Charles Bradley Soul Of America Souls Of America follows Bradley's heart warming story, documenting his rise after the release of his brilliant debut album after being spotted by Daptone, throught to the release of his sucessful second album, 'Victim of Love' after over 40 long years as a James Brown tribute act. A true story of rags to, (kinda), riches full of many hardships along the way. This award-winning documentary explores Charles’ remarkable journey through abandonment, homelessness and tragedy to recording with the masters of modern soul Daptone and Dunham Records. Spanning the exciting, painful and uncertain months prior to the release of his debut album in January 2011,Charles Bradley: Soul of America documents one man’s ultimate triumph over an impossible dream 48 years in the making. Charles Bradley: Soul of America charts the incredible late-in-life rise of 62 year-old aspiring soul singer Charles Bradley, whose debut album No Time For Dreaming rocketed him from a hard life in New York’s housing projects to MOJO and Rolling Stone magazine’s top albums of 2011. Daptone
Dego & Kaidi A So We Gwarn Sophisticated, jazzy rare groove vibesing from Dego (4Hero) & Kaidi (Tatham) on Theo Parrish’s Sound Signature bastion. As broad as it is deep and plush, A So We Gwarn catches 14 prime examples of the long-running duo in irresistible effect, turning their hand to myriad variations on a soulful broken beat hustle, flanked by loads of their mates and regular collaborators; Mr. Mensah, Nadine Charles, Sarina Leah, Yelfris Valdes, Ray Carless, Wayne Francis. We spy highlights in the swinging, Afro-cubed shuffle of Decide What You Choose, and the Mala-in-Cuba-esque roll of Nyabinghi Warriors, with the chrome squirt boogie of 18.1096 N 77.2975 W showing all the new boogie cats how it’s done, and Don’t Put Your Hat Where Your Hand Can’t Reach finishing up on a live-o jazz-fusion flex with double deadly percussion. Sound Signature CD | LP
Moodymann DJ Kicks 30 track mix from the one and only Kenny Dixon Jr. aka Moodymann! Iconic Detroit DJ and producer Moodymann is at the helm for his first ever multi-artist DJ mix compilation. Born Kenny Dixon Jr., Moodymann is a one-of-a-kind electronic music icon, hailing from, and wholly synonymous with the Motor City. He is an outspoken, impossibly charismatic artist who has been putting a distinctive and soulful stamp on house and techno since the early 90s. Melting together jazz, funk, soul, blues and rock in captivating ways, he is responsible for some of electronic music’s most definitive tracks, EPs and LPs on labels like Planet E, Peacefrog and his own KDJ and Mahogani Music imprints. As able to serve up the sweetest and most sensual sounds as he is the darkest and most depraved grooves, his own unique voice and stream of conscious musings infuse expertly sought-out samples for music that is decisively alive and authentic. K7 CD | LP
Passion For Vinyl Pt. 1 - A Tribute To All Who Dig The Groove Robert Haagsma Book with front-slot for 7" which essentially becomes part of the artwork! (7" features psych rocker Jacco Gardner and Dubstep producer Mala) This numbered 240-page book is for vinyl lovers worldwide with contributions from DJ’s, musicians, label owners, designers, record dealers, collectors and engineers like Henry Rollins, Bernie Grundman, Hans Pokora, Chris Ellis, Steffi, Mala, Vaughan Oliver, Lee Dorrian, Jacco Gardner, John Dyer Baizley and Craig Kallman (Atlantic Records), Nigel House (Rough Trade), Mark Klinkhamer (Music On Vinyl), Kevin Lewandowski (Discogs), James Burton (Warp)... They muse about the first record that changed their lives, talk about their prized collectibles and explain why they were determined to keep vinyl alive. Passion for Vinyl also tells the history of Record Industry, the Dutch factory that has been pressing vinyl since the 1950’s. This book is a tribute to vinyl, a format that is making a spectacular comeback recently, although for many music lovers it never really disappeared. Passion For Vinyl is written by Dutch author, music journalist and incurable vinyl fanatic Robert Haagsma. With an introduction by American vinyl guru Michael Fremer. 7"
Last Shop Standing The Rise, Fall and Rebirth Of The Independent Record Shop Expected 10th September A great documentary about independent record shops, the ups & downs of the record trade, featuring a wealth of appearances by well known musicians and industry insiders. Highly recommended. "This is an independent film from an independent film company about independent record shops featuring music by independent bands completely financed by music fans and independent record labels. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960's / 70s and 80’s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Hear from over 20 record shop owners and music industry leaders as well as musicians including PAUL WELLER, JOHNNY MARR, NORMAN COOK, BILLY BRAGG, RICHARD HAWLEY and NERINA PALLOT as they all tell us how the shops became and still are a part of their own musical education, a place to cherish and discover new bands and new music."
Deep Crates A Documentary Dedicated To The Art Of Beatdiggin' *** On order with our supplier for now - apologies for any inconvenience - we should have it in soon, hopefully... Thanks for your patience! *** The first ever full-length hip hop documentary film dedicated to the art of diggin in the crates. This is an exciting project that examines the world of beatdiggin culture through the eyes of some of hip hops most elite producers and DJs from around the globe. Features exclusive crate diggin anecdotes from some of the masters of the craft never revealed before on film. Featuring exclusive interviews and behind the scenes footage with; Diamond D Lord Finesse Buckwild Amed Ogee Mr.Walt & Evil D (Beatminerz) V.I.C. & Mike Heron (Ghetto Pros) Maseo (De La Soul) Madlib Peanut Butter Wolf Egon DJ Eclipse (Non Phixion) Soulman Beni B Amir (Kon & Amir) Fusion DJ Format A-1 Records NYC The Sound Library NYC WFMU Record Show Beatdawg Out of Stock
funk 45's 10 classic funk 45's postage for this item will be 2.50 in the UK and increase accordingly if posting further afield. a must for funk collectors!! 10 classic 45's with the original labels and range bags.. tony alvon and the belairs, the commodores,united 8,the t.su. toronadoes,charles wright,cold grits,the gaturs,the noble knights,the memphis horns,freddie and the kinfolk,the fabulous counts,the meters,the stovall sisters,cold blood, the mighty hannibal earth wind and fire,clarence reid,the beginning of the end..... wea Out of Stock
Culture Seven Sevens Clash Boxset 7x7" in a boxset with download codes! Culture is one of the most famous groups from reggae's classic era of the mid to late 1970s. Seven Sevens Clash is a collection of seven of the group's classic 7" singles presented together in a numbered limited edition deluxe package! Fronted by the charismatic and visionary Joseph Hill, alongside Albert Walker and Kenneth Dayes, Culture's recordings for Joe Gibbs' label were instrumental in the popularization of roots reggae music, with singles like the anthemic "Two Sevens Clash" winning the hearts and minds of music fans all across the globe. The vocal and dub versions showcased here on original label 45s in a set of highly desirable vintage style sleeves remind us of the strength of the recordings the group made for The Mighty Two (producer Gibbs & engineer Errol Thompson), music that formed foundations of a career that would last, and prove remarkably consistent, for over 30 years! VP 7" Out of Stock
Gil Scott-Heron The Last Holiday: A Memoir The remarkable memoirs of Gil Scott-Heron who sadly passed away earlier in 2011... Dr. Martin Luther King had a dream. And Stevie Wonder had a dream. This is a book about dreams.' In the autumn of 1980, Stevie Wonder invited Gil Scott-Heron to join him on a forty-one-city tour across America, ending in Washing ton in January 1981, to gather popular support for the creation of a holiday in honour of the great civil-rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. Scott-Heron uses this history-making tour as the backbone of his fascinating memoir. Raised by his grandmother in Jackson, Tennessee, Scott-Heron's journey from humble beginnings to becoming one of the most uncompromising and influential musicians and songwriters of his generation is a remarkable one. Politically savvy and savagely satirical, socially conscious and tender-hearted, Gil Scott-Heron has been called the godfather of rap, and his unexpected death in May 2011 marked the loss of one of the world's most vocal and articulate artists. Chuck D of Public Enemy said of Scott-Heron, 'we do what we do and who we do because of you' and Eminem added, 'Scott-Heron influenced all of hip-hop'. And as Sarah Silverman said, "he mirrored ugliness with beauty, audacity, and valour'. A compelling testament to Gil Scott-Heron's career and achievements, The Last Holiday is also highly personal account of his growing up in the South and a touching portrait of Stevie Wonder, and it is full of Scott-Heron's keen insights into the music industry, the civil rights movement, modern America, governmental hypocrisy and our wider place in the world. Out of Stock