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
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
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
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."
Gilles Peterson / Various Artists Horo - A Jazz Porttrait Horo - A Jazz Portrait is put together by Gilles Peterson and released on Dejavu records! Gilles Peterson says: 'My first taste of Horo was a Steve Grossman album called "Moonwalk", I found it in a back street in Firenze on my first DJ trip to Italy back in 1987. The logo seduced me and before long I'd gotten hold of the Kenny Clarke too. Over time I managed to gather a sizeable collection from this Saba of the south. Then when I came upon one of Sun Ra's doubles my search for the name on each sleeve increased... Also Sinesio... who WAS this person? The time arrived in 2008, spring in Rome and a trip to the country with a surprise from my friend Paolo Scotti... a farmhouse and a Sunday lunch date. We devoured what can only be described as a veritable feast and I listened to the stories and thoughts of a most spectacular mind... it is rare when you meet and witness a philosophy like Aldo's and it inspired me to continue on my own personal path of self discovery and jazz. Desert was in the outhouse where a goldmine of vinyl awaited me - rows of Irio De Paula's, roomfuls of Gianni Basso's and a full store of mint Freddie Hubbard's... My favorite bits can be found on this CD'. Dejavu Out of Stock
Madness The Liberty Of Norton Folgate Box Set Special edition boxset version of Madness' acclaimed last album featuring new tracks, outtakes, live tracks and a vinyl version of the album to boot! Also comes with various stuff like badges and posters, plus a membership card for Madness' online fan club. A bargain for collectors! Please note: postage charges will be added to your order manually for this item. The following rates will apply: UK 4 Europe 6 Rest Of The World 8 CD1: 1. Overture 2. We Are London 3. Sugar And Spice 4. Forever Young 5. Dust Devil 6. Rainbows 7. That Close 8. Mk II 9. On The Town 10. Clerkenwell Polka 11. The Liberty Of Norton Folgate CD2: 1. Let's Go 2. Idiot Child 3. Mission From Hell 4. Seven Dials 5. Hunchback Of Toriano 6. Fish & Chips 7. Bingo 8. NW5 9. One Fine Day 10. The Kiss 11. Africa CD3: 1. Dust Devil (demo) 2. Let's Go (demo) 3. Clerkenwell Polka (demo) 4. Forever Young (demo) 5. Seven Dials (demo) 6. On The Town (demo) 7. Fish & Chips Parade (demo) 8. Idiot Child (demo) 9. We Are London (demo) 10. We Are London (Live) 11. Idiot Child (Live) 12. Bingo (Live) 13. NW5 (Live) 14. On The Town (Live) 15. MK II (Live) 16. Sugar and Spice (Live) 17. Dust Devil (Live) 18. Clerkenwell Polka (Live) 19. Forever Young (Live) 20. The Liberty Of Norton Folgate (Live) LP: A1. We Are London A2. Forever Young A3. Dust Devil A4. Sugar And Spice A5. The Liberty Of Norton Folgate B1. Clerkenwell Polka B2. Bingo B3. Rainbows B4. That Close B5. MKII B6. Idiot Child B7. On The Town www.myspace.com/madnessofficial Lucky Seven Out of Stock
Top Deck Ska 45's Box Set 1A. Lawless Street - King Sporty, Justin Yap & The Skatalites 1B. Chinatown - Don Drummond & the Skatalites 2A. Turn To The Almighty (take 2) - Jackie Opel 2B. Red is Danger (take 4) - Johnny Moore 3A. Please Beverley - Bibby & the Astronauts 3B. El Cid (Dahil Sayo) (take 4) - King Sporty & Roland Alphonso 4A. Someone - The Jetts 4B. Love in the Afternoon - Don Drummond 5A. Man Alone (take 2) - The Deacons 5B. A Shot in the Dark (take 1) - Roland Alphonso 6A. Ambition of Men - Rueben Anderson 6B. Non-Stop (take unknown) - Roland Alphonso 7A. Ska Down Jamaica Way (South of the Border) - Ferdie Nelson & Ivan Yap 7B. Rolli Rollin' - Roland Alphonso 8A. Weeping and Wailing - Ferdie Nelson 8B. Ska-Ra-Van (take 2) - Roland Alphonso Top Deck Out of Stock
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