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Soul Jazz compilations

Discussion in 'music, bands, clubs & festies' started by Orang Utan, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  3. stockwelljonny

    stockwelljonny Wait here I have gone to get help

    Yes, love soul jazz comps, they've educated me into loads of stuff, love their spirit. I am trying to gradually buy as many as I can as even if its a while til I get to them as know that the selection will be great. Faves would include the Dub comps, the Mantronix selection, all of the recent Disco are great (4 I think so far?) - the one with River Drive & Larry Holmes esp :cool:, Voodoo Drums Vol 1 esp is outstanding, the Gypsy Rhumba bought recently and keep coming back to it, heavy rocky loud 68-72 sounds, Hustle Reggae Disco has some great stuff - really nice reggae versions of Don't Stop Til You Get Enough and Ring My Bell, have really enjoyed the New Orleans Funk comps as didn't know that sound at all, New Yorica - Culture clash in NY one is good :)
     
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  4. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

  5. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer Well-Known Member

    Was once in that shop when a middle-aged lady came in shouting about how exploitative reggae was for not paying the artists. She momentarily paused before launching a second rant about how someone had wanted to film her having sex with a dog. The shop was a bit pricey if I remember.
     
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  6. Red Cat

    Red Cat Well-Known Member

    Blagsta has a few, I think they're great, but I'm not sure what they are :oops: I'll ask him.
     
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  8. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    for fans of the Blood Sisters track on that (by far the strongest tune IMO), it's totally worth shelling out on the 12 - the dub on the flip is amazing.
     
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    Callie Pivoting

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  10. Ground Elder

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  11. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    my impression soul jazz comps along with blood and fire reissues played a huge role in rekindling wider interest and familiarity in Jamaican music in the uk from late 90s onwards...the Dynamite series seem particularly popular. Soul jazz ran popular club nights at that time too. (went to one in Angel iirc)

    the series that really opened my mind were the bossa nova ones...the cds come with big booklets about 50s/60s Brazilian music and are a great education. Top selection too.

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    my fav track on that is Don't Let It Go To Your Head
     
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  12. killer b

    killer b Ennui Rollins

    They ran a night called 100% dynamite at electrowerks. I went loads, it was brilliant.
     
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  13. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    that's the one
     
  14. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    I really liked the Mantronix one when it came out, but there are loads that I will have forgotten about.
    Mantronix - That's My Beat
     
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    stockwelljonny Wait here I have gone to get help

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  16. Mattym

    Mattym Well-Known Member

    That & The Visage track on there are great- in fact, not a bad one on there at all. Suppose you could say that about all the Soul Jazz comps. I seem to remember a really good Acid one as well.
     
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  17. cozmikbrew

    cozmikbrew Bass case

    They do some splendid releases indeed,ye gads ive spent some money with em:D
    this is deffinately one of the best party selections theyve put together,played it at many a back to mine session an it always gets the mood groovy:DThat Blood Sisters track is just phenomanal aint it?
     
  18. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    That's a good one.

    I recommend the first Deutsche Elektronische Musik and Country Soul Sisters (while not containing many rarities it's nice to have them all in one place). Inner City Beat and British Television, Film and Library Composers 1956-80 are kind of interesting, not sure I'd pay full whack for them but worth picking up if you see them cheap second hand.

    I wasn't really grabbed by initial ones in the PUNK 45 series - thought the latest french one looks more interesting.
     
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  19. redsquirrel

    redsquirrel This Machine Kills Progressives

    Also not a compilation but they released the wonderful Dalston Shroud by Sand (who sadly seemed to have vanished)
     
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  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

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  21. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    They recently released this one to accompany the current exhibition at Tate Modern 'Soul of A Nation - Art in the Age of Black Power', which is definitely worth a visit. The album's pretty decent, although the lack of something by The Last Poets is a glaring omission.

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  22. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Co-incidentally, I have that lined up to listen to next. William of Walworth was posting enthusiastically about Gil Scott Heron the other day, so he might be interested in this too.
    Are there any definitive psychedelic soul/jazz oriented comps on Soul Jazz? I'm thinking of Rotary Connection, Art Ensemble Of Chicago, that sort of thing? I have a vague memory of seeing a review of something like it
     
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  23. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    I like their New York Noise compilations too - I think they did three of them, the first of which was this

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  24. Casual Observer

    Casual Observer Well-Known Member

    Furnace, if you like that then you'll shit your pants at Jack Ruby. Pre-punk, pre-no wave, pre-everything. No records during their 1973-74 'heyday' or the near 40 years since then two retrospective CDs a few years ago. Ugly noise to some, manna from heaven to me - way ahead of its time either way.

     
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  25. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    I have those lined up too. saving them for last tbh cos I know I'll love them
     
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  26. Dr. Furface

    Dr. Furface One small step for man

    :cool: thanks!
     
  27. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

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  28. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    got the first acid one, but didn't know about the second, which looks a bit more far out. cheers!
    got the ACR one too, will seek out the Mark Stewart one - I remember a friend playing me something by him when I was young and impressionable - think it must have been cos of Adrian Sherwood and I was bang into Dub Syndicate at the time
     
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  29. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    They did a Konk one too; I seem to remember you liked them. I got one of their 12"s in a bargain pack back in the 80's and have loved 'em since.
    I'm a big Sherwood/On-U/Pop Group/Bristol bands fan, so have plenty of that stuff too.
    The "Murder Tone" Dub Syndicate compilation is worth a listen if you've not heard it.
     
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    killer b Ennui Rollins

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