this is really good: Various - Nigeria Freedom Sounds! (Popular Music & The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63)some of the recent ones look great - theres no way those two nigerian funk comps will be anything but brilliant, and Venezuela '70 sounds interesting.
this is wicked too Various - Punk 45 Chaos In The City Of Angels And Devils (Hollywood From X To Zero & Hardcore On The Beaches: Punk In Los Angeles 1977-81)
There's this, don't know if it's any good?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
Well it's got a Last Poets track on it which, as I said earlier, their new Soul of A Nation comp really should have tooThere's this, don't know if it's any good?
Black Fire! New Spirits! – Radical and Revolutionary Jazz In The USA 1957 - 1982 | Soul Jazz Records
Excellent stuff. Thanks for the linksDUBS AND INSTRUMENTALS
Sound Dimension - Mojo Rocksteady Beat
Jackie Mittoo - The Keyboard King At Studio One
Jackie Mittoo & The Soul Brothers - Last Train To Skaville
Various - Studio One Scorcher
Various - Studio One Scorcher Vol. 2
Sound Dimension - Jamaica Soul Shake Vol 1
Dub Specialist - Studio One Dub
Various - Studio One Dub Vol. 2
Dub Specialist - Studio One Dub Fire Special (Chapter Three: 18 Heavyweight Dub Cuts From Brentford Road)
OTHERS / PAN-ERA
Various - The Legendary Studio One Records (Original Classic Recordings 1963-1980)
Various - Studio One Classics
Various - Studio One Ironsides (Original Classic Recordings 1963-1979)
Various - Studio One Story
Various - Studio One Rockers
Various - Studio One Kings
Various - Studio One Musik City
Various - Studio One Dancehall (Sir Coxsone In The Dance: The Foundation Sound)
Various - Studio One Disco Mix
....Im going in!!!
Nor had I, and I think by the smallest of margins (the quality is so high across everything ive played so far) my favourites so far are these Scorcher instrumental Vols 1 +2 - some really rare mainly b-side jazzy one-offs, incidentally going for silly money on discogs for their original 7s. I just love the JA jazz sound, and theres also some real experimentation going on in amongst the selections. Cedric IM Brooks playing on a lot of them. Would really like to see the liner notes - thats another thing Soul Jazz do very well.Excellent stuff. Thanks for the links
Cant help you on the Brentford All Stars one though. I've not seen that compilation before tbh.
Like you, I'm in the process of going digital (not really through choice but that's another story) and what I'm finding is that you need to be asking questions about the provenance of the mastering for compilations especially and for reissues generally. I'm really wondering how common it is post 2000 for a lot of compilations that were put out on CD for some or all of the tracks to be several times removed from the master, e.g. from MP3s.Something to be wary of. Suggests there's no CD version that hasnt been overdubbed? - though the Soul Jazz comp has the original recordings obvs, and is as clean as you're going to get - I think its been mastered from vinyl, and a couple of tunes in particular you can really hear it.
I guess it depends on how much you can hear the difference.Like you, I'm in the process of going digital (not really through choice but that's another story) and what I'm finding is that you need to be asking questions about the provenance of the mastering for compilations especially and for reissues generally. I'm really wondering how common it is post 2000 for a lot of compilations that were put out on CD for some or all of the tracks to be several times removed from the master, e.g. from MP3s.
In building my digital library, I've had to teach myself how to generate and interpret spectrographs, although at the moment, I only do this for files sourced from digital outlets as it is not uncommon for legitimate digital music outlets to be selling lossless files that are just transcoded MP3s. In the vinyl reissue market, it appears less common but there still chancers pressing up vinyl "reissues" from MP3s or rips of other pieces of vinyl, although they seem to get found out quite quickly if you keep an eye on the comments section on Discogs [example]; still, that does mean that someone has to buy it first to discover that it's poor quality.
Back to the thread, yup, love a bit of Soul Jazz. Had 100-500% Dynamite on vinyl, sold them as a job lot, this has just reminded me that I need to get the CD rips onto my NAS so I can play them…
The drummer in my brothers band gave me a manky stack of 7"s a few years back. They had been liberated from a jukebox in a pub in Kilburn, London around 1978. These are some of the ones in a playable condition, there are still a few scratches though! This is less of a mix, more a selection of tunes that needed recording before they got into a worse condition, although I'm impressed that after several owners and thirty odd years they play at all...! So stick it on and get skankin'...!
clicky the artwork to download..
The royal ras-es - Love the way it should be
Hugh brown - Bits of paper
Sir Harry Vs Jah whoosh - Waydown west
Dennis brown - Wolf & leopard
Winston jarrett & the righteous flames - Kaya
Jah berry - Daily news
Lopez walker - Send another moses
Starky & hutch - Trinity
Jah whoosh - So we stay
Joseph watt - Love on the seen
Symarip - Skinhead moonstomp
Dhaima - Ina jah children
Skatalites - Guns of Navarone
Errol davis - Part i have taken
Joe gibbs & the proffessionals - Kick to yu chin
Clint eastwood - Don't go on like a hooligan
Augustus pablo - East of the river nile
Steve baswell - I'm getting bad (version)
Nigger kojak - Massacre
Cornell campbell - Prisoner of love
Jah berry - One chant down babylon
Gregory isaacs - Joe public
I-roy - Natty get ready
Love vibration - So ashamed
Mighty diamonds - Ghetto living
Junior delgado - Arm robbery
Peace & Jah be praised!
Sounds like I'm bullshitting but i literally played that George Faith track from that (downloaded) comp on Sunday night and it didn't have any chat on itWriting my previous post prompted me to put on:
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which has some great extended versions on it and sounds good on my (basic) home system so some care was taken to compiling & mastering it from decent sources. Though, having said that, one of my favourite tracks is the long version of George Faith — I Forgot to Be Your Lover (AKA To Be a Lover) and I failed to recall, as I was slipping into an extended version bliss, that for some reason it includes the Dillinger toast from the extended version of Roots Train that seemingly drops in at random and out of time with the George Faith track, it's really jarring!
I'm pretty sure that it's like this on the 12" vinyl too which I also have, I will have to dig out to double check but it sounds so much like an error and one can only imagine how high Lee Perry was when he was doing the final mixdown but the masters must be like that unless anyone knows of a version where Dillinger doesn't rudely intrude?
I still have it somewhere burnt to CD - I'll rip it and stick it online somewhere if anyone wants it, (if I can find the cd )Someone on here (tendril?) had a similar haul a decade or so ago, the contents of a jukebox. They did an awesome mix using only 7s from the skip too. Wouldn't mind hearing that one again tbh...