Combined here are the explosive talents of R&B & Soul music history featuring such legends as Joe Simon, Nina Simone, Bobby Adams, Grover Mitchell & Eddie Banks with his Five Dreamers. Back To The Beat bursts into action with a mighty fine slice of Tennessee soul courtesy of happy-go-lucky Herbert Hunter, a top-off that defines THE BEAT & is the first of two sides from Ted Jarrett’s Poncello imprint, the second being Ricky Rezell’s storming ‘What You Bet’. The pace is relentless, as the heavyweights of rhythm & soul power through the set that pairs Northern Soul favourites Dean Barlow & the Profiles alongside the ferocious Bertha Tillman, Big Boy Myles and Mary Johnson. Dale Cunningham closes proceedings with the rarest of the original 45s, the big-money ‘Too Young’. The Legend of Northern Soul Continues.

Vinyl LP available in store and online.

Follow up to the Reggae Girl compilation Germany’s Grover Supreme issued a year or so back, covering similar vintage “boss reggae” vocals and instumentals from the late sixties produced by A. G. Murphy. A definite scorcher from The Tennors – a set that’s overflowing with soulful harmonies from the rocksteady trio – and which also includes a few cuts by choice contemporaries as well!

The rhythms here are in the best late 60s Kingston modes – plenty of pre-reggae soulful sounds from Jamaica, with … More

Disappointed you didn’t get the Fathers Day gift you were after? Fear not, a repress of The Uniques – ‘Absolutely..’ limited edition on orange vinyl has just landed of the original Trojan release in 1968. ..”The Uniques are undoubtedly one of the most expressive in the field of entertainment in Jamaica today. Whenever they deliver a song, whether a bright or a sad one, the Uniques lift your soul & bring joy to you heart with their tremendous projection of soul, sung in Rock Steady & Reggae style..”

New Trojan Records repress vinyl LP available in store and online.

Outta Sight pay homage to the original R&B maverick, and British music industry innovator, Guy Stevens with 16 original tracks culled from the DJs ‘Scene Club’ playlist. When R&B fanatic Guy Stevens was given the Monday night dead spot at the tiny basement club in Ham Yard, R&B and the embryonic Mod scene, came of age. The former city insurance broker had acquired a formidable black American record collection and he was intent on spreading his R&B gospel to the ‘in’ crowd.

The Scene Club quickly established itself as the place to be seen and the place to see the coolest ‘faces’ … More

Fantastic gems in the shuffle, blues and ballad style from the early years of Studio One and Jamaican music. An amazing double LP package of titles, both well known and obscure, produced by Coxsone Dodd between 1960 and 1962. Includes such classics as Theo Beckford’s Easy Snapping, Alton (Ellis) and Eddie (Perkins) Muriel, Owen Gray’s On The Beach, Don Drummond’s This Man Is Back and many, many more from the foundation artists at Studio One.

The late 50’s and early 60’s witnessed the rise of the Jamaican record producer, of whom none were more popular … More

There’s not too much to say about this, the 5th volume of Keb Darge & Little Edith’s Legendary Wild Rockers that you won’t know already: it’s the final instalment of an acclaimed series that picks up where vol. 1-4 left off, with more raw, rootsy rockabilly & surf sounds, many rare as the proverbial hen’s teeth. An infamous part of Britain’s club culture since the heyday of the Northern scene in the 70s when he first gained a reputation for the rugged physicality and athleticism of his dancing, Keb made the transition to DJ with his legendary residency at Stafford’s Top of The World club at the beginning of the ‘80s, where he became known for breaking ‘newies’ at a time the scene was wallowing in nostalgia.

Keb Darge will spinning 60’s Rebellion with live guests Vince Ray’s Looser Machine at Hastings’ newest music venue ‘The Piper’, … More

The saying don’t judge a book by it’s cover should also apply to this album. ‘Red Red Wine’ is a compilation album compiled by the Jamaican producer Brother Dan, better known by his stage name Dandy. The album consists of some of his most popular productions like Tony Tribe’s “Red Red Wine” and Israelites “Games People Play”. The reggae version of the Neil Diamond title song became a hit in the UK in the summer of 69. With his own showcase label ‘DownTown’, Dandy entered the music world, including his popular release ‘Reggae In Your Jeggae’.

Originally produced by Trojan Records in 1969. This repressed album is available as a limited edition of 750 individually numbered … More

1969 proved a pivotal year for Trojan and reggae as a whole. In the month’s following the company’s launch the previous summer, it was fast becoming a major force on the British music scene, its success propelled by the spending power of a new, powerful demographic that was successfully bringing reggae into the mainstream consciousness. Considered by many to be the best Trojan compilation LP.

Trojan released a 12 track budget-priced set that would become an era defining collection and one of the most popular … More