Leroy Hutson’s Final Studio Album Out Now

Introducing Leroy Hutson’s final studio album (to date), recorded in 2009. Originally only available on CD and quickly deleted but now available on vinyl for the very first time!
 
The demise of Curtom in the early eighties saw Hutson relocate to Elektra, where in 1982 he released Paradise – highly acclaimed and much loved for a time it looked like that release may spell the end but some twenty-seven years later, the newly monikered ‘Lee’ Huston unveiled Soothe You Groove You.
 

Miles Away Records Present Bongi & Nelson ‘Do You Remember Malcolm’

After the resounding success of the first release, Miles Away Records are back with this staggeringly beautiful afro funk track by Bongi Makeba and Nelson Lee. Written by South African singer and song-writing legend, Miriam Makeba, it’s social and political message shines through from the opening lines.

 

Originally released in 1971 on the French Label Editions Syliphone Conakry “Do You Remember Malcolm” is stunning rarity with this reissue well overdue. The track was performed and recorded by Bongi Makeba whilst her Mother Miriam was in voluntary exile in Guinea, 4 years after the classic ‘Pata Pata’ was released. Backed by ‘Everything For You My Love’ (the A-side on the original pressing), this limited edition of 500 is sure to sell out quickly.

 

Miles Away Records is the new label founded by DJ Dom Ore and will specialize in reissuing rare recordings from around the world on whichever format they deserve.

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Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Soul On The Corner Out Now

Soul On The Corner OUT TODAY!

It’s here! Soul On The Corner is officially out and you can grab a copy from the Acid Jazz website now.

Following last year’s acclaimed Jazz On The Corner compilation 2019 again sees Martin Freeman team up with Acid Jazz’s renowned head honcho Eddie Piller to present a veritable and personal collection of tracks. Compiled from the pair’s personal favourites, be it hearing on the radio, word of mouth or Dj-ing – Soul On The Corner represents the entire gamut of soul from the sixties and seventies right up to the present as illustrated by the likes of Tommy McGhee and the Acid Jazz recent signee Laville.

Follow the official Soul On The Corner playlist here.

The Brand New Heavies Are Back On Acid Jazz

We’re delighted to announce the return of the The Brand New Heavies to Acid Jazz. Check out their single ‘Getaway’ featuring N’Dea Davenport as premiered on BBC Radio 2 now!!!

Stream >> http://smarturl.it/tbnh_getaway

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Acid Jazz presents Totally Wired Radio

Totally Wired Radio (TWR) is the brand new radio station from Acid Jazz, the seminal East London record company which is currently celebrating its 30th birthday. The station takes its name from the ground-breaking series of albums launched by Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson which became a byword for creative eclecticism.

TWR is the audio companion to Fred Perry Subculture – promoting independence, individuality and identity. From Punk to Funk, Jazz to Reggae, Hip Hop to Gospel and a whole lot more in-between.

Music across the genres and music across the boundaries.

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Martin Freeman & Eddie Piller present Soul On The Corner

Following last year’s acclaimed Jazz On The Corner compilation 2019 again sees Martin Freeman team up with Acid Jazz’s renowned head honcho Eddie Piller to present a veritable and personal collection of tracks. Compiled from the pair’s personal favourites, be it hearing on the radio, word of mouth or Dj-ing – Soul On The Corner represents the entire gamut of soul from the sixties and seventies right up to the present as illustrated by the likes of Tommy McGhee and the Acid Jazz recent signee Laville.

Opening with the inimitable Bobby Womack and How Could You Break My Heart, as Piller explains; “I never tire of hearing this record and have used regularly to close my DJ set, it’s a real hands-in-the-air moment.” Further cuts from the renowned and less well-known seamlessly complement each other – the smooth sultry jam of Laville’s Thirty One or the superbly nuanced slice of progressive soul in the shape of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77’s Love Music. Piller’s selection transcends the rock / soul divide with Never Gonna Give You Up from former Impression Jerry Butler, adding: “I plumped for this because I recalled the incredible response from The Black Keys’ version that I aired on the BBC’s Funk and Soul show.”

No less varied is the choice of soul fan Martin Freeman, opening with the vintage ’68 soul with a twist of something rockier, Barbara Acklin’s A Raggedy Ride that he professes; “is an unexpected gem that’s been a favourite of mine for forever.” Other picks arrive in the form of Georgie Fam’s cover of Bobby Womack’s Daylight that has Freeman enthusing; “the original is a beaut. This is better.” Further inclusions come from The Supremes and The Wisdom Of Time, representing the mid-nineties contemporary soul scene is Lewis Taylor with Lucky that as Freeman asserts is; “an epic tune.” Meanwhile, taken from their first self-titled album Earth, Wind & Fire’s Fan The Fire epitomizes the innovative nature of one of the most successful acts of all time and adds Freeman; “this is a funky-as-hell cry for peace and love. Good lord, they were SO good.”

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Tracklist
1/ Bobby Womack – How Could You Break My Heart
2/ Willie Hutch – Lucky To Be Loved By You
3/ Tommy McGee – Now That I Have You
4/ Laville – Thirty One
5/ Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77’ – Love Music
6/ Pamoja – Oooh Baby
7/ Goodie – You & I
8/ Patsy Gallant – It’ll All Come Around
9/ Arnold Blair – Finally Made It Home
10/ The Reverend T.L Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir – Like A Ship (Without A Sail)
11/ Bobby Dukes – Just To Be With You
12/ Jerry Butler – Never Give You Up
13/ Barbara Acklin – A Raggedy Ride
14/ Georgie Fame – Daylight
15/ Earth, Wind & Fire – Fan The Fire
16/ Lewis Taylor – Lucky
17/ Wayne Davis – I Like The Things About Me That I Once Despised
18/ Donny Hathaway – Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)
19/ Syreeta – I’m Goin’ Left
20/ Curtis Mayfield – Miss Black America
21/ Tower Of Power – Don’t Change Horses (In The Middle Of A Stream)
22/ Brook Benton – Shoes
23/ Tommie Young – Hit and Run Lover
24/ Betty Wright – The Babysitter

*CD tracklist differs from LP tracklist*
ALL PRE-ORDERS BEFORE APRIL 27TH WILL BE ENTERED INTO A COMPETITION TO WIN A JAZZ ON THE CORNER TUBE POSTER

Release date May 3rd 2019: All UK pre-orders will be sent out in time for release day, however please allow extra time for international orders due to customs clearing.

 

Laville ‘Thirty One EP’ Out Now

North London rising soul sensation and Acid Jazz Records signee Laville releases his debut EP ‘Thirty One’ on March 15th.  Featuring previous singles ‘Easy’ and EP title track ‘Thirty One’ as well as a beautiful cover of JP Cooper’s ‘Passport Home’ and an acoustic version of ‘Thirty One’, it is a stunning introduction to an incredibly exciting British talent. Listen to Laville’s ‘Thirty One EP’ HERE

Speaking about the EP release Laville reveals, “This EP is a tiny snippet into what kind of music I want to make, and think that’s an honest form of soul music. One that gives flavour of the old and new school. It’s like a rebirth for me. It signifies leaving old habits, behaviour and parties behind. Passport home is a pleasure to sing because it’s so well written and arranged. I’m not afraid of a cover if I think I can do it justice.”

Having featured on Big Narstie‘s album track ‘Help’ on his 2018 album ‘BDL Bipolar’, Laville recently performed the track live on Big Narstie’s Channel 4 show. Watch it back on 4oD. He’s also picked up tastemaker support from the likes of Complex who premiered his single ‘Thirty One’ and called it a “A Cool And Breezy Coming Of Age Tale”, CLASH, Songwriting Magazine, The National Student, When The Horn Blows, Somewhere Soul to name a few. 

Laville’s teenage years followed a familiar journey through joy and trauma that saw him singing locally, before a University place beckoned and briefly curtailed his musical ambitions. Employed in a series of jobs, from Michelin starred restaurants, leading front-of-house to help running various musical venues in London Laville has maintained a relentless work ethic, one that has since led back to his first love.

Whilst influenced via a creative cornucopia as he moved through his teens, more recently has seen this talented vocalist weave his own path with assistance from an array of friends and mutual musical acquaintances.

Laville has found the ideal home at Acid Jazz Records, for whom he is the first new male solo artist they have signed since Jamiroquai.

EP tracklisting:

Thirty One
Easy

Passport Home (acoustic) (JP Cooper Cover)

Thirty One (acoustic)

Out Now // Mother Earth ‘The People Tree’ 25th Anniversary Edition

OUT TODAY: The 25th Anniversary re-issue of Mother Earth’s People Tree is here, looking and sounding splendid on green vinyl ?

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New Video For Laville ‘Thirty One’

“Refreshing soul with a modern twist, Laville is worth comparing to everyone from Donny Hathaway to Stevie Wonder, Lonnie Liston Smith to Acid Jazz heroes Jamiroquai.”

Check out the brand new video for Thirty One as premiered by Clash Magazine. It’s stunning!

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NEW RELEASE // Corduroy ‘Rare Stock’

PRE-ORDER // Corduroy – ‘Rare Stock’ CD/LP

Just in-time for an extensive UK tour throughout March and April, Corduroy release their Rare Stock Collection of out-takes and rarities. It shows a depth and musicality in their catalogue beyond and above their better known material. It also acts as an alternative timeline of the height of their career in the 1990s.

The tracks range from extracts taken from their original demo tape that won them their contract at Acid Jazz – Goober Grape and Hicky Burr – to the abandoned sessions for an abandoned fourth album in the middle of the decade, from which an early version of the compelling Clockwork Man appeared.

In between there is the cancelled 1995 single Summer In My Eye, the vocal version of Very Yeah, which was itself considered as a single. The collection also comes with a brand new mix of 1994 hit Mini, by Ashley Beedle of X-Press 2 fame.

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