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Sprigs Of Time 78s From The EMI Archive
'A wicked sense of pacing, of beauty and absurdity, and an instinctive ear for musical action' (The New York Times). 'There's no theme or continuity... unless you count sheer awesomeness' (Fader).




'78s Labels' Multi-coloured on white
With records from Sprigs Of Time and our London series.



'Honest Jons' Badge
2.5 centimetres in diameter.



Give Me Love Songs Of The Brokenhearted, Baghdad, 1925-1929
'Beautiful, haunting... spiritual reflection is sung with carnal force, songs of romance are rendered like hymns. For a few moments, on these ancient records, Baghdad sounds like paradise' (Rolling Stone).



Living Is Hard West African Music In Britain, 1927-1929
'So it is that Honest Jon's has (again) unearthed an episode of black music history in Britain: these are tough cuts in no way easy listening, but absolutely essential' (**** The Observer).





Steel An' Skin Afro Punk Reggae Dub
From our heartlands the late 70s Grove a stupendous mixture of stomping disco, dub and steel band, in its lineage crossing Ginger Johnson (from London Is The Place For Me) with The Twentieth Century Steel Band.



Wareika Hill Sounds Proverbs Of Proverbs
An unexpectedly upful, shuffling, percussive rug-cutter, with the Light Of Saba veteran bringing a little go-go to the grounation, and a deft, lovely dub mixed by Moritz von Oswald.



Son Palenque Samba
Three new recordings from Colombia a delirious brew of highlife and chalupa, Afrobeat and champeta.



Diplo / Newham Generals / Elewedu Of Agege Fuji Ouija / Tetsuya's Theme / Dance / Thank You
A Lagos fuji session sets Diplo tearing up walls and stomping across the ceiling; a fragment of afro-folk percussion triggers the Generals' brilliant futurism; and two sumptuous cuts of the original deal.



Tony Allen / Hypnotic Brass Ensemble / Salah Ragab Sankofa / One Tree / Ole
The shimmering, refined funk of Sankofa takes T's Losun for its departure point; the Cairo side is a burning basement session in the Ra big-band tradition, heavy on the percussion and choca with fine solos.



Migrating Bird The Songs Of Lal Waterson
Alasdair Roberts, Nancy Elizabeth, Michael Hurley, James Yorkston, Victoria Williams, Richard Youngs: six ravishing, luminous new interpretations. Short-run vinyl sampler, fine pressing, silk-screened sleeves.



Migrating Bird The Songs Of Lal Waterson
'folk album of the year' (The Observer); '***** ... not a note is wasted' (Time Out); **** Mojo; **** Uncut; 'Compilation Of The Year' (The Guardian).



The Light Of Saba The Magical Light Of Saba
'... compelling and eccentric mix of lopsided funk, freaky jazz and African disco, which gets through more rhythms than some people hear in a lifetime', Time Out ; '***** pure bliss', Kevin 'The Bug' Martin, Muzik.



'Light Of Saba' On beige
Two beautiful tees to celebrate our album becoming available again.