Strut Records‘ Souljazz Orchestra have a new LP out September 18th, Solidarity — a record the guys previewed a bit when they guest DJ’d the Aquarium Drunkard show from London in June. I have some extra vinyl to giveaway. If interested, in the comments leave your name, email, and what all you’re listening to these days. Winners notified via email by Monday. Here’s a taste…

MP3: The Souljazz Orchestra :: Kelen Ati Leen

49 Responses to “The Souljazz Orchestra :: Kelen Ati Leen / Solidarity”

  1. Surfing your site from Montreal… good groove! Pour in a little funk, jazz, soul and psychedelica and stir. Check out Dyke and the Blazers, Funky Broadway. Get to that!

  2. Ahh would love a copy of this.

    Lately? The new Swans, Poor Moon and Durutti Column.

  3. Magic Trick, Colossal Gospel, Neil Young Ditch Trilogy albums, The Soft Pack, Tame Impala

  4. These days on my turntable are spinnig the Easy Star All-Stars’ Thrillah, the new Bobby Womack, Monophonics and as a daily dose of forgotten greatness: Kevn Kinney & The Golden Palominos.
    Thanks for your wonderful blog!

  5. Nigeria, Soweto, Benin & Light In The Attic recent releases

  6. Recently been listening to The Falcons, Little Willie John, the new Animal Collective, Jacques Dutronc, George Danquah, and some older stuff of the Bee Gees, among others.

    I also do a weekly LP Love where I do a short review on something from our record collection each week and you can check that out at if you are interested. Thanks for a shot at the giveaway…excited about it!

  7. Dr. John – Locked Down, Sidi Touré – Koïma, Ballaké Sissoko – Chamber Music

  8. Shangaan Electro, Afro-Beat Airways, The Doozer, Plastic Ono Band, Roxy Music and one Bruce Haack track (Stand Up Lazarus) over and over again.

  9. Wooooooha! This track is great. Now I’m listening to new Thee Oh Sees, The Walkmen’s “Heaven,” some old Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Mondo Boy’s Continuous Monument playlist to prep for the release of the forthcoming summer mixtape.

  10. Divine Fits S/T- F’ing tight!
    The Orwells Remember When – Jaw dropping! Thank you AD!
    Ariel Pinks Haunted Graffiti Mature Themes – hilarious, badass, a great listen

    Solidarity – WANT!

  11. Well, good stuff ! These days its a bit of Dreadzone, some Easy Star All Stars, Alabama 3 (you can tell what’s playing on the english festival circuit this summer…) and then digging back – some Barbara Lynn, Dionne Warwick and a bit of Os Mutantes

  12. Lately I’ve been diggin Ondatropica, Divine Fits, Ariel Pink, Harmonitalk (mainly title track with kickass harmonica), The The-Soul Mining, APB- Something to Believe In, among others.

    Thanks for a great blog!

  13. These days I am mostly listening to Red Sovine

  14. Lots of Bombino and Toure-Raichel Collective, also CCR, Cat Stevens and The Boss! Bombino concert coming up on monday here in Montreal… anyway this a great blog and I would really love to score one of your records 🙂

  15. Extra Classic

  16. Terrific group; even better live! In my high rotation lately is the new Walkmen record (“Heaven”), Harry Nilsson’s “The Point,” and George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.”

  17. lately i’ve been listening to nude beach, the orwells, the antlers, at the drive-in, the hoursemartins and elvis costello.

    thanks for everything you all do.

  18. Yeah, this is it. Fur sure.

  19. Had Sabres Of Paradise on all week. Alongside new albums from Euros Childs & Cate Le Bon. Welsh bliss.

  20. This sounds awesome! I’m regularly listening to Monophonics, Adrian Younge, Brownout, Shawn Lee, The Orwells, etc….I could keep going on and on but essentially AD fuels my soul with great music.

  21. This sounds great. Would love to have this in my rotation.

    In my 5 disc changer I have Bob Dylan – Desire, Bruce Springsteen – The Promise Disc 2, Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey, Muddy Waters – The Woodstock Album, and Father John Misty – Fear Fun. On my record player is sitting a vinyl of Tom Waits – Bounced Checks.

  22. love it!

    just got japandroids & the new ariel pink from amazon.

    also, scored a rare record by 80s one-hit wonders, champaign, from my hometown of… champaign!

  23. Hey! Matthew E. White’s record is very good, Les McCann, Eddie Harris, Hank Crawford have been on the turntable a lot …

  24. Listening to…

    Dr. John
    Animal Collective
    Wild Nothing
    Father John Misty
    Shingaro Samakato
    Fly Golden Eagle
    Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
    Anders Osborne
    John Cale
    Ebo Taylor
    Dr. Dog (always)

    More jamz

  25. Yeahyaayuh. I’ve been listening to the Rolling Stones’ Their Satanic Majesties Request, the Thin Lizzy Light in the Attic reissue, any and all Bar-Kays and War, Night Beats, Ty Segall, Thee Oh Sees, and a shit ton of Black Angels and Pond.

  26. The Sundays first and third albums, Larry Norman, Daedelus, Danielle Dax, Sweet Relief II. So I best hear something new.

  27. Coexist, The Weeknd Trilogy, AlunaGeorge, Burial’s Kindred EP, TNGHT and the new Atoms for Peace jam.

  28. Lots of Roky Erickson and The Fall, a little XTC, The Strapping Fieldhands, Bobby Charles, and Charles Bradley.

  29. The last few days have been Madlib’s Medicine shows and his Blue Note album. Recently added into itunes? Waylon Jennings’ Honky Tonk Heroes and Guantanamo Baywatch.

  30. Cowboy, Beatles, Thelonius Monk, Freddie King, Barbara Lynn, and The Band as always

  31. Ooooooh wanna be clutching this record like the fists on its cover. Currently my ears have been enjoing Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings “Naturally” along with the Anthology of American Folk music and Jonny Greenwood is the Controller.


  32. fugazi – live series: 1999, seattle
    cat power – sun
    harmonia – tracks and traces
    brian eno – music for airports
    ramones – rocket to russia
    school of seven bells – ghostory
    dirty three – toward the low sun

  33. Been listening to the new Goat album – World Music, Sixto Rodriguez (The Sugarman), Holy Other, Oneohtrix Point Never, Donnie and Joe Emerson – Dreamin’ Wild, Peaking Lights, Eno+Moebius+Roedelius-After the Heat, Jurgen Muller – Science of the Sea!
    A bit of a mix….

  34. Checking out
    Reuben Wilson’s Boogaloo to the Beasties
    The (newly reissued!) “Super Record” from Magical Power Mako,
    The headphone candy that is the Django Django S/T LP
    And I’ve found the new Dan Deacon to be weirdly addictive.
    Thank you for all of your posts

  35. album o’ the year:

    goat “world music”

  36. Bill McCool just lightened my wallet of 35$
    Thanks for the heads up on Goat!

  37. Luna – Bewitched
    Joe Henderson – Page One
    The Upsetters – Super Ape
    Janka Nabay & the Bubu Gang – En Yay Sah
    Malopoets – s/t
    Art Pepper – Gettin’ Together!

  38. Todd Sanders,
    This sounds good! Listening to Dr. Dog, Plants & Animals, Tame Impala, Menomena, The Mother Hips, The Mother Hips and The Mother Hips! Oh and Aquarium Drunkard!

  39. Nice stuff. Currently listening to Debo Band, Veedee, Bombino

  40. Hey Guys… HUGE fan of your site and radio show!

    My current listening includes, but is not limited to:

    * Myron And E With The Soul Investigators / It’s A Shame (7″)
    * Extra Golden / Thank You Very Quickly
    * Fred Wesley & The JB’s / Damn Right I Am Somebody
    * Esquivel! / Infinity In Sound Vol. 1&2
    * Cut Chemist / Stones Throw Podcast
    * Joey Bada$$ / 1999
    * Bob & Gene / If This World Were Mine
    * Adrian Orange & Her Band / Adrian Orange & Her Band
    * This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM 1957-1982

    Keep it funky, y’alls!
    Peace ~ Mitch

  41. Terrific! Been digging Cat Power, The Orwells, and spinning Good God!- James Brown Funk covers and Little Stevie Wonder- I call it pretty music, but the old people call it the blues part 1 & 2!

  42. I would love to get my hands on this. I love your blog and your show. Lately, I’ve been listening to Charles Mingus’s “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady” on vinyl. Marvin Gaye’s “Trouble Man” doesn’t leave my car much either. And thank you for playing American Analog Set. I’ve never heard of them before. Now they are constantly playing in my car as well.

  43. Nice track!

    Beak> – >>
    Bill Callahan – Apocalypse
    CAN – The Lost Tapes
    The Bariba Sound – Le Super Borgou De Parakou
    Eddie & Ernie – Lost Friends
    VA – The Original Sound of Cumbia
    VA – Dave Hamilton’s Detroit Funk
    Deerhoof – Breakup Song
    Beach House – Bloom

    Dig it!

  44. @kinghorror for the win 😉

  45. Oh yes, and this is a great & well-chosen cover, thank you for sharing!

  46. This is a hot yam (jam). Spinning: BB King, “Why I sing the blues” / Big Business “Here Come the Waterworks” / New Orleans Funk .. Various.

    Keep up with the good stuff.


  47. I also looked up (and then promptly ordered) the Goat album because of the comments on this post. Thanks Bill and Ethan! 🙂

  48. Lot of good recommendations here. So did anyone win?

  49. loving this tune. recently i’ve been listening to the new derrick hodge album, ‘enthusiast’ by siriusmo, hundred waters (excited to see them again, at rootwire fest next week), shigeto, ocotpus project + black moth super rainbow, jackie mittoo, and stuff by eureka the butcher, a side project from marcel rodriguez-lopez, drummer for the mars volta. he produces beats and plays live synth….real intriguing, glitchy, eastern-oriented stuff.

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