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Strut

Established in 1999 by Quinton Scott in London, Strut Records is dedicated to unearthing the lost gems of dance music’s past. Strut spans the musical spectrum of hard funk, underground disco, original breaks, Nigerian afrobeat, old skool hip hop and forgotten classics. The label has been home to vintage dancefloor anthems including a remastered version of Patrice Rushen’s ‘Forget Me Nots’, Henrik Schwarz’s version of Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor’s ‘Ene Nyame Nam 'A' Mensuro’ and Detroit Swindle’s remix of Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band’s ‘Yamona’. In 2008 Strut was acquired by the !K7 Label Group. Afro Strut is Strut Records’ sub-label that focuses on afrobeat and afro-funk releases.
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Live At KQED, 1975
   
Jamaican Carnival (live At KQED, 1975) - (10:14) 137 BPM
   
The King He Comes (live At KQED, 1975) - (7:43) 150 BPM
   
Black Man And Woman Of The Nile (live At KQED, 1975) - (5:57) 100 BPM
   
Theme For Margaux And Kay (live At KQED, 1975) - (3:42) 91 BPM
   
Live At KQED, 1975 (full Concert) - (27:38) 137 BPM
STRUT323D
15 Jul 22
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Higher Plane Breeze
   
Bazooka Bash - (4:00) 90 BPM
   
To Be Wise - (4:05) 120 BPM
   
Contraband - (4:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Come Right Back - (4:50) 72 BPM
   
H.P.B. - (4:37) 125 BPM
   
Our People - (5:02) 118 BPM
   
Magic Music - (3:39) 131 BPM
   
It's All Over - (3:34) 75 BPM
STRUT309D
13 Jul 22
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Try And Love
   
Nobody Fails - (4:23) 123 BPM
   
Whizzy Llabo - (3:32) 132 BPM
   
Gbe Mi Lo - (4:15) 128 BPM
   
Try And Love - (4:19) 92 BPM
   
It's Not Easy - (4:20) 80 BPM
   
Ofege - (4:00) 121 BPM
   
You Say No - (4:09) 129 BPM
   
Lead Me On - (3:22) 124 BPM
STRUT307D
13 Jul 22
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The Last Of The Origins
   
Mandy - (5:07) 84 BPM
   
Amayo - (5:15) 131 BPM
   
Evil Child - (4:08) 128 BPM
   
Tomorrow - (4:48) 96 BPM
   
Got A Lot To Give - (4:49) 110 BPM
   
Sorrow - (6:02) 129 BPM
   
Ofege In Concert - (4:24) 137 BPM
   
Everybody Feels The Same - (4:08) 88 BPM
   
Adio - (4:16) 131 BPM
   
Devils Work - (5:27) 105 BPM
STRUT308D
13 Jul 22
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How Do You Feel
   
World Peace - (2:44) 123 BPM
   
Burning Jungle - (3:21) 124 BPM
   
Check It Out - (4:04) 126 BPM
   
Bomp Your Booty - (2:50) 119 BPM
   
Take Your Mind Away - (4:06) 119 BPM
   
How Do You Feel - (4:13) 58 BPM
   
Ideal Situation - (4:10) 159 BPM
   
Naira Power - (4:49) 120 BPM
   
Nature Queen - (3:37) 103 BPM
   
Frustration - (3:30) 90 BPM
STRUT310D
13 Jul 22
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Risco Version
   
Ain't No Stopping Us Now (feat Otis Gayle - 12" vocal version) - (7:07) 110 BPM
   
Ain't No Stopping Us Now (12" dub version) - (9:07) 109 BPM
   
Good Times - (7:25) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
One More Time (instrumental) - (8:18) 113 BPM
   
I'm Caught Up - (7:40) 115 BPM
   
Argument - (6:18) 130 BPM
   
Its My House (Special Disco version) - (7:57) 104 BPM
   
It's My House (version) - (7:41) 104 BPM
   
Bringing Out The Sunshine (feat Otis Gayle) - (6:20) 159 BPM
   
Reggae Music (feat Glenn Ricks) - (5:57) 112 BPM
   
Risco Music (feat Glenn Ricks) - (6:09) 114 BPM
   
Sitting In The Park (feat Otis Gayle - vocal) - (5:22) 109 BPM
   
Sitting In The Park (dub version) - (4:24) 109 BPM
   
Stopping (version) - (4:49) 111 BPM
Review: Risco Connection, a late 70s disco covers band put together by producer and reggae drummer Joe Isaacs, never released an album during their lifetime, despite having several hit singles. The cream of their output was, however, gathered together on an eponymous 2020 compilation on the Musica Paradiso label - an extended version of which now gets reissued by the mighty Strut. Including their takes on 'Good Times', 'I'm Caught Up (In A One Night Love Affair)' and 'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now', it's an album that's perhaps largely of historical interest, but worth picking up for those moments when the band's Jamaican roots are showing, such as on the Dub Version of 'Sitting In The Park'.
STRUT264D
01 Jul 22
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Symphonic Tone Poem For Brother Yusef
   
First Movement - (8:53) 158 BPM
   
Second Movement - (6:49) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Third Movement - (9:07) 150 BPM
   
Fourth Movement - (8:58) 118 BPM
   
Fifth Movement - (7:33) 118 BPM
STRUT298D
17 Jun 22
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Lalibela
   
Lalibela (Lalibela Opus Part 1) - (5:57) 133 BPM
   
Sheba's Dance (Lalibela Opus Part 2) - (4:24) 87 BPM
   
High Priestess (Lalibela Opus Part 3) - (2:39) 129 BPM
   
Rock Churches (Lalibela Opus Part 4) - (9:21) 125 BPM
   
Dialogue Of The Spirits (Lalibela Opus Part 5) - (2:25) 131 BPM
   
Mesenko Nights (Lalibela Opus Part 6) - (2:55) 159 BPM
   
Indigo (Indigo Suite Part 1) - (8:12) 152 BPM
   
Ya A Ya A Ya A Ya A (Anubis Awakens) (Indigo Suite Part 2) - (6:14) 159 BPM
   
Sunset At Giza (Indigo Suite Part 3) - (2:35) 116 BPM
   
Lalibela (full version) - (44:47) 154 BPM
STRUT160D
14 Jun 22
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Birth / Speed / Merging
   
Aomawa (Part 1) - (5:35) 126 BPM
   
Birth / Speed / Merging, Pt. 1 - (2:08)
   
Birth / Speed / Merging, Pt. 2 - (0:29) 154 BPM
   
Birth / Speed / Merging, Pt. 3 - (1:42) 153 BPM
   
Birth / Speed / Merging, Pt. 4 - (3:23) 139 BPM
   
Reaffirmation (Part 1) - (2:13) 78 BPM
   
Reaffirmation (Part 2) - (2:11) 116 BPM
   
Reaffirmation (Part 3) - (1:08) 151 BPM
   
Reaffirmation (Part 4) - (2:04) 120 BPM
   
Jamaican Carnival (Part 1) - (5:07) 142 BPM
   
Jamaican Carnival (Part 2) - (1:34) 68 BPM
   
Black Man And Woman Of The Nile (Part 1) - (2:08) 140 BPM
   
Black Man And Woman Of The Nile (Part 2) - (6:46) 128 BPM
   
Black Man And Woman Of The Nile (Part 3) - (5:51) 90 BPM
   
Black Man And Woman Of The Nile (Part 4) - (1:46) 148 BPM
   
Birth / Speed / Merging (full version) - (44:13) 84 BPM
STRUT162D
14 Jun 22
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King Of Kings
   
Mogho Naba (King Of Kings) - (8:26) 110 BPM
   
Queen Of The Spirits Part 1 - (5:49) 107 BPM
   
Queen Of The Spirits Part 2 - (2:07) 156 BPM
   
Queen Of The Spirits Part 3 - (6:36) 64 BPM
   
Nsorama (The Stars) - (18:01) 98 BPM
   
My Africa - (3:32) 123 BPM
   
King Of Kings (full version) - (44:34) 107 BPM
STRUT161D
14 Jun 22
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I'm Caught Up
   
I'm Caught Up - (7:40) 115 BPM
STRUT264S 2
18 May 22
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Bush Brothers And Space Rangers
   
Breezin' - (5:29) 80 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
African Rhythms (1977 version) - (9:20) 100 BPM
   
Nooky - (4:35) 125 BPM
   
Be About The Future - (5:14) 93 BPM
   
Afro Beat - (3:45) 131 BPM
   
Plastic Is Easy To See Thru (1977 version) - (6:10) 105 BPM
   
Rhythm's Timelessness - (2:09) 132 BPM
   
West Wind - (7:42) 115 BPM
   
All Blues - (7:07) 73 BPM
   
The Stuff To Make You Move - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Get Your Head Together - (5:59) 114 BPM
STRUT255D
13 May 22
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First Movement
   
First Movement - (8:53) 158 BPM
STRUT298S 1
05 May 22
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If You Will
   
If You Will (feat Diana Purim) - (4:11) 96 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
This Is Me - (5:28) 110 BPM
   
500 Miles High - (6:30) 140 BPM
   
A Flor Da Vida - (3:22) 84 BPM
   
Newspaper Girl - (4:55) 94 BPM
   
Dandara - (4:37) 91 BPM
   
Zahuroo - (4:26) 132 BPM
   
Dois + Dois = Tres - (5:36) 111 BPM
   
Lucidez - (4:44) 152 BPM
STRUT 271D
29 Apr 22
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Bold Dream
STRUT 269S3
28 Apr 22
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500 Miles High
   
500 Miles High - (6:30) 140 BPM
STRUT 271S2
07 Apr 22
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Afro Funk Explosion
   
Darkest Light (remastered) - (6:24) 105 BPM
   
Hihache (remastered) - (6:57) 110 BPM
   
Soul Makossa (remastered) - (4:53) 118 BPM
   
Congo (remastered) - (5:00) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Voodounon (remastered) - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Malik (remastered) - (5:09) 116 BPM
   
Nicky (remastered) - (5:59) 119 BPM
   
Djungi (remastered) - (3:03) 122 BPM
   
Heels & Soles (remastered) - (4:30) 115 BPM
   
Red Matchbox (remastered) - (9:29) 142 BPM
   
Crispy & Co. - "Scorpion Flower" (remastered) - (6:30) 91 BPM
   
Crispy & Co. - "A.I.E. (A Mwana)" (remastered) - (3:17) 125 BPM
   
Captain Dax - "Dr Beezar Soul Frankenstein (version)" (remastered) - (3:24) 128 BPM
   
Ice - "Racubah" (remastered) - (3:21) 127 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Hi Fi Woman" (remastered) - (2:49) 123 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "The Gap (instrumental)" (remastered) - (3:03) 113 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Losin'" (remastered) - (2:22) 112 BPM
   
Ice & Lafayette Afro Rock Band - "Funky Bunch" (remastered) - (2:51) 102 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Too Little Room" (remastered) - (5:38) 115 BPM
   
Ozan Koukle (remastered) - (5:48) 152 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Put An X On The Spot (In The Sky)" (remastered) - (3:05) 123 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Autumn Leaves" - (4:20) 138 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "There's Time To Change" (remastered) - (9:22) 138 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Quick" (remastered) - (3:09) 119 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "I Need Love" (remastered) - (3:08) 118 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Funky Lovin'" (remastered) - (3:19) 102 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Time Will Tell" (remastered) - (4:46) 55 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Frisco" (remastered) - (3:19) 101 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Don't Wonder Why" - (3:18) 107 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "One Chance" - (3:17) 98 BPM
   
Afro Love (remastered) - (5:29) 115 BPM
   
Sikiliza (remastered) - (4:08) 120 BPM
   
Afon (remastered) - (6:03) 109 BPM
   
Little Sister (remastered) - (3:24) 119 BPM
   
Lafayette Afro Rock Band & Ice - "Ozan Koukle" (remastered) - (3:15) 154 BPM
STRUT306D 1
07 Apr 22
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Mabanzo
   
Alma Seca - (4:51) 96 BPM
   
Mboka Moko - (4:36) 101 BPM
   
For All It's Worth - (5:35) 90 BPM
   
Sue?os De Libertad - (4:33) 100 BPM
   
Nalingi Mobali Te - (5:05) 124 BPM
   
Blood - (4:30) 101 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ba?o De Oro - (4:50) 63 BPM
   
Motema - (6:17) 62 BPM
   
Camarades - (6:27) 57 BPM
   
War Is Over - (4:25) 85 BPM
   
Irresolute - (5:16) 132 BPM
   
Alma Seca (acoustic version) - (4:08) 92 BPM
STRUT 248D
25 Mar 22
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Breezin'
STRUT255S 1
16 Mar 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Expand
STRUT 269S 1
10 Mar 22
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Egypt Strut
STRUT 266S1
03 Mar 22
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Life Is A Heavy Burden: Ghazals & Poetry From Afghanistan
   
The Way I Love My Beloved - (5:47) 102 BPM
   
Your Sorrow Is Killing Me - (6:21) 111 BPM
   
Flower Had A Thorn - (7:42) 121 BPM
   
I Am Happy Alone - (6:26) 148 BPM
   
Life Is A Heavy Burden - (5:32) 100 BPM
   
O Beloved, The Sorrow Of Your Love Destroyed Me - (4:05) 85 BPM
   
The Author Of Destiny - (4:42) 107 BPM
STRUT 297D
24 Feb 22
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Mboka Moko
   
Mboka Moko - (4:36) 101 BPM
STRUT 248S 2
17 Feb 22
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This Is Me
STRUT 271S1
03 Feb 22
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Nalingi Mobali Te
   
Nalingi Mobali Te - (5:05) 124 BPM
STRUT 248S 1
12 Jan 22
International
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Red Matchbox
   
Candy Girl - (3:22) 85 BPM
   
The Gap - (3:03) 113 BPM
   
Get Another Love - (3:40) 124 BPM
   
You're My Reason - (4:10) 137 BPM
   
M F Grayson - (3:43) 141 BPM
   
Dgunji - (2:54) 122 BPM
   
Easy Greasy - (5:35) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Red Matchbox - (9:47) 143 BPM
STRUT 305D
11 Nov 21
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Malik
   
Djungi - (3:05) 122 BPM
   
Raff - (3:15) 95 BPM
   
Conga - (5:01) 119 BPM
   
Avi-Vo - (3:35) 119 BPM
   
Malik - (5:13) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Darkest Light - (6:25) 105 BPM
   
Baba Hya - (5:29) 90 BPM
   
I Love Music - (7:10) 132 BPM
STRUT 299D
11 Nov 21
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Soul Makossa
   
Soul Makossa - (4:53) 118 BPM
   
Azeta - (6:24) 92 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
M.F. Grayson - (4:32) 141 BPM
   
Oglenon - (8:30) 136 BPM
   
Voodounon - (5:04) 126 BPM
   
Hihache - (6:57) 110 BPM
   
Nicky - (6:01) 119 BPM
STRUT 300D
11 Nov 21
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Import/Export
   
Hi Fi Woman - (2:51) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Don't Wonder Why - (3:16) 107 BPM
   
Funky Lovin' - (3:17) 102 BPM
   
Quick - (3:07) 119 BPM
   
Hey Angel Girl - (3:53) 65 BPM
   
The Gap - (2:55) 113 BPM
   
Passing Dreams - (3:52) 111 BPM
   
What Cha Gonna Do About Loving Me - (3:06) 90 BPM
   
I Need Love - (3:05) 118 BPM
   
Funky Bunch - (2:50) 102 BPM
   
Frisco - (3:17) 101 BPM
STRUT 304D
11 Nov 21
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Drum Message
   
Drum Message - (3:25) 158 BPM
   
Asante Sana - (6:32) 91 BPM
   
Follow Me - (5:26) 96 BPM
   
Sabi (feat Brian Jackson - album version) - (6:29) 131 BPM
   
Mother Africa (feat Brian Jackson) - (4:58) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Never Fly Away From The Funk - (5:00) 99 BPM
   
Play A Sweet Rhythm On Them Drums - (6:32) 133 BPM
   
Adowa - (3:19) 136 BPM
   
Sabi (Black Fire mix) - (6:25) 129 BPM
   
Kazi's Awakening - (6:05) 151 BPM
   
To The Ancestors - (12:15) 149 BPM
STRUT 247D
05 Nov 21
International
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The Paris Tapes 1971
   
Introduction - (6:19) 154 BPM
   
Discipline 27 - (10:17) 129 BPM
   
Untitled Solo - (0:52) 144 BPM
   
Love In Outer Space (part 1) - (9:33) 98 BPM
   
Love In Outer Space (part 1) - (6:57) 100 BPM
   
Third Planet - (6:26) 78 BPM
   
Somebody Else's Idea - (11:38) 117 BPM
   
Watusi - (22:42) 123 BPM
   
Space Is The Place - (16:41) 84 BPM
   
Angels & Demons At Play - (15:17) 109 BPM
   
Untitled Keyboards - (2:17) 123 BPM
   
Disciple Number Unknown! - (15:32) 109 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Untitled Synthesizer Solo - (14:48) 100 BPM
STRUT 270D1
26 Oct 21
International
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A Message From Mozambique
   
(Struggle) Home - (15:57) 143 BPM
   
Soledad Brothers - (5:09) 139 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Freedom Fighter - (3:29) 143 BPM
   
Make Your Own Revolution Now - (11:02) 94 BPM
   
Father Is Buck - (2:03) 131 BPM
   
Nairobi/Chants - (6:45) 101 BPM
STRUT 249D
15 Oct 21
International
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At The East
   
(Struggle) Home - (16:55) 133 BPM
   
Soledad Brothers - (6:13) 139 BPM
   
At Least We Have A Horizon Now - (12:14) 82 BPM
   
Black Experience - (10:23) 86 BPM
STRUT 242D
15 Oct 21
Jazz
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We Famous
   
We Famous (Introduction) - (1:26) 123 BPM
   
Don't Follow Sweetness - (4:30) 126 BPM
   
Shake Your Tumba - (4:50) 131 BPM
   
She Doesn't Love You (feat Mariama) - (3:40) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
It's God's World (So Don't Do Bad) (feat Sweatson Klank) - (3:53) 60 BPM
   
Fatou - (4:10) 60 BPM
   
The Sweetness Is Gone - (4:08) 74 BPM
   
Everything That Sierra Leone Has - (3:14) 68 BPM
   
How Will It Be For Me In This World? - (4:06) 62 BPM
   
Got No Money, I Want You - (2:28) 118 BPM
STRUT 232D
24 Sep 21
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How Will It Be For Me In This World?
   
How Will It Be For Me In This World? - (4:06) 62 BPM
Played by: Flash Atkins
STRUT 232S3
01 Sep 21
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Sabi (Album Version)
STRUT 247S 2
18 Aug 21
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It's God's World (So Don't Do Bad)
   
It's God's World (So Don't Do Bad) - (3:53) 60 BPM
STRUT232S 2
11 Aug 21
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Mother Africa
STRUT 247S 1
21 Jul 21
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Straight From The Heart (Remastered)
   
Forget Me Nots (remastered) - (4:44) 114 BPM
   
I Was Tired Of Being Alone (remastered) - (3:52) 118 BPM
   
All We Need (remastered) - (5:55) 117 BPM
   
Number One (instrumental - remastered) - (4:59) 115 BPM
   
Where There Is Love (remastered) - (3:10) 83 BPM
   
Breakout! (remastered) - (4:06) 121 BPM
   
If Only (remastered) - (3:35) 74 BPM
   
Remind Me (remastered) - (5:19) 91 BPM
   
(She Will) Take You Down To Love (remastered) - (4:24) 81 BPM
   
Forget Me Nots (12" version) - (7:14) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Breakout! (12" version) - (5:48) 120 BPM
   
I Was Tired Of Being Alone (12" version) - (6:04) 118 BPM
   
Number One (instrumental - 12" version) - (6:46) 114 BPM
   
Forget Me Nots (single version) - (4:04) 114 BPM
   
Breakout! (single version) - (4:05) 120 BPM
STRUT 221D
09 Jul 21
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She Doesn't Love You
   
She Doesn't Love You - (3:40) 121 BPM
Played by: Flash Atkins
STRUT 232S 1
08 Jul 21
International
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Bow To The People
   
Searching For Ourselves - (3:43) 105 BPM
   
Crossroads - (7:27) 80 BPM
   
Bow To The People - (3:05) 106 BPM
   
Black Love - (7:01) 133 BPM
   
One Little Chance - (2:58) 80 BPM
   
Big Brother - (5:10) 134 BPM
   
Children Of Tomorrow's Dreams - (4:08) 136 BPM
   
No More Junk - (4:10) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Della Get Down - (5:01) 137 BPM
   
I Am A Woman - (5:11) 136 BPM
   
I Really Like It - (3:58) 125 BPM
   
Puppet - (6:15) 107 BPM
   
Cool Out Your Mind - (6:22) 140 BPM
   
Man Of Many Means (Previously Unreleased) - (5:07) 152 BPM
   
I Don't Know Much About Love (Previously Unreleased) - (2:51) 134 BPM
STRUT 252D
02 Jul 21
Soul
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Wayne Davis
   
Strive On & Be Strong - (4:42) 146 BPM
   
Morning - (4:01) 98 BPM
   
Love Is - (6:00) 140 BPM
   
The Garden - (4:32) 88 BPM
   
Look At The People! - (5:14) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Dawn Of A New Day - (4:37) 148 BPM
   
Thing Seem Just Right, Now! - (3:25) 86 BPM
   
Intermezzo/Bahjia Habiba - (2:15) 137 BPM
   
"... One Last Thing!" - (3:32) 69 BPM
Review: Seminal American jazz label Black Fire sees its renaissance continue into the new age thanks to a series of reissues and compilation made in collaboration with Strut. One of those is the first ever reissue of an essential lost classic from the Black Fire catalogue, Wayne Davis' powerful self- titled gospel & soul album from 1976. Soulman Davis brings an explosive sound of gospel and rare groove to his work with an album here good enough for Saturday night as it is Sunday morning with loved up numbers like "Dawn Of A New Day" and "Morning". Find your dancier soul tracks in "Strive On & Be Strong" to the virtuosic manners and piano sections of "Intermezzo/Bahjia Habiba". A true soul album from a voice of the times that still resonates now.
STRUT 244D
25 Jun 21
Soul
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I Was Tired Of Being Alone
   
I Was Tired Of Being Alone (12" version) - (6:04) 118 BPM
STRUT 221S1
23 Jun 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Egyptian Jazz
   
Oriental Mood - (4:45) 92 BPM
   
Dawn - (8:03) 87 BPM
   
Mervat - (4:16) 82 BPM
   
Ramadan In Space Time - (4:19) 148 BPM
   
Kleopatra - (5:05) 133 BPM
   
Neveen - (7:54) 111 BPM
   
Egypt Strut - (4:55) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
A Tribute To Sun Ra - (3:24) 101 BPM
   
Khan El-Khaleely - (4:55) 90 BPM
   
Black Butterfly - (4:04) 79 BPM
   
Latino In Cairo - (3:57) 141 BPM
   
Upper Egypt 'The King's Valley' - (5:43) 111 BPM
   
The Crossing - (2:51) 62 BPM
   
Calling You - (6:18) 70 BPM
   
Kleopatra (alternate take) - (4:48) 75 BPM
   
A Farewell Theme - (10:51) 106 BPM
STRUT 263D
04 Jun 21
Jazz
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Keep Me In Mind (Remastered)
   
Lumumba - (2:47) 95 BPM
   
For What It's Worth - (3:08) 86 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Brand New Day - (3:23) 69 BPM
   
I Shall Sing - (3:10) 115 BPM
   
Kulala - (2:38) 61 BPM
   
In My Life - (3:08) 79 BPM
   
Down On The Corner - (2:33) 108 BPM
   
Ibande - (2:19) 102 BPM
   
Measure The Valleys - (3:37) 159 BPM
   
Tululu - (2:13) 58 BPM
STRUT 231DX
04 Jun 21
Soul
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Space Jungle Luv
   
River Luv Rite - (8:06) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Follow Me - (5:01) 88 BPM
   
Soul Love Now - (4:54) 92 BPM
   
Space Jungle Funk - (9:39) 82 BPM
   
The Connection - (3:19) 97 BPM
   
Love's Messenger - (3:03) 152 BPM
   
Bootsie's Lament - (2:09) 130 BPM
   
Love's Messenger (instrumental) - (3:07) 82 BPM
Review: Strut's series of Oneness Of Juju reissues continues apace. Last week they re-released the veteran US Afro/Latin/soul/jazz fusionists' 1980 'Make A Change' long-player; this week they delve back a little further in time to bring you 'Space Jungle Luv', an album that first came out on the Black Luv label in 1976, and that Strut themselves reissued in 2002. As with last week's outing, there's an almost bewildering array of styles on show - and it'll all be a bit "Welcome to Jazz Club!" for some - but if you want to hear the band at their best, check out the dark psychedelic funk of the title track and, in particular, 'The Connection'.
STRUT 243D
21 May 21
Jazz
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Southern Energy
   
Open Your Mind - (3:59) 133 BPM
   
F-U-N-K-Y 'Til The Day I Die - (4:37) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Third House - (6:59) 127 BPM
   
See Funk - (6:07) 126 BPM
   
Looking Ahead - (3:26) 119 BPM
   
Energy - (6:13) 98 BPM
   
The Best Part Of Me / Southern Energy - (4:32) 136 BPM
Review: Keeping with their run of reissuing lost or overlooked classics from legendary DC label Black Fire, Strut presents the first full international release of Southern Energy; the only album ever recorded by the R&B, jazz, funk and soul collective, Southern Energy Ensemble. Recorded in 1977 and featuring the likes of trumpeter Marvin Daniels, disco drummer and percussionist William Johnson - to a host of other names worth looking up like Nat Lee, Adolphus Maples and vocalist Judith Spears - Southern Energy Ensemble presents a funky, freeform and a peak time lounge expression of jazz funk energy. Check out "Open Your Mind", "See Funk" and album highlight "Third House".
STRUT 254D
21 May 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Make A Change
   
(Family Tree) Make A Change - (6:24) 86 BPM
   
Run Away Bay - (6:17) 98 BPM
   
Love's Wonderland - (5:54) 83 BPM
   
Every Way But Loose - (6:41) 112 BPM
   
Higher - (4:41) 120 BPM
   
Always Have To Say Goodbye - (5:57) 115 BPM
   
Plastic (Previously Unreleased version) - (5:02) 60 BPM
   
Time (extended version) - (6:07) 128 BPM
   
(Family Tree) Make A Change (extended version) - (8:30) 85 BPM
   
Run Away Bay (extended version) - (8:07) 97 BPM
   
Every Way But Loose (extended version) - (9:26) 56 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Always Have To Say Goodbye (extended version) - (7:28) 115 BPM
   
Love's Wonderland (extended version) - (7:45) 84 BPM
Review: Plunky J Branch and his band Oneness Of Juju have been plying their unique blend of jazz, funk and soul with Afro and Cuban rhythms since time, starting out in San Francisco in 1970 but based since the mid-70s in Plunky's hometown of Richmond, Virginia. Here, Strut reissue their 1980 album 'Make A Change' (also later released as 'Every Way But Loose'), now adding extended versions of five of the original album's six tracks, as well as bonus cuts 'Time' and 'Plastic'. Spanning reggae, jazz-funk, soul and more, there's much to enjoy here - the raw funk of the aforesaid 'Every Way But Loose' in particular.
STRUT 257D
14 May 21
Funk
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Lanquidity (Definitive Edition)
   
Lanquidity (remastered) - (8:21) 73 BPM
   
Where Pathways Meet (remastered) - (6:32) 91 BPM
   
That's How I Feel (remastered) - (8:05) 94 BPM
   
Twin Stars Of Thence (remastered) - (9:34) 86 BPM
   
There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (remastered) - (11:01) 146 BPM
   
Lanquidity (Alternate mix) - (8:20) 73 BPM
   
Where Pathways Meet (Alternate mix) - (6:31) 92 BPM
   
That's How I Feel (Alternate mix) - (12:10) 95 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Twin Stars Of Thence (Alternate mix) - (9:51) 85 BPM
   
There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of) (Alternate mix) - (10:55) 159 BPM
Review: It's quite the statement to have the words 'definitive edition' next to the music of Sun Ra however if it's Strut on the case you can imagine this going the whole nine yards. This re-release dates the avant-garde jazz classic back to 1978 when Sun Ra and his Arkestra appeared on Saturday Night Live for the first time. Directly after the show the band recorded Lanquidity in a single session. Delivering 10 alternate, largely unheard versions of Lanquidity, the album's longer sessions come via the free jazz grooves of "That's How I Feel" to the strung out and rather bizarre "There Are Other Worlds (They Have Not Told You Of)". Definitively alternative versions no less than bona fide.
STRUT 237D
14 May 21
Jazz
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Every Way But Loose (Extended Version)
   
Every Way But Loose (extended version) - (9:26) 112 BPM
STRUT 257S1
07 Apr 21
Disco/Nu-Disco
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