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Russ Dewbury

Jazz Bizniz

Jazz Bizniz! Deep Jazz, Rare Cosmic Soul, Boogie Club Vibes (Counterpoint) UK, feat. Sons and Daughters Of Lite, Lorez Alexandria, Dennis Mobley and Fresh Taste, Airto and Flora etc., compiled by Russ for Counterpoint UK. The Mobley track is a cover of superstition and the first P&P recording.


Russ Dewbury: the man behind BGP records and the Brighton Jazz Bop. The original Acid Jazz DJ responsible for all those great jazz dance reissues.

Trend-setting DJ Russ Dewbury, visionary force behind the Jazz Bop events, BGP reissue label and the UK jazz-dance movement, continues his exploration of African grooves begun on last year's Africafunk (Harmless) comp with the bangin' Club Africa set.

Essentially a club DJ with a good set of ears, Dewbury is more concerned with beats than biographies, which should help explain why there's more background information on him than on any of the featured artists and how tracks by studio abrications like the Daktaris and Mandingo appear at the expense of funkier jams by more creative, authentically African artists.

Still, there's no denying the hard-thumping glories of the Gaytones' version of Soul Makossa, Wganda Kenya's Shakalaode and Nico Gomez's absolutely unhinged Ritual.


  • German interview with Russ Dewbury


    Du warst auch sehr lange für BGP tätig, oder?

    Russ: Ja, ich war sieben Jahre lang für das BGP-Label, einem sehr wichtigen Dance-Label damals, tätig. Dabei entdeckte und veröffentlichte ich Musiker wie Rotary Connection oder Terry Callier. Ich wollte immer Musik und Musiker präsentieren, die die Menschen bisher noch nicht kannten. Meine erste Compilation - „Dance the Groove“ - stellte ich dann 1983 zusammen.


    1. Africafunk Vol. 1 [Amazon US]
    2. Africafunk Vol. 2 [Amazon US]
    3. Jazz Bizniz vol 2. - VA, compiled by Russ Dewbury [1 CD, Amazon US]
    4. Jazz Bizniz - VA, compiled by Russ Dewbury [1 CD, Amazon US]
    5. Jazz Bizniz 3 - Various Artists [US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
      Billy Wooten - Narration Frank Walton - Safari Sir William D Portis - Afro Dream Marva Broome & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Mystifying Mama Cee-Knowledge & Sun Ra's Arkestra - Space Is The Place Olu Butterfly - If We Do Nothing Deep Sensation - Harlem & 42nd Tata Vasquez - Suite Guaracho Part II Raoul Zequeira - Hey! Hey! Hey! Si Senor Le Ry-Co Jazz - Pi Pi Poh Five Corners Quintet - Blueprint Billy Wooten - Chicango (Chicago-Land) Dwayne Morgan - Everything Bridge - Stella General Lee - We Did It Baby (Pt. 1)
      "jazz Bizniz V.3" Is Another Chapter in Counterpoint Record's On-going Mission to Source the Finest Independent Jazz/Soul/Afro/Latin Tracks from the Westwide Underground. Covering Over Three Decades of Rare Grooves which for the Most Part Are Being Heard for the First Time. As Previous Volumes, Some of the Names May Be Unknown, but There's No Doubting the Quality and Depth of Music on Offer.

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