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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $19.99
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning ... read more CD
Also available Le Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP 19.99

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 4 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Raw mod and gritty funk rock grooves from team Le Beat Bespoke – the fourth set in the series – bubblegum garage, fuzzed out pop, funky percussion and wailing organs – this just might be the best in the series to date! Compiler Rob Bailey out does himself here, once again digging ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and ... read more CD
Also available Le Beat Bespoke Vol 5 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP 19.99

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VariousLegendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Keb Darge continues that great step backward he's been taking in recent years – moving from his funk of the 60s and 70s to the much rawer sound of the generation before – served up in a host of rare singles filled with heavy drums, ripping guitar, and a frenzy of amazing vocals and ... read more CD
Also available Legendary Wild Rockers 3 – A Collection Of Rare Rockabilly & Surf From The 50s & Early 60s – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... LP 21.99

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VariousLiving In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Killer funky stuff! Dean Rudland put together this tasty set of lost funk tracks from the many labels currently making up the BGP/Ace catalog – and the groove runs through 15 tracks of hard heavy soul, fuzzy funky instrumentals, and slammin groovy grooves. A few tracks on the set might be ... read more CD
Also available Living In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP 19.99

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New VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 2 – More Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Even better than volume one – and a stellar collection of rare funky grooves! The compilation features a brilliant batch of tracks from the 70s – mostly underground soul, jazz, and funk tunes that have yet to appear on reissues, chosen by UK DJ Dean Rudland, with a feel that's as ... read more CD

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Oooooooh-weeee! Is this a funky monster, or what? The set's easily the best in this great series – a really hard and heavy batch of rare funk tunes that pushes past the cliches of the title to come up with an all-solid batch of tracks that's sure to please any fan of deep funk. Loads of ... read more CD
Also available Living In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... LP 19.99

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VariousLove Love Love Love Love – Just A Soul ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
A really cool little collection of 70s soul music – one that brings together only tunes that have a love-based them, but which still have this joyous, soaring quality overall! These aren't ballads, or weepy heartbreak numbers – but upbeat tunes that groove together wonderfully in a ... read more CD

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VariousMainstream Soul Survey – Man Needs A Woman ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A rare look at the soul music side of Mainstream Records – a label that's mostly known for its famous jazz fusion sides of the early 70s – but who also turned out a fair bit of great soul work as well! Most of the Mainstream soul tracks were only ever issued as 45s – making this ... read more CD

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VariousMan With The Iron Fists – Iron Fists Chronicles ... CD
Soul Temple, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
The RZA-curated Iron Fists Chronicles! This limited volume in the Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack series is a 2CD compilation of classic Stax deep soul – and it's not only the material that inspired the score for RZA's directorial debut – it's also the funky soul bedrock for his ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 16 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Funky club from the 80s – a sweet set of post-disco grooves that have a mighty lean, mighty clean feel overall! The work here is heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – wrapped up in a highly rhythmic mode to support the singers with a vibe that's great both for the dancefloor, and ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 17 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Another masterpiece in this always-great collection – a bouncing set of 80s groove numbers from the post-disco years – heavy on boogie rhythms, electric beats, and jazzy keyboard lines! The groove has some occasional touches of electro – especially in the cuts that feature an ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 18 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Clubby funk galore – as this great series keeps on going strong! The tunes here are all early 80s, and all have a tight post-disco approach to the dancefloor – that great style that we also know as 80s groove – with a mix of modern soul, electro, and other underground modes ... read more CD

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New VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena Vol 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $9.99
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s ... read more CD

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VariousMo' Plen 2000 – Acid Hip Tracks From Italian Cocktails ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $12.99
Another very groovy compilation from the folks at Irma. This one features jazzy Italian lounge and soundtrack music from the late 60's and early 70's. There's some old favorites, like Riz Ortolani and Bruno Nicolai, and there's loads of people we've never heard of, but who turn out great jazzy ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMod Jazz & Then Some ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really great entry into one of our favorite series ever – and a set that's overflowing with rare jukebox jazz from the 60s! These aren't the heady tracks of the Coltrane generation, but the kind of soulful stompers that were brewing underneath – circulating on 45s from lots of indie-l ... read more CD

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VariousMod Jazz Forever ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
Crisply-tailored, yet soulful and groovy mod jazz from the 60s – a slew of great numbers by Byrdie Green, Johnny Lytle, Mark Murphy, Reuben Wilson, The Nightbeats, The Cals, Billy Larkin, Johnny Hammond Smith, Byrdie Smith and more! Lots of great stuff here, from names synonymous to moddish ... read more CD

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VariousModstock – 21st Century Club Classics ... CD
Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A brilliant new set from Rob Bailey – the man who gave us all the five volumes of Le Beat Bespoke – returning here with a very fresh take on the mod groove of the 60s! These tracks are more soul and jazz than Rob's previous efforts – still very much in the best modes that were ... read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 6 – Jazz A Go Go ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1998. New Copy ... $14.99
6th volume in the great Mood Mosaic series, with a theme that focuses on swingin' female jazz singers – mostly of the light breezy Euro variety. There's loads of rare cuts on here by Sheila Jordan, France Gall, Alice Babs, Monika Linges, Flora Purim, Annete Peacock, and April Aloisio – ... read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 8 – Funky In A Minor Mode ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. New Copy ... $14.99
One of the best-ever releases in this amazing series – and a smoking batch of great little cuts that mix dope guitar, funky hammond, and odd off-beat grooves in a very nice way! The whole thing's nicely packaged, with a fresh approach to funk tunes that's quite different from a lot of recent ... read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 2 – 15 Deep Funk Pearls Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
A second turn in the Movements series on the Perfect Toy label – some of the most blazingly funky 45s you'll hear – put together by the Tobias Kirmayer of Tramp Records! Once again we're floored by how great all of this stuff sounds – some of the deepest, tightest funk material ... read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 4 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A massive fourth volume to this totally great series – and quite honestly, maybe the funkiest so far! Compiler Tobias Kirmayer really knows his stuff – after years of recording and reissuing great music on his own Tramp label – and if anything, his time in the funky underground ... read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 5 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent ... read more CD

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VariousMy Playlist – Joey Starr ... CD
Wagram (France), 2006. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk Vol 3 – Two-Way-Pocky-Way, Gumbo Ya Ya & The Mardi Gras Mambo ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
The cover image looks old-timey, but the grooves on the set are totally modern – a wealth of wonderful funky numbers from the New Orleans scene of the 60s and 70s – just the kind of gems that made us love the previous two volumes in this series! We might well argue that this third ... read more CD

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VariousNew Orleans Party Classics ... CD
Rhino, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
Tracks by the Neville Brothers, Frankie Ford, Dr John, the Rebirth Brass Band & others. CD

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VariousNew Orleans Soul – The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960 to 1976 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Soul Jazz have done it again – and really knock it out of the park with this tremendous collection of Crescent City soul! Yes, there have been plenty of New Orleans collections over the years – and yes, most of them are pretty darn good – but there's really something special ... read more CD

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VariousNicola Conte Presents Mystic Prestige – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz From Prestige Archives ... CD
Prestige/Universal (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $28.99
Nicola Conte digs deep into the catalog of Prestige Records – and comes up with a host of spiritual and modal jazz tunes in the process! Conte's ears are always wonderful – not just on his own albums, or his work with Schema Records – but also when he's given material like this ... read more CD
(SHMCD pressing.)

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VariousNight At The Playboy Mansion – Selected & Mixed by Dimitri From Paris ... CD
Yellow/Astralwerks, 2000. Used ... $5.99
An excellent collection of house tracks – old and new – selected and blended by Dimitri From Paris! The overall theme is an imaginary party at the Playboy Mansion – but from our personal experience, we can tell you that this set kicks a lot harder than the dancefloor at Hef's pad ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 19 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Sublime 80s grooves – a wealth of wonderful cuts that really represent the best aspects of mainstream soul music in the decade after the 70s – tracks that are definitely leaner than a few years before, and which use all their best energy to step to the dancefloor with some tight hooks ... read more CD

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 20 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet set of grooves from this always-great series – served up with a special focus on the kinds of snapping sounds that were making the scene in the early 80s! Nearly all the tracks on the set were recorded in 1983, and capture a special point in funky soul – a time when the music ... read more CD

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 21 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Keep the party going all night long – with another great set of grooves from this long-running series! The music here is similar to the other collections on the PTG/Vinyl Masterpiece label – a strong focus in the best sounds of the 80s – not the underground work or indie sides ... read more CD

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New VariousNippon Girls Vol 2 – Japanese Pop, Beat, & Rock & Roll 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of ... read more CD

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VariousNova Tunes 2.0 ... CD
Nova (France), 2009. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousNYC Salsa – The Incendiary Sound Of Latin New York ... CD
Fania, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $17.99 18.99
A searing compilation of NYC Latin grooves from the golden age of the 70s – some of the best raw, percussive greatness from the Fania label proper – plus the Tico, Alegre, Cotique, Inca and other subsidiaries – 30 tracks on 2CDs! The set does a terrific job of blending the far-rea ... read more CD

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 2 – Now Again Music Library Vol 1 (limited LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Heavy funk galore – all hand-picked by Oh No, and mixed together in a way that really opens up the grooves! The cuts are all from the wonderful reissues on the Now Again label – work that includes rare funk and soul, African psych, and even some oddball middle eastern grooves – ... read more CD

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New VariousOn A Cool Day – The Soulful Side Of Cool Jazz ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
Not just cool jazz – despite what the title might say – and instead a whole host of soulful jazzy styles from the late 50s and early 60s – pulled forth from the kind of singles that once boomed from backroom jukeboxes in taverns on the south side of town! The collection is great ... read more CD

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VariousOriginal Raw Soul Vol III ... CD
Now Again, Late 90s/2000s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 17.98
The long-awaited third volume Original Raw Soul – a set that pulls together rare funky soul singles by the revolving roster of players led by the Whitefield Brothers – singles that ultimately became just as rare as the obscure funk 45s that inspired them! Nowadays, The Whitefield ... read more CD
Also available Original Raw Soul Vol III ... LP 26.99

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VariousPatrick Adams' Best Of P&P Records ... CD
P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Patrick Adams picks the best of P&P Records – and the man definitely knows what he's doing – given that he was one of the "P's" in the label's name! The tunes here are heavy on those cool spaced-out grooves that Adams did so well – that wonderfully hip, and very ... read more CD

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VariousPhiladelphia International Classics – The Tom Moulton Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD ... $28.99
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge 4CD package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also a whopping 17 previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking ... read more CD

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VariousPriceless Volume 2 ... CD
Resolution, 1995. Used ... $3.99
One of our favorite comps from years back – with an amazing blend of grooves that ranges from Soul (Leroy Hutson, Marva Whitney), to Brazilian (Jayme Marques, Tamba Trio), to groovy (Aquarians, Harold McNair), and which manages to take these diverse things, put them together, and create a ... read more CD
(Out of print, please note that the booklet is intack but has some substantial water damage.)

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VariousPure Disco 2 ... CD
Polygram, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $1.99
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VariousPurple Snow – Forecasting the Minneapolis Sound (2CDs with book) ... CD
Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $36.99 39.98
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive ... read more CD

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VariousRaw Soul – Rare & Unreleased Funk From Norwolk, Virginia 1971-73 ... CD
Plut, Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer set of funky raw soul from the early 70s Norfolk, VA scene – literally Raw Soul – as the excellent group is at the heart and soul of all the material in the set! It features tracks credited to Raw Soul plus singers & groups Lanis Guess, Shirley Johnson, Sir Guy, Josephine ... read more CD

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VariousReady Or Not – Deep Jazz Grooves From The CBC Radio Canada Archives 1967-1977 ... CD
Do Right (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
A much-needed look at a scene that's hardly ever gotten its due – and a wealth of beautiful jazz tracks from our brothers to the north! Canada's always done a better job of supporting its artists with national assistance than the US – so it's no surprise that some of the best jazz ... read more CD

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VariousReady Or Not Vol 2 – Deep Jazz Grooves From The CBC Radio Canada Archives ... CD
Do Right (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
A second fantastic dip into the jazz archives of the Canadian Broadcasting System – home to a heck of a lot more great music than you might think! Since Canada never had great labels like Blue Note or Prestige back in the day, many of the country's best jazz players often recorded for ... read more CD

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New VariousReturn Of Jazz Club – Dancefloor Classics From The Original Jazz Dance DJ ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $14.99
Really classic jazz grooves from the vaults of Prestige Records – the kind of cuts that first broke big on the London scene of the 80s, at a time when diggers were setting fire to the rare groove scene too! The cuts here are proof that some of the best work doesn't need to come from ... read more CD

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VariousRighteousness ... CD
Blue Note (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $9.99
The headier sound of Blue Note Records – served up in a batch of tracks that focus on that late 60s period when the label started to open up into a much more righteous groove! The styles here are very much in step with the most progressive cultural movements in the US at the time – and ... read more CD

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VariousRy Cooder Classics 2 ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousShake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s/2000s. Used ... $8.99
A fresh and funky second Shake-A-Leg compilation from Perfect Toy – chronicling the styles spun at the Shake-A-Leg DJ nights, which shake up the Munich club scene on a monthly basis – with the best rare vintage and contemporary jazzy funk, Afro Beat and deep soul! You know you're in ... read more CD
Also available Shake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... LP 11.99

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VariousSongs For A Central Park Picnic – Presented By Saint Etienne ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm batch of sunny songcraft, primarily from the 60s – from groovy small combo jazz, to good natured, string-laden vocal tunes, post doo wop group sounds, groovy organ soul, soundtracky instrumentals and beyod – selected by Saint Etienne! It's clear from their own recorded output ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Ecstasy – Real 70s/80s Soul For Those Who Feel Soul ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
Sublime soul all the way through – a tremendous set of modern and mellow cuts from the end of the 70s and start of the 80s – all put together with a really beautiful feel! There's a perfect balance here – between mainstream and underground, laidback and grooving – the ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Fire Box Set ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 2CD set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex ... read more CD
Also available Soul Fire 7-Inch Box Set (8 X 7" box set) ... 7-inch 49.99

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #1 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cuts mixed with rare soul nuggets – all in a blend that goes way beyond the usual soul compilation! The Real Side team have issued a number of underground tracks on their own during the past decade – but they've also got ears that are really tuned towards a unique slice of ... read more CD

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #2 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A sweet range of classic soul, mixed with a few contemporary cuts as well – all with a great sort of modern soul glow overall! Most numbers here are gentle groovers – in a midtempo or two step mode, although a few get a bit more upbeat – and although the tracks were chosen by the ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2014 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Wonderful work from the Soul Togetherness team – a collection that links together their love of vintage soul with the warmer sounds of the contemporary underground! This time around, most cuts are relatively recent, but often have a feel that takes us back to the modern soul years of the ... read more CD
Also available Soul Togetherness 2014 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP 19.99

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New VariousSoul, Funk, & Afro Rarities – An Introduction To ATA Records ... CD
Here & Now (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
A funky compilation of sorts – but one that features almost all contemporary recordings done in the best styles of older UK sound library funk! ATA are actually a current studio, put together by the guys behind the Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – a group we normally know for more Afro Funk- ... read more CD
Also available Soul, Funk, & Afro Rarities – An Introduction To ATA Records ... LP 18.99

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VariousSound Of TK Disco – 12" Choice For Boogie Generation ... CD
TK/Shout (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99
A great look at the 12" single legacy of TK Records – and a set that goes way past the familiar album hits and chart singles from the label! There's some surprisingly unusual material here – either long mixes and rare takes of cuts by already-known TK artists – or some even ... read more CD

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VariousSouth Side Story Vol 23 (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
A great take on the East Side Story series of soul music compilations from the west coast – that famous less-than-legit collection that featured the kind of killer cuts that really made the Chicano soul scene great! Numero offer their own version of that format, by putting together their own ... read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 5 – The World ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic ... read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Swingers – Presented By Nicola Conte – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson ... read more CD

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New VariousStrange Breaks & Mr Thing 3 – More Rock, Funk, Soul, Jazz, & Soundtrack Breaks For Mod Living ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99 16.99
One of the coolest, hippest collections you could ever hope to find – not just the usual mix of vintage soul or obvious jazz tracks, but a wealth of wonderful work we never would have discovered otherwise! Mr Thing digs even deeper for this third volume than the previous two – working ... read more CD

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VariousTabu Records Box Set (6CD/DVD/7" single) ... CD
Tabu (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 6CD/DVD/7" ... $89.99
The classic funk and soul sounds of the Tabu label – in a fantastic box set, compiled by Ralph Tee – with an incredible assortment of Tabu treasures by Brainstorm, SOS Band, Alexander O'Neal, Cherrelle, Demetrius Perry, Rhonda Clark, Kathy Mathis, Mary Davis, Anacostia, Lalo Shifrin and ... read more CD
(Set includes 6 CDs, a DVD, and a 7inch single. DVD is NTSC format, Region 0.)

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and ... read more CD

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VariousThey Call It Crossover – More Midtempo Soul Gems ... CD
Back Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
They call it crossover, we call it great – a wonderful assortment of rare soul treasures from the late 60s and early 70s, most of them in a mellow midtempo groove! The term "crossover" isn't used as the way we'd use it here – in that these aren't commercial hits from the ... read more CD

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $11.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... read more CD
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP 11.99

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VariousToo Slow To Disco – Late 70s Westcoast Yachtpop You Can Almost Dance To ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
Don't think "disco", think "AOR" – as the tunes here are all sweet smooth tracks from the glory days of late 70s radio – done in a great style that mixes blue-eyed soul with lots of warm jazzy touches! A few of the names here are big ones, but lots are lesser-known ... read more CD
Also available Too Slow To Disco – Late 70s Westcoast Yachtpop You Can Almost Dance To (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 26.99

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VariousTrax Records – 25th Anniversary Collection (CD & DVD) ... CD
Trax, 1980s/1990s. Used CD & DVD ... $8.99
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousTropical Disco Hustle ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Disco sounds from the Caribbean scene of the 70s – a really unique mix of regional styles with the kind of rhythms that were coming from New York and Philly at the time! The groove here is really unique – even different than some of the reggae or African disco numbers of the time ... read more CD
Also available Tropical Disco Hustle ... LP 21.99

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VariousTropicalia – A Brazilian Revolution In Sound ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $22.99
An amazing introduction to one of the most significant cultural movements in the latter half of the 20th Century – the groundbreaking years of Tropicalia in late 60s Brazil! The music and legacy of Tropicalia are referenced often, but hardly ever presented this well – and this package ... read more CD

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VariousTrue Soul Vol 2 – Deep Sounds From The Left Of Stax (CD & DVD) ... CD
Now Again, 1960s/1970s. Used CD/DVD ... $9.99
Volume 2 of Now Again's True Soul revival – giving the legacy treatment to the deep funky soul of the amazing Arkansas independent label of the 60s & 70s! It's filled with far-reaching southern soul and funk, some that goes toe-to-toe with the higher profile sounds of Stax and Hi when ... read more CD

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VariousTSOP – The Sound Of Philadelphia 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Pickwick (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousUltimate Free Soul Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $32.99
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really ... read more CD

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VariousUnder The Influence Vol 4 – A Collection Of Rare Soul & Disco Compiled By Nick The Record ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A wonderful set of rare club grooves – maybe the best volume so far in the Under The Influence series – put together by DJ Nick The Record! They call him Nick The Record for a good reason – as he doesn't just know the music, he knows how to make it move, too – especially on ... read more CD

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New VariousUndisputed Soul – Mixed By DJ Spinna ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
DJ Spinna takes on the sound of Motown, with wonderful results – and a groove that's quite different than any other project we've heard from him! If you only know Spinna as a talent in a contemporary mode, you'll really be surprised at his love and understanding of classic Motown – as ... read more CD

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VariousVerve – The Sound Of America – Singles Collection (5 CD set) ... CD
Verve, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 5CD ... $48.99
A very fresh look at the music of Verve Records – that legendary jazz imprint that's made wonderful sounds from the late 40s onwards! Verve is well-known as a label for classic jazz albums – work by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and many others – but during the company' ... read more CD

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VariousVital Organs ... CD
Groovy Sounds, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $1.99 13.99
One of the cookingest funky compilations we've ever carried – a monster batch of 10 funky Hammond organ tracks, all pretty darn obscure! The set was done under the supervision of New York Funk 45 DJ Mr Fine Wine – and features a stunning batch of tunes that are all plenty darn hard to ... read more CD

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VariousWants List – 17 Soulful Rare Grooves ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A great tribute to the concept of the "wants list" – that crumpled piece of paper that nearly every record collector carries around with them, a listing of hard to find recordings that they're always trying to track down! The set is a great mix of obscure 60s and 70s soul, with a ... read more CD

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VariousWarner Sound Of Burt Bacharach ... CD
Warner (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
One of the grooviest collections of Burt Bacharach songs we've ever heard – a sweet double-length set that dips deep into the Warner Brothers catalog of the 60s, then moves into later decades for a few choice moments too! Tracks here represent a great range of Warner pop from the time – ... read more CD

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New VariousWhat It Is – Funky Soul & Rare Grooves From The Vaults Of Atlantic, Atco & Warner Bros Records 1967 to 1977 (4CD box set) ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s/1970s. Used 4CDs ... $34.99
One of the funkiest box sets we've ever seen – and amazingly issued by an American major label! The 4CD package is a treasure trove of funky work from a decade of Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and related labels – tunes pulled both from mainstream album releases and much more ... read more CD

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VariousWheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 15.98
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of ... read more CD
(Finally back in print!)
Also available Wheedle's Groove – Seattle's Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 (180 gram vinyl – with 32-zine) ... LP 21.99

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VariousWheedle's Groove Vol 2 – Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972 to 1987 ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 15.98
A second set of grooves from the Seattle scene – and a much-needed follow-up to the first Wheedles Groove compilation! This set picks up where the last one left off – still digging the funk and soul of the 70s, but also following the scene into clubby territory, modern soul, and boogie ... read more CD
Also available Wheedle's Groove Vol 2 – Seattle Funk, Modern Soul, & Boogie 1972 to 1987 ... LP 22.99

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VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... read more CD

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New VariousYAORcht Rock (deluxe edition) ... CD
Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
A smooth set of grooves from the 70s – just the kind of cool compressed pop that used to fill the 70s AM radio airwaves when we were kids – and which sounds even better in a hip compilation like this! The package doesn't go for easy hits – and instead digs deep into the treasure ... read more CD

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VariousZYX Italo Disco Collection Vol 7 (3CD set) ... CD
ZYX (Germany), 1980s. Used 3CD ... $8.99
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New VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at ... read more CD
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... LP 22.99

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VariousEl Barrio – Latin Funk – Ny Yorican Funk 1968 to 1976 ... CD
Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heavy funk with a Latin groove – a wonderful mixing of modes that's completely fresh and unique! The set follows nicely off other El Barrio explorations of late 60s Latin Soul, and traces the groove that emerged in its wake – a blending of hipper funky styles in the 70s with some of ... read more CD

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New VariousFreedom Suite – The Shape Of Jazz To Come Revisited/Requiem For Soldiers Of October Revolution (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Freedom/Muzak (Japan), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used 2CDs ... Just Sold Out!
An incredible 2CD set of 60s & 70s free and spiritual jazz from the vaults of Freedom Records – excellent material from the formative years of the free jazz 60s and the heart of the spiritual jazz 70s – compiled by DJ Toru Hashimoto of the legendary Free Soul and Cafe Apres Midi ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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VariousFunky New Orleans – Nola Soul Explosion ... CD
Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Fierce funk from the New Orleans scene – really great grooves from that time when the Crescent City was getting an even heavier edge than before, especially on the drums! The work here is mostly from the late 60s – and represents a great step forward in the New Orleans sound – as ... read more CD

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VariousGroove On Down – 12 Full Length Rare & Classic Disco/Boogie Cuts ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A fab collection that's casting light on one of the neglected eras in soul reissues, the cusp of the 80s, with an emphasis on great, soulful disco numbers. All the tracks here have a nice pumping 4/4 beat underneath, but the tempos on most numbers sit nicely in the middle, building a set of great ... read more CD

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VariousGroove On Down 2 – Another 12 Soulful Boogie Gems ... CD
Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal club tracks from the start of the 80s – a dozen great boogie numbers pulled together for the second installment in this excellent series! The package is really the cream of the crop from the era, and the set mixes together a few minor hits with other lesser-known numbers for a really ... read more CD

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VariousHorse Meat Disco 4 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
No horsing around here – as the set may well be the most compelling so far in this mighty hip series – a wicked blend of underground club from the post-disco and post-punk generation! The tracks here definitely push towards the more obscure side of the spectrum, and really show the way ... read more CD
Also available Horse Meat Disco 4 ... CD 15.99

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New VariousMobilisation Generale – Protest & Spirit Jazz From France 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal sounds from the Parisian jazz community of the early 70s – a scene that had as much late 60s revolutionary energy as the American one – and which steps forth here in a beautiful blend of righteous themes and really far-reaching styles! The politics of the set are obvious from ... read more CD

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VariousOriginal Raw Soul Vol III ... CD
Now Again, Late 90s/2000s. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
The long-awaited third volume Original Raw Soul – a set that pulls together rare funky soul singles by the revolving roster of players led by the Whitefield Brothers – singles that ultimately became just as rare as the obscure funk 45s that inspired them! Nowadays, The Whitefield ... read more CD
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Original Raw Soul Vol III ... CD 11.99
Original Raw Soul Vol III ... LP 26.99

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VariousTwin Cities Funk & Soul – Lost R&B Grooves From Minneapolis/St Paul 1964 to 1979 ... CD
Secret Stash, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the ... read more CD
 
 



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