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New Paolo Apollo NegriCobol ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2012. Used ... $7.99
Massive keyboards from Paolo Apollo Negri – not just the Hammond organ you might expect from the label, but the full range he's been exploring in recent years – Fender Rhodes, clavinet, Arp, moog, and lots more! The vibe is tight and funky throughout – a blend of 60s and 70s ... read more CD
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John Nemeth with The Bo-KeysMemphis Grease ... CD
Blue Corn Music, 2013. Used ... $9.99
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New MastersoundsTherapy ... CD
Legere (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Some of the grooviest, funkiest work we've ever heard from New Mastersounds – and that's saying a lot, given how much we dig all their other records! We've been following these guys for over a decade, and they've never let us down – and they're one of the rare funky combos who really ... read more CD

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No BS Brass BandRVA All Day (with download) ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99
Definitely no BS here – as the group really works in a tight approach to brass band grooving – using just one drum and plenty of horns for rhythm – while still managing to serve up some tasty solos over the top! There's a style here that really links up generation – a mode ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice textured cover – and includes bonus download too!)

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New Osaka MonaurailRiptide ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... read more CD

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Osaka MonaurailState Of The World ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Damn, we love these guys! And this time around, Osaka Monaurail sound harder and heavier than ever – very much back in their best 70s JBs mode – after a recent foray into 60s soul! The rhythms are incredibly tight – razor-sharp, with a forcefulness that few other funky combos ... read more CD

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Piano Overlord (Prefuse 73)Aninha Mission ... LP
Chocolate Industries, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Unheard Piano Overlord material – the hypnotic piano & Rhodes-spun recordings of Guillermo Scott Herren – the visionary mind behind Prefuse 73 and Savath Y Savalas! Piano Overlord arguably finds Herren at his loosest – though Aninha Mission has plenty of the moody, hazy beats ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Out of print!)

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Poets Of RhythmDiscern/Define ... LP
Quannum, 2001. Very Good+ 2LP ... $19.99
The funky West Coast sound rises again! This excellent full-length set by the Poets Of Rhythm is a monster – filled with stoner funk tracks that recall the glory days of groups like Mandrill, War, Malo, and El Chicano, touched with some of the messed-up funk of the Bay Area scene of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers ... CD
Now Again, 2004. Used ... $7.99
A damn funky little album – and one of the best new records on Stones Throw in years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates. There's a wonderfully tripped-out sound to their ... read more CD

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake ... CD
Legere (France), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together ... read more CD
Also available Rejuiced Phat Shake (with bonus CD) ... LP 16.99

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake (with bonus CD) ... LP
Legere (France), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
( Includes full album CD.)
Also available Rejuiced Phat Shake ... CD 14.99

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2011. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... read more CD
Also available Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 (with bonus CD) ... LP 23.99

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $23.99
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD.)
Also available Golden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 ... CD 19.99

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QuanticFifth Exotic ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2001. Very Good 2LP ... $34.99
Wonderfully beat-heavy work by Quantic – a wicked mix of classic elements and lots of funky roots – but served up in a leaner, cleaner style overall! The approach is a bit more produced than the live work of Quantic – almost in the early Ninja Tune mode – mixing together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fifth Exotic (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 15.99

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QuanticFifth Exotic (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2001. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $15.99 17.98
Wonderfully beat-heavy work by Quantic – a wicked mix of classic elements and lots of funky roots – but served up in a leaner, cleaner style overall! The approach is a bit more produced than the live work of Quantic – almost in the early Ninja Tune mode – mixing together ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download.)
Also available Fifth Exotic ... LP 34.99

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Rebellum (Burnt Sugar Arkestra)Darknuss ... CD
Burnt Sugar/Avantgroidd, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A blistering blend of righteous sounds, funky jazz, and knowledge – very much in the best Burnt Sugar tradition, but served up here by their Rebellum offshoot! Lyrics and beats are from the mighty Greg Tate – and definitely reflect his long connection to progressive cultural ... read more CD

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RFRF (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Timeless (Japan), 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
A very groovy little set – one that features jazz guitar versions of a host of familiar tunes – including takes on The Pharcyde's "Runnin" and the Souls Of Mischief classic "93 Til Infinity"! The approach is very nice – mostly jazz guitar in the lead of the ... read more CD

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Ron Levy's Wild KingdomB3 Blues & Grooves ... CD
Bullseye Blues/Rounder, 1993. Used ... $7.99
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(Out of print.)

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Ron Levy's Wild KingdomBest Of Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom – B3 Organic Grooves ... CD
Levtronic, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $7.99
A collection of some of the best funky numbers from Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom – a loose assemblage of players headed by organist Ron Levy, and featuring funky legends Karl Denson and Melvin Sparks on a few tracks! The set pulls together a dozen tunes from Levy's self-released CDs – ... read more CD

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RuffcatsEssence Vol 3 (plus download – with bonus tracks) ... LP
Melting Pot (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $21.99
Proggy jazz funk and rock from the Ruffcats – the excellent German combo that have honed their chops and developed a stellar reputation as a go-to backing band for headliners as diverse as Miles Bonny, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Flo Mega and many more! Essence Vol 3 touches on the far reaching ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card – which includes the complete Essence Vol 2 and Volume 3 – with 8 album tracks plus 6 bonus cuts.)

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New Myles SankoForever Dreaming ... CD
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
Timeless soul and funk from London-based singer Myles Sanko! Sanko had been a rising talent for a few years, serving as a guest vocalist with funk combo Speedometer and others on the European scene, and he really steps out strongly on his own here. There's a richly melodic vibe that's pretty ... read more CD

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New Shaolin AfronautsFollow The Path/Outside Beyond ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99
The Shaolin Afronauts have definitely followed their own path in recent years – a musical journey that's taken them way past their Afro Funk roots, into rich, complicated territory that seems to span the globe with its sound! Core elements here echo classic Nigerian, Ethiopian, and West ... read more CD
Also available Follow The Path/Outside Beyond ... LP 24.99

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New Shaolin AfronautsFollow The Path/Outside Beyond ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
The Shaolin Afronauts have definitely followed their own path in recent years – a musical journey that's taken them way past their Afro Funk roots, into rich, complicated territory that seems to span the globe with its sound! Core elements here echo classic Nigerian, Ethiopian, and West ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Follow The Path/Outside Beyond ... CD 15.99

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New Shaolin AfronautsQuest Under Capricorn ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $12.99
A deeper, spacier set from Shaolin Afronauts – and one that goes a bit further into the cosmos, as you might guess from the title and cover art – though it's still firmly rooted in timeless Afro Soul and Funk! Once again, the greatest West African soul, jazz and funk of the 70s ... read more CD

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Shaolin Temple DefendersFrom The Inside ... CD
Soulbeats (France), 2013. New Copy ... $4.99
The amazing return of the Shaolin Temple Defenders – a group who've really deepened their sound since we last heard from them! On previous albums, the Defenders were a razor-sharp funk combo – a French ensemble who'd really studied the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s ... read more CD

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Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensCold World ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show ... read more CD

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SkerikSkerik's Syncopated Taint Septet ... CD
Ropeadope, 2003. Used ... $3.99
A mad, sax heavy live set from Skerik – recorded live in Seattle in 2002. Skerik blows soulfully on tenor and baritone saxophone, with a strong line-up that includes Craig Flory doubling up on the baritone sax, Joe Doria on Hammond B3, Steve Moore on trombone and Wurlitzer, Hans Teuber on ... read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has some marker.)

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Slide FiveRhode Trip ... CD
Ubiquity, 1996. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" ... read more CD

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Slide FiveRhode Trip ... LP
Ubiquity, 1996. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Amazing – and after a decade it's still probably one of our favorite Ubiquity releases to date! To the unitiated, Rhode Trip is a killer album of jazzy funk by one of the best west coast groups on Ubiquity or any other label! They had some of the best cuts on the classic "Cookin'" ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre SolomkoLe Polaroid ... LP
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $25.99
Andre Solomko is an artist who was born a few decades late – the kind of talent who would have been right at home in the CTI scene of the 70s – where he no doubt would have risen to great fame for his music! Yet we're also more than happy to have him working strong here in the 21st ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Soulful OrchestraMood So ... CD
Soulful Torino/Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A group that really lives up to its title – and one with a sound that's proudly in the mode of the best Northern Soul of the 60s! The backings are full, and done in a style that's strongly inspired by Detroit soul of the Motown years – a bit rougher and more funky overall, given the ... read more CD

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New Sweet VandalsAfter All ... CD
Sweet (Spain), 2013. Used ... $8.99
Sweet grooves from this hip Spanish combo – one of the hardest-working deep funk combos on the European scene in recent years – and a mighty soulful one as well! Mayka Edjole sings lead vocals in English, but with this cool accent that really makes the music sound different – ... read more CD

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Miles TackettFool Who Wonders ... CD
Rootdown LA, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
A great solo set from music man Miles – an artist you'll know best for his fierce work in Breakestra – the legendary Cali funk and soul torch carriers! The set's got a very hip vibe – done in a diverse blend of LA styles – from early 70s folk and psychedelic soul, to harder- ... read more CD

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New James Taylor QuartetCloser To The Moon ... CD
Real Self (UK), 2013. Used ... $9.99
Continuing genius from keyboardist James Taylor – exactly the kind of set that supports all the faith we've had in his music over the years! James steps out here in a vibe that's very different than before, yet every bit as great – still keyboard-heavy, with plenty of Hammond – ... read more CD

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Third Coast KingsWest Grand Boulevard ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $18.99
Heavy funk from Michigan's Third Coast Kings – sounding better here than ever before, with a groove that really lives up to their Detroit soul legacy! The combo is mostly instrumental – and have really found a way to fuse tight guitar lines with the rhythms – so that the groove ... read more CD

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UbsEverybody Knows I Love You (melody mix, inst)/Think About Number One (melody mix, inst) (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
Undercover Brother, 2011. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The UBs return with a funky soul covers – this one featuring great versions of quite stylistically different numbers by Ohio soul legend Kenny Smith – a slightly funked up take on the northern soul gem "Everybody Knows I Love You" and the straight up funky "Think About ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Underground SystemBella Ciao EP ... LP
Ropeadope, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
An Afro Funk combo, but with a difference! The group's got a strong female vocal presence upfront, and also really knows how to build a tune – mixing together classic rhythms with some inventive keyboard and horn solos – surging strongly forward on "Bella Ciao", a 21st ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura Vane & The VipertonesBodyquake ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work ... read more CD
Also available Bodyquake (with download) ... LP

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Laura Vane & The VipertonesBodyquake (with download) ... LP
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An even more playful set than before from Laura Vane & The Vipertones – a record that still has some of the older funk and soul elements of previous releases, but which also comes across with a more contemporary vibe as well – a kind of bouncy, jaunty sort of soul that seems to work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available Bodyquake ... CD 16.99

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Nick WaterhouseHolly ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Damn deep grooves from Nick Waterhouse – a singer we've always liked a lot, and one who really seems to sharpen his edge here with some great elements from older R&B! Nick's already proved himself to be one heck of a soulful vocalist – and this time around he picks up more grit ... read more CD

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Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. Used ... $5.99
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to ... read more CD

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Yesterdays New QuintetAngles Without Edges ... CD
Stones Throw, 2001. Used ... $3.99
Throw away all your 70s electric funk records – because the classic sound is back, and fresher than ever! Yesterday's New Quintet is a side project from hip hop producer Madlib – and the group's firmly steeped in a love of the mellow funky sound of 70s labels like Kudu and CTI. Vibes ... read more CD

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Adrian Younge with Venice DawnSomething About April ... CD
Wax Poetics, 2011. Used ... $8.99
A contemporary classic from Adrian Younge – and his first full soul album, after some previous soundtrack material! The record's got all the fragile, lovestruck qualities you'd expect from the image on the cover – a real throwback to the glory days of indie soul, particularly the East ... read more CD

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VariousFresh Out The Box – 13 Unreleased & Exclusive Tunes From Freestyle ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
Fresh out the box – a baker's dozen totally fresh cuts – even if you've already been digging all the great recent albums and singles on the Freestyle label! Freestyle's headquartered in London, with a keen ear for the best sounds bubbling around in the contemporary underground – ... read more CD

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New VariousPrivate Function EP ... LP
Voltaire, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99
Underground funk, but with a decidedly electric feel – more in that younger mode that really loves funky sounds from the 80s – instead of the older styles of the 60s and 70s! There's plenty of sweet keys and lean basslines on the set – which brings together great work from some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies.)
 
 



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