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BallantynesLiquor Store Gun Store Pawn Shop Church EP (with download) ... 12-inch
La Ti Da (Canada), 2013. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
Romping grooves that do a great job of blending 60s mod styles with both soul and garage undercurrents – all in a style that reminds us of some lost London combo from many years back! The Ballantynes are contemporary, but they mix up tight drums and fuzzy guitars at a level that's somewhere ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes bonus download too!)

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Bo-KeysGot To Get Back ... CD
Electraphonic, 2011. Used ... $4.99
The great second album from The Bo-Keys – the stellar Memphis combo that's a mix of younger players and veteran session musicians from of the vaunted Hi Records scene of the classic era – who deliver a straight up knockout with Got To Get Back! We dug the group's earlier work, but this ... read more CD
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Bombay RoyaleIsland Of Dr Electrico ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. New Copy ... $12.99
A pretty huge leap forward for The Bombay Royale – the Bollywood funk-inspired combo who bring some Indian charm to the fertile Australian funk scene – and a whole lot more! Funk-era Bollywood soundtracks are still a huge part of the what they do, but there's a whole lot more going on ... read more CD
Also available Island Of Dr Electrico (colored vinyl with download) ... LP 14.99

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New Bombay RoyaleIsland Of Dr Electrico (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
A pretty huge leap forward for The Bombay Royale – the Bollywood funk-inspired combo who bring some Indian charm to the fertile Australian funk scene – and a whole lot more! Funk-era Bollywood soundtracks are still a huge part of the what they do, but there's a whole lot more going on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes MP3 download card.)
Also available Island Of Dr Electrico ... CD 12.99

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... read more CD
Also available Victim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP 13.99

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes free download.)
Also available Victim Of Love ... CD 12.99

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JC Brooks & The Uptown SoundHowl (with download) ... LP
Bloodshot, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The greatest so far from this soulful Chicago group – a combo who are making big waves way beyond the Windy City, thanks to the tremendous vocals of JC Brooks! The album bursts out with a power the group have never had before – a tightness and focus that shows that these guys are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes mp3 download of album, plus bonus tracks!)

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Budos BandBudos Band III ... CD
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read more CD

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Burnt SugarIf You Can't Dazzle Them With Your Brilliance, Then Baffle Them With Your Blisluth (2 CD set) ... CD
Trugroid, 2005. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A 2CD compilation of live cuts from the ever-exploratory Burnt Sugar collective – captured in San Sebastian, Spain and Bordeaux, France, plus the Vision Festival and Tonic club in NYC! Burnt Sugar can sprawl like few other groups – from the celestial jazz style of the Sun Ra Arkestra ... read more CD

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New Cactus ChannelWooden Boy (with download) ... LP
Hope Street (Australia), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
The Cactus Channel really explode here – serving up even more soulful flavors than in the past, yet all while still holding onto their deep commitment to funk! As before, the groove here is all-instrumental, and all super-tight – classic funk played with a really tight approach to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download of the album!)

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Cesar's SaladFinest Of The Latin Beat Vol 1 & 2 ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), 2012. New Copy ... $9.99
A special limited vinyl volume – one that brings together the best tracks from the previous Latin Beat records by Cesar's Salad! As with those gems, the vibe here is 60s Latin at its best – but served up in a style that's even more spare, more striking than any vintage recordings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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CheebacabraMetamorphosis ... CD
Mackrosoft, 2003. Used ... $6.99
New school funk for old school heads! A nice new offering from the west coast, with sly, sinister grooves, punctuated by all manner of keys, be they Fender Rhodes, groovy organ or quacking clavinet, plus sax and guitar to round things out nicely. The vibe here leans towards the slicked up and ... read more CD

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Cherry BoppersPlay It Again ... CD
Keep On Boppin (Netherlands), 2008. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky grooves from Basque country – an unlikely location, but one that turns up some surprisingly great work from this sharp-edged little combo! The Cherry Boppers have a name that might be a little hokey, but they hooked us in right from the start with their tight version of classic funk ... read more CD

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ClaudettesInfernal Piano Plot Hatched ... CD
Yellow Dog, 2013. Used ... $5.99
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Cookin On 3 BurnersBlind Bet ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
This fierce funky trio just gets better and better with each new record – to the point where we'd be hard-pressed to think of any better combination of funky drums, guitar, and Hammond! The core rhythms are sublime – in a Meters-esque territory, but even sharper, given the group's love ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Coolin SystemCoolin System ... CD
GED Soul, 2011. New Copy ... $6.99
Cool jazz funk from The Coolin' System – a group that lays out a funky backdrop, and one that actually generates plenty of heat despite the group's name! Hammond organ and Fender Rhodes, bass, drums and percussion bring the funk, along with a vamping guitar – but what we love about ... read more CD

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsI'm Tryin' ... LP
GED Soul, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
The greatest work we've heard so far from DeRobert Adams and the Half-Truths – a record that really pushes the singer into classic soul territory! DeRobert has always had a vintage approach to his music – but this full set plumbs a depth we never would have expected at the start – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DopegemsNecksnappin ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
Dope gems, indeed – as the album's filled with fierce funky tracks that take us back to the 70s heyday of CTI Records and blacksploitation soundtracks! Yet the sound here isn't just fake retro funk, either – it's really well-crafted, jazz-heavy work that's filled with sweet vibes, ... read more CD

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Gene DudleySaturday Shifting ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
Gene Dudley's a one-man operation here – but he handles a surprising range of instruments, and comes up with a groove that easily rivals some of the funkiest combos out there working today! In a way, Gene's a bit like Shawn Lee – one of the few folks able to get a real funk sound out ... read more CD

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Eminent StarsSittin' In With The Eminent Stars ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $12.99
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the ... read more CD
Also available Sittin' In With The Eminent Stars (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP 15.99

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Eminent StarsSittin' In With The Eminent Stars (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Stardom seems eminent with this fierce funky combo – a quintet of players with a deep love of southern sounds from the 60s – particularly the best grooves coming out of Memphis or New Orleans! The mix of instrumentation features tight trumpet, tenor, and guitar – and although the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand numbered limited edition of 500!)
Also available Sittin' In With The Eminent Stars ... CD 12.99

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EuforquestraFire ... CD
Euforquestra, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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(Barcode has some marker.)

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ExcitementsSometimes Too Much Ain't Enough ... LP
Penniman (Spain), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
Plenty of excitement from this hip Spanish group – a really old school-styled soul act, complete with one hell of a great lead singer – and a very deep sound to match! Koko Jean Davis really tops most of the usual work of this nature – and is a true soul singer, at a Sharon Jones ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... read more CD
Also available
Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. Used ... $8.99
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... read more CD
Also available
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 12.99
Express Rising (2nd album) ... LP 16.99

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... LP
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $16.99 18.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 12.99
Express Rising (2nd album) ... CD 8.99

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)

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Lee FieldsLet's Talk It Over (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Angle 3/Truth & Soul, 1979. New Copy ... $16.99
Early early work from Lee Fields – a set originally issued at the end of the 70s, but with a raw funky power that's much more like music from a decade before! The set was a real anomaly at the time, and was passed over for years – but through the decades, it's earned Lee legendary ... read more CD
Also available Let's Talk It Over (deluxe edition with bonus tracks & download) ... LP 23.99

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Lee FieldsLet's Talk It Over (deluxe edition with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Angle 3/Truth & Soul, 1979. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $23.99 24.99
Early early work from Lee Fields – a set originally issued at the end of the 70s, but with a raw funky power that's much more like music from a decade before! The set was a real anomaly at the time, and was passed over for years – but through the decades, it's earned Lee legendary ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Let's Talk It Over (deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD 16.99

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Lee FieldsProblems ... LP
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $17.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Problems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 14.99

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Lee FieldsProblems (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, 2002. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99
Tight!! Lee Fields, one of the great criminally under appreciated funky geniuses of the 70s is back with another pounding, raw funk classic that still finds the man at the peak of his powers, decades after he first made mark on the funk landscape! This is Lee's first full length effort for Soul ... read more CD
(A stellar and much deserved reissue of the incredible Soul Fire album that paved the way for the funk revival of the 00s – with heavy duty cardboard LP style sleeve! Essential!)
Also available Problems ... LP 17.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the ... read more CD
Also available My World ... LP 17.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ... $17.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My World ... CD 13.99

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FrootfulHeavyweight ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
A definite heavyweight set from Frootful – one that's every bit as funky as before, but which also shows the group picking up some new flavors too! At the core is some tight deep funk energy that makes the whole thing crackle – and there's also a great blend of different soulful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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GetupStraight From The Hob ... CD
Breakin Bread (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $14.99
Massive drums really get things going right for The Getup – a funky combo who hit their groove running from the ground up! These guys load plenty of Hammond, trumpet, and tenor on the top of the tracks – but really seem to get even more energy going on the bottom – thanks to ... read more CD

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Grand SlamLifetimers For The Funk – In The Studio 1985 to 2010 ... CD
TNT Productions (Germany), Late 80s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A great collection of work from Grand Slam – a German funk combo who were serving up a classic take on American sounds long before the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! These guys are equally influenced by James Brown and George Clinton – especially the latter, given the bass-heavy ... read more CD

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Greyboy AllstarsInland Emperor ... LP
MRI, 2013. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Damn great work from the Greyboy Allstars – a record that's deeper, hipper, and more rewarding than we ever remember from the group – a rich blend of jazz and funk, without any tricks or gimmicks at all! The playing of the members has really deepened a lot since the last album – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Curtis HardingSoul Power ... CD
Burger, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A great debut from Curtis Harding – a singer who's definitely got the soul power promised in the title, but one with a much wider reach as well! The core approach is funky soul, but the music is often inflected with other touches too – putting Curtis in that unique space between styles ... read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCoomassi EP (limited edition) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Funky African-inspired instrumentals from Karl Hector & The Malcouns – the third and purported final entry in their limited vinyl EP series – and they cover a pretty expansive range of madly percussive, heavily rhythmic territory on it! Each side has tracks that run the gamut from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl only release with hand silk screened cover by Anti Designs – limited to 1000 copies and Now Again promises it will not be repressed!!)

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsNgunga Yeti Fofa EP (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Some of the most enigmatic work we've ever heard from Karl Hector & The Malcouns – still every bit as funky as before, but with a deeper, more organic approach overall – one that includes loads of sweet acoustic instrumentation and mighty nice percussion! There's a very vintage ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl only release with hand silk screened cover by Anti Designs – limited to 1000 copies and Now Again promises it will not be repressed!!)

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New Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... read more CD

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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... read more CD
Also available 13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP 19.99

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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD 11.99

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New HeliocentricsQuatermass Sessions EP (with download) ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Some of the deepest, darkest sounds we've ever heard from The Heliocentrics – and that's saying a lot, given the freak and fuzz of these guys' other work! The music has an especially echoey feel – one that comes through in the use of analogue electronics that makes some passages feel ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)

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Heliocentrics & Gaslamp KillerHelio x GLK – Fantasy/Reality ... 12-inch
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
Contemporary psych funk torch carriers Heliocentrics get the remix/re-edit treatment from Gaslamp Killer – who was given the keys to the interstellar vessel that is the Heliocentrics' 13 Degrees Of Reality record – and je really trips out the sounds in incredible fashion! We cannot ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Benjamin HermanDeal ... CD
Dox (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy ... $10.99
A cool little set from reedman Benjamin Herrman – even cooler than his work with The New Cool Collective! The album's packaged in a DVD-style case, and has a very cinematic feel – core sounds from a combo led by Herrman, and featuring lots of Hammond and guitar – but then backed ... read more CD
(Comes packaged in a DVD type case.)

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Hi Fly OrchestraGet Ready ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2013. New Copy ... $12.99
Get ready for greatness from the Hi Fly Orchestra – a sound that's even sharper, hipper, and jazzier than ever before – served up in a sublime mix of deep funk rhythms and lots of global touches! These guys are definitely one of the coolest funk combos around – as they're never ... read more CD

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Clutchy HopkinsWalking Backwards (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. New Copy CD & DVD ... $7.99 18.98
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost ... read more CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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Hot 8 Brass BandTombstone ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
These guys just keep getting better and better with each new record – really transforming the older sound of New Orleans into a rich new groove – one that's not just jazz, street music, or conventional brass band – but a really unique hybrid of all those modes and more! The album ... read more CD

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Ikebe Shakedown feat Brennan GreenTujunga (orig, Brennan Green's Disco Acido, Brennan Green's Disco Acido stripped, Meridian West passport rmx) (green colored vinyl) ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
The core cut is a great Afro Funk number from Ikebe Shakedown – much funkier than most, with excellent congas underneath some mighty tight horns in the lead! Brennan Green makes things even better with his remixes – adding in some cool keyboards for the "acido" element, but ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition, pressed on green vinyl – and includes download!)

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ImpellersMy Certainty (with bonus CD) ... LP
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
The Impellers get some heavy help from Clair Witcher – whose vocals come to the forefront on just about every number on the set, and bring a nice deep soul quality to the record! Clair's got a style that's a bit different than other female funk divas in recent years – phrasing that's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes full album on CD.)

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Indigo Jam UnitMilestone ... CD
Basis (Japan), 2014. New Copy ... $29.99
Massively funky work from Indigo Jam Unit – but in a way that's quite different from all the other funky combos around today! These guys have always had a very unique, very personal vibe – one that draws heavily from jazz, but blocks its energy into these full, rich, round acoustic ... read more CD

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JigAargh! ... CD
B Crack (Netherlands), 2013. New Copy ... $19.99
Razor-sharp funk from The Jig – a group who come across with a really classic feel throughout – and a vibe that's a lot like The JBs at their early 70s best! Like that legendary group, these guys have a great way of fusing their horn parts with their rhythms – compressing trumpet ... read more CD

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Big Pimp JonesJimmy Ruckus & The Five Fingers Of Death ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
Faux film, furious funk – the further adventures of Jimmy Ruckus via Big Pimp Jones – gritty drums, killer bass lines, slammin' sax and thematic bits of dialogue – bridging the 70s funky exploitation soundtrack oeuvre and hip hop era breakbeat funk just as deadly for this sequel! ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (with bonus track) ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... $15.99
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exlusive to indie retail.)
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Give The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD 12.99
Give The People What They Want (with download) ... LP 13.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more CD
(Includes bonus download code!)
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with download) ... LP 13.99
Give The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP 18.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD 12.99
Give The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP 18.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsNaturally ... LP
Daptone, 2004. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... LP
Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive physical version.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way (plus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(LP version includes an album download.)

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Kings & QueensKings & Queens (with bonus download) ... LP
Impossible Ark (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $18.99
A very hip, very cool project from the Nostalgia 77 side of the universe – an offshoot project by various members of that group, done in a style that's a lot more funky than usual! The tracks have either male or female vocals – both very soulful singers – and the instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited vinyl pressing – with bonus download too!)

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Sonny Knight & The LakersI'm Still Here ... CD
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the best soul music comebacks we've ever heard – and one of the few contemporary records like this to have a really cohesive feel overall! This isn't just a new group working with an older singer – but a tremendous blending of the skilled soul vocals of Sonny Knight with just ... read more CD

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Shawn LeeGolden Age Against The Machine ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $17.99
A whole new side of Shawn Lee's talents – an album that mixes his great ear for funk with rhymes from a series of guest MCs – all at a level that really takes us back to true school productions of the 90s! Lee's got plenty of 60s and 70s funk and jazz elements in the mix – and a ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee & OthersWorld Of Funk ... CD
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Shawn Lee draws from a deep wellspring of global funk influences and instrumentation for his Ping Pong Orchestra's eclectic World Of Funk – featuring Clutchy Hopkins, Curumin, Elliot Bergman of Nomo, Michael Leonhart and others! Lee weaves a tapestry western funk and soul instrumentals with ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraStrings & Things – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 3 ... LP
Ubiquity, 2006. New Copy 2LP ... $9.99 19.98
Another diverse batch of varyingly funky & moody instrumentals from Shawn Lee – a rich selection of material learned from a deep love of sound library grooves and cinematic themes – and the third volume in his mighty Ubiquity Studio Sessions! Once again Shawn runs a gamut of styles ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Lions vs Dub ClubThis Generation Dub (with download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A dubbed-up version of The Lions album This Generation – done at a level that's very faithful to the format, especially considering the classic Kingston vibe of the original versions! There's a few new bits here – greatly extrapolated from the album's recordings – but most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lord Loves A Working ManLord Loves A Working Man ... CD
Lord Loves A Working Man, 2011. Used ... $2.99
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Los Charly's OrchestraRediscovering The Big Apple ... CD
Imagenes (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
Los Charly's Orchestra rediscover the Big Apple – although given the group's strong approach to Latin music, it's hard to imagine that they'd ever forget the sound of New York! Yet this time around, there's an added element of Latin Soul in the mix – some touches of late 60s and early ... read more CD

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Chico MannMagical Thinking ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99
Some of the tightest tracks we've ever heard from Chico Mann – and some of his most soulful too – a great set of work that really has him stepping past some of the rougher structures of earlier years, and showing a new love of 80s keys and beats as well! The album's got a skittish ... read more CD

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Chico MannManifest Tone EP (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $18.99
A sweet limited-edition single – one that features four of the best tracks from Chico Mann's second and third volumes of Manifest Tone! Grooves are spare, sharp, and funky – great beats on the bottom, some 80s-styled keys, and lots of other elements that really complicate things ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl – with bonus download too!)

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Jason McGuinessMasterpiece EP – A Whitfield/Strong Tribute ... 12-inch
Analog Burners, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A sweet little 3-track EP spearheaded by producer/synth programmer Jason McGuiness – who enlists some of the leading players in the LA funk scene to pay tribute to Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong, and the psych soul era of Motown Records! Includes freshly-arranged, straight up incredible ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... LP
Blue Note, 1998. New Copy 2 LPs (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Menahan Street BandCrossing (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 15.99
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Midnight MagicWalking The Midnight Streets ... LP
Midnight Magic, 2012. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $6.99
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(Cover appears to have been signed by members of the group.)

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Mingo FishtrapSuccotash ... CD
Manor, 1997. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Moon BTest Pressing Series Vol 1 ... LP
Peoples Potential, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99
Presented like a test pressing – and with a wonderfully spare sound to match the packaging – the set brings together a range of sweet 80s-styled keyboard grooves from Moon B cassettes – all of them with a wicked sort of old school sound! The style is very open and fluid – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mr ChopIlluminate ... CD
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
A brilliant record from future groove beacon Mr Chop! Now billed simply as Chop, having chopped off the honorific title, the man otherwise known as Coz Littler delivers his tightest and most compelling work to date! His past few releases recast classic synth funk, Krautrock and spacey soundtrack ... read more CD

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Mr PresidentHips Shaking (with bonus track) ... CD
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
The coolest work we've heard so far from this Patchworks side project – a record that fuses together equal parts 70s jazz, funk, and soul – with just the right smattering of global influences as well! There's a tightness to the set that we really love – careful instrumentation ... read more CD

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Mucca PazzaSafety Fifth ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic sounds from one of our city's greatest groups of the past decade – the mighty Mucca Pazza, a darn funky band who are heavy on horns, but move with an incredibly lean groove! The label describes the group as "the marching band that thinks it's a rock band" – but we've ... read more CD

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New Myron & E with The Soul InvestigatorsBroadway (includes download) ... LP
Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $14.99
The incredible full length debut of Myron & E – a duo we've been digging for years on Finnish funky 45s – but who sound even more amazing here on an album of their own! The pair have this really old school approach to soul music – the kind of harmonies we love in vintage New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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New Birth Brass BandD Boy ... CD
NYNO, 1997. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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OrgoneKillion Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A monstrous debut from one of the heaviest acts we've heard in years – LA's Orgone, easily one of the most up-and-coming funky combos around! Although Orgone share a bit with some of the leaner deep funk groups who've cropped up in the past decade or so, they've also got a sound that's a bit ... read more CD

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Peripheral Enterprise Sound RevueUnorthodoxy ... LP
Peripheral Enterprises, 2009. Near Mint- ... $7.99
Massive breaks galore – a set with a heady name, but a straightforwardly funky groove! The drums are live, raw, and very up front in the mix – almost as if they were recorded to be used later as hip hop samples – as are the other instrumental bits too, some great keyboard and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... read more CD

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Poets Of RhythmPractice What You Preach ... LP
Daptone, 1993. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Deep deep funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – and a record cut at a time when all the world thought classic funk was dead! Apart from a few revivalist albums by older artists at the time, deep funk was plenty hard to come by at the start of the 90s – and often mis-recorded or badly mixed ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New 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 22.99

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New Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 (with bonus CD) ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
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 (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.)

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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 KingdomBest Of Ron Levy's Wild Kingdom – B3 Organic Grooves ... CD
Levtronic, Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $10.99
An 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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Shaolin Temple DefendersFrom The Inside ... CD
Soulbeats (France), 2013. New Copy ... $10.99
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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SkerikSkerik's Syncopated Taint Septet – Husky ... CD
Hyena, 2006. Used ... $6.99
CD
(Digipack has a promotional sticker.)
 
 



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