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AJ & The JiggawattsAJ & The Jiggawatts ... CD
GED Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
The first-ever full length we've ever heard from AJ & The Jiggawatts – and a record that really lives up to the promise of their work on funky 45! These guys are a deep funk combo, but one with a difference – energy that's a bit more raw and rough around the edges, in the best ... read more CD

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Big Boss ManLast Man On Earth ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from this mod British combo – a set that gets way past the easy retro references of previous albums, and goes for a vibe that's quite complicated, but still pretty darn groovy! The set's got the look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s ... read more CD
Also available Last Man On Earth (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP 22.99

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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 ... CD 8.99

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Bombay RoyaleIsland Of Dr Electrico ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. Used ... $8.99
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 ... CD 12.99

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BongolianBlueprint ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2006. New Copy ... $17.99
Bongos and keyboards galore – and a stunning second full length set from London's Bongolian! We've always loved these guys, but they've definitely taken things to the next level on this album – and have honed their groove down to a key focus on the elements that make them best – ... read more CD

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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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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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Budos BandBurnt Offering ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... read more CD

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Steve Butler feat Ron HaynesSomething For The People ... CD
Pull Em Up, 2005. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Calypso King & The Soul InvestigatorsSoul Strike ... CD
Soul Fire, 2001. Used ... $6.99
You can't get any funkier than this! Calypso King and The Soul Investigators are prime new funk in the classic Desco mode – hard, heavy, and stripped-down, with a sound that would make the James Brown of late 60s King years very very proud! This album's their first full-length effort, and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New CheebacabraPass The Information ... CD
Mackrosoft, 2012. Used ... $3.99
The first record from Cheeba in many years – and definitely his funkiest so far! The production of this one is right on the money – filled with sharp, funky, 70s-styled riffs – very much in the best blacksploitation style from back in the day! Years back, we'd always like Cheeba' ... read more CD

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Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseNew Ammo ... CD
Stoopid, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99
Karl Denson's definitely got some new ammo this time around – a sharper, more hook-based approach to work with his usual funky groove! Denson's tenor and flute are still strong in the mix, and the record's still got the requisite Hammond, Fender Rhodes, funky basslines, and horns – but ... read more CD

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsI'm Tryin' ... CD
GED Soul, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99 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 CD
Also available I'm Tryin' ... LP 12.99

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsSoul In A Digital World ... CD
GED Soul, 2010. Used ... $6.99
Raw funk and southern soul from DeRobert & The Half-Truths – a combo from Murfreesboro, TN who've knocked us out with a few very promising 45s – delivering in full on Soul In A Digital World! The title sums up the group's mission pretty well – blending raw, dirty live funk ... read more CD

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New Emma Donovan & The PutbacksDawn ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Richly soulful vocals and gritty funk backdrops from singer Emma Donovan and the funky Putbacks band – an great little set from the Australian scene! We had a pretty good idea of how strong the Putbacks are, thanks to a stellar couple of singles – but their stylistic breadth comes into ... read more CD

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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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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City/Loose Change (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2005. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... 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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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $8.99 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

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Lee FieldsEmma Jean ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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 CD
Also available Emma Jean (colored vinyl with download) ... LP 17.99

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Lee FieldsFaithful Man ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Smoking soul from the mighty Lee Fields – and a set that really has him getting back to his roots, as well! The record's billed as a follow-up to the previous My World – but it's got a style that's much more deep soul, much more southern-tinged than that great record – a ... read more CD
Also available
Faithful Man (with download) ... LP 13.99
Faithful Man ... LP 9.99

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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
Problems ... LP 14.99

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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 16.99

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New Cochemea GastelumElectric Sound Of Johnny Arrow ... CD
Mowo, 2010. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great little solo set from reedman Cochemea Gastelum – a member of the mighty Dap Kings organization, stepping out here in a bold sound that's all his own! There's definitely plenty of Dap-styled funk in the set – but the record also features lots of other twists and turns too – ... read more CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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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
Also available Straight From The Hob ... CD 9.99

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GetupStraight From The Hob ... CD
Breakin Bread (UK), 2014. Used ... $9.99
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
Also available Straight From The Hob ... CD 14.99

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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 ... $6.99
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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GreyboyMastered The Art ... CD
Ubiquity, 2001. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Excellent work from Greyboy – his first album in years, and well worth the wait! The set shows considerable growth in his style – yet should still also be extremely pleasing to fans of his older work, as he's kept the commitment to mixing heavy hip hop beats with tight funky jazz, and ... read more CD

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GritsMake A Sound ... CD
BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
The Grits make a mighty sound here – one that's even deeper, harder, and funkier than their previous records – thanks to some especially sharp drums at the bottom! These guys have really rediscovered the power of a classic break – and use the drums to really get all the cuts ... read more CD

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HeliocentricsFallen Angels – The Singles Collection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Interstellar funk, cosmic jazz and spacey live band hip hop from Malcolm Catto & the Heliocentrics –incredible material from one of most mindblowing combos in the global hip hop funk underground! The tracks on Fallen Angels were compiled from vinyl only EPs on Now Again, as well as some ... read more CD
(The Heliocentrics vinyl EP cuts plus exclusive tracks – limited edition CD produced for the Japanese market!)

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $18.99 20.98
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... 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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Clutchy Hopkins & Lord KenjaminMusic Is My Medicine ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
A slightly different flavor than usual from Clutchy Hopkins – and another great batch of cuts from the enigmatic beatmaker! This set's supposedly done in collaboration with Lord Kenjamin – an equally enigmatic figure, with a Caribbean-styled name – and the record's definitely got ... read more CD

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ImpellersMy Certainty ... CD
Legere (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD
Also available My Certainty (with bonus CD) ... LP 19.99

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Big Pimp JonesJimmy Ruckus & The Five Fingers Of Death ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. New Copy ... $9.99
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 KingsGive The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 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-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... CD
Daptone, 2007. Used ... $3.99
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read more CD
(In a digipak.)
Also available 100 Days 100 Nights ... LP 13.99

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Sonny Knight & The LakersI'm Still Here ... CD
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy ... $14.99 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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Lack Of AfroMusic For Adverts ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
Lack Of Afro are back, and fiercer than ever before – really evolved from just a name known for funky remixes and dancefloor grooves, and stepping forward strongly into a much more well-rounded, deeply soulful group! The title's a reference to older Brit sound library albums, but the overall ... read more CD
Also available Music For Adverts ... LP 19.99

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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 LeeSoul In The Hole ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
The most deeply soulful record we've ever heard from Shawn Lee – a massive tribute to the soul sounds of the 60s and 70s, served up with help from a host of hip singers who include Darondo, Nicole Willis, Karime Kendra, and Fanny Franklin! Lee's grooves are as funky as ever, but the ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraVoices & Choices ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. New Copy ... $5.99 16.98
Majestic grooves from the mighty Shawn Lee – all put together with a brilliance to rival the best soundtrack and sound library work of the 70s! The set may well be the best so far in Lee's series of projects for Ubiquity – and it's got an even wider-ranging set of grooves than before ... read more CD

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Lions vs Dub ClubThis Generation In Dub ... CD
Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
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 CD

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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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Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo DestroyersQue Chevere ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99
A real old school set from Ray Lugo & The Boogaloo Destroyers – just about the only contemporary combo we've ever heard come close to the classic sound of the Latin Soul scene in the 60s! The album smokes like some rare gem on Fania or Cotique – with wicked Latin rhythms tied up in ... read more CD

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication Remix EP ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $1.99
As the title implies, the set's filled with remixes from MM&W's smoking Combustication LP – a classic 90s set for Blue Note, reworked here with a hip hop style on most of the tracks! 6 tracks in all – with titles that include "Hey Hee Hi Ho (Illyb rmx)", "Whatever ... read more CD
(Barcode has some marker.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodFriday Afternoon In The Universe ... CD
Ryko/Gramavision, 1995. Used ... $2.99
The second Gramavision album by MM&W, and a batch of grooves that shows them opening up their style a lot more than on their first one. There's equal parts of Larry Young and Jimmy McGriff mixed into the organ here, and the rhythm, while tight, is also got a nice open-ended feel. Titles ... read more CD

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Menahan Street BandCrossing ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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 CD

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Stanton MooreEmphasis (On Parenthesis) ... CD
Telarc, 2008. Used ... $5.99
A (completely) terrific and (totally) powerful jazz funk trio set from Galactic drummer Stanton Moore – even if we don't know why all the tunes have parenthesis! There's no question that the set is emphatic – with Moore just killing it on the kit – backed just as dexterously ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Mountain Mocha KilimanjaroIchi Ni San Shi Go Roku (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
These guys are really on fire this time around – and turn in one of the most searing performances we've ever heard from a contemporary funky combo! Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro hail from Japan, and have really earned our attention with their previous funky records – but this time around ... read more CD

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Mr ChopIlluminate ... CD
Now Again, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99 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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Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Globe-trotting funky music from The Natural Yogurt Band – the group's second proper album – an even farther reaching and more perfectly executed blend of pulpy Sound Library styled jazz funk and all around playful grooves! The NYB is essentially a duo – Miles Newbold plays keys, ... read more CD

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John Nemeth with The Bo-KeysMemphis Grease ... CD
Blue Corn Music, 2013. Used ... $6.99
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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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NovoxOver The Honeymoon ... CD
Z Productions, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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(Promotional copy in a cardboard sleeve.)

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Osaka MonaurailRiptide ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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
Also available Riptide (Japanese pressing) ... CD 19.99

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New Osaka MonaurailRiptide (Japanese pressing) ... 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
Also available Riptide ... CD 15.99

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers ... CD
Now Again, 2004. Used ... $5.99
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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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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QuanticMagnetica ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $10.99 11.99
Quantic goes back to the old school with this sweet little set – and by that, we mean his own old school – from the years when he was mixing a lot more electric elements in his music! The record takes all the great Quantic sounds in recent years – his experiments with deep funk, ... read more CD

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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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Ron Levy's Wild KingdomB3 Blues & Grooves ... CD
Bullseye Blues/Rounder, 1993. Used ... $5.99
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(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Forever Dreaming (with CD) ... LP 18.99

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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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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
Also available Cold World ... LP 13.99

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SkerikSkerik's Syncopated Taint Septet ... CD
Ropeadope, 2003. Used ... $0.99
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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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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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 ... LP 21.99

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Robert WalterThere Goes The Neighborhood ... CD
Premonition, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Robert Walter's out of his usual jamband context here – and is working with a group of soul jazz masters, older players who helped define the jazz funk groove of the 70s, clearly a strong influence on Walter's keyboard style. The group features tenor by Red Holloway, drums by Harvey Mason, ... read more CD
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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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New Whitefield BrothersEarthology ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $3.99
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's ... read more CD

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Nicole WillisTortured Soul ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2013. Used ... $12.99
Smoking soul from Nicole Willis – one of our favorite funky females of the past decade or two! Nicole's been making great records for awhile, but she really knocks it out of the part with this killer set – grooving hard with the Soul Investigators, in a raw raw groove that really gives ... read more CD

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Yesterdays New QuintetAngles Without Edges ... CD
Stones Throw, 2001. Used ... $1.99
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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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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