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Big Boss ManLast Man On Earth (180 gram vinyl – with download) ... LP
Blow Up (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)
Also available Last Man On Earth ... CD 15.99

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BongolianBongos For Beatniks ... LP
Blow Up (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $18.99
Groovy funk with spacey and earthy touches from London's Bongolian! Bongolian is the longtime project of one man funk orchestra Nasser Bouzida –-also the frontman of fellow Blow Up funk combo Big Boss Man – pulling off a live band sound that's as rich and far-reaching as anyone in the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 ... LP
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $12.99
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New 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
Also available Blind Bet ... CD 14.99

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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
Also available I'm Tryin' ... CD 6.99

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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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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 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!)
Also available Emma Jean ... CD 13.99

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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.)

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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 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
My World ... CD 6.99

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FrootfulHeavyweight ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
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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New 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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsSahara Swing (with bonus 7-inch & download) ... LP
Now Again, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $19.99
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Special limited version – with a 7" single that includes 2 unreleased tracks, and a bonus download too!)
Also available Sahara Swing ... CD 7.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download card.)
Also available Unstraight Ahead ... CD 15.99

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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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Clutchy HopkinsStory Teller ... LP
Ubiquity, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
If the story is stripped down avant funk instrumentals with subtle stylistic twists and turns, it's a story worth telling – and that's what Clutchy Hopkins puts down on The Story Teller – an album that manages to be among his most raw and direct and his most adventurous at the same time! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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.)
Also available My Certainty ... CD 16.99

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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.)
Also available
Give The People What They Want (with bonus download) ... CD 8.99
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 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 8.99
Give The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download ) ... LP 18.99

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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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New Jungle FireTropicoso (with bonus download) ... LP
Nacional, 2014. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
A heady sound from Jungle Fire – a group who seem to be equal parts 70s Afro Funk and Latin – with percussion that rivals the best of the latter, and horns and guitar that match the best of the former! The group's got a super-sharp approach, but one that's never slick or commercial ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download, too!)

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Lack Of AfroMusic For Adverts ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy ... $19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Music For Adverts ... CD 15.99

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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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Los Miticos Del RitmoLos Miticos Del Ritmo (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
The first-ever new recording on the Soundway label – and a honey of a session produced by Quantic at his Colombian studios! The sound here is very classic – raw percussion, sharp-edged saxes, and even a bit of accordion from Quantic himself – all wrapped up in a blend that's a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New Chico MannMagical Thinking (180 gram vinyl with download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Chico MannManifest Tone EP (with bonus download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 2012. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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

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New 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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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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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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 (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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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 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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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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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 (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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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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