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New African Music MachineBlack Water Gold ... LP
Soul Power, 1972/1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Incredible work from the obscure African Music Machine – a southern funk combo led by bassist Louis Villery – a legendary batch of funky singles, finally brought together as a full album! The band has a very unique sound that involves a lot of rolling bubbling basslines, spacey organ grooves, tight choppy guitar riffs, and punchy horn blasts – almost with the African elements promised in the title, but served up with a deeper funk sound all the way through! In a way, the group's a bit like Cymande or some of the other 70s hybrid ensembles – yet they've got a lot less dub, a much more direct funky groove, and plety of raw southern elements in the mix as well! This is the funky 45 material we first cut our teeth on back in the day – and the original singles are legendary! Includes massive cuts like "Black Water Gold (Pearl)", "A Girl In France", "Never Name A Baby (Before It's Born), "Making Nassau Fruit Drink", "Camel Time", "The Dapp", "Tropical", and "Mr. Brown". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousDiggin' P-Vine – Vine-Yl-Ive Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy .... $29.99
DJ Muro takes on the sound of P-Vine Records – serving up a sweet extended mix of music that's heavy on rare soul and funky jazz! Muro's got a really great way with the tracks here – not just choosing the best from the deep series of P-Vine reissues, but also finding ways to push things together in unexpected ways – really letting the music burst forth strongly, sometimes with a few manual touches of his own! Most tracks here are of American 70s origin, but there's a few global bits from other years too – and every cut on the collection is a winner – with titles that include "Humpty Dumpty" by Placebo, "Put Everything Together" by Plus, "Keep It Up" by Milton Wright, "What's Going On" by Penny Goodwin, "Loveland" by Spanky Wilson, "In The Rain" by The Wooden Glass, "Gift To The Sun" by The Sidewinders, "On The Hill" by Oliver Sain, "Ritual" by Nico Gomez, "Lady Day & John Coltrane" by Penny Goodwin, "Money's Funny" by Cecil Lyde, "Heaven" by Matthew Larkin Cassell, "Algo" by Ricardo Marrero, "Black Water Gold" by African Music Machine, and "LA Will Make You Pay" by Burton Inc. CD

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VariousHaiti Direct – Big Band, Mini Jazz & Twoubadou Sounds 1960 to 1978 ... CD
Strut (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs .... $15.99 16.99
A much-needed look at the confusing world of grooves from Haiti – a scene that's always been accessible to most listeners in the US, but never with the kind of focus and direction we need! Haitian records are often a bit perplexing to our crate-digging ears – they look great on the cover, usually feature a hip lineup of cats with jazz instruments, but often move into territory that's either too sweet or too loose – not the kind of heavier sounds we were expecting. Yet this set really brings the right sort of focus to Haitian music – and uses the Strut Records approach that's been tuned towards African and South American grooves in the past – all to pull out the funkiest, jazziest, grooviest tunes from the 60s and 70s. The package has a great set of notes that really illustrate the scene and styles behind the music on the disc – and titles include "Ce Pas" by Tabou Combo, "Pile Ou Face" by Les Loups Noirs, "Ti Garcon" by Ibo Combo, "Choc Vikings" by Les Vikings, "Ti Machine" by Les Animateurs, "Cote Moune Yo" by Super Jazz Des Jeunes, "Cochon St Antoine" by Ti Paris, "L'Artibonite" by Les Freres Dejean, "Suspann" by Caribbean Sextet, "Line" by Bossa Combo, and "Ti Lu Lupe" by Scorpio Universal. CD

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VariousStone Cold Funk ... CD
Music Club (UK), Early 70s/1998. Used .... $6.99
Very cool compilation that collects together a lot of good hard funk tracks that used to show up on Charly Records comps in the 80s. 20 tracks of the hard stuff, with loads of tracks you can't find elsewhere, including "Goo Bah" by Continental Showstoppers, "It's A New Day" by Skull Snaps, "Tropical" by African Music Machine, "Hercules" by Aaron Neville, "Keep On Marchin" by The Meters, "So Much Trouble In My Mind" by Sir Joe Quarterman, and "You're Losing Me" by Ann Sexton. Lots more good ones, and a nice low price! CD
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New VariousBusting Out – Ghetto Grooves From Dusty Cellars ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
A great set of old school funky numbers – the kind of indie soul 45s that first helped define the sound of rare groove back in the 80s – still as brilliantly bumping all these many years later! Most tracks here are from small label 45s of the early 70s – tracks that weren't issued on LP, and were often by artists who didn't ever even get to cut full albums – but who hit some great underground fame for their sharp grooves and wicked approach to instrumentation and vocals! The set's got loads of classics we've loved for years, but which haven't been reissued often in recent sets – cuts that include "Mr Brown" by African Music Machine, "It's Your Thing" by Toddlin Town Sounds, "Keep On Dancing" by Alvin Cash, "Somebody Help The Beggar Man" by Jackie Beavers, "Right On Jody" by Bobby Patterson, "Gossip" by Cyril Neville, "Good Book" by The 8th Day, "Close Your Big Mouth" by The Politicians, "Hunk O Funk" by Scott Brothers Orchestra, "Ace In The Hole" by Honey Cone, "Miss Funky Fox" by Exit 9, "Gotta Get Away" by Harolyn Montgomery, and "Know What To Do When You Get It" by The Genies. CD
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New VariousSuper Breaks – Return To The Old School – Classic Breaks & Beats From The Birth Of Hip Hop ... LP
BGP (UK), New Copy 2LP .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the totally obscure numbers here than you might find on other Super Breaks volumes, but things aren't totally mainstream either – and the compilers have not only done a great job of pulling together tracks that were really important for hip hop, but have also managed to put a really fresh spin on the music altogether – reminding us once again that even in the age of digital music, nothing beats a well-done compilation! Titles include "Shifting Gears" by Johnny Hammond, "Mary Mary" by The Monkees, "Scratchin" by Magic Disco Machine, "It's Just Begun" by Jimmy Castor, "Africano" by Earth Wind & Fire, "Apache" by Incredible Bongo Band, "Got To Get A Knutt" by New Birth, "Get Up & Dance" by Freedom, "Super Sporm" by Captain Sky, "Who Is He & What Is He To You" by Creative Source, "Funky President" by James Brown, "Blow Your Head" by The JBs, "Johnny The Fox" by Thin Lizzy, "Let A Woman Be A Woman Let A Man Be A Man" by Dyke & The Blazers, "The Clapping Song" by Shirley Ellis, and "Get Ya Some" by Melvin Sparks. LP, Vinyl record album