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New Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $14.99
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Big Fun (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (single)", "Street Kids (single)", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (12" promo rmx)", and "Street Kids (12" dance rmx)". CD

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Kool & The GangBe My Lady/Let's Go Dancin' (Ooh La, La, La) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1982. Near Mint- ... $2.99
7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang ... LP
Re-Lite, Early 90s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Kool & The GangCelebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $14.99
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a fortune in royalties year after year from wedding bands alone! The group's got some great help on the record from Deodato – the Brazilian keyboardist who scored big with his own records in the 70s – and who's working here to arrange, conduct, and produced the album with a sweet jazzy finish! In a way, it's Deodato's ear for a great warm groove that really seems to make the set sparkle – giving it a strong soul sound, even with tighter production – still somewhat down to earth, despite its hit status – that core quality that's always made Kool & The Gang so great! Apart from "Celebration", other tracks include "Jones Vs Jones", "Love Festival", "Love Affair", "Night People", and "Morning Star". CD features the bonus tracks "Celebration (single)", "Take It To The Top (single)", "Jones Vs Jones (single)", "Morning Star (long version)", and "Celebremos (12" Spanish version)". CD

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Kool & The GangEmergency ... LP
De-Lite, 1984. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Kool and the Gang firmly snapping into the 80s – with much more bass and keyboards than on earlier work, and an overall sound that's a lot slicker and smoother than their 70s funk classics – but still pretty darn great! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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Kool & The GangEverybody's Dancin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $14.99
Kool & The Gang sounding super-tight, but mighty right as well – a groove that still has all the great jazz elements of their mid 70s records, but which also has them picking up the bassy bottom a bit more too! The sound is not nearly as slick as their 80s hits – and instead still really hangs onto all the best qualities of the De-Lite years, while also moving the group forward at a level that strongly contests all the younger funky combos who were trying to steal their flame! Rhythms are wonderful – completely infectious, and often with some complicated twists that really keeps things interesting – and the album's got the kind of upbeat, joyous groove you'd definitely expect from the title. Tracks include "Everybody's Dancin", "Dancin' Shoes", "Big Chief's Funkum", "I Like Music" "It's All You Need", "Peace To The Universe", and "At The Party". CD features bonus tracks – "I Like Music (single)", "It's All You Need (single)", and "Everybody's Dancin (single)". CD

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Kool & The GangForce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $14.99
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we love to hear from them. Party funk and soul from this legendary group – and the soul comes out especially well on the mellower numbers, which seem to take off from classics on albums like Love & Understanding or Open Sesame. Titles include "A Place In Space", "Free", "Slick Superchick", "Just Be True", "Mighty Mighty High", "Oasis", "The Force" and "Life's A Song". This CD edition from Big Break has 3 bonus tracks: single versions of "Slick Superchick" and "A Place In Space", plus the 12" disco version of "Mighty Mighty High". CD

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Kool & the GangForever ... LP
Polygram, 1986. Near Mint- ... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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Kool & The GangGood Times/The Frog ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Near Mint- ... $6.99
As classic as classic Kool & The Gang can get! "Good Times" is a nice raw party number – hard Gang-styled funky instrumentation in the background, and some great lyrics sung by different members of the group, almost in freestyle format! "The Frog" is even greater – a snapping little funky number that starts with fast drums, then fills in a bit of moog, making a cool electric bubbling instrumental sound that really sends us! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Spin Their Top Hits ... CD
De-Lite/Mercury, 1978. Used ... $2.99
Way more than "top hits" from Kool & The Gang – as the classic package focuses on material from their funkiest years – that great early De-Lite period of the early and mid 70s! There's a lot more funk here than hits – and the titles show Kool & The Gang evolving from the kings of the funky 45 scene to the tight ensemble funk act that would storm the charts at the start of the 80s – yet still quite free of any of the sweeter sounds from those years too! Titles include the classics "Open Sesame", "Hollywood Swinging", "Jungle Boogie", "Kool & The Gang", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", "Caribbean Festival", "Love & Understanding", and "Spirit Of The Boogie". CD
(Out of print, small amount of writing in pen inside booklet.)

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Kool & The GangKool Jazz ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good ... $11.99
A great album – even if most of the cuts are on other records! The set's designed to focus on the jazzier side of Kool & The Gang – and it sifts through the first few albums to come up with some of the more sophisticated (yet still totally funky!) numbers by the band, giving a good picture of the many sides of their talents, and also adding in a few other tracks that we haven't found on other records. The groove ranges from slow-dope and mellow, to choppy and funky, with plenty of hot breaks and classic hip hop samples. Titles include the monster jammer "Dujii", plus "Lucky For Me", "Sea Of Tranquility", "North East South West", "I Remember John W Coltrane", "Sombrero Sam", and "Breeze & Soul", a very tasty little jangly number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, small splits on the top and bottom seams, a cutout notch, a name in pen on the front, and some stains on the back.)

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Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $14.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". CD features nice bonus tracks too – including "Ladies Night (12" promo disco mix)", "Hangin Out (12" disco mix)", "If You Feel Like Dancin (single)", "Ladies Night (single)", "Too Hot (single)", and "Hangin Out (single)". CD

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Kool & The GangLet's Go Dancing (Ohh, La, La, La)( long version-double-sided promo) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1981. Very Good+ ... $4.99
"Get Down On It" was a huge crossover hit for the group – but a pretty tasty dancefloor single as well! Deodato's producing track here – and it's got a nicely compressed sound that pops along the bassline and catchy hook wonderfully! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night club. There's lots of great live jamming here, and some of their best early cuts like "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Funky Man", and more. This is a very nice reissue pressing, with a cool gatefold wraparound cover, and some very heavy funky wax! Another one that we never thought we'd see again on vinyl – now out for the masses at a nice nice price. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangLove & Understanding/Sunshine & Love ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Two mid 70s groovers from Kool & The Gang. "Love & Understanding" is kind of a slicker take on the "Funky Stuff" groove – still quite strong instrumentally, but with less of a bit than in earlier years. "Sunshine" has a bit of jazzy scatting in the vocals – kind of a sweet number, in that midtempo soul jazz mode the group were hitting a bit at the time. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- ... $2.99
For many, this was the moment when Kool and the Gang went disco – but to us, this still sounds pretty good! The cut's a bit more uptempo than usual, but the groove is still pretty nice – and there's some incredible wobbly bit in the middle that sounds like somebody's playing a saw! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes 3 bonus tracks: "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) – Part 2 (Single Version)", "Super Bad (Single Version)" and "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) (Promotional 12" – Special Disco Version)". CD

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Kool & The GangSomething Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $14.99
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". CD features lots of bonus tracks – include "Steppin Out (12" mix)", "Get Down On It (12" mix)", "Take My Heart (12" mix)", "Stop", "Steppin Out (single)", "Get Down On It (single)", and "Take My Heart (single)". CD

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New Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sure, this one's got "boogie" in the title – but don't let that scare you off! The album's carved in the same hard funky style as mid 70s hits like "Hollywood Swinging" or "Jungle Boogie" (both from earlier albums) – and in fact, the "boogie" in the title seems to be a definite reference to that latter track, which is aped a bit on the album, instead of the more common 70s use of the term for disco. Whew! That's a bit of a complicated explanation – but we're just trying to tell you that this one's still plenty funky, with loads of great drums, jazzy riffing, monster basslines, and even a dose of righteous soul! Tracks include "Spirit of The Boogie", "Jungle Jazz", "Ancestral Ceremony", "Winter Sadness", and "Ride the Rhythm". One of their last great LPs, and an essential addition to their mid 70's opus! Reissued with the original gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangStill Kool ... CD
New Door, 2007. Used 2CD ... $6.99
Sure, it's not the classic years of the 70s, but Kool & The Gang sound surprisingly great here on this recent set – grooving in a well-done, tightly-crafted way that may not exactly be early 70s funk, but which is still right up there with some of their later, mellower work! The rhythms are quite right on most numbers – never too stiff, and never too overdone – often with just a hint of jazz at the bottom – and vocals are delivered lightly, wrapped around the beats, keys, and riffs with a slightly subtle edge. Titles include "Dave", "Steppin Into Love", "America", "What's Happening Brother", "Made For Love", "Give It Up", "Trust Me", "Miracles", "Sorry", "Bang Bang With The Gang", and "It Is What It Is". 2CD set also features a bonus disc with 5 more hits – "Celebration", "Hollywood Swinging", "Joanna", "Summer Nights", and "Ladies Night". CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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New Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... LP
De-Lite, 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during the same time. The band are as tight as they ever were – and they're rolling like a non-stop locomotive with a horn-heavy groove on classics like "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", while also showing hints of their strong mellow future on the cut "Wild & Peaceful". The album also includes the massive two part jammer "Funky Stuff" and "More Funky Stuff", plus "This Is You, This Is Me" and "Life Is What You Make It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s and previously unreleased tracks recorded by Texas music legend Huey P Meaux. There's a raw soul, funky drums & percussion core to Kool & Together's style that's really great! Singer Tyrone Sanders doubles as the group's conga player, which is a great touch! There's a demonstrable level of gritty psych soul and rock in the mix, too – wah wah guitar, in particular – but they're much more into a tight, heady groove than the kind of lumbering heft and solo-heavy styles of other Hendrix disciples. It's a family band – the earliest tracks on the set feature Charles Sanders Sr on vocals, with Charles Jr on guitar, Tyrone on conga and Joe Sanders on drums – with the boys trading lead vocals and instrumentation on other later recordings, along with additional players. A great discovery from Heavy Light Records! 19 tracks in all: "Sittin' On A Hot Red Stove", "I Know", "If You Can", "Wino Man", "Magic Words", "Peace Is At Hand", "Better Days", "Fly So High", "Electronic Funk", "Reaching Out", "Hooked On Life", "Blow It Out Your Mind", "Get Your Feet Off The Ground" and more, plus 4 demos: "Escapism Beat", "Hot Pants", "Nassau Beat" and "Wino Man". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool G RapCan't Stop The Shine (clean, album, acapella, inst)/Thugs Anthem (clean, album, acapella, inst) ... 12-inch
Illstreet/Down Low, 1998. Near Mint- ... $6.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.98
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. CD
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... LP 4.99

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreet Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... LP
Cold Chillin/Traffic, Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP ... $4.99 18.98
Prime, hard hitting Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – a killer collection of their pioneering, classic cuts from the Cold Chillin' era! The MC & DJ duo was plenty popular in this period – which essentially covers '89-'92 – but they're one of those combos whose influences on east coast rap to come arguably stretches even farther and wider than their own recorded legacy. Tough street tales, vital golden age DJ skills and collaborations with fellow legends Marley Marl, Large Professor, Eric B, Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane. 5 tracks in all: "Streets of New York", "Truly Yours", "Wanted Dead Or Alive", "Poison", "Money In The Bank" with Large Professor, Freddie Foxxx & Ant Live, "Butcher Shop", "Bad To The Bone", "Road To The Riches", "It's A Demo", "I'm Fly (Original 12" Version)", "Riker's Island (Original 12" Version)", "Rhyme Time (Original 12" Version)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Street Stories – The Best Of G Rap & Polo ... CD 9.99

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloStreets Of New York (album, dub, long version)/Poison ... 12-inch
Warner, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $13.99
Nice pic sleeve version of one of their best early cuts – with production by Large Professor and Marley Marl! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Original pressing. Cover has a promo stamp, a piece of clear tape on the opening, and a small peeled spot.)

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Kool KeithDon't Crush It (voc, inst)/Sex Style (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Funky Ass, 1996. Very Good+ ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of marker.)

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Kool KeithErotic Man ... LP
Spoiled Brat, 1996. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Tracks include "Sex Style", "Wold Plastic", "Lovely Lady", "Sly We Fly", "Make Up Your Mind", "Before The Concert", "The Mack Is Back", "Willie Biggs" and more. 16 in all. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool KeithSex Style ... LP
Funky Ass, 1997. Sealed 2LP ... $24.99
13 tracks produced by Kut Masta Kurt, 4 tracks produced by T.R. Love. Less space imagery, more porn industry imagery from yet another of Kool Keith's personalities. Guest appearances by Spontaneous Xtasy and Noggin Nodders. With "Don't Crush It", "Sly We Fly", "Plastic World", "Still The Best" and "Keep It Real. . .Represent". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool Keith & Kutmasta KurtDiesel Truckers ... CD
DMAFT, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Guess who's back? Kool Keith drops the first hip hop truck driver LP – a collabo with Kutmasta Kurt. As you might guess, the theme doesn't always hold together, but that's to be expected. Tracks include "Diesel Truckers Theme", "Break U Off", "Takin' It Back", "Can I Buy You A Drink?", "Serve 'Em A Sentence" and lots more. CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kool Kieth & Nancy Des RoseWhite Lable Mix Series Vol 1 ... CD
Gamelock, 2004. Used ... $1.99
CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool Kyle & Billy BillTrouble (voc, inst)/Old School (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Profile, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Old school pioneer Kool Kyle on comes back for one more try. "Old School" uses Lynn drum production and a vocal style similar to Melle Mel. "Trouble" was produced by Kurtis Blow and has that live instrument electric slap-bass sound he used on his own record. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Profile sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Sealed ... $9.99
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Sealed ... $1.99
Features "They Want Money", The Avenue", "All Night Long", "I Go To Work", "Knowledge Is King", "I'm Hittin Hard", "Get The Picture",I'm Blowin Up", "Pump Your Fist", and "The Don". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool Moe DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $0.49
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy in a Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeTurn It Up/UFO ... 12-inch
Sugar Hill, 1985. Very Good+ ... $24.99
Kool Moe Dee's first solo single on Sugar Hill! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Sugar Hill sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeWild, Wild West (single edit, inst) ... 7-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Jive sleeve. Label has a sticker.)

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Nature ft Kool G RapFriends Of Ours (main mix, clean version) ... 12-inch
White Label, Late 90s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
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Olympic RunnersKeep It Up/Kool Gent ... 12-inch
London, 1977. Very Good ... $0.99
2 later numbers from Olympic Runners – but both still pretty funky! Our favorite here is "Kool Gent" – a midtempo bubbler that has some tight snapping rhythms, and plenty of cool work on moog that sneaks in and out throughout the track. The tune's an instrumental, and the moog does most of the "singing" – really giving the cut a great spacey sound! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a bit of sticker residue.)

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New Orchestra KoolKool Heat ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Excellent (and very rare) boogaloo album by Orchestra Kool! The group has a rough hewn, tightly walloping feel that we totally love – with English vocals on some tunes and Spanish on others – with killer rhythms and some jazzy reed work. The album includes lots of hard stompin' boogaloo tracks, with a great vibe, and some groovier moments – with call and response vocals that bring in a kinship to some of the raw soul of the time! The titles include "Boogaloo Baby", "Orchestra Kool", "Ritmo Kool", and "Kool Heat" – kind of giving you an idea of the sort of swingin' boogaloo sound – plus "Guapacha", "Conversar", "Tira Jala" and "Fantasy". LP, Vinyl record album

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Patchworks Galactic ProjectSpace Remix – Surrounded By The Gobblins (NY*AK rmx)/Gobblins Are Gone (Kool Vibe's House rmx) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy ... $13.99
Bruno Patchworks always comes up with new sounds to amaze our ears – and both of these tracks really live up to that legacy! "Surrounded By Gobblins" has this sound that's spacey, but also unusually slow – as if it's waiting to explode at a faster speed, but holds our attention even more because it doesn't – swirling in slowed vocals with really deep yet laidback beats, and these spacey keyboard lines that sew the whole thing together! "Gobblins Are Gone" is faster and more pulsating – a classic Patchworks style of groove – with lots of nod back to the deepest days of the underground house scene! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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PMDIt's The Pee '97 (radio, street, inst)/Many Often Wonder (radio, street, inst)/Knick Knack Part II(radio, street)/Kool Kat (clean, voc) ... 12-inch
Relativity, 1997. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Screwball feat Kool G Rap, Noreaga & CormegaGorillas (rmx dirty, rmx clean, rmx inst, rmx dirty, rtmx clean)/Loyalty (clean) ... 12-inch
Hydra Beats, 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
The "Gorillas" remix on the A-side features Kool G Rap & Noreaga, the one on the flip does not. "Loyalty" features Cormega. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Hammond SmithI'll Be There/Smokin Kool ... 7-inch
Prestige, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
2 cuts from the immediate pre-Kudu years – but still nice soul jazz numbers from Johnny! "Smokin Kool" is the killer – a sweetly stepping groover, building in a Charles Earland mode as Johnny stacks up a solo on the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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War/Curtis Mayfield/Kool & The GangFirst Annual Benefit Concert For The Congressional Black Caucus ... CD
Chess (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... $13.99
A killer moment in 70s soul – but kind of a lost gem, too – given that the album was issued by Chess Records, but features a number of big names who mostly recorded for other companies! The live performance was recorded at the first annual benefit for the Black Congressional Caucus – and the tunes have the right sort of righteous energy to match the important political event – really special performances that include a searing 9 minute version of "Wild & Peaceful" by Kool & The Gang, super-heavy versions of "Give Me Your Love" by Curtis Mayfield and the Mayfield-penned "On & On" by Gladys Knight & The Pips. War follows up with a smoking Hammond-heavy take on "Gypsy Man" – and even Jimmy Witherspoon sounds pretty darn great on a take of his classic "Goin Down Slow". CD

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Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jive/FTG, 1987. New Copy ... Fall 2014
With the title cut from the days of the Kool Moe Dee vs. LL Cool J battles. And following the theme, the cover has a picture of Kool Moe Dee (in a white BK suit) standing in front of a jeep that has just run over a red Kangol! With "How Ya Like Me Now", 'Wild Wild West", "Way Way Back", "No Respect", "Don't Dance" and "Get Paid". CD
Also available How Ya Like Me Now ... LP 9.99

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New Chuck Chillout & Kool ChipI'm Large (voc, larger than life inst)/No DJ Like Chuck (yuh unnerstan, yeah boyee, on tv, belie dat) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1989. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Single from DJ Chuck Chillout's "Masters of the Rhythm" LP with vocals by Kool Chip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New DJ KoolDJ Kool Live (twenty minute work-out rmx, shor version, short cutz) ... 12-inch
DJ Kool, Mid 90s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Just-IceKool & Deadly ... CD
Fresh, 1987. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This nearly ranks up with the best of the mid 80s classic LPs – so it's great to have it back on reissue! All production, and some vocals, are handled by KRS – who really seemed to revel in the Id-level work here in a way he couldn't really pull off with the more strident BDP. Beat box by DMX. So highly recommended! Features "Going Way Back", "Freedom Of Speech", "Lyric Licking", "The Original Gangster Of Hip Hop", "On The Strength", "Moshitup", "Kool & Deadly", "Booga Bandit Bitch" and the 12" single edit "Freedom Of Speech '88". CD

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New Kool & The GangCaribbean Festival (orig, disco version) ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangIn The Heart ... LP
De-Lite, 1983. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Kool & The GangLadies' Night ... CD
Planet Song (Germany), 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kool & The GangLadies' Night ... LP
De-Lite, 1979. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... CD
Mercury, 1972. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Side 1 has mark that click a bit on tracks two and three. Cover has some wear, some small stains, two peeled marks from tape removal on the back, and some pen inside the gatefold.)
Also available Spirit Of The Boogie ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangTake It To The Top (double a-side single) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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New Kool & The GangTake My Heart/Just Friends ... 12-inch
De-Lite (France), 1981. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has BPM in pen on back.)

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New Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... LP
De-Lite, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during the same time. The band are as tight as they ever were – and they're rolling like a non-stop locomotive with a horn-heavy groove on classics like "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", while also showing hints of their strong mellow future on the cut "Wild & Peaceful". The album also includes the massive two part jammer "Funky Stuff" and "More Funky Stuff", plus "This Is You, This Is Me" and "Life Is What You Make It". LP, Vinyl record album
(Top seam is split.)
Also available Wild & Peaceful ... LP 9.99

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New Kool G RapStreets (dirty, inst, radio) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Produced by Buckwild. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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New Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRoad To The Riches ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A QB landmark. Kool G Rap's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days, with production by Marley Marl at the peak of his early career. With the hits "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", "Poison", and "Rhymes I Express". Also includes Road To The Riches", "Cold Cuts", "Trilogy Of Terror", "Men At Work", "Cars" and "She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some wear, a gold promo stamp, a partially unglued top seam, and some small light stains.)

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New Kool Rock JayJay And The Boys (ext mix, single edit, inst)/Suckers To The Side (album) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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New Redman feat DJ KoolLet's Get Dirty (I Can’t Get In Da Club) (radio, LP, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Def Jam, 2001. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Def Jam sleeve.)

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New Wax PoeticsIssue #56 – Madlib/Kool Herc – Autumn 2013 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2013. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wax Po #56 is a dual covers issue – one celebrating 40 years of hip hop with Madlib on the front and Kool Herc on the back – and the other featuring the wide world of global soul, with Little Dragon on the front and Hiatus Kaiyote on the back! Don’t worry, it's got the same great issues inside. The Wide World Of Soul section also includes pieces on Jamaica's Cultural Roots, Romania's Rodion GA and Japan's Shintaro Sakaoto. The 40th Anniversary Of Hip Hop section also features Afrika Bambaataa, Tackhead and Mac Miller. That's not all, though! Also includes a look at classic Bruce Lee movie soundracks, disco remixer John Morales and lots more! Magazine
(Issue 56 comes with 2 different covers. This one features Madlib on the frontside and Kool Herc on the backside. Same great features inside both versions!)

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New Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night club. There's lots of great live jamming here, and some of their best early cuts like "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Funky Man", and more. Nice original pressing, with a cool gatefold wraparound cover, and some very heavy funky wax! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)
Also available Live At The Sex Machine ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... LP
Dee-Lite, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, small center splits on the top & bottom seams, and a promo sticker remnant.)
Also available Music Is The Message ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangOpen Sesame ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Open Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (Groove With The Gang)/Love & Understanding (Come Together) – Special Disco Versions ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice! This is a 12" single that features two extended disco mixes of these club-oriented tracks by Kool and the Gang! Sure, this is the stuff that brought in their disco years – but it's still pretty darn nice, with an uptempo funky feeling! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has an old price sticker.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and working hard to push their excellent early singles on the De-Lite label – the kind of indie funky 45s that went on to shape the sound of a generation to come! This album brings together a number of those singles – really great little tracks that you can't really ever find on wax, and which have the group's perfect blend of bass/drum rhythms, choppy guitar, and hard-blaring horns – a massive groove that's still tighter here than any of the countless combos the record went onto inspire. The LP's a non-stop jam all the way through, with funk so pure it could be considered the blueprint for a generation – and titles include "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger", "Kool's Back Again", "Breeze & Soul", "Sea of Tranquility", and "Kool & The Gang". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool KeithDemolition Crash (2CDs) ... CD
Junkadelic Music, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... Out Of Stock
A double dose of Kool Keith – with appearances by AG, Rah Digga, Big Sche Eastwood, Metropolis and more – in a 2CD set! Kool Keith's been pushing boundaries and following his creative impulses wherever they might take him since way back with The Ultramagnetic MCs, onward through the most classic alternate personas (Dr Octagon, Black Elvis), and even somewhat more straightforward, but still pretty bugged out records as Kool Keith. It's kind of amazing that he's not only still in the game after all these years, but will still come at us with double album if he feels like it. This one's got 29 tracks on 2CDs, including "Jiggaman 2nd Verse", "I Can Make This Work" feat Santa, "El Dorado" and "Maracula" feat AG, Ricky Flair" and "500 Horsepower" with Big Sche Eastwood, "Non Stop" with Rah Digga, "Euphoric R&B", "Where I'm At", "Strip Club Husband", "Downtown", "Pro Basketball", "Finger Pop" feat Metropolis and many more. CD

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New Kool & The GangFunky Granny/Blowing With The Wind ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Used ... Out Of Stock
Two great early tracks – "Funky Granny", with the same "old lady" voice that's on Ohio Players "Funky Worm", and "Blowing with the Wind", a cool moody instrumental with a trumpet line in the front. Great stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)
 
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Awol OneNME (voc, inst)/Sleepin' All Day (voc, inst)/Skye (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Records Broken, 1999. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
Produced by Mike Nardone. Guest rhymes by Kool Keith and 2Mex. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $38.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever – The Original Movie Soundtrack ... CD
Polydor, 1978. Used ... $4.99
The record that defined a generation, and a set with some surprisingly nice soul tracks, too – including "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $16.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". CD

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Chino XLHere To Save You All (clean version) ... LP
American, 1996. Near Mint- 2LP ... $4.99
The first and only LP from quick-witted emcee Chino XL, who busts on everyone from Magic Johnson to your Moms and back. As Evidence of Dilated says, would we have Eminem without Chino XL? Though he was all over the Wake Up Show for a minute, we don't really know what's become of him. Guest spots by fellow lyrical assassin Ras Kass and Kool Keith. 15 tracks, plus the intro, all killer, no filler, includes "No Complex", "Freestyle Rhymes", "Waiting To Exhale", "Kreep", "The Shabba Doo Conspircy", "Ghetto Vampire" and "Rise". LP, Vinyl record album
(Clean edited promo.)

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Crown Heights AffairDo It Your Way ... CD
De-Lite/Unidisc (Canada), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
Key early work from Crown Heights Affair – the kings of the indie club scene of the mid 70s! There's a strong De-Lite funk groove firmly in place – with lots of electric keyboards, tight guitar, and harmony vocals in a very late 70s Kool & The Gang style! Titles include "Sexy Ways", "Far Out", "Music Is The World", "Love Me", and "Searching For Love". Also includes the nice funky funky "French Ways", which has some great moogy parts! CD features bonus mixes too! CD

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $10.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang – grooves that have amazing dexterity that few others could match, yet which always come through right on the money every time! The bass dips, turns, soars, and drops magically on each number – setting things up strongly for the group's riffing guitar, sweet keyboard lines (including a big of moog!), and few horn moments – which themselves often come across more like an American group than a Nigerian one. Vocals have this rough approach – often part of the rhythm more than anything else – and titles include "Love Is Peace", "Freaky Funkyfied Fix", "Bread Power", "Doin The Good Thing", "I've Found Love", "Last Day", and "Dig In With Time". CD
Also available Funky Pack ... LP 13.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang – grooves that have amazing dexterity that few others could match, yet which always come through right on the money every time! The bass dips, turns, soars, and drops magically on each number – setting things up strongly for the group's riffing guitar, sweet keyboard lines (including a big of moog!), and few horn moments – which themselves often come across more like an American group than a Nigerian one. Vocals have this rough approach – often part of the rhythm more than anything else – and titles include "Love Is Peace", "Freaky Funkyfied Fix", "Bread Power", "Doin The Good Thing", "I've Found Love", "Last Day", and "Dig In With Time". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funky Pack ... CD 10.99

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. Used ... $4.99
The battle ready return of Dr Dooom – we were skeptical, but guess what, it's pretty good – with ominously funky boom bap beats by Kutmasta Kurt – and obscenity spewing, pop culture slaying rhymes by Kool Keith. Titles include "Simon", "The Countdown", "RIP Dr Octagon", "I Followed You", "Run For Your Life" feat Fathed, "The God Of Rap", "That Girl Is A Monster", "Do Not Disturb", "Take That Ride", "Mopped Up", "Always Talkin Out Your A**", "Surgery" feat Motion Man and more. CD
(Digipack has a cutout notch.)

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New Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk/Dreamworks, 1996. Used ... $2.99
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 20 tracks, with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert, including "Earth People", "No Awareness", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist" and "Bear Witness". CD

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East Of UndergroundHell Below (East Of Underground/Soap/Black Seeds/Sound Trek) (3CD set) ... CD
US Army/Now Again, 1971/1972. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 24.98
Proof that the US Army had plenty going on during the 70s – as you'll hear from this killer set of military-produced grooves from East Of Underground! The set goes way past the previous East Of Underground reissue – to feature work by the groups Soap, Black Seeds, and Sound Trek – all wrapped up in a beautiful package that's as visually pleasing as the music is funky! The cuts here were all recorded by US Army servicemen during the height of the Vietnam war – as Army-issued albums designed to encourage recruitment (as if a few funky grooves could help offset the bad press the war was getting on TV!) But despite that odd origin, the music here is all pretty great – mostly covers of familiar tunes from the time, but recorded with a nicely gritty quality that's mighty nice – and which makes the overall feel of the records like digging into some lost small studio tapes – ala Numero! Now Again have done a great job of putting together the whole package, too – contributing a wealth of notes and photos, and really digging deep into the scene in which these unique records were created. Not only that, but the packaging also replicates the style of the original odd releases too! The set features a CD each of music by East Of Underground and Soap – plus another CD that brings together an unusual double LP by the groups Black Seeds and Sound Trek. Titles include "I Just Want To Celebrate", "Kool & The Gang", "Walking In The Rain", "Backstabbers", "I Love Everything About You", "Ain't No Sunshine", "Go Outside In The Rain", "Black Magic Woman", "Hell Below", "Higher", "Popcorn/Santana", "Walk On By", "Java Girl", and "Get Together". CD
Also available East Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 12.99

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Fat Joe Da GangstaRepresent ... LP
Relativity, 1993. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Quality production all the way through by The Beatnuts, Diamond D, Showbiz and Lord Finesse, with scratches by Rob Swift and Rock Raider. Features guest appearances by Grand Puba (that to our ears anyway, sound better than his solo stuff from that time), Diamond D, Kool G Rap, Apache, and King Sun. With the hits "The S**t Is Real", "Watch The Sound", "I'm A Hit That", "Flow Joe", "You Must Be Out of Your F***in' Mind" and eight more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original black label pressing. Cover has a cut corner.)

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New Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Prestige, 1971. Very Good ... $39.99
A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by Prestige jazz funk giants like Rusty Bryant, Charles Earland, or Ivan Boogaloo Jones – but it's almost even tighter than their work, because the Funk Inc combo as a tightly woven group of players who'd been together for a number of years. The record's filled with monster cuts that you'll recognize immediately, like the group's famous "Kool is Back", which has a monster sample on the intro, and hard heavy Kool & The Gang grooves throughout. Other tracks include "Sister Janie", "The Whipper", and "Bowlegs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear and some splitting on the spine.)

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HP RiotHP Riot ... LP
Concept (Canada), Early 70s. Very Good Gatefold ... $29.99
Wickedly funky work from HP Riot – a legendary group from the San Francisco scene of the 70s, but one who never managed to break the big time! The HP groove is a very tight, joyous approach to funk – one schooled in the Sly & The Family stone sense of righteousness, but which also brings in the unbelievably tight instrumentation of early Kool & The Gang – especially on some of the bold horn passages that top off some of the tunes! There's a wealth of funky numbers on the set – of the sort that most other 70s groups would give their souls to record this well – and the record's one that's needed rediscovery for years! Titles include "Good Time (Party)", "The Dollar Sign", "Blame It On the Sun", "Gotta Go (The Chant)", and "Just Look Around The Corner". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original Canadian pressing. Cover has a small cutout hole.)

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ImpossiblesHot Pepper ... LP
Philips/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 18.98
Funky funky Thailand – just about the only 70s funk group we've ever seen from that part of the globe, and a great one at that! The Impossibles work in a tightly-crafted ensemble funk style that's clearly influenced by Kool & The Gang – but which also has the group hitting some well-polished notes on a few of the album's vocal numbers – in a totally cool groove that's got plenty of hard funky riffs at the bottom, sweet horns in the middle, and some great compressed pop vocals on the top! The album's a real lost treasure – one that we've never seen on this side of the Atlantic – and was oddly recorded and issued in Sweden in the mid 70s! But this album is way more than just a musical oddity – as it's super-funky all the way through, with a level of quality that will have it at the top of your crates for a long, long time! Titles include "Hotpepper", "Give It Up", "California", "C'mon Baby", "Easy To Be Hard", "Pretty Thing", "Love Will Keep Us Together", and "Love The Life You Live". LP, Vinyl record album

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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... $0.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". CD

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Seu JorgeCarolina ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2002. Used ... $9.99
A HUGE batch of samba-soul grooves from Seu Jorge! Jorge previously knocked around Brazil as a member of the late 90s pop group Farofa Carioca, but his first solo outing is a massive step forward into the upper echelon of the Brazilian scene! Like the best of his contemporaries, Jorge uses the rich history of samba and bossa as a springboard – but it's the pronounced contemporary qualities, such as production and mix work by Beastie Boys producer Mario Caldato – that push Carolina way over the top and make it much more than a genre exercise! The title track echoes the earlier work of Jorge Ben, who actually pens the reggae-inflected tune "Em Nagoya Eu Vi Eriko". The tracks "Mangueira" and "O Samba Tai" have the classic samba groove and crisp background vocals that would sound right in place on Tom Ze's Se O Caso E Chorar. "Hagua" has a deep reggae thump, and nearly everything here has kind of a 70s soul feel thanks to some bright, almost Kool & The Gang-like horn arrangements! The group includes Azymuth drummer Mamao, Paulinho Black on bass, Banda Black Rio's William Magalhaes on keyboards, and Josimar Monteiro on violin. Another great new solo artist on the Brazilian scene, and one that we expect amazing things from in the years to come! CD

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Kool & The Gang provided the music – and Jalal tells the whole story throughout, in the same hard rappin' style he used with the Last Poets! The record's an undisputed classic, and includes the sample classic "Sport", plus loads of other righteous funky cuts like "Spoon", "Grit's Den", and "Sentenced To The Chair"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Open Mike EagleDark Comedy ... CD
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. CD

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Prince PaulMore Than U Know (album, inst, acapella)/Trailer ... 12-inch
Tommy Boy, 1998. Near Mint- ... $0.99
The cut we're checking for here is the 12-inch only "Trailer" which was a preview of the then upcoming LP, put together like a movie preview. The narrator introduces each MC (including Kool Keith, Xzibit, Sadat X and Everlast "as Officer Bitchkowski") as if they were stars of the movie "Prince Among Thieves." And the a-side is a Prince Paul - De La Soul reunion. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Prince PaulPrince Among Thieves – clean promo version ... LP
Tommy Boy, 1999. Near Mint- ... $9.99
On this double LP Prince Paul delivers one of the funniest and most original hip hop projects we've heard in a long while. He puts together a hip hop b-movie, along the lines of Lightning Rod's legendary "Hustler's Convention." "Prince Among Thieves" goes through the journey of the journey of an MC, Tariq (played by Breezly Brewin' of Jugganauts), to get signed. And along the way he encounters all the usual subplots of drugs, sex, violence, and betrayal. In addition to Breeze, Prince Paul uses whole batch of MC's (including Sadat X, RZA, Biz Markie, Everlast as Officer Bitchkowsky, and Kool Keith as a gun-selling ex-marine) and industy people form Rodd Houston to Wendy Day. Prince Paul is definitely one of hip hop's unsung creative forces – from his start with Stetsasonic, to his work with De La Soul, to Resident Alien on his short-lived Do Dew Man label and the Gravedigga's and Psychoanalysis projects. Don't miss this destined-to-be-classic LP. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a Tommy Boy sleeve.)

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PropositionsFunky Disposition – The Complete Detroit Funk Propositions Collection ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $6.99 18.98
Thundering funk from the early 70s Detroit scene – and the complete work of The Propositions, a group who only ever managed to issue a few singles at the time! Due to a typo on the label of one single, the Propositions were also sometimes known as the Prepositions – but whatever the name, the band is pretty darn funky – as you'll hear in this excellent little set. Years back, the folks at Luv N Haight collected together the group's rare singles to make something of a full LP – but now, years later, they've gone back in the vaults and have come up with a huge amount of unreleased work to add to the mix – making for an overstuffed, double-length set that's filled to the rafters with great tunes. Most tracks are in a stone funky 45 mode – but they also groove out a bit longer than the usual single, and give the band plenty of room to roll around some great basslines and horn bits, which are in turn supported by some really wicked work on guitar, organ, and keyboards! Most tunes are instrumentals, and titles include "Funky Disposition", "Live Funk Session", "Do Whatever Turns You On (parts 1 & 2)", "Groovin For The Groove", "Something Different (long edit)", "Sweet Lucy", "Vamping", "Africana", "Free & Easy", "Bad Seed", "You've Been Chose", and "Kool Twist (live garage session 2)". 2CD package is filled with gems – a total of 20 tracks in all! CD

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Rob SwiftAblist (original, inst, rmx, inst rmx, acapella)/All That Scratching (original, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Asphodel, 1998. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
More turntable wizardry from the X-Men/X-ecutioner's Rob Swift. "All That Scratching" flips the phrase from Malcolm McLaren & The Supreme Team's "Buffalo Gals" to "All that scratching's makin me rich", and adds some jazz horn licks. "The Ablist", as in turntablist, is more abstract, using dissonant piano and Kool Keith samples. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a light crease.)

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SearchSearch I ... CD
Philly World/Boogie Times (France), 1981. Used ... $6.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Search I (with bonus tracks) ... CD 4.99

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SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. Used ... $4.99
Early 80s funky soul from Search – a tight little group with a wickedly sharp edge! The combo is led by Les Paul Roque, fresh from his stint with Kool & The Gang – and the vibe here is similar to that group, but with a smaller combo approach overall – lots of bass at the forefront, and some of those great jazzy licks over the top – the sort that really made Kool sparkle in the early 80s! This jazzy aspect really deepens the record nicely – giving it a more solid, sophisticated groove that's also got a touch of the energy that the best Capitol Records groups had at the time. Titles include the killer opener "Like The Way You Funk With Me", the P-Funk-ish "Peanut Butter & Jam", plus "Do You Love Me Still", "Missing You", "A Song For Carrie", and "Get Up Off Your Assets". CD features 2 bonus tracks – "I Like The Way You Funk With Me (12" mix)" and "Peanut Butter & Jam (single version)". CD
Also available Search I ... CD 6.99
 
 
 



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