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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. Very Good+ (pic cover).... $9.99
Single from DJ Chuck Chillout's "Masters of the Rhythm" LP with vocals by Kool Chip. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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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 GangBallads ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/1980s. Used .... $4.99
Sure, they're a funk act – but Kool & The Gang also have a great way with a ballad, too – and as the 80s moved on, the laidback mode worked just as great for the group as their groovers! This mellow set features a dozen Kool & The Gang ballads – some gentle love songs that still seem to hold onto the compression we love in their funk – yet turn the energy towards different ends, often without being overly commercial. Tracks include "Strong", "Think It Over", "Jones Vs Jones", "September Love", "No Show", "Cherish", "Broadway", "Too Hot", "Just Friends", and "Special Way". CD

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Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good- .... $19.99
This one's called a "best of", but it's really one of the group's first albums, and it pulls together a host of great early tracks, some of which were only ever on singles! The record's got a shiny gold cover, and it's rare as hen's teeth! Titles include "The Penguin", "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "The Gang's Back Again", "Funky Man", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Pneumonia", and "Kool It (Here Comes The Fuzz)". Great stuff, and a rare piece of their early puzzle! LP, Vinyl record album
(In the non-metallic cover, which has some wear and splash stains.)

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Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang ... LP
Re-Lite, Early 90s. Near Mint- .... $9.99
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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 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 ... LP
De-Lite, 1977. Very Good .... $3.99
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 "Free", "Slick Superchick", "Just Be True", "Mighty Mighty High", "Oasis", "The Force" and "Life's A Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has ring & edge wear.)

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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- .... $2.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp, light creases, and WGN marker on back.)

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New Kool & The GangIn The Heart ... LP
De-Lite, 1983. Very Good+ .... $1.99
LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, 1970. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
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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Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Greatest Hits! ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good .... $2.99
Nice compilation of some of Kool & The Gang's best early funk tracks for De-Lite. The record's got lots of nice groovers, including "Soul Vibrations", "Music is the Message", "Rated X", "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swinging", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", and more funky stuff! Not to be confused with the similarly titled album that has a gold cover, from a few years earlier, which was actually just the group's first album, and sort of a collection of pre-LP singles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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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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New 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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New 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. Near Mint- Gatefold .... $13.99
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.)

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Kool & The GangVery Best Of Kool & The Gang ... CD
Mercury, 1970s/1980s. Used .... $5.99
CD

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New Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... LP
De-Lite, 1973. Very Good .... $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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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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
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 Rap4, 5, 6 ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1995. Near Mint- 2LP .... $24.99
Nice mid 90s work from the legendary Kool G Rapp! 4,5,6 was first of a string of comebacks for the man from QB with the crisp lisp – and a strong slice of mid 90s hip hop. Beats by Buckwild, Dr Butcher, T Ray and Naughty Shorts. There's a nice duet with Nas on "Fast Life", also includes "4, 5, 6", "It's A Shame", "Take 'Em To War", "Executioner Style", "For Da Brothaz", "Blowin Up In The World", "Ghetto Knows", "It's A Shame (Da Butcher's mix)", and "Money On My Brain". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves. Cover has a cut corner.)

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Kool G RapFoul Cats (radio, inst, album, acapella) ... 12-inch
Illstreet/Down Low, 1998. Near Mint- .... $3.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a plain white sleeve.)

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Kool G RapGully (orig, clean, inst)/Breaka Breaka (orig, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Blaze The World, 2003. Near Mint- .... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool G RapStreets (dirty, inst, radio) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2001. Very Good+ .... $0.99
Produced by Buckwild. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy.)

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Kool G Rap & MOP/Beanie SigelLegendary Street Team (radio, street, inst, rmx radio)/Get That Dough (radio, street, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2000. Near Mint- .... $1.99
From Lyricist Lounge 2. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloLive & Let Die ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1992. Near Mint- .... $28.99
The east coast crime life epic from Kool G Rap & DJ Polo – hard hitting headnodding production from Sir Jinx, Kool G Rap & Trakmasterz – and riveting, violent wordplay from Kool G Rap! Live And Let Die isn't as well remembered as a handful of the other violent storytelling classics of the era – but this thing sounds pretty tight all these years later, and it's a clear precursor to some legendary material to come! Includes "#1 With A Bullet", "Go For Your Guns", "Nuff Said", "Edge of Sanity", "Home Sweet Home", and "Two To The Head", featuring Ice Cube, Scarface, & Bushwick Bill, and the classic "On the Run". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner and a partially unglued top seam.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRated XXX ... LP
Cold Chillin, Mid 80s/Mid 90s. Sealed 2LP .... $11.99
Double LP with six new songs recorded in 1996 plus another six "greatest hits" including "Rikers Island", "I'm Fly (original version)", "Talk Like Sex", "F*&@ U Man", "Rhyme Tyme" LP, Vinyl record album

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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 9.99

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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 .... $9.99 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 KeithDrugs (full mix, inst, acapella)/Jealous (full mix, inst) ... 12-inch
Overcore/TVT, 2001. Near Mint- .... $3.99
Two tracks off the Spankmaster LP. "Drugs" finds Keith in classic form, rapping about abusing drugs with soul legends including The Four Tops, Ike & Tina, Richard Pryor, and many others. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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Kool KeithMatthew ... LP
Funky Ass, 2000. Near Mint- 2LP .... $21.99
Tracks include "F-U M.F.", "27 Shots", "Operation Extortion", "Baddest MC", "I Don't Believe You", "Lived In The Projects", "Keith N Bumpy", "Shoes N Suits", "Back Stage Passes", "Mad Man Departure", and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool KeithPlastic World (video version, tv track)/Get Off My Elevator (voc, tv track) ... 12-inch
Funky Ass, 1997. Near Mint- .... $6.99
A-side is from the "Sex Style" LP and "Get Off My Elevator" is a non-lp b-side with a similar feel that finds Kool Keith having intruders kicked out of his building?! 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool KyleIt's Rockin Time (Rock Rockin Time) (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Enjoy, 1981. Very Good+ .... $4.99
Produced by Pumpkin. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Enjoy sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $1.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool Moe DeeKnowledge Is King ... LP
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- .... $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
(Includes the lyric sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee ... LP
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- .... $4.99
His first solo LP. 9 tracks in all, including "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is" and "Rock Steady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch & an explicit lyrics sticker.)

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Kool Moe DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- .... $0.99
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 DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $0.99
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
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Olympic RunnersKeep It Up/Kool Gent ... 12-inch
London, 1977. Very Good .... $2.99
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 Poppa Bear Kool Breez & Baby WiseNow Ya Know!!! ... CD
THG, 1993. Used .... $3.99
Includes "Now Ya Know", "Alright", "Can't Beat That", "Talk Bad", "Permanent", "Creation", "One Mo Time" and "Ya Better Stop". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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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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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 GangAs One ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Kool & The GangGood Times ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Often overlooked amidst the bigger early albums by Kool & The Gang – but a totally solid record of funky stuff that's right up there with their best work! The band is super-tight at this point, grooving along in a hard drum, heavy bass, wah wah guitar frenzy – and even the vocals are great by this point, with that good mix of funky soul and humor that made the band so much more entertaining than some of their contemporaries. Tracks include the spacey "Wild Is Love", the super-dope "Rated X" and "North East South West", the mellow jazz number "I Remember John W Coltrane", and the cuts "Good Times", "Country Times", and "Making Merry Music". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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New Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy .... 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". 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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New Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... CD
Mercury, 1974. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – sound a bit too much like the hits from earlier albums, but are still pretty nice. But it's the synth heavy cuts – like "Whiting H&G", and the landmark "Summer Madness" – which really open up the record. They're great stuff, and have the group moving into a spacey otherworldly funk realm that had been opened up a few years earlier by Earth Wind & Fire. The long-lasting potential of "Summer Madness" proves that the move was a great one – and we're always stunned at how fantastic the track still sounds today! CD

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New Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP
De-Lite, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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New Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily 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. 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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New Kool & The GangMisled (remix, 7" version) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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New Kool & The GangUniversal Sound/Ancestral Ceremony ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1975. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A strong jazz cut from their live LP. Good groove and a sax solo. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Kool Moe DeeDo You Know What Time It Is? (lp, 12" remix, inst)/I’m Kool Moe Dee (lp, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Kool Moe DeeHow Ya Like Me Now ... LP
Jive, 1987. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has a bit of light wear, and a cutout notch.)

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New DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool ChipGimme Minze(voc, inst)/No Holding Back(voc, inst)/The Mic I Grip (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1990. Used (pic cover).... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a promo stamp and an old price sticker.)

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New DJ Polo & Kool G RapRikers Island (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1987. Used .... Out Of Stock
Early Marley Marl produced Kool G Rap single, the follow up to "It's A Demo", where they got the names screwed up on the labels, though they probably thought they were handling it the right way then. A nice raw track that never made it on to an LP, with Marley's spare drum machine & scratches approach to production and G Rap's tough QB rhymes filling out the cut nicely. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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New Fly Guy Kool KimYa Gotta Know (voc, inst, dolo)/Skills R Amazing ... 12-inch
Broken, 1997. Used .... Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered sleeve.)

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New Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. New Copy .... 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". CD
Also available Wild & Peaceful ... LP 9.99

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New Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money (extended rmx, voc, inst, 7 inch edit) ... 12-inch
Jive/BMG, 1989. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Promo in a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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New Orchestra KoolKool Heat ... LP
Fonseca/Andale, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue).... Out Of Stock
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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New Sonic YouthKool Thing (lp, 8 track demo version)/That's All I Know (Right Now) ... 12-inch
DGC, 1990. Used (pic cover).... Out Of Stock
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(Promo.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... CD
De-Lite/P&C, 1970. New Copy .... 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". 2012 remaster – with much better sound than the 90s CD version. CD
Also available Kool & The Gang ... LP 9.99

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New Jay KoolDrunk High & Sober ... CD
Scratch Paper, 2006. Used .... Out Of Stock
CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kool & The GangEverybody's Dancin'/You Deserve A Break Today/Big Chief Funkum ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1978. Used (pic cover).... Out Of Stock
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New Kool & The GangSomething Special ... LP
De-Lite, 1981. Used .... Out Of Stock
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Missing lyric sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
Also available Something Special (with bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

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New Kool KeithLove & Danger ... LP
Junkadelic Music, 2013. New Copy 2LP .... Out Of Stock
Kool Keith as Kool Keith, rather than one of his more elaborate personas – featuring production by DJ Junkaz Lou and appearances by Big Sche Eastwood (who has a contemporaneous full length collabo with KK, too) Keith Murray, The IMO and Megabone. Titles include "You Love That', "Cow-Boy Howdy" feat Mr. Sche, "New York", "Vacation Spot", "Extra Thoughts" with The IMO, "Something Special", "Lovin' Me", "I Never Hurt You", "The Game Is Free" feat Megabone, "Impressions" with Keith Murray and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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New Kool Keith & Big Sche EastwoodMagnetic Pimp Force Field ... CD
Modulor, 2013. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Legendary hip hop eccentric and pioneer of multi-personality hip hop Kool Keith teams up with producer Mr Sche! The pairing works out well, thank you very much – with Keith delivering his trademark sci fi and sex obsessed rhymes as tightly as he has in years – and Sche's southern hip hop production finesse finding pretty solid footing underneath KK's outer space style. Guests include Dolla Bill, Psycholistic, Jozzy, Pimpminista and Metropolis. Includes "Thunder Cats (Jet Packs), "Ride & Mug", "Ewokie Galaxy Swag", "Jedi Supreme", "Skreet Smart" feat Dollar Bill & Psycolistic, "Death Star Pimp Mobile", "Plottin'" feat Jozzy, "Watch The Trone", "Dark Vador Light Sabor" "Magnetic Pimp Force Field" and more. CD
 
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New 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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Albert CollinsTruckin With Albert Collins (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Blue Thumb/Friday Music, 1969. New Copy Gatefold (reissue).... $24.99 26.98
Great early work from Albert Collins – the kind of mean, lean music that Collins specialized in before his later years of cliche – served up here in a style that's almost more funk than blues overall! The tracks are all instrumentals, with lots of raw guitar and soulful saxophone – coming across with a rootsy feel that's much more in the mode of work on a soul-based indie than you'd expect from the usual slicker sides on Blue Thumb – hardly smooth LA, and instead almost a funky 45 vibe overall! The titles give a good example of the stripped-down sound of the tunes – and they include "Kool Aide", "Thaw Out", "Hot N Cold", "Frosty", "Tremble", and "Icy Blue". LP, Vinyl record album

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Con Funk ShunFever ... CD
Mercury/Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1981. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". CD

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99 12.98
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation groove – especially as the album's basslines are all laid out in a hard-stepping groove, and topped off by plenty of wicked guitar work. Most cuts have vocals, and the lyrics have a Fatback-like love of the catchy chorus and funk-heavy theme. The album's worth it alone for the excellent cut "Tecalli" – a stretched out mellow instrumental with some great Kool & The Gang-esque floating trumpet over the top – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "At The Fair", "Dedicated Man", "Jazzman", "Magic Ride", "Short Cut", and "Flies Over Watermelon". LP, Vinyl record album

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy .... $14.99
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 18.99

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
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 14.99

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Dr DooomDr Dooom 2 ... CD
Threshold, 2008. New Copy .... $9.99 14.98
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

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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 .... $18.99 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 ... CD 9.99
East Of Underground/Soap (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 18.99

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New Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good .... $3.99
One of the funkiest records ever from Maynard Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". LP, Vinyl record album
(Spine has spot of tape & a small rip. Back cover has a promo stamp.)

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Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue).... $18.99
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

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Funk IncHangin' Out ... LP
Prestige, 1972. Very Good .... $24.99
No hangin out here – because these guys are tighter than ever, and right on the money from the very first note of the set! A snapping drum break opens up the album – followed by a wickedly stepping bassline, a rolling conga part, and a vamping dance between Hammond and tenor sax – all to set the scene for a batch of grooves that's easily one of the finest ever from this Indy combo! The album's got a sharpness and tightness that balances beautifully between funky jazz and instrumental soul – a territory that's a bit like Kool & The Gang at times, but which has a much more jazz-based approach on the solos. The big cuts include "Smokin' At Tiffany's" and "Dirty Red" – and other tracks include a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love", plus "We Can Be Friends", "I Can See Clearly Now", and "I'll Be Around". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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FusionTop Soul ... CD
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy .... $12.99
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". CD

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Marley MarlSymphony (rmx, radio, Marley's Symphony Scratch)/Wack Itt (extended) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1988. Very Good .... $11.99
The classic Juice Crew posse cut with Master Ace, Big Daddy Kane, Craig G and Kool G Rap, all at the height of their careers! Original pressing, too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Cold Chillin sleeve.)

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Marley MarlSymphony Pt II (crispy, original, DJ delight, inst, extra crispy) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1991. Very Good- (pic cover).... $1.99
With Master Ace, Craig G, Big Daddy Kane, Kool G Rap, and Little Daddy Shane. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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MomentsMoments Greatest Hits (Stang 1004 – portrait cover) ... LP
Stang, Early 70s. Very Good .... $6.99
Although billed as a "greatest hits", this record was less a collection of album-worn filler, than an essential early set that brought together some of the singles that had given the Moments unexpected fame in the early 70s. The album ranks as one of their first full ones for Stang – and this early use of "greatest hits" packaging is something that was often done for groups that had scored big with indie singles (and one of Kool & The Gang's early albums, the gold-covered Greatest Hits, is strong proof of that.) There's a total of 10 tracks, and they're all tasty harmony soul numbers like "Sunday", "Not On the Outside", "I'm So Lost", "Where", and "Love On A Two-Way Street". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear, splitting on the bottom seam, a small split on the top seam, and some pen.)

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Nu SoundsCondition Red (ext, inst, LP, dub) ... 12-inch
Uni, 1988. Very Good+ .... $0.49
From the Jazzy Jay "Chillin' In The Studio" LP, with an MC that sounds a lot like Kool Moe Dee. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickerd Strong City sleeve.)

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Olympic RunnersDon't Let Up ... LP
London, 1976. Very Good- .... $2.99
One of the better records by this British funk ensemble from the 70s – with a sound that's tight and choppy, in the mode of early Average White Band, and with a very similar appeal. Lots of fast guitar work in a catchy groove – with rolling drums and bass underneath. Tasty funk cuts include "Party Time Is Here To Stay", "In The Can", "Out Of the Ground", "Paca Paco Wa Wa", and "The Kool Gent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Prince PaulPrince Among Thieves ... CD
Tommy Boy, 1999. Used .... $3.99
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. CD

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SearchSearch I ... CD
Philly World/Boogie Times (France), 1981. Used .... $8.99
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 6.99

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SearchSearch I (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Philly World/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy .... $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 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 8.99

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ShanteStraight Razor (LP, clean LP, acapella, underground freestyle, Large Professor rmx, clean rmx, inst)/Deadly Rhymes ... 12-inch
Livin Large, 1992. Near Mint- .... $6.99
"Deadly Rhymes" features Kool G Rap and production by Large Professor. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Livin Large sleeve.)

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Sir MenelikSpace Cadillac (rmx, rmx inst)/Game Time (voc, inst)/Terrorworks (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 1999. Near Mint- .... $1.99
Remix of "Space Cadillac" with Kool Keith featuring an odd combination of standard breakbeat beats and knob-twiddling sound effects. Plus two more abstract tracks not on the original 12" – "Terrorworks" producted by DJ Spinna and "Game Time" produced by El-P. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a grey sleeve.)

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Substance Abuse/NebzNight On The Town (voc, clean, inst)/Dirty Laundry (voc, clean, inst) ... 12-inch
Drive By Pimp Slap, 2006. Near Mint- .... $0.99
Featuring Kool Keith. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy .... $24.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel overall – one that mixes snapping rhythms with Billy's slightly raspy vocals – all in a groove that's somewhat unique, and which is almost a hybrid of southern soul modes and some of the indie styles bubbling out of the New York scene in the early 70s. Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach, who definitely helps the group groove – and a young Marcus Belgrave is actually in the group on Trumpet! Titles include the classic "Super Duper Love (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Treat Me Like You Don't Know Me", "Love Bug", "Sugar Pie", "Too Much Too Soon", and "Believe In Me". CD also features a great bonus track – the single-only "Freak & You Shall Find", presented in the long version! CD
Also available Super Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD 29.99

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love (Japanese paper sleeve edition – with bonus track) ... CD
Fast Track/P-Vine (Japan), 1975. New Copy Gatefold .... $29.99
A classic indie cooker from Sugar Billy – a bit funky, a bit clubby – and a really great batch of grooves done in a pre-disco mode! The tracks are all pretty darn upbeat – somewhat warmer than the funk of Fatback or Kool & The Gang, but still with a nicely rough-edged feel overall – one that mixes snapping rhythms with Billy's slightly raspy vocals – all in a groove that's somewhat unique, and which is almost a hybrid of southern soul modes and some of the indie styles bubbling out of the New York scene in the early 70s. Arrangements are by Jimmy Roach, who definitely helps the group groove – and a young Marcus Belgrave is actually in the group on Trumpet! Titles include the classic "Super Duper Love (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Treat Me Like You Don't Know Me", "Love Bug", "Sugar Pie", "Too Much Too Soon", and "Believe In Me". CD also features a great bonus track – the single-only "Freak & You Shall Find", presented in the long version! CD
Also available Super Duper Love ... CD 24.99

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Treacherous ThreeAt The Party (voc)/Party (inst) ... 12-inch
Enjoy, 1980. Very Good- .... $3.99
Exactly what the title leads you to believe – a massive party rocking number built up over a squelchy, synthy Robinson family rendition of the "Daisy Lady" break, with Kool Moe Dee, Special K and LA Sunshine tearing it up in their Treacherous old school sing song rap style! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Enjoy sleeve, which has some wear and a small rip at the opening. Vinyl on vocal mix has a mark that clicks a bit.)

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New Treacherous ThreeTreacherous Three ... LP
Sugar Hill, 1984. Very Good- .... $12.99
Aaahh, back in the day. . .well not quite as far back as we might like, as the Treacherous Three's Enjoy material really takes us back – but this Sugarhill LP, cut just after that, has that great mid 80s block party vibe. The Sugarhill house band reworks some of the more popular R&B hits of the day (like the Dazz Band's "Let It Whip") for Kool Moe Dee, Special K & LA Sunshine to get busy over. A nice piece of history for all you young 'uns out there. 6 cuts in all, including "Whip It", "Yes We Can Can", "Action", "Get Up", "Turning You On", and "Turn It Up". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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New Ultramagnetic MCsFour Horsemen ... CD
Wild Pitch, 1993. Used .... $9.99
The last of the classic from the initial years of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The lyrics are still in the abstract style the Ultramags are famous for, but this time they're a little less manic – despite Kool Keith dropping his trademark madness. Ced Gee's production is still up to par to say the least – this one still sounds great! Tracks include "Two Brothers With Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)", "One, Two, One Two", "We Are The Horsemen", "Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day" (about Negro League baseball), "Adventures of Herman's Lust", and "Delta Force II." 14 tracks in all. CD
(Out of print original pressing.)

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Ultramagnetic MCsFour Horsemen ... LP
Wild Pitch, 1993. Near Mint- .... $34.99
Holy cow! This is an original pressing of the last LP by the Ultramagnetics – on single vinyl, in a plain black sleeve with a sticker on the front. The last of the classic from the initial years of the Ultramagnetic MCs. The lyrics are still in the abstract style the Ultramags are famous for, but this time they're a little less manic – despite Kool Keith dropping his trademark madness. Ced Gee's production is still up to par to say the least – this one still sounds great! Tracks include "Two Brothers With Checks (San Francisco, Harvey)", "One, Two, One Two", "We Are The Horsemen", "Saga Of Dandy, The Devil & Day" (about Negro League baseball), "Adventures of Herman's Lust", and "Delta Force II." 14 tracks in all. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing in a stickered sleeve.)

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New Wax PoeticsIssue #58 – Spring 2014 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2014. New Copy .... $10.99 11.98
Cee Lo Green's on the cover of Wax Poetics this time around, and Action Bronson is on the flip – part of the issue's "real talk" feature with artists! The issue also has articles on older soul legends Swamp Dogg, Freda Payne, Ronald Isley, Brian Jackson, Thom Bell, and Millie Jackson – plus a story on Kool G Rap as well – all laid out in the glorious full-color, well-done style we've come to expect from this groundbreaking publication. Lots of other small features, too! Magazine

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Various2 Nasty 4 Radio ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1989. Used .... $4.99
11 tracks: Roxanne Shante "Brothers Ain't Sh#t", Big Daddy Kane "Big Daddy Vs Dolemite" and "Pimpin' Ain't Easy", Kool G Rap & DJ Polo "Talk Like Sex", Ice T "Girls LGBNAF" and "Freedom Of Speech", Grand Daddy IU "Girl In The Mall", Biz Markie "A Thing Named Kim", Everlast "F*ck Everyone", Genius "Superfreak" and MC Shan " I Ran The Game". CD

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VariousDiggin' P-Vine – Planet Funk Mixed By DJ Muro ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2013. New Copy .... $28.99
DJ Muro normally mixes it up with classic funk and soul – but this time around, he's turned his mighty talents to a host of contemporary tracks from the deep funk underground – work from labels like Timmion, Record Kicks, and other hip indies – woven together here in a totally great blend of heavy drums and raw funky instrumentation! The tracks are all great on their own – but Muro's work really shows us what the right sort of DJ can do with the material – lining up the best breaks and tightest riffs – to come up with a stunning tapestry of sound that's even better than the sum of its funky parts! Tracks include "Soul Investigators Theme" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Kool & The Gang" by Speedometer, "Truck Turner" by Undercover Express, "Purification (parts 1 & 2)" by Funkshone, "Pambiche" by New Cool Collective, "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" by Nick Pride & The Pimptones, "The Ghetto There's No Way Out" by The Soul Immigrants, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Stompin Joe" by Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, and "Break The Fast" by Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds. 24 tracks – and 70 minutes of music! CD

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VariousLost Hip Hop Instrumentals Volume Two ... LP
Lost Hip Hop Instrumentals, 1997. Near Mint- .... $6.99
Collection of instrumental loops from 10 classic hip hop tracks from around 1988-1993. And they're dj friendly enough to list the BPM for each track. Includes instrumental loops from Beatnuts "No Equal", Jeru "Static", BDP "Black Cop", Public Enemy "Louder Than A Bomb", Tribe Called Quest "Push It Along", Kool G Rap "Road to the Riches", Ultramagnetic MC's "Funky", Double XX Posse "Not Gonna Be Able To Do It?", Jungle Brothers "J Beez Comin Through", ? "Makin Moves". Note: These are instrumental loops without vocals, each about 3-4 minutes long. LP, Vinyl record album

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New VariousSaturday Night Disco ... LP
De-Lite, 1978. Very Good+ .... $1.99
A collection of disco or disco-ish groovers from the legendary De-Lite label – including "Dancin", "Dreaming A Dream", "Foxy Lady", and "Every Beat Of My Heart", all by Crown Heights Affair, plus "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang and "Melodies" by Made In USA. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a promo stamp & a bumped corner.)

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VariousShake-A-Leg ... LP
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1970s/2000s. New Copy .... $12.99
A funky & far reaching compilation on Perfect Toy! Shake-A-Leg features Afro Beat, jazz funk, funky hip hop and raw soul – compiled by Tobias Kirmayer and Jerker Kluge – highlighting the kinds of grooves they spin at their monthly club nights in Munich! It has a timeless feel, thanks in no small part to the duos penchant for selecting numbers that stretch as far back to the 70s roots, as well as some of best tracks from the diverse contemporary funk underground. Includes hip hop funk from Othello & DJ Vajra and Breakestra feat Chali 2na, Soup, Double K & Mixmaster Wolf, classic jazz funk era heroes Grant Green, Joe Thomas and Eddie Jefferson, modern Afro Funk from Ikebe Shakedown, Latin Beat from Cesar's Salad and much more! Titles include "Family Rap" by Breakestra, Chali 2na & others, Grant Green's cover of Kool & The Gang's "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "You Can Bet Your Swet Bippy" by The Joe Thomas Group, ""Outlines Part 3" by Ernst Arno, "Hard Steppin" by Ikebe Shakedown, "Yenyere" by Cesar's Salad" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
 
 
 



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