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Well-chosen compilations, filled with great sounds -- often focused around an overlooked scene or style!


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P-Vine (Japan), Late 20s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s. Used
No description available. CD
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Rhino, 1970s. Used
Features work by James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, Kool & The Gang, Rufus, O'Jays, and others! CD
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World Psychedelic Classics, 1970s/Early 80s. Used
A funky psychedelic kaliedoscope of grooves from India – killer numbers from the 70s and into the early 80s – Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga, from the folks who put together the equally heavy Psych-Funk 101 and Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas compilations! Most of cuts here have a raw, fuzzed out ... CD
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Suss'd/Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
The greatest of Salsoul – remixed by the late Larry Levan, in a wonderful 2CD package that includes some of his best work for the label, and a few gems that have never been issued before! The set brings together a range of rare 12" singles handled by Levan in the late 70s and early 80s ... CD
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Invictus/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 14CD
One of the coolest collections of 70s soul we've ever seen – an amazingly complete compilation that features every single 45 issued by the team of Holland Dozier Holland on their three famous soul labels of the time – Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant! The set features a whopping ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of ... CD
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Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Loose & Juicy
Vanguard, 1997. Near Mint-
US promo only vinyl for a Vanguard compilation of funky tracks that was only released on CD. Cuts include "EVA" by Jean Jacques Perry, "You've Got to Do Your Best" by The Pazant Brothers, "A Gritty Nitty" by The Pazant Brothers, "You Follow Me" by James ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), 1970s. Near Mint- 2LP
16 tracks of sweet and smooth 70s soul – hand-picked with a freshness that should appeal to the modern hip hop fan as much as the older soul collector. The tracks on here aren't as beat or break-heavy as some of the material on other sample-driven collections we stock – but that's fine ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Divergo (Italy), 1990. Used
Produced to support A/Rivista Anarchica, the Italian pacifist/anarchist magazine. Includes track by Eugene Chadbourne, Andre Duchesne, Peeni Waali, David Moss, and more. CD
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BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A storming mix of R&B, early soul, and rare rockers – all hand-picked by the famous team of Keb Darge and Little Edith! We first knew Keb as an expert in raw funk over 20 years ago – back at a time when few DJs cared about the style – and you can definitely hear Keb's funk-tra ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Keb Darge continues that great step backward he's been taking in recent years – moving from his funk of the 60s and 70s to the much rawer sound of the generation before – served up in a host of rare singles filled with heavy drums, ripping guitar, and a frenzy of amazing vocals and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Demon (UK), 1980s. New Copy 5 CDs
100 tracks of prime 80s soul – served up in a compact package at a mighty nice price! The work here runs the gamut of 80s dancefloor modes – from late disco tracks to early house cuts, with plenty of other styles in between – and the range of artists is mostly mainstream, in a ... CD
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Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his selection here really highlights the more expansively ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1970s/2012. New Copy
DJ Mitsu takes on the legendary Black Jazz label from the 70s – and serves up a sublime mix of spiritual and funky jazz classics from some of the company's greatest records! Mitsu's one of the few cats we could trust with a project like this – and as with his Fender Rhodes mixes from a ... CD
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Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1970s/2012. New Copy
Gilles Peterson takes on the Black Jazz catalog – and the results are completely sublime! The set features Gilles P selecting and mixing his favorite cuts from the legendary label – and the package is a great reminder that, in the years before he dedicated himself more strongly to 21st ... CD
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CTI, 1970s. Used
A well-done collection of grooves from the legendary CTI Records – home to some of the most important jazz funk of the 70s! The set does a good job of getting past the familiar hits from the label, and moves into territory that showed the complexity of the grooves being laid down – a ... CD
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Nublu, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
Turkish psych, funk, and disco – plus cross-pollinated grooves created from all of the above! If you don't know the Turkish scene of the 70s, there's plenty here to love – a really wicked combination of Western modes and local elements – styles that echo out in some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... CD
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Jewel/Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of funky gospel we've ever heard – and a key look at the massive sounds of the legendary Jewel Records label! Jewel was home to some great funk, soul, and blues artists at the start of the 70s – and it's no surprise that the best sounds from those styles ... CD
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Trax, 1980s/1990s. Used CD & DVD
No description available. CD
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Rhino, 1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
LP...$22.99 24.98 (CD)
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 LPs
Great work from a label that was way out in the Cleveland scene of the 60s – but which bristles with some of the best energy of Detroit and Chicago at the time! The tiny imprint never cracked the big time, but not for lack of quality – as the cuts here have a sharp blend of deep soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy
A sweet range of classic soul, mixed with a few contemporary cuts as well – all with a great sort of modern soul glow overall! Most numbers here are gentle groovers – in a midtempo or two step mode, although a few get a bit more upbeat – and although the tracks were chosen by the ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A brilliant new set from Rob Bailey – the man who gave us all the five volumes of Le Beat Bespoke – returning here with a very fresh take on the mod groove of the 60s! These tracks are more soul and jazz than Rob's previous efforts – still very much in the best modes that were ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Secret Stash, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Don't think "disco", think "AOR" – as the tunes here are all sweet smooth tracks from the glory days of late 70s radio – done in a great style that mixes blue-eyed soul with lots of warm jazzy touches! A few of the names here are big ones, but lots are lesser-known ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Circle (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and ... CD
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Discotheque (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A funky mod party throughout – and a wicked package of grooves we would have never tracked down on our own! The folks at London's New Untouchables have selected 25 of their favorite fuzzed-out 60s numbers for this set – a genre-busting batch of tracks that swings together mod jazz, ... CD
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BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Really soulful sounds from a set of unlikely sources – American grooves from the late 70s that weren't necessarily recorded as soul records – but which really fit in well with the best work of the time! The music here is from a host of obscure indie records – some funk, some jazz ... CD
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TK/Shout (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A great look at the 12" single legacy of TK Records – and a set that goes way past the familiar album hits and chart singles from the label! There's some surprisingly unusual material here – either long mixes and rare takes of cuts by already-known TK artists – or some even ... CD
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Z Records (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2 CDs
A killer collection of Italo House tracks – maybe the best we've ever seen to really get at the heart of the genre! Disco never died in Italy during the 80s – as evidence by the number of dance compilations from the decade with a boot-shaped image on the front – and Italian DJs ... CD
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Circle (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning ... CD
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Discotheque (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A funky mod party throughout – and a wicked package of grooves we would have never tracked down on our own! The folks at London's New Untouchables have selected 18 of their favorite fuzzed-out 60s numbers for this set – a genre-busting batch of tracks that swings together mod jazz, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Underground mod, garage and otherwise raucously R&B-fueled singles from the late 60s – rugged, raw and fuzzy, though melodic and unstoppably danceable, no matter how freaky – and possibly the best yet in the Le Beat Bespoke series! The songs are almost all deeply obscure and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige/Universal (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Nicola Conte digs deep into the catalog of Prestige Records – and comes up with a host of spiritual and modal jazz tunes in the process! Conte's ears are always wonderful – not just on his own albums, or his work with Schema Records – but also when he's given material like this ... CD
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Motown/MoWest/Light In The Attic, Early 70s. New Copy
The first ever compilation of the best music made for MoWest – the eclectic, but still soulful cuts made when Berry Gordy Jr. relocated from Motown to the west coast in the early 70s – releasing cool and sometimes strange music with a soul background, yet toasted by LA sunshine! The ... CD
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BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really ... CD
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BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs
Funky female soul galore – a killer set of rare tunes that's one of the best sets of this type we've ever stocked! The SuperFunk crew at BGP have gone through the rich array of labels handled by the company – pulling out some massive tunes that really push our understanding of female ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Funky soul from Detroit – the second foray into the uber-rare and unreleased funk treasures recorded at Dave Hamilton's Motor City studio – and an even deeper look at what's turning out to be one of the greatest long-buried funk catalogs to come to light in recent years! The collection ... CD
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4LPs
The best look at Chicago's legendary Twinight label that we've ever seen – a massive set that goes way past the obvious hits, and really digs into the heart and soul of this unique little record company! Twinight is best known as the home of Syl Johnson during his legendary run of funky soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
Killer soul from the Forte label of Kansas City – a tiny imprint, but a really great one too – and a company with an especially strong ear for the funkier side of the spectrum! This Numero set really gets back to the greatness that first made us fall in love with their collections in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Righteousness
Blue Note (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The headier sound of Blue Note Records – served up in a batch of tracks that focus on that late 60s period when the label started to open up into a much more righteous groove! The styles here are very much in step with the most progressive cultural movements in the US at the time – and ... CD
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Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Damn funky gospel soul – the sort you'd hardly expect from spiritual folks like these, but which flourished strongly alongside more standard church-related work in the 70s! The package is a stunning follow up to Numero's first Good God volume – and really digs even deeper than that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Wavy Gravy
Beware (UK), 1960s. Near Mint-
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Updated July 23, 2014


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