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


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Philadelphia International/Passion (UK), 1999. Near Mint- 2LP
Soulful Philly! Wait, we know what you're thinking: "But I already have a compilation of the Best Of Philadelphia International." Forget about that! This one's a gem, and since it's compiled by the trainspotting mellow soul experts at Passion/Expansion, it's bound to have a bunch of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Susu (UK), 2005. Very Good+ 3LP
A heady triple-pack of grooves – one that features three different mixes from three of the world's greatest DJs! First up is Dimitri From Paris on disc 1 – stepping out here with a sublime blend of older disco and newer club – one that really supports his soulful take on the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Twisted Nerve (UK), 1990s/2000s. Used
A brilliant encapsulation of the modern psyche, freak folk, tripped out indie pop, and all around uncategorizable grooves of the Twisted Nerve label – a 10th anniversary celebration – doubling as both a label retrospective and a fantastic, riveting mix set by DJ Andy Votel! This ... CD
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Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy
Wonderful work from the Soul Togetherness team – a collection that links together their love of vintage soul with the warmer sounds of the contemporary underground! This time around, most cuts are relatively recent, but often have a feel that takes us back to the modern soul years of the ... CD
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Expansion (UK), 2014. New Copy 2LP
Wonderful work from the Soul Togetherness team – a collection that links together their love of vintage soul with the warmer sounds of the contemporary underground! This time around, most cuts are relatively recent, but often have a feel that takes us back to the modern soul years of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... 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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Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive ... CD
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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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Verve Remixed 4
Verve, 2008. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold
The Verve vaults are open again – and as with other Remixed sets, they've let in a host of hip talents to change up their classics! This time around, the results seem even better than before – thanks partly to a very strong array of mixers, including some of our own personal funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Luv N' Haight, 1970s/1980s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
A celebration of 20 years of Groove Merchant, the haven for disco, funk & soul records on Haight St, in San Francisco – also the birthplace of Luv N' Haight & Ubiquity Records! As an anniversary compilation, it's would be appropriate for Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity to make sure that this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s. Near Mint-
The last of the legendary original run of Ultimate Breaks & Beats – and a volume that really showed the sound of New York opening up at the time! Some tracks on the set are longer than usual, and break from the straighter break-focused mode with freer and jazzier changes that point ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Even into its 20s, the Ultimate Breaks series is still going strong – serving up a bunch of must-have funk tracks that not only form the blueprint for hip hop in the 80s, but which also stand nicely on their own! The selection is very hard and chunky on this one – lots of tracks that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good
Burning breaks and beats like a whole car end-to-end, which is what's depicted on the cover of the 14th volume of this classic compilation piece. Stanley Turrentine's "Sister Sanctified" is the only edited track on this set, which also includes JJ Johnson's "Willie Chase" from ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Lordy! This one's one of the rarest of the classic Ultimate Breaks & Beats series – the quickly-deleted volumes 7 and 8, both of which never saw print into the 90s. This one's a real killer – filled with great tracks that include "Give It Up Or Turn It Loose", "Let's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Twentieth volume in this long running classic series of comps, one that we know will never go out of style, not just because the tracks are an incredible collection of funky originals and break laden numbers, but because they've inspired kids from Munich to Montana to hit the wheels of steel! This ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Will the breaks and beats never cease? We hope not, and if this volume about two thirds of the way through the series is any sign, they're not letting up one bit! This one's got the intyerplanetary b-boy on the cover and features the Commodores "The Assembly Line", Johnny Jenkins "I ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strut (UK), 1980s. Used 2CDs
Dancefloor treasures from Factory Records – avant disco classics and underground club tunes from the earlier year of the legendary label – compiled by Strut! Peter Saville of DJHistory.com assembled this great collection of 12-inch classics – with great tracks by Section 25, A ... CD
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BBE (UK), 1998. Used
Excellent 2nd volume in this great series from BBE! 15 killer tracks of rare 70's soul and funk, with a special focus on tracks that have been used for hip hop samples, and those that have a nice moody mellow jazzy tip. Just about every cut's a winner, and the whole thing's a perfect blend of ... CD
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Blue Note, 1991. Used
First great volume in this series that focuses on the brilliant organ players in the Blue Note catalog, with a mix of grooves that ranges from hard funky playing to more complicated Coltrane-esque lines. Tracks include "Plaza De Toros" by Larry Young, "Brown Sugar" by Freddie ... CD
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Stax/Soul Temple, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP
The funkiest side of Stax Records – a treasure trove of funky nuggets, all hand-picked by RZA! As the title implies, these are some of the grooves that became the building blocks of the Wu-Tang sound – but even without that pedigree, these tracks are more than great enough on their own ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Killer funky stuff! Dean Rudland put together this tasty set of lost funk tracks from the many labels currently making up the BGP/Ace catalog – and the groove runs through 15 tracks of hard heavy soul, fuzzy funky instrumentals, and slammin groovy grooves. A few tracks on the set might be ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly ... CD
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World Psychedelic Classics, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A massive collection of soulful groovers – tunes that packed the dancefloors in the days before disco, and which definitely show the harder edge of the soul spectrum! The set starts off with mid-60s tunes based around a simple rhythm and a quirky dance gimmick – then branches out into ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
Disco Ladies, and some deeper soul too – a very cool collection of cuts that all feature female singers in the lead, supported by a great range of club sounds from the 70s and 80s! As with other entries in the Disco Discharge series, the grooves here really go past the obvious – and ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
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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Finders Keepers (UK), 1970s. Used
Wonderfully wild music from the under-tapped Welsh scene of the 70s – a hotbed of some of the most amazing music we've ever heard, even though much of it was only ever issued on very tiny labels! This second volume of Welsh Rare Beat almost outdoes the brilliance of the first – and it ... CD
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Harmless (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 5CD
The title sounds like some schlocky 80s thriller, but the set's a massive collection of tracks from some of the greatest years of house music – that late 80s explosion of the acid scene in Chicago, which really led to the global circulation of house sounds at so many different levels! This ... CD
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Numero, Early 70s. Used
An incredible peek into a near-lost chapter of Chicago soul – the tiny Bandit label, home to The Majestic Arrows, one of the greatest indie harmony groups of the midwest in the 70s – plus a few other excellent soul artists! As with the other Eccentric Soul volume from Numero, this one ... CD
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Luv N' Haight, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 6LP
A stunning set of funky club tracks from Sheridan House Records – a later effort from Cali maestro Kent Harris – who'd previously given us some excellent soul singles in the 60s and 70s! The style here is less disco than it is an update of Harris' earlier soul music approach – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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All Platinum/Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Funk, soul, and plenty more too – a massive batch of work from the legendary All Platinum label – the pre-hip hop chapter of the Sugar Hill Records scene! The work here nicely runs the gamut – as the set features lots of the great funk you'd find on All Platinum 45s, mixed with ... CD
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
A wonderful set of rare club grooves – maybe the best volume so far in the Under The Influence series – put together by DJ Nick The Record! They call him Nick The Record for a good reason – as he doesn't just know the music, he knows how to make it move, too – especially on ... CD
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World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fania, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
A searing compilation of NYC Latin grooves from the golden age of the 70s – some of the best raw, percussive greatness from the Fania label proper – plus the Tico, Alegre, Cotique, Inca and other subsidiaries – 30 tracks on 2CDs! The set does a terrific job of blending the far-rea ... CD
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Fania, 1970s. New Copy
A very different side of the sound of Fania Records – tracks that draw heavily from the club and disco rhythms of the New York scene of the 70s, but serve up the music with a sweet little Latin twist! The set really illustrates the evolution of Latin Soul from the 60s – showing a ... CD
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Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk with a Latin groove – a wonderful mixing of modes that's completely fresh and unique! The set follows nicely off other El Barrio explorations of late 60s Latin Soul, and traces the groove that emerged in its wake – a blending of hipper funky styles in the 70s with some of ... CD
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Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Classic Latin, beautifully remixed – as a host of Fania Records gems are given a fresh twist by Louie Vega, Joe Claussell, Gilles Peterson, and others! The package is way more than you might expect – not clunky remixes of Latin styles, but some beautiful numbers that really expand the ... CD
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Fania, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
Remixes and original versions of purely classic Fania! Disc one is cool collection of benchark Latin remixed – contemporary takes on the Fania Records grooves of the 60s and 70s – all done in a very groovy way! The tracks are quite respectful of the original tunes – no surprise, ... CD
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Fania, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
One of the hippest reissues to come from the newly-invigorated Fania Records – a brilliant exploration of the sound of Latin Soul that broke hard in the New York scene at the end of the 60s! The package is equally heavy on the "soul" as it is on the "Latin" – so ... 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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Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold
A second set of grooves from the Seattle scene – and a much-needed follow-up to the first Wheedles Groove compilation! This set picks up where the last one left off – still digging the funk and soul of the 70s, but also following the scene into clubby territory, modern soul, and boogie ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Soundtrack funk doesn't get any better than this – thanks to a head-expanding of tracks from the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – served up with the usual ear for a great cut by the folks at Easy Tempo! The groove here is far from the "easy" you might expect – and ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet little set that definitely aims to stake out its own little territory – with a groove that lives up surprisingly well to the title! The music here is way funkier than you might expect – and comes from a time when many popular singers were working in studios staffed by cats who ... CD
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Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Tripped out psychedelia from the Italian cinema scene – great stuff from the late 60s through mid 70s – filled with percussion heavy mod rhythms, loads of leftfield oddball flourishes, and pulpy grooves galore! This set was compiled by Carlo Bagnolo and Claudio Fuiano who do a terrific ... CD
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Partners In Crime (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
A great mix of jazz, bossa, and other European grooves from the 60s and 70s – a smashing compilation of rare tracks, very much like others in this series! There's not much of a structure to the collection, but the cuts are all mighty nice – a really well-selected batch of numbers that ... CD
 
Updated October 01, 2014


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