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


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Motor/Tempo (Germany), Late 60s. Used
A fab fab collection of easy tunes from the 60s! Most of this material's pulled from some of our favorite easy labels now owned by Polygram – like Verve and A&M – and the selection of tunes is a lot hipper than the usual easy listening comps that we get stateside. Sure, you'll ... CD
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Big Cheese (France), 1970s/1997. Sealed
We loooooved the first volume of the Smoocher compilation, but never thought there'd be another. Now, out of the blue, drops this massive second volume, with 12 excellent tracks of rare 70's soul – all of them very hard to find in the original, and blended here with a great smooth soul sound ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Harmless (UK), 1998. Very Good+ 2LP
Nice one! The folks at Harmless put together this stunning compilation of funky tracks with a good breakbeat sound to them, all packaged in a handsome cover with a good NYC old school look. There's probably a few on here that you do have on other comps, but the whole thing's a winner, with ... LP, Vinyl record album
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X Sight, 1999. Used
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X Sight, 1997. Used
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PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used 2CD
Way more than just the usual classics you might associate with 80s soul – and instead a great batch of album cuts and "bubbling under" tracks that are really ripe for rediscovery! The music here is all in the best 80s groove mode – tight, but never uptight – with lots ... CD
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Unique (Germany), 1970s/1980s/2000s. Used
Timeless funky soul, jazzy grooves and disco learned sounds from the 70s & 80s – plus the most reverent modern numbers inspired by those time honored styles! It features tracks by Curtis Mayfield, Archie Bell & The Drells, Teddy Pendergrass, Leroy Hutson, The Jackson 5 and others on ... CD
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X Sight, 1998. Used
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Unique (Germany), 2010. Used
A monster compilation of Funk & Soul from Unique Records – great album tracks, 12" single, funky 45s and exclusive tracks from the Unique team – a cross section of neo classic funk & soul styles from an international roster that includes Laura Vane & The Vipertones, Al ... CD
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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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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 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 ... CD
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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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Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2014. New Copy
Contemporary cuts mixed with rare soul nuggets – all in a blend that goes way beyond the usual soul compilation! The Real Side team have issued a number of underground tracks on their own during the past decade – but they've also got ears that are really tuned towards a unique slice of ... CD
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El (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
Not really the rock side of psychedelia – but a great overview of all the trippy sounds that came before the late 60s explosion of mind-altered fuzz and freaks – a really compelling mix of experimental compositions, Eastern-tinged jazz, Indian music, spoken word recordings, and more ... CD
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Far Out (UK), 1960s. Used
60s bossa and samba treasures compiled by Nicola Conte – Vol 3 in the wonderful, eye-opening and ear-pleasing Viagem series on Far Out – featuring the deepest cuts of the series to date! This third set features gems by Dalmo Castello, Bossa Trio, Claudia, Vera Brasil, Luiz Carlos Sa, ... CD
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Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used
All the Ultimate Breaks & Beats you'd ever want – collected in one set! The album's got a total of 12 tracks in all – and nearly all of them are the kinds of classic break tracks that have formed the blueprint for hip hop over the past 15 years. Sure, you've seen some of them on ... CD
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Rhino, 1980s. Used
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used
Hot on the heels of the very successful Batucada compilations on Mr. Bongo, Soul Jazz release this excellent double-length set of rare Brazilian percussion tracks dating from 1969 to 1978. The groove is very hard and percussive, with lots of very stripped-down playing, and a lot of instrumentation ... CD
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P&P/Traffic, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
DJ Spinna takes on P&P Records – and the results are sublime! Spinna's one of the most soulful talents to ever hit the decks – an artist we can always rely on for his crucial ear for older sounds – a really unique sense of taste that always has Spinna picking some of the best ... CD
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P&P, Late 70s/2005. Used 2CD
A guided tour of one of the grooviest club labels ever – all at the hands of the legendary Kenny Dope! The incredibly well-priced package features 2 CDs worth of music – one disc with a 26 track mix of the best and rarest of the P&P Records catalog, and one disc featuring 13 of the ... CD
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Nascente (UK), 1970s. Used
A beautiful collection of heavy grooves from Panama and Colombia – all put together by an artist we definitely trust when it comes to all things funky! Quantic's been spending plenty of time down near the equator in recent years – turning his initial funky ear to more Latin-styled ... CD
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Bag Of Goodies
Luv N' Haight, Early 90s. Used
One of the original Luv n Haight compilations, and a record that defined a new level in funky comps! Loads of classics, including "Hip Drop" by the Explosions, "Hot Pants Breakdown" by Soul Toranodoes [sic], "Turkish Bath" by Weldon Irvine, "Iron Leg" by ... CD
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Trax, 1980s/1990s. Used CD & DVD
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Trax/Sunshine, 1980s/1990s. Used
Celebrating 25 years of Trax Records classic Chicago house – with tracks by Screamin' Rachael, Marshall Jefferson, Frankie Knuckles, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Larry Heard and more! 12 classic cuts: Includes "Move Your Body" by Marshall Jefferson, "Story Of House" by ... CD
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Pure (France), Early/Mid 90s. Very Good+
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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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Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used
An amazing look at the music of Leon Ware – one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s! Leon's got a warmly mellow style that's totally great – heard most famously in collaboration with Marvin Gaye on the classic I Want You album, but equally noteworthy on Leon's own records – ... 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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Natural Funky, 1995. Very Good
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Twimo (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Heavy funk from 70s Turkey – proving that the world of the groove knew no boundaries at the time! The tunes here are all pretty heavily influenced by American funk and jazz of the period – awash in heavy beats, tight riffing, and wicked instrumentation that's often produced with a nice ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake ... CD
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Truth & Soul, Early 70s/Early 2000s. New Copy
Heavy funk from two different decades – some real lost treasures from the 70s, stacked up here with some equally great work from recent years! The package is a massive second helping from the Truth & Soul family of labels – one that not only shows their continuing dedication to the ... CD
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Blue Note (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy 2CD
A great introduction to the amazing hardbop work recorded by Blue Note in the late 50s and 1960s – served up as a massive 2CD set filled with some of the label's most cooking classics! The sound here is always tight, right, and to the point – a key illustration of the care and focus ... 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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Theresa/Temposphere (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A lost batch of soulful jazz from a massively overlooked source – the mighty Theresa Records, home to some really great recordings at the end of the 70s! Theresa was a tiny company formed in Oakland, CA at the end of the 70s – a spiritual heir to the sound of Impulse, Flying Dutchman, ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
One of our favorite volumes in this now-legendary series – a set of grooves that runs from 70s electric back to 60s groovy – with plenty of space in between! There's a number of cuts on here that feel like they were lifted from lost CTI sessions of the 70s, thanks to warm keyboards and ... CD
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Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. New Copy
Call it psycho-funk, call it Brit easy, call it downtempo abstract – whatever the case, it's all great! This second volume in one of our favorite all-time series is a stunner – and it comes up with a sparkling blend of very fresh grooves that we've only ever heard matched by a few ... CD
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Partners In Crime (Italy), 1998. New Copy
6th volume in the great Mood Mosaic series, with a theme that focuses on swingin' female jazz singers – mostly of the light breezy Euro variety. There's loads of rare cuts on here by Sheila Jordan, France Gall, Alice Babs, Monika Linges, Flora Purim, Annete Peacock, and April Aloisio – ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
The first-ever volume of the now-legendary Easy Tempo series – a collection of soundtrack grooves that hipped us back to the wonders of the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – and did so at a time when few folks had ever thought to reissue this music! Right from the start, this series ... 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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Trunk (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
A really wonderful collection of weirdly funny records from the weirdly funny record label Trunk – a British imprint we've trusted to deliver unusual sounds for almost 20 years! This package is great – a troll through the more offbeat side of Johnny Trunk's record collection – a ... CD
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Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Crisply-tailored, yet soulful and groovy mod jazz from the 60s – a slew of great numbers by Byrdie Green, Johnny Lytle, Mark Murphy, Reuben Wilson, The Nightbeats, The Cals, Billy Larkin, Johnny Hammond Smith, Byrdie Smith and more! Lots of great stuff here, from names synonymous to moddish ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The world needs changing – and plenty of these tunes may well do it – thanks to infectious grooves and some very righteous message-oriented lyrics! The set's a great document of the positive, progressive energy going down in soul music during the heady days of the late 60s and early ... CD
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Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A way way deeper set than the first volume of Bay Area Funk – and a collection that shows that things got pretty heavy on the San Francisco and Oakland scenes of the 70s! A good number of the tracks here are instrumental, and show some wonderful interplay between the trippier sides of funky ... CD
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Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy LP & Book
Mellow soul heaven – and one of the greatest compilations of this style we've ever heard! This is exactly the kind of laidback, tripped-out soul we totally love – a host of rare ballads and love songs pulled from the 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – sometimes by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), New Copy 2LP
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Disco sounds from the Caribbean scene of the 70s – a really unique mix of regional styles with the kind of rhythms that were coming from New York and Philly at the time! The groove here is really unique – even different than some of the reggae or African disco numbers of the time ... CD
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Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A killer! As revolutionary as the music and political climate was in the Bay Area in the late 60s and early 70s, it's damn near criminal that there haven't been more representative collections of the music – enter Luv N Haight Records, who are here with the first ever comprehensive ... CD
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Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated August 20, 2014


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