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


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
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. Used
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 mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and ... CD
Guerilla Reissues, 1970s. Used
A motherlode of Indian-styled funk – grooves that are heavy on the sitar, but which also feature a fair bit of American funk influences as well! The tracks are all pretty darn obscure, and most are actually from India – not copycat tracks from Europe and the US – and alongside ... CD
Baptist Beat
Blue Note (Japan), 1960s. New Copy
The Blue Note sound meets some gospel roots – in an excellent batch of 60s instrumentals that really show a deepening sound of the legendary jazz label! The tracks here are all pulled from classic sessions for Blue Note, and many are from a time when the soul jazz genre was starting to ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2013. New Copy
Free Soul music is alive and well into the 21st Century – a continuing evolution of a great genre that was first pegged by Japanese diggers in the 90s! "Free Soul" was a term first coined to refer to genre-crossing work from the 70s that was upbeat, joyous, and a very freewheeling ... CD
World Psychedelic Classics/Tropicalia In Furs, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
The kind of record that makes us mighty proud to live in the Windy City – and a long-overdue look at the wealth of rare club, disco, and soul cuts bubbling in the Chicago underground at the end of the 70s! During the early part of the decade, the city was widely known for some super-huge ... CD
Blue Note/Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs
They might well call this a Beginners Guide To Blue Note Jazz Funk – given that most of the tracks here are from the hip 70s run at Blue Note Records! The vibe is wonderful – funky and soulful, but definitely with jazz at the forefront – as older soloists were finding new ways to ... CD
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
PTG (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy
Seductive dancefloor soul from the heart of the 80s – and the 18th volume in the unstoppable Nighttime Lovers series! This one has as great of a lineup of artists as we've seen so far in the series – and a welcome wildcard or two – with tracks by Cherrelle, Melba Moore, Tom ... CD
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
PTG (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy
Hard to see how these nighttime folks get any lovin done – give that the grooves in the series are always so great, we're bound to spend the whole evening on the dancefloor! This smoking 17th entry (!) in the collection is every bit as grooving as the rest – heavy on the kind of 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy
A solid compilation of dancefloor soul from the early 80s – one of the best yet in the long-running Nighttime Lovers series from Vinyl Masterpiece – with tracks by Luther Vandross, The Brothers Johnson, Cool Runners, Carl Carlton, Mtume, Freddie Jackson, The Chi-Lites, Stanley Clarke ... CD
Warner (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some blues, but not the kind that's blue – and instead a batch of messed-up, freaked-out, turned-on sounds from the end of the 60s – that magical time when it seemed like so many different genres were crashing together, and coming up with really great new music in the process! The set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff ... CD
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
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The cover image looks old-timey, but the grooves on the set are totally modern – a wealth of wonderful funky numbers from the New Orleans scene of the 60s and 70s – just the kind of gems that made us love the previous two volumes in this series! We might well argue that this third ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor, Early 70s. Used
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown work – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, and ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
Amazing – and the best yet in this legendary series! Like the other volumes, this is a collection of funky work produced by James Brown for other artists, most of it lifted from his legendary People Records imprint. However, unlike the others, or at least unlike the first volume, this ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Soul Jazz takes an open-eyed and open-minded look at swampy, funky, freewheeling southern rock – southern-by-nature or southern-by-inspiration grooves from the end of the 60s and well into the 70s! What we love most about the set, besides that it features one great song after another, is the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the hippest, deepest collections of European jazz we've ever heard – a really wonderful set that opens up a whole new side of the French scene of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – filled with music that we've never heard before! Unlike other sets of this nature, which focus on American ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
Chicago house music really takes off – in this massive collection that really documents the most experimental years in the Windy City club scene! By the mid 80s, Chicago house had already had a few years under its belt – stepping strongly forward as a revolutionary new mode of club ... CD
BBE (UK), Early/Mid 90s. Used 4CDs
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest production teams of the 90s! Kenny Dope and Little Louis Vega – working together as Masters At Work – are perhaps the most influential team to hit soul music since Gamble & Huff or Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. They bring a huge amount of ... CD
Chronicles/Funk Lab, Early 70s. Used
Nice set of funky tracks from 70s films – and one that includes a few hits, and a few other hard to find tracks. This isn't going to be the be-all and end-all of blacksploitation tracks, but the set's a nice general sampler, with a dozen good tracks from the 70s. Titles include "Are ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 90s-Early 2000s. Used 4CD
Part two of this stunning collection of the work of the duo known as Masters At Work! This 4CD collection showcases MAW's amazing ability to blend a wide range of influences from house, classic disco, hip hop, and Latin into a dancefloor friendly mix that not only sounds fresh and up-to-date, but ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2000. Used
The latest (and perhaps greatest) entry into this always-wonderful series! As with the earlier volumes, this one's an amazing transformation of Brazilian grooves into a hyper-modern European idiom – featuring core acoustic beats and riffs remade into lush jazzy grooves by some of the ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. Used
Bury your love deep, deep down with ?uestlove – a soundtrack compilation of strangely sweet soul misery – and the superior sequel to the Babies Makin' Babies set on BBE! This time ?uestlove programs a number of 70s soul tunes, some relatively rare, which provide the bittersweet sounds ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A stellar batch of funk and soul tracks from the Philly scene – mostly late 60s/early 70s numbers lifted from the catalog of Jamie/Guyden Records and related imprints, like the famous funky 45 imprint, Phil-LA of Soul. The set's got some great singles that haven't been reissued before, plus ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare funk, soul, and jazz – all with the same great gritty sound we've come to love from the Movements series! The collection is right in line with some of the excellent funky 45 reissues from the Tramp label – but the set also shows their deeper digging in recent years, and their ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
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
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
It's easy to feel nice with grooves this great – a sweet array of really rare soul 45s from the late 60s and early 70s – each and every one a mighty funky nugget! Even in an era where we've been getting plenty of rare funk reissued round these parts, there's still plenty more to ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Rare raw funk from the late 60s & early 70s – singles dug from the regional US scenes for the most part (plus a stellar number from funky funky Trinidad) – incredible numbers from Guitar Ray, Don Ray & Hobbit, James Polk & The Brothers, The Herculoids, TD & Jimmy James 3 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Bang the box – a classic battle cry from the glory days of Chicago house – summed up here perfectly with a stack of tracks from the short-lived AKA Music label! The package follows strongly in the mode of Still Music's Kill Yourself Dancing set – and like that one, it offers up a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent ... CD
Shake-A-Leg
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1970s/2000s. New Copy
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, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A massive fourth volume to this totally great series – and quite honestly, maybe the funkiest so far! Compiler Tobias Kirmayer really knows his stuff – after years of recording and reissuing great music on his own Tramp label – and if anything, his time in the funky underground ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A massive fourth volume to this totally great series – and quite honestly, maybe the funkiest so far! Compiler Tobias Kirmayer really knows his stuff – after years of recording and reissuing great music on his own Tramp label – and if anything, his time in the funky underground ... LP, Vinyl record album
Le Smoke Disque, Late 60s/1970s. Used
Wickedly funky reworks of classics by Sly & The Family Stone – most of which are harder-hitting than the famous original versions! The package is a great assemblage of lesser-known cover versions – many of which are done in rough-edged, deep funk modes – not just by American ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown work – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, and ... CD
Numero, Early 70s. Used
A treasure trove of funk and soul from one heck of a great little label – Columbus, Ohio's short-lived Capsoul imprint – only around for 5 years in the 70s, but home to a great flurry of indie singles! We first caught onto the label's brilliance with their funky classics "Hot ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy
Funky club from the 80s – a sweet set of post-disco grooves that have a mighty lean, mighty clean feel overall! The work here is heavy on beats, basslines, and keyboards – wrapped up in a highly rhythmic mode to support the singers with a vibe that's great both for the dancefloor, and ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
An incredible collection of 70s soul, jazz, and funk – all brought together with the kind of soaring, positive vibe we remember from the classic Free Soul collections! In case you don't recognize the term, it emerged in the late 90s Japanese scene as a way of identifying older American ... CD
 
Updated April 23, 2014


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