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


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TK/Shout (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sublime sounds from the legendary TK Records family of labels – home to some of the coolest, grooviest music from Miami in the 70s – plus more grooves from other sources too! The package focuses on a style that was definitely TK's strongest suit at the time – their wonderful way ... CD
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CTI, 1970s. New Copy 4CD Gatefold
A well-titled little set – as the collection is as cool as the sound of CTI Records back in the 70s! The unique package features an LP-sized cover – just like one of the CTI gatefold albums from back in the day – which contains 4 different CDs, each with a slightly different take ... CD
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WEA (UK), Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP
A sweeeeeeet set of jammers from the post-disco years – groundbreaking club tracks from the vaults of Warner, Atlantic, and Elektra Records, three labels who were at the forefront of soul music at the time! The style here is instantly compelling – a blend of beats, bass, and vocals ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Warner (UK), 1980s. Near Mint- 2LP
An excellent set of dancefloor grooves from the 80s – the kind of a set that makes you realize how much great music was crucially overlooked at the time! Most of the artists on the set are bigger names from the Warner and Atlantic catalogs, but they're served up here with some lesser-known ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve Remixed
Verve, 2002. Near Mint- 3LP
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Obsessive (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. Very Good 2LP
A mixture of hip hop and classic soul – exploring the roots of both genres in a way that really comes across well! The set brings together some unlikely grooves that really hang together – classics in both genres, but set in a way that pushes the whole thing slightly left of center ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Side Hustle, 2000. Very Good
No description available. LP, Vinyl record album
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How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. Used
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 ... CD
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Mirage/FTG, Early 80s. Used
A third set of grooves from the vaults of 80s club soul and funk merchants Mirage Records – a genuinely deep generator for some of more soulful dance club soul sounds of the decade! The set is packed with great numbers – r&b fused with synthy bits, laidback jams, a taste or two of ... CD
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Mirage/FTG, Early 80s. Used
A heady helping of grooves from the mighty Mirage Records – an undeniable powerhouse on the soulful dancefloor scene of the 80s! The package is stuffed with great cuts from Mirage – boogie classics, mellower soul cuts, and a few funky favorites – and the package also features ... CD
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Stax/Gospel Truth/BGP (UK), Early 70s. Used
A stellar batch of smoldering gospel soul and good word funk – long underappreciated material released in the early-to-mid 70s on the Truth & Gospel Truth labels, imprints of the mighty Stax Records! The sound is often early 70s Memphis soul & funk to the bone – a few strings ... CD
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Verve, Late 40s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s. Used 5CD
A very fresh look at the music of Verve Records – that legendary jazz imprint that's made wonderful sounds from the late 40s onwards! Verve is well-known as a label for classic jazz albums – work by Stan Getz, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, and many others – but during the company' ... 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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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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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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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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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good
Nearly at the end, but the classics never stop – breaks so hard and heavy, they'll blow your crates apart trying to contain them! Nearly every one here is a classic – with key samples from the early Cold Chillin years that helped refine the sound of modern hip hop. Otis Redding's ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Family Recordings, 1960s. Used
Fuzzy guitar, heavy drums, and some monstrously funky rock tracks – all hand-picked in the same style as the first great Cherrystones volume! The general era for most of these tracks is the 60s – but it's mostly an obscure 60s that goes way beyond the cliches you might know from oldies ... CD
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Verve Remixed 4
Verve, 2008. Used
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 ... CD
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Essential, 1970s. New Copy
Wonderful mellow cuts from the 70s – all underground, lesser-known soul tracks – of the type that really blow away most of the bigger name ballads of the time! The music here shows that the indie scene was still the source of all the best work of the generation – and lots of the ... CD
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Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
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
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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
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Paul Winley, 1981. Very Good+ (reissue)
Paul Winley never runs out of breaks and beats – and on this volume 4, he's still going strong with plenty of tracks that made things happen back in the early years of hip hop! Titles include "Rock It In The Pocket" by Cerrone, "Super Sperm"by Captain Sky, "Disco ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Essential breaks from the early years of hip hop – volume 6 in the now-legendary Ultimate Breaks series! This one has the light blue cover, and the tracks here are all great – and include "Sing A Simple Song" by Please, "2001" by Cecil Holmes & The Black Motion ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Paul Winley, 1970s. Very Good+
Like the Super Disco Brakes series on Paul Winley, this collection brings together a nice set of block party rockin' numbers: George McRae "Rock Your Baby", Ben E King "Supernatural thing", BT Express "Expresss", the Mighty Tom Cats "Soul Makossa", Carl ... LP, Vinyl record album
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All Score Media (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used
East Germany goes into space! This fantastic compilation is a batch of cool and groovy tracks lifted from East Germany sci-fi films of the 60s and 70s – and if this is what's out there in space, sign us up for the next rocket trip! The tunes are a mix of mod 60s grooves, weird keyboard and ... CD
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Philadelphia International, 1970s. Used
Philly International, way past the hits – presented here on a special collection of key rarities from the legendary label! If you think you've heard Philly before, get ready to think again – because the tracks here are all non-iconic gems from the deeper reaches of the label – ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Soul Jazz have done it again – and really knock it out of the park with this tremendous collection of Crescent City soul! Yes, there have been plenty of New Orleans collections over the years – and yes, most of them are pretty darn good – but there's really something special ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
An incredible compilation of dancefloor soul & disco from the early 80s – rare, extended and previously unreleased mixes by NYC legend John Morales – featuring essential material from Logg, Universal Robot Band, Tony Adderly, Class Action, Inner Life and more! Morales was a part of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A second volume of underground disco and unstoppable dancefloor soul from NYC in the late 70s and early 80s – M&M Mixes Vol 2, highlighting rare and previously unreleased mixes by John Morales! It features a roster of legendary names, particularly to diggers of deeper disco tracks, but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2000s. New Copy 2CD
The third in the Horse Meat Disco series from Strut – celebrated the London DJ collective and the decades of far reaching club soul, disco, 80s boogie, electro and all around floor-shaking groovers that drive the sound – classic club numbers and some new original mixes! Volume 3 ... 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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Salsoul/Ultra, Late 70s/2013. New Copy Gatefold
The title borrows a slogan from the late 70s disco years at Salsoul Records – but the groove here is 21st Century all the way – thanks to a host of very contemporary-styled mixes that take older classics from the label, and infuse them with a modern dancefloor groove! Even back in the ... CD
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Jazzclub/Verve (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
Summer jazz is 60s jazz – or at least that's the way it seems on this set – but that's A-OK with us, because 60s jazz is some of our favorite jazz ever! Although the package features a few numbers from other years, the main focus here is on the best 60s styles of labels like Verve, ... CD
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Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
One of the more far-reaching compilations in the Jazz Club series – reggae covers by jazz mainstays and more from late 60s onward, with a focus on great stuff from the 70s! All of the material was culled from the vast Universal vaults – and it's a pretty sweet set of jazzy reggae and ... CD
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Perception/BBE (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Amazing grooves from a legendary pair of labels – the ultra-funky Perception and Today Records, home of some killer sounds from the New York scene at the start of the 70s! The labels had a great ear for up-and-coming soul – especially with some of the younger groups rising up at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Brother (UK), 1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy
Afro-centric jazz from the 70s through the 90s – a real spiritual journey in music, compiled from a host of hard to find records, most of which are long out of print! The music on the collection is from three different decades, but the set's got a wonderfully unified feel – thanks to a ... CD
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BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Beautifully spiritual jazz from the post-Coltrane generation – a wealth of righteous grooves from the early 70s – brought together in one mighty collection! If you dig the work of Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, and other giants on Impulse Records, this is a great way to dig even ... CD
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BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LPs
A whole new genre of disco – served up by one of the biggest club collectors in the world! Dimitri's the man who's guided us through so many other great sets of rare disco tracks over the years – and this time around, he's launching new look at the form! Cocktail Disco is a unique ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Soul Brother (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A great tribute to the concept of the "wants list" – that crumpled piece of paper that nearly every record collector carries around with them, a listing of hard to find recordings that they're always trying to track down! The set is a great mix of obscure 60s and 70s soul, with a ... CD
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Science Vol 8
Science, 2000. Sealed
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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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Soul Temple, 1960s/1970s. Used 2 CDs
The RZA-curated Iron Fists Chronicles! This limited volume in the Man With The Iron Fists soundtrack series is a 2CD compilation of classic Stax deep soul – and it's not only the material that inspired the score for RZA's directorial debut – it's also the funky soul bedrock for his ... 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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BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
Kev Beadle dips into his private collection, and comes up with a stunning batch of jazzy tracks in the process! The grooves here aren't as locked up as the cover might imply – because some of these cuts are ones the global scene has dug for years – but they're definitely the kind of ... CD
 
Updated October 20, 2014


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