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


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Fania/Codigo, Late 60s. New Copy
Nothing bad here, as the grooves are all totally great – and pulled from the hardest-hitting side of the New York Latin scene at the end of the 60s! The collection does a great job of mixing together some of the key favorites from the classic Fania catalog with a few other bits that haven't ... 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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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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Deep Jazz Trip
Muse/Pho, Early 70s. New Copy
Things definitely get plenty deep on this jazz trip – a great run through the 70s catalog of Muse Records, and one that's filled with some incredible bits that we'd rank right up there with the best work of the time on labels like Black Jazz or Strata East! Muse always had a way of really ... CD
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Andale, Late 60s. New Copy
The hippest side of the late 60s Latin Soul years – work from a number of tiny little New York labels – all of which are a good deal rarer than some of the bigger indies of the time! The collection here is totally great, and totally fresh – filled with numbers that were not even ... 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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Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great collection of rare and unreleased New Orleans funk – from the golden days of the genre – and with work by some of the best producers in the Crescent City! Very hard and heavy funk, with choppy riffs and hard drums – plus, there's even a few cuts with nice electronics. ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson ... CD
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
Joey Negro takes on a host of killer club cuts from the end of the 70s – and turns in some of his best remix work to date! Given that Joey's own music is always very classic-styled – whether as The Sunburst Band, or under other names – his approach here is very respectful of the ... CD
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West End, 2004. Used
An incredibly warm mix of tracks from Blaze – served up with all the soulfulness we've come to love in their own work over the years! The album burns with a real Shelter vibe – crossing boundaries and genres in search of the perfect righteous groove – and always stepping forth ... CD
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Back Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
They call it crossover, we call it great – a wonderful assortment of rare soul treasures from the late 60s and early 70s, most of them in a mellow midtempo groove! The term "crossover" isn't used as the way we'd use it here – in that these aren't commercial hits from the ... CD
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Rapster, 1970s/1980s. Used
Massive Attack long ago proved their importance in the tastemaking aural soundscape department – and this funky compilation of of tunes they've sampled works is a mighty fine set – whether you're interested in blueprint material for the classic trip hop pioneers or just love spacey soul ... CD
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Fania, 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
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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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Luv N' Haight, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 – ... CD
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Ubiquity/Luv N' Haight, 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Some of the funkiest tracks on the mighty Luv N Haight and Ubiquity labels – no surprise, given that all of them have been sampled over the years! The bulk of the work here is 70s funk – of the gritty, obscure sort that Luv N Haight first started digging 20 years ago, and has continued ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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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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Universal (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
The American take on the sound of bossa nova – a mode that started almost as soon as the first sounds headed north from Rio, and which grew to become a very important contribution to the music in the 60s! We love the originals by Antonio Carlos Jobim, Luis Bonfa, Joao Gilberto, and others ... CD
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Jazzclub (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
Jazz loves Marvin Gaye – and we do too! Guess that makes us the perfect folks to rave about how wonderful this set is – a killer collection of 70s jazz funk numbers that pays homage to the great one – offering up instrumental versions of grooves originally recorded by Marvin for ... CD
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Motor/Polydor (Germany), 1992. New Copy
The first collection in the legendary Mojo Club run – a groundbreaking series that brought together jazz, soul, funk, and vocal cuts – and really set the stage for global groove expansion in the 1990s! Although the club itself is German, most of the tracks here are American – ... 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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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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Le Smoke Disque, 1970s. Used
A heavily funky and far reaching collection of tunes written by the Godfather – eclectic 60s & 70s material from all over the globe – each with a unique approach, but perfectly connected in their displays of JB's boundless funky spirit! The set includes a few tracks familiar to ... 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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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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Side Hustle, 2000. Very Good
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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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Andale, Late 60s. New Copy
A massive batch of Latin soul from the late 60s – all pulled from the deeper corners of the New York underground – from a range of fresh, young musicians who go way beyond the bigger names on Fania and Tico! The tunes here really show the sharpest changes in Latin music at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Delicacies, 1970s. New Copy
A furiously funky fourth volume in the Fistful O' Funky Delicacies series – raw blasts of obscure funky soul that aren't necessarily as region specific as some of the other compilations on Tuff City's Funky Delicacies imprint – just a straight up, pretense free presentation of obscure ... 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
 
Updated October 25, 2014


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