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


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Soul Jazz (UK), 1994. Very Good
A great collection – long out of print! It's got the great track "40 Days" by Billy Brooks, which is the stone cold Tribe Called Quest sample that everyone's looking for – plus it's also got some great Euro and American rare jazz dance cuts like "Ain't No Sunshine" ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Azuli (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD
Old funk, classic club, Chicago house, and beyond – a great assortment of older tunes that inspired dancefloor maestro Francois K! The set's got a total of 22 tracks in all, and is filled with excellent older tracks that haven't been properly reissued before – all presented on 2CDs, in ... CD
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Schema (Italy), 2000. Used
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, ... CD
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 LPs
LP...$39.99 49.98 (CD)
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 2LP Gatefold
LP...$18.99 25.98 (CD)
The Numero Group takes a great step backwards – returning to the capital city of Ohio, Columbus – to mine the same soul and funk treasure trove of their Capsoul collection! The music here comes from the same scene – and often from Capsoul or related labels – and the set ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A storming mix of R&B, early soul, and rare rockers – all hand-picked by the famous team of Keb Darge and Little Edith! We first knew Keb as an expert in raw funk over 20 years ago – back at a time when few DJs cared about the style – and you can definitely hear Keb's funk-tra ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy
A killer little set that's as heavy as it sounds from the title – a wealth of rare material pulled from the studio of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a good deal of it previously unreleased! Hearing this set is like finding a pile of rare 45s stuffed in the back corner of a long-lost ... CD
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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 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mod Jazz
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played ... 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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Ace (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
A mad mix of space-age instrumentals, groovy vocal tunes, and lots lots more – and definitely one of the coolest compilations we've ever seen! The cover states that "a galaxy of stars goes where no other compilation has ever gone before" – and we can definitely agree with ... CD
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BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Tay Shus, Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
An essential look at the mid-to-late 60s soul and R&B music coming from the family of labels headed by Bob Robin – wonderful New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Muscle Shoals recordings released on the International City, River City and Rai imprints by George & Lee, Carolyn Porter, Senator ... CD
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Andale, Late 60s. New Copy
A third great bag of boogaloo – and easily one of the hippest Latin series we've ever carried! As with other volumes, this batch of tracks is dug from the deepest underground of the late 60s east coast Latin scene – the smaller labels that lived in the shadows of Fania, Tico, and ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nublu, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP
Turkish psych, funk, and disco – plus cross-pollinated grooves created from all of the above! If you don't know the Turkish scene of the 70s, there's plenty here to love – a really wicked combination of Western modes and local elements – styles that echo out in some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
That's a sweet image on the cover – and the grooves inside are equally dynamic too – a really wonderful collection that's easily one of the most compelling in Numero's Eccentric Soul series! The work here all hails from the tiny San Antonio scene of the late 60s – but much of the ... CD
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Numero, Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
That's a sweet image on the cover – and the grooves inside are equally dynamic too – a really wonderful collection that's easily one of the most compelling in Numero's Eccentric Soul series! The work here all hails from the tiny San Antonio scene of the late 60s – but much of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An incredible look at an obscure Detroit soul label – a tiny little company, but home to some really great funk and soul! The Big Mack label ran somewhat sporadically through the 60s and into the early 70s – but during that time, it managed to cut some incredible tunes with a really ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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
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Strut (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 CDs
A massive overview of one of the longest-running house labels from Chicago – the crucial Dance Mania imprint, second only to Trax and DJ International for its huge run of talent! Dance Mania came into being a few years into the first wave of Chicago house, but also kept its dedication to the ... CD
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Paul Winley, 1979. Very Good
The second volume in this legendary series – filled with plenty of essential crate classics from the old school! Titles include "Funky Drummer"by James Brown, "Catch A Groove"by Juice, "Smokin' A Cheeba Cheeba"by Harlem Underground, "Use Me" by Bill ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Rhino, 1997. Used 6CDs
Man, Rhino must have busted a gut putting this one out! The set is a very loving tribute to 60's soul, and includes a huge mix of tracks – popular and obscure – packaged in a cool replica of an original box that holds old singles. The CDs themselves are packaged in tiny sleeves that ... CD
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Blue Note (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used
A hip hour's worth of furiously funky theme songs, film cuts, and funky jams from the silver screen and 70s TV – all compiled by the groove hound geniuses at Blue Note for the Groov Experience series! The groove here stretches from furious bass heavy jams, to stripped down Latin funk ... CD
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Family/Universal (UK), 1980s. Used 3CD
Guilty pleasures galore – a massive collection of dancefloor favorites from the big hair decade – including some hard to find 12" mixes, and a good array of club, soul, and crossover pop numbers! The package follows strongly in the format of other titles in this Family Recordings ... CD
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CTI, 1970s. Used
A well-done collection of grooves from the legendary CTI Records – home to some of the most important jazz funk of the 70s! The set does a good job of getting past the familiar hits from the label, and moves into territory that showed the complexity of the grooves being laid down – a ... CD
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Cinedelic (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used
A really sweet little collection of Italian soundtrack tunes – with a focus on female singers, especially those of the sweet and dreamy type! The set goes way past the obvious Italian tunes – to include a number of wonderful tracks we never would have known about otherwise – many ... CD
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. Used
An incredible look at an obscure Detroit soul label – a tiny little company, but home to some really great funk and soul! The Big Mack label ran somewhat sporadically through the 60s and into the early 70s – but during that time, it managed to cut some incredible tunes with a really ... CD
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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
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Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
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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Fuel 2000, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Fierce funk from the New Orleans scene – really great grooves from that time when the Crescent City was getting an even heavier edge than before, especially on the drums! The work here is mostly from the late 60s – and represents a great step forward in the New Orleans sound – as ... 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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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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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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Verve Remixed 2
Verve, 1960s/2003. Used
Classic jazz for the 21st century – a treasure trove of tunes from Verve Records, all remixed for the modern dancefloor! The set's the second in Verve's Remixed series – and unlike the first, which focused mostly on vocal numbers, this one throws in some instrumental killers that are ... CD
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P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
Patrick Adams picks the best of P&P Records – and the man definitely knows what he's doing – given that he was one of the "P's" in the label's name! The tunes here are heavy on those cool spaced-out grooves that Adams did so well – that wonderfully hip, and very ... CD
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Now Again, 1960s/1970s. Used CD/DVD
Volume 2 of Now Again's True Soul revival – giving the legacy treatment to the deep funky soul of the amazing Arkansas independent label of the 60s & 70s! It's filled with far-reaching southern soul and funk, some that goes toe-to-toe with the higher profile sounds of Stax and Hi when ... CD
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Yellow/Astralwerks, 2000. Used
An excellent collection of house tracks – old and new – selected and blended by Dimitri From Paris! The overall theme is an imaginary party at the Playboy Mansion – but from our personal experience, we can tell you that this set kicks a lot harder than the dancefloor at Hef's pad ... CD
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Verve Remixed
Verve, 1960s/2002. Used
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 ... CD
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BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
BBE strikes again with another massive bit of funk! This time, they've got Pete Rock helping Keb Darge to choose the tracks – and the set's divided up so that the first half's all cuts picked by Pete, and the second's picked by Keb. These two funky selectas go head to head in a wonderful ... CD
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Fabric (UK), 2014. Used
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Stax/Soul Temple, 2013. Used 2 CDs
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 ... 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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Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Very groovy stuff! In the best tradition of Crippled Dick's Italian soundtrack compilations – Beat At Cinnecita – the label has now dug through the rich rich tradition of French soundtrack grooves, and has come up with a spectacular set of cuts that run from sitar psychedelic to rare ... 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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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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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
 
Updated August 29, 2014


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