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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), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
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Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover)
Funky blues galore – not the kind of sad, weepy blues of the old days – but the kind of gritty grooves that really broke big during the 60s and 70s funky generation! Most numbers here mix older blues elements with sharp snapping drums and tight rolling basslines – a sweet fusion ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of ... CD
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Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
No horsing around here – as the set may well be the most compelling so far in this mighty hip series – a wicked blend of underground club from the post-disco and post-punk generation! The tracks here definitely push towards the more obscure side of the spectrum, and really show the way ... CD
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Mardi Gras, 1980s. Used
Includes performances by Rebirth Brass Band, Olympia Brass Band, Soul Rebels, and others. CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... 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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Strut (UK), Late 80s/1990s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold
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 ... 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, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... 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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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
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Verve Remixed 4
Verve, 2008. Very Good 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Street Beat, 1970s/1980s. Very Good+
Will the breaks and beats never cease? We hope not, and if this volume about two thirds of the way through the series is any sign, they're not letting up one bit! This one's got the intyerplanetary b-boy on the cover and features the Commodores "The Assembly Line", Johnny Jenkins "I ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Circle (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Raw mod and gritty funk rock grooves from team Le Beat Bespoke – the fourth set in the series – bubblegum garage, fuzzed out pop, funky percussion and wailing organs – this just might be the best in the series to date! Compiler Rob Bailey out does himself here, once again digging ... 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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Trax, 1980s/1990s. Used CD & DVD
No description available. CD
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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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Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Mad sounds from the late 60s world of Japanese pop – a mindblowing, ear-opening batch of singles we never would have gotten our hands on otherwise! The music here feels like sounds coming out of some backroom jukebox in a Nikkatsu "new action" film – or maybe the kind of ... CD
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Love Injection, 1980s/2013. New Copy
The second volume in this series disco, funk and boogie breaks and loops – one that sets itself apart from most other breaks records – by going into the 1980s era, as opposed raw early breakbreat funk! 2 sides of post disco kicks, snares, horns, handclaps, synths and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 2CD
A great look at the rise of Hi NRG grooves in the 80s – and one that's really got us viewing the style in a whole new light! Hi NRG is often seen by some as the bastard child of disco and Europop – but the genre was a very vibrant one in the 80s underground, and an important force in ... CD
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Compost (Germany), Early 80s. Near Mint- 2LP
A incredible little set of grooves that lit up early 80s Italian club scene – bubbling electro pop, pulsing post disco, and cosmic soul tunes compiled by DJ Mooner – a batch of nuggets originally spun in the famous Discoteca Cosmic! The tunes were all on the playlists during the heyday ... LP, Vinyl record album
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ZYX (Germany), 1980s. Used 3CD
No description available. CD
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Wagram (France), 2006. Used
No description available. CD
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great groovy take on the sound of the legendary Hi Records – the Memphis soul powerhouse that gave us so many wonderful records in the 70s! The sound of Hi here is a bit different than you may know from the hits – as the label is seen through the great filter of the Free Soul series ... CD
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Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Easily the coolest collection so far in the amazing Spiritual Jazz series – and a set that shows the truly global growth of the genre during the Coltrane generation – on tracks from such far-flung scenes as India, Australia, Israel, Turkey, and beyond! The music is often quite exotic ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
A wicked Japanese-only collection of funky James Brown productions for other artists – one that includes some of the rarest work from James' legendary People Records years! The package is a nice counterpart to the James Brown Funky People sets in the US – and like those ones, it ... CD
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Think you know Hi Records? Guess again – because this sublime set of rarities has way more Memphis soul than just the work of Al Green, Ann Peebles, and Willie Mitchell! The special package features lots of lesser-known cuts from the vaults of Hi – including a fair bit of upbeat ... CD
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
The funky side of Hi Records – music that goes way past the mellow burning soul you might normally know from the label – served up here in a wealth of rare singles from the Memphis powerhouse of soul! Hi had a lot more going on in the 70s than just the big hits and classic albums that ... CD
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
Hi Records way past the hits – served up here in a wonderful batch of rare singles that go way past the obvious numbers you may know from the label! Most of the cuts have this mellow groove that's mighty nice – not totally laidback, but kind of slow-stepping in a style that takes off ... CD
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Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Hi Records goes nice and deep – not just in a deep soul style, but in a setting that also showcases some of the lesser-known talents who recorded for the legendary Memphis soul label! The package is overstuffed with rare goodies from the vaults of Hi – 26 tracks that include a fair bit ... CD
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Invictus/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 14CD
One of the coolest collections of 70s soul we've ever seen – an amazingly complete compilation that features every single 45 issued by the team of Holland Dozier Holland on their three famous soul labels of the time – Invictus, Hot Wax, and Music Merchant! The set features a whopping ... CD
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P-Vine (Japan), 2013. New Copy
DJ Muro normally mixes it up with classic funk and soul – but this time around, he's turned his mighty talents to a host of contemporary tracks from the deep funk underground – work from labels like Timmion, Record Kicks, and other hip indies – woven together here in a totally ... CD
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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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Prestige/BGP (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy
Really classic jazz grooves from the vaults of Prestige Records – the kind of cuts that first broke big on the London scene of the 80s, at a time when diggers were setting fire to the rare groove scene too! The cuts here are proof that some of the best work doesn't need to come from ... 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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Philadelphia International/Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 4CD
Massive mixes from the mighty Tom Moulton – a huge 4CD package that not only includes some classic lost and rare mixes from the 70s, but also a whopping 17 previously unreleased Moulton mixes, appearing here for the first time ever! If there's anyone who's ever been well-suited to reworking ... CD
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Love Injection, 1980s/2013. New Copy
A collection of disco, funk and boogie breaks and loops – one that sets itself apart from most other breaks records – by going into the 1980s era, as opposed raw early breakbreat funk! 2 sides of post disco kicks, snares, horns, handclaps, synths and more. LP, Vinyl record album
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Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
20 killer funky sample tracks – all pulled from the legendary holdings of ACE/BGP! Some of the tracks on here have appeared on other compilations, but the set's put together extremely well, and has more than enough funk for a whole crate of records! Nearly every cut's been sampled at least ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Funky soul from Detroit – the second foray into the uber-rare and unreleased funk treasures recorded at Dave Hamilton's Motor City studio – and an even deeper look at what's turning out to be one of the greatest long-buried funk catalogs to come to light in recent years! The collection ... CD
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Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A really great entry into one of our favorite series ever – and a set that's overflowing with rare jukebox jazz from the 60s! These aren't the heady tracks of the Coltrane generation, but the kind of soulful stompers that were brewing underneath – circulating on 45s from lots of indie-l ... CD
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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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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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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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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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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
 
Updated October 31, 2014


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