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


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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at ... CD
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Here & Now (UK), 2014. New Copy
A funky compilation of sorts – but one that features almost all contemporary recordings done in the best styles of older UK sound library funk! ATA are actually a current studio, put together by the guys behind the Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – a group we normally know for more Afro Funk- ... CD
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Still Music, Late 80s/2014. New Copy 2CD
Rare tracks from the glory days of Chicago house – most of which were never issued at the time, mixed with current tracks that have a very vintage feel! The collection brings to light some real gems that certainly match – if not top – the best Chicago cuts, especially work from ... CD
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Here & Now (UK), 2014. New Copy
A funky compilation of sorts – but one that features almost all contemporary recordings done in the best styles of older UK sound library funk! ATA are actually a current studio, put together by the guys behind the Ariya Astrobeat Arkestra – a group we normally know for more Afro Funk- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jerk Boom Bam (Romania), Early 60s. Sealed
This sweet series just keeps getting better and better – as the jerking compilers dig even deeper to bring up some really rare gems from the 60s! The work here is soul, but of the rocking type – or R&B, but of the more modern style – and the tracks come from a variety of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Way more than just another collection of 70s disco – as the folks at Soul Jazz have really gone all-out for this one, and turned up a range of tremendous cuts from the underground! None of these tracks were disco hits at the time, and instead they're the sort of numbers that only bubbled far ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
DJ Spinna takes on the sound of Motown, with wonderful results – and a groove that's quite different than any other project we've heard from him! If you only know Spinna as a talent in a contemporary mode, you'll really be surprised at his love and understanding of classic Motown – as ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
Way more than just another collection of 70s disco – as the folks at Soul Jazz have really gone all-out for this one, and turned up a range of tremendous cuts from the underground! None of these tracks were disco hits at the time, and instead they're the sort of numbers that only bubbled far ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
Way more than just another collection of 70s disco – as the folks at Soul Jazz have really gone all-out for this one, and turned up a range of tremendous cuts from the underground! None of these tracks were disco hits at the time, and instead they're the sort of numbers that only bubbled far ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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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Warner (Australia), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Back in the day, it seemed like the only real source for hip hop was old funk and soul records – yet over the years, as production advanced, DJs found plenty of great grooves back in the 70s mainstream – by pillaging great records like this from the glory days of AOR! The set may well ... CD
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Warner (Australia), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
A smooth set of grooves from the 70s – just the kind of cool compressed pop that used to fill the 70s AM radio airwaves when we were kids – and which sounds even better in a hip compilation like this! The package doesn't go for easy hits – and instead digs deep into the treasure ... 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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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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Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
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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Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Searching for soul? You just hit the jackpot in this killer set that's filled with Michigan-recorded gems that go way beyond the shadows of Motown! The sound here is madly tripped out throughout – a blend of funky 45 rhythms with more interesting influences from the spreading sprawl of the ... CD
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BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
One of the coolest, hippest collections you could ever hope to find – not just the usual mix of vintage soul or obvious jazz tracks, but a wealth of wonderful work we never would have discovered otherwise! Mr Thing digs even deeper for this third volume than the previous two – working ... CD
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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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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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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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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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Numero, Late 70s/2009. Near Mint- 2LP & Book
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Freedom/Muzak (Japan), Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used 2CDs
An incredible 2CD set of 60s & 70s free and spiritual jazz from the vaults of Freedom Records – excellent material from the formative years of the free jazz 60s and the heart of the spiritual jazz 70s – compiled by DJ Toru Hashimoto of the legendary Free Soul and Cafe Apres Midi ... CD
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Rhino, Late 60s/1970s. Used 4CDs
One of the funkiest box sets we've ever seen – and amazingly issued by an American major label! The 4CD package is a treasure trove of funky work from a decade of Warner Brothers, Atlantic Records, and related labels – tunes pulled both from mainstream album releases and much more ... CD
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E Allora Mambo!
Irma (Italy), 1999. Used
A great bit of Latin madness from this recent film – and almost a Latin version of the Big Night soundtrack. The mix of music takes older loungey Latin tracks from the 50s and 60s, and it adds some more recent material from Italy and Japan – with an overall feel that's very fun, very ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A legendary label that you may know for its deep soul and blues-drenched work of the 60s – served up here with a special focus on the imprint's funkier tracks and groovers! The Goldband studios were down in Louisiana, not far from New Orleans – but the styles here aren't just the usual ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Born Bad (France), Early 70s. New Copy
Seminal sounds from the Parisian jazz community of the early 70s – a scene that had as much late 60s revolutionary energy as the American one – and which steps forth here in a beautiful blend of righteous themes and really far-reaching styles! The politics of the set are obvious from ... CD
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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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Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
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 ... 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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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
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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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Numero, 2010. Near Mint-
Sample funk spun from records rescued by The Numero Group – edited by white label production crew Shoes without Numero's consent – which was then seized by Numero at the pressing plant, they bootlegged the bootleg, and release it here legitimately as Eccentric Breaks & Beats! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Early 70s. Used
An incredible peek into a near-lost chapter of Chicago soul – the tiny Bandit label, home to The Majestic Arrows, one of the greatest indie harmony groups of the midwest in the 70s – plus a few other excellent soul artists! As with the other Eccentric Soul volume from Numero, this one ... CD
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Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
A fab collection that's casting light on one of the neglected eras in soul reissues, the cusp of the 80s, with an emphasis on great, soulful disco numbers. All the tracks here have a nice pumping 4/4 beat underneath, but the tempos on most numbers sit nicely in the middle, building a set of great ... CD
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Irma (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used
Another very groovy compilation from the folks at Irma. This one features jazzy Italian lounge and soundtrack music from the late 60's and early 70's. There's some old favorites, like Riz Ortolani and Bruno Nicolai, and there's loads of people we've never heard of, but who turn out great jazzy ... CD
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Soul Brother (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
Seminal club tracks from the start of the 80s – a dozen great boogie numbers pulled together for the second installment in this excellent series! The package is really the cream of the crop from the era, and the set mixes together a few minor hits with other lesser-known numbers for a really ... CD
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PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy
Clubby funk galore – as this great series keeps on going strong! The tunes here are all early 80s, and all have a tight post-disco approach to the dancefloor – that great style that we also know as 80s groove – with a mix of modern soul, electro, and other underground modes ... CD
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PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy
Keep the party going all night long – with another great set of grooves from this long-running series! The music here is similar to the other collections on the PTG/Vinyl Masterpiece label – a strong focus in the best sounds of the 80s – not the underground work or indie sides ... CD
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Do Right (Canada), 2002. New Copy
Think funk music has to be old to be good? Think again – as Keb Darge takes you on a tour of some of the best funk you'll ever find on one CD, and it's all by current groups! Nobody knows more about old funk than Keb – as his work as a DJ, collector, and compiler have been keeping the ... CD
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Twimo (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Heavy funk from 70s Turkey – proving that the world of the groove knew no boundaries at the time! The tunes here are all pretty heavily influenced by American funk and jazz of the period – awash in heavy beats, tight riffing, and wicked instrumentation that's often produced with a nice ... 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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Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD
Plenty of giants here, although not of the 70s disco scene you might expect from the title – and instead some great 80s groovers who really helped transform the sound of the dancefloor in the years after disco! There's plenty of basslines, beats, and keyboards in the mix – and most ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into ... CD
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Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
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
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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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Do Right (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A second fantastic dip into the jazz archives of the Canadian Broadcasting System – home to a heck of a lot more great music than you might think! Since Canada never had great labels like Blue Note or Prestige back in the day, many of the country's best jazz players often recorded for ... CD
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Do Right (Canada), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A much-needed look at a scene that's hardly ever gotten its due – and a wealth of beautiful jazz tracks from our brothers to the north! Canada's always done a better job of supporting its artists with national assistance than the US – so it's no surprise that some of the best jazz ... CD
 
Updated November 27, 2014


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