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


Warner (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some blues, but not the kind that's blue – and instead a batch of messed-up, freaked-out, turned-on sounds from the end of the 60s – that magical time when it seemed like so many different genres were crashing together, and coming up with really great new music in the process! The set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Warner (Australia), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Some blues, but not the kind that's blue – and instead a batch of messed-up, freaked-out, turned-on sounds from the end of the 60s – that magical time when it seemed like so many different genres were crashing together, and coming up with really great new music in the process! The set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare funk, soul, and jazz – all with the same great gritty sound we've come to love from the Movements series! The collection is right in line with some of the excellent funky 45 reissues from the Tramp label – but the set also shows their deeper digging in recent years, and their ... CD
Guerilla Reissues, 1970s. Used
India gets funky – in this great set of rare tunes from the 70s – a motherlode of cuts that make the most out of Indian music! Half the cuts are of European origin, the other half from India – and they've got a great blend of beats, sitar, and other eastern touches. And unlike ... CD
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
Numero, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Damn funky gospel soul – the sort you'd hardly expect from spiritual folks like these, but which flourished strongly alongside more standard church-related work in the 70s! The package is a stunning follow up to Numero's first Good God volume – and really digs even deeper than that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff ... CD
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Soul Jazz takes an open-eyed and open-minded look at swampy, funky, freewheeling southern rock – southern-by-nature or southern-by-inspiration grooves from the end of the 60s and well into the 70s! What we love most about the set, besides that it features one great song after another, is the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CD
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 ... CD
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
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare rock from the Golden Triangle scene of Southeast TX in the late 60s and early 70s – a well-curated overview of the stylistically sprawling material being cut at Mickey Rouse's Lowland Recording Studio in Beaumont! Texas rock of the late 60s and early 70s justifiably brings to mind acts ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the hippest, deepest collections of European jazz we've ever heard – a really wonderful set that opens up a whole new side of the French scene of the 60s, 70s, and 80s – filled with music that we've never heard before! Unlike other sets of this nature, which focus on American ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2CD
Chicago house music really takes off – in this massive collection that really documents the most experimental years in the Windy City club scene! By the mid 80s, Chicago house had already had a few years under its belt – stepping strongly forward as a revolutionary new mode of club ... CD
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
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent ... LP, Vinyl record album
Shake-A-Leg
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1970s/2000s. New Copy
A funky & far reaching compilation on Perfect Toy! Shake-A-Leg features Afro Beat, jazz funk, funky hip hop and raw soul – compiled by Tobias Kirmayer and Jerker Kluge – highlighting the kinds of grooves they spin at their monthly club nights in Munich! It has a timeless feel, ... LP, Vinyl record album
Because (France), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold
Incredible electronics from the French scene of the 70s – spacey, funky, trippy, and even a bit clubby too – a perfect cross-section of all the cool analogue elements that were ebbing forth from Paris at the time! A few of the bigger French artists broke big on these shores – ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
It's easy to feel nice with grooves this great – a sweet array of really rare soul 45s from the late 60s and early 70s – each and every one a mighty funky nugget! Even in an era where we've been getting plenty of rare funk reissued round these parts, there's still plenty more to ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Rare raw funk from the late 60s & early 70s – singles dug from the regional US scenes for the most part (plus a stellar number from funky funky Trinidad) – incredible numbers from Guitar Ray, Don Ray & Hobbit, James Polk & The Brothers, The Herculoids, TD & Jimmy James 3 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The funky foundations of rap – and one of the best, most focused compilations of its kind we've ever stocked! You can truthfully call the treasure trove of funk singles here "pre-rap". Every track is a direct precursor. We mean that on the vocal tip – and also for the ... CD
Still Music, Late 80s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
Bang the box – a classic battle cry from the glory days of Chicago house – summed up here perfectly with a stack of tracks from the short-lived AKA Music label! The package follows strongly in the mode of Still Music's Kill Yourself Dancing set – and like that one, it offers up a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare gems from the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – and maybe the most smoking volume in this all-great series so far! The sound is hard and heavy right from the start – very much in the best mode of the funky 45 reissues we've been hearing from Tramp in recent ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A massive fourth volume to this totally great series – and quite honestly, maybe the funkiest so far! Compiler Tobias Kirmayer really knows his stuff – after years of recording and reissuing great music on his own Tramp label – and if anything, his time in the funky underground ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A massive fourth volume to this totally great series – and quite honestly, maybe the funkiest so far! Compiler Tobias Kirmayer really knows his stuff – after years of recording and reissuing great music on his own Tramp label – and if anything, his time in the funky underground ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A stellar batch of funk and soul tracks from the Philly scene – mostly late 60s/early 70s numbers lifted from the catalog of Jamie/Guyden Records and related imprints, like the famous funky 45 imprint, Phil-LA of Soul. The set's got some great singles that haven't been reissued before, plus ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
One of the headiest collections of jazzy grooves you'll ever hope to find – and one of the greatest, too! The tracks on the set are all hand-picked by Gilles "golden ears" Peterson – and together, they represent some of the cream of the crop of the British jazz scene at the ... CD
BBE (UK), Early/Mid 90s. Used 4CDs
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest production teams of the 90s! Kenny Dope and Little Louis Vega – working together as Masters At Work – are perhaps the most influential team to hit soul music since Gamble & Huff or Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. They bring a huge amount of ... CD
Talkin' Loud (UK), 2002. Used
The genius of Gilles Peterson knows no bounds – which is why he's one of the few modern DJs to have his own worldwide radio show! This set – the second in the Worldwide series – is a perfect dip into what Gilles is hipping us to these days – an ever-amazing blend of grooves ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 90s-Early 2000s. Used 4CD
Part two of this stunning collection of the work of the duo known as Masters At Work! This 4CD collection showcases MAW's amazing ability to blend a wide range of influences from house, classic disco, hip hop, and Latin into a dancefloor friendly mix that not only sounds fresh and up-to-date, but ... CD
Urban Theory (UK), 1970s. Used
An amazing collection of 70s soul tracks – sweet, mellow, laidback, and including loads of numbers that have been buried for years! The focus here is not on obscure groups, but on lesser-known album tracks by bigger names – including many chillout numbers that have a sweet jazzy feel, ... CD
Karma Giraffe (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
One of the best collections of Philly soul we've ever heard – and a collection of work that goes way past the hits and cliches to get at the deeper roots of the scene! The folks at Soul Jazz are always ones to trust with the farther reaches of popular music – and for this set, they've ... CD
Le Smoke Disque, Late 60s/1970s. Used
Wickedly funky reworks of classics by Sly & The Family Stone – most of which are harder-hitting than the famous original versions! The package is a great assemblage of lesser-known cover versions – many of which are done in rough-edged, deep funk modes – not just by American ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used
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
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
Global Television (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2CD
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Trikont (Germany), 1960s/1970s. Used
A wonderful follow-up to the first Dirty Laundry collection – and like that one, a killer collection of country soul from the 60s and 70s! The package does a get job of pulling together tunes from disparate sources – material recorded both in the south, and in other parts of the US ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
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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
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.98
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
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
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 selection here really highlights the more expansively ... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
An incredible collection of 70s soul, jazz, and funk – all brought together with the kind of soaring, positive vibe we remember from the classic Free Soul collections! In case you don't recognize the term, it emerged in the late 90s Japanese scene as a way of identifying older American ... CD
Octave (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
Funky Japanese soundtracks galore – served up by the legendary DJ Muro! Muro's a name we can really trust for mixes of rare American funk and soul – but this time around, he turns his talents towards his homeland, and comes up with an incredible blend of rare Japanese grooves pulled ... CD
CuBop/Ubiquity, Early 70s. New Copy
A tremendous little set – one that digs through all the great Latin-inspired grooves in the vaults of Fantasy Records – which also includes plenty of rare jazz gems from labels like Prestige and Riverside too! The package follows strongly in the main Jazz Dance Classics series from ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1970s/2012. New Copy
Gilles Peterson takes on the Black Jazz catalog – and the results are completely sublime! The set features Gilles P selecting and mixing his favorite cuts from the legendary label – and the package is a great reminder that, in the years before he dedicated himself more strongly to 21st ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), 1970s/2012. New Copy
DJ Mitsu takes on the legendary Black Jazz label from the 70s – and serves up a sublime mix of spiritual and funky jazz classics from some of the company's greatest records! Mitsu's one of the few cats we could trust with a project like this – and as with his Fender Rhodes mixes from a ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated April 19, 2014


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