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


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Blue Note (UK), 1996. Near Mint- 2LP
One of the greatest comps to come out in the Blue Note series! This lists Blue Note as the label, but digs waaaaay deeper into the Capitol-Emi holdings to come up with a wild assortment of funky groovy cuts. This is an insane mixture of funky jazz, soul, and easy listening cuts – with a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Funky Judge
White Label, Mid/Late 90s. Near Mint-
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Irma (Italy), 1960s. Used
A very silly title – one that hardly makes sense – but when you listen to this great set of grooves, it all kind of comes together! The album's a collection of obscure Italian jazz groovers from the 60s – mostly with a mod soundtrack feel, like the kind of tracks you'd find in a ... CD
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Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
As is ably demonstrated by the large number of Brazilian-sounding bands to come out of Italy in the past 10 years, the bossa nova sound has always had a big big influence on the direction of Italian music. This cool set from Cinevox traces some of the roots of that influence – by focusing on ... CD
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EMI (Japan), 1960s. Used
Groovy 60s pop and bossa! The set has the feel of some of the best volumes in the Cafe Apres-Midi series – and it features 24 sparkling numbers pulled from the EMI/Capitol catalog of the 60s, compiled by Yashushi Ide with a dreamy, jazzy sound all the way through! Titles include "If ... CD
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Wayne State University, 1999. Used
Tracks from Los Amigos Invisibles, Los Lobos, the Greyboy Allstars, Mose Allison & others. CD
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Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. Used
Despite the cloying title of this one, the set's a very sweet collection of Italian 70's themes with a groovy sexy sound to them. There's perhaps more of a camp feel than usual (if you can believe that!), with sounds that have a bit of a Barbarella-ish feel, or sort of a Euro b-grade erotic ... CD
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BMG (Germany), Late 60s/1970s. Used
Groovy stuff from behind the Iron Curtain! This second volume in the Amiga A Go-Go series digs through East German beat group and pop of the mid and late 60s – proving, as the notes say, that "The British Invasion didn't stop at the wall!" The tunes are all great small combo ... CD
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Secret Stash, 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the ... CD
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TK/Hot, 1970s. Used
Although the TK label is probably best known for its disco hits of the 70s, the label was also a key force intransforming the sound of southern soul during the decade. Not only did its Miami base offer artists a new production style and sound in the waning days of Memphis and Muscle Shoals, but ... CD
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Blue Brazil
Blue Note, 1994. Used
One of the best Brazilian compilations you could ever buy! Fantastic compilation of rare Brazilian jazz cuts, put together by London DJ Joe Davis for Blue Note UK a few years ago. Finally out now in the US, and includes some of the finest material from the EMI-Odeon Brazil catalog – the ... CD
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Schema (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used
Sublime bossa groovers from Italy! The first volume of this series was one of our favorite compilations that year it was released – and this second volume is equally as great! Schema groover Gerardo Frisina serves up a hand-picked batch of 16 tunes, mostly classic numbers from the late 60s ... CD
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Lo Recordings (UK), 2002. Used
A monstrous collection of hard-hitting funky rock rarities – with plenty of rough edges and heavy moments! The set was compiled by producer Gareth Goddard, and features 15 obscure tracks that are filled with hard guitars and heavy drums – more than a few of which you'll recognized from ... CD
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Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used
Genius! Pure mad genius – and one of the best volumes in this always-great series! After 10 volumes, the folks at Easy Tempo have become incredibly well skilled at picking groovy soundtrack tunes – and this beautiful 20 track package is as much a delight for the ears as it is for the ... CD
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Boogie Times (France), Mid 80s. Used
Loads of great grooves you probably don't have in your own record collection – a host of rare singles from the 80s, all hand-picked to offer up some of the grooviest sounds around! The styles here start out in boogie, but then really take off as the set goes on – showing a maturing ... CD
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GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
We don't know if this music actually "started" the Italian Lounge scene – because Italy's always been pretty darn loungey to us – but we can say that the package is a great batch of groovy soundtrack tunes, as sparkling musically as the cover is visually! The set pulls ... CD
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Rhino, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD
Classic club and soulful disco, all brought together in service of the lasting memory of Larry Levan – legendary DJ at the Paradise Garage, and a key force in shaping the sound of the dancefloor for years to come! The set features some material presented in special Larry Levan mixes, plus ... CD
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Sequel, Early 70s. Used
The first volume in Sequel's great series of UK eazy groovy tracks! Like the other titles in the series, it has an amazing sense of production missing from some other loungey comps. It features loads and loads of great easy instrumental groups that made Britain one of the best places to go ... CD
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Resolution, 1995. Used
One of our favorite comps from years back – with an amazing blend of grooves that ranges from Soul (Leroy Hutson, Marva Whitney), to Brazilian (Jayme Marques, Tamba Trio), to groovy (Aquarians, Harold McNair), and which manages to take these diverse things, put them together, and create a ... CD
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Truth & Soul, Early 70s/2000s. New Copy
A fantastic, more stylistically sprawling set of funky singles from our friends at Truth & Soul! Fallin' Off The Reel III features 20 tracks in the order of release of their limited edition funky 45s – tracks from Lee Fields, Cosmic Force, El Michels Affair, Ghetto Brothers, Black Velvet ... CD
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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
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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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Fania, Late 60s. New Copy
A killer batch of boogaloo and Latin Soul – and a set that even features 2 unissued gems from the vaults of Fania Records! As with the previous entry in this series, the sound here is plenty darn soulful throughout – lyrics that are often in English, and rhythms that borrow heavily ... 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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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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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
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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
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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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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
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Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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EMI (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s/2011. Used
A fantastic mix of classic funky soul – from 70s dancefloor jazz funk on Blue Note, to group and solo soul efforts for other labels under the Capitol & EMI empire – mixed masterfully the DJ Muro on this excellent set from EMI Japan! It's a great batch of sophisticated, well ... CD
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Guerilla Reissues, 1970s. Used
A motherlode of Indian-styled funk – grooves that are heavy on the sitar, but which also feature a fair bit of American funk influences as well! The tracks are all pretty darn obscure, and most are actually from India – not copycat tracks from Europe and the US – and alongside ... 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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Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets ... CD
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy
A blistering collection of funk, hard-charging r&b and psychedelic soul from the Phoenix scene – amazing singles issued mostly in the late 60s and early 70s and spearheaded by producer Mike Lenaburg – and a great portrait of a too-long neglected funky southwest! Mighty Mike ... CD
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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/Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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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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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The best look at Chicago's legendary Twinight label that we've ever seen – a massive 2CD set that goes way past the obvious hits, and really digs into the heart and soul of this unique little record company! Twinight is best known as the home of Syl Johnson during his legendary run of funky ... CD
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
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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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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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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Light In The Attic, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy Gatefold
Funk from Seattle? Hardly seems likely – but prepare to be amazed! The funky reissuers at Light In The Attic, in collaboration with Mr Supreme, have unearthed a treasure trove of rare singles and groovers for the set – all obscure local recordings from the Emerald City scene, most of ... CD
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Demon (UK), 1980s. New Copy 5 CDs
100 tracks of prime 80s soul – served up in a compact package at a mighty nice price! The work here runs the gamut of 80s dancefloor modes – from late disco tracks to early house cuts, with plenty of other styles in between – and the range of artists is mostly mainstream, in a ... CD
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Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... CD
 
Updated July 30, 2014


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