Musical greatness from around the globe!


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Cineploit (Austria), 2015. New Copy Gatefold
One of the first groups to bring back the sound of the classic Italian scene of the 70s – and still one of the best! Orgasmo Sonore spent their previous two records working through classic tracks from Italian soundtracks of the 70s – and this time around, they turn their ear towards ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Numero, Early 80s. New Copy 2LP & DVD
A funky soul compilation, and a sweet TV show as well – presented here in an ultra-cool collection that offers both audio and video work from this short-lived Chicago dance show! The Chicago Party was a very local UHF program in the Windy City – one that was kind of a homegrown version ... LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations)
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Atlantic/Omnivore, 1972. New Copy
Wild electric work from Les McCann – an album of free, open sounds that's quite a change from his styles of the 60s – and from most of his other work of the 70s too! Side one features an extended 26 minute track titled "The Lovers" – a slow-building number that has Les ... CD (Jazz)
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Quintonal
Jazzaggression (Estonia), Mid 70s. New Copy
A sweet funky combo from the Montreal scene of the 70s – working here in a killer set of never-issued material! Quintonal have an approach that's tight and right on the money – electric, but never in a too-fusiony style – and instead kind of a step forward for 60s soul jazz or ... CD (Jazz)
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Live At Smalls
Smalls Live, 2015. New Copy
Wayne Escoffery really takes off here in the vibrant setting of the Smalls Live series – blowing with a fire and intensity we don't always hear – really stretching out on a lot of very long tracks! The group's a quartet – with tremendous piano from Dave Kikoski, who really seems ... CD (Jazz)
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Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Beautifully groovy work from mid 60s France – all by a singer who's every bit as great as France Gall, Francoise Hardy, or other French greats of the time – but not nearly as well known! This cool collection should correct that fact, as it finally gives worldwide exposure to this ... CD (French)
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Loads of rare tracks from one of the greatest indies on the west coast – the legendary Kent/Modern label, a company that started during the indie heyday of R&B in California, but continued to put out some really strong soul records in the 60s and 70s! This side of the label's output isn't ... CD (Soul)
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Observations In Time
Capitol/Cleopatra, 1968. New Copy (reissue)
A really unusual album from the mighty Ohio Players – their first full length set, and a record that's very different than their better-known work on Westbound and Mercury – but every bit as great! The band is tight and funky, but in a sort of deep soul 60s way – with ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul)
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Recital Paris 71
Futura (France), 1971. New Copy
Beautiful solo work from Anthony Braxton – recorded live in Paris at the start of the 70s, and a fair bit more sensitive than some of his earlier work on that scene! Side one features a beautiful take on Duke Ellington's "Come Sunday" – one that runs for 25 minutes, and which ... CD (Jazz)
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Obaa Sima
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy
Rare work from an artist who was born in Ghana, spent time in Germany, and recorded this underground cassette-only release in Toronto during the early 90s! The music has this very odd pan-national style that references Ata Kak's Ghanian roots, but also brings in some cool electronics that must ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Snapper (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
One of the fullest, richest collections of work we've ever seen from the great Lee Dorsey – a massive 2CD set that spans all his best early soul and funk years – with some unreleased material and live tracks too! The New Orleans groove is in full effect throughout – and the ... CD (Soul)
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Tuxedo
Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy
A sweet modern take on post-disco funky soul from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, working together as Tuxedo! It's a pretty remarkable creative step for both parties, and classy enough to make the Tuxedo moniker fit. We've known for years to expect the unexpected from Mayer Hawthorne – we ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Futura (France), 1973. New Copy
Excellent work from Chris Woods – a genius reed player on alto sax and flute! Chris had a similar history to Nathan Davis, another richly talented American reed player from the same era – in that he was an American, but moved to Europe and achieved greater fame by becoming a seminal ... CD (Jazz)
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Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
Great gritty grooves from this wonderful series – a sublime set of R&B tracks, but all chosen from the perspective of later soul music too! The tracks are a nice change from the older style R&B compilations – as they all have a great little groove, and plenty of elements that ... CD (Soul)
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Stargazer
Candigirl, 2015. New Copy
It's been way way too long since we last heard from Carmen Rodgers (her debut was over a decade ago) – but it's really great to have her back, and sounding better than ever! Carmen's really grown up a lot over the past few years – and she's got this tight, sophisticated groove that ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Turn This Mutha Out
Kudu/Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy
A great late 70s chapter in the career of funky drummer Idris Muhammad – moving into very different territory here than his early soul jazz with Lou Donaldson, and even his earliest solo material too! David Matthews arranged the tracks, and he's given them a slick but soulful sound, with lots ... CD (Jazz)
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Mateo y Trasante
Sondor/Lion, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing little record from the Uruguay scene of the 70s – not as much as a hotbed of activity as some other South American nations, but still home to a few key geniuses – like the brilliant Eduardo Mateo! Mateo works here alongside musical partner Jorge Trasante – who mixes a ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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Hum Dono
EMI/Vocalion (UK), 1969. New Copy
One of the most compelling albums ever recorded by British alto genius Joe Harriott – a very unusual record that has him working with guitarist Amanico D'Silva, in a style that's got some wonderful modal undertones! The feel here is a bit like Harriott's work with Michael Garrick – ... CD (Jazz)
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Philadelphia Beat
Sunnyside, 2015. New Copy
A really compelling little trio – and one of the best late-life projects we've heard from legendary drummer Albert Tootie Heath! Heath's always been a fluid, inventive musician – but this group really lets him hit some of the more interesting modes he reached during his glory days of ... CD (Jazz)
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Elektra (Japan), 1977. New Copy
At this point, space seemed to be a logical direction for Lenny White to go – since his high-powered fusion drumming style is enough to power him right out of the galaxy! This album's a hard heavy batch of funky fusion tunes – with lots of hard drums by Lenny, and spacey spacey ... CD (Jazz)

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Updated March 03, 2015


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