Funky 45's from around the globe!


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Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay ... CD
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Ace (UK), Late 30s/1940s/1950s/1960s/Early 70s.
A weird idea for a collection, but a great one too – a set that brings together a batch of train-themed tunes from the 60s, and uses the transportation narrative as a way to unlock ideas of personal freedom and social change! The "train" here isn't just a gimmick – and ... CD
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Kent (UK), 1970s/Early 80s.
One of the most supremely soulful compilations we've heard in years – and easily the deepest in this series to date! From the start, Kent's Masterpieces Of Modern Soul collections have been all about bringing rare gems to fresh ears, and they've really outdone themselves here. A solid ... CD
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Disco Connection
ABC/Stax (UK), 1975.
Don't hold the "disco" in the title against Isaac – because the album's still a really nice one, and by no means a cheap sell-out affair! The set was recorded in Memphis, with backings by the classic Movement combo – and although the tunes do have a "sweetened" ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
Frank Foster is one of our favorite talents in jazz – an excellent tenorist who spent some of his key years in the Count Basie orchestra, but a player who also had a very rich career on his own as well! This album features Frank's talents really coming to the forefront of the Basie group ... CD
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Chess/Kent (UK), Late 60s.
Chicago meets Muscle Shoals – a monumental moment in late 60s soul that's never fully been given its due before! The set brings together work from the late 60s period in which Chicago's Chess Records issued a slew of incredible singles recorded at Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals – deep ... CD
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Cineploit (Austria), 2015.
Totally great work from Sospetto – the group's third album, and their best so far! The approach here follows in Sospetto's previous mode of remaking older soundtrack styles – but the album's even more elaborate and involved, given that the group create four different mini film scores ... CD
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Smash/Universal (Japan), 1963.
A 60s girl group classic if there ever was one – and the only standout album from the lovely Angels! The group were known, of course, for the title hit "My Boyfriend's Back" – a quick-stepping number that was a runaway pop hit at the time. That tune kicks off the album, and ... CD
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Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay ... CD
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Not Now I'll Tell You When
Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960.
A great title for this classic Count Basie album – as it really gets at the tight, focused direction that makes Basie so great at this point in his career – his way of singling out each and every instrumentalist, and perfectly timing their performances! The sense of rhythm is what ... CD
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Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1960.
A sublime blending of modes – the sound of the excellent Count Basie band during their Roulette Records years, mixed with a bit of strings for a very moody sound! Don't worry about any too-commercial or pop modes going on here – as the arrangements are all super hip, and handled by ... CD
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Love Lite
Elektra (Japan), 1979.
A killer from Shadow – a modern soul trio who are perhaps best remembered for the work they did with Leon Ware, but who sound pretty darn wonderful here on their own! The record's got a nice sense of groove, but also goes for that perfect midtempo balance that we love in the great run of ... CD
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Roulette/Warner (Japan), 1962.
Hardly the hits promised in the title – and instead a whole host of wonderful tunes from the Count Basie band – including a fair number of original compositions by Frank Wess, Frank Foster, Thad Jones, and other members of the group! The sound here is that perfect Basie sound on ... CD
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Stompin' At The Savoy – Live
Warner/Big Break (UK), 1983.
One of the last albums that Rufus and Chaka Khan ever recorded together – and one of the best, as well! The set's a surprisingly great blend of live material and studio cuts – concert material taking up three sides of the 2LP set, and studio tracks on the last side – working ... CD
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Cosmic Round Up
Elektra (Japan), 1985.
There's a Roger Troutman groove all over this album from Human Body – no surprise, since Roger plays guitar, keyboards, and bass – and even produced the album himself! The style's kind of a left-of-center take on the Zapp groove of the time – a bit rougher and more street-consciou ... CD
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Ba Da Bing, Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s/Mid 90s. 3CD
Stunning work from Jackson C Frank – an artist who's mostly known for his one crucial 60s album on Columbia Records – but who gets a huge amount of exposure here in a full series devoted to his recordings! That legendary self-titled album was issued in 1965 – and has that ... CD
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Tell Him
United Artists/Universal (Japan), 1963.
One of our favorite girl soul albums of all time – and a set that's way more than just the usual female pop group of the 60s! The Exciters are three gals and one guy, but they draw their main strength from lead vocalist Brenda Reid – who's got a deep soul vibe that's years ahead of its ... CD
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Fresh Idea
Qwest/Warner (Japan), 1983.
A definite fresh idea from Deco – a duo that features Philip Ingram on keyboards and vocals – with lots of help from Zen Giles on additional vocals and guitar! The pair harmonize together beautifully – with a sound that's as full as most of the groups of the time, but not nearly ... CD
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Warner (Japan), Early 60s.
A totally great collection of girl group material from Warner Brothers and related labels – and a set that definitely lives up to the "nuggets" promised in the title! Most of these tracks aren't hits, or overplayed oldies – and instead are these sweet little gems that lay ... CD

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