Musical greatness from around the globe!


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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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Under Pompelmo
Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Fuzzy funk from the Italian scene of the early 70s – a really landmark record that ties together all the best elements happening in the soundtrack, sound library, and psych scene at the time! The group features two guitars and lots of organ and keyboards from the leader – really ... LP, Vinyl record album (Sound Library)
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Numero, Early 80s. New Copy CD & 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 ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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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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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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Troutman/KTI (Japan), 1976. New Copy Gatefold
The birth of the Troutman sound – an early example of Ohio funk at its best, recorded years before Roger and company started having such a bit influence on the west coast scene! The groove here is filled with plenty of the bass you'd expect from Troutman – but given that the date of ... CD (Soul)
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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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Zodiac/KTI (Japan), 1972. New Copy
A hell of a great record from Ruby Andrews – a Chicago soul singer who started out sweet, but comes on hard and heavy on this righteous classic from the start of the 70s! The record's got a badass vibe you never would have expected from Andrews a few years before – with tremendous ... CD (Soul)
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Vroommm/Cinedelic (Italy), 1973. New Copy (reissue)
A rare television soundtrack from Italian jazzman Sandro Brugnolini – easily some of his most hard-hitting work, and a mighty cool record to boot! Brugnolini mixes small combo jazz and some darker orchestrations in a shifting palette of sounds from track to track – which means that ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soundtracks)
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Pressure Sounds (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Rare work from Jimmy Riley – a 70s singer who never fully got his due, but who rubbed shoulders with all the best on the Kingston scene, and made some mighty great music in the process! Jimmy's the father of Taurus Riley – the contemporary vocalist – but may well be a more ... CD (Reggae)
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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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Profondita
Cinedelic (Italy), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Totally great work from Italian sound library composer Paolo Ferra – working here in an extended instrumental mode with a very trippy feel! The music is more instrumental rock than the usual sound library material you might expect – almost like Ummagumma-era Pink Floyd, with these slow- ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock)
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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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Obaa Sima
Awesome Tapes From Africa, 1994. New Copy
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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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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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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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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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Updated March 03, 2015


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