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Fiesta/Creole Stream (Japan), 1976. New Copy
Sweet 70s Afro Funk from the great Manu Dibango – a record that adds in a bit more of a full production sound than on his earlier albums, but still sounds pretty darn wonderful overall! There's definitely more of an uptempo club groove going on – and the band has a lot more players ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Solar
Favorite (France), 2015. New Copy
Stunning work from Lucas Arruda – a record we love even more than his first – and we totally loved that one to death! The sound here is prime Brazilian 70s at its best – that magical moment when jazz, fusion, and older bossa-schooled styles all came together in a really unique ... CD (Brazil)
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La Legge Dei Gangsters
Beat (Italy), 1969. New Copy 2CD
Way more than you'd expect from any sort of typical gangster movie – a set of godlike sounds that could only have come from the hands of the greta Piero Umiliani! The music is filled with jazzy touches and these stunning deeper currents – served up in a mix of vibes, flute, Hammond, ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Epic/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy
A killer album of crossover soul from the mid 70s – one that dropped like a bomb when it hit, and gave this UK group a number of big hits in America! Keyboardist Rod Temperton wrote all the tracks on the album – and he's got keen talent for both funky numbers and ballads. If soul ... CD (Soul)
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Beat (Italy), 1975. New Copy
One of the funkier, groovier soundtracks we've heard from maestro Luis Bacalov – a very cool 70s score that includes sweet keyboards, funky flute, wah wah guitar, and even a bit of whistling too! The tunes have more depth and pacing than a standard cop/crime film of the period – and ... CD (Soundtracks)
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Saturn/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy
One of the rarest albums ever issued by Sun Ra's Saturn Records label – and one of the few dates to ever feature baritone saxophonist Pat Patrick as a leader – Sun Ra's longtime partner in the Arkestra, and a hell of a player on his own! The record is a heavy baritone date – with ... CD (Jazz)
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Blue Note, 1965. New Copy (reissue)
An essential Blue Note album by the great vibist Bobby Hutcherson, and a record that's split into 2 different sides, each of which display different aspects of Hutcherson's talents. The first four tracks are mellow and lyrical, with the kind of lovely melodic writing that is best illustrated by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Columbia/FTG, 1976. New Copy
An overlooked smooth soul gem from Tyrone Davis – cut during his early years at Columbia, and recorded with a sweet Chicago finish! Arrangements are by James Mack, who also handled the small backing group on the record – and Tyrone's singing with that raspy style we always love, fused ... CD (Soul)
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Blue Note, 1955. New Copy (reissue)
Great early material from Hank Mobley – a record that's practically a Jazz Messengers album, given the lineup – and which comes across with the fire and power of that classic group at their start! Mobley's tenor is set tightly in a combo that includes Horace Silver on piano, Doug ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Som Livre/Far Out (UK), 1975. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
One of the sweetest electric records to come from 70s Brazil – the fabulous first effort from the Azymuth trio, and work that's hardly been matched again! Although the group here have plenty of the warm keyboard touches of their more famous later work, they're also moving in territory that's ... LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil)
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Epic/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy
The second album by Heatwave – and a great effort that's almost as perfectly sublime as the first! Despite their UK origin, these guys really give American late 70s soul a run for its money – hitting in a sweetly compressed sound that fuses the vocals, keyboards, and grooves together ... CD (Soul)
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Sylva (CD & DVD)
Impulse, 2015. New Copy CD & DVD
A whole new dimension for Snarky Puppy – and a great one too – as the group works here with larger backings from the Metropole Orkest, who really create some amazing sounds in the process! The core Snarky Puppy approach is at the heart of the record, and the addition of the larger ... CD (Neo Soul)
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Be! (Germany), 1966. New Copy 2CD
An incredible meeting of talents – both American and European jazz musicians coming together at a festival that must have been one hell of a event – certainly more exciting than just about any jazz festival we've ever attended in our lifetime! Unlike other festival recordings, this isn' ... CD (Jazz)
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Epic/Cherry Pop (UK), 1989. New Copy 2CD
The huge breakout album from Basia – a set that had the Polish-born singer reaching out to the well-deserved global fame that you might guess from the title! Basia works closely here with Danny White – who gives the record a London-bred blend of pop and soul – one that's a cut ... CD (Soul)
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T'Es Qui
Hot Casa (France), 2015. New Copy
French vocals, funky rhythms, and loads of sweet keyboards – a contemporary album, but one that really takes us back to our favorite global crossover years of the 70s! These guys almost have a vibe that reminds us of Seu Jorge at his funkiest – and certainly share this universal appeal ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Far Out (UK), Mid 90s/2000s/Mid 2010s. New Copy 2CDs
Hard to believe it's been 20 years since the Far Out label first started making wonderful music – because their sounds are always so ahead of their time, it's as if they're still coming to us from the future! This wonderful 2CD set perfectly sums up all that's great about Far Out – ... CD (New Grooves)
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Night & Day
Smoke Sessions, 2015. New Copy
One of the best records yet from alto sax player Vincent Herring! There's a strong, energetic style on his Smoke Sessions recordings that we really love – but that urgency never even comes close to inhibiting the soulful hard bop inspired rhythmic integrity. He's working with a great group ... CD (Jazz)
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Electronia (LP sleeve edition)
RCA/Contempo (Italy), 1965. New Copy Gatefold
A totally great little record – every bit the gem you might expect from the title and the cover! The music is less electronic than infused with all the best electric instrumental styles of the 60s on keyboards and guitar – used on these short, jaunty instrumentals that are somewhere ... CD (Sound Library)
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Painter (with bonus tracks)
Epic/FTG, 1981. New Copy
KC's definitely got an 80s look on the cover of this one – and the album follows with a groove that definitely matches that image – a re-tooled version of the Sunshine Band style of the 70s – one that's still pretty darn funky, just in more of an 80s sort of way! The basslines ... CD (Soul)
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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
Sublime female sounds from the 60s – mostly soul, but a bit of rock too – all handled by landmark Cali producer Gary S Paxton! Paxton was a great talent at the time – not only for finding new aritsts, but also bringing them into their best light – coaching young solo ... CD (Soul)

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 10am-8pm daily.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

in the store from 11am-6pm daily. Feel free to stop by with used vinyl and sell or trade with us.

We pay top prices for older jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, and other genres in good shape!


See why Dusty Groove is consistently rated one of Chicago's Best Record Stores!
Updated May 27, 2015


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