Funky 45's from around the globe!


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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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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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Cineploit (Austria), 2015.
A very cool tribute to the music of the great Riz Ortolani – not the full orchestral sounds that first got Riz noticed back in the 60s, but his later music for creepier, schlockier films of the late 70s and beyond – with a very cool range of crime and horror modes throughout! The music ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s.
A great installment in one of our favorite sound library series ever – one of the few we can really trust for consistently funky, consistently soulful work every single time – with a top-shelf level of grooves like this! These guys really dig hard to get past the obvious – and ... 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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Westbound (UK), 1983. 2CD
A nice live snapshot of a later P Funk incarnation, circa 1983 – with players like Dennis Chambers and Michael Hampton aboard the mothership with Clinton's family of funk all stars! The rest of the crew includes includes stalwarts Bernie Worrell, Eddie Hazel, Blackbird McKnight, Maceo Parker ... CD
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Three On Two
Posi tone, 2015.
A killer from trumpeter Joe Magnarelli – an artist we've already begun to appreciate a lot for his recent work on the Posi-tone label – but a player who really wins us over with this sweet little set! The record sparkles right from the start with contributions from key labelmates ... CD
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Ampsa
Mississippi, 1978. (reissue)
A beautiful album from Idrissa Soumaoro and L'Eclipse – one recorded during a time of great political unrest in Mali, and a set that was never commercially issued – but just originally given away by the Malian Association for the Blind! The album's got all the power of earlier albums ... LP, Vinyl record album
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De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1983.
A sweet set that's part of a big early 80s run from Kool & The Gang – a time that saw the funk legends really hitting the mainstream, and winning over a huge new audience in the process! Given that the Gang virtually invented ensemble funk at the start of the 70s, they're perfectly ... CD
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Warner/Big Break (UK), 1978.
Ashford & Simpson don't need to ask at this point – their in full 70s soul stride here, and it's not good, it's great! By this point in the late 70s, Nick and Valerie are firmly holding the foreground as artists in their own right after many years of acting as songwriters for other soul ... CD
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Now Again, 1970.
A stunner of a record – the first-ever album by The JBs, never issued back in the day – and lost for years until it recently resurfaced on a test pressing! The set features a leaner, more stripped-down version of the group – one that features Bootsy Collins on bass, and which ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Early 70s. 2CD
Link Wray's early 70s creative comeback period – when he threw fans of his pioneering proto rock for a loop by making a turn towards a diverse mix of swamp rock and country soul! It's really compelling work, and a world away from the fuzzed out grit of his work with The Wraymen – still ... CD
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Rough Guide, Mid 60s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s/Mid 2010s.
A heady batch of psychedelic samba from the 60s onward – and some wonderful modern takes on the style, too! Compiler John Armstrong took special care here to include a number of fairly recent numbers that very strongly represent the diverse Brazilian tropical psychedelia of the 60s & 70s ... CD
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LHI/Light In The Attic, Late 60s.
One of the coolest groups to ever recorded for Lee Hazlewood Industries – a Texas-bred quintet with a sound that's every bit as groovy as their name – kind of a sideways-skewed take on 60s modes of the time! At first listen, these guys have lots of Sunshine Pop elements in the mix ... CD
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Mother-In-Law
Minit/Universal (Japan), 1962.
An early New Orleans soul classic – the first full album of work from the legendary Ernie K Doe – an artist who helped the city's scene bridge the gap between earlier boogie modes and later funk to come! All these cuts have a chunky vibe that comes from heavy piano on the rhythms ... CD
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Philips/Dusty Groove, 1972.
A stunner of a record from the mighty Jorge Ben – and a record that catapulted the Brazilian singer to international fame at the time! Ben had already been making magic for almost a decade down in Brazil – and his compositions and grooves left an undeniable impact on the scene in the ... CD
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Heart & Soul
Gee/Warner (Japan), 1961.
A group with a great approach – one that balances their one female singer along with four other male members – in a style that makes some of their music very unique! There were a few other groups that had this mode at the time – early Miracles, The Sensations, and a few others ... CD

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Updated September 01, 2015


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