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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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Invite The Light
Stones Throw, 2015.
Dam Funk does it again – really blowing us away with his crispy fresh version of funk – one that's a perfect fusion of old school modes from the 70s and 80s, and some of the more cosmic touches of the current century! The approach uses lots of splash on the keyboards and beats – ... CD
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RCA/Real Gone, Early 70s. 2CD
A treasure trove of deep soul material from the mighty Wilson Pickett – four full albums recorded for RCA Records in the 70s, plus a number of singles too! Pickett's probably best known for his early work at Atlantic, but the singer really continued to grow on these records – working ... CD
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Autoimaginary
Drag City, 2015.
A totally great, totally spacey set from the contemporary Chicago scene – played by a group that includes Joshua Abrams on bass and other instruments – and with this spiritual current that's a lot like some of Abrams' other recent music! Yet the set is clearly a collaborative effort, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Get To This
Motor City Hits, 2015.
Great great great work from LJ Reynolds – a singer we've loved since his 70s work in the Dramatics, and one who's never let us down! Round these parts, Reynolds has had an extra special role as a solo artist whose later recordings have always been big on the steppers scene – and this ... CD
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Cavril Sings
Ruval/Production Dessinee (Japan), 1971.
A rare gem from Cavril Payne – the sister of saxophonist Cecil Payne, and a wonderful singer who works in an equal blend of jazz and soul! The mode's a bit like Nancy Wilson, but Cavril's a lot more loose and free – and the tunes are often a lot more upbeat, too – with this ... 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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Resistance
Strut (UK), 2015.
Hard to resist the groove of a group this great – one of the longer-running Afro Funk combos around, and one of the best too! The group definitely have a touch of the soulful jazz promised by their name – thanks to strong solos on alto, tenor, and baritone – which often break out ... 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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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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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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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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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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Spanish Fever
Columbia, 1978. (reissue)
A fresh new groove from The Fania All Stars – one that definitely has them picking up some of the Spanish elements mentioned in the title – the fusing them into the tight mix of Latin, club, and jazz they were doing at Columbia Records in the late 70s! These new elements are often ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Curtom, Early 70s. Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic! The lost link in the Chicago soul scene of the 60s was Baby Huey – and he was a pretty darn big link too, if you've ever seen him in pictures! Weighing in at about 300 pounds, Baby Huey was sort of a rockin' soul star who played clubs on both sides of the city, to audiences of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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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Meth Lab
Tommy Boy, 2015. 2LP Gatefold
Method Man's first proper album of his own in quite a few years – and it's a strong one! Meth continues to be an active creative force on numerous fronts, be it Wu Tang affiliated records and tours, acting gigs, etc. – so it's not like we've been missing his presence, but a solid proper ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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

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 September 04, 2015


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