Rare soul compilations and much more in the new arrivals!

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Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A beautiful, pretty much perfect snapshot the mid 60s Detroit soul sound at its most exciting – spearheaded by the Pied Piper Productions team of Jack Ashford, Mike Terry, Joe Hunter and Herbie Williams of the legendary Funk Brothers! There's a tighter, more energetic vibe to the material ... CD (Soul)
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Brasilian Samba
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy
The warmth of Brazil meets the cool breeze of Sweden – and the result is an album that's as groovy as groovy can be! The Swedish combo The Gimmicks perform a set of tunes that's very much in the Sergio Mendes/Brasil 66 mode – harmony vocals over the top of bossa arrangements, all ... CD (Vocalists)
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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A beautiful batch of female soul and pop from the early 60s – wonderful stuff that's largely been lost to the passing of time – with tunes by The Idols, Mary Saxton, Beatrice Lee, Doris Webb, The Fashionettes, Judy & The Jades, Chris Darlin and more! The connective strain is ... CD (Soul)
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Philips (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Sublime work from the glory days of the Brazilian TV soundtrack! Like other gems from the time, this set's a mixture of tracks by popular Brazilian singers and instrumentalists – produced with a breezy and easy approach in soap operas of the time. The work's a striking counterpart to that ... CD (Brazil)
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
Oy! This much hailed collection of New York Latin crossover greatness from the 70s is one of the defining compilations in the impeccable Soul Jazz catalog – and it's still as wonderful as the day it came out! Two discs worth of great stuff from some of the best talents on the NY Latin ... CD (Latin)
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No U-Turn – Live in Pasadena 1975
Dark Tree (France), 1975. New Copy Gatefold
Never-heard music from the legendary team of Bobby Bradford and John Carter – a live California performance from the years after their groundbreaking albums for the Revelation and Flying Dutchman labels – a time when both musicians were at the height of their creative powers! The group ... CD (Jazz)
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Bucket O' Grease
Limelight/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
A killer little set from Les McCann – one of his greatest records of the 60s, thanks to a fair bit of Latin Soul influences! The album's got a groove that's much grittier than Les' other work – a solid, soulful emphasis on bottom rhythms – which are mostly in a boogaloo and shing- ... CD (Jazz)
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Of Smiles And Tears
Philips/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy
Brazilian rhythms meet French pop – all in an incredible album from the lovely Christiane Legrand! Christiane's probably best known for her work in the Swingle Singers – or for being the sister of the famous Michel Legrand, who she helped on a few soundtracks – but she sounds ... CD (French)
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Ace (UK), Late 40s. New Copy 2CD
The seminal R&B recordings the great Wynonie Harris cut for King Records – which is some of the greatest, most influential rhythm & blues ever recorded, if you ask us – plus a second CD of rare alternate takes! Wynonie paved the way for a huge number of artists to come, but ... CD (Soul)
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European Jazz Sounds
Brunswick/Be! (Germany), 1957. New Copy
Some of the earliest work we've ever heard from German tenorist Joki Freund – a player who'd trip out a bit more in later years, but who blows here with a sound that's sharp, modern, and very swinging throughout! The group features trombone from Albert Mangelsdorff, who's also on the ... CD (Jazz)
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Schema (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
Stunning work from Lesiman – easily one of the coolest, funkiest talents on the Italian sound library scene of the 70s! The groove here is electric, funky, and often slightly trippy – with perfect use of electric bass to get things going in so many different ways, depending on the mood ... CD (Sound Library)
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Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy
A great little set of sequel songs to big hits of the late 50s and early 60s, mostly by the artists that made them famous – a novel idea for a compilation, but with a greatness that transcends the gimmick! It's a stylistically diverse batch, with blueprint rock & roll, Stax soul, honky ... CD (Rock)
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Look Closer
Daptone, 2015. New Copy
The mighty debut of Saun & Starr – a female soul duo who have been best known for their backing work behind Sharon Jones – stepping out here into the spotlight with some great support from the Dap-Kings! Although funky, the duo also have more of a deep soul approach than Sharon ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Henry Street/BBE (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 5 CDs
20 years of inventive, profoundly soul and funk infused, floor shaking dance music from the Henry Street Music – given a top shelf anniversary showcase in conjunction with BBE! Since first breaking ground in the mid 90s, Henry Street has been there for some of best dancefloor guru's of their ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Illegal Move
Tramp (Germany), 2015. New Copy
A modern funk melting pot from Hungary! Group leader Tamas "Dokkerman" Michelberger is on keyboards, leading a great 9 piece group strongly rooted in gritty 70s funk – heavy drums and fierce bass grooves, and horns that show some love to JBs style funky soul as well as strains of ... CD (Deep Funk)
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Kicking Back
Big Town/BGP (UK), 1978. New Copy
A rare funk treat from tenor sax jazz legend Joe Houston – working in a far funkier mode than usual for the obscure Big Town label! The lineup and production is heavy with 50s LA R&B names in it – including Ted Butler, Bo Rhambo and Larry Johnson – and sure enough, there's ... CD (Jazz)
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Danca Samba Med Mej
Sonet/Universal (Japan), 1971. New Copy
Funky samba soul – but recorded in Scandinavia, and sung with Swedish lyrics by the lovely Sylvia Vrethammer! The album's a completely unique blend of modes – and features core rhythms from the Trio Pandeiros De Ouro, set to larger backings from jazzer Rune Ofwermann, all given a ... CD (Vocalists)
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Be! (Germany), 1963. New Copy
Don't be put off by the title, because this is hardly the sort of ballet you might see at the opera house – and instead features some of the best early modern jazz work from the great Krzysztof Komeda. The title track is the ultimate recording of one of the most ambitious works ever composed ... CD (Jazz)
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Ace (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2CD
A much needed, decades spanning compilation of tunes by south Louisiana born singer Warren Storm – a name that's virtually unknown to the contemporary mainstream, but he's got one of the most charismatic voices to ever come out of the swampy pop/rock/blues/R&B scene! He's working the ... CD (Rock)
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Quem e Quem
EMI (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A gem of a record – one we wouldn't part with for anything! Joao Donato's best known as one of the founding fathers of bossa nova – better known for his 60s work over the years, than he was for 70s electric work like this. Fortunately, international groove hounds picked up on the ... CD (Brazil)

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