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✨✧ VariousSaint Etienne Present Songs For The Carnegie Deli ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Saint Etienne have brought us a number of wonderful compilations over the years – both in this format for Ace Records, and their work on their own great Croydon Municipal label – yet as much as we've loved all those others, we may well love this one the best – as it's a sublime ... read more CD

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VariousShattered Dreams – Funky Blues 1967 to 1978 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Funky blues treasures from the late 60s & early 70s – a once-scoffed at movement from a period when aging blues stars and purist blues fans alike were hesitant to accept their beloved style modernized in a funky fashion – but the best of it stands up today as some of the coolest and ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Emissaries – Super Funk – Rare Black American Music From The 1970s & 80s ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really great entry in the excellent Super Funk series – one that offers up cuts that are every bit as strong on their soulful vocals as they are their funky grooves! The track selection is wonderful – rare cuts from 45s, of the sort that funk diggers have been trading for years ... read more CD

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #4 – Outta Sight Modern ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s/2015. New Copy ... $16.99
This series just keeps on getting better with each new volume – going back to the 70s and coming up with nuggets that nobody's thought about in years, then finding a way to put them all together so that they sound even better in the context of each other! There's plenty of funky cuts here ... read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2015 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
This great series keeps on going strong – with over a decade's worth of excellent compilations – every one of them as wonderful as this sweet little set! The music's a mix of contemporary cuts that hit a sweet modern soul vibe – upbeat, but never too strongly in a house or dance ... read more CD
Also available Soul Togetherness 2015 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... LP 22.99

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VariousSources – The DJ International Records Anthology – Compiled By Bill Brewster ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
A set that's very near and dear to our hearts – given that the DJ International label was a huge force here on the Chicago scene during the 80s! The label was second only to Trax Records as a proving ground for so many new ideas in house music – a crucial indie who helped give many ... read more CD

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VariousSources – The Easy Street Records Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Easy Street/Harmless (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
A really great label, finally given it's well-deserved due – as Easy Street was easily one of the best things going on the New York scene of the late 80s and early 90s! The company's always been way more than just another indie imprint – much stronger than the sorts of labels who spin ... read more CD

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VariousSources – The Fresh Records Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
A heavy set of work from the mighty Fresh Records – one of the most important New York indies of the second half of the 80s – and a label who dominated the scene with a host of key hip hop records and electro soul cuts! This massive 3CD package brings all the best Fresh sounds to light ... read more CD

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VariousSources – The P&P Records Soul & Disco Anthology (3CD set) ... CD
P&P/Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
A very very hip batch of tracks from the mighty P&P Records label – one of the coolest, wildest, funkiest imprints on the New York scene at the end of the 70s! P&P wasn't just disco, wasn't just club – but instead this amazing hybrid of so many different styles – at a ... read more CD

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VariousSources – The Sam Records Anthology (3 CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $22.99
Tremendous work from the mighty Sam Records – a New York indie that was born in the disco generation, but continued to keep great sounds going long after the crash! Sam started in the underground, and always kept a great ear to that scene, even when scoring big with hits – and the ... read more CD

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VariousSources – The Underground Records Story – Compiled By Bill Brewster (3CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
A deep deep look at this seminal house music label from Chicago – maybe the first to ever give the Underground Records imprint its due! Underground was something of a partner to the more-mainstream DJ International – and as their name implies, they were a bit more underground, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Fried Funk – 22 Funky Soul Grooves From New Orleans & The Deep South ... CD
Grapevine (UK), New Copy ... $12.99
An amazing set of funky 45s from New Orleans and other points deep south – with a mix of obscure bits and a few "classic" Crescent City grooves! Southern Fried Funk is a collection of singles originally issued on regional labels such as Tou-Sea, Deesu, Quinvu, Budd, Gold Cup, ... read more CD

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VariousSouthern Funkin' – Louisiana Funk & Soul 1967 to 1979 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $15.99
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake ... read more CD

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VariousSpirit Of Philadelphia 3 ... CD
Expansion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
The third volume in Expansion's excellent series of fantastic soul from Philly – one soaringly melodic, soulful masterpiece after another – the best set yet! Expansion hasn't rushed these Spirit Of Philadelphia compilations onto the market – number 3 comes nearly decade sense we ... read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 6 – Vocals – Modal Esoteric & Progressive Jazz Vocals From Around The World 1960 to 1986 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great look at a very important side of spiritual jazz in the 60s and 70s – the evolution of jazz vocals, to a point when singers like Abbey Lincoln, Andy Bey, or Leon Thomas brought a whole new sound and soul to the spectrum of jazz! This wonderful package covers lots of key moments from ... read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Swingers – Presented By Nicola Conte – Deep Afrocentric Modal Jazz ... CD
Universal (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Spirit, swing, and a whole lot more – a mighty collection of music all hand-picked by the legendary Nicola Conte! There's a deeply soulful groove to the whole thing – and a touch of the exotic as well – and the package really reminds us a lot of the great Gilles Peterson ... read more CD

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and ... read more CD

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VariousTony Humphries – West End Mastermix ... CD
West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
Legendary DJ Tony Humphries takes on the catalog of West End Records – with amazing results that seem to completely transform the sound of the classic label! Some of the music here has roots in the late 70s and early 80s – a time when West End was one of the key indies on the New York ... read more CD

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VariousTropical Disco Hustle Vol 2 – More Rare Carribean Disco ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
The sound of disco left no corner of the world untouched in the late 70s – and the hipper side of the dancefloor mode had an especially strong impact down in the Caribbean! Of course, that's maybe not as much of a surprise – when you consider how much back/forth action was going on ... read more CD
Also available Tropical Disco Hustle Vol 2 – More Rare Carribean Disco ... LP 26.99

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VariousUltimate Suburbia Suite – Future Antiques ... CD
Universal (Japan), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $25.99
Fantastic sounds from the 60s and beyond – brought together in a way you'd never expect! This massive 2CD collection runs through so many different styles at once – from jazz to bossa, Latin, vocal tracks, fusion, and more – but all in a way that totally makes sense, thanks to ... read more CD
 
 



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