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VariousBeat Vol 2 – Lounge At Cinevox ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Fab and groovy! The Cinevox label was home to some of the swinginest soundtrack music to come out of Italy in the 60s and 70s – but lots of it's been buried for years, or relegated to pricey Japanese-only reissues. This set does a great job of correcting that problem – by sampling some of the greatest grooves from the legendary label, serving them up in a very strong 16 track set that's filled with loads of wonderful moments that you won't find elsewhere! Tracks include "Diamonds" by Franco Bixio, "Quicksilver (new edit)" by Giorgio Gaslini, "Car Chase At Margellina" by Guido e Maurizio De Angelis, "Fai Presto" by Gianni Ferrio, "Blue Rhythm Festival (new edit)" by Piero Piccioni, "Crazy Sax" by Augusto Martelli, and "Break" by Franco Bixio. CD

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 2 – The Psycho Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Mindblowing work from the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s and 70s – a true treasure of tracks that more than lives up to the "psycho beat" promise of its title! The tunes are a heady brew of tripped-out styles – floating organ, slinking bass, stepping strings, fuzzy guitar, and bumping drums – all in a space that's just the right place between funky and easy – with a sublime kind of sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! If you've only ever dug funky groovers from the Anglo side of the spectrum, this is the kind of record that will definitely open up your ears – and even though the collection's an old one, it's still one of the best illustrations around of the genius of Italy at the time! Titles include "Fotomodelle" by Piero Umiliani, "Red Face" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake Psycho" by Mario Molino, "Schegge" by Lesiman, "Rapimento In Sicilia" by Nino De Luca, "Essere Donna" by Piero Umiliani, "L'Appartamento Vuoto" by Gianni Ferrio, "La Fine Di Cobb" by Stelvio Cipriani, and "Hurricane" by Cesco Anselmo. CD

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VariousRhythm & Blues Beat Vol 2 – 1964 to 1969 ... CD
Island, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
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(Out of print.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The bikini beat is a great one here – no simple beach music classics, but a range of mod groovers from the classic years of the Italian soundtrack scene! This volume is heavy on electric elements – fuzzy guitars, keyboards, and more – all filtered nicely through a range of rhythms from the 60s and the 70s – bossa, jazzy, and funky – filled with amazing twists and turns throughout! The double-length collection is a treasure through and through – easily one of the greatest soundtrack sets we could have hoped for. Tracks include "Teresa L'Illusa" by Riz Ortolani, "Malizie Di Venere" by Gianpiero Reverberi, "Spy Chase" by Bruno Nicolai, "Airport Rock" by Barigozzi Group, "Shake 2000" by Piero Piccioni, "Amanda Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Un Detective" by Fred Bongusto, "Katmandu" by Piero Piccioni, "Theme" by Armando Trovajoli, and "La Bambolona" by Luis Bacalov. CD
Also available Easy Tempo Vol 7 – Bikini Beat ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 1 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The fab first volume of this legendary series – filled with great music, wonderful images, and a really wide range of sounds and notes on the Italian soundtrack scene of the 60s! The package is filled with classics – and is a great place to start, especially if you want to go way past the obvious – and really dig into all the greatness that Italy had to offer in the 60s – the wealth of mod, jazz, and bossa-styled sounds that were crafted for the endless array of great movies coming from the scene. Titles include "Beat Fuga Shake" by Riz Ortolani, "Cheps & Nefertiti" by Franco De Gemini, "Iena Sequence" by Roberto Pregadio, "Tiffany Sequence M8" by Riz Ortolani, "Omar Khayyam" by Franco De Gemini, "Latin Quarter" by Riz Ortolani, "Tema De Londra M47" by Francesco De Masi & Alessandro Alessandroni, "I Want It All" by Bruno Nicolai, and "Traffic Boom" by Piero Picconi. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat At Cinecitta Vol 3 ... CD
Crippled Dick (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The latest masterpiece in this fab fab series! Like the other versions, this one grabs wild funky and groovy tunes from lost Italian exploitation films of the 60s and 70s – a virtual treasure trove of incredible tunes! The cuts blast together one into the other, rolling along on a mad groove plucked out of time, mixing crime and jazz and funk and sleaze into a blend as beautiful as the lovely set of notes inside. Some of the cuts on this CD have shown up on other compilations, but the overall quality of the packaging is incredibly high, and the set sounds great together. Tracks include "Tema Di Oscar" by Berti Pisano, "Il Profeta" by Armando Trovajoli, "L'Eta Del Malessere" by Stefano Torossi, "Amore Amore Amore" by Piero Piccioni, "Playgirl 70" by Piero Piccioni, "Right Or Wrong" by Piero Piccioni, "Crazy", by Wes & The Airdales, "Let's Find Out" by Isabel Bond, and "Quand Ero Un Bebe" by Il Cantori Moderni. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat Vol 1 – Lounge At Cinevox ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Excellent funky and groovy tracks pulled from the catalog of the legendary Cinevox Records – home to some of Italy's greatest soundtrack work of the 60s and 70s! Sure, we've had some of the label's great stuff on single CDs – but this set pulls from a lot of soundtracks that haven't been reissued yet, and also includes a number of tracks that were never issued before at all! There's plenty of funky drums, fuzzy guitars, groovy organ, and lots of other nice bits in the set's 16 tracks – and the overall sound is a nice departure from some of the other Italian compilations. Titles include "Unknit" by Carlo Rustichelli, "2968" by Carlo Savina, "Up To Date" by Fred Bongusto, "5 Bambole Per La Luna D'Agosto" by Piero Umiliani, "Milano Rhythm & Blues" by Gianni Ferrio, "Serata Al Night" by Guido De Angelis, and "Il Dopolotta" by Piero Piccioni. CD
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✨✧ VariousJazzy Vibes – Soulful Jazz Licks From The 70s ... CD
Back Beat (UK), 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Jazzy vibes – and jazzy sax, trumpet, and keyboards too – all heard in a host of rare cuts from the 70s – pulled together in one massively great batch of music! The set does a great job of digging around the edges of the 70s – moving past too-familiar jazz funk classics, and coming up with numbers that really get at the more sophisticated side of the genre! Most of the work is by relatively well-known artists, but the whole thing's still a nice change from the mainstream, and features loads of rare groove classics – including "In Good Faith" by Norman Harris, "Latin Spirit" by Leon Huff, "Latin Love" by Dexter Wansel, "Cisco Kid" by Reuben Wilson, "Red Beans" by Jimmy McGriff, "Out On The Coast" by Larry Willis, "Give Me Your Love" by Funk Incorporated, "Killing Time" by Natural Essence, "Like A Thief In The Night" by Mike Longo, "Them Changes" by Lionel Hampton, and "Killing Me Softly" by Hysear Don Walker. CD
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✨✧ VariousBlue 'N Groovy – Blue Note Connects With The Good Vibes ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s/1993. Used ... $5.99
Excellent collection of jazzy grooves from Blue Note, and one that moves past their usual breakbeat/Lou Donaldson/funk grooves, into a mode that's more modal, and with a more complicated vibe. Tracks include "On Children" by Jack Wilson, "8/4 Beat" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Tom Thumb" by Wayne Shorter, "Ping Pong" by Art Blakey, "Jeannine" by Donald Byrd, "Canteloupe Island" by Herbie Hancock, and lots lots more. Plenty of nice samples, and lots of good grooves! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDarker Than Blue – Soul From Jamdown 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), 1970s. Used ... $19.99
Unbelievably burning!! If you were hip to the Soul Jazz Studio One Soul compilation, get ready for this – 18 soulful reggae jams, brought together by the folks at Blood & Fire and Honest Jon's. There's some choice covers here of classic soul and R&B hits from the 70s, with a number of nice renditions of Curtis Mayfield tunes, and even a few hot, hot originals, like Boris Gardner's "Ghetto Funk", which sounds like an organ-driven funky 45 off a Keb Darge set! Check out Carl Bradney's take on War's "Slipping Into Darkness" produced by Scratch Perry or Tinga Stewart's version of Timmy Thomas' classic "Why Can't We Live Together", with some nice echoplex drops on the organ & guitar in the extended groove section, and funky cowbells replacing the original beat box bubbling underneath. This one's gonna be locked to our turntables for months to come! (Reggae, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousIn-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Marina (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
The second fab volume of one of our favorite compilation series ever – a brilliant document of funky and groovy tunes recorded in Germany at the end of the 60s! The sound here is way different than most other collections we've stocked – a weird mix of funky jamming, psychedelic production, mod soundtrack moments, and other unusual bits – most of which are given a slightly unusual German twist! The sheer brilliance of the set is hard to sum up in words – but take it from us, the collection is one of freshest and most unusual you'll ever hear – and it's put together beautifully, with great graphics and full notes on each and every track! Titles include "Black Night" by Hugo Strasser, "This Is Soul" by Paul Nero, "Get It On" by Klaus Weiss, "Soul March" by James Last, "Pealed Tomato" by Tommy Haggard, "Wildkatze" by Christer Bladin, "Swingle Beat" by Ambros Seelos, "Holiday Time" by Hildegard Knef, "Rock In" by Dometown Gang, "No No No" by Dieter Reith, "Run Away" by Joy &The Hit Kids, "Blauer Montag" by Mary Roos, and "Kamera Song" by Inner Space. CD
Also available In-Kraut 2 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD 15.99

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! Medina's always been one of the most forward-thinking artists in the underground – and you can definitely hear that quality in this set – as Rich effortlessly steps back and forth in space and time, to create a unified sound that bristles with electricity, while still reveling in all the key acoustic elements from the 70s. Titles include "For The People" by Aquil, "Bango Fields" by Kutiman, "For Real (2011 edition Atjazz rmx)" by Atjazz, Olodumare" by Wale Oyejide, "Bushman" by Asiko Afrobeat Ensemble, "Stalemate" by Fela & The Afrika 70, "Jungle Beat (Mutaba)" by Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes, "Soul Makossa" by Original Nairobi Afro Band, "Why Can't We Live Together (Sao Benitez BV dub)" by River Oceaon, and "Na Oil" by Seun Kuti & Fela's Egypt 80. CD
Also available
Rich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD 15.99
Rich Medina Presents Jump N Funk (with bonus 7" single) ... LP 29.99

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VariousShake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s/2000s. Used ... $6.99
A fresh and funky second Shake-A-Leg compilation from Perfect Toy – chronicling the styles spun at the Shake-A-Leg DJ nights, which shake up the Munich club scene on a monthly basis – with the best rare vintage and contemporary jazzy funk, Afro Beat and deep soul! You know you're in good DJ hands when the setlist plays like a 40 something year history of globetrotting, dancefloor ready jazz and funky soul – spanning the old(er) school styles of Charles Earland, Willis Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers and more, plus contemporary torch carriers such as The Qualitons, Cesar's Salad and Deep Jazz. Compiled by Jerker Kluge and Tobias Kirmayer. Includes a deep funk revisit of "Zulu Walk" by Mighty Mocambos with Afrika Bambaataa, Charlie Funk & King Kamonzi, "The Mighty Burner" by Charles Earland, "Jive Samba" by Willis Jackson", "Coincidence Of Circumstance" by Deep Jazz, "Sunny" by Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, "Presentations' by Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra, "Unicorn" by Dizzy Gillespie, "Branded" by CJ Leach and more. 15 in all. CD
Also available Shake-A-Leg Vol 2 – Club Night Compilation ... CD 12.99

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VariousSoul Of Science 2 – Compiled By Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 2002. Used ... $2.99
Second volume in this terrific series by modern tone masters Kirk Degiorgio and Ian O'Brien. Like their own forward thinking grooves, the tracks on here are infused with a futuristic vibe, even if they date back to the 70s, with soulful splashes of electronics and rich modern tonalities. As with volume one, the spectrum covered is wide, from electronic classics like Dick Hyman's "Give It Up, Turn It Loose" and the Silver Apples "Love Fingers" to Bennie Maupin's space fusiony cut "Quasar" and Annette Peacock's modal "I'm The One" to today's brightest on the new beat scene, like Kaidi Tatham, Uschi Classen, Offworld and Super-A-Loof. CD
(Does not include slipcase from image.)

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✨✧ VariousKung Fu Super Sounds – Unreleased Soundtracks From The De Wolfe Music Library As Featured In The Shaw Brothers Movies 1976 to 1984 ... CD
De Wolfe (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dramatic themes from the martial arts underground – a set of DeWolfe Sound Library tracks, all of which were used in Kung Fu films by the legendary Shaw Brothers! The work here is different than some other martial arts music you might know from the 70s – not originally penned and recorded for such films, but filled with more than enough weird touches and exotic moments to make the fit nicely! There's less funk here than you might expect, but that lack is more than made up for with a rich array of strange sounds – stark horn bits, spacey effects, eerie melodies, and more – all mostly short tracks used as musical cues in the films, jumbled together here in a mad pastiche of sonic delights. The package is overflowing with goodies – over 70 minutes of music, and 43 tracks in all – used in films from 1975 through 1983 – but often recorded in earlier years. Titles include "Counterspy" and "Tension Trip" by Reg Tilsley, "Troubled Mind" and "Fast-Moving Stranger" by Don Harper, "Electro Beat 5" and "Electro Link 18" by Ronald Marquisee, "Face To Face" by Frank Rothman, "Duck & Blacker" by Johnny Hawksworth, "Perception In Rhythm" by Ivor Slaney, "Horror House" by Paul Lewis, "Spin Out" by Pierre Arvay, "Moonbird" by Roger Webb, "Moog Shot 25" by Sam Spence, and "Violence" by Eric Towren. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNinfadelica – Driller Soundtracks in Pure Extra Lounge's Essence ... CD
Irma (Italy), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very silly title – one that hardly makes sense – but when you listen to this great set of grooves, it all kind of comes together! The album's a collection of obscure Italian jazz groovers from the 60s – mostly with a mod soundtrack feel, like the kind of tracks you'd find in a nutty spy spoof or a romantic screwball comedy. There's lots of Hammond organ grooves, plenty of fast go-go beats, and some beautifully obtuse instrumentation that keeps things fresh. The artists aren't listed for the compositions – mostly because they're lost studio gems – but titles include "Eugenie", "Beat In Studio Uno", "Saraceno", "Men & Clubs", "Il Cobra", "Kriminal", and "Studio X". CD
(Out of print.)

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