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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 1– 25 Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Discotheque (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A funky mod party throughout – and a wicked package of grooves we would have never tracked down on our own! The folks at London's New Untouchables have selected 25 of their favorite fuzzed-out 60s numbers for this set – a genre-busting batch of tracks that swings together mod jazz, sunshine pop, 60s R&B, French funk, British beat, and a host of other styles – all in the endless pursuit of a tripped-out 60s groove! The package is as wonderful as you might hope – and comes complete with some nice notes on the well-chosen batch of trippy tracks. Titles include "Nowhere To Run" by Les Lionceaux, "Mary Mary" by The Strangers, "You'd Better Be Going Now" by Zoot, "Hard Headed Baby" by Driftin 5, "Going Going Gone" by Phil Wainman, "I Think I'm A Man" by Chopper, "Hey Hey Bunny" by Los Gatos Negros, "Billy Sunshine" by Judi Scott, "Hip Hip Hurray" by The Snap Shots, "Mess Around" by Marmalade, "No No No" by Ola & The Janglers, "All You" by Sonny Burke Quartet, and "Easy To Know" by Gentle Influence. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 3 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Circle (UK), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
Mod mania all the way through and through – a sublime third set from the New Untouchables scene – every bit as wonderful as the first two! Like those great collections, this one's built up from rare mod singles of the 60s – obscure gritty grooves awash in fuzzy guitars, burning Hammond, and heavy drums – often in a space that's uniquely somewhere between rock, funk, and soul! A few of the names here are familiar, but as on previous volumes, most of the artists are completely new to our ears – which makes the "discovery" factor of the set every bit as great as the music. Most tunes are upbeat and romping – sure to please fans of funkier rock work – and titles include "Snakeskin" by Julie Felix, "Looking For Something Better" by Rodys, "Mirrors" by Fire & Ice, "Abba" by The Paragons, "Si Je Buvais Moins" by Douglas, "Midnight Moses" by Alex Harvey, "Strange Magic" by Claude Bolling, "Music Ship" by Bastile, "Hold Up Inusite" by Joanna, "A Minor Explosion" by Don Shinn & The Soul Agents, and "Flashback" by The Noon Express. CD

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✨✧ VariousBeat Beat Beat Vol 5 – 60s Beat, Freakbeat, & R&B Nuggets ... CD
Castle (UK), 1964/1965. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A heady batch of British singles from the freakbeat and beat group scene – all issued on the Pye and Piccadilly labels within a few short months in the mid 60s! Given the scope of work here, the chronological density is really amazing – because the 2CD set features 60 different numbers issued by the labels from November 64 through January 65, already a tremendous amount of work for any record company – but even more mindblowing when you consider the strength of the music! The music has plenty of fuzzy guitars, heavy rhythms, and often a strong influence from American R&B – and titles include "Thunder & Rain" by Alan Dean & His Problems, "Lookin For Love" by John L Watson & The Hummelflugs, "You Beat Me To The Punch" by Tony Jackson & The Vibrations, "Like A Lover Should" by The Monotones, "You Said" by The Primitives, "I Want You" by The Boys, "Romeo & Juliet" by Peter's Faces, "Don't Cry For Me" by Mark Peters & The Silhouettes, "Shades Of Blue" by The Hellions, "Sugar Baby" by Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions, and "Anytime" by The Riot Squad. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 1 – A Collection Of The Music That Started The Italian Lounge Craze ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We don't know if this music actually "started" the Italian Lounge scene – because Italy's always been pretty darn loungey to us – but we can say that the package is a great batch of groovy soundtrack tunes, as sparkling musically as the cover is visually! The set pulls together 15 tracks from obscure 60s and 70s soundtracks – featuring work from some of Italy's hipper composers, and focusing on tunes of theirs with an upbeat, bouncy, mod 60s kind of approach! Titles include "Beirut Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, "Big Doll Shake" by Luis Bacalov, "Inchiesta (new edit)" by Bertio Pisano, "Party Mood" by Armando Trovajoli, and "Seven Times Seven" by The Casuals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat, The Shake, & The Lounge Vol 2 – Optique Cinetique ... CD
GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fuzzed-out groovy 60s tunes – very mod, hip, and out of this world! These tasty little gems are pulled from obscure Italian soundtracks – very nicely collected in this fab package, with an ear-popping sound that includes great work on organ, guitars, electric harpsichord, and other instrumentation just right for coming up with a Blow Up party mood! Titles include "Discoteque Party" by Piero Umiliani, "Franco Nero Shake (new edit)" by Fred Bongusto, "Catherine Spaak Shake (new edit)" by Armando Trovajoli, "Easy Dreamer" by Piero Piccioni, "I Baronetti" by Alessandro Alessandroni, "Gaby Shake" by Nico Fidenco, and "Black Sheep Shake" by Luis Bacalov. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat Vol 1 – Lounge At Cinevox ... CD
Cinevox (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... 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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✨✧ VariousVibrafinger – Get Hip To The Trip: Funk, Jazz, & Afro-beat Classics From The Atlantic Vaults ... CD
BGP/Atlantic (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Nice one! This is a sparkling set of 14 groovers pulled from some of the odder albums on Atlantic Records. Although best known as a soul label, Atlantic also cut some pretty mean funky jazz material – especially during the late 60s/early 70s, when they were running the groovy Vortex and Embryo sub-labels. This set was put together by Russ Dewbury, and it features some great groovers that we almost never see on vinyl these days. Tracks include "Baby, I Don't Know Where" by Air, "Live Humble" by Yusef Lateef, "The Power Of A Smile" by Herb Geller, "Vibrafinger" by Gary Burton, "Jan Jan" by The Fabulous Counts, "New Bell" by Manu Dibango, "Shorty Rides Again" by Les McCann & Eddie Harris, and "Cherrystones" by Eugene McDaniels. Very nice – and very groovy! CD
(Out of print.)
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VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 3 & 4 ... CD
Street Beat, 1980s. Used ... $9.99
Nice one! The Ultimate B & B series needs no introduction from us, and now it's becoming available on CD, with the volumes 3 & 4 gathered together on one disc! Volume 3's one of the best-remembered of the Ultimate Breaks & Beats titles, the one with the spaceman with a mohawk and a boom box on the cover – a sublime assortment of funky tracks, many of which were crucial to the early sound of hip hop! As usual, several of the tracks have an edit that extends the break: "Bongo Rock" by the Incredible Bongo Band, "Pussy Footer" by Jackie Robinson, "Different Strokes" by Syl Johnson, "I Know You Got Soul" by Bobby Byrd and "I Think I'd Do It" by Z.Z. Hill, plus the unedited versions of "Got To Be Real" by Cheryl Lynn, "Apache" by the Incredible Bongo Band , "Dance To The Drummer's Beat" by Herman Kelly & Life, "Give It To You" by UPP, "Sing Sing" by Gaz, "Breakthrough" by Isaac Hayes, "Looking Out My Window" by Tom Jones and "Funky Music Is The Thing" by the Dynamic Corvettes. CD
(Out of print.)
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VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Funky funky Brazil! Mr. Bongo have done it again, and unleashed a killer set of rare funky Brazilian tracks – one that includes some of the most in-demand sample tracks from the old days, plus a few new remixes of other titles. Some of the cuts on the set used to be out on vinyl reissues back in the early 90s, but nearly all of them are hard to find now – and the selection of material is fantastic! The whole thing comes in a great package, with a total of 18 cuts in all. Titles include "Nebulosa" by Tenorio Jr, "Cidade Vazia" by Milton Banana, "Celebration Suite" by Airto, "Bob" by Otto, "Carolina Carol Bela" by Jorge Ben & Toquinho, "Eu Sou Mais Eu" by Ana Mazzotti, "Barumba" by Dom Salvador, "Deus Me Faca Funky" by Skowa & Mafia, "Swinga Samambay" by Trio Mocoto, "Hot Pants Road" by Boogaloo Combo, "Ye Mele" by Luiz Carlos Vinhas, and "Brazilian Beat (dope mix)" by Masters At Work! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKings Of Funk – Compiled By RZA & Keb Darge ... CD
BBE/Rapster (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
It's hard to get any funkier than this – and with Keb Darge and RZA making the call, we'd expect nothing less! RZA gets one disc, Keb the other – and the difference between the taste of the two makes for a really expansive collection – one that's got a few familiar bits that we'd almost forgotten about, next to some harder to find numbers that we're plenty happy to have in a format like this! And leave it to BBE to keep the standards high for packaging and recording quality – serving up a whopping 20 tracks in all, with titles that include "Is It Because I'm Black" by Ken Boothe, "From The Love Side" by Hank Ballard, "Party Time" by Brand New, "The MG Beat" by Mighty Generation, "Will You Love My Child" by Anna Raye, "You Can Make The Change" by Madcliff, "Simple Song" by Zebra, "Genuine" by Sharon Jones, "Family Affair 1973" by MFSB, "Don't Joke With A Hungry Man" by Quantic with Spanky Wilson, "Getting Off On Your Loving" by Sking High, "I Can Deal With That" by Dee Edwards, "Do Your Thing" by Lyn Collins, "Stone Small Talk" by Sly & The Family Stone, "Climax" by Ohio Players, and "Ain't No Sunshine" by Harlem Underground. CD

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✨✧ VariousWhat Is Wrong With Groovin? – A Compilation Of Jazzman Singles ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Brilliant stuff – and long overdue! The Jazzman label has been responsible for some of the best funky 45s we've stocked over the past decade – as they've continually reissued rare gems lost between the shifting sands of time, working through a mixture of tunes that's very expansive, running from funky jazz, jazzy soul, sound library grooves, and even one great tune pulled from an advertisement for forklifts! The Jazzman reissues have all been in limited quantity – and it's no surprise that we've sold out of most of them as soon as they've been released – which is why this 12-track, CD-only retrospective is so essential to listeners with a funky earful! The package brings back the best dozen tunes from the Jazzman reissue series – tunes that we're continually asked for, but can hardly get on reissue anymore – and together, the package is a beautiful blend of tunes that goes way beyond the average funky 45 collection, a mind-blowing package that will have your speakers singing in delight! Titles include "What Is Wrong With Groovin" by Letta Mbulu, "Send In The Clowns" by Lorez Alexandria, "Brasilian Beat" by Los Brasilios, "Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child" by Kathleen Emery, "Nightingale" by Dee Felice Trio, "Ophis Le Serpentaire" by Vincent Geminiani, "Morning Broadway" by Keith Mansfield, "Ya Ya" by Frank Motley, and "Les Electroniciens" by Bruno Spoerri. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBreaks – Original B-Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics – 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A jam packed collection of classic funk that formed the bedrock of the hip hop revolution – iconic breakbeat material and straight up funky treasures – a 2CD set compied by Dean Rudland! This new set celebrates the great earlier Breaks series on Harmless with a nice mix of numbers that are as classic as can be to beat diggers, but only recoginizable for the sampled bits to younger and more mainstream listeners, plus better-remembered classics that are just as important . The set features tracks by Mohawks, Liquid Liquid, Al Green, Taana Gardner, Last Poets, Funkadelic, Cymande, MFSB, Brick, Syl Johnson, The O'Jays, Average White Band and many more. 31 tracks on 2CDs: "The Champ" by Mohawks, "Space Funk" by Manzel, "Get Down With The Philly Sound" by MFSB, "Love And Happiness" by Al Green, "The Message" by Cymande, "Groovin'" by Willie Mitchell, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulsom, "Here I Go Again" by Jean Plum and many more. CD

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✨✧ VariousMighty Mellow 2 The Sequel – A Psycho-Funk Resurrection ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1999. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Call it psycho-funk, call it Brit easy, call it downtempo abstract – whatever the case, it's all great! This second volume in one of our favorite all-time series is a stunner – and it comes up with a sparkling blend of very fresh grooves that we've only ever heard matched by a few other compilations over the past few years. The general vibe is rare soundtrack and sophisticated jazz funk material – and a huge amount of these cuts come from sources we've never seen before! Tracks include "The Rub" by Alan Tew, "Pretexte Indicatifs" by Guy Pederson, "Abstraction" by Projection, "Plummer Park" by Pete Jolly, "My Love For You & The Ugly" by Ed Green, "Beach Buggy" by Pierre Duchamp, "Beat Construction" by David Seeland Band, "Sour Soul" by Gentle Rain, "Night Is Blues" by Performance, "Name Of The Game" by Brian Bennet, and "Bass In Action #1" by Tonio Rubio. 19 cuts in all! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNew York Noise – Dance Music From The New York Underground 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Seminal work from one of the most exciting times in modern music – the groundbreaking New York post-punk, post-disco club years – when everything was up for grabs! The work on the set does a really great job of documenting the way that boundaries were blown during the time – as funk met punk, rock met rap, soul met ska, avant garde met mainstream – all in pursuit of the groove! For years, this period has gone under-documented and under-understood – largely because of the complexity and diversity of the music in the scene. But as always, the folks at Soul Jazz Records have done a fantastic job of bringing the whole thing to light – choosing all the best tracks we could have hoped for, and packaging the album with a great set of notes that really gets at the heart of the matter! Titles include "Baby Dee" by Konk, "You Got Me" by Theoretical Girls, "Contort Yourself" by The Contortions, "You Make No Sense" by ESG, "Beat Bop" by Rammelzee Vs K Rob, "Lesson No 1" by Glenn Branca, "Clean On Your Bean #1" by Dinosaur L, "Helen Fordsdale" by Mars, "Defunkt" by Defunkt, "Button Up" by The Bloods, "5:30" by DNA, "Do Dada" by The Dance, "Wa Wa" by Lizzy Mercier Descloux, "Reduction" by Material, and "Optimo" by Liquid Liquid. CD
(Out of print. Includes original slipcase.)

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