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VariousRhythm & Blues Beat Vol 2 – 1964 to 1969 ... CD
Island, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 1 – Trash Classics from Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing package – filled with loads of rare gems – all vintage vinyl nuggets from the enormous collection of The Cramps! Lux Interior and Poison Ivy are legendary record collectors – and have been digging in thrift stores, warehouses, and basements for many decades – filling a love of music that even predates the formation of their famous group – and which went onto inform the sounds they made on their own! Given that the duo were out there digging for many years before the rest of us, they've definitely gotten their hands on some amazing gems over the years – a good number of which are presented here – subtitled in ways that really give you an idea of the sounds – "ghoulish exotica", "lip-curling rock n roll", "crazy mixed up sounds", and "instrumental madness". Titles include "The Cave" by Gary Spider Webb, "Wild Man Walk" by The Ebonettes, "Mashed Potatoes" by Noble Watts, "Unitar Rock" by Willie Joe & His Unitar, "Jibba Jab" by Tic & Toc, "From The Top Of Your Guggle" by The Five Blobs, "Gang War" by Gene Maltais, "Sugar Doll" by Johnny Jay, "Bongo Beatin Beatnik" by Joe Hall & The Corvettes, and "Dragon Walk" by The Noblemen. (Rock, Funky Compilations) CD

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✨✧ VariousItalian Lounge Beat Party ... CD
Black Cat (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy groovy soundtrack music from Italy – mostly pulled from sources that we've not had before on reissues, and mixed together nicely with a good variety of styles. The set has fuzzy guitar, electric sitar, bubbly organ, riffing sax, and the occasional swinging vocal passage – and some of the cuts are presented in different and alternate versions. Titles include "Super Colpo Da 7 Miliardi" by Orchestra Willy Brezza, "Richmond Bridge (film version 2)" by Piero Piccioni, "Humanity" by Armando Trovajoli, "La Pecora Nera (shake)" by Luis Bacalov, "Fiorella With The Umbrella (2 versions)" by Armando Trovajoli, "Love War Call" by Piero Piccioni, and "Baronetti" by Alessandro Alessandroni. 18 cuts in all – and nicely put together with some interview work by the folks who do the Il Giaguaro magazine! CD
(Out of print.)
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✨✧ VariousThey Call It Crossover – More Midtempo Soul Gems ... CD
Back Beat (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
They call it crossover, we call it great – a wonderful assortment of rare soul treasures from the late 60s and early 70s, most of them in a mellow midtempo groove! The term "crossover" isn't used as the way we'd use it here – in that these aren't commercial hits from the mainstream. Instead, they've got a great vibe that takes them past some of the harder dancefloor numbers of the period – warm enough to win the heart of just about any listener, with a sweet groove that really gets you from the start! Many of the tracks are from the east coast scene of the early 70s – but there's also some key Chicago and Detroit numbers too – and titles include "Crying Time Is Over" by Tony Love, "Without You Here" by Gene Chandler, "Who Will Do Your Running Now" by Marvin Smith, "It Could've Been Me" by Erma Franklin, "Ain't It Funny What Love Can Do" by Kenny Young, "Don't You Wake Me" by 100 Proof Aged In Soul, "I Don't Need Nobody" by Gloria Edwards, "Lovely Woman" by Eldridge Holmes, and "The Sweetest Thing" by Channel 3. CD
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VariousDarker Than Blue – Soul From Jamdown 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), 1970s. Used ... $28.99
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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VariousForge Your Own Chains – Heavy Psychedelic Ballads and Dirges 1968 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $6.99
Rare psychedelia from all over the world – rock, soul, funk and astral folk – styles flowing cohesively on a single compilation thanks to the killer melodies, hard drums & percussion, and the impeccable taste of the Now Again/Stones Throw team! Forge Your Own Chains, simply put, is one of the best ever compilations of its kind. A few of the tracks have been reissued in some capacity and have recognizable names to rare psych and funk collectors – it's to Now Again's credit that they're going for a great experience rather than simply compiling the deepest, darkest rarities – but that said, all this stuff is obscure in the grand scheme and totally amazing. It features tracks from the US, Colombia, Sweden, Iran, Nigeria and beyond – tracks by Ofege, East Of Underground, DR Hooker, Baby Grandmothers, Ana Y Jaime, The Strangers and more. Amazing, hard grooving psychedelia for obscure rock and rare beat diggers alike! Titles include "Song Of A Sinner" by Top Drawer, "Smiling Faces Sometimes" by East Of Underground, "Forge Your Own Chains" by DR Hooker, ""Don't You Feel Me" by Damon, "Two To Make A Pair" by The Strangers, "It's Not Easy" by Ofege, "Somebody's Calling My Name" by Baby Grandmothers and more. 15 tracks in all. (Rock, 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 ... $12.99
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

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VariousSoul Of Science 2 – Compiled By Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 2002. Used ... $4.99
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
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VariousWest End Mixtape Sessions Vol 1 – Mixed By Marley Marl ... CD
West End, Late 70s/Early 80s/2005. Used 2CDs ... $6.99
Marley Marl cuts it up with the classic West End catalog – serving up a funky mix of classic club, spacey disco, and a few great old school tracks as well! Given how strongly the West End work has been reissued in the hands of more club-based DJs over the years, it's great to hear the material given a hip hop twist – especially because Marley's choice of cuts includes a few key numbers that have fallen off of other West End sets, and which are more than welcome here, especially because they really increase the edge of the mix! CD 1 features a 16 track mix with the cuts "Heartbeat" by Taana Gardner, "No Sense" by D'Bora, "Fresh Avenue" by Diamind D, "Get Into The Mix" by DJ Divine, "Sessomato" by Sessomato, "B-Beat Classic" by B+, "Do It To The Music" by Raw Silk, "Give Your Body Up To The Music" by Billy Nichols, "Heat You Up" by Shirley Lites, "Is It All Over My Face" by Loose Joints, "Don't Make Me Wait" by NYC Peech Boys, and "Ride On The Rhythm" by Mahogany. CD 2 features 8 tracks from the full mix – presented unmixed! (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousIn-Kraut 3 – Hip Shaking Grooves Made In Germany 1967 to 1974 ... CD
Marina (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The Krauts are at it again – moving and grooving in a hip array of funk and mod styles from the 60s and 70s – most of which are even fuzzier and more upbeat than on previous volumes! The music here is heavy on Hammond, guitar, and romping drums – and a fair bit of tunes have English language too – sometimes sung with a slight German accent, which further enforces the charm of the songs! As before, the whole package is completely top-shelf – filled with obscure German gems we'd never have heard otherwise – and supported with full notes on the music, including track by track details on each tone. Given that there's 20 titles in all on the set, that's a heck of a lot of information – so you'll have plenty to read while listening to groovers that include "Glory Be" by Daisy Clan, "Fever" by Certain Lions & Tigers, "Drift" by Heinz Kiessling, "The Beat Goes On" by Inga, "La Avispa" by The Rainbow Orchestra, "Butterflies Never Cry" by Georgees, "Whole Lotta Love" by Dieter Zimmermann, "My Soul Is Black" by Gene Williams, "High" by Karl Schiller, "Stroke It" by Ingfried Hoffmann, "That's Me Boy" by Memphis Black, and "Hipguard" by Acid. CD

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✨✧ VariousUltimate Italian Disco Funk Collection Vol 1 ... CD
PTG (France), Early 80s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderfully wicked collection of tunes – all solid 80s groovers from a variety of Italian groups – most of whom we'd never heard before! The style here isn't the cheesy electronic Italian disco you might know from crossover chart hits – but a bass-heavy, boogie-grooving, post-disco style that's filled with the same great jazzy riffs and keyboard parts you'd expect from American club soul of the time. Grooves often roll into some tightly snapping rollerskating rhythms – and although most instrumentation is electric, including the percussion, the overall sound is wonderfully soulful throughout. Titles include "Don't You Want My Lovin (dance mix)" by Michael Baker, "Gimme Your Love (voc disco mix)" by The Gong's Gang, "Dig It" by Kasso, "Silly Reason" by George Aaron, "My Mind" by Korja, "Love Shot (club)" by The Armed Gang, "Miss Manhattan" by Metropole, "Ride The Beam" by Selection, "Hang On It" by Trance, and "Dance On The Beat" by Boeing. CD

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✨✧ VariousWomen In Lounge – A Female Vocal Excursion In The Dreamy Land Of Italian Movie Soundtracks ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really sweet little collection of Italian soundtrack tunes – with a focus on female singers, especially those of the sweet and dreamy type! The set goes way past the obvious Italian tunes – to include a number of wonderful tracks we never would have known about otherwise – many in the Morricone-esque vocalized mode of the early 70s, others in more of a groovy beat-style mode. Tracks include "Hiasmina" by Jean Seberg, "Agente 077 Dall Oriente Con Furore" by Lydia MacDonald, "Let's Find Out" by Isabel Bond, "A Doppia Faccia" by Nora Orlandi, "Basta Buardarla" by Edda Dell'orso, "La Notte Piu Lunga Del Diavolo" by Giulia Alessandroni, "The More I Love You I Love You More" by Shawn Robinson, and "Richmond Bridge" by Julie Rogers. Lots more – with 20 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcase.)

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✨✧ VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
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
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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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