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✨✧ VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 2 – More Trash Classics from Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Raw soul, heavy funk, snotty rock, and raucous R&B – all pulled from the legendary record collection of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy! The sounds here are the sorts that went onto form the blueprint for The Cramps – and the package is overflowing with rare gems that are hand-picked by the pair – the kind of underground, indie singles that have always made record-digging so great – plucked up by Lux and Ivy in the years before most of us even started searching for wax! The cool set features two dozen tunes – and titles include "Drive Daddy Drive" by Little Sylvia, "Stormy Weather" by The Five Sharps, "Rock A Bongo Boogie" by Terry Snyder, "Red Headed Flea" by The Caps, "Chickie Run" by Homer Denison Jr, "99 Chicks" by Ron Haydock & The Boppers, "Baby Brother" by Bill Carter & The Rovin Gamblers, "Service With A Smile" by The Kuf-Linx, "Imagination" by The Quotations, "Tongue Tied" by Betty McQuade, and "The Vulture" by Ronny Ray's Playboys. (Rock, Funky Compilations) CD
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VariousDarker Than Blue – Soul From Jamdown 1973 to 1980 ... CD
Blood & Fire (UK), 1970s. Used ... $33.99
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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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist ... CD
BGP (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Jump blues, rollicking R&B, proto rock, Northern Soul and otherwise rawly stomping stormers selected by DJ Andy Smith – a cool compilation of late 50s and 60s treasures that you might hear on one of his Jump Up Twist club nights! There's some familiar names in the set list for deep digging fans of any of the above styles, but there are no tracks that come even close to being overplayed, and each one is a winner – cuts by Wynonie Harris, Wynona Carr, Al Ferrier, Toni & The Showmen, Johnny Guitar Watson, Alton Ellis, The Skatalites, Luther Ingram, Mickey Champion, The San Francisco TKOs and more. Numbers flow one to the next with a skillful touch! Titles include "Bloodshot Eyes" by Wynonie Harris, "Ooo Little Girl" by Floyd Dixon, "Tracks To Your Mind" by The Sounds Of Lane, "Ska Beat" by Alton Ellis, "Collie Bud" by Skatalites, "Hit, Git And Split" by Young Jessie, "Make Up Your Mind" by San Francisco TKOs and more. 23 in all. CD

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VariousModernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Not the modernism of high art or experimental literature – and instead the upbeat, totally groovy sound of British mods in the 60s – served up here in a wicked batch of American soul tracks from the time! The style here is a bit Northern Soul, but also has a bit more of the blues and R&B elements that inspired some of the Brit rock acts of the time – but served up here by the originators from our side of the Atlantic, and with the kind of attention to special tracks and rare singles that we've come to expect from the great folks at Kent Records! This is more than just a rehash of older hits or overplayed numbers – and instead, the carefully-chosen set list really gets right to the heart of the matter – and backs up its musical magic with a great set of notes, photos, and label scans. Titles include "Ain't That Soul" by Teddy Reynolds, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "Crossroads In Your Heart" by The Shirelles, "Beg Me" by Chuck Jackson, "Cinderella Jones" by Sammy Jones, "We Gonna Rub (part 1)" by Joe Johnson, "Night Beat" by Kenny Smith & The Lovelighters, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "The Life Of The Party" by Joan Moody, "The Phillie" by The M&Ms & The Peanuts, "Private Eye" by Wallace Johnson, "Listen To Me Baby" by Ralph Ventsha & Red Julian Quartet, and "When One Of Them Won't" by The Turn Arounds. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
Also available Modernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD 14.99

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VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. Used 2CD ... $11.99
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
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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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VariousSanctified (Tower Records edition) ... CD
Blue Note, 1960s. Used ... $6.99
A great blend of gospel roots and 60s soul jazz – served up in a smattering of key sides from Blue Note Records! The "gospel" here is more a vibe than a straight interpretation of the genre – and most of these numbers are soul jazz tunes that draw from gospel inspiration, but move things into a hipper, more grooving sort of style. Titles include "Go Down Moses" by Grant Green, "Rev Moses" by Lou Donaldson, "A Baptist Beat" by Hank Mobley, "Amen" by Donald Byrd, "Moanin" by Art Blakey, and "Christo Redentor" by Donald Byrd. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSoul Of Science 2 – Compiled By Kirk Degiorgio & Ian O'Brien ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
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 ... $9.99
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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✨✧ VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Part 1 of the legendary compilation series of James Brown Productions for his own People Records imprint – with monster tracks by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo! Now a long-established treasure trove of stone classic funky soul, it's easy to forget that the deeper legacy of the People Records roster was pretty well overshadowed by James Brown's pivotal figure for quite a few years before this hugely necessary series. It was a sampler's dream in the 80s, and it's still a listener's dream – and a vital overview of once overlooked gems! Tracks include "Same Beat" by the Fred Wesley & The JBs, "Parrty" by Maceo & The Macks, "If You Don't Get It The First Time" by Fred Wesley & The JBs, "Take Me Just As I Am" by Lyn Collins, "Rock Me Again & Again & Again & Again" by Lyn Collins, "Hot Pants Road" by The JBs, "Mama Feelgood" by Lyn Collins, "Think" by Lyn Collins, and "Gimme Some More" by The JBs! CD
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James Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD 10.99
James Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... LP 26.99

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