Funky Compilations — All

Great compilations from labels like Soul Jazz, Ace, Numero, BBE, Vampi Soul, BGP, Luv N Haight, Harmless, Tramp, Jazzman, and others!


K-Def Edit search

Sort by
Partial matches: 2
Partial matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousJukebox Mambo 2 – Rumba & Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949 to 1960 (6 x 10" albums – plus book & bonus tracks) ... LP
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 6 x 10inch & Book ... Out Of Stock
The great second volume of this genre-defining series – a set that looks at a really unique strain of R&B in the 50s – a special sort of groove that mixed together jazz, Latin, and other soulful styles! There's plenty of percussion on most of these numbers, but there's also lots of bluesy elements too – electric guitar, tenor, and firey piano – mixed with soulful vocals that leap wonderfully out of the vivid arrangements – at a level that really makes these tunes pretty darn unique! Some cuts have a vibe that's like jump blues, taking a drink of 50s Latin – while others almost have a Spanish Harlem sort of hybrid, but years before the later Latin Soul scene – a really vibrant mix of modes that keeps things exciting throughout. Titles include "All I Have Is You" by Johnny Oliver, "I Love Your Many Ways" by Lincoln Chase, "Calypso Blues" by Zilla Mayes, "Jimmy's Jive" by Jimmy Nolen, "All Night Long" by Four Blazes, "She Wants To Mambo" by The Chanters, "Satisfied" by Billy Emerson, "Chano" by Ron Rico with Sax Kari, "Later Gator" by Freddie Mitchell, "Denga Denga" by Ashton Savoy, "Gee I Love You" by John McKinnye & The Premiers, and "Summertime" by Red Saunders. Totally amazing package, too – in an "album", like a set of vintage 78s – with 6 pieces of 10" vinyl that play at 45rpm for excellent sound, and a very cool booklet of notes, too. Also includes four tracks not on the other 2LP or CD sets! LP, Vinyl record album

Partial matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ VariousStudio One Dancehall – Sir Coxsone In The Dance – The Foundation Sound ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The first great wave of dancehall from Studio One – which also marks the late wave of Jamaican innovation before the label's move to New York in the 80s! The music here is often build upon structures forged in earlier Studio One recordings – but updated with a dubbier late 70s vibe, and sometimes infused with a sense of politics that reflects the growing hardship in Jamaica, and the heady political struggle that was taking place. There's a harder edge to these tracks than reggae from a few years before – and you can definitely hear the core sounds that lead to the more bombastic dancehall that would come to play a decade later. Titles include "I Don't Know Why" by Doreen Schaeffer, "Rebel Disco" by Brentford Disco Set, "Thanks & Praise" by Devon Russell, "Noah In The Ark" by Lone Ranger, "Lend Me The Sixteen" by Johnny Osbourne, "Why Oh Why" by Ernest Wilson, "Roots & Herb Style" by Field Marshall Haye, "Lonely Lover" by Slim Smith, and "Far East" by Barry Brown. Packaged with the usual Soul Jazz flair and great set of notes! (Reggae, Funky Compilations) CD

⇑ Top