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Various100% Dynamite! – Ska, Soul, Rocksteady, & Funk In Jamaica (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A legendary collection of rare Jamaican grooves – the first-ever reggae compilation from Soul Jazz Records – and a mighty dip into the huge catalog of Studio One! The collection's over a dozen years old, but it's still incredibly crucial – and this re-presentation gets new ... (Reggae, Funky Compilations) read more CD
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Various808 – The Compilation ... CD
Essential, 1980s/Early 90s/2016. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A great look at the Roland 808 – that important drum machine that not only formed the basis for some key hip hop classics, but also set the stage for countless cuts to come! The set begins in the early 80s New York scene – and features up three different mixes of two different ... read more CD

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VariousAfter School Special – The 123s Of Kid Soul ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A fantastic follow-up to the legendary Home Schooled collection from Numero Group – and, like that one, a set that focuses on the surprisingly great genre of kid soul that flourished in the 70s – in the wake of bigger groups like the Jackson Five, Sylvers, and 5 Stairsteps! These ... read more CD
Also available After School Special – The 123s Of Kid Soul ... LP 21.99

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VariousAlright! – Black American Dance Music From The Disco Era ... CD
BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the ... read more CD

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VariousAt The Club – 25 Blistering Soul Essentials ... CD
Atlantic/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Killer soul from the 60s – a wonderfully rich array of hard soul grooves – all with a superb pedigree! The "At" here is short for "Atlantic" – as in Atlantic Records, the source of all the very groovy cuts on this set – as well as some from the early ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBack On The Street Again – Australian Funk, Soul, & Psych (Mostly) From The Festival Vaults ... CD
Festival/Warner (Australia), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic collection of rare funk and soul from the Australian scene of the 70s – and a collection that goes way past some of the more familiar ground covered by other compilations! There have been a few key looks at the Aussie scene over the years – all of them really revelatory ... read more CD
Also available Back On The Street Again – Australian Funk, Soul, & Psych (Mostly) From The Festival Vaults ... LP 29.99

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 3 – Hand Picked By Guts & Mambo ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A deep selection of grooves that are warm and breezy, but also nicely tripped out at times – way more than a simple compilation of sunny sounds – and instead a globe-spanning set of diverse gems! Volume 3 includes sun toasted sounds from tropical climates, plus similar-minded numbers ... read more CD

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VariousBeach Diggin' Vol 4 – Hand Picked By Mambo & Guts ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
The fourth fantastic volume in this wonderful series – and maybe the best so far, as the Beach Diggin groove has extended past its familiar boundaries – to pick up rare soulful sounds from points all over the globe! The approach is wonderful – with a focus on slinky cuts that ... read more CD

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VariousBeats & Breaks – Just A Mellow Groove ... CD
Solid (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $8.99
Lots of beats and breaks – and the groove is a lot less mellow than you'd guess from the title! Tracks are pulled from some of the coolest indie labels of the 70s – Brunswick, HDH, and Salsoul – and the focus is on tracks that have lots of heavy drums and sharp changes – of ... read more CD

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VariousBest Of Pied Piper Days ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
A fantastic set of gems from the American scene – work from a time when the singer-songwriter mode was really coming into its own, and starting to blossom in a range of very unique styles! The "Pied Piper" term in the title is a reference to a famous Tokyo record store – ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD
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VariousBethlehem For Cafe Apres Midi ... CD
Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy ... $15.99
A cool collection of classic work from the Bethlehem Records label – and one that's got a very different vibe than usual! The set's part of the excellent Cafe Apres Midi series from Japan – and like other volumes in the series, there's a special focus on groovier, more upbeat numbers ... read more CD

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VariousBig Deal – Weinberger Funk Library 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Big deal, indeed – as this excellent set looks at a really under-tapped source of sound library funk from the 70s – a small British company who was turning out glorious grooves in the same classic years as KPM or DeWolfe! The players here are mostly British, and many are more obscure ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Big Deal – Weinberger Funk Library 1975 to 1979 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd ... read more CD

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VariousBlack Man's Cry – The Inspiration Of Fela Kuti (CD & book) ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy ... $5.99 19.98
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBlack Roots – Funky & Abstract Directions In Jazz 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Atlantic/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Some of the hippest jazz tracks ever recorded by Atlantic Records – a great blend of numbers that mixes together modal groovers, funky jams, and hard-hitting soul jazz tracks! The music here nicely steps around a number of different styles, and a number of different artists – and ... read more CD

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VariousBoogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBoogie's Gonna Getcha – 80s New York Boogie ... CD
Backbeats (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $8.99
Underground club from the New York scene of the 80s – a mix of late disco, early hip hop, and some prime boogie groovers! The tracks are relatively long – mostly pulled from 12" singles – and there's a nicely eclectic mix of tunes here, really showing the scope of styles ... read more CD

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at ... read more CD

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VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians ... read more CD
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... LP 22.99

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VariousBreezin – Cool, Smooth, & Funky Instrumentals ... CD
Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A sweet set of jazzy instrumentals from the 70s – tunes from a time when the jazz funk groove was getting warmed up by larger production and arrangements that are perfect for the mellow moods in this collection! Most of these numbers still have a funky component, but a laidback vibe – ... read more CD
 
 



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