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Various122 BPM – The Birth Of House Music – Mitchbal Records & Chicago Connection Records ... CD
Still Music, 1980s. Used 3 CD's ... $19.99
A crucial look at the Chicago scene in the 1980s – and the first collection to really get at the roots of that city's legendary house music scene! Although later labels – like Trax or DJ International – became known as global forces for dance music in the 80s, the big wave of new ... read more CD
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VariousAcid Rain – Definitive Original Acid & Deep House 1985 to 1991 (5CD set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $28.99
A massive anthology of classic acid and deep house – and a solid effort to anthologize the best of the mid 80s to early 90s heydays – and to trace the it's evolution throughout! Presented and compiled with love acid house legend and globally respected club music guru Terry Farley, Acid ... read more CD

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VariousAcid Thunder – More Definitive Acid & Deep House 1985 to 1991 (5CD box set) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 5CD ... $29.99
The title sounds like some schlocky 80s thriller, but the set's a massive collection of tracks from some of the greatest years of house music – that late 80s explosion of the acid scene in Chicago, which really led to the global circulation of house sounds at so many different levels! This ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousAOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely ... read more CD
Also available AOR Global Sounds 1977 to 1982 ... LP 22.99

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VariousAvco Soul Embassy – Singles Collection ... CD
Avco/Victor (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $29.99
A sweet selection of 70s soul singles from the Avco label – best known as the home to a number of very big groups at the time, but a company that also produced some especially great work that never hit the mainstream! There's a lot of great funky numbers here – cuts that have a bit ... read more CD

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VariousBoogie Woogie Disco ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A pretty cool mix of cuts from the glory days of the disco scene – not just the familiar American tracks you might expect, but also some surprising gems from overseas, too – European disco numbers, and a few Japanese moments too – as you might guess from the manga-styled look of ... read more CD

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VariousBoogie's Gonna Getcha – 80s New York Boogie ... CD
Backbeats (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... $6.99
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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VariousBoston Creative Jazz Scene – 1970 to 1983 (with book) ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's ... read more CD

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VariousBrasileiro Treasure Box Of Funk & Soul ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A stunning set of funky nuggets from 70s Brazil – an expertly chosen collection that really hones in on material that shows the strongest influence on the scene from American work of the time – complete with heavy drums, sharp guitars, funky basslines, and killer keyboards that all ... 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
Also available Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds 1978 to 1982 ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 2 – 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $18.99
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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VariousBrunswick Bubblers – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brunswick/Octave (Japan), New Copy ... $26.99
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with ... read more CD

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VariousBrunswick Revisit – Selected By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A host of great soul cuts from Brunswick Records – all pulled together by Sunaga T! Sunaga has one of the grooviest, most joyous styles of all the Japanese DJs we can think of – and he really brings that approach into play here with some wonderful numbers from Brunswick – most of ... read more CD

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VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – ... read more CD
Also available Can You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 Vol 2 ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousChebran – French Boogie 1980 to 1985 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Very cool sounds from the French scene of the post-disco years – music that reflects that growing embrace of boogie rhythms on European dancefloors, but in ways that are often inflected with new wave and electro soul styles too! The music here is leaner and a lot more creative than the ... read more CD

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VariousCherrystones – Critical Mass/Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 to 1984 ... CD
Touch Sensitive, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
The Cherrystones name is one that we've long been able to trust for funky rock from a variety of generations – early twang of the 50s, garage of the 60s, and psych of the 70s – and this time around, the magical Cherrystones ears are turned towards the post-punk underground of the late ... read more CD
Also available Cherrystones – Critical Mass/Splinters From The Worldwide New-Wave, Post-Punk and Industrial Underground 1978 to 1984 (with download) ... LP 36.99

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those ... read more CD

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VariousCraig Charles Funk & Soul Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 60s/1970s/2015. New Copy 3CD ... $26.99
Craig Charles is one of the coolest DJs working on the BBC these days – once an actor, known for his work in the great Red Dwarf show from years back – now a huge expert on funk and soul, with both a great ear for classic tracks from the 60s and 70s, and some killer work from the ... read more CD

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VariousDance Mania – Ghetto Madness ... CD
Strut (UK), Mid 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Strut Records takes another dip into the rich legacy of Dance Mania Records – one of the longer-lasting imprints on the Chicago house scene – and a label that continued to make lots of great music after others had given up! The focus here is on the later years of Dance Mania – a ... read more CD

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VariousDaniel Wang's Personal West End Megamix ... CD
West End/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $24.99
We're not sure how "personal" this mix might be – given that it's on a CD for commercial sale – but we can say that it's plenty great, and a wonderful collection of rare gems from the catalog of disco powerhouse West End Records! Daniel Wang embraces all the upbeat, quick-jamm ... read more CD
 
 



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