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Heavy funk from the contemporary scene -- from labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Now Again, Schema, Freestyle, and Legere!




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Saun & StarrLook Closer ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mighty debut of Saun & Starr – a female soul duo who have been best known for their backing work behind Sharon Jones – stepping out here into the spotlight with some great support from the Dap-Kings! Although funky, the duo also have more of a deep soul approach than Sharon ... read more CD
Also available Look Closer (with bonus download) ... LP 14.99

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Saun & StarrLook Closer (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The mighty debut of Saun & Starr – a female soul duo who have been best known for their backing work behind Sharon Jones – stepping out here into the spotlight with some great support from the Dap-Kings! Although funky, the duo also have more of a deep soul approach than Sharon ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus download too!)
Also available Look Closer ... CD 12.99

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Shaolin AfronautsFollow The Path/Outside Beyond ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy 2CDs ... $11.99
The Shaolin Afronauts have definitely followed their own path in recent years – a musical journey that's taken them way past their Afro Funk roots, into rich, complicated territory that seems to span the globe with its sound! Core elements here echo classic Nigerian, Ethiopian, and West ... read more CD

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Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensWhat Have You Done, My Brother? ... CD
Daptone, 2009. Used ... $4.99
A gospel album, but one with deep funk roots – the first full length album from Naomi Shelton, a vocalist we first came to love for her funky 45s on the Desco and Daptone labels! The music's a great mix of gospel vocals and some of the heavy soul sounds we've come to expect from Daptone ... read more CD
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✨✧ Snarky PuppyCulcha Vulcha ... CD
Universal, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Snarky Puppy find a whole new global current here – coming together in a style that mixes their usual soulful funk with a range of interesting percussion elements – in styles that sometimes remind us of our favorite creative sounds from the Brazilian or Afro Funk instrumental scene, but ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Snarky PuppyFamily Dinner Vol 2 (CD & DVD) ... CD
Universal, 2016. New Copy CD & DVD ... $17.99 19.98
Snarky Puppy serve up a second family dinner – and this time around, their sound is even more expansive than before – still strongly done in that warm, tight blend of live instrumentation, but also augmented with a host of global elements as well! The core style is still very soulful, ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Snowboy & The Latin SectionNew York Afternoon ... CD
Snowboy (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $14.99
The strongest album in years from the mighty Snowboy – a set that firmly returns him to his Latin roots, but with a sound that's even better than before! The approach is perfect – loads of strong congas and percussion from the leader, and a wickedly jazzy lineup that do way more than ... read more CD
Also available New York Afternoon ... LP 24.99

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Snowboy & The Latin SectionNew York Afternoon ... LP
Snowboy (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The strongest album in years from the mighty Snowboy – a set that firmly returns him to his Latin roots, but with a sound that's even better than before! The approach is perfect – loads of strong congas and percussion from the leader, and a wickedly jazzy lineup that do way more than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available New York Afternoon ... CD 14.99

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SorcerersSorcerers ... CD
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $15.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Soul Sugar feat Courtney JohnAll I Know (orig, version) ... 7-inch
Sugar Shack (France), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
A moodier record than usual from Soul Sugar – still funky, but in a dark and slow-stepping style – one that feels nice and spooky, too, thanks to some good use of echo around the rhythms – all of which sets this perfect backdrop for the equally moody lyrics from Courtney John ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Souljazz OrchestraResistance (with bonus CD) ... LP
Strut (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $21.99
Hard to resist the groove of a group this great – one of the longer-running Afro Funk combos around, and one of the best too! The group definitely have a touch of the soulful jazz promised by their name – thanks to strong solos on alto, tenor, and baritone – which often break out ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the full album on CD.)

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SuffersSuffers ... CD
Rhyme & Reason, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
No suffering here – as these guys have an upbeat, joyous sound that really grabs us right away – a warm vibe that's very much their own, and which is a nice change from some of the more posturing retro soul on the market! In fact, although these guys work in an old school mode of live ... read more CD

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Sugarman ThreeWhat The World Needs Now (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
The return of the great ones – and quite possibly the funkiest album ever from The Sugarman Three – a crowning achievement for this funky combo that we've loved for years! The core trio is still in place – soaring Hammond, tight tenor, and heavy drums – but they've also ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleSure Fire Soul Ensemble (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A mighty full length debut from the Sure Fire Soul Ensemble – a group we've really been digging on funky 45s, and who seem to serve up even more great work in the space of an album! The sound here is deeper than the usual funky combo – with some of the more complicated lines and colors ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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James Taylor QuartetBumpin On Frith Street – Live At Ronnie Scotts (180 gram pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $26.99
Hammond legend James Taylor takes the stage at the legendary Ronnie Scott's Club in London – a place he could have hardly imagined gracing back in his early 80s years on the mod scene! Yet Ronnie's come a hell of a long way since those days – and has emerged as one of the best ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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James Taylor QuartetRochester Mass ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $14.99
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... read more CD

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Jimi Tenor/Kalle Kalima/Joonas RiippaTenors Of Kalma – Electric Willow ... CD
Yellow Bird (Germany), 2015. New Copy ... $7.99 15.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Jimi Tenor in a while – and a set that's a really great sideways-step from some of his other recent music! There's still elements of the spiritual jazz currents that Jimi's been exploring for the past decade or so, but the group's also leaner, and ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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TPS (The Preservation Society)UFO/Space 1999 ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Great grooves here – deep funk versions of two sci-fi tracks penned by Brit maestro Barry Gray! "UFO" is a stunner – and gets this great Alan Hawkshaw-styled organ line right up front – which adds plenty of soul and plenty of class as the band vamps along! The title ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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TrigeminoIn Sound We Trust ... CD
Cometa (Italy), 2015. New Copy ... $19.99
A contemporary Italian combo, but one who hit a very strong 70s sound library vibe – so much so that the older Cometa label decided to issue this album by the group! And honestly, the set fits right in with the same classic spirit of the legendary Cometa releases from the 70s – all the ... (Sound Library, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Vibration Black FingerVibration Black Finger EP ... LP
Enid (UK), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A very cool project from Lascelle Gordon – an artist with a legacy that goes back to early years in Brand New Heavies, and work for Gilles Peterson's Talkin Loud label – very much back in focus here on a hip project with a spiritual jazz sort of groove! At some level, this EP release ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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