The best work yet from Kansas City groover Miles Bonny – smoldering, modern hip hop soul from a singer and a roster of collaborators and labelmates who started good – and get better and better with each new thing we hear! It's slow cooked material for the most part, but it pulls you ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Cheebacabra return to the funky fold – with a set that offers up both unreleased material for the sessions from their previous three records, plus remixes of tracks from those albums as well! The remixes take a variety of approaches – some really cutting into the tunes, some layering ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Numbered, limited to 500 copies. Includes download and poster!)
The greatest work we've heard so far from DeRobert Adams and the Half-Truths – a record that really pushes the singer into classic soul territory! DeRobert has always had a vintage approach to his music – but this full set plumbs a depth we never would have expected at the start – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Not really loose change – but a set of super-tight tracks from the great El Michels Affair – all recorded around the sessions for their Sounding Out The City album, and appearing here for the first time ever! The set shows an even richer vibe than on that classic album – great ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(This 2008 repress of the LP is newly remastered.)
East coast instrumental funk players working together as Fabulous Three – Leon Michels, Jeff Dynamite, Quincy Bright, Homer Steinweiss, Phillip Lehman, Michael Leonhart and others from the Truth & Soul team – with a sound that's a blend of gritty raw funk, hazier psych soul ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing chapter in the career of Lee Fields – an artist who's been moving our souls for decades, but who just keeps on growing in these really great ways! Unlike the fragile style of My World, or the heady southern soul of Faithful Man, Emma Jean's got this very different vibe – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes digital download. Limited colored vinyl version – nearly sold out!)
Early early work from Lee Fields – a set originally issued at the end of the 70s, but with a raw funky power that's much more like music from a decade before! The set was a real anomaly at the time, and was passed over for years – but through the decades, it's earned Lee legendary ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Fields & The Expressions —
My World ... LP Truth & Soul, 2009. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the deepest, darkest sounds we've ever heard from The Heliocentrics – and that's saying a lot, given the freak and fuzz of these guys' other work! The music has an especially echoey feel – one that comes through in the use of analogue electronics that makes some passages feel ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A tight little combo that manages to make an awful lot with just a little – a trio that mostly features bass, drums, and keyboards – but with a soaring, stretched-out vibe that brings in plenty of global touches! The group are a unique one in the Legere Records lineup – as their ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings —
Naturally ... LP Daptone, 2004. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the best soul music comebacks we've ever heard – and one of the few contemporary records like this to have a really cohesive feel overall! This isn't just a new group working with an older singer – but a tremendous blending of the skilled soul vocals of Sonny Knight with just ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dubbed-up version of The Lions album This Generation – done at a level that's very faithful to the format, especially considering the classic Kingston vibe of the original versions! There's a few new bits here – greatly extrapolated from the album's recordings – but most ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Mighty Mocambos wear white on the cover this time around – dressing their best to welcome in a whole host of great guest stars – from Africa Bambaataa, to Shawn Lee, Nichola Richards, Donald D, Peter Thomas, Charlie Funk, DeRobert, and Hektek – a really surprising range of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Latin funk & soul from Paris – with a very tight groove and plenty of love for classics that they spin with fresh verve! The work works on some far reaching Latin touches, from Nuyorican salsa to Columbian funk and Chicano soul – the drums and percussion always prominent in the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens —
Cold World ... LP Daptone, 2014. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album