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Paolo Achenza 4Branches ... CD
A.MA (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
It's been many years since we last heard from Paolo Achenza – the Italian keyboardist who was one of the first to bring the Fender Rhodes back in the early 90s – and an important early force on the Italian label Schema Records! It's been nearly 20 years since Paolo's last for Schema ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Onom Agemo & The Disco JumpersLiquid Love (180 gram pressing with download) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 30.98
Timeless psychedelic dancefloor grooves from Berlin-based quintet Onom Agemo & The Disco Jumpers! Liquid Love has a pretty unique sound, blending danceable soul jazz and Afro Funk-inspired rhythms & winds with vintage organs & synths – making for a cool mix of moods! It's playful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Akoya Afrobeat EnsemblePDP ... CD
Afrobomb, 2008. Used ... $4.99
A full-length cooker from Akoya Afrobeat Ensemble – a group who normally manage to pack an album's worth of energy into a 12" single! Given that talent, you can imagine how much is going on here – thanks to some very long tracks that serve up a classic 70s-styled take on Afrobeat ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in ... read more CD

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B-Side PlayersAll I Want/La Vuelta ... 7-inch
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm mix of funk, reggae, and a bit of hip hop – served up in a tune that comes across with a crackling sort of freshness overall! Lyrics are a mix of sung chorus and spoken verses – and the groove has a rising/falling horn passage that really underscores the meaning of the tune! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BaastBazaar (with bonus download) ... LP
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $13.99 19.99
Very spiritual sounds from Baast – a group with roots in the Heru Avenger/Initiates International world at the early part of this century – re-emerging here with an even sharper sound! Heru Avenger John Basil is in the group on bass, and is credited with "visions" for the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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BaastDimensions ... LP
Initiates International/Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99
A surprising new project from the same Cali underground scene that gave us some of the Heru Avenger records from years back – done in a style that's even more jazz-based and spiritual than before! All tracks are long and spiraling – with heavy bass at the bottom from Heru Avenger, plus ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
A sweet steel band cover of the funky classic "Jungle Fever" – that great groove you'll know from the famous original by Chakachas – served up here with even more of a funky drum break on the intro, and the added charm of funky steel drums! Those drums sound equally great on ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandScorpio/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Badbadnotgood feat Kaytranada & Snoop DoggLavender EP (Nightfall remix, original version, Nightfall acapella – with etched art side) ... 12-inch
Innovative Leisure, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $17.99 19.98
Masterful jazz-funk-hip hop hybridizers Badbadnotgood nail it once again– on an incredibly cool 12" remix of their stellar IV album standout "Lavender" – with a remix & additional verse by hip hop eternal force Snoop Dogg! The killer original is here, with that thick, ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – with an etched B side!)

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Andrea BalducciSpooky/Hurt So Bad ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $4.99
Two of the coolest cuts from Andrea Balducci's excellent album on Schema – a slow, slinky version of "Spooky", with sweet Fender Rhodes under the lyrics – and a super-dope funk remake of "Hurt So Bad" – with even more Rhodes, and a groove that really beats the ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bamma GammaBack To The Zoo/Cannibalism ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
The drums are funky and the guitar is mighty – folded together alongside each other in this mighty nice way – almost with the focused frenzy of a Dennis Coffey funky 45 from way back! "Cannibalism" is cool too – a bit more romping in the groove, but still with lots of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Basement FreaksAll That Funk!/Calling The Jams ... 7-inch
Boogieburg, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Fast beats and lots of old-school riffing here – a cut that almost sounds like a deft remix of vintage JBs material – with nicely breaking drums at the bottom, and some tasty horn solos over the top! "Calling The Jams" is more 80s overall – keyboards, basslines, and ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bei Bei & Shawn LeeYear Of The Funky ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
Very cool sounds from the duo of Bei Bei and Shawn Lee – and a set we love even more than their previous collaboration! The sound here is very spare, but in the best sort of way – as it allows for plenty of focus on the exotic harp sounds provided by Bei Bei, which are then set to ... read more CD

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Big Mean Sound MachineRunnin For The Ghost (with bonus download) ... LP
Peace & Rhythm, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
These guys aren't mean at all – as their groove is so warm and rhythmically compelling, they feel pretty darn friendly right from the very first note! The music's a compelling hybrid of Latin, African, and other rhythmic modes – served up with a freshness that's a nice change from some ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Miles BonnyLet It Out EP ... LP
Bastard Jazz (UK), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
Beautifully layered vocals, trumpet, and beats from Miles Bonny – a set that reminds us that he's still one of the freshest talents in the contemporary underground! All the tracks here were recorded in KC, but have a future soul sound that can easily rival work on either side of the Atlantic ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles BradleyChange For The World/Revelations ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
Mighty righteous sounds from Charles Bradley – a strong message-oriented cut that's set to a slow funk groove – one that steps boldly and proudly, but never too fast – which lets Bradley really take off on his vocal lead, and build things up wonderfully towards the end! "Reve ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... read more CD
 
 



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