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AntibalasAntibalas ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Black Market BrassCheat & Start A Fight ... CD
Secret Stash, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
Don't let the "brass" in the title throw you off – as these guys are more of an Afro Funk ensemble than any sort of New Orleans-styled group – a combo that's actually only got a single trumpet and trombone in the mix, alongside loads of riffing guitar and heavy percussion! ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Cheat & Start A Fight (with download) ... LP 16.99

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Charles BradleyChanges ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... read more CD
Also available Changes (with download) ... LP 14.99

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $8.99 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
Also available No Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP 13.99

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JC BrooksNeon Jungle ... CD
Rock Ridge, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
JC Brooks parts company with the Uptown Sound – and comes across here with a completely different sound! Brooks is a Chicago soul singer whose risen to great acclaim with that previous group – who've given him a retro-styled, old school soul approach – but here, he comes across ... read more CD

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Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – ... read more CD
Also available Brown Sabbath 2 ... CD 9.99

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... CD
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Don't Give Up On Love ... LP 12.99

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Budos BandBudos Band III ... CD
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read more CD
Also available Budos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP 13.99

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Budos BandBurnt Offering ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
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 more CD
Also available Burnt Offering ... LP 14.99

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Calibro 35Sogni Di Gloria ... CD
Tannen (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
Calibro 35 move strongly into the world of actual soundtrack music – after a number of albums that had them taking on classic sounds of Italian cinema – and the result is a set that might well be one of the strongest the group has ever cut! The core small combo approach is still the ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Como MamasMove Upstairs ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that ... (Gospel, Deep Funk) read more CD

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DiazporaIslands ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $13.99
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way ... read more CD

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DopegemsNecksnappin ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. New Copy ... $11.99
Dope gems, indeed – as the album's filled with fierce funky tracks that take us back to the 70s heyday of CTI Records and blacksploitation soundtracks! Yet the sound here isn't just fake retro funk, either – it's really well-crafted, jazz-heavy work that's filled with sweet vibes, ... read more CD
Also available Necksnappin ... CD 9.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic full length set from trumpeter Jukka Eskola and his Soul Trio – a combo with a strange sort of name! The group here is actually a sextet – as the core combo gets guest help from Timo Lassy on saxes, Magnus Lindgren on flute, and Ville Herrala on bass – who really ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsSpecial Night ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A really fantastic album from the legendary Lee Fields – a set that blows us away every bit as much as his stellar My World album! Like that set, this one's got kind of a moody early 70s vibe – almost a New Jersey soul approach at times, but tinged with more southern modes – ... read more CD
Also available Special Night ... LP 21.99

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Izo FitzroySkyline ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Izo Fitzroy may look like a languid country singer on the cover (we're not sure why – maybe it's the old American car) – but she comes across with a deeply soulful sound on the album, and a strong raspy edge in her vocals that comes as a mighty nice surprise! The set's definitely going ... read more CD
Also available Skyline ... LP 13.99

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FrightnrsNothing More To Say ... CD
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Funky Drive BandFunky Drive Band ... CD
R $ J Recordz & Tapes/Think (Japan), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99
These guys may look they they're living at the start of the 80s, but they're actually a contemporary combo – although one with a very old school approach in their music! The Funky Drive Band have a perfect mid 80s style to their music – upbeat funky soul with plenty of keyboards and ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Hard ProofStinger ... CD
Modern Outsider, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
A definite stinger from Hard Proof – an Austin-based funk combo who really know how to blend the best of both worlds! At one level, they've got some of the tight rhythms and sharp horns of an Afro Funk combo – but at another, they've got a bolder use of electric guitar with a bit of ... read more CD
Also available Stinger (with bonos download) ... LP 14.99

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HeliocentricsWorld Of Masks ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A record that seems to show a whole new side of the Heliocentrics – music that's every bit as trippy and funky as before, but which also seems open to a lot more musical currents as well – possibly because the record marks the group's debut on the Soundway label! This time around, they' ... read more CD
 
 



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