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

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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
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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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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✨✧ BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... CD
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep ... read more CD
Also available Fear Of A Brown Planet ... LP 15.99

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Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... CD
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... read more CD

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Butcher BrownLive At Vagabond ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 13.99
A pretty full-on group from the Virginia scene – one that comes on strong with a mix of funky drums, fuzzy guitar, bumping bass, and some great work on trumpet and keyboards! The groove here is almost a psychedelic take on jazz funk from years back – filtered into a very contemporary ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Calibro 35Decade ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Calibro 35 have grown a heck of a lot in the last ten years – from a group who already had a strong ear for vintage soundtrack and sound library funk – to one who've definitely brought a lot of their own ideas to the music too! The sound here is razor sharp and right on the money ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Decade ... LP 22.99

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CongregationRecord Collection ... CD
Congregation, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
The Congregation must have quite a big record collection – given the range of classic influences that go into their music – a wealth of sounds from Motown to Memphis soul, to some deeper blues currents that come from their Chicago hometown! The group are a tight little collective ... read more CD

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Crazy Ken BandMuro Diggin Crazy Ken Band – Mixed By Muro ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 90s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $29.99
A sweet collection of funk from this ultra-cool Japanese combo – all hand-picked, and served up in a special mix by DJ Muro! Crazy Ken Band have an odd name, but a warmly soulful take on funk that began in the pre-Daptone years, and which maybe shares more with the funk revival modes on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksWishes & Wants ... CD
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Great work from Shirley Davis – working here with a Spanish funk combo who've got a deep vibe we really didn't expect! The group's got this tightness that really works well with Davis' vocals – using organ lines and downturning blue currents in this great style that gets away from some ... read more CD
Also available Wishes & Wants ... LP 18.99

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Dos SantosLogos ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Logos ... LP 20.99

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber ... CD
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... read more CD
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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Sonny Emory's CachetLove Is The Greatest ... CD
GRP (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Sonny Emory's a drummer, but he's got some great help here in his funky Cachet combo – singers on just about every track, who really help to flesh out the soulful sound of the set! The core grooves come from Sonny working the drum kit, and adding in keyboards and other instruments too – ... read more CD

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioJukka Eskola Soul Trio ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Estrada OrchestraJazzbeatjaatis (with bonus track) ... CD
Stereophonk/P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
A fantastic full album from this ultra-cool group – a funky combo from contemporary Estonia – with ties to the Misha Panfilov Sound Combo that you might know from a sweet selection of recent 45s! Misha's in this group on bass, and also produced the record – with a raw sound that ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Ghost NoteSwagism ... CD
RSVP/Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 18.98
Great sounds from Ghost Note – a group that's co-led by a drummer and a keyboardist who also plays more drums – which should give you an idea of the funky nature of the album! There's a fuller group on hand for most of the record – guitar, tenor, alto, flute, and more keyboards ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The cover looks a lot like a vintage soul album from the 70s – and the whole thing sounds a lot like one too – as the vocals of Curtis Harding are maybe even more wonderful here than on his debut album, and set up with these majestic grooves that are completely outta sight! The record ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Face Your Fear ... LP 17.99

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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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James Hunter SixWhatever It Takes ... CD
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We'll be the first to admit, we were always a bit suspicious of James Hunter at the start – but over the years, with records this great, he's really won us over – to the point that we're not sure why we even had any question about his music in the first place! The really strong step ... read more CD

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... read more CD

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JazztronikBB1 ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
The first music we've heard in quite awhile from Jazztronik – and a set that has them sounding even more funk-oriented than before! We've always loved the creations of leader Ryota Nozaki – even his mellower moments – but this time around, he really steps into new territory by ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – ... read more CD
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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... CD
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... $12.99
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 more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the ... read more CD
Also available Soul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP 14.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (3CD set – with Give The People What They Want & I Learned The Hard Way) ... CD
Daptone, 2010/2014/2017. New Copy 3CD ... $15.99 23.99
A triple-pack of soulful sounds from Sharon Jones – three albums together at a very nice price! The header of the set is Soul Of A Woman – the fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... CD
Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... read more CD
Also available Soul Time ... LP 14.99

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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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Lack Of AfroJack Of All Trades ... CD
Loa (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Warmly soulful work from Lack Of Afro – a name we first knew for more dancefloor-oriented projects, but one that's really evolved into much richer territory in recent years! The album's overflowing with vocal tracks – soulful groovers that lean heavily on styles from the 60s and 70s, ... read more CD

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Tito Lopez ComboUrban Soul ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $12.99
Deeply funky work from the Tito Lopez Combo – possibly the group's grooviest album to date! The ensemble really have their chops down with this one – and hit a tight groove that's right up there in a 70s blacksploitation mode, but with some leaner jazz elements as well – driven ... read more CD

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Herbie MannIt's A Funky Thing – The Very Best Of Herbie Mann (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Varese, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A record that definitely delivers the very best of Herbie Mann – especially if, like us, you think that one of his greatest contributions to music was finding a way to make the flute sound surprisingly soulful in the 60s! Herbie wasn't the first to pick up the instrument and use it for ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... CD
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet Hammond work from Jake Mason – a keyboardist who definitely loves the sound of 60s soul jazz, but also has a great ear for the soulful instrumental too! The organ lines on the set move nicely between territory of Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff, but also have some of the warmer glow of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Stranger In The Mirror ... LP 19.99

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Menahan Street BandCrossing ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... read more CD
Also available Crossing ... LP 8.99

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Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $9.99 14.98
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read more CD

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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot ... read more CD

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MonophonicsMirrors EP ... CD
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A nice little project from The Monophonics – one that has the group turning their fuzzy funk talents towards a host of classic cuts from the 60s and 70s – which they remake with a very distinctly different sound! You're bound to recognize most cuts here, but it might take you a minute ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mother EarthPeople Tree (expanded edition) ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A hugely expanded version of this stone London classic from Mother Earth – presented as a 2CD set with a huge amount of extra material! The core album is the kind of record that should have crossed over big at a global level, had more folks been paying attention to the Brit funk scene at the ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan ... CD
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Orquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP 18.99

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... read more CD
Also available Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... LP 22.99

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Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensCold World ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
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 more CD

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... read more CD

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Bette SmithJet Lagger ... CD
Big Legal Mess, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
The debut album by Bette Smith – a singer with a definite 70s look on the cover, and a definite sound to match! Bette was raised in Brooklyn, where she worked for years to hone her voice to a uniquely raspy style – but she recorded this album in Mississippi, with a deep soul vibe that ... read more CD

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... CD
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Gizelle Smith got caught in the rain on the cover – but you'd hardly know that, given the sunny, upbeat vibe of the album! Smith's a singer who's been bubbling under for years, and this sweet little set may be the one that breaks her out to the big time – as the album has her going ... read more CD
Also available Ruthless Day ... LP 14.99

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SnowboySnowboy's Soul Spectacular – The Funk & Soul Recordings ... CD
BGP (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Killer jazz and soul work from Snowboy – some overlooked sides that are easily some of the best grooves of his scene at the time! Snowboy first got his start as a Latin percussionist – adding a lot of firey energy to the London jazz scene in the early Acid Jazz years – but by the ... read more CD

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Soul SugarChase The Light ... CD
Gee (France), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky keyboards and dubby grooves – a great little record that's as much inspired by Jamaican music as it is the longer legacy of American funky jazz! Soul Sugar first started giving us 45s about a decade ago, but their sound has really matured over the years – as leader/keyboard ... read more CD
Also available Chase The Light ... LP 16.99

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Souljazz OrchestraUnder Burning Skies ... CD
Strut, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Excellent work from Souljazz Orchestra – a group who've consistently been one of the strongest contemporary Afro Funk ensembles for the past decade or so! There's a richness to the Souljazz approach that sets them apart from other groups that might just be going through the motions – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sugarman ThreeWhat The World Needs Now ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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 CD

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Sulu & ExcelsiorEddie Romero ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Eddie Romero's the name of the album, not the artist – a fantastic debut from the duo of Sulu & Excelsior, who have this really unique way of blending together old soul modes with a contemporary hip hop crackle! There's a sweet soul vocal style to many of the lyrics – in keeping ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A great introduction to the voice of Gabriel Tajeu – a singer who has this way of grabbing us right from the very first note, with a vibe that's classic enough to have made him huge way back in the 70s! Gabriel's music has a sound that's as sunny as the image on the cover – a style ... read more CD

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Jimi Tenor & Kabu KabuMystery Of Aether ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... read more CD

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Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... read more CD
Also available Stage Of All Things (with download) ... LP 20.99

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Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailLive In Japan ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $22.99
A funky soul double-header – one that features live material both by Osaka Monaurail and the legendary Marva Whitney! The set starts out with a few tracks by OM – playing in that razor-sharp, James Brown-inspired groove that we love so much – easily the greatest contemporary JB-dr ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(CD comes in slimline case, but with full artwork insert, and professionally printed CD art. Also features some bonus video material too!)

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Woima CollectiveTezeta ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy ... $7.99
An amazing set of Ethiopian-styled grooves – recorded recently, but with a sound that's right up there with some of our favorite Mulatu albums of the 70s! The group here really know their stuff – and they work in a beautiful blend of bottom-heavy percussion and unique horn phrasings ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousRecord Kicks 15th – The Explosive Sound Of Today's Scene – 15 Heavy Funk, Deep Soul, Afro, Boogaloo Essential Floorfillers ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
An ultra-groovy record label celebrates its 15th anniversary – in a hip selection of 15 tracks that features a fair bit of previously-unreleased tracks! For over a dozen years, Record Kicks has been serving up global funk from its homebase in Milan – spanning the planet to uncover some ... read more CD
 
 



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