The ultimate selection of tunes by one of the best funky organ players of recent years! Way back when the Desco crowd were still playing their close-n-plays, James Taylor was part of the British rare groove scene – working through the mod moves of the mid 80s, into a funkier 70s sound as the ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Erik Truffaz —
Saloua ... CD Blue Note (France), 2005. Used ...
An enigmatic chapter in the always-compelling career of trumpeter Erik Truffaz – one that has him bringing in some distinct Mid East influences, in the form of vocalists Nya and Mournir Troudi! The core group's a quartet, with Truffaz playing in his usual moody trumpet style, as well as a ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) —
Tuxedo ... CD Stones Throw, 2015. New Copy ...
A sweet modern take on post-disco funky soul from Mayer Hawthorne and Jake One, working together as Tuxedo! It's a pretty remarkable creative step for both parties, and classy enough to make the Tuxedo moniker fit. We've known for years to expect the unexpected from Mayer Hawthorne – we ... read moreCD
Fantastic further takes from the classic breakbeat inspired Will Sessions group – even stronger than the masterful takes from a few years back – with guest appearances by McKinley Jackson and Dennis Coffee! The group covers and reinterprets classic funky soul instrumentals with a fresh ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The LA underground, seen through the eyes of ultra-hip producer Adrian Younge – who works here in collaboration with Souls Of Mischief, members of Wu-Tang, Karolina, Laetitia Sadier, and others – all in this very heady brew of sounds that stands as a perfect summation of his genius! ... read moreCD
All the sweet sounds that make the Something About April album so great – served up here without any vocals at all! The core album feels like some ultra-cool, super-dope soul record from the 70s – and without any lyrics, these tunes almost take on more of a soundtrack feel – but ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A contemporary classic from Adrian Younge – and his first full soul album, after some previous soundtrack material! The record's got all the fragile, lovestruck qualities you'd expect from the image on the cover – a real throwback to the glory days of indie soul, particularly the East ... read moreCD
A killer compilation of Daptone Gold – a funky and soulful collection that's a perfect snapshot of the sounds coming out of Daptone's House Of Soul recording studios in the aughties! The Daptone sound spins from a tight community of players with the deepest love and respect for the classic, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(The vinyl package is excellent – with a gold foil gatefold sleeve, full color 11 X 13 poster, a Daptone sticker, and full album MP3 download that includes a bonus Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Christmas song that's not on the physical release!)
A rich serving of grooves from the contemporary Spanish scene – a surprisingly strong place for heavy funk and heady rhythms – played here by a wealth of groups we've never heard before! The package is a real revelation – an indication that there's plenty going on in Spain that ... read moreCD