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AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
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)... $5.99 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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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 24.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Joe BataanCall My Name (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2005. New Copy ... $20.99
Joe Bataan is alive and well – and to our ears, the king of Latin Soul is sounding better than he has in decades! This tasty little set really takes us back to Joe's classic work for Fania – but it's also got a slightly different twist – one that shows a new younger appreciation ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet soul from Jonny Benavidez – a singer who's got a voice that takes us back to the late 60s era of work by Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan – and who comes across here in an equally heartbreaking mode! Cold Diamond & Mink provide some nicely stepping grooves in the background, warmed ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Matt BerryTelevision Themes ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A fantastic little album from the great Matt Berry – quite different than some of his other records, but in a really great way! Berry pays homage to some of the greatest songs from the world of British TV – fab themes from the 60s and 70s, served up here with funky jazz instrumentation ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Big Pimp JonesRigor Mortis/Too Cool To Be True ... 7-inch
RBMB, 2014. Near Mint- ... $7.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsKeep On Running/I Miss You (Remixed) ... 7-inch
Tucxone (Spain), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Plenty of fast-riffing guitar sets the scene for "Keep On Running" – a tune that has JP Bimeni sounding even more classic than ever – as if he's just walked out of a time machine from some lost southern soul studio session in the 60s! JP's not one of these singers who sounds ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eric Boss (Myron & E)Modern Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Mocambo (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
The solo debut of Eric Boss – a singer you might know as part of the duo of Myron & E – who gave us some great harmony soul records on Stones Throw and Timmion! Here, Eric is a much straighter soul singer overall – working with a sharp funky punch in the backings, with plenty ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download with bonus instrumentals!)

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet (limited edition box set with bonus EP, slipmat & book) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $44.99 47.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(180 gram vinyl pressing – with bonus EP, "Black Velvet" slipmack, business card, book and download – all in a black velvet covered box!)

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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BrainstoryDead End/Mnemophobia ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Contemporary sweet soul from Brainstory – a cut that has this lightly tripping groove with a nice sparkle around the guitar – this warm quality that's really matched by the fragile, heartbreaking vocals in the lead! "Mnemophobia" has a title that's a bit headier, but a sound ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lucky Brown & The SGsMesquite Suite ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Lucky Brown is hiding under a skull on the cover – but he really lets his freak flag fly on the album – working with his cool combo in an offbeat mix of funky styles that are as tight as they are unusual! Echoes of Ethio, Afro, Latin, and other global funk modes drift in and out of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 505!)

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BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Fear Of A Brown Planet ... CD 5.99

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $13.99 17.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Butcher BrownCamden Session ... LP
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 21.98
Really fantastic sounds from Butcher Brown – a group who just seem to leap forward more and more with each new release – and who've really hit their groove with this well-recorded performance! The album was recorded live to disc in London – with a superb sound that only further ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Camden Session ... CD 12.99

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Tanika CharlesGumption ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Tina Charles has plenty of gumption – just the right kind of persistence that's going to make her a soul singer to watch in years to come! Charles starts out in the territory of a female vocalist working with a funk band – but she also brings a lot more to her music than just straight ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gumption ... CD 14.99

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Islam Chipsy & EekKahraman ... LP
100 Copies (Egypt), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
A really cool concept for a record – one that's unlike anything else we've ever heard, both in its sound and instrumental presentation! The group features two drummers behind the keyboard lines of Islam Chipsy – drums playing together at a pace that's very quick and almost skittish, ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Coastal CountyCoastal County ... LP
Preservation (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
Their name and cover may be a bit obscure, but Coastal County do a fantastic job of paying tribute to the glory days of both the sound library and soundscape scene – somehow managing to work together influences from both David Axelrod and the best of the KPM scene! The music is all ... (Sound Library, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Combo ChimbitaAbya Yala (splatter colored vinyl) ... LP
Figure & Ground, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A NYC combo with rhythms and traditions rooted in Colombia, and a unique psych-tinged , danceable sound! Raw rhythms anchor them a bit and provide deep roots while the powerfully soulful vocals by Carolina Oliveros and backing vocals by the rest of the group provide a soulful integrity, but ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies! Pressed on tri color splattered vinyl.)

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Como MamasMove Upstairs ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Cotonete & Di MeloAEIOU (Dimitri From Paris rmx, Dimitri From Paris super disco dub) ... 12-inch
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A very groovy pairing – the French combo Cotonete and the legendary Brazilian singer Di Melo – the man who gave us a very funky record back in the 70s! The tune's taken here into very soaring territory by Dimitri From Paris – who defintiely adds plenty of his own touches – ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Cotonete & Di MeloAtemporal ... LP
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A legendary soul singer returns to the fold – the mighty Di Melo, who's best known for one killer Brazilian funk album in the 70s – working here with superb support from contemporary French combo Cotonete! Di Melo's vocals maybe sound even better than before – with a raspy charm ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Dancefloor StompersLibrerie Musicali ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
A cool little funky group – one that's so influenced by the sound library scene of the 70s, they even styled this album like one of those records from back in the day! The tunes are almost all instrumental – heavy on drums and funky basslines, and filled with guitar, organ, electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Du-RitesZodiac/Monster ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
There's a slight Meters groove in the background of "Zodiac" – the way that the bassline and drums work together – but the front space of the cut's also got this unusual spoken bit, with J-Zone bad-rapping quickly, in a style that's very unusual for a funk track! The approach ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City ... LP
Truth & Soul/Big Crown, 2005. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
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 more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian EllisDeep Clues ... LP
Hobo Camp, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 22.98
A soulful solo set from Brian Ellis – a keyboardist we know from more jazz-based projects in recent years, but who really soars out here in a warmly sunny mode! Brian handles everything on the album himself – working like some LA maestro from the 70s in a multi-track studio – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioTiny B/Stick Of A Branch ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Two killers from the Jukka Eskola trio – a wonderful blend of trumpet, organ, and drums! "Tiny B" has this fluid vibe that's almost like some lost 60s soul jazz number, sweetened up by Jukka – and "Stick Of A Branch" is a bit more complicated, rhythmically – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FazerNadi ... LP
Squama (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
An unusual mix of jazz and funk – done at a level that's not entirely either style, and which maybe has more of the forward-thinking elements of some of the recent London scene! No surprise, the set was recorded in that city – by Benedic Lamdin, whose name has been on many ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Nadi ... CD 15.99

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Lance FergusonRare Groove Spectrum ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
Lance Ferguson has given us plenty of great work over the years – from his work in The Bamboos, to all his many other projects – yet as much as we've liked all of those, this one might actually be one of his best – a fantastic reworking of rare groove tracks from the 70s, all with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Rare Groove Spectrum ... CD 12.99

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Lee FieldsComing Home/Precious Love ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $2.99 7.98
"Coming Home" is a warmly funky groove from the great Lee Fields – a cut that seems to equally balance deep soul and sweet soul modes, as Lee himself has been doing on the best of his recent work! There's a great flow to the electric side of the instrumentation – which is ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available It Rains Love ... CD 12.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsNever Be Another You/Lover Man ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $2.99 7.98
A fantastic cut from Lee Fields – one that begins with almost a Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beat on the intro – then adds in this weeping piano, ala Hi Records, and really blossoms when Lee's deep soul vocals come into play! The flipside features "Lover Man" – a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kelly FinniganI Don't Wanna Wait/It's Not That Easy ... 7-inch
Colemine, New Copy ... $6.99
A nice solo single from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan – stepping out nicely on the slow funk ballad "I Don't Wanna Wait" – a cut that's got lots of wonderful 70s sweet soul touches on the production, but funky drums at the core! Finnigan moves nicely between deep and ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ghost NoteSwagism ... LP
RSVP/Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl!)

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Great ReviversFunk Revenge/Juice Head ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked little slow funk number – one that definitely takes its time as the drums break and basslines set up the groove – followed by wah-wah guitar that's moving at an equally relaxed pace – yet which, like the rest, all come together with the kind of sharp, soulful quality that' ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Grupo MagneticoPositivo ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
An album recorded in Scotland, but done with all the strong fire as some of our favorite Latin classics from the New York scene! These guys are fantastic, right from the start – tight percussion, mighty sharp horns, and this great use of Fender Rhodes that recalls those late 70s moments when ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Hackney Colliery BandCollaborations Vol 1 ... LP
Veki (UK), New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99
The Hackney Colliery Band really open the doors wide here – more than living up to the promise of the collaborations in the title – as the set features guest work from a range of artists that includes Bugge Wesseltoft, Mulatu Astatke, keyboardist James Taylor, Rob Auton, Angelique Kido, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Saint Lawrence ... CD 13.99

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesMer Baltique/Breaking Wave ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
Hanz Mambo lives up to the watery sound of his previous single with "Mer Baltique" – a dreamy little instrumental that has lots of echoey guitar over a slowly-loping groove – complete with some very nice watery effects in the middle! "Breaking Wave" is slower and ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesRays/Fisherman's Day ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A moody little funk track from the production genius of Misha Panfilov – whose work seems to be moving more and more into a category of its own! "The Rays" has a strange, spare vocal chorus that's abstracted and echoed in the production – used wordlessly alongside an echoey ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... LP
Anti, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $17.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)

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Mayer HawthorneJust Ain't Gonna Work Out/When I Said Goodbye (limited edition heart-shaped 10 inch on red vinyl) ... 12-inch
Stones Throw, 2008. Very Good- ... $8.99
A gritty, groovy bedroom soul single from Mayer Hawthorne – his debut for Stones Throw! "Just Ain't Gonna Work Out" is a timeless funky soul jam that feels like a lost, late 60s Detroit indie soul single on the vocal tip – but done over a minimalist funk beat that feels like ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Vinyl has some oxidation, which causes some noise.)

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HeavySons ... LP
BMG, 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 23.98
A fierce full-on blend of rock and soul from The Heavy – not to be confused with Heavy, the more soul-based combo from a decade back! These guys are determined to cross over big, with a sound that really fits their look on the cover – a tight, sometimes tuff, blend of guitar, bass, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sons ... CD 12.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsNon Ex Orbis ... LP
Now Again, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
Some of the fullest, freakiest sounds we've ever heard from Karl Hector & The Malcouns – and a set that almost has the contemporary combo resonating with some of the older psych and fuzz that often gets reissued on the Now Again label! JJ Whitefield – of Whitefield Brothers/Poets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Non Ex Orbis ... CD 12.99

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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hot 8 Brass BandTake Cover (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Hot 8 Brass Band definitely take the title seriously here – as they serve up a quintet of covers – including one Joy Division tune, one George Benson classic, and three Michael Jackson hits – all done by the group in their horn-heavy style! Hot 8 have always been one of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red vinyl pressing – with download!)

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James Hunter SixI Don't Wanna Be Without You/I Got Eyes ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James Hunter SixWhatever It Takes ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available American Love Call ... CD 12.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications Live Vol 1 ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
A smoking live set from this ultra-funky group – a combo who've got the mighty Durand Jones to send them over the top with his deep soul vocals! The set features live material recorded in Boston, and closer to home in Bloomington – with titles that include "Now I'm Gone", ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exclusive to indie retail.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... LP
Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive physical version.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsMatter Of Time/When I Saw Your Face ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A fantastic funky single from Sharon Jones – a tune that dips, turns, swells, and grooves – all with an even more fantastic demonstration of her vocal skills than usual – and support from the Dap-Kings that show again that they're one of the best funky bands in the business! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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La BatteriaLa Batteria 2 ... LP
Penny (Italy), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
Heavy funk from La Batteria – an Italian combo who are strongly influenced by the best cop/crime soundtracks of the 70s – and by the wealth of Italian sound library recordings as well! There's a fantastic old school vibe to the set – heavy drums, riffing guitar, funky basslines, ... (Sound Library, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available La Batteria 2 ... CD 18.99

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Timo Lassy & Teppo MakynenTimo Lassy & Teppo Makynen (includes download) ... LP
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
Music that you'd hardly expect, if you only know the more groove-oriented side of saxophonist Timo Lassy – the sounds he's given us from the Ricky-Tick years onwards – because this album is straight jazz overall, and a relatively improvised one at that! The album shows off a whole ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Timo Lassy & Teppo Makynen ... CD 12.99

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Sami LinnaSami Linna Quartet ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
Sami Linna might look like some sort of Tyrolean hipster on the cover of the album, but his guitar has been behind a fair bit of great funky work on the Timmion label in recent years – which is why it's great to hear him up front here in the lead! A bit like when Eddie Roberts stepped out ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Sami Linna Quartet ... CD 14.99

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Los Charly's Orchestra with OmarFire (classic disco, classic inst, neo soulful disco, neo soulful inst) ... 12-inch
Imagenes (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Los Charly's have some great help this time around – vocals from the mighty Omar – whose talents can always turn any tune into a soulful masterpiece! That's definitely the case here, where Omar's lyrics add a much needed core to the tune – and push it forward with this soaring ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Los SospechosPostales ... LP
Colemine, 2013. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 26.98
Deep funk, but with a compelling twist – bits of South American styles filtering into the mix from time to time, but in subtle ways that never lose the groove! The album's a soundtrack, but works more like a funk album on its own – and is a great full length follow-up to some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Postales ... CD 7.99

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Lucid Paradise with The Great ReviversCycle/We Ride ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
The Great Revivers provide the music, and Lucid Paradise handles the vocals – a funky match made in heaven! "Cycle" has funky drums at the core, some burning organ in the middle, and vocals that are moodily traded back and forth with a heady vibe that almost recalls some old Norman ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Lucid Paradise with The Great ReviversNot The One/B Boy Anthem ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
One of three great seven inch pairings of The Great Revivers and vocal group Lucid Paradise – with a strong female lead on "Not The One", which has the tune soaring to the skies over the funky drums at the core! Drums are equally tight on "B Boy Anthem", but the vocals ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Lucid Paradise with The Great ReviversStar/Get On Up ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
"Star" is a funky number with skittish drums and a loping guitar line – which creates a slightly spooky groove – and really brings a lot to the female lead and male backup vocals! Drums on "Get On Up" are tighter and more fast-breaking – and the tune's got ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... LP
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Stranger In The Mirror ... CD 6.99

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Gerald McCauley with Cold Diamond & MinkWondering (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 9.99
The sweet soul vocals of Gerald McCauley sound wonderful here – delivered with this slow, heartbreaking pace that really fits the mellow funk laid down by Cold Diamond & Mink – almost making the whole thing feel like a classic New Jersey/Philly gem from back in the day! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Menahan Street BandCrossing (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 15.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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Menahan Street BandCrossing/Every Day A Dream ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $5.99
Beautiful! "Crossing" is a sublime ballad number by the Menahan Street Band – a funky instrumental, yet taken at a slow-stepping pace that's really amazing – like some lost backing track from a hip early 70s harmony soul number – complete with well-placed beats, and ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour – Instrumentals ... LP
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 25.98
A great instrumental take on the Midnight Hour project from Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – one that maybe feels even more like their great music for the soundtrack to Luke Cage – as these tunes don't have any vocals at all! The vibe is wonderful – funky instrumentation ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Adrian Younge is best known as a studio genius – and he's certainly working in that setting here – but in a live environment, with a larger group – in a way that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! Younge's partner here is Ali Shaheed Muhammad – who plays bass ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... CD 11.99

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MildlifePhase ... LP
Research (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Funky jazz, but with plenty of keyboards that really trip things out – lots of long moogy runs that really make things sound great – especially when they're balanced out by Fender Rhodes! These guys seem to start in the territory of 70s electric jazz – especially the funkier sort ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Phase (with bonus track) ... CD 14.99

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MndsgnBody Wash ... LP
Stones Throw, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A creative leap for Mndsgn – moving further into an 80s-inspired west coast boogie funk and soul vibe on Body Wash that he really just hinted at on Yawn Zen! In a way, he's working in a nice realm somewhere between the electro funk heat of peers like Dam Funk and the hazy, psych-fusion-soul ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download card.)

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✨✧ MndsgnBreatharian (with download) ... LP
Fresh Selects, 2013/2015. Sealed ... $19.99
Avant beatcraft from the always adventurous Mndsgn! This is some of the freshest proper solo material we've heard from Mndsgn, which made some waves online in the preceding couple of years but definitely belongs in the physical realm – with titles that include "Inhale", "Greend ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Shrinkwrap has a small tear at the opening.)

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MonophonicsBeggin (vocal, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 8.98
A fantastic take on the classic "Beggin" – a lost Four Seasons tune from the 60s that's gone onto much greater fame in recent years! The Monophonics present the tune in a way that keeps all the glory of the original – from the funky drums, to the romping keyboards, to the ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mourning A BLKstarReckoning (with bonus download) ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2019. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A tremendous effort from Mourning A BLKstar – a group who may be on their way to being the voice of a generation – as they work with an unabashed sense of righteous politics, funk, and soul – all taken to a higher plane in the process of creation! Plenty of folks are message-orien ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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MSXII Sound Design70s Soul Aesthetics ... LP
MSX Sound Design, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 24.98
The album's got 70s soul in the title, and 70s soul in the grooves – even though most of the tracks are relatively short instrumentals! Still, there's a production vibe here that takes us back to the best work of the golden decade – echoes of the hipper Motown moments, Philly soul and ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jake Najor & The Moment Of TruthIn The Cut ... LP
Redwoods, 2019. New Copy ... $24.99 25.98
Jake Najor's a mighty funky drummer – as you'll hear from the very first note on this set – a spark that sets a flame to the album's strong run of tunes in both a funky and instrumental mode, as Jake leads the group through a great assortment of small combo grooves! Most tracks feature ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available In The Cut ... CD 6.99

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New MastersoundsNashville Session 2 ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
The New Mastersounds return to the sweet studio in Nashville that gave us the previous album – but this time around, they change things up a bit – by using a variety of different keyboards instead of their usual Hammond! The core rhythms are every bit as sharp as before – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New MastersoundsRenewable Energy (with bonus download) ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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New MastersoundsShake It/Permission To Land ... 7-inch
Color Red, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
Two funky nuggets from New Mastersounds – each with a special guest! Vocalist Lamar Williams Jr joins the group on "Shake It" – a tune that's almost got a Meters-like starkness to the groove that gets things going – but which takes on a bit more fullness from the vocals ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OlympiansOlympians (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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OrgoneReasons ... LP
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reasons ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99

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Connie Price & The KeystonesLucas High ... LP
Man Called Horse, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $21.99 23.98
Connie Price & The Keystones are tighter and funkier here than ever – partly because the album's a tribute to 70s Euro funk artist Doug Lucas – but also because the set's filled with guest appearances from a huge lineup of all-stars – the sort that definitely demand that the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Alex PudduFrom The Beginning ... LP
Al Dente (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Alex Puddu's going right back to the beginning here – serving up some tight, sharp sounds that are very much in the 70s funk mode that first gave him inspiration! And this time around, he's got Lonnie Jordan from War on board – singing on three of the album's great tracks – which ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Bernard Purdie & FriendsCool Down (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sugar Road, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Legendary drummer Bernard Purdie has left a huge legacy of music behind him – and here he adds to that legacy in a new small combo set – one that features core work from members of New Mastersounds and Pimps Of Joytime – and which also features Ivan Neville on keyboards, and Cyril ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sam Q's NightpatrolPele's Groove/Blues Cul De Sac/Secret Bossa Nova Club/Song For Mariam ... 12-inch
Mod Bossa (UK), 2019. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
(Jazz, Deep Funk) 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ QuanticAtlantic Oscillations ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (pic cover)... $21.99 22.99
A masterpiece from Will "Quantic" Holland – an artist who always surprises us with new sounds, but really blows us away with the depth in this set! Quantic started out groovy, then got funky and soulful, then embraced a range of Latin cultures in later work – and throughout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Atlantic Oscillations ... CD 10.99

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QuanticAtlantic Oscillations (orig, Maghreban rmx, disco cub) ... 12-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99 13.99
A surprising upbeat groover from Quantic – a cut that's a fair bit clubbier than some of his funk and global projects of years back – but which also has all the depth that he brought to those recordings too! The original mix bubbles with straightforward beats, cool bubbling keys, and ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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R&R Soul OrchestraWar/Call On Me ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
A hip contemporary combo from Queens – but one who get a great sort of indie soul vibe to their music! The style is less the deep funk of other recent groups, than the sort of east coast sound from the pre-disco years – as the R&R Soul Orchestra leap into a wonderful upbeat reading ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ruby RushtonIronside ... LP
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $30.99 32.99
Completely fantastic work from Ruby Rushton – a UK quartet that we completely love to death – and who sound better here than ever before! Although classic, the special vibe of the group is a bit hard to describe – as they've got a special sense of flow, a special balance of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ironside ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook – Volumes 1 & 2 ... LP
22A (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
Ruby Rushton is the name of the group, not an individual member – and it's also a name that's sure to be at the top of your list once you hear this incredible debut! The album's got this fantastic blend of funky and spiritual grooves – all played with a quality that's soulful, but ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rugged NuggetsRugged Walk/Take Me With You ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
Guitar, bass, and drums all really seem to love each other to death at the start of "Rugged Walk" – coming on with a unified groove that's peppered with horns in just the right way – while the guitar kind of wangles a bit of a solo next to a trumpet, and the whole thing ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SanjoLandings/Mule & Hummingbirds ... 7-inch
Mango Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Funky drums and romping organ coming together in a really wonderful way – almost like the kind of groove you'd get on one of those 60s albums by The Peddlers, but without any vocals at all! "Landings" is completely wonderful – and "Mule & Hummingbirds" follows ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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