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Deep Funk — In Stock — CDs

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

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Ariya Astrobeat ArkestraTowards Other Worlds ... CD
First Word (UK), 2012. Used ... $9.99
Not Afrobeat, but Astrobeat – a unique hybrid of older funk modes and contemporary cosmic touches – all served up beautifully by Ariya! The album definitely echoes older modes from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – particularly the chugging rhythms and tightly vamping ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Bitman & RobanMusica Para Despues De Almuerzo ... CD
Nacional, 2006. Used ... $0.99
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Bonzo SquadThere's Always Tomorrow ... CD
Bonzo Squad, 2019. Used ... $1.99
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BreakestraLive Mix Part 2 ... CD
Stones Throw, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Funky madness! This one's exactly what is says – a live mix, recorded by this hip funky combo, sort of a mixtape of classic funky tunes, all slammed together in one massive performance! Breakestra run through some of the biggest funky 45s of the 60s and 70s, jamming hard in one live to tape ... read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has one slightly bumpec corner on the back, and a small sticker over the barcode.)

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BrownoutOozy ... CD
Nat Geo, 2012. Used ... $9.99
Massively heavy funk from Brownout – and a set that may well be their greatest so far! We weren't sure what to expect when the group hit the Nat Geo label – but honestly, they seem like they're even rawer and rootsier than before – really serving up a brilliant blend of funk and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cornell Campbell Meets SoothsayersNothing Can Stop Us ... CD
Strut (UK), 2013. Used ... $8.99
A brilliant meeting of two top talents – reggae legend Cornell Campbell and underground funk combo The Soothsayers – working here together on a set that feels like it could have been pulled from the vaults of Studio One! The Soothsayers have already demonstrated their global leanings ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ CheebacabraExile In The Woods ... CD
Mackrosoft, 2006. Used ... $4.99
One of the more madly tripped out albums from the Mackrosoft camp in the past few years – a very electric bit of keyboard funk that sets a whole new level for the Cheeba sound! The record's got a style that starts with 70s fusion, but which almost moves into an 80s electro sound – not ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Chicago Afrobeat ProjectNyash Up! ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2012. Used ... $8.99

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✨✧ Chicago Afrobeat ProjectOff The Grid EP ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2008. Used ... $8.99
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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City ChampsSet-Up ... CD
Electraphonic, 2010. Used ... $7.99
The City Champs are at it again – and sounding even funkier than the first time around! This set's an amazing batch of Hammond-heavy instrumentals – one that really revels in the lean, mean, Memphis heritage of Booker T & the MGs – with all the tight, funky elements that ... read more CD

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Fort Knox FiveRadio Free DC ... CD
Fort Knox Recordings, 2008. Used ... $0.99

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Fort Knox FiveRadio Free DC Remixed ... CD
Fort Knox Recordings, 2009. Used ... $0.99

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Greyboy AllstarsWhat Happened To Television? ... CD
Indirecto, 2007. Used ... $4.99
A warm batch of funky jazz groovers from longstanding master stylists the Greyboy Allstars – their first studio set of the 2000s! Given the scarcity of new releases from the group, What Happened To Television might have just as easily been titles What Happened To The Allstars – but ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hearts Of DarknessHearts Of Darkness ... CD
Hearts Of Darkness, 2010. Used ... $6.99
Killer funk with a definite Afro style – a wonderful big band from the KC scene, and just about the freshest thing we've heard to come out of that city in a long long time! The grooves are super-tight, but never uptight – and although things start in Fela-type territory, they quickly ... read more CD

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HeliocentricsFallen Angels – The Singles Collection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $9.99
Interstellar funk, cosmic jazz and spacey live band hip hop from Malcolm Catto & the Heliocentrics –incredible material from one of most mindblowing combos in the global hip hop funk underground! The tracks on Fallen Angels were compiled from vinyl only EPs on Now Again, as well as some ... read more CD
(The Heliocentrics vinyl EP cuts plus exclusive tracks – limited edition CD produced for the Japanese market!)

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $7.99
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Last Transmission ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ JariBu Afrobeat ArkestraMediacracy ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2012. Used ... $14.99
Hard-wailing Afro Funk from JariBu – a group who not only continue the best musical legacy of the 70s, but the political one as well! There's a tightness to the group that we really love – a way of starting a tune right on the money, and making you feel like everything is exactly where ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... CD
Colemine, 2010. Used ... $4.99
Organ funk from the midwest scene – raw, tightly grooving instrumentals and the first full length release from Ohio's Jive Turkeys – numbers that sounds right in step with the 70s instro funk of The Meters and the best of the contemporary indie funk scenes! The group is a four piece ... read more CD

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✨✧ Jungle By NightJungle By Night ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $18.99
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Koka Mass JazzGroovy Jam Shoes ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $5.99
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✨✧ Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $9.99
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Caroline LacazeEn Route ... CD
Legere (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
Fantastic French funk – a record that's unlike any other deep funk combo we can think of – because Caroline Lacaze sings in her native language instead of English! The grooves are stepped in the best funky 45 styles of the late 60s, but the vocals also echo the more soulful sound of ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraMusic & Rhythm – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2004. Used ... $2.99
Heavy funk from Shawn Lee – known best in recent years for his stunning production work, but really stepping out here as a funky artist in his own right! Shawn's been sneaking out some killer singles over the past few years, but this set's his first really full funky outing – a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Menahan Street BandCrossing ... CD
Daptone, 2012. Used ... $8.99
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

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Money MarkPush The Button ... CD
Mo Wax, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Money Mark's second full length album, another heady trip into the psyche of one of the west coast's more unique visionaries on the keys! You've heard his heavy work for Beasties laying down Groove Holmes-esque grooves on their best albums, but this albums a melange of out there funk, trippy ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $14.99
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Mr DaySmall Fry ... CD
Favorite (France), 2010. Used ... $6.99
Soulful sounds from Mr Day – the first full full length as Mr Day from the singer of Metropolitan Jazz Affair and Dynamics, plus a go-to vocalist for Boozoo Bajou, Patchworks and other club producers and combos that need that extra touch of soul reverence! Mr Day has less of a club groove ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Paolo Apollo NegriGreat Anything ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2011. Used ... $0.99
Groovy keys from Paolo Apollo Negri – working with diverse inspiration from spacey moog jazz to electric funk – with a guest vocalists on a few tracks and backing by the Hellfire Horns! Paolo has always had a great way of bringing in inspiration from classic keyboard jazz from the 60s ... read more CD

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✨✧ New Cool Collective feat Tony AllenTrippin ... CD
Dox (Netherlands), 2005. Used 2CD ... $9.99

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On The Corner with FuzzB'Gock! ... CD
Artkin Touchya, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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P Bass ExpresswayExpress Funk ... CD
HWS (New Zealand), 2003. Used ... $11.99
Funky sounds by a New Zealand group! (New Grooves, Deep Funk) CD

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P Bass ExpresswaySnag Bag ... CD
HWS, 2007. Used ... $11.99
An obscure New Zealand funk group! (New Grooves, Deep Funk) CD
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Pressure 75Meltdown ... CD
East Green (UK), 2016. Used ... $6.99
Heavy funk, with some 70s Afro touches too – served up with some help from the Mighty Mocambos, Spike Orchestra, The Snitch, and other deep funk combos too! The horns here are nice and heavy, but used in a way that's different from both familiar Afro Funk and Ethio-styled work too – ... read more CD

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers ... CD
Now Again, 2004. Used ... $3.99
A damn funky little album – and one of the best new records on Stones Throw in years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates. There's a wonderfully tripped-out sound to their ... read more CD

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake ... CD
Legere (France), 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
We're not sure what we think of the title – which has a bit of a 90s ring to it – but the record's got a smoking soulful sound that definitely lives up to previous work from Nick Pride and his combo! The group's equal parts 60s soul and 70s funk – and often blend the two together ... read more CD
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✨✧ Quantic Soul OrchestraPushin On ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $8.99
If drums were enough to make us love a record, we'd love this one to death – but it's also got a heck of a lot more to offer! Quantic Soul Orchestra return with a smashing second set – one that's even tighter and funkier than the first one – with a sound that really bridges both ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Quantic Soul OrchestraStampede ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... $5.99
A landmark album – one that has the beat-heavy Quantic transform into the Quantic Soul Orchestra, for a stunning deep funk performance! The record sounds like nothing Quantic have done in the past – and shares a sound with work from the Soul Fire/Daptone underground, with a tight blend ... read more CD

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Eddie RobertsRoughneck ... CD
3 On The B, 2004. Used ... $1.99
A solid set of jazzy funk from Eddie Roberts – guitarist for the New Mastersounds – unloading a nice little solo record with more of a jazz centered approach! The drums are nice and funky, and Eddie proves himself a very capable jazzy guitarist on the set. Eddie's backed up nicely by ... read more CD
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✨✧ Samuel Jon SamuelssonHelvitis Fokking Funk ... CD
SJS Music (Iceland), 2010. Used ... $14.99
A funky funky big band – and one that blasts away with a power that's just incredible – almost the force of some small combo from the funky 45 universe, stretched out over a wide range of heavy horns! The album's light years past the previous album from Samuel Jon Samuelsson – ... read more CD
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✨✧ Skeletons (Nostalgia 77)Smile ... CD
Impossible Ark (UK), 2010. Used ... $7.99
An Ethio funk influenced effort from Nostalgia 77 composer, arranger and guitarist Benedic Lamdin – demonstrating a real love for African jazz and funk, raw drums, sound library style pulpiness, and wavering spacey atmospherics! The horn parts are often the elements with the strongest Mulatu ... read more CD

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✨✧ Souljazz OrchestraFreedom No Go Die ... CD
Do Right (Canada), 2007. Used ... $8.99
More Afro Funk than the soul jazz you might guess from the group's name – but that's OK with us, because the record's plenty darn great! Souljazz Orchestra are one of the best of the current wave of Afro combos to hail from Canada – and they manage to get an incredible full sound from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Al Supersonic & The TeenagersIt's Alright ... CD
Unique (Germany), 2013. Used ... $1.99
Al Supersonic has a mighty nice vocal approach on this retro-soul set – a style that's a bit looser and maybe more personal than some other singers in recent years – a quality that gives the the whole thing a pretty sweet edge! Al's a bit less "perfect" than some of the deep ... read more CD

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. Used ... $0.99
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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✨✧ James Taylor QuartetRochester Mass ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... read more CD

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $4.99
A jazz trio with a very unique sound – one that appears to be rooted in Brazilian music, according to some of the notes in the CD – but which, to our ears, sounds a bit more contemporary and individual to the group! The rhythms are very dynamic – a nice change from more familiar ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available A Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD 8.99

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Adrian YoungeBlack Dynamite – Original Motion Picture Score ... CD
Wax Poetics, 2009. Used ... $11.99
The note-perfect funky musical score to blacksploitation homage/spoof Black Dynamite – and an honest and true tribute to the originators of the genre from composer & performer Adrian Younge! We absolutely love that Younge doesn't go for a comic take on the style, and shows a true feel ... (Soundtracks, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Original pressing, includes slipcase.)

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Adrian Younge with Venice DawnSomething About April II ... CD
Linear Labs, 2016. Used ... $7.99
A record that hardly needs to be called a "part 2" – because this sweet little set knocks it out of the park even more than the first project issued under this title – all as a mighty tribute to the evolving studio genius of Adrian Younge! Like the first record, this one ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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✨✧ VariousBlack Feeling ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2007. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A compilation of sorts, but one with a really unified groove – thanks to the fact that most tracks here feature work by all the same players! The album's a project headed up by Lance Ferguson of the Bamboos – and it's a collection of funky 45-styled tunes with a definite old school ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFunkinjazz 2 ... CD
Cold Busted, 2017. Used ... $6.99
A run of fresh funky titles from a variety of different acts – presented here with little in the way of notes or dates, but with a nicely unified vibe overall! Many of these groups mix live funk instrumentation with a fair bit of programmed and sampled passages – a bit like that first ... read more CD
(CDr pressing.)

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VariousRhythm Masters ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), 2005. Used ... $3.99
The mighty Soul Patrol Records is firmly back in business – and this time around they're serving up a collection of newer work pulled from the catalogs of modern funk labels Soul Fire and Timmion! The work on the set grooves with the raw deep funk power of obscure 70s funky 45s – and ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more CD

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. Used ... $14.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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