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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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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. Used ... $5.99
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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. Used ... $6.99
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Baker BrothersIn With The Out Crowd ... CD
Peddler (UK), 2005. Used ... $4.99
A searing set from The Baker Brothers – only the group's second album, but a smoking little live recording that almost blows away the first! These guys bring a new intensity to the deep funk scene – as they've got a command of their instruments that's so strong, they almost jam with ... read more CD
(Price sticker on rear of digipack case.)

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Baker BrothersTime To Testify ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2011. Used ... $9.99
The seventh album from prolific modern funky soul gurus The Baker Brothers – a tight, thunderous mix of vocals and instrumentals that range from rawly raucous numbers to sly little groovers! The group really is a well oiled engine at this point – after a good decade or so of activity. ... read more CD

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✨✧ Big Boss ManLast Man On Earth ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2014. Used ... $12.99
Maybe the coolest record we've ever heard from this mod British combo – a set that gets way past the easy retro references of previous albums, and goes for a vibe that's quite complicated, but still pretty darn groovy! The set's got the look and feel of the best jazzy soundtracks of the 60s ... read more CD

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Bitman & RobanMusica Para Despues De Almuerzo ... CD
Nacional, 2006. Used ... $4.99
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Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. Used ... $8.99
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with ... read more CD
(Small cutout hole through digipack case.)
Also available Future Flora ... CD 14.99

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BongolianOuter Bongolia ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2007. Used ... $8.99
A wicked trip into space courtesy of Bongolian – who somehow sound hipper, groovier, and funkier than ever before! Bongolian have really expanded their sound a bit this time around – taking their usual blend of 70s funk and 60s mod, and adding in some cool spacier elements – ... read more CD

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BumpsBumps ... CD
Stones Throw, 2007. Used ... $1.99
Breaks, beats and funky drums from Bumps – aka Dan Bitney, John Herndon and John McEntire of Tortoise – a mightily thumping set that sounds very little like their much vaunted flagship operation – serving up raw, funky beatcraft all the way through! Tortoise has always worked ... read more CD

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Cro-MagnonLive At Motion Blue Yokohama ... CD
Jazzy Sport (Japan), 2012. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print, packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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DexterTrip ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ... $8.99
Funky hip hop beatcraft laced with far out psychedelic samples from German producer Dexter – and it's a trip, alright – a far out funky one at that! Dexter lays down a thick layer of hypnotic beats underneath a sprawling batch of sampled sounds from the psychedelic area and beyond, but ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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DynatonesShake That Mess ... CD
Blue Suit, 1999. Used ... $3.99

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El Michels AffairEnter The 37th Chamber ... CD
Fat Beats, 2009. Used ... $8.99
Cinematic funky soul instrumentals from the El Michels Affair – the loose NYC collective's long awaited full length nod to the Wu Tang Clan! The crew brings their tried and true slow rolling and dirty funk to their interpretations of classic Wu Tang tracks, with some straight up beautiful ... read more CD

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Alan Evans TrioMerkaba ... CD
Royal Family, 2013. Used ... $4.99
A great little set from Alan Evans – better known as the drummer in Soulive, but equally smoking out here on his own! Alan doesn't always record on his own, but when he does, it's usually a great thing – and this cooking little album definitely lives up to the funky tightness we'd ... read more CD

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HarleighbluForget Me Not ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2013. Used ... $8.99
Tremendous soul from Harleighblu – a young UK singer we bet we'll be hearing plenty from in years to come! Harleighblu really represents the strongest side of the UK soul scene – bursting forth with a mix of classic and contemporary modes that make her way more than just another deep ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Mayer HawthorneStrange Arrangement ... CD
Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $1.99
The full length debut of Mayer Hawthorne for Stones Throw – with both classic Motown and 60s & 70s Detroit indie soul influences, done the right way, and all of it wonderful and true to his heroes – after some promising early singles, we can now say emphatically that Mayer Hawthorne ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. Used ... $9.99
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... read more CD
Also available 13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP 19.99

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
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

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Clutchy HopkinsWalking Sdrawkcab (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used CD & DVD ... $3.99
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost ... read more CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... CD
Daptone, 2007. Used ... $5.99
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read more CD

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✨✧ Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... (Brazil, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Killer MetersTribute To The Meters ... CD
Fastlife, 2005. Used ... $3.99
A killer tribute to the Meters by the Killer Meters – a shadowy quartet that somehow manages to live up to their ambition of recreating the heat of the one-and-only Funky Meters! The group faithfully brings those great Meters tunes to life, thanks in no small part to the furious strength of ... read more CD

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Kings Go ForthOutsiders Are Back ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2010. Used ... $5.99
The brilliant full length debut of Kings Go Forth – a set we'd been eagerly anticipating after hearing their first few fantastic singles! The group hail from Milwaukee, an unlikely spot for a combo this hip – and they've got a sound that's smoking 70s soul all the way through – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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TJ KirkIf Four Was One ... CD
Warner, 1996. Used ... $3.99
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(Out of print, promotional stamp on booklet cover.)

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroThis Time ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. Used ... $9.99
A bold step forward from Lack Of Afro – the modern funk & soul vehicle of producer, DJ and song stylist Adam Gibbons! The slew of singles and trio of full lengths that we'd heard prior to This Time have all been really impressive – a mix of breakbeat funk era and classic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Shawn Lee & Clutchy HopkinsFascinating Fingers ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $5.99
Textural mood funk from the team of Shawn Lee and Clutchy Hopkins – the second collaborative batch from this dynamic and well matched duo! We loved Clutch Of The Tiger, but they take a profound step forward on Fascinating Fingers – if they were feeling each others styles out on that ... read more CD

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LubriphonicLubriphonic ... CD
Lubricated, 2002. Used ... $2.99
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(Out of print.)

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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. Used ... $7.99
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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Mr ChopFor Pete's Sake (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Five Day Weekend/Now Again, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Space funk specialist Mr Chop takes on the beatcraft genius of Pete Rock on For Pete's Sake – blueprint Pete Rock singles and benchmark beats – refashioned as fuzzed out psychedelic funk instrumentals! It works out masterfully, and very much in the mold of some of our other favorite ... read more CD

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Mr ChopSilver Frequencies ... CD
Now Again/Five Day Weekend, 2009. Used ... $6.99
An overlooked chapter in the Mr Chop canon! Coz Littler, aka Mr. Chop, has been a beacon in the future groove cosmos for years now – filtering his love for spacey 70s psych funk through classic-era hip hop beatcraft in a distinctive, irresistible way – and he's uber-prolific, too. In ... read more CD
(Out of print, packaged in an LP style sleeve.)

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Mr ChopSwitched On (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Traffic, 2011. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
Switched On funk from Mr Chop! Here's an homage to the innovative Moog-based LPs of the late 60s and early 70s – though the the great UK analog studio wiz Mr Chop is also doing it hard and heavy – it's not a light, airy and bubbly keyboard groove experience – this is spacey, ... read more CD

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MushroomGlazed Popems ... CD
Black Beauty, 2004. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
These guys keep getting better and better – and this album may well be their best set to date! The album's a massive double-length set – broken down into 2 different discs, one titled London, the other titled Oakland – both of them each with their own theme. The London set has a ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2008. Used ... $9.99
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD

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✨✧ Paolo Apollo NegriGreat Anything ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2011. Used ... $7.99
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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Piano Overlord (Prefuse 73)Singles Collection 03 to 05 ... CD
Money Studies, Early/Mid 2000s. Used ... $3.99
The most uncategorizable grooves in the canon of Guillermo Scott Herren – his Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and otherwise keys-and-drums centered Piano Overlord guise – and a collection of rare vinyl singles cut from 03-05! Maestro Scott wrote, plays, and produced all the tracks – done with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Quantic & Alice RussellLook Around The Corner ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2012. Used ... $7.99
Mindblowing stuff – maybe the deepest album we've heard so far from Quantic, and a great step forward for Alice Russell too! After years of working in some of the best contemporary funk modes around, Quantic really expands his vision here – hitting a level of maturity that brings in ... read more CD

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✨✧ SnowboySnowboy's Soul Spectacular – The Funk & Soul Recordings ... CD
BGP (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $7.99
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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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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 QuartetLove The Life (revisited edit, 12" revisited)/Higher World/Breakout ... CD
Big Life (UK), 1993. Used ... $2.99
While we love the more retro B3 grooves by the JTQ best, these post Brand New Heavies commercial acid jazz numbers suit us just fine too. Noel McKoy handles the vocals. CD
(4-track CD single.)

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Erik TruffazRevisite ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $3.99
The spacey work of Swiss trumpeter Erik Truffaz gets the remix treatment, in a great set of chillout grooves! Truffaz has a great sound – kind of a blend of late 60s Miles Davis, and mid 70s Eddie Henderson – and his first few albums for Blue Note France have been some of our favorite ... read more CD
(Out of print, mark through barcode & promotional stamp on CD.)

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Nicole Willis & The Soul InvestigatorsKeep Reachin' Up (US version) ... CD
Timmion/Light In The Attic, 2005. Used ... $5.99
A bold step forward for the deep funk groove of Timmion Records – way more than just a "funk band meets diva" set, and instead a fully-formed soul record that's one of the greatest indies we've heard in years! Nicole Willis has already won our hearts with earlier records, but here ... read more CD
( Out of print.)
 
 



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