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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 1 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
Here's a record that goes straight to the heart of the music of Madlib – not just his Madvillain collaboration with MF Doom, but all the great jazziness he's brought to his many projects over the years! The set's all instrumental – a larger jazz ensemble taking off on tunes previously ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Afro Latin Vintage OrchestraPulsion ... LP
Ubiquity, 2014. Near Mint- 2LP ... $13.99
A darker groove than usual from this hip European combo – a record that still has their commitment to global sounds at its core, but which also comes across with these great 70s electric modes too – almost echoes of Dark Magus Miles Davis and Sextant Herbie Hancock – thanks to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 5.99

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 4 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
The long awaited sides C & D in Madlib's incredible blend of Bombay soundtrack-styled funk, blunted Eastern beats, and all round stunning Middle Eastern accented hip hop instros! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India and/or otherwise East ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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
Also available Television Themes ... CD 16.99

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsFree Me ... LP
Tucxone (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Really wonderful work from JP Bimeni – a hell of a soul singer, even without such a tight band backing him up – a new talent to our ears, but one who could have easily held his own on the Memphis or Muscle Shoals scenes of the 60s! JP's way more than just another singer with a funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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
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Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
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
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Charles Bradley/Menahan Street BandNo Time For Dreaming – The Instrumentals ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. Near Mint- ... $99.99
All instrumental soul – the sweet slow funk backing tracks from Charles Bradley's No Time For Dreaming album! Bradley doesn't sing at all on this version – and instead, gives the spotlight fully to Menahan Street Band – who prove that they're one of the hippest funk combos going ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ BrainstoryBuck (clear with yellow & purple splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky trio with a really unique sort of vibe – vocals that are somewhere in the sweet soul territory of the early 70s, set to spacious instrumentation that's got some nicely trippy touches! The core lineup features guitar, bass, and drums next to the harmonized vocals of Kevin and Tony ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On clear with translucent purple & yellow splatter vinyl pressing.)
Also available Buck ... CD 12.99

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BreakestraHit The Floor ... LP
Ubiquity, 2005. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 19.98
A strong step forward from Breakestra – really moving out of the deep funk underground here, but never losing the groove that got them there in the first place! The set's got a depth that goes beyond most of the group's other work – way more than just a funky cover band sort of feel, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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Budos BandV ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
It's hard to believe that the Budos Band have been around long enough to give us five full albums – but along the way, they've also picked up plenty of power to add to their sound! This time around, the guitars seem even sharper than ever – full and fuzzy, and maybe even touched with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available V ... 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

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available All My Relations ... CD 9.99

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Phil Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsembleKelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
An amazing bit of music – and an incredible document of generations of creative jazz energy as well! The legendary Phil Cohran teams up here with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a collective made up of Cohran's sons, who follow strongly in the rich legacy of his own Artistic Heritage group ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Cold Diamond & MinkHere Today Gone Tomorrow ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
A record issued under the name of Cold Diamond & Mink, but which actually stands as the instrumental version of the Carlton Jumel Smith album 1634 Lexington Avenue! CD&M provided all the great grooves for the singer's debut full length set – and it's great to hear them out here on ... 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
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Cosmic Analog EnsembleLes Sourdes Oreilles ... LP
My Bags (France), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
This "ensemble" is really just one guy – Charif Megarbane, who recorded the whole album in Kenya – working together a fantastic array of sounds on drums, percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa, flute, vibes, oud, and a number of other instruments too – all with a ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 300! Comes with a bonus poster, too.)

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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
Also available Atemporal ... CD 19.99

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Diamond Street PlayersDiamond Street Players (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Gemco, 2019. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
Raw funky soul from Diamond Street Players – heavy on vintage inspired, timelessly spun instrumentals, but nailing down some standout vocal jams with Orgone vocalist Adryon de Leon and Atlanta soul singer Amanda Joy – and ultimately delivering a solid gem for the Gemco label! The core ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Du-RitesSound Check At 6 ... LP
Redefinition, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99 28.98
Way more than just a sound check, as the Du-Rites play here live – at an undisclosed location in Brooklyn – in a set that's still got some vocals from J-Zone and Pablo Martin, but which also really seems to showcase the full funky action of the group as a quartet – with lots of ... 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 TrioSteamy ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Steamy ... CD 14.99

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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

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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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Golden Dawn ArkestraDarkness Falls On The End Of Time ... LP
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $15.99
A set that nicely takes Golden Dawn Arkestra back to their roots – with music that's warmly organic, spiritually evocative, and pretty darn funky all the way through – all with a unique quality that definitely marks the group's own territory! The ensemble almost move as if in an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Greyboy15 Years Of West Coast Cool ... LP
Ubiquity, 1990s/Early 2000s. Near Mint- 2LP ... $29.99
A massive look at the music of Greyboy – one that features classic cuts, previously unreleased tracks, and rare mixes as well! Back in the early 90s, when most of the few funky records coming out of the west coast were pretty darn weak, Greyboy really caught our ears with his raw, stripped-do ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Grey vinyl pressing.)

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Harlem Gospel TravelersHe's On Time (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The fantastic full-length group of The Harlem Gospel Travelers – a quartet trained on the male group gospel modes of older acts like the Soul Stirrers or Violinaires – but one who really shine strongly with a voice of their own, thanks to a set of all original material, and some nice ... (Gospel, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition pressing – on clear vinyl and with download!)

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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 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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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBook Of Sound ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind (pink vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pink colored vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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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
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Also available American Love Call ... CD 12.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want ... LP
Daptone, 2014. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsMiss Sharon Jones (Soundtrack) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $13.99
Partly a soundtrack to the film on the life and music of the mighty Sharon Jones – partly a collection of some of her best tracks, with a bonus cut that's previously unreleased! The music here documents the amazing run of modern funk we've heard from Ms Jones & The Dap-Kings – a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of A Woman ... CD 8.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 100 Days 100 Nights ... CD 5.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way ... LP
Daptone, 2010. Near Mint- ... $11.99
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Koka Mass JazzGroovy Jam Shoes ... LP
Cold Busted, 2015. Sealed ... $14.99
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KutimangoesAfrotropism ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
The Kutimangoes keep on refining their groove with each new release – and really open up with a nice sense of variety from the usual Afro Funk mode! The horn section still has a strong role – two saxes, one trombone – but there are also both instrumental and rhythmic shifts from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Afrotropism ... CD 14.99

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LadyLady – Instrumentals ... LP
Truth & Soul, 2013. Sealed ... $11.99
Sweet instrumentals pulled from the excellent Lady vocal debut – a set that doesn't feature the female singers at all, and instead just has this great El Michels kind of groove! The sound is no surprise, given that Leon Michels produced and also plays heavily on the record – with a ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lady Wray/El MichelsQueen Alone – Instrumentals ... LP
Big Crown, 2016. Sealed ... $13.99
An all-instrumental version of Lady Wray's Queen Alone record – one that features no vocals at all from the woman herself, and which instead works perfectly as a great illustration of the instrumental talents of Leon Michels and crew! Michels produced and directed the whole album – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 27.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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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
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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 HacherosPilon (with bonus download) ... LP
Chulo, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99
A contemporary Latin combo, but one with a really unique feel as well – a mix of 60s charanga modes, 50s Cuban roots, and some definite modern phrasing! The group has a really wonderful blend of flute, violin, trombone, tres, and percussion – and congolero Hector "Papote" ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pilon ... CD 8.99

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MadmadmadMadmadmad ... LP
Ill Considered/Stac (UK), 2019. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
Tight instrumental work from the UK scene – a record that's part funky, part fuzzy, and very electric overall – almost a hybrid of jazz fusion and some of the electro modes that first found space on horror soundtracks of the 70s and 80s! The group's got lots of guitar pyrotechnics from ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(2LPs – plays at 45rpm!)

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... LP
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 20.98
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Golden Days ... CD 11.99

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Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... LP
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 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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Nate MercereauJoy Techniques (with bonus download) ... LP
How So, 2019. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
A really cool little record, and one that brings plenty of joy to our ears – as guitarist Nate Mercereau serves up a fresh batch of instrumentals that feature plenty of lines on synth guitar – all in a great combination of vintage funk styles and contemporary modes from the underground! ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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MexstepResistir (brown vinyl pressing) ... LP
Mexstep, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 25.00
Live band Latin hip hop with soulful and timely lyricism – and steeped in an inventive blend of cumbia, Tejano funk and the all around diverse touch of producer Adrian Quesada! Adrian brings the melting pot of Latin, funk and soul eclecticism he's renowned for with the groups Brownout, Grupo ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition brown vinyl pressing with die-cut sticker. Limited to just 500 copies!)
Also available Resistir ... CD 5.99

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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

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Mighty Mocambos2066 ... LP
Legere (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
The Mocambos are back, and mightier than ever – thanks to help from a lineup of all-stars who include Lee Fields, Jswiss, Ice T, Gizelle Smith, and even German sci-fi legend Peter Thomas! The core sound of the group is as before – tight funk by a large ensemble of all-star players who'v ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Misha Panfilov Sound ComboAstral Schlagers – The Singles Collection ... LP
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic funk from one of the hippest combos currently working on the planet – the mighty Misha Panfilov Sound Combo, a group who effortlessly blend 70s-style funk with some sweet spacey sounds! The "astral" in the title here is very well-placed – as there's a slightly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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New MastersoundsShake It (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Color Red, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The New Mastersounds shake it strongly here – still with all the great core energy of their classic quartet lineup – but further expanded with excellent lead vocals from Lamar Williams, plus a bit of tenor and trumpet too! The group have always been funky, but they've got a nicely ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shake It ... CD 12.99

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Nu GuineaNuova Napoli ... LP
NG (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
The last time around, Nu Guinea came on strong with a collaboration with drummer Tony Allen – but this time, they've got a very different groove – a lean, keyboard-heavy approach to funk that feels like it's lifted from some obscure sound library session of the 70s! There's still some ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Brian OwensSoul Of Ferguson ... LP
Soul Step, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Really righteous work from Brian Owens – every bit as much as you'd expect from a St Louis singer dedicating a record to the struggles in Ferguson! Brian's got a great voice – one that was wrapped around Johnny Cash tunes on his previous record, but which sounds even better here on a ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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 PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... 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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Resolution 88Revolutions ... LP
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky electric gem from Resolution 88 – a UK group who sound better and better each time we hear a new record – and who really continue an exploration of their core sound – which draws heavy inspiration from 70s classics by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Peters, Don Blackman, and the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Revolutions ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Rocket Juice & The MoonRocket Juice & The Moon ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Kind of an amazing collaboration – a core group that features Tony Allen, Damon Albarn, and Flea – with guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Fatoumata Diawara, M.anifest, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and Thundercat! The sound of the set is surprisingly wonderful – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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

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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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✨✧ Saigon Soul RevivalHoa Am Xu'A ... LP
Saigon Supersound, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest concepts for a funky combo we've heard in a long time – and a group that are nicely different from some of the old school acts in recent years! These guys definitely work in a vintage funk style – but one that's filtered through a Vietnamese heritage, specifically ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hoa Am Xu'A ... CD 19.99

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Scone Cash PlayersAs The Screw Turns ... LP
Flamingo Time/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The Scone Cash Players have a name that's a but unusual, but a sound that's right on the money – thanks to some massive Hammond work from leader Adam Scone, and lots of tight saxophone lines from Ian Hendrickson-Smith – who you'll remember from his work in the Dap-Kings! The groove ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Carlton Jumel Smith1634 Lexington Avenue ... LP
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
The long-overdue debut of Carlton Jumel Smith – a soul singer with roots at the Harlem address listed in the title, and who's slowly been working his way around the globe in recent years! Those global travels are key to the success of this set – as Smith works very tightly in Finland's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 1634 Lexington Avenue ... CD 13.99

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... LP
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul ChanceSoul Chance (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Obeah, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
New sounds from a funky combo, but handled in a way that's very much like the vintage-styled image on the cover! The group do a great job of evoking the sound of late 60s Kingston – spinning out spare, steady grooves that are heavy on rocksteady rhythms – often with great harmonies ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500 – on red vinyl)

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Souljazz OrchestraChaos Theories ... LP
Strut, 2019. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Souljazz Orchestra have been giving us great music for well over a decade, but they also seem to be really refining their sound with this wonderful album – going for more instrumental complexity, and opening up in so many different sonic spectrums – while still holding onto the Afro ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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StuffOld Dreams New Planet ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A very cool little combo – one that almost sounds like a funk band working with broken instruments! Stuff are really out to do something new here – borrowing bits of jazz and funk, then weaving together a sound that's equal parts acoustic and electric – but which has lots of fuzz ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Old Dreams New Planets ... CD 9.99

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleBuild Bridges (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.98
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are tighter than ever, and have really perfected a trademark sound – a style that's got the breaking drums of a vintage funky 45, the moody horns of an Ethio funk group, and the kind of organ and keyboard lines that would be right at home on a vintage album by The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Coke bottle clear vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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✨✧ Surprise ChefAll News Is Good News ... LP
College Of Knowledge (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
An album recorded way out in the wilds of Australia – as you might guess from the cover – but one that's got a funky feel that's plenty darn urban all the way through – and which has us really hoping for more from this understated combo! The music is in a familiar style – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Tuxedo III ... LP
Funk On Sight, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
There's a sticker on the cover that proclaims "third time's the charm" – and while that might be the case, we've also got to admit that we've always been pretty well charmed by Tuxedo – a great outlet for the soulful talents of Mayer Hawthorne, as he teams up with Jake One! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Tuxedo III ... CD 10.99

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WanubalePhosphenes ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A funk band with horns, but one with a very different feel than the rest – as these guys have arrangements that are nicely complicated up top – in a way that has the horns moving in all these really wonderful, colorful sort of ways! Instead of the usual inspirations from 60s soul or ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Nick WaterhouseNick Waterhouse ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A pretty tight little album from Nick Waterhouse – and even though his conga's apparently getting stolen in the cover phot, he's got more than enough of a combo to make up for that loss! The groove here is in a place between vintage soul and garagey rock – maybe garage soul, with Nick's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jack WatersonAdrian Younge Presents Jack Waterson ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
One of the more unusual collaborations we've heard in recent years – and one that shouldn't work as well as it does! Jack Waterson's probably best known as a key member of Green On Red back in the 80s, but over the decades he's had a long history of work on his own – including ties to ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations50 Foot Woman ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $21.99 23.99
Hannah Williams comes on with a fuller force than before – really topping the energy of The Affirmations with a quick-stepping approach to soul music that's every bit as sharp as their instrumentation! Shawn Lee produced the set, which might account for some of the energy – and there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available 50 Foot Woman ... CD 14.99

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Nicole Willis & Banda PalomitaMy Soul Sensation ... LP
Persephone (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
Nicole Willis has always been a fiercely collaborative singer – at a level that really helps her open up her style with each new project she takes on! That's definitely the case here as Willis works with Banda Palomita – who've got this smoothly groovy style that's really wonderful ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Adrian YoungeProduced By Adrian Younge EP ... LP
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Adrian Younge's a talent who never sleeps – a producer/musician who's always on to new projects and new records – including some surprisingly great soundtrack efforts in recent years! Here, Younge takes a bit of time to collaborate with four different lyricists – Georgia Anne ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDaptone Gold (deluxe gold foil jacket plus 11X 13 poster, sticker & full MP3 download that includes a bonus Sharon Jones Christmas song) ... LP
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 20.98
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 more LP, 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!)

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VariousDaptone Gold 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Live like a funky legend with this massively-stuffed Daptone Gold collection – filled with gems from one of the coolest, funkiest record labels of the past 20 years! The set features a few special tracks for the collection, plus some numbers from old Daptone 45s – making a full length ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... $13.99
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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