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

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Bobby OrozaThis Love ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A really fantastic full length set from Bobby Oroza – a moody take on blue-eyed soul, with a vibe that's completely its own! Oroza has some fantastic help here – production and music by Cold Diamond & Mink, the combo who've given such a fantastic sound to Timmion Records soul ... read more CD

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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
(Out of print.)

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Pendletons2 Steps Away ... LP
Bastard Jazz, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A great full length set from The Pendletons – a group who've given us some great singles in recent years, but who seem to sharpen up their sound even more in an extended setting! These guys started out in more of a lean 80s funk mode, but have really warmed up their groove – so that ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP
Colemine, 2018. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $19.99
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
(Black vinyl promo pressing.)

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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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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2004. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A damn funky little album – and one of the best Stones Throw albums of the past 20 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 – even some of the offbeat psych and rock ... read more CD
Also available Wildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD 5.99

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2004. Used ... $5.99
A damn funky little album – and one of the best Stones Throw albums of the past 20 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 – even some of the offbeat psych and rock ... read more CD
Also available Wildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD 6.99

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Nick Pride & The PimptonesRejuiced Phat Shake ... CD
Legere (France), 2014. Used ... $5.99
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
(Out of print.)

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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)... $0.99
(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

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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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Royal Krunk OrchestraPyramids – Opus 4 No 2 ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Really great work from the Royal Krunk Jazz Orchestra – an album that's much more ambitious and far-reaching than their previous album – with a sense of majesty we never would have expected the last time around! As before, there's no real "krunk" here at all – and ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Ruby RushtonTrudi's Songbook – Volume One ... LP
22A (UK), 2017. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
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
(Cover has a partially unglued top seam, in great shape otherwise.)

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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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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 (2CD set) ... CD
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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

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Carlton Jumel SmithAin't That Love (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing. Label has artist name/title written in pen.)

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkI'd Better (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Sweet funky soul from Carlton Jumel Smith – a great singer whose voice brings a nice sense of humanity to the tune – while Cold Diamond & Mink serve up some crackling drums, warm horn lines, and a great little groove! CDM are all alone on the flip – the instrumental take on ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing. Label has artist name/title written in pen.)

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkLove Our Love Affair (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing. Label has artist name/title written in pen.)

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✨✧ Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkThis Is What Love Looks Like (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
Funky drums, descending horns, and riffing guitar really set the scene here in a great way – giving the track a gentle groove, but one that's nice and warm too – a perfect foil for the deep soul vocals of Carlton Jumel Smith, a singer who may well be one of the best discoveries so far ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Test pressing.)

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkWoman You Made Me (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. Near Mint- ... $6.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing. Label has artist/title written in pen.)

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Smuggler BrothersMusicone ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
Heavy funk from Smuggler Brothers – an Italian group who start out in the vintage cop/crime modes of 70s soundtracks, but then bring in a whole host of different elements to play in the mix! The core grooves are heavy on bass, drums, and lots of nice keyboards – but there lots more ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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
(Includes download!)

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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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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleBuild Bridges ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
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
(Includes download!)

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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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Matthew Tavares & Leland WhittyVisions ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A really amazing step forward for Matthew Tavares and Leland Whitty – two musicians best known as founders of BADBADNOTGOOD – but emerging here in an even more mature blend of jazz and larger instrumental ideas! The record mixes core solo voices with some larger touches here and there ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
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 6.99

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Trio BruxoA Bandeiro Do Bruxo ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. Used ... $6.99
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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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Tuxedo III ... CD
Funk On Sight, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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 CD

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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One) feat Cee-Lo & Tony Toni ToneGet The Money/Own Thing (2019 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Funk On Sight, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Vicious SeedsGet High Sofa/Waffleman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Fast-riffing guitar sets up this groove nicely, and drums follow suit – moving the whole thing at a tight clip that's emphasized once congas come into the mix – while a wah wah guitar line solos over the top! "Waffleman" has heavier drums and an even funkier vibe – kind ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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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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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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Whitefield BrothersEarthology ... LP
Now Again, 2009. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 24.98
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Earthology (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ Whitefield BrothersEarthology (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
The long-awaited return of the Whitefield Brothers – melding global funk and tripped out psychedelia as masterfully as on their massive In The Raw album – and tripping it out and funking it up even more this time! The psychedelic sounds get more pronounced play this time out, but it's ... read more CD
(Comes in a nice gatefold booklike cover.)
Also available Earthology ... LP 19.99

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations50 Foot Woman ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
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 CD
Also available 50 Foot Woman ... LP 19.99

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Hannah Williams & The Affirmations50 Foot Woman ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99 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 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 ... $8.99
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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VariousCrown Jewels Vol 1 (gold colored vinyl – with download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
A big collection of funky gems from the Big Crown label – an important imprint in the role of fresh funky styles in the global underground! Big Crown are part of a musical legacy that stretches back to Soul Fire and Desco – but the company also has an ear towards newer modes of funky ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition gold vinyl – with download!)

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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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✨✧ VariousParty Keller Vol 2 – Sons & Daughters Of Funk, Boogie, Soulful Reggae & Afrobeat Compiled By Florian Keller ... CD
Compost (Germany), Early 2000s. Used ... $8.99
One of those rare cases where volume 2 of a collection is actually even better than volume 1 – and for good reason too! The first Party Keller set mostly featured older funky numbers, but this one's nearly all-recent – but also all cuts that have a searing older funky sound! The ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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VariousSeven Wonders – New Movements In Australian Jazz & Soul ... LP
Plug Seven (Australia), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99
A great little compilation – and one that really makes us want to hear a lot lot more from all the artists in the lineup! Think of this one as a bit like some of the excellent Brownswood compilations that have hipped us to changes on the London scene during the past few years – as this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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