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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $23.99
A really great take on the music of Madvillain – that famous collaboration between Madlib & MF Doom – served up here in a mostly instrumental mode that's heavy on funk and jazz! You'll definitely recognize the tunes in the set, but the presentation is very different – almost ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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AntibalasFu Chronicles ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 18.99

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
The Beat Bronco Organ Trio are more than great enough at the core, but they also offer up some great surprises over the course of this fantastic full length album – including slight use of clavinet and mini-moog by Gabri Casanova, who mostly handles the Hammond in the lead – and guest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkTell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. Near Mint- ... $6.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label test pressing. Label has artist name written in pen.)

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Matt BerryTelevision Themes ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
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 CD

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Bitman & RobanMusica Para Despues De Almuerzo ... CD
Nacional, 2006. Used ... $0.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Black & BrownWe Gotta Party – Live At Blue Inn Cafe ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2006. Used ... $9.99
Funky soul from Black & Brown – the Italian combo who were one of the few deep funk revival outfits working back in the mid 90s! The sound here is influenced heavily by James Brown – and half of the tracks here are JB covers – but the Black & Brown approach is a bit ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack has light wear.)

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... LP
Colemine, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Bonzo SquadThere's Always Tomorrow ... CD
Bonzo Squad, 2019. Used ... $1.99
(Jazz, Deep Funk) CD

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Bottom Rhythm JamPrimitive ... CD
Basis (Japan), 2019. New Copy ... $26.99
It's been a number of years since we last heard from Bottom Rhythm Jam – but man, these guys have definitely kept things together – and maybe even seem more "bottom rhythm" than ever before! The lineup features drums from Takehiro Shimizu of Indigo Jam Unit – mixed with ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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.)

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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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Budos BandV ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD
Also available V ... LP 18.99

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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
(Includes download!)
Also available V ... CD 12.99

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Calibro 35Momentum ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Momentum ... LP 23.99

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Calibro 35Momentum ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $23.99 24.98
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Momentum ... CD 14.99

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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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CochemeaAll My Relations ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
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 CD

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

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Deep Banana BlackoutRowdy Duty ... CD
Artkin Touchya, 1998. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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DiazporaPing Pong Powerplay ... LP
Legere (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
No time for table games here – as Diazpora jump right in the groove from the very first note – working with a sweet 70s funk approach to their music, which means lots of riffing guitar, funky basslines, and horns punctuating the keys – all while lead singer Axel Maximilian Fiege ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Dos SantosLogos ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Logos ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Dos SantosLogos ... LP
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Logos ... CD 9.99

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available My Life At 45 ... LP 19.99

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... LP
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available My Life At 45 ... CD 12.99

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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 ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... 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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Neal FrancisChanges ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99 13.98
Blue-eyed southern soul from Neal Francis – a set that feels like one of those great rock/soul albums that were captured during the height of the Muscle Shoals scene – although with maybe a bit more contemporary funk at the core as well! Neal's songs are super-catchy – and take ... read more CD

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Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99
The Haggis Horns just seem to get tighter and tighter with each new record – to a point where they're way more than just another funk combo with a gimmicky name, and have grown into a really great soul group on their own! The rhythms, arrangements, and horns are great – but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Harlem Gospel TravelersHe's On Time ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD
Also available He's On Time (clear vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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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!)
Also available He's On Time ... CD 11.99

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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... read more CD

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsSahara Swing ... CD
Now Again, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... read more CD
Also available Sahara Swing ... CD 4.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsSahara Swing ... CD
Now Again, 2008. Used ... $4.99
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... read more CD
Also available Sahara Swing ... CD 6.99

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... read more CD

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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
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

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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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HeliocentricsInfinity Of Now ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A fantastic mix of heady sounds and heavy funk from The Heliocentrics – and a record that continues the vibe of their previous set – in which the team of Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson were joined by the lovely vocals of Barbora Patkova! Patkova's presence is just what the group needs ... read more CD

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HeliocentricsQuatermass Sessions – From The Deep ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Not the original Quatermass EP from The Heliocentrics – but material that takes off in an even fuller, heavier direction – and which may well be the funkiest sounds we've heard from these guys so far! The music is stunning right from the very first heavy bassline and sharp drum crackle ... read more CD

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HeliocentricsWorld Of Masks ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
A record that seems to show a whole new side of the Heliocentrics – music that's every bit as trippy and funky as before, but which also seems open to a lot more musical currents as well – possibly because the record marks the group's debut on the Soundway label! This time around, they' ... read more CD

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 20.98
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
Also available Last Transmission ... CD 7.99

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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
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Also available Last Transmission ... CD 9.99

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Greg Hester & FriendsSoul Brother Where Art Thou – A Tribute To James Brown ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Singer Greg Hester pays tribute to the late Godfather – and does so in a nice way that moves things past the usual! There's definitely plenty of funk in the music – and the band also includes some of James' old bandmates too – but Greg's got a nice blue-eyed soul approach, maybe ... read more CD

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Martha HighNothing's Going Wrong ... CD
Blind Faith (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
Martha High has a hell of a legacy in soul music – one that includes early work with James Brown, and a surprisingly strong run of recent records that includes this well-crafted gem! Martha's singing here with a younger group from Italy, but the sound is very old school throughout – ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Nothing's Going Wrong ... LP 18.99

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Martha HighNothing's Going Wrong ... LP
Blind Faith (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Martha High has a hell of a legacy in soul music – one that includes early work with James Brown, and a surprisingly strong run of recent records that includes this well-crafted gem! Martha's singing here with a younger group from Italy, but the sound is very old school throughout – ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nothing's Going Wrong ... CD 11.99

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James Hunter SixWhatever It Takes ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
We'll be the first to admit, we were always a bit suspicious of James Hunter at the start – but over the years, with records this great, he's really won us over – to the point that we're not sure why we even had any question about his music in the first place! The really strong step ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ikebe ShakedownAsa-Sa/Pepper ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Asa-Sa" has Ikebe Shakedown doing what they do best – hitting hard with a full-on Afro Funk approach, but also serving things up a groove that's lean enough to fit on a funky 45! Guitars riff nicely underneath the horns – which get even more vibrant on "Pepper", ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
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 CD

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JAMSilent Notes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2017. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
A great little side project from three members of the legendary Soil & Pimp Sessions combo – pianist Josei, bassist Akita, and drummer Midorin – hence the JAM name of the group! These guys may have the structure of a jazz piano trio, but their sound is something quite different ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jay VonsWord (with download) ... LP
La Castanya, 2019. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
We got the word on The Jay Vons, and it is that this organ soul and raw vintage R&B influenced combo delivers the goods in a big way – with an authentic sound to show for it – recorded at Daptone's House Of Soul! The group's earlier singles had the deep soul and funk base elements ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Jazz DefendersScheming ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jive TurkeysBread & Butter ... CD
Colemine, 2010. Used ... $6.99
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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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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✨✧ Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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Koka Mass JazzGroovy Jam Shoes ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $5.99
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KutimangoesAfrotropism ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD
Also available Afrotropism ... LP 18.99

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

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Shawn LeeShawn Lee Rides Again ... CD
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
The freewheeling Shawn Lee rides again, this time steering into folk soul, country funk and personally reflective songwriting in ways we haven't heard from him before – all the while living up to his genre-straddling indie funk legacy and penchant for winning stylistic detours over the years! ... read more CD
Also available Shawn Lee Rides Again ... LP 15.99

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Shawn LeeShawn Lee Rides Again ... LP
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $15.99
The freewheeling Shawn Lee rides again, this time steering into folk soul, country funk and personally reflective songwriting in ways we haven't heard from him before – all the while living up to his genre-straddling indie funk legacy and penchant for winning stylistic detours over the years! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Shawn Lee Rides Again ... CD 11.99

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Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla BandApache/Bongo Rock ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2012/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 10.98
That's the Incredible Tabla Band, not the Incredible Bongo Band – a very cool project by Shawn Lee that takes off on the famous bongo-led funk act of the 70s! Both cuts here are remakes of famous funk tunes by the IBB – and sound almost exactly like the originals right down at the core ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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Magic In ThreesIII ... LP
King Underground, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... $21.99 23.98
Great work from a Nashville group who just seem to get better and better with each new record – a combo that's all instrumental, but who deliver a really rich sound on their mix of keyboards, tenor, guitar, bass and drums! Previous records stated older sound library material as an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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 CD

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production ... 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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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... CD
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
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 CD

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Mighty Mocambos2066 ... CD
Legere (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD

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Money MarkPush The Button ... CD
Mo Wax, 1998. Used ... $1.99
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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Mountain Mocha KilimanjaroMountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2009. New Copy ... $8.99
An amazing deep funk combo from Japan – one that almost rivals Osaka Monaurail for classic-styled grooves! These guys have a sharpness that reminds us of the late 60s James Brown Band at their best, touched with a bit of JBs instrumental riffing – all produced with just the right ... read more CD

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Mr ChopSilver Frequencies ... CD
Now Again/Five Day Weekend, 2009. Used ... $2.99
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 ChopSounds From The Cave ... LP
Jazz & Milk (Germany), 2008. Near Mint- ... $11.99
No caveman sounds here, as the grooves are all plenty contemporary – yet also filled with plenty of funky touches from the 70s! The album's got a similar feel to the breaks album on Jazz & Milk – loads of acoustic elements patched together with a solid, soulful feel – a space ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus ExperienceTo Know Without Knowing (with bonus download) ... LP
Agogo (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great entry in the ongoing resurgence of the mighty Mulatu Astatke – the legend of Ethiopian music from the 70s, still going strong after all these years – and finding new ways to interact with generations of musicians that he inspired with his original recordings! This set has ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Graham MushnikPeeping Through The Porthole ... LP
Catapulte (UK), 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Loads of sweet little instrumentals from Graham Mushnik – most of which feature his own organ in the lead, tippling nicely over rhythms that run from bossa, to jazz funk, to soundtrack-styled modes – often peppered with nice touches on sax and flute! The record's maybe a nice throwback ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jake Najor & The Moment Of TruthIn The Cut ... CD
Redwoods, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 9.99
Jake Najor's a mighty funky drummer – as you'll hear from the very first note on this set – a spark that sets a flame to the album's strong run of tunes in both a funky and instrumental mode, as Jake leads the group through a great assortment of small combo grooves! Most tracks feature ... read more CD

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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 MastersoundsRenewable Energy (with bonus download) ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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New MastersoundsShake It (180 gram orange vinyl pressing) ... LP
Color Red, 2019. New Copy ... $28.99
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

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On The Corner with FuzzB'Gock! ... CD
Artkin Touchya, 1999. Used ... $4.99
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