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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Heat In The City ... LP 26.99

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AllergiesAs We Do Our Thing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99
Tightly funky work from The Allergies – a group who work equally with processed sounds and live instrumentation, all to create a nicely playful batch of funk tracks! There's vocals on the set – some found, some live – and the mood shifts nicely from cut to cut – almost with ... read more CD
Also available As We Do Our Thing ... LP 19.99

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Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in ... read more CD

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. Used ... $9.99
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

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Baker BrothersAvid Sounds ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $5.99
Even more soulful stuff than before from The Baker Brothers – a record that really has them getting past the gritty funk of earlier records, and hitting a fuller groove that's totally great! The sound here is expanded past the guitar-heavy sounds that we first came to love from the Bakers ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BamboosHard Up ... CD
BMG, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Lance Ferguson and The Bamboos have been around for many years – giving us albums for almost the space of two decades – and during that time, they've evolved from their roots as a lean funk combo to a much fuller ensemble, and one with an ear for the kind of tunes that have really ... read more CD

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BamboosSide Stepper ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around ... read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary BartzGary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins the duo of Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – bringing a warm sense of soul to their soulful backings – which range from funky to spacey, and do a nice job of capturing the mid 70s feel of Gary on record! The sound isn't the Larry Mizell or Ntu Group ... read more CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Joao DonatoJoao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great entry in this excellent series – one that not only features lots of great Fender Rhodes from Brazilian jazz legend Joao Donato, but also vocals from Loren Oden on almost every track – which makes the whole thing feel like a fantastic hybrid of Joao's genius with a ... read more CD

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Beggar & Co featuring The Funk Jazz CollectiveBrass, Strings & Things ... CD
MBJ (UK), 2007. Used ... $9.99
A great revival of this classic British soul ensemble – taken into even funkier territory than before, thanks to help from Bluey, Noel McKoy, and other UK soul legends! The sound is way more funky than you might expect, but also pretty top-shelf too – not small combo deep funk, but a ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Big Cheese All StarsPrawns ... CD
Big Cheese (France), 1994. Used ... $1.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bio RitmoLa Verdad ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2011. Used ... $6.99
Far reaching modern salsa and Latin grooves from Bio Ritmo – perhaps their best stuff yet! The group has been impressive all along, but they've progressively gotten better and better, really developing into one of the most exciting and least pigeonhole-able modern groups out there. The ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some light edgewear.)

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✨✧ Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD

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Black PumasBlack Pumas ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 11.98
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more CD

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Black PumasBlack Pumas (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more CD
(Deluxe edition with 11 bonus tracks!)
Also available Black Pumas (2LP deluxe edition – gold & red/black splatter vinyl pressing with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 31.99

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Miles BonnyLumberjack Soul 2 ... CD
Innate Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $3.99
It's been almost a decade since the first Lumberjack Soul album from Miles Bonny – and in that time, he's grown tremendously – both as a singer and musician, and as an artist who's really in command of his sound! Miles' voice still has the raspy charm we loved before, but the overall ... read more CD

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Boogaloo BandDance For Daddy ... CD
Blow It Hard (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
A nicely grooving set with a very solid jazz base! The approach here is kind of late 60s British – a mix of rhythmic styles, from mod to soul jazz to island-inspired – and the Boogaloo Band show that they've got a lot more to offer than just straight deep funk, thanks to firm guidance ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brand New HeaviesShibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically sharp work from the Brand New Heavies – recorded live in Tokyo during their best early days with N'Dea Davenport in the lead – and with a sound that's every bit as tight as their sound in the studio! In fact, the live setting might even be better – as the group were ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Shibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 (baby blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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BreakestraLive Mix Part 2 ... CD
Stones Throw, 2001. Used ... $5.99
Funky madness! This one's exactly what is says – a live mix, recorded by this hip funky combo, sort of a mixtape of classic funky tunes, all slammed together in one massive performance! Breakestra run through some of the biggest funky 45s of the 60s and 70s, jamming hard in one live to tape ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lucky BrownLucky Brown's Space Dream ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $6.99
Spacey raw funk from Lucky Brown – perfectly raw and gritty instrumental jams and vocal numbers and some jazz funk heaviness from the man behind The Funk Revolution, Crawdad Farmers and more – one of the more furiously creative figures in the international funk scene! This compilation ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a ... read more CD
Also available #KingButch ... LP 18.99

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Calibro 35Momentum ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 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

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Captain HammondOrigin Of Captain Hammond ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2007. Used ... $9.99
Captain Hammond's a hero who definitely lives up to his name – a cat who hits the instrument hard – really wailing here with a classic 60s approach to his instrument! The album's awash in wonderful organ lines – grooves that are sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a mod soul ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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CelofunkCelofunk ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2005. Used ... $5.99
A smoking debut from Spain's Celofunk – a back-to-basics combo with a solidly soulful feel! The sound here reminds us a lot of the best of the early Acid Jazz scene in the UK – particularly those on the Brand New Heavies side of the fence, with a similarly bright production style to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Crown RoyalsAll Night Burner ... CD
Estrus, 1997. Used ... $9.99
With Ken Vandermark on tenor sax, Pete Nathan on guitar, Mark Blade on bass, and Jeff BBQ on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseBridge ... CD
Relaxed Records, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Karl Denson on vocals, saxophone, and flute, Ron Johnson on bass, Brian Jordan on guitar, David Veith on keyboards, Mike Dillon on percussion, and Chris Littlefield on trumpet. (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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DevonnsDevonns ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $4.99
A nice little soul group from Chicago – and one who work in the sort of legacy that makes us mighty proud to be a part of the Windy City! Most of the tracks here are original, but the group also do a nice version of one of our favorite tunes by Leroy Hutson – and it's clear that there's ... read more CD

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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

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $6.99
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

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Dynamics180,000 Miles & Counting ... CD
Big Single (France), 2011. Used ... $12.99
Reggae dub soul from The Dynamics – and they do more than that, too – a richly diverse, easy going and soulfully resonant set from the France-based, globally-reared group! There's a real love for classic soul at the roots of the group's sound – as well as the hazy rhythms and ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DynamicsVersion Excursions ... CD
Groove Attack (Germany), 2007. Used ... $11.99
The first full-length set from The Dynamics – a cool little combo who've been getting attention for their funky 45s, most of which are reggae covers of soul, funk, and pop tunes from the 60s and 70s! That same approach is used here to great effect – kind of a rocksteady remake of ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD

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El Michels AffairYeti Season (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A new and amazing chapter in the always-evolving sound of this wonderful funk ensemble – a set that holds onto all the unusual elements of previous records, but also brings in some beautiful vocals from singer Piya Malik on a number of tracks! Malik really fleshes out the sound on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Brian Ellis GroupEscondido Sessions ... CD
El Paraiso, 2015. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A contemporary set from the west coast scene – and one that's got a similar feel to the soaring, spiritual sounds we've heard from some of the projects of Carlos Nino – but a quality that's maybe a bit more tripped-out overall! All tracks are long, and very jamming – with loads ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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FangaAfrokaliptyk Nation – Live At Victoire Il Montpellier (CD & DVD) ... CD
Underdog (France), 2011. Used CD + DVD ... $14.99
Triumphant live material from the great European Afro Funk combo Fanga – captured in Montpellier, France – which is where they call home! We've found Fanga's efforts to date to be tightly grooving, spiritually resonant Afro Funk to be among the finest modern acts anywhere in the world ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for ... read more CD
Also available Big Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions (lavender swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 16.99
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 CD

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Freedom AffairFreedom Is Love ... CD
Sunflower Soul/Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $10.99
A really great contemporary soul group – one who've got a different vibe than some of the rest, and this warmly righteous spirit that really lives up to the title of the record! The group embrace themes of love and power equally – rising up with a quality that's a great change from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Funk Como Le GustaFCLG ... CD
ST2 (Brazil), 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The long-awaited second album from one of the greatest funk groups going on the Brazilian scene – an excellent combo with a blend of jazz and soul that recalls the classic 70s recordings of Band Black Rio and some of their Samba Soul contemporaries! For this second outing, Funk Como Le Gusta ... (Brazil, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes the original stickered case!)

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Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. Used ... $4.99
This one-man orchestra just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – working with the funk you'd expect from the name, but also all these cool and moody touches that mix together David Axelrod-like ambition with some of the sharper snap of hip hop production! This time ... read more CD

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Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This one-man orchestra just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – working with the funk you'd expect from the name, but also all these cool and moody touches that mix together David Axelrod-like ambition with some of the sharper snap of hip hop production! This time ... read more CD
Also available Ode To Escapism ... CD 4.99

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Grandmother's FunckPlease Baby Please Baby Baby Baby Please ... CD
Greyboy, 1996. Used ... $2.99
An obscure bit of jazzy funk from the Swiss scene – the only album we've ever seen from Grandmother's Funck – on Greyboy Records! The album was recorded in Switzerland in '96, and there's timeless sound and a laidback approach of funk – with soul jazz awareness that we don't ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Greyboy AllstarsGreyboy Allstars Live ... CD
Relaxed Records, 1999. Used ... $3.99
Hot new live set by the ever-popular Greyboy All Stars. The set's a nice batch of straight ahead jazz funk grooves, with some covers – like Lou Donaldson's "Hot Dog", Curtis Mayfield's "Check Out Your Mind", and David Newman's "Duffin' Round" – plus nice ... read more CD
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Greyboy AllstarsTown Called Earth ... CD
Greyboy, 1997. Used ... $5.99
The most recent CD by the Greyboy All Stars, and a nice tight batch of grooves with a loud jazz funk sound in the tradition of the JBs, or some of the classic recordings from the late 60's on Prestige. Karl Denson and Robert Walter are in the group, and the ensemble has a large loud horn section. ... read more CD
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Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $9.99
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 CD

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Fay Hallam & BongolianLost In Sound ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2012. Used ... $9.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Bongolian in years – a great collaboration with vocalist Fay Hallam, who really helps his grooves find a great sense of focus! Unlike other efforts of this nature – the usual "soul diva with funk group" outing – Fay and ... read more CD
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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Mayer HawthorneStrange Arrangement ... CD
Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $3.99
The full length debut of Mayer Hawthorne for Stones Throw – with both classic Motown and 60s & 70s Detroit indie soul influences, done the right way, and all of it wonderful and true to his heroes – after some promising early singles, we can now say emphatically that Mayer Hawthorne ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print. Advance copy with a small cutout hole through the case.)

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used Gatefold ... $5.99
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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Unstraight Ahead ... CD 5.99

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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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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

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HifiversLife Shines EP ... CD
Hi Five (Germany), 2011. Used ... $2.99
A great German combo, and one with almost as much jazz as funk in the mix – quite a nice change from the usual group of this nature! There's a warm glow to the record right from the start – a vibe that comes from the tight trumpet lines of Michael Voss, who also sings a bit – and ... read more CD

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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. Used ... $18.99
Fantastic Fender Rhodes from Yusuke Hirado – plus a fair bit of other keyboards too – all delivered in a set that mixes 70s space jazz funk with some great contemporary elements, and in a way that's nicely different than Hirado's work in the group Quasimode! The set's got some old ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
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HoneymunchNew Destination ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2011. Used ... $6.99
Spacier grooves from Honeymunch – building nicely on the Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet and synth atmosphere of the previous set with a somewhat more cosmically inclined vibe and vocals by Hannes Stickel! The things we loved about the group in a more instrumentals centered approach is still ... read more CD

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Jahari Massamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)Pardon My French ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A tremendous collaboration between Madlib and drummer Karriem Riggins – both artists who are great enough on their own, but who really hit some new territory in this funky instrumental project! Riggins plays live drums, and Madlib throws in all this other instrumentation that really changes ... read more CD

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JD & The Evil's Dynamite BandJD & The Evil's Dynamite Band Explodes Across The Nation ... CD
Soul Fire, 2001. Used ... $5.99
A brilliant bit of funk – with a heavy classic sound! JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band are another one of those new funky combos to fall under the Desco/Soul Fire umbrella – and like other acts of recent years (Daktaris, Mike Jackson & The Soul Providers, Sugarman Three), the ... read more CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD

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Rodney JonesSoul Manifesto Live! ... CD
Savant, 2001. Used ... $4.99
Features Will Boulware on Fender Rhodes and Hammond – and Teodross Avery on tenor! CD

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... CD
Daptone, 2007. Used ... $6.99
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsJust Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... CD
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Rare work from Sharon Jones – and a record that's a bit different than some of her other work for the Daptone label! The set features the group doing cover versions of tracks by other artists – some that appeared as singles over the years, others commissioned for projects, and a few ... read more CD

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

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KafkaKafka ... CD
Mighty Highness (Australia), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Tripped-out jazzy funk from Kafka – a hip Aussie combo with a really unique groove – one that draws from Afro Funk, 70s fusion, and 90s hip hop – the rolls the whole thing into a mad little blend that's all its own! Most of the instrumentation is live, but the production is ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... CD
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 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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KhruangbinHasta El Cielo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more CD

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KhruangbinLive At Lincoln Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Night Time Stories/Beat (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live set from this very funky trio – recorded in our home city of Chicago, but with an appeal that's pretty darn universal! The sound here is maybe even more lean than some of the studio work we've heard from Khruangbin – lots of interplay between the basslines and guitar, over ... read more CD

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KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with ... read more CD
Also available Mordechai ... LP 18.99

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Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... read more CD
Also available Texas Sun EP ... LP 13.99

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KonkomaKonkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A contemporary Afro combo, but one with a really unique twist – a focus on older Ghanaian styles of grooves, which makes them sound different than a lot of other groups of this nature! Unlike some of the more Nigerian-grooving groups out there these days, Konkoma take their inspiration from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Lack Of AfroMusic For Adverts ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. Used ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro are back, and fiercer than ever before – really evolved from just a name known for funky remixes and dancefloor grooves, and stepping forward strongly into a much more well-rounded, deeply soulful group! The title's a reference to older Brit sound library albums, but the overall ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lack Of AfroMy Groove Your Move ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $11.99
A diverse, far reaching approach to funk flavors the second full length from Lack Of Afro – who may lack the follicles, but aren't lacking the love – with a more sophisticated and confident feel this time out! The crew follows through on the promise of the debut here, continuing their ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraMoods & Grooves – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $7.99
The second funky set by Shawn Lee for Ubiquity – and even more ambitious than the first! The sound here is really expansive – much more in a 70s soundtrack/sound library vein than Lee's first go-round – and done in a style that mixes together harder funky rhythms with larger ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraReel To Reel ... CD
Ubiquity, 2012. Used ... $11.99
Reel-y great grooves from Shawn Lee – perhaps his funkiest record in years, and one that has a definite cinematic feel too – as you might guess from the title! The style here is blacksploitation funk at its finest – stripped down to its best core elements, and served up by Lee ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Limp TwinsTales From Beyond The Groove ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... $9.99
A killer batch of blue eyed funk – one that takes the Quantic Soul sound to the next level! The Limp Twins are Will Holland, of Quantic and Quantic Soul fame, plus vocalist Russell Porter – a singer with a sweetly compressed style that works perfectly with Holland's funky backings! ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Little Barrie & Malcolm CattoQuatermass Seven ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A heady mix of fuzzy funk and psychedelic production – served up here as a duet between Little Barrie and Malcolm Catto! Catto's on drums, with the same rock-solid style that we've loved right since his Mo Wax days – and Barrie handles guitar and vocals – with that more ... read more CD
Also available Quatermass Seven ... LP 19.99

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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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Chico MannManifest Tone Vol 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $9.99
A great blend of funky rhythms and African roots – served up by Antibalas guitarist Marquitos Garcia! There's certainly an element of the Antibalas groove going on here – as many tracks have that percolated sense of rhythm that Antibalas borrowed from 70s African influences. But the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodDropper ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $5.99
A return to funky grooving for Medeski, Martin, & Wood – and a slamming set that really captures the energy of the group in performance! The trio move effortlessly through tight Hammond grooving and off-beat jazzy piano work, riffing hard in the jam-band mode that's made them a huge ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout through digipack case.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodRadiolarians III ... CD
Indirecto, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums and paecussion, and Chris Wood on bass. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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Menahan Street BandExciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The Menahan Street Band are always pretty exciting to our funk-trained ears – but this time around, there seems to be a little something extra in the mix – a sound that has all these great little strange twists and turns around the edges, while still keeping all the mellow funk of the ... 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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MildlifeAutomatic ... CD
Heavenly, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Mildlife snuck under the radar a bit with their previous record – but here, they seem poised to break big, and with a sound that's very much their own! All the great keyboard work from before is still in place, but the vocal quotient of the music has been increased – to a level where ... read more CD

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $7.99
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, CDr pressing.)

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 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
Also available Cycle ... LP 18.99

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2008. Used ... $8.99
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 18.98
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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New Jersey KingsUzi Lover ... CD
JTI (UK), 2002. Used ... $14.99
Funky organ grooves from UK Hammond maestro James Taylor – operating under the name of the New Jersey Kings! As funky collectors will know, the NJK were a group that Taylor used back in the early 90s – when his main group were going for a smoother soulful style, and Taylor wanted to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New MastersoundsPlug & Play (UK pressing) ... CD
One Note (UK), 2008. Used ... $9.99
No plug and play here – at least in the "easy as easy can be" way – as The New Mastersounds do everything from the ground up, all with a gritty groove that's been forged over years of hard funky work! This album has the UK combo at the top of their game – working with ... read more CD

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A funky combo from funky drummer Leonard King – both a doctor and a professor, but a very down-to-earth guy when it comes to records like this! The group's a sextet, and work with saxes and guitar to give the music a vibe that's almost vintage R&B at some points, but more creative jazz ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(CDr release.)

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OrgoneKillion Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. Used ... $9.99
A monstrous debut from one of the heaviest acts we've heard in years – LA's Orgone, easily one of the most up-and-coming funky combos around! Although Orgone share a bit with some of the leaner deep funk groups who've cropped up in the past decade or so, they've also got a sound that's a bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Pete Rock & The Soul BrothersPetestrumentals 3 ... CD
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD

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Poets Of RhythmWhat Goes 'Round ... CD
Shadow, 1990s. Used ... $6.99
Funky gems by the Poets Of Rhythm – one of the best new funk groups around, right up there with Breakestra, Sugarman Three, and other hard-hitting combos! The tunes on the CD are pulled from earlier recordings that the group made under a number of names – some as The Poets Of Rhythm, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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PolyrhythmicsMan From The Future ... CD
Color Red, 2020. New Copy ... $6.99 11.98
The Polyrhythmics always manage to give us something groovy – and this set's got their trademark style of shifting rhythms laced with lots of tight guitar – partly old school funk, but also graced with some contemporary elements too! The guitar of Ben Bloom is often the lead solo ... read more CD

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 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
 
 



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