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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

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Tony AllenTony Allen Live ... CD
Comet (France), 2004. Used ... $11.99
Smoking Afro Funk from the legendary Tony Allen – recording during an incredible world tour in 2004, in a lean, mean groove that stands as a nice counterpoint to his studio sessions of the past few years! Tony's working here with a stripped down quintet – led by himself on drums and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 17.98
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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BadbadnotgoodTalk Memory ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A really different sort of record from Badbadnotgood – and we mean that in the best way possible, as the group are really maturing and opening up their sound! The core blend of funk and jazz elements is still at play on the record – but there's also a more expansive vibe too, one that ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary BartzGary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
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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✨✧ Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A very cool little combo – one who play funky jazz, but add in a globe's worth of influences – with an especially strong ear for the exotic reed sounds of Ethiopia in the 70s! The album's got warm keyboards at the core, driven by live drums and percussion – then topped with ... read more CD

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
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 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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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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Budos BandLong In The Tooth ... CD
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Budos Band may be long in the tooth – 15 years since their first record (!) – but they still sound pretty darn funky and fresh to our ears, and maybe even return here to some of the rawer modes of their first few records! The approach is simple, but fantastic – heavy drums on the ... read more CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraAngels Over Oakanda ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderfully righteous work from Burnt Sugar Arkestra – a group who've been giving us great records for years, but who are maybe even more important to the scene than ever before! The core of the record is the long title track – a very jazzy tune that builds up over loops set down by ... read more CD

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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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✨✧ Cactus ChannelStay A While ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2017. Used ... $6.99
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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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CochemeaVol II – Baca Sewa ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We loved Cochemea the first time around, but this second solo album is even better – a set that has the reedman really finding his own unique sound away from The Dap Kings – often blowing on an electrified saxophone, but in ways that are very different than late 60s experiments in that ... read more CD

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $5.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)

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Daptone Super Soul RevueDaptone Super Soul Revue – Live At The Apollo ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 18.99
A fantastic presentation of all that's wonderful with the mighty Daptone label – one of the hippest, funkiest record companies of the past few decades – the company that gave the world Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, and other great artists – all of whom are heard here in an ... read more CD
Also available Daptone Super Soul Revue – Live At The Apollo (3LP teal vinyl pressing) ... LP 42.99

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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors ... CD
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
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City Of Mirrors (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99
City Of Mirrors ... LP 22.99

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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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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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Yeti Season (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99
Yeti Season ... LP 18.99
Yeti Season ... LP 24.99

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El Michels Affair & Liam BaileyEkundayo Inversions ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A really new setting for the vocals of singer Liam Bailey – and one that's a bit different for El Michels Affair! The group here are still very funky, and filled with all the fantastic sonic touches that we've always loved from leader Leon Michels – but the setting is more in a reggae ... read more CD

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Fabulous ThreeBest Of The Fabulous Three ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2000s. Used ... $14.99
East coast instrumental funk players working together as Fabulous Three – Leon Michels, Jeff Dynamite, Quincy Bright, Homer Steinweiss, Phillip Lehman, Michael Leonhart and others from the Truth & Soul team – with a sound that's a blend of gritty raw funk, hazier psych soul ... 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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✨✧ 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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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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Ray Harris & The Fusion ExperienceRay Harris & The Fusion Experience ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Ray Harris is a heck of a great keyboardist – one with plenty of influences from the 60s and 70s, and a groove that more than lives up to the title of the set! The style's a bit less conventionally "fusion" than you might expect – and instead, there's almost a club jazz feel ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsNon Ex Orbis ... CD
Now Again, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Some of the fullest, freakiest sounds we've ever heard from Karl Hector & The Malcouns – and a set that almost has the contemporary combo resonating with some of the older psych and fuzz that often gets reissued on the Now Again label! JJ Whitefield – of Whitefield Brothers/Poets ... 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
Also available 13 Degrees Of Reality ... LP 18.99

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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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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. Used ... $9.99
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
(Includes obi.)

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HoneymunchNew Destination ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2011. Used ... $1.99
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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Charlie Hunter & Leon ParkerDuo ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... $4.99
With Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar and Leon Parker on drums and percussion. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)

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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
Also available Pardon My French ... LP 23.99

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 13.99
A great little record that really goes back to the early days of the Wide Hive label – the time when the company emerged as a hotbed of Cali funk, and was less of the jazz imprint it is today! Jake delivers plenty of breaks here on drums – and also turns in a bit of turntable work too ... read more CD
Also available Breaksy ... LP 12.99

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JD & The Evil's Dynamite BandJD & The Evil's Dynamite Band Explodes Across The Nation ... CD
Soul Fire, 2001. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
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
Also available American Love Call ... LP 18.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate Space ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Fantastic work from Durand Jones & The Indications – a group who've really come a long way in the past few years – in ways that push Durand's vocals to places we wouldn't have guessed on previous records! This set's way more than just a funk band with a soul singer upfront – ... read more CD
Also available Private Space ... LP 18.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want ... CD
Daptone, 2014. Used ... $6.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsI Learned The Hard Way ... CD
Daptone, 2010. Used ... $6.99
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... read more 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
Also available Just Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... LP 16.99

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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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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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KieferWhen There's Love Around ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Kiefer's a musician who just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – a keyboardist who's moving more and more into jazz-based territory as time goes on – and past the more hip hop oriented material of his earlier work! There's still a love of shimmering production and ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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KutimanKutiman ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2007. Used ... $8.99
Fuzzy, funky work from Kutiman – his first full length album, issued after a great run of earlier singles! The set's got a really great mix of modes – bits of Afro Funk, American Soul, and some more contemporary, trippier touches – all filtered together nicely with that sharp-edge ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... read more CD

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Limp TwinsTales From Beyond The Groove ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... $2.99
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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Liquid SoulLost Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Soul What, Late 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Rare work from this hip Chicago collective of the 90s – an ever-shifting lineup of players who got together to mix together jazz, funk, and soul styles together in a regular weekly live gig! The one constant here is saxophonist Mars Williams – who you might also know from his free ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $2.99
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 ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and a small punch through the barcode.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodDropper ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $1.99
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 & WoodNotes From The Underground ... CD
Accurate, 1991/2007. Used ... $4.99
Early work from Medeski, Martin & Wood – on a more profoundly jazzy tip with bigger arrangements than some of the more electric jazz/funk influenced grooves they became better known for spinning – but still with enough rubbery funk laced within the groove to know just who's at work ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodRadiolarians III ... CD
Indirecto, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Medeski, Martin & WoodShack Man ... CD
Ryko/Gramavision, 1996. Used ... $3.99
More great grooves by this incredible band with a real talent for mixing jazz funk organ with a much freer sensibility – hitting a range of influences that run the gamut from Jimmy Smith to Larry Young, and blending them into something all their own. Titles include "Spy Kiss", ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodUninvisible ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A return to slightly funky work for MMW – lots of organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other groovy keyboards from John Medeski driving the set, backed by some excellent rhythm work by Billy Martin and Chris Wood. This is probably their most compelling album in years – at least to our ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more 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
Also available Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $3.99
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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MushroomSongs of Dissent – Live at At The Make Out Room 8/9/19 ... CD
Alchemikal Artz, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A glorious celebration of the fuzzy funky magic of Mushroom – a live set recorded in the same place as the group's very first concert 22 years before – with a swirling, headbending sound that shows just how much they've developed over the years! Back in the 90s, Mushroom almost seemed ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2008. Used ... $4.99
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 MastersoundsPlug & Play (UK pressing) ... CD
One Note (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ NomoNew Tones ... CD
Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Mindblowing work from one of the greatest new groups we've heard in years – Michigan's mighty Nomo, easily one of the greatest Afro Funk combos going! Nomo's got a tightness that surpasses most other heirs to Fela's throne – an intensely focused energy that's really tremendous – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Poets Of RhythmWhat Goes 'Round ... CD
Shadow, 1990s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDog With A Rope ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2010. Used ... $14.99
Will Holland returns to Quantic's Colombian and other points Caribbean inspirations with an excellent album by his Flowering Inferno group – rhythms, moods and aural atmosphere that's mixes the music of the Antilles with neighboring Colombia , as well as vibes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Cuba ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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RSLEvery Preston Guild ... CD
Stubs (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $1.99
A much-needed full length set from RSL – a trio who've grabbed plenty of attention with their initial singles, but who sound even better on an extended session! The group's got some instrumentation that's very much after our hearts – Fender Rhodes, organ, and theremin – all used ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Rugged NuggetsOdds & Ends ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
These nuggets are plenty rugged – but they've also got a sharpness that marks the group as one of the most inventive funk acts to emerge in recent years – a combo who know that sometimes you can do more with a lot less – which in this case includes a focus on spare but well-crafted ... read more CD

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SetentaMateria Negra ... CD
Latin Big Note (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Excellent work from Setenta – a Parisian combo who work with a great blend of Latin roots and funk – served up with lots of percussion at the core, topped with Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from jazz genius Florian Pellissier! The acoustic percussion and electric keys are perfectly ... read more CD

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Gizelle SmithRevealing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Gizelle Smith changes things up here nicely – moving past her roots as a deep funk singer with the Mighty Mocambos, and maybe growing into a more fully-formed role as a classic 70s-styled soul artist! The backings are funky, rich, and full – shifting in mood and complexity, at a level ... read more CD
Also available Revealing ... LP 24.99

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Melvin SparksI'm A Gittar Player ... CD
Cannonball, 1997. Used ... $8.99
Includes the songs "Mr. Texan", "Balcony", "Jiggy", "Boogie Street", "I'm A 'Gittar' Player", "Sparkling", "Taste The Flavor", " All Day, All Night", and "Get Down Tonite". (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, includes tiny "cannonball!")

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SpeedometerSoul Groovin' ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Heavy funk from Speedometer – one of the coolest combos cooking in the contemporary deep funk underground! The album offers a great chance to hear the group live – playing with a sound that's every bit as sharp as on their studio records, with an edge that's even grittier – proof ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleBuild Bridges ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
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 CD

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonFinal Floor ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. Used ... $5.99
We certainly hope this isn't the final floor for Throttle Elevator Music, as we've always enjoyed the many sounds the group has given us over the years – styles served up here on a record that's almost a testament to the collaborative growth of the ensemble over the past decade or so, as the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Final Floor ... LP 12.99

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Not a retrospective of the music of Throttle Elevator Music – as you might mistake from the title – but instead a fresh new album that features the group working tremendously with the mighty Kamasai Washington! Washington isn't just a guest, but a key member of the group – and he ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Vaudou GameNoussin ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Nick Waterhouse has always had a commitment to classic-styled sounds in his music – and here, he seems to hit that mark even more than before – recording in Memphis with a nicely deep tone that blends together vintage elements of soul and pop, served up with these rich backings that ... read more CD

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Whatitdo Archive GroupBlack Stone Affair ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set that pretends to be a vintage soundtrack – but one that we can completely forgive for its gimmick, given that the music is so great! This isn't the first time that a contemporary funk group has tried to pass off its music as coming from a rare cinematic source – but the Whatitdo ... read more CD

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Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to ... read more CD

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WRD (Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Dietch)Hit ... CD
Color Red, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
An all-star combo, coming together here with a lean, wonderful sound – just the Hammond of Robert Walter, guitar of Eddie Roberts, and drums of Adam Dietch – only three instruments, but more than enough to send the whole thing over the top! It might be the drums, but Roberts and Walter ... read more CD
Also available Hit (white blood splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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Yesterdays New QuintetSound Directions – The Funky Side Of Life ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... $8.99
A fresh serving of genius from Madlib – served up here in yet another manifestation of the Yesterday's New Quintet combo! Sound Directions have a groove that's quite similar to YNQ, but which focuses a bit more on the skittish percussion of Otis Jackson and "Sloppy" Joe Johnson ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Adrian YoungeAmerican Negro ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The most political album we've ever heard from Adrian Younge – a set that stands as a much stronger, much more individual message than anything he's ever given us before! All Adrian's previous instrumental elements are in the mix – heavy funk, with a special soundtrack sort of twist ... read more CD
(Trifold digipak with booklet!)
Also available American Negro ... LP 39.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 9 – Instrumentals ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A special set of all-instrumental tracks – culled together from the sessions that went into some of the previous editions of this mighty great series – including collaborations with Gary Bartz, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle, and Roy Ayers! As the title implies, the cuts here are all ... read more CD
Also available Jazz Is Dead 9 – Instrumentals ... LP 30.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Brian JacksonBrian Jackson – Jazz Is Dead 8 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A tremendous return to form for the great Brian Jackson – an artist that most folks know for his legendary 70s work with Gil Scott-Heron, but one who's kept on making great music for years after Gil departed our planet! Here, Jackson's the lead talent on Fender Rhodes, flute, and other ... read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Doug CarnDoug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A great new showcase for the legendary keyboard work of Doug Carn – and a set that's very different both from his famous albums for the Black Jazz label, and some of his organ jazz records in more recent years too! The set's maybe got a more pronounced influence from Adrian Younge and Ali ... read more CD
Also available Doug Carn – Jazz Is Dead 5 (2LP 45rpm pressing) ... LP 30.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Marcos ValleMarcos Valle – Jazz Is Dead 3 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic setting for the sublime vocals of Marcos Valle – the Brazilian singer who first rose up during the bossa years, soon expanded into mindblowing styles of his own – and has then had a few great revivals over the years! Yet this record may well give Marcos the fresh spin he ... read more CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Roy AyersRoy Ayers – Jazz Is Dead 2 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
An album with Roy Ayers in the title – but which also features the man himself in the music – really sounding wonderful here, and recreating some of the best sounds of his classic work from the 70s! For some reason, Adrian Younge always likes to put his name in the lead, even when ... read more CD

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VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... CD
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
A great contemporary take on the vintage sound library mode – one that has a host of artists from the UK's ATA Records label turning out a sweet set of instrumentals for this really wonderful collection! ATA stands for All Things Analogue – and there's definitely an old school vibe to ... (Sound Library, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available ATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... LP 26.99

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VariousColemine Records Presents – Brighter Days Ahead ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
The future's brighter than the recent past – thanks to the spirit embraced here by the folks at Colemine Records – one of many labels who weathered the storm of 2020, and who see much brighter days ahead in the years to come! Colemine survived by stripping things down, and digitally ... read more CD

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VariousOriginal Raw Soul Vol III ... CD
Now Again, Late 90s/2000s. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
The long-awaited third volume Original Raw Soul – a set that pulls together rare funky soul singles by the revolving roster of players led by the Whitefield Brothers – singles that ultimately became just as rare as the obscure funk 45s that inspired them! Nowadays, The Whitefield ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more CD
 
 



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