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AldorandeDeux ... CD
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really fantastic second album from this keyboard-heavy combo from France – a set that's even more cosmic and spacey than their first album, as you might guess from the cover – thanks in large part to all sorts of great work from Florian Pellissier, on a host of keys that includes ... read more CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 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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Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceHymne Au Soleil ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99
A beautiful hymn to the sun from saxophonist Laurent Bardianne – an artist who's not afraid to play with the rhythms a bit, while still offering up some jazz-based material at the core! Bardianne plays tenor in a quintet that also has lots of great Hammond organ from Arnaud Roulin – ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) 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
Also available Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... LP 23.99

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Joe Bataan & Los FulanosKing Of Latin Soul ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsGive Me Hope ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from JP Bimeni – a soul singer with a style that's all his own, yet one that's also set up here in some nicely classic backings! Bimeni has unusual vocal phrasing that may well come from his Burundian roots, but he also manages to put across a tune with a vibe that almost feels ... 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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Tanika CharlesPapillon De Nuit/The Night Butterfly ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Tanika Charles soars like a hot butterfly here – using a "papillon" reference that can't help make us think of Chaka Khan – and somehow managing to really rise up to that territory with a record like this! A few years back, we thought of Tanika as just another retro-styled ... read more CD

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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

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Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksKeep On Keepin On ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Damn great work from soul singer Shirley Davis – an artist who first started out as a singer with a funk combo, as she is here – but one who's really evolved to the point where she's a richly talented singer who can more than stand in the spotlight on her own! Davis isn't one of these ... read more CD

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DiasonicsOrigin Of Forms ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Diasonics may not be the first funk band we've heard from the former Soviet Union – but they're definitely one that will help put their scene on the map – thanks to some tight funky instrumentation and really great production styles that make the whole thing sound all weird and ... 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
Also available Joao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... LP 23.99

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Emma Donovan & The PutbacksCrossover ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Fantastic work from Australian soul singer Emma Donovan – an artist who's grown greatly in the space between her last album with The Putbacks – to a point where she and the group really stand apart from most other records of this nature! This isn't a funk group doing a retro thing with ... read more CD
Also available Crossover ... LP 14.99

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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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EamonNo Matter The Season ... CD
Now Again, 2022. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
Pretty fantastic work from Eamon – a set that's even more classic-styled than some of his previous efforts, and which really lives up to the legacy of vintage soul that has always informed his music! There's cuts on here that almost feel as if they're served up by a full deep funk ensemble ... (Neo Soul, 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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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $5.99 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

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Neal FrancisIn Plain Sight ... CD
ATO, 2021. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A pretty amazing step forward for Neal Francis – a singer whose debut felt as if it were steeped in all the best influences from the southern soul and rock scene of the early 70s – and who now finds a way of pulling all those elements into a mode that bristles with stardom from the very ... 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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High PulpPursuit Of Ends ... CD
Anti, 2022. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
High Pulp have always been one of those groups that are nicely hard to define – but this time around, they seem to be coming across with a jazzier vibe than ever before – and a new sort of musical sophistication that really has their music falling into place! The Seattle combo's always ... read more CD

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James Hunter SixWith Love ... CD
Daptone, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A nicely mellow album from blue-eyed soul veteran James Hunter – still done with the same deep soul currents as his other Daptone records, but slowed down a peg and with a nice focus on ballads and love songs! There's a moody, late nite vibe going on at some of the best moments – ... read more CD

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $4.99 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
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Jazz A La Mode TrioLess Is More ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
A sweet Italian combo, and one who's got a very classic soul jazz sort of feel – a 60s-styled blend of Hammond and tenor that's mighty nice, and very much in the spirit of the vintage look of the cover! The record's got a great no-nonsense feel – just the right production to fit the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jazz DefendersKing Phoenix ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The Jazz Defenders are a group who definitely live up to their name – a combo who start things out in the deep funk territory of some of their labelmates on Haggis, but who also bring in plenty of jazz inflections too – working here in a great hybrid of the two modes, with a range that's ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available King Phoenix ... LP 24.99

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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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KatalystNine Lives ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Nine Lives ... LP 23.99

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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
Also available Con Todo El Mundo ... LP 20.99

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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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Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Moon ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2022. New Copy ... $8.99
A really great follow-up to the first collaboration between Khruangbin and Leon Bridges – one with a title that's similar to the first, but a sound that's nicely different too! It's almost as if the group take the "moon" in the title seriously – and go for a more laidback, ... read more CD

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KieferWhen There's Love Around ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $7.99 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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Lady BlackbirdBlack Acid Soul ... CD
BMG (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Lady Blackbird takes on a Nina Simone tune on the very first track on this set – quite a risky move, but the Lady's got a voice that's definitely up to the challenge! The singer's the sort that comes along once in a blue moon – a richly talented artist who's able to take any sort of ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Black Acid Soul ... CD 7.99

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Lady WrayPiece Of Me ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Lady Wray has been giving us music for almost a decade – going back to her initial work in the duo Lady – but she's really stepping forward strongly with this record, and maybe finally reaching that level that will get her the sort of wider attention she deserves! While some of Wray's ... read more CD

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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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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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Los PiranasToma Tu Jabon Kapax ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2012. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Tripped-out funk from contemporary Colombia – played by a group who've clearly dug all the nation's rich legacy of groove-heavy music! The album's got a vintage feel at points – especially when the heavy drums are mixed with weirdly-distorted guitars – which almost have the feel ... (Global Grooves, 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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Mamas GunCure The Jones ... CD
Candelion/Colemine, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
This isn't the first album from Mamas Gun, but it's easily their deepest so far – a righteous set that seems to have the group growing tremendously since their last album – as they take on even more righteous currents in soul! The music is funky, but it's the lyrics that often hold the ... read more CD

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✨✧ MonophonicsSage Motel ... CD
Colemine, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Slow funk and soul, with plenty of psychedelic touches – all delivered in the best mode we've come to expect from the Monophonics over the years! The group's always off in their own space in a really great way – creating a sonic environment that easily shifts between past, present, and ... read more CD

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✨✧ Kendra MorrisNine Lives ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
Kendra Morris looks lovelier than ever on the cover of the record – and she sounds lovelier than ever too – thanks to a rock-solid, all-soul approach that shows just how much her vocal strengths have grown in recent years! Morris has always had an ear for the classic, but this time ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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MushroomSongs of Dissent – Live at At The Make Out Room 8/9/19 ... CD
Alchemikal Artz, 2021. New Copy ... $6.99 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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NautilusReconnection ... CD
Urban Discos (Japan), 2022. New Copy ... $22.99
There's a pile of vinyl on the cover of this album from Japanese trio Nautilus – and that's maybe a good way to get at the sound of their style – as the group work heavily from an old school mode, while still pushing things into some more contemporary rhythmic territory too! The ... 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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Vaudou GameNoussin ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 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
Also available Noussin ... LP 19.99

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Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... $6.99 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
Also available Promenade Blue ... LP 24.99

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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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Young Gun Silver FoxCanyons ... CD
Candelion/Karma Chief, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Young Gun Silver Fox sound better here than ever before – really hitting that well-crafted approach to 70s AOR that they do so well – so much so, we had to do a double-take and make sure this wasn't some album on ABC or Epic from back in the day! Instrumentation is nice and lean – ... read more CD
Also available Canyons (opaque red vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with AzymuthAzymuth – Jazz Is Dead 4 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A fantastic combination of funky grooves – the studio talents of Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and the Brazilian-tinged fusion of the legendary Azymuth! The jazzy trio are in great form here – tunes that are lean, and which really offer up all the best aspects that the ... read more CD
Also available Azymuth – Jazz Is Dead 4 ... LP 32.99

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VariousATA Records – The Library Archive Vol 2 ... CD
ATA (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 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

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VariousCraig Charles Trunk Of Funk Vol 2 ... CD
Soul Bank (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
DJ Craig Charles has been the main man spinning funk on the BBC for many years – almost a John Peel for the Daptone/Coalmine label crowd – and here, he unveils a second sparkling collection of some of his favorites – tracks that are mostly contemporary funk numbers, but mixed with ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) 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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