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✨✧ OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... CD
Colemine, 2018. Used ... $7.99
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read more CD
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Undercover Mixtape ... CD 10.99
Undercover Mixtape ... 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, digipack case has some edgewear.)

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✨✧ Samuel Jon SamuelssonHelvitis Fokking Funk ... CD
SJS Music (Iceland), 2010. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A funky funky big band – and one that blasts away with a power that's just incredible – almost the force of some small combo from the funky 45 universe, stretched out over a wide range of heavy horns! The album's light years past the previous album from Samuel Jon Samuelsson – ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burnt SugarBlood On The Leaf – Opus No 1 ... CD
Trugroid, 2000. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The first album by this hip New York collective that lies somewhere at the crossroads between black rock, jamband, and avant modern orchestration – featuring a lineup conducted by Greg Tate, no less! The album notes begin with the sentence "So this is our Bitches Brew" – and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Garner Poems ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Burnt SugarCrepescularium ... CD
Trugroid, 2001. Used ... $8.99
This second part of Burnt Sugar's 2001 trilogy really picks up some energy from the first – fiercely jamming guitars mixing with dark soundscapes and filtered rhythms, soaring out in a complicated mass of sound that's every bit as adventurous as it is soulful. Features rhymes by Mugabe, ... read more CD
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✨✧ VariousUp & Down Club Sessions Vol 1 ... CD
Prawn Song/Mammoth, 1990s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Josh Jones Jazz Ensemble, the Dry Look, Charlie Hunter Trio, Alphabet Soup, Kenny Brooks Trio, Will Bernard Trio & the Eddie Marshall Hip Hop Jazz Band. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousUp & Down Club Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Prawn Song/Mammoth, 1990s. Used ... $3.99
With Josh Jones, Don Cherry, Charlie Hunter, Dred Scott, Kenny Brooks and more. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ Grupo MagneticoPositivo ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
An album recorded in Scotland, but done with all the strong fire as some of our favorite Latin classics from the New York scene! These guys are fantastic, right from the start – tight percussion, mighty sharp horns, and this great use of Fender Rhodes that recalls those late 70s moments when ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Positivo ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ SetentaWe Latin Like That ... CD
Latin Big Note (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
They may be Latin, but they're also pretty darn funky – and also seem to have picked up the best Brazilian funk currents of the 70s – which they use here to turn out their best album to date! There's lots of echoes of the era of Tim Maia and Toni Tornado, but mixed with some slightly ... read more CD
Also available We Latin Like That ... LP 22.99

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✨✧ Chico MannManifest Tone – The Best Of Vols 1 to 3 ... CD
Kindred Spirits/Soundway (UK), 2006/2007/2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $10.99
A great little package that brings together the best cuts from the Manifest Tone series of albums by Chico Mann – 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 ... read more CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarBlack Sex Y'All Liberation & Bloody Random Violets ... CD
Trugroid, 2003. Used ... $8.99
Arranger/producer Greg Tate and his titanic Burnt Sugar collective continues to ascend into its own intergalactic space station of heavy cosmic jamming, instrumental funky jazz, and wildly spacious trippiness with this double disc – by far the most unique and individualistic indie funk album ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Public Opinion Afro-OrchestraNaming & Blaming ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Charged, horn-heavy Afro jazz/funk/soul from Melbourne, and we'll proudly hail the name Public Opinion Afro-Orchestra as the source of it – no blame to be given, just credit due! It's a large band for sure – the Public Opinion Afro- crew is correctly billed as an Orchestra – a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Burnt SugarMore Than Posthuman – Rise Of The Mojosexual Cotillion ... CD
Trugroid, 2006. Used 2 CDs ... $12.99
Burnt Sugar returns to the studio after a handful of live releases – with a 2CD set of some of their most brilliant cosmic soul & jazz to date – featuring an array of appearances by supporters and fellow celestial travelers such as Carl Hancock Rux, Beans, Vijay Iyer, Akiba Solomon, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Burnt SugarNot April In Paris – The Arkestra Chamber Live 01 At Banlieues Bleues ... CD
Trugroid, 2004. Used ... $6.99
A mesmerizing set of jazzy space funk from the ever-evolving Burnt Sugar collective – captured live at Banlieus Bleues in France, in March of '04! The Arkestra tag in the group's moniker couldn't be more appropriate for these cats – as the vibe indeed runs through the cestial groove of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Cookin On 3 BurnersLab Experiments Vol 2 ... CD
Soul Messin' (Australia), 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
No experiments here – as Cookin On 3 Burners stick to their very tried, very true formula – with lots of heavy Hammond upfront, riffed up nicely by guitar, and set atop some rock-solid drums! The trio just get sharper and sharper with each record – and this time around, they make ... read more CD
Also available Lab Experiments Vol 2 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... CD
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep ... read more CD
Also available Fear Of A Brown Planet ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... CD
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Sweet Hammond work from Jake Mason – a keyboardist who definitely loves the sound of 60s soul jazz, but also has a great ear for the soulful instrumental too! The organ lines on the set move nicely between territory of Jack McDuff and Jimmy McGriff, but also have some of the warmer glow of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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Los SospechosPostales ... CD
Colemine, 2013. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
Deep funk, but with a compelling twist – bits of South American styles filtering into the mix from time to time, but in subtle ways that never lose the groove! The album's a soundtrack, but works more like a funk album on its own – and is a great full length follow-up to some of the ... read more CD
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Postales ... LP 18.99
Postales ... Cassette 6.99

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Live At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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Ji-Hoon LimOrgan Orgasm ... CD
Beatball (Korea), 2012. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic little record that's well worth all the orgasmic power promised in the title – as the set offers up a very different take on the Hammond style of years back – but still has lots of 60s qualities in the overall sound! Some of the tunes here are from unusual sources – ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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BamboosRawville ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007. Used ... $7.99
Man, these guys just keep on cooking and cooking and cooking – at a level that's easily made them one of the best contemporary funk combos going – and which makes this album a delight all the way through! There's a lean, mean, nitty gritty groove going on here – one that comes ... read more CD

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StepkidsTroubadour ... CD
Stones Throw, 2013. Used ... $7.99
A sprawling second album from Stones Throw psych, funk, fusion, rock, beathead genre blenders The Stepkids – mixing up diverse styles as adventurously as they've done to date – and delivering tighter stand alone songs than before! The Stepkids are certainly omniverous fans of all kinds ... read more CD

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Tony CookBack To Reality ... CD
Stones Throw, Mid 80s/2011. Used ... $3.99
The unreleased album from Tony Cook – recorded between 1982 and 1986 – newly remixed by Peanut Butter Wolf and given a ceremonial release by Stones Throw! Like the couple of Cook singles from the era we were previously hip to, it's a nice mix of cosmic soul and homespun charm – ... (Soul, 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

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Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... CD
Daptone, 2007. Used ... $6.99
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... read more CD

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MonophonicsIn Your Brain ... CD
Ubiquity, 2012. New Copy ... $12.99 16.98
The Monophonics definitely have a way of getting inside your brain – using a cosmic slop of fuzzy guitars and funky basslines to eat away your grey matter more than a maggot inside your cranium! Yet even past that heavy Funkadelic reference, they've also got a richer vibe too – ... read more CD

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James Taylor QuartetRochester Mass ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. Used ... $4.99
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... read more CD
Also available Rochester Mass ... CD 6.99

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Budos BandBurnt Offering ... CD
Daptone, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... read more CD
Also available Burnt Offering ... LP 14.99

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Budos BandBudos Band III ... CD
Daptone, 2010. Used ... $6.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read more CD
Also available Budos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP 13.99

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Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler featuring Dames BrownOne ... CD
Sessions Sounds, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
The funky Will Sessions groove gets some great electric help from Amp Fiddler – and this time around, there's also chorus vocals from the soulful Dames Brown trio! Fiddler handles most of the lead lyrics, and also plays plenty of keyboards – as you'll know from his own work – ... read more CD

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Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz Ensemble (Madlib)Miles Away – The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Stones Throw, 2010. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
A mad mix of spaced out jazz funk from Madlib – working here in a style closer to his benchmark Yesterday's New Quintet mode of forward looking band-based grooves – but also taking it even further and into deeper realms! The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, comes in a nice heavy gatefold-style cardboard sleeve.)

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Mayer HawthorneHow Do You Do ... CD
Universal Republic, 2011. Used ... $5.99
Mayer Hawthorne moves to the majors on How Do You Do – bringing that fun, neo classic bedroom soul sound he did so well on Stones Throw with him – pretty much picking up right where Strange Arrangement left off! The Mayer Hawthorne story was a strange one from the start – white ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Small drill hole through case.)

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Royal Krunk Orchestra (Russell Gunn)Get It How You Live ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
No krunk here, at least not in the familiar set – as the album features trumpeter Russell Gunn working with a host of hip young players in the Atlanta scene – reworking modern rhythms with a very cool funky jazz approach! These guys have definitely grown up on hip hop – at least ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHoliday Soul Party ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful Holiday set from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – easily one of the coolest albums you'll ever hope to spin in December! The group really recreate the vibe of a classic Christmas soul album – like records from James Brown or Stevie Wonder – and do an excellent job ... (Holiday Music, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Holiday Soul Party (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more CD
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP 18.99

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PutbacksPutbacks ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Turns out, white men can jump – at least on the cover of this album by the Australian funk group Putbacks – but maybe that's also because they're reaching to the skies to expand their style! The record's never just straight funk – as these guys have all these darker elements ... read more CD

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Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... read more CD
Also available Black Velvet ... LP 13.99

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Bad PlusGive ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... $3.99
One of the most compelling modern groups in jazz does it again – taking the simple piano trio format and giving it a spin that's sure to catch even the most wary of ears! These guys aren't exactly funky, but they play in a freely rhythmic style that brings new life to anything they touch ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
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Medeski, Martin & WoodLast Chance To Dance Trance (perhaps) – Best Of MM&W 1991-1996 ... CD
Gramavision, 1999. Used ... $2.99
The best of this legendary 90s New York organ combo – at least for now! The set 3 new mixes of "Where's Sly?", "The Lover", and "Chubb Sub". Also features a live recording of "Night Marchers", plus the cuts "Hermeto's Daydream", "Bubbleh ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Butcher BrownLive At Vagabond ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A pretty full-on group from the Virginia scene – one that comes on strong with a mix of funky drums, fuzzy guitar, bumping bass, and some great work on trumpet and keyboards! The groove here is almost a psychedelic take on jazz funk from years back – filtered into a very contemporary ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Live At Vagabond ... LP 23.99

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Ural Thomas & The PainRight Time ... CD
Tender Loving Empire, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Mighty nice work from Ural Thomas – an underground soul legend, finally restored to proper form here – thanks to excellent backing from The Pain! The group have this great groove that's beautifully balanced by Ural's vocals – a sense of focus that grooves along in modes that move ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
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Also available Right Time ... LP 17.99

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

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OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read more CD
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Undercover Mixtape ... LP 23.99
Undercover Mixtape ... CD 7.99

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Deep Street SoulCome Alive ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $3.99 16.99
Deep Street Soul are deeper than ever here – coming across with full-on, nonstop funky action – right from the very first drum breaks that start out the record! The set's got the group moving with incredible tightness – a razor-sharp instrumental core to beat the rest of the deep ... read more CD

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Vaudou GameOtodi ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep getting better and better – and this smoker of an album really rewards all the faith we've had in Vaudou Game right from the start! The album was recorded in Togo, with a sharp funky style that partly echoes the James Brown Band of the late 60s – but also has ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsNaturally ... CD
Daptone, 2005. Used ... $7.99
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... read more CD

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Philadelphia ExperimentPhiladelphia Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Includes slipcover, which has a mark through the barcode. Booklet has a gold promotional stamp.)

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Max MoranMax Moran & Neospectric ... CD
Bubble Bath, 2018. Used ... $6.99
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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsFree Me ... CD
Tucxone (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Really wonderful work from JP Bimeni – a hell of a soul singer, even without such a tight band backing him up – a new talent to our ears, but one who could have easily held his own on the Memphis or Muscle Shoals scenes of the 60s! JP's way more than just another singer with a funky ... read more CD

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James Taylor QuartetRochester Mass ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
Keyboard James Taylor works here in a very unique setting – but one that's totally great, as well – and which really seems to give his music a very fresh vibe! The title's no lie – as Taylor's working in a mass-like format, complete with a large vocal choir – but the result ... read more CD
Also available Rochester Mass ... CD 4.99

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Jr Thomas & The VolcanosRockstone ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A sweet second album from Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – a contemporary group, but one who get the sound of late 60s Kingston just right! These guys are to reggae and rocksteady what the Dap-Kings are to classic funk – younger modern artists who are completely devoted to finding the ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Rockstone ... LP 18.99

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PhilthyParty Crashers ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A funky set from Philthy – a group who take their name from trumpeter/leader Philip Lassiter – an artist you might know from a previous date under his own name, but working here very much as part of the ensemble! The group have a horn-heavy sound that's somewhat in the legacy of Tower ... read more CD

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Budos BandBudos Band ... CD
Daptone, 2005. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read more CD

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Rebellum (Burnt Sugar Arkestra)Darknuss ... CD
Burnt Sugar/Avantgroidd, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A blistering blend of righteous sounds, funky jazz, and knowledge – very much in the best Burnt Sugar tradition, but served up here by their Rebellum offshoot! Lyrics and beats are from the mighty Greg Tate – and definitely reflect his long connection to progressive cultural ... read more CD
(CDr release.)

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MildlifePhase (with bonus track) ... CD
Research/P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Funky jazz, but with plenty of keyboards that really trip things out – lots of long moogy runs that really make things sound great – especially when they're balanced out by Fender Rhodes! These guys seem to start in the territory of 70s electric jazz – especially the funkier sort ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Bobby Previte's Empty SuitsSlay The Suitors ... CD
Avant/DIW (Japan), 1994. Used ... $11.99
(Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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TriforceTriforce's 5ive ... CD
Jazz Refreshed (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A hard-hitting electric combo from the currently explosive London scene – a group who initially began as a trio, hence their name (also a reference to Legend Of Zelda!) – but who wisely added in the guitar of Mansur Brown to further sharpen the corners of their sound! The lineup ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7Basement Beat ... CD
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Slinky Hammond organ grooves and feverish boogaloo soul from Kansas City combo Chris Hazlelton's Boogaloo 7 – their first full length studio set after a series of great singles and live album – totally living up to our high expectations! Hazelton is on the Hammond at the center of the ... read more CD
Also available Basement Beat (with download) ... LP 20.99

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BamboosNight Time People ... CD
BMG (Australia), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Given their longstanding love of classic funk, The Bamboos are definitely night time people – but this time around, maestro Lance Ferguson also seems to have opened up their groove – pushing things with a stronger, bolder vibe that might well give the group the long-overdue ... read more CD

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBook Of Sound ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work ... read more CD
Also available Book Of Sound ... LP 21.99

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Paolo Achenza TrioDo It ... CD
Right Tempo (Italy), 1994. Used ... $11.99
Great album of jazzy electric piano. One of the first releases on Right Tempo, and still one of the best. Very warm electric sound, great rhythm section, plus a guest appearance by Greg Osby. Funky, swinging, and very bossa. Nice stripped down grooves, with a very genuine feel, and some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... LP 14.99

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Sha La DasLove In The Wind ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... read more CD
Also available Love In The Wind ... LP 14.99

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Serpent's Mouth ... LP 21.99

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this ... read more CD

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Joints ... CD
Pheelco, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic collection of work from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – all instrumental tracks recorded by the ensemble over the years, but issued here for the first time ever! The sound is amazing – tight, soulful, and completely different than any other group with the word "bass" in ... read more CD

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StuffOld Dreams New Planets ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $13.99
A very cool little combo – one that almost sounds like a funk band working with broken instruments! Stuff are really out to do something new here – borrowing bits of jazz and funk, then weaving together a sound that's equal parts acoustic and electric – but which has lots of fuzz ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Old Dreams New Planet ... LP 19.99

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RodinaEx-Anima ... CD
Now Again, 2017. Used ... $3.99
Very cool sounds from Jay Whitefield of The Whitefield Brothers – an artist you might know from his funky work in that group, and in the excellent Poets Of Rhythm and Karl Hector & The Malcouns – three combos that were always dedicated to reworking the best funky styles of the 60s ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more CD

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JigProximo Disco ... CD
B Crack (Netherlands), 2016. Used ... $6.99
A Dutch combo with some mighty tight horns – trumpet, tenor, and baritone sax – all forged together in a strongly soulful frontline! The undercurrent of the group's groove has a bit of fuzzy guitar right on the rhythms – almost in an early Baker Brothers way – but the ... read more CD

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Mother EarthPeople Tree (expanded edition) ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), 1994. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A hugely expanded version of this stone London classic from Mother Earth – presented as a 2CD set with a huge amount of extra material! The core album is the kind of record that should have crossed over big at a global level, had more folks been paying attention to the Brit funk scene at the ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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MushroomHydrogen Jukebox ... CD
Timothy's Brain, 1998. Used ... $4.99
(Rock, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, case has ome light edgewear.)

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Phil Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsembleKelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 15.99
An amazing bit of music – and an incredible document of generations of creative jazz energy as well! The legendary Phil Cohran teams up here with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a collective made up of Cohran's sons, who follow strongly in the rich legacy of his own Artistic Heritage group ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
An interesting change from this offbeat spiritual ensemble – a set that's still every bit as cosmic before, but in a way that's maybe more psych-oriented and fuzzy at times – then mixed with some deeper funk elements at other points! Thematically, many of the lyrics could work in their ... read more CD

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad really sound fantastic here – stepping off their great work on the soundtrack for Luke Cage, and taking their music in an even stronger direction with help from an array of guest singers and musicians! Things are as rich and funky as you might expect ... read more CD

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New Cool Collective with Los Papines & Mapacha AfrSugar Protocol ... CD
Dox (Netherlands), 2010. Used ... $1.99

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Medley ManiacsABBA NRG ... CD
Academy Street Records, 1999. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Recordings by session musicians Medley Maniacs performing all new versions of the classics. CD 1 is the full 12 inch versions and CD2 is a non-stop Megamix. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dos SantosLogos ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
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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Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings ... CD
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... $8.99 12.99
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... read more CD

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... CD
Anti, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 13.98
The cover looks a lot like a vintage soul album from the 70s – and the whole thing sounds a lot like one too – as the vocals of Curtis Harding are maybe even more wonderful here than on his debut album, and set up with these majestic grooves that are completely outta sight! The record ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $4.99
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... read more CD
Also available Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... LP 12.99

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Estrada OrchestraJazzbeatjaatis (with bonus track) ... CD
Stereophonk/P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic full album from this ultra-cool group – a funky combo from contemporary Estonia – with ties to the Misha Panfilov Sound Combo that you might know from a sweet selection of recent 45s! Misha's in this group on bass, and also produced the record – with a raw sound that ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Herbie MannIt's A Funky Thing – The Very Best Of Herbie Mann (with bonus track) ... CD
Atlantic/Varese, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A record that definitely delivers the very best of Herbie Mann – especially if, like us, you think that one of his greatest contributions to music was finding a way to make the flute sound surprisingly soulful in the 60s! Herbie wasn't the first to pick up the instrument and use it for ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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MonophonicsMirrors EP ... CD
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99
A nice little project from The Monophonics – one that has the group turning their fuzzy funk talents towards a host of classic cuts from the 60s and 70s – which they remake with a very distinctly different sound! You're bound to recognize most cuts here, but it might take you a minute ... read more CD

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Minyo CrusadersEchoes Of Japan (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the most unique funk groups we've ever heard – one who bring together Japanese roots, and inflect them with a much more global sense of groove! The approach is maybe Lagos by way of Kyoto – with maybe a stop in Addis Ababa during the trip – but the end result is also a lot ... read more CD

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Sonny Emory's CachetLove Is The Greatest ... CD
GRP (Japan), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sonny Emory's a drummer, but he's got some great help here in his funky Cachet combo – singers on just about every track, who really help to flesh out the soulful sound of the set! The core grooves come from Sonny working the drum kit, and adding in keyboards and other instruments too – ... read more CD

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman ... CD
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The fantastic final album from Sharon Jones – a wonderfully deep talent who was taken from us all too soon! The set's maybe the ultimate setting for Sharon's incredible voice – as it features both her longtime core combo, the Dap-Kings – as well as additional backings from the ... read more CD
Also available Soul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP 14.99

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A great introduction to the voice of Gabriel Tajeu – a singer who has this way of grabbing us right from the very first note, with a vibe that's classic enough to have made him huge way back in the 70s! Gabriel's music has a sound that's as sunny as the image on the cover – a style ... read more CD

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Soul SugarChase The Light ... CD
Gee (France), 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky keyboards and dubby grooves – a great little record that's as much inspired by Jamaican music as it is the longer legacy of American funky jazz! Soul Sugar first started giving us 45s about a decade ago, but their sound has really matured over the years – as leader/keyboard ... read more CD
 
 



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