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XHeavy funk from the contemporary scene -- from labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Now Again, Schema, Freestyle, and Legere!

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✨✧ Ron Levy's Wild KingdomGreaze Is What's Good ... CD
Cannonball, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ Kelly FinniganTales People Tell ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A killer debut from soul singer Kelly Finnigan – an artist who's got years of experience under his belt, working on other folks' projects – finally out in the spotlight on his own! Kelly's a blue-eyed singer, but has a voice that crackles with a classic soul rasp – set up here in ... read more CD
Also available Tales People Tell (red vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Ruby RushtonIronside ... CD
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Completely fantastic work from Ruby Rushton – a UK quartet that we completely love to death – and who sound better here than ever before! Although classic, the special vibe of the group is a bit hard to describe – as they've got a special sense of flow, a special balance of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Ironside ... LP 30.99

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✨✧ GreyboyFreestylin' ... CD
Ubiquity, 1993. Used ... $6.99
The dope first LP, still one of the best mixtures of jazz and hip hop instrumentals! Unlike so many of the weak cats out there, Greyboy always delivers a solid jazz outing, with strong, well-executed solos that make his records so much more than just boring old beats and samples. Lots of hard ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Clutchy HopkinsWalking Sdrawkcab (CD & DVD) ... CD
Ubiquity, 2008. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
Tripped out tracks with a funky cinematic feel – a great new project with mysterious origins – supposedly the work of the "mysterious Clutchy Hopkins", but really just the efforts of a batch of underground beatmakers! There's a spare, spacious approach here that almost ... read more CD
(There is no indication, but we are assuming that the DVD is NTSC format, Region 1.)

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✨✧ Slim Moore & The Mar-KaysIntroducing Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays ... CD
Marlow, 2011. Used ... $11.99
One of the best new funk albums we've heard in years – and one that really does an amazing job of putting equal emphasis on intrumentation and deep soul vocals! Slim Moore comes across like some lost singer from the early 70s funky 45 generation – gritty and upfront, with a quality ... read more CD

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✨✧ Cactus ChannelHaptics ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2012. Used ... $7.99
Raw, original instrumental funk from The Cactus Channel – who are coming straight outta Melbourne – and they're barely outta high school! It's kind of stunning that a group as youthful as this one is delivering such a finely-honed set of rave-up funk! It's largely done in the 70s ... read more CD

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✨✧ FantasticsAll The People ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2011. Used ... $8.99
Keyboard flavored funky, jazzy sweetness from The Fantastics – who've had a pretty terrific run of funky 45s and a tight full length – delivering their best work yet and one of our favorite albums on Freestyle of the past couple years with All The People! There's a real love of ... read more CD

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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $13.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Saint Lawrence ... LP 22.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available It Rains Love ... LP 18.99

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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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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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JazztronikBB1 ... CD
Pony Canyon (Japan), 2018. Used ... $18.99
The first music we've heard in quite awhile from Jazztronik – and a set that has them sounding even more funk-oriented than before! We've always loved the creations of leader Ryota Nozaki – even his mellower moments – but this time around, he really steps into new territory by ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Includes obi!)

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OlympiansOlympians ... CD
Daptone, 2016. Used ... $7.99
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – ... read more CD
Also available Olympians (includes bonus download) ... LP 13.99

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Diplomats Of Solid SoundLet's Cool One ... CD
Estrus, 2003. Used ... $14.99
Mod mod grooving from Iowa's Diplomats Of Solid Sound – a tight little combo that's steeped in the ways of Booker T and Jimmy McGriff – but which also knows how to rock it when they can! The core group's a quartet – with Hammond and Fender Rhodes leading the grooves, plus a bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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LubriphonicLubriphonic ... CD
Lubricated, 2002. Used ... $4.99
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Hammond ExpressAnother Steppin Soul ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2012. Used ... $9.99
An homage to classic organ soul from Italy's Hammond Express – paying tribute to Booker T & The MGs, The Tams, Groove Holmes, John Barry, Brian Auger, Curtis Mayfield and others! It's been years since we last heard from Hammond Express – but seeing as producer and keyboards guru ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Magic In ThreesMagic In Threes ... CD
GED Soul, 2011. Used ... $5.99
The eponymous full length from Nashville psyche funk trio Magic In Threes! There's something of a sound library style to the set – but the trio format gives their take on that groove in a bit of a tighter, more reigned in take on the groove. That's not to say it's not a diverse tapestry of ... read more CD

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Black FlowerFuture Flora ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
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
Also available Future Flora ... LP 22.99

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Cherry BoppersShakin' The Hood ... CD
Keep On Boppin (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Great grooves from The Cherry Boppers – way more than you'd expect from the cover! We'll be honest in saying that these guys have a name and look that sometimes puts us off at first glance – but digging into their music, the sound is totally great – a tight blend of Hammond and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Link QuartetItalian Playboys ... CD
Hammond Beat/Record Kicks (Italy), 2004. Used ... $8.99
Italian Hammond heroes The Link Quartet are back in action and sounding better than ever – serving up a blistering array of organ, guitar, and heavy percussion – all grooving with a sweet mix of 60s mod and 70s funk! The group's sound is expanded here a bit more through the used of ... read more CD

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Killer MetersTribute To The Meters ... CD
Fastlife, 2005. Used ... $4.99
A killer tribute to the Meters by the Killer Meters – a shadowy quartet that somehow manages to live up to their ambition of recreating the heat of the one-and-only Funky Meters! The group faithfully brings those great Meters tunes to life, thanks in no small part to the furious strength of ... read more CD

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Link QuartetEvolution ... CD
Hammond Beat, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
A groovy little document of the Hammond-driven Italian Link Quartet – one that brings together an array of rare tracks from now-deleted 45s recorded over the past decade or so! The group have been one of the key links between the funk and mod scenes around the globe – and they work ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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JazztronikStudio Live Best ... CD
Shichigosan (Japan), 2012. Used ... $19.99
If you think you know Jazztronik, think again – because this beautiful set has the group working live in the studio – all spontaneous, without any overdubs or added programming – in a mode that's even more soulful than before, and which really represents a great progression for ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Link Quartet4 ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2011. Used ... $9.99
Organ funk opus number 4 from Link Quartet! This is another killer set with scores of classic styled keyboard groovers, plus some spacier, yet still tightly spun numbers from the core quartet – but the stretch out nicely on the set, too. It features vocals on a few numbers – plus ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Budos BandV ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
It's hard to believe that the Budos Band have been around long enough to give us five full albums – but along the way, they've also picked up plenty of power to add to their sound! This time around, the guitars seem even sharper than ever – full and fuzzy, and maybe even touched with ... read more CD
Also available V (limited colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Lance FergusonRare Groove Spectrum ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Lance Ferguson has given us plenty of great work over the years – from his work in The Bamboos, to all his many other projects – yet as much as we've liked all of those, this one might actually be one of his best – a fantastic reworking of rare groove tracks from the 70s, all with ... read more CD

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Polyversal SoulsInvisible Joy ... CD
Philophon (Germany), 2015. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 19.98
Expansively percussive, universally soulful sounds from the mind of composer/percussionist/multi-instrumentalist Max Weissenfeldt – aka Max Whitefield of underground funk heavies the Whitefield Brothers, Poets Of Rhythm. and working here with his Polyversal Souls! It's the most diverse record ... read more CD

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JAMSilent Notes (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2017. Used Gatefold ... $24.99
A great little side project from three members of the legendary Soil & Pimp Sessions combo – pianist Josei, bassist Akita, and drummer Midorin – hence the JAM name of the group! These guys may have the structure of a jazz piano trio, but their sound is something quite different ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Throttle Elevator Music with Kamasi WashingtonThrottle Elevator Music IV ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
The best album so far from Throttle Elevator music – thanks to some fantastic saxophone from Kamasai Washington! The group was always pretty good before – but this time around, they really rise above their past – and also have Washington handling all the arrangements on the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Mr ChopFor Pete's Sake (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Five Day Weekend/Now Again, 2009. Used ... $7.99
Space funk specialist Mr Chop takes on the beatcraft genius of Pete Rock on For Pete's Sake – blueprint Pete Rock singles and benchmark beats – refashioned as fuzzed out psychedelic funk instrumentals! It works out masterfully, and very much in the mold of some of our other favorite ... read more CD

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Michael BlakeRed Hook Soul ... CD
Ropeadope, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 15.99
A funky little record from reedman Michael Blake – dedicated to the Red Hook neighborhood of Brooklyn, and served up with just the right sort of gritty style to match! Blake plays mostly tenor on the set, in a combo that has some electric touches on guitar, bass, and keyboards – ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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New MastersoundsNashville Session 2 ... CD
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
The New Mastersounds return to the sweet studio in Nashville that gave us the previous album – but this time around, they change things up a bit – by using a variety of different keyboards instead of their usual Hammond! The core rhythms are every bit as sharp as before – and ... read more CD

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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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Natural Yogurt BandTuck In With The Natural Yogurt Band (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2011. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
Globe-trotting funky music from The Natural Yogurt Band – the group's second proper album – an even farther reaching and more perfectly executed blend of pulpy Sound Library styled jazz funk and all around playful grooves! The NYB is essentially a duo – Miles Newbold plays keys, ... read more CD

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BamboosStep It Up ... CD
Tru Thoughts/Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $9.99
Deep funk from down under – and the stunning full length debut by The Bamboos! To date, the group's really only had 2 45s to their name – but those records alone got The Bamboos plenty of attention – making this record one of the most eagerly-anticipated sets we've stocked in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bad PlusGive ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... $2.99
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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Burnt SugarNot April In Paris – The Arkestra Chamber Live 01 At Banlieues Bleues ... CD
Trugroid, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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. CDr pressing.)

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Jake Najor & The Moment Of TruthIn The Cut ... CD
Redwoods, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Jake Najor's a mighty funky drummer – as you'll hear from the very first note on this set – a spark that sets a flame to the album's strong run of tunes in both a funky and instrumental mode, as Jake leads the group through a great assortment of small combo grooves! Most tracks feature ... read more CD
Also available In The Cut ... LP 24.99

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Jack WatersonAdrian Younge Presents Jack Waterson ... CD
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
One of the more unusual collaborations we've heard in recent years – and one that shouldn't work as well as it does! Jack Waterson's probably best known as a key member of Green On Red back in the 80s, but over the decades he's had a long history of work on his own – including ties to ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more CD

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BongolianBongos For Beatniks ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2011. Used ... $9.99
Groovy funk with spacey and earthy touches from London's Bongolian! Bongolian is the longtime project of one man funk orchestra Nasser Bouzida –-also the frontman of fellow Blow Up funk combo Big Boss Man – pulling off a live band sound that's as rich and far-reaching as anyone in the ... read more CD

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ImpellersRobot Legs ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $7.99
Nothing robotic here at all – as the groove is fluid, moving, and plenty darn organic – a heavy dose of deep funk from the mighty Impellers! The group seem to mix in a good deal of Afro Funk elements with their straight ahead funk – particularly in the way the horns come together ... read more CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 1 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone ... read more CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... CD
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new ... read more CD
Also available All My Relations ... LP 15.99

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BamboosListen Hear! – The Bamboos Live! ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007. Used ... $19.99
Listen! Hear! Impeccable live work from the mighty Bamboos – one of the tightest hard grooving combos on the modern deep funk scene! The set finds the Bamboos doing their thing at Sydney, Australia's Metro Theatre in December of 2007 – and if there was ever any doubt that the crew ... read more CD
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BamboosMedicine Man ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2012. Used ... $7.99
A great step forward for The Bamboos – still as funky as ever, but in a much greater range of styles than before! The core deep funk sound we've always loved is still burning away at the bottom – thanks to the ever-trusty grooves of Lance Ferguson and crew – but this time around, ... read more CD

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production ... read more CD
(Out of print, BMG club pressing.)

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Nick WaterhouseNick Waterhouse ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A pretty tight little album from Nick Waterhouse – and even though his conga's apparently getting stolen in the cover phot, he's got more than enough of a combo to make up for that loss! The groove here is in a place between vintage soul and garagey rock – maybe garage soul, with Nick's ... read more CD
Also available Nick Waterhouse ... LP 23.99

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Aloe BlaccAloe Blacc EP ... CD
Ipo Wax, 2003. Used ... $18.99
8 tracks. (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) CD
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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. Used ... $8.99
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To Afrobeat Revolution (with bonus Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat CD) ... CD
Rough Guide, 2009. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A bit more than a Rough Guide, if you ask us – actually a great little set that capable shows the range of Afrobeat and funk in a new generation – featuring tracks by Souljazz Orchestra, Tony Allen, Kaleta & Zozo Afrobeat, Afrodizz and more! Compiled by Pablo "DJ ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 3 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone ... read more CD

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Burnt Sugar ArkestraTwentieth Anniversary Mixtapes – Groiddest Shizznits Vol 2 ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2000s/2010s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic 20th anniversary celebration of Burnt Sugar – one of the most righteous, forward-thinking ensembles of the past few decades – some of the first proponents of a 21st Century sound that now seems to be flowing from many other corners! Yet these guys are still unlike anyone ... read more CD

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StuffOld Dreams New Planets ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. Used Gatefold ... $9.99
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 Planets ... CD 13.99

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Alexis EvansI've Come A Long Way ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Alexis Evans holds a guitar on the cover, but he's also the lead singer on the set as well – working in a blue-eyed soul mode that takes us back to some of the best crossover acts at the end of the 60s! The group plays funky, but with warmer currents throughout – more in modes that are ... read more CD
Also available I've Come A Long Way ... LP 18.99

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Will Sessions & Amp FiddlerKindred Live ... CD
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic step forward for Detroit's hip Will Sessions combo – a set that's every bit as funky as their previous work, but also has a soaring fusion vibe as well! Amp Fiddler's with the group on keyboards – and with his help, they hit sort of a Bitches Brew vibe here – a style ... read more CD

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StridesReclamation ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2011. Used ... $3.99
A pretty sweet, reggae-steeped full length from Sydney 10-piece The Strides – who bring a real love Jamaican music into the pot, but it's a quite a diverse brew! The Strides glide along here with some jazzy funk, Afrobeat rhythms, some subtle modern flourishes and other boundless bits of ... read more CD

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Deep Street SoulCome Alive ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2016. Used ... $4.99
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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Karl Hector & The MalcounsNon Ex Orbis ... CD
Now Again, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 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
Also available Non Ex Orbis ... LP 19.99

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OrgoneReasons ... CD
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their ... read more CD

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New MastersoundsIntroduction To The New Mastersounds Vol 2 ... CD
One Note (UK), 2000s. New Copy ... $14.99
There's almost no introduction needed to the New Mastersounds – given how much greatness the group has given us over the years – a perennial favorite here at Dusty Groove, both with customers and our own soundsystems as well! But even if you know these funky stalwarts, there's still ... read more CD

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New MastersoundsIntroduction To The New Mastersounds ... CD
One Note (UK), 2000s. New Copy ... $14.99
A great look at the heavy grooves of The New Mastersounds – one of the hardest working combos in the deep funk underground – with a resume of great music that stretches back for over a decade! The set brings together album cuts, rare singles, and a few surprising numbers as well – ... read more CD

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Quantic & His Combo BarbaroTradition In Transition ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2009. Used ... $7.99
Damn! Quantic really blows the roof off with this one – taking us even farther on a musical journey than ever before, and making us bow to his mighty talents in ways we never expected! The album's a really unique session recorded in Colombia, with help from an international batch of ... read more CD

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Drums & TubaTriumph ... CD
Ropeadope, Used ... $8.99
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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 "brass" ... read more CD

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and ... read more CD

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Golden Dawn ArkestraGolden Dawn Arkestra EP (On Demand pressing) ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2014. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Wonderful work from this fuzzy, funky group – a project headed by Topaz McGarrigle, who released some great records as Topaz over the years – working here with the excellent Golden Dawn Arkestra! This set draws inspiration from fuzzy rock as well as funk – but there's also some ... read more CD
(Please note this is an "On Demand" CDr pressing.)

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MushroomAlive And In Full Bloom ... CD
Inbetween (Netherlands), 1998. Used ... $6.99
(Rock, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... CD
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
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

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DipDip Delivers ... CD
The Dip, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
Blue-eyed soul from The Dip – a Seattle combo who clearly draw a lot of influence from back in the day! Unlike some combos, who are maybe funk first, soul second – these guys seem to work through a variety of vocal soul modes as their main objective – including a few mellow ... read more CD
Also available Dip Delivers ... LP 18.99

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

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Adrian Younge with Venice DawnSomething About April (2CD edition – with instrumentals) ... CD
Linear Labs, 2011. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A contemporary classic from Adrian Younge – and his first full soul album, after some previous soundtrack material! The record's got all the fragile, lovestruck qualities you'd expect from the image on the cover – a real throwback to the glory days of indie soul, particularly the East ... 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
Also available Otodi ... LP 29.99

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Baker BrothersTen Paces ... CD
Arse (UK), 2003. Used ... $6.99
Funky music just got even better – as the Baker Brothers take things to the next level! This totally great debut set has a really amazing approach to funk – kind of a non-stop, no-holds-barred style that rips away with a sound that's fiercer and stronger than even most other groups in ... 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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Dandelion SetThousand Strands – 1975 to 2015 ... CD
Buried Treasure (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $8.99
There's a date range listed on the cover that stretches back to the 70s – not the actual age of the music on this set, but instead a way of indicating the decades worth of inspiration drawn upon by The Dandelion Set – especially the cooler post-psych elements of the UK scene in the 70s, ... read more CD

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VariousWorld's Funkiest Covers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy ... $9.99
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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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
Also available Stranger In The Mirror ... LP 19.99

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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
Also available In Your Brain ... LP 15.99

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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
(Includes download!)
Also available Right Time ... LP 17.99

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Butcher BrownCamden Session ... CD
Gearbox (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Really fantastic sounds from Butcher Brown – a group who just seem to leap forward more and more with each new release – and who've really hit their groove with this well-recorded performance! The album was recorded live to disc in London – with a superb sound that only further ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Camden Session ... LP 20.99

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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

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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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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
Also available Phase ... LP 22.99

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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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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 (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 17.99

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

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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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StuffOld Dreams New Planets ... CD
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $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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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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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 Muhammad)Adrian 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
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP 28.99

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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

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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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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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