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✨✧ AntibalasAntibalas (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $15.99 19.99
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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ApplesDragonz ... LP
Todres (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
The Apples have always had a slightly offbeat approach to funk – one that partly echoes their role as one of the heaviest acts on the Israeli scene – but which also showcases their ease of blending electric elements with live instrumentation! The core of the group is heavy on horns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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B-Side PlayersAll I Want/La Vuelta ... 7-inch
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm mix of funk, reggae, and a bit of hip hop – served up in a tune that comes across with a crackling sort of freshness overall! Lyrics are a mix of sung chorus and spoken verses – and the groove has a rising/falling horn passage that really underscores the meaning of the tune! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandScorpio/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BadbadnotgoodIII ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2014. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
The best work so far from this ultra-hip trio – an amazing combination of keyboards, bass, and drums – served up in styles that are rooted in funk and jazz, but go to so many other places as well! The drums crackle with a quality schooled in 70s breaks and beats, stripped down to their ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 3 – Beat Konducta In India ... LP
Stones Throw, 2007. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
Hazy beatcraft steeped in Indian soundtrack style funk, strings and percussion from the indefatigable Madlib – Volume 3 in the increasingly adventurous and conceptual outings of the Beat Konducta! This time out Madlib, er, Beat Konducta is conducting beats, strings & things from India ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkTell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Market BrassWar Room/Into The Thick ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Funky drums and some mighty nice horns – a real killer from Black Market Brass, and maybe one of their most intense tracks to date! There's almost an Afro Funk vibe here, but the style is even more freewheeling – fast grooves and horns that are incredibly deft, but also have lots of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bob & Gene/InversionsIt's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know)/Version ... 7-inch
Daptone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
A sweet take on this tune by Bob & Gene – given a Jamaican groove on both sides, thanks to help from The Inversions! The main cut bubbles along with a bit of a rocksteady vibe next to the duo's vocals – still very much the main song at the core, but augmented with a Kingston soul ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BradleyChange For The World/Revelations ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
Mighty righteous sounds from Charles Bradley – a strong message-oriented cut that's set to a slow funk groove – one that steps boldly and proudly, but never too fast – which lets Bradley really take off on his vocal lead, and build things up wonderfully towards the end! "Reve ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyVictim Of Love (with bonus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Breakdown BrassMary Jane/Horseman ... 7-inch
Mixto, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The Breakdown Brass take on Rick James' "Mary Jane" – turning the whole cut into a horn-heavy instrumental, with a groove that's more 70s funk than the vintage of Rick's original tune! The whole thing comes off great – the horns really hold onto the hook – and the ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leon BridgesComing Home (180 gram pressing – includes download) ... LP
Columbia, 2015. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
An album with a very classic look on the cover – and an equally classic sound to match – one that takes us back to some of the hippest, coolest work by early 60s singers like Sam Cooke or Marvin Gaye! Both artists are a good comparison here, as Leon Bridges is unabashedly in the same ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99 17.99
The first album in decades from Memphis soul legend Don Bryant – a singer who hardly even gave us any recordings back when he was in his prime! Don was one of the lesser lights at the famous Hi Records – not as successful as Ann Peebles or Al Green, but steeped in the same wonderful ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band ... LP
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $13.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budos Band 2 ... CD 9.99

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Budos BandBudos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for digital download.)

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✨✧ Budos BandBurnt Offering ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Burnt Offering ... LP 14.99

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Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Budos BandUp From The South/TIBWF ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99
The first funky outing we've ever heard from The Budos Band – but a really tasty funky set, with a raw and stripped-down feel! "Up From The South" is a chugging, churning mass of snapping drum breaks and scratchy guitar – topped by a well-crafted horn part that comes in as ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Calibro 35Decade ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99
Calibro 35 have grown a heck of a lot in the last ten years – from a group who already had a strong ear for vintage soundtrack and sound library funk – to one who've definitely brought a lot of their own ideas to the music too! The sound here is razor sharp and right on the money ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Decade ... CD 11.99

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Andy Tolman CartelCipher ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A fantastic album of funky soundtrack grooves – one that was recently recorded by guitarist Andy Tolman, but which instantly takes us back to the best 70s film scores by artists like Quincy Jones, Johnny Pate, or Lalo Schfrin! Like both of those giants at their best, Andy works here in a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Coko & Misha Panfilov Sound ComboSoul Strut/Electrifying Woman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
The mighty Coko joins the Misha Panlov combo – for a single that might well be one of the group's heaviest to date! Coko really blasts out of the gate – almost calling out the action of the combo more than just singing soul – while Misha provides plenty of fuzz and funk, in that ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Como MamasMove Upstairs ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that ... (Gospel, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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DiazporaIslands ... LP
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
A record with a cosmic cover, but a sound that's very down to earth – fierce deep funk, in the best Legere Records mode – played by a group who are currently one of the hardest-hitting acts on the funky label! The music's got the full-on power of Afro Funk – especially in the way ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $19.99 22.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)
Also available Return To The 37th Chamber ... CD 11.99

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El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairSounding Out The City ... LP
Truth & Soul/Big Crown, 2005. New Copy ... $18.99 20.98
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El Michels Affair featuring Piya MalikUnathi/Zaharila ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The cover's a bit unusual for a single by El Michels Affair, and the music is too – especially given that group here work with singer Piya Malik – whose entrancing vocals really bring a new sound to their groove! "Unathi" has some elements that are in the familiar El Michel's ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Electric Peanut Butter CompanyElectric Peanut Butter Company – Trans-Atlantic Psych Classics Vol 1 ... LP
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 19.98
Sweet and salty psych-soul-rock-funk from Adrian Quesada and Shawn Lee, working together as The Electric Peanut Butter Company! They're a company of just 2, handling every aspect themselves, but if you if ever heard anything by either party, you know this is going to have a huge sound. Lots of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Eminent StarsBar Shift/Brown Thang ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee FieldsComing Home/Precious Love ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Coming Home" is a warmly funky groove from the great Lee Fields – a cut that seems to equally balance deep soul and sweet soul modes, as Lee himself has been doing on the best of his recent work! There's a great flow to the electric side of the instrumentation – which is ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsNever Be Another You/Lover Man ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic cut from Lee Fields – one that begins with almost a Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beat on the intro – then adds in this weeping piano, ala Hi Records, and really blossoms when Lee's deep soul vocals come into play! The flipside features "Lover Man" – a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FrightnrsNothing More To Say (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Golden Dawn ArkestraChildren Of The Sun ... LP
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Children Of The Sun ... CD 8.99

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Curtis HardingFace Your Fear ... LP
Anti, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $17.99 19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)
Also available Face Your Fear ... CD 12.99

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Walk/Message Of Love ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7100 Days 100 Nights (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Lugnut Brand, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 8.98
A sweet instrumental take on the Sharon Jones classic – one that serves up plenty of Hammond organ in place of the vocals, and a groove that's got all the boogaloo soul style you'd guess from the name of the combo! There's lots of heavy conga in the rhythms, and the horns swell and rise to ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7Basement Beat (with download) ... LP
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 22.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Basement Beat ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs ... $21.99
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Martha High with Osaka MonaurailTribute To My Soul Sisters ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
A hard-smoking set of female funk – with backing from the mighty Osaka Monaurail combo! Years ago, Martha High was something of a "lost" female soul figure – an artist who worked with James Brown in the 60s, recorded a bit of disco in the 70s, but never fully got her due. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HoneyfeetOrange Whip ... LP
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99
A funky combo, but one with a bit of a difference – one that comes through in varied ways on every different track on this set! The music has maybe some bluesier currents than usual, although it's not blues at all – just maybe that moment when blues and blues rock were having an ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBrothers Hypnotic – A Film By Reuben Atlas About The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (with DVD) ... LP
Factory, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $28.99
A fantastic little package – one that not only features music by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, but also a DVD that tells the story of the group's unique legacy too! The story of the ensemble has been told before – they are all sons of the legendary Phil Cohran, of Artistic Heritage ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(DVD is NTSC, Region 0.)

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Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Way Home ... CD 9.99

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JestofunkLove In A Black Dimension ... LP
Irma (Italy), 1995. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $16.99
A classic bit of funk from the Italian scene of the 90s – and a record that first gave the world a taste of all the great sounds to come! At the time of this release, Italy was mostly known for its club and house tracks – yet some of the hipper musicians on the scene had also been ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHow Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (reggae version)/How Long Do I Have To Dub For You? ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Of A Woman (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Soul Of A Woman ... CD 12.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsSoul Time ... LP
Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $14.99
Damn damn damn – maybe the funkiest album ever from Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings! The group have always been great, but there's something here that goes even farther than usual – an especially funky snap on the drums at the bottom, even on more laidback tunes – and a stone ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive physical version.)
Also available Soul Time ... CD 11.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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KumasiAkoben ... LP
Superjock, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A neo-classic Afrobeat combo based in New Orleans and named for the city in Ghana – and they're a pretty great one, too! Kumasi is a 13-piece band, with a bigger, more rhythm and percussion heavy style than some of the smaller, more raging Afro Funk groups out there, which is not to say that ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
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Close But No Cigar ... Cassette 7.99

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✨✧ Shawn Lee & The Soul SurfersShawn Lee & The Soul Surfers ... LP
Silver Fox, 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Underground phenom Shawn Lee – a figure who's ultimately far too restless to be contained by any one or two genres, nevertheless makes something of return to his raw funky roots – collaborating with Russia's raw psych funk heavies The Soul Surfers! The eponymous LP by Shawn Lee & ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Magic In ThreesReturn Of ... LP
King Underground, 2015/2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The return of the sound library style psych funk & soul instrumentalists Magic In Threes! The group's signature style of reviving the seedy, cinematic soul sound of 70s sound library grooves is in full effect here and as tight as ever, laid out largely by the duo of Dave Singleton and Nick ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Originally issued as a cassette-only release – finally on vinyl! Limited edition of 500 copies.)

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Wynton Marsalis/Jon Baptiste/Jazz At The Lincoln CSpotify Singles – Delaunay's Dilemma/2 Degrees East 3 Degrees West (10 inch single) ... 12-inch
Blue Engine, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
Two different classics both written by John Lewis of the Modern Jazz Quartet – but each taken into very soulful territory here by Wynton Marsalis, Jon Batiste, and the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra! Despite what you might think about such a high-profile project, Batiste is great on piano ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 1000.)

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✨✧ Jake Mason TrioStranger In The Mirror ... LP
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Matador Soul SoundsGet Ready (colored vinyl – with bonus download) ... LP
Color Red, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99 21.98
Heavy sounds from this deep funk supergroup – a killer sextet that features Alan Evans of Soulive on drums, Eddie Roberts of New Mastersounds on guitar, as well as members of Pimps Of Joytime and Orgone! The group sports two female singers – Kim Dawson and Adryon De Leon – both ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited red colored vinyl – with download!)

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandCrossing (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 15.99
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)
Also available
Crossing ... CD 9.99
Crossing ... LP 8.99

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammaAdrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... LP
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99 31.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note – these copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping.)
Also available Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad Present The Midnight Hour ... CD 14.99

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Mild High Club/King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardRolling Stoned ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 11.98
Two takes on a style – both of them mighty nice! The Mild High Club are "Rolling Stoned" here in this fuzzy blend of slow drums and floating flute – all given this trippy production that's very fitting for the Stones Throw touch – with a quality that seems to shapeshift ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mistura PuraHollywood Spritz (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $15.99 18.98
There's a bit of Hollywood here, but also a fair bit of bossa nova, older jazz, and other modes that remind us a bit of our favorite older records on labels like Schema and Irma – maybe no surprise, given that the whole thing was recorded in Milan! Federica Grappasonni is at the helm – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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MoniqueaBlackwavefunk ... LP
MoFunk, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 21.98
Sweet bassy soul from Moniquea – a record that's got as many basslines and keyboard riffs as some of our favorite early 80s underground work – but which also has a nicely lean, contemporary vibe too! Moniquea's vocals have a great way of fitting into this setting, too – almost ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ MonophonicsMirrors EP (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing!)
Also available Mirrors EP ... CD 9.99

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Gotta Keep It Rollin ... LP
Al Dente (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
The Moonfires better keep it rolling, given that they're being chased by a giant ape on the cover – but with the mighty Alex Puddu on guitar, they can't help but take off and soar! The album's got that great commitment to classic cinematic funk styles that we've always loved in Puddu's music ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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New MastersoundsRenewable Energy (with bonus download) ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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OrgoneBeyond The Sun ... LP
Colemine, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $22.99 24.98
Man, Orgone sound deeper here than we ever remember before – working with an even more classic soul groove than on their debut recordings for Ubiquity – even though those were totally great too! Orgone emerge here as way more than just another combo from the funky underground – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Finally on vinyl – nice 2LP pressing, too!)

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OrgoneBig Day/Hound Dogs ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A romping bit of funk from Orgone – a cut that's one of the group's own, but which almost feels like it could have been lifted from an early Funkadelic album – given the bassline, drums, and the way a chorus supports the energy of the lead vocals! "Hound Dogs" is another ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)
Also available Orquesta Akokan ... CD 12.99

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PendletonsFunk Forever EP ... LP
Bastard Jazz, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
The Pendletons really love the sound of 80s funk – and they do a mighty great job of recreating its charm here – thanks to some well-crafted basslines and lots of sweet keyboards! The vocals are great, too – often paired up, in that 80s way of having the voices come from a ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Peripheral Enterprise Sound RevueUnorthodoxy ... LP
Peripheral Enterprises, 2009. New Copy ... $6.99
Massive breaks galore – a set with a heady name, but a straightforwardly funky groove! The drums are live, raw, and very up front in the mix – almost as if they were recorded to be used later as hip hop samples – as are the other instrumental bits too, some great keyboard and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 (includes download) ... LP
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2 LP Gatefold ... $19.99 23.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Sweet 2LP set – with bonus download too!)

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Alex PudduFrom The Beginning ... LP
Al Dente (Denmark), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Alex Puddu's going right back to the beginning here – serving up some tight, sharp sounds that are very much in the 70s funk mode that first gave him inspiration! And this time around, he's got Lonnie Jordan from War on board – singing on three of the album's great tracks – which ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $24.99
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Alex Puddu & The Afro Soul ProphecyDaddy's Groove/Let Me Your Lover ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
A great funky groove from Alex Puddu – a tune that's got a snapping rhythm, rising horns, and riffing wah-wah guitar – which makes the whole thing almost feel like some lost track from the Curtom Studios – circa 1973! "Let Me Be Your Lover" is nice too – a tune ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alex Puddu & The Afro Soul ProphecyRed Light District/The Game Of Love ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
Here's a red light district that should be legalized – as it's got a completely legit funky vibe from Alex Puddu's Afro Soul Prophecy! The tune's got a tightly-fused blend of bass and drums at the core – then has moogy keyboards wobbling quietly in the background, while some sharper ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bernard Purdie & FriendsCool Down (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Sugar Road, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
Legendary drummer Bernard Purdie has left a huge legacy of music behind him – and here he adds to that legacy in a new small combo set – one that features core work from members of New Mastersounds and Pimps Of Joytime – and which also features Ivan Neville on keyboards, and Cyril ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Quantic & Nidia GongoraCurao ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $21.99 22.99
Will "Quantic" Holland has really turned out to be a hell of a fellow – a guy we first fell in love with as a beatmaker, then as a funk artist – and now as one of the few people who can ever mix grooves with global elements and make the whole thing come out sounding right! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Eli Paperboy ReedEli Paperboy Reed Meets High & Mighty Brass Band (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Yep Roc, 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
A great combination of contemporary soul talents – the blue-eyed soul vocals of Eli Reed and the horn-heavy rhythms of the High & Mighty Brass Band! The setting's a nice one for Eli, and has a rootsy feel that you don't get on some of his other records – and in addition to the ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with download!)

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... LP
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 copies!)
Also available Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD 8.99

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... LP
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
Gizelle Smith got caught in the rain on the cover – but you'd hardly know that, given the sunny, upbeat vibe of the album! Smith's a singer who's been bubbling under for years, and this sweet little set may be the one that breaks her out to the big time – as the album has her going ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ruthless Day ... CD 11.99

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Solar ShieldSolar Shield ... LP
Austin Boogie Crew, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Plenty of beats and bass in a sweet 80s funk mode – served up on a flurry of Korg, Roland, and Yamaha instruments – and presented in an all-instrumental mode that really lets you focus on the groove! This is the kind of electro funk that was almost never put on record back in the day ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Andre SolomkoLe Deltaplane ... LP
Favorite (France), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Great sounds from Andre Solomko – an artist who's been giving us some great 70s-styled music in recent years, and may well have topped himself with this fantastic set! Andre plays alto and soprano sax, in a setting that's got the warm glow of a sweet 70s fusion record – but this time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Soul ScratchPushing Fire (with download) ... LP
Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 22.98
An absolute stormer from Soul Scratch – a contemporary combo from the SoCal scene doing the legacy of the late 60s/early 70s raw funky soul style proud! Both the band name and album titles are appropriate – we wouldn't call it "truth in advertising", just straight up truth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Soul SugarChase The Light ... LP
Gee (France), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Chase The Light ... CD 16.99

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Soul SurfersSignals/My Crew (inst) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest tracks from this sweet funky combo – a number that begins with a bit of spacey electronics, then has this drum beat that snaps into a groove – while lots more electric sounds sparkle out along the rhythms! "My Crew" is done here as an instrumental – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Super Hi FiI'm Only Sleeping/Hole In My Life (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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Tank & The BangasLive Vibes EP (colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Verve, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Tarriona Ball's at the top of the mix on most numbers here – lending her fantastic mix of sung and spoken vocals to the sharp-edged grooves from the rest of the band! The combo is from New Orleans, but there's also a strong voice here that reminds us of the best recent work from LA – ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on yellow vinyl!)

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James Taylor QuartetMoney Spyder (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1988. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99
Very early work from the James Taylor Quartet – music that's a lot more mod soul than some of the funk or clubbier styles of later work – but still served up with an equally sharp ear for a retro-styled sound! The groove here is more 60s mod than 70s funk, and James plays piano more ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tuxedo with ZappShy (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Tuxedo work here with Zapp – but at level that has the Troutman legacy very much back in full form! The basslines, rhythms, and vocoder bits are very much like you'd hear from the group in their early 80s prime – maybe just warmed up a bit with the undeniable Tuxedo love of a good hook ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ White BlindsGet To Steppin/Blinded (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
F Spot, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 8.98
A furiously funky couple of jams by underground LA jazz funk trio The White Blinds! "Get To Steppin" comes storming out of the gates with some of the most hard-charging organ funk and heavy drums we've heard in a while. "Blinded" takes a more measured approach, this one with ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl pressing.)

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Will Sessions featuring Amp FiddlerKindred Live (colored vinyl) ... LP
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl!)

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Adrian YoungeAdrian Younge Presents Voices Of Gemma ... LP
Linear Labs, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 20.98
A very dreamy project from the mighty Adrian Younge – a special project that features two female singers in the lead, both working with this offbeat vibe that slightly recalls the way that Roy Ayers used female singers on some of his 70s records, especially the classic album by Ramp! Yet the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDaptone Gold (deluxe gold foil jacket plus 11X 13 poster, sticker & full MP3 download that includes a bonus Sharon Jones Christmas song) ... LP
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 20.98
A killer compilation of Daptone Gold – a funky and soulful collection that's a perfect snapshot of the sounds coming out of Daptone's House Of Soul recording studios in the aughties! The Daptone sound spins from a tight community of players with the deepest love and respect for the classic, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(The vinyl package is excellent – with a gold foil gatefold sleeve, full color 11 X 13 poster, a Daptone sticker, and full album MP3 download that includes a bonus Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Christmas song that's not on the physical release!)
Also available Daptone Gold ... LP 11.99
 
 



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