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Deep Funk — In Stock — Vinyl

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

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AJ & The JiggawattsIt Is What It Is/Party Music ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
One of the rawest, raunchiest grooves we've heard from AJ & Co to date – a tune that's got a heavy slow-funk drum part that launches the whole thing along – and some slinky stepping, hard-sung lyrics that almost give the song a pimp walk sort of vibe! "Party Music" is a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Now on black vinyl.)

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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
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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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
(Includes download!)
Also available Where The Gods Are At Peace ... CD 12.99

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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
Also available Dragonz ... LP 19.99

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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 Band55 (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A lean take on the double-length self-titled set from this mighty funky combo – one that brings together a range of great funky 45s, plus a few other hefty nuggets! If you don't know the group, they're totally great – as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band go back to the funkiest moments of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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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 BandSerpent's Mouth ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Serpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD 15.99

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BamboosNight Time People (colored vinyl) ... LP
BMG (Australia), 2018. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited edition white vinyl pressing!)
Also available Night Time People ... CD 12.99

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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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✨✧ 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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Blackhouse (Georgia Anne Muldrow & DJ Romes)Blackhouse ... LP
Mello Music Group, 2012. New Copy ... $16.99 17.98
A solid duo instrumentals project from Georgia Anne Muldow and DJ Romes – working together as Blackhouse – and delivering one of the best records yet on the prolific Mello Music Group label! Georgia's a restless creative spirit, and true to form, the beats and production she delivers ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Blackhouse ... LP 11.99

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Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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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

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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

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CochemeaSong Of Happiness/Stranded In Space ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A debut solo single by Cochemea Gastelum of the Dap-Kings – one that feature some mighty nice Varitone sax on "Song Of Happiness" – kind of a snakey soul jazz number with a great late 60s Eddie Harris vibe! "Stranded In Space" has more great Varitone – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Cosmic Analog EnsembleLes Sourdes Oreilles ... LP
My Bags (France), 2017. New Copy ... $28.99
This "ensemble" is really just one guy – Charif Megarbane, who recorded the whole album in Kenya – working together a fantastic array of sounds on drums, percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, Farfisa, flute, vibes, oud, and a number of other instruments too – all with a ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 300! Comes with a bonus poster, too.)

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CotoneteLayla/Fried Grease ... 12-inch
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
A limited promo single – with two tracks from a forthcoming album by Cotonete! "Layla" has this slow-building mix of spiritual horns and a fuzzy guitar solo – almost as if Robert Fripp found himself recording for the Gondwana label – before the tune takes off with more ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 200 copies!)

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Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksWishes & Wants ... LP
Tucxone (Spain), 2016. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Great work from Shirley Davis – working here with a Spanish funk combo who've got a deep vibe we really didn't expect! The group's got this tightness that really works well with Davis' vocals – using organ lines and downturning blue currents in this great style that gets away from some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Wishes & Wants ... CD 12.99

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsJudgement (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
These guys always serve up the goods – but this time around, they seem to be even sharper than usual in their own style of funky soul – with vocals that hit almost a Ricky Calloway sort of edge, and razor-sharp backing from the band – and more than enough energy to keep things ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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DipSure Don't Miss You (vocal, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
The first we've ever heard of The Dip – a combo who are certainly tight enough that we're sure we'll be hearing lots more from them in years to come! "Sure Don't Miss You" is a song that seems instantly ready to burst out of the funky 45 ghetto – catchy enough to almost ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DipWon't Be Coming Back/Chanterelle ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful little single – one that's got more jazzy complexity than the usual funky 45! "Won't Be Coming Back" starts with a colorful riffing guitar, then opens to horns flowering in the same sort of chromes – creating positive, upbeat interplay while the tune grooves on! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Du-RitesMean Machine/Cornithian Leather ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
The machine here is mighty mean – and plenty lean, too – given that the cut just features funky drums, riffing guitar, bubbling bass, and lots of sweet organ! Things are pretty spare, but that's part of the charm – and a similar vibe is repeated on the flipside – but with ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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.)

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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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Alan Evans TrioAuthoritay/Drop Hop ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
That's no typo in the title – because the tune's so down and dirty, it's definitely got the "authoritay" it deserves! Alan Evans really knocks it out of the park with this one – heavy drums that set up a perfect Meters-type groove – and this bubbling, burning organ that ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fat Albert Einstein2U4U ... LP
Hundos Editions, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
A nice little live instrumental tribute to the beats, style and craft of J Dlla by Fat Albert Einstein! It's a testament to the range and reach of the kind of hip hop production styles Dilla pioneered, and to the imaginative ideals and musical skills of Fat Albert Einstein in that FAE doesn't set ... (Hip Hop, 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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Great ReviversFunk Revenge/Juice Head ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A wicked little slow funk number – one that definitely takes its time as the drums break and basslines set up the groove – followed by wah-wah guitar that's moving at an equally relaxed pace – yet which, like the rest, all come together with the kind of sharp, soulful quality that' ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversSupervan/Funk 84 ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
This "Supervan" speeds along at a mighty nice clip – initiating the groove with a bleep that sounds like it's backing up – while the drums propel the whole thing forward with a sharply woven mix of riffing guitar, dipping bass, and really sweet organ lines! "Funk 84" ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversThree Broken Bones/Spacecake ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
We're not sure who broke the bones on this smoking little single – as all the group members seem to be in mighty fine form – moving with effortless ease over the romping mix of funky drums, riffing guitar, and soulful Hammond that make them so great! "Spacecake" is equally ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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

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Tommy GuerreroSoul Food Taqueria ... LP
Mo Wax/Be With (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.98
Laidback, messed-up funk from Tommy Guerrero – the kind of mostly-instrumental grooves that made him a revolutionary funky talent from the American underground! Tommy's not working in a live funk mode here, but he has a great way of mixing beats, samples, and other instrumentation at a level ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Scorpio Man ... CD 14.99

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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
(Includes download.)
Also available Basement Beat ... CD 9.99

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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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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James Hunter SixI Don't Wanna Be Without You/I Got Eyes ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James Hunter SixWhatever It Takes ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
We'll be the first to admit, we were always a bit suspicious of James Hunter at the start – but over the years, with records this great, he's really won us over – to the point that we're not sure why we even had any question about his music in the first place! The really strong step ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Whatever It Takes ... CD 12.99

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleBook Of Sound ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP ... $21.99
Beautiful sounds from Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a group who've matured tremendously in the time that they've been giving us music – and who almost seem ready here to take on the legacy of their musical father – the late Kelan Phil Cohran! There's a complexity to the horn work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Book Of Sound ... CD 12.99

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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 ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.98
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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.)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsSmile/Tuck N Roll ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Smile" has this nicely heavy bottom – drums that almost come on with the power of a contemporary beat, which really underscores the deep soul vocals of Durand Jones – a singer with almost a Lee Fields approach to the music! "Tuck N Roll" is funky too – but ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want (limited edition mono version with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exclusive to indie retail.)

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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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✨✧ Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... LP
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 LP, Vinyl record album
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Also available Con Todo El Mundo ... CD 11.99

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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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Lack Of AfroJack Of All Trades ... LP
Loa (UK), 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Warmly soulful work from Lack Of Afro – a name we first knew for more dancefloor-oriented projects, but one that's really evolved into much richer territory in recent years! The album's overflowing with vocal tracks – soulful groovers that lean heavily on styles from the 60s and 70s, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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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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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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✨✧ Mestizo BeatFeatherbed Lane/Handcuffed To The Shovel ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This is the first we've ever heard of Mestizo Beat – and we hope we'll be hearing a lot more in the future! "Featherbed Lane" has a lot harder edge than you'd expect from the title – early 70s Latin funk with a strong flute part upfront – almost like some of the funky ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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
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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MSXII Sound Design70s Soul Aesthetics ... LP
MSX Sound Design, 2018. New Copy ... $23.99 24.98
The album's got 70s soul in the title, and 70s soul in the grooves – even though most of the tracks are relatively short instrumentals! Still, there's a production vibe here that takes us back to the best work of the golden decade – echoes of the hipper Motown moments, Philly soul and ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) 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
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OlympiansOlympians (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
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 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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✨✧ OrgoneBulletproof/PCH (One More Mile) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
Double dose of Orgone in prime funky hero mode! "Bulletproof" is a tight jam with a bit of a 70s cinematic funk feel with tight horns courtesy of their friends in Ikebe Shakedown and some really cool, unpredictable changes as it rolls along – really ratcheting up the percussion ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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

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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 Vol 2 (with bonus CD) ... 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
(Includes bonus CD!)

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Alex PudduMark Of The Devil ... LP
Al Dente (France), 2017. New Copy ... $26.99
A wild shift in sound from the enigmatic Alex Puddu – as you might guess from the cover – not the straighter funk of some of his previous records, but instead a richly-crafted album that owes plenty to the golden age of Italian soundtracks! As part of that approach, Puddu works here ... 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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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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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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Sha La DasLove In The Wind (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer version – on colored vinyl. Quantities limited! Includes download.)
Also available Love In The Wind ... CD 13.99

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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 ShieldReesis/Beeturia ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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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
Also available Le Deltaplane ... CD 18.99

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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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StuffOld Dreams New Planet ... LP
Gondwana (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $19.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Old Dreams New Planets ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Sure Fire Soul EnsembleAragon/El Nino ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
This one leaps into the groove right from the start – with this dipping bassline that can't help but set fire to the rest of the instruments – as the whole thing moves fast and really takes off in a flurry of bass, drums, and horns – almost with the energy of a vintage JBs cut! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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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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Ural Thomas & The PainRight Time ... LP
Tender Loving Empire, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 19.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... LP
Wide Hive, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Tuxedo with ZappShy (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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UebertribeBrand New U ... LP
Legere (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
A funky instrumental combo, but one who are maybe a bit more freewheeling than some of their contemporaries – both in their sense of style, and historical range of a groove! The album's got a great tribute to Prince, but also steps back to more 60s and 70s modes – shifting effortlessly ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Unbelievable TwoPower Plant ... LP
Legere (France), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Great grooves from two contemporary cats who really love the sound of classic boogie – working here in a live analogue setting with a mighty great sound! The rhythms are strong, but simple – filled with excellent work on bass, guitar, and plenty of keyboards – almost feeling like ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300!)
 
 



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