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Deep Funk

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

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James Taylor QuartetGet Organized (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Urban/Polydor (Japan), 1989. Used ... $9.99
Wonderful early work from the great James Taylor Quartet – a killer UK group that emerged out of the London mod and acid jazz scenes of the 80s, then went onto become a monstrously talented funk group in their own right! Taylor's smoking Hammond leads the session, stepping out in some strong funked up grooves that have a classic late 60s soul jazz sound – a bit more Jimmy McGriff than the Johnny Hammond vibe of James' later work – but still plenty great with us, and recorded with a surprisingly faithful ear for the original sound. (Keep in mind that back at the highly-electric time of this set, few records were cut with the warmth of records from the 60s and 70s.) The excellent jazz dance number "It Doesn't Matter" features stellar scat vocals by Cleveland Watkiss – and other tracks include "Brothers Batucada", "Bossa Pilante", "Riding High", "Electric Boogaloo", "The Stretch", and "Grooving Home". CD
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✨✧ R&R Soul OrchestraWar/Call On Me ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A hip contemporary combo from Queens – but one who get a great sort of indie soul vibe to their music! The style is less the deep funk of other recent groups, than the sort of east coast sound from the pre-disco years – as the R&R Soul Orchestra leap into a wonderful upbeat reading of Edwin Starr's "War", with a bit of gliding strings over the grooves – and great group interplay on the vocals! The flipside's an original tune – one with a sweet riffing rhythm that almost feels like Roy Ayers on late 70s Polydor, but with a female vocal in the lead! (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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