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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2021. Used Gatefold ... $12.99
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Heat In The City ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $28.99 32.98
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heat In The City ... CD 12.99

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AldorandeDeux ... CD
Favorite (France), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
A really fantastic second album from this keyboard-heavy combo from France – a set that's even more cosmic and spacey than their first album, as you might guess from the cover – thanks in large part to all sorts of great work from Florian Pellissier, on a host of keys that includes ... read more CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandBacao Rhythm & Steel Band ... CD
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99 17.98
A fantastic full length set from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band – a group who've really won us over in recent years with a fast flurry of funky 45s! The group take an older steel band sound, and forge it to a might tighter rhythmic impulse – with a sound that's often even funkier ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 20.99
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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BadbadnotgoodTalk Memory ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99 33.99
A really different sort of record from Badbadnotgood – and we mean that in the best way possible, as the group are really maturing and opening up their sound! The core blend of funk and jazz elements is still at play on the record – but there's also a more expansive vibe too, one that ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Laurent Bardianne & Etienne JaumetBardianne Jaumet EP ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99
Nicely spare work from these two French musicians – both of whom handle a mix of saxes and keyboards on the record, almost with a vibe that recalls some of the more electro-styled global projects from the European scene of the 80s! The music would almost be a good fit for the early spirit of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceHymne Au Soleil ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A beautiful hymn to the sun from saxophonist Laurent Bardianne – an artist who's not afraid to play with the rhythms a bit, while still offering up some jazz-based material at the core! Bardianne plays tenor in a quintet that also has lots of great Hammond organ from Arnaud Roulin – ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Hymne Au Soleil (180 gram 45rpm pressing) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceHymne Au Soleil (180 gram 45rpm pressing) ... LP
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2022. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 36.99
A beautiful hymn to the sun from saxophonist Laurent Bardianne – an artist who's not afraid to play with the rhythms a bit, while still offering up some jazz-based material at the core! Bardianne plays tenor in a quintet that also has lots of great Hammond organ from Arnaud Roulin – ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hymne Au Soleil ... CD 14.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary BartzGary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins the duo of Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – bringing a warm sense of soul to their soulful backings – which range from funky to spacey, and do a nice job of capturing the mid 70s feel of Gary on record! The sound isn't the Larry Mizell or Ntu Group ... read more CD
Also available Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... LP 23.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary BartzGary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins the duo of Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – bringing a warm sense of soul to their soulful backings – which range from funky to spacey, and do a nice job of capturing the mid 70s feel of Gary on record! The sound isn't the Larry Mizell or Ntu Group ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... CD 13.99

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Bastards Of SoulCorners ... LP
Eastwood Music Group, 2022. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99 21.99
The last full-length project recorded by The Bastards Of Soul before the too-early passing of lead singer Chadwick Murray – a hell of a soul vocalist, and one who seems poised to rise to the top of his generation with work like this! The album's way more than just a funk group with a singer ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Joe Bataan & Los FulanosKing Of Latin Soul ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 16.99
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD

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JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsGive Me Hope ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Great work from JP Bimeni – a soul singer with a style that's all his own, yet one that's also set up here in some nicely classic backings! Bimeni has unusual vocal phrasing that may well come from his Burundian roots, but he also manages to put across a tune with a vibe that almost feels ... read more CD

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Black FlowerMagma ... LP
Sdban (Belgium), 2022. New Copy ... $26.99
A really haunting little record – one that hangs in older jazz-based territory, but layers in a bit of contemporary elements as well – all with a sound that's maybe somewhere in that special sort of spectrum that might includes recent projects by Hampshire & Foat! There's some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... LP
Colemine, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Black PumasBlack Pumas ... LP
ATO, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black PumasBlack Pumas (2LP deluxe edition – gold & red/black marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
ATO, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Black PumasCapitol Cuts – Live At Studio A ... LP
ATO, 2021. Sealed ... $19.99
A hell of a record from The Black Pumas – one that maybe stands as a great answer to anyone who might think they're just a flash in the pan! The set was recorded in late 2020, after the group had faced a season of cancelled shows, and life in isolation – which left them heading to the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Red vinyl pressing, still sealed with hype sticker.)

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BrownoutFear Of A Brown Planet ... LP
Fat Beats, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
The Brownout magic turns towards the world of Public Enemy this time around – in a sweet little record that serves up Latin funk instrumentals of PE classics! The music is hardly hip hop – apart from a few turntable scratches and vocal samples – and instead, the groove is deep ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Don BryantDon't Give Up On Love ... LP
Fat Possum, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
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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Burnt Sugar ArkestraAngels Over Oakanda ... CD
Avantgroidd, 2021. New Copy ... $15.99
Wonderfully righteous work from Burnt Sugar Arkestra – a group who've been giving us great records for years, but who are maybe even more important to the scene than ever before! The core of the record is the long title track – a very jazzy tune that builds up over loops set down by ... read more CD

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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... CD
Concord, 2020. Used ... $6.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a ... read more CD

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Calibro 35Blanca – Original Soundtrack. ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy 2LP ... $29.99 36.99
A pretty great soundtrack set from Calibro 35 – a group who've been giving us soundtrack-inspired music for years, and who finally get a crack at the real thing here! If you know the group, you'll know that they've got a great ear for classic cinematic modes – especially those on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Dalla Bovisa A Brooklyn EP (with comic book) ... LP
Tannen/Record Kicks (Italy), 2012. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
An obscure set of unreleased work from this very cool group – material recorded in New York around the same time as their third album – and issued here as maybe a slight appendix to that classic set! The group's always had a classic cinematic approach to funk – heavy on 70s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to just 500 copies – and includes comic book!)

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Calibro 35Post-Momentum EP ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 28.99
A short step forward for Calibro 35 – but a damn funky one too! The set's a follow-up to the previous Momentum album, and it shows some strong new territory after the dark days of 2020 – with a leadoff track that adds in rhymes from Ensi E Ghemon to the core cinematic funk of "Stan ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Traditori Di Tutti (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $30.99 34.99
Damn! These guys just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where they're way more than just a combo dedicated to classic soundtrack modes – and instead have found a fuzzy funky space that's all their own! Both the instrumentation and rhythms are sharper ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Ogni Riferimento A Persone Esistenti O A Fatti Realmente Accaduti E Puramente Casuale (Any Resemblance To Real Persons Or Actual Facts Is Purely Coincidental) ... LP
Record Kicks (UK), 2012. New Copy (reissue)... $20.99
Massive work from Calibro 35 – a group we've been digging on obscure overseas releases – stepping out here on their first American record, and easily their funkiest album to date! The sound is wonderful – still filled with the older Italian soundtrack references that got the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Calibro 35Space (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2015. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $30.99 34.99
Wonderful work from Calibro 35 – a funky combo who just seem to get better and better with each new record! These guy started out in territory that was strongly influenced by older Italian soundtrack material – which they could copy with effortless ease – but this time around, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Tanika CharlesPapillon De Nuit/The Night Butterfly ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Tanika Charles soars like a hot butterfly here – using a "papillon" reference that can't help make us think of Chaka Khan – and somehow managing to really rise up to that territory with a record like this! A few years back, we thought of Tanika as just another retro-styled ... read more CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Phil Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsembleKelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
An amazing bit of music – and an incredible document of generations of creative jazz energy as well! The legendary Phil Cohran teams up here with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a collective made up of Cohran's sons, who follow strongly in the rich legacy of his own Artistic Heritage group ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Crushed Velvet & The VelveteersLove & Truth ... LP
Vintage League, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 19.99
A nicely collaborative project from Crushed Velvet – aka Alan Evans of Soulive, working here at a level that's much different than the style of that jamming instrumental trio! Evans handles much of the instrumentation here, along with help from some guest horn players, and very nice organ ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99 18.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered pressing – with download!)

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Dancefloor StompersLibrerie Musicali ... LP
Four Flies (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
A cool little funky group – one that's so influenced by the sound library scene of the 70s, they even styled this album like one of those records from back in the day! The tunes are almost all instrumental – heavy on drums and funky basslines, and filled with guitar, organ, electric ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Daptone Super Soul RevueDaptone Super Soul Revue – Live At The Apollo ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy 2CD ... $17.99 18.99
A fantastic presentation of all that's wonderful with the mighty Daptone label – one of the hippest, funkiest record companies of the past few decades – the company that gave the world Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley, and other great artists – all of whom are heard here in an ... read more CD

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Shirley Davis & The SilverbacksKeep On Keepin On ... CD
Lovemonk (Spain), 2022. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Damn great work from soul singer Shirley Davis – an artist who first started out as a singer with a funk combo, as she is here – but one who's really evolved to the point where she's a richly talented singer who can more than stand in the spotlight on her own! Davis isn't one of these ... read more CD

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DiasonicsOrigin Of Forms ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Diasonics may not be the first funk band we've heard from the former Soviet Union – but they're definitely one that will help put their scene on the map – thanks to some tight funky instrumentation and really great production styles that make the whole thing sound all weird and ... read more CD

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Joao DonatoJoao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great entry in this excellent series – one that not only features lots of great Fender Rhodes from Brazilian jazz legend Joao Donato, but also vocals from Loren Oden on almost every track – which makes the whole thing feel like a fantastic hybrid of Joao's genius with a ... read more CD
Also available Joao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... LP 23.99

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Joao DonatoJoao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
A really great entry in this excellent series – one that not only features lots of great Fender Rhodes from Brazilian jazz legend Joao Donato, but also vocals from Loren Oden on almost every track – which makes the whole thing feel like a fantastic hybrid of Joao's genius with a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool die-cut slide-in cover!)
Also available Joao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... CD 13.99

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Emma Donovan & The PutbacksCrossover ... CD
Hope Street (Australia), 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Fantastic work from Australian soul singer Emma Donovan – an artist who's grown greatly in the space between her last album with The Putbacks – to a point where she and the group really stand apart from most other records of this nature! This isn't a funk group doing a retro thing with ... read more CD
Also available Crossover ... LP 14.99

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Emma Donovan & The PutbacksCrossover ... LP
Hope Street (Australia), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 24.98
Fantastic work from Australian soul singer Emma Donovan – an artist who's grown greatly in the space between her last album with The Putbacks – to a point where she and the group really stand apart from most other records of this nature! This isn't a funk group doing a retro thing with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Crossover ... CD 11.99

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Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors ... CD
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
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City Of Mirrors (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99
City Of Mirrors ... LP 22.99

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Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $22.99 23.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl with reverse board sleeve with obi & dome-pattern inner sleeve.)
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City Of Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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Dos SantosCity Of Mirrors (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
International Anthem, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 28.99
The notes on the cover use the term "Latinx Futurist" to refer to the work of Dos Santos – and that may be one of the best ways we've ever heard to describe their really unique blend of modes – served up here with a sound that firmly places the group at the crossroads of some ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive "Azucena Dreams" colored vinyl pressing.)
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City Of Mirrors ... LP 22.99
City Of Mirrors ... CD 12.99

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Du-RitesPressure (10 inch EP) ... LP
Old Maid/Ilegalia, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little 10" album from the Du-Rites – just a duo, but one who manage to serve up just as much funk as a much larger group! In truth, this time around the pair have a few guest vocalists – although most of the tracks are still instrumentals, with the familiar blend of heavy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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EamonNo Matter The Season ... CD
Now Again, 2022. New Copy ... $9.99 12.99
Pretty fantastic work from Eamon – a set that's even more classic-styled than some of his previous efforts, and which really lives up to the legacy of vintage soul that has always informed his music! There's cuts on here that almost feel as if they're served up by a full deep funk ensemble ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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El Jojo & The JokersBasto/Spadille ... 7-inch
Wildcards, 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A really cool take on the funky 45 – a number that almost feels as if it were recorded at 45rpm, then played at 33 – which gives the whole thing a sinister slow funk vibe that's mighty nice! "Spadille" is on the flipside – and begins with a nice raw percussion part that ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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El Michels AffairAdult Themes ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A really different groove from El Michels Affair – but one that reminds us again that the group is really amazing at just about anything they ever try to do! The adult themes here are modes borrowed from older European styles – some of the slinky funk of Serge Gainsbourg and some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ El Michels AffairEasy Access (parts 1 & 2) ... 12-inch
Misty/Soul Fire, 2002. Near Mint- ... Just Sold Out!
The first 12" single on Soul Fire – and a real doozy! The track's an extended jazz funk number with some great guitar on the intro, and an expanded horn section that's so big, so mighty, it needed a full 12 inches of wax just to hold it. Horn work is incredible – on a par with ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairYeti Season (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A new and amazing chapter in the always-evolving sound of this wonderful funk ensemble – a set that holds onto all the unusual elements of previous records, but also brings in some beautiful vocals from singer Piya Malik on a number of tracks! Malik really fleshes out the sound on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ El Michels Affair & Liam BaileyEkundayo Inversions (clear red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A really new setting for the vocals of singer Liam Bailey – and one that's a bit different for El Michels Affair! The group here are still very funky, and filled with all the fantastic sonic touches that we've always loved from leader Leon Michels – but the setting is more in a reggae ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition translucent red vinyl pressing!)

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Brian Ellis GroupEscondido Sessions ... CD
El Paraiso, 2015. Used ... $6.99
A contemporary set from the west coast scene – and one that's got a similar feel to the soaring, spiritual sounds we've heard from some of the projects of Carlos Nino – but a quality that's maybe a bit more tripped-out overall! All tracks are long, and very jamming – with loads ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Alan Evans TrioElephant Head ... LP
Vintage League, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 24.99
Heavy funk from drummer Alan Evans – stepping out here with a groove that's a bit grittier than some of his previous work, in a setting that's nicely lean and stripped-down throughout! The trio features Danny Mayer on guitar, plus lots of keyboards from Kris Yunker – who plays Hammond, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lance FergusonRare Groove Spectrum 2 ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
A great little project from funk maestro Lance Ferguson – one that has Ferguson working with a group of musicians and singers to really recast some great tracks from the past! The approach here is maybe a bit like the way that Bluey and Incognito might transform a classic tune on some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Lee FieldsEnough Is Enough ... CD
Ace, 1993. Used ... $28.99
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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $5.99 14.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for ... read more CD

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. Used ... $9.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early ... read more CD
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Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun (10th anniversary pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The debut album from Greg Foat – the first of many great records the keyboardist would soon give us, and a set that came as quite a surprise on the mostly-reissue Jazzman label! Yet the set also makes a lot of sense – as Foat is clearly inspired by some of the British greats of the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary Edition – on 180 gram vinyl, includes download – limited edition of 1000!)

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Neal FrancisIn Plain Sight ... CD
ATO, 2021. New Copy ... $7.99 12.99
A pretty amazing step forward for Neal Francis – a singer whose debut felt as if it were steeped in all the best influences from the southern soul and rock scene of the early 70s – and who now finds a way of pulling all those elements into a mode that bristles with stardom from the very ... read more CD

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FunkommunityChequered Thoughts ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2012. Used ... $5.99
Kiwi funk and soul from Funkommunity – a modern collective that's anchored by the duo of producer Isaac Aesili and soulful singer Rachel Fraser – and they deliver a very promising debut here for Melting Pot! Funkommunity has a far more distinctly modern vibe than their more throwback-s ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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Ghost Funk OrchestraSong For Paul ... LP
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
A set that's definitely funky, but which maybe has a lot more going on as well – richer production moments that move between ambitious soundscapes and fuzzier freakouts – but all without losing the groove at the core! The record's billed as "mysterious", but really seems to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Grease TrapsSolid Ground ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 25.99
Nothing sticky here – as the Grease Traps have a bad-walking sound that takes off right from the start, and which more than lives up to the best funky spirit of their previous funky 45s! The rhythms are nice and sharp, with plenty of great basslines next to the drums – and the horns ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Great ReviversHave A Trip With Lucid Paradise ... LP
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
Searing funk from the Great Revivers – a group who supposedly recorded this set in Russia, but come across with the energy of the best funky 45 combos of the American underground! Drums are fast and frenzied, and cut through with some sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and mighty nice live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Great ReviversSeek & Destroy/Russian Steps ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2022. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Great Revivers have plenty of fierce funky focus on "Seek & Destroy" – coming into the groove right from the get-go, as they band together funky breaking drums, percolating organ, and some mighty nice guitar! There's a nice break in the middle – and a drumbreak also ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Jeffery Scott GreerSchematics For A Blank Stare Vol 1 ... LP
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Jeffery Scott Greer has given us some great funk singles in recent years – those expensive funky 45s that can sometimes cost more than a full length album – which is why we're so happy to have this record on hand! Greer can be a one-man band at times, but here he works with help from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeffery Scott GreerSchematics For A Blank Stare Vol 2 ... LP
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
Jeffrey Scott Greer is a one-man funky powerhouse here – playing drums, Fender Rhodes, guitar, moog, congas, bass, and even jazzy flute – but all with a sharpness that makes the record every bit as great as music from a much larger funk ensemble! In fact, we dare say that Greer's work ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jeffery Scott GreerSchematics For A Blank Stare Vol 3 ... LP
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A really wonderful album from one-man funk powerhouse Jeffery Scott Greer – a set that's different both from his previous albums, and his funky 45s! As before, Greer does all the work himself – but the tracks are longer, and jazzier too – both in the way the rhythms slide in, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hamburg SpinnersDer Magische Kraken ... LP
Legere (France), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 32.99
A goofy name, a goofy cover, but some mighty groovy music – served up with a sweet small combo sound that's heavy on really great organ lines! The Hamburg Spinners are plenty funky, but also aren't out to be the most hard-hitting funk act in the world – as they instead lay back, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 20.98
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read more CD

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High PulpMutual Attraction Vol 2 EP ... LP
King Underground (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 22.99
High Pulp take on tunes penned by three great influences – Arthur Verocai, Cassiopea, and Cortex – each of whom get the group's jazzy funk treatment in the process! High Pulp have a lot more jazz in the mix than most contemporary funk groups – a blend of tenor, trumpet, alto, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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High PulpMutual Attraction Vol 3 EP (2022 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
King Underground (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $25.99
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High PulpPursuit Of Ends ... CD
Anti, 2022. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
High Pulp have always been one of those groups that are nicely hard to define – but this time around, they seem to be coming across with a jazzier vibe than ever before – and a new sort of musical sophistication that really has their music falling into place! The Seattle combo's always ... read more CD

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James Hunter SixWith Love ... CD
Daptone, 2022. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A nicely mellow album from blue-eyed soul veteran James Hunter – still done with the same deep soul currents as his other Daptone records, but slowed down a peg and with a nice focus on ballads and love songs! There's a moody, late nite vibe going on at some of the best moments – ... read more CD

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hypnotic Brass Ensemble (LP sleeve edition) ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and ... read more CD
Also available Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP 24.99

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleThis Is A Mindfulness Drill (black & white explosion vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Jagjaguwar, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 24.98
A really different sound for this legendary group – still very hypnotic and brassy, but in a very different way! The EP features three songs that build slowly, with brass as a key element, but maybe more in the background than the rhythmic forefront of previous records – letting vocals ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black and white explosion vinyl – with bonus fold-out booklet and download. Quantities limited!)

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $22.99 23.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Jackson Conti (Madlib & Mamao)Sujinho ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2008. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Great grooves from Jackson Conti – not a dude, but a duo – one that features Madlib teamed with Mamao, drummer from the legendary Azymuth! The album's got a really unique feel – one that mixes Madlib's chunky, fuzzy style of production with some of the cleaner, jazzier Azymuth ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
A great little record that really goes back to the early days of the Wide Hive label – the time when the company emerged as a hotbed of Cali funk, and was less of the jazz imprint it is today! Jake delivers plenty of breaks here on drums – and also turns in a bit of turntable work too ... read more CD
Also available
Breaksy ... LP 9.99
Breaksy ... LP 12.99

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... LP
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
A great little record that really goes back to the early days of the Wide Hive label – the time when the company emerged as a hotbed of Cali funk, and was less of the jazz imprint it is today! Jake delivers plenty of breaks here on drums – and also turns in a bit of turntable work too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Breaksy ... LP 9.99
Breaksy ... CD 4.99

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... LP
Wide Hive, 2021. Near Mint- ... $9.99
A great little record that really goes back to the early days of the Wide Hive label – the time when the company emerged as a hotbed of Cali funk, and was less of the jazz imprint it is today! Jake delivers plenty of breaks here on drums – and also turns in a bit of turntable work too ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available
Breaksy ... CD 4.99
Breaksy ... LP 12.99

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Jazz A La Mode TrioLess Is More ... CD
Cinedelic (Italy), 2013. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99
A sweet Italian combo, and one who's got a very classic soul jazz sort of feel – a 60s-styled blend of Hammond and tenor that's mighty nice, and very much in the spirit of the vintage look of the cover! The record's got a great no-nonsense feel – just the right production to fit the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Jazz DefendersKing Phoenix ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
The Jazz Defenders are a group who definitely live up to their name – a combo who start things out in the deep funk territory of some of their labelmates on Haggis, but who also bring in plenty of jazz inflections too – working here in a great hybrid of the two modes, with a range that's ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available King Phoenix ... LP 24.99

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Jazz DefendersKing Phoenix ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2022. New Copy ... $24.99 28.99
The Jazz Defenders are a group who definitely live up to their name – a combo who start things out in the deep funk territory of some of their labelmates on Haggis, but who also bring in plenty of jazz inflections too – working here in a great hybrid of the two modes, with a range that's ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available King Phoenix ... CD 12.99

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Doug JohnsBlomp! ... CD
Doug Johns, 2012. Used ... $6.99
Tracks include "Isodope", "Earth and Sky", "Eye Of The Bison", "Speak In Tongues", and "Cartoon Brain". (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate Space ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 21.98
Fantastic work from Durand Jones & The Indications – a group who've really come a long way in the past few years – in ways that push Durand's vocals to places we wouldn't have guessed on previous records! This set's way more than just a funk band with a soul singer upfront – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsKeep On Looking/NBL (inst with strings) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
There's a nice raw guitar line at the start of this one – before the Dap Kings come into the mix and send the tune into funky chugging bliss – then Sharon Jones steps into the spotlight, blows us away with her vocals, and reminds us why she's always the main attraction! The flipside ... (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 16.99
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

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... CD
Daptone, 2007. Used ... $5.99
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 CD
Also available 100 Days 100 Nights ... LP 14.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $14.99
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
Also available 100 Days 100 Nights ... CD 5.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsJust Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... CD
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Rare work from Sharon Jones – and a record that's a bit different than some of her other work for the Daptone label! The set features the group doing cover versions of tracks by other artists – some that appeared as singles over the years, others commissioned for projects, and a few ... read more CD
Also available Just Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... LP 16.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsJust Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... LP
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Rare work from Sharon Jones – and a record that's a bit different than some of her other work for the Daptone label! The set features the group doing cover versions of tracks by other artists – some that appeared as singles over the years, others commissioned for projects, and a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Just Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... CD 12.99

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Jungle By NightLivingstone ... CD
New Dawn (Netherlands), 2018. Used ... $11.99
(Global Grooves, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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KatalystNine Lives ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Nine Lives ... LP 23.99

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KatalystNine Lives ... LP
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 39.99
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nine Lives ... CD 9.99

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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD
Also available Con Todo El Mundo ... LP 20.99

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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
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
(Includes download.)
 
 



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