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

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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 ... CD
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
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 CD

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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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Stanton MooreAll Kooked Out! ... CD
Fog City, 1998. Used ... $9.99
The funky drummer with Galactic teams up with guitarist Charlie Hunter and sax maestro Skerik for a long set of funky grooves with an excellent 70s soul jazz feel! The scope of the work is pretty darn complicated – in a good way – and the tracks range from straight-ahead Prestige-type ... read more CD
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M-TetPick & Shovel/Your Friendly Neighborhood Serial Killer ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Romping drums and burning Hammond organ – a mighty nice combination, and one that pushes "Pick & Shovel" out of the gate with a strong vibe right from the start! There's a great solo in the middle, too – organ that maybe recalls the work of Alan Hawkshaw at times, but ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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NomoNomo ... CD
Ypsilanti, 2004. Used ... $2.99
A massive slice of Afro Funk from the Detroit scene – recorded by a group that we'd rank right up there with The Daktaris, Antibalas, and the best of the Afro-revival scene! The group's got a really great approach that brings plenty of jazz into the mix – really using the horns to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Original silkscreen cover – now out of print!)

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NomoRocket #9/Nu Tones (orig, Matthew Dear rmx)/Bonus Electric Sawblade Gamelon Sounds ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2006. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Amazing work from Nomo – a single that takes the group way past their Afro Funk roots! First up is a totally great cover of Sun Ra's "Rocket #9" – done with lots of skittish percussion really driving the bottom of the tune – and plenty of weird electric piano that ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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✨✧ Philadelphia ExperimentPhiladelphia Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... $7.99
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 PudduSoul Tiger ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2015. Used ... $9.99
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes ... read more CD

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

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

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

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Rhythm Rhyme RevolutionRhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... CD
Sharpeye (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A contemporary set, but one that reaches back to the earlier years of the London funk scene – given that it not only features work from Gareth Tasker and Barrie Sharpe, but also includes contributions from members of Beggar & Co and 23 Skidoo! The sound's almost got a classic acid jazz ... read more CD
Also available Rhythm Rhyme Revolution 1 ... LP 22.99

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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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Naomi Shelton & The Gospel QueensCold World ... CD
Daptone, 2014. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A great one from Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – a record that's done with deeper raw soul roots than their Daptone debut – but which still holds onto all the group's uplifting gospel spirit! The best records on Daptone are big on old school soul and funk reverence, but show ... read more CD

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Sly5thAveInvisible Man – An Orchestral Tribute To Dr Dre ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.99
An orchestral homage to Dr Dre spearheaded by Brooklyn's Sylvester Onyejiaka, aka Sly5thAve – fleshing out hooks and melodies from throughout Dre's career, from classic singles to deep cuts, into large scale jazzy soul – with a stellar roster of guests including Mark De Clive-Lowe, DJ ... read more CD

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Bette SmithJet Lagger ... CD
Big Legal Mess, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 13.98
The debut album by Bette Smith – a singer with a definite 70s look on the cover, and a definite sound to match! Bette was raised in Brooklyn, where she worked for years to hone her voice to a uniquely raspy style – but she recorded this album in Mississippi, with a deep soul vibe that ... read more CD

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkI Can't Love You Anymore (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A contemporary cut, but one that's got a great early 70s sweet soul vibe – as Carlton June delivers this fantastic heartbreaking lyric, while the Cold Diamond & Mink combo give him a slow funk drumbreak backup! The flipside's an instrumental – which lets you focus even more on the ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gizelle SmithRuthless Day ... CD
Jalapeno (Spain), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD
Also available Ruthless Day ... LP 14.99

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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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SnowboySnowboy's Soul Spectacular – The Funk & Soul Recordings ... CD
BGP (UK), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Killer jazz and soul work from Snowboy – some overlooked sides that are easily some of the best grooves of his scene at the time! Snowboy first got his start as a Latin percussionist – adding a lot of firey energy to the London jazz scene in the early Acid Jazz years – but by the ... read more CD

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

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

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Soul SugarChase The Light ... CD
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 CD
Also available Chase The Light ... LP 16.99

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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 SurfersMy Crew/Smell Of Detroit ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
This single is the first time we've ever seen a picture of the Soul Surfers – and despite their slightly goofy look, they're every bit as funky as on their other massive 45s! This number's got wicked funky drums at the start, a cool dipping bassline, and a cool intertwining of fuzzy guitar ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Souljazz OrchestraResistance ... LP
Strut (UK), 2015. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Hard to resist the groove of a group this great – one of the longer-running Afro Funk combos around, and one of the best too! The group definitely have a touch of the soulful jazz promised by their name – thanks to strong solos on alto, tenor, and baritone – which often break out ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus CD.)

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Souljazz OrchestraUnder Burning Skies ... CD
Strut, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
Excellent work from Souljazz Orchestra – a group who've consistently been one of the strongest contemporary Afro Funk ensembles for the past decade or so! There's a richness to the Souljazz approach that sets them apart from other groups that might just be going through the motions – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Sugarman ThreeWhat The World Needs Now ... CD
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The return of the great ones – and quite possibly the funkiest album ever from The Sugarman Three – a crowning achievement for this funky combo that we've loved for years! The core trio is still in place – soaring Hammond, tight tenor, and heavy drums – but they've also ... read more CD

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Sulu & ExcelsiorEddie Romero ... CD
Sulu & Excelsior, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Eddie Romero's the name of the album, not the artist – a fantastic debut from the duo of Sulu & Excelsior, who have this really unique way of blending together old soul modes with a contemporary hip hop crackle! There's a sweet soul vocal style to many of the lyrics – in keeping ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Super Hi FiI'm Only Sleeping/Hole In My Life (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $1.99
(Funky 45's, Deep Funk) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes download with bonus tracks!)

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Gabriel TajeuIntroduction To Gabriel Tajeu ... CD
Legere (France), 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A great introduction to the voice of Gabriel Tajeu – a singer who has this way of grabbing us right from the very first note, with a vibe that's classic enough to have made him huge way back in the 70s! Gabriel's music has a sound that's as sunny as the image on the cover – a style ... read more CD

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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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Jimi Tenor & Kabu KabuMystery Of Aether ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2012. New Copy ... $8.99
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... read more CD

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✨✧ Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things ... CD
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... read more CD
Also available Stage Of All Things (with download) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsStage Of All Things (with download) ... LP
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Ruby Velle's got one of those voices that will no doubt make her huge – soaring and powerful, right from the very first notes – with a capable confidence that could probably take on just about any style of music, but which is especially great here in the company of the Soulphonics combo! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Stage Of All Things ... CD 14.99

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Nick WaterhouseTime's All Gone ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2012. Used ... $7.99
A stone smoking album from Nick Waterhouse – the first full-length we've ever heard from the singer, and a killer set all the way through! The backings are funky, but the sound is nice and gritty too – much more in an R&B mode than other contemporary albums of this nature – ... read more CD
(Promotional copy, sleeve has some light edgewear.)

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Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailLive In Japan ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. New Copy ... $22.99
A funky soul double-header – one that features live material both by Osaka Monaurail and the legendary Marva Whitney! The set starts out with a few tracks by OM – playing in that razor-sharp, James Brown-inspired groove that we love so much – easily the greatest contemporary JB-dr ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(CD comes in slimline case, but with full artwork insert, and professionally printed CD art. Also features some bonus video material too!)

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Nicole WillisTortured Soul ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2013. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Smoking soul from Nicole Willis – one of our favorite funky females of the past decade or two! Nicole's been making great records for awhile, but she really knocks it out of the part with this killer set – grooving hard with the Soul Investigators, in a raw raw groove that really gives ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download code.)

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Woima CollectiveFrou Frou Rokko ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2014. New Copy ... $7.99
Nothing frou frou about this heavy little set – as the record's a rock solid batch of African rhythms, served up with a distinctively Ethiopian feel – at a level that's even groovier than the group's first album! The collective clearly take some key inspiration from the more ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Woima CollectiveTezeta ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2010. New Copy ... $7.99
An amazing set of Ethiopian-styled grooves – recorded recently, but with a sound that's right up there with some of our favorite Mulatu albums of the 70s! The group here really know their stuff – and they work in a beautiful blend of bottom-heavy percussion and unique horn phrasings ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge with Venice DawnSomething About April – Instrumentals ... LP
Wax Poetics, 2011. Very Good ... $29.99
All the sweet sounds that make the Something About April album so great – served up here without any vocals at all! The core album feels like some ultra-cool, super-dope soul record from the 70s – and without any lyrics, these tunes almost take on more of a soundtrack feel – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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Adrian Younge/Adrian QuesadaAdrian Younge Vs Adrian Quesada EP ... 12-inch
Ubiquity, 2012. Very Good ... $7.99
A pair of Adrians, making some mighty nice groove! The work here is all new, and limited to this Record Store Day release – the track "The Love I Got", in both vocal and instrumental versions from Adrian Younge – with a bit of Venice Dawn touches! Adrian Quesada checks in ... read more 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Purple vinyl pressing in the embossed cover.)

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VariousDaptone Gold 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2015. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
Live like a funky legend with this massively-stuffed Daptone Gold collection – filled with gems from one of the coolest, funkiest record labels of the past 20 years! The set features a few special tracks for the collection, plus some numbers from old Daptone 45s – making a full length ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
 
 



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