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✨✧ Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/Salah Ragab/Tony AllenTony Allen Reworks – Sankofa (A rework of Losun)/Ole & One Tree ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
The best Tony Allen project we've ever heard – largely because of the work by both artists involved! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take on Allen's "Losun" – but they play the tune anew, as if it were one of their own – in an amazing style that features stepping rhythms from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jahari Massamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)Pardon My French ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A tremendous collaboration between Madlib and drummer Karriem Riggins – both artists who are great enough on their own, but who really hit some new territory in this funky instrumental project! Riggins plays live drums, and Madlib throws in all this other instrumentation that really changes ... read more CD

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Jahari Massamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)Pardon My French ... LP
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A tremendous collaboration between Madlib and drummer Karriem Riggins – both artists who are great enough on their own, but who really hit some new territory in this funky instrumental project! Riggins plays live drums, and Madlib throws in all this other instrumentation that really changes ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Pardon My French ... CD 12.99

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Jake BreaksBreaksy ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 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 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 ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ JohnnyKarl Hector Presents Johnny ... CD
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A whole new side of funky genius for Karl Hector – aka JJ Whitefield, of Poets Of Rhythm fame – a set that takes off from his previous Afro Funk albums with The Macouns, but which has an even more stripped-down vibe overall! The group is just a trio – with Ebo Taylor's son Henry, ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Karl Hector Presents Johnny ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ JohnnyKarl Hector Presents Johnny ... LP
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 26.98
A whole new side of funky genius for Karl Hector – aka JJ Whitefield, of Poets Of Rhythm fame – a set that takes off from his previous Afro Funk albums with The Macouns, but which has an even more stripped-down vibe overall! The group is just a trio – with Ebo Taylor's son Henry, ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Karl Hector Presents Johnny ... CD 14.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD
Also available American Love Call ... LP 18.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
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!)
Also available American Love Call ... CD 12.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate Space ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
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 CD
Also available Private Space ... LP 18.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate Space ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 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
Also available Private Space ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Rodney JonesSoul Manifesto ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A feisty bit of jazz funk with a classic edge, great solo work from guitarist Rodney Jones – very much in the vein of some of the recent jamband titles on Blue Note. The group's a no-nonsense one with a lineup that includes Lonnie Smith on organ, Idris Muhammad on drums, Maceo Parker on alto ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want ... CD
Daptone, 2014. Used ... $6.99
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 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-KingsI Learned The Hard Way ... CD
Daptone, 2010. Used ... $4.99
The fourth album from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – solidifying what we learned pretty early on from the indomitable soul spirit that is Sharon and her impeccable combo the Dap-Kings – it's that this is not some retro soul revival novelty act, what they are is the greatest active ... read more CD

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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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Stimulator JonesLa Mano ... LP
Mutual Intentions, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 27.99
A nice little record – one without much information on the over, but a wealth of jazzy sounds inside! Stimulator Jones play jazz funk, but they're not entirely a jazz group – as the approach here is more varied, and the tunes change in style and length – almost making the whole ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... (Brazil, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ KatalystNine Lives ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 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 32.99

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✨✧ KatalystNine Lives ... LP
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 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 18.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinBarn Breaks Vol 3 ... 7-inch
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 8.99
Khruangbin went out in the barn, and came up with some breaks – music that's every bit as funky as their own live instrumental recordings, but with a bit more beats and some nice hip hop production too! The vibe is a bit like their mysterious series of remix singles issued during 2021 – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Also comes with bonus beat stickers, which can really help you pull out the best beats when spinning the record on a turntable!)

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✨✧ KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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 CD

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✨✧ KhruangbinHasta El Cielo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more CD
Also available Hasta El Cielo (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinHasta El Cielo (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch of dub mixes by Scientist!)
Also available Hasta El Cielo ... CD 14.99

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KhruangbinLive At Lincoln Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Night Time Stories/Beat (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live set from this very funky trio – recorded in our home city of Chicago, but with an appeal that's pretty darn universal! The sound here is maybe even more lean than some of the studio work we've heard from Khruangbin – lots of interplay between the basslines and guitar, over ... read more CD

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✨✧ KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun EP ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KieferWhen There's Love Around ... CD
Stones Throw, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
Kiefer's a musician who just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – a keyboardist who's moving more and more into jazz-based territory as time goes on – and past the more hip hop oriented material of his earlier work! There's still a love of shimmering production and ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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KokoloSabroso (main, White Mike rmx)/Mama Don't Want No Gun (Beatfanatic rework) ... 12-inch
Freestyle (UK), 2005. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Kokolo pick up a bit more of a Latin groove than usual – mixing it in with their fierce Afro Funk riffing, and making for a very sweet little tune! The track burns and bubbles with the best of both cultures – a highly rhythmic number with some Spanish language lyrics – and a few ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Yann Kornowicz & Dan AmozigVideoclub ... LP
Beatsqueeze (France), 2021. New Copy ... $25.99 26.99
A record that wears its influence strongly on the cover – a set that's a nod back to the great film themes of years past – and very particularly, the moment in which the only way to access classic 70s action films was through the world of VHS tape rental! That mixing of eras is maybe a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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KutimanKutiman ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2007. Used ... $8.99
Fuzzy, funky work from Kutiman – his first full length album, issued after a great run of earlier singles! The set's got a really great mix of modes – bits of Afro Funk, American Soul, and some more contemporary, trippier touches – all filtered together nicely with that sharp-edge ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more CD
Also available I Told You So ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... LP
Colemine, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available I Told You So ... CD 11.99

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... read more CD
Also available Live At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP 20.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 27.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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LionsThis Generation (7 X 7" box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2013. Near Mint- 7 x 7 Inch ... $19.99
Dubby funk with plenty of Jamaican undertones, but not exactly a reggae set – and instead the sort of wonderful criss-crossing of modes we've come to expect from The Lions! The group definitely owes a lot to the sound of 60s and 70s Kingston – yet their approach is different, too ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Liquid SoulLost Soul Vol 1 ... CD
Soul What, Late 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 15.00
Rare work from this hip Chicago collective of the 90s – an ever-shifting lineup of players who got together to mix together jazz, funk, and soul styles together in a regular weekly live gig! The one constant here is saxophonist Mars Williams – who you might also know from his free ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Los SospechosPostales ... LP
Colemine, 2013. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 26.98
Deep funk, but with a compelling twist – bits of South American styles filtering into the mix from time to time, but in subtle ways that never lose the groove! The album's a soundtrack, but works more like a funk album on its own – and is a great full length follow-up to some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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LuvmenautsLuvmenauts In Space ... LP
Do Right (Canada), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The Luvmenauts may be in space, but they've got a sound that's very firmly grounded on earth – thanks to some tight drums that really bring things back when the keyboards start sounding too spacey! Yet the keys are mighty nice too – a range of instruments and electronics, which are ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Chico MannDouble Life (black & white haze vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 21.98
An unusual project from Chico Mann – one first conceived when he moved to LA, and had the desire to start an Afro Funk band – music penned for that idea, but performed here with the stripped-down style of some of Chico's other work! You can definitely hear how the tunes might sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $1.99
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and a small punch through the barcode.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodDropper ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $1.99
A return to funky grooving for Medeski, Martin, & Wood – and a slamming set that really captures the energy of the group in performance! The trio move effortlessly through tight Hammond grooving and off-beat jazzy piano work, riffing hard in the jam-band mode that's made them a huge ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout through digipack case.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodNotes From The Underground ... CD
Accurate, 1991/2007. Used ... $4.99
Early work from Medeski, Martin & Wood – on a more profoundly jazzy tip with bigger arrangements than some of the more electric jazz/funk influenced grooves they became better known for spinning – but still with enough rubbery funk laced within the groove to know just who's at work ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodRadiolarians III ... CD
Indirecto, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $4.99
John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums and paecussion, and Chris Wood on bass. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodShack Man ... CD
Ryko/Gramavision, 1996. Used ... $3.99
More great grooves by this incredible band with a real talent for mixing jazz funk organ with a much freer sensibility – hitting a range of influences that run the gamut from Jimmy Smith to Larry Young, and blending them into something all their own. Titles include "Spy Kiss", ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, BMG music club pressing.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodUninvisible ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A return to slightly funky work for MMW – lots of organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other groovy keyboards from John Medeski driving the set, backed by some excellent rhythm work by Billy Martin and Chris Wood. This is probably their most compelling album in years – at least to our ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Menahan Street BandExciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The Menahan Street Band are always pretty exciting to our funk-trained ears – but this time around, there seems to be a little something extra in the mix – a sound that has all these great little strange twists and turns around the edges, while still keeping all the mellow funk of the ... read more CD
Also available Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Menahan Street BandExciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
The Menahan Street Band are always pretty exciting to our funk-trained ears – but this time around, there seems to be a little something extra in the mix – a sound that has all these great little strange twists and turns around the edges, while still keeping all the mellow funk of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited Daptone Authorized Dealer pressing on "vintage green" vinyl – includes download!)
Also available Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band ... CD 12.99

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Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $14.99 16.99
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Misha Panfilov Sound ComboGin Tonic/Horizon ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
The drums start out hard and fast, then cut their speed once this very cool organ part comes in – all weird and spacey, with lots of that really wonderful Misha Panfilov production to make familiar instruments sound mighty weird! "Horizon" is mellower, but in a way that makes all ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Candice Monique & The OpticsIn My Soul ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. Used ... $4.99
A mix of funky storytelling and sharp modern soul from Candice Monique – a singer and poet – backed well by The Optics! The title track kinds things off with a mix of stripped down, but cleanly thumping funky soul and Candice in closer to a spoken word funk chanteuse mode, but she ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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MonophonicsIt's Only Us ... LP
Colemine, 2020. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.99
The Monophonics sound better here than ever before – as if the group's gone through some great mutation that's got them coming across with a richer, more mature sound than we ever might have expected a few years before! Things are still pretty darn funky, but there's also strong currents of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 29.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Mourning A BLKstarReckoning (with bonus download) ... LP
Don Giovanni, 2019. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
A tremendous effort from Mourning A BLKstar – a group who may be on their way to being the voice of a generation – as they work with an unabashed sense of righteous politics, funk, and soul – all taken to a higher plane in the process of creation! Plenty of folks are message-orien ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Mr PresidentOne Night ... LP
Favorite (France), 2020. New Copy ... $29.99 36.99
Maybe the best work so far from Mr President – one of our favorite projects from the tireless French producer Bruno "Patchworks" Hovart! The set begins with a groove that would be right at home on some late 70s funky jazz playlist – kind of Roy Ayers or Kudu Records – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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MushroomSongs of Dissent – Live at At The Make Out Room 8/9/19 ... CD
Alchemikal Artz, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
A glorious celebration of the fuzzy funky magic of Mushroom – a live set recorded in the same place as the group's very first concert 22 years before – with a swirling, headbending sound that shows just how much they've developed over the years! Back in the 90s, Mushroom almost seemed ... (Rock, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2008. Used ... $4.99
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 18.98
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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New MastersoundsBe Yourself (with bonus download) ... LP
King Underground, 2003. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99 29.99
A warm return to funky form for the New Mastersounds – working here in an instant-classic groove that recalls the glory days of the Memphis scene! The group's instrumental sound is supported by some extremely burning work on Hammond – sweet and soulful licks that remind us a lot of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(First time on vinyl! Includes download.)

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New MastersoundsPlug & Play (UK pressing) ... CD
One Note (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
No plug and play here – at least in the "easy as easy can be" way – as The New Mastersounds do everything from the ground up, all with a gritty groove that's been forged over years of hard funky work! This album has the UK combo at the top of their game – working with ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A funky combo from funky drummer Leonard King – both a doctor and a professor, but a very down-to-earth guy when it comes to records like this! The group's a sextet, and work with saxes and guitar to give the music a vibe that's almost vintage R&B at some points, but more creative jazz ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(CDr release.)

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✨✧ Orquesta Akokan16 Rayos (crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Bold rays of sunlight from Orquesta Akokan – a contemporary group, but one who recorded this set in Havana's legendary Egrem Studios – which is part of the very classic vibe throughout! There's plenty of younger Latin combos that have been serving up old school modes in recent years ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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✨✧ Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
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 CD

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Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDog With A Rope ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2010. Used ... $14.99
Will Holland returns to Quantic's Colombian and other points Caribbean inspirations with an excellent album by his Flowering Inferno group – rhythms, moods and aural atmosphere that's mixes the music of the Antilles with neighboring Colombia , as well as vibes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Cuba ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Eddie RobertsRoughneck ... LP
One Note (UK), 2004. Very Good+ 2LP ... $24.99
A solid set of jazzy funk from Eddie Roberts – guitarist for the New Mastersounds – unloading a nice little solo record with more of a jazz centered approach! The drums are nice and funky, and Eddie proves himself a very capable jazzy guitarist on the set. Eddie's backed up nicely by ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wrinkling from water damage near the bottom, with just one small stain. Vinyl is nice.)

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RSLEvery Preston Guild ... CD
Stubs (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $1.99
A much-needed full length set from RSL – a trio who've grabbed plenty of attention with their initial singles, but who sound even better on an extended session! The group's got some instrumentation that's very much after our hearts – Fender Rhodes, organ, and theremin – all used ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Ruby RushtonGideon's Way EP ... LP
22A (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
We're completely in love with the music of Ruby Rushton – and even though this set is only a 4-track EP, it's got a soulful depth that goes beyond so many other groups of this nature! The quartet keep things nice and lean – using Fender Rhodes, flute, trumpet, and drums in a way that ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Rugged NuggetsOdds & Ends ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
These nuggets are plenty rugged – but they've also got a sharpness that marks the group as one of the most inventive funk acts to emerge in recent years – a combo who know that sometimes you can do more with a lot less – which in this case includes a focus on spare but well-crafted ... read more CD

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Alice RussellTo Dust ... LP
Tru Thoughts/Differ-Ant (UK), 2013. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 25.99
Dusty grooves from Alice Russell – a set that's steeped in heavy soul influences all the way through – from her great vocals on the top, to the tight instrumentation in the middle, to all the heavy drums that keep things kicking on the bottom! The album may well be Russell's tightest ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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SentimentsShe Won't Be Gone Long (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Transistor Sound, 2018. Near Mint- ... $11.99
Contemporary sweet soul from The Sentiments – a great little tune that builds in a laidback mellow groove – almost with an east coast 70s vibe – and topped with these excellent Delfonics-styled vocals! The song's got a nice punch at the bottom, but still keeps things cool – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SetentaMateria Negra ... CD
Latin Big Note (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Excellent work from Setenta – a Parisian combo who work with a great blend of Latin roots and funk – served up with lots of percussion at the core, topped with Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from jazz genius Florian Pellissier! The acoustic percussion and electric keys are perfectly ... read more CD

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✨✧ Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Funky Afro Soul from Oz – the brilliant full length debut of Shaolin Afronauts! Flight Of The Ancients blasts off from the bedrock of 70s West Africa and Ethio funk influences, but their one of the rare few combos who pull it off without it feeling like a retread of past glories. Part of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 1 (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Slum Village & Abstract OrchestraFantastic 2020 Vol 2 (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ne'Astra, 2020. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
Slum Village teams up with the hip hop-reared jazz funk collective Abstract Orchestra for this worthy revisit/live band rework of the legendary Fantastic Vol 2 – a soulful Detroit hip hop classic and a vital piece of the late great J Dilla's legacy! A few cuts have prominent vocals, others ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Gizelle SmithRevealing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Gizelle Smith changes things up here nicely – moving past her roots as a deep funk singer with the Mighty Mocambos, and maybe growing into a more fully-formed role as a classic 70s-styled soul artist! The backings are funky, rich, and full – shifting in mood and complexity, at a level ... read more CD
Also available Revealing ... LP 24.99

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Gizelle SmithRevealing ... LP
Jalepeno (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99 29.99
Gizelle Smith changes things up here nicely – moving past her roots as a deep funk singer with the Mighty Mocambos, and maybe growing into a more fully-formed role as a classic 70s-styled soul artist! The backings are funky, rich, and full – shifting in mood and complexity, at a level ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Revealing ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Melvin SparksI'm A Gittar Player ... CD
Cannonball, 1997. Used ... $8.99
Includes the songs "Mr. Texan", "Balcony", "Jiggy", "Boogie Street", "I'm A 'Gittar' Player", "Sparkling", "Taste The Flavor", " All Day, All Night", and "Get Down Tonite". (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, includes tiny "cannonball!")

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SpeedometerSoul Groovin' ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $6.99
Heavy funk from Speedometer – one of the coolest combos cooking in the contemporary deep funk underground! The album offers a great chance to hear the group live – playing with a sound that's every bit as sharp as on their studio records, with an edge that's even grittier – proof ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sugarman ThreePure Cane Sugar ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The greatest album to date from Sugarman 3 – one of the funkiest combos of the past 50 years! The group's organ/sax sound has never sounded so great – and it's pumped up even further here from some added guest instrumentation, including drums from Bernard Purdie, plus vocals on a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleBuild Bridges ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are tighter than ever, and have really perfected a trademark sound – a style that's got the breaking drums of a vintage funky 45, the moody horns of an Ethio funk group, and the kind of organ and keyboard lines that would be right at home on a vintage album by The ... read more CD

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonFinal Floor ... CD
Wide Hive, 2021. Used ... $5.99
We certainly hope this isn't the final floor for Throttle Elevator Music, as we've always enjoyed the many sounds the group has given us over the years – styles served up here on a record that's almost a testament to the collaborative growth of the ensemble over the past decade or so, as the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)
Also available Final Floor ... LP 12.99

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonFinal Floor ... LP
Wide Hive, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
We certainly hope this isn't the final floor for Throttle Elevator Music, as we've always enjoyed the many sounds the group has given us over the years – styles served up here on a record that's almost a testament to the collaborative growth of the ensemble over the past decade or so, as the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition!)
Also available Final Floor ... CD 5.99

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Throttle Elevator Music feat Kamasi WashingtonRetrorespective ... CD
Wide Hive, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
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 CD

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Vaudou GameNoussin ... CD
Hot Casa (France), 2021. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A sweet little album from Vaudou Game – a set that's got a leaner feel than some of their previous records, but in a way that also makes the whole thing funkier too! The group's a quartet this time around, and working with lots of guitar riffs and bass from lead singer Peter Solo – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Nick WaterhousePromenade Blue ... CD
Innovative Leisure, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Nick Waterhouse has always had a commitment to classic-styled sounds in his music – and here, he seems to hit that mark even more than before – recording in Memphis with a nicely deep tone that blends together vintage elements of soul and pop, served up with these rich backings that ... read more CD

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Whatitdo Archive GroupBlack Stone Affair ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A set that pretends to be a vintage soundtrack – but one that we can completely forgive for its gimmick, given that the music is so great! This isn't the first time that a contemporary funk group has tried to pass off its music as coming from a rare cinematic source – but the Whatitdo ... read more CD
Also available Black Stone Affair ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ Whatitdo Archive GroupBlack Stone Affair ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
A set that pretends to be a vintage soundtrack – but one that we can completely forgive for its gimmick, given that the music is so great! This isn't the first time that a contemporary funk group has tried to pass off its music as coming from a rare cinematic source – but the Whatitdo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Stone Affair ... CD 13.99

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Whitefield BrothersIn The Raw ... CD
Soul Fire/Now Again, 2002. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Whomp! These guys bring it all down on the beat – hitting harder than Cassius Clay at the Rome Olympics in '60, packing bass, guitar, and drums into one funky punch – pounding out a hard heavy groove all the way through their entire debut LP! Of course, these guys have the talent to ... read more CD

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✨✧ Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailI Am What I Am (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. Used ... $16.99
The legendary Marva Whitney's never sounded better – thanks to some incredible backings by Osaka Monaurail – the current funk combo who return Marva's vocals to the greatness of her years with James Brown! The sound here is lean and mean – that razor-sharp approach to funky soul ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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WRD (Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Dietch)Hit ... CD
Color Red, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99 10.99
An all-star combo, coming together here with a lean, wonderful sound – just the Hammond of Robert Walter, guitar of Eddie Roberts, and drums of Adam Dietch – only three instruments, but more than enough to send the whole thing over the top! It might be the drums, but Roberts and Walter ... read more CD
Also available Hit (white blood splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP 26.99

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WRD (Robert Walter/Eddie Roberts/Adam Dietch)Hit (white blood splatter vinyl pressing) ... LP
Color Red, 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 29.98
An all-star combo, coming together here with a lean, wonderful sound – just the Hammond of Robert Walter, guitar of Eddie Roberts, and drums of Adam Dietch – only three instruments, but more than enough to send the whole thing over the top! It might be the drums, but Roberts and Walter ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Hit ... CD 9.99

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Yesterdays New QuintetSound Directions – The Funky Side Of Life ... CD
Stones Throw, 2005. Used ... $8.99
A fresh serving of genius from Madlib – served up here in yet another manifestation of the Yesterday's New Quintet combo! Sound Directions have a groove that's quite similar to YNQ, but which focuses a bit more on the skittish percussion of Otis Jackson and "Sloppy" Joe Johnson ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Young Gun Silver FoxCanyons ... CD
Candelion/Karma Chief, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Young Gun Silver Fox sound better here than ever before – really hitting that well-crafted approach to 70s AOR that they do so well – so much so, we had to do a double-take and make sure this wasn't some album on ABC or Epic from back in the day! Instrumentation is nice and lean – ... read more CD
Also available Canyons (opaque red vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Young Gun Silver FoxCanyons (opaque red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Candelion/Karma Chief, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Young Gun Silver Fox sound better here than ever before – really hitting that well-crafted approach to 70s AOR that they do so well – so much so, we had to do a double-take and make sure this wasn't some album on ABC or Epic from back in the day! Instrumentation is nice and lean – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited edition red vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Canyons ... CD 11.99

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Adrian YoungeAmerican Negro ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
The most political album we've ever heard from Adrian Younge – a set that stands as a much stronger, much more individual message than anything he's ever given us before! All Adrian's previous instrumental elements are in the mix – heavy funk, with a special soundtrack sort of twist ... read more CD
(Trifold digipak with booklet!)
Also available American Negro ... LP 39.99

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Adrian YoungeAmerican Negro ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $39.99 41.99
The most political album we've ever heard from Adrian Younge – a set that stands as a much stronger, much more individual message than anything he's ever given us before! All Adrian's previous instrumental elements are in the mix – heavy funk, with a special soundtrack sort of twist ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available American Negro ... CD 18.99
 
 



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