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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 5 – 1967 to 1968 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1967/1968. New Copy 2CD ... $49.99
Think you know the sound of Atlantic Records in the 60s? Think again – because this stunning series opens the vault to a huge amount of rare treasures from the legendary label! The package is amazing – and offers up rare tracks that were mostly only issued by Atlantic on singles ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousAbstract Funk Theory Compiled by Circulation – Tech House, Electro, & Deep House Grooves ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 2002. Used ... $5.99
11 tracks compiled by Circulation for the popular Abstract Funk Theory series – a mix of modern dancefloor groovers with lots of electronic house and a few deeper touches! Titles include "Evaluation" by Voice Stealer, "Nitedrive" by The Ron Honey Experience, "Televise ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAce Records Sampler Vol 2 – Doo Wop & Rock N Roll ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $2.99
Not your usual set of oldies – because in the hands of Ace Records, "rock n roll" and "doo wop" become completely new terms! The package goes way beyond simple hits and famous numbers – and offers up a great batch of unusual tunes from the less-known end of the ... read more CD

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VariousAin't It Funky Now! – Flat Out Funk From The Jazz Brotherhood ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, ... read more CD

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VariousAOR City Seasons (4CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $42.99
A huge batch of classic AOR – 4CDs, and 75 tracks – more than enough to sail a whole fleet of yachts! The approach here is pretty cool – each CD features tunes chosen for a specific season – spring, summer, autumn, and winter – a nice variation amidst the tightly-craft ... read more CD

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VariousAshford & Simpson Songbook ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Ashford & Simpson recorded plenty of great work on their own, but they were also a tremendous pair of songwriters – and had a way of penning can't-miss work that sounded great in just about anyone's hands! This collection is great testament to that fact – as it starts with gems the ... read more CD

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VariousBad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records ... CD
Timmion/Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Fantastic soul tracks from a label we've been loving right from the start – the long-running Timmion Records – a Finnish imprint with an amazing ear for vintage sounds and funky grooves! We know what you're thinking – Finland is a very unlikely source for great soul music – ... read more CD
Also available Bad Education Vol 1 – Soul Hits Of Timmion Records (white vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 18.99

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VariousBadmeaningood Vol 3 – Compiled By Peanut Butter Wolf ... CD
Ultimate Dilemma, 1970s/1980s/2003. Used ... $11.99
We can't think of a better title for this excellent compilation from Peanut Butter Wolf. The Badmeaningood series is a personal hip hop chronicle from the compiler, and as you'd expect from PBW, the definition here is taking somewhat less than literally, though there's no shortage of back in the ... read more CD
(Out of print, digipack has some wear.)

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✨✧ VariousBig Fun In The Big Town – Music That Inspired The Film – 1986 Hip Hop Classics ... CD
Five Day Weekend, Mid 80s. Used ... $5.99
Classics from the mid 80s east coast hip hop master class – BDP, Just-Ice, T La Rock, Skinny Boys, Tricky Tee and Mantronix – benchmark singles, circa '86! This compilation was put together by Five Day Weekend as a soundtrack inspired by Big Fun In The Big Town – the little seen ... (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBlack Gold – Samples, Breaks, & Rare Groove From The Chess Records Archives ... CD
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
Incredible sounds from the Chess Records catalog – not the blues that you might know the label for, but a huge range of funk, soul, and jazz tracks from the headiest years of the 60s and 70s – a time when the Chicago scene was really turning out some incredible musical hybrids! As you'd ... read more CD

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VariousBlue Bossa – Cool Cuts From The Tropics ... CD
Blue Note, 1991. Used ... $9.99
Despite the "from the tropics" claim in the title, this comp, unlike the Blue Brazil volumes, features mostly stuff from the catalog of Blue Note US, and it's mostly Brazilian or bossa tracks played by some of the label's greatest artists – a mixture of hard bop and soul jazz tunes, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBlue Break Beats 3 ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A really wonderful collection of grooves that first came to light in the 90s – one that had the Blue Note label digging back in their catalog and completely re-thinking their approach to reissues – given the new popularity of jazz in the hip hop sample world! As you'd guess from the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBody Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
A great set that moves towards the farther reaches of the Caribbean scene in the 80s – music that's much more underground than some of the bigger soca and tropical hits of the time! As you might expect from the Soundway label, the work here is a very unusual, very well-done presentation of a ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Body Beat – Soca Dub & Electronic Calypso 1979 to 1998 (3LP set) ... LP 32.99

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VariousBollywood Funk – 15 Funk-Fueled Grooves From The Bollywood Classics ... CD
Outcaste (UK), 1970s. Used ... $7.99
Funky tracks from Indian films! The collection's the best so far of similar sets on the market – like Doob Doob O Rama or Bombay The Hard Way – and the tracks are really really funky, not just novelties from an out of the way source. The liner notes are a bit scarce, but we can ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBoombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
Great cuts from the old school – pulled together from the earliest days of hip hop – at a time when the boundary lines in the music weren't so fully formed! These days, the difference between hip hop and club cuts is huge – but back in the South Bronx scene at the start, there ... read more CD
Also available Boombox – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap 1979 to 1982 ... LP 34.99

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VariousBrazil USA 70 – Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Fantastic grooves from the 70s – tracks that are part of a great second wave of Brazilian music to hit our shores, then take off in a whole new direction! The US was no stranger to Brazilian sounds in the 60s – given the popularity of bossa nova and a few other styles – but as ... (Brazil, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Brazil USA 70 – Brazilian Music In The USA In The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP 28.99

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✨✧ VariousBridge Into The New Age – Funky Afro-Centric Spiritual Sounds From Jazz's Forgotten Decade ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Beautifully spiritual jazz from the post-Coltrane generation – a wealth of righteous grooves from the early 70s – brought together in one mighty collection! If you dig the work of Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, and other giants on Impulse Records, this is a great way to dig even ... read more CD

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VariousBrunswick & Dakar 12 Inch Singles Collection Vol 3 ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Wonderful work from the later years of Brunswick Records – a time when the company briefly re-emerged as a surprising force on the hipper dancefloors of the time – thanks to a great run of funky club, soulful disco, and seminal boogie tracks! Brunswick didn't issue many albums at the ... read more CD

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VariousBrunswick Revisit – Selected By Tatsuo Sunaga ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A host of great soul cuts from Brunswick Records – all pulled together by Sunaga T! Sunaga has one of the grooviest, most joyous styles of all the Japanese DJs we can think of – and he really brings that approach into play here with some wonderful numbers from Brunswick – most of ... read more CD

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VariousBrunswick Singles Collection – Brothers Of Soul ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Majestic male soul from Brunswick Records – the label who recorded some of the best material ever from singers like Gene Chandler and Jackie Wilson, and who also gave lots of other singers a great shot too! This set moves way past obvious Brunswick hits, and includes loads of lesser-known ... read more CD

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VariousChrome Children (CD & DVD) ... CD
Stones Throw, 2006. Used CD & DVD ... Just Sold Out!
We weren't certain whether this dope little compilation qualified as a soundtrack or not, but we are certain it might as well be considered THE soundtrack to the first half of the oughties, with the cream of the Stones Throw stable lacing this collabo with the Adult Swim network with pure niceness ... (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCity Soul – Futures – Today's Soul, AOR, & Blue Eyed Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2018. Used ... $19.99
A fantastic little set that looks at the huge wave of top-shelf AOR material recorded in recent years – part of a huge global re-awakening to the charms of the genre – often with results that are even groovier than the classic records of the 70s! One of the compelling things here is ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousCold War On The Rocks – Disco & Electronic Music From Finland 1980 to 1991 ... CD
Svart (Finland), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $14.99
Finland's been giving us some great funk and soul sounds in recent years, but that legacy stretches back much longer than we might have guessed – to a point that includes all these groovy disco and electronic dance tracks from the 80s! The set's a follow-up to the Satan In Love compilation, ... read more CD

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VariousDaisy Age ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A fantastic collection of work from a real golden age in hip hop – a period that you'll probably guess from the image of the Native Tongues posse on the front – served up here in a compilation that brings together classics from De La Soul, The Jungle Brothers, Monie Love, and many ... (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDays Of Delight – Dynamic (Yakudo) ... CD
Days Of Delight/Universal (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
Soaring, searing spiritual jazz from the Japanese scene of the 70s – most of it pulled from the catalog of the East Wind label, an imprint that was really letting some of the younger musicians open up and do their thing! Japanese jazz had come very far forward in the 60s – but during ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDays Of Delight – Resonance (Kyoshin) ... CD
Days Of Delight/Sony (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A really special slice of Japanese jazz from the 70s – tracks from the sorts of records that make that scene so different than any others we can think of – especially in the way the musicians evolved familiar styles into personal grooves of their own! Instrumentation varies with each ... read more CD

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VariousDe-Lite Dance Delights – Mixed By DJ Spinna ... CD
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
DJ Spinna takes on the catalog of the mighty De-Lite Records – pulling together key cuts from the label's second chapter, to create a non-stop mix of soulful club music that runs for nearly 80 minutes in length! Most of the music here follows in the best club traditions of Kool & The ... read more CD

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VariousDe-Liteful & Soulful – Mellow Mover ... CD
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A really rare side of the legendary De-Lite Records – served up here in a range of obscure 45s before the company exploded into bigger fame with the success of Kool & The Gang! The work here puts De-Lite right on the same level as important indies on the east coast at the turn of the 70s ... read more CD

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VariousDestination Crampsville – The Finest In Demented Rock & Roll, Rabid Rockabilly, & JD Pop ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
We're always happy to take a trip to Crampsville – as the journey means that we not only get to live within the world of Lux Interior and Poison Ivy, we also get to discover a huge amount of obscure singles from the glory days of the indie 45! The Cramps built their music on building blocks ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDestination Moon – 50 Years – First Man On The Moon ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
Rocket to the moon on a whole host of vintage tunes with a lunar theme – a great mix of music that runs the gamut from rocking instrumentals, to jazzy vocals, to some very cool space age pop numbers! The package is one of the most inventive we've ever seen in this nature – way ... read more CD

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VariousDeutsche Elektronische Musik 3 – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1971 to 1981 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
A totally great look at the explosion of electronic sounds in German music during the 70s – a set that goes way past more familiar Krautrock territory, to bring together elements from the artier side of the spectrum too, and even run up to some of the first great moments of the German new ... read more CD

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VariousDick Bartley Presents One Hit Wonders Of The 60s Vol 2 ... CD
Rhino, Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Music from the Hombres, Crazy Elephant, Robert Knight, Merrilee & the Turnabouts, the Fifth Estate, the Neon Philharmonic, Soul Survivors, the Wildweeds, Mercy, Derek & more. CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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VariousDisco Connection – Authentic Classic Disco 1976-1981 ... CD
WEA (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Rare disco from Warner and Atlantic – a really great set of tunes that steps past the average disco compilation! Both Warner and Atlantic were some of the better labels on the disco scene in the 70s – as their years in soul music gave them an understanding for the stronger tunes for ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDisco Demands Vol 6 ... CD
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.99
Classic cuts, made even better by the magic hands of Al Kent – a mixing talent we've trusted for years, and one with an uncanny knack for making the same kind of special sounds you'd hear on a rare club edit from back in the day! These tracks aren't remixed, or bogged down with new musical ... read more CD
Also available Disco Demands Vol 6 – All New Disco Edits By DJ Al Kent (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousDisco Giants 9 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), 1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Not classic disco – but a wealth of 80s soul – packed into a double-length set that's overflowing with R&B gems from the years beyond disco! Most tunes are still pretty clubby – not in an underground way, but with some of the styles of the more important soul modes of the ... read more CD

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VariousDisco Kandi 5.02 – A Glittering Selection Of The Sexiest Disco House & Uplifting US Garage ... CD
Hed Kandi (UK), 2002. Used 2CD ... $9.99
The Hed Kandi folks certainly know how to pick 'em – and have come up with a huge batch of great recent club tracks – many from US origin, pulled from small labels, hard to find singles, and often featuring great remixes! The set's got 24 tracks in all – unmixed, and on 2 CDs ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDisco Soul Gold – The Nigel Lowis Mixes – 16 Modern Disco Soul Gems ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $16.99
The glory of disco is alive and well – thanks to a host of contemporary club talents who really help the music find a new groove in the 21st Century! The title and cover might make you expect a collection of tracks from years back – but the work here is all recent, and brings together ... read more CD

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VariousDisco With A Feeling – An Introduction To The Heart & Soul Of Independent Disco ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A set that really lives up to its title – as all these rare tracks really have a special sort of feeling – a warm spirit and positive energy that's way different than you might expect from the title! In fact, it's probably not even fair to call this work disco at all – as most of ... read more CD

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VariousDIW – Disk In The World – Compiled By Jun Numata ... CD
DIW (Japan), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $29.99
The cover looks a bit punk rock, but the music here is all jazz – pulled from the great catalog of DIW Records – the groundbreaking imprint of Japan's Disk Union record stores! Back at the end of the 80s, the company really started to put its money where its heart was – and ... (Jazz, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDIW – Disk In The World – Compiled By Jun Numata ... CD
DIW (Japan), Late 80s/Early 90s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The cover looks a bit punk rock, but the music here is all jazz – pulled from the great catalog of DIW Records – the groundbreaking imprint of Japan's Disk Union record stores! Back at the end of the 80s, the company really started to put its money where its heart was – and ... (Jazz, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available DIW – Disk In The World – Compiled By Jun Numata ... CD 29.99

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VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland Vol 2 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 16.99
A soaring batch of disco gems, club cuts, and undiscovered nuggets – all pulled together to make a set that's even better than the first entry in this Disco Wonderland series! DJ Andy Smith and associates bring together a great array of fresh tracks from back in the day – not massive ... read more CD
Also available DJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland Vol 2 (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $2.99
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the ... read more CD

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VariousDJ Kicks – Kruder & Dorfmeister ... CD
Studio K7 (Germany), 2000. Used ... $3.99
In the spirit of this popular series, Kruder & Dorfmeister remix some of the tastiest modern grooves from hip labels like Ninja Tune, Moving Shadow, Compost, and Cup Of Tea. The pair add in a nice heavy sound, giving the tunes a bit more soul than usual, thanks to a wonderful sensitivity for a ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousDJ Muro King Of Diggin' – Diggin' OST ... CD
Octave (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $19.99
Funky Japanese soundtracks galore – served up by the legendary DJ Muro! Muro's a name we can really trust for mixes of rare American funk and soul – but this time around, he turns his talents towards his homeland, and comes up with an incredible blend of rare Japanese grooves pulled ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousDJ Spinna Presents The Boogie Back – Post Disco Club Jams ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Killer cuts from the crates – all collected together by DJ Spinna, with a special focus on the sorts of gems that were bubbling under in the early 80s underground! There's definitely a lot of the boogie promised in the title, but there's also some old school hip hop and straighter soul too ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDoing Our Thing – More Soul From Jamdown 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Cree (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.98
A long-overdue second volume of the Soul From Jamdown series – issued 15 years after the first one, and maybe even more incredible overall! As before, the focus here is on Jamaican music that draws very direct inspiration from American soul – sometimes as cover versions of famous ... read more CD

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VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The ... read more CD
(A great 2CD package – a mini-hardcover book like package – with 44 pages of notes and photos!)

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A fantastic collection of Ethiopian funk – rare singles from the late 60s and early 70s – all brought together as an amazing illustration of a time when the scene was really on fire! The music here has this incredible resonance between ancient and modern – local and global – ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP 24.99

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VariousFat & Funky – 45 Kings Part 2 ... CD
Fat City (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $14.99
One of the gutsiest funky 45 compilations we've heard in a while – with a sound that's different than most of the deep funk sets on the market! This one takes a few chances, and heads towards territory that's not strictly hard funk – and which also features some tunes that are more in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFlying Dutchman Anthology ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Soul Brother (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Funky soul, righteous jazz, and hip production made the Flying Dutchman label one of the greatest imprints of the early 70s! The label was the brainchild of producer Bob Thiele, and was a post-60s project to bring together unheard voices in African American culture – recording heavily in a ... read more CD

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VariousFree Soul – The Treasure Of Malaco ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A totally wonderful collection of work from Malaco Records – an imprint that's best known for its southern soul, blues, and gospel recordings – but one that's also got a fair bit of modern soul in its catalog as well! In fact, Malaco was really instrumental in helping move forward the ... read more CD

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VariousFreedom Jazz Dance ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2004. New Copy ... $11.99
A tremendous collection of modern jazzy groups – featuring unreleased material by Schema Records legends Nicola Conte and Gerardo Frisina, plus some of the best bits from the European underground! The set does a great job of collecting "bubbling under" tracks that have been ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousFreedom Jazz Dance – Book 3 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2006. New Copy ... $11.99
The sound of jazz in the 21st Century – a bold new wave of acosutic expression and soulful improvisation – served up here in an amazing assortment that features a few previously unreleased tunes! As with other volumes in this Schema series, the focus here is on the strong return to ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky female soul galore – a killer set of rare tunes that's one of the best sets of this type we've ever stocked! The SuperFunk crew at BGP have gone through the rich array of labels handled by the company – pulling out some massive tunes that really push our understanding of female ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousGreg Belson's Divine Disco – American Gospel Disco 1974 to 1984 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Think disco sounds only hit the dancefloors in the 70s? Think again – because this killer collection brings back a whole host of club-sounding gospel tunes from the time – proving once again that soul and gospel records have always gone hand in hand over the years! The vibe isn't ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)

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VariousGreg Belson's Divine Disco Vol 2 – Obscure Gospel Disco 1979 to 1987 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A pretty fantastic selection of rare disco tracks from the American underground – all of them infused with a spiritual message, but served up with grooves that go head to head with some of the best underground club of the time! The mix of positive energy and upbeat grooves is wonderful ... read more CD
Also available Greg Belson's Divine Disco Vol 2 – Obscure Gospel Disco 1979 to 1987 ... LP 25.99

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VariousGroove Jammy 2 – Mocean Worker Digs Into The 32 Records Vault For Some More Great Funk Classics ... CD
32 Jazz, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Catalyst, Les McCann, Joao Donato, Grant Green, Carlos Garnett, Eddie Jefferson & ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGroove Of ESSR – Funk, Disco, & Jazz From Soviet Estonia ... CD
Funk Embassy (Estonia), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A really ear-opening compilation – one that brings together an insane range of music from Estonia – one of the smaller of the Soviet-era Eastern Bloc nations – and a surprising hotbed of groovy activity! The tunes here are definitely in the funk, disco, and jazz modes promised by ... read more CD

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VariousHammond Heroes – 60s R&B Organ Grooves ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99 24.99
A great collection of 60s Hammond organ groovers – and from sources you might not normally expect! Given the fame of jazz players on the instrument – like Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff – it's easy to forget how many rock and roll groups were also playing the Hammond in the 60s ... read more CD

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VariousHistory Of House Music Vol 1 – Chicago Classics ... CD
Cold Front, 1980s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Marshall Jefferson, Farley "Jackmaster" Funk & Jesse Saunders, J.M. Silk, Liz Torres, Ten City, LNR, Ce Ce Rogers, Fingers Inc & Screamin' Rachael. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHorn Rock & Funky Guitar Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Funky sounds from a time when jazz and rock music instrumentation collided – and came up with a bastard child that was unfortunately named "jazz rock", and which kept some folks away from some surprisingly groovy records back in the day! Don't let that moniker get you down – ... read more CD
Also available Horn Rock & Funky Guitar Grooves 1968 to 1974 ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousHustle – Reggae Disco – Kingston London New York ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1980s. Used ... $9.99
Get ready to jam!! Soul Jazz drops another fat reggae bomb, ripe for your summer block party – eight hot, hot Jamaican versions of massive classics that burned up the discotheques and clubs in the late 70s and early 80s. The four on the floor pulse has been replaced with a syncopated island ... (Reggae, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print earlier pressing.)

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VariousIf You're Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics, & Spirituality In Jazz 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who ... read more CD

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VariousIn The Red Vols 1 & 2 – A Selection Of Rare & Hidden Britfunk Gems ... CD
Chuwanaga (France), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Rare grooves from the British scene at the start of the 80s – catchy soul-based club tunes, served up in the same generation as Level 42 and Shakatak, but a lot more obscure overall! The music here has the UK artists really hitting their stride – no longer just copying American soul ... read more CD

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VariousIn Yo' Face – The History Of Funk Vol 5 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Sly & The Family Stone, Con Funk Shun, Parliament, George Duke, Fatback, Brides Of Funkenstein, the Bar Kays, Chuck Brown & The Soul Searchers, the Gap Band, Bernie Worrell, Ohio Players & more. CD
(Out of print, slight crease through traycard artwork.)

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VariousIsley Brothers – Taken To The Next Phase (Reconstructions) ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... $1.99
The Isley Brothers get taken to the next level – as a variety of underground artists rework their classics for the 21st Century! The Isleys themselves have been enjoying plenty of new fame recently, making it the perfect time to trip back and discover their gems from the 70s – and this ... read more CD
(Tray card has a small cutout hole.)

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✨✧ VariousIt Came From Memphis ... CD
Upstart, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousItalian Girls Like Ear-Catching Melodies ... CD
Dagored (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Despite the cloying title of this one, the set's a very sweet collection of Italian 70's themes with a groovy sexy sound to them. There's perhaps more of a camp feel than usual (if you can believe that!), with sounds that have a bit of a Barbarella-ish feel, or sort of a Euro b-grade erotic ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJ Jazz 2 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1983 (with bonus track) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 18.99
An incredible trip through the 70s Japanese jazz scene – a second volume of J Jazz that's even bigger and better than the first – with unknown gems from private presses, indie labels, and rarities from the Japanese branches of the major labels, too! Compilers Tony Higgins & Mike ... read more CD
Also available J Jazz 2 – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1983 (3LP set) ... LP 26.99

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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Part 1 of the legendary compilation series of James Brown Productions for his own People Records imprint – with monster tracks by The JBs, Lyn Collins, and Maceo! Now a long-established treasure trove of stone classic funky soul, it's easy to forget that the deeper legacy of the People ... read more CD
(Out of print, disc has light marks but plays fine.)

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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 2 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown productions – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 previously unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, ... read more CD
Also available James Brown's Funky People Part 2 ... LP 26.99

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VariousJazz Dance Classics Vol 2 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. Used ... $16.99
2nd volume in this great series of sweet n funky tracks from the vaults of the Fantasy/Prestige/Riverside labels. As usual, the CD contains a few bonus tracks, to make for a super long set of raw jazz funk grooves that includes "Boogaloo Joe" by Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones, "Shortnin' ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz Toys – An Inspiring Selection Of European Soul, Jazz & Fusion Grooves From The Past ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $0.99
Don't let the title or the bunny on the cover put you off, because there's nothing toy-like about these tunes – and the package is an excellent batch of rare German grooves put together with the same high level as other collections on the Perfect Toy label! Ex-Spinning Wheel mainman Marcus ... read more CD

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VariousKaleidoscopica – Obsessive Psychedelic Funk Beat 70s Italian Music Library ... CD
Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Funky studio grooves from Italy – pulled from one of the few sound library sources that the grooveheads still haven't plundered! The folks at Plastic put this one together with the same sort of funky bent as their legendary Stroboscopica sets – and the handsome packages features 16 ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack cover has a cut corner.)

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✨✧ VariousKenny Dope Presents Randy Muller's Best ... CD
Plaza, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Slamming funky club from the 70s – as Kenny Dope re-presents some of the best tracks ever by Randy Muller – the creative genius behind BT Express, Brass Construction, and Skyy! Back in the day, Randy had a way of laying the horns alongside the bassline that was totally unique – ... read more CD

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from ... read more CD

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VariousKickin Presents Flying Dutchman Pieces – DJ's Choice 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Flying Dutchman/Octave (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99
A mighty sweet collection of grooves from the Flying Dutchman label – that early 70s hotbed of funk, soul, and spiritual jazz! The set features some of the best-remembered gems from the label – plus some nice surprises along the way – all spread out in a double-length set, with ... read more CD

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VariousLA's Unsung – Nimbus West Compilation ... CD
Nimbus, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A very fitting title for a really wonderful compilation – one that features tracks from the catalog of the legendary Nimbus Records label, home to some of the most creative work in the Los Angeles scene at the end of the 70s and beginning of the 80s! Nimbus' main star talent was pianist ... read more CD

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VariousLateNightTales – Matt Helders From The Arctic Monkeys ... CD
Azuli (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
Music from Goblin, Viktor Vaughn, Yamasuki, Zeph & Azeem, Dj Format, Little Barrie, the Black Keys, the Stooges, Johnny & the Hurricanes, Mos Def, Luniz, the Coral & more. CD
(Still sealed with slipcase.)

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VariousLet's Dance Records – Mike Macharello & Duane Thamm Jr – Chicago 1983 to 1985 ... CD
Let's Dance/Still Music, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A cool collection from the earliest years of the Chicago house music scene – a time when the city's grooves were maybe as beholden to the styles from overseas as they were the new vibe going on in the Windy City! Lots of these tracks have heavier beats than basslines, and almost reflect some ... read more CD

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VariousLight Mellow Malaco ... CD
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $26.99
You might know Malaco Records as a hotbed of deep soul during the 70s – but as the decade progressed, the southern label also really opened up to some of the warmer, more sophisticated styles that were brewing up north – all to create a magnificent sort of hybrid that really helped move ... read more CD

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VariousLight Mellow Solar Records – Sound Of Los Angeles Records ... CD
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99
The sound's not entirely mellow – as LA's Solar Records was a label that was pretty dedicated to a groove – but the set does mix in some of the label's great midtempo cuts alongside its better-remembered groovers – all in a great summation of the sound and style that made the ... read more CD
(Part of the Solar Records Original Master Colleciton series!)

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VariousLiquid Sunshine – Easy Listening From The KPM 1000 Series 1970 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
Easy listening, but done the KPM Sound Library way – which means that most of the cuts here have a great undercurrent of funk! Given that KPM often employed the same artists who recorded the style of funky easy featured on the famous Sound Gallery compilations, you can bet that this set's a ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousLive It Up – Bayswater Beat Girls 1964 to 1967 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
Storming groovers from the UK scene of the mid 60s – all gems from that special moment when female British singers were often working with a heavy dose of soul! You'll recognize a few of the names here, and will discover a lot more along the way – and although there have been other ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vols 7 & 8 – Calypso, Palm Wine, Mento, Joropo, Steel, & Stringband/Lord Kitchener In England 1948 to 1962 ... CD
Honest Jons (UK), 1950s. New Copy 2CD ... $24.99
A great double header from Honest Jons – a 2CD set that brings together volumes 7 and 8 of their London Is The Place For Me series! Volume 7 is first – a fascinating look at musical modes in London during the big years of postwar immigration – a time when former residents of the ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousLost Grooves – Rare & Previously Unissued Slices of Funk From The Vaults of Blue Note 1967 to 1970 ... CD
Blue Note, 1995. Used ... $9.99
Now out of print, and a heck of a great little set of rare and unissued tracks from the glory days of the Blue Note funk scene! For most of the 80s and early 90s, Blue Note US used to bad mouth the stuff from this period – but by the mid 90s, demand for the funky stuff from collectors and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLove Is All I Bring – Reggae Hits & Rarities By The Queens Of Trojan ... CD
Trojan (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
The fantastic female side of Trojan Records – the legendary reggae label that formed a key bridge between Kingston and London back in the day – and helped introduce generations to the changing styles of Jamaican music in the 60s and 70s! Trojan's maybe best known for some of its big ... (Reggae, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMainstream Soul Survey – Gonna Have A Good Time ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. Used ... $24.99
Heavy funk and soaring soul from the Mainstream Records family of the mid 70s – a rare batch of tracks that were only ever issued as singles by the label, and by the smaller Brown Dog and IX Chains imprints! Most of the cuts here are right from the middle of the 70s – and are a mix of ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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VariousMainstream Soul Survey – Talk To The Rain ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... $24.99
Harmony soul heaven – a wealth of rare soul singles issued by the Mainstream Records family of labels in the 70s – most of which have never been on CD before! Mainstream's best remembered as a jazz imprint from the period, but they also turned out plenty of great soul too – and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMarcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CDs ... $16.99 19.99
Killer contemporary club from the Lumberjacks In Hell label – a European imprint, but one that owes plenty to the raw sound of the early years of American house! There's a very underground vibe going on here, and most cuts are stark, spare, and straight to the point – the best kind of ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 23 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
A masterpiece of 80s groove – a totally sweet blend of overlooked treasures and classic numbers from the left side of the clubs – all wrapped up together as a mighty nice blend! The set digs a lot deeper than some of the earlier Masterpiece volumes – it has to, given the length ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpieces Of Modern Soul Vol 5 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Stunning soul from the deepest depths of the American underground – upbeat groovers that mix a clubby vibe with deeper vocals – but all without hitting a disco sound at all! Some of these numbers are from the years before Studio 54, but showcase a changing style of soul – more ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMessage From TK – It's A Miami Modern Soul World ... CD
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy ... $22.99
A soulful message from the 70s – served up here on a collection that focuses on a mighty nice side of the TK Records label from back in the day! TK hit big fame with its Miami spin on disco in the mid 70s, but the label also had a great ear for other sorts of soul music too – and here, ... read more CD

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VariousMo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
We really love all the different volumes in the Mod Jazz series from Kent Records – they've been instrumental to our musical education over the years – so we're always happy to have "Mo", especially with a collection this great! The material comes from a number of different ... read more CD

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VariousMod Jazz Rides Again ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Sammy Davis Jr is looking pretty darn hip on the cover – and all the artists inside are sounding pretty darn hip as well – coming together during the glory days of soul jazz, at a time when blues, vocals, and R&B were also criss-crossing into other styles too! There's an upbeat, ... read more CD

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VariousMotown 60th Anniversary Mix – Mixed By DJ Lead ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $22.99
A really joyous celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Motown Records – a long set that features a continuous mix that includes 37 tracks from the full run of the label – most taken relatively straight, but given these cool old-style radio voiceovers as some of the tracks get started! ... read more CD

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VariousMotown Disco – Selected By Muro & T-Groove ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $26.99
A fantastic look at the funkier side of Motown in the 70s – and a collection that's not just straight disco, thanks to the mighty selection talents of DJ Muro and T-Groove! Muro handles all of CD1 – and mixes in some excellent soundtrack numbers with more familiar soul tracks – ... read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 2 – 15 Deep Funk Pearls Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $1.99
A second turn in the Movements series on the Perfect Toy label – some of the most blazingly funky 45s you'll hear – put together by the Tobias Kirmayer of Tramp Records! Once again we're floored by how great all of this stuff sounds – some of the deepest, tightest funk material ... read more CD

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around ... read more CD
 
 



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