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VariousEccentric Soul – The Nickel & Penny Labels ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
A long-overdue collection – and a rich document of one of our favorite sides of the Chicago soul scene! The package is devoted to the tiny Nickel and Penny labels, but it's also equally a set dedicated to legendary radio DJ Richard Pegue – whose work in both mainstream soul and later ... read more CD

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair ... read more CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP 23.99

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... LP
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99 29.98
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Saru Label ... CD 11.99

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VariousEeny Meeny – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 12 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Raw rockers, offbeat groovers, and lots more odd bits from the glory days of the indie single – pulled together here in a package that sounds as sexy as it looks! The Stag-O-Lee label has been giving us some great collections in recent years, and this one's right at the top of their stack ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99 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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VariousErnest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 34.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Ernest Chahoud Presents Taitu – Soul Fueled Stompers From 1960s/1970s Ethiopia ... CD 16.99

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VariousFeelin Right Saturday Night – The Ric & Ron Anthology ... CD
Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
A great look at the legendary Ric & Ron Records label – a key force in the development of New Orleans soul – home to some of the best early productions from the Crescent City! The roster of talent here is really amazing – a host of artists who'd go onto develop the New ... read more CD
Also available Feelin Right Saturday Night – The Ric & Ron Anthology (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP 29.99

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VariousFeelin Right Saturday Night – The Ric & Ron Anthology (2018 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Ric & Ron/Craft, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $29.99
A great look at the legendary Ric & Ron Records label – a key force in the development of New Orleans soul – home to some of the best early productions from the Crescent City! The roster of talent here is really amazing – a host of artists who'd go onto develop the New ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition pressing celebrating the label's 60th anniversary!)
Also available Feelin Right Saturday Night – The Ric & Ron Anthology ... CD 14.99

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VariousFor Discos Only – Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records – 1976 to 1981 (3CD set) ... CD
Fantasy/Craft, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $31.99 35.99
Rare singles from the glory days of the American club music scene – most of which were only issued as promo release – hence the "for discos only" in the title! The package looks at the wealth of material issued by the Fantasy and Vanguard family of labels in the late 70s ... 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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VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
A deeper set of grooves than usual from Tabu Records – not just the label's hits or disco singles, but a well-chosen batch of tracks that fits nicely with the other collections in the Free Soul series! Most numbers here are mellow or midtempo – and they step around with a mix of modern ... read more CD

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VariousFree Spirits Vol 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $9.99
Spiritual soul jazz both old and new – a collection that really gets past the obvious sides of the genre, and brings together a range of unusual work from the 70s onward! The tracks here are a great antidote to the well-traveled territory of labels like Impulse or Strata East Records – ... read more CD

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VariousFrom The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A fantastic trip through the archive with Volcov – even if most of the cuts here are a bit more recent than those that usually get archival status! And yet in a way, many of these cuts almost went to the archives directly – especially in this digital age for modern soul and club, where ... read more CD
Also available From The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... LP 24.99

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VariousFrom The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... LP
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.99
A fantastic trip through the archive with Volcov – even if most of the cuts here are a bit more recent than those that usually get archival status! And yet in a way, many of these cuts almost went to the archives directly – especially in this digital age for modern soul and club, where ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available From The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... CD 16.99

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✨✧ VariousFull Length Funk – The 12" Collection & More ... CD
Mercury, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Original CD pressing, not a CDr.)

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VariousFunkology Vol 2 – Behind The Groove ... CD
Motown, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
10 tracks from Teena Marie, the Commodores, Rick James, Ozone, Dennis Edwards, Diana Ross, Switch, Stevie Wonder & the Dazz Band. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousFunky 16 Corners ... LP
Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 19.99
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFunky Breaks & Sampled Soul ... CD
Music Club (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Famous break tracks abound – in this all-star batch of tracks that includes some of the better known samples from classic years! The tracks here go beyond the ordinary hip hop breaks, and include a number that have been used in more mainstream dance tracks as well – but that doesn't ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousFunky Soul Brother – Everything We Do Gonna Be Funky ... CD
Groove Merchant/Octave (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $28.99
A really great trip through the Groove Merchant catalog of funky jazz from the 70s – one that's served up by a Japanese DJ duo who clearly have a love for the dopest, trippiest, funkiest electric moments of the label! Every cut here is a gem, and the DJs do an especially great job of picking ... read more CD

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VariousGary Crowley's Lost 80s – 63 Rare, Diverse, & Eclectic Tracks 1980 to 1987 (4CD set) ... CD
Edsel (UK), 1980s. New Copy 4CD ... $32.99
Gary Crowley was a young Capitol Radio DJ at the start of the 80s – which gave him a bird's eye view of all the musical changes that were taking place on the London scene of the time! This 4CD package is a great tribute to those years – and features some of Crowley's favorite tracks ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousGet Your Lie Straight – A Galaxy Of Funky Soul ... CD
Galaxy/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly ... read more CD

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VariousGhana Soundz – Afro-beat, Funk & Fusion In 70s Ghana ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $28.99
Excellent stuff – and a much-needed look at the funky 70s scene in Ghana! Much of the Afro Funk that's been revived over the past few years has come from the Nigerian scene – so it's great to hear this set of funky tunes from Ghana, a rich selection of grooves with a slightly harder ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousGotta Have House – Best Of House Music Vol 2 ... LP
Profile, Late 80s. Very Good- 2LP ... $3.99
Includes "The Party" by Kraze, "Day In The Life" by Black Riot, "Love Is The Message" by Maxtrack Orchestra, "If You Should Need A Friend (friendship mix)" by Blaze, "Can You Party" by Royal House, "Work It To The Bone" by LNR, and "Sh ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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VariousGroove Diggers – Give You Light Mellow Searches ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
The Groove Diggers grabbed some great 70s mellow cuts this time around – a sweet blend of soul and AOR material, all from the rare side of the spectrum – often with a jazzy richness that makes these tracks stand out way more than the hits of the time! There's a flow to many numbers ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Diggers – Mellow & Emotional – Give You What You Want (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Underground soul that goes deeper than most – a collection of some of the hippest tracks from the excellent Groove Diggers reissue series from Japan – a treasure trove of under-discovered indie soul albums from the American scene of the 70s! These tracks are funky, but aren't straight ... read more CD
(Part of the great Groove Diggers series!)

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VariousGroove Story – R&B From The Radio Corporation Vol 2 – 28 Blasts Of Big Beat Heat From The Dawning Of Rock N Roll ... CD
West Side (UK), Early 50s. Used ... $5.99
Music from Big John Greer, Bertice Reading, Milt Trenier, Melvin Smith, Larry Dale, Buddy Lucas, the Five Keys, Otis Blackwell, Tiny Kennedy, the Avalons, Big Al Sears & more. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHappy Disco 2 – Solar Night – Mixed By DJ Osshy ... CD
Solar/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
West coast soul galore – as the mighty Solar Records catalog comes alive in the hands of DJ Osshy – who delivers a non-stop mix that brings together almost 30 tracks from the legendary LA powerhouse of soul! As you'd guess from the title, the tracks here are on the clubbier side of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousHeading In The Right Direction – Soul/Jazz From Australia 1973-1977 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, 1995. Used ... $5.99
Another incredible release from Luv N Haight! This is a compilation of seventies soul jazz from Australia, and despite what prejudices you might have about the country, this stuff kicks! The groove ranges from Kool and the Gang type funk to strident funky fusion – and the overall feel of ... read more CD

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VariousHong Kong Score ... CD
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $19.99
Very cool grooves from the world of Hong Kong cinema – not just familiar styles from kung fu movies, but a nice range of different modes too! The music is often funky, but not always – and some tracks have vocals, while others are completely instrumental – brought forth here in a ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousI Got Funk – Time To Get Down ... CD
Playoff (France), Mid 70s. Used ... $11.99
Classic funk all the way through – a killer collection of some of the best-remembered tracks from the 70s – all of which still have a hell of a lot of power all these many years later! This isn't a batch of obscure funky 45s, but nor is it the top 40 hits of the soul charts either ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousIdjut Boys Salsoul Mix ... CD
Salsoul/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $28.99
The Idjut Boys take on the catalog of the legendary Salsoul Records – in a continuous mix that shows just how much the sounds of the past have to answer for the grooves of the present! Unlike some of the other titles in this series, the Idjuts seem to leave a bit more of their trace on the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousIf Music Presents You Need This – World Jazz Grooves – Compiled By Jean Claude & Victor Kiswell ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Not a set of world music-inflected jazz – although there is a bit of that – and instead, a wonderful collection of spiritual numbers from around the world – most recorded in the 70s, at a time when barriers were really breaking down in jazz music! All tracks here are nice and ... read more CD

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VariousIn Yo' Face – The History Of Funk Vol 1 ... CD
Rhino, 1970s. Used ... $4.99
Features work by James Brown, Sly & The Family Stone, Staple Singers, Dramatics, War, Eddie Kendricks, The Family Vibes, JB, Curtis Mayfield, Lyn Collins, and others! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousInfluences Vol 2 – A Selection Of Drum N Bass, House, Brazilian, & Disco – Compiled By DJ Marky ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
Rare club cuts from a few different generations – all brought together here in a really wonderful collection! The set's supposed to tip us off to the influences on the music of DJ Marky – but even if you don't care about him at all, you'll find plenty here to love – as the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousInner City Sounds – Gritty Soul & Underground Funk From The Vaults Of Inner City Records ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Funky soul from the west coast – and a motherlode of tracks that you've probably never heard! Inner City Records was a small time funk powerhouse – owned and run by organ player George Semper, who cut some mighty fine records on his own! The label's not to be confused with the New ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousInstrumental Explosion – Incendiary Funk & R&B Instrumentals 1966-1973 ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
Funky funky funky – way more so than you might think from the hokey title! The set's overflowing with rare instrumentals pulled from the indie label and funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s – very much in the spirit of the Super Funk compilations on BGP, but almost harder- ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousIsley Brothers – Taken To The Next Phase (Reconstructions) ... CD
Sony, 2004. Used ... $4.99
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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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
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.)

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VariousJazz Dance Classics Vol 3 ... CD
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. Used ... $14.99
Volume 3, with more funky jazz dance classics to go! With "Ran Kan Kan" by Cal Tjader, "Turn It On" by Sonny Stitt, "Zoo Boogaloo" by Rusty Bryant, "Moanin" by Jon Hendricks and Art Blakey, "Dust Yourself Off" by Pleasure, and "Love The Life ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJazz Dispensary – Moon Rocks – Extraplanetary Funk, Space Disco, & Galactic Boogie (180 gram pressing) (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Fantasy, Late 70s. New Copy Gatefold ... $29.99
A cool collection of funky tracks from the Fantasy Records catalog of the 70s – the kind of hip cuts that were often better than mainstream disco – and which sometimes used a bit of jazz in the instrumentation as well! There's a few spacey themes here, but maybe not as much as you'd ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on clear vinyl!)

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VariousJazz Juice 2 ... LP
Streetsounds (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. Very Good ... $9.99
Second volume in the great Jazz Juice compilation series from the London club scene of the 80's. This is the original volumes 2, with 10 classic jazz dance tracks including "I'll Bet You Never Thought I'd Find You" by Jon Hendricks, "It's A Trip" by The Last Poets, "I ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staining along the bottom seam.)

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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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VariousJazz Travels – A Global Expedition In Search Of The Good Groove ... CD
Hitop (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Not just jazz travels, but Brazilian, funk, and soul as well – all pulled together by Oli Stewart (Casbah 73) into one of the hippest compilations we've heard in years! Before making his own music, Oli spent more than a decade travelling the globe on record-buying trips – not just the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 2 – Part B ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.99
A second volume of underground disco and unstoppable dancefloor soul from NYC in the late 70s and early 80s – M&M Mixes Vol 2, highlighting rare and previously unreleased mixes by John Morales! It features a roster of legendary names, particularly to diggers of deeper disco tracks, but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousJohn Morales – The M&M Mixes Vol 4 – The Ultimate Collection – NYC Classic Underground Anthems & Previously Unreleased Remixes (4CD set) ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $24.99 34.99
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of ... read more CD

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VariousJukebox Saturday Night – 28 Original Golden Oldies (CDr pressing) ... CD
Mr Maestro, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $8.99
Features music by Nino & The Ebb Tides, Sherrif & The Revels, Jimmy Norman, The Tune Rockers, Charlie Gracie, Clyde McPhatter, The Velvetones, The Knockouts, Mark IV, and more! CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)

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VariousKenny Carpenter Presents Studio 54 – The Underground Classics ... CD
Obsessive (UK), 2002. Used ... $18.99
Here's the Studio 54 they never tell you about – the one that goes past the easy disco cliches, and into the genre-blending classics that really were the mainstay of New York's most famous club! Kenny Carpenter was the resident DJ at 54 back in the day – and he really gets at the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKenya Special 2 – Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & 1980s (3LP set – 180 gram pressing – with bonus tracks & download) ... LP
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $31.99
An insane treasure trove of little-heard sounds from the East African scene – music recorded in Kenya in the 70s and 80s, and served up in a variety of different styles and sounds throughout! The work here really expands our understanding of sounds in these immediate years before the world ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes vinyl only bonus tracks – plus download!)

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection – Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection 3 – More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s (3LP set) ... LP
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.98
The title says "jazz", but there's a lot more going on here – a range of groundbreaking sounds and styles from the 70s, with some sweet electric modes, occasional Latin rhythms, currents of soul, and even a bit of Brazilian too! The package really takes us back to the kind of rare ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKon & Amir – Off Track Vol 1 – The Bronx ... LP
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP ... $24.99 27.98
One of the hippest compilations we've heard in years – a treasure trove of rare grooves from legendary crate diggers Kon and Amir! The pair have been known for years from the massive beats in their On Track mixes, and from subsequent reissue singles – but this set has them moving ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKon & Amir – Off Track Vol 3 – Brooklyn – Rare Ghetto Disco, Funk & African Boogie ... LP
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 27.99
Beat digging heroes Kon & Amir return with a diverse, funky treasure trove of rare dancefloor anthems, rarer disco soul and African boogie cuts – possibly the best yet in their Off Track series for BBE! The east coast duo have dedicated each title in the series to an NYC borough, and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKreaturen Der Nacht – Deutsche Post Punk Subkultur 1980 to 1985 ... CD
Strut (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A totally great collection of work from the German scene of the early 80s – a time that's often referred to as the German New Wave – although the music was usually a fair bit darker than any new wave sounds in the Anglo world! Instead, maybe think of this work as a cool compression of ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Kreaturen Der Nacht – Deutsche Post Punk Subkultur 1980 to 1985 ... LP 28.99

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VariousKreaturen Der Nacht – Deutsche Post Punk Subkultur 1980 to 1985 ... LP
Strut (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99 29.98
A totally great collection of work from the German scene of the early 80s – a time that's often referred to as the German New Wave – although the music was usually a fair bit darker than any new wave sounds in the Anglo world! Instead, maybe think of this work as a cool compression of ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kreaturen Der Nacht – Deutsche Post Punk Subkultur 1980 to 1985 ... CD 13.99

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 7 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP
Detour (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastic collection of funky mod and psych tracks from the great Rob Bailey – the man who's steered us through a handful of other wonderful compilations over the years, and won our undying respect in the process! Rob's choices are quite far from the obvious – and are made up from a ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLegendary Wild Rockers – A Collection Of Rare, Rockabilly, Surf & Exotica – Compiled By Keb Darge & Little Edith ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Seedy little rockabilly burners, rumblingly raucous rhythm & blues firebombs, bleary-eyed sax stormers and echoey guitar exotica compiled by Keb Darge & Little Edith – raw gutbuckety groovers from the late 50s & early 60s! Legendary Wild Rockers gets extra points from us on a ... read more CD

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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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VariousLet's Do The Boogaloo ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP ... $22.99 24.99
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLibrary Archive – Funk, Jazz, Beats & Soundtracks From The Vaults Of Cavendish Music ... LP
BBE (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
Brilliant funky instrumentals from the UK Cavendish Sound Library – a company who could sometimes recorded more staid music, although that certainly wasn't the case with the gems on this collection! The music is by a handful of British studio talents of the time – most of whom come ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLife & Death On The New York Dance Floor – 1980 to 1983 – Part 1 ... LP
Reappearing (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
A fantastic companion to the book of the same name by author Tim Lawrence – the excellent Life & Death On The New York Dance Floor – which explores all the cool strands of funky punk, avant rock, and arty grooves that exploded on the New York scene after the decline of disco! Some ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLiquid Sunshine – Easy Listening From The KPM 1000 Series 1970 to 1978 ... CD
KPM/Vocalion (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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VariousLiving In The Streets – Wah Wah Jazz, Funky Soul, & Other Dirty Grooves ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 22.99
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLiving In The Streets Vol 3 – Busting Out Of The Ghetto ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $18.99 22.99
The funky third volume of the Living In The Streets series – and easily the best in this great series – a really hard and heavy batch of rare funk tunes that pushes past the cliches of the title to come up with an all-solid batch of tracks that's sure to please any fan of deep funk. ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLoc A Li – Blues & Rhythm, Popcorn, Exotica, & Tittyshakers Vol 11 (10 inch LP) ... LP
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
A strange title, a strange cover, and lots of strange sounds within – a set that's very much in keeping with the mad mix of music we've loved from the Stag-O-Lee label over the years! As with other entries in this series, it's a bit hard to say what style of music the set really holds – ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLocal Customs – Pressed At Boddie ... LP
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99
Numero does it again – unleashing an amazing batch of work for the first time ever – all packaged in a very limited Record Store Day set! The collection features material that was pressed up at the tiny Boddie pressing plant in Cleveland – a wonderful range of local artists from ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing, including the poster.)

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VariousLondon Is The Place For Me Vol 3 – Ambrose Adekoya Campbell ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), Late 50s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
One of our favorite volumes in the London Is The Place For Me collection – and a brilliant batch of work that criss-crosses West African, West Indian, and postwar jazz styles! Most of the recordings here were done under the leadership of Ambrose Adekoya Campbell – a transplant to ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousLook Into The Evasion Disques Vaults – 1970 to 1973 ... LP
Evasion/Rocafort (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Funky sounds from a very cool European label of the early 70s – a tiny imprint located in Switzerland, and one that seemed to have a golden touch right from the start! The label was rooted in rock, but always had a much funkier current overall – one that mixed heavy drums, rumbling ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousLoungecore Experience – Music For The Easy Listening & Easy Living ... CD
Sequel, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
Music from the Ray McVay Sound, Chico & the Jet Band, the Ravens, Sounds Orchestral, Peanut, Ray Davies & his Funky Trumpet, Ahab & the Wailers, Sounds Orchestral, Barbara Kay & the Synthesonic Sounds. (Now Sound, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print, small sticker remnant on booklet cover.)

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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
Also available Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell ... LP 24.99

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VariousMarcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell ... LP
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99 28.98
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 LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Marcel Vogel's Lumberjacks In Hell ... CD 16.99

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VariousMartin Freeman & Eddie Piller Present Jazz On The Corner ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99
There's two stylish British hipsters on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American jazz tracks – each hand-picked by Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller, and served up with plenty of soul! The work here begins in hardbop territory, and moves through 60s soul jazz and more righteous ... read more CD

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VariousMaster Mix – Red Hot & Arthur Russell ... CD
Yep Roc, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
An incredible tribute to the legendary Arthur Russell – and maybe one of the coolest collections so far in the Red Hot series! The package features new work dedicated to Russell and born from his tremendous influence in a range of different styles – from club to experimental to ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 23 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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VariousMetti Una Bossa A Cena ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMidnight Blue – The Bewitching Hour ... CD
Blue Note, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
A hokey title, but a great little set – filled with moody mellow jazz from years back – and not just obvious choices either, but some great lost moments in the EMI catalog! The titles include the usual range of Blue Notes, but also some gems from Liberty and World Pacific – ... read more CD

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VariousMidnight In Tokyo Vol 3 – Japanese Rare Soul, Boogie & New Wave – Compiled By Toshiya Kawasaki ... CD
Studio Mule (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A sexy set of tracks from the Japanese scene – music that seems to start in the disco years, and move into some of the more electronic Tokyo modes of the next generation – but always with a sweetly groovy style to the music! The work here is very different than both US soul of the time ... read more CD
Also available Midnight In Tokyo Vol 3 – Japanese Rare Soul, Boogie & New Wave – Compiled By Toshiya Kawasaki ... LP 33.99

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VariousMidnight In Tokyo Vol 3 – Japanese Rare Soul, Boogie & New Wave – Compiled By Toshiya Kawasaki ... LP
Studio Mule (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $33.99
A sexy set of tracks from the Japanese scene – music that seems to start in the disco years, and move into some of the more electronic Tokyo modes of the next generation – but always with a sweetly groovy style to the music! The work here is very different than both US soul of the time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Midnight In Tokyo Vol 3 – Japanese Rare Soul, Boogie & New Wave – Compiled By Toshiya Kawasaki ... CD 15.99

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 3 – The Sexploitation ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1997. Used ... $16.99
More cool stuff from this great series! This time, it's a double length set of cool groovy cuts from the 70's, with a nice sexy feel to them. Tracks include "Coming and Going" and "Go Down Dying", two Jobim cuts by Ray Brown, plus "Carribean Sunrise" by Clay Pitts, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 14 – Book A Trip (limited edition picture disc) ... LP
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy ... $23.99
The long-running Mood Mosaic series is on its 14th trip and flaunts the most starkly naked cover model in all of the many travels! Here they lay out a mix of 70s exotic pop, soul and funk from around the world – sultry grooves from Camille Yarbrough, Ben Sidran, Asha Puthli, Kenny Rankin and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Please note: tracks listed on cover are out of order.)

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VariousMoodsetters – From The Amphonic & Soundstage Library ... LP
Buried Treasure (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A buried treasure's worth of gems from the Amphonic sound library – the record company started by Syd Dale – whose 60s work for KPM was some of the grooviest of the time! Syd's on a few cuts here, but most of the music is by other names who recorded for the company – including a ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMore Ethiopian Soul & Groove – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol 3 (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Buda/Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Mad music that's unlike anything else we can think of – a killer collection of funky grooves from the Ethiopian scene of the 70s – offered up here on a vinyl-only compilation! The set's a great one if you've heard the music of Mulatu, but want to dig a lot deeper – as the cats ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousMotown Funk Vol 2 – 19 Pipin Hot Funk Joints (colored vinyl pressing) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Motown/Universal (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
Funky cuts from the Motown catalog – a set that mixes key classics with a number of overlooked album cuts – all to remind us that the Motor City label could get plenty heavy in the groove! There's a few cuts here you'll know from hip hop samples, a few you'll remember for their own ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(On colored vinyl – includes download!)

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VariousMotown Remixed ... CD
Motown (UK), 2005. Used ... $5.99
We gotta admit, we kinda like this one! We were a bit suspicious at first – as the genius of Motown hardly needs any messing with – and we had fears that a remix project might just sound silly, goofy, and filled with easy tricks and gimmicks. But the choice of remixers on the set is ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of ... read more CD
Also available Mr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... LP 23.99

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP ... $23.99 24.98
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Mr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... CD 10.99

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VariousMusica Per L'Immagine 2 – Obscure Italian Production Music 1974 to 1985 ... LP
Fly By Night, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
A great look at changing modes in the sound library scene – music from a moment when things were getting a bit more electronic – as they also were in the pop and soul mainstream! The rhythms here are often programmed, but that also gives the music a nicely varied approach – not ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNang Presents – The Array Vol 6 ... CD
Nang (UK), 2015. Used ... $2.99

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VariousNapoli Segreta Vol 1 – Hidden Gems From The Bowels Of Vesuvius ... LP
NG (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $29.99
A very cool collection of disco sounds from the Naples scene of the late 70s and early 80s – maybe more the music that you'd hear in that city's clubs and nite spots, than the "bowels of Vesuvius" promised in the title! These cuts all do a great job of echoing the warmth of Studio ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNew Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $14.99
A really tremendous collection of overlooked jazz from the UK scene – most of it recorded in the late 60s and 70s, at a time when the nation was really exploding with new ideas – so much so, the bigger labels weren't able to keep pace with recording during the period! Instead, it was ... read more CD
Also available New Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... LP 25.99

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VariousNew Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... LP
Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $25.99
A really tremendous collection of overlooked jazz from the UK scene – most of it recorded in the late 60s and 70s, at a time when the nation was really exploding with new ideas – so much so, the bigger labels weren't able to keep pace with recording during the period! Instead, it was ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available New Life Vol 2 – Independent & Regional Jazz In Great Britain 1968 to 1988 ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ VariousNew Orleans Funk – The Original Sound Of Funk 1960 to 1975 ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousNew York Noise 2 – Music From The New York Underground 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
A second great dip into the arty New York scene of the punk, post-punk, and no wave years – and one that goes even farther than the first volume of New York Noise! This time around, Soul Jazz have gotten past the the obvious markers of the scene – and have dug deep to come up with some ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNigeria 70 – The Definitive Story Of 1970s Funky Lagos ... CD
Afrostrut (UK), 1970s. Used 3 CDs ... $18.99
A fantastic batch of grooves – and a much-needed document of the rich array of funky sounds that were coming out of Nigeria in the 1970s! The country's best known as the homeland of Fela Kuti – an artist who forever changed the face of global funk – but what's not as well known ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print – original version in slipcover which has some light edgewear.)

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VariousNorthern Soul – The Ultimate Collection (5CD set) ... CD
Union Square/Universal (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5CD ... $9.99
A treasure trove of classic soul – 5CDs and 100 tracks in all – all with the upbeat, soaring vibe that's always made these underground American cuts such favorites on the UK Northern Soul scene! The package starts with Motown, then really takes off – featuring loads of killer ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rare soul groovers galore – including a few that appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! The "classiest" tag in the title might be a bit misleading – as these tunes are down and dirty Northern soul, not some toneyed-up work for the country club set – but they're ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousOriginal Chicago House Classics ... CD
Music Club (UK), 1980s. Used ... $6.99
A great way to dip into the Chicago sound of the 80s! The package features an all-classic 12 track selection of singles that virtually defines the house sound that was coming out of the windy city back in the day – a mix of hard-thumping grooves, soulful vocals, and spare keyboard work that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousOriginal Salsoul Classics Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Salsoul, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A heck of a lot of classic dancefloor tunes from the legendary Salsoul label! The imprint was home to some of the best work of the late disco years – much of which you'll find on this first set, which includes classics like "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, "Hit & Run" by ... read more CD
(Out of print, spine has a light tear.)

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VariousOsunlade – Re-Offering ... CD
R2 (UK), 2005. Used ... $6.99
We love Osunlade's work so much, we're more than happy to get whatever offering he throws our way – but we've gotta say that this batch is especially nice, and easily tops any other collections of his work! The bulk of the material here is pulled from Osunlade's singles, side projects, and ... read more CD
 
 



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