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Funky Compilations

XGreat compilations from labels like Soul Jazz, Ace, Numero, BBE, Vampi Soul, BGP, Luv N Haight, Harmless, Tramp, Jazzman, and others!

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk, Disco, & Boogie – West African Disco Mayem (3LP set – with download) ... LP
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP ... $29.99 31.99
The Nigerian groove of the 70s – way past the familiar modes of Fela Kuti, and served up here in a range of artists who followed on a huge second wave of soul that soared from Lagos and beyond in the second half of the decade! The music here opens up in a sweet range of different styles – including bits of club and boogie that have come into the scene to open up Nigerian funk in more global modes for the dancefloor – blending African roots with American currents, in a sound that's completely unique – and which is way better than some of the Afro-disco modes that were coming from Europe a the time! As usual with the folks at Soul Jazz, the set's an ear-opening work of genius – from the superb track selection, to the very thorough notes and research – which really do a great job of presenting this side of Nigerian funk that's always been a bit eclipsed by some of the bigger names on the scene. Liner notes are by dancefloor historian Bill Brewster – and titles include "Do The Funkro" by Joni Haastrup, "You Can't Change A Man" by Christy Essien, "Afrikana Disco" by Akin Richards & The Executives, "Ocheche" by Don Bruce & The Anges, "Nam Myoho Renge Kyo" by Tee Mac, "Get Up & Dance" by Benis Cletin, "Enoviyin" by Colomach, "Nwaeze" by Jimmy Sherry & The Musik Agents, "Wake Up Your Mind" by Joni Haastrup, "Disco Dancing" by Angela Starr, "Mr Been To" by Arakatula, "Living Every Day" by Tee Mac with Marjorie Barnes, "Wake Up Africa" by Arakatula, and "Soul Fever" by Benis Cletin. (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 1 – 1963 to 1964 – Something Got A Hold On Me ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Rare soul from the Baltimore scene – a host of under-heard and unreleased tracks from a top-shelf indie label! A handful of Ru-Jac titles hit big back in the 60s, but the label worked mostly in obscurity – caught between the bigger soul music cities of Philly and Washington, and working almost alone, with a rootsy vibe that was all its own! These early years of Ru-Jac really show the label's great ear for groovers – the kind of dancefloor stompers that were big on Baltimore dancefloors during the early soul years – with a rough-edged vibe that's quite different than bigger-name tracks from Detroit and New York. The singers here are mostly pretty darn great, too – with some deep soul currents from time to time – marking the city's role as a gateway to the south, heard in a vocal approach that's often quite different from Philly tracks. The collection is the first we've ever seen to really dig deep into the Ru-Jac legacy – and features 10 previously unissued tracks, and 18 more rare singles. Titles include "Fatback" by Lamont Esquires, "Please Don't Go" by Jessie Crawford, "Saving All My Love" by Tiny Tim, "Every Day I Have The Blues" by Jeanne Dee, "A Woman Like You" by Little Sonny Daye, "That's All You Have To Do" by Brenda Jones, "Cross Track" by Flattop Bobby & The Soul Twisters, "You Won" by Celestine, "The Monkey Cha Cha" by The Jolly Jax, "Foolish To Try" by James Hill, "Don't Bit Mo" by Rockin Robin, "All Over Again" by Teardrops Band with Marie Allen, "Put A Light In The Window" by Charles Johnson, "My Father Watches Over Me" by Fruitland Harmonizers, and "Trash Can" by an Unknown Artist. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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✨✧ VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 2 – 1964 to 1966 – Get Right ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet second chapter of Baltimore's rare Ru-Jac label – a mighty hip imprint that cut some killer soul singles back in the 60s! There's lots of great groovers here – romping tunes that have a hard-edged approach to danceable soul – the kind of groovy, unusual singles that you might have heard in the background in an early John Waters film – but properly collected here, and presented with a huge number of notes and other details too! You might recognize a few names here, but most of the music is pretty obscure – and there's even some great soul jazz moments in addition to the soul vocals – in a set of 22 smoking cuts that includes a fair bit of unreleased titles too. Titles include "It Must Be Love" and "I'm So Afraid" by Brenda Jones, "Where You Lead Me" and "I'm A Stranger" by Harold Holt, "Goose Pimples" and "Here Tis Now" by Butch Cornell's Trio, Hiding Out In Blue Shadows (demo)" and "Whole Lotta Woman (demo)" by Arthur Conley, "C'Est La Vie" by The Neltones, "I Love You Just The Same (demo)" by Winfield Parker, "What More" and "You Don't Really Care" by Shirley Of The Soul Sisters & Brother, "Chicken Wings" and "Love Can Do Wonders" by The Mask Man & Cap-Tans, and "Get Right" by Bobby Sax & His House Keepers. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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✨✧ VariousSoul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... CD
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – mixed with other rare singles, and presented together in this soaring wave of soul that's completely sublime! Many cuts have a warm modern soul groove, but there's also some funkier numbers too – and the package has all the care, class, and quality we've come to love from the Expansion label over the years. Titles include "Never Felt Love Before" by Felix Cavaliere, "Free & Easy" by Satyr, "Spoiled Like A Baby" by TSU Tornadoes, "Are We Ready For Love" by Patti Austin, "Can We Share It" by Rick Sheppard, "You're My Main Squeeze" by Crystal Motion, "Just Ask Me" by Bobby Thurston, "What's Your Name" by Leon Ware, "Takin My Time With You" by Maureen Bailey, "Funny How We Change Places" by Dede Schwartz, "You'll Never Be Sorry" by Gerald Sims, "We Got To Stick Together" by Beverly & Duane, "Caught Up In A Whirlwind" by Richard Stepp, "March Across The Land" by Linda Clifford, and "Temptation's Bout To Get Me" by Ed Robinson. CD
Also available Soul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... LP 12.99
 
 
 



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