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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 3 – 1965/1966 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1965/1966. 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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Various500 Atlantic R&B & Soul Singles Vol 4 – 1966/1967 ... CD
Atlantic (Japan), 1966/1967. 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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VariousAfrican Scream Contest 2 – Benin 1963 to 1980 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $22.99
A long-overdue second chapter of the African Scream Contest compilation – the first of which introduced a huge new audience to the funky sounds of Benin in the 70s! This set is every bit as fantastic as the first – filled with tunes that have these darkly brooding, heavy funk ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousAfro Rock Vol 1 ... CD
Kona/Evolver, 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best compilations of Afro Funk titles we've ever stocked – one that goes way past the obvious titles and minor hits of the 70s! Ever tune on here is a gem – and the package even includes a few tunes that were either previously unreleased, or which were only ever issued on ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ VariousAlex Attias Presents Lilly Good Party – A Selection Of Really Really Good Grooves ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Alex Attias has always given us some really creative sounds in his own music – so we've got some mighty high expectations when he brings together a selection of tracks by other artists for BBE! Fortunately, the record not only lives up to those expectations, but does them one better – ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Alex Attias Presents Lilly Good Party – A Selection Of Really Really Good Grooves ... LP 24.99

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VariousAll That Disco 100 (6CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $48.99
100 disco and dance tracks, all in a mighty nice package – and a set that's maybe got as much funky soul and upbeat grooves as it does more mainstream work from the clubs! The package goes past the obvious late 70s disco years – and begins with some earlier soul from the 70s, then even ... read more CD
(Part of the Disco Fever 40 series!)

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VariousAllspice ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Nice batch of modern soul tracks from the Bay Area studios of Fantasy records – mostly recorded during the late 70s and early 80s. The label, which also put out a large number of classic jazz funk albums, was noted for its great production style, which mixed jazzy influences with smooth soul ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAOR City Seasons (4CD set) ... CD
Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD ... $39.99
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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✨✧ VariousBaadasssss! ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/2004. Used ... $3.99
A great mix of old and new funky tunes – put together in support of Mario Van Peebles' Baadassss – along with some dialogue snippets from the film! The feel here is very much in the same vein as the soundtrack for his pop's original Sweet Sweetback's Baadassss Song – done in a ... read more CD
(Promo copy.)

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBasic Principles Of Sound 2 – Music For The Modern Listener ... CD
Soundsational (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $4.99
Second volume in this very cool series of lost grooves – and one that has a distinct Latin/Brazilian influence! The tunes are all nicely uptempo, and are a well-picked selection of rare jazzy grooves from obscure overseas and American sources. Titles include "Upa Neguinho" by Trio ... read more CD

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VariousBatucada – Capoeira ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Hot on the heels of the very successful Batucada compilations on Mr. Bongo, Soul Jazz release this excellent double-length set of rare Brazilian percussion tracks dating from 1969 to 1978. The groove is very hard and percussive, with lots of very stripped-down playing, and a lot of instrumentation ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBeat From Badsville Vol 4 – Even More Trash Classics From Lux & Ivy's Vinyl Mountain ... CD
Stag O Lee (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool little package – filled with two dozen totally hip tracks from the late 50s and early 60s! The music here follows strongly in the great tradition of this excellent series – and like the rest, digs deep in the hinterland of the vintage vinyl single – to uncover some ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBest Of Disco Demands – A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music (5CD box set) ... CD
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... $18.99 23.99
The dancefloor just got a whole lot funkier – thanks to an incredible selection of rare disco and club tracks from the best years of the genre! The set list here is really amazing – the kind of tunes that rarely turn up this easily, and never in such a cohesive package – and our ... read more CD

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VariousBest Of Down In The Valley 1 & 2 – A Heavy Selection Of Mod Rockers, Garage & Psych Funk Tracks ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s. New Copy ... $15.99
A really great take on the style of the funky compilation – one that mixes in lots of gritty garagey rock tracks along with a bit of vintage soul! The blend here is surprisingly seamless – as the rocking tracks often have a funky kind of groove, and the soul cuts sometimes have ... read more CD
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Down In The Valley 1 – A Heavy Selection Of Mod Rockers, Garage & Psych Funk Tracks ... LP 16.99
Down In The Valley 2 – A Heavy Selection Of Mod Rockers, Garage & Psych Funk Tracks ... LP 13.99

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VariousBest Of Rare Mod – 60 Prime Cuts Of 60s Underground Rhythm N Blues, Psych & Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Genius work from the British scene of the 60s – a big box of rare tracks from that first mod movement in the UK – a time when the young sound of London burst forth in ways of soul, psych, garage, and R&B! This 60-track package brings together some of the most stunning tracks from ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Uno Melodic Records ... CD
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $15.99
A fantastic tribute to one of the greatest soul labels of the 80s – the groundbreaking Uno Melodic imprint, started by soul legend Roy Ayers as a showcase for some of his more creative projects! The vibe here follows perfectly from Roy's classic late 70s work on Polydor – and his ... read more CD

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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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VariousBlue Funk ... CD
Blue Note, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
More of what you buy Blue Note for – funky jazz tunes with a kick! This set pulls together 13 cuts from the label's classic late 60s/early 70s years – a time that was once lost to the sands of time, thanks to snobbery against use of electric instrumentation on the label, but which is ... read more CD
(Spine has a cutout notch.)

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VariousBoombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... read more CD
Also available Boombox 3 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousBreaks – Original B-Boy Street Funk & Block Party Classics – 15th Anniversary Crystal Edition ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
A jam packed collection of classic funk that formed the bedrock of the hip hop revolution – iconic breakbeat material and straight up funky treasures – a 2CD set compied by Dean Rudland! This new set celebrates the great earlier Breaks series on Harmless with a nice mix of numbers that ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $12.99 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 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 ... $22.99
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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VariousCan You Feel The Force – The John Luongo Disco Mixes – The Classic Original 12 Inch Extended Remixes ... CD
Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic full length mixes from the legendary John Luongo – one of the first of the 70s underground disco mixers to bring his talents to the mainstream! John has a great ear for the right elements needed to groove up a tune – and has an especially strong love of tight percussion, and ... read more CD

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VariousCapitol Rare Vol 1 – Funky Notes From The West Coast ... CD
Blue Note (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
The first volume in this totally excellent series which digs out rare soul and fusion cuts from the Capitol/EMI catalog from the 70s. There's loads of swirling jazzy tracks, like "Music is My Sanctuary" by Gary Bartz and "Peace of Mind" by Rance Allen (both of which have ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCaptain Vinyl Presents Diggin Disco ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $26.99
It's pretty darn easy to dig disco here – especially when the 2CD collection not only features a wonderful choice of selections, but also when those cuts are mixed together by DJ Nori and Muro The Beats! Each Japanese DJ gets a disc to themselves – and the shift in styles between them ... read more CD

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VariousChebran Vol 2 – French Boogie 1982 to 1989 ... CD
Born Bad (France), Mid 80s. New Copy ... $14.99
Great grooves from the French scene of the 80s – a time when Parisian musicians were picking up a lot of the electro soul elements from the New York scene, but also mixing them with other currents of European and African dancefloor modes! This set's a bit later than the first volume in the ... read more CD
Also available Chebran Vol 2 – French Boogie 1982 to 1989 ... LP 22.99

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VariousChicago Cubs Greatest Hits – Songs & Live Calls That Rock Wrigley ... CD
Marquee, 1999. Used ... $1.99
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VariousClassic Funk 2 – Definitive Classic Funk Mastercuts Vol 2 ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used ... $6.99
A dozen tasty funk tracks – all classics, and all from the best years of the genre! Most of the tracks on the set are extended groovers that broke big in the day, and which keep on breaking again and again – thanks to a strong groove that's appealing to endless new generations of ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousComplete Loma Singles Vol 1 ... CD
Loma/Real Gone, Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $29.99 31.98
The first days of the legendary Loma Records – a 60s side-label at Warner Brothers, and one with a rock-solid reputation for top-shelf soul! Loma never hit the heights of Atlantic, Stax, or Motown – but the quality of the work on this collection is every bit as wonderful as the output ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousConnection Vol 1 – Modern Explorations In Afro Beat & Afro Latin – Presented By Rich Medina & Bobbito ... CD
R2 (UK), 2009. Used 2CD ... $8.99
A really wonderful compilation – one that shows the deeper sides of Rich Medina and Bobbito! As the title indicates, the set's filled with modern Afro and Latin-styled grooves – contemporary cuts that draw heavily on the rhythms of the past – and which always keep things tilted ... read more CD

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VariousContempo Story 1973 to 1977 – The Original Home Of Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Contempo/Soul Time (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $24.99
A treasure trove of soul music from a famous London label of the 70s – almost all of it American work, but hand-picked with the kind of selection that made Contempo a strong precursor for later British reissue labels – like Ace/Kent, Charly, or Expansion Records! Contempo grew out of ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousCool Europa – European Progressive Jazz In Germany 1959 to 1963 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A fantastic celebration of the 100th release by the Sonorama label – and one that offers up what the label does best – a collection of never-heard jazz recordings from the European scene! The work here isn't collected from other Sonorama reissues, but instead is comprised from tracks ... read more CD

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VariousCool Heat – The Best Of CTI Records ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99
A great introduction to the legendary CTI Records label from the 70s – a groundbreaking imprint for both jazz and soul, and a company who helped a whole generation of musicians find a new way forward! The set's got a really great balance – with both some of the funky jazz and soulful ... read more CD

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VariousCountdown To Soul – 17 Briliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
No need to count down to soul – because it's already here, and served up in a stunning array of rare tracks from the 60s and 70s! We've always loved the Tramp label for their superb take on classic funk – they've been funky 45 specialists right from the start – but this time ... read more CD
Also available Countdown To Soul – 17 Brilliant Soul Funk Jazz & Folk Rare Grooves ... LP 9.99

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VariousCredit To The Edit 3 – Greg Wilson ... CD
Tirk (UK), 1970s/1980s/2018. New Copy ... $16.99
The Credit To The Edit is also a credit to Greg Wilson, too – as the series has become a bit legendary over the years, thanks to the editing skills of the man himself! It's been a number of years since Greg's last volume, but if anything, appreciation for club edits has only grown during ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Belize City Boil Up ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
An amazing world of music – rare funk, soul, reggae, and other grooves from Belize – all beautifully compiled in the rich Numero Music style! We're really stunned by the set – as we had no idea at all that Belize had anything going on at this level – and the collection is ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousCzech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... read more CD
Also available Czech Up Vol 2 – We'd Be Happy ... LP 31.99

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VariousDance Traxx Vol 2 ... CD
Atlantic, Mid 80s. Used ... $11.99
Music from Nu Shooz, Regina, Stacey Q, Suzy, Nancy Martinez, Mel & Kim & Nice & Wild. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Funk – Rare & Unreleased Twisted Funk 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A killer little set that's as heavy as it sounds from the title – a wealth of rare material pulled from the studio of Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a good deal of it previously unreleased! Hearing this set is like finding a pile of rare 45s stuffed in the back corner of a long-lost ... 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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VariousDetroit Funk Vaults – Funk & Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968 to 1979 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Funky soul from Detroit – the second foray into the uber-rare and unreleased funk treasures recorded at Dave Hamilton's Motor City studio – and an even deeper look at what's turning out to be one of the greatest long-buried funk catalogs to come to light in recent years! The collection ... read more CD

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VariousDetroit Gold – 70s Soul Grooves From The Motor City ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
The title definitely gets it right – as the set's filled with post-Motown gems from Detroit – a wealth of wonderful sounds from the Hot Wax/Invictus labels – almost all of it produced by the Holland-Dozier-Holland team! The music here represents the next evolution of Detroit soul ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDeutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
A much-needed look at the incredible German music scene of the 70s – a sprawling landscape of prog, fusion, electronics, and more – all put together beautifully here with the usual completeness we've come to expect from Soul Jazz! Many of the names are familiar – the sorts you've ... read more CD
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Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972 to 1983 – Part A (with download) ... LP 26.99
Deutsche Elektronische Musik – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1972 to 1983 – Part B (with download) ... LP 26.99

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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
Also available Deutsche Elektronische Musik 3 – Experimental German Rock & Electronic Music 1971 to 1981 (3LP set – with bonus download) ... LP 29.99

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VariousDisco Giants Volume 13 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99
More soul than disco overall – but with more than enough groove to get heavy play on an 80s-styled dancefloor! Once again this great series brings back a host of heavy cuts from back in the days – post-disco numbers from those key early 80s years when soul started to cross over big ... read more CD

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VariousDisco Madness (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Salsoul/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
A legendary collection of cuts from Salsoul Records – not just big classics from the label, but special Walter Gibbon mixes that are even more revolutionary than the original tunes! Gibbons has a really wonderful way with a cut – an expansive touch that really opens things up, and ... read more CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
A killer set of rare club and underground disco – filled with lots of tracks we haven't seen on other collections! Andy Smith has given us many amazing compilations over the years – sets that have a special mix magic, made up of rocksteady, reggae, vintage funk, and even some ... read more CD

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VariousDo The Blues 45s – The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $26.99
A killer collection of rare blues material – and one that's pretty darn funky at times too! The set dives deep into the very underground world of the blues 45 – not the previous scene of rare 78rpm recordings that have been documented heavily for decades – but the later ... (Blues, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDo The Blues 45s Vol 2 –The Ultimate Blues 45 Collection ... CD
Think (Japan), 1960s. New Copy ... $26.99
Blues 45s – but material that's also pretty close to the funky 45 spirit of the 60s too – given that most of these cuts have a pretty raw groove! The blues element usually comes from a guitar or harmonica element, or a way of vocal phrasing – but much of the background ... (Blues, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousEasy Tempo Vol 4 – A Kaleidoscopic Collection Of Exciting & Diverse Cinematic Themes ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Soundtrack funk doesn't get any better than this – thanks to a head-expanding of tracks from the Italian scene of the 60s and 70s – served up with the usual ear for a great cut by the folks at Easy Tempo! The groove here is far from the "easy" you might expect – and ... read more CD
(Newly remastered edition!)

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Dynamic Label ... CD
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.98
That's a sweet image on the cover – and the grooves inside are equally dynamic too – a really wonderful collection that's easily one of the most compelling in Numero's Eccentric Soul series! The work here all hails from the tiny San Antonio scene of the late 60s – but much of the ... read more CD
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Dynamic Label (with bonus tracks) ... LP 23.99

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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
(Slipcase has a small tear.)
Also available Eccentric Soul – The Nickel & Penny Labels ... LP 24.99

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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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VariousEnglish Weather ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
One of the coolest compilations we've ever heard from Ace Records – a really special set that follows in the tradition of their other St Etienne cafe/pub collections – and like those gems, a very different package than usual! This time around, the duo of Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs (who ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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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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VariousEthereal Magic Vol 3 – Deep Laid Back Soulful Groove – Compiled By DJ Tony Monson ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great volume in this really unique series – a set that delivers the laidback grooves promised in the title, but often from sources that are quite unusual too! Most of the cuts are soul numbers – including a few underground gems that you'll recognize – but there's also work from ... read more CD

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VariousEven Mo' Mod Jazz ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The latest volume in one of our favorite series of soul jazz tracks! This one opens the scope way past previous volumes, and features a rollicking party of tasty little groovers – most of them with a raw, uptempo, funky 45 jukebox kind of feel! Tracks are from the Chess, Fantasy, Jewel, ... read more CD

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VariousFatback's Soul Shop ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
If we had a shop like this in our neighborhood – we'd be broke! Fatback are (of course) the legendary 70s funk group whose records we've loved for decades – but what's not as well known is that they also ran a little storefront office known as the House Of Fatback, located in Queens, ... read more CD

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VariousFeeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a ... read more CD
Also available Feeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD 7.99

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VariousFeeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $7.99
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a ... read more CD
Also available Feeling Nice Vol 4 – A Collection Of Super Rare & Super Heavy Funk 45s From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD 9.99

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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
Also available For Discos Only – Indie Dance Music From Fantasy & Vanguard Records – 1976 to 1981 (5LP set) ... LP 68.99

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VariousFreak Out Total 3 – Quebec France Belgique Psyche Jello 1968 to 1973 ... CD
Mucho Gusto (Canada), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $19.99
Not a total freakout, but definitely heading in the right direction – thanks to a motherlode of amazing tracks pulled from the Francophone scene at the end of the 60s! The core styles here are definitely rock, but there's plenty of funky appeal too – thanks to heavy drums, rumbling ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Free Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD 16.99

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VariousFree Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD
Tabu/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $16.99
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
(Includes obi.)
Also available Free Soul – The Treasures Of Tabu ... CD 13.99

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VariousFree Soul Windy City – Brunswick Treasure ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A stellar collection of work from the legendary Brunswick Records – put together with the special vibe of the Free Soul series! The tunes here are upbeat and soaring – not club or disco, but earlier soul numbers that sparkle with this sort of positive energy – a vibe that's very ... read more CD

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VariousFrench Disco Boogie Sounds Vol 3 – 1977 to 1987 – Selected By Charles Maurice ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
A decade's worth of slinky sounds from the French scene – a good number of which were recorded after the big disco boom years in the US – at a time when the European clubs kept things going with some fresh flavors of their own! The style here isn't as overtly disco as you might think ... 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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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 2 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes ... read more CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 3 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CDs ... $13.99 14.98
The vaults are open again, and the folks at FTG have done another amazing job of pulling together rare soul tracks from their massive catalog of reissues! FTG focus here mostly on vintage Sony/RCA material – and the 3CD package features a great mix of 70s and 80s soul – tunes that ... read more CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 4 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few ... read more CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 5 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes ... read more CD

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VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 6 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $13.99 14.98
The vaults are open again, and the folks at FTG have done another amazing job of pulling together rare soul tracks from their massive catalog of reissues! FTG focus here mostly on vintage Sony/RCA material – and the 3CD package features a great mix of 70s and 80s soul – tunes that ... 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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VariousGettin Funky – The Birth Of New Orleans R&B (4CD set) ... CD
Proper (UK), Late 40s/1950. Used 4 CDs ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Professor Longhair, Archibald, Dave Bartholomew, Smiley Lewis, Roy Brown, Fats Domino and many more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGilles Peterson In Brazil ... CD
Ether (UK), 1960s/2004. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A soaring selection of Brazilian groove – selected by the great Gilles Peterson – one of the best collections ever assembled by the world famous DJ! Gilles goes way past the obvious for the sets, which are divided into two discs – one for classic tracks (many of which are ... read more CD

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VariousGlucklich IV – A Collection Of Brazilian Flavours From The Past & Present ... CD
Compost (Germany), 2000. Used ... $7.99
The latest (and perhaps greatest) entry into this always-wonderful series! As with the earlier volumes, this one's an amazing transformation of Brazilian grooves into a hyper-modern European idiom – featuring core acoustic beats and riffs remade into lush jazzy grooves by some of the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGroove On! Vol 3 ... CD
DCC, 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
Music from Brick, the Isley Brothers, Marvin Gaye, Rebbie Jackson, Maze, George Duke, Ashford & Simpson, Chaka Khan, the Three Degrees & Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousHadley Murrell Presents Funk You ... CD
HDM, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 15.98
Rare funky work from producer Hadley Murrell – a man who's maybe best-remembered for his clubby tracks of the late 70s, but who does a surprisingly great job here with the harder side of the spectrum too! The package is a bit short on dates and details – the notes are mostly just ... read more CD

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VariousHong Kong Disco ... CD
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
A mighty sweet little set – not just Hong Kong disco, but also a fair bit of soul and AOR tracks too – all of which we've never heard before! Much of the music here shows a strong American influence – right down to the English language lyrics that top almost all the tracks – ... read more CD
Also available Hong Kong Disco ... LP 29.99

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VariousI Got Funk – Time To Get Down ... CD
Playoff (France), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $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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VariousInner Peace – Rare Spiritual Funk & Jazz Gems – The Supreme Sound Of Producer Bob Shad ... CD
We Want Sounds (France), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
That's reedman Hadley Caliman on the front cover – looking mighty righteous, and really setting the vibe for the music on the collection – a far-reaching, deeply-soulful batch of tracks from the Mainstream Records label in the early 70s! Mainstream's maybe not as well-remembered as a ... read more CD

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VariousIt's A Groovy Thing Vol 2 – The Amazing Jazz Funk Guitar Sound ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2000s. New Copy ... $16.99
A collection with a classic-looking cover, and some classic-styled instrumentals as well – even though most of this music is only about a decade old! The set brings together a sweet batch of guitar-driven numbers from the Irma Records catalog – an imprint that we can always trust to ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousJ Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Mindblowing jazz from Japan – a tremendous introduction to the 70s scene in Tokyo if you've never heard this music at all – and a package that also includes a fair bit of rare tracks, even if you're not a newcomer! The Japanese love of American jazz is no secret – and the music ... read more CD
Also available J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP 29.99

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VariousJazz Dance Fusion – Presented By Colin Curtis ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99
Don't think "fusion" as in the usual electric mode of the jazz genre – think instead of the kind of cool cuts that mix together a few different modes – Brazilian and funky, vocal and groovy, modal and Latin – all of which you'll hear in this great little set! The ... read more CD

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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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✨✧ 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 ... $29.99 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 Mambo 3 – Afro Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1947 to 1960 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Maybe the rootsiest set so far in this excellent series – and one that almost seems to go back and look a bit at the evolution of the genre! As you probably know from our notes on the previous collections, the term "jukebox mambo" is here used to refer to postwar R&B that's ... read more CD

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection 3 – More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.98
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 CD

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VariousKroniki Filmowe Polish Library Music 1963 to 1978 ... CD
GAD (Poland), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A killer look at the ultra-obscure world of Polish sound library recordings in the 60s and 70s – music that's even rarer than the small pressing albums from Western Europe at the time, and equally groovy as well! The track selection here is superb – handled by the Soul Service team who ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousKruder & Dorfmeister – The K&D Sessions ... CD
Studio K7 (Germany), Late 90s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
The German studio geniuses go to town on some of the best work of the late 90s – remixing a host of tracks that range from the junglist musings of Birtish artists like Roni Size and Alex Reece, to the jazzier riffings of the Compost crew. Remixed titles include "Heroes" by Roni Zie ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousLe Beat Bespoke Vol 7 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... CD
Detour (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99
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 CD
Also available Le Beat Bespoke Vol 7 – Tailor Made Cuts Compiled By Rob Bailey ... LP 15.99

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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 ... $15.99
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 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
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 CD

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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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VariousMasterpiece Volume 22 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky club from the post-disco years – served up in a mix of tracks that go way past the obvious! Even at the start of this series, the Masterpiece folks were giving us something fresh and different – and all these many volumes later, they're digging deeper than ever – yet also ... read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 23 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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