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Funky Compilations — In Stock — CDs

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VariousAllspice ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
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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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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VariousBlue Brazil Vol 2 ... CD
Blue Note (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Fantastic! And every bit as wonderful as volume one. Put together by the guys at Mr. Bongo, this volume 2 features more rare Brazilian gems from the Brazilian EMI/Odeon catalog. The selection is stunning, and filled with material that will make your jaw drop! Way beyond the usual bossa stuff, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBrunswick Bubblers – Presented By Gilles Peterson ... CD
Brunswick/Octave (Japan), Used ... $24.99
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousCircles – Mixed By Jazzanova ... CD
Brownswood/Talkin' Loud (Japan), 1998. Used ... $18.99
Very cool compilation series that has some of the world's best DJs selecting classic groovers from the back catalog of smaller Polygram labels – like MPS, Brownswood, and Talking Loud. This volume was picked by Jazzanova of Compost Records fame, and it's a stellar batch of 21st Century ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ VariousCity Lights – Sound Design & Styling By Tadashi Yabe (United Future Organization) ... CD
Brownswood/Suonaphone (Japan), 1999. Used ... $8.99
Another nice one in this great Brownswood series that has "Top DJ of the World" selecting groovy and funky tracks from the Polygram catalog. This volume's perhaps the most complex of the series, and features a wealth of interesting material put together by Tadashi from United Future ... read more CD
(NOTE: CD is missing back artwork in case – and is priced accordingly.)

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VariousClassic Funk 2 – Definitive Classic Funk Mastercuts Vol 2 ... CD
Mastercuts (UK), 1970s. Used ... $4.99
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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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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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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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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VariousDon't Stop – Recording Tap ... CD
Numero, Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Not much of a cover photo, but one of the most amazing collections so far from the Numero Group – a richly archival project that finally brings to light the lost efforts of the short lived Tap Records label! Tap was the brainchild of Jeremiah Yisrael – an ambitious producer, and ... read more CD
(Slipcover has some edgewear.)

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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.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ VariousFlying Dutchman Funk Jazz Classics ... CD
Flying Dutchman/BMG (Japan), Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Tracks by Gil Scott Heron, Lonnie Liston Smith, Groove Holmes, Cesar, Harold Alexander, and Leon Thomas. CD
(Out of print.)

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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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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 Jammy 2 – Mocean Worker Digs Into The 32 Records Vault For Some More Great Funk Classics ... CD
32 Jazz, 1970s. Used ... $9.99
Music from Catalyst, Les McCann, Joao Donato, Grant Green, Carlos Garnett, Eddie Jefferson & ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGroove 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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✨✧ VariousHip Walk – Jazz Undercurrents In 60s New York ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), 1960s. Used ... $9.99
A very groovy selection of tracks from the New York scene of the 60s – mostly tunes pulled from the Prestige and Milestone labels, and a mixture of soul jazz, modal jazz, and early funky jazz! There's a nicely gritty feel to the set – artists trying to really find a new way to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 1 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 8 – Advanced Jazz (limited edition) ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. Used ... $18.99
Advanced Jazz from Madlib – No 8 in his sprawling, epic monthly series of 2010 – a nearly 80 minute trip into Madlib's jazz crates! This course in Advanced Jazz finds 'Lib in incomparable DJ form – a mix of material from a half century of jazz recordings peppered with a mad ... (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print. Includes Medicine Show obi.)

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✨✧ VariousNight Trip – Compiled By Toshio Matsuura Of United Future Organization ... CD
Brownswood/Talkin' Loud (Japan), 1999. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The 4th volume in this excellent Brownswood series that has "Top DJ of the World" selecting groovy and funky tracks from the Polygram catalog! Compiled by one of the Brownswood partners, and a member of UFO, the album's got a beautiful blend of older jazz and funk tracks that show just ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNu Afrobeat Experience – Ultimate Afro-Funk Dance Grooves ... CD
Shanachie, 2002. Used ... $4.99
(Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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VariousNu Yorica! – Culture Clash In New York City 1970-1977 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s. Used 2CDs ... $21.99
Oy! This much-hailed collection of New York Latin crossover stuff from the seventies is worth all the fuss that everyone's making over it! Two discs worth of great stuff from some of the best talents on the NY Latin scene, including Ocho, Eddie Palmieri, Joe Bataan, and Harlem River Drive. Soul ... (Latin, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print. In original slipcover, with big booklet too. Slipcover has two small tears from old stickers.)

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✨✧ VariousOur Kind Of SABA – From Europe With Jazz ... CD
MPS (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $29.99
A fantastic collection of work from the legendary MPS and Saba labels – home to some of the most wonderful jazz recorded in Europe! The set mixes together tracks that all have a world jazz funk approach – and many titles include exotic elements such as African percussion, Eastern ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPeople Get Ready – A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield ... CD
Shanachie, 1993. Used ... $5.99
Music from Jerry Butler, Don Covay, Steve Cropper, Lani Groves, Delbert McClinton, Vernon Reid, David Sanborn, Angela Strehli, Bunny Wailer, Kim Wilson & more. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousReal Black Rhythm ... CD
Still, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Includes 25 tracks by Bobo Jenkins, Jo Jo Williams, Jerry Bradford & The Spades, Georgia Lane, Baby Washington, Otis Read, Frank Floyd, Little Cameron, Carl Simpson, and JJ Taylor. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)

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VariousRed Hot On Impulse ... CD
Impulse, 1960s. Used ... $5.99
A 2LP set on one CD, that collects some classic soul jazz sides from the glory days of the Impulse label – almost a "best of" set that features some undeniable 60s jazz treasures! Titles include "Stolen Moments" by Oliver Nelson, "Garvey's Ghost" by Max Roach, ... (Jazz, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print. Barcode has some marker.)

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✨✧ VariousSamba Soul 70! ... CD
Six Degrees/Ziriguiboom, Early 70s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
The sound of funky 70s Brazil! This excellent compilation brings together 16 lost funk and soul tunes from 70s Brazil – tracks inspired by American groups of the time, but touched with uniquely Brazilian influences that make them well worth discovering today. A few of these groups have ... (Brazil, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousStory Of Goldband Records ... CD
Goldband/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $9.99
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VariousSuono Libero ... CD
Irma (Italy), Early 70s. Used ... $12.99
The folks at Black Power records put this one together for Irma's La Douce label, and it's a great batch of tasty Italian jazz funk cuts that were never released to the public. As with the Trunk or Scoctopus comps, most of this stuff was recorded for commercial use, and only came out on limited ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSuono Libero Vol 2 – A Trip Through Obscure 70's Jazz Funk Tracks From Italian Music Library ... CD
Irma (Italy), Early 70s. Used 2CD ... Just Sold Out!
Now the rare grooves of the Italian studio scene can finally be available to the rest of the non-collector world at a good low price! This cool 2 CD set is filled with rare funky tracks from Italy that we either never see on wax, or else charge a fortune for when we do! Now, this cool looking ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousTrip To Brazil Vol 2 – Bossa & Beyond ... CD
EmArcy (Germany), 1999. Used 2 CDs ... $13.99
Incredible – and one of our best-ever compilations of Brazilian music! This volume takes off where volume 1 ended – and it shows the rich evolution of Brazilian music during and after the bossa era, using a tasty batch of rare tracks to illustrate the wide range of styles that emerged ... (Brazil, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUltimate Breaks & Beats Vol 1 & 2 ... CD
Street Beat, 1980s. Used ... $14.99
Finally! The first two compilations in the legendary series that broke open the crates, and let the rest of the world have easy access to classic breaks and beats put together on one CD! Each of the first two volumes in this set had 6 tracks, and almost all of them had the now well known edits ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUndisputed Soul – Mixed By DJ Spinna ... CD
Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $19.99
DJ Spinna takes on the sound of Motown, with wonderful results – and a groove that's quite different than any other project we've heard from him! If you only know Spinna as a talent in a contemporary mode, you'll really be surprised at his love and understanding of classic Motown – as ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUniversal Sounds Of America ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1996. Used ... $9.99
This is Soul Jazz's masterpiece suite of US independent soul jazz stuff from the seventies. This thing's a monster, and is almost a seventy minute non-stop ride through the heady side of American jazz by great artists like Sun Ra ("Space Is The Place"), Art Ensemble of Chicago ("Them ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousUp For The Down Stroke – Uncut Funk Vol 1 ... CD
Polydor (Germany), Mid 70s. Used ... $9.99
Some great JB gems here – including "Keep On Bumpin Before You Give Out Of Gas" by The Last Word, "Givin Up Food For Funk" by The JBs, and "Funky Drummer" by James Brown – plus more by Fatback, Parliament, Ohio Players, Parlet, and Kook & The Gang! (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print. CD has some pen on the label.)

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✨✧ VariousVerve Remixed ... CD
Verve, 1960s/2002. Used ... $1.99
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousVerve Unmixed ... CD
Verve, 1950s/1960s. Used ... $2.99
A great set of older tracks – at a really nice price! The package features 12 older jazz and vocal tunes that formed the basis for the slick new set Verve Remixed – the original versions of tracks on that set, offered here without any remixing, so that you can put the classics back to ... read more CD

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VariousWest End Story Vol 3 ... CD
West End/Musidisc (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
Includes performances by Taana Gardner, Glass, Michele, Inez Brooks, Phase II and others. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Out of print UK pressing.)
 
 



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