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✨✧ Attica Blues/Shinichi OsawaOh La La La ... CD
Toys Factory (Japan), 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful bit of funkiness from Attica Blues and Shinichi Osawa from Mondo Grosso! The CD's a 7 track e.p. – with 6 mixes of the heavenly soul cut "Oh La La La", a remake of Tina Marie's classic, done with heavy hip hop beats, great warm instrumental samples, and excellent female vocals, sung in English. The CD also contains the excellent track "What Are You Gonna Do Now", another great soulful groover with vocals by Roba El-essawy. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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✨✧ Mario BiondiChange Of Scenes (Remixes & Unreleased Tracks) ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2011. Used ... $16.99
Breezy, jazzy alternate versions and some strong unreleased tracks from Italian vocalist Mario Biondi – great stuff that offers a fresh take on material from the landmark A Handful Of Soul album and more! Biondi's A Handful Of Soul brilliantly got the ball for Biondi, who's now a bonafide major Italian star, and with good reason. His raspy voice exudes warmth and soulfulness in a way that brings to mind some the most charismatic singers of the past few decades in both jazz and soul, but with a breezy jazzy charm to the arrangements that's the perfect foil! Change Of Seasons doesn't skew away from any of those strengths with the re-worked numbers, just offers a fresh perspective, and the couple of previously unheard numbers are great, too. "A Handful Of Soul (Takin' The Live Mood)", "I'm Her Daddy (Daddy's Point Of View Version)", "This Is What You Are (The Brazilian Rime)", "Slow Hot Wind (Slow Hot Version)", "This Is What You Are (Dim's Hipster Jazz Version by Dimitri From Paris)", "But Not For You (Vocal Demo Version)" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mario BiondiSun (Italian pressing) ... CD
Sony (Italy), 2013. Used ... $9.99
The sun shines brightly on Mario Biondi – really making this record sparkle with a charm that goes way beyond Mario's previous albums – a quality that's less retro than before, and which shows Biondi as a growing soul star with really universal appeal! There's still some of the old school jazz in the mix that we love from Mario's Schema work – but the album's also got a fuller production style at times, one that really expands the palette of Biondi's colors, and which has him working here with help from key guests who include Omar, Leon Ware, Al Jarreau, Incognito, and Chaka Khan – and even a bit of organ from the James Taylor Quartet! Jean-Paul "Bluey" Maunick helped co-write a good number of tracks on the set – and titles include "Shine On", "Come To Me", "Woman Woman", "What Have You Done To Me", "Never Stop", "La Voglia La Pazzia L'Idea", "Girl Blue", "Light To The World", and "Catch The Sunrise". CD has a great package – hardcover book-style, with pages inside! CD
(Packaged in a cool hardbound book.)

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✨✧ DJ ShadowEndtroducing – Deluxe Edition ... CD
Island, 1996. Used 2CD ... Out Of Stock
It seems like when this came out, critics and even DJs liked to drop the then new moniker "trip hop" whenever possible, and this pivotal album was held up as the watershed mark. A number of years down the line, Endtroducing holds up incredibly well, but as an instrumental hip hop LP, and even sort of an avant rock album – giving it a timeless feel that obliterates any trendy pigeonhole! Cinematic and epic in scope, this LP as much as anything else helped resurrect the career of David Axelrod (though some of us were hip to him all along). Josh Davis is clearly a fellow traveler in the coloristic approach he uses – and never forgets the funk! Disc one features the main album – with "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling", "What Does Your Soul Look Like (pts 1 & 4)" and "Midnight In A Perfect World". This reverent release features a great second disc of additional Shadow grooves from the era – including alternate versions, remixes, previously unreleased tunes, demo beats and a 12 1/2 minute live mix! Tracks include "Best Foot Forward" (alternate version), "Building Steam WIth A Grain Of Salt" (alternate take w/out overdubs), "Number Song" (Cut Chemist party mix), "Napalm Brain" (original demo beat), and "DJ Shadow Live In Oxford, England, Oct 30 1997". (Hip Hop, New Grooves) CD
(Includes slipcover.)

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✨✧ FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic sound of Funkadelic, reworked by a key selection of contemporary talents from the Detroit scene – but never in a way that wrecks the originals at all! Unlike other remix projects, which might break up the music to a point that you can hardly recognize the original grooves – this set does a wonderful job of maintaining all the integrity of the famous funky recordings by the group, while also letting some artists from the group's hometown also include a few of their own contributions too – all in ways that really expand the original vision of the music, while keeping things in a funky soul vein all the way through! Given all the greateness of Detroit grooves in recent years – from that city's very fertile underground of producers and musicians – the sound here is still even more amazing than we expected, and the album's a very fitting one to be issued on the Westbound label. The set's double-length, and for good reason too – and titles include "Music 4 My Mother (Underground Resistance mix)", "Sexy Ways (Recloose disco flip)", "Get Your Ass Off & Jam (Marcellus Pittman rmx)", "You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure (Alton Miller mix)", "Super Stupid (Dirtbombs version)", "Music For My Mother (Andres Wo Ahh Ay voc mix)", "Cosmic Slop (Moodymann mix)", "Be My Beach (Mophono & Tom Thump)", "Let's Make It Last (Kenny Dixon Jr edit)", "Let's Take It To The Stage (Amp Fiddler @Ya mix)", "Undisco Kidd (Gay Marvine edit)", "Looking Back At You (Ectomorph stripped & dubbed)", and "Standing On The Verge (Anthony Shake Shakir & T Dancer rmx)". (Soul, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Harlem ExperimentHarlem Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the hippest entries so far in Ropeadope's Experiment series – every bit as amazing as their previous experimental excursions to Philadelphia and Detroit! Like those previous sets, this one attempts to refine the best sounds of a local scene – focusing here on the rich array of talent in contemporary Harlem, and bringing them together in a really unique mix of modes! There's nearly a century's worth of influences bubbling through the set – jazz, Latin, funk, and a bit of soul – and it all comes together with a freshly cohesive contemporary groove, one that's never content to simply rehash older cliches or stick with what you might expect. Our hat's off to producer Aaron Luis Levinson, who really did a wonderful job of bringing together the players here – including Don Byron on clarinet and tenor, Olu Dara on trumpet and guitar, DJ Arkive on turntables, Eddie Martinez on organ and electric piano, Carlos Alomar on guitars, and Steve Berrios on drums and percussion. Vocals are by Queen Esther, Taj Mahal, James Hunter, and Olu Dara – and titles include "One For Jackie", "Harlem River Drive", "Think", "Lil Bit", "One For Malcolm", "Rose In Spanish Harlem", "Walking Through Harlem", "It's Just Begun", "Rigor Mortis", and "Reefer Man". (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ JazzanovaOf All The Things (deluxe 3LP version – with pop up gatefold sleeve & download) ... LP
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), 2008. New Copy 3LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tremendous step forward for Jazzanova – an album that's overflowing with classic soul touches, and done in a style we'd hardly have expected from the group a few years before! Jazzanova have always had an ear for older sounds in their music – which is something that first set them apart from the dancefloor pack – but this album's a really amazing achievement, and one that's put together with the solid sound of some lost late 60s sessions from Motown at points – or with some of the cooler sounds of European jazz of the 70s! There's still a 21st Century vibe to the music – a bit of crackle here and there that marks it as contemporary – but the backings also have tight orchestrations, occasional strings, and that perfectly put-together quality that still makes us marvel at old soul and jazz records after all these years. Vocals are sublime too – as the album features contributions from Phonte, Paul Randolph, Ben Westbeech, Jose James, Dwele, Bembe Segue, and Leon Ware – all of whom fit in perfectly, without any of the sort of random "vocals with sound system" feel you might get in another album of this type. Most tracks are co-written with the vocalist – which is an even hipper touch that ensures a depth of quality – and titles include "Gafiera", "Lucky Girl", "Little Bird", "I Can See", "Look What You're Doin To Me", "Let Me Show Ya", "Lie", and "So Far From Home" – plus a great cover of "Rockin You Eternally". 2019 Deluxe 3LP version comes with a full LP of previously unreleased instrumentals, too! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download – and comes in a pop-up gatefold sleeve!)

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✨✧ Tom Misch & Yusef DayesSome Kinda Music ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tom Misch and Yusef Dayes definitely make some kinda music here – a sweet blend of jazzy elements, contemporary soul, and a spacious, spacey vibe that resonates strongly with some of our favorite recent sounds from the west coast! The album's on Blue Note, but it's a bit different than some of the label's recent projects – even those that are more soul-based – as the vibe here is heavy on keyboards, vocals, and guitar from Misch – set up with drums from Dayes, in a style that's funky but mellow – all tripping out nicely, with help from a variety of guests along the way. Titles include "Tidal Wave", "The Real", "Sensational", "I Did It For You", "Julie Mangos", "Kyiv", "Last 100", and "What Kinda Music" – plus "Lift Off", with guest work from Rocco Palladino – and "Nightrider", with guest work from Freddie Gibbs! (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD

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Night TrainsSleazeball ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1994. Used ... $4.99
The second album by this funky London combo from the early 90s – stepping forth dramatically from their first set with a smoother modern soul groove. As with the first set, the tracks are stepped in a tradition of funky jazz – but unlike the first one, the groove goes deeper, with a bit more production overall, and use of some of the early 90s London modes of arranging to take the music into a more contemporary R&B mode. Tracks include "Sure Can't Go To The Moon", "Love Is The Teacher", "Move On Out Together", "Lovesick", "Smokey's Clown", and "What Good Is Love?" (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Shuya OkinoUnited Legends ... CD
Geneon (Japan), 2006. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The "Legends" in the title of this one is certainly correct – as the album features input from Fertile Ground, Carleen Anderson, Bugz In The Attic, Clara Hill, Domu, and many others – a top-shelf array of 21st Century soul talents, all working here under the guidance of Shuya Okino! Shyua's half of Kyoto Jazz Massive – and the style here certainly has plenty of the best elements of recent KJM work, but also a much farther-reaching sense of soul – one that bristles and crackles with energy throughout, and which makes the album one of the most dynamic projects we've heard in years! Okino wrote and produced the album, but music is mostly played or provided by the guests – not just the backings, but the lead vocals as well! Titles include "If It Is Love" with Clara Hill & Pirahnahead, "Thank You" with Navasha Daya & Kyoto Jazz Massive, "Turn It Up" with Afronaught and Mellisa Browne, "Beautiful Sadness" with Carleen Anderson and Domu, "Pieces Of You" with Yukimi Nagano & Dego, "Summer Love" with Nicky Guiland and Seiji, "Love Is The Key" with Josh Milan and Phil Asher, "What Would I Do Without You" by Vikter Duplaix and Mark De Clive-Lowe, and "A Million Tears" with Courtney Denni and Da Lata. CD
(Out of print.)

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William Onyeabor & OthersWhat? – William Onyeabor Remixed ... CD
Luaka Bop, 2014. Used ... $4.99
The mad music of William Onyeabor has gained many admirers over the years – a diverse array of artists from a diverse array of scenes – some of whom have come together in this mighty hip tribute to the master! The tunes here are either remixes, reworks, or complete covers of Onyeabor's incredible electric grooves from the late 70s and early 80s – and the project's so special, Luaka Bop even called in the help of Moog to put it together – no surprise, given how moogy some of William's music could be! The remixes are all very faithful, as are the reworks – and even the covers aren't the sort of cloyingly selfish sort you usually get on tribute albums – but instead feel like some great later iteration of Onyeabor's genius. Titles include Hot Chip's cover of "Atomic Bomb", Joakim & Akwetey's cover of "Good Name", David Terranova's remix of "Body & Soul", The Vaccines' remix of "Do You Want A Man", JD Twitch's (Optimo) cover of "Why Go To War?", Javelin's remix of "Heaven & Hell", Scientist's remix of "Body & Soul", and the track "Ye Ye", which is Daphni's rework of "When The Going Is Smooth & Good". (Global Grooves, New Grooves) CD

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✨✧ Osaka MonaurailThankful – For What You've Done ... CD
RD Records (Japan), 2005. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A massive bit of funk from the Japanese scene – served up by a group with a real love for the classic sounds of James Brown! Osaka Monaurail take their name from the JB's tune "Monaurail" (also picking up the misspelling in the process!) – and play in a JBs-styled mix of tight horns, riffing guitars, and socking funky drum bits that never seem to miss! The lead singer growls in a style that's a bit James Brown – but which is also touched by his own approach to the lyrics, in a tone that's one of the most unusual we've ever heard from a funk band. But the real strength of the set is in its grooves – tight, right, and perfectly done at a level that reminds us strongly of the best late 60s funk work on King Records – but which also has a hard-vamping style that's all its own! These guys come from the other side of the globe, but we'd easily rank them right up there with the best of the Desco, Soul Fire, and Daptone generation! Titles include "Double Up Now", "Back & Alive 77", "Thankful (For What You've Done)", "Two Houses Make A Happy Home (rmx)", "Six Days Of Madness", and "Mindpower (parts 1 & 2)". (Deep Funk, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Owusu & HannibalLiving With Owusu & Hannibal ... CD
Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $2.99
A Danish duo, but one with plenty of soul – percolated nicely together in a range of complicated influences, and coming off somewhere between the spacier sound of current Detroit and the more beat-heavy grooves of the Raw Fusion posse! The record has a really rich sort of feel – countless strands of soul twisted together in one bold tapestry of sound – all coming together in a way that's never forced or gimmicky, and which has really given us a lot of respect for these guys right off the bat! Most tunes have vocals woven into the crisp beats, keys, and other sounds – and titles include "Monster", "Upstairs Downstairs", "Watch", "What's It About", "Means Nothing", "A Million Babies", "Blue Jay", "Le Fox", "Delerium", "Elephants", and a great cover of "Caroline No". CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Part Time HeroesMeanwhile ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2008. Used ... $4.99
The first full album from Part Time Heroes – a group who've done some remixes and singles over the past few years, but who really step forward strongly with this set! There's a depth here we never would have guessed from their clever cuts before – a fuller, richer sound that draws from jazzy roots, but also inflects them with some soundtrack-like influences too – putting things together in a careful blend of acoustic instrumentation and electric elements – often with a warm feel that's strongly soulful. Keyboards really shine on the set – there's a lot of Rhodes here – but there's also work on trumpet, flute, and tenor that stands out too – not used in straight jazz ways, but to inflect some organic colors on the tunes. Vocals are by Laura Vane, Jono McCleery, Liane Carroll, and Bridgette Amofah – but a few of the tracks are instrumental too. Titles include "Stop Fade Blur", "Realise", "Shadowlands", "Sun Will Shine", "Method", "What's The Noise/What It Could Be", "In My Soul", and "Angels Fly". CD
(Out of print.)

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QwestlifeProphecy ... LP
Glitterbox, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... $28.99
That's a retro-styled logo on the cover, and it really gets at the spirit of the sound that Qwestlife is laying down – a mode that hearkens back to 70s club, but which also understands the warmer side of house music too – served up in a blend that reminds us of the early years of Incognito, and maybe some of the best from Joey Negro and the Sunburst Band! One track has more of an old school hip hop vibe – but that's OK with us, as it features guest work from Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Melle Mel, and Scorpio – and most of the rest are slamming club bangers, done with a very soulful groove – on titles that include "Don't Break My Heart", "Can't Stop (boogie mix)", "Hit It Off (disco soul version)", "Cut You Loose", "Give Me A Minute", "Shooting Star", "Universal Soldier", and "What You Like". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Cecilia Stalin & Khari SimmonsStory Of Love EP ... CD
Cecilia Stalin, 2015. Used ... $2.99
We've always loved vocalist Cecilia Stalin, no matter what the setting – but here, she might be in the best company ever – working with jazzy backings from Khari Cabral Simmons and other members of the Atlanta scene – on a record that's drenched in soul from the very first note! Stalin hails from London, was born in Sweden, and worked with Koop and other overseas acts – but she's also got this strongly soulful quality that's always made her a favorite with American listeners too – and here, working with Khari, she's almost returning the favor by giving a special sort of Atlanta spin to her music! The music's based on strong basslines from Simmons, and features lots of warm keyboards – and all the rhythms are live, with a spontaneous jazzy undercurrent that works perfect with Cecilia's lovely vocals. Our only complaint might be that we would have loved a full record from the duo – but the four songs here offer maybe more than most other full LPs. Titles include a great reworking of Jon Lucien's "Sunny Day", plus "He Loves You", "The Story Of Love", and "Norwegian Wood". CD
(CDr release packaged in a slim sleeve.)

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Dwight Trible & The Life Force TrioLove Is The Answer (plus bonus instrumentals) ... CD
Ninja Tune, 2005. Used 2 CDs ... $8.99
Soul jazz vocalist Dwight Trible gathers the forces for this magnificent effort – an album pairing his emotionally rich vocals and singular spirit with a group of largely west coast allstars – and it's pure genius! The Life Force Trio, from what we can tell, is simply the moniker for a small army of free thinking guests from the deep funk, hip hop and turntablist underground assembled by Carlos Nino of Ammon Contact. The guest list includes SA-RA, J Dilla, Madlib, Daedelus, Scienze Of Life, Nate Morgan, Dwight's Build An Ark fellows and many others. It features some vocals Dwight has laid down for other albums, and some unreleased recordings – how they pair up so intricately well, with such fresh and varied production is a beautiful mystery. This record could have merely served as an interesting exercise in combined talents, but instead it absolutely soars, and could be remembered as Dwight's masterpiece! It may also be one of the best Ninja Tune albums ever! Tracks include "Equipoise" feat SA-RA, "Freedom Dance", "The Rhythm", "Waves Of Infinite Harmony", a fresh take on Coltrane's "A Love Supreme", "Love Is The Answer", "I Was Born On Planet Rock", "Constellations" feat Super Nova, "Celestial Blues" and more. The CD also includes a bonus disc on instrumentals! CD

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Vibration Black FingerCan You See What I'm Trying To Say ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
The deepest work to date from Vibration Black Finger – a group headed up by UK drummer Lascelle Gordon, and who effortlessly mix together acoustic jazz elements and other sonic elements – very much in the best spirit of some of their contemporaries on the London scene! Gordon's drums and percussion are at the core of each number – but the instrumentation shifts a fair bit as the set goes on – with flute, piano, keyboards, reeds, and bass from a variety of different guests – including Nat Birchall on tenor and Julie Kjaer on alto and flute! There's a few vocal moments – courtesy of the great Maggie Nicols and Ebony Rose – but most of the set is instrumental, and titles include "Soul Fire", "Only In A Dream", "Persia & Cornelius", "Twelve Wire Byrd", "Gutkind's Dream", "Can't You See What I'm Trying To Say", "Acting For Liberation", and "Empty Streets". (Jazz, New Grooves) CD
Also available Can You See What I'm Trying To Say ... LP 26.99

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Vibration Black FingerCan You See What I'm Trying To Say ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99 29.99
The deepest work to date from Vibration Black Finger – a group headed up by UK drummer Lascelle Gordon, and who effortlessly mix together acoustic jazz elements and other sonic elements – very much in the best spirit of some of their contemporaries on the London scene! Gordon's drums and percussion are at the core of each number – but the instrumentation shifts a fair bit as the set goes on – with flute, piano, keyboards, reeds, and bass from a variety of different guests – including Nat Birchall on tenor and Julie Kjaer on alto and flute! There's a few vocal moments – courtesy of the great Maggie Nicols and Ebony Rose – but most of the set is instrumental, and titles include "Soul Fire", "Only In A Dream", "Persia & Cornelius", "Twelve Wire Byrd", "Gutkind's Dream", "Can't You See What I'm Trying To Say", "Acting For Liberation", and "Empty Streets". (Jazz, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Can You See What I'm Trying To Say ... CD 13.99

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VariousBelgrade's Burning Vol 2 – Section Through Belgrade's 2002 Jazzy Funky Groovy Trippy Club Scene ... CD
Cosmic Sounds (UK), 2002. Used ... $4.99
Funky tunes from the Yugoslavian underground – with a good bit of jazz thrown into the mix! Cosmic Sound's second dip into the Belgrade scene is even richer than the first – showing an array of under-discovered artists with talents that run far past the usual sample and program mode. Many of these tunes are steeped in the 70s modal and fusion jazz styles that inform the reissue work on Cosmic Sounds – and although there's a lot of different artists on the set, there's a warm cohesiveness to the material that makes the compilation instantly captivating. Titles include "Junky Hooker" by Nova Express, "That's What You Do" by Mint, "Soul Music" by Tubachin, "Fiddler" by Magic Disco Tasters, "29th Madness" by Robot, "There Is Always Someone" by Bgyss, "IR Night Vision Goggles" by Teget, and "The Bull Is Dead" by Zeljko Kerleta. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousEarly Works – Funk, Soul, & Afro Rarities From The Archives (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), Mid 2010s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really great little collection – one that's maybe not as "early" as you'd guess from the title, given that most of these tracks are less than a decade old – but a set that really shows the great ear for a classic style that we love from the ATA label! Most of these tracks have a rock-solid deep funk mode – more 70s in their approach, and with a range that moves between cinematic funk, Ethio-influenced numbers, and a number of down-to-earth grooves – of the sort you might find on a vintage funky 45! Titles include "Cave Of Brahma" and "Elephant" by The Sorcerers, "The Flip" by Cleveland Freckleton, "Cookie Jar" by The Reverend Barrington Stanley, "Thought Forms" by Ivan Von Engelberger's Asteroid, "Sucker Punch" by The Mandatory Eight, "What Are We Made Of" by The Cadets, and "London Station" by The Lamplighters. (Deep Funk, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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VariousReal Thing ... CD
Mind (France), 2005. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
A really unusual set of grooves from the minds of Mind Records – a new Comet Records offshoot! The vibe here is very similar to some of the recent work from Comet – like albums by Doctor L, Psyco On Da Bus, or Rare Moods – all of whom make an appearance on the set, and share enough members to give the collection a really unified sound! Much of the work is in the messed-up, highly rhythmic mode we've come to love from Comet – a sound that's got its roots in older grooves of the 70s, and which is influenced by a range of styles from around the globe – but which has somehow managed to make them fit all within the quirkier fringes of the current Paris scene! Titles include "Freaky Habbits" by Da Linck, "Help From My Brothers" by Psyco, "What Have You Got To Give" by Doctor L, "Gwotet (Rare Moods rework)" by David Murray and The Gwo-Ka Masters, "5 Days Long" by Broken & Dom Farkas, "Mis America (Doctor L rework)" by Drugs, "Walk On" by Not Your Frequency, and "Dark Soul" by Broken. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTotally Wired & Illicit Grooves – Acid Jazz – The Birth Of A Scene 1987 to 1990 ... CD
Acid Jazz/BGP (UK), Late 80s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Tremendous grooves from the earliest (and best) years of the acid jazz scene – all recorded at a time when London was exploding with sounds from the 60s and 70s, and turning out some of the hippest music on the planet! Although the term "acid jazz" was soon mishandled and mis-managed here in the US, the earliest days of the movement were really a tremendous time in London – a period when folks returned to the core elements that made funk, jazz, and soul great – and shook off all of the too-electric and too-stiff modes that had crept in during the 80s! Most of the work here is in a really spare, stripped-down funky mode – a cross between soul jazz of the 60s and blacksploitation funk of the 70s, with possibly a few more contemporary elements thrown into the mix. And in these years way before the current deep funk revival, what's even more important is the way these songs were produced – with a warmth that other groups hadn't had in years, and a real love of the way these tracks might have sounded in older studios a few decades before. The package contains a number of key rare singles from the Acid Jazz label, other album tracks, and even a few classics that had a big influence on the London scene. Titles include the rare pre-Acid Jazz single "Got To Give" by The Brand New Heavies, the sublime "Rejoice In Righteousness" by Bukky Leo Quintet, and the tracks "Cut & Run" by Lay Zee Muthas, "Like A Gun" by King Truman, "The Killer" by Night Trains, "People Get Ready" by The Brand New Heavies, "Haw Right Now" by Patrice Rushen, "Earthly Powers" by Man Called Adam, "Mr PC" by Snowboy, "Spinning Wheel" by New Jersey Kings, "Let The Good Times Roll" by The Quiet Boys, and "Mighty Mouse" by Caesar Frazier. Loads of great notes too – a really detailed look at the London scene at the end of the 80s! CD

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