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✨✧ Big Boss ManHumanize ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2001. Used ... Out Of Stock
Excellent mod work from this new UK combo! The album's got a hip late 60s Go-Go feel – with screaming Hammond organ solos, bouncing bongo, and lots of fuzzed out guitars. There's more than a bit of funk in the mix, too – and you might well think of these guys as a swinging London equivalent to American funk acts on Desco and Soul Fire. A great debut – and what we hope will be the first of many excellent funk albums from the group! Titles include "Money", "Humanize", "Big Boss Man", "Party 7", "Out Of Time", "Bad Bad Whiskey", "Sell Your Soul", and "Big Boss Buddha". (Deep Funk, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Stephanie CookeEverything ... CD
King Street, 2004. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
What a joy – a full album's worth of work by Stephanie Cooke, one of the most soulful singers in house music of the past few years! The set brings together tracks recorded by Stephanie over the past few years – most of which were obscure singles, now vanished from the racks – collected here together as a strongly unified album, making for a much-needed full look at Stephanie's talents! The set features remix and production work by the likes of Louie Vega, DJ Spinna, Blaze, and Kenny Bobien – and titles include "I Never Told You You Could Stay (NuLife Ricanstruction voc mix)", "Everything (95 North club)", "Rain (DF's Rainforest mix)", "Alright (Big Moses orig voc)", "If I Have To Change (interlude & DJ Spinna voc rmx)", "I Thank You (Shelter Blaze voc mix)", "Here With My Best Friend (King Street reprise)", "Mind Body & Soul", and "Love's Been Right Here (Blaze voc mix)". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Mark De Clive-LoweLeaving This Planet EP (limited bonus track edition) ... CD
Mashibeats, 2011. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great little EP from Mark De Clive-Lowe – whose way of inflecting timeless dancefloor heat with boundless cosmic atmosphere and a genuine love of global soul jazz has always been big part of his appeal – and he's doing it as deeply as ever here! The Leaving This Planet EP is centered around a sweet cover of the Charles Earland classic – featuring beautiful soul vocals by Sharlene Hector – and Mark also covers Gene Harris's "Koko + Lee Roe" for another gem with a jazzy soul vibe. Other tracks include the Afrobeat and dancefloor hybrids "Dreams" and "Love Broke", both featuring Bembe Segue, plus "What It Is", "Eight", "Freesoul Interlude (Live)", "The Calling" feat Olatunde and "Hope" feat Rahel. CD
(Limited edition CD includes 4 more tracks than the digital release version. Comes in a slim sleeve.)

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✨✧ Peven EverettLove Story ... CD
Studio Confession, 2020. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bubbling, joyous grooves from Peven Everett – a set that's definitely flowing with some of the love vibes promised in the title, and which has Everett serving up this fantastic blend of upbeat rhythms and deeper instrumentation! Peven sometimes flirts with house music in the grooves, but he's always much more of a classic soul singer – especially on tracks like these, where he works the lyrics with a sense of person and inflection that really transforms the words – often simple, but given a hypnotic sort of vibe that really draws us in! Titles include "Love Story", "Busted", "What's Up Tonight", "I'm Goin To The Party", "It's Real", "Painfully Beautiful (rare moment mix)", and "We Got It Burnin". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD

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Peven EverettRealness ... CD
Studio Confession, 2007. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
One of the most soulful albums we've ever heard from Peven Everett – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given the depth of his work so far! The album's one of Peven's most song-based, vocally-strong efforts – an instant classic batch of tunes that show a tremendous evolution in his songwriting – an ability to tighten things up, give them more focus, and hit an even higher level than before! The vocals alone are tremendous – Peven singing right up front in the mix, with a style that's personal and positive – supported by flowing keyboards, and rhythms that are more soul-oriented than some of his other house-styled work. Titles include "Flowers & Candy", "Soon", "I Got It", "Sweetness Is", "Liquor Stores & Cadillacs", "True Love", and "What's Your Favorite Dance". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD

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FunkadelicFunkadelic – Reworked By Detroiters ... CD
Westbound (UK), Early 70s/2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... $14.99 19.98
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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✨✧ Nathan HainesSquire For Hire ... CD
Chilli Funk (UK), 2003. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lordy – what a great album! This is the kind of record that only comes down the pike once in a rare while – a completely solid, totally great, exemplary "take it to the next level" sort of album that you'll be playing for years! Nathan Haines already had our attention with his tremendous first album Sound Travels – one of the best full sets to come out of London in the past decade – but this second set is even more majestic than that one, with a fully-formed approach to the music that's simply stunning! Nathan throws out half of his broken beat chops, and digs even deeper into his soulful inspirations from earlier years – working with producer Phil Asher to craft one of the best soul jazz albums of the 21st century! Nathan wrote, arranged, and plays saxes on the set – and the album features guest vocals from Marlena Shaw, Vanessa Freeman, Rich Medina, and Marcus Begg – all of whom fit in perfectly with the cosmic soul jazz approach of the tunes! Imagine if Compost Records went into the past and merged with the Black Jazz label, and you've only got part of the picture of this one – as the set both pushes past expectations from other records, and redefines the standards all together! Includes a surprisingly great cover of Steely Dan's "FM", plus the cuts "Folk Jazz", "Oblivion", "Nothing New", "Springtime Rain", "O Misterio", "U See That", "Right By Your Side", and "Let It Go". CD
(Out of print.)

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Hu VibrationalBeautiful ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2004. Used ... $4.99
Hu Vibrational brings a pounding instrumental mix of percussion, electronic beats, and African-inspired jazz! The loose group feature multi-instrumentalist Adam Rudolph (who has played with Pharoah Sanders, Herbie Hancock and Don Cherry to name a few) on all types of acoustic drums, shakers, bamboo flutes and well beyond, avant garde drummer Hamid Drake on the trap and more, plus experimental beat makers/left field hip hop figures like Daedelus and Carlos Nino/Ammon Contact. What's really nice about this album is how well it coalesces throughout – the crew really finds a hypnotic groove all the way through, and it's not at all the disconnected mess that lesser figures in the experimental community often come up with! A tight, inventive surprise from the ever reliable Soul Jazz label. Tracks include "Joyous", "We Walk", "Friends And Gardens", "Locomotion", "Feet On A Beautiful Planet", "Walkabout It", "In The Here", "Sunkissed", "Return To Earth" and more. CD

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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)... $29.99 31.99
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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✨✧ Deborah JordanWhat You See ... CD
Futuristica (UK), 2010. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second full length from Deborah Jordan – an even better blend of smoothed out, elegantly layered electronic soul soundscapes and sweet vocals from Deborah – moving, soulful and with uncommon depth! One of the things we really loved about her debut was her way of delivering the vocals with warmth and feeling, and doing so with elegance and subtlety –that's carried on with What You See – a wonderful set of gently grooving soulscapes that's as rewarding as the first, if not more so. Includes "If I", "Love From The Sun", "What You See", "Observe", "Escape", "Deeper", "Relax", "See The Light", "Butterfly" and "Rise". Also includes a trio of remixes: "Want It Back (Marc Rapson Remix)", "Nothing Lasts (Rise Remix)" and "Slipping Away (Ty Macklin Remix)". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Sean KhanSlow Burner ... CD
Far Out (UK), 2011. Used ... $4.99
Not a slow burner, but a real cooker – served up here by a sweet London combo with a great mix of spiritual jazz and sweeter soul! Sean Khan leads the group, and plays some mighty sharp-edged alto and soprano sax – and other instrumentation includes Fender Rhodes, bass, and drums – often used in ways that follow Khan's lead on the instrumental tracks – but with a smoother, warmer feel on some of the numbers that feature female vocals in the lead! These cuts have a soulfulness that takes us back to the best years of the London scene – and they really sound great next to the instrumental numbers, which have a sharper feel overall – making for an album that's got a much richer voice than usual for this type of set. Titles include "Fluxman", "Piny Annie", "What Is Jazz", "El Presidente", "Black Narcissus", and "Castro De Castro". CD

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Mad ZachOut Of Body EP ... LP
Alpha Pup, 2018. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Densely atmospheric and hypnotically beat-driven grooves from Mad Zach on Alpha Pup! There's a bit more of intense electronic vibe here than the some of the more abstract jazzy soul soundscapes of a lot what we've heard on the label to date, which is gratifying honestly – and is compelling as can be and with a human soul behind it, nothing too clinical or sterile in the way a lot of modern day techno can come off as. Solid stuff! Includes "Dark Street", "Drawing Blood", "Shadow Figure and "Trunk Funk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Splatter vinyl pressing with download card.)

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Massive AttackBlue Lines ... CD
Virgin, 1991. Used ... $1.99
The record that put the Bristol sound of the era on the map – and pretty much delivered the opening salvo for the coming trip hop movement! Heady instrumental hip hop clashes with dub and new school soul on this seminal set, one that really existed outside of most early 90s trends, even if it relished the technical possibilities, so it really stands the test of time and sounds fresh to to this day. Shara Nelson and Horace Andy provided some well placed guest vocals on a few numbers, and titles include "Safe From Harm", "One Love", "Blue Lines", "Be Thankful For What You've Got", "Five Man Army", "Unfinished Sympathy", "Daydreaming", "Lately" and "Hymn Of The Big Wheel". CD

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Monday MichiruSoulception ... CD
Adventure Music, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Fantastic sounds from Monday Michiru – quite possibly her greatest album in years, and one that really draws together all the best elements of her style! The vocals are wonderful – soaring, fluid, and filled with soul – almost more confident than ever – and set to these small group jazz arrangements that still bounce around with lots of contemporary rhythms – yet all played live, almost in a clubjazz mode – which makes for a perfect backdrop for Monday's lyrics! As always, the vibe is righteous, and the spirit is totally uplifting – the kind of amazing music that's held us rapt, watching her career for the past two decades – never disappointed, and always blown away by the rich progression in her music. Monday plays a bit of flute on the record, Ed Motta sings guest vocals on a version of the Milton Nascimento classic "Bridges" – and other titles include "Adventures", "What Is In A Soul", "Map Of The Soul", "What Defines You", "Brasilianos", "Til Morning Comes Again", and "The Elusive Song". (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Tom Misch & Yussef DayesWhat Kinda Music ... CD
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Tom Misch and Yussef 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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✨✧ Tom Misch & Yussef DayesWhat Kinda Music ... LP
Blue Note, 2020. New Copy 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Tom Misch and Yussef 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) LP, Vinyl record album
(Deluxe vinyl pressing – in a very cool die-cut cover!)
Also available What Kinda Music ... CD 12.99

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Nino MoschellaBoomshadow ... CD
Ubiquity, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Fractured avant funk, raw leftfield soul, and jittery, unpredictable bits of electronics on the outer edges – all with a human heartbeat and real depth of emotion – the best stuff yet from East Bay groover Nino Moschella! Nino is combining off kilter sound washes and true blue funk & soul better than ever before – from bedroom beatcraft with bubbling synth and tripped out vocals, to emotive soul baring numbers with horns, guitar, keys and all around fuller arrangements – it's all solid stuff, and he's clearly having a great time – while still getting over a genuine sense of soul. Titles include the gem "We Fight, a really great tune, starting out in a laidback funky soul mode that gets deeper and deeper, with some sweeter vocal accompaniment courtesy Fanny Franklin – and the album's a winner all the way! Titles include "Sleep", "Time Of Day", "We Fight", "Looking At Your Face", "Continue To Call", "Running", "Stella", "Something Like?", "What U Do 2 Me", "All Round The World" and "I Love Myself". We love you, Nino! The CD also includes the short intro "Begin" and the extra track "New Orleans". CD

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✨✧ NujabesModal Soul ... LP
Hyde Out (Japan), 2005. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
There's plenty of great guests here – a lineup that includes Terry Callier, Pase Rock, Apani B, and many others – but the core groove is what really makes the record great, and which stands as maybe the crowning production achievement of Nujabes! Acoustic and electric elements come together beautifully – a mode of hip hop production that's informed by the lessons of downtempo, but at a level that's never as sleepy as that genre – thanks to a crisply soulful presentation throughout! Titles include "Reflection Eternal", "Ordinary Joe", "Light On The Land", "Flowers", "Sea Of Cloud", "Modal Soul", "Thank You", "The Sign", and "Feather". (Hip Hop, New Grooves) LP, Vinyl record album

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Owusu & HannibalLiving With Owusu & Hannibal ... CD
Ubiquity, 2006. Used ... $1.99
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 ... $2.99
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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QuintessenceTalk Less Listen More ... CD
Texicalli (Finland), 2002. Used ... $11.99
Wonderfully groovy, chill out soul from Finland's Quintessence – and warm batch of tracks the blends the echoey, tripped out 70s jazz aesthetic with hip hop and club production techniques as seamlessly as just about anything out there! Sublime keys, trumpet and occasional fluegelhorn lilt over programmed beats and live drums, but what really makes the groove standout are the breathy, layered vocals of Emma Salokoski – who sings and sometimes scats in English, with a real affinity for natural soul. 10 tracks in all, including "Sticks & Stones", "1st Impressions", "Never", "Raindrops", "The Right", "Skywalker", "Sparkle" and more! (Neo Soul, New Grooves) CD
(Out of print.)

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Soul Source ProductionStandard ... CD
Universal (Japan), 2007. Used ... $13.99
The standard here is pretty darn high – a wonderful batch of club tracks from Soul Source Production, aka Kenichi Yanai – done with help from Monday Michiru, Dimitri From Paris, Epo, and others! As with other Soul Source work, the spirit here is highly collaborative – a mood that shifts nicely from track to track, depending on the guest star, and their particular strengths. Rhythms are mostly in the soulful house side of the spectrum, but the instrumentation often has some warmer touches too – and there's also a few tracks here by other artists, redone in Soul Source versions. Titles include the Soul Source tracks "Down Town", "Shooting Star", "The Real Thing (Soul Source Production natural mix)", "What You Want", "Busy (Yannah rmx)", and "Place" – plus "Work To Do (Soul Source mix)" by Average White Band, "Eastern Soul (Soul Source mix)" by Nu Tropic, "Feelin Blue (Quiet Lakeside mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire with Soul Source Production, and "Saturday In The Park" by Sofa King. CD
(Out of print. Includes obi and slipcover.)

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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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VariousBeats & Pieces Vol 3 – Music For The More Discerning Dancefloor ... CD
BBE (UK), 2004. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very well-titled set – and the best so far in this cutting-edge series! The "beats and pieces" this time around are mostly underground club tracks from the past few years – the cream of the crop of the best bits that hit our New Grooves section, often served up in harder-to-find mixes that represent the best version of the tunes so far! There's no overall stylistic logic to the set, which is what makes it so great – as mellow soul steps into funky club, into spacey fusion, global house, 21st century groove, then dancefloor jazz! 2CD set features 22 tracks that include "Wake Up" by Herbert, "La Malanga (Kenny Dope rmx)" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Fall Into You" by Stateless, "Hot In Here" by Tiga with Jake Shears, "Take Off (Nicola Conte's Campi's Idea version)" by Nathan Haines and Marco Di Marco, "Bukom Mashie" by Oscar Sulley & The Uhuru Dance Band, "Somebody New" by Georg Levin with Clara Hill, "Besides Myself" by DJ Shaheer Williams, "Timbuktu" by Pan African Electronic Beats, "Someone To Love" by Crusho, "Love & War (version)" by Amp Fiddler, "Forty Days" by Billy Brooks, and "Fall Into You" by Stateless. (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) CD

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VariousFrom The Archive – Compiled By Volcov ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2016. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
The archive here appears to be Volcov's own record collection – but that's A-OK with us, because he's got some wonderfully groovy, wonderfully soulful, wonderfully under-discovered records he wants to share with us! The set's got a wicked blend of obscure tracks from decades back, and some contemporary cuts that share a similar vibe – music that's in a really special place between soul, jazz, and fusion – often with a cosmic vibe that gives the whole collection a very righteous sound! Liner notes are by Patrick Forge, who points out how obscure most of these tracks are, and what a special collection this is – and we definitely agree with his words, as most of these tracks are new to us, too. Titles include "Keep The Same Old Feeling" by Hot Quisine, "Do The Right Thing" by JOB, "Go (Chez Damien classic mix)" by The Urban Cru, "The Sound Of The Memory Of Many Living People" by Are & Be, "Arigo (Volcov edit)" by Manfredo Fest, "Turning On To Me" by Oneness Of Juju, "Footprints On The Sand (Shannon Harris Urbanicity reinterpretation)" by Chanan Hanspal, "Sophisticated Disco (Volcov edit)" by O'Donel Levy, "Simon's Melody" by The Antilles, "Part 4" by Shakazulu, and "Sun On My Back" by Bembe Segue. (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) CD

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VariousHeadz 2A ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1996. Used 2CD ... $14.99
First half of the second volume in one of the defining moments of music in the 90s! While the first collection of Headz set off the whole trip hop phenomenon, this set reached further afield, involving techno, post rock and even digging up a few more recent historic moments in the development of abstract beat science for inclusion. Beautifully put together with a total of 28 tracks, including the Prunes "Cantona Style", Peshay "The Real Thing (90 BPM version)", Stasis "Distortion", Air "Modular (Modular mix produced by Solid)", the Dust Brothers "Searchin", Tortoise "The Source Of Uncertainty", Massive Attack "Karmacoma (UNKLE situation inst)", DJ Krush "Kemuri ('94 part II)", Stereo MC's "What Is Soul? (inst)", Urban Tribe "Eastward (Forme mix)", Midnight Funk Association "Code", DJ Food "Concentric Circle" and Innervisions "Organized Crime", plus tracks by the Beastie Boys, DJ Wally,RPM, Sam Sever, Solo and a ton more. . . CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSolid Steel Presents Bonobo – It Came From The Sea ... CD
Ninja Tune (Canada), 2005. Used ... $8.99
The seventh session in the impressive series of Solid Steel sets from Ninja Tune – this one assembled by Bonobo! This is really uptempo set of grooves – featuring work by Bonobo and others in Ninja canon such as Amon Tobin and Super Numeri, but Bonobo stretches far and wide and pulls in some great stuff! Work by Tru Thoughts label artist Diesler, plus Amon, Savath & Savalas and others help with the leftfield contemporary grooves, but Bonobo also includes surprising bits by Cannonball Adderly and other deep choices help make this one of the best in the series! Tracks include "Sandcastles" by Diesler, "Flutter", "Pick Up", and more by Bonobo, "Hey Mister Bundle" by Flevans, "Les Fingres" by Solid Steel Players, "Soul Call" by Paul Murphy, "Hidden" by King Seven, "Marra Bossa" by Jazz Juice, "Change Is What We've Needed" by Trouble Man, "Easy Muffin" by Amon Tobin, "Paths In Soft Focus" by Savath & Savalas and more! (Funky Compilations, New Grooves) CD
(Includes slipcase.)

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VariousStory Of MoWax ... CD
Mo Wax (UK), 1990s. Used 2 CDs ... $9.99
A great overview of the legendary MoWax label – served up here in a 2CD set that's filled with some of the label's harder to find early singles! The package covers a lot of ground in a short space, and while it's a bit incomplete in terms of notes, it's got plenty of MoWax rarities to make up for that – unique head-nodding tunes that really helped set the stage for musical changes to come in later years! Titles include "Only The Strong Survive" by DJ Krush, "The Plot" by Prunes, "Have Mercy" by Howie B, "Blueprint" by Attica Blues, "What's That Sound" by Sam Sever, "Clubbed To Death (the first mix)" by Clubbed To Death, "What Does Your Soul Look Like (parts 1 & 2)" by DJ Shadow, "Sortie Des Hombres" by RPM, "A Polished Solid" by Luke Vibert, "Time Has Come" by Unkle & Howie B, "Claire" by Patrick Pulsinger, and "The Beast" by Palmskin Productions. 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 ... $11.99 18.99
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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VariousTru Thoughts Covers 3 (ice cream vinyl pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
A great entry in this excellent series – one that has some of the hipper beatmakers and producers of the Tru Thoughts label serving up their versions of classic cuts from back in the day! The range of songs here is great – material original served up by Duke Ellington, Fela Kuti, William De Vaughan, Pete Rock & CL Smooth, and Frank Ocean – but all given a very contemporary, underground spin! Titles include "Water Get No Enemy" by sUb_modU, "Teen Town" by Soul Central, "Be Thankful For What You Got" by J Felix with Sol Goodman, "They Reminisce Over You (TROY) (version)" by Adam Prescott and Deemas J, "Original Nuttah (DJ Madd rmx)" by Magic Drum Orchestra with Bunty, "Caravan" by Mark De Clive Lowe & The Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra, and "Super Rich Kids" by Sly5thAve. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited, numbered colored vinyl pressing – includes bonus download, with 18 tracks in all!)
 
 
 



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