Never-heard work from Pussy – a UK group who grew out of the ashes of the earlier Jerusalem project and took over their recording contract for Deram – even though the label only issued a single 45 by Pussy at the time! This package brings together all the lost work by the quartet, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A previously-unreleased sweet soul treasure – now finally getting its due! Bob & Gene were an obscure duo from Buffalo at the end of the 60s – recording briefly together under the guidance of Bob's father, who recorded the young pair in his home studio with the help of some great ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that ... (Gospel) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the coolest new groups we've heard on Daptone in a long time – an instrumental combo that's definitely funky, but which has some of the exotic touches you might expect from their name! There's a nice current of strings that slide in alongside more familiar funk instrumentation – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Frightnrs have plenty more to say here – and they say it in a really sharp-edged approximation of older rocksteady modes! The group are contemporary, but like the best acts on Daptone, they've got an instantly classic feel – thanks to instrumentation and production that take us ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Very limited mono version – exclusive to indie retail.)
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Amazing sounds from one of the best funky combos anywhere – ever! Antibalas have certainly risen to fame in the years since we first heard their Afro-styled grooves – working famously in the Fela musical, and reaching generations of ears with their own brilliant records. Yet ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)
The one and only album from T2 – an incredible British group with a sound that should have been huge! Like some of the best of their generation, T2 is a trio – featuring some heavy guitars from Keith Cross, vocals by Peter Dunton, and rumbling bass from Bernard Jinks – all ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)
A killer compilation of Daptone Gold – a funky and soulful collection that's a perfect snapshot of the sounds coming out of Daptone's House Of Soul recording studios in the aughties! The Daptone sound spins from a tight community of players with the deepest love and respect for the classic, ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(The vinyl package is excellent – with a gold foil gatefold sleeve, full color 11 X 13 poster, a Daptone sticker, and full album MP3 download that includes a bonus Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings Christmas song that's not on the physical release!)
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An amazing little record from the free-thinking scene in Uruguay at the end of the 60s – a strange mix of styles, but a brilliant one too! Limonada only ever cut this one record, but it's a real masterpiece – a blend of 60s beat group instrumentation, candomble rhythms, and some of the ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings —
Naturally ... LP Daptone, 2004. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
The long-anticipated second album from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings is a stunner – undoubtedly stronger than the group's fantastic debut – and a record that not only transcends the late model funk revival genre, but stands on footing as solid as the best hard funky soul of the late ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A seminal set from 70s Pink Floyd – a set that took all the energy of Dark Side Of The Moon, and refined it into an even more complex sonic setting! The songs here move out spaciously – still very unified as an overall album, but often with all of these longer-form musical ideas, and ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great package – 180 gram vinyl, and in the original black plastic wrap, with sticker, that was used back in the 70s!)
Derek Bailey sounds incredible here on Aida – not the famous opera written by Verdi, but instead a series of long, live improvisations dedicated to the late Aida Akira! Bailey is mindblowing throughout – playing at a level that easily makes you understand why his talents on the guitar ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Great work from the classic period of Ali Farka Toure – and a set that may well show its sound on the cover, where Ali is pictured with this beautiful woody guitar! The instrument rings out in this beautifully robust way – phrased in styles that seem to borrow a bit from American blues ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early work from Ali Farka Toure – the kind of sounds that were soon to make him a legend all over the world – but served up here in a beautifully unadorned style that really blows away some of his more widely-circulated records! The mixture of vocal and guitar is amazingly ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that's more than enough to shake your bones – a collection that's heavy on upbeat blues and rare R&B – but which also, like other Stag O Lee titles, features a fair bit of sounds from other genres too! The mix of modes is great – and it's nice to hear some lesser-known ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very wild work from the enigmatic Bobby Beausoleil – a set that has the underground talent taking on songs by Eden Ahbez and Screamin Jay Hawkins – as well as turning out plenty of unusual tunes of his own! The music is very moody, and full of dark corners and currents – almost ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little set of rare soul music – served up by the Cairo imprint of Mississippi Records – and done with a very similar approach to their other reissues of folk, blues, and world music! The set focuses in on rootsier sounds, especially from the 60s – with lots of deep soul ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Breathily-blown brilliance from tenor saxophonist Rodrigo Amado – working here in a very well-matched frontline that features the mighty Joe McPhee on pocket trumpet and soprano sax – both instruments he uses with a deftness that takes us back to is early albums on Hat Hut! Both ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sweet little groover from the Mexican scene of the 70s – a set that's disco, but with a slightly offbeat vibe – a bit like the way that Chakachas was always an offbeat version of funk! Tracks are all nice and long, and really have the energy you'd guess from the Spanglish Movement ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Electrosoniks (Tom Dissevelt/Kid Baltan) —
Electronic Music ... LP Philips/Fantome Phonographique (Italy), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
Groundbreaking analogue electronics from the Dutch team of Tom Dissevelt and Kid Baltan – two musicians who can be as playful as the tem of Perry & Kingsley, but also hit some of the darker modes of the academic circuit as well! The title is very well-put – as the record has a vibe ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A captivating slice of work from Brazil – not the samba, bossa, or even Tropicalia sounds you might be used to – but instead a selection of tracks that owe plenty to the changes in soul, rock, and pop that took place in the Anglo world during the 80s! Much of this music has a fair bit ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Don Cherry was always pushing boundaries in his music – working not just at the forefront of avant jazz, but also combining other elements from global cultures – first at a more acoustic level in his European experiments of the 70s – but also later with a bit of an electric vibe, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
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 ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A classic session of music from the mighty Raymond Scott – performed here by a small combo led by Scott's old tenor player Dave Harris! All of the tunes here were written by Scott, and many are of the vintage that stretches back to his cool cartoon work – those jaunty, jagged little ... (Now Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lyrical magic from pianist Ryo Fukui – a lost gem from the Japanese scene of the 70s, and a beautifully flowing album throughout! Fukui's got a wide-open touch to the piano that we totally love – and is easily one of the best of his contemporaries on the Japanese trio scene of the time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition half-speed mastering on 180 gram vinyl!)
Really cool sounds from the European underground of the 80s – mostly music that's quite far from the pop in the title, as much of it is quite understated, and comes from the farther reaches of the post-post-punk scene! These tracks aren't nearly as dark as the cold wave sounds of the same ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The earliest album we've ever seen from the legendary Djavan – and a record that's even better than some of his classics for Columbia! The album has a sound that's relatively spare – with Djavan's wonderful vocals backed by a small combo that mixes up samba and jazz – using ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
If a cover was enough, we'd already love this record – but fortunately the music's even better than the image on the front – which makes the whole thing a stone cold winner! The album's a great early example of the fresh, raw sound that was coming out of Colombia at the start of the ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Very cool work from this enigmatic Ethiopian guitarist – a musician whose sound is an important part of the same golden years covered by the Ethiopiques series! Tewolde Redda plays both conventional electric guitar, and an electrified version of the more traditional krar (kirar), which is ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Josh Abrams just keeps on getting better and better as the years go on – to the point where he's a leader who's emerging with one of the proudest, most righteous visions in jazz! Abrams has played for years in the company of others – and his contributions have always impressed us ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A second heavy dose of sounds from the Panamanian scene of the 60s and 70s – a long-overdue companion to the previous volume of the series on Soundway, filled with rare gems that are finally getting their first exposure to the world outside the isthmus! The sounds here are completely fresh ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A surprisingly groovy soundtrack to a cheesy little Sinbad-esque film – served up with a really thumping electric groove that's mixed with more exotic sounds – almost a disco generation take on the earlier style of Italian adventure soundtracks! The work was done Guido & Maurizio ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An Italian action score from the golden era – but one from the 70s, too – which means that there's some surprising funky and glammy touches in the music! The style here is certainly different from the earlier blood and sandals generation – as the music often uses electric bass, ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The birth of a legend – one of those sublime 70s albums that made Ali Farka Toure a standout right from the start! The mix of vocals and acoustic guitar is incredible – with all of the inflections and subtle complications you might have found in early rural blues recordings from the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully ringing guitar work from Ali Farka Toure – accompanied by his unique vocal inflections, and expanded with a bit of chorus vocals or other instrumentation on a few selections here! Yet throughout, the recording style remains incredibly stripped-down and spare – so that both ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Few folks have made an acoustic guitar and a voice sound as compelling together as Ali Farka Toure – and that's saying a lot, given the huge legacy of folk and blues that preceded his 70s recordings! Toure's clearly aware of that long line of recordings, but finds a way to make music that's ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that was originally created in the prime electric years of the great Stelvio Cipriani – but one that has him working on acoustic piano throughout – often using weird effects and production elements to change up the sound of the instrument! There's a great main theme to the ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Music for a film about witches – but handled here with sounds that are a lot more dreamy than they are spooky – thanks to the fantastic 60s talents of maestro Piero Piccioni! There's lots of elements here that are kind of an extrapolation of bossa nova styles – both in terms of ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Classic Italian cop work from the mighty Stelvio Cipriani – one of the few Italian composers who can work in a heavily electric mode, yet still get the richness of that scene's more acoustic years! The music is heavy on guitar and keyboards – but not in the later way inspired by Goblin ... (Soundtracks) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 300 – on 180 gram vinyl & bonus CD!)
Totally weird sounds from a totally weird place – Oregon's Enchanted Forest sanctuary – a playful park with a look and feel that's right out of fantasy books and fairy tales! The music here definitely has a sound to match – almost like videogame themes that you'd hear if the ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A timeless treasure from Dead Moon – a record that could have been made as far back as the late 70s scene in New York, or the mid 80s in the UK, or even in the recent American underground – but which stands as one of the key primal offering from this 90s Portland trio! The music wraps ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Henryk Debich —
String Beat ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A funky gem from 70s Poland – heavy grooves from maestro Henryk Debich, served up in a range of soulful styles! The tunes here are all instrumental – and range from Barry White-styled tracks, to big band funk, to other more complicated numbers with a soundtrack vibe – all laid ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Krzysztof Zgraja —
Laokoon ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1981. New Copy (reissue)...
A sweet set of flute-based jazz from the Polish scene – recorded in the early 80s by Krzysztof Zgraja, but with this freewheeling, open vibe that's maybe more like the early 70s work of Bjorn Jason Lindh or Chris Hinze, mixed with the strong sense of texture of Hubert Laws on CTI! As with ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Czeslaw Nieman —
Katharsis ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1972. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
If you ever thought the Polish scene would be years behind the times, given that they were working under Soviet control during the Cold War years – then you owe it to yourself to check out this classic from Czeslaw Nieman – a set that's got every bit as much experimental electronic work ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky genius from Poland's Jerzy Milian – a vibes player we normally know in much smaller settings, but who sounds great here in an MPS-styled big band album from the 70s! The tracks are relatively short and punchy – all with some great rhythms and a fair bit of drum breaks too – ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some great funky jazz by one of Poland's greatest musicians! Zbigniew Namyslowski cut his teeth playing modernist alto sax in the group of Krzystof Komeda, but on this mid 70s set, he's grooving hard in a tight set of choppy fusion tracks with that hard European approach on the downbeat! The ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tomasz Stanko —
Twet ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
One of the best records we've ever heard from legendary Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko! Stanko first came to fame working with pianist Krzysztof Komeda during the 1960s – but this set captures Stanko stepping forth after Komeda's death, leading his own group in a spiritual session of freer ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
This set's a killer batch of Polish jazz from the 60s! The album's got a darkly modern feel – and features some amazing piano by Wojciech Karolak, playing here in a group led by tenorist Jan Wroblewski. Karolak's approach to the keys is angular and off-kilter – sounding almost at ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tomasz Stanko —
Music For K ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
Bold genius from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko – a memorial tribute to the recently-departed Krzysztof Komeda – Stanko's musical mentor and frequent partner during the 60s! The work builds strongly on the angular modes explored by Komeda during the Astigmatic years – a stark, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soaring electric jazz from this hip 70s Polish combo – a group that's heavy on keyboards and soprano sax – both used to really stretch out on a number of long and jamming titles! The soprano sax is used here in that highly angular way that was common on the European scene of the time ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Zbigniew Namyslowski —
Winobranie ... LP Polskie Nagrania (Poland), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
Avant modal jazz from Polish saxophonist Zbigniew Namyslowski – a name that's not easy to say, but which has been associated with some great music over the years! This early 70s session has Namyslowski really building on his earlier work with Krzysztof Komeda – taking the angular, ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A funky little combo from 70s Nigeria – one who could easily give most American funk bands of the time a good run for their money! The approach here is nice and lean – lots of heavy basslines and tight drums, run through with riffing wah-wah guitar licks, and plenty of sweet touches on ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully bottom-heavy sounds from Children of Zeus – a British duo who effortlessly blend together elements from hip hop and contemporary soul – very much in the spirit of the London sounds that first pricked up our ears at the start of the 90s, even if the approach here is much more ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky sounds from a very cool European label of the early 70s – a tiny imprint located in Switzerland, and one that seemed to have a golden touch right from the start! The label was rooted in rock, but always had a much funkier current overall – one that mixed heavy drums, rumbling ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky drums from Simon Allen – one of the core members of New Masterounds, working here completely on his own! The album takes us back to the best drum break records of the 90s – and, like those, this one features spare instrumental drum tracks, each based around a single groove – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ikebe Shakedown —
Way Home ... LP Colemine, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ...
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An absolute stormer from Soul Scratch – a contemporary combo from the SoCal scene doing the legacy of the late 60s/early 70s raw funky soul style proud! Both the band name and album titles are appropriate – we wouldn't call it "truth in advertising", just straight up truth ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Man, Orgone sound deeper here than we ever remember before – working with an even more classic soul groove than on their debut recordings for Ubiquity – even though those were totally great too! Orgone emerge here as way more than just another combo from the funky underground – ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wonderful departure for Kevin Ayers – an album that's a lot lighter and more whimsical than his original fame with Soft Machine! The tunes are extremely playful, and often quite catchy – almost a Donovan-esque blend of folksy roots and jazz inflections – but tuned a bit more ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Essential stuff, whether you're a fan of roots reggae, Jamaican soul or the otherworldly antics of the Upsetter! Though you might not know it from some of the bitter rebukes Scratch later laid to wax against him, Romeo was clearly his favorite son when it came to vocalists, and got the prodigal ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the most amazing albums ever from Spacemen 3 – and maybe the one in which they really hit their core potential! The group's previous records had all been great – and introduced a whole new level of fuzz and echo to the late 80s indie scene – but this set has the group ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The legendary solo debut of Bunny Wailer – a set that maybe marks him as the most righteous member of The Wailers! The style here is heavy on the roots tip, but there's also a special sort of vibe going on too – these warm currents that are laced with occasional touches of jazz, amidst ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The all time classic from Junior Murvin – as essential as any late 70s reggae! Production-wise, Police And Thieves is among Scratch's finest moments, from the most monumental period in Perry's career, during the height of the Black Ark. The title track needs no introduction from us, and ... (Reggae) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning debut from SZA – a soul singer who seems to represent a whole new way of being – with a style that's at once very understated and completely compelling! SZA's clearly got a hell of a voice – but she's also content to weave it into the rich mix of beats, keyboards, and ... (Neo Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lou Reed's fantastic early solo LP – melding the aloof, plaintive vocal performance style he perfected with the Velvets and unbelievable sharp songwriting with the vamped up, fuzzed out guitars of Mick Ronson, some symphonic touches, and the guiding spirit of Ziggy Stardust era Bowie. This ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Incredible work from the enigmatic Moondog – his third, and to that point, possibly most angular record for Prestige to date! The work here is quite different than some of Moondog's later, more serious compositions – in a mode that's much earthier, personal, and spontaneous – a ... (Out Sound) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000 – on purple & green vinyl!)
One of the greatest albums ever from UK genius Bert Jansch – cut as a solo set at a time when his fame was rising with the group Pentangle, and somewhat overlooked at the time! Yet all these many years later, we'd rank this one right up alongside important records of the period by Nick Drake ... (Folk/Country) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
John Coltrane —
Cosmic Music ... LP Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1968. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
Just Sold Out!
A set that really earns its title – as it's easily some of the most cosmic music John Coltrane ever recorded – and also kind of a way of saying goodbye to the planet, to leave his music in the hands of a next generation of creators! The album features material recorded by a Coltrane ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Issued here with the great original cover art from the indie Coltrane Music release!)
One of our key go-to albums by The Fall – a set in which all their early promise really came into focus – with even more wit and power than before! The jagged lyricism of Mark E Smith is razor-sharp – as is the instrumentation, which is heavy on that trademark noisy guitar from ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Suicide ... LP Red Star/Superior Viaduct, 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
Frankie, Frankie – OW! Take a broken-down synth, some crazy vocals, and a rich sense of imagination – and you've got one of the seminal groups of the New York scene of the early punk years. Suicide were a key bridge between earlier prog underground sounds and the art-rock punk styles ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing, too – very heavy cover and excellent format – almost like owning an original!)
Fantastic funky club from one of the hippest soul labels of the 70s – Detroit powerhouse Westbound Records – home to Funkadelic, The Counts, and some other very hip artists! Westbound disco isn't the same as the grooves you'd hear from Philly and New York – because the label ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A set that wasn't initially conceived as a full album by Gil Scott-Heron – but one that's come to be an essential part of his catalog, thanks to the always-relevant title theme! The album's actually a classic collection of work from the early years of Gil Scott-Heron at the Flying Dutchman ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Our favorite-ever album from Gil Scott-Heron – and a set that we'd easily rank as one of our favorite soul records of the 70s! The mix of modes is mindblowing right from the start – as Gil's poetry comes into play with his growing talents as a singer, and his warm sensibility for jazz ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Groovy gals from 60s France – a power-packed array of Parisian pop nuggets that goes way beyond most other compilations of this nature! Some of the big names are here, but there's way more obscure numbers too – the cool kind of French femmes that made a bit splash during the "yeh ... (French) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Female funk galore – and one of the greatest all-girl compilations we've ever heard! The set's a brilliant follow-up to the first Funk Soul Sisters set on BGP – but we've gotta say that we like it even better than the first, and really appreciate the wide range of unusual tunes ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wicked little collection of rare soul singles – all hand-picked by Andy "The Document" Smith, with an equal focus on Northern dancefloor numbers and harder funkier tracks! The set's a nice contrast to other collections on the market, because Andy's coming at the music from a ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great album of funky dancefloor tunes! Originally issued in 1978, and clearly for the New York dancefloor crowd – the record takes the earlier work of funk group The Blackbyrds, and remixes the tracks slightly to pump up the groove a bit for the dancers. While the approach might not sound ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Rare funk from deep in the crates – and deep in the vaults, too – given that some of the tracks are issued here for the first time ever! The collection's a stunner from the folks at Ace Records – a label who've already been digging through the catalogs of rare soul labels for ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
King Funk ... LP BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ...
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – ... (Funky Compilations) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of Funk Inc's greatest albums – and a really tight batch of funky tunes given some stellar production by David Axelrod! The band's a bit tighter than on earlier releases – leaving behind the hard jazz-jam sound for a more together soul-oriented one, heard to best effect on the ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Exactly the kind of a record to show why Skip James was really a cut above most of his contemporaries – a bluesman who works here with a sense of darkness and foreboding that really sets a chill to most of his tunes! There's less of the usual short-term sadness and smaller complaints of ... (Blues) read moreLP, Vinyl record album