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DJ Chuck Chillout & Kool ChipGimme Minze(voc, inst)/No Holding Back(voc, inst)/The Mic I Grip (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Mercury, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Cover has a promo stamp.)

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Kool & The Gang12 Inch Collection & More ... CD
Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $6.99
Funky singles so great, you'd almost think the 12" format was invented for them! This essential package pulls together a wealth of rare singles from the legendary Kool & The Gang – a group who already sounded great on their shorter album and 45 tracks, but who used the 12" format to stretch out their groove even more – playing heavily on their talent for jazzy funk in the earlier years on this set, and moving into tighter, more groove-centrist modes as the 80s rolled on! The package features full, long 12" mixes of some of the group's biggest dancefloor numbers – with tunes that start around the 5 minute mark, and roll on up past 10 minutes on some of the longer tracks! 10 titles in all – including the previously unreleased "Take My Heart (long 12" rmx)" and "Mighty Mighty High (orig 12" extended)" – plus "Get Down On It (12" ext)", "Open Sesame (12" ext)", "Love & Understanding (12" ext)", "Fresh (12" rmx)", "Hanging Out (12" rmx)", "Ladies' Night (12" full length LP)", "Tonight (12" rmx)", and "Celebremos (orig 12" Spanish)". CD
(Out of print. Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Kool & The GangEmergency (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
Sweet 80s sounds from the legendary Kool & The Gang – one of the key classics from the second chapter of the group – when their lineup and sound were a lot leaner than before, and they managed to cross over big to a much wider audience than before! The upbeat cuts show that the group were still kings of the funky dancefloor – and the mellower ones are equally great too – showing a rising ballad style that proved to be the group's big crossover card at the time – a way of putting over a laidback track, but with plenty of soul. This approach is heard to great effect on the album's great single "Cherish" – and other tracks include "Bad Woman", "Surrender", "Emergency", "Misled", "Fresh", and "You Are The One". 2CD version is overflowing with bonus tracks – 16 more titles that include a variety of single and alternate mixes – including the great "Throwdown", which is a hits medley of later work – plus "Cherish (saxophone edition)", "Emergency (12" rmx)", "Fresh (12" dance mix)", "Fresh/Misled (12" special mix)", "Emergency (12" alternative dance mix)", and lots lots more! CD

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Kool & The GangFather Father/Rhyme Time People ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1974. Very Good+ ... $2.99
A great little single from Kool & The Gang – and often overlooked! "Father Father" is a wonderful mellow soul track – filled with excellent Fender Rhodes keyboard work, in the manner that the group was using on their best easy tracks at the time. The cut's got a good message, too – and is very righteous overall! The flip's more of a stock funky number – in the "Hollywood Swinging" mode – but still pretty nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool & The GangFresh (rmx, dance mix) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & The GangFresh/Misled (special mix)/Cherish (remix) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Sealed ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... LP
De-Lite, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
It's the mid 70s, and Kool & Co not only keep the funky groove up, but also expand their style into a moogy style that adds a nice dimension of spacey soul to their rich palette of funk. The funkier cuts – like "Street Corner Symphony" and "Rhyme Tyme People" – sound a bit too much like the hits from earlier albums, but are still pretty nice. But it's the synth heavy cuts – like "Whiting H&G", and the landmark "Summer Madness" – which really open up the record. They're great stuff, and have the group moving into a spacey otherworldly funk realm that had been opened up a few years earlier by Earth Wind & Fire. The long-lasting potential of "Summer Madness" proves that the move was a great one – and we're always stunned at how fantastic the track still sounds today! LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $39.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has light wear.)

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Very Good Gatefold ... $11.99
Way more than just a "boogie" album – as you might think from the title – and much more a hard-hitting batch of funky tunes, mixed with some even cooler laidback numbers! The album follows heavily off the style of Wild & Peaceful – mixing together the group's older crack rhythms with some newer, hipper, jazzier inflections – making for an incredibly powerful sound that really opens them up. Titles include the massively funky "Jungle Jazz" – a jazzy follow up to "Jungle Boogie" – plus some spiritual numbers that have a cosmic soul jazzy feel, like the tracks "Cosmic Energy", "Ancestral Ceremony", and "Winter Sadness". The whole thing's great – and other titles include "Mother Earth", "Caribbean Festival", and "Ride The Rhythm". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has a cutout notch & light wear.)

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Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. Used ... $6.99
After this one, there was no turning back for Kool & The Gang! The record has them bringing their underground funk sound to the masses – with a choppy riffy groove that stands out almost as a public challenge to all the other pretenders that had been cropping up on major labels during the same time. The band are as tight as they ever were – and they're rolling like a non-stop locomotive with a horn-heavy groove on classics like "Jungle Boogie" and "Hollywood Swinging", while also showing hints of their strong mellow future on the cut "Wild & Peaceful". The album also includes the massive two part jammer "Funky Stuff" and "More Funky Stuff", plus "This Is You, This Is Me" and "Life Is What You Make It". CD

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Kool Chip Feat. Toni SmithJazz It Up (voc, dub) ... 12-inch
4th & Broadway, 1987. Very Good ... $1.99
Kool Chip sounds like he's trying to immitate early Whodini. With lots of sythesizer in the production and lots of singing from Toni Smith. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels are initialed in marker.)

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Kool G RapReturn Of The Don ... LP
Clockwork, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Kool G Rap as gritty and on point as ever on Return Of The Don – produced in full by MoSS for a tight feel throughout – with a who's who of fellow living mic legends and younger guns alike! Includes appearances by Raekwon, NORE, the late great Sean Price, Fame, Freeway, Sheek Louch, Cormega, Saigon and more. Titles include "Return Of The Don", "Macn lean" with Fred The Godson & AG Da Coroner, "Criminal Outfit" feat NORE, "Wise Guys" feat Fame of MOP & Freeway, "Time's Up", "Out For That Life" feat Raekwon, "Capitol Hill" feat Manolo Rose, Sheek Louch & Cormega, "Popped Off" feat Sean Price & Ransom, "Rest In Peace" feat Conway The Machine & Westside Gunn and more. LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRoad To The Riches (4LP expanded edition) ... LP
Cold Chillin, 1989. Very Good+ 4 LP Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99
Kool G Rap & DJ Polo's finest from the Cold Chillin glory days – in a deluxe 4CD special edition featuring a ton of bonus tracks! This full length debut from one of the golden era's greatest duos is a benchmark hip hop album – paving the way for the greatest east coast players to come – with tight production and hard hitting wordplay. A bonafide classic! The original LP tracks include "Road To Riches", "Men At Work", "It's A Demo", "Truly Yours", Cars". "Poison", "Rhymes I Express, "Butcher Shop" and more. The special edition includes the previously unreleased "Riker's Island Radio Promo" and "Raw" (extended alternate version) by Big Daddy Kane feat Kool G Rap. Disc 2 features 14 tracks that include a bunch of versions previously only available on vinyl, including "It's A Demo" (original 12" version), "I'm Fly" (original 12" version) , Riker's Island" (original 12" version), "It's A Demo" (original 12" version) and more, plus previously unreleased tracks which include "Men At Work" (extended instrumental), "She Love's Me, She Loves Me Not" (instrumental) and "Men At Work" (acapella). 30 tracks on 4LPs! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bumped corner.)

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Kool KeithSex Style (picture disc) ... LP
Funky Ass, 1997. New Copy (reissue)... About July 28, 2017 (delayed)
13 tracks produced by Kut Masta Kurt, 4 tracks produced by T.R. Love. Less space imagery, more porn industry imagery from yet another of Kool Keith's personalities. Guest appearances by Spontaneous Xtasy and Noggin Nodders. With "Don't Crush It", "Sly We Fly", "Plastic World", "Still The Best" and "Keep It Real. . .Represent". LP, Vinyl record album
(Picture disc. Limited to just 500 copies!)

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Kool Moe DeeAfrican Pride EP – God Made Me Funke (new mix, original, inst)/Say It Loud [African Proud]/Knowledge Is King (rmx), Pump Your Fist ... 12-inch
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeGo See The Doctor (uncensored, almost clean)/Monster Crack (street mix, radio edit) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1986. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Original "dirty" version of one of the first tracks they needed to push with a clean radio one! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a stickered Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money (extended rmx, voc, inst, 7 inch edit) ... 12-inch
Jive/BMG, 1989. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Kool Moe DeeWild Wild West (special extended rmx, single, inst)/Suckers ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangCelebrate ... LP
De-Lite/Polygram, 1980. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A super-huge album for Kool & The Gang – and for good reason too! The set features their massive hit "Celebration" – a cut that firmly planted the group in the mainstream, and which keeps getting countless play over the decades – probably still earning them a fortune in royalties year after year from wedding bands alone! The group's got some great help on the record from Deodato – the Brazilian keyboardist who scored big with his own records in the 70s – and who's working here to arrange, conduct, and produced the album with a sweet jazzy finish! In a way, it's Deodato's ear for a great warm groove that really seems to make the set sparkle – giving it a strong soul sound, even with tighter production – still somewhat down to earth, despite its hit status – that core quality that's always made Kool & The Gang so great! Apart from "Celebration", other tracks include "Jones Vs Jones", "Love Festival", "Love Affair", "Night People", and "Morning Star". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner & a small rip on the opening.)
 
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Ella Mae MorseRazzle Dazzle ... CD
Kool Kat, 1950s. Used ... $7.99
A total of 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Appears to be a CDr.)

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VariousDevil Hates You – Serious 50s Female Jivers ... CD
Kool Kat, 1950s. Used ... $9.99
Includes 24 tracks by Rebecca Lea, Helen Foster, Pearl Woods, Linda Hayes, Sugar & Spice, Dakota Staton, Anita Tucker, Linda Hopkins, Blanche Thomas, Vikki Nelson, and Chubby Newsom. CD
(Out of print CDr.)
 
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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". CD
Also available Maria Fumaca ... LP 23.99

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... LP
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $23.99 24.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Maria Fumaca ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... LP
RSO, 1977. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99
The record that defined a generation, and a set with some surprisingly nice soul tracks, too – including "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. LP, Vinyl record album
(Nice 180 gram Reprise pressing from 2014, including the printed inner sleeves.)

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Beginning Of The EndNassau Funk ... CD
Alston/Playback, Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
Fantastic funk from Beginning Of The End – one of the coolest, grooviest, most unique funk groups of the 70s – and one who've got a real criss-crossing of styles in their sound! As you'd guess from the title, these guys hail from Nassau, in the Bahamas – but their sound is hardly the stale calypso of the earlier generation, or some of the more familiar island hybrids that were playing for the tourists. Instead, these guys completely reinvent funk from the ground up – adding in lots of their own special styles of rhythm and inflection, with elements that were learned from their home scene, but then refitted for a mode that's much more American funk overall – making these guys one of the few island acts to challenge the likes of Fatback or Kool & The Gang! The set's an extremely well-chosen batch of tracks from the group's few recordings – and titles include the classic "Funky Nassau (parts 1 & 2)", plus "Monkey Tamarind", "Super Woman", "Doin The Funky Do", "That's What I Get", "When Se Made Me Promise", "In The Deep Bahamian Boogie", "Fishman", "Pretty Girl", "I've Got The News", "Bluestrain", "Jump In The Water", "Gee Whiz It's Christmas", "Sleep On Dream On", "Trip To Nowhere", and "Come Down Baby". CD

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✨✧ Black HeatNo Time To Burn ... LP
Atlantic, 1974. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
A stone classic from Black Heat – the group's second album, and even tighter than their first! The group's size has dropped a bit between albums – but that only helps them cook even more – dropping a bit of the horn section from before, which allows even more emphasis on their razor-sharp rhythms! There's a slight hint of Afro Funk in some of the rhythms – and the keyboards cook with lots of sweet clavinet lines – mixed with a production style that features some bubbling electronic elements that remind us a lot of that crazy "magic bag" that was used by the Lafayette Afro-Rock Band. That group might be a good point of comparison, but the band also shares a lot of Kool & The Gang's ensemble funk style – especially on their cover of "Love The Life You Live" – which they burn here beautifully! Other tracks include "Super Cool", "M&M's", "Rapid Fire", "You Should Have Listened", "Times Have Changed", and "Check It All Out". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a sticker spot.)

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Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... About November 1, 2017
Cool reissue of this classic lost album that has the Brand New Heavies backing up an assortment of great hip hoppers, including Main Source, The Pharcyde, Black Sheep, Kool G Rap, Gang Starr, and Masta Ace. Filled with good cuts that mix hip hop and live jazzy playing, and includes the titles "Who Makes The Loot?", "It's Getting Hectic", "Wake Me When I'm Dead", "Soul Flower", and "Bonafide Funk". LP, Vinyl record album

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Donald ByrdHarlem Blues ... LP
Landmark, 1988. New Copy ... $4.99
A beautifully sensitive album from Donald Byrd – quite a change from his better-known jazz funk work of the 70s and early 80s – and part of a back-to-basics move he made in part of that latter decade! The album's very much in the best straight mode of the Landmark Records label scene of the time – Byrd blowing strong and soulfully in the company of a key combo that features Kenny Garrett on alto, Mulgrew Miller on piano, Rufus Reid on bass, and Marvin Smitty Smith on drums – all players who really bring a lot of fire to the record, and almost push Byrd back to his pre-electric 60s years on Blue Note. Mike Daugherty plays synth on two tracks – using the instrument in gentle, string-like ways – but overall the record is proudly acoustic at most moments. Titles include "Harlem Blues", "Fly Little Byrd", "Voyage A Deux", "Sir Master Kool Guy", and "Blue Monk". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing – in limited supply!)

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Jimmy CliffCliff Hanger ... LP
Columbia, 1985. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Mid 80s record from the great Jimmy Cliff. While he was in his prime in the early 70s, this much later commercial effort shows he's still got the skills to pay the bills, and we actually kind of like the sound of him singing over the glossy crossover-attempt tracks, which have that great 80s Sly Dunbar-playing-the-Simmons-drum sound in the rhythm tracks. The rest of the band is an all star cast, with the Kool & the Gang horn section & even a cameo from Jaco Pastorius, plus Jamaican stalwarts Ansel Collins, Ranchie McLean & Earl Chinna Smith. Includes "Hot Shot", "Brown Eyes", "Reggae Street" & "Nuclear War". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP
Aware, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A funky funky classic from The Counts – and an album that has the group tightening up their sound from the Westbound years, but still keeping the groove plenty nice! There's a tight, bad-walking feel to most of the cuts on the set – one that almost comes across with a blacksploitation groove – especially as the album's basslines are all laid out in a hard-stepping groove, and topped off by plenty of wicked guitar work. Most cuts have vocals, and the lyrics have a Fatback-like love of the catchy chorus and funk-heavy theme. The album's worth it alone for the excellent cut "Tecalli" – a stretched out mellow instrumental with some great Kool & The Gang-esque floating trumpet over the top – but the whole thing's great, and other tracks include "At The Fair", "Dedicated Man", "Jazzman", "Magic Ride", "Short Cut", and "Flies Over Watermelon". LP, Vinyl record album

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CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $9.99
A massive set from Nigeria's CS Crew – and a set that definitely lives up to its title! The bass is super-heavy on these grooves – way more so than on other Afro Funk records of the time, and in ways that easily match, if not beat, the early best by Fatback Band and Kool & The Gang – grooves that have amazing dexterity that few others could match, yet which always come through right on the money every time! The bass dips, turns, soars, and drops magically on each number – setting things up strongly for the group's riffing guitar, sweet keyboard lines (including a big of moog!), and few horn moments – which themselves often come across more like an American group than a Nigerian one. Vocals have this rough approach – often part of the rhythm more than anything else – and titles include "Love Is Peace", "Freaky Funkyfied Fix", "Bread Power", "Doin The Good Thing", "I've Found Love", "Last Day", and "Dig In With Time". CD

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Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk, 1996. Used ... $6.99
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon. Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles. 19 tracks features with dope atmospheric tracks by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert. Available soon, Kool Keith action figures. (Lithium sold separately.) Original version on Bulk Records, and not the major label Dreamwerks one. CD
(Out of print.)

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Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst (3LP box – with bonus tracks & 40 page booklet) ... LP
Get On Down, 1996. New Copy 3LP (reissue)... $46.99 74.98
Genius from the mind of Kool Keith aka Big Willie Smith aka Poppa Large aka Dr. Octagon – with some of the greatest production ever by Dan The Automator and scratch work by DJ Q-Bert – a serious creative peak for all parties, and up there in the all time greatest hip hop full lengths of all time! Since his days with Ultramagnetics, no one has mastered the abstract lyrical style like Kool Keith, self-proclaimed inventor of all rhyme styles, and he's at an inarguable high point on this timeless classic with dope atmospheric features by the Automator and scratches by the legendary Q-Bert! This one was certainly ripe for a legacy worthy box set treatment and gets that and more here – featuring all 20 tracks from the Dreamworks version – plus 9 classic level remixes circa 1997 & 2016, plus 3 never before released tracks – in a hexagon-shaped box with a 40 page booklet with notes by Brian Coleman. Includes the ""Earth People", "No Awareness", "Biology 101", "Technical Difficulties", "Blue Flowers", "A Visit To The Gynecologist", "Bear Witness", "Electric Surgery", "Blue Flowers", "Redeye", "I'll Be There", "1977", "Astro Embalming Fluid" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful limited edition box set pressing from Get On Down – with the classic LP and remixes on a 3LP hexagon shaped box – plus 40 page booklet with notes by Brian Coleman!)

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Everyday PeopleEveryday People (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Red Coach/Octave (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $22.99
A lost funky classic from the Kool & The Gang side of the universe – cut by a group we've only seen on this one and only record – which was recorded for one of the sub-labels of De-Lite Records, home to the main Gang! There's clearly some mentorship taking place here – as the group works with producer Gene Redd, of K&TG fame – and they also serve up their own takes on some of the best early funky tracks of that group – while also using that inspiration to then move into some heavy james of their own – all with razor-sharp instrumentation, but a sound that's still plenty raw as well! This maturation of the funky 45 underground is still in its very early stages here – no disco touches or commercial overproduction – which really makes the group shine on cuts that include "Gold Smoke", "Funky Granny", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Mama Said-Papa Said", and "Funky Gene-Ra-Tion". CD features some great bonus cuts – "The Bump (parts 1 & 2)", "Juice It Up (parts 1 & 2)", and the tracks "Get Down Get Stank" and "I Like What I Like", both recorded by the related Hot Line combo. CD

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FatbackTasty Jam ... CD
Spring/Southbound (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A definite Tasty Jam from Fatback – a set that bumps along wonderfully with lots of the bassy bottom grooves that made the combo so great! The style here's tightened up from the past, but still plenty great – almost a reinvention of the group's 70s funk for the old school scene – with a groove that's cleaner, leaner, and sometimes a lot more stretched out than on a funky 45! The bass at the bottom is what really gets things moving – but as always with the group, all the instrumentation is razor-sharp throughout. Titles include "Kool Whip", "Take it Any Way You Want It", "Keep Your Fingers Out the Jam", and "Get Ready For The Night". CD

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... About November 1, 2017
One of the funkiest records ever from Maynard Ferguson – the climax of a great run of bigger group grooves in the 70s! The record's a tight batch of groovers, with production and keyboards by Bob James – and the whole thing's a mixture of big band funk and electronics that's simply out of this world! Side one kicks off with two massive numbers – the Arp-heavy "Cheshire Cat Walk", and the Kool & The Gang-ish "Primal Scream" – and both cuts are quite long, with loads of cool instrumental effects. Side two is a bit softer, but it does include a long keyboard groover called "Swamp". CD

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✨✧ Funk IncFunk Inc (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Fantasy/Stax, 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $22.99 24.99
A killer instrumental album of hard organ grooves and funky basslines! This was the album that broke Funk Inc out of their Indianapolis scene, and made them a force to be forever reckoned with in the history of funky jazz. The album grooves hard in the same sound as some of the classic work by Prestige jazz funk giants like Rusty Bryant, Charles Earland, or Ivan Boogaloo Jones – but it's almost even tighter than their work, because the Funk Inc combo as a tightly woven group of players who'd been together for a number of years. The record's filled with monster cuts that you'll recognize immediately, like the group's famous "Kool is Back", which has a monster sample on the intro, and hard heavy Kool & The Gang grooves throughout. Other tracks include "Sister Janie", "The Whipper", and "Bowlegs". LP, Vinyl record album
(Part of the Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series Purple Funk – on 180 gram vinyl!)

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JunieFreeze ... LP
Westbound, 1975. Very Good+ ... $28.99
Freeze is a wonderful set from Junie – a record that has all the offbeat funk he was crafting with the Ohio Players during their Westbound years – and the same sort of heady sound that would make Morrison a perfect match with the P-Funk empire! The record contains the legendary track "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce", which features a meeting between the Funky Granny (a near folklorish character from the early 70s, who'd appeared on records by Kool & The Gang and Ohio Players) and an alien, who tells urges to "buy this record, buy this record, buy this record" in a very silly voice! The funky comedy of this track is nicely matched by a range of other odd numbers and straighter soul cuts – and titles include "Freeze", "Super J", "Musical Son", "Junie II", "World of Woe", and "Cookies Will Get You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the insert. Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and some writing on front.)

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JunieJunie – The Complete Westbound Recordings 1975/1976 (When We Do/Freeze/Suzie Super Groupie – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Westbound/Ace (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $15.99
A trio of albums from Junie Morrison, plus bonus tracks too – all to document the genius of the guy who really helped the Ohio Players find their groove! First up is When We Do – the solo debut of Junie – a crazy little album recorded for Westbound in the time after he split company with The Ohio Players – and a set that's definitely got the weirdly wonderful mix of music that group was known for in their pre-Mercury years! Junie effortlessly moves between a number of styles, all with a great degree of wit – still keeping things funky in all the best ways, but also really experimenting with larger sounds and unusual arrangements – which come into play here in a really wonderful way! The album's an overlooked funk treasure from the 70s – far too sophisticated for its own time – and titles include "Walt's Third Trip", "Tight Rope", "Johnny Carson Samba", "Anna", "Loving Arms", "Married Him", and "The Place". Freeze is a wonderful set from Junie – a record that has all the offbeat funk he was crafting with the Ohio Players during their Westbound years – and the same sort of heady sound that would make Morrison a perfect match with the P-Funk empire! The record contains the legendary track "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce", which features a meeting between the Funky Granny (a near folklorish character from the early 70s, who'd appeared on records by Kool & The Gang and Ohio Players) and an alien, who tells urges to "buy this record, buy this record, buy this record" in a very silly voice! The funky comedy of this track is nicely matched by a range of other odd numbers and straighter soul cuts – and titles include "Freeze", "Super J", "Musical Son", "Junie II", "World of Woe", and "Cookies Will Get You". Suzie Super Groupie is a funky tribute to all the "Super Groupies" who were helping out the 70s music scene – maybe the closest thing that Junie Morrisson every came to a tribute album – and a set that's got all the same wonderful complexity of his other solo albums on Westbound! As with those records, there's a pre-Prince approach to funk that draws heavily from Ohio Players and P-Funk elements – but which really gets a sharper, more sinister focus with Junie in the lead – at a level of soulful stardom that could have made him another Bootsy Collins, if folks were ever smart enough to figure out what he was doing at the time! Titles include the funky classic "Suzie Thundertussy" – plus "Super Groupie", "Surrender", "Junie III", "What Am I Gonna Do", "Stone Face Joe", "Suzie", and "If You Love Him". Set also features rare Junie cuts – including "Junie's Ultimate Departure", "Walt's Second Trip", "Tight Rope (single)", "Loving Arms (mono)", "If You Love Him (single)", "Super J (single)", and "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce (mono)". CD

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✨✧ Jurassic 5Power In Numbers ... LP
Interscope, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number of tunes, and there's a couple of tracks by the Beatnuts. Akil, Chali 2na, Zaakir and Marc 7 don't do as much of the unison, sing song style that'd been their trademark in the past, but their back to the old school/new school style is still intact. 17 cuts in all, including "Freedom", "If You Only Knew", "Break", "React", "A Day At The Races", "After School Special", "High Fidelity" and "I Am Somebody", plus the Kool Keith skit "DDT" and Cut Chemist's cut'n'paste "Acetate Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kay-GeesEssential Dancefloor Artists Vol 5 ... CD
De-Lite/Deep Beats (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... $4.99
A killer collection of work from The Kay-Gees – most of it from their early years on De-Lite, when the group was rivalling Kool & The Gang for funky ensemble power! The Kay-Gees have a great way of fitting things together tightly, yet without ever sounding too slick – mixing tight rhythms, quick guitar, and lots of horns – all in a blend that's as soulful as it is funky! This nice 11 track CD has some of their best early tracks, with most of them in nice long versions that are much more extended than the funky 45s that we usually get through the racks – and cuts include the classic "Who's The Man (With The Master Plan)", "You've Got To Keep On Bumpin'" (in an 8 minute version!), "Waiting At The Bus Stop", "Master Plan", "Tango Hustle", "I Believe In Music", "Killowatt", and "Get Down". CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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