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Big Willie Smith (Kool Keith)Keep It Real – Represent 96 (voc, inst)/Prepare (voc, inst) ... 12-inch
Funky Ass, 1996. Very Good+ ... $14.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ KoolI Got Dat Feelin' (radio safe, radio edit, groove beat) ... 12-inch
American, 1996. Near Mint- ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ Slice featuring Kool Rock JayCheck It Out (voc, inst)/Slice It Up ... 12-inch
Erika/Jam City, 1986. Very Good ... $1.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing.)

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✨✧ Falcons/Croom Brothers/Kool Gents/Hammond BrothersPanorama Of R&B Groups ... LP
Vee Jay/Teichiku (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Rare work from the legendary Vee Jay Records – some of the label's best group soul from Chicago, offered up here on a Japanese-only collection, with a few tracks by each artist! LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes obi.)

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Kool & The GangAll Time Greatest Hits ... CD
Curb, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $4.99
... CD

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Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $38.99
This one's called a "best of", but it's really one of the group's first albums, and it pulls together a host of great early tracks, some of which were only ever on singles! The record's got a shiny gold cover, and it's rare as hen's teeth! Titles include "The Penguin", "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "The Gang's Back Again", "Funky Man", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Pneumonia", and "Kool It (Here Comes The Fuzz)". Great stuff, and a rare piece of their early puzzle! LP, Vinyl record album
(Great Japanese pressing, on Lexington – heavy vinyl and cover!)

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Kool & The GangIn The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet set that's part of a big early 80s run from Kool & The Gang – a time that saw the funk legends really hitting the mainstream, and winning over a huge new audience in the process! Given that the Gang virtually invented ensemble funk at the start of the 70s, they're perfectly poised here to move into modes that so many of their younger competition were trying – but never did so well – that blend of 80s elements and more sharply-fused funk instrumentation, all honed down into a tightly snapping groove. The real surprise, though, is the group's growing ability for ballads – which put records like this into hands of folks who never would have dug their funk a few years before. And while we might have had a few problems with that shift at the time, the passage of years has got the whole thing sounding pretty darn great to our ears – especially in comparison to so much weaker work from the time. Titles include "In The Heart", "Joanna", "Tonight", "Straight Ahead", "September Love", "You Can Do It", and "Home Is Where The Heart Is". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Tonight (12" dance mix)", "In The Heart (single rmx)", "Straight Ahead (12" long)", "Ladies Night (promo 12" '83 rmx)", "Joanna (single)", and "Tonight (AOR mix)". CD

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Kool & The GangLadies' Night ... LP
De-Lite, 1979. Very Good+ ... $6.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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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 G RapThugs Love Story (Chapter 1) (dirty, main) ... 12-inch
White Label, 1998. Near Mint- ... $4.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money (extended rmx, voc, inst, 7 inch edit) ... 12-inch
Jive/BMG, 1989. Very Good ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels have a name in marker.)

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Smut Peddlers featuring Kool G RapTalk Like Sex Pt 2 (clean, dirty, inst) ... 12-inch
Eastern Conference/Rawkus, 2001. Near Mint- ... $1.99
"Talk Like Sex Part 2" features Kool G Rap. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a gray sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangEmergency (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 GangFunky Stuff/More Funky Stuff ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1973. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A monster – and one of the group's best early tracks! The cut begins with a famous whistle and vamp, then rolls into a groove that we could spend years trying to duplicate, but could never match. "More Funky Stuff" continues the groove – coming in to fill up your cup, just when you wanted more! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool & The GangKool & The Gang Greatest Hits! ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice compilation of some of Kool & The Gang's best early funk tracks for De-Lite. The record's got lots of nice groovers, including "Soul Vibrations", "Music is the Message", "Rated X", "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swinging", "Funky Stuff", "More Funky Stuff", and more funky stuff! Not to be confused with the similarly titled album that has a gold cover, from a few years earlier, which was actually just the group's first album, and sort of a collection of pre-LP singles. LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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✨✧ Kool G RapHalf A Klip ... CD
Latchkey/Koch, 2007. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(Out of print, penmark over barcode.)

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✨✧ Kool Moe DeeKool Moe Dee (with bonus track) ... CD
Jive/Traffic, 1986. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic first solo album from Kool Moe Dee – pivotal solo rap from the onetime Treacherous Three rhyme slinger – formative stuff that works nearly as well, to our ears anyway, as his platinum breakout How You Like Me Now! 9 tracks on the original album: "Go See The Doctor", "Do You Know What Time It Is", "I'm Kool Moe Dee", "Dumb Dick (Richard)", "Monster Crack", "Little Jon", "The Best" and "Rock Steady". This great, necessary reissue has the bonus "Go See The Doctor (Uncensored Version)". CD

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Fantastic live stuff from the classic early period of Kool & the Gang! The set swings mightily with a sound that's hardly matched on some of their studio albums, and the band proves that their tightness isn't just a batch of studio tricks as they blow away the crowd at the Sex Machine night club. There's lots of great live jamming here, and some of their best early cuts like "Let The Music Take Your Mind", "Who's Gonna Take The Weight", "Funky Man", and more. This is a very nice reissue pressing, with a cool gatefold wraparound cover, and some very heavy funky wax! Another one that we never thought we'd see again on vinyl – now out for the masses at a nice nice price. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Earth & StoneKool Roots ... CD
Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.99
Great duo vocals from the team of Albert Bailey and Clifton Howell – recording here with some excellent rhythms from Sly & Robbie and the rest of the Channel One crew! The music is mostly mellow, with a stepping groove that works great for the harmonies of the pair – and there's a fair bit of roots numbers here, mixed with some warmer lovers' rock titles too. Like other great titles on Pressure Sounds, this one does a great job of giving Earth & Stone the showcase they deserve – with excellent sound, and notes on the music – and titles that include "False Ruler", "Once Bitten Twice Shy", "Black Roots", "Three Wise Men", "Holy Land Of Home", "Jail House Set Me Free", "Devil Wise", "House Of Dub", "Wiser Dub", and "Jester Not". CD
 
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✨✧ VariousSuper Stars Of Seventies Soul (3CD box set) ... CD
Shout, 1970s/Early 80s. Used 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Features music from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Rose Royce, the Brothers Johnson, Curtis Mayfield, the Spinners, the Jackson 5, the Emotions, Lou Rawls, Labelle, Isaac Hayes, Chic, Al Green, the O Jays, Kool & the Gang & more. CD
(Out of print, promotional sticker over barcode.)

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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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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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

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Beginning Of The EndNassau Funk ... LP
Playback, Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
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", and "Come Down Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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Black HeatKeep On Runnin' ... CD
Atlantic (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
The third album from Black Heat – and quite possibly the funkiest of the bunch – thanks to an even tighter sound than before, and lots of emphasis on the bottom of the groove! The group's got a few more members than before, but their sound is somehow even leaner – a really tight approach to ensemble funk that really sits proudly with the best of the Kool & The Gang/Fatback generation – with some sweet Afro-inspired touches as well! The organ on the set is especially nice – played by Johnell Grey, and bubbling up nicely underneath the horns – and the drums from Esco Cromer have a wicked kick too, even on some of the album's mellower cuts. Titles include the killer break cut "Zimba Ku", plus "Questions & Conclusions", "Love", "Prince Duval", "Feel Like A Child", "Keep On Runnin", and a nice funky version of "Drive My Car". CD

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Dr OctagonDr Octagonecologyst ... CD
Bulk, 1996. Used ... $9.99
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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Everyday PeopleEveryday People (Paramount) ... LP
Paramount, 1971. Very Good- ... $3.99
Not to be confused with the other group of the same name that had a loose association with Kool & the Gang, this is the Canadian white funk group who released a few singles and just this one LP on Paramount. The monster cut here is "I Like What I Like", a nice stormer with a fast funk sound throughout, and some tight organ grooves. Also includes"Everyday People", "Travellin'", "I Get That Feeling", "Music Man", "Experience In Love", "You Make Me Wonder", "Don't Wait For Tomorrow", "Nova Scotia Home Blues" and "Girls". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some ring & edge wear.)

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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 ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... Just Sold Out!
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover & labels have an ink stamp.)

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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream/New Vintage/Carnival ... CD
Columbia/BGO (UK), 1976/1977/1978. Used 2CD ... $9.99
A trio of heavy-hitters from hornman Maynard Ferguson – all served up in one sweet set! Primal Scream is one of the funkiest records ever from 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". On New Vintage, Maynard really grooves it – playing with a group that's even larger than some of his early 70s funk sessions, in a style that's got traces of disco and R&B-styled fusion! The set was arranged, conducted, and produced by Jay Chataway – who's going for a nice smooth mode on most of the cuts, almost in the slick manner of some late 70s cop show soundtrack. Tracks are a bit longer than usual, with more room for the groove, and titles include the originals "Oasis" and "El Vuelvo", a surprisingly nice disco take on "Maria", and the cuts "Airegin" and "Star Wars". Carnival is a cool cooker from Maynard Ferguson – and a set that has all the upbeat tones you'd expect from the title, but lots of funky currents underneath! The set really sparkles right from the start – and has that sweet vibe that Maynard was really getting perfect on these late 70s records for Columbia – jazzy fusion that's tight, but never too uptight – with lots of room for sweet solos from the leader himself, plus Bill Hannon on moog, John Qdini on guitar, Eric Traub on tenor, and Mike Migliore on alto. Titles include a famous working of Earth Wind & Fier's "Fantasy" – plus "Battlestar Galactica", "MF Carnival", "Baker Street", "Birdland", "How Ya Doin Baby", and "Stella By Starlight". CD

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✨✧ Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
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

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G-DepChild Of The Ghetto ... LP
Bad Boy, 2001. Near Mint- 2LP ... $2.99
Tracks include "Everyday", "Child Of The Ghetto", "Special Delivery", "Whatever (Interlude)", ""Keep it Gangsta" featuring Shyne, "The Ride ", ""Danger Zone", ""I Am" featuring Kool G Rap & Rakim, "Doe Fiend", "I Want The World To See" featuring Joe Hooker, "Let's Get It" featuring P Diddy, "It's All Over", "One Way", and "Nothing Gonna Stop Me". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes insert.)

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Ice T, MC Shan, Big Daddy Kane, & OthersColors – Original Soundtrack ... LP
Warner, 1988. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Hard to believe how important this soundtrack was, back in the day. One of the first good hip hop soundtracks, and a motherlode of great cuts like "Paid In Full (7 minute Cold Cut remix)" by Eric B & Rakim, "Butcher Shop" by Kool G Rap, "Colors" by Ice T, "Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste" by M.C. Shan, and "Go On Girl" by Roxanne Shante. More by Salt N Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, 7A3, and Rick James. Marley Marl produced the motherlode of these cuts, and this was the early days of the Cold Chillin/Warner alliance. LP, Vinyl record album

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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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KonKon & The Gang ... LP
BBE (UK), 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $26.99 27.99
A heady set of grooves from Kon – part of the Kon & Amir team you'll know from the famous series of compilations and mix tapes (both On and Off Track!) – stepping out here as a fantastically strong lead artist of his own, with help from a few key guests as well! The set's both a showcase for Kon's own music, and his ability to handle the grooves of others – sometimes with extra mixing skill, sometimes just through his own ability to reach out and bring great sounds together – as he did with his previous collections! The vibe here is a soulful take on club – very much in the spirit of the title and logo, which pay homage to Kool & The Gang – but given a contemporary vibe, in a way that's a nice update of the spirit of the classic cuts that Kon chose for the Off Track series on BBE. Titles include "Can't Get Enough" and "Awe Baby (Medlar rmx)" by Kon, plus "I Promise (Kon rework)" by Doc Daneeka feat Seven Davis Jr, "Do It Well" by Serge Gamesbourg, "Out Of My Head" by Bosq, "Hooked On Ya" by Caserta, "Back 2 Luv" by Eli Escobar feat Steven Klavier, and "I Like To Feel Your Eyes On Me When I Look Away" by Scott Thatmanmonkz featuring J Gordon. LP, Vinyl record album

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Lightnin' RodHustlers Convention ... LP
Celluloid, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Fantastic stuff – incredibly hard and incredibly funky, and a masterpiece all the way through! Long before there was any talk of gangster rap, Jalal of the Last Poets recorded this album of gamblin', pimpin', and hard double dealin'. It's a fantastic album-long ride through the dark side of the black underworld, and is the aural equivalent of a blacksploitation flick. Kool & The Gang provided the music – and Jalal tells the whole story throughout, in the same hard rappin' style he used with the Last Poets! The record's an undisputed classic, and includes the sample classic "Sport", plus loads of other righteous funky cuts like "Spoon", "Grit's Den", and "Sentenced To The Chair"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Missin' LinxExhibit A EP ... 12-inch
Simulated/Loud, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
Missing Linx are Al' Tariq (formerly Fashion/Kool Fash of the Beatnuts), Black Attack and Problemz. If only more groups would follow their example – instead of releasing an LP with lots of filler tracks, Missin' Linx choose the best 6 tracks and released them as an EP: "What It Is", "Ain't Nothing", "Hotness" featuring JuJu, "Family Ties" featuring Freddie Foxxx, "That's That", "and "M.I.A.". Production by DJ Emz, Adam 12, Alchemist and Necro. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Ed PiskorHip Hop Family Tree Monthly #9 ... Book
Fantagraphics, 2016. New Copy ... $2.99 3.99
The comic series that tells the tale of the early days of hip hop – but presents the story in the style of a Marvel Comics tabloid from the 70s! Ed Piskor's approach to the material is really unique – and he extrapolates historical details into an extended narrative of the scenes with colorful comic-style images. The monthly series anthologizes the stories in a way that's even truer to Piskor's comic book influences than the graphic novel collections. Amazing! Issue #10 features the comic book bio of the early days the Beastie Boys, the behind-the-scenes biz of pre-Def Jam Russell Simmons, the early electro era of Tuff City Records, rap contest winners The Disco Three who would go on the be known, for better AND for worse as The Fat Boys, Kool Moe Dee and The Treacherous Three and much more! Book
 
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Fela KutiFela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1960s. Used 3CD ... $18.99
A startling look at the early days of Afro Funk – some of the first recordings ever from Fela Kuti – working here with his Koola Lobitos group from the 60s! The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's ever given credit for during the 60s – a gritty blend of styles that's already head and shoulder above the work of most of his contemporaries – with a vibe that definitely points the way towards his genius of the 70s! The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano – a wonderful blend that's spun out over the course of short tracks that include "Lagos Baby", "It's Highlife Time", "Signature Tune", "Araba's Delight", "Omo Ejo", "Obinrin Le", "Lal Se", and "Wa Dele". CD

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✨✧ Original ConceptStraight From The Basement Of Kooley High ... LP
Def Jam, 1988. Sealed ... $24.99
Debut LP following two dope singles. Most of the tracks have that harder 80s Def Jam feel, and of course the early Dr. Dre & T-Money (of Yo! MTV raps fame) appearances. Includes "Charlie Sez", "Runnin Yo Mouth", "Pump That Bass (Live)", "Here Comes The 5-Oh", "Get Stupid. . .Again", "(Cause) We're Original", "To The Beat Y'All", "She's Gotta Moustache" and "Total Confusion". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Some of Fela's earliest work! The Koola Lobitos record features work from 1964 to 1968, most of it never issued before, and a startling look at the early days of Afro Funk. The music is a mixture of highlife, South African soul, and a good deal more funk than Fela's every given credit for during the 60s. The horns come together beautifully, often in a sad Hugh Masekela-type style, underpinned by work on electric bass, and some warm electric piano! The 69 LA sessions are great, too – and feature pivotal work in a similar style, kicked up a few notches on bass and percussion. The tracks are shorter than later – most are 3 to 6 minutes long – but the intensity of the work is incredible, and makes us wonder what would have happened to the LA scene had Fela stayed in the city! Titles include "Eko", "My Lady Frustration", "Lover", "Funky Horn", "Olofe Mi", "Laise Lairo", "Wayo", "Highlife Time", and "This Is Sad". CD

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FelaLagos Baby 1963 to 1969 ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
Seminal sounds from the earliest years of Afro Funk – rare 60s material from Fela Kuti, most of it recorded long before he achieved international fame! The styles here are often different than Fela's longer funky work of the 70s – shorter tunes that revel in a variety of African modes – including highlife, jazzy grooves, and some straighter soul-based work! The sound's often quite raw – partly due to the age of the recordings, partly due to the hard percussion and raspy horn work – and the tracks all pack a hell of a lot of punch, especially as some of Fela's more complicated rhythm styles start to appear on the second half of the set. Some tracks are preformed with Fela's early Koola Lobitos group, and the set also features material from a rare live 10" album too! 2CD version features a whopping 39 tracks in all – with titles that include "Bonfu", "Onifere No 2", "Awo", "I Know Your Feeling", "Everyday I Got My Blues", "Waka Waka", "Lai Se", "Ako", "Araba's Delight", "Wa Dele", "Abiara", "Mi O Mo", "Se E Tun De", "VC 7", "High Life Time", "Signature Tune", "Lagos Baby", and "Omuti Soul". CD
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Rosie GainesCaring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $13.99
A near-lost album of 80s soul from Rosie Gaines – produced, arranged, and mostly written by Rosie with help from a few key associates – and done in a nicely mellow style that has a deeper feel than most other work from her contemporaries! Instrumentation is definitely in the 80s mode – with a fair bit of electric percussion and keyboards – but Rosie's vocals aren't content with just sliding along with the rhythms, and have a deeply soulful range that we really like a lot, and which totally makes the record great. We've always been surprised that this set didn't push her onto bigger fame – but over and above that mystery, the record's a great one that holds together beautifully over the years. Titles include "I've Gone Too Far", "Skool-ology", "Caring", "Frustration", "Wake Up", "Good Times", and "What Are We Coming To". CD features bonus tracks – "Crazy" and "In A Jam". CD

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Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99 19.98
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best players with him – to form the amazing Shango Dance Band, which is this incredible bridge between older Afro jazz modes and the new funk styles to explode in the 70s! At some level, the groove's a bit like that which Fela was percolating at the start of the 70s – but there's also some jazzier currents on the horn solos, especially the trumpet – and Okeji's bass is very far up in the mix – dipping, turning, and crafting these amazing grooves throughout – with a snakey vibe that's completely sublime – as is the entire record. And sure, there have been plenty of Afro Funk reissued on the market in the past decade or so – but few as essential as this one – or as enjoyable! Titles include "Position Pass Power", "Women Are Great", and "I Need Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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Martial SolalMartial Solal Trio (Vols 1 & 2 – plus bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Columbia (France), 1953/1954/1955. New Copy ... $8.99
A hell of a great little package – an overstuffed CD that not only features the first two 10" albums by groundbreaking pianist Martial Solal – but also features some bonus titles from a 7" EP too! By the end of the 60s, Solal had emerged as one of the more avant pianists on the French scene – but here, in the early days of his career, he's a very committed bop musician – and one who was able to link the virtuoso styles of the concert hall scene with the looser swing and improvisation of jazz. Solal has an incredible dexterity on the keys here – but never overstates himself, and instead keeps things in a soulful swing with the help of players who include Jean Marie Ingrand, Pierre Michelot, and Joe Benjamin on bass – and Roy Haynes, Pierre Lemarchand, and Jean-Louis Viale on drums. Titles include "La Chaloupee", "The Champ", "Ramona", "Farniente", "Midi 1/4", "Signal", "Ridikool", "You Go To My Head", "You're Not The Kind Of Boy", "Poinciana", and "Just One Of Those Things". CD

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TristanLifestyle (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Sweet Soul (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $28.99
A great album from Tristan – a group we only discovered in recent years, thanks to a UK release – and who we're really enjoying on this unusual Japanese-only album! Despite that overseas traffic, Tristan's got a sound that's really rooted in classic American soul – maybe given a slight contemporary update – as in the music of Brand New Heavies or Incognito – with rock-solid funky soul instrumentation from the group, and beautiful lead vocals from Evelyn Kallansee! Heston joins the group on two tracks, Francesco Cottone on two others – and titles include "I'll Be Around", "Admiration", "Feet Back On The Ground", "Let Me Breathe", "Group Up", "Spirit One", "Skip This", and "Love Leads The Way". Japanese pressing features bonus tracks "Supersize My Sunshine (1984 rmx)", "Running (1999 rmx)", and "Take Me To The River (Captain One-eye oldskool mix)". CD

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Mary Lou WilliamsMary Lou Williams Plays London (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Vogue/Sony (France), 1953/1954. New Copy ... $8.99
Fantastic work from Mary Lou Williams – the American pianist who first rose to fame in the 40s, but who's working here on the London scene – on two sessions originally issued as 10" LPs back in the 50s, plus bonus tracks too! Both records feature Williams in a quartet, with the addition of Tony Scott on bongos to the usual trio format – an added percussive kick that really helps these tunes take off, and which maybe gives them even more of a modern swing than some of Williams' American material. Mary Lou's touch on the keys is fantastic – rich in color, but never full of itself to get too flowery – and the rhythm is from either Ken Napper or Lennie Bush on bass, and Allan Ganley or Tony Kinsey on drums. Titles include "Nickels", "Why", "Twilight", "The Man I Love", "Titoros", "Perdido", "Koolbongo", "For You", "Azure Te", "Flying Home", "Lady Bird", and "Yesterdays". 22 tracks in all! CD

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VariousSedayeh Del – Funk, Psychedelia, & Pop From The Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99
Amazing sounds from the last Western years of Iran – really incredible music that shows what a cultural crossroads the nation had become! While some might criticize the culture as embracing the west too strongly at the time, music like this is a great illustration of the way that the cognoscenti were really onto something unusual – able to weave together the local and the global in really cool ways – crafting funk and grooves that are unlike any thing happening in neighboring scenes at the time! The mix of regional and western modes is not unlike Turkish music from a few years before – but the styles here are also much more soul-based, with a range that flows between funk and club, and includes some instrumentation you'd never hear on an American record at all – a perfect complement for the echoey style of vocal recording used on many numbers. The package may well be the most compelling so far from this mighty cool label – and titles include "Kermani" by Zia, "Koolehbaar" by Shahrokh, "Mahigir" by Maziar, "Omadi" by Shoreh, "Tasvire Yek Fal" by Soli, "Be Man Tekyeh Kon" by Shamaizadeh, and "Avazekhian Na Avaz" by Farrokhzad. CD

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✨✧ Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... CD
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Insanely wonderful work from Shango Dance Band – a group headed by onetime Fela Kuti bandmate Ojo Okeji – whose bass work here is worth the price of admission alone! Okeji was a key part of Fela's Koola Lobitos, until leaving the group in 1968 – and taking some of the best players with him – to form the amazing Shango Dance Band, which is this incredible bridge between older Afro jazz modes and the new funk styles to explode in the 70s! At some level, the groove's a bit like that which Fela was percolating at the start of the 70s – but there's also some jazzier currents on the horn solos, especially the trumpet – and Okeji's bass is very far up in the mix – dipping, turning, and crafting these amazing grooves throughout – with a snakey vibe that's completely sublime – as is the entire record. And sure, there have been plenty of Afro Funk reissued on the market in the past decade or so – but few as essential as this one – or as enjoyable! Titles include "Position Pass Power", "Women Are Great", "Son Of Thunder", "Alupandu Gbe", and "I Need Your Love". CD
Also available Shango Dance Band ... LP 16.99
 
 
 



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