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Kool & The GangGreatest Hits Live ... CD
Rhino, 1993. Used ... $7.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
(UK pressing on Mojo. Label has some marker.)

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Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (Groove With The Gang)/Love & Understanding (Come Together) – Special Disco Versions ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Nice! This is a 12" single that features two extended disco mixes of these club-oriented tracks by Kool and the Gang! Sure, this is the stuff that brought in their disco years – but it's still pretty darn nice, with an uptempo funky feeling! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a De-Lite sleeve.)

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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 GangTonight/Celebration ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1980. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Well, you know you want it for the b-side, and you hardly need us to tell you anything about it. "Celebration" was probably the group's most enduring mainstream track, for better or for worse. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Polygram sleeve.)

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Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. Used ... $2.99
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 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)... $19.99
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 Moe DeeI Go To Work (extended rmx, single edit, inst) ... 12-inch
Jive, 1989. Near Mint- ... $2.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Jive sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangAs One ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Solid 80s grooving from Kool & The Gang – a group who inspired so many others in the early 80s soul generation, but who could still do it better than most of the rest! The style here is tight and smooth, but never too slick – and Deodato's giving the group some really great production for the album – helping them to focus their energy and soar soulfully, but without resorting to any stiff gimmicks or cliches! There's a great groove running through most of the numbers here – a confident quality that's never too commercial, and which bubbles along nicely throughout. Titles include "Street Kids", "Big Fun", "As One", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho", "Let's Go Dancin", and "Pretty Baby". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kool & The GangBest Of Kool & The Gang 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Funk Essentials, 1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... CD
(BMG Direct pressing.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangMisled (remix, 7" version) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool G Rap & DJ PoloErase Racism/Wanted Dead Or Alive (rmx, dub, inst) ... 12-inch
Warner, 1990. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Erase Racism" features Biz Markie and Big Daddy Kane and production by Biz Markie. "Wanted Dead or Alive remix" with production by Large Professor and Eric B. 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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 & The GangFather Father/Rhyme Time People ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1974. Used ... Out Of Stock
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 GangLove & Understanding ... LP
Dee-Lite, 1976. Used Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Amazing work from Kool & The Gang – from a period when they were pushing past their tight early funky sound, into a super-dope mix of electronics and spacey jamming that is still pretty darn revolutionary today! Although you might think the album would be a bit disco by the date, it's not – and instead has the group moving more towards a style of cosmic righteousness that was undoubtedly influenced by the early work (and success) of Earth, Wind, & Fire. The album has a few live cuts - including an amazing 8 minute long live version of "Summer Madness", with an extended keyboard solo that's just great! Other titles include "Cosmic Energy", "Do It Right Now", "Universal Sound", and a remake of "Hollywood Swinging". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing.)

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✨✧ Kool KeithSex Style (picture disc) ... LP
Funky Ass, 1997. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Some of the stickiest, nastiest, most profane lyricism in Kool Keith's career – also some of the greatest, most time honored production he's ever rhymed over – both of which is saying a hell of a lot! Sex Style is unquestionably over the top in the porn-y wordplay, but it goes so far that plays like satire, and Keith is charismatic the whole time, doing his thing over a bunch of classic level tracks produced by Kut Masta Kurt, and few produced tracks produced by TR Love that are just as incredible, especially the standout "Make Up Your Mind" . 17 tracks in all, including "Sex Style", "Stuck On P***y Drive", "Regular Girl", "Don't Crush It", "Sly We Fly", "Plastic World", "Still The Best", "After The Club", "In Your Face" and "Keep It Real. . .Represent '96". LP, Vinyl record album
(20th Anniversary picture disc – limited edition of of just 500 copies!)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... LP
De-Lite, 1974. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... Out Of Stock
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 GangEmergency (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... 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 GangFresh/Misled (special mix)/Cherish (remix) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Ella Mae MorseRazzle Dazzle ... CD
Kool Kat, 1950s. Used ... $6.99
A total of 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)
 
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Average White BandPickin' Up The Pieces – The Best Of Average White Band ... CD
Rhino/Atlantic, 1970s. Used ... $5.99
One of the biggest crossover funk groups of all time – and when the smoke finally cleared, they were actually pretty darn good musicians! AWB's right up there with Kool & The Gang and Earth Wind & Fire for sheer pop 70s funkiness – and despite what you might think about a bunch of white guys noodling around like they're soul stars, you can't argue with classics like "Pick Up The Pieces", "Person To Person", "Cut The Cake", "Schoolboy Crush", "If I Ever Lose This Heaven", "Cloudy", "A Love Of Your Own", and "Work To Do" – all of which are on this set! There's a total of 18 cuts in all, and other titles include "You Got It", "Queen Of My Soul", "Got The Love", "Soul Searching", and "Your Love Is A Miracle". CD

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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

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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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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... LP
RSO, 1977. Very Good+ 2LP Gatefold ... $11.99
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "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, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeves.)
Also available
Saturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99
Saturday Night Fever (2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray deluxe edition) ... LP 89.99

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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
RSO/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "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, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". 2CD deluxe edition features Serban Ghenea Mixes of "Stayin Alive", "Night Fever", "How Deep Is Your Love", and "You Should Be Dancin". CD
Also available
Saturday Night Fever ... LP 11.99
Saturday Night Fever (2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray deluxe edition) ... LP 89.99

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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever (2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray deluxe edition) ... LP
RSO/Capitol, 1977. New Copy 2LP/2CDs/Blu-Ray ... $89.99 99.98
Yes, it was a mega-hit – and yes, it was one of those records that everyone who lived through the 70s seemed to own at one time – but after all these decades, you can't deny the power of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack – especially for the way that it mixed club soul classics with new original material! Obviously, the Bee Gees cover placement make them big stars of the record – but the set's also got some great early disco gems – like "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, "Boogie Shoes" by KC & The Sunshine Band, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. The Bee Gees reinvent themselves from the early days – and sing "Stayin Alive", "How Deep Is Your Love", "More Than A Woman", "Jive Talkin", "You Should Be Dancin", and "Night Fever" – and the set also features a few instrumentals by David Shire – "Manhattan Skyline", "Night On Disco Mountain" and "Salsation". Insane box set – with the full album on 2LPs, plus a CD with the original soundtrack – and a bonus CD with Serban Ghenea Mixes of "Stayin Alive", "Night Fever", "How Deep Is Your Love", and "You Should Be Dancin". Also includes a Blu-Ray disc with the directors cut of the film – along with director's commentary, a 70s Discopedia, a deleted scene, and even John Travolta dance instruction. Box also features 5 art prints, a turntable mat, a movie poster, and a 24 page book. LP, Vinyl record album
(Super deluxe version with 2 X 180 gram vinyl, 2CDs with bonus remixes, and the classic movie on Blu-Ray!)
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Saturday Night Fever ... LP 11.99
Saturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99

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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. Good+ ... $9.99
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
(Original pressing. Cover has wrinkles and flaking on the bottom 3 inches, with split seams.)

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BlackbyrdsAction/Better Days ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
Two of the later Blackbyrds LPs on one CD! Action is a great little sleeper from the Blackbyrds – a record that never gets as much due as their earlier records that have a hard funky feel, but offer instead a tasty batch of smoother jazz funk numbers that show the group still continuing to grow. Donald Byrd's still at the production helm – and the band's got a nice spacey sound that almost reflects directions that other funk groups, like Kool & The Gang, were taking at the time. The best case of this is the massive cut "Mysterious Vibes", a slow jazzy stepper that was sampled to great fame a few years back – but you can also hear it on the cuts "Supernatural Feeling", "Soft & Easy", and "Dreaming About You". Better Days is filled with sweet warm grooves from the mighty Blackbyrds – a set that has George Duke working with the group, giving them some of the electric vibe of his own great work! The sound is less sharply funky than the early days of the group, but still mighty nice – and titles include "Do It Girl", "Love Don't Strike Twice", "What We Have Is Right", and "What's On Your Mind". CD

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Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... LP
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy (reissue)... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)
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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Chino XLLet 'Em Live (radio, album, inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Warner, 2000. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With Kool G Rap. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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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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Crown Heights AffairDreaming A Dream (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Octave (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $22.99
A dream of a record from Crown Heights Affair – the group's classic first set, and maybe as fine a batch of early club work you could ever hope to find! Like so many of the east coast acts at the start of the disco generation, these guys are a well-trained funk ensemble, playing at a faster clip for the new dancefloor sound – which means that at the core, they've still got some fantastic instrumentation – and a groove that rivals their bigger contemporaries, like Kool & The Gang, Fatback, or BT Express! The drums are fantastic, the basslines nice and subtle, the horns used with some real grace – and there's also some really cool moog solos on the best numbers – which really makes the album a treat. Titles include both disco and vocal versions of their hit "Dreaming A Dream" – plus the tracks "I Am Me", "You Smiled", "Foxy", "I Am Me", "Feeling Tall", "Every Beat Of My Heart", "Na Na Hey Hey", and "Picture Show". CD features bonus tracks – "Foxy Lady", "Dreaming A Dream (Goes Dancin) (orig 12" version)", "Every Beat Of My Heart (12" version)", and "Every Beat Of My Heart (single version)". CD

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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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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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Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream ... CD
Columbia (Japan), 1975. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Primal Scream ... LP 4.99

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✨✧ Maynard FergusonPrimal Scream ... LP
Columbia, 1976. Very Good+ ... $4.99
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
Also available Primal Scream ... CD 13.99

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Funk IncFunk Inc ... LP
Fantasy/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99 19.99
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
Also available Funk Inc (180 gram pressing) ... LP 22.99

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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!)
Also available Funk Inc ... LP 13.99

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In The TraditionAncestral Alliances ... CD
AFJ, 2017. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
Fantastic sounds from this ultra-hip Detroit ensemble – a contemporary group, but one whose musical message takes us back to the sounds of older acts like Fertile Ground or Oneness Of Juju! As with both of those groups, the style here mixes jazz with a wider sense of message and purpose – music that soars out to the skies with pride and positive energy, while also offering a deeper, more introspective conception of its role and power in culture. Tracks are instrumental and vocal – and the double-length album has nary a slow moment at all – as the group burst forth in a warm array of percussion and horns – sometimes a bit funky, always quite spiritual throughout. Olujimi Tafataona arranged, produced, and provided creative vision – and titles include his own "We Cry Freedom", "Stephen", "Brother Chokwe Lumumba", "War Is Here", "Assata", and "Fantasy For Violin & Four Winds" – plus versions of Lee Morgan's "Caramba", Jimmy Heath's "Gemini", John Coltrane's "The Sleeper", Wayne Shorter's "Footprints", and the Kool & The Gang classic "Chocolate Buttermilk". CD
 
 
 



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