All Categories — All




Items/page

Kool  Edit search

 
Sort by
Exact matches: 27
Exact matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
DJ Slice featuring Kool Rock JayCheck It Out (voc, inst)/Slice It Up ... 12-inch
Erika/Jam City, 1986. Very Good ... $4.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing.)

Exact matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangAs One ... LP
De-Lite, 1982. Very Good+ ... $1.99
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
(Includes the printed inner sleeve and mail order form.)

Exact matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangBull Brings You Selections From Kool & The Gang's Past Hits ... LP
Schlitz Malt Liquor, Mid 70s/1981. Near Mint- ... $11.99
What a killer combination – Kool & The Gang and Schlitz Malt Liquor – two of the baddest forces of the 70s! The album's a special promotional album that collects mid-period work by the group, and serves it up in a cool cover that's got the band kicking back with The Bull – and tracks include "Funky Stuff", "Summer Madness", "Jungle Boogie", "Hollywood Swingin", "Open Sesame", and "Sugar". LP, Vinyl record album

Exact matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangEmergency (2CD version – with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1984. New Copy 2 CDs ... $19.99
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

Exact matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangIn The Heart (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1983. New Copy ... $14.99
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

Exact matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangLive At The Sex Machine ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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. 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

Exact matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangOpen Sesame ... LP
De-Lite, 1976. Near Mint- Gatefold ... $9.99
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear, a cutout notch, and a bit of marker on front.)
Also available Open Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD 14.99

Exact matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (Groove With The Gang)/Love & Understanding (Come Together) – Special Disco Versions ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1976. Very Good- ... $2.99
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

Exact matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangOpen Sesame (plus bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $14.99
A magic carpet ride of funky soul from Kool & The Gang – classic Open Sesame from '76 – one that took the group to a higher level! It's not as rawly funky as some of the group's earlier albums, but they do still bring it, just with a cooler spirtual vibe that we never expected – one that opens up their sound even further! The best example of this is the great cut "Little Children", a very righteous jazzy soul number that's been sampled to great use, and one that introduced a great mellow sound for the group. Other cuts include the dancefloor classic "Open Sesame", "Whisper Softly", "L-O-V-E", and "Sunshine". This remastered edition from Big Break UK includes 3 bonus tracks: "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) – Part 2 (Single Version)", "Super Bad (Single Version)" and "Open Sesame (Groove With The Genie) (Promotional 12" – Special Disco Version)". CD
Also available Open Sesame ... LP 9.99

Exact matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
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

Exact matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kool & The GangWild & Peaceful ... CD
De-Lite, 1973. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
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

Exact matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
PlimsoulsKool Trash ... CD
Fuel 2000, 1998. Used ... $9.99
CD
(Out of print.)

Exact matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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 light wear.)

Exact matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangGold ... CD
Mercury, 1970s/1980s. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
CD

Exact matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangKool Jazz ... LP
De-Lite, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great album – even if most of the cuts are on other records! The set's designed to focus on the jazzier side of Kool & The Gang – and it sifts through the first few albums to come up with some of the more sophisticated (yet still totally funky!) numbers by the band, giving a good picture of the many sides of their talents, and also adding in a few other tracks that we haven't found on other records. The groove ranges from slow-dope and mellow, to choppy and funky, with plenty of hot breaks and classic hip hop samples. Titles include the monster jammer "Dujii", plus "Lucky For Me", "Sea Of Tranquility", "North East South West", "I Remember John W Coltrane", "Sombrero Sam", and "Breeze & Soul", a very tasty little jangly number! LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear and a partially split bottom seam.)

Exact matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangLadies' Night (short, long) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1979. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A funky later classic from Kool & The Gang – not as hard and heavy as their early work, but still plenty darn great! And while "Ladies Night" is a well-known hit, there's always great bits on the track that we always fall in love with again – like the tightly compressed horns, and the slightly spacey keys! Produced by Deodato too! 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

Exact matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool G RapIt's A Shame (soul mix, soul inst, da butcher's mix, da butcher's inst, acapella) ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin/Epic, 1995. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
From the "4, 5, 6" LP, and unlike most of the other tracks, this one comes close to Kool G's glory days at Cold Chillin. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo, with clean mixes.)

Exact matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... CD
Mercury, 1974. New Copy ... 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! CD

Exact matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangEverybody's Dancin (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kool & The Gang sounding super-tight, but mighty right as well – a groove that still has all the great jazz elements of their mid 70s records, but which also has them picking up the bassy bottom a bit more too! The sound is not nearly as slick as their 80s hits – and instead still really hangs onto all the best qualities of the De-Lite years, while also moving the group forward at a level that strongly contests all the younger funky combos who were trying to steal their flame! Rhythms are wonderful – completely infectious, and often with some complicated twists that really keeps things interesting – and the album's got the kind of upbeat, joyous groove you'd definitely expect from the title. Tracks include "Everybody's Dancin", "Dancin' Shoes", "Big Chief's Funkum", "I Like Music" "It's All You Need", "Peace To The Universe", and "At The Party". CD features bonus tracks – "I Like Music (single)", "It's All You Need (single)", and "Everybody's Dancin (single)". CD

Exact matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Kool & The GangForce (with bonus tracks) ... CD
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1977. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Kool & The Gang's a little bit slicker and a little bit smoother on The Force than on earlier classic records – but thankfully, they're still getting on down to the funky sounds! The Force does indeed have more of a spacey boogie than a jungle boogie vibe, but they're still doing what we love to hear from them. Party funk and soul from this legendary group – and the soul comes out especially well on the mellower numbers, which seem to take off from classics on albums like Love & Understanding or Open Sesame. Titles include "A Place In Space", "Free", "Slick Superchick", "Just Be True", "Mighty Mighty High", "Oasis", "The Force" and "Life's A Song". This CD edition from Big Break has 3 bonus tracks: single versions of "Slick Superchick" and "A Place In Space", plus the 12" disco version of "Mighty Mighty High". CD
 
Close matches: 1
Close matches28
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Parallax ProjectI Hate Girls ... CD
Kool Kat, 2009. Used ... $4.99
CD
(Out of print.)
 
Possible matches: 58
Possible matches29
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AutomatorMuch Better Tomorrow ... CD
75 Ark, 2000. Used ... $3.99
Tracks include "A Better Tomorrow", "King Of NY", "I Want Da Mic", "Cartoon Capers", "It's Over Now", and "A Better Tomorrow Part 2", all featuring Kool Keith, as well as "4:17", "Buck Buck", "Sleep" and more. CD
(Out of print.)

Possible matches30
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Possible matches31
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Possible matches32
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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
Also available Maria Fumaca (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD 32.99

Possible matches33
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Warner/P-Vine (Japan), 1977. New Copy ... $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". CD
Also available Maria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP 32.99

Possible matches34
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... CD
Warner, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. Still, the inspiration that might make a solid single happen with disparate figures rarely extends to an album – which is what makes Banks & Steelz such a leftfield win. RZA rhyming over hip hop/synth pop hybrid production and sharing vocals and production duties with Banks – with guest appearances by fellow Wu vets Meth, Ghost and Masta Killa, plus Kool Keith and Florence Welch. Includes "Giant", "Ana Electronic", "Sword In The Stone" feat Kool Keith, "Wild Season" woth Florence Welch, "Conceal", "Love And War" with Ghostface, "Can't Hardly Feel", "One By One", "Gonna Make It" and "Point Of View" with Method Man & Masta Killa. CD
Also available Anything But Words ... LP 19.99

Possible matches35
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Banks & Steelz (RZA & Paul Banks)Anything But Words ... LP
Warner, 2016. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 21.98
Wu Tang mastermind and all around modern renaissance man RZA teams up with Interpol vocalist Paul Banks...and it works. Wow! Considering the pros and cons of the contemporary musical landscape, one of the major pros is the cross-pollinating possibilities of what would've seemed crazy in the past. Still, the inspiration that might make a solid single happen with disparate figures rarely extends to an album – which is what makes Banks & Steelz such a leftfield win. RZA rhyming over hip hop/synth pop hybrid production and sharing vocals and production duties with Banks – with guest appearances by fellow Wu vets Meth, Ghost and Masta Killa, plus Kool Keith and Florence Welch. Includes "Giant", "Ana Electronic", "Sword In The Stone" feat Kool Keith, "Wild Season" woth Florence Welch, "Conceal", "Love And War" with Ghostface, "Can't Hardly Feel", "One By One", "Gonna Make It" and "Point Of View" with Method Man & Masta Killa. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Anything But Words ... CD 12.99

Possible matches36
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Possible matches37
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
BT ExpressClose To You/Whatcha Think About That? ... 7-inch
Roadshow, 1975. Very Good+ ... $0.99
Hmmm . . . BT Express aren't really the best group in the world to do a cover of "Close To You" – but fortunately they more than make up for it with the funky cut on the flipside! "Whatcha Think About That" is a nice rolling uptempo number, with a funky instrumental base that's still nice and strong, and a catchy Kool & The Gang-type hook. 7-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches38
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
CS CrewFunky Pack ... LP
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $14.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches39
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Johnny DankworthHighgate Hideaway – The 1959 BBC Transcription Recordings Vol 3 ... CD
Vocalion (UK), 1959. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare BBC material from the great John Dankworth – a British arranger, leader, and alto saxophonist who seemed to work with nonstop energy at the end of the 50s! This set brings together material recorded by Dankworth on three different occasions – not for album release, but only broadcast on the BBC – which makes this well-produced set a commercial debut for all the cuts on the collection! Dankworth solos on alto on a number of tracks, and handles the larger charts with enough space for other soloists too – including Dave Lee on piano, Danny Moss on tenor, Laurie Monk on trombone, and Dickie Hawdon on trumpet and mellophone. Some of the best titles are Dankworth originals – and tracks include "Kool Kate", "I'll Never Be The Same", "Bluesology", "Specs Yellow", "Highgate Hideaway", "Desperate Dan", "Jol & Lol's Blues", and "Melbourne Marathon". CD

Possible matches40
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Everyday PeopleEveryday People (Paramount) ... LP
Paramount, 1971. Near Mint- ... $11.99
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

Possible matches41
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FusionTop Soul ... CD
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... $8.99
Top Soul indeed, as Fusion is a hip Chilean funk band from the early 70s – one who take plenty of influence from American grooves, but also bring in their own soulful elements as well! The sound here is somewhere between Kool & The Gang and Banda Black Rio – with quite a bit of the blend of the latter, especially in the way more local percussion riffs fill out grooves that have a solid grounding in American funk! Instrumentation listed is tenor, guitar, keyboards, bass, and drums – but there's clearly a lot more horns too, as well as some very hip percussion – played in ways that are almost more Brazilian than straight Latin – with a really fluid sensibility that jams nicely with the grooves. There's a slight bit of vocals on the record, but most of the album is instrumental – and titles include versions of Sly Stone's "Thank You" and The Crusaders "Way Back Home" – plus "Dedos", "Balada De Matias", "Dee Blooz", "Para Toda La Gente", "Pulsearas", and "Lamentation". CD

Possible matches42
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Herbie HancockMan-Child ... LP
Columbia, 1975. Very Good ... $11.99
Funky mid 70s Herbie – one his funkiest of the era! Herbie plays a host of kool keyboards (like Fender Rhodes, Arp, Hohner Clavinet, etc), and he's joined by a group that includes just about all of the Headhunters (Paul Jackson and Mike Clark in the rhythm section), as well as Wah Wah Watson, Stevie Wonder, Wayne Shorter, Bennie Maupin, and Harvey Mason. In many ways, one of Herbie's more underrated albums, and worth it alone for the mad, uptempo "Hang Up Your Hang Ups". Other cuts include "Bubbles", "Heartbeat", and "Sun Touch". LP, Vinyl record album

Possible matches43
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Ingram KingdomFunk Is In Our Music (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Excello/KTI (Japan), 1976. Used ... $13.99
A beautiful little album from the earliest days of the Ingram empire in soul – recorded long before any of the individual members had gone onto bigger mainstream fame, and done in a way that has lots of righteous indie touches! Sister Barbara sings lead vocals on most of the tracks – bringing a slightly spiritual quality to the ensemble funk mode of the group – in a way that reminds us a bit of the few early Kool & The Gang tracks that sport female vocals. But there's also a great New Jersey soul kind of quality to the set too – a mode that sometimes slips into gentle harmonies, then rolls into harder funk at other points. Other members of the group include Butch, Billy, Timmy, Jimmy, and Johnny Ingram – and titles include "The Funk Is In Our Music", "He's Mine", "Music Is Our Message", "Tried It And Liked It", "Put Your Troubles Behind", and "What Else Can I Say". CD
(Includes obi!)

Possible matches44
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ 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
Also available Power In Numbers (deluxe edition with DVD) ... CD 4.99

Possible matches45
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jurassic 5Power In Numbers (deluxe edition with DVD) ... CD
Interscope, 2002. Used CD/DVD ... $4.99
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". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Power In Numbers ... LP 22.99

Possible matches46
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Kay GeesGet Down/My Favorite Song ... 7-inch
Gang, 1975. Very Good ... $2.99
A stormer! "Get Down" is a killer from the Kay Gees – a cut that begins with a Kool & The Gang type riff, and which grooves with a sweet ensemble funk sound all the way through! "My Favorite Song" is a winner too – with a similar funky feel, and a mad love-oriented monologue over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

Possible matches47
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
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

Possible matches48
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Power Of AttorneyFrom The Inside ... LP
Polydor, 1974. Very Good+ ... $39.99
Cool stuff! In the tradition of The Escorts or The Prisoners, these guys were a funk group that were actually convicts during the early 70s – in lockdown at Graterford Prison in Pennsylvania, where they were discovered by James Brown (once a jailbird himself – and later to be as well), who brought them to Polydor for this album. James didn't produce – that was handled by Stan Vincent – but the group has a tight ensemble funk approach that's very much in the James Brown mode, with touches of other 70s combos, like Black Heat or Kool & The Gang. Includes the funky classic "Buck Naked", plus the tracks "Life is Nowhere In The Ghetto", "The Children", "Loving You", "Turn Around", and "I Wanna Be Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner, light wear, and a small peeled spot.)
 
Partial matches: 9
Partial matches87
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Clear Soul ForcesGold PP7s ... LP
Fat Beats, 2013. Near Mint- 2LP ... $16.99
Clearly soulful Detroit hip hop from Clear Soul Forces – the team of E-Fav, LAZ., Noveliss and producer Ilajide! Includes "Continue", "Ninja Rap", "Beats, Rhymes & Life", "Freq Freq" feat Kooley High, "Sparring Session", "The Genie", "Wa Drums", "Ain't Playin'", "Eve", "Unlimited Bounce" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold vinyl pressing, still in the shrink.)

Partial matches88
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FelaKoola Lobitos/1969 LA Sessions ... CD
Barclay, Mid/Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
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
(Small cutout hole through case.)

Partial matches89
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Rosie GainesCaring (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Epic/PTG (Netherlands), 1985. New Copy ... $18.99
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

Partial matches90
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Janet JacksonRunaway (14 mixes) ... 12-inch
A&M, 1995. Very Good+ 2x12" ... $4.99
A boatload of mixes of this Janet Jackson track, one of her more commercial numbers, but given some nice spins by Steve Silk Hurley and Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. 14 different mixes seems like they're going a bit overboard, but we're not complaining: "G Man's Hip Hop Mix feat. Coolio", "G Man's Hip Hop Extended", "Silk's Old Skool Radio", "G Man's Club Mix", "Kelly's Bump & Run 12"", "Kelly's Bump & Run Radio", "Silk's Old Skool 12"", "Torin's Chicago Underground", "Maestro's 95th & Ashland House Dub", "Silk's Housy Mix", "Jam & Lewis Street Mix Edit", "Jam & Lewis Ghetto Mix", "J.A.M. Session Mix" and "Indasoul Mix". 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

Partial matches91
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Fela KutiFela Kuti & His Koola Lobitos (3CD set) ... CD
Knitting Factory, 1960s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $26.99 29.98
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

Partial matches92
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band ... CD
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
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", "Son Of Thunder", "Alupandu Gbe", and "I Need Your Love". CD
Also available Shango Dance Band (with bonus 7" single) ... LP 21.99

Partial matches93
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Shango Dance BandShango Dance Band (with bonus 7" single) ... LP
Comb & Razor, Early 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
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". Features bonus 7" single – with the tracks "Son Of Thunder" and "Alupandu Gbe", LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 1000 copies.)
Also available Shango Dance Band ... CD 14.99

Partial matches94
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ DJ Q-BertDemolition Pumpkin Squeeze Musik ... LP
DJ Q Bert, 1994. Used 2LP ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The classic "preskool breakmix" by DJ Q Bert, utilizing the UBB catalogue. LP, Vinyl record album
(In a stickered sleeve.)

Partial matches95
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ MobyFeeling So Real (Remixes) (old skool, unashamed ecstatic piano mix, moby's dub, westbam remix, remix parts) ... 12-inch
Elektra, 1994. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has a cutout notch.)
 
 
 



⇑ Top