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Big Noyd/Large Professor/Kool G RapNaturally Born (produced by Ayatollah, Cookin Soul rmx) ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Coalmine, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Tight, timeless supergroup single from the almighty team of Big Noyd, Large Professor and Kool G Rap – produced by Ayatollah! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Kool & The Gang12 Inch Collection & More ... CD CD format
Universal, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $5.99
Funky singles so great, you'd almost think the 12" format was invented for them! This essential package pulls together a wealth of rare singles from the legendary Kool & The Gang – a group who already sounded great on their shorter album and 45 tracks, but who used the 12" format to stretch out their groove even more – playing heavily on their talent for jazzy funk in the earlier years on this set, and moving into tighter, more groove-centrist modes as the 80s rolled on! The package features full, long 12" mixes of some of the group's biggest dancefloor numbers – with tunes that start around the 5 minute mark, and roll on up past 10 minutes on some of the longer tracks! 10 titles in all – including the previously unreleased "Take My Heart (long 12" rmx)" and "Mighty Mighty High (orig 12" extended)" – plus "Get Down On It (12" ext)", "Open Sesame (12" ext)", "Love & Understanding (12" ext)", "Fresh (12" rmx)", "Hanging Out (12" rmx)", "Ladies' Night (12" full length LP)", "Tonight (12" rmx)", and "Celebremos (orig 12" Spanish)". CD

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Kool & The GangAs One (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD features lots of bonus tracks – including "Big Fun (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (single)", "Street Kids (single)", "Hi De Hi Hi De Ho (single)", "Let's Go Dancin (12" promo rmx)", and "Street Kids (12" dance rmx)". CD

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Kool & The GangCelebrate ... LP LP format
De-Lite/Polygram, 1980. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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 some light wear.)
Also available Celebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD 9.99

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Kool & The GangCelebrate (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD features the bonus tracks "Celebration (single)", "Take It To The Top (single)", "Jones Vs Jones (single)", "Morning Star (long version)", and "Celebremos (12" Spanish version)". CD
Also available Celebrate ... LP 3.99

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Kool & The GangGood Times ... CD CD format
Polydor, 1972. Used ... $28.99
Often overlooked amidst the bigger early albums by Kool & The Gang – but a totally solid record of funky stuff that's right up there with their best work! The band is super-tight at this point, grooving along in a hard drum, heavy bass, wah wah guitar frenzy – and even the vocals are great by this point, with that good mix of funky soul and humor that made the band so much more entertaining than some of their contemporaries. Tracks include the spacey "Wild Is Love", the super-dope "Rated X" and "North East South West", the mellow jazz number "I Remember John W Coltrane", and the cuts "Good Times", "Country Times", and "Making Merry Music". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... CD CD format
Mercury, Early 70s. Used ... $13.99
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and working hard to push their excellent early singles on the De-Lite label – the kind of indie funky 45s that went on to shape the sound of a generation to come! This album brings together a number of those singles – really great little tracks that you can't really ever find on wax, and which have the group's perfect blend of bass/drum rhythms, choppy guitar, and hard-blaring horns – a massive groove that's still tighter here than any of the countless combos the record went onto inspire. The LP's a non-stop jam all the way through, with funk so pure it could be considered the blueprint for a generation – and titles include "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger", "Kool's Back Again", "Breeze & Soul", "Sea of Tranquility", and "Kool & The Gang". CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Kool & The Gang ... LP 9.99

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Kool & The GangKool & The Gang ... LP LP format
De-Lite, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A landmark album of funky genius – and one of the first times a batch of funky 45s had ever been so tightly sewn into a full LP! By the time of this album's release, Kool & The Gang were already underground legends – cutting it up in small clubs around the east and midwest, and working hard to push their excellent early singles on the De-Lite label – the kind of indie funky 45s that went on to shape the sound of a generation to come! This album brings together a number of those singles – really great little tracks that you can't really ever find on wax, and which have the group's perfect blend of bass/drum rhythms, choppy guitar, and hard-blaring horns – a massive groove that's still tighter here than any of the countless combos the record went onto inspire. The LP's a non-stop jam all the way through, with funk so pure it could be considered the blueprint for a generation – and titles include "Give It Up", "Raw Hamburger", "Kool's Back Again", "Breeze & Soul", "Sea of Tranquility", and "Kool & The Gang". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Kool & The Gang ... CD 13.99

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Kool & The GangLadies Night (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
De-Lite/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $9.99
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". CD features nice bonus tracks too – including "Ladies Night (12" promo disco mix)", "Hangin Out (12" disco mix)", "If You Feel Like Dancin (single)", "Ladies Night (single)", "Too Hot (single)", and "Hangin Out (single)". CD

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Kool & The GangLight Of Worlds ... CD CD format
Mercury, 1974. New Copy ... $4.99 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! CD

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Kool & The GangLive At PJ's ... LP LP format
De-Lite, 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $9.99
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Live At PJ's (with bonus track) ... CD 9.99

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New Kool & The GangLive At PJ's (with bonus track) ... CD CD format
Mercury, 1971. Used ... $9.99
One of the greatest Kool & The Gang albums ever – a monster live session that almost blows away their studio classics! The groove here is far more freewheeling and complex than some of their singles from the 70s – longer, tripped-out tunes with a definite undercurrent of jazz amidst the funk – loads of wicked horn bits from Ronnie Bell and Dennis Thomas that complicate things up nicely, while still staying soulfully in the groove. There's no vocals at all on the record – which further enforces the Kool Jazz sound of the set – and the album's even harder-hitting than their previous Sex Machine live album, so much so, the PJ's club had to close its doors shortly after the Gang's performance! Titles include the all-time killer sample cut "Duji" – plus "NT", "Ronnie's Groove", "Ricksonata", "Lucky For Me", "Sombrero Sam", and a medley of "Ike's Groove/You've Lost That Lovin Feeling". CD also features a rare bonus cut – "The Penguin" – recorded at the time, but not issued on the original album! CD
(Out of print.)
Also available Live At PJ's ... LP 9.99

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New Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... CD CD format
Polygram, 1976. Used ... $19.99
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". CD
(Out of print!)

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New Kool & The GangMusic Is The Message ... CD CD format
Mercury, 1972. Used ... $36.99
A pivotal album in the career of Kool & The Gang! This album has the band operating at the top of their early 70s funky powers – and it also shows them dabbling a bit with electronics, which would become a big part of their sound a few albums later. The best example of this is the totally cool "Electric Frog (parts 1 & 2)", which has this amazing bubbling moogy riff that goes in and out of the song. Other tracks are more straight-ahead funky – and they're all great! Titles include "Music Is The Message", "Love The Life You Live (parts 1 & 2)", "Funky Granny", and the righteous "Soul Vibrations". Also features the super-dope mellow "Blowin With The Wind", a stripped-down number that's dominated by a trumpet solo, and proof that the group could operate just as well at a mellow level as they could at a hard funky one! CD
(Out of print.)

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New Kool & The GangSomething Special ... LP LP format
De-Lite, 1981. Very Good- ... $2.99
Something Special indeed – as the album was one of the biggest hits for Kool & The Gang, and showed that the group still had plenty of energy left to groove into the 80s! The record features production work by Brazilian music maestro Eumir Deodato – who by this point had become a sweet and smooth talent with a real flair for putting over a modern soul groove! Deodato's approach is really great – smooth, yet soulful, without any tricks or gimmicks – and a real appreciation for lead vocals and a catchy little hook! The album features the group's party classic "Get Down On It", plus "Steppin Out", "No Show", "Pass It On", "Be My Lady", "Take My Heart", and "Good Time Tonight". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has some wear and creases.)

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP LP format
De-Lite, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Sure, this one's got "boogie" in the title – but don't let that scare you off! The album's carved in the same hard funky style as mid 70s hits like "Hollywood Swinging" or "Jungle Boogie" (both from earlier albums) – and in fact, the "boogie" in the title seems to be a definite reference to that latter track, which is aped a bit on the album, instead of the more common 70s use of the term for disco. Whew! That's a bit of a complicated explanation – but we're just trying to tell you that this one's still plenty funky, with loads of great drums, jazzy riffing, monster basslines, and even a dose of righteous soul! Tracks include "Spirit of The Boogie", "Jungle Jazz", "Ancestral Ceremony", "Winter Sadness", and "Ride the Rhythm". One of their last great LPs, and an essential addition to their mid 70's opus! Reissued with the original gatefold cover, too! LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Spirit Of The Boogie ... LP 11.99

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Kool & The GangSpirit Of The Boogie ... LP LP format
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 wear.)
Also available Spirit Of The Boogie ... LP 9.99

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Kool & The GangStone Love (club mix) (double a-side single) ... 12-inch 12-Inch
Mercury, 1986. Very Good+ ... $0.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some marker.)

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Kool & The GangSweat ... LP LP format
Mercury, 1989. Near Mint- ... $3.99
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Kool & TogetherKool & Together – Original Recordings 1970 to 1977 ... LP LP format
Heavy Light/Light In The Attic, 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $20.99 22.98
Blistering funk rock and raw, tightly grooving psych soul from small town Victoria, TX – trailblazing material from Kool & Together. This is an amazing anthology from Heavy Light/Light In The Attic that pulls together material from private press 45s the group put in the early-to-mid 70s and previously unreleased tracks recorded by Texas music legend Huey P Meaux. There's a raw soul, funky drums & percussion core to Kool & Together's style that's really great! Singer Tyrone Sanders doubles as the group's conga player, which is a great touch! There's a demonstrable level of gritty psych soul and rock in the mix, too – wah wah guitar, in particular – but they're much more into a tight, heady groove than the kind of lumbering heft and solo-heavy styles of other Hendrix disciples. It's a family band – the earliest tracks on the set feature Charles Sanders Sr on vocals, with Charles Jr on guitar, Tyrone on conga and Joe Sanders on drums – with the boys trading lead vocals and instrumentation on other later recordings, along with additional players. A great discovery from Heavy Light Records! 19 tracks in all: "Sittin' On A Hot Red Stove", "I Know", "If You Can", "Wino Man", "Magic Words", "Peace Is At Hand", "Better Days", "Fly So High", "Electronic Funk", "Reaching Out", "Hooked On Life", "Blow It Out Your Mind", "Get Your Feet Off The Ground" and more, plus 4 demos: "Escapism Beat", "Hot Pants", "Nassau Beat" and "Wino Man". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... CD CD format
RSO, 1977. Used ... $5.99
The record that defined a generation, and a set with some surprisingly nice soul tracks, too – including "Open Sesame" by Kool & The Gang, "Disco Inferno" by The Trammps, "KJEE" by MFSB, "Calypso Breakdown" by Ralph MacDonald, "Fifth Of Beethoven" by Walter Murphy, "If I Can't Have You" by Yvonne Elliman, and "More Than A Woman" by Tavares. CD

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

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Bonde Do RoleTropicalbacanal ... LP LP format
Mad Decent, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 20.98
Brazilian contemporary favela funk, electroclash, genre-defying party rockers Bondo Do Role again deliver insistent jams for Diplo's Mad Decent label – with guest appearances by Mixhell, Ce'Cile, Kool AD, Poolside, Rizzle Kicks, Death Set, DJ Chernobyl and (amazingly!) Caetano Veloso. Tracks include "Arrastao" feat Mixhell, "Kilo (English Version)", "Brazilian Boys" feat Ce'Cile, "Pucko", "Bang" feat Kool AD, "Picole", "Baby Don't Deny It (Babydoll De Nylon)" LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a "secret artwork decoder".)

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Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... CD CD format
Delicious Vinyl/Rhino, 1992. Used ... $6.99
A 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". CD
Also available Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 (clean version) ... CD 3.99

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Brand New HeaviesHeavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 (clean version) ... CD CD format
Delicious Vinyl, 1992. Used ... $3.99
A 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". CD
(Out of print. BMG Direct pressing.)
Also available Heavy Rhyme Experience Vol 1 ... CD 6.99

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Milt BucknerNew World Of Milt Buckner ... CD CD format
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), 1962/1963. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the coolest albums ever from organist Milt Buckner – a set that not only features his own great work on Hammond, but also some excellent vibes from Gene Redd! This isn't the Redd that was a member of Kool & The Gang, but his pops – and Gene works with Buckner here on arrangements to craft a sound that's much hipper and more soulful than usual for Milt – quite a change from some of his dates for other labels, especially some of the overseas ones. The rest of the group features Bill Willis on bass and Phil Paul on drums – and tunes are awash in cool tones and unusual sounds – handled very differently than in other versions. The album includes nice versions of "Take Five", "Fly Me To The Moon", "All Blues", and "Why Don't You Do Right" – all with a lot more of a soul jazz groove than you'd expect! CD

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New CameoShe's Strange ... LP LP format
Atlanta Artists/Polygram, 1984. Very Good ... $3.99
A bit dated, but an indisputable classic from Cameo – one that has them changing up their sound from earlier albums! The heavier funk of some of their late 70s sides is long gone, and in its place is a more stripped-down style that relies more on electric percussion and keyboards to update their sound. The best cuts on the set have that mellow crossover feel that Kool & The Gang were using at the time – smoother, slinkier soul that played well with larger audiences, yet still had a nice degree of soul. Titles include "She's Strange", "Love You Anyway", "Groove With You", "Hangin Downtown", and "Le Ve Toi". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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New Con Funk ShunFever ... LP LP format
Mercury, 1981. Very Good- ... $4.99
One of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the lyric sleeve. Cover has edge wear, a few creases, and some pen.)

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Con Funk ShunFever/Electric Lady ... CD CD format
Mercury/Cherry Red (UK), 1983/1985. New Copy ... $13.99
80s magic from Con Funk Shun – a pair of albums back to back! Fever is one of the sweetest-grooving albums ever from Con Funk Shun – proof that the group was almost better when they tightened things up a bit! The set was produced by Deodato at the height of his hit-making soul powers – and it's got a sharpness that really helps bring the Con Funk Shun groove into focus – a style that's not nearly as commercial as Deodato's work with Kool & The Gang, but which shares a similar blend of jazz and modern soul elements! Most tracks groove nicely, even some of the mellower ones – and Deodato's got a perfect balance in the sound of the set – keyboards, beats, and bass all in the right places, with plenty of soulful vocals flowing warmly over the top. Titles include "Don't Let Your Love Grow Cold", "Hard Lovin", "If I'm Your Lover", "Can You Feel The Groove Tonight", "Indiscreet Sweet", and "Baby I'm Hooked". Electric Lady is a relatively beat-heavy set from Con Funk Shun – one that has them moving into some of the same spaces as their ensemble funk contemporaries, and using a bit more programmed rhythms than before! Given their pedigree with grooves, the group still manages to keep things soulful – and the album's still got the group at their funky best – and is definitely not in the vein of some of the more commercial work of this type from the mid 80s. Lead vocals are mostly by Michael Cooper, and titles include "Turn The Music Up", "Electric Lady", "Don't Go", "Circle Of Love", "Pretty Lady", "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do", and "I'm Leaving Baby". CD

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CountsFunk Pump ... LP LP format
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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New CS CrewFunky Pack ... CD CD format
Cultures Of Soul, 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
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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DJ Spin KutRapp Mix Masters No 2/Rapp Mix Masters No 3 ... 12-inch 12-Inch
NYC Beat Masters, 1980s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Two 15 minute long mixes by DJ Spin Kut, with Kool Moe Dee, Eric B & Rakim, the Boogie Boys, Audio Two and others. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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FBIFBI (with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Big Break (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $8.99
One of the greatest British funk albums of the 70s – if not all time! FBI may have an American reference in their name, but back in the day, they were the leading lights of the London soul scene – and one of the few groups who could blend together jazz, soul, and funk influences with the same sort of depth and tightness you might get from Kool & The Gang at their best! As with that group during their crucial mid 70s years, there's a style here that's really stretching out – not just copycat funk, but a really deep, personal approach to the groove – such that the mellow tracks have rhythms that are as infectious as the uptempo ones – and the whole record has this sense of righteous soul and almost spirituality – really tying things together beautifully, and making this classic way more than just a typical 70s soul album! A true treasure throughout – well worth all the praise its received over the years – with cuts that include "Love Love Love", "Talking About Love", "FBI", "The Time Is Right To Leave The City", "Bad Deal", and "Let Me Love You". CD features 4 bonus tracks too – "Zilch", "Lead Us", "Tell The Truth", and the super-funky "Get That Ball". CD

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Funk IncHangin' Out ... CD CD format
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1972. New Copy ... $13.99
No hangin out here – because these guys are tighter than ever, and right on the money from the very first note of the set! A snapping drum break opens up the album – followed by a wickedly stepping bassline, a rolling conga part, and a vamping dance between Hammond and tenor sax – all to set the scene for a batch of grooves that's easily one of the finest ever from this Indy combo! The album's got a sharpness and tightness that balances beautifully between funky jazz and instrumental soul – a territory that's a bit like Kool & The Gang at times, but which has a much more jazz-based approach on the solos. The big cuts include "Smokin' At Tiffany's" and "Dirty Red" – and other tracks include a sweet cover of Curtis Mayfield's "Give Me Your Love", plus "We Can Be Friends", "I Can See Clearly Now", and "I'll Be Around". CD

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FusionTop Soul ... CD CD format
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
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
Also available Top Soul ... LP 16.99

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FusionTop Soul ... LP LP format
Alba/Lion, 1975. New Copy ... $16.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 500 copies!)
Also available Top Soul ... CD 12.99

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Herbie HancockMan-Child ... LP LP format
Columbia, 1975. Very Good- ... $5.99
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
(Cover has some wear.)

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Jungle BrothersDone By The Forces Of Nature ... LP LP format
Warner, 1989. Very Good- ... $14.99
Ahh, the glory days of the Native Tongues. Remember a time when dropping knowledge and keeping rumps bumpin' weren't mutually exclusive? This sophomore LP from the Jay Beez is a smorgasbord of funky breaks, jazzy samples and lyrical niceness from the golden era of hip hop. 16 tracks, including interludes and such, with "Doin Our Own Dang", "J Beez Comin Through", "What U Waitin' 4", "Beyond This World", "Acknowledge Your Own History", "Sunshine", "Beeds On A String", "Done By The Forces Of Nature", "Kool Accordin 2 A Jungle Brother" and "Tribe Vibes". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing, including the lyric sleeve.)

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Melting PotFire Burn, Cauldron Bubble ... LP LP format
Ampex, Early 70s. Very Good+ Gatefold ... $14.99
This is the kind of funky rock record we can get behind! Although Melting Pot are ostensibly one of the many drum-heavy rock groups of their generation, the band manages to kick it very well with a strong commitment to funk – a commitment that outweighs their rock-based lyrics much more than other bands of the type. The core of the group is a nice drum/organ/guitar groove – but there's other added instrumentation, including some tight horns. The record's got a nice funky instrumental version of the track "Kool & The Gang", by the group of the same name – plus vocal tracks that include "Tell Me The Truth", "Feeling Alright", "Await The Coming Day", "Welcome To The Party", and "Sunday Tree". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wear.)

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Open Mike EagleDark Comedy (colored vinyl) ... LP LP format
Mello Music Group, 2014. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Brilliant, darkly comic rhyme centric hip hop from Open Mike Eagle for the Mello Music Group – complete with excellent beats, by Jeremiah Jae, Dibia$e and Busdriver – plus guest appearances by Chicago-bred comedic genius Hannibal Burress and Kool A.D. of Das Racist. Titles include "Qualifiers", "Thirsty Ego Raps", "Golden Age Raps", "Idaho", "Sadface Penance Raps", "A History Of Modern Dance", "Big Pretty Bridges (3 Days Off In Albuquerque)" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl.)
 
 
 



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