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✨✧ Kool & The GangLadies' Night ... LP
De-Lite, 1979. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A shameless dancefloor cash-in move – but a record that's still pretty darn great as well! You all know the big title cut "Ladies Night", so we won't bother to describe it – but we can say that the group wisely hooked up with Deodato, who produced, mixed, and even played keyboards on the album. Deodato keeps a nice jazzy punch in the tracks, while still moving towards the slickly produced funk sound that was the group's main approach at the time of the record. JT Taylor's on vocals, and the album's even got a few mellow cuts – like the crossover easy number "Too Hot" – amidst the midtempo 80s grooves that really step out and make the whole thing move. Other tracks include "Ladies Night", "Hangin Out", "Tonight's The Night", "If You Feel Like Dancin", and "Got You Into My Life". LP, Vinyl record album

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Kool & The GangLove & Understanding ... LP
Dee-Lite, 1976. Good+ Gatefold ... $7.99
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". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some edge wear.)

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Kool & TogetherSittin On A Red Hot Stove/Nassau Beat ... 7-inch
Big Crown, New Copy ... On March 2, 2018
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool G Rap4, 5, 6 ... CD
Cold Chillin, 1995. Used ... $4.99
Nice mid 90s work from the legendary Kool G Rapp! 4,5,6 was first of a string of comebacks for the man from QB with the crisp lisp – and a strong slice of mid 90s hip hop. Beats by Buckwild, Dr Butcher, T Ray and Naughty Shorts. There's a nice duet with Nas on "Fast Life", also includes "4, 5, 6", "It's A Shame", "Take 'Em To War", "Executioner Style", "For Da Brothaz", "Blowin Up In The World", "Ghetto Knows", "It's A Shame (Da Butcher's mix)", and "Money On My Brain". CD

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Kool G RapGiancanna Story (Japanese pressing – with bonus track) ... CD
Rawkus/Victor (Japan), 2002. Used ... $16.99
Kool G Rap's comeback album for Rawkus came pretty damn close to never seeing the light of day, thanks to all that bungled Rawkus/MCA business. Here 'tis, thanks to some licensing from Koch. Production by Buckwild, Younglord, Ghetto Pros, Amar, Rockwilder, and others. 14 tracks including "Thug For Life", "Where You At" with Prodigy, "My Life" with CNN, "Thug Chronicles" with Havoc, "Holla Back" with AZ, and more – plus Japanese only bonus track "Planet Of The Apes". CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Kool G RapKeep Going (clean, inst, dirty) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2002. Near Mint- ... $1.99
With Snoop Dogg and Devin The Dude, beats by Hi Tek. 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo.)

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Kool G RapRide On (radio, inst, dirty) ... 12-inch
Rawkus, 2002. Near Mint- ... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Vinyl has small stickers on the deadwax.)

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Kool G RapRoots Of Evil ... CD
Illstreet/Down Low, 1998. Used ... $9.99
Ttiles include "Foul Cats", "Mafioso", "Da Bosses Lady", "Thugs Anthem", "Daddy Figure", "Cannon Fire", "Can't Stop The Shine", "Thugs Love Story", "Mobsta's", "At Da Wake", "Let The Games Begin", and "Hitman's Diary". CD
(Out of print. Booklet and tray card have light waviness.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloIll Street Blues/Crime Pays/Go For Your Guns/Two For The Head ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1992. Near Mint- ... $13.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo in a Cold Chillin sleeve.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloLifestyles (voc, dub, inst, acapella)/No More Mister Nice Guy ... 12-inch
Cold Chillin, 1996. Near Mint- ... $6.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a stickered sleeve.)

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Kool G Rap & DJ PoloRated XXX ... CD
Cold Chillin, Mid 80s-Mid 90s. Used ... $5.99
Double LP with six new songs recorded in 1996 plus another six "greatest hits" including "Rikers Island", "I'm Fly (original version)", "Talk Like Sex", "F*&@ U Man", "Rhyme Tyme" CD

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Kool KeithSex Style (picture disc) ... LP
Funky Ass, 1997. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
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 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. Label has a sticker spot.)

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Kool Moe DeeNo Respect (extended, single edit, inst)/Let's Go ... 12-inch
Jive, 1987. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
Before the LL Cool J and Canibus battles on wax there was LL vs. Kool Moe Dee. "Let's Go" is one of Kool Moe Dee's entries in the battle, with some good punchlines, and is one of his best later tracks. Released around the time of the "How Ya Like Me Now" LP, never made it on that LP. 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool Moe DeeThey Want Money (extended rmx, voc, inst)/ Get The Picture ... 12-inch
Jive/BMG, 1989. Very Good (pic cover)... $0.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool Moe DeeWild Wild West (special extended rmx, single, inst)/Suckers ... 12-inch
Jive, 1988. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $3.99
... 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool Rock Jay & The DJ SliceTales From The Dope Side ... LP
Jive, 1990. Near Mint- ... $5.99
11 tracks in all, including "It's A Black Thing", "Servin Em Well", "Notorious" and "Break Before Your Broke On". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangEverything's Kool & The Gang – Greatest Hits & More ... LP
Mercury, 1988. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Kool & The GangFresh (rmx, dance mix) ... 12-inch
De-Lite, 1984. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
... 12-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Polygram sleeve.)

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✨✧ Kool & The GangHollywood Swinging/Summer Madness ... LP
De-Lite, Mid 70s. Used 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A tasty 2LP set of earlier funk tracks by Kook and the Gang – issued in the mid 70s with the name of 2 current hits by the group, "Hollywood Swinging" and "Summer Madness", both of which are included on the set. The real treat, though, is the earlier material – as many of the cuts on the record are quite hard to find on vinyl in other formats. Tracks include "Who's Gonna Take The Weight (parts 1 & 2)", "Soul Vibration", "NT", "The Penguin", "North South East West", and "Do It Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a name in large letters on all sides & an unglued bottom seam. Labels have some pen.)
 
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Ella Mae MorseRazzle Dazzle ... CD
Kool Kat, 1950s. Used ... $2.99
A total of 30 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. CDr pressing.)
 
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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca ... CD
Atlantic/Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". CD
Also available Maria Fumaca ... LP 23.99

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

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Banda Black RioMaria Fumaca (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner/Polysom (Brazil), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
An excellent album by one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands ever – a wonderful blend of funk, jazz, and soul – and a set that rivals any of the best work coming from the US at the time! These guys are right on the money right from the start – moving through sharp changes with effortless ease, yet never in a way that's too slick or commercial – kind of like that perfect balance that Kool & The Gang hit for just a few records in the mid 70s – but with more of a Brazilian feel overall. Jazzy licks abound – and the keyboards, guitar, and horns are just great – but the set's also got some more regional percussion, too – which really rounds out the record wonderfully. The grooves all have a really universal appeal – essential for any fan of funky sounds – and titles include "Mr Funky Samba", "Junia", "Casa Forte", "Na Baixa Do Sapateiro", "Lelbon Via Vaz Lobo", "Baia", "Maria Fumaca", and "Metalurgia". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Bee Gees, Tavares, Yvonne Elliman, & OthersSaturday Night Fever ... LP
RSO, 1977. Very Good 2LP Gatefold ... $6.99
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
(Cover has a cut corner and some wear.)
Also available Saturday Night Fever (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 13.99

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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 6.99

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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. Very Good+ ... $34.99
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 light wear.)

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

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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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Dr DooomFirst Come First Served ... CD
Threshold, 1999. Used ... $5.99
In the universe of Kool Keith projects, this one is maybe closest to the Sex Style LP lyrically – but the production is better than both Sex Style and Dr Octagon. We're guessing the reason is that Kool Keith had more to do with the production on this one. There's more variety in the beats, and they usually match the theme of the lyrics. The lyrics have the same bizarre Kool Keith-ness, but this time the humor is more targeted, and more mean. In addition to his beefs with the industry, other MC's, and the medical profession, this time bad housekeeping is high on his list of targets(?!) Produced by the Diesel Truckers (Kool Keith and KutMasta Kurt), with a nice picture cover by Pen & Pixel Graphics. 16 full-length tracks plus several skits. Tracks include "Call The Cops", "Brothers Feel Fly", "Body Bag", "Mental Case", "Leave Me Alone", "Welfare Love", "Dr Doom's In The Room", "Apartment 223", "Neighbors Next Door", and "I Run Rap". CD
(Out of print.)

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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

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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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Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... CD
Quest/Warner, 1989. Used ... $1.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". CD
Also available Back On The Block ... LP 6.99

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✨✧ Quincy JonesBack On The Block ... LP
Quest/Warner, 1989. Very Good+ ... $6.99
One of the last really all-star sets from Quincy Jones – and a record that reprises the format of some of his big records of the 70s – like Mellow Madness or Body Heat – in a way that has Quincy surrounding himself with top-shelf artists of all sorts, from jazz soloists, to hip hoppers, to R&B vocalists. Kool Moe Dee & Big Daddy Kane rap on a version of "Birdland" that also has solos from Miles, Diz, and James Moody; Take 6 sing on a mellow version of Ivan Lins' "Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)", Bobby McFerrin sings goofily on "Wee B Dooinit", Siedah Garrett and Al B Sure sing on "The Secret Garden", and a whole choir joins in on "Tomorrow". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve.)
Also available Back On The Block ... CD 1.99

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Jungle BrothersDone By The Forces Of Nature ... LP
Warner/Get On Down, 1989. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $24.99 27.98
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

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Jurassic 5Power In Numbers ... LP
Interscope, 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)... $22.99 24.98
All praise to the mighty J5 – reminding us in the early 00s that hip hop could still be about funky, party rockin' beats and flowing on beat, with witty, intelligent rhymes – and sound as fresh as ever! This album's mostly produced by Cut Chemist, though Nu Mark has a hand in a number of tunes, and there's a couple of tracks by the Beatnuts. Akil, Chali 2na, Zaakir and Marc 7 don't do as much of the unison, sing song style that'd been their trademark in the past, but their back to the old school/new school style is still intact. 17 cuts in all, including "Freedom", "If You Only Knew", "Break", "React", "A Day At The Races", "After School Special", "High Fidelity" and "I Am Somebody", plus the Kool Keith skit "DDT" and Cut Chemist's cut'n'paste "Acetate Prophets". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Power In Numbers ... LP 34.99
 
 
 



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