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VariousLuxury Soul 2018 (3CD set) ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2018. New Copy 3CD ... $14.99
Fantastic soul from the contemporary scene – most of it by British and American artists who work in the soul underground – hand-picked by the always-trusted ears of Expansion Records! As you might know, the label also reissues lots of classic soul from the 70s – and we'd ... (Neo Soul) read more CD

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VariousMad Mats Presents Digging Beyond The Crates ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 19.99
Mad Mats is not only digging beyond the crates here, he's also digging beyond any conventional expectations you might have – as the set's got a unique vibe that may well make it one of the most compelling BBE compilations in years! The music is from the late 60s through the present – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMagnificent – 62 Classics From The Cramps' Insane Collection – Long Gone In The World Of Incredibly Strange Music ... CD
Righteous (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $11.99
They're not lying about the title of this one – as the set is both "magnificent", and "insane" – an incredible array of offbeat singles from a time when it seemed like just about everybody and their pop had a small record label – and were able to turn out some ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousMainstream Modern Soul 2 – 1969 to 1976 ... CD
Mainstream/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Fantastic soul from Mainstream Records – an imprint that's normally best-known for their work in the field of jazz, but a label that also cut some killer soul singles in the early 70s! Mainstream soul artists almost never got a chance to record a full-length album – so over the years, ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousMaking Time – A Shel Talmy Production ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic look at the studio genius of Shel Talmy – the man whose talents really helped The Kinks, Who, and Creation make a huge mark on the UK scene of the 60s! Yet apart from these famous productions, Shel also handled a heck of a lot of other great work too – as you'll hear on ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousMarylebone Beat Girls 1964 to 1967 – Superior 60s She-Pop ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The heavier sound of UK girl pop in the 60s – not the sunnier, more string-laden sounds that were crossing the Atlantic at the time – but female singers who gravitated towards a deeper, fuzzier side of the spectrum – and were often years ahead of their time with their approach! ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 22 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Funky club from the post-disco years – served up in a mix of tracks that go way past the obvious! Even at the start of this series, the Masterpiece folks were giving us something fresh and different – and all these many volumes later, they're digging deeper than ever – yet also ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMasterpiece Volume 23 – The Ultimate Disco Funk Collection ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
A masterpiece of 80s groove – a totally sweet blend of overlooked treasures and classic numbers from the left side of the clubs – all wrapped up together as a mighty nice blend! The set digs a lot deeper than some of the earlier Masterpiece volumes – it has to, given the length ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMerritone Rock Steady Vol 1 – Shanty Town Curfew 1966 to 1967 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousMerritone Rock Steady Vol 3 – Bang Bang Rock Steady 1966-1968 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Fantastic sounds from the rocksteady years in Jamaica – tracks that are a fair bit more rare and obscure than some of the bigger singles that circulated at the time – even though they feature a fair bit of the same artists and musicians! The work here all came from the studios of ... (Reggae) read more CD
Also available Merritone Rock Steady Vol 3 – Bang Bang Rock Steady 1966-1968 ... LP 32.99

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VariousModern Northern Soul ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cuts that burn with a classic flavor – all served up by 21st Century artists who draw a lot of inspiration from the Northern Soul sound of the 60s! The album focuses mostly on British artists, and also serves as a great reminder of the way that scene in the 60s helped bring a ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 1 – The Haschish Party ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A wonderfully groovy set – every bit as great as you might guess from the title and the cover – and the very first installment in the now-legendary Mood Mosaic series! The set's one of the few to bring together tunes from the groovier side of the spectrum at the end of the 60s – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 5 – Supervixens ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1997. New Copy ... $9.99
Strange twist for this series (which has been mostly lounge and funk), but a great batch of danceable uptempo fusion tracks and lost disco cuts from the euro club heyday of the 70s. Tracks include "Ma Mo Ah" by Tony Valor, "Follow Me" by Black Devil, "Dance Freak" by ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 7 – The New Shapes Of Sound ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 2000. New Copy ... $9.99
Very groovy! This series never stops being great – and this 7th volume is a stunning set of mellow jazzy grooves, with kind of a slight 60s easy bent to them! The list of tracks is very nice, with many light lilting groovers – including a number with a good Brazilian feel to them. ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 9 – The Sound Bullett ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 2000. New Copy ... $9.99
The grooviness continues! This set's a wonderful mix of obscure soundtrack grooves – plus a few other choice Latin bits – with an out-of-this world groove that's totaly excellent! The Mood Mosaic series is one of our favorite-ever – as they really go out of their way to pull ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMood Mosaic Vol 10 – Retro Active ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Funky tunes and groovy tracks collide in this always-great series! This 10th volume pushes the envelope even further – mixing together tight jazzy numbers with other cuts that have a late 60s pop sound. Tracks include "Watermelon Man" by Monk Higgins, "Jukes Box Chez ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMore From The Other Side Of The Trax – Volt 45rpm Rarities 1960 to 1968 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
Stax Records was so great at the start, the label kept on recording and releasing amazing music far past its familiar hits – so much so that the b-sides of their singles were often every bit as great as the better-played sides! This set looks at that huge legacy of music, and brings together ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 2 – 15 Deep Funk Pearls Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $1.99
A second turn in the Movements series on the Perfect Toy label – some of the most blazingly funky 45s you'll hear – put together by the Tobias Kirmayer of Tramp Records! Once again we're floored by how great all of this stuff sounds – some of the deepest, tightest funk material ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMovements Vol 9 – Compiled By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Heavy tracks from a variety of rare singles – most of which appear here on a full length collection for the first time ever! The Movements series has been going for many volumes now, and it never fails to amaze us – as the music is not only wonderful, but also served up at a level that ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 1 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousMr Bongo Record Club – Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousMr M's Northern Soul 1974 to 1981 – Wigan Casino Oldies Presented By DJ Dave Evison (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Time (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The cover and title might be a bit obscure, but the set's a wonderful collection of unusual soul tracks from the late 60s and early 70s – music that originally got big play at the British Northern hotbed of Wigan Casino – but sounds that are more than great enough to hear in any sort of ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousMusiques Rurales D'Amerique Latin – The Rural Music Of Latin America (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1930s/1940s/1950s. New Copy 3CD ... Just Sold Out!
Not the better-known sounds of Havana, Rio, and Acapulco – but instead a range of sounds from more rural settings in Latin America – music from sources that run the gamut from Argentina through Brazil, Venezuela, and Peru – on up to Mexico and Cuba as well! The package isn't ... (Latin) read more CD

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VariousNew Deal Blues – 1933 to 1939 ... CD
Mamlish, 1930s. New Copy ... $8.99 13.99
Raw country blues from the 30s – a set that focuses on the shifting modes of the southern styles of the time – and brings into focus the kind of sounds that would really take off in the decade to come! The work here may not be as well-known as some of the more collected, more ... (Blues) read more CD

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VariousNew Jazz Festival – Balver Hohle 1974 & 1975 (11CD box set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy 11CD ... $134.99 199.99
Incredible jazz from the German scene of the 70s – two years' of recordings from this important festival – one that presents all the "new jazz" promised in its name, but in a range that moves effortlessly between free jazz, modal moments, funky fusion, and even some groovy big ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VariousNew Jazz Festival Balver Hohle – New Jazz 1976 & 1977 (8CD set) ... CD
Be! (Germany), 1976/1977. New Copy 8CD ... $129.99 179.98
A heck of a collection – and one that really gets at the amazing array of free-thinking jazz that was brewing up on the European scene during the 70s! The set brings together over eight hours of music recorded during two years of this legendary festival – and each new disc has some ... (Jazz) read more CD

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VariousNew Orleans Funk 4 – Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
One of the hippest collections of New Orleans soul we've ever heard – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that comes on with a sock-solid groove that even beats the previous entries in this series! In fact, since this is the fourth from Soul Jazz, the label's done an even deeper job ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available New Orleans Funk 4 – Voodoo Fire In New Orleans 1951 to 1975 (with download) ... LP 26.99

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VariousNew York Sound – From The East Coast To The Future ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.99
Seminal club tracks from the New York underground at the end of the 70s – a host of killer singles from the Spring, Vanguard, and Posse labels – all in a fantastic blend of boogie, disco, electro, and soul! The work here is easily some of the most sophisticated to come out of the east ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 27 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Boogie, electro, and 80s groove – all sorted out nicely in this killer collection of ultra-rare cuts! As with previous volumes, this edition of Nighttime Lovers shows a side of the 80s that hardly got any play at the time – the more underground work by lesser-known artists, much of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousNME C86 (3CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
A amazing look at the British indie scene during one of its greatest stretches – the mid 80s period when it seemed like new labels and new bands were springing up every week! The 2CD set takes its name from the influential C86 collection put together by NME at the time to showcase some of ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousNo Jive – Authentic Southern Country Blues ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rootsy blues from the great Excello Records – most of it recorded not too far from the Tennessee city in which the label made its home! The southern scene in the 50s was going through plenty of changes – partly because of all the migration northwards that started during the wartime ... (Blues) read more CD

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VariousNo More Heartaches/What Am I To Do ... CD
Trojan/Doctor Bird (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A pair of Trojan Records compilations – back to back on a single CD! Both of these sets are way more than just collections of early rocksteady and reggae – as the set list of both records was surprisingly special – and often included some obscurities from Trojan, and well as ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities 3 – Eclectic, Precious & Deliciously Danceable 60s Soul Sides ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Forget the class, because these tunes are plenty grooving all the way through – just the sort of gems you'd hope to discover in a top-shelf Northern Soul compilation – really well-selected 60s soul tracks, most of which we've never heard before! The package is certainly classy in its ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 6 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Upbeat soul with plenty of polish – but never in a way that dampens the groove at all! Instead, these tracks mark a huge new level of sophistication in the soul world of the 60s – sounds from smaller labels who were learning the lessons of Motown – able to fuse together tight ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousNothing But A House Party – The Birth Of The Philly Sound 1967 to 1971 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Some folks might associate Philadelphia soul with the famous Gamble & Huff productions of the 70s disco years – but the city was already overflowing with great music in the years before Philadelphia International – as you'll hear in this totally groovy set! Philly was making as ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousNuggets Vol 3 – Original Artyfacts From The First Psychedelic Era 1965 to 1968 ... CD
Warner (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A fantastic collection that goes way beyond the original Nuggets compilation – a set that digs even deeper into the now-huge Warner Brothers vaults – past familiar tracks from the home label, Elektra, and Atlantic – to include material from the huge range of other companies that ... (Rock) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousOcora – Le Monde Des Musiques Traditionelles/The World Of Traditional Music (6CD set) ... CD
Ocora (France), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 6CD ... $34.99 39.99
A fantastic overview of sounds from Ocora Records – an imprint that may well be the greatest ethnographic label in the world, with a tremendous legacy of well-recorded music from around the globe! Ocora is an offshoot of Radio France, and always did a top-shelf job, right from the start ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousOh No Vs Now Again Vol 3 – Now Again Music Library ... CD
Now Again, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99 14.98
A third mighty dip into the huge catalog of Now Again Records – the special offshoot of Stones Throw that's given us countless funk, soul, and psych rarities over the past decade or so! This set of mixes may well be the trippiest so far we've heard from the combination of Oh Now and the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousOne Way Glass – Dancefloor Prog, Brit Jazz, & Funky Folk 1968 to 1975 (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
One of the coolest collections of grooves you might ever hope to own – a batch of tracks that come from the unlikely prog underground in the UK – but which are full of heavy basslines, riffing guitars, and funky drums! A few years earlier, the UK scene was in love with American soul ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – It Ain't The Meat – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousOriginal Blues/Risque Blues – My Ding A Ling – Original King Recordings ... CD
King/Gusto, Late 40s/Early 50s. New Copy ... $3.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Burkina Faso ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Fantastic sounds from the glory days of the Burkina Faso scene – a time when the country's place at the crossroads of West Africa was helping to create some really amazing music! There's no set style here that defines the groove – as some tracks seem to flow from Nigerian funk, while ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Original Sound Of Burkina Faso ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousOriginal Sound Of Mali ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
One of the best collections of music from Mali that we've ever heard – and a set that nicely gets past some of the overdone cliches of that scene, to really focus on the kind of overlooked 70s gems that showcase sides of the music that are funky, jazzy, and plenty soulful throughout! There's ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Original Sound Of Mali ... LP 26.99

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VariousOther Side Of The Trax – Stax/Volt 45rpm Rarities 1964 to 1968 ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
Stax Records turned out plenty of hits in the 60s – but the Memphis label was also a non-stop powerhouse of recording, and cut countless sides that were every bit as great as their hits, but never fully got their due! This collection brings together a huge amount of those gems – 24 ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousPantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... CD
Rush Hour (Netherlands), Late 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
Electro soul from a key moment in the South African scene – that point in the late 80s when it really seemed like there was some light at the end of the tunnel, and the nation's music seemed to hit a new vibe to match! The grooves here are unabashedly catchy, and seem to revel in the kind of ... (Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Pantsula – The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988 to 1990 ... LP 23.99

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VariousPied Piper Finale ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Rare soul from the Detroit underground of the 60s – all of it from the vaults of Pied Piper Productions – a fantastic company who flourished in the shadows of Motown! Pied Piper was headed by Motown percussionist Jack Ashford – who contributed to many better-known Detroit soul ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousPlanet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults ... CD
Ace/Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Planet Mod is a pretty groovy place – a spot in the solar system where rock, blues, and soul effortlessly blend together – thanks to the mighty talents of the legendary producer Shel Talmy! The set here is a great dip into the farther reaches of Talmy's records of the 60s – way ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Planet Mod – Brit Soul, R&B, & Freakbeat From The Shel Talmy Vaults (180 gram pressing) ... LP 29.99

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VariousPlay The Game – The XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story Vol 2 ... CD
Sounds Of Memphis/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rare gems from the Memphis scene of the late 60s & early 70s – Kent UK's second volume in the XL & Sounds Of Memphis Story series – tunes that are diverse, trailblazing, and definitely deserving of some late love! The purpose of the series is to celebrate many the fantastic ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousPlayers – 12 Super Rare Original Funk Monsters From The Late 60s & Early 70s ... CD
Soul Patrol (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 12.98
A great set of grooves from the legendary Soul Patrol Records – the long-running label that's always a key source for hard to find funk! As with other Soul Patrol sets, tracks here represent the farthest reaches of the funky 45 underground – hard to find singles from the late 60s and ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousPop Makossa – The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976 to 1984 ... CD
Analog Africa (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99
You might know "Soul Makossa" – the worldwide hit by Manu Dibango that was covered by many folks, and sampled heavily in later years too – but this set takes a look at the deeper scene behind that famous groove, through a host of wickedly funky tracks from the late 70s scene ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousPraise Poems 6 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic sounds from this always-great series – one that's always got an unassuming title, but which always turns us onto a great range of songs we've never heard before! As with previous volumes, the approach here is really unique – not really spiritual jazz, or righteous soul – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Praise Poems 6 – A Journey Into Deep Soulful Jazz & Funk From The 1970s (with bonus download) ... LP 19.99

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VariousProgressive Italia '70 (15CD set) ... CD
Cramps/Sony (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 15CDs ... $59.99 99.99
The Italian progressive rock scene of the 70s is one with many different strands and styles – a good deal of which you'll get to experience in this amazing little collection! Italian prog is the stuff of legend – as tight and well-played as the most famous work from the UK at the start ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousRace Records – Black Rock Music Forbidden On US Radio 1942 to 1955 (3CD set) ... CD
Fremeaux & Associates (France), 1940s/Early 50s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
R&B, jump blues, and even early rock and roll – all served up here in a wonderful collection of vintage work from the postwar years! The collection focuses on the underground of recordings issued as "race records" back in the day – material that had an undeniable impact ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 22.99
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large ... (Reggae) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousReal Sound Of Mark Grusane ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Mark Grusane is the selector here, not the artist – but he's got a fantastic ear for rare grooves that almost makes his DJ work sound like a new creative projects in itself! Mark has called Chicago home for all of his life – and has spent years digging the crates in the Windy City ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousRedman International – Dancehall 1985 to 1989 ... CD
Dub Store (Japan), Late 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.98
Sweet digital dancehall – served up here in a collection that does a great job of looking at the deeper side of the scene in the late 80s! All tracks here appeared on the Redman International label, and there's definitely a number of versions handled by the Redman himself – but only ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousRevolutionary Spirit – The Sound Of Liverpool 1976 to 1988 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 5CD ... $44.99
A huge look at the Liverpool scene in the UK – but one that doesn't focus on the generation of the Beatles and Brit Invasion groups – and instead brings some great attention to the city's contribution to the post-punk years and beyond! The package is tremendous – 100 songs in a ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousRhythm & Bluesin By The Bayou – Livin, Lovin, & Lyin ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
A massive amount of musical discoveries from the Louisiana scene – a set that features a huge amount of unissued tracks from back in the day – but all with the kind of vibe that matches some of the best early soul and R&B on labels like Specialty, Minit, and Imperial! The wealth of ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRisque Blues – Keep On Churnin ... CD
King, 1940s/1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $2.99 9.98
Raw, raunchy sounds – all pulled together from a time before soul and rock even existed! Most of the work here is from the classic catalog of King Records – a killer imprint in the postwar R&B market, and a company who wasn't afraid to do what it took to make a knockout record! In ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRockabillies, Hillbillies, & Honky Tonkers – Mississippi & Lousiana – The Big Howdy Record Company Story ... CD
Stomper Time (UK), Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
Great sounds recorded in the shadow of Sun Records – raw southern sounds from the early years of rock and roll – all handled by the tiny Big Howdy record label! The music here is a nice mish-mash of the kinds of sounds that broke big away from the cities – rockabilly with plenty ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousRoots Of Popular Music – The Ralph S Peer Story (3CD set with book) ... CD
Sony, 1920s/1930s/1940s/1950s/1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $42.99 59.98
The title might seem a bit all-encompassing – but given the talents of the mighty Ralph Peer, it certainly fits! Peer was one of the most pioneering figures in the early days of the recording industry – a talent scout who would endlessly search the country, especially the south, for ... (Blues) read more CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 1 – 1963 to 1964 – Something Got A Hold On Me ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Early 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
Rare soul from the Baltimore scene – a host of under-heard and unreleased tracks from a top-shelf indie label! A handful of Ru-Jac titles hit big back in the 60s, but the label worked mostly in obscurity – caught between the bigger soul music cities of Philly and Washington, and ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 2 – 1964 to 1966 – Get Right ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
A sweet second chapter of Baltimore's rare Ru-Jac label – a mighty hip imprint that cut some killer soul singles back in the 60s! There's lots of great groovers here – romping tunes that have a hard-edged approach to danceable soul – the kind of groovy, unusual singles that you ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 3 – 1966/1967 – Finally Together ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
The Ru-Jac label is really on fire here – taking off with some sweet female soul singers, as you might guess from the image on the cover – in modes that mix their deep soul core with some nice jazzy touches too! Two big artists grab the first half of the collection here – Kitty ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRu-Jac Records Story Vol 4 – 1967 to 1980 – Changes ... CD
Ru-Jac/Omnivore, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.99
Baltimore's legendary Ru-Jac Records label at the end of the 60s – coming to terms with some of the bigger changes in soul music, which means that they're adding a bit more funk to the mix! As with all the previous volumes in this excellent series, the scope of sounds and knowledge here is ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousRude Boy Scorchers (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Kingston Sounds (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great set of classic rude boy numbers from the early years of the ska and rocksteady scene! "Rude Boy" is a term that's been really watered down over the years – especially through its overuse in American ska, and all the posers that adopted it – but back at the roots, the ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousRumbita Buena – Rumba Funk & Flamenco Pop From The Belter & Discophon Archives – 1970 to 1976 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Spanish sounds with plenty of groove – a killer compilation from a time when older flamenco styles were coming into play with fresher forms of funk and soul – all of which makes for a really amazing sound! All the drama of previous years gets packed into these upbeat, fast-moving tunes ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Rumbita Buena – Rumba Funk & Flamenco Pop From The Belter & Discophon Archives – 1970 to 1976 ... LP 25.99

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VariousSamples Outta LA – Soul ... CD
Playoff (France), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Classic cuts from the 70s – all of which have been used as hip hop samples over the years, but which sound even better here when served up on their own! The collection's only partly a sample set – but really just stands strongly as a great batch of perfect tracks from back in the day ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSeafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.98
That's Seafaring Strangers, not to be confused with the rootsy vibe of the Wayfaring Strangers on a similarly-named Numero Group series – as these guys are playing tightly-crafted sounds that soar to the mainstream – with a vibe that's obviously classy enough to get them admission to ... (Rock) read more CD
Also available Seafaring Strangers – Private Yacht ... LP 22.99

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VariousSecao Ritmica – Instrumental Funk From 70s Brazil ... CD
Atemoya, 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.98
Fierce funk from 70s Brazil – tracks that easily challenge the same heavy vibe you'd know from American work in the funky 45 underground of the time, or even some of the bigger jazz funk releases of the decade! The artists here aren't inspired by the sound of bossa nova – and instead ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSing Me A Rainbow – A Trident Anthology 1965 to 1967 ... CD
Big Beat (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 22.99
A rich collection of work from the Trident Productions imprint – a mid 60s company based in San Francisco, and home to a great array of really groovy artists! The sounds here are a fair bit sweeter than more famous SF work of the late 60s – often a mix of folk rock and jangle-pop that's ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousSoho Blondes & Peeping Toms – Saucy Vocals & Piquant Pop From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $4.99 13.99
The sexy sound of Soho at the start of the 60s – served up here in a host of mostly British singles that have been lost for years! The selection is one of the grooviest in this line of cool compilations from St Etienne – filled with obscure vocal and instrumental tunes that mix ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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VariousSoho Espresso ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 13.99
The fab sound of London in the postwar years – a set of cooking cuts from the Soho scene, served up from a time when the city was finally getting back its steam! The music here is a really hip array of modes – a bit of jazz, Latin, rock instrumental, and more – used in tunes that ... (Vocalists) read more CD

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VariousSonda – Muzyka Z Programu Telewizyjnego – Library Music From Sonoton Vaults ... CD
GAD (Poland), 1971/Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Classic cuts from a famous Polish TV show – mostly pulled from the rich catalog of the German Sonoton sound library! The music here is very heavy on keyboards and tight, dramatic grooves – music that's often in the best modes that so few sound libraries could manage at the time – ... (Sound Library) read more CD

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VariousSoul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... CD
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Soul Festival – 1971 to 1979 Soulful Floorfillers ... LP 12.99

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VariousSoul Of A Nation – Afro-Centric Visions In The Age Of Black Power – Underground Jazz, Street Funk, & The Roots Of Rap 1968 to 1979 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSoul On Fire – The Detroit Soul Story 1957 to 1977 (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Time (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
Not the complete Detroit soul story, but a set that's even more interesting than that – as the huge package looks at a wealth of lesser-known tracks from the farther reaches of the scene – mostly with a focus on the kinds of underground 60s cuts that made the Motor City so great! A ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousSoul On The Real Side #8 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $14.99
Fantastic 70s soul – not the big hits from back in the day, and not disco numbers either – but a really well-chosen batch of the kinds of tracks that most folks have missed over the years! There's a warm, upbeat feel to the whole set – tunes that are uplifting, but also have some ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSoul Togetherness 2017 – 15 Modern Soul Room Gems ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Lots of killer contemporary soul tracks – but served up with the kind of classic warmth we've always loved in the Soul Togetherness series! The set's got a great selection of well-chosen cuts that are mostly from the current underground – some by artists who've gotten a shot at fame, ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSoulsville USA – A Celebration Of Stax (3CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99 24.99
It's been almost 60 years since the Stax Records label forever changed the face of American soul music – and we can think of no better way to celebrate than by dipping into this well-chosen batch of 60 classic tracks from the label's glory days! The whole Stax groove is here – from the ... (Soul) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousSouthern Groove – Hotlanta, Aware, & Clintone Funk & Soul – Masterful & Obscure 1970s Funk & Soul From Georgia & Alabama ... CD
BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
Funky soul from one of the less-discovered scenes in the south – the hotbed of small labels that were making some mighty great grooves in Atlanta during the 70s! The Peachtree city isn't nearly as well-cited as a soul music source in comparison to places like Memphis, Muscle Shoals, and even ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSpace, Energy, & Light – Experimental Electronic & Acoustic Soundscapes 1961 to 1988 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
A deep look at the electronic music underground in the 60s, 70s, and 80s – not the academic theoreticians who were slaving away in university laboratories, but the more independent, freewheeling talents who were using the initial analogue moment to open up their own boundaries in time and ... (Out Sound) read more CD

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VariousSpiritual Jazz 8 – Japan Parts 1 & 2 – Esoteric, Mocal & Progressive Jazz From Japan 1961 to 1983 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99
The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousStarday Custom Series #500-675 – Rockabilly, Country, Hillbilly, & Gospel – 1953 to 1957 (10 CD set) ... CD
Starday/Be! (Germany), Mid 50s. New Copy 10CD ... $198.99 199.99
An amazing look at a very underground strain of music during the postwar years – the now-legendary "custom" series at Starday Records – a system by which individuals could send in their own music and get them pressed up on a limited run! Other labels offered such a service, ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousStax Country ... CD
Stax/Craft, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 14.99
A surprising side of the legendary Stax Records – especially if you only know the Memphis powerhouse as an outlet for funk and soul! There was always a bit of crossover between country and soul – even in the early days, a label like King Records could easily handle both – or a ... (Folk/Country) read more CD

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VariousStax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Stax Of Funk – The Funky Truth ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ VariousStax Of Funk Vol 2 – More Funky Truth ... CD
Stax/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A mountain of funk from one of the greatest soul labels of all time! Stax is known round the world over for their soulful work – by singers like Otis Redding or Carla Thomas, and instrumental tunes by Booker T & The MGs – but the label was also quite a funky powerhouse – ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousStax Singles Vol 4 – Rarities & Best Of The Rest (6CD set) ... CD
Stax/Craft, New Copy 6CD ... $71.99 79.99
An incredible package – and one that goes way farther, and way deeper than any of the previous volumes of Stax/Volt Records singles! This 4th volume is kind of a correction/addition to territory covered by the previous three – as CDs 1 to 3 of the collection go back to bring together ... (Soul) read more CD

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VariousStranger Things – Music From The Netflix Series ... CD
Legacy, Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 11.99
Not the instrumental music from the second season of the Stranger Things series – but instead all of those very cool early 80s songs that are always playing in the background – tunes that have turned out to be almost as important to the show as the 70s music was to the Guardians Of The ... (Soundtracks) read more CD

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VariousStrictly Rhythm – Underground 1990 to 1997 (3CD set) ... CD
Strictly Rhythm/Archive (UK), 1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
Fantastic work from the Strictly Rhythm label – an indie imprint, but one who could take all the best underground sounds of the 80s, and find a way to really move the grooves forward! The work here is quite different than mainstream dance hits of the 90s – and still has all the ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousStudio One – Black Man's Pride ... CD
Studio One/Soul Jazz (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Some of the most righteous music ever recorded at Studio One – tracks that rival the most progressive American soul music of the 70s in terms of political message and cultural empowerment! Studio One always worked at levels that drew strongly from American soul – but here, the sounds ... (Reggae) read more CD
Also available Studio One – Black Man's Pride ... LP 18.99

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VariousStudio One Rocksteady 2 – The Soul Of Young Jamaica – Rocksteady, Soul, & Early Reggae At Studio One ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Soulful sounds from the legendary Studio One – music from a time when the Jamaican scene was taking some strong cues from the American soul scene of the 60s, but coming up with a unique groove of their own! As proof of that fact, some of the work here is based on original American soul tunes ... (Reggae) read more CD

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VariousStudio One Supreme – Maximum 70s & 80s Early Dancehall Sounds ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 22.99
An album that definitely earns its title – as it marks the renewed strength of the Studio One label in the late 70s – an era when much of the reggae mainstream had moved to the major labels, but the tiny Jamaican indie was well-poised to stand supreme in the new wave of dancehall sides ... (Reggae) read more CD
Also available Studio One Supreme – Maximum 70s & 80s Early Dancehall Sounds ... CD 9.99

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VariousSuper Breaks 3 – Essential Funk, Soul & Jazz Samples and Breakbeats ... CD
BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousSweet As Broken Dates – Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa ... CD
Ostinato (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A stunning discovery in music – incredible sounds from the under-documented Somali scene – collected together from an archive of tapes that was rescued from a radio station right before the nation's years of political turmoil! The music here was mostly issued on cassette in the 70s and ... (Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousTani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... CD
Pharaway Sounds (Spain), Late 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
Funky disco from 70s Spain – a wonderful collection of upbeat, hard-grooving titles that owe plenty to the sound of New York and Philly – but which also have their own sort of groove too! There's elements here that take off from the early 70s Spanish rumba mode of blending flamenco ... (Latin) read more CD
Also available Tani – Disco Rumba & Flamenco Boogie 1976 to 1979 ... LP 25.99

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VariousTeen Beat Vol 6 – Another 26 Great Rockin Instrumentals ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.98
A teen beat, but one with plenty of twang – given that all the cuts here are killer instrumentals from the early days of rock and roll! Most tracks here feature small, raunchy combos – usually with a guitar, tenor, or organ in the lead – working over romping drums, and recorded ... (Rock) read more CD

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VariousTheo Parrish – Black Jazz Signature – Black Jazz Records 1971 to 1975 ... CD
Black Jazz/Snow Dog (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Theo Parrish takes on the music of Black Jazz Records – yet somehow manages to make the whole thing come across with a cosmic groove that's all his own! By that, we don't mean that Theo's messing with the cuts – just that his mix here really highlights the more expansively electric and ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousThis Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy ... $9.99
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... (Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available This Is My Thing! – Deep Funk/Jazz Breaks/Hip Hop/Afrosoul – Selected By Tobias Kirmayer ... LP 9.99

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✨✧ VariousThis Is Trojan Rock Steady ... CD
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 19.98
The Trojan label may not have invented the rocksteady groove – but given their trans-Atlantic pipeline between Kingston and London, they certainly helped master the sound at the time! This overstuffed set brings together a whopping 50 tracks that represent the key Trojan Records rocksteady ... (Reggae) read more CD
 
 



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