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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $18.99
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Heat In The City ... LP 26.99

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Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $26.99 32.98
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heat In The City ... CD 18.99

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Afrodyssey OrchestraUnder The Sun (with download) ... LP
Altercat (Germany), 2019. New Copy ... $24.99
Great diaspora sounds from Afrodyssey Orchestra – a group who bring so much more to their music than most of their contemporaries – in ways that both tap into their native cultural history in Greece, and really open up some of the deeper jazz currents of their songs! Instrumentation ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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AldorandeAldorande ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. Used ... $12.99
A jazz funk killer from Aldorande – a French quartet that features some mighty nice keyboards from Florian Pellissier, who we also really love on his own recordings too! The style here is different than those, though – very tight rhythms with a slightly cosmic core – almost jazz ... read more CD

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AllergiesAs We Do Our Thing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $11.99
Tightly funky work from The Allergies – a group who work equally with processed sounds and live instrumentation, all to create a nicely playful batch of funk tracks! There's vocals on the set – some found, some live – and the mood shifts nicely from cut to cut – almost with ... read more CD
Also available As We Do Our Thing ... LP 19.99

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AllergiesAs We Do Our Thing ... LP
Jalepeno (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
Tightly funky work from The Allergies – a group who work equally with processed sounds and live instrumentation, all to create a nicely playful batch of funk tracks! There's vocals on the set – some found, some live – and the mood shifts nicely from cut to cut – almost with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available As We Do Our Thing ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ AntibalasFu Chronicles (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Antibalas take a page from the Wu-Tang book, and add a little kung fu action to their music – with results that maybe make this set one of their freshest in years! All the core energy of the group is very firmly in place – that razor-sharp instrumentation that's made these guys one of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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AntibalasWhere The Gods Are At Peace ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99 17.98
Maybe the most searing album we've ever heard from Antibalas – a set that's completely on fire from the very first note, both musically and politically – and which burns with an intensity that seems to blow away all their previous music! Make no mistake, we've always loved these guys ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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ApplesApples Present – Kings ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. Used ... $4.99
The Apples present a pair of Kings – a nice little project the finds the nine piece collective in collaboration with masters of their styles – funk pioneer Fred Wesley on a quartet of tracks and Israeli percussion titan Schlomo Bar on 4 others! The Apples are such a stylistically ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kylie AuldistThis Is What Happiness Looks Like ... CD
Soul Bank, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Aussie singer Kylie Auldist first cut her teeth singing for deep funk groups – but on a set like this, it's clear that she's ready to step out and soar into a wide world of soulful modes! The record brings in more 80s styles than we've heard from Kylie before – some keyboards and ... read more CD
Also available This Is What Happiness Looks Like ... LP 19.99

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Kylie AuldistThis Is What Happiness Looks Like ... LP
Soul Bank, 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 20.99
Aussie singer Kylie Auldist first cut her teeth singing for deep funk groups – but on a set like this, it's clear that she's ready to step out and soar into a wide world of soulful modes! The record brings in more 80s styles than we've heard from Kylie before – some keyboards and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available This Is What Happiness Looks Like ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A record that certainly deserves its title – as the sound is well-vetted right from the start, and not at all the gimmicky approach you might expect! Zeshan B might well be forging a whole new genre here – one of Indian soul – as the singer was raised by Indian parents in ... read more CD

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✨✧ BamboosSide Stepper ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... $8.99
No side-stepping these grooves – as they're right, tight, and very much on the money – work that shows a real evolution in the sound of The Bamboos, and one that takes them strongly into deep soul territory! These guys have always had a great ear for classic funk, but this time around ... read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Gary BartzGary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead 6 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Saxophonist Gary Bartz joins the duo of Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad – bringing a warm sense of soul to their soulful backings – which range from funky to spacey, and do a nice job of capturing the mid 70s feel of Gary on record! The sound isn't the Larry Mizell or Ntu Group ... read more CD

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Beat Bronco Organ TrioRoad Trip (with bonus download) ... LP
Rocafort (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $24.99 26.99
The Beat Bronco Organ Trio are more than great enough at the core, but they also offer up some great surprises over the course of this fantastic full length album – including slight use of clavinet and mini-moog by Gabri Casanova, who mostly handles the Hammond in the lead – and guest ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Beggar & Co featuring The Funk Jazz CollectiveBrass, Strings & Things ... CD
MBJ (UK), 2007. Used ... $11.99
A great revival of this classic British soul ensemble – taken into even funkier territory than before, thanks to help from Bluey, Noel McKoy, and other UK soul legends! The sound is way more funky than you might expect, but also pretty top-shelf too – not small combo deep funk, but a ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Big Cheese All StarsPrawns ... CD
Big Cheese (France), 1994. Used ... $4.99
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(Out of print.)

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Bio RitmoLa Verdad ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2011. Used ... $8.99
Far reaching modern salsa and Latin grooves from Bio Ritmo – perhaps their best stuff yet! The group has been impressive all along, but they've progressively gotten better and better, really developing into one of the most exciting and least pigeonhole-able modern groups out there. The ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, sleeve has some light edgewear.)

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Black PumasBlack Pumas ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more CD

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Black PumasBlack Pumas (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more CD
(Deluxe edition with 11 bonus tracks!)

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Bo-KeysGot To Get Back ... CD
Electraphonic, 2011. Used ... $9.99
The great second album from The Bo-Keys – the stellar Memphis combo that's a mix of younger players and veteran session musicians from of the vaunted Hi Records scene of the classic era – who deliver a straight up knockout with Got To Get Back! We dug the group's earlier work, but this ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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BongolianHarlem Hipshake ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
The Bongolian outs himself as a one-man operation on the cover of this cooking little album – but that's OK with us, as Nasser Bouzida more than serves up the goods on a mix of percussion, guitar, Fender Rhodes, and Hammond – all with the heavy old school funk touches that have made his ... read more CD

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Miles BonnyLumberjack Soul 2 ... CD
Innate Sounds, 2021. New Copy ... $9.99
It's been almost a decade since the first Lumberjack Soul album from Miles Bonny – and in that time, he's grown tremendously – both as a singer and musician, and as an artist who's really in command of his sound! Miles' voice still has the raspy charm we loved before, but the overall ... read more CD
Also available Lumberjack Soul 2 ... LP 23.99

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Miles BonnyLumberjack Soul 2 ... LP
Innate Sounds/Diggers Factory, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99
It's been almost a decade since the first Lumberjack Soul album from Miles Bonny – and in that time, he's grown tremendously – both as a singer and musician, and as an artist who's really in command of his sound! Miles' voice still has the raspy charm we loved before, but the overall ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)
Also available Lumberjack Soul 2 ... CD 9.99

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Boogaloo BandDance For Daddy ... CD
Blow It Hard (UK), 2002. Used ... $8.99
A nicely grooving set with a very solid jazz base! The approach here is kind of late 60s British – a mix of rhythmic styles, from mod to soul jazz to island-inspired – and the Boogaloo Band show that they've got a lot more to offer than just straight deep funk, thanks to firm guidance ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bottom Rhythm JamPrimitive ... CD
Basis (Japan), 2019. Used ... $11.99
It's been a number of years since we last heard from Bottom Rhythm Jam – but man, these guys have definitely kept things together – and maybe even seem more "bottom rhythm" than ever before! The lineup features drums from Takehiro Shimizu of Indigo Jam Unit – mixed with ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $15.99 18.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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✨✧ Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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Brand New HeaviesLive At The Soul Kitchen, Gothenburg ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A great little live set from Brand New Heavies – the kind of record that reminds us that, even after the space of 25 years, these guys are still one of the best funky soul groups on the planet! The set's an unusual one, in that N'Dea Davenport makes a surprise return to the lead with the ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Brand New HeaviesShibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 1992. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically sharp work from the Brand New Heavies – recorded live in Tokyo during their best early days with N'Dea Davenport in the lead – and with a sound that's every bit as tight as their sound in the studio! In fact, the live setting might even be better – as the group were ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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BreakestraDeuces Up, Double Down EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $4.99
The funky titans are at it again! "Deuces Up, Double Down" is a killer new track from the group – an original tune written by drummer Miles Tackett, with a heavy scattershot beat at the bottom, and lots of loud, fast, honking horns over the top. The guitar player's licking away at ... read more CD

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✨✧ BreakestraHit The Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $8.99
A strong step forward from Breakestra – really moving out of the deep funk underground here, but never losing the groove that got them there in the first place! The set's got a depth that goes beyond most of the group's other work – way more than just a funky cover band sort of feel, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Bronx River ParkwayLa Valla/Nora Se Va ... 7-inch
Truth & Soul, 2006. Very Good+ ... $11.99
Quite possibly the heaviest groove we've heard to date from Bronx River Parkway – a tune that snaps out with a stark little break on the beginning – really crackling with a heavy funk energy, but also sharing a bit of Wu-Tang like piano in the background! As the tune rolls on, the ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BrooksAny Day Now ... LP
Underdog (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
The Brooks have one hell of a drummer in the group – Maxime Bellavance, who's also credited as "Maestro Rhythm King" – and his sharp work on the kit really keeps things sharp throughout, as this Canadian funk combo make their way through a surprisingly strong array of 70s funk ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Lucky BrownLucky Brown's Space Dream ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 2011. Used ... $9.99
Spacey raw funk from Lucky Brown – perfectly raw and gritty instrumental jams and vocal numbers and some jazz funk heaviness from the man behind The Funk Revolution, Crawdad Farmers and more – one of the more furiously creative figures in the international funk scene! This compilation ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ BrownoutOozy ... CD
Nat Geo, 2012. Used ... $4.99
Massively heavy funk from Brownout – and a set that may well be their greatest so far! We weren't sure what to expect when the group hit the Nat Geo label – but honestly, they seem like they're even rawer and rootsier than before – really serving up a brilliant blend of funk and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Brownout Presents – Brown SabbathBrown Sabbath 2 ... LP
Ubiquity, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 19.98
A sweet return to Brown Sabbath territory – that wicked blend of deep funk rhythms and fuzzy guitar, served up by the Brownout collective! The groove has some of the Latin elements that you'd know from Adrian Quesada's other work – but the rising guitar lines dominate a lot more – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band ... CD
Daptone, 2005. Used ... $5.99
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read more CD

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Budos BandBudos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for digital download.)

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Budos BandLong In The Tooth (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Budos Band may be long in the tooth – 15 years since their first record (!) – but they still sound pretty darn funky and fresh to our ears, and maybe even return here to some of the rawer modes of their first few records! The approach is simple, but fantastic – heavy drums on the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes die-cut sleeve and embossed insert – with download!)

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✨✧ Budos BandV ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
It's hard to believe that the Budos Band have been around long enough to give us five full albums – but along the way, they've also picked up plenty of power to add to their sound! This time around, the guitars seem even sharper than ever – full and fuzzy, and maybe even touched with ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Butcher Brown#KingButch ... CD
Concord, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Fantastically jamming genius from Butcher Brown – a contemporary funk combo, but one with a sound that owes nothing to anyone else! These guys aren't retro, or any kind of jamband offshoot – and instead, they rework vintage instrumentation with a very fresh feel of their own – a ... read more CD

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Calibro 35Momentum ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
Calibro 35 have certainly gained momentum in our book – as the group's given us more than a few albums over the years, and just keep sounding better and better with each new one! This set has the group still strongly in their core territory of Italian soundtrack and sound library funk – ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Captain HammondOrigin Of Captain Hammond ... CD
Hammond Beat, 2007. Used ... $12.99
Captain Hammond's a hero who definitely lives up to his name – a cat who hits the instrument hard – really wailing here with a classic 60s approach to his instrument! The album's awash in wonderful organ lines – grooves that are sometimes jazzy, sometimes more in a mod soul ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CelofunkCelofunk ... CD
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2005. Used ... $7.99
A smoking debut from Spain's Celofunk – a back-to-basics combo with a solidly soulful feel! The sound here reminds us a lot of the best of the early Acid Jazz scene in the UK – particularly those on the Brand New Heavies side of the fence, with a similarly bright production style to ... read more CD

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CochemeaAll My Relations ... LP
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
You might know Cochemea Gastelum from his work in The Dap-Kings over the years – but this time around, the saxophonist is very much his own man – blowing a version of his instruments that often seems electrified, ala classic Varitone from the late 60s – used in these really new ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
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Phil Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass EnsembleKelan Philip Cohran & The Hypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
An amazing bit of music – and an incredible document of generations of creative jazz energy as well! The legendary Phil Cohran teams up here with Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a collective made up of Cohran's sons, who follow strongly in the rich legacy of his own Artistic Heritage group ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Cookin On 3 BurnersSoul Messin' ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Nothing messy here – as the Burners are tighter than ever, and bat this one out of the park with a massively funky groove! The core combo features organ, guitar, and drums – with occasional horns added from time to time – and most numbers here step off with a really badass ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Crowd CompanyLowdown ... CD
Vintage League, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A nice mix of mod soul and funkier styles from Crowd Company – a group who know how to lead as strongly with their Hammond as they do with their vocals – really putting both elements to work in the frontline to carve out some very catchy songs for the set! The group sport two different ... read more CD

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✨✧ DaktarisSoul Explosion ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Remastered pressing – with download!)

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DevonnsDevonns ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $14.99
A nice little soul group from Chicago – and one who work in the sort of legacy that makes us mighty proud to be a part of the Windy City! Most of the tracks here are original, but the group also do a nice version of one of our favorite tunes by Leroy Hutson – and it's clear that there's ... read more CD
Also available Devonns ... LP 19.99

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DevonnsDevonns ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
A nice little soul group from Chicago – and one who work in the sort of legacy that makes us mighty proud to be a part of the Windy City! Most of the tracks here are original, but the group also do a nice version of one of our favorite tunes by Leroy Hutson – and it's clear that there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Devonns ... CD 14.99

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DiazporaPing Pong Powerplay ... LP
Legere (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
No time for table games here – as Diazpora jump right in the groove from the very first note – working with a sweet 70s funk approach to their music, which means lots of riffing guitar, funky basslines, and horns punctuating the keys – all while lead singer Axel Maximilian Fiege ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ DopegemsNecksnappin ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2014. Used ... $8.99
Dope gems, indeed – as the album's filled with fierce funky tracks that take us back to the 70s heyday of CTI Records and blacksploitation soundtracks! Yet the sound here isn't just fake retro funk, either – it's really well-crafted, jazz-heavy work that's filled with sweet vibes, ... read more CD

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Dos SantosLogos ... CD
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
A fantastic album from this groundbreaking Latin combo from Chicago – one who've got an inclusive spirit that grabs together so many different elements of music and unifies them as one! The style isn't quite salsa, isn't Latin rock or jazz – but instead has so many strands of sounds ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
Dr Rubberfunk's an artist who just seems to get funkier and funkier as the years go on – and this collection of recent singles and recordings is much heavier on the deep funk side of the spectrum than we might have expected! There's still some of the programming and samples of his early work ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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El Michels AffairAdult Themes (white vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A really different groove from El Michels Affair – but one that reminds us again that the group is really amazing at just about anything they ever try to do! The adult themes here are modes borrowed from older European styles – some of the slinky funk of Serge Gainsbourg and some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited indie-exclusive colored vinyl pressing!)

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El Michels AffairYeti Season (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A new and amazing chapter in the always-evolving sound of this wonderful funk ensemble – a set that holds onto all the unusual elements of previous records, but also brings in some beautiful vocals from singer Piya Malik on a number of tracks! Malik really fleshes out the sound on the ... read more CD

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $22.99
An excellent group, and one with a really great concept – a fresh take on a format that was big in the 60s soul jazz scene, but spun out in a very unique way – both in terms of instrumentation, and in terms of the groove! Trumpeter Jukka Eskola heads the trio, which also features ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Express RisingExpress Rising (2nd album) ... CD
Numero, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 13.00
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising – and a much-anticipated second project from funk archivist Dante Carfagna! Dante's a name you probably know best from his work writing liner notes or Wax Poetics – and helping out in countless important ... read more CD

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FangaAfrokaliptyk Nation – Live At Victoire Il Montpellier (CD & DVD) ... CD
Underdog (France), 2011. Used CD + DVD ... $18.99
Triumphant live material from the great European Afro Funk combo Fanga – captured in Montpellier, France – which is where they call home! We've found Fanga's efforts to date to be tightly grooving, spiritually resonant Afro Funk to be among the finest modern acts anywhere in the world ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for ... read more CD
Also available Big Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions (lavender swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsBig Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions (lavender swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99
Never-heard work from Elmer Lee Fields – one of the greatest deep soul singers of the contemporary age – an artist who had to wait decades to get the attention he deserves, and one who's never been in better hands than these! The tracks here are unreleased gems from the sessions for ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited indie exclusive pressing!)
Also available Big Crown Vaults Vol 1 – Lee Fields & The Expressions ... CD 12.99

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsMy World ... CD
Truth & Soul, 2009. Used ... $9.99
One of the best new soul records we've heard in years – a tremendous accomplishment for the mighty Lee Fields, and a set that's quite different than any of his other work! We've always loved Lee's funk and deep soul sides, but this album's something new altogether – almost done in the ... read more CD

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Greg Foat GroupDark Is The Sun (10th anniversary pressing – with bonus download) ... LP
Jazzman (UK), 2011. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $29.99 34.99
The debut album from Greg Foat – the first of many great records the keyboardist would soon give us, and a set that came as quite a surprise on the mostly-reissue Jazzman label! Yet the set also makes a lot of sense – as Foat is clearly inspired by some of the British greats of the ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(10th Anniversary Edition – on 180 gram vinyl, includes download – limited edition of 1000!)

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Freedom AffairFreedom Is Love ... CD
Sunflower Soul/Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $10.99
A really great contemporary soul group – one who've got a different vibe than some of the rest, and this warmly righteous spirit that really lives up to the title of the record! The group embrace themes of love and power equally – rising up with a quality that's a great change from ... read more CD

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Funky BijouAdventures In The Land Of Breaks ... LP
Stereophonk (France), 2020. New Copy ... $34.99
These guys definitely take the "breaks" in the title seriously – as the music explodes with fresh funky drums right from the start – very much in an old school style, but mixed with elements that also showcase more of sonic influence from decades of hip hop production too! ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition pressing – in a screenprinted sleeve!)

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Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 12.98
This one-man orchestra just keeps on getting better and better with each new record – working with the funk you'd expect from the name, but also all these cool and moody touches that mix together David Axelrod-like ambition with some of the sharper snap of hip hop production! This time ... read more CD

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Great ReviversHave A Trip With Lucid Paradise ... LP
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.00
Searing funk from the Great Revivers – a group who supposedly recorded this set in Russia, but come across with the energy of the best funky 45 combos of the American underground! Drums are fast and frenzied, and cut through with some sweet keyboards, riffing guitar, and mighty nice live ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hackney Colliery BandHackney Colliery Band ... CD
Wah Wah 45s (UK), 2011. Used ... $9.99
Energetic and nicely grooving brass band sounds from London's Hackney Colliery Band – funk, jazz and some great covers – nice stuff from a group with a great stylistic range and a unique sound! There's a REAL focus on the brass from this group – with trumpets, fluegelhorn, alto ... read more CD

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Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
The Haggis Horns just seem to get tighter and tighter with each new record – to a point where they're way more than just another funk combo with a gimmicky name, and have grown into a really great soul group on their own! The rhythms, arrangements, and horns are great – but there's ... read more CD

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Fay Hallam & BongolianLost In Sound ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2012. Used ... $11.99
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Bongolian in years – a great collaboration with vocalist Fay Hallam, who really helps his grooves find a great sense of focus! Unlike other efforts of this nature – the usual "soul diva with funk group" outing – Fay and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Hamburg SpinnersSkorpion Im Stiefel ... LP
Legere (France), 2021. New Copy ... $24.99
A tight little quartet from the Hamburg scene – a combo who really get back to basics with a strong focus on organ lines and guitar! The groove is maybe a more complicated take on the territory of Booker T & The MGs – longer tunes, with more variation in the rhythms – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Heavy G & The Boogaloo CommunicatorsMakin It Happen! ... CD
Cuzone, 2002. Used ... $9.99
A monster – a great set of funky organ tracks, dedicated to John Patton, and filled with all the spirit of his classic 60s work! The group here really know their chops – and organ player Daddy Snuggs wails away in a style that's steeped in Patton's sound, with touches of Trudy Pitts ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsNon Ex Orbis ... CD
Now Again, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
Some of the fullest, freakiest sounds we've ever heard from Karl Hector & The Malcouns – and a set that almost has the contemporary combo resonating with some of the older psych and fuzz that often gets reissued on the Now Again label! JJ Whitefield – of Whitefield Brothers/Poets ... read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsSahara Swing ... CD
Now Again, 2008. New Copy ... $6.99 14.98
One of the hippest albums from the funky empire that includes Poets Of Rhythm and The Whitefield Brothers – a set of Afro-exotic grooves that really blows our minds – and which opens the group up into whole new territory! There's echoes of Mulatu, Salah Ragab, and other older exotic ... read more CD

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Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $7.99 17.98
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... read more CD

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✨✧ HeliocentricsInfinity Of Now ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A fantastic mix of heady sounds and heavy funk from The Heliocentrics – and a record that continues the vibe of their previous set – in which the team of Malcolm Catto and Jake Ferguson were joined by the lovely vocals of Barbora Patkova! Patkova's presence is just what the group needs ... read more CD

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HeliocentricsQuatermass Sessions – From The Deep ... LP
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99 24.98
Not the original Quatermass EP from The Heliocentrics – but material that takes off in an even fuller, heavier direction – and which may well be the funkiest sounds we've heard from these guys so far! The music is stunning right from the very first heavy bassline and sharp drum crackle ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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HeliocentricsTelemetric Sounds ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
The Heliocentrics just get spookier and spookier with each new release – as is definitely the case here, with a recording that seemed to haunt the group like a ghost! The majority of the record comes from one long improvised jam the group were recording – supposedly while on a break, ... read more CD

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✨✧ HifiversLife Shines EP ... CD
Hi Five (Germany), 2011. Used ... $2.99
A great German combo, and one with almost as much jazz as funk in the mix – quite a nice change from the usual group of this nature! There's a warm glow to the record right from the start – a vibe that comes from the tight trumpet lines of Michael Voss, who also sings a bit – and ... read more CD

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Martha HighNothing's Going Wrong ... LP
Blind Faith (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Martha High has a hell of a legacy in soul music – one that includes early work with James Brown, and a surprisingly strong run of recent records that includes this well-crafted gem! Martha's singing here with a younger group from Italy, but the sound is very old school throughout – ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. Used ... $22.99
Fantastic Fender Rhodes from Yusuke Hirado – plus a fair bit of other keyboards too – all delivered in a set that mixes 70s space jazz funk with some great contemporary elements, and in a way that's nicely different than Hirado's work in the group Quasimode! The set's got some old ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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✨✧ HoneymunchNew Destination ... CD
Irma (Italy), 2011. Used ... $8.99
Spacier grooves from Honeymunch – building nicely on the Fender Rhodes, Hohner Clavinet and synth atmosphere of the previous set with a somewhat more cosmically inclined vibe and vocals by Hannes Stickel! The things we loved about the group in a more instrumentals centered approach is still ... read more CD

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Hypnotic Brass EnsembleHypnotic Brass Ensemble ... LP
Honest Jons (UK), 2009. New Copy 2LP ... $24.99
The amazing full length debut of Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – a cool combo from the Chicago scene who've been making some big waves around the world over the past few years! The brass-heavy group have a family legacy that links them to the Artistic Heritage Ensemble of Phil Cohran – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble/Salah Ragab/Tony AllenTony Allen Reworks – Sankofa (A rework of Losun)/Ole & One Tree ... 12-inch
Honest Jons (UK), 2007. Near Mint- ... $9.99
The best Tony Allen project we've ever heard – largely because of the work by both artists involved! Hypnotic Brass Ensemble take on Allen's "Losun" – but they play the tune anew, as if it were one of their own – in an amazing style that features stepping rhythms from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more 12-inch, Vinyl record

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Jahari Massamba Unit (Madlib & Karriem Riggins)Pardon My French ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.99
A tremendous collaboration between Madlib and drummer Karriem Riggins – both artists who are great enough on their own, but who really hit some new territory in this funky instrumental project! Riggins plays live drums, and Madlib throws in all this other instrumentation that really changes ... read more CD

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JD & The Evil's Dynamite BandJD & The Evil's Dynamite Band Explodes Across The Nation ... CD
Soul Fire, 2001. Used ... $7.99
A brilliant bit of funk – with a heavy classic sound! JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band are another one of those new funky combos to fall under the Desco/Soul Fire umbrella – and like other acts of recent years (Daktaris, Mike Jackson & The Soul Providers, Sugarman Three), the ... read more CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Rodney JonesSoul Manifesto Live! ... CD
Savant, 2001. Used ... $6.99
Features Will Boulware on Fender Rhodes and Hammond – and Teodross Avery on tenor! CD

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsDap-Dippin' With Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings (with bonus track) ... LP
Daptone, 2002. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A stunner – the first full album by deep funk singer Sharon Jones, and an instant soul masterpiece! The album's right up there with the best work by James Brown divas like Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Lyn Collins – and overall, we might dare say that the album's even better than ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsKeep On Looking/NBL (inst with strings) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $7.99
There's a nice raw guitar line at the start of this one – before the Dap Kings come into the mix and send the tune into funky chugging bliss – then Sharon Jones steps into the spotlight, blows us away with her vocals, and reminds us why she's always the main attraction! The flipside ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsJust Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... LP
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Rare work from Sharon Jones – and a record that's a bit different than some of her other work for the Daptone label! The set features the group doing cover versions of tracks by other artists – some that appeared as singles over the years, others commissioned for projects, and a few ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)

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Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Incredible music from Seu Jorge – and that's saying a lot, given how much we've loved all of his previous records! This time around, Jorge really knocks it out of the park – by stepping away from some of his tighter styles, and going for a looser, more organic approach that's totally ... (Brazil, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ KafkaKafka ... CD
Mighty Highness (Australia), 2008. Used ... $11.99
Tripped-out jazzy funk from Kafka – a hip Aussie combo with a really unique groove – one that draws from Afro Funk, 70s fusion, and 90s hip hop – the rolls the whole thing into a mad little blend that's all its own! Most of the instrumentation is live, but the production is ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMedaho ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
That's a pretty trippy cover on the front, and an image that really sums up the vibe of this excellent record from Kaleta – a set that's even sharper and funkier than any of his previous efforts – yet which has some nicely way out qualities too! The instrumentation is heavy on elements ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
 
 



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