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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

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✨✧ Tony AllenTony Allen Live ... CD
Comet (France), 2004. Used ... $14.99
Smoking Afro Funk from the legendary Tony Allen – recording during an incredible world tour in 2004, in a lean, mean groove that stands as a nice counterpoint to his studio sessions of the past few years! Tony's working here with a stripped down quintet – led by himself on drums and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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AllergiesAs We Do Our Thing ... CD
Jalepeno (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Zeshan BVetted ... CD
Minty Fresh, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
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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BamboosHard Up ... CD
BMG, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
Lance Ferguson and The Bamboos have been around for many years – giving us albums for almost the space of two decades – and during that time, they've evolved from their roots as a lean funk combo to a much fuller ensemble, and one with an ear for the kind of tunes that have really ... read more CD

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BamboosSide Stepper ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
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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Beggar & Co featuring The Funk Jazz CollectiveBrass, Strings & Things ... CD
MBJ (UK), 2007. Used ... $9.99
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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Bio RitmoLa Verdad ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2011. Used ... $4.99
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 ... $7.99 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
Also available Black Pumas ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ BongolianBongolian ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A feast of funky mod instrumentals from the great Bongolian! This grooooooovy London combo takes the best bits of the 60s and 70s, rolls them into a tight retro approach that includes organ, clavinet, flute, guitar, timbales, vibes, and of course, plenty of bongo work – with a sound that's ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Boston HornsLive From Boston ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2006. Used ... $19.99
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(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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
Also available Shibuya 357 – Live In Tokyo 1992 (baby blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 23.99

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Budos BandLong In The Tooth ... CD
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD

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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
Also available #KingButch ... LP 18.99

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Calibro 35Momentum ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $7.99 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 ... $6.99
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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Cherry BoppersPlay It Again ... CD
Keep On Boppin (Netherlands), 2008. Used ... $9.99
Funky grooves from Basque country – an unlikely location, but one that turns up some surprisingly great work from this sharp-edged little combo! The Cherry Boppers have a name that might be a little hokey, but they hooked us in right from the start with their tight version of classic funk ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ CochemeaVol II – Baca Sewa ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
We loved Cochemea the first time around, but this second solo album is even better – a set that has the reedman really finding his own unique sound away from The Dap Kings – often blowing on an electrified saxophone, but in ways that are very different than late 60s experiments in that ... read more CD
Also available Vol II – Baca Sewa (amethyst vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 18.99

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Kevin CoelhoFunkengruven – The Joy Of Driving A B3 ... CD
Chicken Coup, 2012. Used ... $6.99
Kevin Coelho on Hammond B3 organ, Reggie Jackson on drums, and Derek Dicenzo on guitar. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Punch through digipack barcode.)

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Crown RoyalsAll Night Burner ... CD
Estrus, 1997. Used ... Just Sold Out!
With Ken Vandermark on tenor sax, Pete Nathan on guitar, Mark Blade on bass, and Jeff BBQ on drums. CD
(Out of print.)

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $7.99
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print Desco pressing.)
Also available Soul Explosion ... LP 15.99

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Karl Denson's Tiny UniverseBridge ... CD
Relaxed Records, 2002. Used ... $2.99
Karl Denson on vocals, saxophone, and flute, Ron Johnson on bass, Brian Jordan on guitar, David Veith on keyboards, Mike Dillon on percussion, and Chris Littlefield on trumpet. (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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DevonnsDevonns ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2020. New Copy ... $4.99
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

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Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with Joao DonatoJoao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really great entry in this excellent series – one that not only features lots of great Fender Rhodes from Brazilian jazz legend Joao Donato, but also vocals from Loren Oden on almost every track – which makes the whole thing feel like a fantastic hybrid of Joao's genius with a ... read more CD
Also available Joao Donato – Jazz Is Dead 7 ... LP 23.99

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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 JohnLocked Down ... CD
Nonesuch, 2012. Used ... $5.99
The best record in years – maybe decades – from the legendary Dr John – and a set that stands up strongly next to the messed-up Crescent City vibe of his 70s classics! Big thanks are due to Black Keys' guitarist Dan Auerbach – who produced and supervised the whole recording ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Comes in a slim gatefold sleeve.)

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 45 ... CD
Jalapeno (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $6.99
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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Dynamics180,000 Miles & Counting ... CD
Big Single (France), 2011. Used ... $9.99
Reggae dub soul from The Dynamics – and they do more than that, too – a richly diverse, easy going and soulfully resonant set from the France-based, globally-reared group! There's a real love for classic soul at the roots of the group's sound – as well as the hazy rhythms and ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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DynamicsVersion Excursions ... CD
Groove Attack (Germany), 2007. Used ... $9.99
The first full-length set from The Dynamics – a cool little combo who've been getting attention for their funky 45s, most of which are reggae covers of soul, funk, and pop tunes from the 60s and 70s! That same approach is used here to great effect – kind of a rocksteady remake of ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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Yeti Season (blue vinyl pressing) ... LP 20.99
Yeti Season ... LP 18.99
Yeti Season ... LP 29.99

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FangaAfrokaliptyk Nation – Live At Victoire Il Montpellier (CD & DVD) ... CD
Underdog (France), 2011. Used CD + DVD ... $11.99
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 ExpressionsIt Rains Love (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99 16.99
We've loved the music of Lee Fields for many many years – but these days, he seems to be sounding even better than ever – taking all of his decades of experience in soul music, and blending his deep soul roots with an even more mature, open sort of style! And even though Lee's early ... read more CD

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David Fiuczynski & John MedeskiLunar Crush ... CD
Gramavision, 1994. Used ... $5.99
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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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Ghost Funk OrchestraOde To Escapism ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 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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Greyboy AllstarsTown Called Earth ... CD
Greyboy, 1997. Used ... $5.99
The most recent CD by the Greyboy All Stars, and a nice tight batch of grooves with a loud jazz funk sound in the tradition of the JBs, or some of the classic recordings from the late 60's on Prestige. Karl Denson and Robert Walter are in the group, and the ensemble has a large loud horn section. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Greyboy AllstarsWest Coast Boogaloo ... CD
Greyboy, 1994. Used ... $5.99
The debut album from the Greboy Allstars – a live group, and one that works in contrast to the funky beats that Greyboy was producing on his own – but at a level that still shares an equally strong love of the best sounds of 70s funk! These guys were very early in the deep funk game ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Fay Hallam & BongolianLost In Sound ... CD
Blow Up (UK), 2012. Used ... $6.99
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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Hampshire & FoatSaint Lawrence ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The duo of Warren Hampshire and Greg Foat keep on getting more and more interesting as the years go on – to a point where they seem to be carving out a really special place in music that might well be a genre of their own! The music here represents a wonderful evolution of their skills ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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HeavyGlorious Dead ... CD
Counter, 2012. Used ... $8.99
The return of The Heavy – the UK funky soul and rock combo who put out a couple of catchy records before unexpectedly delivering an advert/sporting event smash hit with their "How You Like Me Know" single! The Heavy have been at it for a few albums now, serving up a punchier, ... read more CD

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✨✧ HeavyHouse That Dirt Built ... CD
Counter (Canada), 2009. Used Gatefold ... $7.99
Hard hitting garagey funk rock from The Heavy for Ninja Tune sibling Counter Records – ranging from Nuggets worthy, punchy garage rock, to more of a slowly simmering soul & funk rock groove! It's hard to resist stuff, whether his rugged, shambling heaviness, paying homage to Screamin Jay ... read more CD

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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
Also available Can't Stand The Pressure ... CD 5.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. Used ... $5.99
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
Also available Can't Stand The Pressure ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsNon Ex Orbis ... CD
Now Again, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Sahara Swing ... CD 4.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsSahara Swing ... CD
Now Again, 2008. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available Sahara Swing ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsUnstraight Ahead ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
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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Heliocentrics13 Degrees Of Reality ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2013. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... 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 ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
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 CD
Also available Quatermass Sessions – From The Deep ... LP 21.99

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HifiversLife Shines EP ... CD
Hi Five (Germany), 2011. Used ... $1.99
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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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. Used ... $14.99
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 ... $6.99
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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ImpellersThis Is Not A Drill ... CD
Legere (Germany), 2012. Used ... $7.99
A mighty funky set from The Impellers – a contemporary combo who really get some grit into their grooves, and recreate a perfect late 60s/early 70s funky soul sound! The group sports a sweet female singer in the lead – who creates a great "bad sister" vibe on the cuts that ... read more CD

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsPrivate Space ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.98
Fantastic work from Durand Jones & The Indications – a group who've really come a long way in the past few years – in ways that push Durand's vocals to places we wouldn't have guessed on previous records! This set's way more than just a funk band with a soul singer upfront – ... read more CD
Also available Private Space (red nebula vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsGive The People What They Want ... CD
Daptone, 2014. Used ... $8.99
Tremendous work from Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – a set that took a bit longer to hit the racks than expected, but which really shows a richness that more than makes up for the delay! Sharon's a singer who's always been great – but she steps out strongly here with a sense of ... read more CD

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsJust Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... CD
Daptone, 2000s. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
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 CD
Also available Just Dropped In To See What Condition Our Rendition Is In ... LP 16.99

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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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KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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KhruangbinHasta El Cielo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more CD

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✨✧ KhruangbinLive At Lincoln Hall (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Night Time Stories/Beat (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $22.99
A great live set from this very funky trio – recorded in our home city of Chicago, but with an appeal that's pretty darn universal! The sound here is maybe even more lean than some of the studio work we've heard from Khruangbin – lots of interplay between the basslines and guitar, over ... read more CD

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KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Eric KrasnoBlood From A Stone ... CD
Feel, 2016. Used ... $8.99
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(Out of print, two very slight tears on the back of the case.)

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read more CD

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Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more CD

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraReel To Reel ... CD
Ubiquity, 2012. Used ... $11.99
Reel-y great grooves from Shawn Lee – perhaps his funkiest record in years, and one that has a definite cinematic feel too – as you might guess from the title! The style here is blacksploitation funk at its finest – stripped down to its best core elements, and served up by Lee ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Limp TwinsTales From Beyond The Groove ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2003. Used ... $9.99
A killer batch of blue eyed funk – one that takes the Quantic Soul sound to the next level! The Limp Twins are Will Holland, of Quantic and Quantic Soul fame, plus vocalist Russell Porter – a singer with a sweetly compressed style that works perfectly with Holland's funky backings! ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Magic In ThreesMagic In Threes ... CD
GED Soul, 2011. Used ... $2.99
The eponymous full length from Nashville psyche funk trio Magic In Threes! There's something of a sound library style to the set – but the trio format gives their take on that groove in a bit of a tighter, more reigned in take on the groove. That's not to say it's not a diverse tapestry of ... read more CD

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Chico MannManifest Tone Vol 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $6.99
A great blend of funky rhythms and African roots – served up by Antibalas guitarist Marquitos Garcia! There's certainly an element of the Antibalas groove going on here – as many tracks have that percolated sense of rhythm that Antibalas borrowed from 70s African influences. But the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodCombustication ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Seminal sounds from the great Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a Blue Note date that has the trio pushing forward even more strongly than before! The set has the band playing a great mix of haunting funky keyboard tracks, augmented at times by turntablist mixing and deep soulful production ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, digipack case has some light edgewear and a small punch through the barcode.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodDropper ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $3.99
A return to funky grooving for Medeski, Martin, & Wood – and a slamming set that really captures the energy of the group in performance! The trio move effortlessly through tight Hammond grooving and off-beat jazzy piano work, riffing hard in the jam-band mode that's made them a huge ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, small cutout through digipack case.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodRadiolarians I ... CD
Indirecto, 2008. Used ... $6.99
Features John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums, and Chris Wood on guitar and bass. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD

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Medeski, Martin & WoodRadiolarians III ... CD
Indirecto, 2009. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
John Medeski on keyboards, Billy Martin on drums and paecussion, and Chris Wood on bass. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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Medeski, Martin & WoodUninvisible ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $2.99
A return to slightly funky work for MMW – lots of organ, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and other groovy keyboards from John Medeski driving the set, backed by some excellent rhythm work by Billy Martin and Chris Wood. This is probably their most compelling album in years – at least to our ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print. Digipack has some light edgewear and the plastic tray is slightly chipped on the bottom.)

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Menahan Street BandExciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band ... CD
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
The Menahan Street Band are always pretty exciting to our funk-trained ears – but this time around, there seems to be a little something extra in the mix – a sound that has all these great little strange twists and turns around the edges, while still keeping all the mellow funk of the ... read more CD

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MildlifeAutomatic ... CD
Heavenly, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
Mildlife snuck under the radar a bit with their previous record – but here, they seem poised to break big, and with a sound that's very much their own! All the great keyboard work from before is still in place, but the vocal quotient of the music has been increased – to a level where ... read more CD

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Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $5.99
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... read more CD
(Out of print, CDr pressing.)

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Mr ChopIlluminate ... CD
Now Again, 2013. Used ... $3.99
A brilliant record from future groove beacon Mr Chop! Now billed simply as Chop, having chopped off the honorific title, the man otherwise known as Coz Littler delivers his tightest and most compelling work to date! His past few releases recast classic synth funk, Krautrock and spacey soundtrack ... read more CD
(Sealed.)

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD

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Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2008. New Copy Gatefold ... $8.99 18.98
One of the hippest non-reissue records we've heard so far from the Jazzman Records empire – a massive set of grooves with a really odd sort of feel! Natural Yogurt Band work in spare, funky territory – serving up some very heavy drums (played by Wayne Fullwood, formerly of Little ... read more CD
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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New Jersey KingsUzi Lover ... CD
JTI (UK), 2002. Used ... $11.99
Funky organ grooves from UK Hammond maestro James Taylor – operating under the name of the New Jersey Kings! As funky collectors will know, the NJK were a group that Taylor used back in the early 90s – when his main group were going for a smoother soulful style, and Taylor wanted to ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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New MastersoundsPlug & Play (UK pressing) ... CD
One Note (UK), 2008. Used ... $6.99
No plug and play here – at least in the "easy as easy can be" way – as The New Mastersounds do everything from the ground up, all with a gritty groove that's been forged over years of hard funky work! This album has the UK combo at the top of their game – working with ... read more CD

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A funky combo from funky drummer Leonard King – both a doctor and a professor, but a very down-to-earth guy when it comes to records like this! The group's a sextet, and work with saxes and guitar to give the music a vibe that's almost vintage R&B at some points, but more creative jazz ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(CDr release.)

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Pete Rock & The Soul BrothersPetestrumentals 3 ... CD
TruSoul, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
Killer funky work from Pete Rock – a set that's still rooted in the hip hop traditions he helped form over the past few decades, but which also has a strong degree of instrumental funk as well! Pete did the set with the Soul Brothers quartet – a great group with riffing guitars, funky ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Connie Price & The KeystonesWildflowers (expanded edition) ... CD
Now Again, 2004. New Copy ... $3.99 15.98
A damn funky little album – and one of the best Stones Throw albums of the past 20 years! Connie Price & The Keystones are a modern group – but one who's steeped in all the older messed-up funky styles of their Stones Throw labelmates – even some of the offbeat psych and rock ... read more CD

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2014. New Copy ... $16.99
A really beautiful little set of tracks – music composed to accompany vintage porn films from the 70s – played to perfection by the great Alex Puddu! The story behind the project is great – a friend was involved in rescuing and issuing rare porn from the underground – most ... read more CD

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Alex PudduGolden Age Of Danish Pornography Vol 3 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2016. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A great third chapter in the Danish Pornography series by Alex Puddu – and, like the others, music that was recorded to accompany the re-release of some classic adult films from the 70s! As you'd guess from the title and project, the sound here is very retro overall – wicked funk that ... read more CD

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Q Continuum (Quintessence)Quintessential Grooves ... CD
Jupiter (Finland), 2004. Used 2CD ... $6.99
A motherlode of funky grooves from Q-Continuum – the loose collection of Finnish musicians who work under a tighter format as the group Quintessence! The Q-Continuum sound is looser and more funk-based than that of Quintessence – but comes across with a similar depth of soul, really ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Quantic & His Combo BarbaroTradition In Transition ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2009. Used ... $4.99
Damn! Quantic really blows the roof off with this one – taking us even farther on a musical journey than ever before, and making us bow to his mighty talents in ways we never expected! The album's a really unique session recorded in Colombia, with help from an international batch of ... read more CD

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Quantic Presents Flowering InfernoDog With A Rope ... CD
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2010. Used ... $18.99
Will Holland returns to Quantic's Colombian and other points Caribbean inspirations with an excellent album by his Flowering Inferno group – rhythms, moods and aural atmosphere that's mixes the music of the Antilles with neighboring Colombia , as well as vibes from Jamaica, Trinidad and Cuba ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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RSLEvery Preston Guild ... CD
Stubs (UK), 2005. New Copy ... $1.99
A much-needed full length set from RSL – a trio who've grabbed plenty of attention with their initial singles, but who sound even better on an extended session! The group's got some instrumentation that's very much after our hearts – Fender Rhodes, organ, and theremin – all used ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Ruby RushtonIronside ... CD
22A (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Completely fantastic work from Ruby Rushton – a UK quartet that we completely love to death – and who sound better here than ever before! Although classic, the special vibe of the group is a bit hard to describe – as they've got a special sense of flow, a special balance of ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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SetentaMateria Negra ... CD
Latin Big Note (France), 2020. New Copy ... $19.99
Excellent work from Setenta – a Parisian combo who work with a great blend of Latin roots and funk – served up with lots of percussion at the core, topped with Fender Rhodes and other keyboards from jazz genius Florian Pellissier! The acoustic percussion and electric keys are perfectly ... read more CD

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Shaolin Temple DefendersFrom The Inside ... CD
Soulbeats (France), 2013. Used ... $8.99
The amazing return of the Shaolin Temple Defenders – a group who've really deepened their sound since we last heard from them! On previous albums, the Defenders were a razor-sharp funk combo – a French ensemble who'd really studied the funky 45 underground of the late 60s and early 70s ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Slim Moore & The Mar-KaysIntroducing Slim Moore & The Mar-Kays ... CD
Marlow, 2011. Used ... $4.99
One of the best new funk albums we've heard in years – and one that really does an amazing job of putting equal emphasis on intrumentation and deep soul vocals! Slim Moore comes across like some lost singer from the early 70s funky 45 generation – gritty and upfront, with a quality ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ SouliveDoin' Something ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $2.99
Great stuff from one of the funkiest combos around! Soulive are part of the second wave of US jam-band funk acts – the sort of groovy groups that have been springing up in the wake of Medeski, Martin, & Wood's success over the past 10 years – and the combo's got a tight no-nonsense ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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SpeedometerSoul Groovin' ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $9.99
Heavy funk from Speedometer – one of the coolest combos cooking in the contemporary deep funk underground! The album offers a great chance to hear the group live – playing with a sound that's every bit as sharp as on their studio records, with an edge that's even grittier – proof ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleBuild Bridges ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.98
Sure Fire Soul Ensemble are tighter than ever, and have really perfected a trademark sound – a style that's got the breaking drums of a vintage funky 45, the moody horns of an Ethio funk group, and the kind of organ and keyboard lines that would be right at home on a vintage album by The ... read more CD
 
 



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