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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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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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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Baker BrothersIn With The Out Crowd ... CD
Peddler (UK), 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
A searing set from The Baker Brothers – only the group's second album, but a smoking little live recording that almost blows away the first! These guys bring a new intensity to the deep funk scene – as they've got a command of their instruments that's so strong, they almost jam with ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $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
Also available Black Pumas ... LP 18.99

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

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BreakestraDeuces Up, Double Down EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ BreakestraDusk Til Dawn ... CD
Strut, 2009. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Killer work from leading lights of the neo classic funk scene – the mighty Breakestra – their debut for Strut Records and some of the best work they've ever done! Music Man Miles & the crew knock us out each time, and the 4 years between the stellar Hit The Floor LP and this one ... read more CD

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BreakestraHit The Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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 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
Also available Yeti Season (red vinyl pressing with book) ... LP 41.99

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✨✧ Brian Ellis GroupEscondido Sessions ... CD
El Paraiso, 2015. Used ... $11.99
A contemporary set from the west coast scene – and one that's got a similar feel to the soaring, spiritual sounds we've heard from some of the projects of Carlos Nino – but a quality that's maybe a bit more tripped-out overall! All tracks are long, and very jamming – with loads ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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 ... $14.99
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 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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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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✨✧ Funk Como Le GustaA Cura Pelo Som ... CD
Sky (Brazil), 2011. Used ... $11.99
The first album in years from this favorite Brazilian funk combo – and less of a straight album than a collection of different recordings from all the time we haven't heard from them! Funk Como Le Gusta are tighter than ever – still strongly inspired by American funk and soul, and able ... (Brazil, Deep Funk) read more CD

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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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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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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
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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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
Also available Seu Jorge & Almaz ... CD 3.99

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✨✧ Seu Jorge & AlmazSeu Jorge & Almaz ... CD
Now Again, 2010. Used ... $3.99
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
Also available Seu Jorge & Almaz ... CD 6.99

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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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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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Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... read more CD

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KonkomaKonkoma (LP style sleeve) ... CD
Soundway (UK), 2012. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
A contemporary Afro combo, but one with a really unique twist – a focus on older Ghanaian styles of grooves, which makes them sound different than a lot of other groups of this nature! Unlike some of the more Nigerian-grooving groups out there these days, Konkoma take their inspiration from ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroMusic For Adverts ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2014. Used ... $11.99
Lack Of Afro are back, and fiercer than ever before – really evolved from just a name known for funky remixes and dancefloor grooves, and stepping forward strongly into a much more well-rounded, deeply soulful group! The title's a reference to older Brit sound library albums, but the overall ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Lack Of AfroMy Groove Your Move ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2009. Used ... $11.99
A diverse, far reaching approach to funk flavors the second full length from Lack Of Afro – who may lack the follicles, but aren't lacking the love – with a more sophisticated and confident feel this time out! The crew follows through on the promise of the debut here, continuing their ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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✨✧ Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraMoods & Grooves – Ubiquity Studio Sessions Vol 2 ... CD
Ubiquity, 2005. Used ... $7.99
The second funky set by Shawn Lee for Ubiquity – and even more ambitious than the first! The sound here is really expansive – much more in a 70s soundtrack/sound library vein than Lee's first go-round – and done in a style that mixes together harder funky rhythms with larger ... read more CD
(Punch through barcode.)

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Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraReel To Reel ... CD
Ubiquity, 2012. Used ... $14.99
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 ... $12.99
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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Little Barrie & Malcolm CattoQuatermass Seven ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
A heady mix of fuzzy funk and psychedelic production – served up here as a duet between Little Barrie and Malcolm Catto! Catto's on drums, with the same rock-solid style that we've loved right since his Mo Wax days – and Barrie handles guitar and vocals – with that more ... read more CD
Also available Quatermass Seven ... LP 19.99

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Tito Lopez ComboMore Dip In Your Hip (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2007. Used ... $14.99
The best set so far from the funky Tito Lopez Combo – a set that's tight, right, and outta sight – without any of the more gimmicky moments of some of the group's earlier releases, just straight on grooving in an all instrumental mode! The core rhythms are topped with some especially ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show Number 11 – Low Budget Hi Fi Music ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
Low Budget Hi Fi Music from Madlib – the eleventh entry in his epic Madlib's Medicine Show series – 28 tracks of hip hop unofficially dubbed the Dirty Demos! The set feature sample enriched instrumentals by Madlib as Loop Digga and collaborations with Strong Arm Steady, J Rocc, Madlib ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Chico MannManifest Tone Vol 1 ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2006. Used ... $9.99
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 & WoodEnd Of The World Party ... CD
Blue Note, 2004. Used ... $4.99
One of the best records we've heard in years from Medeski, Martin, & Wood – a searing batch of grooves that really gets back to the trio's original brilliance, and which features some wonderful production from the Dust Brothers! There's a lean, hard, and funky sound to the set that ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, promotional stamp on CD.)

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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
(Marker over barcode, with a bit of ink on the fron cover as well. Disc has a promo stamp.)

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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
Also available Exciting Sounds Of Menahan Street Band (vintage green vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Midnight Hour (Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad)Midnight Hour Live At Linear Labs ... CD
Linear Labs, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Adrian Younge is best known as a studio genius – and he's certainly working in that setting here – but in a live environment, with a larger group – in a way that really shows off a whole new side of his talents! Younge's partner here is Ali Shaheed Muhammad – who plays bass ... read more CD

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MildlifeAutomatic ... CD
Heavenly, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 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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Mister TBig Day ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $4.99
Also available Big Day ... LP 13.99

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MonophonicsIt's Only Us ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
The Monophonics sound better here than ever before – as if the group's gone through some great mutation that's got them coming across with a richer, more mature sound than we ever might have expected a few years before! Things are still pretty darn funky, but there's also strong currents of ... read more CD

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✨✧ Moonfires (Alex Puddu)Black Sugar ... CD
Al Dente (France), 2015. Used ... $7.99
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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Mourning A BLKstarCycle ... CD
Don Giovanni, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
A fantastic album from Mourning A BLKstar – even more powerful than their set dedicated to Eric Garner, and a batch of material that really gets at the righteous energy of this Cleveland combo! The group see themselves as part of the James Baldwin tradition of the artist bearing witness ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Cycle ... LP 28.99

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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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✨✧ Natural Yogurt BandAway With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, 2008. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Away With Melancholy (LP sleeve edition – limited edition with bonus tracks) ... CD 8.99

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New MastersoundsNew Mastersounds Remixed ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2007. Used ... $9.99
Groovy grooves revisited – a great new take on the funky stylings of The New Mastersounds, served up by a host of equally funky remixers! Unlike other projects of this nature, which can often undermine the genius of the original tunes, this collection is put together with a good deal of care ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Oopapada/Dr Prof Leonard KingPosition Finalized ... CD
Uuquipleu, 2020. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
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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OrgoneKillion Floor ... CD
Ubiquity, 2007. Used ... $11.99
A monstrous debut from one of the heaviest acts we've heard in years – LA's Orgone, easily one of the most up-and-coming funky combos around! Although Orgone share a bit with some of the leaner deep funk groups who've cropped up in the past decade or so, they've also got a sound that's a bit ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Osaka MonaurailRiptide (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2014. Used ... $19.99
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Osaka MonaurailRumble N Struggle ... CD
RD Records (Japan), 2001. Used ... $22.99
One of the funkiest groups of the past decade – and a hell of a great little album, right down to the JBs-styled cover art! Osaka Monaurail have it going on all fronts – tight drums, economical bass, riffing guitars, and the kind of horn work that we haven't heard since Fred Wesley ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Osaka MonaurailWhat It Is – What It Was ... CD
RD Records (Japan), 2000. Used ... $19.99
The debut ep from Osaka Monaurail – a totally great Japanese funk combo – and one with a sound to rival the best of the Soul Fire and Daptone generation! As you might guess from the cover art, the group's got a sound here that really pays tribute to funky grooves of the 60s and 70s ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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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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✨✧ Pimps Of JoytimeJanxta Funk ... CD
Wonderwheel/ESL, 2011. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Joyous modern funk from Pimps Of Joytime – the Brooklyn combo that blends classic funky soul, Latin groove and Afro percussion into a fresh sound of their own – a core trio that gets some pretty impressive assistance here by the great Roy Ayers on vibes, Art & Cyril Neville and ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more CD

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Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. Used ... $6.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... read more CD

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Poets Of RhythmPractice What You Preach ... CD
AAR/Daptone, 1993. Used ... $6.99
Deep deep funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – and a record cut at a time when all the world thought classic funk was dead! Apart from a few revivalist albums by older artists at the time, deep funk was plenty hard to come by at the start of the 90s – and often mis-recorded or badly mixed ... read more CD

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Poets Of RhythmWhat Goes 'Round ... CD
Shadow, 1990s. Used ... $8.99
Funky gems by the Poets Of Rhythm – one of the best new funk groups around, right up there with Breakestra, Sugarman Three, and other hard-hitting combos! The tunes on the CD are pulled from earlier recordings that the group made under a number of names – some as The Poets Of Rhythm, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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