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Abstract OrchestraMadvillain Vol 2 ... CD
ATA (UK), 2019. Used ... $14.99
A really great take on the music of Madvillain – that famous collaboration between Madlib & MF Doom – served up here in a mostly instrumental mode that's heavy on funk and jazz! You'll definitely recognize the tunes in the set, but the presentation is very different – almost ... read more CD
Also available Madvillain Vol 2 (with bonus download) ... LP 23.99

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Paolo Achenza 4Branches ... CD
A.MA (Italy), 2017. Used ... $9.99
It's been many years since we last heard from Paolo Achenza – the Italian keyboardist who was one of the first to bring the Fender Rhodes back in the early 90s – and an important early force on the Italian label Schema Records! It's been nearly 20 years since Paolo's last for Schema ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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AldorandeAldorande ... CD
Favorite (France), 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandSerpent's Mouth (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 17.98
Funky genius from a mighty unique group – one who've drunk deep on the classic steel band sounds of the 70s, but who've also refined that groove with a contemporary funk approach too! The group's the brainchild of Bjorn Wagner – who you might know from The Mighty Mocambos – and ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Baker BrothersTen Paces ... CD
Arse (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99
Funky music just got even better – as the Baker Brothers take things to the next level! This totally great debut set has a really amazing approach to funk – kind of a non-stop, no-holds-barred style that rips away with a sound that's fiercer and stronger than even most other groups in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Laurent Bardianne & Tigre D'Eau DouceLove Is Everywhere ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2020. New Copy ... $16.99
A fresh set of contemporary soul jazz from French tenorist Laurent Bardianne – a jazz musician, but one with a tie to other stylistic communities – which you can hear in the record from the very first note! The quintet has a familiar lineup that includes Hammond B3, bass, drums, and ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Big Horns BeeWhy Can't We Be Friends ... CD
Victor (Japan), 2004. Used ... $24.99
A smoking set of funky horns from Japan – played by a group who are clearly drawing influences from The JBs, The Memphis Horns, and a host of smaller combos from the swinging 60s! The sound here is very much in keeping with the "big horns" title – but not in any sort of hokey ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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Black Market BrassUndying Thirst ... CD
Colemine, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Beautifully heavy sounds from Black Market Brass – a group who started out with more of a global funk approach, but who emerge here with the intensity of some lost funky soundtrack – all with the sort of edge you might expect from the cover! The style here is really revolutionary ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Bo-KeysRoyal Sessions ... CD
Yellow Dog, 2004. Used ... $6.99
Modern Memphis soul from the Bo-Keys – a group who play in the same spirit as classic acts from Stax and Hi Records! The sound's no surprise, as the record was recorded in the studios of legendary producer Willie Mitchell – a perfect fit for the warm Booker T-inspired grooves of the ... read more CD

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BoneramaLive From New York ... CD
Mule Train, 2004. Used ... $7.99
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Bonzo SquadThere's Always Tomorrow ... CD
Bonzo Squad, 2019. Used ... $0.99
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✨✧ Brand New HeaviesLive At The Soul Kitchen, Gothenburg ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy ... $22.99
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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✨✧ BreakestraDeuces Up, Double Down EP ... CD
Stones Throw, 2002. Used ... $3.99
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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Brooklyn Funk EssentialsFunk Ain't Ova ... CD
Dorado (UK), 2015. Used ... $7.99
(New Grooves, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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BrownoutBerlin Sessions ... CD
Fat Beats, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99
Brownout sound heavier than ever here – recording in Texas, not Berlin (that's the last name of the producer) – and with a fantastic blend of deep funk, Latin elements, and lots of psychedelic touches! In fact, there may be more of that last aspect here than ever before – ... read more CD
Also available Berlin Sessions ... LP 15.99

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BrownoutOozy ... CD
Nat Geo, 2012. Used ... $6.99
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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Don BryantYou Make Me Feel ... CD
Fat Possum, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 15.99
The mighty Don Bryant never got the chance to record much back in the day – save for one fantastic album and a set of singles on Hi Records – but he's really returned to form lately, and gets the chance to show the world his Memphis soul pedigree in all of its glory! Scott Bomar ... (Soul, Deep Funk) 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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Cornell Campbell Meets SoothsayersNothing Can Stop Us ... CD
Strut (UK), 2013. Used ... $6.99
A brilliant meeting of two top talents – reggae legend Cornell Campbell and underground funk combo The Soothsayers – working here together on a set that feels like it could have been pulled from the vaults of Studio One! The Soothsayers have already demonstrated their global leanings ... (Reggae, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Capiozzo & MeccoWhisky A Go Go ... CD
Irma/Suonaphone (Italy), 2003. Used ... $12.99
A great set of mod grooves – as lively and propelling as The Whisky A Go Go was back in the 60s! The group's a duo based around Hammond organ and drums – but features guest performances on sax, guitar, trumpet, and the occasional vocal – all players joining in in a loose and ... read more CD

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Chicago Afrobeat ProjectMove To Silent Unrest ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2007. Used ... $7.99
A magnificent set from the Chicago Afrobeat Project – the kind of group that makes us plenty proud we live in the Windy City! The record's got a quality that's a bit more ambitious than you might guess – a complicated style that's still plenty grooving, but which really features some ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Chicago Afrobeat ProjectOff The Grid EP ... CD
Chicago Afrobeat Project, 2008. Used ... $6.99
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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CotoneteSuper Vilains ... CD
Heavenly Sweetness (France), 2019. New Copy ... $16.99
A fantastic full length set from this hip French collective – an assemblage of musicians who draw equal inspiration from the worlds of jazz, funk, and global-styled grooves – then forge those influences into a really fresh sound of their own! The album's funky, but not in a familiar ... read more CD
Also available Super Vilains ... LP 29.99

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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
Also available Lowdown ... LP 14.99

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DaktarisSoul Explosion (original pressing) ... CD
Desco, 1998. Used ... $6.99
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.)

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Deep Banana BlackoutLive In The Thousand Islands ... CD
Artkin Touchya, 2002. Used ... $9.99
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(Out of print.)

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DelmontisStraightforward Fascination ... CD
Zennez (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $11.99
Funky soul, but with a touch of jazz – almost a mod soul undercurrent that really sets these guys apart from the rest! The blend is great – nice and tight, yet never too slick – almost the sort of direction Georgie Fame should have gone in the early 70s, had he stayed on the ... 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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DexterTrip ... CD
Melting Pot (Germany), 2013. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Funky hip hop beatcraft laced with far out psychedelic samples from German producer Dexter – and it's a trip, alright – a far out funky one at that! Dexter lays down a thick layer of hypnotic beats underneath a sprawling batch of sampled sounds from the psychedelic area and beyond, but ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) 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
Also available Logos ... LP 18.99

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Dr RubberfunkFirst Cut ... CD
GPS (UK), 2003. Used ... $4.99
(New Grooves, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, traycard artwork is wrinkled from some light water damage.)

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Dr RubberfunkMy Life At 33 ... CD
GPS (UK), 2006. Used ... $5.99

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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 ... CD
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99
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 CD
Also available Adult Themes (white vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioSteamy ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
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 CD

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Express RisingExpress Rising ... CD
Memphix, 2003. Used ... $22.99
A warm batch of instrumental beats and atmospherics from Express Rising! ER employs many of the more lilting, trippier facets of the DJ Shadow sound – broken beats and percussion set the pace, with mellow keys, bass and effects gliding in, floating above, and sliding below. It's really all ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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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GalacticRuckus ... CD
Sanctuary, 2003. Used ... $7.99
Galactic get some heavy production from Dan The Automator – really chunking up their groove with lots of bass on the bottom and plenty of low-end sounds! The approach isn't really hip hop, but it does give the group's homegrown funk approach a sound that fits more closely next to modern ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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Go Organic Orchestra & Brooklyn Raga MassiveRagmala – A Garland of Ragas ... CD
Meta, 2019. New Copy 2 CDs ... $13.99
A beautiful little project, and one that's better even than you'd guess from the outset – as the work is put together by percussionist Adam Randolph, and may well be one of the best things he's ever given us! Randolph composed the songs on the set, but they're performed with a very ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Golden Dawn ArkestraDarkness Falls On The End Of Time ... CD
Golden Dawn Arkestra, 2019. Used ... $7.99
A set that nicely takes Golden Dawn Arkestra back to their roots – with music that's warmly organic, spiritually evocative, and pretty darn funky all the way through – all with a unique quality that definitely marks the group's own territory! The ensemble almost move as if in an ... read more CD

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Grandmother's FunckPlease Baby Please Baby Baby Baby Please ... CD
Greyboy, 1996. Used ... $4.99
An obscure bit of jazzy funk from the Swiss scene – the only album we've ever seen from Grandmother's Funck – on Greyboy Records! The album was recorded in Switzerland in '96, and there's timeless sound and a laidback approach of funk – with soul jazz awareness that we don't ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Grupo XX Posure ... CD
Loft (UK), 2000. Used ... $4.99
Warm and jazzy grooves from London's Grupo X – an outfit that's ostensibly a Latin jazz combo, but who also play with some really nice electric touches as well! The group's got a core approach that's very straight ahead – tight percussion, crackling horns, and some sweet work on sax ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $13.99
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
Also available Stand Up For Love ... LP 24.99

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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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Chance HaydenGet Somethin' ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlanta, 2018. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Tight guitar from Chance Hayden – a player who definitely knows how to get a lot of color and tone out of his instrument, even while picking out a sharp note solo! There's a dexterity in Hayden's style that's clearly inspired by the more proficient blues guitarists in recent generations ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) 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 ... 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

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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
Also available Unstraight Ahead (with download) ... LP 19.99

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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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HeliocentricsFallen Angels – The Singles Collection (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 2009. Used ... $6.99
Interstellar funk, cosmic jazz and spacey live band hip hop from Malcolm Catto & the Heliocentrics –incredible material from one of most mindblowing combos in the global hip hop funk underground! The tracks on Fallen Angels were compiled from vinyl only EPs on Now Again, as well as some ... read more CD
(The Heliocentrics vinyl EP cuts plus exclusive tracks – limited edition CD produced for the Japanese market!)

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HeliocentricsInfinity Of Now ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2020. Used ... $4.99
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
Also available Infinity Of Now ... LP 19.99

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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

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99 20.98
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read more CD
Also available Last Transmission ... CD 5.99

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Heliocentrics & Melvin Van PeeblesLast Transmission ... CD
Now Again, 2014. Used 2 CDs ... $5.99
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read more CD
(Still sealed.)
Also available Last Transmission ... CD 9.99

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Greg Hester & FriendsSoul Brother Where Art Thou – A Tribute To James Brown ... CD
Ropeadope, 2019. New Copy ... $4.99 14.99
Singer Greg Hester pays tribute to the late Godfather – and does so in a nice way that moves things past the usual! There's definitely plenty of funk in the music – and the band also includes some of James' old bandmates too – but Greg's got a nice blue-eyed soul approach, maybe ... read more CD

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Hi Fly OrchestraGet Ready ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2013. Used ... $8.99
Get ready for greatness from the Hi Fly Orchestra – a sound that's even sharper, hipper, and jazzier than ever before – served up in a sublime mix of deep funk rhythms and lots of global touches! These guys are definitely one of the coolest funk combos around – as they're never ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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HifiversLife Shines EP ... CD
Hi Five (Germany), 2011. Used ... $4.99
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 ... CD
Blind Faith (Italy), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
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 CD
Also available Nothing's Going Wrong ... LP 18.99

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Yusuke Hirado (Quasimode)Tower Of Touch ... CD
At Home Sound (Japan), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
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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HoneymunchBunch ... CD
Infracom (Germany), 2005. Used ... $12.99
The second album from Honeymunch – a group that really grabbed our ears with the club jazz sound of their debut! The style here is a bit more electric than before – with the strongest emphasis on the keyboards, which include a lot of Fender Rhodes and Clavinet – snaking out over ... read more CD
(Out of print, includes slipcover.)

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HoneymunchSolon ... CD
Irma/Suonaphone (Italy), 2003. Used ... $4.99
The debut release by Honeymunch – a really great group from the current European underground, dedicated to performing club music with live instruments! The record's got the feel of work by Hipnosis, Sleepwalker, and a number of other recent groups who've been playing live jazz for the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Charlie Hunter & Pound For PoundReturn Of The Candyman ... CD
Blue Note, 1998. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Stefon Harris on vibraphone, Scott Amendola on drums & John Santos on percussion. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, digipack has some edgewear & a cutout through the spine.)

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Charlie Hunter QuartetReady, Set, Shango! ... CD
Blue Note, 1996. Used ... $4.99
Charlie Hunter on 8 string guitar, Dave Ellis on tenor saxophone, Caldier Spanier on alto saxophone & ScottAmendola on drums. (Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)

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James Hunter SixNick Of Time ... CD
Daptone, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
One of the best things that ever happened to singer James Hunter was the moment he formed his James Hunter Six – a great combo who've really helped Hunter deepen his groove in recent years! James was always a great vocalist – one of the best blue-eyed soul singers of the past 20 years ... read more CD
Also available Nick Of Time (with bonus download) ... LP 18.99

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... CD
Colemine, 2009. Used ... $3.99
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 14.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the ... read more CD
Also available Kings Left Behind ... LP 18.99

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Jazz DefendersScheming ... CD
Haggis (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
The first we've ever heard from the Jazz Defenders – but a record that makes it feel like the group has been together for years – as the songs explode with all sorts of fresh ideas and individual voices – all while the whole thing stays in strongly soulful, swinging territory! ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Scheming ... LP 22.99

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JigProximo Disco ... CD
B Crack (Netherlands), 2016. Used ... $6.99
A Dutch combo with some mighty tight horns – trumpet, tenor, and baritone sax – all forged together in a strongly soulful frontline! The undercurrent of the group's groove has a bit of fuzzy guitar right on the rhythms – almost in an early Baker Brothers way – but the ... read more 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 ... LP 15.99

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JuhaniHaka Loylyt ... CD
Timmion (Finland), 2008. Used ... $6.99
A hip new set from the Timmion label – a bit of a change from their usual deep funk offerings, but still plenty funky nonetheless! Juhani work in a blend of hip hop production and funky instrumentation – a style that reminds us of some of the best Memphix singles from a few years back ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Jungle By NightJungle By Night ... CD
Kindred Spirits (Netherlands), 2011. Used ... $14.99
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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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
Also available Live At Lincoln Hall ... LP 42.99

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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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Koka Mass JazzGroovy Jam Shoes ... CD
Cold Busted, 2015. Used ... $3.99
... CD

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KokoloMore Consideration ... CD
Full Cut, 2004. Used ... $7.99
Afro Funk is alive and well – thanks to the efforts of Kokolo, one of the best new groups of the genre working today! Kokolo have a sound that completely respects the 70s roots of the Afro Funk sound, yet also play here with a burning style that reminds us a lot of some of the current groups ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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Kokolo Afrobeat OrchestraFuss & Fight ... CD
Afrokings (UK), 2002. Used ... $6.99
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Caroline LacazeEn Route ... CD
Legere (France), 2013. Used Gatefold ... $6.99
Fantastic French funk – a record that's unlike any other deep funk combo we can think of – because Caroline Lacaze sings in her native language instead of English! The grooves are stepped in the best funky 45 styles of the late 60s, but the vocals also echo the more soulful sound of ... read more CD

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Lack Of AfroHello Baby ... CD
Loa (UK), 2016. Used ... $9.99
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... 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
Also available Close But No Cigar ... LP 18.99

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Shawn LeeShawn Lee Rides Again ... CD
Legere (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
The freewheeling Shawn Lee rides again, this time steering into folk soul, country funk and personally reflective songwriting in ways we haven't heard from him before – all the while living up to his genre-straddling indie funk legacy and penchant for winning stylistic detours over the years! ... read more CD

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Tito Lopez ComboStill Smokin' ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2004. Used ... $9.99
The best album to date from funky drummer Tito Lopez – aka Harbans Srih, one of the best players on the UK deep funk scene! The album's got a laidback, tripped-out, slow funk style that's really great – very much in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode, with heavy Harbans drums on the ... read more CD
(Out of print. Back cover of the booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)

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Tito Lopez ComboTito's Organic Experience ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2005. Used ... $9.99
Another batch of retro funky grooves from UK drummer Tito Lopez – heavy on the Hammond, hence the title of the set – and cooking with a sound that takes us back to the early days of the Acid Jazz label! The best cuts on here have a straight instrumental focus that revels in funky drums ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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MackrosoftStraight Outta Rompton ... CD
Mackrosoft, 2003. Used ... $4.99
Dope grooves that seem to have crept out of nowhere from the west coast underground! 8 tracks of instrumental hip hop, with a bit more pep than your typical hip hop record, and a lot more interesting twists and turns than your typical promo instrumental version of your favorite MC's album. Like ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Madlib & OthersMadlib's Medicine Show No 7 – High Jazz ... CD
Madlib Invazion, 2010. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Quite possibly our favorite installment so far in the Madlib Medicine Show series – as the set's a treasure trove of rare work from the many-faceted Yesterday's New Quintet combo – that genius funky jazz ensemble headed by Madlib! According to the notes, some of these cuts are from ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more CD

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Magic In ThreesMagic In Threes ... CD
GED Soul, 2011. Used ... $3.99
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
(Still sealed.)

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Papa MaliDo Your Thing ... CD
Fog City, 2006. Used ... $8.99
Hard New Orleans grooves from Papa Mali – working here with Monk Boudreaux and The Golden Eagles Mardi Gras Indians. CD includes a solid hour of "broke-leg swagger". CD

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Mama's GunGolden Days ... CD
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 12.98
Funk-tinged modern soul from Mama's Gun – the London based combo who've been making waves across the globe for close to a decade leading up to Golden Days, which sounds right at home on Ubiquity Records! The songs and overall sound blend vintage inspiration with sly modern touches, from a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Medeski, Martin & WoodIt's A Jungle In Here ... CD
Ryko/Gramavision, 1993. Used ... $6.99
The first album by this enigmatic jazz funk trio from New York. Medeski's funky keyboards are firmly in place, and the group's got the usual tight rhythm groove, but the lineup's also expanded with some additional horn players, and some guest guitar by Mark Ribot. The album includes a great ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, includes the original green-tinted Ryko case.)

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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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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 ... $11.99
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.)

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✨✧ Mountain Mocha KilimanjaroTaking A Lesson From The Past ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2012. Used ... $18.99
Mad heavy funk from this excellent Japanese combo – really hitting hard here on a host of covers of famous tunes – all returned to the group's sharp 70s instrumental approach! The groove is incredible – razor-sharp right from the start, and served up with perfect old school ... read more CD
(Includes obi.)

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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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✨✧ Mucca PazzaLittle Marching Band ... CD
2006. Used ... $6.99
Features an English language version of Serge Gainsbourgs "Laisse Tomber Les Filles". CD
(Out of print.)

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Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus ExperienceTo Know Without Knowing ... CD
Agogo (Germany), 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
A great entry in the ongoing resurgence of the mighty Mulatu Astatke – the legend of Ethiopian music from the 70s, still going strong after all these years – and finding new ways to interact with generations of musicians that he inspired with his original recordings! This set has ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available To Know Without Knowing (with bonus download) ... LP 22.99

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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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New Cool CollectiveMore Soul Jazz Latin Flavours Nineties Vibes ... CD
Challenge (Netherlands), 1990s. Used ... $6.99
(New Grooves, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print.)
 
 



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