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Various100% Easy Listening ... CD
Telstar, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Music by Burt Bacharach, Bert Kaempfert, Caterina Valenta, Astrud Gilberto, Count Basie, France Gall, Shirley Scott, Mantovani, and Stan Getz. (Now Sound, Funky Compilations) CD

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✨✧ VariousAmerican Boogie Down – America's Lost Disco, Funk, & Boogie ... CD
Past Due/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Two great labels, teamed up in one mighty compilation – a massive batch of rare club tracks unearthed by Chicago's Past Due label, packaged together wonderfully by the folks at BBE! So far, Past Due's efforts have only surfaced as expensive 12" singles – so this collection is the ... read more CD
(Promo version – same tracks, same cover, but no full booklet.)

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VariousBaby I've Got It – More Motown Girls – More Rare Treats From Motown's Female Roster, Including 16 Previously Unissued Gems ... CD
Ace (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.98
A stunning selection of female soul from Motown – all of it rare, and much of it previously unreleased! The set is a great reminder not only of how much we still have to learn about the biggest soul label in the motor city – but also of the exceptional quality that Motown brought to ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBGP Presents Jazz Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A heavy dose of funky jazz – and one that goes way past the obvious too – to include some real gems from the 70s that even we'd passed up! The package is filled with stellar jazz from the Fantasy Records family – Prestige, Pablo, Galaxy and Fantasy proper – choice numbers ... read more CD

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VariousBig Deal – Weinberger Funk Library 1975 to 1979 ... CD
Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Big deal, indeed – as this excellent set looks at a really under-tapped source of sound library funk from the 70s – a small British company who was turning out glorious grooves in the same classic years as KPM or DeWolfe! The players here are mostly British, and many are more obscure ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBirth Of The Harlem Grooves On Fire ... CD
Enjoy/P-Vine (Japan), Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99 22.99
A great look at the lesser-known side of the Harlem soul empire of producer Bobby Robinson – best known for his work on the Fire and Fury labels, but also heard here on a host of rare singles for Enjoy, Vest, and other smaller imprints! There's plenty of records here that mark Robinson as ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBlue 'N Groovy – Blue Note Connects With The Good Vibes ... CD
Blue Note, Mid 60s/1993. Used ... $7.99
Excellent collection of jazzy grooves from Blue Note, and one that moves past their usual breakbeat/Lou Donaldson/funk grooves, into a mode that's more modal, and with a more complicated vibe. Tracks include "On Children" by Jack Wilson, "8/4 Beat" by Bobby Hutcherson, "Tom ... read more CD

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VariousBlunited States – Coast To Coast ... CD
Blue Note (UK), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $4.99
A bit of a silly theme – all jazz tracks that reference a particular US locale – but a very nice batch of tracks in a groovy import package! The set's got a total of 16 cuts in all, with many nice moments from the Blue Note catalog that we might have overlooked, if not for their ... read more CD
(Out of print, artwork has some age spots.)

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VariousBoogie Breakdown – South African Synth Disco 1980 to 1984 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
There's no breakdown to the boogie here – as the album's overflowing with stunning sounds that are right up there with better-known club music from the early 80s – every bit as full of basslines, beats, and keyboards as the best tracks from the American scene of the period, but maybe ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousBoston Goes Disco – Obscure Disco, Boogie, & Modern Soul From Boston Mass & The Surrounding Areas ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 19.99
A huge discovery in music – most of which we've never heard before, and which shows that the Boston scene was getting pretty busy during the classic club years – even if the city's grooves never reached the same fame as cuts from New York, Philly, and other points south! The package is ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazil Bossa Beat – Bossa Nova & The Story Of Elenco Records ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. Used ... $24.99
Beautiful bossa from the vaults of Brazil's Elenco Records – warm, breezy treasures from the heart of the 60s with numbers by legendary singers and groups such as Edo Lobo, Quarteto Me Cy, Nara Leao, Baden Powell, MPB-4 and more! The independent Elenco label was founded in Rio in 1963 and ... read more CD
(Out of print, artwork has some light age spots.)

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VariousBrazilian Beats Vol 5 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 2004. Used ... $4.99
The always surprising, always funky, always great Brazilian Beats series goes one volume deeper! The far-reaching tendencies of Brazilian Beats never fails to impress, and nearly overwhelm. Number 5 keeps the contemporary club and dancefloor scheme well out front, with appearances by many of the ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousBrazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas – Tropicalista Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967 to 1976 ... CD
Tropicalia In Furs/World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
A fuzzed out treasure trove of rare Brazilian psychedelia – wild stuff that's in many ways akin to the freewheeling sounds of the Tropicalia movement, but not necessarily taking on the cultural and political weight of that movement – and more about the boundless spirit of psychedelia ... read more CD
(Enhanced CD.)

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✨✧ VariousBrazilica 2 ... CD
Talkin' Loud (UK), 1997. Used ... $9.99
A killer set of rare Brazilian grooves – and one that pushes way past the first volume! Put together by two of the best DJ's in the world, Gilles Peterson and Joe Davis, and perfectly selected to illustrate the shift in the London Brazilian scene over the past few years. Titles include ... (Brazil, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBridge Into The New Age – Funky Afro-Centric Spiritual Sounds From Jazz's Forgotten Decade ... CD
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Beautifully spiritual jazz from the post-Coltrane generation – a wealth of righteous grooves from the early 70s – brought together in one mighty collection! If you dig the work of Pharoah Sanders, Alice Coltrane, and other giants on Impulse Records, this is a great way to dig even ... read more CD

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VariousBrill Building Sound – Singers & Songwriters Who Rocked The 60s (Disc 2) ... CD
Era, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 18 tracks by the Drifters, Ben E. King, Gene Pitney, Skeeter Davis, Timi Yuro, Freddie Scott, Maxine Brown, Jay & The Americans, Everly Brothers, and more. CD
(Disc 2 from the larger box set – disc 2 only!)

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VariousBrill Building Sound – Singers & Songwriters Who Rocked The 60s (Disc 3) ... CD
Era, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 17 tracks by the Raindrops, Manfred Mann, Carole King, the Cookies, Girlfriends, Shelley Fabares, the Cinderellas, Chiffons, Jackie DeShannon, and more. CD
(Disc 3 from the larger box set – disc 3 only!)

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VariousBrill Building Sound – Singers & Songwriters Who Rocked The 60s (Disc 4) ... CD
Era, 1960s. Used ... $1.99
Includes 19 tracks by the Shangri-Las, Tommy James & the Shondells, Jelly Beans, Butterflys, Dixie Cups, Gene Pitney, Honeys, Tradewinds, Ad Libs, Paul Revere & the Raiders, and more. CD
(Disc 4 from the larger box set – disc 4 only!)

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VariousBrilliant Funk Vol 1 ... CD
Stone (Italy), 2000. Used ... $9.99
Part funk, part club – and an all-essential set of tracks that includes many classic sample tracks and hard-to-find dancefloor favorites! Club cuts include the massive "Funkanova" by Wood, Brass, and Steel, "BYOF" by Fantastic Four, "The Bottle" by Joe Bataan, ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousCalifornia Soul – Funk & Soul From The Golden State 1967 to 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Damn funky work from the west coast scene of the late 60s and early 70s – just the kind of tracks to dispel the idea that too much sun or cannabis might have left the Cali scene a bit weak! Instead, these cuts are right on the money, stone funky throughout, and light years from any sort of ... read more CD

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VariousCan I Be A Witness – Stax Southern Groove ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A stunning selection of work from the legendary Stax records – a package of rare material that includes 11 tracks that appear here for the first time ever! We've been fans of the legendary Memphis soul label for a mighty long time – and, as with Motown, we're always amazed at how much ... read more CD

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VariousCan You Dig It? – The Music & Politics Of Black Action Films 1968 to 1975 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CDs ... $32.99
Possibly the best-ever collection of blacksploitation grooves we've ever seen – a really comprehensive package that not only manages to cover the classics, but which also digs deep enough to come up with lots of fresh bits too! The set really sets a new level for the Soul Jazz label – ... read more CD
(Includes slipcover and the 100-page booklet – all in great shape!)

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VariousCan You Feel It Vol 3 – Modern Soul, Disco, & Boogie 1976 to 1985 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $8.99 19.99
A soaring blend of rare club tracks from the glory days of the American disco underground – music that was cut in the deep shadows of the mainstream market at the time, and which has gone on to have a lot longer staying power too! The cuts here are all from very obscure releases on tiny ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCelestial Blues – Cosmic, Political, & Spiritual Jazz 1970 to 1974 ... CD
Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for ... read more CD
(Crease through traycard artwork.)

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VariousChristians Catch Hell – TK Gospel Roots ... CD
Gospel Roots/Honest Jons (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
A really really beautiful little compilation – one with a sound that's every bit as powerful as the image on its cover! The music here all comes from the Gospel Roots label of Miami soul powerhouse TK Records – a key force in mainstream soul in the 70s, but also a company who issued ... (Gospel, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Christians Catch Hell – TK Gospel Roots ... LP 30.99

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VariousCity Soul Daydream – Today's Soul, AOR, & Blue-Eyed Soul ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 2023. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Contemporary soul, but with a very classic vibe – material pulled together by the P-Vine label from Japan, with a vibe that partly echoes some of the warmer styles of the city soul generation from years back! We've always dug compilations of this nature, but these days so much music gets ... (Neo Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousClub Soul Vol 2 – The Twisted Wheel – Brazennose & Whitworth Street Manchester 1963 to 1971 ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 16.98
The story of one of the most legendary soul clubs in the UK – home to the great wave of Northern Soul enthusiasm that burst big in the 60s – plus a fair bit of hanky panky as well! This collection shows a decidedly raw side of the club's roots – American soul from the 60s, plus a ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousCome Spy With Us – The Secret Agent Songbook ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Seminal spy sounds from the 60s – a treasure trove of spy-themed tunes, and one that features loads of material you might not hear otherwise! The set doesn't feature the big hits from the James Bond films, and instead includes all the great little records that sprung up in the wake of those ... read more CD

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Vol 1 – 1959 to 1961 (limited edition 6CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1959/1960/1961. Used ... $109.99 124.99
An incredible package – one that features every Motown single from the label's first 3 years, including the a-sides and b-sides for every one! The package is long overdue – as these early Motown years are some of the label's most compelling – not only because they show the ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Long out of print and in great shape!)

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VariousComplete Motown Singles Volume 11B – 1971 (limited edition 5CD set) ... CD
Motown/Hip-O Select, 1971. Used 5 CDs ... $49.99 59.99
Massive Motown from 1971 – the ultra-hip second part of this key year for the monumental label! Motown was going through plenty of changes in 1971 – a year that saw Marvin Gaye's new righteous musical vision, a wave of fresh talent from the west coast, and the label's further push into ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Limited edition. In great shape – including the bonus 45!)

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VariousCookin' Records Presents Choice Cuts – Back Catalogue Sampler ... CD
Cookin' (UK), Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used ... $9.99
Features tracks by Poets Of Thought, LTJ Bukem, Longers, John Beltran, Makoto and more – 20 tracks in all! CD

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VariousCoolin' – A Soul Jazz Journey ... CD
Pho/Muse, 1970s. Used ... $6.99
No coolin out here, as the set's a great batch of soulful jazz numbers from the legendary Muse label – filled with overlooked gems from the imprint's key 70s run – including a fair bit of gems that will set you digging for other treasures from the label! The style here is less straight ... read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCrate Diggers Presents – Italo Disco ... CD
Crate Diggers, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
The Crate Diggers definitely know their way around an Italian club track – and this set's a really well-done collection of the kind of imports that bubbled around in the early 80s, and formed a nice bridge between some of the colder sounds of UK post-punk dance, and the new grooves that were ... read more CD

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VariousCrazy Tunes ... CD
Stardust (Canada), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used ... $8.99
Includes tracks by the Big Bopper, Jim Lowe, Andy Stewart, the Mark IV, Charlie Drake, Janie Grant, the Ran-Dells, Billy Edd Wheeler, the Detergents, Peels, and Del Reeves – 20 tracks total. (Rock, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousCuba – Music & Revolution Vol 1 – Culture Clash In Havana – Experiments In Latin Music 1975 to 1985 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $21.99 26.99
A true revolution in Cuban music – not the familiar cha cha and pachanga modes of the pre-Castro years, but instead the huge wave of fresh styles and combinations that sprung up in the years to come! The tracks here aren't the kind of Cuban sounds that are locked in time by the all-star ... (Latin, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousCult Cargo – Salsa Boricua De Chicago ... CD
Numero, Late 70s. Used ... $9.99
Incredible third coast salsa from the late 70s – amazing stuff from the orquestras of Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label – made by singers and players in Chicago's Puerto Rican community of the period that stands up just as well today! Chicago salsa, unlike more nationally popular styles ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Includes slipcover and large booklet.)

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VariousDance The Latin – Swingin' Mambos, Soulful Salsa & Funky Rhythms From The Hip Latin Dancefloors Of New York City ... CD
Fania/Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
The vaults of Fania Records, plumbed by the Jazzman crew – all in a double-strength approach to Latin grooves! The wealth of great music on Fania, Tico, and related labels is well-known to Latin groovers worldwide – but the Jazzman crew have managed to bring a nicely fresh perspective ... read more CD

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VariousDaniel Vangarde – The Vaults of Zagora Records Mastermind 1971 to 1984 ... CD
Because (France), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
Really cool cuts from the French club scene of the 70s – a weird and wonderful assortment of sounds that all came from producer Daniel Vangarde and his Zagora Record label – a place where all sorts of criss-crossing styles could work together in a really wonderful way! Some moments ... read more CD

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VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare Detroit soul from the archives of Dave Hamilton – the vast majority from the fertile late 60s period, plus a couple of later cuts – soulful Hamilton productions and featuring wonderful numbers by Bobby Dee, Priscilla Page, The Moderations, Frenchy & The Chessmen, Harry Reid, ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Rare soul from the Detroit underground at the end of the 60s – most of it pretty darn funky too! The work here all comes from the hands of the legendary Dave Hamilton – a key Motor City talent who turned out a stunning array of music on many different labels back in the day – ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousDetroit Artists Workshop – Community, Jazz, & Art In The Motor City 1965 to 1981 ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
John Sinclair's got his name on the cover, but the real genius on the record comes from the artists within – a mix of talents from the Detroit underground of the 60s and 70s, and some important visitors too – all stepping out here in a set of live recordings that are issued for the ... read more CD
Also available Detroit Artists Workshop – Community, Jazz, & Art In The Motor City 1965 to 1981 ... LP 31.99

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VariousDirections In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... read more CD
Also available Directions In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD 9.99

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VariousDirections In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
The reach of Miles Davis is plenty wide – as right from the start, the trumpeter was associating himself with some of the hippest young talent on the scene! Yet the apex of those associations may have come in the late 60s and early 70s, when the newly-electric Miles was experimenting in all ... read more CD
(Rear traycard has a crease down the side.)
Also available Directions In Music 1969 to 1973 – Miles Davis, His Musicians, & The Birth Of A New Age In Jazz ... CD 12.99

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VariousDis Ko Tek A – A Collection Of Latin Influenced Club Favorites ... CD
Max Music, 2000. Used ... $2.99
Continous mix with tracks from Candido, Santa Esmerelda, Azoto, Karen Young, Salsoul Orchestra, Silver Connection, El Coco, and La Flavour. CD

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VariousDisco Giants Volume 17 – 20 Full Length Disco Classics Of The 80s ... CD
Vinyl Masterpiece (Netherlands), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $13.99
Not just disco cuts from the 80s – as the title might imply – but a great range of work from the mid 70s onward, including a fair bit of funky numbers that are nicely different from more familiar disco! As with other volumes in the series, the approach here is maybe more towards upbeat ... read more CD

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VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland Vol 2 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $12.99 16.99
A soaring batch of disco gems, club cuts, and undiscovered nuggets – all pulled together to make a set that's even better than the first entry in this Disco Wonderland series! DJ Andy Smith and associates bring together a great array of fresh tracks from back in the day – not massive ... read more CD

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VariousDJ Vadim Presents – Sculpture & Broken Sound ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1997. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Mark B, Little Aida, DJ Eight, Skull V, Ruf Neck Piano, Andre Gurov, Mister Serv, Part 2, and Patterson. (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) CD
(Includes obi.)

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VariousDollar Bill Y'All – Spring Records & The First Decade Of Hip Hop ... CD
Spring/BGP (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
An instant party in a single package – a set that brings together a whole host of rare singles from back in the day – all work that's almost an equal blend of old school funk and early hip hop! The work here comes from the Spring label and related Posse imprint – a company who ... (Hip Hop, Funky Compilations) read more CD
Also available Dollar Bill Y'All – Spring Records & The First Decade Of Hip Hop ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ VariousDramatic Funk Themes Vol 4 – Unreleased Rare Grooves – Action, Tension & Drama Rhythms 1972 to 1982 ... CD
Show Up (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $16.99
A great installment in one of our favorite sound library series ever – one of the few we can really trust for consistently funky, consistently soulful work every single time – with a top-shelf level of grooves like this! These guys really dig hard to get past the obvious – and ... (Sound Library, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousE Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... CD
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970s/2023. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
We really loved the first volume in this series, and this second entry maybe goes even deeper into the unique territory of the collection – a genre that's maybe all its own, with a really cool blend of older tracks and contemporary numbers, all served up with a laidback sort of vibe! There's ... read more CD
Also available E Soul Cultura Vol 2 ... LP 27.99

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VariousEasy Tempo Experience 2 – Are You Experienced? ... CD
Temposphere/Easy Tempo (Italy), 1999. Used ... $6.99 9.99
Similar to the first volume, this one's got some groovy Italian soundtrack themes remixed by some of Europe's best handlers of the genre. The set features work by Piero Umiliani, Armando Trovajoli, Berto Pisano, Mario Migalardi, and Lesiman – all remixed and remodeled by the likes of Gak ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousEasy Tempo Volume 11 – The Round Trip ... CD
Easy Tempo (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A long-overdue entry in this legendary series of compilations – one that taught us an awful lot about funky soundtrack music back in the day, finally back in action after a long hiatus! This time around, the groove has gotten even deeper – as the series has stretched to include some ... read more CD

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Kevin Fingier CollectiveEl Sonido De Fingier Records ... CD
Fingier/Acid Jazz (UK), 2023. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A really cool collection of cuts that were originally issued as 7" singles in recent years, but which work perfectly together here as a full length set that introduces the world to the deeply funky talents of Kevin Finigier! Kevin hails from Argentina, but has a deep love of American soul and ... (Deep Funk, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousEnglish Weather ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.98
One of the coolest compilations we've ever heard from Ace Records – a really special set that follows in the tradition of their other St Etienne cafe/pub collections – and like those gems, a very different package than usual! This time around, the duo of Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs (who ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousEnjoy The Experience – Homemade Records 1958 to 1992 ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $7.99 17.98
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The ... read more CD
(A great 2CD package – like a mini-hardcover book like package – with 44 pages of notes and photos!)

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VariousEverybody Makes A Mistake – Stax Southern Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A deep dive into the vaults of the legendary Stax Records – the Memphis label who helped usher in a whole new sound in soul music during the 60s, and was still going strong in the early part of the 70s! In the final years, Stax was hitting big with a number of stars, but also recording a bit ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousFell From The Sun – Downtempo & After Hours 1990/1991 ... CD
Ace (UK), Early 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
A beautiful collection of modern mellow music – served up in a set that features very different territory than the usual sorts of compilations given to us by Bob Stanley and Pete Wiggs – not the older music that they put together so well, but work from an early 90s moment when the duo ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousFire/Fury Doo Wop Story – 40 Classic Tracks ... CD
Fire/Great American Music, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used 2 CDs ... $14.99
A double dose of doo wop and early 60s R& B from the vaults of the Fire and Fury labels – featuring numbers by Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Du Mauriers, The Channels, The Kodaks, The Rainbows, The Federals, Carl Hogan & The Miracles, Lewis Lymon & The Teenchords and more ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print and still sealed.)

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VariousFor Dancers Forty – Where Soul Begins ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 20.99
A whole host of rare cuts from the original Kent Records label in LA – the 60s follow-up to the famous Crown/Modern/RPM imprint of the postwar years – a set of labels that gave the world plenty of amazing R&B tracks in the 50s! Here, Kent is going more for a 60s groove overall, but ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Note that the CD and LP variants of the title have very different track listings – very few shared songs!)

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VariousFormation 60 – Modern Jazz From Eastern Germany 1957 to 1969 ... CD
Jazzanova (Germany), Late 50s/1960s. Used ... $11.99
Stunningly great compilation of rare jazz tracks from the East German state-run Amiga label. The tracks, which span the dates in the title, were selected by the group Jazzanova for Compost Records, and the material has the same sort of uptempo jazzy sound as some of the best records on Compost. ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousFreedom Jazz Dance – Book 2 ... CD
Schema (Italy), 2005. Used ... $9.99
An amazing little set – far greater even than the already-excellent first volume, and a treasure trove of modern dancefloor jazz that includes a fair bit of previously unissued numbers! The vibe here is very firmly in the Schema records old/new blend of jazz and grooves – but it's also ... (New Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousFrom The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... CD
BBE (UK), 2010s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
A fantastic trip through the archive with Volcov – even if most of the cuts here are a bit more recent than those that usually get archival status! And yet in a way, many of these cuts almost went to the archives directly – especially in this digital age for modern soul and club, where ... read more CD
Also available From The Archive Vol 2 – Compiled By Volcov ... LP 22.99

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VariousFunction Underground – The Black & Brown American Rock Sound 1969 to 1974 ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
The deepest of the deep from the American scene at the start of the 70s – groups so hip they weren't quite soul, weren't quite rock – and instead kind of a funky hybrid of both! After opening our ears to countless underground sounds from around the globe, the Now Again label turn back ... read more CD

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VariousFunk Brasil – DJ Marlboro ... CD
Som Livre (Brazil), 2005. Used ... $2.99 4.99
A collection of contemporary Brazilian R&B – all hand-picked and mixed together by DJ Marlboro! (Brazil, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousFunky Chicken – Belgian Grooves From The 70s ... CD
Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2CD ... $19.99 22.99
Fantastic funk from the Belgian scene of the 70s – a really mad mix of sounds and styles, and a really revelatory set overall! Few people might use the words "Belgium" and "funk" in the same sentence – but that may well change after this sweet set gets a few spins ... read more CD

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VariousGhana Funk From The 70s ... CD
Hippo (Netherlands), 1970s. Used ... $16.99
Heavy funk from 70s Ghana – a sweet little set that's filled with rare and unusual grooves! The collection's got a strong focus on unreleased and very obscure material – and from what we can tell, none of these tracks have been reissued at all! The work here is not only funky, but it's ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD
(Out of print. Digipak has light wear.)

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VariousGiants Of Jazz – Soul Jazz ... CD
Savoy, 1950s/1970s/1980s. Used ... $3.99
A mix of older numbers from the Savoy and Muse Records catalogs – strung together to make a package of soul jazz numbers that jumps nicely between the 50s and the 70s and 80s! Most of the work here is from the latter two decades, recorded in that great back to basics mode that made Muse the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGlucklich VI – A Collection Of Brazilian Flavours From The Past & The Present Compiled by Rainer Truby ... CD
Compost (Germany), Late 70s/1980s/1990s. New Copy ... $15.99 21.99
A stunning set of Brazilian-styled cuts – presented here in the long-overdue 6th volume of this legendary series! Decades back, the Glucklich series taught us plenty about Brazilian grooves – especially the sort that weren't always recorded in Brazil, and were sometimes lost to the ... read more CD
Also available Glucklich VI – A Collection Of Brazilian Flavours From The Past & The Present Compiled by Rainer Truby ... LP 31.99

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VariousGood All Over – Rare Soul From The Westbound Vaults 1969 to 1975 ... CD
Westbound (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Rare tracks from one of the greatest soul labels ever – Detroit's legendary Westbound Records, the famous home of Funkadelic – but a source for countless many more grooves! This set features really rare singles and unreleased tracks from Westbound – a flurry of great soul tracks ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousGood God – Apocryphal Hymns ... CD
Numero, 1970s. New Copy ... $7.99 18.98
Hardly the gospel of your father's generation – and hardly even the gospel of previous Numero releases either – as the set's a wonderfully offbeat batch of tracks that definitely lives up to the "apocryphal" in the title! Production sounds and musical styles go way past the ... read more CD
(In slipcases with varied cover images!)

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VariousGospel According To Budgie II ... CD
1970s/1980s. Used ... $6.99
Music from Harold Sutton & The Pastors Choir, The St.Luke Youth Choir, The Hellen Hollins Singers, The Weeden Family Singers, DJ Rodgers, Elder Curtis Rodgers, Benny Cummings Directs The Temple Choir, Roslyn & Charles, Gwen Carter, HIS, and more. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGozalo – Bugalu Tropical Vol 4 ... CD
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 16.99
An ear-opening collection of work from the Peruvian scene of the late 60s – kind of a secret hotbed of Latin grooves, at least to our American ears – and one that was overflowing with some of the best elements of the small combo scene at the time! These guys clearly take a lot of ... (Latin, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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✨✧ VariousGreg Belson's Divine Disco Vol 2 – Obscure Gospel Disco 1979 to 1987 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A pretty fantastic selection of rare disco tracks from the American underground – all of them infused with a spiritual message, but served up with grooves that go head to head with some of the best underground club of the time! The mix of positive energy and upbeat grooves is wonderful ... read more CD

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VariousGroove Street – Smooth Boogie Talk ... CD
BMG/RCA/Arista (Japan), 1970s/1980s. Used ... $9.99
Music from Evelyn King, Angela Bofill, the Tavares, Gary Bartz, Tamiko Jones, the Main Ingrediant, the New Birth, the Delfonics, Phyllis Hyman, Vicki Sue Robinson, Grey & Hanks, and more. (Soul, Funky Compilations) CD
(Small Japanese promo sticker on the traycard artwork, disc has a sample stamp.)

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VariousHall Of Fame – Rare & Unissued Gems From The Fame Vaults ... CD
Fame/Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A love letter to the legendary Fame Records – filled with unissued tracks and rare gems from the vaults! Fame was one of the great ones back in the day – the driving force behind Muscle Shoals soul music, and a company that helped really redefine the sound of the music in the 60s ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousHed Kandi America – The Mix – USA 2010 ... CD
Hed Kandi, 2009. Used 2CD ... $9.99
Includes tracks by Booty Luv, Milk & Sugar, Phonat, Candi Staton, Freemasons, Hoxton Whores, Richard Grey, Lee Cabrera, SuperGroove, and others. CD

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VariousHigh School Sweethearts ... CD
Marginal (Belgium), 1950s/1960s. Used ... $6.99
Features music by The Tokens, Jill Gibson & Jan Berry, Annette, Barry Mann, Linda Lloyd, Gene & Debbe, Lesley Gore and more – 20 tracks in all! CD

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VariousHip Holland Hip – Modern Jazz In The Netherlands 1950 to 1970 ... CD
Sdban (Netherlands), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $15.99 26.99
A much-needed look at the Dutch jazz scene in the 50s and 60s – a spot in Europe that was turning out some really fantastic modern material – at a level that's every bit as great as better-known work coming from France, Germany, and Scandinavia at the time! Many of the players here ... read more CD
Also available Hip Holland Hip – Modern Jazz In The Netherlands 1950 to 1970 ... LP 26.99

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VariousHouse Of Ages – Classic, Rare, & Unreleased Dance Music – Selected By Jeremy Newall ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $9.99 14.99
Not really the house of ages – given that most of these cuts are so rare, they're only making their first appearance here – but a great little collection that reminds us that there's still so much to discover in the funky underground of the last few years of the 20th Century! Jeremy ... read more CD

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VariousIf You're Not Part Of The Solution – Soul, Politics, & Spirituality In Jazz 1967 to 1975 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
Righteous jazz, but with a bit of a funky twist too – a great selection of classics from the years when 60s soul jazz was reaching out with a new sense of pride and power, and finding a way embrace all of the musical changes that were coming its way! The music here is often by artists who ... read more CD

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VariousIn The Naked City – Songs Of Urban Life 1962 to 1972 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A great look at one of our favorite sub-genres of 60s soul – tunes that deal with the ins and outs of big city life, most of which were recorded as uptown soul tunes with really great production! It's hard to describe the charm of this work accurately, but the tunes are almost mini-movies, ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousInfluences Vol 2 – A Selection Of Drum N Bass, House, Brazilian, & Disco – Compiled By DJ Marky ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy 2 CDs ... $6.99 19.99
Rare club cuts from a few different generations – all brought together here in a really wonderful collection! The set's supposed to tip us off to the influences on the music of DJ Marky – but even if you don't care about him at all, you'll find plenty here to love – as the ... read more CD

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VariousInna Reggae Stylee – Classic Songs In A Reggae Groove ... CD
EMI, 1994. Used ... $0.99
Features Maxi Priest, Peter Tosh, Dennis Brown, Blondie, The Heptones, Toots & The Maytals, Third World, and Boy George. (Reggae, Funky Compilations) CD

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VariousJ Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
Mindblowing jazz from Japan – a tremendous introduction to the 70s scene in Tokyo if you've never heard this music at all – and a package that also includes a fair bit of rare tracks, even if you're not a newcomer! The Japanese love of American jazz is no secret – and the music ... read more CD
Also available J Jazz – Deep Modern Jazz From Japan 1969 to 1984 (3LP set) ... LP 34.99

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✨✧ VariousJames Brown's Funky People Part 2 ... CD
Polydor, Early 70s. Used ... $4.99
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown productions – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 previously unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, ... read more CD
(Out of print, crease through traycard artwork.)

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VariousJazz On A Sunny Afternoon ... CD
Blue Note (Japan), 1960s. Used ... $6.99
Includes tracks by Herbie Hancock, Horace Silver, Lee Morgan, Jim Hall, Wanda Sah, Buc Shank, Chet Baker, Grant Green, and Chico Hamilton. (Jazz, Funky Compilations) CD
(1990 Japanese pressing.)

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VariousJon Savage's 1977 to 1979 – Symbols Clashing Everywhere ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 25.99
A deep dip into the sound of the late 70s – served up by writer Jon Savage, an author who's first claim to fame was his work on UK punk – which makes him a perfect guide for the sounds of this generation! Yet the music here is way more than just punk, too – as Savage really gets ... (Rock, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousJukebox Mambo – Rumba & Afro Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949 to 1960 ... CD
Juke Box Jam (UK), 1950s. Used ... $14.99
An amazing document of a short-lived, but really incredible genre – the 50s mix of R&B and Latin-inspired rhythms – particularly the heavy piano of a mambo-styled groove! The sound seems an unlikely mix, but it's one that you've no doubt heard on a few famous Atlantic Records ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousJukebox Mambo 4 – Afro-Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1946 to 1962 ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy ... $13.99 16.99
A really wonderful entry in this excellent series – one that initially helped identify a really special strand in postwar music – then continue to provide rare and unique examples with new volumes like this! The music isn't really mambo or Latin at all – but the rhythms here are ... read more CD
Also available Jukebox Mambo 4 – Afro-Latin Accents In Rhythm & Blues 1946 to 1962 ... LP 29.99

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VariousKeep On Struttin – Imitations, Interpolations, & The Inspiration Of The Meters ... CD
Le Smoke Disque, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
A massive tribute to The Meters – one that features rare versions of some of their best funky classics! If you dig The Meters, you'll no doubt recognize most of the tunes – but you've probably never heard them in these versions before – as most of them are pulled from the ... read more CD

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VariousKenny Dope Presents Randy Muller's Best ... CD
Plaza, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99 17.98
Slamming funky club from the 70s – as Kenny Dope re-presents some of the best tracks ever by Randy Muller – the creative genius behind BT Express, Brass Construction, and Skyy! Back in the day, Randy had a way of laying the horns alongside the bassline that was totally unique – ... read more CD

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VariousKent's Cellar Of Soul Vol 3 – 26 Gems From The Halcyon Years Of 60s Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Hardly the kind of music you'd want to keep in the basement – as the set's overflowing with classic soul from the 60s – especially the kind of underground nuggets we love so much! If we had to pick a style, we might say that the collection's heavy on Northern Soul rompers from the ... (Soul, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousKenya Special – Selected East African Recordings From The 70s & 80s ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CDs ... $14.99
A much-needed look at the massive amount of music recorded in Kenya during the 70s and 80s – an incredibly fertile time for local culture in the nation – and a time when it seemed like there was a great new groove coming out nearly every day! The work here really rivals the best of the ... (Global Grooves, Funky Compilations) read more CD

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VariousKev Beadle Presents Private Collection 3 – More Independent Jazz Sounds From The 70s & 80s ... CD
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.98
The title says "jazz", but there's a lot more going on here – a range of groundbreaking sounds and styles from the 70s, with some sweet electric modes, occasional Latin rhythms, currents of soul, and even a bit of Brazilian too! The package really takes us back to the kind of rare ... read more CD

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VariousKinda Jazzy Kinda Funky – Vol 2 (SACD pressing) ... CD
High Note, 2005. Used ... $8.99
Includes tracks by Eric Alexander, David Fathead Newman, Steve Turre, Mike LeDonne, Melvin Sparks, and Papa John DeFrancesco. CD
(Hybrid SACD pressing. Mark through barcode, back cove has a tiny bit of marker.)

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VariousKing R&B Box Set (4CD set) ... CD
King, Late 40s/Early 50s. Used 4CD + Book ... $33.99
A great package – with 85 vintage singles from King Records, plus some interesting spoken bits by label boss Syd Nathan. 36 page booklet, too! CD
(Complete with box and book.)

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VariousLateNightTales – Belle & Sebastian ... CD
Azuli (UK), 2006. Used ... $6.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLatin Freestyle – New York/Miami 1983 to 1992 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy ... $12.99 16.99
A well-done look at a genre that kind of snuck in under the wire – music that carries some late traces of electro, touched with underground club styles, but also delivered in a way that's plenty darn catchy, with a great ear for a hook and a groovy sort of sing-song lyric! The music is heavy ... read more CD
Also available Latin Freestyle – New York/Miami 1983 to 1992 ... LP 29.99

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VariousLatin Jazz Fire ... CD
Indiphone (Italy), 1960s. Used ... $11.99
Includes tracks by Mongo Santamaria, Johnny Lytle, Cal Tjader, Cannonball Adderley, Montego Joe, Pete Terrace, Pucho & The Latin Soul Brothers, Yusef Lateef, and Billy Taylor. CD
 
 



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