Funky Compilations — Recently Added

Well-chosen compilations, filled with great sounds -- often focused around an overlooked scene or style!


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Metro Select (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2 CDs
A mod world in many flavors – not just the British rock groups that grew out of the London scene of the 60s, but all the earlier records that influenced their groove! In truth, the approach here is more soul and R&B than anything else – filled with the kind of tight, gritty cuts ... CD
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Jewel/Airline, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk from the vaults of Jewel and Paula Records – that Louisiana family of labels that cut some mighty mean music in the 60s and 70s! Jewel and Paula were more than able to come up with the goods again and again over the years – with roots in the south, and artists in styles that ... CD
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Easy Street/Harmless (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3 CDs
A really great label, finally given it's well-deserved due – as Easy Street was easily one of the best things going on the New York scene of the late 80s and early 90s! The company's always been way more than just another indie imprint – much stronger than the sorts of labels who spin ... CD
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Bump & Hustle (UK), 2000. Used
No description available. CD
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Deep Beats (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
Classic slow jam tracks from the Solar label – the folks who practically invented the term at the end of the 70s! There's lots of nice ones on here that rarely ever show up on vinyl – or at least never in good enough shape for us to sell them. Tracks include "Over and Over" ... CD
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Rhino, 1984. Used
No description available. CD
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Hip-O, Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. Used
No description available. CD
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic explosion of funk, soul, and club – put together at a level that may well even top the first Supafunkanova collection! As before, the cuts here are all super-rare and obscure – but all kick heavy ass when it comes to tight rhythms and catchy clubby grooves – never ... CD
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
An incredible double dose of boogie funk and clubby grooves – selected by Joey Negro and Sean P, and filled with heavy basslines, funky drums, squelching synths, and floor-shaking rare groovers from the late 70s and early 80s! Joey Negro and Sean P are master compilers of rare funk & ... CD
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Universal (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
Don't think "jazz funk", think more "funky soul", or "soulful jazz" – as the collection here is filled with classic 70s gems that really blur the boundary between styles! Almost all these cuts have a strong jazz base at the core, but also bring in lots of funk ... CD
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Brunswick/Octave (Japan), New Copy
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with ... CD
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Light In The Attic, New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A sweet little set that definitely aims to stake out its own little territory – with a groove that lives up surprisingly well to the title! The music here is way funkier than you might expect – and comes from a time when many popular singers were working in studios staffed by cats who ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great criss-crossing of modes at the end of the 60s – music that has roots in country, but which comes off with plenty of funk and soul as well – in styles that were burning strong from LA on eastward, all the way across the south at the time! Some of the grooves here might fall into ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Nascente (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A really cool collection that's got way more to offer than you might guess from the Italo in the title – as the set's filled with obscure funk, jazz, and sound library gems from the 70s! Usually, we associate Italo with Italo Disco – that 80s version of club music that broke big around ... CD
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Motown (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
DJ Spinna takes on the sound of Motown, with wonderful results – and a groove that's quite different than any other project we've heard from him! If you only know Spinna as a talent in a contemporary mode, you'll really be surprised at his love and understanding of classic Motown – as ... CD
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Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy
A cool collection of classic work from the Bethlehem Records label – and one that's got a very different vibe than usual! The set's part of the excellent Cafe Apres Midi series from Japan – and like other volumes in the series, there's a special focus on groovier, more upbeat numbers ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
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 – ... CD
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
Deeply spiritual jazz from the American underground of the 20th century – music that sits in a perfect space between straight jazz and more avant garde material – always reaching out in this really soaring, searching sort of way – but never too outside or free! Rhythms are at the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Way more than just another collection of 70s disco – as the folks at Soul Jazz have really gone all-out for this one, and turned up a range of tremendous cuts from the underground! None of these tracks were disco hits at the time, and instead they're the sort of numbers that only bubbled far ... CD
 
Updated March 31, 2015


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