Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk galore – and easily one of the best titles in the massive Super Funk series! This one seems to go deeper than all the previous volumes – really digging down for some obscure tracks that push past the obvious funky 45 standards, to include some lost gems from rare sources in ... CD
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Show Up (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
German funk galore – a huge batch of 70s gems we'd never find in years of digging on this side of the Atlantic! The grooves here are all pretty darn great – kind of a harder and heavier take on the In Kraut vibe – with vocals on some tracks, but a decided emphasis on kickass ... CD
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Plastic (Italy), Early 70s. Used
An excellent compilation of funky 70s cop show themes put together with a very cool cover and a great selection of groovy tunes! There's lots of wah wah guitar, driving rhythms, funky flute, and cool keyboards – and the overall sound is tops if you dig crime/cop material from the 70s! A few ... CD
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Mod Jazz
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of our favorite compilations of all time – a smoking batch of soulful jazz from the 60s, with a slight bit of funk and blues thrown in as well! The set's exactly what's promised in the title – jazz cuts, but with an ultra-cool mod vibe – the kind of soulful sounds that played ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
20 killer funky sample tracks – all pulled from the legendary holdings of ACE/BGP! Some of the tracks on here have appeared on other compilations, but the set's put together extremely well, and has more than enough funk for a whole crate of records! Nearly every cut's been sampled at least ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The best look at Chicago's legendary Twinight label that we've ever seen – a massive 2CD set that goes way past the obvious hits, and really digs into the heart and soul of this unique little record company! Twinight is best known as the home of Syl Johnson during his legendary run of funky ... CD
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Blue Note (UK), 1991. Near Mint- 2LP
First great volume in this series that focuses on the brilliant organ players in the Blue Note catalog, with a mix of grooves that ranges from hard funky playing to more complicated Coltrane-esque lines. Tracks include "Plaza De Toros" by Larry Young, "Brown Sugar" by Freddie ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
Patrick Adams picks the best of P&P Records – and the man definitely knows what he's doing – given that he was one of the "P's" in the label's name! The tunes here are heavy on those cool spaced-out grooves that Adams did so well – that wonderfully hip, and very ... CD
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Funky Jams 6
Hubbub (UK), 1996. Used
It's the 6th volume – and the funky jams keep on coming! This set's got 12 tracks in all – with the usual heavy funk sound that's made this series one of the best from the old days of funky compilations! Lots of tracks here that aren't on other sets – including "151 Rome ... CD
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Harmless (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
A dozen funky tracks from one of the most important turning points in African American music! The selection is great – and brings together a number of strong cuts, some familiar, some obscure, which deal with the changing politics in black America at the end of the 60s. There's more a few ... CD
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Wrasse (UK), 2005. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Sessions (UK), 2004. Used 2CD
No description available. CD
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Touch Sensitive, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
The Cherrystones name is one that we've long been able to trust for funky rock from a variety of generations – early twang of the 50s, garage of the 60s, and psych of the 70s – and this time around, the magical Cherrystones ears are turned towards the post-punk underground of the late ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P&P/Harmless (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD
A very very hip batch of tracks from the mighty P&P Records label – one of the coolest, wildest, funkiest imprints on the New York scene at the end of the 70s! P&P wasn't just disco, wasn't just club – but instead this amazing hybrid of so many different styles – at a ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1980s. New Copy 3 CDs
An excellent overview of the legendary Sleeping Bag label – one of our favorite soul indies from the 80s – and a company we could always trust for groundbreaking hip hop and super-fresh soul! More than most labels at the stime, Sleeping Bag really had their ears to the ground on the ... CD
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Outta Sight (UK), 2015. New Copy
Contemporary cuts mixed with rare soul nuggets – all in a blend that goes way beyond the usual soul compilation! The Real Side team have issued a number of underground tracks on their own during the past decade – but they've also got ears that are really tuned towards a unique slice of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Z Records (UK), 2015. New Copy 2CD
The 90s was a huge decade for dance music, but it was also a time in which some of the best work often got overlooked next to the hits – especially the kind of cool underground tracks compiled here! Back in the day, Joey Negro was making lots of great music like this – so he's a ... CD
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How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Blue-eyed soul, yacht rock, and sweet AOR grooves – all coming together in a surprisingly soulful set! Most of the artists here were found in the rock racks, and not the soul shelves back in the day – but they all drew plenty from the best advances in 70s grooves – particularly ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A great look at a very important side of spiritual jazz in the 60s and 70s – the evolution of jazz vocals, to a point when singers like Abbey Lincoln, Andy Bey, or Leon Thomas brought a whole new sound and soul to the spectrum of jazz! This wonderful package covers lots of key moments from ... CD
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Secret Stash, 1960s/1970s. Used
Rare soul from Minneapolis – a surprisingly great source for grooves in the years before Prince and Morris Day! Turns out, the Twin Cities were already funky, way before the Purple One came into being – as you'll hear in this wealth of rare singles from the late 60s on up through the ... CD
 
Updated August 31, 2015


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