Funky Compilations — Recently Added

Great compilations from labels like Soul Jazz, Ace, Numero, BBE, Vampi Soul, BGP, Luv N Haight, Harmless, Tramp, Jazzman, and others!


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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
AOR sounds from around the globe – proof that sweet, smooth 70s grooves didn't just come from studios in California and New York! The records here are all relatively obscure – mostly non-American acts, but working with a wonderfully groovy, wonderfully laidback style – nicely ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Mr Bongo really goes back to its roots here – and returns to the kind of rare global gems that first made us fall in love with the label in the first place! Over 20 years ago, Mr Bongo were one of the key global forces in opening up people's ears to the sounds of funk and soul from around ... CD
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Ashley Beedle takes on a host of classic tracks – mostly soul, funk, and club tracks from the 70s – but also a few more bits from surprising other sources as well! Beedle's got a wonderful ear for a tune – no surprise, since he's been DJ'ing on the London scene for decades, and ... CD
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Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The Britxotica sound is back in wonderful form – that fantastic postwar meeting of musical modes that happened every bit as much on the London scene as it did in the US! In fact, given the Caribbean and colonial ties of British culture, we might almost make the argument that some of these ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Not the kind of church music you're likely to hear on Sunday – unless you've got a time machine to go back to a wonderful time when hippie rockers were really trying to bring a new sort of spirit to religion! The music here is all from a key early 70s shift in the German scene – a post- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
Female funk galore – and one of the greatest all-girl compilations we've ever heard! The set's a brilliant follow-up to the first Funk Soul Sisters set on BGP – but we've gotta say that we like it even better than the first, and really appreciate the wide range of unusual tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Funky genius from the legendary Stax studios! During the 60s, Stax was well known for their work in the soul music field – turning out hit singles by the likes of Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and others – but after 1968, when the label finished their deal with Atlantic, they really ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sweet sounds from around the globe – served up by a range of artists who've drawn key inspiration from the LA sound of the 70s, and manage to take the music into some great territory of their own! The sort of smooth production and tight inspiration of the Steely Dan generation had a huge ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Tremendous work from the Brazilian scene of the 70s – one of the few global sites to really capture the same sort of energy of American funk and soul, yet still be able to give it a great local twist of its own! From the bossa years onwards, Brazil was always full of super-tight musicians ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A killer collection of funky soul from the Caribbean – not tracks that have a typical island sort of sound, with roots in calypso, soca, or reggae – and instead just he kind of key cuts that match the best underground work on the New York scene! Keep in mind that lots of American disco ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Brazilian grooves that sound a lot more American than you might expect – a great run of funky club cuts that are dripping with plenty of soul and jazzy instrumentation! These tracks may hail from Brazil, but they have a vibe that really shows the growing Brazilian love of American soul at ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Even better than volume one – and a stellar collection of rare funky grooves! The compilation features a brilliant batch of tracks from the 70s – mostly underground soul, jazz, and funk tunes that have yet to appear on reissues, chosen by UK DJ Dean Rudland, with a feel that's as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sounds Of Memphis/Ace (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
The later years of the Sound Of Memphis studio – cuts from a time when the legendary deep soul powerhouse was trying on some of the newer modes from the end of the 70s! The work here is a real lost slice of Memphis soul – music from a time when the heyday of Stax and Hi Records had ... CD
 
Updated December 07, 2016


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