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Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


P-Vine (Japan), Late 70s. New Copy
There's nothing bitter about these grooves at all – as the sound is warmly wonderful – and so sweet, you can't help but be drawn into the music! The title might be slightly confusing – as most of these tracks don't predate the AOR generation, but instead sit nicely alongside it ... CD
Evasion/Rocafort (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Funky sounds from a very cool European label of the early 70s – a tiny imprint located in Switzerland, and one that seemed to have a golden touch right from the start! The label was rooted in rock, but always had a much funkier current overall – one that mixed heavy drums, rumbling ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
There's two stylish British hipsters on the cover, but the album's filled with classic American jazz tracks – each hand-picked by Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller, and served up with plenty of soul! The work here begins in hardbop territory, and moves through 60s soul jazz and more righteous ... LP, Vinyl record album
Because (France), Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
The second volume in this great series of classic 70s soul tracks – most of them with a deep underground sound, and nice little riffs and beats that have been sampled by hip hoppers over the years. Tracks are from a range of sources – and although some of the artists cut big singles in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... CD
We Out Here
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones ... CD
Born Bad (France), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
Great grooves from the French scene of the 80s – a time when Parisian musicians were picking up a lot of the electro soul elements from the New York scene, but also mixing them with other currents of European and African dancefloor modes! This set's a bit later than the first volume in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Majestic male soul from Brunswick Records – the label who recorded some of the best material ever from singers like Gene Chandler and Jackie Wilson, and who also gave lots of other singers a great shot too! This set moves way past obvious Brunswick hits, and includes loads of lesser-known ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
A record club that's way way cooler than the Columbia House version of the 70s – as the Mr Bongo take on the format features only rare funk tracks from around the world! Most of these tunes here are from vintage Brazilian and African sources – but the tunes still have plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
A great introduction to the legendary CTI Records label from the 70s – a groundbreaking imprint for both jazz and soul, and a company who helped a whole generation of musicians find a new way forward! The set's got a really great balance – with both some of the funky jazz and soulful ... CD
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic grooves from the UK scene – most of them created during the better-known punk and post-punk years of the country – which might be why so many of them have remained so obscure over the decades! Yet taken together, these cuts represent a fantastic legacy in soul – upbeat ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
An unexpected legacy of funky sounds from the 70s – one that most of us never got to experience, given that most of these records were trapped behind the Iron Curtain for decades! Yet somehow, that curtain seemed to allow for plenty of influence from the west – as most of these obscure ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole ... LP, Vinyl record album
Westbound Disco
Westbound (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP
Fantastic funky club from one of the hippest soul labels of the 70s – Detroit powerhouse Westbound Records – home to Funkadelic, The Counts, and some other very hip artists! Westbound disco isn't the same as the grooves you'd hear from Philly and New York – because the label ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4CD
John Morales has a wonderful talent for taking a funky track and making it sound even funkier – which he does beautifully here in this killer collection of old school tunes! Many of the numbers are vintage clubby soul from the late 70s and early 80s – and Morales has this great way of ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The title's no lie – as the set's filled with super rare boogie and disco – yet the music here isn't just obscure, it's also totally great – really wonderful sounds from the farther reaches of the American club underground! The grooves here are fantastic – and many numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The dancefloor just got a whole lot funkier – thanks to an incredible selection of rare disco and club tracks from the best years of the genre! The set list here is really amazing – the kind of tunes that rarely turn up this easily, and never in such a cohesive package – and our ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
An incredible compilation of dancefloor soul & disco from the early 80s – rare, extended and previously unreleased mixes by NYC legend John Morales – featuring essential material from Logg, Universal Robot Band, Tony Adderly, Class Action, Inner Life and more! Morales was a part of ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
A fantastic funky follow-up to the first Mr Thing compilation from BBE – and a set that's equally filled with rare and soulful grooves! If we didn't know better, we'd swear he went into our crates and pilfered our own record collections – because the package contains plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 3LP
One of the hippest compilations we've heard in years – a treasure trove of rare grooves from legendary crate diggers Kon and Amir! The pair have been known for years from the massive beats in their On Track mixes, and from subsequent reissue singles – but this set has them moving ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A killer set of rare club and underground disco – filled with lots of tracks we haven't seen on other collections! Andy Smith has given us many amazing compilations over the years – sets that have a special mix magic, made up of rocksteady, reggae, vintage funk, and even some ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A mighty tribute to the days before iPods and headphones – when the only option for portable music was the boombox – a sonic powerhouse that ruled the streets and the subways, and seemed to create an instant party whenever it arrived! The tracks here are underground gems from back in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A totally great look at the explosion of electronic sounds in German music during the 70s – a set that goes way past more familiar Krautrock territory, to bring together elements from the artier side of the spectrum too, and even run up to some of the first great moments of the German new ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The set's billed as "the perfect soundtrack to chill on the beach", but it's way more than that – and besides, when we always used to go to the beach, all the radios were always blaring classic rock or mainstream pop – and this collection is way way deeper than that! Guts ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The fourth fantastic volume in this wonderful series – and maybe the best so far, as the Beach Diggin groove has extended past its familiar boundaries – to pick up rare soulful sounds from points all over the globe! The approach is wonderful – with a focus on slinky cuts that ... LP, Vinyl record album
Heavenly Sweetness (Netherlands), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A deep selection of grooves that are warm and breezy, but also nicely tripped out at times – way more than a simple compilation of sunny sounds – and instead a globe-spanning set of diverse gems! Volume 3 includes sun toasted sounds from tropical climates, plus similar-minded numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album
We Want Sounds (France), Early 70s. New Copy
That's reedman Hadley Caliman on the front cover – looking mighty righteous, and really setting the vibe for the music on the collection – a far-reaching, deeply-soulful batch of tracks from the Mainstream Records label in the early 70s! Mainstream's maybe not as well-remembered as a ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
It's pretty darn easy to dig disco here – especially when the 2CD collection not only features a wonderful choice of selections, but also when those cuts are mixed together by DJ Nori and Muro The Beats! Each Japanese DJ gets a disc to themselves – and the shift in styles between them ... CD
Fania/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
One of the hippest sets we've ever seen on Spanish Harlem – a collection that goes way past the Latin Soul hits, to dig deep in the uptown underground at the end of the 60s! The package is compiled with gems from the Fania catalog, but rally moves past the obvious – going for some of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Heavy heavy funk from the Louisiana scene of the late 60s and 1970s – and a great collection that really gets past the dominance of the New Orleans sound! The set moves way past the Crescent City to uncover a wealth of great bits recorded in smaller studios located in Shreveport, Lake ... LP, Vinyl record album
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Rare funk from deep in the crates – and deep in the vaults, too – given that some of the tracks are issued here for the first time ever! The collection's a stunner from the folks at Ace Records – a label who've already been digging through the catalogs of rare soul labels for ... LP, Vinyl record album
King Funk
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The dancefloor just got a whole lot funkier – thanks to an incredible selection of rare disco and club tracks from the best years of the genre! The set list here is really amazing – the kind of tunes that rarely turn up this easily, and never in such a cohesive package – and our ... LP, Vinyl record album
Bethlehem/Solid (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A very groovy look at the legendary Bethlehem Records – put together by Japanese DJ Tatsuo Sunaga! Sunaga T has done plenty of great work of his own – lots of it informed by the older jazz modes of labels like Bethlehem, which makes him a great choice to dig through the 50s and 60s ... CD
Mondo Groove (Italy), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
I-Robots take a mighty cool look at the Phantom Records label – a small imprint from that great moment when the Italian club scene was getting pretty electric and cosmic – almost as a dancefloor extension of sound library modes from a few years before! The cuts here all have plenty of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A stellar collection of work from the legendary Brunswick Records – put together with the special vibe of the Free Soul series! The tunes here are upbeat and soaring – not club or disco, but earlier soul numbers that sparkle with this sort of positive energy – a vibe that's very ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A host of great soul cuts from Brunswick Records – all pulled together by Sunaga T! Sunaga has one of the grooviest, most joyous styles of all the Japanese DJs we can think of – and he really brings that approach into play here with some wonderful numbers from Brunswick – most of ... CD
BGP (UK), New Copy 2 LPs
A damn classic entry in the Super Breaks series from BGP – one that's filled with crucial sample cuts from the old school – some really wonderful funky nuggets, brought together here as a great reminder of the tracks that first got us digging back in the day! There's less of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A completely sublime collection of spiritual jazz numbers from the 70s – put together by the legendary Kev Beadle, one of the first cats to spin the music with Gilles Peterson on the UK scene! The package is a great mix of essentials from years back, plus some under-discovered nuggets from ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 21, 2018


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