Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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BBE (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Gritty grooves all the way through – all pulled from rare 45s from the early days of rock and R&B – often heavy on guitars, with a fair bit of instrumentals overall! The mix of modes is exactly what's promised in the title – sounds that start in rockabilly and end in surf, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Diggin Breaks, 1970s. Very Good-
15 volumes strong, and the Diggin' crew never lets up! This great set features a dozen hip tracks, sampled by Mobb Deep, Jay Z, Fat Joe, Eric B & Rakim, OC, and others! Titles include "The Edge" by David McCallum, "Hurry Up This Way Again" by The Stylistics, "Summer ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Strictly Breaks, 1970s. Very Good-
Another in the now-famous series of Strictly Breaks compilations – volume two in the Jigga Collection –28 tracks sampled for Jay Z tracks over the past few years – a virtual blueprint of modern hip hop, and a wealth of hard to find funky cuts! As with volume one, and for pretty ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Metro (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs
No description available. CD
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Metro (UK), 1970s. Used
No description available. CD
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Trikont (Germany), 1950s/1960s/1970s. Used
A look at the blueprints of rap from the 50s, 60s & 70s – from jivey R&B from the proto rock era to the soul & funk storytellers of the 60s & 70s, to spoken word stylists, hazy boogie woogie and beyond! Germany's Trikont label has been making pretty strong compilations that ... CD
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Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs
If there's one thing we've learned over the years, it's that soul music can come from anywhere – as you'll hear in this amazing collection of grooves from the Spanish scene of the late 60s and early 70s! The artists here take plenty of inspiration from American artists of the 60s – not ... CD
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Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 60s. New Copy 2LP
Rare soul from the legendary King Records – hand-picked by Mr Fine Wine, with a special ear for sharp-edged R&B grooves! Most of the work here is from the same early soul stretch as James Brown's initial work for King – and recorded with an equally raw sound overall – heavy ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sdban (Belgium), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
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 ... CD
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Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
This is the kind of funk they've been hiding from you all these years – the real deal, the heavy stuff, the type of work that's made driving around the country looking for rare 45s so worthwhile! This material's the kind that makes a trip like that happen – super-rare funk from Texas, ... CD
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Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 22 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on ... CD
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Fania, 1970s. Used
A very different side of the sound of Fania Records – tracks that draw heavily from the club and disco rhythms of the New York scene of the 70s, but serve up the music with a sweet little Latin twist! The set really illustrates the evolution of Latin Soul from the 60s – showing a ... CD
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Sonorama (Germany), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
The colors here are plenty darn funky – a rich array of amazing sounds from the archives of Golden Ring and Happy Records – two rare German sound library labels! The records may be rare, but they've got an instant appeal – especially if you're a fan of funky soundtrack work from ... CD
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Jazzman/Now Again, 1970s. Used
Jazzman blow the roof off the Carolina scene here – digging through a wealth of rare 70s funk to explode the myth that the states are only home to beach music and shag tunes! The grooves here are every bit as gritty as previous Jazzman outings to Texas, Florida, and the Midwest – and ... CD
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GDM (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
We don't know if this music actually "started" the Italian Lounge scene – because Italy's always been pretty darn loungey to us – but we can say that the package is a great batch of groovy soundtrack tunes, as sparkling musically as the cover is visually! The set pulls ... CD
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Harmless (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used
A pretty cool little set – featuring funky versions of familiar songs! The album follows nicely in the tradition of some of the hipper jazz funk sets of the past few years – especially the always-great Blue Juice series – and it digs through gems of the late 60s and early 70s to ... CD
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Metro (UK), 1970s. Used
15 tracks in all: "We Got The Funk" by Positive Force, "You've Got Me Dangling On A String" by Chairmen Of The Board, "I Don't Want To Be A Freak (But I Can't Help Myself)" and "Does That Ring A Bell" by Dynasty, "Goin' To See My Baby" by the ... CD
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Light In The Attic, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
Some of the most righteous recordings ever issued – a rich batch of soul, funk, rock, and spoken word tracks from the boldest era of African American empowerment! The set does a great job of mixing together classic cuts and overlooked nuggets – all of which bring forth the message of ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD
The Pulp Fusion series makes a funky move towards the dancefloor – shifting from its earlier blend of older funk and jazz tunes into a more club-styled set that features some wonderful boogie groovers! The overall sound is still quite funky, but compiler DJ Pogo has opened the mix to ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Very Good- 2LP
More funky breaks than Evel Knevel after the Snake River Canyon jump! The groove hounds at BGP records were set loose on the Ace catalog – which includes holdings from Atlantic, Stax, Volt, Westbound, and other funky classic labels – and they managed to come up with a killer batch of ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated July 28, 2015


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