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!


Jazzman (UK), Late 40s/1950s. New Copy 6 x 10 inch
Maybe the rootsiest set so far in this excellent series – and one that almost seems to go back and look a bit at the evolution of the genre! As you probably know from our notes on the previous collections, the term "jukebox mambo" is here used to refer to postwar R&B that's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
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 ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Great sounds from a series that's always got us Feeling Nice – thanks to its never-ending array of rare funk and soul tracks from the glory days of the scene! The work here goes way past the obvious – and given that Tramp's been giving us some of the best funky 45 reissues for over a ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion ... CD
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
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 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
A legendary label that you may know for its deep soul and blues-drenched work of the 60s – served up here with a special focus on the imprint's funkier tracks and groovers! The Goldband studios were down in Louisiana, not far from New Orleans – but the styles here aren't just the usual ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy
Classic cuts from the Roadshow label – one of the key companies who helped get the disco groove going in the 70s! Roadshow was a small indie that really managed to pick up on the fast funk modes that were suddenly exploding on east coast dancefloors – the kind of cuts that spurred on ... CD
Essential, 1980s. New Copy
An unusual collection of work that mostly seems to feature obscure soul tracks from the 80s – titles from the farther reaches of the underground, including some lesser-known numbers by acts who broke big in other years of their career! The material is from a variety of sources – some ... CD
K7 (Germany), Late 70s/1980s/1990s/2000s/2010s. New Copy
Kerri Chandler's given the world lots of his own great music over the past decade or two – but he's also a hell of a selector when it comes to the classics, and here he brings together a rich array of classic 70s and 80s grooves, and mixes them with a few more contemporary cuts as well! The ... CD
Galaxy/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
An absolute funky monster! This set lays out an incredible batch of funk era singles from the vaults of Galaxy Records – and it shakes and burns all the way through, with lost funk bombs Bobby Rush, Rodger Collins, Bill Coday, Bobby Eaton, the Debonairs and others! It's comprised of mostly ... CD
Essential, Early 80s. New Copy
There's nothing like the sound of Go Go music at its best – a long-spinning, hard-jamming approach to funk – one that borrows a few currents from hip hop, especially in the vocals – but which also stands as an exceptionally local extension of the funk ensemble sound of the 70s! ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
A set that really gets at the full spectrum of the boogaloo groove – not just the Spanish Harlem sounds of the Latin Soul generation – but also the deeper roots of the style from across the USA! "Boogaloo" is a term that most folks use to refer to that New York uptown fusion ... LP, Vinyl record album
Chronic Fonk (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Classic funk and soul – served up here in a mighty sweet set that offers up a lot of less familiar numbers! Many of the artists here are names you'll know, but they're represented by a great array of well-chosen cuts that dig even deeper in their catalogs – moving past the hits, and ... CD
Expansion (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A huge festival of 70s soul – not the big hits of the time, but a wealth of underground gemes that show us there's still plenty to discover in that magical decade! The artists here are all big, but the tunes are sometimes more obscure – lesser-known gems from familiar names – ... 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
Big Beat (UK), Late 60s. New Copy Gatefold
Groovy, moddish, magnificent and sunny girl pop from The Land Of The Rising Sun – pummeling drums, jumping arrangements and groovy vocals from the mid-to-late 60s Japanese scene! This is fantastic stuff, any kitch or novelty appeal you might be expecting is kind of muted by the exceptional ... LP, Vinyl record album
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 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
 
Updated November 18, 2017


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