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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!


Detour (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
There's few folks we'd trust to take us into the mod underground of the 60s more than Rob Bailey – and this series of his always delivers the goods, and reminds us that we've got a heck of a lot more to learn about music like this! Tracks come from rare singles and unreleased acetates – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jugoton/Everland (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fierce funk from behind the iron curtain in the 70s – a huge selection of tracks from the Yugoslavian record label Jugoton – most presented here to the western work for the first time ever! The music here isn't the usual American funk and soul of the decade – even though the ... LP, Vinyl record album
180g (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A fantastic document of the lost funk legacy of 70s Japan – music that's often different than the jazz and pop work of the decade that sees greater reissue, and which shows a very strong influence from the American scene! The rhythms here are wonderful – sometimes in the best funky ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Bank, 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A smoking set of funk and soul put together by Craig Charles – once an actor, now a long-running DJ on the BBC – where his ear for a tune has made him almost as important as John Peel and Gilles Peterson! Craig's got a wide-ranging appreciation for all things funky – which comes ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
Maybe the coolest entry so far in this excellent series – and proof that the Mr Bongo label has gone much farther in recent years than it ever did in the past! Years back, Bongo was known as a hotbed of Latin and Brazilian music – but the sounds here are also rare funk and soul, other ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Maybe the coolest entry so far in this excellent series – and proof that the Mr Bongo label has gone much farther in recent years than it ever did in the past! Years back, Bongo was known as a hotbed of Latin and Brazilian music – but the sounds here are also rare funk and soul, other ... CD
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
Roundtable (Australia), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A stunning discovery of Australian jazz in the 70s – and a long-overdue look at the deeper currents of that nation's overlooked scene! Aussie jazz is always pretty darn fantastic – inspired by the hippest American and European styles, but often something very much of its own – ... LP, Vinyl record album
180g (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
A fantastic dip into the world of Japanese funk during the 70s – a great place to start if you don't want to slap down big money for expensive imports – and a set that's also got a fair bit of obscure numbers in the lineup, even if you have some of the material from this time! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 19.98
Way more than just a random jazz compilation – and instead a set that comes with a hefty book about the Boston jazz underground in the 70s – almost 80 pages in length, complete with images of records, vintage photos, and lots of notes on this under-documented scene! And while Boston's ... CD
Rojac, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$8.99 18.98
Funky sounds from the Harlem scene – an incredibly rich collection of work from the Rojac and Tayster labels – a set so massive, it's like finding a box of rare funky 45s and deep soul singles in the back of some old record store! The package offers up way more work than we might have ... CD
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The deepest of the deep from the American scene at the start of the 70s – groups so hip they weren't quite soul, weren't quite rock – and instead kind of a funky hybrid of both! After opening our ears to countless underground sounds from around the globe, the Now Again label turn back ... CD
Sinecure/Now Again, 1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$7.99 17.98
An incredible companion to the book Enjoy The Experience – and like that volume, a set that's filled with gems from the obscure sides of the American recording industry – vanity and privately pressed records that are plenty darn groovy, and pretty darn funky in all the right spots! The ... CD
Bouzouki Joe, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
CD...$7.99 17.98
A full plate of funky freakout grooves from the Turkish scene – compiled one and all from 7-inch records made from the end of the 60s to the dawn of the 80s! It's a mix of psych folk, funk, more traditional buzzing strings and hypnotic melodies – pretty wonderful all the way! Turkey's ... CD
Jazzman/Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
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
Ubiquity/Luv N' Haight, 1970s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 15.98
Funky funky California – and a great set of rare grooves from the 70s! The folks at Luv N Haight records are up to their old tricks – digging through the crates for the kind of hard-to-find funky tracks that first gave birth to the fame of the Ubiquity label. The set traces a sound ... CD
Impulse, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 4LP
LP...$119.99 139.99
A stunning collection of work from the legendary Impulse Records catalog – a double-length set that focuses on the most spiritual side of the label! Red, green, and black are often used together as the colors of righteousness – but the orange and black of Impulse has stood strong as ... LP, Vinyl record album
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP & bonus 7 inch
Killer work from one of our favorite labels of all time – the mighty King Records, home to some of the best R&B material of the 50s, and some of the best cuts of the early soul years! Apart from the label's great fame and big hits, they also recorded countless other singles that barely ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3LP
One of the best compilations of New Orleans funk we've ever seen! Sure, the reissue market is always filled with stuff from the Crescent City – but so many New Orleans compilations are cheapo knock-offs, designed to cash in on the drunk Jazz & Heritage crowd, or they're simplistic sets ... LP, Vinyl record album
Black Saint/BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP Gatefold
A tremendous look at one of the coolest jazz labels of all time – and one that has an especially strong focus on the more spiritual side of its music! The paired Black Saint and Soul Note labels came along from the Italian scene right at a time when so many other American companies were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Brownswood (UK), 2021. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic moment of music from a single day in the studio – a real outpouring of creative activity from the contemporary London scene! MV4 stands for studio four at Maida Vale – a legendary London recording spot, host on this day to some of the hippest talents in the city, brought ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strut (UK), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP
A great look at one of our favorite record labels of all time – a company that was one of the first we ever worked together with, back when we started Dusty Groove – and whose music has been a huge inspiration to us for decades! Black Fire is a really special record label from the DC ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonar Kollektiv (Germany), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy
A very cool little set – one that takes off from the later years of the 70s samba soul generation in Brazil, and shows some of the funky changes that took place as the years went on! Junior Santos gave us the Brazilian Disco Boogie Sounds collection on Favorite Records – and this set ... LP, Vinyl record album
Boddie/Numero, 1960s/1970s. New Copy 3CD
One of the coolest sets the Numero Group has ever released – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given their already-mighty catalog! Although the label issued a previous dip into the enigmatic Boddie Recording company of Cleveland, this massive package brings together a whopping 57 tracks ... CD
Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A deep dig into the Detroit soul scene during the city's glory days – a time when there were a huge number of local labels standing in the shadows of Motown – many of whom released the overlooked gems that you'll find on this set! The package is like finding a special stack of rare 45s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Igloo Records was a teeny tiny label on the LA scene of the early 70s – but all of its releases turned out to be killers – most handled by the hip-looking Leon Gardner on the cover! The music is often heavy with the kind of deep funk you'd expect from rare singles at the time – ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A glorious batch of unearthed soul and funk from the early 70s central Ohio scene – the storming singles of Prix label – culled from ultra rare 45s plus previous unreleased gems! Prix was the imprint started to release work captured at Columbus's Harmonic Sounds studios commercially ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The deepest of the deep from the American scene at the start of the 70s – groups so hip they weren't quite soul, weren't quite rock – and instead kind of a funky hybrid of both! After opening our ears to countless underground sounds from around the globe, the Now Again label turn back ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
A fantastic collection, and one that goes deep deep into the farther reaches of the spiritual scene in the 70s – tracks that are way more obscure than music on labels like Strata East or Impulse, and which really show an evolution of music ideas at the time! The core style is jazz, but there ... LP, Vinyl record album
Svart (Finland), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy
Finland's been giving us some great funk and soul sounds in recent years, but that legacy stretches back much longer than we might have guessed – to a point that includes all these groovy disco and electronic dance tracks from the 80s! The set's a follow-up to the Satan In Love compilation, ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
An incredible trip through the 70s Japanese jazz scene – a second volume of J Jazz that's even bigger and better than the first – with unknown gems from private presses, indie labels, and rarities from the Japanese branches of the major labels, too! Compilers Tony Higgins & Mike ... CD
Strut (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Sweet soul from the Hawaii scene of the 70s – a surprisingly strong source of well-crafted, warmly-produced grooves – all with a special sort of sparkle that reminds us a lot of the best Bay Area or LA sounds of the time! There's a sunny vibe to the music that really belies its roots ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1970s. New Copy
A heavenly set of funky tracks from the indie scene of the 70s – titles that were all recorded as singles for the gospel market, but which have a fair bit of funk in the rhythms! These tunes all have massive appeal well beyond their spiritual message – heavy drums, amazing basslines, ... CD
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
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
PTG (Netherlands), Mid 80s. New Copy
A great entry in this long-running collection – a series that's really evolved over the years, as you'll hear on this CD! Masterpiece was never about straight disco at the start – it always focused on more obscure post-disco tracks from the early 80s – and by the time of this ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s/2016. New Copy
The archive here appears to be Volcov's own record collection – but that's A-OK with us, because he's got some wonderfully groovy, wonderfully soulful, wonderfully under-discovered records he wants to share with us! The set's got a wicked blend of obscure tracks from decades back, and some ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy
Not really the house of ages – given that most of these cuts are so rare, they're only making their first appearance here – but a great little collection that reminds us that there's still so much to discover in the funky underground of the last few years of the 20th Century! Jeremy ... CD
BBE (UK), 2020. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
Jamie 3:26 bills himself as "the next level of house" – and that definitely feels like the case here, as the Chicago DJ serves up very long edits and mixes of a host of great tracks – one club cut from the mid 70s, Chicago house classics from the late 80s, and a few ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Turns out, folks were going to the moon long before Neil Armstrong took his giant step for mankind – spinning out into space with rare singles like these – all great moon-themed numbers that rocket into space with solid fuel of their own! The set's got this fantastic mix of styles ... CD
BBE (UK), 2018. New Copy 2CDs
CD...$9.99 19.99
Killer contemporary club from the Lumberjacks In Hell label – a European imprint, but one that owes plenty to the raw sound of the early years of American house! There's a very underground vibe going on here, and most cuts are stark, spare, and straight to the point – the best kind of ... CD
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy
CD...$9.99 19.99
Mad Mats is not only digging beyond the crates here, he's also digging beyond any conventional expectations you might have – as the set's got a unique vibe that may well make it one of the most compelling BBE compilations in years! The music is from the late 60s through the present – ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$9.99 15.99
Plenty of disco love here – a really heartfelt selection of rare club tunes – great little numbers that are as funky and soulful as they are obscure! These aren't the disco hits of the late 70s, but they're also not clunkers that are just rare either – and instead, they're great ... CD
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A really wonderful title for this excellent little collection – as the package is overflowing with tremendous work from artists who've really held onto their soulful strengths over the years! Some of the artists are older ones, others are part of the Neo Soul underground of the past decade ... CD
Elevate (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
One of the first collections on the now-legendary Expansion label – a wicked batch of modern soul and mellow grooves – initially compiled back in the early 90s, at a time when few other folks were looking at this music! The track list is wonderful – a hip batch of cuts that's ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
The great David Nathan is definitely dedicated to soul – a longtime soul fan, soul supporter, and soul record label head – thanks to all the work he's done at Soulmusic.com! This set really shows David's special ear for a great tune – the kind of classic soul cuts that always get ... CD
Numero/J&D, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Hard soul galore – a killer batch of upbeat vintage soul tunes – all pulled together from the wide range of many projects the Numero Group has handled over the years! This is the label's way of answering back to some of those overseas collections of American soul from the 60s – ... CD
How Do You Are, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
An incredibly cool collection – one that offers up all sorts of weird and wonderful soul music covers of mainstream mellow 70s hits – new versions of the famous tunes that pull them strongly over to the world of R&B, often with results that are better than the original versions! ... CD
Light In The Attic, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A fantastic entry in this really groovy series – and one that's filled with even more surprises than the first two volumes! It's been quite awhile since Light In The Attic gave us those sets – and the time's been well-used to dig up a much later batch of tracks from the world of ... CD
 
Updated September 22, 2021


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