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Dusty Groove Gear, 2018. New Item
A sweet small tote for bringing your records around town – a light bag that can carry up to 20 albums, but also fold up nice and small! The bag is cotton, and stronger than you might expect – but it's also light enough to stuff in a pocket, or keep within a backpack – ready at ... Bag

Rabbits & Carrots

Soul Latino
Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the ... CD
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item
A plain and simple shirt – one that's bound to get plenty of years of use – served up here at a plain and simple price, as well! The front features a big version of the Dusty Groove logo – the classic half-turntable that's topped our website for years – in brilliant gold-ton ... Clothing

Segun Bucknor

Who Say I Tire
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
CD...$5.99 24.99
Heavy Nigerian funk from the great Segun Bucknor – an artist who was working during the same Afro Funk revolution as Fela Kuti & Africa 70, but one who never fully got the exposure he deserved on a global level! By the time of these cuts, Segun had already been working hard in a variety ... CD

El Gran Fellove

Mango Mangue
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
One of the first international collections to showcase the genius of Francisco Fellove Valdes – a singer and percussionist who first rose up on the scene in Havana in the 50s, but who made an undeniably strong contribution to the Mexican scene of the late 50s and early 60s – with the ... CD
King/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
A mighty dip into the legendary vaults of King Records – and one that manages to come up with a motherlode of funky grooves, even though none of them feature James Brown! The package is an essential look at the hinterland of King – artists who mostly just cut singles for the label in ... CD
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a ... Clothing
Dusty Groove Gear, 2019. New Item
The music at Dusty Groove goes way way way back, and here's a shirt that does the same – a lovely image that evokes the feel of a vintage phone book ad – simple, elegant, and very much to the point! The lines are lean, but the image is bold and striking – never overdone, with a ... Clothing
De-Lite/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
A disco dazzler from the glory days of the De-Lite Records scene – served up here by a group who really hit all the best sort of groove's you'd expect from that legendary imprint! The album's a disco record, sure – but it's also got the deeper roots that come from the De-Lite ... CD
Dusty Groove Gear, New Item
A plain and simple shirt – one that's bound to get plenty of years of use – served up here at a plain and simple price, as well! The front features a big version of the Dusty Groove logo – the classic half-turntable that's topped our website for years – in brilliant gold-ton ... Clothing
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$5.99 24.99
A stunning selection of highlife material from the Nigerian scene – a huge double-length collection that really offers up a vivid example of the music that was in place before the big wave of 70s Afro Funk and other new styles! The work here is different than some of the more commercial ... CD

Bola Johnson

Man No Die
Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs
CD...$5.99 24.99
A stunning collection of work from Bola Johnson – a key figure on the scene in Lagos in the years before Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! Johnson's style here really shows Nigerian music at the crossroads – upbeat elements of early highlife informing the rhythms with plenty of lean guitar ... CD

Uniao Black

Banda Uniao Black
Vampi Soul (Spain), 2006. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
The long-awaited return of Uniao Black – one of the greatest Brazilian funk bands of the 70s, sounding better than ever here with some great raw production! The record's easily some of the best work the group's ever done – and although current, the whole thing's got a searing sound ... CD

Nilo Espinosa/Bossa 70/Los Hiltons

Shaken, Not Stirred
Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
Some of the finest Peruvian grooves of the 60s and 70s – served up by three different groups headed by reedman Nilo Espinosa, plus a few other combos as well! Nilo's got a way with a groove that's totally unique – a bit soul jazz a times, influenced by bossa at others, and sometimes ... CD
Champion/Mochilla, 2006. New Copy DVD & CD
A beautiful document of a magical musical moment – one of the few live performances ever of the work of David Axelrod – a concert that's presented here in a special CD & DVD package! Axelrod's 60s albums are the stuff of legend – orchestral efforts with a funky undercurrent, ... DVD
Houghton Mifflin, 2016. New Copy
We're ultra-proud to be Chicagoans – and one of the many things that makes is proud is The Chicago Defender – our city's famous African-American newspaper, easily one of the best and most important in a long legacy of progressive 20th Century publications! This very hefty book tells ... Book
Big Chance, 1972. New Copy
CD...$7.99 16.98
A great funky set from Willis Jackson – recorded in conjunction with the same sessions that yielded the classic Harlem Underground album! The record features Willis working with Paul Winley – blowing soulful riffs over backing by a group that includes organ, guitar, and added horns, on ... CD
Le Smoke Disque, 1970s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
A heavily funky and far reaching collection of tunes written by the Godfather – eclectic 60s & 70s material from all over the globe – each with a unique approach, but perfectly connected in their displays of JB's boundless funky spirit! The set includes a few tracks familiar to ... CD
B-Boy/Traffic, 1987. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
The instrumental/dub versions of all the tracks from the Criminal Minded LP – one of the most important albums in the history of hip hop – the first full LP from KRS One, and a landmark batch of tracks recorded with the late Scott La Rock! The track list alone is a full chapter in the ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 2014. New Copy
Images of the Caribbean in many styles – from the striking color image on the front, to vintage black and white shots throughout the book – all at a level that really illuminates the criss-crossing cultures of the island scene! The book's got a wonderfully sharp sensibility – as ... Book
Liveright, 2015. New Copy
A hefty book on the great Otis Redding – one of the best soul singers of all time, even though he left this planet all too soon! Redding's career on record was less than a decade long, but marked by a huge amount of work – not just time in the studio, with the legendary Stax Records ... Book
King/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$9.99 18.99
A deep deep dig into the vaults of King/Federal Records – initial home to James Brown and a host of other R&B acts in the 50s – lots of whom are featured here! The collection includes many tracks never reissued before – all hand-picked by vintage 45 expert Mr Fine Wine, and ... CD

Carlos Garnett

Cosmos Nucleus
Muse/Soul Brother (UK), 1976. New Copy
CD...$9.99 16.99
Carlos Garnett really finds his own sound here – and steps into a wonderful blend of funky riffs, spiritual styles, and more – all in one of the most ambitious albums he cut during the 70s! There's a really expansive blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation going on here – ... CD

Roy Ayers

Let's Do It
Polydor/Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy
CD...$9.99 16.99
Pure magic from the height of Roy Ayers' classic 70s run on Polydor – a record that's filled with warm, jazzy grooves – all served up in that unique style that Roy was forging at the time! The album perfectly balances dancefloor tracks with mellower numbers – stepping out one ... CD
All Platinum/Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
Funk, soul, and plenty more too – a massive batch of work from the legendary All Platinum label – the pre-hip hop chapter of the Sugar Hill Records scene! The work here nicely runs the gamut – as the set features lots of the great funk you'd find on All Platinum 45s, mixed with ... CD
Now Again, 1970s/1990s. New Copy
Covers and music inspired by the towering figure in Afrofunk – the great Fela Kuti – rare 70s material a few modern cuts recorded in Nigeria, Trinidad, Ghana, Colombia, Germany and America – some previously unreleased, and all wonderful representations of the far-reaching ... CD
Cali Tex, 1970s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 17.98
Pretty darn cool stuff – and some of the rarest funky numbers you'll ever find! This great little set was put together by funky collector Josh Davis – and it's a totally fresh batch of tracks that digs through rare recordings that were cut by obscure groups working in colleges or high ... CD

Muddy Waters

Can't Get No Grindin
Chess/Traffic, 1973. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Muddy Waters can't get no grinding – but that's hardly a problem, given the strength of this sweet early 70s set! The album marks Muddy's return to more basic Chicago blues after his funky electric period on Chess – but the set's still got some of the trippier touches of a few years ... CD
P&P, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
Patrick Adams picks the best of P&P Records – and the man definitely knows what he's doing – given that he was one of the "P's" in the label's name! The tunes here are heavy on those cool spaced-out grooves that Adams did so well – that wonderfully hip, and very ... CD

Ella Washington

Ella Washington
Sound Stage 7/P&C, 1969. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.99
A rare set of deep deep deep soul vocals by one of the best singers on the Sound Stage 7 label – Ella Washington's self-titled gem from 1969! Ella's vocals are as great as those of the soul superstar divas of the day, and she's backed by a beautifully tight band – in a style that ... CD
Chess/Reel Music, 1973. New Copy
CD...$6.99 13.99
One of the deepest soul records ever issued by Chess Records – and the album wasn't even done in Chicago! The album's the only full effort issued under the name of Kim Tolliver – a singer who'd worked previously for Fantasy as Kimberley Briggs – and it's a sublime effort from ... CD

Nat Dove & The Devils

Petey Wheatstraw
Magic Disc/Traffic, 1977. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.99
One of the funkiest blacksploitation soundtracks of the 70s – a rare indie gem from Nat Dove & The Devils! Dove's got a style that's a lot rougher and rootsier than other soundtrack artists of the 70s – an approach that's more based in the modes of the indie funk underground of the ... CD

Tuff Crew

Phanjam
Soo Deff, 1987. New Copy
CD...$6.99 15.98
An underground Philly hip hop classic – and a set that's got the same raw edge as the best early work by Schooly D! The Tuff Crew work here with the Krown Rulers – in the kind of record that almost feels like the kind of late nite, party-heavy vibe that made east coast hip hop radio so ... CD
Soul Fire, 2002. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.99
A treasure trove of Soul Fire's funky 45s, both the A-sides and the flips, collected on a single CD! Soul Fire is probably the greatest funk revival label out there, with a history of limited edition 7-inch singles showcasing both under appreciated funky heroes like Lee Fields, the Detroit Sex ... CD
Skye/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
A hip little set from Ruth Brown – miles away from her earlier R&B for Atlantic, and much more in the adult, righteous, and contemporary mode you'd expect from the title! The session's one of the key sides from the late 60s Skye Records catalog – and like others on the label, it ... CD

Cannibal & The Headhunters

Cannibal & The Headhunters Anthology
Rampart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964/1965. New Copy
CD...$5.99 16.99
One of the all-time Chicano Rock classics from LA – a soulful batch of party numbers from legendary east side group Cannibal & The Headhunters! The group scored big with their hit version of "Land Of 1000 Dances" – a thumping, bumping take on the tune that was a runaway ... CD
Fab (UK), 2015. New Copy
The sounds of Bollywood are nothing new to the racks at Dusty Groove – but this may be the first book we've ever seen that does a good job of opening up the actual films for the laymen like us! The book's a non-academic, visually-stunning look at the fantastic Indian film culture of the 70s ... Book
Sleeping Bag, 1987. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
A classic collection that pays tribute to some of the best mixers on the early 80s New York scene – key talents who helped transform the sound of the clubs through their own creative approach to reworking a tune! The vibe here is always nicely funky – post-disco grooves that bring in a ... CD
Expansion (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
CD...$8.99 16.99
An amazing document of the wide wide reach of Earth Wind & Fire at the end of the 70s – that joyous, righteous spirit that not only flowed through their own music, but seemed to touch most of the soul and jazz world as well! The set's a much-needed look at the way that energy from EWF ... CD
Da Capo, 2017. New Copy
The first really in-depth look at the life of the great Al Green – a book that traces the fascinating journey that led a young man from Memphis to the top of the soul charts in the 70s – only to leave the world of secular music for the church in the following decade, then go on to a ... Book

Howlin Wolf

Change My Way
Chess/Traffic, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
Almost a decade's worth of great work from Howlin Wolf – late 50s and early 60s recordings done for Chess Records in Chicago, nicely packaged up here in an archival series album with full notes on the sessions and music! Nearly all tracks are originals by Wolf – aka Chester Burnett ... CD
Now Again/Stones Throw, 1970. New Copy
CD...$6.99 14.98
A treasure trove of lost funk – recorded live in Dallas in 1970, and issued now for the first time ever! The project was unearthed by the crate-digging funk fanatics at Stones Throw – and it's a perfect counterpart to their brilliant reissue singles of the past few years – live ... CD
Starday/Nashville, 1960s. New Copy
Those are the Truckstoppers on the cover – a set of lovely ladies that the Pure Oil company sent around to truckstops in the 60s – which, along with the music here, reminds us that the decade was a perfect time for the marriage of the truck driver and country music! The set brings ... CD
 
Updated November 28, 2021


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