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Wildchild

Omowale
KRB, 2022. 2LP
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On February 25, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Third Man, 2022.
LP...$20.99 24.99 ... On April 8, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Jack White

Fear Of The Dawn
Third Man, 2022.
LP...$16.99 22.99 ... On April 8, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Moniquea

On Repeat
MoFunk,
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On February 25, 2022
Finisher,
12-inch...$39.99 42.99 ... On February 25, 2022
12-inch, Vinyl record (Hip Hop 12-inch)

Armando Trovajoli

Profuma Di Donna
CD...$22.99 ... On February 11, 2022
Cinevox (Italy), 2CDs
CD...$23.99 26.99 ... About January 26, 2022
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1995. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$51.99 59.99 ... About April 22, 2022
Classic Boot Camp hip hop from the Clik's peak era – with timeless production by Da Beatminerz. Stark, hard hitting beats of forthright rhymes from the heart of the mid 90s – such a classic era for hip hop in general, and this one strands strong even in such impeccable company! It might ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Wreck/P-Vine (Japan), 1993. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$51.99 59.99 (CD...$29.99)... About March 22, 2022
The legendary debut of Black Moon – and a landmark indie hip hop classic from the early 90s east coast scene! Beloved by the deeper digging hip hop heads back in the day, and making a few waves commercially with the singles "Who Got Da Props" and "I Got Cha Opin", this ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)

James Hunter Six

With Love
Daptone, 2022.
CD...$11.99 12.99 ... On March 25, 2022
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
You might know Malaco Records as a hotbed of deep soul during the 70s – but as the decade progressed, the southern label also really opened up to some of the warmer, more sophisticated styles that were brewing up north – all to create a magnificent sort of hybrid that really helped move ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Some of the most upbeat soul of the 70s – a great run of tracks from the Hot Wax and Invictus label – home to the post-Motown efforts of the team of Holland Dozier Holland! The trio created a whole new sort of Detroit groove at the time – a style that was often at its best when ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
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 (Funky Compilations CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022

 


Upcoming Releases

Junko Ohashi

Tea For Tears
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 54.99 ... About January 26, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Maki Asakawa

Illusion Ladies
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 54.99 ... About January 26, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Maki Asakawa

Underground
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 54.99 ... About January 26, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Maki Asakawa

Kobore
Universal (Japan), (reissue)
LP...$49.99 54.99 ... About January 26, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Motown/Universal (Japan), Early 70s/2010.
LP...$59.99 ... About January 26, 2022
A great entry in the world of Jackson 5 remix material – a hip set of Japanese work put together by Hiroshi Fujiwara & KUDO – with a nicely different vibe than previous efforts of this nature! The remixes have a slightly dubby quality, but are mostly focused around the familiar ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)
Cinevox (Italy), 2CDs
CD...$23.99 26.99 ... About January 26, 2022

Lucky Thompson & Tete Montoliu Trio

Soul's Nite Out
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
Lucky Thompson blows with the Tete Montoliu trio, in this warmly soulful set of tracks recorded in Spain in 1970. The set features a number of short straight ahead numbers that are different from some of Thompson's work in the US during the time – much more in the mode of his earlier work, ... CD (Jazz CD)
Timeless/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Hans Dulfer/Herbert Noord 4tet

Express Delayed
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Harry Verbeke/Carlo De Wijs Quartet

Mo De Bo
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Tete Montoliu

Blues For Myself
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Tete Montoliu

Temas Latinoamericanos
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
Sweet Latin grooves from this legendary Spanish pianist – a set that has Tete Montoliu reworking older Latin standards with a quartet that includes bass, drums, and tumbas! The style is a bit unusual – in that most tracks feature three songs wrapped together in one performance – ... CD (Jazz CD)

Dusko Goykovich

It's About Blues Time
Ensayo/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1971.
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
One of the legendary albums cut by hip European trumpeter Dusko Goykovich! The album was recorded in 1971 in Barcelona, and it's a very soulful quintet session that features fantastic performances from two of our favorite European players – trumpet player Dusko Goykovich and tenor player ... CD (Jazz CD)

Jaki Byard

Misty In Ancona
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$16.99 ... About January 26, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)
Bell/Big Pink (South Korea), 1973.
CD...$18.99 22.99 ... About January 25, 2022 (delayed)
CD (Rock CD)

Doctor Down Trip

Doctor Down Trip
Big Pink (South Korea), 1973.
CD...$18.99 22.99 ... About January 25, 2022 (delayed)
CD (Rock CD)
Philips/Big Pink (South Korea), 1968.
CD...$18.99 22.99 ... About January 25, 2022 (delayed)
A wonderfully trippy group from late 60s Chicago! Like so many groups of their time, HP Lovecraft have their roots in the later years of the folk scene – where they clearly picked up a sense of free being and personal expression. Yet unlike so many other groups, who turned that energy into a ... CD (Rock CD)
Atco/Big Pink (South Korea), 1970.
CD...$18.99 22.99 ... About January 25, 2022 (delayed)
Ginger Baker continues his further exploration into soul, funk, and African rhythms – working here in a mode that takes a Brit jazz rock groove and expands it with a growing interest in the Afro Funk and South African jazz influences that were floating around the London scene at the time. ... CD (Rock CD)
Grapefruit (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. 6CD & DVD
CD...$54.99 76.99 ... About January 25, 2022 (delayed)
A huge run of music from the legendary Spriguns – a UK group from the glory days of the acid years, and one who've got a sound that's as ancient and enigmatic as their name! In all their incarnations, The Spriguns were blessed with sublime lead vocals from singer Mandy Morton – a ... CD (Rock CD)
Soundway (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. 3LP
LP...$32.99 36.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Evosound, 2022.
LP...$48.99 55.99 ... On January 28, 2022
Great contemporary work from the legendary Bob James – the kind of set that reminds us that Bob's always done such a fantastic job of knowing what we want, then giving it to us in droves! And here, James knows that we love his classic sound from the CTI years – which he recreates here ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Deee-Lite

World Clique
Elektra/Get On Down, 1990. (reissue)
LP...$23.99 25.98 ... About January 24, 2022 (delayed)
There's never been a better bit of pop throwaway dancefloor fodder ever! Sure, these guys were blaring out of every cheap radio at the time, and it was just about impossible to walk into a shopping mall without hearing "Groove Is In The Heart" for about 5 years after the album came out ... LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Nas

Illmatic
Columbia/Get On Down, 1994. (reissue)
LP...$23.99 25.98 ... About January 24, 2022 (delayed)
Nas's debut LP masterpiece Illmatic – which will probably stand forever as one of the greatest hip hop full lengths of its time – maybe even for all time. Nas has had some creative ups-and-downs over the years, but nothing can take away the impact of this damn near perfect slice of ... LP, Vinyl record album (Hip Hop LP)
Honey Pie,
LP...$22.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Cosmic Disco Machine (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. 2LP
LP...$36.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)
Cosmic Disco Machine (Italy),
LP...$34.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)

Brief Encounter

Singles
Athens Of The North (UK),
LP...$28.99 32.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Moonbrew & Paolo Apollo Negri

LEM Tales – Chapter One EP
Four Flies (Italy), 2022. (pic cover)
12-inch...$19.99 ... About January 28, 2022
12-inch, Vinyl record (New Age 12-inch)
Republic, 2021.
CD...$11.99 ... On January 28, 2022
Legacy, 1969.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On January 28, 2022
CD (Soul CD)
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About January 28, 2022
CD (Blues CD)

Lloyd George/Ken Marvin/Oscar & Lonzo

I'm On My Way Grandpa & Other Country Classics 1947 to 1962
Jasmine (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About January 28, 2022
Jasmine (UK),
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About January 28, 2022
CD (Blues CD)

Jackson 5

Boogie
Motown/Music On Vinyl, Early 70s.
CD...$12.99 15.99 ... About January 28, 2022
This set hails from 1979, but features work from the early 70s – tracks recorded during the glory years of the group's best Motown era, 7 of which were unissued at the time – and packaged under the Boogie title to cash in on the chart success that Michael Jackson was having with the Off ... CD (Soul CD)
Jasmine (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About January 28, 2022
Jasmine (UK), 1950s/Early 60s.
CD...$15.99 16.99 ... About January 28, 2022
CD (Soul CD)

Diasonics

Origin Of Forms
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022.
LP...$23.99 24.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk LP)

Diasonics

Origin Of Forms
Record Kicks (Italy), 2022.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On January 28, 2022

Various

New Flava Vol 1
NBN, 2LP
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)
Numero,
LP...$23.99 26.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)
Music On Vinyl (Netherlands), 1973. (reissue)
LP...$31.99 34.99 ... About January 28, 2022
A dynamic prog masterpiece from Magma – perhaps the best record ever from Christian Vander and company, full of long passages built up from archly dramatic and anthemic movements, which evolve into a wonderfully sprawling jazz rock sound! The album's got a strong emphasis and rhythm and ... LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Temptations

Temptations 60
Motown,
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... On January 28, 2022
CD (Soul CD)

Immanuel Wilkins

7th Hand
Blue Note, 2LP
LP...$26.99 29.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Immanuel Wilkins

7th Hand
Blue Note,
CD...$12.99 13.99 ... On January 28, 2022
CD (Jazz CD)

Lance Ferguson

Rare Groove Spectrum 2
Freestyle (UK),
LP...$26.99 29.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk LP)

Lance Ferguson

Rare Groove Spectrum 2
Freestyle (UK),
CD...$16.99 18.99 ... About January 28, 2022
Perfect Toy (Germany),
LP...$24.99 28.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Funky Compilations LP)

Kiyoshi Yamaya, Toshiko Yonekawa, & Kifu Mitsuhashi

Wamono Groove – Shakuhachi & Koto Jazz Funk 76
180g (UK),
LP...$26.99 29.99 ... About January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Bethlehem, 1955. (reissue)
LP...$28.99 29.99 ... On January 28, 2022
One of Dexter Gordon's proudest moments of the 50s – a rock-solid session for Bethlehem – easily one of the best-remembered hardbop sides from the label's California years! The album's got a relaxed, free-blown sound that's quite nice – with Dex in the lead on tenor, supported by ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

Blind Date Party
Drag City, 2021. 2LP Gatefold
LP...$33.99 40.99 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Rock LP)

Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy

Blind Date Party
Drag City, 2021. 2CD
CD...$15.99 20.99 ... On January 28, 2022
CD (Rock CD)
Big Crown, 2021.
LP...$18.99 22.98 ... On January 28, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk LP)

Lady Wray

Piece Of Me
Big Crown, 2021.
CD...$12.99 14.98 ... On January 28, 2022

John Patton

Soul Connection
Nilva/Jazz Room (UK), 1983. (reissue)
LP...$24.99 29.99 ... About January 28, 2022
An obscure session by John Patton, and a great one too! The set was recorded sometime between the end of Patton's successful run at Blue Note, and before he was rediscovered, and brought back out into the light by John Zorn and other younger players who appreciated his skill. The style of the ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Ebony Rhythm Funk Campaign

69 Cents
P-Vine (Japan), 1973.
LP...$36.99 39.99 ... About January 30, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Eric Dunbar

Freeway
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. (reissue)
LP...$42.99 ... About January 30, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Soul LP)

Governor's State University Jazz Band

Governor's State University Jazz Band Live
Governor's State University/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. (reissue)
LP...$34.99 (CD...$24.99)... About January 30, 2022
A really wonderful album of obscure jazz recordings from the Chicago scene of the 70s – way more than just the usual school band record, as the tracks here are mostly originals, and performed by a very inventive group of musicians! Governor's State University was a very hip place at the time ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Outta Sight (UK),
LP...$26.99 ... About January 30, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul LP)

Vumani

Isiqedakoma
La Casa Tropical (France), 1986. (reissue)
LP...$24.99 ... About January 30, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Global Grooves LP)
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1981.
LP...$34.99 ... About January 30, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Brazil LP)

Joel Fairstein

Umbra
Mad About Records (Portugal), 1978.
LP...$34.99 ... About January 31, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)

Esperanto

Vegas
Favorite (France), 1981. (reissue)
LP...$29.99 ... About January 31, 2022
LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Timeless/Svart (Finland), 1992. 2LP (reissue)
LP...$32.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A really great meeting of minds – as legendary Finnish saxophonist Eero Koivistoinen records here with a host of American players – all with a sound that's far more bold and timeless than you'd guess from the dated look of the original cover! The lineup here includes a few musicians ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz LP)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
You might know Malaco Records as a hotbed of deep soul during the 70s – but as the decade progressed, the southern label also really opened up to some of the warmer, more sophisticated styles that were brewing up north – all to create a magnificent sort of hybrid that really helped move ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Some of the most upbeat soul of the 70s – a great run of tracks from the Hot Wax and Invictus label – home to the post-Motown efforts of the team of Holland Dozier Holland! The trio created a whole new sort of Detroit groove at the time – a style that was often at its best when ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
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 (Funky Compilations CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Hi Records goes nice and deep – not just in a deep soul style, but in a setting that also showcases some of the lesser-known talents who recorded for the legendary Memphis soul label! The package is overstuffed with rare goodies from the vaults of Hi – 26 tracks that include a fair bit ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Hi Records way past the hits – served up here in a wonderful batch of rare singles that go way past the obvious numbers you may know from the label! Most of the cuts have this mellow groove that's mighty nice – not totally laidback, but kind of slow-stepping in a style that takes off ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
The funky side of Hi Records – music that goes way past the mellow burning soul you might normally know from the label – served up here in a wealth of rare singles from the Memphis powerhouse of soul! Hi had a lot more going on in the 70s than just the big hits and classic albums that ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Think you know Hi Records? Guess again – because this sublime set of rarities has way more Memphis soul than just the work of Al Green, Ann Peebles, and Willie Mitchell! The special package features lots of lesser-known cuts from the vaults of Hi – including a fair bit of upbeat ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A really rare side of the legendary De-Lite Records – served up here in a range of obscure 45s before the company exploded into bigger fame with the success of Kool & The Gang! The work here puts De-Lite right on the same level as important indies on the east coast at the turn of the 70s ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
De-Lite/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A slice of soul you might never expect – early work from the De-Lite label, a company better-known for their famous club hits of the late 70s – but starting out here with an amazing array of deep soul 45s! The music is a wonderful contrast to the disco and club of the label's fame ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Classic cuts from the TK Records stable of Miami disco from the 70s – all of which are served up here on 7" single mixes, a fair bit of which appear here on CD for the first time ever! TK is maybe best known for it's long-spun club cuts that were a perfect fit for the budding 12" ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
CD (Soul CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan),
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
CD (Soul CD)
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A smoking set of disco from one of the most legendary dancefloor labels of the 70s – Salsoul Records, a company that came from the salsa underground to conquer the clubs with a really revolutionary set of grooves! Salsoul tracks are always well-built from the ground up – impeccable ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
One of the greatest southern soul talents presents a host of other great talents from his 70s generation – and also throws in a fair bit of his own tracks as well! Sam Dees is one of the all-time greats in our book – a songwriter to rival the best that Stax had to offer back in the day ... CD (Soul CD)
SSS International/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Killer cuts from the SSS International label – the Tennessee home to some great indie soul cuts from the late 60s and early 70s – most of which were in a deep or funky soul mode! The label's been covered before, but this series goes deeper than any we've ever seen – to not only ... CD (Soul CD)
SSS International/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Killer cuts from the SSS International label – the Tennessee home to some great indie soul cuts from the late 60s and early 70s – most of which were in a deep or funky soul mode! The label's been covered before, but this series goes deeper than any we've ever seen – to not only ... CD (Soul CD)
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A really fantastic collection of funky jazz from the Mainstream Records label – a funky powerhouse that was maybe only second to CTI in the early 70s – and which had a great way of moving forward older soul jazz players to a sweet electric sound for the new generation! The choice of ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Fantastic funk from a legendary label – even if it was just sort of an offshoot imprint at the time! Pride issued a handful of albums back in the early 70s, most in partnership with MGM – but nearly every one of the company's records is a well-remembered gem with funk collectors all ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Hi Records/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A killer collection, and a very unique look at the legendary Hi Records – one that goes way past the big hits on the label, and which features the rare singles and unusual cuts that remind us what an important player Hi was on the Memphis scene during the Stax generation! The package ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
De-Lite/Solid (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A great collection of funky 45s from the De-Lite family of labels – most of which were never issued on any sort of full-length album! In addition to singles issued by De-Lite – best known as the key home of Kool & The Gang – the set also features tracks from the related Vigor ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
CD (Soul CD)
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
There's nothing too ghetto here – given that the work on the set all comes from the Miami soul powerhouse of TK Records – a company that was always known for a tight, well-crafted groove! And while TK had plenty of chart hits during the disco years, there's a number of cuts here that ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
TK/Solid (Japan), Late 70s.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A soulful message from the 70s – served up here on a collection that focuses on a mighty nice side of the TK Records label from back in the day! TK hit big fame with its Miami spin on disco in the mid 70s, but the label also had a great ear for other sorts of soul music too – and here, ... CD (Funky Compilations CD)
Brunswick/Solid (Japan), 1980.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Massive! This is probably the best-ever album of rollerskating grooves – and is the most famous entry into a short-lived funk genre that sprung up around the rollerskating craze of the late 70s and early 80s. The rollerskate sound took a tight stepping funk groove from earlier years, and ... CD (Soul CD)
Vigor/Octave (Japan), 1976.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
Funky madness from the legendary Rhythm Makers – a dancefloor combo with a really incredible groove! The group has an approach that's a lot like Kool & The Gang at their best, or like some of the best mid 70s albums by the Kay Gees or Fatback – lots of bass at the bottom, very ... CD (Soul CD)

Foster Sylvers

Foster Sylvers (Pride LP)
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
How old was Foster Sylvers when he cut this record? Seven? Eight? Whatever the case, the little tyke forever changed the face of funky music with the incredible cut "Misdemeanor" – one of those chunky funky numbers that sounds like nothing else we've ever heard, and which has ... CD (Soul CD)
Alston/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1976.
CD...$13.99 14.99 (LP...$26.99)... About February 1, 2022
One of the rarest funky records of all time – the hard-to-find second album by Beginning Of The End! This West Indian combo hit it big with their first album on Alston, but this second set, for some strange reason, never really got distributed – which is a damn shame, because it's ... CD (Soul CD)
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A mindblowing album of electric piano tracks! Don Walker was a funky pianist from Chicago who worked briefly with the Young-Holt Unlimited group – and who cut a rare few albums of his own for the Brunswick label. This second solo album features some excellent Fender Rhodes work by Don ... CD (Soul CD)

Hysear Don Walker

Complete Expressions
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
CD...$13.99 14.99 ... About February 1, 2022
A landmark album of electric piano grooves from Hysear Don Walker – the keyboardist on some of Young-Holt Unlimited's best albums! This album's much more in a jazz vein than some of the Young-Holt titles – with Walker playing electric keys on slower funky numbers that burn along at a ... CD (Soul CD)
Chiaroscuro/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1977.
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Soulful fusion from the mighty Tarika Blue – a group who recorded for the Chiaroscuro label around the same time that James Mason gave the imprint his classic Rhythm Of Life album – recording here in a sound that's not only a bit like James, but which also features his guitar on a ... CD (Jazz CD)
Red Coach/Octave (Japan), 1972.
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A lost funky classic from the Kool & The Gang side of the universe – cut by a group we've only seen on this one and only record – which was recorded for one of the sub-labels of De-Lite Records, home to the main Gang! There's clearly some mentorship taking place here – as the ... CD (Soul CD)

Incredible Bongo Band

Bongo Rock (with bonus tracks)
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s.
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A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... CD (Soul CD)
LA Records/Octave (Japan), 1976.
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Ike's got the distinction of being one of a number of 70s soul artists who were in prison while recording their debut efforts – and we're not ever sure if he made it out of the pen after this album came out. Whatever the case, the album's a surprisingly nice album of mellow soul tracks ... CD (Soul CD)

Lakeside

Fantastic Voyage
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1980.
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A crowning achievement from Lakeside – one of the key albums to link Ohio funk roots with a smoother LA groove – all served up in a way that had limitless influence for years to come! Bass is definitely at the head of these arrangements, but there's plenty of great guitar too – ... CD (Soul CD)

Lakeside

Shot Of Love
Solar/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
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Lakeside's first album for Solar – and the beginning of a very fruitful relationship for the band and the label! The record's a great one – cut long before the Solar funk sound had gotten cliched – and it includes a key early hit in the Solar sound, the band's "It's All The ... CD (Soul CD)
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1972.
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A killer bit of early funk from the great Hamilton Bohannon – and quite possibly his greatest album ever – a really unique approach to funky rhythms, with a sound that's unlike anything else we can think of! The album's got a slower funk sound than Bohannon's later disco groove a few ... CD (Soul CD)

Bohannon

Insides Out
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1974.
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A wonderful early record from Bohannon – and with a very different feel than usual! Although most of Bohannon's work from the time is up-tempo and funky, side two of this album has some amazing slow spacey cuts – done with a drum sound that's still quite hard, but just slower than ... CD (Soul CD)
Malaco/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979.
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A funky 70s classic from Freedom – a group who've got a vibe like some of the best groups on the De-Lite label up north during the 70s, but who issued this overlooked gem on the mostly-southern soul label Malaco Records! The vibe here is a lot more New York than Jackson, Mississippi – ... CD (Soul CD)
Roadshow/Octave (Japan), 1980.
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One of the greatest albums ever from BT Express – tighter, smoother, and classier than the group's early funky disco sessions – and with a cosmic sound that shows them really growing at the time! The sound here steps off from both the group's own horn-heavy disco sides of the 70s, and ... CD (Soul CD)
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
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An insane bit of fuzzed-out funk! This is Parliament's rare first album – a trippy batch of tunes that come off of Clinton's experimentation in the Detroit soul scene, infused by the rock-heavy energy of the city at the time – and probably a heck of a lot of cannabis, too! The record ... CD (Soul CD)
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1973.
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A landmark album from Joe Bataan – so great, that it made the entire record company change its name! The record has Joe really bursting out after his seminal Latin Soul work of the late 60s – blending Latin rhythms and American soul into a whole new style of music – one that Joe ... CD (Latin CD)
Salsoul/Octave (Japan), 1975.
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An amazing crossover moment of the 70s Latin scene! During the 60s Joe Bataan had been experimenting with the many different mode of Latin Soul – crossing over styles in a way that not only reflected his complicated roots, but which also tried to break Latin music out of the small uptown ... CD (Latin CD)
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979.
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A rock-solid groove machine from The JBs – an album that's a bit different than their earlier sides for People Records, yet still pretty wonderful overall! The approach is more club than funk – yet the grooves are still mostly live ensemble playing – kind of a ratcheted-up ... CD (Soul CD)

Jimmy Castor

Let It Out
TK/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
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Jimmy Castor's a cat who's tried many styles in music – and handled them all surprisingly well – from sweet soul to heavy funk, to Latin grooves, and even the funky club style of this late 70s album for TK Records! The set has Jimmy giving a nod to the disco generation – no ... CD (Soul CD)

Soul Searchers

Salt Of The Earth
Sussex/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
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The amazing second album from The Soul Searchers – even harder, funkier, and rarer than the first! This one blows away everything else the group have ever done – as the record has an angular approach that has the band taking a lot of weird twists with the grooves, creating these dark ... CD (Soul CD)

Soul Searchers

We The People
Sussex/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1972.
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One the all time great funky albums of the 70s – a mad little record with a sense of rhythm and timing that was years ahead of its time! The Soul Searchers (along with Chuck Brown) later became known for their heavy-hitting Go Go work at the end of the decade – but here, they're a ... CD (Soul CD)
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1976.
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The Kay-Gee's are getting a little disco here, but they also manage to lay down some nice funky tracks – in the best Kool & The Gang tradition of their early work! Ronald Bell of Kool & Gang is still working with the group – and he wrote a lot of material and also performs on ... CD (Soul CD)
Gang/Octave (Japan), 1974.
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The Kay-Gees' funkiest record ever – a set that's harder and sharper than anything else they'd ever record in years to come! Grabbing this one up is like finding a lost Kool & The Gang album from the early years – which is no surprise, since Ronald Bell of the group produced, and ... CD (Soul CD)

Creative Source

Migration
Sussex/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974.
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A great follow-up to the group's first hit LP on Sussex – not nearly as successful chart-wise, but a great display of their unique approach to group soul. The band's a quintet at this point, and their vocals are arranged by Skip Scarborough with that sweet compressed style that he was ... CD (Soul CD)

Creative Source

Creative Source
Sussex, 1973.
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The massive first album from Creative Source – a really unique group who really helped push the ensemble vocal mode forward in the 70s! The mixed male/female lineup recalls similar groups of the late 60s – but Creative Source also have a deeper, hipper style that comes through right ... CD (Soul CD)

Gaston

My Queen
Hotlanta/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1978.
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An incredible record from the southern scene of the 70s – a really unique set that's filled with righteous soul touches, and which really stands out from most other southern soul of the time! The feel here is often in a cosmic mode with plenty of jazz at the bottom – a sound that's ... CD (Soul CD)

Osiris

O-Zone
Marlin/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1979.
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Lost soulful sounds from Osiris – one of the many high-concept funk ensembles to spring up in the wake of Earth Wind & Fire – and one of the better ones too! The combo's got some mighty tight grounding in the bass work of Tyrone Brunson – stepping out here in an early role to ... CD (Soul CD)

Exit 9

Straight Up
BRC/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1975.
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The one and only album by Exit 9 – an obscure funk combo who recorded this rare set for Brunswick in 1975! The group is extremely tight instrumentally – working at a very fast funky clip that's kind of similar to work by Bohannon or Sound Experience – both of whom shared Exit 9's ... CD (Soul CD)

Allen Toussaint

Toussaint
Scepter/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970.
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A seminal album from Allen Toussaint – his first big move as a solo act, and the start of some great fame that would blossom even more strongly in the 70s! This indie effort has a rougher edge than Allen's later albums at Warner Brothers – a sly, wicked slow funk approach that's a real ... CD (Soul CD)
 



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