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!


We Out Here
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the ... CD
We Out Here
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the ... LP, Vinyl record album
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy
The title here is a reference to a special drum fill used by the legendary Bernard Purdie – which you'll hear to great effect on all the classic cuts brought together on this set! Almost all the tracks here are from the 70s – although there's a few more contemporary funk tracks too ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold
We've turned to DJ Muro for countless great albums of soul, funk, and hip hop over the years – and this time around, he takes us back to his home turf with a sweet selection of vintage AOR sounds from Japan! The music here is mostly pretty soulful – and as you might expect, Muro's got ... CD
Let's Dance/Still Music, Mid 80s. New Copy
A cool collection from the earliest years of the Chicago house music scene – a time when the city's grooves were maybe as beholden to the styles from overseas as they were the new vibe going on in the Windy City! Lots of these tracks have heavier beats than basslines, and almost reflect some ... CD
Let's Dance/Still Music, Mid 80s. New Copy 4LP
A cool collection from the earliest years of the Chicago house music scene – a time when the city's grooves were maybe as beholden to the styles from overseas as they were the new vibe going on in the Windy City! Lots of these tracks have heavier beats than basslines, and almost reflect some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Don't think "fusion" as in the usual electric mode of the jazz genre – think instead of the kind of cool cuts that mix together a few different modes – Brazilian and funky, vocal and groovy, modal and Latin – all of which you'll hear in this great little set! The ... LP, Vinyl record album
Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic full length mixes from the legendary John Luongo – one of the first of the 70s underground disco mixers to bring his talents to the mainstream! John has a great ear for the right elements needed to groove up a tune – and has an especially strong love of tight percussion, and ... CD
Salsoul/Groove Line Records (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A legendary collection of cuts from Salsoul Records – not just big classics from the label, but special Walter Gibbon mixes that are even more revolutionary than the original tunes! Gibbons has a really wonderful way with a cut – an expansive touch that really opens things up, and ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy
Fantastic 70s soul – not the big hits from back in the day, and not disco numbers either – but a really well-chosen batch of the kinds of tracks that most folks have missed over the years! There's a warm, upbeat feel to the whole set – tunes that are uplifting, but also have some ... CD
Strictly Rhythm/Archive (UK), 1990s. New Copy 3CD
Fantastic work from the Strictly Rhythm label – an indie imprint, but one who could take all the best underground sounds of the 80s, and find a way to really move the grooves forward! The work here is quite different than mainstream dance hits of the 90s – and still has all the ... CD
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
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the hippest collections of New Orleans soul we've ever heard – and one of the funkiest, too – a set that comes on with a sock-solid groove that even beats the previous entries in this series! In fact, since this is the fourth from Soul Jazz, the label's done an even deeper job ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP
A massive overview of the genius Chicago scene of the late 60s – and a set that's overflowing with some of the heaviest music ever recorded! The collection focuses on the most groundbreaking work from the later Chess years – particularly the funky blues, psychedelic soul, and tripped ... LP, Vinyl record album
Polydor/Get On Down, Early 70s/1988. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown productions – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 previously unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, ... LP, Vinyl record album
FTG, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 3CD
A triple-header of greatness from the Funkytown Grooves label – a well-priced set that really shows off the label's commitment to classic funk and soul! The set brings together a blend of album tracks and rare mixes – some of the best titles from the FTG reissue series of the past few ... 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
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A super cool set in the Mood Mosaic series – and plentifully funky, soulful and jazzy, too! Like our other favorite volumes, this one covers a lot of stylistic territory, but it ultimately feels a little more coherent from track-to-track than the last couple sets, and does so without ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A totally great look at the explosion of electronic sounds in German music during the 70s – a set that goes way past more familiar Krautrock territory, to bring together elements from the artier side of the spectrum too, and even run up to some of the first great moments of the German new ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The long-running Mood Mosaic series is on its 14th trip and flaunts the most starkly naked cover model in all of the many travels! Here they lay out a mix of 70s exotic pop, soul and funk from around the world – sultry grooves from Camille Yarbrough, Ben Sidran, Asha Puthli, Kenny Rankin and ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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