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!


Cree (Germany), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A long-overdue second volume of the Soul From Jamdown series – issued 15 years after the first one, and maybe even more incredible overall! As before, the focus here is on Jamaican music that draws very direct inspiration from American soul – sometimes as cover versions of famous ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy
The title says "jazz", but there's a lot more going on here – a range of groundbreaking sounds and styles from the 70s, with some sweet electric modes, occasional Latin rhythms, currents of soul, and even a bit of Brazilian too! The package really takes us back to the kind of rare ... CD
Atemoya, 1970s. New Copy
Fierce funk from 70s Brazil – tracks that easily challenge the same heavy vibe you'd know from American work in the funky 45 underground of the time, or even some of the bigger jazz funk releases of the decade! The artists here aren't inspired by the sound of bossa nova – and instead ... CD
Playoff (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
Classic funk all the way through – a killer collection of some of the best-remembered tracks from the 70s – all of which still have a hell of a lot of power all these many years later! This isn't a batch of obscure funky 45s, but nor is it the top 40 hits of the soul charts either ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A beautiful tribute to a legendary Chicago soul historian – the late Bob Abrahamian, well-remembered as a completely devoted soul music collector, DJ, and one-man archive who spent the late years of his life trying to uncover lost corners of the Windy City soul scene of the 60s and 70s! Bob's ... LP, Vinyl record album
Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP
There's few folks we'd trust as much as Dimitri From Paris with the Salsoul Records legacy – because while the DJ wasn't around back when these tunes were released, his own music in recent years has done a great job of turning people on to the sound of classic club! So here, the best of both ... LP, Vinyl record album
Playoff (France), Mid 70s. New Copy
Classic funk all the way through – a killer collection of some of the best-remembered tracks from the 70s – all of which still have a hell of a lot of power all these many years later! This isn't a batch of obscure funky 45s, but nor is it the top 40 hits of the soul charts either ... LP, Vinyl record album
Playback, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A much-needed look at an under-exposed side of the legendary Chess Records – the label's incredible run of gospel records, most of which were every bit as great as their Chicago soul sessions! This package is the first to really dig into that rich history – and has a wonderful focus on ... CD
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
No need to count down to soul – because it's already here, and served up in a stunning array of rare tracks from the 60s and 70s! We've always loved the Tramp label for their superb take on classic funk – they've been funky 45 specialists right from the start – but this time ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), 2017. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
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 – ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The title's no lie – as the set's filled with super rare boogie and disco – yet the music here isn't just obscure, it's also totally great – really wonderful sounds from the farther reaches of the American club underground! The grooves here are fantastic – and many numbers ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
No need to count down to soul – because it's already here, and served up in a stunning array of rare tracks from the 60s and 70s! We've always loved the Tramp label for their superb take on classic funk – they've been funky 45 specialists right from the start – but this time ... CD
Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Few contemporary artists get the sound of older disco as right as Dimitri From Paris – which makes the French DJ a perfect choice for this killer collection of work from the legendary Salsoul Records catalog! The 2CD set is nicely broken up into two different modes – as CD 1 features ... CD
Europe 1/Universal (France), 1959. New Copy 2LP
A very cool collection that pays tribute to an explosive postwar decade in the French music scene – a time when the overseas market was really embracing the new styles of rock and soul from America and England, but also making some wonderful music of its own! The series does a great job of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A fantastic look at the righteous current of energy that swept through American music at the end of the 60s – that huge wave of knowledge and political inspiration that still stands as one of our favorite moments in jazz and soul! The Civil Rights generation had gotten some things ... LP, Vinyl record album
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones ... CD
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a ... LP, Vinyl record album
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
That's a suave-looking dude on the cover, and there's some suave-sounding sounds within – the cream of the crop of the hippest spectrum of the French club scene at the start of the 80s, brought together in a beautiful package of grooves! The work here is quite different than some of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A great look at the farther reaches of AOR during the glory days of the genre – not the oft-played hits that still seem to clutter the radio airwaves all these many decades later – but instead a big batch of underground tracks that serve up all the best modes of the style, but in a ... CD
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
A record with a sound that's much richer than you'd expect from the cover – not the spare, stark image on the front – but a wonderfully deep array of sounds from the more spiritual side of the jazz spectrum! As with previous volumes, the collection of tunes here is amazing – ... CD
 
Updated October 20, 2017


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