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!


Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe one of the most spiritual entries in this amazing series of jazz – and that's really saying a lot, as you might guess from the title! The tracks here all take inspiration from Islam, but are mostly American recordings overall – the kinds of open, deeply soulful sounds that were ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Mid 80s. New Copy 2CD
Take yourself back to the roots of EDM with this fantastic collection of electro soul numbers from the 80s – cuts that were both big hits and underground burners back in the day – all selected by dancefloor expert Joey Negro! This isn't the electro pop of the charts, or the tinny soul ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/1960s/1970s/1980s. New Copy
Maybe one of the most spiritual entries in this amazing series of jazz – and that's really saying a lot, as you might guess from the title! The tracks here all take inspiration from Islam, but are mostly American recordings overall – the kinds of open, deeply soulful sounds that were ... CD
Rambling (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Great jazzy moments from the best years of European cinema – a collection that starts out with the French New Wave, then moves into a range of great sounds from the Italian and French scene of the 60s and early 70s! Most of the music here isn't straight jazz – and instead, the cuts mix ... CD
Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
Not exotica, but Britxotica – a cool variant of the American postwar love of the sounds of the islands and the jungles – served up here in a really hip batch of tracks from the UK scene of the late 50s and early 60s! Many of these numbers are rooted in jazz, and there's definitely some ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A sensational sequel to one of the greatest compilations of rare rhythm & blues we've seen from the deep diggin' Jazzman label – one that goes even deeper than the first! A good deal of these juke box treasures are from the mid 50s to early 60s – all of 'em ones that have been ... LP, Vinyl record album
Now Again/Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Stones Throw does it again – with a massive batch of older funk rarities that tops most of the rest on the market! Cold Heat is a follow-up to the label's smoking Funky 16 Corners set – and like that one, it's overflowing with great bits that have barely (or never) been heard by the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Stones Throw, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
One of the best funky compilations ever! The folks at Stones Throw Records – home of some of the most funk-inspired hip hop of the past decade – have dug through the crates to come up with this incredible batch of 19 tunes, all well-researched, nicely remastered, and offered up here on ... LP, Vinyl record album
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP
An amazing introduction to one of the most significant cultural movements in the latter half of the 20th Century – the groundbreaking years of Tropicalia in late 60s Brazil! The music and legacy of Tropicalia are referenced often, but hardly ever presented this well – and this package ... LP, Vinyl record album
Better Days/Sony (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A really great look at the Better Days label from Japan – an imprint that came into being during the late 70s, as a way to showcase some of the amazing new sounds from a scene that was really coming into its own! CD1 is titled "Avant Wave" – and mixes avant jazz, electronic ... CD
Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the legendary TK Records in Miami – a company that was a powerhouse of 70s hits and disco classics – but which also cut some wonderful underground soul at the time! This sublime set looks at that great lesser-known legacy of ... LP, Vinyl record album
Rambling (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy
Sweet bossa nova from the European scene – almost all of it from the kinds of late 60s Italian soundtracks that took the best elements of the style from Brazil, then expanded it into a whole new groovy style of its own! The music here certainly has lots of the snapping rhythms and breezy ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
The Numero Group takes a great step backwards – returning to the capital city of Ohio, Columbus – to mine the same soul and funk treasure trove of their Capsoul collection! The music here comes from the same scene – and often from Capsoul or related labels – and the set ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Some of the heaviest cuts from the Numero Records catalog – brought together here on a cool compilation that follows the format of some of the Wu-Tang/Shaolin funk collections! The music is way more than break-oriented funk – as some of these tracks are deep soul numbers, but have this ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some ... LP, Vinyl record album
Outta Sight (UK), 1970s. New Copy
An all-classic volume of this wonderful series – one that offers up way more rare 70s tracks than on some of their previous editions – including a lot of cuts that we'd never heard before! Lots of this work is in a really unique spot – not funk, not mainstream soul, but also not ... CD
Blue Note (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A really wonderful collection of grooves that first came to light in the 90s – one that had the Blue Note label digging back in their catalog and completely re-thinking their approach to reissues – given the new popularity of jazz in the hip hop sample world! As you'd guess from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy
An untapped legacy of rare soul music from the California scene of the 60s – all issued by the GME and Musette labels in San Diego – the latter of which was operated only as a tax writeoff for a small group of doctors! That status didn't stop the companies from putting out some ... CD
Blue Note (Germany), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold (reissue)
A really wonderful collection of grooves that first came to light in the 90s – one that had the Blue Note label digging back in their catalog and completely re-thinking their approach to reissues – given the new popularity of jazz in the hip hop sample world! As you'd guess from the ... LP, Vinyl record album
 
Updated March 27, 2017


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