Funky Compilations — Recently Added

Great compilations from labels like Soul Jazz, Ace, Numero, BBE, Vampi Soul, BGP, Luv N Haight, Harmless, Tramp, Jazzman, and others!


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Essential, Mid 70s. New Copy
A sweet set of jazzy instrumentals from the 70s – tunes from a time when the jazz funk groove was getting warmed up by larger production and arrangements that are perfect for the mellow moods in this collection! Most of these numbers still have a funky component, but a laidback vibe – ... CD
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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
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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
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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
That's a mighty sexy cover on the front – and the grooves inside definitely have the flavor to match! The work here is from the obscure French disco underground – a European scene that never got the same exposure as German or Italian work for clubs – which makes the whole package ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Not the kind of church music you're likely to hear on Sunday – unless you've got a time machine to go back to a wonderful time when hippie rockers were really trying to bring a new sort of spirit to religion! The music here is all from a key early 70s shift in the German scene – a post- ... LP, Vinyl record album
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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
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Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Think The Beatles only had an impact on rock and pop fans in the America of the 60s? Think again – because their music had an undeniable impact on soul as well – as you'll here from this wonderful range of remakes of classic cuts from the Fab Four! The work here is a real surprise if ... CD
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Essential, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Rare cuts from a variety of different sources – maybe presented without the deeper notes of compilations on labels like Ace or Numero, but with a musical quality that's totally great all the way through! We recognize some of these cuts from the Chicago and west coast scenes of the late 60s ... CD
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Trunk (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
The Britxotica sound is back in wonderful form – that fantastic postwar meeting of musical modes that happened every bit as much on the London scene as it did in the US! In fact, given the Caribbean and colonial ties of British culture, we might almost make the argument that some of these ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs
Female funk galore – and one of the greatest all-girl compilations we've ever heard! The set's a brilliant follow-up to the first Funk Soul Sisters set on BGP – but we've gotta say that we like it even better than the first, and really appreciate the wide range of unusual tunes ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
A great little collection that definitely lives up to the promise of "dirty grooves" in the title – as many of these numbers have a sharp edge and gritty side to their instrumentation – which means that even the familiar artists sound nice and heavy in this setting – ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Prestige/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Spiritual sounds from the source – a host of incredible tracks from a time when jazz was really opening up into new dimensions – as players stepped forward in a wave of strong post-Coltrane energy to really push the music into the skies! The music here can be seen as a blueprint for ... CD
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Polydor/Get On Down, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Amazing – and the best yet in this legendary series! Like the other volumes, this is a collection of funky work produced by James Brown for other artists, most of it lifted from his legendary People Records imprint. However, unlike the others, or at least unlike the first volume, this ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Bethlehem/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 50s. New Copy
A cool collection of classic work from the Bethlehem Records label – and one that's got a very different vibe than usual! The set's part of the excellent Cafe Apres Midi series from Japan – and like other volumes in the series, there's a special focus on groovier, more upbeat numbers ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2CD & DVD
Ashley Beedle takes on a host of classic tracks – mostly soul, funk, and club tracks from the 70s – but also a few more bits from surprising other sources as well! Beedle's got a wonderful ear for a tune – no surprise, since he's been DJ'ing on the London scene for decades, and ... CD
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Qbico (Italy), 1970s. New Copy
Funky sounds from a sweet array of 70s underground movies – most of them of the porno or exploitation type, and filled with stunningly hard-edge grooves that match the bigger blacksploitation film scores of the time! We'd not heard most of the tracks here before – nor heard of most of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP/Ace (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy
Way more than just a typical collection of rare funk and soul – as the selections here not only meet the stunningly high standards of the BGP label – but they've also been sampled in more recent years for hip hop records and other contemporary recordings! Essentially, you've got the ... CD
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Far Out (UK), 1960s. New Copy
An amazing batch of rare 60s bossa nova – all hand-picked by the mighty Nicola Conte, an artist who definitely shows a strong love of the bossa in his own music! The package digs even deeper than Conte's first volume in the Viagem series – and brings together loads of rare bits we ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Essential, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare funk from the vaults of Canyon Records – a label from the west coast, but one with a heart that's deep deep in the south! Swamp Dogg did a fair bit of work for Canyon, and turned in some of his best deep soul productions of the 70s for the imprint – and lots of the work on that ... CD
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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