Funky Compilations — Recently Added

Well-chosen compilations, filled with great sounds -- often focused around an overlooked scene or style!


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Favorite (France), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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 ... CD
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A great focus on the most soulful sounds of the Salsoul Records label – the great work by vocalists who often made the company's work even more powerful than its grooves – even though Salsoul was a real powerhouse during the disco generation! Yet, like Philly International and a few ... CD
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West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A treasure trove of funky club work from one of the greatest indie labels in New York – disco powerhouse West End, home to a few key hits and lots more lost goodies! A fair bit of those lost tracks are presented here – in a great double-length package that may well be the hippest we've ... CD
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Excellent work from the second chapter of Salsoul Records – that (mostly) early 80s stretch when the label was moving past the disco that first brought it fame, into a strong range of fresh club styles for the new decade! The grooves here are heavy on boogie – as you'd guess from the ... CD
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West End/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A double-length collection of gems from the legendary West End label – and a package, as you might guess from the title, that focuses on some of the more soulful sounds of the New York disco imprint! West End was home to some key artists in the underground at the time – the kinds of ... CD
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Funky Delicacies, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
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Grapevine (UK), New Copy
An amazing set of funky 45s from New Orleans and other points deep south – with a mix of obscure bits and a few "classic" Crescent City grooves! Southern Fried Funk is a collection of singles originally issued on regional labels such as Tou-Sea, Deesu, Quinvu, Budd, Gold Cup, ... CD
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Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
A great little collection dedicated to "forgotten souls of a forgotten city" – the lesser-known talents who bubbled under on the New Orleans scene of the 60s and 70s – but who never reached the same fame as their bigger contemporaries! The styles here often move a bit more ... CD
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Universal Sound (UK), Early/Mid 70s. Used
13 tracks pulled from one of the greatest soul jazz labels of the 70s – the boldly titled Black Jazz, a company who put out some tremendous music! Black Jazz was similar to Strata East and Tribe – 2 other great independents of the time – in that it really allowed the musicians a ... CD
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P-Vine (Japan), 1960s/1970s. New Copy
Rare jazz gems from the 60s and 70s – all tracks from albums that have been reissued on the P-Vine label in recent years, but pulled together with an especially groovy focus for the Free Soul series! Most of these tunes are upbeat and very lively, and the strong presence of jazz vocals ... CD
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Universal Sound (UK), Early/Mid 70s. Used
13 tracks pulled from one of the greatest soul jazz labels of the 70s – the boldly titled Black Jazz, a company who put out some tremendous music! Black Jazz was similar to Strata East and Tribe – 2 other great independents of the time – in that it really allowed the musicians a ... CD
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Capitol/EMI (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used 2 CDs
Smooth and soulful club from the mighty Capitol Records – one of the few major labels to really understand a groove at the end of the 70s! The 2CD package is a wonderful tribute to the hipper soul coming out of Capitol at the time – a set that features some hits, some album tracks, and ... CD
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Now Again, 1960s/1970s. Used CD/DVD
The first volume in Now Again's incredible compilation series for the True Soul label – assembled with the personal participation of the label's owner, Lee Anthony – rare, deep and absolute True Soul and funk from the 60s & 70s catalog of the revered Arkansas indie! It's rare ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
The title's almost redundant – as the words "Westbound" and "Funk" mean virtually the same thing! From the late 60s through the mid 70s, Westbound was one of the key record labels in the sound of raw heavy funk – working with hit groups like Funkadelic and the Ohio ... CD
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Verve Remixed
Verve, 1960s/2002. Used
A very groovy idea! This sparkling set takes older vocal jazz tunes from the Verve catalog, and uses the songs as the basis for new tracks by some of the better producers in the global groove underground. The mix of styles and eras is quite compelling – as torchy vocals drift over the top ... CD
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Expansion (UK), 1970s/1980s. New Copy
An amazing look at the music of Leon Ware – one of our favorite soul artists of the 70s! Leon's got a warmly mellow style that's totally great – heard most famously in collaboration with Marvin Gaye on the classic I Want You album, but equally noteworthy on Leon's own records – ... CD
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Henry Stone, Late 60s/1970s. Used
There's not much of a cover on this one – but the music is plenty plenty funky – and the set features a great selection of rare work recorded as funky 45s for the TK family of labels in the 60s and 70s! The groove here is much harder and deeper than you'd expect if you only know TK ... CD
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Numero, Early 80s. New Copy CD & DVD
A funky soul compilation, and a sweet TV show as well – presented here in an ultra-cool collection that offers both audio and video work from this short-lived Chicago dance show! The Chicago Party was a very local UHF program in the Windy City – one that was kind of a homegrown version ... CD
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Truth & Soul, 2000s. New Copy 2LP
Music so great, it's falling off the reels – spinning out of the archives of the Truth & Soul label as they continue to put out some of the freshest funky work around! These guys have their roots way back in the deep funk underground, and they approach the music with a level of maturity ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
A fantastic explosion of funk, soul, and club – put together at a level that may well even top the first Supafunkanova collection! As before, the cuts here are all super-rare and obscure – but all kick heavy ass when it comes to tight rhythms and catchy clubby grooves – never ... CD
 
Updated April 21, 2015


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