Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
The sound of Salsoul Records was a big part of the sound of the legendary Paradise Garage – as shown in this wonderful collection of cuts that were part of the famous sets by DJ Larry Levan! Every cut here is the kind of funky, soulful gem that made Salsoul so great – a really sort of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LPs (reissue)
The best of the glory days of the New York club scene – 10 classic Salsoul tracks, most of which ware presented here in Larry Levan remix versions! The original tunes are massive enough, but here, they're expanded nicely with some really groove-tripping touches – more keyboards, added ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsoul (UK), Early 80s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
A fitting tribute to two of the most important forces in dance music on the New York scene – Larry Levan and Salsoul Records! The set brings together some of the biggest cuts from Larry's days at the Paradise Garage – all presented in full regular mixes, as stand-alone cuts – but ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Salsoul (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP (reissue)
The stuff of legends – 11 killer tracks from the Salsoul Records catalog, all of them numbers played heavily back in the glory days of the Paradise Garage! The set's got Larry Levan's name in the title, but only one of the tracks is a true Larry Levan mix – "Handsome Man", by ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Easy Street/Harmless (UK), 1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 3LPs
A really great label, finally given it's well-deserved due – as Easy Street was easily one of the best things going on the New York scene of the late 80s and early 90s! The company's always been way more than just another indie imprint – much stronger than the sorts of labels who spin ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 40s/1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
An amazing document of a short-lived, but really incredible genre – the 50s mix of R&B and Latin-inspired rhythms – particularly the heavy piano of a mambo-styled groove! The sound seems an unlikely mix, but it's one that you've no doubt heard on a few famous Atlantic Records ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
Maybe the best volume so far in this ultra-hip series – a collection that already focuses on lost righteous tunes from the 70s – but which really seems to hit a special space this time around! The music on the set often isn't exactly jazz, soul, or funk – yet it shares many of ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Maybe the best volume so far in this ultra-hip series – a collection that already focuses on lost righteous tunes from the 70s – but which really seems to hit a special space this time around! The music on the set often isn't exactly jazz, soul, or funk – yet it shares many of ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
One of the coolest, hippest compilations we've heard in years – and a set that uncovers a whole new style of underground grooves from the 70s! The work here is definitely in the funk, soul, and jazz territory of other compilations – but it's also got a unique vibe of its own, too ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
A really righteous little collection – and one that definitely blows away most of the competition! The style here is deeper and more sophisticated than just the usual batch of funky grooves – and instead, these artists work in a special space between spiritual jazz and more ambitious ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Tramp (Germany), 2007. New Copy
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Shake-A-Leg
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1970s/2000s. New Copy
A funky & far reaching compilation on Perfect Toy! Shake-A-Leg features Afro Beat, jazz funk, funky hip hop and raw soul – compiled by Tobias Kirmayer and Jerker Kluge – highlighting the kinds of grooves they spin at their monthly club nights in Munich! It has a timeless feel, ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
One of the coolest, hippest compilations we've heard in years – and a set that uncovers a whole new style of underground grooves from the 70s! The work here is definitely in the funk, soul, and jazz territory of other compilations – but it's also got a unique vibe of its own, too ... CD
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Blue Note (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
A very cool take on the sound of Blue Note Records – all classic tracks that are hand-picked by label artist Nicola Conte, with a focus on sounds that have a rootsy, organic style in the rhythms! Most numbers here feature some degree of extra percussion in addition to the drums – hence ... CD
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Cultures Of Soul, 1970s/2011. New Copy
They're not kidding about the title on this one – although they might have added "weirdest" to the name, too! The songs here are all familiar ones, especially if you dig rare grooves from the 60s and 70s – but the versions you'll hear are definitely unusual – often some ... LP, Vinyl record album
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P-Vine (Japan), 2015. New Copy
The title more than gives this one away – and the album's a great exploration of that growing global underground who've turned back towards the 70s, to re-embrace and re-invent the smooth contemporary sound of the decade! You might know a few names on here from the Dusty Groove racks – ... CD
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2 CDs
Mr Salsoul is right – because with all his years in the clubs, DJ Danny Krivit has done plenty to keep the legacy of Salsoul Records alive – as you'll hear in this killer 2CD set that offers up two different Salsoul mixes by Krivit! The first CD features Danny mixing up a variety of ... CD
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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
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. Used
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the ... CD
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Harmless (UK), 1970s/1980s. Used 2CD
The Pulp Fusion series makes a funky move towards the dancefloor – shifting from its earlier blend of older funk and jazz tunes into a more club-styled set that features some wonderful boogie groovers! The overall sound is still quite funky, but compiler DJ Pogo has opened the mix to ... CD
 
Updated February 14, 2016


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