Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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Blue Note (Japan), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
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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P-Vine (Japan), Early 2010s. New Copy
Jazzy grooves from the global underground – all brought together in a sweet set of tracks for the Free Soul series! Despite the "urban jazz" in the title, the sound here isn't the smooth jazz you might expect – and instead these tracks are mostly small label numbers that are ... CD
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Strut (UK), Late 80s/1990s. Near Mint-
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
Funky soul from Witchita, Kansas – an unlikely locale, but home to some really great music – courtesy of the Smart brothers, and their ultra-hip club! This wonderful entry in the Eccentric Soul series from Numero really brings that lost scene to life – telling the tale of the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold
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 ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Sequel (UK), 1970s. Used 2CD
A really crazy batch of 70s soundtrack tunes! Most of these tracks aren't the original versions – but were knockoff ones that were recorded by studio groups in the UK to cash in on the big hits. Not that that's a problem with us, though, as the new versions are sometimes better than the ... CD
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Because (France), 1970s. Used Gatefold
Incredible electronics from the French scene of the 70s – spacey, funky, trippy, and even a bit clubby too – a perfect cross-section of all the cool analogue elements that were ebbing forth from Paris at the time! A few of the bigger French artists broke big on these shores – ... CD
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Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Early 70s. Used
Freaky fuzzy soul from the mighty Invictus/Hot Wax records – home to early work by Parliament and a whole host of other great Detroit soul groups too! The grooves here really go past the ordinary – and show the label's love of a heavy bassline or fuzz-drenched guitar – elements ... CD
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BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A really great entry in the excellent Super Funk series – one that offers up cuts that are every bit as strong on their soulful vocals as they are their funky grooves! The track selection is wonderful – rare cuts from 45s, of the sort that funk diggers have been trading for years ... CD
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BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Killer funky stuff! Dean Rudland put together this tasty set of lost funk tracks from the many labels currently making up the BGP/Ace catalog – and the groove runs through 15 tracks of hard heavy soul, fuzzy funky instrumentals, and slammin groovy grooves. A few tracks on the set might be ... LP, Vinyl record album
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BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
Jazzy 45s galore – and a huge dip into the vaults of Prestige Records! This tasty set brings together 18 classics recorded in the heyday of the jazz funk years at Prestige – the late 60s and early 70s, a time when the soul jazz sounds of previous years were being forged into a leaner, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
One of the best-ever compilations of James Brown work – and the second slammin' hard compilation of great tracks from the People label. This one's got some more obscure stuff (including 2 unreleased tracks), and material by Bobby Byrd, Vicki Anderson, Maceo, Marva Whitney, Hank Ballard, and ... CD
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Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
Volume one of the legendary compilation of James Brown produced stuff that taught us to love his other work back in the 80's when it was released. We're not going to pretend that we had all the original stuff when we were kids, but we did have this great comp – which includes monster stuff ... 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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Schema (Italy), 2000. New Copy 2LP
A fantastic collection of rare bossa material from Italy! The set's one of the best we've ever seen of this type, and it's a completely fresh batch of tunes that breaks past a lot of the other Italian compilations of recent years. Some of the artists are familiar names – like Morricone, ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
Wonderful work from the later years of Brunswick Records – a time when the company briefly re-emerged as a surprising force on the hipper dancefloors of the time – thanks to a great run of funky club, soulful disco, and seminal boogie tracks! Brunswick didn't issue many albums at the ... CD
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Soul Fire, 2002. Used
A treasure trove of Soul Fire's funky 45s, both the A-sides and the flips, collected on a single CD! Soul Fire is probably the greatest funk revival label out there, with a history of limited edition 7-inch singles showcasing both under appreciated funky heroes like Lee Fields, the Detroit Sex ... CD
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Soul Fire, 2001. Used
Some of the best funk ever recorded in modern years! This tasty CD-only set brings together 7 funky 45s (a & b sides!) recorded for the Soul Fire label – a groundbreaking imprint that sprung out of the ashes of the Desco Records empire, with a strong dedication to producing new records ... CD
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Strut/West End (UK), 2000. Used 2CD
Like finding a time machine – one that takes you back to the glory days of the New York club scene at the end of the 70s! Much has been written about Larry Levan – the genius DJ behind the Paradise Garage, and a leading force in club music who pulled the genre from the ashes of disco ... CD
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Desco, 2000. Used
Killer funk from one of the greatest labels around! For the past few years, the folks at Desco have been putting out some of the most amazing little funky 45s – hard raw soul, killer whomping funk, and totally groovy instrumentals – all with the kind of classic sound you'd expect to ... CD
 
Updated May 29, 2015


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