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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!


Safe Trip (Netherlands), Early 90s. New Copy 2LP
A much-needed look at this sometimes-missed chapter in Italian music – a moment when the Italo Club sound of the 80s had transformed into a scene that gave us some of the cleanest, leanest house music of the time! Earlier Italian imports had a big impact on the birth of house music in ... LP, Vinyl record album
Dekmantel (Germany), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Motor City Drum Ensemble serve up a brilliant collection of rare cuts for this first volume of the Selector series – mostly tracks that are years ahead of their time, in a blend of cosmic funk, future house, and other hip underground styles! The work here ranges from 1979 to the mid 90s ... LP, Vinyl record album
Born Bad (France), Mid 80s. New Copy
Great grooves from the French scene of the 80s – a time when Parisian musicians were picking up a lot of the electro soul elements from the New York scene, but also mixing them with other currents of European and African dancefloor modes! This set's a bit later than the first volume in the ... CD
Born Bad (France), Mid 80s. New Copy 2LP
Great grooves from the French scene of the 80s – a time when Parisian musicians were picking up a lot of the electro soul elements from the New York scene, but also mixing them with other currents of European and African dancefloor modes! This set's a bit later than the first volume in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Irma (Italy), New Copy 2LP
Soulful house galore – served up here in a set of tracks from the Irma Records label over the past decade or so – including a fair bit of tracks that never saw proper release on CD or vinyl! Irma's one of those companies who kept flying the disco flag long after others had dropped the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Irma (Italy), 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy 2LP
The Irma label first started to brighten our life about 20 years ago – when the Italian imprint moves from club and house to the realm of funk and soul – standing strong as one of the first and best labels of the 90s to bring back the sounds of the 70s! True, the movement had first ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3LP
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Fantastic funky club from the late 70s underground – a set of tracks that are as groovy as they are rare – all hand-picked by Faze Action! The set's one of the best in this excellent series – as Faze Action goes for a slightly different vibe, one that's got a sharper crackle ... LP, Vinyl record album
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/1980s/Early 90s. New Copy
Obscure grooves from the Finnish scene of the 80s – tracks that do a nice job of bridging the space between earlier Euro disco modes, particularly the work of the Munich scene – and the huge wave of electro pop that was coming out of the UK at the time! In fact, much of the material ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... LP, Vinyl record album
We Out Here
Brownswood (UK), 2018. New Copy
London is exploding again with fantastic music – and this time around, it's the city's jazz underground that comes forward to remind us what a unique musical crossroads the city can be! The work here represents an incredible new scene that's pushing boundaries all over again – not the ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own ... LP, Vinyl record album
Z Records (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD
Fantastic funky club from the late 70s underground – a set of tracks that are as groovy as they are rare – all hand-picked by Faze Action! The set's one of the best in this excellent series – as Faze Action goes for a slightly different vibe, one that's got a sharper crackle ... CD
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Jazzman (UK), 1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The biggest volume so far in the Spiritual Jazz series from Jazzman Records – and maybe the best as well! This fantastic collection looks at the huge legacy of spiritual jazz that flowed from the Japanese scene in the postwar years – sounds that had their initial expression around the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole ... CD
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
A really great take on the style of the funky compilation – one that mixes in lots of gritty garagey rock tracks along with a bit of vintage soul! The blend here is surprisingly seamless – as the rocking tracks often have a funky kind of groove, and the soul cuts sometimes have ... CD
Numero, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 3CD
An insane new chapter in the mighty legacy of the Numero Group – not the rare soul, obscure psych, or underground folk the label has covered with other releases – but instead a huge batch of under-discovered gems from the exotica scene of the postwar years – essentially the ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair ... CD
Westbound Disco
Westbound (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Fantastic funky club from one of the hippest soul labels of the 70s – Detroit powerhouse Westbound Records – home to Funkadelic, The Counts, and some other very hip artists! Westbound disco isn't the same as the grooves you'd hear from Philly and New York – because the label ... CD
Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Majestic male soul from Brunswick Records – the label who recorded some of the best material ever from singers like Gene Chandler and Jackie Wilson, and who also gave lots of other singers a great shot too! This set moves way past obvious Brunswick hits, and includes loads of lesser-known ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3LP
A fantastic tribute to the legendary Disco Spectrum series of compilations – a run of records that first burst forth at the end of the 90s, and showed the world that there was a huge amount of underground music to discover from the mainstream disco years! Disco Spectrum cuts aren't the ones ... LP, Vinyl record album
Strut, Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A wealth of stellar Walter Gibbons mixes of underground disco, club soul and funky dancefloor gems – 12" mixes, edits, remixes that are some of the coolest disco and post disco you'll ever need – as well as an incredible portrait of the artistry of Walter Gibbons, one the most ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A great look at an obscure indie soul label from the Cleveland scene at the end of the 60s – and a company that's definitely a cut above, given that it released some early O'Jays singles in the years before their crossover fame in the 70s – and members of that group also wrote a fair ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A treasure trove of funk and soul from one heck of a great little label – Columbus, Ohio's short-lived Capsoul imprint – only around for 5 years in the 70s, but home to a great flurry of indie singles! We first caught onto the label's brilliance with their funky classics "Hot ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, 1970s. New Copy
The Numero Group turn their radio to yet another spot on the dial – this time around posing as a 70s AOR station, but working with their usual flair for rare and unreleased tunes! Given that the musical style is one that you're used to associating with big hits, it's great to hear music like ... LP, Vinyl record album
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
That's a sweet image on the cover – and the grooves inside are equally dynamic too – a really wonderful collection that's easily one of the most compelling in Numero's Eccentric Soul series! The work here all hails from the tiny San Antonio scene of the late 60s – but much of the ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A super cool set in the Mood Mosaic series – and plentifully funky, soulful and jazzy, too! Like our other favorite volumes, this one covers a lot of stylistic territory, but it ultimately feels a little more coherent from track-to-track than the last couple sets, and does so without ... LP, Vinyl record album
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
The long-running Mood Mosaic series is on its 14th trip and flaunts the most starkly naked cover model in all of the many travels! Here they lay out a mix of 70s exotic pop, soul and funk from around the world – sultry grooves from Camille Yarbrough, Ben Sidran, Asha Puthli, Kenny Rankin and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Partners In Crime (Italy), 1970s. New Copy
The long-running Mood Mosaic series is on its 14th trip and flaunts the most starkly naked cover model in all of the many travels! Here they lay out a mix of 70s exotic pop, soul and funk from around the world – sultry grooves from Camille Yarbrough, Ben Sidran, Asha Puthli, Kenny Rankin and ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy
Fantastic sounds from this always-great series – one that's always got an unassuming title, but which always turns us onto a great range of songs we've never heard before! As with previous volumes, the approach here is really unique – not really spiritual jazz, or righteous soul – ... CD
CTI/Robinsongs (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2 CDs
A great introduction to the legendary CTI Records label from the 70s – a groundbreaking imprint for both jazz and soul, and a company who helped a whole generation of musicians find a new way forward! The set's got a really great balance – with both some of the funky jazz and soulful ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A totally fresh take on French sounds of the late 60s – served up here with a sound that's as revolutionary as the image on the cover! This isn't the dreamy strings of familiar Paris in the Spring – but instead, the sound of change that happened in and around 1968 – as a whole ... LP, Vinyl record album
Motown/Universal (Italy), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Funky cuts from the Motown catalog – a set that mixes key classics with a number of overlooked album cuts – all to remind us that the Motor City label could get plenty heavy in the groove! There's a few cuts here you'll know from hip hop samples, a few you'll remember for their own ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tava Tava Rare (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy funk from Japanese cinema – fantastic instrumental tracks that are all pulled from "pinky violence" sexploitation films at the start of the 70s! This isn't softcore porn material, as the music is often much harder-hitting overall – more like what you'd hear in crime ... LP, Vinyl record album
Blue Note/Music On Vinyl (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2LP (reissue)
One of the hippest Blue Note collections ever – 12 tracks used as the blueprint for Madlib's Shades Of Blue project – a mixture of funky jazz and killer 60s hardbop numbers! Some of the tracks are core Blue Note numbers, but others are much more left-of-center – and together, the ... LP, Vinyl record album
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
A really great take on the style of the funky compilation – one that mixes in lots of gritty garagey rock tracks along with a bit of vintage soul! The blend here is surprisingly seamless – as the rocking tracks often have a funky kind of groove, and the soul cuts sometimes have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Perfect Toy (Germany), 1960s. New Copy
A really great take on the style of the funky compilation – one that mixes in lots of gritty garagey rock tracks along with a bit of vintage soul! The blend here is surprisingly seamless – as the rocking tracks often have a funky kind of groove, and the soul cuts sometimes have ... LP, Vinyl record album
Sonorama (Germany), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
A fantastic celebration of the 100th release by the Sonorama label – and one that offers up what the label does best – a collection of never-heard jazz recordings from the European scene! The work here isn't collected from other Sonorama reissues, but instead is comprised from tracks ... CD
How Do You Are (Germany), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy
This very hip series just got a whole lot hipper – thanks to the selection talents of Brazilian soul legend Ed Motta – who serves up a huge host of rare tracks from Brazil! Ed's always had a deep love of the AOR sound of the 70s – and he's not only a great soul singer on his own ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
A treasure trove of 60s Bossa Nova – beautiful recordings, many from the heart of the 60s, all of which capture the sounds and styles of the era and rank among the most massively influential Brazilian music of the period – featuring Elis Regina, Jorge Ben, Tamba Trio, Edu Lobo, Baden ... LP, Vinyl record album
Hong Kong Disco
Wan Chai (Hong Kong), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A mighty sweet little set – not just Hong Kong disco, but also a fair bit of soul and AOR tracks too – all of which we've never heard before! Much of the music here shows a strong American influence – right down to the English language lyrics that top almost all the tracks – ... CD
Svart (Finland), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A cool collection of clubby cuts from the Finnish scene – maybe not the biggest hotbed of disco sounds at the end of the 70s, but a nation that's certainly given us some great funk in recent years! Turns out, the funky Finnish legacy goes way back to the 70s – where some of the groups ... CD
Universal (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy Gatefold
We've turned to DJ Muro for countless great albums of soul, funk, and hip hop over the years – and this time around, he takes us back to his home turf with a sweet selection of vintage AOR sounds from Japan! The music here is mostly pretty soulful – and as you might expect, Muro's got ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style ... CD
Partners In Crime (Italy), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A wonderfully groovy set – every bit as great as you might guess from the title and the cover – and the very first installment in the now-legendary Mood Mosaic series! The set's one of the few to bring together tunes from the groovier side of the spectrum at the end of the 60s – ... CD
Mainstream/We Want Sounds (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP
The great Bob Shad is a hell of a fellow – a jazz producer who did amazing work for Mercury Records in the 50s, captured postwar blues on his own small label, set loose a run of excellent 60s jazz and vocal releases, then really found his strength as the 70s moved in – and his ... LP, Vinyl record album
Tramp (Germany), 1970s. New Copy 2LP
Fantastic sounds from this always-great series – one that's always got an unassuming title, but which always turns us onto a great range of songs we've never heard before! As with previous volumes, the approach here is really unique – not really spiritual jazz, or righteous soul – ... LP, Vinyl record album
PTR (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
You might almost forget the "country" in the title here – as most of these tracks are so darn funky, they've got plenty to offer fans of classic soul! Sure, some of these tracks come from points down south – but many of them are also from that scene where musical boundaries ... LP, Vinyl record album
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
 
Updated June 19, 2018


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