Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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Avco/Victor (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet selection of 70s soul singles from the Avco label – best known as the home to a number of very big groups at the time, but a company that also produced some especially great work that never hit the mainstream! There's a lot of great funky numbers here – cuts that have a bit ... CD
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Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the legendary TK Records in Miami – a company that was a powerhouse of 70s hits and disco classics – but which also cut some wonderful underground soul at the time! This sublime set looks at that great lesser-known legacy of ... CD
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Athens Of The North (UK), 1970s. New Copy
One of the coolest collections of music we've ever heard from the legendary TK Records in Miami – a company that was a powerhouse of 70s hits and disco classics – but which also cut some wonderful underground soul at the time! This sublime set looks at that great lesser-known legacy of ... CD
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Salsoul/Octave (Japan), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy
A tight, well-constructed mix of unusual sounds from the mighty Salsoul Records – put together by DJ Daniel Wang with a focus both on the rich orchestrations of the grooves, and some of the label's more cosmic funk moments! The tracks include familiar Salsoul classics nicely juxtaposed with ... CD
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Brunswick/Octave (Japan), New Copy
The legendary Gilles Peterson turns his magical ears to the catalog of Brunswick Records – and comes up with some of the label's hippest tunes of the 60s and 70s! Brunswick is best known for its famous soul hits of the late 60s and early 70s, but Peterson goes much deeper to come up with ... 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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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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Henry Street/BBE (UK), 1990s/2000s. New Copy 5 CDs
20 years of inventive, profoundly soul and funk infused, floor shaking dance music from Henry Street Music – given a top shelf anniversary showcase in conjunction with BBE! Since first breaking ground in the mid 90s, Henry Street has been there for some of best dancefloor guru's of their day ... CD
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Universal (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 CDs
One of the hippest, coolest collections you'll ever hope to own – not just the standard set of 70s soul music, but a range of soulful sounds from very different sources – including the kind of overlooked album tracks that makes the Free Soul series so great! Toru Hashimoto has really ... CD
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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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Brunswick/Ultra Vybe (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A host of great soul cuts from Brunswick Records – all pulled together by Sunaga T! Sunaga has one of the grooviest, most joyous styles of all the Japanese DJs we can think of – and he really brings that approach into play here with some wonderful numbers from Brunswick – most of ... CD
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Jazzman (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used
This is the kind of funk they've been hiding from you all these years – the real deal, the heavy stuff, the type of work that's made driving around the country looking for rare 45s so worthwhile! This material's the kind that makes a trip like that happen – super-rare funk from Texas, ... CD
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Jazzman/Now Again, Late 60s/1970s. Used
The Jazzman label hits a whole new level of brilliance – as they turn their funk-trained crate digging skills to the world of spiritual jazz! The collection's an amazing batch of ultra-rare tunes – tracks that take inspiration from the John Coltrane/Archie Shepp work on Impulse Records ... CD
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Numero, Early 70s. Used
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 ... CD
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Blue Note (UK), 2000. Used
Funky and fantastic! This third volume in the legendary Blue Juice series is even madder than earlier volumes – and it features an incredible array of lost funky tracks that go way way beyond the usual straight jazz sound of some of the other Blue Note compilations! Dean Rudland compiled ... CD
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World Psychedelic Classics, Late 60s/1970s. Used
A stunner of a collection of psychedelic funk from all over the world – incredible material with the spiraling atmosphere and free spirit of the psychedelic scene – and the furious sense of groove learned from the funk movement! Psych Funk 101 sets out to be a definitive overview, and ... CD
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Kay Dee, 2006. Used
Kenny Dope and Keb Darge together – an amazing team that's already resulted in some incredible records! Both Kenny and Keb are well-known for their record-hounding skills – and they've turned that energy towards the incredible Kay-Dee label – home to killer 45s both old and new, ... CD
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Le Smoke Disque, 1970s. Used
Funky stuff inspired by the deepest, funkiest Kool & The Gang work of the 70s – a set weighed heavily with real obscurities – with furiously grooving jazzy bits, grainy hard soul versions, steel band numbers and more – all massively funky in their unique strains of the sound! ... CD
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Guerilla Reissues, Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used
Good God, indeed – a masterful compilation of some of the weirdest James Brown covers you've ever heard – a truly global assortment of tunes, all of which really keep the best funky spirit of The Godfather in place! The tracks here go way past the usual, and most of the numbers are all ... CD
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Soul Fire/Truth & Soul, Late 90s/Early 2000s. Used 2CD
A great little box of classic and rare cuts from the Soul Fire catalog – in a beautiful 2CD set – featuring standout funky tracks by Lee Fields, Bronx River Parkway, Soul Diggers, Third Eye, Zafari, JD & The Evil's Dynamite Band, Fabulous Three, Bama & The Family, Detroit Sex ... CD
 
Updated June 30, 2015


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