Funky Compilations — Recently Added

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


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Motown (UK), Early/Mid 80s. Used 2CD
All night long is just about right! The Motown hit machine never let up, and this compilation of some of their better 80s numbers provides ample evidence of that, with track after track of modern soul classics! From huge numbers like Rick James' "Give It To Me Baby" and Diana Ross' ... CD
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Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy
A great collection of 60s Hammond organ groovers – and from sources you might not normally expect! Given the fame of jazz players on the instrument – like Jimmy Smith and Jimmy McGriff – it's easy to forget how many rock and roll groups were also playing the Hammond in the 60s ... 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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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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Polydor, Early 70s. New Copy
Amazing – and the best yet in this legendary series! Like the other volumes, this is a collection of funky work produced by James Brown for other artists, most of it lifted from his legendary People Records imprint. However, unlike the others, or at least unlike the first volume, this ... CD
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Numero, Late 70s/2009. New Copy 2LP & Book
Quite possibly the most beautiful record we've ever seen from the folks at The Numero Group – and that's saying a lot, given the quality of all their top-shelf releases! This beautiful edition features a hardcover book of vintage black and white photographs taken on Chicago's south side in ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 LPs
LP...$39.99 49.98 (CD)
Great work from a label that was way out in the Cleveland scene of the 60s – but which bristles with some of the best energy of Detroit and Chicago at the time! The tiny imprint never cracked the big time, but not for lack of quality – as the cuts here have a sharp blend of deep soul ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Killer soul from the Forte label of Kansas City – a tiny imprint, but a really great one too – and a company with an especially strong ear for the funkier side of the spectrum! This Numero set really gets back to the greatness that first made us fall in love with their collections in ... CD
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Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 LPs
LP...$77.99 84.98 (CD)
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD
The best look at Chicago's legendary Twinight label that we've ever seen – a massive 2CD set that goes way past the obvious hits, and really digs into the heart and soul of this unique little record company! Twinight is best known as the home of Syl Johnson during his legendary run of funky ... CD
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Numero, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 4 LPs
The amazing prequel to the big wave of funk and soul that exploded from the Minneapolis scene at the end of the 70s – early sounds that really point the way towards later grooves from folks like Prince, Alexander O'Neal, Andre Cymone, and the team of Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis! The massive ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Verve, 1960s. Used
Jazzy Latin grooves from the 60s – hand-picked by the Masters At Work team of Louie Vega and Kenny Dope – both of whom have cut some pretty great Latin grooves of their own! The package features tracks pulled from the classic Universal catalog of the 60s – and focuses on highly ... CD
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Elite/Castle (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used
Fantastic funky disco! The Elite label was a groundbreaking UK imprint during the late 70s, and it had an incredible crossover of styles, of the sort that you'd only find on the best US labels from the same time. This long-overdue 11 track CD is a mighty dip into the catalog of Elite, and it ... CD
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Rhino, 1970s/1980s. Used
No description available. CD
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BGP (UK), Mid 70s. Used
A tight collection of uptempo funk and disco-driven soul tunes – with a selection that goes way past the usual dancefloor favorites! We're not sure how to read the title (which seems to have some sort of "inside take" on black culture in America) so we'll write that off to the ... 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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Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold
Maybe the coolest collection so far in this all-great series – a package that really has the Movements set expanding its vibe – to include some jazzier and more R&B-based titles as well – a perfect mix for their long-running love of funk and soul! The collection's got a ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Universal (Japan), 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy
A great entry into the 21st Century side of the Free Soul series – a cool collection that moves up from the underground territory of other volumes that focus on recent work – to select some key cuts that have become real standards for soul music in the millenium! These aren't big hits ... CD
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Tramp (Germany), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy
Maybe the coolest collection so far in this all-great series – a package that really has the Movements set expanding its vibe – to include some jazzier and more R&B-based titles as well – a perfect mix for their long-running love of funk and soul! The collection's got a ... CD
 
Updated March 29, 2015


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