Deep Funk — Recently Added

Heavy funk from the contemporary scene -- a 21st Century explosion of the sounds of James Brown!


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Funk Night, 2015. New Copy
We'd love to have a drink with The Great Revivers – as it would finally give us a chance to tell them how much we really love their music! This strong full length debut from the Russian funk combo really pushes past their initial wave of singles – showing the group to not only be as ... LP, Vinyl record album
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What Have You Done, My Brother?
Daptone, 2009. Near Mint-
A gospel album, but one with deep funk roots – the first full length album from Naomi Shelton, a vocalist we first came to love for her funky 45s on the Desco and Daptone labels! The music's a great mix of gospel vocals and some of the heavy soul sounds we've come to expect from Daptone ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Fool Who Wonders
Rootdown LA, 2014. Used
A great solo set from music man Miles – an artist you'll know best for his fierce work in Breakestra – the legendary Cali funk and soul torch carriers! The set's got a very hip vibe – done in a diverse blend of LA styles – from early 70s folk and psychedelic soul, to harder- ... CD
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Chokin'/Rampage (10 inch single)
Soul Fire, 2001. Near Mint-
The biggest funky 45 you'll ever buy! This tasty little gem is so great, they had to press it up on 10" wax – still with a 45 hole in the middle, still spinning at 45rpm – but just extra big! "Chokin" has a great drumbreak at the start, mixed with faster scattershot ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Tiger
Schema (Italy), 2015. New Copy
The best work yet from Alex Puddu – the musician who explored the world of 70s porno on previous records for Schema, and who steps out here with an even more classic groove! The great Joe Bataan is in the group on vocals – adding in this old school New York element that really makes ... CD
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Loose Change (10 inch LP)
Truth & Soul, 2004/2014. New Copy
Not really loose change – but a set of super-tight tracks from the great El Michels Affair – all recorded around the sessions for their Sounding Out The City album, and appearing here for the first time ever! The set shows an even richer vibe than on that classic album – great ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Schema (Italy), 2011. New Copy
Classic-styled funk from Alex Puddu – not only the greatest record we've heard from him so far, but a set that's definitely worthy of its "golden age" claim in the title! The music is all new, but it was done for a series of short Danish porno films from the 70s – and Puddu ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Easy Access (parts 1 & 2)
Misty/Soul Fire, 2002. New Copy
The first 12" single on Soul Fire – and a real doozy! The track's an extended jazz funk number with some great guitar on the intro, and an expanded horn section that's so big, so mighty, it needed a full 12 inches of wax just to hold it. Horn work is incredible – on a par with ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
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I'm Still Here (with bonus download)
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy
One of the best soul music comebacks we've ever heard – and one of the few contemporary records like this to have a really cohesive feel overall! This isn't just a new group working with an older singer – but a tremendous blending of the skilled soul vocals of Sonny Knight with just ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Burnt Offering
Daptone, 2014. New Copy
Some of the deepest, heaviest work we've ever heard from the Budos Band – as you might guess from the album's dark title and cover! There's a bit of a heavy metal look to the package, but the sounds within are still the righteous funk we've always loved from Budos – yet are also ... CD
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Faithful Man
Truth & Soul, 2012. Used
Smoking soul from the mighty Lee Fields – and a set that really has him getting back to his roots, as well! The record's billed as a follow-up to the previous My World – but it's got a style that's much more deep soul, much more southern-tinged than that great record – a ... CD
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Crossing
Daptone, 2012. Used
Sublime work from one of the coolest funky combos around – a group who aren't content to just hit the same funky styles as other outfits – and one who really stretch strongly in their pursuit of new sounds! The set's definitely funky – especially on the drums – but there's ... CD
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Dunham/Daptone, 2011. Used
Gritty, powerful raw soul from Charles Bradley – the full length debut from the 62-year-old Brooklyn singer – backed perfectly by The Menahan Street Band! It's incredible, a record that sounds just as rawly emotional and impeccably soulful in 2011 as it would have in 1971 – much ... CD
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Victim Of Love
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. Used
Damn amazing work from Charles Bradley – an instant soul classic for all generations, as you'll hear from the very first note! Not only are Bradley's vocals incredible – the kind of once-in-a-long-time approach he brought to his debut – but the backings and production are ... CD
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Funky Tumbao
Hot Casa, 2010. New Copy
Latin funk & soul from Paris – with a very tight groove and plenty of love for classics that they spin with fresh verve! The work works on some far reaching Latin touches, from Nuyorican salsa to Columbian funk and Chicano soul – the drums and percussion always prominent in the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Riptide
Unique (Germany), 2014. New Copy
Tremendous work from one of our favorite funk combos ever – Japan's legendary Osaka Monaurail, easily one of the sharpest, tightest, most soulful groups of the past 20 years! These guys have a really no-nonsense approach to funk – from the top to the bottom, from the execution to the ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Unstraight Ahead (with download)
Now Again, 2014. New Copy 2 LPs
They definitely got the title right on this one – because the group never seems to move in any sort of direct line – instead always tripping around nicely with all these hip little twists and turns! Karl Hector & The Malcouns are the same loose collective of players you'll know ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Favorite (France), 2014. New Copy
The coolest work we've heard so far from this Patchworks side project – a record that fuses together equal parts 70s jazz, funk, and soul – with just the right smattering of global influences as well! There's a tightness to the set that we really love – careful instrumentation ... CD
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Lumberjack Soul
Melting Pot (Germany), 2011. Very Good+
The best work yet from Kansas City groover Miles Bonny – smoldering, modern hip hop soul from a singer and a roster of collaborators and labelmates who started good – and get better and better with each new thing we hear! It's slow cooked material for the most part, but it pulls you ... LP, Vinyl record album
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Black Cherry Acid Lab
FuzeLicious, 2002. Used
No description available. CD
 
Updated April 21, 2015


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