A cool collection of very unusual grooves from Argentine composer/guitarist Rodolfo Alchourron – part of a generation of groundbreaking musicians in his homeland that also included Lalo Schifrin and Gato Barbieri – yet unlike those artists, a talent that never achieved greater global ... (Jazz) read moreCD
An amazing little soundtrack – written in mid 60s Peru by jazz pianist Jaime Delgado Aparicio, but easily on a par with some of the best American or Italian scores from the time! The music's got a really wonderful feel throughout – jazz at the core, but with touches of spy soundtrack ... (Soundtracks) read moreCD
Fred Fisher Atalobhor & His Ogiza Dance Band —
African Carnival ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 70s/1980s. New Copy 2CD ...
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Funky African work from Fred Fisher – a Nigerian trombonist who crafted his own unique groove at the end of the 70s! Fred both sings and plays trombone – the latter with a Fred Wesley-like soulfulness – and his rhythms here are really wide-ranging, and embrace a host of new ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Recent genius from the true king of Latin Soul – the mighty Joe Bataan, sounding every bit as great now as he did back in the day! Bataan gets some very hip backing from Los Fulanos – a Barcelona-based combo who help recreate the tight sound of Joe's early grooves from the late 60s, ... (Latin) read moreCD
A sweet little album from Jorge Ben – an 80s groover with a sound that's a bit of a change from his 70s classics! The backings show Ben picking up some modern soul elements from the US scene of the time – but these are also mixed with some rougher, rhythmic styles that are definitely ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jorge Ben —
Dadiva ... LP Som Livre/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1983. New Copy (reissue)...
A great bit of 80s soul from Jorge Ben – a record that has ol' Jorge looking a bit new wave on the cover, but which is filled with grooves that are every bit as strong as any of his late 70s work! The soul style is very firmly in place here – a bit more mainstream than before, but in a ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A hip little set from Ruth Brown – miles away from her earlier R&B for Atlantic, and much more in the adult, righteous, and contemporary mode you'd expect from the title! The session's one of the key sides from the late 60s Skye Records catalog – and like others on the label, it ... (Soul) read moreCD
Segun Bucknor —
Who Say I Tire ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ...
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Heavy Nigerian funk from the great Segun Bucknor – an artist who was working during the same Afro Funk revolution as Fela Kuti & Africa 70, but one who never fully got the exposure he deserved on a global level! By the time of these cuts, Segun had already been working hard in a variety ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Trumpeter Tito Chicoma's in great territory here – hard-swinging late 60s Latin grooves, all somewhat in the mode of early work from the great Bobby Valentin! As with Valentin during his trumpet playing years, Tito's set up here with a fair bit of boogaloo grooves – Latin soul sounds ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Killer Colombian work from Combo Los Yogas – a 60s group who've got a sound that's maybe more like some of the hardest grooves coming from Puerto Rico at the time! There's a wicked pre-salsa style going on here – fierce percussion and piano right from the start – definitely ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the best work ever from Puerto Rican percussionist Rafael Cortijo Verdejo – sides recorded in New York for the Ansonia label, at a time when Cortijo's music was even more rootsy than it was a decade before! The material here marks a renewed sense of tradition in players of Cortijo's ... (Latin) read moreCD
Very groovy organ work from the amazing Mike Dogliotti – a player with a wonderful sense of whimsy and rhythm, heard here in a key collection of jazzy groovers – tracks that are almost the Argentine answer to Walter Wanderley's classic bossa sides from the 60s! The styles here are all ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Elia Y Elizabeth —
Alegria ... LP Zeida/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1973. New Copy (reissue)...
A totally wonderful little set from the Colombian scene of the early 70s – very different than most other music of that place at the time – and with this sunny, groovy vibe that's got a very universal appeal! Elia and Elizabeth sing in Spanish, and harmonize over these bouncy backings ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Elia and Elizabeth look wonderfully sweet on the cover, and they sound wonderfully sweet within – harmonizing nicely over a set of arrangements that are filled with all sorts of really cool and groovy elements! The pair get great help from arranger Jimmy Salcedo, whose La Onda Tres combo ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Some of the finest Peruvian grooves of the 60s and 70s – served up by three different groups headed by reedman Nilo Espinosa, plus a few other combos as well! Nilo's got a way with a groove that's totally unique – a bit soul jazz a times, influenced by bossa at others, and sometimes ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Two rare albums from this great pianist – back to back on a single CD! First up is Jazz Argentino – key work from Ruben Lopez Furst, a wonderful pianist from the Argentine scene of the 60s – heard here on one of his greatest albums ever! Despite the local placement in the title, ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Bola Johnson —
Man No Die ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ...
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A stunning collection of work from Bola Johnson – a key figure on the scene in Lagos in the years before Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade! Johnson's style here really shows Nigerian music at the crossroads – upbeat elements of early highlife informing the rhythms with plenty of lean guitar ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Karamanduka and Melcochita build a bridge from Lima to New York with this wonderful collection of sounds – a record that's every bit as strong as the most cooking sessions on Peru's Mag label from the time, but which also has a special flavor that really nods to the Latin Soul generation too! ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
La Retreta Mayor —
La Retreta Mayor ... LP Vampi Soul (Spain), New Copy (reissue)...
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A set titled after the Peruvian powerhouse Mag Records, for which it was recorded – but an album that's really the brainchild of percussionist Niko Estrada – who leads the group here with a driving vibe that's very much on the cusp of the same sort of descarga energy that was hitting ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Andres Landero —
Yo Amaneci ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ...
Andres Landero has a pretty wild look on the cover here – and the sound of his music is equally wild, too – a very raw, rootsy approach to cumbia – very much in the most hard-edged style of the genre, with a quality that often feels more ancient than the 70s recording dates of ... (Latin) read moreCD
Latin Brothers —
El Picotero ... LP Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A record with a cover that's a lot more hard-hitting than some of the later global efforts from The Latin Brothers – and one with a sound that definitely matches that image too! There's a raw sound here that's right in keeping with the best of Discos Fuentes at the time – music that ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alfredo Linares —
El Pito ... LP Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)...
The title track's a great Latin soul classic originally cut by Joe Cuba – but Peruvian pianist Alfredo Linares more than makes it his own here – as he takes off strongly in a range of tight combo grooves! There's as much descarga jazz going on here as Latin soul – and the whole ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer Latin set from late 60s Peru – one of those mighty Latin cookers from the Mag Records label – a small imprint that never got much circulation up here in the states, but which was clearly tuned in to the best modes from New York! Alfredo Linares is a real cooker on the piano ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Los Corraleros De Majagual —
Esta Si Esta Salsa ... LP Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
Los Corraleros De Majagual are pictured in front of the Brooklyn Bridge on the cover, but the group hail from Colombia, and deliver a style that's very much their own take on salsa – one that mixes familiar New York elements with sounds specific to their scene – including some great use ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early genius from Venezuelan pianist Ray Perez – an artist who's clearly taking a lot of inspiration from the small combo Latin of Joe Cuba's mid 60s work – and turns out a hell of a record that could match the best sounds of the New York scene at the time! There's a lean, raw energy ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Los Kintos —
Los Kintos ... LP Mag/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)...
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The Mag label in Peru gave the world some of the most cooking Latin records from the South American scene at the end of the 60s – and maybe one of the most cookingest is this killer classic from the group Los Kintos! The album's got so much going on at once, a really unique hybrid that not ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tripped-out funk from contemporary Colombia – played by a group who've clearly dug all the nation's rich legacy of groove-heavy music! The album's got a vintage feel at points – especially when the heavy drums are mixed with weirdly-distorted guitars – which almost have the feel ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Maranata ... CD Vampi Soul (Spain), 1978. New Copy ...
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Sweet 70s grooving from South America – the only album ever recorded by this great little group from Uruguay! The set was done at the end of the 70s, but it's got a style that recalls the best electric work from the US and UK at the start of the decade – sort of a blend of funky easy, ... (Now Sound) read moreCD
Orquesta Reve were one of the greatest modern ensembles during the Castro years in Cuba – but they actually recorded this killer set in Peru – as a rare date done for the mighty Mag Records label! There's a lean quality here that's a bit different than the expansive modes of Reve ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Eddie Palmieri/Cal Tjader —
Bamboleate ... CD Tico/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1967. Used ...
An incredible collaboration between pianist Eddie Palmieri and vibist Cal Tajder – a record done for Tico in answer to their previous session for Verve – and a set that's even harder-jamming overall! Cal and Eddie really find something special together on the record – and both ... (Latin) read moreCD
A great little group from early 70s Chile – a scene we know very little about, but which we're ready to dig a lot more, given the strength of this set! Panal have a style that's partly psych, partly hard rock – kind of the blend that was coming out of the Peruvian scene in the early ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sweet funky jazz with some really wonderful keyboards – a double-length set that brings together two rare albums from Argentine combo Quinteplus! The group here clearly have a love of the Cannonball Adderley style of soul jazz – particularly that Cannon groove as the 60s wore into the ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Rabbits & Carrots —
Soul Latino ... CD Musart/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1969/1971. New Copy ...
One of the funkiest Mexican groups at the end of the 60s – a hard-hitting combo who could almost go head to head with any American ensemble of the funky 45 generation! Rabbits & Carrots work in a mostly-instrumental mode here – a style that has just a slight element of Latin in the ... (Latin) read moreCD
One of the few albums ever issued under the name of Emil Richards – an important percussionist on the LA scene, and one who played on countless jazz albums and other sessions over the years! This set has Richards working almost exclusively on vibes – as a rare outing for the mostly-rock ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wanda Sa —
Vagamente ... LP RGE/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1964. New Copy (reissue)...
A stunning early bossa session by Wanda Sa – the singer who recorded for Capitol in the US under the name Wanda De Sah – but who sounds even better here in her native Brazil! Roberto Menescal put the session together, and it's filled with all of the inventive twists and turns of his ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the first-ever collections to focus on the very groovy music of Jimmy Salcedo – the Colombian creator who's maybe best known for his work for Elia and Elizabeth – but who maybe sounds even cooler here at the head of his own group! Onda Tres often have a criss-crossing of vocal ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A rarely early bossa recording from Hermeto Pascoal – heard here on both piano and flute, and working in a pre-Quarteto Novo trio alongside a young Airto Moreira on drums! The sound is much more conventionally bossa than any of Hermeto's later work – but still filled with a tremendous ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredibly lovely little record, with a sound that's very much all its own – served by a female trio who were part of the unusual scene in Uruguay at the time – all in a mix of harmonized vocals, acoustic guitar, and a very personal, up-close sort of presentation! The harmonies ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
The Argentine scene was always one of the hippest down in South America in the 60s and 70s – always a place where artists were pushing the musical envelope even more than in other nearby nations – which is definitely the case in this really unique album that seems to defy any easy genre ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Beautifully rootsy work from singer Alceu Valenca – done with a nicely northern Brazil sound that involves plenty of acoustic percussion, guitar, and nice use of flute and craviola! The style here is almost a sophistication of earlier forro modes – done in a style that has traces of ... (Brazil) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A decade's worth of grooves from keyboardist Emil Viklicky – one of the funkiest cats working behind the Iron Curtain during the 70s! Viklicky plays a variety of keyboards, and even a bit of vibes too – working with fusion combos Energit and SHQ – but also jamming strongly as a ... (Jazz) read moreCD
Wganda Kenya —
Africa 5000 ... LP Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Wganda Kenya were one of the most unique groups to record for the Discos Fuentes label in the 70s – and they were maybe also one of the coolest, too – as they never stopped in their pursuit of a groove, and were always able to mix together so many different styles at once! This gem of ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wganda Kenya —
Wganda Kenya ... LP Discos Fuentes/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1976. New Copy (reissue)...
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Massive rhythms from this legendary 70s group – one created in the Discos Fuentes studios in Colombia – as a way to combine some of the bigger African and Caribbean rhythms of the time! The sound is very percussive, and very raw – lots of acoustic elements in the rhythms, mixed ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A pretty heady solo set from Zulu – once a member of famous Peruvian rock groups Traffic Sound and Los Shains – now working here on his own, in this wonderfully rich style that takes full advantage of all the great changes that had taken place on the scene in just a few short years! ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A dozen heavy groovers from the legendary Discos Fuentes – pulled from a time when the Colombian label was really finding its sound and strengths – mixing together older strands of Afro Cuban inspiration with a special vibe that would soon make their scene rival the Latin music power of ... (Latin) read moreCD
The Mag in the title here is a reference to the legendary Mag Records label in Peru – home to some completely smoking music back in the day, as you'll definitely hear on this set! Although way down south on the global scene, Mag had a way of keeping its ears open to the sounds of New York, ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A deep dive into the heady world of Colombian music – a really special place of criss-crossing cultural modes, as befits the nation's place in the South American scene! The work here is all from the catalog of the legendary Discos Fuentes – a label whose depths are only getting fully ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A mighty dip into the legendary vaults of King Records – and one that manages to come up with a motherlode of funky grooves, even though none of them feature James Brown! The package is an essential look at the hinterland of King – artists who mostly just cut singles for the label in ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
Amazing sounds from Peru – the kind of really mindblowing music that will grab your ears, no matter where you're from – and really knock you over with a weird and wonderful blend of styles! The rhythms definitely have some of the cumbia promised in the title, most of these numbers are ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
A smoking third volume in this mighty look at the Peruvian cumbia scene of the 70s – music that often shares the same blend of guitar, percussion, and keyboards that makes some of the chica grooves from that time so great! The music here maybe owes a bit more to Latin sounds from up north, ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Tremendous work from the Spanish scene of the 60s and early 70s – way more than just a batch of obscure jazz cuts, and instead a true testament to this very vibrant musical community! The package brings together some really special tracks from Spanish labels like Edigsa, Ensayo, Hispavox, ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
An ear-opening collection of work from the Peruvian scene of the late 60s – kind of a secret hotbed of Latin grooves, at least to our American ears – and one that was overflowing with some of the best elements of the small combo scene at the time! These guys clearly take a lot of ... (Latin) read moreCD
A wealth of grooves from one of the most surprising entries into the global funk scene of the 21st Century! The words "Spain" and "funk" aren't often used in the same sentence, but that's probably about to change – thanks to the efforts of all the artists on this set! As ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A rich serving of grooves from the contemporary Spanish scene – a surprisingly strong place for heavy funk and heady rhythms – played here by a wealth of groups we've never heard before! The package is a real revelation – an indication that there's plenty going on in Spain that ... (Deep Funk) read moreCD
A stunning selection of highlife material from the Nigerian scene – a huge double-length collection that really offers up a vivid example of the music that was in place before the big wave of 70s Afro Funk and other new styles! The work here is different than some of the more commercial ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Rare soul from the legendary King Records – hand-picked by Mr Fine Wine, with a special ear for sharp-edged R&B grooves! Most of the work here is from the same early soul stretch as James Brown's initial work for King – and recorded with an equally raw sound overall – heavy ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A deep deep dig into the vaults of King/Federal Records – initial home to James Brown and a host of other R&B acts in the 50s – lots of whom are featured here! The collection includes many tracks never reissued before – all hand-picked by vintage 45 expert Mr Fine Wine, and ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
Forget the "ska" in the title – because the work on this set is in a mode that's very unique, and very much all its own – clearly inspired by the first big waves of new sound to break from the Jamaican scene in the 60s, but taken into all sorts of weird and wonderful ... (Funky Compilations) read moreCD
A great collection of rare soul and funk from LA in the 60s – served up here from a variety of small labels that really represent the deeper currents of the city's overlooked scene! Eastern cities, from Chicago to New York, have been plumbed heavily for underground soul material from the ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
(2018 RSD issue. Includes the printed inner sleeves and booklet.)
The Argentine scene has always had a special sound that's all its own – maybe a bit more modernism in the music than some of its South American contemporaries – which is definitely the case here on a well-chosen array of tracks from the end of the 80s! The work was all recorded for the ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album