Very groovy work from these two Brit sound library greats – loads of funky tunes, and great keyboards too – all served up in a massively funky record that was never issued to the public at large! Had this set hit the real record racks in 1974, it might well have challenged some of the ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Buari ... LP RCA/Be With (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
Maybe the best-known international album from Sidiku Buari – an artist who recorded some killer sets in his native Ghana, but who got a rare chance to work here in the US for this album – which features some tight funky elements by Bernard Purdie on drums, Paul Grivvin on keyboards, and ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set of sound library funk, and one that hardly needs to be relegated to the background – given the frenetic energy in the set! Sammy Burdson is a pseudonym for Gerhard Narholz – founder of the Sonoton sound library – but here, he's working in a style that's much more ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer from the UK Conroy sound library series of the 70s – and a record with two very distinct personalities! Side one really lives up to the dramatic tempo promised in the title – thanks to some fierce heavy drums from the great Klaus Weiss, known for a whole bunch of funky ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
African rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, rock inspiration, and a motherlode of funky sound library grooves from two of the best British maestros working in the business! The album's an early 70s gem from the KPM catalog – one of the most sought-after records ever issued by the label – ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Ian Carr with Nucleus —
Labyrinth ... LP Vertigo/Be With (UK), 1973. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
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A killer progressive jazz session from Britain's Ian Carr – the legendary trumpeter who began as a bop player, then made the move to progressive jazz rock during the late 60s, along with about half of the country's other jazz musicians – but at a level that's still very much better than ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really fantastic album from trumpeter Ian Carr and his legendary Nucleus group – a combo who are really right on the money here, finding their own sort of space at a level that's very different than some of the other rock/jazz projects on the UK scene at the time! There's often a lot more ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A nicely surprising turn for DJ Quik – a set that has him bringing in a bit of an R&B vibe to his rhymes, and also unlocking maybe a bit more of his star power too! Quik really embraces the bass-heavy old school funk that was the stock in trade of the west coast scene for most of the 90s ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DJ Quik —
Safe & Sound ... LP Profile/Be With (UK), 1995. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
Think what you want about DJ Quik, the west coast hip hopper is a key part of the sound of his scene in the 90s – and also maybe one of the most dedicated to the legacy of old school funk as well! This album's overflowing with wonderful samples – work by Cameo, Parliament, One Way, ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
An incredible single from the early years of Aretha Franklin – proof that she did some really wonderful work on Columbia before hitting fame at Atlantic! "One Step Ahead" is completely sublime – this slow-stepper with nicely jazzy instrumentation in the rhythm – a ... (Funky 45's) read more7-inch, Vinyl record
Freestyle Fellowship —
Innercity Griots ... LP 4th & Broadway/Be With (UK), 2002. New Copy 2LP (reissue)...
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A fantastic classic from the Cali scene of the early 90s – one of the key records that had the west coast going head to head with some of the smarter acts back east – a great balance to the up and coming genius of Wu Tang and Brand Nubian! There's a similar sense of message and play ... (Hip Hop) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fuzzy Duck —
Fuzzy Duck ... LP MAM/Be With (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)...
A really groovy little record – and one by a group who might well be better-named "Funky Duck", given all the heavy drums and sharp riffing on the tunes! These guys are definitely a rock group, but they've also got the sort of instrumentation that would be right at home on a funky ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A killer set from the legendary Themes series of sound library records from the UK scene of the 70s – and an album that definitely lives up to the danger that's promised in the title! The tunes all have some great funk elements, but are also slow and moody too – that more haunting side ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Early work from the great Willie Hutch – a set that's different than his more famous Motown music of the 70s, but which already shows a nicely ambitious approach! Willie's a warmer, sweeter-voiced singer here – working through some great original tunes of his own, plus a few well-chosen ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pre-Motown work from Willie Hutch – but a great little record that really points the way towards Willie's famous sides to come in the 70s! Hutch here already sounds pretty darn great – singing with a raspy tone that reminds us a bit of Curtis Mayfield – especially given that ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A sound library masterpiece from the great Keith Mansfield – a UK maestro who was very adept at an older style of keyboard funk at the start of the 70s, but who here moves into a range of styles that also point the way towards 80s grooves to come! There's still lots of full instrumentation ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A double-barreled gem from the UK sound library world of the 70s – two different themes, both of them groovy! Side one features Big Business numbers by Keith Mansfield – not industrial themes, but the kind of slinky, jazzy material that would have been perfect for that world where 70s ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Panorama ... LP Be With (UK), New Copy ...
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Obscure bit of funky stuff on the All Platinum label! The group's a weird one – a bit jazz, a bit soul, not really sure of what they are, and kind of shifting their style from track to track in a really groovy sort of way! The record has a totally great breakbeat track called "(Assistan ... (Soul) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Alleycat ... LP Vertigo/We Are Busy Bodies, 1975. New Copy (reissue)...
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Slightly later work from the legendary jazz/rock combo Nucleus, and one of their most obscure records too – sweet mid 70s set that has the band really tightening up – going for a heavy funk approach that has all instruments grooving on the rhythm, stretching out on long tracks that are ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Nucleus with Ian Carr —
Under The Sun ... LP Vertigo/We Are Busy Bodies, 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
Soaring sounds from Nucleus – one of the few UK jazz/rock combos from the start of the 70s who really found a way to keep growing and changing as the years moved on! Here, the lineup is nice and large – the mighty trumpet of Ian Carr in the lead, next to keyboards from both Gordon Beck ... (Jazz) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really unusual later entry in the KPM sound library series – a set that's mellower and a lot more meditative than some of the label's usual work – not action or funky soundtrack material, but instead an electronic set that resonates nicely with some of the Japanese minimal work of the ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the greatest records ever made by singer Madeline Bell – even though it was never issued to the public at the time! Madeline Bell first broke big on the UK soul scene at the end of the 60s, and also sang famously on many studio sessions too – but here, she works alongside ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Jay Richford & Gary Stevan (Brugnolini/Torossi) —
Feelings ... LP Carosello/Be With (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
A legendary sound library set from the 70s Italian scene – exactly the kind of record that got so many folks digging for sound library funk so many years ago! The record's a masterpiece of funky rhythms, jazzy instrumentation, and warmer touches – served up with plenty of Fender Rhodes ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Arthur Russell —
Another Thought ... LP Point/Be With (UK), Late 80s/Early 90s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Beautiful music from Arthur Russell – some of his most tunefully compelling work ever, but still done with all the offbeat edges we love from his more experimental sounds too! The music often features Russell singing along with processed lines on cello – in this haunting style that at ... (Rock) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really groovy little record, and one that's got all sorts of very cool things going on – sweet female vocals from Sola that almost feel like they're lifted from a French record, and not a Spanish language set – mixed with orchestrations that have a nice undercurrent of funk – a ... (Latin) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Klaus Weiss Rhythm & Sounds —
Sound Inventions ... LP Selected Sound/Be With (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)...
A rare sound library treasure from the great Klaus Weiss – a German drummer who worked heavily in the worlds of jazz, funk, fusion, and prog during the 70s – all experience that he certainly brings to bear on this great little set! The album's full of funky drums and electronics – ... (Sound Library) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Sublime 80s mellow from Michael Wycoff – a great track lifted from his classic Love Conquers All album, and a tune that never gets old! The track glides in beautifully on some sweet keyboards that have a lot of 70s warmth – and Wycoff's voice, while smooth, also crackles with an honest ... (Soul) read more12-inch, Vinyl record