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Deep Funk — New Arrivals ✈

XHeavy funk from the contemporary scene -- from labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Now Again, Schema, Freestyle, and Legere!

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✨✧ Black PumasBlack Pumas (2LP deluxe edition – gold & red/black marble vinyl pressing) ... LP
ATO, 2019. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $31.99 35.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Pumas (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ Young Gun Silver FoxCanyons (opaque red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Candelion/Karma Chief, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 22.99
Young Gun Silver Fox sound better here than ever before – really hitting that well-crafted approach to 70s AOR that they do so well – so much so, we had to do a double-take and make sure this wasn't some album on ABC or Epic from back in the day! Instrumentation is nice and lean – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Indie exclusive limited edition red vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Canyons ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Young Gun Silver FoxCanyons ... CD
Candelion/Karma Chief, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Young Gun Silver Fox sound better here than ever before – really hitting that well-crafted approach to 70s AOR that they do so well – so much so, we had to do a double-take and make sure this wasn't some album on ABC or Epic from back in the day! Instrumentation is nice and lean – ... read more CD
Also available Canyons (opaque red vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinBarn Breaks Vol 3 ... 7-inch
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 8.99
Khruangbin went out in the barn, and came up with some breaks – music that's every bit as funky as their own live instrumental recordings, but with a bit more beats and some nice hip hop production too! The vibe is a bit like their mysterious series of remix singles issued during 2021 – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Also comes with bonus beat stickers, which can really help you pull out the best beats when spinning the record on a turntable!)

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandExpansions (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band always sound great – but this time around, they feel funkier than before, and maybe a bit more sinister too – a really great change that has us falling in love with the group all over again! There's still plenty of steel drums in the mix – used to ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... LP
Colemine, 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $19.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available I Told You So ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ El Michels AffairMurkit Gem/Cham Cham ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 11.98
The El Michels Affair has been deftly taking twists and turns through many cinematic soul styles since the start of the millennium – will keeping a raw funk backdrop on most of it – venturing in Turkish, Indian and middle eastern styles on these 2 tracks! "Murkit Gem" has ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioI Told You So ... CD
Colemine, 2021. New Copy ... $11.99
Deeply funky work from one of the hippest Hammond organ combos around – just a trio, but one that's able to pack the punch of so many much larger groups! Delvon Lamarr took all the right lessons from Hammond heroes of the past – not that he's copying anyone's style, because he isn't ... read more CD
Also available I Told You So ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ El Michels AffairAdult Themes ... LP
Big Crown, 2020. New Copy ... $18.99 21.99
A really different groove from El Michels Affair – but one that reminds us again that the group is really amazing at just about anything they ever try to do! The adult themes here are modes borrowed from older European styles – some of the slinky funk of Serge Gainsbourg and some of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ KhruangbinMordechai ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $12.99 14.99
Fantastic work from Khruangbin – a group with a name that's hard to pronounce, but who just keep getting better and better with each new release – to the point where on this record, they're definitely in a genre by themselves! Khruangbin blend together lean funky instrumentation with ... read more CD

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✨✧ Khruangbin & Leon BridgesTexas Sun EP ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
Khruangbin get a great new sound here – thanks to the vocals and acoustic guitar of Leon Bridges, who bring a whole new dimension to their music! The title and cover of the record are very well-put – as there's this open space to the record that's a bit different than previous outings ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Ghost Funk OrchestraSong For Paul ... LP
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 21.98
A set that's definitely funky, but which maybe has a lot more going on as well – richer production moments that move between ambitious soundscapes and fuzzier freakouts – but all without losing the groove at the core! The record's billed as "mysterious", but really seems to ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ KhruangbinHasta El Cielo (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $19.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes bonus 7 inch of dub mixes by Scientist!)
Also available Hasta El Cielo ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinHasta El Cielo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $14.99
A trippier version of Khruangbin than we're used to – but that's maybe no surprise, given that the whole album's a dub version of the Con Todo El Mundo record – with all the best funky currents of that sweet set, and some wilder modes as well! Drums and bass really get a great workout ... read more CD
Also available Hasta El Cielo (with bonus 7 inch) ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band55 ... LP
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 20.98
A lean take on the double-length self-titled set from this mighty funky combo – one that brings together a range of great funky 45s, plus a few other hefty nuggets! If you don't know the group, they're totally great – as Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band go back to the funkiest moments of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Los SospechosPostales ... LP
Colemine, 2013. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)... $18.99 26.98
Deep funk, but with a compelling twist – bits of South American styles filtering into the mix from time to time, but in subtle ways that never lose the groove! The album's a soundtrack, but works more like a funk album on its own – and is a great full length follow-up to some of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 27.98
A great combo, in a really great setting – the trio of organist Delvon Lamarr, captured in a sweet live radio performance! The tunes are long and open – very much in the group's killer blend of soul jazz and deep funk – with plenty of room for Delvon to soar out on the keys of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
An organ trio, and one with plenty of soul – romping drums, riffing guitar, and some mighty sweet work on the Hammond by Delvon Lamarr! This is the first we've ever heard of the group, but they're rock solid and right on the money – working with a lean, hard style that's completely ... read more CD

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✨✧ KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... CD
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A funky combo, but one with a real difference – as they seem to find whole new corners of the globe in which to work their magic – almost an imagined space of cultural criss-crossing, all set to some mighty funky bass and drums! The core element here is the guitar – which echoes ... read more CD

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✨✧ El Michels AffairReturn To The 37th Chamber (with bonus download) ... LP
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
El Michels return again to the Wu-Tang chambers – and the results this time might even be better than before! Wu-Tang forged their initial sound out of a love of offbeat samples and unusual funk – so it's only fitting that one of the hippest funk groups around strip the music right ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download! Please Note – LP sleeves are variable.)

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✨✧ Rodney JonesSoul Manifesto ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $5.99
A feisty bit of jazz funk with a classic edge, great solo work from guitarist Rodney Jones – very much in the vein of some of the recent jamband titles on Blue Note. The group's a no-nonsense one with a lineup that includes Lonnie Smith on organ, Idris Muhammad on drums, Maceo Parker on alto ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Man (yellow vinyl pressing) ... LP
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $24.99
Ernie Hawks looks right out of the 70s on the cover – with his long hair, fringe jacket, and fiercely-held flute – which he mixes here with some great grooves from the Soul Investigators, in a vibe that's maybe even better than classic! The album's all instrumental, and has this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousEarly Works – Funk, Soul, & Afro Rarities From The Archives (with bonus download) ... LP
ATA (UK), Mid 2010s. New Copy ... $22.99 26.99
A really great little collection – one that's maybe not as "early" as you'd guess from the title, given that most of these tracks are less than a decade old – but a set that really shows the great ear for a classic style that we love from the ATA label! Most of these tracks ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Haggis HornsStand Up For Love ... LP
Haggis (UK), 2020. New Copy ... $26.99
The Haggis Horns just seem to get tighter and tighter with each new record – to a point where they're way more than just another funk combo with a gimmicky name, and have grown into a really great soul group on their own! The rhythms, arrangements, and horns are great – but there's ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ SorcerersSorcerers ... LP
ATA (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $26.99
A contemporary record, but one we'd rank right up there with the moodiest, most exotic African funk albums of the 70s – especially the gems we've discovered through the Ethiopiques series! These guys play in a style that certainly references Ethiopian reeds and keyboard work of the 70s, but ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Shaolin AfronautsFlight Of The Ancients ... LP
Freestyle (UK), 2011. New Copy ... $22.99 29.99
Funky Afro Soul from Oz – the brilliant full length debut of Shaolin Afronauts! Flight Of The Ancients blasts off from the bedrock of 70s West Africa and Ethio funk influences, but their one of the rare few combos who pull it off without it feeling like a retread of past glories. Part of ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ James HunterMinute By Minute ... CD
Fantasy, 2013. Used ... $5.99
James Hunter at the Daptone Studios – working here with Bosco Mann production, and a sound that's much rawer than before! James has always had one hell of a voice, but this time around he also gets a bit more bite in his music too – a funky undercurrent that's more late 60s soul than ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ KatalystNine Lives ... LP
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $32.99 39.99
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Nine Lives ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ KatalystNine Lives ... CD
Alpha Pup, 2021. New Copy ... $18.99 19.99
Warm jazzy goodness from Katalyst – a west coast group comprised of musicians who normally back bigger names in soul, jazz, and hip hop – but who here work in a vibe that's all their own, on a set of tunes that are improvised freely, yet still have a groove! The music is often spacey ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Nine Lives ... LP 32.99

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✨✧ High PulpMutual Attraction Vol 2 EP (2021 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
King Underground (UK), 2021. New Copy ... $22.99
High Pulp take on tunes penned by three great influences – Arthur Verocai, Cassiopea, and Cortex – each of whom get the group's jazzy funk treatment in the process! High Pulp have a lot more jazz in the mix than most contemporary funk groups – a blend of tenor, trumpet, alto, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ Whatitdo Archive GroupBlack Stone Affair ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 2021. New Copy Gatefold ... $26.99 28.99
A set that pretends to be a vintage soundtrack – but one that we can completely forgive for its gimmick, given that the music is so great! This isn't the first time that a contemporary funk group has tried to pass off its music as coming from a rare cinematic source – but the Whatitdo ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Black Stone Affair ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad with AzymuthAzymuth – Jazz Is Dead 4 ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fantastic combination of funky grooves – the studio talents of Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and the Brazilian-tinged fusion of the legendary Azymuth! The jazzy trio are in great form here – tunes that are lean, and which really offer up all the best aspects that the ... read more CD

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead 9 – Instrumentals ... LP
Jazz Is Dead, 2021. New Copy 2LP ... Just Sold Out!
A special set of all-instrumental tracks – culled together from the sessions that went into some of the previous editions of this mighty great series – including collaborations with Gary Bartz, Joao Donato, Marcus Valle, and Roy Ayers! As the title implies, the cuts here are all ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(In a very cool die-cut sliding sleeve!)
Also available Jazz Is Dead 9 – Instrumentals ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed MuhammadJazz Is Dead ... CD
Jazz Is Dead, 2020. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
Maybe the most fantastic record to date from the hands of Adrian Younge – a project done in collaboration with Ali Shaheed Muhammad, and one that features guest appearances from some of the musical giants who first inspired Dusty Groove many years Back! The core energy of the set comes from ... read more CD

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✨✧ Poets Of RhythmPoets Of Rhythm Anthology – 1992 to 2003 ... CD
Daptone, 1990s/Early 2000s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
Incredible funk from The Poets Of Rhythm – one of the hardest and heaviest groups in the deep funk underground – and one of the first, too – given that most of the work here pre-dates efforts by all the rest of the Daptone and Soul Fire generation! Long before there was even a ... read more CD

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✨✧ Black PumasBlack Pumas (2CD deluxe edition) ... CD
ATO, 2019. New Copy 2CD ... $14.99 15.99
Soulful sounds from Black Pumas – a collaboration between singer Eric Burton and the great Adrian Quesada – the latter an instrumentalist and producer that you'll know from a variety of different funky projects over the years! This set might well be Adrian's ticket to the big time ... read more CD
(Deluxe edition with 11 bonus tracks!)
Also available Black Pumas (2LP deluxe edition – gold & red/black marble vinyl pressing) ... LP 31.99

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✨✧ Du-RitesPressure (10 inch EP) ... LP
Old Maid/Ilegalia, 2021. New Copy ... $13.99
A sweet little 10" album from the Du-Rites – just a duo, but one who manage to serve up just as much funk as a much larger group! In truth, this time around the pair have a few guest vocalists – although most of the tracks are still instrumentals, with the familiar blend of heavy ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Du-RitesJheri Curl/Du-Vibrations ... 7-inch
Ilegalia, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
There's plenty of hard drums at the start of "Jheri Curl" – very much in a classic break style, but complicated by a very cool bassline too – while riffing guitar makes all these spooky sounds throughout, matched by a bit of cool vocalizations! "Du-Vibrations" has ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dusty Fingers OrchestraDramatic Underscores ... LP
Dusty Fingers, 2020. New Copy ... $15.99
A really great project from Dusty Fingers – the beat-digging collective who turned countless producers and hip hop DJs onto the world of sound library grooves back in the 90s, thanks to their legendary collections! This album has the DF team almost returning the favor – using the title ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Marva Whitney with Osaka MonaurailI Am What I Am (Japanese pressing) ... CD
Shout (Japan), 2006. Used ... $16.99
The legendary Marva Whitney's never sounded better – thanks to some incredible backings by Osaka Monaurail – the current funk combo who return Marva's vocals to the greatness of her years with James Brown! The sound here is lean and mean – that razor-sharp approach to funky soul ... (Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
(Out of print, includes obi.)

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✨✧ Candice Monique & The OpticsIn My Soul ... CD
Freestyle (UK), 2010. Used ... $4.99
A mix of funky storytelling and sharp modern soul from Candice Monique – a singer and poet – backed well by The Optics! The title track kinds things off with a mix of stripped down, but cleanly thumping funky soul and Candice in closer to a spoken word funk chanteuse mode, but she ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Karl Hector & The MalcounsCan't Stand The Pressure ... CD
Now Again, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 15.98
The first-ever CD issue of a range of material from this ultra-hip group – all tracks that originally appeared on vinyl-only releases, now making their CD debut in an overstuffed collection that features 24 tracks in all! The vibe here is great – that Karl Hector & The Malcouns mix ... read more CD

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✨✧ JohnnyKarl Hector Presents Johnny ... LP
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $23.99 26.98
A whole new side of funky genius for Karl Hector – aka JJ Whitefield, of Poets Of Rhythm fame – a set that takes off from his previous Afro Funk albums with The Macouns, but which has an even more stripped-down vibe overall! The group is just a trio – with Ebo Taylor's son Henry, ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Karl Hector Presents Johnny ... CD 14.99

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✨✧ JohnnyKarl Hector Presents Johnny ... CD
Now Again, 2021. New Copy ... $14.99 15.98
A whole new side of funky genius for Karl Hector – aka JJ Whitefield, of Poets Of Rhythm fame – a set that takes off from his previous Afro Funk albums with The Macouns, but which has an even more stripped-down vibe overall! The group is just a trio – with Ebo Taylor's son Henry, ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Karl Hector Presents Johnny ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Orquesta Akokan16 Rayos (crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing) ... LP
Daptone, 2021. New Copy ... $20.99 21.99
Bold rays of sunlight from Orquesta Akokan – a contemporary group, but one who recorded this set in Havana's legendary Egrem Studios – which is part of the very classic vibe throughout! There's plenty of younger Latin combos that have been serving up old school modes in recent years ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition crimson & canary swirl vinyl pressing – includes download!)

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✨✧ Afro Soul ProphecyHeat In The City ... LP
Schema (Italy), 2021. New Copy ... $28.99 32.98
A bright new groove on the Schema Records label – but one that features work from some of the company's real heavyweights in recent years – as the album was conceived and produced by Lucio Cantone (aka Invisible Session), and features tunes written by the funky Alex Puddu – all in ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Heat In The City ... CD 18.99
 
 



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