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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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✨✧ DaktarisSoul Explosion (indie exclusive colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Desco/Daptone, 1998. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99 19.99
One of the greatest grooves from the legendary Desco Records years – a brilliant album of modern Afro Funk done by The Daktaris – in a groove that's just as hard-hitting as any of Fela's work from the 70s! The album was one of the first to bring back an older African style to current ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)

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✨✧ CochemeaSong Of Happiness/Stranded In Space ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A debut solo single by Cochemea Gastelum of the Dap-Kings – one that feature some mighty nice Varitone sax on "Song Of Happiness" – kind of a snakey soul jazz number with a great late 60s Eddie Harris vibe! "Stranded In Space" has more great Varitone – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles BradleyBlack Velvet ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $13.99 18.99
The great Charles Bradley left this planet all too soon – and although we've got this final album of music to enjoy, it's only a partial consolation for Bradley's early departure! The set's maybe a bit like some of the albums of Otis Redding material that were issued after his passing – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes download!)
Also available Black Velvet ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Orquesta AkokanOrquesta Akokan (with download) ... LP
Daptone, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
A record that may well single-handedly mark the huge shift in American/Cuban relations in years to come – as the set's a tremendous project between the New York forces of Daptone Records, and the overlooked genius of the younger scene in Havana! Make no mistake, this isn't your usual Daptone ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Como MamasMove Upstairs ... LP
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
A second fantastic set from this Mississippi gospel trio – and one that mixes their heavenly vocals with a bit of Daptone Records funk! The set's produced by Bosco Mann, who also plays bass in the quartet that backs up the singers – and the groove is raw and gritty, with a vibe that ... (Gospel, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyChanges (with download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $14.99 18.99
Jaw-dropping work from Charles Bradley – a stunning album that's maybe his best so far – and that's saying a hell of a lot, given the quality of his previous work! There's a focus and power here that really puts Charles on top – from the bold statement at the start of the record, ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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✨✧ Budos BandBurnt Offering ... LP
Daptone, 2014. New Copy Gatefold ... $14.99 17.98
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Burnt Offering ... CD 8.99

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandCrossing (with bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2012. New Copy 2LP ... $14.99 15.99
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes code for digital download.)

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✨✧ Charles BradleyNo Time For Dreaming (plus download) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2011. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
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 ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Vinyl version includes code for full album download.)

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band III (includes bonus download) ... LP
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $13.99 15.99
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a coupon for digital download.)

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $12.99
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings100 Days 100 Nights ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $13.99
They might be borrowing her band, but they sure can't dampen her soul – because Sharon Jones is strongly back in action, and sounding funkier and more deeply soulful than ever! Given that Sharon wasn't singing back in the 60s, it's hard to think we'd be calling her the real deal – but ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band 2 ... LP
Daptone, 2007. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the hippest groups going in the deep funk underground – a combo who play way more than just conventional funk – and who manage to embrace a whole host of classic influences at once! Echoes of older Latin, African, and soundtrack-styled grooves sift together beautifully in this ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budos Band 2 ... CD 6.99

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✨✧ Budos BandBudos Band ... LP
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $13.99
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Budos Band ... CD 7.99

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✨✧ SouliveNext ... CD
Blue Note, 2002. Used ... $3.99
This funky combo kicks it hard on their second Blue Note album – expanding the group a bit more to include an alto player, which makes for a nice choppy jazz funk sound! The record's got a few appearances by famous guests – including Amel Larrieux, Black Thought, Talib Kweli & Hi ... read more CD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)

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✨✧ SouliveTurn It Out ... CD
Velour, 1999. Used ... $7.99
New York is what is funky! This is a killer new release by a small organ jazz combo from the Big Apple – and they are definitely worthy members of the city's great end-of-the century funk scene that includes Medeski Martin & Wood, Sugarman Three, and The Other Side! The band have ... read more CD
(Mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ SouliveTurn It Out Remixed ... CD
Velour, 2003. Used ... $5.99
Soulive's funky funky Turn It Out album gets remixed – in a way that pushes that work way past the original! The choice of talents associated with the project is very strong – and the music is stretched to new limits with the addition of hip hop beats, MCs, and some other great ... read more CD
(Barcode has a cutout hole.)

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✨✧ Sha La DasLove In The Wind (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Dunham/Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $17.99 18.99
The cover sticker bills this one as sounding like a lost collaboration between the Beach Boys and Delfonics – although for our money, we'd lean a bit more towards the latter – as the Sha La Das have a surprisingly strong approach to harmony soul! Instrumentation and production are much ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Daptone Authorized Dealer version – on colored vinyl. Quantities limited! Includes download.)
Also available Love In The Wind ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ BadbadnotgoodIV (with download) ... LP
Innovative Leisure, 2016. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $19.99 20.98
Badbadnotgood have always been pretty damn great, actually – and never better than on album IV – a remarkable step forward for the group! As ever, they take inspiration from some of the best prog, jazz, funk (and proggy jazz funk...they blend) of the 70s and beyond, but weave it into ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Beat Konducta (Madlib)Beat Konducta Vol 1 – Movie Scenes ... LP
Stones Throw, 2005. New Copy ... $16.99 17.99
A platter of Madlib beats – the first in a series of instrumental hip hop from 'Lib's Beat Konducta (formerly Beat Conductor) moniker! Madlib's production work has always had a filmic groove, and this set collects and assembles the most cinematic of said beats into an (unsurprisingly) ... (Hip Hop, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Baker BrothersTen Paces ... CD
Arse (UK), 2003. Used ... $11.99
Funky music just got even better – as the Baker Brothers take things to the next level! This totally great debut set has a really amazing approach to funk – kind of a non-stop, no-holds-barred style that rips away with a sound that's fiercer and stronger than even most other groups in ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ OrgoneReasons ... LP
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Reasons ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ OrgoneReasons ... CD
Killion Sound, 2019. New Copy ... $10.99
Orgone just seem to get better and better as the years go on – from a more standard funk combo to one who've really found their own groove – which they seem to push even further here with the addition of singer Adryon De Leon – a vocalist who really helps bring some focus to their ... read more CD
Also available Reasons ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... LP
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $15.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Garner Poems ... CD 9.99

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✨✧ Mourning A BLKstarGarner Poems ... CD
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A fantastically righteous set – a blend of funk and politics that we haven't heard done this well since the 70s – even though the whole record is aimed at dealing with contemporary issues – as you might guess from the title's reference to the late Eric Garner! The set's dedicated ... (Neo Soul, Deep Funk) read more CD
Also available Garner Poems ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ El Michels Affair with Lee FieldsNever Be Another You (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Lee Fields fronts El Michels Affair – and his deep soul vocals are a perfect fit for their slow funk groove! The core tune already has a strong reggae vibe – different than other El Michel's music, but still done with that deep, dark quality in the rhythms – and the flipside ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band1 Thing/Hoola Hoop ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
There's a great old school vibe to "1 Thing" – beats that are maybe a bit more South Bronx than usual for Bacao, but via a "Funky Nassau" sort of energy too! The steel drums make some great sounds over the grooves – and "Hoola Hoop" continues a hip hop ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 CD

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✨✧ OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read more CD

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✨✧ El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsNever Be Another You/Lover Man ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
A fantastic cut from Lee Fields – one that begins with almost a Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beat on the intro – then adds in this weeping piano, ala Hi Records, and really blossoms when Lee's deep soul vocals come into play! The flipside features "Lover Man" – a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandScorpio/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsIt Rains Love/Will I Get Off Easy ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A cracker from the legendary Lee Fields – a tune that takes things at a nicely easygoing pace in the rhythms, with loads of excellent El Michels production touches – which leaves Lee right out front to crackle the lyrics with a hell of a lot of charm! "Will I Get Off Easy" ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... Just Sold Out!
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ KhruangbinCon Todo El Mundo ... LP
Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $14.99
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 LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download.)

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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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✨✧ El Michels AffairSounding Out The City ... LP
Truth & Soul/Big Crown, 2005. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Easily one of the greatest new funk records of the 21st Century – and a set that goes way beyond some of the cliches that are currently gripping others in the deep funk underground! El Michels Affair have a cool, easygoing style to their music – one that's as much 70s jazz as it is 60s ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Grupo MagneticoPositivo ... LP
Athens Of The North (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
An album recorded in Scotland, but done with all the strong fire as some of our favorite Latin classics from the New York scene! These guys are fantastic, right from the start – tight percussion, mighty sharp horns, and this great use of Fender Rhodes that recalls those late 70s moments when ... (Latin, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Positivo ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Lucky Brown & The SGsMesquite Suite ... LP
Tramp (Germany), 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $24.99
Lucky Brown is hiding under a skull on the cover – but he really lets his freak flag fly on the album – working with his cool combo in an offbeat mix of funky styles that are as tight as they are unusual! Echoes of Ethio, Afro, Latin, and other global funk modes drift in and out of the ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 505!)

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✨✧ MildlifePhase ... LP
Research (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $22.99
Funky jazz, but with plenty of keyboards that really trip things out – lots of long moogy runs that really make things sound great – especially when they're balanced out by Fender Rhodes! These guys seem to start in the territory of 70s electric jazz – especially the funkier sort ... (Jazz, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Phase (with bonus track) ... CD 22.99

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✨✧ New MastersoundsRenewable Energy (with bonus download) ... LP
One Note (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
The New Mastersounds must have their own source of renewable energy – as they've been giving us great records for many years now, and still are strongly on top of their game! The core quartet is driven by the funky drums of Simon Allen, the bumping bass of Pete Shand, the sweet keyboards of ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet soul from Jonny Benavidez – a singer who's got a voice that takes us back to the late 60s era of work by Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan – and who comes across here in an equally heartbreaking mode! Cold Diamond & Mink provide some nicely stepping grooves in the background, warmed ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Brian EllisDeep Clues ... LP
Hobo Camp, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99 22.98
A soulful solo set from Brian Ellis – a keyboardist we know from more jazz-based projects in recent years, but who really soars out here in a warmly sunny mode! Brian handles everything on the album himself – working like some LA maestro from the 70s in a multi-track studio – and ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Seven ElevenHot 'n' Funky ... CD
JJ Tracks (Holland), 2003. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print original CD pressing, not a CDr. Small cutout notch through spine.)
 
 



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