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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✨✧ Como MamasMove Upstairs ... CD
Daptone, 2017. Used ... $6.99
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 CD
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Move Upstairs ... CD 12.99
Move Upstairs (limited white colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHoliday Soul Party ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $13.99 14.99
A wonderful Holiday set from Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – easily one of the coolest albums you'll ever hope to spin in December! The group really recreate the vibe of a classic Christmas soul album – like records from James Brown or Stevie Wonder – and do an excellent job ... (Holiday Music, Deep Funk) read more CD

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✨✧ Grand Slam with Gary Mudbone CooperFunk Cruisin' – The Neverending Voyage (CD & DVD) ... CD
TNT Productions (Germany), 2017. Used CD & DVD ... $11.99
A contemporary group from overseas, but one who've drank heavily from the George Clinton P-Funk brew of the 70s – and found a great way to bring the sound forward for the 21st Century! The work here is very much in the best late P-Funk mode – bassy, but never too uptight – played ... read more CD
Also available Funk Cruisin' – The Neverending Voyage (includes bonus DVD) ... LP 21.99

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✨✧ Souljazz OrchestraUnder Burning Skies ... LP
Strut, 2017. New Copy Gatefold ... $22.99 23.99
Excellent work from Souljazz Orchestra – a group who've consistently been one of the strongest contemporary Afro Funk ensembles for the past decade or so! There's a richness to the Souljazz approach that sets them apart from other groups that might just be going through the motions – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk) read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Under Burning Skies ... CD 13.99

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✨✧ James Hunter SixHold On! ... CD
Daptone, 2016. Used ... $5.99
The great James Hunter – sounding even better than before – thanks to sock-solid soul production from Daptone Records! James already recorded at Daptone Studios before – for his previous record – but this set's completely in the hands of the label, from top to bottom – ... read more CD
(Penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Saun & StarrLook Closer ... CD
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $12.99 13.98
The mighty debut of Saun & Starr – a female soul duo who have been best known for their backing work behind Sharon Jones – stepping out here into the spotlight with some great support from the Dap-Kings! Although funky, the duo also have more of a deep soul approach than Sharon ... read more CD

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✨✧ Medeski, Martin & WoodDropper ... CD
Blue Note, 2000. Used ... $2.99
A return to funky grooving for Medeski, Martin, & Wood – and a slamming set that really captures the energy of the group in performance! The trio move effortlessly through tight Hammond grooving and off-beat jazzy piano work, riffing hard in the jam-band mode that's made them a huge ... read more CD
(Out of print, penmark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Menahan Street BandMake The Road By Walking ... CD
Dunham/Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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 CD

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✨✧ Rodney JonesSoul Manifesto ... CD
Blue Note, 2001. Used ... $4.99
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. Promo stamp on CD, mark through barcode.)

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✨✧ Philadelphia ExperimentPhiladelphia Experiment ... CD
Ropeadope/Atlantic, 2001. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Sweetly funky grooves from the Philly underground! The Philadelphia Experiment is a great trio featuring drummer Ahmir Thompson (from The Roots), jazz bassist Christian McBride, and keyboardist Uri Caine, who plays some great Fender Rhodes and Hammond B-3 on the set! The core grooves are by the ... read more CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... CD
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
Sugaray Rayford looks like a vintage soul singer on the cover, and he sounds like one too – here on an album that may well be the first time he really found his groove! Previous Rayford efforts have been a bit more blues-based, but the approach here goes strongly for a deep funk style – ... read more CD
Also available World That We Live In ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Sugaray RayfordWorld That We Live In ... LP
Blind Faith/Transistor Sound, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 19.98
Sugaray Rayford looks like a vintage soul singer on the cover, and he sounds like one too – here on an album that may well be the first time he really found his groove! Previous Rayford efforts have been a bit more blues-based, but the approach here goes strongly for a deep funk style – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
Also available World That We Live In ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Will Sessions featuring Amp FiddlerKindred Live (colored vinyl) ... LP
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy ... $15.99 17.98
A fantastic step forward for Detroit's hip Will Sessions combo – a set that's every bit as funky as their previous work, but also has a soaring fusion vibe as well! Amp Fiddler's with the group on keyboards – and with his help, they hit sort of a Bitches Brew vibe here – a style ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Gold colored vinyl!)
Also available Kindred Live ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Shawn Lee's Ping Pong OrchestraTechstar – Original Score (2017 Black Friday Release) ... LP
Silver Fox/Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy ... $17.99
A instrumental space funk opus from Shawn Lee – the first new album credited to his Ping Pong Orchestra in a few years – covering the far reaches of the cosmos for the spaciest strains of Sound Library funk, stuttering electro, synthy soul, clubby disco and more! Wildly diverse while ... read more LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 1000.)

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✨✧ Will Sessions featuring Amp FiddlerKindred Live ... CD
Sessions Sounds, 2017. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic step forward for Detroit's hip Will Sessions combo – a set that's every bit as funky as their previous work, but also has a soaring fusion vibe as well! Amp Fiddler's with the group on keyboards – and with his help, they hit sort of a Bitches Brew vibe here – a style ... read more CD
Also available Kindred Live (colored vinyl) ... LP 15.99

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✨✧ Bob & Gene/InversionsIt's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know)/Version ... 7-inch
Daptone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
A sweet take on this tune by Bob & Gene – given a Jamaican groove on both sides, thanks to help from The Inversions! The main cut bubbles along with a bit of a rocksteady vibe next to the duo's vocals – still very much the main song at the core, but augmented with a Kingston soul ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Georgia Soul CouncilWhat's For Breakfast ... LP
Dig, 2017. New Copy ... $14.99
Grits, bacon, and biscuits on top of a Hammond B3? The record's already got our attention, and we haven't even heard the music! Fortunately, we're already in love with these guys – as they really wowed us with their previous album, and seem to have sharpened their groove even more – ... read more LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Charlie Hunter & Leon ParkerDuo ... CD
Blue Note, 1999. Used ... $1.99
(Jazz, Deep Funk) CD
(Out of print, small cutout notch through spine.)
 
 



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