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Rudy De AndaMirror/Los Canarios (green vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
A sweet little number with a sunny California vibe – equal parts rock and soul, with a guitar line that fades in to echo the waves of the surf – while Rudy De Anda delivers a vocal over romping drums! "Los Canarios" is slower, with plenty of echoey guitar tripping over slow beats – while Rudy's vocals lurk more in the background, especially when a stronger fuzz guitar comes into the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited green colored vinyl pressing.)

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Kelly FinniganTales People Tell ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 13.99
A killer debut from soul singer Kelly Finnigan – an artist who's got years of experience under his belt, working on other folks' projects – finally out in the spotlight on his own! Kelly's a blue-eyed singer, but has a voice that crackles with a classic soul rasp – set up here in the kind of deep soul, funk-based backings you'd expect from the record's placement on the Colemine label! Drums are heavy, arrangements are full, horns are tight, and there's some great organ lines that burn alongside Kelly's vocals – to really give the whole thing a deeply-rooted southern soul quality. Finnigan produced the whole thing himself – and titles include "I Called You Back Baby", "Freedom", "Can't Let Him Down", "I Don't Wanna Wait", "I'll Never Love Again", "Smoking & Drinking", "Every Time It Rains", and "Since I Don't Have You Anymore". CD
Also available Tales People Tell ... LP 18.99

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Kelly FinniganTales People Tell ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99 21.98
A killer debut from soul singer Kelly Finnigan – an artist who's got years of experience under his belt, working on other folks' projects – finally out in the spotlight on his own! Kelly's a blue-eyed singer, but has a voice that crackles with a classic soul rasp – set up here in the kind of deep soul, funk-based backings you'd expect from the record's placement on the Colemine label! Drums are heavy, arrangements are full, horns are tight, and there's some great organ lines that burn alongside Kelly's vocals – to really give the whole thing a deeply-rooted southern soul quality. Finnigan produced the whole thing himself – and titles include "I Called You Back Baby", "Freedom", "Can't Let Him Down", "I Don't Wanna Wait", "I'll Never Love Again", "Smoking & Drinking", "Every Time It Rains", and "Since I Don't Have You Anymore". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Tales People Tell ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Ghost Funk OrchestraSong For Paul ... CD
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
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 come from the talents of Seth Applebaum – a great producer and arranger who manages to keep all the tight elements at the core, including some great bass and drums – while also letting things freak out up top a bit more – almost as if David Axelrod were given the chance to work with some of the younger funk combos in recent years. There's a bit of trippy vocals, but most of the set is instrumental – and titles include "Seven Eight", "Spirits In The Distance", "Broken Boogaloo", "Isaac Hayes", "Slow Down", "Kaddish", and "Modern Scene". CD
Also available Song For Paul (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Ghost Funk OrchestraSong For Paul (colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $18.99
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 come from the talents of Seth Applebaum – a great producer and arranger who manages to keep all the tight elements at the core, including some great bass and drums – while also letting things freak out up top a bit more – almost as if David Axelrod were given the chance to work with some of the younger funk combos in recent years. There's a bit of trippy vocals, but most of the set is instrumental – and titles include "Seven Eight", "Spirits In The Distance", "Broken Boogaloo", "Isaac Hayes", "Slow Down", "Kaddish", and "Modern Scene". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition colored vinyl pressing – with download!)
Also available Song For Paul ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Barbara HowardI Don't Want Your Love/The Man Above (pink vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Remined/Colemine, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 8.99
A rare non-album track from Barbara Howard – and a completely badass bit of female funk that may well be one of the heaviest tunes we've ever heard from the singer! The cut moves nice and fast – congas working with organ lines and quick-riffing guitar – while Howard trades fierce lyrics with her backup singers! "The Man Above" is a slow-stepping number with a great mellow vibe – spiritual, but secular slinky too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pink vinyl pressing.)

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Barbara HowardOn The Rise ... CD
Remined/Colemine, 1970. New Copy ... $10.99
A lost Ohio soul treasure – the initial effort by a singer with a hell of a voice, but one who languished in obscurity after the poor response to this debut LP! Barbara Howard really knocks it out of the park here – singing like a deep soul diva with a hell of a lot of power and focus – but also moving effortlessly through material from a variety of modes, often given a bit of a jazzy twist in the backings – almost as if Howard's trying to be the southern soul answer to Nancy Wilson on Capitol Records! There's maybe a Spanky Wilson vibe to the whole thing – with a similar punch in the arrangements – and titles include "The Man Above", "Save Your Love For Me", "Light My Fire", "My Song", "I Need You", "Welcome Home", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "For Once In My Life". CD
Also available On The Rise ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ Barbara HowardOn The Rise ... LP
Remined/Colemine, 1970. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A lost Ohio soul treasure – the initial effort by a singer with a hell of a voice, but one who languished in obscurity after the poor response to this debut LP! Barbara Howard really knocks it out of the park here – singing like a deep soul diva with a hell of a lot of power and focus – but also moving effortlessly through material from a variety of modes, often given a bit of a jazzy twist in the backings – almost as if Howard's trying to be the southern soul answer to Nancy Wilson on Capitol Records! There's maybe a Spanky Wilson vibe to the whole thing – with a similar punch in the arrangements – and titles include "The Man Above", "Save Your Love For Me", "Light My Fire", "My Song", "I Need You", "Welcome Home", "You've Made Me So Very Happy", and "For Once In My Life". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing. Includes the download card.)
Also available On The Rise ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin EP ... LP
Colemine, 2009. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
Hard Steppin funky sounds from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences! The group is young and doesn't take the task of honoring the pioneers of these sounds lightly – but the reverence isn't weighty or overbearing, and it's more about the getting the floorshaking groove spot on – which they do! The slower numbers are just as nice, on this debut EP – and titles include "Hard Steppin", "The Prisoner", "No Answer", "Afro Fred" and "Up In The Trees". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind ... CD
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the core – and dosed throughout with a really cool, very twangy guitar! The mix of elements is great – almost as if a chicha guitarist wandered into sessions for an Afro Funk record, and convinced the rest of the guys to work in more small combo modes, in a way that allows the guitar a great presence in the sound, as it washes over most of the tunes with a strong sense of color! Titles include "Hammer Into Anvil", "Horses", "Mary's Corner", "Not Another Drop", "Unqualified", and "No Going Back". CD
Also available Kings Left Behind (pink vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP 20.99

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Ikebe ShakedownKings Left Behind (pink vinyl pressing – with download) ... LP
Colemine, 2019. New Copy Gatefold ... $20.99 24.98
It's hard to imagine these kings being left behind, as the sound of Ikebe Shakedown just keeps getting bolder and more majestic with each new release – a very special strand of deep funk, with a blend of horns that you might find in a more Afro-styled band, mixed with tighter rhythms at the core – and dosed throughout with a really cool, very twangy guitar! The mix of elements is great – almost as if a chicha guitarist wandered into sessions for an Afro Funk record, and convinced the rest of the guys to work in more small combo modes, in a way that allows the guitar a great presence in the sound, as it washes over most of the tunes with a strong sense of color! Titles include "Hammer Into Anvil", "Horses", "Mary's Corner", "Not Another Drop", "Unqualified", and "No Going Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited pink colored vinyl pressing – includes download!)
Also available Kings Left Behind ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2019. Used ... $8.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at the start of the 70s – particularly ultra-hip work from the Philly and New Jersey scenes, where sweet and funky soul modes could exist in equal space – and come up with results that are every bit as great! The core funky instrumentation from the group is still in place - but there's also larger arrangements with a bit of strings and vocals – really opening up the tunes, and somehow underscoring their more righteous currents in a way that smaller instrumentation would never do. Jones sounds better than ever – as if he's been waiting for a chance like this to really take off – and titles include "Morning In America", "Circles", "True Love", "Walk Away", "Long Way Home", "Sea Gets Hotter", "How Can I Be Sure", "Listen To Your Heart", and "Court Of Love". CD
Also available American Love Call ... CD 12.99

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... CD
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99 13.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at the start of the 70s – particularly ultra-hip work from the Philly and New Jersey scenes, where sweet and funky soul modes could exist in equal space – and come up with results that are every bit as great! The core funky instrumentation from the group is still in place - but there's also larger arrangements with a bit of strings and vocals – really opening up the tunes, and somehow underscoring their more righteous currents in a way that smaller instrumentation would never do. Jones sounds better than ever – as if he's been waiting for a chance like this to really take off – and titles include "Morning In America", "Circles", "True Love", "Walk Away", "Long Way Home", "Sea Gets Hotter", "How Can I Be Sure", "Listen To Your Heart", and "Court Of Love". CD
Also available American Love Call ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsAmerican Love Call ... LP
Colemine/Dead Oceans, 2018. New Copy ... $18.99
Man, these guys just keep on getting better – and this time around, Durand Jones & The Indications deliver a record that's way more than just another funk band with a lead singer! Instead, there's a depth and complexity to this set that takes us back to our favorite indie soul albums at the start of the 70s – particularly ultra-hip work from the Philly and New Jersey scenes, where sweet and funky soul modes could exist in equal space – and come up with results that are every bit as great! The core funky instrumentation from the group is still in place - but there's also larger arrangements with a bit of strings and vocals – really opening up the tunes, and somehow underscoring their more righteous currents in a way that smaller instrumentation would never do. Jones sounds better than ever – as if he's been waiting for a chance like this to really take off – and titles include "Morning In America", "Circles", "True Love", "Walk Away", "Long Way Home", "Sea Gets Hotter", "How Can I Be Sure", "Listen To Your Heart", and "Court Of Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available American Love Call ... CD 12.99

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsDurand Jones & The Indications ... LP
Colemine, 2016. Near Mint- ... $16.99
Easily one of the best deep soul albums we've heard in years – new work by a singer who hails from Indiana, but who's able to give the best from Memphis and Muscle Shoals a real run for their money! Durand Jones isn't one of these cats who's trying to fake it with a few retro touches – and instead, he gets right to the heart of the matter, right from the very first note – with a deep vocal approach that's rivaled by a rare few in the contemporary scene – maybe Lee Fields (and maybe that's it!) The vocals are perfect – never forced or cliched, and really right on the money – and the Indications do a great job, too – with these lean backings that never overwhelm, yet really help keep things funky. Hats off to drummer Aaron Frazier and guitarist Blake Rhein, who wrote most of the songs on the record with Jones – and titles include "Make A Change", "Can't Keep My Cool", "Groovy Babe", "Giving Up", "Now I'm Gone", and "Is It Any Wonder". LP, Vinyl record album
(Later pressing in a non-gatefold cover.)

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of the late 60s & early 70s – and we're lucky to have in a contemporary group! "Put A Smile On My Face" might be even better, another raw but tender soul tune with a lean vibe, this one with a prominent organ groove. Durand's win streak continues! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". CD

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99 13.98
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 the Hammond, and remind us again what a massive younger talent he is on the instrument! If you like the group's funky 45s, you'll find yourself really loving this live set – and the whole thing's only got us eager to keep on following the great growth of this group. Titles include a sweet remake of the Curtis Mayfield tune "Move On Up" – plus "Concussion", "I Don't Want To Play That", "Tacoma Block Party", "South Leo St Stomp", and "Memphis". CD

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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 hip 45 work we've heard from the Colemine label – showing that they may well be on the deeper path of a label like Daptone! The added elements make for some hip exotic inflections from time to time – almost echoes of El Michels, but in a different way – and titles include "Pablo's Dilemma", "High Noon", "Sigamos El Sol", "El Conquistador", "Nadie Puede Escpar", "Andean Folk Song", and "Mirror Door". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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OrgoneUndercover Mixtape ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $23.99
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 – and speaking of inspiration, the group pay tribute to some of their heroes – by taking on tunes by The Meters, Funkadelic, Rufus Thomas, Booker T & The MGs, and many others – but all at a level that makes the tunes completely their own. With Colemine on hand to co-present the record, there's a definite love of heavy funk in the whole production – both on the soulful vocal cuts, and the album's great instrumentals. Titles include "The Black Five", "Cynthy-Ruth", "Think", "Nobody's Fault But Mine", "Breakdown", "Melting Pot", "It's Serious", "It Ain't No Use", "Cosmic Slop", and "Let Me Be Your Love Maker". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
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 when Chicago soul was cusping at the end of the 60s – hitting more progressive themes, and really exploding with power – which is definitely what Ben and the group do here, thanks to sharp, soulful backings – and lots of backup vocals that almost put Piriani's lead in the company of groups like The Artistics or Lost Generation. Unlike other singers who try to go back, but usually just go for the easy marks, Ben's really got his sound just right here – and is one of the best blue-eyed soul singers we've heard in years. Titles include "How Do I Talk To My Brother", "Light Of My Life", "Try Love", "Not One More Tear", "Can't Get Out Your Own Way", "You Brought The Rain", and "Dreamin's For Free". CD
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP 18.99

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Ben PiraniHow Do I Talk To My Brother? ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... $18.99
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 when Chicago soul was cusping at the end of the 60s – hitting more progressive themes, and really exploding with power – which is definitely what Ben and the group do here, thanks to sharp, soulful backings – and lots of backup vocals that almost put Piriani's lead in the company of groups like The Artistics or Lost Generation. Unlike other singers who try to go back, but usually just go for the easy marks, Ben's really got his sound just right here – and is one of the best blue-eyed soul singers we've heard in years. Titles include "How Do I Talk To My Brother", "Light Of My Life", "Try Love", "Not One More Tear", "Can't Get Out Your Own Way", "You Brought The Rain", and "Dreamin's For Free". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available How Do I Talk To My Brother? ... CD 11.99

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Ben PiraniLight Of My Life/Dreamin's For Free ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
The first single from neo-classic soul singer Ben Pirani! "Light Of My Life" does a pretty great job of melding old school styles, from organ and hand percussion, to richer, fuller sounds with horns and harmonies – but it's Ben's voice that gives it all the more credibility. "Dreamin's For Free" is just as solid, and has a nice bit of strings in the mix, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rugged NuggetsRugged Walk/Take Me With You ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
Guitar, bass, and drums all really seem to love each other to death at the start of "Rugged Walk" – coming on with a unified groove that's peppered with horns in just the right way – while the guitar kind of wangles a bit of a solo next to a trumpet, and the whole thing bristles in just the right mix of trippy and funky! "Take Me With You" has a cool keyboard glow next to the breaking drums – kind of a slow sparkle that brings a slight dose of class to the spare funky tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soul ScratchAmerica/We All Bleed The Same ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
There's a fantastic riffing guitar that kicks off "America" – this fast-strutting groove that's supported by just the right drum beats – making for a monstrous bit of fast-chugging soul that's perfect for the raspy raw vocals! "We All Bleed The Same" has these really majestic horns – blasting out a message amidst organ weeps and guitar sparkles – while the lead vocals ring out with the righteous power of some lost 70s soul tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Neal FrancisThese Are The Days/Changes (part 1) (blue vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Neal Francis lays down a warm blue-eyed groove here – a tune that's got a nice sort of glow that remind us of that moment when soulful styles were percolating through other genres in the 70s mainstream – almost with the kind of uplifting vibe that would have sounded great on an AM radio! "Changes" is part smooth soul, part 70s AOR – especially in the way that his vocals are produced with lots of wavy touches around the edges! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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✨✧ Thee SinseersIt Was Only A Dream/I Don't Mind ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really laidback bit of harmony soul – even more slow-stepping and mellow than most of the cuts from back in the day – so much so that it only even adds more of a heartbreaking vibe to the tune! The cut's backed with a nice cover of the James Brown tune "I Don't Mind" – done in a way that's maybe more conventional, and which has this fantastic late nite, hard-burning vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ True LovesFamous Last Words/Dirty ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
True Loves come on strong with this one – horns blasting out with a joyous funky vibe before the drums and guitar even kick in – then dancing together with effortless energy that really keeps things moving! There's a nice percussion break in the middle – and the cut's backed by "Dirty", which has a bit more organ in the mix, making the whole thing almost feel like a meeting between The Meters and JBs! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kelly FinniganI Don't Wanna Wait/It's Not That Easy ... 7-inch
Colemine, New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A nice solo single from Monophonics singer Kelly Finnigan – stepping out nicely on the slow funk ballad "I Don't Wanna Wait" – a cut that's got lots of wonderful 70s sweet soul touches on the production, but funky drums at the core! Finnigan moves nicely between deep and sweet soul – a bit like Lee Fields in this mode – and the flipside has the style of a great 70s southern soul ballad – almost Hi Records in approach, with a gentle sort of glow! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousSoul Slabs Vol 1 ... LP
Colemine, 2010s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
A very well-titled set – given that the Colemine Records label has given us some mighty soulful slabs of wax in recent years! Although a small label, in the hinterland of Ohio, Colemine is fast rising to be one of the coolest funk labels in the world – right up there on a par with older classics like Desco and Soul Fire, and almost able to challenge the supremacy of the Daptone sound! Yet Colemine is also a bit more wide-ranging than some of those other labels, too – as you'll hear in the rich array of sounds within – all pulled from previous funky 45s on the label, many of which are out of print – and presented here in a fantastic full length set. Titles include "Don't Get Caught" by The Droptones, "Yo Todo Tu Yo" by The Rugged Nuggets, "Street Sweeper" by The Grease Traps, "Like Yesterday" by The Monophonics, "Pacified" by Soul Scratch, "Remember When" by Leroi Conroy, "Jesse's Jing" by In Motion Collective, "Next To You" by Gene Washington & The Ironsides, and "Suction" by On The Spot Trio. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ Wesley Bright & The HoneytonesHappiness/You Don't Want Me ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The bass moves fast, the guitar riffs faster, and the voals of Wesley Bright are really fantastic – crackling nicely as he soars over the top of "Happiness" – a tune with more sadness than you might expect, but in a really great way! "You Don't Want Me" slows things down, thanks to a nice break at the start – and Wesley's equally great on his vocals, at a level that's really got us wanting to hear more! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kelly FinniganTales People Tell ... Cassette
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer debut from soul singer Kelly Finnigan – an artist who's got years of experience under his belt, working on other folks' projects – finally out in the spotlight on his own! Kelly's a blue-eyed singer, but has a voice that crackles with a classic soul rasp – set up here in the kind of deep soul, funk-based backings you'd expect from the record's placement on the Colemine label! Drums are heavy, arrangements are full, horns are tight, and there's some great organ lines that burn alongside Kelly's vocals – to really give the whole thing a deeply-rooted southern soul quality. Finnigan produced the whole thing himself – and titles include "I Called You Back Baby", "Freedom", "Can't Let Him Down", "I Don't Wanna Wait", "I'll Never Love Again", "Smoking & Drinking", "Every Time It Rains", and "Since I Don't Have You Anymore". Cassette
Also available Tales People Tell ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NYMy God Has A Telephone/Live On ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The debut single from a new project led by Aaron Frazier of Durand Jones & The Indications – but a record that feels like it could have been lifted from an underground gospel catalog of the 70s! "My God Has A Telephone" has this great gentle funky groove – slow-stepping, and never too overwhelming – but more than funky enough to provide a perfect edge next to the soaring vocals in the lead! "Live On" is even funkier – with great drums at the start, and lots of burning organ – which gives the cut a feel that's like one of those Chess Records funky gospel classics, but maybe with a sweeter soul harmony overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jungle FireComencemos (Let's Start)/Tokuta ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A killer – and one of those tunes you'd swear you heard back in the day – but which is even greater given that it's a contemporary recording! There's a bursting power to "Comencemos" that almost feels like "Jungle Boogie"-era Kool & The Gang – a way of having the rhythms blast out past simple configurations – driving on the horns, guitar, and other instrumentation to wicked new heights as the tune explodes! "Tokuta" is a great original by the group – almost Afro Funk, but tighter too – with horns blasting over percussion that never lets up – and a wicked guitar riff that burns all the way through! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical groove – darn funky, and with this cool plunky beat that's mighty unique! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioClose But No Cigar ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 classic, but also a bit contemporary too – maybe swinging in the best sort of space between the Jack McDuff Quartet of the 60s and the Sugarman Three group of Desco Records fame! David McGraw handles the drums with a clear love of funk, and Jimmy James is wonderfully wicked on guitar – never trying to dominate too much, as there's no need – given how much he brings to the overall groove. Delvon's a hell of an organist too – the kind that knows that a little can often go much farther than a lot when handling the electric keys – which he does to set up some sweet solos on cuts that include "Ain't It Funky", "Al Greenery", "Can I Change My Mind", "Walk On By", "Between The Mustard & The Mayo", "Raymond Brings The Greens", and "Little Booker T". LP, Vinyl record album
(Black vinyl pressing.)
Also available Close But No Cigar ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Delvon Lamarr Organ TrioLive At KEXP (with bonus download) ... LP
Colemine, 2018. New Copy Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
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 the Hammond, and remind us again what a massive younger talent he is on the instrument! If you like the group's funky 45s, you'll find yourself really loving this live set – and the whole thing's only got us eager to keep on following the great growth of this group. Titles include a sweet remake of the Curtis Mayfield tune "Move On Up" – plus "Concussion", "I Don't Want To Play That", "Tacoma Block Party", "South Leo St Stomp", and "Memphis". LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes download!)
Also available Live At KEXP ... CD 10.99

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✨✧ Mestizo BeatFeatherbed Lane/Handcuffed To The Shovel ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This is the first we've ever heard of Mestizo Beat – and we hope we'll be hearing a lot more in the future! "Featherbed Lane" has a lot harder edge than you'd expect from the title – early 70s Latin funk with a strong flute part upfront – almost like some of the funky work from Mauricio Smith, but with the sax and guitar taking the solo! "Handcuffed To The Shovel" is 70s funk too, but with maybe more of a Nigerian vibe – echoes of Fela, but tightened up into a shorter, punchier groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sure Fire Soul EnsembleAragon/El Nino ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
This one leaps into the groove right from the start – with this dipping bassline that can't help but set fire to the rest of the instruments – as the whole thing moves fast and really takes off in a flurry of bass, drums, and horns – almost with the energy of a vintage JBs cut! "El Nino" is a bit more complicated – with this cool keyboard part at the start, then almost a psych-tinged guitar part along with the drums – and this soundtrack funk sort of vibe overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ AJ & The JiggawattsIt Is What It Is/Party Music ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the rawest, raunchiest grooves we've heard from AJ & Co to date – a tune that's got a heavy slow-funk drum part that launches the whole thing along – and some slinky stepping, hard-sung lyrics that almost give the song a pimp walk sort of vibe! "Party Music" is a bit more upbeat, but no less funky – super-tight horns leaping over snapping drums and fast-stepping bass – and lead lyrics that have a nice sort of distortion in the way they were recorded! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Nico Collins & The Soul ChanceGive Love A Try/Sole Chance ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet rocksteady groove from Nico Collins & The Soul Chance – a contemporary group who share a lot with Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – both a love of older Jamaican modes, and their placement on Colemine Records! Nico's got a sweeter vocal approach than Jr – which really works well on "Give Love A Try" – and the flipside is a sweet organ-based instrumental from the Soul Chance, with almost a sweet soul approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leroi ConroyTiger Trot/Enter ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
That tiger's trotting at a mighty cool pace – a slow-funk groove that almost seems to have a touch of Ethio-exoticism in the horns – while the drums and guitar stay in more familiar funky territory overall! The guitar is even wilder on the flipside – as "Enter" has kind of a fuzzy wah-wah groove that's completely wicked – and set to these breaking drums that make the whole thing a stone funky monster! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ GripsweatsGripsweats Theme/Intermission ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The Gripsweats have themselves a great little theme here – a slow funk number that takes a nice long time setting up the groove – then tops the whole thing with this climbing/descending horn part that sets up a really moody vibe! Fuzz guitar electrifies the tune, and there's some nice piano that tinkles along too – and "Intermission" is an equally great slow funk number – nice and deep, without breaking a sweat at all! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownAssassin/View From Above ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Heady Afro Funk from Ikebe Shakedown – a tight little tune that sums up everything the group does so well – with sharp riffing guitar in the rhythms, lots of lively percussion, and horn parts that really flesh out the mood! "View From Above" is deeper funk overall – with almost a Meters sort of bassline and guitar, which brings out a different quality from the rest of the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar part that echoes and almost feels like thunder! "The Ally" is a slow-stepping funk tune, which uses congas and bass under guitar to set up the groove – then brings in these focused horn parts that dip and turn, and have some nicely dark undercurrents! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownWay Home ... CD
Colemine, 2017. Used ... Out Of Stock
A fantastic album from this increasingly hip combo – a group who were already pretty darn funky at their start, but who've just kept on moving into really amazing territory over the years! The sound here is maybe the equivalent of the depth and shifts that El Michels brought to the deep funk underground – a new fusion of elements, and a way of playing the sonic field that helps the group divorce their style from its roots, and make it very much their own sound in the process! Sure, there's elements of 70s styles – Afro Funk, funky jazz, and instrumental soul – but the overall presentation is inflected with all these really unusual sounds and colors, and cool currents of darkness that show an increasing understanding of the sonic possibilities of familiar instrumentation. Don't worry, things are still plenty funky throughout, but also very individual too – on titles that include "She's Knocking", "Assassin", "Brushfire", "Penny The Switch", "Blue Giant", "Supermoon", "Shifting Sands", and "Where The Day Breaks". CD

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✨✧ Los SospechosPostales ... CD
Colemine, 2013. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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 hip 45 work we've heard from the Colemine label – showing that they may well be on the deeper path of a label like Daptone! The added elements make for some hip exotic inflections from time to time – almost echoes of El Michels, but in a different way – and titles include "Pablo's Dilemma", "High Noon", "Sigamos El Sol", "El Conquistador", "Nadie Puede Escpar", "Andean Folk Song", and "Mirror Door". CD
Also available Postales ... LP 18.99

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✨✧ OrgoneBulletproof/PCH (One More Mile) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Double dose of Orgone in prime funky hero mode! "Bulletproof" is a tight jam with a bit of a 70s cinematic funk feel with tight horns courtesy of their friends in Ikebe Shakedown and some really cool, unpredictable changes as it rolls along – really ratcheting up the percussion mastery before closing in a more hynotic feel. "PCH (One More Mile)" is a moody funky soul tune with vocals by Jesse Wagner. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Sure Fire Soul EnsembleCity Heights/Strollin Adams ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A funky groove, but a warm one too – with this great guitar part that sets the whole thing up with some sweet colors over funky beats – which are then echoed by a mighty nice horn section too! The whole thing almost feels like a lost Archie Bell instrumental from "Tighten Up" days – and it's backed by the even funkier "Strollin Adams" – which has more great drums and horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jr Thomas & The VolcanosChin Up/Spell Bound ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The sweet voice of Jr Thomas crackles wonderfully over the classic-styled backings by The Volcanos – together almost making for a single that feels like it was lifted from the mid 60s catalog of Studio One! "Spellbound" is nice, too – a bit more bubbling in the rhythms, but equally classic – with almost an early reggae sense of righteousness! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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✨✧ Jr Thomas & The VolcanosRockstone ... CD
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet second album from Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – a contemporary group, but one who get the sound of late 60s Kingston just right! These guys are to reggae and rocksteady what the Dap-Kings are to classic funk – younger modern artists who are completely devoted to finding the right style of performance and production to hit the sorts of great grooves that just about nobody makes anymore! The Colemine label has been a bastion of contemporary funk acts of top quality – and The Volcanos are a perfect fit with their sound too – vintage for the present, and more proof that some of the best sounds around can be found when you're willing to go back in time. Titles include "Mr Harriott", "What A Shame", "Chin Up", "Till You're Gone", "Rockstone", "Brian Wilson", "Cold Smiles, and "Forever". CD
 
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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownIkebe Shakedown (plus download) ... LP
Ubiquity, 2011. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The much anticipated full length debut of Brooklyn Afro Funk and psych soul-influenced combo Ikebe Shakedown – following up their tight, promising EP on the Colemine label with an excellent self-titled set on Ubiquity! One of our favorite things about Ikebe Shakedown's style is the way they blend signature elements of classic Afro Funk and soul with more broadly influenced grooves. Heavy horns and pummeling drums, vamping guitar licks and elastic basslines are prominent and funky – but they work with more measured and spaced out material, too. It's roomy enough to let the individual musicianship shine, and the production is really great. Includes ""Tujumba", "Kumasi Walk", "No Name Bar", "Tame The Beats", "Don't Contradict", "Refuge", "In Circles", "Asa-Sa", "The Hold Up", "The Viking" and "Five Points". 10 tracks on the vinyl. LP, Vinyl record album
(Includes a code for full MP3 download.)
 
 
 



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