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✨✧ BrooksAny Day Now ... LP
Underdog (France), 2020. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $32.99
The Brooks have one hell of a drummer in the group – Maxime Bellavance, who's also credited as "Maestro Rhythm King" – and his sharp work on the kit really keeps things sharp throughout, as this Canadian funk combo make their way through a surprisingly strong array of 70s funk modes! The vibe is even more sophisticated than their previous record – with a nice blacksploitation sense of scope, even while things stay funky – more musical elements, and even some nice orchestrations – all held strongly in place by the funky drums! Titles include "Turn Up The Sound", "The Crown", "Game Play", "Headband", "Issues", "So Turned On", and "Etoile Polaire". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Harlem Pop TrottersHarlem Pop Trotters (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
Kif/Underdog (France), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A massive bit of funk – and from 70s France, no less! These guys clearly come from a jazz-based background – and have absorbed some of the best electric influences of their time – working in a keyboard-heavy mode that's clearly inspired by Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, and George Duke – yet also kicking up a groove that's a bit more down and dirty, and more in the instrumental funk mode overall. The sound of the set's incredible – really raw, riffy, and filled with plenty of snapping hard grooves – and the used of the keys is sublime throughout, changing mood from track to track, but always staying funky! Titles include "Penwick", "Marathonic", "Ergocentric", "La Moto Verite", "Psychocross", "Ring Modulator", "Plongee Synthetique", "Kayak", and "Cache Catch". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Janko NilovicPop Impressions ... LP
Montparnasse 2000/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
Nothing pop about this groovy little record – save, perhaps, for the fact that it's been sampled by a number of hip hoppers over the years – because the set's one of the greatest ever from the legendary Janko Nilovic – a real masterpiece of complex grooves and offbeat instrumentation! The album goes way past the usual sound library funk – as Janko brings in so many different sounds and styles throughout – using flute, tympani, oboe, 12 string guitar, and other unusual instruments with a very freewheeling set of grooves! The whole thing's great – a true tribute to the master at his best – and titles include "Atoma", "Trumpet Sketches", "Sacha Pacha", "Essai Pop Art", "Blow Down", "Psycho Sound", and "Ballet Dans L'Espace". LP, Vinyl record album

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Martial SolalLocomotion (180 gram colored vinyl pressing) ... LP
PSI/Underdog (France), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $24.99
A rare set from French keyboardist Martial Solal – and one of his few funky records! The set features Solal on electric and acoustic piano, playing in a trio that includes Bernard Lubat on drums and Henri Texier on bass – and the tunes on the set have a rolling funky feel that's great all the way through. A number of tracks seem to blend the acoustic and electric piano using overdubs, creating a nice counterpoint on the keys – one that fills out the sound a lot more than a typical trio album, and which puts Solal at the head of some very tasty grooves! Titles include "Est Il Espiegle", "Les 24 Heures Dementes", "Locomotion", "Un Drole D'Escalier Roulant", and "Peage Ingrat". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Janko Nilovic (Mad Unity)Funky Tramway (180 gram vinyl) ... LP
Vadim/Underdog (France), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest projects ever from funky sound library genius Janko Nilovic – and one of his most-sampled records too! The albums maybe even more offbeat than some of Janko's previous projects – as it features a studio group, named Mad Unity, with a very heavy lineup of keyboards next to some tight bass, drums, percussion, and even a bit of trumpet! There's maybe a bit more unity to the record, given the ensemble instrumental approach – and there's female singers at a few spots, who deepen the soulful vibe of the set. The real appeal, though, is Janko's mad keyboards – which almost hit Marc Moulin/Placebo level, in the way that they can bring all these weird spacey touches to the grooves. Titles include "Funky Tramway", "Flemish Suite", "Sitting Bull", "Gipsy Funk", "Atomium 82", "Disconnected Song", "Little Butcher's Street", "Fish Market", and "Underground Party". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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VariousSka After Ska After Ska ... CD
Treasure Isle/Heartbeat, 1960s. Used ... $8.99
Mad ska from the King of Soul & Blues, proprietor of the heavy, heavy Trojan Sound System – after which the famous UK label would name themselves – Duke Reid! While Coxsone Dodd's Studio One has dominated the reissue scene for decades, back in the day he was the underdog compared to Duke Reid's Treasure Isle, home to some of the biggest ska and rocksteady numbers ever to rock Kingston! Heartbeat collects 21 scorching Treasure Isle ska jams on this outstanding set, for a non stop set of full blast gems, including "Thoroughfare" and "Street Corner" by Don Drummond & The Skatalites, "Magnificent Ska" by Lynn Taitt & The Baba Brooks Band, "It's Real" and "True Confession" by the Silvertones, 'When You Are Wrong" by the Techniques, "Rough & Tough" by Stranger Cole, "Only Suffering" by Funny Man & The Boys, "Get Your Feet Moving" by Eric Monty Morris, "Burial" by Duke Reid & His Group, "Storm Warning" by Lynn Taitt & His Comets, "Nuclear Weapon" by the Baba Brooks Band, "Carry go, Bring Home" by Justin Hinds & The Dominoes and "Alley Cat Ska" by the Treasure Isle All Stars. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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✨✧ VariousListen To The Voices – Sly Stone In The Studio 1965 to 1970 ... CD
Ace (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
An amazing look at the early years of Sly Stone – a hip array of rare projects Sly recorded with other artists, plus a few pre-Columbia gems of his own! The package is beautifully put together, and the vibe here is definitely a great precursor to the famous sound of Sly with the Family Stone in the late 60s – a perfect illustration of his early ear for funky rhythms and some of the most righteous soul of his generation! And oddly, even artists who usually sound far from Stone come out definitely sounding a bit Sly-like here – and the package features the usual Ace great notes, to help you understand where all this great music's coming from. Titles include "Danse A La Musique" by The French Fries, "I'm Going Home (part 1)" and "Home Sweet Home (part 2)" by Joe Hicks, "You're The One (parts 1 & 2)" by Little Sister, "Life & Death In G & A" by Abaco Dream, "I'm Just Like You" by 61X, "Underdog" by The Beau Brummels, "Can't She Tell" by Billy Preston, "LSD" by Freddie & The Stone Souls, "Stanga" by Little Sister, "I Remember" by Sly & Billy Preston, "Superfunk" by Freddie & The Stone Souls, and the cuts "For Real (demo)", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Life Of Fortune & Fame", "You Really Got Me (demo)", and "I Ain't Got Nobody" by Sly Stone himself! CD
 
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UnderdogsWasting Our Time ... LP
Pye/Wah Wah (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $32.99
A heady second set from New Zealand's Underdogs – a record that has the group reduced to a trio, yet somehow finding even more power in their overall sound! There's a nicely thoughtful approach to the music – not some of the full-on hard rock of other power trios of the time, but instead a balance between roots and more freewheeling moments – the latter of which really take over on the album's closer, a monstrous 10 minute jam! The record echoes some of the blues/hard styles of the UK scene of the time, but also has a personality that's very much its own – maybe because the whole thing was cooked up in far away Auckland. Titles include "Tomorrow's Child", "Garden Of Eden", "Clover In The Air", "Is He Going To Die", "It's A Blessing", "Old Grey Dog", "Name The Day", and "Duchess Of Montrose". LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 500! Great reissue – in a flipback cover, like the original.)

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VariousCellarful Of Motown Vol 5 – The Rarest Detroit Grooves ... CD
Motown (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $22.99
A long-overdue fifth entry in this amazing series – and like the previous volumes, a double-length set of rare material from the Motown vaults! 20 of the 43 tracks on the set are previously unreleased – and all of the material here goes way past the hits – to really show the full amazing scope of music that Motown was recording back in the day – with obscure cuts from the big names on the label, and some equally great tracks from artists who never fully got their due! The groove is upbeat on most tracks – very much in the Northern Soul spirit of the label – and titles include "Whisper You Love Me Boy" by The Lewis Sisters, "True Fine Boy" by The Funk Brothers, "A Toast To The Lady" by Frank Wilson, "I Want A Love I Can See" by The Underdogs, "Don't Be Too Long" by Anita Knorl, "All I Have Left Are Memories" by Sammy Turner, "Hold On To Me Darling" by Ann Bogan, "Determination" by Ivy Jo Hunter, "I Don't Want You Anymore" by Chris Clark, "There's No Love Left" by Eddie Holland, "Then" by The Temptations, "A Miracle Happened" by Johnny Bristol, "All I Want Is A Little Bit Of Love" by Barbara McNair, "In Your Heart" by Patrice Holloway, "Tomorrow's Child" by Terry Johnson, "It" by Little Lisa, "When Someone's Good To You" by Oma Page, "Too Much To Hope For" by Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston, "I Wish I Liked You" by Connie Haines, "The Truth Does Hurt" by Funk Brothers, "I Don't Know What You Got" by Edwin Starr, "Only You" by Brian Holland, and "I Found My Love In You" by Tommy Good. CD
 
 
 



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