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✨✧ VariousPure Disco 3 ... CD
Polygram, Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
Music from Sister Sledge, Chic, the Village People, the Trammps, Kool & the Gang, Donna Summer, the Miracles, Abba, the Spinners & more. CD
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✨✧ VariousDuomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... CD
Odion Livingstone (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $19.99
Sweet grooves from the Duomo Sounds label – a short-lived Nigerian imprint who cut some mighty funky sounds at the start of the 80s! The title here uses the word "disco", but these cuts have none of the strings and polish of the sounds you'd hear at Studio 54 – as most numbers here are stripped-down and raw, really more in a clubbier take on the more famous Nigerian funk of a few years before! However, there's also a quality here that could easily cross over to the hipper clubs on the New York underground – as most of these guys are also using the same sort of small combo funk instrumentation of the best of the indie post-disco scene – which means that some tracks resonate with the work of labels like P&P, and others echo some of the more global currents that were showing up in New York funk during the period! Most lyrics are in English, which further gives these tracks a universal appeal – and titles include "Perfect Disco Machine" and "Disco Connection" by Bindinga, "Aimiuugwia" and "Advice" by Christy Ogbah, "Xmas Eve" by Johnny O Bazz, "Look At Me" and "Shake You Body" by Mike Umoh, "You Do Good You Do For Yourself" by Godfrey Odili, "On My Mind" by Bassey Black & The Natty Messiah, and "Ariro" by Eunice Mokus Arimoku. CD
Also available Duomo Sounds Ltd – Nigerian 80s Disco Music To Move Your Soul ... LP 29.99

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✨✧ VariousDJ Andy Smith Presents Reach Up – Disco Wonderland ... CD
BBE (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $16.99 19.98
A killer set of rare club and underground disco – filled with lots of tracks we haven't seen on other collections! Andy Smith has given us many amazing compilations over the years – sets that have a special mix magic, made up of rocksteady, reggae, vintage funk, and even some rockabilly too! Yet as Andy says here in the notes, he first got hooked on music in the disco generation – and has always had a life-long love of unusual and underground grooves – which he definitely demonstrates here, in a stunning selection of cuts that focus on the funkier side of the disco generation – with a good number of tracks that have turned out to be sample cuts over the years. Titles include "For The Love Of Money" by Disco Dub Band, "Patty Duke" by Cloud One, "Times Are Tight" by Jimmy Young, "Share The Night" by World Premiere, "Is It In" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "Let It Flow" by Tamiko Jones, "Main Thing" by Shot with Kim Marsh, "Give It Up" by Neddy Smith, "Groove To Get Down" by T-Connection, "Holding You Tight (ext DJ mix)" by Sure Thing, "First True Love Affair (Andy Smith & Nick Halke reach up edit)" by Jimmy Ross, "Got To Have You (Whiskey Barons re-edit)" by Joanne Wilson, "I Wanna Be Myself" by Don Laka, "Get Up & Boogie" by Freedom, and "Take Me To The Top" by Advance. 2CD version features all tracks unmixed on one disc, and a special mix on the other! CD

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✨✧ VariousHeed The Call – 17 Of The Choicest Maori/Polynesian Soul, Funk, & Disco Tracks ... CD
Vostock, 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $14.99 16.98
A little-heard assortment of rare funk tracks from the 70s – all music with a unique hybrid of styles, originally only issued for the small scene in Aotearoa – which most of us know as the nation of New Zealand! The music here draws on both American funk and south Pacific styles – and comes across in a way that's different than some of the more familiar Australian funk and soul of the same time – maybe more indie to that nation's major label polish – filled with the kinds of tracks that hardly need to answer to anyone in the mainstream – just the freaky folks on the dancefloor at a party! The tunes were recorded over the space of a decade, but almost all of them have a strong mid-70s vibe – pre-disco, but upbeat funk – with sharp instrumentation by musicians who'd clearly be comfortable playing other styles, but who often work here to back up a soulful singer in the lead. Titles include "A House For Sale" by Mark Williams, "You Can Dance" by Collision, "Voodoo Lady" by Dalvanius & The Fascinations, "That's The Kind Of Love I've Got For You" by The 1860 Band, "Mr Funky" by Inbetweens, "I Need Your Love" by Golden Harvest, "You Can Do It" by Tina Cross, "Disco Queen" by Mark Williams, "Don't Give Your Life Away" by The Pink Family, "There's A River" by Sonia & Skee, "Mr Music" by Ticket, "She's Knocking At My Door" by Johnny Rocco Band, "Sweet Inspiration" by The Yandall Sisters, "Total Man" by The Totals", and "Who Do We Think We're Fooling" by Larry Morris. CD
Also available Heed The Call – 17 Of The Choicest Maori/Polynesian Soul, Funk, & Disco Tracks From Aotearoa ... LP 23.99

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✨✧ Made In BrasilNosso Segundo Disco (Japanese pressing) ... CD
P-Vine (Japan), 1976. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The second album by Made In Brasil – a great San Francisco combo from the 70s, with a flair for jazzy Brazilian tunes that's every bit as great as groups from Rio or Sao Paulo at the time! The group at this point features keyboardist Claudio Medeiros – who really adds a lot to their sound with his tight work on organ, clavinet, and electric piano! The tracks have a much more expansive sound than before – jazzily grooving in the Brazilian fusion mode of the 70s, touched with all the brightness of the west coast scene. Titles include "Circles", "A Briza", "Slick", "Madalena", "Salt Song", "Carinhoso", and "Ponteio/Asa Branca". CD
(Out of print. Includes obi.)

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VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. Used ... $8.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. CD
Also available Lovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD 11.99

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VariousKeb Darge Digs For P&P – Killer Underground Deep Funk, Disco, Soul & Philly From New York's Legendary P&P Records ... CD
P&P/Suss'd (UK), 1970s. Used 2 CDs ... $22.99
The funkiest work we've ever heard from the mighty P&P family of labels – a set that's quite different than the usual disco, club, and soul we know from Patrick Adams and Peter Brown – served up in a host of rare funky 45s and a few key 12" singles! The sound here is deep, gritty, and grooving – an under-discovered treasure trove of work that features some tight small combo grooving on the funky 45 tracks – and some fuller ensemble funk on the 12" singles – all upbeat, soaring, and soulful – often produced with the kinds of tricky studio touches we've come to expect from Adams and Brown. CD 1 features mostly 45s, and CD 2 focuses a bit more on 12" singles – and although some of the tracks have been reissued before on vinyl, most are making their first appearance here on CD! 2CD set features 30 titles that include "Solid Funk" by Flame & The Sons Of Darkness, "I'm Gonna Fool You (voc)" by Ella Hamilton, "I Got It (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul Severes, "Mini Skirt" by Henry Brooks, "Who's Gonna" by Otis Turner & The Mighty Kingpins, "Long Time Ago" by Smokey Brooks, "Hitch Hike One More Time" by King David, "Hooker (parts 1 & 2)" by Peter Brown, "Black Ice" by Sons Of Darkness, "Determination" by Eddie Owen, "Take Me I'm Yours" by Mary Clarke, "I Want To Dance (edit)" by Little Scotty, "Spank Me" by Bobby Mann, "Stomp Your Feet & Dance (inst)" by Kim Taylor, "African Rock" by Dream Lovers, and "NY Applejack (inst)" by Scott Davis. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousDisco Soul Gold – The Nigel Lowis Mixes – 16 Modern Disco Soul Gems ... CD
Disco Soul Gold (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $18.99
The glory of disco is alive and well – thanks to a host of contemporary club talents who really help the music find a new groove in the 21st Century! The title and cover might make you expect a collection of tracks from years back – but the work here is all recent, and brings together soaring sounds from some killer singers who really bring a hell of a lot of spirit to the grooves! All tracks here are mixes handled by Nigel Lowis – which makes for a nicely unified vibe to the whole collection – as tunes bubble with a beautiful blend of upbeat rhythms and soaring strings. Titles include Lowis remakes of "Soul Town" by Ola Onabule, "State Of Mind" by Soul City People, "Can't Knock Me Down" by Chubby Tavares, "Bring It Home To Me" by Marc Staggers, "No Payne No Gain" by Clif & Freda Payne, "Sunny Day" by Hannah White, "Show Me" by McCrei, "Dance" by Gina Carey, "We Bring The Party" by The Dig Band with Dina Carroll, "What The Child Needs" by Terry Ronald, "Soul Night" by Mather & Kingdon, and "Make You Mine" by Samuel D Sanders. CD

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Disco Demands – A Special Collection Of Rare 1970s Dance Music (5CD box set) ... CD
Million Dollar Disco/BBE (UK), Late 70s. New Copy 5 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The dancefloor just got a whole lot funkier – thanks to an incredible selection of rare disco and club tracks from the best years of the genre! The set list here is really amazing – the kind of tunes that rarely turn up this easily, and never in such a cohesive package – and our hats are off to compiler Al Kent for putting together such a wonderfully tasty set! Most numbers here are from the mid to late 70s – and showcase a soulfully grooving approach to disco – one that's free from the cliches of the mainstream side of the genre, and which features plenty of real soul vocals alongside uptempo funky instrumentation that usually features a few odd twists and turns! Most numbers are edited by Al Kent, sometimes in very subtle ways, and include "cover ups" billed to other artists – and the package essentially brings together material from Kent's previous CD series of the same name – but with revised track order, wonderful packaging, and a bonus poster! There's a whopping 45 tracks in all – with cuts that include "Love Is All Around" by Sizzle, "I've Been Searching" by Arts & Crafts, "Get Ready" by Allan Harris & Perpetual Motion, "Sweet Jazz Music" by Panache, "To Be With You" by Jimmy Sabater, "Funkathone" by The People's Workshop, "Just Friends" by Silver Platinum & Gold, "Why In The World Do They Keep On" by Executive Suite, "Dancing Free" by Hot Ice, "Doing Our Own Thang" by Al Tanner, "Fear" by Arthur King, "Party Together" by Superbs, "How Can I Tell Her" by Curtis, "Giving It All To You" by Cheryl Berdell, "We've Got It" by Sylvano Santorio, and "Sound Of Disco Rock" by Stringfield Family. CD

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✨✧ VariousNigeria Disco Funk Special – The Sound Of The Underground Lagos Dancefloor 1974 to 1979 ... CD
Soundway (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Massive funk from the Nigerian scene of the 70s – and miles away from US disco of the time! These cuts represent a tighter, more uptempo side of African funk – but they're never as polished or professional as American club or disco – no soaring strings, female chorus vocals, or other sweetening touches that played big at Studio 54. Instead, these grooves are all still gritty – the kind of upbeat jamming funk performed in Lagos clubs and bars at the time – kind of a distillation of the longer grooves of Fela, pushed a bit towards an American funk sound too. Drums and guitars dominate most of the tracks – making for a well-played, edgey sound throughout – and although there's a fair bit of vocals on the set, the instrumental jamming is the main focus of most of these tunes. Another essential collection from Soundway Records – with tracks that include "Take Your Soul" by Sahara All Stars, "Will Of The People" by T-Fire, "Some More" by Jay-U Experience, "Love Affair" by S-Job Movement, "Ijere" by Dr Adolf Ahanotu, "Greetings" by Johnny Haastrup, "Lagos City" by Asiko Rock Group, and "Mota Giny" by Voices Of Darkness. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Countdown Mix MastersHot Disco Nights Performed By The Countdown Mix Masters ... CD
Madacy (Canada), 1997. Used 2 CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Covers of disco classics. CD

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VariousBoombox 2 – Early Independent Hip Hop, Electro, & Disco Rap – 1979 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 22.99
The real sound of the old school, and the best beats from the streets – the kind of early underground hip hop tracks that still sound wonderful after all these years! These are tracks from the earliest years of the style – when funk was as much a part of the music as lyrics – and tracks were often surprisingly long, and spun out in the best sort of party mode – with an excellent focus on funky drum breaks and basslines, matched by lyrics from youthful crews and MCs that set the standard for countless artists to come! As with the first volume, the track selection here is wonderful – a mix of key classics from the Harlem and South Bronx scenes, plus some overlooked gems that are well-worth discovering – all wrapped up with the usual top-shelf attention to detail we've come to expect from Soul Jazz Records! The package features loads of great notes and photos – and titles include "Maximus Party" by TJ Swann & Pee Wee Mel, "Death Rap" by Margo's Kool Out Crew, "Lookin Good" by Eddie Cheba, "One Time Two Time Blow Your Mind" by MC Rock Lovely, "Let's Rock" by Harlem World Crew, "School Days" by Busy Bee, "Ah That's The Joint" by Kool DJ AJ, "Dancin Party People" by Little Skarsky, "Young Ladies" by Lonnie Love, "Rappin Partee Groove" by Rappers Rapp Group, "The People's Message Take Two" by Terry Lewis & Wild Flower, "Shake Your Body" by Manujothi, "Dr Ice Rap" by Zoot II, and "Rock The Message Rap" by Grand Master Chilly T & Stevie G. CD

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✨✧ VariousNicky Siano's Gallery – The Original New York Disco 1973 – 1977 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way way more than just a compilation – a key piece of dancefloor history, and a wonderful document of a club that was as important to the New York scene as The Loft or the Paradise Garage! Nicky Siano's Gallery predated both of those legendary nite spots – and was much more of a home-grown effort that was mostly a party, but also formed a key blueprint for bigger discos in years to come. Nicky's frequent fans and guests include Frankie Knuckles and Larry Levan – who both took a heck of a lot of cues from his work, as you'll see in the set's wonderfully done liner notes, which also include some great vintage photos! The music is equally wonderful too – and very different from what you might expect. The work's kind of a key bridge between late 60s soul and the early years of disco – a great example of the kind of tracks that burned up dancefloors at a grass roots level, when hard soul vocals and funk could stand equally next to soaring strings and top shelf production! The package features 17 titles in all – including "Crazy Bout My Baby" by Bonnie Bramlett, "A Little Bit Of Love" by Brenda & The Tabulations, "Harlem" by Bill Withers, "Sang & Dance" by The Bar-Kays, "I'm Gonna Let My Heart To The Walking" by The Supremes, "Giving Up" by Zulema, "Exuma The Obeah Man" by Exuma, "Love Epidemic" by The Trammps, "Big John Is My Name" by Undisputed Truth, "I Can't Stop Talking" by Genie Brown, and "And You Call That Love" by Vernon Burch. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousSouth London Soul Train Vol 2 – Jazzheadchronic Presents Funk, Soul, Rare Groove, Disco, Motown N Brass ... CD
Chronic Fonk (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Classic funk and soul – served up here in a mighty sweet set that offers up a lot of less familiar numbers! Many of the artists here are names you'll know, but they're represented by a great array of well-chosen cuts that dig even deeper in their catalogs – moving past the hits, and finding some overlooked gems from the 60s and 70s – which are mixed with just a few more contemporary numbers that match the classic vibe! The whole thing's put together in support of a hip London club night – but even if you've never been to that city, you can certainly enjoy the set as a fan of vintage soul – on titles that include "Burning Spear" by Jimmy Smith, "You're Wasting My Time" by Sugar Billy, "Underdog" by Sly & The Family Stone, "What's On Your Mind" by Brass Construction, "What's The T (Kings Of Soul feelin soul mix)" by Roy Ayers, "I Want A Chance For Romance" by Hector Rivera, "I Wanna Make Her Love Me" by Stevie Wonder, "Ain't Nobody" by Youngblood Brass Band, "Lovely One" by The Jacksons, "Super Woman" by Beginning Of The End, and "Welcome To Our World" by Mass Production. CD

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VariousNighttime Lovers Vol 27 – A Fine Collection Of Disco Funk Classics Of The 80s ... CD
PTG (Netherlands), Early 80s. New Copy ... About November 10, 2017 (delayed)
... CD

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VariousDisco Kandi Vol 5 – A Glittering Selection Of The Sexiest Disco, House, & Uplifting US Garage ... CD
Hed Kandi (UK), 2001. Used 2 CDs ... $4.99
22 sparkling numbers for the modern dancefloor – mostly modern numbers taking the inspiration of disco to craft some fast-bumping grooves as sexy sounding as the package they're wrapped up in! Titles include "Bring It Down" by Simpson Tune, "Easy Livin" by Sea Flowers featuring Giada, "Do It Now" by Dubtribe Sound System, "Do You Love Me" by Mademoiselle, "Friend Of The Blues" by Miguel Migs & Jay J, "Good Enough" by Gaspard, "We All Love Sex" by Tim Deluxe, "It's Gonna Be Alright" by Pussy 2000, "Starlight" by Superman Lovers, and "The Real Life" by Raven Maize. Many tracks in remixed or 12" versions! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousGI Disco – The History Of The Cold War's Hottest 80's Club Music In West Germany ... CD
BBE (UK), 1980s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Dancefloor soul, club funk and thumping grooves from the post disco 80s – selected by Karsten Grossmann, aka Kalle Kuts, and Daniel W Best as GI Disco – benchmark US grooves that made waves in West Germany in the cold war 80s! The post disco, boogie, and cosmic groovers of stateside soul scenes was brought in to the clubs for GIs stationed in West Berlin and other parts of Western Germany, as well as being played on the Armed Forces Network radio, enough to mightily influence the club scenes of West Berlin, Munich and other cities. This great compilation for BBE provides a solid snapshot of time and place, but more than that, it's great little set of club friendly jams from the electronic embellished 80s soul scene – with tracks by Timex Social Club, Barbara Mason, Fonda Rae, BB & Q Band and more. 12 tracks on the CD version: "Rumours" by Timex Social Club, "IOU" by Freez, "Another Man" by Barbara Mason, "Spend The Night" by The Cool Notes, "Touch Me" by Wish feat Fonda Rae, "Money's Too Tight To Mention" by Valentine Brothers, "100%" by Caprice and "Riccochet" by BB & Q Band, "Put Our Heads Together" by The O' Jays, "Falling In Love" by Surface and more. CD

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VariousLovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD
Ace/BGP (UK), 1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Disco grooves from a source you might not expect – the Japanese scene of the 70s, which was home to a surprisingly strong array of records that were perfect for the clubs! In retrospect, maybe the music's not such a surprise – given that 70s Japan was also a hotbed of electric fusion, and the kind of sharp instrumentation that provides the core to most of these tunes – wicked basslines, sweet keyboards, and funky drums that propel these tracks along in a wonderful way – even if you can't understand some of the Japanese lyrics over the top! In fact, many of these numbers are even more in the fusion or funk-inspired side of disco – less the crossover cuts with strings and big production, and more like the kind of American club tracks you might hear from Kudu Records or some of the other fusion labels. The package is proof that great sounds can be truly universal – and comes with detailed notes on the artists and scene at the time. Titles include "By By Session Band" by Lily, "Summer Champion" by Yuko Asano, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Rainbow Parade" by Masayoshi Takanaka, "Uragiri" by Mari Natuski, "Maboroshi No Hito" by Miyako Chaki, "Banana" by Kay Ishiguro, "Yashow Macashow" by Ebonee Webb, "Lovin Mighty Fire" by Nayoya Matsuko & Minako Yoshida, "Sentimental Hotel" by Rie Nkahara, and "Barato Yajuu" by Haruomi Hosono. CD
Also available Lovin Mighty Fire – Nippon Funk Soul Disco 1973 to 1983 ... CD 8.99

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VariousSoul Spectrum Vol 1 – Dancefloor Soul, Rare Boogie, & Soulful Disco ... CD
Jazzman (UK), Late 70s. Used ... $8.99
An excellent collection of tight modern soul and funky uptempo numbers – cuts that aren't really disco, but which are smoother than the usual funk you'd hear on the Jazzman label – a really unique hybrid that's hand-picked by the mighty Fryer! Lots of the grooves here have a cool indie feel – a bit like Fantasy Records funky soul of the late 70s, and a bit like some of the more soulful club of the east coast scene at the time – and given the tightness of the instrumentation, there's often some nice jazzy touches in the mix – making some of the solos as appealing as the vocals! Most tracks here are of late 70s vintage, although there's a few bits from other years too – and titles include "People" by Elipsis", "Simple Song" by Zebra, "Life Goes On" by Freak, "Rollercoaster" by George Smallwood, "Mellow Feeling" by Barbara Lynn, "Funktown" by Nate Calhoun, "I've Got It" by Tolbert, "Party & Get On Down" by Big Apple Band, "Give Me One More Chance" by Target, "You're The One" by Kings Go Forth, "You're The Best" by Larom Baker, "What About The Child" by Gold, and "Keep Her Happy" by Phillip Wright. CD

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ABBACADABRAABBA Songs In Disco ... CD
ZYX (Germany), 1992. Used ... $1.99
... CD
 
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✨✧ VariousLive Convention 80 (Japanese paper sleeve edition) ... CD
Disco Wax (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Live old school hip hop and funky disco breaks from the first school – previously unreleased material recorded straight from the Ecstasy Garage Disco sound board at the dawn of the 80s – party rockin' rhymes from a loose collective of "Ecstasy Garage All Stars"! Live Convention 80 includes a non stop party with rhymes by a whos who of early hip hop who all found their way to the stage – including Grandmaster Caz, JDL, and Kay Gee (of the Cold Crush Brothers), Whipper Whip, Ruby Dee, and Grand Wizard Theodore (of the Fantastic Five Freaks), the Soul Sonic Force, and the Nice and Nasty Four. Broken into 7 cuts, a couple shorter and a jams that run 5-6 minutes. Digitally remastered from grainy source material, but the vibe transcends! CD
(Limited edition.)
 
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✨✧ James BrownDead On The Heavy Funk 1975 to 1983 ... CD
Chronicles/Polydor, Mid 70s/Early 80s. Used 2CDs ... $39.99
Although James' early 70's ouvre is often cited as his best funky stuff, he made some darn nice tracks at the end of the 70's, as this swell 2CD set hopes to prove! The package compiles some of the best work that James did during the disco era – and although a few of the tracks have an obvious nod to the club dancefloors, most of the material is dead-on funk, with the classic Godfather sound. Titles include "Bodyheat", "Your Love", "Sex Machine" (the 12 minute version from 1977), "For Goodness Sakes, Take A Look At Those Cakes", "Spank", "Nature", "Rapp Payback", and "Bring It On, Bring It On". Some nice unreleased material, good notes, and even a few 12" single mixes! 23 tracks in all – and a great batch of material! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousBest Of Roadshow – Have Some Fun ... CD
Ultra Vybe (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Classic cuts from the Roadshow label – one of the key companies who helped get the disco groove going in the 70s! Roadshow was a small indie that really managed to pick up on the fast funk modes that were suddenly exploding on east coast dancefloors – the kind of cuts that spurred on the sounds that soon became the Saturday Night Fever groove a few years later, but which really came from the funky 45 scene at the time. Roadshow did a better job than most of getting their indie tracks more widestream distribution – which helped make some of these tracks big crossover hits – while others on the set are lesser-known gems from their very rich catalog. CD features over 75 minutes of music – and titles include "Get Ready For The Future" by The Winners, "Express" by BT Express, "Turn The Beat Around" by Touch Of Class, "Close To You" by Soiree, "This Must Be The Night For Love" by BT Express, "Save A Dance" by Al Wilson, "Doctor Boogie" by Don Downing, "Peace Pipe" by BT Express, "Gloria" by Enchantment, "She Calls Me Baby" by J Kelly & The Premiers, "I Want You With Me" by BT Express, "I've Got A Winner In You" by Ben Moore, and "It's You That I Need" by Enchantment. CD

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✨✧ Marisa MonteBarulhinho Bom – Uma Viagem Musical ... CD
EMI (Brazil), 1996. Used 2CDs ... $8.99
A great album that's probably our favorite one by this modern Brazilian singer! The album's a 2CD set with one disc of live material, and one disco of studio songs – all produced by Arto Lindsay and Monte, with a great blend of styles that keeps all the tracks super-fresh. The record features a version of the Tropicalia "Panis et Circensis", plus "Bem Leve", "Cerebro Eletronico", "Chuva No Brejo", "Blanco", "Ainda Lembro", and "Give Me Love". Nice packaging, too! CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, 1980s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A great look at the bright world of female soul in Japan during the 80s – a time when the nation was hitting some of its greatest heights of the postwar years – and was coming up with a magical musical groove to follow! While disco reigned in American clubs in the late 70s, the style really took off in Tokyo during the following decade – maybe mixed a bit with European and 80s club styles, but still unabashedly as upbeat and bubbling as American work of previous years – all to showcase a range of female singers whose style really matches the groove! The music takes off a bit from that shift into soul by Japanese jazz singers in the 70s – but is much farther than that mode overall, especially once the beats and keyboards get going. The package does a great job of being faithful to this legacy – and includes notes on each song and artist, along with album covers too. Titles include "Wanna Kiss" by Hitomi Tohyama, "Dancin" by Junko Ohashi, "Dress Down" by Kaoru Akimoto, "I'm In Love" by Aru Takamura, "Broken Eyes" by Mariko Tone, "TNT" by Rie Murakami, "Love Is A Work Of Mind" by Ra Mu, "Mystical Composer" by Kikuchi Momoko, and "Sky Restaurant" by Yumi Seino. CD
Also available Tokyo Nights – Female J-Pop Boogie Funk 1981 to 1988 ... LP

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✨✧ VariousNew York Noise 2 – Music From The New York Underground 1977 to 1984 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. Used ... $11.99
A second great dip into the arty New York scene of the punk, post-punk, and no wave years – and one that goes even farther than the first volume of New York Noise! This time around, Soul Jazz have gotten past the the obvious markers of the scene – and have dug deep to come up with some especially great nuggets lost in the shifting sands and record racks of the time. The vibe is a bit noisier than before, but there's still a fair bit of groove-conscious tunes – a great blend of experimental, arty, and post-punk party – really capturing the openly creative spirit of New York at the time. Our hats are off to Soul Jazz for going beyond those slightly bigger names who issued full albums – as they've really made an effort here to pull out tracks by groups you always hear mentioned, but who mostly just recorded the odd single or compilation track – usually for smaller and long-defunct labels. As always with Soul Jazz, the package features great notes on the music – and a total of 16 tracks that include "Ungawa (part 2)" by Pulsallama, "Hunter Gatherer" by Mofungo, "Not Bite" by Red Transistor, "Black Box Disco" from the soundtrack to Vortex, "Back Downtown" by Certain General, "Drastic Classicism" by Rhys Chatham, "Radio Rhythm (dub)" by Clandestine with Ned Sublette, "Move It Time" by Gliroius Strangers, "Tiger Stripes" by Felix (with Arthur Russell & Nicky Siano), "My Hands Are Yellow" by Del-Byzanteens (with Jim Jarmusch), "Tanajura" by Don King, "Sham Shack" by UT, and "I Am Not Seeing That You Are Here" by Jill Kroesen. CD
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✨✧ VariousRare 80s Soul, Funk, & Boogie ... CD
Essential, 1980s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than the usual 80s grooves – as the set definitely takes the "rare" in its title seriously, and presents a huge amount of cuts that were even new to our boogie-trained ears! The set's not the usual electro soul or post-disco material – and instead, really moves around some great territory in the realm of 80s soul – no hip hop or house, but some wonderful material that comes from a range of indie labels, and never got much exposure at the time! Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait" by Ken Thomas, "Expand Your Mind" by Johnny Davis, "Are You Lonely" by Hipnotic, "I Could Never Love Another Like You" by Joanna Gardner, "Loving Touch" by Quincy Patrick, "Too Much Too Fast" by Verna Brown & Rich Girls, "Think Fast" by Pamela Joy, "No Way To Control It" by Mac Thornhill, "Rough Life In The City" by Grace Rico, "You're Wearing Me Out" by The Sweethearts, "Love Dance" by Lou Volpe, and "Never Too Late" by Julius Brown. CD
Also available Rare 80s Soul, Funk, & Boogie ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ Horace AndyGood Vibes (with bonus tracks) ... CD
17 North Parade (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $13.99 15.98
A classic compilation – and we can't get enough of Horace Andy's sweet falsetto keening over these chugging, fat rhythms! A tremendous set of sides Andy cut in the mid-70s, packaged together with a few of the cuts in dub versions – all from a period when Horace was really hitting new heights in his music. While Andy cut many seminal sides for Coxsonne Dodd's Studio One – this work, some of it in collaboration with the great Bunny Striker Lee, stands among his best – and also often features Horace with firm creative control. Here he reworks the Studio One classic "Skylarking" as a "Better Version" with Lee, and there's a number of pieces cut at Tubby's with the aid of Prince Jammy (who contributed a nice sound to the In the Light set, also issued by Blood & Fire), like the massive "Pure Ranking" in it's full 8+ minute 12" disco mix version. Also includes the "Dub Vibes" version of the title track, "Mr Bassie", and "Reggae Rhythm – It's Gone International". CD

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✨✧ Jackie MittooStriker Showcase ... CD
17 North Parade, Mid 70s. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 21.98
Massive music from Hammond legend Jackie Mittoo – working here over a host of dubby rhythms recorded by Bunny Striker Lee – in a set that's overflowing with great instrumentals! Jackie plays plenty of Hammond – as you've heard on his contributions to countless other Jamaican albums over the years – but he also picks up a very cool Solins string machine, and handles a few other keyboards too – all in a setting that features rhythms from Sly & Robbie, plus piano from Ansel Collins and Winston Wright, and some nice guitar lines from Chinna Smith! And while some of this material has been reissued over the years, this may well be the master package – as it features great sound, and a whopping 34 tracks in all – with titles that include "The Sniper", "Darker Shade Of Black", "Super Charge", "Death Trap", "Earthquake", "Atom Sounds", "Clean Up The Arena", "The Thriller", "A Rocking Sensation", "Merry Go Round", "Disco Jack", "Channel One CRash", and "Brain Mark". CD

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✨✧ KleeerWinners ... CD
Atlantic/Collectables, 1979. Used ... $6.99
The second album from Kleeer – and a record that really has the group solidifying their sound – compressing keyboards, guitar, and grooves together in a sublimely boogie-heavy mode! Kleeer were really at the forefront of the coming 80s groove scene – and Woody Cunningham and the group draw heavily here from their previous experience with Patrick Adams, yet move into a smoother, tighter finish that set a new standard for the coming generation. Instrumentation is funky, but not exactly funk – and the tunes are mostly groovers throughout, but also move nicely away from disco norms of the late 70s. Isabelle Coles sings lead vocals on the track "I Love You" – and other titles include "Winners", "Your Way", "Close To You", "Rollin On", "Nothin Said", and "Hunger For Your Love". CD

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✨✧ VariousStrange But Merry Christmas ... CD
Essential, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Well, they definitely got the "strange" in the title right here – as the collection is one of the oddest assortment of Holiday tunes we've ever heard – but that's also what makes us like it so much too! We love Christmas music – and while we were raised on the classics, we're always a lot more partial to the weirder corners of the sound of December – the sorts of one-off recordings or overlooked singles that offer up a greatly expanded vision of Christmas in the US, and which reminds us just how big the Holiday music industry is, if you know where to look! The folks who put together this set definitely knew where to look – as they've come up with 20 tracks across a variety of genres – including 60s soul and rock – almost all of which we'd never heard before. Titles include "Please Come Home For Christmas" by Johnny Winter, "Blue Grey Christmas" by King Coleman, "Moisha Got Run Over By A Wheelchair" by 2 Live Jews, "The Real Meaning Of Christmas" by Nino & The Ebb Tides, "El Burrito De Belen" by Lazarito, "Jingle Bells" by Rita Moss, "White Christmas Disco" by Back To Back, "Merry Twistmas" by Milt Patrick, "Give Me Christmas Time" by The Reindeers, "Hawaiian Santa" by The Surfers, "Santa Won't Be Blue This Christmas" by Jimmy Charles, "Christmas In November" by Slim Pickens, "Teenage Santa Claus" by Babs Gonzales, and "Santa Claus Has Fallen In Love" by Swamp Dogg. CD

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✨✧ VariousRare 80s Soul, Funk, & Boogie ... CD
Essential, 1980s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.98
Way more than the usual 80s grooves – as the set definitely takes the "rare" in its title seriously, and presents a huge amount of cuts that were even new to our boogie-trained ears! The set's not the usual electro soul or post-disco material – and instead, really moves around some great territory in the realm of 80s soul – no hip hop or house, but some wonderful material that comes from a range of indie labels, and never got much exposure at the time! Titles include "Don't Make Me Wait" by Ken Thomas, "Expand Your Mind" by Johnny Davis, "Are You Lonely" by Hipnotic, "I Could Never Love Another Like You" by Joanna Gardner, "Loving Touch" by Quincy Patrick, "Too Much Too Fast" by Verna Brown & Rich Girls, "Think Fast" by Pamela Joy, "No Way To Control It" by Mac Thornhill, "Rough Life In The City" by Grace Rico, "You're Wearing Me Out" by The Sweethearts, "Love Dance" by Lou Volpe, and "Never Too Late" by Julius Brown. CD

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Michael JacksonOff The Wall (special edition) ... CD
Epic/Legacy, 1979. Used ... $4.99
Michael, if only you'd stayed at this level! This 1979 solo album by Michael is a killer batch of soul grooves – one of best moments ever, and a crowning cap to a stellar 70s run – both as a younger solo act, and with the whole Jackson family! Quincy Jones produced, and the album's got a funky undercurrent that's really stunning – clubby, yet plenty darn soulful, with a wickedly sly groove that others would try to copy for years, but never fully match. Titles include seminal groovers like "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough", "Working Day And Night", "Girlfriend", "Off The Wall", "Burn This Disco Out" and more. Amazing amazing amazing work from the to-be-coronated King Of Pop! CD features some cool bonus tracks – voice-overs from Quincy Jones, plus interview bits, and demos of "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" and "Workin Day & Night". CD

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Martha High with Osaka MonaurailTribute To My Soul Sisters (with bonus track) ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $15.99
A hard-smoking set of female funk – with backing from the mighty Osaka Monaurail combo! Years ago, Martha High was something of a "lost" female soul figure – an artist who worked with James Brown in the 60s, recorded a bit of disco in the 70s, but never fully got her due. Yet in recent years, she's re-emerged with a bold new sound – maybe even funkier than back in the day, and working with some very cool contemporary combos – at a level that's maybe made her second just to Sharon Jones for hard-edged funky soul music! This time around, High returns to working with Japan's Osaka Monaurail – maybe one of our favorite funky groups of recent years, and an ensemble who are very committed to the sound of the James Brown band in the late 60s – which is a perfect fit for the songs that High's using here – which were originally recorded by Lyn Collins, Marva Whitney, Vicki Anderson, and Yvonne Fair. The whole thing's mighty smoking – and titles include "Unwind Yourself", "Mama's Got A Bag Of Her Own", "Mama Feelgood", "Answer To Mother Popcorn", "Put It On The Line", "Things Got To Get Better", "Think", and "A Little Tasted Of Soul". CD features the bonus track "Oh What A Feeling". CD

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✨✧ VariousFTG Presents The Vaults Vol 5 (3CD set) ... CD
FTG, Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 3CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A huge amount of great work from the FTG label – one of the most trustworthy soul reissues on the CD market! FTG has reissued lots of 70s and 80s classics over the past decade or so, often with lots of bonus tracks – a fair bit of which are included here, as many selections are remixes or singles, and lots more are reissued from the new versions on their CDs! This volume features a massive 46 tracks – a great deal at this price – and titles include "Love Train (ext)" by The O'Jays, "Boogie Wonderland (12" mix)" by Earth Wind & Fire, "No Limit (ext)" by Breakwater, "I Don't Know If It's Right (12" disco)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Going Back To My Roots (single)" by Odyssey, "The Sweetest Pain" by Dexter Wansel, "Strut Your Funky Stuff (UK 12" rmx)" by Frantique, "You Know How To Love Me (edit)" by Phyllis Hyman, "This Is It (12" mix)" by Dan Hartman, "Strawberry Letter 23" by Shuggie Otis, "Break Your Promise" by The Delfonics, "Stir It Up (single)" by Johnny Nash, "Disco Lady (single)" by Johnny Taylor, "Free (single)" by Denice Williams, "Let's Try Again (ext)" by Surface, "Go On & Cry (7" edit)" by Bloodstone, "Who's Getting It Now (12" version)" by Chocolate Milk, "Can You Feel My Love" by Khemistry, "Get Loose (12" mix)" by Evelyn Champagne King, "Keep It Coming" by The Jones Girls, and "Can I Be With You Tonight (12" mix)" by Steven & Sterling. CD

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AllspiceAllspice ... CD
Fantasy/Dusty Groove, 1977. New Copy ... $10.99 12.98
The only album ever from Allspice – but a hell of an incredible soul record – and one that's kept the group's name strong with collectors and rare groove fanatics for years! The album's on of the best Fantasy Records productions by Wayne Henderson and his At Home team – and like some of the others, is handled with a groove that's tight, yet plenty sophisticated too – light years from mainstream disco or common club of the late 70s, and instead informed by plenty of jazz and deeper ideas as well! The vibe is perfect – as heavenly and righteous as some of the best Roy Ayers club tracks of the time – which proves to be a perfect foil for the Allspice style of mixing male and female vocals – which again is often done in an Ayers-like mode. The sound is sublime throughout – one of those real treasures that should have been a huge record in the 70s, but was barely pressed up at all – and quickly forgotten about by the record company. Yet even after all these years, the whole thing sounds amazing – one of those albums we'd never part with at all! Titles include the groovy "Slipped Away", the funky stepper "Hungry For Your Love" – and loads of other great tunes that include "Love Fire", "Destiny", "She's A Lady", "I Don't Know", and "Give It Time". CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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✨✧ James BrownTake A Look At Those Cakes (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Polydor/Culture Factory, 1978. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A plenty funky record, despite a cheesy cover – which shows James Brown as a disco-era player – kicking back on a couch with an unbuttoned shirt, while two topless girls dance in front of him – showing him their "cakes"! The groove's definitely different than the Payback years, but it's still composed of the same core elements – sharp instrumentation, played live and in a very lively way – sped up a bit for the dancefloor, but maybe even more breathtaking because of the speed! At the time, Brown spent plenty of time trying to claim the mantle of disco godfather – but he's still way more than that here – a fierce funk maestro who's already got his instrumental tip down to razor-sharp perfection, which makes the shouted and called vocals just a bonus icing on the cake! Tracks are long and plenty jamming – and titles include "For Goodness Sakes Take A Look At Those Cakes", "Someone To Talk To", "A Man Understands", and "As Long As I Love You". CD
(Limited edition!)

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Jackie MooreI'm On My Way (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Columbia/Big Break (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A real standout album from Jackie Moore – and a noteworthy comeback after some mellower southern soul recordings in the mid 70s! Jackie's recording here in a style that worked extremely well for Columbia at the time – who had also done successful "southern/modern soul" experiments with the likes of Johnny Taylor and Betty Wright, two of the more leading lights in the Columbia soul stable in the late 70s. Jackie's teamed up with the Philly talents of Bobby Eli, who produced the album, and did most of the arrangements – apart from a few tracks by Norman Harris or Jack Faith – and there's a modern soul glow to the record that really marks a new shift in Moore's music – a style that still has her going deep on the vocals, while stepping out in some warmer Philly rhythms. Titles include "This Time, Baby", "Wrapped Up In Your Lovin", "I'm On My Way", "Can You Tell Me Why", and "Let's Go Somewhere & Make Love". CD features 6 bonus tracks too – including "This Time Baby (12" Mike Mauro disco rmx)", "How's Your Love Life Baby (12" disco)", "This Time Baby (12" inst)", and "How's Your Love Life Baby (12" inst)". CD
Also available I'm On My Way ... LP 2.99

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✨✧ VariousTo The Outside Of Everything – A Story Of UK Post-Punk 1977 to 1981 (5CD set) ... CD
Cherry Red (UK), Late 70s/Early 80s. New Copy 5CD ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great sounds from some of our favorite years of the British scene – those moments right after punk first exploded, and a generation of young English artists took off in so many different musical directions! The era's been labeled as post-punk, but what makes it really unique is that the label hardly does the music justice – as the time had such a rich array of sounds and styles, it would be impossible to sum of the vibe in just a few short words! There's definitely some punk elements in the music, but there's also electronic moments, sweeter songs, noisy bits, compressed prog inspirations, and even some occasional witty elements – with songwriting that's really stood the test of time over the years. There have been other collections of post-punk work over the years, but we've never seen a package like this – as the 5CD set features 111 tracks in all, packaged inside a book-style cover that's overflowing with notes and images – all with a track selection that includes lots of lost gems. In other words, even if you're like us, and already love this period, you'll still find plenty of greatness here – as the whole thing's balanced well enough to please both newcomers and longtime collectors. Includes work by Dif Juz, Glaxo Babies, The Homosexuals, Ultravox, Swell Maps, Clock DVD, Maximum Joy, Section 25, The Cravats, Native Hipsters, Josef K, Art Objects, The Passions, Big In Japan, Fischer-Z, Family Fodder, Girls At Our Best, Ludus, Boots For Dancing, In Camera, The Disco Zombies, Medium Medium, Alternative TV, The Nightingales, My Captains, Five Or Six, Steve Diggle, Dance Chapter, Fire Engines, Spoon Fazer, and many others! CD

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Whispers30th Anniversary Anthology ... CD
Sequel (UK), 1994. Used 2CD ... $16.99
A great compilation that traces the full career of The Whispers – with tracks that begin in their Soul Clock years, run through their days at Janus and Solar, and go all the way up to 1987! The range of material is great – with mellow sweet soul tunes, strident disco numbers, complicated modern soul tracks, and more wonderful styles that will show you the versatility of this incredible group as the years went by. There's a total of 32 tracks on the set – and titles include "Seems Like I Gotta Do Wrong", "A Mother For My Children", "The Beat Goes On", "My Girl", "It's A Love Thing", "Can't Do Without Love", "Tonight", "Just Gets Better With Time", "Somebody Loves You", "Can't Help But Love You", "(Let's Go) All The Way", ("Olivia) Lost & Turned Out", "Bingo", "I Only Meant to Wet My Feet", and the incredible tribute to Donny Hathaway, "Song for Donny"! CD
(Out of print.)

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David MatthewsShoogie Wanna Boogie ... CD
Kudu/King (Japan), 1976. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the slickest of Dave Matthews' funk records from the 70s – but still pretty darn nice! Matthews was the mainman behind the legendary funk group The Grodeck Whipperjenny, and a key arranger in James Brown's sound of the Polydor years – but by this time, he moved into smoother club-type jazz, of the sort he'd penned for Idris Muhammad and other artists on the Kudu label. However, Matthews' always had a talent for the funky groove – and even these otherwise pop disco numbers shine with a musical intensity that surprises us – especially at moments like the funky drumbreak on "You Keep Me Hanging On", the freaky moog on "Shoogie Wanna Boogie", the funky bass solo on "California Dreaming", and the excellent keyboard work on "Gotta Be Where You Are". CD
(Part of the CTI 50th Anniversary Special Collection!)
 
 
 



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