Moodymann takes a far deeper path on this addendum to his Black Mahogani set – introducing a heady soul jazz approach! The big surprise here is the mammoth, 18-minute "When She Follows" – a track that's anchored by the solid bass and stuttering house beats we'd expect from ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Big Four Quintet (TB4Q) —
Empire ... CD Tub Thumper, 2012. Used ...
(Out of print.)
Samuel Jon Samuelsson —
Fnykur ... CD SJS Music (Iceland), 2007. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A compelling little set from Iceland – a large group effort that's half-funky, half-grooving in a more sophisticated way – almost with the depth of an MPS session from the 70s! Maestro Samuel Jon Samuelsson leads the group on trombone – but some of the best aspects here are in ... read moreCD
The second proper solo album from Chico Mann is a sprawling and creative one – blending a world of funk & soul, from his roots in modern Afrobeat and Afro Cuban grooves, as filtered through spacier soul sounds and electro – played largely by Chico himself! The set is great for the ... read moreCD
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Jimi Tenor in a while – and a set that's a really great sideways-step from some of his other recent music! There's still elements of the spiritual jazz currents that Jimi's been exploring for the past decade or so, but the group's also leaner, and ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A mindblowing collaboration between The Heliocentrics and underground film legend Melvin Van Peebles – a set that has the group serving up some madly trippy grooves, while Melvin speaks and sings some wisdom of his own! Van Peebles already blew our minds years ago with his insane soundtrack ... read moreCD
One man psychedelic funk jams from Blue and his Bluefunks project – bass player for the ATL's hip hop funk band (who backed Outkast live) – doing his own thing here on HomeCookedTapeHissInfestedFunks! Blue's heavy bass groove leads the way, boundlessly straddling genres and making his ... read moreCD
The City Champs are at it again – and sounding even funkier than the first time around! This set's an amazing batch of Hammond-heavy instrumentals – one that really revels in the lean, mean, Memphis heritage of Booker T & the MGs – with all the tight, funky elements that ... read moreCD
The smoking return of Martha High – a singer who worked famously with James Brown during his funk years, but who never got the same shot at full-length fame as Lyn Collins or Marva Whitney! Martha's every bit as great – and although she did cut later records in the disco years, it's ... read moreCD
Dynamites featuring Charles Walker —
Kaboom! ... CD Outta Sight, 2007. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
A fierce full album of grooves from Nashville's funky Dynamites – most of which features vocals from 60s soul legend Charles Walker! The Dynamites have a groove that's quite classic – tight rhythms, topped by razor-sharp horns – Tennessee soul with distinct late 60s overtones, ... read moreCD
One of the most unified albums we've ever heard from Greyboy – an excellent little set that perfectly bridges his two loves of funk and hip hop! The core style is in the hip hop-infused mode of earlier years – with lots of programming and scratches by Greyboy himself – but there's ... read moreCD
Heavy G & The Boogaloo Communicators —
Serious EP ... CD Cuzone, 2004. Used ...
Heavy G & The Boogaloo Communicators are at it again – proving that heavy funk can be found west of the Mississippi – and in the Rockies, no less! The album may well be the group's rawest – a nasty batch of hard-hitting numbers that really recall the raw organ sound of the ... read moreCD
A wonderful full album from keyboardist Jessica Lauren – a London talent we've loved for years, and have watched mature deeply over the past few decades! Jessica's keyboards have graced a number of key recordings from the past 20 years or so on the British scene – but she's issued ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
If this is reality, lead us onward – as the set is a mindblowing batch of trippy psych-funk from The Heliocentrics – even more offbeat and experimental than before, in ways that make the combo the true heirs to the legacy first begun by Stark Reality! The album's definitely funky at ... read moreCD
Forget funky 45s – this is a funky CD5! This tasty (and limited) CD features 4 tracks from the excellent deep funk singles cut by Sharon Jackson & The Soul Destroyers for Jazzman – plus a bonus track that is exclusive to the set – making for 5 tight and funky tunes that ... read moreCD
Damn! Orgone just keep getting better and better – to the point where we might almost say that there's no difference between the strength of the group's sound and all the funky 70s acts that have inspired their music! The instrumentation and production are right on the money throughout ... read moreCD
A really great package of contemporary funky cuts – put together in collaboration between the folks at Wax Poetics Japan and P-Vine Records – and filled with an international assortment of artists that all lean very heavily on the best spirit of 70s funk and soul! We love the albums by ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A massive bit of funk from the Japanese scene – served up by a group with a real love for the classic sounds of James Brown! Osaka Monaurail take their name from the JB's tune "Monaurail" (also picking up the misspelling in the process!) – and play in a JBs-styled mix of ... read moreCD
The greatest work so far from the amazing Osaka Monaurail – one of the best modern funk combos around, and one of the few to rival the greatness of the JBs in the early 70s! Osaka Monaurail have a way of hitting a groove that's simply breathtaking – an approach that has all of the ... read moreCD
A really radical change for trumpeter Erik Truffaz – and his most striking album to date! Part of the set features soundscape-oriented numbers that are slightly similar to his earlier work, but which also show a range of expression that lies somewhere between the atmospherics of Jon Hassel ... read moreCD
A really unique groove from Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews – a mix of New Orleans funk, straighter jazz, and some hip, offbeat elements – all brought together in the space of an album that's got a Crescent City brass band in its soul, but which comes off with the tighter sound ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Modern Memphis soul from the Bo-Keys – a group who play in the same spirit as classic acts from Stax and Hi Records! The sound's no surprise, as the record was recorded in the studios of legendary producer Willie Mitchell – a perfect fit for the warm Booker T-inspired grooves of the ... read moreCD
A brilliant mix of Afro and deep funk styles – the kind of grooves you'd get if Fela Kuti hung out with The Meters in the late 60s! Budos Band recall the genius of 90s deep funk combo The Daktaris – and have a similar love of older African rhythms touched by a newer indie funk sound ... read moreCD
The coolest record so far from this totally great combo – a live recording done on the home turf of the Greg Foat Group – the Playboy Club in London! The retro venue really fits the slinky, sexy vibe of the group's music – and although we already loved these guys before, this ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A bold slice of work from the Daptone musical universe – a hip project that features work from members of The Dap Kings, El Michels Affair, Budos Band, and Antibalas – all put together with a range of sounds that really show the full spectrum of their styles! The groove's quite unique ... read moreCD
A great third album from Staten Island instrumental funk titans The Budos Band – who've brought eclectic inspiration all along and have always colored from a much broader palette of styles than most of their peers – going even further this time out and delivering their best yet! The ... read moreCD
Erik Truffaz —
Mantis ... CD Blue Note (France), 2001. Used ...
A pivotal album from Swiss trumpeter Eric Truffaz – a back to basics bit of electric funk, with no hip hop or outside influences to mess up the groove! The sound is spare and stripped down – with Truffaz's atmospheric trumpet in the lead, and some lean work on guitar and percussion to ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Mark through barcode, disc has a promo stamp.)
A smoking set of funky horns from Japan – played by a group who are clearly drawing influences from The JBs, The Memphis Horns, and a host of smaller combos from the swinging 60s! The sound here is very much in keeping with the "big horns" title – but not in any sort of hokey ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Killer work from one of the hippest artists on the contemporary Afro Funk scene – Dele Sosimi, who really makes the set sparkle on both vocals and keyboards! There's a groove here that's directly descended from Fela and Tony Allen, but which also has a few of its own elements as well – ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Japan's grooviest combo – hitting hard in a special European set! Given the amount of mod rhythms coming from Spain these days, it's no surprise that Osaka Monaurail finds a very enthusiastic audience to work with – a crowd that's clearly going wild for the group's mix of 60s soul and ... read moreCD
A set that nicely takes Golden Dawn Arkestra back to their roots – with music that's warmly organic, spiritually evocative, and pretty darn funky all the way through – all with a unique quality that definitely marks the group's own territory! The ensemble almost move as if in an ... read moreCD
Galactic get some heavy production from Dan The Automator – really chunking up their groove with lots of bass on the bottom and plenty of low-end sounds! The approach isn't really hip hop, but it does give the group's homegrown funk approach a sound that fits more closely next to modern ... read moreCD
A whole new groove for The Stance Brothers – every bit as funky as before, but with an added soul component as well! The lovely lady on the front cover is Johanna Forsti – aka Jo Stance – a vocalist with a sound that's got plenty of 60s soul modes overall – warm and smooth ... (New Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A rich set of funky jazz workouts of Beastie Boys tunes from B-3 legend Reuben Wilson – leading a wonderful quartet with Andrew Beal on sax, Doug Munro on guitar and LaFrae Olivia Sci on the kit! The groove runs from laidback and lightly funky, to midtempo 70s cop show soul, to straight up ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
An obscure bit of jazzy funk from the Swiss scene – the only album we've ever seen from Grandmother's Funck – on Greyboy Records! The album was recorded in Switzerland in '96, and there's timeless sound and a laidback approach of funk – with soul jazz awareness that we don't ... read moreCD
The best album to date from funky drummer Tito Lopez – aka Harbans Srih, one of the best players on the UK deep funk scene! The album's got a laidback, tripped-out, slow funk style that's really great – very much in a blacksploitation soundtrack mode, with heavy Harbans drums on the ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Back cover of the booklet appears to be signed by the artist and inscribed to the previous owner.)
A Dutch combo with some mighty tight horns – trumpet, tenor, and baritone sax – all forged together in a strongly soulful frontline! The undercurrent of the group's groove has a bit of fuzzy guitar right on the rhythms – almost in an early Baker Brothers way – but the ... read moreCD
Lack Of Afro really seems to have tightened up his game – realizing that more can come from less – especially when it's focused on a sound this strong! Gone are some of the tricks and turns you might know from the LOA of years back – especially some of the mixes that circulated ... read moreCD
A great German combo, and one with almost as much jazz as funk in the mix – quite a nice change from the usual group of this nature! There's a warm glow to the record right from the start – a vibe that comes from the tight trumpet lines of Michael Voss, who also sings a bit – and ... read moreCD
Hard hitting funky 45 material – supposedly recorded by a "lost" funk group from the 70s, but actually the James Taylor Quartet playing under a different name! That little bit of name trickery doesn't stop the album from being a nice batch of funky jazz tracks, though – with ... read moreCD
Dope grooves that seem to have crept out of nowhere from the west coast underground! 8 tracks of instrumental hip hop, with a bit more pep than your typical hip hop record, and a lot more interesting twists and turns than your typical promo instrumental version of your favorite MC's album. Like ... read moreCD
Connie Price & The Keystones —
Lucas High ... LP Man Called Horse, 2019. Near Mint- Gatefold ...
Connie Price & The Keystones are tighter and funkier here than ever – partly because the album's a tribute to 70s Euro funk artist Doug Lucas – but also because the set's filled with guest appearances from a huge lineup of all-stars – the sort that definitely demand that the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Bunch ... CD Infracom (Germany), 2005. Used ...
The second album from Honeymunch – a group that really grabbed our ears with the club jazz sound of their debut! The style here is a bit more electric than before – with the strongest emphasis on the keyboards, which include a lot of Fender Rhodes and Clavinet – snaking out over ... read moreCD
Solon ... CD Irma/Suonaphone (Italy), 2003. Used ...
The debut release by Honeymunch – a really great group from the current European underground, dedicated to performing club music with live instruments! The record's got the feel of work by Hipnosis, Sleepwalker, and a number of other recent groups who've been playing live jazz for the ... read moreCD
Funky Aja West does it again – furthering the Mackrosoft groove with one of his most soulful sets to date! Aja's got some great help here from vocalist Reggie Watts – who sings on more than half the album, and really helps bring the tunes into focus with his spacey, tripped-out ... read moreCD
Afro Funk is alive and well – thanks to the efforts of Kokolo, one of the best new groups of the genre working today! Kokolo have a sound that completely respects the 70s roots of the Afro Funk sound, yet also play here with a burning style that reminds us a lot of some of the current groups ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A magnificent set from the Chicago Afrobeat Project – the kind of group that makes us plenty proud we live in the Windy City! The record's got a quality that's a bit more ambitious than you might guess – a complicated style that's still plenty grooving, but which really features some ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
It's been many years since we last heard from Paolo Achenza – the Italian keyboardist who was one of the first to bring the Fender Rhodes back in the early 90s – and an important early force on the Italian label Schema Records! It's been nearly 20 years since Paolo's last for Schema ... (Jazz, Deep Funk)read moreCD
We've always loved the music of Jimi Tenor – but recently, he seems to get better and better with each new record – hitting a spiritual, soulful depth we never would have expected years ago! This album's one of his best efforts ever – and feels more like some lost 70s ... read moreCD
Funky soul, but with a touch of jazz – almost a mod soul undercurrent that really sets these guys apart from the rest! The blend is great – nice and tight, yet never too slick – almost the sort of direction Georgie Fame should have gone in the early 70s, had he stayed on the ... read moreCD
Get ready for greatness from the Hi Fly Orchestra – a sound that's even sharper, hipper, and jazzier than ever before – served up in a sublime mix of deep funk rhythms and lots of global touches! These guys are definitely one of the coolest funk combos around – as they're never ... read moreCD
Reputedly, this is an African funk band recorded recently by the folks at Desco Records – but as with a lot of their projects, we're not entirely sure whether or not to believe them, since they're always a bit too mysterious about the origins of their material, and this may just be some new ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Hard Steppin funk and Afro steeped grooves from Ikebe Shakedown – solid stuff from the fertile Brooklyn funk scene – blending hard hitting 70s funk & soul with both stateside and African influences and more measured and slow cooking numbers! The group is young and doesn't take the ... read moreCD
Warm modern Afro-inspired funk & soul from Amsterdam's Jungle By Night – whose promising earlier 45 primed us pretty well – and this self-titled set of live-in-the-studio grooves for Kindred Spirits more than delivers on it! The set is described simply as "highlights from a ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
The bold voice of a new Afro Funk ensemble – jamming hard with an intensity that matches recent work by Antibalas or The Daktaris, and which stands proudly in a tradition that runs back to Fela's best work of the 70s! The group's extremely tight, and have a good funky edge – and they've ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
A short set, but one that's packed with loads of great work from this hip Chicago ensemble – an Afro Funk group with a style that's a bit different than some of the rest – not content to simply copy older 70s sounds, and always searching for unusual ways to serve up a groove! The ... (Global Grooves, Deep Funk)read moreCD
Contemporary grooves, but all pretty darn funky – thanks to an excellent track selection by Tobias Kirmayer – the same guy who brought us the excellents Movements collections! A few of the titles here are of older vintage, but most are pulled from the same deep funk underground that ... (Funky Compilations, Deep Funk)read moreCD
(Out of print.)
On The Corner with Fuzz —
B'Gock! ... CD Artkin Touchya, 1999. Used ...
A great new showcase for the music of Alex Puddu – the contemporary groover who's given us some wonderful music over the years – including his famous Golden Age Of Danish Pornography sets! This album's more of a back-to-basics affair for Puddu – recorded with a tight combo, and a ... read moreCD
A great little soul set by a singer we're betting will have a long run in the funky underground – a relative newcomer, but one who comes across with a power that really belies his time in the studio! Ben Piriani's music has this righteous, full-on groove that reminds us a lot of that moment ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Massively heavy funk from Brownout – and a set that may well be their greatest so far! We weren't sure what to expect when the group hit the Nat Geo label – but honestly, they seem like they're even rawer and rootsier than before – really serving up a brilliant blend of funk and ... read moreCD