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  • Superfunk Superfunk Quick View

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    Superfunk

    1973 release from the jazz/soul group featuring organist Bobby Watley. Limited pressing.
    1. Message from the Meters
    2. Goodbye So Long
    3. The Hill Where the Lord Hides
    4. Honey I Love You
    5. Just Don't Mean a Thing
    6. I'm Gonna Love You Just a Little More, Baby
    Funk Inc.
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  • Ohio Players: Live 1977 Ohio Players: Live 1977 Quick View

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    Ohio Players: Live 1977

    A vintage concert performance by one of the greatest funk/R&B bands that ever was, the platinum-selling Ohio Players! Features the classic line up performing their asses off on highlights from their phenomenal catalog, including the Gold certified singles "Love Rollercoaster," "Skin Tight" and a 31 minute version of "Fire" PLUS other classic tracks!
    1. Introduction
    2. Love Rollercoaster
    3. Who'd She Coo?
    4. Alone
    5. Skin Tight / Fopp
    6. Drum Solo
    7. I Want To Be Free
    8. Sweet Sticky Thing
    9. Fire , Pt. 1
    10. Fire, Pt. 2
    Ohio Players
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  • Funk, Inc. Funk, Inc. Quick View

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    Funk, Inc.

    Funk, Inc. is the first studio album by Funk, Inc., originally released in 1971.
    1. Kool Is Back
    2. Bowlegs
    3. Sister Janie
    4. The Thrill Is Gone
    5. The Whipper
    Funk, Inc.
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  • There's A Riot Goin' On There's A Riot Goin' On Quick View

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    There's A Riot Goin' On

    Ranked 99/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    180 Gram Audiophile Pressing

    Gatefold Sleeve

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    There's A Riot Going On was Sly & The Family Stone's answer to Marvin Gaye's What's Going On?, the seminal Soul album that came out five months before the Sly Stone masterpiece. It's a dark, earthy Funk album, that went straight to number 1 upon release. Single Family Affair also topped the charts, and is still one of Sly Stone's most beloved tracks. It manages to capture the era of militant activism and deep social unrest in a brooding, moody album with tension that could cut through steel. It still appears on plenty of 'greatest albums of all time' lists (Rolling Stone placed it on #99 out of 500) and is seen as one of the most important and influential albums of the 1970s.

    Side A

    1 Luv N' Haight

    2 Just Like A Baby

    3 Poet

    4 Family Affair

    5 Africa Talks To You The Asphalt Jungle

    6 There's A Riot Goin' On



    Side B

    1 Brave & Strong

    2 (You Caught Me) Smilin'

    3 Time

    4 Spaced Cowboy

    5 Runnin' Away

    6 Thank You For Talking To Me Africa

    Sly & The Family Stone
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  • G Funk Classics Volumes 1 & 2 G Funk Classics Volumes 1 & 2 Quick View

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    G Funk Classics Volumes 1 & 2

    Nate Dogg is one of the greatest singers in hip-hop's history; his ultra-smooth, church-honed voice was the key ingredient in dozens of classic singles throughout the '90s and '00s.


    He apparently never got paid for many of his early Death Row hits, and he finally left the label to release this, his long-awaited debut solo album. Upon dropping independently in 1998, it never got much exposure. Yet years later, it still impresses with 31 tracks absolutely overflowing with Nate's inimitable vocals and top-notch G-funk production from the likes of Daz Dillinger, QD3, and Warren G, among others.


    The lyrics mostly concern ladies, homies, and the streets, with his uncanny ability to bounce between bravado and a sensitive lover-man style showcased throughout. Nate Dogg remains the soul of hip-hop, and his amazing music should live on forever. Highlights here include Because I Got a Girl, She's Strange, Friends, These Days, and Nobody Does It Better.

    LP 1 - Vol. 1: Ghetto Preacher
    1. Hardest Man in Town
    2. Intro to G-Funk (Comm. 1)
    3. G-Funk
    4. First We Pray (featuring Kurupt Tha Kingpin)
    5. My World
    6. Dangerous Crazy
    7. These Days (featuring Daz Dillinger)
    8. Bag O'Weed (featuring Tray Deee)
    9. Dirty Hoe's Draws (featuring Big Chuck)
    10. Scared of Love (featuring Danny 'Butch' Means)
    11. Me & My Homies (featuring Tupac Shakur)
    12. Because I Got a Girl
    13. My Money
    14. Never Leave Me Alone (featuring Snoop Dogg)
    15. Last Prayer (Comm. 2)
    16. Where Are You Going? (featuring Pamela Hale)


    LP 2 - Vol. 2: The Prodigal Son

    1. Dedication
    2. Who's Playin' Games?
    3. I Don't Wanna Hurt No More (featuring Danny 'Butch' Means)
    4. Just Another Day
    5. She's Strange (featuring Barbara Wilson)
    6. Almost in Love
    7. No Matter Where I Go
    8. Stone Cold
    9. Friends - (featuring Warren G and Snoop Dogg)
    10. Puppy Love (featuring Snoop Dogg, Kurupt Tha Kingpin and Daz Dillinger)
    11. It's Goin' Down Tonight (featuring Danny 'Butch' Means/Isaac Reese)
    12. Nobody Does It Better (featuring Warren G)
    13. Sexy Girl (featuring Big Skye)
    14. Dogg Pound Gangstaville (featuring Snoop Dogg/Kurupt Tha Kingpin)
    15. Never Too Late

    Nate Dogg
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  • The Birth Of Funk The Birth Of Funk Quick View

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    The Birth Of Funk

    Nobody in New Orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as Buddy Bol-den, whose Funky Butt became a staple in the repertoire of the city's early jazz bands. Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles 'Hungry' Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: 'I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time.' Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's Talk To Me Baby and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's I've Got Money. Earl King's Trick Bag, prefiguring the Meters, is as good an example of early New Orleansfunk as can be found. Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's Funny Feathers from 1929. Or Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's Tipitina and Who's Foolin' You.
    1. Say Yeah Yeah - Yvonne Fair
    2. Check Mr. Popeye - Eddie Bo
    3. The Popeye - Spider Johnson
    4. I'm Leaving You Today - Al Robinson
    5. Say Yeah - Porgy & The Polka Dots
    6. Talk To Me Baby - Huey 'Piano' Smith
    7. Trick Bag - Earl King
    8. What A Wedding Day - Shirley Raymond
    9. R B Special - Bob Bateman
    10. Tell Me The Truth - The Turquinettes
    11. Slick Chick - Vernon Harrel
    12. I've Got Money - James Brown
    13. Hold It - Bill Doggett
    14. Fat Boy - Billy Stewart
    15. Mudd - Roy Montrell
    Various Artists
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  • Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! Quick View

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    Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!

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    Produced by George Clinton


    Following up on their debut Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band [MOVLP1375], Ahh The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! is the second album by American Funk act Bootsy's Rubber Band, originally released in 1977. The album was produced by Parliament Funkadelic's funk meister George Clinton and bass player & front man William Bootsy Collins. With the help of Clinton, the band has released four LPs in the '70s. This particular album reached number One on Billboard magazine's Top R&B/Soul albums chart.


    The band features Bootsy's brother Phelps Catfish Collins, Jr on guitar, Frankie Kash on drums, Frederick Flintstone Allen on drums and James Brown regulars Maceo Parker and Fred Wesley on horns. Guest appearances include saxophonist Randy and trumpeter Michael Brecker, and keyboardist Bernie Worrell, amongst others.


    Everything on the album is excellent, that is true of up-tempo smokers like The Pinocchio Theory and the title song as well as slow, moody, eerie offerings such as What's a Telephone Bill? and Munchies For Your Love. The lyrics are consistently humorous and clever, the grooves are consistently infectious. Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby! bears that distinctive P-funk sound, and is essential listening for lovers of hard 1970s Funk.

    Side A - El Uno - A Friendly Boo
    1. Ahh...the Name Is Bootsy, Baby
    2. The Pinocchio Theory
    3. Rubber Duckie
    4. Preview Side Too


    Side B - Un Dos - Geepieland Music
    1. What's A Telephone Bill?
    2. Munchies For Your Love
    3. Can't Stay Away
    4. Reprise: We Want Bootsy

    Bootsy's Rubber Band
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  • Super Funk's Mission Impossible Super Funk's Mission Impossible Quick View

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    Super Funk's Mission Impossible

    The return of the best-selling Super Funk Hard To Find And Unreleased Funk Masters series from BGP. Super Funk's Mission Impossible collects 20 tracks of super-rare funk, 13 of which have been previously unreleased.

    1. Burning Spear - S.O.U.L.

    2. What The Matter For Ya - Eternal Flames

    3. Stir It Up - Johnny Jacobs

    4. Time Is Winding Up - Dorothy Norwood

    5. What More Can I Ask For - Betty Gouche

    6. Talk Is Cheap - Unknown

    7. I'll Give You My Love - Sue Ann Jones

    8. My Man, He's a Lovin' Man - Linda Lyndell

    9. Walkin' The Duck - Jim Pipkin & The Boss Five

    10. Junkyard Dog - Miles Grayson

    11. I Got Some - The Dave Hamilton Studio Players

    12. Help Your Brothers - Cross Bronx Expressway

    13. Gonna Have A Good Time - David Camon

    14. Over Dose (Of Your Love) - The Two Things In One

    15. It Ain't The Beauty It's the Booty - Chico & Buddy

    16. Help Me - Archie Russell

    17. Fix It - O.C. Tolbert

    18. Confusion - The Two Things In One

    19. Oracabessa - The Ebony Godfathers

    20. Don't Knock My Love - The Sixth Sense

    Various Artists
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  • World Wide Funk World Wide Funk Quick View

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    World Wide Funk

    Pressed On 2x Funkalicious Splatter Vinyl!


    Bootsy Collins was born a long, long time ago in a subterranean cavern full of shining dinosaurs deep below the Ohio River.... - Iggy Pop, introduction to World Wide Funk


    The funk runs deep and rich on World Wide Funk, Bootsy Collins' first studio album since 2011's Tha Funk Capital of the World. Populated with musical friends old and new, and recorded in his Cincinnati home's Bootzilla Re-hab studio, World Wide Funk marks both a reckoning and significant reboot, if you will, for the Rhinestone Rock Star Monster of a doll baby baba! Blue-chip rappers like Doug E. Fresh, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Quik, Dru Down, and Chuck D, along with guitar shredder Buckethead, join a Bootsy-curated posse of fresh new artists on a record that embraces everything from the classic P-Funk sound Bootsy pioneered to the closest Collins has ever come to radio-active, boots on the ground, friendly fire in a musical-P-rated-adventure.

    LP 1
    1. World Wide Funk (feat. Doug E. Fresh, Buckethead & Alissia Benveniste)
    2. Bass-Rigged-System (feat. Victor Wooten, Stanley Clarke, Manou Gallo, Alissia Benveniste & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
    3. Pusherman (feat. Dru Down, BlvckSeeds , Mr. Talkbox)
    4. Thera-P (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt & Alissia Benveniste)
    5. Hot Saucer (feat. Musiq Soulchild & Big Daddy Kane)
    6. Heaven Yes
    7. Ladies Nite (feat. MC Eiht & BlvckSeeds)
    8. Candy Coated Lover (feat. X-Zact, Kali Uchis & World-Wide-Funkdrive)


    LP 2
    1. Snow Bunny (feat. Tyshawn Colquitt, Snowbunny & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
    2. Hi-On-Heels (feat. October London)
    3. A Salute To Bernie (feat. Dr. G. Bernie Worrell)
    4. Boomerang (feat. Justin Johnson)
    5. Worth My While (feat. Kali Uchis)
    6. Come Back Bootsy (feat. Eric Gales, Dennis Chambers & World-Wide-Funkdrive)
    7. Illusions (feat. Chuck D, Buckethead & BlvckSeeds)

    Bootsy Collins
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  • Fire On The Bayou Fire On The Bayou Quick View

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    Fire On The Bayou

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    Includes Bonus Tracks!


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook. This 2LP edition of Fire On The Bayou contains no less than 5 bonus tracks!

    LP1
    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine


    LP2
    1. Middle Of The Road
    2. Running Fast
    3. Mardi Gras Mambo
    4. Running Fast (Bonus Track)
    5. Keep On Marching (Bonus Track)
    6. He Bite Me (Bonus Track)
    7. Mother's Love (Bonus Track)
    8. Jambalaya (Bonus Track)

    The Meters
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  • I'm New Here I'm New Here Quick View

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    I'm New Here

    Gil Scott-Heron is one of the most influential and important singer/songwriters to have come out of America in the second half of the last century. Much can be said about why Gil's lyrics are so original and powerful, but it is important not to overlook his utterly singular voice which is so distinctive and rough and tender. It's a voice of experience and the way his voice floats over the shifting funk rhythms and the deep jazz, soul and blues melodies is nothing short of sublime. It's also what enables him to draw you in to the difficult issues he does not shy away from dealing with. His sound is intimate and warm and direct and consequently it is hard to resist being moved and inspired by his message. Gil has been consistently relevant whether it be on a personal or political canvas.


    Early on in his career he wrote and recorded the song that for many is regarded as one of the first great rap tracks,The Revolution Will Not Be Televised. From its opening lines which turn Timothy Leary on his addled head (You will not be able to stay home brother. You will not be able to plug in, turn on and cop out. You will not be able to lose yourself on scag brother, because the revolution will not be televised.), Gil threw down the gauntlet, challenging us to get involved, be informed, retain a sense of humour and do the right thing. He was angry, politically savvy, compassionate and very funny. When he was brought to Arista by Clive Davis in 1975, he was billed by the label as the black Bob Dylan, and whilst this reductive and over simplistic description is typical marketing bullshit, there is some raison d'etre for this moniker. For Gil is a protest poet of enormous subtlety who has railed against those things in the world that he believes are wrong. And like Dylan he has often used humour as a powerful weapon.


    A new record from Gil Scott-Heron, 40 years after his first solo album, is a cause for major celebration and something that the world needs now more than ever.

    1. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 1)
    2. Me And The Devil
    3. I'm New Here
    4. Your Soul And Mine
    5. Parents (Interlude)
    6. I'll Take Care Of You
    7. Being Blessed (Interlude)
    8. Where Did The Night Go
    9. I Was Guided (Interlude)
    10. New York Is Killing Me
    11. Certain Things (Interlude)
    12. Running
    13. The Crutch
    14. I've Been Me (Interlude)
    15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)
    Gil Scott-Heron
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  • Homebrew Homebrew Quick View

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    Homebrew

    Import

    First Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green Vinyl


    4-Page Booklet Included


    Homebrew is the second studio album by Neneh Cherry. The album features several different genres, including between Jazz, Funk and Trip Hop. Hip Hop legends Gang Starr co-wrote and produced Soul Sassy and I Ain't Gone Under Yet. Geoff Barrow wrote and produced Somedays.


    Trout features a guitar riff sampled from Steppenwolf's version of The Pusher, and the drum track by John Bonham from When The Levee Breaks.Buddy X was allegedly inspired by Lenny Kravitz. It was remixed by Notorious B.I.G and the Dream Team. The track Move With Me later appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Sliver.


    Everything on this record is a gem. Cherry triumphs with a seamless and unorthodox blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Dance music, and Pop, and on Money Love and Trout, the presence of R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe brings Rock to the eclectic mix.

    1. Sassy (Featuring Guru From Gangstarr)
    2. Money Love (Featuring J$ From 'Trout' On Guitar)
    3. Move With Me
    4. I Ain't Gone Under Yet
    5. Twisted
    6. Buddy X
    7. Somedays
    8. Trout ( Featuring Michael Stipe)
    9. Peace In Mind
    10. Red Paint
    Neneh Cherry
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  • Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Quick View

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    Car Wash: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

    Car Wash is a soundtrack double album released by the Funk band Rose. It is the soundtrack/film score to the 1976
    hit comedy Car Wash that featured Richard Pryor and George. The album was a major success, yielding three
    Billboard R&B Top Ten singles, Car Wash, I Wanna Get Next to You, and I'm Going Down. Continuing with its
    Respect The classics campaign, UMe will be reissuing this classic soundtrack back in vinyl for the first time in over
    15 years.
    LP 1
    1. Car Wash
    2. 6 O'Clock DJ (Let's Rock)
    3. I Wanna Get Next To You
    4. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is
    5. Zig Zag
    6. You're On My Mind
    7. Mid Day DJ Theme
    8. Born To Love You
    9. Daddy Rich
    10. Richard Pryor Dialogue


    LP 2
    1. You Gotta Believe (feat. The Pointer Sisters)
    2. I'm Going Down
    3. Yo Yo
    4. Sunrise
    5. Righteous Rhythm
    6. Water
    7. Crying
    8. Doin' What Comes Naturally
    9. Keep On Keepin' On

    Various Artists
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  • Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band Quick View

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    Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band

    Import

    Stretchin' Out in Bootsy's Rubber Band (1976) is the first album by American Funk and Soul band Bootsy's Rubber Band, led by James Brown & Parliament Funkadelic alumnus, bassist and vocalist William Bootsy Collins.


    On the album, Bootsy's output served up one side of upbeat tracks perfect for getting down & jiggy with it. That certainly is the case on the title track Stretchin' Out, thrusted forward 'on the one' by Collins' pulsating bass.


    Then the mood of the music begins to turn incrementally more intimate, so that by the conclusion of the second side, if circumstances warranted, you could end up with an appropriately sexy ballad as a sonic night cap of sorts.


    Stretchin' Out In Bootsy's Rubber Band peaked 10th place in 1976 in the R&B Albums Chart.

    1. Stretchin' Out (in A Rubber Band)
    2. Psychoticbumpschool
    3. Another Point Of View
    4. I'd Rather Be With You
    5. Love Vibes
    6. Physical Love
    7. Vanish In Our Sleep
    Bootsy's Rubber Band
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    Bump City

    Import

    Bump City is the second album by the long living Bay Area based Soul Funk group Tower Of Power, released in 1972. Tower Of Power are best known for their funky Soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines.


    One of their biggest hits came off the album: You're Still A Young Man, recorded in Memphis and with Rick Stevens as lead vocalist. The production and arrangements were much improved over the debut album East Bay Grease from 1970, as was the engineering and overall technical quality. Their lines were crisper, the unison and ensemble passages much sharper, and they were beginning to round into shape.


    The album was the first to make an impact in the band's early days, and paved the way to their mid Seventies success with subsequent albums like their self titled third album and Back To Oakland from 1974, both of which feature Lenny Williams on lead vocals.

    1. You Got To Funkifize
    2. What Happened To The World That Day?
    3. Flash In The Pan
    4. Gone
    5. You Strike My Nerve
    6. Down To The Nightclub
    7. You're Still A Young Man
    8. Skating On Thin Ice
    9. Of The Earth
    Tower Of Power
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    Zapp I

    Import

    Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is undoubtedly the most influential group in the Electro sub-genre of Funk. The group received attention in the early 1980s for implementing heavy use of the talk-box, which became one of their most well known characteristics. Zapp served as partial inspiration toward the creation of the G-Funk sound of Hip Hop popular on the West Coast of the United States in the early to mid 1990s, with many of their songs sampled by numerous Hip Hop artists, most notably Dr. Dre.


    The original line-up consisted of four brothers-Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman and Terry Troutman-and non-Troutman family members Bobby Glover and Gregory Jackson. During their early stages, they worked closely with members George Clinton and Bootsy Collins of the seminal Funkateers of Parliament-Funkadelic. Their debut album I was released in 1980, having a P-funk reminiscent sound as a result of Clinton's and Collin's input on the production.


    Zapp achieved most of its mainstream recognition from the single More Bounce To The Ounce from the same album, now widely regarded as a classic example of early 1980s electronic Funk. The single propelled the album to Gold status almost overnight.

    1. More Bounce To The Ounce
    2. Freedom
    3. Brand New Pplayer
    4. Funky Bounce
    5. Be Alright
    6. Coming Home
    Zapp
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  • Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label

    In 1969, after three years as Soul Sister #1 to James Brown's touring entourage, Marva Whitney came home to Kansas City, putting Ellis Taylor's Forte label back at full fighting strength. She'd calmed aching crowds the day after MLK's death, and she'd lived the life, despite its rigors-to pour out her pain and exuberance on Forte sides including "I've Lived The Life" and "Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear," which made national rounds in 1972.


    By then, Forte had already done more than deliver Marvelous Marva to market. Taylor worked overtime at KPRS to bring the world The Rayons, who'd stroll their girl group harmonies past Chicago's RCA studios on "Baby Be Good." In '68, The Four Darlings sauntered in with smoky-voiced soul operatics on the demanding "Give Me Love." Progressing in the middle '70s, Everyday People got "Super Black" on Forte's pine-green label. Still powering forward some 13 years on, Forte redawned with the 1980s, essaying disco funk with Sharon Revoal's "Reaching for Our Star."


    Numero 047 Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label charts Kansas City yeoman's work, the Carpets and the Derbys, dapper clothiers mysteriously murdered, and marriages made and broken. In 28 LP tracks, plus a trove of promo headshots and every-hued label scans
    detailing all iterations of Forte's logo in print, this 16th Eccentric Soul sojourn hands over vivid floor shakers and lost dance craze records alike-though what moves "The Hen" required remains anyone's guess.

    LP1
    1. Gene Williams - Don't Let Your Love Fade Away
    2. Lee Harris - I'm Gonna Get Your Thing
    3. Tear Drops - I'm Gonna Get You
    4. Louis Chachere - The Hen Part 1
    5. The Fantasticks - Cry Night And Day
    6. Marva W Taylor - I've Lived The Life
    7. Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Mini Mini Afro Twist
    8.Tony Ashley & the Delicates - I'll Never Be Satisfied
    9. The Rayons - You Confuse Me Baby
    10. The Four Darlings - Baby Your Love Is Amazing
    11. Lee Harris - Lookin' Good
    12. Marva Whitney - Daddy Don't Know About Sugar Bear
    13: Gene Williams - Whatever You Do (Do It Good)
    14. Everyday People - Is It Really That Bad


    LP2
    1. The Rayons - Baby Be Good
    2. Tony Ashley & the Delicates - All Along I've Loved You
    3. Lee Harris - I've Got To Have Somebody's Love
    4. Everyday People - Super Black
    5. James Whitney - With Fun In My Life
    6. Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
    7. Marva W Taylor - Nothing I'd Rather Be (Than Your Weakness)
    8. Four Darlings - Give Me Love
    9. Unknown Artist - Dearest Lover
    10. Fantasticks - Live And Let Live
    11. Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Ya Gotta Be Doing It
    12. Lee Harris - Skate Boogaloo and Karate Too
    13. Tear Drops - Don't Fade Away
    14. Marva Whitney & Ellis "Gripey" Taylor - We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifice)

    Eccentric Soul
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    Cabbage Alley

    Import

    Includes 2 Bonus Tracks Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People).

    - Marc Greilsamer

    1. You've Got To Change (You've Got To Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do The Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome And Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All The Time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    11. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part I *Bonus Track
    12. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part II *Bonus Track
    The Meters
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    Fire On The Bayou


    Starburst Colored Vinyl


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook.

    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine
    9. Middle Of The Road
    10. Running Fast
    11. Mardi Gras Mambo
    The Meters
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  • Regulate...G Funk Era (20th Anniversary) Regulate...G Funk Era (20th Anniversary) Quick View

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    Regulate...G Funk Era (20th Anniversary)

    Grammy®-nominated hip-hop pioneer Warren G is a Long Beach rapper who formed the legendary group 213 (named after the city's area code) with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, who went on to collaborate with step-brother Dr. Dre on The Chronic (providing the samples for "Nuthin' But a G-Thang")
    and contribute the track "Indo Smoke" with Mista Grimm and Nate Dogg on the Poetic Justice soundtrack. After a lively bidding war, Warren signed to Def Jam, which released his debut album, Regulate G Funk Era in 1994, with the title track climbing to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. In celebration of Def Jam's 30th Anniversary UMe will be releasing a "20th Anniversary Extended Edition" - The double-vinyl version features the album along with a bonus 12" (with the Destructo/Wax Motif and Photek remixes).
    LP1
    1. Regulate (featuring Nate Dogg)
    2. Do You See
    3. Gangsta Sermon (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris)
    4. Recognize (featuring The Twinz)
    5. Super Soul Sis (featuring Jah Skills)
    6. 94 Ho Draft (featuring B-Tip and Ricky Harris)
    7. So Many Ways (featuring Wayniac and Lady Levi)
    8. This D.J. (featuring O.G.L.B.)
    9. This is the Shack (featuring The Dove Shack)
    10. What's Next (featuring Mr. Malik)
    11. And Ya Don't Stop
    12. Runnin' wit No Breaks (featuring Jah Skills, Bo Roc, G Child and The Twinz)


    LP2- 12
    1. Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
    2. Regulate (Photek Remix)

    Warren G
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    Curtis (Discontinued)

    Import


    Released in 1970 Curtis is the debut album by American soul/funk artist, and former lead singer of The Impressions, Curtis Mayfield. Released on his own label Curtom Records and also self-produced this debut was very much a solo project building on
    Mayfield's personal experiences.


    It moved away from the pop soul sounds of The Impressions and featured much more of a funk and psychedelic inspired sound. It was a powerful musical statement which covered many social and political concerns of the time, most famously in the single 'Move On Up' which would later be covered and sampled by many future artists including The Jam and Kanye West.

    1. (Don't Worry) If There's A Hell Below We're All Going To Go
    2. The Other Side of Town
    3. The Makings of You
    4. We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue
    5. Move On Up (Extended Version)
    6. Miss Black America
    7. Wild and Free
    8. Give It Up
    Curtis Mayfield
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    The Spinners


    The Spinners Spinners On Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP From Mobile Fidelity


    Spinners' Silky Smooth 1972 Self-titled Record Birthed The Philadelphia Soul Sound: Includes Top 5 Hits I'll Be Around And Could It Be I'm Falling In Love


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Presents Groundbreaking Soul Album With Pristine Detail, Soothing Warmth, And Involving Emotionalism


    Sweeping Strings, Funk Rhythms, Brassy Rejoinders, Immaculate Harmonies, And Satiny Lead Singing Fill Thom Bell's Melodic Arrangements: Few Albums Sound Creamier Than This Watershed Effort


    The timeless music and expert arrangements are about the only things smoother than the powder-blue suits sported by the Spinners on the cover of their resplendent self-titled 1972 record. The band's first album for Atlantic after departing Motown, Spinners ranks as an all-time soul classic - a filler-free set boasting immaculate harmonies, sweet melodies, and impeccably matched vocals. Thom Bell's flawless production puts it all over the top. Yielding an ideal balance of lushness and grit, the collaboration between the Detroit-based group and studio veteran yielded a record that birthed the celebrated Philadelphia Sound. Now, you can finally experience it in audiophile-grade sonics.


    Mastered from the original tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Spinners presents the quintet's magnum opus with pristine detail, soothing warmth, and involving emotionalism. Free of previously constraining ceilings, highs soar to their intended heights. Each singer's voice can be distinctly heard amidst the expert mix. Superb dynamics, soundstaging, and imaging highlight Bell's gorgeous orchestrations as well as the Spinners' pillow-soft mellifluousness. Backing instrumentation, ranging from rolling bass lines and punctual horns to swaying strings and crisp high-hat beats, unfolds with reference-caliber purity and transparency. Not many 1970s albums of any genre sound silkier, creamier, or more tonally rich than this LP.


    While the career-defining performances within the grooves cannot be overlooked, Spinners remains equally notable for its historical importance. At the dawn of the 70s, Motown still held sway as the dominant soul style. Yet the Spinners' decision to move to Atlantic - prompted by a suggestion by Aretha Franklin - and refashion their approach with Bell signaled a sea change that ushered in a smoother, sweeter variety of R&B punctuated with sweeping strings, jazzy flourishes, brassy replies, and funk rhythms. Few, if any, vocal groups mesh these traits more convincingly, pleasingly, and naturally than the Spinners on this watershed effort.


    Anchored by Top 5 smashes like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, Spinners signaled the beginning of a partnership with Bell that lasted seven years and elevated the band to stardom. Indeed, even in spite of the four hit singles, the record remains defined by an artistic consistency, watertight focus, and collective unity that make everything here deserving of close attention. Flush with catchy hooks and pop accents, each song is treated as a potential anthem. Laden with depth and richness, Bell's savvy, wide-open arrangements frame the Spinners' satiny singing with sensual class and refined delicacy.


    Heaven-sent voices do the rest. Making his first appearance on record as a member, Philippe Wynne treats the carefully honed material as a breakout session for his dulcet tenor on tracks such as One of a Kind (Love Affair). Not to be outdone, the equally measured Bobbie Smith mesmerizes with his deft phrasing, reedy timbre, and sparkling clarity, never finer than on the million-selling I'll Be Around. Solo or paired together, Wynne and Smith's glorious leads run the gamut from upbeat and optimistic to sad and forlorn, forming the backbone of a masterwork that addresses romance (Just You and Me Baby), regret (How Could I Let You Get Away), and social ills (Ghetto Child) with consummate passion.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Just Can't Get You Out of My Mind
    2. Just You and Me Baby
    3. Don't Let the Green Grass Fool You
    4. I Could Never (Repay Your Love)
    5. I'll Be Around
    6. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
    7. We Belong Together
    8. Ghetto Child
    9. How Could I Let You Get Away
    10. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
    The Spinners
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    Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow

    Funkadelic's second LP, originally released in 1970, is another straight up masterpiece from the stoniest, strangest funk and R&B group of all-time. Opening with the 10 minute title track complete with a shredding keyboard solo from Bernie Worrell and, of course, the six-stringed insanity of Eddie Hazel. One of George Clinton's finest sets of songs and another essential part of the Parliament-Funkadelic catalog.
    1. Free Your Mind And Your Ass Will Follow
    2. Friday Night, August 14th
    3. Funky Dollar Bill
    4. I Wanna Know If It's Good To You?
    5. Some More
    6. Eulogy And Light
    Funkadelic
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    Township Funk

    1 - Township Funk

    2 - Township Funk (DJ Nonsense Mix)

    DJ Mujava
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