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Superfunk1973 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$31.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Super Funk's Mission ImpossibleThe 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$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
World Wide FunkPressed 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)
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)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Birth Of FunkNobody 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$30.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Zapp IZapp (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
3. Brand New Pplayer
4. Funky Bounce
5. Be Alright
6. Coming Home$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Car Wash: Original Motion Picture SoundtrackCar 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
1. You Gotta Believe (feat. The Pointer Sisters)
2. I'm Going Down
3. Yo Yo
5. Righteous Rhythm
8. Doin' What Comes Naturally
9. Keep On Keepin' On$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1404xBootsy's Rubber Band
Ahh... The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Cabbage AlleyIncludes 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 Greilsamer1. You've Got To Change (You've Got To Reform)
2. Stay Away
4. The Flower Song
5. Soul Island
6. Do The Dirt
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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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?
8. You're A Friend Of Mine
9. Middle Of The Road
10. Running Fast
11. Mardi Gras Mambo$22.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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)
1. Regulate (Destructo & Wax Motif Remix)
2. Regulate (Photek Remix)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ohio Players: Live 1977A 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?
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$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Maggot Brain (Chocofunkalatte Vinyl)Ranked 486/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Limited Edition Of 1,000 Chocofunkalatte Colored Vinyl In A Deluxe Classic Style Gatefold Sleeve
1971's Maggot Brain is Funkadelic's all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, or vision, to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are book ended by two of the heaviest tracks (Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel's guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton asking him to play "as if your mother just died". An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.1. Maggot Brain
2. Can You Get To That
3. Hit It and Quit It
4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
5. Super Stupid
6. Back In Our Minds
7. Wars of Armageddon$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will FollowFunkadelic'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$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'm New HereGil 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)
13. The Crutch
14. I've Been Me (Interlude)
15. On Coming From A Broken Home (Pt. 2)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HomebrewFirst Pressing Of 1000 Numbered Copies On Transparent Green Vinyl
4-Page Booklet Included
Homebrew is the second studio album by Neneh Cherry. The album features several different genres, including between Jazz, Funk and Trip Hop. Hip Hop legends Gang Starr co-wrote and produced Soul Sassy and I Ain't Gone Under Yet. Geoff Barrow wrote and produced Somedays.
Trout features a guitar riff sampled from Steppenwolf's version of The Pusher, and the drum track by John Bonham from When The Levee Breaks.Buddy X was allegedly inspired by Lenny Kravitz. It was remixed by Notorious B.I.G and the Dream Team. The track Move With Me later appeared on the soundtrack of the 1993 film Sliver.
Everything on this record is a gem. Cherry triumphs with a seamless and unorthodox blend of Hip Hop, R&B, Dance music, and Pop, and on Money Love and Trout, the presence of R.E.M.'s Michael Stipe brings Rock to the eclectic mix.1. Sassy (Featuring Guru From Gangstarr)
2. Money Love (Featuring J$ From 'Trout' On Guitar)
3. Move With Me
4. I Ain't Gone Under Yet
6. Buddy X
8. Trout ( Featuring Michael Stipe)
9. Peace In Mind
10. Red Paint$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
15th Anniversary Edition
15 year anniversary edition vinyl of D'Angelo's classic sophomore album, Voodoo. The album features an
extensive line-up of musicians associated with the Soulquarians musical collective. Produced primarily by D'Angelo, "Voodoo" features a loose, groove-based funk sound and serves as a departure from the more conventional song structure of his debut album, Brown Sugar. In celebration of the album's 15 year anniversary, UMe will be reissue a deluxe vinyl version of Voodoo.LP1
1. Playa Playa
2. Devil's Pie
3. Left & Right
4. The Line
5. Send It On
6. Chicken Grease
7. One Mo' Gin
1. The Root
2. Spanish Joint
3. Feel Like Makin' Love
4. Greatdayndamornin' / Booty
5. Untitled (How Does It Feel)
6. Africa$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The PaybackThe Payback is a 1973 double album by James Brown. It was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Hell Up in Harlem.
The Payback is considered a high point in Brown's recording career, and is now regarded by critics as a landmark funk album. Its revenge-themed title
track, a #1 R&B hit, is one of his most famous songs and an especially prolific source of samples for record producers. Musically the album is largely
based around cyclic grooves and jamming, but it also features departures into a softer soul-based sound on tracks like Doing the Best I Can.LP 1
1. The Payback
2. Doing the Best I Can
3. Take Some...Leave Some
4. Shoot Your Shot
1. Forever Suffering
2. Time Is Running Out Fast
3. Stone to the Bone
4. Mind Power$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1244xTower Of Power
Bump CityBump 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
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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The WorksThe Works is the eleventh studio album by the British rock band Queen. After the synth-heavy Hot Space, the album saw the re-emergence of Brian May and Roger Taylor's rock sound, while still incorporating the early 80s retro futuristic electro pop of the German electronic underground (Freddie Mercury) and New York funk scenes (John Deacon).1. Radio Ga Ga
2. Tear It Up
3. It's A Hard Life
4. Man On The Prowl
5. Machines (Or Back To Humans)
6. I Want To Break Free
7. Keep Passing The Open Windows
8. Hammer To Fall
9. Is This The World We Created...?$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
20 Jazz Funk Greats (Pre-Order)Pressed On Limited Edition Green Colored Vinyl
Mute are delighted to announce a limited edition green LP reissue
of 20 Jazz Funk Greats, the landmark 1979 album from industrial
music pioneers Throbbing Gristle.
The impetus for the record apparently came about from Genesis
P-Orridge's mum's request that the band record something
"nice". The tame cover photo shows the nattily dressed band -
white disco jacket, comfy slacks, mini-skirt - stood amid flowers
on a clifftop. The chosen scene of natural beauty was Beachy
Head, a notorious suicide spot.
20 Jazz Funk Greats' cheerful breaching of lounge jazz and
disco contains some of the band's prettiest moments on songs
like the breathy "Hot on the Heels of Love". Similarly "Tanith"
and "Exotica" are gentle interludes in which TG's usual jagged
punctuations are kept to a minimum. You could be fooled into
thinking this was indeed easy-listening industrial.
Pitchfork wrote that "20 Jazz Funk Greats finds the band waking
up from D.O.A's dark night of the soul and feeling curiously
frisky. Snacking on not only the titular funk and jazz, the band
also takes touristic zig zags through exotica, rock and disco",
ultimately describing it as a "kitsch detour toward mutant disco".
Uncut Magazine wrote that "musically, it turned away from the
precipice; not exactly jazz and funk, but sublimating TG's noise
elements within electronic rhythms and proto-exotica." Dusted
Magazine described the album as "a deliberate attempt to toy
with the ideas behind marketing strategy and the purpose of
Pitchfork ranked 20 Jazz Funk Greats at number 91 in its list of
the 100 greatest albums of the 1970s. UK magazine Fact named
it the best album of the 1970s, writing that "This album is a
rupture. It's an open crack into the unpronounceable dimensions
into which tumble important streams of 20th century pop, art
and underground culture, to seethe around each other, mingling,
festering, sprouting new and unpredictable forms which in turn
would ooze out to infest vast sections of what comes after."1. 20 Jazz Funk Greats
2. Beachy Head
3. Still Walking
5. Convincing People
7. Hot On The Heels Of Love
10. What A Day
11. Six Six Sixties$23.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1, is the highly anticipated 5th studio album from Calvin Harris. The ten track album features the previously released singles Slide featuring Frank Ocean & Migos, plus Heatstroke featuring Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande. The album boasts 19 guests artist collaborations including Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Kehlani, Future, Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean, John Legend, Khalid, Migos, Schoolboy Q, Ariana Grande, Young Thug, D.R.A.M., Nicki Minaj, Lil Yachty, Jessie Reyez, Partynextdoor plus Snoop Dogg.
The Grammy Award-winning record producer, songwriter and DJ Calvin Harris stands as the figurehead for modern music, having broken world records and dominated global charts with his continued hit releases. As one of the most successful artists of all time, he currently has over 5 billion streams across all major streaming services, 5 billion video views, and 10 consecutive platinum singles.1. Slide
2. Cash Out (feat. ScHoolboy Q, PARTYNEXTDOOR & D.R.A.M.)
3. Heatstroke (feat. Young Thug, Pharrell Williams & Ariana Grande)
4. Rollin (feat. Future & Khalid)
5. Prayers Up (feat. Travis Scott & A-Trak)
6. Holiday (feat. Snoop Dogg, John Legend & Takeoff)
7. Skrt On Me (feat. Nicki Minaj)
8. Feels (feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean)
9. Faking It (feat. Kehlani & Lil Yachty)
10. Hard to Love (feat. Jessie Reyez)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sweet Sister Funk (Pure Pleasure)From the mid to late 60's the producer Sonny Lester was at the helm of some of the period's most significant jazz music (Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Orchestra, Chick Corea, Duke Ellington's 70th birthday concert) and also some of the genre's biggest hits (mostly from organist Jimmy Mcgriff). With the folding of the Solid State label in 1971 Sonny Lester formed the aptly named Groove Merchant label (named after the tune Jerome Richardson wrote for the Jones-Lewis Orchestra). He then produced some of the periods most notable soul/jazz, jazz/fusion from the likes of McGriff, Richard Groove Holmes, Reuben Wilson, Lonnie Smith to name but a few.
This gem of an album from Ramon Morris, and one of the hardest to find on Groove Merchant, was recorded during what many people would consider to be the classic period for this particular brand of jazz/funk/soul/fusion. It was recorded not long after he'd spent time with Art Blakey as a Jazz Messenger appearing on his 1972 Prestige album Child's Dance along with Stanley Clarke and Woody Shaw. He then also recorded on the Woody Shaw album, also from 1972, Song Of Songs.
He now teaches at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pa.
- Ramon Morris (tenor saxophone)
- Albert Dailey (electric piano)
- Mickey Bass (bass)
- Mickey Roker (drums)
- Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet)
- Lloyd Davis (guitar)
- Tony Waters (conga)
Production: Sonny Lester
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. First Come, First Serve
3. Sweet Sister Funk
5. Don't Ask Me
6. Lord Sideways
7. People Make the World Go Round$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
G Funk Classics Volumes 1 & 2Nate 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)
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
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$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now