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Blind Boy Fuller - Truckin' My Blues Away
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri - Casamance
Mark Ernestus presents Jeri-Jeri
Casamance
12" | 2013 | UK | Original (Ndagga)
10,44 €* 10,99 € -5%
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Berlin versus Kaolack, round three. A traditional Jola rhythm, fast and energetic, with tuned, talking and kit drums swarming across a skeletal downhome guitar — somewhere between blues and disco — and the Mboup brothers' impassioned plea for an end to division and bloodshed in their Casamance homeland.
Then a more deeply dug-in, spaced-out funk, edgily spun from a Serer rhythm, underpinning Mbene's reflective song about parental selflessness. 'Sama Yaye', 'My Mother'. Both with full instrumental versions.

Sound-wise peas in a pod with the intricate, soaring barrage of Ornette's Prime Time in full flight, when it had two of everything in the lineup, and Jamaaladeen Tacuma was on bass, Denardo on electronic drums.
Swamp Dogg - Rat On
Goblin - Buio Omega Black Vinyl Edition
B.T. Express - Do it til youre satisfied
B.T. Express
Do it til youre satisfied
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Scepter)
18,99 €*
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
- "Express" sampled by Busy Bee for "Express",
Gang Starr for "Gusto",
Leaders of the New School for "Sound of the Zeekers",
Powerule for "Young Stars from Nowhere" and
Rell for "Love for Free"

- "This House is Smokin'" sampled by 3rd Bass for "Triple Stage Darkness",
Above the Law for "Menace to Society",
Positively Black for "Nightmare on America Street" and
W.I.S.E Guyz for "This House is Smokin'"

- "Everything Good to You (Ain't Always Good for You)" sampled by DMX for "Get at Me Dog",
EPMD for "Get the Bozack",
Ma$e for "Would They Die for You" and
Rascalz for "Northern Touch"

- "If it Don't Turn You on (You Outta Leave it Alone)" sampled by Big Daddy Kane for "Smooth Operator",
DOC for "Comm 2",
Dr. Dre for "Stranded on Death Row",
EPMD for "So Whatcha Sayin'?",
Gang Starr for "Premier & the Guru",
Ice Cube for "Jackin' for Beats",
King T for "Can this Be Real?",
Kool Moe Dee for "God Made Me Funky",
Live Squad for "Pump for a Livin'",
Lootpack for "Whenimondamic",
MC Lyte for "Ice Cream Dream",
Nemesis for "Str8 Jackin'",
Rubix for "Imagine" and
Treacherous Three for "Yes We Can Can"

- "Once You Get It" sampled by Above the Law for "Menace to Society",
C.E.B. for "Goes Like This",
Cookie Crew for "Feelin' Proud",
DJ Quik for "Loc'ed out Hood" & "Tear it Off",
Maestro Fresh Wes for "LTD's on the Wheels of Fortune" and
Schoolly D for "Parkside 5-2"

- "Do it 'Till Your Satisfied" sampled by Common Sense for "A for the Effort",
Funky Aztec for "Chicano Blues" and
Truth Hurts ft Rakim for "Addictive"

- "Do You Like It" sampled by Above the Law for "Menace to Society",
Boogiemonsters for "Riders of the Storm",
DJ Quik for "Loc'ed out Hood",
Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five for "Yo Baby",
Ice T for "The Iceberg",
King T for "King Tee Production",
Positively Black for "Take No Prisoners",
W.I.S.E Guyz for "Let's Rock the House" and
Zhigge for "Harlem"
Jimmy Rogers - Goin’ Away Baby / Act Like You Love Me
Geater Davis - Lost Soul
Geater Davis
Lost Soul
2LP | 2013 | US | Original (Luv N Haight)
20,99 €*
Release:2013 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Luv N’Haight presents "Lost Soul", a
comprehensive collection of material
recorded by Geater Davis for the
House Of Orange label. The name of
the album is an accurate description
of the life and career of the
legendary blues and soul singer who
passed away at age 38 while on the
verge of breaking through.
Don Gere - Werewolves On Wheels
Don Gere
Werewolves On Wheels
LP | 2011 | UK | Reissue (Finders Keepers)
18,99 €*
Release:2011 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Limited edition reissue of 500 on deluxe red vinyl!
John Coltrane - Ballads
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle
Daimons - Berliner Portraits
Pucho - Got Myself A Good Man
Vibrettes - Humpty Dump Parts 1 & 2
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown Volume 5 - Sky
Dam-Funk
Toeachizown Volume 5 - Sky
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
18,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally available on single LP format! All 5 parts of Dam-Funks magnum opus!
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown Volume 4 - Hood
Dam-Funk
Toeachizown Volume 4 - Hood
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
18,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally available on single LP format! All 5 parts of Dam-Funks magnum opus!
Dam-Funk - Toeachizown Volume 1 - LATrik
Dam-Funk
Toeachizown Volume 1 - LATrik
LP | 2012 | US | Original (Stones Throw)
15,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Finally available on single LP format! All 5 parts of Dam-Funks magnum opus!
Al Doum & The Faryds - Positive Force
Al Doum & The Faryds
Positive Force
LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Black Sweat)
14,39 €* 17,99 € -20%
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Rock / Indie
The music is the result of combining psychedelic music (first of all krautrock) and ethnic sounds; using also ethnic instruments as darbuka, mbira, tibetan bells, rhaita, sitar to create a good ears trip.
Dobie Gray - Out On The Floor
Dirty Dozen Brass Band - What's Going On
Phil Upchurch - Upchurch
Phil Upchurch
Upchurch
LP | US | Reissue (Cadet)
14,99 €*
Release:US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
arranged and conducted by Charles Stepney... Donny Hathaway on the piano!
V.A. - Crying Princess: 78 Rpm Records From Burma
C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7 - Funky Highlife
C.K. Mann & His Carousel 7
Funky Highlife
LP | 1975 | EU | Reissue (Mr Bongo)
21,99 €*
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
C.K. Mann made his name as a virtuous guitar player in Ghana when he played with Moses Kweku Oppong in the Kakaikus Guitar Band in the early 60s. He then became the leader of the band Ocean’s Strings until 1966. In 1968, he enjoyed a hit with the single ‘Edina Benya’. Mann was known for blending authentic African music with European influences. He was inspired by Latin American music and created a style all of his own. He became known as the ‘King of Highlife‘ in Ghana in the 70's, when he released the record ‘Nimpa Rebre’ featuring vocals from Pat Thomas and Kofi Yankwon. Funky Highlife came out of the Essiebons label run by Dick Essilfe Bondzie. According to Dick, this album could have been a massive hit in Ghana but the vinyl factories ran out of stock because of Ghana’s economic downturn, so the demand for the record could not be met. The album is a fusion of highlife and soul. The best-known track ‘Asafo beesuon’ is a multi-layered, drum heavy, funk medley and is over 13 minutes long.
Baris Manco - 2023 Black Vinyl Edition
Baris Manco
2023 Black Vinyl Edition
LP | 1975 | UK | Reissue (Guerssen)
25,99 €*
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
From 1975, this is Baris Manço’s masterpiece. Stunning cosmic, psychedelic, groovy conceptual album with fantastic electronics use and a strong Turkish folk flavour as usual. Legit deluxe release.
Zodiac - Pacific
Zodiac
Pacific
12" | 2012 | EU | Original (Shanti)
10,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Soviet space-disco legend returns! Originally released in late 70s, "Disco Aliiance" by Zodiac has become a real classic of soviet electronic music. Shanti re-releases it's biggest hit "Pacific" with 3 modern remixes - 80s funky piano-house by Pete Herbert, true italo-killer by Ilya Santana and a mellow balearic rework by Mellophonia!
Norman Connors - Dark Of Light
O’Donel Levy - Breeding Of Mind
Ed Smith - The Michael Remixes Volume 4
Ed Smith
The Michael Remixes Volume 4
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (EDR)
6,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mysterious release, but amazing release, two versions of Michael Jackson's classics,
with a vintage funky jazzy feeling.
Bunny Sigler - Girl Don’t Make Me Wait
DrumTalk - Airbourne EP
Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods - Mama Says I'm Crazy
Mississippi Fred McDowell & Johnny Woods
Mama Says I'm Crazy
LP | 2002 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
22,99 €*
Release:2002 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
FRED MCDOWELL was born in Rossville, Tennessee. His parents, who were farmers, died when McDowell was a youth. He started playing guitar at the age of 14 and played at dances around Rossville. Wanting a change from plowing fields, he moved to Memphis in 1926 where he started to work in the Buck-Eye feed mill where they processed cotton into oil and other products. He also had a number of other jobs and played music for tips. Later in 1928 he moved south into Mississippi to pick cotton. He settled in Como, Mississippi, about 40 miles south of Memphis, in 1940 or 1941, and worked steadily as a farmer, continuing to perform music at dances and picnics. Initially he played slide guitar using a pocket knife and then a slide made from a beef rib bone, later switching to a glass slide for its clearer sound. He played with the slide on his ring finger. While commonly lumped together with Delta Blues singers, McDowell actually may be considered the first of the bluesmen from the 'North Mississippi' region-parallel to, but somewhat east of the Delta region-to achieve widespread recognition for his work. A version of the state's signature musical form somewhat closer in structure to its African roots (often eschewing the chord change for the hypnotic effect of the droning, single chord vamp), the north hill country blues style (or at least its aesthetic) may be heard to have been carried on in the music of such figures as Junior Kimbrough and R. L. Burnside, while serving as the original impetus behind creation of the Fat Possum record label out of Oxford, Mississippi.
Paolo Achenza Trio - Chameleon Part 1 / Chameleon Part 2
Alex Puddu - Black Orgasm EP
Timo Lassy - In With Lassy
Timo Lassy
In With Lassy
LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Schema)
20,39 €* 23,99 € -15%
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
A hard swinging 'cooking session' with Finland's top jazzmen: Teppo Mäkynen, Antti Lötjönen, Georgios Kontrafouris & Abdissa Assefa.
Charlie Parker - Jazz At Massey Hall
Kari Bremnes - Og Sa Kom Resten Av Livet
Tommy Stewart - Luv N Haight Edit Series Volume 2
Tommy Stewart
Luv N Haight Edit Series Volume 2
12" | 2012 | US | Original (Ubiquity)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
The second volume in the Luv N’Haight Edit Series features re-works of two tracks from the classic self-titled album by Tommy Stewart. The heavyweight Chicago duo of Zernell aka Grimy Edits and Rahaan collaborate on this limited release.
Z.Z. Hill - The Brand New Z.Z. Hill
Chi-Lites - Give It Away
Junior Parker - You Don't Have To Be Black To Love The Blues
Jimmy McGriff - Fly Dude
Son House - Father Of Folk Blues
Willie Dixon - I Am The Blues
Willie Dixon
I Am The Blues
LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Columbia)
24,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
180 gram vinyl version!

Entire genres of music would look and sound
vastly different if not for the contributions of
Vicksburg, Mississippi's Willie Dixon. A writer of
songs such as "Hoochie Coochie Man",
"Spoonful", and "My Babe", among so many
others, Dixon's songs have gone on to become
standards of blues music, after being covered by
legends such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf,
and Little Walter, while these same songs served
as inspirational templates for the evolution of rock
and roll music. Along with Muddy Waters, Dixon is
to this day considered one of the most influential
figures to the development of the post-World War
II music scene.
Dixon originally began as a performer, but as his
career as a songwriter and session musician took
off he performed less and less, working behind
the scenes more frequently. In 1970 however, he
entered the studios to record a selection of his
own tunes. The end result was titled I Am The
Blues, and consisted of songs written during his
time as a staff-writer with Chess Records,
previously performed by the likes of Waters,
Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, and Willie Mabon. Dixon
was joined by a solid lineup of seasoned session
veterans, many of whom had performed as
sidemen for the same singers he'd written for. A
remarkable collection of new renditions of classic
songs, straight from the original source.
Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream
Chubby Checker - You Just Don’t Know (What You Do To Me)
Maceo Parker - Soul Classics
Maceo Parker
Soul Classics
2LP | 2012 | EU | Original (Moosicus)
25,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classics by James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Isaac Hayes & others get a rework courtesy of Maceo & The WDR Big Band!
Meridian Brothers - Desesperanza
Meridian Brothers
Desesperanza
LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
17,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 14.10.2022
Straddling the line between new and old, Meridian Brothers’ mischievous blend of Latin rhythms and psychedelic grooves is the creation of Eblis Álvarez, one of the key figures of the experimental music scene in Bogota. As with all of the Meridian Brother’s releases, every instrument on ‘Deseperanza’ was played and recorded by Eblis himself.

A true avant-garde guitar player and composer, Eblis also plays in Mario Galeano’s band Frente Cumbiero and was one of the 42 musicians involved in the recording of Ondatrópica.

Meridian Brothers are at the core of a burgeoning music scene with cumbia, salsa and currulao all being explored by a new generation of Colombian musicians. Last year’s "Meridian Brothers VII" received key recognition from New York’s Names You Can Trust, who combined two of its tracks on a highly collectible special edition 7”.

‘Desesperanza’, Meridian Brothers first fully-fledged worldwide release, is dedicated exclusively to salsa and tropical music, twisting it through a dark and theatrical psychedelic soundscape but never abandoning the traditional aesthetics.
Alfonso Lovo - La Gigantona
Alfonso Lovo
La Gigantona
LP | 1976 | US | Reissue (Numero Group)
25,99 €*
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
The son of a prominent Nicaraguan politician, Alfonso Noel Lovo was a choice target for the Sandinista rebels who hijacked his homeward flight from Miami in December of 1971, ultimately putting several rounds through the talented musician’s torso and hand. After several years, and as many surgeries, he would break new ground on this psychedelic swirl of Latin jazz and pan-American funk with his musical partner, percussionist Jose “Chepito” Areas of Santana fame. Long unavailable, La Gigantona has lived its forty years lost in the grooves of a single acetate. Imagine a Nicaraguan take on Herbie Hancock’s Afro-jazz masterpiece Mwandishi with some of the most penetrating, left-field guitar you’ve never heard.
Improved Sound Limited - OST - Engelchen Macht Weiter
Improved Sound Limited
OST - Engelchen Macht Weiter
LP+7" | 1969 | EU | Reissue (Wah Wah)
20,99 €*
Release:1969 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves, Soundtracks
The soundtrack to this 1969 German sexual comedy was produced by Improved Sound Limited, showcasing their killer blend of experimental pop, blues, rock, jazz, funk and easy listening, augmented with tape effects, phasing, distorted guitar... Groovy songs influenced by 60's beat and psychedelia.

Newly mastered sound by Jörg Scheuerman. Comes complete with an insert with photos and liner notes. Limited to 500 copies only.
Rudy Ray Moore - Eat Out More Often
Campfire, The - The Heat Of Your Love
Semi Colon, The - Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida)
Semi Colon, The
Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida)
LP | 2012 | US | Reissue (Comb & Razor Sound)
23,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Ndia Egbuo Ndia (Afro-Jigida), an LP recorded by the Nigerian rock group Semi-Colon in 1976, was an experimental response to Fela Kuti’s then-dominant afrobeat sound, substituting Fela’s sophisticated horn charts and jazz leanings with wiry electric guitar work and a passion for vintage rock ‘n’ roll. Long fabled and coveted amongst collectors and DJs alike, the album has remained one of the rarest of the Nigerian 1970s “afro” cycle. Comb & Razor Sound is proud to be reissuing this lost gem of Afro-rock for
a new audience.

This reissue marks the second release from Comb & Razor Sound, following up the success of its inaugural offering, 2011’s Nigerian disco and boogie compilation Brand New Wayo, which was spotlighted on NPR’s All Things Considered and received favorable mention on its “Song of the Day.” The new edition of Afro-Jigida continues Comb & Razor’s exploration of rare, cutting-edge popular music produced in Nigeria in the 1970s and 80s.

Afro-Jigida will be initially released in its original six-track vinyl format, with a deluxe CD release to follow at a later date. As a bonus, the first 1000 copies pressed of the album will include a 7” single featuring the never-before-released demo recording "Our Fada".
Otis Rush - Cold Day In Hell
Final Decisions - I Don't Feel No Pain
Final Decisions
I Don't Feel No Pain
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Hayley)
28,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Previously unreleased gem from FINAL DECISIONS out of Detroit's Fast Track studios. 'I don't feel no pain' is presented in both Short and Long versions. Produced by Leonard Jones.'
Emanuel Laskey - (Put Your Name) In The Hall Of Fame
Emanuel Laskey
(Put Your Name) In The Hall Of Fame
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Hayley)
28,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hayley does it again with two more previously unreleased tracks from the late, great Emanuel Laskey. "...Hall of fame" and "Different kind of different" were recorded in Los Angeles in 1978 with two of his long time friends, Marvin Gaye and Mel Bolton. Written and produced by the trio, the single features an uptempo song squarely aimed at the dancefloor paired with the more mellow "Different kind of different" - both clearly showcase Emanuel's great voice.
Thunderbird Sound - In Heaven And On Earth
Thunderbird Sound
In Heaven And On Earth
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Hayley)
28,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
John Manship described this record as the best instrumental he’d heard since “Exus Trek” and who are we to disagree! Released with the artist and title credits it carried on the tape box when first discovered. It actually turns out to be the backing track for Jimmy Ruffin’s previously unreleased barnstormer “Shake hands with a dreamer”. “Our finest hour” is pretty good too.
Lorretta Kendrick - My Feelings Keep Getting In The Way
Lorretta Kendrick
My Feelings Keep Getting In The Way
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Hayley)
28,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The release of this gorgeous song has been Hayley’s proudest moment since the label began. Beautiful vocals, heartrending lyrics and a string arrangement by the great Marvin Gaye himself make this the epitome of a soul record. Lorretta’s take on “Neither one of us” on the flip makes this a great double header.
Mandrill - Composite truth
Mandrill
Composite truth
LP | 1973 | US | Reissue (Polydor)
18,99 €*
Release:1973 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
sampled by DITC, Cypress Hill, De La Soul ...
Timo Lassy - Teddy The Sweeper
Timo Lassy
Teddy The Sweeper
7" | 2012 | EU | Original (Schema)
7,99 €*
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
First part in the Schema 7" series. No gimmicks needed here, this jazz is cooking.
Mandrill - We Are One
John Coltrane - Live At The Village Vanguard
Ann Peebles - I Can't Stand the Rain
Ann Peebles
I Can't Stand the Rain
LP | 1974 | US | Reissue (Fat Possum)
29,44 €* 30,99 € -5%
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Classic soul record! Includes a 12" glossy paper insert with liner notes and mp3 download code.
V.A. - TV Sound And Image - British Television, Film And Library Composers 1955-78 LP 2
V.A.
TV Sound And Image - British Television, Film And Library Composers 1955-78 LP 2
2LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soul Jazz)
26,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records latest release TV: Sound and Image provides an overview of British composers who worked in television, film and music libraries the second half of the 20th century.
Chi-Lites - (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
Ivan Boogaloo Joe Jones - Snake Rhythm Rock
Gentlemen, The - The Gentlemen
Ben Webster - Stormy Weather
Sun Palace - Winning
Luther Dickinson - Hambone's Meditations
Leon Ware & Quadron - Orchids For The Sun
Peoples Potential Unlimted Presents: - PPU Video Party - Volume 2
Peoples Potential Unlimted Presents:
PPU Video Party - Volume 2
DVD | 2012 | US | Original (Peoples Potential Unlimited)
11,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Another hour+ of video tape madness from the PPU Archives. Featuring live public access performances from Glass Pyramid Band (Oklahoma), Pleasure (DC), and The Incredible Rock City Band (Arkansas). Rare music videos from Jerry J of California Flight Project, and Uku Kuut (Estonia), plus even more unseen home video clips, and forgotten party freaks.

Gwen McCrae - Poyson
Gwen McCrae
Poyson
12" | 2012 | US | Original (Larry)
12,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Superb Victor Rosado edit of a forgotten Gwen McRae gem! Essential!
Etta James - At Last
Bobby Womack - Communication
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Leave-Taking
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Leave-Taking
10" | 2012 | UK | Original (Honest Jon's)
9,59 €* 11,99 € -20%
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Three of the deepest, freshest instrumentals from the imminent album — featuring the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble on the opener. Sound-wise, this is doubly lethal, as alive and present as vinyl gets: mixed by Mark Ernestus, mastered and cut at D&M, manufactured at Pallas. In a silvered, silk-screened sleeve; a limited one-off.
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers) - Manuela Feat. Erykah Badu
Rocket Juice & The Moon (Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Manuela Feat. Erykah Badu
10" | 2012 | UK | Original (Honest Jon's)
11,39 €* 11,99 € -5%
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Two tracks exclusive to this release: the one and only Badu in an irresistibly catchy do-over of the euphoric album instrumental there, also featuring veteran Malian synth freak, Cheick Tidiane Seck, and a dub by Mark Ernestus, from Rhythm & Sound. Lovely silk-screened sleeve.
Funkees, The - Dancing Time: The Best Of East Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77
Funkees, The
Dancing Time: The Best Of East Nigeria's Afro Rock Exponents 1973-77
2LP | 2012 | UK | Original (Soundway)
22,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Preorder shipping from 30.09.2022
‘Dancing Time: The Best of Eastern Nigeria’s Afro Rock Exponents 1973 – 77’ by The Funkees is the latest title on Soundway to mine the rich musical output of 60s and 70s Nigeria. For the 5 year period this compilation spans The Funkees output crackled with dance floor fire.

Having featured on three of Soundway’s most popular titles, across the definitive Nigeria Special compilation series, we felt The Funkees output deserved closer inspection. Presented here (on CD, download & double gatefold LP) are 18 slices of funky Afro-rock grooves hand picked by Soundway’s Miles Cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and 2 long players.

In the early 1970s The Funkees were the number-one east Nigerian band and the only outfit to seriously challenge the popular Lagos based rock combos MonoMono and BLO.

It wasn't long before promoters in the UK came calling and The Funkees packed up their instruments and moved to London where they quickly established a fierce reputation on the live circuit.

Here they recorded two seminal albums before finally breaking up in 1977 amidst some controversy. This collection features for the first time all of their Nigerian 45s alongside the best of their UK album material and is accompanied by a full interview with original member Sonny Akpan, who still lives in the capital.
Speedometer - The Shakedown (Say Yeah)
Gerardo Frisina - Moderno Primitivo
Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra - Consummation
O’Donel Levy - Black Velvet
Original Raw Soul - Volume 3
Original Raw Soul
Volume 3
CD | 2012 | US | Original (Now-Again)
19,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The collective that includes the Poets Of Rhythm, Whitefield Brothers and Karl Hector & The Malcouns presents a series of Rare Funk, Jazz, Soul and World-Psych singles compiled as an album. Tip!
Junior Kimbrough - You Better Run - The Essential Junior Kimbrough
Fatback Band - Peace, Love Not War
Preston Love / Brenda George - Cissy Popcorn / I Can't Stand It
Darondo - Didn’t I
Darondo
Didn’t I
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Kent)
13,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
The laid-back Slyesque soul of Darondo is the flavour of the decade in Modern Soul circles, particularly in Europe and the States. ‘Didn’t I’ is the classic Music City recording that has been featured in films and ads in recent years and ‘Saving My Love’ is the terrific off the wall dancer that Ace recently discovered among those Music City master tapes.
Jackie Day - Naughty Boy
Jackie Day
Naughty Boy
7" | 2012 | UK | Original (Kent)
9,99 €*
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
‘Naughty Boy’ was one of the key records in reviving the Northern Soul scene in the 80s and has remained a £1000+ trophy ever since. ‘Get To Steppin’ is another on the fours dancer that has only graced a 100 Club anniversary single prior to this release.
Tom Jones - Evil
Tom Jones
Evil
7" | 2012 | US | Original (Third Man)
11,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Third Man Records is proud to announce the most virile entry in the history of its Blue Series singles: The man, the legend himself Mr. Tom Jones laying his unmistakable voice over Howlin' Wolf's "Evil" and the Frankie Lane classic "Jezebel" (as covered over the years by the likes of Edith Piaf and Anna Calvi). Both tracks were produced by Jack White at Third Man studios.
Delfonics - Tell Me This Is A Dream
Temptations - Sky's The Limit
Memphis Soul - Don't Down Me People Part 1 & 2
Memphis Soul
Don't Down Me People Part 1 & 2
7" | 2012 | US | Original (Numero Group)
11,99 €*
Release:2012 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Constructed around a sunburned guitar lick of prominence, Phoenix bluesman George Bowman’s unreleased two-parter “Don’t Down Me People” is a lost document of Arizona’s underpublicized soul output. Simple in design, passionate in delivery, this blues-funk landmine from the late-’60s sits at the rarely traversed intersection of the J.B.s and the Band of Gypsys. This 45 contains canyons of wide-open drums, courtesy of Dyke and the Blazers original timekeeper, Rodney Brown.
Funky Bijou - Tell Him
Duster Bennett - Smiling Like I'm Happy
Rayfield Reid & The Magnificents - Treat you right
Keb Mo - Suitcase
Sun Ra - Jazz In Silhouette
Art Ensemble Of Chicago - Certain Blacks
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