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Denis Fournier   NEW
Le réveil du Créole (Vent du Sud, France, 1985)
Totally underground French funk ! Released on a small label Vent du Sud, established in the South of France… "St Valentin" is the track, and it's really in the Trend !
LP, VG+/Ex, 60 €
Iveria   NEW
Iveria (Melodiya, Georgia, 1975)
Used to be considered as one of former-Soviet Union's holy grails. This is the fabulous groovy Georgian album by Iveria, that always goes for high prices on internet. Lots of psych funk tracks. The -original- cover is used.
LP, VG/Ex-, 70 €
Igor   NEW
Disco (Melodiya, Russia, 1979)
Back in stock ! To me one of the best Russian jazz funk albums ever made ! This obscure band probably played in big hotels in Moscow for the nomenclatura in the late 70's / early 80's. They had the funky, soulful side of the American music at their repertoire so it's very tight, very very groovy. Lots of breaks, lots of amazing scat vocals. Notice that one of the tunes here is a lift of Hudson County's cult track "Bim sala bim". Tremendous !
LP, VG+/Ex, 80 €
Davy Jones   NEW
Live at the Lucky Star (Soul Sound, Holland, 1967)
Euro soul by Davy Jones, recorded live in the Netherlands. Very mid 60's James Brown / Otis Redding soundalike. Includes the instrumental "Soul Samba" and other soulful tunes. Cover a bit used on top and bottom.
LP, VG/VG+, 50 €
Gunesh & Various   NEW
Snovim Godom (Melodiya, Turkmenistan, 1980)
Soviet record especially released for the new year celebrations. Includes "Dievuchka" a killer track by the cult Turkmenian band Gunesh. Also here, some tunes from Ukraine, Georgia, Estonia, Russia, but the one from Turkmenistan is by far the best.
LP, VG+/Ex, 40 €
Kazakh Jazz Groove   NEW
Kazakh Jazz Groove (Melodiya, Kazakhstan)
What a killer, deep, jazz groove session from Kazakhstan ! Soviet jazz with groovy electric piano, oriental sounds and Central Asian folk inspirations !
LP, Ex-/Ex-, 80 €
Jamisen Funk  
Jamisen Funk (XXX, Japan)
Wow ! Ultra rare Japanese funk album, featuring the traditionnal string instrument jamisen. Yu can not imagine how many times I have been asked to sell my own copy…. Always said NO, but you're lucky I offer a spare copy now ! Well, it took my years to put a hand on it... Superb mixture of traditionnalJapanese music and heavy groove, tough breaks, ready made hip hop hit… Grab it quickly !
LP, Ex/Ex, 350 €
Via 75  
Vsiesoyuzniy konkurs (Melodiya, Georgia, 1980)
Ultra rare item from former USSR, an album featuring the funky band from Georgia called 75. And what do we find here ? A surprising (and unique) version of "Egbe mi o" by the great Fela Kuti. It is not credited to the Nigerian, of course, and it's simply titled "Afro Cuban Rhythm". We know that there were cultural exchanges between Soviet Union and Africa, but it seems unbelievable for a group from that Caucasian region. Very very rare, and as tough as Vladimir Konovalov ! And there's another track with a fat drumbreak on this album. Pretty cool discovery, unknown to this day !
LP, Ex/Ex, 120 €
Igor  
Disco (Melodiya, Russia, 1979)
Back in stock ! To me one of the best Russian jazz funk albums ever made ! This obscure band probably played in big hotels in Moscow for the nomenclatura in the late 70's / early 80's. They had the funky, soulful side of the American music at their repertoire so it's very tight, very very groovy. Lots of breaks, lots of amazing scat vocals. Notice that one of the tunes here is a lift of Hudson County's cult track "Bim sala bim". Tremendous !
LP, Ex-/Ex, 90 €
Masterless Samurai  
Masterless Samurai (Alfa, Japan, 1981)
Obscure Japanese group led by Mr Kitajima... This is a recent discovery. "Golden Mean" has folk funk beats, "Wild Monk" has funky beats with flute, "Sei" is a bizarre exotic jazz tune with fender rhodes and flute, "Hitsuku" has very nice beats that sound very similar to Travis Biggs' "Tibetian Serenity", "Masterless Samurai" and "Breath of Night" are two great jazz groove tracks with perfect samples. This album has something of Les Mogol, the cult Turkish psych jazz group, or the great percussionist Okay Temiz.
LP, Ex-/Ex, 70 €
Masterless Samurai  
Masterless Samurai (Headfirst, USA, 1980)
Obscure Japanese group led by Mr Kitajima... This is a recent discovery. "Golden Mean" has folk funk beats, "Wild Monk" has funky beats with flute, "Sei" is a bizarre exotic jazz tune with fender rhodes and flute, "Hitsuku" has very nice beats that sound very similar to Travis Biggs' "Tibetian Serenity", "Masterless Samurai" and "Breath of Night" are two great jazz groove tracks with perfect samples. This album has something of Les Mogol, the cult Turkish psych jazz group, or the great percussionist Okay Temiz. US pressing, cover slightly used.
LP, VG+/Ex, 60 €
Hiroshima  
Hiroshima (Arista, USA, 1980)
Japanese band that recorded in the US. Very very funky touch. Includes the disco club tune "Warriors", which starts with koto… Superb samples. And the whole tune has something interesting ! Also on this album : "Crusin' J-Town", "Echoes" (like a late japonified Roy Ayers) and "Fortune Teller" (samples, again).
LP, VG+/Ex, 30 €
Oscar Harris  
And the Twinkle Stars (Blue Elephant, Holland)
Classic Dutch soul funk "Relax Before Doin' Sex", James Brown soundalike.
LP, Ex-/Ex, 30 €
Noel Quinlan  
7 A Side (Newtone, Hong Kong, 1977)
Ultra rare Asian boogie funk album… Noel Quinlan had previously written the score for "The Man from Hong-Kong", he is back here with a sound that reminds me of the Philipino group Please. Tough groovy breaks, too, and a production that could compete with US funk records. At least ten interesting tracks, just judge by yourself with the soundclip. Almost impossible to find.
LP, Ex-/Ex-, 100 €
Davy Jones & the Voodoo Funk Machine  
Sookie Sookie (Philips, France, 1968)
Wild freaked out soul and rough club tunes arranged by Janko Nilovic ! "Sookie Sookie", "Voodoo", "Mojo", "Love", "Grazing in the Grass" (instrumental version), "Huk". Just great.
LP, Ex/Ex, 80 €