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Juno Recommends Funk

Juno Recommends Funk

Funk/Reissue Recommendations July 2015
3 Jul 2015
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Cat: NOA 45001WHITE. Rel: 15 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Candido - "On My Way" (3:08)
  2. Edwin Starr - "Easin' In" (3:12)
Review: The label says it all... Neither of these tracks have ever been released outside the original albums they came on. Until now. The legendary Candido steps up for the A-side with an uptempo, percussion-heavy groove from his 1971 album Beautiful; with big brassy fills and a stripped back, sample-addict's dream breakdown, this still punches as hard now as it did over 40 years ago. Flip for a funk trip from the equally revered Edwin Starr. Taken from his Hell Up In Harlem soundtrack, it's quintessential Blaxploitation funk with slippery bass, sleazy guitars and Edwin's velvet vocals that can go from purring to roaring in 0.03 seconds. Limited to one per customer, jump on this as soon as you can.
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out of stock $6.70
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Cat: DP 015. Rel: 22 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Margie Moves Mountains (4:27)
  2. Margie Loves Drums (4:31)
Review: One of Wah Wah 45s' most consistent contributors Scrimshire runs fine lines in both original material and some absurdly funky edits (case in point, his stupendous take on "Grandma's Hands" a few years back") Here he's back on the edit trip with two takes on Margie Joseph. Crafting her gutsy soul into two crisp, floor-ready workouts, "Margie Moves Mountains" rolls out as the original before getting heavier and heavier while "Margie Loves Drums" (a shake-up of her Bill Withers' cover - "The Same Love Made Me Laugh") plays more on the stops/starts and clam-tight edits. Both absolutely kill it.
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out of stock $5.09
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Cat: BM45 001. Rel: 15 Jun 15
Funk
  1. To The Yard (part 1) (3:32)
  2. To The Yard (part 2) (2:41)
Review: London nine-piece Funkshone up the funk ante once again, this time on their own brand new label Bandoni Music (named after the band's drummer and manager). Hooking up with The Easy Access Orchestra (who also act as The Herbaliser's live band), both sides of "To The Yard" are a super-tight frenzy where an array of brass and wind instruments get freaky over the rolling drum breaks and the Mike's razor sharp guitar riff. Only 300 copies of this have been pressed.... You know what to do.
out of stock $9.64
4
  1. You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (part 1) (3:34)
  2. You Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (part 2) (2:07)
Review: Russian funk crew The Soul Surfers return to Ubiquity with the first single from their forthcoming debut album. Hooking up with Stones Throw vocalist Myron & E, the band provide a rigid Rhodes-based groove that builds momentum along with the horns but is spacious enough for Myron to do his business. Flip for the second side of the tale as the keys are elements are switched out in sequence, giving a cross-section view of how The Soul Surfers construct their compositions. We can't wait for the album.
 in stock $9.51
5
  1. Creative Source - "You Can't Hide Love" (3:52)
  2. New Holidays - "Maybe So Maybe No" (3:27)
 in stock $9.92
6
Cat: WAH 7053. Rel: 22 Jun 15
Funk
  1. I've Changed (feat E) (2:10)
  2. Inspector Norse (3:05)
Review: One man funk army Gene Dudley is about to drop another 7" upside our lugholes... And this is one of the first signs of its quality. A broad banquet across two courses; "I've Changed" is straight up classic soul with big velvet vocals and massive horns. "Inspector Norse", meanwhile, shows Gene's fizzier, funk side. One of the most creative covers of Todd Terje you'll ever hear, this has already been hammered by the likes of Bonobo and Craig Charles. Sweaty.
out of stock $6.17
7
Cat: BCAT 0996. Rel: 07 Sep 09
Funk
  1. Cheyenne's Comin' - "Come Back To Me"
  2. Hanson - "Take Me To Your Home"
Review: Blackcat repress this 2009 45" and its spread remains as broad and beautiful as it did five years ago. "Come Back To Me" takes us back to 1976 as Native American soul girl Cheyenne's rich, gut-driven delivery tops a seriously tight funk cake that's flavoured with blistering horns and crisp guitars. "Take Me To Your Home" takes us even further back to 1973. Taken from their debut album Now Hear This, it's a sparkling, jazz-tinted psychedelic slice that harbours some seriously warm keys. Guaranteed to remain broad and beautiful for a long, long time to come. Grab it while you can.
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out of stock $6.42
8
Cat: PPU COVE. Rel: 08 Jun 15
Funk
  1. The Cove (5:13)
  2. Prime Time (4:51)
Review: PPU dip into Sven Atterton's superb Omega Supreme set The Cove for a 12" edition featuring two highlights of the album. London native Atterton pulled all the right swerves with the eight track set issued back in March and any funk commandos that didn't check it at the time will probably want to after a few spins of this 12". This limited white label grants DJs the chance to drop the sophisticated funk of the album's title track, a real early doors legs warmer this one. On the flip Sven goes deep into the boogie with the taut "Prime time".
out of stock $15.00
9
Cat: JMAN 040. Rel: 21 Feb 05
Funk
  1. Lemuria - "Hunk Of Heaven"
  2. Terea - "Pretty Bird"
 in stock $6.70
10
Cat: JM 023. Rel: 18 Nov 02
Funk
  1. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter
  2. Save Me
out of stock $5.35
11
Cat: HC 29. Rel: 26 May 14
Funk
  1. Pas Contente
  2. Lazy Train
out of stock $8.04
12
  1. Alright Now! (3:35)
  2. Stop Mr Ice Cream Man! (4:20)
out of stock $6.70
13
  1. Rhapsody In Berlin (part 1) (2:46)
  2. Rhapsody In Berlin (part 2) (3:39)
Review: Part of a series of reissues by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids. Once privately pressed, Rhapsody In Berlin is the result of an extensive exploration of Africa before returning to the German capital. Both sides are built around one hooky refrain as each player takes the lead and the momentum into brave new areas. With a robust support from the heavy funk guitar backline and overwhelmingly funky drums, it's all about range of horns (muted or otherwise), flutes and pygmy flutes that weave tightly into each other with a sense of natural chaos. As the name of Idris's San Fran dance troupe suggests, this is a bona fide cultural odyssey.
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out of stock $6.97
14
Cat: TR 702. Rel: 08 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Vulture's Prayer (with Jimi Tenor - instrumental) (4:15)
  2. Bad Viberations (with Jimi Tenor - instrumental) (4:17)
Review: Taking time out from Nicole Willis's strict schedule, Finland's most famous funk troupe The Soul Investigators hook up with flautist Jimi Tenor for two soulful, imagination-grabbing instrumentals. "Vulture's Prayer" is a softer, more languishing, reflective piece where the wah wah guitars shimmer and ripple underneath a thoughtful - but never overcooked - flute line. Hungry for more bite? Flip for "Bad Vibrations". A deep funk cut with a rhythm that's built up around a crisply plucked guitar line allowing Jimi to blow his thing as wildly as he likes.
out of stock $6.17
15
Cat: JM 043. Rel: 13 Sep 10
Funk
  1. Aaron Neville - "Hercules"
  2. Cyril Neville - "Gossip"
out of stock $5.35
16
Cat: BBR 008. Rel: 22 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Jimmy Wants To Dance (original version) (4:15)
  2. Jimmy Wants To Dance (Patchworks remix) (4:12)
out of stock $9.92
17
  1. Come In My Kitchen (feat The Diplomettes) (3:22)
  2. Wicked One Hop (4:09)
out of stock $11.53
18
  1. Satellite-Love (3:22)
  2. Branch-In-Out (3:20)
Review: This dinked 7" marks the debut of new Athens of the North offshoot Ocean of Tears, a label dedicated - in their words - to "deep ballads". In typical fashion, the imprint's first release is thrillingly obscure in origin; so much so, in fact, that original copies are even more rare than rocking horse droppings. "Satellite-Love" was Boston-based psychedelic funk man, Tri-Speed Moog Keytar Synthesizer inventor and one-time Original Black Sheep member Forest Terry's attempt at solo success. It flopped first time round, but is certainly a rare treat - all trippy lo-fi soul vibes, sweet guitars and suitably blazed vocals. There's a more up-tempo feel to flipside "Branchin' Out", which boasts wild guitar solos, Hendrix-esque vocals and bustlin' psych-funk rhythms.
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out of stock $6.70
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Cat: EVS 106/DAP1090. Rel: 29 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Path Of Life (4:33)
  2. Smilin' (While You're Crying) (3:57)
out of stock $5.90
20
Cat: RR 006. Rel: 11 Mar 13
Funk
  1. Brick - "Dazz" (re-edit) (6:12)
  2. Brick - "Dazz" (1976 original long version) (5:37)
  3. Tom Browne - "Funkin' For Jamaica" (re-edit) (5:16)
  4. Tom Browne - "Funkin' For Jamaica" (1980 original) (4:38)
out of stock $8.57
21
Cat: FNR 055. Rel: 22 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Express Yourself (3:13)
  2. Sweetheart (4:17)
Review: In case you didn't know, The M Tet consists of Joe Baer Magnant on guitar, Gary Pitman on the organ, Chris Lujan on bass, and Michael Reed on drums. Together they've been putting out soulful neo-funk, and they're back with their third release, this time for Detroit's Funk Night outlet. "Express Yourself" is a jazzy, instrumental cover of the pop song which goes by the same name, while "Sweetheart" is deeper, moodier and more head-nodding. A tight lil' 7" this one!
out of stock $9.38
22
Cat: SBPJ 2. Rel: 08 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Woman Of The Ghetto (6:00)
  2. California Soul (2:57)
  3. Mercy Mercy Mercy (2:58)
  4. Wade In The Water (3:33)
  5. Liberation Conversation (2:02)
  6. Loving You Was Like A Party (4:14)
  7. The Feeling's Good (3:51)
  8. So Far Away (3:57)
  9. Feel Like Making Love (4:05)
  10. Yu Ma/Go Away Little Boy (6:49)
  11. Rhythm Of Love (3:44)
  12. Without You In My Life (4:46)
  13. Look At Me, Look At You (We're Flying) (4:02)
  14. Back For More (4:06)
  15. You Bring Out The Best In Me (4:38)
  16. Could It Be You (with Phil Upchurch) (5:30)
out of stock $16.35
23
  1. Look Out (I'm Gonna Blow Your Mind) (2:55)
  2. Mother Duck (2:43)
Review: When Jazzman themselves describe a release as 'hopelessly obscure' and 'off the radar to even the most dedicated' you know you've got something special. There's a really raw rusty garage funk to both sides here; both the classic R&B swing, majestic organs and powerful vocals of "Look Out" and the sweaty instrumental frenzy "Mother Duck" instantly enrapture and make you ponder the age-old question... HOW has this gone unnoticed for so long?
out of stock $9.11
24
Cat: MOVLP 1339. Rel: 08 Jun 15
Funk
  1. Ice Cold Daydream (2:28)
  2. Strawberry Letter 23 (3:57)
  3. Sweet Thang (4:00)
  4. Me & My Woman (4:09)
  5. Someone's Always Singing (3:16)
  6. Purple (7:00)
  7. Freedom Flight (8:59)
 in stock $21.51
25
  1. Funky Fingers (2:08)
  2. Boom Boom (2:44)
  3. Funky Four Corners (vocal) (2:30)
  4. Funky Four Corners (instrumental) (2:28)
  5. Crackerjack (2:43)
  6. I'm The Man For You (2:29)
  7. Never Satisfied (3:09)
  8. Did You Ever Lose Something (2:25)
  9. You Ain't No Good (2:55)
  10. Why Did You Leave Me? (2:57)
  11. Mr Santa Claus (Santa Clause Helping Hand) (4:44)
  12. Home For The Holidays (Mother's Wish For All) (2:46)
  13. Don't Take It Out On Me (2:42)
  14. Love Is Gone (2:20)
  15. Ups & Downls (3:36)
  16. Living My Life (Day To Day) (3:17)
  17. Speak Now (3:10)
  18. Purple Haze (2:22)
  19. Innocent Bystander (vocal) (3:02)
  20. Pretty Woman - Pass On By (3:06)
  21. I'm With You Love (2:44)
Review: Unsung funk and soul songwriter who worked with Barry White, Al Green, Eddie Kendricks and many more, Richard Marks' 15 year repertoire is delivered in one full strength package for the first time courtesy of Now Again. Over seven years of hard researching, negotiating and compiling (he never released any albums or even granted interviews), this is the ultimate collection of a hard working musician who did all the right things but never got the spotlight his peers experienced. From the hazy blues funk of tracks like "Funky Four Corners" to the slap-happier struts and shakes of tracks such as "Never Satisfied" via the more poignant, heartfelt reflective compositions like "Ups & Downs". Unsung... But certainly not forgotten, this entire document is a detailed and respectful work of art in itself.
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out of stock $23.47
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