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Juno Recommends Funk

Juno Recommends Funk

Funk/Reissue Recommendations March 2013
7 Mar 2013
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BGP
Cat: BGPS 015. Rel: 31 Mar 03
Funk
  1. You
  2. Sunshine Of Your Love
 in stock $9.11
2
Cat: RES 032. Rel: 25 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Suonho - "It's Cool"
  2. Voodoocuts - "Git Fonky"
Review: "It's Cool"... Possibly the finest pairings of words in the English language, they can be used to describe anything from the weather to ones behaviour on a Saturday night. Here we find it playing the title and describing Suonho's classic JB-style funk groove. With tight horns and relaxed, big-swing breakbeats, it's a sure fire butt wiggler. Elsewhere Voodoocuts soaks himself in a Champs flavoured "Tequila" spirit. With a tightly plucked guitar riff and major hand-clap action if this doesn't cause a merry Mexican stand off on the dancefloor you're playing in the wrong venue.
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out of stock $8.57
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BGP
Cat: BGPS 016. Rel: 31 Mar 03
Funk
  1. Jean Jaques Perry - "Eva"
  2. Camille Yarbrough - "Take Yo' Praise"
 in stock $9.11
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VARIOUS
Cat: STRUT 102LP. Rel: 25 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Shockabilly - "Day Tripper"
  2. Ferdinand - "Tele Apres La Meteo"
  3. Mathematiques Modernes - "Disco" (long version)
  4. Modern Guy - "Electrique Sylvie" (full length version)
  5. The Last Poets - "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine"
  6. Winston Edwards & Blackbeard - "Street Rock"
  7. Futura 2000 - "The Escapades Of Futura 2000"
  8. Material - "I'm The One"
  9. Timezone - "World Destruction" (12" vocal)
  10. Manu Dibango - "Abele Dance" ('85 remix)
  11. Fab 5 Freddy - "Change The Beat" (French & English rap)
  12. Shockabilly - "Day Tripper" (CD 1)
  13. Massacre - "Killing Time"
  14. Ferdinand - "Tele Apres La Meteo"
  15. Mathematiques Modernes - "Disco Rough" (long version)
  16. Thomas Leer & Robert Rental - "Day Breaks Night Heals"
  17. Snakefinger - "Living In Vain"
  18. Winston Edwards & Blackbeard - "Downing Street Rock"
  19. Lightnin' Rod - "Sport"
  20. Futura 2000 - "The Escapades Of Futura 2000" (feat The Clash)
  21. Timezone - "Wildstyle"
  22. Deadline - "Makossa Rock"
  23. Bobongo Stars - "Koteja"
  24. Toure Kunda - "Amadou Tilo"
  25. Nini Raviolette - "Suis Je Normale" (CD 2)
  26. Modern Guy - "Electrique Sylvie" (full length version)
  27. Spaho - "Carmel"
  28. Ginger Baker - "Dust To Dust"
  29. Last Exit - "Big Boss Man"
  30. Mandingo - "Harima" (feat Foday Musa Suso & Herbie Hancock)
  31. Manu Dibango - "Abele Dance" (85 remix)
  32. Timezone - "World Destruction" (original 12" mix)
  33. Material - "I'm The One"
  34. D St - "Home Of Hip Hop"
  35. B Side With Bernard Fowler - "Odeon" (dance mix)
  36. Fab 5 Freddy - "Change The Beat" (French & English rap)
  37. The Last Poets - "Mean Machine Chant/Mean Machine"
Review: The tireless Strut Records operation presents this excellent retrospective of Celluloid Records! This 80s NYC imprint is described by Strut as the "label whose output so closely mirrors the full spectrum of what we love" so the 26 track Change The Beat: The Celluloid Records Story 1980 - 1987 can be viewed as something of a personal coup. Typically for a Strut release, Change The Beat manages to superbly represent a label whose output includes a rather intimidating 100 plus albums that veered between no wave, nascent hip-hop, afro infused experimental disco and more, and neatly encapsulates New York's vivid music scene in this period. Bill Laswell was central to the Celluloid story and features prominently here in his Massacre and Material incarnations as well as other key productions. Celluloid's involvement with early forms of New York hip-hop is also a key narrative of this compilation yet there's room for so much more in the tracklisting. Rare photos from the Celluloid archives and extensive interviews with label boss Jean Karakos, Bill Laswell, Afrika Bambaataa, Time Zone's Rusty Egan, John Lydon make this a definitive retrospective!
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out of stock $20.13
5
Cat: NYCT 7010. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Cumbia Yerba Buena
  2. Cumbia Chacarera
out of stock $8.31
6
BGP
Cat: BGPS 020. Rel: 22 Dec 03
Funk
  1. Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
  2. 24 Carat Black
 in stock $9.11
7
  1. I Don't Want To Leave (feat Tall Black Guy - Sure Know How To Love Me re-edit)
  2. Untrue (feat Dandy Teru - True re-edit)
Review: It's strictly San Fran shizzle right here as Ubiquity go to town on one of the most respected faces on their sister imprint Luv N Haight. Clear vinyl and hand-stamped, both sides are smoother than a Barry White impressionist convention. Giles Peterson's Detroitian pal Tall Black Guy extends "Don't Want To Leave You" into a lavish, silky slo-mo nodder, capturing the mournful warmth of the original and reconceptualising for the cosmic youth. Meanwhile on the B we find Ubiquity boss Dandy Teru supping more of a trippy broken beat brew. Quintessential edits.
out of stock $9.64
8
Cat: FVR 077. Rel: 18 Feb 13
International
  1. Sambadi (main mix)
  2. Sambadi (Pathworks remix clean)
out of stock $6.97
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VARIOUS
Cat: STRUT 044LP. Rel: 25 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Orlando Julius & The Afro Sounders - "Alo Mi Alo" (parts 1 & 2)
  2. Segun Bucknor & His Revolution - "La La La"
  3. Lijadu Sisters - "Orere Elejigbo"
  4. Peter King - "Shango"
  5. Sahara All Stars Band Jos - "Enjoy Yourself"
  6. Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70 - "Jeun Ko Ku (Chop 'N' Quench)"
  7. Tunji Oyelana & The Benders - "Ifa"
  8. Ofo The Black Company - "Allah Wakbarr"
  9. The Funkees - "Dancing Time"
  10. Monomono - "Tire Loma Da Nigbehin"
  11. Bala Miller & The Great Music Pirameeds Of Afrika - "Ikon Allah"
  12. Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes - "Akayan Ekassa"
  13. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists - "Agboju Logun"
  14. Gasper Lawal - "Kita Kita"
  15. Sunny Ade & His African Beats - "Ja Fun Mi" (instrumental)
Review: Originally released back in 2001, there's a reason why Strut have reissued Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story Of 1970's Funky Lagos so many times; it's superb and totally lives up to the title! if you've not yet indulged in the compilation, this 2012 triple vinyl pressing is the even more definitive edition, slipping in the 2CD version along with the Nigeria 70 audio documentary that Strut originally included in the 2001 CD issue but has been absent since. With the vinyl now pressed on heavyweight 180g wax, this makes for the perfect introduction into the vivid story of 1970s West African funk. Well done Strut!
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out of stock $24.80
10
  1. James Brown's Boo Ga Loo (1)
  2. James Brown's Boo Ga Loo (2)
Review: What a repress. James & The Incredible Showmen may have made an impression on the US funk floors as a live act but as recording artists they only pressed one record. This one. A fitting homage to the big man himself, it's a bright, tight jam with all the drum rolls, bass walks, heaving horns and wukka-wukka strums. Once a digger's delight, it can now relive a little more of the glory it deserves.
out of stock $6.42
11
Cat: FSR 7072. Rel: 20 Feb 12
Funk
  1. The Shakedown (Say Yeah)
  2. Dragging Me Down
Review: After releases on a dozen labels, one of Britain's finest funk groups Speedometer unleash their new single "The Shakedown(Say Yeah)" on Freestyle. Their current vocalist is none other than the legendary Martha High, a long time vocalist with James Brown until 1995 when she left to tour globally with James's sax player Maceo Parker. Does it hit all the right spots? Does it tick all the boxes? Hell yeah! Martha is firing on all four cylinders, ably assisted by UK soul man Myles Sanko whilst a killer guitar licked, punchy brass groove carries things on at a furious pace. "Dragging Me Down" on the flip sports a crystal clear performance from Martha as the band cook the bubbling organ tempo on gas mark 10; oven gloves at the ready people.
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 in stock $5.90
12
Cat: BBR 19. Rel: 18 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Taste Of Your Love
  2. Don't Break My Heart
Review: The return of Ernie McKone's (from Galliano) legendary Boogie Back Records label, finds Ernie hooking up with notorious funk Band 'The Valentine Brothers' of 'Moneys too tight to mention' fame for this brand new future classic 7" double a side. Limited 250 copies pressed only.......



out of stock $9.64
13
  1. Main Title Theme
  2. Inner Space
  3. Music For Eels
  4. Sounds Of The Deep
  5. Island Of Birds
  6. Noctural Lullaby
  7. Danger Reef
  8. Seasnakes
  9. Thatcherie
  10. Turtlemusic
  11. Dark World
  12. Crown Of The Thorns
  13. Midget Monsters
  14. Beche De Mer
  15. Attacking Sharks
  16. Inner Space II
out of stock $39.67
14
Cat: KAYDEE 2937. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Stay In The Groove (part 1)
  2. Stay In The Groove (part 2)
  3. I'm In Love (part 1)
  4. I'm In Love (part 2)
 in stock $22.51
15
Cat: SJ 519. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Soul
  1. Must Be An Angel
  2. It's Alright
out of stock $9.64
16
  1. Whatcha Trying To Do (To Me)?
  2. Tell Me, Tell Me!
Review: Russian funk alert! Following in the footsteps of fellow country funkers STiX and The Soul Surfers, DJ Anatoly Ice and veteran songstress Dariya deliver two impeccable jams that sizzle with a fuzzy air of 60s nostalgia. Dariya's vocal delivery is crisp, clear and decidedly sexy as she dips into her mother tongue for very brief respites. With punctuated pianos, big swinging drums and a horn ensemble that's tighter than an austerity budget, this is an exemplary lesson in funk.
out of stock $8.57
17
Cat: PC 001. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Dancer (vocal mix)
  2. Dancer (instrumental mix)
out of stock $4.28
18
Cat: MG 176. Rel: 04 Mar 13
International
  1. Tropical
  2. Oba, La Vem Vela
 in stock $14.21
19
Cat: PC 005. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Let's Call It A Day
  2. Let's Call It A Day (instrumental)
out of stock $8.57
20
Cat: ZEPS 014. Rel: 25 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Maguare - "Jungle Fever"
  2. Va Fan Fahre - "Lahzet Zekrayat"
out of stock $8.31
21
Cat: NJR 008LP. Rel: 11 Feb 13
Soul
  1. Is It Because I'm Black
  2. Come Together
  3. Together Forever
  4. Concrete Reservations
  5. Black Balloons
  6. Walk A Mile In My Shoes
  7. I'm Talking
  8. Right On
out of stock $17.15
22
Cat: SSRLP 028. Rel: 18 Feb 13
International
  1. African Dialects
  2. Happy Song
  3. Joy
  4. Caribean Air
  5. Sunshine Lady
  6. Adura
  7. Golden Jungle Boy
  8. Sweet Soulful Congo
  9. Gentleman Joe
out of stock $16.62
23
  1. Stick Up In Jewel Street
  2. The Orange Thievery
 in stock $6.97
24
Cat: LEGO 051. Rel: 18 Feb 13
Funk
  1. Man Made (instrumental)
  2. Man Made (Dublex Inc remix)
  3. Cool Smooth Waters (Tom Eno remix)
  4. We Gonna Bring The Funk To You (Daytoner remix)
  5. I Know Your Love Is True (Lack Of Afro remix)
  6. Big Livin' (Przanik remix)
Review: The relationship between German funkateer Mr Confuse and Leger has been consistently on-point, and this is no exception. A remix EP, this boasts an array of creative versions from his last album Do You Realize. Opening with a supreme instrumental of "Man Made" (think RSL meet Hot 8 Brass Band) we're then knocked in the socks by Dublex Inc's take on the same song which sounds strangely like "Brown Paper Bag" on slo-mo. Elsewhere we find belting power soul on Lack Of Afro's remix of "I Know Your Love Is True", fiery Latino strums on Daytoner's remix "We Gonna Bring The Funk To You" and a woozy, dub-wise take on "Big Livin'" by Przanik.
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out of stock $8.57
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