|Deep Cut Grooves|
Long-form albums chock full of transcendent jammy grooves. Assorted funk, soul, reggae and jazz subgenres.
The Baby Huey Story: The Living Legend
Babby's first Deep Soul album
Time and Place
Worthy second step into entry-level deep soul
Peace and Love
Breathtaking, trance inducing nyabinghi from Ras Michael
Spookier than any horror movie score, the soundtrack to a carribean seance
What Color Is Love?
You've probably heard music this soulfully orchestrated and performed
Power - Fuerza
The band's cultural impact on the zulu nation and the emergence of hip-hop overshadows their Latin funk jams, but if you haven't watched the documentary Rubble Kings, go do it now
Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth
Good deep cuts
Gorgeous psychedelic soul/funk w an afrobeat tinge
|9||Harlem River Drive|
Harlem River Drive
Eddie & Charlie Palmieri's first latin funk odyssey, with Bernard Purdie on drums
|10||Singers and Players|
War of Words
Dark, drugged up, depressing dub
Miles Davis' first wife introduced him to Jimi Hendrix, launching his interest in jazz-rock fusion and ultimately, the second half of his career. Then she dumped him, hired Larry Graham on bass, and made one of the most badass funk albums ever.
In the Right Place
Zoo wee mama. Good funky nawlins R&B
Friends and Buddies
Originally released in two different editions - one mix with keyboards, one accidentally omitting them - Miami based Wright had some decent jams. Tbh tho the version of the album sans keyboards is arguably superior, with a slick acoustic groove you'd only really find with Lee Dorsey most of the time.
Is It Because I'm Black
Title track is a timeless classic
You Got My Mind Messed Up
More deeper soul, but damn, what a fucking voice
More latin jazz
I Wanna Get Funky
Funk album from the true blues king, BB can suck it, this is superior
More nyabinghi, nice little drum grooves. Sample city
Playing It Cool & Playing It Right
The strange middle ground between roots and dub. Like a desert trip.
|20||Ronald Shannon Jackson and the Decoding Society|
Jazz to end your list to