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Sunday, November 16, 2008

Cobalt Rare Funk Series [Volumes 1 - 12]

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"This highly respectable selection takes you through to an

exploratory journey into the various rare groove worlds. It has it
all: instrumental funk, mod-funk, afro-funk, themes, soul, j-funk,
library music, samples, classics... all selected by the man behind
the Funky+Groovy guide, a well known rare vinyl digger. Each
volume has a focus, presenting an informed selection of grooves in
the genre. Hope you'll enjoy it as much as we do ! "

- Anonymous -

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"I came across this collection of music a few years ago. I have no idea where I got it from. I discovered this when I was in my search for anything Blaxploitation. This along with the Dusty Fingers Collection where precursors for my Blaxploitation Library. You will be introduce to various type of genres of Funk with each volume going in depth with extrodinary musical sounds. This is a must have!"

- Self-Science -


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Rare Funk Volume I (1993)


A1 Public Enemy Fight The Power (Power Sax Mix) (3:45)
A2 Disco Dub Band For The Love Of Money (4:00)
A3 Esquires, The Think (3:50)
A4 Jackie Mittoo Stereo Freeze (3:10)
A5 Blue Mitchell The Message (3:20)
A6 Som TrĂªs Spooky (2:50)
B1 Mantronix King Of The Beats (5:50)
B2 Sivuka Ain't No Sunshine (4:45)
B3 Love Unlimited Orchestra Strange Games & Things (4:10)
B4 Meters, The Just Kissed My Baby (4:42)


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Rare Funk Volume II (1993)


01 - Melvin Sparks - Whip Whop 04:03
02 - Al Escobar - Tighten Up 02:52
03 - Marvells - Rock Steady 03:06
04 - Jimmy Mcgriff - Superfunk 02:59
05 - Chakachas - Story 02:43
06 - Nairobi Afro Band - Soul Makossa 04:25
07 - Gil Scott Heron - Its Your World 03:59
08 - Calt Tjader - Mamblues 03:08
09 - Prophets of Soul - Aint No Sunshine 03:51
10 - Jbs - Popcorn with Feeling 03:02
11 - Unda Lewis - Sideway Shuffle 03:14
12 - Will Powers - Adventures-in Dub 04:46


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Volume 3 - Soundtrack Edition (1994)


01 - Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa 02:35
02 - Grant Green - Final Comedown 03:24
03 - J-J Johnson - Willie Dynamite 03:00
04 - Lalo Schifrin - Dirty Harry 03:26
05 - Wade Marcus - New Era 03:02
06 - Donato - Almas Irmas 01:55
07 - Eric and the Vikings - Get Off the Streets 02:16
08 - Herbie Hancock - Blow Up 01:47
09 - Lafayette Afro-Rock Band - Malick 04:10
10 - Gordon Staples - Strung Out 02:48
11 - Dave Cortez - Tag 02:42
12 - Eugene Mcdaniels - Jagger Dagger 02:56
13 - Stu Gardner - Mouth of the Fish 04:06
14 - Devorzon - Riot 02:52
15 - Don Julian - Savage 01:17


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Volume 4 - Soundtrack Edition
(1994)


01 - Johnny Pate - Shaft in Africa Pt 2 03:04
02 - Ocho - Hot Pants Road 04:38
03 - JBs - Blind Man 02:20
04 - Mike Manieri - Minnesota Thins 02:51
05 - Little Sonny - Memphis B-K 03:36
06 - Ray Charles - Booty Butt 04:12
07 - Lalo Schifrin - Bullitt 02:20
08 - Mandrill - Mandrill 04:26
09 - Horace Ott - Gordon's War 03:08
10 - Henri Mancini - Streets of S.F. 02:52
11 - Mighty Tom Cats - Cheeba Cheeba 04:52
12 - Darrow Fletcher - Now is the Time 02:26
13 - Andre Previn - Rollerball 01:51
14 - Gary Byrd - Every Bro Ain't A Bro 02:28


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Volume 5 - Afro Funk (1995)


01 - Fela Kuti and Ginger Baker - Ye Ye Smell 06:15
02 - Olatunji - Tenga 03:43
03 - Candido - Who is Gonna Take the Weight 04:29
04 - Prof Longhair - Big Chief 02:13
05 - Mandingo - Black Rite 03:47
06 - Calvin Owens - the Cat 02:20
07 - Sarah Vaughan - Inner City Blues 04:13
08 - P King - Ajo 03:57
09 - JB - Don't Tell it 03:58
10 - Mohawks - Give Me Some Mo 03:11
11 - Equals - Funky Like A Train 04:29
12 - Floyd Morris - Mellow Funk 02:10


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Volume 6 - Mood Funk (1995)


01 - Dennis Coffey And The Lyman Woodward Trio - Its Your Thing (2:35)
02 - Toussaint McCall - Shimmy (2:30)
03 - John Cameron Quartet - Troublemaker (4:00)
04 - Sam Most - Jungle Fantasy (2:45)
05 - Moon People - Hippy, Skippy Moon Stomp (2:55)
06 - Detroit City Limits - 98% Plus Tax (2:55)
07 - Preston Love - Chili Music (3:35)
08 - Elliot Fisher - For The Love Of Money (5:50)
09 - Stretch - Why Did You Do It? (3:30)
10 - Ellen Mcilwaine - Jimmy Bean (3:00)
11 - Gus Giordano - Do What Ever Sets You Free (4:00)
12 - Robert Lowe - Back To Funk (3:50)
13 - Dynamics, The - Make It Reggae (3:00)



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Volume 7 - Female Funk (1995)



01 - Jackson Sisters - I Believe in Miracles 04:53
02 - Spanky Wilson - You 02:15
03 - Candi Staton - Best Thing You Ever Had 02:23
04 - Barbara Acklin - I Can't Do My Thing 02:31
05 - Julie Driscoll - Indian Rope Man 03:21
06 - Raelets - Almost Grown 02:13
07 - Marlena Shaw - Liberation Conversation 02:02
08 - Nina Simone - Save Me 03:23
09 - Patti Jo - Ain't No Love Lost 05:56
10 - Sister's Love - Give Me Your Love 04:13
11 - Cheyenne - Come Back to Me 03:00
12 - Carolyn Franklin - Deal with it 03:12
13 - Les Hooper - Lady of the Night 05:48


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Volume 8 - Psyche Funk (1996)

01 - Claudia Vita - Amame 02:51
02 - Murtaugh - Slinky 03:00
03 - K. Doldinger - Sitar 01:33
04 - Mystic Moods - Cosmic Sea 02:56
05 - Dick Hyman - Give it Up Turn it Loose 03:10
06 - Henri Mancini - Here's Looking 02:50
07 - Johnny Harris - Footprints 02:55
08 - Keef Hartley - Imatations 03:28
09 - Ananda Shankar - Dancing Drums 04:56
10 - Assaigai - Cocoa 04:00
11 - Ben Sidran - I Lead A Life 02:34
12 - Gentle Rain - Jelly 04:28
13 - Sugarloaf - Soulwalk 03:30
14 - Claudia Vita - Dr No's Piano 02:34
15 - Chaka - Africa Symphony 01:45


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Volume 9 - Junk Funk (1996)


01 - Red Holt - Flo 02:06
02 - Bob Dorough - 3 is the Magic Number 03:10
03 - Eric Burdon-War - Magic Mountain 03:31
04 - Jesse Anderson - Mighty Mighty 02:09
05 - Patti Jo - Hard to Handle 02:29
06 - Sheeba - Jungle Fever 02:33
07 - Soul Brothers - Get on the Goodfoot 03:07
08 - Constelations - Hot Pants Road 04:04
09 - C.K. Mann - Funky Highlife 02:01
10 - Inganda Kenya - Shalode 03:45
11 - Vulcans - Star Trek 03:32
12 - Phil Catherine - Give it Up & Turn it Loose 03:29
13 - Funk Factory - Rien Ne Va Plus 03:44
14 - Dust Bros. - 33 One-Third God 03:50
15 - Dust Bro. - and What You Give 03:40
16 - Cozy Powell - Let There Be Skin 02:19


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Volume 10 - Mo' Female Funk (1999)

01 - Wally Badarou - Mambo
02 - Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa 70 - Upside Down
03 - Vibrettes, The - Humpty Dump
04 - Erma Franklin - Light My Fire
05 - J.B.'s, The - Use Me
06 - Betty Davis - Anti Love Song
07 - Christine McVie - That's Saying A Lot
08 - Jane Birkin - Love For Sale
09 - A Taste Of Honey - Rescue Me
10 - Dawn Penn - No No No
11 - Armando Trovaioli - Sesso Matto
12 - Clarence Wheeler & The Enforcers - Right On


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Volume 11 - Creole Funk (2000)


01 - Blue Jays - What Do You Want
02 - Cimmerons - Street Walk
03 - Sound Studio Band - Give Me Some
04 - Dave and Ansel Collins - Doing Our Ting
05 - Apostels - Soulful
06 - Boris Gardiner - Ghetto Funk
07 - In Crowd - Mango Walk
08 - Tornadoes - Do Your Thing
09 - Wild Magnolias - Ho No Se
10 - Organization - Smokey Feeling
11 - Lever Brothers - Blackmans Cry
12 - Ray Munnings - Funky Nassau
13 - Naturals - Funky Rasta
14 - Jon Lucien - Ghetto Song


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Volume 12 - Latin Funk (2000)



01 - St. Vincent Latinaires - Broasted or Fried 04:27
02 - Ray Barretto - Right on 02:35
03 - Hammer - Tuane 02:57
04 - Harvey Averne - Cucaraca Macara 03:19
05 - Jimmy Castor - It's Just Begun 03:02
06 - Los Sobrinos Del Juez - Harina De Maiz 01:59
07 - Apache - Liberte 02:23
08 - Antonio & Jocafi - Sequiser Vallier 02:26
09 - Reality - Acapulco Gold 04:04
10 - Wilson De Neves - Pick Up the Pieces 03:27
11 - Joe Cuba - Latin Hustle 04:03
12 - Los Reyes - Adeo Y 04:18
13 - Walter Branco - Mango Walk 03:16
14 - Jade - Viva Tirado 02:54

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn, fucking great finds here.

Funkback said...

Unnghh!! Wit' cho Bad Self!

Simon666 said...

Selfscience!
Amazing work

Anonymous said...

hi,

how can i open the pdf archive?

thanks

Self-Science said...

Look at the FAQ.

NIKOS said...

Great work!!!

Anonymous said...

RARE FUNK-Volume 4 - Soundtrack Edition (1994)
Is deleted !Pls,upload this thing!
thx!

Anonymous said...

8,9,and 10 have been deleted too.

If you could re-upload them it would be awesome!!!!

Anonymous said...

hi,
the volume 8, 9 & 10 are deleted. Could you Re-Upload them.
It would be cool !

What a site !!!!

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