Funk on this

Knowing me, I'll probably get something on this list by next week, and the rest by next month. - Funk :
Coveted recordings on the collectors' circuit hit the mass market in new reissue While funk and soul music of the late 1960s and early '70s is most identified with cities like Chicago, New Orleans and Detroit, places like Houston and Toronto had their own flourishing funk scenes. Recordings from these lesser-known communities are now highly sought after in the collectors' market, commanding prices as high as $4,000. This summer, some independent labels are unearthing these rare recordings on three new reissues, products of years of investigation and research.

Kashmere Stage Band, Texas Thunder Soul
In the late 1960s, an unlikely group gained national renown -- the student band of Kashmere High, in Houston, Texas. The band's eight records, made from 1968 to 1978, have become coveted items for collectors and DJs. This new two-disc collection compiles 34 recordings

Various Artists, Jamaica to Toronto: Soul, Funk & Reggae
1967-1974 (Light In The Attic Records)

With the easing of Canadian immigration restrictions in 1967, thousands of Jamaicans immigrated to Toronto, generating a thriving, reggae-influenced music scene. This is the second in a series of seven records chronicling the city's Jamaican musicians.

Bay Area Funk, Vol. 2
Various Artists, Bay Area Funk 2

(Luv n' Haight Records)

The 50th release from West Coast reissue giant Luv n' Haight Records includes artists like Project Soul, whose single “Ebony” goes for about $500 on the collector's market, as well as vocalist Sugar Pie DeSanto and 12-year-old singer Little Denise Stevenson.

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