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  • Funky Planet record label: legit?

    They're releasing all sorts of grails (World Experience Orchestra, Tomorrow's People, 1619 B.A.B, Carrie Cleveland) at the moment, they're being stocked at reputable shops/ dealers, etc.

    But they're surprisingly cheap.

    and the discogs listings all say "BOOTLEG" in the description, and "unofficial" release.

    Anyone any insight to offer?

    Ta!

  • #2
    According to comments elsewhere on Discogs, both Gerald Jazzman and Frank Gessner (Mr Voodoo Funk himself) have called out Funky Planet as a bootleg operation - apparently pressed in Eastern Europe by an (unnamed) Austrian record shop.
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    • #3
      Would a "reputable" shop/dealer not sell these then?
      Surely if they were legit, there would have been some sort of fanfare bigging them up pre release?
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      • #4
        Originally posted by treeboy View Post
        Would a "reputable" shop/dealer not sell these then?
        I'm not stocking them, nor are Juno, Piccadilly etc
        http://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk

        http://www.fatcity.co.uk

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        • #5
          Piccadilly are selling them as are Soul Brother and Honest Jons as for their legitimacy doubtful imo
          http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/pro...et-105613.html
          I did buy a copy of World Experience Orchestra , like I'm never ever ever going to find an original so just had to

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          • #6
            i think paolo and superfly called them out too. apologies to those guys if thats wrong tho but i am pretty sure i had a feed update on facebook from their shop saying that
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            • #7
              Originally posted by reza View Post
              Piccadilly are selling them as are Soul Brother and Honest Jons as for their legitimacy doubtful imo
              http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/pro...et-105613.html
              I did buy a copy of World Experience Orchestra , like I'm never ever ever going to find an original so just had to
              Piccadilly are NOT selling them, take another look at that link and you'll see it's just a placeholder - nothing is for sale there.

              Honest Jons will not restock once they have got rid of what they have.

              I can't speak for Soul Brother (yet).

              It's a pity that you bought the WEO LP, Now-Again Records in the US have a legit pressing lined up for release this year, copies of which will probably go unsold because the bootleggers got there first.
              http://www.jazzmanrecords.co.uk

              http://www.fatcity.co.uk

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              • #8
                Patience IS a virtue. These things will come out in time I'm sure. And they'll be better. Then you'll want one of those too.
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                That keeps you from being a part of it all
                Because you've got to be one with the one and all
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                • #9
                  Its good to know these things its a mine field out there of cheap tatty comps and reissues. Not only the majors taking over the pressing the plants with their Noel/Sheeran crud these things delay what are a labour of love to the peeps who put them out and actually help out the artists who created them in a lot of cases. Not that I've not been guilty of buying some knowingly but mostly unknowingly.

                  I've seen what look like definite jazz boots of 'Coltrane' and stuff in HMV but could just be un-copyrighted material either way they looked dodgy and too cheap so steered clear.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Jazzman Gerald View Post

                    It's a pity that you bought the WEO LP, Now-Again Records in the US have a legit pressing lined up for release this year, copies of which will probably go unsold because the bootleggers got there first.
                    Shame I didnt know that beforehand but how could I , no talk of it on the internet

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                    • #11
                      Fifth Dimension seems like a similar bootleg operation. No web page and rare reissues released: Progressive Percussions, Jungle Obsession and Speedball Experience comp. etc. I ordered the first two before I checked the comments from discogs

                      http://www.discogs.com/label/830860-Fifth-Dimension-2

                      How about Far Eastern Sunshine?

                      http://www.discogs.com/label/766525-...stern-Sunshine

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                      • #12
                        I've seen the records on sale every where from Utrecht to Osaka... quite a few of them appeared the week before Utrecht via eBay from a store in Vienna... but the Utrecht seller was someone different all together...

                        I have the Akwassa ‎"In The Groove" LP - looked odd, but took a chance...
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kurtis K View Post
                          well, one clue might be that Finders Keepers had/ have the rights to and officially reissued Yamasuki...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Jazzman Gerald View Post
                            Piccadilly are NOT selling them, take another look at that link and you'll see it's just a placeholder - nothing is for sale there.

                            Honest Jons will not restock once they have got rid of what they have.
                            Seems they both are now

                            http://www.piccadillyrecords.com/pro...et-105614.html

                            and Honest Jons has just stocked up on this one last week

                            http://honestjons.com/shop/artist/Th...Of_A_New_Birth

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                            • #15
                              I was just wondering what the general consensus from record shops is on stocking bootlegs. I remember from older threads I got the impression that the shops didn't necessary like it but were sort of forced to. But that was a few years back and there's a lot more legitimate reissues now. Personally as a buyer I try not to touch them with a barge pole these days. I think the idea of a bootleg sabotaging a legit licensed reissue, where the original artist gets paid, is pretty terrible.

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