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George Auric/Jean ProdromidesInnocents/Blood & Roses ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Two very cool French soundtrack tunes – back to back on a sweet reissue single! "Innocents" is totally great – a tune that features a lead female vocal from Isla Cameron, and a quality that's a lot like the Rosemary's Baby theme – but recorded almost a decade before! "Blood & Roses" has cool plucked harp lines underneath these washes of strings that have a nice mix of sadness and sincerity. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Luis BacalovBacalov In Lounge – Roma Bene/La Percora Nera/Rosamor/Soft & Smooth ... 7-inch
Black Cat (Italy), 1966/1968/1971. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Four very cool groovers from Italian maestro Armando Trovajoli – pressed up here on a limited edition 7" EP, with two tracks that have never been issued before! "Roma Bene" is represented by a rare "shake" version that has some fuzzy guitar that trips out nicely over upbeat grooves – and "La Pecora Nera" gets a cool vocal take from Rocky Roberts, who sings soulfully over the mod rhythms! Side two features a new edit of "Rosamor", sung by Juca Chavez – and the sublime "Soft & Smooth" too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BradleyConfusion/Where Do We Go From Here ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
A pair of the most incredible cuts from Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band! "Confusion" takes Bradley's raw soul roots to a new level – with his gritty, JB-inspired soul singing echoeing over a killer psych funk arrangement from the gentlemen of Menahan. It's got the raw drums, bass and brass we love so much, but tripped out atmosphere and waves of echo that really do make this a next level winner for all involved. "Where Do We Go From Here" also has some atmosphere – and a really cool bit of organ in the mix. Greatness! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bump & The Soul StompersI Can Remember/Standing On The Outside ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
The bump here is a gentle one – a cool slow funk start to a track that turns out to be just the kind of mellow harmony number we love so much! The flipside's equally great – and both cuts have a feel that reminds us of those east coast groups who could be hard and sweet at the same time – like Soul Generation or The Whatnauts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chocolate MilkHow About Love/Party Happy ... 7-inch
RCA, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $14.99
Two lesser-known tracks from this seminal New Orleans funk group! "How About Love" is a mellow tune – a sweet little number, with a harmony finish that's surprisingly strong for the group. "Party Happy" is in their regular funk mode – and features a lot of clavinet riffing behind tight ensemble funking and flanged-out vocals! There's a cool bass/moog breakdown in the middle – one of the best parts of the song! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Bruce CloudSoul Mambo/I Wish ... 7-inch
Motif (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Cool sounds abound on "Soul Mambo" – a cut that's got some exotic touches on percussion and vibes, but hits an all-soul groove from Bruce Cloud's vocals! The tune's a great blend of two different generations – and has a righteous 60s vibe mixed with older jukebox mambo elements – in a vibe that oddly continues in exactly the same way on "I Wish"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jack Costanzo/The PlayboysCat Walk (two versions) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
One title, but actually two different songs – both of them great! Jack Costanzo's usually more Latin in his "Mr Bongo" mode – but this sweet track has a vamping groove and lots of twangy guitar alongside his cool percussion bits – very spare and spacey, with some cool Hammond floating around as well! The Playboys have plenty of twang too – guitar that steps along nicely with the tune's rockin rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Renaldo DominoNot Too Cool To Cry/Nevermore ... 7-inch
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A lost gem on the legendary Twinight label – and one of the few singles cut by this excellent falsetto soul singer! "Not Too Cool" is a sweet sad ballad with incredible strings and gentle production – but even better is "Nevermore" – one of those haunting tunes that you hear once, and which sticks with you for years! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kenny Dope/Fab 5 Freddy/Chris SteinKenny Dope Presents Wild Style Breakbeats (book with 7 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, 2014. New Copy 7 x 7 inch & Book ... $69.99
A totally great little package – one that has Kenny Dope going back to the original tapes used in the famous hip hop film Wild Style – then mixing down all the best bits to focus on the breaks! The original grooves were laid down by Fab 5 Fredy and Chris Stein – whose guitar brings a lot of unique funky elements to the music – and Kenny Dope really makes the best of it, and the set's arguably even greater than the original Wild Style record! Titles include "Military Cut", "Subway Beat", "Down By Law", "Crime Cut", "Gangbusters", "Meetings", "Baby Beat", "Yawning Beat", and "Razor Cut". Comes in a very cool 7" book-style package – like the Complete Motown Singles series, but vinyl – with seven individual funky 45s – plus a 28 page book with interviews and photos! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mikki Farrow/September JonesSet My Heart At Ease/I'm Coming Home ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $12.99
Two Detroit gems – back to back on a single 45! "Set My Heart At Ease" is an upbeat groove from Mikki Farrow – produced perfectly by the Pied Piper team, who build things wonderfully in a very short space – and really out-Motown Motown with the groove! "I'm Coming Home" is a very cool number from September Jones – a tune that's as dark as the namesake month of its singer – with a vibe that's cool and righteous, while the groove still hits some strong Detroit 60s modes! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee FieldsFunky Screw/Bull Is Coming ... 7-inch
Angle 3/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Vintage Lee Fields – a killer couple of mid 70s treasures on his own Angle 3 label! "Funky Screw" is really incredible – with an astounding rhythm, funky guitar, keyboards and punchy horns laid down by the super funky Devil's Personal Band. Lee Fields is on fire out front, as fiercely soulful as ever! The flip side "Bull Is Coming" is a stellar showcase for the band, with an especially sharp horn solo – plus some cool, chattery group vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Guy OneSuro Yuama/A Me Bayela Do Me ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
A funky 45 from this underground talent from Ghana – an artist who plays a cool two-stringed instrument called the kologo, while he sings along with the groove in a really hypnotic way! Keyboards bubble nicely, almost with an Ethiopian music feel – and the flipside is faster, more frenetic, and has the vocals taking off tremendously! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alogte Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy (Sahel Souls)Zota Yinne/Starlet Road Filling Station Romance ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
The Sahel Souls deliver a great laidback groove on "Zota Yinne" – a tune that slinks along with a mix of dub and Ghana styles – with cool chorus vocals over the top! "Starlet Road" has an equally moody vibe – almost an El Michels take on Afro Funk – with vibes ringing out nicely over the slow dubby rhythm! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Herman JonesI Love You/I'm Broke (purple colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $5.99
Two cool cuts from the Twin Cities scene – pressed up here on extra-cool purple vinyl! "I Love You" is a percolating track that has a sweetly dancing groove that works perfectly with Herman's vocal style – a bit falsetto, but right on the money – especially on the hook! "I'm Broke" has more of an 80s electro funk groove – with some cool keyboard lines that dance and soar alongside the lyrics! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & The GangGood Times/The Frog ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Near Mint- ... $4.99
As classic as classic Kool & The Gang can get! "Good Times" is a nice raw party number – hard Gang-styled funky instrumentation in the background, and some great lyrics sung by different members of the group, almost in freestyle format! "The Frog" is even greater – a snapping little funky number that starts with fast drums, then fills in a bit of moog, making a cool electric bubbling instrumental sound that really sends us! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Little Ed & The SoundmastersLittle Ed & The Soundmasters (3 x 7inch box set) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3x7inch ... $18.99 22.98
Messed up funky soul from the Chicago scene – a beautiful package of rare singles from Little Ed & The Soundmasters! The style here is a bit hard to describe – as Ed and crew were schooled in blues, but brought up during the 60s soul underground – and clearly managed to pick up plenty of trippier elements from their generation as well! There must have been some heavy smoke in the studio when these grooves were recorded – because they've got plenty of cool effects on the guitars, and a weird echoey quality in lots of the production – pretty amazing stuff that's unlike most of the funk we've heard from the time. As usual, Numero have done a wonderful job with the whole thing – bringing together 6 rare tracks on 3 funky 45s – complete with a lovely box, and a detailed 7" booklet too. One track features Johnny Dollar – and titles include "Your Love Has Got Me", "Struggling For Survival", "It's A Dream", "The Ghetto Grind", and "Petite Soul". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Los Issifu & His MoslemsKana Soro/Idarga Bidi ... 7-inch
Academy, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
Totally massive – and one of the most hard-breaking Afro Funk tunes we've ever heard! "Kana Soro" has these killer drums at the start – really hitting hard with a wicked crackle right away – then rolls into an organ line that almost feels like "The Message" by Cymande – but which also gets a bit of different vocal inflection from the group! "Idarga Bidi" seems to be another Cymande cover – but taken at a faster clip, with very cool guitar – and this really wicked vocal that changes the whole thing around! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Skip MahoneyJanice/Don't Stop Me Now ... 7-inch
Salsoul/Outta Sight (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $7.99
One of our favorite modern soul tracks ever – a surprising late entry from early 70s harmony soul maestro Skip Mahoney! "Janice" bubbles and burns with a heavy club groove – kicking it nicely with bass and strings as Skip's vocals come into the mix – soaring to the top with a really catchy vocal about the lady in the title, and dropping into a middle bit that features a nice percussion breakdown, a brief accapella by the group, and even a cool spoken passage! "Don't Stop Me Now" is a Gil Scott Heron tune – done in a surprisingly great disco style by Skip and the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Allen MatthewsAllen's Party/Good Loving Care ... 7-inch
Bubbles/Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99
"Allen's Party" has a vibe that definitely lives up to its title – with cool crowd sounds and lots of party-like exclamations at the start – which makes the whole thing feel like some in-the-studio celebration, before the lead funky groove gets going, and the lyrics come in to tell the tale of the famous party! "Good Loving Care" is a cool mellow number – with this really watery production that seems to wrap echoey guitar right around the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Menahan Street BandLights Out/Keep Coming Back ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99
A sweet little single from Menahan Street Band! "Lights Out" has this slow funk brilliance that's almost lifted off a rare 70s soundtrack – beats that are hard, but mellow too – topped by these snakey horns that really bring in a blue sort of feel to the music – almost an Ethiopian feel, but funkier! "Keep Coming Back" is awash in Hammond lines right from the start – swing-stepping like a cool 60s instrumental, complete with some wangly guitar – all again in a slow mode that's really a nice change from the usual! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Moore/The EbonettesBull Frog/Wild Man Walk ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
Great gritty guitar from Johnny Moore – on a smoking instrumental titled "Bull Frog" – which leaps along in this frenzy of fuzz, which is then topped by a bold tenor solo! "Wild Man Walk" is another instrumental from The Ebonettes – done with a groove that's a bit more rockish at the start, but which has these cool percussion explosions in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Guy Morris & BandHot Pants Party/Cool It ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2005. New Copy ... $7.99
A heck of a great little party – even without the Hot Pants! Guy Morris grooves it here in a stone James Brown mode – socking with the bass on the beats, and really going for a heavy sound overall. The tune's incredibly catchy – somewhere between sock boogaloo soul and deeper funk – and Guy's warmer vocals over the top give the tune a unique feel of its own! "Cool It" follows in a similar heavy groove – lots of horns blasting out the theme while funky guitars riff and scratch underneath. Guy sits out the vocals on this one – letting the instruments take the tune to some really groovy places! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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