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James BrownI Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
An excellent funky track from The Godfather! The cut's got this cool little popping guitar that's very unique – snapping away through the whole track, creating this sinister groove that's hardly ever been matched! Darn hard to find on vinyl in any form, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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New BlackbyrdsDo It Fluid/Summer Love ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1974. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
"Do It Fluid" is one of their best, and it's got a very cool funky intro that you'll recognize immediately, plus a good hard raw funk sound that The Blackbyrds didn't always manage in all of their cuts. A real monster classic – and Larry Mizell produced, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Eddie Atwood/Ken NordineHot Saki/Hot Sake ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two cups of saki – both of them mighty nice! Eddie Atwood's "Hot Saki" is a fast-riffing guitar number with some cool exotic exclamations at the start and in the middle – plus a cool sax line, tripling piano, and this snapping cymbal line that makes the whole thing groove! Ken Nordine answers with a different spelling, and an even weirder sound – still as rhythmically intense as the first track, but with this odd keyboard line that's very faux-Eastern in style and phrasing, romping nicely all over the groove! 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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Lucky BrownPotato Cakes (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... $6.99
Very spacey funk from Lucky Brown – a mixture of slow-stepping bass, muddy drums, and some very cool keyboard bits – all sewn together with a surprisingly deep horn part on the top! There's a nicely percolating feel to the rhythms, but they sit back nicely in the mix and let the other elements take center stage – especially the horns, which add a nice sense of triumph and power to the tune, but in ways that are quite different than the usual "horn section" mode! 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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New 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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Claudia/CizinhaDeixa Eu Dizer/Pra Fazer Um Samba ... 7-inch
Odeon/Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Claudia turns in a wonderful groove here – a Brazilian jazz track with this cool compressed piano at the beginning, which sets a melodic tune, then makes room for fuller orchestrations to slide in with the rhythms and the vocals! Cizinha steps up strongly with "Pra Fazer Um Samba" on the flip – an uptempo cut with a soaring samba vibe – acoustic guitar over fast percussion, and great female vocals in the lead! 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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Cosmos Universal BandThird Eye/Back Home Together ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
An incredibly rare slice of righteous soul – pulled from obscurity! "Third Eye" has this really cool little groove – jazzy, but kind of light too – with these horns that are way in the background as the core skipping rhythms set most of the scene – all to some very human, honest lead vocals that fit nicely into the whole mix! "Back Home" is a mellow ballad, but has this light stepping groove that's pretty catchy! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gary DavisProfessor Is Here/Pop ... 7-inch
Chocolate Star/Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer break cut from Gary Davis – easily one of his funkiest nuggets ever, and a tune that really sticks hard with the drums right at the start! Once things get rolling, some of those sweet moogy touches you'd expect come into the mix – giving the whole thing a P&P vibe – but the beginning of the cut has this wonderful South Bronx old school groove, mixed perfectly by Kenny Dope! "Pop" has drums that are more electronic, then mixed with these really cool moogy bits – making for a wicked stripped-down electro funk instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New 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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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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New 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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New Flyte TimeIt's The Things That You Do/I've Got You On My Mind (purple colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 80s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $5.99
Great electro funk from Flyte Time – with cool keyboards over a bumping bassline – and a tight ensemble approach that belies these guys' role in the Twin Cities scene! The tune's got raw guitar riffing along with the vocals – and the cut's backed by the mellow "I've Got You On My Mind" – a tune that glides along beautifully with sweet guitar licks and this completely sublime moogy solo at the start! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GoblinGoblin In Lounge – Death Dies (film version part 1)/Suspira ... 7-inch
Black Cat (Italy), 1975/1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Two sweet tracks from Goblin – both of them great! "Death Dies" is an upbeat funky number with a great "chase" sort of feel – fast skittish drums with a more measured bassline – and lots of cool instrumental touches on keyboards and guitar to ramp up the action! "Suspiria" is the theme to the film of the same name – a very eerie, moody instrumental that begins with lullaby like keyboards and voice bits – but which then builds to a very bold, strong number with lots of nasty guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GoblinProfondo Rosso/Death Dies (2014 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
EMI/Cinevox (Italy), 1975. New Copy (pic cover)... $26.99
A cool 45 from one of the greatest Italian horror soundtracks ever – and the album that firmly put Goblin on the map! Side one features the amazing "Profondo Rosso" theme – a slow-building monster with lots of brooding bass and these very spooky keyboards! Side two features "Death Dies" – a number that's a bit more upbeat, but still pretty tense – almost like a great "chase" theme from an American cop/crime soundtrack! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Great ReviversDon't Mess With GR/Hard Way To Go ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
Mad fuzzy funk from this Russian combo – served up with an even better edge than previous singles! "Don't Mess" has this really sharp vibe – a fuzzy guitar providing an intro, then dropping out to this fast-stepping drum crack – which bubbles along with a sweet organ line as well! "Hard Way To Go" follows at a quicker pace – with an even weirder, cooler use of the organ – almost watery and wavy over blacksploitation funk rhythms! 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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IronsidesRaven/Song For Adrian ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2013. New Copy ... $4.99
"Raven" is a dark little tune – one that starts with this echoey guitar over slow-brooding bass – then leaps into the fray with a rock-solid horn passage that's similar to some of the other great 45s on Colemine – as tight as an American funk combo of the 70s, but with some definite Afro touches too! "Song For Adrian" brings in some guitar and Hammond interplay with the horns – breaking with cool colors and this oddly optimistic vibe – even though the tune's still got a very nice edge! 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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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHow Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (reggae version)/How Long Do I Have To Dub For You? ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals surprisingly well – and really unlocks a whole new side of her talents. The dub version on the flip is even more inventive – and the whole thing's a great fresh look at the mighty Sharon Jones sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & The GangGood Times/The Frog ... 7-inch
De-Lite, 1972. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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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Cindy Lynn & The In Sounds/Bonnie & ClydeMeet Me At Midnight/I Get A Feeling ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $7.99
There's a sweet sing-song groove to "Meet Me At Midnight" – one that comes not just from Cindy Lynn's completely charming vocals, but also from the great rhythms – which have this cool undercurrent of vibes! "I Get A Feeling" is a sweet stepper from Bonnie & Clyde – with these crackling male vocals that are completely wonderful – almost in a Deon Jackson sort of style, before Bonnie comes in with an even gutsier, fuller approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MatoSuit & Tie/Blurred Lines ... 7-inch
Stix (France), 2013. New Copy ... $11.99
Mato remakes Timberlake here – in a cool groove that brings in plenty of rocksteady to the rhythms, while still keeping some of the lead lyrical appeal! "Blurred Lines" gets the same sort of treatment – maybe not the groove Robin Thicke would have intended, but pretty great and funky in the end! 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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Zilla Mayes/Ray JohnsonCalypso Blues (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 50s. New Copy ... $5.99
Two takes on this tune that was a big one for Nat King Cole – and which inspired loads of jazzy covers from a whole host of other folks too! Zilla Mayes takes the cut with a cool spare sound – lots of percussion riffing out a mambo-styled groove, but with only just a bit of piano in the mix, and set much lower than Zilla's seductive lead vocals! Ray Johnson's got plenty of percussion too – plus this ethereal female backing voice that almost sounds like Yma Sumac joining in on an R&B cut! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Los Issifu & His MoslemsKana Soro/Idarga Bidi ... 7-inch
Academy, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Mid-May, 2014 (delayed)
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