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New BlackbyrdsDo It Fluid/Summer Love ... 7-inch
Fantasy, 1974. Near Mint- .... Just Sold Out!
"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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New Patti LaBelle & The BluebellsYou'll Never Walk Alone/Decator Street ... 7-inch
Parkway, Mid 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Early work from Patti LaBelle, done in a very girl group style, with very young vocals, and kind of a popping organ style on both sides. Patti gets raw on the tracks, breaking over the top in a cool pleasing style that reminds us a lot of the best work by The Exciters from the time – especially on "Academy Award"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Salty PepersLa, La, La (part 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
TEC, Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
An excellent little 45 that contains a cool 2-part groover based around a choppy riff on a hollow-sounding guitar, punctuated by sharp horn blasts, a nice tenor solo, and the band screaming "la la la"! A bit unusual, but one of our faves – and with a catchy groove that you'll be humming for days. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lavern Baker/Lavern Baker & Jackie WilsonBumble Bee/Think Twice ... 7-inch
Fryer (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $9.99
A great 60s number from Lavern Baker – and a tune that's got all the deep deep vocals we love from her Atlantic Records work of the 50s, but a very different groove overall! "Bumble Bee" has this really unusual vocal refrain – some male singers who sing choppily alongside Baker's soaring lead – amidst a cool groove that has lots of vibes ringing out as well! "Think Twice" is presented here in a rare "rated X" version – one that has both Lavern Baker and Jackie Wilson singing lyrics about drugs and sex that we've never heard before! 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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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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New 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 Chico & BuddyThing Called The Jones/Can You Dig It ... 7-inch
Rojac, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99 8.98
We've definitely got the jones for this cool little cut – a righteous funky number about the evil power of drugs – but set to one of the trippiest grooves we've ever heard! The track feels like a raw indie take on territory explored by The Temptations and Norman Whitfield – but with a more powerful vibe overall! "Can You Dig It" also has a cool badass feel too – right from the siren at the start to the echoey spoken bit that follows – and the cool jazz funk grooves that send the whole thing home! Funky wit with some great instrumentation! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Coolin SystemProphet/Dracula ... 7-inch
GED Soul, 2009. New Copy .... $5.99
A killer cover of a Pee Wee Ellis tune – one that's done with some great burning Hammond on the intro, then some tight tight horn work that really sends the tune home! The groove's never too over the top – very much in its own bag, and more than enough to sustain things nicely as the track rolls on with some well-measured solo moments on trumpet and organ! The flipside's a slightly mellower number – Neal Creque's great "Dracula" – taken at a nice mid-step pace, with a great jazz vibe overall! 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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CSC Funk Band/Superhuman HappinessTroll's Soiree/Human Happiness ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2010. Near Mint- (pic cover).... $4.99
This troll likes to keep things plenty darn funky – as the CSC Funk Band really let loose on the excellent "Troll's Soiree" – a cool cut that has lots of sinister sharp angles and down-tuned chords! There's a weird edge to the cut – kind of like deep funk, moved into some weird psych territory – as these little distorted bits keep threatening to come up from the background, and the horns almost have an out of tune, exotic sort of quality. "Human Happiness" is nicely weird too – starting with a drum machine beat, which is then topped by some great live funky horns – a strange blend, but a great one too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Derobe Dance BandGogoplata/Kem Dahg ... 7-inch
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy .... $5.99
A cool contemporary bit of Afro Funk – tinged with lots of Ethiopian exoticism on the horns! The blend of hard groove and offbeat reeds is mighty nice – and really makes this one stand out from the pack! "Kem Dahg" continues the exotic vibe, but with a groove that's got this fast-stepping, vamping rhythm that's almost borrowed from The JBs! 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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ErimajConflict Of A Man/Nothing Like This ... 7-inch
Plane Jane, 2013. New Copy .... $5.99
The groove is mighty cool on "Conflict" – kind of a weird keyboard twang that comes down on the beat, which itself is a slow-snapping snare – all a great setup for the raspy vocals that really send the tune home! "Nothing Like This" is very cool too – with an echo on the drums that's almost 80s at times – but this echoey approach on the vocals, underscored by some soulful inflections on the keys! 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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New 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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New 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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Little JewelI Want To/It Doesn't Matter ... 7-inch
Rojac, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue).... $7.99 8.98
A little jewel from Little Jewel – a sweet little single with some mighty raw grooves! "I Want To" is a wicked bit of female funk that rivals some of the Marva Whitney gems from the late 60s – weird fuzzy organ riffing along with Jewel's vocals, and this cool cowbell beat that's right on the money right from the start! "It Doesn't Matter" is a bit more mellow, but still plenty great – sweet deep soul vocals tripping beautifully over these string-laden loping grooves! 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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Zilla Mayes/Ray JohnsonCalypso Blues (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 50s. New Copy .... $9.99
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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Clyde McPhatterMixed Up Cup/Why Can't We Get Together ... 7-inch
Decca, Late 60s. Very Good .... $19.99
A rare bit of funk from Clyde McPhatter! "Mixed Up Cup" has a killer break on the intro – nice drums, all tight and spare, with a cool sound of water being poured over the groove! Strings come in, and Clyde's vocals sweeten it up a bit – but the track has a weird groove that's almost rocksteady, which makes for a really unique feel! 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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Los Issifu & His MoslemsKana Soro/Idarga Bidi ... 7-inch
Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue).... Mid-May, 2014
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 James BookerCool Turkey/Gonzo ... 7-inch
Peacock, Early 60s. Very Good+ .... Just Sold Out!
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