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A massive array of great 7" singles -- lots of rare funk, soul, and more!


Gonna Get You/Melting Pot
Ximeno, 2014. New Copy
A pair of rare sides from the deep diggers at Ximeno – with the African reggae groover "Gonna Get You" by Grace Jackson – backed by a Jamaican funk cover of the Booker T classic "Melting Pot" on the flip! The Grace Jackson cut is purportedly recorded in Nigeria in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Suavemente/Sugar Me
Libra, 1978. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Fania, Late 60s. Very Good+
Beautiful Latin Soul material from the undisputed master of the genre! Joe "Es Tu Cosa" is a groovily swinging mid tempo track that has Joe singing in a sinister soulful groove, amidst slowly creeping piano and guitar riffs. "My Opera" is one of Joe's most twisted tracks, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Checker, 1958. Very Good+
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Motown, Early 70s. Very Good-
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Chess, 1963. Very Good+
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Man-Child, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Hip soul from the Sisters Love! Monk Higgins produced both sides – and our favorite here is "This Time Tomorrow", a slow loping track with a great harmony sound. The lead female vocal breaks out over the top, and the backups are sublimely mixed in with stepping string arrangements ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chinese Checkers/Plum-Nellie
Stax, 1963. Very Good+
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Chariot, Late 60s. Very Good+
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A&M, 1969. Very Good+
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Zodiac, Early 70s. Very Good
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Cadet, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+
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Ali Shuffle/Shake A Lady
Capitol, Late 60s. Very Good+
7-inch, Vinyl record
Motown, 1963. Very Good+
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Smash, Mid 60s. Very Good
Early Bobby Byrd – sounding great with James Brown production! "Let Me Know" is a slow soulful number – very deep, and with some mad organ under Bobby's vocals, probably played by brother James! "You're Gonna Need My Lovin" is more upbeat and bouncing – with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
You've Changed/Funk Bomb
King, Late 60s. Near Mint-
2 massive James Brown rarities on one funky 45! "You've Changed" isn't the sleepy standard that you'd know from old Billie Holiday records – but a slamming uptempo funky monster – done in the best James Brown style of the late 60s, with plenty of hard-riffing guitars and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Arvee, 1961. Near Mint-
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Renee, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint-
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Crajon, Early 70s. Near Mint-
Nice nice bit of girl group soul from Chicago, with a similar style used by other groups who recorded in the city, like The Lovelites or The Emotions. "Where's Your Love Been" has a nice sample in the intro, with a smooth soul lead-in that perfectly sets the stage for the girls' lovely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mercury/Mister Chand, 1972. Very Good
Two tunes from this funky Chicago soul duo! "Put Up" has a choppy groove that really unleashes the duo's best back/forth vocal mode – rising high, then dropping low, then rising up again over the top! "While You're Near" is sweeter, but very nice too – and done ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good+
It's not clear if these are the same Blue Notes that later went on to record for Philly International – although it sounds like Teddy Pendergrass is not in the group. Both sides are hard soul tracks, and "Hot Chills" has a nice funky sound. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Torrid, Early 70s. Very Good
A nice bit of later Chicago blues from Lucille – done in a slow and heartfelt style, with a good dose of humor too – as you'd guess from the title! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Avco, 1972. Near Mint-
An excellent groover from Chakachas – the wicked funky tune "Stories", a track that rolls along in the same sort of a groove as "Jungle Fever" – with a good stop/start feel, and a sexy Latin-ish sound that's augmented by some great whispered vocals! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pride, Early 70s. Near Mint-
Nice 70's single by Jerry Butler's brother, Billy. Both tracks are slow ballads, with a nice sweet soul feel, and excellent production by Billy himself. "When Your Baby's Gone" is a great version of a track that Jerry did earlier, and is a beautiful track about being bored on a Sunday ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Playboy, 1977. Very Good (pic cover)
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Motown, 1966. Very Good (pic cover)
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Colpix, Early 60s. Very Good
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Toy Records, 1972. Near Mint-
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June Bug, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good
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Fortress, 1979. Very Good
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Meridian, Early 60s. Very Good
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Volt, 1969. Very Good
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Le Joint, 1979. Very Good+
An obscure little track from Hank – a bit of a disco number, but in that "funk goes disco" style used by Joe Tex and others in the late 70s. There's lots of calls in the cut, and Hank's sinister vocals really make the cut sound a lot more nasty than you'd think! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Yester Love/Much Better Off
Tamla, 1968. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Capitol, 1976. Near Mint-
A masterpiece from SF rocker Steve Miller – and a perfect summation of the years of blues, soul, funk, and rock he'd been soaking up in the Bay Area scene! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Apache/Echo Boogie
Atco, 1961. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Paramount, 1973. Very Good+
Killer lost Chicago soul! This is a rare, early, non-LP single by Linda Clifford, with one side written and produced by Leroy Hutson, and the other side written and produced by Curtis Mayfield – both of them sounding like killer early 70s work on Curtom, with a righteous sound you'd hardly ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Liberty, 1962. Very Good
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Hopeless Case/Smile Now, Cry Later
Key Loc, Mid 60s. Very Good
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Cameo, 1963. Very Good
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Blue Chicago, Mid/Late 70s. Very Good
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Chattahoochie, Mid 60s. Very Good
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Tri-Phi, 1961. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia, 1977. Very Good
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Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good+
If anyone ever asks you why JJ Barnes is so great, play them this single, and they'll find out why! Both tracks are incredible – snapping Detroit soul with a rougher, earthier edge than Motown ever had – but done to perfection by JJ. If we had to pick a favorite, it would be "I ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Specialty, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Duke, 1963. Very Good
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Volt, 1969. Very Good+
One of the greatest moments in the Detroit/Memphis connection! "Got To Get Rid Of You" is a sweetly sung ballad by JJ – heartbreaking on the vocal tip, with sad dreamy backings that really fit the mood of the lyrics. "Snowflakes" is even better – with a strident, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Salsoul, 1981. Very Good
7-inch, Vinyl record
Dynamic, 1966. Very Good (pic cover)
7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated April 24, 2014


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