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


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Holy Cane Spirit (France), 2013. New Copy (pic cover)
A sweet Latin soul single from Paz Antiguana – a French combo, but one who are dedicated to the sounds of late 60s New York! "Surfin The Channel" has this cool twin-female vocal lead – a bit like Carole & Dianne, but warmer overall – with sing-song lyrics that sound ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Holy Cane Spirit (France), 2013. New Copy (pic cover)
A groovy take on Latin Soul from this ultra-chic French combo! "Tropical Soul" bubbles along with soulful trombone in the lead, and this cool piano line dancing over percussion – while two female singers work together to create a very sunny vibe on the lyrics! "First ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cherries, 2014. New Copy
Beats bump along nicely underneath a slower tinkling piano line – all with a great 80s groove that really sets things up for the vocals! The cut feels like a lost club cut from the pre-house underground – and the vocals are spare, but just right for the funky hook! "Too Bad" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Bacao Suave/Round & Round
Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy
Sweet steel band sounds from Bacao Rhythm & Steel – a contemporary combo, but one who recall the best 70s years of the steel funk scene! "Bacao Suave" begins with a heavy bassline leading the drums – then rolls into a sweet steel passage that's as groovy as it is melodic ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dope Brother, Early 70s. New Copy
Heavy drums and a massive amount of echo – a really wonderful funk track that gets a super-special Kenny Dope touch here! The track breaks right from the start – crackling with all its energy upfront in the mix, then letting the vocals come in to give things a bit of a hook – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Y'er Comes the Funky Man/St James Infirmary
Broadmoor/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Don't think "Storyville" in terms of trad jazz – because this New Orleans combo is mighty funky! "Y'Er Comes The Funky Man" has a groove that really lives up to its title – this romping rhythm that's really stripped down – with guitar on top of the bass, which ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Fraternity, 1982. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Leaf may look like a rock artist on the cover – but the cut's a massively funky number from the Baltimore scene of the early 80s – a surprising blue-eyed take on the sound of the vintage funky 45! Guitar is fast and mighty riffing – and moves quick over beats that get more center ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hard Soul, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
A rare 7" edit of "Set It Off" – the classic electro groover from Strafe! The tune really packs a lot into a short space – with loads of sweet beats and keyboards that bubble and percolate – all to set the scene for the wickedly cool vocal and its really dark ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Happy/Orisha
Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy
A great deep funk take on "Happy" – the Pharrell Williams tune, but done here as an instrumental with lots of sweet electric piano and guitar! "Orisha" has some great guest percussion from Snowboy – who gives Speedometer an even funkier kick than usual! Lots of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy
Mighty Mats Gustafsson teams up with artist Albert Oehlen – in a single that's a perfect start to Trost Records' jukebox series! Mats blows lots of raw tenor solos over both numbers – while Albert comes up with a range of different sounds – including some electro beats, crowd ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA, 1977. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Pisces, 1972. Near Mint-
A funky version of the soul classic "Mocking Bird" – done in a choppy way that really picks up the groove a lot from the original! The real treat here is the instrumental side, which has a very choppy funky beat, with nice keyboards and a hard organ groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I Gotta Sad Feeling/Ain't Going To Worry About Tomorrow
Cher Kee, 1982. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sirt, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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WFIL, 1975. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Paid, Early 80s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sound Of The Moog
Moog Music Inc, 1971. Near Mint- (reissue)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Musicor, 1966. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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United Artists, 1972. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Alston, 1976. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Karla/Darlin'
Incoranotas, 1974. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA, 1965. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Groovy, Mid/Late 60s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Calla, 1973. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sound Stage 7, 1968. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Secret Stash, Late 60s. New Copy
"Whatcha Gonna Do" is a real killer – a harmony soul stepper, but one with this super-hard punch on the downbeat – so that the whole thing hits with the fierceness of a funk track, even though it's got a sublime mellow feel throughout! The harmonies are really great, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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So Right/Call Me Up
Cherries, 2014. New Copy
Sweet 80s groove from Social Lovers – a contemporary group, but one who get the sound of decades past just right! "So Right" is a soulful stepper – with keyboards bubbling around warm vocals in a groove that's spare, but right to the point as well! "Call Me Up" is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A wicked groove from the Pacific Northwest underground of the early 70s – a collaboration between vocalist Shirley Nanette and the wild guitarist Hanc Swarn! "All Of Your Life" has these monstrous funky drums on the bottom – then mixes Shirley's righteous vocals with Hanc's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stretch (parts 1 & 2)
Soul Track/Soul Fire, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Stretch! What a funky number – begins with handclaps, a shout, and rolls into a tightly breaking drum dancing with bass. Then horns come in, fuzzed-out guitar sneaks up, and a wailing keyboard line spooks the tune nicely. Part 2 really gets crazy – band chanting, horns blasting some ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy
A sweet edit of "Live For Life" – one that has the beats and strings simmering wonderfully alongside GC Cameron's smooth lead vocals! The tune's a wicked stepper that sounds even better in this edit – and it's backed with "Love Ain't Just No Fun" – a two-step ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Buddah/Soul Brother (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy
Righteous Barbara Mason – two great cuts! "World In Crisis" is a political number, but one that's got this warm stepping groove – almost Leroy Hutson, with some of the greatest arrangements that Barbara ever got! "Give Me Your Love" is a badass Curtis Mayfield tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lesson Of Love (vocal, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2010. New Copy (pic cover)
Sweet funky soul from Willie West & The High Society Bros! "Lesson Of Love" is a steady groover, with the vocals delivered in something of a laidback style, but with a depth of true soul emotion that really pushes it into sublime territory. Instrumentally. it's got the drums ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Okeh/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Lovely numbers from Sandi Sheldon cut for Okeh and issued here by Outta Sight UK! There's a heavy drum sound and prominent bass groove underneath some tasty soul guitar on "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" – which is nice and gritty, but is sweetened up nicely when Sandi's lovely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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La Valla/Nora Se Va
Truth & Soul, 2006. New Copy
Quite possibly the heaviest groove we've heard to date from Bronx River Parkway – a tune that snaps out with a stark little break on the beginning – really crackling with a heavy funk energy, but also sharing a bit of Wu-Tang like piano in the background! As the tune rolls on, the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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My World/Love Comes And Goes
Truth & Soul, 2007. New Copy
One of the greatest tunes we've ever heard from Lee Fields – a super-mellow bit of funk that's more like Marvin Gaye than some of his previous James Brown-styled tunes! The track's got a great laidback groove – vibes, snapping drums, and just a bit of strings – all couched ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy
A nicely brooding number from Wanda Davis – a slow stepper with a deep bluesy undercurrent that fits very nicely with Wanda's excellent vocals in the lead! The tune's contemporary, but it's got this really old school vibe that almost takes us back to Screamin Jay Hawkins in the 50s! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2012. New Copy
The first taste of the Faithful Man album from Lee Fields & The Expressions – a living oracle of deep soul and at the very peak of skills in 2012 – seriously, the man and the band are completely incredible here! "You're The Kind Of Girl" gives us what we need from Lee ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Timmion (Finland), 2009. New Copy
Raw funky soul with a old school feel – a cut that sounds like a lost 45 from the late 60s or early 70s – and a killer new track from New Orleans legend Willie West – backed by Finnish funk combo The High Society Brothers! "The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Champion (part 1)/Little Queenie
Hi Records/Outta Sight (UK), 1964/1966. New Copy (reissue)
Two early Hi Records gems – back to back on a single 45! "Champion" is a real stormer from Willie Mitchell – cut during the raw years of his instrumental sides – with a wicked tenor honking along with some great Hammond in the groove – plus lots of cool twangy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Freestyle (UK), 2014. New Copy
The label's got the look of an old Tico Records release from the 60s – and the music follows suit in a very similar way! "El Ritmo De Nueva York" takes us back to the fierce Latin grooves of the Joe Cuba Sextet of the 60s – with an especially great timbales breakdown in the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 2013. New Copy
One of our favorite tracks ever from the great Gregory Porter – and one of the best recent jazz vocal tunes in years – all served up in a sweetly compact 45 edit that still retains all the care and charm of the original! "1960 What" gets similar treatment too – all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2013. New Copy
One of the deepest tracks so far from Lady – a cut that has the duo stepping out in a mode that's almost vintage Memphis soul, but which has this nice contemporary crackle on the rhythms! Instrumentation is still live and very funky on the edit mix – and Ticklah takes the tune into ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Faithful Man (main, bare bones version)
Truth & Soul, 2012. New Copy
The title track to the sublime late career treasure by Lee Fields and his Expressions – which happens to be one of the greatest songs he's ever recorded, in our opinion – plus a vital, stripped-down version on the flip! "Faithful Man" packs in just about everything we love ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2013. New Copy
Great funky guitar kicks off this sweet gem from the Lady duo – riffing fast, then fuzzy and slow – all mixed with rolling conga lines that almost create a Curtom sort of energy to the tune, and helps the vocals really soar with a majesty that's even greater than their previous work! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Run Fay Run/Hung Up On My Baby
Truth & Soul, Late 2000s. New Copy
Standiout cuts from The El Michel's Affair's instant classic tribute tribute to Isaac Hayes! – covering "Run Fay Run" and "Hung Up On My Baby" in a raw instrumental funk mode! "Run Fay Run" rolls along with some incredible percussion – faithful to the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A killer cut by The Metros – one of Detroit soul's best secrets in the 60s! The track is amazing – dipping, turning, and soaring with this groove that even knocks out most Motown classics – and it's backed here by an equally great number, making for one hell of a 45! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sliced Tomatoes/Love Factory
Music Merchant/Outta Sight (UK), 1972/1973. New Copy
The Just Brothers serve up a mighty great groove here – a tight-stepping, guitar-driven instrumental that's almost like a 70s take on instrumental Motown modes from the 60s! The flipside features Eloise Laws on her classic "Love Factory" – a soaring stormer that never gets ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Capitol, 1967. Near Mint- (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Vando, 1967. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1975. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated July 30, 2014


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