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


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Juke Box Jam (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great groover from Young Jessie – a tune that snaps along with a great jaunty rhythm, one that's got a bit of odd percussion in the mix that really grabs us – as Jessie's deeply soulful vocals soar out, and send the whole thing home! "Mary Lou" is great too – a bit of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Topless/Pop In Three
Sdban (Belgium), 1973. New Copy
No top, but plenty of bottom – a great drum break that's very bassy, and which sets the tune off wonderfully right from the start! Horns come in, but have these weirdly electric feel – almost like a Varitone sax section! The Rapture follow with "Pop In Three" – a tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Turtle Soup/Tileto
Sdban (Belgium), 1973/1978. New Copy
Maybe the funkiest tune we've ever heard from Chakachas – and a lot more obscure than "Jungle Fever" too! The cut's got this mad guitar riff at the start – played in a way that follows the bassline and break perfectly, even as things roll on – leaving the horn section ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Scrabble/Funky Tramway
Sdban (Belgium), 1972/1975. New Copy
"Scrabble" has some snapping drums on the start, then some even better horn parts that dip, turn, and soar nicely – flute mostly in the lead, supported by a bit of other reeds, and all skipping into a jazzy groove with some really great bass! "Funky Tramway" is pretty ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
A rare David Stone Martin cover – enclosing one long track by Meade Lux Lewis! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Clef, Early 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
An unusual Verve date from Roy Eldridge – a sweet 7" EP that has Roy's trumpet backed by the Oscar Peterson trio – on titles that include "Echoes Of Harlem", "When It's Sleepy Time Down South", "Somebody Loves Me", and "Willow Weep For Me". 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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Commodore, 1954. Very Good+
Obscure Commodore Records work from this great reedman – in a group that features Henry Coker and Benny Powell on trombones, plus Jimmy Jones on piano, Oscar Pettiford on bass, and Osie Johnson on drums! Titles include "Flute Song", "You're My Thrill", and "Frankosis& ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Summertime (2 versions)
Popcorn (UK), Late 50s. New Copy
Two versions of the classic "Summertime" – both pretty darn groovy! Carl Henry Hall takes the tune with this sweet vamping vibe – almost funky overall, with a modal element that's great – and topped by his own searing, searching vocals! The pace is slower on Jimmy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Simmons, 1970s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ronn, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
A fantastic single! Not only is "Nothing Takes The Place Of You" one of the greatest soul tracks of all time – with beautiful mournful vocals, and an incredibly slow prodding southern groove – but the flipside, "Shimmy", is a very tasty instrumental, with a sweet ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Wand, 1965. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Shadow Of Your Love/Bad News
Buddah, 1970. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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ABC, 1968. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gamble, 1969. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1971. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gamble, Late 60s. Near Mint-
Two stellar cuts of early Philly soul by one of the best groups in the business! "Girls Girls Girls" is an early charmer from The Intruders – with a mix of horns and vibes that really sounds great, and some floating vocals that really send us! "Transplant" is in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Goldband, 1965. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Outta Sight (UK), 1960/1964. New Copy
The soul side of Della Reese – a sound that's especially great if you only know her work in jazz! "Clock That's Got No Hands" is a sweet groover that has sort of a midtempo vamp, but a bit more punch too – and impeccable phrasing by Della on the tune's extra-groovy lyrics! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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GED Soul, 2014. New Copy
A contemporary singer, but one with a vibe that takes us way back to the best Detroit sound of the 60s – not Motown, but the best grooves of the smaller labels like Groovesville or D-Town! James has a nicely raspy voice that's a bit like Darrell Banks at his best – and he steps out ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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BBE (UK), 2014. New Copy
Dubby niceness from the Hempolics – a group who most likely live up to their name, thanks to a very Jamaican vibe on this single! "Green Line" has great soulful vocals from Nubiya in the lead – with a surprising hook in the lyrics – and "News Readers" has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Decca, 1955. Very Good+ (pic cover)
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Decca, 1955. Very Good+ (pic cover)
One of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time! Elmer Bernstein wrote the score to Otto Preminger's chilling film version of Nelson Algren's book The Man With The Golden Arm – a sad tale of jazz, gambling, and heroin addiction on the streets of Chicago (not far from Dusty Groove, in fact!) ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hamp & Getz (7 inch EP)
Norgran, Early 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
A great little album that's one of Getz's strongest from the period! The format for the album is in the mode of Hampton's early 50s Verve sides – long tracks, very open-ended, cut in a small group format that shows a different side than his more popular big band grooving. There's only 5 ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Storyville (Japan), 1954. Very Good+ Gatefold (pic cover)
Lovely solo piano work from Ellis Larkins – a player who almost always sounds better on his own than with a trio or group! This rare Storyville Records 10" session is one of Larkins' standout moments of the 50s – a set that's warm and lyrical, but without some of the too flowery ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dynamic Sounds/BBE (UK), 1972/1975. New Copy (pic cover)
A great version of "It Sure Is Funky" – a tune originally done as a vocal number by Ripple, but presented here by Amral's Trinidad Cavaliers in a mad bit of steel band funk! The echoey steel is wonderful – and really gives the tune a mighty unusual vibe! Mr Thing re-edits ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cultures Of Soul, 2012. New Copy
A great garagey groove from Juicebox – full to the top with fuzzy guitar and heady Hammond – instrumentation that's perfect for the mod feel of the tune! Lead lyrics are by a male singer, and nice and raspy – and strut along strongly with the tune's heady rhythms – and ... 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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Corre Riba Corre Baxo/Nos Maos
Sofrito (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A sweet 70s groove from Cape Verde – a cut that could easily stand head to head with the best funky numbers from the US at the time – thanks to lots of fast-riffing guitar and a monstrous bassline too! Yet the cut also has a local flavor all its own – thanks to sing-song lyrics ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy 7 x 7"
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cultures Of Soul, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
Rare early 70s funky soul from Memphis by Fabulous Fugitives! There's a raw, gritty funk groove running underneath "What The World Needs" – keeping the groove on something of a low boil, but still quite funky – leaving the more charged aspects of the number to come out in the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Our Town (pic sleeve EP)
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
A great set of Cahn/Van Heusen tunes – including the famous "Love & Marriage"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Turn It Over/Sleep In Girl
All Natural, 2011. New Copy (pic cover)
A great couple of cuts by producer Proh Mic for All Natural, Inc – the space funky jam "Turn It Over" Coultrain and the slower cooking cosmic style of "Sleep In Girl" featuring Tone Trezure on the flip! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Praying For Rain To Come/Tinklin' Bells
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy
There's some great interplay going on here – Dave Crawford's deep soul vocals alongside a female chorus that brings a slightly sweeter feel to the "rain" echoed in the chorus – all while a great echoey bassline steps along the groove! Jeannie Trevor rings out strongly in the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Get It Right Part 3/I Touched The Clouds
Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
One of the hardest, heaviest cuts ever cut by the great Rickey Calloway – thanks to some super-intense backing from the Soul Surfers – who are at their best JB mode here! Guitar and horns and everything comes right down on the beat and bassline – and Rickey's vocals rival the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
A cool trippy groove builds nicely at the start of "Return Of Green Snake" – organ and bass snaking over some slinky drums – while guitar rings out a bit to encourage this great keyboard solo in the middle! "Spy Potion" continues the eerie, psych-ish feel – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lady Lucy/Wicked
Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
The Soul Surfers get a great female singer in the lead this time around – the brash, bold Coko – who gives "Lady Lucy" the energy of some lost Betty Davis tune – with all the raw, raspy funk that might imply! "Wicked" definitely lives up to its title – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
Whether the label bills them as the Soul Surfers, or as the Slow Surfers, as they're going by on this 45, you know you're getting some masterful raw funk! "Bird" kicks off with some spare, but heavy organ and drums – which are both a sweet part of the pie with this mysterious ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Skin's Funk/Big Chase
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Plenty of funky flute on Skin Williams' excellent "Skin's Funk" – a tune that romps along mightily with some tremendous heavy drums – and which has the flute almost blowing its stack with a really hard-edged solo! The tune's a beautiful cooker through and through – with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mo Slow/Sweet Honey Bee
Tramp (Germany), 2006. New Copy
Leave it to Tramp Records to make our turntable happy – because both cuts here are totally great! "Mo Slow" is a snapping little jazz number that feels like it was lifted from a mid 60s Lee Morgan album – less the deep funk that the label first gave us years back – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
Massive! "La Vendetta" has a wicked soundtrack funk approach – one that really lives up to its Italian name – drums echoing in a brooding, bottom-heavy space – with lots of other instrumentation swirling around up top – never too polished, and with the kind of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
A sweet little slow-stepping funk number – one that's got some vague echo of The Meters buried way down there in the groove – underneath some very cool wah wah guitar lines with a wicked wangly feel – and these sad-tinged vocals right up top! The instrumental lets you focus more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Surf/Tornado
Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
A blazing instrumental from the Soul Surfers – a great mix of deep funk and early 60s Cali – served up with funky drums on the bottom, and some great echoey guitar over the top! The twangy lead line definitely holds up the "surf" part of the title – but the bottom end ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Shed A Tear (I Touched The Clouds)/Get It Right Part 4
Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
A killer bit of slow funk from the great Rickey Calloway – done in this mellow-stepping way that's still mighty hard hitting – and topped with vocals that take us back to James Brown in his best early years! "Get It Right" comes across here in a fiercely funky part 4 – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Eva/Take Yo' Praise
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
2 funky sample classics - back to back on one 45! "EVA" is one of the greatest tracks ever by Jean Jacques Perry – a mad mix of snapping beats, spacey moog, and these cool bell tones – sampled famously by Gang Starr, but even funkier straight up in this original mix! "Ta ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cameo Parkway, 1967. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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King, Early 60s. Near Mint- (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Verve, 1967. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Elektra, 1973. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated November 22, 2014


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