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


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Song For Beggars – Juxbox Series 002
Trost (Austria), 2014. New Copy
A very weird split single in this excellent series from Trost Records – billed as their "jukebox series", but hardly the kind of records you'd play in a tavern or diner! Side one features "Song For Beggars" sung by the duo of Sofia Jernberg and Cristof Kurzmann – in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Koko, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Columbia, 1978. Very Good+
One of the better singles from Gary's Gang – pop disco, to be sure, but still some nice stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Total Experience, 1985. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mercury, 1979. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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T Neck, 1980. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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ABC, Early 70s. Very Good+
One of the all-time blacksploitation vocal themes! "Are You Man Enough" was lifted from the soundtrack to Shaft In Africa – and it's a perfect blend of righteous soul vocals, funky clavinet, wah wah guitar, and even a bit of conga grooving. Totally catchy – and one we've ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Roulette, 1970. 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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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
A mighty Hammond instrumental from the Mighty 388's – a tune that burns and soars right from the start, and has these massive drums that break hard all the way through – and really keep the energy going! "Man Up" is mighty funky too – even more punctuated, with more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ubiquity/Luv N' Haight, Early 80s. New Copy
A classic cut from Twilight, remixed nicely by Kon – with the same sort of warm clubby vibe as his own contemporary work! "You're In Love" has this snap and crackle in the rhythms that really comes through right away – one that's almost even enough on its own, before the ... 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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777/Sex Machine
777/Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
Three dudes, but pretty darn funky dudes at that – working together here on two razor-sharp instrumentals! "777" has mad bass and crackling drums – both recorded with a slightly muddy quality, so that they blend together beautifully in the groove – and leave plenty of ... 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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Funk Night, 2013. New Copy (pic cover)
A very cool little track – one that starts with a snapping drum break, then features some wicked electric sitar dancing around on the groove – which then also has this wordless vocal kind of mumbling along while a guitar riffs some heavy fuzz! The mix of modes is wonderful – ... 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, 2014. New Copy
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 ... 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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Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
2 funky gems from the Bay Area scene – both issued on a limited edition funky 45! "Git Back" is a crackling bit of funk from Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer we know more for her straighter soul on Chess, but who steps out here with a massive deep funk diva approach – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cherries, 2012. New Copy
Guess what? They DO make 'em like they used to – as Amalia steps out here on two tracks that easily rival the best female soul from the early 80s! "Welcome To Me" feels just like Chaka Khan on Warner Brothers from 1982 – complete with sweet keyboards that percolate ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cherries, 2012. New Copy
Fantastic funk from Tony Ozier – an artist with a groove that's quite different than most of the other contemporary acts on the scene! "Funk" has a brilliant blend of basslines and keyboards that's right up there with the early Zapp generation – tightly soaring, with riffing ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Feels So Right/Love's Gone Wrong
Cherries, 2012. New Copy
A killer collaboration from two generations of Chicago soul – rhythms from contemporary beatmaker Cermakk, and vocals from Doug Shorts – a singer who's been working the Windy City since the late 60s – including stints in the groups Shades Of Brown and The Visitors! "Feels So ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Koko, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Colossus, Early 70s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1973. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Tamla, 1973. Very Good+
Two excellent tracks from Marvin Gaye's Let's Get It On LP, wonderful sultry soul filled out with the rich approach to arrangement by David Van DePitte that made Marvin's work standout throughout the 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Congress, Early 60s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1967. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1971. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Philly Groove, 1973. Very Good+
One of the best early tunes by this sweet Philly group – a great entry into the "cop/love" genre, which flourished briefly in the early 70s – and a standout track that still grooves mighty hard! And why not – since the great Norman Harris wrote and produced? 7-inch, Vinyl record
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That Lady (pts 1 & 2)
T Neck, 1973. Very Good+
One of their sweetest groovers from the 70s! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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T Neck, 1977/1978. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gold Mind, 1977. Very Good+
A sublime groover from First Choice – one of their best tunes with Norman Harris, and a great blend of strings, soul, and bubbling female vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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ABC/Dunhill, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA, Late 60s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Spring, 1978. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Volt, 1973. Very Good+
The Emotions at the end of their Stax years – with a style that's a bit loose, and which doesn't seem to bring out their best qualities, and high vocals that are moving a bit more towards the sound they'd use better in their Columbia years. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Colossus, Early 70s. Very Good+
Sublime harmony soul – with a sound that would put the Impressions to shame! "You're Gonna Make It" is a soaring, righteous number – as proud as it is soulful, with the vocals lifting together to the heavens as the tune skips on with a sweet little groove! "So In ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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DeLuxe, Mid 70s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1974. Very Good+
A great track that definitely needs both parts! "I Am Love" is a wonderful baroque groover – builds very slow and spacey, almost like a Temptations song, then rolls into a more powerful groove that's perfect for the group's harmonies. And this is definitely a group number – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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T Neck, Early 70s. Very Good+
Fuzzy, funky, and with great drums! "It's Your Thing" was virtually a blueprint for funky soul at the time – and even though the track was covered by everyone, the Isleys still do it best! "Don't Give It Away" is equally great – popping bass, snapping drums, and a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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TK, 1979. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Wand, Mid 60s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gateway, 1964. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hep Me, Late 70s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Fraternity, 2014. New Copy
A sweet cover of the classic "Tramp" – served up here at a level that has the drum break continuing even more into the song than on the original! Plus, the instrumentation also features this really cool fuzzy, distorted keyboard line instead of the familiar sax passage – ... 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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Decca, 1968. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The classic, classic CLASSIC theme song by that most beloved of late 60s American children's television – the fuzzy, colorful and endearing to this day Banana Splits! "The Tra La Song (One Banana, Two Banana)" is a late 60s bubblegum classic of the highest order – we'd love ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1966. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated October 23, 2014


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