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


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Daptone, 2014. New Copy
Sweet funk from the Budos Band, topped by a bit of fuzz as well – a surprising shift on the excellent "Burnt Offering" – which begins almost like some electro horror soundtrack cut, before launching into some heavy drums and sweet riffing guitar! The tune's a great shift for ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ring My Bell/Promised Land Dub
Ximeno, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A classic reggae take on an American disco hit – the Blood Sisters' excellent version of "Ring My Bell" – a cut that has all the vocal charm of the original, but an even more bad-stepping groove! "Promised Land Dub" is on the flip – an even funkier number from ... 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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Sound Stage 7, 1968. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Salsoul/Outta Sight (UK), 1980. New Copy
One of our favorite modern soul tracks ever – a surprising late entry from early 70s harmony soul maestro Skip Mahoney! "Janice" bubbles and burns with a heavy club groove – kicking it nicely with bass and strings as Skip's vocals come into the mix – soaring to the top ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Spring Rain/The Bottle
Salsoul/Outta Sight (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy
What a tune – one of our favorite Salsoul tracks ever! "Spring Rain" is a magical blend of strings, beats, and this soaring piano – all coming together in a lush groove that never quits, peppered with some sweet female chorus vocals that never sound cheesy! The single's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kana Soro/Idarga Bidi
Academy, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
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 ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Don't Commot Me/Obiara Wondo
Academy, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
We've never been commotted – so we're not sure what it means to "Don't Commot Me" – but we can say that the tune is a wickedly sharp bit of Afro Funk, complete with some very fast-riffing guitar! The instrument's a lot more tight than on some of the looser Afro numbers of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Uto Nwa/Osi Na Ngada
Academy/Voodoo Funk, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Breaking drums, popping organ, and fuzzy guitar – all exploding at the start of this rare funky nugget – and setting fire to the tune right from the beginning! There's a nervous, jumpy sort of energy to "Uto Nwa" – one that not only sets it apart from other Afro funk ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Light In The Attic, Mid 70s/2012. New Copy
A wild remake of the Betty Davis classic – and a tune that may well be one of Iggy Pop's funkiest recordings ever! The guitars are way more up in the mix than on Betty's original – lots of fuzz from the Zig Zags, cut through by Iggy's dark vocals – all in a fuzzy wave of sound ... 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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Emvee, 1981. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kilmarnock, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
A funky treasure! The single features alternate versions of two funky funky tunes by the great Galt MacDermot – recorded in the late 60s with Idris Muhammad on drums! Side one features the sublime "Ripped Open By Metal Explosions", one of Galt's most sampled funky tracks – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Rising Sons, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Casablanca, 1975. Very Good+
Wonderful work from Jeannie Reynolds – a sublime blend of southern and modern soul styles, both handled by Don Davis, who brought such majestic work to Jeannie's best recordings of the time! "Unwanted" is a slow bubbling number with a sad feel that's a bit like pre-disco Loleatta ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cameo Parkway, 1967. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Roulette, Early 70s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Super Bowl Shuffle (vocal, inst)
Red Label, 1985. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Groove/Juke Box Jam (UK), Mid 50s. Near Mint-
Rough, raw, and bluesy – a sweet bit of 50s R&B from Larry Dale – rolling along on a heavy bottom of piano triplets! We're not sure if the cut has any New Orleans roots, but it almost sounds like a fusion of Nola and Texas back in the 50s – put together with all the rough ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Roulette, 1965. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Do You Think I'm Disco/Coho Lip Blues
Ovation, 1979. Near Mint- (pic cover)
After the Ovation label shut down Black Jazz, this was the kind of stuff they resorted to putting out. Chicago DJ Steve Dahl (the man behind the "Disco Demolition" in the late 70's) hit big on the charts in 1979 with this parody of Rod Stewart's "Do You Think I'm Sexy". 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I Love You/I Need You
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good+
Great stuff from this Chicago soul legend! "I Love You" has a strong loping groove, and a really nice vocal trick that works great on the hook. "I Need You" is a mellow ballad track, with nice harmonies on the chorus, and deep deep soul sound! Willie Henderson produced both ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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P&P/Traffic, 1970s. Sealed
A great little set – one that's filled with rare funky tracks from the P&P Records empire of the 70s – most of which are a lot more obscure than their disco classics! The package is amazing – a heavy box that contains seven 7" singles – all original replicas of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Daniels, 1972. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stones Throw, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
Spacey soundscapes and bubbling beatcraft by Secret Circuit – plus a hazy remix by Nite Jewel! "Proton Drive Theme" shows a love for late 70s/early 80s synth pop instrumentals and soundtrack grooves, but it's got a timeless feel and is engrossing from second the needle drops. It's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cultures Of Soul, 1978. New Copy
Tight guitars riff away beautifully on this one – picking up an nice groove right from the start, and giving the vocals of Emanuel Taylor an infectiously funky sound all the way through! Taylor dips and turns with the cut nicely – soaring one minute, snapping with the beat the next ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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BGP (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
2 of the funkiest tracks ever from this legendary group! "Ghetto: Misfortune's Wealth" is the title track to the group's album of the same name – and it's got a slow, sinister bass/keys riff that you'll recognize instantly from a million samples! The original tune still sounds ... 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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Family Groove, Early 80s. New Copy 2 x 7 Inch (pic cover)
A mighty sweet groove from Aurra – a lost track from the duo's post-Salsoul years, and a cut with a wonderfully lean approach! As with Aurra's better-known cuts, there's a great sense of a hook in here – although the whole tune's nicely understated, and far from commercial styles of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Salsoul/Fraternity, 1980. New Copy
Two funky club classics from Salsoul – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "The Funk Is On" has some heavy guitar coming down right on the beat – in this way that's almost an old school break, but a bit fuller – especially when the vocals come into the mix, although ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy
A great 60s groover from Sharon Scott – the kind of singer who could work equally well in both pop and soul – and who steps out here strongly in the latter! The tune's got a Northern romp right from the start – augmented by a bit of drama on piano and the backing vocals – ... 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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Omaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)
A great little record that's almost worth the price of the cover art alone – especially if you dig Italian horror films as much as we do! Side one is a tribute to the film Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi – served up with a groove that would be perfect in a 70s giallo thriller ... 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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Stay In The Groove (inst parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
Not Rickey Calloway at all – but just The Dap Kings, stepping out in an instrumental reading of the tune! The track's a stone smoker right out of the James Brown generation of the late 60s – really wicked drums at the bottom, which step out in this snapping breakdown near the end of ... 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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RCA/Outta Sight (UK), 1982. New Copy
Sublime 80s mellow from Michael Wycoff – a great track lifted from his classic Love Conquers All album, and a tune that never gets old! The track glides in beautifully on some sweet keyboards that have a lot of 70s warmth – and Wycoff's voice, while smooth, also crackles with an honest ... 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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Tramp (Germany), 2011. New Copy
Raw funk from the German scene – tight numbers by Hamburg's Diazpora group on their first ever funky 45! "Seven Up" is a trackt that was previously released privately by the group earlier, but this is an incendiary live version from '10. It's got a great brass, drums and guitar ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Alston/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Clarence Reid at his funky best – heard here on a wicked wicked groove – one with a vibe that's right up there with the sharp-edged best of Joe Quarterman! Reid's always great at this point in his career – but there's something about this single that's even a cut above – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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G-Rated/Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
"Cherry Juice" is a monster right at the start – a cut with this badass bassline that dips deep and seems to pull down the whole combo – then pops up shimmering with a feel that's like some lost groove from a 70s blacksploitation score! And by that, we don't mean any sort 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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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
That's "dipsotheque", not "discotheque" – a place where the beats are laidback, the organ nice and trippy, and the guitars set at a cool chromatic level that brims over with deep colors! The tune's a slow-stepping monster with a slightly pychedelic funk feel – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Epic, 1975. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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For You/I Don't Know
Jewel, 1972. Good
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Flip, 1983. Very Good-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mercury, 1976. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Polydor, 1978. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Warner, 1987. Very Good (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Jubilee, 1953. Very Good
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated September 22, 2014


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