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


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Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A warm groover from the great Sam Dees – the kind of under-discovered gem that always makes the singer's work so great! "Touch Me With Your Love" has a midtempo snapping groove that's almost Leroy Hutson – but the whole thing comes across with a very different flavor, given ... 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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Powerful Love/Bear
Twinight/Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
A powerful single from the team of Chuck & Mac – and easily one of the deepest soul records we've heard on Twinight! "Powerful Love" has this beautiful slow-burning feel that's completely sublime – a stone mellow duet that has the vocals rising up together wonderfully ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
A gem of a sweet soul single from Numero – material that never got issued back in the day! "You & Me" is a tremendous little tune – very spare and sweet, with a completely catchy hook – all put together with a roughness that reminds us of the earliest days of doo ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Jet Star, 1969. Very Good
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Million To One/Tell Me Who
Buddah, Early 70s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Haunting work from this legendary Chicago harmony group – and one of the few records to feature the enigmatic Cubie! "Tell Me Who" has a nice conga bit on the intro – setting a chunky groove that makes the cut one of the group's rawest – especially as it's got a nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gold Coast, 1981. Near Mint-
A totally great mellow soul track – recorded during the late Curtom years, by a group that may or may not be the same one on Salsoul! "Yes I'm In Love" is a really heavenly little number – a tune that builds and burns with a solidly soulful feel – mature 80s soul at its ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Nite Beat/Funk 45 (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Heavy funk from the Marlboro Men – a chugging funky guitary monster, stepping out with a slow burn, and really building speed as the tune kicks in! Nice hard drums, raspy vocals, and more bass than you could catch in an entire week's worth of fishing the boundary waters! An all-time Dusty ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Harmless (UK), Late 60s/2014. New Copy 14 x 7 inch box set
A stunner of a soul set – put together to support the film on England's Northern Soul scene! The package is worth it for the music alone – a massive 28 tracks that stand together as one of the sweetest Northern Soul collections we've seen in years – a really great choice of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul 7 (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet funky groover from this quirky little group – a cut that has this great snapping drum on the bottom, but warm vocals over the top! The male lead has a nice edge, which mixes with this great flute line and the great female backup – all to create this complex interplay of colors ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Popcorn (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy (reissue)
The leader of The Ravens turns his famous vocals to two great numbers here – the vamping "Daddy Rolling Stone", which has a great snapping groove – and the cool mambo-styled "Homesick", which has an especially deep deep sound from Jimmy! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kent (UK), 1965/1967. New Copy
A real romper from The Superbs – a tune that has a cool conga riff in the rhythms, which bounces the tune right from the start – as the group's vocals soar, dip, and turn – all with a great mix of the rough and the smooth! The group shine every bit as brightly on the flipside ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hard Working Girl/Another Child Lost
Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy
A gem from Obie Jessie – whose well-crafted vocals soar out over "Hard Working Girl" in a great mix of soul and jazz! The groove has a similar blend – with vibes in the mix, and kind of a stepping, snapping sound in the rhythms. Floyd White hits it big on the flipside – ... 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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Gamblers Blues/I Hear Music
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A soaring Detroit number from Nancy Wilcox – from the bassline that steps out the groove at the start, to the snapping tambourine in the rhythm, to Nacy's hard-biting approach to the lyrics of the tune! The great Lorraine Chandler takes things at a slightly easier pace on the flipside – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hello Baby/Please Love Me
Kent (UK), 1960/1962. New Copy
Damn funky blues from the great Lee Shot Williams – working here in the harder side of the Chicago spectrum of the time – with lots of gritty guitar in the lead alongside his hard-wailing vocals, and this mad-romping groove underneath! The flipside is a rare early track from Harold ... 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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One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great one from Chicago's Sharpees – an upbeat, uptempo groove that shows why the group were one of the boldest things going in the Windy City at the time – and a male group who could easily match the best that Detroit had to offer! The tune's got a nice bit of grit at the bottom, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul 7 (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3x7" (pic cover)
A killer triple-pack from the folks at Jazzman – a much-needed look at the funky soul talents of Lenis Guess! Guess was an overlooked figure working on the Norfolk scene at the end of the 60s – and sings here on a sextet of his own recordings, including one that features the legendary ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Big Muffler/Snake Oil Man
Secret Stash, 2013. New Copy
Killer contemporary Afrobeat from Black Market Brass! "Big Muffler" has deep sounds at the bottom that perfectly match the sharp guitar and horns on the top – a brooding bassy energy that really gives the whole thing a very classic feel – and a sound that's mighty funky too! ... 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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BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Mad vocals from Spanky Wilson – a great singer with a rough-edged style, sitting somewhere between soul and jazz, and nearly always backed by some really funky arrangements! These tracks are 2 of Spanky's most in-demand with funk fans – the hard-hitting "You", and a ... 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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Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover)
A much-needed set of work from the legendary Ray Frazier and his Shades Of Madness group – an artist who only cut a handful of singles, all of them great! The title makes a lot of promises as to the grooves within the set – but it definitely delivers as well – and shows what a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Warner, 1983. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mercury, Mid/Late 50s. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown, 1976. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dash, 1979. Near Mint-
The title track to Foxy's big breakout album – not much on the lyrical tip, but a romping little dancefloor track that has plenty of great pop disco touches – backed by the mellower "Call It Love". 7-inch, Vinyl record
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EMI (India), 1977. Very Good+ (pic cover)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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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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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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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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Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy
A sweet groover from Khemistry – and maybe one of the group's best tracks ever! "Can You Feel The Love" has a solid step and a warm groove right from the start – sweet rhythms that move at a nice post-disco sort of vibe – more tight 80s club, and mixed with a haunting ... 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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Emvee, 1981. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Collectables, Late 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
This is Cal the way we like him – all Latiny and jazzy, with touches of 60s groovy in the mix to keep things fresh, slight electric instrumentation on bass, giving both cuts more of a romp, and great vibes from Cal, plus a bit of soulful flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Walk On By/And Satisfy
Blue Note, 1966. Very Good+
No description available. 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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Tamla, 1965. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Collectables, 1968. Very Good+ (reissue)
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Collectables, Early 60s. Very Good+ (reissue)
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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Motown, 1965. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA, 1970. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated October 31, 2014


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