We're going nuts with Funky 45's – and lots of rare Rock singles too!


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Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
One of our favorite soul singers of the 60s – represented here in a collection that includes both sides of all of his singles for the United Artists and Veep labels – including a fair bit of tracks that have never been on CD before! Garnet Mimms is really something special – a ... CD (Soul)
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Four Brothers
Sonorama (Germany), 1960. New Copy
A great recasting of the older four brothers jazz modes – that four horn chorus and solo format first created by Woody Herman with Stan Getz – given a much more modern twist here by a top-shelf lineup of players! The group has the American genius Lucky Thompson on soprano and tenor ... CD (Jazz)
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BGP (UK), 1970s. New Copy
A really great entry in the excellent Super Funk series – one that offers up cuts that are every bit as strong on their soulful vocals as they are their funky grooves! The track selection is wonderful – rare cuts from 45s, of the sort that funk diggers have been trading for years ... CD (Funky Compilations)
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Impulse/Superior Viaduct, 1963. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)
Fantastic – and one of Mingus' greatest albums ever! This one ranks right up with The Clown and Pithecantropus Erectus for sheer raw power and emotion – and Mingus' writing here is incredibly tight, giving soloists like Charlie Mariano, Jaki Byard, Richard Williams, and Jerome ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Fame/BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
The legendary Fame Gang finally gets their due – in this CD that's overflowing with tight funky instrumentals, most of which have never been issued at all! The "best" in the title is certainly well-put – given the quality of the music – but don't think "hits", ... CD (Soul)
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Sonorama (Germany), 1961. New Copy
A cool Swiss combo, very heavy on vibes – and featuring great work from the leader Remo Rau! Rau works here with piano, bass, and drums – but the groove is a lot harder and more swinging than other combos of that nature – such as the MJQ – thanks in part to Rau's very hard, ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)
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Stone Down Blues (with bonus tracks)
Kent/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy
A blues album, but one with a difference – thanks to some tremendous help from the legendary Johnny Otis and his young son Shuggie! Despite the fact that the leader is billed as Guitar Slim Green, Shuggie actually plays some lead guitar on the record too – adding in some cool, ... CD (Blues)
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Jarrod Lawson At The BBC
Dome (UK), 2015. New Copy
A stunner of a set from Jarrod Lawson – easily one of our favorite soul vocalists in recent years, working here in a format that's maybe even more powerful than his excellent debut! The record has Lawson in the studios of the BBC – working through material done for a special Gilles ... LP, Vinyl record album (Neo Soul)
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Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
Rare soul, with a really great approach – cuts that aren't the usual hits or Northern Soul rarities – and which instead lie in a special space of their own! The title's a reference to the care with which these cuts were put together – not just in the vocals, but also the ... CD (Soul)
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Big Legal Mess, 1976. New Copy
Timeless work by Georgia bluesman Cecil Barfield – material recorded in the mid 70s, issued in the 21st Century – but done with a quality that could go back to the 78rpm generation! Barfield has this amazing vocal style – strongly inflected at times, with this warble that makes ... LP, Vinyl record album (Blues)
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Adeus – The Berlin Concert
Sonorama, 1996. New Copy
A never-issued live set from Susannah McCorkle, recorded at a small club in Berlin – and done with a groove that's a really nice change from some of Susannah's other albums of the time! The live presentation is great – as it really lets us hear some of the charm that McCorkle can ... CD (Vocalists)
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RIC/Ace (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy
All the best early work of the New Orleans legend Eddie Bo – his first nine singles for the Ric label, both a and b-sides – along with originally unissued tracks as well! The work here spans a short time, but really shows an evolution in Eddie's style – from an initial start as a ... CD (Soul)
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Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy
Instrumental versions of all the tracks from Lee Fields' Emma Jean album – served up at a level that really lets us hear how great the music is! Leon Michels is at the helm on keyboards, guitar, and even some sax and flute – and the overall vibe has a mix of deep soul and richer ideas ... LP, Vinyl record album (Deep Funk)
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Creole Stream (Japan), 1978. New Copy
A funky gem from reedman Manu Dibango – a set recorded hot on the heels of his huge Soul Makossa hit, and done with a similar blend of African roots and 70s funk! The main focus here is on the instrumentation – not just Manu's saxophone lines, but also some great keyboards too – ... CD (Global Grooves)
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Satellites/Think (Japan), 1979. New Copy
A fantastic fusion classic from guitarist Ryo Kawasaki – and a set that shows his perfect balance between American and Japanese jazz modes in the 70s! The album's got a bit more of a soulful focus than some of Kawasaki's previous work, but loses none of the depth of his feeling – as ... CD (Jazz)
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Marlena
Blue Note (Japan), 1973. New Copy
A great lost treasure, and one of Marlena Shaw's most obscure albums – a really compelling batch of sophisticated vocal tracks with arrangements by Wade Marcus! The instrumentation is wonderful – with lots of soulful guitar and organ licks amidst the larger orchestrations, giving the ... CD (Soul)
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Oshumare
Gramavision/Warner (Japan), 1985. New Copy
A gem of an 80s set from drummer Billy Hart – one that has all of the soulful currents of his other recordings in place, mixed with some of the more electric inclinations of the Gramavision label at the time! The album's not really a fusion outing, but does have some fusion-styled elements ... CD (Jazz)
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Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy
A hell of a great album – and a much-needed full length set that finally brings together all the best early work by The Notations! The group hailed from the same Chicago scene as The Impressions and Chi-Lites – and although they never hit the big time back in the day, they're arguably ... CD (Soul)
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Self Determination Music
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy
A landmark recording – one of a handful of early documents of the avant garde LA scene, featuring a nimble quartet headed up by the inventive frontline of John Carter on reeds and Bobby Bradford on trumpet, over the fluid rhythm team of Tom Williamson on bass and Chicago expatriate Bruz ... CD (Jazz)
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Blue Note, 1954. New Copy (reissue)
An amazing early bop session from Germany! During the 50s, pianist Jutta Hipp cut a number of straighter sides for Blue Note that were recorded in the US – but this first album has her working with German contemporaries like Joki Freund on tenor sax and Emil Mangelsdorff on alto, carving out ... LP, Vinyl record album (Jazz)

If you're ever in Chicago, be sure to visit our Chicago record store!
1120 N Ashland Ave Chicago, IL 60622
Open 7 days a week from 10am to 8pm.
All the great stuff appears here at our online record store first — but if you shop locally, you'll also get a chance to handle the goods before you buy!

We buy new and used LPs, 45s, vinyl records, and CDs

in the store from 11am to 6pm every day. Feel free to stop by with used vinyl and sell or trade with us.

We pay top prices for older jazz, soul, funk, hip hop, and other genres in good shape!


See why Dusty Groove is consistently rated one of Chicago's Best Record Stores!
Updated March 26, 2015


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