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Classic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!


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Counter PointsEarly Dawn/You've Made Me So Happy ... 7-inch
Ja-Wes, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
"Early Dawn" is an excellent lost groover! It's got a nice hard drum intro, and a sweet mellow jazz groove played by an unknown tenor player that sounds a lot like Stanley Turrentine in his very early days. The riff is totally catchy, and the cut's a wonderful little number that's way more sophisticated than your usual funk number. The single is one of our favorite funky 45s of all time, and it almost never turns up! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SonicsPsycho/Maintaining My Cool (clear orange colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Jerden/Sundazed, 1966. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
A howling classic by The Sonics! "Psycho" will always be one of our favorite Sonics' tunes – a scorcher with an R&B influence – done with a maniacal proto-punk urgency. That sax honking behind those bugged-out vocals – it's absolutely essential! "Maintaining My Cool" is, well, comparably quite cool – but still with a menacing edge – particularly via the sneering, swaggery lyrics. (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Pressed on clear orange vinyl.)

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✨✧ Carl Davis & The Chi-Sound OrchestraWindy City Theme ... 7-inch
Chi Sound, 1976. New Copy (reissue)... About May 10, 2016
A classic groover from Chicago! "Windy City Theme" is the instrumental backing to the first cut on the only album by the group Windy City (how's that for confusing?) – a massive groover with instrumentation by Carl Davis, high-stepping in a clubby style, but with jazzy and soulful touches that have made the track a favorite of ours for years! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ SantiagoFeelin Good/Land Of Leaping No No ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A track that definitely lives up to its title – as the riffing guitar, bright horns, and upbeat vibe of the groove have us "Feelin Good" right from the very first note – then feelin even better once the lyrics and jazzy flute line come into play! There's a warmth to the cut that reminds us of some of our favorite 70s grooves from Joe Bataan – and the flipside is a funkier instrumental number with some sharp clavinet amongst the changes, and some great jazzy horns too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Swing Out SisterBreakout/Dirty Money ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1986. Used (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The a-side "Breakout" is a real favorite of ours from the 80s – a jazzy oasis in 80s pop, and a track that only hinted at the genius to come from the group! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has price sticker remnants on back.)

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✨✧ Luiz Carlos Vinhas/Golden BoysYe Mele/Berimbau ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite cuts ever from Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a tune you might know more from the famous Sergio Mendes version, but which gets a trippy psych-styled presentation here – female vocals mixed with moody organ, and almost a Santana-styled arrangement, but without any guitar! "Berimbau" is another familiar tune that sounds totally different here – given this wild, complicated arrangement for the Golden Boys – who harmonize along with this weird psych guitar in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousIf A Song Could Be Freedom (Organized Sounds Of Resistance) – Five Political & Social Movement Songs ... 7-inch
Interference Archive, Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A totally cool little package – one that brings together a number of different songs originally recorded as acts of political resistance – most of which are groovy enough to stand on their own long after the message has come across! Our favorite here is a remake of the Rare Earth tune "Get Ready" – performed as a nice funky cut with plenty of soul by The Progressive Labor Party, who turn the lyrics to support the workers! Other numbers are more folksy, but still pretty nice – and include a Kurdistan field recording of "The Inernationale", plus "Bambini Pianificati" by Gruppo Musicale Del Comitato, "Pfumo Nya Ku Pele" by Coral Das Forcas Populares De Libertacao De Mocambique, and the North Carolina textile tune "We Got A Union In The Country" by the Mountain Musicians' Cooperative. Comes with a huge booklet of notes and images, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited numbered edition of 600 copies – with heavy book too!)

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✨✧ VariousMotortown Revue – The French EPs (5 x 7" single set – with bonus download) ... 7-inch
Motown (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A very cool relic of the famous Motown tour of Paris in 1965 – a limited box set that offers up picture sleeve replicas of five rare 7" EPs! Each single has a different cover that you won't recognize from American Motown releases – very cool images and layouts that each contain four different songs – making for a package that includes 25 titles in all! Our very favorite one here is the special EP for organist Earl Van Dyle – head of The Soul Brothers at the time, stepping out on the cuts "Soul Stomp", "All For You", "Hot N Tot", and "Too Many Fish In The Sea". Other singles include The Supremes – with "I'm In Love Again" and "Rock & Roll Banjo Band"; Martha & The Vandellas with "In My Lonely Room" and "Motoring"; The Miracles with "Got A Job", and "You've Really Got A Hold On Me"; and Stevie Wonder with "Tears In Vain" and "Castles In The Sand". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes download!)

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✨✧ David BowieGolden Years/Station To Station (pic disc) ... 7-inch
Parlophone, 1976. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet single from one of our favorite David Bowie periods ever – his soulful stretch as The Thin White Duke! "Golden Years" is a well-remembered groover with a nice bit of bounce, but also with the sort of dark undercurrent that Bowie could always bring to his best – and is presented here in the original single mix. "Station To Station" is a gem, too – a cut that's mighty long on the album, but shortened here to an excellent single mix with a lot more punch. Special pic disc 45 – with two Thin White Duke images! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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