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Banana SplitsDoin The Banana Split/I Enjoy Being A Boy/The Beautiful Calliopa/Let Me Remember You Smiling ... 7-inch
Kellogg, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $6.99
What a cool little single! This 4 track ep is presented by Kelloggs, the cereal company, as a tie-in with the Banana Splits TV show. It's got some really great numbers that range in style from trippy to groovy, and maybe a little bit funky. The track "Doin The Banana Split" was purportedly written by Barry White adn features a slightly funky groove, and a hip male soul vocal and heavy instrumentation. We simply cannot believe kid show music was at one point this crazy and incredible! Other cuts have a groovy sunshine pop feel – a bit off-beat, kind of trippy, and almost somewhere near Millenium or Love Generation. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Scott Cunningham BandMorning Madness/Uncontrolled ... 7-inch
Black Horse/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
A nice little cut in the Praise Poems mode – a bit jazzy, a bit funky, and with these righteous blue-eyed soul vocals from Scott Cunningham – which are punctuated by some great jazzy solos on flute and tenor sax! "Uncontrolled" is also jazzy, but in a more upbeat and groovy way – guitar wrapped around the congas in the grooves, peppered with piano notes, and a sweet chorus singing very lightly underneath Scott's lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DaltonAlech/Soul Brother ... 7-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
Dalton hails from Tunisia, and they've got a very groovy sound – a mix of 70s funk and some elements that almost remind us of Turkish rock – all wrapped up in a totally infectious groove on "Alech", which has a great group vocal on the cook! "Soul Brother" is a bit mellower, but maybe cooler overall – this laidback, slow-stepping funk track with sweet Fender Rhodes grooving alongside English language vocals 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edson FredericoTava Mas Nao Tava/Bobeira ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Lots of moogy keyboards at the start of "Tava Mas Nao Tava" – setting up a bassy groove that's topped with samba rhythms, and given a great soulful vocal from a bigger chorus – all in a funky Braza groove from the 70s! The same style follows suit on the flipside – with a bit more female vocal in the lead, and a totally groovy presentation overall – great samba soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gerri GrangerI Go To Pieces/I Can't Take It Like A Man ... 7-inch
Bell/Expansion (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Gerri Granger may go to pieces, but she sounds surprisingly upbeat on this wonderful little track – a tune that builds in almost a 70s take on earlier uptown soul modes – with a snapping snare, soaring strings, and a growing groove that really takes off with the vocals! "I Can't Take It" is another surprisingly groovy tune, too – with this blend of strings and slight funk in the groove, almost a bit like Gloria Scott! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jon LucienWould You Believe Me/A Sunny Day ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99
Two superb tracks from the great Jon Lucien – both gems from his early 70s years on RCA! "Would You Believe" may well be the closest that Jon ever came to cutting a groover – an upbeat tune with a great jazzy vibe over this quick-stepping bassline – all a perfect foil fo his really unique vocals! "A Sunny Day" is great too – fast, jazzy, and with these soaring vocals from Lucien that are as groovy as they are powerful! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Osmar Milito & Quarteto Forma/Brasil RitmoO Bofe/Cho Chua ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A sweet early groover from Osmar Milito – much more upbeat and swinging than his later album material – and served up with this excellent jaunty groove, and lots of very groovy harmony vocals from Quarteto Forma! The whole thing's got a very nice Blue Brazil groove – and the flipside features rootsy samba from Brasil Ritmo – who blend sweet cuica lines with lots of percussion on "Cho Chua"! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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NoteablesFunky Frog/Get Ready ... 7-inch
Sound City/Tramp (Germany), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
The Noteables take off here on two groovy tracks – one a pretty nice cover of Rare Earth's "Get Ready" – the other the extra nice "Funky Frog", which has the group leaping forward in a frenzy of heavy bass, heady horns, and these wicked changes that feel like they were lifted right from a James Brown funk track of the late 60s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Tito PuenteBlack Brothers/Hit The Bongo ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two funky killers from Tito Puente! "Black Brothers" is maybe as close as Tito ever got to 70s funk – a cut that's still very Latin, but which has some deeper currents in the rhythms alongside Tito's great percussion! There's loads of freaky reed lines over the top – soaring and cascading, almost like some groovy funk soundtrack. "Hit The Bongo" is plenty funky too – with this wicked bassline that's a lot more Latin Soul than Tito normally went for – which really gives the track a very groovy vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tito Puente/Willie BoboSafari/Be's The Other Way ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1964/1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Take a groovy "Safari" with Tito Puente – in a sweet little number that has plenty of his own percussion at the bottom, and lots of great jazzy horns on the top – almost in a sweet 60s Verve Records sort of way! Willie Bobo's on the flipside, on an excellent cut that's got even heavier percussion, and this great sort of Spanish Harlem sense of calls and chatter in the background! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Reparata & The DelronsPanic/Captain Of Your Ship ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $8.99
A great soulful cut from Reparata & The Delrons – a group who could skirt both sides of the fence with their excellent 60s style! "Panic" soars with a mix of Northern Soul groove and popcorn production – in a perfect balance between Reparata's lead and support from the group! "Captain Of Your Ship" is a bit more complicated at the start, but has a really great payoff overall – a groove that's almost more Sunshine Pop overall, with a hook that steps out wonderfully from the very groovy arrangements! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Simtec & WylieGotta Get Over The Hump/Nine Times Out Of Ten ... 7-inch
Mister Chand, Early 70s. Good ... $0.99
A great groover from this hard Chisoul duo! "Gotta Get Over The Hump" is one of those cuts that seems to be just a groovy soul number – but it's also got a deep message in there somewhere, brought out by the group's full-on vocal approach! Flipside is nice, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Elza Soares/ElizabethMas Que Nada/Vou Falar-Lhe Francamente ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Great work from samba soul genius Elza Soares! "Mas Que Nada" is one of Elza's greatest tunes ever – a fierce remake of the Jorge Ben hit, done with some soaring, jazzy backings, and served up in a delightful way that's made the track a jazz dance classic for years! Elizabeth doesn't have any last name on the flipside – but don't hold that against her, as she's more than groovy enough on "Vou Valar-Lhe Francamente" – a tune that's almost got some more complicated, French-style rhythms in a late 60s mode – but which definitely hits a Brazilian vibe with her vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ StrangeMadness/If You're So In Love ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $10.99
If this is madness, lead us to the asylum – as the cut's a cool and very groovy gem from the end of the 70s – clubby, but with lots of jazzy instrumentation – and a spacey style of production that makes the whole thing pretty unique! There's some nice keyboard washes on the cut – and they continue on the flipside even more – providing a spacey stepping vibe to the sweet soul tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Toni Tornado/Som TresO Jornaleiro/Homenagem a Mongo ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Wicked funk from the great Toni Tornado – hitting hard here on "O Jornaleiro", a cut that's got plenty of James Brown touches on the bottom – but lots of weird elements on the top! There's a screamed vocal that may not be Tornado – which peppers the track between Toni's own vocals – and horn parts get all groovy in a Blue Brazil way over the top! Som Tres pay tribute to Mongo Santamaria on the flipside – with a tune that's almost a Brazilian take on Latin Soul modes of the late 60s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Underground ResurrectionReality/Dreams ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Fast piano, fast drums, and fast guitar all set "Reality" on fire right from the start – giving the righteous funky cut a great groove that never stops at all – while the singers in the group soar on the sound, and serve up the message of the killer cut! "Dreams" is lots more laidback, but equally groovy – with this floating piano over a nicely kicking groove – as the sweet vocals dance along with a cool moogy solo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Luiz Carlos Vinhas/O Som De LCVTanganica (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $11.99
Two versions of "Tanganica" – a groovy Brazilian track from the end of the 60s! Luis Carlos Vinhas takes the track in a nicely jazzy mode – using wordless female vocals that drift over the top of the sweet grooves on piano and percussion – sounding a bit cool, until heavier percussion kicks things up a bit! The flipside features another group of Vinhas – who turn in the tune with a slow-stepping electric guitar, and these fantastic horn parts that build nicely! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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