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Pee Pee Dynamite/BB BoogalooGroovy Christmas & New Year/Soul Of Christmas ... 7-inch
Academy, 1970s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
Whoa. . .a seasonal treasure from the 70s Ghanaian funky soul scene! This incredible 45 from Academy digs up an uber-rare Afro Soul Christmas 7-inch – featuring early productions by Kwadwo Donkoh and lead vocals by Pee Pee Dynamite on "Groovy Christmas & New Years" and BB Boogaloo on "Soul Of Christmas" – both tracks played by a group led by El Gran Koffie. "Groovy Christmas & New Years" is the powerhouse number – with riveting drums & percussion, a thick layer of organ and tight bass groove – with feverishly soulful, JB inspired vocals out front. An absolute stunner! "Soul Of Christmas" slows things down a bit, but it's ultimately nearly as strong as the other side – with organ and hand percussion leading the instrumentation and with some gruff, but sweet soul vocals. (Holiday Music, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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✨✧ Gene ChandlerNot The Marrying Kind/Groovy Situation ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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AurraAre You Fooling Around (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99
An unreleased gem from Aurra – served up with all the tight, groovy sound that made that duo so great! The basslines are right up front in the mix – snapping along with excellent keyboards – and the trademark mix of female and male vocals from the duo really make the lyrics shine! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy AyersLove Will Bring Us Back Together/Leo ... 7-inch
Polygram, 1979. Near Mint- ... $19.99
A wonderful club cut from Roy Ayers! The track has a groovy jazz kick to it – with a similar feel to Roy's heavily sampled "Running Away", which was cut right around the same time. This one has an even better hook, though – with some great soulful vocals by Roy! "Leo" is pretty nice, too – and has these choppy grooves underneath Roy's vibes. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Polydor sleeve. Label has a small sticker.)

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Bama Lamas feat Gabrielle SuttonSecurity/It's Too Late ... 7-inch
Bama Lamas, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $1.99
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock singles with the très chic picture sleeve! "Security" is an untempo stormer and "It's Too Late" is slower cooking flipside with cool organ in the middle. The production is excellent, too, with a genuinely vintage feel! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James BrownGoodbye My Love/Shades Of Brown ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
"Goodbye My Love" is one of James' ballad soul tracks – not bad overall, sung in a deep soul style that we always like – but the reall killer is "Shades Of Brown", a very groovy organ instrumental that often gets overlooked, and which has a hard-wailing, nice vamping quality! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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✨✧ Terry CallierOrdinary Joe/Look At Me Now (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Cadet/Universal (Japan), 1968/1972. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Two great tunes from the legendary Terry Callier – served up here on a limited 45! "Ordinary Joe" is one of the coolest, catchiest songs ever from Terry – a track with a snapping jazzy vibe and a hell of a hook – still as righteous as his more complicated music, but a lot more compact and groovy too! "Look At Me Now" is a rare gem from the years before Terry Callier broke big on full length albums – a tune from the late 60s, but still done with Charles Stepney – but in a groove that's maybe equal parts 60s soul and Cadet/Concept sophistication – which makes for a completely sublime sound overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – done for the Japanese version of Record Store Day!)

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ClaudiaDeixa O Morro Cantar/Mas Que Nada ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1965/1971. New Copy ... $9.99
The lovely Claudia serves up to very groovy numbers here! "Deixa O Morro Cantar" has this soaring mix of samba rhythms and horns – and is topped by Claudia's bold lead – in a style that's nicely different than some of the softer female bossa singers of her scene, and which is nicely peppered by these cool piano and horn parts in the groove! "Mas Que Nada" is a great female take on the Jorge Ben hit – one with a cool flute line wrapped up in the rhythms, and Claudia singing with another singer in a nicely spacious style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Emma DeAngelisEmma DeAngelis EP (Forgiveness/Trip/Plankton) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
You might know the DeAngelis name from other funky Italian work of the 70s – thanks to the soundtrack genius of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – but this DeAngelis is their sister Emma, who had a much shorter career – but one that was equally groovy overall! The set begins with the funk monster "Forgiveness" – a track that has to hardly ask for its title, as any funk fan would be grateful to have this gem in their collection – thanks to romping drums and some wickedly funky guitar! "Trip" is moodier – kind of a slow-building number with mellow piano tripping over keyboard waves that flow up and down – with a real superdope vibe overall! "Plankton" is still funky, but very trippy too – loose string plucking that almost feels more like piano strings being strummed than a guitar, but with these slow waves of sound that are mighty nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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King Curtis & The KingpinsValley Of The Dolls/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Atco, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $2.99
Forget the a-side, which is a dreamy instrumental, because the b-side's the real winner! "8th Wonder" is a nice groovy instrumental – with some hard drums at the beginning, and with King playing varitone in a nice mod fuzzed out style! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White label promo.)

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✨✧ Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of FriendsSuburbia Suite Presents Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends (9 x 7 inch single box set) ... 7-inch
A&M/Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy 9 x 7 inch ... $109.99
A fantastic tribute to some of our favorite music of the 60s – the legendary run of A&M sides by the great Roger Nichols! The sounds here are landmark 60s pop that we'd easily rank with the best work by Brian Wilson, Millennium, Gary Usher, Van Dyke Parks, or any of those other California sunny-eyed hipsters – done in the best A&M Records mode of the time, with an emphasis on groovy harmonies in a male/female style that reminds us of We Five or The Free Design – but a lot hipper too, as its more adult in its themes – with this way of bringing innocence into play with mature thoughtfulness, but in subtle modes that are perfect for the unique album's placement on A&M! Nichols would later be known for his songwriting with Paul Williams, and was also part of a core group of underground LA pop luminaries that included the whole Warner crew under Lenny Waronker – and this material definitely has some of the sly undertones of some of the hippest late 60s Warner work as well. The package features nine 7" single replicas of Roger's work for A&M – all mono, some issued under the Small Circle Of Friends, some as the Roger Nichols Trio – a few as replicas of promo-only 45s. The whole thing comes with original label and sleeve styles, wrapped in a special box with a groovy booklet with notes in Japanese. Titles include "Love Song Love Song", "Snow Queen", "Don't Go Breaking My Heart", "Our Day Will Come", "Kinda Wasted Without You", "Didn't Want To Have To Do It", "Just Beyond Your Smile", "I'll Be Back", "Let's Ride", "Love So Fine", "With A Little Help From My Friends", "The Drifter", "Trust", and "Cocoanut Grove". (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Perez PradoCherry Pink & Apple Blossom White/Rhythm Sticks ... 7-inch
RCA, Late 50s. Very Good ... $3.99
Forget the hit, and check out the very groovy "Rhythm Sticks"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has small stickers.)

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Roberto Pregadio & Romano Mussolini/Anton Garcia AKriminal/Il Cobra ... 7-inch
Beat/Four Flies (Italy), 1960s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
A fantastic funky theme to the groovy film Kriminal – served up here with romping orchestrations that have the best sort of hip 60s Italian feel – mod and jerking in the groove, and with some very cool Hammond organ sounds in the middle! The flipside features "Il Cobra" – another very cool Italo-action theme – one that has a fast-strutting electric bassline at the bottom – setting a great pace for criss-crossing keyboards and a sweet tenor solo! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Redd Holt UnlimitedGimme Some Mo/Nothing From Nothing ... 7-inch
Paula, 1975. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Another nice funky groover from Redd Holt! Holt's drums ring out nice and loud on both tracks - the groovy sing-song funk number "Gimme Some Mo", and the flipside, which is a great instrumental cover of the big hit! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen.)

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Sir GuyLet Home Cross Your Mind/I Need You Baby ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Early 70s funky soul from North Carolina singer Sir Guy – backed here by the group Raw Soul! "I Need You Baby" is a great little tune, led brilliantly by Sir Guy's regally soulful falsetto – with some groovy female back up, tightly vamping guitar, horns and heavy drums. "Let Home Cross Your Mind" is a total killer on the flip – funky, funky stuff with drums and bass that are really outta sight! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John Philip Soul & His Stone Marching BandSoul Strut/That Memphis Thing ... 7-inch
Pepper, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $19.99
What a groovy group! John Phillip has a lot of "march" in the drums on both cuts – nicely snapping to lay out the groove, working with the group in an instrumental mode that's niiiiiiice and funky! "Memphis Thing" has a great intro, and some wild bubbly organ bits! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(DJ copy.)

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Sugar BillySuper Duper Love (Are You Diggin' On Me) (parts I & 2) ... 7-inch
Fast Track, 1974. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Classic soul club track, with a hard groove that has a Little Beaver guitar feel to it, and Sugar Billy's deep vocals over the top, asking the musical question in the title. Very groovy, and the album's a tough one to find! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Henry Thomas & RiseMy Dreams Are Clouded/Don't Wait Too Long ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
A track that's a lot more upbeat and groovy than you might expect from its title – sweet 80s keyboards and beats – which really set up an excellent groove for the group's vocals! The harmonies are almost old school, but the style of the groove is sweet electro funk – which really makes for a nice blend! "Don't Wait Too Long" is more 80s too – slower-stepping, in a great way – with lots of cool keyboards! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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