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✨✧ Pee Pee Dynamite/BB BoogalooGroovy Christmas & New Year/Soul Of Christmas ... 7-inch
Academy, 1970s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ David BowieSpace Oddity/Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud ... 7-inch
Mercury, 1969. Very Good- ... $6.99
About as classic as you can get for the young David Bowie – his famous "Major Tom" tune that was surprisingly well-timed with the first US moon landing! The track is still incredible after all these years – and is presented here on the original UK single edit, on a very groovy pic disc with a great image on the front. And on the flipside is another great picture of Bowie, along with "Wild Eyed Boy From Freecloud" – one of our favorite Bowie tunes ever! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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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. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings8 Days Of Hanukkah/What Does Hanukkah Mean To You ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings celebrate that other big holiday in December – with two very groovy tracks that rival some of the best Christmas soul classics from years back! "8 Days Of Hanukkah" is wonderfully upbeat and swinging – with a vibe that's totally great and positive, and which has Sharon vocally making her way through the eight different days of the holiday! The flipside is more of a "part 2" to the cut – which is more than groovy enough to be worth flipping over the record! (Holiday Music, Funky 45's) 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- ... $5.99
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)... $9.99
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 Puente/Willie BoboSafari/Be's The Other Way ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1964/1969. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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
Also available Safari/Be's The Other Way ... 7-inch 11.99

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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
Also available Safari/Be's The Other Way ... 7-inch 7.99

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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 Simmons & BandComing On Strong (With It)/Computing ... 7-inch
Maurici, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $9.99
Two tight groovy instrumentals on the rare Chicago Maurici label, played by Simtec Simmons on his funky guitar, with driving backing by his band. "Coming On Strong" has perpetual choppy riffs, while "Computing" has short cutting noise from the guitar that's supposed to sound (we think) like a computer! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a small piece of tape and initials in marker.)

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Floyd SmithSoul Strut/Getting Nowhere Fast ... 7-inch
Dakar, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Nice one! "Soul Strut" is a great groovy Chicago funk track, with a tight beat and a very nice groove to it. The cut's got a great drum break at the beginning – plus rolling downbeat piano, and some great twangy guitar! Floyd does the calls over the music – in a mode that's a bit like Alvin Cash! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drillhole.)

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StormyDevastator/I Won't Stop To Cry ... 7-inch
Twinight/Numero, 1967. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
Heavy, early funky soul and a groovier harmony tune from Stormy – incredible work cut for Chicago's Twinight label at the dawn of the funk era! The appropriately titled "The Devastator" is the lead of track on the Eccentric Soul – Twinight Lunar Rotation from the Numero Group – with a bongo beat and funky drums to kick it off, punchy horns and groovy vocals! The flip "I Won't Stop To Cry" is not on the compilation and exclusive to this reissue of the rare original 45 – and more of a harmony soul cut – a great little tune and a nice counterpoint to the funkier a-side! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a Twinight/Numero sleeve.)

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StrangeMadness/If You're So In Love ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
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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