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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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Scott Cunningham BandMorning Madness/Uncontrolled ... 7-inch
Black Horse/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $0.99
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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Gerri GrangerI Go To Pieces/I Can't Take It Like A Man ... 7-inch
Bell/Expansion (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
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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Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66Frog/Watch What Happens ... 7-inch
A&M, Late 60s. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $4.99
A very groovy single from Sergio Mendes! "The Frog" is a gem by Joao Donato – also recorded under the name "A Sapo" – and the cut's got a jaunty little groove with a back-forth melody that's totally dreamy, and perfect for the Brasil 66 sound! "Watch What Happens" is Michel Legrand's great tune, done in a warm and wonderful style! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some pen, light wrinkling, and light peeling on the back.)

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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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Edith PetersThis Is The Moment (orig, Gerardo Frisina rmx) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A fantastic funky cut from Edith Peters – one that's set to a soaring orchestration by Sante Palumbo, in a way that builds and builds as the tune moves on! There's full horns, wah wah guitar, and a very groovy vibe that's a bit like Ella Fitzgerald on her "Sunshine Of My Love" recording – and the Gerardo Frisina mix adds in some nicely skittish drums, for even more of a breaking vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Father Peter ScholtesMissa Bossa Nova EP ... 7-inch
FEL, 1968. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A church record, but a groovy one – featuring Peter Scholtes' "Missa Bossa Nova" – basically a recasting of traditional mass themes in a jaunty bossa nova way! The style of the record is very post-Vatican II – with Scholtes playing acoustic guitar in a folksy way, and singing in an "of the people" style that has added background chorus vocals and lots of snapping percussion to support the "bossa" mode. There's a spirit to those tunes that's almost in the Afro-Sambas mode of Baden Powell – and you can bet that if the music sounded like that, we wouldn't have stopped going to church! Bossa titles include "Glory To God", "Holy Holy", "Lamb Of God", and "They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain white sleeve.)

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Simtec Simmons & BandComing On Strong (With It)/Computing ... 7-inch
Maurici, Early 70s. Very Good- ... $4.99
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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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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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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