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Antonio Adolfo/Mario Castro Neves & Samba SaDois Minutos De Uma Novo Dia/Candomble ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1969. New Copy ... $11.99
A beautifully baroque groove from Antonio Adolfo – set to soaring arrangements that are topped by lovely female vocals – very groovy, with a nice undercurrent of funk, in that great late 60s Brazilian style! "Candomble" is a jazzy samba number from Mario Castro Neves – snapping with piano and snare drum, like a tight bossa trio – and given a great female vocal in the lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Alvin Cash & The CrawlersUnwind The Twine/Boston Monkey ... 7-inch
Mar V Lus, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
Hard, raw, and with lots of echo – just like Alvin's big hit, but with a groovy rolling vibe that's even harder. Lots of choppy guitar, rolling sax, and shouted choruses by Alvin. Both sides are great, and stand up to repeated boogaloo dancefloor plays! 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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Preston EppsBongo Rock/Bongo Party ... 7-inch
Original Sound, Early 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
2 nice bongo numbers from Preston Epps – very much in the mode of his early work, with kind of a guitar-driven groove that has the bongos soloing out front – almost as if Michael Viner was working with the Ventures! The sound's not funky, but it is very groovy – in a mod kind of way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Etta Jones/Lorez AlexandriaNature Boy (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
A classic tune, done here in two very groovy versions! Etta Jones' take on "Nature Boy" starts out with a soulful tenor solo, then moves into this exotic stepping rhythm on guitar, bass, and drums – very spare, but very compelling – especially as Etta holds the lead! Lorez Alexandria is equally exotic on her version, but jazzier too – as the tune has this wonderful piano that really opens up the colors and tones! 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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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 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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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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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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✨✧ VariousIf A Song Could Be Freedom (Organized Sounds Of Resistance) – Five Political & Social Movement Songs ... 7-inch
Interference Archive, Early 70s. New Copy ... 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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