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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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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)... $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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DaltonAlech/Soul Brother ... 7-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99
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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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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Jon LucienWould You Believe Me/A Sunny Day ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $6.99
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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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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Reparata & The DelronsPanic/Captain Of Your Ship ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $4.99
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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Father Peter ScholtesMissa Bossa Nova EP ... 7-inch
FEL, 1968. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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- ... $6.99
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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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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