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AurraI'll Let You Go (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99
A great lost track from Aurra – recorded after the duo's famous run on Salsoul Records, and with a cool interplay between the vocals that's totally great! All the group's best elements are firmly in place here – a wicked bassline, tight keyboards peppering the groove, and that sublime male/female vocal style that made the pair so great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousBig Box Of Afrosound – Rare & Hard To Find Tropical Tracks From Disco Fuentes (10 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 10 x 7" ... $56.99
A really sweet collection of grooves – titled after the Afrosound combo who lead off the set, and featuring a wealth of vintage tracks from the legendary Colombian label Disco Fuentes! Like some of the best work on that imprint, the styles here are a really wonderful blend of modes – from African rhythms to Cuban roots to New York inflections – with a lot of sweet Central American elements thrown into the mix, too! And although Fuentes later recorded a fair bit of crossover pop or mainstream cumbia, the work here is much more earthy overall – as you'll hear in the selection of tracks that includes "Caliventura" by Afrosound, "Batukacuto" by Tita Duva/El Nuevo Ritmo De Roberto Rey, "Cumbia De Sal" by Cumbias En Moog, "El Vampiro" by Los Corraleros De Majagual, "Tamba" by Wganda Kenya, "Cien Anos" by Peregoyo Y Su Combo Vacana, and "Cachumbembe" by Fruko Y Sus Tesos. Very cool package – ten 7" singles, in a limited box! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MebeusFunky Chinatown (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Vigor, 1975. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If this is Chinatown, we'll take one from column A and one from column B! The track's got a nice funky club feel – chugging at midtempo with falsetto vocals, some cool "Eastern" musical touches, and a spoken bit in the middle about Funky Chinatown! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DarondoHow I Got Over/Luscious Lady ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
The legendary Darondo sounds wonderful here – taking a long time to speak/sing the intro of the tune in this great raspy style, which really takes off once the tune hits this cool kind of Hi Records groove – one that's got these very hip vibes buried down nicely in the mix! "Luscious Lady" is nice too – with just a touch of that guitar you'll know from Darondo's grooviest records – which cooks up the groove in this great way before the singer comes in to send it on home with one of the most unique voices in soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Henry BoatwrightAfrican Slide/Git It ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Do the funky "African Slide" with Henry Boatwright – a wicked wangly batch of funk that has these cool edges and a slightly unusual sense of timing! The tune's got a great flavor of its own – as Henry calls out the groove, and the band has this sharp but snakey way of laying down the rhythms! "Git it" is great too – with a similar cool twang on the guitar, as Henry coaxes the horns to burst and bubble over the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BradleyConfusion/Where Do We Go From Here ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
A pair of the most incredible cuts from Charles Bradley and The Menahan Street Band! "Confusion" takes Bradley's raw soul roots to a new level – with his gritty, JB-inspired soul singing echoeing over a killer psych funk arrangement from the gentlemen of Menahan. It's got the raw drums, bass and brass we love so much, but tripped out atmosphere and waves of echo that really do make this a next level winner for all involved. "Where Do We Go From Here" also has some atmosphere – and a really cool bit of organ in the mix. Greatness! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this great break about two-thirds of the way through, relaxing its Ethio-styled funk for a sparer, spacey bit that features more cool guitar before getting funky again! "Vertigo" is even trippier – almost Ventures at the start, filtered through the psych generation – then much more Afro-styled in the rhythms, with these weird distorted screaming horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bump & The Soul StompersI Can Remember/Standing On The Outside ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
The bump here is a gentle one – a cool slow funk start to a track that turns out to be just the kind of mellow harmony number we love so much! The flipside's equally great – and both cuts have a feel that reminds us of those east coast groups who could be hard and sweet at the same time – like Soul Generation or The Whatnauts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cavaliers/Willie KendrickOoh It Hurts Me (alt)/Time Changes Things ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99
A rare alternate version of "Ooh It Hurts Me" – an excellent Detroit group soul number from the late 60s – one with these surprisingly complicated harmonies, from a group who never lose their groove! Willie Kendricks takes over on the flipside – giving us a great raspy lead on "Time Changes Things", as the stepping rhythm slows things down just a bit from the usual Pied Piper groove – as a cool tinkling piano part lurks right in the background to keep things interesting! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cosmos Universal BandThird Eye/Back Home Together ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
An incredibly rare slice of righteous soul – pulled from obscurity! "Third Eye" has this really cool little groove – jazzy, but kind of light too – with these horns that are way in the background as the core skipping rhythms set most of the scene – all to some very human, honest lead vocals that fit nicely into the whole mix! "Back Home" is a mellow ballad, but has this light stepping groove that's pretty catchy! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DellsStay In My Corner/Love Is So Simple ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
Heavenly harmonies by The Dells! "Stay In My Corner" is the late 60s version of the track – spacier than the original, and sung a lot better too! "Love Is So Simple" has a very spare group harmony ballad approach – and is produced here with a cool echo effect that keeps going on and off! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Derobe Dance BandGogoplata/Kem Dahg ... 7-inch
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A cool contemporary bit of Afro Funk – tinged with lots of Ethiopian exoticism on the horns! The blend of hard groove and offbeat reeds is mighty nice – and really makes this one stand out from the pack! "Kem Dahg" continues the exotic vibe, but with a groove that's got this fast-stepping, vamping rhythm that's almost borrowed from The JBs! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DevilsX-Sorcist/Hip Hug Her ... 7-inch
People/Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A lost bit of funk on People Records – a one-off single done by David Matthews, with a mad mad funky sound! "X-Sorcist" starts with a weird voice and a strange intro – but then rolls into some heavy bass-y funk, with cool clavinet grooving, and a wild mad electric feel that's better than the best blacksploitation soundtrack theme you've ever heard! "Hip Hugger" is an update of the Booker T & The MGs song – done much funkier, and with a great 70s groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Renaldo DominoNot Too Cool To Cry/Nevermore ... 7-inch
Twinight/Numero, 1969. Near Mint- (reissue)... $6.99
A lost gem on the legendary Twinight label – and one of the few singles cut by this excellent falsetto soul singer! "Not Too Cool" is a sweet sad ballad with incredible strings and gentle production – but even better is "Nevermore" – one of those haunting tunes that you hear once, and which sticks with you for years! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a plain sleeve.)

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Brian EllisPeg/Dream Wave ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
A mighty cool take on the Steely Dan classic "Peg" – one served up in a very keyboard-heavy backing that feels a bit like the original at the start, but then sounds very different once Brian Ellis comes in to sing the lyrics – given that all the vocals are run through a vocoder, which makes for a very unusual approach! The tune's almost like some lost 80s electro soul remake of the hit – and the flipside features an equally 80s-styled original by Brian, titled "Dream Wave". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee FieldsFunky Screw/Bull Is Coming ... 7-inch
Angle 3/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Vintage Lee Fields – a killer couple of mid 70s treasures on his own Angle 3 label! "Funky Screw" is really incredible – with an astounding rhythm, funky guitar, keyboards and punchy horns laid down by the super funky Devil's Personal Band. Lee Fields is on fire out front, as fiercely soulful as ever! The flip side "Bull Is Coming" is a stellar showcase for the band, with an especially sharp horn solo – plus some cool, chattery group vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FreewayWe Can Do It (Dopebrother rmx, Dopebrother inst) ... 7-inch
Dope Brother, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Heavy drums and a massive amount of echo – a really wonderful funk track that gets a super-special Kenny Dope touch here! The track breaks right from the start – crackling with all its energy upfront in the mix, then letting the vocals come in to give things a bit of a hook – while still never losing track of the break! No vocals on the instrumental, natch – which brings in some cool organ lines in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GritsTramp (Undercover Brother 7" Remix. Break Brother Edit aka Break Beat Lou & The Undercover Brother Edit) ... 7-inch
Fraternity, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
A sweet cover of the classic "Tramp" – served up here at a level that has the drum break continuing even more into the song than on the original! Plus, the instrumentation also features this really cool fuzzy, distorted keyboard line instead of the familiar sax passage – which makes the whole thing almost feel like some lost psych funk from the late 60s! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid ChemistsCool Aid/Detroit ... 7-inch
Lizard, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Two funky instrumental tracks from this LA funky drummer! "Cool Aid" has a feel that's almost bluesy – tight drums underneath, dancing with electric bass, and hard-plucked guitar soloing over the top. "Detroit" starts with a nice dose of car horns, then vamps into a groove that's got much heavier drumming – lots of tight fills and snaps from Paul, grooving out next to heavy guitar, wah-wahed up nicely for the kids! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet & His Orchestra (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Clef, 1951. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $0.99
Includes "Port Of Rico", with Count Basie on organ – plus "The Cool Rage", "Lean Baby", and "Somewhere Along The Way". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wear and a half split top seam.)

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Etta JamesAt Last – Six Sides Of Jump Blues, Deep Soul, and Rockin R&B Club Monsters (3 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Chess/Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover)... $25.99
A really cool collection of work from Etta James – six of the best tracks pulled from her seminal years at Chess Records – most of them upbeat, hard, and gritty! The music here shows James really growing from her earlier R&B years of the 50s – soaring forth with a more righteous sense of pride and power, and hitting new heights in a variety of fresh new modes! The package has sharp sound that really lives up to its cover – and titles include the classic groovers "Something's Got A Hold On Me" and "Seven Day Fool", the deep soul classics "At Last" and "I Just Want To Make Love With You", and two great duets with Harvey Fuqua on "Spoonful" and "It's A Crying Shame". Great slipcover, and a full set of notes too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ronnie KaeSwinging Drums/Swimming Drums ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
The drums are certainly swinging – but they're also pretty darn heavy too! The single's got this great percussive power right from the start – almost like a gargey number but with drums instead of guitar – but also laced with these really weird vocal calls in this odd, grumbly style! The flipside has more guitar than drums – but only to create this cool watery style that really works well with the "swimming" title. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Almeta LattimoreThese Memories (alternate mix)/Oh My Love ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99
A beautifully soulful track from Almeta Lattimore – an obscure Detroit singer, but a great one too! "These Memories" has a warmly mellow feel, but it still moves a bit too – with a full sense of sound and style that reminds us a lot of Gloria Scott at her best! The alternate mix here is a nice change from the better-known version (which is still quite obscure) – with a cool vibe that's nice and lean, which leaves a great focus on the vocals! "Oh My Love" has a similar blend of soaring arrangements and deep soul lead – a killer track that should have made Almeta huge over the years! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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