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VariousStax Vinyl 7s Box (10 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set ... $48.99 64.98
Fantastic sounds from the legendary Stax Records – that mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! This very cool box is limited and numbered – and features a superb selection of second-chapter material from the label – tracks from the post-1968 time when Atlantic took away all the early hits – which maybe left Stax in a position to be even more creative and experimental than ever before! None of these titles are too-played tracks – and instead, the set brings together a nice mix of deep soul, Northern grooves, and even a bit of funk – with tracks that include "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "The Stars" by Barbara Lewis, "The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy" by John Gary Williams, "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" by Lou Bond, "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Happy" by William Bell, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, and "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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✨✧ El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any vocals, but maybe showing a further side of the Genius/GZA genius! The Ghostface track "Iron Maiden" is remade on the flip – just badass downturning groove, tight horn blasts, and some very cool organ that comes across with a nicely spooky vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any vocals, but maybe showing a further side of the Genius/GZA genius! The Ghostface track "Iron Maiden" is remade on the flip – just badass downturning groove, tight horn blasts, and some very cool organ that comes across with a nicely spooky vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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MarceloAlgo No Ar (original, Steven J edit) ... 7-inch
Pepite (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, Marcelo's voice stretches out to fill the full fuzzy space of both speakers, while the groove rolls right down the middle with a tremendous vibe! The edit is pretty nice, too – and really seems to have great respect for the core instrumental elements, which it magnifies even more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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✨✧ Dissipated Face with Daniel CarterLive At CBGB 1986 EP ... 7-inch
Roaratorio, 1986. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
Mindblowing punk and free jazz collision from Dissipated Face – with alto sax behemoth Daniel Carter blowing fiercely out front – a fast, brutal, yet defiantly musical quartet of songs recorded live in 1986 at the legendary Bowery club! This great 7-inch, 33 1/3 RPM EP has four killer tracks – with fast, bashed out guitars, furious rhythms and angry, aggro vocals – really cool underground stuff just on that level, but Carter's brilliant sax truly blows it into on amazing level. Titles include "Rock Is Dead, S**thead", "Nazi With A New Name", "Streets Of New York" and "My Life Is Like An Alligator". (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Fatback BandPut Your Love (In My Tender Care)/Spanish Hustle ... 7-inch
Event, 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Great mid period Fatback! "Put Your Love" is a surprisingly funky number – kind of stepping and slapping at a nice slow pace that the group had almost abandoned by this time! "Spanish Hustle" is even groovier – an upbeat number with a Latin disco flourish – using some great moog in the mix to make for a really cool sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kei Ichinanagi/April FoolEros + Massacre ... 7-inch
Columbia/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Really dark soundtrack material from early 70s Japan – a cool 7" EP that almost has the depth of a full album! Side one features three shorter tracks – each with titles in Japanese – and the instrumentation is a mix of rootsy drums and flute lines, plus these sweeter strings that almost give the whole thing a slightly evil quality – rather than warming things up! Side two features one longer track – a really cool, brooding tune that has eerie organ lines building slowly over even slower work on drums – very tense throughout, but with a flowering sense of beauty too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mancefield & Brother BandBrotherman (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Preservation Project, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A never-heard groove from the 70s – and one that's completely amazing too! The tune's got everything going down right on the money – drums, basslines, guitar riffs – save maybe for the saxophone line, which is nicely offbeat in a way that gives it a slightly eerie feel – until the solo comes in near the end of side one, and the tenorist shows us that he's totally got his chops! Side two begins with the group comping out the rhythm more, as the tenor comes back in to flag in the rest of the band, then the rhythms hit all these cool sorts of changes! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Very limited pressing, too!)

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✨✧ Bama Lamas feat Gabrielle SuttonSecurity/It's Too Late ... 7-inch
Bama Lamas, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock singles with the très chic picture sleeve! "Security" is an untempo stormer and "It's Too Late" is slower cooking flipside with cool organ in the middle. The production is excellent, too, with a genuinely vintage feel! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aaron BroomfieldI'm Gonna Miss Ya/Does Anybody Really Know ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Great electro boogie from Aaron Broomfield – a tune that mixes drum machine beats and a warmer bassline at the start, then lets this moogy keyboard line snake through the groove and really tie things together! There's no vocals at all just interplay between all the sweet electric instrumentation – which makes for a mighty catchy groove! "Does Anybody Really Know" is slightly more laidback, but maybe even funkier – with lots of cool guitar lines in an 80s take on a wah-wah mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ HarrisonRule The World/I'm From Virginia/Brown Water Blues ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A deep funk inspired single from DJ Harrison! "Rule The World" has a murky vibe that gives it the right kind of vintage gritty mood, with the vocals mucked up to almost hallucinogenic effect – but that's backed by guitar bass and drums that's got a cool 70s funky soul feel. "Brown Water Blues" has a similarly submerged sound, this one riffing a bit on Hi Records style bluesy soul & funk (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes a cool little Stones Throw logo sleeve – mimicking the classic era Epic Records logo!)

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✨✧ Shirley EllisName Game/Whisper To Me Wind ... 7-inch
Congress, 1965. Good+ (pic cover)... $6.99
A runaway hit from the word "go" – backed by the equally catchy "Whisper To Me Wind"! This version has an extra-cool pic sleeve – which features the "rules" for The Name Game! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has some wear and small seam splits.)

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Keither Florence & The Associates/Jonnie Thomas ClDown Here On The Ground/I Love You Lord ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two fantastic tracks – both very unique! "Down Here On The Ground" isn't the 60s song of the same name – but instead an original by Keither Florence, which has these spiritual lyrics that move over slow-stepping funk – all laced together by a very cool moogy keyboard! Florence wrote the flipside – another gospel number that's got a very offbeat funky sound – and a long flute solo that introduces the tune in a really great way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ James Hunter SixI Don't Wanna Be Without You/I Got Eyes ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage organ sound we've heard in a while, some perfect horns and percussion. "I Got Eyes" ups the tempo a bit on the flip, and it's another great tune with a solid hook, and even more impressive vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
A split single from a pair of the sharp neo classic funk combos on the Colemine label – the Afro funk steeped Brooklyn crew Ikebe Shakedown and midwestern raw funk revivalists The Jive Turkeys – each taking a turn on the Ikebe Shaketown cut "No Answer"! Ikebe Shakedown's version also appears on their more than solid Hard Steppin EP, one of the more simmering numbers on that set with a measured, but no less funky approach with real heat! The Jive Turkeys do it raw, fast and floor shaking with some wicked organ grooves, heavy drums, a killer bass groove and scratchy guitar. A very cool dual purpose funk approach by the 2 groups! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical groove – darn funky, and with this cool plunky beat that's mighty unique! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny LewisI Got A Woman/Unchain My Heart ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two Ray Charles standards – both given a special twist by the versatile Johnny Lewis! "I Got A Woman" romps along with really raw instrumentation – including something that sounds like a tambourine about to go off the rails – while Johnny belts out the lyrics, and makes way for a great sax solo in the middle! More sax steps in at the start of "Unchain" – almost sounding like a cool compressed Varitone – then Lewis delivers the lyrics with this nicely rich style, before letting the horn come in again for a solo! 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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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Walk/Message Of Love ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a riffing mode, this cool watery flute line that's nice and funky, and very unusual production that really keeps things on edge! "Message Of Love" is a bit slower, but equally funky – and with lots more trippy guitar, bass, and flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Los Issifu & His MoslemsTanga Beat – Kana Soro/Idarga Bidi ... 7-inch
Academy, Mid 70s. Near Mint- (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
Totally massive – and one of the most hard-breaking Afro Funk tunes we've ever heard! "Kana Soro" has these killer drums at the start – really hitting hard with a wicked crackle right away – then rolls into an organ line that almost feels like "The Message" by Cymande – but which also gets a bit of different vocal inflection from the group! "Idarga Bidi" seems to be another Cymande cover – but taken at a faster clip, with very cool guitar – and this really wicked vocal that changes the whole thing around! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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LT & The Soulful DynamicsEveryone Needs Somebody/Crazy About You Baby ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-rolling funk from LT & The Soulful Dynamics – a tune that moves along at a nice little clip with fast conga urging on the drums – all while LT sings out these strong lead lyrics amidst the horn blasts of the band! "Crazy About You Baby" is slower, but still has a hard funk step in the groove – and the horns are working this gentler magic in a very cool way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ManzelHigh & Tight/Standing On Mars ... 7-inch
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A newly-reformed version of 70s funk legends Manzel – but one that hits with all the hard, raw power of the group on their vintage funky 45s! "High & Tight" comes on strong with this nicely overblown keyboard over the beats – setting up this freaky little groove that opens into a vocal that just calls on the action even more – then steps aside for a massive drum break in the middle! "Standing On Mars" is equally great – completely massive drums that are more than funky enough on their own – followed by burning organ and this cool moogy undercurrent! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Broomfield Corporate JamStop/Doin It Our Way ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hardly the corporate record you'd guess from the name – and instead a fantastic funk track from the 70s underground! There's a cool descending vibe to the rhythm – which contrasts nicely with the soaring vocals of the group! "Doin It Our Way" follows with an equally upbeat sound – a leadoff sax solo over upbeat rhythms, and great lead vocals by a strongly-voiced female singer! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid ChemistsCool Aid/Detroit ... 7-inch
Lizard, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $7.99
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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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHow Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (reggae version)/How Long Do I Have To Dub For You? ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals surprisingly well – and really unlocks a whole new side of her talents. The dub version on the flip is even more inventive – and the whole thing's a great fresh look at the mighty Sharon Jones sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael HendersonLet Love Enter/Come To Me ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1976/1981. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Two great tracks that remind us why the music of Michael Henderson has always been so special! "Let Love Enter" has this cool skittish rhythm at the bottom, while Henderson soars smoothly over the top with his vocals – in a blend of modes that almost puts the tune in the hipness of Jon Lucien territory! "Come To Me" is a bit more straightforward, but in a fantastic mellow funky soul sort of way – which makes the whole thing one hell of a laidback stepper! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mac & PartyHarambe/Liverpool ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two sweet cuts from mid 60s Mombassa – both very different, and both very groovy! "Harambe" has this vamping vibe that's topped with ultra-cool work on some unusual keyboard, which serves up a great solo over the tune's mix of riffing guitar and congas in the rhythms – as well as some especially nice plucked string instrument! "Liverpool" has English language lyrics at the start, but then leaps into this cascading cycle of rhythm that's completely mesmerizing – modal in construction, but much more unusual! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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