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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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Bradford & BellPopsicle Pusher/Cool Whip ... 7-inch
Spirit, 1980. Very Good ... $1.99
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Lucky BrownPotato Cakes (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy ... $7.99
Very spacey funk from Lucky Brown – a mixture of slow-stepping bass, muddy drums, and some very cool keyboard bits – all sewn together with a surprisingly deep horn part on the top! There's a nicely percolating feel to the rhythms, but they sit back nicely in the mix and let the other elements take center stage – especially the horns, which add a nice sense of triumph and power to the tune, but in ways that are quite different than the usual "horn section" mode! 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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Leo Cavallo/Les HelionsSmoke/Music & Co ... 7-inch
Sdban (Belgium), 1975. New Copy ... $14.99
"Smoke" is a mighty sweet instrumental from the 70s Belgian scene – a cut that has this great wah wah guitar line that spaces in and out, thanks to some cool processing – and rhythms that kick up a bit of congas to drive things along! Speaking of kick, there's plenty in "Music & Co" – an instrumental that begins with a monstrous break, then rolls into a rich horn line that moves up and down the groove mightily! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – and comes with a special 45 insert too!)

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CoastersLove Potion Number 9/Cool Jerk ... 7-inch
King/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
Not the classic version of this well-known tune, but a rare funky take from The Coasters – done during their brief late span at King Records! The groove is great – nice and romping, and graced with their excellent vocals – and the whole thing even includes a bit of a funky flute break towards the end! "Cool Jerk" is another cover, but given this fresh spin by the groove – with hip piano that almost feels more Latin soul in the way it grooves! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gary DavisProfessor Is Here/Pop ... 7-inch
Chocolate Star/Kay Dee, 2013. New Copy ... $6.99
A killer break cut from Gary Davis – easily one of his funkiest nuggets ever, and a tune that really sticks hard with the drums right at the start! Once things get rolling, some of those sweet moogy touches you'd expect come into the mix – giving the whole thing a P&P vibe – but the beginning of the cut has this wonderful South Bronx old school groove, mixed perfectly by Kenny Dope! "Pop" has drums that are more electronic, then mixed with these really cool moogy bits – making for a wicked stripped-down electro funk instrumental! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Renaldo DominoNot Too Cool To Cry/Nevermore ... 7-inch
Twinight/Numero, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $3.99
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

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Dos Santos Anti-Beat OrquestaCorre Caballo/Roberto's Lament (colored vinyl – with download) ... 7-inch
Sonorama Discos, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
A nice bit of percussion and organ heavy grooves from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta – with 70s Latin psych soul influences, but done with a fresh style and infectious energy! "Corre Caballo" kicks off with some fast paced percussion, and settles in with a cool kinda garage soul organ sound, and closing out with some cool group vocals. The flipside tune is titled "Roberto's Lament", but it's anything but a downer – it's another gem with killer organ grooves and percussion, but also some really sweet electic guitar. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes code for digital download – and a really nice little package, with a picture sleeve and colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ Great ReviversDon't Mess With GR/Hard Way To Go ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
Mad fuzzy funk from this Russian combo – served up with an even better edge than previous singles! "Don't Mess" has this really sharp vibe – a fuzzy guitar providing an intro, then dropping out to this fast-stepping drum crack – which bubbles along with a sweet organ line as well! "Hard Way To Go" follows at a quicker pace – with an even weirder, cooler use of the organ – almost watery and wavy over blacksploitation funk rhythms! 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 ... $9.99
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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Guy OneSuro Yuama/A Me Bayela Do Me ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $4.99
A funky 45 from this underground talent from Ghana – an artist who plays a cool two-stringed instrument called the kologo, while he sings along with the groove in a really hypnotic way! Keyboards bubble nicely, almost with an Ethiopian music feel – and the flipside is faster, more frenetic, and has the vocals taking off tremendously! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid ChemistsCool Aid/Detroit ... 7-inch
Lizard, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
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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Ellen Jackson Big Star Band/King CainGetto Boogie/Don't Give A Damn ... 7-inch
Big Star/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Not the kind of "boogie" you might know from the early 80s club years – but instead a grittier, funkier version of the style – served up here in a wicked rare funky 45! Ellen Jackson's vocals are nice and raw – almost distorted at times, given the rough recording quality – and the flipside is a very cool instrumental that has a searing Hammond line throughout – kind of dipping and turning over the funky vamping of the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet & His Orchestra (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Clef, 1951. Very Good+ (pic cover)... $3.99
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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Alogte Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy (Sahel Souls)Zota Yinne/Starlet Road Filling Station Romance ... 7-inch
Philophon (Germany), 2014. New Copy ... $9.99
The Sahel Souls deliver a great laidback groove on "Zota Yinne" – a tune that slinks along with a mix of dub and Ghana styles – with cool chorus vocals over the top! "Starlet Road" has an equally moody vibe – almost an El Michels take on Afro Funk – with vibes ringing out nicely over the slow dubby rhythm! 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 ... $4.99
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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Ronnie KaeSwinging Drums/Swimming Drums ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Little Ed & The SoundmastersLittle Ed & The Soundmasters (3 x 7inch box set) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3x7inch ... $18.99 22.98
Messed up funky soul from the Chicago scene – a beautiful package of rare singles from Little Ed & The Soundmasters! The style here is a bit hard to describe – as Ed and crew were schooled in blues, but brought up during the 60s soul underground – and clearly managed to pick up plenty of trippier elements from their generation as well! There must have been some heavy smoke in the studio when these grooves were recorded – because they've got plenty of cool effects on the guitars, and a weird echoey quality in lots of the production – pretty amazing stuff that's unlike most of the funk we've heard from the time. As usual, Numero have done a wonderful job with the whole thing – bringing together 6 rare tracks on 3 funky 45s – complete with a lovely box, and a detailed 7" booklet too. One track features Johnny Dollar – and titles include "Your Love Has Got Me", "Struggling For Survival", "It's A Dream", "The Ghetto Grind", and "Petite Soul". 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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