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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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DarondoHow I Got Over/Luscious Lady ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
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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Jive BombersBad Boy/When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver ... 7-inch
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
One of our favorite doo wop tracks of all time! "Bad Boy" has this insane vocal – all bubbly and wobbly, sung by Clarence Johnson in a mode that's part R&B, part showy pop, and very cool sounding all the way through. One of those cuts that seems to come from no place – but which you'll remember for years to come! 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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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Two Latin soul covers back to back – both of them great! Jack Costanzo takes on Cannonball Adderley's classic "Jive Samba" – but he slows the tune down a lot, gives it a boogaloo vibe, and lets some horns solo nicely in the middle! "Tighten Up" is the Archie Bell tune you'll know from the hit – but it's done here in a cool boogaloo mode with lots more added percussion, and some cool shouted calls as well! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock/Apache ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two of the greatest songs ever from the Incredible Bongo Band – brought together here in a special limited edition picture sleeve! "Bongo Rock" is a killer – a tune with a massive break that's been sampled countless times, and which has this amazing percussion part in the middle, mixed with lots of very cool horn effects! "Apache" is maybe even more classic – one of THE cuts that gave birth to hip hop – with a break you'll recognize instantly, and this mad groove that's plenty great on its own! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Afrosound/Wganda KenyaFiebre En La Jungla/Tipit Hayed ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975/1985. New Copy ... $11.99
Loads of funky drums on "Fiebre En La Jungla" – a cut that's a remake of "Jungle Fever" by Chakachas, but done with a groove that's faster and more frenetic – even the sensual moanings by the female vocalist on the track! "Tipit Hayed" has this core rootsy percussion sound at the start – but as the tune moves on, this really cool, eerie keyboard line comes in and takes over – funky, but thin with a spooky kind of spacey sound alongside the chanted vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Perk Badger & The Rising SonsDo Your Stuff (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Numero, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Proof again that there's nothing better than a two-part funk number! Perk Badger lets loose with some great vocals on side one – almost in a Bobby Byrd mode, but nicely rough around the edges – while the Rising Sons provide this excellent backing with almost a funky Memphis vibe, complete with heady bassline and horns! Then, on part 2 things get even wilder – with Perk calling out the band, and some very cool wangly guitar in the mix! 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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Bossa Tres/Ana RoselyImprevisto/Skim Dum Dum Dum ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Bossa Tres are out to prove they're one of the deftest bossa combos around – by serving up a triple-time piano groove on "Imprevisto" – alongside work on the drums that's equally deft, and which really blows us away! In fact, the piano and drums almost seem to trade places – the piano providing the groove, while the drum is set free on a solo – before switching places at the end! "Skim Dum Dum Dum" is excellent funky samba from Ana Rosely – a very soulful singer, but one who also brings in lots of jazzy scatting too – keeping things very cool, with a vibe that's as lively as you'd expect from the title! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lucky BrownPotato Cakes (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2008. Near Mint- ... $4.99
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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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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Elizeth Cardoso/Elza SoaresEu Bebo Sim/Deixa A Nega Gingar ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two funky samba numbers – back to back! There's a warm bassline that really makes "Eu Bebo Sim" great – a fast-stepping groove that keeps the rhythms fresh, while Elizeth Cardoso serves up some very expressive vocals over the top! Elza Soares sounds even cooler on the flipside – this upbeat, very jazzy number that's one of her trademark tunes – the massive "Deixa A Nega Gingar", done with soaring, soulful vocals and a very heavy groove! 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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Leo Cavallo/Les HelionsSmoke/Music & Co ... 7-inch
Sdban (Belgium), 1975. Near Mint- ... $7.99
"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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Cool CreationsWish Upon Love/Nightime On The Beach Island ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
The Cool Creations are definitely a group who live up to their name – working here on "Wish Upon Love" with this groove that's complicated, yet completely seductive too! The rhythms change in this nicely sophisticated way, and set things up with a nice edge – which then gets warmed up by the beautiful vocals of the tune! The flipside is pretty great, too – begins with the sound of ocean waves, then moves into this excellent slow-stepping groove that blends sweet trumpet with a watery guitar line – and even some cool moogy moments as the instrumental moves on! 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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✨✧ Trevor DandyIs There Any Love ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A dandy little cut from Trevor Dandy – a tune that's got this very cool slow funk groove, with almost a West Indian vibe – as drums snap out over a sweet bassline laced with keyboards – and Trevor turns in this blue-tinged vocal that's really outta sight! The whole thing's got a very righteous vibe – and is presented here with extra material on the flipside – different than the previous Numero version! 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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Bill DoggettFor Once In My Life/25 Miles ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $24.99
Nice late work from organist Bill Doggett! "For Once In My Life" is a slow version of the hit – done with this weird, cool bassline that kind of bubbles and dips as the track starts – while Bill comes in burning in a late nite mode on organ. There's a nice Tribe-type sample in there somewhere! "25 Miles" is his version of the Edwin Starr hit – done with a faster groove, and some nice guitar twanging along with the beat! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label promo.)

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Kenny Dope/Fab 5 Freddy/Chris SteinKenny Dope Presents Wild Style Breakbeats (book with 7 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, 2014. Near Mint- 7 x 7 inch & Book ... $59.99
A totally great little package – one that has Kenny Dope going back to the original tapes used in the famous hip hop film Wild Style – then mixing down all the best bits to focus on the breaks! The original grooves were laid down by Fab 5 Fredy and Chris Stein – whose guitar brings a lot of unique funky elements to the music – and Kenny Dope really makes the best of it, and the set's arguably even greater than the original Wild Style record! Titles include "Military Cut", "Subway Beat", "Down By Law", "Crime Cut", "Gangbusters", "Meetings", "Baby Beat", "Yawning Beat", and "Razor Cut". Comes in a very cool 7" book-style package – like the Complete Motown Singles series, but vinyl – with seven individual funky 45s – plus a 28 page book with interviews and photos! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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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✨✧ Hi-Fidelity Lo-Fidelity'sA+/Hand Clapping Song ... 7-inch
777/Funk Night, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
The group's name may be a bit confusing, but the music here certainly isn't – a totally dead-on bit of funk that begins with a massive drumbreak at the start, then continues the heavy groove throughout! The tune's got rock-solid drums that keep everything in line – while a cool organ and guitar line get plenty of room to get weird and wicked over the top! "Hand Clapping Song" is a rework of the Meters classic – but again with a style that's got some massively heavy drums! 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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Michael LeGrair & Band That Played All NightHustle On Down (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Alaga, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Easy to see how the band could play all night long with a groove this great – a sweet two part track that has the guitar line phasing in and out of the groove in this really cool way – and maybe even a bit of phasing on the vocals too! There's a sweet compressed sax solo near the middle, which really fits in nicely the bubbling organ – and the cut's somewhere in a great space between funky club and earlier funk combo material. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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