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✨✧ AurraI'll Let You Go (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... $7.99
Bahta Gebre-Hiwot is one of those Ethiopian singers you may not be able to pronounce, but who you'll really be digging once you hear him sing – a cool, raspy style over a slightly funky groove with rolling piano, a bit of horns, and some nice riffing guitar in the middle! Alemayehu Eshete is on the flipside – sounding very cool, too – on a cut that's got this weird-toned piano that makes for hip exotic inflections, even while it's still sounding pretty funky overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet steel band cover of the funky classic "Jungle Fever" – that great groove you'll know from the famous original by Chakachas – served up here with even more of a funky drum break on the intro, and the added charm of funky steel drums! Those drums sound equally great on "Tender Trap" – this cool, snapping, slow-walking groove – funky, but in a very weird way! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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BocoRunning The Mardi Gras/Smile ... 7-inch
Magnetic/Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99 7.98
Not the New Orleans soul you'd expect – and instead a tune with a nicely muted groove – these cool rattling drums at the bottom, which are topped by an equally cool echoey vocal on the top – a male lead singer with a chorus in the backdrop, but all recorded with an unassuming style that really makes the whole thing work! "Smile" is weirder – a mellow cut that almost feels like some lost private press cut from years back. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Duke EllingtonCaravan (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1945. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
A cool pic sleeve EP with mid 40s performances of "Caravan", "Sophisticated Lady", "Perdido", and "Mood Indigo". 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)... Just Sold Out!
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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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Silt ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $7.99
The drums move hard and fast on "Muziqa Muziqa" – and the organ lines do too – peppering this Ethio groover with a really offbeat sound, while tight horn lines keep a soulful finish over the top – and Seyoum's vocals move up and down in a really incredible range! "Muziqa Slit" is the kind of funky nugget that first got folks digging for Ethiopian cuts many years back – a romping break in the way the drums, bass, and guitar start out the cut – before cool organ and horns come into the mix and make it even more wonderful! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
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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Jesse JamesBelieve In Me Baby (pts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
20th Century, Late 60s. Very Good ... $4.99
Excellent single! Jesse James had a totally unique voice in soul music, and whatever he sang, he managed to sing with warmth and emotion. This beautiful 2 part track has great heart-rending lyrics, great production, and cool crowd noises to give it a cool live studio feel. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99
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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✨✧ Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The flipside is a very cool remake of "Rapper's Delight" – one that starts out in familiar territory on the start, but then has a jazzier piano line instead of the vocal, and a wicked guitar solo in the middle! 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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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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✨✧ GripsweatsZiggy's Walk/Alpha Dog ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
Nobody's got the gripsweats heare – because the sound of "Ziggy's Walk" is so sharp, so tight, all of the musicians must have had some pretty deft fingers on their instruments! The tune is slow-stepping, but comprised of some very punchy horn parts and riffing guitar – the latter of which opens up in all these very cool wangly ways! "Alpha Dog" is another slow-funk burner too – and has even more of a bold bottom, thanks to some Hammond in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition pressed on clear red vinyl.)

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HesitationsImpossible Dream/Nobody Knows You When You're Down & Out ... 7-inch
Kapp, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $3.99
One of those great 60s tunes – with more power than you'd guess from the surface! "Impossible Dream" was a familiar hit from a show, but in the hands of the group, it's transformed into a magical anthem of power and pride – stepping out with a righteous style that's almost like a secret message. "Nobody Knows" is another familiar number, but done in a really great snapping mode – with a cool intro that has some nice jazz stepping, and an almost conversational spoken part! 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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CapitolsCool Jerk/Hello Stranger ... 7-inch
Karen, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $11.99
One of the hardest soul hits of the 60s! The cut's got a rolling piano and bass groove that's simply sublime – made even better because the horns didn't show up for the session, so the vocals and piano carry all the grooves, making the track work harder than most of its contemporaries from the time! "Hello Stranger" is the group's version of Barbara Lewis' hit – originally produced by Ollie McLaughlin, who's working with the boys here, and done in a very different style than Barbara's version! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing with horizontal lines. Label has some marker.)

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Bob & Gene/InversionsI Can Be Cool/Version ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
A reworking of this classic harmony tune from the team of Bob & Gene – given extra backing on this version from The Inversions – who mix in lots of dubby, Kingston-styled sounds! The main cut has the duo sounding like a harmony team from the early rocksteady years – and the version on the flip is all instrumental, with just a bit of echoey vocal samples floating through the heavy bass, drums, and horn parts! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dee EdwardsI Can Deal With That (voc, strings) ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
One of the coolest cuts we've ever heard from Dee Edwards – a sweet mellow stepper that has a jazzy guitar lick tripping around the bottom, while Dee sings it strong on the top, but in a nicely understated way! The flipside adds in a bit of strings, but never in a way that dampens the groove at all – more like some nice bit of sweetening in the sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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