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June ChristySomething Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1953. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $14.99
From its booze-soaked title cut, to its haunting selection of lonely ballads like "Midnight Sun" and "Stranger Called The Blues", this is one of the most fantastic vocal jazz albums of all time – and a record that we'd recommend instantly to anyone! June Christy has an incredibly icy tone on the record, filled with sorrow, regret, and loneliness – all of which are amplified even more deeply by Pete Rugolo's eerie, off-kilter arrangements. A classic all the way through – with tracks that include "Something Cool", "Midnight Sun", "Lonely House", and "I'll Take Romance". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Really cool gatefold double 7 inch version of the timeless classic! 7 songs from the full LP mono session.)
Also available Something Cool (Mono version – blue cover) ... LP 16.99

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Jive BombersBad Boy/When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver ... 7-inch
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
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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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Plane Jane, 2015. 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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✨✧ Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ 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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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)... $4.99
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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✨✧ 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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Elizeth Cardoso/Elza SoaresEu Bebo Sim/Deixa A Nega Gingar ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
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 ... $7.99
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- ... $5.99
"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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Derobe Dance BandGogoplata/Kem Dahg ... 7-inch
Secret Stash, 2014. New Copy ... $3.99
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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✨✧ Troy DoddsTry My Love/The Real Thing ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $9.99
Two rare soul cuts from 1966 – both sung by Troy Dodds, a singer with a really great way of inflecting his vocals! "Try My Love" is a midtempo number with almost a romping, jazzy vibe – one that comes from some sweet guitar chromes and a bit of flute alongside the vocals – and that same spirit continues on "The Real Thing" – an even cooler, groovier number with a great Mod Jazz vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill DoggettFor Once In My Life/25 Miles ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
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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FreewayWe Can Do It (Dopebrother rmx, Dopebrother inst) ... 7-inch
Dope Brother, Early 70s. New Copy ... $4.99
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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Paul GaytenFor You My Love/Down Boy ... 7-inch
Juke Box Jam (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A cool New Orleans groove from the great Paul Gayten – fast guitar skipping over piano and snapping snare – all at a pace that strikes a great rhythm for Paul's vocals! Gayton's a bit bluesier on the flipside – but in a really great way, as the vamping tune comes across as a conversation between the singer and his girlfriend, who's giving him the cold shoulder! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Neal HeftiBatman Theme/Batusi (yellow colored vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
RCA, 1966. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the coolest soundtrack themes of the 60s – presented here in the original Neal Hefti version, and pressed up on ultra-cool bright yellow vinyl! The single also includes the nicely grooving "Batusi" – a nice mod Bat-instrumental – and the limited single comes with a bonus sheet of notes, too. 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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✨✧ 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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Stan KentonEncores (3 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $9.99
A collection of some of Kenton's early 50s hits. Most of the tracks that are included were arranged by Pete Rugolo and they include "Peg O' My Heart", "He's Funny That Way", "Capitol Punishment", "Somnambulism", "Abstraction", and "Chorale For Brass, Piano & Bongo". Packaged in a very cool cover featuring a conductor standing amidst a odd Dali-esque landscape of hands and lines. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Box has some wear on the spine and a small address sticker inside.)

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Almeta LattimoreThese Memories (alternate mix)/Oh My Love ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $3.99
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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Marcio Lott/Silvio CesarTema De Baby/A Festa ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $11.99
A warm jazzy number from Marcio Lott – a singer who works here with a great little groove that's got a tight bassy bottom, sweet wah wah guitar in the middle, and a cool female chorus on the top – all in this funky soul mode that reminds us of the grooviest work we've heard from Marcos Valle! The flipside features an even funkier number from Silvio Cesar – the great "A Festa", which mixes a Banda Black Rio-styled groove with cool keyboard lines, and these deep vocals from Silvio himself! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Benny Spellman/Ernie K-DoeFortune Teller/Certain Girl ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1961/1962. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the coolest cuts ever from Benny Spellman – this offbeat rhythm that comes from super-fast maracas over a rolling bassline, and piano triplets that are buried a bit in the mix – all to let Benny sing out the fast, catchy lyric with undeniable charm! The flipside's the great "Certain Girl" from Ernie K Doe – a track that was later covered, and ruined, by others – but done here with a raw, New Orleans groove that's mighty nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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