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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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Jay VonsWant You Tomorrow/Did You See Her ... 7-inch
Wick/Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
The best yet from Brooklyn's Jay Vons – who've been cutting solid 45s for a small bunch of indie labels in the preceding past half decade or so – and really show an impressive range on this one for Daptone's Wick imprint! The upbeat "Want You Tomorrow" balances some wonderful late 60s baroque pop harmonies with old school soul in a really cool way! The flip "Did You See Her" has a more of a raw harmony soul/funk vibe, with some sweet vocals and organ, and horns in the mix. 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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Miles BonnyHello Jesus/High Enough ... 7-inch
Plane Jane, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A funky spiritual tune from Miles Bonny – maybe one of his best tracks in years, and a tune that blends hip hop production with old school gospel lyrics! Miles has a nicely understated approach that's right on the money – and which makes for no fake modes at all – and the flipside has an equally great slow funk groove (nice hard drums!), with some cool touches on trumpet and keyboards alongside the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jukka Eskola Soul TrioIntroducing The Soul Trio/Martha's New Moment ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A hard-hitting romper from trumpeter Jukka Eskola – a tune that has the trumpeter working with the well-named Soul Trio – in a groove that feels like some lost jukebox jazz single from the 60s, with the trumpet popping nicely alongside a soaring Hammond! "Martha's New Moment" begins with a great drumbreak, the rolls into more great organ – all very 60s overall, and capped with a cool compressed solo from Jukka! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Deak Ferance & Roger ConradOmaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini ... 7-inch
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... About May 26, 2017
A great little record that's almost worth the price of the cover art alone – especially if you dig Italian horror films as much as we do! Side one is a tribute to the film Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi – served up with a groove that would be perfect in a 70s giallo thriller – these cool quick-tempo beats with a nice undercurrent of sex – topped by keyboard riffs that echo Goblin or Keith Emerson – and all recorded with a very vintage feel! The flipside features two tracks in tribute to the film Man-Eater – the first done with cool keyboards that almost have a John Carpenter vibe – the second with an even spookier mix of noise and organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange & black splattered vinyl. Limited to 350 copies.)

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FruitWhat You Gonna Do/Life Is A Challenge ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A quick-stepping bassline kicks this one off, but there's also a fair bit of moogy keyboards in the mix, too – arcing up and down the spectrum over the straightforward groove – creating a nicely cosmic complexity over the party-heavy lyrics! The flipside's got an even cooler vibe – fast-moving congas with the rhythms, ala Miami club – and more of those sweet moogy touches next to the 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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✨✧ Patti JoMake Me Believe In You (Tom Moulton mix)/Ain't No Love Lost (Tom Moulton mix) ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest Curtom singles ever – and it wasn't even on Curtom! Patti Jo sings a sublime Curtis Mayfield number here – working with production from Mayfield and arrangements by Rich Tufo – a wonderful blend of righteous funky soul and strings that's more in the Curtom mode than most singles on Curtom! Socking female soul – and totally great – and the whole thing gets a special Tom Moulton mix that extends all the funky bits even more! "Ain't No Love Lost" is a gem, too – and gets a special Moulton treatment that makes all the wicked conga bits in the grooves sound even cooler – a badass clubby vibe that comes on with a righteous vibe next to Patti's soprano-styled vocals! Plays at 33rpm. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Camp LoLuchini aka This Is It/Swing ... 7-inch
Profile/Get On Down, 1996. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Follow up to the classic "Coolie High" and maybe one of the last genuinely classic singles ever released on Profile! In the tradition of Main Source and Digable Planets, nice mellow but still energetic production using a nice Herb Alpert-style brass loop and straight, uplifting lyrics. With guest vocals from Digable's Butterfly on the b-side "Swing". (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Friction BandWatchin You/To The Sky ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
No friction here – as the group's tight and right on the money – flowing wonderfully through the completely catchy groove of "Watching You"! The tune's almost got the appeal of some of the Fantasy Records work by Wayne Henderson – funky club, but with a more sophisticated vibe too – and the flipside features a sweet mellow number with wonderfully warm vocals, and these very cool moogy keyboards! 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 ... $1.99
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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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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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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Astrud GilbertoVerve Celebrity Scene (5x7" box set) ... 7-inch
Verve, Mid 60s. Near Mint- 5x7" ... $49.99
One of the coolest Astrud Gilberto rarities we've ever seen – a special promo-only box set, one that fetaures 5 7" singles – all packaged together as a way of pushing Astrud to DJs and promoters in the 60s! The box has cover images from 2 different Verve albums – and titles on the singles include "Manha De Carnaval", "Berimbau", "Once I Loved", "Once Upon A Summertime", "Lugar Bonita", "Look To The Rainbow", "So Nice", "Wish Me A Rainbow", "Aruanda", and "Dindi". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes the inserts! Box has some surface wear.)

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Little George & The Mixed GenerationListen/Party ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Easy to listen with a groove this great – cut that begins with this completely bumping bassline, intercut by this cool flanged-out guitar – which is off on wicked territory of its own, while the drums snap fast, and Little George's youthful vocal calls out the tune! "Party" is a bit more brooding – a slow-building funk tune that definitely calls for the party in the title, but at a head-nodding speed that makes us think there must have been plenty of smoke in the room! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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