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✨✧ James BrownI Don't Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door, I'll Get It Myself) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent funky track from The Godfather! The cut's got this cool little popping guitar that's very unique – snapping away through the whole track, creating this sinister groove that's hardly ever been matched! Darn hard to find on vinyl in any form, too! 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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
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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El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any vocals, but maybe showing a further side of the Genius/GZA genius! The Ghostface track "Iron Maiden" is remade on the flip – just badass downturning groove, tight horn blasts, and some very cool organ that comes across with a nicely spooky vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(In a Mr Bongo sleeve.)

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✨✧ VariousStax Vinyl 7s Box (10 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Fantastic sounds from the legendary Stax Records – that mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! This very cool box is limited and numbered – and features a superb selection of second-chapter material from the label – tracks from the post-1968 time when Atlantic took away all the early hits – which maybe left Stax in a position to be even more creative and experimental than ever before! None of these titles are too-played tracks – and instead, the set brings together a nice mix of deep soul, Northern grooves, and even a bit of funk – with tracks that include "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "The Stars" by Barbara Lewis, "The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy" by John Gary Williams, "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" by Lou Bond, "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Happy" by William Bell, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, and "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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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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Jay VonsWant You Tomorrow/Did You See Her ... 7-inch
Wick/Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $1.99
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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Anatoly IceSomething Happened (2Me)/Light ... 7-inch
Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Tight, breakbeat funk style cuts from Russian producer & DJ Anatoly Ice! "Something Happened (2ME)" is laced with old school funky horn and vocal samples, really tightly punctuated by hip hop beats. "Light" is almost a nod to early 90s Dr Dre productions with the promiment G Funk groove, but it's some really cool sampled piano in the mix, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bama Lamas feat Gabrielle SuttonSecurity/It's Too Late ... 7-inch
Bama Lamas, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock singles with the très chic picture sleeve! "Security" is an untempo stormer and "It's Too Late" is slower cooking flipside with cool organ in the middle. The production is excellent, too, with a genuinely vintage feel! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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)... $9.99
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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Deak Ferance & Roger ConradOmaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini ... 7-inch
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
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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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Slit ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. Near Mint- ... $9.99
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
(In a Mr Bongo sleeve.)

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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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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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Luis BacalovCarrefour/Sistemo L'America E Torno ... 7-inch
RCA/Four Flies (Italy), 1974/1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
One of the funkiest tunes we've ever heard from Luis Bacalov – quite different than both the western and sentimental soundtrack material that's usually his better-known work! "Carrefour" has a wicked drumbreak at the start – snapping under cool wah-wah guitar that's very loose and open – while a bassline kicks in and makes the whole thing even better, and organ, tenor, and percussion build as the tune moves on! "Sistemo L'America" has lots of percussion right at the start – funky congas next to more great bass – topped with tinkling piano, sweet flute, and some very nice organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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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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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 ... $1.99
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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Jon HendricksCloudburst/Four Brothers ... 7-inch
Decca, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Very cool – and one of the first records we've seen issued under the name of Jon Hendricks! The single is pre-Lambert Hendricks & Ross – but also features backing from the Dave Lambert singers. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy, too. One label has a small sticker.)

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Andrea BalducciSpooky/Hurt So Bad ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $4.99
Two of the coolest cuts from Andrea Balducci's excellent album on Schema – a slow, slinky version of "Spooky", with sweet Fender Rhodes under the lyrics – and a super-dope funk remake of "Hurt So Bad" – with even more Rhodes, and a groove that really beats the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brothers NylonYou Got A Tiger?/Does The Tiger Got You? ... 7-inch
Mocambo (Germany), 2013. Near Mint- ... $5.99
A sinister, snakey groove from the Brothers Nylon – one that mixes some slight exotic phrasing with an old school funky mode – in a way that only gets more confident as the groove goes on! The flipside is even cooler – a variation of this approach that has some really offbeat rhythms and odd instrumental phrasing – almost trippy, but with a real sense of focus too! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leroi ConroyTiger Trot/Enter ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99 5.99
That tiger's trotting at a mighty cool pace – a slow-funk groove that almost seems to have a touch of Ethio-exoticism in the horns – while the drums and guitar stay in more familiar funky territory overall! The guitar is even wilder on the flipside – as "Enter" has kind of a fuzzy wah-wah groove that's completely wicked – and set to these breaking drums that make the whole thing a stone funky monster! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lady WrayUnderneath My Feet/Guilty ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
A funky snapping single from Lady Wray – one that's got a vamping guitar alongside the drums – almost in a modern update of a "Fever" sort of groove – which opens into deeper territory as the lady steps up and belts out the lyric! "Guilty" has a slower-breaking drum at the core – which makes the track almost a cool combination of sweet soul and funk, especially given the harmonizing vocals of the backup singers! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Light YearsYou Ain't Got To Go Home (But You Gotta Get The Funk Out'A Here) (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Al & The Kidd, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A wicked bit of lost funk – with a heavy ensemble vibe that's like the best of the P-Funk generation! Like some of their best, this tune has a cool call/response vibe in the lyrics – which really sets things on fire, even as the instrumentation is starting – which soon moves into a sharp, fast blend of horns, drums, and a mighty heavy bassline! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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