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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $7.99
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. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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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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✨✧ Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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
Also available Jive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch 7.99
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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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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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✨✧ Jorge Ben/Miriam MakebaXica Da Silva ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975/1980. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two versions of Jorge Ben's "Xica Da Silva" – one by the man himself, one by Miriam Makeba! Jorge's version has this nicely raspy vocal, and a great riffing groove – very much in his best Afro Brasil sort of style – and Makeba takes the cut into some very cool territory that maybe echoes some of her South African roots, with a bit of piano and more jazz, yet still holds onto the groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BocoRunning The Mardi Gras/Smile ... 7-inch
Magnetic/Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
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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Bossa Tres/Ana RoselyImprevisto/Skim Dum Dum Dum ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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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Elizeth Cardoso/Elza SoaresEu Bebo Sim/Deixa A Nega Gingar ... LP
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
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! LP, Vinyl record album

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James CarrLosing Game – Goldwax Rarities EP ... 7-inch
Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Rare material from one of the all-time soul music greats – Memphis deep soul giant James Carr, heard here on some rare tracks from his seminal Goldwax recordings of the late 60s! The package is wonderful – a limited edition EP that's even cooler than some of Carr's singles from back in the day – featuring rare alternate versions of "A Losing Game", "Love Attack", and "Pouring Water On A Drowning Man" – cuts that really get at the heartbreaking genius of James – plus the excellent "What Can I Call My Own". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 1000 copies.)

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DaltonAlech/Soul Brother ... 7-inch
Habibi Funk (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
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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✨✧ 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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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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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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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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Anilza Leoni/Sambalanca TrioFesta Do Balamba/Samblues ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A totally great cut from Anilza Leoni – a track that has this jazzy Hammond over fast-stepping drums – while Anizla sings in a cool scatting style over the top! The track's very unusual – a lot different than the usual bossa groover, but equally great! "Samblues" is a trademark tune from the mighty Sambalanco Trio – a track that's got loads of lyrical jazz elements, spun out over a tightly snapping bossa groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little Caeser & The Romans/Sandra MeadeFever (2 versions) ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Two takes on the famous "Fever" – both of them great! Little Caesar & The Romans take on the track on side one – singing with a wonderful group harmony style, in a way that takes off with lots of cool flourishes as the cut moves on! Sandra Meade is on the flipside – singing with a warm sound over a nicely gritty groove – creating a sense of counterpoint that really makes the whole tune bristle, especially when a hip female trio come in on the chorus vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little George & The Mixed GenerationListen/Party ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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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✨✧ Marcio Lott/Silvio CesarTema De Baby/A Festa ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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Tony McPheeHunt (Revbjelde edit, Revbjelde waltz) ... 7-inch
Buried Treasure (UK), 1973. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $7.99
A wonderfully weird cut – one that mixes lots of cool analogue electronics with a slightly proggish vocal line from Tony McPhee – all then taken into really wild directions by the edit here! The whole thing's almost got the mix of funk and trippiness that we love in the best Finders Keepers reissues – and even the "waltz" cut has a fuzzy brilliance you wouldn't expect! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Doris Monteiro/Quarteto Em CySe Voce Quiser Mas Sem Bronquear/Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $8.99
Lovely work here from Doris Monteiro – a singer whose raspy style of singing works perfect with the lightly tripping groove of the cut – a Blue Brazil blend of post-bossa rhythms and cool arrangements! "Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser" is one of the best tracks ever from the amazing Quarteto Em Cy – a cool number from the early 70s that works perfectly with their four-part harmonics, as the whole thing rises in a really complicated groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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