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June ChristySomething Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1953. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $9.99
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 & Stereo) ... CD 4.99

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Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Ural Thomas & The PainPain Is The Name Of Your Game/I'll Do It For You ... 7-inch
Pres, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The legendary Ural Thomas returns to fine form here – working with a cool younger combo, and turning out an even heavier version of "Pain Is The Name Of The Game" than his original single! Thomas has a really raw edge in his vocals – blasting out the lyrics with a quality that really echoes the lyrics – and then hitting this cool, heartbreaking sound on the organ-burning "I'll Do It For You" on the flipside! Produced by Nick Waterhouse, too. 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" ... Out Of Stock
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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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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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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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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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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Egyptian LoverEgypt, Egypt/Girls (die-cut pyramid shaped vinyl) (2015 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)... $18.99
Finally, a package that's worthy of this classic cut from Egyptian Lover – as the sleeve opens up into a special pyramid shape, which provides an extra-cosmic container for the very cool white vinyl pressing of the single! (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Die cut pyramid shaped vinyl – with pop-up packaging, too!)

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Fantastic Johnny CHitch It To The Horse/Cool Broadway ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Two funky groovers from Johnny C! "Cool Broadway" takes up where "Funky Broadway" left off – dancing along at a similar beat, but slightly more restrained, or "cool", if you will. "Hitch It" vamps along in that Cliff Nobles "Horse" groove – rolling hard and heavy with a lot of horns, jerking along nicely to the end! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox tab.)

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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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✨✧ 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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Leroy HutsonWhen You Smile/Getting It On (Theme For ''Jay Johnson Affair'') ... 7-inch
Curtom, 1973. Very Good+ ... $7.99
"When You Smile" is a sweet slow ballad from Leroy – one that begins with a slow spoken bit, as the track slowly opens up and gets all warm and fuzzy with some great falsetto vocals! Even better is "Getting It On" – Leroy's great moogy instrumental version of the Theme for the Jay Johnson affair, and a very dope track with a cool intro and a stone cold groove! The track is Leroy's only entry into the blacksploitation genre – but it's a real killer – with some dope chromatic guitar bits to die for! 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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Inner DriveParty Man/Smell The Funk ... 7-inch
Zodiac, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $29.99
"Smell The Funk" is a great track – one that begins with a voice saying "ooooooo-wee!", then hits a tight, hard hard hard funky vamp! The track's got some lyrics, but it's really dominated by tight drums, guitar, and the vamping group! "Party Man" is mellower, but has some really cool moogy bits at the beginning, making for a nice space funk approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Blue label pressing, including jukebox tabs.)

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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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Stan KentonEncores (3 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Capitol, Early 50s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
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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Lost GenerationYour Mission If You Decide To Accept It (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Innovation 2, 1974. Near Mint- ... $39.99
A killer – one of the greatest tracks ever by the Lost Generation, and recorded after their more famous years at Brunswick! The track has a great gimmick – based around the Mission Impossible gimmick, in case you couldn't guess from the title – but that's only on the intro, which starts with a very cool spoken part, then drifts into a harmony vocal that would make Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes weep! The cut snakes along in a dope harmony style for both parts – and really makes us wish these guys had recorded an album during the same period! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox tabs.)

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✨✧ Buddy LucasI Can't Go/Get Away Fly ... 7-inch
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
"I Can't Go" is a real killer from Buddy Lucas – a tune with this very cool, sinster organ that bubbles underneath his vocals – almost sounding electronic at points, then bursting out with a sonic vibe that really sends the lyrics over the top! "Get Away" is pretty cool, too – again with an electronic vibe in the way the track moves echoey guitar near the vocals, while the whole tune still hits a catchy groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tony McPheeHunt (Revbjelde edit, Revbjelde waltz) ... 7-inch
Buried Treasure (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $8.99
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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Monophonics/DestrumentsLike Yesterday/Freedom ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2011. New Copy ... $4.99
Heavy funk from our friends at Colemine – great stuff from Cali combo Monophonics plus a different, but just as great psych funk styled cut by Destruments! "Like Yesterday" is solid as can be, a hard-hitting number with walloping drums, punchy horns, and powerhouse vocals – a track that starts out like it's going to slow cookin' jam highlighted by bluesy soul guitar, but it heats up quickly! "Freedom" by Destruments is an atmospheric gem that's not too easy to describe – which is a good thing! The beat and rhythm are stable, with densely atmospheric horns and spacey flourishes. A cool split single that demonstrates the far-reaching creative capabilities of the contemporary funk scene! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ BreakwaterSay You Love Me Girl/Time ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
What a great track! "Say You Love Me Girl" has all the best parts of Breakwater – a cool guitar jangling on the intro, a tight jazzy finish on the Mizell-ish grooves, and sweet harmonies from the group on the vocals. The track's a weekend anthem that means an instant party the moment it hits your deck – and it's one of those rare groove gems from the old days that we never tire of hearing! "Time" is another great groover by the group – but one that hits this mellow stepping style that Breakwater could do so well – almost a Wayne Henderson sort of jazzy groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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