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June ChristySomething Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1953. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $6.99
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 2.99

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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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✨✧ Ural Thomas & The PainPain Is The Name Of Your Game/I'll Do It For You ... 7-inch
Pres, 2016. New Copy ... $9.99
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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ 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" ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ 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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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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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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✨✧ Alemayehu Eshete/Amadou BalakeTchero Adari Negn/Bemem Sebeb ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1978. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare Afro grooves – back to back on a funky 45! "Tchero Adari Negn" is the funkiest cut we've ever heard from Alemayehu Eshete – a track with rhythms that could well be from the James Brown band, given the sharpness of the guitar, bass, and percussion all coming together – while the man himself sings an exotic vocal over the top! "Bemem Sebeb" has these nice exotic horns – weird reeds that create a very cool vibe over the hip, stepping bassline of the tune – as funky as the work on the first side, but in a very different way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fantastic Johnny CHitch It To The Horse/Cool Broadway ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
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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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Slit ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $11.99
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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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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✨✧ 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 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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