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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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June ChristySomething Cool (double 7 inch version) ... 7-inch
Capitol, 1953. Very Good Gatefold (pic cover)... $0.99
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.)

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Jack Costanzo & Gerry Woo/Al EscobarJive Samba/Tighten Up ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $6.99
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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✨✧ Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... Temporarily 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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Plane Jane, 2015. New Copy ... 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 ... 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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✨✧ 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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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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BreakwaterSay You Love Me Girl/Time ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
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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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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✨✧ 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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✨✧ 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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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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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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Lee FieldsFunky Screw/Bull Is Coming ... 7-inch
Angle 3/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Vintage Lee Fields – a killer couple of mid 70s treasures on his own Angle 3 label! "Funky Screw" is really incredible – with an astounding rhythm, funky guitar, keyboards and punchy horns laid down by the super funky Devil's Personal Band. Lee Fields is on fire out front, as fiercely soulful as ever! The flip side "Bull Is Coming" is a stellar showcase for the band, with an especially sharp horn solo – plus some cool, chattery group vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Winston FrancisBreak/Your Cheating Heart (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Jump Up/Mr Fix It, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A chunky little number from Winston Francis – one that's got his raspy lead vocals in great Jamaica soul territory, with harmony support that makes the whole thing especially great! Lloyd Robinson joins in on the flipside – bringing a cool sort of glow to the early reggae grooves of "Your Cheating Heart". (Reggae, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesSeaweed/Kazoo Bossa ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy ... $12.99
Seaweed never sounded so groovy to us before – a sweet, swirling blend of scatting vocals, snapping drums, and ultra-cool wah-wah guitar – all grooving together at a mighty nice clip! The cut almost feels like one of those offbeat late 60s funk cuts by a group like The Aquarians or Silhouettes – and "Kazoo Bossa" on the flipside has an equally quirky sort of vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand numbered, limited to 250 copies.)

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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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Gordon Henderson & U ConventionHighest Bidder/Hard World ... 7-inch
Sofrito (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Snapping grooves, tight horns, and a wicked bassline all make "The Highest Bidder" a killer bit of funk that goes way beyond the global scene – a cut to rival some of the coolest American work from the underground, but given this very unusual vocal from Gordon Henderson! "Hard World" is pretty great, too – the bass is faster, and the tune moves along with some great keyboard lines laced into the rhythms! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paul Humphrey & His Cool Aid ChemistsCool Aid/Detroit ... 7-inch
Lizard, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Two funky instrumental tracks from this LA funky drummer! "Cool Aid" has a feel that's almost bluesy – tight drums underneath, dancing with electric bass, and hard-plucked guitar soloing over the top. "Detroit" starts with a nice dose of car horns, then vamps into a groove that's got much heavier drumming – lots of tight fills and snaps from Paul, grooving out next to heavy guitar, wah-wahed up nicely for the kids! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ty HunterLonely Baby/Sadness To Gladness ... 7-inch
Checkmate, Early 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A fantastic lost harmony cut on Chess! "Lonely Baby" has a post doo wop sound that's wonderful – with Ty's vocal out in the lead on a sad lyric, while tenor blows in the background, and a group comes in on the chorus to punch things up a bit. "Gladness" has a great sound too – kind of a stepping groove that's almost in an "Elephant Walk" mode, with cool piano triplets in the background. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo. Labels has a small piece of masking tape.)

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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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✨✧ 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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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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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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