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✨✧ El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. Near Mint- ... $7.99
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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El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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
Also available Shadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch 7.99

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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 ... $62.99 64.98
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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MarceloAlgo No Ar (original, Steven J edit) ... 7-inch
Pepite (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, Marcelo's voice stretches out to fill the full fuzzy space of both speakers, while the groove rolls right down the middle with a tremendous vibe! The edit is pretty nice, too – and really seems to have great respect for the core instrumental elements, which it magnifies even more! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Mancefield & Brother BandBrotherman (Parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Preservation Project, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A never-heard groove from the 70s – and one that's completely amazing too! The tune's got everything going down right on the money – drums, basslines, guitar riffs – save maybe for the saxophone line, which is nicely offbeat in a way that gives it a slightly eerie feel – until the solo comes in near the end of side one, and the tenorist shows us that he's totally got his chops! Side two begins with the group comping out the rhythm more, as the tenor comes back in to flag in the rest of the band, then the rhythms hit all these cool sorts of changes! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Very limited pressing, too!)

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Bama Lamas feat Gabrielle SuttonSecurity/It's Too Late ... 7-inch
Bama Lamas, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $1.99
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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DJ HarrisonRule The World/I'm From Virginia/Brown Water Blues ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A deep funk inspired single from DJ Harrison! "Rule The World" has a murky vibe that gives it the right kind of vintage gritty mood, with the vocals mucked up to almost hallucinogenic effect – but that's backed by guitar bass and drums that's got a cool 70s funky soul feel. "Brown Water Blues" has a similarly submerged sound, this one riffing a bit on Hi Records style bluesy soul & funk (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes a cool little Stones Throw logo sleeve – mimicking the classic era Epic Records logo!)

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✨✧ Dos Santos Anti-Beat OrquestaCorre Caballo/Roberto's Lament ... 7-inch
Sonorama Discos, 2015. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $9.99
A nice bit of percussion and organ heavy grooves from Dos Santos Anti-Beat Orquesta – with 70s Latin psych soul influences, but done with a fresh style and infectious energy! "Corre Caballo" kicks off with some fast paced percussion, and settles in with a cool kinda garage soul organ sound, and closing out with some cool group vocals. The flipside tune is titled "Roberto's Lament", but it's anything but a downer – it's another gem with killer organ grooves and percussion, but also some really sweet electic guitar. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow vinyl pressing, with download card.)

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✨✧ Keither Florence & The Associates/Jonnie Thomas ClDown Here On The Ground/I Love You Lord ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two fantastic tracks – both very unique! "Down Here On The Ground" isn't the 60s song of the same name – but instead an original by Keither Florence, which has these spiritual lyrics that move over slow-stepping funk – all laced together by a very cool moogy keyboard! Florence wrote the flipside – another gospel number that's got a very offbeat funky sound – and a long flute solo that introduces the tune in a really great way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
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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Illinois JacquetIllinois Jacquet & His Orchestra (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Clef, 1951. Very Good- (pic cover)... $4.99
Includes "Port Of Rico", with Count Basie on organ – plus "The Cool Rage", "Lean Baby", and "Somewhere Along The Way". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has split seams with tape remnants, a lightly bent corner, and a small name in pen on back.)

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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. Very Good+ ... $8.99
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 ... $5.99
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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✨✧ Johnny LewisI Got A Woman/Unchain My Heart ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two Ray Charles standards – both given a special twist by the versatile Johnny Lewis! "I Got A Woman" romps along with really raw instrumentation – including something that sounds like a tambourine about to go off the rails – while Johnny belts out the lyrics, and makes way for a great sax solo in the middle! More sax steps in at the start of "Unchain" – almost sounding like a cool compressed Varitone – then Lewis delivers the lyrics with this nicely rich style, before letting the horn come in again for a solo! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FelixTiger Stripes/You Can't Hold Me Down ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A weird and wild little groove – the kind of offbeat club cut that the Sleeping Bag label did so well in the 80s! "Tiger Stripes" has fast percussion with almost a tribal approach – and these cool birdcalls that come in before the vocals ring out with a catchy female chorus, keyboard lines electrify the groove, and the whole thing's got a catchy clubby style that's maybe in a Tom Tom Club mode! "You Can't Hold Me Down" follows in very similar form, but with this cool distorted guitar and keyboard line – a bit more post-punky/funky – ala Ze Records! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Walk/Message Of Love ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a riffing mode, this cool watery flute line that's nice and funky, and very unusual production that really keeps things on edge! "Message Of Love" is a bit slower, but equally funky – and with lots more trippy guitar, bass, and flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little Ed & The SoundmastersLittle Ed & The Soundmasters (3 x 7-inch box set) ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s/Early 70s. Sealed ... Just Sold Out!
Messed up funky soul from the Chicago scene – a beautiful package of rare singles from Little Ed & The Soundmasters! The style here is a bit hard to describe – as Ed and crew were schooled in blues, but brought up during the 60s soul underground – and clearly managed to pick up plenty of trippier elements from their generation as well! There must have been some heavy smoke in the studio when these grooves were recorded – because they've got plenty of cool effects on the guitars, and a weird echoey quality in lots of the production – pretty amazing stuff that's unlike most of the funk we've heard from the time. As usual, Numero have done a wonderful job with the whole thing – bringing together 6 rare tracks on 3 funky 45s – complete with a lovely box, and a detailed 7" booklet too. One track features Johnny Dollar – and titles include "Your Love Has Got Me", "Struggling For Survival", "It's A Dream", "The Ghetto Grind", and "Petite Soul". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ LT & The Soulful DynamicsEveryone Needs Somebody/Crazy About You Baby ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-rolling funk from LT & The Soulful Dynamics – a tune that moves along at a nice little clip with fast conga urging on the drums – all while LT sings out these strong lead lyrics amidst the horn blasts of the band! "Crazy About You Baby" is slower, but still has a hard funk step in the groove – and the horns are working this gentler magic in a very cool way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ManzelHigh & Tight/Standing On Mars ... 7-inch
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A newly-reformed version of 70s funk legends Manzel – but one that hits with all the hard, raw power of the group on their vintage funky 45s! "High & Tight" comes on strong with this nicely overblown keyboard over the beats – setting up this freaky little groove that opens into a vocal that just calls on the action even more – then steps aside for a massive drum break in the middle! "Standing On Mars" is equally great – completely massive drums that are more than funky enough on their own – followed by burning organ and this cool moogy undercurrent! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Broomfield Corporate JamStop/Doin It Our Way ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hardly the corporate record you'd guess from the name – and instead a fantastic funk track from the 70s underground! There's a cool descending vibe to the rhythm – which contrasts nicely with the soaring vocals of the group! "Doin It Our Way" follows with an equally upbeat sound – a leadoff sax solo over upbeat rhythms, and great lead vocals by a strongly-voiced female singer! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ApostlesBanko Woman/Faith Luck & Music ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Fast funky grooves from The Apostles – one of the few 70s Afro combos who could maybe go head to head with the sharpest American funk acts of the time! "Banko Woman" is a wickedly quick barrage of basslines, snapping percussion, and very cool guitar – a tune that's got a bit of chorus vocals, but mostly seems to focus on the instrumentation – especially on the nice breakdown in the middle! "Faith Luck & Music" is maybe a bit slower, but equally funky – with catchy sing-song vocals, and almost a Caribbean vibe on the guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Bottle TreeOpen Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2017. Near Mint- ... $4.99
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to hear the complex talents of drummer Tommaso Moretti! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Open Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch 6.99

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