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Charles BradleyStrictly Reserved For You/Let Love Stand A Chance ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $5.99
Pure wonderfulness from Charles Bradley – two killer cuts that really sum up his contemporary genius! "Strictly Reserved" has this slow funk groove that's nice and sinister – a stepping guitar riff that really sets up the groove right from the start – topped with these incredibly soulful vocals from Charles, and peppered with just the right dose of horns! "Let Love Stand A Chance" is a killer too – mellower, and a bit more deep soul – with a burning feel that almost blows away the best James Brown ballads of the King Records years! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edson FredericoTava Mas Nao Tava/Bobeira ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Lots of moogy keyboards at the start of "Tava Mas Nao Tava" – setting up a bassy groove that's topped with samba rhythms, and given a great soulful vocal from a bigger chorus – all in a funky Braza groove from the 70s! The same style follows suit on the flipside – with a bit more female vocal in the lead, and a totally groovy presentation overall – great samba soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New WorldWorld Today/JR ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A righteous funky cut from New World – one that talks about the issues of society, but grooves along at a mighty fast clip – incredible basslines, riffing guitar, and horns from the group – all moving at a speed so quick, the vocalist must have done plenty to keep up! There's a cool effect on one vocal in the middle – and the whole thing's got a totally powerful vibe! "JR" is code for "Jay Reefer" – a cat the police are looking for a the start of the funky tune – and who they chase through the vocals with a recurrent siren in the groove! The cut is mighty heavy – almost a Norman Whitfield groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edwin StarrAgent Double O Soul (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A Northern Soul classic – and one of Edwin's greatest cuts ever! The tune's got a hip, high stepping dancefloor beat, with lyrics by Edwin that are really cool, a soul take on James Bond, with a lot of twists and turns in the lyrics that are nice and clever, and which give the track a mod appeal that still holds true today! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red label pressing.)

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VolcanosGotta Be A False Alarm/Movin & Groovin ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer Northern Soul single from the Volcanos – a group who definitely earn their explosive name with "Gotta Be A False Alarm"! The tune runs off tight right from the start – with this mighty Detroit-styled groove, and rock-solid vocals that have the lead singer trading lines beautifully with the harmonies from the group! "Movin & Groovin" does exactly what the title promises – and kicks into gear with this wonderful horn part over triple-time drums – all instrumental, and delivered at a level that hardly makes you miss the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this great break about two-thirds of the way through, relaxing its Ethio-styled funk for a sparer, spacey bit that features more cool guitar before getting funky again! "Vertigo" is even trippier – almost Ventures at the start, filtered through the psych generation – then much more Afro-styled in the rhythms, with these weird distorted screaming horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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