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Hank BallardBlackenized/Come On With It ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... $14.99
Amazing funky stuff from Hank Ballard! "Blackenized" is one of the greatest cuts that James Brown ever had a hand in – and it starts with this spoken message from Hank about getting "Blackenized", which then gives into lyrics that sum up the way that James and crew were trying to turn their backs on the crossover audience as the 70s approached. The cut's incredible – not just for the grooves, but also for Hank's hip easy politics! "Come On" has hard drums, and very punctuated rhythm bits. Very nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fred Berlipp BandBeating Steel/Law Breakers ... 7-inch
Selected Sound/Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. Near Mint- ... $5.99
Not really "beating steel", but a tune that's definitely got a beat right from the start – a mod mix of romping drums and crime-styled guitar, but recorded with a slightly warmer sound library groove too! Horns blast in strongly once the tune gets rolling – and there's an urgent vibe that feels like "Peter Gunn" taken at triple-speed! "Law Breakers" is another nice crime-jazz number – more twangy guitar over these rolling mod piano lines – almost a variation on the theme from the a-side! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Clarence Foster & The Internal Revenue ServiceTalking Up Yourself (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Admiral Wilson, 2015. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
Massive drums start this tune with a bang – a wicked breakbeat that makes us love the tune, even before the other elements fall into place! Vocals from Clarence Foster are almost a conversational approach to funk – called out in a Godfather mode, but almost with the more expressive quality of older rhymes from the pre-hip hop era, like work by the Last Poets – but a lot funkier, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Colored vinyl!)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quintet (7 inch ep version) ... 7-inch
Clef, Early 50s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $14.99
Beautiful early Verve/Clef material by Getz – offered up here in an original 7" EP, complete with a handsome cardboard sleeve that has a picture of Stan on the front! The group's a small one, and tracks include "Tis Autumn", "Stars Fell On Alabama", and "The Way You Look Tonight". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has a Hi-Fi sticker.)

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KafkaAfro Innay/Themes Of Delvechio ... 7-inch
Mighty Highness (Australia), 2008. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Heavy drums really get this one cooking from the start – a groove with a tight 70s Fela feel that's more than enough to live up to its "Afro" in the title! The beats kick in right from the start, and the horns follow quickly thereafter – blasting the tune with a sweetly peppered groove – one that really gets things going nicely, and often adds in some sweetly jazzy colors! "Themes Of Delvechio" is mellower and more laidback – very much in the slow-stepping funk we know from the group's full album, although still done with more of those great jazzy horns! Vocals are by Mr Laneous, who almost has an Andy Bey feel at times. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse All StarsHoward Rumsey's Lighthouse All Stars Vol 5 (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Contemporary, 1953. Very Good (pic cover)... $1.99
Great early work from Howard Rumsey's Lighthouse group – working here at a level that's almost more freewheeling than on some of their later Contemporary albums! The format's still very much in place here – a host of key All Stars who include Milt Bernhart on trombone, Russ Freeman on piano, Jimmy Giuffre and Bob Cooper on tenors, and Shelly Manne on drums – but there's almost a more "live" sort of energy overall – a bit more boppish and open, with each new player leaping freely into the fray. Titles include "Sunset Eyes" and "Comin' Thru The Rye Bread". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing! Cover has a bit of green tape on top seam.)

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Runt (Todd Rundgren)We Gotta Get You A Woman/Baby Let's Swing – Last Thing You Said – Don't Tie My Hands ... 7-inch
Ampex, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... $2.99
Quite possibly THE greatest single ever from Todd Rundgren – a perfect distillation of his glorious contribution to pop! "We Gotta Get You A Woman" starts with a really beautiful blue piano hook – then slides into a tightly snapping, very catchy lead vocal that's right up there with "Rikki Don't Lose That Number" for pure 70s pop brilliance! The flipside contains an incredible 3 song medley that ties together these amazing little tunes in a style that Todd could almost do effortlessly – but never as well as on this little triptych! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In an Ampex sleeve – which is worn and splitting)

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Satin Chaps feat Tony Starlight/Apollo FourHey, Mrs Santa Claus!/Jupiter Jingle ... 7-inch
Satin Chaps, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
A pair of special Christmas tunes – pressed together here on a groovy red vinyl 45! "Hey Mrs Santa Claus" is kind of a swinging number with a jazzy vibe – vocals from Tony Starlight in an old lounge singer mode, and backing from The Satin Chaps in a romping blend of guitar, horns, and even a bit of chimes! "Jupiter Jingle" is an instrumental from the Apollo Four – kind of a twangy tune with a 60s surf guitar vibe! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Color vinyl – includes download!)

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Ernest Tubb & Red FoleyErnest Tubb & Red Foley Vol 1 (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Decca, Early 50s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $2.99
Titles include "Too Old To Cut The Mustard", "Kentucky Waltz", and "Don't Be Ashamed Of Your Age". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In great shape!)

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Piero UmilianiI Soliti Ignoti EP ... 7-inch
RCA/Rearward (Italy), 1958. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Very early work from this soundtrack genius – a rare Italian EP that features his classic "Blues For Gassman" – dedicated to Vittorio Gassman, who starred in the film – and featuring great interplay from the tune's two trombonists! Umiliani delivers some great offbeat piano – and part two of the tune features some very moody work on vibes. The EP also features the late night jazz number "Tema D'Amore", which has a slight Latin undercurrent – and the flowing full ensemble "Finale". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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