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AntibalasDirty Money/AWOL ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Two stormers from Antibalas! "Dirty Money" is one of their boldest cuts in years – a tune that leaps right out of the grooves, right from the start – thanks to plenty of searing Afro Funk rhythms, and even moreso to a wicked Hammond part that burns beautifully for the first minute or so – working out sounds that are incredibly fresh and powerful! "AWOL" has more horns in the lead, and a great funky bassline at the core – a bad-stepping little number that's equal parts Afro and Funk! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Hank BallardBlackenized/Come On With It ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good ... $19.99
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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Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
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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Stan GetzStan Getz Quintet (7 inch ep version) ... 7-inch
Clef, Early 50s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $24.99
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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LovelitesHow Can I Tell My Mom & Dad (voc, inst) (Uni pressing) ... 7-inch
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $5.99
Incredible stuff – one of the greatest tunes ever by this sublime Chicago vocal group! "How Can I Tell My Mom & Dad" was the group's breakout hit – a sad slow tune about teen pregnancy, sung in a strange otherworldly style that's also quite soulful – with a catchy hook and a way of referring to the problem at hand that's vague, and makes for a strange approach to the material. Plus, the flip's got an instrumental version – listed as being for "The Stars of Tomorrow", namely you! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a drillhole, some pen, and wear.)

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ProceduresGive Me One More Chance (Kenny Dope main mix, Kenny Dope dub)/Mirror Mirror (Kenny Dope main mix, inst) (2 x 7 inch) ... 7-inch
Kay Dee, Early 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch (pic cover)... $15.99
Two massive grooves from this obscure Chicago group – both of them great! Ron Grace of The Procedures had spent previous years working at Curtom Records – and "Give Me One More Chance" feels a lot like some of the best early Leroy Hutson productions for the label – a surprisingly strong mix of soul and strings, but one that's cut with a very heavy undercurrent of funk in the drums – then topped by wonderful vocals from the group – sweet, but funky too! "Mirror Mirror" is a gem too – even funkier, with a massive break at the start – which then leads into this spoken bit that's totally cool – with heavenly vocals by the group! Both tracks remastered here by Kenny Dope from the original tapes – served up in a killer package, with notes too. 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)... $4.99
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+ ... $6.99
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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Ernest Tubb & Red FoleyErnest Tubb & Red Foley Vol 1 (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Decca, Early 50s. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $6.99
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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