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Edson FredericoTava Mas Nao Tava/Bobeira ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Freddie RoachBrown Sugar/Next Time You See Me ... 7-inch
Blue Note, Mid 60s. Very Good ... $13.99
A great one from Freddie – a hard-wailing jukebox number that also has a nicely off-kilter feel! The track starts out with a Blue Note 60s soul jazz funky groove – but Freddie's got the organ running with a slight Larry Young touch – all of which makes for a nice counterpoint before Joe Henderson blows into the tune with some soulful work on the tenor! "Next Time" is a bit more in an older soul jazz mode – but still quite nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band/Wallias BandMuziqa Muziqa/Muziqa Silt ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1977. New Copy ... $7.99
The drums move hard and fast on "Muziqa Muziqa" – and the organ lines do too – peppering this Ethio groover with a really offbeat sound, while tight horn lines keep a soulful finish over the top – and Seyoum's vocals move up and down in a really incredible range! "Muziqa Slit" is the kind of funky nugget that first got folks digging for Ethiopian cuts many years back – a romping break in the way the drums, bass, and guitar start out the cut – before cool organ and horns come into the mix and make it even more wonderful! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New WorldWorld Today/JR ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Charles BradleyStrictly Reserved For You/Let Love Stand A Chance ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2013. New Copy ... $2.99
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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Marie KnightThat's No Way To Treat A Girl (long version)/You Lie So Well ... 7-inch
Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99
Marie Knight really knocks it out of the park with the long version of "That's No Way To Treat A Girl" – using these beautifully raspy vocals in the lead, while sweeter female backing singers lift her sound to the heavens – as does some great use of heavy vibes in the groove! "You Lie So Well" is tremendous, too – a tune that has these horn stepping parts that start the whole thing off into a very romping groove – which has Marie sounding even more fluid on her vocals! The tune may be scolding – but it sounds incredibly upbeat! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VolcanosGotta Be A False Alarm/Movin & Groovin ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 1965. New Copy ... $4.99
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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