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Elaine Armstrong/Betty MoorerTears Begin To Fall/Speed Up ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A stunner from Elaine Armstrong – a tune that's got a massive slow drum break right from the start, mixed with this haunting flute line – then offset by Elaine's raspy vocals in this fantastic way! The tune's got the same slow funk mode you'd know from "Didn't I" – but is even more powerful overall. The flipside features Betty Moorer's classic "Speed Up" – an incredibly groovy loping soul track from Chicago, with arrangements by Tom Tom and production by Bill Bunky Sheppard in keeping with his best work from the time! Betty's got a nice raw soul voice, and really belts out the groovy track – which has an excellent hook. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy AyersWhat You Won't Do For Love (double a-side single) ... 7-inch
Polydor, 1979. Very Good+ ... $9.99
Excellent stuff! Roy takes Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do For Love" hit, and completely redoes it – in an incredible way that makes it a whole new song! Roy's version begins with fast vamping, lots of false starts, then slides into some incredibly soulful vocals that blow away the original – and meanwhile, vibes groove around the back, giving the tune a sublime sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in a Polydor sleeve.)

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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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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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✨✧ AntibalasDirty Money/AWOL ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2012. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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