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Peter Brotzmann/Fred Van Hove/Han BenninkEinheitsfrontlied (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
FMP (Germany), 1973. Near Mint- (pic cover)... $49.99
A compellingly tuneful track from the free jazz power trio of Peter Brotzmann, Fred Van Hove, and Han Bennink – the group's rendition of a Hanns Eisler tune, "Einheitsfrontlied", done in a way that has the melody started strongly with rhythm – before letting the three group members free to really do their own thing! Van Hove delivers some searing piano right in the middle – and Brotzmann gets some sounds on his horn that are mindblowing at the start – while Bennink has this never-resting percussive energy that really moves the whole thing along! (Jazz, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Voices Of East HarlemCashing In/Take A Stand ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Although less remembered than other tracks of theirs, we think "Cashing In" is one of the best tracks ever from this righteous 70s group! The cut starts with this cool hard piano, then runs into a soaring soul groove produced by Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield – completely sublime, and extremely uplifting. "Take A Stand" is great too – another message-oriented cut that shows why the group was so wonderful. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousStax Vinyl 7s Box (10 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set ... $62.99 64.98
Fantastic sounds from the legendary Stax Records – that mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! This very cool box is limited and numbered – and features a superb selection of second-chapter material from the label – tracks from the post-1968 time when Atlantic took away all the early hits – which maybe left Stax in a position to be even more creative and experimental than ever before! None of these titles are too-played tracks – and instead, the set brings together a nice mix of deep soul, Northern grooves, and even a bit of funk – with tracks that include "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "The Stars" by Barbara Lewis, "The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy" by John Gary Williams, "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" by Lou Bond, "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Happy" by William Bell, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, and "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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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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FenomsShakem/Mile 187 ... 7-inch
Fraternity, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Massive funk from the 45 underground – two killer cuts by this excellent group! "Shakem" has these fantastic drums right from the start – moving fast but breaking hard – chased by a wicked bassline, then peppered with exotic sax lines and brewed up with a fuzzy keyboard! "Mile 197" has lots more great drums (who is this guy?) – fast and tight, but right on the money, and with more than enough edge to open things up nicely for the fuzzed-up instruments in the group! If that groove's not enough, there's this completely amazing moogy bit in the middle – something that feels like it came from some lost Egyptian electronic funk of the 70s. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Magic In ThreesAt Jody's/A Breezy Day ... 7-inch
Kings Underground, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99 11.98
There's a great break at the start of "At Jody's" – the kind you'd have to search hundreds of vintage records to find – and which is also followed by some completely wonderful slow-bumping bassline and wicked wangly guitar – almost like a slow-grooving number from the Shaft soundtrack! "Breezy Day" is a great funk track too – a bit chunkier, with a vibe that almost reminds us of Three Pieces' classic album on Fantasy! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Dee Dee SharpWhat Kind Of Lady/The Bottle Or Me ... 7-inch
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A Northern Soul classic from Dee Dee Sharp – a tune that begins with this fantastic fast piano over the groove, already totally wonderful at the start – then Dee Dee's raw vocals come in to blow the whole thing away! "The Bottle Or Me" is a great message-oriented cut – scored with sublime Philly touches that include echoey vibes and some sweet-stepping strings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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