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Swinging Stars Of DominicaLas Mal Parle/Jam Jam ... 7-inch
Sofrito (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $11.99
There's a great romping rhythm to "Las Mal Parle" – almost a cumbia vibe, but a bit different too – as the tune's peppered by some wonderful horns, including this trombonist who really sounds like he's on fire! "Jam Jam" begins with this nicely spacey keyboard line – cool and moogy at the start, then giving way to some more fierce energy from the group, and a great keyboard solo in the middle! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AnubisEcology/Anubis ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A fantastic track from Anubis – and a song that maybe has nothing to do with "ecology" in the usual sense of the word! The groove soars right from the start – upbeat funk, with maybe a clubby bassline, but a more righteous vibe overall too – almost spiritual in the way the voices come together, with a very redemptive keyboard line in the middle! That keyboard comes back wonderfully on the flipside – which is a slower-moving cut with a wickedly funky sound! 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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DellsPlease Don't Change Me Now/Wear It On Our Face ... 7-inch
Cadet, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Great stuff! "Wear It On Our Face" is one of their wildest cuts, and starts out with this crazy prepared piano introduction that sounds like it was just lifted from a John Cage record! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Erma Franklin/Laverne BakerI Get The Sweetest Feeling/I'm The One To Do It ... 7-inch
Brunswick/Outta Sight (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A killer reading of "Sweetest Feeling" by Erma Franklin – one that steps along beautifully with a loping groove right at the start – topped by this mix of vibes and chorus vocals that nicely offset the bolder tones of Franklin's lead! "I'm The One To Do It" is an overlooked later gem from Laverne Baker – a definite 60s soul tune, complete with soaring Brunswick strings – but sung in that incredible vocal approach she first crafted at Atlantic! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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RamrodsSoultrain (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Rampage, Early 70s. Very Good ... $5.99
Wicked heavy funk – one of those obscure numbers that's always stayed with us! The track's got a jaunty little groove – started off by a stepping, scratching guitar – then rolling into a heavy vamp with a lot of organ on the bottom! The tune kind of cooks and bubbles on its own – crashing into a loud loud groove that puts the needles in the red! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dee Dee SharpWhat Kind Of Lady/The Bottle Or Me ... 7-inch
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $8.99
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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