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A massive array of great 7" singles -- lots of rare grooves, funk, soul, and more!


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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+ ... $14.99
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
(Labels are lightly stained with small peeled spots.)

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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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Corky Carpenter & Texas PlayboysDon't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes/Our Honeymoon ... 7-inch
Tops, 1950s. Very Good ... $1.99
7-inch, Vinyl record
(Red vinyl pressing.)

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Clarence Foster & The Internal Revenue ServiceTalking Up Yourself (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Admiral Wilson, 2015. New Copy ... $1.99 7.98
Massive drums start this tune with a bang – a wicked breakbeat that makes us love the tune, even before the other elements fall into place! Vocals from Clarence Foster are almost a conversational approach to funk – called out in a Godfather mode, but almost with the more expressive quality of older rhymes from the pre-hip hop era, like work by the Last Poets – but a lot funkier, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Colored vinyl!)

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Stan GetzStan Getz Quintet (EP-149) ... 7-inch
Clef, Early 50s. Very Good (pic cover)... $8.99
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 some surface wear, clear tape on the seams, and a Hi-Fi sticker.)

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KafkaAfro Innay/Themes Of Delvechio ... 7-inch
Mighty Highness (Australia), 2008. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Heavy drums really get this one cooking from the start – a groove with a tight 70s Fela feel that's more than enough to live up to its "Afro" in the title! The beats kick in right from the start, and the horns follow quickly thereafter – blasting the tune with a sweetly peppered groove – one that really gets things going nicely, and often adds in some sweetly jazzy colors! "Themes Of Delvechio" is mellower and more laidback – very much in the slow-stepping funk we know from the group's full album, although still done with more of those great jazzy horns! Vocals are by Mr Laneous, who almost has an Andy Bey feel at times. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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+ ... $0.99
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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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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Willie West & The High Society BrosCold In The Storm/She's So Wise ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2012. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Cold in the storm, but warmth in the heart – a wonderful old school number from Willie West – done with a slow funk rhythm at the back, and these heartbreaking sweet soul lyrics upfront! There's a touch of harmony at the start, but Willie's raspy lead holds most of the tune on its own – in a way that makes us feel like we've uncovered some lost New Jersey soul single from the late 60s! "She's So Wise" has a great vintage feel too – a bit more upbeat, with a sweet Hammond line bubbling through the tune – helping Willie find a slightly warmer mode, but still mighty sweet! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo, including a one-sheet.)

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VariousR&B Hipshakers Vol 4 – Bossa Nova & Grits (10 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1950s/Early 60s. New Copy 10 x 7 Inch ... $56.99
A deep deep dig into the vaults of King/Federal Records – initial home to James Brown and a host of other R&B acts in the 50s – lots of whom are featured here! The collection includes many tracks never reissued before – all hand-picked by vintage 45 expert Mr Fine Wine, and laid out at a level that's both fresher than most King Records collections – and most of the 50s R&B sets we know as well! Fine Wine comes at the project almost with a "roots of funk" approach – which means that there's loads of unusual rhythms, weird cultural hybrids, and raw pre-soul vocals over the top – a killer range of cuts that include "Space Guitar" by Young John Watson, "Bossa Nova & Grits" by Little Joe Washington, "The Way You Do" by Jimmy Nolen, "Good Mambo Tonight" by Wynonie Harris, "Somewhere Down The Line" by Little Jimmy Scott, "You Can't Hide" by Lula Reed & Freddie King, "Back On The Block" by Sam Anderson & The Telstars, "Same Old Thing" by Amos Milburn, "You're Lower Than A Mole" by Camille Howard, "Be Bop Wino" by The Lamplighters, "Cherry Wine" by Little Esther, and "Stop Knockin" by Juanita Nixon. Very cool package – a heavy box, which contains 10 different funky 45s! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available R&B Hipshakers Vol 4 – Bossa Nova & Grits ... CD 18.99

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✨✧ Elaine Armstrong/Betty MoorerTears Begin To Fall/Speed Up ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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