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Funky 45's — In Stock — Vinyl

XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!

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AdonisNo Way Back (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
An undeniable acid house classic with enough bouncing 909 bassline and 808 handclaps to keep you moving all night long! One of the essential mid 80s Trax releases. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lorez AlexandriaSend In The Clowns/Change Partners ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
Two of the coolest, grooviest tracks ever recorded by Lorez Alexandria – back to back on a Japanese-only 45! "Send In The Clowns" is taken at this great modal jazz clip – a completely different rhythm than anyone's ever used with the tune, which completely transforms it ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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Roy Ayers & Wayne HendersonStep In To Our Life/For Real ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $15.99
Two gems from the legendary pairing of these two great 70s jazz funk giants! "Step In To Our Life" is the title cut from one of the albums that Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson cut together – and the tune has all the edgy vibes of Roy's great Polydor records, mixed with some of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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B & The FamilyGood Time (Buscrates mix)/Just Want To Love Ya ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, Mid 80s/2018. New Copy ... $2.99
Two rare 80s grooves from B – aka Brian K Morgan – served up here on a limited 45! "Good Time" is a catchy cut that's lifted Morgan from obscurity in recent years – and gets a pretty sweet remix here, with plenty of emphasis on the hook, and on the sweet bassy rhythms ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Badbadnotgood/MajesticsKey To Love (Is Understanding) (pink vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Light In The Attic, 1982/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
Two takes on a sweet soul gem – the original 1982 version by Milwaukee group The Majestics – who really knock it out of the park with this slow-stepping, badass groove – matched here by Badbadnotgood, who are joined by singer Jonah Yano – in a version that slightly updates ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy BuddInternecine Project EP ... 7-inch
Pye/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
A special EP version of this wonderful soundtrack from the great Roy Budd – a set that's got Roy on Fender Rhodes and clavinet – plus alto from Ronnie Scott, and some cool use of percussion by Frank Riccotti – in a way that's similar to the tablas on Budd's classic score for Get ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James CarrThese Arms Of Mine/Let's Face Facts ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
James Carr may not have cut the famous version of "These Arms Of Mine" – but he does a superb job here on the classic – really hitting the tune with his best deep soul energy, and maybe even a bit more sadness than on the Otis Redding hit! "Let's Face Facts" is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stelvio CiprianiFemina Ridens/Sophisticated Shake ... 7-inch
CAM/Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
The great title track to one of the best scores from Italian maestro Stelvio Cipriani – a tune that bursts out with funky drums that kick into soaring orchestrations, topped by this wicked female vocal from Olympia – whose singing style is as vibrant as the instrumentation! Edda Dell'Or ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Stelvio CiprianiOrgasmo Nero (Sequence 1, 3, & 5) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1980. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
Three great tracks from this later soundtrack by 70s maestro Stelvio Ciprani – all of them pretty darn wonderful! The "sequence 1" variation has this slow-building mix of percussion that's nicely exotic, but touched with some of the warmth of Stelvio's more famous crime and erotic ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 400!)

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CJ & CoRainmaker/Let Them Talk ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $6.99
Two groovers from Westbound Records club act CJ & Co – both produced by the team of Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey! "Rainmaker" is upbeat and funky – with strings soaring along with the horns – all matched by the group's great vocal interplay, which is as sharp ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Crystal ClearStay With Me/You're So Unclear (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Universal (Japan), 1980. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul – a rare Polydor single from the start of the 80s – but one that we'd put next to some of our favorite mellow soul groovers from the decade before! "Stay With Me" has a vibe that's almost Roy Ayers – midtempo, and funky stepping – a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dining Rooms with Sean MartinWhen You Died (original, Massimo Martellotta rmx) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Sean Martin provides some great lead vocals on this slinky groove from The Dining Rooms – a tune that's got riffing guitar nestled right down in the rhythms, and a fuller, funkier feel as things move on! The remix on the flip really changes things up nicely – dropping the guitar for a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dave DouglasShowing Up/The Power of the Vote (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $4.99 9.99
A special vinyl release of two tracks from the Dave Douglas subscription series – both nice and long! "Showing Up" has Dave's trumpet in a group with Jeff Parker on guitar, Anna Webber on alto flute, Tomeka Reid on cello, Nick Dunston on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums – and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dedy Dread with Olivia RuffDon't Wanna Wake Up/The Rebel (rmx) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $1.99
A moody bit of contemporary soul – a set that's got downtempo beats dancing with a mellow bassline – with Olivia Ruff moves between styles of raspy and sweet in presenting the vocals! "The Rebel" is a bit more of a dubby number – crisply stepping along a groove that's ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie & ErnieIndication/Nice To Be Near ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $7.99
Two rare tracks from a deep soul duo who've finally gotten their due over the years – thanks to the reissue efforts of Ace/Kent Records! "Indication" is an upbeat groover with kind of a Northern vibe – originally only issued in England, too! "Nice To Be Near" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edition SpecialeMonseiur Business (original, Aroop Roy rework) ... 7-inch
Pepite (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A rare cut from this great French group – excellent in the original, and mighty nice in the rework! The main version is wonderful – funky and clubby, but with a very jazzy vibe – one that's echoed by the duo singing the lead lyrics in French, and by the keyboard solo that does ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dee EdwardsPut The World On Hold/Put Your Love On The Line ... 7-inch
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $7.99
Two great tracks from Dee Edwards – from a time when the Detroit singer was really getting a chance to shine! "Put The World On Hold" has a sweet lyric over a soaring groove – not entirely clubby, maybe more modern soul overall – with a slightly complex set of changes ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Darrow FletcherLove Is My Secret Weapon/It's No Mistake ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
One of our favorite tracks ever from the great Darrow Fletcher – a tune that builds up with this midtempo groove that's warm and wonderful, and which really seems to bring out the same quality in Darrow's vocals too – all with a vibe that almost feels like Leroy Hutson at his best! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Darrow FletcherWhat Are We Gonna Do About This Mess/Honey Can I ... 7-inch
Crossover/Kent (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks from the Crossover Records years of Darrow Fletcher – issued here for the first time on 45! "What Are We Gonna Do" is wonderful – a tune that's got a great bumping groove, soaring strings, and this strong message-oriented lyric from Darrow that really knocks ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1968 (4 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy 4X7inch ... $29.99 49.99
The cover may look a bit scientific – but the music is plenty soulful throughout – a package that brings together four key singles from that momentous musical year of 1968 – a time when Aretha Franklin was really finding her sound at Atlantic Records! The music here represents ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Yaron GershovskyDisco Baby (orig, Floating Points & Red Greg edit) ... 7-inch
Melodies International (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A sweet disco baby from Yaron Gershovsky – but a track that's also got plenty of funk in the mix too – from the tight horns on the top, all the way down to the bassline that keeps the whole thing moving throughout! The track's got these tight changes that are almost jazzy in inflection ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Claudio SimonettiDemon/Killing (2020 Record Store Day release) (silver vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Rustblade (Italy), 1985. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
Claudio Simonetti plays one of those cool keyboard guitars here – but somehow manages to make the instrument sound a lot more sinister than on more commercial records from the time! "Demon" is a great bit of 80s horror funk – drum machines beating out a catchy rhythm, while ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(2020 Record Store Day release! Limited to 499 copies.)

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Little Johnny HamiltonApartment No 9/Cry Like A Baby ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
Two deep soul burners from Little Johnny Hamilton – a singer whose sound is anything but small! "Apartment No 9" has a bassline that creeps up and down while Johnny belts out the tune – a really gut-wrenching lyric in the best southern soul tradition! "Cry Like A ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ZZ Hill/Peggy WoodsMake Me Yours/Love Is Gonna Get You (brass version) ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 14.99
ZZ Hill sounds a bit more upbeat here than usual, but in a really great way – offering up his own take on the Betty Swann tune with a wonderfully raspy vocal that fills the tune full of honest charm! "Love Is Gonna Get You" is done here in a rare "brass version" by Peggy ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kool & TogetherSittin On A Red Hot Stove/Nassau Beat (demo) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two rare grooves from this legendary group! "Sittin On A Red Hot Stove" is a slow-stepping monster – very hard and funky, but moving at a pace that's much more leisurely than anyone who's getting themselves burned on a grill! The tune's got a completely badass vibe that's almost ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shawn LeeKiss The Sky (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2020. New Copy ... $4.99 10.98
A slinky bit of funk from the great Shawn Lee – produced with a crackling drumbreak at the bottom, and topped with vocals from Nino Moschella on the vocal version – and filled up by these cool vibes and psychedelic elements on the instrumental! In case you're wondering, this isn't the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sami Linna QuartetMode For Tomorrow/Umoya ... 7-inch
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $3.99 8.99
A gem of a record from Finnish guitarist Sami Linna – just a 45, but one that feels like it's got the depth of a full album! "Mode For Tomorrow" is this beautifully building tune with a mix of modal and spiritual energy – infused with organ by Mikko Heleva, and given this ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Magnetic System (Vince Tempera, Franco Bixio & Fabio Frizzi)Godzilla/Escape ... 7-inch
AMS (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
A tremendous trio from the Italian soundtrack scene of the 70s – Franco Bixio, Fabio Frizzi, and Vince Tempera – all great talents on their own, but a real powerhouse of grooves when they got together on work like this! The Bixio-Fizzi-Tempera name always meant something extra-groovy ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Special Record Store Day 2020 release – now bumped into regular rotation!)

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Junior McCants/Johnny SoulShe Wrote It I Read It/Fall In These Arms Of Mine ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
Super-rare soul from Junior McCants – a great singer who died at a tragically young age – which made King Records pull the single before it was ever released! "She Wrote It" is slow and sad – almost a deep soul tune, but with Junior singing in a style that's almost like ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Joe McPheeCosmic Love/Cosmic Love (number 2) ... 7-inch
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Graeme Miller & Steve ShillMoomins – Woodland Band (parade)/Observatory (short) (limited felt sleeve) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
Two beautiful little songs from the Moomins animated series – one of them issued here for the first time ever! "Woodland Band (parade)" is a gentle number with a sweet flute line over this guitar part that moves up and down in a way that's lightly resonating – before opening ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies – and comes in a custom-stitched, felt-backed sleeve with original images from production stills!)

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Mario Molina with Edda Dell'OrsoAsh/Gli Angeli Del 2000 ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy ... $18.99
Two of the grooviest tracks from the soundtrack to Gli Angeli Del 2000 – one of the best musical moments from Mario Molina! Edda Dell'Orso sings in the lead on "Ash" – but the tune is funky, and Edda's actually singing real lyrics – not the wordless vocalizations she ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Piero Montanari/Roberto ConradoProperly/Acromatic ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
"Properly" has these really fast drums right from the start – maybe electronic, maybe not – although the rest of the groove has a sweet electric vibe – kind of moogy elements that move up and down the scale to match the funkiness of the tune, cut up by a nice bit of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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Joe Nardone's All StarsShake A Hand EP (red vinyl EP) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Showbiz, Early 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $6.99 9.99
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(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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Eddie Parker/Sandra RichardsonCrying Clown/Deserted Garden ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
"Crying Clown" is a wonderful tune by a singer who definitely deserves greater discovery – as the great Eddie Parker has a completely heartbreaking way of delivering the lyric, as the whole tune slowly crests over a mellow groove! "Deserted Garden" is a beautiful tune by ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Daniele PatucchiLa Dimostrazione/Elikiller ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy ... $18.99
Two rare soundtrack grooves from Daniele Patucchi – both pretty darn funky! "La Dimostrazione" has this great combination of funky drums and really dark piano – kind of brooding while the drums roll along – then giving way to this starker passage that has stepping ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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✨✧ Frank PisaniPlease Don't Make It Funky (original, Patchouli Brothers re-edit) ... 7-inch
Happy Day/Pepite (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A rare boogie number from Chicago – presented here both in the original version, and a new edit! The tune's got a warmly captivating vibe – a smooth groove at the core, and these raspy vocals from Frank that are very different than the usual – as is the lyric, which is nicely ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PreachermannFamiliar To Me/Lucky ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Preachermann has vocals that really live up to his name – a style that's definitely soul, but which has the soaring grace of an artist raised in the spirit! "Familiar To Me" has congas under a bassline that drives the whole thing forward with a righteous power – while "Lu ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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R&R Soul Orchestra90 To Nothing/See I Made Up In My Mind ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2020. New Copy ... $9.99 12.00
There's no R&R for these guys – as they're clearly working overtime to refine and improve their groove – which is even better here than on their last single! "90 To Nothing" has a tight rhythm core that could have been lifted from the Philly scene of the 70s – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Railroad Ave BulliesAlligator Shoes/She Ready ... 7-inch
Lugnut Brand, 2019. New Copy ... $3.99 8.98
Lots of fuzzy guitar on this one – riffing away with a monstrous sound, while the heavy drums at the core do a nice job of romping away with the groove! The tune's kind of an updated take on the psychedelic soul mode – and is backed by "She Ready", which has more of a 60s ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Ridley/Ralph GrahamWhere Did You Learn To Make Love The Way You Do/Ain't No Need (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $7.99
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George SemperPretty Lady/Universe (Extraterrestrial Search Contact Tones) ... 7-inch
Pixie/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
Rare work from the great George Semper – a keyboardist who's best known for his Hammond work in the 60s, but who sounds mighty nice here on two tracks from the 80s! George begins "Pretty Lady" with some sweet, soulful keyboard lines – jazzy stepping once the groove gets going ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi InomataStormy Man EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer – and one that also features work from pianist Takeshi Inomata and saxophonist Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto as well! The cover's somewhat ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gloria Ann TaylorDeep Inside Of You/World That's Not Real (2018 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Columbia/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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ThompsonsMessage (Froz1 edit)/I'll Always Love You ... 7-inch
BCW, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
One of the best cuts from this hip Philly soul group – given a slight edit by Froz1, who makes things even funkier! The tune's got this chugging groove and deeper soul group lyrics – almost like early BT Express meeting Norman Whitfield Temptations – but all with a nicely rough ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Piero UmilianiBaba Yaga – Open Space/Slogan ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
Piero Umiliani at his funkiest – with two great tracks from the Baba Yaga soundtrack! "Open Space" has a killer bassline at the start, with fast breaking drums – then moves into this cool moogy keyboard part that fills the groove and gets all cool and moody over the top! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 500 – in sleeves that are varied!)

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XL MiddletonH1NDS1GHT Vol 2 – Gamin/Enjoyable Sunburn ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $3.99 9.99
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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