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Funky 45's — In Stock — 7-inch

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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Afro NationalTemedi Oh/Den Kick ... 7-inch
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Two great tracks by this group from Sierra Leone! "Temedi Oh" has this fast-moving groove that's totally wonderful – followed by guitar that riffs along in quick time with the pulsating bass, and topped with a vocal call that's like icing on the cake! "Den Kick" is a bit ... read more 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)... $24.99
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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Aly-UsFollow Me (voc, dub) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A nice smooth house track from Strictly Rhythm's salad days, with a nicely bouncing bassline – and one that was HUGE here in Chicago! There's this really moody keyboard line at the start – before the beats pump up and the vocals really get fantastic! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Badbadnotgood feat Little DragonTried (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
A great little number from Badbadnotgood with Little Dragon – a pretty spot on synthesis of the versatile, jazz-inspired groove of the former and moody electronic soul of the latter, especially singer Yukimi Nagano! "Tried" doesn't have to try too hard to pull is from the beginning, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nat BirchallObeah Man/Seeking ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A fantastic track from the great Nat Birchall – a number that bounds right out of the gate with a modal rhythm that's completely wonderful – then really takes on a strong, soulful shape when Nat soars out on a soprano saxophone solo! "Seeking" has a different groove – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nat BirchallTunji/Mode For Trane ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Tenorist Nat Birchall takes on the great Coltrane tune "Tunji" – a perfect fit for Nat, given how much spiritual jazz he's got in his music! The tune has a great modal groove – thanks to a quartet that includes John Ellis on piano, Michael Bardon on bass, and Andy Hay on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby BoydI Like What You Do To Me/Girl Like You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $7.99
There's some sweet 80s basswork on this one – that kind of dipping pedal groove that's peppered with plenty of keyboards – all making for this bright, crackling sound that gets plenty of deeper soul elements from Bobby Boyd's vocals! Lots of percussion kicks off "Girl I Like ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby BoydLove Goddess/Good News ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Two rare groovers from Bobby Boyd! "Love Goddess" has this great sort of building vibe at the start – a bit like the way the "Shaft" theme rolls in, but totally different too – especially when Bobby hits the great lyric in the lead! "Good News" is as ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dee Dee BridgewaterLittle B's Poem/People Make The World Go Round ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
A unique Japanese-only single – one that features two of the best tracks from the legendary Afro Blue album by Dee Dee Bridgewater! First up is her take on the Bobby Hutcherson classic "Little B's Poem" – a completely wonderful vocal version that, to us, even blows away the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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California PlayboysJust Say A Four Letter Word/She's A Real Sweet Woman ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1976. New Copy ... $11.99
A great bit of sharply-timed funk from the California Playboys – a tune that's got some great changes at the start, then rolls into a wicked groove that supports the vocals with this nicely-toned riffing guitar! The flipside has an equally great sound – the kind of funk group that can ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Candy & The Kisses/Val SimpsonAre You Trying To Get Rid Of Me/Mr Creator ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1985. New Copy ... $11.99
Candy & The Kisses come on with a great Northern soul stormer here – the wonderful "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me" – a song penned by the trio of Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, and the young Valerie Simpson! Ashford & Simpson also handled "Mr Creator" – ... 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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Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... $2.99
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Channel 3Sweetest Thing/Someone Else's Arms ... 7-inch
Dakar/Solid (Japan), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... $19.99
These guys are a great little vocal group from the glory days of Brunswick. They never cut a full LP, but this is an excellent little single that's got two great sides. "Sweetest Thing" is a nice loping groover – a bit like work by The Artistics, with a similar flair for a hook. ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leonard ChinWhat More Can I Say (dance mix 83, original) ... 7-inch
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stelvio CiprianiBersaglio Altezza Uomo – Titoli/Caccia Mortale ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
Always-great 70s music from Stelvio Cipriani – the Italian soundtrack maestro who got his start a bit later than some of his contemporaries, but followed through with a range of amazing sounds in the decade! This single brings together two of the best tracks from the film Bersaglio Altezza ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CJ & CoRainmaker/Let Them Talk ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Como MamasHold On To God's Unchanging Hand/You've Got To Move ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A pair of raw gospel soul gems from the Como Mamas – gritty but beautiful songs from the Move Upstairs sessions just as worthy as any tracks on that records, but unreleased til this great single! "Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand" is a traditional gospel tune stripped to the soulful ... 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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Niki Dave & Afro KidsShoreza Inyange/Amayaya ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
Great grooves from Burundi – two very rare tracks! "Shoreza Inyange" begins with a keyboard flow, then takes a break for a spoken/shouted part from the lead singer – before the whole group rolls into the mix, and soars up the tune with tight horns and rhythms, ensemble vocals ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rudy De AndaMirror/Los Canarios (green vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
A sweet little number with a sunny California vibe – equal parts rock and soul, with a guitar line that fades in to echo the waves of the surf – while Rudy De Anda delivers a vocal over romping drums! "Los Canarios" is slower, with plenty of echoey guitar tripping over slow ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited green colored vinyl pressing.)

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Francois De RoubaixL'Homme Orchestre – Repetition/Piti Piti Pas (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Fantastic work from this very cool soundtrack – two upbeat, groovy tunes that are both centerpieces of the famous score by Francois De Roubaix! "Repetition" is already great – and "Piti Piti Pas" is even cooler, with lots of weird touches and rhythms! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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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)... $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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Eddie & ErnieIndication/Nice To Be Near ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Dee EdwardsPut The World On Hold/Put Your Love On The Line ... 7-inch
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Famous Ward Singers/Jessy DixonI'm Getting Richer/Wade In The Water ... 7-inch
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), 1960. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99
Two gospel gems – back to back on a single 45! "I'm Getting Richer" is this beautiful tune that has a spare vamping rhythm, peppered with just the right use of jazzy organ – all to set the tone for a superbly soulful lead vocal from Clara Ward! The great Jessy Dixon is on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Syl ForemanBefore I Leave You/Before I Leave You Baby ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99
Syl Foreman really belts it out of the park on "Before I Leave You" – a tune that's almost got Syl popping the microphone levels into the red, as he romps along with the jaunty guitar and organ in the groove! The tune's a bit deep soul, but funkier – and the drums really go ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aretha FranklinAtlantic Singles 1967 (5 X 7 inch box set) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set (reissue)... $49.99
A wonderful document of a crucial year in the life of Aretha Franklin – 1967, the year in which she really found her wings, and took off in the company of Atlantic Records! Atlantic really helped Aretha find just the right sort of setting for her magnificent vocals – kind of a more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – in a hardcover book!)

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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 ... $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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Peggy GainesWhen The Boy That You Love/Everybody Knows ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two originally-unissued 60s soul tracks – back to back on a 45! "When The Boy That You Love" is a sweet stepper from Peggy Gaines – a track that has a nice slow swing in the groove, which sets up a bright sound that's perfect for Peggy's interpretation of the lyric – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Durul GenceBlack Cat/Boo Song ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
"Black Cat" is a groovy little tune from Turkish rocker Durul Gence – maybe slightly more Anglo-styled than music from some of his contemporaries, but in a really great way! Lyrics are in English, and the tune's got this great groove that mixes acoustic guitar and fuzz with plenty ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ghostface Killah & Adrian YoungeGet The Money/Powerful One (2 X 7 inch picture disc with Serato Control Tone) ... 7-inch
Linear Labs, 2015/2019. New Copy 2 x 7 inch (pic cover)... $18.99 19.98
A pair of tracks from one the finest, moodiest, cinematic hip hop soul projects of the past couple decades – plus Serato Control Tones – in a beautiful 2 X 7" picture disc set! Legendarily wordy street hop hero Ghostface Killah is as energized as he's been in years on these tracks ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 500!)

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Little Johnny HamiltonApartment No 9/Cry Like A Baby ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles/LyricsI'm Just Passing Time/Now Girl ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1964/1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Two previously-unissued soul tracks – both making their vinyl debut! "I'm Just Passing Time" is sublime harmony soul from Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles – a tune with a slow but hard drum beat at the bottom – which paces things out as the harmonies soar to the skies ... 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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Barbara HowardI Don't Want Your Love/The Man Above (pink vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Remined/Colemine, 1970. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A rare non-album track from Barbara Howard – and a completely badass bit of female funk that may well be one of the heaviest tunes we've ever heard from the singer! The cut moves nice and fast – congas working with organ lines and quick-riffing guitar – while Howard trades fierce ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pink vinyl pressing.)

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Tommy HuntNew Neighborhood/I'm Lonely For You ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
The magnificent voice of Tommy Hunt is in a perfect setting here – stepping strings over a great uptown soul groove – cool and classy, but also pretty darn catchy – putting Hunt in the same sort of territory as Chuck Jackson or Jerry Butler on their best mid 60s groovers! The cut ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Milton James & The Creators/KenardMy Lonely Feeling/What Did You Gain By That ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Stone funky soul from Milton James & The Creators – a tune that's got this vamping, stomping vibe that feels like it was laid down by The Ramsey Lewis trio of the mid 60s – topped with great interplay between Milt and the group! The flipside features "What Did You Gain By ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby JamesonVietnam (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Mira/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Vietnam was a terrible war, but it did give the world some fantastic songs – like this raw, gritty number from Bobby Jameson – a tune that's clearly a takeoff on the Bo Diddley style of rhythm, but which has a much more powerful message! Drums are pounding and full of echo, cut through ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jay DeeRico Suave Bossa Nova (Mr Thing edit)/Come Get It ... 7-inch
Alim (UK), Early 2000s/2019. New Copy ... $11.99
2 sides of classic era Jay Dee circa Welcome 2 Detroit – including a tight Mr. Thing edit! "Rico Suave Bossa Nova" has always been a stunner in the Dilla catalog – as diverse of a beatmaker and producer as he always was, the bossa beat and jazzy piano backdrop on this one ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Thelma JonesI Can't Stand It/Only Yesterday ... 7-inch
Numero, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A rare indie track from Thelma Jones – recorded down in Florida with a nicely burning groove! "I Can't Stand It" moves along at a slow-stepping, yet funky sort of pace – with a chunky rhythm that really lets Thelma take off with her vocals in the lead! "Only ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby KingIf You Don't Want My Love/Lovers By Night ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $7.99
A fantastic bit of modern soul – both cuts are great! "If You Don't Want My Love" begins with this cool moogy keyboard part over the groove – then Bobby King comes in to warm the whole thing up with his nicely measured vocal approach – really flowing along with the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Brussels Art QuintetVas-Y Voir/Four Paul S ... 7-inch
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A very cool group from the Belgian jazz scene of the 60s – one we've never heard before, but who we'll definitely be looking for after hearing this single! The lineup features the great Babs Robert on tenor, with Daniel Max Schellekens on guitar, Jean-Pierre Destree on vibes, Marial Van ... 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 ... $8.99 9.99
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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Michel LegrandLes Demoisilles De Rochefort – Chanson Des Jumelles/A Pair Of Twins (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
A beautiful pic sleeve 7" single – one that brings together two of the grooviest tracks from the Michel Legrand soundtrack to Les Demoisilles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – upbeat, jazzy, and totally swinging – and very French too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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LexiaGood Morning To You/Love Light (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... 7-inch
MGM/Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
Two fantastic tracks from Lexia – issued here on a limited Japanese 45! "Good Morning To You" is one of the hallmark tracks from the trio – this quick-romping number with jazzy piano and bass at the core – topped with a positive female lead vocal, which soars even more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sami Linna QuartetMode For Tomorrow/Umoya ... 7-inch
Timmion, 2019. New Copy ... $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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Los KeysMister TCB (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
There's a great mix of sock-soul and funk going on here – as a raw-voiced lead singer belts out the lyric over riffing guitar and romping drums – all while some horns come into the mix, cooking things up with almost a Texas soul sort of style! Part 2 is nice and loose, with some great ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mac & PartyZandale/Kiss To Kiss ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
Fantastic sounds from Mac & Party – two rare tracks recorded in Mombasa during the 60s! "Zandale" begins with this strutting spare guitar part, which then gets laced with these snakey, exotic keyboard lines – played on just a small set of notes, in a way that shows that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MademoiselleDumbarada/C'Est L'Amour C'Est La Vie (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $17.99
Two catchy female French numbers – back to back on a single 45! "Dumbarada" has this leaping, loping style – topped with sing-song vocals that romp along with a bit of horns! "C'est L"Amour C'est La Vie" is even more unusual – sweet groovy pop at one ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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Toshiro MayuzumiBeast Must Die EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1959. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
A tense crime soundtrack from Japan – served up in a host of shorter tracks with a really evocative feel! There's a definite jazz bent to some of the music, but given the brevity of the tunes, most numbers don't have standout solos – just strong use of key sonic elements in a really ... 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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Menahan Street BandThere's A New Day Coming/Tommy Don't ... 7-inch
Daptone/Dunham, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
Sweet, slow rolling funky soul on one side and more uptempo groove on the other! "There's A Day Coming" was originally recorded to back the late great Charles Bradley, and it's got the right kind of tender guitar groove and gritty underbelly for that job, but it's nicely done by the band ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mighty Whites/Jacqueline JonesGiven My Life/A Frown On My Face ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
We've never heard of the Mighty Whites, but they do a great job on "Given My Life" – a tune that has a cool guitar lick in the lead, then fills with funky horns over fast drums – all while a a warm soul vocal crests over the top! "A Frown On My Face" is equally ... 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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Phillip Mitchell/Ray GodfreyI'll See You In Hell First/I Ain't Giving Up ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual tune for the great Phillip Mitchell – as the cut has this righteous vibe that's almost more like Curtis Mayfield at Curtom Records – with heavy funk at the bottom, soaring strings on the top, and some really badass lyrics right down the middle! Ray Godfrey is on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie MooreWho Told You/Same Change ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
Early work from Jackie Moore – a great funky cut recorded for Wand Records before her greater fame at Atlantic – with this sock-soul sound that's really amazing, and a very different setting for Jackie's always-great vocals! "Same Change" is great too – with this ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Edith Moreno/Helen Hollins SingersGet Ready For Judgement Day/He Gave It To Me ... 7-inch
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), 1983. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Edith Moreno really soars in the lead here – making "Judgement Day" a mighty gospel groover – working with strong backup singers, fast-riffing guitar, and a groove that's a lot funkier than you might expect – a fantastic mix of spiritual message and soulful clubby ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ennio Morricone/Bruno NicolaiL'Anticristo – Il Buio/La Luce (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $18.99
Wild work from Ennio Morricone – and not usually the kind of track you'd expect to find on a 7" single! "Il Buio" has all these fast-moving, really sinister violins at the start – almost raging like a swarm of angry hornets – before mellowing out about halfway ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 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)... $9.99
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(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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Noble HustleSham Time/Train Wreck ... 7-inch
Lugnut Brand, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Noble Hustle serve up a great version of the Eddie Harris classic "Sham Time" – with a saxophone lead that feels as if it's the same Varitone that Eddie might have used in the 60s – punched up with funkier drums and lots of freewheeling Hammond! "Train Wreck" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Irene NonisThis Love/Night Stuff ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
A great slinky groove for the vocals of Irene Nonis – a tune co-written with Nicola Conte, who produced and also plays guitar on the cut! The track's got an easygoing vibe – with congas under keyboards, almost feeling like a sweet-stepping 70s tune! "Night Stuff" is maybe ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie Parker/Sandra RichardsonCrying Clown/Deserted Garden ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
"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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ParliamentsSgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (studio instrumental takes 3 & 8) ... 7-inch
Tuff City, 1967. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
George Clinton's legendary group takes on the music of The Beatles – but at an instrumental level that features lots of wicked guitar from Eddie Hazel on the first take! The song gets a nicely chunky, nicely funky groove – and there's definitely enough difference in the two takes to ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee Scratch Perry & The UpsettersJungle Lion/Freak Out Skank ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 1974. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Lee Perry at his best – really finding the best mix of Jamaican rhythms and wilder production that made him a legend! "Jungle Lion" has echoes of Al Green's "Love & Happiness" throughout – blended with lots of echo, weird effects, and a trippy rhythm that's ... (Reggae, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PreachermannFamiliar To Me/Lucky ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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PretendersJust Be Yourself/It's Everything About You That I Love ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A soaring modern soul tune from The Pretenders – not the famous Ohio Rock group, but an obscure soul act who do a wonderful job of harmonizing along with the groove! "Just Be Yourself" is an uptempo message cut that's totally great – in the more righteous side of the disco ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Prophet & His DisciplesYou Fool You Fool (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $9.99
A rare funky cut from the studios of Detroit wizard Dave Hamilton – a two-part monster that deals with the evils of drugs – and which has an almost Westbound Records-like mix of soulful vocals, fuzzy guitars, and heavy funk! The production is amazing – almost beating George ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rasputin StashMake Up Your Mind/You Are My Everything ... 7-inch
Family Groove, 1976. New Copy ... $6.99
Two never-issued tracks by Chicago funk legends Rasputin Stash – both of them totally great! "Make Up Your Mind" has this slow funk groove that's wonderful – totally badass, totally Curtom – with a start that takes its time getting to the vocals – which themselves ... 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 ... $12.99
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Santa Maria RomitelliAldo E Ulla/Beat Del Panfilo ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
Two very groovy tracks from the score to the film Top Sensation – both of them great! "Aldo E Ulla" has snapping drums and this very cool organ – moving between melody and this cool squishy sound across the keyboard – all in a way that reminds us of the great use of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Rugged NuggetsRugged Walk/Take Me With You ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
Guitar, bass, and drums all really seem to love each other to death at the start of "Rugged Walk" – coming on with a unified groove that's peppered with horns in just the right way – while the guitar kind of wangles a bit of a solo next to a trumpet, and the whole thing ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Scone Cash PlayersCanned Champagne (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Jason Joshua serves up some great raw vocals on "Canned Champagne" – a tune that should be more of a cold 40, given the raunchy grooves it serves up! There's plenty of riffing guitar, a blast of horns, and some nice organ too – all even more upfront on the instrumental mix. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie ShaneAny Other Way/Sticks & Stones ... 7-inch
Sue/Numero, 1962. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
Two fantastic tracks from Jackie Shane! "Any Other Way" is a great mix of deep soul vocals with an uptown sort of vibe – a tune that's got this slow-stepping bassline that burns at the bottom, while piano tinkles and horns come up at the end – but all in a mode that's cool ... 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)... $22.99
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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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkI'd Better (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet funky soul from Carlton Jumel Smith – a great singer whose voice brings a nice sense of humanity to the tune – while Cold Diamond & Mink serve up some crackling drums, warm horn lines, and a great little groove! CDM are all alone on the flip – the instrumental take on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Soul SurfersSummer Madness (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
The Soul Surfers take on the genius of late 70s Kool & The Gang – turning out their own version of "Summer Madness" – in a way that's every bit as stretched-out and mellow-tripping as the original! The two part number definitely makes the most of the extra space – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Soul SurfersTribute To The JBs – Popcorn With A Feeling/Givin Up Food For Funk ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 10.99
The text on the cover looks a lot like a classic JBs album from the 70s – which is no mistake, as the Soul Surfers turn their own funky talents to a pair of killer cuts from that famous James Brown funk band! "Popcorn With A Feeling" is done with a vibe that's nicely different from ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Soul Surfers with Myron & EYou Can Run (But You Can't Hide) From My Love (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99
Myron & E add in some great vocals here – that really classic old school style they use in their own records, but maybe even deeper here – and with a production style that makes them more hard-hitting than sweet, in a way that really matches the funky currents of The Soul Surfers! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stick CatsDon't Drive The Geese/Water Treatments ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A raw instrumental with a nicely-stripped down vibe – riffing guitar, heavy drums, and a sweet organ line that bubbles all over the top with a great array of sounds – before letting both the drums and guitar step out and solo on their own! "Water Treatments" has the guitar ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Claudio TallinoSpell/M23 ... 7-inch
Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
Two funky tracks from this rare Italian soundtrack! "Spell" has tight drums, a fast bassline, and this bold guitar line that echoes out almost with a western sort of vibe – but much funkier overall – especially when it gets a bit fuzzy in the middle! "M23" has a ... 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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Three DimensionFreak Call/I Want You Back ... 7-inch
Fame/Family Groove, 1983. New Copy ... $8.99
Late, but great work from the Muscle Shoals scene – two rare tracks that were never issued after being cut at the studio in 1983 – issued here for the first time ever! "Freak Call" is a bass-heavy bit of early 80s funk – as you might guess from the "freak" in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies. Hand-Stamped white label on black vinyl.)

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Jonny TobinSunrise/Super Genius ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A soulful blend of beats and keys from Jonny Tobin! "Sunrise" is as warm as it's title, wherin Vancouver's JT kind of utilizes the keys, synth bass and other tools of the trade of modern funk & boogie soul producers, but there's there's something more deeply imbued with classic soul ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Toni Tony Tone/Sydney YoungbloodTell Me Mama/Wherever You Go (Femifem mix) (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 90s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
Funky soul from the start of the 90s – a special split single that features "Tell Me Mama" by Toni Tony Tone – and "Wherever You Go", in a rare Femifem mix! One cover features Toni Tony Tone, the back features Sydney Youngblood – and the whole thing is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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Ultimate Ovation & The Force Of Power with McKinley JacksonBaby Girl/Stomp The World ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A funky track, but with some great sweet soul vocals – harmonies that unite and break nicely over the slow-stepping drums and bass – all with a sinister vibe that has us pretty spooked about this baby girl! "Stomp The World" features an appearance by classic soul legend ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John ValentiAnything You Want/Why Don't We Fall ... 7-inch
Ariola/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
A blue-eyed soul classic from John Valenti – despite the black and white eye image on the cover! "Anything You Want" has a warm jazzy groove, great keyboards, and the kind of cresting vocals you'd expect to hear on one of Stevie Wonder's best cuts from the 70s! "Why Don't We ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)

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Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band featuring Patrick AdamsBarely Breaking Even (Louie Vega boogie mix radio, Louie Vega boogie mix radio inst) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic return to form for everyone involved – as underground club legends Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess get a whole new groove from Louie Vega – but with a warmly soaring vibe that's a great update of their classic approach! "Barely Breaking Even" is a classic from the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Velvet UndergroundSunday Morning/Femme Fatale (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
A beautiful Japanese pic sleeve – featuring two of the "hits" from the first album by the Velvet Underground with Nico – packaged in a front cover that replicates the Andy Warhol banana image, and a back cover that features the rare "torso" image! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – for Japan Record Day 2019!)

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Vicious SeedsGet High Sofa/Waffleman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
Fast-riffing guitar sets up this groove nicely, and drums follow suit – moving the whole thing at a tight clip that's emphasized once congas come into the mix – while a wah wah guitar line solos over the top! "Waffleman" has heavier drums and an even funkier vibe – kind ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersManish Boy/Young Fashioned Ways ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Maybe one of the most famous Muddy Waters songs ever recorded – served up here in all its fantastically raw glory! The tune's got Waters playing a famous electric guitar vamp that may well have become the blueprint for countless bar bands to come – but serving up the lyrics with a wit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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Weizenberg GroupKyllar/Kalt ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A nicely raw bit bit funk – one that almost feels like it was lifted off some TV taped recording in the 70s – like someone was hearing a cool bit of electric piano funk, and decided to capture the whole thing on cassette! The drums lead off the tune with a nicely stark vibe, and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Witch DoctorHow Can I Win Your Love/All I Know, I Love You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare Miami soul from Witch Doctor – a singer who works here in a groove that feels like a more stripped-down approach to the TK Records style from the same scene! By that, we mean that there's a funky current going through the music, but nice and lean – with moogy keyboards that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wonk/MelrawMonk's Playhouse EP – Cyberspace Love/Think Of One (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Blue Note/Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A wonderful reimagining of the music of Thelonious Monk – one that's done in a melange of jazz and contemporary elements – in a style that's very similar to the time that Madlib visited Blue Note over a decade ago! As with that set, there's a real 21st Century vibe here – a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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Bobby Wright (Abu Talib)Blood Of An American/Everyone Should Have His Day (with zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a 16 page Melodies International zine!)

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XL MiddletonH1NDS1GHT Vol 2 – Gamin/Enjoyable Sunburn ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 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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Masao Yagi & Toshiro MayuzumiGood-Bye Moscow EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A great Japanese jazz soundtrack from the late 60s – as full of feeling and creative inspiration as some of the best French jazz scores of the New Wave! The tunes here mostly stand out as strong jazz numbers on their own – although there are a few shorter, more introspective or scene-se ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousStars Of Spring EP ... 7-inch
Ace/Spring (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 14.99
Great tracks from the Spring Records label of the 70s – two of which appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Spring was based in New York, but did a great job of bringing deeper soul singers into the big city groove – with a result that gave Spring both a strong ear for mellow ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousSuburbia Suite – Future Antiques EP (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Four very cool tracks – all brought together as a limited release in tribute to the famous Suburbia Suite series from Japan! The music is all mod, groovy, and very upbeat – and most tunes are in a vocal jazz mode, but very different than the usual torchy styles you might expect – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)
 
 



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