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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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✨✧ Roy AyersCoffy – Coffy Is The Color/Aragon/Brawling Broads/Exotic Dance (2 x 7" single set) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1973. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A totally cool little record – a double 7" single that brings together 4 of the best tracks from the Coffy soundtrack of the 70s – that fantastic blacksplitation film that was Roy Ayers' entry into the genre! All the tracks are great – from the catchy funky soul of the theme ... read more 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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Erykah Badu & James PoyserTempted (vocal, inst) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Yep Roc, 2019. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $9.99
A very different version of this classic cut by Squeeze – done with slow-building, soul-based instrumentation – and given some really great vocals from both Badu and Poyser! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes download!)

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BagsHey Girl/Beautiful Birds ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Two fantastic tracks from Bags – a sweet soul group who recorded briefly for the GSF label at the start of the 70s! "Hey Girl" is prime east coast group material – with this sweetly-flowing lead that feels like some of the best Larry Sanders work of the time – warm, but ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(We're told this pressing is nearly sold out...get it while it's gettable!)

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Baroque Jazz TrioOrientasie/Largo ... 7-inch
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two fantastic tracks from this groundbreaking French group of the 70s – neither of which were on their famous album for the Saravah label! "Orientasie" has this slow-building mix of plucked cello and drums, then switches to bowing of the cello whole harpsichord grooves into the mix ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ethel BeattyI Know You Care/It's Your Love ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hot slice of early 80s, post-disco soul produced by Roy Ayers! On "I Know You Care", Ethyl uses a sexy, breathy, Minnie Riperton kind of approach that accents the deep thumping bass, drums and claps, and the scratchy guitar very nicely! Overall the track has a bit poppier of a sound ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Big John KPoor Souls/Marching Home ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
A really moody funk track, with a very unusual vibe! "Poor Souls" has this nice slow-stepping groove – piano loping around the bassline, while an electric sitar gets wiggier in the background – all while Big John K sings the blue-tinged lyrics in a nice deep voice! "Marc ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ JP Bimeni & The Black BeltsKeep On Running/I Miss You (Remixed) ... 7-inch
Tucxone (Spain), 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Plenty of fast-riffing guitar sets the scene for "Keep On Running" – a tune that has JP Bimeni sounding even more classic than ever – as if he's just walked out of a time machine from some lost southern soul studio session in the 60s! JP's not one of these singers who sounds ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Ivory/Fatback BandI Keep Asking YouQuestions/Going To See My Baby – Best Of Perception & Today Records ... 7-inch
Perception/BBE (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
An early stunner from Black Ivory – a great groover, done with kind of a bouncy lilting groove that has lots of bass, and a good mix with the group's harmony vocals! One of the funkiest from Fatback – "Goin' to See My Baby" is especially tough, and starts out with a massive ... 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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Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats feat Ike TurnerRocket 88/Come Back Where You Belong ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A classic track that some folks claim was one of the first-ever rock and roll records – but which, to our ears, just sounds like some killer R&B! Jackie Brenston wasn't actually the lead act – he was just the singer for Ike Turner's group at the time – but the cut was ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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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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Ugo Busoni/Gerardo IacoucciRullio/Violenza ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Tight funky drums kick of "Rullio" – a wicked bit of sound library funk that has these really evil keyboards moving up and down – echoing a slasher horror edge, but with a lot more funk in the mix overall! "Violenza" has more great drums too – a bit more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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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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✨✧ Ray CamachoMovin On/Si Si Puede ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight, Late 60s. New Copy ... $6.99 8.99
Funky west coast Latin from Ray Camacho – two excellent tunes, back to back! "Movin On" is an excellent groove with a bassline and percussion moving so fast, and so tightly together – it's hard to believe they're played by a combo – all peppered by horns, and sewn ... 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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Daniela Casa/Remigio DucrosBaterasso/Canottaggio ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
We're not sure how to translate "Baterasso" – but to us, the word may well just mean "funk" – as the tune's this funky monster with heavy drums, a great-paced bassline, and these claps that move all up and down the groove alongside some percussion! "Canottaggio& ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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Channels 4/Carla & The CarlettesCross My Heart/Groovin ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 10.98
Two rare soul tracks – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "Cross My Heart" is a different version of the Billy Stewart tune – done here by the "Channels 4" in this very unusual group soul mode – kind of harmony soul, but very rough around the edges, with ... 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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Chuck CisselDon't Tell Me You're Sorry/Do You Believe ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $7.99
A mighty sweet groove from Chuck Cissel – a singer who's got a way of soaring with the groove – which is an approach that works perfectly here! "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry" has this vibe that's maybe a bit more upbeat than the message of the lyrics – but that's a-OK ... 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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✨✧ DarondoListen To My Song/Didn't I ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, New Copy ... $6.99 8.98
A pair of Darando's most classic jams perfectly paired on a 45! While both tracks are an amazing bit of falsetto soul, "Listen To My Song" is raw, searching and spiritual in the vocal and lyricism that cuts pretty deep. "Didn't I" has an infectious raspy guitar bit at the start, ... 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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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisL'Allenatore Nel Pallone – Mundialito (edit)/L'Allenatore Nel Pallone (Seq 1 Titoli) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1984. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Two of the grooviest tracks from the score to L'Allenatore Nel Pallone – both issued here on a limited 45! "Mundialito" has a Braziliany groove at the bottom, with lots of cuica next to percussion – but the overall rhythm is more leaping and Italian, and a chorus does all ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Peppino De Luca & I Marc 4Dorian Gray – Rito A Los Angeles/Dorian Gray (shake 3) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
Two of the funkiest tracks from the Italian film version of Dorian Gray – both real standouts in a store that was mostly moody and spooky overall! The movie was titled Il Dio Chaimato Dorian – and really shines with "Rito A Los Angeles", a tune with heavy romping drums and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Tony DrakeLiving In The Footsteps Of Another Man/Hey World ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2005. New Copy ... $6.99
Incredible new work from Tony Drake – a singer who recorded briefly for Brunswick and Musicor back in the day, and the artist who originally wrote this hit for The Chi-Lites! Tony's singing here as if it's still the early 70s – deep soul lead, backed by sweet harmonies – all set ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ E LiveI'll Have You Tonight/Funktown Nights ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
E Live had us from the opening second of "I'll Have You Tonight" – with a spare, but floor shaking beat, triple strength bass groove and spacey synth and swirling atmosphere. "Funktown Towns" has a similar vibe, the synth even more prominent on this side. 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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✨✧ Dee EdwardsWhy Can't There Be Love/I Can Deal With That ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 8.98
Funky work from Detroit's Dee Edwards – a tune that's almost a fuzzy take on earlier Motown soul modes – still romping, but with lots of trippy guitar around the edges – and echoey production that's almost got a Westbound vibe, as does the guitar! "I Can Deal With That" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Coke EscovedoI Wouldn't Change A Thing/Rebirth ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Coke Escovedo always warms our heart with his 70s classic "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" – an amazing track that has a funky fusion flavor and almost a Larry Mizell-styled groove – compressed keyboards and guitar riffing away beautifully next to Coke's conga lines – all ... 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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✨✧ 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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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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Gillespie & Co featuring RaphaeliaHe's A Hustler (vocal, DJ Tron hustlin rmx) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
Massive drums kick off "He's A Hustler" – setting the groove for a fast bassline, riffing guitar, and funky flute – all of which give the whole thing a great blacksploitation soundtrack vibe, which really fits with the female vocals on the theme! The main cut's more than ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GratitudeWe Are Here To Party/Loving You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Gratitude are definitely here to party – stepping out of the gate with a mighty quick tempo that sets up the tune nicely – as bursting horns intersperse with the catchy, upbeat lyrics – definitely a call to the dancefloor! "Loving You" has this cool moogy keyboard ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Muriel GrossmannGolden Rule (edit)/Okan Ti Aye (edit) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A limited single with two great spiritual tracks from saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – both issued here in special edits! "Golden Rule" is the title track from Grossmann's great album of the same name – and features Muriel blowing soprano sax in this long-flowing way that spins ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Spider HarrisonBeautiful Day (vocal, drums) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Spider Harrison has some massive drums underneath his vocals here – working with a bassline at a pace that's even quicker than the speed of his vocals, which have this dark, sinister vibe! The flipside focuses even more on the drums – and has the whole thing in this really crispy, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Muhavishla Ravi Hatchud & The Indo Jazz FollowingBombay Palace (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Outernational (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
A sweet bit of Indo Jazz – but one that's quite different than the Joe Harriott experiments with the format in the 60s! Instead, this groove has more of a funky sitar feel – ala the Ravi Harris records from 20 years back – a tight funk combo with an electric sitar going all wild ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 500!)

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Joe HicksDon't It Make You Feel Funky/I Gotta Be Free ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
This tune certainly makes us feel funky – as Joe Hicks has these gritty vocals in the lead, which crackle nicely over the fast moving drums and horns, which are peppered by a slightly bluesy guitar! "I Gotta Be Free" is more in a Northern soul mode – and like the a-side, was ... 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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Howlin WolfHow Many More Years/Moanin' At Midnight ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.98
Killer early work by Howlin Wolf – a fantastic early single for Chess Records! "How Many More Years" has as much romping piano as fuzzy guitar – but fuzziest of all are the Wolf's vocals – which are superb! "Moanin At Midnight" is great, too – slower, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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✨✧ Baby HueyHard Times/Listen To Me ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
One of the best-remembered tunes from this Curtom funk legend – a track that begins witht his famous break made from drums and fluttering flute – then rolls into a super-righteous lyric that's delivered with all the majesty that Baby Huey had to offer! "Listen To Me" is also ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Chuck JacksonSilencer/Little By Little ... 7-inch
Wand/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
A cool one from Chuck Jackson – his take on the great theme song to the Matt Helm film "The Silencer" – but done in a romping soul style that's very different than the original! "Little By Little" is another upbeat number from Chuck – the kind of dancefloor ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jack JacobsI Believe It's Alright (vocal, extended) (with bonus zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
A rare bit of blue-eyed soul from the Philly scene of the 70s – tight and funky, with this romping bassline that really drives the whole thing along – as Jack Jacobs croons out a meaningful lead that's got a strong Free Soul vibe! The tune's got this warmly funky quality that's great ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – with bonus 16 page Melozine magazine, with pages of information on Jack – and an article on Zeriiya Zekkariyas, aka Linda Womack!)

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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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George JohnsonWake Me Up/Penn Walk ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
George Johnson is plenty woke on this tight funky number – a tune that explodes with heavy drums, popping bass, and riffing guitar beneath George's super-powerful vocals in the lead – which then step aside for a mighty tenor solo in the middle! "Penn Walk" follows in a very ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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September Jones/Pied Piper PlayersChink A Chank Baby/That's What Love Is ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks from Detroit's Pied Piper Productions! "Chink A Chank Baby" has soaring horns that match the upbeat grooves – and the vocals by September Jones really take off too – all with this Northern Soul mode that's very different than you might expect from the clunky ... 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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✨✧ Kansas City ExpressThis Is The Place (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Ocean Of Tears/Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A rare sweet soul single from Kansas City Express! The group was actually based closer to Springfield, MO than KC – but they have a sound that would do any midwest scene plenty proudly! "This Is The Place" has a laidback, but rich sound – with lovely female lead vocals and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kindred The Family SoulNever Loved You More/Magic Happen ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2014. New Copy ... $9.99 12.00
A warm little groove from Kindred The Family Soul – one with a bubbling rhythm and light riffing guitar that almost takes us back to "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" – and which has a mix of spoken and lead vocals that almost evoke the same vibe! "Magic ... 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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Krzysztof Komeda with Bernt RosengrenKnife In Water ... 7-inch
Polskie Nagrania/Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
A seminal moment in Polish jazz – and in the soundtrack career of Krzystof Komeda, too! The rare EP features reedman Bernt Rosengren working with Komeda's trio – laying down amazing music from the film Knife In Water – but in a live performance from the the 1961 Jazz Jamboree ... 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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Trailer Limon feat E Live & B BravoLove Don't Pay The Bills/Dancing With Somebody ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
"Love Don't Pay" has a sweet keyboard line right at the start – almost a stepping 70s AOR groove, but more soulful too – and even more so once the great lyrics come in and start stepping back and forth with the grooves! "Dancing With Somebody" is an mellower groover ... 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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✨✧ Loose JointsIs It All Over My Face? (female voc, male voc) ... 7-inch
West End/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
One of the strangest club tracks from the West End years – but a great one! The cut's an obvious reference to some of the more sensual practices of the club scene, and it's got a nice dark sound to it that's a good example of the way that late disco, early house, and post-punk sounds were ... 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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✨✧ Lucid ParadiseLittle Mo Betta/Tonight (Love's High remix) (brown marble vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Fantastic soul from Lucid Paradise – a group who work here with a soaring, joyous vibe that takes us back to the best underground club of the early 80s! The beats are contemporary, but the keyboards and group vocals are very old school – and the whole thing sounds like it came from ... 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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Mama's GunSpooks/Golden Days ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 8.99
"Spooks" is a nicely laidback tune – one that begins with almost Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beats, moving at a slow pace – while the lead vocal echoes Nina Simone a bit, before things fill in, and give the whole thing a more modern soul style! "Golden Days" has ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Ronnie McNeir & Instant GrooveMy Baby/Hold On (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... $16.99
A rare 80s track from Detroit soul legend Ronnie McNeir – a very obscure recording with the Instant Groove combo – done in a sweet stepping modern soul mode! The tune's got a fantastic midtempo groove – and Ronnie's vocals flow out with a majesty we don't hear on his 70s records ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies!)

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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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✨✧ Mike & The Censations (Mike James Kirkland)Don't Mess With Me/There Is Nothing I Can Do About It ... 7-inch
Highland/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
Heavenly soul cut by Mike James Kirkland and his early soul group The Censations! "There Is Nothing" is a beautiful sweet soul ballad, with excellent harmonies – and "Don't Mess" is more of an uptempo number, with a good groove, and tight deep soul harmonies by Mike, as ... 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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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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Devin MorrisonNo (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
NBN, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 10.98
A crackling cut from the great Bussin album by Devin Morrison – served up here with a sweet instrumental take too! The beats are lean and the bass is heavy – this slow-stepping cosmic flow that's drenched in soul – at a level that almost makes Devin's slightly disorted vocals one ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition red vinyl pressing!)

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9th CreationMellow Music/Step Ahead ... 7-inch
Past Due, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
Most folks know 9th Creation as a heavy funk band, but they're also pretty darn great on mellower moments too – working in all the complexity of their funky arrangements, but with a laidback vibe that's maybe even more impressive! "Mellow Music" definitely has that right sort of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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✨✧ Ourra feat AlenaDon't You Know (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Star Creature/Tugboat Editions, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
If you don't know by now, the Star Creature/Tugboat Editions camp are delivering some spaciest club grooves around – and this gem by Ourra and vocalist Alena is another gem! "Don't You Know" has a lean, though plenty propellent beat and snapping bass line under cosmic keys and sweet ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of ChicagoJe Suis Un Sauvage/Le Moral Necessaire ... 7-inch
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
A really amazing relic from the Saravah Records label – home to the famous collaboration between Brigitte Fontaine and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and also this lesser-known AEOC single with singer Alfred Panou! The style here is much more rootsy thanh the work with Fontaine – ... 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 ... $7.99 8.99
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)... $9.99 10.98
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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Phenomenal Hand Clap BandTraveler's Prayer/Stepped Into The Light ... 7-inch
Magnifreeq, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
Funky soul from Phenomenal Hand Clap Band – a group who bring some nice 80s elements into their music, while still keeping things nice and warm overall! "Traveler's Prayer" almost feels like soulful fusion from The Crusaders generation – with a great female singer who comes ... 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
Also available Familiar To Me/Lucky ... 7-inch 9.99

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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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✨✧ Proh Mic & E LiveWhatcha Waitin For/Baby I Got It ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A pair of modern boogie funk heavies pair up for killer couple of club jams on Star Creature! "Whatcha Wain For?" kicks off with a tight beats, bass and bright bubbling 80s synth, and works perfectly well in that style before the vocals come in and really take it a higher level – a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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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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✨✧ RampOld One Two/Paint Me Any Color (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $10.99
Rare material from the legendary Ramp – two tracks produced by Roy Ayers after the group's classic first album – issued here on a limited 7" single! "Old One Two" sounds like something that would have been right at home on Come Into Knowledge – a bumping groover ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rockie RobbinsGood Life/Let's Groove ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $7.99
Two new groovers from the legendary Rockie Robbins – an underground soul hero in the 80s, really back in fine form here! "Good Life" is a tune that's as upbeat as you might guess from its title – positive, upbeat, and stepping forth with a groove that's as great as its ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David Ruffin with Laverna MasonI Wanna Be With You/Still In Love With You ... 7-inch
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A heavenly late 70s track from David Ruffin – a groove that bubbles with a warm sound and a modern soul vibe – almost more Leon Ware than some of David's earlier work – and we mean that in the best way possible! Laverna Mason sings with Ruffin on the chorus – and the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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