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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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AfrodisiaMalik (difusion edit)/A Fool No Longer ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
"Malik" is a great little track – one that seems a bit laidback at first, but which soon takes off with instrumental interplay that's complex, but still very groovy – bass, horns, and keyboards all dancing together with lots of sharp jazzy changes – only breaking 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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandScorpio/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99 9.98
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... 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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Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet soul from Jonny Benavidez – a singer who's got a voice that takes us back to the late 60s era of work by Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan – and who comes across here in an equally heartbreaking mode! Cold Diamond & Mink provide some nicely stepping grooves in the background, warmed ... 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 ... $11.99
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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Blacks & BluesChains/A Toast To The People ... 7-inch
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two rare tracks from a group that once featured Gil Scott-Heron – recording here for Flying Dutchman after Gil was signed to the label as a solo act! "Chains" is fantastic – a slow-burning, nicely righteous track with plenty of soul – and "A Toast To The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bottle TreeOpen Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to ... 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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Charles Bradley with The InversionsWhatcha Doing To Me/Strike Three ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A compelling cut from the late Charles Bradley – a track that's got a vibe that's maybe more rocksteady than some of the other work you may know from the deep soul singer – this great Jamaican vibe that seems to unlock a whole new side of his talents! "Strike Three" follows ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Braen & Raskovich (Alessandro Alessandroni/Giuliano Sorgini)Afro Beat/Afro Flower ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
Two sweet funky tracks from Braen & Raskovich – a mysterious studio duo that features some extra-heavy drums from Giuliano Sorgini! The drums alone here are great – but they're also topped by a weir spooky keyboard that's billed as a "Hammond C3" on the cover – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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✨✧ BrainstoryDead End/Mnemophobia ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Contemporary sweet soul from Brainstory – a cut that has this lightly tripping groove with a nice sparkle around the guitar – this warm quality that's really matched by the fragile, heartbreaking vocals in the lead! "Mnemophobia" has a title that's a bit headier, but a sound ... 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)... $5.99 6.98
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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Billy Butler & Infinity/Lady LeeWhatever's Fair/Simple Things ... 7-inch
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 9.98
Two great cuts from the Pride Records label – both hip and funky! "Whatever's Fair" is one of the best-remembered numbers from the Infinity recordings with Billy Butler – work that's got all the soaring soul of his 60s Chicago work, but a more righteous vibe too! "Simple ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David Camon/Johnny JacobsKeep On Doing Your Funky Thing/Ain't It Funky Doing Your Own Thing ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two rare Atlantic funk tracks – on vinyl for the first time! David Camon really grooves "Keep On Doing Your Funky Thing" – a cut with a chugging groove that's almost Norman Whitfield in the vibe, with strong lead vocals from David! "Ain't It Funky" has a very tight ... 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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Charmells/LV JohnsonI've Done It Again/Seeing Is Believing ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $7.99 14.99
A beautiful tune from The Charmells – one of the lesser-known acts on Stax/Volt in the 60s – but also one of the best! The girls have fantastic harmonies on "I've Done It Again" – a slow-stepping number that has a nicely jazzy flourish at times – quite different ... 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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✨✧ Mary ClarkTake Me I'm Yours/You Got Your Hold On Me ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1980. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A stunning clubby masterpiece – one of the most soulful singles to come from the P&P studios, and a killer groove with some really wonderful vocals! The track moves along at a slightly mellower clip than the usual P&P groove – a sweet skipping midtempo groove that's flecked ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CranesWhat's Love/Joy ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Estonia), 1975. New Copy ... $12.99
The bass in our speakers nearly jumped out of the box when we first started to play "What's Love" – a cut with this great bottom end that really gets things going, before riffing guitar builds a bridge to these cool exotic horns over the top! The vocal's got a really offbeat vibe, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CymandeBra/The Message ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.98
Two funky killers on a reissue 45! Cymande's "Bra" is a dub-heavy classic – rolling along at a compelling midtempo groove, with scattershot bass and drums, and these cool flanged out rasta vocals that make the cut super-righteous! "The Message" is probably the group's ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CymandeFug/Brothers On The Slide ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.98
Stone genius from the legendary Cymande! "Fug" is a tune with this amazing bassline and riffing guitar – all deep and complicated at the start, then opening up even more as the tune moves on – with great percussion, and this stop/start approach to the groove that's really ... 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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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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✨✧ DJ BabuSuper Duper Duck Flips Vol 3 (It's Automatic/Looking For The Perfect Beat) ... 7-inch
Dilated Junky Music, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
DJ Babu flips the beats on a pair electro era classics! His flip on Freestyle's "It's Automatic" hones in on the lean, crisp bounce really nicely, the vocoder vocal punctuation and focus on the beat as tight as can be. His flip of Bambaataa's "Looking For The Perfect Beat" is ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dave DouglasShowing Up/The Power of the Vote (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $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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Du-RitesZodiac/Monster ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
There's a slight Meters groove in the background of "Zodiac" – the way that the bassline and drums work together – but the front space of the cut's also got this unusual spoken bit, with J-Zone bad-rapping quickly, in a style that's very unusual for a funk track! The approach ... 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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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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Edwards GenerationI Like Your Style/The Love I Found In You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A great groove from San Francisco's Edwards Generation – working with strong brassy horns on "I Like Your Style" – in a way that has their lines linking nicely with the bass, all while the group call out the lyric with a unified vibe that's got a nice degree of power! There's ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairTearz/Verbal Intercourse ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
The label says El Michels, but the record also features vocals from Lee Fields & The Shacks – singing in this slow-stepping harmony chorus that often gives way more strongly to the instrumentation – in a moody, late nite funk approach that's one of the finest moments in the El ... 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)... Just Sold Out!
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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Jukka Eskola Soul TrioTiny B/Stick Of A Branch ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $9.99
Two killers from the Jukka Eskola trio – a wonderful blend of trumpet, organ, and drums! "Tiny B" has this fluid vibe that's almost like some lost 60s soul jazz number, sweetened up by Jukka – and "Stick Of A Branch" is a bit more complicated, rhythmically – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Family Daptone/100 Knights OrchestraHey Brother (Do Unto Others)/Soul Fugue (limited clear vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic bit of soul from the Daptone Family – a tune that has this mellow funk groove that almost takes us back to William DeVaughan – but which has these mighty righteous vocals from Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, and Sharon Jones! The flipside is a completely different side of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition Daptone Authorized Dealer exclusive version on clear vinyl!)

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Family Of SwedeLiving From Day To Day/Where Are You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A wicked groove from this 70s Oakland combo – one that begins with fast-riffing guitar before really opening up and sounding beautiful – glowing with a flow that comes from the way the group put their vocals together – all with a personal message of hope that never gets in the way ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Paolo FerraraAfrotheme/Percussion Blues ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
"Afrotheme" is a groove that definitely earns its name – as it's a fast-moving funky instrumental with a great bassline and lots of quick conga – then layered with riffing wah wah guitar, at a level that makes it feel like some lost "chase" theme from a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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Nico FidencoEternal Anguish/Come Back Rhythm ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
Two sweet funky tracks from the soundtrack to the Italo sex classic Emanuelle Perche Violenza Alle Donne – served up here on a mighty cool pic sleeve 45! "Eternal Anguish" has these cyclic rhythms with a bit of tribal percussion – topped by a swirling flute line that creates ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Lee Fields & The ExpressionsWake Up/You're What's Needed In My Life ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 11.99
There's some fantastic echoey drums at the start of "Wake Up" – a rousing rhythm that really gets at the message in the lyrics from Lee Fields – and which makes the whole thing one of his most powerful cuts in years! "You're What's Needed" is a slower-burning number ... 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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Neal FrancisThese Are The Days/Changes (part 1) (blue vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
Neal Francis lays down a warm blue-eyed groove here – a tune that's got a nice sort of glow that remind us of that moment when soulful styles were percolating through other genres in the 70s mainstream – almost with the kind of uplifting vibe that would have sounded great on an AM ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition blue vinyl pressing!)

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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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FuturesAin't No Time Fa Nothin'/Party Time Man ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Ain't No Time Fa Nothing" is one of the greatest tracks ever to come out of the Philly stable, and it's certainly the best track ever that was cut by this east coast vocal group! The cut's got beautiful mellow production, a nice jazzy intro, and a sweet harmony stepper's groove all the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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France GallY'A Du Soleile A Vendre/Polichinelle (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Fantastic work from France Gall – a breathy little tune with a great bossa groove – served up here in a cool replica Japanese pic sleeve single! France sounds wonderful on the tune – and there's this raspy guitar that steps along a groove too – bringing in a nice sort of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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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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Penny GoodwinWhat's Goin On/Lady Day & John Coltrane ... 7-inch
Sidney/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
A great take on the Marvin Gaye tune – and one of the few rare tracks recorded by Milwaukee's soul singer, Penny Goodwin! "What's Goin On" is tone with jazz piano, which gives the whole thing a really different vibe – although Penny soars up and down in the same groove as the ... 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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Al GreenHi Records Singles Box Set (26 X 7 inch box set – with book & 45 adapter) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. New Copy 26 x 7 inch set ... $126.99
The legendary run of classic southern soul singles by Al Green for Hi Records – in a beautiful box set! It's as beautfully and respectfully put together as can be, full of beautiful represses so many essential songs on 7 inch singles – 26 classic style large hole 45s, with a 45 adapter ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Remastered from the original tapes!)

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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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Ground Control feat David WhitleyStep Out Of The Dark/All Night Long ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $3.99 10.00
Spacey club soul from DJ Friction's Ground Control project – and another win for Chicago's Star Creature label! "Step Out" has a great dancefloor-ready vibe from the opening bit of beats and synth groove, but once the vocals kick it goes to another level, thanks the soulful vocals ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mats GustafssonLap Dance/Table Solos ... 7-inch
Ideal (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
Mats Gustafsson goes to the strip club – or at least it seems so in the title! Instead, the music is the sort that might drive most strippers and patrons running out to the parking lot – at least if they're not fans of Gustafsson's tremendous talent for free improvisation! "Lap ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 200 copies – on clear vinyl!)

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesMer Baltique/Breaking Wave ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
Hanz Mambo lives up to the watery sound of his previous single with "Mer Baltique" – a dreamy little instrumental that has lots of echoey guitar over a slowly-loping groove – complete with some very nice watery effects in the middle! "Breaking Wave" is slower and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesRays/Fisherman's Day ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A moody little funk track from the production genius of Misha Panfilov – whose work seems to be moving more and more into a category of its own! "The Rays" has a strange, spare vocal chorus that's abstracted and echoed in the production – used wordlessly alongside an echoey ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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HardriveDeep Inside (original, the dub) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A mighty nice track from Louie Vega – one that begins with this snapping, crackling beats, intercut with a wicked moody bassline – as soulful vocals kind of explode over the top! 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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HeadhuntersGod Make Me Funky/If You've Got It You'll Get It ... 7-inch
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $7.99
"God Make Me Funky" is easily the best cut ever by The Headhunters – a killer long jazz funk groove, one that begins with drums that have inspired a generation of DJs, and which have made the track in-demand for years! 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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Holy HiveOh I Miss Her So/If I Could See Her Now ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
High cresting vocals mix with light guitar on "Oh I Miss Her So" – before beats come in and deliver just the right undercurrent of funk for this sweet soul tune! The rhythms are more forward on "If I Could Se Her" – but the vocals still have that very moody, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 9.98
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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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James Hunter SixI Don't Wanna Be Without You/I Got Eyes ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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InfinityPut Everything In Place/Party Man ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Infinity have a really unusual groove here on "Put Everything In Place" – a mode that has a bassline upfront, but a bit more complicated than usual – with some nice changes that are also reflected in the harmony vocals that cascade around the lead of the tune! The track's ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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George JacksonTalking About The Love I Have For You/It's Not Safe To Mess On Me ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two tracks that perfectly sum up the genius of George Jackson – that special blend of southern soul and modern elements that always made him one of the most sophisticated deep soul singers! "Talking About" is a classic slow stepper that has Jackson in prime vocal form – and ... 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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Patti JoMake Me Believe In You/Stay Away From Me ... 7-inch
Scepter/Outta Sight (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Patti Jo's "Make Me Believe In You" is one of the greatest Curtom singles ever – and it wasn't even on Curtom! Patti Jo sings a sublime Curtis Mayfield number here – working with production from Mayfield and arrangements by Rich Tufo – a wonderful blend of righteous ... 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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Ginger JohnsonWitchdoctor/Nawa (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Freestyle, Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Romping grooves and plenty of percussion on "Witchdoctor" – a tune that offers up a great mix of African roots and the hipper sounds of the London scene in which Ginger Johnson recorded! "Nawa" is even cooler – more drums, and a totally great organ line – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Josephine Jones/Raw SoulCandy Man/Just Walk Funky ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Josephine Jones really belts it out of the park on "Candy Man" – not the Sammy Davis Jr hit of the 70s, but a badass bit of funk that gets plenty of energy from the music of Raw Soul! Raw Soul are alone on the flipside – providing a quick-stepping groove on "Just Walk ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsMatter Of Time/When I Saw Your Face ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A fantastic funky single from Sharon Jones – a tune that dips, turns, swells, and grooves – all with an even more fantastic demonstration of her vocal skills than usual – and support from the Dap-Kings that show again that they're one of the best funky bands in the business! ... 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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Just Brothers/Honey BeesCarlena/Let's Get Back Together ... 7-inch
Garrison/Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
A great back-to-back set of Northern soul! "Carlena" is a hard-rolling groover by Just Brothers – an obscure 60s harmony combo with a rough edge that's just right for the groove! The Honey Bees really kick it on "Let's Get Back Together" – a tune produced here with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kaleta & Super Yamba BandMr Diva/Hungry Man Angry Man (green vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
"Mr Diva" has lots of raw Afro Funk rhythms – no diva drama at all, and instead this chugging, riffing groove that's totally great – peppered with horns, sewn up with organ, and topped with a nice rough-edged vocal! "Hungry Man Angry Man" is in similar rhythmic ... 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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King TubbyNoisy Place/Ruffer Version ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
Mad sounds here on "Noisy Place" – a tune that puts the sound effects right up at the start of the tune – then gets all dubby, wiggy, and totally wild! The original is already great enough – and the "Ruffer Version" gets even more abstract and weird! (Reggae, Funky 45's) 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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Aki KumarDum Maaro Dum/Sajan Re Jhoot Mat Bolo ... 7-inch
Needle To The Groove, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Aki Kumar sings here with the Bollywood Blues Band – a funky combo who give both tracks a vibe that feels like some rare Indian funk from back in the day! "Dum Maaro Dum" is upbeat and quick-stepping, with some very cool call/response vocals – and "Sajan Re Jhoot Mat ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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