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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 AyersHe's Coming (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1971. New Copy 2 x 7 inch Gatefold (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A special four track, double 7" version of work from He's Coming – one of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Roy AyersMystic Voyage 45 Collection – Brother Green/Black Five/Life Is Just A Moment (Parts 1 & 2) (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1975. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A cool condensation of the legendary Mystic Voyage album from Roy Ayers – a record that really shows him at the turning point! Gone are the trippier jazz funk moments of earlier albums – and in their place are some tight grooves and wonderfully spacey soul. Roy hits the dancefloor ... 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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✨✧ Bastards Of SoulWay It Should Be/Waiting Game ... 7-inch
Eastwood Music Group, 2019. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Dallas combo Bastards Of Soul sounding ready to claim the raw soul crown – doing a great job of refreshing Stax-steeped, organ funk-tinged grooves on a pair of solid tunes! They really do a fine job of bringing old school style to pretty timeless groove on the "The Way It Should Be" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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Birdbone UnlimitedFancy Free/Funky Stuff ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 10.99
Brian Ellis's & Tim Tucker's electro space funk duo Birdbone Unlimited soars again! The vocals on "Fancy Free" beckon you to the dance floor, but you'd be there anyway once the rubbery bass grooves, compelling beat, breezy and squealing synths kick in. "Funky Stuff" delivers ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Black Devil's MakaliYou & Me/I Found A Note ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Rare funky tracks from late 70s Kenya – both of which are pretty darn groovy! "You & Me" has a midtempo groove that's laced with these haunting spacey keyboards – and the English language vocals build things up in a nice way – with lots of catchy lyrics, but in a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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Brussels Art QuintetVas-Y Voir/Four Paul S ... 7-inch
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
A very cool group from the Belgian jazz scene of the 60s – one we've never heard before, but who we'll definitely be looking for after hearing this single! The lineup features the great Babs Robert on tenor, with Daniel Max Schellekens on guitar, Jean-Pierre Destree on vibes, Marial Van ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy BuddGet Carter – Main Title Theme-Goodbye Carter/Gettin Nowhere In A Hurry/Love Is A Four Letter Word/Hallucinations (2 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch
Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1970. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A beautiful 2 X 7-inch EP featuring standout tracks from Roy Budd's legendary Get Carter soundtrack – maybe the greatest work ever from the Brit soundtrack genius! The main theme is a stunner – moody keyboards, slow funky bassline, and some totally cool tablas – rounding out the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Candy & The Kisses/Val SimpsonAre You Trying To Get Rid Of Me/Mr Creator ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1985. New Copy ... $11.99
Candy & The Kisses come on with a great Northern soul stormer here – the wonderful "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me" – a song penned by the trio of Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, and the young Valerie Simpson! Ashford & Simpson also handled "Mr Creator" – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... $2.99
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Chicago GangstersGangster Boogie/Why Did You Do It ... 7-inch
Gold Plate/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest 70s funk tracks of all time – the legendary "Gangster Boogie" from this ultra-cool Chicago group! The cut begins with the group chanting the lead, then slides into some completely amazing guitar from the great Phil Upchurch – who's matched in instrumental ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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CJ & CoRainmaker/Let Them Talk ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two groovers from Westbound Records club act CJ & Co – both produced by the team of Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey! "Rainmaker" is upbeat and funky – with strings soaring along with the horns – all matched by the group's great vocal interplay, which is as sharp ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Clark SistersEverything Is Gonna Be Alright (edit)/You Brought The Sunshine (edit) ... 7-inch
BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two slices of clubby gospel from the great Clark Sisters! "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" moves at a mighty fast clip – a cut that's almost even too quick for the clubs, which makes the vocal tightness of the group even more amazing! "You Brought The Sunshine" has ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Como MamasHold On To God's Unchanging Hand/You've Got To Move ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A pair of raw gospel soul gems from the Como Mamas – gritty but beautiful songs from the Move Upstairs sessions just as worthy as any tracks on that records, but unreleased til this great single! "Hold On To God's Unchanging Hand" is a traditional gospel tune stripped to the soulful ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Norman ConnorsSlewfoot Collection (2 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Buddah/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99
A cool condensation of the great Slewfoot album – four of the best tracks on a double 7" single! The album's a really bold step forward for Norman Connors – a set that's still got all the spiritual jazz elements of his roots, but which also adds in some more soul and funk elements ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Giovanni DamicoAnother DJ/Last Chance ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Modern club grooves with a classic synthy disco vibe from Giovanni Damico! "Another DJ" is a bit of an homage to "Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" with breathy vocals, swirling synth and a thick rubbery bass groove. "Last Chance" is centered around the bass groove, synth ... 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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✨✧ Niki Dave & Afro KidsShoreza Inyange/Amayaya ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), 1977. New Copy ... $12.99
Great grooves from Burundi – two very rare tracks! "Shoreza Inyange" begins with a keyboard flow, then takes a break for a spoken/shouted part from the lead singer – before the whole group rolls into the mix, and soars up the tune with tight horns and rhythms, ensemble vocals ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Dining Rooms with Sean MartinWhen You Died (original, Massimo Martellotta rmx) ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Sean Martin provides some great lead vocals on this slinky groove from The Dining Rooms – a tune that's got riffing guitar nestled right down in the rhythms, and a fuller, funkier feel as things move on! The remix on the flip really changes things up nicely – dropping the guitar for a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ Center feat Akoya AfrobeatDem Say Ah (Akoya Re-Rub, 7 inch edit) ... 7-inch
Push The Fader, 2014/2019. New Copy ... $13.99
A great collaboration between DJ Center and Akyoa Afrobeat Project – one that takes the Afro Funk group into some great new territory! The vibe here still echoes the classic modes of Akyoa's other records, but also adds in some slight clubby touches too – focusing a bit more on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition.)

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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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✨✧ E LiveWhisper To Me/Intergalactic System Of Funk ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
Funky bass, spacey keys and cosmic club atmosphere from E Live! "Whisper To Me" has a bigger sound than you might expect from the title with a compelling beat, fusion funk keys and a thick bass groove. "Interglactic System Of Funk" picks up right were it leaves off, soaring off ... 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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Famous Ward Singers/Jessy DixonI'm Getting Richer/Wade In The Water ... 7-inch
Savoy/Honest Jons (UK), 1960. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99
Two gospel gems – back to back on a single 45! "I'm Getting Richer" is this beautiful tune that has a spare vamping rhythm, peppered with just the right use of jazzy organ – all to set the tone for a superbly soulful lead vocal from Clara Ward! The great Jessy Dixon is on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joe Graham/Bill BrandonI'm A Happy Man/Whatever I Am I'm Yours ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare 70s tracks – back to back on a limited 45! "I'm A Happy Man" is a great slow burner from Joe Graham – a beautifully laidback bit of deep soul – originally recorded in 1972, and on vinyl here for the first time ever! The great Bill Brandon sounds especially ... 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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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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✨✧ Cecil Holmes Soulful Sound2001/Freddie's Dead ... 7-inch
Buddah/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1973. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $15.99 16.99
Two rare cuts from this unusual studio project from the 70s! "2001" is the same Strauss theme that Deodato cut for CTI – but it's done here in a version with much funkier drums, and this fast-riffing guitar that's completely out of sight – and which makes the whole thing ... 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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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownAsa-Sa/Pepper ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2020. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Asa-Sa" has Ikebe Shakedown doing what they do best – hitting hard with a full-on Afro Funk approach, but also serving things up a groove that's lean enough to fit on a funky 45! Guitars riff nicely underneath the horns – which get even more vibrant on "Pepper", ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Spencer Jackson Family with The PharoahsBring Back Peace To The World (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Scarab/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99 8.98
A righteous funky classic from Chicago – a rare single that unites two fantastic underground talents from the city at the start of the 70s – the mighty Spencer Jackson Family on vocals, and the totally great Pharaohs on backup! The single was issued on Scarab, the label responsible for ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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

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

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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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✨✧ Shawn Lee's Incredible Tabla BandApache/Bongo Rock ... 7-inch
Ubiquity, 2012/2020. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
That's the Incredible Tabla Band, not the Incredible Bongo Band – a very cool project by Shawn Lee that takes off on the famous bongo-led funk act of the 70s! Both cuts here are remakes of famous funk tunes by the IBB – and sound almost exactly like the originals right down at the core ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michel LegrandLes Demoisilles De Rochefort – Chanson Des Jumelles/A Pair Of Twins (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
A beautiful pic sleeve 7" single – one that brings together two of the grooviest tracks from the Michel Legrand soundtrack to Les Demoisilles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – upbeat, jazzy, and totally swinging – and very French too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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

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

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

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

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

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Tania MariaFio Maravilha/Bedeu ... 7-inch
Barclay/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1975. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $15.99
A gem of an early record from Tania Maria – one in which she takes on the Jorge Ben tune "Fio Maravilha", but with funky drums that make things sound way different than the original – as do her tremendous scatting vocals, and jazzy piano she adds to the groove! "Bedeu&quo ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James MasonSweet Power Collection – Sweet Power Your Embrace/Free/I've Got My Eyes On You/Slick City (2 x 7 inch single set) ... 7-inch
Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1977. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99 23.98
A great little package, and one that features four of the most-remembered tracks from the legendary first album by James Mason! "Sweet Power" has a spacey club groove that's just great – and "Free" is every bit as fantastic, with a soaring, righteous sort of quality! ... 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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Junior McCants/Johnny SoulShe Wrote It I Read It/Fall In These Arms Of Mine ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Super-rare soul from Junior McCants – a great singer who died at a tragically young age – which made King Records pull the single before it was ever released! "She Wrote It" is slow and sad – almost a deep soul tune, but with Junior singing in a style that's almost like ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Menahan Street BandThere's A New Day Coming/Tommy Don't ... 7-inch
Daptone/Dunham, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99 7.99
Sweet, slow rolling funky soul on one side and more uptempo groove on the other! "There's A Day Coming" was originally recorded to back the late great Charles Bradley, and it's got the right kind of tender guitar groove and gritty underbelly for that job, but it's nicely done by the band ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mighty RyedersStar Children/Help Us Spread The Message ... 7-inch
Sun Glo/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99
The funky 45 debut of two great cuts from this legendary funk band! "Star Children" is a righteous number that starts slow and stepping, but with a funky bassline at the core – which only gets stronger as the vocals rise, and the whole thing builds up in spiritual energy! "Hel ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mighty Whites/Jacqueline JonesGiven My Life/A Frown On My Face ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
We've never heard of the Mighty Whites, but they do a great job on "Given My Life" – a tune that has a cool guitar lick in the lead, then fills with funky horns over fast drums – all while a a warm soul vocal crests over the top! "A Frown On My Face" is equally ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Phillip Mitchell/Ray GodfreyI'll See You In Hell First/I Ain't Giving Up ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A really unusual tune for the great Phillip Mitchell – as the cut has this righteous vibe that's almost more like Curtis Mayfield at Curtom Records – with heavy funk at the bottom, soaring strings on the top, and some really badass lyrics right down the middle! Ray Godfrey is on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Piero Montanari/Roberto ConradoProperly/Acromatic ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $16.99
"Properly" has these really fast drums right from the start – maybe electronic, maybe not – although the rest of the groove has a sweet electric vibe – kind of moogy elements that move up and down the scale to match the funkiness of the tune, cut up by a nice bit of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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

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

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

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Lee MosesBad Girl (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
A great early gem from Lee Moses – recorded for the Musicor label, and with a sound that's maybe even more put-together than some of Lee's later work! Those raw, raspy Moses vocals are still very much in place – but they're backed with this great combination of jangly guitar, rough ... 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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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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100% Pure PoisonWindy C Collection (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $21.99
A double 7" package of work from one of the rarest soul records of the 70s – recorded in Germany by a bunch of American servicemen on leave, but with a sound that's right out of the Chicago or Detroit groove of the pre-disco years! The group's great with both the funky and soulful ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Misha Panfilov & Shawn LeeMic Wallace/Miraggio ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
A mighty pairing of funky talents – recording together in Estonia, with a style that really draws on the strengths of both musicians! "Mic Wallace" has some of the soundtrack vibes that Shawn Lee can sometimes bring into his music – but given all these moody, almost spooky ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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

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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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✨✧ Donnell PitmanChocolate Lover (E Live mix, Wings Of Sunshine mix) ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2020. New Copy ... $8.99
A revised take on a 80s Chicago disco jam by Donnell Pitman – by the man himself, taking on more of a timeless spacey club funk groove as mixed by E Live – with a sweetly sultry vocal on the chorus by Lynnette Pitman! The Wings Of Sunshine mix has a nice bit of vamping guitar in mix on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PreachermannFamiliar To Me/Lucky ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Preachermann has vocals that really live up to his name – a style that's definitely soul, but which has the soaring grace of an artist raised in the spirit! "Familiar To Me" has congas under a bassline that drives the whole thing forward with a righteous power – while "Lu ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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✨✧ Raekwon, Action Bronson & OthersClosed Sessions 10 Years (2 x 7 inch) – Keep It Politics (main, acapella)/Blackbird (main, acapella)/Swagger Like Chi/Whiskey & Push-Ups ... 7-inch
Closed Sessions, 2020. New Copy 2 x 7 inch ... $20.99
A killer anniversary release for Chicago-based, though far reaching in scope hip hop creative engine Closed Sessions – celebrating 10 Years with double 7 inch headlined by worldwide hip hop heavies Raekwon & Action Bronson on "Keep It Politics" and "Blackbird"– ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 100 copies!)

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Railroad Ave BulliesAlligator Shoes/She Ready ... 7-inch
Lugnut Brand, 2019. New Copy ... $7.99 8.98
Lots of fuzzy guitar on this one – riffing away with a monstrous sound, while the heavy drums at the core do a nice job of romping away with the groove! The tune's kind of an updated take on the psychedelic soul mode – and is backed by "She Ready", which has more of a 60s ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Pierre RaphJeunes Filles Impudiques (Schoolgirl Hitchhikers) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
Funky sounds and offbeat grooves from an obscure French adult film of the late 60s – directed by Jean Rollin under a fake name, and scored by Pierre Raph with the same sort of charm as his work for Requiem For A Vampire! This EP features a number of different styles of sounds from the film ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Sharon Ridley/Ralph GrahamWhere Did You Learn To Make Love The Way You Do/Ain't No Need (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $12.99
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