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Funky 45's — In Stock — 7-inch

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Paolo Achenza 4A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma/One For Little P ... 7-inch
A.MA (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
Two great tracks from Paolo Achenza – one of the first artists to open our ears to the sound of the Italian scene back in the 90s! The single features a great remake of the Brazilian funk classic "A Vida Em Seus Metodos Diz Calma" – done here in a sweet groove that mixes lots ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Patti AustinAre We Ready For Love/Didn't Say A Word ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1972. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Early solo work from Patti Austin – rare material cut for Columbia Records before her late 70s fame! "Are We Ready For Love" soars out of the gate at a level that's almost Northern Soul, but with perhaps a bit more of a righteous undercurrent – which Patti definitely picks up ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Roy Ayers/PleasureOur Time Is Coming/Take A Chance ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Two mighty positive groovers – pressed up here on a limited 45 from Japan! "Our Time Is Coming" is a soaring clubby cut from Roy Ayers – with rhythms that move quick, but which have a righteous message from Roy and the group – plus sweet keyboard fills in the middle! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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B-Side PlayersAll I Want/La Vuelta ... 7-inch
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A warm mix of funk, reggae, and a bit of hip hop – served up in a tune that comes across with a crackling sort of freshness overall! Lyrics are a mix of sung chorus and spoken verses – and the groove has a rising/falling horn passage that really underscores the meaning of the tune! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
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)... $8.99 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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Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
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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✨✧ Ethel BeattyI Know You Care/It's Your Love ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A hot slice of early 80s, post-disco soul produced by Roy Ayers! On "I Know You Care", Ethyl uses a sexy, breathy, Minnie Riperton kind of approach that accents the deep thumping bass, drums and claps, and the scratchy guitar very nicely! Overall the track has a bit poppier of a sound ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Jonny Benavidez/Cold Diamond & MinkTell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BenitaTime For A Change (2-sided single) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A rare clubby groover from Benita Aterberry – a tune that's got this really powerful, upbeat sort of vibe – and a lyrical message that really matches its uplifting groove! Benita's a hell of a singer – and the tune's got this gospel-drenched piano topped with horns – all in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black CatFlower Pot/How Long Before I'm Gone ... 7-inch
Peripheral Enterprises, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
"Flower Pot" is nice and dark – even more so than the dirt that might have filled it in – with this slow fuzzy guitar riff that takes up most of the groove – which moves stark and slow all the way through! "How Long Before I'm Gone" has a quicker clip – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bob & Gene/InversionsIt's Not What You Know (It's Who You Know)/Version ... 7-inch
Daptone, Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99 6.98
A sweet take on this tune by Bob & Gene – given a Jamaican groove on both sides, thanks to help from The Inversions! The main cut bubbles along with a bit of a rocksteady vibe next to the duo's vocals – still very much the main song at the core, but augmented with a Kingston soul ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Willie BoboAlways There/Comin Over Me ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Ronnie Laws may have had the first hit version of "Always There", but Willie Bobo's is a great one too – with a slightly Latin tinge that takes the cut to a whole new level, adding in some extra percussion to make its jazz funk grooves stand up on end! "Comin Over Me" is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Michael Boothman & Family TreeTabu/So Dey Say ... 7-inch
Family Tree/Cree (Germany), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.99
A great rootsy groove from Michael Boothman – with this moody flute line that really starts "Tabu" out in a wonderful way – before romping piano and percussion come in to really make things move! The track's a very different version of the Cuban standard – much more in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charles BradleyChange For The World/Revelations ... 7-inch
Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
Mighty righteous sounds from Charles Bradley – a strong message-oriented cut that's set to a slow funk groove – one that steps boldly and proudly, but never too fast – which lets Bradley really take off on his vocal lead, and build things up wonderfully towards the end! "Reve ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Breakdown BrassMary Jane/Horseman ... 7-inch
Mixto, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The Breakdown Brass take on Rick James' "Mary Jane" – turning the whole cut into a horn-heavy instrumental, with a groove that's more 70s funk than the vintage of Rick's original tune! The whole thing comes off great – the horns really hold onto the hook – and the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Aaron BroomfieldI'm Gonna Miss Ya/Does Anybody Really Know ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $13.99
Great electro boogie from Aaron Broomfield – a tune that mixes drum machine beats and a warmer bassline at the start, then lets this moogy keyboard line snake through the groove and really tie things together! There's no vocals at all just interplay between all the sweet electric ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Broomfield Corporate JamStop/Doin It Our Way ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hardly the corporate record you'd guess from the name – and instead a fantastic funk track from the 70s underground! There's a cool descending vibe to the rhythm – which contrasts nicely with the soaring vocals of the group! "Doin It Our Way" follows with an equally upbeat ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lucky Brown & The SGsBout To Blow/Saints & Beggars ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A raw funky soul blast from Lucky Brown & The SGs! "'Bout To Blow" goes from big to stripped down at the outset, kicking off with a slyly laidback guitar groove before the drums and horns come in, but it gets bigger as it goes, with some thick organ slow building faster clip, staying ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lucky Brown & The SGsMesquite Beat/Justice ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy (reissue)... $3.99
One of the headiest cuts we've ever heard from Lucky Brown – mostly because The SGs have hit this righteous blend of funk and spiritual jazz – almost exotic in parts, but still very grooving overall – but with lots of room for great solos from the group members! "Justice" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Budos BandMaelstrom/Avalanche ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
A pair of aural psych funk severe weather events from the mighty Budos Band! "Maelstrom" kicks off with swirling bit of organ, presaging the funky onslaught to come – with soulful horn blasts and and impeccably rhythmic sensibility that keeps it from flying out of control. "Aval ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Budos BandUp From The South/TIBWF ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99
The first funky outing we've ever heard from The Budos Band – but a really tasty funky set, with a raw and stripped-down feel! "Up From The South" is a chugging, churning mass of snapping drum breaks and scratchy guitar – topped by a well-crafted horn part that comes in as ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Keni BurkeRisin’ To The Top/Hang Tight ... 7-inch
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $9.99
A massive jam from Keni Burke – easily his greatest tune ever, and the kind of track we'd hardly have imagined back when he was a little tyke in the Five Stairsteps! The track's got a thumping, stomping kind of groove that really gets going from the start – and the vocal hook is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Claude & Hank CarboFox In A Mini Skirt/Bad Luck ... 7-inch
Rocafort, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Fierce funk from this Crescent City duo! "Fox In A Mini Skirt" romps along at a wickedly sharp pace – bumping full-on with this downturning groove that's perfect for the badass lyrics over the top! "Bad Luck" just features Hank on his own – and the track has even ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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James CarrDark End Of The Street/You've Got My Mind Messed Up ... 7-inch
Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two of the greatest songs ever by the legendary James Carr – served up here on a Goldwax replica 45! Many folks sang the classic Dan Penn tune "Dark End Of The Street" in the 60s – but few folks ever did it as well as James Carr – working here in an original arrangement ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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Wayne Carter & Organ TwistersPeter In & Out/Let's Run Away From The World ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks by a combo who worked in the hinterlands of Illinois during the 70s! "Peter In Or Out" has a strange title, but a groove that's right on the money – super-sharp bass, drums, and horns coming together – with the promised organ in the middle – getting a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CeliaZozoi Como E Que E/Para Lennon E McCartney ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $6.99
Two funky Brazilian numbers from the lovely Celia – both of them great! "Zozoi Como E Que E" has a very fast-moving acoustic bassline that sets the whole thing on fire – while Celia's vocals soar over the top, and are tightly punctuated by a great horn section too! "Para ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Freddie Chavez/Dave NewmanThey'll Never Know Why/Make Up Your Mind ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Freddie Chavez really cooks along here in a Motown mode – really echoing bigger Detroit sounds on "They'll Never Know Why" – at least in the arrangements and overall structure – while still managing to come across with a nicely rougher groove in the end! Dave Newman is ... 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 ... $9.99
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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ClassettsI Don't Want Nobody Else/I've Got To Space ... 7-inch
Ultra Class/Funky Delicacies, Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $2.99 8.98
Two rare tracks by this great Chicago group from the 70s! "I Don't Want" is a great harmony number that starts off with a nice break – then leaps into this soaring groove that's much more upbeat and positive than you'd guess from the title! "I've Got To Space" is tighter ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David ColemanDrown My Heart/My Foolish Heart ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Fantastic Latin soul from the late 60s New York scene – two tracks with superb arrangements by Hector Rivera! David Coleman's got a great voice – raspy, but strong – really soaring out on the lyrics to "Drown My Heart" while the band has all these sharp, edgey, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dede CoplandPrice I Had To Pay/You Gotta Give Up Some Money ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $4.99
A nicely moody track from Dede Copland – deep soul, with a slow-moving groove – one that really fits the blue-tinged lyrics of the track – which Copland delivers in a very unique vocal style! The track's got a great late nite vibe – that sort of middle-of-the-night sense of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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CreatorsJust You & Me/Blame It On Me ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A warm modern soul groove with plenty of charm – the kind of tune that's well put-together but never too smooth! There's a perfect sensibility to the whole thing – lightly funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and riffing guitar – all setting up the hook beautifully before the vocals come ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Marc Davis/Ves120Melanin Music (Part 1, Part 2) (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Black Pegasus/Funk Trunk, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99 20.00
A two-sided DJ mix of rare funk, soul and global grooves from a pair of Chicago DJs and rare groove digging heavies – Marc Davis and Ves120 – on a co-release from Chi DIY labels Black Pegasus and Funk Trunk! Part 1 is a feverish funky soul re-edit that starts out in a mid 70s JBs style ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition marbled colored vinyl – with a big hole and playing at 33 1/3.)

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DevonnsCome Back/Think I'm Falling In Love ... 7-inch
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
Contemporary soul from a Chicago group – but one who work in this style that's nicely down to earth, and which maybe has a bit of the group feel of the 70s! "Come Back" has a brightness to the music that's a nice contrast to the bluer tone of the lyrics – and "Think I'm ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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John Wesley Dickson BandBarrows Blues/High & Dry ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 1977. New Copy ... $4.99
"Barrows Blues" has this really unusual groove – a mix of folksy guitar and saxophone, tied together in this choppy funk intro to the tune – which John then sings over with this style that's as evocative as the instrumentation! "High & Dry" continues the folk ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Dinosaur L (Arthur Russell)Go Bang! (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DJ HarrisonRule The World/I'm From Virginia/Brown Water Blues ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A deep funk inspired single from DJ Harrison! "Rule The World" has a murky vibe that gives it the right kind of vintage gritty mood, with the vocals mucked up to almost hallucinogenic effect – but that's backed by guitar bass and drums that's got a cool 70s funky soul feel. "Br ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes a cool little Stones Throw logo sleeve – mimicking the classic era Epic Records logo!)

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Dos SantosLogos/Como? ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
Two great cuts from Dos Santos – a combo you might know from work on other labels, but who appear here on a co-release with International Anthem – and which also features that label's Nick Mazzarella handling the horn arrangements! The horns soar to the skies beautifully on "Logos& ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joseph Douglas/HesitationsCrazy Things/I'm Not Built That Way ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the rarest tracks from the Pied Piper productions team – and that's saying lot, given how rare most of their music has been over the years! Joseph Douglas is a singer shrouded in mystery – but he's wonderful here, as he steps out with this confident male soul tone – really ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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John Edwards/Loleatta HollowayWalls That Separate Our Love/This Man's Arms ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy ... $11.99
Two deep soul cuts from this seminal Atlanta talents! "Walls That Separate Our Love" is a slow-burner from John Edwards – a tune that's sweetened with strings at the start, but which soon has Edwards reminding us that he's a hell of a vocalist in the best southern soul mode! " ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairTearz/Verbal Intercourse ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
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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✨✧ El Michels Affair featuring Piya MalikUnathi/Zaharila ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The cover's a bit unusual for a single by El Michels Affair, and the music is too – especially given that group here work with singer Piya Malik – whose entrancing vocals really bring a new sound to their groove! "Unathi" has some elements that are in the familiar El Michel's ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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EL V & The GardenhouseEl Doctor/Tamarita (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
"El Doctor" is a lively little number with a nice hint of revolution – performed here by a combo from Italy, but with a very South American vibe! The percussion is upbeat, the horns punch along with the groove, and the rolling lyrics are nice and compelling – and the flipside ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition red colored vinyl.)

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EmanativeNew Day (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99
Emanative have guest vocals from Ahu on "New Day" – a tune that's got this beautiful pulse of the group's own organ, basslines, and reeds – which are really given a great sense of vocals by the upbeat spirit of the vocals! The flipside features the tune as an instrumental ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eminent StarsBar Shift/Brown Thang ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Coke EscovedoI Wouldn't Change A Thing/Rebirth ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Coke Escovedo always warms our heart with his 70s classic "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" – an amazing track that has a funky fusion flavor and almost a Larry Mizell-styled groove – compressed keyboards and guitar riffing away beautifully next to Coke's conga lines – all ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fabulous DynamicsGet Hip To Yourself/Every Time I See A Pretty Girl ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Raw harmony heaven! "Get Hip To Yourself" has just a bit of riffing guitar to get things going – a slight rhythm that's quickly taken over by the vocals of the group – singing in this mode that's formatted like old street corner soul, but has much more of a 60s quality ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nico FidencoEternal Anguish/Come Back Rhythm ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
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 FieldsComing Home/Precious Love ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Coming Home" is a warmly funky groove from the great Lee Fields – a cut that seems to equally balance deep soul and sweet soul modes, as Lee himself has been doing on the best of his recent work! There's a great flow to the electric side of the instrumentation – which is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lee Fields & The ExpressionsNever Be Another You/Lover Man ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
A fantastic cut from Lee Fields – one that begins with almost a Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beat on the intro – then adds in this weeping piano, ala Hi Records, and really blossoms when Lee's deep soul vocals come into play! The flipside features "Lover Man" – a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Keither Florence & The Associates/Jonnie Thomas ClDown Here On The Ground/I Love You Lord ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two fantastic tracks – both very unique! "Down Here On The Ground" isn't the 60s song of the same name – but instead an original by Keither Florence, which has these spiritual lyrics that move over slow-stepping funk – all laced together by a very cool moogy keyboard! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FunkadelicCan't Shake It Loose/I'll Bet You ... 7-inch
Westbound/BGP (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $9.99
Two great tracks from the young Funkadelic – back to back on a single 45! "Can't Shake It Loose" was originally scheduled for release in the late 60s – but canceled at the time – and has a sound that's maybe a bit more 60s soul than some of the group's later work, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Binky GriptiteStroll (pts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2009. New Copy ... $4.99
An uptempo funk gem from Binky Griptite – guitarist for the Dap-Kings, so you know he has true school funk & soul in his blood, but he's also a pretty effective vocalist – totally driving it home on "The Stroll"! "The Stroll" is straight up, unambiguously about ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hard Drivers with Vivian LeeSince I Was A Little Girl/Straight Talk ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $7.99
Vivian Lee's a hell of a singer, and she's right out front here – soaring above the fast funk grooves by the Hard Drivers – who are a group who definitely earn their name! The tune's a mixture of funky soul and club – and it's backed by the slower-moving "Straight Talk" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsCold Turkey Time/Trackin Down ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
"Cold Turkey" is a hell of a groove – one that you're sure not to quit anytime soon! The cut's got this low rumbling rhythm – soul jazz with a bit of congas, but moving nice and smooth – which perfectly fits the funky flute of Ernie Hawks over the top! "Trackin ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7Basement Beat (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
Timeless funky jazz organ grooves from Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7! "Basement Beat" deserves to come up out of the dank, dark subterranean atmosphere for some surface play, it's a winner on both sides! Part 1 storms right out of the gate with Hazleton on the B-3, heavy drums and fierce ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... $9.99
"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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Michael HendersonLet Love Enter/Come To Me ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), 1976/1981. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Two great tracks that remind us why the music of Michael Henderson has always been so special! "Let Love Enter" has this cool skittish rhythm at the bottom, while Henderson soars smoothly over the top with his vocals – in a blend of modes that almost puts the tune in the hipness of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hi-LuxDance With My Baby/Don't Blame Me ... 7-inch
Sunflower Soul, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99
A beautiful bit of contemporary soul from Hi-Lux – a tune that burst, bubbles, and then tips right over the edge – using vocals sparely with the groove at the start – then really filling up as the groove moves on, with a positive power that's way more than the dance tune suggested ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Terumasa HinoSnake Hips EP – On The Corner/Supermarket ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
A fantastic little record – some of the earliest funk work we've ever heard from the legendary Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – featured here on two tracks for the soundtrack of Snake Hip! First up is "On The Corner" – a tune that's got lots of heavy electric piano in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Baby HueyHard Times/Listen To Me ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the best-remembered tunes from this Curtom funk legend – a track that begins witht his famous break made from drums and fluttering flute – then rolls into a super-righteous lyric that's delivered with all the majesty that Baby Huey had to offer! "Listen To Me" is also ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobbi HumphreyBaby Don't You Know (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A sweet little rarity from Bobbi Humphrey – a rare single cut for Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic label, and a great blend of Bobbi's jazzy style with Roy's warmly sublime groove! There's a bit more vocals than flute on the track, but that's a-ok with us – and Roy produced, while Bobbi arranged! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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IceReality/Hey Hey ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A warm funky groove from Ice – a southern group, but one who remind us of some of the hipper Bay Area groups of the Fantasy Records scene! "Reality" has this bassline that kind of chomps down on the groove – completely compelling as it's laced with this sharp riffing guitar, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownHard Steppin/Prisoner ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
An Afro funk steeped workout from Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown – tight, hard charging and "Hard Steppin" – doing their thing with abundant classic stateside instro funk influences, too! "Hard Steppin" is a heavy, unstoppable number – the drums, percussion and ... 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 ... $12.99
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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✨✧ InfinityQueen Of My Universe/Up ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Queen Of The Universe" is a killer – a fast funk club that could work on the dancefloor, but which also has a richer vibe too – a warm message in the lyric, and this jazzy blend of riffing guitar and soaring keyboards! "Up" continues the heavenly pace – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ IvoriesPlease Stay/I'm In A Groove ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
Great girl group soul – with a righteous undercurrent too! "Please Stay" moves along at a really nice clip – a tight Northern-styled number that has the vocals soaring up strongly, almost with a Chi-soul sort of sound! There's piano peppering the rhythms – possibly the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ J RoccFunky President Edits Vol 6 – Late Friday Night/Can I Walk ... 7-inch
Beat Junkie Sound, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Vol 6 in J Rocc's Funky President Edits series – this time not only paying homage to the now nearly bygone era of breakbeat funk edits, but blending with the kind golden age hip hop that sprang from classic funky breaks, too – 2 sides of party rocking mastery with recognizable samples ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited editon.)

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✨✧ J-ZoneGuerrilla Drums (2 X 7 inch) ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2018. New Copy 2 x 7 inch (pic cover)... $19.99 21.98
A double 7-inch set of 24 funky drum breaks from the mighty J-Zone! Raw, funky diverse breaks and beats by my a bonafide master of the craft – spread out nicely over a double 7" set that's as generous filled as most LPs of drum breaks we've seen over the years – with titles that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gloria JayKnow What You Want/I'm Gonna Make It (with poster) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $16.99
A rare mellow soul gem from the Chicago scene of the 70s – done with a warm, laidback, and easygoing groove! The first third of the tune really just features Gloria Jay riffing wordlessly over the rhythms – setting up a beautiful vibe for the positive lyrics of the tune – and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Marshall JeffersonHouse Music Anthem – Move Your Body/Drum Your Body (Virgo) ... 7-inch
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A soulful classic from Chicago! "Move Your Body" is a wonderful house tune – one with a warmer groove than usual, and vocals that really drive the track in a great way alongside the relentless and infectious piano line. Mixed by Chicago legend Ron Hardy, this track needs no ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby JonesWelcome Back A Foolish Man/Lovin Hard, Livin Good ... 7-inch
Kack/Rocafort (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $12.99
Two tasty deep soul numbers from Bobby Jones! Both cuts have that heavy west side sound that you'd expect from Syl Johnson – and "Lovin Hard" has a weird groove, strange arrangement, and an echoey production approach that gives the cut a nice nice edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsBetter Things/Window Shopping ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
A pair of the best tracks from the instant classic, mainstream attention seizing I Learned The Hard Way – "Better Things" and "Window Shopping on a 45 – as they should be, because these are neo jukebox classics of the highest caliber! "Better Things" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Margie JosephI Can't Move No Mountains/Come On Back To Me Lover ... 7-inch
Atlantic/Expansion (UK), 1975/1977. New Copy ... $9.99
Two great 70s Atlantic Records grooves from Margie Joseph! "I Can't Move" has Arif Mardin handling production – with that warm swirl of elements that he brought to Aretha Franklin's best productions of the decade – and the great Johnny Bristol handles Margie on "Come On ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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KleeerIntimate Connection/Tonight ... 7-inch
Love Vinyl (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
80s grooves galore! Kleer sound great on both sides of the single – hitting hard on side one with their classic "Intimate Connection", and on side two with the amazing "Tonight" – both mellow-grooving tunes with some incredible keyboard lines that slip, slide, and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Frederick KnightSteppin Down/Heart Complication ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A nicely obscure tune from southern soul singer Frederick Knight – and a lot grittier than some of the work you might know from his full length albums of the 70s! There's a fast-burning organ that sets up the groove on "Steppin Down" – along with riffing guitars, blasting ... 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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Kou Keri KouCanto Negro/Cerbatana ... 7-inch
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
A Spanish group, but one who draw inspiration from all over the globe – as they criss-cross Southern Hemisphere sounds from both sides of the Atlantic on "Canto Negro" – a tune that's got a nice sing/songy groove! "Cerbatana" is even deeper – a rich tune with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Lasry-BaschetLes Structures Sonores ... 7-inch
Disques Bam/Cacophonic (France), Mid 50s. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
Incredible sounds from the postwar avant scene in France – a small record, but one that's had huge impact over the years! This 3 track EP features compositions based around the "structures sonores" of Jacques Lasry and Bernard Baschet – both of whom create and play these ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Almeta LattimoreThese Memories/Oh My Love ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
A beautifully soulful track from Almeta Lattimore – an obscure Detroit singer, but a great one too! "These Memories" has a warmly mellow feel, but it still moves a bit too – with a full sense of sound and style that reminds us a lot of Gloria Scott at her best! "Oh My ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Maysa LeakBottle/Hooked On Your Love ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), Late 90s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two great tunes from Maysa – both with a nice Incognito-styled groove! "The Bottle" is a remake of the Gil Scott-Heron groover – done here with a housey finish peppered with warm keyboards and a tasty funky flute! "Hooked On Your Love" has great jazz funk ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny LewisI Got A Woman/Unchain My Heart ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
Two Ray Charles standards – both given a special twist by the versatile Johnny Lewis! "I Got A Woman" romps along with really raw instrumentation – including something that sounds like a tambourine about to go off the rails – while Johnny belts out the lyrics, and makes ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Little Ann/TurnaroundsDeep Shadows/Stay Away ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $11.99
A magnificent track from legendary Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a gem that lie tucked away in his vaults for many years, but which has gone onto hit great fame, thanks to a recent CD issue! This 45 marks the first-ever single release of the track – a sublime slow stepper that mixes ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas SoundprintsOn Pebble Street/Scandal (second take) (colored vinyl – with download) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Greenleaf, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 300 – on emerald green vinyl and with download!)

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LT & The Soulful DynamicsEveryone Needs Somebody/Crazy About You Baby ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hard-rolling funk from LT & The Soulful Dynamics – a tune that moves along at a nice little clip with fast conga urging on the drums – all while LT sings out these strong lead lyrics amidst the horn blasts of the band! "Crazy About You Baby" is slower, but still has a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Magic In ThreesFinnish Funk/Shot Through The Grease ... 7-inch
Kings Underground, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
"Finnish Funk" might well be the best kind of funk – especially if you dig a nicely snapping drumbreak at the start of a tune! The drums are great, then these keyboards come in to pave the way for monstrous wah-wah guitar and basslines – all working back and forth in this ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MagnumEvolution (Beats Edit)/It's The Music That Makes Us Do It ... 7-inch
Phoenix/Jamie, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99 12.98
One of the most legendary tracks ever from Philly's Magnum – a well-rounded bit of funky percussion, tight horns, and these electric piano lines that feel more Nigerian than the usual American funk of the time! This edit brings up the beats a bit more, but leaves the core groove nicely ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MajikBack Into Your Heart/Dance Dance Dance (with poster) ... 7-inch
Hi Records/Melodies International, 1979. New Copy (pic cover)... $15.99
A rare late 70s groover from Hi Records – produced by Willie Mitchell, but given a much more clubby vibe than his previous work! The tune's uptempo, and has this great moogy bit at the start – before the positive, upbeat lyrics slide into the fast funk instrumentation in a mighty nice ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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ManzelHigh & Tight/Standing On Mars ... 7-inch
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A newly-reformed version of 70s funk legends Manzel – but one that hits with all the hard, raw power of the group on their vintage funky 45s! "High & Tight" comes on strong with this nicely overblown keyboard over the beats – setting up this freaky little groove that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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MarceloAlgo No Ar (original, Steven J edit) ... 7-inch
Pepite (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Bruce Marshall/Bill ThomasGimme My Wife/Ease My Mind (Part 1) ... 7-inch
Preservation Project, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Two heavy funk tracks from the trippiest days of the genre – both of them previously unreleased, and with a nice degree of psychedelic influence in the mix! "Gimme My Wife" has almost an early Funkadelic rhythm – cyclical in a great way, with fuzzy guitar riffing around the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Very limited pressing!)

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Matador Soul SoundsGet Ready/Mr Handsome ... 7-inch
Vintage League, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Tight couple of cuts from a combo featuring members of Soulive, New Master Sounds & Orgone! "Get Ready" is a stormer from the get go, with unstoppable drums and a snapping bass groove, Psych funk guitars and a heavy organ groove. The flipside instrumental is a little looser, but ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Toshiro MayuzumiOnly On Mondays EP (Getsuyobi-No Yuka) ... 7-inch
Columbia/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1964. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A very cool mix of music – served up here on a soundtrack that's almost like having an audio version of a movie! The songs are all relatively short, and are the mix of jazz and lighter melodies that you might find in an early 60s Italian soundtrack – perfect music for the bittersweet ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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