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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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✨✧ 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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Afro Blue PersuasionPhiladelphia Mambo/Girl From Ipanema ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 1967. New Copy ... $12.99
A great take on the classic "Philadelphia Mambo" – recorded in San Francisco in the late 60s, in this wonderful flurry of heavy percussion and vibes! There's also a sax solo in the middle – and that instrument gets more play on the nicely offbeat version of "Girl From ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Antibalas Afrobeat OrchestraChe Che Cole Makossa/Che Che Cole ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Insanely fantastic work from the mighty Antibalas Orchestra! The group's really moved onto a whole new level here – covering Willie Colon's classic 70s groover "Che Che Cole", but kicking up the beats to give the track more of an African feel. This version really cooks with some ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AuraLet Me Say Dis About Dat/No Beginning, No End (white colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Aloha Got Soul, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Late 70s Hawaii funk tunes from Aura's rare self-titled album from the end of the 70s! "Let Me Say Dis About Dat" starts lean, with some of the tightest drums and sinister guitar funk riffs we can think of, before some just as time horns punctuate it just so. "No Beginning, No ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl pressing.)

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B-Side PlayersAll I Want/La Vuelta ... 7-inch
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99
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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BagsHey Girl/Beautiful Birds ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 1972. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Two fantastic tracks from Bags – a sweet soul group who recorded briefly for the GSF label at the start of the 70s! "Hey Girl" is prime east coast group material – with this sweetly-flowing lead that feels like some of the best Larry Sanders work of the time – warm, but ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(We're told this pressing is nearly sold out...get it while it's gettable!)

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✨✧ Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet soul from Jonny Benavidez – a singer who's got a voice that takes us back to the late 60s era of work by Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan – and who comes across here in an equally heartbreaking mode! Cold Diamond & Mink provide some nicely stepping grooves in the background, warmed ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck BerryBack In The USA/Memphis, Tennessee ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1959. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.98
Both of these cuts have been covered countless times over the years – but there's nothing like their original readings by Chuck Berry – raw, romping, and filled with that wicked mix of early rock and blues instrumentation that made Berry such an influence in the 50s! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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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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Cody Black/Charles SpurlingI’m Slowly Molding/She Cried Just A Minute ... 7-inch
King/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two Northern Soul gems back to back! Cody Black's "I'm Slowly Molding" is a nice little tune that starts out with some walloping drums augmented by handclaps, and Cody's deeply felt soul vocals backed nicely with groovy harmonies and horns – soaring and building as the tune goes on ... 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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Black Market BrassWar Room/Into The Thick ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Funky drums and some mighty nice horns – a real killer from Black Market Brass, and maybe one of their most intense tracks to date! There's almost an Afro Funk vibe here, but the style is even more freewheeling – fast grooves and horns that are incredibly deft, but also have lots of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Bottle TreeOpen Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby BoydI Like What You Do To Me/Girl Like You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
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 ... $12.99
Two rare groovers from Bobby Boyd! "Love Goddess" has this great sort of building vibe at the start – a bit like the way the "Shaft" theme rolls in, but totally different too – especially when Bobby hits the great lyric in the lead! "Good News" is as ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Charles Bradley with The InversionsWhatcha Doing To Me/Strike Three ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A compelling cut from the late Charles Bradley – a track that's got a vibe that's maybe more rocksteady than some of the other work you may know from the deep soul singer – this great Jamaican vibe that seems to unlock a whole new side of his talents! "Strike Three" follows ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill BrownBip Bam (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A warmly jazzy groove that builds with these waves of organ-based energy – flowing out nicely to encourage the sweet lead vocals in a really great way! The whole thing's got this mellow funk vibe that's completely outta sight – and the "part 2" has lots of very cool ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Maxine BrownBaby Cakes/One In A Million (alt take) ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Maxine Brown takes on a tune by Otis Redding – which means that "Baby Cakes" has a harder, heavier groove than some of her other tunes – almost a Memphis sort of bite, with some burning organ vamping underneath the vocals! "One In A Million" is here in a rare ... 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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Joe Burrell with Kae Williams/Pookie HudsonThere Was A Time/This Gets To Me ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
We don't know Joe Burrell at all – but he really sounds great here on "There Was A Time" – not the tune that James Brown made big, but instead a very different number – served up with a jazzy flourish, thanks to the orchestrations of Kae Williams! Pookie Hudson is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy Butler & Infinity/Lady LeeWhatever's Fair/Simple Things ... 7-inch
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
Two great cuts from the Pride Records label – both hip and funky! "Whatever's Fair" is one of the best-remembered numbers from the Infinity recordings with Billy Butler – work that's got all the soaring soul of his 60s Chicago work, but a more righteous vibe too! "Simple ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jerry Butler & Jerry Peters/Jimmy SmithMelinda Latino/I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little Bit More Babe ... 7-inch
Pride/Mr Bongo, 1973/1974. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
A really cool cut from the soundtrack to Melinda – a "Latino" theme, but one that's got this beautiful funky sitar over stepping beats and piano – almost like a hip hop sample that was waiting 20 years to be discovered, and a very cool instrumental groove! Jimmy Smith ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rickey Calloway & The Soul MotivatorsTell Me (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
A fresh take on one of the Rickey Calloway classics from years back – snapping drums and full-on funk – a completely heavy-hitting number that rivals the best James Brown work of the early 70s! The track's a smoking cooker that never lets up – from the first rattletrap on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carolines Featuring Carell MancusoCarolines EP – Big House/Baby That's Me/Mama's Little Girl ... 7-inch
Ace (UK), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99 14.99
The cover looks like a vintage 45 – but all the work here is previously unreleased, even though it was recorded back in that magical year of 1966! The Carolines are a wonderful girl group with a Brill Building sort of bigness in their sound – almost wall of sound production from Larry ... (Rock, Funky 45's) 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 ... $11.99 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 ... $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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Leonard ChinWhat More Can I Say (dance mix 83, original) ... 7-inch
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chip E feat K JoyLike This (house mix, DDD dub) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A real classic from Chip E – maybe not always the strongest of the early Chicago house music pioneers, but a great talent here – with a wonderfully soulful vibe! Female lead vocals make the tune a fuller, richer one than it might be from just the stark handclap beats and basslines ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CochemeaSong Of Happiness/Stranded In Space ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A debut solo single by Cochemea Gastelum of the Dap-Kings – one that feature some mighty nice Varitone sax on "Song Of Happiness" – kind of a snakey soul jazz number with a great late 60s Eddie Harris vibe! "Stranded In Space" has more great Varitone – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nico Collins & The Soul ChanceGive Love A Try/Sole Chance ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 7.99
A sweet rocksteady groove from Nico Collins & The Soul Chance – a contemporary group who share a lot with Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – both a love of older Jamaican modes, and their placement on Colemine Records! Nico's got a sweeter vocal approach than Jr – which really ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nico Collins & The Soul ChanceWhy Wait/Waiting In The Park ... 7-inch
Obeah, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
"Why Wait" has this lyric that echoes the famous tune "Sitting In The Park" by Billy Stewart – but the excecution is much more rocksteady – thanks to these great rhythms from The Soul Chance! The vibe continues on the flipside – an instrumental take on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leroi ConroyRemember When?/La Gran Mesa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Debut single by Leroi Conroy – a producer on a number of singles on indie funk Colemine stable – getting an assist from members of Jive Turkeys, Jungle Fire, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble! "Remember When" is gritty little number instrumental that feels like a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leroi ConroyTiger Trot/Enter ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
That tiger's trotting at a mighty cool pace – a slow-funk groove that almost seems to have a touch of Ethio-exoticism in the horns – while the drums and guitar stay in more familiar funky territory overall! The guitar is even wilder on the flipside – as "Enter" has kind ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ CymandeFug/Brothers On The Slide ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $12.99 13.98
Stone genius from the legendary Cymande! "Fug" is a tune with this amazing bassline and riffing guitar – all deep and complicated at the start, then opening up even more as the tune moves on – with great percussion, and this stop/start approach to the groove that's really ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Luther DavisKeep On Dancin/You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A cut that's definitely designed to live up to its title – as the warm blend of bass and horns lifts the whole thing right to the top, right from the start – while the vocals of Luther Davis have this beautifully captivating quality that really draws us in! "You" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisL'Allenatore Nel Pallone – Mundialito (edit)/L'Allenatore Nel Pallone (Seq 1 Titoli) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1984. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two of the grooviest tracks from the score to L'Allenatore Nel Pallone – both issued here on a limited 45! "Mundialito" has a Braziliany groove at the bottom, with lots of cuica next to percussion – but the overall rhythm is more leaping and Italian, and a chorus does all ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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Francois De RoubaixL'Homme Orchestre – Repetition/Piti Piti Pas (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
Fantastic work from this very cool soundtrack – two upbeat, groovy tunes that are both centerpieces of the famous score by Francois De Roubaix! "Repetition" is already great – and "Piti Piti Pas" is even cooler, with lots of weird touches and rhythms! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsJudgement (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
These guys always serve up the goods – but this time around, they seem to be even sharper than usual in their own style of funky soul – with vocals that hit almost a Ricky Calloway sort of edge, and razor-sharp backing from the band – and more than enough energy to keep things ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DevonnsCome Back/Think I'm Falling In Love ... 7-inch
Record Kicks (Italy), 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
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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✨✧ 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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Doctor NativoBugiganga Tropical Vol 2 – Guatemaya/Sabrosura ... 7-inch
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
An interesting little single – one that definitely lives up to the Tropical Diaspora label's name – given all the many elements moving together in the grooves! "Guatemaya" was recorded in Belize, but has this slow-stepping groove that's almost mellow cumbia – but ... 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 ... $5.99
Incredible new work from Tony Drake – a singer who recorded briefly for Brunswick and Musicor back in the day, and the artist who originally wrote this hit for The Chi-Lites! Tony's singing here as if it's still the early 70s – deep soul lead, backed by sweet harmonies – all set ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Du-RitesMean Machine/Cornithian Leather ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
The machine here is mighty mean – and plenty lean, too – given that the cut just features funky drums, riffing guitar, bubbling bass, and lots of sweet organ! Things are pretty spare, but that's part of the charm – and a similar vibe is repeated on the flipside – but with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Edo G, DJ Premier & Pete RockEdo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock (4 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2000s/2018. New Copy 4 x 7 inch ... Just Sold Out!
A 4 X 7" testament to the longevity and timeless craft of 3 hip hop legends – MC Edo G and masterful producers DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It's a great little round up of old school style rap singles in a single package, pairing vocal versions with instrumentals, with 4 rock solid tracks ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)
Also available Edo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock EP ... CD 9.99

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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)... $5.99
"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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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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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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Keither Florence & The Associates/Jonnie Thomas ClDown Here On The Ground/I Love You Lord ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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FuturesAin't No Time Fa Nothin'/Party Time Man ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Expansion (UK), 1978. New Copy ... $9.99
"Ain't No Time Fa Nothing" is one of the greatest tracks ever to come out of the Philly stable, and it's certainly the best track ever that was cut by this east coast vocal group! The cut's got beautiful mellow production, a nice jazzy intro, and a sweet harmony stepper's groove all the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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France GallDady Da Da/Les Temps Du Tempo (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1968. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
A really cool little number from this great French singer – served up in a Japanese picture sleeve! "Dady Da Da" has this jazzy vibe, and a slight sense of drama – all put together beautifully by the great Michel Colombier! "Les Temps Du Tempo" has this really cool ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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France GallY'A Du Soleile A Vendre/Polichinelle (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
Fantastic work from France Gall – a breathy little tune with a great bossa groove – served up here in a cool replica Japanese pic sleeve single! France sounds wonderful on the tune – and there's this raspy guitar that steps along a groove too – bringing in a nice sort of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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Tyree Glenn JrSuperbad/Ma(r)l Sehen ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
Tyree Glenn Jr sounds pretty darn great on "Superbad" – as he and the band hit all the right rhythms to match the energy of the original! There's even a great sax solo in the middle, too. The oddly-named flipside is maybe even cooler, because it's an original – a tune that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Great ReviversBar Hop/Last ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
If the Great Revivers are doing a bar hop, it's got to be one that involves plenty of shots – as the speed of this funky instrumental is so nice and quick, it hardly leaves room for any drinking! The drums are sharp, guitar nicely riffing, and the whole thing has a nice wah wah breakdown in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Great ReviversFunk Revenge/Juice Head ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A wicked little slow funk number – one that definitely takes its time as the drums break and basslines set up the groove – followed by wah-wah guitar that's moving at an equally relaxed pace – yet which, like the rest, all come together with the kind of sharp, soulful quality that' ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversSupervan/Funk 84 ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
This "Supervan" speeds along at a mighty nice clip – initiating the groove with a bleep that sounds like it's backing up – while the drums propel the whole thing forward with a sharply woven mix of riffing guitar, dipping bass, and really sweet organ lines! "Funk 84" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversThree Broken Bones/Spacecake ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
We're not sure who broke the bones on this smoking little single – as all the group members seem to be in mighty fine form – moving with effortless ease over the romping mix of funky drums, riffing guitar, and soulful Hammond that make them so great! "Spacecake" is equally ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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GripsweatsGripsweats Theme/Intermission ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Gripsweats have themselves a great little theme here – a slow funk number that takes a nice long time setting up the groove – then tops the whole thing with this climbing/descending horn part that sets up a really moody vibe! Fuzz guitar electrifies the tune, and there's some nice ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Binky GriptiteStroll (pts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2009. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Ground Control feat David WhitleyStep Out Of The Dark/All Night Long ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 10.00
Spacey club soul from DJ Friction's Ground Control project – and another win for Chicago's Star Creature label! "Step Out" has a great dancefloor-ready vibe from the opening bit of beats and synth groove, but once the vocals kick it goes to another level, thanks the soulful vocals ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesMer Baltique/Breaking Wave ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Hanz Mambo lives up to the watery sound of his previous single with "Mer Baltique" – a dreamy little instrumental that has lots of echoey guitar over a slowly-loping groove – complete with some very nice watery effects in the middle! "Breaking Wave" is slower and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Camellia Hartman & The Soulful SaintsBreathin' Hard (Over You)/Return the Favor ... 7-inch
Dala, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The Soulful Saints provide this gentle swing behind the vocals of Camellia Hartman – almost a 60s two-step sort of groove, which really fits the lighter style of Hartman – which we really appreciate in a world that's sometimes too full of over-belting soul singers! "Return The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Walk/Message Of Love ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
"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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✨✧ Hidden GrooveDo You Wanna Groove/Funkin All The Time ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
We DO wanna groove, when spurred onto the dancefloor neo classic boogie funk on the level of Hidden Groove that is! "Do You Want To Groove" has lean spacey electro-inspired beat, chunky bits of synth that have one fit in the 80s and the other in the future. "Funkin All The Time" ... 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 ... $11.99 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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Terumasa HinoSnake Hips EP – On The Corner/Supermarket ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
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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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hot Chocolate/Lou RaglandAin't That A Groove/Understand Each Other ... 7-inch
P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
A deep groove from Lou Ragland and Hot Chocolate – the mighty "Ain't That A Groove" – a tune that provides the own answer to its question! The whole thing's got this deep, righteous approach to funk – somewhere in the same territory as Norman Whitfield with the ... 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)... $6.99
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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Tommy HuntNew Neighborhood/I'm Lonely For You ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $11.99 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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Herbert Hunter/JadesI Was Born to Love You/I Know The Feelin ... 7-inch
Spar/Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Two sock-soul groovers – back to back! Herbert Hunter's got this full, rich voice that's completely magnificent – a smooth polish over the top of the grooves, which have this vibrant energy that's like Motown moving down to Nashville – bumped up a bit along the journey, but in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownAssassin/View From Above ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Heady Afro Funk from Ikebe Shakedown – a tight little tune that sums up everything the group does so well – with sharp riffing guitar in the rhythms, lots of lively percussion, and horn parts that really flesh out the mood! "View From Above" is deeper funk overall – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar ... 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 ... $12.99
"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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✨✧ Jack MovesAll My Love/Seasons Change ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A bit more of a modern funky soul single than the 80s boogie-inspired grooves that often come out on Chicago's excellent Star Creature label – but just as wonderful! "All My Love" has a mellow, moody vocal vibe and nice guitar groove along with wth spacey keys. "Seasons ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jake NajorDirty Money Breaks (with download) ... 7-inch
Common Good, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A nice little 7-inch EP of drum breaks by Jake Najor of Surefire Soul Ensemble! Raw drum breaks from a modern funky drums guru – 4 per side and the titles include " Thirteen", "Nine", "Five", "Two", "Costaliving", "Guantanamo" and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays at 33 1/3 – and a includes download with bonus beats!)

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Jamaicans/Duke ReidBaba Boom/Twilight Zone ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A solid rocksteady stepper from The Jamaicans – a group whose sublime harmonies really take the groove to a whole new level! The flipside features a very echoey take on the same rhythm – served up by Duke Reid, but with an approach that's very early experimental dub! (Reggae, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Patti JoMake Me Believe In You/Stay Away From Me ... 7-inch
Scepter/Outta Sight (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Patti Jo's "Make Me Believe In You" is one of the greatest Curtom singles ever – and it wasn't even on Curtom! Patti Jo sings a sublime Curtis Mayfield number here – working with production from Mayfield and arrangements by Rich Tufo – a wonderful blend of righteous ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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George JohnsonWake Me Up/Penn Walk ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
George Johnson is plenty woke on this tight funky number – a tune that explodes with heavy drums, popping bass, and riffing guitar beneath George's super-powerful vocals in the lead – which then step aside for a mighty tenor solo in the middle! "Penn Walk" follows in a very ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsSmile/Tuck N Roll ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Smile" has this nicely heavy bottom – drums that almost come on with the power of a contemporary beat, which really underscores the deep soul vocals of Durand Jones – a singer with almost a Lee Fields approach to the music! "Tuck N Roll" is funky too – but ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHow Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (reggae version)/How Long Do I Have To Dub For You? ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap-KingsMatter Of Time/When I Saw Your Face ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
A fantastic funky single from Sharon Jones – a tune that dips, turns, swells, and grooves – all with an even more fantastic demonstration of her vocal skills than usual – and support from the Dap-Kings that show again that they're one of the best funky bands in the business! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ Just Brothers/Honey BeesCarlena/Let's Get Back Together ... 7-inch
Garrison/Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99
A great back-to-back set of Northern soul! "Carlena" is a hard-rolling groover by Just Brothers – an obscure 60s harmony combo with a rough edge that's just right for the groove! The Honey Bees really kick it on "Let's Get Back Together" – a tune produced here with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Kashmere Stage BandKashmere/Scorpio ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The fantastic funky theme of this legendary Texas ensemble – one that begins with a drum break, then soars with all these massive tones from all the horns in the group – while the drums come back again and again to keep things moving! The tune trades drum breaks and horn parts ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Connie Kaye TrioI'm A Woman ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
A very cool take on the tune first made famous by Peggy Lee – done here in a mode that's equally jazzy, but a bit offbeat too! The vocals and rhythms criss-cross in this interesting way – and there's some odd instrument on the chorus, maybe a melodica – which is offset by a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(And we're not sure, but we think the single features the same cut on both sides!)

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Frederick KnightSteppin Down/Heart Complication ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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L'Ochestre Kyaddondo International/Mwenge JazzGkinumanze/Kizunguzungu ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare slices of Nairobi funk – back to back on a great 45! "Gkinumanze" is a fast-moving number with horns riffing over the top of a bass-wrapped rhythm – one that's complex, but completely infectious – topped by lyrics at the start, then this very unusual guitar (?) ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lasry-BaschetLes Structures Sonores ... 7-inch
Disques Bam/Cacophonic (France), Mid 50s. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
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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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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Johnny LewisI Got A Woman/Unchain My Heart ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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Trailer Limon feat E Live & B BravoLove Don't Pay The Bills/Dancing With Somebody ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Love Don't Pay" has a sweet keyboard line right at the start – almost a stepping 70s AOR groove, but more soulful too – and even more so once the great lyrics come in and start stepping back and forth with the grooves! "Dancing With Somebody" is an mellower groover ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lively Set/Three DudesBlues Get Off My Shoulder/I'm Begging You ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
The Lively Set take on "Blues Get Off" with a great 60s Texas vibe – fast drums, tight horns, and a soaringly soulful vocal that hardly fits the blue theme of the lyric! Three Dudes are nice and funky on the flipside – working some fast-riffing guitar all the way through ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Loi Tok Tok EbomaChakacha/Mungwana ... 7-inch
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A wicked bit of Kenyan funk from the early 70s – a tune that starts with a fast-romping drum/percussion break, builds with excellent bass, the rolls into a riffing guitar groove that changes moods and flavors to meet the spirit of the rising/falling vocals from the group! "Mungwana" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Los SospechosJano's Revenge/Mirror Door ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw underground funk from Los Sospechos – featuring members of Budos Band & Menahan Street Band – excellent numbers created for the soundtrack to the film Postales! "Jano's Revenge" starts with and revolves around a killer bass groove with a nice & pulpy kick to it ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Love CompanyLove Tempo/Somebody Help Me Be Fair ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
"Love Tempo" has a mighty fast groove – these really strong congas at the start, which are warmed up with guitar riffing, then topped with fantastic harmony vocals that really let the whole thing take off! The tune's almost a mix of sweet soul vocals and late 70s underground club ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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LowmacRide Wit It/Late Nights ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
"Ride Wit It" just features keyboards, bass, and beats – but in just about the catchiest way possible – so that the spare tune seems to have a lot more to offer than most fully funky instrumentals! "Late Nights" follows suit in a similar vein – equally 80s, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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