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Funky 45's — In Stock — 7-inch

XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!

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Afro NationalTemedi Oh/Den Kick ... 7-inch
No Wahala Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99
Two great tracks by this group from Sierra Leone! "Temedi Oh" has this fast-moving groove that's totally wonderful – followed by guitar that riffs along in quick time with the pulsating bass, and topped with a vocal call that's like icing on the cake! "Den Kick" is a bit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AJ & The JiggawattsIt Is What It Is/Party Music ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
One of the rawest, raunchiest grooves we've heard from AJ & Co to date – a tune that's got a heavy slow-funk drum part that launches the whole thing along – and some slinky stepping, hard-sung lyrics that almost give the song a pimp walk sort of vibe! "Party Music" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lorez AlexandriaSend In The Clowns/Change Partners ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
Two of the coolest, grooviest tracks ever recorded by Lorez Alexandria – back to back on a Japanese-only 45! "Send In The Clowns" is taken at this great modal jazz clip – a completely different rhythm than anyone's ever used with the tune, which completely transforms it ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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ApostlesBanko Woman/Faith Luck & Music ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Fast funky grooves from The Apostles – one of the few 70s Afro combos who could maybe go head to head with the sharpest American funk acts of the time! "Banko Woman" is a wickedly quick barrage of basslines, snapping percussion, and very cool guitar – a tune that's got a bit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $8.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandScorpio/8th Wonder ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $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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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandXxplosive/Burn ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Maybe some of the most explosive steel drum sounds you'll ever hope to hear – but that's what we've always expected from the mighty Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band! "Xxplosive" is funky, but in a nice slow-stepping way – with the bassline really carving out the groove, as ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Badbadnotgood feat Little DragonTried (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Innovative Leisure, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
A great little number from Badbadnotgood with Little Dragon – a pretty spot on synthesis of the versatile, jazz-inspired groove of the former and moody electronic soul of the latter, especially singer Yukimi Nagano! "Tried" doesn't have to try too hard to pull is from the beginning, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Erykah Badu & James PoyserTempted (vocal, inst) (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Yep Roc, 2019. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A very different version of this classic cut by Squeeze – done with slow-building, soul-based instrumentation – and given some really great vocals from both Badu and Poyser! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Big John KPoor Souls/Marching Home ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A really moody funk track, with a very unusual vibe! "Poor Souls" has this nice slow-stepping groove – piano loping around the bassline, while an electric sitar gets wiggier in the background – all while Big John K sings the blue-tinged lyrics in a nice deep voice! "Marc ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Bottle TreeOpen Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bobby BoydI Like What You Do To Me/Girl Like You ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $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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Braen & Raskovich (Alessandro Alessandroni/Giuliano Sorgini)Afro Beat/Afro Flower ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
Two sweet funky tracks from Braen & Raskovich – a mysterious studio duo that features some extra-heavy drums from Giuliano Sorgini! The drums alone here are great – but they're also topped by a weir spooky keyboard that's billed as a "Hammond C3" on the cover – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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Breakdown BrassNext Episode/Monmouth ... 7-inch
Mixto, 2015. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
A nice couple cuts of brass band funk from Brooklyn – featuring veteran east coast players that have played with a who's who of current and classic scene players – putting down a heavy brass sound with some unique twists! "Monmouth" is a great original instrumental, rooted in ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats feat Ike TurnerRocket 88/Come Back Where You Belong ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.98
A classic track that some folks claim was one of the first-ever rock and roll records – but which, to our ears, just sounds like some killer R&B! Jackie Brenston wasn't actually the lead act – he was just the singer for Ike Turner's group at the time – but the cut was ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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

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Wesley Bright & The HoneytonesHappiness/You Don't Want Me ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
The bass moves fast, the guitar riffs faster, and the voals of Wesley Bright are really fantastic – crackling nicely as he soars over the top of "Happiness" – a tune with more sadness than you might expect, but in a really great way! "You Don't Want Me" slows things ... 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 ... $11.99
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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Ugo Busoni/Gerardo IacoucciRullio/Violenza ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
Tight funky drums kick of "Rullio" – a wicked bit of sound library funk that has these really evil keyboards moving up and down – echoing a slasher horror edge, but with a lot more funk in the mix overall! "Violenza" has more great drums too – a bit more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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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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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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Daniela Casa/Remigio DucrosBaterasso/Canottaggio ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $16.99
We're not sure how to translate "Baterasso" – but to us, the word may well just mean "funk" – as the tune's this funky monster with heavy drums, a great-paced bassline, and these claps that move all up and down the groove alongside some percussion! "Canottaggio& ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 350 copies.)

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Charmells/LV JohnsonI've Done It Again/Seeing Is Believing ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
A beautiful tune from The Charmells – one of the lesser-known acts on Stax/Volt in the 60s – but also one of the best! The girls have fantastic harmonies on "I've Done It Again" – a slow-stepping number that has a nicely jazzy flourish at times – quite different ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Freddie Chavez/Dave NewmanThey'll Never Know Why/Make Up Your Mind ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Leonard ChinWhat More Can I Say (dance mix 83, original) ... 7-inch
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck CisselDon't Tell Me You're Sorry/Do You Believe ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy ... $11.99
A mighty sweet groove from Chuck Cissel – a singer who's got a way of soaring with the groove – which is an approach that works perfectly here! "Don't Tell Me You're Sorry" has this vibe that's maybe a bit more upbeat than the message of the lyrics – but that's a-OK ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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CochemeaSong Of Happiness/Stranded In Space ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 8.99
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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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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CortexL'Enfant Samba/Mary & Jeff ... 7-inch
Trad Vibe (France), 1975. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
Two of the coolest cuts from this legendary funk ensemble – back to back on a limited 45! "L'Enfant Samba" has a fantastic groove – samba at the core, but laced with sweet keyboards – then given this breezy French female vocal on top, scatting at times, with almost a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies.)

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

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

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

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Guido & Maurizio De AngelisL'Allenatore Nel Pallone – Mundialito (edit)/L'Allenatore Nel Pallone (Seq 1 Titoli) ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1984. New Copy (pic cover)... $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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Emma DeAngelisEmma DeAngelis EP (Forgiveness/Trip/Plankton) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
You might know the DeAngelis name from other funky Italian work of the 70s – thanks to the soundtrack genius of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – but this DeAngelis is their sister Emma, who had a much shorter career – but one that was equally groovy overall! The set begins with ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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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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Diplomats Of SoulSweet Power/Brighter Tomorrow ... 7-inch
Diplomats Of Soul/Expansion (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
One of our favorite tracks of all time – James Mason's "Sweet Power Your Embrace" – done here in a wonderfully faithful version by Diplomats Of Soul, with help from Incognito and the lovely Vanessa Haynes on vocals – who serves up the lyrics with maybe even more soul ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ DJ BabuSuper Duper Duck Flips Vol 2 (Apache/Think) ... 7-inch
Dilated Junky Music, 2019. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
DJ Babu goes to work on the funky beats behind a couple of sample classics – The Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" and Lyn Collins's "Think". "Apache" is stripped and flipped to the funky percussion essence, the classic blast of horns utilized as a means of intro ... (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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DJ Spinna/XL Middleton & Zackey Force FunkNew Directions In Funk Vol 4 – Dig/Shotgun Lover (colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Soul Clap, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Elecro funk and timeless beatcraft paired up by curator Eli Soul Clap – a an easy to dig housey jam by DJ Spinna on one side and bass and synth-steeped funky gem by XL Middleton & Zackey Force Funk on the flip! (Hip Hop, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Green colored vinyl.)

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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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Dave DouglasShowing Up/The Power of the Vote (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Greenleaf, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
A special vinyl release of two tracks from the Dave Douglas subscription series – both nice and long! "Showing Up" has Dave's trumpet in a group with Jeff Parker on guitar, Anna Webber on alto flute, Tomeka Reid on cello, Nick Dunston on bass, and Kate Gentile on drums – and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Du-RitesZodiac/Monster ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2019. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
There's a slight Meters groove in the background of "Zodiac" – the way that the bassline and drums work together – but the front space of the cut's also got this unusual spoken bit, with J-Zone bad-rapping quickly, in a style that's very unusual for a funk track! The approach ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie & ErnieIndication/Nice To Be Near ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks from a deep soul duo who've finally gotten their due over the years – thanks to the reissue efforts of Ace/Kent Records! "Indication" is an upbeat groover with kind of a Northern vibe – originally only issued in England, too! "Nice To Be Near" is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 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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Ernest Ernie & The SinceritiesDo Something/When ... 7-inch
It's Soul Time, 2018. New Copy ... $10.99
A fantastic little single from Ernest Ernie – one that bumps along in a groove that reminds us of the best Chicago soul at the end of the 60s – that loping rhythm that's perfect for sweeter-styled vocals like Ernie's! The flipside's pretty fantastic too – graced with light ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition repress! Get it before it's gone!)

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

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Nico FidencoEternal Anguish/Come Back Rhythm ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $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 ExpressionsIt Rains Love/Will I Get Off Easy ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
A cracker from the legendary Lee Fields – a tune that takes things at a nicely easygoing pace in the rhythms, with loads of excellent El Michels production touches – which leaves Lee right out front to crackle the lyrics with a hell of a lot of charm! "Will I Get Off Easy" ... 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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Flame N King & The Bold OnesHo Happy Day/Strange Love ... 7-inch
Tuff City, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $7.99 8.99
Two rare tracks from this ultra-great New York group! "Ho Happy Day" is a tune with a groove – soaring soul, like those early years of the disco scene – when things were all indie, and mighty cool – and the group deliver a righteous vocal that soars nicely with the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Keither Florence & The Associates/Jonnie Thomas ClarkDown 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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Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NYMy God Has A Telephone/Live On ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
The debut single from a new project led by Aaron Frazier of Durand Jones & The Indications – but a record that feels like it could have been lifted from an underground gospel catalog of the 70s! "My God Has A Telephone" has this great gentle funky groove – slow-stepping, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Syl ForemanBefore I Leave You/Before I Leave You Baby ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Syl Foreman really belts it out of the park on "Before I Leave You" – a tune that's almost got Syl popping the microphone levels into the red, as he romps along with the jaunty guitar and organ in the groove! The tune's a bit deep soul, but funkier – and the drums really go ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Four Shades Of RhythmBartender Knock Me A Zombie (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Ace/Sensation (UK), Early 50s. New Copy ... $9.99
A romping little groove from the Detroit scene of the postwar years – a mix of jump blues and jazz, with a catchy, quirky vocal that's a bit like Slim Gaillard at his best! The tune's a jiving little track – and has a great echoey guitar line in the middle – between very catchy ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ FrightnrsNever Answer/Questions (dub) ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
A sweetly trippy track from The Frightnrs – one that almost somewhere between rocksteady and lover's rock – but with enough of a bassline to keep things in a funky stepping mode throughout! The vocals are mighty nice, almost in an old school Jamaican soul style – and "Questio ... 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 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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Penny GoodwinWhat's Goin On/Lady Day & John Coltrane ... 7-inch
Sidney/P-Vine (Japan), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
A great take on the Marvin Gaye tune – and one of the few rare tracks recorded by Milwaukee's soul singer, Penny Goodwin! "What's Goin On" is tone with jazz piano, which gives the whole thing a really different vibe – although Penny soars up and down in the same groove as the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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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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Willie GriffinI Love You/Where There's Smoke There's Fire ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $13.99
A tune with a wonderfully laidback groove – very slow-moving, but groovy too – a great vibe to offset the vocals from Willie Griffin – which have an edge that's almost deep soul, but which come across here in more of a sweet soul mode! The tune's an incredibly unique soul track ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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GripsweatsGripsweats Theme/Intermission ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
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 ... $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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Muriel GrossmannGolden Rule (edit)/Okan Ti Aye (edit) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A limited single with two great spiritual tracks from saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – both issued here in special edits! "Golden Rule" is the title track from Grossmann's great album of the same name – and features Muriel blowing soprano sax in this long-flowing way that spins ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ground Control feat David WhitleyStep Out Of The Dark/All Night Long ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $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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Mats GustafssonLap Dance/Table Solos ... 7-inch
Ideal (Germany), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
Mats Gustafsson goes to the strip club – or at least it seems so in the title! Instead, the music is the sort that might drive most strippers and patrons running out to the parking lot – at least if they're not fans of Gustafsson's tremendous talent for free improvisation! "Lap ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 200 copies – on clear vinyl!)

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesMer Baltique/Breaking Wave ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $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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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesRays/Fisherman's Day ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $12.99
A moody little funk track from the production genius of Misha Panfilov – whose work seems to be moving more and more into a category of its own! "The Rays" has a strange, spare vocal chorus that's abstracted and echoed in the production – used wordlessly alongside an echoey ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Spider HarrisonBeautiful Day (vocal, drums) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Spider Harrison has some massive drums underneath his vocals here – working with a bassline at a pace that's even quicker than the speed of his vocals, which have this dark, sinister vibe! The flipside focuses even more on the drums – and has the whole thing in this really crispy, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cajun HartGot To Find A Way/Lover's Prayer ... 7-inch
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Nothing cajun about this single at all – as Cajun Hart is a hell of a great-voiced male soul singer – soaring out over romping drums and rolling horns on the lead track – totally catchy, and very very groovy! "Lover's Prayer" has an even cooler sound – more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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HeadhuntersGod Make Me Funky/If You've Got It You'll Get It ... 7-inch
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $11.99
"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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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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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Takehiro HondaAin't It Funky Now/Greasy Spoon ... 7-inch
Trio (Japan), 1973. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Funky keyboard grooves from early 70s Japan – a special single featuring two tracks from the What's Going On album by Takehiro Honda! "Ain't It Funky Now" has Honda on lead keys, with a mean solo in the middle – while a guitar riffs along the famous groove of this James Brown ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the Deep Jazz Reality series!)

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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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Howlin WolfHow Many More Years/Moanin' At Midnight ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1951. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99 6.98
Killer early work by Howlin Wolf – a fantastic early single for Chess Records! "How Many More Years" has as much romping piano as fuzzy guitar – but fuzziest of all are the Wolf's vocals – which are superb! "Moanin At Midnight" is great, too – slower, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Great Third Man pressing – with a vintage-style Chess sleeve too!)

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Tommy HuntNew Neighborhood/I'm Lonely For You ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy ... $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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✨✧ James Hunter SixI Don't Wanna Be Without You/I Got Eyes ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownAssassin/View From Above ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
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 ... $5.99 8.98
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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George JacksonTalking About The Love I Have For You/It's Not Safe To Mess On Me ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two tracks that perfectly sum up the genius of George Jackson – that special blend of southern soul and modern elements that always made him one of the most sophisticated deep soul singers! "Talking About" is a classic slow stepper that has Jackson in prime vocal form – and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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