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

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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
(Now on black vinyl.)

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Rance Allen GroupReason To Survive/Peace Of Mind ... 7-inch
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest songs ever from the amazing Rance Allen – a set that mixes his magnificent vocals with the soaring soul talents of The Mizell Brothers! Rance and his group sounded great on earlier albums for Stax Records, but they really take off here – with riffing guitar on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AuraLet Me Say Dis About Dat/No Beginning, No End ... 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
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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

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

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Backbeat Underground feat Aaron AbernathyShe Don't Love Me (Like I Do) (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Boogieburg, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
The song might have a slightly blue-ish title, but the sound here is surprisingly upbeat – thanks to some great grooves from Backbeat Underground – who almost have a Memphis soul kind of warmth, especially in the Hi Records side of the spectrum – which turns out to be a wonderful ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Banda Black Rio/MieleMiss Cheryl/Melo Do Tagarela (Rapper's Delight inst) ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy ... $9.99
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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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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Black PumasBlack Moon Rising/Fire (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 10.98
"Black Moon Rising" is a tune that seems to really live up to its title – with these slow funky drums that break on the intro – then roll into these bad-stepping keyboard lines that support the lead vocals and really let them flow! There's a similar sort of energy on "Fir ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl!)

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

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

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✨✧ Braen & Raskovich (Alessandro Alessandroni/GiulianAfro 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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Aaron BroomfieldI'm Gonna Miss Ya/Does Anybody Really Know ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $12.99
Great electro boogie from Aaron Broomfield – a tune that mixes drum machine beats and a warmer bassline at the start, then lets this moogy keyboard line snake through the groove and really tie things together! There's no vocals at all just interplay between all the sweet electric ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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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 ... Just Sold Out!
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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Bernadette CarrollLaughing On The Outside/Heavenly ... 7-inch
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Leroi ConroyRemember When?/La Gran Mesa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
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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Cookin On 3 Burners feat KaiitWarning/Jump Off ... 7-inch
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A walloping blast of Aussie Hammond soul from Cooking On 3 Burners! "Warning" cooks for sure, with flavored with raw drums some bold and sultry vocals by guest singer Kaiit. Jump about is hard charging instrumental stormer on the other side. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ 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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✨✧ Dap-KingsTear It Down/Collection Song ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
The Dap-Kings tear it down here – but at a nicely slow pace that's maybe almost more in the territory of El Michels Affair – a groove that really lets us enjoy each and every little bit of the instrumental genius – from the riffing guitar, to the rising horns, to the majestic ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Daptone Authorized Dealer exclusive. Quantities limited!) This item will not be delivered to you before Friday, September 21.

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

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

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DipSure Don't Miss You (vocal, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
The first we've ever heard of The Dip – a combo who are certainly tight enough that we're sure we'll be hearing lots more from them in years to come! "Sure Don't Miss You" is a song that seems instantly ready to burst out of the funky 45 ghetto – catchy enough to almost ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DipWon't Be Coming Back/Chanterelle ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful little single – one that's got more jazzy complexity than the usual funky 45! "Won't Be Coming Back" starts with a colorful riffing guitar, then opens to horns flowering in the same sort of chromes – creating positive, upbeat interplay while the tune grooves on! ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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

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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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Joseph Douglas/HesitationsCrazy Things/I'm Not Built That Way ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy ... $11.99
One of the rarest tracks from the Pied Piper productions team – and that's saying lot, given how rare most of their music has been over the years! Joseph Douglas is a singer shrouded in mystery – but he's wonderful here, as he steps out with this confident male soul tone – really ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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!)

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

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

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

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

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Alan Evans TrioAuthoritay/Drop Hop ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
That's no typo in the title – because the tune's so down and dirty, it's definitely got the "authoritay" it deserves! Alan Evans really knocks it out of the park with this one – heavy drums that set up a perfect Meters-type groove – and this bubbling, burning organ that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FelixTiger Stripes/You Can't Hold Me Down ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A weird and wild little groove – the kind of offbeat club cut that the Sleeping Bag label did so well in the 80s! "Tiger Stripes" has fast percussion with almost a tribal approach – and these cool birdcalls that come in before the vocals ring out with a catchy female chorus, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nico FidencoEternal Anguish/Come Back Rhythm ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Two sweet funky tracks from the soundtrack to the Italo sex classic Emanuelle Perche Violenza Alle Donne – served up here on a mighty cool pic sleeve 45! "Eternal Anguish" has these cyclic rhythms with a bit of tribal percussion – topped by a swirling flute line that creates ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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✨✧ Lee FieldsComing Home/Precious Love ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Coming Home" is a warmly funky groove from the great Lee Fields – a cut that seems to equally balance deep soul and sweet soul modes, as Lee himself has been doing on the best of his recent work! There's a great flow to the electric side of the instrumentation – which is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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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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Martin Hannett & Steve HopkinsAll Sorts Of Heroes/Scandinavian Wastes ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1976/1982. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Two rare tracks from the hands of Martin Hannett – the groundbreaking producer whose sense of electronics was such an important contribution to the post-punk recording scene in the UK! "All Sorts Of Heroes" is a surprisingly funky number – done with Steve Hopkins for a film, ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ HardriveDeep Inside (original, the dub) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A mighty nice track from Louie Vega – one that begins with this snapping, crackling beats, intercut with a wicked moody bassline – as soulful vocals kind of explode over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Harlem Gospel TravelersHe's On Time/Wash Me Lord ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A contemporary gospel group, but one that reminds us of those really cool spiritual acts from the New York scene at the 70s – when gospel styles were blending with soul, and coming up with a very righteous new style in the process! "He's On Time" is upbeat, funky, and fantastic ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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

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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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Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 7100 Days 100 Nights (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Lugnut Brand, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 8.98
A sweet instrumental take on the Sharon Jones classic – one that serves up plenty of Hammond organ in place of the vocals, and a groove that's got all the boogaloo soul style you'd guess from the name of the combo! There's lots of heavy conga in the rhythms, and the horns swell and rise to ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Martha High with Osaka MonaurailLittle Taste Of Soul/Unwind Yourself ... 7-inch
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Underground soul legend Martha High takes on two classic tracks – both with hard funk backings from Osaka Monaurail! "Taste Of Soul" is – we think – a Sugarpie De Santo cut from the 60s – and even if it's not, it's got a romping groove that's right in the same ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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Hank HodgeOne Way Love/Thank You Girl ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $12.99
There's a fantastic rumbling groove on "One Way Love" – this darkly funky sound that has piano folded into bass folded into drums – all to pave the way for these blasting horns that help keep the badass vocals of Hank Hodge soaring in the skies! "Thank You Girl" is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ 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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InfinityQueen Of My Universe/Up ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Queen Of The Universe" is a killer – a fast funk club that could work on the dancefloor, but which also has a richer vibe too – a warm message in the lyric, and this jazzy blend of riffing guitar and soaring keyboards! "Up" continues the heavenly pace – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Akira Ishikawa & Count BuffalosSoul Limbo/Sidewinder ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
Akira Ishikawa does a wonderful job here with the Booker T & The MGs classic "Soul Limbo" – serving up the tune with even more dynamic energy than the Stax Records original – including some killer percussion (timbales?) that really makes the larger horns leap! The ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – from Japanese Record Day 2017!)

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

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

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✨✧ Durand Jones & The IndicationsSmile/Tuck N Roll ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"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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Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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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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✨✧ Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
Fast guitar steps out quick on "Firewalker" – setting a groove that's followed by fast congas and some heavy riffing horns – all burning together with just the right sort of intensity you'd guess from the group's name! "Chalupa" continues with a sweet tropical ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Connie Kaye TrioI'm A Woman ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
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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Kenix Music with Bobby YoungbloodThere's Never Been No One Like You (short, edit) ... 7-inch
West End/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A sweet sweet groover from Kenton Nix – aka Kenix – a tune that builds wonderfully in that warmly-flowing mode that made West End one of the best indie labels in the late disco years! There's a simplicity here that's beautiful – almost as if Kenix were laying the groundwork for ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Frederick KnightSteppin Down/Heart Complication ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A nicely obscure tune from southern soul singer Frederick Knight – and a lot grittier than some of the work you might know from his full length albums of the 70s! There's a fast-burning organ that sets up the groove on "Steppin Down" – along with riffing guitars, blasting ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Krzysztof Komeda with Bernt RosengrenKnife In Water ... 7-inch
Polskie Nagrania/Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A seminal moment in Polish jazz – and in the soundtrack career of Krzystof Komeda, too! The rare EP features reedman Bernt Rosengren working with Komeda's trio – laying down amazing music from the film Knife In Water – but in a live performance from the the 1961 Jazz Jamboree ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & TogetherSittin On A Red Hot Stove/Nassau Beat (demo) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Two rare grooves from this legendary group! "Sittin On A Red Hot Stove" is a slow-stepping monster – very hard and funky, but moving at a pace that's much more leisurely than anyone who's getting themselves burned on a grill! The tune's got a completely badass vibe that's almost ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Masqueraders/Gentlemen FourDo You Love Me Baby/You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Fantastic dynamic harmonies from The Masqueraders – really at their best here as they dip, soar, and turn on a dime – exploding with vocal imagination on the excellent "Do You Love Me Baby"! The Gentlemen Four have a different sort of sound – working here on a Dionne ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Beverly McKaySay It With Feeling/Conscience ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $13.99
Deep soul from Old Town Records – two overlooked 60s gems from Beverly McKay! "Say It With Feeling" definitely lives up to its title – with a bumping, blasting groove from the horns and drums – which is then given this raspy power by Beverly's lead vocals! "Conscie ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Merced Blue NotesSundown/Whole Lotta Something ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early/Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
The Merced Blue Notes were one of the hippest groups working on the Cali scene of the 60s – a cooking combo who had the grit of the R&B club generation, but fused their music with more elements of 60s soul! Both of these numbers are stone stormers that must have really tore up the floor ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Mestizo BeatFeatherbed Lane/Handcuffed To The Shovel ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
This is the first we've ever heard of Mestizo Beat – and we hope we'll be hearing a lot more in the future! "Featherbed Lane" has a lot harder edge than you'd expect from the title – early 70s Latin funk with a strong flute part upfront – almost like some of the funky ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mild High Club/King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardRolling Stoned ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 11.98
Two takes on a style – both of them mighty nice! The Mild High Club are "Rolling Stoned" here in this fuzzy blend of slow drums and floating flute – all given this trippy production that's very fitting for the Stones Throw touch – with a quality that seems to shapeshift ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tadaaki Misago & His Tokyo Cuban BoysFunky Nassau/I'm A Man ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
A very different version of "Funky Nassau" than the hit by Beginning Of The End – one that begins, oddly, with the sound of an auto race – then rolls into fast percussion with lots of conga on the top, and some mighty soulful horn work by the Tokyo Cuban Boys! There's a sweet ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – from Japanese Record Day 2017!)

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Thelonious MonkNutty (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Gearbox, 1963. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.98
A never-issued performance of this classic tune from the Thelonious Monk songbook – recorded for Danish Radio in 1963, and played by the legendary quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! The quality is right up there with some of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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