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Funky 45's — In Stock — Vinyl

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

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

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✨✧ AJ & The JiggawattsIt Is What It Is/Party Music ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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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 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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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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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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Willie BoboAlways There/Comin Over Me ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Ronnie Laws may have had the first hit version of "Always There", but Willie Bobo's is a great one too – with a slightly Latin tinge that takes the cut to a whole new level, adding in some extra percussion to make its jazz funk grooves stand up on end! "Comin Over Me" is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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Aaron BroomfieldI'm Gonna Miss Ya/Does Anybody Really Know ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy ... $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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Broomfield Corporate JamStop/Doin It Our Way ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
Hardly the corporate record you'd guess from the name – and instead a fantastic funk track from the 70s underground! There's a cool descending vibe to the rhythm – which contrasts nicely with the soaring vocals of the group! "Doin It Our Way" follows with an equally upbeat ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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BrownoutEvolver/Things You Say (colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy ... $7.99
There's a great fuzzy groove going on here – maybe a bit more distorted than the usual Brownout sound – but still equally funky! "Evolver" has this lyric and an overall vibe that maybe places it in the territory of War during their glory days – and "Things You ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On translucent red vinyl!)

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✨✧ Keni BurkeRisin’ To The Top/Hang Tight ... 7-inch
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Rickey Calloway & The Soul MotivatorsTell Me (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
A fresh take on one of the Rickey Calloway classics from years back – snapping drums and full-on funk – a completely heavy-hitting number that rivals the best James Brown work of the early 70s! The track's a smoking cooker that never lets up – from the first rattletrap on the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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

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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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✨✧ Conjunto Jovens AfricanoNhu Djon/Volta Pa Terra ... 7-inch
Ostinato (UK), 2018. New Copy ... $11.99 12.99
A fiercely percussive couple of tracks by Conjunto Jovens Africanos – a group with roots in Sao Tome and fuses raw rhythms with spacey synth and electric guitar! "Nhu Djon" blazes from beginning to end, and such an incredible blend of Afro Latin vocals and rhythms with more cosmic ... 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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✨✧ 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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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)... Just Sold Out!
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 ... $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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Dos SantosLogos/Como? ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99
Two great cuts from Dos Santos – a combo you might know from work on other labels, but who appear here on a co-release with International Anthem – and which also features that label's Nick Mazzarella handling the horn arrangements! The horns soar to the skies beautifully on "Logos& ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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✨✧ 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 ... $36.99
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 AffairShadowboxin/Iron Maiden ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels AffairTearz/Verbal Intercourse ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The label says El Michels, but the record also features vocals from Lee Fields & The Shacks – singing in this slow-stepping harmony chorus that often gives way more strongly to the instrumentation – in a moody, late nite funk approach that's one of the finest moments in the El ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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Coke EscovedoI Wouldn't Change A Thing/Rebirth ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Coke Escovedo always warms our heart with his 70s classic "I Wouldn't Change A Thing" – an amazing track that has a funky fusion flavor and almost a Larry Mizell-styled groove – compressed keyboards and guitar riffing away beautifully next to Coke's conga lines – all ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Alan Evans TrioAuthoritay/Drop Hop ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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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Fabulous DynamicsGet Hip To Yourself/Every Time I See A Pretty Girl ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Raw harmony heaven! "Get Hip To Yourself" has just a bit of riffing guitar to get things going – a slight rhythm that's quickly taken over by the vocals of the group – singing in this mode that's formatted like old street corner soul, but has much more of a 60s quality ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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

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Flame N King & The Bold OnesHo Happy Day/Strange Love ... 7-inch
Tuff City, Mid 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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 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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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Great ReviversFunk Revenge/Juice Head ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A wicked little slow funk number – one that definitely takes its time as the drums break and basslines set up the groove – followed by wah-wah guitar that's moving at an equally relaxed pace – yet which, like the rest, all come together with the kind of sharp, soulful quality that' ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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

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

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

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

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Chris Hazleton's Boogaloo 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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HeadhuntersGod Make Me Funky/If You've Got It You'll Get It ... 7-inch
Arista/Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy ... $9.99
"God Make Me Funky" is easily the best cut ever by The Headhunters – a killer long jazz funk groove, one that begins with drums that have inspired a generation of DJs, and which have made the track in-demand for years! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ 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 ShakedownHard Steppin/Prisoner ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2009. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
An Afro funk steeped workout from Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown – tight, hard charging and "Hard Steppin" – doing their thing with abundant classic stateside instro funk influences, too! "Hard Steppin" is a heavy, unstoppable number – the drums, percussion and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe Shakedown/Jive TurkeysNo Answer ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
A split single from a pair of the sharp neo classic funk combos on the Colemine label – the Afro funk steeped Brooklyn crew Ikebe Shakedown and midwestern raw funk revivalists The Jive Turkeys – each taking a turn on the Ikebe Shaketown cut "No Answer"! Ikebe Shakedown's ... 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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✨✧ 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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KleeerIntimate Connection/Tonight ... 7-inch
Love Vinyl (UK), 1984. New Copy ... $9.99
80s grooves galore! Kleer sound great on both sides of the single – hitting hard on side one with their classic "Intimate Connection", and on side two with the amazing "Tonight" – both mellow-grooving tunes with some incredible keyboard lines that slip, slide, and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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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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Living FunkFools Love/Silver Black Summer Day ... 7-inch
Funk Music Unlimited, 1973. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The group may be named Living Funk, but "Fools Love" is a great bit of mellow sweet soul – a tune that moves at a slow pace that really lets the vocals unfold in a heartbreaking kind of way! The funk returns on the flipside – as "Silver Black Summer Day" has loads ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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

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

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Toshiro MayuzumiBeast Must Die EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1959. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
A tense crime soundtrack from Japan – served up in a host of shorter tracks with a really evocative feel! There's a definite jazz bent to some of the music, but given the brevity of the tunes, most numbers don't have standout solos – just strong use of key sonic elements in a really ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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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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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Melba Moore/Maxine BrownMagic Touch/It's Torture ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1985/1986. New Copy ... $9.99
A great one from Melba Moore – an early groover with a stepping, soaring feel! The track was unissued until the 80s – but recorded in the 60s – and it's got this proud, stomping kind of approach that's very different than Melba's later work! Maxine Brown comes on with the harder ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Derrick Morgan/Dennis AlcaponeThere Stands The Glass/Version Stand Alone ... 7-inch
Jump Up/Happy As A Lark, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99
Jamaican legends Derrick Morgan each adapt the classic honky tonk country jukebox standard "There Stands The Glass into an old school style ska groove! Derrick Morgan's version features Charlie Organaire on harmonica – and the flipside version features the equally legendary Dennis ... (Reggae, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)
 
 



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