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Maybe a bit goofy, but now a classic club track that's survived the test of time nicely as just about every DJ's theme song, with a monster scratchy guitar riff, and lots of that rolling bass pedal groove that was so popular in the early 80s. 12-inch, Vinyl record
Disco remix of this nicely progressive soul track by Vernon Burch. The track's not as classic sounding as some of his work, but it does have a nice enough hook, and some righteous lyrics that keep the groove strong. 12-inch, Vinyl record
A nice hook, cool keyboards, and a sweet flanged-out vocal style all make this one a nice bit of 80s groove! Curtis sings in a wonderfully warm style, and he delivers the song in an excellent sort of way that should have made him one of the bigger soul acts of the 80s! 12-inch, Vinyl record
An offshoot of the 4AD rock scene from the UK, this number sampled Rakim from "Paid In Full" to great effect – and it made quite a bit of sense that the track was issued on 4th & Broadway in the US (probably also a legal move, so that the label wouldn't sue 4AD for copping a ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A shameless bit of pop house – but we love it! Lidell's original tune is super catchy, with a "nu nu" vocal refrain that will keep you humming for days – and it's presented here in a bunch of different extended mixes! 12-inch, Vinyl record
One of our favorite tracks ever from Prince – an instantly funky, instantly catchy tune that never fails to blow us away with its dexterity! The jam sounds great, even after all these years – and it's backed by a non-LP cut, "Another Lonely Christmas" – in which Prince ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A fantastic mellow groover from Lowrell! The cut's got a bit of a Barry White approach – but with a groove that's stripped down more, and which slinks along a bassline and guitar riff that really sparkle nicely. The whole thing's super-tasty – and it's one of the best indie soul ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
2 sides of work by this oft-overlooked late Chicago soul group! The real gem here is "Share My Love With You" – a sublime harmony soul ballad, and the kind of track that rivals the best of the New Jersey vocal group scene of the early 70s! A wonderful track that should have been ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
Classic! Although folks had been saying for years that Prince was funky, "Kiss" was the first tune to really have him going to town on the instruments – in a way that we always expect from a true funk act, but not so much for the pop charts – reason alone to adore this one! ... 12-inch, Vinyl record
A pretty catchy groover from Suzy Q – slightly cold, with a thumping dancefloor groove that's got some nice European touches! A bit quirky, but with a stomping approach that's compelling. 12-inch, Vinyl record