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Billy Hawks – O’Baby! EP – BGP 7″
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Four key titles from the R&B organist’s “Heavy Soul!” album of 1967.

A01 O’Baby (I Believe I’m Losing You)
A02 You’ve Been A Bad Girl
B01 Whip It On Me
B02 What More Can I Do?

Funkadelic – Can’t Shake It Loose b/w I’ll Bet You – BGP 7″
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Originally scheduled to be the second Funkadelic 45, ‘Can’t Shake It Loose’ was cancelled before release. This Sidney Barnes song had been a single (and Northern Soul classic) by Pat Lewis, whilst the Supremes had recorded it for Motown. It’s fascinating to hear George and the boys’ treatment released on 45 for the first time. It is backed by one of the great breakbeats – Funkadelic’s actual second single ‘I’ll Bet You’. The opening break sounds amazing on this newly mastered 45

Johnny Lytle – Selim b/w The Man – BGP 7″
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Two previously album-only Jazz dance classics. Vibes player Johnny Lytle always made records that were full of Soul, but ‘Selim’ – released on the tiny Tuba label – is a step above. A shuffling modal classic, this is essential.

The Fame Gang – Grits And Gravy (Extended Mono Mix) b/w Crime Don’t Pay – BGP 7″
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Southern Funk at its very best. The original A-side is a sought-after organ groove track guaranteed to fill a floor. This is the full-length version in an otherwise unheard mono mix. The flip is previously unreleased on Vinyl.

Bill Doggett – Honky Tonk b/w Honky Tonk Popcorn – BGP 7″
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A true Rare Groove classic, organist Doggett’s 1969 single is always in-demand. Produced by James Brown and featuring his band. Both sides are Dynamite.

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The Minits – Still A Part Of Me b/w If You Don’t Like My Apples (Don’t Shake My Tree) – BGP 7″
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Memphis girl group the Minits have had one of the most in-demand Sister Soul 45s of the last few years with ‘Still A Part of Me’ which consistently sells for high prices. This first vinyl reissue comes with a recently discovered unreleased Funk side sure to fill Dancefloors.

Lynn Varnado – Tell Me What’s Wrong With The Men b/w Staying At Home Like A Woman – BGP 7″
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Producer Miles Grayson was behind some of the most in-demand and impossible to find Funk and Soul records to emerge from the US West Coast. One of his discoveries was Lynn Varnado, known today for her Northern Soul masterpiece ‘Wash And Wear Love’. As that 45 is so expensive, the B-side ‘Tell Me What’s Wrong With The Men’ rarely gets the exposure it deserves. This 7-incher should rectify that. To make it even more irresistible, the flip features her first-time-on-single Sister Funk masterpiece ‘Staying At Home Like A Woman’

Camille “Lil” Bob – Stop! b/w Brother Brown – BGP 7″
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Camille “Lil” Bob was one of the finest R&B artists to emerge from southern Louisiana. His recordings for Goldband, La Louisianne and ANLA are the highest quality Soul and Funk but somehow he never rose from regional obscurity to national stardom. His incendiary cover of Howard Tate’s ‘Stop!’ and hardcore Funk item ‘Brother Brown’ have both caused a storm on discerning dancefloors in recent times.

Mongo Santamaria Orchestra – Yeh-Yeh! b/w Get The Money – BGP 7″
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Vocals by La Lupe and a Latin Soul beat combine to make the great Cuban percussionist Mongo Santamaria’s ‘Yeh-Yeh!’ dancefloor magic. The follow-up to his Top 10 hit ‘Watermelon Man’, it would have lyrics added by Jon Hendricks and be taken to #1 in the UK by Georgie Fame, while ‘Get The Money’ has been a proto-Boogaloo mod favourite for years.

Harold Mabern – I Want You Back b/w Funk Inc. – Sister Janie – BGP 7″
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This 33rpm 7-incher features two classics of the Acid Jazz era never before on single. Pianist Harold Mabern’s take on the Jackson 5’s ‘I Want You Back’ is propelled on a non-stop rhythm courtesy of Idris Muhammad and fiery trumpet from Lee Morgan. On the flip is Indianapolis group Funk Inc. Highly rated by DJs around the world, their ‘Sister Janie’ – clearly influenced by James Brown’s ‘Sex Machine’ – is as funky as Jazz ever got.