12 groovy 45s from the Paris DJs private record store

More than 10.000 records (new releases or reissues handpicked by the Paris DJs team, plus the big stocks from Grant Phabao & Djouls' collection) have already been listed on Paris DJs' private record store. We opened it on Discogs a year ago while Parisian people may contact us to give us a visit adn save on shipping costs. Since then already 1.500 records have been sold. Soon we'll start listing the records from other members of the crew, it never truly ends… But thousands of records is maybe too much so we thought we should share regularly some insight, and list some selections of some of the cool music we have in store for you. Here's a first one, twelve 45s, cool & groovy stuff in different styles.

Andre Tanker with the Mansa Musa Drummers

Andre Tanker with the Mansa Musa Drummers ‎– Back Home (Jamwax, 2016)

1970s anthem of the returning migrant. An eternally classic folk tune from Trinidad and Tobago.
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Babe Wallace

Babe Wallace - Dizengoff (Blue Beat, 2017)

Official re-issue of a ultra-rare 1960 Big Band rhythm & blues bomb which mixes up English and Yiddish lyrics.
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East Of Underground

East Of Underground - Smiling Faces (Ocean Of Tears, 2017)

A brilliant soul cover of Norman Whitfield from 1971. Music originally distributed to soldiers during the Vietnam War by the U.S Army!
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Eric Boss

Eric Boss - Closer To The Spirit (Mocambo, 2017)

One half of Myron & E meets German funksters Mocambo Allstars for a fresh piece of b-boy funk, with a limited reissue on red vinyl.
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Fred - Love Can Last Forever (Stylart, 2016)

True magic operates on this gripping soul-pop ballad. One of the many fantastic sweet soul 45s coming out from Timmion Record in Finland recently.
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The Haggis Horns

The Haggis Horns - Take It Back (Haggis, 2017)

A pure feel good party tune. Old school live hip hop featuring guest UK MC/rapper Doc Brown, tight & funky!
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The Headhunters

‎– God Make Me Funky (Soul Brother, 2017)

A rare Disco mix version of The Headhunters iconic "God Make Me Funky" featuring vocals by The Pointer Sisters, released for Record Store Day 2017. This superior 4 min version has only previously been issued as a rare Promotional only 45 in 1975.
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Monophonics - There's A Riot Going On (Ubiquity, 2012)

A great psychedelic soul cover of Sly & The Family Stone, issued on a limited 7" for Record Store Day in 2012, with a B-side not available on the LP "In Your Brain".
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Edith Peters

Edith Peters - This Is The Moment (Schema, 2017)

Stunning gospel-soul from 1973, big band style thanks to the The Sante Palumbo Orchestra, with a Gerardo Frisina rework on the flip.
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Grupo Pilon

Pilon - S'ta Contente (Ostinato, 2017)

A synth funana banger from 1993, "combining traditional Funana rhythms and the hybrid ColaZouk style with psychedelic synth work and rugged guitar ostinatos".
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Sunny And The Sunliners

Sunny & The Sunliners - Should I Take Your Home (Big Crown, 2017)

Not only "a mid tempo masterpiece that is as cool and swaggy as it is sweet and innocent" but indeed two sides of irresistible Chicano soul ballads from the 1960s.
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Sun Palace

Sun Palace - Rude Movements (BBE, 2017)

An underground dance classic from 1983, for which original producer Mike Collins created an exclusive edit of the track to occupy both sides of the vinyl, for this Record Store Day 2017 45 reissue.
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