Funky 45's — All Formats

A massive array of great 7" singles -- lots of rare grooves, funk, soul, and more!


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James BrownGittin' A Little Hipper (part 2)/Let A Man Come In And Do The Popcorn (part 2) ... 7-inch
King, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
Part two's of two great James Brown tracks! "Gittin' A Little Hipper" is one of our favorite instrumentals from JB late 60's period, and it's got a great rolling groove to it, with a very tasty sax solo by Pee Wee! "Let A Man Come In" is a real stormer from James, and one that you don't see on wax that much. Plus, it's another part 2 – with a rolling open ended groove, and lots of shouting by James! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Counter PointsEarly Dawn/You've Made Me So Happy ... 7-inch
Ja-Wes, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $14.99
"Early Dawn" is an excellent lost groover! It's got a nice hard drum intro, and a sweet mellow jazz groove played by an unknown tenor player that sounds a lot like Stanley Turrentine in his very early days. The riff is totally catchy, and the cut's a wonderful little number that's way more sophisticated than your usual funk number. The single is one of our favorite funky 45s of all time, and it almost never turns up! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Nico Gomez & His OrchestraAquarela/Rio ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $7.99
One of our favorite tracks ever from the great Nico Gomez – a tune that begins with pounding piano in a bossa-styled groove, then features female chorus vocals rising with the rhythms – all with a warm style that's really wonderful throughout! "Rio" is great too – equally funky, with a strong mix of piano and percussion in subtle drama and a straightforward groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jive BombersBad Boy/When Your Hair Has Turned To Silver ... 7-inch
Savoy, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $1.99
One of our favorite doo wop tracks of all time! "Bad Boy" has this insane vocal – all bubbly and wobbly, sung by Clarence Johnson in a mode that's part R&B, part showy pop, and very cool sounding all the way through. One of those cuts that seems to come from no place – but which you'll remember for years to come! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charlie ShaversMost Intimate (7 inch EP) ... 7-inch
Bethlehem, 1955. Very Good (pic cover)... $6.99
Wonderfully sweet work from trumpeter Charlie Shavers – Charlie blowing on ballads over larger orchestrations, in a style that's really our favorite side of his work! Charlie's horn drifts magically over string-heavy backings from Syl Oliver – in a mode that's warm and lush, yet also beautifully soulful, and manages to really personalize the familiar tunes in the set. 4 numbers on this original 7" pressing of this material, including "Ill Wind", "Out Of Nowhere", "You're Mine You", and "Let's Fall In Love". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Sleeve has light bottle ring stains on back.)

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VariousIf A Song Could Be Freedom (Organized Sounds Of Resistance) – Five Political & Social Movement Songs ... 7-inch
Interference Archive, Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99
A totally cool little package – one that brings together a number of different songs originally recorded as acts of political resistance – most of which are groovy enough to stand on their own long after the message has come across! Our favorite here is a remake of the Rare Earth tune "Get Ready" – performed as a nice funky cut with plenty of soul by The Progressive Labor Party, who turn the lyrics to support the workers! Other numbers are more folksy, but still pretty nice – and include a Kurdistan field recording of "The Inernationale", plus "Bambini Pianificati" by Gruppo Musicale Del Comitato, "Pfumo Nya Ku Pele" by Coral Das Forcas Populares De Libertacao De Mocambique, and the North Carolina textile tune "We Got A Union In The Country" by the Mountain Musicians' Cooperative. Comes with a huge booklet of notes and images, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited numbered edition of 600 copies – with heavy book too!)

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✨✧ Isley BrothersBlack Berries (part 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
T Neck, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
We can't remember which album this one's on (or if it's on an album at all), but it's our favorite type of Isley's groove. It's got a pulsing sexy beat, rolling sinister piano, and some nice horn solos. The lyrics are very laid back and funky, and are an exploration on the idea that "the blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Luiz Carlos Vinhas/Golden BoysYe Mele/Berimbau ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite cuts ever from Luiz Carlos Vinhas – a tune you might know more from the famous Sergio Mendes version, but which gets a trippy psych-styled presentation here – female vocals mixed with moody organ, and almost a Santana-styled arrangement, but without any guitar! "Berimbau" is another familiar tune that sounds totally different here – given this wild, complicated arrangement for the Golden Boys – who harmonize along with this weird psych guitar in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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