Funky 45's — All

XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!

$



Items/page

LL Cool J Edit search Phrase match

 
Sort by
Possible matches: 4
Possible matches1
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
AurraI'll Let You Go (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Mid 80s. New Copy ... $6.99
A great lost track from Aurra – recorded after the duo's famous run on Salsoul Records, and with a cool interplay between the vocals that's totally great! All the group's best elements are firmly in place here – a wicked bassline, tight keyboards peppering the groove, and that sublime male/female vocal style that made the pair so great! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches2
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandJungle Fever/Tender Trap ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
A sweet steel band cover of the funky classic "Jungle Fever" – that great groove you'll know from the famous original by Chakachas – served up here with even more of a funky drum break on the intro, and the added charm of funky steel drums! Those drums sound equally great on "Tender Trap" – this cool, snapping, slow-walking groove – funky, but in a very weird way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches3
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Incredible Bongo BandBongo Rock/Apache ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy (reissue)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two of the greatest songs ever from the Incredible Bongo Band – brought together here in a special limited edition picture sleeve! "Bongo Rock" is a killer – a tune with a massive break that's been sampled countless times, and which has this amazing percussion part in the middle, mixed with lots of very cool horn effects! "Apache" is maybe even more classic – one of THE cuts that gave birth to hip hop – with a break you'll recognize instantly, and this mad groove that's plenty great on its own! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Possible matches4
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
✨✧ Bahta Gebre-Hiwot/Alemayehu EsheteTessassategn Eko/Ayallkem Tedenko ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Bahta Gebre-Hiwot is one of those Ethiopian singers you may not be able to pronounce, but who you'll really be digging once you hear him sing – a cool, raspy style over a slightly funky groove with rolling piano, a bit of horns, and some nice riffing guitar in the middle! Alemayehu Eshete is on the flipside – sounding very cool, too – on a cut that's got this weird-toned piano that makes for hip exotic inflections, even while it's still sounding pretty funky overall! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Partial matches: 17
Partial matches5
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jay VonsWant You Tomorrow/Did You See Her ... 7-inch
Wick/Daptone, 2017. New Copy ... $4.99
The best yet from Brooklyn's Jay Vons – who've been cutting solid 45s for a small bunch of indie labels in the preceding past half decade or so – and really show an impressive range on this one for Daptone's Wick imprint! The upbeat "Want You Tomorrow" balances some wonderful late 60s baroque pop harmonies with old school soul in a really cool way! The flip "Did You See Her" has a more of a raw harmony soul/funk vibe, with some sweet vocals and organ, and horns in the mix. 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches6
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Anatoly IceSomething Happened (2Me)/Light ... 7-inch
Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Tight, breakbeat funk style cuts from Russian producer & DJ Anatoly Ice! "Something Happened (2ME)" is laced with old school funky horn and vocal samples, really tightly punctuated by hip hop beats. "Light" is almost a nod to early 90s Dr Dre productions with the promiment G Funk groove, but it's some really cool sampled piano in the mix, too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches7
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bama Lamas feat Gabrielle SuttonSecurity/It's Too Late ... 7-inch
Bama Lamas, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $5.99
Floorshaking sounds from Chicago's Bama Lama's with guest singer Gabrielle Sutton – paying tribute to the glorious dawn of the 60s guy/girl rocking rhythm & soul singles of Tarheel Slim & Little Ann with the songs – while paying homage to the groovy style pre-Ye Ye French rock singles with the très chic picture sleeve! "Security" is an untempo stormer and "It's Too Late" is slower cooking flipside with cool organ in the middle. The production is excellent, too, with a genuinely vintage feel! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches8
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Miles BonnyHello Jesus/High Enough ... 7-inch
Plane Jane, 2017. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A funky spiritual tune from Miles Bonny – maybe one of his best tracks in years, and a tune that blends hip hop production with old school gospel lyrics! Miles has a nicely understated approach that's right on the money – and which makes for no fake modes at all – and the flipside has an equally great slow funk groove (nice hard drums!), with some cool touches on trumpet and keyboards alongside the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches9
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jukka Eskola Soul TrioIntroducing The Soul Trio/Martha's New Moment ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
A hard-hitting romper from trumpeter Jukka Eskola – a tune that has the trumpeter working with the well-named Soul Trio – in a groove that feels like some lost jukebox jazz single from the 60s, with the trumpet popping nicely alongside a soaring Hammond! "Martha's New Moment" begins with a great drumbreak, the rolls into more great organ – all very 60s overall, and capped with a cool compressed solo from Jukka! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches10
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Deak Ferance & Roger ConradOmaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini ... 7-inch
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A great little record that's almost worth the price of the cover art alone – especially if you dig Italian horror films as much as we do! Side one is a tribute to the film Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi – served up with a groove that would be perfect in a 70s giallo thriller – these cool quick-tempo beats with a nice undercurrent of sex – topped by keyboard riffs that echo Goblin or Keith Emerson – and all recorded with a very vintage feel! The flipside features two tracks in tribute to the film Man-Eater – the first done with cool keyboards that almost have a John Carpenter vibe – the second with an even spookier mix of noise and organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Orange & black splattered vinyl. Limited to 350 copies.)

Partial matches11
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
FruitWhat You Gonna Do/Life Is A Challenge ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A quick-stepping bassline kicks this one off, but there's also a fair bit of moogy keyboards in the mix, too – arcing up and down the spectrum over the straightforward groove – creating a nicely cosmic complexity over the party-heavy lyrics! The flipside's got an even cooler vibe – fast-moving congas with the rhythms, ala Miami club – and more of those sweet moogy touches next to the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches12
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $4.99
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 groove – darn funky, and with this cool plunky beat that's mighty unique! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches13
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Luis BacalovCarrefour/Sistemo L'America E Torno ... 7-inch
RCA/Four Flies (Italy), 1974/1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $19.99
One of the funkiest tunes we've ever heard from Luis Bacalov – quite different than both the western and sentimental soundtrack material that's usually his better-known work! "Carrefour" has a wicked drumbreak at the start – snapping under cool wah-wah guitar that's very loose and open – while a bassline kicks in and makes the whole thing even better, and organ, tenor, and percussion build as the tune moves on! "Sistemo L'America" has lots of percussion right at the start – funky congas next to more great bass – topped with tinkling piano, sweet flute, and some very nice organ! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

Partial matches14
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Budos BandMagus Mountain/Vertigo ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2015. New Copy ... $4.99 7.99
One of those funky 45s you can tell will be great – just by looking at the surface of the grooves! The tune starts out all compressed and trebly at the start – with fuzzy guitar over a spare rhythm, which then gets full and funky once the cut gets going – but then takes this great break about two-thirds of the way through, relaxing its Ethio-styled funk for a sparer, spacey bit that features more cool guitar before getting funky again! "Vertigo" is even trippier – almost Ventures at the start, filtered through the psych generation – then much more Afro-styled in the rhythms, with these weird distorted screaming horns! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches15
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Friction BandWatchin You/To The Sky ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
No friction here – as the group's tight and right on the money – flowing wonderfully through the completely catchy groove of "Watching You"! The tune's almost got the appeal of some of the Fantasy Records work by Wayne Henderson – funky club, but with a more sophisticated vibe too – and the flipside features a sweet mellow number with wonderfully warm vocals, and these very cool moogy keyboards! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches16
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
GripsweatsZiggy's Walk/Alpha Dog ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
Nobody's got the gripsweats heare – because the sound of "Ziggy's Walk" is so sharp, so tight, all of the musicians must have had some pretty deft fingers on their instruments! The tune is slow-stepping, but comprised of some very punchy horn parts and riffing guitar – the latter of which opens up in all these very cool wangly ways! "Alpha Dog" is another slow-funk burner too – and has even more of a bold bottom, thanks to some Hammond in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition pressed on clear red vinyl.)

Partial matches17
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Jon HendricksCloudburst/Four Brothers ... 7-inch
Decca, Mid 50s. Near Mint- ... $9.99
Very cool – and one of the first records we've seen issued under the name of Jon Hendricks! The single is pre-Lambert Hendricks & Ross – but also features backing from the Dave Lambert singers. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo copy, too. One label has a small sticker.)

Partial matches18
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
ApostlesBanko Woman/Faith Luck & Music ... 7-inch
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99
Fast funky grooves from The Apostles – one of the few 70s Afro combos who could maybe go head to head with the sharpest American funk acts of the time! "Banko Woman" is a wickedly quick barrage of basslines, snapping percussion, and very cool guitar – a tune that's got a bit of chorus vocals, but mostly seems to focus on the instrumentation – especially on the nice breakdown in the middle! "Faith Luck & Music" is maybe a bit slower, but equally funky – with catchy sing-song vocals, and almost a Caribbean vibe on the guitar! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches19
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Andrea BalducciSpooky/Hurt So Bad ... 7-inch
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
Two of the coolest cuts from Andrea Balducci's excellent album on Schema – a slow, slinky version of "Spooky", with sweet Fender Rhodes under the lyrics – and a super-dope funk remake of "Hurt So Bad" – with even more Rhodes, and a groove that really beats the original! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches20
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Bottle TreeOpen Secret (main, drums) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to hear the complex talents of drummer Tommaso Moretti! 7-inch, Vinyl record

Partial matches21
CD, LP, Vinyl record album cover art
Lady WrayUnderneath My Feet/Guilty ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
A funky snapping single from Lady Wray – one that's got a vamping guitar alongside the drums – almost in a modern update of a "Fever" sort of groove – which opens into deeper territory as the lady steps up and belts out the lyric! "Guilty" has a slower-breaking drum at the core – which makes the track almost a cool combination of sweet soul and funk, especially given the harmonizing vocals of the backup singers! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



⇑ Top