Funky 45's

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



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✨✧ Harris & His Christmas AvengersGet Down Auld Lang Syne (stereo, mono) (red vinyl) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99
A fierce, funky bit of Holiday music – one that soars out here in a sweet instrumental mode that takes us back to James Brown's best Christmas cuts of the 60s! The group here starts out slow and somber, but quickly speeds up with hard-riffing guitar, monstrous funky drums, and this burning Hammond that cooks the whole thing nicely all the way through! (Holiday Music, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 500 copies – and pressed on sweet red vinyl!)

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Freddie HubbardFirst Light/Yesterday's Dreams ... 7-inch
CTI, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
Shorter versions of two tunes from Freddie's wonderful First Light album! The cut "First Light" starts with a swirl of percussion and horns – then rolls into a wonderful melodic groove that's one of his most memorable tunes since "Little Sunflower"! "Yesterday's Dreams" is a ballad number with larger orchestrations from Don Sebesky – and Fred blowing sweetly on muted trumpet over the top. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a CTI sleeve. Label has a small sticker.)

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Sly & The Family StoneThank You (Fallettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)/Everybody Is A Star ... 7-inch
Epic, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $4.99
A classic! "Thank You" was without a doubt Sly Stone's most far-reaching funk track – as it was covered in a million versions, by a huge amount of other jazz, soul, and funk groups. This is still one of the best versions, though – and on the flipside you get the wonderful "Everybody Is A Star". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Voices Of East HarlemCashing In/Take A Stand ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
Although less remembered than other tracks of theirs, we think "Cashing In" is one of the best tracks ever from this righteous 70s group! The cut starts with this cool hard piano, then runs into a soaring soul groove produced by Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield – completely sublime, and extremely uplifting. "Take A Stand" is great too – another message-oriented cut that shows why the group was so wonderful. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousStax Vinyl 7s Box (10 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set ... $62.99 64.98
Fantastic sounds from the legendary Stax Records – that mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! This very cool box is limited and numbered – and features a superb selection of second-chapter material from the label – tracks from the post-1968 time when Atlantic took away all the early hits – which maybe left Stax in a position to be even more creative and experimental than ever before! None of these titles are too-played tracks – and instead, the set brings together a nice mix of deep soul, Northern grooves, and even a bit of funk – with tracks that include "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "The Stars" by Barbara Lewis, "The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy" by John Gary Williams, "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" by Lou Bond, "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Happy" by William Bell, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, and "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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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

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Dee Dee SharpWhat Kind Of Lady/The Bottle Or Me ... 7-inch
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $8.99
A Northern Soul classic from Dee Dee Sharp – a tune that begins with this fantastic fast piano over the groove, already totally wonderful at the start – then Dee Dee's raw vocals come in to blow the whole thing away! "The Bottle Or Me" is a great message-oriented cut – scored with sublime Philly touches that include echoey vibes and some sweet-stepping strings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sly & The Family StoneIf You Want Me To Stay (mono, stereo) ... 7-inch
Epic, 1973. Near Mint- ... $7.99
A great single from Sly! "Babies Makin Babies" starts out with a tight funky break, then moves into a stoner funk groove with a very messed up sound, and some great organ riffs. "If You Want Me" has that great synth drum sound that Sly pioneered, and great soul vocals over the top with a catchy catchy hook! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Promo in an Epic sleeve.)

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