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Deep Funk — In Stock — 7-inch

XHeavy funk from the contemporary scene -- from labels like Daptone, Truth & Soul, Now Again, Schema, Freestyle, and Legere!

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AJ & The JiggawattsIt Is What It Is/Party Music ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
One of the rawest, raunchiest grooves we've heard from AJ & Co to date – a tune that's got a heavy slow-funk drum part that launches the whole thing along – and some slinky stepping, hard-sung lyrics that almost give the song a pimp walk sort of vibe! "Party Music" is a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Now on black vinyl.)

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B-Side PlayersAll I Want/La Vuelta ... 7-inch
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy ... $3.99
A warm mix of funk, reggae, and a bit of hip hop – served up in a tune that comes across with a crackling sort of freshness overall! Lyrics are a mix of sung chorus and spoken verses – and the groove has a rising/falling horn passage that really underscores the meaning of the tune! ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band1 Thing/Hoola Hoop ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
There's a great old school vibe to "1 Thing" – beats that are maybe a bit more South Bronx than usual for Bacao, but via a "Funky Nassau" sort of energy too! The steel drums make some great sounds over the grooves – and "Hoola Hoop" continues a hip hop ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jonny Benavidez & Cold Diamond & MinkLet's Get Together (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
Sweet soul from Jonny Benavidez – a singer who's got a voice that takes us back to the late 60s era of work by Ralfi Pagan and Joe Bataan – and who comes across here in an equally heartbreaking mode! Cold Diamond & Mink provide some nicely stepping grooves in the background, warmed ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black Market BrassWar Room/Into The Thick ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
Funky drums and some mighty nice horns – a real killer from Black Market Brass, and maybe one of their most intense tracks to date! There's almost an Afro Funk vibe here, but the style is even more freewheeling – fast grooves and horns that are incredibly deft, but also have lots of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wesley Bright & The HoneytonesHappiness/You Don't Want Me ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
The bass moves fast, the guitar riffs faster, and the voals of Wesley Bright are really fantastic – crackling nicely as he soars over the top of "Happiness" – a tune with more sadness than you might expect, but in a really great way! "You Don't Want Me" slows things ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Budos BandUp From The South/TIBWF ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2005. New Copy ... $4.99
The first funky outing we've ever heard from The Budos Band – but a really tasty funky set, with a raw and stripped-down feel! "Up From The South" is a chugging, churning mass of snapping drum breaks and scratchy guitar – topped by a well-crafted horn part that comes in as ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DeRobert & The Half-TruthsJudgement (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99 6.99
These guys always serve up the goods – but this time around, they seem to be even sharper than usual in their own style of funky soul – with vocals that hit almost a Ricky Calloway sort of edge, and razor-sharp backing from the band – and more than enough energy to keep things ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Doktu Rhute Muuzic (Roy Hytower)I'm In Your Corner/Tip Jar ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), 2016. Near Mint- ... $4.99
Funky new work from Dotku Rhute Muuzic – the artist formerly known as Roy Hytower, who gave us some great funky blues on the Chicago scene of the 70s! The groove here is right up there with Roy's old work – tight, gritty, and a great mix of southern soul elements and west side grit ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Du-RitesMean Machine/Cornithian Leather ... 7-inch
Old Maid, 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
The machine here is mighty mean – and plenty lean, too – given that the cut just features funky drums, riffing guitar, bubbling bass, and lots of sweet organ! Things are pretty spare, but that's part of the charm – and a similar vibe is repeated on the flipside – but with ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels Affair with Lee FieldsNever Be Another You (voc, version) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Lee Fields fronts El Michels Affair – and his deep soul vocals are a perfect fit for their slow funk groove! The core tune already has a strong reggae vibe – different than other El Michel's music, but still done with that deep, dark quality in the rhythms – and the flipside ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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El Michels Affair featuring Piya MalikUnathi/Zaharila ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
The cover's a bit unusual for a single by El Michels Affair, and the music is too – especially given that group here work with singer Piya Malik – whose entrancing vocals really bring a new sound to their groove! "Unathi" has some elements that are in the familiar El Michel's ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lee FieldsComing Home/Precious Love ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Coming Home" is a warmly funky groove from the great Lee Fields – a cut that seems to equally balance deep soul and sweet soul modes, as Lee himself has been doing on the best of his recent work! There's a great flow to the electric side of the instrumentation – which is ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Great ReviversBar Hop/Last ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
If the Great Revivers are doing a bar hop, it's got to be one that involves plenty of shots – as the speed of this funky instrumental is so nice and quick, it hardly leaves room for any drinking! The drums are sharp, guitar nicely riffing, and the whole thing has a nice wah wah breakdown in ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Great ReviversFunk Revenge/Juice Head ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
A wicked little slow funk number – one that definitely takes its time as the drums break and basslines set up the groove – followed by wah-wah guitar that's moving at an equally relaxed pace – yet which, like the rest, all come together with the kind of sharp, soulful quality that' ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversSupervan/Funk 84 ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
This "Supervan" speeds along at a mighty nice clip – initiating the groove with a bleep that sounds like it's backing up – while the drums propel the whole thing forward with a sharply woven mix of riffing guitar, dipping bass, and really sweet organ lines! "Funk 84" ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Great ReviversThree Broken Bones/Spacecake ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
We're not sure who broke the bones on this smoking little single – as all the group members seem to be in mighty fine form – moving with effortless ease over the romping mix of funky drums, riffing guitar, and soulful Hammond that make them so great! "Spacecake" is equally ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Hanz Mambo & His CigarettesMer Baltique/Breaking Wave ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
Hanz Mambo lives up to the watery sound of his previous single with "Mer Baltique" – a dreamy little instrumental that has lots of echoey guitar over a slowly-loping groove – complete with some very nice watery effects in the middle! "Breaking Wave" is slower and ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Hand-numbered limited edition of 250!)

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsScorpio Walk/Message Of Love ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Holy HiveThis Is My Story/Blue Light ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 8.98
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsSmile/Tuck N Roll ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2015. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
"Smile" has this nicely heavy bottom – drums that almost come on with the power of a contemporary beat, which really underscores the deep soul vocals of Durand Jones – a singer with almost a Lee Fields approach to the music! "Tuck N Roll" is funky too – but ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Durand Jones & The IndicationsYou & Me/Put A Smile On My Face ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsHow Long Do I Have To Wait For You? (reggae version)/How Long Do I Have To Dub For You? ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2008. New Copy ... $4.99
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jason Joshua & The BeholdersRose Gold/Are You Ready (colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Mango Hill, 2018. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
There's a great groove at the start of "Rose Gold" – funky drums, but nice and mellow – spaced with bass, topped with horns, and really setting things up in a fantastic way for the heartbreaking vocal of Jason Joshua – a singer who reminds us of Joe Bataan during his ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Second pressing – on yellow colored vinyl!)

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Jungle FireFirewalker/Chalupa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
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 ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Misha Panfilov Sound ComboMarathon/Who's In Love ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $6.99
A fantastic funky cut from this cool Estonian combo – one that has some nice spooky touches in production, but a hard funk vibe all the way through! Drums are tight, and there's some great funky flute and guitar solos in the middle! "Who's In Love" goes in a completely different ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OrgoneBig Day/Hound Dogs ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A romping bit of funk from Orgone – a cut that's one of the group's own, but which almost feels like it could have been lifted from an early Funkadelic album – given the bassline, drums, and the way a chorus supports the energy of the lead vocals! "Hound Dogs" is another ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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OrgoneBulletproof/PCH (One More Mile) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
Double dose of Orgone in prime funky hero mode! "Bulletproof" is a tight jam with a bit of a 70s cinematic funk feel with tight horns courtesy of their friends in Ikebe Shakedown and some really cool, unpredictable changes as it rolls along – really ratcheting up the percussion ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Rugged NuggetsYo Todo Tu Yo/Tsunami ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
A cool little groove from this mysterious funky combo! "Yo Todo Tu Yo" has a slight Latin vibe – as you might expect from the title – but is also this hip midtempo funk number done with snapping drums and watery keyboards – kind shimmering next to the tight breaks, ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Solar ShieldReesis/Beeturia ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Soul SurfersSignals/My Crew (inst) ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the coolest tracks from this sweet funky combo – a number that begins with a bit of spacey electronics, then has this drum beat that snaps into a groove – while lots more electric sounds sparkle out along the rhythms! "My Crew" is done here as an instrumental – ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 250 copies.)

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Sure Fire Soul EnsembleCity Heights/Strollin Adams ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99
A funky groove, but a warm one too – with this great guitar part that sets the whole thing up with some sweet colors over funky beats – which are then echoed by a mighty nice horn section too! The whole thing almost feels like a lost Archie Bell instrumental from "Tighten Up" ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tuxedo with ZappShy (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Tuxedo work here with Zapp – but at level that has the Troutman legacy very much back in full form! The basslines, rhythms, and vocoder bits are very much like you'd hear from the group in their early 80s prime – maybe just warmed up a bit with the undeniable Tuxedo love of a good hook ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ruby Velle & The SoulphonicsCall Out My Name/Love Less Blind (colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 8.99
A loud, proud tune from Ruby Velle – and one that's also got some great backing vocals from a trio that includes the lovely Chantae Cann! The track's got this almost-dark edge, and feels like one of the more powerful tracks we've ever heard from Ruby – and it's backed here by "Love ... (Funky 45's, Deep Funk) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On colored vinyl!)
 
 



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