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Funky 45's — In Stock — 7-inch

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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Ruby & The MudflapsIs That Enough/Country Girl ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
A slow wah-wah guitar really sets the groove for the righteous lyrics of this tune – building nicely with a rough-edged lead – and flowing out with a quality that almost makes the whole thing feel like a vocal theme from a blacksploitation film, even though the lyrics are a bit more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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David Ruffin with Laverna MasonI Wanna Be With You/Still In Love With You ... 7-inch
Warner/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A heavenly late 70s track from David Ruffin – a groove that bubbles with a warm sound and a modern soul vibe – almost more Leon Ware than some of David's earlier work – and we mean that in the best way possible! Laverna Mason sings with Ruffin on the chorus – and the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rugged NuggetsRugged Walk/Take Me With You ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
Guitar, bass, and drums all really seem to love each other to death at the start of "Rugged Walk" – coming on with a unified groove that's peppered with horns in just the right way – while the guitar kind of wangles a bit of a solo next to a trumpet, and the whole thing ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SanjoLandings/Mule & Hummingbirds ... 7-inch
Mango Hill, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Funky drums and romping organ coming together in a really wonderful way – almost like the kind of groove you'd get on one of those 60s albums by The Peddlers, but without any vocals at all! "Landings" is completely wonderful – and "Mule & Hummingbirds" follows ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Stephen Michael SchwartzGet It Up For Love (single version, album version) ... 7-inch
Diplomats Of Soul/Expansion (UK), 1974. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Two different versions of this classic Ned Doheny tune – both of them totally great! The single version has arrangements by Larry Carlton that begin with snapping funky drums and warm keyboards – setting up a groove that's even more soul-based than the original! The album version has ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Archie SheppAttica Blues/Quiet Dawn ... 7-inch
Impulse/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $14.99 15.98
Two righteous tracks from Archie Shepp – served up here on a limited edition 45! "Attica Blues" might be the closest thing that Archie ever got to cutting a funk tune – thanks to some great wah-wah guitar in the groove – but the song also has a completely righteous ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi InomataStormy Man EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer – and one that also features work from pianist Takeshi Inomata and saxophonist Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto as well! The cover's somewhat ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Simpson UniquityRunning Away (funky vibes, Diplomats Of Soul dub) ... 7-inch
Expansion (UK), 2016. New Copy ... $7.99
A great remake of one of the biggest cuts ever from the legendary Roy Ayers – done here with a version that's got even more vibes than the original! In fact, the core groove is very much like the Ayers recording, but the cut soon moves into loads of jazzy vibes – and also has a great ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soren Skov OrbitOrbit Bound/NV ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99
Two beautiful tracks from reedman Soren Lyhne Skov – working here with a very cool group in a very moody style! "Orbit Bound" has kind of a slow, modal approach – echoey piano leading into the tune, while Soren blows soprano sax next to a bass clarinet – with these ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sons Of SlumMusic Is The Message/Show Me Tell Me ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A great little groove – not the famous tune by Kool & The Gang, but instead a really well-titled track by Sons Of Slum – a group who always managed to put plenty of righteous message in their music! The track's got a razor-sharp fast funk vibe – and it's paired here with the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soul Brothers IncPut It On Him/Go On & Have Your Fun ... 7-inch
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy ... $5.99
Wickedly funky work from the Soul Brothers Inc – a cut that burns, dips, and turns right from the start – a badass funky groove from lots of wicked guitar, while the lyrics are spoken over the top in a message-oriented mode! "Go On & Have Your Fun" has a similar vibe ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Soul MediaPainted Paradise/Breeze (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy (pic cover)... $17.99
Two funky jazz gems from Japanese reedman Jiro Inagaki and his electric Soul Media group! "Painted Paradise has right drums and a nicely choppy rhythm – arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki, who also plays Fender Rhodes on the tune! "Breeze" is a tune that begins with loads of ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing!)

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Soul ScratchAmerica/We All Bleed The Same ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2019. New Copy ... $5.99
There's a fantastic riffing guitar that kicks off "America" – this fast-strutting groove that's supported by just the right drum beats – making for a monstrous bit of fast-chugging soul that's perfect for the raspy raw vocals! "We All Bleed The Same" has these ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sunny & The SunlinersSmile Now Cry Later/I Only Have Eyes For You ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.99
One of the greatest tracks ever from Sunny & The Sunliners – the completely sublime "Smile Now Cry Later", which set the tone for a whole generation of harmony soul! The instrumentation is very slow, almost invisible at times – while Sunny sings the lead lyric in a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Foster SylversMisdemeanor/When I'm Near You ... 7-inch
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
What can we say? This is one of the greats! Foster Sylvers' "Misdemeanor" is one of the greatest-ever funky tunes from the 70s – made famous years back by a DOC sample, but loved way before that by anyone with a funky set of ears! The cut's got this incredibly strange groove ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SymaripSkinhead Moonstomp/Must Catch A Train ... 7-inch
Get On Down, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A killer cut from one of the most strangely-named acts to ever record for Trojan Records – a tune aimed specifically at the growing market of young Brits listening to reggae at the end of the 60s – with a fantastic groove that effortlessly blends soul and rocksteady with some very ... (Reggae, Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Claudio TallinoSpell/M23 ... 7-inch
Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)... $22.99
Two funky tracks from this rare Italian soundtrack! "Spell" has tight drums, a fast bassline, and this bold guitar line that echoes out almost with a western sort of vibe – but much funkier overall – especially when it gets a bit fuzzy in the middle! "M23" has a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Gloria Ann TaylorDeep Inside Of You/World That's Not Real (2018 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch
Columbia/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $10.99
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)
Also available Deep Inside You/World That's Not Real ... 7-inch 6.99

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Gloria TaylorDeep Inside You/World That's Not Real ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1973. New Copy ... $6.99
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
Also available Deep Inside Of You/World That's Not Real (2018 Black Friday Release) ... 7-inch 10.99

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Teacher HatersBig Pig Polly/Cut Loose ... 7-inch
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $3.99
An unreleased gem by a 60s group that have a very soulful take on the party rock style – really mixing together garagey elements and bluesy inspirations – a bit like some of the cooler Texas combos of the time! "Big Big Polly" has vocals that are more offbeat vocalizations ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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TensionCall Me/Your Sunshine ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
A pretty easygoing couple of cuts from Tension – a nice little moonlit club jam in "Call Me" and a breezier one in "Your Sunshine". "Call Me" has a light tough to the keys, with thicker washes of synth flowing in, and a soulful vocal, too. "Your ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Toni Tony Tone/Sydney YoungbloodTell Me Mama/Wherever You Go (Femifem mix) (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 90s. New Copy (pic cover)... $14.99
Funky soul from the start of the 90s – a special split single that features "Tell Me Mama" by Toni Tony Tone – and "Wherever You Go", in a rare Femifem mix! One cover features Toni Tony Tone, the back features Sydney Youngblood – and the whole thing is a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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John ValentiAnything You Want/Why Don't We Fall ... 7-inch
Ariola/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
A blue-eyed soul classic from John Valenti – despite the black and white eye image on the cover! "Anything You Want" has a warm jazzy groove, great keyboards, and the kind of cresting vocals you'd expect to hear on one of Stevie Wonder's best cuts from the 70s! "Why Don't We ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Part of the excellent Groove Diggers series!)

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✨✧ VisioneersHipology (7" box set) (limited 2012 Record Store Day release) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 2012. New Copy 5 x 7 Inch ... $22.99 34.99
Marc Mac takes it back, way back – with some great 70s styled sounds mixed in with his 21st Century vibe! The package is a great one to be issued on a limited 7" box, given the style of the music – and cuts include "Shaft In Africa (Addis)", "Funky Fanfare", ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 300 copies.)

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Sokratis Votskos QuartetAlmopian Etude/Sevenates ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
There's a strongly descending piano line in "Almpoian Etude" – one that gives the whole tune a moody, modal vibe before leader Sokratis Votskos really stretches out on soprano sax – taking the whole thing into nicely spiritual territory! "Sevenates" is a bit more ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, & OthersBad Girl Yoko EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
A totally cool Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – one that's as much of a jazz album as it is a film score! The group features saxes from Sadao Watanabe and trumpet from Terumasa Hino – part of a lineup that would already make the music sound great on paper, although it's even better ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Muddy WatersRollin Stone/Walkin Blues ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1950. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A classic early tune from Muddy Waters – one that might not have changed the world when it was released at the start of the 50s – but later gave the famous group their name! The tune's a wonderful mix of raw rural and early electric Chicago blues modes – spare, but extremely ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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✨✧ Muddy WatersShe's All Right/Sad Sad Day ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1953. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A fantastic Muddy Waters track from the early 78rpm years – a tune that's got this unbelivable folding together of fuzzy guitar and hypnotic vocals – almost a trance-like take on Chicago blues, and proof that even at the start, Muddy was onto something new! "Sad Sad Day" is ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – even in a vintage-style Chess sleeve!)

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Witch DoctorHow Can I Win Your Love/All I Know, I Love You ... 7-inch
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Rare Miami soul from Witch Doctor – a singer who works here in a groove that feels like a more stripped-down approach to the TK Records style from the same scene! By that, we mean that there's a funky current going through the music, but nice and lean – with moogy keyboards that ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Wonk/MelrawMonk's Playhouse EP – Cyberspace Love/Think Of One (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Blue Note/Universal (Japan), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
A wonderful reimagining of the music of Thelonious Monk – one that's done in a melange of jazz and contemporary elements – in a style that's very similar to the time that Madlib visited Blue Note over a decade ago! As with that set, there's a real 21st Century vibe here – a ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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Bobby Wright (Abu Talib)Blood Of An American/Everyone Should Have His Day (with zine) ... 7-inch
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $11.99
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Comes with a 16 page Melodies International zine!)

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Michael WycoffLooking Up To You/Tell Me Love ... 7-inch
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy ... $12.99
Sublime 80s mellow from Michael Wycoff – a great track lifted from his classic Love Conquers All album, and a tune that never gets old! The track glides in beautifully on some sweet keyboards that have a lot of 70s warmth – and Wycoff's voice, while smooth, also crackles with an honest ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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XL MiddletonH1NDS1GHT Vol 1 – Nervous/Digital Devils ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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XL MiddletonH1NDS1GHT Vol 2 – Gamin/Enjoyable Sunburn ... 7-inch
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Timi YuroAs Long As There Is You/It'll Never Be Over For Me ... 7-inch
Liberty/Expansion (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
A wonderfully romping tune from the great Timi Yuro – one that's got this upbeat rhythm, topped with soaring horns – all at a level that has Yuro sounding a bit less blue than usual – although still with a great power to her voice! "It'll Never Be Over" is wonderful too ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousChess Northern Soul Vol 3 (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch set ... $59.99 112.99
Socking soul from the legendary Chess Records – presented in a format that always served the label best! This very limited box features seven 45s – each of which contains two great grooves from Chess – the kind of upbeat, uptempo soul that made the Chicago scene of the 60s second ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Individually numbered, limited edition – includes download!)

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VariousSpotlight On Fraternity EP ... 7-inch
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A great look at Fraternity Records – an Ohio company who never issued that many records back in the day, but who made some fantastic contributions to the scene! Fraternity is best known as the home to a few crossover rockers, but the company also recorded some great soul tracks too – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousStars Of Spring EP ... 7-inch
Ace/Spring (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $7.99 14.99
Great tracks from the Spring Records label of the 70s – two of which appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! Spring was based in New York, but did a great job of bringing deeper soul singers into the big city groove – with a result that gave Spring both a strong ear for mellow ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousSuburbia Suite – Evergreen Review EP (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Four very cool tracks – all brought together as a limited release in tribute to the famous Suburbia Suite series from Japan! The music is all mod, groovy, and very upbeat – and most tunes are in a vocal jazz mode, but very different than the usual torchy styles you might expect – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)

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VariousSuburbia Suite – Future Antiques EP (Japanese Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy (pic cover)... $18.99
Four very cool tracks – all brought together as a limited release in tribute to the famous Suburbia Suite series from Japan! The music is all mod, groovy, and very upbeat – and most tunes are in a vocal jazz mode, but very different than the usual torchy styles you might expect – ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited release for Japan's Record Day 2018!)
 
 



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