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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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Saucy Lady feat J-ZoneAlien Nation/Orbit ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2019. New Copy ... $8.99
Standout tracks from Saucy Lady's Supernova LP – backed by J-Zone on both "Alien Nation" and "Orbit"! The former has raw funky drums giving a nice heavy backdrop to her take in neo-classic spacey disco. "Orbit" has a more measured tempo, again has a heavy ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Jackie ShaneAny Other Way/Sticks & Stones ... 7-inch
Sue/Numero, 1962. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
Two fantastic tracks from Jackie Shane! "Any Other Way" is a great mix of deep soul vocals with an uptown sort of vibe – a tune that's got this slow-stepping bassline that burns at the bottom, while piano tinkles and horns come up at the end – but all in a mode that's cool ... 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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✨✧ Sly5thAve feat Jimetta RoseLet Me Ride/Still DRE ... 7-inch
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A pair of standouts from Sly5thAve's breezy, lightly orchestral takes on classic Dr Dre productions! "Still DRE" is one of the sweetest jams of all, taking flight on soulful stings, piano and flute, leading into terser, tighter grooves anchored by funky drums. Jimetta Rose's vocal and ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkI'd Better (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
Sweet funky soul from Carlton Jumel Smith – a great singer whose voice brings a nice sense of humanity to the tune – while Cold Diamond & Mink serve up some crackling drums, warm horn lines, and a great little groove! CDM are all alone on the flip – the instrumental take on ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Toru TakemitsuTokyo Senso Sengo Hiwa (The Man Who Left His Will On Film) – Searching For Fantasy/In The End ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $13.99
Two beautiful tracks from this early 70s Japanese soundtrack – back to back on a single 45! "Searching For Fantasy" is a trippy electric piano number from Toru Takemitsu – done with this snakey guitar line that almost feels like a sitar at times – evocatively dipping, ... 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!)

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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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Ultimate Ovation & The Force Of Power with McKinley JacksonBaby Girl/Stomp The World ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy ... $6.99
A funky track, but with some great sweet soul vocals – harmonies that unite and break nicely over the slow-stepping drums and bass – all with a sinister vibe that has us pretty spooked about this baby girl! "Stomp The World" features an appearance by classic soul legend ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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Jean Claude VannierLa Bete Noire (2019 Record Store Day Release) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1983. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
Very different work than usual for arranger/composer Jean Claude Vannier – not a slinky sexy soundtrack, but instead an all-acoustic set that features some fantastic jazzy touches – including work from saxophonist Philippe Mate, and vibes and percussion from Bernard Lubat! The 7" ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Louie Vega presents Leroy Burgess & The Universal Robot Band featuring Patrick AdamsBarely Breaking Even (Louie Vega boogie mix radio, Louie Vega boogie mix radio inst) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 2019. New Copy ... $11.99
A fantastic return to form for everyone involved – as underground club legends Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess get a whole new groove from Louie Vega – but with a warmly soaring vibe that's a great update of their classic approach! "Barely Breaking Even" is a classic from the ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Velvet UndergroundSunday Morning/Femme Fatale (2019 Japan Record Day release) ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
A beautiful Japanese pic sleeve – featuring two of the "hits" from the first album by the Velvet Underground with Nico – packaged in a front cover that replicates the Andy Warhol banana image, and a back cover that features the rare "torso" image! (Rock, Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – for Japan Record Day 2019!)

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✨✧ Village CallersHector/I'm Leaving ... 7-inch
Rampart/Vampi Soul (Spain), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A massive bit of sample history! The Village Callers' "Hector" is one of those funk cuts that will stand for years – thanks to a famous sample by the Beastie Boys, and a number of others. The cut's a great one – and it's offered here with "I'm Leaving", a non-LP ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 ... $28.99 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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Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, & OthersBad Girl Yoko EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
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 WatersManish Boy/Young Fashioned Ways ... 7-inch
Chess/Third Man, 1954. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
Maybe one of the most famous Muddy Waters songs ever recorded – served up here in all its fantastically raw glory! The tune's got Waters playing a famous electric guitar vamp that may well have become the blueprint for countless bar bands to come – but serving up the lyrics with a wit ... 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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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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Masao Yagi & Toshiro MayuzumiGood-Bye Moscow EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)... $16.99
A great Japanese jazz soundtrack from the late 60s – as full of feeling and creative inspiration as some of the best French jazz scores of the New Wave! The tunes here mostly stand out as strong jazz numbers on their own – although there are a few shorter, more introspective or scene-se ... read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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 – 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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