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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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✨✧ Contributors Of SoulI Don't Know/Look What You Done For Me ... 7-inch
Newmiss, Early 70s. Near Mint- ... $3.99
Sublime stuff! "I Don't Know" is a great deep soul harmony cut – rolling into a midtempo groove from the intro like a rare Stax gem, with some great guitar and organ riffing along with the vocals, which are sung in a mode that's raspy and sweet at the same time! "Look What You Done" is pretty nice too – a bit more driving, but with a really nice harmony sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Soul ChildrenWhat's Happening Baby (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Stax, 1974. Near Mint- ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of our favorite tracks ever by the Soul Children – lifted from their massive Friction album, and head and shoulders above any of their earlier or later work! Part 1 is a wonderful warm soul tune with lead vocals by J Blackfoot – giving way into part 2, which has this incredible monologue delivered to his lady, who he thinks is stepping out behind his back. The whole thing's impossible to describe accurately – wrapped up in warm soul, with amazing vocals, impeccable instrumentation, and a sound that was hardly surpassed at Stax! 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cicero BlakeSee What Tomorrow Brings/Don't Do This To Me ... 7-inch
Success, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
A wonderful single from the deep soul genius Cicero Blake! "See What Tomorrow" has a lilting groove – almost uptown, but with rawer midwestern elements – and the hook is a compelling riff on the future, sung by Cicero in a style that's similar to Garnet Mimms, with a mix of sweet and hard styles in the same breath. The flip's just as great – and has a strong shouted quality, in a mellow mid-tempo Ben E King-ish groove. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has moderate peeling.)

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James BrownMoney Won't Change You/Try Me ... 7-inch
Polydor, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $6.99
"Money Won't Change You"s a great little number – begins with runaway drums, then settles into a cold-vamping rap about the power of money, and what it won't do! The cut's a perfect blend of funk and message – from the pen of James and always-great Nat Brown. "Try Me" is mellower, but still has some decent work on the keys. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Gold label "Soul Classics" pressing with printed sleeve.)

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Maxine Brown/Chuck JacksonI Wonder What My Baby's Doing Tonight/Two Stupid Feet ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson recorded some famous duets in the 60s – but here, each are featured as solo acts, on a great repressing of rare tracks! "I Wonder" is a very groovy number from Maxine – a bit more upbeat than some of her other work, and with a nice swing that's almost Northern Soul! Chuck Jackson has all the depth of his bluer work on "Two Stupid Feet" – but the tone's also got a nice groove too – a midtempo stepper for a classic soul dancefloor! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Leonard ChinWhat More Can I Say (dance mix 83, original) ... 7-inch
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with mellow, soulful energy! The "dance mix 83" has a bit of a reggae rhythm, but very subtle – and the chromatic quality of the guitar really sounds great in the setting! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Carolyn Crawford/Hodges, James, Smith, & CrawfordReady Or Not Here Comes Love/What Made You Think ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two great early tracks from Carolyn Crawford – both produced by Mickey Stevenson! "Ready Or Not" is a groover that has a bit of a Detroit soul vibe, but some slightly more 70s touches too – all a perfect setting for those amazing vocals that made Crawford so great as the decade moved on! "What Made You Think" has Crawford as part of the Hodges, James, Smith group – a great midtempo groove with percussion at the core, and a really catchy vibe as the four voices trade lines back and forth! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Darrow FletcherWhat Are We Gonna Do About This Mess/Honey Can I ... 7-inch
Crossover/Kent (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Two rare tracks from the Crossover Records years of Darrow Fletcher – issued here for the first time on 45! "What Are We Gonna Do" is wonderful – a tune that's got a great bumping groove, soaring strings, and this strong message-oriented lyric from Darrow that really knocks things out of the park! "Honey Can I" is from a few years later, and has this warm midtempo groove – maybe more in a modern soul mode overall, but with a style that's great for the fantastic Fletcher vocal approach! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Monk HigginsCeatrix Did It/What Fah ... 7-inch
St Lawrence, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
Wonderful stuff from this mad soul genius! "Ceatrix Did It" is a hip slinky sax-driven instrumental – with organ bubbling in the background, while the tenor blows the melody in a mellow soundtrack-y way. "What Fah" is even better, a cool instrumental – with organ vamping underneath, and hard tenor soloing over the top – and it's put together in this cool "mod" groove that's completely infectious. Works well as a slower funk cut or a late night dancefloor stormer – and with Monk at the helm, the whole thing's as perfectly put together as can be! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have some wear.)

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IntrudersI'm Girl Scoutin/Wonder What Kind Of Bag She's In ... 7-inch
Gamble, Late 60s. Very Good- ... $3.99
We never tire of the Intruders – and a single like this is the reason why! "I'm Girl Scoutin" is great stuff in their classic mode – with kind of a silly theme, but solid soul vocals that totally put the whole thing over without a flaw! "Wonder What Kind" is great, too – although it's got a very different approach that's deep heavy psyche soul, with a haunting moody approach that's almost in the Chicago mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Betty LaVetteHe Made A Woman Out Of Me/Nearer To You ... 7-inch
Silver Fox, Early 70s. Very Good+ ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of Betty LaVette's funkiest tracks! "He Made A Woman" is a monster – guitar jangling a bit at the beginning, while hard drums chug out a nice little groove – setting the stage perfectly for Betty's hip vocals! "Nearer To You" is Betty doing what she does best – singing deeply and soulfully, in a classic southern soul mode! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MandreSolar Flight (Opus I)/Money (That's What I Want) ... 7-inch
Motown, 1977. Near Mint- ... $5.99
"Solar Flight (Opus 1) has a groove that's clearly indebted to 70s keyboard and bass heavy funky soul & disco – but done with even more of a consciously cosmic synth groove – a real precursor to 80s synthesizer music! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a sticker.)

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PrecisionsWhy Girl/What I Want ... 7-inch
Drew, Mid 60s. Good ... $9.99
Excellent group soul tracks, with a nice hard groove, and a good Detroit group sound. "Why Girl" has great harmonies, and a good Motown-esque sound. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have light stains.)

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Lloyd PriceLove Music/Just For Baby ... 7-inch
GSF, 1973. Very Good+ ... $4.99
While Lloyd's voice isn't what it was on his 50's recordings, this mid 70s single is actually a pretty decent one! The lyrics are a bit silly, but the general groove is very similar to Marvin Gaye, of I Want You vintage – with lots of sexy strings, moogy keyboards, and a cool slow funky soul groove that's pretty darn sweet. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(In a GSF sleeve.)

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Dexter WanselLife On Mars – 45s Collection (2 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Philadelphia International/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)... $22.99
A special four track, double 7" single version of Life On Mars – fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles with some of the more keyboard-oriented funk that was coming out of the Herbie Hancock camp during the mid 70s – a vibe that's every bit as electric and spacey as you'd guess from the cover! Some cuts have a bit more of a soul focus, but others have loads of jazzy keyboards from Dexter – driven on by some great drums at points too. Titles include Wansel's legendary version of "Theme From the Planets" with the much sampled breakbeat at the beginning – plus the funky "Life On Mars", and the tracks "One Million Miles From The Ground" and "You Can Be What You Wanna Be", 7-inch, Vinyl record

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