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✨✧ VariousLatin Underground Revolution – Swinging Boogaloo, Guaguanco, Salsa, & Latin Funk From New York City 1967 to 1978 (3 x 7" singles) ... 7-inch
Rocafort (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7" ... $22.99
A cooking collection of rare Latin soul tracks from the end of the 60s – and a few great salsa numbers from the 70s underground too! The cover shot is from a Louie Ramirez album from the boogaloo years – and Louie kicks things off with a special edit of his great cut "New ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ 79.5Boy Don't Be Afraid/I Stay You Stay ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
79.5 have a warm glow right from the start – this shimmering vocal that really makes "Boy Don't Be Afraid" sound like a modern take on sweet soul modes from the 70s – but all set to some nicely funky drums! "I Stay You Stay" is a bit more laidback on the drums, but ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sonics/SCAMFind Myself Another Girl/Spooky ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99
Not the freaky fuzz you'd usually expect from a record issued under a Sonics name – as this cut's got more of a brown-eyed soul sort of style – with easygoing vocals, and a sweet organ line to underscore the blueness of the tune! "Spooky" is great too – a remake of the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Lively Set/Three DudesBlues Get Off My Shoulder/I'm Begging You ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
The Lively Set take on "Blues Get Off" with a great 60s Texas vibe – fast drums, tight horns, and a soaringly soulful vocal that hardly fits the blue theme of the lyric! Three Dudes are nice and funky on the flipside – working some fast-riffing guitar all the way through ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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KnxwledgeGladwemet EP ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.99
A tight little EP by LA beatcraft maestro Knxwledge – showing some impressive stylistic range! The vocal track "Relapse" features Traffic on the rhymes, Knxwledge's production bringing in a laidback funky electro soul vibe for Traffic's gritty, though introspective LA streets-schoole ... (Hip Hop) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Underground SolutionLove Dancin (rmx radio edit, in deep mix) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1991. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
"Luv Dancin" is a great one from Strictly Rhythm – the kind of soulful house that made the label so important in the early 90s! There's a spare, percolated beat to the groove – but the warmer lead vocals of Jasmine really pick things up – giving the track a direction ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Aly-UsFollow Me (voc, dub) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A nice smooth house track from Strictly Rhythm's salad days, with a nicely bouncing bassline – and one that was HUGE here in Chicago! There's this really moody keyboard line at the start – before the beats pump up and the vocals really get fantastic! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ HardriveDeep Inside (original, the dub) ... 7-inch
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A mighty nice track from Louie Vega – one that begins with this snapping, crackling beats, intercut with a wicked moody bassline – as soulful vocals kind of explode over the top! (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sunny & The SunlinersOne Who's Hurting You/Should I Take You Home (original version) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $8.99 9.98
Beautiful soul from this great Texas group! "One Who's Hurting You" is sweet soul of the highest caliber – a rougher lead vocal mixed with warm harmonies, all set to a dreamy, slow-stepping rhythm that feels like New York/New Jersey mellow soul at its best! "Should I Take You ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ FelixTiger Stripes/You Can't Hold Me Down ... 7-inch
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1984. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A weird and wild little groove – the kind of offbeat club cut that the Sleeping Bag label did so well in the 80s! "Tiger Stripes" has fast percussion with almost a tribal approach – and these cool birdcalls that come in before the vocals ring out with a catchy female chorus, ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Braen & Raskovich (Alessandro Alessandroni/GiulianAfro Beat/Afro Flower ... 7-inch
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
Two sweet funky tracks from Braen & Raskovich – a mysterious studio duo that features some extra-heavy drums from Giuliano Sorgini! The drums alone here are great – but they're also topped by a weir spooky keyboard that's billed as a "Hammond C3" on the cover – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 400 copies.)

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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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cookin On 3 Burners feat KaiitWarning/Jump Off ... 7-inch
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy ... $9.99 10.98
A walloping blast of Aussie Hammond soul from Cooking On 3 Burners! "Warning" cooks for sure, with flavored with raw drums some bold and sultry vocals by guest singer Kaiit. Jump about is hard charging instrumental stormer on the other side. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ So-OnsTej/Short Shrift ... 7-inch
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
A nice little Afro Funk style jam from The So-Ons – representing the LA, with an early for African percussion & rhythms! "Tej" cooks over a steady rhythm, horns and a really nice spindly guitar groove. "Short Shrift" carries a similar path of the other side, but the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Breakdown BrassMary Jane/Horseman ... 7-inch
Mixto, 2016. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
The Breakdown Brass take on Rick James' "Mary Jane" – turning the whole cut into a horn-heavy instrumental, with a groove that's more 70s funk than the vintage of Rick's original tune! The whole thing comes off great – the horns really hold onto the hook – and the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Edo G, DJ Premier & Pete RockEdo G Presents – DJ Premier Vs Pete Rock (4 X 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Redefinition, 2000s/2018. New Copy 4 x 7 inch ... $36.99
A 4 X 7" testament to the longevity and timeless craft of 3 hip hop legends – MC Edo G and masterful producers DJ Premier & Pete Rock! It's a great little round up of old school style rap singles in a single package, pairing vocal versions with instrumentals, with 4 rock solid tracks ... (Hip Hop) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition!)

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Budos BandMaelstrom/Avalanche ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2016. New Copy ... $4.99
A pair of aural psych funk severe weather events from the mighty Budos Band! "Maelstrom" kicks off with swirling bit of organ, presaging the funky onslaught to come – with soulful horn blasts and and impeccably rhythmic sensibility that keeps it from flying out of control. "Aval ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sharon Jones & The Dap KingsBetter Things/Window Shopping ... 7-inch
Daptone, 2010. New Copy ... $4.99
A pair of the best tracks from the instant classic, mainstream attention seizing I Learned The Hard Way – "Better Things" and "Window Shopping on a 45 – as they should be, because these are neo jukebox classics of the highest caliber! "Better Things" is a ... (Funky 45's) 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) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cormega feat Capone & NoreagaReal Report (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Aura, 2018. New Copy ... $11.99
A hard-hitting, but funky soul beats-backed track pairing up legendary Queensbridge street hip hop Cormega and Capone-N-Norega! Lyrically indicative of modern times, and straight up classic style production, courtesy Tarik Azzouz. (Hip Hop) 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to just 300 copies!)

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Real Live (K-Def & Larry O)Chatter In The Background (original, bonus drop)/Shake And The Fat Man/Uncontrollable ... 7-inch
Real Live Musik, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
K-Def & Larry O returning to their mid 90s roots – and reuniting as the Real Live! "Chatter In The Background" kicks off with a bit of indistinct crowd chatter before kicking into gear as a forceful funky hip hop track – and the following couple of tracks are just as ... (Hip Hop) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Sure Fire Soul EnsembleAragon/El Nino ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
This one leaps into the groove right from the start – with this dipping bassline that can't help but set fire to the rest of the instruments – as the whole thing moves fast and really takes off in a flurry of bass, drums, and horns – almost with the energy of a vintage JBs cut! ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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MonophonicsBang Bang/Thinking Black ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 8.99
A great version of the classic Cher tune – one that takes the "Bang Bang" lyric into much more sinister territory, thanks in part to the dark funky vibes of The Monophonics – and thanks in part to the male vocalist, which really changes up the song! "Thinking Black" ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Black PumasBlack Moon Rising/Fire (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 10.98
"Black Moon Rising" is a tune that seems to really live up to its title – with these slow funky drums that break on the intro – then roll into these bad-stepping keyboard lines that support the lead vocals and really let them flow! There's a similar sort of energy on "Fir ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl!)

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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) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Ikebe ShakedownSupermoon/The Ally ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Flying Stars Of Brooklyn NYMy God Has A Telephone/Live On ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
The debut single from a new project led by Aaron Frazier of Durand Jones & The Indications – but a record that feels like it could have been lifted from an underground gospel catalog of the 70s! "My God Has A Telephone" has this great gentle funky groove – slow-stepping, ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Leroi ConroyTiger Trot/Enter ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
That tiger's trotting at a mighty cool pace – a slow-funk groove that almost seems to have a touch of Ethio-exoticism in the horns – while the drums and guitar stay in more familiar funky territory overall! The guitar is even wilder on the flipside – as "Enter" has kind ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Leroi ConroyRemember When?/La Gran Mesa ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2014. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
Debut single by Leroi Conroy – a producer on a number of singles on indie funk Colemine stable – getting an assist from members of Jive Turkeys, Jungle Fire, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble! "Remember When" is gritty little number instrumental that feels like a ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Ground Control feat David WhitleyStep Out Of The Dark/All Night Long ... 7-inch
Star Creature, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 10.00
Spacey club soul from DJ Friction's Ground Control project – and another win for Chicago's Star Creature label! "Step Out" has a great dancefloor-ready vibe from the opening bit of beats and synth groove, but once the vocals kick it goes to another level, thanks the soulful vocals ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Emma DeAngelisEmma DeAngelis EP (Forgiveness/Trip/Plankton) ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)... $13.99
You might know the DeAngelis name from other funky Italian work of the 70s – thanks to the soundtrack genius of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – but this DeAngelis is their sister Emma, who had a much shorter career – but one that was equally groovy overall! The set begins with ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies.)

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Krzysztof Komeda with Bernt RosengrenKnife In Water ... 7-inch
Polskie Nagrania/Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A seminal moment in Polish jazz – and in the soundtrack career of Krzystof Komeda, too! The rare EP features reedman Bernt Rosengren working with Komeda's trio – laying down amazing music from the film Knife In Water – but in a live performance from the the 1961 Jazz Jamboree ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Andre TankerRiver Come Down/Swahili (limited edition 7-inch with download) ... 7-inch
Soundway (UK), 1960s. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
A killer couple of funky calypso numbers from Trinidad's legendary Andre Tanker on Soundway 45! "River Come Down" is an incredible number that demonstrates very well the open creativity and innovative styles that Tanker specialized in. Funky percussion, Caribbean rhythms and passionate ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited to 1000 copies. Includes mp3 download.)

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Thelonious MonkNutty (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Gearbox, 1963. New Copy (pic cover)... $10.99 11.98
A never-issued performance of this classic tune from the Thelonious Monk songbook – recorded for Danish Radio in 1963, and played by the legendary quartet that featured Charlie Rouse on tenor sax, John Ore on bass, and Frankie Dunlop on drums! The quality is right up there with some of the ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Akira Ishikawa & Count BuffalosSoul Limbo/Sidewinder ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $24.99
Akira Ishikawa does a wonderful job here with the Booker T & The MGs classic "Soul Limbo" – serving up the tune with even more dynamic energy than the Stax Records original – including some killer percussion (timbales?) that really makes the larger horns leap! The ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – from Japanese Record Day 2017!)

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Tadaaki Misago & His Tokyo Cuban BoysFunky Nassau/I'm A Man ... 7-inch
Columbia (Japan), 1972. New Copy (pic cover)... $24.99
A very different version of "Funky Nassau" than the hit by Beginning Of The End – one that begins, oddly, with the sound of an auto race – then rolls into fast percussion with lots of conga on the top, and some mighty soulful horn work by the Tokyo Cuban Boys! There's a sweet ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited pressing – from Japanese Record Day 2017!)

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Roy Ayers/PleasureOur Time Is Coming/Take A Chance ... 7-inch
Universal (Japan), Early 80s. New Copy ... $22.99
Two mighty positive groovers – pressed up here on a limited 45 from Japan! "Our Time Is Coming" is a soaring clubby cut from Roy Ayers – with rhythms that move quick, but which have a righteous message from Roy and the group – plus sweet keyboard fills in the middle! ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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InfinityQueen Of My Universe/Up ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
"Queen Of The Universe" is a killer – a fast funk club that could work on the dancefloor, but which also has a richer vibe too – a warm message in the lyric, and this jazzy blend of riffing guitar and soaring keyboards! "Up" continues the heavenly pace – ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Love CompanyLove Tempo/Somebody Help Me Be Fair ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
"Love Tempo" has a mighty fast groove – these really strong congas at the start, which are warmed up with guitar riffing, then topped with fantastic harmony vocals that really let the whole thing take off! The tune's almost a mix of sweet soul vocals and late 70s underground club ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Little Ann/TurnaroundsDeep Shadows/Stay Away ... 7-inch
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $11.99
A magnificent track from legendary Detroit producer Dave Hamilton – a gem that lie tucked away in his vaults for many years, but which has gone onto hit great fame, thanks to a recent CD issue! This 45 marks the first-ever single release of the track – a sublime slow stepper that mixes ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chip E feat K JoyLike This (house mix, DDD dub) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), 1985. New Copy ... $16.99 19.99
A real classic from Chip E – maybe not always the strongest of the early Chicago house music pioneers, but a great talent here – with a wonderfully soulful vibe! Female lead vocals make the tune a fuller, richer one than it might be from just the stark handclap beats and basslines ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Harlem Gospel TravelersHe's On Time/Wash Me Lord ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2018. New Copy ... $5.99
A contemporary gospel group, but one that reminds us of those really cool spiritual acts from the New York scene at the 70s – when gospel styles were blending with soul, and coming up with a very righteous new style in the process! "He's On Time" is upbeat, funky, and fantastic ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Orgone feat Cyril NevilleI Sold My Heart To The Junkman/Goodbye Nola ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99 7.98
A great remake of the classic 60s soul tune "I Sold My Heart To The Junkman" – redone here by Orgone with a bass-heavy groove, and some excellent lead vocals from Cyril Neville! Both the group and Neville give the whole tune a very different flavor – more 70s righteous ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Los SospechosJano's Revenge/Mirror Door ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2010. New Copy ... $5.99
Raw underground funk from Los Sospechos – featuring members of Budos Band & Menahan Street Band – excellent numbers created for the soundtrack to the film Postales! "Jano's Revenge" starts with and revolves around a killer bass groove with a nice & pulpy kick to it ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On colored vinyl!)

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ProphetRight On Time/Tonight ... 7-inch
Treasure/Stones Throw, 1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99 9.99
Two rare electro soul tracks from west coast underground legend The Prophet! "Right On Time" is quite spare, and has more in the way of beats and basslines than it does a bold lead vocal from the man himself – as The Prophet almost seems to be lurking in the background at times, ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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AdonisNo Way Back (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
An undeniable acid house classic with enough bouncing 909 bassline and 808 handclaps to keep you moving all night long! One of the essential mid 80s Trax releases. (Funky 45's) 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Kool & TogetherSittin On A Red Hot Stove/Nassau Beat (demo) ... 7-inch
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
Two rare grooves from this legendary group! "Sittin On A Red Hot Stove" is a slow-stepping monster – very hard and funky, but moving at a pace that's much more leisurely than anyone who's getting themselves burned on a grill! The tune's got a completely badass vibe that's almost ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PretendersJust Be Yourself/It's Everything About You (That I Love) ... 7-inch
Family Groove, Early 80s. New Copy ... $6.99
A soaring modern soul tune from The Pretenders – not the famous Ohio Rock group, but an obscure soul act who do a wonderful job of harmonizing along with the groove! "Just Be Yourself" is an uptempo message cut that's totally great – in the more righteous side of the disco ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bacao Rhythm & Steel BandPIMP/Police In Helicopter ... 7-inch
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy ... $6.99
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Camellia Hartman & The Soulful SaintsBreathin’ Hard (Over You)/Return the Favor ... 7-inch
Dala, 2018. New Copy ... $6.99 7.98
The Soulful Saints provide this gentle swing behind the vocals of Camellia Hartman – almost a 60s two-step sort of groove, which really fits the lighter style of Hartman – which we really appreciate in a world that's sometimes too full of over-belting soul singers! "Return The ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jake NajorDirty Money Breaks (with download) ... 7-inch
Common Good, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.98
A nice little 7-inch EP of drum breaks by Jake Najor of Surefire Soul Ensemble! Raw drum breaks from a modern funky drums guru – 4 per side and the titles include " Thirteen", "Nine", "Five", "Two", "Costaliving", "Guantanamo" and ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays at 33 1/3 – and a includes download with bonus beats!)

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White BlindsGet To Steppin/Blinded (colored vinyl) ... 7-inch
F Spot, 2018. New Copy ... $7.99 8.98
A furiously funky couple of jams by underground LA trio The White Blinds! "Get To Steppin" comes storming out of the gates with some of the most hard-charging organ funk and heavy drums we've heard in a while. "Blinded" takes a more measured approach, this one with a jazzier ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(White vinyl pressing.)

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Sandra WrightWounded Woman/Midnight Affair ... 7-inch
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy ... $9.99
A sweet-stepping bit of southern soul from Sandra Wright – the title track to her album of the same name, but a number that's more than worthy of a 45 of its own! Sandra may be wounded, but she brings an upbeat quality to the track that's great – this pride and positivity that's set to ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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IvoriesPlease Stay/I'm In A Groove ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
Great girl group soul – with a righteous undercurrent too! "Please Stay" moves along at a really nice clip – a tight Northern-styled number that has the vocals soaring up strongly, almost with a Chi-soul sort of sound! There's piano peppering the rhythms – possibly the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Teacher HatersBig Pig Polly/Cut Loose ... 7-inch
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
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 ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FUKDetroit 1977 – Road Kill/I Got A Head ... 7-inch
HoZac, 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $7.99
A late 70s punk era single by FUK (F––d Up Kids) – a short-lived Detroit group with vocalist/lyricist Sue Rynski & a pre-Mission Of Burma Roger Miller handling all the instrumentation! This is purportedly the only couple songs they ever recorded, and it's pretty incredible! ... (Rock) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Now on black vinyl.)

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Alan Evans TrioAuthoritay/Drop Hop ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2012. New Copy ... $5.99
That's no typo in the title – because the tune's so down and dirty, it's definitely got the "authoritay" it deserves! Alan Evans really knocks it out of the park with this one – heavy drums that set up a perfect Meters-type groove – and this bubbling, burning organ that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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PlopEmu/Ume ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy ... $12.99
One of the most enigmatic funky combos you'll ever hope to hear – an Estonian outfit who bring plenty of jazz to their groove! "Emu" has this great fast-moving bassline and skittish drums at the core – but there's also a frenetic flute solo over the top, moving between ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 250!)

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Coko & Misha Panfilov Sound ComboSoul Strut/Electrifying Woman ... 7-inch
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)... Just Sold Out!
The mighty Coko joins the Misha Panlov combo – for a single that might well be one of the group's heaviest to date! Coko really blasts out of the gate – almost calling out the action of the combo more than just singing soul – while Misha provides plenty of fuzz and funk, in that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Barrett StrongMoney (That's What I Want)/Oh, I Apologize ... 7-inch
Tamla/Third Man, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
One of Motown's earliest hits! This is the classic first version of this great cut that was covered by the Beatles, The Flying Lizards, and a million other groups – but it sounds better than ever as a stomping soul tune in the hands of Barrett Strong! The flipside's mighty nice, too – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Beautiful reissue pressing – in a paper sleeve just like the early Tamla pressing!)

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Kenix Music with Bobby YoungbloodThere's Never Been No One Like You (short, edit) ... 7-inch
West End/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99 10.98
A sweet sweet groover from Kenton Nix – aka Kenix – a tune that builds wonderfully in that warmly-flowing mode that made West End one of the best indie labels in the late disco years! There's a simplicity here that's beautiful – almost as if Kenix were laying the groundwork for ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Marshall JeffersonHouse Music Anthem – Move Your Body/Drum Your Body (Virgo) ... 7-inch
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
A soulful classic from Chicago! "Move Your Body" is a wonderful house tune – one with a warmer groove than usual, and vocals that really drive the track in a great way alongside the relentless and infectious piano line. Mixed by Chicago legend Ron Hardy, this track needs no ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Bill BrownBip Bam (parts 1 & 2) ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
A warmly jazzy groove that builds with these waves of organ-based energy – flowing out nicely to encourage the sweet lead vocals in a really great way! The whole thing's got this mellow funk vibe that's completely outta sight – and the "part 2" has lots of very cool ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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InfinityPut Everything In Place/Party Man ... 7-inch
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy ... $12.99
Infinity have a really unusual groove here on "Put Everything In Place" – a mode that has a bassline upfront, but a bit more complicated than usual – with some nice changes that are also reflected in the harmony vocals that cascade around the lead of the tune! The track's ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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O'Seis (Os Mutantes)Suicida/Apocalipse ... 7-inch
Mr Bongo (UK), 1966. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $10.99 11.98
Very rare work from the Brazilian scene of the 60s – an early single from the group O Seis, who later morphed into Os Mutantes! The vibe here is maybe a bit straighter than that group's Tropicalia classics, but there's definitely a strong sense of darkness, too – as you'd guess from ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Tuxedo (Mayer Hawthorne & Jake One)Thank You (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)... $8.99 9.98
Tuxedo say a very vibrant "thank you" on this slinky little single – with a groove that turns out to be one of their catchiest so far – and just the kind of tune that could push them over the top! The cut's got an 80s-styled bumping bass riff at the bottom – which seems ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Martin Hannett & Steve HopkinsAll Sorts Of Heroes/Scandinavian Wastes ... 7-inch
Finders Keepers (UK), 1976/1982. New Copy (pic cover)... $12.99
Two rare tracks from the hands of Martin Hannett – the groundbreaking producer whose sense of electronics was such an important contribution to the post-punk recording scene in the UK! "All Sorts Of Heroes" is a surprisingly funky number – done with Steve Hopkins for a film, ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Martha High with Osaka MonaurailLittle Taste Of Soul/Unwind Yourself ... 7-inch
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
Underground soul legend Martha High takes on two classic tracks – both with hard funk backings from Osaka Monaurail! "Taste Of Soul" is – we think – a Sugarpie De Santo cut from the 60s – and even if it's not, it's got a romping groove that's right in the same ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DipSure Don't Miss You (vocal, instrumental) ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2017. New Copy ... $5.99
The first we've ever heard of The Dip – a combo who are certainly tight enough that we're sure we'll be hearing lots more from them in years to come! "Sure Don't Miss You" is a song that seems instantly ready to burst out of the funky 45 ghetto – catchy enough to almost ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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DipWon't Be Coming Back/Chanterelle ... 7-inch
Colemine, 2016. New Copy ... $5.99
A beautiful little single – one that's got more jazzy complexity than the usual funky 45! "Won't Be Coming Back" starts with a colorful riffing guitar, then opens to horns flowering in the same sort of chromes – creating positive, upbeat interplay while the tune grooves on! ... (Funky 45's) 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) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Mild High Club/King Gizzard & The Lizard WizardRolling Stoned ... 7-inch
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)... $9.99 11.98
Two takes on a style – both of them mighty nice! The Mild High Club are "Rolling Stoned" here in this fuzzy blend of slow drums and floating flute – all given this trippy production that's very fitting for the Stones Throw touch – with a quality that seems to shapeshift ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Sun RaSaturn/Mystery Mr Ra (colored vinyl pressing) ... 7-inch
Modern Harmonic, 1958/1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)... $8.99 9.99
Two rare slices of Sun Ra – one of them originally unissued! "Saturn" is a late 50s charmer from the Chicago scene – a tune that bears the same name as Ra's legendary label, and which features fantastic baritone work from Charles Davis and Pat Patrick – on a groove that ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(On colored vinyl!)

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AuraLet Me Say Dis About Dat/No Beginning, No End ... 7-inch
Aloha Got Soul, 1979. New Copy (reissue)... $7.99
Late 70s Hawaii funk tunes from Aura's rare self-titled album from the end of the 70s! "Let Me Say Dis About Dat" starts lean, with some of the tightest drums and sinister guitar funk riffs we can think of, before some just as time horns punctuate it just so. "No Beginning, No ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Black vinyl pressing.)

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Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi InomataStormy Man EP ... 7-inch
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)... $19.99
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 ... (Funky 45's) 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)... $19.99
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 ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Jeff ParkerBlackman (flexidisc) ... 7-inch
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99 9.99
A fantastic single from Jeff Parker – part of the ever-evolving level of sound that he's hit on his great projects with International Anthem! The tune's as much of a soul track as Jeff's ever recorded – one that begins with beautiful chromes layered from keyboards and guitar – ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 333!)

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Masqueraders/Gentlemen FourDo You Love Me Baby/You Can’t Keep A Good Man Down ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1968. New Copy ... $9.99
Fantastic dynamic harmonies from The Masqueraders – really at their best here as they dip, soar, and turn on a dime – exploding with vocal imagination on the excellent "Do You Love Me Baby"! The Gentlemen Four have a different sort of sound – working here on a Dionne ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rance Allen GroupReason To Survive/Peace Of Mind ... 7-inch
Capitol/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest songs ever from the amazing Rance Allen – a set that mixes his magnificent vocals with the soaring soul talents of The Mizell Brothers! Rance and his group sounded great on earlier albums for Stax Records, but they really take off here – with riffing guitar on the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Melba Moore/Maxine BrownMagic Touch/It's Torture ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1985/1986. New Copy ... $9.99
A great one from Melba Moore – an early groover with a stepping, soaring feel! The track was unissued until the 80s – but recorded in the 60s – and it's got this proud, stomping kind of approach that's very different than Melba's later work! Maxine Brown comes on with the harder ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Willie BoboAlways There/Comin Over Me ... 7-inch
Columbia/Expansion (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Ronnie Laws may have had the first hit version of "Always There", but Willie Bobo's is a great one too – with a slightly Latin tinge that takes the cut to a whole new level, adding in some extra percussion to make its jazz funk grooves stand up on end! "Comin Over Me" is ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Frank WilsonDo I Love You/Sweeter As The Days Go By ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the all-time Northern Soul classics from Motown – exactly the kind of secret sound that's gone on to become a flag-waving standard for soul collectors over the globe! Frank Wilson was mostly a man working behind the scenes, but he soars out here beautifully on a fantastically catchy ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Backbeat Underground feat Aaron AbernathyShe Don't Love Me (Like I Do) (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Boogieburg, 2018. New Copy ... $8.99
The song might have a slightly blue-ish title, but the sound here is surprisingly upbeat – thanks to some great grooves from Backbeat Underground – who almost have a Memphis soul kind of warmth, especially in the Hi Records side of the spectrum – which turns out to be a wonderful ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousGet Ready Do Rocksteady (10 X 7 inch box set) (2018 Record Store Day Release ... 7-inch
Trojan, Late 60s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch ... $69.99
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(Limited to 500!)

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Ernie Hawks & The Soul InvestigatorsCold Turkey Time/Trackin Down ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
"Cold Turkey" is a hell of a groove – one that you're sure not to quit anytime soon! The cut's got this low rumbling rhythm – soul jazz with a bit of congas, but moving nice and smooth – which perfectly fits the funky flute of Ernie Hawks over the top! "Trackin ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Pratt & MoodyWords Words Words (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy ... $9.99
A massive drumbreak sets the scene for "Words Words Words", which is soon laced with this cool keyboard line – all to provide an already-great backdrop for the sweet soul harmonies of the Pratt & Moody duo! The group have a really great old school way of sounding funky and ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Carlton Jumel Smith with Cold Diamond & MinkI Can't Love You Anymore (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy ... $9.99
A contemporary cut, but one that's got a great early 70s sweet soul vibe – as Carlton June delivers this fantastic heartbreaking lyric, while the Cold Diamond & Mink combo give him a slow funk drumbreak backup! The flipside's an instrumental – which lets you focus even more on the ... (Funky 45's) read more 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 



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