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Funky 45's — Recently Added

XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!

Art Yard (UK), 1957/1978. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic tracks from Sun Ra – different vintage, but equally great! "Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness" is a mellow, spiritual quartet track – very stripped down, with a beautiful vocal that slides alongside this blue-tinged piano from Ra – surprisingly soulful, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Happy Day/Pepite (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A rare boogie number from Chicago – presented here both in the original version, and a new edit! The tune's got a warmly captivating vibe – a smooth groove at the core, and these raspy vocals from Frank that are very different than the usual – as is the lyric, which is nicely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy
There's a fantastic sound at the start of the single – this nicely funky, nicely messed-up blend of bass, guitar, and funky drums – all with the vibe of Westbound Records material by The Counts! When Manuel comes into the mix, he adds a nice deep soul vocal to this monstrous groove ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Kind & Kinky Zoo

Sakura Chan/Seabass
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy
A beautiful cut, with a nicely deep feel – funky drums at the core, but some great slow-moving Fender Rhodes, and a flute solo that's completely wonderful – a bit blue, and nice and raspy – almost like old school Roland Kirk or Harold McNair! "Seabass" is mighty nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Expansion (UK), New Copy
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Giuliano Sorgini

Telecinesi (full, drums)
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
A massive drum break track – presented here in two different versions! The full take on "Telecinesi" has spooky electronics at the start, before the drums come in and make things all hard and funky – as more electronics and keyboards move all over the top, as if the Phantom ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Vampi Soul (Spain), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
The first-ever single from this lovely female duo – a pair who hail from Colombia, and present early versions of two tunes they'd record again later on! "Fue Una Lagrima" has a warm blend of harmonies and lively instrumentation – an electric bassline that dips nicely at the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
AV Disc/Vampi Soul (Spain), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A great mix of Brazilian rhythms, jazz, and a hip 70s European sensibility – served up here with lead vocals from the young Salome De Bahia, and lots of great percussion, piano, and guitar interplay throughout! The rest of the group harmonize with Salome at times – and the track starts ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

COS/Daniel Schell & Dick Annegarn

Mein Maschine Ist Schon/FF Boom
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two very groovy tracks – both with a sweet 70s vibe! "Mein Maschine" starts out with this slow bubbling funky vibe, then keyboards start sprinkling over the tune as things get fuller and even funkier – making for a mighty nice groove that has all these glistening elements in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)
Two beautiful little songs from the Moomins animated series – one of them issued here for the first time ever! "Woodland Band (parade)" is a gentle number with a sweet flute line over this guitar part that moves up and down in a way that's lightly resonating – before opening ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
Angel Bat Dawid is looking at a picture of Sun Ra on the cover – and with a record like this, she seems instantly able to challenge his long musical legacy! "Transition East" has Angel on clarinets, keyboard, and a drum machine – a tune that's spare and snakey, but which also ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Black Cat (Italy), 1966/1967. New Copy (pic cover)
No easygoing "lounge" here – but a really groovy batch of soundtrack work from the fab Armando Trovajoli – easily one of the hippest talents on the Italian scene of the 60s! Trovajoli's got a really mod way with a tune that's fully explored here – a use of driving ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

Come & Be A Winner (voc, inst)
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
A lovely little tune from Sharon Jones – one that begins with a mellow guitar line at the start – almost a slinky 70s George Benson riff – which Jones expands nicely with her vocals in this really laidback flow! The guitar comes back strongly on the instrumental side – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Albarika Store/Miles Away (UK), 1978. New Copy
There's some sharp jazzy changes at the start of this groove – a mix of instruments on the rhythms that show why Ipa Boogie could almost challenge Kool & The Gang at their sound – but also bring in some deeper West African touches to send the tune over the top! "Africa" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Miles Away (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Dean Parrish takes off with a very strong message on this killer cut – a tune that comes on with a critique of late 60s America in a way that's right up there with the Temptations at the time – served up with a groove and production that also fits the strong spirit of Norman Whitfield ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Brussels Art Quintet

Vas-Y Voir/Four Paul S
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
A very cool group from the Belgian jazz scene of the 60s – one we've never heard before, but who we'll definitely be looking for after hearing this single! The lineup features the great Babs Robert on tenor, with Daniel Max Schellekens on guitar, Jean-Pierre Destree on vibes, Marial Van ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy
A rare slice of Philly – two unusual tracks by The Larks – a group who are different than the doo wop act of the 50s! "Another Sleepless Night" has this rolling romp of a groove – harmonies cresting over the top while piano tinkles along with the rhythms – a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Two fantastic bits of deep female soul – back to back on a single! Maxine Weldon is always great – but she really knocks it out of the park on "I'm The Other Half Of You" – a slow-stepping tune with great organ under the vocals – which superbly deliver the blue-tin ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mag/Rocafort (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch singles
Killer cuts from Alfredo Linares – a Peruvian pianist of the 60s, but one who works here in a groove that rivals some of the best New York material from Charlie Palmieri at the time! The set brings together six hard-hamming tracks from Alfredo's recordings for the Mag Records label in his ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Durul Gence

Black Cat/Boo Song
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)
"Black Cat" is a groovy little tune from Turkish rocker Durul Gence – maybe slightly more Anglo-styled than music from some of his contemporaries, but in a really great way! Lyrics are in English, and the tune's got this great groove that mixes acoustic guitar and fuzz with plenty ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Mario Molina with Edda Dell'Orso

Ash/Gli Angeli Del 2000
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Two of the grooviest tracks from the soundtrack to Gli Angeli Del 2000 – one of the best musical moments from Mario Molina! Edda Dell'Orso sings in the lead on "Ash" – but the tune is funky, and Edda's actually singing real lyrics – not the wordless vocalizations she ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Le Theatre Du Chene Noir

Miss Madona EP
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
Heavenly sounds from early 70s France – an EP, but one with the power of a much bigger record – thanks to uniquely-crafted work from Le Theatre Du Chene Noir! The set begins with "Le Chant Du Cirque" – a tune that has an eerie wordless vocal over a slow-building rhythm, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two of the funkiest tracks from the Italian film version of Dorian Gray – both real standouts in a store that was mostly moody and spooky overall! The movie was titled Il Dio Chaimato Dorian – and really shines with "Rito A Los Angeles", a tune with heavy romping drums and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Inner City/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)
Two rare funky gems from this obscure 70s group! "The Perfect Circle" is a fantastic theme song for the group – hard, full, funky, and plenty darn righteous – a great indie group take on some of the more polished funk ensembles of the time! "Hands Of Time" has ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
Funky sounds and offbeat grooves from an obscure French adult film of the late 60s – directed by Jean Rollin under a fake name, and scored by Pierre Raph with the same sort of charm as his work for Requiem For A Vampire! This EP features a number of different styles of sounds from the film ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Black Cat (Italy), 1966/1968/1971. New Copy (pic cover)
Four very cool groovers from Italian maestro Armando Trovajoli – pressed up here on a limited edition 7" EP, with two tracks that have never been issued before! "Roma Bene" is represented by a rare "shake" version that has some fuzzy guitar that trips out nicely over ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2019. New Copy
A amazing single from guitarist Jeff Parker – sounds that both resonate with his long legacy of music, but which also really represent his strong new wave of growth in recent years! The tune has this kind of blocky groove – chunks of warm sound building up into a compelling rhythm, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Keep On Looking/NBL (inst with strings)
Daptone, 2008. New Copy
There's a nice raw guitar line at the start of this one – before the Dap Kings come into the mix and send the tune into funky chugging bliss – then Sharon Jones steps into the spotlight, blows us away with her vocals, and reminds us why she's always the main attraction! The flipside ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy
A hard-romping single – one that presents the first takes of both of these R&B classics! Roy Brown is at his most hard-wailing on "Boogie At Midnight" – a tune that grooves along mightily in the best King Records style – heavy rhythms, raw vocals, and a great sax ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Norton, 2003. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The cover looks vintage, but the cuts are contemporary – recent work from Detroit soul legend Nathaniel Mayer, including one especially nice Holiday number! "Mr Santa Claus" is one of the roughest, rawest Christmas tunes ever recorded in the 21st Century – a nice bluesy tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Billy Bassman Jenkins

Fly Wounded Bird/Grandma's Chili
Family Groove, 1985. New Copy
Billy certainly lives up to his Bassman name here – as "Fly Wounded Bird" has a deep 80s funk sort of vibe – lots of groove from the bottom on up, as the basslines weave a fantastic midtempo stepping groove between the clapping beats and sweet keyboard lines! "Grandma's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
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John Reed & The Automatics

On The Run/Xmas
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy
Greatness! "On The Run" has this fast funky vibe that makes the cut feel like a "chase" tune from some 70s action soundtrack – tight drums, a wicked bassline, and riffing wah wah guitar that sends home the groove before funky flute comes along! "Xmas" is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

David Batiste & The Gladiators

Funky Soul (parts 1 & 2)
Family Groove, Late 60s. New Copy
A stunning bit of funk from the New Orleans scene of the 60s – served up here by one of the brothers in the famous Batiste musical family from the city! The tune begins with an instantly-riffing guitar line – coming down hard with snapping drums, bumping bass, and organ all blended ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

John Reed & The Automatics

Funky Mule/Reach Out I'll Be There
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy
This mule is plenty darn funky – thanks to some drums that come running out of the gate like a thoroughbred, and then bring along a full funky horn section in its wake! The drums get to break a bit in the middle – and brings the rest of the crew back for the rest of the tune! The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

John Reed & The Automatics

Ethnoegalvanik/Good Morning Brew
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy
We're not even going to try to pronounce "Ethnoegalvanik" – but we can tell you that here, the word stands for a very funky little instrumental – one that seems to start in Meters territory, but then gets much wilder overall – thanks to some fantastic work on the drum ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Jeffery Scott Greer

Gorilla Funk (parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy
A really fantastic bit of funk – a cut that's all instrumental, has heavy drums on the bottom, a wicked slow-stepping bassline, and very cool work on both moog and flute! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Rocafort (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch singles
A stunning second chapter in the career of Alfredo Linares – tracks recorded during a time when the Peruvian musician was interacting strongly with the Colombian scene, and also drawing a lot of inspiration from New York salsa as a result! The sound here is proud, loud, and very powerful ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Minit, Late 60s. Good
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Fame, Early 60s. Good
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Frank Williams' Rocketeers

Spanish Flyer/You Got To Be A Man
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Good
"You Got To Be A Man" is a real James Brown-styled groove – complete with "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"-sounding vamps, and great shouted vocals from Frank! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Murco, 1966. Good
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Floyd Morris

Mellow Mood/Bee Que
BBS, Late 60s. Good
Stunning! "Mellow Mood" is anything but mellow! Floyd Morris lays down a hard rolling piano groove that doesn't stop until it hammers away for a hard 3 minutes, with a dark crashing hook that's the sort of thing that will haunt your dreams. It's a great track, and it's really one of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Drew, Mid 60s. Good
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
Twinight, Late 60s. Fair
Two excellent rare sides by the Notations! The material predates their recordings for Curtom – and it's got a much rawer sound that's sort of a mix of sweet harmony soul with some of the rougher elements of the Twinight production style. Syl Johnson produced, and both cuts are written by ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Imperial, Mid 50s. Good
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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Onion Song/California Soul
Tamla, 1969. Very Good+
A brilliant early single from Marvin – and one of our favorite versions of this great great song! "California Soul" is one of those tunes that always seems to sound great, no matter who sings it – but here, it takes on an even great sound, as Marvin and Tammi trade vocals in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Uno Melodic/P-Vine (Japan), 1980. New Copy (pic cover)
Two killer cuts from one of the greatest singers to ever work with Roy Ayers! Ayers produced, and issued the track on his Uno Melodic label – and this 45 edit of the track is even tighter and more upbeat than the longer take – a groove that jumps into the fray right from the very first ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cautious Clay LLC, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
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Mr Bongo (UK), 2021. New Copy 5 x 7 inch
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Updated June 13, 2021

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