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!


Idle Hands/Seeds Of Life
Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy
A classic number from this great Latin Funk combo led by Eddie Palmieri! The track's one of the group's most famous – with a slow soulful sound that builds and builds, creating a very righteous sound that puts it over the top! "Seeds Of Life" is one of their best, too – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy
A fantastic funky cut from Rita Wright – one that has a great break at the start, then slides into a seductive blend of keyboards, strings, and soul, all while keeping the break riding high at the bottom! "Love Is All You Need" is more full-on funky soul – the kind of cut you ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
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Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic – a cut that really lives up to the "sunshine" in its name – with a joyous, upbeat spirit – and a jazzy funk groove that's completed by a sweet funky flute solo in the middle! There's female vocals in the lead, but mostly just riffing along with the hook ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Growing Older (orig, inst)
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
A slow funk gem with a smooth mellow finish – very classic in creation, and topped with these very righteous lyrics by E & Ishtar! The Great Revivers are at their best in the background – using lots of wah-wah guitar to carve out an almost Curtom-styled groove, complete with congas ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A really righteous little track – one that's got a message that's as might as its groove! There's a bassy bottom throughout "Let's Do It Today" – one that gives the tune a dark, moody feel at the start – the really sends things home once it gets funky – packing ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Schema (Italy), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
A fantastic funky cut from Edith Peters – one that's set to a soaring orchestration by Sante Palumbo, in a way that builds and builds as the tune moves on! There's full horns, wah wah guitar, and a very groovy vibe that's a bit like Ella Fitzgerald on her "Sunshine Of My Love" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Local Government Victory/LGV (Gavel Strike)
Lugnut Brand, 2017. New Copy
Funky Fender Rhodes galore – a tune that's some great drums to set the groove, then these chunky Rhodes lines that are totally wonderful – warm at the same time they're sounding hard! The flipside is more of the main cut – well worth any sort of "part 2"! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Special Night (parts 1 & 2)
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A two-part stunner from Lee Fields & The Expressions – a cut that's every bit as great as their work together on the sublime My World album – delivered in a similiar slow funk mode! The groove is like classic New Jersey soul from the early 70s – rough-edged, but sweet at the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
PIMP/Police In Helicopter
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
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 ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Jungle Fever/Tender Trap
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A sweet steel band cover of the funky classic "Jungle Fever" – that great groove you'll know from the famous original by Chakachas – served up here with even more of a funky drum break on the intro, and the added charm of funky steel drums! Those drums sound equally great on ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Love Like This/Dog Was A Doughnut
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
Two great cuts from one of the funkiest steel bands of all time! Bacao Rhythm & Steel served up a great version of "Love Like This" – one that starts with this bumping bassline that's totally wicked, and snapped with a breaking drum – setting up a groove that's almost old ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy
A hot slice of early 80s, post-disco soul produced by Roy Ayers! On "I Know You Care", Ethyl uses a sexy, breathy, Minnie Riperton kind of approach that accents the deep thumping bass, drums and claps, and the scratchy guitar very nicely! Overall the track has a bit poppier of a sound ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tramp (Germany), 1973. New Copy
A very unique tune from Marvelle Hampton – a cut that's funky, with some James Brown-style riffing guitar in the mix – but which maybe has a deeper vibe, too – given her fluid vocal approach, which almost seems more rooted in jazz than soul. "I Know How It Feels" is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
A wickedly classic funky 45 – a contemporary recording, but one that's got all the dark-tinged, muddy-cornered funk of a rare gem from the indie scene at the start of the 70s! The production's the star here as much as the band – and the two come together in the kind of perfect groove ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TNT/Tramp (Germany), 1978. New Copy
A great modern soul tune from Johnny Stark – a singer who started out in a funkier mode in the early part of the 70s, but who emerges here with a wonderfully sophisticated sound overall! The tune's got the gentle groove and warm glow of our favorite work from Leroy Hutson, circa 1975 – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mesquite Beat/Justice
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy (reissue)
One of the headiest cuts we've ever heard from Lucky Brown – mostly because The SGs have hit this righteous blend of funk and spiritual jazz – almost exotic in parts, but still very grooving overall – but with lots of room for great solos from the group members! "Justice" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cultures Of Soul, Early 70s. New Copy 7 x 7 Inch
A stunning set of funky nuggets from 70s Brazil – an expertly chosen collection that really hones in on material that shows the strongest influence on the scene from American work of the time – complete with heavy drums, sharp guitars, funky basslines, and killer keyboards that all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Flipside/Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy
A fantastic modern soul single – and both cuts are great! "Havin A Party" isn't the Sam Cooke hit from years back – but instead this great fast-moving groover – with riffing guitar that flanges back and forth alongside the catchy lyric! "Music" is maybe even ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of Bahamian funk – a cut recorded in Nassau with a sweetly bubbling groove – one that has keyboards flowing fast with the basslines – peppered by percussion at the core, while group vocals come in and chant the title as a chorus over the top! "Stay Away" is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated February 19, 2017


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