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!


Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
A pair of dub reggae-steeped numbers on this great Cold Busted split single by Poldoore & Emapea! Poldoore's "This Road" instrumental has a nice, spacey haze floating over the bassy rhythms and cool sax solo towards the end. Emapea's "Rudeboy" on the flip is a really cool ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Watchin You/To The Sky
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
No friction here – as the group's tight and right on the money – flowing wonderfully through the completely catchy groove of "Watching You"! The tune's almost got the appeal of some of the Fantasy Records work by Wayne Henderson – funky club, but with a more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cedric/Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic track from the 60s soul years of Don Gardner – a time when he was moving around from the more familiar R&B of his roots, and really letting his groove fly! "Tighten Up Your Love" has a wicked sock-soul groove that romps out strongly right from the start – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philophon (Finland), 2016. New Copy
Jimi Tenor's never given us "nothingness" before – and he's certainly not about to do it here – given the heavy vibe and spiritual current of this very hip single! The record follows nicely in the same vein as Tenor's recent album-length work – a mix of his earlier funk ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime production from Clayton Ivey makes both of these tracks completely wonderful! "Something New To Do" has a bubbling groove that's upbeat and soaring – as Bobby's rough-edged vocals get a great blend with tight fuller arrangements by George Tipton! "I May Not Be" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Black Pearl (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A killer bit of Caribbean funk – with a bad-stepping groove that's totally great! Riffing guitars mix it up with congas in the rhythms – in a sound that's completely infectious, even before the lyrics – which then really push it over the top, thanks to some dark-tinged harmonies ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hi Baby Out/War
Black Pearl (Germany), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
There's a fantastic funky bassline on "Hi Baby Out" – a groove that's popped, but in a really offbeat way – and used to set fire to the equally-strange sing-songy lyrics of the tune! Meanwhile, lots of instruments take solos – including a sweet riffing guitar, and a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Knife In Water
Polskie Nagrania/Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)
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 ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Now Again, New Copy
Killer blend of raw funk and fuzzy guitar from Johnny! – spearheaded by neo-classic funk heavy J Whitefield! Whitefield's is a key contemporary funk player to say the least – busting regional and stylistic boundaries with Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Whitefield ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Rare raw funky soul from early 70s Texas! The Soul Explosives take a loose, swaggery approach to the period funk that's pretty great – with a looseness that really feels like a Lone Star State funk pedigree, but also indicative of the group's youth – as there were just high school ... 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
Tito's Revenge/Aftermath
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
"Tito's Revenge" packs a rock-solid punch – a groove that begins with fast-moving congas, but also has this slower snapping bassline – peppered by these great horns that are halfway between Memphis soul and Addis Ababa! "Aftermath" is a mighty nice, too – more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Wick/Daptone, 2017. New Copy
The best yet from Brooklyn's Jay Vons – who've been cutting solid 45s for a small bunch of indie labels in the preceding past half decade or so – and really show an impressive range on this one for Daptone's Wick imprint! The upbeat "Want You Tomorrow" balances some wonderful ... 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
Plane Jane, 2017. New Copy
A funky spiritual tune from Miles Bonny – maybe one of his best tracks in years, and a tune that blends hip hop production with old school gospel lyrics! Miles has a nicely understated approach that's right on the money – and which makes for no fake modes at all – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
War/Call On Me
It's Soul Time, 2016. New Copy
A hip contemporary combo from Queens – but one who get a great sort of indie soul vibe to their music! The style is less the deep funk of other recent groups, than the sort of east coast sound from the pre-disco years – as the R&R Soul Orchestra leap into a wonderful upbeat reading ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funky Delicacies, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky work from Trouble Funk – a couple of cuts with a really hard edge that goes a lot farther than some of their later recordings for Island! "Pump Me Up" is especially wonderful – a groove that has been sampled plenty over the years, and which is a great illustration ... 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
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
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 1976/2016. New Copy (pic cover)
A pair of boundary busting tunes steeped in tropical rhythms – one a rare Brazilian samba psych groover from 1976 – the other an Afro Latin and hip hop inspired jam from 2016! "Grilos Da Vida" by Sao Paulo's Banda Jardes is the vintage cut, kicking off with sweet organ and a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated March 28, 2017


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