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

TNT/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully jazzy groover – a tune that has fast horns, romping basslines, and a climbing vocal part – all wrapped together in a way that reminds us of classic work by the Deirdre Wilson Tabac! "Streetman" has all the makings of a classic jazz dancer – and "Chocol ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ham Hocks & Beans (parts 1 & 2)
Re-Joint/Ramco, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A massive tune in the "soul recipe" mode – one that has Chuck Womack calling out the tune like he's cooking it up in the kitchen! The groove itself has a slinky, snapping drum part that's totally great – recorded in a spare and punctuated way that has a bassline wrapped ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Boogieburg, 2017. New Copy
Fast beats and lots of old-school riffing here – a cut that almost sounds like a deft remix of vintage JBs material – with nicely breaking drums at the bottom, and some tasty horn solos over the top! "Calling The Jams" is more 80s overall – keyboards, basslines, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ember/Munster (Spain), 1966/1967. New Copy (pic cover)
A weird batch of tracks from Twiggy – the ultra-skinny late 60s model who set the tone for countless others to come! Twiggy displays a rare vocal side of her talents here – singing with a cool London female pop style – one that's perhaps a bit more subdued than some of her ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978/1981. New Copy
One of our favorite later tunes by Marcos Valle – a fantastic bit of modern soul that was created with help from Leon Ware – and which also has the same great vibe as some of Ware's best groovers from the start of the 80s, but with a Brazilian twist too! The flipside features Don Beto ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Lugnut Brand, 2017. New Copy
A funky combo from all the way over in Russia – but one who still set up the kind of hard groove to match the best of the deep funk underground on this side of the planet! "Sneaker Collector" has a fast-riffing groove right from the start – and the guitar really takes off in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
As Sementes/Dando Fora
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy
There's a great mix of funky bassline and soaring strings on "As Sementes" – which sets the scene for the raspy lead vocals that give the tune a vibe that's almost more exotic than other Brazilian material of the time, while still holding onto a funky samba soul style at the core! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sinal Vermelho/Verao Vermelho
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1973. New Copy
Two tracks with "vermelho" in the title – both of them mighty darn funky! Marilene serves up the heavy-hitting "Sinal Vermelho" – with this riffing guitar over some mighty nice drums – and her own voice providing a sweeter contrast to the deeper groove which ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Baby/Filhos De Zambi
Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy
One of the coolest versions of "Baby" we've ever heard – a take on that Caetano Veloso/Os Mutantes tune that turns the whole thing into a funky soul workout – complete with these amazing harmony vocals from Quinteto Ternura! The flipside features a tune from a time when the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1972. New Copy
Two funky classics from this legendary Brazilian duo – both from their wonderful early years! "Simbarere" has a fast-moving bassline that puts most early 70s American funk acts to shame – and which is also then expanded even more nicely by loads of Brazilian percussion ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Give it Back (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
Willie West is a soul singer with a long legacy of his own – but to our ears, the real stars here are Cold Diamond & Mink – whose funky backings make the tune crackle with soul right from the start! There's a great drum break, offbeat organ, and these horn blasts that make the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2016. New Copy
"Ride Wit It" just features keyboards, bass, and beats – but in just about the catchiest way possible – so that the spare tune seems to have a lot more to offer than most fully funky instrumentals! "Late Nights" follows suit in a similar vein – equally 80s, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Nana Imboro/Nana Imboro
Mr Bongo (UK), 1960. New Copy
Two exotic jazzy numbers – back to back! "Nana Imporo" is a beautiful blend of piano, percussion, and flute from Jose Prates – a tune that moves with the organic energy of a Latin cut, but also has a loftier vibe too! Speaking of vibes, that instrument figures strongly in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Figa De Guine/Alibaba Alibabou
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1978. New Copy
A really lovely groove from Ana Maria – who you might know as the subject of one of Marcos Valle's greatest tunes – working here in duet with Mauricio, as the pair trade vocals beautifully over some upbeat, jazzy-riffing grooves! "Alibaba Alibabou" is one of the catchiest ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1974. New Copy
Fantastic funky club from Zebra – a group who follow nicely in the best post-Kool & The Gang funk ensemble mode of the 70s! "Simple Song" kicks off with horn blasts and tight basslines – riffing with an undeniable funk undercurrent, and topped off by some great ensemble ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A fantastic track from Anubis – and a song that maybe has nothing to do with "ecology" in the usual sense of the word! The groove soars right from the start – upbeat funk, with maybe a clubby bassline, but a more righteous vibe overall too – almost spiritual in the way ... 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
Since I Was A Little Girl/Straight Talk
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Vivian Lee's a hell of a singer, and she's right out front here – soaring above the fast funk grooves by the Hard Drivers – who are a group who definitely earn their name! The tune's a mixture of funky soul and club – and it's backed by the slower-moving "Straight Talk" ... 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
Updated July 21, 2017

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