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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), Early 60s. New Copy
A stunning package of work from the early days of Sun Ra & The Arkestra – three really wonderful tracks that are well-deserving of issue on a 45! "Angels & Demons At Play" is perhaps one of the greatest illustrations of the way that Ra took all of the exotic currents in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Nathan Davis Quintet

Theme From Zoltan/Mister E
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1965. New Copy (pic cover)
Nathan Davis is one of our all-time favorite saxophone players – and he sounds tremendous here in the company of trumpeter Woody Shaw, as the pair both take on Shaw's early "Zoltan" composition, with help from Larry Young on piano! The flipside features an even bolder number – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
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
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
Ilegalia, 2020. New Copy
There's plenty of hard drums at the start of "Jheri Curl" – very much in a classic break style, but complicated by a very cool bassline too – while riffing guitar makes all these spooky sounds throughout, matched by a bit of cool vocalizations! "Du-Vibrations" has ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Tom – The Emmanuel & Ron Experience

Why (The Knower)/When You Lose Your Groove
Acid Jazz (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
A great little tune with a soaring, upbeat groove – a cut that asks a message, but does so with an uptown soul sort of vibe – as horns burst into the mix, then step aside for the lead male vocals – but come back to soar at all the right moments! The flipside is even funkier ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1961. New Copy (pic cover)
Never-issued work from the Sun Ra Arkestra – and two tracks that really show just how much the initial wave of their sound tied together with other strands of postwar music! Both cuts here feature vocals from singer Ricky Murray – and as you can tell from the titles, there's a slightly ... 7-inch, Vinyl record


Barn Breaks Vol 3
Dead Oceans, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
Khruangbin went out in the barn, and came up with some breaks – music that's every bit as funky as their own live instrumental recordings, but with a bit more beats and some nice hip hop production too! The vibe is a bit like their mysterious series of remix singles issued during 2021 – ... 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
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
Gemini/Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
Killer harmony soul! Put aside any reservations you might have about the title of "Under The Street Lamp" – because the tune's not a hokey one at all. It's a really wonderful little number that moves along at a sweet pace – with harmonized references to hanging out in the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Yusef Lateef/Cannonball Adderley

Love Theme From Spartacus/Brother John
Prestige/Ace (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Two beautiful gems from the early 60s soul jazz scene! "Love Theme From Spartacus" was a tune that even fans of the movie didn't remember very well – but Yusef Lateef forever imortalized it with this sublime spiritual take – slow and modal, with great piano, and an oboe ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)
The great Mark Murphy works here with key members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a sweet small combo mode that makes for one of the hippest albums the singer ever recorded! "Sconsolato" is this wonderful tune written by bassist Jimmy Woode – and Mark takes the tune at a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
Killer 60s work from the great Baden Powell – two tunes done for the Saba/MPS label, both with a very jazzy vibe! "Sarava" moves fast and fierce – lots of percussion driving the tune at the bottom, including work from the great Milton Banana on drums – while Baden ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Orchester Roland Kovac

Blue Dance/Milky Way
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two wonderfully groovy tracks from vibist Roland Kovac – both lifted from his album Trip To The Mars! "Blue Dance" is great – a modal number that has plenty of vibes in the mix – moving up and down the wonderful bassline and piano part that really make the tune move! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1965. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic American players – both coming together here on a rare European session for the Saba/MPS label in Germany! "Carmell's Black Forest Waltz" features not just great saxophone from leader Nathan Davis, but also a strong trumpet solo from Carmell Jones – blowing over ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
CAM/AMS (Italy), 1978. New Copy (pic cover)
Two rare tracks from the Goblin score for George Romero's classic Dawn Of The Dead – both of them nice and dark! "L'Alba Dei Morti Viventi" is especially moody – almost a theme of hopelessness – presented here in a rare alternate take! "La Caccia" picks up ... 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
Trad Vibe (France), 1976. New Copy (pic cover)
Two freaky funky tracks from Cortex – the legendary French group from the 70s! "Les Oiseaux Morts" is a rare vocal track from the trio – but it's also one that's filled with the kind of funky riffs and Fender Rhodes that always made their music so great – and the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Jazz Room (UK), 1964. New Copy
The title cut here is fantastic – one of the coolest tunes we've ever heard from French soundtrack maestro Michel Magne – a track that begins with a vamping modal groove, then opens into a flute solo of the sort you might be likely to hear from Yusef Lateef! The flipside features some ... 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
Finders Keepers (UK), 1983. New Copy (pic cover)
Very different work than usual for arranger/composer Jean Claude Vannier – not a slinky sexy soundtrack, but instead an all-acoustic set that features some fantastic jazzy touches – including work from saxophonist Philippe Mate, and vibes and percussion from Bernard Lubat! The 7" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ricardo Bomba

Eu Sei/Flutuando
Far Out (UK), 1978. New Copy
Two warmly wonderful numbers from Ricardo Bomba – both Brazilian jazz gems from the 70s! "Eu Sei" features really lovely female vocals in the lead – soaring in a Tania Maria-like way over the tune's loping funky bassline, guitar, and keyboard line from Bomba! "Flutando&q ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Niki Dave & Afro Kids

Shoreza Inyange/Amayaya
Afro 7 (Finland), 1977. New Copy
Great grooves from Burundi – two very rare tracks! "Shoreza Inyange" begins with a keyboard flow, then takes a break for a spoken/shouted part from the lead singer – before the whole group rolls into the mix, and soars up the tune with tight horns and rhythms, ensemble vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Black Devil's Makali

You & Me/I Found A Note
Afro 7 (Finland), Late 70s. New Copy
Rare funky tracks from late 70s Kenya – both of which are pretty darn groovy! "You & Me" has a midtempo groove that's laced with these haunting spacey keyboards – and the English language vocals build things up in a nice way – with lots of catchy lyrics, but in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
The Opals were a great Chicago area group who never cut many records while they were at the Okeh label – so this cut is an extra-special treat, as it's an unreleased number that has the trio working in this bad-stepping mode that's really outta sight! The harmonies soar nicely with the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Schema (Italy), 2012. New Copy
The sound of 70s porn lives again – thanks to the mighty talents of Alex Puddu! "Black Orgasm" is a sweet blend of riffing acoustic guitar, bubbling Hammond, tripping beats, and a female vocal groan – all building to a beautiful climax by the end – but not without some ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Misha Panfilov Sound Combo

Gin Tonic/Horizon
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
The drums start out hard and fast, then cut their speed once this very cool organ part comes in – all weird and spacey, with lots of that really wonderful Misha Panfilov production to make familiar instruments sound mighty weird! "Horizon" is mellower, but in a way that makes all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall

Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electrical Waves
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
Wild sounds from Mats Gustafsson and Joachim Nordwall – a mix of unusual reed elements and electronics – almost always coming together with these earthy, crispy tones that are really amazing – and quite far beyond the territory of music! Mats is at his most sonic – odd ... 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
Corbett vs. Dempsey, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)
Two versions of a great track by Joe McPhee – both of which have the saxophonist laying out some surprisingly soulful sounds! If you only know Joe from his later avant years, you'll be stunned to hear McPhee here – as "Cosmic Love" has Joe spinning out this soulful saxophone ... 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
Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)
Two of the best funky cuts from a rare soundtrack from Italian composer Giuliano Sorgini! First up is "John Dalton Street" – a cut that begins with a great bassline and funky drums, then has these strutting strings step into the mix – only to give way to a very cool echoey ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Orchestre Anassoua Jazz De Parakou Nord Dahomey

Bakassine Gabou/Moumouni Bassina Borou Fo
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Two rare cuts from this legendary group from Benin! First up is the funky "Bakassine Gabou" – a tune that has a bassline that pulsates along with percussion at the core – peppered with lilting guitar, while these very unusual chorus vocals soar over the top! "Moumouni ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Caribou (Cortex)

Trad Vibe (France), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A rare side project from the legendary French funk group Cortex – a single that's got all their sweet keyboard charms, but also a bit more of a clubby groove! "Californie" begins with a Rhodes solo over soaring strings – then moves into a chorus vocal that sings the French ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Brewerytown, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A stunning female trio from Philly – one who record in this heartbreaking sweet soul style that's much more like most of the male groups from the time! "Why I Love You" has a guitar line woven into the midtempo rhythms – very blue-tinged and sad, and perfectly echoing the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

TP Orchestre Poly Rhythmo De Cotonou

Kpede Do Gbe Houenou/Ma Wa Mon Nou Mi O
Albarika Store/Acid Jazz (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Two funky nuggets from the legendary TP Orchestre! "Kpede Do Gbe Houenou" is a masterpiece of funky bass and offbeat horns – a really unusual groove that gets even weirder in the middle – as this long electric piano solo comes into the mix, and almost makes you think that Sun ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Rockie Robbins

You & Me/Together
A&M, 1980. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
ABC, 1965. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cadence, 1962. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
MGM, 1972. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Inner City, Early 70s. Good
Sublime harmony soul – written and produced by Leroy Hutson! "This Love" has a spare, spacey sound – tripping along in a great mellow vein, with the vocals cascading over the top of the cut! "I'll Never Forget You" is a bit less well-placed, but it's also a great ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atlantic, 1971. Very Good-
One of Aretha's best! There's a massive old school break on the intro to "Rock Steady" – but even without that bit, the song's a real winner – ripping along with massive soulful grooves! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mar V Lus, Late 60s. Very Good-
Both tracks are nice – and both of them are hard boogaloo cuts in the best Alvin Cash mode! "Alvin's Boogaloo" has a stop and grunt groove – kind of like "The Twine", really rolling into the beat! "Good Timing" is more of a rollicking Northern number ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Young-Holt Unlimited

Soulful Strut/Country Slicker Joe
Brunswick, Late 60s. Very Good-
Massive work from Young Holt Unlimited! "Soulful Strut" is still one of the group's best grooves – a fierce little tune that jogs, jumps, and has some wickedly funky piano – all that, and sampled by the Beasties, too! "Country Slicker Joe" is an LP cut, and has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Earl Washington

Miserlou/Wolf Call
Checker, 1958. Very Good-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
HLF Records, Mid 70s. Near Mint-
A rare bit of gospel from Chicago – issued by a small label on Michigan Ave! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Motown, 1970. Very Good-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mark II, Mid 60s. Good
Arranged and produced by Magnificent Montague! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated December 05, 2021

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