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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!

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

Jean Claudric

Jeu De Dames EP
Born Bad (France), 1973. New Copy
A killer French soundtrack from the start of the 70s – four very groovy cuts that were used in the film Jeu De Dames, a movie that also circulated under the more titillating title of Sex Revolution! The music is full of freak and fuzz – Hammond organ, great guitar lines, and plenty of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Paris Smith Quintet

Thought Seeds/Lilith Came
Oracle/Jazzaggression (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two amazing tracks from underground Chicago jazz legend Paris Smith – back to back on a limited 45! "Thought Seeds" is this amazing blend of vibes, alto sax, and haunting female vocals – a very righteous tune, and one with a spirit that's unlike anything else we can think of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
"Ensadinado" isn't an easy title to say – but the tune is a wonderfully catchy groove from European vibist Fats Sadi – pulled from his rare Saba album of the same name! The cut's got kind of a modal soul sort of approach – with help from the core of the Clark Boland ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stage Productions/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Chicago's Tomorrow's People take on their classic anthem "Open Soul" – a 70s funky number with a great lyrical query into the nature of soul – served up here with a T-Groove edit that makes the tune funkier than ever! "It Ain't Fair" is fantastic, but in a very ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Clap City (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A stunning bit of sweet soul from this very obscure Ohio group – done in a soaring harmony style that would have made the late 60s Impressions proud – but given this nicely stark backing and production that's maybe more in the New Jersey mode of the time! The Aswads are backed by the ... 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
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

Wolfgang Dauner Quintet

Sun Is Rising/Day In The Life
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
Two incredible tracks from keyboardist Wolfang Dauner – both a mad mix of funky jazz and psychedelic elements! "Sun Is Rising" has this very groovy, almost joyous sort of vibe – odd vocals mixed with a hip sitar line and some very cool percussion next to the drums! "Day ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

George Duke

My Soul/Au Right
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1971. New Copy (pic cover)
Two sublime early tracks from pianist George Duke – both from his first MPS album, never issued in the US! "My Soul" has this great rolling groove, with congas from Armando Peraza giving things a nice Latin vibe – as George plays both piano and Fender Rhodes together, for a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Marc Moulin/Placebo

Phalene I/IV – Lost & Found
Wallen Bink (UK), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
Two great cuts from Marc Moulin's legendary Placebo group – exactly the kind of funky monsters he did so well back in the day! "Phalene I" has a great mix of offbeat Fender Rhodes lines with chunkier funk rhythms at the bottom, sewn together with a cool soprano sax solo! "Phal ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2023. New Copy
Soul singer Marietta Smith steps out with a gentle glide over the funky stepping rhythms of "Tumblin Down" – really helping open up the motion of the tune as she works with a very distinct vocal approach! The flipside's an instrumental, "Return Of The Soul Sabre" – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2023. New Copy
A beautiful contemporary bit of sweet soul – a tune that dips and swells in a mighty nice way, with a slow funk groove at the bottom, and these heartbreaking vocals from Marietta Smithover the top! "Suns Of Marvin" is faster and funkier, and instrumental – with a great ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Schema (Italy), 2022. New Copy (pic cover)
A great remix here from Afra Kane – who opens up the soulful sound of "Got To Move On" in a really great way! Kane puts lead vocals over the track, which has much more of a Brand New Heavies sort of vibe than anything else we've ever heard from S-Tone – although the man ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace/Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A storming cut from Dee Erwin – one that has raw vocals on the top, but a tight groove at the core – bubbling with righteous energy that's further enforced by these soaring backup female vocals! The groove is a great evolution from late 60s Detroit modes – and makes the cut one ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Crossover/Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy
Two great cuts from Clydene Jackson – a singer who works here with some great production work from Ray Charles! There's a romping piano line on "I Need Your Love", which sets a nicely soulful current for Clydene's soaring vocals – almost a Carole King sort of energy, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Southern Artists/Kent (UK), 1965. New Copy (reissue)
The Hytones have a really warm style of vocals here – harmony soul, but with a special sort of appeal that's hard to put our finger on – yet which comes through right from the minute you first hear the track – a perfect accompaniment to its very catchy groove! "Good ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2023. New Copy
A mighty nice electro groove from Father Sheed – a cut that has a bouncing bassline that sets up a groove for keyboards to follow – while vocoded vocals are served up very far down in the mix, leaving most of the "singing" of the tune to the keyboards and bass! "Love ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Classic Example

Right On/I Found Me A Girl
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Great 70s harmonies from Classic Example – soaring here over a tune that has so much warmth and charm, it's hard to believe it's about a breakup! The track has these horns that cascade along with the vocals – and this lilting vibe that's completely compelling right away! "I Found ... 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
Magic Touch/Numero, Early 80s. New Copy
The cut builds with a nice snapping groove for quite awhile before the female vocals come into the mix – then really soars with some great interplay between the two singers in a really great way – with a style that often has a slight touch of processing that makes for a spacey edge! ... 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
Hilton's Concept/P-Vine (Japan), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two funky nuggets from the great Hilton Felton! "Power Of Love" has this nice conga line under a funky bassbit – topped with wicked keyboard work from Hilton, and these great female vocals that really give the song a soaring, righteous vibe! "Spreading Fever" is a cut ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ron Henderson & Choice Of Colors

Gemini Lady (orig, alt vocal)
P-Vine (Japan), 1983. New Copy (pic cover)
A killer bit of Southern modern soul from Ron Henderson – a tune that's got this easy-stepping vibe that's totally great, and slides into a warmly seductive vocal from Ron! The tune's laidback, but tight – and there's a nice edge that's so different than commercial soul of the time ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Curtis Lundy with Carmen Lundy

Never Gonna Let You Go/Jabbo's Revenge
Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1987. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic early cuts from bassist Curtis Lundy – one of which features superb vocals from the young Carmen Lundy too! The stellar "Never Gonna Let You Go" was the first time most of us heard Carmen's voice – which is perfect for this uplifting, hard-grooving number that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A mighty nice message cut from Eric Dunbar – slightly offbeat, but in a really great way that makes the plea for saving the younger generation that much more powerful – as Eric Dunbar sings over some warmly jazzy backings with a nice midtempo groove! "Freeway" is the title ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TSG/P-Vine (Japan), 1976. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Heavenly soul from The Ultimates – a tune that soars with wonderful harmonies right from the start! The title's a bit misleading, as the track's not really a gospel number – but it does have this uplifting quality that's really wonderful, and which tells about secular love with a heck ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Rickey Calloway & His Tennessee Band

There Was A Time (voc, inst)
Funk Night, 2023. New Copy
Contemporary funk singer Rickey Calloway owes plenty to James Brown's work of the 60s – and he makes that connection very clear here, by serving up a totally smoking version of James' classic "There Was A Time"! Rickey takes the track at a clip that's amazing – even faster ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy
Two tasty funky numbers on a limited reissue 45! Billy Garner's "Brand New Girl" is a non-stop groover – with a hard James Brown/Lee Fields vocal style, and compin' and chompin' guitar underneath! Next is a break you can't live without – served up on the amazing intro to ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace/Kent (UK), 1974. New Copy
Two tracks from this great New York group – one who recorded during the very early years of disco for the Event label – and who only really got the appreciation they deserve in later years! "I Can See Him Loving You" has fast funk grooves that are wonderful and mixed with a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Leon Thomas/Louis Armstrong

The Creator Has A Master Plan (2 versions)
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Two totally fantastic versions of this spiritual jazz standard – a version recorded by Leon Thomas that's shorter and different than his famous vocal performance of the tune with Pharoah Sanders – and a stunning second take from Louis Armstrong, with backings from Oliver Nelson – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Huck Daniels Co with Johnny Adams

Foolish Man (parts 1 & 2)
Kent/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe one of the funkiest vocal numbers ever sung by Johnny Adams – and one that owes a lot to the super-funky backings of the Huck Daniels Co – who somehow manage to combine the tightness of the James Brown Band of the late 60s with the more sophisticated instrumention of the JBs in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
New Day/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A break you can't live without – served up on the amazing intro to Billy Garner's classic "I Got Some"! The tune's one that you'll recognize from a few famous samples, but to our ears it sounds best here in the original – a badass funky soul tune with all elements right, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace/Measured Mile (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Two very cool, very trippy numbers – both with almost a freakbeat sort of vibe! "Look At The Lights" has superb arrangements from John Cameron – who brings in a bouncy groove with jazzy flourishes next to the more psychedelic vocals, lyrics, and guitar! "Hold On To Your ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Georgie Fame & The Blue Flames

Blue Flames EP
Ace/BGP (UK), 1963. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Some of the earliest work ever issued by the great Georgie Fame – a 4-track EP that features all instrumental tracks with Georgie on the Hammond – serving up a unique groove that really spoke to the changing London scene of the time! The rhythms here are part of the package, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Romark/Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
A gem of a cut from Ty Karim – one of those singers who should have been huge, especially with a vocal presentation like this! Ty manages to soar on the upbeat groove, but has a special sort of crackle that really sends the lyric home – proud and fragile at the same time, in a way that' ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Jackie Dee & The Dave Hamilton Band

Who (voc, inst)
Kent (UK), 1981. New Copy
An obscure later track from the Detroit scene – done by Motor City maestro Dave Hamilton in a mellow, midtempo groove that seems perfect for the slinky vocal approach of Jackie Dee! Jackie's got a slightly breathy style that seems influenced a bit by Sylvia – as does her sexy approach ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Basil Kirchin & Jack Nathan/Alan Parker & William Parish

Viva La Tamla Motown/Main Chance
Measured Mile/Ace (UK), 1966/1972. New Copy
A sound library tune that really lives up to its title – a De Wolfe library gem that pays tribute to Motown Records, but with a slightly different vibe too! Basil Kirchin's better known for offbeat and moody music – yet here, the tune is certainly a romping groove – but with some ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the most fantastic tracks ever written by Gil Scott Heron – a mellow but majestic tribute to the fragility of existence, and the kind of material that has him really putting himself out there – at a level that so few other singers can ever match! On the flipside, "I Think I' ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Clap City (UK), 1981. New Copy
Not a group from Boston, but a really underground combo from Detroit – one headed up by Tony Green, who'd done a lot of earlier work with The Dramatics! The cut's got a great upbeat vibe – that underground club style that emerged in the years after disco – almost a return to the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Darrow Fletcher

Hope For Love/No Limit
Kent (UK), 1974. New Copy
Two obscure 70s cuts from Darrow Fletcher – both making their debut on 45! "Hope For Love" is the kind of slow-burning tune that Darrow does so well – a perfect showcase for his unique vocal approach, and set to a gentle groove that's perfect for the later hours! "No ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Connie Austin/Charles Spurling

Ball Of Fire/You've Got Love On Top Of Love
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A really romping single from the lesser-known Connie Austin – a cut that's as funky as is soulful, with a set of backings that comes down right on the money, while a little conga line kicks things right back over the top! The approach allows Connie's vocals to really soar – giving the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Warren Raye & The Infernal Blues Machine

It's The Feeling I Get/I Can't Turn You Down
Kent (UK), 1979. New Copy
There's nothing blues-like about this great little cut from 1979 – one that has Warren Raye singing deep soul vocals over a slow-stepping groove with some warm modern soul production – very much in that warmer shift in southern soul that was taking place on labels like Malaco in the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TCB/Ace (UK), Late 1960s. New Copy
Detroit soul magic from Little Ann – a legendary underground singer, and one who works here in famous association with producer Dave Hamilton! "Who Are You Trying To Fool" is a great blend of modes – upbeat, romping Motor City backings – topped with raw, crackling ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Webster Lewis/Spirit Of Atlanta

El Bobo/Freddie's Alive & Well
Mad About Records (Portugal), Late 1970s. New Copy
Two sweet instrumental funky gems – both great! "El Bobo" is a Latin-tinged number from fusion giant Webster Lewis – filled with great keyboards that soar out through the tune, ala Ramsey Lewis 70s electric – but with a much more complicated groove! On the flipside, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Koralle with Illa J/Modern Sound Quartet

New Levels/Chartreuse
Four Flies (Italy), 2024. New Copy
A cool cut with many different levels – or maybe "new levels" – a track that's based around a 70s sound library tune by the Modern Sound Quartet, reworked by Koralle, then given a hip hop spin by Illa J! The original version of "Chartreuse" is fantastic – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace (UK), Early 1960s. New Copy (pic cover)
A killer cut from New Orleans singer Joyce Harris – very different than any take of the tune you might expect! Joyce has a way of mixing soulful inflections with raw rocking modes – kind of like Wanda Jackson singing R&B – and this mix of the tune has all these strange ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Four Flies (Italy), Late 70s. New Copy
Some of the rarest material ever recorded from this legendary Italian maestro – and some of the funkiest too – tracks that all originally appeared in erotic films of the late 70s, and which definitely represent a more secret side of his career! You might know Alessandroni for his key ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated March 02, 2024

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