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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!


P&P, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A real club stormer! Queen Yahna has a deep rich voice, in the tradition of the best Miami soul divas – and it's nicely situated in a classic club groove, augmented by congas and cowbells, with great production by Capraquarius! The vocal chorus is soulful and catchy – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
A gem of a sweet soul single from Numero – material that never got issued back in the day! "You & Me" is a tremendous little tune – very spare and sweet, with a completely catchy hook – all put together with a roughness that reminds us of the earliest days of doo ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Forget the bells, because it's the guitar that rings out here – loud, proud, and plenty fuzzy – all to give a great psychedelic soul vibe to the cut while The Young Senators trade vocal lines back and forth! There's lots more guitar on part 2 – which is mostly an instrumental ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Get Ready/Mr Handsome
Vintage League, 2017. New Copy
Tight couple of cuts from a combo featuring members of Soulive, New Master Sounds & Orgone! "Get Ready" is a stormer from the get go, with unstoppable drums and a snapping bass groove, Psych funk guitars and a heavy organ groove. The flipside instrumental is a little looser, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
In The Corn Belt (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey post disco dancefloor genius from Arthur Russell and Dinosaur L – the slow-building stormer "In The Corn Belt" – mixed by Larry Levan! Part 1 is on the A-side and Part 2 is on the flip – and the track builds from an atmospheric layer of keys into a heavily ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Go Bang! (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fat Beats, 2017. New Copy
There's a great fuzzy groove going on here – maybe a bit more distorted than the usual Brownout sound – but still equally funky! "Evolver" has this lyric and an overall vibe that maybe places it in the territory of War during their glory days – and "Things You ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
At Jody's/A Breezy Day
Kings Underground, 2017. New Copy
There's a great break at the start of "At Jody's" – the kind you'd have to search hundreds of vintage records to find – and which is also followed by some completely wonderful slow-bumping bassline and wicked wangly guitar – almost like a slow-grooving number from the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Music Unlimited, 1974. New Copy
The title here reminds us of an early gem by Kool & The Gang – and the fast funk style of the tune does too – except it's a lot more soaring and jammy – with bold horns, a great organ solo, and a massive breakdown that has very cool congas supporting a heavy bass! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Music Unlimited, 1973. New Copy
The group may be named Living Funk, but "Fools Love" is a great bit of mellow sweet soul – a tune that moves at a slow pace that really lets the vocals unfold in a heartbreaking kind of way! The funk returns on the flipside – as "Silver Black Summer Day" has loads ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Thank You (vocal, inst)
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Tuxedo say a very vibrant "thank you" on this slinky little single – with a groove that turns out to be one of their catchiest so far – and just the kind of tune that could push them over the top! The cut's got an 80s-styled bumping bass riff at the bottom – which seems ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Better Things/Window Shopping
Daptone, 2010. New Copy
A pair of the best tracks from the instant classic, mainstream attention seizing I Learned The Hard Way – "Better Things" and "Window Shopping on a 45 – as they should be, because these are neo jukebox classics of the highest caliber! "Better Things" is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2008. New Copy
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2005. New Copy
The first funky outing we've ever heard from The Budos Band – but a really tasty funky set, with a raw and stripped-down feel! "Up From The South" is a chugging, churning mass of snapping drum breaks and scratchy guitar – topped by a well-crafted horn part that comes in as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Signals/My Crew (inst)
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
One of the coolest tracks from this sweet funky combo – a number that begins with a bit of spacey electronics, then has this drum beat that snaps into a groove – while lots more electric sounds sparkle out along the rhythms! "My Crew" is done here as an instrumental – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
This single is the first time we've ever seen a picture of the Soul Surfers – and despite their slightly goofy look, they're every bit as funky as on their other massive 45s! This number's got wicked funky drums at the start, a cool dipping bassline, and a cool intertwining of fuzzy guitar ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet take on this tune by Bob & Gene – given a Jamaican groove on both sides, thanks to help from The Inversions! The main cut bubbles along with a bit of a rocksteady vibe next to the duo's vocals – still very much the main song at the core, but augmented with a Kingston soul ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trinidad/Grab Some Thing
Lugnut Brand, 2017. New Copy
Nothing Pawn Shop about this groovy little single – as "Trinidad" has this great chunky Latin funk groove – and features a wicked trumpet solo in the middle! The whole thing's tight and very well-produced – with burning organ in the background, and almost a late 60s ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Al & The Kidd, 1975/1983. New Copy
Two rare tracks from underground soul legend Michael Orr – each of which are from the same stretch as his two classic albums! "Wonder Woman" has a funky bassy bottom – nicely 80s soul overall, but with a sound that's a lot less polished than most work of the time – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Let Love Enter/Come To Me
Athens Of The North (UK), 1976/1981. New Copy (reissue)
Two great tracks that remind us why the music of Michael Henderson has always been so special! "Let Love Enter" has this cool skittish rhythm at the bottom, while Henderson soars smoothly over the top with his vocals – in a blend of modes that almost puts the tune in the hipness of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated January 16, 2018


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