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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!


Muhavishla Ravi Hatchud & The Indo Jazz Following

Bombay Palace (parts 1 & 2)
Outernational (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet bit of Indo Jazz – but one that's quite different than the Joe Harriott experiments with the format in the 60s! Instead, this groove has more of a funky sitar feel – ala the Ravi Harris records from 20 years back – a tight funk combo with an electric sitar going all wild ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Past Due, Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Most folks know 9th Creation as a heavy funk band, but they're also pretty darn great on mellower moments too – working in all the complexity of their funky arrangements, but with a laidback vibe that's maybe even more impressive! "Mellow Music" definitely has that right sort of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Sami Linna Quartet

Mode For Tomorrow/Umoya
Timmion, 2019. New Copy
A gem of a record from Finnish guitarist Sami Linna – just a 45, but one that feels like it's got the depth of a full album! "Mode For Tomorrow" is this beautifully building tune with a mix of modal and spiritual energy – infused with organ by Mikko Heleva, and given this ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, 2019. New Copy
Contemporary sweet soul from Brainstory – a cut that has this lightly tripping groove with a nice sparkle around the guitar – this warm quality that's really matched by the fragile, heartbreaking vocals in the lead! "Mnemophobia" has a title that's a bit headier, but a sound ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch set (pic cover)
A totally great package – especially if you love the music of Roger Nichols & The Small Circle Of Friends as much as we do! That groovy late 60s album is a classic round these parts – and at the time, a number of other singers tried their hands at some of the great songs from the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trio (Japan), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two of the coolest, grooviest tracks ever recorded by Lorez Alexandria – back to back on a Japanese-only 45! "Send In The Clowns" is taken at this great modal jazz clip – a completely different rhythm than anyone's ever used with the tune, which completely transforms it ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), 1967. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A beautiful pic sleeve 7" single – one that brings together two of the grooviest tracks from the Michel Legrand soundtrack to Les Demoisilles De Rochefort (aka Young Girls Of Rochefort) – upbeat, jazzy, and totally swinging – and very French too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
Fantastic work from France Gall – a breathy little tune with a great bossa groove – served up here in a cool replica Japanese pic sleeve single! France sounds wonderful on the tune – and there's this raspy guitar that steps along a groove too – bringing in a nice sort of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Late 50s/1960s/1970s. New Copy (pic cover)
Four very cool tracks – all brought together as a limited release in tribute to the famous Suburbia Suite series from Japan! The music is all mod, groovy, and very upbeat – and most tunes are in a vocal jazz mode, but very different than the usual torchy styles you might expect – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Piero Montanari/Roberto Conrado

Properly/Acromatic
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy
"Properly" has these really fast drums right from the start – maybe electronic, maybe not – although the rest of the groove has a sweet electric vibe – kind of moogy elements that move up and down the scale to match the funkiness of the tune, cut up by a nice bit of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ronnie McNeir & Instant Groove

My Baby/Hold On (2019 Record Store Day Release)
Expansion (UK), 1981. New Copy
A rare 80s track from Detroit soul legend Ronnie McNeir – a very obscure recording with the Instant Groove combo – done in a sweet stepping modern soul mode! The tune's got a fantastic midtempo groove – and Ronnie's vocals flow out with a majesty we don't hear on his 70s records ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)
Fantastic work from this very cool soundtrack – two upbeat, groovy tunes that are both centerpieces of the famous score by Francois De Roubaix! "Repetition" is already great – and "Piti Piti Pas" is even cooler, with lots of weird touches and rhythms! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Early 90s. New Copy (pic cover)
Funky soul from the start of the 90s – a special split single that features "Tell Me Mama" by Toni Tony Tone – and "Wherever You Go", in a rare Femifem mix! One cover features Toni Tony Tone, the back features Sydney Youngblood – and the whole thing is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sanity/Pepite (Switzerland), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet modern soul stepper – a cut that's been lost for years, and is definitely one of those rare gems worth discovering! "What More Can I Say" has this jazzy vibe that comes from sweet guitar stepping over the midtempo groove – while a warm vocal group harmonizes with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Afro 7 (Estonia), 1975. New Copy
The bass in our speakers nearly jumped out of the box when we first started to play "What's Love" – a cut with this great bottom end that really gets things going, before riffing guitar builds a bridge to these cool exotic horns over the top! The vocal's got a really offbeat vibe, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Sokratis Votskos Quartet

Almopian Etude/Sevenates
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
There's a strongly descending piano line in "Almpoian Etude" – one that gives the whole tune a moody, modal vibe before leader Sokratis Votskos really stretches out on soprano sax – taking the whole thing into nicely spiritual territory! "Sevenates" is a bit more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Lucid Paradise with The Great Revivers

Not The One/B Boy Anthem
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy
One of three great seven inch pairings of The Great Revivers and vocal group Lucid Paradise – with a strong female lead on "Not The One", which has the tune soaring to the skies over the funky drums at the core! Drums are equally tight on "B Boy Anthem", but the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
A limited single with two great spiritual tracks from saxophonist Muriel Grossmann – both issued here in special edits! "Golden Rule" is the title track from Grossmann's great album of the same name – and features Muriel blowing soprano sax in this long-flowing way that spins ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Two groovers from Westbound Records club act CJ & Co – both produced by the team of Mike Theodore and Dennis Coffey! "Rainmaker" is upbeat and funky – with strings soaring along with the horns – all matched by the group's great vocal interplay, which is as sharp ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Luv N' Haight/Ubiquity, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Rare material from the legendary Ramp – two tracks produced by Roy Ayers after the group's classic first album – issued here on a limited 7" single! "Old One Two" sounds like something that would have been right at home on Come Into Knowledge – a bumping groover ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia/Nature Sounds, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Lost work from Gloria Taylor – singer who's best known for indie sides in the 60s, but who sounds completely fantastic here on a one-off single for Columbia! "Deep Inside You" has this unusual flow – almost stop/start in energy, but with Taylor really soaring out on her ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Du-Rites

Zodiac/Monster
Old Maid, 2019. New Copy
There's a slight Meters groove in the background of "Zodiac" – the way that the bassline and drums work together – but the front space of the cut's also got this unusual spoken bit, with J-Zone bad-rapping quickly, in a style that's very unusual for a funk track! The approach ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Devin Morrison

No (voc, inst)
NBN, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
A crackling cut from the great Bussin album by Devin Morrison – served up here with a sweet instrumental take too! The beats are lean and the bass is heavy – this slow-stepping cosmic flow that's drenched in soul – at a level that almost makes Devin's slightly disorted vocals one ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Prophet & His Disciples

You Fool You Fool (parts 1 & 2)
BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy
A rare funky cut from the studios of Detroit wizard Dave Hamilton – a two-part monster that deals with the evils of drugs – and which has an almost Westbound Records-like mix of soulful vocals, fuzzy guitars, and heavy funk! The production is amazing – almost beating George ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Kindred The Family Soul

Never Loved You More/Magic Happen
It's Soul Time, 2014. New Copy
A warm little groove from Kindred The Family Soul – one with a bubbling rhythm and light riffing guitar that almost takes us back to "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine" – and which has a mix of spoken and lead vocals that almost evoke the same vibe! "Magic ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

New Mastersounds

Shake It/Permission To Land
Color Red, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
Two funky nuggets from New Mastersounds – each with a special guest! Vocalist Lamar Williams Jr joins the group on "Shake It" – a tune that's almost got a Meters-like starkness to the groove that gets things going – but which takes on a bit more fullness from the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
Beaty, bassy, and pretty darn electric – a great set of tracks that definitely looks at the world of 80s groove with the best vision hindsight has to offer! That is – the music is full of all the best elements of the electro soul generation – but served up without any of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
A sweet little number with a sunny California vibe – equal parts rock and soul, with a guitar line that fades in to echo the waves of the surf – while Rudy De Anda delivers a vocal over romping drums! "Los Canarios" is slower, with plenty of echoey guitar tripping over slow ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Four Flies (Italy), 1984. New Copy (pic cover)
Two of the grooviest tracks from the score to L'Allenatore Nel Pallone – both issued here on a limited 45! "Mundialito" has a Braziliany groove at the bottom, with lots of cuica next to percussion – but the overall rhythm is more leaping and Italian, and a chorus does all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Irene Nonis

This Love/Night Stuff
Schema (Italy), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
A great slinky groove for the vocals of Irene Nonis – a tune co-written with Nicola Conte, who produced and also plays guitar on the cut! The track's got an easygoing vibe – with congas under keyboards, almost feeling like a sweet-stepping 70s tune! "Night Stuff" is maybe ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tramp (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy
Syl Foreman really belts it out of the park on "Before I Leave You" – a tune that's almost got Syl popping the microphone levels into the red, as he romps along with the jaunty guitar and organ in the groove! The tune's a bit deep soul, but funkier – and the drums really go ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Mike & The Censations (Mike James Kirkland)

Don't Mess With Me/There Is Nothing I Can Do About It
Highland/Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Heavenly soul cut by Mike James Kirkland and his early soul group The Censations! "There Is Nothing" is a beautiful sweet soul ballad, with excellent harmonies – and "Don't Mess" is more of an uptempo number, with a good groove, and tight deep soul harmonies by Mike, as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Hanz Mambo & His Cigarettes

Mer Baltique/Breaking Wave
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy
Hanz Mambo lives up to the watery sound of his previous single with "Mer Baltique" – a dreamy little instrumental that has lots of echoey guitar over a slowly-loping groove – complete with some very nice watery effects in the middle! "Breaking Wave" is slower and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
ZZ Hill sounds a bit more upbeat here than usual, but in a really great way – offering up his own take on the Betty Swann tune with a wonderfully raspy vocal that fills the tune full of honest charm! "Love Is Gonna Get You" is done here in a rare "brass version" by Peggy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1968. New Copy
James Carr may not have cut the famous version of "These Arms Of Mine" – but he does a superb job here on the classic – really hitting the tune with his best deep soul energy, and maybe even a bit more sadness than on the Otis Redding hit! "Let's Face Facts" is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Teacher Haters

Big Pig Polly/Cut Loose
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
An unreleased gem by a 60s group that have a very soulful take on the party rock style – really mixing together garagey elements and bluesy inspirations – a bit like some of the cooler Texas combos of the time! "Big Big Polly" has vocals that are more offbeat vocalizations ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, Early 60s. New Copy
Sweet girl pop from Bernadette Carroll! "Laughing On The Outside" is the kind of weepy gem that might have been recorded by Joanie Sommers – but handled here with a nicely indie vibe that has spare strings moving nicely next to Bernadette's blue-tinged vocals, and a nice spoken bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

El Michels Affair

Shadowboxin/Iron Maiden
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Brother (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy (reissue)
A pair of incredible late 60s gems from Barbara Lynn – together on a funky 45! "I'm A Good Woman" is one of Barbara Lynn's greatest tunes ever – a hard soul groover with a massive bottom beat – guitar riffing with the rhythms, and some totally righteous vocals from ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy
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RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy
Sublime 80s mellow from Michael Wycoff – a great track lifted from his classic Love Conquers All album, and a tune that never gets old! The track glides in beautifully on some sweet keyboards that have a lot of 70s warmth – and Wycoff's voice, while smooth, also crackles with an honest ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Candy & The Kisses/Val Simpson

Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me/Mr Creator
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1985. New Copy
Candy & The Kisses come on with a great Northern soul stormer here – the wonderful "Are You Trying To Get Rid Of Me" – a song penned by the trio of Jo Armstead, Nick Ashford, and the young Valerie Simpson! Ashford & Simpson also handled "Mr Creator" – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
"Afrotheme" is a groove that definitely earns its name – as it's a fast-moving funky instrumental with a great bassline and lots of quick conga – then layered with riffing wah wah guitar, at a level that makes it feel like some lost "chase" theme from a ... 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

Sly5thAve feat Jimetta Rose

Let Me Ride/Still DRE
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy
A pair of standouts from Sly5thAve's breezy, lightly orchestral takes on classic Dr Dre productions! "Still DRE" is one of the sweetest jams of all, taking flight on soulful stings, piano and flute, leading into terser, tighter grooves anchored by funky drums. Jimetta Rose's vocal and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Timo Lassy & Teppo Makynen

Zomp/Dark Magenta
WeJazz (Finland), 2019. New Copy
Some of the rawest work we've ever heard from saxophonist Timo Lassy – blowing here with just the drums of Teppo Makynen for accompaniment! "Zomp" has the drums breaking with almost an old school vibe, but a bit more complex – as is Timo's solo, which shows a knowledge of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles/Lyrics

I'm Just Passing Time/Now Girl
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1964/1972. New Copy
Two previously-unissued soul tracks – both making their vinyl debut! "I'm Just Passing Time" is sublime harmony soul from Melvin Hicks & The Versatiles – a tune with a slow but hard drum beat at the bottom – which paces things out as the harmonies soar to the skies ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)
A great early gem from Lee Moses – recorded for the Musicor label, and with a sound that's maybe even more put-together than some of Lee's later work! Those raw, raspy Moses vocals are still very much in place – but they're backed with this great combination of jangly guitar, rough ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated July 23, 2019


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