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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!


Nat Birchall

Obeah Man/Seeking
Jazzman (UK), 2019. New Copy (pic cover)
A fantastic track from the great Nat Birchall – a number that bounds right out of the gate with a modal rhythm that's completely wonderful – then really takes on a strong, soulful shape when Nat soars out on a soprano saxophone solo! "Seeking" has a different groove – ... 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 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

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

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
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
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

Alfred Panou & The Art Ensemble Of Chicago

Je Suis Un Sauvage/Le Moral Necessaire
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A really amazing relic from the Saravah Records label – home to the famous collaboration between Brigitte Fontaine and The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – and also this lesser-known AEOC single with singer Alfred Panou! The style here is much more rootsy thanh the work with Fontaine – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ruby & The Mudflaps

Is That Enough/Country Girl
Cordial (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
A slow wah-wah guitar really sets the groove for the righteous lyrics of this tune – building nicely with a rough-edged lead – and flowing out with a quality that almost makes the whole thing feel like a vocal theme from a blacksploitation film, even though the lyrics are a bit more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Preachermann

Familiar To Me/Lucky
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Preachermann has vocals that really live up to his name – a style that's definitely soul, but which has the soaring grace of an artist raised in the spirit! "Familiar To Me" has congas under a bassline that drives the whole thing forward with a righteous power – while "Lu ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cordial (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Rare Miami soul from Witch Doctor – a singer who works here in a groove that feels like a more stripped-down approach to the TK Records style from the same scene! By that, we mean that there's a funky current going through the music, but nice and lean – with moogy keyboards that ... 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
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
Kent (UK), 1968. New Copy
This tune certainly makes us feel funky – as Joe Hicks has these gritty vocals in the lead, which crackle nicely over the fast moving drums and horns, which are peppered by a slightly bluesy guitar! "I Gotta Be Free" is more in a Northern soul mode – and like the a-side, was ... 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
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

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
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

Will Sessions with Rickey Calloway

That's On You (vocal, inst)
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy
The legendary Rickey Calloway returns – sounding every bit as fantastic as a soul singer as on his older work – and getting some ultra-funky accompaniment from Will Sessions in a flurry of funky drums, tight horns, and this cool guitar part that kind of wangles its way through the ... 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

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

Brussels Art Quintet

Vas-Y Voir/Four Paul S
Cacophonic (UK), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
A very cool group from the Belgian jazz scene of the 60s – one we've never heard before, but who we'll definitely be looking for after hearing this single! The lineup features the great Babs Robert on tenor, with Daniel Max Schellekens on guitar, Jean-Pierre Destree on vibes, Marial Van ... 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

Channels 4/Carla & The Carlettes

Cross My Heart/Groovin
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Two rare soul tracks – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "Cross My Heart" is a different version of the Billy Stewart tune – done here by the "Channels 4" in this very unusual group soul mode – kind of harmony soul, but very rough around the edges, with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Universal Togetherness Band

Dreamality/Lucky Stars
Numero, Late 70s. New Copy
Two rare grooves from this obscure Chicago soul group – neither of which were on the full length set of their music issued by Numero Group! "Dreamality" has a groove that initially echoes Steve Miller Band, then gets a lot more complex – really building up and jamming once ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy (reissue)
What can we say? This is one of the greats! Foster Sylvers' "Misdemeanor" is one of the greatest-ever funky tunes from the 70s – made famous years back by a DOC sample, but loved way before that by anyone with a funky set of ears! The cut's got this incredibly strange groove ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Baroque Jazz Trio

Orientasie/Largo
Saravah/Souffle Continu (France), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two fantastic tracks from this groundbreaking French group of the 70s – neither of which were on their famous album for the Saravah label! "Orientasie" has this slow-building mix of plucked cello and drums, then switches to bowing of the cello whole harpsichord grooves into the mix ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Polyversal Souls (Poets Of Rhythm) with Alemayehu Eshete

Addis Abeba Bete/Portrait Of Alemayehu
Philophon (UK), 2019. New Copy
Legendary Ethiopian singer Alemayehu Eshete joins the Polyversal Souls here – adding his tremendous vocals to "Addis Abeba Bete", in a way that makes the tune the coolest thing the group has ever recorded! Horns romp along with the rhythms, with a very cool edge – making the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
West End/Get On Down, 1980. New Copy (reissue)
One of the strangest club tracks from the West End years – but a great one! The cut's an obvious reference to some of the more sensual practices of the club scene, and it's got a nice dark sound to it that's a good example of the way that late disco, early house, and post-punk sounds were ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chess/Third Man, 1954. New Copy (reissue)
Maybe one of the most famous Muddy Waters songs ever recorded – served up here in all its fantastically raw glory! The tune's got Waters playing a famous electric guitar vamp that may well have become the blueprint for countless bar bands to come – but serving up the lyrics with a wit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch set
Socking soul from the legendary Chess Records – presented in a format that always served the label best! This very limited box features seven 45s – each of which contains two great grooves from Chess – the kind of upbeat, uptempo soul that made the Chicago scene of the 60s second ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atlantic, 1967. New Copy 5 x 7 inch set (reissue)
A wonderful document of a crucial year in the life of Aretha Franklin – 1967, the year in which she really found her wings, and took off in the company of Atlantic Records! Atlantic really helped Aretha find just the right sort of setting for her magnificent vocals – kind of a more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trio (Japan), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A unique Japanese-only single – one that features two of the best tracks from the legendary Afro Blue album by Dee Dee Bridgewater! First up is her take on the Bobby Hutcherson classic "Little B's Poem" – a completely wonderful vocal version that, to us, even blows away the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Claudio Tallino

Spell/M23
Sonor (Italy), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)
Two funky tracks from this rare Italian soundtrack! "Spell" has tight drums, a fast bassline, and this bold guitar line that echoes out almost with a western sort of vibe – but much funkier overall – especially when it gets a bit fuzzy in the middle! "M23" has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Hideo Shiraki & Takeshi Inomata

Stormy Man EP
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1957. New Copy (pic cover)
A rare soundtrack session from Japanese jazz legend Hideo Shiraki – maybe one of the earliest recordings we've ever seen from the drummer – and one that also features work from pianist Takeshi Inomata and saxophonist Hidehiko "Sleepy" Matsumoto as well! The cover's somewhat ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Toshiro Mayuzumi

Beast Must Die EP
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1959. New Copy (pic cover)
A tense crime soundtrack from Japan – served up in a host of shorter tracks with a really evocative feel! There's a definite jazz bent to some of the music, but given the brevity of the tunes, most numbers don't have standout solos – just strong use of key sonic elements in a really ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Beat/Dagored (Italy), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Wild work from Ennio Morricone – and not usually the kind of track you'd expect to find on a 7" single! "Il Buio" has all these fast-moving, really sinister violins at the start – almost raging like a swarm of angry hornets – before mellowing out about halfway ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Late 60s. 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

Sadao Watanabe, Terumasa Hino, & Others

Bad Girl Yoko EP
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
A totally cool Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – one that's as much of a jazz album as it is a film score! The group features saxes from Sadao Watanabe and trumpet from Terumasa Hino – part of a lineup that would already make the music sound great on paper, although it's even better ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two catchy female French numbers – back to back on a single 45! "Dumbarada" has this leaping, loping style – topped with sing-song vocals that romp along with a bit of horns! "C'est L"Amour C'est La Vie" is even more unusual – sweet groovy pop at one ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia/Sony (Japan), 1975. New Copy (pic cover)
Two funky jazz gems from Japanese reedman Jiro Inagaki and his electric Soul Media group! "Painted Paradise has right drums and a nicely choppy rhythm – arranged by Hiromasa Suzuki, who also plays Fender Rhodes on the tune! "Breeze" is a tune that begins with loads of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

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
Impulse/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two righteous tracks from Archie Shepp – served up here on a limited edition 45! "Attica Blues" might be the closest thing that Archie ever got to cutting a funk tune – thanks to some great wah-wah guitar in the groove – but the song also has a completely righteous ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International (UK), 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of blue-eyed soul from the Philly scene of the 70s – tight and funky, with this romping bassline that really drives the whole thing along – as Jack Jacobs croons out a meaningful lead that's got a strong Free Soul vibe! The tune's got this warmly funky quality that's great ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated September 15, 2019


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