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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!

Four Flies (Italy), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic funky tracks from the Italian 70s soundtrack scene – served up here on a limited edition 45! First up is "Rhythm & Sex", a cut that delivers everything promised in the title – heavy drums for the rhythms, and all sorts of jazzy bits over the top – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Armando Trovajoli

Sesso Matto/Kinky Peanuts
Four Flies (Italy), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
One of the all-time funk classics of the Italian cinema scene in the 70s – a cut so great that it went on to a later life in New York clubs in the second half of the decade! The bass and drums are completely infectious right from the start – then these whispering sexy voices come into ... 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
Art Yard (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Two great tracks here from Sun Ra – both presented in shorter edits that focus on the groovier side of the music! First up is "Dance Of The Cosmo Aliens" – a track that begins with fast percussion that skitters along nicely – while very cool, moody keyboards pepper the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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

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

Chocolate Buttermilk Band

No Money No Honey/Mr LSD
Past Due, Early 80s/2021. New Copy (pic cover)
Two great tracks from this legendary group – both with a vibe that works perfectly together! "No Money No Honey" is a cut conceived many years back by band leader Larry Akles – finally recorded in 2021, but with a snapping blend of beats and basslines that has a classic ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stop Smiling, 1965. New Copy (pic cover)
Very early work from Peter Brotzmann – material recorded in 1965, and presented on a limited edition 45! The group's a unique twin-alto quartet – with both Brotzmann and Horst Prehn on horns, alongside Peter Kowald on bass and Gerd Panzer on drums – and the music was originally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Hodges James & Smith/Kim Weston

Wishful Thinking/It Takes A Lotta Teardrops
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Two great female soul rarities – back to back on a funky 45! "Wishful Thinking" is a masterful demonstration of the genius of the Hodes James & Smith trio at their best – deeper than most girl groups of their time, with a righteous hard-burning energy throughout! Kim ... 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

Kind & Kinky Zoo

Sakura Chan/Seabass
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy
A beautiful cut, with a nicely deep feel – funky drums at the core, but some great slow-moving Fender Rhodes, and a flute solo that's completely wonderful – a bit blue, and nice and raspy – almost like old school Roland Kirk or Harold McNair! "Seabass" is mighty nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
P-Vine (Japan), 1970s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch singles
A really sweet collection of 7" singles – one that features tracks from the full length reissues in the P-Vine Groove Diggers series – a sublime run of really great rare groove releases over the past few years! The package mixes together funky jazz and groovy soul – and all ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Suzanne Ciani

Finders Keepers (UK), 1980. New Copy (pic cover)
One of the coolest projects ever from electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani – sounds done for the groundbreaking Xenon pinball machine – released in 1980, and filled with unusual sounds and tones created by Ciani! One of these was her very cool "voice box" – which gave ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
P-Vine (Japan), 2022. New Copy (pic cover)
Ingram take on two funky classics – as you might guess from a single with a cover that takes off on a classic album by The Mohawks! Both cuts here are very old school – as "The Champ" has all the breaking drums, congas, and sweet funky organ of the original version by The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Giuliano Sorgini

Telecinesi (full, drums)
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
A massive drum break track – presented here in two different versions! The full take on "Telecinesi" has spooky electronics at the start, before the drums come in and make things all hard and funky – as more electronics and keyboards move all over the top, as if the Phantom ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Wildcards, 2022. New Copy
"Thing Of Beauty" is a cut that definitely lives up to its name – a great little groove with romping drums on the bottom, a riffing guitar in the rhythm, and this soaring trumpet line over the top – all recorded with a nicely lo-fi vibe that makes the whole thing feel like ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Penza Penza

Merman/Jaw Drop
Funk Night, 2022. New Copy
"Merman" is a swimming little funky number – a raw tune that sounds like it's been slowed down just a tick – so that there's almost a watery vibe in the bassline over funky drums – while a sharp, then fuzzy guitar line steps out and makes things all crazy and wild – ... 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
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy
Rare Memphis soul from Wee Willie Walker – two cuts from the vaults of Goldwax Records, both of which live up to the righteous soul legacy of that famous label! "I Don't Want To Take A Chance" has Willie singing with a raspy edge that's deep soul – but next to production that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ronnie McNeir

Say You/I'm Sorry
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy
Great work from Ronnie McNeir – one of our favorite mellow soul talents of the 70s! "Say You" is a tune that was done in the 60s by The Monitors – but Ronnie's version here is completely different – with a badass slow-stepping funky current that's a perfect counterpoint ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2022. New Copy (pic cover)
A great return to form for the legendary Dynasty – their first vinyl single in many many years, and a nicely updated version of their classic 80s groove! "I Can Tell" has most of the members of the original group firmly in place – working in a bass-heavy blend of keyboard ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Call Me/BGP (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Hank Jacobs cut some great instrumentals in the 60s – but here, he steps out with a really message-oriented vocal cut – the fantastic "World Needs Changin", a track with a funky rhythm at the core, and a mighty righteous lyric over the top! "Getting On Down" is on ... 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

Rickey Calloway/Tennessee Band

Everybody Say Yeah/Mr Meaner
Funk Night, 2022. New Copy
Fantastic work from Rickey Calloway – a killer soul singer who's one of the few contemporary artists we can say holds up to the best side of the James Brown legacy! The vocals are great, and the Tennessee Band back him up with a vibe that's very much late 60s King Records – then get a ... 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
Exodus, 1966. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Jimmy Beaumont & The Skyliners

Day The Clown Died/Our Day Is Here
Drive, 1976. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Drive, 1975. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Out Of The Past (UK), 1968. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Quarteto Em Cy

Pedro Pedreiro/Amaralina
Elenco (Brazil), 1966. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Renato E Seus Blue Caps

Renato E Seus Blue Caps EP
CBS (Brazil), 1970. Very Good+ (pic cover)
Tracks include "Tudo Tem Seu Preco", "Cha-La-La Marisa", "So Faco Come Voce", & "Coitadinha De Voce". 7-inch, Vinyl record
RCA (Brazil), 1973. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Diana Pequeno

RCA (Brazil), 1980. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
RCA (Brazil), 1966. Very Good+
Two more obscure tracks from this great Brazilian singer – recorded after her early albums for Columbia – two live performances from the Festival Internacional Da Musica Popular! 7-inch, Vinyl record
RCA (Brazil), 1973. Near Mint- (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dyno Voice, 1966. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Virgo, 1973. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stax, 1975. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Motown, 1970. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atlantic, Mid 60s. Near Mint-
What can we say? "Soul Man" is one of the undisputed Stax classics from the 60s – and it's got a punched-up, full-soul sound that never quits, and which was the inspiration for a thousand other groups of the same sort. 7-inch, Vinyl record
ABC, 1971. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Wanderick, 1977. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atlantic, 1967. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philips (Brazil), 1976. Very Good (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Joao Gilberto

Desafinado/Rosa Morena
Bluebell (Italy), 1962. Very Good (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Marlin, 1978. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Glades, 1978. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin

What We Need/The Wok
Tribe/P-Vine (Japan), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
A beautiful little picture sleeve pressing of two cuts from the rare Tribe Records years – both appearing here on 45 for the first time ever! "What We Need" is a slow-building cut with a very righteous message – Fender Rhodes slow-stepping in the groove as the horns rise up, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated October 02, 2022

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