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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!


Paradise (vocal & instrumental)
Push The Fader, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
A sweet cover of the Sade classic! "Paradise" has spacey soul keys by Sly5thAve, production & programming by DJ Center and mixing by Quantic – but what really makes it special are the vocals by Thalmia De Freitas which, stunningly, both live up to and pay sweet homage to the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
The Gripsweats have themselves a great little theme here – a slow funk number that takes a nice long time setting up the groove – then tops the whole thing with this climbing/descending horn part that sets up a really moody vibe! Fuzz guitar electrifies the tune, and there's some nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Karma Chief/Colemine, 2018. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
These guys have a great little name – as the music is funky, but also has this nice sort of spooky vibe! There's lots of echo around the edges, which continues as the female vocal comes into play – almost making the whole thing feel like some lost vocal number from a movie on the late ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Assassin/View From Above
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
Heady Afro Funk from Ikebe Shakedown – a tight little tune that sums up everything the group does so well – with sharp riffing guitar in the rhythms, lots of lively percussion, and horn parts that really flesh out the mood! "View From Above" is deeper funk overall – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, 1972. New Copy (reissue)
A rare indie track from Thelma Jones – recorded down in Florida with a nicely burning groove! "I Can't Stand It" moves along at a slow-stepping, yet funky sort of pace – with a chunky rhythm that really lets Thelma take off with her vocals in the lead! "Only ... 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
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
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), 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), 1968. New Copy (pic cover)
A really cool little number from this great French singer – served up in a Japanese picture sleeve! "Dady Da Da" has this jazzy vibe, and a slight sense of drama – all put together beautifully by the great Michel Colombier! "Les Temps Du Tempo" has this really cool ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
Seminal sounds from the great France Gall – two of her best groovy early tunes! "Jazz A Go Go" has lots of the jazz promised in the title – bubbling organ that goes along great with Gall's scatting vocals! "Le Coeur Qui Jazze" follows in a similar mode – with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Universal (Japan), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
A totally groovy Christmas tune – one that's set to the groove of "Shaft In Africa" by Johnny Pate – but which asks the Holiday question "Ou Est Pere Noel" in French! The flipside's a cool bit of French funky pop – almost in a Jean Claude-Vannier/Serge ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Happiness/You Don't Want Me
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
The bass moves fast, the guitar riffs faster, and the voals of Wesley Bright are really fantastic – crackling nicely as he soars over the top of "Happiness" – a tune with more sadness than you might expect, but in a really great way! "You Don't Want Me" slows things ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2018. New Copy
The label mimics the look of an old NWA single on Ruthless – but the Cali love here is something different altogether – fierce, funky instrumental work that has this soundtrack sort of majesty, but peppered with more contemporary production – maybe a bit in the Adrian Younge tip, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Never Be Another You (voc, version)
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy
Lee Fields fronts El Michels Affair – and his deep soul vocals are a perfect fit for their slow funk groove! The core tune already has a strong reggae vibe – different than other El Michel's music, but still done with that deep, dark quality in the rhythms – and the flipside ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
Debut single by Leroi Conroy – a producer on a number of singles on indie funk Colemine stable – getting an assist from members of Jive Turkeys, Jungle Fire, and The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble! "Remember When" is gritty little number instrumental that feels like a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tunji/Mode For Trane
Jazzman (UK), 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Tenorist Nat Birchall takes on the great Coltrane tune "Tunji" – a perfect fit for Nat, given how much spiritual jazz he's got in his music! The tune has a great modal groove – thanks to a quartet that includes John Ellis on piano, Michael Bardon on bass, and Andy Hay on ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Aragon/El Nino
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
This one leaps into the groove right from the start – with this dipping bassline that can't help but set fire to the rest of the instruments – as the whole thing moves fast and really takes off in a flurry of bass, drums, and horns – almost with the energy of a vintage JBs cut! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Yo Todo Tu Yo/Tsunami
Colemine, 2012. New Copy
A cool little groove from this mysterious funky combo! "Yo Todo Tu Yo" has a slight Latin vibe – as you might expect from the title – but is also this hip midtempo funk number done with snapping drums and watery keyboards – kind shimmering next to the tight breaks, ... 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
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
There Was A Time/This Gets To Me
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
We don't know Joe Burrell at all – but he really sounds great here on "There Was A Time" – not the tune that James Brown made big, but instead a very different number – served up with a jazzy flourish, thanks to the orchestrations of Kae Williams! Pookie Hudson is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), 1964. New Copy
The magnificent voice of Tommy Hunt is in a perfect setting here – stepping strings over a great uptown soul groove – cool and classy, but also pretty darn catchy – putting Hunt in the same sort of territory as Chuck Jackson or Jerry Butler on their best mid 60s groovers! The cut ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy
Maxine Brown takes on a tune by Otis Redding – which means that "Baby Cakes" has a harder, heavier groove than some of her other tunes – almost a Memphis sort of bite, with some burning organ vamping underneath the vocals! "One In A Million" is here in a rare ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Funky nuggets from one of the coolest kid groups of the 70s! "Only One Can Win" has this great jagged rhythm that's nicely complicated, but also straightforwardly groovy – perfect for the sweet vocals of the group! "Fools Paradise" has a very famous sample at the start ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Afro Beat/Afro Flower
Four Flies (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two sweet funky tracks from Braen & Raskovich – a mysterious studio duo that features some extra-heavy drums from Giuliano Sorgini! The drums alone here are great – but they're also topped by a weir spooky keyboard that's billed as a "Hammond C3" on the cover – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mais Kriola/Maita
Mr Bongo (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy (reissue)
There's lots of cool keyboards on "Mais Kriola" – moogy bits, clavinet, and maybe more too – all wrapped together in this mix of funk and Brazilian fusion, in a way that reminds us a bit of early Azymuth – but with more soulful vocals! "Maita" is one of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
He's On Time/Wash Me Lord
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
A contemporary gospel group, but one that reminds us of those really cool spiritual acts from the New York scene at the 70s – when gospel styles were blending with soul, and coming up with a very righteous new style in the process! "He's On Time" is upbeat, funky, and fantastic ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
War Room/Into The Thick
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
Funky drums and some mighty nice horns – a real killer from Black Market Brass, and maybe one of their most intense tracks to date! There's almost an Afro Funk vibe here, but the style is even more freewheeling – fast grooves and horns that are incredibly deft, but also have lots of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A killer jam from Orgone – like a lost funky gem from the immediate post disco/nascent boogie funk years! Don't worry, "Don't' Stop" is not a indie funk version of the Fleetwood Mac tune, but a tight little tune with a killer bassline, tight drums, and some great soul vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
La Cloche/Kane EP
Columbia/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
A totally cool little Japanese soundtrack from the 60s – done for a film that features a bunch of younger teens who head out the beach – and which is scored with music that perfectly fits the mood! There's a really great range of 60s film modes going on here – as some tunes ... 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
Tell Me (voc, inst)
Funk Night, 2018. New Copy
A fresh take on one of the Rickey Calloway classics from years back – snapping drums and full-on funk – a completely heavy-hitting number that rivals the best James Brown work of the early 70s! The track's a smoking cooker that never lets up – from the first rattletrap on the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2018. New Copy
A debut solo single by Cochemea Gastelum of the Dap-Kings – one that feature some mighty nice Varitone sax on "Song Of Happiness" – kind of a snakey soul jazz number with a great late 60s Eddie Harris vibe! "Stranded In Space" has more great Varitone – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Give Love A Try/Sole Chance
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
A sweet rocksteady groove from Nico Collins & The Soul Chance – a contemporary group who share a lot with Jr Thomas & The Volcanos – both a love of older Jamaican modes, and their placement on Colemine Records! Nico's got a sweeter vocal approach than Jr – which really ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy
Sweet soul from a contemporary group – one who work with just the right blend of falsetto and funky on "This Is My Story"! "Blue Light" is even more laidback – with a lightly-tripping groove and guitar line that feel lifted right from the east coast sweet soul scene ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia/Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1964. New Copy (pic cover)
A very cool mix of music – served up here on a soundtrack that's almost like having an audio version of a movie! The songs are all relatively short, and are the mix of jazz and lighter melodies that you might find in an early 60s Italian soundtrack – perfect music for the bittersweet ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Shy (vocal, inst)
Stones Throw, 2018. New Copy
Tuxedo work here with Zapp – but at level that has the Troutman legacy very much back in full form! The basslines, rhythms, and vocoder bits are very much like you'd hear from the group in their early 80s prime – maybe just warmed up a bit with the undeniable Tuxedo love of a good hook ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soulphonics, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
A loud, proud tune from Ruby Velle – and one that's also got some great backing vocals from a trio that includes the lovely Chantae Cann! The track's got this almost-dark edge, and feels like one of the more powerful tracks we've ever heard from Ruby – and it's backed here by "Love ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Whatever's Fair/Simple Things
Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Two great cuts from the Pride Records label – both hip and funky! "Whatever's Fair" is one of the best-remembered numbers from the Infinity recordings with Billy Butler – work that's got all the soaring soul of his 60s Chicago work, but a more righteous vibe too! "Simple ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Warning/Jump Off
Soul Messin', 2018. New Copy
A walloping blast of Aussie Hammond soul from Cooking On 3 Burners! "Warning" cooks for sure, with flavored with raw drums some bold and sultry vocals by guest singer Kaiit. Jump about is hard charging instrumental stormer on the other side. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1992. New Copy
A nice smooth house track from Strictly Rhythm's salad days, with a nicely bouncing bassline – and one that was HUGE here in Chicago! There's this really moody keyboard line at the start – before the beats pump up and the vocals really get fantastic! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Strictly Rhythm/Get On Down, 1993. New Copy
A mighty nice track from Louie Vega – one that begins with this snapping, crackling beats, intercut with a wicked moody bassline – as soulful vocals kind of explode over the top! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
An undeniable acid house classic with enough bouncing 909 bassline and 808 handclaps to keep you moving all night long! One of the essential mid 80s Trax releases. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful classic from Chicago! "Move Your Body" is a wonderful house tune – one with a warmer groove than usual, and vocals that really drive the track in a great way alongside the relentless and infectious piano line. Mixed by Chicago legend Ron Hardy, this track needs no ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy
A sweet couple modern soul tunes by The Sentiments! "What's So Good About Saying Goodbye" has production vibe that reminds us a bit of Adrian Younge's productions, the way it gives a nod to echoey old school atmosphere, but it's ultimately got a contemporary vibe. Good stuff! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Transistor Sound, 2018. New Copy
A nice little Afro Funk style jam from The So-Ons – representing the LA, with an early for African percussion & rhythms! "Tej" cooks over a steady rhythm, horns and a really nice spindly guitar groove. "Short Shrift" carries a similar path of the other side, but the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Xxplosive/Burn
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy
Maybe some of the most explosive steel drum sounds you'll ever hope to hear – but that's what we've always expected from the mighty Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band! "Xxplosive" is funky, but in a nice slow-stepping way – with the bassline really carving out the groove, as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Unathi/Zaharila
Big Crown, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
The cover's a bit unusual for a single by El Michels Affair, and the music is too – especially given that group here work with singer Piya Malik – whose entrancing vocals really bring a new sound to their groove! "Unathi" has some elements that are in the familiar El Michel's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated November 14, 2018


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