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!


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
Sonorama Discos, 2015. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A charged couple of tunes from a contemporary Mexican City combo with a deep love for classic Latin psych soul! "Abrete Sesamo" is rooted in loose, but boisterous percussion and some great psychedelia-inspired organ, with group vocals keeping it soulful and organic even when the ... 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
I've Got Another/Southside Chicago
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A really moody cut from Chicago's Otis Brown – a groove that starts out slow, with a bit of conga in the mix – at a tempo that's somewhere in the speed of "Elephant Walk"! Otis Brown sings lead vocals, and gets some mellow backup from the rest of the Delights – 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
Big Crown, Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Beautiful brown-eyed soul from Sunny & The Sunliners – a heartbreaking tune that shows just how great the group could be at crafting the east coast soul style for the Texas scene of their roots! "Put Me In Jail" is wonderful – slow-stepping, with a lyric that's as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! 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
Philips/Numero, 1975. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A beautifully trippy bit of funk from the Dutch scene of the 70s – a tune that has these weird spaced-out vocals, and some very heavy drums underneath! Lyrics are in English, and there's a nice hook to the tune – sung by female vocals that seem to be overdubbed on themselves, creating ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fabulous/Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy
A sweet later track from the mighty Leon Ware – recorded after his bigger years on Motown, but with the same sort of style as his Musical Massage album! The tune's got this warm, seductive groove right from the start – and Ware sings right up there in the Marvin Gaye range, which is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1965/1971. New Copy
The lovely Claudia serves up to very groovy numbers here! "Deixa O Morro Cantar" has this soaring mix of samba rhythms and horns – and is topped by Claudia's bold lead – in a style that's nicely different than some of the softer female bossa singers of her scene, and which is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Matter Of Time/When I Saw Your Face
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic funky single from Sharon Jones – a tune that dips, turns, swells, and grooves – all with an even more fantastic demonstration of her vocal skills than usual – and support from the Dap-Kings that show again that they're one of the best funky bands in the business! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
You might know the DeAngelis name from other funky Italian work of the 70s – thanks to the soundtrack genius of Guido & Maurizio DeAngelis – but this DeAngelis is their sister Emma, who had a much shorter career – but one that was equally groovy overall! The set begins with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Che Che Cole Makossa/Che Che Cole
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
Insanely fantastic work from the mighty Antibalas Orchestra! The group's really moved onto a whole new level here – covering Willie Colon's classic 70s groover "Che Che Cole", but kicking up the beats to give the track more of an African feel. This version really cooks with some ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pepite (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Suncut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful groove from Masterpiece – a group who work here with these soaring harmonies that really fit the vibe of the tune – an upbeat "Love Affair", but one that also feels like some of the best indie sweet soul of the early 70s – as organ and guitar bubble along ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Don't Waste My Time/It's What They Can't See
Suncut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Jerry Washington doesn't waste any time with this track – as the tune's got this quick-riffing guitar that's almost "Tighten Up", but has a very different vibe once Jerry steps in with a cool spoken intro to the tune – then sings into the groove as the horns swell up! Timmy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
Sweet organ cooks this "Hot Potato" up mighty nice – burning and bubbling over this wah-wah heavy groove! The tune's almost like a Meters number, but with more of a romping 70s funky flair – and both the drums and guitar are great too! "Sticky Wicket" has more of a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
The drums are funky and the guitar is mighty – folded together alongside each other in this mighty nice way – almost with the focused frenzy of a Dennis Coffey funky 45 from way back! "Cannibalism" is cool too – a bit more romping in the groove, but still with lots of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated November 18, 2017


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