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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!


Happy Day/Pepite (France), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A rare boogie number from Chicago – presented here both in the original version, and a new edit! The tune's got a warmly captivating vibe – a smooth groove at the core, and these raspy vocals from Frank that are very different than the usual – as is the lyric, which is nicely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover)
Two beautiful little songs from the Moomins animated series – one of them issued here for the first time ever! "Woodland Band (parade)" is a gentle number with a sweet flute line over this guitar part that moves up and down in a way that's lightly resonating – before opening ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Far Out (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Two rare early tracks from Azymuth – both mighty nice! "As Curvas Da Estrada De Santos" is an instrumental take on a tune by the brothers Robert and Erasmo Carlos – but done as a slow-stepping funky instrumental, with loads of great organ work from Jose Roberto Bertrami! The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
International Anthem, 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
Angel Bat Dawid is looking at a picture of Sun Ra on the cover – and with a record like this, she seems instantly able to challenge his long musical legacy! "Transition East" has Angel on clarinets, keyboard, and a drum machine – a tune that's spare and snakey, but which also ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy 4X7inch
The cover may look a bit scientific – but the music is plenty soulful throughout – a package that brings together four key singles from that momentous musical year of 1968 – a time when Aretha Franklin was really finding her sound at Atlantic Records! The music here represents ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Daniela Casa/Remigio Ducros

Baterasso/Canottaggio
Four Flies (Italy), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
We're not sure how to translate "Baterasso" – but to us, the word may well just mean "funk" – as the tune's this funky monster with heavy drums, a great-paced bassline, and these claps that move all up and down the groove alongside some percussion! "Canottaggio& ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Quiet Storm/Past Due, 1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A rare bit of Bay Area funk – originally issued on the label Quiet Storm, but with a sound that's anything but! "Feelings" is full, flowing, and very rich – a great groove that might have been right at home in the disco generation, but has maybe a slightly more complicated ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Kind & Kinky Zoo with Rickey Calloway

Hot Love/Pornishead
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy
Funky soul legend Rickey Calloway makes an appearance here – first calling out the groove on "Hot Love", which has lots of chunky drums – then speaking the lyrics as much as singing, all in that made that makes him one of the greatest heirs to the James Brown sound! "Porn ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy
A funk tune, but one that begins all slow and moody – electric piano leading things off, followed by slow drum beats, and a moody bassline that sets up cascading energy that triggers an equal cascade in the piano – a really strong, resonant solo that is very different than you might ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pepite (France), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A rare cut from this great French group – excellent in the original, and mighty nice in the rework! The main version is wonderful – funky and clubby, but with a very jazzy vibe – one that's echoed by the duo singing the lead lyrics in French, and by the keyboard solo that does ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Two fantastic bits of deep female soul – back to back on a single! Maxine Weldon is always great – but she really knocks it out of the park on "I'm The Other Half Of You" – a slow-stepping tune with great organ under the vocals – which superbly deliver the blue-tin ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
It's Soul Time, 2020. New Copy
There's no R&R for these guys – as they're clearly working overtime to refine and improve their groove – which is even better here than on their last single! "90 To Nothing" has a tight rhythm core that could have been lifted from the Philly scene of the 70s – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Billy Bassman Jenkins

Fly Wounded Bird/Grandma's Chili
Family Groove, 1985. New Copy
Billy certainly lives up to his Bassman name here – as "Fly Wounded Bird" has a deep 80s funk sort of vibe – lots of groove from the bottom on up, as the basslines weave a fantastic midtempo stepping groove between the clapping beats and sweet keyboard lines! "Grandma's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Family Groove, 1971. New Copy
A fantastic little soul track – one with a secular sense of spirit that reminds us a lot of the positive vibe of Voices Of East Harlem! There's a female singer in the lead, but one who gets some support on the choruses – and the groove is almost leaner Motown, with a tripping guitar ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Family Groove, 1971. New Copy
Deep deep soul from Front Page Scandal – a group who keep things moving slow and slinky, which allows the female singer in the lead to really inflect her vocals and give them all these great twists and turns – which are amazingly followed by the male singers providing backup! The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Three Dimension

Freak Call/I Want You Back
Fame/Family Groove, 1983. New Copy
Late, but great work from the Muscle Shoals scene – two rare tracks that were never issued after being cut at the studio in 1983 – issued here for the first time ever! "Freak Call" is a bass-heavy bit of early 80s funk – as you might guess from the "freak" in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Nicetown, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Two great tracks from Power Of Attorney – a group who are best-remembered for not only being prisoners when they recorded their music, but who were also getting strong support from James Brown! "Changing Man" is a really sweet groove – almost instrumental – with fast ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Dedy Dread with Olivia Ruff

Don't Wanna Wake Up/The Rebel (rmx)
Four Flies (Italy), 2020. New Copy (pic cover)
A moody bit of contemporary soul – a set that's got downtempo beats dancing with a mellow bassline – with Olivia Ruff moves between styles of raspy and sweet in presenting the vocals! "The Rebel" is a bit more of a dubby number – crisply stepping along a groove that's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Tania Maria

Fio Maravilha/Bedeu
Barclay/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1975. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A gem of an early record from Tania Maria – one in which she takes on the Jorge Ben tune "Fio Maravilha", but with funky drums that make things sound way different than the original – as do her tremendous scatting vocals, and jazzy piano she adds to the groove! "Bedeu&quo ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chattahoochie/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A really snappy little single – and a rare soul gem too! The Hyperions have some great harmonies on "Why You Wanna" – a tune that's got a nice sing-song sort of groove, really bubbling with upbeat soul energy! "Believe In Me" features equally great harmonies, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Jazz (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 5 x 7"
A very cool take on the sound of Studio One – a package of late 60s themes from James Bond films and other soundtrack sources! The mix is maybe not that surprising, given the use of Jamaican music early on in the series – as part of the Dr No soundtrack – and maybe that global ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philadelphia International/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)
A special four track, double 7" single version of Life On Mars – fantastic bit of space age funk – and maybe one of the greatest moments ever from Philly Soul maestro Dexter Wansel! The album goes way beyond any of Wansel's other work – and blends his warm soulful styles ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Santa Maria Romitelli

Aldo E Ulla/Beat Del Panfilo
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two very groovy tracks from the score to the film Top Sensation – both of them great! "Aldo E Ulla" has snapping drums and this very cool organ – moving between melody and this cool squishy sound across the keyboard – all in a way that reminds us of the great use of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chiaroscuro/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover)
A limited 4 track, double 7" single package – featuring most of the best cuts off the self-titled album by Tarika Blue! The group's way different than the standard fusion acts of the time – as they blend together spiritual currents that allow for breezier instrumentation – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1971. New Copy 2 x 7 inch Gatefold (pic cover, reissue)
A special four track, double 7" version of work from He's Coming – one of the rarest and greatest Roy Ayers albums of all time – really the beginning of the funk years from Roy Ayers Ubiquity! This one's a totally solid mix of soulful jazz, jazzy soul and righteous funk – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1977. New Copy 2 x 7 inch set (pic cover, reissue)
A great little package, and one that features four of the most-remembered tracks from the legendary first album by James Mason! "Sweet Power" has a spacey club groove that's just great – and "Free" is every bit as fantastic, with a soaring, righteous sort of quality! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Four Flies (Italy), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two of the funkiest tracks from the Italian film version of Dorian Gray – both real standouts in a store that was mostly moody and spooky overall! The movie was titled Il Dio Chaimato Dorian – and really shines with "Rito A Los Angeles", a tune with heavy romping drums and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Inner City/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1977. New Copy (pic cover)
Two rare funky gems from this obscure 70s group! "The Perfect Circle" is a fantastic theme song for the group – hard, full, funky, and plenty darn righteous – a great indie group take on some of the more polished funk ensembles of the time! "Hands Of Time" has ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Mario Molina with Edda Dell'Orso

Ash/Gli Angeli Del 2000
Four Flies (Italy), 1969. New Copy
Two of the grooviest tracks from the soundtrack to Gli Angeli Del 2000 – one of the best musical moments from Mario Molina! Edda Dell'Orso sings in the lead on "Ash" – but the tune is funky, and Edda's actually singing real lyrics – not the wordless vocalizations she ... 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

Roy Ayers & Wayne Henderson

Step In To Our Life/For Real
Polydor/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two gems from the legendary pairing of these two great 70s jazz funk giants! "Step In To Our Life" is the title cut from one of the albums that Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson cut together – and the tune has all the edgy vibes of Roy's great Polydor records, mixed with some of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Tarika Blue

Dreamflower/Jimi
Chiaroscuro/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
"Dreamflower" is a beautiful cut from this legendary spiritual fusion combo – one that kind of steps out slowly, amidst Fender Rhodes and bassline – but which has this cool sparkling guitar that lights the way along the slow-stepping groove! The mighty James Mason plays ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Pye/Dynamite Cuts (UK), 1974. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A special EP version of this wonderful soundtrack from the great Roy Budd – a set that's got Roy on Fender Rhodes and clavinet – plus alto from Ronnie Scott, and some cool use of percussion by Frank Riccotti – in a way that's similar to the tablas on Budd's classic score for Get ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Top Tape/Dynamite Cuts (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two rare cuts from Brazilian arranger Daniel Salians – both of them all warm and funky! "Atlantis" is also known as "Straussmania" – and for good reason too, as it features the same "2001" theme that was penned by the composer many years back – but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy
There's some great super-fast guitar wah-wahing away at the start of "Snitchin" – kind of like The Meters on speed, followed by these organ blasts that encourage the energy of the groove as the keyboard soars in some sweet solo moments! "Loose Lips" is slower, and has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2020. New Copy
"Drunk Bach" begins with this really nice organ line – sweet, thin, and very blocky – before heavier drums come in alongside next to its groove, and guitar lines riff alongside in all the more complicated ways! "Hustle Riff" is a bit more complicated in the groove, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International, 1984. New Copy (reissue)
Two great tracks from La'Verne Washington – a west coast 80s soul singer we've never heard of, but who really shines here! "Promise" has a great bassline – courtesy of the legendary Carol Kaye – and the tune bumps along with keyboards that are balanced by the richer, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Maxine Brown and Chuck Jackson recorded some famous duets in the 60s – but here, each are featured as solo acts, on a great repressing of rare tracks! "I Wonder" is a very groovy number from Maxine – a bit more upbeat than some of her other work, and with a nice swing that's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Crossover/Kent (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Two rare tracks from the Crossover Records years of Darrow Fletcher – issued here for the first time on 45! "What Are We Gonna Do" is wonderful – a tune that's got a great bumping groove, soaring strings, and this strong message-oriented lyric from Darrow that really knocks ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International (UK), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet disco baby from Yaron Gershovsky – but a track that's also got plenty of funk in the mix too – from the tight horns on the top, all the way down to the bassline that keeps the whole thing moving throughout! The track's got these tight changes that are almost jazzy in inflection ... 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
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
BGP (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
Two slices of clubby gospel from the great Clark Sisters! "Everything Is Gonna Be Alright" moves at a mighty fast clip – a cut that's almost even too quick for the clubs, which makes the vocal tightness of the group even more amazing! "You Brought The Sunshine" has ... 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

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
Cotillion/Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
Two great tracks from Dee Edwards – from a time when the Detroit singer was really getting a chance to shine! "Put The World On Hold" has a sweet lyric over a soaring groove – not entirely clubby, maybe more modern soul overall – with a slightly complex set of changes ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Eddie Parker/Sandra Richardson

Crying Clown/Deserted Garden
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
"Crying Clown" is a wonderful tune by a singer who definitely deserves greater discovery – as the great Eddie Parker has a completely heartbreaking way of delivering the lyric, as the whole tune slowly crests over a mellow groove! "Deserted Garden" is a beautiful tune by ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sussex/Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy
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Johnny Frigo

Spill The Wine/Scorpio
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy
Two fantastic funky grooves from Chicago guitarist Johnny Frigo – both done for the series of jazz dance recordings by choreographer Gus Giordano! "Spill The Wine" is the classic tune from War and Eric Burdon – but done here with a really sweet Fender Rhodes line in the lead ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Joe Baer Magnant & The Ready

Honey Stung/Orozco's Guarantee
Funk Night, 2019. New Copy
"Honey Stung" sounds like a title from an old 70s action soundtrack – and the groove here does too, right down to the chunky congas kicking up the rhythms from the bottom, and the bold mix of guitar and horns over the top! The flipside comes over in a similar mode, but slower ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated October 28, 2020


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