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!


Columbia/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The very rare first recordings of these tunes – mono, done in the RCA Studios – legendary in status, and called by some to be the best versions ever! "Eight Miles High" is especially nice – very moody, and slightly slower too – that great edge The Byrds were ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hope Street (Australia), New Copy
A sultrier soul side of Zillanova! "The Fader" has its raw funk aspects for sure, especially on the natural, classic feel of the drums, keys and guitar and bass – but the vocals really shine on this one, with singer Joshua Tavares emoting strongly over this slow burning gem. "Th ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funky Delicacies, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky work from Trouble Funk – a couple of cuts with a really hard edge that goes a lot farther than some of their later recordings for Island! "Pump Me Up" is especially wonderful – a groove that has been sampled plenty over the years, and which is a great illustration ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funky Delicacies, New Copy (reissue)
A funky 45 classic! Hard New Orleans funk, with catchy scratchy guitar that won't quit – and lots of heavy drums too! C'mon, everyone knows this one – a killer-diller! Sampled more times than we care to remember – and the record that made Eddie a big star with the kids! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tuff City, Early 90s. New Copy
A certified classic, guaranteed to get any party started! The mad sax loop of the "900 Number" may well be the single most recognizable bit of hip hop from its era, if not all time. Side one features the classic mix from Mark the 45 King – the original just begging for a young ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TSOB/Funky Delicacies, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
2 lost early 80s club soul groovers from Wild Sugar! "Messin Around" has tight, clapping sound with scratchy guitar, subtle little post disco electro touches and a nice, konking little drum clip behind the sweet female vocals! It's a big sample track to boot! "Bring It Here" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
A Northern Soul classic from Dee Dee Sharp – a tune that begins with this fantastic fast piano over the groove, already totally wonderful at the start – then Dee Dee's raw vocals come in to blow the whole thing away! "The Bottle Or Me" is a great message-oriented cut – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Omaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)
A great little record that's almost worth the price of the cover art alone – especially if you dig Italian horror films as much as we do! Side one is a tribute to the film Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi – served up with a groove that would be perfect in a 70s giallo thriller ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy
Heavy drums from J-Zone, along with riffing guitar, dipping bass, and loads of fantastic organ – fluttering notes that explode beautifully over the groove! The track's got an old school blend of funk and jazz that reminds us of Funk Inc at their best – and the flipside's got an equally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A fantastic track from Anubis – and a song that maybe has nothing to do with "ecology" in the usual sense of the word! The groove soars right from the start – upbeat funk, with maybe a clubby bassline, but a more righteous vibe overall too – almost spiritual in the way ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finally Singel EP
FoF (Sweden), 2017. New Copy
A pretty weird little record from Swedish jazzman Jonas Kullhammar – as you might guess from the image! The set featuers duets with Daniel Bingert – who we know from recent work on bass, but who, along with Jonas, seems to handle drums, keyboards, guitar, and other instruments too ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
In Love/Lie To Kick It
Record Breakin, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A beautifully mellow track from DJ Platurn – both crispy in beats and warm in the keyboards – with laidback lyrics that really fit the vibe of the groove! Ishtar brings in a bit of backup next to E Da Boss' lead – and Kicker Dixon takes the tune out with a nice acoustic piano ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
A track that's a lot more upbeat and groovy than you might expect from its title – sweet 80s keyboards and beats – which really set up an excellent groove for the group's vocals! The harmonies are almost old school, but the style of the groove is sweet electro funk – which really ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Red Light District/The Game Of Love
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Here's a red light district that should be legalized – as it's got a completely legit funky vibe from Alex Puddu's Afro Soul Prophecy! The tune's got a tightly-fused blend of bass and drums at the core – then has moogy keyboards wobbling quietly in the background, while some sharper ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daddy's Groove/Let Me Your Lover
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A great funky groove from Alex Puddu – a tune that's got a snapping rhythm, rising horns, and riffing wah-wah guitar – which makes the whole thing almost feel like some lost track from the Curtom Studios – circa 1973! "Let Me Be Your Lover" is nice too – a tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
International Anthem, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic track from this ultra-hip Chicago group – very spiritual in terms of the lyrics and soulful vocals, but also given a very cool crackle, thanks to some killer work on drums and percussion! Those elements get even more exposure on the flipside – which is a really great way to ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy
Some mighty fierce, almost freaky guitar starts out this rare gem from Gloria Ann Taylor – before these weirdly exotic strings come in and warm things up, then set a course for Taylor's vocals to follow! Guitar returns strongly for this nice trippy solo in the middle – and really makes ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Strange Boy/No Surprise
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tearz/Verbal Intercourse
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
The label says El Michels, but the record also features vocals from Lee Fields & The Shacks – singing in this slow-stepping harmony chorus that often gives way more strongly to the instrumentation – in a moody, late nite funk approach that's one of the finest moments in the El ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2017. New Copy
A catchy little single from the Como Mamas – just the sort that shows why they've been embraced by the funky fellows at Daptone! The vocals have this great back/forth, call/response quality – not in any overdone gospel cliche, but more in a small group soul mode that's totally great, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated June 22, 2017


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