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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!

MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
A special pressing of two of the best tracks from Dave Pike's massive Noisy Silence Gentle Noise LP! "Mathar" is a very famous groove – one that begins with stretched out sitar soloing, then rolls into a firey funky groove compressed with jumping pumping bass and drums underneath ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Art Yard (UK), 1957/1978. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic tracks from Sun Ra – different vintage, but equally great! "Sky Is A Sea Of Darkness" is a mellow, spiritual quartet track – very stripped down, with a beautiful vocal that slides alongside this blue-tinged piano from Ra – surprisingly soulful, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Oiro Pena/Jooklo Sextet

Jazzpelle/LSD Mingus Post Blackout
Ultraaani (Finland), 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic tracks that together show the really great range of underground work coming out of the contemporary Finnish scene! Oiro Pena blows saxophone on the slow-building modal number "Jazzpelle" – but he also handles all the other instruments too – piano, percussion, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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

Mats Gustafsson & Joachim Nordwall

Shadows of Tomorrow/The Brain Produces Electrical Waves
Astral Spirits, 2021. New Copy (pic cover)
Wild sounds from Mats Gustafsson and Joachim Nordwall – a mix of unusual reed elements and electronics – almost always coming together with these earthy, crispy tones that are really amazing – and quite far beyond the territory of music! Mats is at his most sonic – odd ... 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
Miles Away (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Dean Parrish takes off with a very strong message on this killer cut – a tune that comes on with a critique of late 60s America in a way that's right up there with the Temptations at the time – served up with a groove and production that also fits the strong spirit of Norman Whitfield ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Luv N' Haight, Early 70s. New Copy
There's a fantastic sound at the start of the single – this nicely funky, nicely messed-up blend of bass, guitar, and funky drums – all with the vibe of Westbound Records material by The Counts! When Manuel comes into the mix, he adds a nice deep soul vocal to this monstrous groove ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings

Keep On Looking/NBL (inst with strings)
Daptone, 2008. New Copy
There's a nice raw guitar line at the start of this one – before the Dap Kings come into the mix and send the tune into funky chugging bliss – then Sharon Jones steps into the spotlight, blows us away with her vocals, and reminds us why she's always the main attraction! The flipside ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
"Ensadinado" isn't an easy title to say – but the tune is a wonderfully catchy groove from European vibist Fats Sadi – pulled from his rare Saba album of the same name! The cut's got kind of a modal soul sort of approach – with help from the core of the Clark Boland ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trad Vibe (France), 1976. New Copy (pic cover)
Two freaky funky tracks from Cortex – the legendary French group from the 70s! "Les Oiseaux Morts" is a rare vocal track from the trio – but it's also one that's filled with the kind of funky riffs and Fender Rhodes that always made their music so great – and the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Jazz Room (UK), 1964. New Copy
The title cut here is fantastic – one of the coolest tunes we've ever heard from French soundtrack maestro Michel Magne – a track that begins with a vamping modal groove, then opens into a flute solo of the sort you might be likely to hear from Yusef Lateef! The flipside features some ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Dore/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
A special set of soul from legendary LA indie label Dore Records – home to some of the finest 60s sides on the west coast! Dore had a few key groups at the time – a young Whispers, and the excellent Superbs – but also cut work by some other great artists too – all with a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ricardo Bomba

Eu Sei/Flutuando
Far Out (UK), 1978. New Copy
Two warmly wonderful numbers from Ricardo Bomba – both Brazilian jazz gems from the 70s! "Eu Sei" features really lovely female vocals in the lead – soaring in a Tania Maria-like way over the tune's loping funky bassline, guitar, and keyboard line from Bomba! "Flutando&q ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hi Records/Fat Possum, 1970s. New Copy 26 x 7 inch set
The legendary run of classic southern soul singles by Al Green for Hi Records – in a beautiful box set! It's as beautfully and respectfully put together as can be, full of beautiful represses so many essential songs on 7 inch singles – 26 classic style large hole 45s, with a 45 adapter ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Wolfgang Dauner Quintet

Sun Is Rising/Day In The Life
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
Two incredible tracks from keyboardist Wolfang Dauner – both a mad mix of funky jazz and psychedelic elements! "Sun Is Rising" has this very groovy, almost joyous sort of vibe – odd vocals mixed with a hip sitar line and some very cool percussion next to the drums! "Day ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

George Duke

My Soul/Au Right
MPS/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1971. New Copy (pic cover)
Two sublime early tracks from pianist George Duke – both from his first MPS album, never issued in the US! "My Soul" has this great rolling groove, with congas from Armando Peraza giving things a nice Latin vibe – as George plays both piano and Fender Rhodes together, for a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)
The great Mark Murphy works here with key members of the Clarke Boland Big Band – in a sweet small combo mode that makes for one of the hippest albums the singer ever recorded! "Sconsolato" is this wonderful tune written by bassist Jimmy Woode – and Mark takes the tune at a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Saba/Wallen Bink (Germany), 1966. New Copy (pic cover)
Killer 60s work from the great Baden Powell – two tunes done for the Saba/MPS label, both with a very jazzy vibe! "Sarava" moves fast and fierce – lots of percussion driving the tune at the bottom, including work from the great Milton Banana on drums – while Baden ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Gianni Dell'Orso/Gianni Oddi

Mondo Di Notte Oggi – Soul Meeting/Teenager
Four Flies (Italy), 1975. New Copy (pic cover)
Two fantastic tracks from this sweet Italian 70s soundtrack – both very worthy of being pressed on a funky 45! "Soul Meeting" has a strong piano line at the start, peppered with lots of funky congas – then given this sweet flute line that gets all jazzy and colorful, and ... 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

Le Theatre Du Chene Noir

Miss Madona EP
Souffle Continu (France), 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
Heavenly sounds from early 70s France – an EP, but one with the power of a much bigger record – thanks to uniquely-crafted work from Le Theatre Du Chene Noir! The set begins with "Le Chant Du Cirque" – a tune that has an eerie wordless vocal over a slow-building rhythm, ... 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
International Anthem/Nonesuch, 2019. New Copy
A amazing single from guitarist Jeff Parker – sounds that both resonate with his long legacy of music, but which also really represent his strong new wave of growth in recent years! The tune has this kind of blocky groove – chunks of warm sound building up into a compelling rhythm, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Preservation Project, Late 60s. New Copy
A rare slice of Philly – two unusual tracks by The Larks – a group who are different than the doo wop act of the 50s! "Another Sleepless Night" has this rolling romp of a groove – harmonies cresting over the top while piano tinkles along with the rhythms – a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ace (UK), Mid 50s. New Copy
A hard-romping single – one that presents the first takes of both of these R&B classics! Roy Brown is at his most hard-wailing on "Boogie At Midnight" – a tune that grooves along mightily in the best King Records style – heavy rhythms, raw vocals, and a great sax ... 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
Norton, 2003. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The cover looks vintage, but the cuts are contemporary – recent work from Detroit soul legend Nathaniel Mayer, including one especially nice Holiday number! "Mr Santa Claus" is one of the roughest, rawest Christmas tunes ever recorded in the 21st Century – a nice bluesy tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Rickey Calloway & His Tennessee Band

Do It On The One (Stay In The Pocket)/Ain't It A Crime
Funk Night, 2021. New Copy
Rickey Calloway is one of the few singers we can say really inhabits the spirit of James Brown and gets the sound totally right – from his razor-sharp vocal approach on the lyrics, to the equally sharp sound of his group – as Calloway always seems to work with the best! "Do It On ... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Harold Melvin

Prayin' (voc, inst)
Source, 1979. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Barbara Mason & The Futures

We Got Each Other/Make It Last
Buddah, 1975. Very Good+ (pic cover)
An excellent team-up, and not issued on any LP! "We Got Each Other" features Barbara singing with the group – in a gal-meets-group duet that's done in a smooth mellow 70s loving tone that really works well with both of them. "Make It Last" has a great groove – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Smash, Late 60s. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Atco, 1973. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
CRC, 1985. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Jermaine Jackson

Daddy's Home (mono, stereo)
Motown, 1972. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mercury, 1958. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
King, 1950s. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cotillion, 1980. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Main Ingredient

Magic Shoes/Spinning Around
RCA, 1971. Very Good+
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
RCA, 1960. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philadelphia International, 1973. Near Mint-
2 hard to find sides by this great Philly harmony group! 'It's Forever" is really one of the group's best – a slow building tune with a sad little approach – building harmonies over the theme of "forever", climbing over the top into a heavenly soul sound! "Sexy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
SOUL, 1967. Very Good+
"Here Comes The Judge" is a great rollicking bit of funky soul from Shorty – and it's got a nice groove that works extremely well with the oft-played "judge" routine! "Sing What You Wanna" is a rolling soul number – more of a Northern tune than the a-side, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chess, 1960s. Fair
One of the greatest singles on Chess! Tony Clarke was never a household name, but "The Entertainer" is his lasting contribution to soul music – a fantastic loping little soul track, with a groove that's great, and a vocal hook that you'll be humming for weeks! 7-inch, Vinyl record
SOUL, Late 60s. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Bang, 1980. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philadelphia International, 1979. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Al Hudson & The Soul Partners

Almost Ain't Good Enough (mono, stereo)
Atco, 1975. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record

Ronnie Willams

Dreamin' (mono, stereo)
Roxbury, 1974. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Roulette, 1972. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Brunswick, Late 60s. Near Mint-
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated September 22, 2021

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