Funky 45's — Recently Added

Classic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!


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Moscovitch (UK), 1965. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Totally great soundtrack material from the great Johnny Scott – working here in more of the jazz mode in which he began his career, but already with an ear for some of the deeper, darker sides of the spectrum! The music's maybe a bit in the mode of some of the great Kenyon Hopkins ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Daptone, 2016. New Copy
Two fantastic tracks from this ultra-hip groove! "Sirens Of Jupiter" has some harp lines over a blacksploitation groove at the start – almost hinting at a Dorothy Ashby vibe, before the excellent horn part takes over and really opens up the soul of the tune! "Apollo's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Now Again, 2016. New Copy
The best single yet from modern Afro Funk mastermind JJ Whitefield (Whitefield Brothers, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Rodinia and more) and his storming combo Johnny! "I'm Gone" has fuzzy guitar groove that gives it sound that crosses over nicely into psychedelia without compromizing ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1965. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A beautiful 4-track EP release of these early Stax Records gems from Otis Redding – issued here as a special, limited Black Friday release! All cuts are great – and the kind of soul cuts that made Otis a giant over the years! The cover art replicates a previous French version of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Past Due, 1970s/1980s. New Copy 10x7inch
A huge array of rare tracks done by Chicago soul singer Larry Dixon, from the early 70s through the mid 80s – really showing the evolution of both the indie soul sound of the time, and of the sort of artists who never fully got their time in the spotlight! Some tracks are by Dixon, others ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch
The vinyl debut of 14 rare gems from Motown – all cuts that were only dug up much later than the time at which they were recorded – and which made brief appearances on a variety of different CD reissues over the past decade or so – but appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stix (France), 2016. New Copy
Mato remakes of two great 70s soundtrack cuts – both nice and funky! "T" is from Trouble Man – and done here in a sweet style that mixes in melodica lines with a funky rhythm and tight horns – and "Enter The Dragon" gets a cool Kingston kick in the rhythms, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Eva/Take Yo' Praise
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
2 funky sample classics - back to back on one 45! "EVA" is one of the greatest tracks ever by Jean Jacques Perry – a mad mix of snapping beats, spacey moog, and these cool bell tones – sampled famously by Gang Starr, but even funkier straight up in this original mix! "Ta ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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High Jazz (Switzerland), 1983. New Copy (reissue)
The only single we've ever seen from this obscure New Orleans group – a combo who sound a fair bit different than most of the other Crescent City soul you've got in your collection! "Unit's Groove" is an offbeat clubby cut – one that's more like fast ensemble funk, but with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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High Jazz (Switzerland), Late 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Rare work from the Atlanta scene of the 70s – a sweet single that burns differently on each side! "Who Are You" is this great slow-moving deep soul cut – with a lead vocal that's incredible, and maybe a bit more modern than you'd expect – as are some of the spacey ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Melodies International (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3x7 inch
A fantastic package of rare soul from the Detroit scene of the 70s – all of the extremely rare singles by Aged In Soul, brought together in an excellent triple 45 collection! The music here has a very spare, indie sort of clubby vibe – a bit like the groove over at P&P Records, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 1979/1980. New Copy
Two overlooked gems from the great Norman Connors – back to back on a single 45! "Be There In The Morning" is an excellent song originally recorded by Aussie soul diva Renee Geyer in the mid 70s – given a nicely new spin here by Connors, and vocalist Adaritha – in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 1979. New Copy
Great work from the overlooked Ronn Matlock – a modern soul talent who only gave us a handful of records of his own! "You Got The Best Of Me" has this perfect mellow groove at the start – which opens up into Ronn's deep, rich vocals in this wonderful way – never ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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You/Space V
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
Bass is king on "You" – a tight bit of funky club that has the bassline strutting out wonderfully right at the start – setting a groove that even the weird, wild vocals of the tune can't knock out of shape! "Space V" has some sweet moogy touches that definitely live ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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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
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Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Forget the bells, because it's the guitar that rings out here – loud, proud, and plenty fuzzy – all to give a great psychedelic soul vibe to the cut while The Young Senators trade vocal lines back and forth! There's lots more guitar on part 2 – which is mostly an instrumental ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Ever-Soul, Early 70s. New Copy
Classic gospel soul from The Relatives – a wonderful tune with a really dark feel – and as righteous as any of the harder-hitting group soul of the time! There's a slow-building beginning to the track – and this darkly chromatic guitar that would be right at home at some old ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Ondioline
Cacophonic (UK), Early 60s. New Copy (pic cover)
They're not lying about the title of this one – as this rare French EP features some wonderful work on ondioline – that cool electric 60s instrument that was somewhere between an organ and a moog – and which is used here to really great effect! The sounds aren't as trippy as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A sweet bit of funky soul from Bay Area singer Gene Washington and The Ironsides! "Don't Throw Your Love Away" has an emotional resonance that sings deep – with a killer chorus that cuts even deeper thanks to some lovely female backing vocals. The flip is a cover of a great tune by ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Bumps In The Road (vocal, instrumental)
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
This bishop's no gold-cloaked, scepter-wielding, church figure – as the single's this mad bit of trippy soul – with the Smith singing in a style that's almost like Screaming Jay Hawkins – over slow-tripping funk that's very heavy on Hammond organ, and some nicely spaced-out guitar! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated December 10, 2016


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