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!


Cafeteando/Camino Infernal/Phantom Weight
Electric Cowbell, 2017. New Copy
A sweetly-burning organ line kicks this one off – folding back again and again on itself, in some minimalist wave – while the group's very lively Latin percussion builds and builds, as a trombone comes in for a great lead line – and chorus vocals make the whole thing really soar! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
NUSAU/La Kossa
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Heavy rhythms and furiously funky percussion from Jungle Fire! NUSAU starts off with nice and raw before upping the instrumentation and intensity, finding a heated, but nicely gelled ballance with the horn section. "La Kossa" once again nails the Afro-Latin percussion vibe, but has more ... 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
My Love Is True/Still Calling
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
A contemporary tune, but one that almost feels like an underground indie single from the late 60s – from the sharp funky backings to the nicely raw production! Coko's a great singer, with a sound that's a lot more individual than some of the retro-styled female vocalists on singles of this ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Maria Fumaca/Mr Funky Samba
Mr Bongo (UK), 1977. New Copy
Two fantastic funky cuts from this legendary Brazilian group! "Maria Fumaca" has fast-changing funky jazz rhythms that are completely outta sight – almost more a 70s Bay Area jazz funk groove overall, complete with great horns and keyboards! "Mr Funky Samba" is another ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Lugnut Brand, 2016. New Copy
A hard-charging blast of organ funk from the M-Tet! The group is expanded by 2 on this tight single, bringing some additional sax and congos for the biggest jams yet from the group – but still whip tight! "Sal's-U-Save" is inspired by the funk/dancefloor soul of "The Worm"- ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Double dose of Orgone in prime funky hero mode! "Bulletproof" is a tight jam with a bit of a 70s cinematic funk feel with tight horns courtesy of their friends in Ikebe Shakedown and some really cool, unpredictable changes as it rolls along – really ratcheting up the percussion ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 1976/2016. New Copy (pic cover)
A pair of boundary busting tunes steeped in tropical rhythms – one a rare Brazilian samba psych groover from 1976 – the other an Afro Latin and hip hop inspired jam from 2016! "Grilos Da Vida" by Sao Paulo's Banda Jardes is the vintage cut, kicking off with sweet organ and a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tropical Diaspora (Germany), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Nice couple of cuts by Spanish reggae, funk, soul and classic sci fi and horror soundtrack inspired combo The Transilvanians! The group's got surefire talent in laying down steady, soulful rhythms, which comes in especially handy on their cover of Laurel Aitken's "Boogie In My Bones", ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Electric Cowbell, 2011. New Copy
Psych funk meets Afrobeat from Karthala 72 – a great, unique single on the always interesting Electric Cowbell label! "Dans Le Coeur Du Feu" has a tensely percussive rhythm with a heavy, sinister bassline and these eerie, echoey bits of vocal and other errata floating over it all. ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Electric Cowbell, 2010. New Copy
Modern funky Latin Soul from Spanglish Fly! "Think" is a cover of the old school R&B staple best remembered for the killer James Brown version from the early 60s – masterfully remodeled here as a fresh live Latin Soul with vocals by Erica Ramos and a great mix of Latin ... 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
Electric Cowbell, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)
A jumpy little meeting of the minds – a criss-crossing of cumbia grooves and dubbier production – served up with lots of playful twists and turns along the way! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Nobody's got the gripsweats heare – because the sound of "Ziggy's Walk" is so sharp, so tight, all of the musicians must have had some pretty deft fingers on their instruments! The tune is slow-stepping, but comprised of some very punchy horn parts and riffing guitar – the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2015. New Copy
A nice blend of funk and mellow soul from The Ephemerals – a bit of a change of pace for the deep funk loving Colemine label! "Things" kicks off with somewhat subdued instrumentation, mostly vocals and piano, before a deeper groove settles, coming close to a stripped down soul jazz ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A killer jam from Orgone – like a lost funky gem from the immediate post disco/nascent boogie funk years! Don't worry, "Don't' Stop" is not a indie funk version of the Fleetwood Mac tune, but a tight little tune with a killer bassline, tight drums, and some great soul vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Reggie/Duck's Dirge
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
The Jive Turkeys do "The Reggie" here – a quick-stepping groove that mixes these sweet skittish drums with a bold horn section, tight guitar, and some mighty nice Hammond! The tune bumps along quickly and only gains energy towards the end – a flurry of instrumental power with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2013. New Copy
A wicked slow funk number from Fat Night – haunting, moody, and very very compelling! There's a slightly trippy feel to the track – maybe from the heavy echo used on the vocals – but the core groove of stepping guitar and drums almost takes us back to the best mellow harmony cuts ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gravity/String Theory
Electric Cowbell, 2010. New Copy (pic cover)
A really cool avant single that's unlike anything else! It's from Sierra Leone-born vocalist Sahr Ngaujah and collaborator Stuart Bogie of Antibalas – both of whom work in the Broadway production Fela! – but Sahr Ngaujah Vs Superhuman Happiness has in otherwordly approach that's more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2010. New Copy
Raw underground funk from Los Sospechos – featuring members of Budos Band & Menahan Street Band – excellent numbers created for the soundtrack to the film Postales! "Jano's Revenge" starts with and revolves around a killer bass groove with a nice & pulpy kick to it ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated January 24, 2017


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