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!


Brotherman (Parts 1 & 2)
Preservation Project, Early 70s. New Copy
A never-heard groove from the 70s – and one that's completely amazing too! The tune's got everything going down right on the money – drums, basslines, guitar riffs – save maybe for the saxophone line, which is nicely offbeat in a way that gives it a slightly eerie feel – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fraternity, 2018. New Copy
Massive funk from the 45 underground – two killer cuts by this excellent group! "Shakem" has these fantastic drums right from the start – moving fast but breaking hard – chased by a wicked bassline, then peppered with exotic sax lines and brewed up with a fuzzy keyboard! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy
A newly-reformed version of 70s funk legends Manzel – but one that hits with all the hard, raw power of the group on their vintage funky 45s! "High & Tight" comes on strong with this nicely overblown keyboard over the beats – setting up this freaky little groove that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fence Walk/Funky Resurgencegato
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy
A great funky remake of the Mandrill tune "Fence Walk" – done in a sharp-stepping vibe that's as strong as the original, but with some nice variations too – and maybe a bit rawer approach on the instrumentation, as well as a sweet fuzzy guitar solo too! The flipside is a Bay ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
"Love Tempo" has a mighty fast groove – these really strong congas at the start, which are warmed up with guitar riffing, then topped with fantastic harmony vocals that really let the whole thing take off! The tune's almost a mix of sweet soul vocals and late 70s underground club ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kings Underground, 2018. New Copy
"Finnish Funk" might well be the best kind of funk – especially if you dig a nicely snapping drumbreak at the start of a tune! The drums are great, then these keyboards come in to pave the way for monstrous wah-wah guitar and basslines – all working back and forth in this ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Up To You/Misery Luv
Sulu & Excelsior, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
A really fantastic little single – the kind of cut that should become a classic, if there was any justice at all in the world! "Up To You" has these romping drums throughout, balanced by a nicely dipping bassline – while sweet soul lyrics soar over the top of the song with a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
PIMP/Police In Helicopter
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gemelli (Italy), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
A limited single with two tracks by I Gres – an Italian group who were so cool, so groovy, they were virtually a genre unto themselves – able to step easily between funky numbers, jazzy groovers, and these odd, offbeat styles that are especially nice! These record wonderfully wraps ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
P&P, 1976. New Copy (reissue)
A real club stormer! Queen Yahna has a deep rich voice, in the tradition of the best Miami soul divas – and it's nicely situated in a classic club groove, augmented by congas and cowbells, with great production by Capraquarius! The vocal chorus is soulful and catchy – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy
Massive! Sylvia Striplin is one of the all time groove favorites – not just because she's been sampled to death, but also because she's got an amazingly captivating style of slinky soul. Roy Ayers, Jamez Bedford, and Sylvia put this single together – and both tracks are great, the two ... 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
Salsoul/Fraternity, 1980. New Copy
Two funky club classics from Salsoul – back to back on a sweet 7" single! "The Funk Is On" has some heavy guitar coming down right on the beat – in this way that's almost an old school break, but a bit fuller – especially when the vocals come into the mix, although ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
In The Corn Belt (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey post disco dancefloor genius from Arthur Russell and Dinosaur L – the slow-building stormer "In The Corn Belt" – mixed by Larry Levan! Part 1 is on the A-side and Part 2 is on the flip – and the track builds from an atmospheric layer of keys into a heavily ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
These Memories/Oh My Love
Soul Brother (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
A beautifully soulful track from Almeta Lattimore – an obscure Detroit singer, but a great one too! "These Memories" has a warmly mellow feel, but it still moves a bit too – with a full sense of sound and style that reminds us a lot of Gloria Scott at her best! "Oh My ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Uno Melodic/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet little rarity from Bobbi Humphrey – a rare single cut for Roy Ayers' Uno Melodic label, and a great blend of Bobbi's jazzy style with Roy's warmly sublime groove! There's a bit more vocals than flute on the track, but that's a-ok with us – and Roy produced, while Bobbi arranged! 7-inch, Vinyl record
RCA/Expansion (UK), 1982. New Copy
A massive jam from Keni Burke – easily his greatest tune ever, and the kind of track we'd hardly have imagined back when he was a little tyke in the Five Stairsteps! The track's got a thumping, stomping kind of groove that really gets going from the start – and the vocal hook is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Canto Negro/Cerbatana
Electric Cowbell, 2018. New Copy
A Spanish group, but one who draw inspiration from all over the globe – as they criss-cross Southern Hemisphere sounds from both sides of the Atlantic on "Canto Negro" – a tune that's got a nice sing/songy groove! "Cerbatana" is even deeper – a rich tune with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Music Unlimited, 1973. New Copy
The group may be named Living Funk, but "Fools Love" is a great bit of mellow sweet soul – a tune that moves at a slow pace that really lets the vocals unfold in a heartbreaking kind of way! The funk returns on the flipside – as "Silver Black Summer Day" has loads ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Scorpio Walk/Message Of Love
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy
A great little theme song for Ernie Hawks & The Soul Investigators – a groove that's got all the biting 70s funk elements you might guess from the "Scorpio" name – but at a pace that's kind of a fast-walking sort of groove! There's fuzzy bassline that chugs along in a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated February 24, 2018


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