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!

Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Two killers from Eddie & Ernie – a duo who hardly broke big at the time, but who've gone onto legendary fame over the years! "Man To Love A Woman" is fantastic right from the very first note – a mature deep soul burner, with instrumentation that feels like an advance Stax ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Two great deep soul rarities – back to back on a 45! "You Must Leave Her" has the Paramount Four working out a fantastic dance between lead vocal and harmony backup – in a slow-but-hard mode that's completely wonderful, and very suited to the blue-tinged lyrics! Jeanette ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
"When The Going Gets Rough" is a fantastic 60s stepper from Tutti Hill – a groove that's maybe more popcorn than Northern – snapping along nicely, while a harmonica wails somewhere in the background, and Tutti's proud vocals soar out over the top! Garrett Saunders has a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Love Like Yours/Complain To The Clouds
Kent (UK), 1973. New Copy
A great mellow groove from Lorraine Johnson – a singer you might know best from late 70s material, but who slides in here with a great burner from the earlier part of the decade! There's almost a slinky Miami soul groove to "Love Like Yours" – tight, but never too polished ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gone With The Wind Is My Love (voc, inst)
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy
A sweet female Northern groover – recorded for Dore Records in the 60s, but making its worldwide debut here on a limited 45! The tune's got a soaring soul feel that's totally great – very much like some of the best British takes on American Northern grooves – swirling strings ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
I'm Gone/Love You Baby
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Eddie Parker soars with the best sort of 60s Detroit vibe here – really stepping out strongly on "I'm Gone", thanks to rich Jack Ashford arrangements – which almost has the same vibe as the best Northern Soul groovers from Norman Whitfield! Jack helps out on the flip, too ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Double Cookin/Is It Love Baby
Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy
"Double Cookin" does just that – rolling along at a tight tempo, mixing guitar comping, strings, and a pounding Northern beat that's finished off with some great brassy horns and really sweet strings! The cut's all instrumental and all killer! "Is It Love Baby" pushes ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kent (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Art Gentry works here on a wonderful rare tracks from the early 70s Fame Studios – a slow-building number that has a fantastic vocal right from the start – of the sort that should have made Gentry a challenger to Al Green! The tune builds nicely, and really picks up energy – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TNT/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully jazzy groover – a tune that has fast horns, romping basslines, and a climbing vocal part – all wrapped together in a way that reminds us of classic work by the Deirdre Wilson Tabac! "Streetman" has all the makings of a classic jazz dancer – and "Chocol ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ham Hocks & Beans (parts 1 & 2)
Re-Joint/Ramco, 1971. New Copy (reissue)
A massive tune in the "soul recipe" mode – one that has Chuck Womack calling out the tune like he's cooking it up in the kitchen! The groove itself has a slinky, snapping drum part that's totally great – recorded in a spare and punctuated way that has a bassline wrapped ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Boogieburg, 2017. New Copy
Fast beats and lots of old-school riffing here – a cut that almost sounds like a deft remix of vintage JBs material – with nicely breaking drums at the bottom, and some tasty horn solos over the top! "Calling The Jams" is more 80s overall – keyboards, basslines, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Ember/Munster (Spain), 1966/1967. New Copy (pic cover)
A weird batch of tracks from Twiggy – the ultra-skinny late 60s model who set the tone for countless others to come! Twiggy displays a rare vocal side of her talents here – singing with a cool London female pop style – one that's perhaps a bit more subdued than some of her ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978/1981. New Copy
One of our favorite later tunes by Marcos Valle – a fantastic bit of modern soul that was created with help from Leon Ware – and which also has the same great vibe as some of Ware's best groovers from the start of the 80s, but with a Brazilian twist too! The flipside features Don Beto ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Lugnut Brand, 2017. New Copy
A funky combo from all the way over in Russia – but one who still set up the kind of hard groove to match the best of the deep funk underground on this side of the planet! "Sneaker Collector" has a fast-riffing groove right from the start – and the guitar really takes off in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
As Sementes/Dando Fora
Mr Bongo (UK), 1972/1974. New Copy
There's a great mix of funky bassline and soaring strings on "As Sementes" – which sets the scene for the raspy lead vocals that give the tune a vibe that's almost more exotic than other Brazilian material of the time, while still holding onto a funky samba soul style at the core! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Give it Back (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
Willie West is a soul singer with a long legacy of his own – but to our ears, the real stars here are Cold Diamond & Mink – whose funky backings make the tune crackle with soul right from the start! There's a great drum break, offbeat organ, and these horn blasts that make the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2016. New Copy
"Ride Wit It" just features keyboards, bass, and beats – but in just about the catchiest way possible – so that the spare tune seems to have a lot more to offer than most fully funky instrumentals! "Late Nights" follows suit in a similar vein – equally 80s, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sinal Vermelho/Verao Vermelho
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1973. New Copy
Two tracks with "vermelho" in the title – both of them mighty darn funky! Marilene serves up the heavy-hitting "Sinal Vermelho" – with this riffing guitar over some mighty nice drums – and her own voice providing a sweeter contrast to the deeper groove which ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Baby/Filhos De Zambi
Mr Bongo (UK), 1974. New Copy
One of the coolest versions of "Baby" we've ever heard – a take on that Caetano Veloso/Os Mutantes tune that turns the whole thing into a funky soul workout – complete with these amazing harmony vocals from Quinteto Ternura! The flipside features a tune from a time when the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated July 22, 2017

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