Funky 45's — Recently Added

A massive array of great 7" singles -- lots of rare funk, soul, and more!


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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
A mighty Hammond instrumental from the Mighty 388's – a tune that burns and soars right from the start, and has these massive drums that break hard all the way through – and really keep the energy going! "Man Up" is mighty funky too – even more punctuated, with more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lady Lucy/Wicked
Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
The Soul Surfers get a great female singer in the lead this time around – the brash, bold Coko – who gives "Lady Lucy" the energy of some lost Betty Davis tune – with all the raw, raspy funk that might imply! "Wicked" definitely lives up to its title – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Shed A Tear (I Touched The Clouds)/Get It Right Part 4
Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
A killer bit of slow funk from the great Rickey Calloway – done in this mellow-stepping way that's still mighty hard hitting – and topped with vocals that take us back to James Brown in his best early years! "Get It Right" comes across here in a fiercely funky part 4 – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Get It Right Part 3/I Touched The Clouds
Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
One of the hardest, heaviest cuts ever cut by the great Rickey Calloway – thanks to some super-intense backing from the Soul Surfers – who are at their best JB mode here! Guitar and horns and everything comes right down on the beat and bassline – and Rickey's vocals rival the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
A cool trippy groove builds nicely at the start of "Return Of Green Snake" – organ and bass snaking over some slinky drums – while guitar rings out a bit to encourage this great keyboard solo in the middle! "Spy Potion" continues the eerie, psych-ish feel – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
Mad fuzzy funk from this Russian combo – served up with an even better edge than previous singles! "Don't Mess" has this really sharp vibe – a fuzzy guitar providing an intro, then dropping out to this fast-stepping drum crack – which bubbles along with a sweet organ ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I'm In Love (inst parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
A rare instrumental take on a cut that Rickey Calloway cut with The Dap Kings a few years back – one that doesn't feature any vocals at all from Rickey – but has even more room for The Dap Kings to open up and groove! We're not sure why Rickey's name is on the label, but that oddness ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stay In The Groove (inst parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
Not Rickey Calloway at all – but just The Dap Kings, stepping out in an instrumental reading of the tune! The track's a stone smoker right out of the James Brown generation of the late 60s – really wicked drums at the bottom, which step out in this snapping breakdown near the end of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2012. New Copy
Massive! "La Vendetta" has a wicked soundtrack funk approach – one that really lives up to its Italian name – drums echoing in a brooding, bottom-heavy space – with lots of other instrumentation swirling around up top – never too polished, and with the kind of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2013. New Copy
Whether the label bills them as the Soul Surfers, or as the Slow Surfers, as they're going by on this 45, you know you're getting some masterful raw funk! "Bird" kicks off with some spare, but heavy organ and drums – which are both a sweet part of the pie with this mysterious ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Snapper (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Malaco/Soul Brother (UK), 1979. New Copy
Two great tracks from Natural High – one of the hippest groups to record for Malaco Records in the 70s! "I Think I'm Falling In Love With You" has these warm strings over a funky stepping groove – ala Leroy Hutson – mighty nice at the start, and then given this much ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Rise of The East/Sunny Santa Ana
Timeless Takeover, 2015. New Copy
The east rises up on this great little single – a cut that really paces itself beautifully – to let the horns flow in over these smooth snapping drums – building up a great groove, then letting loose with an excellent tenor solo! "Sunny Santa Ana" has this mellow ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Layin Low/IB Struttin (colored vinyl)
Timeless Takeover, 2013. New Copy
"Layin Low" begins with a damn great mix of funky guitar and breaking drums – already great on its own, then soon topped by these Afro Funk horns with really weird inflections – then peppered with more sweet guitar that creates a cool criss-crossing of grooves! Hammond comes ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Help Me/Chain Reaction
Columbia/Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
A great bit of uptown soul! "Help Me" is pure Van McCoy 60s all the way through – with a great little groove, harmonies gliding together over the top, and just the right mix of strings to give the song a little class. Uptempo all the way through, with a nice little dancefloor beat! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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La Valla/Nora Se Va
Truth & Soul, 2006. New Copy
Quite possibly the heaviest groove we've heard to date from Bronx River Parkway – a tune that snaps out with a stark little break on the beginning – really crackling with a heavy funk energy, but also sharing a bit of Wu-Tang like piano in the background! As the tune rolls on, the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
Lee Fields takes on a great tune by JJ Cale – and serves the whole thing up in a deep soul vibe that's a nice change from usual – almost a country soul sort of vibe, with a different late 60s mode than some of Lee's other work! The tune bubbles and brews with a heady sort of energy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2014. New Copy
A killer southern soul tune from the great Lee Fields – slow-burning, but still moving along at a nice little clip – a perfect fusion of Lee's recent funk material and his deep soul roots! "Still Gets Me Down" is nice, too – a similar sort of cut, with a real vintage ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2012. New Copy
The first taste of the Faithful Man album from Lee Fields & The Expressions – a living oracle of deep soul and at the very peak of skills in 2012 – seriously, the man and the band are completely incredible here! "You're The Kind Of Girl" gives us what we need from Lee ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Truth & Soul, 2013. New Copy
Great funky guitar kicks off this sweet gem from the Lady duo – riffing fast, then fuzzy and slow – all mixed with rolling conga lines that almost create a Curtom sort of energy to the tune, and helps the vocals really soar with a majesty that's even greater than their previous work! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated April 21, 2015


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