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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Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy
Marie Knight really knocks it out of the park with the long version of "That's No Way To Treat A Girl" – using these beautifully raspy vocals in the lead, while sweeter female backing singers lift her sound to the heavens – as does some great use of heavy vibes in the groove! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Black Eyed Girl/I'm Your Yes Man
Wand/Outta Sight (UK), 1965/1966. New Copy
Two Wand Records stormers from the 60s – both of them wonderful! "Black Eyed Girl" comes on strong, thanks to soaring vocals from Billy Thompson – who more than keeps up with the hard-rolling Northern Soul groove! Clarence Reid sounds much more Northern on the flipside than ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hey Girl/My Heart Cries For You
Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1975. New Copy
"Hey Girl" is a stunner right from the start – wonderful group soul harmonies, a quick-stepping groove, and this brilliant lead vocal from Porgy – who's got a crackling charm that instantly grabs us! The flipside has an equally great combination of elements – including ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy
Overlooked 70s soul charmers from The Charisma Band – a group who definitely live up to their name! "Ain't Nothing Like Your Love" has this great soaring female vocal in the lead – righteous, with almost a deep soul power, but set to an excellent groove arranged by Bert ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy
A sweet bit of 70s modern soul from Jeff Perry – a singer who's got this heavenly sound that slides right into the mix of quick-stepping grooves and strings that grace the cut! Perry's voice has a crackling charm that really humanizes the cut – while the midtempo groove moves smoothly ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Turbo/Soul Brother (UK), 1973/1976. New Copy (reissue)
A rare early single from Wood Brass & Steel – issued years before their one and only album! The track's a very righteous one – with a message that's as political as it is funky, and which really picks up off the "It's A New Day" theme of the Skullsnaps tune of the same ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Twitch/Enough For Everybody
Kent (UK), 1963/1968. New Copy
Danny White sounds great here on "The Twitch" – a mad-romping number from Sax Kari, given a sharper focus by Danny – whose raspy lyrics are punctuated by this cool high-voiced female who further livens up the tune! Betty Bibbs is on the flipside with "Enough For ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
A wonderful early groove from Alice Clark – a tune that's a bit more Northern Soul than some of her 70s work – with a soaring blend of strings and rhythm that really knocks it out of the park with her amazing voice! The Devonnes step out on the flipside with "I Couldn't Build A ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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You Only Live Twice/Hold On To My Baby
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1966. New Copy
A great cut here from Detroit soul singer Lorraine Chandler – not the theme to the James Bond film of the same name – but a new tune penned by Jack Ashford, and one that's got this very mod mix of spy theme sounds and heavy female soul! The flipside's an instrumental, arranged by Joe ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1971. New Copy
Wonderful work here from Rozetta Johnson – an overlooked talent from the southern soul scene of the early 70s – stepping out here on two great cuts penned by Sam Dees! "I've Come Too Far With You" is nice and raw – with piano lines that pound with as much intensity as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gettin To Me/I Need You
Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy
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Body Chains/Push On Jesse Jackson
Kent (UK), 1975. New Copy
A stunner from Eddie Parker – an obscure tune put together by Jack Ashford, with the kind of funky snapping rhythm that Jack did so well in the 70s – building up the groove in a way that really suits Eddie's deep soul vocals, and sends them over the top with some added chorus support! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I Want A Guarantee/Now That You're Gone
Kent (UK), 1972. New Copy
A rare one from Maxine Brown – an unissued 60s number that features her doing a wonderful job with an Ashford & Simpson tune – one recorded with a style that has all the heartbreaking quality of her vocals right out front in the mix – plus some great undercurrents on a fuzzy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Great popcorn soul from Marty Hill – a singer who might be pop in another setting, but who gets a very jaunty groove on the main cut here! "Oracle Of Love" romps along with these "rock orchestrations" that really push Hill's vocals – a fast-snapping snare at the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Nobody Wants To (voc, inst)
Soundway (UK), 2016. New Copy (reissue)
Chico Mann creates some nicely dope beats here – laidback, but still totally funky and laced with sweet keyboards – perfect for bringing out the most soulful currents in the vocals of Kendra Morris! The flipside features an instrumental – which seems to have even more sweet keys ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Brother (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
One of the coolest cuts we've ever heard from Dee Edwards – a sweet mellow stepper that has a jazzy guitar lick tripping around the bottom, while Dee sings it strong on the top, but in a nicely understated way! The flipside adds in a bit of strings, but never in a way that dampens the groove ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Warner/Love Vinyl (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy (reissue)
Two killer solo tracks from Chi-Lite Eugene Record – back to back on a single 45! "Overdose Of Joy" has this vamping groove that's really beautiful – almost Marvin Gaye sensual, as are Eugene's vocals – set to great arrangements by Tom Tom 84! "I Want To Be With ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Bell/Expansion (UK), 1971. New Copy (reissue)
Gerri Granger may go to pieces, but she sounds surprisingly upbeat on this wonderful little track – a tune that builds in almost a 70s take on earlier uptown soul modes – with a snapping snare, soaring strings, and a growing groove that really takes off with the vocals! "I Can't ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Musicor/Outta Sight (UK), 1964. New Copy
Jimmy Radcliffe has always been a special sort of soul singer – able to bring a depth of feeling to his vocals, while still keeping things cool and classy – an approach that works perfectly here on his version of this sweet Burt Bacharach tune! The cut's got a wonderful uptown soul ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Expansion (UK), 1980. New Copy
What a great track! "Say You Love Me Girl" has all the best parts of Breakwater – a cool guitar jangling on the intro, a tight jazzy finish on the Mizell-ish grooves, and sweet harmonies from the group on the vocals. The track's a weekend anthem that means an instant party the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated August 24, 2016


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