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!


Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
A pair of dub reggae-steeped numbers on this great Cold Busted split single by Poldoore & Emapea! Poldoore's "This Road" instrumental has a nice, spacey haze floating over the bassy rhythms and cool sax solo towards the end. Emapea's "Rudeboy" on the flip is a really cool ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Watchin You/To The Sky
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
No friction here – as the group's tight and right on the money – flowing wonderfully through the completely catchy groove of "Watching You"! The tune's almost got the appeal of some of the Fantasy Records work by Wayne Henderson – funky club, but with a more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cedric/Tramp (Germany), Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A fantastic track from the 60s soul years of Don Gardner – a time when he was moving around from the more familiar R&B of his roots, and really letting his groove fly! "Tighten Up Your Love" has a wicked sock-soul groove that romps out strongly right from the start – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Morning Spring/Jet
Regalia/Production Dessinee (Japan), 1975. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two fantastic tracks from Copeland Davis – an overlooked 70s talent who brought a deeply soulful quality to his grooves! "Morning Spring" has a funky club vibe right from the start, but is also topped with soaring strings and voices – which make a perfect combination next to ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Expansion (UK), 1975. New Copy
Two overlooked gems from this fantastic harmony group! "When A Little Love" has a percolated intro that's almost in Shuggie Otis territory, but then soars up a bit when the voices come in – and the whole tune hits this catchy vibe that's perfect RCA soul from the 70s! The group ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Brother (UK), 1972. New Copy (reissue)
Sublime production from Clayton Ivey makes both of these tracks completely wonderful! "Something New To Do" has a bubbling groove that's upbeat and soaring – as Bobby's rough-edged vocals get a great blend with tight fuller arrangements by George Tipton! "I May Not Be" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Philophon (Finland), 2016. New Copy
Jimi Tenor's never given us "nothingness" before – and he's certainly not about to do it here – given the heavy vibe and spiritual current of this very hip single! The record follows nicely in the same vein as Tenor's recent album-length work – a mix of his earlier funk ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
An alternate mix of this killer funky cut from Soul Surfers – one that has the massive drums presented in a way that makes them even sharper than before – really dominating the cut, while a fast-stepping guitar riffs along, and a sweet Hammond organ takes off on a mighty solo! "Jam ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Black Pearl (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A killer bit of Caribbean funk – with a bad-stepping groove that's totally great! Riffing guitars mix it up with congas in the rhythms – in a sound that's completely infectious, even before the lyrics – which then really push it over the top, thanks to some dark-tinged harmonies ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hi Baby Out/War
Black Pearl (Germany), 1979. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
There's a fantastic funky bassline on "Hi Baby Out" – a groove that's popped, but in a really offbeat way – and used to set fire to the equally-strange sing-songy lyrics of the tune! Meanwhile, lots of instruments take solos – including a sweet riffing guitar, and a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Production Dessinee (Japan), 1977. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two fantastic cuts from Cravo E Canela – a Brazilian combo who take the Brasil 66 style of Sergio Mendes, and move it into even groovier, funkier territory! "Preco De Cada Um" has this soaring blend of female vocals, funky bass, and wonderful piano and keyboard lines – moving ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Too Soon You're Old/Lady Day & John Coltrane/What's Goin On (interlude)
Sidney/Athens Of The North, Early 70s. New Copy
A great little soul jazz tune – one of the few classics ever cut by singer Penny Goodwin! "Too Soon You're Old" has a Marlena Shaw kind of approach – slowly slinking arrangements with a sparkling jazzy quality, almost in a CTI mode, with string stepping behind electric piano, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Now Again, New Copy
Killer blend of raw funk and fuzzy guitar from Johnny! – spearheaded by neo-classic funk heavy J Whitefield! Whitefield's is a key contemporary funk player to say the least – busting regional and stylistic boundaries with Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Whitefield ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Rare raw funky soul from early 70s Texas! The Soul Explosives take a loose, swaggery approach to the period funk that's pretty great – with a looseness that really feels like a Lone Star State funk pedigree, but also indicative of the group's youth – as there were just high school ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Special Night (parts 1 & 2)
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A two-part stunner from Lee Fields & The Expressions – a cut that's every bit as great as their work together on the sublime My World album – delivered in a similiar slow funk mode! The groove is like classic New Jersey soul from the early 70s – rough-edged, but sweet at the ... 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
Knife In Water
Polskie Nagrania/Cacophonic (UK), 1961. New Copy (pic cover)
A seminal moment in Polish jazz – and in the soundtrack career of Krzystof Komeda, too! The rare EP features reedman Bernt Rosengren working with Komeda's trio – laying down amazing music from the film Knife In Water – but in a live performance from the the 1961 Jazz Jamboree ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
I've Got Another/Southside Chicago
Numero, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A really moody cut from Chicago's Otis Brown – a groove that starts out slow, with a bit of conga in the mix – at a tempo that's somewhere in the speed of "Elephant Walk"! Otis Brown sings lead vocals, and gets some mellow backup from the rest of the Delights – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tito's Revenge/Aftermath
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
"Tito's Revenge" packs a rock-solid punch – a groove that begins with fast-moving congas, but also has this slower snapping bassline – peppered by these great horns that are halfway between Memphis soul and Addis Ababa! "Aftermath" is a mighty nice, too – more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Wick/Daptone, 2017. New Copy
The best yet from Brooklyn's Jay Vons – who've been cutting solid 45s for a small bunch of indie labels in the preceding past half decade or so – and really show an impressive range on this one for Daptone's Wick imprint! The upbeat "Want You Tomorrow" balances some wonderful ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated March 27, 2017


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