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!

AMS (Italy), 1976. New Copy (pic cover)
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Undercover/Martes Negro (colored vinyl)
Sonorama Discos, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Two Latin groovers – both with an unusual vibe! "Undercover" begins as if it's going to be a chica tune, but then quickly gets funkier – with some great drums and this heavier vibe – which still allows some nice space for an echoey electric guitar line in the middle! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sonorama Discos, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Heavy percussion and a mighty nice accordion line – a groove that's got an earthy take on South American roots, but at a level that's maybe even fiercer than original recordings from years back! The group trades vocals back and forth nicely over the drums – while the accordion finds ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Go Bang! (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one ... 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
Tearz/Verbal Intercourse
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
The label says El Michels, but the record also features vocals from Lee Fields & The Shacks – singing in this slow-stepping harmony chorus that often gives way more strongly to the instrumentation – in a moody, late nite funk approach that's one of the finest moments in the El ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
I Can't Love You Anymore (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
A contemporary cut, but one that's got a great early 70s sweet soul vibe – as Carlton June delivers this fantastic heartbreaking lyric, while the Cold Diamond & Mink combo give him a slow funk drumbreak backup! The flipside's an instrumental – which lets you focus even more on the ... 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
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
Big Crown, Mid 60s. New Copy
Raw harmony heaven! "Get Hip To Yourself" has just a bit of riffing guitar to get things going – a slight rhythm that's quickly taken over by the vocals of the group – singing in this mode that's formatted like old street corner soul, but has much more of a 60s quality ... 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
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
Get It On/You Can Be
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Rare funk by this upper Midwest combo – two tracks never issued back in the day! "Get It On" has this very groovy vibe – funky, but round and warm too – with these vocals from the groove that feel as collaborative as their superb instrumentation! "You Can Be" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Deep soul from Old Town Records – two overlooked 60s gems from Beverly McKay! "Say It With Feeling" definitely lives up to its title – with a bumping, blasting groove from the horns and drums – which is then given this raspy power by Beverly's lead vocals! "Conscie ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
That's "Sparkels", not Sparkles – a great girl group who sound fantastic on this rare 60s single – a tune that's got this slow-stepping groove that really seems to open up the incredible vocals of the female lead singer, with almost an Exciters sort of mix of the raw and sweet! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A warm modern soul groove with plenty of charm – the kind of tune that's well put-together but never too smooth! There's a perfect sensibility to the whole thing – lightly funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and riffing guitar – all setting up the hook beautifully before the vocals come ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Peter In & Out/Let's Run Away From The World
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Two rare tracks by a combo who worked in the hinterlands of Illinois during the 70s! "Peter In Or Out" has a strange title, but a groove that's right on the money – super-sharp bass, drums, and horns coming together – with the promised organ in the middle – getting a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Updated March 23, 2018

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