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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I Need You/Ball Of Confusion
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
Herb Larkins adds some great vocals to "I Need You" here – kind of a sweetly-tripping vocal that moves over the top in a really heady way – while the group work some magical fuzz and funk on guitar and organ! That approach gets even better on the flipside – a righteous ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Seaweed/Kazoo Bossa
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
Seaweed never sounded so groovy to us before – a sweet, swirling blend of scatting vocals, snapping drums, and ultra-cool wah-wah guitar – all grooving together at a mighty nice clip! The cut almost feels like one of those offbeat late 60s funk cuts by a group like The Aquarians or ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Space Jogging/Oliver Robotron
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
A wicked bit of cosmic funk – a tune that's got some sweet moogy touches at the side, but a nicely romping rhythm at the core – almost as if some deep funk combo was sent out to play at a nightclub on the rings of Saturn! "Oliver Robotron" is every bit as groovy – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Goldwax/Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy (pic cover)
Rare material from one of the all-time soul music greats – Memphis deep soul giant James Carr, heard here on some rare tracks from his seminal Goldwax recordings of the late 60s! The package is wonderful – a limited edition EP that's even cooler than some of Carr's singles from back in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Fraternity, 1971. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two slices of heavy funk from this mighty German group – issued here on a super-sweet 7" single! "I Give You Everything You Want" has fast-riffing guitars that are totally great, and this romping, rumbling bassline that's much more Cali funk than you'd guess from the group's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A great female soul track, but one with a nicely vintage vibe – thanks to great handling from the El Michels empire! The tune's got this slow-stepping, gently-snapping funky sound at the core – while Lady Wray delivers these beautiful lyrics over the top, with almost a 70s sort of New ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Strange Boy/No Surprise
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Magnetic/Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Not the New Orleans soul you'd expect – and instead a tune with a nicely muted groove – these cool rattling drums at the bottom, which are topped by an equally cool echoey vocal on the top – a male lead singer with a chorus in the backdrop, but all recorded with an unassuming ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Outta Sight (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy
Two girl soul rarities – back to back on a single 45! "I Worship You Baby" is one of the best cuts ever from The Glories – an upbeat Northern Soul number that has the harmonies really moving along with the groove! The Opals are maybe even better on the flipside – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Man Without A Woman/Interplay
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy
A Detroit stormer from Michael & Raymond – working here with hip Dennis Coffey arrangements, in a soaring mode that befits the single's placement as part of the Pied Piper legacy on the Motor City scene! Their vocals are maybe a bit more rough than some of the others who got similar ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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BGP (UK), 1975. New Copy
One of the greatest Curtom singles ever – and it wasn't even on Curtom! Patti Jo sings a sublime Curtis Mayfield number here – working with production from Mayfield and arrangements by Rich Tufo – a wonderful blend of righteous funky soul and strings that's more in the Curtom ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Eva/Take Yo' Praise
BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
2 funky sample classics - back to back on one 45! "EVA" is one of the greatest tracks ever by Jean Jacques Perry – a mad mix of snapping beats, spacey moog, and these cool bell tones – sampled famously by Gang Starr, but even funkier straight up in this original mix! "Ta ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Run (Don't Walk Away) (parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
Will Sessions is as funky as ever here – and gets some great deep soul vocals from Coko – a singer with an incredibly righteous approach, one that really blows away so many of the faker retro-soul artists in recent years! The whole thing's got a really badass vibe – loping ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Secret Stash, Late 60s. New Copy
"Whatcha Gonna Do" is a real killer – a harmony soul stepper, but one with this super-hard punch on the downbeat – so that the whole thing hits with the fierceness of a funk track, even though it's got a sublime mellow feel throughout! The harmonies are really great, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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4th Chamber/Snakes
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
El Michels take it back to basics here – and serve up some wickedly funky sounds on "4th Chamber" – a cut that's got great heavy drums at the bottom, but just the kind of spooky keyboard line you might expect from its Wu-Tang title reference! "Snakes" is quite ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dunham, 2016. New Copy
The Sha La Das do it again – and give us some great harmony soul that lives up to the best group soul modes of the late 60s and early 70s! "Those Years" has a slow-stepping vibe that really lets the vocals take over – crafting melancholy lines that are really wonderful, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 10 x 7"
A really sweet collection of grooves – titled after the Afrosound combo who lead off the set, and featuring a wealth of vintage tracks from the legendary Colombian label Disco Fuentes! Like some of the best work on that imprint, the styles here are a really wonderful blend of modes – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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There's A Break In The Road/Big Bad John
SSS International/Fraternity, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great soul track from the legendary Betty Harris – one that's written by Allen Toussaint, produced by him and Marshal Sehorn, and with a funky drum in the beginning that's right off a Meters' record! Then, Betty comes in with some killer New Orleans soul vocals and rips the whole track to ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Raisin Heads, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Dstrukt remixes of two killer cuts with a great NYC house vibe – both tunes that hearken back to that moody moment in the early 90s when things were nice and lean! "House Of Love" is by Smooth Touch, and Dstrukt brings out the bass keys, and really lets them bump around nicely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Pride/Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy 5 x 7 inch (reissue)
A landmark album that is perhaps the single most influential beat source in hip hop! The record was the brainchild of bongo player Michael Viner – who also happened to be running the Pride subsidiary of MGM at the time. Viner's got a meeeeeean touch on the bongo, hitting it hard and funky ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated July 27, 2016


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