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XClassic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!


Les Structures Sonores
Disques Bam/Cacophonic (France), Mid 50s. New Copy (pic cover)
Incredible sounds from the postwar avant scene in France – a small record, but one that's had huge impact over the years! This 3 track EP features compositions based around the "structures sonores" of Jacques Lasry and Bernard Baschet – both of whom create and play these ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Rolling Stoned
Stones Throw, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Two takes on a style – both of them mighty nice! The Mild High Club are "Rolling Stoned" here in this fuzzy blend of slow drums and floating flute – all given this trippy production that's very fitting for the Stones Throw touch – with a quality that seems to shapeshift ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kack/Rocafort (Spain), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Two tasty deep soul numbers from Bobby Jones! Both cuts have that heavy west side sound that you'd expect from Syl Johnson – and "Lovin Hard" has a weird groove, strange arrangement, and an echoey production approach that gives the cut a nice nice edge! 7-inch, Vinyl record
War/Call On Me
It's Soul Time, 2016. New Copy
A hip contemporary combo from Queens – but one who get a great sort of indie soul vibe to their music! The style is less the deep funk of other recent groups, than the sort of east coast sound from the pre-disco years – as the R&R Soul Orchestra leap into a wonderful upbeat reading ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A rare mellow soul gem from the Chicago scene of the 70s – done with a warm, laidback, and easygoing groove! The first third of the tune really just features Gloria Jay riffing wordlessly over the rhythms – setting up a beautiful vibe for the positive lyrics of the tune – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Motown/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch
The vinyl debut of 14 rare gems from Motown – all cuts that were only dug up much later than the time at which they were recorded – and which made brief appearances on a variety of different CD reissues over the past decade or so – but appear here on vinyl for the first time ever! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)
A dark little soundtrack that we'd pitch right up there with The Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby – and one with a sound that's somewhere in between those two classics! The work was penned for an obscure early 70s film in the Czech new wave – and features music that's sometimes a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, 1981. New Copy (reissue)
A sweetly bubbling groover with a really wonderful hook – a tune that's tight, but never uptight – maybe in the best sort of laidback dancefloor modes we love from artists like Roy Ayers or Leroy Hutson! Tommy's vocals are different than either of those singers, though – a higher ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980. New Copy
Two killer slices of Brazilian funk! The instrumental "Miss Cheryl" is one of the trademark tunes of Banda Black Rio – a cut with these sharp, jazzy changes that are completely amazing – and which easily have BBR rivaling the sound of Earth Wind & Fire at their best! The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Stop/Doin It Our Way
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Hardly the corporate record you'd guess from the name – and instead a fantastic funk track from the 70s underground! There's a cool descending vibe to the rhythm – which contrasts nicely with the soaring vocals of the group! "Doin It Our Way" follows with an equally upbeat ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Little Taste Of Soul/Unwind Yourself
Record Kicks (Italy), 2017. New Copy
Underground soul legend Martha High takes on two classic tracks – both with hard funk backings from Osaka Monaurail! "Taste Of Soul" is – we think – a Sugarpie De Santo cut from the 60s – and even if it's not, it's got a romping groove that's right in the same ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
All I Want/La Vuelta
Afro Baile, 2017. New Copy
A warm mix of funk, reggae, and a bit of hip hop – served up in a tune that comes across with a crackling sort of freshness overall! Lyrics are a mix of sung chorus and spoken verses – and the groove has a rising/falling horn passage that really underscores the meaning of the tune! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Signals/My Crew (inst)
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
One of the coolest tracks from this sweet funky combo – a number that begins with a bit of spacey electronics, then has this drum beat that snaps into a groove – while lots more electric sounds sparkle out along the rhythms! "My Crew" is done here as an instrumental – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
This single is the first time we've ever seen a picture of the Soul Surfers – and despite their slightly goofy look, they're every bit as funky as on their other massive 45s! This number's got wicked funky drums at the start, a cool dipping bassline, and a cool intertwining of fuzzy guitar ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Al & The Kidd, 1975/1983. New Copy
Two rare tracks from underground soul legend Michael Orr – each of which are from the same stretch as his two classic albums! "Wonder Woman" has a funky bassy bottom – nicely 80s soul overall, but with a sound that's a lot less polished than most work of the time – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Let Love Enter/Come To Me
Athens Of The North (UK), 1976/1981. New Copy (reissue)
Two great tracks that remind us why the music of Michael Henderson has always been so special! "Let Love Enter" has this cool skittish rhythm at the bottom, while Henderson soars smoothly over the top with his vocals – in a blend of modes that almost puts the tune in the hipness of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
In The Corn Belt (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
Spacey post disco dancefloor genius from Arthur Russell and Dinosaur L – the slow-building stormer "In The Corn Belt" – mixed by Larry Levan! Part 1 is on the A-side and Part 2 is on the flip – and the track builds from an atmospheric layer of keys into a heavily ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy
Two funky Brazilian numbers from the lovely Celia – both of them great! "Zozoi Como E Que E" has a very fast-moving acoustic bassline that sets the whole thing on fire – while Celia's vocals soar over the top, and are tightly punctuated by a great horn section too! "Para ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2008. New Copy
A very cool remake of this cut from Sharon Jones – produced by Ticklah here with a sweetly dubby vibe! "How Long" still has plenty of soul here, but it also takes on a bit of a Kingston groove too – stepping along with a 60s rocksteady vibe that supports Sharon's vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Thank You (vocal, inst)
Stones Throw, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Tuxedo say a very vibrant "thank you" on this slinky little single – with a groove that turns out to be one of their catchiest so far – and just the kind of tune that could push them over the top! The cut's got an 80s-styled bumping bass riff at the bottom – which seems ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated January 21, 2018


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