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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Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Sweet funk from Felony Theft – a tune with a really unique groove! The single start out with some nicely romping drums, but also has this weirdly watery guitar part – which bubbles over the beats while the group sing some sweet harmony lyrics! "Run For Cover" has more of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
If this is madness, lead us to the asylum – as the cut's a cool and very groovy gem from the end of the 70s – clubby, but with lots of jazzy instrumentation – and a spacey style of production that makes the whole thing pretty unique! There's some nice keyboard washes on the cut ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Magic/Talking About My Baby
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
One of the funkiest versions of "Mr Magic" ever recorded – a sweet take on the tune that has heavy Hammond coming down on the groove, while snapping drums rifle around in the background – and two singers serve up lyrics over the top! "Talking About My Baby" is an ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Flipside/Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy
A fantastic modern soul single – and both cuts are great! "Havin A Party" isn't the Sam Cooke hit from years back – but instead this great fast-moving groover – with riffing guitar that flanges back and forth alongside the catchy lyric! "Music" is maybe even ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stylart (Finland), 2016. New Copy
A great old school, late nite kind of cut – one that moves slow, but has these great drums at the bottom – punctuating the tune in a mellow groove, which provides a great counterpoint to the sweet soul lyrics! The whole thing feels like a lost Jersey soul cut from back in the day ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Prestige/Ace (UK), 1968. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Four rare tracks from the great Billy Hawks – one of the most unique artists to record for Prestige Records during their soul jazz years of the 60s! Billy's an organist, but he's also a singer, too – one who works in this great space between jazz, blues, and soul – and which fits ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
Lady Wray will definitely have you smiling by the end of this great number – or maybe even at the start, because the sound of her voice is such a great compliment to the funky drums that kick the whole thing off! The tune's got a mid-tempo stepping vibe and a classic soul sound – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Reesis/Beeturia
Austin Boogie Crew, 2014. New Copy
"Reesis" is a sweet bit of instrumental electro funk from Solar Shield – almost a small combo version of an 80s track by Zapp – but retooled for a funky 45 sort of sound! Keyboards are great – and really take off on "Beeturia" – a tune with an equally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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But If You Must Go/All That I Have
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1976. New Copy
A beautiful deep soul ballad from Eddie Parker – penned by Lorraine Chandler and Jack Ashford, and done here with this slow-tripping groove that really lets Parker open up and soar on the lyrics! The tune's wonderful – very majestic, while heartbreaking at the same time – and it's ... 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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Hope Street (Australia), 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
A bumping little Australian funky soul single on the reliable Hope Street label! "One Plus One" is a bit of a surprising, but a very sweet one, with a laidback soul, introspective lyrics and a tender vibe – perhaps bearing the influence of earlier Erykah Badu in it's emotional ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Scorpio/8th Wonder
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
The Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band take on two classics from the old school – both with their trademark mix of steel drums and funk! "Scorpio" is the classic jam from Dennis Coffey – taken in a way here that's completely different, as the drums take on the guitar parts – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Austin Boogie Crew, 2016. New Copy
A great remake of Zapp's classic "Heartbreaker" – done here by a contemporary San Francisco duo who strip the tune down to its core essence! The beats, bass, and keyboards fuse together wonderfully – with a sound that's maybe even funkier and more powerful than the original ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Peg/Dream Wave
Austin Boogie Crew, 2015. New Copy
A mighty cool take on the Steely Dan classic "Peg" – one served up in a very keyboard-heavy backing that feels a bit like the original at the start, but then sounds very different once Brian Ellis comes in to sing the lyrics – given that all the vocals are run through a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Lugnut Brand, 2016. New Copy
A hard-charging blast of organ funk from the M-Tet! The group is expanded by 2 on this tight single, bringing some additional sax and congos for the biggest jams yet from the group – but still whip tight! "Sal's-U-Save" is inspired by the funk/dancefloor soul of "The Worm"- ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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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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Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
A fantastic groover from the enigmatic Bobby Hamilton – a tune that's part funk, part jazz, and has a nice Latin current going on – particularly in the rhythm, which works with the horns and electric piano in almost a Chicano funk sort of style! The flipside is great, too – more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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After The Storm (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2016. New Copy
Deep deep soul from Willie West – working here with perfect backings from The Soul Investigators, who really show off their slow-burning talents on the cut! Willie's got a bluer tone than usual, and the group respond by carefully stepping the groove – drums that are hard, but spaced ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hi Fly Stomp/Gettin Down
Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy
Jazzy grooves from this up-and-coming combo! "Hi Fly Stomp" is hardly the heavy-footed number you might guess from the title – as the cut moves and grooves with a really fluid feel – a quick-tempo blend of tight horn riffing and snapping bass/drum rhythms! "Getting ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Dunham/Daptone, 2016. New Copy
Mighty righteous sounds from Charles Bradley – a strong message-oriented cut that's set to a slow funk groove – one that steps boldly and proudly, but never too fast – which lets Bradley really take off on his vocal lead, and build things up wonderfully towards the end! "Reve ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated September 27, 2016


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