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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!


Suncut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A beautiful groove from Masterpiece – a group who work here with these soaring harmonies that really fit the vibe of the tune – an upbeat "Love Affair", but one that also feels like some of the best indie sweet soul of the early 70s – as organ and guitar bubble along ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Don't Waste My Time/It's What They Can't See
Suncut (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Jerry Washington doesn't waste any time with this track – as the tune's got this quick-riffing guitar that's almost "Tighten Up", but has a very different vibe once Jerry steps in with a cool spoken intro to the tune – then sings into the groove as the horns swell up! Timmy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
What A Shame/Brian Wilson
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
A great mixture of sweet soul and Jamaican groove – and a tune that almost feels like some New Jersey vocal group from the early 70s, working alongside a groove created in Studio One! The tune's got a nicely easygoing, slow-burning vibe – a quality that's increased by the warm organ ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Supermoon/The Ally
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Two funky gems from Ikebe Shakedown – both showcasing the group at their best! "Supermoon" starts out like an Afro Funk jam, but has an internal complexity that rivals classic Lalo Schifrin soundtrack work – and somewhere in the middle, there's also this weird noisy guitar ... 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
Pepite (Switzerland), 1978. New Copy (reissue)
A rare bit of Brazilian funk from the 70s – served up with this fast-riffing groove that's totally great, which is then punctuated by very soulful piano – and topped with vocals that are in that totally cool style of Brazilian production that was big at the time! In other words, ... 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
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
A sweet onomatopoeic groove from Iron Souls – a funky instrumental that really seems to have the riffing guitar making the "shibba shabba" sound of the title – while also getting nicely fuzzy and distorted, as funky drums keep a razor-sharp energy at the core! The guitar's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Numero, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Forget the bells, because it's the guitar that rings out here – loud, proud, and plenty fuzzy – all to give a great psychedelic soul vibe to the cut while The Young Senators trade vocal lines back and forth! There's lots more guitar on part 2 – which is mostly an instrumental ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Bar Shift/Brown Thang
Tramp (Germany), 2017. New Copy
A fantastic mix of deep soul and hard funk – of the sort we first heard in the early records of Lee Fields! The Eminent Stars here have a great singer on "Bar Shift" – vocalist Bruce James, who brings in a real old school southern style to the lyrics – while the group ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Boogieburg, 2017. New Copy
Fast beats and lots of old-school riffing here – a cut that almost sounds like a deft remix of vintage JBs material – with nicely breaking drums at the bottom, and some tasty horn solos over the top! "Calling The Jams" is more 80s overall – keyboards, basslines, and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Butterfly/Rules
Freestyle (UK), 2017. New Copy
Two giants of the British underground scene – working here together perfectly! "Butterfly" is a fantastic take on the Herbie Hancock tune of the same name – set to some beats that are slightly broken, and graced with these sublime soul lyrics from Omar – followed by a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Remined/Colemine, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A sweet vamping soul number from The Diplomats – a cut that's almost got a popcorn soul groove, but a harder edge overall – and some stunning vocals that feature an especially sharp-toned lead! "Don't Ever Go" is a slower tune by the group – but one that lets the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Next To You/I Still Love Them All
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Righteous funk from Gene Washington – a tune that's almost got the progressive, political vibe of some of the hippest work from the early 70s – with a raw mix of vocals and groove that would be right at home on Curtom Records! The flipside's bit more mellow – the mighty nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Nobody's pacified here – as Soul Scratch leap right into the fray with lots of energy right from the very first note – setting up a fast funk frenzy that's matched only by the righteous energy of their excellent lead singer! The cut feels like a message cut 45 from back in the day ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A killer jam from Orgone – like a lost funky gem from the immediate post disco/nascent boogie funk years! Don't worry, "Don't' Stop" is not a indie funk version of the Fleetwood Mac tune, but a tight little tune with a killer bassline, tight drums, and some great soul vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Cultures Of Soul, Mid 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Fast funky grooves from The Apostles – one of the few 70s Afro combos who could maybe go head to head with the sharpest American funk acts of the time! "Banko Woman" is a wickedly quick barrage of basslines, snapping percussion, and very cool guitar – a tune that's got a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1974. New Copy
Fantastic funky club from Zebra – a group who follow nicely in the best post-Kool & The Gang funk ensemble mode of the 70s! "Simple Song" kicks off with horn blasts and tight basslines – riffing with an undeniable funk undercurrent, and topped off by some great ensemble ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fox In A Mini Skirt/Bad Luck
Rocafort, Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
Fierce funk from this Crescent City duo! "Fox In A Mini Skirt" romps along at a wickedly sharp pace – bumping full-on with this downturning groove that's perfect for the badass lyrics over the top! "Bad Luck" just features Hank on his own – and the track has even ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Love Don't Pay The Bills/Dancing With Somebody
Austin Boogie Crew, 2017. New Copy
"Love Don't Pay" has a sweet keyboard line right at the start – almost a stepping 70s AOR groove, but more soulful too – and even more so once the great lyrics come in and start stepping back and forth with the grooves! "Dancing With Somebody" is an mellower groover ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated October 23, 2017


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