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!


Jump Up, 2017. New Copy
An exciting couple of cuts from Chicago Latin cumbia, soul, ska and all around genre-defying combo Los Vicios De Papa! "Victima" keeps a solid, soulful rhythm underneath raw, almost hip hop inspired vocals and some really great horns. "Esperanza" has some amped up ska style, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Columbia/Sundazed, 1965. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
The very rare first recordings of these tunes – mono, done in the RCA Studios – legendary in status, and called by some to be the best versions ever! "Eight Miles High" is especially nice – very moody, and slightly slower too – that great edge The Byrds were ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Never Be Another You/Lover Man
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
A fantastic cut from Lee Fields – one that begins with almost a Timmy Thomas-style drum machine beat on the intro – then adds in this weeping piano, ala Hi Records, and really blossoms when Lee's deep soul vocals come into play! The flipside features "Lover Man" – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hope Street (Australia), New Copy
A sultrier soul side of Zillanova! "The Fader" has its raw funk aspects for sure, especially on the natural, classic feel of the drums, keys and guitar and bass – but the vocals really shine on this one, with singer Joshua Tavares emoting strongly over this slow burning gem. "Th ... 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
Sounds Of Memphis/BGP (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Soaring soul from this sweet Memphis soul group – an overlooked female act who have a vibe that's similar to the Sweet Inspirations, but maybe hipper and funkier overall! "Still A Part Of Me" sounds like the best work by The Emotions on Volt Records – and the never-issued ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Funky Delicacies, Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
Funky funky work from Trouble Funk – a couple of cuts with a really hard edge that goes a lot farther than some of their later recordings for Island! "Pump Me Up" is especially wonderful – a groove that has been sampled plenty over the years, and which is a great illustration ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funky Delicacies, New Copy (reissue)
A funky 45 classic! Hard New Orleans funk, with catchy scratchy guitar that won't quit – and lots of heavy drums too! C'mon, everyone knows this one – a killer-diller! Sampled more times than we care to remember – and the record that made Eddie a big star with the kids! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Make A Change/Is It Any Wonder
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Great heavy drums kick this one off – kind of a slow break that really sets a dark mood for the tune, which Durand Jones follows up with vocals that may well be some of his most righteous to date! The flipside's a bit earthier, and has more rasp in Durand's vocals – which try for ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A slow, bluesy, deep soul take on "Don't Get Caught" – a tune originally written by the team of Isaac Hayes and David Porter – taken to some slinky, seductive territory by the female singer in the group! "Young Blood" is funkier, but still nice and laidback – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
A Northern Soul classic from Dee Dee Sharp – a tune that begins with this fantastic fast piano over the groove, already totally wonderful at the start – then Dee Dee's raw vocals come in to blow the whole thing away! "The Bottle Or Me" is a great message-oriented cut – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Omaggio A Joe D'Amato E Marcello Giombini
Cineploit (Austria), 2012. New Copy (pic cover)
A great little record that's almost worth the price of the cover art alone – especially if you dig Italian horror films as much as we do! Side one is a tribute to the film Le Notti Erotiche Dei Morti Viventi – served up with a groove that would be perfect in a 70s giallo thriller ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy
Heavy drums from J-Zone, along with riffing guitar, dipping bass, and loads of fantastic organ – fluttering notes that explode beautifully over the groove! The track's got an old school blend of funk and jazz that reminds us of Funk Inc at their best – and the flipside's got an equally ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finally Singel EP
FoF (Sweden), 2017. New Copy
A pretty weird little record from Swedish jazzman Jonas Kullhammar – as you might guess from the image! The set featuers duets with Daniel Bingert – who we know from recent work on bass, but who, along with Jonas, seems to handle drums, keyboards, guitar, and other instruments too ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
In Love/Lie To Kick It
Record Breakin, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A beautifully mellow track from DJ Platurn – both crispy in beats and warm in the keyboards – with laidback lyrics that really fit the vibe of the groove! Ishtar brings in a bit of backup next to E Da Boss' lead – and Kicker Dixon takes the tune out with a nice acoustic piano ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A fantastic track from Anubis – and a song that maybe has nothing to do with "ecology" in the usual sense of the word! The groove soars right from the start – upbeat funk, with maybe a clubby bassline, but a more righteous vibe overall too – almost spiritual in the way ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy
A track that's a lot more upbeat and groovy than you might expect from its title – sweet 80s keyboards and beats – which really set up an excellent groove for the group's vocals! The harmonies are almost old school, but the style of the groove is sweet electro funk – which really ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Red Light District/The Game Of Love
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
Here's a red light district that should be legalized – as it's got a completely legit funky vibe from Alex Puddu's Afro Soul Prophecy! The tune's got a tightly-fused blend of bass and drums at the core – then has moogy keyboards wobbling quietly in the background, while some sharper ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daddy's Groove/Let Me Your Lover
Schema (Italy), 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A great funky groove from Alex Puddu – a tune that's got a snapping rhythm, rising horns, and riffing wah-wah guitar – which makes the whole thing almost feel like some lost track from the Curtom Studios – circa 1973! "Let Me Be Your Lover" is nice too – a tune ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated June 25, 2017


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