Funky 45's — Recently Added

A massive array of great 7" singles -- lots of rare funk, soul, and more!


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I Jool Omo/Talking Drum
Freestyle (UK), 1967. New Copy
Two great tracks from the 1967 album by this legendary percussionist – both of them great! "I Jool Omo" has this excellent postcolonial groove – African roots in the percussion, but mixed with a bit of London Caribbean vibe too – all with some wicked funky flute and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1976. New Copy
A stone mellow soul classic from Weldon Irvine – written by Don Blackman, and one of the best tunes from Weldon's RCA years! "I Love You" is a mellow groover that we'd rank with the best Leroy Hutson work of the time – a bubbling burner that has a great groove and a sweet ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Behind Closed Doors/Turn Back
Timmion (Finland), 2014. New Copy (pic cover)
Always-great work from the team of Myron & E – really soaring out here over a massive groove provided by the Soul Investigators! The tune's got a sound that's maybe even more righteous than the duo's other work – with kind of a Curtom-like use of congas and fast drums – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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It's A Shame (parts 1 & 2)
Timmion (Finland), 2010. New Copy
It's hardly a shame, it's a stellar throwback funky soul gem – the second single from Myron E & The Soul Investigators! "It's A Shame" is one of those great singles that pulls off a late 60s/early 70s soul groove impeccably well. Myron is backed by the Soul Investigators, who ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Everyday Love/If I Gave You My Love
Timmion (Finland), 2013. New Copy
Sweet moody soul from Myron & E – one of their darkest singles ever! "If I Gave You My Love" has this wonderfully mellow stepping groove – kind of laidback, but with this beat too – and this edgey guitar that really underscores the offbeat vocals! Highs and lows ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Timmion (Finland), 2012. New Copy
One of the best singles in years from the lovely Nicole Willis – and that's saying a heck of a lot, given how much we always love her work! Both Nicole and The Soul Investigators seem to hit a new level with their work on "Tell Me" – a groove that's more mature than before, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Creepin' (parts 1 & 2)
Timmion (Finland), 2012. New Copy
No creeping here – as the tune is moving nice and fast right from the get-go – a monster funky instrumental from the always-great Soul Investigators, and recorded with just the right sound to feel like a vintage funky 45! Bass is dipping mighty quick – amidst these nice fuzzy ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Wait For Me/Just Fun
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mainstream/BGP (UK), 1972. New Copy
Genius soul from the amazing Alice Clark – one of our favorite female soul singers from the early 70s! Both tracks are pulled from Alice's rare album on the Mainstream label – and both of them have a really unique mix of jazz and soul in the backings, done at a level that expands out ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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New Day/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy
A funky Detroit groove from Billy Garner – put together by the legendary Dave Hamilton! The two-part gem is more than worth all the grooves it takes up on the single – as it's got this fantastic romping drum part that's peppered with organ – as Billy's raw vocal really sends the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Flying Dutchman/BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy
A great one from the early years of Gil Scott Heron – a tune that's got this cool, complicated jazzy rhythm – supported by a tenor part that snakes alongside Gil's tremendous vocal! The tune's a key moment from that time when Gil's singing was really beginning to take shape – and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cash/Numero, Early 70s. New Copy
A killer single from The Notations – one that has all the sublime harmonies of their Twinight work, but a slightly groovier feel overall! "That Girl" has this wicked guitar part that really gets the groove going – and the group's vocals more than step into line too, by ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Tramp (Germany), 2008. New Copy
Gritty modern funk with an impeccably dusty vibe – the first thing we've heard from Lucky Brown –and hopefully not the last! "Don't Go Away" is a tight, heavy number the wholly belongs to the killer early 70s school of funk – a modern jam that exudes all the dust and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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BGP (UK), 1971. New Copy
Two of the most famous tracks ever from Gil Scott Heron – both of them great! "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" is Gil's great gift to the 20th Century – a tune that mixes his protest poetry roots with a massively funky line – sweet flute and heavy bass – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Tramp (Germany), 2011. New Copy
Raw funk from the German scene – tight numbers by Hamburg's Diazpora group on their first ever funky 45! "Seven Up" is a trackt that was previously released privately by the group earlier, but this is an incendiary live version from '10. It's got a great brass, drums and guitar ... 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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Tramp (Germany), 2009. New Copy
Loads of fast-riffing guitar on this one – starting the tune up like a buzzsaw, and recorded with a great sort of echo – which really gives the whole track a classic funky 45 feel! And speaking of buzzsaw, there's some moogy bits that blast into the mix too – sounding almost like ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Simmons, 1970s. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Pick Up The Pieces/Work To Do
Atlantic, 1974. Near Mint-
An enduring piece of funk that managed to crossover to the mainstream, with it's hooky horn lines and nice jazzy phrasing over a tight, popping rhythm, plus a nice rendition of one of our favorite Isley's tunes on the flip. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Gold Coast, 1981. Near Mint-
A totally great mellow soul track – recorded during the late Curtom years, by a group that may or may not be the same one on Salsoul! "Yes I'm In Love" is a really heavenly little number – a tune that builds and burns with a solidly soulful feel – mature 80s soul at its ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated May 24, 2015


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