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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!


Let's Get Together (vocal, inst)
Timmion (Finland), New Copy
... 7-inch, Vinyl record
S'Plat, 2018. New Copy
Raw soul with powerful vocals by Milwaukee singer Gervis Myles – and a promising debut single for the S'Plat label! "Element Of Love" and "I'm Thirsty" both put a timeless spin on a style of soul rooted in the early 60s – think Two Steps From The Blues era Bobby ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
An undeniable acid house classic with enough bouncing 909 bassline and 808 handclaps to keep you moving all night long! One of the essential mid 80s Trax releases. 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trax/Get On Down, 1986. New Copy (reissue)
A soulful classic from Chicago! "Move Your Body" is a wonderful house tune – one with a warmer groove than usual, and vocals that really drive the track in a great way alongside the relentless and infectious piano line. Mixed by Chicago legend Ron Hardy, this track needs no ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
You & Me/Put A Smile On My Face
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
The first new songs from Durand Jones & The Indications in a couple years! "You & Me" kicks off with a raw soul guitar before the sweet vocals, deft harmonies and drums kick in and it settles into a natural deep soul gem reminiscient of some of the great rare indie soul singles of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Timmion (Finland), 2018. New Copy
A massive drumbreak sets the scene for "Words Words Words", which is soon laced with this cool keyboard line – all to provide an already-great backdrop for the sweet soul harmonies of the Pratt & Moody duo! The group have a really great old school way of sounding funky and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Old Maid, 2018. New Copy
The Du-Rites come on strong with "Gamma Ray Funk" – a tune that's much more earthly than you might imagine from its space age name – thanks to heavy drums, riffing guitar, and this slower-burning organ line that's matched by a weird vocal sample in the middle! "Fish ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Vampi Soul (Spain), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch
A great collection of rare soul and funk from LA in the 60s – served up here from a variety of small labels that really represent the deeper currents of the city's overlooked scene! Eastern cities, from Chicago to New York, have been plumbed heavily for underground soul material from the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Heavenly Sweetness (France), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 6 x 7 inch box set
The Ethiopiques series just got cooler than ever – given a very hip twist here in a limited box of 7" singles – which bring the music forth at a level that feels even more vintage than before! If you're not hip, the long-running Ethiopiques collection has uncovered some of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
I Can't Love You Anymore (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
A contemporary cut, but one that's got a great early 70s sweet soul vibe – as Carlton June delivers this fantastic heartbreaking lyric, while the Cold Diamond & Mink combo give him a slow funk drumbreak backup! The flipside's an instrumental – which lets you focus even more on the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
Fantastic Latin soul from the late 60s New York scene – two tracks with superb arrangements by Hector Rivera! David Coleman's got a great voice – raspy, but strong – really soaring out on the lyrics to "Drown My Heart" while the band has all these sharp, edgey, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1980. New Copy (reissue)
A warm modern soul groove with plenty of charm – the kind of tune that's well put-together but never too smooth! There's a perfect sensibility to the whole thing – lightly funky rhythms, jazzy horns, and riffing guitar – all setting up the hook beautifully before the vocals come ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
A warm funky groove from Ice – a southern group, but one who remind us of some of the hipper Bay Area groups of the Fantasy Records scene! "Reality" has this bassline that kind of chomps down on the groove – completely compelling as it's laced with this sharp riffing guitar, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Peter In & Out/Let's Run Away From The World
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
Two rare tracks by a combo who worked in the hinterlands of Illinois during the 70s! "Peter In Or Out" has a strange title, but a groove that's right on the money – super-sharp bass, drums, and horns coming together – with the promised organ in the middle – getting a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tell Me That You Love Me (vocal, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
One of those singles that lets you know that they DO still make 'em like they used to – at least if you're talking about the kind of moody harmony soul singles that we love so much from the start of the 70s – from the slightly fragile vocals right down to the slow funk of the drums! ... 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
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
Modern Harmonic, 1958/1984. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two rare slices of Sun Ra – one of them originally unissued! "Saturn" is a late 50s charmer from the Chicago scene – a tune that bears the same name as Ra's legendary label, and which features fantastic baritone work from Charles Davis and Pat Patrick – on a groove that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
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
PIMP/Police In Helicopter
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A wicked set of funky steel drums – a bad-stepping number from the Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, and just the kind of hard funk cut we're always digging for on steel drum records! We hardly ever find gems this good though – as "Pimp" has these slow-snapping drums that make ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy
Two rare grooves from this legendary group! "Sittin On A Red Hot Stove" is a slow-stepping monster – very hard and funky, but moving at a pace that's much more leisurely than anyone who's getting themselves burned on a grill! The tune's got a completely badass vibe that's almost ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Shadowboxin/Iron Maiden
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy
El Michels and Wu-Tang – always a wonderful combination, as you'll hear on this fantastic funky 45! The group take on "Shadowboxin" and strip it right down to its roots – just bassline, slow-stepping drums, and a wicked bit of organ – completely different without any ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kings Underground, 2018. New Copy
"Finnish Funk" might well be the best kind of funk – especially if you dig a nicely snapping drumbreak at the start of a tune! The drums are great, then these keyboards come in to pave the way for monstrous wah-wah guitar and basslines – all working back and forth in this ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tabu/So Dey Say
Family Tree/Cree (Germany), 1972. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A great rootsy groove from Michael Boothman – with this moody flute line that really starts "Tabu" out in a wonderful way – before romping piano and percussion come in to really make things move! The track's a very different version of the Cuban standard – much more in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hi Records/Melodies International, 1979. New Copy (pic cover)
A rare late 70s groover from Hi Records – produced by Willie Mitchell, but given a much more clubby vibe than his previous work! The tune's uptempo, and has this great moogy bit at the start – before the positive, upbeat lyrics slide into the fast funk instrumentation in a mighty nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
War Room/Into The Thick
Colemine, 2018. New Copy
Funky drums and some mighty nice horns – a real killer from Black Market Brass, and maybe one of their most intense tracks to date! There's almost an Afro Funk vibe here, but the style is even more freewheeling – fast grooves and horns that are incredibly deft, but also have lots of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Sunshine (parts 1 & 2)
Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy
"Sunshine" goes through a few funky changes before really hitting the groove – then it comes on strong with frenetic drums, super-quick basslines, and blasting horns that really set the tone for the bold lyrics of the tune – all moving at a mighty nice clip, with some cool ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Logos/Como?
International Anthem, 2018. New Copy (pic cover)
Two great cuts from Dos Santos – a combo you might know from work on other labels, but who appear here on a co-release with International Anthem – and which also features that label's Nick Mazzarella handling the horn arrangements! The horns soar to the skies beautifully on "Logos& ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Peripheral Enterprises, Early 70s. New Copy
"Flower Pot" is nice and dark – even more so than the dirt that might have filled it in – with this slow fuzzy guitar riff that takes up most of the groove – which moves stark and slow all the way through! "How Long Before I'm Gone" has a quicker clip – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Luv/Night Train, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A trio of early 70s nuggets from Question Mark & The Mysterians – "Hot 'N'Groovin'" & Funky Lady" from 45 release in '73 – issued here with the previously unreleased "Doncha Want My Love"! As you might suspect from the song titles, the group is working ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2018. New Copy
Raw soul from the James Hunter Six – right up there the best of his recordings for Daptone! "I Don't Wanna Be Without You" is stripped down really nicely, letting James's sweetly gritty voice carry the vibe, as it should for an intimate song, but it's backed by the coolest vintage ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, Early 70s. New Copy
A sweet take on this tune by Bob & Gene – given a Jamaican groove on both sides, thanks to help from The Inversions! The main cut bubbles along with a bit of a rocksteady vibe next to the duo's vocals – still very much the main song at the core, but augmented with a Kingston soul ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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
Better Things/Window Shopping
Daptone, 2010. New Copy
A pair of the best tracks from the instant classic, mainstream attention seizing I Learned The Hard Way – "Better Things" and "Window Shopping on a 45 – as they should be, because these are neo jukebox classics of the highest caliber! "Better Things" is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Daptone, 2005. New Copy
The first funky outing we've ever heard from The Budos Band – but a really tasty funky set, with a raw and stripped-down feel! "Up From The South" is a chugging, churning mass of snapping drum breaks and scratchy guitar – topped by a well-crafted horn part that comes in as ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1969. New Copy (pic cover)
A fantastic little record – some of the earliest funk work we've ever heard from the legendary Japanese trumpeter Terumasa Hino – featured here on two tracks for the soundtrack of Snake Hip! First up is "On The Corner" – a tune that's got lots of heavy electric piano in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Go Bang! (parts 1 & 2)
Sleeping Bag/Get On Down, 1982. New Copy (reissue)
A spacey disco classic! "Go Bang" is a wonderful tune – with a jaunty vocal refrain that's laid over some off-kilter keyboard rhythms infused with bass. Arthur Russell produced and Francois K mixed – and this great vinyl single features the complete cut – Part 1 on one ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Hard Steppin/Prisoner
Colemine, 2009. New Copy
An Afro funk steeped workout from Brooklyn's Ikebe Shakedown – tight, hard charging and "Hard Steppin" – doing their thing with abundant classic stateside instro funk influences, too! "Hard Steppin" is a heavy, unstoppable number – the drums, percussion and ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Melodies International, Late 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two beautiful tunes from Bobby Wright, both recorded in the mid 70s with a subtle righteous power that's taken many years for the rest of the world to fully appreciate! "Blood Of An American" is a slow-moving track that mostly features the lead vocals over slow-drifting guitar – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Super Fuji Discs (Japan), 1970. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Two beautiful tracks from this early 70s Japanese soundtrack – back to back on a single 45! "Searching For Fantasy" is a trippy electric piano number from Toru Takemitsu – done with this snakey guitar line that almost feels like a sitar at times – evocatively dipping, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tamla/Third Man, Early 60s. New Copy (reissue)
Great work from one of Motown's first big male soul singers! "Let's Rock" is a romping number – almost R&B, and with a rough-edged production tip that definitely keeps its edge – and "Do The Very Best You Can" is a great blue soul number – slow-moving, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Walls That Separate Our Love/This Man's Arms
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
Two deep soul cuts from this seminal Atlanta talents! "Walls That Separate Our Love" is a slow-burner from John Edwards – a tune that's sweetened with strings at the start, but which soon has Edwards reminding us that he's a hell of a vocalist in the best southern soul mode! " ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Delmore, 1970. New Copy (pic cover)
Never before released country soul covers of classic Motown tunes by the great Gary Stewart! Cheekily-titled Mowtown, these 2 tunes were recorded as demos at the dawn of the 70s, sort as bait for country artists to cover songs from the Motown catalog, but it's hard to imagine more heart-filled, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, Mid 60s. New Copy
Raw harmony heaven! "Get Hip To Yourself" has just a bit of riffing guitar to get things going – a slight rhythm that's quickly taken over by the vocals of the group – singing in this mode that's formatted like old street corner soul, but has much more of a 60s quality ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Fraternity, 2017. New Copy
A newly-reformed version of 70s funk legends Manzel – but one that hits with all the hard, raw power of the group on their vintage funky 45s! "High & Tight" comes on strong with this nicely overblown keyboard over the beats – setting up this freaky little groove that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
Deep soul from Old Town Records – two overlooked 60s gems from Beverly McKay! "Say It With Feeling" definitely lives up to its title – with a bumping, blasting groove from the horns and drums – which is then given this raspy power by Beverly's lead vocals! "Conscie ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
That's "Sparkels", not Sparkles – a great girl group who sound fantastic on this rare 60s single – a tune that's got this slow-stepping groove that really seems to open up the incredible vocals of the female lead singer, with almost an Exciters sort of mix of the raw and sweet! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Tramp (Germany), Mid 70s. New Copy
A sweet bit of boogie funk from Reunion – a group who sound like they could have been a blue-eyed AOR combo with a bit more production, but who work here more as a gritty funk group overall! Rhythms are fast, horns are tight, but the vocals have a nice sense of wobble that offsets things ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1982. New Copy
A sweet sexy groover – one that almost feels like a French language version of "Pillow Talk"! Wilma Dias speaks in a very sultry way over the clubby grooves of "La Massagiste" – a tune which then glides along in a sweet 70s soul style when the chorus comes in – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated May 25, 2018


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