Funky 45's — Recently Added

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


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Secret Stash, Late 60s. New Copy
"Whatcha Gonna Do" is a real killer – a harmony soul stepper, but one with this super-hard punch on the downbeat – so that the whole thing hits with the fierceness of a funk track, even though it's got a sublime mellow feel throughout! The harmonies are really great, ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Macumba/Baoba
Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1971. New Copy
Claudia's a lovely, light-voiced Brazilian singer – with a style that's not unlike Joyce at her early best – but she works here with a great heavy groove on "Macumba" – a tune with these deep male chorus vocals that fit very well with the tune's bassline – while ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Olhos Coloridos/Bons Tempo – Sao Paulo
Mr Bongo (UK), 1980/1982. New Copy
"Olhos Coloridos" is one of the funkiest tunes we've ever heard from Sandra De Sa – not an all-out jam, but a number that begins with fast-riffing acoustic guitar over percussion, keyboards, and a sweet bassline – all given a slight modern soul production tip, and topped with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Athens Of The North (UK), 1973/1974. New Copy
Two superb tracks from the great Jon Lucien – both gems from his early 70s years on RCA! "Would You Believe" may well be the closest that Jon ever came to cutting a groover – an upbeat tune with a great jazzy vibe over this quick-stepping bassline – all a perfect foil ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sweet Love/Reason For The Reason
Athens Of The North (UK), 1978. New Copy
Two great tracks from Samuel Jonathan Johnson – both pulled from his one and only album, and making their debut here on 7" single! "Sweet Love" is a bubbling groover with lots of righteous keyboard work from Johnson – who also sings a bit before his solo, an a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Cookin'/Cokin' & Smokin'
Athens Of The North (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Plenty of cookin goin on here – on a sweet funky number that's one of the best from this legendary Latin fun combo! "Cookin" has this fast groove with congas layered under organ lines and some nicely peppered horns – all at a pace that builds and builds as the lyrics urge it ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Maribayassa/Get Up James
Mr Bongo (UK), 1973. New Copy
A wonderfully funky number from the legendary Rail Band – a tune that has this cool, exotic horn part at the start – which then gets bumped along by this romping rhythm – almost a drum break, but more complicated overall – and topped with these excellent back/forth vocals! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Telantena Zare/Ene Negn Bay Manesh
Mr Bongo (UK), 1969/1974. New Copy
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Ethiopia's Alemayehu Eshete – a cut that begins with a snapping snare, and almost a Mod Jazz sort of vibe – which Alemayehu matches with a quick-skipping sound in his vocals – which themselves are peppered by these wonderful saxophone lines! ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Super Mulher/Podes Crer Amizade
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1974. New Copy
Two funky nuggets from 70s Brazil! "Super Mulher" has a weirdly trippy vibe, but is downright funky overall – with weird moogy lines and wah wah guitar working some magic with the vocals over a bad-stepping groove! "Podes Crer Amizade" is even funkier – with these ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Garra/Freio Aerodinamico
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971. New Copy
Two great versions of Marcos Valle tunes – both very unique! Claudia sings the funky "Garra" – which has a very similar musical blueprint to Marcos' version, but a nicely lighter vocal overall! Os Tres Morais harmonize beautifully on the jazzy "Freio Aerodinamico" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sambalanca/E Isso Ai
Mr Bongo (UK), 1971/1973. New Copy
Noelita gets a great funky bassline on "Sambalanca" – a sweet bottom groove that's almost samba soul overall – which makes for a very nice blend with her lilting vocals, and a jazzy horn and Hammond touch to the tune! Doris Monteiro is on the flip – singing a lovely ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Be Real/Trips
Eye & Eye, 1977. New Copy (reissue)
There's lots of great funky flute on "Be Real" – a sweetly trilling, skatting sound that sets the tune off nicely – before the warmly blue-eyed soul vocals come into the mix, and soar strongly with this great 70s vibe! "Trips" has a complicated guitar line wrapped ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Bongo (UK), 1970/1976. New Copy
A beautifully jazzy groove from Taiguara – a Brazilian artist who's sometimes a bit more complicated in his style, but who steps out here in a sweet 70s blend of keyboards, reeds, jazzy bass, and percussion! Maria Rossi's pretty darn funky on the flipside – working in a groove that's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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You Got Me/Gotta Find A Way
Kent/Deep Soul (UK), Late 60s. New Copy
An excellent deep soul cut from Jaibi – a singer we've never heard before, but who keeps things in this great slow-burning mode throughout – with a style that has "You Got Me" building and building in a wonderful way, as stark, slow drums and organ seem to cook up the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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It Takes Heart/If I Can't Have Your Love
Kent (UK), 1981. New Copy
A great 80s groover from Greg Perry – a tune with a sweet little hook, and some riffling guitar under the vocals – which sets up a nice modern soul sound that's a great setting for Greg's vocals! The flipside features a tune of similar vintage from Jocelyn Brown – a mellow ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kent (UK), 1966. New Copy
Two rare soul cuts from 1966 – both sung by Troy Dodds, a singer with a really great way of inflecting his vocals! "Try My Love" is a midtempo number with almost a romping, jazzy vibe – one that comes from some sweet guitar chromes and a bit of flute alongside the vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kent/Pied Piper (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy
A soaring number from the great Nancy Wilcox – served up with rock-solid backing in the best Pied Piper Detroit soul mode – which turns out to be a perfect fit for Nancy's unique tone on the tune! Wilcox has a voice that's almost got a Nancy Wilson sort of crackle – one that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stars/I Play For Keeps
Kent (UK), 1969/1970. New Copy
A great obscure track from Barbara Lewis – recorded in her overlooked years after Atlantic Records – and with a sophisticated blend of vocals and groove that almost feels like Marlena Shaw! Carla Thomas served up "I Play For Keeps" on the flipside – a tune with a nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Bongo (UK), 1968/1970. New Copy
One of the grooviest tunes ever from Tom Ze – an artist you may know best for his more offbeat work of the 70s, but who gets nice and funky here on "Jimmy Rende Se" – yet at a level that keeps all his vocal complexity intact! The flipside features Jorge Ben's classic "Tak ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Athens Of The North (UK), Early 80s. New Copy (reissue)
A totally cool cut – one of those odd, offbeat funk numbers that uses speeded up vocals – in the same manner as "Funky Worm" or "Granny's Funky Rolls Royce"! This track's got more of an early 80s groove than those – a bouncy, bassy bottom that's totally wicked ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated February 08, 2016


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