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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!


Trick Me Treat Me/Rainmaker
Outta Sight (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)
Cobblestone kicks things off here with one of those fast-grooving soul tunes that soars right out of the gate – maybe a bit late for a Northern-styled cut, but one that has everything you could hope for – including some bold, raspy interplay between the lead vocals and the chorus! ... 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
Cashing In/Take A Stand
Soul Brother (UK), 1974. New Copy
Although less remembered than other tracks of theirs, we think "Cashing In" is one of the best tracks ever from this righteous 70s group! The cut starts with this cool hard piano, then runs into a soaring soul groove produced by Leroy Hutson and Curtis Mayfield – completely sublime ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Costanza/Hip Shot
Hip, 2013. New Copy
Not the "Costanza" you might know from Seinfeld, but a tight funky number from the excellent Georgia Soul Council! The tune's got fast drums mixed with lots of Hammond riffing and tight horns – and the whole group shouts a catchy vocal bit at a few key spots. "Hip Shot" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Third Man, 1973. New Copy (pic cover)
Early work from the Hackney brothers of Detroit – the trio who went on to protopunk fame in the groundbreaking group Death – but who here sound a lot more soul-based overall! "People Save The World" has riffing guitar over quick-stepping bass that seems to be years ahead of ... 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
Big Crown, Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover)
Somebody forgot to tell the guy in the back row about the costumes for the photo shoot – but that doesn't stop "Say It Again" from being a hell of a cooker! The tune's got a mix of southern groove and sweet soul – a bit like our favorite work by The Winstons, complete with ... 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
Jungle Fever/Tender Trap
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy
A sweet steel band cover of the funky classic "Jungle Fever" – that great groove you'll know from the famous original by Chakachas – served up here with even more of a funky drum break on the intro, and the added charm of funky steel drums! Those drums sound equally great on ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Soul Brother (UK), 1978. New Copy
A fantastic funky cut from Rita Wright – one that has a great break at the start, then slides into a seductive blend of keyboards, strings, and soul, all while keeping the break riding high at the bottom! "Love Is All You Need" is more full-on funky soul – the kind of cut you ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7" (pic cover)
A treasure trove of deep soul, Northern groovers, and funky numbers from the mighty Jean Wells – easily one of the most accomplished soul singers of her time! Jean's got a voice that knocks it right out of the park, right away – a style that burns deeply on the mellow cuts, and soars ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kay Dee, 2017. New Copy
DJ Kenny Dope puts his classic hip hop-schooled production finesse into choice instrumentals from the legendary Wild Style soundtrack! "Yawning Beat" is nothing to snooze on, starting with massive funky drums and building with a tripped out bass groove as it rolls along! Speaking of bass ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Kay Dee, 2017. New Copy
DJ Kenny Dope puts his classic hip hop-schooled production finesse into choice instrumentals from the legendary Wild Style soundtrack! His "B-Boy Beat" edit is a perfect mix of funky drums and percussion & tripped out effects. "Jungle Beat" takes the funky tribal beat path ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Grand Gallery, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A very limited 7" single by the lovely Monday Michiru – only done for the Japanese market! "You Are The Universe" is a beautifully soulful song – a cover of a tune by Siedah Garrett, but done in a way that's soaring and spiritual, and very much the kind of sound that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Blue Beat (Germany), Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A mad groover from Babe Wallace – mixing surprisingly raucous R&B with a big band-sized orchestrations, wild vocals and an incredibly hip late 60s sound! It's a wild one, but totally infectious, almost the kind of thing you might expect to hearing backing some of the hippest, mod-era soul ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Rare upbeat mid 70s soul from Bobby Lonero & Ronny Douglas! "This Time" and "Don't Let Yourself Get Carried Away" were cut for RCA in 1975, and perhaps unbeknownst the artists and label at the time, really hit this perfect intersection between rawer, funky soul circa the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Mr Bongo (UK), 1978/1981. New Copy
One of our favorite later tunes by Marcos Valle – a fantastic bit of modern soul that was created with help from Leon Ware – and which also has the same great vibe as some of Ware's best groovers from the start of the 80s, but with a Brazilian twist too! The flipside features Don Beto ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
TNT/Tramp (Germany), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A wonderfully jazzy groover – a tune that has fast horns, romping basslines, and a climbing vocal part – all wrapped together in a way that reminds us of classic work by the Deirdre Wilson Tabac! "Streetman" has all the makings of a classic jazz dancer – and "Chocol ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A righteous little cut that's every bit what you'd expect from the title – 70s funk with a nicely gritty edge, but a fuller musical vision as well – a track that's not content to just be the usual funky number, and which seems to bring in a whole range of soundtrack inspiration while it' ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Since I Was A Little Girl/Straight Talk
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
Vivian Lee's a hell of a singer, and she's right out front here – soaring above the fast funk grooves by the Hard Drivers – who are a group who definitely earn their name! The tune's a mixture of funky soul and club – and it's backed by the slower-moving "Straight Talk" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated August 20, 2017


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