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!


Give it Back (voc, inst)
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
Willie West is a soul singer with a long legacy of his own – but to our ears, the real stars here are Cold Diamond & Mink – whose funky backings make the tune crackle with soul right from the start! There's a great drum break, offbeat organ, and these horn blasts that make the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Let Her Go/St James Infirmary
Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
There's a nice echo and a sweet groove to "Let Her Go" – a vibe that really lives up to the "popcorn" sound promised in the label – especially when this cool snapping bongo line comes in alongside Gene's vocals! Hal Waters sends it nicely on the flipside – a ... 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
Soul Jazz (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 5 x 7 inch
Soul Jazz knocks it out of the park with this one – a cool collection that brings together five funky 45s that represent the cream of the crop of the 70s underground! These aren't overplayed classics, but the kind of sought-after nuggets that are still impossible to find in the format – ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Finders Keepers (UK), 1970. New Copy (pic cover)
A dark little soundtrack that we'd pitch right up there with The Wicker Man or Rosemary's Baby – and one with a sound that's somewhere in between those two classics! The work was penned for an obscure early 70s film in the Czech new wave – and features music that's sometimes a bit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Watchin You/To The Sky
Athens Of The North (UK), Late 70s. New Copy
No friction here – as the group's tight and right on the money – flowing wonderfully through the completely catchy groove of "Watching You"! The tune's almost got the appeal of some of the Fantasy Records work by Wayne Henderson – funky club, but with a more ... 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
Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
A really righteous little track – one that's got a message that's as might as its groove! There's a bassy bottom throughout "Let's Do It Today" – one that gives the tune a dark, moody feel at the start – the really sends things home once it gets funky – packing ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Timmion (Finland), 2017. New Copy
A hard-hitting romper from trumpeter Jukka Eskola – a tune that has the trumpeter working with the well-named Soul Trio – in a groove that feels like some lost jukebox jazz single from the 60s, with the trumpet popping nicely alongside a soaring Hammond! "Martha's New Moment" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Devil Made Me Do It/Strut Your Stuff
Number Nine (Spain), 2017. New Copy
Kind of an old school mix of funky breaks, a famous vocal sample, and rhymes from the group – used in a great way in between the "Devil made me do it" line from Flip Wilson – which is dropped in as the hook! The flipside's got a similar vibe, too – almost a 45 King ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Big Crown, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A funky snapping single from Lady Wray – one that's got a vamping guitar alongside the drums – almost in a modern update of a "Fever" sort of groove – which opens into deeper territory as the lady steps up and belts out the lyric! "Guilty" has a slower-breaking ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
People/Get On Down, 1973. New Copy (reissue)
An excellent single – and one of Lyn's best! The cut's a stellar party funk number – with a rolling clavinet groove by the JBs, very much in the same mode as "Rockin Funky Watergate", but without the guitar work. Lyn's leading the troops over the top vocally, and the band ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Strange Boy/No Surprise
Big Crown, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
One of the moodiest tracks we've heard from El Michels in a while – and one that gets a nice female vocal in the lead! The core instrumentation has all those great hallmarks of El Michels funk – a slow vibe, and lots of deep currents at the bottom – while the female singer of The ... 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
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
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
Dicen/When We Love
Peace & Rhythm, 2017. New Copy (pic cover)
A mariachi group, but one with a real difference – as these young ladies are intent on taking their music into a great new direction – one that still respects its roots, but also finds a way to thrive with the energy of a younger generation! Guitars, horns, and violins all share equal ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gkinumanze/Kizunguzungu
Afro 7 (Finland), Mid 70s. New Copy
Two rare slices of Nairobi funk – back to back on a great 45! "Gkinumanze" is a fast-moving number with horns riffing over the top of a bass-wrapped rhythm – one that's complex, but completely infectious – topped by lyrics at the start, then this very unusual guitar (?) ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Brotherman/Geronimo Pratt
Jazzaggression (Estonia), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Fantastic spiritual jazz from the west coast scene of the early 80s – two tracks that have a vibe that reminds us a lot of Oneness Of Juju on their first few records, but with maybe an even headier vibe overall! The songs were both written by Somaya Peaches Moore-Khaliq – who plays ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Chakacha/Mungwana
Afro 7 (Finland), Early 70s. New Copy
A wicked bit of Kenyan funk from the early 70s – a tune that starts with a fast-romping drum/percussion break, builds with excellent bass, the rolls into a riffing guitar groove that changes moods and flavors to meet the spirit of the rising/falling vocals from the group! "Mungwana" ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated May 23, 2017


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