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!


Make A Change/Is It Any Wonder
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Great heavy drums kick this one off – kind of a slow break that really sets a dark mood for the tune, which Durand Jones follows up with vocals that may well be some of his most righteous to date! The flipside's a bit earthier, and has more rasp in Durand's vocals – which try for ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Transistor Sound, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)
A great cut with a real Impressions sort of vibe – fantastic harmonies that rise and fall in a completely sublime way – crackling with a hell of a lot of charm, and set to great arrangements by Johnnie Pate! The flipside is equally great – heartbreaking, but done with a deep soul ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Trunk (UK), 1979. New Copy (pic cover)
Really surprising sounds from Basil Kirchin – especially if you only know his moodier soundscapes, and some of his darker-edged soundtrack work! "Silicon Chip" is actually an upbeat, catchy bit of British electro pop – the kind of tune that would be right at home in the Human ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Idle Hands/Seeds Of Life
Soul Brother (UK), 1971. New Copy
A classic number from this great Latin Funk combo led by Eddie Palmieri! The track's one of the group's most famous – with a slow soulful sound that builds and builds, creating a very righteous sound that puts it over the top! "Seeds Of Life" is one of their best, too – a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy
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Cold Busted, 2017. New Copy
A nice little double-sided ode to classic B-Boy hip hop production from Polish producer Emapea – with dope beats, stratches, tight vocal samples and more on the classic hip hop tip, plus some nice nods to 70s funk, too! 7-inch, Vinyl record
Growing Older (orig, inst)
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
A slow funk gem with a smooth mellow finish – very classic in creation, and topped with these very righteous lyrics by E & Ishtar! The Great Revivers are at their best in the background – using lots of wah-wah guitar to carve out an almost Curtom-styled groove, complete with congas ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Funk Night, 2017. New Copy
Fantastic – a cut that really lives up to the "sunshine" in its name – with a joyous, upbeat spirit – and a jazzy funk groove that's completed by a sweet funky flute solo in the middle! There's female vocals in the lead, but mostly just riffing along with the hook ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
NUSAU/La Kossa
Colemine, 2017. New Copy
Heavy rhythms and furiously funky percussion from Jungle Fire! NUSAU starts off with nice and raw before upping the instrumentation and intensity, finding a heated, but nicely gelled ballance with the horn section. "La Kossa" once again nails the Afro-Latin percussion vibe, but has more ... 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
Melodies International (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy 3x7 inch
A fantastic package of rare soul from the Detroit scene of the 70s – all of the extremely rare singles by Aged In Soul, brought together in an excellent triple 45 collection! The music here has a very spare, indie sort of clubby vibe – a bit like the groove over at P&P Records, but ... 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
Rhino, 1979/1980. New Copy
The first single in Rhino's Meet Your Maker series – pairing classic hip hop tracks with an iconic song from which it pulled a core funky sample! They couldn't have picked a finer example for the series debut, featuring Sugarhill Gang's most legendary number "Rapper's Delight" with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Nobody's got the gripsweats heare – because the sound of "Ziggy's Walk" is so sharp, so tight, all of the musicians must have had some pretty deft fingers on their instruments! The tune is slow-stepping, but comprised of some very punchy horn parts and riffing guitar – the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
"Loving Arms" is a nice slow-burner that might have been right at home on the Memphis scene many years back – a soul cut, but one that's informed by a good legacy of blues in the way the rhythms move and the guitar underscores the raspy vocals in the lead! "Money & ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Next To You/I Still Love Them All
Colemine, 2016. New Copy
Righteous funk from Gene Washington – a tune that's almost got the progressive, political vibe of some of the hippest work from the early 70s – with a raw mix of vocals and groove that would be right at home on Curtom Records! The flipside's bit more mellow – the mighty nice ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2015. New Copy
Niki Crawford takes the lead on vocals this time around – bringing a deep female soul sound to Orgone, in a mighty nice way! "Strike" has an instrumental punch that supports her vocals – tight drums and plenty of heavy horns – and the single's backed by "New ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
A sweet bit of funky soul from Bay Area singer Gene Washington and The Ironsides! "Don't Throw Your Love Away" has an emotional resonance that sings deep – with a killer chorus that cuts even deeper thanks to some lovely female backing vocals. The flip is a cover of a great tune by ... 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
Colemine, 2013. New Copy
Hard-driving, sweaty and dexterously played organ funk from The Grease Traps – a nice and heavy single on the reliable funk merchants at Colemine Records! "Street Sweeper" brings the heat from the get-go – with sweeping drums, killer bassline and most especially the organ. It' ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated February 25, 2017


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