Funky 45's — Recently Added

Classic sounds on 45rpm 7 inch singles -- Northern soul, deep soul, funk, breaks, rare groove, sample tracks, modern soul, and jazz!


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Ils – Original Soundtrack
Born Bad (France), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A sweet French soundtrack from the start of the 70s – one that's got a really great title track with a heady, bassy sort of vibe! There's a rumbling sound to "Generique Debut" that's totally great – almost in the best funky mode of Jean-Claude Vannier – with bass right ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Run (Don't Walk Away) (parts 1 & 2)
Funk Night, 2016. New Copy
Will Sessions is as funky as ever here – and gets some great deep soul vocals from Coko – a singer with an incredibly righteous approach, one that really blows away so many of the faker retro-soul artists in recent years! The whole thing's got a really badass vibe – loping ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2016. New Copy (pic cover)
Really cool electronic sounds – almost with more of a 70s sound library style than you'd guess! All numbers have a style that's spare and electronic, but also tuneful too – like warmer moments you might get from the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with these floating keyboard lines that are ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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International Anthem, 2016. New Copy
A super-slick, super-limited single – flexidisc, and with very flexi sounds from guitarist Jeff Parker to match! Parker's got this wickedly deft style on his guitar, which almost fits the vintage funk image of the backdrop – as do the nicely heavy drums – yet the whole thing is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Soul Jazz (UK), 1963/1964/1965. New Copy 5 x 7 Inches
Original ska sounds from the originators themselves – 10 incredible numbers by The Skatalites & friends - in a beautiful 5 X 7" box set from the unrivaled selectors at Soul Jazz! Some of the most soughtafter numbers of the period – with "Guns Of Navarone", "Suavit ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Finders Keepers (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
Lost alternate takes from the sessions for Jean Claude Vannier's early 70s baroque instrumental masterpiece L'Enfant Assassin Des Mouche – recorded around the time he worked similar magic on the sessions for Serge Gainsbourg's Histoire De Melody Nelson! "L'Enfant Au Royaume Des ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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A+/Hand Clapping Song
777/Funk Night, 2015. New Copy
The group's name may be a bit confusing, but the music here certainly isn't – a totally dead-on bit of funk that begins with a massive drumbreak at the start, then continues the heavy groove throughout! The tune's got rock-solid drums that keep everything in line – while a cool organ ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I Want You Back/Sister Janie
Prestige/BGP (UK), 1970/1972. New Copy (reissue)
Funky jazz gems from Prestige – back to back on a single 45! "I Want You Back" is maybe the funkiest cut ever recorded by pianist Harold Mabern – a killer instrumental remake of the Jackson 5 hit, complete with bold horns on the top in place of the vocals – which then ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Popcorn (UK), Early 60s. New Copy
"I Can't Go" is a real killer from Buddy Lucas – a tune with this very cool, sinster organ that bubbles underneath his vocals – almost sounding electronic at points, then bursting out with a sonic vibe that really sends the lyrics over the top! "Get Away" is pretty ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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I Can Be Cool/Version
Daptone, 2016. New Copy
A reworking of this classic harmony tune from the team of Bob & Gene – given extra backing on this version from The Inversions – who mix in lots of dubby, Kingston-styled sounds! The main cut has the duo sounding like a harmony team from the early rocksteady years – and the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1968. New Copy
A killer cut from The Vibrations – exactly the kind of soaring Chicago soul groove the group did so well during their Okeh Records years! All elements take off right from the start – romping rhythms, soaring harmonies, and even some tight horns that pepper the cut with a hell of a lot ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, 1965. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)
A beautiful 4-track EP release of these early Stax Records gems from Otis Redding – issued here as a special, limited Black Friday release! All cuts are great – and the kind of soul cuts that made Otis a giant over the years! The cover art replicates a previous French version of the ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Expansion (UK), 1977. New Copy (reissue)
The "pacifier" in the title might make you think of an infant – but this sweet single from Garland Green has the singer very much at the top of his game – working in a mature 70s groove that's a great match for his classic deep soul vocals! "I've Quit Running The ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Reggie/Duck's Dirge
Colemine, 2014. New Copy
The Jive Turkeys do "The Reggie" here – a quick-stepping groove that mixes these sweet skittish drums with a bold horn section, tight guitar, and some mighty nice Hammond! The tune bumps along quickly and only gains energy towards the end – a flurry of instrumental power with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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No Answer
Colemine, 2010. New Copy
A split single from a pair of the sharp neo classic funk combos on the Colemine label – the Afro funk steeped Brooklyn crew Ikebe Shakedown and midwestern raw funk revivalists The Jive Turkeys – each taking a turn on the Ikebe Shaketown cut "No Answer"! Ikebe Shakedown's ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Sundae Soul (Germany), 1975/1978. New Copy
Two rare deep soul tracks from the 70s – back to back on a single 45! "Let Me Grow Old" is Oscar Perry's reworking of a Lowell Fulson tune – done with a sweet electric guitar line that snakes through the track, almost in a Miami soul mode – topped with superb vocals ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Philophon (Finland), 2016. New Copy
Jimi Tenor's never given us "nothingness" before – and he's certainly not about to do it here – given the heavy vibe and spiritual current of this very hip single! The record follows nicely in the same vein as Tenor's recent album-length work – a mix of his earlier funk ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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It's Not The End/Soul Party
Sundae Soul (Germany), 1968. New Copy
Rare southern funk from Rocky Gil & The Bishops – two tracks from their obscure album for the Crazy Cajun label! "It's Not The End" has a soaring blend of soulful rhythms and unified horns alongside Rocky's vocals – almost with that warmly spinning sound that we love in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Stop/Brother Brown
BGP (UK), 1969/1972. New Copy
Raw soul from Camille Bob – a singer who only cut a handful of tunes, all of them great! "Stop" has these wicked vocals right up front in the mix – almost as if Camille is trying to blow the needles way into the red – rising high above the fierce funky guitar and bold ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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RCA/Athens Of The North (UK), 1976. New Copy
A stone mellow soul classic from Weldon Irvine – written by Don Blackman, and one of the best tunes from Weldon's RCA years! "I Love You" is a mellow groover that we'd rank with the best Leroy Hutson work of the time – a bubbling burner that has a great groove and a sweet ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated April 30, 2016


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