Funky 45's — Recently Added

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


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Smile/Tuck N Roll
Colemine, 2015. New Copy
"Smile" has this nicely heavy bottom – drums that almost come on with the power of a contemporary beat, which really underscores the deep soul vocals of Durand Jones – a singer with almost a Lee Fields approach to the music! "Tuck N Roll" is funky too – but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Methode Rhythme Vinyles, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)
The Soul Surfers serve up an even more massive part 2 to their "Garcia Brother" cut – complete with this cool funky sitar-styled guitar over the drums – which brings a hip exotic vibe to the instrumental, while the Hammond swirls away over the top! "Mizra" is a ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Mr Bongo (UK), Early 70s. New Copy
Two funky killers from Tito Puente! "Black Brothers" is maybe as close as Tito ever got to 70s funk – a cut that's still very Latin, but which has some deeper currents in the rhythms alongside Tito's great percussion! There's loads of freaky reed lines over the top – soaring ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu/Heaven
Mr Bongo (UK), Mid 70s. New Copy
Sweet organ and guitar do a mighty nice dance together at the start of "Kyenkyen Bi Adi" – then these wicked beats come in, all snapping and syncopated – while horns carve out this nicely exotic vibe over the top! "Heaven" is a tune that certainly lives up to its ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Planetarium/Offbeat Comet
Funk Night, 2015. New Copy (pic cover)
Heavy funk from Estonia – but a tune that could easily win over any fan around the globe! "Planetarium" has this wicked mix of moogy keyboard lines and full-on funky rhythms – a rock-solid bass and drums at the core, which then get this moog sound over the top – but in ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Saona/Siboney
Mr Bongo (UK), 1958/1964. New Copy
One of the best groovers ever from Noro Morales – a tune that gets past some of the more flowery styles of his other work, to fuse the piano to the rhythms in this mighty quick, mighty hip groove! The cut's got some nice chorus vocals in the backdrop – and it's featured here alongside ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Funk Night, 2014. New Copy
A mighty Hammond instrumental from the Mighty 388's – a tune that burns and soars right from the start, and has these massive drums that break hard all the way through – and really keep the energy going! "Man Up" is mighty funky too – even more punctuated, with more ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atco, 1968. Near Mint-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Arctic, Late 60s. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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If (parts 1 & 2)
Zodiac, Mid/Late 60s. Very Good
A great bit of sweet soul from 60s Chicago – a tune that steps slowly into the intro, with bass and organ tripping very lightly – then rolls into wonderful group vocals that harmonize along a predicated "if", and open into some almost spoken bits on the flip! Great tune, with ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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One Woman/I'm A Now Girl
Duo, Early 70s. Very Good
2 rare sides by Jo Ann Garrett – recorded after her album on Chess, with production by Andre Williams! "One Woman" is a sweet, sad ballad – pretty nice, but the real treat here is "Now Girl"! That tune's got a snapping little groove – just a touch of funk ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Curtom, 1978. Very Good
2 of Linda's best tracks ever! "Runaway Love" is a great groover – with a midtempo groove, and a fast two-step beat that has elements of disco, but stays more in a smooth soul style. Linda's vocals are totally great – and very catchy on the hook – and during the last ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Haunted House/Hey, Hey Little Girl
Hi Records, 1964. Very Good+
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Atlantic, Mid 60s. Very Good-
No description available. 7-inch, Vinyl record
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King, Early 60s. Very Good+
Early work by James – nice and soulful! "Man's Man's Man's World" is without introduction – as the song's one of James' biggest hits from the time. "Is It Yes" is equally great – and done in a similar deep soul mellow approach, a bit less over the top, but ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Outta Sight (UK), 1971. New Copy
A cool little cut from the MVP's – equal parts soul and blue-eyed pop – with a real Buddah Records sort of vibe! The tune moves slow at the start, then really picks up speed as things get going – turning things up, as promised, with this nice sort of drama in the vocals that ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Okeh/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)
Soaring Chicago soul from Major Lance – stepping out strongly here on a rare Curtis Mayfield number with a very unusual feel! The song takes quite a while to get to the hook – but the Major builds up the drama nicely as the rhythms romp out with a sweet Northern Soul beat! Speaking of ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Athens Of The North (UK), Early 70s. New Copy (reissue)
A warm little groover – almost Free Soul in nature – with fast guitar riffing along with the rhythms, peppered by jazzy horns, and a nice blue-eyed soul vocal upfront! The tune complicates the changes a bit right before the chorus, then rolls back into the sweet hook that makes it so ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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Hope Street (Australia), 2015. New Copy
A couple killer instrumentals from one of Australia's finest funky combos! "Cobaw" is massive number, and it shows a real evolution in the group's style – a kind of a 70s cinematic soul backdrop, but the drums are really heavy – as are the horns – both working really ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
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People/Get On Down, 1975. New Copy (reissue)
Both killers! "Cross The Tracks" is Maceo's standout funky classic – a back-forth chugger with an instantly infectious groove, and that top-shelf, all-pro instrumentation that you'd expect from any James Brown produced track at the time! "Boogie N Twist" on the flip is ... 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
Updated September 03, 2015


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