Essential Funk 45's

99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
This little dude needs schooling in the world of funk 45's. If it's not a real burner then forget it. Also, not looking for anything too rare either (unless it's really a monster).

I only have a few suggestions to offer. The Chris Jones "I'm the Man" that everyone has, Johnny Talbot "Pickin' Cotton" and Thomas East "Funky Music" on True Soul.

Thanks Soulstrut..
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  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

    Sounds tough. Thanks Tom!

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts

    Jerry Washington "Baby please don't leave me" on excello.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,344 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

    Great record--although I think it may also be an album cut? Have to check when I get home.

  • SoulOnIceSoulOnIce 13,028 Posts

    Jerry Washington "Let Me Get Close To You" on excello.


  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts

    Jerry Washington "Let Me Get Close To You" on excello.


    also a great one. forgot about it cause i got "baby don't leave me" first. i'd say both are essential.

  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

    Great record--although I think it may also be an album cut? Have to check when I get home.
    it is, but that was'nt part of the criteria, was it?

  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

    Great record--although I think it may also be an album cut? Have to check when I get home.
    it is, but that was'nt part of the criteria, was it?

    No, it's ok if it also appeared on the album.

  • DrWuDrWu 4,022 Posts
    Mel Brown- Son a Preacher Man on Impulse. Craig Moerer used to have a gang of these for $5.

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts

    eddie bo "hook and sling"
    myra barnes "super good"
    hank ballard "how you gonna get respect"

  • jamesjames chicago 1,863 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

  • DelayDelay 4,532 Posts

    eddie bo "hook and sling"
    absolutely essential...

    marva whitney - its my thing

  • gambitgambit 906 Posts

    eddie bo "hook and sling"
    myra barnes "super good"
    hank ballard "how you gonna get respect"
    Finally, some recognizable titles... I was beginning to feel a bit inadequate.

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs. i think these two are not though:

    James Brown "The Drunk" (Bethlehem)
    James Brown "Shhhh for a little while" (King)


  • jamesjames chicago 1,863 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs.

    I reject the idea that "essential" means "unavailable on LP."

  • LA Classic:

    The Village Callers "Hector" on Rampart

  • Mike_BellMike_Bell 5,738 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade

    Great record--although I think it may also be an album cut? Have to check when I get home.
    Your right, faux_rillz. It's on the Jealousy album.

  • Mel Brown- Swamp Fever on Impulse.


  • Ike & Tina- Bold Soul Sister

  • Louis Cachere - The Hen

    Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce, Hot Butter'n'All

    Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Squeeze

    Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn

    Bill Cosby - Hikky Burr

    Lavell Hardy - Don't Lose Your Groove


  • 99Problems99Problems 1,541 Posts
    Louis Cachere - The Hen

    Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce, Hot Butter'n'All

    Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Squeeze

    Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn

    Bill Cosby - Hikky Burr

    Lavell Hardy - Don't Lose Your Groove


    Thanks Larry.

  • bluesnagbluesnag 1,285 Posts

    ramsey lewis "do what you wanna"

    interpretations "snap out"

  • Louis Cachere - The Hen

    Lou Courtney - Hey Joyce, Hot Butter'n'All

    Chuck Carbo - Can I Be Your Squeeze

    Bill Doggett - Honky Tonk Popcorn

    Bill Cosby - Hikky Burr

    Lavell Hardy - Don't Lose Your Groove


    Thanks Larry.


    You're welcome...but wait...there's more (I'm creeping up on 6000, and feeling ZESTY...


    Hank Ballard & The Dapps - How You Gonna Get Respect

    Joe Quarterman & Free Soul - I've Got So Much Trouble On My Mind

    many Meters 45s

    Bobby Patterson - My Thing is Your Thing

    many Dyke & The Blazers 45s

    Fabulous Counts - Jan Jan, Scrambled Eggs, Pack of Lies

    Cyril Neville - Gossip




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  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,344 Posts
    Little Royal - Razor Blade



    Great record--although I think it may also be an album cut? Have to check when I get home.

    it is, but that was'nt part of the criteria, was it?



    Haha... I guess not.



    I am now officially moving to make it part of the criteria.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,344 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs.

    I reject the idea that "essential" means "unavailable on LP."

    On what basis?

    To me, "essential 45" means either unavailable on LP or available only on an LP that is such a terd that you wouldn't want to be burdened with the other ~10 tracks.

  • Bobby Byrd "Hot Pants (I'm Coming)"
    Bobby Byrd "I Know You Got Soul"
    Marva Whitney "Unwind Yourself"
    Marva Whitney "It's My Thing"
    Vicki Anderson "Message from the Soul Sisters"
    Lyn Collins "Think"
    JB's "The Grunt"
    JB's "Pass the Peas"
    Hank Ballard "From the Love Side"



  • James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs.

    I reject the idea that "essential" means "unavailable on LP."

    On what basis?

    To me, "essential 45" means either unavailable on LP or available only on an LP that is such a terd that you wouldn't want to be burdened with the other ~10 tracks.

    I'd much rather have a 45 of a great lp track. 45s sound better and louder and are lighter and take up less space. Also, lets face it, most funk lps have only 1 or 2 great tracks.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,344 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs.

    I reject the idea that "essential" means "unavailable on LP."

    On what basis?

    To me, "essential 45" means either unavailable on LP or available only on an LP that is such a terd that you wouldn't want to be burdened with the other ~10 tracks.

    I'd much rather have a 45 of a great lp track. 45s sound better and louder and are lighter and take up less space. Also, lets face it, most funk lps have only 1 or 2 great tracks.

    Okay, the sound is a pretty good counter-argument.

    Little Royal's definitely got more than one good track on it, though.

  • faux_rillzfaux_rillz 14,344 Posts
    James Brown - "I Can't Stand Myself" / "There Was A Time"

    a lot of James Brown really, although a lot of them are available on LPs.

    I reject the idea that "essential" means "unavailable on LP."

    On what basis?

    To me, "essential 45" means either unavailable on LP or available only on an LP that is such a terd that you wouldn't want to be burdened with the other ~10 tracks.

    I'd much rather have a 45 of a great lp track. 45s sound better and louder and are lighter and take up less space. Also, lets face it, most funk lps have only 1 or 2 great tracks.

    Okay, the sound is a pretty good counter-argument.

    Little Royal's definitely got more than one good track on it, though.

    I also tend to like the ballad-type cuts that a lot of funk collectors skip past on the LPs...
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