Not everything needs to finds its way to be pressed on 7″ for the first but there are definitely those that are welcomed with open arms that just make sense like the new James Mason “Funny Girl” b/w “Dreams” 45.  One of my favorite and very underrated cuts from James Mason’s Rhythm of Life LP, Funny Girl is a smooth soulful gem featuring the vocals of Clarice Taylor that when combined with Mason’s compositions fits perfectly.  I was more than happy with playing this out on LP but having the 45 now makes it even more a given that I’ll be playing it out at my gigs to either open or close the night out.