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As I add 45s to our inventory, I pick select 45s to highlight with mp3 "snippets" so you can hear the music yourself. I only record "snippets" of tunes I particularly like, ones I think have been under-played and under-appreciated, or ones that are so rare and wonderful I'll never hear them otherwise. For myself, I keep an iTunes playlist of these "snippets," and that playlist is one I listen to most often. These pages chronicle the mp3 "snippets" I've added to our online "jukebox" in reverse chronological order. You can browse the pages to see what was added and when. Click on the blue "Play" button to play the snippet, or click on a song's title to load the page. Many of these 45 records are still for sale, though just as many have been sold. I hope you enjoy perusing these pages as much as I have enjoyed putting them together!

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The Commotions, Blue Rock 4056
01/28/16
The Commotions
1968, Blue Rock 4056
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Both of these tracks are top-notch Northern Soul dancers, and they practically sound like different groups: "Someday" (the A side) has a male lead, while the Motown-style "Handy Man" (no relation to the Jimmy Jones classic) has a female lead. Check out the mp3 snippet of "Handy Man" we just added to our online "jukebox!" Don't they sound like Honey Cone? Either way, as a dance fan, you come out a winner!

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Barbara Lynn, Atlantic 2450
01/28/16
Barbara Lynn
1968, Atlantic 2450
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This classic northern soul track is so great... it builds and builds! ... definitely a 2-star recommendation (our highest). Listen to the mp3 "snippet" to see why it's such a favorite.

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The Presidents, Sussex 207
01/24/16
The Presidents
1970, Sussex 207
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
As if the A side ("5-10-15-20...") of this classic Van-McCoy-produced Philly Soul single weren't great enough... I don't think a lot of Soul fans are aware of how delicious the uptempo B side is! So... because it's also one of my personal 5-star records, into the Classic 45s jukebox it goes!

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The Demensions, Coral 62392
01/19/16
The Demensions
1964, Coral 62392
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
Now, here's one you've just gotta have if you're a fan of the early 1960s "white" Doo Wop revival sound. Have a listen to the mp3 snippet, which I had to rush to put up before ending my inventory work for the day. There's so much interesting vocal work going on, I'm sure it'll entrance even folks who don't know or yet love Doo Wop.

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Wilbert Harrison, Fury 1023
01/18/16
Wilbert Harrison
1959, Fury 1023
Genre: Rockin' RnB
Here's a beautiful copy of this classic 1959 single, which was originally recorded by Little Willie Littlefield back in 1952, when Leiber & Stoller wrote it. At that time, for some reason, it was released as "K.C. Lovin'." This signature hit for Wilbert Harrison is remarkable not only for its amazing groove, but for that killer electric guitar interlude, which is precisely the kind of sound young white guys from the U.K. and America were soon to begin emulating. Their emulations were the foundation for genres like Garage Rock, Psychedelic Rock, and Hard Rock by the likes of the Yardbirds, Cream, the Standells, and Paul Revere & the Raiders (to name a pitiful few).

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Freddy Fender, ABC-Dot 17540
01/16/16
Freddy Fender
1975, ABC-Dot 17540
Genre: Country
This song, the hit that finally gave Fender a national audience after years (his first chart single was in 1960 on Imperial!) of him working mainly in RnB and Rockabilly grooves, its arrangement, and Fender's tender, yet passionate expression of love for his "one that got away", strikes a chord in me that can literally render me speechless, I'm so moved. So finding a decent recording of this masterpiece has been an endless quest, until now. I hope you enjoy the song as much as I do! Speaking of which, I find it inexplicable that neither Dave Marsh nor the Rolling Stone folks thought this song deserved inclusion in their respective lists of top songs/45s. In my opinion, this recording is essential listening for an understanding of the wide range of Country music that influenced future generations, and its crossover success (it topped both the Country and Pop charts) points to a hit deserving the top attention. That's why I give it a 2-star recommendation (our highest).

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Roy Redmond, Loma 2071
01/14/16
Roy Redmond
1967, Loma 2071
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
Hearing this for the first time was another "Wow!" moment for me... I had to rush and make an mp3 snippet of the A side so you could hear what got me so excited. I hope you like it as much as I do!

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David Bowie, RCA 10441
01/13/16
David Bowie
1975, RCA 10441
Genre: Modern Rock
This is one of Bowie's absolutely essential singles, and you'll find that it's an edited version about half a minute shorter than the album cut.

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Billy Storm, HBR 474
01/13/16
Billy Storm
1966, HBR 474
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This tune is a new one for me, and I literally mouthed "Wow" when it started playing! I can see why it's such a popular tune in Northern Soul dance clubs!

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Grass Roots, Dunhill 4029
01/08/16
Grass Roots
1967, Dunhill 4029
Genre: Sunshine Pop
This is a beautiful copy of the Grass Roots' first hit single, which we award 2 stars — our highest recommendation. That means we think that a collection of this genre of music (in this case, "Sunshine Pop" or even "Folk Rock") is incomplete without this single... it's essential!

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Roy Orbison, Monument 851
01/08/16
Roy Orbison
1964, Monument 851
Genre: Power Pop
It's worth noting that this single is on both the Dave Marsh (#39) and Rolling Stone magazine's (#224) "top 45s" lists. An essential single for a complete collection, for sure ... and this is perhaps the nicest, reference-Mint copy I've run across yet. This copy's audio is so gorgeous I had to make an mp3 file for the "jukebox"... so have a listen! Nothing like the audio on this original 45.

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Eddie Purrell, Volt 145
01/07/16
Eddie Purrell
1967, Volt 145
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This single's A side sounds like it could have been recorded in Detroit rather than at Stax studios, but then everyone was trying to emulate the Motown sound by 1967. :-) I liked it so much right away that I recorded an mp3 snippet for our "jukebox," so have a listen!

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The Corvairs, Comet 2145
01/02/16
The Corvairs
1962, Comet 2145
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
Wow! OK, I confess: I love this kind of Doo Wop, with that hard-to-imitate bass man spilling out nonsense syllables that somehow sound great together! I fell for it so quickly I had to get a copy in our "jukebox"... so have a listen and see what you think.

Out of Stock

Johnny Reed, Major Label 100
01/02/16
Johnny Reed
1958, Major Label 100
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
I'm putting a snippet of this remarkable 1958 track into our "jukebox", so have a listen! I guarantee you won't recognize the song as Reed shifts to an uptempo dance mode from the Heartbeat's 1956 original, a gorgeous ballad. By the way, Reed was formerly a member of the Orioles.

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