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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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January 2017 (20 Added)

Collins And Collins, A&M 2233
Collins And Collins
1980, A&M 2233
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
This fantastic Philly-Soul-style dancer is impossible to find nowadays. Both sides are terrific... have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" of the A side.

Temptations, Gordy 7188
1980, Gordy 7188
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This terrific number deserved more airplay than it got, and that's not counting the dynamite B side, which is as good or — some Northern Soul fans think — better than "Lightning."

Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s, People 621
Fred Wesley & the J.B.'s
1973, People 621
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
This one should be required listening for anyone who wants to know where Funk came from, as one of the touchstones along the path.

Junior Wells, Bright Star 149
Junior Wells
1966, Bright Star 149
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This one grabbed me so hard on first listen I just had to get an mp3 "snippet" posted for you to hear... Dynamite!

Sarah Vaughan, Roulette 4413
Sarah Vaughan
1962, Roulette 4413
Genre: RnB
Here, jazz singer Vaughan shows she can do RnB with the best of 'em: The A side is a terrific cover of the Ruth Brown classic, absolutely superb with a dynamite rhythm section. Give some credit to producer Quincy Jones on one of his earliest outings!

LeAnn Rimes, Curb 76959
LeAnn Rimes
1996, Curb 76959
Genre: Country
Rimes' debut single not only landed on Dave Marsh's Top 1,001 addendum list but garnered her a Grammy for best Country song and best female Country singer.

Moody Blues, Threshold 67006
Moody Blues
1971, Threshold 67006
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
This great single is one of the few occasions when the group really rocked out big time... an essential Moody Blues track!

Satintones, Motown 1000
1960, Motown 1000
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
Here's a surprisingly lovely copy of the rare first release on the Motown label, and one of half-a-dozen or so singles by this group on that label. This promo has the background strings that were added after a first pressing of the stock release without strings. (Frankly, I think the strings are an improvement! :-) This is the sound of a group making the transition from Doo Wop to Soul — one of my favorite genres! The early Temptations made a similar transition, though with much more success than The Satintones, who never landed a U.S. chart record.

Side Effect, Elektra 47007
Side Effect
1980, Elektra 47007
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
This great, rarely seen single has a fine A side, but the real thrill of discovery waits on the flip side: Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean!

The Bee Gees, WB 28351
The Bee Gees
1987, WB 28351
Genre: Power Pop
This chart flop — the trio's first chart single after switching from long-time label RSO to Warner Bros. — is still a pretty catchy rocker! Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean.

Donovan, Hickory 1309
1965, Hickory 1309
Genre: Folk
This is simply one of the most beautiful folk songs written in the 1960's.

Erma Franklin, Shout 234
Erma Franklin
1968, Shout 234
Genre: Funky Soul
This single's A side grabbed me right away, with its amazing bass and rhythm section feeding the Funky Soul dancer. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean.

Nolan Porter, ABC 11343
Nolan Porter
1973, ABC 11343
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This amazing single ranks at #91 on Kev Roberts' list of the 500 greatest Northern Soul 45s... have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear why it's in such great demand.

Stetsasonic, Tommy Boy 918
1988, Tommy Boy 918
Genre: Rap
This terrific Rap/Hip-Hop number is edited from a 4:48 album track.

Patrice Rushen, Elektra 47427
Patrice Rushen
1982, Elektra 47427
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
This terrific dancer is an edited version of a 4:42 album track.

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps, Capitol 3530
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps
1956, Capitol 3530
Genre: Rockabilly/Retro
This is a beautiful copy of Vincent's excellent second single, which barely grazed the bottom of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.

Percy Mayfield, Tangerine 977
Percy Mayfield
1967, Tangerine 977
Genre: RnB
Don't miss this terrific RnB dancer with to-die-for horn and rhythm arrangements.

Double Exposure, Salsoul 2008
Double Exposure
1976, Salsoul 2008
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
Don't miss this terrific Philly-Style Northern Soul dancer, which is an edited version of a 6:51 album track.

Merle Haggard, Capitol 2219
Merle Haggard
1968, Capitol 2219
Genre: Country
Credited to Merle Haggard And The Strangers. Here's a beautiful copy of this essential Merle Haggard-penned tune, a marvel of songwriting that manages to tell its engrossing story in only 2 minutes, 10 seconds!

Man Parrish, Importe 12 127
Man Parrish
1983, Importe 12 127
Genre: Techno/Synth Pop
This amazing, incredibly inventive slice of Techno/Synth Pop was the singer's only chart hit. It's an edited version of a 5:36 album track.

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