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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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February 2017 (18 Added)

Robert Richard Rose and Oak Street Beach, Peregrine 100
Robert Richard Rose and Oak Street Beach
1979, Peregrine 100
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's an appealing "Beach Music" 45 that Soul fans will appreciate, on a tiny Southern label. The release year is an estimate.

Kano, Emergency 4504
1980, Emergency 4504
Genre: Techno/Synth Pop
This was the Italian group's biggest U.S. hit. It's edited from a 6:30 album track.

T.G. Sheppard, WB/Curb 49690
T.G. Sheppard
1981, WB/Curb 49690
Genre: Country
This was Sheppard's biggest Pop hit and one of his many Country chart-toppers.

Sade, Epic 07904
1988, Epic 07904
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This terrific dance number was Sade's only Black/RnB chart-topper and biggest hit, putting together a unique groove that's totally mesmerizing. The label indicates this is a Remix (and edit) of the 4:01 album cut.

Ike and Tina Turner, Tangerine 1019
Ike and Tina Turner
1971, Tangerine 1019
Genre: Other Northern Soul
The A side is a cover of the Elmore James' Blues classic, remade in a Northern Soul style so different you won't recognize the song if you're familiar with it. By the way, the label says "Dust" is 2:20 long, but when I recorded it the song turned out to be less than 2 minutes! Another nerdy note is that the couple had no Tangerine albums, so this was a non-album single.

Jackey Beavers, Sound Stage 7 2649
Jackey Beavers
1969, Sound Stage 7 2649
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This rare single's A side is a fine Deep Soul number, but it's this terrific Northern Soul dancer on the flip that gets collectors excited. Check out that bass line... awesome!

Ray Charles, ABC/TRC 10865
Ray Charles
1966, ABC/TRC 10865
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This dynamite Northern Soul dancer has a rhythm section that just won't quit! Absolutely essential Ray Charles. This amazing 45 appears to be a non-album single.

Dottie West, UA 1339
Dottie West
1980, UA 1339
Genre: Country
Dottie West had been fielding Country chart hits since the early 1960s, but this 1980 single was the first time she topped the Billboard Country Singles chart... And it was worth it! What a great song... have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to see if you don't agree.

J.J. Cale, Shelter 40238
J.J. Cale
1974, Shelter 40238
Genre: Southern Rock
This is one of Cale's greatest tracks that nobody ever heard... absolutely delicious to the ear. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean.

Grace Jones, Island 99963
Grace Jones
1982, Island 99963
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
There were so many really, really great funk grooves laid down in the early 1980's! Where did they come from, and where have they gone? This one was from the amazing, rarely heard followup to Jones' hit "Pull Up To The Bumper," and really socks it to ya. It's another rare example of a woman basically telling her man to take a hike, and tough if he don't like it. :-)

Monk Higgins, St. Lawrence 1013
Monk Higgins
1966, St. Lawrence 1013
Genre: Soul Instrumentals
With a bass line that just won't quit, this single has a dynamite A side, one of only a handful that hit the Billboard charts. Liked it so much I rush-released an mp3 "snippet" so you can hear what got me so excited! :-)

Sunshine Company, Imperial 66247
Sunshine Company
1967, Imperial 66247
Genre: Sunshine Pop
This is an absolutely irresistable nugget of Sunshine Pop... if you're a fan of this style and you haven't heard it, you'll be delighted for sure! "Blue May" was the single's B side.

Edwin Starr, Motown 1276
Edwin Starr
1973, Motown 1276
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This terrific single has two great sides, including a dynamite A side dancer ("Soul On Fire") and a completely different but equally enticing B side. Neither track appeared on any contemporary Starr album... this was a non-album single.

Dave Mason, Blue Thumb 114
Dave Mason
1970, Blue Thumb 114
Genre: Power Pop
This was Dave Mason's first chart single... hard to believe it failed to crack the U.S. Top 40, it's such a classic track.

Vivian Reed, Epic 10453
Vivian Reed
1969, Epic 10453
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This single has two great sides, with a particularly strong A side (have a listen to the mp3 "snippet").

Dynamite Singletary, Dynamite 6807
Dynamite Singletary
1969, Dynamite 6807
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's a beautiful copy of this fabulous 1969 Northern Soul dancer, which features another fine track on the flip.

Mongo Santamaria, Columbia 44740
Mongo Santamaria
1969, Columbia 44740
Genre: Latin Instrumentals
Talk about exciting dance music! Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" of this little gem, and you'll understand why it's so sought-after by fans of Northern Soul and Latin music.

Videls, Musicnote 117
1963, Musicnote 117
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
Here's an awesome, uptempo Doo-Wop remake of the Robert & Johnny classic ballad. I liked it so much right off the bat that I quickly made an mp3 "snippet" for our online "jukebox"... have a listen!

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