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Jukebox "Snippet" 45s:
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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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May 2016 (26 Added)


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David and the Giants, Fame 1467
05/28/16
David and the Giants
1970, Fame 1467
Genre: Sunshine Pop
This release of one of Carter-Lewis' catchiest tunes is well worth seeking out, especially if you're a fan of Bubblegum and/or Sunshine Pop. A 2-star recommendation from us (our highest)!

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The Artistics, Brunswick 55326
05/27/16
The Artistics
1967, Brunswick 55326
Genre: Other Northern Soul
You can't do wrong with either side of this terrific single, which somehow escaped notice at Pop and Black/RnB radio when released in 1967, but I took a quick fondness to the B side ("Love Song"), which as I suspected is not available from the iTunes store or other online services. Have a listen to the mp3 snippet, and I hope it grabs you like it did me!

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The Box Tops, Bell 865
05/26/16
The Box Tops
1970, Bell 865
Genre: Power Pop
The A side is a terrific lost Wayne Carson Thompson tune (he wrote both 'The Letter' and 'Soul Deep').

Out of Stock

Taurus and Leo, Velvet Sound 367
05/26/16
Taurus and Leo
1967, Velvet Sound 367
Genre: Other Northern Soul
I don't think Taurus and Leo recorded anything else, but I'm glad they left us this rarity, which features two dynamite Northern Soul dancers... don't miss out! Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" of the A side to hear what I mean.

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Sensations, Junior 1006
05/26/16
Sensations
1963, Junior 1006
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's another "wow" moment for me... I just love the A side of this rare 1963 single — a terrific Northern Soul-style dancer!

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John Lennon, Apple 1840
05/25/16
John Lennon
1971, Apple 1840
Genre: Power Pop
This is a pristine Mint copy of the rare green-label variant of this release (most copies have a tan Apple label).

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Little Eva, Dimension 1013
05/22/16
Little Eva
1963, Dimension 1013
Genre: Girl Group
Not one of Little Eva's big hits, but definitely a worthy destination for fans of Girl Group Rock... check out the mp3 "snippet" I've posted for the A side.

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The Suburbans, Gee 1076
05/22/16
The Suburbans
1962, Gee 1076
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
Classic early 1960's uptempo doo-wop... lots of stuttering and great Mr. Bass Man antics.

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Thelma Houston, Dunhill/ABC 4260
05/21/16
Thelma Houston
1970, Dunhill/ABC 4260
Genre: Deep Soul
Great cover of the Joe Cocker-penned classic, "Change In Louise", which was on the flip side of his hit "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window".

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James Crawford, Mercury 72282
05/19/16
James Crawford
1964, Mercury 72282
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Produced by James Brown, this terrific 1964 rarity features a wonderful Northern Soul number on the A side and a rockin' RnB number on the flip. I liked the A side so much I had to quickly make an mp3 "snippet" for our jukebox... have a listen!

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James Taylor, WB 7387
05/18/16
James Taylor
1970, WB 7387
Genre: Folk
People forget how long it took James Taylor's debut WB album to get noticed. The album was out for more than a year before "Fire And Rain" became a hit, and to underline the point, "Fire And Rain" was not the first single pulled from that "Sweet Baby James" album. The first single was this rare one: "Sweet Baby James," one of the best songs on the album for sure.

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Linda and the Pretenders, Assault 1880
05/17/16
Linda and the Pretenders
1963, Assault 1880
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's an extremely rare Northern Soul single that can command eye-popping values when it's offered.

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Boyd Bennett and His Rockets, King 1494
05/17/16
Boyd Bennett and His Rockets
1955, King 1494
Genre: Rockabilly/Retro
Here's a rarely seen copy of the promotional release (with bio on label) for this classic 1955 Rockabilly number, with vocals by Big Moe.

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Ruth Brown, Atlantic 1023
05/16/16
Ruth Brown
1950, Atlantic 1023
Genre: Rockin' RnB
This is a copy of the yellow-label pressing from the 1970s, on the same catalog number. This early Ruth Brown single is credited to "Ruth Brown & Delta Rhythm Boys."

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The Kit Kats, Jamie 1326
05/14/16
The Kit Kats
1966, Jamie 1326
Genre: Sunshine Pop
Here's a beautiful copy of one of my personal favorite Sunshine Pop singles. Interestingly, the audio on this original 45 differs somewhat from the version you hear on reissues. Mainly, the lead vocal has a somewhat lower pitch, which can't be explained solely by a difference in the track's speed: The track timing differs by only 4 seconds. Go figure!

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Them, Parrot 9727
05/14/16
Them
1965, Parrot 9727
Genre: Garage/Psych
Overshadowed (in the U.S.) by its more famous A side ("Gloria") is another essential rocker that's one of the best versions of the traditional blues classic, "Baby, Please Don't Go." In the U.K., "Baby" was the hit, with "Gloria" clearly the B side. In the States, "Baby" started out as the A side, and as early as January 1965 it was being mentioned as a "regional breakout" in Billboard magazine. However, the song never generated enough airplay and sales to register on the Billboard singles chart (though it did "bubble under" as high as #102 starting in March).

Out of Stock

Pyramids, Cedwicke 13006
05/14/16
Pyramids
1964, Cedwicke 13006
Genre: Surf/Cars
If you love Surf music, don't let your library languish without this one! A followup to their hit "Penetration," it features two classic Surf Instrumentals.

Out of Stock

Link Wray and His Ray Men, Swan 4137
05/14/16
Link Wray and His Ray Men
1963, Swan 4137
Genre: Surf/Cars
One man's mystical, magical journey into the dark night of the soul with nothing but his guitar... and his drummer... and his bass player... Two great sides! Check out the mp3 "snippet" of the A side.

Out of Stock

Mar-Keys, Satellite 107
05/11/16
Mar-Keys
1961, Satellite 107
Genre: Soul Instrumentals
One of the greatest soul instrumentals of all time — two incredible sides of a new sound that would eventually be labeled "funky soul." The label Satellite, by the way, shortly changed its name to Stax ... and the rest is history!

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Jimmy Elledge, RCA 8355
05/10/16
Jimmy Elledge
1964, RCA 8355
Genre: Rockabilly/Retro
The Joe South-penned A side is a dynamite neo-Rockabilly rocker you won't want to miss!

Out of Stock

Temptations, Gordy 7105
05/09/16
Temptations
1971, Gordy 7105
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This original Mono mix is so powerful and gorgeous I simply had to cut an mp3 "snippet" for our "jukebox"... so have a listen, and feel the power of those beautiful voices and that exquisite arrangement. One of Eddie Kendricks' last stints as lead singer, this is a truly high peak in the very mountainous Temptations catalog, with Norman Whitfield proving once again that he can do "simply gorgeous" as well as "seriously funky" with these same singers.

Out of Stock

Millie Jackson, Spring 127
05/08/16
Millie Jackson
1972, Spring 127
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
One of Jackson's finest singles, Kev Roberts puts this one at #100 in his list of the 500 greatest northern soul singles.

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Jerry Fuller, Challenge 59329
05/05/16
Jerry Fuller
1966, Challenge 59329
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
Double-wow! Here's another obscure Northern Soul track in a Motown style I had to quickly make an mp3 snippet for, so I could hear it often. Don't miss it!

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Minzi Berry, Score 1004/1005
05/05/16
Minzi Berry
1965, Score 1004/1005
Genre: Other Northern Soul
One listen to the mp3 "snippet" of the A side of this rare single will explain why Northern Soul fans seek it out... the flip is dynamite, too! By the way, you won't find either of these tracks in the album-oriented iTunes library, because they were never included on an LP.

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Chip Taylor, Rainy Day 8002
05/03/16
Chip Taylor
1967, Rainy Day 8002
Genre: Sunshine Pop
Taylor is best known as a songwriter with partner Al Gorgoni ('Angel of the Morning,' 'Wild Thing,' and others), but here's one of the times he ventured performing his own tunes. I like this one so much I had to make an mp3 "snippet" to share with you. Hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Out of Stock

Beach Boys, Candix 301
05/03/16
Beach Boys
1962, Candix 301
Genre: Surf/Cars
This track was the first Beach Boys appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, though it made little impression at the time except on the West Coast. The single had a tortured early release history, with some controversy about exactly what issue was released when. Apparently, Candix 331 was the first Candix solo release, in early December 1961. This was followed by a release on X 301, also by Candix as a result of a convoluted distribution situation. Then, Candix merged with several other small west coast labels (Pacific and Era), and re-released the single as Candix 301 (to align numbers with X 301). Later, when the single became popular along the Coast, the single was released again with the phrase "Distributed by ERA" on the label. This is a copy of that release.

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