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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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05/31/17, 1971
05/31/17
James Brown
1971, King 6359
Genre: Funky Soul
Here's a beautiful copy of this rarely seen James Brown 45, which was released in 1971 but apparently pulled after negative reaction to Brown's groundbreaking use of a fuzz guitar in the intro and heavy electric guitar presence throughout the track. Hence, this is one of a tiny few of Brown's singles that failed to chart in the U.S. when released, especially during this period when he was still red-hot on the charts. Such a striking combo long before Michael Jackson, Prince, Run-DMC and other Funk-a-teers adopted a heavy-metal-style guitar into their otherwise Funky musical mix, it demanded an mp3 "snippet" for our "jukebox" so you can heave a listen... Enjoy! The recording also features Brown chanting "How D'Ya Like Me Now!" long before Kool Moe Dee made the phrase ubiquitous in the 1980s. By the way, the song was re-recorded in an entirely different (and, to my ears, much less interesting) Funk style and became a #1 hit in early 1972. This 1971 single was a non-album release.

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$25.00

05/30/17, 1960
05/30/17
Sam Cooke
1960, RCA 7783
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's a beautiful copy of this early Sam Cooke classic... one of the nicest I've had in the store since opening in 2001! Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to recall what a great tune this is.

In Stock
$16.00

05/27/17, 1973
05/27/17
Soul Generation
1973, Ebony Sounds 181
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This terrific 1973 rarity has a B side that's definitely worth celebrating with an mp3 "snippet" in our online "jukebox"... I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! By the way, this was a non-album single.

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05/25/17, 1974
05/25/17
Queen
1974, Elektra 45268
Genre: Hard Rock/Metal
This was the group's first U.S. release, and definitely one of their best rockers. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear it.

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$14.00

05/21/17, 1969
05/21/17
The Turtles
1969, White Whale 326
Genre: Power Pop
Here's a beautiful copy of this obscure late Turtles single I'd never heard before myself. The A side is a musically ambitious Power Pop number that I'll want to hear again, but the clever, light-hearted B side rocker ultimately sold me. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" I've added to our online "jukebox"! By the way, I believe some copies of this release show the B side title as "Bachelor Mother", which clarifies the lyrics for me.

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05/21/17, 1969
05/21/17
Nazz
1969, SGC 001
Genre: Garage/Psych
Though the A side is the band's most famous song and was a hit again for Nazz's guitarist and songwriter, Todd Rundgren, in 1973—in fact, it was Rundgren's biggest hit and only top 10 single—my personal fave is the terrific, snarly B side. Rundgren had clearly been listening to the Who, but that's OK: It's a great song and a great sound! That Nazz and SGC thought so, too, is evidenced by the fact that "Open My Eyes" was the original A side of the single when it was first released in 1968. As the chart information shows, "Eyes" charted nearly 6 months before "Hello" started up the chart.

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05/19/17, 1975
05/19/17
Clarence Reid
1975, Alston 4616
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This rare 1975 single didn't make any impression on radio programmers at the time, but it sure made an impression on me! It's a dynamite Northern Soul-style dancer you won't want to be without... Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear it.

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05/18/17, 1973
05/18/17
The Steve Miller Band
1973, Capitol 3732
Genre: Power Pop
Here's a beautiful Mint copy of Steve Miller's first big pop hit, which I just don't hear often enough... so I'm making an mp3 "snippet" for our online "jukebox"... Enjoy! This single has a specially edited version of the 4:26 album cut.

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05/17/17, 1967
05/17/17
The Masonic Wonders
1967, Checker 5037
Genre: Gospel
Here's a beautiful copy of this rarely seen 1967 45, which is clearly Gospel in lyrics and melody but which has an awesome rhythm section that happens to hit the sweet spot for Northern Soul collectors. So it's sort of a Gospel 45 in Northern Soul clothing. :-) Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean!

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$15.00

05/17/17, 1969
05/17/17
The Georgia Prophets
1969, Double Shot 138
Genre: Other Northern Soul
A great uptempo two-sided smash from this legendary soul band. Credits include "Featuring Billy & Barbara".

In Stock
$6.75

05/16/17, 1977
05/16/17
John Wesley Ryles
1977, ABC/Dot 17698
Genre: Country
This catchy Country rocker was Ryles' biggest hit of a chart career spanning 1968-88. It falls in that magical pot of very short songs that demonstrate just how great short songs (only 2:30 in this case) can be!

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05/16/17, 1975
05/16/17
Billy Jo Spears
1975, UA 584
Genre: Country
Here's a beautiful copy of Spears' biggest Country hit, which I liked so much I quickly made an mp3 "snippet" of it... so have a listen!

In Stock
$12.00

05/13/17, 1984
05/13/17
Klymaxx
1984, Constellation 52486
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
This sexy number re-entered the pop chart in February 1986 and hit #80. This 45 has a specially edited version of a 7:10 (!) album track.

Out of Stock

05/12/17, 1967
05/12/17
Ralphie D.
1967, 20th Century 6681
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Wanna hear how a Beach Boys song sounds like when performed by a Soul singer? I couldn't imagine it, and you might not either... so have a listen to the mp3 "snippet"! "You're So Good..." was the excellent B side of the Beach Boys single "Sloop John B."

In Stock
$11.00

05/11/17, 1976
05/11/17
Marlena Shaw
1976, Blue Note 790
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
This one has a dynamite A side dancer you won't want to miss! Have a listen to the mp3 snippet to hear why I like it so much.

In Stock
$18.00

05/11/17, 1977
05/11/17
Silvetti
1977, Salsoul 2014
Genre: Soul Instrumentals
This terrific Soul instrumental dancer, verging on Disco, grabbed me right away, so I made an mp3 "snippet" for our "jukebox"... Have a listen!

In Stock
$9.00

05/09/17, 1988
05/09/17
Siedah Garrett
1988, Qwest/Reprise 27928
Genre: Techno/Synth Pop
This terrific dance number... hard to categorize, but "Techno/Synth" comes closest... is well worth seeking out... Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet"!

In Stock
$32.00

05/07/17, 1956
05/07/17
Little Richard
1956, Specialty 579
Genre: Rock 'n' Roll
Here's a beautiful copy of one of Little Richard's very best recordings... great flip, too! Credited to "Little Richard And His Band." Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet"!

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05/04/17, 1985
05/04/17
Bobby Bland
1985, Malaco 2122
Genre: Deep Soul
It's a crime to Soul radio that this one wasn't a huge hit for the veteran Mr. Bobby Bland. It's a wonderful recording fully deserving our highest rating of 2 stars. We just had to put up an mp3 "snippet" so you can hear it for yourself... Enjoy!

In Stock
$10.00

05/04/17, 1985
05/04/17
Kurtis Blow
1985, Mercury 884269
Genre: Rap
Simply essential in the history of Rap/Hip Hop, this 45 has a dramatically shorter, specially edited version of the 7:10 album track.

In Stock
$9.00

05/04/17, 1986
05/04/17
Boys Don't Cry
1986, Profile 5084
Genre: Techno/Synth Pop
Essential mid-1980s techno dance pop, served up with a dollop of quirky humor. This 45 has a dramatically edited version of the 6:05 album track.

Out of Stock

05/03/17, 1976
05/03/17
Rufus R. Jones and his Freight Train Funk Band
1976, Choice Cut 103
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
Here's a killer Funk number that no one knows about (yet)... have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear it!

Out of Stock

05/03/17, 1979
05/03/17
Inner Life
1979, Prelude 8004
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
Jocelyn Brown was a member of this group. This terrific Philly-style dancer was their biggest hit. I liked it so much right away I had to get an mp3 "snippet" out for you to hear.

In Stock
$6.00

05/02/17, 1987
05/02/17
Foster And Lloyd
1987, RCA 5210
Genre: Rockabilly/Retro
This terrific neo-Rockabilly number is edited from a 4:35 album track. This was the duo's first chart single and biggest hit.

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