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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 Shirelles, Scepter 12198
The Shirelles
1967, Scepter 12198
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This was the seminal Girl Group's last chart single, and they really ended with a bang! Far from their Girl Group roots with songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" and "Soldier Boy", this 45 features top-notch Motown-style Northern Soul dancers on both sides. Kev Roberts thought so much of the A side that he put it at #278 in his list of the Top 500 Northern Soul 45s!

Dave Clark Five, Jubilee 5476
Dave Clark Five
1964, Jubilee 5476
Genre: Instrumental Rock
Now, here's an interesting story that was new to me: Dave Clark Five formed way back in 1958, and "Chaquita" was either their first or second vinyl release, depending on where you look. In the U.K., it was released in 1962 on Ember 156. "Chaquita" is a special delight! It's like a surf-rock band doing a cover of the Champs' classic 1958 hit "Tequila," in a really good way! Have a listen to the mp3 snippet in our "jukebox" to hear what I mean. This early 1964 release on Jubilee came after the group finally hit the big time on the wings of Beatlemania with their classic "Glad All Over."

Jeanette Harper, 20th Century 6683
Jeanette Harper
1966, 20th Century 6683
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This wonderful single, featuring signature Northern Soul tracks on both sides, sits at #253 in Kev Roberts' list of the Top 500 Northern Soul 45s.

Dramatics, Sport 101
1967, Sport 101
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This early Dramatics single is wildly popular, especially for its mid-tempo A side, though I tend to agree with radio programmers from the day, who chose instead to plug the terrific uptempo dancer on the B side, which is the side that became their first chart tune. Have a listen to our jukebox mp3 snippet to hear what I mean!

Frankie Ford, Ace 554
Frankie Ford
1959, Ace 554
Genre: Rockin' RnB
This single is cherished by collectors not only for the classic A side, but also for the terrific flip... another uptempo New Orleans rock'n'roll romp! Of course, it helps that the backing band on these tracks is Huey 'Piano' Smith and the Clowns. :-)

Atlantic Sounds, Atlantic 2468
Atlantic Sounds
1968, Atlantic 2468
Genre: Soul Instrumentals
Two terrific instrumentals, featuring a Latin-tinged cover of the Miriam Makeba tune on the A side, and an even more impressive Northern Soul-style dance number on the flip. Apparently, "Blast Off" features King Curtis and may also include rhythm guitar by Jimi Hendrix, who was known to play with the Kingpins at this time.

Cordells, Bargain 5004
1962, Bargain 5004
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
This obscure doo-wop single has two high-energy numbers. I was immediately taken with the flip, which is almost a catalog of "Mr. Bass Man" antics alongside the excellent tenor and falsetto vocals (have a listen to the mp3 snippet to hear what I mean).

Jackie Wilson, Brunswick 55402
Jackie Wilson
1969, Brunswick 55402
Genre: Other Northern Soul
No, it wasn't a hit in 1969, and no, Northern Soul fans don't seem to have discovered it yet. But believe me, there's a whole lotta dance magic in these two rare Jackie Wilson tracks, and the pristine audio on this beautiful promo copy will blow you away! So will Jackie's vocal prowess, if you're not already a "pre-blown" fan (as they might say on Big Bang Theory!). Check out the mp3 snippet, if you doubt me. :-)

Florence Devore, Phi-Dan 5000
Florence Devore
1965, Phi-Dan 5000
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This rare but popular single sits at #561 in Kev Roberts' Best Northern Soul 45s list! Both sides are worth seeking out, but the A side is particularly memorable... Have a listen to the mp3 snippet!

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