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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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Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, Deltone 5017
10/31/15
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones
1961, Deltone 5017
Genre: Surf/Cars
This is one of the all-time best early Surf instrumentals, by one of the pioneer masters of the sound.

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Joe Cocker, Asylum 45540
10/24/15
Joe Cocker
1978, Asylum 45540
Genre: Funky Soul
On this rare Joe Cocker record, the singer teams up with legendary New Orleans songwriter/producer Allen Toussaint... and the result is pure Funky Soul magic, New Orleans style. If you doubt me, listen to the mp3 snippet I've added to our "jukebox:" This is the Joe Cocker sound that I, for one, fell in love with!

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Pat Codd, UK 49029
10/24/15
Pat Codd
1974, UK 49029
Genre: Sunshine Pop
Yes, I'm a sucker for a well turned melody and a sweet arrangement (even the fake "audience" is part of the experience), both characteristics of Sunshine Pop, and I thought enough of this one to make an mp3 snippet for the "jukebox". If you're a fan of Sunshine Pop, I think you'll want a copy of this one some day!

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Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, Columbia 44297
10/17/15
Gary Puckett and the Union Gap
1967, Columbia 44297
Genre: Other Northern Soul
"Woman, Woman" was the group's first hit, credited as "The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett". As impressive as the A side is, appealing to fans of both Sunshine Pop and Northern Soul, a lot of collector interest is directed to the equally impressive, but rarely heard, B side. "Don't Make Promises" was written by Tim Hardin, who released his own, folky version on the B side of a 1968 single, "Lady Came From Baltimore." This Union Gap recording is the first version released on 45 rpm, and somehow Jerry Fuller and Al Capps transformed Hardin's simple folk number into a catchy, crescendoing Northern Soul toe-tapper with a hypnotic bass line. As I listened to it again just now, I decided it deserved a place in the Classic 45s "jukebox", so have a listen to the mp3 snippet! (Please forgive me! To keep the snippet under 2 minutes and still capture the climax, I edited out the first verse following the first chorus. You wouldn't notice it if you were unfamiliar with the song.) The song's soul pedigree was further enhanced by Z.Z. Hill, who released his own soulful version in 1969 on Kent Records.

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The Searchers, Kapp 577
10/17/15
The Searchers
1964, Kapp 577
Genre: Power Pop
What a great record! If you've forgotten why Dave Marsh might put "Needles and Pins" by the Searchers at #239 in his list of the 1,001 greatest 45s of Rock & Soul, have a listen to the brief snippet I'm adding to our "jukebox!" Those opening guitar chords sound like something Roger McGuinn will concoct for a Byrds song in 1965, evoking Chuck Berry's description of how Johnny B. Goode could "play a guitar just like ringing a bell."

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Denise LaSalle, Chess 2005
10/16/15
Denise LaSalle
1967, Chess 2005
Genre: Other Northern Soul
I fell in love with the A side dancer right away, and even made an mp3 snippet for our jukebox (have a listen)! These were Denise LaSalle's first recordings; they had first been released, earlier in 1967, on the small Tarpon label, and Chess apparently picked up her contract based on that single. Have a listen to the mp3 snippet, and you'll understand why! Despite Chess' faith in LaSalle, it would still be 4 years before she found a national audience with her first hit on the Motown-derived Westbound label, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love."

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Charles Drain, Checker 1175
10/15/15
Charles Drain
1967, Checker 1175
Genre: Deep Soul
Especially when listening to the popular B side, "Here I Am," it's easy to hear why some Northern Soul fans claim this one as their own, while fans of Deep Soul make equally valid claims. Whatever you call it, the B side chugs along with a crisp, tight rhythm section that will definitely set toes tapping. :-) In fact, I liked "Here I Am" so much I made a brief mp3 snippet of it — have a listen!

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Olympic Runners, London 217
10/14/15
Olympic Runners
1975, London 217
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
Yeah, OK... The A side is a truly drool-worthy early Funk workout — so fine, we had to have a snippet of it in the Classic 45s "jukebox", so have a listen!

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Ohio Players, Compass 7015
10/09/15
Ohio Players
1968, Compass 7015
Genre: Funky Soul
This was the group's first chart single under their new name (they had previously had singles as The Ohio Untouchables, who were the backup band for the Falcons on LuPine). It would be several years until their second chart single in 1971, and at this juncture the group is clearly feeling its way toward Funk on the awesome A side.

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C.L. Blast, Stax 229
10/08/15
C.L. Blast
1967, Stax 229
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Again, it's the B side that gets Northern Soul fans' juices going — have a listen to the mp3 snippet in our "jukebox!" It's worth noting that Blast finally hit the U.S. National Black/RnB singles chart with two singles in 1980 and 1984.

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Four Tops, Motown 1104
10/02/15
Four Tops
1967, Motown 1104
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
Besides the classic A side ("Bernadette"), which makes #37 on Dave Marsh's list of the top 1001 singles ever made, be sure to listen to the flip, which a collector/dealer I respect greatly once opined was the greatest Four Tops side ever released! You may not agree with that assessment, but I think you'll have to admit it's a must-have Tops track!

Out of Stock

Thelma Jones, Barry! 1014
10/01/15
Thelma Jones
1967, Barry! 1014
Genre: Other Northern Soul
The A side grabbed me right away — and made me put an mp3 snippet of it into our online "jukebox" :-) Have a listen!

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