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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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December 2016 (20 Added)

Band of Oz, Surfside 820310
Band of Oz
1982, Surfside 820310
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Like all of the rarely seen Band of Oz singles, this one features dynamite Northern Soul-style dancers on both sides. Of course, in the Carolinas, they call this "Beach Music"!

Gene Chandler, Chi-Sound 1001
Gene Chandler
1982, Chi-Sound 1001
Genre: Northern Soul, Philly Style
This terrific single has two great sides... check out the A side mp3 "snippet"!

High Inergy, Gordy 7155
High Inergy
1982, Gordy 7155
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This appealing Motown-style Soul number is edited from a 3:46 album track.

Debby Dobbins, Spirit 102
Debby Dobbins
1979, Spirit 102
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This terrific Northern Soul dancer comes courtesy of a tiny Charlotte, NC, label, which specialized in what is now called "Beach Music," much of which overlaps what we call "Northern Soul." Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" to hear what I mean!

Gia Mateo, RCA 9138
Gia Mateo
1967, RCA 9138
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Here's a very nice copy of this hard-to-find 1967 Northern Soul dancer... Well worth seeking out if you can find it: Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet", which I hope you enjoy as much as I do!

Carlene Carter, Reprise 19915
Carlene Carter
1990, Reprise 19915
Genre: Country
Terrific Country rocker from a member of the Carter family, daughter of June Carter.

The Judds, RCA 5255
The Judds
1987, RCA 5255
Genre: Country
So sublime and true I had to rush-release an mp3 "snippet" for our online "jukebox," so I can hear it more often. A personal favorite I hope you enjoy as well.

The Valrays, Parkway 904
The Valrays
1964, Parkway 904
Genre: Vocal Groups (Doo-Wop)
Here's a beautiful copy of this rarely seen and seldom heard 1964 Doo Wop nugget, which I like so much I've added an mp3 "snippet" to our jukebox... Have a listen!

Skeeter Davis, RCA 8219
Skeeter Davis
1963, RCA 8219
Genre: Girl Group
Here's a beautiful copy of this rarely heard, but totally essential, 1963 hit, a Carole King-Gerry Goffin tune that puts its sound squarely in the Girl Group rock genre. It was the second big Pop hit for Country singer Skeeter Davis in as many years, following "The End of the World."

Ureaus, Mel-Mel 1001
1973, Mel-Mel 1001
Genre: Funky Soul
This terrific Funky Soul number has a relatively short (and sweet!) Part 1, with a longer "Disco Version" on the flip.

Tiny Bradshaw, King 4997
Tiny Bradshaw
1951, King 4997
Genre: Rockin' RnB
Simply one of the essential touchstones of the origins of Rock'n'Roll, later covered by the Johnny Burnette Trio in a scorching Rockabilly version. This Gusto reissue has the original Mono mix.

Mtume, Epic 03578
1983, Epic 03578
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
Simply scrumptious! I had to get an mp3 "snippet" into the "jukebox" to put it in regular rotation, so I can hear it more often.

Azymuth, Milestone 308
1979, Milestone 308
Genre: Funk/Hip-Hop/Go-Go
Terrific Funk instrumental... have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" we posted after loving the tune on first listen. :-)

Mack Rice, Stax 220
Mack Rice
1967, Stax 220
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Credited to Sir Mack Rice. This great single has two fine uptempo Soul dancers... check out the mp3 "snippet" of the "Plug Side" to hear what I mean.

The Starfires, Atomic 1912
The Starfires
1961, Atomic 1912
Genre: Other Northern Soul
First pressed on Bargain 5003, this 1961 single was released later the same year. It features a dynamite — and very short at 1:38! — Northern Soul-style dancer on the A side.

Bottom & Company, Motown 1291
Bottom & Company
1974, Motown 1291
Genre: Northern Soul, Motown Style
This impossible-to-find, yet simply gorgeous 45 has two outstanding sides. Have a listen to the mp3 "snippet" of the B side and you'll hear why it fetches such a high price ($250!).

Howlin' Wolf, Chess 1945
Howlin' Wolf
1965, Chess 1945
Genre: RnB
With a rhythm section that just won't quit, Wolf howls at his woman, pleading with menace: Pure dynamite!

Nathaniel Kelly and The Trevinos, Jubilee 5501 dj
Nathaniel Kelly and The Trevinos
1965, Jubilee 5501 dj
Genre: Other Northern Soul
Talk about love at first sound... I don't normally fall for simple "Do This Dance"-style numbers, though there are many exceptions (including, e.g., "Tighten Up"), but this one has such a powerful rhythm section, and that emotive guitar break, I just had to get a copy in the queue of the Classic 45s "Jukebox," so check out the mp3 "snippet" of the track. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!

Ray Stanley, Argo 5280
Ray Stanley
1957, Argo 5280
Genre: Rockabilly/Retro
This rare rockabilly single caught my ear right away... hence, the mp3 "snippet" of "Wait," which I hope you like as much as I do!

The Catalinas, S.E.I. 16535
The Catalinas
1964, S.E.I. 16535
Genre: Other Northern Soul
This is the first release of this very appealing Northern Soul ("Beach Music") tune, on a tiny Charlotte, NC, label... It was picked up by Scepter in 1967 and re-released.

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