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We scour piles of old 45s for the very best in all Rock'n'roll and soul genres to feature snippets in our online jukebox. This podcast gets the jukebox to you in a great new way.

Classic 45's Jukebox Leland Scott

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    • 3.5 • 26 Ratings

We scour piles of old 45s for the very best in all Rock'n'roll and soul genres to feature snippets in our online jukebox. This podcast gets the jukebox to you in a great new way.

    Sea Cruise by Frankie Ford

    Sea Cruise by Frankie Ford

    Label: Ace 554
    Year: 1959
    Condition: M-
    Price: $35.00

    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. :-) Note: This may be the nicest copy of this original pressing I've yet had in the store since opening in 2001! It has gorgoues Mint labels, and the vinyl looks almost untouched. The A side audio is Mint. (Have a listen to our mp3 snippet of "Sea Cruise.")

    Accidents Will Happen by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

    Accidents Will Happen by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

    Label: Columbia 10919
    Year: 1979
    Condition: M
    Price: $12.00

    The B side of this essential Elvis Costello tune is a previously unreleased, non-LP cut that later appeared on the collection Taking Liberties. Note: This beautiful copy comes in a vintage Columbia Records factory sleeve. It has Mint labels and pristine sound.

    China Grove by Doobie Brothers

    China Grove by Doobie Brothers

    Label: WB 7728
    Year: 1973
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $14.00. Not currently available for sale.

    It's hard to find Mint or Near Mint copies of this 1973 classic these days, but I did! Note: This beautiful copy comes in a vintage Warner/Reprise Records factory sleeve. It has pristine sound.

    One Time One Night by Los Lobos

    One Time One Night by Los Lobos

    Label: Slash/WB 28464
    Year: 1988
    Condition: M
    Price: $12.00

    This is a beautiful stock copy, in its original picture sleeve. The A side is a special edit/remix of the 4:48 album cut. How this one failed to chart remains a mystery... It's not only very catchy, but is also one of the best portraits of the American experience ever recorded, relevant to this day. Great B side as well, from the same album. The Labels and Audio are pristine Mint

    Sherry by Four Seasons

    Sherry by Four Seasons

    Label: Vee Jay 456
    Year: 1962
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $25.00. Not currently available for sale.

    This single ushered in the start of something new in vocal group music, and it set the standard for the chord progressions and percussive attack for many hits that were to follow. This is a first pressing on the black rainbow label with oval logo. The B side appears to be a non-album tune. Note: This copy's labels and vinyl (styrene) look Near Mint. The audio is close to Mint as well, with just a touch of underlying surface noise and no distortion.

    Then He Kissed Me by Crystals

    Then He Kissed Me by Crystals

    Label: Philles 115
    Year: 1963
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $50.00. Not currently available for sale.

    Here's a beautiful copy of the rare first pressing of this Girl Group classic, on the light blue Philles label. The record comes in a vintage Philles Records factory sleeve. Note: This 45 record looks and sounds almost new. The audio has very light underlying surface noise early on, but it disappears once the song gets underway.

Customer Reviews

3.5 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Frank from Belleville, MI ,

Ok… but where is the rest?

Nice songs but they are only 1:30-1:40 long (I don't get it?)

~ I get it now, small samples of songs (singles) that are for sale…

white aangel ,

Awesomeness!

Great way to sample tons of tunes before buying them on 45. This 45 store is awesome particularly during a pandemic. It’s just like being in a store with all the details you need to make a decision!

MarsMuse ,

Why these are snippets

As author of the podcast, I wanted to explain that these are "snippets" of songs I think very highly of, and I personally listen to my iTunes "jukebox" playlist daily. When I started doing this 10 years ago, I was concerned that loading full songs for free download would be violating copyright law. Not only that, but I'm paying for the downloads myself (not YouTube, for example), and it ain't cheap! If you have, like me, a somewhat short attention span, and if you love to hear a multitude of 5-star tunes in a variety of Pop music genres from the 1950s to the present -- some familiar, some surprises -- then I think you'll get a kick out of this podcast. Lately, the podcast has leaned heavily in the direction of Soul, because there's so much great, undiscovered Soul out there! But you'll find just about every style of popular music somewhere in the podcast. Happy music discovery! It's a big universe out there where 45 records are concerned... much larger than the universe of LPs or other 12-inch vinyl. So many great tunes were never pressed on 33 rpm, and the facsimiles that may appear on reissues (if they even exist) usually don't match up to the power of the audio on the original 45 rpm grooves. 'Nuff said. Enjoy!

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