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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.

    Up On The Roof by Laura Nyro

    Up On The Roof by Laura Nyro

    Label: Columbia 45230 dj
    Year: 1970
    Condition: M
    Price: $25.00

    Stereo/Mono promo copy. What a gorgeous performance! I can't find a category that this fits in neatly in, so I keep going back and forth between jazz and soul. Oh well, I've made a snippet of part of the middle that I like best... enjoy! The snippet is in Mono, like the retail release, but this promo offers a full Stereo version as well! Note: This 45 record comes in a vintage Columbia Records factory sleeve. It has no notable flaws, grading Mint across the board (Labels, Vinyl, Audio).

    Do It Again by Steely Dan

    Do It Again by Steely Dan

    Label: ABC 11338
    Year: 1972
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $16.00. Not currently available for sale.

    This essential single has a delightful 3:57 edited version of the much longer (5:56) album cut. I've made an even shorter — but still, at 2:30, it's about as twice as long as usual for my jukebox "snippets" — mp3 snippet so you can hear this particular recording, and so I can enjoy even more of the song as I rotate through my snippets playlist. :-) Note: This copy comes in a vintage ABC/Dunhill Records factory sleeve. It has Mint sounding audio.On a side note, I still struggle with what genre to put this in. I finally went with Progressive Rock this time out, but previously I've just lumped it in with "Power Pop." But as Power Pop it lacks a strong electric guitar lead with a catchy riff. Steely Dan made their own sound, even at its most conventional and approachable, as on this big 1972 hit.

    Golden Years by David Bowie

    Golden Years by David Bowie

    Label: RCA 10441
    Year: 1975
    Condition: M-
    Price: $14.00

    This is one of Bowie's absolutely essential singles, and you'll find that it's a specially edited version about half a minute shorter than the 4:00 album cut. (Remember that it was the (edited) 45 version that became the hit that you remember from the radio!) Chart Nerd Alert: In the 1970s, Bowie released some of the very best music of his career, but he only had two Top 10 U.S. hit singles — "Fame" (a chart-topper from earlier in 1975) and "Golden Years" (which peaked at #10). His career would take off even more strongly after 1983's hit album "Let's Dance," and he had four Top 10 U.S. hits in the 1980s (oh, all right: "Let's Dance," "China Girl," "Blue Jean," and "Dancing in the Street" (w/Mick Jagger). Note: This beautiful copy comes in a vintage RCA Records factory sleeve. It has pristine sound.

    Does Your Mother Know by Abba

    Does Your Mother Know by Abba

    Label: Atlantic 3574 dj
    Year: 1979
    Condition: M
    Price: $12.00

    This is a new, unplayed Stereo/Mono promo copy, in its original factory sleeve. In case you have somehow avoided being infected by this acutely catchy tune, here's your opportunity! You can find an mp3 snippet of this in the Classic 45's jukebox! This Abba tune differs from most of their catalog in a couple respects: It's one of their rare A side tracks that features a male lead vocal (in this case, Bjorn Ulvaeus). It's also one of their few hard rockers, opening with that instantly memorable rhythm and punchy lead guitar.

    Live by Merry-Go-Round

    Live by Merry-Go-Round

    Label: A&M 834
    Year: 1967
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $20.00. Not currently available for sale.

    Besides the wonderful Garage-rock nugget on the A side, this single features another excellent rocker on the flip! A great two-fer. Note: This copy has a drillhole and comes in a vintage A&M Records factory sleeve. The grooves preserve pristine Mint sound!

    Time Won't Let Me by Outsiders

    Time Won't Let Me by Outsiders

    Label: Capitol 5573
    Year: 1966
    Condition: M-
    Last Price: $18.00. Not currently available for sale.

    Here's a single that I would have included in a list of the 1,001 greatest 45s of all time, though Dave Marsh (see his list under "Collect A List" in the left-hand column of the site) didn't. The flip isn't quite as stunning, but it's a fine keeper nonetheless. Note: This beautiful copy comes in a vintage Capitol Records factory sleeve. The labels grade Mint, and the Vinyl and Audio grade Near Mint.

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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