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Thursday, March 22, 2012

My Top FIVE $10 45s...As of TODAY

Posted by on Thu, Mar 22, 2012 at 4:27 PM

I was thinking this morning about the reams of 45s that seem to be considered common, but are, in fact, killers on a level with the uncommon. There are lots and LOTS of great cheapies, but $10 seems to be first (money) grade I've found where sometimes buyers begin to defer. Meaning $10 for a 45/7" is perhaps too much for anyone who, perhaps, might routinely only drop $4 for a 7".

SO...when picking this list I let the reach go long, nothing later than 1972...and all soul 45s, natch! If I satrted a list of mixed genre brill $10 45s without a narrow focus I'd be here all day trying to pick a top 5. GAH!

1) Don Hart and The Fyve "I'm Coming Home" is top-class mid-tempo soul 45 from Detroit, a La Beat production no less, that never seems to sell for more than $10 even tho' the quality sounds like a $500 45 to me. Wee ooo, indeed.

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2) JJ Barnes "Baby, Please Come Back Home" I KNOW this is prolly an obvious pick, but DAMN, what a fantastic double sider, "Chains Of Love" is also as good. A steal for a single Hamilton!

3) Odds & Ends "Yesterday My Love" is a solid crossover full of class, but with such a sweet sad narrative. I could play this all day. Odds & Ends were a Philly group.

4) The Supremes "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" ...well, duh. Everyone knows these ladies, but this track is not as well known as all the millions of other Supremes/Diana Ross & the Supremes hits. It KILLS.

5) Wilmer & the Dukes "Give Me One More Chance" Okay, I MIGHT be hedging on this, until a year ago I'd see it all over for $10, often $8...but being a solid side, the local copies might have been all snapped up. The group were from upstate New York.


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matt 1
My new favorite, thanks to this post:
Wilmer & the Dukes! Great cut - thanks for the recommendation.
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