45’s

9-9-11

45’s

I haven’t been posting anything on Friday, but this is what’s on my mind at present…

I believe my emphasis on record collecting is shifting to 45’s these days – as I am fond of saying, “I don’t already have them all!”  I have been finding incredible stuff lately:

ANIMALS, THE / ERIC BURDON – DON’T BRING ME DOWN, MGM US 7″

BLACK COMBO, BILL – DON’T BE CRUEL, HI US 7″ W/PS 2nd album 45

BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD – ROCK ‘N’ ROLL WOMAN, ATCO US 7″ ’67

CARLIN, GEORGE – FM & AM, ATLANTIC US 7″ EP W/PS promo-only ’72

CONCEPTION CORPORATION – PAUSE IN THE DISASTER, COTILLION US 7″ EP W/PS promo-only ’72

COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH – I-FEEL-LIKE-I’M-FIXIN’-TO-DIE RAG, VANGUARD US 7″ ’68

CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG – WOODSTOCK, ATLANTIC US 7″ promo ’71

DEEP PURPLE – WOMAN FROM TOKYO, WARNER US 7″ edit

DOORS – RUNNIN’ BLUE, ELEKTRA US 7″ “Soft Parade” single

EDMUNDS, DAVE – WHERE OR WHEN, SWAN SONG UK 7″

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – FROM THE BEGINNING, COTILLION US 7″ promo

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – LUCKY MAN, COTILLION US 7″ promo, edited version

HARRIS, RICHARD – MacARTHUR PARK, DUNHILL US 7″ W/PS longest commercial 45

IRON BUTTERFLY – SOUL EXPERIENCE, ATCO US 7″ promo

JACKSON, JOE – MAD AT YOU, A&M UK 7″ W/PS

JONES, PAUL – HIGH TIME, HMV UK 7″ Manfred Mann vocalist

LOWE, NICK – AMERICAN SQUIRM, RADAR UK 7″ W/PS

McCANN, LES / EDDIE HARRIS – COMPARED TO WHAT, ATLANTIC US 7″ edited, “bleeped”

MILLER, ROGER – LITTLE GREEN APPLES, PHILIPS UK 7″ EP re-issue

NILSSON, HARRY – AS TIME GOES BY, RCA US 7″ promo-only

NILSSON, HARRY – COCONUT, RCA US 7″

NILSSON, HARRY – REMEMBER, RCA US 7″ promo

PASSIONS, THE – SQUARE, POLYDOR UK 7″ EP Live

RHINOCEROUS – APRICOT BRANDY, ELEKTRA US 7″ instrumental

ROLLING STONES – HAPPY, ROLLING ST US 7″

SEVILLE, DAVID & THE CHIPMUNKS – CHIPMUNK SONG / ALVIN’S HARMONICA (PS), LIBERTY US 7″ W/PS ’59

STEPPENWOLF – BORN TO BE WILD, DUNHILL US 7″

THE THE – HEARTLAND, EPIC US 7″ W/PS promo-only, Tower Records give-away

TOWNSHEND, PETE – FACE DANCES Pt. 2, ATCO US 7″

ULLMAN, TRACEY – BREAKAWAY, STIFF UK 7″ W/PS her debut 45?

WHO, THE – LONG LIVE ROCK, MCA US 7″ “The Kids Are Alright” 45

WILLIAMS, MASON – SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE WORLD, WARNER US 7″ W/PS promo, B-side is a mere :60 long!

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4 Responses to 45’s

  1. postpunkmonk says:

    Geez! How I loved Harry Nilsson’s “Coconut” when i was a boy. Fred Schneider’s cover version is truly weird, though. The conceit of rhyming “little green apples” with “Minneapolis” always rubbed me the wrong way. That was a lyric that just tried too hard [and failed] for me. 45s are fun. I prefer 12″ singles since they seem to hold up better, sonically, over the years. Less groove cramming and 7″ers just seem to have more surface noise. Singles are fun since recordings started out as singles for the first 40-50 years of recorded music. Albums were a mid-period development for recorded sound and more of a marketing ploy.

  2. ronkanefiles says:

    I virtually ignored 45’s for many years – until I started noticing that many 45’s were not the LP versions! By the 70’s, the groove cramming seemed to be over, however. I’ve had pretty good luck finding ‘nice’ 45’s for good prices – nothing on the above list was more than $2!

  3. postpunkmonk says:

    7″ers are just more vulnerable to environmental damage. Particularly the US versions in thin paper sleeves with large holes for dust to propagate more easliy. Card sleeve UK singles minus a hole protect the records better. Of course 12″ records in card sleeves with inner sleeves protect the single best. If only they all came like that even at 7″ size, these 30+ year old records might sound better. I move my 7″ers to heavy green felt paper sleeves in addition to bags upon receipt.

  4. ronkanefiles says:

    I have “sleeved” my 45’s for many years now. We should have a whole ‘nother blog devoted to care and cleaning of media, Jim-san.

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