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Post# 862161   1/16/2016 at 10:01 (945 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

Music from 1950 to 1989.   45's Categorized by year and chart number.  You can click on the 45 and the song plays in its entirety.




Post# 862201 , Reply# 1   1/16/2016 at 14:33 (945 days old) by rp2813 (The Big Blue Bubble)        

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Great site, but it seems to reside on a not-so-great server.   Loading is super slow for me, but it eventually gets the job done -- at what seems like dial-up speed.


The monthly top ten pages display relatively quickly, though.  I was surprised to see when I made my first selection of January 1960 that ranked at #3 was "The Big Hurt" by Miss Toni Fisher.  IMO, one of the (if not the) most bizarre pop music arrangements ever with its "flanging" effect and pitch changes.  It's enough to make a person dizzy -- or inspire a dizzy drag queen to do karaoke.  I was both enthralled and bewitched by it (in a so-bad-it's-good sort of way) the first time I heard it, and just within the past couple of months found the original 45 and wasted no time in adding it to my jukebox. 


Thanks for posting.  This is a great tool to help me spot labels on those increasingly rare occasions when I discover a stack of 45's at a thrift store.



Post# 862240 , Reply# 2   1/16/2016 at 19:12 (944 days old) by washer111 ()        

The site may well be run off a less-than-ideal homegrade internet connection: Often, small hobby sites are run from home-serving environments as a hobby - no fees or dealing with companies that drift in and out of existence. Pull the plug whenever you like.

Here's something similar that I've come across looking for the folk "Run Along Home Cindy" by Arden Folk.

These sorts of sites are pretty cool to find what otherwise would be condemned to the dustbin of history. I'm sure a lot of work goes into making these setups.


Post# 862269 , Reply# 3   1/16/2016 at 21:06 (944 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

RP2813, I agree, the server is quite slow.   I liked the set up of the site and would simply copy and paste to YouTube, then listen from there.  So many of the songs that I loved were forgotten and I liked seeing the old 45rpm vinyl tags.



Post# 862327 , Reply# 4   1/17/2016 at 10:48 (944 days old) by Artcurus (Odessa)        

Well, Hell, there goes my day ;-)

I'd settle for being being able to find the records themselves, since GEMM closed, it's not been very easy.

Post# 862408 , Reply# 5   1/17/2016 at 18:18 (943 days old) by miele_ge (Danbury, Connecticut)        
This is another fun site - only for Jazz from 1895 to 1929!

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Organized by band and title.


Post# 862409 , Reply# 6   1/17/2016 at 18:22 (943 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Yippie-skip!  There it is, the song I played obsessively when barely old enough to put needle to vinyl:  From June 1960, "Alley Oop" by The Hollywood Argyles.  


The Argyles weren't really a band, simply singer/producer Gary Paxton, co-producer Kim Fowley, and a group of studio musicians.


Thanks for the great link, Michael!  I could spend days going through the easily-accessed Top Tens.


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Post# 862459 , Reply# 7   1/17/2016 at 23:50 (943 days old) by Michaelman2 (Atlanta, GA)        

Hey Fridge/Eugene...I enjoyed it too.  The server is slow as mentioned above.  However, the 45's with the record band actually load somewhat more quickly than the songs themselves.   I simply cut and paste the name of the song to YouTube and have some fun.   Artcurus, you are so right..I lost several hours / days playing and reminiscing with these songs.   Glad you guys enjoyed them too!



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