The Power Of The 45

The 45rpm. The 7″ single. You can take yer 8-track, DAT, mini-disc mp-whatever and stick it somewhere icky. Music was made to be heard like this. Times are hard around here so I don’t get to buy so many 45s these days, but I still have a whole bunch and one day when I’m livin’ high on the hog I’m gonna buy a whole lot more.

Anyway, seeing as how this is Stagger Cast #45, seems only right it should honour the king of formats (‘format’ – ugly fucking word). So every track on this special mix is in my collection of 7s (except the Big Sandy track, which was just an album track, I think, but anyhow seems a perfect way to get things started).

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01. Percy Faith & His Orchestra – Theme From A Summer Place

02. Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys – Power Of The 45

03. The Modern Lovers – Roadrunner

04. Bo Diddley – Who Do You Love?

05. Thurston Harris – Little Bitty Pretty One

06. Link Wray – The Black Widow

07. Lonesome Lee – Lonely Travelin’

08. King Salami & The Cumberland 3 – Do The Wurst

09. Them – Here Comes The Night

10. Long Ryders – Looking For Lewis & Clark

11. Iggy Pop – I’m Bored

12. John Holt – Ali Baba

13. The Melodians – I’m Gonna Get Along Without You Know

14. Ray Charles – I Don’t Need No Doctor

15. Jimmy Conwell – Cigarette Ashes

16. Bill Moss – Sock It To Em, Soul Brother

17. Naomi Shelton & The Gospel Queens – What Have You Done?

18. Bobbie Gentry – Touch ‘Em With Love

19. Joe South – Walk A Mile In My Shoes

20. The Rockingbirds – Band Of Dreams

21. Caitlin Rose – Piledriver Waltz

22. Black Twig Pickers – Yellow Cat

23. Dixie Cups – Iko Iko

24. Miriam Makeba – Click Song

25. Francoise Hardy – Tout Les Garcons Et Les Filles

26. Holly Golightly – On The Fire

27. Louis Armstrong – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen

28. Santo & Johnny – Teardrop

Got so many singles I wanted to get on this, not only does it run to near on 80 minutes rather than the usual hour, but I might just make a second volume next time out…

~ by stagger lee on May 3, 2012.

One Response to “The Power Of The 45”

  1. Lovely stuff – looking forward to part 2…and 3…and….!

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