We are 45 RPM all of the time with passion!

We are Kent and Nathan. The Czars of 45 RPM. We are 45 RPM all of the time with passion. We spotlight 45 RPM records of various genres and tips for improving playback of your collection and our goal is to have fun! We especially love rare Soul, R&B, Garage, Psych, classic rock and more. Welcome to our world!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

New single spotlight!

Here's a wonderful slice of 1960's Southern Soul. Ted Taylor made some really wonderful 45 and LP discs for Stan Lewis's Ronn and Paula labels. Here is a 1969 classic "Something Strange Is Going On In My House" which has a wonderful horn section, piledriver rhythm section, and pleading gospel styled vocal. A winner for only $2.50 in high Very Good condition. Plays very well with little noise. If you love Soul and good R&B and bluesy sounds, this track is for you. Many thanks to Jay Nations at Raven Records & Rarities for his wonderful new store in Knoxville, TN and his superb 45 selection. All are reasonably priced. His partner has wonderful movie memorabilia, has a wonderful selection of movie related toys and games, and more. Visit the Raven Records & Rarities Facebook Page when you get a chance. You'll love it.

Update on our status and more!

This Monday, Third Creek in Knoxville had it's banks overflow. Nathan works at Lost & Found Records and has had a lot of cleaning up due to heavy flood damage. And I have had broadcast stations with equipment damage to deal with near Chattanooga from the same storm system. But we are OK in spirit and getting our work back to normal. And now for more positive news.

Phono Cartridge change at Kent T's system:

I am now using the Shure M 44-7 cartridge for my 45 RPM and vintage disc playback. Primary reason is it's still in production, has lots of output, and conical styli are still made for it which track at my desired 1-3 gram tracking force range. And styli replacement is under $30. I still use the Stanton with the EEE-S III stylus for audiophile duty. And it's still one of my favorites.