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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
PostPosted: May Mon 22, 2017 8:25 pm 
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As long as we're talking about B side hits, don't forget "Train To Nowhere" by the Champs.

B side was "Tequila."

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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
PostPosted: May Tue 23, 2017 3:20 am 
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There was a group "Steam" whose first release was a so-so song, no surprise. B side accidentally was played and THAT was what took off. Nah, Nah, Hey, Hey. Craig

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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
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I will check in with the Doobie Bros 'Black Water' as the B side to 'Another Lonely Park Another Sunday'. Both good tunes!


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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
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The group was called The Dynamics, and they released a record in 1963 that was a two sided hit!
Not sure which was more popular though.
I do have a copy in my jukebox now.
One side was "I'm A Man" the other side was "Misery"
Great Tunes!


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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
PostPosted: Jul Mon 24, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Promo copies sent to DJs and reviewers often has special labels with a large "A " or a '1' emblazoned on the right side. As I understand it, if all else fails, the A side has the lower matrix number of the two sides embedded in the plastic of the outgroove


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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
PostPosted: Oct Sat 28, 2017 11:22 pm 
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The legendary Pittsburgh DJ Porky Chedwick was notorious for playing flip sides. Two of those are "Two People In The World" , by Little Anthony and the Imperials (the flip of "Tears On My Pillow"), and "Last Night I Dreamed" by the Fiestas (the flip of "So Fine"). In an interview, Chubby Checker credits Porky with breaking "The Twist", as the label intended "Toot" as the plug side. He flipped it over, and the rest is history.

I have that Dynamics record; I'll have to dig it out and give it a spin.

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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
PostPosted: Oct Sun 29, 2017 4:49 am 
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Hi,

I have made it a point to look at some of the 45 rpm records I have and found that some actually say, "A side" and "B side". I have also seen stars at the start and end of the title, indicating which side the record company wants the DJ to play.

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 Post subject: Re: 45 RPM single question
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The Beach Boys had 4 double hits.... "God Only Knows" on the flip of "Wouldnt It Be Nice" is one.
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