Classic 45's Jukebox

We scour piles of old 45s for the very best in all Rock'n'roll and soul genres to feature snippets in our online jukebox. This podcast gets the jukebox to you in a great new way.


Stranger on the Shore by Mr. Acker Bilk

Label: Atco 6217 dj
Year: 1962
Condition: M-
Price: $25.00

This is an original promo copy from the Louise Neal 45 Collection. This is not a particularly valuable record, but it's one of my personal favorites and is on my perpetual hunt list everywhere I shop. It's easy to find copies in trashed condition, but finding one with Near Mint or better audio has proven difficult. Note that we give this one a 2-star recommendation: That means, if you're a fan of Easy Listening or Pop Instrumentals, you must have a copy of this single. Even if you're not, I think you'll like it... such a gorgeous clarinet tone, what's not to like? After all, note that it was also a hit on the Black/RnB singles chart in 1962... quite a broad appeal. Credits include "and his Paramount Jazz Band." Note: This 45 is among those in the Neal collection that she may have actually played, but no more a few times I would guess. The labels grade very close to Mint. The vinyl looks only lightly touched but has a mild edge warp that has no effect on playback. The audio is Near Mint, reflecting an occasional light "pop", mostly in the first half of the record.


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