Latest Rare Soul 7" Top 10 c/o Dedicated Crate Digger Mr Fine Wine Who Even Went Record Shopping On His Recent Honeymoon

Posted by Billyjam, July 10, 2015 10:45am | Post a Comment

Detroit-born/Brooklyn-based DJ Mr. Fine Wine epitomizes that term crate digger. The longtime radio and club DJ - renowned for his vast seven inch record collection of lost soul, funk, gospel, RnB, and doo-wop 45's from the fifties, sixties, and seventies - owns a most unique and enviable record collection. This unparalleled American music record collection of over 15,000 45 records, which has resulted in being invited to curate numerous retro soul label compilations, did not appear overnight for Mr Fine Wine. Rather the DJ has invested near all his spare cash over the past two and a half decades, plus endless hours of tireless crate digging at record stores big and small (and yard sales) all over the country, including Amoeba Berkeley when he visited California a few years back. In fact, even very recently when on his honeymoon to Tampa and St. Petersburg, he couldn't resist doing a lil bit of record shopping. Luckily, his new wife Rebecca is a fellow retro soul music DJ and avid record collector who DJs under the name One Mint Julep. Hence she, unlike most new brides, was more than understanding.

Based on some of those recent 45 finds from Florida, along with some other "forgotten" gems he recently unearthed from his stacks of boxes of records from his collection, the DJ has laced up and shared his current Top 10  Singles From The 45 Play Box with the Amoeblog.

Back in April of this year, the DJ, who has been hosting WFMU radio's Downtown Soulville show since 1994 and DJing at NYC clubs like Botanica (flyer above), shared a previous Top Ten that included some amazing singles. This time he does the same with a whole new array of tracks that are shown below so that you can hear these great top ten picks. Culled mostly from the 1950s and 196's, these records include the Ashford & Simpson penned 1968 Stax single "Running Out" by Mable John, and The Midnighters' (as in the Hank Ballard band) mid-1950's single on Federal Records, "That Woman," which he places in the number one chart position.  With lines like "that woman sets my heart on fire. I love that woman - that woman of mine," it's no doubt that he chose the record with Rebecca in mind.


Mr Fine Wine's July 10, 2015 Week's Top 10 Singles From The 45 Play Box

1. The Midnighters "That Woman" (Federal)

2. The Memos "The Biddy Leg" (Memo)

3. Big Walter "Pack Fair and Square" (Peacock)

4. Willie Mae Thornton "My Man Called Me" (Peacock)

5. Gary Mure "Crack-Up" (Verve)

6. Nella Dodds "Honey Boy" (Wand)

7. Bob and Earl "Your Time Is My Time" (Marc)

8. Mable John "Running Out" (Stax)

9. Attractions "Find Me" (Bell)

10. The Curtis Liggins Indications "What It Is?" (Kaycee-Soul)

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