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Fourmost

First And Fourmost

Jaw-dropping condition! Very Rare 1965 UK press in just spectacular condition, throughout .

This elusive album, showcases how R&B/Soul heavily influenced the British Beat bands of the 60’s. Evident in their covering New York’s major Soul groups, The Drifters, The Coasters etc. Even delivering a Pearl Woods recording, then paying respect to the burgeoning 1965 MOD movement by offering their take on Dobie Gray’s “IN Crowd”. And a wonderful version of Jimmy Radcliffe & Carl Spencer’s “My Block” New York neighborhood anthem for the Four Pennies, plus Jerry Goffin & Carole King’s “Some Kind Of Wonderful”

Vinyl condition, is so perfect a MINT grade could not be argued. But we do hesitate on that grading but assure you both sides the vinyl is a magnificent Mint minus at least. A-side label has a discreet, hardly visible initial, flipside side label is perfect. NO spindle trails on the labels, indicating little or perhaps NO previous turntable action.

Cover front is as good as it gets, mildest of corner tip nudges, could be the only minor-flaw found by an OCD critic. Back cover, is free of stains, writing or any other pimple to mar it;s perfectness.

This is a 60’s Beat album that only seldom comes to market, but NEVER-EVER in this investment condition!”

Current bid: £ 8.00

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Shirley Collins & Davy Graham

Folk Roots, New Routes

We like to pride ourselves on usually near perfect condition of our auction offerings. Sometimes though it is necessary to list,m still with a puffed out chest, real rarities, LP Grail’s, that plays with hardly a murmur but has some occasional light surface marks.

Here’s a 1964 original of a legendary FOLK duo session offering the most-moving British Folk music imaginable. Little wonder this album is regarded so very highly.

ALBUM CONDITION in detail. VINYL Housed in Decca Poly-lined Mono inner sleeve. A-side a a few hairlines ans one visible stylus skate, none of which interfere with the fidelity or audio. VINYL flipside vinyl has slightly more hairlines, again none of which interfere with the clarity of this fabulous recording. You may hear the occasional mild click. But never in succession. LABELS both label are free of any flaws, a few very fine spindle-trails if you look hard enough can just about be detected . LAMINATED FRONT COVER. As you can see is a beautiful example, crease free, a couple of very mild fine veins can be seen on very close scrutiny. Top left corner tip has a mild bump. Spine is clean, all text fully readable and not worn, a few creases sneak round onto the front edge (see scan) BACK COVER. An enthusiastic previous owner, has written top right corner. What he paid for this treasure. Which appears to have been done years before, as it is now faded and unobtrusive (see scan)

Albums of this level of desirability come along so very rarely. I’ve just enjoyed listening to every track with Shirley Collins’s truly haunting vocal, still whirling around my head, even hours after I removed it from the turntable. Davy Graham’s highly honed skilled guitar-manship the perfect backdrop to the voice of an angel.

There is a few light surface mark, but this album plays clean and true, and feel leave you in a totally different place you were in when you first dropped the stylus on it..

Magnificent unparalleled Folk duets, magnificent in their simplicity.

Listen to the extra long soundfile so you can hear the sound quality and indeed be moved, like i was, by this duo.

Current bid: £ 84.00

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Love

Alone Again Or / A House Is Not A Motel

A fabulous 1968 first press still in birth sleeve!

Note this listing is free from cut-out bb drill, no flaws, Mint minus vinyl, perfect A-side label, staring out from it’s birth-sleeve. Forensic inspection reveals the merest minuscule “brown” stain on the flipside label (see scan)

Arthur Lee at his inventive best, such was the impact of this recording in 2001 a book on the life of Arthur Lee was actually titled “Alone Again Or” . Arthur Lee front man for “Love” was undoubtedly one of Rock’s most influential and indeed interesting characters. Living life on the edge, but always creating stimulating music that took him and his group into worldwide cult-status.

This 45 is one of his finest recordings, seldom encountered in such beautiful condition.

Current bid: £ 21.00

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Stranger Cole With Baba Brooks Band

Pussy Cat / Sweet Sweet Jenny

another fine, Ska Beat offering.

Bursting with innuendo, which Stranger Cole’s expressive vocal was so very well suited to. With the highly accomplished Baba Brooks & team backing this cheeky song. Which again is elevated by the most spectacular “Jazz-schooled” Trumpet solos.

The flip is a primitive SKA session involving several vocals.. this time split by a fabulous Clarinet intervention.

The vinyl has tiny mild surface marks, but both sides lay totally clean, without a murmur. Labels are clean, 4 prong die-cut centerpiece is full intact.

Nice copy !!

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Peter Touch & The Wailers / The Wailers

Shame And Scandal / The Jerk

Listed last time with the WRONG finishing date, so we’ve relisted this 45 so you can actually bid on it.

Check out those impressive clean labels, vinyl reveals some fine mild hairlines, plays Excellent. Click the soundfile Peter TOSH will do the rest!

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Glorious Wilson & The Belles

I Hear Bells - Ding Dong / Try Me And You'll See

Rare New York Black Girl-group Rocker in immaculate condition, still sitting in it’s birth -sleeve. The chances today, of finding this neighborhood girl session in this level of condition is virtually nil. With no recorded sales we can find, underlining it’s elusiveness.

Check the fusion of Rock N’ Roll, Gospel & R&B! This unknown Sister potent vocal propels the lyrics on a wave a girl-group sweet choruses. Unusually strong Rocker for a girl & girl-group recording.

Check out the equally impressive ballad on the flipside and you’re witnesses one very rare 45 in just tip-top condition!

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Bobbie And Bob

Coming Home / Three Long Years

Very rare 1959 Miami, Florida Teener / R&B harmony ballad..

A silky blending of the girl/boy vocal from Henry Stone & team creates a heavenly atmosphere as this Soldier away from home lament. Showcasing a seamless lead vocal cradled by considerate horns, then at the halfway point a delicious girl vocal enters the session, supported by angelic vocals taking to the air.

The flipside ratchets up the pace, but staying on the same theme of Boyfriend & Girlfriend parted by “The Draft”. Again the vocals of these two mysterious singers is top-drawer bouncing off each other in perfect harmony..

It becomes perfectly clear why this 45 carries something of an underground appreciation, from both the Doo-Wop and The Teen collectors.

NOTE: This copy is near perfect still housed in it’s birth sleeve, two utterly unmarked vinyls, perfect labels and a birth-sleeve to match.. an impeccable copy!

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Lyrics

So What / Why'd He Go

1968 private Californian press featuring the October 1965 monster “SO WHAT” - very, very RARE combination! In the right condition!

The prolific Don Ralke guides this uncompromising, defiant gathering of young Southern California guys through two audacious recordings, carrying an underground 60’s Garage following.

Click the sound file, to reveal why this is so-wanted.

Vinyl is very clean, a couple of mild blemishes, not affecting play. Both labels are flawless.

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Jackson Heights

Ragamuffins Fool

Authentic original 1972 UK press, in spectacular flawless condition. Unblemished cover, prerfect swirl labels, vinyl thzat has been carefully treasure from birth. I can’t imagine ever being able to offer a fine example of tis highly sought after album

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