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Righteous Flames

Let The Music Play / True Born African

An insanely rare Winston Jarrett project, offering up two early 70’s Reggae recordings that hardly left the RCA warehouse. Seldom if ever seen for sale and this copy was UNPLAYED until we lifted the two impressive sound files.

1973 UK press in just perfect condition.

Where would to find another copy like this, a virgin until he was 43 years of age!

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The winning bid was £ 82.00

Wayne Handy

Say Yeah / Could It Be

North Carolina Rocker on it’s very sought after 1958 tri-center British release in close to Mint minus condition.

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The winning bid was £ 204.00

Ruth Brown

A New Love / Look Me Up

The Queen Of R&B with one of her seriously elusive British 45s in astonishingly fine condition.

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The winning bid was £ 207.00

Mellow Cats, Count Ossie, Warrickas / Monto And The Cyclones

Rock A Man Soul / Lazy Lou

Embryonic SKA from 1961 an infectious vocal, featuring some fabulously naive horn blowing and nursery rhyme style lyrics. Capturing the essence of the developing SKA sound, Instrumental solos are particularly ear-pricking.

This is 45 is essentially a rare # in the run, but also showcasing iconic percussionist Count Ossie who was right there, in the thick of it, as the creation of SKA music unfolded.

An historical piece, and one of the harder Blue Beats to acquire, this copy has light surface marks and both sides suffer a little from low-fi recording techniques.

The flipside in particular is not a high fidelity recording.. We are offering history here, even though the recordings are low, but on the upside “Lazy Lou” features of of the most impressive Sax - Breaks of all early Jamaican sessions.

A chance to fill that annoying gap in your Blue Beat collection.

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The winning bid was £ 17.00

Heptones / Tommy Mccook & The Supersonics

Gunmen Coming To Town

An highly sought after 45 that seldom breaks surface!

Here’s a chance to own a clean copy - some mild tiny surface hairline but plays nice, clear & loud. Label the minuscule name “Sue” on the 4 prong centerpiece

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The winning bid was £ 126.00

Absolute

I'm A Man / Are You Ready

Another rare grungy Garage winner, as this small-town Missouri group take on the classic Stevie Winwood and Jimmy Miller composition “I’m A Man”

Raw, naive and totally captivating. As the blend of the growling vocal attacking the Hammond saturated rhythm, with a relentless-rattling-rimshots amalgamate to create a nasty Garage mover.

The organ, now chances tone allowing a thrashing Fuzz Guitar to strut in and take over, with a lengthy intrusion of rare-quality. The moody Hammond strikes back and the session is complete…

Flip it over for more of the same style, this time the pace really picks up, for stomping Garage the DJ’s and dancers will relish.

Two sides of really obscure, manic street level D.I.Y. rock!

Vinyl has mild surface marks but as you can hear they do not affect the fidelity. Plays potent and fearsome on both sides with no hint of interference.

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The winning bid was £ 32.00

Dreamers

Sweet Chariot / Let's Go Downtown

Very sought 1968 Reggae dance classic, with unblemished Mint - vinyl.

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The winning bid was £ 49.00

Paul Freeman / Upsetters

Don't Give Up / Give Up ( Version )

a flawless, close to Mint copy of this 1971 UK press

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The winning bid was £ 16.00

Skeptics

Apple Candy / Ride Child

A Serious Garage rarity - top, top piece, in top, top condition!

A Grail, offering R&B inspired stompin’ Garage! Vocally strong, with a delinquent voice full of defiance spitting out the lyrics, with a delightful nasty edge to it. Then a guitar break echoing torment & revenge, erupts for an paralleled solo. Leaving you in no doubt you are listening to something rather special..

The flip is a different animal, but just as convincing as the sessions falls into a LSD-esque state of unconsciousness, a Psyche session that almost hypnotizes, as crashing cymbals, and tricky guitar picks fuse into an eerie 2 minutes…

TWO KILLERS on one insanely rare disc, in dream condition throughout ..

Vinyl & label perfection awaits the triumphant…

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The winning bid was £ 333.00

Sun Chariot

Rosemarie / Dop You Wanna Know

A totally STONE MINT 1972 copy of Sunchariot’s debut single for Decca.The first of only three 45’s ! All of which sunk into the depths of obscurity that British non-hits get submerged into.

Well, thank Heaven for the ever curious, investigative record-collectors. As this was a real gem of British Heavy Rock that Decca mistakenly led with an insipid Pop Rock A-side, whilst a Monster piece of delinquent grungy Rock lay hidden on the flipside.

We have led with Decca’s wishy-washy choice of “A” take a listen in the knowledge that things can only get better. Because the flipside is a transformation in style, a pin-your-ears-back belter, featuring some insane guitar work and potent vocal that carries of the economical lyrics convincingly. As he pulls the song towards the “break” with a squeal he steps aside.. and the guitars take over… lifting it up into Heavy Rock stardom, which someone out there discovered way after this failure was deleted.

Decca what were you thinking.. the jewel was on the flip.. but you know that now as the reputation of this recording is growing.. all over the WWW

To remind you, this 45 is MINT unplayed before we lifted the double-soundfile.  

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The winning bid was £ 14.00

Norma Frazer / Bumps Oakley

The First Cut Is The Deepest / Rag Doll

Cat Stevens’s poetry of first love’s pain, made into an immortal Soul ballad by P. P. Arnold is given a beautiful make-over as Norma Frazer raises the tempo, as she turns hurt into joy, singing into an uptempo arrangement, whilst losing none of the poignancy of those timeless lyrics.

Flip it over for another uplifting cover version as an uncredited vocal-group and Bump’s Oakley revamp the Four Seasons hit. Tight unusual harmonies woven into an uplifting rhythm.

Two strong sides on an highly coveted label that just demands ownership.

Vinyl is sublime, a strong clean Mint minus, labels are flaw-free no writing or tears, a very mild sticker residue blemish (see scan) otherwise these too are Mint minus.

A stunning copy, offering up two tantilizing tunes.

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The winning bid was £ 79.00

Falling Leaves

She Loves To Be Loved / Not Guilty

Astonishing condition, perhaps unplayed before we lifted the two soundfiles.

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The winning bid was £ 65.00

Dale Wright

She's Neat / Say That You Care

The extremely elusive1958 British press

Very close to Mint minus one very mild brief surface blemish NOT affecting play. A spectacular copy!

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The winning bid was £ 66.00

Flamingos

I Only Have Eyes For You / I Was Such A Fool (to Fall In Love With You)

A listing for those of you seeking as near perfection as possible whilst hunting down rare British 45s.

This is an utterly stunning store-stock copy, in storage for 57 years!!

Near perfection, just a few hairline sleeve paper contact blemishes, revealed under strong light; More than likely today was the first time this rarity has been played, whilst a double sound-file was lifted of this timeless vocal-group classic.

Checkout that label scan gorgeousness, still sitting inside it’s birth-sleeve, you will never encounter a finer example of a song, consider an anthem of it’s genre!

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The winning bid was £ 84.00

Human Beings

You're Bad News / Ling Ting Tong

Rare 1966 Detroit Garage on a flawless PROMO copy. Of this highly collectable label, which is littered with fabulous Northern Soul, Motor City Garage as John Rhys & Barney Duke Browner built a formidable record label..from 1965 to 1967.

This one consider a “Garage” Michigan Grail, after wider exposure due to being featured on an early Pebbles vol. 7 in 1980.

A relentless pounding session featuring one of most riveting guitar riffs ever to emerge from Detroit.

Noting the pristine condition of the vinyl & promo label, expect a little rivalry on this listing..

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The winning bid was £ 50.00

Vikings

Helpin' Ages / Hallelujah

A fine clean copy, so very hard to acquire these desirable Island Red & whites in flawless condition.

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The winning bid was £ 15.00

Beatles

Please, Please Me

1963 stereo press in spectacular condition.

Step by step let’s look at a rare sight of near perfection.

LABELS. as clean as they could possibly be. All text is perfect, no fade what so ever. Spindle hole is like new, that would suggest the album has been played maybe a handful of times by a fastidious owner. (See Scan) they are as near perfect as you could hope to encounter.

INNER SLEEVE. Original rice paper line birth-inner is flawless

VINYLS so near to mint, played but oh so carefully, a few sleeve brushes, NO harlines, marks or signs of a stylus knock. I’ll never see better.

DEADWAX machine stamped matrix A-side YEX 94-1 b-side YEX 95-1 sitting @ 6 o’clock machine stamped R 1.1 in the 3 o’clock position.

LAMINATE FLIPBACK COVER. The front area is free of any flaws, no serious creasing, some very mild fine laminate veins, but not hard on the eye. (see scan) . Top two corner tips, carry very mild bumps. Again very light, mild not detracting from near perfectness. Bottom two tips have minuscule blemishes.

The flipback BACK COVER as you can see is spotless, noting we have not cleaned or renovated any of the white area or seams leaving that as the new owners preference.

This is a stunning STEREO copy, frankly I can’t imagine ever encountering a better one!

Act accordingly..

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The winning bid was £ 211.00

Ruddy & Sketto

Was It Me / Minna Don't Deceive Me

Rare 1963 Blue Beat in Pristine condition, not a blemish on either the vinyl or those iconic labels.

Ruddy Grant, Eddy’s younger Brother with his long-term writing/singing partner Sketto Richards recorded and released a surprising amount of material through the 60’s. This 45 like most of their releaes, this is an uptempo feelgood party play, saturated in horns, with a superior trumpet intervention.

On the flip the pairing again provide seamless vocals but not at breakneck pace but an equally convincing mid-tempo stroller. As a plea for Minna to be faithful and true. Again they are supported by accomplish brass that does not overwhelm the vocals as a well timed lengthy trumpet break steals the show..

Love both sides, with the condition so clean, we don’t think we will ever encounter finer copy! Act accordingly…

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The winning bid was £ 12.00

Jackie Wilson

Jumpin' Jack

Tis rare 1960 4 track EP is essentially a product of MOTOWN.

We are directly this listing for those of you who appreciate PERFECTION!

And realize that to acquire the Berry Gordy project in “as new” condition, is just a vinyl-daydream, a quest most will have only considered as foolhardy in the extreme.

Both labels are perfect, vinyls are near Mint, a couple of very faint sleeve contact blemishes on A-side vinyl, B-side is “as good as it gets”

Cover carries full depth of colour, no fade to the red on the front. Still retains the richness it has at birth. Back cover as you can see is flawless. Only pimple of the whole package of this ground-breaking EP is a tiny bb drill bottom left (see scan)

Whether Motown or Jackie Wilson that is your interest in this historic release, we can without too much doubt say, we will not be seeing a cleaner copy anytime soon.

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The winning bid was £ 48.00

Buddy Holly

Early In The Morning / Now We're One

A listing for those of you seeking as near perfection as is possible whilst collecting precious vinyl.

This 1958 USA Buddy Holly 45 is pristine, we also feel it was maybe unplayed before we lifted the double soundfile, after of lifetime filed, imprisoned in it’s birth-sleeve. Whilst Buddy Holly collecting you just don’t meet, pristine 45s.

You will not locate a finer example

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The winning bid was £ 19.00

Jess Duboy

Silhouettes

A flawless 1964 PROMO still in birth-sleeve.

RARE and wonderful TEENER with silky vocal group backing, a truly smooth approach to Bob Crewe & Frank Slay’s timeless composition for the Rays 7 years earlier. But a year earlier than Herman’s Hermits interpretation that became a smash hit both sides of the Atlantic.

Before you today is the rarest recording of this truly memorable song, which for serious Teen collectors, a very challenging 45 to acquire. Especially in this level of condition

Take a listen to Jess Duboy’s consummate deliver, those guys squeaky tight harmonies but I bet you, like me are instantly captivated by an unknown girl with the pitch-perfect “Silhouettes” answering call, so shrill it arrows your heart… beautiful!

An all together delicious, killer Teen rcording, so smooth and so elusive!

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Denims

White Ship / Dalty Dog Man

A fine clean 1966 USA original still in birth-sleeve - just a lovely example.

From the streets of Queens, New York this 6 man gathering with a penchant for bad-attitude snarling vocals, propelled by equally audacious guitar work, relentless percussion drives those voices to squeal, squirm and scream their way through a sea of musicianship, with mutinous delivery.

Flip it over and these guys don’t get any friendlier; with Cliff Addams adding a squawking harmonica to their arrangement, smashing out an uncompromising R&B influenced “Hip-shaker” liberally peppered with impressively angry guitar breaks..

Two heavy-duty examples of New York Garage back to back.

Condition could hardly be finer, two perfect labels, housed inside birth-sleeve, a-side vinyl has a couple of very mild surface marks that do not transfer to the stylus. Listen to the play-perfect sound lifted of this disc, with the equally captivating, flip side vinyl a perfect Mint minus..

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Billy Joe & The Checkmates

Voyage To The Bottom Of The Sea

Of all the Billy Joe Hunter weird instrumental that seemed to adorn the vast majority of this iconic labels flip-sides, hardly any carried much more purpose than filling a blank piece of vinyl.

But when Billy put his moniker as Billy Joe to the credits with the Checkmates backing him the choice of material was so much stronger. All Billy Joe’s 45’s on Dore are collectable, this one in our experience is ironically te best instrumental and also by far the rarest.

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