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Desmond Dekkar / Patsy & Desmond

Get Up Edina / Be Mine Forever

1963 UK press on the legendary red & white Island label. Classic SKA and Desmond Dekker’s “breakthrough” recording with his new 4 man backing group “The Aces”

Even in those fledgling years Dekker was developing a unique vocal style that would secure him worldwide success a few years later with his distinctively contorted facial muscles as he quick-fire delivery of tongue-twisting lyrics became his trademark.

As with the Winston Samuels Ska Beat 45, this recording also benefits from a lone blow-hard trumpeter strutting his craft..

A SKA classic, saturated in neighbourhood enthusiasm

With the also impressive flipside, Desmond teams up with Millicent Todd and the duo draw heavily from the Del-Vikings Doo-Wop anthem “Come Go with Me”

Two great sides, minor surface marks with the lead side being a strong vg+ flip 1/2 a grade less, both label carry initials of ownership on the label - non-intrusive (see scan)

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Upsetters C/w West Indians

Man From M. I. 5 / Oh Lord

Try finding this 45 in Mint minus condition, now there’s a challenge!

When a record is such a dancehall detonator, they are invariably in heartbreaking condition, with defaced or moniker attacked labels.

Check out the sound-file from utterly flawless vinyls, hear that Hammond whistle through the space as clear as a bell, then spy those “like new” label complete with the original die-cut 4 prong label, fully intact.

!969 UK press of one of the more elusive “Lee Perry” sessions, but much much more than elusive in this truly “stand out” condition.

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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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Genesis

Where The Sour Turns To Sweet / In Hiding

You are viewing one of the world’s rarest most-wanted historical Rock Singles of the 60’s. Both titles taken from their highly coveted “From Genesis To Revelation” album, and just like the LP this release too failed to sell.

Before you is a 1969 radio station file copy, that has seen little or no turntable time what so ever. Both vinyls are a perfect Mint minus, labels have been the Singapore Radio Station I.d. Rubber Stamping..

The album is of course iconic piece of late 60s’ psyche, this “impossible” 45 carries an equal renown.

Act accordingly, we are unlikely to encounter another copy..

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Apostolic Intervention

Tell Me Have You Ever Seen Me / Madame Garcia

One of the ultimate Small Faces related artifacts, insanely rare and this copy is FLAWLESS!!

Produced b y Stevie Marriott & Ronnie Lane it shimmers with all the alluring characteristics of a Small Faces session; and there is some credence to the fact that Stevie Marriott actually played bass on the session, although that isn’t actually 100% confirmed.

Another reason this serious rarity carries that distinctive “Small Faces” atmosphere is because Kenney Jones taught Jerry Shirley to play drums so well he ended up sounding exactly like him!

A 45 shrouded in mystery, rarity and myth. But certainly what is not myth is how cool it sounds and how insanely challenging it is to acquire an unblemished copy..

Do not snooze, as we doubt we’ll find another copy in this eye-popping state..

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Winston Samuels

Never Again / My Angel

A super nice copy, two vinyl that only reveal a few mild blemishes under close inspection, both sides play perfect. 3 prong die-cut center is fully intact and both labels are Mint minus.

Mr. Samuels 2nd release on this iconic label, delivers delightfully primitive, horn dominated Island SKA creating a feelgood mood, with not only Winston’s delicately projected vocal but also with the fluid arrangement. Deliciously naive, capturing the time perfectly..

Flip it over and th hear a flipside that once again like so many of these mid-60s recordings, showcases trumpet playing of the highest calibre, making for me, a flip of more kudos. As the uncredited trumpet soloist really pushes the boundaries.

Later of course Winston Samuel would part back Desmond Dekker as a member of The Aces, it is unclear to me whop that trumpeter was, but he sure grabbed my attention..

It would be hard to locate a finer copy of this Ska Beat release.

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13th Chime

Coffin Maker / Cuts Of Love

Very highly sought-after 1981 Punk indie from this 4 man gathering of Mick Hand, Gary O’Connor, “Crow” & Ricky Cook. Band member designs a stunning “card” gatefold that is as brilliant in it’s starkness as the music is in it;s defiance!

500 only run some 35 years ago makes this private press one extremely rare piece especially in this stand out condition.

Vinyls are a strong Mint -, both labels are clean, with only the light patina of eager hands getting it to the turntable (the only sign of playing activity). The Pop-Art cover has just a minuscule wrinkle on the top seam, otherwise MINT!

Seriously elusive disc, in tip-top condition. 

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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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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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Robert Williams & The Groovers

Cranberry Blues / Loud Mufflers

Raw neighborhood, primitive but rattlin’ good Rockabilly.

A rare 45 offering some of the most impressive Rockin’-Guitar work ever committed to vinyl. A curled-up lip, spouts out nonsensical lyrics (inspired by Summertime Blues ?” an immense guitar break is followed by a manic drum attack and then more guitar insanity before Robert and the Boys burst back into the session… snarling and purring at breakneck pace.

Flip it over The Groovers take on a bigger part, with strong harmony back up to Robert Williams’s twangy vocal, a very brief guitar intrusion giving you a hint that he’ll be back to rip the recording up with his unstoppable need to be the star of the show…. we wait and wait, then just when you think the record is about to end.. in he comes with a massive eruption of fully 33 seconds of guitar mental-disorder!

LOVE IT!!

Two great sides of garage Rockabilly probably a short while after the bar shut…

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Cliff Richard

Again / The Minute You're Gone

the rare 1965 USA PROMO offering, the only single press of “Again” noting, there is no British Columbia release for “Again”, which did briefly appear as a track on his 1965 Album Columbia 33SX 1709 “Cliff Richard”

This is a listing for the “Cliff” completists.. knowing we have never encountered a release copy of this Epic 5-9757 45; most probably correctly rumoured to be PROMO ONLY!

Here is Cliff reconstruction of Doris Day’s 1949 hit as a flawless 1965 USA Promo copy housed in it’s birth sleeve. You will not meet a cleaner copy, and you certainly won’t bump into a UK Columbia pressing, as it doesn’t exist.

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Jimmy Feagans And The Jap Curry Blazers

Saturday Night / No Matter

An unusual but attention-seeking 45, mixing of two different genres, as Jimmy Feagans struts through drum & sax dominated Rocker on the lead side, then drops into a Doo-Wop harmony ballad on the flip. Both sides feature the Jap Curry Blazers with band leader “Jap Curry’s” saxophone talents, hugely influencing both recordings.

Rare 1958 New York vocal group assisted recordings, that give up the “best Of Both Worlds” as the soundfile confirms but noteworthy recording.

A-side vinyl is nice and clean, having only a few very mild surface blemishes, as you can hear it plays perfectly. Flip side vinyl has a mark at the run-in that gives up a few very light ticks on the intro.

It’s not often a record can portray two such differing genres, and do them both well. That’s why Jap Curry and his work enjoys an healthy underground following.. we now need to hear more from this N.Y. neighborhood team.

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Ruth Brown

Just Too Much / Book Of Lies

The Queen of Rockin’ R&B again gives us a recording, you just can’t ignore..

Top side is a raucous dancer with Ruth as usual supported by a wealth of male harmony backing, to serve us with one of her stand-out sessions as she rides a relentless hammond, with Doo-Wops ringing out, bringing through that good, good, feeling associated with all all her vintage recordings.

Flip it over, we hear Ruth proving a pint that see can seeing the Jazz/Blues every note as good as her rival Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn as Ruthie presents a simplistic sad so very convincingly, enriched once again by those harmonies from the background.

Two heartstopping side in their most desirable form, a neat clean 1958 British press, considered both very rare & essential UK black music collecting.

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Heptones

Darling I Love You / I Shall Be Released

Which side to lead with, always a very pleasing dilemma. As arguably Jamaica’s tightest harmony group present us with two soulful delicacies, displaying Soulful vocals knitted with a Jamaican arrangement.

Well I lead with the side I like the best, being Soulfully biased, I consider “Darling I Love You” one of the sweetest Soul recordings to come out of the Island’s. Low Riders and European “sweet” collectors/Dj’s will be nodding with approval, as this team’s tightness delivers utterly beautiful “Sweetness”

Flip it over for an equally seamless, but more “dance” orientated harmony recording.. I adore both sides and hope the “Soul” community will take the time to absorb these pristinely-stitched voices.. which ever side you drop the stylus on.

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Lamars

My Motor Bike Balked / Patsy

Without doubt this 45 on this iconic Memphis label, is not only the rarest 45 on Goldwax, it is only one of the rarest 60’s 45’s on the Planet!

and this copy is FLAWLESS!!

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