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Techniques With Tommy Mccook

My Girl / Drink Wine

You would expect Tommy McCook & the Boys to deconstruct The Temptations - My Girl - classic, but no, they come up with a fabulous harmony session featuring some magnificently smooth voices that even “The Temps” would have been proud of.

Falsetto vocals rule this session, producing some of the tightest vocal-team work you could ever wish to hear. You can even forgive the use of cliched “soul” lyrics in parts - because this gathering is drenched in “Soul”

Flip it over and you’re served another fine harmony experience with those skilled vocals again impressing with silky smooth delivery.. again dripping in Soul.

Hard to decide which side I prefer..let’s just say both are superb, but I do particularly adore the trumpet solo “Drink Wine” gives up…

Both sides vinyl have some light surface marks but as you can hear they both plays clean & true.

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Prince Buster

The Big Fight (prince Buster Vs Duke Reid) / Adios Senorita

Cecil Campbell retains that “Al Capone” signature backing, for this, one of his rarer 45’s, again underlining his extreme talent for crafting the memorable…

Sound effects pale in comparison to the relentlessly haunting clarinet that pairs up with the “Capone” rhythm.. Prince Buster effortlessly rapping his way through this “Duke Reid” challenge, building an atmospheric dance groove with very few comparisons..

So very inventive and utterly contagious.

Vinyl has some light marks, but as you can hear it plays really clean and true…Both labels reveal only light signs of handling..

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Jerry Holmes

I'm The Man / The Beauty

Rare single artist New York Garage screamer in PERFECT condition.

Wild guitar intro collides with an out of kilter, nonchalant vocal. But it really works, as Jerry Holmes easy-going style accentuates the crazed guitar strumming. But not for long… Mr. Holmes’s vocal slowly becomes darker, angrier as the session unfolds… slowly grabbing you by the throat as he stealthily pulls you in…

flip it over, the man’s approach does not get any happier, as he delivers another down-in-dumps Psyche session; once again managing to perfectly marry his slow-droll vocal with the freaked-out arrangement.

BRILLIANT !! both sides..

May repeat - condition is PERFECT

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Derrick Morgan

Derrick Morgan & His Friends

Super Rare and impressive 1968 UK compilation.

6 tracks from Derrick himself, including.

  1. Lagga Head
  2. Stumblin’ Block
  3. Father Killam

a further 6 tracks from his associates, Pauline Morgan, Inventors, Pauline & the Lovelets, Black Brothers, Consomates..

Check out the sample soundfile lifted from really neat clean vinyl other tan a couple of light blemishes this would carry a Mint - grading. Both labels are perfect, protected by a poly-lined inner sleeve and as you can see cover back& front is free of writing, stains or seam splits.

This is a beautiful example of late 60s British press Reggae on one of the world’s most collectable labels.

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Ronettes

I Can Hear Music / When I Saw You

Not only a top-Spector collectors item.. it’s is an essential Girl-Group collectable + a London Label collectors-piece as you will already know the 1964 disc was PROMO ONLY!

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Willie Mae Thornton

No Jody For Me C/w Let Your Tears Run Down

The Queen Of The Blues with her Texas recording from 1951. this is the original press still inside its seamed brown paper birth-sleeve and most likely unplayed before the soundfile. 64 years old and PERFECT!

An impossible acquisition..

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Artwoods

I Take What I Want C/w I'm Looking For A Saxophonist Doubling French Horn

Ridiculously RARE 1967 UK Decca test press.

As with our recent “Frankie & Johnny” Decca test press the “unique” test press has light surface marks - visually vg but like all “test press” their vinyl offspring carry the richest sound quality from the virgin-stamper.

Checkout this Freakbeat version of James & Bobby Purify’s tame in comparison version. As Ron Wood, Keef Hartley, John Lord and John Mayall whip up a maelstrom of fuzz-guitar, thundering drum rode by wildly delinquent vocals..

A brilliantly-defiant young England twist on USA Soul.

Flip it over for a wild “John Lord” Hammond driven MOD dancer, equally outrageously compelling. An attitude John Lord would take to his more successful band “Deep Purple”

Your chance to own a serious rarity with exceptionally deep/rich sound quality.

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Roy Nixon & The Down Beats

Hard-rockin' Daddy C/w Down Beat

RARE New England Rockabilly!

Small town Meriden, Connecticut gives up a piano slamming Rocker from Roy Nixon and crew. A potent shouter fully bolstered by horns and a savage sax-break.

Roy spouts all the Rock & Roll cliches as pace gather to the second saxophone intrusion that gives way to that unchecked Pianist would fight his way back in…good solid D.I.Y. neighborhood Rocker.

Flip it over and the Sax-Man & Keyboard rapist go head to head again…on the Bluesy swinger we’ll say they came out evens in their battle for supremacy..

This is a nice clean copy - as you see both labels are flawless - vinyl inspection reveals a few light surface blemishes but as you can hear it plays with fault.

RARELY seen for sale..

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E. C. Beatty

Ski King C/w I'm A Lucky Man

An extremely elusive slab of Rock-A-Billy on it’s 1959 British release.

You rarely encounter the UK Felsted label in situation - to have in front of you this solid rocker is surely a treat. Sought after on its 1959 USA Colonial label release, as a neat clean Brit-press it is something rather special.

Neat clean vinyl - forensic inspection under light reveal light-hairline blemishes but as you can hear both sides play clear & true. Original 4 prong center is full intact and both labels are flawless.

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Ann Nichols & The Sentimentals

I'm Sixteen Years C/w Lover I'm Waiting For You

Rare feelgood girl vocal 1958 Doo-Wop rocker fully supported by a full male-vocal group harmony backing.

This obscure New Yorker is in fine clean condition, vinyl inspection only reveals a few insignificant light surface blemishes not affecting play. Both labels as you can see are perfect in ever way.

Rarely seen for sale and offering so much girly-optimism it’s actually lifted my day…

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Versatiles

Lu-lu Bell / Long Long Time

Rare 1969 UK press of this double Joel Gibson production

Pacey A-side races along on a wave of tight harmonies and a rattling relentless backing track. Tight and utterly absorbing dance tune..

Flip it over the rushing production drops to a canter but loses none of the a-sides charismatic atmosphere as again the harmonies are seamlessly blended..

Two strong sides on this elusive 45 - that has light surface marks but as you can hear it plays clean, clear & true..on the high quality British vinyl.

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Uniques

Love Vibration / Rock A By Woman

Blinding vinyl condition on this seldom-encountered 1974 Sidney Crooks production.

The colourful B&C’s Attack label is always a pleasure to find, full of high quality recordings - this particular release giving up two impressive sides.

Topside is a nice interpretation of the Memphis Ann Pebbles recording, that backed up her only British hit “I Can’t Stand The Rain”. Obviously Sidney Crooks picked up on Ms. Peebles flipside and thought it fitting for a vocal-group Reggae take on it - fine job they do too.

But it is the flipside that impresses the most - Freddie McKay’s song decorated with a haunting clarinet and ghostly vocals. Fabulous mid-tempo that creeps under the skin as the atmosphere created by the expressive vocals is quite overwhelming - AWESOME TUNE!!

The only flaw on this stand-out disc is the tiny file # on the a-side label (see scan). The rest of the disc is nothing short of perfect!

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Treasure Boy

A Message To Martha / Tears Won't Help

Sidney Crooks guides T.Boy through the Burt Bacharach & Hal David standard, that the great Lou Johnson made into a Soul favourite circa 1964. Upping te pace a little and letting the “cracking” vocal loose was a clever move, as the standard shifts gear into an uplifting but thoroughly soulful experience.

Flip it over and again te pen of Freddie McKay catches the ear with a fluid non-commercial song - swirling hammond seamlessly guide that rather special vocal through a tight-jerky dance arrangement.

Again the best side sit hidden away on a b-side.

Noting the only flaw on this stand-out disc is the tiny file # on the a-side label (see scan). The rest of the disc is nothing short of perfect!

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Ronnie Hayden

S.o.s. (i Love You) / Too Late

This very RARE 1961 New York Doo-Wop-Teener offering up two sides epitomizing the Teen Sound of the early 60s.

Sound effects introduce you to Ronnie’s innocently convincing vocal supported by a bank of string, squealing girls and a male “Doo-Wop” inspired answering “Yeah”. The whole sessions belies its small-label independence and the recording is crammed full of happenings..

Standout Teener..

Flip it over and Ronnie’s vocal is again richly supported by Vinny Catalano’s imaginative arrangement…

Two impressive sides - one elusive disc.

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Rudy Grayzell

Judy / I Think Of You

A beautifully clean 1958 original press, giving up a fearsome Memphis Rocker.

Rudy takes it to the limits, as his vocal twist n’ turns, soars and dives whilst an insane guitar rattles out a breathtaking rhythm, for his wildly expressive vocal to hook on to.

Killer guitar break takes the recording up yet another notch, but that psychotic vocal upstages all the background happenings with out out-of-his-skin tongue twisting performance.

Proper Rockabilly in fine clean condition, vinyl inspection reveals only a couple of minor surface blemishes as you ca hear it plays clean loud & true; and as yo can see it presents two immaculate labels..

Flip for a neat Memphis love-ballad…

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Larry & Alvin

Nanny Goat / Smell You Crep

Everybody’s favourite SKA label !

Neat 1968 UK press giving up silky vocals entwined within a keyboard driven arrangement. Lengthy hammond break showcases some intricate fingering of the keys.. on this fine Clement Dodd production.

Flip it over and C.S. Dodd is working his magic again as he treats to a flip that we feel is the “best” side; as the pace quickens and the dance-beat becomes utterly infectious..the duo convey their enthusiasm so convincingly.. Love it!

One rare disc, to great sides seldom witnessed in such clean condition. Vinyl is a strong excellent, with only a few very light surface blemishes, none affecting play. Both labels have minor flaws; The A-side has a tiny “x” on the 4 prong centerpiece. Flipside label carries a previous owners faded i.d. stamp.

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