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Let's Be Sweethearts Again / You And Your Fellow

Seriously hard to find 1961 harmony “Doo-Wop” in unbelievable condition - most probably “unplayed” before we found it..still in it’s birth-sleeve. Only fine hairlines (sleeve brush) marks reveal themselves in strong light. AS you can hear it plays perfectly and both labels are flawless.

From the streets of Memphis emerges this skilful stroller beautifully blending highly-honed vocals, endowed by a subtle “Bass” vocals purring away behind the silkened leadl. Truly, truly exceptional harmonizing demonstrating exactly why this 45 is so highly regarded..

Flip it over the guys quicken the pace, losing none of the creamy-smooth vocalizing of the ballad side, again with the “Bass” vocalist stealing the session.

A copy of this calibre is unlikely to surface again - act accordingly.

Current bid: £ 22.00

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Marketts

Out Of Limits

Not this is NOT the USA press - the original USA is a tough album to acquire as it’s huge reputation, as one the finest 60s instrumental albums ever made, has made the market thin for fine clean copies - no, not USA original…

..but the impossible 1964 UK press in remarkable condition. The vinyl is super-clean on inspection we locate 2 lone small light surface marks that do not affect play on the A-Side; flipside vinyl is spotless Mint minus. Both labels are perfect, protected for over 50 years by the original poly-lined inner sleeve.

Cover front and back is free of creases, tears, writing or any other detracting flaw. The only insignificant imperfection is back cover very bottom-right has a small area of age-browning.. on such an extreme rarity .. this condition, is maybe as good as it gets.

So to the ground-breaking music - that is equally admired by steadfast “Surf” fans, instrumental-idolizers and the British MODS, as the lead track “Out Of Limits” encapsulates every characteristic of the MOD 1964 Golden Age of 1964.

Not forgetting the fabulously slick “Bella Delana” which in 1976 was Cleethorpes Winter Gardens top-instrumental for quite some time, when legendary Northern Soul DJ Nev Wherry introduced it into his set, with instant effect.

Having listened to the whole lp, I can confirm it plays perfect not even a murmur in the silent grooves between the tracks. I now fully understand why this particular album is “cult” on so many different collectors scenes.

The mix of wailing horns, haunting electric guitar and gyrating Hammond is so powerful - Michawel Z. Gordon’s innovative approach to these instrumental was revolutionary blending of Rock, Pop, Surf & Soul peaking 2 years later with the gatherings magnificent Northern Soul Wigan Casino anthem “Stirrin’ Up Some Soul”

No other album springs to mind, that covers so many bases, but then again very few 60’s albums are as consistent or as inventive as this mix of Californian musicians recorded, led by the resourceful mind of Joe Saraceno.

We repeat this offering is the near “impossible” 1964 UK press is 1st. class condition as described! British album collecting at it’s most imposing.

Current bid: £ 86.00

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Curtis Lee

Calif. Gl-903 / Then I'll Know

A flawless copy - still hugging it’s brown paper seamed sleeve

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Five Satins

To The Aisle / Wish I Had My Baby

We believe this 1957 UK press of one of the UK London series trophy… is the finest condsition copy to come to market this century..

Both labels are perfect, the sleeve id the one it was born in near 60 years ago. THe vinyl on both sides only reveals the very lightest of storage sleeve contact blemishes, absolutely nothing that shows up on the stylus.

It is a beauty coming from a lifelong collection and one owner.

Current bid: £ 56.00

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Big Maceo

If You Ever Change Your Ways / Chicago Breakdown

CERISE for The Blues! 1949 RCA launched the world’s first 45s all colour-coded for their genre. Sky-Blue, Red, Black, Light Blue, Green and Yellow. Choosing differet label colours to match the vinyl shades.

The scan of this rare RCA 45 launched in 1949 does not get near to capturing it’s brilliant florescent see through Cerise vinyl with the slate-grey - gold text label. So very stunnning in real-life. We shall try and replicate its true colourful intensity with a different scan method.. this week.

Meanwhile here’s the legendary Blues pianist/vocalist Big Maceo Merriweather, is joined by Tampa Red on guitar, Earnest Crawford on string Bass, Eddie Boyd on piano and Charlie Sanders on drums.

Flip it over for a flipside Big Maceo is well know for - a piano Blues Boogie instrumental showcasing just how skilled he was on the piano…frantically paced and delivered with perfection.

A room full of Blues talent the result is quality! Listen to this 66 year old press; it plays beautifully well, with the bright coloured vinyl it is rather difficult to judge the playing surface, but we’ve detected only a few very light blemishes NOT affecting play. Graded both sides a clear excellent. Both labels are flawless.

Totally Historical and so very hard-to-find.

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Errol Dunkley

Deep Meditation / Version

Jamaican original blank with “SUCCESS” identity rubber stamping on the “version” side with handwritten credits on the a-side…. vinyl for a Jamaican “blank” is in incredibly fine condition.

O.K. Fred” Errol’s biggest 45 chart success, seems a million miles away from this non-commercial Errol Dunkley composition, charged up by a Rupie Edwards production. As an expressive Errol vocal galvanizes the sultry mid-tempo R.P. arrangement into something memorable.

This is Good stuff, for a record SUCCESS later reactivated as a b-side to meet demand, as someone already validated on the sparse label..GOOD!

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Genesis

From Genesis To Revelation

Let’s get serious!

Arguably the most important, most-desirable rare British Rock album you could possibly hope to own - and the condition is jaw-dropping!

Two perfect labels, two vinyls free of marks, original poly-lined “Red text” inner sleeve + it includes the all important inner lyric sheet. Cover is in fine clean condition also; check out the laminated front (scan) just a very few inconsequential laminate veins, very light and not distracting. Back cover is free of any flaws whatsoever.

Current bid: £ 626.00

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Muddy Waters With Little Walter

Mississippi Blues - Ep

Lets get serious, this sensational UK EP rarity from way back in May 1955 is the stuff, vinyl-digging-dreams are made of.

First that iconic cover, a work of art in itself - lovingly sketched by Nottingham based Paul Oliver who’s appreciation of The Blues moved his musical career towards writing his first Blues book on Bessie Smith 4 years later; Now of course he is a legendary Blues Historian.

The sleeve design capturing the mood of 50’s Blues scene completely.

All 4 tracks written by McKinley Morganfield himself and every track features Little Walter’s outrageous Harmonica antics..

You will not need any testimonials from us on this EP rarity or desirability; Just gaze, listen and wonder whether you can afford to pass this work of art by?

Condition: Front Cover - has light creases and a small area where the “clarifoil” has fell way (see scan). Whilst looking do note the Paul Oliver moniker bottom right.

Back Cover - is fully covered by the original “Clarfoil” laminate,with few insignificant creases & a minuscule fray middle of the opening. (see scan)

VINYL - A & B sides reveals multiple but very light surface blemishes in bright light - as you can hear it plays clean & clear. LABELS A-side has carries a small name on it see scan B-side label is totally clean and of course the Tri-Center is as the day it was die-cut “perfect”.

So first drool over the labels & cover; then put your feet up and absorb one of the Giants of “The Blues” and the unmistakable nasalised vocal of Muddy Waters and the exhilarating “harp” blows from Little Walter.

A serious piece of black music history showcased by a most-magnificent example of sleeve-art from Mr. Oliver.

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Wendigo

Gimme Some Lovin' Part 1 & 2

Wildly intimidating dancefloor fuel for THE MODS!!! On the seldom seen FIRST LABEL for this wildly effective version of the Spencer Davis Group classic!

Stevie Winwood’s anthem is deconstructed and reassembled into an intense lesson on what is possible with a guitar and Hammond. When put into the hands of a gathering, with no respect for an original version, as The Wendigo stamp their very own insanely-potent interpretation into the grooves.

Absolutely groundbreaking bad-attitude brilliance rises up; as the blending of the keyboards and Fuzz-guitar takes this recording off-the-scale.

Note this is the FIRST LABEL 1967 press before Scepter 12211 in 1968.

Vinyl inspection reveals a few light surface marks but as you will hear it plays clean & true and both those yellow labels are free of any flaws.

Clean the soundfile and prepare for a shock..

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Russ Miller

I Sit In My Window

1957 UK press in just astonishing condition still sitting after near 60s years inside its birth-sleeve.

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Reid's All Stars

Hurt / Version

The elusive 1972 British press of the Jamaican “Eagles” - Your Enemies Can’t Hurt You - credited to Reid’s All Stars.

Fabulously clean condition copy, near Mint vinyl and two perfect labels

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Daybreakers

I Wonder Why / Up, Up And Away

Rare and flawless 1958 PROMO. This actual copy sent to UK Decca for consideration to be released on their VOGUE/CORAL vehicle for USA groups. But was passed over…

So before you today is an exceptional piece of vinyl, looking utterly gorgeous inside its original birth-sleeve (one of the most eye-catching vintage sleeves ever designed) two labels are perfect, vinyl reveals some very light surface blemishes but nothing that materializes on the stylus.

We lead with the ballad side, then we jolt you up and out of your seat with the flip as Harmonica Slim writes two killers…of opposite styles.

Top-side gives-up fabulous strolling harmony, delivered with “Platters-eque” poise & ease; as a simplistic piano leads the way for the vocals to glide on a carpet of soothing voices..an highly skilled saunter showcasing Californian “Doo-Wop” at it’s best.

Flip it over… now strap yourself in as “Harmonia Slim’s” other composition whips up one hell-of-a-storm! From the first note this Black-Rocker belts out “Get Up n’dance” with every essential ingredient that ignites Rock & Roll is there and happening.

Rattling Piano, snarling lead vocal, high-pitched screams, contrasting with cool “doo-doo” harmony back-up - an insane sax-break - then the pianist morphs into Jerry Lee Lewis as he gets caught up in the euphoria..

TOTALLY BRILLIANT!!! TOTALLY RARE!!!

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Maytals

54-46 Was My Number / Version

Being undoubtedly one of Reggae’s most-popular dancefloor pleasers, an anthem since its birth 45 years ago; but decades of party-going make this title damn hard to find in impeccable vinyl condition; with the labels invariably “treasured” and I.D.’d by whoever was the owner at the time..

So when presented with two clean labels, vinyl that only reveals a light blemish or two in strong light - we are figuring there must be an army out there who would just love a fine clean copy in their collection. A record that may be not that rare - but certainly scarcely witnessed so impeccably dressed.

If your gonna own the “classics” own them as near perfect as you can acquire them in..

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Vivian Jackson & The Prophets

72 Nations Bow / Ya Be Yoo

A few light surface blemishes but plays clean and true..

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Winston Blake C/w The Itals

Herbert Splifington / Oh Lord, Why Lord

Herbert Splifington better know to his friends as “spliff” takes a draw, spouts a satisfying rap and gasps, before falling into a dreamy-oblivion for an highly accomplished trumpeter to exhibit pursed lip blowing of laudable dimensions

We are always crowing about the wealth premier musicianship indigenous to Jamacia and here before you is another “Skinhead” Reggae groove validating that obvious remark…

After the ingenious intro - as you’d expect the tune becomes addictive as its choice of subject - fabulous tune that had me repeatedly dropping the needle..

Flip it over for another fine example of 1969 Reggae, this time the horns are enriched by tightly-knitted harmony vocals craft a irresistible blend of Reggae and Soulful harmony..

Two great sides - one elusive disc.. with two perfect labels, vinyl with a few light surface marks but nothing that shows up on the stylus. As you can see it looks good and as you can hear it plays without flaw.

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Willie Mae "big Mama" Thornton

I Ain't No Fool Either / The Big Change

Acquiring records of this age, in a genre that was made to play and enjoyed, are rarely seen in anything but near trashed condition. We were gonna say we don’t think this 45 was ever played, in fact it could have been “virgin” before we lifted the soundfile..

But surely that’s a inconceivable for the Queen Of he Blues to lay untouched for 62 years.. we’ve graded it Mint minus as obviously it has been filed and has a minuscule sleeve contact hairline or two..so brief you have really scrutinize.

But whilst collecting “Big Mama”, 50s Peacock or The Blues it would be totally foolhardy to seek out or even hope for unplayed 45s. They just don’t exist, except when they come from the source this emerged from a “file Only” collection - your chance to own as near to perfection as you’ll ever see from a record born the same year as me!!

1953 … a good year for my Mama & Big Mama too….

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