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Denzil

Seven Nights In Rome / Love Is For Fools

This listing is all about CONDITION to acquire the elusive 1963 UK Blue Beat # 181 in anything but used vg condition is exceptional. Two neat clean labels (a tiny tick on the DJ preferred side), 4 prong die-cut center fully intact, vinyl that has received no more than a cursory plays in the 54 years. If you are on that most difficult of challenges; “Finding vintage Reggae 45s in Mint minus condition” do not pass by, this is the finest example of rare Blue Beat we’ve encountered in quite some time.

This 100% Denzil Dennis project plays perfect, emitting classic style SKA, welded by Denzils charismatic vocal, a killer Sax break, and if you listen carefully, a distant group background appreciative chant or two. This mid-tempo creeps under your skin.

Flip it over, Denzil raises the bar with a frantic dance session full of the same ingredients, this ratcheted up into a gatecrashing slab of SKA.

Two fantastic sides, in the condition you rarely encounter (Mint minus!) 

Current bid: £ 47.00

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Graham Bond Organisation

There's A Bond Between Us

Ground breaking British R&B from an iconic band who gathered a huge cult-following within the burgeoning MOD scene of the mid-sixties, triggered by the contemporary sound of the Hammond organ, that by 1965 had been skillfully mastered by Bond pushing the boundaries of the keyboards capabilities.

As you can see this listing is the RARE 1965 UK blue logo FIRST PRESS album in fabulous condition! Certainly the most immaculate example I’ve seen in a very long time… the unforgettable spectacular “Ginger Baker” designed front cover, that you could never pass by during a vinyl dig, underlining just how seldom this album is found…

The group’s penchant for R&B is showcased not only with solo compositions by Graham Bond, Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce but they also acknowledge the Memphis Sound with a uncompromising version of The Mar-Keys - Last Night; USA R&B classics like Ray Charles’s - What’d I Say, The Night Time Is The Right Time & Jimmy Smith’s - Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Wolf.

From the start to the finish you’ll be listening to one of the crucial catalysts of the bridge from Modern Jazz to R&B/Soul cementing the MOD movements musical tastes and fueling the all-night Soul/R&B Club landscape that every major city in Britain would enjoy.

An album (their 2nd. for Columbia) that is so difficult to acquire in investment condition: VINYL is very close to Mint minus housed in original rice-paper-lined inner sleeve. Label are flaw-free, although a-side label has a trace of a previous sticker residue, FLIPBACK COVER. As you can see both front and back are free of any flaws, but again previous cellotape EDGE strengthening (an habit so prevalent with 60’s collectors) ensuring no unnecessary damage is incurred to the extremities of the album..see scans, a minuscule fine trace of cellotape residue can be detected under close scrutiny.

Do not miss a most-significant album, offering a window into the Golden era of MOD

Current bid: £ 221.00

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Theo Beckford

Boller Man / Daphine

Classic style early SKA peppered with outrageous trumpet intrusions, lifting the session into an inspiring jam.

Flip it over for a sad but too common tale of his girl not only running off, but taking Theo’s “things” with her; His plea to “Daphine” to bring back his “things” is enforced by again some convincing Horn blows and a harmonica adding to his plight… again a good early SKA grrove, even if it is a tale of woe.

This elusive 1963 UK press, vinyl has a few mild surface marks, visually lots of gloss plays as you can hear loud, clean and true with little or now sign of it’s 54 years of age.

Just love those enthusiastic horns, and Theo Beckfords laid back vocal. A-side has a label removal scar from a previous life (see scan), flipside label is flazw free.

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Pyramids

All For You Vocal & Instrumetal

Exceptional condition, utterly flawless solid center example.

A Monty Neysmith and Roy Ellis collaboration guide by the highly regarded English producer Bruce Anthony the man behind so many successful early Reggae recordings..

Unfortunately this 1971 get together, failed miserably with sales consequently in 2017 to snag a 100% clean copy is very tricky. Check out the two flawless labels and be assured the vinyl is perfect also.

Soulful lead vocal sails on a wave of strings, violin plucks. Well times brass instrumental break gives rest to the attractively cracked-voice. all enriched by a heavenly girl-group chorus.

Addictive, especially in this condition of no upgrade ever required!

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Owen And Leon C/w Skatalites

Running Around / Around The World

SKA scholars will know UK Island messed up the labeling slightly, by crediting Owen & Leon Silvera on the instrumental side, whilst (Tommy McCook) and the Skatalites are given the credit for the “vocal” side.

We’ve sound-filed “as is” how the UK release came out, but as this Treasure Isle beauty is equally enthralling no matter which side you choose.

Vinyl condition is neat and clean, a previous owner has put A on the (vocal) b-side to remind himself of Island error but like me he rated both sides with an AB being lightly written on the flip.

Two strong sides, hard to acquire in such clean condition.

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Hamlins C/w Soul Vendors

Sentimental Reasons / Last Waltz

Two highly sought after Clement Dodd inspired strollers with lovers in mind..

Top side is an Alton Brown & Alphonso Stewart reconstruction of a 1946 classic stroller originally recorded by the incomparable Nat King Cole, a timeless ballad written by Deek Watson & William Best.. now given the Jamaican make over, but losing none of it’s “Cole” charm.

The flipside is a most unusual choice, but underlines the ingenuity of “Island” musician as they transform Engelbert Humperdinck’s dreariness into an addictive instrumental, a riveting display of Saxophone manipulation, at its most exquisite. Raw, compelling and as much as you resist..it just gets ya..

Condition is not the best, multiple small surface marks, a “Jan Molby” surface playing a mile better than it first appears. Lightly faded label (see scan)

RARE 45 that don’t ever turn up in level of condition we like to list, but it plays well.. chance to snag an “ugly ducklin” at an attractive price

Current bid: £ 9.00

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Rolling Stones

Sad Day / You Can't Always Get What You Want

Very Rare 1973 UK Decca PROMO, with blinding flawless vinyl, radio station DJ file number on the A-side label it’s it’s only flaw.

Very challenging 45 to acquire for “The Stones” completer.

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Third Ear Band

Alchenmy

A fabulous copy FIRST PRESS in fully laminated gatefold cover, NO EMI logo on labels (see scans) of this John Peel favourite.

Strange, weird but highly effective and groundbreaking. Rising from the disaster of having most of their equipment stolen, they made music with what was not taken and what they could afford to replace. So with “school orchestra” level instruments and bongos the determined team set about recording this platter of weirdness to great effect.

An experimental session incorporating their Jazz leanings into psychedelic Rock, giving birth to a unique but eerie mix of the Far East, Medieval England and an opium-den dream-scape. Highly accomplished musicians pushing the envelope British Prog on the lowest of budgets… little wonder the band gathered up something of a cult-following

A-side vinyl is flawless, not a blemish, plays and looks spectacular. B-Side vinyl on very close inspection has one light surface brush, not affecting anything but your eyes trying to locate it.

Both labels are totally clean, fully laminated gatefold is in fine clean condition with the so often tainted white areas being a bright reflective white. No flaws other than the lightest of corner-tip nudges from storage.

View scans, it is the extra-clean condition why this 1969 is here of auction…

Current bid: £ 42.00

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Slickers C/w Roland Alphonso

Johnny Too Bad / Saucy Hord

Although this track was strong featured in the 1972 Jimmy Cliff Jamaican street crime movie “The Hard They Come” this Byron Lee production is still no easy find. as demand for ownership since the film has never waned.

Pre-Pioneers session for Sidney & Derrick Crooks, seldom seen 1971 UK press offering up two strong “Skinhead” grooves..tight harmony choruses, silky lead vocal and a relentless dance rhythm, elevated by Hammond interventions makes for a perfect dance inducing drop.

Flip it over to be wowed by one of the world’s greatest tenor-Saxophonists as he glides seamless through a mid-paced instrumental displaying his seamless skill of reed manipulation. You will find yourself dropping the stylus again and again as this recording is saturated in “rewind” qualities… highly accomplished mastery of his instrument.

This copy has some fine tiny surface hairlines, visually vg+ plays Ex + as you can see at some point in it’s life the 4 prong center has been removed, for easy DJing.

Current bid: £ 21.00

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Elvis Presley

California Holiday

Special review copy from Columbia Pictures sent to Miss T. Cheetham in 1966 comes complete with the original with compliments slip from “Film House, 142 - 150 Wardour Street, London W1. Whether Miss Cheetham was a music reviewer or the recipient of an Elvis competition or even a high ranker at RCA or Columbia picture is unclear.

What we do know is this LP and the dedicated compliment note from David Brown and been treasured way beyond the norm, over 50 years old and looking just like Miss Cheetham saw as she opened the mailer first time.

Red Seal labels are perfection, housed in original poly-lined company inner sleeve. A-side Vinyl reveals not even the merest blemish, no hairlines or any marks of any description. Spindle hole indicates a minuscule evidence of maybe one play of the B-side and two of the A-side.

NOTE B-SIDE VINYL has storage “sweat” no marks, scratches or even signs of plays but 50 years of pressing hard onto the poly-liner has inprinted “wash film” on the surface not affecting fidelity whatsoever.

Laminated cover please scrutinized the cover scans provided, astonishingly preserved Mint minus. Minus comes in as we detected a couple of tiny laminate hairlines near the spine. Spine itself is PERFECT

Elvis collectors you are all stalking those elusive TOP CONDITION vinyls that are all now tucked away in the world’s best collections..

This album complete with the reason it’s so untouched (the coveted with compliments slip) is probably the finest example in existence!

Act accordingly…

Current bid: £ 42.00

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Billy Fury

Paradise Alley / Well... Allright

Billy Fury 60’s British Rock idol, who had a string of hits for Decca is here at the end of the 60s with his RAREST UK 45.

1970 Parlophone DEMO with flawless vinyl. Ex-Radio Luxembourg copy that seems never receive airplay, but was noted with the DJ’s name and a file number. None of which detract too much from the beauty of the startling green wholly spanned with that irresistible big white “A”

Mike Hurst at the controls of this Carole King and David Palmer collaboration, a string lifted, acoustic guitar lead Folk Rock offering. It must have surprised everybody involved that this recording received no attention at all; as it it a damn good record and right in the mood of the beginning of the 70s..a huge production cradles that wonderful Billy Fury voice..

Flip it over and it’s another fine blend of Folk & Rock and dead right, bang-on for that time as British Rock turned a curve..

But it seems two standout productions, a recording pedigree second to none and enjoying a huge following as the icon he certainly was, counts for nowt if the Radio Stations ignore your new release.

Current bid: £ 30.00

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Moon Rakers

I'm All Right / Come On, Let Move

Roger Christain & Richard Russell guided fuzz guitar extravaganza of delinquency, as they out-Stone “The Stones”

One of 4 x 45’s this untamed gathering of 5 angry men released in their two years with Capitol from 1965 through 1966. This 45, their first release is an unhinged take on the Rolling Stones 1965 album track which the “Moon Rakers” borrowed from the Stones - Out Of Our Heads - Album..kick-ass Garage with seemingly no boundaries, as they attack the Stones composition.. a concert destruction styled mayhem..

Flip it over, the producers give them something to get their teeth into, again they turn in a “Take No Prisoners” barbaric performance, making this disc a defiant two-sider encapsulating the mood of 60s rebellious youth.

Be assured, none of this insane band ever went near this disc, as it’s utter perfection. Most likely previously unplayed, in it’s birth sleeve and screaming perfection!

Current bid: £ 18.00

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Gene Vincent And His Blue Caps

Hot Rod Gang

1958 UK press in real nice condition.

Fine clean vinyl, revbealing just a few hairlines under sytrong light, A-side label is flawless, flipside label (see scan) has a factory print flaw silver ink spill on the centerpiece, very light and not obvious. Spindle hole surround show very little in the way of spindle contact trails, this is a disc that has been played very little.

Now to the all important, Film-Art cover the very nature of the picture and its title gave rise to many cover being pinned to bedroom walls, record store displays. It is astonishing how man of the treasured EP have been divorced from the cover over the years.

This offering comes complete with cover, only blemish is light laminate lift at the right hand side opening, and tiny laminate loss. NO writing, stains, tears or rips to be found.

We think this is a worthy auction EP as it’s complete.. 

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Chaser

Raiders / Final Stand

Private NWOBHR with a fully signed birth-sleeve from this 5 man ghathering of “Metal”

1984 private press, one of only 300 ever pressed.

Such is the kudos of this “impossible” 45, the group were honored with a 2016 German release CD of all their work. First track is this 45.. praise indeed for a 30 year cult-appreciation.

This copy vinyl and labels are flawless, the autographed birth-cover is the icing on the cake.

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Prince And The Revolution

Parade

Rare 1986 British picture disc in “impossible” MINT condition.

Unplayed and protected in additional poly sleeve, all it’s life. Cherished by a Prince fan for visual purposes only.

The all important die-cut card surround, which always suffers first. Is perfect, no signs of handling, no tears, creases, browning, writing, stains or any other flaw to devalue this cherished Picture Disc.

As far as we can tell this disc has never been removed from it’s original polythene protective sleeve, with and addition sleeve protecting the die-cut surround.

This was a fluke find from an OCD collector fanatical about perfection.

We do not expect to ever encounter it’s equal in the future… so act accordingly if investment vinyl and perfection is your thing.

Current bid: £ 8.00

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Donna

Lost Without You / Now That You're Gone

For those collectors who dig far below the surface to unearth the really-rare, the decidedly-different, the weird and the wonderful, the obscure-overlooked. In recent times this disc as emerges from murky-deeps of digging for vinyl, to become something of a cult-record.

Beware, clicking the sound file you may be dragged under by California 60’s exotica, incorporating a full male choir of weirdness, and shrill young girl vocal that seems determined to make the recording as eccentric as possible.

Is it a piss-take? are they serious?

The conflict between this “flower-power” chick singing despairing high-pitched lyrics and a mad gathering of eerie guys auditioning in the disused village hall for a part local presentation of “Paint Your Wagon” this is TOO WEIRD for words

..and that is why, after decades entombed out of sight, unheard by the masses. Those who dig really deep, are now seeking ownership; if only to drive away boring dinner guests, with your ” Have You Heard My Best Record” plan..

Being ridiculously different, is why this 45 is so sought-after…BAD IS GOOD when it’s beyond-rare and condition is flawless ..

Who was Donna, does anyone know…?

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