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Serge Savage - Reelin' And Rockin' - Emkay

Serge Savage

Reelin' And Rockin' / Kissin' Time

Emkay: 410 (45s)

Original 1962 press.

Texas influenced, New Yorker that rarely comes to market, especially in this flawless condition.

Take a listen fabulously uplifting Teen Rocker peppered with shrill girl-group choruses. With it's Buddy Holly styled vocal bopping laced into a seamless guitar rhythm. Written by Serge Savage himself, a man who seems to be siomething of a mystery artist. This is the only 45 we have had in stock my Serge, which is surprising that such an accomplished Teener didn't record more than this solitary 445.

Any information on Serge Savage would be most welcome, meanwhile enjoy a 1962 Teen Rocker of immense charm, in the finest possible condition.

Condition Report

A fine clean copy, totally immaculate in every way. Unblemished labels, previously unplayed but VPI machine clean vinyl, that just sparkles with purtity.

A fine clean copy, totally immaculate in every way. Unblemished labels, previously unplayed but VPI machine clean vinyl, that just sparkles with purtity.

Cornell Gunter - You Send Me / Call Me A Fool - Dot

Cornell Gunter

You Send Me / Call Me A Fool

Dot: 15654 (45s)

Seasoned vocal-group performer goes it alone with a dreamy version of the Sam Cooke anthem. Soothed by a rich mix of girls & male vocal group teamwork.

Far be from me, to compare this recording with the perfectness of Sam Cooke's, but you have to take a listen to Cornell's stylish delivery of the lyrics; Underlining why The Platters, The Coasters and the Flairs all benefited from his vocal technique. Dare we say, this is a magnificent version of what you would consider an unsurpassed Cooke song. But hey, for me this recording has a pinch of "edge" that I prefer, especially as the "edge" is mitigated by a silky mixed vocal group backing.

Obviously much rarer than Sam Cooke's hit, and one of those records when you can pull that stroke of one-upmanship, whilst discussing Sam Cooke's perfectness. "Yes Sam Cooke's - You Send Me - is one of the all time greats- but have you heard the rare version by Cornel Gunther?" "not many people have" then you treat you fellow record collector to this fantastic rare version, and your record-collecting...

One-upmanship is the art of successively outdoing a competitor... a sport vinyl collectors just love to play..

You could loose a collecting friend and play him the beautiful flipside, when again Cornell flexes his velvety vocal prowess again cradled by a seamless vocal group.

This 1957 original press is crystal clean..

Condition Report

Unblemished vinyl and labels, strong clean Mint minus throughout. Even the fabulous condition takes one-upmanship a step further..

Unblemished vinyl and labels, strong clean Mint minus throughout. Even the fabulous condition takes one-upmanship a step further..

Velvet Underground & Nico - Velvet Underground & Nico - UK Verve VLP 9184

Velvet Underground & Nico

Velvet Underground & Nico / 1967 UK press

Verve: VLP 9184 (LP)

Original 1967 UK press.

A low selling but now legendary, controversial LP that has allegedly inspired many artists to form Rock Bands to follow this revolutionary alternative route.


Produced by Andy Warhol in New York (Manhattan) whilst Velvet Underground were participating in "Warhol's Plastic Inevitable" events featuring live performances by Velvet Underground & Nico under experimental light shows, now recognized as the launchpad for Rock concert light shows of today. Featuring the alluring talents of Christa Päffgen super-model "Nico"; this album was spawned by Warhol pushing the boundaries of art incorporating Rock music, as well as dance and lighting.

Today considered a groundbreaking album that set the benchmark for Progressive Rock..

Seldom coming to market, with such clean unblemished vinyl..

Condition Report

A fine clean copy. Laminated cover front is clean, it's only light flaw are fine short hairline greases by the spine area of the front (see scan) Spine text is clear, just the down-stroke of the "d" in "Underground" is obscured. Back cover is free of writing, stains, stickers or tears (see scan) just expected light aging to the white areas. Both labels are flawless , hardly a sign of a spindle trail, no wear to the spindle hole. Hence the vinyl is super-clean Mint minus. It has been carefully played but not a mark to be found. A standout example of an iconic album

A fine clean copy. Laminated cover front is clean, it's only light flaw are fine short hairline greases by the spine area of the front (see scan) Spine text is clear, just the down-stroke of the "d" in "Underground" is obscured. Back cover is free of writing, stains, stickers or tears (see scan) just expected light aging to the white areas. Both labels are flawless , hardly a sign of a spindle trail, no wear to the spindle hole. Hence the vinyl is super-clean Mint minus. It has been carefully played but not a mark to be found. A standout example of an iconic album

Elmore James and his Broom Dusters - The 12 Year Old Boy / Coming Home - Chief

Elmore James and his Broom Dusters

The 12 Year Old Boy / Coming Home

Chief: 7001 (45s)

Rare 45 vinyl press of this 1957 Chicago Blues that also achieved a shellac 78 release..first label before Vee Jay..

A Blues icon who tragically died at the young age of 43 robbing The Blues community of one of it's true greats..

A song that could never have been released today, tells of a 12 years old boy stealing his woman, not very PC, but ironically as a 12 year boy Elmore James started his musically career, now whether Mel London's lyrics were referring to him or Elmore as the boy stealing ladies from older men is unclear. But certainly eyebrow raising lyrics by today's guidelines..

Back to the music itself, this 1957 release, showcases the unique skills on his modified guitar, as his Broom Dusters thicken the arrangement. If you really want to hear this Blues Great's guitar prowess the flipside "Coming Home" flaunts him at his best..

Two strong sides - tough to acquire Mel London project, a tiny press on his own street-level label, later picked up by Vee Jay.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels (see scans) a-side vinyl has a a solitary hairline blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl reveals only very fine sleeve contact blemishes under strong light. Both sides play flawless. (listen) Housed in birth sleeve

Two flawless labels (see scans) a-side vinyl has a a solitary hairline blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl reveals only very fine sleeve contact blemishes under strong light. Both sides play flawless. (listen) Housed in birth sleeve

Nappy Brown - Little  By Little / I'm Getting Lonesome - UK London tri

Nappy Brown

Little By Little / I'm Getting Lonesome

London: HLC 8384 (45s)

1957 Silver Text, tri-centre UK London press of this uplifting sax punctuated R&B Rocker.

Nappy Brown of course has ardent fans in many camps, a R&B exponent who never fails but to raise your mood. This 45 gives of a finger-snapping feelgood atmosphere as Nappy and the buoyant saxophonist bounce like ping-pong off each others ethusuasm.
A total dance recording from start to finish, present here as it seldom seen British release.

Brit-Soul boys will want to own this rarity, just as much as the London collectors or the Rock & Roll congregation.

Flip it over over Nappy get's down n' dirty with a Bluesy stroller, as a bar-room piano rattles out the despairing mood, with a male vocal group weaving a bemoaning response, deepening the atmosphere..

Two strong sides, whether you like it upbeat and stimulating or you prefer downright sad and sorrowful, this 45 delivers on both..

Condition Report

Fine clean labels, tri-center solidly intact, no writing no stains, sticker marks, or tears. Vinyl reveals some very minuscule like hairlines under strong light. This rarity plays flawless on both sides, listen. Housed in London replica cover.

Fine clean labels, tri-center solidly intact, no writing no stains, sticker marks, or tears. Vinyl reveals some very minuscule like hairlines under strong light. This rarity plays flawless on both sides, listen. Housed in London replica cover.

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Sharon Forrester - Silly Wasn't I / version - Ashanti DEMO

Sharon Forrester

Silly Wasn't I / Silly Wasn't I version

Ashanti: ASH 403 (45s)

1973 Reggae take on the magnificent Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Joshie Jo Amstead composition.

Geoffrey Chung retains all the delicate charm of the Motown original with a scrupulous horn intro, before taking up the Reggae dance rhythms...

Sharon Forrester's shrill tones are so suited to this great song, which benefits from Mr. Chung injection of equally sweet girl-group choruses..

in 2017 44 years after it's birth, to find a cocooned perfect copy, is a rare find for those of you who consider record condition as the paramount consideration before buying..

Perfection await the new owner..

Condition Report

Perfection, previously unplayed Promo copy - totally unblemished in every way, still housed in birth sleeve.

Perfection, previously unplayed Promo copy - totally unblemished in every way, still housed in birth sleeve.

Mexicano c/w Vulcans - Double Barrel /  Double Barrel instrumental - Klik 618

Mexicano c/w Vulcans

Double Barrel / Double Barrel instrumental

Klick: 618 (45s)

a flawless 1976 UK press.

A sought-after revamp of the Dave & Ansel Collins 1970 Skinhead anthem that rocked all the clubs throughout Britain during the Skinhead era..

A remake with more vocal presence than the original, Rudy Grant's relentless boasts and instructions coming through loud and clear as Joe Sinclair directs his group The Vulcans through a mix of inventive synthesizer rhythms, whilst still retaining the authenticity of the original release from 6 years earlier, with pure Reggae riffs driving the background. Made even more evident on the convincing instrumental flipside..

A hard disc to acquire, especially in this standout condition



Condition Report

Previously unplayed copy, pulled from storage, two unblemished labels; vinyl reveal only the mildest of sleeve contact hairlines under direct light. Plays as you can hear..perfectly.

Previously unplayed copy, pulled from storage, two unblemished labels; vinyl reveal only the mildest of sleeve contact hairlines under direct light. Plays as you can hear..perfectly.

Jackie & Doreen

Jackie & Doreen

The New Vow / Adorable You

Ska Beat: 209 (45s)

Jackie Opel & Doreen

Condition Report

a couple of brief surface hairlines, otherwise MInt minus

a couple of brief surface hairlines, otherwise MInt minus

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