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Dennis Brown - When You Are Down / Rocking Down Old New York Way - Joe Gibbs Record Globe 9259

Dennis Brown

When You Are Down / Rocking Down Old New York Way

Joe Gibbs Record Globe : 9259 (45s)

An exceptional copy - so challenging to find a mint minus copy of this highly regarded Joe Gibson project.

As always the instrumentation is top-drawer with Dennis Brown again displaying why many consider him the purveyor of the one Jamaican's finest ever voice...

On the a-side Dennis Brown mixture of soft gravel-coated purring and high-hat throat tearing crescendos, underlines the range he processes. In full control of every note delivering a most soulful performance woven into infectious dance rhythms, the result is on of complete mastery of the lyrics,

flip it over "Rocking Down Old New York Way " Dennis veers right into heavy DUB again his voice dominating the song, whilst muscular rhythms roll out the path for him to follow.

A highly accomplished performance of two differing styles, with Dennis's consummate vocal strolling through both.

Top drawer tunes... which ever side you drop the arm on.

Condition Report

X X on a-side label, vinyl is virtually unblemished, A-side vinyl shows full gloss, revealing only the merest sleeve storage fine hairline or two, plays with a couple of soft ticks on the intro that disappear as soon as the vocal starts. Visually Mint minus sounding a crisp no less than Excellent plus (listen) Flipside vinyl is mirror finish Mint minus,.

X X on a-side label, vinyl is virtually unblemished, A-side vinyl shows full gloss, revealing only the merest sleeve storage fine hairline or two, plays with a couple of soft ticks on the intro that disappear as soon as the vocal starts. Visually Mint minus sounding a crisp no less than Excellent plus (listen) Flipside vinyl is mirror finish Mint minus,.

Lloyd Young and J.J. All Stars -,Soup / version - J.J. 5744

Lloyd Young and J.J. All Stars

Soup / version

Sir J.J.: 5744 (45s)

Another highly regarded Reggae 45 that seems near impossible to acquire in acceptable condition.

Topside display DJ Lloyd Young his turntable nous as raps his way through this hypnotic groove, with chants, squeal,, nonsensical rhymes whilst pulsating guitar plucks drive the dance rhythms with really cool seamless harmony cooing enriches the backdrop. fabulous stuff, you will find irresistible not to immediately drop the stylus on again. the there's the b-side to consider.

On the flipside we are treated to the addition of the Ron Wilson booming trombone, this is nothing short of awesome, rhythmically memorizing, all the same narcotic rhythms bludgeoned by joyous Trombone turbulence; that sends shivers through you.

Double wickedness .. so gooood!

Condition Report

a-side label has X X and the number 71 see images. The vinyl has a full gloss mirror finish, revealing only the merest blemish none of which affect play, listen to the clean crisp clarity of the soundfile. flip it over the label is totally clean, the vinyl is just as clean, hardly a blemish; find a finer copy if you can, now enjoy the high fidelity soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

a-side label has X X and the number 71 see images. The vinyl has a full gloss mirror finish, revealing only the merest blemish none of which affect play, listen to the clean crisp clarity of the soundfile. flip it over the label is totally clean, the vinyl is just as clean, hardly a blemish; find a finer copy if you can, now enjoy the high fidelity soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

Cornells - Surf Fever / Do The Slauson - Carex GA-206 DJ

Cornells

Surf Fever / Do The Slauson

Carex : GA-206 DJ (45s)

Strong 1963 Los Angeles surf, a band of five members, with the interesting background with the majority having famous show business celebrities as parents. Although 57 years year later it is not clear who those parents actually were, what is clear is of their 4 x 45's releases "Surf Fever" is easily their most wanted along with their limited press rare album from the same year .

The group were only recording and releasing vinyl for two years between 1962 and 1963 with only guitarist Peter Lewis making a career in music, going on to play in Moby Grape. This session benefitted from being arranged by studio future star a 24 year old Gary Paxton who had recently left the "Hollywood Argyles" to pursue a producing, arranging and writer career. With Garry at the controls it was always gonna be a strong recording, Paxton became not only prolific but also gain a reputation as meticulous at producer always reaching for that "big" sound a West Coast Phil Spector would describe him well.

So listen how these guys whip up a storm, causing wave after wave of crashing Surf. Strong harmony supported by "Surf Fever" repetitions, driven by relentless drumming pulses, a killer saxophone break lifting this surfer up and beyond the norm.

Strangely though this thumpin' performance was relegated to the flipside of a novelty tune written and performed by Scott Engel (later of Walker Brothers fame) who was no part of the Cornels, but he did write and perform the primitive " Do The Slauson " instrumental; obviously Scott had experience with instrumental giants like The Routers, The Markets etc. but this is a banal recording that would be of no interest at all, if it wasn't for it being Scott Engel driven. How it could possibly have displaced "Surf Fever" as the a-side is yet another puzzling record label decision. That made this 45 even more elusive as it sold "nothing"

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels,

Two clean promo labels,

Abbyssinians / Now Generation - Yim - Mas - Gan / version - Sercret Agent 7LO 7472

Abbyssinians / Now Generation

Yim - Mas - Gan / version

Sercret Agent : 7LO 7472 (45s)

High sought after roots, with vinyl that plays clean

Condition Report

Writing on both labels (see images) vinyl reveals some light superficial surface marks that do not react with the stylus.

Writing on both labels (see images) vinyl reveals some light superficial surface marks that do not react with the stylus.

Tom Tall - Give Me a Chance / Remembering You - London HLU 8216

Tom Tall

Give Me a Chance / Remembering You

London: HLU 8216 (45s)

GOLD LONDON ALERT!

An exceptional copy of this very rare 1956 British GOLD London press complete with tri-centre intact.

A pleading 1956 Californian Hillbilly recording for Abbott Records, a D.I.Y. adventure launched by Drug Store owner Sid Abbott released on their sister label Fabor co-owned by talent scout Fabor Robinson. The pair were responsible to staring some future stars, notably Jim Reeves, Tom Tall himself releasing over 25 singles. This British release passing everybody by, in 2020 a seriously rare 45.

Gold London collecting is perhaps the oldest British 45 religion, collectors dedicating a lifetime to filling in the gaps, then another lifetime upgrading their lesser condition treasures.

This example is a stunning flawless copy - we could not dream of offering you a finer example, of an elusive number in this highly coveted series.

Condition Report

Exceptional condition! two flawless bright as a button labels, in archive condition, original tri-center fully attached not even the merest sign of a spindle trail . All gold text crisp and clear. Vinyl has hardly a blemish and plays perfectly. A Rare "Gold" especially at this level of condition Mint minus / MInt minus. oNce in a lifetime condition!

Exceptional condition! two flawless bright as a button labels, in archive condition, original tri-center fully attached not even the merest sign of a spindle trail . All gold text crisp and clear. Vinyl has hardly a blemish and plays perfectly. A Rare "Gold" especially at this level of condition Mint minus / MInt minus. oNce in a lifetime condition!

Bill Hayes - Wringle Wrangle / Westward Ho The Wagons - London 45-HL 8430

Bill Hayes

Wringle Wrangle / Westward Ho The Wagons

London : 45-HL 8430 (45s)

RARE UK LONDON 45. Both sides taken from the 1956 Walt Disney movie "Westward Ho The Wagons "

Another odd-ball London release from 1957 that unexpectedly never got off the ground, even though it was issued at a highpoint in Cowboy/Western TV programs in the UK and Bill Hayes's also riding a crest of a wave with his million seller "Davy Crockett", Cowboy Westerns were dominating British TV time. Now 63 years later HL 8430 is one very elusive number in the series, causing an annoying void in most dedicated British London collector's runs.

A US ABC-Paramount label the initial flipside ‘Wringle Wrangle’ is a yee-ha rollickin’ western tune from the 1956 film 'Westward Ho The Wagons', a Walt Disney production starring Fess Parker. The soundtrack a-side title is the title song from a movie that initially received scathing reviews for being "feeble-minded movie for family viewing" the theme tune losing its intended effect with the opening credit and stunning scenery of the movie visual missing .

It is more tan a coincidence that Fess Parker played the part of Davy Crockett in Disney’s smash hit movie and recording 'Davy Crockett', the theme tune of which gave Bill Hayes a million seller in 1956 released on London HLA 8220.

Very rare and for London label dedicates, totally essential

Condition Report

two clean label tri-centre fully intact, vinyl revealing only light hairlines when angled in the light.

two clean label tri-centre fully intact, vinyl revealing only light hairlines when angled in the light.

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