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Shags - I Call Your Name / Hide Away - Laurie LR 3353

Shags

I Call Your Name / Hide Away

Laurie : LR 3353 (45s)

A highly sought after double helping of Connecticut Garage.

Another testament to the invention and drive from Thomas “Doc” Cavalier in his embryonic days running Trod Nossel studios in Wallingford Connecticut. "The Doc" had under his command The Bram Rigg Set, The Wildweeds etc. producing some of the finest "Garage" recordings to emerge from New England during the mid-sixties.

Cavalier's knack for capturing the angst of Connecticut's youth, quickly earned this former surgeon a cutting reputation, with every young band in New England aspiring to record at his studio.

The Shags after previously only releasing their material on small independent labels, Taurus, Sammy & Nutta. Finally got a chance at wider distribution through Laurie, but this one fell by the wayside with little or no attention paid to its release. This 45 by The Shags again gives up two worthy sides. The lead side "I Call Your Name" a 1964 John Lennon & Paul McCartney only released as a 7" in the UK on the Beatles "Long Tall Sally" EP. The Shags ramp it up to a weightier, edgy version with a killer Fuzz guitar intro, which persists throughout the background arrangement. Vocally very Beatles-esque, missing the scouse twang from John Lennon's voice, but retaining slick harmony whilst gliding on a more abrasive Fuzz-filled backing track, featuring a cool instrumental break.

Flip it over, smoother harmonies decorate "Hide Away" with a smattering of skilled plectrum work, encouraging the snarling lead to crash head-on through the contrasting silky harmonizing coming from his teammates. A smoother, harmonious session with more than a nod to The Beatles and British invasion, the flow in classic "Shag's" style partitioned by some crisp guitar interludes.

Two fine Trod Nossel sessions adding to this group's impressive, born in New England garage offerings.

Seldom encountered in such cocooned, archive condition.

Condition Report

Tip-top condition, a previously unplayed archive copy, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Tip-top condition, a previously unplayed archive copy, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Baba Brooks / Eric Morris - Jelly Bean / Sampson - Black Swan WI 412

Baba Brooks / Eric Morris

Jelly Bean / Sampson

Black Swan : WI 412 (45s)

Feelgood SKA presented on stunning British label art!

I've always had a soft spot for this exquisitely designed Island records offshoot. For me it takes me back to my teenage cratediggin' adventures through the streets of Leicester. When reggae label designs stood out among the 1000's of rather boring black & silver EMI labels like Parlophone, Columbia, Capitol etc. Black Swan was a label design I remember pulling my 45 flicking fingers to a immediate halt, but even in 1969 these pop-art labels were seldom seen in the wilds of my college city.

Today over 5 decades later the likelihood in 2022 the chances of coming across these classic UK release Jamaican recordings are remote. Acquiring a 57 year old British SKA 45 in fine clean condition, pretty darn challenging.

Before you today is a joyous double serving of classic style SKA. Firstly from the Jazzy trumpeting outpourings of Baba Brooks, always pure pleasure to hear. Flip it over for the just as enjoyable SKA uplifting by Eric "Dumpy" Morris singing about woman's effect on man in the old testament.

Classic style '64 feel-good SKA in unusually clean condition. Now hear two Ska icons at their flamboyant best...

Condition Report

Two clean labels (see images), 3 prong centre intact. Full gloss vinyl, revealing multiple soft hairlines when angled in the light. Plays with only minimal background

Two clean labels (see images), 3 prong centre intact. Full gloss vinyl, revealing multiple soft hairlines when angled in the light. Plays with only minimal background

Paper Fortress - Butterfly High / Sleepy Hollow People - VMC V19 DJ PS

Paper Fortress

Butterfly High / Sleepy Hollow People

VMC: V19 DJ PS (45s)

Spring of 1968 pro-rock delight in mint minus condition complete with the extremely rare promo only picture sleeve.

"Royal Teens" of "Tears In My Eyes" fame, Sam Chirico, Evan Zang, Jim Whittle and Joey Campo members venture into psych under the stewardship of Tandyn Almer & Eddie Hodges. Brilliantly updating their style, with this inspired psychedelic sunshine-pop a standout 2 sider with Tandyn Almer at the helm encouraging some amazing fuzz guitar manipulation from the group's three guitarists + the additional studio musicians Almer brought in.

Paper Fortress had previously played the Hollywood band scene as "Royal Teens" and "The Candy Company" and highly regarded outfit, opening for bands like The Standells, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Electric Flag, Iron Butterfly, etc.

"Butterfly High" borrowed much from The Beatles Psychedelic phases, giving up gliding harmony vocals riding intrusive guitar displays. "Sleepy Hollow People" had a more atmospheric folk/rock persona. A gentle intro soon rises up into a much more powerful display of their accomplished musicianship. Another fabulously eerie haunter.

Two great sides, complete with that highly prized promo picture cover, all in fine clean condition.

Condition Report

date stamped APR 29 1968 a-side label, flipside label is totally clean. full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only fine sleeve storage hairlines under light. The coveted promo picture shows only soft signs of age browning, see the impressive images.

date stamped APR 29 1968 a-side label, flipside label is totally clean. full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only fine sleeve storage hairlines under light. The coveted promo picture shows only soft signs of age browning, see the impressive images.

Sunbeam Traveling-Airs - I Don't Know Why / Time Is Winding Up - Sunnybrook NOBW 1727

Sunbeam Traveling-Airs

I Don't Know Why / Time Is Winding Up

Sunnybrook : NOBW 1727 (45s)

A beyond rare 1962 double-helping of soulful Gospel from the desk of Ralph McGee featuring Willie Neal Johnson and group. Vocally exceptional, an uplifting piano propelled hand-clapper, that just glides along.
No matter which side yo drop the arm on.

The 2nd thing we really love about this 45, other than the soulful group vocalizing, is the label was sponsored by "Ideal Sunbeam Batter Whipped Bread" advert on the left hand side. Killer vintage record label art, check out YouTube for their quirky "compare" black & white TV advert.

We adore 7" 45rpms of real rarity, with a quirky label design, all the better.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing just surface blemishes, both sides play clean.

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing just surface blemishes, both sides play clean.

Prince Buster Junior & Nat Tra La La / Mama Kiss Him Goodnight - Blue Beat 45/BB 346

Prince Buster Junior & Nat Francis and the Sunsets

Tra La La / Mama Kiss Him Goodnight

Blue Beat : 45/BB 346 (45s)

Overly simplistic but highly effective school-playground lyrics that only Prince Buster could transform into a dancefloor-delight. Relentless pumping horns mobilising the repetitiveness of "tra la la la's" at first banal but then in the end, rather brilliant..

A fine clean Blue Beat collectable from 1966 in unusually high condition. The consistent "Buster" always has the skill in taking any theme, whatsoever. This time painting picture of lively end of day "jam" with wave after wave of horns and chants with hastily scribbled down lyrics, ad it works! It was an unparalleled gift Cecil Campbell made use of at will. Whether it be Chicago gangland, to traveling to China to meet a Blackheaded Man... Buster and this team had the power to transport you to any time, any place to meet who ever is chosen subject was... the "lost art" of SKA strkes again; one of the greatest music styles of all time; presented by one of it's enormous talents. Taking lyrics of "Tra La La" and making it motivational ... who else could do that?

Irresistible, listen with care, as its voodoo will again surely drag you in.

The flipside is a conventional mid-tempo by "Buster" standards, but its charms with that weird keyboard manipulation combining with a haunting saxophone...soon creeps under your skin

Two top sides, one very challenging disc to acquire in this level of condition. .

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines under light - both sides play

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines under light - both sides play

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