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Velvet Illusions - Town Of Fools / I'm Coming Home Los Angeles - Metro Media MM 308

Velvet Illusions

Town Of Fools / I'm Coming Home Los Angeles

METRO MEDIA: MM-308 (45s)

MOD, GARAGE , this rarity it fits the bill for both genres.

A really hip Yakima Garage band who set south from Washington state seeking fame in L.A. With an average age for the band at 17 years of age, their bold exploits of making 4 singles, so nearly paid off as they crafted such fine garage, all of which is coveted today. Producer Randy Bowles, was also the lead singer of the band, using the name Jimmie James to promote his moody, whining, highly effective voice.

The group became known for having led the music for the fight against drugs ... The most famous song "Acid Head" unfortunately had the opposite effect; when local authorities quickly banned the single on the grounds of glorification of drugs, but which, ironically, was an antidrug anthem. Not a good start to their dreams; and not having achieved notable success, the group disbanded.

An attempt was made to organize a new band "The Peppermint Tea" the idea was to entertain the crowd during basketball games, but that did not last long. Then they changed their name to The New Velvet Illusions and then finally disbanded. Leaving a rich legacy of youthful California garage to drool over. We especially love this rarity from July 1967 lyrically reminiscent of Ray Davies's work it tells of the urban pitfalls of conforming..

A skilfully manipulated swirling Hammond decorates the background, as the vocal harmonies try to deter you from joining the rat-race of "Keeping Up With The Jones". Very Kinks-esque

USA Garage band ride a relentless stomping arrangement that also carries Northern Soul / MOD potential. The not-so blue-eyed lead-vocals deliver distain to those who follow the crowd into the "Town Of Fools"

SO RARE!

Condition Report

two flawless labels, fine clean vinyl revealing only a few mild surface hairlines from sleeve storage.

two flawless labels, fine clean vinyl revealing only a few mild surface hairlines from sleeve storage.

Invaders / Paulette and Gee  - Got To Go Home / How Long Will You Stay - GG Records GG 4527

Invaders / Paulette and Gee

Got To Go Home / How Long Will You Stay

GG Records : GG 4527 (45s)

1971UK press in spectacular Mint minus condition throughout.

Both sides an Alvin Raglin project, top side is a catchy stop-start dance session

With the Williams Sisters again bringing up the flipside

Condition Report

Two flawless 4 prong labels, vinyl is mint minus throughout.. an unblemished 48 year old .

Two flawless 4 prong labels, vinyl is mint minus throughout.. an unblemished 48 year old .

Silvertones - Intensified Change / Marie - Trojan TR 7705

Silvertones

Intensified Change / Marie

Trojan : TR 7705 (45s)

Spectacular rare condition!

1969 rare Trojan previously unplayed condition.

We lead with an inventive and invigorating Duke Red production, soaring vocal harmonies driven by banging percussion pulses, cleverly soften by cutting violins and flood of harmony vocals. Unusual and addictive dance groove.

The upbeat flipside again instantly grabs you, driving whirling keyboard rhythms, chugging Reggae oscillations lay a platform for this talented vocal gathering to perform excellent late 60's Reggae.
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A elusive Trojan number, with two good sides, in the finest condition possible!

Condition Report

Flawless in every way! Labels, die-cut centrepiece and vinyl are all unblemished.

Flawless in every way! Labels, die-cut centrepiece and vinyl are all unblemished.

Teddy ( Mr. Bear ) McRae - Hi' Fi' Baby / Hold Out Baby - Amp 3 Record Inc. AMP 129

Teddy ( Mr. Bear ) McRae

Hi' Fi' Baby / Hold Out Baby

Amp 3 Record Inc. : AMP 129 (45s)

Rare authentic 1958 ORIGINAL of this killer slab of Chicago Jump Blues.

Starting life as a flipside "Hi' Fi' Baby" over the decades surfacing as a lost gem of superior Black Rockers. From an unlikely source as Teddy was essentially a skilled saxophonist and band leader

On this recording he steps forward delivering his rasping 50 year old vocal in "King Louie" style he is fully backed up by a seasoned band. Giving up fabulous guitar solo's, skilled blending of a snarling saxophone, honky-tonk piano mel =t driven by a bank of horns. Exhilarating, relentless and unforgettable journey in Chicago blues dance.

The lead side that Bill Lasley chose to go with is a slower Blues stroll but still incorporating those addictive street-blues guitar riffs and breaks.

Pure and rare, a blue 45 trophy-piece

Condition Report

Two clean labels, "Hold Out Baby" side has a small initials (see image). Vinyl on the "Hi' Fi'" side reveals light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays Excellent. The flipside vinyl is the same, except for one mark that gives off a low muffle blip on the first revolutions. Listen to the double soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

Two clean labels, "Hold Out Baby" side has a small initials (see image). Vinyl on the "Hi' Fi'" side reveals light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays Excellent. The flipside vinyl is the same, except for one mark that gives off a low muffle blip on the first revolutions. Listen to the double soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

Little Walter and His Dukes - Oh Baby / Rocker - Checker 793

Little Walter and His Dukes

Oh Baby / Rocker

Checker : 793 (45s)

April 1954 first press in impossible condition. Sparkling silver "web" and text on a clean unblemished burgundy backdrop.

The dream duo of Little Walter & Willie Dixon, between them craft a thumping slab of Chicago Jump Blues. A Northern Soul R&B winner, a Chicago go Blues classic that for many years a turntable DJ favourite but usually p[laysed on the shaded blue 60's Checker repress, which is still no easy find.

Here is a gleaming 1954 first press ready to adorn your collection.

Nobody reading this needs us to remind them, just how frustratingly challenging it is acquiring fine clean 50's 45's from Chicago..

Here's a window to do just that... listen and move to this imposing double header.





Condition Report

Two exceptionally clean labels, vinyl reveals only a lifetime in the same brown paper birth-sleeve. Reveals just the merest storage hairlines under light. Plays beautifully. Exceptional copy.

Two exceptionally clean labels, vinyl reveals only a lifetime in the same brown paper birth-sleeve. Reveals just the merest storage hairlines under light. Plays beautifully. Exceptional copy.

The Phonans - Talk To Me / You And Me - Rhino Studios Dorking CUS 1024 PS

The Phonans

Talk To Me / You And Me

Rhino Studios Dorking : CUS 1024 PS (45s)

A super rare 1981 Hampshire indie Punk release. This is The Phonans only 45 release, a special charity record for "wheelchair" awareness. Very smal limited run for "Wheelabout '81"

Top side written by group guitarist and vocals Neil Mercer, with bass player Tizz Stokes co-writing the flipside.

This offering is the complete package, with seldom seen stickered sleeve, listing all five band members, from Petersfield, Hants. Neil Mercer - Guitar/vocals, Jerry Holland - Guitar/vocals, Davve Harbottle - Drums/vocals, Tizz Stoakes - Bass/vocals, Dave Futcher - keyboards.

Both sides give up driving 1981 British Power-Punk showcasing accomplished frantic dual guitar pulses and group strong vocals.

Indie presses do not come much more obscurer than this, or indeed at this level of condition for a 38 year old mini-press.

Condition Report

The tightness of the spindle hole, suggests this 45 was previously unplayed for the double sound file was lifted. Two perfect labels, vinyl is mint minus with just a couple of brief light sleeve storage hairlines.

The tightness of the spindle hole, suggests this 45 was previously unplayed for the double sound file was lifted. Two perfect labels, vinyl is mint minus with just a couple of brief light sleeve storage hairlines.

Termites - Push Push / Girls - Nu Beat NB 017

Termites

Push Push / Girls

Nu Beat : NB 017 (45s)

1968 British Reggae from the reliable source of those inventive Palmer Brothers.

Suggestive but uplifting Reggae duet from Lloyd Parks & Wentworth Vernal, prolific with their 45 releases for only a little more than 2 years. From 1967, Lloyd and Wentworth already christened themselves "The Termites" when unfortunately Wentworth's had integral parts of his piano eaten away by termites. It was a name that would get them noticed, releases 45's for both Coxsone & Studio 1; before moving to Pama label under the stewardship of the Palmer Brothers.

This 45 "Push Push" captures the late 60's rush of Reggae onto the streets of London. Moody, innuendo littered dance session showcasing the tight vocal unison this pair had cultivated. With the flipside again using those hanging vocals to great effect, the mid-pace flipside beautifully driven by whining voices layered over an irresistible mid-tempo arrangement.

Two great sides, one elusive disc and UK only.

Condition Report

A-side label has a i.d. light blue ring on the centrepiece see image, vinyl carry full gloss and just a few occasional light surface marks, none of which affect play, plays mint minus (listen). Overall a strong cleadn Excellent.

A-side label has a i.d. light blue ring on the centrepiece see image, vinyl carry full gloss and just a few occasional light surface marks, none of which affect play, plays mint minus (listen). Overall a strong cleadn Excellent.

Techniques - One Day / He Who Keepeth His Mouth  - Big Shot BI 536

Techniques

One Day / He Who Keepeth His Mouth

Big Shot : BI 536 (45s)

1970 British press of the very hard to find 45.

An ever changing but musically consistent vocal group, led by producer / writer Winston Riley, who enlisted many young hopefuls who became big names of Reggae later on. Notably Slim Smith, Pat Kelly, Dave Barker & Lloyd Parks.

Two strong sides with "One Day" just tipping the balance for me, to be the best side.

Slick vocal-group harmonies weld into the convincing lyrics, driven by fluid Reggae dance guitar pulses, peppered by infectious trumpet interludes and positive drum rhythms. Good tune in Mint minus condition.

Flip it over for the a-side, with has received a scuff in storage, the music clicks at the beginning caused by the surface mark, no sicks or skips; just an annoying tick that soon disappears. Listen to the soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

Two strong vocal-harmony grooves that just don't turn up for sale..


Condition Report

two flawless labels, Vinyl is flawless on the "One Day" side, flipside "He Who Keepeth His Mouth" has a scuff, listen it does cause light clicks. Judging by the spindle hole this disc was most probably unplayed before we unearthed it in the warehouse.

two flawless labels, Vinyl is flawless on the "One Day" side, flipside "He Who Keepeth His Mouth" has a scuff, listen it does cause light clicks. Judging by the spindle hole this disc was most probably unplayed before we unearthed it in the warehouse.

Carmen Taylor - Teen-Age Ball / Oh Please - Apollo 489 DJ

Carmen Taylor

Teen-Age Ball / Oh Please

Apollo : 489 DJ (45s)

Not only Carmen Taylor hardest R&B 45 to acquire this 1956 promo is in spectacular condition.

This New York based label that started production towards the end of the 2nd world war amassed a huge catalogue dedicated to Blues, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Doo-wop. Carmen had just moved away from her Atlantic contact to record this 45 that compares favourably with her Atlantic grooves "Ding Dong" "Ooh I" etc. But this was to be Carmen's only recording for the label written by Carmen herself and her writing partner Willie Carroll. It a R&B Teen rocker

This dance tune that crosses over several genres, R&B, Rock N' Roll, Teen and Northern Soul R&B. Carmen herself is something of a mystery as you why she didn't follow in the footsteps of some of her stable mate, Ruth Brown, Laven Baker etc; she certainly had a vocal to qualify her. There's a story here, but I can't find out exactly what became of her. The 60's recording on Kama Sutra seems to be a different artist?

What we do know is, that this is Carmen's rarest 45 and it kicks ass. Solid Sister R&B with a moody flipside to match.

If you collect the sassy R&B gals of the fifties, this lesser known female blues Queen Carmen Taylor honks away with the best of them.. .

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve contact hairlines under direct light, still housed in it's birth-sleeve. Rare condition indeed!

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve contact hairlines under direct light, still housed in it's birth-sleeve. Rare condition indeed!

Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats - End This Misery / Unless - King 4462

Bull Moose Jackson & His Buffalo Bearcats

End This Misery / Unless

King : 4462 (45s)

Super Rare Blues 45 from 1951, smoothly conveyed by "Bull Moose" as a youngster Benjamin abandoned his first instrument, the violin for his attraction for the saxophone.

"Bull Moose" hit the headlines with his risqué "I Want a Bowlegged Woman" you can hear this one on our site in the Blues section. That song was a showstopper, became his signature song. Whilst this much-rarer Deep Blues ballad sank into obscurity. With the 45 selling hardly anything, the better marketed 78rpm press today being still hard to locate as well.

So here is a 68 year old disc, in fine clean condition. A record that hardly ever surfaces, a records that encapsulates that post war era of Big Band Blues. Bull Mooose multitasks with smoothing saxophone blows accompanying his rich vocal.

Was this song the embryonic journey that just over a decade later became Deep Soul,

"Bull Moose" on the flipside underlines why he became a renowned singer of beautiful ballads. Both sides encapsulating a "lost" era of vintage black music.

One for the connoisseurs of vintage rare 45's.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only a few very mild surface marks, plays clean all amazingly still house in its birth-sleeve

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only a few very mild surface marks, plays clean all amazingly still house in its birth-sleeve

Paulette ad Gee - Hold On Tight / Tight Version - G G 4506

Paulette ad Gee

Hold On Tight / Tight Version

G G : 4506 (45s)

Rare 1970 UK press of this Sister session from Paulette ad Gee Williams.

Produced in Jamaica by Alvin Ranglin , this upbeat refreshing girl sound will be of interest to those Reggae collectors who seek that demanding challenge of buying Reggae 45's with clean labels and unblemished vinyl.

In 2019 it is near mission impossible, but this listing meets all that scrutiny.

Flawless, perfect labels all housed in it's 1970 wavey-top birth sleeve.

Rare condition indeed.

Condition Report

as described above

as described above

Charlie and the Maytones / Winston Wright - Lover's Affair / My First Love - GG Records GG 4127

Charlie and the Maytones / Winston Wright

Lover's Affair / My First Love

GG Records : GG 4127 (45s)

DJ Charlie Ace teams up with Gladstone Grant & Vernon Buckley serving up silky smooth early 70's Reggae.

Two Alvin Ranglin productions. The top side is a hammond dominated dance groove with minimalistic vocal contribution, allowing the intricate arrangement with tricky percussion to creep under your skin after a vocal intro, that you await it's return, then at the end rewards your patience with another blast of tightly knitted harmony. Good tune..

Flip it over, for Winston Wright to rap his way into your hear. Riding gentle keyboard rhythms, rapping as a seamless vocal-group purr out the choruses.

Two strong sides, condition is immaculate throughout, still housed I birth sleeve.

Condition Report

Mint - in every way.

Mint - in every way.

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