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Crystals - He's A Rebel / 1963 UK press - London HA 8120

Crystals

He's A Rebel / 1963 UK press

London : HA 8120 (LP)

Extremely elusive 1963 British press in fabulous condition.

Besides presenting one of the most-iconic albums covers of the 60's this; platter also gives up Phil Spector on the crest of a wave, heading towards immortality as a production methods were to be christened the "Wall Of Sound" in 1964. A more apt description Andrew Loog Oldham could not have conjured up and the term stuck. Spector on his 6 year apprenticeship at the controls, improved, enriched his productions to such a level this album was considered a benchmark in the "girl-group" sound, complimented with the pop-art "motorbike" cover, which is just as collectable as the music itself.

Bristling with "Brill Building" power, that involves all the young bright talents from that New York oasis of lyricists, arrangers and producers. Up and coming talents like Jerry Goffin, Carole King, Gene Pitney, Cythia Weil, Barry Mann, Doc Pomus, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Leo McCorkle etc. Plus tracks written or co-written by Phil Spector himself.

A sumptuous array of talent came to together on this project, with quality emerging from each and every groove. The title track "He's A Rebel" from the pen of Gene Pitney, through to the now highly controversial "He Hit Me" (and it felt like a kiss). Softened by the romantic "He's Sure The Boy I Love" and the exciting "Uptown" etc. This is one of the greatest female albums of the last century.

Near impossible to acquire at this level of condition... never coming to market as the reluctance to ever sell is as strong as it ever was.






Condition Report

Two clean "plum" labels, all silver text crisp and bright. Only the finest signs of spindle trail visible by angling in the light. The vinyl reveals only the finest, light hairlines under direct light and play superb (listen), all housed in original rice-paper lined original inner sleeve. Coming to the eye-popping cover, is in immaculate condition, free of stains, writing, discernible creases or any other devakluing flaw. Vinyl is excellent, labels are Excellent plus. Laminated cover back and front are mint minus. It's a beauty!

Two clean "plum" labels, all silver text crisp and bright. Only the finest signs of spindle trail visible by angling in the light. The vinyl reveals only the finest, light hairlines under direct light and play superb (listen), all housed in original rice-paper lined original inner sleeve. Coming to the eye-popping cover, is in immaculate condition, free of stains, writing, discernible creases or any other devakluing flaw. Vinyl is excellent, labels are Excellent plus. Laminated cover back and front are mint minus. It's a beauty!

Carlos Casal jr. - Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein / You'll Change Your Mind - Emge 1005

Carlos Casal jr.

Don't Meet Mr. Frankenstein / You'll Change Your Mind

E M G E: 1005 (45s)

Very obscure New York novelty Rocker from featuring wild guitar punctuations. Special "horror" effect and a "Chipmunks" inspired intervention, this rarity something of a cult "Halloween" item.

Featuring on the "Sin Alley! Volume Four - Filthy, Sleazey 50s Trash" reappearing on 1994 German release CD compilation "Monster Bop" recently on the 2014 CD "Best Of Horror" and a few other |CD's also.

But try and find the original Columbia ZTSC press, that is a rare 45 indeed.

The flip's good rocker also, today is the chance to acquire a "cult" 7" that few collectors can boast of owning. A recording that has been comp'd many times as a "Sleazy Rocker " creating over the decades strong following:

Here's a rarely seen clean copy of this "Horror" of a tune.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, fine clean vinyl only revealing fine sleeve storage surface hairlines under direct light. <br />

Two clean labels, fine clean vinyl only revealing fine sleeve storage surface hairlines under direct light.

Seven Letters - Flour Dumpling / Equality - Doctor Bird DN 1195

Seven Letters

Flour Dumpling / Equality

Doctor Bird : DB 1195 (45s)

"Seven Letters" one of the many incarnations of Monty Neysmith and Roy Ellis aka Symarip, Pyramids, Little Eddie and Grants etc etc etc.

Condition Report

4 prong push-out centre removed, name in red marker on a-side label. B-side label is clean

4 prong push-out centre removed, name in red marker on a-side label. B-side label is clean

Devon and the Tartans - Let's Have Some Fun / Making Love - Nu Beat NB 021

Devon and the Tartans

Let's Have Some Fun / Making Love

Nu Beat: NB 021 (45s)

Rare 1968 British Nu Beat NB 021 blank with handwritten credits.

168 Jamaican recording for Blondel Calneck's Caltone label, who promoted Devon Russell to head up The Tartans crediting on the label.

Top side is an invitation to dance "Reggae Reggae" Devon's mellow lead relentlessly supported by The Tartans choruses. with references to "Reggae" pronounced at every opportunity. Crafting a strong dance tune, in time fir the Skinhead culture to hoojk into.

The flipside is every note as good, if not better. As male harmony voices mingle reminiscing about "school days" that morph into a wave of distant memories of "Making Love". Dance rhythms flow and you soon realize why this is such a sought after disc.

Two great sides, seldom coming to market.

Condition Report

Push-out centre removed, white test press label carries handwritten crediting in two different hands. multiple light surface marks, light ticks or clicks are soft and low-fi. the music is always prominent, listen.

Push-out centre removed, white test press label carries handwritten crediting in two different hands. multiple light surface marks, light ticks or clicks are soft and low-fi. the music is always prominent, listen.

Lee Perry - Wishes Of The Wicked / Hold Down - Ska Beat JB 212

Lee Perry

Wishes Of The Wicked / Hold Down

Ska Beat : JB 212 (45s)

An elusive 1965 UK press - in super nice condition.

Classic style SKA with both sides benefiting from a consummate lead vocal, supported by a squealing girl chorus and a highly accomplished trumpeter stealing the show.

Mid-60's British release Ska Beat 45s at this level of condition, performed by one of Jamaica's icons are so very hard to find.

Listen and spy this highly collectable disc.

Condition Report

two perfectly clean labels, 4 prong die-cut centre fully intact. Vinyl reveals only a few very minor hairlines under direct light. This is an all-round top condition copy

two perfectly clean labels, 4 prong die-cut centre fully intact. Vinyl reveals only a few very minor hairlines under direct light. This is an all-round top condition copy

Wailers - Dreamland / Dream version -  - Upsetter  US 371

Wailers

Dreamland / Dream version

Upsetter : US 371 (45s)

The rarely encountered 1971 UK press of this fabulous Bunny Wailer and Lee Perry collaboration. One of the standout Reggae floaters of the era. Beautiful lyrics woven into a precise guitar driven arrangement, featuring melodic keyboard pulses, decorated with an expressive Soulful lead vocal, elevated another notch by silky harmony choruses; Together providing a velvety flow of classy Reggae. A strolling masterpiece, constructed by two of the major talents of the period.

Elusive and addictive top quality tune, in fine clean condition with two clean labels (see images) and two hardly blemished play clean vinyl.

Condition Report

A fine clean copy with two clean labels (see images) and two hardly blemished play clean vinyl.

A fine clean copy with two clean labels (see images) and two hardly blemished play clean vinyl.

Wilfred Edwards - Whenever There's Moonlight / Heaven Just Knows - Starlite ST 45 046

Wilfred Edwards

Whenever There's Moonlight / Heaven Just Knows

Starlite : ST 45 046 (45s)

Jamaica's answer to Sam Cooke, Jackie Edwards was the island's crooner supreme!

A double helping of this great man's velvet vocal, that has made his early work so collectable among the Carib & Island Soul collectors & DJ's.

The a-side of this scarce 1961 UK press "Whenever There's Moonlight" is another Jackie Edwards is another statement of Jackie's immense talent as a lyricist. A romantic Soul ballad reminiscent of Sam Cooke gently effective strollers. Gentle undertones of Calypso but not so much you could class it as a Calypso stroller as the Soulfulness just oozes from the grooves.

The flipside "Heaven Just Knows" perfectly demonstrates the sadness Mr. Edwards so convincingly coats his singing with. Giving up a moving Carib Soul performance ideal for play on the New York "Island" scene.

To superb sides on a very rare UK press from the beginnings of this great man's career.

Condition Report

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels. vinyl reveals some light hairlines. plays well

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels. vinyl reveals some light hairlines. plays well

Barbara Andrews / Ranny Bop - Lonesome Feeling / Hop Scotch - Escort ERT 838

Barbara Andrews / Ranny Bop

Lonesome Feeling / Hop Scotch

Escort : ERT 838 (45s)

An inspired golden era Reggae groove from guitarist Ranford "Rannie Bop" Williams you can hear his accomplished plectrum skills on the instrumental flip.

The a-side however Rannie employs the young vocal of Barbara Andrews to deliver his lyrics. Typically sugary Jamaican teen voice that instantly catches your imagination, as she weaves her way through Rannie's lively arrangement, whilst a shrill girl group chorus echoes Barbara's lonesomeness every chance they get. Great example of the golden era of Reggae displayed on one of those iconic label images that Pama became so famous for.

Rarely show up for sale, especially in collectable condition.

Condition Report

Full gloss vinyl, reveals some light surface hairlines, a-side has one light turntable retrieve scuff, as you can hear it plays loud clean and true only occasional ticks but nothing overpowering the music. A-side label has a small circle in marker pen. Flipside label is flawless, 4 prong die-cut centre intact.

Full gloss vinyl, reveals some light surface hairlines, a-side has one light turntable retrieve scuff, as you can hear it plays loud clean and true only occasional ticks but nothing overpowering the music. A-side label has a small circle in marker pen. Flipside label is flawless, 4 prong die-cut centre intact.

Lou Mac - Move Me / Take Your Troubles To A Friend - Blue Lake 119

Lou Mac

Move Me / Take Your Troubles To A Friend

Blue Lake : 119 (45s)

1956 Chicago Sister Blues backed with a mournful ballad of early Deep Soul. One of 8 highly sought after 45's "Lou" McClinton recorded for this sought after street-level Windy City label.

The urban poetry of Willie Dixon is beautifully handled by searing vocal of highly charged passion. A simplistic arrangement of a sulking saxophone, plodding piano sets the landscape for a magnificent Blues guitar to break in, with the finale a crowd of horns blare out, lifting her transport related innuendos into view.

"Move Me Darling Like a Rowboat On a Stormy Sea"

"Move Me Baby Like Driving Wheels Of A Train"

"Shake Me Honey Like A Straw In A Hurricane"

This sassy Mama wants to be "moved"

Flip it over, for one of the earliest examples of street level Deep Soul... an on her knees performance of reliability.



Condition Report

Two clean label, see images . Strong clean vinyl revealing only a few storage hairlines. Both side plays clean (listen)

Two clean label, see images . Strong clean vinyl revealing only a few storage hairlines. Both side plays clean (listen)

Raiders - Temple Skank /  unititled - SRT 165

Raiders

Temple Skank / unititled

SRT : 165 (45s)

Rare condition for this mysterious electronic dub instrumental, shimmering more than just a nod to Jamaican music's past. Hints of the far-east, peppered with synthesized hand-clap and heavy base pulse. whilst electronic brilliance washes over in the foreground. Ever increasing intensity builds an hallucinatory effects of dreamy levitation.. weirdly superb, brilliantly conceived.

The flipside is untitled billed as "version" by the few listing we could locate. But the flipside to our ears is a brand new different instrumental that stands alone in it's own right.

A rare blank test press offering up two quality 80's electronic dub from each side.

This copy is in rarely handled condition

Condition Report

Two might clean rubber-stamp titled a-side label, flipside label is blank. both label are flaw free, bright and clean. vinyl is likewise full gloss with just the occasional faint storage hairline. plays superb.

Two might clean rubber-stamp titled a-side label, flipside label is blank. both label are flaw free, bright and clean. vinyl is likewise full gloss with just the occasional faint storage hairline. plays superb.

Michael Powell - Christmas Time Scopbey-Doo / Christmas dub - Hot Stuff HS-001

Michael Powell

Christmas Time Scopbey-Doo / Christmas dub

Hot Stuff : HS-001 (45s)

Very rare condition for this highly sought after disc and of course the right time of year for the DJ to acquire.

Rare 1983 Baltimore, Maryland creation by Linden and Roger Martin aided by Stanley Cole. A good solution well recorded, carefully mastered and caringly pressed on USA quality vinyl. Sound quality is rich and true.

an atmospheric dance groove, benefitting from a "real" instrumental arrangement crammed full of invention and energy. Intricate guitar rhythms, mingle with keyboard vibes, making the perfect backdrop fir Michael Powell haunting vocal. Good tune!

Flip it over for the instrumental dub take where you can hear the wealth of instrumental involved in making this addictive 45.

Condition Report

Full gloss vinyl, revealing the merest of storage hairlines. surface

Full gloss vinyl, revealing the merest of storage hairlines. surface

Sally Leigh - To Each Other / When You Return - Sherwood 1002

Sally Leigh

To Each Other / When You Return

Sherwood: 1002 (45s)

An insanely rare 1966 British Mary Hopkins style Folk/Teener from Nottingham, England. Written and produced by label founder John Newell and one of only two known 45 release on this attractive indie label.

An impressive sweet Teen vocal backed by an uncredited girl group, tight harmonies with hints of Folk music running through the production. As far as we are aware this is Sally Leigh's only record on this abandoned label.

If you're a fan of Teen or Folk British 45's do not come any rarer than this, reputedly less tan 100 ever pressed 54 years ago. To find a copy outside the UK or even away from the county of Nottinghamshire is highly unlikely as this endangered vinyl-species has only had a couple of internet sightings in the past 25 years.

One for those collectors seeking 45s nobody else owns..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl a-side is strong mint minus only reveals only the merest storage hairline. flipside vinyl has one light mark on a otherwise near perfect ladscape.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl a-side is strong mint minus only reveals only the merest storage hairline. flipside vinyl has one light mark on a otherwise near perfect ladscape.

Revelation - With You Boy / version - Moodisc 1003

Revelation

With You Boy / version

Moodisc : 1003 (45s)

NOT the 2006 reissue, but the 1978 counterpart to the very sought after UK 7" 45 that never turns up for sale. likewise this Jamaican also proves to be insanely elusive.

Totally killer "Lovers Rock" whilst the 12" is possible the 7" is frustratingly elusive. A 1978 UK production by Steve Loblack and "Write Sound" gives up an exquisite stepper that could easily cross over into "Soul circles. As the girl vocals from Carol Grey, Iris Cirwan, Valerie Shakes voices are steeped is distilled Soul. Prepare to have your heart melted by their mesmerizing flow of sweet harmony.

A stunning tune, which as a 7" with "With You Boy" Dub Version on the flipside is frustratingly rare.

Listen and be moved by this superbly tight blend of "Lovers Rock & Soul"

This copy is in fabulous unblemished condition.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve storage hairlines, as you will hear it plays beautifully clean

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve storage hairlines, as you will hear it plays beautifully clean

Don Drummond / Justin Hinds & the Dominoes - Allepon / Mother Banner - Ska Beat JB 187

Don Drummond / Justin Hinds & the Dominoes

Allepon / Mother Banner

Ska Beat : JB 187 (45s)

In the finest tradition of mid-sixties Jamaican Ska; Arthur "Duke" Reid guides the consummate skills of Don Drummond and his team through another spectacular "North African" inspired instrumental. Another killer session that transports you to the depths of Egypt and beyond. A barrage of horns jerk and twine their way towards, the legendary vision of Don Drummond modestly strolling forward, Trombone in hand as his magic mesmerizes his audience with his expertly executed manipulation of his instrument. Masterly he elevates this session several levels with seemingly effortless skill.

Here is a rare chance for the DJ to acquire not one but two brilliant tunes at an affordable price. As the 3 prong centre has been removed for easy DJ turntable placement; also noting that at a time in it's distant past it had a sticker over both labels to hide it's true identity. Who could blame the original owner for that act of self interest. Light label scaring has occurred but not affecting any text or logo. The vinyl is spectacularly clean. EX+ / Ex + revealing only the merest hairlines when angled in the light. Plays crisp and true.

For us Don's flipside trumps Justin Hinds fabulous group vocal chosen a-side "Mother Banner " Mother Banner " that features one of the greatest trumpet solo's ever committed to vinyl... listen to both sides, they are just superb examples of mid-sixties SKA. At it's most exhilarating...

Condition Report

as described in the review. Excellent plus vinyl, push-centre removed, label has light damage due to previous "cover-up" label glue.

as described in the review. Excellent plus vinyl, push-centre removed, label has light damage due to previous "cover-up" label glue.

Igo Levi - Soul Captive / version - 71 Records DM 7120

Igo Levi

Soul Captive / version

71 Records : DM 7120 (45s)

Devon Foster with a fine slice of 1986 Roots, a 45 rarely seen in such fine clean near perfect condition.

Strong social message of injustice, as Devon portray the Jamaican populace is imprisoned by the "system" His point comes over loud and clear on a wave of thumping percussion, decorated by slick plectrum work and a vocal validation from the male choruses.

This is one muscular demonstration, matching the message with an uncompromising instrumentation leaving you in no doubt that Devon is feeling social oppression.

Strong, to the point and highly effective Roots, no wonder so many collectors are chasing a clean copy.

Two flawless labels, vinyl only reveals the mildest of sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light.

Condition Report

As noted in the review above.

As noted in the review above.

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