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Alton Ellis & The Flames - I've Got a Date / The Yellow Basket - Doctor Bird DB 1059

Alton Ellis & The Flames

I've Got a Date / The Yellow Basket

Doctor Bird : DB 1059 (45s)

A 1967 Duke Reid Treasure Isle production, released here on this most-collectable of British label.

Here is Alton with his new trio "The Flames" which at first included his brother Leslie, the four were guided by the great Arthur "Duke" Reid. Alton added another smooth Rock-Steady dancer to his impressive discography.

"I've Got a Date" is a fluid dance recording, made special not only by Alton's flawless vocal, but also by The Flames silky cooing on the chorus line; whilst a persistent guitar dance-rhythm reverberates throughout the recording. Flowing, smooth and highly effective.

Flip it over, Lynn Tait & Tommy McCook whip up a jerking instrumental stroller.. featuring as usual, masterclasses in simplistic guitar riffs, clarinet, saxophone and piano crafting a happy-go-lucky delight. everybody on this session working towards a tranquil conclusion..

Condition Report

initials on the 3 prong die-cut centerpiece, which is fully intact. Some light surface hairlines but as you can hear both sides play beautifully clean

initials on the 3 prong die-cut centerpiece, which is fully intact. Some light surface hairlines but as you can hear both sides play beautifully clean

Doors - Alabama Song ( Whisky Bar ) / Take It As It Comes - Elektra EKSN 45-012

Doors

Alabama Song ( Whisky Bar ) / Take It As It Comes

Elektra : EKSN 45-012 (45s)

a flawless example of the Doors second UK 45 release..

One of the very few recording The Doors themselves didn't write. As they deconstruct a German Oompah drinking song and turn it into a really quirky individualistic 3 minutes. Underlining the versatility and indiffeence to opinion.

For California Rock/Psyche fans the magnificent flipside more than makes up for the A-side diversionary qualities.

Of course recognized as one of the last century's most influential groups, their blend of Rock, Folk, Jazz & Blues backgrounds made for highly charged contradictory style, setting them apart as their music developed..the a-side proving they were draw to being distinctive as well as versatile in the music. Which has won them an army of fans, making them one of the most-collectable groups of all time..

This single for obvious reasons, was highly noncommercial, but hidden on the flipside is a real jewel of their work..

Today, as a 1967 UK press in immaculate condition this is one tough disc to acquire.


Condition Report

Spectacular condition, possibly unplayed before we lifted the double soundfile. Two perfect labels, original 4 prong die cut center intact, both labels unblemished all housed in original wavy-top sleeve. Both sides of the vinyl strong clean impeccable MInt minus.

Spectacular condition, possibly unplayed before we lifted the double soundfile. Two perfect labels, original 4 prong die cut center intact, both labels unblemished all housed in original wavy-top sleeve. Both sides of the vinyl strong clean impeccable MInt minus.

Jarmels - A Little Bit Of Soap / The Way You Look Tonight - Top Rank JAR-580 DJ

Jarmels

A Little Bit Of Soap / The Way You Look Tonight

Top Rank : JAR-580 DJ (45s)

To the British 60's 45 collector, there are few more beautiful vistas than a red & white promo still snoozing inside it's birth-sleeve. Looking at the company sleeve, and te unblemished labels, you just know the condition of gthe vinyl is gonna be clean.

Or occasionally, as in this case, much better than clean, in fact impeccable.

Before you today is a New York crafted smash hit, that did very little sales upon it's muted release in Great Britain in 1961.

Another in a long line of Bert Berns 60's masterpieces, this time Bert guided a 5 man Virginia group to success. A group tat would later employ the services of a young singer Major Harris. This was pre-Harris and by far their greatest cart success reaching #12 in 1961.

A record that bridges the genres an early Soul/Doo Wop recording that passed through to wider Pop success of the back of catchy lyrics, kettle drum rumbles and a baritone decorating the harmony, an addictive song indeed. This was another testament to skill of Bert Berns who mastered the Brill Building sound better than any other. He would revisit this song with the great Garnett Mimms.

For lovers of truly standout 60s recordings, this is it's rarest form, in by far it finest condition. A collectable for both SOUL, Rock and Roll & Pop hit aficionados.

Condition Report

Not a hint of a blemish anywhere, condition is as good as it gets, throughout the whole record. You could acquire a better copy. Near perfection await the new owner,

Not a hint of a blemish anywhere, condition is as good as it gets, throughout the whole record. You could acquire a better copy. Near perfection await the new owner,

Jackie & Doreen - Adorable You / The Vow - Studio 1 C. Dodd - II - 2

Jackie & Doreen

Adorable You / The Vow

Studio 1 : C. Dodd - II - 2 (45s)

Classic SKA duet.

Original 1964 Jamaican press of this highly regarded coming together of Jackie Opel & Doreen Shaffer.

Matrix # C. Dodd - II - 3 and C. Dodd - II - 2

Both sides give up brass-peppered SKA dancers, decorated by skilful clarinet playing as well as those two "made for each other" silky vocals

Hard to acquire in such clean condition

Condition Report

Two unblemished labels, the heavy-duty vinyl has some very light surface marks, but as you can h ear nothing that reacts with the stylus. Even the run-in glides in silently, tyhe rest of the vinyl plays a strong clean Ex+

Two unblemished labels, the heavy-duty vinyl has some very light surface marks, but as you can h ear nothing that reacts with the stylus. Even the run-in glides in silently, tyhe rest of the vinyl plays a strong clean Ex+

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger / 1960 British press - Pye Jazz NJL 33

Bo Diddley

Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger / 1960 British press

Pye Jazz : NJL 33 (LP)

WOW Condition!! This rare 1960 British album, the UK release of the Chicago Checker LP with the iconic cover and a track listing to rumble your Soul. This LP speaks for itself.. so lets talk about the eye-popping flawless condition.

You nor I are likely to ever encounter such beautifully immaculate copy...again

58 years old and looking "shop fresh"

Two perfect labels, housed in a pristine original poly-lined birth-inner. The Vinyl looks miraculously unused, I spent a good few minutes angling, re-angling under direct light trying to locate a surface hairline, or indeed any signs of turntable use, then when I did it was an actual tiny hair sitting on the surface. We always try and avoid the Mint grade so I've plumbed for Mint minus. Bit this vinyl is as good as you could ever dream of encountering.

"As Good As It Gets"

Laminated flipback cover has minuscule hints of loving storage, very mild top right corner-tip rub, other corner tips near perfect, squint at scans. A couple of tiny laminate creases from the spine, most likely this cpver left the Pye factory with those, as the rest of the album is back and front is in magnificent unblemished condition.

This is a legendary album, in dream condition..

Condition Report

As reads above but I could easily write it all again, as it's a privileged to handle near perfectness of an album; that on the rare occasions you see a copy it has been "party'd" with.. and that's exactly what it was made for. This is imposing R&B at it's most compelling.<br /> <br /> I have a sneaky feeling, an old professor, a fastidious Classical Music Teacher at a public school purchased it to play to his students. So they knew what to avoid "The Devil's Music"... then left it filed for near 60 years, just before his treasured Delius & Dvorack

As reads above but I could easily write it all again, as it's a privileged to handle near perfectness of an album; that on the rare occasions you see a copy it has been "party'd" with.. and that's exactly what it was made for. This is imposing R&B at it's most compelling.

I have a sneaky feeling, an old professor, a fastidious Classical Music Teacher at a public school purchased it to play to his students. So they knew what to avoid "The Devil's Music"... then left it filed for near 60 years, just before his treasured Delius & Dvorack

Dr. Feelgood & The Interns - Blang Dong / The Doctor's Boogie - Columbia DB 7228 DJ

Dr. Feelgood & The Interns

Blang Dong / The Doctor's Boogie

Columbia : DB 7228 DJ (10")

An Okeh Recording presented here as a 1964 Red & White British DEMO copy. A solid double helping of rockin' and a screaming 1963 USA R&B from this wildly entertaining group, that included Roy Lee Johnson before he set out on an impressive solo career.

Fronted by Willie Lee "Piano Red" Perryman (Dr. Feelgood) a vibrant leader who knew exactly how whip up a danceflloor, as he rattled on his overwork piano.

The a-side is a Soul/RB/Rock and Roll hybrid, a dance craze called "Blang Dong" presumably a metaphor for his outrageous manipulation of the piano keys. Fully backed up by "The Interns" an equally spirited 2 girl plus 3 guy grouping, backing the song with strong choruses throughout.

Before you today is an extremely rare, 1964 UK DEMO is fine clean condition and unblemished labels.

A highly attractive disc, that will pull in Brit collectors of really rare 45's, R&B, Soul and Rock & Roll enthusiasts. and of course devotees of the coveted Red & White.

Condition Report

Both promo labels are flaw free, no writing, stains, sticker marks or tears, all housed in the original birth-sleeve. Vinyl has full original gloss, both sides have a solitary "retrieve" mark, where a light fingernail brush has deprived this disc of a MInt minus grading. Strong Ex+ both sides, plays Mint -.

Both promo labels are flaw free, no writing, stains, sticker marks or tears, all housed in the original birth-sleeve. Vinyl has full original gloss, both sides have a solitary "retrieve" mark, where a light fingernail brush has deprived this disc of a MInt minus grading. Strong Ex+ both sides, plays Mint -.

Vacant Lot - Living Underground / 4 Track 1981 EP - Doublethink 13055 EP PS

Vacant Lot

Living Underground / 4 Track 1981 EP

Doublethink: 13055 EP PS (EP)

Very RARE and highly sought after 1981 Australian 4 track PUNK EP complete with picture cover, all in fabulous unblemished condition. Includes inserst and original apple-green die-cut inner sleeve.

The 4 tracks are:

1.Tatslotto Night

2. Milk The Land Of Its Honey

3. She's Really Dead

4. Multinationals

The Vacant Lot are: Alex Anderson - Keyboards, Fergus Anderson - Guitar, Bruce Hart - Bass, George Howson - Lead vocal, David Philip - Drums.

One of the top Punk music prizes, to be acquired from around the world. This in this near 40 year old down-under private press in this staggering condition, is not only unicorn-rare, it must surely be considered a vinyl-near-impossible.

Condition Report

Spectacular condition: Mint - vinyl, Mint labels housed in original apple green die-cut inner sleeve inside an unblemished Picture Cover. As good as it gets condition.

Spectacular condition: Mint - vinyl, Mint labels housed in original apple green die-cut inner sleeve inside an unblemished Picture Cover. As good as it gets condition.

Thin Lizzy - Dublin + 3 - Decca F 13208 DJ

Thin Lizzy

New Day EP / Dublin / Remembering Part II (New Day) / Old Moon Madness / Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

Decca: F 13208 DJ (EP)

1971 British 4 track EP PROMO is fabulous condition.

Track: 1. Dublin
Track: 2. Remembering part II (New Day)
Track: 3. Old Moon Madness
Track: 4. Things Ain't Working Out Down At The Farm

Only also issued in Ireland in 1971. until some "unofficial" were pressed circa 2007 to meet demand.

Here is the 1971 British PROMO press, tough to acquire historical 33 1/3 RPM EP. Marking the opening of a career-launch in the UK for this highly influential band, marshaled by Phil Lynott who is now consider and iconic Rock vocal & guitarist, with many dedicated fans not only to the group but to him alone.

An highly collectable EP - seldom seen is impeccable condition.




Condition Report

Tiny PAR note on a-side label is this REP's only flaw. Beautifully unblemished vinyl on both sides, b-side label is perfect. housed in Decca sleeve

Tiny PAR note on a-side label is this REP's only flaw. Beautifully unblemished vinyl on both sides, b-side label is perfect. housed in Decca sleeve

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Arnold Corns - Hang Onto Yourself /Man In The Middle - B&C 189

Arnold Corns

Hang Onto Yourself / Man In The Middle

B&C : CB 189 (45s)

RARE 1971 Bowie!

The Arnold Corns were a band formed by David Bowie during 1971 this 45 being one of only two releases they had for this short lived Soho based UK label. Who were just starting to specialize in up and coming Rock bands

David Bowie wrote and produced both sides of this failed single, sang vocals and played guitar. It also marked a strengthening of the Bowie / Mick Ronson relationship as they journeyed towards the groundbreaking Bowie period of "Spiders From Mars" & "Ziggy Stardust" with The Arnold Corns project, the springboard for Bowie’s inventive side to come to fruition.

Bowie took inspiration from Pink Floyd for this recordings but shimmers with Bowie characteristics, being an important crossroads in the birth of "Spiders" & "Ziggy" and ultimately leading to Bowie's worldwide success.

As Bowie mania becomes even stronger, records relating to his early development are becoming increasing difficult to secure.. as wise vinyl investors swoop on every opportunity..

Condition Report

A fine clean example of rare Bowie. Two unblemished labels, the fully intact 4 prong centerpiece suggests little or no play, no sign of spindle trails. Vinyl does however, have a few mild storage hairline NOT affecting play. Check out the impressive double sound file lifted straight from this rare disc. Visually Ex plays Mint -. All housed in wavy-top birth sleeve.

A fine clean example of rare Bowie. Two unblemished labels, the fully intact 4 prong centerpiece suggests little or no play, no sign of spindle trails. Vinyl does however, have a few mild storage hairline NOT affecting play. Check out the impressive double sound file lifted straight from this rare disc. Visually Ex plays Mint -. All housed in wavy-top birth sleeve.

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)

1965 UK press - in near unbeatable condition.

Classic style SKA with both sides benefiting from a consummate lead vocal, squealing girl chorus ans a highly skilled trumpeter stealing the show.

Ska Beat 45s at this level of condition, performed by one of Jamaica's greats are so hard to find.

Condition Report

two flawless labels, 4 prong die-cut center fully intact. Vinyl reveals only a few very minor hairlines under direct light. This is a fabulous copy

two flawless labels, 4 prong die-cut center fully intact. Vinyl reveals only a few very minor hairlines under direct light. This is a fabulous copy

MC5 - Ramblin' Rose / Borderline - Elektra EKSN 45067

MC5

Ramblin' Rose / Borderline

Elektra: EKSN 45067 (45s)

a flawless 1969 British press of Detroit's most influential 60's Garage/Punk band "The Motor City Five".

The "five's" uncompromising approach to the establishment, earned them a controversial reputation as innovators of the Michigan "Punk" sound. Hard hitting lyrics, raucous on stage performances that sadly only lasted until 1973. When they split..but their collectability and fan-base grew through the years as their reputation hardened. There was to be no reunion of this rebellious unit, they're notoriety and interest growing; as two band members died prematurely from heart attacks. The MC5 took on legendary status, as no other Rock group seemed capable of filling the void they left. 5 angry young musicians projecting hardened radical views within their poetical lyrics..

the MC5 in the UK had a much more exclusive following, but just as dedicated as the USA collectors in acquiring their material.

Today MC5's British vinyl releases in tip-top condition are rare in the extreme..

Before you today is the finest condition I've ever witnessed for this particular 45. Do not pass by, we are unlikely to encounter such perfectness again.

The 45, only rarely comes to market..

Condition Report

Housed in original wavytop sleeve, two perfect labels, 4 prong die-cut small hole center still fully intact. As the spindle hole suggest both sides of the vinyl are totally

Housed in original wavytop sleeve, two perfect labels, 4 prong die-cut small hole center still fully intact. As the spindle hole suggest both sides of the vinyl are totally

Love - Alone Again Or / Bummer In The Summer - Elektra EKSN 45024

Love

Alone Again Or / Bummer In The Summer

Elektra : EKSN 45024 (10")

Original 1967 UK press, in dream condition. Bright orange label variation as opposed to the quickly "replaced" drab mustard label press.

Some 45's when they eventually come to market, are notorious for consistently being in "uncollectable" condition. So when a copy surfaces in uncommon, standout condition this is te arena to place it in.

A 45 for those collectors who's priority lies with acquiring vinyl at "investment" level.

After all everything "Love" ever released carries a following and ultimately collectable kudos that carries through to future generations..

This is one of my favourite "Arthur Lee" sessions, that also strengthened Elektra's presence in the marketplace. As Elektra went on a two pronged Rock-attack on the music-industry by signing the two most prominent Californian Psyche bands side by side on the same label..

Condition Report

Hardly a blemish, a few minuscule hairlines revealed if you take the time under strong light. Both labels are free of writing, stains, tears. 4 prong diecut center is firmly in in place, light paper chards hanging on the flipside cut through (see scans) , housed in original wavy-top sleeve. You could hardly hope to encounter a finer example of this very elusive 45. Remembering condition is EVERYTHING!

Hardly a blemish, a few minuscule hairlines revealed if you take the time under strong light. Both labels are free of writing, stains, tears. 4 prong diecut center is firmly in in place, light paper chards hanging on the flipside cut through (see scans) , housed in original wavy-top sleeve. You could hardly hope to encounter a finer example of this very elusive 45. Remembering condition is EVERYTHING!

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