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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.

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.

Tennors - Ride Your Donkey / I've Got To Get You Off My Mind - Island WI 3133

Tennors

Ride Your Donkey / I've Got To Get You Off My Mind

Island : WI 3133 (10")

Classic Rock Steady in remarkable condition.

"Ride Your Donkey " was a such a popular "Blues Party" play in the late 60's, it is really rare to encounter an unblemished copy.

After all the first thing you did before going to the party was to write your name on the label or even both labels. So there was a better chance of it coming home with you. Second thing you did, was remove the sleeve if I still had one, then stacked it onto the Dansette Record Player. Waiting until it's turn in the 8 became. Danced to it and then waited for the next 8 choices to be stacked on the spindle. The first 8 were thrown on the carpet and this process would continue all night. Sleeveless records all over the floor, shuffle and reshuffled until the early hours and home you went with your scratched up favourite singles, never giving condition a second thought.

No wonder the opportunity of finding a near mint 60's Reggae 45 is one of the hardest challenges whilst collecting SKA/Rock Steady singles.

They were made to party with and that's exactly what happened. Today mist Reggae 45 collectors expect defaced or graffiti plagued labels, push-out centres removed and multi-scarred playing surfaces.

This listing is aimed at the discerning collector / DJ who strives for the rare conditions..

This classic is in rare condition. Check out the glowing condition report.

Condition Report

Two crisp clean, like new labels. Four prong push-out centre intact. Forensic vinyl inspection reveals only minuscule sleeve storage hairlines under direct light. STill housed in "glossy" finish wavy-top birth sleeve. Of course it plays perfect!

Two crisp clean, like new labels. Four prong push-out centre intact. Forensic vinyl inspection reveals only minuscule sleeve storage hairlines under direct light. STill housed in "glossy" finish wavy-top birth sleeve. Of course it plays perfect!

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!

Offspring - Windfall /  She Lives In A Big House - RCA 2198

Offspring

Windfall / She Lives In A Big House

RCA: 2198 (45s)

Extremely rare double helping of D.I.Y. British Progressive Rock, from this obscure gathering, who never made an album or indeed had another 45 release.

No wonder there's a huge underground following for this 1972 rarity. Both sides are top quality early 70's Prog, that sits under most Prog collectors radar as there's never been an album to alert them of this accomplished group's talent.

Take a listen to the lead side "Windfall" it has everything a top drawer Prog recoding should have. Jingling acoustic guitar intro, beseeching lead vocal skips through the pulsating rhythms with group choruses lifting the song before an excellent flute solo elevates the song to another level. from there on in, the song is showered with haunting vocals, more flute breaks, and precise keyboard rhythms. creating a calming atmosphere of high quality Prog.

The flipside the level of excellence is just as impressive, two very strong sides.

a 45 that leaves the listener thinking who were these guys, the prolific Mike Smith was producing and why just one 45?


Condition Report

Flawless! Previously unplayed copy sdtill housed in its birth-sleeve

Flawless! Previously unplayed copy sdtill housed in its birth-sleeve

Moving Sidewalks - 99th Floor / What Are You Going To Do? - Tantara T-3101

Moving Sidewalks

99th Floor / What Are You Going To Do?

Tantara : T-3101 (45s)

A MOD club Monster! A DJ essential.

The rare first local label before it's brief release on Wand, the band's first 45 after gathering an impressive local fanbase in Houston, Texas. This was to be the beginnings of ZZ Top, guitarist Billy Gibbons, first step into the music business writing and starring in both sides of this debut single. A stepping stone that would take him all the way to forming ZZ Top in late 1969.

But this wicked 45 is so much more than just a ZZ Top collectable, it is a wicked Garage growler currently cramming the floors at MOD ad R&B events. Spectacular guitar breaks punctuate the snarling lead vocal until an insane harmonica joins the fray. Powerful, uncompromising Garage, proving to be completely perfect for the MOD circuit

"99th Floor" is an essential DJ tune for the MOD events, but do not overlook the equally impressive flipside; also filled with accomplished but aggressive fuzz guitar dominance, with a suitably gnarled lead voice.

Two proper tunes, on it's seldom seen first local press.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, no writing, no tears, stains just mild storae rub (see label images). The vinyl surface reveals multiple mild marks, none affecting play; listen as the music is always the dominant fporce./

Two clean labels, no writing, no tears, stains just mild storae rub (see label images). The vinyl surface reveals multiple mild marks, none affecting play; listen as the music is always the dominant fporce./

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.

Juicy Lucy - Juicy Lucy / 1969 UK press - Vertigo 847 901 VTY

Juicy Lucy

Juicy Lucy / 1969 UK press

Vertigo: 847 901 VTY (LP)

I vividly remember as a 15 year old schoolboy, standing wide-eyed starring at the vision of a Rubenesque naked lady, with an inviting smile covered in all manner of juicy fruits.. If I could have afforded it on my paper-round money I'm sure I'd have purchased it, just for the cover...

It could well be that the previous owner had the very same intentions as me, as the album reveals very little signs of ever reaching the turntable, where as the gatefold cover shows some evidence of handling.

Two clean "Philips" Vertigo labels. (see images)

A-side vinyl matrix etched 847901 machine stamped V̶O̶ 1 2̶ Y //1∇420 1 1 6 reveals only the finest of storage hairline under direct light. a clean Excellent plus.

B-side vinyl matrix 847901 *** 2Y//2∇420 1 1 3 vinyl is a strong clean Mint minus.

Gatefold cover insider is mint minus as unblemished. Out front & back cover reveals light storage rub, occasional minuscule scar. the spine is clean with only mild signs of storage. All text is crisp, clear and legible.
Overall cover grade vg +

A neat clean example of an iconic album that influenced many a young music fan at the end of the sixties. Audibly and visually exciting times...

Condition Report

as described in detail above

as described in detail above

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

Kelly - Mary, Mary / Reverend Richard Bailey - Deram DM 277 DJ

Kelly

Mary, Mary / Reverend Richard Bailey

Deram : DM 277 DJ (45s)

Rare 1969 Promo with radio station i.d. and received date on label. But beautifully clean Mint minus vinyl still housed in birth-sleeve.

Kelly is Jim Kelly an highly accomplished guitar with a gravel-coated throat, as displayed on "Mary Mary" as he encapsulates the end of the 60's with a double helping Psyche/Blues/MOD.

It is the flipside "Reverend Richard Bailey" that collectors agree is the stronger of the two sides, a little more edge and trickier guitar breaks with a particularly strong solo in te final thord. Both sides however failed to receive any airplay and consequently fell into obscurity. Now considered something of a "cult" item and certainly a rare Deram # to acquire.

Kelly must have impressed writer, arranger & producer Ray Crane as Jim Kelly was invited to join Ray's group "Honeybus" also on Deram. A neat part of the Deram jigsaw, with Decca constantly encouraging new talent to record and release records. which of course made "Deram" one of the most collectable British labels.

Condition Report

Radio station i.d. and received date 11 NOV 19069 on label. Beautifully clean Mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest sleeve storage blemish or two. Still house in birth-sleeve.

Radio station i.d. and received date 11 NOV 19069 on label. Beautifully clean Mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest sleeve storage blemish or two. Still house in birth-sleeve.

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.

Deep Purple - Wring That Neck / Kentucky Woman - Parlophone SPD 503 South Africa

Deep Purple

Wring That Neck / Kentucky Woman

Parlophone : SPD 503 South Africa (45s)

Ridiculously rare 1969 South African single complete with it's birth sleeve.

"Wring That Neck" track 2 taken from their June 1969 "The Book Of Taliesyn" album along with the a-side "Kentucky Woman" track 3 off the same album.

We lead with "Wring That Neck" not only because it's a killer slab of Prog Rock 5:11 in length. But also a tune that was an integral part of Deep Purple's live performance, when the group could jam ""Wring That Neck" for up to 1/2 an hour of insane guitar ad-libbing. But is also so very rare as a 7" single, coupled with "Kentucky Woman" only being released in Sweden, Italy and this by far it's rarest form the South African 45. Of course Wring That Neck" was usually coupled with "Emmaretta" which achieved worldwide distribution in 1969. Why EMI in just 3 countries went with this coupling is a bit of a mystery. But to serious Deep Purple fans this South African 45 is a "Grail" being absolutely one of their most elusive singles.

For precise documenting the machine stamped deadwax matrix reads A-side: 7 XCE 21234 / B-side: 7 XCE 21235

We are most unlikely to encounter this disc again, so act accordingly.

Condition Report

Four prong die-cut centre intact, both labels are free of any flaws. vinyl reveals surface, "Wring That Neck" gives off occasional light crackle not too distracting. But "Kentucky Woman" has slightly worse surface marks and the background crackle is more prominent especially on the intro. This rare 45 comes complete with the original Springbok Parlophone birth-sleeve

Four prong die-cut centre intact, both labels are free of any flaws. vinyl reveals surface, "Wring That Neck" gives off occasional light crackle not too distracting. But "Kentucky Woman" has slightly worse surface marks and the background crackle is more prominent especially on the intro. This rare 45 comes complete with the original Springbok Parlophone birth-sleeve

Chuck Jacques with The Supersonics / Wilbert Francis and the Vibrators - Now That You Are Gone / Memories Of You - Ska Beat JB 267

Chuck Jacques with The Supersonics / Wilbert Francis and the Vibrators

Now That You Are Gone / Memories Of You

Ska Beat : JB 267 (45s)

Just before Ken Lack launched his British Caltone label he guided Chuck Jacques & Tommy McCook's Supersonics through a Ska mid-tempo that has proved to be one of Ska Beat's most elusive discs!

A beautifully gentle Rock Steady mid-tempo stepper, that creeps under your skin to become the ear-worm of the day. It's simplicity is it's strength, considerate horns blow their appreciation as Chuck Jacques strolls his way through this captivating session, lifted by a fabulous (we presume) Don Drummond Trombone solo.

the flipside by Wilbert Francis is an old-school vocal group harmony-ballad with strong Soul influences.

one of the least seen 45's on this highly collectable label.


Condition Report

Three prong centre firmly intact, vinyl has great sheen revealing just very fine light hairlines. plays clean

Three prong centre firmly intact, vinyl has great sheen revealing just very fine light hairlines. plays clean

Tommie "Blind Tom" Malone - Cow Cow Shake / Worried Life - Ebony South Center M.M.F. 1055

Tommie "Blind Tom" Malone

Cow Cow Shake / Worried Life

Ebony South Center : M.M.F. 1055 (45s)

Insanely RARE Chicago Jump Boogie Blues in just fabulous "impossible" unblemished condition.

Buckle up! "Cow Cow Shake" is gonna take you on a bumpy ride at full throttle! A crazed piano demolishing by Tommie "Blind Tom" Malone, growling vocal shouts by "Little Arch" this just revs-up to drag-racing intensity " Let's Do This Thing " action explodes into detonation when a stabbing saxophone wizzes into the session and the pianist just ain't being out played. The saxophone goes on the rampage..and the winner is everyone blown away on the dancefloor.. This is Jump Blues at it's most brutal.

Flip it over and "Blind Tom" has calmed down, now ready to deliver some strolling "Southside" Blues. But all the ingredients are still in place. Muscular Saxophone prowls menacingly throughout the session, intensive piano rattles away in unison. This side also gives-up one cool street-level Blues session, captured on vinyl somewhere back in time. Sorry to be vague but there is so little information out there... and we've never seen the record before.

The only way to hear this serious rarity is perhaps secure the various CD "Black Sippin' Rhythm" from Holland that seems to be the only route to ownership...

Stupidly RARE insane off-road Blues!

Condition Report

fine clean vinyl, strong mint minus, two flawless labels. Impossible condition for this neighbourhood rarity.. that never ever turns up for sale.

fine clean vinyl, strong mint minus, two flawless labels. Impossible condition for this neighbourhood rarity.. that never ever turns up for sale.

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