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Bunny & Ruddy / Monty Morris - On The Town / Simple Simon - Nu Beat NB 011

Bunny & Ruddy / Monty Morris

On The Town / Simple Simon

Nu Beat : NB 011 (45s)

Fabulous double-sider of Skinhead Reggae from 1968.

Topside is a Bobby "Blacker Black" Kalphat composition, again on this session also displays bobby's mastery of the keyboard, as soulful male duo weave their way through this horn and organ driven dance tune. A raw uncomplicated session that benefits from its no frills approach, relying on the happy-go-lucky pulses driving the session up to and tthrough a swirking Hammond break.

Flip it over and seasoned performer Eric "Humpty Dumpty" Morris switches into nursery rhyme mood again, as he runs through a gamut of clichés neatly woven into a strong dance cocktail of steel drums, Hammond manipulation, bongos, abnd as it did with "Humpty Dumpty" it totally works as his sleepy style glides effortlessly through the lyrics.

Two highly rates sides on this much-loved UK PAMA imprint.

Condition Report

Four prong centre intact, two clean labels, vinyl have good gloss reveals light surface hairlines.

Four prong centre intact, two clean labels, vinyl have good gloss reveals light surface hairlines.

Rudy Mills - John Jones / Place Called Happiness -  Big Shot BI 509

Rudy Mills

John Jones / Place Called Happiness

Big Shot: BI 509 (45s)

An uplifting dancefloor favourite collaboration between Derrick Harriott & Rudy Mills. A Jamaican Move ad Groove project, that is hard to acquire in this premiership condition as the high fidelity UK press.

A 1968 press offering two strong driving Reggae dance grooves on one disc. Derrrick Harriott ensures both sides move along at a most inviting pace with sing-a-long goodtime lyrics. "John Jones" provokes your vocal participation, narcotic rhythms, irresistible Reggae pulses litter the arrangement backdrop. NO wonder this tune has been a club dancefloor perennial for near 5 decades.

But do not overlook the more than smooth flipside, shimmering with rich vocals harmonizing, through a mix of beating percussions, keyboard synthesizer oscillations and throbbing guitar pulses. Actually for me "Place Called Happiness" is my preference, maybe not such an obvious party tune, but rippling with class throughout.

Condition is impeccable, a very though 45 to find in such attractive condition.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, although the a-side reveals a soft and very forgivable sticker residue shadow. The vinyl shows off full gloss, with only the merest of fine hairlines visible when angled in the light. "John Jones" a strong Ex+ , Place Called Happiness" a spectacular Mint minus

Two clean labels, although the a-side reveals a soft and very forgivable sticker residue shadow. The vinyl shows off full gloss, with only the merest of fine hairlines visible when angled in the light. "John Jones" a strong Ex+ , Place Called Happiness" a spectacular Mint minus

King's Court - Don't Put Me Down / Midnite Hour - Wheel's 4 Records 3613

King's Court

Don't Put Me Down / Midnite Hour

Wheel's 4 Records: 3613 test press MANSHIP MINT (45s)

RARE snarling hard edged Michigan Garage! The Dearborn Sound! In the form of a "Nashville Matrix" stamped test press no. 3613.

A sought-after garage classic by the six man gathering from Dearborn Heights, serve up a mix of fuzz-guitar and keyboard, with an insecure lead vocal (John Holowick) whining not "To Be Put Down", a pleading song written by Mike Grihorash, Craig Suba and John Holowicki. featuring some standout guitar work. Flip it over for a strong white-boy cover of Wilson Pickett's “Midnight Hour” with steady guitar pulses, with the occasional flurry into individual flare, a cool Hammond break. Same lead vocal ensure "Don't Put Me Down" as the lead side.

All locals to Dearborn Heights the band members of the King’s Court were: John Holowicki – lead vocals, Craig Suba – rhythm guitar, Brian Cramer – keyboards, Mike Grihorash – bass, Bill Barent – drums.

This authentic Test Press of the band's only 7" single, even though they opened for a successful Detroit group "The Shades Of Blue", this was to be their only 45 single.


Condition Report

Mint previously unplayed vinyl, flawless white test press labels, credits in pencil

Mint previously unplayed vinyl, flawless white test press labels, credits in pencil

Sweet - Slow Motion / It's Lonely Out There - Fontana TF 958

Sweet

Slow Down / It's Lonely Out There

Fontana : TF 958 (45s)

Let's get serious!

A beyond RARE 1968 British press in impeccable, near impossible Mint minus condition.

This July 1968 release, was the quiet beginning that would explode just a few years later; after a few band member changes, the Sweet under "Chinn and Chapman" guidance rose to be the United Kingdom's most influential Glam Rock band of them all.

The lineup for this debut single is a little cloudy but with think it was most likely to have been Brian Connolly, Michael Tucker, Steve Priest and Frank Torpey. Produced by the talented Phil Wainman who himself, released his own highly collectable 45 the same year on the same label.

This 45 is a tale of two sides, "Slow Motion" is a somewhat "play safe" Pyschedelic Rock mid-tempo benefitting from a gravel coated lead vocal, but backed up by a low key piano driven backdrop, and some laidback backing harmonies from the other members. Capable but predictable Brit-Rock that all falls nicely in to place with setting light to anything...

The flipside however "It's Lonely Out There" featuring some monster fuzz guitar work by Frank Torpey, is a totally different story. Killer Brit Freakbeat, giving up frantic torrent of rousing 1968 garage. An upbeat stomper, driven by rushing percussion, showered with maverick "Torpey" fuzz-guitar validated by urgent harmony vocals from the rest of the band.

Sadly for the obviously talented Frank Torpey he left the band just two years before The Sweet signed for RCA and the ensuing Nicky Chinn and Mike Chapman years transformed them into chart-topping Glam Rock superstars.

Fontana TF 958 is not only an important piece of British Rock history, the the flipside a hidden Freakbeat jewel. A trait that the band carried forward, their RCA releases with the self-=composed flipsides being heralded by many as Heavy Rock masterpieces.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl

Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited / Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window? - Italian CBS 1900 PS

Bob Dylan

Highway 61 Revisited / Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?

CBS : 1900 PS (45s)

1966 Italian press, complete with original spindle insert, picture cover, two clean labels, full gloss vinyl that reveals just a few soft, fine hairlines when angled in the light.

Nice copy, a 45 notoriously hard to acquire in collectable condition with sleeve intact.

The title track from his iconic August 1965 Columbia album, "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" was not on this album.

As a 45 in Italy CBS switched the lead side so many other countries led with from "Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window" to "Highway 61 Revisited" as the preferred "A"

A tough 45 to find in anything but badly worn condition, the accompanying picture cover, even more so.

Condition Report

A clean picture cover with only moderate storage wear, (see images) two clean labels complete with original spindle insert, full gloss vinyl that reveals just a few soft, fine hairlines when angled in the light. Nice copy

A clean picture cover with only moderate storage wear, (see images) two clean labels complete with original spindle insert, full gloss vinyl that reveals just a few soft, fine hairlines when angled in the light. Nice copy

Stranger Cole, Patsy and The Fugitives - Down The Train Line / Sing And Pray - Doctor Bird DB-1087

Stranger Cole, Patsy and The Fugitives

Down The Train Line / Sing And Pray

Doctor Bird : DB-1087 (45s)

Jamaica's premier duo Stranger Cole and Millicent Todd, Patsy & Wilburn were the Mickey and Sylvia of Jamaica, this time guided by Sonia Pottinger, backed up by her Orange Street, session band the Fugitives. A formidable gathering of talent create one of Doctor Bird's most impressive Gay Feet productions.

Plectrum dance pulses blend with superior rhythmic percussion, as drum and Bongos meld into one force. The contrast between Strangers rich voice and Patsy's piercing shrill support works brilliantly against the pulsating backdrop. Strong Rock Steady dance..

A change of style on the flipside as Stranger goes it alone, supported by another in-house Gay Feet team, Gladstone Anderson's Seraphines help deliver a slow vocal group drag, decorated by a sulking saxophone for an deeply atmospheric lamen t. the sax solo finale is another high point in Sonia Pottinger's consistently inventive directional skills.

Two great sides on its elusive 1967 UK press.

Condition Report

writing on label (see images) 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss vinyl reveals

writing on label (see images) 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss vinyl reveals

Tico and the Triumphs - Motorcycle / I Don't Believe Them - Amy 835 DJ

Tico and the Triumphs

Motorcycle / I Don't Believe Them

Amy : 835 DJ (45s)

a flawless copy of this early Paul Simon creation, a fine clean promo copy of this blue-eyed Doo-Wop rocker born of Queens, New York.

Both sides written by Paul Simon under his pseudonym Jerry Landis for his group Tico and The Triumphs, original members included Mickey Borack, Paul Simon (under his stage name Jerry Landis), Marty Cooper, Howie Beck.

Their greatest success came with the release of "Motorcycle" which peaked at lowly #99 on the US Billboard Singles chart on January 6, 1962.

The top side "Motorcycle" just sneaking into the billboard charts, the stock copy is elusive, but as the PROMO copy is decidedly dog-rare. An archetypical blue-eyed New York doo-wop rocker, snarling lead vocal peppered with novelty "beat-box" sound effects and an insane saxophone partition, wild drumming and rapid "Ba Ba's" fill the air. It works so well.

The flipside "I Don't Believe Them" is an altogether more cultured affair, displaying the accomplished harmony, that had featured in his partnership with Art Garfunkel when the school-friends duetted through the late 50's as "Tom and Jerry"; then just 3 years after Tico & The Triumphs venture and now fellow university students, the embryonic beginnings of one of the most important rock partnerships of the last century started to develop.

Here is Paul Simon at his most vibrant in 1961/62, presented here as a near perfect PROMO 45.

A disc saturated in Rock history...

Condition Report

two clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest signs of

two clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl revealing only the merest signs of

Illusions - Her Own Way /  Impossibility - Cha Cha C-744

Illusions

Her Own Way / Impossibility

Cha Cha : C-744 (45s)

Rare 1966 Chicago garage, a 5 man gathering from Notre Dame University in Indiana.

The first of two releases this obscure but talented band released with Cha Cha Records; all four sides were in-house compositions by band members vocalist Rick Medich & guitarist Ted Poulos, along with Geoff Gillette - keyboard, guitar & vocals, Ray Wheatley - bass and vocals, with only drummer Franklin Krakowski not participating in the 4 man vocal harmony. Which you can appreciate no matter which side you drop the arm on.

For the purposes of this review, we switch the sides from the original a-side "Impossibility" influenced by their admiration for British invasion. A slick "Brit" sounding mid-tempo mirroring a patchwork of British bands of the 60's, but adding a lengthy harmonica instrumental break, making it stand out from the crowd.

We lead with the much meatier less commercial "Her Own Way" a sulking Rock, Psyche, folk amalgamation; a typical self-pitying young man rejection song, featuring accomplished jangling guitar landscape, decorated with melancholy but seamless harmonies.

Within in a year of making their only two 45's for Cha Cha , in 1967 they changed their name to The Shaggs recording a highly-sought after album "Wink" for MMC of Chicago. Regarded as an ultra rare garage Garage Grail

Hard to find in collectable condition, this 45 is very clean in every way.








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Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing some soft surface blemishes, both

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing some soft surface blemishes, both

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