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Rod Stewart - The Day Will Come / Why does It Go On - Columbia 7766 DJ

Rod Stewart

The Day Will Come / Why Does It Go Again

Columbia: DB 7766 (45s)

Let's get serious...

This unicorn-rare 45 is so much more than a just a 20 year old hopeful who became a world star.. this is a rare record with two immense MOD tracks that jkust never surface for sale..

So take a listen to "Rod The Mod" after honing his MOD persona performing with or part of Jimmy Powell & The Five Dimensions, Long John Baldry and The Hoochie Coochie Men, Steampacket etc. Rod was very busy touting himself around taking the stage with up and coming bands. Managed release a 45 for Decca, but his love for R&B/Soul led him to EMI Columbia who assure he could record that style if he wanted.

"The Day Will Come" showcases a young vocal, with the rough edges just cracking through, with a huge Big City production. Blaring horns, full male vocal choruses. That rarity alone has kept it off Northern Soul turntables to decades. Flip it over and young Rod gives up and ever more impressive performance of Brit-style SOUL/MOD with Re Guest again sparing nothing of the rich production. Zipping strings, full male chorus, relentless percussion build into another fine recording..

Two 1965 MOD killers that most have not heard and even fewer seen. Rarity is extreme, this is our FIRST COPY ever! A fellow dealer, digger, DJ who has spent a lifetime hunting vinyl, freely admitted he had never seen a copy before and was so surprise how good it was.. Rod The Mod does not disappoint no matter which side you play.

A record the links several collectable vinyl genre, not least Rod Stewart fans of which I'm guessing very few people own this 45. British MOD beat music, two awesome tunes underlining the style. And Northern Soul as Rod's penchant for a Soul influenced recording comes through loud and clear..

Hear and spy the enticing scan, you are viewing a piece of Rock History and two darn good tunes!

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl, good strong gloss, some very mild hairlines NOT affecting play. Both DEMO labels are clean, mild dulling to white areas. No notable blemishes, stickers, writing, stains or tears, RED "A" is unbroken, bright and strong (see scans)

Fine clean vinyl, good strong gloss, some very mild hairlines NOT affecting play. Both DEMO labels are clean, mild dulling to white areas. No notable blemishes, stickers, writing, stains or tears, RED "A" is unbroken, bright and strong (see scans)

Otis Spann - The Blues Of - UK Decca LK 4615

Otis Spann

The Blues Of / 1964 Uk press

Decca: LK 4615 (LPs)

A 53 year old displaying miraculous perfection!

1964 press in UNPLAYED condition, sounds impossible but before we recorded the soundfile for this auction listing, there were no sign of this treasure having been anywhere near a turntable. (see condition report)

A highly sought after album that has been reissued several times over the last 5 decades, on the back of it's rarity reputation and the inspiring Chicago Blues piano wizardry of Muddy Waters band member.

Mostly filled with mostly Otis's own compositions this is an authentic insight into early 60's Chicago Blues from one of the City's best-loved exponents.

The bac k cover reveals a magnificent read of Otis Spann's bio, so informative the track listing is squeezed in at the bottom of the back cover; so we've added it into the review, for an easier read.

The impressive track choices include. 1. Rock Me Mama 2. I Came From Clarksville 3. Keep Your Hand Out Of My Pocket 4. Spann's Boogie 5. Sarah Street 6. The Blues Don't Like Nobody 7. Meet Me At The Bottom 8. Lost Sheep In The Fold 9.I Got A Feeling 10. Jangleboogie 11. T.99 12. Natural Days

Condition Report

Spectacular laminated cover with hardly a blemish, a lifetime of being poly-sleeved, filed carefully, in fact treasured. Preserving a stunning cover both back and front, that hard to imagine a finer example. Original poly-lined inner sleeve. Both lasbels are virginal, not a trace a turntable intrusion in the spindle or surrounding areas. Vinyl is immaculate, if you try really hard you may glimpse a hairline from retrieving the album from it's cocoon. <br /> <br /> This is album condition as good as it can possibly be. Act accordingly, you nor me are ever going to witness the like of this album-perfection ever again.

Spectacular laminated cover with hardly a blemish, a lifetime of being poly-sleeved, filed carefully, in fact treasured. Preserving a stunning cover both back and front, that hard to imagine a finer example. Original poly-lined inner sleeve. Both lasbels are virginal, not a trace a turntable intrusion in the spindle or surrounding areas. Vinyl is immaculate, if you try really hard you may glimpse a hairline from retrieving the album from it's cocoon.

This is album condition as good as it can possibly be. Act accordingly, you nor me are ever going to witness the like of this album-perfection ever again.

Five Chances - Gloria / Sugar Lips - States

Fives Chances

Gloria / Sugar Lips

States: 156 (45s)

Original 1956 press gives up delicious Chicago R&B harmony..

It is records of this calibre that sits an old "Soul Boy" straight on his ass, only able marvel at the seamless harmonies this highly accomplish gathering serve up. A blending of vocals so acutely perfect it has actually made me want to collect Doo-Wop, simply beautiful combinations that have my my ears riveted, waiting to what the next guy will pitch into this melting pot of harmony; So very soulful vocals knitted exquisitely together.

You'll have to forgive me I'm used to raving about Soul music, the display of harmonizing has left me rather humbled.. as it beats any Soul recording I've wet my pants over before.. I'm in awe of their perfectness

Flipping it over, I'm thinking what will these guys be like on an upbeat production.. as expected The Five Chances are standout.

Condition Report

A-side label has some Blue "bleed" right hand side (see scan) the silver text is NOT affected. B-Side label is free of h2o splash strong rich blue mild wear far right hand side (see scan). A-side vinyl is clean, just two scuffs (thin marks) on the vinyl, fingertip sensitive one goes the width of the play area, the other goes half way. Neither cause audio discomfort, (listen) it plays great as the remaining vinyl is unscathed. Check out the sound file, high quality vinyl, deep mastering.. sound great . "Sugar lips" vinyl is a strong clean EX+ hardly a blemish.. chance to own a real rarity at an affordable price?

A-side label has some Blue "bleed" right hand side (see scan) the silver text is NOT affected. B-Side label is free of h2o splash strong rich blue mild wear far right hand side (see scan). A-side vinyl is clean, just two scuffs (thin marks) on the vinyl, fingertip sensitive one goes the width of the play area, the other goes half way. Neither cause audio discomfort, (listen) it plays great as the remaining vinyl is unscathed. Check out the sound file, high quality vinyl, deep mastering.. sound great . "Sugar lips" vinyl is a strong clean EX+ hardly a blemish.. chance to own a real rarity at an affordable price?

Derrick Harriott c/w Bobby Ellis  - Walk The Streets / Step Softly - Island WI 3077

Derrick Harriott

Walk The Streets / Step Softly

Island : WI 3077 (45s)

Neat clean 1967 UK press.

Two mellow Derrik Harroitt productions, with Derrick leading the release by gently blending Soul with Jamaican musicianship; crafting a neat mid-tempo that would equally spark Soul collectors interest as well as "Island" and "SKA" dedicates.
A stylish mid-tempo full of advice for the jilted lady..

Flip it over for a fabulous instrumental display from the highly regarded Bobby Ellis, a hugely gifted musician partnered and backed up a myriad of Jamaican artists. Listen how he effortlessly makes his trumpet a beguiling listen, waeaving his subtle notes through a "far east" influenced arrangement. Then in comes a saxophone lifting this already captivating tune up yet another notch... spellbinding simplicity

Two cool tunes on one highly desirable disc.

Condition Report

Visually Excellent labels no writing, stains, tears or stickers on those iconic Red & White Island labels. Vinyl is just as clean, good gloss, a few fine hairlines there is an occasional fiant tick or pop along the way, but nothing distracting. Listen and then spy the impressive labels and a four prong fully intact center.

Visually Excellent labels no writing, stains, tears or stickers on those iconic Red & White Island labels. Vinyl is just as clean, good gloss, a few fine hairlines there is an occasional fiant tick or pop along the way, but nothing distracting. Listen and then spy the impressive labels and a four prong fully intact center.

Gene Ross - Endless Sleep /The Only One - Parlophone R 4434

Gene Ross

Endless Sleep / The Only One

Parlophone : R 4434 (45s)

Extremely hard to acquire 1958 British in impeccable condition.

A double-sider with quite a following

Topside is one in a long lined of death and doom songs, that seemed to be so popular late 50's early 60's. Car Crashes, Motorbike disasters, were all deserving a lyrics for a dead girl/Boyfriend lament.

Gene Ross took it to another catastrophic level when he thought his baby was drowned in the sea, after a lover's quarrel.. So very haunting this record that transcends "doom" as the mournful guitar takes it into haunting territory that demands another play. Morbid but addictive.. need cheering up..?

Just flip it over for an uplifting Rocker with a compelling guitar solo, then Gene's back in upbeat as he tries to convince he's the only one..

Two strong sides, rare as the British release and condition is unbeatable

Condition Report

Spectacular condition, vinyl hardly has a blemish on the vinyl, full gloss not a mark worth noting. Strong Mint -. Labels are likewise, not signs of heavy spindle intrusion, no spindle trails, not writing, no, stains, no stickers, both labels are Mint - housed in birth-sleeve. It couldn't be much better than this

Spectacular condition, vinyl hardly has a blemish on the vinyl, full gloss not a mark worth noting. Strong Mint -. Labels are likewise, not signs of heavy spindle intrusion, no spindle trails, not writing, no, stains, no stickers, both labels are Mint - housed in birth-sleeve. It couldn't be much better than this

Various Artists - Brum Beat - UK Decca 4598

Various Artists

Brum Beat / 1964 Uk press

Decca: 4598 (LPs)

Very elusive 1964 16 track mono album

Just the opening line of the review by Dennis Detheridge of MIDLAND BEAT makes you want to immediately listen to this rare LP.

"Every Night, England's Second City Pulsates The Rhythm Of Scores Of Rock Group's"

Some of those Birmingham area groups have been captured here on this album, with many great beat-recordings that are only available in vinyl on this essential Beat compilation.

The Strangers includes JOHN BONHAM on drums (Dudley), The Mountain Kings (Walsall) , Dave Lacey & The Corvettes (Stourbridge) , The Blue Stars (Cannock), The Kavern Four (Cannock) make up the 16 tracks between them.

If you want to hear The Roots of British Beat from the heart of Britain, no other album ever released encapsulates the era, the diverse 1964 sound or the area like this inspiring Decca project to make the public aware of the standout music of the period being born in Birmingham's surroundings.

Unfortunately is LP sold in such meager quantities, very few Beat-Fans outside of Birmingham ever got to hear these aspiring talents, with only Dave Lacey & The Corvettes ever achieving a 45rfpm Single release with a major company.

This album is unique in it's make-up offer 16 track that never got issued as 45's by lost-talent in a moment of Beat-Euphoria..and don't you just love the cover featuring the styles of 1964 - so very MOD




Condition Report

Laminated cover has no notable flaws, a few very fine laminate veins (see scan) back cover is clean, no writing, stickers, stains or tears grade Ex+ (tiny corner tip nudge to left) see scan. Labels are immaculate (see scans) no sign of spindle wear, just one solitary very fine hardly visible spindle-trail on the b-side. So as you would expect, the vinyl is stunning, I'm unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. An astonishing Mint minus throughout. NO upgrade (if you could find an other copy) would ever be required.

Laminated cover has no notable flaws, a few very fine laminate veins (see scan) back cover is clean, no writing, stickers, stains or tears grade Ex+ (tiny corner tip nudge to left) see scan. Labels are immaculate (see scans) no sign of spindle wear, just one solitary very fine hardly visible spindle-trail on the b-side. So as you would expect, the vinyl is stunning, I'm unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. An astonishing Mint minus throughout. NO upgrade (if you could find an other copy) would ever be required.

Jayne Mansfield - As The Clouds Drift By / Suey - UK London

Jayne Mansfield

As The Clouds Drift By / Suey

London: HL 10147 (45s)

Just like Marilyn Monroe, this film rival blonde bombshell also had a brief attempt at becoming a singing star..ironically a man playing on the session became a legend rock icon. A twist of fate brought Jayne Mansfield & Jimi Hendrix as they both had the same manager. BUt this recording was much more than a gimmick..

An uncredited Jimi Hendrix played on this session, apparently Bass & Guitar the pairing molded a fabulous double helping of MOD exotica. A 1965 New York session that failed to achieve a USA vinyl release. Although a New York cut acetate does exist.

Listen to Jayne Mansfield in a seductive mood with Jimmi Hendrix in controlled assistance proving the work was so much more than just putting a sex-bomb behind a microphone as the soundfile will prove.

The lead side "As Clouds Drift By" is a sweet teen-style sulking young girl, backed by a bank of strings, full heavenly chorus producing top-drawer a Teen saturated in teenage girl angst..

Flip is over for "Suey" as real lost lost gem of 1965 lyrically brilliant, with a delivery assured to alert your senses, as Jayne's sexuality burst through .. surely a MOD groove of real substance as the producing blends skilled guitar with pouting lip, shivering hips, "It Makes My Knees Freeze" "Makes My Back Crack" "Makes My Liver Quiver" "So Hot I'm Giving It All I Got" all this punctuated by soaring Popcorn styled horns Im Doing It Good Like *I Knew I Could" "Boo-ga-loo, Boo-ga-looI Gotta Do It Just For You" "Boo-ga-loo" "Boo-ga-loo" "Boo-ga-loo"

Soft vocal-porn, stylish Mod, Popcorn rhythms, Sexy purrings and Jimi Hendrix on guitar - what's not to love!

Condition Report

Fine clean unblemished vinyl both sides, excellent plus. Two clean labels, 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place all housed in birth-sleeve

Fine clean unblemished vinyl both sides, excellent plus. Two clean labels, 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place all housed in birth-sleeve

Laurel Aitken - Rise and Fall / If You're Not Black You're White - J J db 1197

Laurel Aitken

Rise and Fall / If You're Not Black You're White

J J: 1197 (45s)

Two strong sides covering different issues, from a primary contributor to the sound of SKA. Always conquering trends of Jamaican music whether it be Calypso, SKA, Rock Steady of Reggae this man cut some cutting edge records, here another to add to his list memorable 45s.

"Rise and Fall" a classic, "adult" insinuation littered Skinhead Reggae dance tune. Innuendos flow fast and thick, rising and falling on the insistent wave dance rhythms; whilst Laurel injects as many double-entendres as he can fit into 2 and a bit minutes. Very suggestive but highly entertaining. Top-drawer dancefloor fuel.

The flipside is just as controversial as Laurel covers the sensitive issue of "colour". Walking his way through the lyrics, pulling no punches to get his point over. Again a song dominated by an assertive artist with empathetic delivery.

Condition Report

Nice clean vinyl, good full gloss, both sides. A-side vinyl reveals hardly a blemish. Flipside vinyl has minor light scuff couple of low tick as it passes through unaffected (listen) hardly noticable.. Labels see scans, A-side has a tiny signature on it, flipside label has the initials Y D see scan.

Nice clean vinyl, good full gloss, both sides. A-side vinyl reveals hardly a blemish. Flipside vinyl has minor light scuff couple of low tick as it passes through unaffected (listen) hardly noticable.. Labels see scans, A-side has a tiny signature on it, flipside label has the initials Y D see scan.

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