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Maytals - 54-46, That's My Number / version 2 - Trojan

Maytals

54-46, That's My Number / version 2

Trojan : TR 7808 (45s)

Beautiful condition for this MOD and Skinhead Rock Steady anthem, the top floor-filler of them all. .

So classic it sits way beyond ordinary superlatives, with a reputation of packing dance-floors across Europe for over 50 years. Enjoying almost countless reissues to meet growing demand year on year; and always the challenge for the collector and DJ is to acquire a copy, without all the campaign scars a record of this popularity suffers.

This copy the vinyl has full gloss, some light hairlines revealed under direct light. plays superbly clean, listen. a-side label has a tiny light sticker scar, see image. flipside label is flawless, 4 prong centre is fully intact. all housed in Trojan company cover.

Condition Report

as described above

as described above

Beatles - Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby - Parlophone R 5493

Beatles

Yellow Submarine / Eleanor Rigby

Parlophone : R 5493 (45s)

Condition, Condition, Condition!

Danish 1966 press complete with picture cover all in truly exceptional condition.

Perfect labels, no sign of any spindle insertion in the 4 prong die-cut centre, no spindle trails in sight. The soundfile lifted is most likely the first time this 45 has been played. the vinyl is immaculate. only revealing sleeve storage hairlines under direct light.

picture cover is free of any flaws, only very mild signs of age dulling to the white areas, all seams intact, not writing, stains, sticker or tears.

An example that will never require an upgrade.

Near perfection

Condition Report

as described up in the reviews

as described up in the reviews

Bobby Day and the Satellites - Little Bitty Pretty One / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano - His Mater's Voice POP 425

Bobby Day and the Satellites

Little Bitty Pretty One / When The Swallows Come Back To Capistrano

His Mater's Voice : POP 425 (45s)

One Robert Byrd's biggest solo successes in the USA along with "Rockin' Robin" but "Pretty One" did little sales over in England. This is an elusive UK 45 that is seldom encountered with the original centre still intact or indeed experienced with clean vinyl.

After a successful career with the Hollywood Flames, Bobby embarked on his own, this recording with his Satellites but was unable after "Rockin' Robin" to mirror the success of that and "Little Bitty Pretty One" again. He then partnered fellow "Flames" singer Earl Nelson (Jackie Lee) forming the partnership Bob & Earl. But after 5 45's and little in the way of success Bobby Byrd went back to being a solo artist. Leaving Earl Nelson to enlist Bob Relf to continue in 1963 finding success with "Harlem Shuffle" first and then a strong run of Mirwood records as a duo and single artist.

Bobby Day was left to reflect, continuing with his solo career under the guidance Googie Rene on class.

This should be of interest to Soul collectors as well as Rock N' Roll enthusiasts, o collectors of elusive 50's British 50's. Bobby of course inadvertently received a second lease of life when Michael Jackson & the Jackson Five took to rerecording his hits and the radio station jocks delighted in spinning the original versions. "Rockin' Robin" and Little Bitty "Pretty One" were right back in the public eye.

1957 British 45 in clean condition does not turn up often.

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl, revealing only the finest of sleeve storage hairlines, label carries RADIO MALAYA tag and light radio station graffiti (see images). This 45 has had little or no radio plays has it still retains its original birth-sleeve and the vinyl carries full gloss.

Fine clean vinyl, revealing only the finest of sleeve storage hairlines, label carries RADIO MALAYA tag and light radio station graffiti (see images). This 45 has had little or no radio plays has it still retains its original birth-sleeve and the vinyl carries full gloss.

Lee Andrews ad the Hearts - Nobody's Home / Try The Impossible - London HLU 8661

Lee Andrews ad the Hearts

Nobody's Home / Try The Impossible

London : HLU 8661 (45s)

In the 50['s Philly's main man Lee Andrews's 2nd. and last try at breaking into the British market, was of course again a complete failure. The Brits were not quite ready for cultured Doo-Wop. THe same scenario when Decca picked up their 1957 Main Line release, the crooning ballad side "Try The Impossible" may have been right for the Philadelphia public but the British record buying were in no mood the R&B ballads no matter how seamless the harmony was.

Maybe if they'd have led with the "Black Rocker" hidden on the flipside, it may have captured the UK Rock & Rollers imagination..

We lead with that flipside screamer Decca hid from us, a vocal group-growler with "doo-wah" support, finger-clicking, insistent handclaps and an insane saxophone intrusion that elevates this 45 into a frantic top drawer Rock n' Roll dance groove.

For the vocal harmony purists, they will still adore the side Decca chose.. "Try The Impossible" a sublime session showcases Lee Andrews & The Hearts at their silkiest best!

The disc is now considered a real-London-rarity, especially in this exceptional condition.:If wasn't fir old school Soul collectors picking a copy or two up think it was "soul" I don't think we would ever have this 45 come our way. Incredibly rare and this copy is a beauty.

Condition Report

A-side vinyl is in spectacular condition, just a few fine sleeve storage surface hairlines, revealed under direct light. None of which affect play. B-side vinyl has a minuscule mild superficial scuff. Tri centre in place, both labels are flawless, still housed in birth-sleeve.

A-side vinyl is in spectacular condition, just a few fine sleeve storage surface hairlines, revealed under direct light. None of which affect play. B-side vinyl has a minuscule mild superficial scuff. Tri centre in place, both labels are flawless, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Manfred Mann with Paul Jones -Aswas / 1966 UK 4 track EP wih cover -     HMV 7EG 8962 EP PS

Manfred Mann with Paul Jones

Aswas / 1966 UK 4 track EP wih cover

HMV: 7EG 8962 EP PS (EP)

An exceptional copy of Manfred Mann's rarest UK EP.

The highly regarded five man band consisting firstly of just Manfred Mann & Mike Hugg./ Soon to be joined by Mike Vickers, Dave Richmond and the accomplished Paul Jones who voice fronted so many of there recordings.

This EP includes the great MOD dancer "It's Getting Late" which never achieved 45 release in Britain only appeared briefly as a German 45.

The quintet wrote and recorded a hybrid of R&B, Jazz, Beat, Psyche and had their own unique emphasised by Paul Jones's strong vocal. Also covering several Soul recordings notably Marie Knight's "Come Tomorrow", Maxine Brown's "Oh No Not My Baby".

This elusive EP produced by long-term guide John Burgess with single release in mind, but the impeding split with Paul Jones and Mike Vickers going their leaving the team. Put te brkes on release=inng the 5 man recording who were now just 3 and no lead vocal from Jones. Which leaves this EP with the special status of no singles were issued in the UK from this EP.

So now check out, these 4 muscular recordings, then remind yourself f the exceptional unblemished condition.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, unblemished full gloss vinyl. Laminated cover looks shop-fresh unblemished in every way. As good as it gets near perfection throughout

Two perfect labels, unblemished full gloss vinyl. Laminated cover looks shop-fresh unblemished in every way. As good as it gets near perfection throughout

Smithy - Witchfinder / Deserted - Hillcrest Records HCT 3

Smithy

Witchfinder / Deserted

Hillcrest Records : HCT 3 (45s)

Ian R. Smith is the "Witchfinder" as Jamaica's love of hit movie titles again a manifests itself as a wicked Reggae groove. Sung and produced by the artist himself Ian Smith makes a convincing Vincent Price with his bloodcurdling voice booming through the dance rhythms.

Heavy duty Hammond rhythms relentlessly prompts the Smithy delivery of this compelling tune. Irresistible dance pulses pump out as the eerie vocal sends out warnings of pursuit.

One cool tune, very sought after seldom seen for sale.

Flip it over fir more "Smithy" novelty, this time he morphs into being smooth seducer.. I like him more as the sadistic burner of Witches rather than the sickly insincere smoothie...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, free of writing, stains, stickers, or scars. vinyl reveals light surface hairlines under direct light. plays clean and true. listen ..<br />

Two clean labels, free of writing, stains, stickers, or scars. vinyl reveals light surface hairlines under direct light. plays clean and true. listen ..

Cornel Blakely / Lola Malette  - Jesus Prayed, As They Slept  / When I See A Mountain - Ricare 1502

Cornel Blakely / Lola Malette

Jesus Prayed, As They Slept / When I See A Mountain

Ricare : 1502 (45s)

Insanely rare March 1962 Detroit Gospel featuring the rarest recording of Cornel Blakely spectacular vocal. A man once produced by Berry Gordy who went under the name of Bouncing Cornell Blakely

Both sides were written by James Hendrix who we all know to be the driving force behind all those fabulous 45s that came out on his "Carrie" label. This disc however was especially recorded live whilst celebrating the life of Revered J. A. Charleston at the St. Paul A.M.E. Church Choir, a service conducted by Reverend A.D. Evans Pastor from Detroit Michigan.

This 45 above all Cornel's recording demonstrates his immense vocal power, not so evident on his secular 45s on Carrie, Mable, Rich, Shenita etc. For those of you serious about the local life and religion of Motor City singers, this is a 45 most all of you will never have seen before, a really rare disc for Gospel collectors and Detroit scholars alike.

The flipside is a recording by the magnificent vocalist Lola Malette whom, at this time we know virtually nothing about.

Here is a disc we have never seen before saturated in mystery and history, A recording that may leave you wondering why James Hendrix or Cornell Blakely never broke through to become the star their talent surely deserved.

This 45 is in fine clean condition. with only the light sleeve storage blemished visible under direct light.

Condition Report

Strong excellent + throughout still housed in its original birth sleeve.

Strong excellent + throughout still housed in its original birth sleeve.

Randy's All Star's - Together / Blue Danube Waltz - Randy's RAN 506

Randy's All Star's

Together / Blue Danube Waltz

Randy's : RAN 506 (45s)

"Together" is a flipside that has over time emerged as one of the finest Reggae "Funker"s of all time. With it sitting on the flipside of a Vincent Chin "novelty" session, that sold almost nothing for it outrageously crass execution of the "Blue Danube Waltz" a tongue-in-check almost "Saint Trinian's Orchestra" send up.

But the flipside "Together" is a whole different game. Wow, what a tune, sitting comfortably between Reggae and Funk the session shells-out narcotic rhythms of dance nobody could resist. A showcasing of Vincent Chin's genius and the coiled up talent just waiting to spring from his top room at "Randy's". HIs musicians were on a mission this day in 1970.

I'm thinking this tune would not be our of place in a "Funk" DJ's set, whilst in a Reggae DJ set, this is a blinding tune to drop

Very rarely comes to market, it's been 6 years since a Discogs listing and even longer since an E-Bay listing..

A really cool tune which ever DJ camp you sit in.


Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl reveals multiple light hairlines, but plays well. listen to the soundfile directly lifted from the disc.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl reveals multiple light hairlines, but plays well. listen to the soundfile directly lifted from the disc.

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