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John Lee Hooker - Burnin' / 1962 Original press - Vee Jay LP 1043

John Lee Hooker

Burnin' / 1962 Original press

Vee Jay : LP 1043 (LPs)

You will never acquire a finer copy of the iconic 1962 Blues masterpiece from a Blues legend.

From shop purchase the album was slipped into and audiophile polytheme inner, away from the acidic paper inner. The result of the vinyl surface leaves the beautriful vista of a full gloss Mint minus unblemished beauty, that plays PERFECT.

The label suggests little or no plays, the owner we know was a condition fanatic. He treasured all his vinyl and recorded it all to cassette tape when he got home from the Record store. Cover has been carefully filed only the merest storage rub to the corner tips. NO cut out drill hole or corner snips.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

We shall certainly never see the like again, act accordingly! Classic RARE BLUES seldom surfaces in this immaculate condition.

Know listen to the sample soundfiles we lifted for you and experience one of the greatest R&B album ever created.

Condition Report

We repeat:<br /> <br /> From shop purchase the album was slipped into and audiophile polytheme inner, away from the acidic paper inner. The result of the vinyl surface leaves the beautriful vista of a full gloss Mint minus unblemished beauty, that plays PERFECT.<br /> <br /> The label suggests little or no plays, the owner we know was a condition fanatic. He treasured all his vinyl and recorded it all to cassette tape when he got home from the Record store. Cover has been carefully filed only the merest storage rub to the corner tips. NO cut out drill hole or corner snips.<br /> <br /> THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS. <br /> <br /> We shall certainly never see the like again, act accordingly! Classic RARE BLUES seldom surfaces in this immaculate condition.<br /> <br />

We repeat:

From shop purchase the album was slipped into and audiophile polytheme inner, away from the acidic paper inner. The result of the vinyl surface leaves the beautriful vista of a full gloss Mint minus unblemished beauty, that plays PERFECT.

The label suggests little or no plays, the owner we know was a condition fanatic. He treasured all his vinyl and recorded it all to cassette tape when he got home from the Record store. Cover has been carefully filed only the merest storage rub to the corner tips. NO cut out drill hole or corner snips.

THIS IS AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

We shall certainly never see the like again, act accordingly! Classic RARE BLUES seldom surfaces in this immaculate condition.


Winston Samuels - Never Again / MY Angel - Ska Beat JB 214

Winston Samuels

Never Again / My Angel

Ska Beat: JB 214 (45s)

1965 British press in fine clean condition of this classic SEP recording.

Two classic style SKA recordings from this 21 year old, who had developed an authentic sound. Being mentored by such greats as Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, Sonia Pottinger, Cecil Campbell etc.

Racking up many local hits before moving on to the USA Winston was already a SKA legend.

This session came under the guidance of Sonia Eloise Pottinger and her S.E.P. label. Providing Winston with a rich Horn section and Sonia ear for the uplifting, easy going production. "Never Again" typical mid-60s SKA with easy dance rhythms, simplistic cymbals releasing gentle pulses, whilst the Trumpets pump away in the background. Then in classic Pottinger style she adds a screaming Harmonic to the proceedings, adding another dimension to the recording.

Flip it over is more classic style SKA this time showcasing some standout musicianship as the session Trumpeter serves up an incredible array of notes and antics, as Winston's consummate vocal just pours out the lyrics.
Two great sides with the flip's Trumpet display deserving of more than one listen.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, original 3 prong center in place, a-side vinyl reveals only the lightest of hairlines. Strong clean Ex+ throughout. flipside vinyl has a few light marks, occasional light click at the beginning. Ex + a-side. vg+ flipside.

Two flawless labels, original 3 prong center in place, a-side vinyl reveals only the lightest of hairlines. Strong clean Ex+ throughout. flipside vinyl has a few light marks, occasional light click at the beginning. Ex + a-side. vg+ flipside.

Dubs - Beside My Love / Gonna Take A Chance - London HL 8684

Dubs

Beside My Love / Gonna Take A Chance

London : HL 8684 (45s)

a fine clean 1958 UK press

Originally presented as a flipside "Beside My Love" emerged over the years as a classic R&B group-harmony ballad. A style of sound that in 1958 the UK general public were not completely seekinng. Other than the sound of the Platters very little else managed to chart.

Gathering from Harlem, New York. included Curtis Blandon's brother Richard Blandon, Cleveland Still, Jimmy Miller, Bill Carlisle and Thom Gardner a time served group having starting life as The Marvels. Before launching a rather successful career as The Dubs.

This 45 offers two sides to this R&B group versatility, initially leading with an upbeat group shaker "Gonna Take A Chance" before the DJ's picking up on the sublime "Beside My Love"

Super rare as this British 45 release that today is consider a fine example of the New York, R&B harmony sound, in it's rarest form.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, tri-center full intact. Vinyl reveals light surface hairlines but as you can hear the feelgood rocker plays flawless.

Two clean labels, tri-center full intact. Vinyl reveals light surface hairlines but as you can hear the feelgood rocker plays flawless.

Bubbles & Co. - Underneath My Pillow / Just One Girl - Pye 7N 15875

Bubbles & Co.

Underneath My Pillow / Just One Girl

Pye: 7N 15875 (45s)

Extremely RARE 1965 British press, of a 45 that came out in the USA on the iconic Blue Cat. A release that "Leiber & Stoller" hoping it would ride the wave of "British Invasion". The a-side is a painful attempt to cash in on the "British Accent" an "over-egged" novelty recording following in the "Cockney" style of Herman's Hermits "Mrs Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" which was well received in the USA. But Blue Cat's hopes of emulating tat success never happened.

In the UK this 45 was buried without trace, and remains today of Pye's very rarest 60's 45's. It's a shame really that, chasing the "Hit" Pye led with this "silly" side as hidden on the flipside is an excellent Roger Young composition "Just One Girl" a wonderful mid-60's British mid-tempo, featuring standout percussion, lilting guitar rhythms, strong vocal-group harmonies. If promoted properly Pye could maybe hav e had a hit with this addictive stroller.

But Pye did go strong on the "Mrs Brown" cockney ticket. Releasing it 3 times once on Blue Cat in the USA (rare), Pye Canada (obscure). Leaving the 1965 British press on UK Pye absolutely unicorn-rare.

If you appreciate and are curious about the strange mindset of British Record companies of the 60's, in their banal attempts to secure sales at the expense of good music. Do listen to the cringe-worthy a-side, then follow through to the flipside to have your faith restored in the swinging 60's and all it had to offer.

RARE IN THE EXTREME!

Condition Report

two fine clean labels, fine clean vinyl, just the merest of surface hairlines revealed under direct light. All housed in birth sleeve, a fabulous copy of a record we'll possibly never see again.

two fine clean labels, fine clean vinyl, just the merest of surface hairlines revealed under direct light. All housed in birth sleeve, a fabulous copy of a record we'll possibly never see again.

Charlie White - Little Mama Don't Leave Me / Sweetie Baby - Winley 219

Charlie White

Little Mama Don't Leave Me / Sweetie Baby

Winley : 219 (45s)

Rare 1957 New York R&B/Black rocker on that highly regarded Paul Winley imprint, in impossibly clean MINT minus vinyl.

This is one of Paul Winley early independent sessions whilst the label was in it's infancy. Enlisting the services of his brothers old teammate and ex-Clovers singer Charlie White, one of just two 45's Charlie released on the Winley label. His other 45 a year later is a fine Doo-Wop ballad, again showcasing Charlie's imploring style.

This disc, Paul led with his Ethel Byrd collaboration "Sweetie Baby", a lively big percussion driven Rocker, simplistic production allow Charlie rough-cut vocal to be clearly heard and appreciated before an accomplish lengthy Sax intrusion steals the show.

But the real star of this 45, is the recording hidden away on the original flip. Where the Saxophonist start the proceeding dominated by rattling piano pulses for a much livelier Rocker. Again that uncredited Saxophonist takes his chance to shine with another powerfully-blown interlude.. as Charlie raises the bar, and his snarling, curled top lip vocal rips into the lyrics with new found enthusiasm.

So often on these independent 45's it is the flipside that sounds the most compelling when played decades later. Maybe the gentler lead side, was why this 1957 45 is so rare, as it scored few sales...

But the real rarity lies in the impeccable condition. Unblemished, maybe even unplayed vinyl before we rescued it from a dark corner of our inventory.


Condition Report

Fabulously unblemished vinyl on both sides, listen to perfect audio. Original A-side label is spotless, flipside label with the song we lead with, has a 10c written on it (see scans)

Fabulously unblemished vinyl on both sides, listen to perfect audio. Original A-side label is spotless, flipside label with the song we lead with, has a 10c written on it (see scans)

Egg - Seven Is a Jolly Good Time / You Are All Princes - UK Deram DM 269 DJ

Egg

Seven Is a Jolly Good Time / You Are All Princes

Deram : DM 269 DJ (45s)

1969 British promo copy, from this highly regarded group featuring the prolific keyboard magician Dave Stewart.

The group's one and only 45, that preceded their two much sought-after Deram albums. leaving the only authentic way to own these two 1969 Progressive Rock gems is to acquire this elusive 45.

Check out why this trio's work is so sought-after. Both sides written by the extreme talents of Dave Stewart, Monty Campbell and Clive Brooks.

Prog Rock scholars will know it is unusual for a Prog 45 to not have reach album track status at the time. This 45 was the taster of things to come from this short-lived grouping.

Rarely appearing for sale, this copy was never paid for when it was won and auction and is the ONLY copy we have ever had it stock.

Rare and essential..




Condition Report

Date stamp, Radio Station I.D. on the promo labels. Vinyl is an immaculate - mint minus - housed in birth-sleeve.

Date stamp, Radio Station I.D. on the promo labels. Vinyl is an immaculate - mint minus - housed in birth-sleeve.

Various Artists - Singing The Blues / 1963 UK 4 track EP with cover - London REP 1403

Various Artists

Singing The Blues / 1963 UK 4 track EP with cover

London : REP 1403 (EP)

Continuing our auctioning of rare EP's here's no that will interest London collectors, Blues & R&B enthusiasts and British Soul vinyl connoisseurs and of course the OCD condition conscious.

Bright clean Mint minus vinyl. Clean labels, clean crease free laminated cover. A solitary tiny flaw on back cover a faded hand-written file number E.P. 30 sits just under RE-P 1403 (see scan)

What a well selected 4 track listing cover 3 x Minit label releases and completed with the Chris Kenner classic from the neighboring "Instant" label giving this EP a distinctive New Orleans feel to it. 4 outstanding classics..

1. Ernie K. Doe - Mother-In-Law
2. Showmen - It Will Stand
3. Jesse Hill - Ooh Poo Pah Doo
4. Chris Kenner - I Like It Like That

Not a bad track among them, all uplifting classic style club R&B/Soul.

An EP hard to acquire in clean condition with a crease free face.


Condition Report

Reiterating the message from above: Bright clean Mint minus vinyl. Clean labels, clean crease free laminated cover. A solitary tiny flaw on back cover a faded hand-written file number E.P. 30 sits just under RE-P 1403 (see scan)<br />

Reiterating the message from above: Bright clean Mint minus vinyl. Clean labels, clean crease free laminated cover. A solitary tiny flaw on back cover a faded hand-written file number E.P. 30 sits just under RE-P 1403 (see scan)

Intruders - The Intruder / Surfin' Green - Anderson Records GS 103

Intruders

The Intruder / Surfin' Green

Anderson : GS 103 (45s)

Being a long way from the sea never stopped these guy from serving up two insane local instrumentals from Anderson, Indiana.

From small-town where the population has dwindled by almost 20,000 since this this record was pressed by a local enterprise "Anderson Records". I can't help thinking "The Intruders" jam session possibly drove the neighbors to away.. as these boys joyride their instruments with no apparent consideration for the older generation.

So whether the members involved in this wicked instrumental statement are still alive or in the area is somewhat doubtful. All we do know is this 45 gives up relentless two irrepressible guitar sessions, ready for the "Garage" or "Surf" DJ to rip his set up with. Check out this passionately exuberant plectrum picking by several guitarists on a mission to deliver an "8" on the Richter scale, with an inexcusable amount of snottiness and aggitation. The slow intro deceives, until rattling drum stuns your ears.. then we're off on an unstoppable journey of guitar mastery with attitude!

flip it and again this group tease with pedestrian Tex-Mex intro, that rises up through the gears, delivering another darting "Garage / Surf" instrumental this time with "Rolling Surf" sound effects..

Two top instrumental statements - in tip-top condition

Condition Report

a flawless copy - strong clrean Mint minus vinyl - two unblemished rich red labels - NO fade.

a flawless copy - strong clrean Mint minus vinyl - two unblemished rich red labels - NO fade.

Eddie Cochran - Sittin' In The Balcony / Completely Sweet -  London HLU 8433 tri

Eddie Cochran

Sittin' In The Balcony / Completely Sweet

London : HLU 8433 tri (45s)

Eddie's most-wanted in stunning condition!

Only his 2nd. release in the UK, a moody stroller, with Eddie at his sulking best. Benefiting from a full male vocal group chorus and a musucualar guiy=tar breaks.

Apparently Decca's first 45 to have a release year on the label, 1958 denoted is the tiniest silver numbers top right hand.

This was Eddie’s first US Liberty release, strangely released in the UK after ‘20 Flight Rock’ after it featured in the movie "The Girl Can't Help It". In America 'Sittin' In The Balcony' reached No.18 on the chart, but failed to sell at all in the uK as "Cochran" remained under the public radar.

Today "Sittin' In The Balcony " is consider Eddie "best" London Rock & Roller, as every his other 11 London releases pale significantly under scrutiny using "Balcony" as a bench mark.

Seldom surfacing for sale, and a major void in many a London and Brit-release Rock N' Roll - do not pass by.



Condition Report

Just a few very light insignificant surface hairlines, as you hear it plays beautifully clean. Tri centre is fully intact, housed in vintage London sleeve

Just a few very light insignificant surface hairlines, as you hear it plays beautifully clean. Tri centre is fully intact, housed in vintage London sleeve

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