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Matador All Stars c/w U-Roy  - Love Kiss Blue / Scandal - Blank FLD 7431

Matador All stars c/w U-Roy

Love Kiss Blue / Scandal

Blank : FLD 7431 (45s)

An instrumental with narcotic capabilities, I defy you, to only just allow yourself one listen to "Love Kiss Blue" as a jamming session unfolds into a sumptuous delight horns and keyboard fusion.

Rhythmically taken in part from the highly sought after Hamlins (Amblings) - I Don't Care - Doctor Bird; which is noted on the label by a previous owner. Just like the Hamlins this too is an addictive session but crammed with inspirational instrument interludes as each members takes turn to show-off his abilities. Johnny Moore ex-Skatalite leading the way with a silky haunting presence supplied by his skillful caressing of the trumpet. then there's that creamy trombone particularly creeping under your skin, unlikely to depart from you ear for some time after.. addictive indeed. An instrumental masterpiece to my ears.

Flip it over to hear a strong U-Roy session as "Scandal" meets your ears. As U-Roy raps though a rich horn dominated mid-tempo arrangement and great side to compliment the "special" a-side.




Condition Report

Two blank labels with handwritten credits. Vinl has multiple light surface marks, but as you can hear it plays without flaw. The occasional background tick is as bad as it gets. Visually vg plays excellent on BOTH sides. Listen..

Two blank labels with handwritten credits. Vinl has multiple light surface marks, but as you can hear it plays without flaw. The occasional background tick is as bad as it gets. Visually vg plays excellent on BOTH sides. Listen..

Pleasures - Music City / If I Had A Little Money - SUE WI 357

Pleasures

Music City / If I Had A Little Money

SUE : WI 357 (45s)

We were not quite sure which auction area to drop this SUE rarity into, as it is perfectly at home in the "Soul" rarities section or indeed in the Rare Rock & Pop section; as the great Jack Nitzsche arranged this novelty group dance recording.

Now, whether the title refers to the world famous "Music City Record Shop" in Berkeley, Californian is a matter for debate. As is the writer's i.d. - being most likely Fred Smith of Keymen fame, son of Effie Smith; as this recording is so reminiscent of all those great "Olympics" dance sessions that emerged from Los Angeles in the 60' guided by Fred himself.

What we do know for certain is that Jack Nitzsche was the arranger of this novelty dance session, that it was the only release for The Pleasures, even though it sold reasonably in California in 1963. This is a recording that crosses the boundaries of Soul into "Popcorn" "Rock & Roll" A vocal-group beater, the novelty lyrics, heavy girl-group background vocals, all add up to a memorable & different production, that will soon have you dropping the stylus again for another listen.

Whilst the USA press is not too challenging to acquire, this UK press from 1965 is a different task, if like the majority of SUE addicts you want as near perfection as possible, whilst adding to our SUE collection.

This copy is FLAWLESS and rare by that fact alone!

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, strong clean unblemished vinyl Mint - / Mint - throughout.

Two flawless labels, strong clean unblemished vinyl Mint - / Mint - throughout.

Doreen Schafer c/w Dillinger - Still In Love / version - Coxsone SC 106

Doreen Schafer c/w Dillinger

Still In Love / version

Coxsone: SC 106 (45s)

The sweet voice of Doreen Schafer revamps the Alton Ellis Studio 1 classic, injecting style and class with her effortless style.

Backed up by a male vocal group the team craft and beautiful mid-tempo groove, irresistible in it's make up, and the horns respectfully follow the indulgent atmosphere, by smoothly blowing out the tone.

Strong rhythms, delectable Sister vocal, sweet harmony choruses..

a fabulous song, in fabulous uncommon condition!

Condition Report

Rare condition, miraculously clean Mint minus vinyl, clean labels other than "MADE IN JAMAICA" rubber stamping on the a-side face.

Rare condition, miraculously clean Mint minus vinyl, clean labels other than "MADE IN JAMAICA" rubber stamping on the a-side face.

Who - My Generation / 1967 USA stereo press - Decca DL74664

Who

My Generation / 1967 USA stereo press

Decca : DL74664 (LPs)

1967 USA STEREO press, still amazingly retains in full ORIGINAL SHRINK WRAP and the discounted $3.89 shop price, what an eye-catching piece of "Who" history.

Noting that the pricing sticker in on the shrink-wrap and not the album cover. So not affecting the cover's perfectness of full colour no fade. It is after all, a cover that can have suffered from exposure to light, it is rare to encounter such strong depth of colour still there after 51 years.

The vinyl has been played, there are light surface, hairline scuffing but NOTHING that show up on the stylus.

The whole album has been satisfactorily play tested as excellent.

You will not locate a better preserved cover anywhere, I believe this has been our stock since the early 80's., in an area we are only just investigating after decades of shelf storage.

Condition Report

The cover is as good as you could possibly hope to acquire, two perfect labels, vinyl housed in original "London Records" advert inner. Vinyl has some light surface hairlines, mild surface storage scuffing. Play test and there is no background noise whilst music is playing everything sounds crystal clear. On the silent groove between the tracks a very light hardly audible pop or two. Visually vg plays excellent.

The cover is as good as you could possibly hope to acquire, two perfect labels, vinyl housed in original "London Records" advert inner. Vinyl has some light surface hairlines, mild surface storage scuffing. Play test and there is no background noise whilst music is playing everything sounds crystal clear. On the silent groove between the tracks a very light hardly audible pop or two. Visually vg plays excellent.

Anthony Ellis - I Am The Ruler / Ruler Version - Studio 1 CD 1031

Anthony Ellis

I Am The Ruler / Ruler Version

Studio 1 : CD 1031 (45s)

Original 1968 press, not the 2014 repress.

This Studio 1 original is in sublime condition, another Jamaican 45 seldom seen in tip-top condition.

"King Rocky" with his 1968 recording that sneaked out in the UK on the flipside of "The Heptones" version of Otis's "Sittin' On the Dock Of the Bay" Studio One 2052 a rare disc indeed.

It's Jamaican original counterpart is no easy find either, especially in this fine clean condition.

A whistling Hammond dominates the swaying rhythm, as a perfectly pitched falsetto harmony group coo away in the background. Subtly creeping under your skin as the chorus "I Am The Ruler" fills your space. A lengthy instrumental break bridges the song seamlessly. Leaving you feeling all the for hearing this flowing testament of vocal-group Rock Steady.

The flipside version makes some clever adjustments to the arrangements

Condition Report

Two clean labels, showing off the inner ring on the label landscape, to easily distinguish this press from the highly regarded and valued 2014 repress. The vinyl has FULL GLOSS hardly a hairline to be found. Visually there are two areas of light mist, typical of a Jamaican pressing, not affecting play in any way. No scratches, pimples, just the odd fine hairline of two reveals themselves, when angled in the light. as you can hear it p[lays beautifully clean.

Two clean labels, showing off the inner ring on the label landscape, to easily distinguish this press from the highly regarded and valued 2014 repress. The vinyl has FULL GLOSS hardly a hairline to be found. Visually there are two areas of light mist, typical of a Jamaican pressing, not affecting play in any way. No scratches, pimples, just the odd fine hairline of two reveals themselves, when angled in the light. as you can hear it p[lays beautifully clean.

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Gass -  JuJu / 1970 UK press - Polydor 2383 022

Gass

JuJu / 1970 UK press

Polydor : 2383 022 (LPs)

Rare 1970 UK press is fine clean condition.

An inventive five man gathering led by Bobby Tench of Humble Pie fame, not only an accomplished guitarist Bobby (Gass) was also vocally prominent on all these recordings; his snarling gravel coated vocal so very effective within these Hammond, Flute dominated productions. The richness of his voice adding another dimension to the intricate arrangements.

The album is a strong fusion of many influences R&B slanted Prog-Rock, influenced by Jazz, Afro and a pinch of Funk. Appealing to a wide range of tastes, but primarily considered a Prog-Rock jewel, as tracks incorporate some highly notable guitar breaks, cathedral organ effects dreamy atmospheric Psyche is the overall results of their creative cocktails.

An elusive album, that has yet to receive the wider appreciation it surely deserves..

Listen and prepare to be impressed

Condition Report

Clean laminated cover reveals light storage wear light corner tip rub, only a few light creasing veins top front, bottom right front (see images). The vinyl is free of any visible marks, play tested and plays flawless. A string Mint -. Both labels are flawless

Clean laminated cover reveals light storage wear light corner tip rub, only a few light creasing veins top front, bottom right front (see images). The vinyl is free of any visible marks, play tested and plays flawless. A string Mint -. Both labels are flawless

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Freedom Singers c/w Jackie Mitto - Pyaka / Jump For Joy - Coxsone  CS 05 / 06

Freedom Singers c/w Jackie Mitto

Pyaka / Jump For Joy

Coxsone : CS 05 / 06 (45s)

RARE 1967 British Coxsone test press! Rarely surfaces for sale.

White labels have over the decades been decorated with various observations "Rock Steady" "Good" "X X" "BAYKA YEH" "Rocksteady Bad" "Pakara Girl" all part of it's mysterious history in the life of various owners. But during that time the vinyl has been beautifully cherished. Strong clean Ex+, hardly a blemish revealed under direct light and plays as you will hear, sublimely clean.

A-side is strong patois vocals laced through delicate Rock Steady guitar rhythms. Fluid harmonies with tight responses give up an addictive flow of dance.

Flip it over to be treated to a keyboard masterclass from former "Skatalite" Jackie Mitto. An inspiring display of Hammond skills as swirling rhythms take to the air, provoking the need for dance.

Two strong sides, one very rare disc revealing it's journey through the ages on it's face, but NOT on it's vinyl.





Condition Report

Beautifully clean vinyl both sides, original 3 prong push-out centre removed. A-side label decorated with decades DJ graffiti flipside label has light tear and handwritten credits.

Beautifully clean vinyl both sides, original 3 prong push-out centre removed. A-side label decorated with decades DJ graffiti flipside label has light tear and handwritten credits.

Gadfrey Lewis - Promised Land / D.J's Style - Creation 3208

Gadfrey Lewis

Promised Land / D.J's Style

Creation : 3208 (45s)

A flawless copy of this elusive 1981 Jamaican press.

100% Gadfrey Lewis D.I.Y. project benefiting from subtle horns and irresistible Roots rhythms. Gadfrey's insistent vocal is prompted by classy trumpet blows, bongos, echoing choruses.

Superior "Roots" with a reputation, in dream condition..

Try finding a mint minus example of this 37 year old..

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, two unblemised vinyls, strong Mint - / MInt -

Two totally clean labels, two unblemised vinyls, strong Mint - / MInt -

Johnny Clarke - Satta Mas A Ganna / version - Monicas RG 76-29

Johnny Clarke

Satta Mas A Ganna / version

Monicas : RG 76-29 (45s)

A rare Bunny Lee 1976 production of the Reggae anthem made eternal by Bernard Collins in 1969.

This is such a cool version, vocally delicious, with hanging horns, perfectly accentuating those poignant lyrics in homage of the "homeland" of Africa.

This Toronto Canada project is no easy find, especially in this magnificent flawless condition.

So click the soundfile and prepare for a quality version on a timeless classic.

Condition Report

Perfect labels, unblemished vinyl. A good as it gets.

Perfect labels, unblemished vinyl. A good as it gets.

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Outlaws - Law And Order / Do-Da-Day - H.M.V. POP 1241

Outlaws

Law And Order / Do-Da-Day

HMV : POP 1241 (45s)

The R.G.M. sound provide for the Rank film "Live It Up" on which Joe Meek was musical adviser; starring Gene Vincent, Patsy Ann Noble, Heinz and David Hemming it was a 1963 "Swing and Dance" story of youth.

This single encapsulates the era of when guitar instrumentals were "king" and fitted neatly into the setting of the movie.

For Joe Meek disciples this 45 is obviously highly collectable as the seldom seen Promo. But this 45 is far collectable for the serious collectors of Deep Purple in features Richie Blackmore, long term session guitarist for Joe Meek's machine.

HMV 1241 is a very important piece in the developing jigsaw of British Rock.

And this copy is near flawless!

Condition Report

Tiny date 2/12 on a-side of two otherwise flawless Red & White Promo label. Full gloss vinyl, reveals only the finest of surface hairline blemishes when angled under light. A strong clean Mint minus both sides.

Tiny date 2/12 on a-side of two otherwise flawless Red & White Promo label. Full gloss vinyl, reveals only the finest of surface hairline blemishes when angled under light. A strong clean Mint minus both sides.

Jack Scott with the Fabulous Chantones - The Spirit Moves Me / 1960 UK press - Top Rank 35-109

Jack Scott with the Fabulous Chantones

The Spirit Moves Me / 1960 UK press

Top Rank : 35-109 (LPs)

Collectors of rare British albums, will appreciate this 1960 UK press just never surfaces for sale.

Rock & Roll icon does harmony Gospel, backed by his Fabulous Chantones.

An album that sold virtually nothing upon release in the UK as Jack Scott ventures off his usual track of vibrant Teen or Rock & Roll into Spiritual territory.

This album's scarcity and standout condition, makes it a rare opportunity for those of you serious about British made 60's albums, you rarely see.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, housed in original poly-lined EMI inner sleeve. Vinyl reveals some very fine hairlines, but plays a strong clean excellent , listen. The flipback laminated front cover is unblemished, the cover corner-tips are only area revealing the mildest signs of careful storage. bacxk cover is free of writing, stains sticker or tears there is some very light occasional age foxing on the white areas. all seams are intact, sold as new.

Two perfect labels, housed in original poly-lined EMI inner sleeve. Vinyl reveals some very fine hairlines, but plays a strong clean excellent , listen. The flipback laminated front cover is unblemished, the cover corner-tips are only area revealing the mildest signs of careful storage. bacxk cover is free of writing, stains sticker or tears there is some very light occasional age foxing on the white areas. all seams are intact, sold as new.

Legend - Don't You Never / Someday - Vertigo 6059 036 DJ

Legend

Don't You Never / Someday

Vertigo : 6059 036 DJ (45s)

Rare and flawless 1971 UK promo copy, of two tracks that never saw album release in the 70's. Although, the cult following Mickey Jupp enjoys, may be able to hear "Don't You Never" on his 1978 Stiff album "Mickey Jupp's Legend" which she assembled a compilation from his 3 "Vertigo" albums. But "Someday" never appeared on the album, making this 45 an essential piece in the MIckey Jupp jigsaw of releases.

The unassuming Mickey Jupp built up an enthusiastic cult-following through the years with his fusing of R&B/Folk/Rock with his energetic guitar playing the fulcrum for his work. A talented lyricist, who enjoyed giving out his easy-going melodic vocal stitched into an feelgood arrangement. Perfectly captured on the jolly flipside "Someday"

One of Vertigo's rare 45s, and unusually no featured on any of his two Vertigo LP's.

Condition is right, and it's hard not to love Mickey Jupp's work..




Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, and vinyl to match, just the finest of sleeve storage hairlines revealed under direct light.

Two flawless promo labels, and vinyl to match, just the finest of sleeve storage hairlines revealed under direct light.

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