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Monotones - No Waiting / Like A Lover Should - Pye 7N 15761 DJ

Monotones

No Waiting / Like A Lover Should

Pye : 7N 15761 DJ (45s)

Essex Boys who never quite made it;

An obscure 4 man band from Southend On Sea who achieved little or no success from there 4 UK 45's over a near two year period from 1964 to 1965; even though all of their releases are accomplish and reflect the "Beat" era completely.

Although their members frequently changed we think, the line up on this single was most probably Brian Alexander (lead vocal), Jim Eaton (backing vocals) Pete Stanley (bass guitar) and the late Gary Nichols (on drums)

These guys later morphed in The Treetops on Parlophone who did a worthy version of The Four Tops "Without The One You Love) in 1971 and during the 60s backed all those expensive Mark Lloyd (real name Nigel Basham) recordings on Parlophone, Nigel was once a member of the band before going solo and kept their association alive, whilst making those three most-sought after 45's.

So these guys have a pedigree, and it shows on this 45, their 3rd release in 1965, presented here as the rare and immaculate white demo still inside it's birth sleeve.

A very nice piece of young guy British "Beat" with some history behind it

Condition Report

Flawless front cover, back cover is totally clean; very mild age browning to the white (inspect the impressive) scans. Two perfect black Liberty labels. Neat clean vinyl that only reveals the the finest of hairline in direct light and angling. Really impressive copy.

Flawless front cover, back cover is totally clean; very mild age browning to the white (inspect the impressive) scans. Two perfect black Liberty labels. Neat clean vinyl that only reveals the the finest of hairline in direct light and angling. Really impressive copy.

Small Faces - From The Beginning / original 1966 mono press - Decca LK 4879

Small Faces

From The Beginning / original 1966 mono press

Decca: LK 4879 (LPs)

THE all-time Top Mod with their 1967 UK mono release

As the music and this albums kudos speaks for itself, let;'s discuss it's standout condition.

Red 'unboxed' Decca labels; see scans for their unblemished tip top condition.

Front cover has the 'Clarifoil'" laminated front, again in a superb state of cherished filing. Perfect "tapered" spine (an uncommon level of condition) with all text and full gloss. Front cover reveals only the finest of occasional laminate veins, the whole cover lies flat with no sign of any "crush" creases or curls.

Back cover is just stunning no writing, stains, tears, stickers, just 3 "chosen tracks" having a tick at he end of them.

All Or Nothing, Sha La La La Lee, What'cha Gonna Do About It. have small ticks after them. The rest of the back cover is really clean. (see scan)

The all important vinyl A-side vinyl matrix XARL 7881-5B has hardly been played, side "A" is near Mint, not a mentionable mark to be found graded Mint -. Side "B" flipside with XARL 7882-5A reveals after an intense search a few light hairlines reveal themselves (none affecting play) a strong EX +

This album, was of course an album to play and dance to in 1967 and far beyond. This level of condition is an unusual experience and the reason it goes to a auction. Far too often, just like "The Who's" "My Generation LP the condition is worn, used, much-loved or a reissue.

First press, in elusive condition..do not pass by.

Condition Report

read above, we think it covers all aspects of conditio

read above, we think it covers all aspects of conditio

Prowler - Alcatraz /  So Lonely - SRT 5 KS 368

Prowler

Alcatraz / So Lonely

SRT : 5 KS 368 (45s)

Rare .. New Wave Of British Heavy Rock

Made 1985 in my home town of Melton Mowbray where Ian Morrison, Rob Philpotts, Chris Vye & Steve Philpotts were considered the totem of East Midlands Heavy Rock. They had already recorded the massively sought after "Forgotten Angel" they pressed 2 years earlier 1000 copies to be sold at their gigs around the East Midlands. In my lifetime I have only ever seen two copies of that NWOBHR grail. Frustratingly hard to find.

This 45 is their second and last release under that name "Prowler", was a smaller press and sent to Red Rhino Records of York for distribution. Imagine the disappointment when such a great slab of small town Heavy Rock, allegedly sold a mere 33 copies. Prowler later went and changed their band name to Passion in 1988 releasing another strong slab N.W.O.B.H.R.

"Alcatraz" is a NWOBHR trophy in the finest possible condition, with "Forghotten Angel" hurtling towards a 4 figure heavy rock collectable, at what price will "Alcatraz" rise to in the future..?

Especially in perfect condition

Condition Report

totally unblemished unplayed vinyl until trhe sound file was lifted. Two prefect labels, unblemished unhandled picture cover. As good as it gets condition.

totally unblemished unplayed vinyl until trhe sound file was lifted. Two prefect labels, unblemished unhandled picture cover. As good as it gets condition.

Billy Holiday with Tiny Grimes Sextet - Detour Ahead / Blue, Turning Grey Over You - Vogue Productions 45/V 2408

Billy Holiday with Tiny Grimes Sextet

Detour Ahead / Blue, Turning Grey Over You

Vogue Productions : 45/V 2408 (45s)

1955 UK press is spectacular flawless condition, still in birth sleeve .

A listing for those who want to collect seriously rare vinyl by the icons of the last century. Backed by revered Virginian Jazz guitar player Tiny Grimes and his Sextet

"Detour Ahead" is the perfect vehicle for "Lady Day's" meandering Blues style, has her expressive vocal pitches stroll elegantly through a sympathetic Jazz backdrop. Listen to a truly beautiful, signature "Billie" vocal caresses the arrangement. This is a record that accentuates her position as the greatest female Jazz/Blues artists of all time.

The flipside has a little more "edge" but still shimmering with her unmatched class of delivery.

Note this 1955 Brit release has a typo on her name "Billie" is spelled "Billy"

Click and listen to the greatest ever! in astonishing condition.

Condition Report

Just perfection, unplayed until we lifted the sound file, at last escaping from a lifetime of being cocooned at a former Vogue / Decca employees home. Unbelievable condition!

Just perfection, unplayed until we lifted the sound file, at last escaping from a lifetime of being cocooned at a former Vogue / Decca employees home. Unbelievable condition!

Derrick and Patsy - Steal Away / Money - Blue Beat bb 224

Derrick and Patsy

Steal Away / Money

Blue Beat : bb 224 (45s)

Derrick Morgan & Millicent Todd combine beautifully on this 1964 duet.

Uplifting, happy-go-lucky SKA, call & answer style with Derrick & Patsy playing verbal volleyball with the lyrics, whilst convincing rhythms fill the air, on a wave of Trumpeting expertise.

Vocally smooth, instrumentally brilliant, even though the recording technique is a little naive, that only adds to it's addictive charm.

Flip it over to more inspirational SKA again instrumentally exceptional, this time though Patsy seems to not be in the studio. Derrick Morgan goes solo but has the same addictive affect.

Two strong sides, with vinyl in rare condition.

Condition Report

Whilst the label has been moderately defaced in an early-days attempt to "cover-up" it's identity, the vinyl surface ae in rare condition strong Ex + on both sides.

Whilst the label has been moderately defaced in an early-days attempt to "cover-up" it's identity, the vinyl surface ae in rare condition strong Ex + on both sides.

Cilla Black - Anyone Who Had A Heart EP + Cilla Holiday Startime 1968 Program - Parlophone GEP 8901

Cilla Black

Anyone Who Had A Heart / 4 track EP and cover + Cilla Black 8 page Holiday Startime 1969 Program

Parlophone : GEP 8901 (EP)

What an interesting combination celebrating the life of one of Britain's most celebrated and best loved female singers.

THE EP.

This is without question the finest condition example of a 60's British EP we have encountered in quite some time. Read the glowing condition report. Rare condition indeed

THE PROGRAM

Vintage 1969 7" by 9" colour cover, 8 page black & white program; featuring some stunningly nostalgic black & white artist photos. Plus Parlophone album full page advert. Other vintage full page adverts include Players No. 6, Pepsi + Watney's Red Barrel, Record Players, TV and Transistor Radio, Back page Lewis's department store.
A rare time capsule program capturing the essence of the end of the 60's completely.

An unusual but captivating marriage of two "Cilla" elusive collectables.

Condition Report

EP the vinyl is a spectacular Mint minus, label are perfect with NO spindle trails no even a faint one, no indication of play other than the soundfile lifted for this listing. Cover is as good as you could ever hope for Mint minus throughout<br /> <br /> The program is clean, mild shelve life rub, full colour retained No stains, rips, stickers, tiny fray on Cilla' right boot toe (see scan) is the only flaw worth noting

EP the vinyl is a spectacular Mint minus, label are perfect with NO spindle trails no even a faint one, no indication of play other than the soundfile lifted for this listing. Cover is as good as you could ever hope for Mint minus throughout

The program is clean, mild shelve life rub, full colour retained No stains, rips, stickers, tiny fray on Cilla' right boot toe (see scan) is the only flaw worth noting

Dave Clark Five - Chaquita / In your Heart - Ember EMB S156

Dave Clark Five

Chaquita / In your Heart

Ember : EMB S156 (45s)

Dave Clark Five's first 45, and it took for more for they achieve a hit, that would take them on to be The Beatles closest rivals with 12 Top 40 hits in the UK and even more in the USA as the fed from the British invasion phenomena.
But their success began to fade by 1968 as unlike the Beatles they failed to adapt to changing styles as Psychedelia became "The Thing"

Here is an exceptional copy of their first UK single still in it's birth sleeve with FONA sticker on the cover as this copy was mailed out to Denmark in an attempt to trigger their career in Scandinavian after 5 years of try to get their first 45 release.

Unlike the Beatles their rise to fame on their first 45. For the Dave Clark Quintet it was a long hard slog of failed releases, pub and club gigs until "Glad All Over" rocketed them into the public-eye. In 1964 as an 11 year old I saw them live whilst on holiday in Blackpool with my parents.My Mum wanted to see Ken Dodd so off to the Blackpool Tower I went. The Dave Clark Five were on, but you couldn't hear anything above the hoards of screaming teenage girls. The Teen-Beat age was in full swing..

This 45's is in stunning condition, the type of condition where you'll never seek an upgrade. Rare condition for such an historical springboard fir a not so meteoric career..



Condition Report

Two perfect labels, strong clean Mint minus vinyl both sides. Original birth sleeve with light sticker scar top left corner. It would be more than challenging to acquire a finer example.

Two perfect labels, strong clean Mint minus vinyl both sides. Original birth sleeve with light sticker scar top left corner. It would be more than challenging to acquire a finer example.

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