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Love - My Little Red Book / Hey Joe - London HL Z 10053

Love

My Little Red Book / Hey Joe

London : HL Z 10053 (45s)

Arthur Lee's "LOVE" with their most wanted British 45. A 1966 London.

Dismantling Bert Bacharach & Hal David's composition

Condition Report

Nice gloss, a few mild hairlines, play loud and in your face..

Nice gloss, a few mild hairlines, play loud and in your face..

Marilyn Monroe - Some Like It Hot  / 1959 UK tri-center EP with cover - London RE-T 1231

Marilyn Monroe

Some Like It Hot / 1959 4 track UK with tri-center EP with cover -

London: RE-T 1231 (EP)

No woman in history, other than Cleopatra has held the attention of men like Marilyn Monroe did .

The UK EP represents a groundbreaking comedy that transformed the pre-60's taboos of cross-dressing, into side-splitting hilarity as Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon morph themselves into, not so good looking female musicians Daphne & Josephine. Trying to escape the MOB, as they unwittingly witness a gang murder.

They escape Chicago by train to Miami.. the story unfold at a Miami beach hotel, both Curtis & Lemmon fall for the gorgeous "Sugar Kane" (Marilyn Monroe) who in turn falls for Tony Curtis as transforms himself into fake millionaire yacht owner and heir to Shell Oil.

Whilst the hapless Jack Lemmon is relentlessly pursued by a real aged millionaire Jack E. Brown. With gangster Spats and his henchmen being tipped off the fleeing pair were hiding out in Miami. One of the funniest comedies of all time unravels...

The mesmerizing Marilyn Monroe titillating with her every shimmer and purr... Marilyn beside her unparalleled beauty, possessed the most exquisite voice with her delivery nothing less than spontaneously "uplifting" the lower regions...

It was a great Movie, Marilyn was spectacular in her beauty and guile; Tony Curtis & Jack Lemmon outrageous in their disguise and utterly incompetent schemes of love-rivalry, whilst simultaneous trying to stay alive.

Captured here in 1959 by UK Decca on a rare and colourful 7" EP with a still from the movie embellishing the back cover.. we consider this EP top-drawer Movie-vinyl memorabilia and a London collector's essential..

Great fun and very elusive in nice condition.

Condition Report

Two flawless tri-center labels, vinyl is real clean a couple of wispy retrieve blemishes (light fingernail brushes) most like a trembling hand after hearing Marilyn's beckoning vocal; plays, as you can hear, super-clean. Cover back and front are near flaw-free, mild crease top right corner, mild rub wear center of spine. <br /> <br /> This July 1959 British press is a magnificent tribute to the world's most beautiful woman and one of the finest Hollywood movie's of all time.. and of course a personal favourite of mine.

Two flawless tri-center labels, vinyl is real clean a couple of wispy retrieve blemishes (light fingernail brushes) most like a trembling hand after hearing Marilyn's beckoning vocal; plays, as you can hear, super-clean. Cover back and front are near flaw-free, mild crease top right corner, mild rub wear center of spine.

This July 1959 British press is a magnificent tribute to the world's most beautiful woman and one of the finest Hollywood movie's of all time.. and of course a personal favourite of mine.

Chuck Willis - C. C. Rider / Ease The Pain - London HLE 8444

Chuck Willis

C. C. Rider / Ease The Pain

London : HLE 8444 (45s)

A flawless copy, hardly a blemish to be seen.

Condition Report

A super-clean copy. Mint - vinyl, Mint - labels, tri-center solidly in place. No upgrade will ever be required

A super-clean copy. Mint - vinyl, Mint - labels, tri-center solidly in place. No upgrade will ever be required

Hortense & Alton - Something You've Got / Don't Gamble With Love - Treasure Isle 6717

Hortense & Alton

Something You've Got / Don't Gamble With Love

Treasure Isle : 6717 (45s)

Brass driven 1965 Rocksteady Jamaican press that made land in England on Chris Blackwell's Island label in 1965.

Top side is an audacious deconstruction of Chris Kenner's 1961 New Orleans dance classic. Backed full-on Baba Brooks Band the session injects Jamaica into a Soul dance classic. Honkin' horn from the off, sets the tone as this brother/sister duo attack the lyrics. It's a strong version, vocally accomplished with vocal group backing and Baba Brooks blasting out a mighty dance rhythm from start to finish, some tune! That includes a superior trumpet solo that almost steals the show..

Flip it over for a piece of moving Jamaican Deep Soul as the Ellis's combine on a fine Soul duet that would have done Peggy Scott & Jo Jo Benson or Peaches & Herb proud of.

Two great sides

Condition Report

Tough to find is nice clean condition. This copy has good gloss on the vinyl, only the mildest light hairlines can be detected whilst angling in direct light. Nice clean copy with two unblemished yellow labels. Plays loud clean and true.

Tough to find is nice clean condition. This copy has good gloss on the vinyl, only the mildest light hairlines can be detected whilst angling in direct light. Nice clean copy with two unblemished yellow labels. Plays loud clean and true.

Don Drummond & The Skatalites c/w Lord Inventor - Addis Ababa / Rosetta - Coxsone 4047

Don Drummond & The Skatalites

Addis Ababa / Rosetta

Coxsone: 4047 (45s)

From schoolmates to studio comrades The Skatalites consistently served up proper full bore SKA, This is the Skatalites at their indomitable best..

A fantastic instrumental that will arrow you straight into Arabic territory, such was the skill of this throng of Jamaican musicians to create an atmosphere and paint a picture of what they were wanting to portray.

An intoxicating cocktail of Trombone, Saxophone, Trumpet, hand-claps, weirdness and spontaneous brilliance underlining the lost art of SKA!

This is a "genre of music" that could never be repeated, replicated or bettered; as those buddies from Alpha Boys School had so much more than just mastery of their instruments. They possessed an intimacy of boyhood friendships and this song above all others they recorded, accentuates their invisible studio camaraderie.

Just brilliant!!

Flip it over "Rosetta" is leaning more towards Calypso but again the presence of the skillful instrumentation lifts the song in and out of SKA rhythms.

Condition Report

some mild hairline, visually vg+ plays A-side label is clean, flipside label has a tiny name in biro (see scan)

some mild hairline, visually vg+ plays A-side label is clean, flipside label has a tiny name in biro (see scan)

Tony Jackson and The Vibrations - Fortune Teller / Love Potion No. 9 - Pye 7N 15766 DJ

Tony Jackson and The Vibrations

Fortune Teller / Love Potion No. 9

Pye : 7N 15766 DJ (45s)

Very RARE 1965 UK promo copy!

A four man gathering formed by former "Searcher" after the band fell in the "Pop" trap of copying "The Drifters" with insipid versions. Tony Jackson had a forceful R&B voice, so in 1964 he moved south to form a new band "The Vibrations" with his penchant for USA R&B and having toured the USA with The Searchers he knew exactly the style he wanted to sing and it certainly wasn't "Pop"

We lead with what UK Pye relegated to a flipside, perhaps thinking a revamp of the Coasters classic would be more commercial.. oops wrong again. The Coasters style was so out of vogue by the mid-60s, even though the group ramp-up every aspect of the original, turning it into a formidable MOD hipshaker it failed to capture the imagination of the buying public.

But b-side a New Orleans classic and the style of R&B suited Tony so much better. "Fortune Teller" is a menacing version of Benny Spellman's Soul hit. Bulging with angst and delinquent guitar playing. Wild drumming screeching vocals and guitar breaks that can only be described as insane garage! The incredible first break being years ahead of it's time..

Tony was a serious talent who had little or no luck within the music industry, let this fantastic record be a legacy for his distaste of feeble Mersey pop, ad his determination to do it his way..
That is why this 45 will last in the memories of MODS far longer than any "Searchers" Soul cover version..

Condition Report

A fabulous clean copy - two unblemished white promo labels, both sides of the vinyl have full clean gloss hardly a mark. Just one tiny brush on the "Fortune Teller" side not affecting play, strong Ex+. "Love Potion No. 9" is totally unblemished clean as a whistle Mint minus. Very nice copy indeed.

A fabulous clean copy - two unblemished white promo labels, both sides of the vinyl have full clean gloss hardly a mark. Just one tiny brush on the "Fortune Teller" side not affecting play, strong Ex+. "Love Potion No. 9" is totally unblemished clean as a whistle Mint minus. Very nice copy indeed.

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Ruth Brown - One More Time / When I Get You Baby London MSM 1774/1775 DJ

Ruth Brown

One More Time / When I Get You Baby

London : MSM 1774/1775 DJ (45s)

TWO DISCS - Promo 45's with blank flipsides - RARE combo pressed autumn of 1957.

This is the only documented pairing on the internet and gorgeous it is too.

Sound quality does not get any better than these high fidelity test press when only one or two where cast from the masterplate. TOP SOUND!

This listing will interest many areas of collecting. UK Soul 45 enthusiasts cannot resists a "demo" with this release, you TWO 45's not just one. USA release Soul collectors have long adored this original Queen of R&B, London collectors will appreciate it's beauty, R&B DJ's will be drawn to Ruth imposing vocal, like they have to near all her other recordings. As she fires off another R&B session with her signature power and enthusiasm. Two great songs from the best writers and producers Atlantic records could offer.

An irresistible combo - with so many plus points..

Condition Report

Both 45's vinyl is flawless, the orange promo labels are clean, very light foxing on the London logo (scrutinize scans) writing credits, and running time added at Decca by hand. Prepared release number rubber stamped

Both 45's vinyl is flawless, the orange promo labels are clean, very light foxing on the London logo (scrutinize scans) writing credits, and running time added at Decca by hand. Prepared release number rubber stamped

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Floyd Cramer - Jolly Cholly / Oh ! Suzanna - London HL8062

Floyd Cramer

Jolly Cholly / Oh ! Suzanna

London : HL8062 (45s)

Rare GOLD text London with the "thick" tri-center with gold band 1954 design. Beyond Rare!

Only occasionally experienced as the 1954 10" shellac 78 rpm release as the 45 this is rare sight indeed. The 1954 press that many London label devotees don't own, certainly few in this blinding condition.

AS a 45 this rarity is near "ungooglable" (the new word) frustrating internet searches that turn up nothing we didn't already know.

After a fruitless scour of all the obvious places, we're pretty sure, London 8062 in this condition is something very few collectors own or have actually seen..



Condition Report

utterly stunning condition! Vinyl, labels are flawless, you can even see the thin gold ring surrounding the original center hole. AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

utterly stunning condition! Vinyl, labels are flawless, you can even see the thin gold ring surrounding the original center hole. AS GOOD AS IT GETS!

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Hippy Boys c/w Baba Brooks - Dr. No Go / Faberge - High Note 13

Hippy Boys c/w Baba Brooks

Dr. No Go / Faberge

High Note : 13 (45s)

From Sonia Pottinger's parent label High Note come this original press from the Hippy Boys backed up with the dulcet tones of the much-loved Baba Brooks and his band.

Condition Report

Two flaw-free yellow labels, no writing, stains, tears, notes or felt tip disguising (rare in itself) clean vinyl has good gloss with multiple hairline which do not interfere with play (listen to the double sound file provided)

Two flaw-free yellow labels, no writing, stains, tears, notes or felt tip disguising (rare in itself) clean vinyl has good gloss with multiple hairline which do not interfere with play (listen to the double sound file provided)

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Jackie Brown - Ugly Man / Pepper - Gay Feet 7474 blank

Jackie Brown

Ugly Man / Pepper

Gay Feet : 7474 blank (45s)

Super-clean blank, with handwritten credits; check out the full condition report below.

Two strong Jackie Brown compositions handled Sonia Pottinger's highly regarded Kingston, Jamaica's High Note imprint.

Both sides give up bright and cheery Reggae benefiting from Jackie's razor sharp vocal and the Gay Tones rhythmic backing.. track the lead side "Ugly Man" for me force into second place as the more muscular "Pepper" is the much better dance offering.

Rattling drum intro elevated by stabbing horns and Jackie's searing vocal... a meandering mid-tempo with infectious qualities. Not easy to find in acceptable condition, this copy is superb condition throughout.

Condition Report

Vinyl surface has a couple of tiny dimples, not scratches or marks affecting play. Surface has full gloss, but typically crude press has left a few dimples off the master plate

Vinyl surface has a couple of tiny dimples, not scratches or marks affecting play. Surface has full gloss, but typically crude press has left a few dimples off the master plate

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Wailers - Rude Boy /  Ringos Theme ( This Boy ) - Coxsone 509

Wailers

Rude Boy / Ringos Theme ( This Boy )

Coxsone : 509 (45s)

Original 1965 Jamaican press of this early Wailers session.

The Wailer, a trio that launched the careers of Bob Marley,Bunny Wailer & Peter Tosh making it historically an important disc but it is much more than that, as it showcases Jamaican vocal volley-ball at it's most vibrant.

Check out how this three man gathering tongue-twist their way through this harmony pepper dance session, no pause for breath as they nail the lyrics with infectious enthusiasm..

Great tune, elusive in the form..

Condition Report

whilst the vinyl has multiple light surface marks, it plays with NO skips, sticks, jumps or excessive interference. Both labels are free of writing, tears, stains or stickers. There is some very mild spotting in places, check both labels scan of this 19656 burgundy original.

whilst the vinyl has multiple light surface marks, it plays with NO skips, sticks, jumps or excessive interference. Both labels are free of writing, tears, stains or stickers. There is some very mild spotting in places, check both labels scan of this 19656 burgundy original.

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Prince Jazzbo - The Bold One / Jungle Feelings - Piston 4290

Prince Jazzbo

The Bold One / Jungle Feelings

Piston : 4290 (45s)

Fantastic!!

Another graduate from the Coxsone school of Jamaican know-how. Linval Carter was one of the "Princes" of "Toasting" exemplified on this double-helping of "Dub-Rap-Chat"

Killer dancehall elevated not only by "Jazzbo" booming vocal but also by the haunting trumpet that occasionally takes to the air enriching the whole session with it's casual understated charm as The Prince raps away.. addictive stuff.

Flip it over the session starts with that beautifully eerie trumpet display, his rapping is then sprinkled with an inventive "Pa Pa Pa" then that trumpet again ghosts into the fray "Pa Paaaa!" so very very cool.. so unusual you can't help but fall for it's charms..

Very hard to acquire with a strong cult appreciation..

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl, beautiful untouched labels

Fine clean vinyl, beautiful untouched labels

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Skrewdriver - White Power EP - White Noise S 83 CUS 1796 PS

Skrewdriver

White Power E.P. / Smash The I.R.A. / Shove The Dove

White Noise: S 83 CUS 1796 PS (EP)

Original 1983 UK press - very rare Oui / Punk 3 track EP with cover.

This ever evolving and highly controversial neo-Nazi skinhead band, with a trademark rasping vocal of lead man Ian Stuart, who's unapologetic aggressive approach, on offensive subjects often sparked violence at their live gigs. Hardly surprising as the band on this EP attack with insensitive opinions of White Supremacy, the IRA, with the liberal smattering of Anglo Saxon "F" words. This is real deal horrid Punk at it's most threatening.

A band who were 100% politically incorrect, but vocally wild and vividly exciting on stage; backed up by frantic drumming and insane guitar playing. They certainly knew how to whip an audience up into and unfriendly frenzy.
Skrewdriver soon became the musical arm of the British National Front releasing an LP "Hail The New Dawn" a year later. Endorsing their musical direction into "hate-rock"

Having been banned from sale on several music community websites, today this EP is considered highly collectable indeed.

Distasteful, controversial, contentious music indeed - documenting one of the darker sides of Great Britain and Punk during the early 80's.

Condition Report

Vinyl has some mild surface marks, as you can hear it plays beautifully loud. Both labels are flaw-free. High gloss original cover reveals very little wear, light hairline above the "I" in "Skrewdriver" front over. Very light seam rub.. over all a fine cover with no discernible blemishes to be concerned about EX+<br />

Vinyl has some mild surface marks, as you can hear it plays beautifully loud. Both labels are flaw-free. High gloss original cover reveals very little wear, light hairline above the "I" in "Skrewdriver" front over. Very light seam rub.. over all a fine cover with no discernible blemishes to be concerned about EX+

Isley Brothers -  Shout! / 1959 UK stereo press - UK RCA SF-5055

Isley Brothers

Shout! / 1959 UK stereo press

RCA: SF-5055 (45s)

1959 British STEREO press in immaculate condition!

A listing for those seeking impossible conditions..of rarely seen British albums.

You nor I will ever seeing a finer copy - so flawless - it's astonishing!

STEREO too..

Do not pass by

Condition Report

Flawless! Two perfect labels, unblemished vinyl, housed inside the original poly-lined inner sleeve. Laminated cover boast the rarely encountered scalloped flipback seams.. cover back and front are near pristine as you can see. <br /> <br /> Very rare condition of the highest order!

Flawless! Two perfect labels, unblemished vinyl, housed inside the original poly-lined inner sleeve. Laminated cover boast the rarely encountered scalloped flipback seams.. cover back and front are near pristine as you can see.

Very rare condition of the highest order!

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