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Oscar "Big Blues" Black - Love Love Love / Trouble Mind Blues - Atlantic 45-956

Oscar "Big Blues" Black

Love Love Love / Trouble Mind Blues

Atlantic : 45-956 (45s)

Very rare 1952 7" 45 press of this Chicago Blues rocker..

Only one other documented sale of an original 45 this century.. now that's rare!

Full band backing from Oscar's Orchestra includes a wild saxophone partition, giving pause to "Big Boy's" rich vocal that draws as picture of the big man struttin's the stage in some smoky low-ceiling Southside club. But that all we can do is imagine. as there is so little or nothing documented about this Blues singer. Or indeed the 45 itself. It was of course issue on a 10" shellac 70rpm. But this too is excruciatingly elusive.. with the 1952 7" unicorn-rare.

The record itself is marked, but that doesn't for a moment, diminish my pleasure of finding a small piece in the huge jigsaw o Chicago Blues.

We'll never see this 45 again, and we doubt you will too.

Condition Report

multiple surface marks, both side carry crackle on playback but the extreme rarity of this 7" overrides the low condition.

multiple surface marks, both side carry crackle on playback but the extreme rarity of this 7" overrides the low condition.

Jonsey's Combo featuring Fletcher Smith Squares - Ting Ting Boom Scat / A Rolling Heart Gathers No Love - Combo 45-79

Jonsey's Combo featuring Fletcher Smith Squares

Ting Ting Boom Scat / A Rolling Heart Gathers No Love

Combo : 45-79 (45s)

We do try every week to make these pages interesting, blog style record reviewing, bringing you some vinyl you may not have been aware of before.

This week its a 1955 Los Angeles creation lifting my senses with compelling Mambo/R&B pulses n' rhythm that has really caught my ear. I knew someone somewhere must be DJing with this magnetic killer. A quick google note the inventive multi-genre DJ in Dan Goldsboro has already hooked into its addictive charms. We feel this freestyle commitment to forgotten lost gems is taking off worldwide, we hope over the coming months we can locate a few more narcotic off-the-wall tunes to feed the growing demand.

California's Jonsey's Combo featuring Fletcher Smith's Squares only made a couple of 45's the other ones being the equally sought after "Sweet Su" backing up vocal group The Starliters.

"Ting Ting Boom Scat " amalgamates Jazz, Latin, Doo-Wop and R&B into one mesmerizing mid-50's dance session you can't help but fall for.. elevated by a sizzling saxophone solo in the middle, accompanied by heavy percussion and latin piano & cowbell thwacks, momentarily parting those rich booming harmonies.
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This would "fly" in any R&B orientated club, or in any other DJ set that doesn't like to follow the crowd...but pulling from the vast array multi-genres of dance through the decades, to ignite their crowd...

long may it continue...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, very soft storage rub, number stamped on flipside label. See images. Vinyl has surface marks, <br />

Two clean labels, very soft storage rub, number stamped on flipside label. See images. Vinyl has surface marks,

College Boys - Love Is A Treasure / Someone Will Be There - Blue Beat 45/BB 202

College Boys

Love Is A Treasure / Someone Will Be There

Blue Beat : 45/BB 202 (45s)

Early 60's Prince Buster project, a tough one to acquire in this highly coveted series, especially in fine clean condition.

The beginnings of SKA, lavishly decorated with enthusiastic brass, an eccentric display of trumpet skills scatter themselves across the session with the two vocals bouncing of Prince Buster's lively creation.

flip it over for a Skully Simms & Gitsy Willis composition, again drenched in heavy horns as the two voice bounce of each other, as the saddened lyrics are set in the contrast of an uplifting saxophone lifting the atmosphere for the singing to follow.

two beautifully primitive 1963 recordings, perfectly capturing the essence of the time and place when Prince Buster had just launched his own label, the springboard for one of the greatest Jamaican artists of all time.

Blue Beat 202 an elusive number in the Blue Beat run, giving up two authentic examples of Jamaica 1963.

Condition Report

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels (see images), vinyl reveals light surface hairlines, but plays well (listen)

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels (see images), vinyl reveals light surface hairlines, but plays well (listen)

Bonnie & The Treasures - Home Of The Brave / Our Song - London HLU 9998 DJ

Bonnie & The Treasures

Home Of The Brave / Our Song

London : HLU 9998 DJ (45s)

One of Phil Spector's collectors most wanted British 45 featuring the lush voices of two Northern Soul heroins; the highly respected Clydie King & Charlotte O'Hara of (What About You) fame.

Charlotte was Bonnie, debunking decades of rumour that Bonnie was an alias for Ronnie Bennett of the Ronettes. Bonnie was a busy session singer who was chosen by L.A.'s Jerry Riopelle to head-up this session, he of course later cut some standout sessions with Clydie on Imperial. Charlotte continued her "voice for hire" career working for Rodd Keith's vanity label Preview by under the name Bonnie Graham singing vanity-poems Rodd Keith had put to music for 45 release.

Bonnie & The Treasures was a one-off project released in the USA on that highly colourful Phi-Dan label. Arranged and produced in Los Angeles by two accomplished musical directors Nick DeCaro & Jerry Riopelli; Charlotte never released a record with the pair again, but Clydie produced her finest work whilst under one of the other's command.

"Home Of The Brave" another fabulous Barry Mann & Cynthia Weil composition, was also recorded by Jody Miller at the same time, Jody's release was a hit, Bobbie's take stumbled and fell by the wayside to become an highly collectable 45 no matter what side of the Atlantic the label was.

Before you today is this legendary record's rarest format, in breath-taking condition. an October 1965 British promo, looking almost a gorgeous as these two songbirds sound.

A piece of Phil Spector history that he didn't have very much to do with.

Condition Report

Two clean promo label, running time rubber stamp on the a-side only. Spectacular Mint minus vinyl

Two clean promo label, running time rubber stamp on the a-side only. Spectacular Mint minus vinyl

J.Delgado - Sons Of Slaves / At The Feast - P M P.M.S. 003

J.Delgado

Sons Of Slaves / At The Feast

P M : P.M.S. 003 (45s)

A fabulous copy of this cool "Roots" tune from Junior Delgado, starting life as a flipside; rising up into cult status from DJ attention. Now so very wanted, it recently triggered a record dubious repress on Jamaican Upsetters label. After gaining a huge following from the 12" & 7" presses from 1977.

This 1978 solid centre UK press, benefits from precise mastering and high quality vinyl. A beseeching social commentary on the evils of slavery, cradled by a male harmony chorus. Resulting in an effective and seamless slab of crystal clear "Roots" that has endured for over 40 years.

Do not overlook the flipside not issued in Jamaica at the time. A delicious falsetto led Roots with full vocal-group harmony.

Two great sides - this copy is in astonishingly clean, condition!

We are unlikely to be able to match its flawlessness in the future.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, shows only the merest sleeve storage hairlines when tilted under direct light.

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, shows only the merest sleeve storage hairlines when tilted under direct light.

Homesteaders - Riff Rock / Lonely Day - End E-1017

Homesteaders

Riff Rock / Lonely Day

End : E-1017 (45s)

Seriously obscure 1958 "Tittyswaying" Surf instrumental on this highly regarded "sausage dog" New York imprint, with a vocal group flipside.

Both sides will be of interest, we lead with is a strong instrumental stroller, featuring muscular guitar riffs riding muscular piano pulses, with a dirty saxophone blowing through from the back. Gradually Mr. Sax pushes his way to the front, taking the lead as the instrumental progresses. Subtle ramps up into rasping stabbing reed intrusions; the guitarist then showcases his craft aided by enthusiastic drumming the instrumental lifts up another notch.

A Surf walking with a pinch of attitude.

Flip it over for something completely different, the flipside is a R&B ballad led by a rich girl vocal, cradled by male vocal group harmony. again the guitar produces a worthy solo contribution, with her guys floating in at the end. One of the label's oddities, a seldom seen listing for this iconic label.

Condition Report

Clean a-side label, flipside label has a tiny name on it, see images. vinyl is a neat clean excellent, revealing only the merest signs of play or handling. a few soft blemishes, as you can hear it plays really clean.

Clean a-side label, flipside label has a tiny name on it, see images. vinyl is a neat clean excellent, revealing only the merest signs of play or handling. a few soft blemishes, as you can hear it plays really clean.

Bill Craddock - Lulu Lee / Ah, Poor Little Baby - Date 1007

Bill Craddock

Lulu Lee / Ah, Poor Little Baby

Date: 1007 (45s)

It matters not which side you drop the stylus on, both sides give up hard hitting Rockers..

Billy Crash Craddock boy-wonder of Greensboro, North Carolina released to 45's at local labels, his reputation gained him a contract with Columbia. This his first release for Columbia's newly launched Date label failed sell. Both sides raw, uncompromising Rockabilly dance tunes, not a commercial note played on either side. Success in his early years eluded Billy in his home country, but in the late 50's he became as Australian teen-idol which kept him going. A string of USA releases through the 60's and a solitary album failed. it was not until 1969 more than a decade after this double-rocker that Billy got his first USA hit, for his perseverance.

This 1958 double-helping of raw Rockabilly today stands as a testament to 19 year old Billy's endurance to make it in the music industry.

Two rebellious rockers - one elusive disc..

Condition Report

two clean labels, vinyl reveals light surface marks, but as you can hear both sides play crisp, loud and true,

two clean labels, vinyl reveals light surface marks, but as you can hear both sides play crisp, loud and true,

Augustus Pablo - 405 / Duck It Up - Creole CR 1004

Augustus Pablo

405 / Duck It Up

Creole : CR 1004 (45s)

An utterly stunning copy - previously unplayed perfection - 1971 UK press.

A quirky journey into the highly addictive effect the Jamaican manipulation of the Trombone can have on you. Directed by "The Teacher" Herman Chin-Loy from his state-of-the-art Aquarius studio, but for some unknown reason "405" not receiving a Jamaican release as a 45. The flipside "Duck It Up " finding its way onto the flipside of Alton Ellis's "Arise Blackman" in Jamaica,

A hard record to acquire, as UK only, especially in spectacular condition.

Now listen to two fabulous instrumental attributed to Augustus Pablo with an uncredited master of the Trombone begging for you attention.

Condition Report

4 prong centre intact, two squeaky clean orange and yellow label (see images) vinyl most likely unplayed before with lifted the double soundfile, still housed in its wavy-top birth sleeve

4 prong centre intact, two squeaky clean orange and yellow label (see images) vinyl most likely unplayed before with lifted the double soundfile, still housed in its wavy-top birth sleeve

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