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Freddie Levi - Love Ballad / Dub Ballad - Life 4874

Freddie Levi

Love Ballad / Dub Ballad

Life : 4874 (45s)

aka Freddie McGregor reworking the L.T.D. Skip Scarborough composition that became a mid-tempo soul classic, so brilliantly covered George Benson.

This version driven by that highly regarded session band gathering the Soul Syndicate dircted by Earl "Chinna" Smith, you can hear "Chinna" guitar licks talking to you throughout this killer mid-p[aced delight.

"Love Ballad" by Freddie McGregor is every bit as captivating, very soul with subtle Reggae undertones that seep under your skin. Listen and prepare to move this version into your favourite soulful-steppers as Feddie hits some glorious notes of passion.

Condition is sublime, this is a challenging 7" to acquire in any condition, this one looks previously unplayed.

A real treasure in this archive preservation.

Condition Report

two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl - and exceptional copy

two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl - and exceptional copy

Sheiks - Missing You / Tell Me Bird - Parlophone R 5500

Sheiks

Missing You / Tell Me Bird

Parlophone : R 5500 (45s)

A cult-45 of super-rare reputation, a bizarrely addictive 1966 group British release, with validate elusiveness, just the usual google searches will throw up complete blanks for this stock copy beyond-rare Parlophone release.

Silky harmonies with deliciously quirky high-pitches in the delivery, peppered with simplistic but highly effective guitar corridors throughout. A rather brilliant and unusual production, that will have you on repeat play as you try and digest its truly inventive but unconventional make-up.

A five man beat-group from Portugal with a fabulous command of the English language, an overriding command of silky harmonies and deft guitar playing. Click the soundfile and prepare to be entranced, by, what at first you think are the naïve vocals, but soon realize they are all deliberately served off-key, which is absolutely this 45's attraction. Accomplished plectrum work decorates the verses and it works brilliantly; in no time at all you'll be hooked into its unique makeup.

The flipside has an even more eccentric flow to it. the lead vocal maybe starts off making you wince, then all of a sudden you "get it". As it creeps under your skin, the guitar earworm accompaniment opens up hairlines in your structure for this unusual song to bury itself in to. it is actually very darn right addictive.

A cult 45 that only those who have dug very deep over the years, will know anything about. A record that rewards your curiosity two times over.

Two great sides, one extremely rare disc.

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact. fine clean vinyl, full gloss with only fine storage hairlines on the surface. a very fine example still housed in its birth-sleeve.

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact. fine clean vinyl, full gloss with only fine storage hairlines on the surface. a very fine example still housed in its birth-sleeve.

Big Youth / Augustus Pablo - Tippertone Rocking / Stardom (version) -Lion 8077

Big Youth / Augustus Pablo

Tippertone Rocking / Stardom (version)

Lion : 8077 (45s)

A spectacular copy - two flawless labels - full gloss previously unplayed vinyl.

Condition Report

two flawless labels - full gloss previously unplayed vinyl - as good as it gets

two flawless labels - full gloss previously unplayed vinyl - as good as it gets

Mickey Lee Lane - (They're All In ) The Senior Class / The Zoo  - Swan S-4199-S

Mickey Lee Lane

(They're All In ) The Senior Class / The Zoo

Swan : S-4199-S (45s)

Mickey's first 45 for Swan after a solitary failure on Laurie Record four years earlier, saw him join John Linde's & Pete Antell vocal group The Chants for 3 years. Before relaunching his solo career with five outrageous 45's for Philly's Swan label. Five releases that would later put this spirited artist on the map of record-collectors worldwide, with a combination of raucous rockin' Garage recordings and of course a timeless Northern Soul classic.

His association with John Linde & Pete Antell continued into 1964 when the the pair arranged & produced this debut Swan 45 for the clearly gifted Mickey. With Linde and Antell allowing him to express himself with a cocktail of Rockabilly, Garage & R&B culminating in this, an irresistible double helping of Rock n' Roll featuring some savagely innovative guitar playing. A guitar break complimenting his brutal vocal style with a pause of excellence. The uncompromising "Senior Class" crosses boundaries, ticking all three boxes of these dance genres.

Flip it over and Mickey Lee Lane pushes the envelope even further, as he unleashes a truly brilliant explosion of his extreme guitar prowess, introducing his aggressive gravel coated vocal, highly skilled in delivering relentless tongue-twisting lyrics that leave you breathless. This is no sing-a-long Rock'n Roller this is a belligerent discharge of pent-up genius.

Take a listen to this guy uncork his true self and start a run of five 45s that today are considered essential collectors items.

Both sides ground-breaking Philadelphia like you've never heard it before!


Then Mickey armed with insane guitarist skills driven by unbridled (guitar and vocals), Bobby Butts (sax and vocals), Mike DeVivo (lead vocals), John Linde (drums) and Mickey Lee Lane (bass).


Before Mickey crashes back into the fray.

Condition Report

two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, reveals only the merest sleeve storage hairline under light.

two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, reveals only the merest sleeve storage hairline under light.

Gaylads - Tears From My Eyes / Never Let Your Country Down - Studio 1 SO 2002

Gaylads

Tears From My Eyes / Never Let Your Country Down

Studio 1 : SO 2002 (45s)

One of the highly sough-after British "Studio 1" 45s. The beginning of summer 1967 saw the birth of this elusive red & white. Rock Steady still holding on to a few treasured memories memories of glorious Ska years.

Clement Dodd amalgamates the two eras brilliantly.

"Tears From My Eyes" a sulking C. S. Dodd project, rarely comes to market in any condition. This copy has two clean labels, 4 prong centre removed. Vinyl gives up some soft ticks and pops along the way, but nothing that detracts or override the beckoning pulses of this haunting Rock Steady experience of rich male vocals, gliding over compelling dance rhythms. Taking it into Belgium "Popcorn" territory, but first and foremost a killer example of 1967 moody Rock Steady.

"Never Let Your Country Down" C. S. Dodd injects only feel-good beats with uplifting hard-blown, triumphant brass support. As the Gaylads take a nationalistic view, advising a patriotic stance of never letting your country down. Delivered in an optimistic carnival style delivery, but always keeping the vocals in glorious tight harmony, upbeat and inspiring.

Two great sides who under C. S. Dodd has several hits "Stop Making Love" "Lady in the Red Dress", "Don't Say No", "You Should Never Do That" etc. but the moody "Tears From My Eyes" staying relatively obscure, rising up in later years as, their most-wanted Studio 1 / Coxsone 45.

In any condition this is trophy 45.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre removed. Vinyl reveals m multiple surface marks.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre removed. Vinyl reveals m multiple surface marks.

Horace Andy - Lonely Woman / Lonely "version" - Song Bird SB 1085

Horace Andy

Lonely Woman / Lonely "version"

Song Bird : SB 1085 (7")

1972 archive copy, still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve, condition could not be finer for this 50 year old.

Condition Report

Two clean white design labels, full gloss most likely previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve

Two clean white design labels, full gloss most likely previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve

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