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Winston James & The Hot Rod All-Stars - Gal You Think You Nice / White Silver Sands - Torpedo TOR 4

Winston James & The Hot Rod All-Stars

Gal You Think You Nice / White Silver Sands

Torpedo : TOR 4 (45s)

a perfect 1970 PROMO copy - in impossible condition.

Classic style 1970 Reggae from Winston Groovy. The first of two highly sought after "Torpedo" releases for the man and his "Hot Rod All-Stars" backing. Prolific and gifted musicians, ran by the writer of this song "Lambert Briscoe" who's team come under an umbrella of names. Cimarons, Prophets, Sou Messengers etc etc.. they keep the dance rhythms and the irresistible "Hey, Hey, Heeeeyy! Heeeeyy! Hey Hey" chorus going throughout. A persuasive dance tune.

Flip it over for a spectacular "Lambert Briscoe" guided "Hot Rod" instrumental, written by Charles "red" Matthews. Making this 45 a DJ essential.

Two strong dance tunes and tough to acquire in clean condition.

Expect a little competition for this one.. especially from those Reggae collectors seeking "impossible" conditions.



Condition Report

Two unblemished labels so untouched, the original 48 year old fragments left behind by the 4 prong machine die-cut, are still intact, hanging from the inside. Vinyl was previously unplayed a-side vinyl, flipside vinyl reveals a few sleeve storage surface hairlines under direct light. We doubt we could never be able to offer you a finer copy.

Two unblemished labels so untouched, the original 48 year old fragments left behind by the 4 prong machine die-cut, are still intact, hanging from the inside. Vinyl was previously unplayed a-side vinyl, flipside vinyl reveals a few sleeve storage surface hairlines under direct light. We doubt we could never be able to offer you a finer copy.

Lil Son Jackson - Lil Son Jackson / 1960 press - Arhoolie F 1004

Lil Son Jackson

Lil Son Jackson / 1960 press

Arhoolie : F 1004 (LPs)

Check out those label scans, this is the Excruciatingly rare 1960 Original which helped to launch this highly respected Bay Area Blues label, that stayed independent ad successful for nearly 60 yerars.

Recorded by label founder in Fort Worth, Texas in 1960 capturing post-war Blues in it's purist form.

54 year old Melvin Jackson gives up 15 of his songs, recorded by a young enthusiastic Blues fan and now label owner Cris Strachwitz; founder of this great label from Los Gatos California. Before moving to his famous store and distribution outlet of Arhoolie Records, 10341 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito. A place Mark Edmond once sent me to looking for 45's, RIP and thank you Mark for your generosity . You were never retentive with your tips of where to find good records.

Before you today is a master of the Blues guitar and an expressive vocalist with a rare style and delivery, self taught thriugh the depression years. Like all truly great Blues artists you can hear his struggle on ever word and note. Every track saturated is in hope, desire, regret and passion. It matters not which tracks we chse yiyu from the 15 to soundfile this great man, we just randomnly chose 6 that showcase this mN'S GIFTS.

May we remind you, this album is the ORIGINAL 1960 press, NOT a later reissue.
Insanely rare especially in this "impossible" condition. We shall certainly never find another to match it.

Condition Report

The heavy duty card cover has been housed in it's original poly-sleeve since birth now looking full 59 years, but the protected cover inside is in remarkable condition. Pasted picture front of him as a mechanic is near pristine, the back cover still retains the original life Bio of Lil Son as an insert. Never being pasted to the back cover. An addition by Strachwitz, when the cover was returned by OWL PRINTING San Francisco.

The heavy duty card cover has been housed in it's original poly-sleeve since birth now looking full 59 years, but the protected cover inside is in remarkable condition. Pasted picture front of him as a mechanic is near pristine, the back cover still retains the original life Bio of Lil Son as an insert. Never being pasted to the back cover. An addition by Strachwitz, when the cover was returned by OWL PRINTING San Francisco.

Owen Gray - Pretty Girl / Twist So Fine - Blue Beat BB 127

Owen Gray

Pretty Girl / Twist So Fine

Blue Beat : BB 127 (45s)

Owen Gray with two of his own creations of 1962, 57 years old and still looking very clean indeed.

From the beginnings of SKA, Owen becomes another Alpha Boys School product, performing a "Coxsone" guided production. Owen had joined the C.S. Dodd team two years earlier, this was to be his last Blue Beat 45 release and seldom encountered in this clean condition. Check out the soundfile, it plays with hardly a murmur. As Owen soaring vocal is supported by strong trumpets blows, culminating in a fabulous solo trumpet break, a swaggering instrumental interlude before Owen again joins back into that relentless torrent of SKA dance rhythms.

The flip side cut right in the middle of the "Twist" dance-craze, still retains all the Jamaican influences that make it unrecognizable as a "Twisting" song. With the "Coxsone" studio male-vocal-group supports him with a doo-wop influenced chorus. With Clement Dodd exhibiting his versatility with the Trumpeter being replaced by a Saxophonist for another impressive solo break..

perhaps the only "Twist" record I enjoy listening to.

Two good sides..


Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl. 4 prong center fully intact, two clean labels. Vinyl visually reveals some occasional light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays superb. A strong EX grade, and so hard to acwquire in this state. A-side label has a light scuff on the letter "T" on Blue Beat (see image) flipside label in Mint minus.

Fine clean vinyl. 4 prong center fully intact, two clean labels. Vinyl visually reveals some occasional light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays superb. A strong EX grade, and so hard to acwquire in this state. A-side label has a light scuff on the letter "T" on Blue Beat (see image) flipside label in Mint minus.

Gene & Eunice - Don't Treat Me This Way / Doddle Doodle Doo - Vogue V 9083

Gene & Eunice

Don't Treat Me This Way / Doddle Doodle Doo

Vogue : V 9083 (45s)

Gene Forrest & Eunice Levy with a Beverly Hills, Aladdin recording, present here on the seriously rare 1957 release.
A talented duo who wrote most of their own material, backed by Ray Ellis.

British Decca led with "Don't Treat Me This Way " a mistake as the insipid a-side sunk without trace. Where as later, long after deletion the Rock N' Roll R&B collectors picked up on the lively shaker "Doddle Doodle Doo " hidden on the flipside. With the well established Ray Ellis ad his orchestra pumping lively piano rhythms in the backing, spliced by a killer saxophone break. You are confronted with killer California rocker, as the pair rebound of each others energy. That relentless piano and the sultry Sax go to work..

Resulting in a fabulous dance tune that was missed by everybody in the UK.

A flawless 1957 British press - complete with intact tri-center .. a rare sight indeed

do not pass by... we ain't gonna ever see another this clean.. that's f'sure.

Condition Report

Two squeaky clean labels, tri-center fully intact. Vinyl inspection under direct light, reveals on the finesatt of surface hairlines. Very close to Mint minus throughout

Two squeaky clean labels, tri-center fully intact. Vinyl inspection under direct light, reveals on the finesatt of surface hairlines. Very close to Mint minus throughout

Diana Ross - Corner Of The Sky / blank: - EMI Studios acetate

Diana Ross

Corner Of The Sky / blank:

EMI Studios: acetate (45s)

UNIQUE!

1974 unissued studio version; Widely know from her magnificent 1974 live show at Caesars Palace. Diana takes the song from the Stephen Schwartz's Broadway hit "Pippin". The song portrays "Pippin" the Prince in search of meaning and his own existence; inspired by the book written by Roger O. Hirson.

For Diana Ross fans, Motown scholars and British TMG collectors this 45 is thought to be a one-off, and certainly the first time ever it has come to market.

A different 3':27" version with light applause dubbed at the very end. Different to the 4:04" take "Diana Ross Live At Caesars Palace" release and never available as a 7" anywhere in the world.

The British Motown 7" compleatists you most probably will never see this 7" 45 acetate only, again. For Diana Ross collectors we believe this is the only copy, cut at EMI studios in 1974. We a thought of a 45 release or album track filler that never happened.

May we repeat, a unique Motown, British TMG and Diana Ross listing that is a one-off opportunity of ownership.

Condition Report

neatly handwritten label, vinyl Wurlitzer just a few very mild surface hairline storage brushes. Visually Ex + plays well occasional light background crackle that does not distract from the song in any way.

neatly handwritten label, vinyl Wurlitzer just a few very mild surface hairline storage brushes. Visually Ex + plays well occasional light background crackle that does not distract from the song in any way.

Jerry "Boogie" McCain - East Of The Sun / Wine, O-Wine - Trumpet 217

Jerry "Boogie" McCain

East Of The Sun / Wine, O-Wine

Trumpet: Trumpet 217 (45s)

A well documented, highly respected but very Rare Mississippi Blues, Recorded October 10, 1953 at Diamond Recording Studios, North Farish Street,Jackson, Mississippi.

This master of the harmonica, first 45 from the historical area of Jackson, Miss. both sides written by this iconic Blues man who cut 45's for Okeh, Excello, Rex and into the 60's, in 1965 moving west along highway 20 to join Stanley Lewis's Jewel/Paula/Ronn recording Record where he cut more notable 45s.

This 65 year old session, captures the raw voice of Jerry McCain along with his harmonica prowess. The blend of a snarling voice, accompanied by a hard-blown piercing Harmonica playing is sidewalk Blues at it;s most evocative. Jerry's prowess with his favoured instrument had made him before his death "A Living Legend" of the Blues.

Here is his first 45 that underlines why he is still held in such high esteem..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, in fact top drawer condition for the 65 year old. Strong silver text definition on both labels, see images. Vinyl has light surface hairlines, but nothing deep or distrubtiver to the souind. Check out both sides of street level production.

Two clean labels, in fact top drawer condition for the 65 year old. Strong silver text definition on both labels, see images. Vinyl has light surface hairlines, but nothing deep or distrubtiver to the souind. Check out both sides of street level production.

Chris Farlowe - The Fool / Treat Her Good - Immediate IM 016

Chris Farlowe

The Fool / Treat Her Good

Immediate : IM 016 (45s)

One of England's truly great blue-eyed Soul boys.. with his rarest 45 on the coveted Immediate label.

This was Chris's first single for the label who made him a star; A 50's classic tune "The Fool" is reworked, ignoring both The Gallahads and Sanford Clark's Country-rocking influences. Prodcer Eric Burdon turns it into an additive slab of R&B Popcorn; a shuffler that creeps under your skin. To make sure we understand the passion both Eric Burdon & Chris Farlowe have for R&B, the pair deconstruct Roy Head's "Treat Her Right". Erasing "Texas" attitude, replacing it "British MOD" passion, producing an insane Hipshaker. Check out a proper Club-mover for your brogues to kick into.

No easy 45 to find, it fail miserably in shops.

Today 54 years later to find a flawless copy, sitting snug in it's birth sleeve, is a rare indeed.

Condition Report

Supremely clean copy, 3 prong die-cut center fully intact. Two unblemished labels, clean vinyl revealing te merest of sleeve contact hairline. All housed in it's birth-sleeve.

Supremely clean copy, 3 prong die-cut center fully intact. Two unblemished labels, clean vinyl revealing te merest of sleeve contact hairline. All housed in it's birth-sleeve.

The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society / 1968 UK stereo press gatefold - Pye NSPL 18233

Kinks

The Village Green Preservation Society / 1968 UK stereo press gatefold cover

Pye : NSPL 18233 (LP)

"God Save Strawberry Jam and All The Different Varieties."

The Kinks rarest UK album, 1968 press in laminated gatefold cover.

An album that showcases Dave Davies lyrical genius, the gift of capturing his urban surroundings in poetry and then setting them to "Kinks" mix of Pysche/Rock/Folk.

One of Britains favourite artists, one of Britain most-loved groups.

Their least seen album and the content is standout! (listen) to Dave Davies and team at their best,

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals some light surface hairline, play tested without any problems. Cover is clean, light wear at each tip of the gatefold spin, light laminate lift near spine front cover (see images)

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals some light surface hairline, play tested without any problems. Cover is clean, light wear at each tip of the gatefold spin, light laminate lift near spine front cover (see images)

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