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Bo Street Runners featuring Mike - So Very Woman / Drive My Car - Columbia DB 7901

Bo Street Runners

So Very Woman / Drive My Car

Columbia : DB 7901 (45s)

MANSHIP MINTS FOR CHRISTMAS!

6 months after the original version, in the spring of 1966 "The Runners" covered the The Beatles 1965 "Rubber Soul" album track "Drive My Car" a Paul McCartney, John Lennon collaboration, these five guys beefed up, with rattling percussion, mouth-organ, Hammond keyboard carrying Mike (Too Much) Patto's snarling vocal attack on the senses, but surprisingly it failed to make an impression with radio DJ's or the charts. All edged yesterday a reluctance to trespass on “Beatles” territory, left the worthy cover to quickly falling into obscurity, even though at the time it was considered a great version. Not until years later, was the totally brilliant flipside to rise up from obscurity, heralded as a lost treasure of 60's pysche/beat scene.

Starting life as a flipside "So Very Woman " was a "family affair" with music-paper critic and occasional lyricist Joan Komolosy writing the song and producer Stephen Komolosy brilliantly bolting it all together. Crafting the clever lyrics of "So Very Woman" within a cocktail of Jazz/Psychedelia/Beat. A snaking flute, whirling Hammond keyboard pops and glides laying the foundations for this groundbreaking session. Patto's rich, now seemingly effortless voice glides, adding depth to the spooky atmosphere, for this mysteriously desirable woman to reveal herself, from a shrouded haze of whistling flute and gyrating keyboard manipulation.

Sought after 45, with a huge cult appreciation. At this level of perfection, a proper Brit-psyche trophy record.





Condition Report

Two clean labels, a hint of a small release date 17/66 = 17th week of 1966 faintly written in yellow wax pen on the a-side only. Full gloss mint minus archive vinyl, revealing only negligible sleeve storage blemish or two. Top copy! Housed in birth sleeve.

Two clean labels, a hint of a small release date 17/66 = 17th week of 1966 faintly written in yellow wax pen on the a-side only. Full gloss mint minus archive vinyl, revealing only negligible sleeve storage blemish or two. Top copy! Housed in birth sleeve.

Patti's Groove - It Won't Last Too Long / Tears (Fill The Hours) - Columbia 4-43483 DJ

Patti's Groove

It Won't Last Too Long / Tears (Fill The Hours)

Columbia : 4-43483 DJ (45s)

Formerly known as "The Female Beatles" their lone 45 on 20th Century Fox released in 1964 is highly sought after. Repackaging themselves in 1965 they deliver their only other 45 as "Patti's Groove" a wicked up upbeat girl-group Garage stomper from this five girl gathering now led by Patti Devoe supported by Kathy Diamond, Janet Byrnes, Meredith Reed, Suzy Reed. These MOD girls were no routine girl-gathering, very attractive with their leather trousers, colourful waistcoats and MOD Bouffant and Bob haircuts. An eye-popping sight, wielding guitars these ladies had real edge, identity and signing prowess, as you can hear when future Fleetwood Mac producer Bob Hughes guides them through two contradictory sessions.

"It Won't Last Too Long" ripples with pacey sister enthusiasm, tight harmonies, shrill vocals, aggressive guitars drive the girls forward, echoing "Hey Hey's" fill the air with this girl-group tsunami they failed to register any sales, in the only two countries it got released USA and Canada. Darn good driving girl-group stormer coated with feminine attitude. But maybe the real prize sits hidden away on the flipside...

"Tears (Fill The Hours)" an unusually eerie Psyche floater, featuring a hallucinatory guitar playing, pulling you fully into a dreamscape of mournful vocals levitating high above the Hammond, guitar and funeral-march percussion.

two killer sides from five ladies who seem to have disappeared after two undeservedly failed singles in a row.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss vinyl revealing just some soft sleeve contact hairlines. plays as you can hear, utterly crisp and clean

Two clean promo labels, full gloss vinyl revealing just some soft sleeve contact hairlines. plays as you can hear, utterly crisp and clean

Skatalites - Ball "O" Fire / Can't Go On - Island WI 207

Skatalites

Ball "O" Fire / Can't Go On

Island : WI 207 (45s)

Condition! Condition! Condition!

Besides being one of this iconic gathering's lesser encountered British releases, this 3 prong center copy has two squeaky clean labels, and full gloss vinyl revealing just a few soft sleeve contact blemishes.

So now hear another killer "East Of Suez" influenced semi-instrumental drenched in additive rhythms and inspirational instrument manipulation from the greatest set of Jamaican musicians ever assembled...both sides give up brilliant irresistible crossover SKA, just as it enters the Rock Steady stage of the Island's musical development. Showcasing brilliant solo displays from the saxophone, the trumpet, giving pause from the avalanche of the all-for-one delivery of everything the group has in their locker.

"Ball "O" Fire" is a monumental mid-60's recording and so hard to acquire in clean condition, pleasingly free of any ticks and pop, to acquire a finer copy would be beyond challenging.


Condition Report

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage blemishes under light. Top copy!

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage blemishes under light. Top copy!

Errol Dunkley - I'm Coming Home / I'm No The man For You - Amalgamated AMG 805

Errol Dunkley

I'm Coming Home / I'm No The man For You

Amalgamated : AMG 805 (45s)

All the way from 32 Beeston Street, Kingston, Jamaica to the streets of London, comes this 1968 double helping of pleading Rocksteady from the desks of Joe Gibbs, Lee Perry and Bunny Lee who collaborate to activate this 17 year old's amazing vocal in the best possible light, with two imploring Soulful mid-tempo, that burrow themselves right under your skin.

This talented youngster's voice carries the power to focus your mind, with it's purity and innocence, saturated in heartfelt sincerity. Benefitting by being backed up by the precise guitar pulses of Lyn Taitt & The Jets, the seamless flow pulls you in, which ever side you choose to play; just the ideal conveyor of this young man's "soul".

The a-side is great, but I think the flipside is bordering on brilliance as its haunting qualities stay with you long after the recorded has finished.

Click the soundfile and allow Errol to change your mood with his completely unashamedly begging style...

so captivating..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealed only a few fine hairlines when angled in the light. Both sides play clean

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealed only a few fine hairlines when angled in the light. Both sides play clean

Ken Parker - My Whole World Is Falling Down / Chokin' Kind - Bamboo BAM1

Ken Parker

My Whole World Is Falling Down / Choking Kind

Bamboo : BAM1 (45s)

The record that launched the UK Bambo label showcases Clement Dodd's admiration for the music of Memphis. Evident yet again, when he revamps William Bell's "My Whole World Is Falling Down" in a wholly sympathetic manner, elevating it up to equal standing with the original.

Coxsone goes for a vibrant dance session, but keeping those shrill girl group choruses and the beseeching delivery, with Ken Parker's falsetto voice just perfect for this despairing song. Coxsone yet again covers a great Soul song and makes it every note as enthralling. A feat they repeat on the flipside when the Coxsone team deconstruct Joe Simon's timeless classic Soul ballad "Chokin' Kind" originally a 1967 Country & Western hit for for Waylon Jennings, whoever sings it, in whatever style or genre, Harland Howard's advisory lyrics always move you.

Even when Coxsone once more opt to up the pace, adding stabbing horns, relentless bongos patting-out the dance rhythms. It works so well, exactly what you'd expect from a Coxsone prodution, drive, imagination and skill, the song is just as poignant.

Killer double sider, that is not easy to acquire with play perfect vinyl.

Condition Report

previous owners name in ballpoint on label (see images) 4 prong centre intact. Full gloss vinyl revealing only the softest of surface blemishes, plays mint minus (listen) .

previous owners name in ballpoint on label (see images) 4 prong centre intact. Full gloss vinyl revealing only the softest of surface blemishes, plays mint minus (listen) .

Crystalites / Scotty - Trinity / Monkey Drop - Song Bird SB 107

Crystalites / Scotty

Trinity / Monkey Drop

Song Bird : SB 1072 (45s)

A perfect previously UNPLAYED archive copy still housed in birth sleeve

You will not acquire a finer copy, been stored for 50 years, having never met a turntable until today.

Another celebration of tough cowboy gunslinger actors, as Jamaica's fascination with the 'Spaghetti Westerns" heroes continues, wailing melodica fills the air and male voice whip up the haunting, impending danger atmosphere with with insistent Guerra pulses driving the pace.

The flipside performed by esteemed DJ/toaster David Scott with his subtle vocal rap woven into a gentle but highly effective keyboard filled gliding rhythms. Scotty has one of those vocals that stays with you for the rest of the day, myself I came back to it several times for another listen...narcotic Reggae.

Two imaginative recordings, both as effective as each other, in just the finest possible condition. .

Condition Report

Two perfectly unblemished labels, 4 prong die-cut centre in place, minuscule paper chards still hanging from centre hole. vinyl is perfect, full gloss only the faintest signs of 1/2 a decade sleepinng in the vintage wavy-top white sleeve.

Two perfectly unblemished labels, 4 prong die-cut centre in place, minuscule paper chards still hanging from centre hole. vinyl is perfect, full gloss only the faintest signs of 1/2 a decade sleepinng in the vintage wavy-top white sleeve.

Steve Miller Band - My Dark Hour / Song For My Ancestors -Capitol CL 15604 DJ

Steve Miller Band featuring Paul McCartney

My Dark Hour / Song For My Ancestors

Capitol : CL 15604 DJ (45s)

An avid Beatles collectors alert.

British July 1969 Promo copy of this hardcore psychedelic rocker. Both sides written and produced by this talented artist.

Steve Miller's 3rd. UK release since for his band since forming two years early, by far his most sought after and collectable. Not only because of the participation of Paul McCartney as Paul Ramon playing bass guitar and drums, also helping sing on the backing vocal on "My Dark Hour"...

but also admired by collectors for its aggressive foot to the floor heavy-rock belligerence, screaming vocals and completely off-the-map guitar playing.

The weirdness of the Psychedelic instrumental flipside also has its followers.

Hard to find, especially in this clean condition.

Condition Report

two clean labels, flipside label has soft pressing flaw crinkling over the title area. a-side label is mint minus (see images) vinyl is full gloss mint minus, revealing only the merest soft surface blemishes when angled in the light.

two clean labels, flipside label has soft pressing flaw crinkling over the title area. a-side label is mint minus (see images) vinyl is full gloss mint minus, revealing only the merest soft surface blemishes when angled in the light.

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