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People - In Ancient Times / Glastonbury - Deram DM 346 DJ

People

In Ancient Times / Glastonbury

Deram : DM 346 DJ (45s)

1971 British promo, ex-radio station promo with station-notes on label, but with flawless vinyl.

An obscure one-off gathering of rock musicians under the guidance of Nick Harrison and the talented Jazz nurtured Tony Hall. Tony with his wealth of experience as a club (The 100 Club) A&R work. Was later given the task of recharging the Jazz arm of Decca in the early 60's. Notably he was the man behind the success of Ike & Tina Turner's "River Deep Mountain High" in Britain after it failed miserably in the USA.

Quite who this group were "The People" remains a mystery, but what is clear that this assembly of a Rock-Choir completely missed the mark, when attempting transform William Blake's anthem into a psychedelic-rock experience. Out of tune vocals and haphazard orchestral direction, were more disastrous, than the rock spectacle intended and of course the release failed to sell.

BUT ... as so often happens the flipside is a totally different story. When Nick Harrison & Tony Hall produced "Glastonbury" they had no idea they had just crafted a folk-psyche masterpiece. Tubular bells ring through a rich celestial choir, perpetual drumming pulses drive the scene, as flutes take to the air, taking the haunting atmosphere to its zenith. There are "beats" within this recording, that a hip-hop technician could borrow to great effect.. so far was this session ahead of it's time.

Listen and immerse yourself into accidental genius...

Condition Report

Squeaky clean mint minus vinyl, both labels carry radio station notes (see images), all housed in birth-sleeve.

Squeaky clean mint minus vinyl, both labels carry radio station notes (see images), all housed in birth-sleeve.

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Kiwis Four - If You'd Let Me I'd Love You / The Cedars Of Lebanon - His Master Voice EA 4628

Kiwis Four

If You'd Let Me I'd Love You / The Cedars Of Lebanon

His Master Voice: EA 4628 DJ (45s)

serious rare 1964 Australian promo press, a record that is so elusive there are no images on the world's leading selling and documenting platforms.

Kiwis Four had two releases on Aussie HMV this is the 2nd and by far the rarest.

Drawing heavily from the "Mersey Beat" influences, this talented quartet deliver a quirky upbeat vocal-group shaker, peppered with wild guitar and keyboard work. With moments of off-the-scale guitar interludes, no wonder the Kiwis Four were invited to back-up the Bee Gees in there formative years.

Flip it over and your treated to a deliciously naïve instrumental "Meek & Goddard" style keyboard instrumental, beautifully crass and obvious showcasing this group's penchant for the British Sound.

Go google all the obvious places you will soon find out how rare the 45 really is. To find a Mint minus promo copy, still in it's birth sleeve is a beyond belief discovery. A 45 for those 45 completers of the 60's white-group sound.

Condition Report

Radiuo station notes on label, we can remove these if you prefer totally mint - labels, just ask. Perfect

Radiuo station notes on label, we can remove these if you prefer totally mint - labels, just ask. Perfect

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Glen Adams - Never Fall In Love / Jet 9747 - Explosion EX-2048

Glen Adams

Never Fall In Love / Jet 9747

Explosion : EX-2048 (45s)

1971 UK press in flawless condition, still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve.

Born of the coveted La-Fud-Del label produced by their in house staff, highly gifted "Upsetter" Glen Adams give up two compelling instrumentals full of individuality.

The lead side is a mid-pace Sax-driven keyboard stroller adorned with intricate guitar picks... with a keyboard magician manipulating the ivory with some high elevation, encouraging a subtle Saxophone intrusion, good stuff. But pales in comparison to the flipside..

The b-side gives up a rich Saxophone lead, with sweet girl choruses sailing above.. simple is genius with this recording, as less is more as you find it creeping up on you, demanding a 2nd spin.

Condition Report

A flawless copy in every way.

A flawless copy in every way.

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Them - One More Time / How Long Baby - Decca F 12175 DJ

Them

One More Time / How Long Baby

Decca : F 12175 DJ (45s)

Very rare June 1965 Britisah Promo copy in fabulous unblemished condition.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, 4 prong die-cut centre intact. Vinyl reveals only the lightest of sleeve storage hairlines under direct light and plays flawless. All house in birth-sleeeve

Two clean promo labels, 4 prong die-cut centre intact. Vinyl reveals only the lightest of sleeve storage hairlines under direct light and plays flawless. All house in birth-sleeeve

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The Phonans - Talk To Me / You And Me - Rhino Studios Dorking CUS 1024 PS

The Phonans

Talk To Me / You And Me

Rhino Studios Dorking : CUS 1024 PS (45s)

A super rare 1981 Hampshire indie Punk release. This is The Phonans only 45 release, a special charity record for "wheelchair" awareness. Very smal limited run for "Wheelabout '81"

Top side written by group guitarist and vocals Neil Mercer, with bass player Tizz Stokes co-writing the flipside.

This offering is the complete package, with seldom seen stickered sleeve, listing all five band members, from Petersfield, Hants. Neil Mercer - Guitar/vocals, Jerry Holland - Guitar/vocals, Davve Harbottle - Drums/vocals, Tizz Stoakes - Bass/vocals, Dave Futcher - keyboards.

Both sides give up driving 1981 British Power-Punk showcasing accomplished frantic dual guitar pulses and group strong vocals.

Indie presses do not come much more obscurer than this, or indeed at this level of condition for a 38 year old mini-press.

Condition Report

The tightness of the spindle hole, suggests this 45 was previously unplayed for the double sound file was lifted. Two perfect labels, vinyl is mint minus with just a couple of brief light sleeve storage hairlines.

The tightness of the spindle hole, suggests this 45 was previously unplayed for the double sound file was lifted. Two perfect labels, vinyl is mint minus with just a couple of brief light sleeve storage hairlines.

Roland Alphonso - Nimble Foot / Love Is Stronger - Ska Beat JB 210

Roland Alphonso

Nimble Foot / Love Is Stronger

Ska Beat : JB 210 (45s)

A beautifully clean 1965 British copy.

A play perfect copy of this addictive SKA dancer... blending of inspiring horns and saxophone blasts through a relentless SKA dance rhythm, melting into one of the finest instrumentals of the mid-60's, especially when that trombone solo fires into action..sublime!

Brilliant in it's contradictory swings back and forth from dark moody notes to uplifting soaring brass... a heady cocktail of instruments that bring together a compelling desire to dance

SKA at it's most infectious..

Flip it over to enjoy the same level of musicianship, along with bubbling harmony vocals, it's another winner. Two great sides with "Nimble Foot" being one of the most compelling SKA performances ever.

Condition Report

Two unblemished labels, 3 prong die-cut label intact, vinyl only reveals a few surface hairlines

Two unblemished labels, 3 prong die-cut label intact, vinyl only reveals a few surface hairlines

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Ewan & Devner with the Carib-beats - I Want You So Bad / I'm Gonna Love You - Giant GN 17

Ewan & Devner with the Carib-beats

I Want You So Bad / I'm Gonna Love You

Giant : GN 17 (45s)

A near perfecct copy of this 1967 rarity.

Condition Report

Two unblemished labels, 4 prong die-cut centre intact. Vinyl reveals only the merest hairline under direct like. har to imagine a finer example

Two unblemished labels, 4 prong die-cut centre intact. Vinyl reveals only the merest hairline under direct like. har to imagine a finer example

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Termites - Push Push / Girls - Nu Beat NB 017

Termites

Push Push / Girls

Nu Beat : NB 017 (45s)

1968 British Reggae from the reliable source of those inventive Palmer Brothers.

Suggestive but uplifting Reggae duet from Lloyd Parks & Wentworth Vernal, prolific with their 45 releases for only a little more than 2 years. From 1967, Lloyd and Wentworth already christened themselves "The Termites" when unfortunately Wentworth's had integral parts of his piano eaten away by termites. It was a name that would get them noticed, releases 45's for both Coxsone & Studio 1; before moving to Pama label under the stewardship of the Palmer Brothers.

This 45 "Push Push" captures the late 60's rush of Reggae onto the streets of London. Moody, innuendo littered dance session showcasing the tight vocal unison this pair had cultivated. With the flipside again using those hanging vocals to great effect, the mid-pace flipside beautifully driven by whining voices layered over an irresistible mid-tempo arrangement.

Two great sides, one elusive disc and UK only.

Condition Report

A-side label has a i.d. light blue ring on the centrepiece see image, vinyl carry full gloss and just a few occasional light surface marks, none of which affect play, plays mint minus (listen). Overall a strong cleadn Excellent.

A-side label has a i.d. light blue ring on the centrepiece see image, vinyl carry full gloss and just a few occasional light surface marks, none of which affect play, plays mint minus (listen). Overall a strong cleadn Excellent.

Techniques - One Day / He Who Keepeth His Mouth  - Big Shot BI 536

Techniques

One Day / He Who Keepeth His Mouth

Big Shot : BI 536 (45s)

1970 British press of the very hard to find 45.

An ever changing but musically consistent vocal group, led by producer / writer Winston Riley, who enlisted many young hopefuls who became big names of Reggae later on. Notably Slim Smith, Pat Kelly, Dave Barker & Lloyd Parks.

Two strong sides with "One Day" just tipping the balance for me, to be the best side.

Slick vocal-group harmonies weld into the convincing lyrics, driven by fluid Reggae dance guitar pulses, peppered by infectious trumpet interludes and positive drum rhythms. Good tune in Mint minus condition.

Flip it over for the a-side, with has received a scuff in storage, the music clicks at the beginning caused by the surface mark, no sicks or skips; just an annoying tick that soon disappears. Listen to the soundfile lifted directly off this disc.

Two strong vocal-harmony grooves that just don't turn up for sale..


Condition Report

two flawless labels, Vinyl is flawless on the "One Day" side, flipside "He Who Keepeth His Mouth" has a scuff, listen it does cause light clicks. Judging by the spindle hole this disc was most probably unplayed before we unearthed it in the warehouse.

two flawless labels, Vinyl is flawless on the "One Day" side, flipside "He Who Keepeth His Mouth" has a scuff, listen it does cause light clicks. Judging by the spindle hole this disc was most probably unplayed before we unearthed it in the warehouse.

Big Maybelle - Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Say It Isn't So - London HLC 8854

Big Maybelle

Baby, Won't You Please Come Home / Say It Isn't So

London : HLC 8854 (45s)

Mabel Louise Smith one of the great R&B gals of the last century, here with her rarest British 45 a 1958 tri-centre press is pristine condition.

Top side underlines Big Maybelle's gifts as she effortlessly strolls through, the Queen Of Blues anthem "Baby, Won't You Please Come Home" matching up to the 1923 recording from the great Bessie Smith. Flip it over for the moody bluesy Irving Berlin's "Say It Isn't So" originally delivered with palpable pain by Connee Boswell in 1932 and covered many times since. With Big Maybelle's rendition being by far the most convincing as she, acts out the pain Irving Berlin intended.

Big Maybelle is most-remembered for her stand-out 60's Soul recordings, but this captures her in her early days and her love for The Blues. Impeccably delivering emotion as only Big Maybelle can

Rare in the extreme, superbly unblemished condition, the like of which we are most unlikely to see again.

Do not pass by..

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, tri-centre fully intact, truly immaculate vinyl, mint minus throughout.

Two flawless labels, tri-centre fully intact, truly immaculate vinyl, mint minus throughout.

Kuf-Linx - Climb Love's Mountain / All That's Good - Challenge 59015

Kuf-Linx

Climb Love's Mountain / All That's Good

Challenge : 59015 (45s)

Rare 1958 Los Angeles Doo-Wop from a usually one girl (Gwen Johnson) + 4 to 6 guy team, some of whom would move on to become rare-soul names during the 60's.

Lorenzo Manley would later "Swop Down" on us, whilst the talented Johnny Woodson would craft some very rare Soul recordings on his own label "Woodson" and "Pam-O"

On the a-side the group cover local-guy and Eddie Cochran's buddy, Lee Denson's "Climb Love's Mountain" leading with John Jennings rich tenor, the gathering transform Lee Denson ballad into a superior soaring dreamy delight, cradled by silky harmony. A fabulous vocal-group ballad of the highest quality.

In contrast the back-up side is an insane Black-rocker written by Woodson himself; who injects wild percussion, insistent vocals peppering a frantic dance arrangement. Relentless, imposing and unforgettable.

Two strong sides, one very elusive disc, especially in this fine clean condition.


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Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, with only mild signs of storage. 61 year old vinyl is beautifully clean and unused, fidelity is top-drawer.

Two clean promo labels, with only mild signs of storage. 61 year old vinyl is beautifully clean and unused, fidelity is top-drawer.

King and Queen - Reunited / Reunited dub - Decca F 13863 DJ

King and Queen

Reunited / Reunited dub

Decca: F 13863 DJ (45s)

Extremely rare 1979 UK promo in pristine condition.

A Winston Edwards production of the classic Peaches & Herb soul ballad, given a new identity, transforming it into a Soulful dabnce session.

One of those seldom conceived recordings that could sit comfortably in both camps. Lover's Rock and Soulful Stepper...

The record is immaculate in every way, very tough to locate, but in this pristine condition.. impossible.

Listen ad prepare to be impressed..

Condition Report

Flawless previously unplayed vinyl, perfect promo labels all housed in the original birth sleeve

Flawless previously unplayed vinyl, perfect promo labels all housed in the original birth sleeve

Billy Rocka - Listen Pretty Baby / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry - Brunswick 9-55049 DJ

Billy Rocka

Listen Pretty Baby / I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry

Brunswick : 9-55049 DJ (45s)

Rare 1958 Rockabilly, that never came out in the UK. But did make a surprising and brief on Australian Brunswick. Here is the USA original promo in fine clan condition

Condition Report

squeaky clean vinyl with hardly a blemish, plays beautifully clean. A-side label has a radio station file number crossed out. Otherwise this 45 would have been near perfect condition.

squeaky clean vinyl with hardly a blemish, plays beautifully clean. A-side label has a radio station file number crossed out. Otherwise this 45 would have been near perfect condition.

Carmen Taylor - Teen-Age Ball / Oh Please - Apollo 489 DJ

Carmen Taylor

Teen-Age Ball / Oh Please

Apollo : 489 DJ (45s)

Not only Carmen Taylor hardest R&B 45 to acquire this 1956 promo is in spectacular condition.

This New York based label that started production towards the end of the 2nd world war amassed a huge catalogue dedicated to Blues, R&B, Jazz, Gospel and Doo-wop. Carmen had just moved away from her Atlantic contact to record this 45 that compares favourably with her Atlantic grooves "Ding Dong" "Ooh I" etc. But this was to be Carmen's only recording for the label written by Carmen herself and her writing partner Willie Carroll. It a R&B Teen rocker

This dance tune that crosses over several genres, R&B, Rock N' Roll, Teen and Northern Soul R&B. Carmen herself is something of a mystery as you why she didn't follow in the footsteps of some of her stable mate, Ruth Brown, Laven Baker etc; she certainly had a vocal to qualify her. There's a story here, but I can't find out exactly what became of her. The 60's recording on Kama Sutra seems to be a different artist?

What we do know is, that this is Carmen's rarest 45 and it kicks ass. Solid Sister R&B with a moody flipside to match.

If you collect the sassy R&B gals of the fifties, this lesser known female blues Queen Carmen Taylor honks away with the best of them.. .

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve contact hairlines under direct light, still housed in it's birth-sleeve. Rare condition indeed!

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only very light sleeve contact hairlines under direct light, still housed in it's birth-sleeve. Rare condition indeed!

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