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Maytals - Judgement Day / Goodbye Jane - Blue Beat BB 255

Maytals

Judgement Day / Goodbye Jane

Blue Beat : BB 255 (45s)

Two uplifting dance recordings from this highly regarded group.

The Maytals combative style on "Judgenment Day" works really well on this Cecil Campbell guided session, not so much tight harmonies, more a call & answer style as the gathering jostle for position in friendly enthusiasm. Freddie "Toots" Hibbert's vocal never fails to impress, again he leads the pack magnificently only stepping aside for a saxophone blasting and a weaving clarinet.

The flipside "Goodbye Jane" is a furious tongue-twisting group participation storm, with a persistent clarinet punctuating the vocal whilst keeping the rhythm intact.. an unusual delivery but it works so well.

Blue Beat 255 is a number in the series, that's proved quite elusive over the decades, our first copy for quiet some time...

Our last copy, had the middle punch out and writing all over the label.. nice to have a clean copy...

Condition Report

Vinyl has multiple light tiny hairlines, none fingertip sensitive or react with the stylus in a loud way. As you can hear, this listing plays loud and clean, both sides. <br /> <br /> Both labels are spotless..

Vinyl has multiple light tiny hairlines, none fingertip sensitive or react with the stylus in a loud way. As you can hear, this listing plays loud and clean, both sides.

Both labels are spotless..

Fabulous Five Inc - That's The Time She Go Love You / Arab Skank - Ashanti 410

Fabulous Five Inc

That's The Time She Go Love You / Arab Skank

Ashanti : ASH 410 (45s)

1974 British press is eye-popping condition.

This highly respected no veteran gathering of skilled musicians started life as a back backing for some of the world's most prodigious artists, but soon established themselves a recording force themselvers.. Group including Grub Cooper, Frankie Campbell, Harold Bailey, Sidney Thorpe, Romeo Gray, Cleveland Manderson, Donovan Palmer.. to name but a few of the many talents that contributed to this "more than five" team.

The a-side is a pleasant enough mid-tempo that will not set your life on fire; the value with this disc lies with the "Arab Skank" fipside and the astonishing condition of this seldom seen 45..

Check out the perfect sound file and spy those impeccable label scans.





Condition Report

Totally flawless copy, both labels, both sides of the vinyl are immaculate

Totally flawless copy, both labels, both sides of the vinyl are immaculate

Unknown Artist(s) - Colour Me Tomorrow /  Swallows And Sparrows - United Artist Music

Unknown Artist

Colour Me Tomorrow / Swallows And Sparrows

United Artist Music: acetate (45s)

Help wanted!!

with this uncredited late 60's Folk/Rock acetate I think never achieved release. If anyone knows or even thinks the could guess from the style and the vocals who this talented artist(s) are I would love the shed some light on this perhasps unique disc. Because the quality in both songs is standout. Fine highly skilled guitar-manship, smooth harmonious vocals and an exuberant bongo-man who relentlessly enriches the arrangement..

ring any bells with anyone? Style, vocal and that bongo

which takes us to the flipside which is perhaps even better. Again silky dreamy guitar picking, the seamless lead vocal stands alone in parts then is joined by his teammates..

Two Simon and Garfunkel inspired session maybe, but the highly accomplished musicianship indicates, surely somebody somewhere will know the true identity of this accomplished gathering.

Meantime this 7" is obviously RARE, perhaps a unique acetate one cut. It will delight my ears.. and hopefully someone will know or educated guess the identity.

The new owner will will have a fantastic example of British folk at it's most-captivating

Condition Report

Two clean studio labels with typed credits for the two sides, but nothing else. X on " Swallows And Sparrows " side indicates they prefer this to be the "A". Acetate playing surfaces are Excellent, fidelity is first class (direct cut) clarity.

Two clean studio labels with typed credits for the two sides, but nothing else. X on " Swallows And Sparrows " side indicates they prefer this to be the "A". Acetate playing surfaces are Excellent, fidelity is first class (direct cut) clarity.

Soul Bro's c/w The Wailers - Train To Ska-Ville / I Made a Mistake - Ska Beat JB 226

Soul Bro's c/w The Wailers

Train To Ska-Ville / I Made a Mistake

Ska Beat: JB 226 (45s)

a magnificent SKA anthem showcasing Jamaican musicianship at it's most impressive..

Clement Dodd's flamboyant production utilizing the highly accomplished musicians that surrounded him every day; with the intro creating a vision of a train pulling out of the station is nothing short of brilliant... wailing long-note horn blows, quivering trumpet flurries, relentless chug-chug rhythms as the saxophonist adds richness to these spectacular proceedings.. it is recordings of this calibre that inspired and fueled the 70's "Two-Tone" SKA revival, that without that timely renaissance this cocktail of superior jamming would maybe have become a lost-art..

This is surely one of SKA music's one of it's greatest..

Deep Soul fans need to be alerted to the Island Soul flipside with the Wailers cover version of the 1964 Curtis Mayfield composition that the Impression delighted us with: Strong Jamaican Soul..

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl that only reveals the mildest of sleeve contact makes

Two flawless labels, vinyl that only reveals the mildest of sleeve contact makes

Garden Odyssy Enterprise - Sad And Lonely / Sky Pilot - Deram DM 267 Demo

Garden Odyssy Enterprise

Sad And Lonely / Sky Pilot

Deram: DM 267 DJ (45s)

RARE MOD FREAKBEAT

Another Singapore Radio escapee with Radio station i.d on the label (see scans).

Obviously the programmers considered this disc unsuitable for airplay as both sides of the vinyl are exquisitely clean, hardly a blemished to find.

This is this obscure troops only 45 and one of Deram's rarest 45's, I've never seen a release stock copy.

Which surprises as they are clearly a highly capable team. A MOD/Freakbeat screamer displays urgent vocals, fabulous guitar backing and an edge that sets these rarities apart. Tightly woven vocals, rebound off each other seamlessly scythed in two with a powerful guitar break. Strong tune, you would have thought Graham Gouldman and the equally obscure Derek Rawden may have wanted to record more of this band or maybe they just changed names in mid-stream as there's h=far too much talent on this session for a solitary single and no album..

The plot thickens when we play the fabulous instrumental on the flips apparently from the movie "I Can't I Can't" well I can't either find out anything about this D-Movie, the writers or the producer Derek Rawden..

This 45 is shrouded in mystery and is certainly very rare an shrouded in mystery.

Condition Report

Beautiful vinyl, mint minus only faintest signs of handling. Label has been i.d. and dated by radio Singapore 10 SEP 1969.

Beautiful vinyl, mint minus only faintest signs of handling. Label has been i.d. and dated by radio Singapore 10 SEP 1969.

Demon Fuzz - Afrika! - UK Dawn 3013

Demon Fuzz

Afreaka! / 5 track LP

Dawn: DNLS 3013 (LPs)

The highly sought after 1970 UK press of this aptly christened "AFREAKA!" album. Giving up an inspirational cocktail of Pysche/Funk/ infused with Afro-rhythms. An album that should have been recognized as a groundbreaking ceation, bt failed miserably at the time; The British public were maybe not ready not ready for music that fell between Soul & Prog Rock with African influences. Maybe not for the 20th Century blinkered Soul crowd but today heralded as an experiemental FUNK journey with few comparisons...

Click the soundfiles and be prepared to go on a trip.

All five tracks are lengthy and saturated ingenious moments for the would be sampler wanting to push the envelope, or the FUNK DJ playing something his rivals a\re unable to match. As this album is hard to acquire in DJ quality condition.

Condition Report

Side One.Track 1 & 3 have a few very mild hairlines revealed under strong light, both tracks play clean. Track 2 "Disillusioned man" has minuscule paper flake pimple that producing a momentary tick. <br /> Side Two. Track 1 & 2 have a few very mild hairlines revealed under strong light, both tracks play clean (listen with have recorded an extended and impressive soundfile)<br /> LABELS are both clean, spindle hole looks fresh with only the faints trails detected by angling under direct light. Otherwise unblemished.<br /> LAMINATED GATEFOLD COVER. Reveal only very tiny, mild corner-tip storage rub, ting mark in laminate on right should of male picture (see scan). inside the gate fold is flawless. Strong Ex + cover grade<br /> <br /> Overall view is Ex, there are some hairlines to find under direct light, not affecting play, so please check out the soundfile, to be sure the play back is up to your standards.. I adored this avant-garde mix of many influences, expect some clever stuff that will demand another listen, of this very seldom encountered album.

Side One.Track 1 & 3 have a few very mild hairlines revealed under strong light, both tracks play clean. Track 2 "Disillusioned man" has minuscule paper flake pimple that producing a momentary tick.
Side Two. Track 1 & 2 have a few very mild hairlines revealed under strong light, both tracks play clean (listen with have recorded an extended and impressive soundfile)
LABELS are both clean, spindle hole looks fresh with only the faints trails detected by angling under direct light. Otherwise unblemished.
LAMINATED GATEFOLD COVER. Reveal only very tiny, mild corner-tip storage rub, ting mark in laminate on right should of male picture (see scan). inside the gate fold is flawless. Strong Ex + cover grade

Overall view is Ex, there are some hairlines to find under direct light, not affecting play, so please check out the soundfile, to be sure the play back is up to your standards.. I adored this avant-garde mix of many influences, expect some clever stuff that will demand another listen, of this very seldom encountered album.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires - Musical Communion / River Bank - UK Parlophone R 5124 DEMO

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires

Musical Reunion / River Bank

Parlophone : R 5124 DJ (45s)

RARE 1964 British 7" DEMO press of featuring two traditional sides lifted from his 1964 Jamaican Kentone album release.

Spectacular condition, Mint - / Mint - hardly a whisper of a blemish on either two labels, vinyl is as clean as you could ever hope of encountering.

Byron Lee & The Dragonaires certainly one of the best loved and most successful of all the Jamaican acts. This is the bands 3rd. British 45s, two early 60s Blue Beat releases, before being assigned to EMI for this release on the prestigious Parlophone label. This release to failed to make an impact with any sales. Even though both sides encapsulated the very essence of Jamaican SKA in 1964..

"Musical Communion" is saturated in the neighborhood SKA traits, the typically rich flowing horns woven into the Jerkin' dance rhythms, featuring musical showdowns between the Trumpeter & Trombonist both serving up impressive musicianship be the unique to SKA shouts, chants and squeals bring this dance session to an end.

Flip it over and you're treated again to a struttin' display of solo skills with the Saxophone & the Trumpet bring the session to a close littered with enthusiastic whoops, squeals and chants.

Two sides equally showcasing the uplifting effect of SKA!

Condition Report

As I've already enthused over above, condition is as good as it gets.. 1964 Jamaican music you just don't see at this level of condition

As I've already enthused over above, condition is as good as it gets.. 1964 Jamaican music you just don't see at this level of condition

 Johnny Fuller - All Night Long / You Got Me Whistlin' - Crazy Records IR-112 X

Johnny Fuller

All Night Long / You Got Me Whistlin'

Crazy Records: 112 (45s)

1957 Test Press for Irma Records of note that just under the CRAZY RECORD habd written credit you can just see the rubbed of smudge of IRMA fainly underneath.

A Bay Area collaboration with the finest creators of black music of the time Jimmy McCracklin, Robert Geddins all adding their skills to craft an uncompromising Californian R&B Rocker. That first came out on IRMA Records, then nationally distributed on Checker 899 as a 78rpm Shellac and a 45. None of these releases as original first press are easy to acquire, especially with clean vinyl.

This Crazy Records test press is it's first imprint, incredibly rare, and carrying the expect mini-run test press sound quality.

So listen to this Black Rocker with the fabulous guitar break, as Johnny Fuller pull inspiration from the Memphis SUN recordings. I like the sneaky reference in the lyric at the end "Their Doing A New Dance Called The Walk" noting stable-mate Jimmy McCracklin's huge dance hit got a mention.

Condition Report

Vinyl has a few 60 year old mild hairline from sleeve storage, plays test press quality as you can hear just about flawless. The unique labels are hand written, with the original typed stick on label crediting artist and titles A & B sides.

Vinyl has a few 60 year old mild hairline from sleeve storage, plays test press quality as you can hear just about flawless. The unique labels are hand written, with the original typed stick on label crediting artist and titles A & B sides.

Jimi Hendrix Experience - The Wind Cries Mary / Highway Chile - Track 604004

Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Wind Cries Mary / Highway Chile

Track: 604004 (45s)

What are the chances of finding this iconic 45, fully 50 years and 6 months after it's birth. Still cocooned it's the sleeve it left the factory in,vinyl in unplayed condition, labels hardy a blemish. Remote, very remote finding any 45 in that condition. Val Doonican, Englbert Humperdinck, Ken Dodd 45 we may rarely happen upon a near Mint hardly played disc your Mum unlike you has kept save in it's original jacket... But Jimi Hendrix single left virginal for all these decades is a rare thing indeed..

We go lucky when the passing of a Soul fan gave us access to a 45 he never put on the turntable..no spindle trails to be detected, no sign of spindle penetration in the centerpiece.

This is a perfect a copy we shall ever encounter, dream condition only the OCD could ever hope of encountering...

A museum piece, in archival condition

Condition Report

Wavy-top birth sleeve, as to be expect has mild age browning, but housing two perfect labels with no sign of turntable activity. Vinyl has not a blemish, my eyes are watering from looking so hard, to detect a freckle, none were found. <br /> <br /> This is as good as it gets, act accordingly!

Wavy-top birth sleeve, as to be expect has mild age browning, but housing two perfect labels with no sign of turntable activity. Vinyl has not a blemish, my eyes are watering from looking so hard, to detect a freckle, none were found.

This is as good as it gets, act accordingly!

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