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Clive Williams & The Heat Wave - Take Good Care Of My Baby / In Loving Memory - Revolutioon Rocksteady REVR 006

Clive Williams & The Heat Wave

Take Good Care Of My Baby / In Loving Memory

Revolutioon Rocksteady : REVR 006 (45s)

Rare 1969 independent Reggae from the desk of the legendary "Joe's Record Centre" owner Joel Mansano.

Top side is a superb deconstruction of the Carole King & Jerry Goffin classic "Take Good Care Of My Baby". Whilst keeping the mood of the original and it's refreshing easy going feel, Mansano adds strong Reggae rhythms, Hammond organ pulses with the occasional steel drum whack for added effect. It works so very well.

The flipside is beautiful in its primitiveness, a wonderfully crude instrumental pelted with shouts and raps while a silky smooth trombonist winds his way through on a wave of Reggae background dance-rhythms. A trombone-triumph from start to finish, totally captivating, whilst painting a picture of illegal London-Blues-Parties crowded smoke filled houses of joy.

Two strong sides, one very elusive 45, especially in this flawless condition!

Condition Report

Total previously unplayed archive copy. Flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage blemish. Near perfection awaits the winner.

Total previously unplayed archive copy. Flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage blemish. Near perfection awaits the winner.

Bill Skidmore III - I'm Out Of My Mind (Yea-Yea) / Date Bait - Crest 1040

Bill Skidmore III

I'm Out Of My Mind (Yea-Yea) / Date Bait

Crest : 1040 (45s)

A fabulous 1957 double helping of California Rock-A-Billy is spectacular condition.

One of only two 45's that Bill ever release before slipping off in to obscurity, we lead with the side that Bill wrote himself.

The pouted-lip vocal delivery, backed up all the way by an uncredited "Yea Yea" male vocal chorus and a energetic sax man who also features prominently on the flipside. Really good Rock-A-Billy dancer but arguably overshadowed by the even higher quality of the b-side.

The flipside with it's memorable hook-line and relentless snotty saxophone made this side the most "valued". "Date Bait" just careers along, driven by a bass guitar pulses and racing piano dance rhythms and some impressive Rock N' Roll plectrum work. A proper 50's rocker with an unforgettable cachphrase that stays with you long after the record ends.

Dream condition, a 45 that rarely surface so pristine, two fabulous tines on one disc.

Condition Report

two perfect labels, strong unblemished mint minus vinyl that plays flawless. L:isten to the double soundfile lifted from this disc

two perfect labels, strong unblemished mint minus vinyl that plays flawless. L:isten to the double soundfile lifted from this disc

Dirty Shames - I Don't Care / Makin' Love - Impression 112 DJ

Dirty Shames

I Don't Care / Makin' Love

Impression : 112 DJ (45s)

A one single only gathering from Los Angeles, conjure up not one, but two belligerent Garage sessions, featuring thrashing guitars, dismissive attitudes and don't give a hang falseness. "I Don't Care" borrows from The Rolling Stones with the R&B Harmonica blasting through the revengeful lyrics, giving up a killer amalgam of teenage showmanship and pain. As the band shrug off benign rejection, only to be believed by his teammates. As the solitary builds as the message is pressed home "I Don't Care" feeding his ego.

Flip it over for a fabulous plagiaristic take on their stablemates The Slothes "Makin' Love" released a year earlier, this smoother "Makin Love" is one cool version, elevating this disc to a two sider with mean intent, again leaning towards Jagger / Richard influences.

the high regard for this elusive single culminated in 2012 with a repress promo repro carries the "Sunset Boulevard address at the top" as opposed to the August 1966 original promo there is no address on the label.
The yellow label 1966 stock copy does carry the label address, so to simplify the reproduction process the address was lifted from the stock copy and transferred to the repro's with a white label.

Here is the authentic August 1966 Los Angeles promo, now a garage classic with a huge reputation.

Condition Report

Two clean label, the heavy-duty Monarch recording VINYL revealing only fine light surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays loud, crisp and clear.

Two clean label, the heavy-duty Monarch recording VINYL revealing only fine light surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays loud, crisp and clear.

Gladiators - Chatty Chatty Mouth / Hearsay - Virgin VS 174

Gladiators

Chatty Chatty Mouth / Hearsay

Virgin : VS 174 (45s)

Sought-after 1976 Virgin 45 in miraculous previously unplayed condition.

Both sides lifted from the legendary "Trenchtown Mix Up" album. The Gladiators' first LP, produced by Tony Robinson at the renowned Joe Gibbs' studio. Still considered today as a ground-breaking piece of work.

This 45 seldom turns up for sale and when it does there's a scramble for ownership. To offer it in archive unplayed condition in it's original gloss finish white sleeve (Virgin logo'd company sleeve came into being two years after this 45 was released)

Top drawer "Roots", vocally seamless, rhythmically sensational, one of the finest examples of the genre.

do not pass by, another copy in this condition may never surface again!

Condition Report

a flawless previously unplayed copy - still housed in its birth sleeve

a flawless previously unplayed copy - still housed in its birth sleeve

Lord Creator with Byron Lee Orchestra - Jamaica Jump Up / Laziest Man - Jump Up JU 503

Lord Creator with Byron Lee Orchestra

Jamaica Jump Up / Laziest Man

Jump Up : JU 503 (45s)

58 years old and pristine - amazing archive condition - will you never encounter again.

A joyous Monty Norman composition from 1962, a SKA / Calypso cocktail of dance, that for added value and weight featured in the James Bond movie " Doctor No."

Flip it over "Laziest Man" is again frantically busy mix of SKA & Calypso with Lord Creator racing through a tongue twisting Carnival of the Jamaican sound, with Byron Lee Orchestra raising to the challenge blasting out vibrant, unstoppable barrage of brass.

two great example of the time, in an impossibly flawless condition.

Condition Report

Two bright clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, unblemished archive condition vinyl. as good as it gets. plays perfect!

Two bright clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, unblemished archive condition vinyl. as good as it gets. plays perfect!

Plants - Dear I Swear / It's You - J & S J-1602

Plants

Dear I Swear / It's You

J & S: J-1602 (45s)

Very rare original 1957 with addressed label all in fine clean condition.

A four man gathering from Baltimore, the four friends travel north to the Bronx for Zell Sanders to launch their first record, also laying down a foundation block for Zell's J & S label to spring from, culminating in 15 years of 45 releases mostly Soul & R&B. The Plants give you two fabulous R&B vocal group delights, written by the group members themselves. underlining the talent that lay within this quartet.

The lead side "Dear I Swear" is a meandering mid-tempo saturated in the purist harmony alchemy you could ever wish to encounter. A fabulous baritone vocal from James Lawson enriches the background landscape, as the George Jackson's polished lead vocal seamlessly rolls out the endorsing words for his love. Steve McDowell's busy tenor gluing all the parts into one, with Thurmon Thrower Bass vocal adding the contrast and depth. For a first record this is one very highly accomplish debut. With very sparse instrumentation besides primitive piano plonking, highlighting just how talented this gathering were.

Flip it over for a ballad again with only a naïve piano as accompaniment, that leaves The Plants beautifully adrift, to again highlighting their extremely tight, warm and rich harmonies... a song that gave Zell Sanders faith for a 2nd. 45 release 2 years later "I Searched The seven Seas" another highly sought after disc from this highly regarded group.

Two fabulous sides in mighty fine condition for a 63 year old.

Soul fans may note that lead singer George Jackson went on to pleasure us with some fabulous Soul 45's in the 60's on Mercury, Double RR/Cameo etc.

Condition Report

two clean yellow labels, with no defects. vinyl as you can hear plays crisp, clean and true. visually show only a few cosmetic light surface hairlines, nothing that reacts with the stylus. Strong Excellent throughout.

two clean yellow labels, with no defects. vinyl as you can hear plays crisp, clean and true. visually show only a few cosmetic light surface hairlines, nothing that reacts with the stylus. Strong Excellent throughout.

Don Reed Orchestra featuruing Lorelei - Nature boy / Ther Lonely King Of Rock N' Roll - Gardena G-102

Don Reed Orchestra featuring Lorelei (the voice of love)

Nature boy / The Lonely King Of Rock N' Roll

Gardena : G-102 (45s)

"There was a boy, a very strange, enchanted boy..."

Lover's of Exotica, art and the Hippie movement, take a moment to breath in the mesmerizing atmosphere this recording creates. In the world of rare record collecting, seldom do you encounter such a glorious combination of sleeve and label-art as this 1961 version of the 1950 Jazz classic "Nature Boy" or do you hear such haunting brilliance.

Don Reed enlists the voice of Lorelei to carry the eerie tones of Eden Ahbez timeless classic high and beyond Nat KIng Cole's original hit from 13 years earlier. Ahbez one of the 50's heroes of The Californian Hippie Movement was affectionately called Ahbe among his like minded friends, laid down a gentle but captivating song that turned into a much copied Jazz anthem. Ahbez composed the song "Nature Boy," which became a #1 hit for eight weeks in 1948 for Nat "King" Cole and has since become a pop and jazz standard that most every "jazz great" has sung at some point in their career.

But Don Reed's brilliant interpretation is so very different, instantly lifting you into the relaxed world of exotica, as a sultry saxophone plays out the arrangement whilst the mysterious "Voice Of Love" Lorelei's siren-esque voice pulls you onto the ocks. Utterrly entrancing and unique... alluring beyond my woodcraft.

the flipside pales by comparison, but is also worth a listen for it's inventiveness.

Condition Report

two flawless labels, capturing that magnificent label image, crisp, bright and clean. housed in it's equally stunning birth-sleeve. vinyl is a strong mnt minus, perhaps previously unplayed archive condition vinyl.

two flawless labels, capturing that magnificent label image, crisp, bright and clean. housed in it's equally stunning birth-sleeve. vinyl is a strong mnt minus, perhaps previously unplayed archive condition vinyl.

John Holt / Busty Brown - Give Her All the Love I Got / Nobody But You - Unity UN 556

John Holt / Busty Brown

Give Her All The Love / Nobody But You

Unity: UN 556 (45s)

Was of Jamaica's most soulful voices, redesigns Motown.

John Holt deconstructs Jimmy Ruffin's 1966 Norman Whitfield creation, whilst retaining those wonderful original lyrics, the arrangement is stripped down, rebuilt and reinvented with a potent Reggae pulses driving this dance song one. Filling the background with catchy keyboard breaks decorating the flow of John Holt's much-loved voice. A very worthy version, indeed.

Flip it over for another Soulful Reggae experience, with Clive Smith's soaring vocal testament to his love, as he convinces her he doesn't want nobody else you her. A highly addictive arrangement, servinng up a wonderful dance groove featuring relentless compelling Reggae pulses, leading the way for another superb vocalist.

two good sides, in rare condition, two flawless labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl that only reveals a few sleeve storage hairlines.

As you can hear both sides play flawless.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl that only reveals a few sleeve storage hairlines.<br /> <br /> .

Two flawless labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl that only reveals a few sleeve storage hairlines.

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