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Wayne Wade - Styletic Dreadlock / version - Prophet Record 2384

Wayne Wade

Styletic Dreadlock / version

Prophet Record : 2384 (45s)

Yet another magnificent Vivian "Yabby You" Jackson production, rare BLUE label press.

Roots Reggae at it's most addictive, in the level of condition that rarely comes to market.

Click the soundfile to find out why Vivian Jackson is so very highly regarded..




Condition Report

fine clean vinyl mint minus, handwritten titles and credits

fine clean vinyl mint minus, handwritten titles and credits

Various Artists - Brum Beat / 1964 UK press - Decca LK 4598

Various Artists

Brum Beat / 1964 UK press

Decca : LK 4598 (LP)

Very rare authentic 1964 Britishmono press in fine clean condition.

From the opening line of the review by Dennis Detheridge of MIDLAND BEAT makes you want to immediately listen to this rarely witnessed LP.

"Every Night, England's Second City Pulsates The Rhythm Of Scores Of Rock Group's"

Some of those Birmingham area groups have been captured here on this album, with many great beat-recordings that are only available in vinyl on this essential Beat compilation.

The Strangers includes JOHN BONHAM on drums (Dudley), The Mountain Kings (Walsall) , Dave Lacey & The Corvettes (Stourbridge) , The Blue Stars (Cannock), The Kavern Four (Cannock) make up the 16 tracks between them.

If you want to hear The Roots of British Beat from the heart of Britain, no other album ever released encapsulates the era, the diverse 1964 sound or the area like this inspiring Decca project to make the public aware of the standout music of the period being born in Birmingham's surroundings.

Unfortunately is LP sold in such meagre quantities, very few Beat-Fans outside of Birmingham ever got to hear these young aspiring talents, with only Dave Lacey & The Corvettes ever achieving a 45rfpm Single release with a major company.

This album is a time capsule of the early 60's Birmingham Beat-group scene. Unique in it's make-up offering 16 tracks that never got issued as 45's by lost-talent gatherings in a moment of Beat-Euphoria...
and don't you just love the cover featuring the styles of 1964 - so very MOD..




Condition Report

Fine clean laminated flipback cover; no writing, no stickers, no seam splits, spine rub. Just a few very fine laminate veins (see scan) top middle. Back cover is clean, no writing, stickers, stains or tears graded at Ex+ view images. Labels are immaculate (see scans) no sign of spindle trails on the a-side, just one solitary very fine hardly visible spindle-trail on the b-side, indicating the flipside vinyl has had on a cursory play. So as you would expect, the vinyl is completely immaculate. We are unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. An astonishing Mint minus throughout. NO upgrade will ever be required.

Fine clean laminated flipback cover; no writing, no stickers, no seam splits, spine rub. Just a few very fine laminate veins (see scan) top middle. Back cover is clean, no writing, stickers, stains or tears graded at Ex+ view images. Labels are immaculate (see scans) no sign of spindle trails on the a-side, just one solitary very fine hardly visible spindle-trail on the b-side, indicating the flipside vinyl has had on a cursory play. So as you would expect, the vinyl is completely immaculate. We are unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. An astonishing Mint minus throughout. NO upgrade will ever be required.

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Lee Stirling - Welcome Stranger / My Heart Commands me - Columbia DB 4992 DJ

Lee Stirling

Welcome Stranger / My Heart Commands me

Columbia : DB 4992 DJ (45s)

Peter Lee Stirling with an extremely rare British "Big City Sound" offering hidden away on a flipside of a Gee Pitney style a-side that never sold a bean.

This is Mr. Stirling's rarest 45 by a long, long way a Johnny Arthey production, of course Johnny would emerge a few years later as quite a champion of the soulful production.

This 45 is so obscure it is in fact the first copy I've had and was rather pleased when I flip over the pretty good Buddy Wayne & Ben Raleigh composition "My Heart Commands Me" on the a-side. A big string driven beater that showcases the potency of Peter Lee's voice... a good "Buddy Holly" inspired teen rocker.

But the flip is a different story .. again Johnny Arthey orchestral crafted strings dominate, peppered with subtle horns, the deep throated vocal slowly but surely rolls out a Popcorn/Big City Beater. Personally this is the side I prefer, but both are damn good examples of British Teen with muscle..

Now go "google" and discover just how rare this 45 is..

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, eye-catching red & white and totally unblemished. Vinyl is close the mint minus, just a few feeble hairlines appear when angled in the light. Plays mint minus. All still housed in the original birth-sleeve.

Two flawless promo labels, eye-catching red & white and totally unblemished. Vinyl is close the mint minus, just a few feeble hairlines appear when angled in the light. Plays mint minus. All still housed in the original birth-sleeve.

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Little Walter and his Jukes - My Babe / 1956 French EP with Cover - French London Disques RE.U 1.061

Little Walter and his Jukes

My Babe / 1956 French EP with Cover

French London Disques : RE.U 1.061 (EP)

4 of this iconic Bluesman's Checker recordings presented on this very rare 1956 EP complete with the stunning art-sleeve, even retaining the original rice-paper inner sleeve

Tracks inc:
1. My Babe
2. Thunder Bird
3. I Got To Go
4. Roller Coaster

Adore the artwork, drawn to the completeness, inspired by the music, love the condition, addicted to it's rarity!

This EP is the full package.

Condition Report

Beautifully clean Picture Cover, retains the original rice-paper inner sleeve. Two unblemished labels, vinyl reveals only minuscule light hairlines when angled in the light. A fine clean, complete copy.

Beautifully clean Picture Cover, retains the original rice-paper inner sleeve. Two unblemished labels, vinyl reveals only minuscule light hairlines when angled in the light. A fine clean, complete copy.

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Grooving Charlie -Do Something / Grovve Me - GG Records GG 4518

Grooving Charlie

Do Something / Groove Me

GG Records : GG 4518 (45s)

A spectacular 1971 UK press of this rare Alvin Ranglin project

Condition Report

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, near perfect vinyl, full gloss just the merest blemish show when angled in the light,

4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, near perfect vinyl, full gloss just the merest blemish show when angled in the light,

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Agustus Pablo & Lloyd Young / The Groovers  - Our Man Flint / Pi-A-Ring - Wizdom 7436

Agustus Pablo & Lloyd Young / The Groovers

Our Man Flint / Pi-A-Ring

Wizdom: 7436 (45s)

1973 Lee Perry project, early Roots featuring a different take on the rhythms on the flipside. Two strong sides.

Condition Report

Two clean yellow labels, with equally impressive vinyl only revealing the merest hairlines under direct light. plays fabulously clean

Two clean yellow labels, with equally impressive vinyl only revealing the merest hairlines under direct light. plays fabulously clean

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Erroll English - Once In My Life / Rabbit In A Cottage - Big Shot BI 548

Erroll English

Once In My Life / Rabbit In A Cottage

Big Shot : BI 548 (45s)

A highly sought after Laurie Lawrence production from 1970. This silky crooners 2nd. 45 on Trojan subsidiary under the guidance of legendary London based Reggae fixer. Lawrence was active is many areas of the Jamaican Music scene in London establishing himself as a man who gets things done.

All Errol English's too few release featured a wonderful vocal ease, a poise that set his recordings apart. As you will hear on these two sessions, a silky measured delivery carrying velvety Soulful overtones.

"Once In My Life" narcotic in rhythms creeps under your skin as Lawrence weaves his magic with a simplistic by addictive arrangement. Perfectly complimenting the artists style. A record that showcases Erroll English's enchanting vocval perfectly.

Flip it over "Rabbit In A Cottage" an usual title and subject, but brilliantly transfomed into an uplifting jerky dance arrangement, benefitting from Errol's reaching vocal, singing as the hunted Rabbit pleading for help.

Two strong sides from a 45 that seldom surfaces for sale.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl has multiple light surface scuffing, but plays well. Listen to the full double sound file lifted directly off this elusive disc, occasional light background ticks, especially on the b-side as there is a significant scratch on the flip side.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, vinyl has multiple light surface scuffing, but plays well. Listen to the full double sound file lifted directly off this elusive disc, occasional light background ticks, especially on the b-side as there is a significant scratch on the flip side.

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Pacesetters - Bits And Pieces / Nimrod Leap - Escort ERT 829

Pacesetters

Bits And Pieces / Nimrod Leap

Escort : ERT 829 (45s)

a flawless example of 1970 Skinhead Reggae. A UK press on one of those beautifully arty Pama imprints.

Condition Report

Four prong die-cut centre intact, immaculate Mint minus vinyl on both sides. Discreet initial on a-side centrepiece, flipside label is totally clean. Still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve.

Four prong die-cut centre intact, immaculate Mint minus vinyl on both sides. Discreet initial on a-side centrepiece, flipside label is totally clean. Still housed in wavy-top birth sleeve.

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Muddy Waters - Mississippi Blues / $ track French EP complete with Picture Cover - RE-U 1060 EP PS

Muddy Waters -

Mississippi Blues / 4 track French EP complete with Picture Cover

London Disques : RE-U 1060 EP PS (EP)

4 of this iconic Chess artist finest presented on this very rare 1956 EP complete with the stunning art-sleeve, even retaining the original rice-paper inner sleeve.

Covering his 1956 Chess recordings.

1. Young Fashioned Ways
2. Manish Boy
3. All A Board
4. Forty Days And Nights

A 50's Blues treasure!

Condition Report

Beautifully clean art-cover, retains the original rice-paper inner sleeve. Two unblemished labels, vinyl reveals only minuscule light hairlines when angled in the light. A fine clean, complete copy, irresistible!

Beautifully clean art-cover, retains the original rice-paper inner sleeve. Two unblemished labels, vinyl reveals only minuscule light hairlines when angled in the light. A fine clean, complete copy, irresistible!

Nino and the Ebb Tides - Those Oldies But Goodies / Don't Run Away - Top Rank JAR 572

Nino and the Ebb Tides

Those Oldies But Goodies / Don't Run Away

Top Rank : JAR 572 (45s)

Seldom seen 1961 UK press, of this 4 man "Italian" Bronx born Doo-Wop classic. Showcasing the slickest side of East Coast harmony. A Bass vocal enriched, the soaring falsetto backdrop. The slowed down rapping parts so exquisitely walked through.

This was of course a hit for the team, but in the UK met the same fate as most quality Doo-Wop grooves and passed by unnoticed at the time, but today stands as a must own for fans of the sound and tast golden era.


The flipside written by the group themselves with Nino Aiello, Vinnie Drago, Tony Delesio, Rudy (Second Tenor Rudy all having a hand in it's construction. An uptempo cruiser of equal quality with all the classic Doo-Wop clichés woven together to be parted by a fabulous sax-break.

Two great examples of the sound, that rippled through the urban culture of New York City for nearly a decade.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, beautifully clean vinyl very close to Mint minus, all housed in birth-sleeve.

Two clean labels, beautifully clean vinyl very close to Mint minus, all housed in birth-sleeve.

Alton Ellis - Too Late To Turn Back Now / version - Ackee ACK 502

Alton Ellis

Too Late To Turn Back Now / version

Ackee : ACK 502 (45s)

Hall Of Famer Alton Ellis takes Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose's Florida masterpiece and reinvents the dance rhythms into a n infectious Reggae dancer featuring fabulous harmonies .

Elton, is no stranger a standout Soul song and it shows as he creates his own most magnificent version.

Why on earth this session, a highly regarded Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose classic, carries the writer credits as Clyde Otis instead of Eddie Cornelius; only the UK label knows. but this takes nothing away from th sumptuous quality of this Clive Chinn production. No wonder the Jamaican Mother label "Impact" have seen fit to reissue it several times.

Whether it be the Soul version or the Reggae interpretation it a truly great song, Eddie.

Condition Report

A flawless copy, still housed in it's original wavy-top sleeve

A flawless copy, still housed in it's original wavy-top sleeve

Joe Francis - Wicked Woman / King Joe's Ska - Blue Beat BB 323

Joe Francis

Wicked Woman / King Joe's Ska

Blue Beat : BB 323 DJ (45s)

A 1965 British press in rare near mint condition.

Two classic SKA shouters on one disc.So hard to find in collectable audio perfect condition.

Click the sound file King Joe Francis is ready to take you off your feet, not once but twice.

Note this copy has a rubber stamped "A" on the "Wicked Woman" denoting promo copy.



Condition Report

Stunning condition, near perfect vinyl just a few sleeve contact fine hairlines revealed under direct light. 4 prong die-cut centre fully in place, labels are clean inconspicuous "A" stamp promo on the "Wicked Woman" side. Housed in replica sleeve

Stunning condition, near perfect vinyl just a few sleeve contact fine hairlines revealed under direct light. 4 prong die-cut centre fully in place, labels are clean inconspicuous "A" stamp promo on the "Wicked Woman" side. Housed in replica sleeve

Ace Holder and His Blues Rockers - Lonesome Harmonica / Homeless Boy - Pioneer International PI 10045

Ace Holder and His Blues Rockers

Lonesome Harmonica / Homeless Boy

Pioneer International : PI 10045 (45s)

One of the missing numbers on this R&B dedicated Los Angeles street level operation. A double helping of California street Blues featuring the highly regarded harmonica manipulation of Ace Holder.

All this man's 45s are elusive this one especially this 1960 release #1004 on this seldom-seen most interesting of Blues labels.

Fellow Blues man Gus Jenkins & Ace Holder collaborate on both sides of this disc, to craft two grinding Blues strollers. The topside showcasing the mournful harmonica style of Ace Holder's ability to make his instrument talk. Deep Blues from the heart, slowly winding you into it's despairing message.

Flip it over the Harmonica again immediately entrances you, but this time Ace Holder displaced mood is complimented by his richly coated voice of hopelessness.

Two killer Blues messages from the sidewalks of Los Angeles, served up on one very elusive disc... our first copy in memory and only the 3rd to hit the internet this century.

RARE indeed

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl only reveals minimal sleeve storage hairlines under direct light, plays flawless. Still housed in it's birth sleeve. A beautiful example

Two flawless labels, vinyl only reveals minimal sleeve storage hairlines under direct light, plays flawless. Still housed in it's birth sleeve. A beautiful example

Winston Shan / Harmonians  - Matilda / Come To Me - Bullet BU 411

Winston Shan / Harmonians

Matilda / Come To Me

Bullet: BU 411 (45s)

From the golden year of Reggae comes a flawless copy of the highly sought-after 1969 Skinhead Reggae groove. Much, much rarer than his "Throw Me Corn" this 45 is rarely encountered in such fine play perfect condition.

Check out the impressive condition report then listen to the perfectness of the soundfile provided from this impressive double helping if classic 1969 style Reggae.

Two Jamaican Spade label winners, presented on one artistic Pama Records imprint.

Condition, condition, condition!

Condition Report

4 track die-cut centre intact, small initials L P on centrepiece is this 45s only minuscule flaw. Vinyl reveals full gloss and just the finest of sleeve contact hairlines. Plays perfect

4 track die-cut centre intact, small initials L P on centrepiece is this 45s only minuscule flaw. Vinyl reveals full gloss and just the finest of sleeve contact hairlines. Plays perfect

Amazing Blondel - The Amazing Blondel and A Few New Faces / 1970 UK stereo press -  Bell SBLL 131

Amazing Blondel

The Amazing Blondel and A Few New Faces / 1970 UK stereo press

Bell : SBLL 131 (LP)

Well I did enjoy play testing the fabulous album giving up a splendid flow of British Folk/Rock

I was particularly enthralled by
Side One

1. Saxon Lady
3. Season Of The Year
5. Shepherd's Song

Side Two

2. Love Sonnet
3. Spanish Lace
4. Minstrel's Song

Listen to the full track sound-file we lifted from this cult LP offering the finest Folk / Rock of that halcyon year of 1970.


Condition Report

A fine clean fully laminated cover, only revealing very mild corner-tip rub from careful storage. , vinyl reveals some light surface hairlines under direct light, carefully play tested, plays a beautifully clean, no noise even between tracks in the clear run-ins the stylus flows free of any interference. Superb sound throughout, both labels are free of any flaws. All housed in original EMI advert inner sleeve.

A fine clean fully laminated cover, only revealing very mild corner-tip rub from careful storage. , vinyl reveals some light surface hairlines under direct light, carefully play tested, plays a beautifully clean, no noise even between tracks in the clear run-ins the stylus flows free of any interference. Superb sound throughout, both labels are free of any flaws. All housed in original EMI advert inner sleeve.

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