Beresford Rickets

Careless Love / Jailer Bring Me Water

Blue Beat : BB 350

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  • Artist: Beresford Rickets
  • A Side: Careless Love
  • B Side: Jailer Bring Me Water
  • Label: Blue Beat
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: E+
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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...another Blue Beat impeccable from our recent small warehouse find, another near flawless Blue Beat 45. This copy dare we say, is in even cleaner condition than the last example. Astonishing really as this Blue Beat title is more-than challenging to acquire in anything better than vg.

This record was a British recording from the "Windrush" generation, NOT released in Jamaica, one of six 45's Beresford Rickets released in the UK. This one, Blue Beat 350 was to be his last 45 release.

The cheeky Mr. Beresford credited himself as writer of of the original A-side "Jailer Bring Me Water " on which he more than plagiarises Bobby Darin's 1962 song.

But it's the flipside "Careless Love" is the "value" side with relentless muscular SKA rhythms supporting Beresford's rich vocals, featuring a wonderful saxophone intervention. Strong transitional feelgood SKA dancer.

This is a listing especially aimed at, the many of you searching for the classic Jamaican-born artists, on those iconic collectable SKA labels, in the finest possible condition, this copy is beyond fine!

This is a standout example, we though we were highly unlikely to be ever equal in the future. Look out for a few more immaculate Blue Beat 45s to be listed this spring.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, maybe a soft X against the blue background on the flipside label, but it really hard detect. (inspect) otherwise brilliantly clean label with crisp bright silver text. Full gloss vinyl, reveals only the occasional sleeve storage blemish, plays flawless, as you are about to hear. Elusive condition indeed, bid accordingly.

A Side

  • Title: Careless Love

    B Side

  • Title: Jailer Bring Me Water
  • Year: 1966
  • City: 12 Earlham Street London, WC2 United Kingdom