Billy Ray

Playboy / Texas Queen

Kent : 45x367

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  • Artist: Billy Ray
  • A Side: Playboy
  • B Side: Texas Queen
  • Label: Kent
  • Format: 45s



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

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"I'm A Playboy... Don't Ask Me To Get No Job"

Our R&B 45 find Of The Year So Far! A record that renowned London R&B/NS DJ Alan Handsome has been championing since the turn of the century, with very few, if any other R&B DJ's worldwide being able to acquire a copy to help Alan lift this rumbling R&B into greatness. But a little birdie has informed us, that is all about to change, now that the legendary Pow Wow Club distinguished DJ M.J. is joining Alan in his support of this juggernaut of a tune...Now most likely liable to take this week's Northern Soul R&B offering, completely OFF-THE-SCALE!

Only one solitary copy properly documented auction sale this century and that "find" was sadly graded at G with a storage warp, but still unsurprisingly achieved an eye-watering final bid.

So fasten your seatbelts, as this is a PREVIOUSLY unplayed copy discovered in the bowels of our warehouse. This is gonna be a once in a lifetime window of opportunity for ownership of a stunning copy in virginal condition.

Surely it presents serious R&B DJs with a trophypiece and the privilege of unleashing the crazed growlings of Billy Ray, his vocal standing tall, riding seismic drumming, beating back and overriding brutal brass. Getting his message through loud and clear; whilst squealing ladies chirp their approval, just loving his swagger, as he grandstands his way through this R&B belter.

Tectonic R&B of the rarest kind in the finest possible condition. Do not pass by...

Flipside is a potent offer of early 60s Blues that will also move you..

Condition Report

two clean label, previously unplayed vinyl, once we pro-removed the protective pressing plant film, the vinyl surface reveals just a few soft sleeve storage blemishes. Strong mint minus throughout, plays crisp, loud and true!

A Side

  • Title: Playboy

    B Side

  • Title: Texas Queen
  • Year: 1961
  • City: Culver City, California