Bob Kelly and the Bob Kats

She's My Baby / Malinda - - MANSHIP MINT

Bango : BA 501

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  • Artist: Bob Kelly and the Bob Kats
  • A Side: She's My Baby
  • B Side: Malinda - - MANSHIP MINT
  • Label: Bango
  • Format: 45s



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

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Original copy of this 1962 Detroit R&B shaker, currently proudly appearing on Europe's elite R&B DJ play lists... the highly respected Bill Kealy, Marco Starri, Jon Godden, Tim Jessop have all dropped the arm on this beast to explosive dancefloor response.

A wonderful wailing intro momentarily keeps the dancers on hold , then a searing Harmonica breaks in, the Blues guitar decorates the background and Bob Kelly's voice sets off in praise of his woman. Highly authentic Blues guitar breaks vibrate through the session until the inevitable solo guitar rushes spectacularly into action.

Killer street-level Motor City R&B mover, saturated in neighbourhood angst, Bob's convincing wailing warbles are perfectly punctuated creating a convincing slab of Jump Blues.

Recent heavy demand for this title did trigger a European bootleg in July 20129. No need for you to worry though. The original is a "Rite Sound" pressing with the trademark dip just before the centre-hole. So easy to distinguish from the wishy-washy blue repro label. Everybody loves those sturdy built to last "Rite Sound" pressings.
RARE and seldom seen for sale - real deal awaits you in fine clean condition, still in it's birth-sleeve.

Flipside is another cool R&B groove, displaying rhythmic guitars duelling for position..

Condition Report

X on the otherwise clean deep blue labels, vinyl is a strong clean Excellent plus, just a few very light storage hairlines revealed under light. Check out the crisp clean soundfiles of this play perfect 58 year old.

A Side

  • Title: She's My Baby

    B Side

  • Title: Malinda - - MANSHIP MINT
  • Year: 1962
  • City: Detroit, Mich