Christopher Cerf

Sweet Music / The Boat Of Noah

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  • Artist: Christopher Cerf
  • A Side: Sweet Music
  • B Side: The Boat Of Noah
  • Label: Amy
  • Format: 45s



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

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Simultaneously a Wigan Casino and Cleethorpes Winter Gardens favourite Circa 1977. A record that through the year has proved very challenging to acquire for those Northern Soul Classic collectors or original vinyl. With even the subsequent, rather ugly vinyl bootleg reaching eye-brow raising prices in recent times.

With the now proven rarity of this most likely “never issued” promo only 45. Blue-eyed Northern Soul that since its heyday at Cleethorpes WG has proven to be frustratingly difficult to acquire a fine clean copy. This listing is a flawless mint minus copy - totally tip top condition.

The British version by The Koobas has been a MOD Club spin for an age, but pales in comparison to this “Len Barry” inspired recording that inspired rooms crammed full young soulies who couldn’t care less about this man’s shade of skin. The overpowering production washed all those prejudices away, tho is a recording that lifted the allniters of the day above and beyond the already highly charged atmosphere.

If any colour-coded-bigot today, scoffs at this Northern Soul play; feel free to point out Christopher Cerf only released 3 45s. The first on MGM is considered a fabulous ‘“Popcorn” dancer. His second “Sweet Music” an elusive Northern Soul anthem. His last 45 “Watch Your Step” that he wrote himself is a MOD/Garage/Psyche monster that is equally stalked by serious investigative collectors..

And to add more weight to the argument, Chris Cerf the talented Washington D.C. music man, was a founder member of that city’s second most coveted Soul label “Jet Set” records...

Condition Report

Two spectacular promo labels NO STORAGE RUB so often the scourge of the AMY ink print label. Vinyl is super clean mint minus housed in the correct authentic BELL distributors sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Sweet Music

    B Side

  • Title: The Boat Of Noah
  • Year: 1966
  • City: New York, N.Y.