Alone With No Love / same: instrumental

Dontee : 101

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  • Artist: Contemplations
  • A Side: Alone With No Love
  • B Side: same: instrumental
  • Label: Dontee
  • Format: 45s



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

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Forget all about chasing the elusive "Rock Candy - Alone With No Love" on Dontee 103 which unfortunately was unsuccessful counterfeited in the 70's.

Before you today is the FIRST release on Dontee 101 with original accreditation to The Contemplations - the recording was later used as a filler to the b-side to Rock Candy's Sweet Soul masterpiece "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another"

To my ears The Contemplations are a totally vocally different band to "Rock Candy suggesting they are two different groups. With Joe Tate's frugal decision to cut corners and save a few $$$'s just tagging "Alone With No Love" to the flipside. Making this first press Dontee 101 so much more desirable. Firstly it has never been bootlegged as a look-a-like, plus it carries the huge bonus of a fabulously instrumental version on the b-side.

A sublimely haunting horn-elevated, Baltimore vocal-group Northern Soul. Showcasing a lilting piano riffs, hanging horns, rich male harmony supported. Precisely timed instrumental partitions enhance the atmosphere with the sublime inclusion of the flute, bass guitar, into the last lengthy instrumental break, leave you begging for more.

THe very rare first press, backed with the unique stunning instrumental...
YES indeed.. this is certainly the only way to own "Rock Candy"

Condition Report

Two perfectly clean labels, with unblemished mint minus vinyl to match.

A Side

  • Title: Alone With No Love

    B Side

  • Title: same: instrumental
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Baltimore, Maryland