Delois Eaiy

Delois Is Back With Jerome And His Band / Don't Be Afraid

Big Vick Hammond: BVH 401

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  • Artist: Delois Eaiy
  • A Side: Delois Is Back With Jerome And His Band
  • B Side: Don't Be Afraid
  • Label: Big Vick Hammond
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: M-
  • Label Condition: h2o
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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One of the very rarest Sister Funk 45's on Planet Earth - this is Delores Ealy on a Bay Area session - that was discovered inside the legendary "Ray Dobard" load in 2004 before that this early 70's Funk-Bomb was unknown to the DJ and record collecting world of Funk.

As discogs correctly points out "ONLY 10 COPIES” of this record are known exist, I was there when it was found. Some of the copies have water-damaged labels on both sides, this copy is one of the least h2o damaged examples.

Only 10 copies known is rarest of the rare funk. From a California Funk diva with a huge reputation.

Deep Soul fans do not overlook the flip side, also blistering with this lady’s Soulful energy.

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl that only reveals very fine sleeve storage hairlines, the label by comparison has lightly stain labels from h20 exposure. The few others known have much worse label deterioration, this is one of the best of the 10 only known copies... Alledgedly only 50 ever pressed. THIS IS DEEP FUNK at it's very rarest.

A Side

  • Title: Delois Is Back With Jerome And His Band

    B Side

  • Title: Don't Be Afraid
  • Year: 1972
  • City: Berkeley, Cal