Gene and the Team Beats

I Want To Be Your Baby / Sorry 'Bout That

Raven: Raven 2006

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  • Artist: Gene and the Team Beats
  • A Side: I Want To Be Your Baby
  • B Side: Sorry 'Bout That
  • Label: Raven
  • Format: 45s



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

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Here's a stunning vocal group stroller, that very rarely comes to market.
Virginian Gene Rumley with his Team Beats serves up a classy, delicious example of 60s small town local vocal group Northern Soul harmony. If the label didn't tell you, you'd be forgiven for thinking this was an obscure Chicago street corner symphony on a tiny neighbourhood label.

But this five man gathering are from Martinsville, Virginia given an outing by the same highly regarded "local" talent outlet "Raven Records". Responsible for such vigorously sought after 45's by the "The Lost Soul", "The Prodigals", "Soul Masters" etc. A local label of repute for putting out local "Soul" "Garage" "Jazz" all release today are sought after.

This example for me is not only one of the most elusive it is also one of its very best. With more than one collectable genre serviced by it's brilliance. A Northern Soul stroller saturated in class, a lowroder delight with sweet vocal dripping off every word. With the added bonus of wicked MOD/Boogaloo/Jazz instrumental hidden away on the flipside.. a muscular sax/Hammond/piano dancer.. "Sorry 'Bout That" needs to make no apologies for it contrasting dance side...

Whilst the lead side "I Want To Be Your Baby " is an utterly superb vocal-group Northern Soul winner, at a pace that's starting to set a precedent, especially within the Sunday chill-out culture.

RARE with two fabulous sides..

Condition Report

Two crisp bright flawless yellow labels, unblemished Mint minus vinyl a fine clean copy!

A Side

  • Title: I Want To Be Your Baby

    B Side

  • Title: Sorry 'Bout That
  • Year: 1966
  • City: Danville, Virginia