Jelly Beans

You Don't Mean Me No Good / I'm Hip to You

Eskee: 10001


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  • Artist: Jelly Beans
  • A Side: You Don't Mean Me No Good
  • B Side: I'm Hip to You
  • Label: Eskee
  • Format: 45s



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

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Seeking the Northern Soul anthems in their rarest form?

Here's one that is five times rarer than that the multi-coloured release. Jelly Bean on blue screen-print Bell distributed Eskee literally is 5 times more elusive!

4 girls and one guy made up this New Jersey quintet who achieve moderate success on the Red Bird label through 1964. Followed by this snappy group dancer in 1965. A more than lively Wigan Casino anthem so-popular it soon prompted the "Cross-Tone" bootleg back in 1974.

But today across the globe with several different rare-soul scene it is the stunning flipside " I'm Hip to You" that is making all the plays. The Cross-Tone bootleg was a one title press, with no " I'm Hip to You" on the flipside of the several British reissues. On Dave Godin's Right-On label recognizing the importance of "I'm Hip.."

After listening to the pulse quickening "You Don't Mean Me No Good", get ready for the sublime mid-paced vibes of the acclaimed flipside.

Both sides written by the male vocalist and group leader Charles Thomas, who a year later wrote and recorded his wonderful "The Man With The Golden Touch" on Loma.

There are fine bubbles of a NS awakening for this flipside sleeper becoming a big tune after lockdown, as before, those swirling strings and shrill ladies were wafting their charms through many a Sunday chill-out session.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, strong silver text again a solid blue background, tony bb drill in label. Beautiful Mint minus playing surface, this disc has never encountered a Northern Soul collector in its life, straight from the USA absolutely no stylus fatigue.

A Side

  • Title: You Don't Mean Me No Good

    B Side

  • Title: I'm Hip to You
  • Year: 1965
  • City: New York, N.Y.