Joey Richards

Summer Love / I'll Know

Astra: 303


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  • Artist: Joey Richards
  • A Side: Summer Love
  • B Side: I'll Know
  • Label: Astra
  • Format: 45s



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

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Very elusive 1963 Illinois Teen Rocker in impossible condition. Failing miserably upon release, Astra believed in this record. So tried a 2nd. launch, renaming the artist as the more exotic Joey Restivo, this too failed and the record fell into obscurity. only very rarely surfacing for sale, and always in awful condition. This copy has two immaculate labels, beautiful clean previously unplayed vinyl all housed in birth sleeve.

An obscure label, an off-shoot of the NOVA CORP with only 6 releases to its credit, all sought after, all rare.

So check out young Joey Richards (Revisto) on his Teenage lament about his impatient heart. A slow rap intro, is smashed to one side by Bobby Stanton's five man group. Laying down a impressive platform for Joey to spring from. Primitive percussion, guitar plucking meets a fabulous saxophone solo. Relentless piano and the quintet adding doo-wahs and dit-dits enriching the session.

All rather elementary, but surely that's the attraction of these hopeful local boys trying for stardom. A D.I.Y. Teener full of initial optimism that failed fir Joey Richards never to surface again...?

Intrigue, rarity, mystery all wrapped into one naïve, raw Teen Rocker that very few collectors own, what's not to love?

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, pristine previously unplayed vinyl. Unbeatable condition, just minuscule signs of storage.

A Side

  • Title: Summer Love

    B Side

  • Title: I'll Know
  • Year: 1963
  • City: Hillside, Illinois