King Size Taylor

Thinkin' / Let Me Love You

Polydor : 56152

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  • Artist: King Size Taylor
  • A Side: Thinkin'
  • B Side: Let Me Love You
  • Label: Polydor
  • Format: 45s



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

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A flawless archive copy!

Even though King Size Taylor was the dominant "Merseybeat" vocal when he was with Tony Sheridan And The Beat Brothers, he surprisingly only had two solo singles.

This is King Size's 2nd UK R&B 45, 3 years after that juggernaut version of Ted Taylor's " Somebody's Always Tryin'" this 1967 Polydor rarity also frames Edward Taylor's beautifully rasping, scouse vocal. On this 45 he delivers not one but two great "made in Britain" Mod dancers.

Garnett Mimms was gathering an enthusiastic Brirtish fanbase, his pre-summer tour of the UK was in the pipeline. Polydor "R&B" orientated producer Fred Lloyd (Longboatmen, Linda Kendrick, The Carrols etc) presented Kingsize Taylor with the Garnet album track "Thinkin'". A Jerry Ragovoy and Chip Taylor New York composition for Kingsize to mold with his impressive vocal. It works so well, a great soul recording right on the money, aimed at influencing the MOD soul-wave that was sweeping the country, unfortunately like so many Polydor 45s on the mid-60's it got "lost" through lack of promotion and failed miserably.

Which was a waste of a great UK session, especially when the flipside was another fabulous Chip Taylor creation "Let Me Love You " with the Nicky Welsh orchestra summoning up honkin' horns, coated with exceptionally shrill girl-group choruses and swirling banks of strings. On this side King Size's sandpaper lined throat, sounded even more effective than usual.

Two great sides by a British artist that never broke through with his two killer singles but found a cult following through the 60's Mod club scene.

This March1967 45, in our experience even rarer than his so sought after, Decca release.

RARE and UK only.

Condition Report

Archive condition, library date 14/3/67 on the a-side 3 prong centre, Flawless vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Thinkin'

    B Side

  • Title: Let Me Love You
  • Year: 14th March 1967
  • City: United Kingdom