Mighty Joe Young

Every Man Needs A Woman / Uptown

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  • Artist: Mighty Joe Young
  • A Side: Every Man Needs A Woman
  • B Side: Uptown
  • Label: Speed
  • Format: 45s



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

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Very elusive double-serving Los Angeles street-level R&B.

Mighty Joe Young work usually confined to Chicago labels, makes a fleeting appearance on Oscar Wills street level label "Speed" making this "Mighty Joe" guest appearance the rarest disc on this highly regard R&B dedicated imprint, usually excluive to TV Slim Willis's recordings.

In fact both sides are penned and produced by TV Slim. Who decorates this away from home session with hanging horns and a dirty saxophone. An R&B stroller with some muscle behind it, Mighty Joe is again in impressive voice, imploring, weary and beseeching drag, at just the right pace to still draw DJ attention.

Flip is over for Mighty Joe displays his plectrum prowess with a fabulous R&B dance instrumental, sliced in two with as killer sax break. Making this a double-R&B-delight

Even the most cursory google, highlights just how darn rare this 45 is, especially in this flawless archive condition. WE don't expect to ever find another to eclipse it.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable archive quality vinyl. As good as it gets condition.

A Side

  • Title: Every Man Needs A Woman

    B Side

  • Title: Uptown
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal