Pattie La Donn

Friends And Lovers / Hot Line

Joe: DU 23


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  • Artist: Pattie La Donn
  • A Side: Friends And Lovers
  • B Side: Hot Line
  • Label: Joe
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E
  • Label Condition: noc
  • Sleeve Condition: E+

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Very RARE! 1969 UK press

Featuring the obscure talents of Pattie La Donn, sweet vocals meandering through a D.I.Y. Joe Mansano production, the sultry Pattie's sweet vocal is bolstered by an uncredited male voice doing an answer duet as the song progresses. Shimmering in it's simple approach, you'll find it working it's charm on you.

Flip it over for the "value" recording on this 45; When Joe discards the Sister vocal, to whip up a quiet-storm with his session guys... and Joe's All Stars don't let us down, serving us a fabulous display of musicianship. The gathering deliver real-deal Reggae, "Hot Line" instantly serving an opportunity for a "Skank" to an infectious trombone in the style of Emanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, there is so little information on the label I personally can't be sure it's the great "Rico" but hey, it is certainly accomplished enough to be so.

This is a flipside, an impromptu gathering and you can feel to fun they are having, snugly knitting Reggae rhythms embellish with a delicious Trombone, understated steel drums and measure guitar riff.. it all spell dance.. and the label spell RARE & Obscure!

Condition Report

Both vinyls have fine surface hairlines, plenty of original gloss, but as you will hear both plays clean and clear. Original push-out center has been removed. Flipside label has a discreet # and initial on it (see scan)

A Side

  • Title: Friends And Lovers

    B Side

  • Title: Hot Line
  • Year: 1969
  • City: United Kingdom