Roy Hamilton

The Panic Is On / There She Is

MGM : 1251


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  • Artist: Roy Hamilton
  • A Side: The Panic Is On
  • B Side: There She Is
  • Label: MGM
  • Format: 45s



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

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The unicorn-rare October 1964 UK STOCK copy! In miraculous MINT - condition!

There was not a more recorded artist better equipped for portraying New York's Latino rhythms woven into a Big City Sound Soul production than Roy Hamilton. Equally there was not a more talented N.Y. writing trio than Bill Giant, Florence Kaye, Bernie Baum for reproducing spectacular Northern Soul Big City beaters, the three extensively with worked with Lou Johnson and not just on the legendary "Unsatisfied", Gerry Granger, Chantels, V.I.P.'s, Millionaires, Johnny Nash, Persians and 100's more singers benefitted from a Giant-Baum- Kaye creation.

A brief crashing kettle-drum intro, triggers hovering horns signaling impending doom, as Roy reevaluates the strength of his girls love for him. The perfect Bert Keyes set-up for Roy Hamilton questioning heavy-weight vocal to show palpable "Panic". The soaring Bert Keyes conducted horns, spine-tinglingly swathed by a heavenly girl choir levitating above. Then Roy's rich but deeply concerned vocal bringing it all back down to Earth.

Listening to this masterpiece of a Northern Soul anthem will catapult most NS faithful down those hallowed flights of stairs to the early days of The 100 Club, Oxford Street, when that underground space often reverberated to the colossal vocal-presence of Roy Hamilton. The ultimate Soul crooner, this time witnessed at his very most-potent!

To find this disc in by far its rarest form, 1964 UK STOCK copy (yes much rarer than the red and white promo). In flawless, birth-like unblemished state, in 2021 is beyond imagination, for even our ever optimistic thoughts of vinyl-discovery.

An anthem in near Manship-Mint condition; do not pass by, this a listing for the British 45 collector who finds glowing comfort in knowing he'll never be seeking an upgrade for his very rarest-of-the-rare Brit trophies.

Condition Report

Astonishing MINT minus condition, flawless throughout , still housed in birth-sleeve. Every part of this seriously rare 45, is immaculate!

A Side

  • Title: The Panic Is On

    B Side

  • Title: There She Is
  • Year: 1964
  • City: United Kingdom