Rudy Lambert

Love / Let's Stick Together

Club 7 : 1234

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  • Artist: Rudy Lambert
  • A Side: Love
  • B Side: Let's Stick Together
  • Label: Club 7
  • Format: 45s



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

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This weeks rare R&B offering, is an addictive cocktail of Bay Area Blues, Jazz, Popcorn & Soul melting into one thumping R&B dancer from the streets of Oakland, California.

A fanfare of brass opens way for a dusky vocal to purr out the lyrics. A local artist familiar with the intricacies of a Johnny Hartsman session, has he glides along with persistent percussion, flute, piano, trumpets, saxophone as the compelling rhythm takes hold. John Hartsman was the architect of so many recordings around the "Bay" during the 50's & early 60's, his name was synonymous with quality. A highly talented band leader who with Robert Geddins was a driving force behind most of Oakland's Black Music of the time.

Maybe Northern Soul fans will know him best for his contribution to the highly regarded Jesse James - Are You Gonna Leave Me -. He did mentor many local artists along the way.. Rudy Lambert being one of the obscurer local singers to come under his wing. We have only have encountered two 45's by Rudy, both fantastic and insanely rare R&B dance grooves. In 2014 huge DJ demand triggered a reissue of this impressive disc.

Before you today is the original 45 from 1964, very tough to acquire, especially with clean vinyl & unblemished labels.

Do not pass by, it may be a long, long before we see another.

Condition Report

This is not a record encountered very often, and almost without exception the few original copies to ever surface, have been trashed. A lifetime without a sleeve, commonplace with Oakland born vinyl. This copy is the exception to the rule. With just a few, occasional mild hairlines, full gloss and plays MINT - both labels are clean. NOTE the record has a minuscule "ripple" on the very edge of the disc. Not visible when on the turntable, does NOT react with the stylus or arm. Nowhere near the playing surface, just the very edge. In fact so insignificant it could well go unnoticed if we hadn't have mentioned it...

A Side

  • Title: Love

    B Side

  • Title: Let's Stick Together
  • Year: 1964
  • City: Oakland, Cal