Rudy Mills

John Jones / Place Called Happiness

Big Shot: BI 509

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  • Artist: Rudy Mills
  • A Side: John Jones
  • B Side: Place Called Happiness
  • Label: Big Shot
  • Format: 45s



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

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An uplifting dancefloor favourite collaboration between Derrick Harriott & Rudy Mills. A Jamaican Move ad Groove project, that is hard to acquire in this premiership condition as the high fidelity UK press.

A 1968 press offering two strong driving Reggae dance grooves on one disc. Derrrick Harriott ensures both sides move along at a most inviting pace with sing-a-long goodtime lyrics. "John Jones" provokes your vocal participation, narcotic rhythms, irresistible Reggae pulses litter the arrangement backdrop. NO wonder this tune has been a club dancefloor perennial for near 5 decades.

But do not overlook the more than smooth flipside, shimmering with rich vocals harmonizing, through a mix of beating percussions, keyboard synthesizer oscillations and throbbing guitar pulses. Actually for me "Place Called Happiness" is my preference, maybe not such an obvious party tune, but rippling with class throughout.

Condition is impeccable, a very though 45 to find in such attractive condition.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, although the a-side reveals a soft and very forgivable sticker residue shadow. The vinyl shows off full gloss, with only the merest of fine hairlines visible when angled in the light. "John Jones" a strong Ex+ , Place Called Happiness" a spectacular Mint minus

A Side

  • Title: John Jones

    B Side

  • Title: Place Called Happiness
  • Year: 1968
  • City: United Kingdom