Sammy Ambrose

Welcome To Dreamsville / Monkey See-Monkey Do

Stateside : SS 399 DJ

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  • Artist: Sammy Ambrose
  • A Side: Welcome To Dreamsville
  • B Side: Monkey See-Monkey Do
  • Label: Stateside
  • Format: 45s



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

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The mastery of "Brill Building" professors comes to fruition as the experienced Bob Elgin, Stan Kahan, Billy Dawn Smith, Lockie Edwards, Robert Maxwell and team harness
the Big Apple's overriding Latin influences, and bolster it with solid big-band-brass to drive Sammy Ambrose' booming vocal presence, touching the very edge of the permitted decibel limits.

Two all powerful, totally dominating Northern Soul floorshakers...

It was "Dreamsville" that became a "100 Club" signature tune, bristling with those essential wrecking-ball vocals and big-bollock brass...its reputation cemented in 1987 when it was pressed as the 8th "100 Club" Anniversary Single, backing up the Platters - Not My Girl - a spectacular 45 but unfortunately had to pass by the just as motivational "Monkey See-Monkey Do". Can you believe it has been 37 years since that special "freebie" 45 was given away on the door at The 100 Club 8th. Anniversary evening.

But before you today is the ultimate way to own it; the impossible April 1965 British red and white demo! Giving up two equally muscular New York juggernauts, both sides pulsating with "wrecking-ball" qualities to destroy all dancefloors it ever graced, especially the one three levels below the bustling sidewalk of London' Oxford Street

Sammy Ambrose "Welcome To Dreamsville" it is not only a must acquire 45, in any form but also an integral part of Northern Soul history of changing styles, tastes, whilst "Monkey See-Monkey Do " undeservedly sitting in its shadows. Two awesome sides, presented in its promo clothes.

A British "Holy Grail" - no dispute!

Condition Report

Two clean red & white promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, beautifully clean full gloss vinyl, revealing only the merest signs of human contact, looks and plays a brilliant Ex+ still house in clean birth sleeve.

A Side

  • Title: Welcome To Dreamsville

    B Side

  • Title: Monkey See-Monkey Do
  • Year: 2nd April 1965
  • City: Hayes, Middlesex, United Kingdom