Sonny Burke

Dance With Me / My Girl Can't Cook

Black Swan : WI 470

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  • Artist: Sonny Burke
  • A Side: Dance With Me
  • B Side: My Girl Can't Cook
  • Label: Black Swan
  • Format: 45s



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

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54 years old and this double-helping of mid 60's SKA is a totally clean mint minus.

Every collector has a soft spot for the UK Island label especially the releases from their early years when Chris Blackwell's relentless on-foot product pushing to London's record shops, after snubs from Radio stations, DJ's and Music publications dampened record sales in the early 60's. Subsidiaries like "Black Swan" born of the 108 Cambridge Road, N.W. 6 are a window into a man's with relentless determination to succeed.
These Jamaican SKA 45's with clean labels and jus as clean vinyl are artefacts from the beginnings of on Great Britiain's biggest independent Record Company success story.

Chris Blackwell's passion and partnership with Jamaican music, was one long hard road of persistent belief and the resolve to survive. The highly collectable Black Swan label showcases all the above, not least of all giving the opportunity to young SKA hopeful for success.

Here is a sample of Chris Blackwell's foresight to release music that few people at the time wanted to listen to, from accomplished artists hopeful of success...

Listen to Sonny Burke urban SKA, spy the fabulous design of this Island family labels then consider the level of condition that is so seldom witnessed today, on any of Chris Blackwell formative creations.

In my eyes, a thing of historical beauty and so very collectable.

Condition Report

4 prong die-cut centre fully intact, two clean labels no writing, stains, stickers or tears.

A Side

  • Title: Dance With Me

    B Side

  • Title: My Girl Can't Cook
  • Year: 1965
  • City: United Kingdom