Toni Basil

Breakaway / I'm 28

A&M : 791

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  • Artist: Toni Basil
  • A Side: Breakaway
  • B Side: I'm 28
  • Label: A&M
  • Format: 45s



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

Key: View



Before you today is a legendary Northern Soul 45. Rumored for decades, one of the very rarest of all the fabled STOCK copy Northern Soul 45s.

The same two guys who created the timeless Northern Soul anthem "Tainted Love" for Gloria Jones. Conduct the same styled muscular mix of piano, drums, double bass & guitars whipping up an avalanche of Northern Soul without a single blow of brass in earshot. Driving this full-throated debutant to recording a 45. Toni was already on the cusp of starlet-status; an actress, TV dancer on the U.S. ABC-TV network music show, "Shindig!" as well as appearing in the 1964 concert film, "T.A.M.I. Show" (Teenage Awards Music International).. but Toni 21 years of age in 1964, starting a career that would eventually she her heralded as one of the world's top choreographers.

This 45 was such a passing forgettable "One-Off" for Ed Cobb & Lincoln Mayorga; the extreme rarity suggesting no A&M promotion or radio airplay ever happened. Toni's next 45 release was an incredible 15 years later., when she shocked the world of music, dressed as a short-skirted, ankle socked and bomp-bomp shaking shoes, pigtail-swinging cheerleader was risqué enough, but when the reality leaked, that Toni was a very flexible 39 year old it was front page news.

But front-page-news today... is a STOCK copy of "Breakaway" has surfaced, certainly our first copy ever to appear on this auction.

A 45 for those who are deadly serious about owning the rarest forms of the real-deal Northern Soul classics - THIS IS IT!

Condition Report

x x on flipside label, minuscule storage blemishes on both labels, check out those eye-popping stock copy images, many of you will be witnessing for the very first time. January 1966 Monarch press reveals light hairlines but plays powerful clean and true, occasional background tick are the only flaws we can report on

A Side

  • Title: Breakaway

    B Side

  • Title: I'm 28
  • Year: January 1966
  • City: Los Angeles, Cal