Valery Clarke / Astronauts

Come Down Mr. / Dig It

Halagan : HG 36



  • Artist: Valery Clarke / Astronauts
  • A Side: Come Down Mr.
  • B Side: Dig It
  • Label: Halagan
  • Format: 7"



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

Key: View



Sweet vocal 1967 London Reggae, from a mysterious lady with a shrill voice enriched by a on a prolific label of nearly nearly 40 releases one being just prior to the imprints demise. Low blown saxophone intrusions add the the complex backing track featuring some maverick saxophone strutting harnessed to relentless background dance pulses provided some say by The Pyramids.

It's a strong Rock Steady tune, that ticks all the boxes for this steppingstone to Reggae.

The flipside is a simplistic instrumental, as the other Astronauts releases where Barry Biggs, Donald Wright, Zac Henry seem to be on a never ending course of emulating Joe Meek's success with repetitive guitar non-vocals. The flipside is very forgettable...Unlike the a-side where a sultry "unknown" sister vocal commands your attention with an beckoning "Come Down" riding an inventive punchy backing track with extra special saxophone participation.

Great tune and very tough to find in this exceptionally clean condition

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss unblemished mint minus vinyl

A Side

  • Title: Come Down Mr.

    B Side

  • Title: Dig It
  • Year: 1967
  • City: 1 Kenthouse Road Sydenham, London S.E. 26