Various Artists

Brum Beat / 1964 UK press

Decca : LK 4598

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  • Artist: Various Artists
  • A Side: Brum Beat
  • B Side: 1964 UK press
  • Label: Decca
  • Format: LP



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

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Very rare authentic 1964 Britishmono press in fine clean condition.

From the opening line of the review by Dennis Detheridge of MIDLAND BEAT makes you want to immediately listen to this rarely witnessed LP.

"Every Night, England's Second City Pulsates The Rhythm Of Scores Of Rock Group's"

Some of those Birmingham area groups have been captured here on this album, with many great beat-recordings that are only available in vinyl on this essential Beat compilation.

The Strangers includes JOHN BONHAM on drums (Dudley), The Mountain Kings (Walsall) , Dave Lacey & The Corvettes (Stourbridge) , The Blue Stars (Cannock), The Kavern Four (Cannock) make up the 16 tracks between them.

If you want to hear The Roots of British Beat from the heart of Britain, no other album ever released encapsulates the era, the diverse 1964 sound or the area like this inspiring Decca project to make the public aware of the standout music of the period being born in Birmingham's surroundings.

Unfortunately is LP sold in such meagre quantities, very few Beat-Fans outside of Birmingham ever got to hear these young aspiring talents, with only Dave Lacey & The Corvettes ever achieving a 45rfpm Single release with a major company.

This album is a time capsule of the early 60's Birmingham Beat-group scene. Unique in it's make-up offering 16 tracks that never got issued as 45's by lost-talent gatherings in a moment of Beat-Euphoria...
and don't you just love the cover featuring the styles of 1964 - so very MOD..

Condition Report

Fine clean laminated flipback cover; no writing, no stickers, no seam splits, spine rub. Just a few very fine laminate veins (see scan) top middle. Back cover is clean, no writing, stickers, stains or tears graded at Ex+ view images. Labels are immaculate (see scans) no sign of spindle trails on the a-side, just one solitary very fine hardly visible spindle-trail on the b-side, indicating the flipside vinyl has had on a cursory play. So as you would expect, the vinyl is completely immaculate. We are unable to locate any blemishes whatsoever. An astonishing Mint minus throughout. NO upgrade will ever be required.

A Side

  • Title: Brum Beat

    B Side

  • Title: 1964 UK press
  • Year: 1964
  • City: Birmingham, United Kingdom