Vernon Garrett & Jewel (Jue Baby)

You're Gonna Be Paid / Sail On

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  • Artist: Vernon Garrett & Jewel (Jue Baby)
  • A Side: You're Gonna Be Paid
  • B Side: Sail On
  • Label: Network
  • Format: 45s



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

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Extremely rare Oakland, Bay Area R&B double offering, from Vernon Garrett and his wife Jewel (Jue Baby). An early release on Russell Jacquet's label, after he migrated from his New York offices to the Bay Area.

Jazzy R&B duet from fully propelled by the Russell Jacquet's Orchestra, as with all the Vernon & Jewel 45s there's a seamless transition of vocals as they bounce of each other's unspoken synergy. All their Californian recordings together on Imperial, Kent, Baytone, Pan Mar, Kayo, this "Network" press seems to be their most difficult to acquire. Little or no googable sales. Certainly our first copy, a warehouse I think we may have acquire over 25 years ago.

So check out everything this partnership created it's all great! An Ike & Tina mirror image without nearly the same level of success.

One for early 60's R&B DJ who likes to spin tunes very few others own. "You're Gonna Be Paid " with Baby Jewel's up-front vocal carrying just the right amount of "edge" to glide over Russell Jacquet's subtle instrumentation, Vernon's backseat contribution weaves in and of the persistent piano pulses, stabbing horns and stabbing saxophone! Fine but very rare Bay Area R&B cruiser.

The flipside "Sail On" Vernon takes the lead with Jue Baby taking a rest, stepping aside for the vibrant saxophone and the crazed pianist taking her place... brilliantly filling a void with their accomplished musicianship.

Footnote: Vernon Garrettt and married in 1960 to Jewell Whittaker aka Baby Jewel, both their careers taking off to become highly regarded soulful voices. Jewell appearing on Oakland's iconic Boola-Boola label giving up some Funk with that impressive sister voice.

Condition Report

Two rich blue unfaded labels with crisp clean silver text, full gloss near mint minus vinyl, both sides play clean (listen)

A Side

  • Title: You're Gonna Be Paid

    B Side

  • Title: Sail On
  • Year: 1961
  • City: Oakland, California