Friday, March 22, 2013

Car boot and charity shop finds

I've picked up some interesting singles at car boots and in charity shops over the last couple of weeks, including some rock and roll 45s that I've been after for years. Also some quite rare psych and beat singles from the sixties. Here are some of them. I've included Youtube links.
1. Johnny Otis Show - Ring-a-ling/ The Johnny Otis Hand Jive. Released on Capitol 14875 in 1958. Mint value - £25.
One of many great rocking double siders by the late Johnny Otis, this was a gap in my collection and a record that is well worth a listen.

2. Dion & the Belmonts - I Can't Go On (Rosalie)/ No One Knows. Released on London 8718 in 1958. Mint value - £50.
This was another yawning gap - a great, garage-sounding cover of the Fats Domino song, the group's second UK release, with a wonderful slow doowop B side.
3. Royaltones - Poor Boy/ Wail. Released on London 8744 in 1958. Mint value  - £20.
Another single previously missing from my collection, this was one of the great double sided rock and roll instrumentals by a band from Dearborn, Michigan.
4. Kate - Shout It/ Sweet Little Thing. Released on CBS 4123 in 1969. Mint value - £60.
This was the third and final single by a British psych group which included Viv Prince, previously of the Pretty Things, on drums, and Hraiton Garabaldianne on vocals.

5. The Zombies - Time Of The Season/ I'll Call You Mine. Released in 1969 on CBS 3380. Mint value - £60.
This is the original release of a track from their highly collectable Odessey and Oracle LP. The record was reissued five years later on Epic and became a hit.

6. Pete Best Four - I'm Gonna Knock On Your Door/ Why Did I Fall In Love With You. Released in 1964 on Decca 11929. Mint value  - £70.
The Beatles original drummer, sacked in the early days of the band, Pete Best had only one single released during the sixties - this rather average cover of the Eddie Hodges hit.

7. Eddie Bond & the Stompers - Rockin' Daddy/ I've Got A Woman. Released on US Mercury 70826 in 1956.
Finally, a tribute to a singer who died aged 80 a few days ago: rockabilly singer Eddie Bond. This is probably his best known record. It's one I've had for a long time and a great track.


At 1:29 pm , Anonymous Anonymous said...

great finds there Nick. I don't have the Johnny Otis 45 as the only copies I ever seen are played to death - which I suppose is what they were designed for! Shame to hear about Eddie Bond, his Mercury 45's are class A rockabilly. 2013 is turning out to be a really shit year for original artists falling off the perch - I think when we do our toasting of those passed at the monthly meet up it could take a while. cheers mate
John S

At 11:40 pm , Blogger john marriott said...

Have you got Eddies Goldwax 45. it used to crop up regularly up here left or got rid of by people after the usual soul stuff. that and the Jeannie Newman , Terrys etc. great for label completists like me. I got him to sign a scan of it at the Stomp one year he was on - thought he was tremendous.

At 8:53 am , Blogger Nick said...

No I don't have the Goldwax one. All of those that I have are soul -James Carr, Ovations, Spencer Wiggins etc.

At 2:30 pm , Blogger john marriott said...

got em all apart from Philip & the Faithfuls (that obviously hardly anyones got), Al Vance, Carmel Taylor and the Lamars.
Some just for an attempt - unsuccessful - at completeness (country ones)

At 11:56 am , Blogger Topazine said...

Time of the Season brings back great memories! Thanks for posting the link.


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