The Buffaloes

Buffaloes GMC 45 She Wants MeConsidering the names on the labels of this 45 and the quality of single, it’s amazing how obscure this group called the Buffaloes seems to be. Other than a likely location of Long Island, I know nothing about the group.

The A-side is the jangly blaster, “She Wants Me”, written by G. Schwartzkopf, Jr. It’s a catchy song and I could imagine it being a hit, but seems to have missed. The flip is a ballad written by A. V. Walker, “You Told Me Lies”. Both songs published by Impression Music, BMI.

The Buffaloes may have had the first release on the GMC label. Gene Moretti founded the label; he had been director of international sales for MGM-Verve in 1964 after starting in the mail room of ABC-Paramount (according to Billboard).

Buffaloes GMC Billboard April 2, 1966
Gene Moretti’s GMC Records announced in Billboard, April 2, 1966
“GMC Records, a Division of Go-Go Music Corp” led me to a notice in the April 22, 1966 issue of Billboard explaining how Gene Moretti would be managing and recording six acts for his new label. The telling line is “Moretti’s approach is to rely exclusively on the copyrights owned by Impression and draw talent primarily from the three million population Long Island area. All six acts, in their teen and early 20’s, are local boys and girls.”

Billboard announced the Gumdrop 2 would have the first issue on GMC, “Getting Over You” / “So I Try”, numbered GM 10001, However, the Buffaloes single, dated to October ’66 in Teen Beat Mayham, is numbered GM 10000. GMC had about fifteen releases in total, featuring a dozen artists including Priscilla Price, Tony Kaye, Johnny D., Doreen Rose, the Miller Sisters, the Islanders, the Spoilers, Frankie ‘Slim’ Summerville, and Frankie Gracie & the Plastics.

Another interesting connection is the studio, listed as Mayfair Studios (8 Track). Clair Krepps had been a recording engineer for Capitol, MGM and Atlantic Records and also did a lot of stereo percussion albums for Audio Fidelity. About the same time Moretti started GMC, Krepps began Mayfair Recording Studios at 701 Seventh Ave in Manhattan. Other clients would include the Velvet Underground, Al Caiola’s Caiola Combo All Strung Out LP on United Artists, Nico, the Chameleon Church, the Ultimate Spinach, the Beacon Street Union, Puff, Galt MacDermot, Ricardo Ray, Jimi Hendrix, the Mothers of Invention, etc.

Buffaloes GMC 45 You Told Me Lies

The Atlanta Vibrations

The Atlanta Vibrations
The Atlanta Vibrations

Atlanta Vibrations Sim-Cor 45 If You Let Me Love YouThe Atlanta Vibrations have the first single on the short-lived Sim-Cor label out of Atlanta, Georgia. “If You Let Me Love You” / “My Hometown”.

Members included:

Woody Turner – lead vocals, guitar
Spencer Kirkpatrick – guitar
Bob Giannoni – bass
Charles Lunsford – guitar
Ricky Wafford – drums, replaced by Tom Sims

Both songs of their 45 are good but I find “If You Let Me Love You” the most catchy and well done. Woody Turner wrote both songs, published, as all by Bold Lad Music, BMI.

Atlanta Vibrations Sim-Cor 45 My HometownI haven’t found out much about the band yet, except that they had a spot opening for the Beatles during their 1965 tour. The band continued with a different lineup into the late ’60s.

After leaving the Atlanta Vibrations, Woody Turner joined the Apolloes for a period, but I don’t believe he’s singing on their singles. Spencer Kirkpatrick would later join Hydra, who had two LPs on Capricorn and one on Polydor in the ’70s.

Photos and much of the info on the Atlanta Vibrations came from the Atlanta Bands Facebook page.

Sim-Cor discography (any help with this would be appreciated)

Sim-Cor 101 – The Atlanta Vibrations – “If You Let Me Love You” / “My Hometown” (NRC #385, April 1966)
Sim-cor 45-001 – Robby – “People Ain’t Going Nowhere” / “I Don’t Want to Leave” (both by Robby Barnes for Bold Ladd, BMI, NRC #405, 1966)
Sim-cor 492 – Ann & Anne – “I Met a Man” (Ann Ford) / “Beyond the Sea” (NRC #492, 1966)
Sim-cor 45-003 – Imposters – When You Say (Kenneth Gowan) / Please Please (NRC #543, 1967)

The NRC numbers at the top of each label indicate Sim-Cor was one of the many Georgia labels that pressed at the National Recording Corporation’s pressing plant.

The Atlanta Vibrations
The Atlanta Vibrations, notice Sounds Incorporated drum head in the background

The Atlanta Vibrations

The London Beats

The London Beats in Poland March 65
London Beats in Poland, 1965. Left to right: John Carroll, Jimmy Smith, Peter Carney and Mick Tucker

The London Beats were the first Western rock band to tour behind the Iron Curtain, releasing an ultra-rare LP in Poland and three Polish-only EPs.

Significantly, its members also went on to such notable bands as Geno Washington’s Ram Jam Band, Fortes Mentum, Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement, The Flower Pot Men, The Nashville Teens, Aquila, Cressida and Tranquility.

Moonriders, left to right: Mick Godfrey, Simon Coaffee, Tony Terry, Mick Tucker and Terry Jones
Moonriders, left to right: Mick Godfrey, Simon Coaffee, Tony Terry, Mick Tucker and Tony Jones

Lead guitarist/singer Mick Tucker, rhythm guitarist/singer Tony Terry and bass player Simon Coaffee (aka Sam Clifton) first came together in Horley, Surrey outfit, The Moonriders, in early 1963, alongside singer Tony Jones and drummer Mick Godfrey. Not long after, the band changed name The Pete Chester Combo after Chester took over the drum stool.

“For a while [Pete] became the band leader, because to us he was nationally famous,” explains Tucker. “His dad was a big radio star. Charlie Chester was a household name in the 1960s.”

Tony Jones, however, didn’t stay long and Mick Tucker poached lead singer Frank Bennett from local rivals, The Rockatones. Paired with producer Mickie Most, who introduced South African singer Jackie Frisco (later Gene Vincent’s wife) and his brother Dave Hayes as guest singers, The Pete Chester Combo recorded “Love Comes Only Once”, which was subsequently shelved.

Pete Chester Combo 1963
Pete Chester Combo, 1963. Left to right: Tony Jones, Mick Tucker, Simon Coaffee, Pete Chester and Tony Terry

When Pete Chester retired that autumn, original sticks man Mick Godfrey briefly re-joined, just in time for an aborted six-day tour of Israel.

Reverting to The Moonriders, quintet cut a private demo disc comprising five songs – “Da Doo Ron Ron”, “Every Day”, “Love Potion No 9”, “Memphis Tennessee” and “Talk About You”, and this landed the band a contract with Johnnie Jones’s London City Agency. The agent suggested a new name.

“The London Beats was his [Johnnie Jones’s] idea, particularly in Europe because it said where we from and what sort of music we played,” explains Tucker.

London Beats, early 1964, left to right: Mick Tucker, Tony Terry, Frank Bennett, Jimmy Smith, Simon Coaffee
London Beats, early 1964, left to right: Mick Tucker, Tony Terry, Frank Bennett, Jimmy Smith, Simon Coaffee

Jones arranged a six-month deal with a promoter in West Germany, kicking off in January 1964, but Mick Godfrey bailed. Shuffling the pack, Frank Bennett recommended drummer Jimmy Smith from Lewes band, The Shades.

“Frank used to turn up to quite a few late ’63 gigs; he’d come up on stage and do a few numbers with us,” says Smith. “I remember being really impressed by his R&B voice.”

The London Beats in Germany during 1964Departing for Frankfurt in March 1964, The London Beats worked the German club scene and American bases until mid-December, by which point Tony Terry had returned home (later forming The Pack).

In London, Mickie Most played the musicians a pre-release master tape of The Animals’ “House of The Rising Sun”. “We knew straight away that it would be a hit record,” remembers Coaffee.

That December, the quartet also recorded a cover of Ian Tyson’s “Four Strong Winds” with producer Terry Kennedy, possibly credited as Bennett Tucker.

The London Beats based in Germany 1964According to Tucker, Kennedy was putting the final touches to ‘Funny How Love Can Be’ by The Ivy League, and ‘Catch The Wind’ by Donovan,” around the same time and hired Simon Coaffee to play bass on The Ivy League’s “Tossin’ and Turnin’.

Then, in January 1965, it was back to Germany for two months to play at the Funny Crow and Top Ten in Hamburg, the latter alongside Howie Casey’s band, Beryl Marsden and Paddy, Klaus & Gibson.

“We did some recordings at the Top Ten, which became a studio during the day,” remembers Tucker.

“Frank Bennett and I did some backing vocals for Isabelle Bond, the resident singer at the Top Ten club – German versions of ‘Bread and Butter’ and also ‘Downtown’. Klaus [Voorman] was also one of the backing singers.”

Back home, Jones offered them a three-month contract in Poland as part of a musician union exchange with the Polish Modern Jazz Quartet. However, Frank Bennett and Simon Coaffee weren’t interested.

“The Polish national agency wanted us because they’d heard through a third party at some trade fair in Poznan in Poland that we were making shed loads of money for our manager in Germany and so the Poles thought we’d like to get in on this,” explains Tucker. “They asked specifically for us even though they’d never heard of us.”

“My father wouldn’t let me go,” explains Bennett on his decision to bail out. “You couldn’t bring the money out, which was a problem. That was the reason. Also, I went back to Germany and joined The Statesmen, an American five-piece harmony band.”

London Beats fivepiece in 1964In 1967, Bennett joined Fortes Mentum. The band later released three singles for Parlophone and enough material for an album, which has recently been issued on a CD with Pussy.

Keen to see behind the Iron Curtain, Tucker and Smith recruited an organist and bass player who would join them alongside a female vocalist, a specification in the Polish contract.

Through Melody Maker, they hired Hammond organist John Carroll, who recommended his band mate from Ealing group, The Flexmen – bass player Peter Carney.

Later on, Johnny Jones also recruited a female vocalist – Birmingham-based club singer Linda Crabtree (Linda Fortune) as a solo artist with her own contract.

The musicians headed to Poland in March 1965 and soon after recorded an ultra-rare LP for the Polskie Nagrania Muza label in a church hall in Wroclaw.

“The record company had trucked in a twin-track mobile studio from Warsaw because our itinerary was full and they didn’t want to wait,” says Smith.

“The equipment was pretty old and they didn’t seem to have any experience of recording rock/pop music, resulting in the sound quality and balance leaving a lot to be desired.”

Something of a collector’s item, the album features a fascinating choice of covers, including Sam Cooke’s “Bring It On Home To Me”, Buddy Holly’s “Maybe Baby” and Burt Bacharach and Hal David’s “Walk On By”.

The London Beats in Poland, 1965. Left to right: John Carroll, Jimmy Smith, Peter Carney and Mick Tucker
The London Beats in Poland, 1965. Left to right: John Carroll, Jimmy Smith, Peter Carney and Mick Tucker

With the initial contract nearing its end, Pagart (the Polish agency) offered to extend the group’s stay.

“We negotiated our own contract with the Polish authorities because we were fed up with the London City Agency, which had done nothing really to help us,” confesses Tucker.

“In the whole three months we were there [initially] we didn’t hear from them once. We were a bit pissed off with that, so we negotiated the next thing, which is why the name slightly changed to The Original London Beat. That was just for legal reasons.”

Left to right: John Carroll, Peter Carney and Mick Tucker
Left to right: John Carroll, Peter Carney and Mick Tucker

The quartet returned to Poland in late June but after about two months, John Carroll and Pete Carney returned to home, both joining Tony Knight’s Chessmen.

Carney would subsequently become a long-standing member of Geno Washington’s Ram Jam Band while Carroll would hook up with Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers and later join The Flowerpot Men.

Also back in the UK, Mick Tucker recruited bass player Kevin McCarthy from Tolworth, Surrey outfits The Trends (later The 4 Degrees) and The Peasants, and Australian rhythm guitarist Tony Stanton.

“Mick Tucker contacted me, came over and told me about The London Beats,” remembers McCarthy. “I played him a recording of the 4 Degrees, which must have been good enough for him to consider me for the job. We got together at his house in Horley to rehearse, where I met the new singer Sterry Moore.”

New line up. Left to right: Mick Tucker, Frank Stanton, Kevin McCarthy and Jimmy Smith
New line up. Left to right: Mick Tucker, Tony Stanton, Kevin McCarthy and Jimmy Smith

The female singer (no relation to actor Roger Moore) was brought in to take over from Linda Crabtree on both the recording and touring front. However, as McCarthy points out, Tucker’s decision to bring in another guitarist was a last minute decision.

“He found [a keyboardist] in Melody Maker and we went to meet him. He had a brand new Vox Continental organ and he could really play it. This was Eddie Hardin, who later joined Spencer Davis. Alas, he did not want to go to Poland with The London Beats for six months.”

On 25 October 1965, the musicians flew to Warsaw where they were reunited with Jimmy Smith.

“We began rehearsals and the agency organised photos and posters,” continues McCarthy. “They took our names straight off our passports and printed them on the posters…

“Mick was a tall guy, well-built with very long hair. I’m 5 ‘2’ and was still suffering from a butchered haircut I’d gotten for The Peasants so we must have looked very strange together. However, we were treated like VIPs.”

That winter, the reconfigured line up recorded 12-tracks on four-track at Polskie Nagrania Muza’s studio in Warsaw Old Town, which were released over the next six months over three EPs. In recording terms and quality they were far superior to the earlier recordings.

With singer Sterry Moore
With singer Sterry Moore

The first EP, entitled The Original London Beat, and featuring Mick Tucker on all lead vocals, came out in late 1965 and comprised the tracks, “Walking The Dog”, “Wanna Walk In The Sunshine”, “Hang on Sloopy” and Scarlet Ribbons”.

This was followed in early 1966 by I’ll Go Crazy, which featured Mick Tucker on lead vocals on two tracks – “I’ll Go Crazy” and “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” and Polish singer Mira Kubansinka on the remaining tracks, “Walking In The Sand” and “You’re No Good”.

The final EP, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, also released in 1966, featured Sterry Moore on lead vocals on all four tracks – “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, “I Had a Talk With My Man”, “The Biggest Players” and “Won’t Be Long”.

London Beats Poland late 1965
Joined by Mira Kubasinka (third left)

Joined by Mira Kubasinska for a nationwide tour, the musicians traversed the country in a bus, right in the dead of winter.

“Snow was often piled high on the side of the road,” remembers McCarthy. “In the country, there were horse-drawn carts everywhere and people working very hard to survive. Cities were stark, cold and old-fashioned with foreboding-looking statues and shrapnel damage still visible on the walls of buildings leftover from the war.”

McCarthy adds that while The London Beats were touring in Poland, other UK groups like The Hollies and Lulu & The Luvvers started arriving.

However, with the extended contract coming to an end in late January 1966, and the opportunities to work in Poland exhausted, the musicians lost interest.

On 15 March 1966, most of the band flew to London. No longer celebrities the musicians had to start from scratch.

“I was fed up with living out of a suitcase by then and we had no feeling of going forward,” admits Tucker.

“We’d been for want of a better word, big stars in Poland and wherever else we’d play from there on, we’d have to work from the bottom up again. After five or six years at it, I thought I’d quit and have some happy memories.”

Tony Terry and Mick Tucker
Tony Terry and Mick Tucker

Tucker reunited with former member Tony Terry and worked the folk club circuit a la Simon & Garfunkel from 1967-1968.

The pair then set up a travel business driving mini buses all over Europe and North Africa. Tucker was offered the opportunity to return to Poland but declined.

Jimmy Smith, Sterry Moore and Kevin McCarthy formed Forovus with guitarist Ken Ali. Having started calling herself Mary McCarthy, Moore then recorded the single “People Like You” with singer Mickey Clarke, which was released on CBS in January 1967. She recorded two solo singles – “The Folk I Love” and “Happy Days and Lonely Nights” that same year.

Jimmy Smith, who nearly joined The New Pirates (alongside John Carroll), replaced Phil Wainman in Hamilton & The Hamilton Movement. After a brief reunion with Carroll in Germany, a short spell with The Nashville Teens and The Fantastics, he recorded an album with Aquila in 1970.

Kevin McCarthy hooked up with R&B outfit, Ivan St Clair & System Soul Band, before landing on his feet: “Sometime in 1968 I answered an ad in Melody Maker and met John Heyworth and Angus Cullen; we would eventually become Cressida and record two albums for Vertigo with producer/manager Ossie Byrne.”

When Cressida split in November 1970, McCarthy joined Tranquility and appeared on two albums and some unreleased tracks before moving to Los Angeles in 1976. He has participated in several Cressida reunions and continues to play guitar and write songs.

“Interestingly, one of my songs recorded by another artist was ‘One Way Ticket’, which appeared on The Hollies’ Then, Now, Always, album released in 2010.”

London Beats Reunion 21 March 2015
The first reunion on 21 March 2015. Left to right: Mick Tucker, Simon Coaffee, Jimmy Smith and Tony Terry. Photo credit: Pam Terry

As for the original London Beats, Mick Tucker, Jimmy Smith, Simon Coaffee and Tony Terry reunited on 21 March this year with plans for a second reunion with Frank Bennett on 11 July.

Huge thanks to Mick Tucker, Jimmy Smith, Frank Bennett, Peter Carney, Simon Coaffee, John Carroll and Kevin McCarthy.

London Beats Germany poster

London Beats in London early 1964

Chris Parry and the Mockers

The Mockers Monte- Vista 45 MadalenaThe Mockers Monte- Vista 45 Children Of The Sun
Here are two obscure singles that seem to have been recorded in one session on the same day, apparently March 12, 1965. Both feature the Mockers, and each was released on the Monte-Vista label and numbered 3-12-65.

The first features two surf instrumentals: the atmospheric “Children of the Sun” backed by a first-rate surf-rocker “Madalena” with crunching wet guitar. Both songs were written by someone named Norgord for Monte-Vista Music BMI.

The Mockers were obviously a very competent group, but the second single has them backing what sounds like a prepubescent lead singer, Chris Parry, on another single written by Norgord, “I Need You Now”. The flip is a cover of “Angela Jones”, written by John Loudermilk (composer of “Tobacco Road”).

The producer was Dale Smallin who in 1963 managed the Surfaris’ and brought them to Paul Buff’s PAL studio in Cucamonga to record “Surfer Joe” / “Wipe Out” (Smallin also contributed the maniacal laughter to the opening). Smallin may have lost the Safaris when he and Dot Records brought in the Challengers to record tracks to fill out the album. In any case, the Mockers may have been the only records after the Safaris to feature his name as producer. If there are others, I haven’t found them yet, nor have I found any info on the Mockers or Chris Parry.

Monte Vista Street runs in Highland Park in Los Angeles, not far from the Glendale origin of the Safaris. Smallin would name his film production company Monte-Vista and produced a 28 minute movie show in West Covina, The Day That Sang and Cried in 1968, featuring another band, The West Coast Blues Company. Dave Smallin died on March 1, 2011.

Chris Parry and The Mockers Monte- Vista 45 I Need You NowChris Parry and The Mockers Monte- Vista 45 Angela Jones

The Rockin’ Continentals and Casino Records

Rockin' Continentals Casino 45 Cobra 289The Rockin’ Continentals made two 45s for the Casino label in 1962 or 1963, but I know little about the band. Rockin’ Country Style lists them as a Topeka, Kansas group, with members Johnny Thompson, Melvin Ralston, Chuck Smith, and Bill Doyle, but I can’t confirm this anywhere. Thompson and Ralston’s names show up on the song writing credits on the labels, but so does Ralph Sandmeyer and I don’t know his connection to the group.

The Rockin’ Continentals first release was a great rockabilly song with fierce drumming and scorching guitar and piano breaks called “The ‘309’”, written by Johnny Thompson. The singer has a strong southern accent that doesn’t appear on their other songs. The original A-side was “2-3-4,” written by Melvin Ralston, which in comparison is simple riffing on blues changes.

Rockin' Continentals Casino 45 The "309"Their next and last single was “Cobra 289″ written by Ralph Sandmeyer in tribute to the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra sports car first manufactured in 1962.

“Count Dracula” is mainly instrumental with a spooky reverbed riff. Like “The ‘309’” it was written by Johnny Thompson.

Both releases are now rare and have been bootlegged, along with another Casino release, the Argons’ “Do the Dog”. For more info about the authentic pressings vs the reproductions, go to my page on reproduction 45s and search for Casino.

The Casino Records label has an obscure history. It seems to have started in 1957 with a single by Jerry Dyke doing two songs written by Bob Bobo and Carl Lewis for Southern Belle, BMI, “Deep Within My Heart” and “My Empty Heart”. That release, Casino 1001/1002 had a gothic style font for Casino and an address on McGavock St. in Nashville, Tennessee.

Gerald Dyche (aka Jerry Dyke) in the Emporia Gazette, February, 1958
Gerald Dyche (aka Jerry Dyke) in the Emporia Gazette, February, 1958

An article in the Emporia Gazette from February 1958 discusses how Jerry Dyke was the stage name for Gerald Dyche, a student from Topeka who was singing songs written by Topekan disc jockey Bob Bobo for demos to be sent to Southern Belle publishing in Nashville, which led to the Casino single, presumably recorded in Nashville. Although the article makes something of the Casino Recording Corporation of Nashville, I suspect Bob Bobo and Carl Lewis were at least part owners of Casino, and produced the Jerry Dyke single on their own hoping for attention for their song writing.

Dyke does not seem to have worked with Bobo after this single, and that may be because Bobo had a better chance of success with other artists, such as Ronnie Pearson of Osage City. Pearson’s first single on the Herald Label in April of ’57 included Bob Bobo’s song “Hot Shot”.

Bobo would place other songs in the late ’50s, including “I Close My Eyes” (co-written with Lewis) for the Wilburn Brothers on Decca in August of ’57, “The Answer” and “Warm as Toast” (co-written by Lewis) for Russ Veers on the Trend label, and “Let Me Go to the Hop” (co-written by Russ Veers) by the Sweethearts on Power.

By the early 1960s, Bobo seems to have stopped pursuing a career as a song writer, but kept the Casino label active. I don’t know what Casino 1003/1004 is, but 1005/1006 is the Nubbins doing two standards, “The King’s Highway” / “Stormy Weather” with a different font for the logo and no address.

By the time the Rockin’ Continentals “The ‘309’” comes out around 1962, it’s numbered 1007/1008. This and all future release feature Kansan artists; there is no longer any Nashville connection that I know of.

The Rockin’ Continentals singles were followed by:

1011/1012 – The Argons “Spiked” (Bryson, Myers) / “Do The Dog” (Mikkelsen, Wilcox) 1964
1321/1322 – The Jerms – “That Word” (G. Senogles) / “Love Light” (Sept. 1965)
2305/2306 – The Thingies – It’s a Long Way Down” (L. Miller, Dalton) / “Merry Go Round of Life” (August 1966)

One interesting oddity about the Casino discography is that the RCA code for the Jerry Dyke single, HO8W-0066/67 would be adapted for later releases, even though most later releases were not pressed at RCA but at Wakefield Manufacturing in Phoenix, AZ. Another code on the 45s, 2 AFM also increases with each release, though I’m not sure the meaning of that code.

Bobo also owned a restaurant called Bobo’s Drive In in Topeka from 1948 until sometime recently.

I want to thank the discussion of Casino on 45Cat, which gave me some leads to follow up and confirm.

Rockin' Continentals Casino 45 Count Dracula

Buddy’s Buddies

Buddy's Buddies Photo
Buddy’s Buddies, photo from www.buddygreene.com

Buddy's Buddies Macon 45 Tell Me What I SeeBuddy’s Buddies came from Macon, Georgia, home to Otis Redding and Little Richard, but a town that had very little ’60s band action. I know of the Malibus of “I Want You to Know” / “I’ve Gotta Go” on PJ came from nearby Fort Valley, GA but that’s about it.

Buddy’s Buddies included:

Buddy Greene – lead vocals
David Gory – lead guitar
Steve Kent – drums
Any Waits
Phillip Parker

They were very young, as you can see from the photo and hear on their record. I really like “Tell Me What I See” with its solid back beat and bass line, repetitive piano and Buddy’s shouts of “mercy me!” The flip “I Love My Baby” is a ballad, with a plaintive vocal from Buddy.

Buddy Greene wrote both sides of their only release, on the Macon label from July of 1965, published by Macon Music BMI. The only other release on Macon that I know of is Phil Gandy singing “Hula Baby” / “Rainbows End” both by Phil Skelton for Cedarwood Music BMI from circa 1964.

Buddy Greene went on to a long career in music. See his website, www.buddygreene.com, the source of the info and photo for this post.

Buddy's Buddies Macon 45 I Love My Baby

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ArtistTitlesLabelConditionNotesPrice
New ArrivalsMay 20, 2015
Counts IVListen to Me / Lost LoveJCP 1006VG vinyl / G sleevePicture sleeve front is presentable with tape residue, creases, discoloration from glue underneath, blank back is in poor shape with tear. Ask for photos. Vinyl is VG scuffed but playing very well on the A-side, an a little noisy on the ballad on the flip.$90
Essex St. JournalProgression 256 / Walk OnPlanet 76VG+$80
Gentlemen WildYou Gotta Leave / I BelieveNWI 2694VG+
$80
GodfreyThe Trip / Come On, Come OnCee-Jam #3NM
white label promo, "31" stamped on each side$85
Goodly RubensonInside Outside / Crystal LoveStonehenge 22889NMlight wear to label along hole on A-side$90
Group Inc.Like a Woman /Just Call Me UpStaff BP-177VG plays well$125
IngredientsPlease Don't Leave Me / Hey WhoToddlin' Town 101NMunplayed store stock$25
Larry & the LoafersLet's Go to the Beach / WhoSurefine 017VG++ close to NM
$140
PastelsCause I Love You / Don't You KnowPhalanx 1006VG-scuffy, no skips, no heavy scratches but some noise on A-side$30
Princeton FiveSummertime Blues / Sure Know a Lot About LovePrinceton PR 711NMunplayed store stock$8
Princeton FiveRoll Over Beethoven / Passing ByPrinceton PF 1001NMunplayed store stock$8
Red HouseMary Anne / SunflowerBig "K" 1004VG+ hardly playedadaption of 'On the Road South' by former members of the Stereo Shoestring$275
Satisfied MindsI Can't Take It / Think About MePlato 80284VG$100
StarlitesI Can't See You / Baby Set Me FreeBarclay 17134NMrare Rite pressSOLD
Terry Knight & the PackHow Much More (Have I Got to Give) / I've Been ToldLucky 11 225VG+
X's on A-side labelHOLD
Tommy AdderleyI Just Don't Understand / Whole Lotta Shakin' Going OnMar-Mar 314NMunplayed store stock but with drill hole$12
Tony Rivers & the CastawaysI Love the Way You Walk / I Love YouConstellation C-128NMunplayed store stock but with drill hole$15
VagrantsI Can't Make a Friend / Young BluesVanguard 35038NM vinyl, VG PS
PS in at least VG shape - has some wear at top and light creasing and ring wear, but no splits or serious issues. Ask for photos. White label promo. A-side label has writing and promotional sticker$120
Wry CatchersWhen I Met You / Collision CourseAOK 1005VG plays fine1/4" circular dark stain near title on A-side label$35
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ArtistTitlesLabelConditionNotesPrice
49th ParallelLaborer / You Do ThingsRCA Victor 47-9293NMwlp, company sleeve, beautiful labels and vinyl$75
Al CaseySurfin' Hootenanny / Easy Pickin'Stacy 962VG plays fine$5
All That the Name ImpliesAugust Pine / LiarOro 45-3VG++wlp, ESP-Disk related$18
All That the Name ImpliesBlack Tuesday / So Am IORO 45-2NMwlp, ESP-Disk related$18
Amboy DukesJourney to the Center of the Mind / Mississippi MurdererMainstream 684VG++drill hole$8
American DreamTioga / All the Way in MourningDemik 101VG+promo stamp on vocal side$26
Ann-MargretI Just Don't Understand / I Don't Hurt AnymoreRCA Victor 47-7894VG plays +1961, early use of fuzz guitar$12
ApollosThat's the Breaks / Country BoyDelta MM 183VG++$250
ArielIt Feels Like I'm CryingBrent 7060VG+scratch on b-side dnap$22
B.G. RamblersGet a Little Closer / Those Little Brown EyesM Records 1277VG plays +vinyl needs a cleaning, very little wear$7
BalladeersWords I Want to Hear / High Flying BirdCori CR 31001VG plays +A-side has "71" in pen on label$70
BarracudasI Can't Believe / 20-75Cuda 501VG-, plays wellsurface scuffs, no deep scratches. Labels have some wear and pencil marks - arrows and circle around Cuda$70
Basil & the BaroquesIt's No Use / We'll Meet AgainDore 745Vg plays better$48
Beat MerchantsSo FineTower 127VGflip is Freddie & the Dreamers "You Were Made for Me"$10
Beaten PathDoctor Stone / Never NeverJubilee 5556VG++wlp$35
Belfast GipsiesGloria's Dream / Secret PoliceLoma 2051VG- plays better$18
Big ThreeSome Other Guy / Let True Love BeginDecca F.11614VG+center intact$40
Billy Bob BowmanMiss Pauline / ShowersUA 50957VG++$6
BirdwatchersGirl I Got News for YouScott 143VG plays EXpen marks, tape residue on lbl$11
Bitter LemonsOne More Chance / Canberra BluesEMI Custom Service PRS-1289VG++$125
BittervetchA Girl Like You / Bigger FoolPixieVG plays +$55
Black and BluesCome to Me / Bye Bye BabyUnited Artists UA 50245VG- plays betterwlp, date stamp on a-side$22
Bloomsbury PeopleMadeline / Have You Seen Them CryPage 843K-1109VG+$20
Blue WoodTurn Around / Happy Jack MineJet Set JSR-45-4VG- plays +scuffy, plays better than it looks, no skips, no heavy clicks$26
Blues MagoosGotta Get Away / (We Ain't Got) Nothin' YetMercury 72622VG+drill hole$12
Bob Seger SystemLucifer / Big RiverCapitol 2748VG++orig. orange and red label$14
Bobby Fuller FourLove's Made a Fool of You / Don't Ever Let Me KnowMustang 3016VG++$14
Bobby GonzalesPaiyakan / SunglassesMayon 031VGFilipino pop/garage$11
Boo Boo & BunkyTurn Around / This Old TownBrent 7045VG$12
BoysI Wanna KnowSVR 1001VG+$10
Boys Next DoorSuddenly She Was Gone / Why Be ProudSoma 1439VG+$24
BoystownHello Mr. Sun / End of the LineSotto 124VG+early Michael Lloyd, small x on labels$48
Brass ToadIn the Back of My Mind / Easy to Be HardTwo Worlds 1071VG++white label$34
Brian Redmond & the Sound BoxI Want You / Boogaloo up Bord du LacRegency 983VG++$32
British WalkersDiddley Daddy / I Found YouTry 502VG plays wellmarker line on b-side$15
Brym-Stonz LtdYou'll Be Mine / Times Gone ByCustom 143VG+light dish warp, dnap$42
Bubble PuppyThinkin' About Thinkin' / Days of Our TimeInternational Artists IA-136VG+$26
Caeser & His RomansGreen Grass Makes It BetterGJM 505VG++$70
CedarsFor Your Information / Hide If You Want to HideDecca 68.107VG plays fineTurkish press, center intact$70
ChapsRemember to Forget Her / You'll Be BackPaula 250VG++wlp$40
Charity ShayneAin't It?, Babe / Then You TryAutumn 22VGfuture Manson Family member, scuffy plays well$25
CheckerladsShake Yourself Down / Baby Send For MeRCA 47-8986VG++wlp, radio stamp, writing in red pen on both sides$75
Cherry SlushI Cannot Stop You / Don't Walk AwayUSA 895VGtwo drill holes!$25
Cherry SlushI Cannot Stop You / Don't Walk AwayUSA 895VGdrill hole, larger marker on b-side label$20
Chris Parry & the MockersI Need You Now / Angela JonesMonte-Vista 3-12-65G+
plenty of scuffs and scratches but plays with no skips or loud clicks. Light noise, more noticeable on the b-side$36
CoastlinersAlright / Wonderful YouBack Beat 554VG++name written on A-side$22
Combination, TheDon't Cry Buddy/LonelyDamon 12873VG++Maudlin song, more country than garage. Label completists only. $8
CountdownsShe Works All Night / Skies Will Be Happy to See YouWG Records WG-1NM$24
CountsI Will Lose My Mind / Last TrainKingstonVG++$42
Crabby AppletonGo Back / TryElekra 45687VG$9
Craig & MichaelThat Kind of Girl / DriftyDowney D-140VGwlp, light moisture stains on label, pressing has light noise throughout$14
Creedence Clearwater RevivalCall It Pretending / PortervilleScorpio 412VG+unplayed stock, minor dish warp, small scuff, dnap$125
Cryan ShamesBen Franklin's Almanac / Sugar & SpiceDestination 624VG$10
Cush (Jim Cushman)Are You Mine / Say We're in LoveHull 1000VG-scuff causes some noise on rotation, no skips$9
DalidaJe Prefere Naturallement / Petit HommeBarclay BRC-1021VG++, sleeve VGTurkish issue - sleeve is nice but has 1" crease and tiny tear at top and light staining on the back$30
DanielaDanas Je Davan Dan + 3Radio-Televizija BeogradVG+ / VG+ sleeveone crease on sleeve, otherwise fine. Very rare EP$75
Danny & the SessionsMojo / Grand Times & Gay NightsCobra 1114VG$10
DantesCan't Get Enough of Your Love / 80-96Jamie 1314VG+$25
DantesCan't Get Enough of Your Love / 80-96Jamie 1314VG++$40
DantesUnder My Thumb / Can I Get a WitnessCameo 431NM$30
Dave Kennedy & AmbassadorsYou Didn't ListenCuca 1036G, worn, plays ok, some noiselabel tears$8
DecisionsTears, Tears / Don't You Know It's Love?Topper T-114VG- plays wellname in pen on b-side$55
Dee & the YeomenYou Should Know It/ Say Baby Who Am IWolff 101VG++$12
DeltasShe's My Girl / Wild In the SunEmp 10-001VG++2nd Emp label (without devil), light wear on labels$14
Dickey LeeBig Brother / She's Walking AwayHall 45-1924VG++small sticker and pen marks on A-side$16
Dickey LeeBig Brother / She's Walking AwayHall 45-1924VG- plays OK$7
Dino, Desi & BillyI'm a Fool / So Many WaysReprise 0367VGlight scuffs, name on A-side, no picture sleeve$7
Dino, Desi & BillyI'm a Fool / So Many WaysReprise 0367VG++ / VG++with picture sleeve$14
DisraeliSpinning Round / What Will the New Day BringMantra M-113NM disc, PS VG+front of sleeve NM-, back has 1/4" tear and small crease - otherwise very fresh looking$60
DolphinsSurfin' East Coast / I Should Have StayedYorkshire 125VGscuffy, plays well, large chip in A-side at edge - doesn't affect music$15
Dr. T & the UndertakersThings Have Changed / It's Easy ChildTarget 4610VG+$45
DruidsGirl Can't Take a Joke / I Can't Leave YouSelect 45K-743VGglossy, but one 1/2" feelable scratch on b-side makes light clicks before song starts. Once music begins, it's almost inaudible.$35
Dynamic DischordsPassageway (To Your Heart) / This Girl of MineIGL 45-150VG plays +$120
DynamicsClap Your Hands / Roses & ThunderAthon 106VG plays finea few surface scuffs dnap, light wear to labels$50
DynamicsClap Your Hands / Roses & ThunderAthon 106VG-one mark makes click just before start of music, otherwise plays solid VG+$30
Dynasty FyveA Faithful Man / Poetry in MotionBuff 51568VG+$16
East Side KidsClose Your Mind / Take a Look in the MirrorOrange-Empire OE 500VG plays +$34
Eastfield MeadowsFriends of Unequal Parallel / Love All Men Can ShareVMC 745VGscuffs, plays well$12
Eighteenth EditionWhen You Love SomeonePanther 355VG plays well$14
Electric PrunesThe Great Banana Hoax / Wind Up ToysReprise 0607VGwlp$12
EmeneesRockelation Beat / Jubilee Juke Box Jamboree JiveEmeneeG+$5
Emperor, TheI'm NormalCurrent 111VG++first label$24
EthicsCan't You See / A Letter to KathyUp Tight E196715/6NM$48
EuphoriaHungry Women / No Me TomorrowMainstream 655VG+white label promo$40
ExoticsMorning Sun / Fire Engine RedMonument MN45-984VG+wlp$18
Fabulous PharoahsHold Me Tight / Sometimes I Think AboutReprize RZ-36-22-36VG+b-side plays light background noise$50
Fairviews & Fifth DimensionA New Direction / DiscumbooberSpinIt 124VG+Bud Mathis$34
Fantastic ZooThis Calls for a Celebration/ Midnight SnackDouble Shot 105VG-plays with some noise$4
FelicityHurtin / I'll Try ItWilson 101NMWLP, release date written on labels$80
First FourHurt Me to My Soul / That's Where Love Has GoneStrata 103NM-whitel label promo, X on A-side in marker, pencil marks on labels$25
Five EmpreesHey Baby / WhyFreeport 1002VG++great b-side$15
Five EmpreesLittle Miss Happiness / Over the MountainFreeport 1007VG+$12
Five TymesHold Me Now / Around and AroundBear 1969VG plays well$15
FliesHouse of Love/ It Had to Be YouDecca F 12594VG- plays OKdemo copy, center intact$35
FlockCan't You See / Hold On to My MindDestination 628VG++drill hole$14
Flowers, Fruits and Pretty ThingsTake Me Away / Wanting YouG&P 101VG+white label promo$25
FlysNo More Heartaches / Halfway to SeattleWarped RI3914NM but dishwarpthin vinyl has consistent warp that doesn't cause skipping$12
FortunesHere It comes Again / Things I Should Have KnownPress 9798VG+$13
ForumI Fall in Love / The River is WideMira 232VG++price sticker on label (.07)!$7
Four Below ZeroGetting Thru to You / HappinessJerden 903VG$7
Four, TheNow Is the Time / Lonely Surfer BoyClark CR-225VGalmost VG+, plays well, rare, uncomped$115
Fresh AirCircles / I Think of Seeing HerGM 723VG-$7
Fruit MachineFollow Me / Cuddly ToySpark 3702VG+ / VGsuper-rare Italian art sleeve$125
FugitivesMean Woman / I'll Be a ManColumbia 4-43261VGwlp, A-side plays well, flip has 1 cm feelable scratch that made minor click$22
FurysMerryann / Sand FleaLavender R-1926VG plays +labels have water stains and discoloration$35
Galaxies IVLet Me Hear You Say Yeah / Till Then You'll CryVeep 1211VG+white label promo$36
Gershon KingsleyHey Hey / Twinkle TwinkleAudio Fidelity AF-154VG+includes 8 page 6" booklet on moog & gershon in VG+ condition (light crease, price sticker residue)$30
Giant SunflowerFebruary Sunshine / More SunshineTake 6 1000VG+Pat Vegas$22
Golden CabaleersCome Back to Me / All AloneIGL 123VG close to VG+Plays great, no noise, signed by two band members first names on both sides$60
Great ScotsThe Light Hurts My Eyes / You Know What You Can DoTriumph 67VG+white label promo, label has light wear near center hole edge on A-side$40
Greek FountainsWell Alright / That's the Way I AmBofuz 1104VG+one light scratch, dnap$30
GT'sFarewell Faithless Farewell / Bad GirlNashville NV 5302VG+$17
H P. & the Grass Route MovementOn the Road / You Don't Know Like I KnowBBTC 811P-2120VG plays +$30
Hal & the ProphetsShame Shame Shame / She's Doing FineScepter 1287VG plays +promo copy$18
HazardsHey Joe / Will You Be My GirlGroove 502VG- plays wellBlue label. B-side has pen circling label name. No skips, loud clicks, only light noise$75
Heart and SoulAfterthought / IfStrive STR 829Gtear on label, heavy marker on label, plays with background noise, no skips$20
HolliesI'm Alive / You Know He DidParlophone R 5287VG+great b-side!! UK issue$14
HullaballoosDid You Ever / BewareRoulette of Canada Ltd 4593VG+$7
Human BeingsI Can't Tell / An Inside LookImpactVG-, plays bettermany light scuffs, scratches, nothing deep$26
Ides of MarchI'll Keep Searching / You Wouldn't ListenParrot 304VG+Canadian issue, small sticker on b-side$16
ImpacsAin't That the Way Life Is / Don't Cry BabyKing 5910VG++drill hole$16
In-CrowdNothing You Do / In the Midnight HourRonn 1VG++wlp$38
Individual ActivityTen O'Clock / Don't Let the Sun Catch You CryingTee Pee 74VG plays well$16
Inner LiteTabula Rasa / Hold On to HimssExx 666
VG++$50
JadsMiss Pretty / Hottie-ToddyAshley 770VGpen marks on both labels, heavy marker on b-side$16
James Bryant & the KrittersLong Long Time / True Lovers Are Hard to FindParrot 45016Vg plays +promo copy$15
JayhawkersDawn of Instruction / Searchin'Deltron 21VG$12
JayhawkersSend Her Back / To Have a LoveDeltron 1228VG++great moody one$15
JermsI'm a Teardrop / Green DoorHonor Brigade #1VG$14
Jerry RayeAway / I'm SpinningDeVille 206
NM$18
Jim & JeanChanges / Strangers in a Strange LandVerve Folkways KF5005VG+DJ promo copy, X and "Yeah" marked in biro on Changes label$8
Joey VineThe Out of Towner / Down and OutHercules 103VG++vinyl clean but A-side label faded and b-side label has some wear$35
John Fred & His Playboy BandHey, Hey Bunny / No Letter TodayPaula 294VGlarge biro marks on both labels$12
John Fred & His Playboy BandJudy In Disguise / When the Lights Go OutPaula 282VG++white label, but without "Promotional Copy - Not For Sale" etc$8
Johnny Thompson QuintetColor Me ColumbusGuitarsville 2125VG+ vinyl / PS goodPS has one presentable side with only a few light spots of wear and staple holes top and bottom, other side has 2" area of tear and wear from being stuck to another sleeve. Both sides have some creasing$140
Jon T. BoneJonathan's Lament / In a Summer's TimeHue 376VG plays EXwlp$15
JourneymenRealities in Life / You're a Better Man Than ITee Pee 834T-4558VG+$350
Just Us FiveI'm So Lonesome I Could Cry / Tennessee StudWA 111VG plays +$12
Kaleidoscope MachineWhy / We Can WaitDab 101VG++almost NM, beautiful glossy vinyl$1450, offers
Karl ThalerThe Storm / Phoebeno labelVGname written on "Phoebe" side$30
KazeechesYou Told a Lie / So-LongMuriel M-1111VG+$34
KennelmusNo Way to Treat Your Man / No ReplyPhoenix Intl 10871G+no skips, light noise on playback$15
Kenny & the KasualsIt's Alright / You Make Me Feel GoodMark 1003VG+a couple light scuffs that dnap, beautiful labels and vinyl$350
Kenny Wayne & the KamotionsThe Day When the Sun Goes Down / How Should I FeelCandy 1011VG-$12
KeytonesI Don't Care/ La Do Da DaChelsea 101VG- plays OK$9
Kim and the CharactersSinbad Stomp / Jawbone
Kimley 1744VGone label has discoloring. Kim Fowley production
$26
Klan
Already Mine, Wait and See, Stop Little Girl, Out of LinePalette EPPB 7277VG plays + / VGDutch EP. Sleeve is VG with wear to top right corner and small tear at bottom left, otherwise very nice, no seam splits. Vinyl is strong VG, hairlines that do not affect play, excellent sound throughout.$40
Knights Bridge QuintetSorrow in C Major / Hits Don't Come EasilyK-101VG- plays OKrare first label, different b-side$400
La Revolucion de Emiliano ZapataNasty Sex / Todavia NadaPolydorPoorone side skips, the other plays$4
LandlordsI'll Return / I'm Through With YouReed 1069VGplays with background noise, inscription in pen on I'll Return label$200
LeavesHey Joe / Funny Little WorldMira 222VG+red pen mark on b-side
$14
Legendary Stardust CowboyParalyzed / Who's Knocking at My DoorMercury 72862VG++close to NM$15
LemonpipersQuiet, Please! / same (long version)Dana Lynn 70610VGmany light scuffs & scratches, no skips or deep scratches$40
Les Habits JaunesOu-va-t-elle / Monsieur LongtempsVisa V-102NM$14
Lewis & Clarke ExpeditionBlue RevelationsColgems 66-1006VG++wlp$14
Lightning BrothersWild Smoke / Crazy JaneBrothers TwoVG- plays betterSouthern-type rock from Schenectady, NY! Light warp, A-side label scuffed from bad cleaning job, plays very well$30
Liverpool FiveEverything's Alright / That's What I WantRCA Victor 47-8578VG+wlp$14
Local TrafficTime Gone to Waste / Second CenturyBlack LightVG++rare Louisiana psych$800
Lonnie & the LegendsI Cried / Baby, Without YouImpression 109VG++$50
Lord Alan & Sir RichardLittle Things / Run in the DarkCannon 101VG++in the G1000 for some reason$50
Los ArlequinesNo Hay Amor Para Mi / Tomando Cafe
RCA Victor 3-10264VG+ / VG+Great Spanish garage with good soul-rock on flip
$50
Los DoltonsRey Tablista / Vision de OtonoSono Radio 12412VG$14
Los Dug Dug'sAl Diablo / Ya Te DejeRCA SP 4099VG++ / VG++with PS$24
Los SirexActo de Fuerza / Faldas cortas, piernas largasVergara 45.160VG-record only, no PS, some noise on playback, no skips$10
Los SoñadoresVete / Lo Se Por MiRCA Victor 3-10332VG plays + / VGPS has tape residue on one side, sticker and narrow tear on back, otherwise very presentable.$30
Lost in SoundYou Can Destroy My Mind / Stubborn Kind of FellowShowcase 9811VG$15
Love SocietyYou Know How I Feel / Let's PretendTarget 1006VG plays better$8
LuluLove Loves to Love Love / Best of Both WorldsEpic 5-10260VG plays finesome scuffing dnap$15
Lulu & the LuversForget Me Baby / ShoutParrot 9678VG++promo copy$18
M.G. & the EscortsPlease Don't Ever Change / Sorry to HearREO 8936VG$18
Magnificent 7In Mist and Rain /Stubborn Kind of FellowLemco 882VG plays +b-side has skip$12
MalemenMy Little Girl / She Means the World to MePine Hills 664P-2455VG plays +$100
Manfred MannDo Wah Diddy DiddyCapitol 72178VG+US stock copy$10
Manfred Mann & Mike HuggSki 'Full of Fitness'/Sweet Baby JaneSki no#VG plays +odd UK issue$12
Max Frost & the TroopersShape of Things to Come / Free Lovin'Tower 419NM$15
MembersWish I'd Never Met You / Jenny -JennyLabel 101VG$20
MercyFire BallSundi 6811NM$14
MercyFire BallSundi 6811VG++$12
Merrell & the ExilesCan't We Get Along / That's All I Want from YouGolden Crown GMA-102VGscuffs, plays OK$12
Michel et Les ChanceliersAttends et tu verras / A Paris la nuitCitation CN-9031VGplays fine$14
Miramar Soul BandMr. Tambourine ManMiramar 127VGlooks clean but A-side plays with some noise. Rare - see http://www.garagehangover.com/MiramarSoulBand$25
MonotonesWhat Would I Do / Is It RightHickory 45-1520VGwriting on labels$15
Moorpark IntersectionI Think I'll Just Go and Find Me a Flower / Yesterday Holds OnCapitol P 2115VG plays finescuffy but plays better than it looks, labels worn$40
Moss & the RocksEP - Where She Goes /Please Come Back (both Ikon and Chattahoochee versions)Shadoks 040NM$25
MoversLeave Me Loose / Birmingham123 1700VG+$15
Music MachineTalk Talk / Come On InOriginal Sound OS-61VG++drill hole$7
Music Track / Frankie & JohnnyTimes Gone By / Sweet ThangIA 112VGwlp$15
MysticsThis Is What I Was Made For / Ride My Pony (Come)Ren-Vell 320VG+$15
New ArrivalsJust Outside of My Window / Let's Get With ItSouthbay SBM-104VG- plays better$18
New OrderYou've Got Me High / Meet Your MatchWB 5816VGwlp, a-side has writing in biro$30
Newcastle BluesCotton's Mama / Walking the DogAlley 1042VG+price written on A-side in grease pencil$18
NightcapsWine Wine Wine / Nightcap RockVandan VR-7491VG$9
NightcrawlersThe Little Black Egg / Running WildKapp KE-110VGa few light scuffs, glossy$6
No Strings AttachedYou're More Than a Miracle / What Shall I DoAccent AC 1240VG plays EXa few surface scuffs, vinyl is glossy and plays fine$40
NoblemenTwo Faced Woman / You Didn't Have to Be So NiceParis Tower PT-110VG++$75
One Eyed JacksLove / Sun So HighWhite Cliffs 265VG plays well$22
OrpheusCongress Alley / I've Never Seen...MGM K13947VG$3
Other SideWalking Down the Road / StreetcarBrent 7061VG+wlp$50
PacificsLost My Baby / Slowly But SurelySunshine QK-799VGscuffy, plays OK, name written on each label$45
PastelsMirage / Here Is the AnswerCentury 23507NM$475
Paul LondonDon't Believe Anybody / This Time Tomorrow (baby)Kingston International 333VG+writing on b-side label$8
PedestriansThink Twice / Snyder's SwampFenton 2102VG$20
PedestriansIt's Too Late / Think TwiceAtco 6567VG+ vinyl, G+ labelsugly spiral marker on labels$6
Preacher, TheLost Love / Dear BrotherBedias 101VG$15
PreachersShake that Thing/Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow Columbus CS-702VG++white label US issue$28
Professor Morrison's LollipopYou Got the LoveWhite Whale 275VG++$14
Quicksilver Messenger ServicePride of Man / Dino's SongCapitol P 2194NMpromo copy, both sides have two large black stamps from Wheeler Television in Bakersfield$15
Rainbow PressBetter Way / There's a War OnMr. G 817VGb-side noisy, A-side plays fine$12
Rationals - I Need YouSir Richard Case - Get the PictureA Square 402NM$90
Rationals - I Need YouSir Richard Case - Get the PictureA Square 402VG++storage warp does not affect play$60
RattlesBye Bye Johnny / Sticks & StonesPhilips 345 620VG+blue label german issue, no PS$15
RavensReaching for the Sun / Things We Said TodayBoss 003VGsmall tear on A-side label, writing on B-side label$70
Rear ExitExcitation / Miles BeyondMTA 132VG++wlp$180
Richie's RenegadesDon't Cry / Baby It's MePolaris PS002NM$45
Ricky and BobShu Fly Shu! / My Love's For YouFonseca 150VG plays +$50
RitesThings / Hour GirlDecca 32218VG-$9
RivierasLet's Have a Party / Little DonnaRiviera R 1402VGsticker, pen mark on label$5
RockatonesBad Girl / I'm a ManMelbourne WG 3201VGsmall tears on label$38
Rockin' RebellionsBy My Side / Run For Your LifeVaughn-Ltd 751VG plays +very faint writing on label$35
Roger McGuinnBallad of Easy Rider / sameno label nameVG+"Promotion Record for Radio Airplay only from the Motion Picture Easy Rider"$20
RomansYou Do Something to Me / I'll Find a WayMY 2905VG+ / VG+sleeve hads light creases, browning with age$160
Ron & the ContinentalsRebound Baby / Rolling StoneCuca 1156VG plays +bizarre 'folkabilly'$8
Ron-DelsIf You Really want Me To, I'll Go / Walk AboutBrownfield 18VG$14
RoostersThe Rooster Song / Lost and FoundKrishna 2690VG plays +$75
RumblersI Don't Need You No More / BossDot 45-16421VG dish warpplays well with rolling dish warp$22
Rupert's PeopleHold On / Reflections of Charles BrownBell 684VG+drill hole$26
Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs(I'm in with) the Out Crowd / Not by the Hair of My Chinny Chin ChinMGM K13581VG+drill hole, label has some creasing around center hole from pressing$7
Sandels (Sandals)All Over Again / Always (I Will Remember)World-PacificVG"Always" has black x on label. White label promo$60
Sands of TimeCome Back Little Girl / When She Crys for MeStearly 8167VGno skips or clicks, swoosh noise at opening $50
Scotland YardleysSome Guys Have It / Instrumental versionSmash 2036VG+drill hole$13
SeedsWild Blood / Fallin' Off the Edge of My MindGNP Crescendo 422VG+$22
SeedsI Can't Seem to Make You Mine / I Tell MyselfGNP Crescendo GNP 354VG+reddish/orange label$10
Shadden & the King LearsAll I Want Is You / come Back When You Grow UpArbet 1016VG++$30
Shados-MAll the Time / Sweet LoveQuintet 2010VGrare!$55
Shadows of KnightGloria / Dark SideDunwich 116VG plays well$9
ShaprelsA Fool for Your Lies / You're Cheating on MePKC 1017VG$25
Shaun HarrisI'll Cry Out (mono) / I'll Cry Out (stereo)Capitol P-3697NM-promo copy$24
Shiva's Head BandKaleidescoptic / Song for PeaceIgnite H-681VG plays +labels have light soiling$28
Shiva's HeadbandTake Me to the Mountains / Lose the BluesArmadillo 811VG++edge has a rough spot - does not affect grooves$25
Shocking BlueAcka Ragh / Long and Lonesome RoadColossus 116VG$7
ShondelsDon't Put Me DownEagle 106VG plays +Shake a Tail Feather VG-, noise at intro$26
Shooting StarsI Love Her Anyway / After 3 AMRandolph RecordsVG plays betterrare, edge is milled poorly - as are all copies, dnap$175
Simon Dupree & the Big SoundKites / Like the Sun Like the FireParlophone R 5646VG plays +UK issue, center intact, tape residue one side$12
Sin-Say-Shun'sYou Said to Me / I'll Be ThereVenett 106VG plays fine$16
Sir Douglas QuintetShe's About a MoverTribe 8308VG plays +$6
SkunksI Need No One / I Recommend HerWorld Pacific 77889VG+small pen mark on b-side$12
SkylinersSchroeder Walk / Amon JoyScotte 2666VGplays well, red mark on b-side$22
Small FacesI Feel Much Better / Tin SoldierImmediate IM 062VGwhite label promo$12
SmokeNo More Now / Never Trust Another WomanRCA Victor 60438Good
Plenty of scuffs and wear. "Now More Now" plays with light noise but no skips or heavy clicks. It's not perfect, but it has a full rich sound. The flip has some distracting noise in the quiet intro but is OK once the main part of the song starts. A-side label has tear and tape that's been crudely repaired with marker and pencil - ask me for scan. B-side label is better but has pen marks on the red RCA circle.$450
SnobsBuckle Shoe Stomp / Stand and DeliverLondon 9671VG++proto-glam!$24
Sonny Day & the SundownersLittle Lonely OneZodiac 1135VG+wlp, radio mark and sticker residue on flip lbl$18
SoothsayersI Don't Know / Please, Don't Be MadAcropolis 6601VG++ / NMunplayed stock, light dishwarp$24
Soul BendersSeven and Seven Is / PetalsPhantasm 2568VGPetals label has sticker and name in pen$40
Soul TwistersSwinging on a Grapevine / Soul FeverRomat PSS-1002VG+Tobacco a Go Go$150
SouldiersWould You Kiss Me / Lemon SunBoss 007VG- plays +scuffy but plays OK, no skips, clicks or loud noise$45
Sounds of RandallWasting My Time / sameCarl C-101VG++$40
Spirits and WormFanny Firecracker / You and I TogetherA&M 1104VG++almost NM$45
SplitBlowing Smoke / DriftingSolid SR 4817NM20
Stained GlassMy Buddy Sin / Vanity FairRCA Victor 47-8952VG$10
StarfiresThe Hardest Way / Something You've GotYardbird 4006VGlight scratches dnap$25
StatesidersPatterned the Same / She Belonged to AnotherProvidence 410VG plays +white label$14
Stephen Sargent & the PrideNobody's Child / Grey Eyes WatchingCompass 7001VG++minor sticker residue one side$18
StompersFoolish One / "????"Landa 684VGwlp$12
StratfordsNever Leave Me / EnajO'DellVG-$8
Sunny & the SunglowsTalk to Me / Every Week…Tear Drop 3014VG++$8
Sunny & the SunlinersNo One Else Will Do / Out of Sight - Out of MindTear Drop 3027VG+small writing on label$20
Sweet SmokeMary Jane Is To Love / Morning DewAmy A-11042VG++"1968" written in pen on b-side label$40
Swingin' ApolloesSummertime Blues / Slow DownWhite Cliffs 262VG+clean vinyl, light wear to label$25
TalismenCasting My Spell / Masters of WarAmerican Arts AA-22VG plays welllabel has small tears by opening (no missing paper)$30
TeematesMoving Out / Dream On Little GirlAudio Fidelity 45-1040VG+ / VGwlp 45, clean, PS has small tears at top, some ringwear, otherwise nice$95
TelstarsHold Tight / Keep on RunningColumbia 4-44141VG- plays OKwlp$25
The New WingThe Thinking Animal / My PetitePentacle 101VG-would grade higher but A-side has mark that makes a few clicks$12
The TruthBaby You've Got It / I Go to SleepPye 7N.17095VG+centre intact$85
ThemSquare Room / But It's AlrightTower 407VG plays +wlp, pen marks on A-side label$28
Thirteenth Floor ElevatorsI'm Gonna Love You Too / May the Circle Remain UnbrokenInternational Artists 126VG scuffy plays OKpromo, red Xs in marker on May the Circle label$55
ThymeSomehow / Shame, ShameA2 201VG++$28
Tidal WavesFarmer John / She Left Me All AloneHBR 482VG+$18
Tom NorthcottWho Planted Thorns in Miss Alice's Garden / Sunny Goode StreetWarner Bros 7051VG plays +$22
Tommy & the True Blue FactsI'm Back / Who's Got the Right?A&M 900VG+$15
Tommy AdderleyI Just Don't Understand / Whole Lotta Shakin' Going OnMar-Mar 314VG plays +$7
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Unknown Artist acetateLittle By Little Fallin' Apart / Have FaithAudiodiscG+Lacquer demo with blank Audiodisc labels. Two great songs. Titles are my guess. Ask to hear clips and see scans$300 or offers
Unrelated SegmentsWhere You Gonna Go / It's Gonna RainLiberty 55992VG++2 small X's in pen on A-side label$80
Us TooI'll Leave You Crying / The Girl with the Golden HairHi 45-2133VGstock labels$35
Van TrevorSatisfaction Is Guaranteed / Louisiana Hot Sauce
Corsican M-138VG+1" faded area on b-side label
$18
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VibratonesExpressway / Man of MysteryLeedon LK-379VG+rare Australian surf/instrumental, first 45 for Vince Maloney$50
Vinnie BasileGirl / Gypsy GirlDavy Jones Presents 661NM / VG++with PS, sleeve has light creasing at corner otherwise very fineSOLD
Vinnie BasileGirl / Gypsy GirlDavy Jones Presents 661VG++no PS
$20
West Coast Natural GasGo Run and Play / A FavorSan Francisco Sound EU-2048NM$175
What FourDo You Believe / WheneverBox 4000VG++$24
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White KnightsRun, Run Baby / Love that's TrueGaiety 117VG$15
WhoThe Seeker / Here for MoreDecca 32670VG++drill hole$14
Wicked TruthTake a Chance / Rock No MoreTeru 305119NM$24
Wild OnesCome On Back / (instrumental version)Sears 2181VG disc, VG+ sleeve$9
Willow GreenFields of Pepperment (vocal/ instrumental)Whiz 619VGdate stamp on label$8
Winkle PickersI Haven't Got YouCP 796VG+$18
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FlowBaghdad Express / Things We Said TodayShadoksNM7" bonus from Shadoks LP$12
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Graveyard FiveThe Marble Orchard / Graveyard Theme
StancoNM2014 repro$14
HauntedMessage to Pretty, 3 moreEva 2002VG+ / VG+$7
Moxie 60's Punk Sampler vol. 46 songs by Electric Company & othersMoxie 1049VG++ / VG++blue paper picture sleeve$12
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Outspoken BluesNot Right Now / Mister You're A Better Man Than IOrlyn 66821NMnew repro$12
PsychopathsTill the Stroke of DawnDavid-Lloyd CoNMnew repro from Mighty Mouth Music$12
Ray Brown & the WhispersGo to Him, Aint it Strange, 3 moreRaven EP 03VG+ / VGRaven compilation EP with sleeve, small tol$8
Tongues of TruthLet's Talk About Girls / You Can't Come BackMoxie boot, 1977VG++ / VG++one-sided, two song ep with cover sheet$14
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Scum of the Earth vol. 2sealedSealedOriginal pressing with old 8th St. Venus Records price sticker on the shrink wrap$32
Glimpses vol 3NM$45
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AbstractsHey Let's Go NowBreakawayNew$16
Fifth OrderBonfire!BreakawayNew$16
JujusYou Treat Me BadBreakawayNew$16
Morning DewEarly YearsBreakawayNew$16
OliversLost Dove SessionsBreakawayNew$16
RedondosFull CircleBreakawayNew$16
RoostersAll of Our DaysBreakawayNew$16
SyndicateThe Egyptian ThingBreakawayNew$16
United Travel ServiceWind and StoneBreakawayNew$16
Plastic CloudPlastic CloudLion ProductionsNewnew reissue, beautiful quality, a must!$20
Search PartyMontgomery ChapelLion ProductionsNewnew reissue, great sound, insert with liners, highly recommend this one$20
Yay's and Nay'ss/tGroovieNew$18
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The Pebble Episode

Vincent Oddo J-2 45 Tripsey
mistaken first label with studio owner Vincent Oddo’s name as artist

Bill DeFalco – lead guitar
Frank DeFalco – rhythm guitar
Jimmy DiGiacomo – bass
Joey Erico – drums

Brothers Bill and Frank DeFalco had a previous group called the Rock Monacles with a different drummer, Henry Bauman and vocalist George Malin. In the summer of 1967 the Pebble Episode went to O.D.O. Sound Studio on West 54th Street in Manhattan to record two songs, “Tripsey” (by William DeFalco, Frank DeFalco) and “The Plum Song” (by William DeFalco, Frank DeFalco and James DiGiacomo). Publishing by Mozella Music BMI, and produced by S. & J.

Juggy Murray of Sue Records signed the group to J-2 Records, his new label as Sue was sliding into bankruptcy to be sold to United Artists around 1968.

Pebble Episode J-2 45 Tripsy
Artist name corrected, song now spelled “Tripsy”

To compound the problems Murray had with Sue at the time, the first pressing of this 45 was mistakenly labelled with Vincent Oddo’s name, the engineer and owner of the ODO studio where the band recorded, but most definitely not the artist! New labels were printed up with the correct band name, though this time the A-side was spelled “Tripsy”.

“Tripsy” is an apt name for this wild instrumental loaded with echo and repeating riffs that wouldn’t be out of place on The Inner Mystique. By comparison, “The Plum Song” is much more conventional in sound, dominated by Bill DeFalco on organ and Joe Erico’s fine drum fills.

This was the first release on J-2 Records followed by Baby Washington doing “Like a Rolling Stone” (I’d like to hear that version!) b/w “The New Yorker” (J2-1301) and the Poets in-demand soul classic “Wrapped Around Your Finger” / “Can’t Wait Until Tomorrow” (J2-1302).

The Pebble Episode continued until 1972, with home recordings I haven’t heard but no further releases.

More info is in the comments to the Discogs page for the single.

Sorry for the atrocious condition of the labels for this post, but if you have a better high-resolution scan of Tripsy, please send it in.

Anyone have a photo of the group?

Pebble Episode J-2 45 The Plum Song

The King Pins of Albuquerque, NM

King Pins Albuquerque Journal Jan. 31, 1964
King Pins, January 1964

King Pins Larse 45 94 Second Surf
94 Second Surf – first version with girl chorus
The King Pins came from Sandia High School in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Though they recorded in 1965, they were an instrumental group, not at all ‘garage’ but I dig this record.

Members were:

Steve Maase – lead guitar
Gary Shouse – rhythm guitar
Rob Cardin – bass
Larry Kuck -drums

In August 1965 they released a 45 “Rod Hot Rod” / “94 Second Surf” on Larse 101, recorded at Norman Petty’s studio in Clovis, NM. The group’s manager Bill Sego, a DJ on KCLV in Clovis, wrote the top side “Rod Hot Rod”. This song has its fans but Steve Maase’s original “94 Second Surf” commands the most attention nowadays.

King Pins Larse 45 Rod Hot RodMGM picked up the single for a national release in November 1965. “94 Second Surf” is retitled “Door Banger” on the MGM 45, but there is a difference. The Larse single features a female vocal chorus on both sides, while the MGM leaves it off completely on “Door Banger” and cuts the vocal intro on “Rod Hot Rod” but keeps the rest of the vocals.

I’ve found a couple news clips of the group but haven’t found a photo yet.

There are many clips of “94 Second Surf” and “Door Banger” on Youtube but let me say they’re a mess, often slowed down, and mixing up the versions.

Below is the Larse version with chorus:

Below the MGM version without the chorus:

Larse was Bill Sego’s label but I don’t know of any other releases on it. Prior to managing he had his own single on the Nor-Va-Jak label “Down From The Clouds” / “Come Along Dolly”.

King Pins Albuquerque Journal  Nov 23, 1965
Announcement of King Pins signing with MGM, November 23 1965

Eric & the Chessmen

Eric & the Chessmen Kama picture sleeve
Eric & the Chessmen Kama picture sleeve
L-R; Freddie Faccioli, Eric Thorngren, Dale Rider and Slivers Matrassi

Eric & the Chessmen Kama 45 You Don't Want My LovingEric and the Chessmen were a well-known group from Utica, New York. They toured throughout upstate New York and into Vermont, and even had a stand at the Peppermint Lounge in New York City. They released only one single: the original song “You Don’t Want My Loving” by the band’s leader, Eric Thorngren, backed with a rocked-up version of “Blue Skies”, on Kama Records 777.

The band’s membership changed many times, so I’ll list some of the lineups below to the best of what I can gather:

Eric and the Chessmen at the Evening Inn, Colliersville, June, 1965
Eric and the Chessmen at the Evening Inn, Colliersville, June, 1965
As simply the Chessmen, the original lineup consisted of:

Eric Thorngren – guitar
Tony Frontera – saxophone
Jon Hynes – bass
Butch DeAngelo – drums

By March 1965 the band consisted of:

Eric Thorngren – guitar & vocals
Norm Knapp – guitar
Dale Rider – bass
Wayne Bohling – drums

Eric and the Chessmen Five Flys Club, Bennington, October 1966
Eric and the Chessmen Five Flys Club, Bennington, October 1966
When Norm Knapp took a leave of absence in 1965, Chuck Schoenley became the band’s first keyboardist:

Eric Thorngren – guitar & vocals
Chuck Schoenley – organ
Dale Rider – bass
Wayne Bohling – drums

After Chuck Schoenley left the group to join the Rogues, Frankie Convertino became the keyboard player, then Fred Faccioli.

Slivers Matrassi replaced Wayne Bowling on drums by early or mid-1966.

Eric & the Chessmen Kama 45 Blue SkiesThe band featured on the picture sleeve to their 45 and probably on the recording is:

Freddie Faccioli – organ
Eric Thorngren – guitar & vocals
Dale Rider – bass
Slivers Matrassi – drums

The sleeve at the top of this post seems to be very rare. The labels note “Recorded at Chadwicks Recording Studio, Chadwicks, NY”. For more on the Kama and related labels like Krishna and Sutra, see the final section of my post on the Roosters.

The band had other recordings that weren’t released at the time. An atmospheric instrumental featuring organ and a reserved guitar solo called “Too Much” appeared on The Best of Twist-a-Rama: Crude 1965 Garage Sounds from the Mohawk Valley. There are also demos of “Wooly Bully”, “New Orleans” and “Heat Wave”.

The Chessmen continued in different forms into the late 1960s, eventually without any original members. Sometime in 1967 or 1968 Ted Alexander replaced Freddie Faccioli. Dale Rider left to join the Rochester group the Oxford Watchband – a group by that name had a 45 in 1969 on the Hand label, “Diagnosis (One Way Empty and Down)” / “Welcome to the World”.

Eric Thorngren joined the Brass Buttons and went on to a long career as a recording and mixing engineer.

I found this info on the band at the forum After Bebop a Lula: Utica Bands 50s 60s. There are many photos of the band in that thread, see these pages for some of them:

http://clipper220.proboards.com/thread/779?page=108
http://clipper220.proboards.com/thread/779?page=110
http://clipper220.proboards.com/thread/779?page=111

Eric and the Chessmen at the Halfway House, Norwich, March 1966
Eric and the Chessmen at the Halfway House, Norwich, March 1966

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