Flip Side Records: Doo Wop-Vocal Group
Drifters-Some Kind of Wonderful/Honey Bee- 45- mono-Atlantic 45 -2096 - 1961 45 RPM seven inch first press release by The Drifters. A side is the Carole King/Gerry Goffin classic, with Rudy Lewis on lead vocal. B side was dug out of the Atlantic vaults from 1955, with Dave Thrasher on lead. Stock Atlantic sleeve. Disc is MINT. - (M) - $7.99- Order
Five Quails-Get to School on Time / Been a Long Time- 45- mono-Harvey HA-114 - Ultra-rare 1961 release 45 RPM release by the Five Quails, a Doo Wop group featuring former Moonglows member Harvey Fuqua, released on the rare Detroit Harvey label. While most guides list "Been A Long Time" as the A side, this disc actually has "Get to School On Time" (in the style of the Coasters "Charlie Brown") as the plug side. "Been A Long Time" is a beautiful Doo Wop ballad with Fuqua singing lead. The disc at hand is the rare 1st Press that lists "The Five Quails" as opposed to just "The Quails" as it appears on later presses. Disc has clean labels and vinyl is clean, glossy and Near Mint.
Gadabouts-Stranded In The Jungle/Blues Train- 45- Mono-Merc 70898 - original version of the Cadets Doo Wop classic, quite good! Nice copy! - (EXC) - $9.99- Order
McLaurin, Bette-My Heart Belongs to Only You/I Won't Tell a Soul I Love You- 45- mono-Derby 45-804 - 1952 45 rpm 7" single by Pop & R&B singer, Bette McLaurin, backed by vocal group, The Striders, and the Eddie Wilcox Orchestra. A side was a minor hit. Vinyl grades VG+-plain white sleeve.
Phillips, Phil-Take This Heart/Verdie Mae- 45- mono-Mercury 71531X45 - 1959 45 rpm 7" vinyl single by one-hit wonder ("Sea of Love"), Phil Phillips & his vocal group, The Twilights. A side is much like "Sea of Love". However, we've always thought that the B side, "Verdie Mae", really deserved to be a hit. Copy at hand is Mint and likely unplayed. Comes in vintage Mercury sleeve.
Tams/The Tams-Time For the Tams- LP- mono-ABC 596 - 1967 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Atlanta Soul quartet, The Tams. The Tams offered an interesting mix of early Soul with material typically written by white Southern Country songwriters, producing an interesting and popular fusion. The group also holds a hallowed position in the annals of Carolina Beach Music. Songwriters on this LP include Joe South (producer of this album), Mac Davis, Freddy Weller, Ray Whitley and Tommy Roe. Although no chart hits resulted from this LP, it is a solid outing in their classic style. Tracklist:
1 Ram Shackle Shack (Sparkling Brown Eyes)
2 It's Better to Have Loved a Little
3 Fall Down, Go Boom
4 Untie Me
5 Get Away
6 I've Been Hurt
7 How 'Bout It
8 Have Pity on Me
9 Breaking Up
10 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
11 Shelter South. Cover (small punch hole through bottom left corner) is super clean-no stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Disc is housed in crisp original inner sleeve and appears unplayed in MINT condtion. Plays MINT as well with almost no surface noise and rich, clear sound.
Upbeats, The-Just Like In the Movies/My Foolish Heart- 45- mono-Swan S 4010 - 1958 45 RPM release by The Upbeats. A side was minor summer hit. Breezy Pop vocal group style. Surface shows a few light marks. Plays nicely w/light surface noise and clear sound. - (EXC) - $4.99- Order
Various Artists-History of Rhythm & Blues Vols I, II, III, IV: Promo Sampler- 45- mono-Atlantic EP 8161 - 1968 promo-only 45 rpm LP release. This is a white label promo 7" disc with music on one side only. Disc offers snippets of songs from the excellent Atlantic Records series of LP's, "The History of Rhythm & Blues". Track list: Orioles: it's too soon to know * Stick Mcghee - drinking wine spo dee o dee * Ruth Brown - 5 10 15 hours * Clovers - one mint julep * Ruth Brown - mama he treats your daughter mean
Drifters - money honey * Chords - sh boom * Joe Turner - shake rattle and roll * Joe Turner - corrine corrina * Ivory Joe Hunter - since i met you baby * Lavern Baker - Jim Dandy
Chuck Willis - c.c. rider * The Coasters - yakety yak * Bobby Darin - splish splash * Ray Charles - what'd i say * Coasters - poison ivy. Custom picture sleeve (pictures of the LP series on the back) is clean with moderate creasing around the edges. Vinyl is clean & glossy with one small mark at the outside edge.