Various Artists

Rare Breed R&B - The Lost Years

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This unique set brings together a treasure trove of R&B rarities enshrined by the $3,000 “Lookin’ For My Baby”, recorded by The Nightriders in 1959 for Juggy Murray’s Sue imprint. Murray had co-founded Sue Records two years earlier with fellow New Yorker Bobby Robinson whose Fire label provides us with the equally compelling “Keep A’Calling” by Paul Perryman (side 1, track 1), a snip at only $300! The set bursts into life with Vernon Harrell’s hot dance ticket “Slick Chick”, currently commanding a cool $400 on its original Lescay label. Northern Soul fans will be interested to know that Harrell co-wrote “Seven Days Too Long” with J R Bailey (aka Chuck Wood) and “Sweet Sweet Lovin’” for The Platters. Mike Robinson (“Lula”) also has a tenuous Northern Soul connection, he was originally in Bobby Thomas’ Vibranaires before joining the Orioles alongside the legendary Sonny Til. BOTH Earl King’s make the playlist: Earl “Connelly” with his hard “Every Whicha Kinda Way” and the New Orleans native Earl King with “Darling Honey Angel Child”, an early prototype of the standard “Come On”. Look out too for rare soul sweetheart Baby Washington, “Medicine Man”. A Collection to Treasure…
Over $6,000 worth of original vinyl now available - for the first time - on one collectable Long Play vinyl album


1. Vernon Harrell - Slick Chick
2. Earl (Connelly) King - Every Whicha Kinda Way
3. Little Marie Allen - Humdinger
4. Teddy (Mr Bear) Mcrae - Hi' Fi' Baby
5. The Nightriders - Lookin' For My Baby
6. Little Luther - Steppin' High
7. Earl King - Darling Honey Angel Child
8. Lillian Vines And The Dynamics - I Dreamed About My Baby Last Night
9. Paul Perryman - Keep A'calling
10. Mike Robinson - Lula
11. Harold Jackson And The Jackson Brothers - Freedom Riders
12. The Drivers - Mr Astronaut
13. Gloria Irving - I Need A Man
14. Rudy Lambert - Jamboree
15. Jeanette B. Washington - Medicine Man
16. Rose Mitchell - Baby Please Don't Go

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