Un-Ez Listening / OSTs / Library / TV / Breaks / Electronic / Childrens LPs

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an EX+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

All media links are directly underneath each item in red – just hover your mouse over the link and when it turns blue click on it and it will take you directly to the YouTube page or my own soundfile / scan.

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John Barry / Petulia / WB / USA / 1968 / M/M / £12 £6

Sealed copy – small drill-hole front top left – Highway 101 etc – one of JB’s best

Francis Lai / Hannibal Brooks / UA / 1969 / M-/Ex+ / £40 £20

Tiny sleeve wear – rare OST from Lai – so many good cuts – great movie too

Riz Ortolani / Africa Addio / UA / Germany / 1966 /M-/M- / £30 £15

Immaculate copy – rare score from Ortolani – pure Drama vibes

Colosseum / Valentyne Suite / Bronze (gatefold) / UK / 1969 / M-/VG+ / £15 £8

Nice copy – 1972 reissue – Elegy / The Kettle (break) etc – widely collected

Ella Fitzgerald / Sunshine Of Your Love / MPS / France / 1969 / M-/M- / £20 £10

A1 copy – Sunshine Of Your Love – simply THE best voice ever

Kraftwerk / Kraftwerk / Vertigo (Dbl LP) / UK / 1972 / M-/M-/Ex+ / £300 £200

Teeniest sleeve wear / incredibly rare Kraut / Electronica – uber-scarce UK OG copy – simply one of THE most amazing groups  ever

The Incredible Bongo Band / The Incredible Bongo Band / Pride / USA / 1974 / M/M / £15 £8

Seales reissue copy – Ohkey-Dokey / Kiburi (breaks) etc – immaculate Funky Breaks set

Meal Ticket / Code Of The Road / EMI / UK / 1977 / M-/M- / £10 £5

A1 copy – Georgia Syncopator (break) – stunning drums – begging to be sampled

Ralph Lundsten / Discophrenia / EMI-Harvest / Sweden / 1978 / M-/Ex+ / £50 £25

Best copy I’ve ever had – Discophrenia (break) etc – totally original sounds

The Electric Prunes / Mass In F Minor / Reprise / USA / 1968 / M/M / £15 £8

Sealed reissue copy / I’ve also got a clean German copy for £12 – Kyrie Eleison (break) etc – Axelrod guiding the ship

The Dudley Moore Trio / The Dudley Moore Trio / Decca / UK / 1969 / M-/M- / £30 £15

A1 copy – Amalgam etc – so much more than Peter Cook’s sidekick, eh?

Nucleus / Snakehips Etcetera / Vertigo / UK / 1975 / M-/M- / £50 £25

Perfect copy – Snakehips Etcetera (break) etc – Ian Carr’s genius

Bengt Hambraeus / Constellations & Interferences / Limelight (gatefold) / USA / 1968 / M-/M- / £25 £12

A1 condish, Promo copy – madcap / electronic scrunge – otherworldly…

Karl Erik Welin / Bengt Hambraeus / Interferences For The Organ/II For Organ Sounds / Philips / UK / 1965 / M-/Ex+ / £60 £30

Rare UK experimental / avant-garde scrunge – incredibly rare

Salena Jones / Salena Jones / Muza / Poland / 1971 / M-/Ex / £25 £12

Teeny sleeve wear – Right Now / This Girl’s In Love With You etc – solid set

Johnny Jenkins / Ton-Ton Macoute / Atlantic / UK / 1972 / M-/Ex+ / £30 £15

Top copy – I Walk On Guilded Splinters (break) etc – amazing version to Dr. John

Little Richard / The “Rill” Thing / Reprise / USA / 1970 / M-/VG+ / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – The Rill Thing (break) etc – a total star…

Alan Tew / This Is My Scene / Decca / UK / 1967 / M-/VG+ / £15 £8

Teeny sleeve rub – Detroit City / Yeh-Yeh etc etc – man who went on to give us ‘The Hanged Man’ / ‘Drama Suite pts 1 & 2’ etc etc – a highly talented librarian

Albert Van Dam & Orchestra / The Crazy Horses Saloon / Pye International / UK / 1965 / M-/VG+ / £20 £10

Tiny sleeve / flaps rub – minimal – Voodoo Doll etc – sleazy EZ does it

Manfred Man / Up The Junction / Fontana / UK / 1968 / M-/Ex / £40 £20

Top copy – teeny sleeve wear – Sheila’s Dance etc

Upp / This Way Upp / Epic / UK / 1976 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

Teeny sleeve wear – Get To The Bottom (break) etc – each of their LPs have breaks on them

US 69 / Yesterday’s Folks / Buddah / USA / 1969 / M-/Ex+ / £40 £20

Tiny storage warp – dnap – 2001: A Spaced Odyssey (breaks) etc – I just wish they could do this LP live – now that would be celestial

Big Jim Sullivan / Sitar Beat / Mercury / UK / 1967 / M-/M- / £40 £20

Top copy – Tallyman / Sitar Beat / The Koan etc – this guy taught George Harrison how to play sitar

The Brass Ring / The Brass Ring feat. Phil Bodner / Project 3 (gatefold) / USA / 1972 / M-/Ex+ / £15 £8

Top copy – Ain’t No Sunshine etc – ace version – heavy on the phlanged brass

Les Baxter / Wild Guitars / Capitol / USA / 1960s / M-/VG / £12 £6

Top seam wear – Cubana Mulatta etc – from the ‘Helles Belles’ man

The Sonics / Here Comes The Sun / Avenue / UK / 1973 / M-/M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – Rain, Rain Go Away – Bob Azzam cover (break) etc – weirdo / religious group on YET another top track / break

Mohammed El-Bakkar / The Magic Carpet / Audio-Fidelity / USA / 1960s / M-/M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – still in shrink – small drill-hole top front right – Dance of The Nile etc – maaaaad Eastern vibeisms

Helen Reddy / I Am Woman / Capitol / UK / 1972 / M-/VG+ / £5 £2

Slight sleeve h2o staining – Hit The Road Jack – superb Club version – wonderful

Voices In Latin / Something Cool / Pulsar / USA / 1968 / M-/Ex+ / £30 £15

A1 copy – still in shrink – drill-hole front bottom right -Busy / Tea For Three etc – Barbara Moore in charge here