1950s-early 60s America; a heart-warming age of innocence, drive-in movies, poodle skirts, barbershops, bubblegum and an endless supply of rock ‘n’ roll/ doo wop 45s to load your jukebox. Things may have moved on since then, but we here at 991 can't help but notice just how good the music still sounds, some might say ten times better than most anything released in the charts today. Just take a glance at some of the tunes we’ve stocked in our newly opened ‘50s & 60s 7” Collection’ store. Everything from pop, beat, R&B, blues, rockabilly, rock n roll and doo-wop hits of the era are being filtered as we speak.
Here’s a snappy little selection of some of the biggest investment grade items we’ve added thus far. And no need to worry, for every one £300 Eddie Holland 7” we’ve found, there’s dozens of £8 chart favourites… in mint condition. Happy days!
Extremely rare 1958 UK 7" vinyl single with intact triangular centre, also including Mean Old Blues, London company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in incredible EX-/EX condition with just a few light surface scuffs to show for its fifty years. A wonderful copy of this seminal Doo Wop track! 45-HLM8730
1965 UK 4-track 7" vinyl EP – Like a young tiger cub's purr, Anthony's voice eminates from the grooves as smooth as a chocolate biscuit dunked in a hearty mug o'coffee! A treat from start to finish with the beautiful floorfiller, Goin' Out Of My Head through to the silky I'm On The Outside Looking in, Hurt So Bad and Make It Easy On Yourself. Unbeatable vocals over unfaultable production from Teddy Randazzo. An absolute treat
All time classic 1961 UK 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, also including Indian Girl, Columbia company die cut paper sleeve. The vinyl on this copy remains in excellent condition with just light surface hairlines to show for its fifty years – as good as it gets! 45-DB4605
1961 UK 7" vinyl single with intact 4-prong centre – A breathtaking Doo Wop excursion from the Brooklyn outfit, backed with When I Was Single. The vinyl has few light surface marks with minor spindle wear and a smallbiro mark [from the previous owner] to the label and is in excellent condition – A wonderful find and a real treat! 45-R4822