Amazing B sides

Over the past few years I have started to collect some fantastic vinyl 45s again. Some have been bought from car boot sales for next to nothing and others I have paid a few quid for, although to be honest I have not paid more than £12 yet. I already had quite a few great Soul and R&B singles from my early Mod days and have often been amazed at just how good some of the B sides are on these tracks. I will start off with the B side to a record I have had since 1982. 'Mockingbird' by Inez Foxx was the first record released on the British Sue label in 1963 (as far as I am aware), as well as the main track being superb the B side called 'He's the one You Love' is fantastic too. So what are your own favourite B sides to these crackin records.

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  • Not sure if these really count. I picked out a few A-sides with good B-sides, played all the A's through then flipped 'em to play all the B's. A good session, I think ;0)


    Freeform - Ernest Ranglin

    Yeah, Yeah - Georgie Flame & the Blue Flames

    Voodoo - Tubby Hayes

    Comin' Home Baby - Mel Torme

    Soul Stomp - Georgie Fame

    Othelia - Yusef Lateef

    Camp Meetin' - Don Wilkerson

    Compared To What - Les McCann & Eddie Harris

    O' Baby - Billy Hawks


    Skalvou'va - Ernest Ranglin

    Preach & Teach - Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames

    Give Me Love - Kenny Lynch

    Bailey's Blues - Tubby Hayes

    Right Now - Mel Torme

    Last Night - Georgie Fame

    Cold Duck - Les McCann & Eddie Harris

    Whip It On Me - Billy Hawks

    • Some fine jazzy numbers there Gary. I also really liked the organ groove of the Billy Hawks B side.
    • Cheers Chris, that Billy Hawks is something else mate. His blazing 'O' Baby (I Believe I'm Losing You)' first discovered by Giles Peterson and Baz Fe Jazz in the 1980's! I came across Billy Hawks via the brilliant Acid Jazz labels Humble Souls cover,  'Beads Things & Flowers'. 

  • Another couple to add to the list of fine B sides. I received a copy of The Tams 1964 track 'Its All Right' the other day there. The B side 'You Lied to Your Daddy' is also really good and worth checking out. A recrord I have had since 2010 is the wonderful northern classic 'Blowing my Mind to Pieces' by Bob Relf. For some reason I was unsure if i had heard the B side and gave it a spin. Called 'Girl You're my Kind of Wonderful' it is a really brilliant track and one i would certainly play at a club night.
    • Two cracking B-sides there Chris. Both really cool floaters that would perhaps be more appreciated by the mature dancer. I love 'em both, with 'Girl You're My Kind Of Wonderful', the B-side to 'Blowing My Mind To Pieces' (an absolute rip-roaring classic in itself) being my favourite of the two. Having said that, 'You Lied To Your Daddy' the B-side to 'It's All Right' is a great late night R&B moocher. Superb picks my man ;0)

    • Cheers for putting that one on Gary, fully appreciate it. I agree with you on your choice too, although i also really rate the Tams track too.
    • Thank you Chris, great posts as per usual. It got me flicking through the vinyl collection looking for 'Blowing My Mind To Pieces', which I thought I had somewhere and got sidetracked, as you do. So now playing classics I've not played in awhile ;0)

    • It is a nice way to spend a wee bit of time Gary. Sometimes it is easy to forget what B sides you have listened to and what you have not so it is always possible there is a gem in the collection like that Bob Relf B I had never played. (or heard)

    Btw, how did your set go down last Saturday, Mr Cameron?
    • It seemed to go down pretty well Kai, aside from dozens of people getting up and leaving halfway through it ha ha. All kidding aside it was a great night and the tunes seemed to go down well with the punters on the dance floor plus Molloy, Quinny and the team who run the show.
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