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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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    • Cheers for that Gary, as ever you are a class act. I am the same as you in that I have also not played the A side for an awful long time, maybe as far back as 1983 or so. I think it became so overplayed in the latter part of the 80s with the Levi advert that it put me right off it.
  • The Amazing B side to the ultra amazing Buddy Ace - Screaming Please

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    • Cracker of a song there Gary.
      I have a coupe of suggestions to add to this ever growing list of fantastic songs. The first is the B side of Marving Gaye's 'Heard it Through the Grapevine' from 68 and is called 'Need Somebody.' It is a truly fantastic record and my only regret is that I have owned that record for at least 35 years and it took until today to play the B side. The other one I have only owned since last week and is the B side to the Velvelettes 'These Things Will Keep me Loving You.' It is called 'Since You've Been Loving Me' and yet again is a wonderful song, and like the Marvin Gaye one, even better than the A side imho. If you know them well you have been luckier than me to have been listening to them for a while, if not search them out as they are well worth the effort.
      Buddy Ace - What Can I Do - YouTube
    • That's a belter Gary :-)
      Buddy Ace - What Can I Do - YouTube
    • Thanks Paddy... A proper uplifting, jumping at the Go-Go tune!

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  • The amazing B side to the one and only one.

  • 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)

    A's

    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

    B's 

    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.
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