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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    • Being the beach bum that I have now become, this track is right up my street! This is going on my surfing playlist for summer... Great post Becs ;0)

    • You've haven't been to our beaches in Victoria, Gaz! However, considering it's been an excruiating summer at the moment, I wouldn't blame you for wantingvto stay indoors... :-) Glad you liked the track!

    • That is a really good track MG, and one that I have never before. I have also never even heard of the band so it is always great to hear something new. I have been buying a decent amount of records recently but the b sides have mostly been not anything great. One exception to that rule is a record i bought last week by Fontella Bass and Bobby McClure. The A side is brilliant and is called 'You'll Miss Me.' The B side is every bit as good as far as I am concerned and is called 'Don't Jump.' Well worth checking out on youtube or some similar place.

    • I thought the same as I only discovered earlier this week, also...

    • Great find Becs, well done.

    • A superb track Chris. Anything with these two on is sure to spark interest. A great collaboration and post mate ;0)

    • Cheers Gary. I have only heard a few of their collaborations but I shall certainly pay more notice to their tracks in the future.

  • Recently bought a really good track called 'I Want You Round by Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston. Its on the yellow Tamla label from 1964. The B side 'What Good Am I Without You' is a great record too and well worth a listen.

    • A nice purchase there Chris with a cracking B side. On further inspection this title (must have been something in the water at the time) threw up some interesting sides also well worth a listen. Smokey Robinson & Mary Wells, no slouches themselves in the vocal department, did the original version but this Marvin Gaye & Kim Weston rendition, is far superior in my humble opinion. I also wonder what it would have sounded like with Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell? Just a thought...


    • Some fantastic songs there Gary. I had heard the Jackie Wilson one before but not the others. The Darrow Fletcher one has that classic Northern Soul sound.

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