Announcing 2 recent releases on the Hit and Run label :
HR 1521 MARVIN SMITH - Heartache Comin' On / Hearts Made Of Stone
Two totally wonderful mid-70s Chicago previously unreleased tracks - A-side is a classic Chicago midpacer, B-side a super super ballad. After all his iconic Artistics and later solo sides, we all know Marvin's ability as a vocalist; both sessions here are self-produced and arranged by the great Tom Washington with The Kitty Haywood Singers backing. Marvin spent so much money on the sessions he couldn't then manage to get them released till over 40 years later.
That's it for the sale blurb folks - this deal took 7 months to get over the line, I hope you like it.
HR 1522 - COCO and BEN - Good Feelin' / See The World
A totally wonderful Memphis indie 45 from 1979. First brought to these shores by Arthur Fenn around 1982, very limited copies of this ever surfaced. Last seen on ebay over 7 years ago, now must be in the £1,500 region. A few carvers seem to exist around £20 - you can buy a legitimate release here for £12 - Coco is alive and living in Memphis and the advance royalties have gone directly to her. Brilliant female vocal - still sounds as great to me today as it did when I first heard it all those years ago from a Robin Salter cassette.
Here's a youtube link with an enthusiastic narrative from JM
The flipside 'See The World' is pretty good too - and here's Ted's youtube
£12 each + £3 UK postage; simply paypal - firstname.lastname@example.org ( UK postage £3.00 / EU postage (untracked) £4.00 - is good for 1-3 records)