12/17/2004

$1 Flea Funk Forty Five Find


A couple of years ago my friend was offered 200 UKP for this one. I found a somewhat scratchy copy at the flea this past weekend for a buck. Decent enough song, but it's a textbook example of the kind of funk 45s that non-enthusiasts love to hate: sloppy performance, lo-fi production, piss-poor pressing, ultra-rare, and very expensive. I'm pleased as punch to have acquired it so cheaply but I'll enjoy (and play out) far more the mint copy of The Coasters ON BROADWAY LP that I got the same day for a bargain of $12.

5 Comments:

Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

The original version of sleepwalk.

12/17/2004 06:25:00 PM  
Blogger cowbwoy said...

funny, the # is the same as "sleep walk. when i got "sleep walk", i played them back to back and the quality is the same, but sleep walk has stronger vocals.

12/17/2004 09:16:00 PM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

According to the label owner Pimp walk is the original, and a bit of a regional hit(virginia) Sleep walk was an attempt to mainsteam the song for a national hit. That failed. Supposedly the "rarer" version Pimp walk was pressed in far greater numbers than sleep walk.

12/18/2004 12:35:00 AM  
Blogger Brent Goodsell said...

Marco you're image went down, so I replaced with a label scan I have of Pimp walk

12/20/2004 02:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dude if this "flea" is 7mile you's one lucky bastard.

Rob

12/21/2004 07:05:00 AM  

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