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    4 track EPs seem to have been widespread before two-track 45's took over. Certainly there are millions of the things from the early 60s (and often later) here in Spain, and they often have great covers and artwork. They seem to have been much more widespread on the continent than in the UK or US.
    Yet I tend not to go for them unless they've got something I really want. Sound quality's the main suspicion, I think, but I'm not sure that I've just been spoiled by 45s. Prices also seem to show that collectors prefer a 45 to a crowded extended play - the sought-after ones all seem to be early recordings by the usual names - Beatles, Stones etc rather than DJ grails.
    What do you reckon about 7" EPs. Any cool raers? Oh yeah, and post some pretty pictures. Here's a couple I've picked up in the last month.

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    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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    great version of "king creole" on that one



    any excuse to stick this one up again - excellent versions of "frenesi" and "misirlou"



    includes the first (Honor Blackman period) Avengers theme.

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    • #3


      Only have the single of this (same cover though)...

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      • #4
        There are numerous Marie Laforet eps, numbered in Roman numerals. They are usually pretty cheap so not cool raers. They all have a cover showing Marie looking very cheekboney. I have a few. Vol XV seems to be the most sought after because it's the one with the Sunday Morning cover on.

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        Harking back I've had this EP for ever and the version of the Thunderbirds Theme is pure magic.
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        "You don't want to kill the cash donkey"

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        • #5
          In the mid to late 50s EMI and its various labels had a house style for comedy EPs.














          In 1961 Stanley Holloway went all orange and switched the photo to the left of the sleeve, George Martin got all distracted by the Beatles and nothing was the same ever again.

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          • #6
            And speaking of Parlophone, they were determined to squeeze the most out of any big stars on their label. An example being Peter Sellers with nearly all his album tracks off The Best Of Sellers, Songs For Swingin' Sellers and Peter And Sophia being gradually eked out over various EP releases from 1958-60.






















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            • #7
              lovely pics as always AG!

              talking of DJ grails on EP, I'm sure there are a few, but the only one that springs to mind at the moment is Oscar Brown Jr, "Humdrum Blues" is LP-only except for this European EP: https://www.discogs.com/master/view/566492

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              • #8
                Originally posted by bongolia View Post
                lovely pics as always AG!

                talking of DJ grails on EP, I'm sure there are a few, but the only one that springs to mind at the moment is Oscar Brown Jr, "Humdrum Blues" is LP-only except for this European EP: https://www.discogs.com/master/view/566492
                Blimey - that one seems to be pricey now! Sure I used to see that one on my trawls round the flea market of Paris. Never picked one up as I have the Lp - obviously a wrong move.

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                • #9
                  Noro Morales "Mississippi Mambo" is on this little EP:
                  https://www.discogs.com/Noro-Morales-Latin-Americana/release/2242660

                  which avoids having to play the styrene (!) LP on Gala



                  a lot of excitable comments in Spanish on that video - "Piano brutal!!!!"

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by bongolia View Post
                    Noro Morales "Mississippi Mambo" is on this little EP:

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                    a lot of excitable comments in Spanish on that video - "Piano brutal!!!!"
                    I want that one. The comments are mostly from Colombian viejoteca fans. Viejoteca roughly means "oldies disco" and refers to sound systems and clubs in the 70s and 80s where they'd play loads of old mambo, boogaloo and early salsa.
                    I'm in touch with a guy who plays an hour of viejoteca stuff on a local radio station for latin American residents here and he's put me onto some brilliant stuff. .
                    Vardy.....¡¡¡PELIGRO!!!

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                      DANCE TO THE RADIO

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                        Wonderful 4 track EP, which contains the Joe's immortal version of "Señor Blues"...


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                        • #13
                          this Australian Brenton Wood EP is the non-LP way to get the lovely "I'm The One Who Knows"

                          https://www.discogs.com/Brenton-Wood...elease/7099718



                          popular track among the LA sweet soul fans which probably explains the price now...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Agnes_Guano View Post
                            And speaking of Parlophone, they were determined to squeeze the most out of any big stars on their label. An example being Peter Sellers with nearly all his album tracks off The Best Of Sellers, Songs For Swingin' Sellers and Peter And Sophia being gradually eked out over various EP releases from 1958-60.


                            Irene Handl to Sophia Loren ,... interesting trajectory ...
                            "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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                            • #15
                              A 4 track 7" EP I adore by pragVEC from 1978. It seems fully formed as a fairly short EP. Having a whole LP might have lessened the overall impact. Likewise the 1st Creatures 2x7" pack.
                              "White paper inner sleeve is pristine ..."

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