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Chicken Shack - OK Ken? - Original 1968 UK Blue Horizon label 11-track Mono LP

€ 100
ArtistChicken Shack
TitleOK Ken? - Original 1968 UK Blue Horizon label 11-track Mono LP
Price € 100
GenreBlues & Rock
FormatLP
Record labelBlue Horizon
Catalogue no7-63205
CountryUK
Year of release1968
GradingVG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover)
Stock listChicken Shack
Additional infoRare original 1968 UK Blue Horizon 11-track mono LP - British blues bands 2nd album.

Vinyl has the generic light blue labels with dark blue printing, and boxed circular company name-logo to the left of centrehole.

Vinyl has machine stamped matrix information:
Side 1: M7-63209-A1, mother/stamper A 1
Side 2: M7-63209-B1, mother/stamper A ()
suggesting this copy to be a 1st pressing - manufactured from the first set of master matrices, first set of mothers and extremely early - if not first - stampers

Vinyl is housed in an outer laminated Ernest J. Day & Co. manufactured gatefold picture cover.

Condition: VG+ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (Cover):

Vinyl is looks nice - not the best of carbon dyings, and used durectly from the paper inner sleeve and the interaction between this and the vinyl has some some far from audible and superlight sleeve lines... a couple of drop marks as well of which one incflicts a very few light and barely noticeable clicks in Side 1, track 5.

Labels has some degree of light and slightly scattered spindlewear - looks like a 2 - 3 handfuls on Side 1 and a couple of handfuls on Side 2 - not easy to determine. Labels does not display any wear to centerhole itself and labels are graded near mint.

Vinyl is overall graded straight VG+.

Cover is very nice - a few light and small lamination wrinkles from edges - very little wear to laminate itself - no wear to top seams or slightly pressurized spine - lower front panel is extremely nice - back panel has continous wear along lower half seam against opening - far from a split.
Top spine corner has a little rubbing - the rest very little - overall neat looking and way above average with no major distractions from viewing the artwork - graded close to near mint/excellent.

Tracklisting:

Side 1:
1. Baby's Got Ma Crying (Stan Webb) - 2:25
2. The Right Way Is My Way (Webb) - 2:00
3. Get Like You Used to Be (Webb - Christine Perfect) - 3:05
4. Pony and Trap (Webb) - 3:00
5. Tell Me (Chester Burnett - Howlin' Wolf) - 4:40
6. A Woman Is the Blues (Webb, Perfect) - 2:50

Side 2:
1. I Wanna See My Baby (Aaron Thibeaux Walker) - 3:30
2. Remington Ride (Hank Penny, Herb Remington) - 2:50
3. Fishing in Your River (Webb) - 4:30
4. Mean Old World (Walter Jacobs) - 3:15
5. Sweet Sixteen (Riley B. King, Joe Josea) - 6:20

'Get Like You Use To Be' and 'A Woman Is The Blues' recorded June 24th - otherwise recorded at CBS Studios, London October 22 and 23rd 1968.
Pressed by CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton, UK

Credits:

Chicken Shack:
Stan Webb - guitar, vocals
Christine Perfect - keyboards, vocals
Andy Sylvester - bass guitar
Dave Bidwell - drums

Additional musicians:
Roderick Lee - trumpet
Terry Noonan - trumpet
Steve Gregory - tenor saxophone
Buddy Beadle - alto and baritone saxophones
Johnny Almond - tenor saxophone
Don Fey - tenor saxophone
Walter Horton - harmonica

Technical credits:
Mike Vernon - Production
Mike Ross - Engineer

Artwork:
Terence Ibbott - Photography and design