January 12, 2017 - 06:24:26 AM GMT (3 months ago)
isnw_ecpisnw_ecp The Christmas tree is back in the shed, the decorations are back in their boxes and stacked in the closet so it's time to get busy flogging some Arizona vinyl biscuits here and reclaim my (self proclaimed) title of "Arizona's #1 seller" of quality local music. Over the last couple of days there his been lots of interest and internet chatter about the Possums record on JM. Several eBay listings up, then down, as the frenzy ensued. To make a long story short, after years of searching I was finally able to snag a stone mint copy of The Possum's "She's Loving Me" b/w "King In His World" on the JM label #3824 to replace mine. The ultimate upgrade! So now I am listing here my old copy that any of you would be most proud to own. I have gotten several calls in the last few days from collectors looking for a copy of this record so I'm happy to offer this beautiful copy to you now. And now some history....JM Records 217 W, 3rd St. Scottsdale, AZ, was owned by Jerry Malouf, who's family was in the construction/real estate business. Malouf, known for his wild parties where the "In Crowd" would meet, hired Ray Lindstrom (Zoom Records - Tucson) to produce the session at Audio Recorders in late 1966. Tim Ramsey was the engineer. Lindstrom does not remember Malouf even being at the session. Musician Ken Walker told a "local scribe" some years ago that the music was actually performed by The Shi-Reeves, that included himself and Bob Narloch, both of whom would morph into Kennelmus a few years later. Lindstrom could only remember that there was a band in the studio, not that it was The Shi-Reeves. Walker also stated at the time that The Possums were "...a four member vocal quartet...there's nine guys in the studio and only four of them are Possums." Lead singer Michael Hubbard also wrote both of the songs that Lindstrom's Burtray Music published. There are three complete takes of "She's Loving Me" and two of "King In His World" listed on the tape box that also spelled the name; "The Possoms" The record was pressed (500) at Wakefield Manufacturing in Phoenix, in Feburary of 1967, House # sjw 9086. Vinyl condition is a beautiful VG++(M-), with just a few very, very light sleeve scuffs visible on the shiny bright playing surfaces and one superficial 1/4" mark on the flip side vinyl. Hear a clip of this record on the player above, notice one click at :30, otherwise a minty copy audiowise. Labels are M-. These show up rarely on eBay and until a few days ago there were only two listed on Popsike, both in lesser condition. Why a record of this musical quality is not high on the G300 list is a mystery to me and so many others who appreciate excellent Fuzz/Garage records. Thanks to DanMo for editing skills above and beyond... Now is the rare opportunity to ad this killer Fuzz platter to your collection. Don't be shy. Bid accordingly and good luck! This is a 45 rpm record. NO RESERVE. Check my positive feedback and bid with confidence. Satisfaction Guaranteed. USPS shipping in USA only $3.00. England, Europe, Asia, Japan & Australia to $14.00, to Canada $8.00. (Buyers from Italy must pay extra for registered mail!) Purchase multiple items and save on shipping. Paypal purchases are usually shipped within two days. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email me. Check out my other Arizona items currently for sale on eBay.
January 05, 2017 - 06:24:26 AM GMT (4 months ago)