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The Poison Ivy acetate

A rare version of The Paramounts' hit with artists' signatures


'Little Mick' Brownlee, original Paramounts drummer, writes to 'Beyond the Pale':

'I have a copy of the first acetate demo record that we made in early 1962 in London. The recording was financed by our then manager Peter Tomlin aka Martin and only six were cut. The two numbers recorded are Poison Ivy and, on the flipside, Further On Up the Road:  it's on the Channell Entertainments label.'

Click on the illustration (right) to hear a bit of the demo
.

How rare is that?
Here's a close-up of that historic label (we can assume it was typed before being stuck on the acetate):

Copyright recording
not for public sale
all rights of performance
and reproduction reserved

Universal Programmes
Corporation Ltd

Channell Entertainments Ltd

45 rpm
Poison Ivy

The Paramounts

Division of International
Broadcasting Co Ltd

35 Portland Place, London W1
Tel. Langham 2000

 

Thanks, Little Mick

Thanks, Mick!

The B side, Further On Up the Road, has no typing on it.
Here is the priceless recording, presented on a sheet signed by Gary Brooker, Chris Copping, Mick Brownlee and Robin Trower.

 


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