|By lasunshine (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:03 am:|
Has anyone heard of The Gaylettes? I think Judy Mowat was the lead singer (whoever she was?) What did they sound like? Was this a typical girl group sound? Somehow I associate this with reggae...which I don't care much for.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 02:53 am:|
There a great dancer by a group called
"Heartaches(I just cant Take)"
and is a nice 4 beats to the bar uptempo
quite a rarity.
Dont know if its the same as the Gaylettes you are asking about though.
I know this track was out on a cd a while ago
as a for millionaires only compilation.
Funny really as this same track was worth sod all years previously to anyone that knows about rare soul 45s on the uk scene,
but when a so called big shot finds it
spins it again
gets the people to make it rarer than it ever was then puts it out on cd
then so be it.
but then again
nothing new there is there.
|By RODS (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 05:43 am:|
It was always a high priced rarity. Not too good though.
Yes they were a reggae group. Had releases in USA on Steady.May even have recorded tracks in US.Nothing like girl group sound.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 07:38 am:|
speak for yourself mate
I saw it a few times at far lower than what it was priced at today.
Perhaps I'm a bull shitter
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 07:52 am:|
Not too good though!
I like it anyway.
The Bull shitter(mel)
|By RODS (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 09:50 am:|
Of course it was priced lower than today. Every record was!! I sold it Brownie around '88 with a load of other "rarities" and I got a lot for it, bearing in mind the prices at that time.
I couldn't agree more about the "big shots". I see the Extremes on 4J is now on Manship's "Rarest of the Rare". I had it and no one was interested apart from Brownie. He did give me a good trade on it but if I'd have kept it I doubt anyone would have been taken by it until Manship turned his copy up. It's all about the "name" djs paying big money off the "name" dealers.
|By Eli (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 09:52 am:|
I believe that Judy Mowatt is a Reggae artist and possibly with the I Threes, is that right Ritchie H???.
|By dvdmike (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 12:09 pm:|
Years ago, I had an album by The I-Threes that was partly produced by Thom Bell for EMI-America. Tyrone Downie did the rest of it. It was a pretty decent album. Thom produced his sessions at Compass Point in Nassau. One of the songs was a nice remake of Elton John's "Mama Can't Buy You Love." It was a bit of a departure for the group as it had a Jones Girls kind of groove. Thing is, I can't find that album anywhere, I was hoping it might be available on CD, but it's nowhere to be found. I first heard it around 1984, Tom Tom 84 had a copy of it. Hopefully someday it will turn up.
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 01:16 pm:|
Fair Dues Rods
I thought you were having a pop at me.
catch ya later
|By Ritchie (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 02:32 pm:|
Yep, Bobby - Judy Mowatt was lead singer of the Gaylets (aka Gaylettes, Gaytones) with Beryl Lawson and Merle Clemonson. As has been noted here, she later joined Rita Marley and Marcia Griffiths in the I-Threes, the female vocal trio who backed up Bob Marley both on stage and on record.
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 02:47 pm:|
JUST CURIOUS!!!...COULD A GROUP TODAY GET AWAY WITH THE NAME "GAYLETTES" (NOT THAT THERES ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT)???...STUBASS
|By Ritchie (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 03:20 pm:|
Well, Stu - there's another (still-functioning) male Jamaican vocal group who make me wonder sometimes if they ever regret the name they chose back in the early sixties - the Gaylads...
|By Ramrod (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 08:45 pm:|
Two snaps up and talk to the hand!!!