CRATESOFSOUL RECORDS is a record label specializing in the reissue of tasty vinyl straight from the vaults of the 1960 ' s, 70 's and 80 's respectively .
We are dedicated to preserving music for future generations to enjoy in tangible physical formats - by way of limited 7 " vinyl releases.
These are pressed in limited copy runs of 200 .
We see our re- issued material as musical preservation - come on board and sample the vinyl delights.
SPACEARK - DO WHAT YOU CAN DO / DON’T STOP ( CS002 )
We are delighted to offer our second release on the CratesOfSoul record label .
Once again a limited edition 7” vinyl of 200 units only.
Back in 1975 Spaceark recorded a obscure private press album from the streets of California.
The A side : Do What You can Do was cut back in 1975 and saw a release as a 45 on the eye catching home spun Color World label a year later in 1976. This has become a collectable 45 in the ensuing years .
Back in the halcyon days of the mid 70 ‘s this saw action as a new release spin in the Northern soul clubs of the United Kingdom . Gaining dancefloor acceptance at Cleethorpes Winter Gardens, Blackpool Mecca, The Ritz , and even garnering turntable activity @ Mr M’ s of the famous Wigan Casino .
Vibrant vocals over a nifty shuffling scintillating cocktail of funky grooves makes it easy to understand it’s acceptance at the aforementioned progressive arenas .
Mysteriously the track never rose to the pinnacle deserved . In the passage of time the 45 has become a sought after 45 across Europe commanding a £40 - £50 price tag . Lost in the sands of time we thought it was well overdue a renaissance.
The B side is a killer - no filler ‘ Don’ t Stop ‘ featuring the lead vocals of Dolores Hardy screams for dancefloor potential in today’s acceptance of funky delicacies across Europe.
This one only saw an album release in recent years following a Japanese reissue on compact disc in 2011 courtesy of Creole Music .
The 45 was issued on two occasions , both equally obscure and sought after by collectors across Europe.
Firstly on Color World as Spaceark and then as Dolly Way And Space Ship Earth . Both obscure and the Color World 45 often fetching £60 plus . Recent sales through Discogs show the latter between £42 and £70 , and the other version never selling and wanted by 94 collectors.
So £9.99 plus postage gets you a double sider for a lot less than this !!
Buy it now or regret later Ebay and Discogs love procrastinators....
Available direct from the label or check our record label page on Bandcamp where you get the digital download in varying formats .