April 16, 2020
Start Date: March 16, 2020
Final Price: $299.99 (USD)
Seller Feedback: 1652
Buyer Feedback: 27
[Note: Due to E-bay’s recent changes that have converted all 30-day listings into “Good Until Canceled” listings, I reserve the right to end any auction within 24 hours of its listed closing time with no advanced notice given to watchers, to avoid any automatic relisting fees on unsold items.]
SAL DAVIS “Sultan Qaboos Song” b/w “When You’re In Love” 45 (Sal Davis Production c. 1974/Self-released ORIGINAL!!)
This was definitely in the list of “records I’ll never sell”, and with good reason! The biggest slice of Afro-Arab funk to come out of Kenya/Oman, served here by the Kenyan singer Sal Davis in praise of the recently-deceased sultan of Oman, Sultan Qaboos Bin Said (r. 1970-2020). And this is most definitely not a case of “oh, this person passed away, so this record will be valuable”…if you’ve heard it, you know it’s worth its weight in gold because IT ROCKS SO DANG HARD! Fuzz guitar solos, gruff but tuneful English and Arabic vocals, and a relentless beat…pretty much everything you need in a perfect song!
And of course since Mr. Davis issued this one himself, it’s rarer than rare, so don’t sleep on it, since it won’t come up again for a long, loooong time!
Check it out here:
Condition: Record is VG, with some noticeable surface noise throughout and a few louder pops mostly at the beginning. Sleeve is VG+, with a stamp on the back. Check soundclip and photos.
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Your item(s) will be shipped within ten (10) days of receiving cleared payment.
Please see my other auctions for more rare music.