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  • Billy Best and the Ditalians – Baby That Takes the Cake

    Artist Track Label
    Billy Best and the Ditalians Baby That Takes the Cake Mercury Records
    Year Format Country
    1969 7" Vinyl

    Produced by Jack Daniels

    Sadly not much is known about this artist or his band which is surprising seen as it got a release on the hugely popular Mercury Records label. It’s been kicking around the rare funk scene for the last few years now and has appeared on a few mixes including one of my own.
    Most Of The Dj’s were either not listing it in the track listings or covering the label when they were playing it out.
    Over the last few months a few have now popped up for sale on various sites which is a good thing but you’re going to be needing a few pounds if you want a copy. The last one that sold in a reasonable condition had a £100.00 price tag on it. It’s a truly great piece of fast firing funk worthy of its lost status.

    Is it a Lost Record: YES
    The Lost Record shines the light on vinyl tracks not available (at the time of publishing) on iTunes/Apple Music or Spotify.

    Words: DJ Bob Burrows