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Barbara Mcnair

You're Gonna Love My Baby

TMG 544 is for the British Tamla Motown collectors, is an indelible # stamped into their consciousness.

So far and away from the norm of the mid-sixties Hitsville output, at the time of release, even the UK Tamla Motown appreciative’s were a little confused by one of the greatest female Big Production Beat Ballads ever made.

When the ever inventive Berry Gordy’s experiement with the New York Sound hit the market; as utterly brilliant as it is, the release only achieved sparse sales in the USA and far less in Britain.

So step forward the intrepid British cratediggin’ collectors and DJ’s who missed nothing in their quest to rediscover what jewels were missed, then quickly deleted; to expose the next head-turner to hitting the turntables.

Jimmy Radcliffe’s “Long after Tonight Is All Over” had already primed the dancefloor for the overwhelming “Beat Ballad”. The launch of Barbara’s overlooked masterpiece didn’t take much persuasion for it to be taken in the heart’s of the Club faithful; later heralded as an All-Time-Great..

The Northern Soul demand has certainly made it more difficult for the TMG gatherer to complete; with TMG 544 invariably being within the last frustrating 45’s to capture. With the value rising on the back of two vibrant collecting scenes, almost yearly.

So we are pleased today to have rescued this copy from a previous life of being dumped into an moved-on MOD’s attic along with a few other mid-60’s Twisted Wheel era classics, circa 1969

PLEASE NOTE. Although this 45 has not, we feel, been played for decades and the vinyl is beautifully clean. The storage has not been exactingly kind to the labels. Please scrutinize BOTH labels carefully. A-side has some very mild “spotting” but absolutely nothing to deter you from soliciting ownership. Flipside has a tiny area of “black-paper-fade” just over the “writer credits” and the name “Barbara” it is mild as you can see.

But as most of you TMG-tyrants are seeking OCD perfection, we felt we must point you in the direction of these minuscule flaws on the flipside label…That the Northern Soul collectors will brush aside, as an inevitable “wrinkle” that afflicts over 50’s..

A record I personally have never tire of hearing, I also never suffer from rare TMG boredom… I just love them!!

Current bid: £ 54.00

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Larry Laster

Go For Yourself / Help Yourself

One of the all time Northern Soul greats, that astonishingy has never been “bootlegged” how refreshing!

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Norman Johnson & The Showmen

Take It Baby / In Paradise

Now rising up, set to follow those neglected, uplifting NS dance experiences like “Carl Carlton - I Can Feel It” that just require an airing and off they go on a meteoric rise, igniting rarity, whilst simultaneously up scaling the value.

Before is this Philadelphia masterpieces rarest form, on the highly respected UK Action label in beautiful flawless condition with only a couple of ultra fine sleeve contact hairlines to prevent te coveted MINT grade.

It matters not which side you drop the needle on the extreme writing & singing talents of General Johnson hit you fair and square in the face.

This is real-deal Northern Soul at it’s most inspiring, and we are predicting a huge elevation in value & demand over the coming year. A record just too good, to sleep in the collection any longer.

Click the soundfile to discharge Northern Soul brilliance!

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Ed Crook

That's Alright / You'll See

Classic Detroit Northern Soul of course, but I’ve always been puzzled the the “superior” flipside “You’ll See” has not been strongly championed at some point during the last 45 years on the Northern soul circuit. As I and I know a few other consider it stand-out Northern Soul saturated in all the ingredients to be a MONSTER!

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Wilson Pickett

In The Midnight Hour / I'm Not Tired Yet

Old School British 45 scholars.. why is it?

The seasoned British Soul 45 collector with be nodding (with perhaps a little frustration), when we write, one of the most challenging tasks in accumulating these gorgeous 60’s British 45, is acquiring the “Classics” as the DEMO copy.

This anomaly also is underlined whilst acquiring EMI Red & White with the Motown hits, seemingly being far harder to acquire than the non-hits as the DEMO copy. One theory that I kinda support, is if anyone in the UK Record Industry was gonna “take home” any Promo copies they would choose the “popular” titles.. Or the fact the Record Companies thought well this is a huge “Hit” in the USA do we really need to scatter the PROMO into every avenue of promotion?

Whatever the reason for this thought provoking phenomena, it seem to be a fact that the “hits” as Promo copies are significantly harder to acquire..

Before you today is one such example. So very hard to capture Yellow Demo of Wilson Pickets greatest recording moment. A MOD anthem evoking visions of Carnaby Street, Flares, Union Jacks & All-Nite Soul clubs, as the MODS embraced R&B from the USA.

An historical 45 that so very seldom surfaces in these clothes..

Condition is impeccable, if it was for a lone lightest of whispy hairline on one side, (not affecting play) we have graded this DEMO MINT minus.. as you can see the alluring labels are are spotless.

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Sparkels

Try Love ( One More Time )

Oh yes! The genius of Sidney Barnes comes through loud and clear on this addictive slab of Girl Group Northern Soul …

also a Popcorn trophy.

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