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Girls Are Out To Get You C/w You'll Be Sorry

Records of this classic status require very few words from us.

Only to say this nearly 50 years old and in blinding condition snugly hugging it’s birth-sleeve is still looking totally clean, vinyl only reveals light sleeve contact blemishes in strong light, solid center small hole label is flaw free.

I honestly don’t think I’ll ever see a finer copy this late in the day… A Twisted Wheel anthem that has endured 1/2 a century of Northern Soul attention - and still packs the dancefloor today.

Real Deal Classic for those of you who put condition first as the deciding factor of what discs you add to your collection…

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Freddie Hughes

Send My Baby Back

Prepare to be absolutely beguiled by an imploring mixture of soulful despair & joy.

Freddie Hughes was the most-impressive export from those soul-fertile streets of Oakland, California, this is his one and only album.

From the very first track side 1. Freddie will have you hooked into his pleading style, rich in expressive emotion “Send My Baby Back” drips with hopefulness, a Soul masterpiece that was to be his biggest hit.

Next cut “Tonight I’m Gonna See My Baby” is totally uplifting LP ONLY Northern Soul that would set any dancefloor alight. Next is more of the same, next track knocked me dead - last track Mr. Hughes flexes his vocal with a male version of Aretha’s “Natural Woman”, confidence indeed.. Side one is as complete a soul experience you could ever wish to hear - with the bonus of non-45 Northern Soul smacking you in the face!

Would producer Lonnie Hewitt allow the flip to fade into insignificance? No way as he kicks off with “Gotta Keep My Bluff in”..next is another LP only cut a mid-tempo “Every Night” what a slick delight. followed by “Where Is My Baby” then a killer take on the Temptations “You’re My Everything” with “What Am I Gonna Do Without Your Loving” another Northern Soul mover ensuring EVERY TRACK is a fabulous Bay Area experience of inspiring Soul!

Condition is fabulous - the music is stand-out - so good we would have liked to sample ALL the tracks. Time allowed for 7 - but those 7 will capture you completely..

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Deadbeats

No Second Chance

THE PHANTOM JANITOR !

Unshakably written into Northern Soul folklore as Wigan Casino’s most memorable cover/up. The record that for years tantalized the Casino crowd, teasing the collectors into utter frustration, as they dreamed of knowing it’s real identity.

From all the 1,000s of Northern Soul “cover-ups” over the years this is recognized as the most imaginative, even sparking of theories and bar stool tales of how Richard Searling actually arrived at christening this 45 as “The Phantom Janitor”

Decades on, this disc is no easier to acquire now, than it was back then… seldom if ever seen for sale and rippling with headlong power and enviable historical NS kudos..

Clean the soundfile - and let the “Phantom Janitor” sweep you down the corridors of our past..

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Broadways

You Just Don't Know C/w Sweet And Heavenly Melody

This week’s Black is beautiful entrant.

Offers up two sides that have swelled in popularity in recent years, with “You Just Don’t Know” receiving DJ attention after years of uplifting “Sweet And Heavenly” being the choice to spin.

A 1966 New Yorker, pitching up two slick harmony Northern Soul dance grooves, benefiting from the presence of the highly gifted guitarist Trade Martin; who’s studio arrangements feature on so many stand-out Northern Soul classics.

This “two for the price of one” 45 influenced somewhat from the impact the Four Seasons were having on the charts, also provide us with delicious harmony vocals woven into an easy-to-dance to production.

Condition is blinding, and as the demand of disc has rocketed in recent times..we feel there’s a few of you who may not own a copy..yet.

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Frank Beverly And The Butlers

If That's What You Wanted C/w Love (your Pain Goes Deep)

Words?

You could use every superlative in the Oxford dictionary, then at the front of each, add the likes of “Utterly” “Absolutely” “Totally” “Entirely” “Completely” and I still could not in any way fully describe the sensation that shot though my entire body, when I first witnessed the intro to this Philly Phenomena.

Not just me, but most every teenage Northern Soul disciple of the early 70s was moved to levels of embarrassing excitement, instantly riveting themselves to a life of searching for this record’s equals…

Of which there are very few…

Act accordingly …a record to be buried with… THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!

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Clara Hardy

You're Too Jealous C/w The Touch Of Love

The Girl-Group sound … at it’s most captivating.

Early 60s Motor City Northern Soul, echoing everything the Golden Detroit era was about… as Motown’s girl groups were just starting to receive chart success. Although there are light hints of the “Motown Sound” this 45 is essentially a release saturated in street-level hopefulness.

Beautifully naive, in anticipation of success, as the skills of two Detroit NS notables join forces; Kris Peterson and soon to be Golden World/Ric Tic luminary Bob (Rob Recco) Hamilton write for the sweet vocals of Miss Hardy.

Both sides epitomizing the Motor City sound of this formative period.

But the most exciting aspect of listing is THE CONDITION almost without exception on the few occasions this 45 has passed my way it has been way less than VG. This copy is a clean Mint minus with two flawless label - very elusive in this treasured condition…

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Bobby Reed

The Time Is Right For Love C/w If I Don't Love You

One of the greatest ever Northern Soul records ever made.

BOTH SIDES

and it’s

MINT!

Truly MINT !

Play and be prepared to gush..

Twice over..

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Smith Brothers

There Can Be A Better Way C/w Payback's A Drag

Looking for guaranteed rarity?

Look no further this STOCK copy only vocal-group Northern Soul has a life story that validates just that.

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Ike & Tina Turner

Anything You Wasn't Born With C/w Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

This double helping of mid-60s Northern Soul has lived in the shadows of “Dust My Broom” for a little too long.

Maybe the gorgeous clothes it’s wearing today, will entice you to unleash the explosive Sister-snarl of Tina Turner. Tina rides a relentless Ike Turner piano rhythm and the Ikettes decorate the backing with their perpetual yelping of support , the gathering whip up a the perfect-dance-storm.

Flip it over for what was the preferred Northern Soul spin, seeing turntable action at The Wheel etc. as the insistent thumpin’ dancebeat was just what the dancers were looking for at the time and was in fact the selected side above “Dust My Broom” as the more “Instant” dancefloor mover.

The “Dust My Broom” nudges the “overplayed” category, this disc would be a smart replacement. With both sides doing it up right, with “Beauty” a real out-and-out stomper of the lost-powerful kind and “Anything” a little more cultured in its approach.

Looking totally fabulous in its birth-sleeve, adorned with the coveted Big-Red “A” with vinyl in near flawless condition… what’s not to want?

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Edwards Generation Featuring Chuck Edwards

In San Francisco - The Street Thang

From the same streets as Sly Stone cut his innovative Soul offerings comes this amazing testament to Bay Area Soul.

AUTHENTIC 1976 ORIGINAL PRESS - 10 track album from Chuck Edwards and Family. Ram jam full of non-45 tracks, that offer perfect food for today’s burgeoning Northern Soul FUNK scene.

With only two tracks ever reaching 45 release 1. Starlite Starbrite 2. That’s how much I love Her. This platter is an upfront DJ’s delight as it Includes the utterly amazing “I Got Something For You”.

So check out a sample of the compelling soundfiles lifted from this rarely seen ORIGINAL, noting fully 8 of this session never reached 7” release.

Bonus - FULLY AUTOGRAPHED front & back cover by the band and vinyl and label are near perfect.

*We are dedicating this this listing to the much-loved “Daly City Bob” - Bob Catteneo Soul fan/Record Dealer from the home town of Chuck Edwards Generation “Daly City” he is ill in hospital at this time - and many will remember his huge contribution to Europe’s Rare Soul scene during the 70s from his “Odyssey Records” mail order business - he was a special guy and this is one special album he would have certainly bought as a new release.

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Jack Montgomery

Dearly Beloved C/w Do You Believe It

Jack Montgomery” aka Marvin Jones provides one of the those velvety vocals that sink deep into your Soul.

A voice that is equally comfortable with a mid-tempo or the upbeat Motor City floorshaker, as this disc is about to prove.

In the mid-70s “Do You Believe It” it was the play side - a relentless Northern Soul juggernaut, an irrepressible runaway stomper that actually came to an emergency stop! when an enterprising DJ decided the truly sumptuous flip side was also worth a spin.

The rest is history, since the later 70s “Dearly Beloved” has been just that…”beloved” by all. It epitomizes the diversity of the Northern Soul scene when “The Salvadors” and this strolling master-class in Soul, can be played in the same DJ set and receive exactly the same adulation from the crowd.

Reading the label credits it showcases what is possible when the very best at their work gather in the same room….Marvin Jones, Don Mancha, Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey, Johnny Terry and the mercurial intrusion of Andrew “Mike” Terry’s baritone sax at all the right times lift this session into “the greats”

It was not just the monumental vocal in the studio that day, but a gifted team who crafted unsurpassed Northern Soul that led to the loving acceptance of the Northern Soul mid-tempo dance groove!

This promo copy - is utterly flawless btw

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Black Is....

Spinning Wheel C/w Themes And Variations

and now for something completely different!

RARE 1969 Jazz / Funk groove featuring David Crawford on flute guiding “Black Is” to serve up a heady mix of piano driven 60s Jazz/Funk as they deconstruct David Clayton-Thomas’s Blood, Sweat & Tears 1969 classic.

Full of breaks and riffs as the upfront keys thud into gear. Classy flute takes the place of the vocals and it’s up and running indie Jazz, that over the years has picked up a cult following.

Flip it over and the Jazz goes deeper and more complicated but loses none of it’s urban charm.

This rare disc is MINT! After decades of a filed-only existence..

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