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Conquistadores

Can't Stop Loving You

Jimmy Hudson’s local neighbourhood Chicago creation a Northern Soul dancefloor devastation has in recent times rose up, onto a very few NS turntables, but just enough, to take this disc out from the shadows of deep Northern Soul rarity onto the wish-lists of the dedicate to the seriously rare Northern Soul Juggernauts.

From the very first note, the door opens for a tapestry of superior street-corner vocals to sweep you off your feet, peppered with turbo-powered instrumental breaks, driving the dancer to a precipice of their dancing prowess.

THIS IS TOP-DRAWER, RAW TO THE BONE NORTERN SOUL.

The very best example of it’s highly coveted genre…

THE VALIDATED SERIOUSLY RARE 60’s D.I.Y. VOCAL-GROUP NORTHERN SOUL at it’s most effective!

Condition of the labels and the vinyl are impeccable! 2 faint wispy hairlines on the vinyl NOT affecting play or the eye. Labels are perfect.

Current bid: £ 731.00

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Yum Yums

Gonna Be A Big Thing / Looky Looky (what I Got)

The legendary AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL promo!

Even that memorable mid-70’s counterfeit scam, focused on the most-wanted Northern Soul ABC promo 45s of the time. Never dampened the surging demand to own an authentic copy of this simultaneous Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier dancefloor-delight, a demand that has become an unstoppable movement through the decades, since.

Here is a are opportunity to get that real-deal original Promo into your collection. Boasting very clean vinyl, flawless A-side label, noting that the flipside label has some mild h2o browning (see scan). We think even our OCD collectors, addicted to record perfection, can live with that faint flaw for such a desirable 45!

PS of anyone has a copy of that infamous mailing list from New York proclaiming a ABC WHITE PROMO “find” of The Yum Yums, Eddie Regan etc. If I remember correctly, ironically spelled “Originals” wrong, I really would appreciate a copy for my “NS History” files. 

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Tina Britt

The Real Thing / Teardrops Fell (every Step Of The Way)

A gloriously eye-catching July 1965 Yellow DEMO!

225 Decca “running time” number stamp that invariably adorns the A-side label is joined by the not so often seen rubber-stamped mailing date of this DEMO 5 July 1965 just two days before the label text informs the receiver of a July 9 1965 release.

We have no way of knowing whether “Johnny” was the sender or the destination but it does appear to have been all done circa July 1965.

This is of course one of Decca’s most inspired decision to unleash some proper Northern Soul on the growing band of UK enthusiasts for Black American Music, with this Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford (noting the typo with his writer credit as SANFORD, and Joshie Jo Armstead. Undoubtedly the most impressive non-Motown Soul Girl release of 1965. After listening to the hidden gem on the flipside, this really is a double helping of the good stuff.

“Real Thing” has always been a bone-of-contention, with Ed Silvers being credited as the composer on some USA releases. But it was Valerie, NIck & Joshie who get credited with the variations of the song Chuck Jackson, Maxine Brown, Betty Everett recorded.

After saying all of that, in 1965 Tina Britt was to the British Soul fan a total unknown and sold almost nothing upon release. The silvertop STOCK release is seldom seen, this alluring Yellow Demo is in another league in rarity terms..

Click the sound file for classic style authentic Northern Soul, but do wait for the stunning flipside to wash over you.. then check that label scan.. everything is just irresistible, to my eyes & ears..

Vinyl by the way, is mirror-like perferction

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Tom Clay

Marry Me / Never Before

Motown scholars of course will need no introduction to this, the beginnings of Motown release from 1959, but local Detroit Radio Station DJ Tom Clay, who of course recorded later on on the Mowest label at the invitation of Berry Gordy.

This 45 underscores the business brain of Berry Gordy who understood the importance for a record company to Radio Station DJ’s as friends as well as artists. So he recorded his own composition with Tom Clay, Gordy’s foresight was validated, as Tom become a very influential Disc Jockey releasing a 45 with him interviewing the Beatles in 1964, again strengthening his local kudos.

The Clay - Gordy relationship grew, but unfortunately this double helping of Doo-Wop 45 died soon after it’s birth. With the flipside “Never Before” growing in reputation as a silky Doo-Wop stroller over the coming decades.

This disc is a fundamental part of MOTOWN’s dawn, that is where the real-demand lies. For us over the years this 45 has been only a “ghost” in our wants. Especially has the very few copies ever to have surfaced, have been in poor condition or worse.

So today we had no hesitation listing this vital part of Motown’s infancy; as this copy is in unrepeatable condition. Flawless vinyl & labels!

If you hope one day to complete the daunting challenge of Motown-45-completion this disc is an essential acquisition, especially in no need to “ever upgrade” condition.

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Lmnops

Calling / I Need You

what took you so long?

Another slab of vocal-group Northern Soul, that unlike the “Conquistadors” has enjoyed an underground pulse of appreciation for literally decades, as the lucky owners of this obscure Tennessee double-helping of NS dance have chatted in disbelief that such a truly great double-sider, has languished inside the more thorough collections, only receiving a cursory NS play through the yeas

Guess what? as soon as it this serial-killer becomes tough to acquire, it is now enjoying more NS DJ attention in the last12 months that it had in the last 30 years.

BOUT TIME TOO !!!

Click the sound-file, unleash a caged-Lion o a tune! That is on the up… with it’s final resting place in the sun, being anywhere the NS DJ’s care to lead it!

Now completely extinct from the landscape of Niter sales-boxes, sales lists an the web. Skip August’s cheeky “Piggy-Back” on James Brown’s name is set for lengthy NS stardom…

AT LAST

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Various Artists

Holland - Dozier - Holland 10 X Test Press - 20 Sides

BRITISH COLLECTORS let’s get serious!!

10 x Test Press 4’s - 20 sides only FIVE of each 45 ever made all housed in their individually titled promo-office poly-sleeves. The other 4 sets I’m reliably informed are safe inside the homes and collections of the Record Executives involved in this magnificent project, givings the privileged owner a whole pile of previously UNISSUED dance 45s from the desk of Holland - Dozier - Holland in “Test Press” format.

By definition these you the first stamps off the press, consequently serving you with the finest/highest sound quality possible.

Now for the breath taking 20 snippet soundfile of this spectacular gathering of 7” delights.

  1. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD - What’s The Use / Where There Is Faith
  2. BARRINO BROTHERS - Trapped In A Love / Something About You
  3. ELOISE LAWS - You’re Mine Baby Doll / Don’t Burn The Bridge
  4. HONEY CONE - If I Can Fly / Come Back
  5. ELOISE LAWS - The Easiest Way To Fall / I Think You Need Love
  6. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED / JONES GIRLS - Why / Don’t Be Sorry Be Careful
  7. 100 PROOF AGED IN SOUL / BARRINO BROTHERS - Sine You’ve Been Gone / I Want To Give You The Love, You’ve Been Giving Me
  8. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD - Give Me Just A Little More Time (Tom Moulton Mix) + instrumental version
  9. CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD - You’ve Got Me Danglin’ On a String (Tom Moulton Mix) + instrumental version
  10. FREDA PAYNE - Unhooked Generation (Tom Moulton Mix) / + instrumental

The chance to own these 10 previously UNISSUED singles, will never present itself on these page again.. listen to the soundfile, spy the record scans. And make sure the bulge in your trousers is not too obvious!

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