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Soul Sisters

The Soul Sisters

You are viewing one of the very rarest British Soul albums in RAREST OF THE RARE condition!

Astonishing unblemished full gloss Mint minus vinyls so close to MINT it hurts. Perfect Mint labels with no evidence of spindle intrusion. A laminated cover from with no discernable flaws other than a couple of minuscule laminate veins near the spine (see scan). Back cover is totally clean, free of writing, tears, stains or residue. Just mild sparse age-browning to the white.

Not only an insanely rare album but also in dream-condition.

British Sue collecting at it most challenging, it’s USA counterpart is considered a Soul album Grail. This example in this condition, we can put “Holy” in the front of that..

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Unknown Artist

Doin' The Town

A wonderful mid-60s piece of Sister Northern Soul ; Girl vocal Big production Brill Building style mid-tempo dance groove. Most probably never issued and more than likely an everlasting exclusive for whoever is lucky enough to win it.

After exhaustive research, we can find no evidence that this recording ever reached vinyl-release, nor are we any nearer at discovering who that delicious voice belongs to.

Like all those Northern Soul classics delivered so easily by the seamless 60s ladies with the gift of building an atmosphere with girly-sweetness woven into a building production.

Having been recently rescued from a 60’s publishers filing library, it is surely trime to let this ONE-OFF be heard by an appreciative Northern Soul congregation, who for decades have just adored this style of NS dancer, full-blast booming through the lofty cavernous space of a crammed all-nighter.

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Patti & The Emblems

I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time / My Heart's So Full Of You

Hi I’ve just arrived in Britain, and I’m Looking for some Northern Soul affection…

I’m a listing for the discerning collector who does not collect “battle-weary” Northern Soul anthems, those 45s that have mingled with most everybody on the Northern Soul scene over the last 45 years, an received at times some harsh treatment.

Here I am direct from the USA, yet to make the acquaintance with a Northern Soul turntable. No exhausted tired vinyl here, just a few light surface blemishes from being ignored in storage for decades. Looking for a good caring home, it is time to set me, the perennial floorpacker free, to roam the Soul-Savannahs of the Rare-Soul world…

I am a spectacular Philly girl-group mover, seeking the attention I’ve been starved of in the USA, please take me out and show me a good time… You will find I’m no old-hag that’s done the rounds… I’m a frisky, fully intact, and a hardly played with head turning beauty…

I need some British enthusiasm to fill my dance card …

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James Fountain

Seven Day Lover

The year 1976, the place somewhere in the East Midlands; a hot steaming record break breaking summer; not just because of the unforgiving endless sunshine of that memorable year, but also because a wet-behind the ears “wannabe” DJ parted with his very most treasured tunes, for the opportunity to play the country’s #1 most wanted Northern Soul tune at Cleethorpers Pier this coming weekend.

The other players on the day, were two seasoned dealers who instantly recognised an easy opportunity for profit when they saw one. Like playing poker I bid higher and higher for ownership as maybe 15 great 45’s piled up on their Nottingham office carpet.

When “What About The Music - instrumental” was slapped on top of that pile of goodies, the pair relented and did the trade..and the purchaser was ecstatic!

..for nearly 14 days..

what the two “insiders” knew and the wet-nose-vinyl-apprentice didn’t.. was James Fountain - Seven Day Lover - was about to be released in the UK; so that 2 copy only kudos was about to go up in a puff of smoke…

What goes around - comes around, so they say. and the vinyl-Karma-God had been watching. A month later after I’d moved my James Fountain onto a collector for a fraction of what I paid. I was invited back to that office-of-regret to see if I wanted to buy a 45 load of about 10,000 45’s that the dealers had purchased, gleaned off the Northern Soul, leaving only the dross, and they knew a patsy that would buy it..

They must’ve felt a little guilty.. I thought, as I got the entire load for less than £100 ..

So when in among the 10,000, they had passed by 10 copies Clarence Hill - Mainstream and 4 promo copies Yvonne Daniels on Sterling. Unknown at the time but saturated in Northern Soul potential..I knew the vinyl-God had sat on my shoulder, the pain of James Fountain was anesthetized and it was a lesson well learned…

Before you today is my motivation for making a rash, naive decision that over the years has worked in my favour..as still today the scene reminisces about the out-of-his-depth “wannabe” who was well and truly “vinyl-fraped” during that long hot summer of ‘76..

 

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Oxford Nights

I'm Such A Lonely One

Delphi is still after over 40 years of Northern Soul pioneers relentless vinyl-diggin’; remains one of “Soul’s” most mysterious of labels. I’m always excited to see a “Delphi” as since 1976 when I first encountered the label, it has been a source of inspiration for me to find more 45’s on Roy Smith’s elusive label.

In my 4 decades of daily vinyl invetsigation I’ve found the highest Delphi # at 0019 lowest at 007; in all we have only been able to document 8 of the label run. It is of course an ongoing challenge and an exciting one too. As the Georgia based Delphi label consistently recorded utterly inspiring Northern Soul 45s. A gift Roy “I Got The Fever” Smith had a gift for making. His Prophets 45 is of course, one of Northern Soul’s most recognizable tunes, guaranteeing an instant dance-floor stampede.

This example of Mr. Smith’s work, is the label’s most wanted disc..totally magnificent Northern Soul that was an instant success when it was first discovered.

Today it seldom come to market, and has lighted up my day with a long-overdue refresher of a tune I’ve always adored..

Matt label ORIGINAL is stunning condition. A record very few NS collectors can boast of owning, especially in this impeccable Mint - condition

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Kenny Shepard

What Difference Does It Make / Try To Understand

Before you is one of the greatest double-helpings of “BEAT BALLAD HEAVEN” it is possible to acquire. Listen as Van McCoy weaves his magic not once, but twice, serving us with a dual display of his talent and Kenny’s totally captivating vocal style, encapsulating New York Big City Sound so perfectly.

We we’re saving this PERFECT NS classic for another 6 weeks, to add into our Christmas array of “MANSHIP MINTS” but we have been asked for a copy by several collectors who recently missed out on an Excellent example listed on an internet auction..

So do NOT despair here is an UNPLAYED 52 year Northern Soul MINT copy still housed in it’s BIRTH-SLEEVE. Soundfile has been taken from a listing from some time ago! This copy you see here, will remain UNPLAYED until it arrives through the winners letterbox!

A miraculous 52 year old shimmering with purity; to be treasured for ever as such…good luck in trying to finding an equivalent 100% virgin disc. 

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Master Force

Hey Girl / Don't Fight The Feeling

A record that is rocketing in demand, value and appreciation, as more than one NS DJ gets firmly behind this super-classy soul vocal-group dance groove!

Ignoring all the expanding pressures of the New York disco phenomena that surrounded every producer and artist of the time. This gathering crafted a subtle harmony mid-tempo of the highest calibre.

Serenely tight, decidedly slick this creation swam against the stream of commercialism, providing yet another passed-over masterpiece for European Soul scene to give it full appreciation decades later.

But the team were not that dismissive of the night-club happening of the day, flip it over for distilled club-dance, with a few to many “disco” cliches but still far-removed, more Soulful than many dancefloor fodder that swap the 70s dance music.

Top side is pure-class! flip it over for pure-dance!

This copy is utterly unblemished.

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Four Tops

7-rooms Of Gloom / I'll Turn To Stone

All together now..

“If You Take Your Love From Me, I’ll Turn To Stone..Turn To Stone!”

Words to provoke every single seasoned Soulboy or Soulgirl to burst into song.. and that is just the FLIPSIDE!

TMG 612 was the vehicle for the Four Tops to perform at their imposing best! With two of their most memorable performances on one disc, Levi Stubbs leading at his most noble; the Funk Brothers at their most electrifying; Holland - Dozier - Holland at their most inventive. In 1967 this recording lifted the Motown Sound up to yet another unbelievable level.

“I See A House, A House Of Stone, a Lonely House, ‘cause Now You’re gone.. 7 Rooms Of Gloom..that’s all it is..7 Rooms Of Gloom..”

MOTOWN - a never to be replicate gold-standard of Soul Music that still 50 years on, sends shivers down the spine.. and to the constantly reminiscing Old ‘uns like me, the ultimate ownership, must be a flawless Green & White DEMO!

A glorious vinyl-vista only overthrown by the spectacular music that lays in the grooves..

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Fred Hughes

I Keep Tryin' / We've Got Love

Roller-coaster NORTHERN SOUL

buckle-up Fred Hughes is about to take you on the ride of your dance-floor-life!

It goes without saying, this listing is the AUTHENTICARP” stamped original first press - certainly not one of those horrid counterfeits that have polluted the collecting scene for the last 40 years..

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Bobby Sheen

Doctor Love / Sweet Sweet Love

Whilst spending the major part of the last century enjoying an enviable reputation as a Twisted Wheel anthem, much-loved and highly appreciated whenever dropped into the proceedings.

In more recent times, dare we say “The Far Superior” flipside “Sweet Sweet Love” has risen far and beyond “Doctor Love’s” adulation, as the previous overshadowed flip is so very, very right for today’s Northern Soul scene.

Personally I cannot believe this was crafted in 1966! Silky-smooth Gene Page direction sits into the Northern Soul “Crossover” category fully 3 years before it came into being!

A cocktail of Beat Ballad Heave, Crucial-Crossover and decidedly classy Northern Soul.. and it’s receiving belated accolades and enthusiastic turntable time..

So with this RARE 1966 “Discotheque Series” Capitol release you can enjoy, timeless Northern Soul classic, with a NS-masterpiece of our now widened-NS-Horizons on the flip..

Just gotta mention, you could only dream of encountering finer condition than this spanking flawless copy.. housed in that wavy-top UK Capitol cover.

So pleasing on the eye, so motivating on the ear.. which ever side you drop the needle on.

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John Andrews

It's Just Love

In near 20 years of the “raresoulman” auctions I don’t think we have ever auctioned a British Record with it’s original “push-out” center removed. The trauma I suffered as a kid, when a wannabe “Donovan” dope-smoking guitar-strumming antithesis of a Soul-Boy flatmate, detached the 4 prong center from my treasured Stateside Rufus Lumley..

.. any British 45 with it’s middle missing, now makes my face contort and twitch worse than Chief Inspector Dreyfus’s did when the bumbling Inspector Jacques Clouseau crashed onto the investigation.

But this is no ordinary British 45, so I’m finding it very easy to forgive this Red & White Demo’s facial foible; as the earth-movie’ music completely overrides that sadly missing center.

John Andrews vocal utterly epitomises the era.. a voice deliciously-contorted by the determined strain to sound soulful, a swirling hammond driving the rhythm, Mitch Mitchell of the Riot Squad whacking the drums; squealing Go-Go girls in tight body-hugging hooped dresses outstretched arms puling on imaginary chains.. an immediately forgotten recording heading for the b-side .. and another Northern Soul masterpiece is born1 the inclusion of honkin’ brass and John Andrew’s ever more potent vocal, ensures Northern Soul spins throughout the last 4 decades..

.. and of course that Red & White label vista, like a siren to the jagged rocks..pulls you in.. no matter what, you just know you’ll not rest until you own it!

Vinyl is close to Mint minus, just a few minuscule mild hairlines, it plays MINT! and that label!…offering the owner an opportunity to transform those turntable-voyeurs faces.. a funny shade of green

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Temptones

Girl, I Love You / Good-bye

More than a twist of fate played it’s part in pairing up two Philly White-Soul-Boys, forging together one of the greatest recording duos of the last century.

With Darryl Hohl’s love for Motown & particularly those super-slick stylists “The Temptations”; He formed his own group, writing his own material, inspired by the lyrical genius of Smokey Robinson; Darryl formed the “Temptones”. Soon a rivalry germinated with the other local gatherings galvanized by “Motown”; Particularly “The Masters” a group similar in make-up and style led by John Oates, currently recording for Crimson, whilst The Temptones had been snatched up by the local “Soul” label Arctic..

It was unavoidable the pair would meet, it was also inevitable that they would get along so well, they would become close friends.The Darryl Hall & John Oates union was about to be cemented.

Before that happened both The Temptones & The Master cut and release spectacular Northern Soul 45’s. This example being the most-wanted and highly valued. A 45 we have not had in stock for, what seems an age… and I’m sure you’ll agree this Philly vocal-group slice of Northern Soul is a welcome sight, and an even more welcome listen.

So click to hear a young Darryl Hall & friends do a “Temptations” and delivery outstanding Northern Soul, that in 2016 very seldom comes up for sale!

This copy the vinyl reveals only a few very mild surface blemishes, as you ca hear it plays an impressive loud, clean & true

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Oscar Charles

Happy Was The Day / Everybody's Gotta Cry

A listing for those collectors who thrive on finding something new, so very rare that it has escape their attention for near 5 decades. With only a handful of known copies this disc perfectly fits the Sunday “Chill-out” sessions that flourish on these seldom heard “finds”.

That is exactly what this Louisiana neighborhood recording has done to me, sparked my attention as something different floods my ear. We doubt this disc never travelled any further than friends & family, but deserving of a far wider audience.

We know no a thing about the “Soul Man” Oscar Charles’s D.I.Y. work is the first time we have experienced his talents. Written, produced and performed by Oscar himself, but spares nothing in enriching his solo project. Strong girl-group chorus and a provincial horn section are exquisitely engaged in cradling Oscar’s Soulful vocal, that has just that minuscule emotional “crack” quavering in the lyrics, that elevate the song even further.

Obscenely obscure - decidedly distinctive !

A few mild surface marks but plays clean and true - as you can hear. THe ridiculously rare JOG labels are flaw-free..

Looking for RARE, OBSCURE and Soulful this 45 ticks those boxes.

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Canes

I'll Never Give Her Up (my Friend) / Why Should I Suffer With The Blues

A RECORD SATURATED IN HISTORY.

You are viewing what is in our experience is the 2nd. rarest Stax 45. From a 4 man team with their only Stax release, written by two Memphis Soul-academics Chips Moman & Steve Cropper in 1962.

A Drifters-esque styled mid-tempo illustrating early 60’s male vocal group harmony at it’s smoothest. Little wonder really when you investigate who these four, single Stax release guys actually were.

Stand up and take a bow, some of Memphis’s finest! The team consisted of Don Bryant, James Jamie Bryant, Elvin Lee Jones & Lionel Byrd. Starting their journey as Willie Mitchell’s harmony backing Quartet “The Four Kings”. With Don Bryant joining back into the “Mitchell Mode” at Hi, recording some of the most spectacular Soul sessions of the last century. Elvin Lee Jones concentrated on writing, notably for The Ovations on Goldwax, Jamie Bryant career is less clear, with the rich baritone of Lionel Byrd vocal sadly lost from label credits completely.

Insanely hard to find 45 giving up an “Under The Boardwalk” inspired stroller that was so, of it’s time. Flip it over for a grittier Street-Corner blending of vocal-harmony and The Blues..

An historical 45, a stepping stone for one of the world’s greatest Soul vocalist “Don Bryant” that I’ve personally never witnessed such a grandiose stage performance, holding a crammed room of aging-Brits utterly spellbound, in May this year.. on the unforgettable “Memphis Takin’ You There..” Soul trip.

Two clean labels, nothing to mar the view of that iconic ice-blue lael. Vinyl has multiple mild hairlines..as you can hear nothing that shows up on the stylus.

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Motown Memorabilia Bundle

From Hitsville, Oriole,

a unique trio of Rare Tamla Motown delights.

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