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Dee Dee Barnes

Do What You Wanna' Do / I'm Yors And Youre Mine

The partnership of Raymod Eskrdge & Dan Tomasso that provided Billy Floyd & Philly’s The Jades with their magnificent Northern Soul contributions.Work their Soul-dance magic again, with the mysterious Dee Dee Barnes. A lady who’s impressive vocal would have given her more than this solitary Arctic outing.

Current bid: £ 136.00

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Connie Clark

My Sugar Baby Vocal / Instrumental

It now seems, almost every week we are swept away on a wave of euphoric recall as another Northern Soul treasure sits on the turntable. Instantly propelling you back to Wigan Casino’s balcony, dreamlike, peering down on an epic “wildebeest” migration to the dancefloor, as the vibrant intro to this Frank Wilson masterpiece takes to the air.

Reliving the most memorable times of your life, is so very gratifying, visions as clear as day. With no regret, recalling those essential-enhancers the gang would dish out in the vehicle on route, the childlike anticipation of getting to the club. “How Far Is It Now?” a question parroted by any newbie traveling with you; with many a buddy receiving a “shut the fuck up”, clip around the ear on the 50th time of asking…

You’re now outside the club.. damn big queue, some annoying “faces” pushed in at the front; but eventually you got inside, the heat hits you, the atmosphere suffocates, but the music quickly lifts you out and away from any thought of claustrophobia.

“My Sugar Baby” would resound off every corner of the cavernous space. You’d arrived, every hour cramped up in a clapped-out 850cc Mini car, was worth it.

So why do we wonder at some of the fantastical sums the “Real Deal Northern Soul” classics command. When music allows you to relive your youth, make you feel as good now, as it did back then. When hairs stood up on the back of your neck, tingles ran the length of your spine.. today I often even suffer from welled up eyes..tears trickle discreetly down my cheeks, reliving these treasured moments..

This 45 and tunes like it, is what the world’s most vibrant underground scene was built upon. Connie Clark was a cornerstone record that has stood the test of time..

More important, than all this emotional reminiscing; are those two FLAWLESS labels, Vinyl has hardly a blemish, visually Mint minus, but do listen carefully to the VOCAL version sound file as for a split second before the music starts, there is a minuscule cue-burn. NOT affecting the sound or encroaching onto this spectacular song in any way. The light swoosh sound is BEFORE the music starts.

For all the things mentioned above, expect strong competition for this Northern Soul Grail. Especially as finding this 45 in the wild, you would have to transport yourself back to Los Angeles circa 1973, even back then it was seriously rare.

I know all too well, as I constantly fantasised about finding a copy throughout 40 years of vinyl-digging in California.. I can proudly say, I never ever found a single one. Simon Soussan’s handful supplied the UK in 1974 and hardly a copy has been found since then..

THE REAL NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS !!! Worth every single penny… depending on how emotional you are about those unrepeatable good times, and whether that you were actually present whilst this musical-phenomenon was unfolding..

Current bid: £ 520.00

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Ike & Tina Turner

Strange

So rare! So Good! that two decades ago when we sold this Grail for an unheard of sum, it caused mutterings of Ike & Tina 45 can’t be rare. 20 years later not such murmurs are heard, as this 45 is now firmly establish as the dynamic duo’s rarest of best Northern Soul 45 by quite some way.

In fact it is the FIRST time we have had another copy, since those days of convincing a top DJ this 45 will tear the place up, and no other DJ will have it! He took our advice and the rest is history!

Now consider as the ultimate drop, in the quest for dancefloor mayhem. Explosive in so many ways, as this pairs vocals are at last matched with a production that isn’t engulfed by Tina & Ike monumental singing.

Utterly unforgiving Northern Soul, that drives with the power to drive you to the precipise of dance-endurance..!

This dog-rare 45 is a flawless MINT minus!!!

Current bid: £ 15.00

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Dorie Williams

Tell Me Everything You Know / Your Turn To Cry

As if made to fit perfectly into today’s NS dancefloor appetite for the “Big Gal” performance. This dancer, featuring a sassy-lady peppering a “Popcorn” flavoured R&B dance production with her determination to get her man to only tell the truth!

Label owner Jack Taylor & Reggie Obrecht brass littered arrangement show flawless appreciation for the lyrics helping “Dorie” to whip up a storm, spitting te lyrics into a bucket of brass & guitar. BRILLIANT!

Flip it over, to hear Joshie Jo Armstead & Chuck Flamingo collaborate to conjure, up a frantic classic style Northern Soul stomper, for a snarling Sister “Dorie” to defiantly finishing with her man, as a choir of girl decorate the session with those essential shrill calls! A real mover showing no signs taking her foot off the

An off shoot of New York’s highly regarded “Rojac” label, a rarely encountered slab of Big Apple Sister Northern Soul in play flawless condition. A couple of insignificant surface brushes.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Frank Foster

Harlem Rumble / Bring It On Home

Is this the most-potent Northern Soul instrumental of them all?

Another uncompromising Northern Soul Juggernaut, that shows no a drop of mercy to tired feet! Big-Film-Set proportions of rolling drums, blaring brass, and an intrusive Saxophone that breaks all the rules of consideration for other musicians as it slashes it’s way through a blanket of horns to stick it in, right where is hurts.

The unsung Giant of New York R&B dance Dole Dickens does it again, unleashing Northern Soul dancefloor destruction with devastating, totally exhaustive effect!

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!!

As elusive as Johnny Honeycutt ???

“Harlem Rumble” is our FIRST copy on sale for fully 12 years! Whilst it would have been our 4th. Johnny Honeycutt!

Food for thought, as you listen to the most cataclysmic NS instrumental of the ALL!

The label text prepares you to get ready for, the intimidating “Ghetto Sound”, “The Rhythm Battery” “with the Big Band Double Drive Beat”!

AND SOME I’d say…

Current bid: £ 26.00

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Cole And The Grandures

I Need You / Teenage Correll

Fabulous Ginger Taylor cover-up, that surely would go huge, once another influential DJ acquires a copy.. the infectious Freddy Cole lead vocal has that quality that remains with you all day, the rich harmony group backing elevates it even further.

A once heard never forgotten Chicago neighbourhood session, shimmering with street-corner charm. So much so the flipside “Teenage Correll” is consider Doo-Wop trophy that has made this 45 doubly-are s two dictated collectors scene chase ownership.

This copy has some fine surface marks, but as you can hear it plays, impressively loud, clean and true.

Real rarity again denies the wider Northern Soul fan of killer tune…dripping in impossible kudos, with obvious qualities to whip up a dancefloor storm…

Listen to that lead vocal, and resist if you can.

Current bid: £ 162.00

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Roy Hamilton

Crackin' Up Over You

For those of you who relentlessly seek, the rarest form of the Northern Soul classics. Surely this 45 must sit in the Top Ten RAREST?

A gorgeous 1966 Jamaican RCA, black and emblazoned with the RED SEAL of RCA crescent wrapped by a bold White Logo RCA VICTOR the like of which we have never listed or encountered before.

Vinyl has multiple hairline surface marks and is visually vg. But has the marks are superficial on brushing the surface (nothing deep) it plays a fabulous clean excellent..

Another beyond-rare, neck-bend inducing turntable-cam teaser!!

Current bid: £ 34.00

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Blues & Soul

No. 20 June 1969 1996

RARE # 20 from the beginnings of the world’s legendary Blues & Soul magazine.

Featuring a center page spread of Bob & Earl as Island reissue “Harlem Shuffle” for the Twisted Wheel anthem to become a “Club Hit” countrywide!

As always issue #20 is full of superior articles, Record company new release adverts. This issue includes one of the most important moments, that nailed so many youngsters of the late 60’s to a dedicate a lifetime to Northern Soul.

The Soul City release of Billy Butler’s - Right Track c/w The Boston Monkey - Soul City was for most everyone who heard it, a life affirming moment, and Dave Godin’s greatest 45 release. An inspired choice that fueled the embers of Northern Soul. (see scan)

New release reviews, UK Soul Charts, Dave Godin’s as ever controversial musings on the current Soul scene.

It’s just pure history, telling it exactly how it was, for the British Soul fan in 1969.

Current bid: £ 6.00

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Jaunita (sic) Williams

Pay For Your Dirt / Violence Everywhere

After a lifetime of diggin’ for vinyl - this listing is the ONLY copy we have ever seen, we’ve had it in stock for over 30 years a recent foray into old unprocessed stock triggered euphoria within me, as I knew I had it, but didn’t know where the hell it had gone, having moved premises three times in 3 decades it became lost somewhere within an imposing amount of boxed up 45’s.

this slab of Soul featuring Juanita Williams with her first name misspelled, ticks all the boxes, and not only “insane rarity”

I remembered it was good, so I couldn’t wait to drop the needle on it. I was not disappointed, in fact elated, as it turned out even better than I remembered.

With the styles of Northern Soul dancefloor igniters, changing so many times over the last 3 decades; it is, for me, right-on-the-money of today’s love of broody 60’s Sister Soul / R&B with neighborhood horns relentlessly driving Juanita’s curled-lip vocal, giving birth to 1965 Chicago Northern Soul from the streets.

NS scholar’s will be pleased to note Juanita wrote this testament of girl defiance herself, with the familiar name of Billy McGregor guiding the dominant Jump Jackson Trio from one heightened horn blast to another.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL, that most all collectors will not have heard before, dripping with potential for a club-night exclusive. With the no-ceiling value being driven by the new owner DJ, as we think my one copy in a lifetime, is rare enough to send the value to who knows where.

Having practically suffered premature-ejaculation when the disc stared back at me at the end of a day’s rummaging around in my past.. I’d like to add, Deep Soul aficionados may present a little competition as the flipside “Violence Is Everywhere” is distilled vocal-group enriched Deep Soul at it rarest also..

Two sides that have made my day… week…month and year

Current bid: £ 14.00

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Margie Hendrix

One Room Paradie + 10" By 8" Glossy Promo Photo

What a tempting Combo..

Margie’s most wanted 45, as an unblemished PROMO partnered by an original authentic 1966 Mercury 10” by 8” 3 part glossy black & white featuring this sassy Soul Sister with..

shot #1. her husband Robert Fulsom shot # 2 Margie in action on stage shot # 3 an eye-catching pose of her with brother-in-law Lowell Fulsom

A promo offering much more than just her snarling strut through a barrage of honkin’-horns and squealing girlfriend choruses, to deliver muscular Northern Soul; or indeed a 45 who’s overlooked flipside is every note as persuasive;

This is a unique pairing of not only her staggering studio presence & battering-ram vocal, it also provides you with an insight on Mercury’s press-office perception of a lady who inspired “Hit The Road Jack” with her no-mess attitude that she took to all her performances..

Listen, look and imagine this lady in full flight…

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Terrible Tom

We Were Made Fo Each Other /lovin' Cup

Stalkers of the Wigan Casino timeless classic floorfillers will not need us to tell you. The STOCK copy of this relentless NS stomper is by far it’s rarest model.

In 1974 Simon Soussan’s L.A. discovery was the most exciting dancer presented to the amphetamine-fed Casino audience. The electric atmosphere is triggered, with the driving rhythms and vocal “whoops” was unparalleled, so it is surprising that this dancefloor blow-out is not at the pinnacle of NS revival choices of play..

Imagine the Casino Old-School’s reaction if this was dropped at Prestatyn, Kings Hall or Blackpool Tower. I’m sure it has been before, but right time, in the right sequence.. this classic is nothing short of an incendiary BOMB!.

A flawless STOCK copy would be the way to make the turntable cams shimmer!

Current bid: £ 123.00

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Icemen

It's Time You Knew / It's Gonna Take A Lot (to Bring Me Bck Baby)

It matter not which side you drop he needle on; for the DJ it depends on which club your playing at.

A Northern Soul club “It’s Time You Knew” has been certain well received “drop” by those Jocks lucky enough own a copy..

Or if your playin’ an established Sunday Chill Out, like the “Horse & Groom” “Feed Your Soul” or the uniqueness of “Carib Soul” events the slick harmonized mellow side “It’s Gonna Take A Lot (To Bring Me Back Baby)” is a tune sure to draw the appreciative shout-out accolade of “Rewind!

Two top-drawer tunes from a super-tight-group who never fail but to Wow!

This is the Black vinyl variation, in utterly flawless condition.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Startreks

Gonna Need Magic

Northern Soul girl-group purity.

Again Philly magician Bob “Girl Across The Street” Finis crafts exquisite Northern Soul Class!

Current bid: £ 211.00

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Younghearts

Little Togetherness

In the world of record collecting today, there is no stronger vinyl investment than the real-deal Northern Soul classics, especially a white PROMO copy of a timeless anthem, in flawless condition.

Before you today is one such anthem, a record so influential it spawned countless bootlegs, replicas and counterfeits. Whilst still holding it’s dancefloor magnetism nearly 45 years since it first hit the Northern Soul club turntables. “Togetherness” even becoming a rallying cry for the scene!

More importantly this 45 has recently emerged from a UK collection of a “file only” an OCD collector who never DJ’d; so we are listening and viewing a “NS virgin” that escaped the groove-sapping-rigors of the NS circuit, where this title has been one of the most requested NS dance-records of all-time.

Two totally clean Promo labels, and playing surfaces that reveal only the merest signs of a lifetime of storage.

The value of this 45 over the coming years, we consider can only increase as the challenge of finding flawless 45s becomes but a dream.

Act accordingly, this “Torch” monster encapsulates the very essence of Northern Soul..

Current bid: £ 311.00

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Mickey Lee Lane

Shaloney (hey Sah-lo-ney)

Northern Soul anthems in their rarest most inaccessible guises, do not come any rarer or more intriguing than this 1966 Mexican press of a time “Mad Mike of Pittsburgh & Northern Soul of Stroke On Trent classic.

One of my earliest encounters with the Northern Soul under-world was in 1970 whilst begrudgingly attending Southfields College in Leicester, learning the City & Guilds trade of Gas Fitting.

All I could wait for was lunchtime and the opportunity to gallop to A. T. Browns used record shop or to the vinyl-fertile market stalls just two blocks run away. I was of course after Soul 45’s, Tamla Motown, Red Atlantic, Light Blue Stax, Stateside but all I knew then was Otis, 4 Tops, Aretha and the like.

On returning one dinner-break. In the class next door were students learning and inferior trade, they were called “The Plumbers” from Daventry. Walking past the distinct sound of Soul music was seeping out of through glass framed door, but NOT Soul music I’d ever heard before. Those lesser-tradesmen had a C90 cassette of “The Torch” tunes.. all new to me. But sounding out of this world, trying not to allow any “Plumber one-up-manship” a casually sauntered in to a closer listen.

A rather chubby-shabby dressed height challenged “Soulie” was doin’ a few impressive moves between the vice-clad benches; He asked this wide-eyed Soul-apprentice from the sticks “Do You Like Soul”. I proudly said “Yes, I collect it…” to keep the “Gas-fitters” in a musically-equal position.

“This is my big brother’s Cassette”, “He Goes To The Torch every weekend” he proudly announced…

“The Torch? “I said..”Oh yeah” “My brother does the Torch too..” (The nearest my big brother ever got to a Torch, was on a wet Wednesday night poking around under the bonnet of his clapped out Ford Anglia, in the White Lion carpark, when the wreck failed to start!)

“Wanna hear my fave on the tape..?” pudgy-plumber inquired “I sure did” by this time my “know It All” charade was crumbling before his eyes. After winding back and forth.. he located an insane guitar intro, soon the room was alive a delinquent growling lead vocal, screaming crazy-lyrics and the fat kid took to the floor. His bedroom dance practice was paying dividends, as the whole class stood up to get a better view of how a double-chin, never inhibited good foot-work!”

What the hell is this? It instantly blew me away, with the dancing-vista elevating the tune to an top-of-the-list must-own. I never did locate a fabled Stateside copy for many, many years. and I was so pleased when in 1979 Nev Wherry found me 25 Swan copies in a New Mexico store.

Every time I hear this individualistic slab of Northern Soul I catapults me back to Southfields college and a christening into the world of the Northern Soul allnighter, I’d never attended..

Over the years I’ve sold every possible variation of this classic. Swan issue & Promo, Itzy original & counterfeit, Stateside issue & Demo.

But NEVER in fully 47 years have I ever seen this Mexican GAMMA press. I’m of the opinion this is the very pinnacle of collecting Northern Soul classics in their rarest form!

Listen, see the label scan, any feeble resistance against ownership will be utterly futile… it don’t get any rarer than this!

Current bid: £ 21.00

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Dee Clark

That's My Girl / It's Raining

By far this Northern Soul classic, rarest label design.

So very elusive, we didn’t even have this beautiful variation documented until we found a copy.

West Coast, Full STAR constellation over the complete label area, WHITE curved logo. It stands out las a truly spectacular label vista, for those of you constantly seeking the rarest variations of the Northern Soul classics.

Vinyl is flawless perhaps previously unplayed, both labels are perfection..

A persistent Northern Soul floorfiller, that would surely cause a stir, once spied upon those turntable cams..

We don’t ever expect to find another, this perfect… so act accordingly..

Current bid: £ 11.00

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Cliff Nobles

My Love Is Getting Strong / Same: 2.40 Version

I love surprises!

Test Press surprises especially! an undocumented Cliff Nobles - My Love Is Getting Strong - Test press. Not a J-V test press, the STAMPED in matrix reads T 71 B-1-1- and certainly not resemblance to the Atlantic release’s matrix. But feels perfectly right for the period and plays superbly off it’s Ex+ vinyl.

I’ve have never come across this disc before and know nothing about it, found deep inside a recent bulk purchase of 45’s. If anyone can throw any light on the machine stamped matrix, we would be most grateful to hear about it.

meanwhile be rest assure I’ve never encountered it before, a mystical platter who’s 60’s origins may precede both J-V & Atlantic, but may never be fully known.

RARE and sounding potently brilliant, off a direct Mother-cut Test Press.

Current bid: £ 121.00

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Little John And The House Rockers

Heart Brakin' Time / Do The Dip

A collaboration of the 3 Los Angeles Soul greats. Leonard Jewell Smith, Willie Hutch & Fred Smith craft a compelling slab of Californian Northern Soul that has in the last 2 decades disappeared completely from the sales landscape of rare-vinyl.

All 3 Soul giants are evident on every note of this, never bootlegged L.A. 60’s dancer, dressed up on an 60s art-label. Those who have said that this is Leonard Jewell Smith on vocal, or indeed pointed to the label credits with “Taylor”. Thought maybe it was “Little Johnny Taylor” being the mysterious vocal comparison suggest it is not either. But more likely Willie Hutchison’s voce delivered these two vocal-group assisted NS dancers. Still room for debate before this artist conundrum is solved.

Having said that, it matters not who the lead vocal is on this “Mirwood” “Teri-De” hybrid; it is essentially a “vocal-group” recording with Leonard Jewell Smith, Willie Hutch & Fred Smith the fuel behind this explosive rarity.

That will surely rise again to tear up NS dancefloors, screaming there is absolutely no need for the same-old, same-old NS classics to be played; when there are mighty under-exposed rarities like this two-trailer juggernaut, still lurking, hidden away out in the wild.

Both sides spill out frantic classic style Northern Soul.

Current bid: £ 122.00

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Lyrics

Thoughts Of A Summers Day / What Do I See

Fabulous, unfiltered from the streets Detroit vocal-group Northern Soul occasionally borrowing from the previous decade, seamlessly blending Soul with Motor City Doo-wop offering up a richly vocalized mid-tempo stepper.

A persistent guitar riff, bolstered by a sympathetic Hammond allowing those sublime vocals to deliver superior Northern Soul.

Certainly perfect for those dedicated to under-played gems Sundays that are so in vogue at the moment. The lead is voice serves up an abyss of real-Soul, the backing members shower the lyrics with skilled harmonies with their parting last shot, a sign of their Street Doo-Wop influences.

Flip it over the quality again shines through, with the note perfect lead vocal cradle on a wave of Hammond, guitar and warm harmonies.

Two great sides, showcasing consummate Michigan vocal-group Northern Soul of the slickest kind.

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Swinging Tigers

Snake Walk Part 1 & 2

You are viewing not only one the most challenging Tamla 45’s to acquire you are also about to hear a Popcorn/ R&B/ Tittyshaker of immense persuasion! A recording underling the diverse talents of Berry Gordy & Smokey Robinson credited as the creators of this monumental instrumental.

But I would like to think this 1959 recordings was taken to another level by enthusiasm of the musicians involved. All of whom today are considered the crucial element that gave “The Motown Sound” it’s seductive qualities.

Step forward James Jamerson consummate bass guitar licks, Benny Benjamin timely drums and cymbal caresses, Earl Van Dyke deft strokes of the keyboard, Beans Bowles mighty Saxophone burps, that Motown would later adopt for so many recordings using the iconic skills of Mike Terry, Beans Bowles setting the bar of inspiration for Baritone Sax playing..

Swinging Tigers were of course those unsung heroes “The Funk Brothers” the gathering that gave the Motown Sound it’s identity, that was blatantly impersonated worldwide for the next two decades and beyond..

Swinging Tigers a one off single, using a duplicate release number for the fabled and impossible Chico Leverett release, with Tamla 54024 sinking into an unprompted abyss of rarity, for both the unloved 54024 releases.

With the original master-tape “Lost” and Motown historians dreaming of locating a “clean” copy to transfer to Compact Disc. This 45 is as good as it gets.. vinyl surfaces reveal NO MARKS, a light storage surface bloom, that does NOT affect play. Two photogenic flawless labels..

Whether you be a Popcorn or Tittyshaker trophy hunter. A Motown 45 completest, an historian delving into the history of the incomparable “Funk Brothers” or indeed, just a lover of all things rare & precious.

This 45 is not only beyond rare! In this unthinkable condition it is a Motown Grail of unparalleled importance!!

Check the soundfile, to hear this mighty instrumental NOT afflicted with background hiss, is a treat to savour!

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Lee Roye

Tears / Who Am I

Timeless Northern Soul classics in perfect, flawless condition just go marching on up the valuation chart!

This 45 was simultaneously a Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier & Yate monster play, a guaranteed dancefloor inflamer, that was invariable spied on the turntables as the shocking “Pink” promo.

This is the much-rare, highly sought after “Black” stocker, in a treasured mint minus state. A tune that still sounds, fresh as it did back then, having avoided the NS “overplay” others of it’s time have been blighted with.

Condition, Classic, Condition, Classic, Condition, Classic all the “C’s” that guarantee you invested for the future!

Northern Soul classics, in near perfect condition.. the Bricks & Mortar of Collectibles. 

Current bid: £ 1.00

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Hit Pack

Never Say No To Your Baby / Let's Dance

Recently a much talked about unique Motown session from Robert Walker & Robert Staunton, mostly surrounding the USA Soul releases variations, as Motown swung into and out again of a halted deal for BELL to distribute the label.

No such confusion here, with a spectacular seldom seen 1965 British Red & White DEMO in super-clean condition.

Both the iconic labels are f lawless both vinyl close to Mint minus, but a long forensic angle changing inspection under strong light reveals some light hairline, NONE of which affect the stylus. AS you can hear, this stopping slab of Detroit Northern Soul R&B plays perfectly.

See the unblemished scans, check out the equally impressive soundfile and resist if you can. 

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