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The Icemen

It's Time You Knew

The genius of Eddie Singleton - his ability to craft the perfect 60s Soul dance tune, for ground-level artists & labels is quite staggering. This Hudson River crossing flows from speakers in a gush of flawlessly arranged male vocals driven but subtly pitched horns.

Relentless, inspiring vocal group Northern Soul rolling at exactly to right pace inviting the lazy Northern Soul glide. A recording to immerse yourself in, soak up all the atmosphere it’s saturated in.

A real jewel of a tune that has escaped all forms of vinyl bootlegging.. which in itself is proof of elusiveness. Seldom seen for sale and begging for a long overdue revisit.

Having sung it’s Northern Soul qualities, the NS collector can expect competition from the Sweet Harmony collectors as the flipside alters it’s stride and falls into a lavish “Impressions” inspired mid-tempo groove.

Two sides to die-for..but what else could you expect if Eddie Singleton, George Kerr, Richard Tee & Richard Poindexter collaborate, with a dash of female know-how coming from Daisy Holland.

This copy is super-clean, two labels are spotless, the vinyl is a clean M-.

Current bid: £ 124.00

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Martineques

If You Want To Call Me

Some records drip with soulful-superiority!!

A more delicious record I’ve not listed in memory - for me it has everything I adore about a rare Northern Soul Recording. This Andy Dennison cover-up as “The 3 Jades” has remained rare enough long enough to deprive us Sasanacs of this truly formidable tune

It screams rarity.. as we hear it oh so little, unless we are being pleasured by the likes of Cliff Steele or Kitch behind the English turntables. Records of this stratospheric quality sadly so infrequently come to market, consequently few NS Jocks own a copy.

In short - it is the most beautifully constructed soul-experience to sit on my desk in a very long time! Luxuriously silky vocals fuse then glide over a simplistic Thurman Hollis production adding layer after layer of highly honed harmony soul.. If like me vocal-group harmony Northern soul is your bag - it doesn’t ever, get any better than this.

  • Condition is just perfect!!

Current bid: £ 513.00

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Chuck Flamingo

What's My Chances C/w No One To Call My Own

Chuck Flamingo makes his Manship Auction Debut!

Today is a treat, playing a record, that not many can boast if owning; this is after all a legendary 45 being quite easily the rarest, most sought 45 on this highly regarded New York label.

For as long as I can remember the rarity pedigree has been on proven time and time again, as it is literally decades or more before i see another copy. Always making it fresh to hear and a delight to see

Refresh yourself with this exhilarating Northern Soul dancer, with musclebound horn intro lifted by shrill girls answer chorus before Chuck vocal clicks into the addictive rhythm, those girl keep going then one of those value-changing saxophone breaks that lift a great tune onto a higher level.

All components holler NORTHERN SOUL - rarity suggest do not pass by - when will another become accessible..,is the question.

Vinyl is immaculate - please scrutinize the labels - this copy came to the UK in the mid 60s as a promo to a DJ who “scored” every record label to ensure in didn’t “slip” on radio - inane I know but I’ve had many records that have traveled this journey. It’s discreet and does not detract too much from it’s huge desirability.

footnote: the Deep Soul flipside writer credit paints the most vivid picture of a perhaps Rojac Records employee - as the writer names herself as “Mistreated Eadie” 

Current bid: £ 495.00

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Various Artists

Tamla Special #1

MOTOWN COLLECTORS ALERT!

The very beginnings of what was to become a worldwide record collectors addiction.

THE MOTOWN COMPILATION ALBUM.

This is the one that started it all; The first compilation album featuring the 10 tracks of the records that ignited the spectacular success, never before witnessed within the jungle of USA independent Record Labels.

Stunning “Pop-Art” front cover. Back cover is decorated with four impressive artist black and white pics. Including the seldom seen Singin’ Sammy Ward & Sherri Taylor pose.

Inside the cover the LP retains the EXTREMELY RARE Motown album-adverts inner sleeve including the withdrawn Supremes “Bar Stool” cover image.

Original WHITE & BLUE labels.

All of it in gorgeous condition, light age-browning to the back is it’s only flaw.. when are you gonna find a finer copy of an history making platter of this calibre.

MOTOWN MUST!!

Current bid: £ 133.00

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Diana Ross & The Supremes

Love Child

Every Wednesday our aim is to present the Soul collector not only with the opportunity to acquire fine condition rare 45s but also make it an interesting read, a colourful vista and present a few conversation pieces.

This 45 fits that criteria perfectly.

This listing is aimed directly at the British Tamla Motown completist, the dcedicated TMG enthusiast who has the burning desire to own every last one of these Tamla Motown Black & silvers.

Presented today is the insanely RARE 1968 special promo invitation record sent out by EMI as a V.I.P. invite for the after-party at EMI House of fabled 18th. November 1968 ROYAL COMMAND PERFORMANCE show.

Fabled, because Diana Ross used some of her stage time to give a poignant tribute to Martin Luther King, who had been assassinated in Memphis only 7 months earlier. Bringing to the British public an unprecedented awareness on the Amercian Black Civil Rights Movement.

This “Record Invite” you will notice has a special dotted line for the recipients name to be added in pencil (the lucky man was David Griffiths)

Historical on so many levels - it is unclear how many were made, mailed or even survive to go home that night. But we can say it is “Rain-Bird Rare” and the very first copy we have ever auctioned - ever.

  • not quite sure what Eric & Ernie thought about it from the wings awaiting to perform as “Top Of The Bill” @ The London Palladium… Diana Ross stole the pairs thunder, and the girls are the ones remembered from that history making night…

Current bid: £ 110.00

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Pookie Hudson

This Gets To Me

This Weeks near perfect timeless Northern Soul classic comes in the form of a simultaneous Cleethorpes Pier & Wigan Casino monster. Single-handedly due to the fact John Anderson of Soul Bowl was feeding the DJ’s of both iconic clubs from his rich vein of unrivaled USA vinyl.

With the power of nearly all Casino & Pier DJ’s playing it, “Pookie” was an overnight sensation. I can remember “”the Pier” floor rammed, the hall seemly bouncing to the “Bob Finiz” created vibe littered production.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL and this copy flawless.

Current bid: £ 362.00

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Big Al Downing

Yes I'm Loving You C/w Please Come Home

SUE!

just one word could do it!

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Four Larks

Groovin' At He Go-go C/w I Still Love You (from The Bottom Of My Heart)

Back in the mid-70s when most-all of us with blinkered haste chased only what the DJ’s were currently playing; one perky Ginger-Chap from York ran against the crowd; brightening up the East Coast Niter by flashing his newly secured Canadian Alice Clark or South African Patti Austin, even a Dutch Paul Sindab.

Ronnie Pedley loved his weird and wonderful Northern Soul oddities and was dedicated to them. This trend over the following decades has caught on, now having a huge appreciative culture.

Collecting Rare Northern Soul vinyl has no boundaries, the weird, the rare, The previously unknown,even the thought not to exists are found and our adrenaline rush, our craving and record-lust is quenched for a fleeting moment.

Before you today is not only a timeless Northern Classic, backed with one of the finest Philly Girl-Group dancers ever forged; the double-sider that lifted the production team of “Harthon” into the Northern Soul collectors vocabulary.

This is absolutely it’s RAREST FORM!

1966 Philippines vinyl-press PROMO!

Personally I never knew it existed… for the time being my thirst for the seriously rare has been quenched…leaving the question, does Ronnie “The King” of the Foreign release Northern Soul own a copy?

Current bid: £ 111.00

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R & B Scene

Volume 1. No. 6 - April 1965

The R&B Scene - the incredibly hard to find “Birth Of Northern Soul” fanzine conceived by Roger Eagle in 1963.

I always turn to those fabulous “Twisted Wheel” forthcoming artists ads on the back cover. Front cover underlines how dedicated Roger was, by digging deep for his articles; Chuck Berry & James Brown may seem obvious choices for the time. But how about writing bios on Lazy Lester, Homesick James, Willie Mabon & Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.

But as I leafed through these archibvasl pages I was in for a very pleasant surprise indeed. THE ST. LOUIS UNION who hasd billed themselves as playing the “Northern Soul Sound” in previous R&B Scene adverts had autographed their page. All six member Tony Cassidy, Dave Tomlinson, Keith Millar, John Nichols, Dave Webb, Alex Kirby have all put their moniker on this 49 year old artifact.

Signed at he Twisted Wheel - this has gotta be a Northern Soul Hall Of Fame candidate..The first British Group to quote the term “Northern Soul” all signing at The Twisted Wheel in this iconic glossy fanzine, the first mag for the term “Northern Soul Scene” to ever be in print…

I’m humbled…

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Carolyn Crawford

I'll Come Running - Alternative Take

A Unique Motown acetate capturing 15 year old Carolyn Crawford booming out a alternative take on the MOTOWN 1064 release.

On this one-off this take Earl Van Dyke is in thumping form on the organ, as he supports the Ms Crawford ear-piercing vocal. Just love the way “The Earl” drops back into his Jazz roots pulling out all the stops delivery a wild backing to what is a truly exceptional young-girl vocal.

The keyboard work not featured on the more-commercially constructed release, is outrageous paino and organ weld together from the off but at no stage drown the lead vocal.

The Motown Sound with a sprinkling of Jazzy improvisation.

Brilliant and most likely One-Of-A-Kind..

Current bid: £ 117.00

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Jackie Avery

Understanding C/w I Got Love

CONDITION CONDITION CONDITION

Unplayed until today - we have spoken many times about “Katrina” and the devastating effect it had on New Orleans. So how pleasing is it to hold a near 50 year old Dover distributed 45 still in its original birth-state.

For a change we’ll open with the highly regarded “Deep Soul” side, and leave the snapping, snarling beast of Northern Soul to the last.

Funeral paced Louisianan Deep Soul supported by subtle bluesy guitar licks and some wonderfully controlled horns, that blow just loud enough to deepen the sorrow but leaving Jackie Avery’s tonsils to gargle away his despair, capturing every expression of pain in his voice, a perfect example of the genre.

Flip it over, Jackie will lift you onto your feet as gentle rattle of the drum rim is a prelude for some serious blasting-horns clearing a path for Jackie to strut his vocal range. His dominant, authoritative delivery of the lyrics is met note for by hard, hard blowing and squealing ladies.

As punchy as it get.. too great Soul sides and condition is unbelievable.

Current bid: £ 45.00

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California Playboys

Trying To Become A Millionaire

W. C. Stone’s long standing San Francisco label put together a Five Man Band using his own long term session men to create one of the world’s most-wanted Soul albums, as it includes not one but fully four killer Northern Soul dance cut that never achieved 45 release.

Good friend and legend record dealer Rip Lay acquired the whole of the Loadstone and distributed vinyl in one hit, back in the late 70s. But whilst trawling though multiple boxes of the Loadstone stock, I never saw this very limited release amongst it, even though Rip’s warehouse back then was an essential annual dig… Check out the highly impressive sound file of 4 we chose.

  1. Trying To Be A Millionaire - mixing fluid vocals spiced up with a little Latin, driving subtle Funk undertones and lively crisp vocal - this is Brilliant!

2.Double Love - a spectacular reworking of the 1963 Loadstone recording by The Chandeliers, inspiring Lennell Salone guitar licks lift this dancer up and beyond.

  1. Just Say A Four Letter Word - Many consider this the best track, it is one to take a few listen then it just grows on you - indelible vocal group Northern Soul.

  2. I’ve Got To Find Myself Another Girl - we’ve recorded to show how loosely fitting Sweet Soul ballads really work as the clarity of the vocals is heighten by the lack of overpowering back tracks. Supremely naive and beautifully delivered ans the lad vocal sounds like Roshell Anderson.

The other two tracks are every note as good - such a highly talented band of musicians who with the presence of Bay Area studio Prince - W.C. Stone crafted something extraordinarily special that day in 1976.

Current bid: £ 311.00

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Barry St. John

Everything I Touch Turns To Tears

I was prompted to list this dazzling 1966 Red & White DEMO today after seeing some yesteryear photos on Face Book of the Northern Soul champion of the British release DJ Nev Wherry who tragically died young.

Nev’s passion for the rare British 45, spilled over into his Cleethorpes Winter Garden sets where he would brandish his matchless Record Boxes rammed with UK demo’s on one side, and rare Northern Soul the other.

Some records you just associate with certain DJ’s - William Bell’s - Happy - was “Bubs” tune, Barry St. John - Everything I Touch Turns To Tears - we will always associate with Nev Wherry. Two sadly deceased DJ who presence comes flooding back every time a “theme Tune” is played.

British ONLY, rare and irresistible as the Red n’ White. Tiny sticker removal “spot” on right hand bottom of label. Vinyl is clean, with some minuscule light surface blemishes in strong light. As you can hear it plays perfect and as you can see it’s beauty just glows from the screen.

Current bid: £ 61.00

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James West

Hanging Out C/w Every Knock's A Boost, Child

It matters not which side you drop the arm on you are served with down and down -right dirty FUNK

The side the label chose as the “A” has rap into chanting over a swirling greasy hammond rhythm, then the “murky” Saxophone joins the party, escalating the atmosphere from a stroll to hard Funk jog.

Decidedly different and utterly compelling stuff.

But flip it for in my opinion the best side, as arranger George Benson Jazz, Funk and Psyche into an impressively moody but totally defiant slab of New York FUNK!

Impressive hammond, guitar and sax and an “out of it” vocal.. . what’s not to love?

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Shades Of Sensation

But Then You Left Me C/w Everyday Thing

This weeks offering to the Sweet Soul Zealot, is a dreamy falsetto smorgasbord; a hugely appetizing feast of icy-cool vocals soaring aloft on a primitive but highly effective arrangement.

The D.I.Y. underdeveloped urban-Soul has a charm all of it’s own, putting extreme rarity aside; this session ripples with after-school dreams of making it big, and these guys had everything, except exposure to do just that.

Highly honed vocals knit together into one pool of ascending-cool.

Then if you flip it over - what a surprise..

A honking Hammond Boo-Ga-Loo instrumental borrowing some riffs from “Chain Gang” and serving up an obvious and previously “unknown” candidate for club-spins, those DJ’s digging below the surface are looking for.

Two great but contrasting sides, on one extremely rare disc… 

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