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Inspirations

Your Wish Is My Command C/w I'll Take A Chance On You

RARE Northern Soul classic and just darn awesome!

Top side booms out the very best Chicago vocal-group Northern Soul you could ever dream of hearing, whilst the flipside is considered a Soul-harmony Grail.

The most important aspect of this listing however, is two perfect labels and vinyl to match. So stunningly clean, we doubt if we’ll ever surpass this offering on all round condition.

So click the sound file, we’ll let “The Inspirations” do the rest of the talking…

Current bid: £ 777.00

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Turner Bros

Running In The Rain C/w Let's Go Fishing

Oh so right for today…

…as Northern Soul embraces retro Funk. Sparking euphoric recall of high-stacked hair perms, blazing flares, floppy hats, platform shoes this overlooked Indianapolis flipside has snoozed of the reverse of a “Soul Essence” classic for too long.

Wake up to a perfect example of evocative street-Funk! Jetting us back to “Black Belt Jones” “Police Story” “Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” “Starsky and Hutch” …this is no “Silver Lady”.. this in in-your-ear Dance-Funk with stabbing horns, classy jazzy keyboard weaving, then a glorious wave of trumpets lifts this instrumental onto a different level; an innovative slow-drag mini-interval, then with perfect timing it detonates back into character..damn good FUNK

This is gonna stir a few DJ’s and impress all dancers smitten by the 70s retro awareness it ignites.

Flip it back, for a deliciously rolled out soulful mid-tempo that has sat high in minds of the appreciative attenders of those windswept weekends in April. Where a gentle dancefloor rare-soul sway is the order of the day, as it “mellows” down at certain times.. only to be shook back into life by a Gavin Page “bomb”

Two great sides, one we feel with huge potential to impress and again elevate this rare 45 into “most-wanted” status.

Street FUNK at it’s most impressive - plus a Soulful Stepper at it’s most refreshing.. what’s not to crave?

Current bid: £ 100.00

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Jeanie Tracy

Making New Friends C/w Tripping On The Sounds

Oh yes top drawer Oakland, California jazzy dance soul.

The last time we listed this highly hunted Holy-Platter a bidding Dog-fight ensued of the likes we’ve not experienced to often.. as real dust raiser.

But who could blame the enthusiasm, this 45 is after all, a long-standing out-of-reach Rare-Soul trophy with a very impressive scarcity provenance. When would another come to market?

Marvin Holmes’s all too short lived Bay Area label consistently distributed exquisite recordings, with this example being the best his Oakland based machine made. Horns lead the way for Jeanie’s jerky jazzed up vocal to glide through an uplifting arrangement. Shrill girls join the party as the lead vocal hits several intense peaks with consummate ease..

SEXY very SEXY soulful dance with a huge reputation..

But do not overlook the pumping slab of Sister-Funk that lay hidden on the flipside - it is already emerging as a candidate to rise high on the play lists of the New-Breed NS funk Jocks… you cannot ignore those horns…

Current bid: £ 599.00

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Ray Pollard

The Drifter C/w Let Him Go (and Let Me Love You)

THE voice of 60s New York guided by the highly industrious pairing of Gerry Granahan & Arnold Goland, a duo who were behind so many great East Coast 60s recordings.

To have a vocalist of Ray Pollard’s stature standing before them in the studio, must have been a thrill. THen give the team the fabulously stirring lyrics of Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer you know something special is about to be born.

It is no accident the greatest songs and performances are crafted, it takes a fusion of stand-out talent to achieve it.

This offering is of course one of the most-immense Beat-Ballads ever crafted, it sits deep in the heart of all Northern Soul fans..it is after all peerless Soul.

Click the soundfile and let the “team” and Ray’s prodigious voice do all the talkin’…

ownership is imperative..isn’t it

Current bid: £ 428.00

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Ronnie & Robin

As Long As You Lovbe Me (i'll Stay)

In short - simply one of THE most popular Northern Soul floorpackers of the moment..

Here it is, as an eye-catching White Demo original.

Click the soundfile not just to be catapulted back to 1974 when this was one of the Northern Soul scenes most wanted. But to be rocketed forward to the forthcoming NS events of 2014, when this tune will be the starting gun for the dancefloor crush.

So popular! Can you do an oldies set without this guaranteed to remove bums of seats…spin.

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Ty Karim & George Griffin

Keep On Doin'whatcha' Doin' C/w Catch Action

Rare Californian 8.00 minute 12” version from the Queen of Los Angeles Soul!

Flawless 1980 press still in shrink wrapping and we believe played only once, for the making of the soundfile attached..

This highly regarded “Diva” sadly recorded so little through the 70s and 80s but lost none of her powerful presence. On this LONG VERSION version her voice lifts this dance tune every time she lets loose with her matchless voice, calming delivered, exacting and rippling with explosive power.

Note: condition could hardly be finer

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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” 

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The winning bid was £ 876.00

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?

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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..

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The winning bid was £ 246.00

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-.

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The winning bid was £ 363.00

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!!

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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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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.

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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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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!!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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The winning bid was £ 155.00

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…

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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?

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The winning bid was £ 221.00

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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Soul City

Everybody Dance Now C/w Who Knows

Imagine in 1966 being in one of the 100’s of Music-curious MODS who frequented the Twisted Wheel, The Scene, The Mojo, The Beachcomber, The Night Owl etc etc. Well almost every English city had Soul allnighter by the time the glorious year of ‘66 kicked in.

So imagine finding this on a market stall, shop cut out bin or more likely special ordered off a Record Mirror review or the new release sheets.

SOUL CITY - EVERYBODY DANCE NOW - would just scream BUY ME

as would the Cameo Parkway label. But they deleted 45s so quickly in the 60s, if you were not an out-of-the-box record collector or 45 forager this beauty would have passed you by and taunted you for the rest of the 60s as DJ’s flaunted it on those Niter turntables.

But in our haste to secure and play the thumpin’ Northern Soul 45s that rattle dancefloor we overlook some real masterpieces which “WHO KNOWS” on the flip certainly is. Drenched in emotion, dripping with soul and rippling with anguish; a finer down-beat experience would be hard to match.

Again the music has took my thoughts away from the fact this listing is a flawless, 1966 British rarity and a MOD / Wheel timeless classic in flawless condition through out.

Check out “Who Knows” today it is my fave tune!

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Larry Williams & Johnny Watson

Too Late C/w Two For The Price Of One

Hoy!

Hey Mr. Watson, Listen To What the Lady told me!

Said Larry I’m Sorry I Gotta Go

‘cause I Found Me A New Love That I love More

I Know That Must Have Been A Bitter Pill For You To Take

Sure Was Man!

It’d Make Your Poor Heart Wanna Break

This Is What Told Her..

You And You’re New Love Keep On Keeping On

I Know That Loving Feeling Is Gone..

TOO LATE!!! TOO LATE!!

and later the greatest lyric line in a soul record ever sung..

“I Don’t Need No Woman - To Help Me Starve To Death..!”

They just don’t make music in this league any more… THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!!!

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Johnny Monday

Don't Put The Hurt On Me

The former 80’s cover-up Jack Montgomery “Silly Rumours”* that has in the hearts of the dedicated crowd that kept teh Northern Soul scene running through that sparse attendance decade - when marriage, children and jail got in the way of the most important thing in life.. NS music!

There is no mention of who the male-vocal group backing on the fabulous example Texas Northern Soul but they elevate this Tex-Mex brass bolstered mid-tempo into the top-drawer as the blend of “Johnny’s” expressive vocal, those Mariachi-influenced trumpets and the rich male group harmony chorus, knit together into one velvety dance groove.

This 45 on it’s inception to Northern Soul turntable could easily without a raised eyebrow been covered up as The Volumes, Monorays, Servicemen or what vocal-group jumped to mind..

Single artist credit, but essentially a truly fine vocal group offering.. that only occasionally comes to market.

  • Tony Smith

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Spencer Wiggins

What Do You Think About My Baby C/w Love's Crime

One for the serious seeker of rare 45s by Soul Music’s most revered artists. Spencer Wiggins one of Memphis’s greatest sons with his first solo 45. Totally Dog-Rare and it offers potent horn driven Northern Soul one side and bluesy Deep Soul on the other,

Immortalized on his vast CD compilations courtesy of Ace/Kent determination to bring his talents to the wider audience …but very few own his the complete vinyl works.

For his debut solo 45 on this highly regarded seldom-seen off shot of the Goldwax label. Mr. Wiggins teams up with Isaac Hayes & Gene Bowlegs Miller and delivers a powerful statement of intent. Relentless Northern Soul that has yet to grace NS turntables with any consistency and utterly perfect for the “Big Hall” R&B orientated dance events.

Having said that, this 45 perhaps more importantly marks the birth of a great solo artist after honing his rasping vocal in his formative years with several Memhis based Gospel Groups.

Rare and essential if you’re serious about owning and completing “The Greats” or you just wanna rip a dancefloor up..?

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Jackie Forrest

Show Me How To Love

How many oldies Dj’s can boast of having and original press of this in their box.

So very, very seldom comes to market, this simultaneous Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier favourite, has remained Unicorn-Rare for near 4 decades now.

For those of you intent on amassing all the NS Classics from the golden days of the seventies, that these two legendary clubs played. You will find this classic one of the very, very tough ones to snare. In flawless condition, still sitting snugly in it’s birth-sleeve - near impossible.

Click the soundfile to be taken back to the days of Jeanette Harper, Rain, Muriel Day, Susan Coleman styled sweet girl vocal grooves, were the order of the day.

This is CASINO!!! and THE PIER revisited.

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Delrays Incorporated

Destination Unknown

Distinctive intros..

This Cleethorpes Pier/Winter Gardens anthem has one of those unique beginnings that had the crowd springing to their feet on the first note. From the era of the mid 70s when the Northern Soul DJ sets were expanding into a funkier atmosphere.

Funny that, as once again the enterprising Northern Soul scene goes full circle bringing this style forward to a solid position of “In” sound of this time. But this 45 is so much more than just flavour-of-the-month.

Collectors of the original first presses will know this is so very hard to acquire as the genuine article. True soul fans will be swooning at the superior lead vocal delivering a tortured performance after the placid cymbal stroking intro and the decidedly subtle Wah-wah licks.

The dancers would soon learn that this calm before the storm would explode into a whirlpool of falsetto harmony backing, potent horns, and ear-piercing heights the lead would reach for. Then the tranquil intro returns on the last few turns of this Miami masterpiece.

PERFECT!

100% original first press, other than two light marks on the Deep Soul flipside surface, this 45 is impeccable… as is Willie Clarke’s direction.

Current bid: £ 650.00

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Tamla Motown Revue

The Tamla Motown Show

To celebrate EMI’s 1965 launch of the UK Tamla Motown with TMG501 all the way from HITVILLE U.S.A. came the Motor Town Revue. (see scan)

This historical 8 program carries adverts for the record releases Album & Ep’s Bio’s and great artist pics on The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder & Earl Van Dyke. plus EMI take the opportunity to promote their own R&B man George Fame and his Blue Flames who come into the tour after Martha Reeves leaves the stage.

We have only once before auction this program, and that copy was nothing like the pristine condition this example is.

Near 50s year old and looks cleaner than most copies would have looked the day after the concert.

If you love te history of the Soul scene this program is crucial ..

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Pulse

Pulse

Wanna hear some killer horns to make ya’dance?

Check out this, so tough to find late 70s New York indie, offering 8 tracks of Soul-Dance & Boogie. Most of which never enjoyed 45 or 12” release.

We’ve pulled 3 tracks from side one all shimmering dancers with “Sunshine” the standout track & “It’s A New Day” showcasing closely knitted harmonies surfing strong upbeat dance rhythms. With first track on the album “Middleman” blasts off the album with rampaging horns, violent drums race along with a booming vocal pulling it all together.

Flip it over all tracks are upbeat, frantic total high-octane dance music we chose “Down Right Nasty” for the file but it could have been any of them. Fully 4 belting dancers on the flip alone.

One of he great 70s dance albums ever made, benefiting from skilled horn playing and Rodney Brown’s guitar rhythms..

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Little Jerry Williams

Just What Do You Plan To Do About It C/w Baby You're My Everything

This week two British offerings come from one of Britain’s most desired labels.

Jerry Williams one of Northern Soul’s eternal heroes for his “If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) and for his mistake twang in highly pitched emotional voice. Expressive delivery is Jerry’s trademark, invariably accompanied by full orchestra backing using all manner of instruments to fill the atmosphere.

We’ve started with catchy dance side, stabbing horns prompt proceedings as Jerry is off and running flexing those wondrous tonsils whilst unobtrusive girls purr in the background, just great but neglected Northern Soul.

The Beat Ballad side Jerry starts his journey of moving tributes to his wife Yvonne; with “Baby You’re My Everything” laying the foundations for his greatest moment that was just two more releases away. Next he did the staggering “Baby Bunny (Sugar Honey)” each time building another layer to his huge productions until he gave birth to “If You Ask Me”

A massive talent, totally at home with the rich big production..

Ooh the music was so good, I almost forgot to mention this listing is a gorgeous, irresistible 1965 British WHITE DEMO!

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