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Popcorn And The Mohawks

Real Good Lovin' / Have I The Right

We continue to dig deep into our Motown stocks to try and bring you some outstanding, rarely seen 45s in the best possible condition. Motown 1019 was another Richard Popcorn Wylie 45 that failed miserably upon release.

First check out that deep map label, miraculously this 45 has spent it’s life filed UNPLAYED and protected by a poly-sleeve. There is not even the merest blemish on either label. Utter perfection MINT ! the vinyl is as-good-as-it-gets also.

This is a listing for the many Motown scholars who have sought vinyl purity all their collecting lives. I’m never gonna seen a finer copy, and you’re not either..

Severely committed to owning the finest possible examples of the World’s most-famous independent record label - do not miss this opportunity, of owning a great Janie Bradford - Richard Popcorn Wylie collaboration that never sold a bean…

Current bid: £ 99.00

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Little Mack

Tell Her To Come On Home

A listing for the Northern Soul R&B DJ seeking to elevate his set.

Her’s a Chicago belter written by the prolific Robert Lee and guided by the legendary Sun Ra on the mystical El Saturn labels.

Check out this moody downright dirty R&B/Popcorn dance offering. With Little Mack Simmons anguished style, ideal for this sultry mid-tempo benefitting from a relentless purring saxophone accompaniment, punctuated with some punchy piano breaks that drive the dance invitation to yet another level!

THIS IS RARE! and in perfect condition.

Do no sooze, we do not expect another copy - perhaps ever..

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The winning bid was £ 362.00

Sam Williams

Love Slipped Through My Fingers

Some records the vision makes you shiver, but not even close near to the spine-tingling journey that lay in the grooves.

You are viewing and about to listen to absolute pinnacle Northern Soul experience

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The winning bid was £ 3,256.00

Millionaires

Never For Me

Northern Soul oldie of the moment - in flawless condition..

We’re not sure we need to embellish this New Jersey voca-group dancer more than you already know, It is off course currently packing the dance-floors at Northern Soul gatherings, countrywide.

This flawless copy in it’s birth-sleeve will no doubt become the property of a DJ who likes to pleasure the crowd…

or just maybe a Deep Soul addict may be reminded of the aching horn-drenched ballad that lay in hiding on the flipside.

The only way to improve on this offering, will be if you ever find a copy without the tiny bb drill through the label. Vinyls, labels & sleeve are all pristine!

Absolutely no evidence of previous DJ outings, for this baby…

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The winning bid was £ 143.00

Roy Robert

I Know What To Do To Satisfy You

Oh yes, real-deal applause appreciated Northern Soul rarity that in still doing the business, right now.

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The winning bid was £ 714.00

Rufus Wonder

Under The Moon / So Upset

Whilst musing over this 45 with a NS scholar of Detroit, he qualified this 45 not only as an extremely challenging disc to acquire, but also, it would be HIS choice of first record, if he was seeking a “Big Impact” sound to kick off a “Niter” set!

Well after that statement I couldn’t wait to hear it again, to refresh my ears with a tune I’m not heard played out, in a very long time. I hardly need to say, as predicted my ears were ravaged by a dancefloor-riveting cocktail of vibes & horns, not to mention the tantalisingly delayed introduction of the zipping strings, then Rufus unleashes that silky voice elevated by a tide of male harmony crashing cymbals.

Wow! Mr Johnstone how could this tune have faded in my overloaded memory.. relentlessly potent Detroit that is long, long overdue for an All-Niter renaissance… my head is now full visions of Benn hall, Rugby or Kings Hall,Stoke bursting into uncontrollable euphoria as that opening, collides with the public.

Astounding intro, that just grows into one of the most inspiring Northern Soul tunes I’ve revisited..

This copy has surface marks and light ring wear to the label. Scrutinise the soundfile & view the label scans.. but to be honest it would take a lump hammer and an axe attack to interfere with this recording’s muscular presence…

After saying all that. I’m impressed with the flipside almost as much..

begging the question why the hell am I selling it… here comes another Manship-mistake.. as I type “vinyl-regret” is starting to stir inside.

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The winning bid was £ 190.00

Charley Wynn

Action Time / It's You I Love

Colorado Springs.. no a place you’d expect a Northern Soul stomper to be born, or indeed to find a Deep Soul scorcher on the flipside..

A mystery record from a mystery man that delivers proper 60’s Soul in two differing genres..

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The winning bid was £ 281.00

Bobby Paris

Night Owl

It’s An Anthem!!

It’s a PROMO

It’s in exceptional condition!

…nuff said?

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The winning bid was £ 423.00

John & The Weirdest

Can't Get Over These Memories / No Time

A highly prestigious double helping of top-drawer Northern Soul in dream-condition!

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The winning bid was £ 3,068.00

Sheila Ferguson

Heartbroken Memories / Signs Of Love

Cinderella Northern Soul, crafted by two Philadelphia Princes, partnering up to create Girl-Group Northern Soul perfection;

It has always puzzled me, why this magnificent NS dancer has for decades been on the threshold of timeless classic status but just never had the intense exposure that some of Northern Soul’s “Ugly Sisters” received.

My view is, this is another elusive disc, that has suffered from not being in the optimum amount of DJ boxes at the same time, a neglected Wigan Casino monster that sadly didn’t get invited to the ball.

Click the soundfile to remind yourself what the 70s all-niter congregation was deprived of whilst “Lost Summer Love” “Nine Times Out Of Ten” “Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine” were dominating the turntables..

The genius of Richie Barrett & Leon Huff is conspicuous in the exteme,as is Sheila Ferguson’s heavenly voice, with both sides offering superior girl-sound Northern Soul on every note. Let it be said, some of he DJ’s of that era, just never owned a copy,but then again it has after never been an easy prey.

The almost weekly “Weekenders” of 2016 may do well to drop the arm on this much-loved Philly dancer, before it leaves the ball..

One small pleasing aspect in this fairytale is that this awesome tune’s neglect in the past has reprieved it from the indignity of “overplay” and the Northern Soul bootleg which follows.. if you hear it out, and we seriously hope you do, that DJ will be playing the elusive original.. that should have eloped with a NS Prince Charming decades ago..

This Promo copy btw is totally flawless.. and a perfect for the Northern Soul feet..

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The winning bid was £ 246.00

Candy And The Kisses

The 81

We can’t even begin to describe how damn difficult it is to find authentic UK Cameo Parkway SLEEVES!

Let alone have an immaculate 1964 Twisted Wheel MOD classic sitting inside it..

A British collector’s dream is the sleeve to slip onto all those Cameo Parkway’s on the shelves tat look “vinyl-naked” without their Red, Black & White Pye design jackets to keep them covered.

This hotly-hunted 1964 British press, has just he merest sleeve contact brushes on the playing surface, only detectable in angled bright light, and two labels unsullied through the last 52 years..

I’m finding it hard to image finding a better copy than this example, that will halt the constant British upgrading, on this title at least..

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

Organics

Foot Stomping

From the house of Ernest Burt, the Magic City Detroit come this rarely encounter piece of neighborhood FUNK by the imaginatively christened “Organics” a street-level creation that will grow on you..

A compelling session emerging after the recording the lead side, an impressive down-home gritty “Blues” statement. After some of “Fortunes” old-schoolers gather to “Jam”

The result when seasoned talents mingle, is a cohesive blending of the Blues guitar, The Hammond into pumping FUNK as an energetic drummer rattles out the dance rhythm.

Raw, unpretentious Motor City funker that expands itself into a fun time tat transfers onto the vinyl perfectly..

Tough to find, nice clean condition for a record that on the on occasions it breaks surface, is usually seen a little too many parties for the particular DJ or collector.

Killer instrumental encapsulating what is possible when the “Old-School” musicians have a “blow-out”

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The winning bid was £ 76.00

Harden Brothers

Deep Inside Of Me

a Harden Brothers 1981 D.I.Y. project, giving up a deliciously Jazzy, Soulful Stepper saturated in class and style..

It is hard for me to imagine how John Harden and brothers can create this level of quality and not go on to have more releases, or indeed craft an album. Perhaps this was a pleasurable pastime for friends, as the lead singer was a “Doctor” by profession. The other participants probably had similar commitments, whatever the reason this disc is shockingly impressive, not only by the level of skill but also the mystique surrounding these creations; that considerably adds to the desirability, of an intriguing 33rpm small hole single, most probably born as gifts for friends & family..

But you cannot overlook the intricate dexterity displayed as this recording unfolds. Fabulously impassioned, skillful and so very compelling; it will leave you wondering about the talent involved and what might have been, if these guys jammed more often..

RARE and far too good to pass by..

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The winning bid was £ 468.00

Magnetics

I Have A Girl / Love & Devotion

No, not that horrid practical joke of a counterfeit, that recently had the whole of the Northern Soul scene up in arms, as a laughable attempt at vinyl-fraud unfolded.

THIS IS THEIMPOSSIBLE” 100% ORIGINAL! The Paramount press real-deal with the minuscule numbered hallmark under the paper label, with just enough paper penetration to make authentication child’s play.

This is Northern Soul collecting at it’s most challenging, vocal-group NS at it’s very finest. Act accordingly as the chances of another copy coming up for sale are as remote as Beyonce bringing you coffee in the morning.

Current bid: £ 2,039.00

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Bobby Thurston

A Slice Of The Pie

The highly pursued 1978 original press with near perfect vinyls, unblemished labels, front cover has “Curtis” written on it (see scan) ad note this is faded and unobtrusive.

Now listen to the unparalleled 70’s Soul delights that have made this independent D.I.Y. album one of the most wanted of all Soul platters ever made.

  1. Just Ask Me - rare soul dance at it’s utmost brilliant, unsurpassable dancer

  2. Treat Me The Same Way - lived in the shadows of “Just Ask Me” for too long this soul mid-tempo is a Stepper from the top-drawer, utterly captivating.

  3. I Want Your Body - A Barry White inspired sultry sex-groove stepper

  4. Foolish Man - slick, easy going dance groove suffering from the brilliance of the 3 tracks that precede it. Standing alone as a 45 it would be so sought-after.

If you collect rare soul albums, this annoyingly elusive 9 track platter serves it up at it’s very finest.. capped off with a stunning version of the Billy Stewart classic, this is an essential and most-difficult album to own.

  1. I Do Love You - a divine version of this classic song.

Current bid: £ 122.00

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Dynamics

Yes, I Love You Baby

A Manship-MInt…if it wasn’t for the the fade writing on the flipside label.

This is in our experience the rarest form of this classic Detroit Northern Soul dancer.

The West Coast two bar Los Angeles press looks so very cool, and unfamiliar. A-side label is perfection, both vinyls are unblemished so near totally Mint! See scan for the flipside label blemish. Not serious but just enough to stop it being saved for our anticipated Christmas-Gift offering of perfection.

A a much-loved NS Golden Classic that has not yet suffered that Weekender overkill that has anesthetized our senses to so many stand-out records. To my ears this Richard Popcorn Wylie & Tony Hester presented to one of Soul greatest ever group gathering as they evolved into the Dramatics at Stax, to touch and sometimes leap over the bar set by the The Dells, The Temptations, The Manhattans etc.

Listen to seamless vocal group Northern Soul guided by to of the sound’s greatest technicians, present on a label that is just so pleasing on the eye.

Current bid: £ 211.00

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Eula Cooper

Try / Love Makes Do Foolish Things

Crazy About Crossover.. Here that much-loved Gorgeous-Georgia-Gal with her most impassioned recording… elevated by a typically silky Tommy Stewart horn-saturated arrangement.

Take a listen to a lady who delivers exquisite pain with her unique picture-painting vocal with that rare ability to change Soulful-lyrics into a mood-changing experience.

Listen to a high-perfectly-pitch young-girl display of real need, sprinkled with hope & conviction… utterly formidable testament to this Sister’s under-recorded gifts.

Before today is the rare 45 missing from most-everybody’s collection, signed by Eula to a friend. The vinyl visually does reveal light surface scuffing. None of which we are glad to announce, affect play in any way on the A or B sides.

Carefully listen to the flawless sound this 45 gives up. Not a murmur from those grooves, just a teenage girl imploring her love is taken seriously…

WOW!! nobody does it quite like Eula! 

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Jr., Walker & The All Stars

Tune Up / Do The Boomerang

Red & White-holics here’s one absolutely irresistible TMG “red & white” that so very seldom comes to market, especially with two clean labels and unblemished vinyls..

Current bid: £ 100.00

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Jesse Davis

Gonna Hang On In There

A flawless PROMO copy of this 100 Club anthem still snugly snoozing in it’s birth-sleeve.

You will see a finer example, not a blemish anywhere. Check out that attention-seeking label scan then listen to soundfile perfection.

This is a 45 for those of you on that mission-impossible of acquiring the Northern Soul “greats” in as perfect condition condition, as is humanly possible to secure.

You will not find a better..

Current bid: £ 247.00

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Miracles

Bad Girl / I Love You Baby

Has there been a more historical Soul 45 ever made?

We think not..

The disc that started the most-famous black-music record label of the last century.. inspired by the silky vocal Nathaniel Mayer Smokey Robinson delivers one of the greatest Soul harmony recordings ever committed to vinyl.

Not only truly beautiful in the extreme but also drenched in historical-importance. As the the inspiring story of the struggling pairing of Berry Gordy Jr., and Bill “Smokey” Robinson delivering their debut Motown 45 to Detroit and surrounding record shops in their own car, pulling copies from the trunk and persuading the proprietors to stock copies..

This was of course the dawning of the world’s greatest independent record label and this disc is on 2016 considered a huge Motown trophy. Even though it has spent it’s early life in it’s neighborhood without a sleeve to no doubt be cherished as the spectacularly sad song it surely is. Evoking visions of love-struck teenage Motor City guys & girls brought nearly to tears “alone In Their Rooms” listening to “Smokey” spill his heart onto the floor.

Before you is a legend, even though it has multiple surface scuff from stacking in said bedroom. It plays really well, check out the double sound file lifted directly off this disc. and check out the Diana Hagopian proof of ownership wisely scrawled on the flipside label..

This listing is saturated in all the kudos and atmosphere that makes record collecting so very irresistible..

Current bid: £ 77.00

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Bob Relf

Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful

Who Was The DJ - Who Was the Collector.. It’s a story I heard pre-Wigan can anyone expand on this.

STORY TIME There’s nothing quite like a top 100 Northern Soul classic in it’s rarest attire to ignite euphoric recall from the Northern Soul halcyon days, the wonder-years of pre-Wigan Casino when almost every Torch, Va Va’s, Blackpool Mecca spin bristled the hairs on your neck, provoking fancy-footwork you just never knew you had in you..

But it was slightly different debut, this L.A. masterpiece made at the “Torch” than you’d have expected; legend has it that this was presented to a legendary “Torch” DJ by a young Southern collector who discovered it, along with a rave review and unbridled enthusiasm, the pressured DJ played Bob Relf for the first time to the “Top Rank” Hanley congregation..

The opening bars were very promising, yes what an instantaneous dance tune this was…UNTIL the “out-of-the-blue” “slow” “lull” in the middle, when this tune delivers an Avante-Garde “break”, that stopped the dancers in full flow…the astonished DJ immediately faded it out and dropped another more conventional dance tune on in it’s place.

That unexpected “break” over the decades became so iconic, a flowing trance-like movement was soon ingrained into the spellbound NS dancers routine, as Bob Relf served up Northern Soul with a difference.

I would love to know the name of the collector who got the DJ to play this now top-classic, and indeed the DJ who ejected it so prematurely, I feel it needs documenting accurately, to file away as another Northern Soul “vignette” that will be passed onto the younger generation…

Having said all that, if the DJ had played the other side instead, the out come would have been totally different, no break, no weirdness.. just totally captivating Northern Soul that surely deserves more that the occasional airing at the more cultured Northern Soul soiree..

Two killer tunes, one interesting event, one RARE 45 in these clothes…

Current bid: £ 211.00

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Bid on Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful

Phonetics

Don't Let Love Get You Down/ Pretty Girl

Does it matter which side you drop the needle on? Not really as both sides give up decidedly-delicious Los Angeles vocal-group Northern Soul, that has, through it’s own elusiveness, escaped over-exposure, bootlegging or CD overkill through the decades.

This disc is in fact one of those endangered vinyl-species that have yet to rocket in value, on the back of inspired NS turntable action, perched and ready to reach those exclusive heights it has always threatened to do.

Saturated in those essential qualities required… don’t take my word for it..click the double soundfile, that will leave you wondering why this double helping from a young genius hasn’t already smashed beyond that 4 figure bench mark inferior and commoner 45s seem to do on an almost daily basis…

Unleash Willie Hutch and the boys, and reveal a chance to own a grossly overlooked slab of Northern Soul, just ready and waiting to smash into an inspired DJ’s set, the type of NS Jock who has an skilled-eye for those hidden gems that just need air-time to join the ever growing list of the Northern Soul A-list 45s..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Lyrics

So Hard To Get Along / Side Wind

GOLDWAX

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most collectable 60’s record labels and here is, again without question one of it’s hardest 45’s to capture.

1964 vocal group Northern Soul stroller featuring Percy Milem, that has yet to enjoy Northern Soul turntable exposure due to it’s insanely rare status.

My assumption is that after the Memphis Company secured an ABC Paramount deal, they withdrew the Goldwax 45. This was often in the contract for independents to stop marketing their own product, if a national was to to take over the promotion.

Well I must say for such a fine example of it’s genre, ABC did a pretty sloppy job of getting this out there to the public. Personally I’ve only ever encountered a couple of ABC Promo copies in my lifetime. Never ever seeing a STOCK release in the flesh. So even the ABC national copy is very hard to acquire.

With GOLDWAX being such a hard label run, to complete, being the ultimate challenge for so many Japanese collectors through the decades..it is really pleasing to eventually be able to offer this our very FIRST COPY rarity for sale, but not nearly as pleasing as it’s perfect condition.

Took me nearly 50 years to get this 45, so don’t expect a Minter to pop up again, any time soon.

Click and listen to a 45 not many people on Planet Earth have ever heard before.. I actually love both sides of this street-level Memphis treasure.

Current bid: £ 1.00

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