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Sam & Bill

I'll Try C/w I Feel Like Crying

Super elusive 1967 British PROMO.

The short lived partnership of Bill Johnson and Sam Gary only produced a mere 6 45’s which is a shame as these guys vocally-surged with Southern Soul angst producing ballads every note as good as the most coveted 60s Soul-Braces on the circuit.

This very elusive promo delivers value on two fronts. “I’ll Try” being a superb example of Northern Soul that in more recent times enjoyed huge MOD scene adulation and the flipside universally considered Deep Soul par excellence.

So before you today is the most desirable way to own this double-hitter.

and immaculate British DEMO with a date stamped center piece still sung in it’s birth-sleeve.

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29 X 45s

The Kent 100 Club - The Full Set

For the first time ever the FULL Set of 100 Club 45s. The promo only gifts on the door of Oxford Streets World famous 100 Club anniversaries.

29 complete and perfect.

Offering up 58 sides of pure joy.. as Ady Croasdell maintained his high standards with every single release,. and all previously unissued. Unrivaled really when you consider the miss-mash other UK Soul label cobbled together.

When it comes to post 1980 UK releases this series is by far & away the most hunted.

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Fran Oliver

Next Time You See Me

Doc Oliver is never one to disappoint…

This 45 has been bubblin’ away on the back burner for decades - now starting to break the surface of the imaginative early-doors sets (Get to hear DJ Ann Taylor early-doors now she does a cool-set) Anyhow back to the listing, an elusive Chicago street-level production that instantly catches your attention, with the subtly caressed bongos at the intro.

Fran’s “Teri Goodnight” off-key vocal style works wonders with Doc Oliver’s minimalistic approach as an infectious keyboard works it’s way into your brain, enriched by subtle horns. This is smart-producing as the whole mix builds up and has you totally hooked.

We think this rarity deserves more than early-doors as you cannot ovoid it turning into a Northern Soul ear-worm…

Infectious in the extreme, drenched in potential for the BIg-Ticket.. like so many tunes just requires that Ann Tayloresque DJ to push the boundaries of our music… with this this 45 though you can be pretty sure the DJ before and after you, will most-probably not have a copy…

Go on stamp your mark…

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Soul City

Cold Hearted Blues C/w Who So You Think You Are

Double helping of angry attitude driven Philadelphia Northern Soul.

The sides we lead with is currently making waves throughout the Northern Soul as a DJ choice when the room needs a good shake up! The partnership of Mike Lewis & Stuart Wiener famous with the NS crowd for many 60’s Philly creations..veer slightly off their normally smooth and easy style production with an angry raucous stomper that smacks you in the face ans the lead vocal gravel coated throat growls out the lyrics.

But in true Lewis/Wierner style the session is decorated with a high pitch Girl chorus, strengthened by a male vocal-group presence. Blaring horns weld it all together for a sensational slab of proper-Northern Soul that for decades was a neglected flipside.

The previous preferred choice for turntable outings was “Who So You Think You Are” which is every note as good (if not better), with an even stronger habitation of vocal group back up. Fabulous bass-vocal supporting girl group shrieks and deafening horns.

Two totally audacious recordings dripping strutting arrogance.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL - with a balls!

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Eddie Daye & The 4 Bars

Guess Who Loves You C/w What Am I Gonna Do

SHRINE TIME !

A….and a beauty it is too - total vocal group Northern Soul - with Harry Bass again working his magic on another compelling horn-driven Northern Soul dance arrangement littered with vibes and both male & sister harmony back-uo….

THIS IS PERFECT NORTHERN SOUL!

Although the a-side is gob-smacking Northern Soul, do not overlook the Deep Soul flip side, with the $4 Bars supporting Mr. Daye’s unwavering distressed pleading.

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Essence Of Love

I Want To Share My Love With You

A Eugene Smiley not for the first times offers exceptional & rare Kansas City dance-soul.

Upbeat, relentless dance production showcasing a strong n’lively lead vocal chasing a swift string propelled backing track. Some delightful key changes will keep the dancers captivated - fine sax interventions but again the principle pleasing-feature that lifts this track up into “stand-out” is the persistent vocal-group chorus supporting the lyric at ever possible moment.

Strong dancefloor with all the ingredients for dancefloor-ignition and it’s rare too

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Marvelettes

I'll Keep On Holding On C/w No Time For Tears

Lovely clean “Factory Sample” British TMG 518 in immaculate condition still living in it’s original birth-sleeve.

I’m struggling to find a flaw on this 1965 Motown classic that emerged as a All-Night club dance classic throughout the 60s with the magical-power to still have the same effect 49 years later.

Northern Soul classic, Motown girl-group perfection and in the standard of condition that will not require any future upgrading. Vinyl on both sides only reveals light paper-sleeve contact blemishes - and these are not easy to detect. both label & the birth-jacket are immaculate also.

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Johnnie Hoyle

What About Me C/w It Won't Be This Way Always

SO RARE!

Independent Nashville Northern Soul backed with a sheering aching Deep Soul ballad, with both sides emblazoned with an emphatic sister-vocal - almost recreating a male-falsetto feeling, comfortably cradled by a horn and a subtle hammond arrangement.

This is “Real” soul with a beautifully constructed mid-tempo dance stroller, every note as good as any “greats” that sit in this much-loved design. A shuffler of immense quality and style, as she pleads for answer for her neglect.

Flip it over and Johnnie displays “hurt” on another level, with an on-your-knees testament of love; again supported by Tennessee horns & hammond. The approach works perfectly as Ms. Hoyle serves up exquisite pain.

Two killer soul-sides - one very RARE disc

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Rhythm Machine

Originasl 1976 Press

231488RARE 1976 original press!

Not only a killer album offering up a fine-blending of FUNK, Vocal Group Northern Soul, slick Crossover dance-groove & some stunning Sweet Soul. We have taken a soundfile a cross-section of this 7 man gathering crisply honed versatility.

5 tracks with have lifted from the 8 tracks on offer.

The condition is as follows both labels are flawless, close inspection of the vinyl reveals light surface marks, light insignificant surface blemishes NONE of which transfer to the stylus. Check out the fine clean soundfile, it plays a strong clean excellent.

The COVER we have as always scanned both sides - front cover as was the habit in those days has received a neat “cellotape” strengthening around the top / bottom & spine (see scan) - back cover has a light water stain bottom right (see scan)

There is no need to stress the importance of this ultra-hunted album - as the sound-files and seldom seen status will do all the talking.

A LP Grail of momentous importance..

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Billy Miranda

You Could've Had A Good Thing Going C/w Count Your Teardrops

From the same guys who ran that intriguing East Coast label “Sound Of Soul” working out Brooklyn & Queens; Eddie, Robert & John E. Gray produced some fine ground-level Northern Soul in the shape of E. J. Chandler, Sandy Waddy etc.

But this is the “Gray” family’s triumph with BOTH sides giving up mighty Northern Soul winners that as of yet have never been re-issued or bootlegged. This 45s genuine rarity has kept it from the “Bad Boys” clutches, whilst it’s reputation has steadily swelled over the decades.

Top side is an amazing clone for “Roy Hamilton’s - Cracking Up Over You -” whether that be by design or just a coincidence, the recording shimmers with “Crackin’ Up” similarities making it so readily received by the dancer (not that the crowd ever hear this goodie) again rarity the main cause.

Flip it over for a tune that has also been held in high regard by those more dedicated collectors who never stop looking past the obvious, and obviously the Gray’s thought it worthy of an A-Side listing.. again BIg City vocal boomer.

BOTH sides are humongous vocal Northern Soul belters whichever one you play. Listen as Billy purrs, snarls & growls his way through both sides with consummate power and calm… so impressive.

Two great sides - one extremely highly regarded disc - for obvious reasons

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J. J. Barnes

Baby, Please Come Back Home C/w Easy Living

GROOVESVILLE BABY GROOVESVILLE.

Lifted from the legendary 1969 UK Stax album that gave birth to one of Northern Soul’s finest “Sweet Sherry” to this day ranks high of my short list of exit day tune for church. Such was it’s effect on me as a youngster attending “The Cats”

Having said that Don Davis’s “Groovesville” production-machine has literally 100s of stand-out soul recordings to it’s credit. The world talks of the “Motown Sound” but Don’s productions also had a unique sound all of it’s own - right up their just behind “Pied Piper” as my preferred “sound Of Detroit”.

Before you today are TWO fabulous examples of his work, this time with Detroit-Doyen J. J. Barnes who’s vocal lifts off like a train entering a tunnel, J. J. sounds off a warning of the treat that is with about to overwhelm - flip it over and J. J. again inspires with his sultry take on Melvin Davis’s soul-masterpiece earlier credited to the Holidays..

Two thoroughly tantalizing Detroit-Delight - The Sound of Groovesville nothing much compares.. to it.

This 1969 UK DEMO is a sparkling Mint minus throughout..

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Maestro & Company Featuring Jay Poole

I Love You C/w Funky Music (to Spank By)

Soul man Jay Poole this time a few miles away from his usual Westchester, Illinois recording haunts, as he aids Maestro & Company on the vocal of this Greenville, South Carolina child.

Two very strong soul sides covering two contrasting genres.

Topside we lead with is an heavenly soulful stepper, with Angel-like girl-backing lead the way for Jay Poole to penetrate your soul with his exquisite pleading. The subtle unobtrusive backing of gently caressed cymbals, the lovingly blown horns and swirling strings pad the sessions.

But just listen to those session ladies - wow they soar up and over the production taking the song and Mr. Poole’s being to another level .

KILLER MID-PACED STEPPER!

Flip it over and the gang get on up into FUNK mode…as Charles Madison flexes his diverse talents and brings the horns to front with “Kool” styled dance - the girls are still there but in a totally different mood as PMT kicks in and they feel the defiant groove perfectly.

Two forceful tunes from two very “in-vogue” rare soul genres of the moment..

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G. Davis & R. Tyler

Hold On Help Is On The Way

First spun by the legendary “Cats” DJ Blue Max “Millward” who used it as an introduction to his set before it took off big; achieving a wider appreciation @ Cleethorpes Pier/ Wigan Casino/ St. Ives etc.Today this New Orleans instrumental classic is leading the charge back into the Northern Soul instrumental sound - sparking in the last few months several requests for this oldie..and as if by fate one walks through the door.

So the “instrumental NS Sound” is back, after at least two decades of falling completely out of favour, until recently the non-vocal is back in vogue.

George Davis & Alvin Red Tyler turn in a masterclass of guitar picking reminiscent of Cal Green Los Angeles sessions as the duo pluck away with a mixture of blues/Jazz & Soul. The horns lifting it to another level..

Memories are made of this and how refreshing to hear it again..

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Arabians

(please) Take A Chance On Me C/w You Upset Me Baby

Beautifully flawless PROMO of this fine Detroit-born slab of Northern Soul.

A dancefloor favourite for decades but surprisingly never bootlegged…always a record you can drop into any set at anytime and be guaranteed the floor will not dwindle.. and one I find that allows a slightly obscurer vocal group rarity to comfortably slot right in behind it.

Another fine Detroit James Hendrix session with the invaluable skills of McKinley Jackson guiding the dance arrangement.

This is silky, solid Northern Soul from a source that consistently gave up finely tuned Motor City 60s Northern..

Note this PROMO is the VINYL press variation - and do not overlook the equally captivating flipside

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The winning bid was £ 210.00

Jean Terrell

Rising Cost Of Love C/w I Had To Fall In Love

From her coveted album “I Had To Fall In Love” comes this fabulous version of the sought-after Darrow Fletcher 45 on Atlantic; and just like Darrow’s prize, this version too is very tricky to snare as the 7”, as it’s again ONLY on the STOCK copy.

This seldom seen stocker is MINT - in every respect ,so take a clear listen to a lady who’s vocal took her to Motown top replace Diana Ross in the Supremes in 1970.

Jean vocal carries a truckload more soul - which took the Supremes away from their encroaching entrenchment into “Pop” as the new trio cut their crowning glory “Stoned Love”…

5 years later Jean was with A&M for an all too brief solo career. Her album is rightly considered one of the finest “Sister-Soul” solo albums of the 70s. As she joined Philly virtuoso Bobby Martin who along with Len Ron Hanks & Zane Grey craft a forceful fusion of funk, soul & jazz whilst lushly applying those Philly strings… a wondrous groove.

Awesome stuff and as this stock copy - annoyingly elusive!

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Delbert And The Stewart Sensation

Stewart's Sensation C/w How Far Can Our Love Go?

We like different:

.. and it seems most of our long term customers all love the weird wonderful things you can discover whilst digging below the surface of soul music.

The Delbert Stewart D.I.Y. Cincinnati, Ohio project is so delightfully primitive, that is the whole attraction of it’s being. Every week we try and make our selection of 15 as diverse as we possibly can. This weird one ticks all the boxes to be heard, it will no doubt polarize opinion as Delbert jumps from a hammond propelled funky jazzed-up vocal group dancer on one side - to a vocal harmony ballad on the other.

Funky side only has brief vocals introducing the band, then a banging hammond driven by a crazed keyboard player takes over.. wild to say the least.

Flip it over and it’s the side Delbert lead with locally - an off-key “Roshell Anderson” style deliver is supported by a shrill group echoing support. atmospheric setting is lifted again by a pedestrian but persistent hammond organ.

Both sides scream “independent” production but the charm and endeavor of this street-level enterprise shines through..

Comes in perfect condition along with it’s “Radio Station Response Post Card” that unfortunately for Delbert never got used..

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Bobby Barnes

Thank You For Loving Me C/w You Make My Life (a Sunny Day)

What time is it? - It’s Soul Time!!

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Major Lance

Um, Um , Um, Um, Um, Um + 5

British ONLY SIX track EP complete with unique laminated cover.

1963 was the year the innovative pioneer DJ Roger Eagle kicked off his now fabled “Twisted Wheel” all-nighters. With one of this EP’s tracks “Monkey Time” in 1964 lighting the way for what was to become an unparallelled NS admiration of this renowned Chicago Soul Man. As all his recordings over the coming years featured in British club sets.

This EP however throws up a few tracks NOT issued on a single in the UK or USA “Hitch Hike” “The Bird” “Keep On Loving You” never made 45. With Major Debut Okeh recording “Delilah” never enjoying an issue as a c7” in the USA.

overlooked is the last track side two “Keep On Loving You” a Curtis Mayfield project carries Northern Soul potential to this day.

So an EP with so much to offer - in fine clean condition - and bonus sleeve notes by the legendary WVON DJ E. Rodney Jones.

It’s got the lot.. 6 cool tracks, one “pop-art” kinky cover, historical sleeve notes and genuine rarity + fully 6 great recordings covering The Majors early years.

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Curtis Lee & The Kcp's

Everybody's Going Wild C/w Get In My Bag

Wow! how often do you see this fabulous Northern Soul stomper as the 1967 British PROMO!

Label owner Jack Taylor & Robert Gallo again craft thumping Northern Soul for their highly regarded New York based Rojac label (Robert/Jack), which UK CBS had rights to release during the mid-60s.

Not only is this format insanely hard to acquire, it also gives up shocking levels of Soul-potency that must have sent shivers down the backs of the Twisted Wheel congregation.

The side we lead with is searing Northern Soul, high-octane injected, rasping drop of the real-thing.

Flip it over for the side that Jack & Bob considered held the most-chance of sales and your treated to an explosive Hunk-Of-Funk! That has been receiving lots of attention from the DJ’s who like to shake it up, in a different direction.

Two fab sides one extremely rare disc that will have those British DEMO addicts extremely excited.

This copy has fine clean vinyl both sides the only flaw we can fine is a tiny unobtrusive “x” and a sticker blemish on the orange “A” side. (see scan)

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Denise La Salle

A Love Reputation C/w One Little Thing

Highly desirable PROMO

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O'kaysions

Girl Watcher

Call me old fashioned but I do appreciate the “first” original local labels and don’t we just adore those cheesy group shot Picture Sleeves with a most-unlikely bunch of good-looking guys serving up classic Northern Soul!

From the backwoods of Wilson, North Carolina to achieve a “Gold Record” when the power of ABC distribution turned this into a huge hit and of course a big 60s Brit-club hit also. A Twisted Wheel classic spin - but in these clothes, so very desirable for those of you who appreciate “firsts”

Complete with it’s rarely spied Picture Cover, it’s sparse but beautiful gold text on black label..

Vinyl has a few light marks but as you can hear it plays superbly - the Piccy sleeve I could gaze at for an age wondering how these guys served up such a compelling “soul” club dance experience; of coarse it was “The Beach” influence - but don’t they don it well, even if their dress sense comes into question… a little

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Exits

I Don't Want To Hear It

The gathering of Jimmy Conwell, Godoy Colbert, Sir Hank Graham again serve up stand-out vocal group Northern Soul.

Another rarity that is crying out for more club turntable exposure than it has received over the years - but we can forgive because it is these guys rarest offering on the label.

In signature style Jimmy Conwell’s pleading vocal reaches out to us all, gliding along an unobtrusive arrangement adorned with creamy harmony vocal chorus and a considerate horns that only blare out as the vocal pauses. A true sign a masterclass soul-producing.

This NEEDS to be heard - it is a sleepy-beauty who requires just a kiss to stir and impress.. at this very moment totally under-valued, in the future who knows what price - especially as a Mint - copy seldom come to market.

Do not overlook the the bonus of the lush instrumental version on the flipside showcasing Sir Graham’s production skills without Jimmy’s overwhelming, decidedly heart wrenching lead vocal.

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Appointments

Keep Away C/w (funny Feelin') Stepping Closer

The work of East Coast Soul Master Gene Redd is right up there with the very most respected writer/producers.

This listing represents one of his rarest 45s, a fabulous vocal-group Northern Soul dancer that so seldom comers to market.

Take a listen to the soothing intro that turns into layer after layer of mood changing soul, as Mr. Redd constructs the session. Nothing is spared as the pleading vocal begs “space” and the backing singers raise the bar from cooing to squealing as the emotion blows up.

Gene mixes harmony with and lush instrumental into a top-drawer slab of Northern bridged by an impressive instrumental break.

FANTASTIC STUFF!

Flip it over over and it’s NOT “Funny Feelin” but the highly sought after “STEPPINCLOSER” (Dart 3510) with all the “in vogue” ingredients for today’s scene as Gene gets a tad FUNKY; utilizing all the same assets to again craft a belting piece a Northern Soul this time with “edge”, as the horns whip up a rage and the girls enter soul-frenzy as the Prince Of Musical-Assertion keeps ramping up the production.

Want it rare, want great value for your investment, this jewel offers that in abundance..lush top side, and the “miss-press” chunk-of-FUNK flip.

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Corletts

I'm Getting Tired C/w Lost Without Your Love

An early Patrick Adams collaboration with Bobby Robinson crafts two exceptional girl-group Northern Soul dancers.

Top side is real-deal “Whoo-Whoo” Northern Soul saturated in booming brass and an ear-splitting lead vocal supported by her shrill classmates. Total Northern Soul, that briskly gives up proper adrenaline-inducing NS dance.

Since the heady days of “The Stomper Rules” and it’s premature bootlegging on the styrene “Bobby Robinson” label BR, this rarity has become more coveted for the classier flipside. A mid-tempo dream which carries all the same ingredients but arguably double-the-attraction, as it’s totally perfect for today’s dancefloor.

The “Schoolgirl” lead vocal who proclaims she’s been left with a “Hole In Her Heart” makes every word of the poignant lyrics count, as she squeals her pain and anguish caused by lost love. Utterly SUPERB ! and so deserving of the attention it has received from the DJ’s who try and push the NS envelope.

Proper double-sider offering value & excellence along with proven rarity.

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Moses Smith

The Girl Across The Street C/w Hey Love (i Wanna Thanks You)

Wanna feel 18 again… click the soundfile

Want to know why the addiction of Northern Soul vinyl collecting is just as strong now as it ever was - gaze upon the label scan..

… few love affairs last a lifetime…

I’m still in love..

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Troy Dodds

Try My Love C/w The Real Thing

MINT and perhaps my favourite rare soul label design EVER, so beautiful…

So how pleasing is it that this head-turner, is no one-trick Soul-Blonde. It also offers the keeper TWO fabulous examples of Sunny California Northern Soul..or should that read “Foggy” California - as this is one of the peaks within that rich vein of 60s Bay Area Soul.

Rick Appling’s collaboration with Troy Dodds, was a meeting of two giant sounds as the production had to marry with Mr. Dodds earthquake inducing vocal..and it does just that note for note the mid-paced steamroller delivers POWER decorated with squealing and consummate horn blows.

Flip it over for a side..so far neglected by NS Jocks but so similar in make-up it would be a certain hit, if it got more than it’s occasional airing… we know what Troy’s vocal is about to do; the swooning girls are still there, salivating over that voice; so Mr. Appling pulls as if from nowhere a crazed saxophonist, who does a most-unforgettable break and those lusting girls go totally insane… tell me a record with a stronger girl studio presence than this session ignites…

TWO sides just giving it righyt up - and doing it down and oh so dirty!

In fact my copy is going back in the DJ box for “The Real Thing” to follow David Coleman’s “Drown My Heart” and The Isley Brothers ” Who’s That Lady-1962” - three mood-swinging Popcorn/Latin/Northern Soulers…

Irresistible..just irresistible

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Freedom Machine

Stop Doubting My Love C/w She Shakes For My Sake

This week’s Sweet Soul offering comes from the busy desk of the inimitable George Clinton.

On occasion when I hear a truly Stand-Out Soul tune, I seem to inadvertently revert to “food” analogies like delicious, scrumptious, yummy; I now know why, as this sweet-soul masterpiece has left me salivating for more. 3 minutes 27 seconds is just not long enough, I feel some pretentious nouvelle-cuisine chef has just serve me one perfectly cooked pea, surrounded by an insipid bubbly foam for my main course.

Oh how hungry am I for more soul of this “Michelin” standard harmony soul. Flawless vocal-group dining laid on a bed of strings, slowly cooked lead vocal dripping in vanilla, surrounded by a julienne of backing vocals so finely cut… it hurts.

it’s recordings of this exquisite calibre that momentarily make me forget all the other soul genres. This is a dish best served warm and slowly savored.

PROPER REAL DEAL SOUL of the sweetest kind.

Flip it over, and in true George Clinton you’ve finished your nosh, so get to the bar ….and GET DOWN!

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Premonitions

In Love Together C/w Baby Baby

Another genuinely RARE vocal-group Northern Soul rarity that has been patiently for decades, awaiting call up to the front-line.

There is no real formula, as to what breaks the price-barrier and what snoozes away in the very best collections, talked about on forums, bar stools and in the bedroom; as the bored wife has to again listen to her record collecting husband’s perversions of owning the seldom-seen scarcity bubbling over with NS potential.

So DJ’s and collectors looking for a worthy new addition to spark your life into action, we solidly believe this listing can only go one way in price..

Topside is an uplifting zippy harmony Northern Soul dancer full of finely honed vocals that retain a street-level honesty, as naivety triumphs over perfection. Fabulous Northern Soul but even then it pales to the masterpiece that lays hidden on the flip.

Just like The Astors on Stax 139, this 45 underlines there is more than the Northern Soul crowd who are willing to dive into their deep pockets for disc with the right vinyl-pedigree.

“Baby, Baby” is for me and many others is a 60s Sweet Soul treasure. Listen and weep, not only for the mood-changing quality of the emotion portrayed but also for the fact that most collectors will pass through this life without being able to jump out of bed and play this to his or anybody else’s wife.

RARE and so darn good, BOTH sides…

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Eugene Remus

You Never Miss A Good Thing (with Strings) C/w Gotta Have Your Lovbin'

An historical 45 - second release of this fledgling label, that was about to take the world by a storm!

Berry Gordy the persistent perfectionist went back to the studio 14th of September 1961 with right-hand-man Smokey Robinson; adding strings (like he did on a few rethinks the previous and first Motown release by The Satintones springs to mind.) on his productions - this improvement made no difference whatsoever, as this Motown 1001 45 sold “zilch” later becoming the highly-prize “with strings” trophy-piece.

a-side matrix :H-55510 mix WITH STRINGS! deadwax matrix L8 0W 7990-1A

b-side matrix :H-55509 mix NO STRINGS! deadwax matrix L8 0W 989-1B

The most difficult task whilst trying to gather up all the wicked variations Motown manufactured is getting these early street distributed 45s in acceptable condition. This offering has two clean labels - vinyl carries full-gloss a couple very light marks NOT affecting play.

Very, very hard to find in this tidy condition.

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Wm. Green & Marty's All Stars

Pretzel

”..and now for something completely different”

A Tittyshaker of Tsunami proportions and it’s “Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat” RARE!

I’m not sure what was in the cocktails at “Marty’s” that evening but this Hollywood throng kick out a killer hammond led Boo-Ga-Loo shaker decorated in horns, and an “high as a kite” saxophonist who rattles the club to it’s foundations.

You want a “Tittyshaker”? you dig the “Organ”? you appreciate musicians who just “Let Loose” ? …this recording of William Green at “Marty’s” delivers the lot!!

Rare? ever seen “Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat” ? I’d never seen this 45 before… you could well be the only DJ playing it! We think it’ll turn heads and palpitate the crowd, just like it did back in 1962 Hollywood…

a KILLER that’s f’sure…

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