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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 so near perfect. Offering up 58 sides of pure joy.. 1. Mary Love - Hey Stoney Face c/w Etta James - The Wall Flower 2. Melba Moore - The Magic Touch c/w Chuck Jackson - Little By Little 3. Platters - Not My Girl c/w Sammy Ambrose - Welcome To Dreamsvill 4. Peggy Woods - Love Is Gonna Get You c/wZZ’s Band - U just Cheat & Lie 5. Wally Cox - This Man ants You c/w Six Teens - Doing The Hundred 6. Fabulous Impacts - Baby Baby I Want You c/w Hampton’s - Not My Girl 7. Carla Thomas - I’ll Never Stop Loving You c/w Prophets Band - Peaches 8. Chuck Jackson - What’s With This Loneliness c/w Supebs - Surf & Soul 9. Teardrops - Here Comes Loneliness c/w Chubby Checker - You Can’t Lose 10. Phil Terrell - Love Has Passed Me By c/w Vic & John - Why Did She Lie 11. John Edwards - Ain’t That Good Enough c/w Loleatta Holloway-This Mans 12.Sharon Scott - Putting My Heart Under Lock & Key c/w Dean Courtney 13. Lorraine Chandler - You Only Live Twice c/w Metros - My Imagination 14. Peggy Gaines - When The Boy That u Love c/w San Francisco TKO’s 15. Johnny Taylor - Please Let Me In c/w Judy Clay - Since U came Along 16. Junior McCants - Try Me For Your New Love c/w Garland Green - Come 17. Mill Evans - Ain’t You Glad c/w Millionaires - I’m The One Who Loves You 18. M&M and the Peanuts - Can’t Say No c/w Charmaines - I Idolize you 19 Debra Johnson - To Get Love You’ve Got To Bring Love c/w Diplomats - 20. Magicains - Just a Little Faith & Understanding c/w Wee Willie Walker 21. Devonnes - Doin’ The Gittin’ Up c/w Mayberry Movement - I Can See him 22. Gigi & Charmaines - I Don’t Wanna Love Him c/w Mysteries - Too Late 23. Milton Bennett - What’s One More Lie c/w Hesitations - Go Away 24. Hytones - Good News c/w George Jackson - All In My Mind 25. Jackie Day - Get To Steppin’ c/w Larry Banks/Jaibi - My Life Is No Better 26. Paramount 4 - Sorry Ain’t The Word c/w Gene & Gary - Baby Without You 27. Quotations - I Wanna Thank U c/w George Soule - Midnight Affair 28. Billy & Clyde - A World Of My Own c/w September Jones - Stuttering Sam 29. Cavaliers - We Go Together c/w Tokays - Marriage Is Only A State of Mind

WOW!!!

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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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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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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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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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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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Denise La Salle

A Love Reputation C/w One Little Thing

Highly desirable PROMO.

WE have never seen a “Green” label promo and because the other Billy The Kid Emerson releases are also “Blue with silver text” design. I think it’s safe to presume that this is the “First” choice of colour on this release.

Classic/Timeless Northern Soul that without exception sucks them up off their chair like the mighty Tarpon taking a fly.

Dumps the flock on the dance-floor and your DJ set is up and running.. it’s a “banker” for NS reaction.

So if you care about owning it’s rarest format - this PROMO copy is it. Condition ..you could not wish to meet better..

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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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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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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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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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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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Bobby Barnes

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

What time is it? - It’s Soul Time..Real-Soul Time!!

A moving session from the streets of Phoenix, portraying a man’s gratitude for his lady’s love;This is stronger than anything I’ve heard in recent times.

The highly skilled vocal-chords of Bobby Barnes reach out to you on raft of emotional notes of love. Listen how the man’s voice gently cracks as he relives his memories, listen how his voice bubbles up and purrs with delight when he remembers the special times.

This is “Soul” storytelling at it’s outer most eye-dampening best!

The type of artist I’d love to witness, in a small club playing to an audience who know an especially distinguished Soul-Man when they hear one.

This tune is outrageously Soulful, steppers don’t come any more eloquent than this masterpiece.

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Maximilian

The Snake

A MOD anthem that is no easy find on it’s original USA Big Top release but as an immaculate 1961 UK Promo it really is insanely elusive.

Maxfield Doyle Crook an inventive musician captures the essence of “Go-Go” with a mix of primitive electro & wailing Sax lightened up by a zinging xylophone effect to craft an instrumental from the 60s still entrenched in the sputnik-age of spacey instrumental.

How memorable is this ear-worm that the 3rd generation of British MODS took to their heart and made a huge wanted tune.

The beauty of this listing is so much wider than it’s ingenious Boo-Ga-Loo inducing dance qualities; To the avid British collector the sparkling condition of the rare DEMO may prove to much to pass by.

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Marvin L. Sims

Get Off My Back C/w Danger

Slept for far too long!

I’ve personally been clobbering this convincing Chicago creature in recent times when that time in your set is ramped up so high you need the ultimate stomper to explode, to rubber-stamping your hour of turntable activity.

This Charles Colbert production is about as fiery of NS gets; Mr. Colbert takes a leaf from Monk Higgins and slaps of the horns heavy n’ thick as Marvin L. snarls, Johnny Sayles style into a thumping Northern Soul muscled-up with all the ingredients a real-deal-stomper requires.

It’s a mystery why this was not a Torch or Wigan Casino Monster although both clubs flirted with it. Sustained play would have lifted it high and clear of it’s competitors which in those heading times was a bustling vinyl-crowd of worthy candidates.

We & especially me, think the time is now for this dance hall cyclops to take stage. It proper stuff, it’s potent and it so compelling.

Deep Soul fans note a awesome gem lays hidden on the flip.

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Lee Roye

Tears (nothing But Tears) C/w Who Am I

There is no better vinyl-investment than Northern Soul true classics in Mint condition - this 45 is another capture from a collection that had no interest in anything but Blues. Everything else was filed in label order, and left alone.

No signs of play until we released it from it’s sleeve not a blemish or any sign of aging to either label. This is perfection - the minus is because we are cautious to use the word MINT it is after all 46 years old. A New Yorker that rammed the floors of all the Northern Soul clubs of the 70s..and still to this day it is received with a round of applause.. could we ever tire of it..

Lee Roye himself has always been shrouded in mystery .. but a little investigation states it was initially credited to arranger TOM SELLERS until receiving a more commercially pleasing name.

Some great credits this disc has too. Rudy Clark (songwriter suprene), Ralph Bailey (no stranger to crafting NS), Tom Sellers, Bert Keyes & Bob Elgin all pulled together by the production prowess of Jerry Katz.. little wonder this is just helluva tune!

PS is Jerry Katz, a non-de-plume for Jerry Kasenetz and Jeff Katz? “Quick Joey Small” tell us, I’m intrigued.. by all the mystery this 45 emits…

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Village Sound

These Windows

It’s been an astonishing 6 years seen we sold a copy of the memorable Memphis monster. and this copy is FLAWLESS!

Well upon hearing it again all of us will be thinking exactly the same..this needs a revival campaign. It’s a proper-Niter-tune; a frantic but controlled stomper powered by an exhilarating combination of horns and a rousing organ fueling real-deal Northern Soul enhanced even more by the use of shrill girl assisted chorus.

Fabulous lengthy instrumental breaks and the blue-eyed vocalist carrying that essential “crack” in vocal that portrays “Soul”

Wonderfully elusive and begging for REVIVAL !!!!

Another disc from that “File” only collection we were lucky enough to secure.. vinyl and labels are impeccable, you may never see a better one.

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Hyperions

Why You Wanna Treat Me Like You Do C/w Believe In Me

Fantastic Los Angeles Northern Soul that lay on my front room carpet after returning from a Los Angeles buying trip with 68 unissed Motown Acetates, Johnny Honeycutt, Four Tracks and many other top drawer tunes of the day after Simon Soussan let me into his recent haul.

The focus of coarse was on the big hitters, but one visitor that day looked beyond the obvious, my memory is fading but it was either Gary Spencer, Steve Smith or Butch who purchased this 45 then an unknown. I hardly noticed it had passed through my hands, until within weeks it was a monster tune. As I overlooked it’s infectious quality, in it’s all too brief appraisal.

Since then, decades have past and very very few copies have ever come my way, today it still stands and a hugely well received under-played oldie of genuine rarity.

Listening today, if titles like The Originals “Baby Have Mercy On Me” were not piled up on my sofa - I would surely have asked a kings-ransom for this killer - back then perceived a one-off.

This copy has some light surface marks but as you can hear it plays superbly - and as you can seen both labels are unblemished.

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Notations

You Should Know C/w Eleven O'clock

My first love, without question is USA male vocal group harmony Northern Soul so when one of Soul most talented (if a little unsung) producers is on the job - you gotta sit up and take notice.

Stan Vincent most famous for his “Ooh Baby” The Five Stairsteps hit. Had a way with guiding vocal groups through fulfilling orchestra productions.

Let’s take the A-side first

.. a total killer of a tune, sees The Notations rise to the challenge of Stan’s full orchestra arrangement with a Mike Terry styled baritone sax burping away at all the right moments punctuating skilfully served harmony vocals…for me this is a masterpiece that has been passed over, mainly due to RARITY! not many can boast this gorg-tune in their DJ boxes.

But wait!

There’s more, the flip is is only a note behind in quality, danceabilty and craft.. Take a listen to ” Eleven O’Clock” you will be wondering why you’ve never heard of it before.. it’s a stunning piece of work.. like all of Stan’s projects, it’s precise and so finely-forged.

TWO great sides - one very elusive disc!

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Joe Hicks

I Gotta Be Free C/w Don't It Make You Feel Funky

The very RARE and highly coveted AGC # 2 release that utilizes # 1 issue “Don’t It Make You Feel Funky” as the flipside.

So very rarely comes to market as the “I Gotta Be Free” as the a-side.

Two thumpin’ Northern Soul juggernauts on one disc with enviable NS rarity kudos. Click the soundfile stand back and be prepared to be steamrollered by two California spring of 1968 runaway trucks!

Condition is gleaming!

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Flora D.

Way Out Baby C/w

This weeks obscure Northern Soul R&B offering is a rare Chicago Sister-Shaker that was honored on the “Foxy R&B: Richard Stamz Chicago Blues” CD but as a 45 in this fine condition it is one very tough cookie to find.

We can find a WWW auction copy anything above used and abused.

So listen to a gal who is about to drill a hole in your head with her anguished screech out flanking Harold Burrage’s horn arrangement. The cocktail is an intoxicating urban R&B dancer of the most compelling kind, with Flora’s voice literally knocks you sideways before the robust sax-break takes the recording up yet another level.

Check out it’s undeniable power full of persuasive qualities to ignite the floorspace.

LOVE IT!

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Tammaraw

I Don't Want To Lose You C/w That's The Way

Arthur Fenn’s former “Newday” cover up.. boy that man has taste…

Me off course I’m not renown for DJing great modern-soul records - but this baby does sit in my DJ box because I think it’s an utterly top-quality tune, that has not had enough exposure. I’ve often played it in radio sets etc. so I feel pretty privileged to be able to auction this title and again try and highlight a record that should cross over to the Northern Soul rooms for even more plaudits.

Do not take my word for it, click the soundfile now…

It unleashes an hybrid of carefully constructed soul, laced with a jazz/funk style arrangement. The effect is stunning, so much so I first played it 15 minutes ago and I’ve dropped the arm on it 3 times in succession since.

So very classy and made classier with a smokey lead vocal from Val Brown steep in character.

This is a TUNE! “Propa” as “Dithers” so aptly put it..

But do not overlook the flipside is a highly-pitched girl-led (Jamie Randall) totally haunting ballad. 

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Edwin Starr

War C/w He Who Picks A Rose

some of these later TMG 700s as DEMO copies are darn hard to find. As I’m sure avid British Motown hoarders will confirm.

TMG 754 as a promo is one of those strange vinyl-anomalies that defy all logic as to why is it rarer than most-other 700’s. But according to our sales data, we have actually ad more copies of the fabled TMG 720 than this example.

The a-side is of course a fine example of Norman Whitfield’s genius, that rocketed off Motown in a totally different direction when Mr. Whitfield’s ingenious & individual blending of Psychedelic Funk & Soul caught the public imagination.

So to the flipside - same song that The Carstairs made a Northern Soul classic and a Golden Torch anthem and of course a reworking of Jimmy Ruffins current Northern Soul club-favourite.

Oddly this side has received only sparse Northern Soul action, surprising considering the punch it packs! Total “Starr” style Northern Soul filled with the energy only Edwin can deliver!

Two great sides - one rare PROMO - so to the condition - do carefully inspect the label scan particularly the center hole - the vinyl shards produced during the die-cut process are still hanging there - condition does not get much finer than that tell tale sign of recent stylus-virginity.

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Sandy Wynns

The Touch Of Venus

Eye-Candy from down-under.

Especially picked for the growing band of collectors who like to own the Northern Soul true-classics in their most unusual form.

An enduring classic dripping with class - Ed Cobb’s submission to Motown that only got as far as Patrice Holloway and a studio “lick it and see” version. Perhaps not “poppy” enough for a 1964 Motown release, but certainly way ahead of it’s time in terms of the fluid seamless dance production.

Then Ed Cobb offered it to Edna Wright and a Northern Soul anthem was born.

In this form you won’t need us or anyone else to confirm it’s serious rarity. Looks gorgeous, plays beautiful on that high quality Australian-vinyl and those Ozzie’s always bowl us over with their those creative label designs.

A Head-turner …

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Bud Harper

Mr,. Soul C/w Let Me Love You

Recenty we have been most fortunate in having in the Twisted Wheel inspired “R N’ B Scene” magazines edition and launched by “Wheel Legend” Roger Eagle. Allegedly Roger was on the Duke / Peacock mailshot for new releases so perhaps the first copy played at that influential Club was Peacock 1939 .

But we’re pretty sure other “Niters” of the period would have played it off the now coveted British Vocalion 1965 release. This 45 during the 60s became a Soul-Boys theme tune, as being a MOD/Soul-Boy was so aptly covered by the moniker “Mr. Soul”, it was soon recognized as a classic spin.

Later of course the flipside “Let Me Love You” emerged as the Northern Soul spin of choice.

Today before you it’s by far it’s most wanted form - Vocalion DEMO’s are damn difficult to find, but when it comes to one of the greatest Soul tunes ever released by Decca - you are talking records that just don’t leave collections once secured.

Condition is impeccable; “Mr Soul” side has one very light blemish on the vinyl EX+. Flipside vinyl is Mint -. View the label scans a-side has a radio station file #. and a Decca 2.30 running time stamp. Flipside label is clean.

Rarity? Well it’s the first DEMO we have listed in at least 15 years as we have no record of it on our database… and it’ll perhaps be another 15 years before we list another. Saturated with history, kudos and collectabilty.

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Sisters Sledge

Brand New Generation C/w Time Will Tell

Another spoke in the perpetually spinning wheel of collecting Rare-Soul. 20 years ago this was an oddity, a curious piece from the desk of Marty Bryant, an independent 70s soul offering, giving up not one but two different genres that are currently so much in vogue.

Top side is forceful Sister-FUNKER lifted by soaring horns, that lead the way into punchy highly pitch harmony vocals. A strong persistent dancer fitting perfectly into today’s well received and burgeoning Rare Soul Funk scene.

Another scene that is currently on the up both sides of the Atlantic is the long-standing appreciation of Sweet Soul harmony, so witness these ladies doing-it-up-tight n’ lush. Again the horns bolster the production as a beseeching lead vocal lays bear her loyalty. Soothing harmony chorus from the sisters as the lead changes hands a couple of times as this recording ascends slowly but surely into soulful-bliss.

Two damn awesome tunes - both of which have been waiting far too long time for their recognition as overlooked greats.

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Cecil Lyde

I'll Make It On My Own C/w Happy Feeling

A deliciously rich early 80’s flipside that has had huge appreciation ion the modern room for decades now. Especially adored for it’s full compliment of trumpets, joined by a bevvy of purring girls with their own contribution. With Cecil’s expressive vocal convincing with it’s determination to “Make It On His Own” - clever tough to give those undredited ladies a verse all of their own. A touch that seals this record as something special.

Fabulous dance tune, that avoids any of the disco cliches that polluted soul music productions of the period.

Flip it over - for what Cecil chose as the lead side a slightly funkier approach that touches on the commercial atmosphere of it’s time. Al Hudson, Leon Haywood styled chucky-funk.

Let’s jump back to the side chosen by the European Soulsters ..so very much better.

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Steptone

Your Love Is Like The Rising Sun Vocal/instru.

This week’s Sweet offering - is not only sensationally syrupy it’s a fabulous Soulful Stepper, presumably inspired by The Temptations

From the surrounding areas of Detroit comes this “outskirts” Motor City vocal-group beauty out of Novi, Michigan. Who like their better known recordings on Fast Track & IX Chains, it’s Ossie Hobson & Leonard Jones taking the wheel to drive the creamy harmony over a lush horn-lifted arrangement.

So very silky you could easily be forgiven for thinking this was “The Temps” themselves. I’m a little annoyed I didn’t taken this beauty to “Soul Essence” last Weekend, as this would have sat in my or anybody’s else’s set so snugly.

Hard-To-Find and just so amicably Brilliant!

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