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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

The Onion Song / I Can't Believe You Love Me

the world is just a great big onion”

Well, we expect a few tears from those Tamla Motown addicts, who thought they had completed their British Tamla Motown collection, and now realize they haven’t..

Attention TMG aficionados - check out this DEMO - showing off the PROMO only Picture Sleeve, that is so rare I’d personally forgotten it existed. Must be fully 4 decades since I’ve encountered it.

Completists and you know you ALL are - the TMG hoarders you will not rest until you own ever conceivable combination, variations and quirks of one of the worlds most compelling vinyl addictions.

The labels are perfect as you’d expect if a record has been encased in a picture sleeve all it’s life, vinyl has a couple of insignificant light blemishes; the incredibly import PROMO ONLY wavy-top picture sleeve has had its seams strengthened with cellotape, most like attached as it was received; annoying as it may be, it more than likely saved it from certain “death” as most all copies got torn and discarded.

Are you a TMG totalist ?

if you are, we are betting this example is one you do need rattling around in your head, losing sleep knowing its out there but not in your collection.

Current bid: £ 35.00

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Sir Joe

Nobody Beats My Love / If You Give Up Your Love

A Northern Soul trophy piece with few rivals… offering not one but two real-deal Northern Soul dancers of the highest calibre.

Joe Quaterman’s D.I.Y. creation has sat at the summit of top-collectors & DJ’s wish-lists for what seems forever, we too were salivating at the chance of selling this is the “first-found” copy. My biggest challenge today has been not to keep playing this 45, whilst trying to decide which side I prefer…

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL RAREST OF THE RARE at its most-testing, giving up two truly awesome examples of street-level NS dance.

Click the soundfile and expect stiff opposition to stop you owning this treasure …as the condition is utterly impeccable…

Take it away Joe…

Current bid: £ 1,018.00

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Sound-masters

Lonely Lonely / I Want You To Be My Baby

From the top-drawer comes this Los Angeles harmony group Northern Soul not only because it features the standout vocal of Morris Chestnut or because the great James Carmichael did his usual coherent arranging; with the harmony vocals so very tight n’fluid with the lead vocal turning in such a beseeching performance, you do feeling this guy could be experiencing love’s pain in real life…

The lyrcs maybe a sorrow but the “kitchen-sink” backing track seemingly using every instrument at their disposal is nothing short of Northern Soul brilliance. The relentless 4 beat to the bar dance rhythm is endowed with blaring-horns, hammond organ, piano, guitar strums delivering from start to finish the perfect 60’s dance tune.

The quality of the vocals, speak for themselves, so lush, so expressive you need to hear more from this soulful-throng… so flip it over..

WOW! one of the greatest Soul-harmony recordings ever made awaits your ears.. we did warn Morris Chestnut was no in the most upbeat of moods on this recording to immerse himself so deeply he breaks-down into tears…

No wonder he went on to an acting career..

BOTH SIDES BRILLIANT!!! 

Current bid: £ 362.00

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Moses Dillard And The Dynamic Showmen

I'll Pay The Price / They Don't Want Us Together

Here is Richard Searling’s Eddie Jefferson - I Won’t think Twice - Wigan Casino cover-up.

In those glory years, at the back end of the 70s when Richard would influence & impress the Casino crowd with most everything he dropped the stylus on… not forgetting the frustration he created among the collectors and dealers who were utterly desperate to find out the real identity of his latest floorpackers.

Click the soundfile and relive a little of the twilight years of Wigan Casino and have validated the often heard statement, that Mr. Searling’s exploits in those days, left us all in no doubt that he was the number 1 NS Jock in the world..

Now we are all a little older, the huge Deep Soul production on the flipside may equally excite you.. it did me… an on-your-knees performance that will move you..

Condition btw - could hardly be finer..

Current bid: £ 512.00

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Patrice Holloway

Those D.j. Shows

One of Brenda’s Sisters early 60s Motown studio sessions that failed to get past the the acetate stage.. perhaps unique.

Click the soundfile and release from those hallowed “Vaults” pure Sister-Motown and perfect Northern Soul.

This offering is highly-collectible on so many fronts, other than the obvious. Girl vocal collectors everything by Patrice or Sister-Brenda are essential collection residents. Motown collectors will be fully aware this will perhaps their only opportunity to own a copy..

Northern DJs its potential for club exposure is glaring - and those of you who salivate over all that is RARE will find this acetate hard to ignore..

Listen to an Angelic-songbird who I wish we could have heard so much more of…

Current bid: £ 412.00

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Loretta Williams

Baby Cakes / I'm Missing You

This rare British press, that enjoyed Twisted Wheel turntable time, is again basking in the Northern Soul limelight, as “Wheel-Sounds” ride the crest-of-a-wave of the revival-landscape.

Both sides coming from the uncompromising pen of Otis Redding with “Baby Cakes” fulfilling all the Northern Soul requirements and the flipside transmitting “Deep Soul” at it’s most-despairing, as Loretta’s aching vocal is bolstered with Southern-Horns, Bluesy-Guitar, and sympathetic paino caresses.

Even on USA release this is one tough-cookie to corner, on UK press as the Original 1966 UK press still sitting in its wavy-top plain white sleeve and so very close to Mint - and two clean labels - we think this a prize..

Current bid: £ 225.00

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Hollywood Persuaders

Hollywood A-go-go

This weeks Northern Soul classic PROMO copy - “seldom comes to market” as iconic DJ John Voncent remarked recently, as he relaunched this Northern Soul stomper to great applause for inventiveness..

Well done Johnny-Boy this is one hell of a pick!

An ear-piercing whining mouth-organ, so very reminiscent of Jimmy Frazier, frantically-banging drums, Dick Dale-esque guitar, served up in a manner only Mickey Lee Lane’s - Hey Sah Lo Ney - had delivered to the NS fraternity before.

Watch this space - as others follow suit and turn this, most likely, into 2015 dancefloor favourite… it has everything. As main participat Paul Buff uses all his previously acquire ear for “Potency” whilst guiding such great 60s instrumental groups as “The Sufaris” and “The Chantays”

Before you today is NOT the often seen, twice-bootlegged styrene press or indeed the genuine “black” label stock copy - this is the very seldom seen WHITE PROMO in dazzling condition….It’s only flaw being a minuscule-neat “Ian Gillibrand” moniker in a-side deadwax.. which surely, such an historic NS follower signature will add to it’s value.. a “Gilliband” autograph in itself should be collectable…maybe?

TOP DRAWER thumping Northern Soul hot on the comeback trail… get on it and ride!

Current bid: £ 233.00

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Frank Polk

Trying To Keep Up With The Joneses / Welcome Home Baby

You are viewing a British near impossible where it be DEMO or stock this 45 never turns up for sale - so forgive my excitement when a near prefect copy lands.

Excited because it is pure undiluted Los Angeles Northern Soul from the desk of H. B. Barnum. You are bombarded by H.B.’s influences on every note, and will be wondering why this tune has not risen to Northern Soul classic status as Lester Clark & Andy Fisher’s writing are super-charged by the weight of Barnum’s orchestra…

The reason why the 45 is not universally known - is rarity again playing it’s had in the dearth of NS turntable action over the decades. If you think the USA copy is an easy catch - you’d be wrong, but if your thinking the 1965 UK press is Pimpernel-Elusive you be so very right…

As a flawless Red & White DEMO this 45, as the Old School Brit-Vinyl-Trappers will confirm, is a real treasure…

Click the soundfile and prepare to be impressed - we are hoping this title starts to gets the long-overdue NS Jock attention, it so obviously deserves..

A treasure to the eye & ear…

 

Current bid: £ 67.00

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Spank Chank Band

Outlaw / No Good For Me

Insanely RARE electric FUNKER backed with a slick Sweet Soul delight..

Topside is quintessential for today’s upfront modern Funk scene that has DJ’s migrating from the Northern Soul movement to a satellite of the Rare-Soul dance-culture to “something more challenging” was one quote I received from a devotee to urban Funk sound.

Some will love the electric intro, some may consider it out of kilter with what kicks in after the short guitar intro fades..me personally (making the purist wince) I’d skip past the acquired-taste intro, straight into the finely-tuned attitude funk dancer - totally obscure and ultimately near impossible to acquire.

Rare Sweet Soul enthusiasts will love the side this enigmatic gathering chose as the a-side. A saccharin stroller adorned with a girl chorus ratcheting up the atmosphere as this session gathers pace, morphing very nicely into a Soul-stepper.

Like ‘em Rare? Like them in vogue this listing delivers on BOTH fronts…big-time!

Current bid: £ 164.00

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Detroit Executives

Cool Off / Sho-nuff Hot Pants

Forget the Orange label “Popcorn” Wylie legit repress or the white label Promo’s sometimes signatured by “The Popcorn” himself - no matter which way to cook it; ignore them both if you only collect FIRST PRESS Northern Soul.

This GREEN label press with the telltale “thickeing” on the run in, is the authentic original by, from memory, 10 years or more..

The “lump” on the silent lead-in does not affect play in the slightest and the suggestion that the first-press green label copies are off-center, is again a Northern Soul myth. (although we have come across an off-center copy or two) as you would with any vinyl pressing. This listing plays straight & true.

Now, it maybe time to remind yourself of the diverse world of Northern Soul, as against the grain this “funeral-paced” aptly christened “Cool Off” was welcomed into the hearts of every Northern Soul disciple during the 70s…so different to the norm of the time - but who could ever ignore that vocal-abyss as the lead digs so very-deep to make the inventive “Wylie” arrangement even more special…

A Northern Soul classic from the top-drawer and in the only colour that will significantly climb in value over the coming years..

FUNK fans, may want to check out the “Temps-styled” lead side, as Richard Wylie borrows heavily from Norman Whitfield for an a-side that failed miserably in the Motor City..

Just in case the a real “White Label” test press exists or indeed someone gets “clever” with Photoshop or colouring pens; always when buying this 45 look for small “bump” on the run-in which shows itself clearly on BOTH sides..

FIRST PRESS!

Current bid: £ 230.00

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Buddy Smith

When You Lose The One You Love

In short…

The finest 60s Beat-Ballad EVER MADE! and without question one of the most-challenging Big-Ticket Detroit’s rarities to try and own; so very ludicrously RARE!

Let’s just let Buddy” do all the talking on this one.. no words from me could ever elevate the importance of this record… as this could possibly be your one and only chance of own what we all consider a masterpiece of it’s genre…

Compelling and totally unobtainable Northern Soul ..ad condition wise perhaps the cleanest in existence.

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The winning bid was £ 2,518.00

Ernie King

Too Hot To Hold / That's When I Woke Up

Silly Rare Mercury # offering up not one, but killer sides from Chicago.

I’m curiously wondering just how many serious Soul collectors will be dismissive about this Northern Soul juggernaut of a tune, as it resides on a rather commonly spied label design.. the Oval logo Mercury label..

Think again, this Chicago conceived Northern Soul beast, for whatever reason is super-tough to find and when you unleash the soundfile - the desire for ownership could well become overwhelming. As Nathaniel Meadows pulls together a crammed studio of horns, bluesy guitar (Buster Benton?) and ignites Chicago dance.

From the very first note, those honkin’-horns are utterly relentless ripping up all in front of them, decorated by twangy guitar riffs..the power builds. Only a gnarled vocal in the calibre of King Earnest’s could ever hope to make an impression on such a dominant production. Growls, howls, hoots and barks his vocal through a roller-coaster of sound!

Something the great Johnny Sayles would have enjoyed getting his teeth into… but hey, could Mr. Sayles have surpassed this uncompromising discharge of energy… capped off with some robust saxophone work at the end !! BRILLIANT..

For those of you who like their Northern Soul without limb-debilitating consequences - check out the cultured flipside, a slow-burn controlled masterpiece that swells, rises and lifts into a special Cross-over stroller of quality …as Earnest gets emotional…

Forget the label (which has light water stain) see scan; and treat this double header as one of those major label births that was missed by everyone….

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The winning bid was £ 236.00

Herb Johnson & The Impacts

I'm So Glad (i Found You) / Where Are You

This week’s RARE Northern Soul classic on it’s FIRST label is a fabulous piece of 1967 Philadelphia dance-soul..

Presumably Ed Gilreath of “Chips” record “pluggers” had been notified that a deal for a national release through Brunswick had already been struck; leaving the now coveted “Toxan” label, to been adjusted by the marker-pen, but thankfully leaving the flipside label untouched..

As you’d expect, the 1968 Brunswick press failed miserably with the black release STOCK copy being a real-challenge to find; and the Promo copy is no easy platter to apprehend either..

But before you today is its ultimate form, first local label that so seldom comes to market. With the Brunswick copy showing up in the more imaginative DJ sets in recent times; it’s popularity as a neglected oldie growing by the week.. We consider this TOXAN copy a top-trophy for those of you insistent on owning the elusive first labels..

Trigger the impressive soundfile, revealing uplifting, horn-honking vocal group Northern Soul on the lead side; with the flip giving up KILLER Philly Sweet Soul of the highest order.. two most wonderful tunes.. and Dog-Rare into the bargain.

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The winning bid was £ 208.00

Dee Irwin

I Only Get This Feeling / Wrong Direction

Talking about RARE Records, different labels, different mixes - Northern Soul quirky anomalies that feed the thirst for owning the “distinctive” and rarer 45s standing out from the crowd… how about this truly elusive piece..full orchestral Northern Soul

This much-loved string & horn propelled NS dancer did of course go “national” when in 1968 Imperial records released the Wally Roker produced 2.23 mins interpretation as he tweaks Jesse Herring’s arrangement, but in doing so loses a little of the easy flow.. especially on that glorious instrumental break when the horns sadly lose their potency and the accompanying guitar weakens into the background..

Already a very wanted 45 as it’s Imperial 66295 and the Redd Coach version may be only marginally different - but when rarity comes into the equation - Redd Coach 45 provides a chasm of disparity…

A Manship Auction debutante in fact..

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The winning bid was £ 186.00

Ray Pollard

It's A Sad Thing C/w All The Things You Are

Undeniably one of the greatest male vocalists of the last century, the magnificent voice of Ray Pollard never fails but to move you.

This example has lived in the shadows of his previous 1966 masterpiece “The Drifter” for far too long. Guided by the same New York craftsmen of the big production Arnold Goland & Gerry Granahan who surprisingly use a British creation from the pens of Les Reed & Geoff Stephens ( No British counterpart who sang these Brit-lyrics jumps to mind)..

Potent lyrics they are too, perfectly worded to marry a Brill Building production.. the combination boils up into one almighty “Latin” inspired arrangement as those “Spanish Harlem” horns weld themselves to a full string section, cradling Ray’s muscular stance; with shrill ladies adding the feminine touch, that is so vital when this vocal-juggernaut revs.. trumpet breaks, strings, girls all provide a cushion for Mr. Pollard to spear his voice into….

UTTERLY BRILLIANT.

The flipside Pollard’s producers guide him towards a “show” tune… even then Ray’s vocal-prowess explodes..

As a STOCK copy this one tough 45 to acquire. This listing is so very near to Mint minus… as near as it could be, actually.

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The winning bid was £ 144.00

Zeke & The Soul Setters

Make My Love A Hurting Thing / Take It And Get

That perfect for today sound that is sweeping the Northern Soul dancefloors of Europe… craving the blending of Funk, Jazz & Soul into a compelling dance track, if that’s your bag - that style does not come any more impressive than on this Richmond, Virginia concept…. With David Fitzgerald again utilizing his composition that gave birth to William Cumming Northern Soul status…

completely deconstructing that highly regarded rarity, replacing William Cummings vocal with a skilfully delivered sax, prompted by subtle horn blasts in the background forming solid rare-soul-dance…

Flip it over and Mr. Fitzgerald gets tougher with his production as a raw Funker spews from the speakers.. TWO GREAT SIDES

Note, the label design offers an insight into primitive 60s D.I.Y. street-level productions, as the Artist credit and the running time have been added as an after thought by hand… nice touch..

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The winning bid was £ 282.00

Contours

First Look I At The Purse / Searching For A Girl

For over 15 years now, our computer files on sales has grown into millions of facts of prices sold for, who bought them, how many copies we have sold etc. etc. For Soul vinyl the sales data it is not only unrivaled, it is also essential to our statements on rarity, demand and availability..

So when we announce today, the TMG 531 as a Red & White 1965 DEMO is one of the very hardest TMG Demo’s to capture. We say it without hesitation, because in the last 15 years our data reveals with have NEVER SOLD or HAD a copy during the whole of that time….and before that we can only guess how few we have handled.

This is one of the HARD ONES to find, and as you Motown Junkies rush to your hallow-haul of TMG’s, we are betting you don’t own a copy and if you do it is unlikely to have flawless vinyl, like this baby or indeed sporting labels free of tears, writing stains or other irritating defect.

The Demo is Dog-Rare and in OCD kosher condition..

So click the soundfile to unleashed uncompromising Tamla Motown Northern Soul, as Smokey Robinson revisits the importance of “Money” theme that serve Motown so well in the past..

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The winning bid was £ 271.00

Unity

If You Ever Need Someone / Sweet Memories

This week’s Sweet Soul impossible 45, hails from the streets of Macon, Georgia. Giving up ice-cold falsetto lead, supported by seamless harmony.

An impressive syrupy-stroller aided by and unobtrusive piano lighting the way. The lead vocal is an impressively soul voice, but when he rests from singing and the group harmonize, this session leaps into greatness with impeccably tight-teamwork.

Fabulous and rare Sweet Soul…

Flip it over to hear, what the Record Label considered the best choice to lead with. As so often happens when the label sacrifices quality in the quest for a “hit”, so deciding to lead with a “Michael Jackson style” young voice conveying the reflective lyrics…

Although in itself it is a very decent slab of “Sweet” but pales to the overlooked flip..which is stand-out.

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The winning bid was £ 140.00

Admirals

Got You On My Mind / King Of Love

I love the way that 60s Soul labels not matter how “obvious” they are, always seem to have a couple of releases that are “impossible” to locate..

Check out VOLT 125 - a double-helping of totally obscure Memphis vocal-group Northern Soul, backed up with a rich harmony ballad. Both expertly executed by this mysterious gathering guided by Steve Cropper.

Not only unicorn-rare but also sitting inside it’s birth-sleeve, in unbelievable MINT condition..

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The winning bid was £ 177.00

Living Color

Gotta Strange Feeling / Thank The Lord For Love

What makes the Northern Soul scene the most durable of all underground music scene is the relentless search by DJ’s and collectors for the tunes we missed. Not always because of extreme rarity but sometimes because a stand-out has been obscured by it’s better known “A-Side”

Nonchalantly lurking on the flipside of a Wigan Casino / Cleethorpes Pier anthem is a Chicago screamer that is now receiving big attention from the “scratch below the surface” NS jocks..

Now in 2015 this is no easy find, with the a-side considered a NS collection essential, the now in-demand flipside has gone long out of carry-box circulation.

Take a listen to a PMT dancer saturated in attitude and animosity - this is perfect for today’s dancefloor as the angry-sister is the flavour of the season…

Flipside is timeless Northern Soul - is neat ad tidy condition with the light h2o stain over the “M” being its only discernible flaw..

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The winning bid was £ 141.00

J. W. Alexander

Freezin' / Doin' The James Bond Walk

From the man who encouraged and later partnered the late, great Sam Cooke comes a potent spring of 1966 Los Angeles D.I.Y. session, giving up everything require for Northern Soul R&B greatness.

A James Woody Alexander private session showcasing a bluesy blend of Soul & R&B incorporating squealing sax, burping brass, screeching harmonic decorating the howling rasp of J. W.’s snarling vocal!

A far cry from the “Kags Music” releases before Sam Cooke was killed when the pair enjoyed huge worldwide success with their work on Keen Records, SAR and eventually RCA. This 45 was a personally conceived and constructed by “Alexander” alone, and sadly fell into total obscurity, forgotten completely by collectors and historians alike.

Take a listen this is one-hell-of-a-tune, as the drum-roll, hand-claps and shrill girls signal DANCE!! with the distance screaming sax adding all the authenticity of the local jamming session, turning into a gem as the enthusiasm of all concerned comes through loud and clear..

What is also loud and clear is how you can one minute ride the crest of a wave, then unexpected fall ..due to circumstance beyond your control…

PS the flip is a quirky-jerk that’s worth a listen too…

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The winning bid was £ 101.00

Darrell Banks

Open The Door To Heart / Our Love

Check out that label - your pulse is racing isn’t it!

Mine raced and then skipped a beat as I noticed London/Decca practice of hand-stamping London DEMOs with the running times of each side of the label in black ink rubber stamper was NOT there.. .What a bonus, that the rather annoying over-sized “225” black-ink stamping has not been executed… the consequence is… TWO PERFECT labels and vinyl that only reveals the lightest of sleeve contact blemishes, under close inspection and bright light.

THIS IS A REAL STUNNING COPY!

The music - we don’t even have to mention - but do click the soundfile anyway because even after all these years - both still stir my insides…

Finding a better copy - would be some challenge, indeed.

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The winning bid was £ 1,117.00

Soul Children

Stax Promo Biograhy & Group 10" By 8" Glossy Photo

Perfect condition 8” by 10” glossy group shot of this highly accomplished Soul gathering; handpicked by Isaac Hayes & David Porter perform their selected premier creations.

Norman West had already shook Memphis by laying down some mighty Deep Soul creations on Hi Records, M.O.C. & Smash usually under the wing of Don Bryant.

Shelbra Bennett a local Memphis Sister who cut her Soul-teeth within the Church Community.

Anita Louis the youngest of the team, having work her way from being one of Carla Thomas’s starlet backing singers to a mainstay in Soul Children.

Last member John Colbert, became noticed after working his trade as a street-corner sing on the street of Memphis for many years until his resilience paid dividends ..

Together with the stunning group-photo comes a 5 page insight into the group, its members and the people who drove the Soul Children though to release fully 8 highly-regarded albums ad innumerable 45s.

The backbone of the group was its ability to spontaneously change the lead-vocalist between them. crafting some of the greatest “Soul” recordings ever made..

This PROMO KIT is insanely RARE and in perfect condition.. the “Paper-Boys” among you will recognize the importance of this beautiful document.. 

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The winning bid was £ 31.00

Lee Richards

I'm Waitin' / I Dreamed A Dream

Chicago Bluesman Lefty Bates backs this “impossible” double-helping of weirdness…

So out-of-left-field that we debated which side we should list first. Would it be the moody-growling slab of Popcorn/R&B or the crazy upbeat Sax-peppered R&B dancer.. in the end we decided to follow the label’s choice and open with an utterly distinctive ” I’m Waitin’ ” a slow-drag blending a wailin’ Saxophone with a funeral-inspired vocal-group and a lead vocal that would scare the kids to death.

For those of you into the exotic rarities, the slow-motion “Tittyshakers” that evoke visions of dingy smoke-veiled Southside Club with ladies-of-the-night hanging on the bar stocking-leg extended and swaying to the rhythm of an oversexed Saxophonist - whilst the man with the mike - teases her imagination with his highly-suggestive vocal… I think it’s so brilliantly off-the-wall!

Flip it over - and everyone one in the bar, is startled into action as R&B explodes at a pace reserved for only the nimblest… and that sax-man is at it again, strutting his stuff, spitting out notes only the outrageously proficient could even attempt,with Lee Richards reveling in the challenge..

Do you fancy a futile search trying to find a copy, this is not only very rare it is also so very different…

I’ve just pitched the speed down to 43 rpm and it sounds even better than the sound-file provided…I think this “Wanger” in skilled hands could grow to be big..

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Southside Movement

Do It To Me

Ever since it was a new release in 1975 I have been in love with this record. So after witnessing the effect the inspired-drop of the “Invitations” - “Look On The Good Side” had on the Soul Essence crowd, early evening as they were filing out of the Raynescourt Hotel to sample the gastronomic delights of Great Yarmouth.

They stopped in their tracks, an explosive dance-floor-dash followed, as the 70s Soul classic rose above all the rarities that went before it, triggering pre-dinner euphoria…

Before you today is another (slightly harder to acquire) 70s “oldie” (constantly validated by top-Jock Mark Randle)…that will surely detonate the same effect.. a listing for those with not so deep-pockets but have suffered the frustration of this killer eluding them for too long…and we know from phone inquires you are not alone… begging for ownership.

Neat clean vinyl, original birth sleeve #4 on label (see scan)

I do know one thing if the DJ had followed “Look On The Good Side” with “Do It To Me” nobody would have got to the restaurant on time…

A now seldom-heard 70s Chicago vocal-group Northern Soul at it most memorable, as Jimmy “Cheatin’ Kind” Vanleer serves up an exquisite smorgasbord of Dance-Soul!

Current bid: £ 55.00

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Jackie Wilson

That's Why (i Love You So)

WOW! it’s a framer……

Original 1958 record-art in the form of an extremely rare Jackie Wilson Motown session Music-sheet.

Check out that spectacular art surrounding the artist pose. Shimmering with the everything-50s. A sparkling colour scheme.. and of course the stand-out name of Berry Gordy, Jr. blazoned on the front.

Retro Soul-Art at its most eye-catching, a neat conversation piece to adorn your walls - but most of all just a stunning piece of artwork you could live with every day and never tire of…

57 years old and like new!

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Strange Neighborhood / I Just Can't Get Over Losing You

Looks gorgeous doesn’t it but what lays in the grooves is even more beautiful.

Topside of course has been a Northern Soul Darling for decades and never been easy to trap especially in this fine condition (one reason why it has never been effectively bootlegged) this copy still hugging the original company jacket.

Click the double soundfile, not only revealing silky-atmospheric vocal-group Northern Soul at it best but also giving you the pleasure of a 60s harmony ballad from Heaven.

The only flaw to can locate of this vision, is a minuscule sticker removal blemish on the flipside label - see scan of B.

To attractive to sleep on…

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I Suppose / Such A Pity

You are viewing one extremely RARE British 45. Interest from both British MOD-Styles beat-collectors and Northern Soul British completists.

We kick off with the side CBS decided to lead with (but never promoted) as its acute rarity bears out. “I Suppose” A guitar-strummer, featuring blue-eyed harmony of a calibre far and beyond the UK norm, an infectious tune you will find turns into an ear-worm.

“Such A Pity” is the “value” side as the pace quickens, delivering a “Buckinghams” styled Northern Soul dancer, again shimmering in precise harmonies..

Both sides written by Clifford T. Ward we presume… may we repeat this 45 suffers from severe-rarity indeed.

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