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Glories

I Worship You Baby / Don't Dail My Number

Flawless original PROMO not only offering top-drawer girl-group Northern Soul but also hidden away on the flipside is “Grail” standard Deep Soul..

This copy is pristine!!

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Rudy Love And The Company Soul

Suffering Wrath

For your own safety …

Watch Out!

Stand Back - right away from the dancefloor..

Monk Higgins & Wally Roker are about to unleash incomparable Soul-Power that most likely will trigger a stampede!!

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Impressions

Ridin' High

The imperative with rare albums is.. CONDITION!! CONDITION!! CONDITION!! The Vinyl, The Labels and maybe, for some, more importantly the cover..

ESPECIALLY this cover - a now an iconic vision of 3 of the world’s greatest Soul voices siting on 3 of the world’s most wanted vintage cars..

Winner also receives a ONE OFF prototype “Riding High” high quality tee shirt that never went into production circa 2007.

RIDINHIGH… what a great title to present Curtis Mayfield, Sam Gooden & Fred Cash who at the time were right at the top of their game. The 14 tracks on this Chicago conceived album, underline the huge contribution Curtis Mayfield & team made to Soul Music and particually Northern Soul.

This seldom seen STEREO album, gives up an impressive list of non-45 Northern Soul dance offerings which include. 1.Can’t Work No Longer 2. That’s What Mama Say 3. Gotta Get Away 4. Right On Time 5. A Man’s Temptation 6. I Can’t work No Longer

with the remaining 8 tracks shimmering with the tightest, richness male harmonizing the world-of-Soul had to offer.

But this auction offering is not all about the magnificent music the album gives up; it is every much as about the flawless laminated flipback cover, with hardly a blemish. It’s about the original lined inner EMI sleeve. It’s about the vinyl that is so close to Mint minus it hurts; and of course the seldom encountered labels brandishing that STEREO text.

A listing for those of you who appreciate cover-art. “STEREO” rarity; whilst seeking as near perfect as is possible in 2017. This album is by far the finest example we’ve encountered in memory.

Don’t forget the bonus tee-shirt, unique and iconic imagine blazoned on your chest this summer. 

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Blues & Soul

# 16 January 1969

Sweet Sixteen!

Blues & Soul January 1969

Full of nostalgia and interesting articles. including Dave Godin’s current rave Jaibi on Kapp and full page centerfold of The Temptations.. making this p[perhaps my favourite of all the early A5 issues.

Who else would have created a mini-Bio, Picture and record review on JAIBI first and most likely only time this powerhouse was ever documented. As eloquent as ever Dave Godin writes about his record of the year ” Record of the year was a outright winner and gave me no headaches deciding. A protegee of Larry Banks, her style & voice are not unlike Bessie Banks. But the real reason I like tis record, is that is original in both form and execution. Pointing a finger towards..what Soul will be in a few years time!”

How perceptive of Mr. Godin as Beat Ballad Heaven is now a genre held in high regard throughout the Soul collecting community.

In addition, there are fabulous vintage record company full page adverts like ACTION, ATLANTIC, TAMLA MOTOWN, MARMALADE and tons of artist pics inc: Lorraine Ellison, Nina Simone, Jaibi, Root & Jenny Jackson, Major Lance, Walter Jackson, Ted Taylor, Oscar Tony Jr., 5 Stairsteps, etc etc. Loads reviews..Top 50 Soul singles..

This is a standout issue from the early days of Soul Journalism

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Fred Moss

I'll Always Love You /

An Oliver Sain session other two fabulous but contrasting sides..

As rare Sweet Soul fever sweeps over Planet-Rare-Soul, here’s a St. Louis sleeper of immense quality!

An uncredited vocal-gathering enrich Fred Moss’s at ease vocal, embroidered into a subtle Jazzy arrangement, a muted Trumpet lifting it’s atmospheric qualities to another level. A lilting Jazz guitarist adds another dimension, whilst through all this classy ingredients, a shrill male vocal chorus cradles that fluid lead vocal.. Then from nowhere comes girl-group gatecrashes the proceedings with a “anything you can do..” response to the all male creation.

the flip will delight FUNK scholars, with Fred Moss joined by Bernie Hayes & Oliver Sain, no strangers to the FUNK sound. The trio serve up a soup of Wah Wah guitar, Sain-Sax, bass rhythms peppered with chants, squeals, shouts and lots of attitude.

Two worthy sides from the St. Louis neighborhood..drenched in passion.

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Clyde Allens

That's Alright Part 1 & 2

Clyde’s rarest 45! Far rarer of his two releases on Fats Washington’s R&B dominated label from the streets of L.A. This time Fats ratchets up the production, into crazier in-ya-face R&B dance experience.

Part 1 features a relentless guitar rhythm, which later crashes into an insane Saxophone break. Everything Fats Washington produced wsas take to the nth degree of attitude. This 45 underlines the energy he generated in the studio; A furious foot-to-the-floor R&B stomper, featuring off-the-scale musicianship, hardly taking a breath in their mission of dancefloor destruction!

Flip it over, and they are off again!! This time a straight instrumental, which if this was an Olympic event the whole team would be drugs-tested…

If R&B insanity is your bag, this is as Psychotic as it gets, the saxophonist was probably admitted to a ward for deranged reed blowing..

Totally wild, irresponsible and utterly compelling.. and Dog-Rare!!

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Free

Taking It Away ( Would Be Breaking My Heart)

It seems like a lifetime since I last had this 45 through my hands. I knew though it was stonkin’ Northern Soul and I couldn’t wait to drop it on the decks. To reaffirm that this group were certainly NOT the “All Right Now” rock guys, but an ensemble from Holland, who belt out perfect Northern Soul from the flipside of this sought after 45.

A well known NS dancer to those collectors who have studied the vast array of British releases during the 60’s that meet the elusive Northern Soul criteria.

This amazing slab of Northern Soul quality, will shock those who are not already familiar with it. It screams “Wigan Casino” it shouts “The Torch” as every ingredient that made a Northern Soul record great, is there in abundance!

Bass guitar lead in, pumping horns, vibes, strong lead vocal, harmonized voices bubbling away in the background, then ear-piercing girl group bursts into action with the choruses!

Listen, prepare yourself for eyebrow raising Proper-Northern-Soul full of breaks, stops, starts and real deal dance beat relentlessly blaring through..

Amazed you will be, but nowhere near as much as when you seen the so very near PERFECT CONDITION snugly hugging it’s birth-sleeve.

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Spyder Turner

I Can't Make It Anymore / Don't Hold Back

Those Northern Soul timeless classic gathers will not need me to say that he PROMO variation, or rarer by 1000’s to 1 against the stock copy release.

In my Top 30 of all time favorite records, Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey interpretation of Gordon Lightfoot’s lyrics bring Detroit and so much Soul to a song I’m sure Mr. Lightfoot never envisaged.

Dennis Coffey’s “You Gotta Pay The Price” plectrum decorates the opening horns and vibes with the perfect contrast to build an arrangement suitable for such a profound Soul vocal, that Spyder Turner so consummately discharges..

Add those Motor City strings, a burping baritone sax, let them marinate for just over 2 minutes, a masterpiece is ready for the NS turntables. A Northern Soul anthem for near 50 years, and I can’t ever remember feeling tiresome when I hear it.. even today i’m listening intently to the best local ingredients lovingly stirred into Northern Soul at it’s most impressive & best loved..

Flip it over, and there’s more Northern Soul to immerse yourself in..

If it’s the rare PROMO you want to own, we have a copy on the website for set-sale. But if your determined to own the most impeccable copy you could ever dream of encountering, THIS IS IT.

Utterly flawless, utterly brilliant and utterly gorgeous!

If you want you Northern Soul classics in their rarest USA format, but you’re one of those OCD collectors pursuing perfection, here it is…

a MANSHIP MINT!

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The Tripps

Here Come Those Heartaches / Give It Back

Los Angles based The Tripps (note the two PP’s)

Having noted that point, here’s a record that has undeservedly lived in the shadows of the group’s Northern Soul great on Soundville for too long. In 2017 this disc is no easy find, but still complete with the insanely rare authentic original “titled” sleeve it is a completeness that few have witnessed.

So click the soundfile to hear two contrasting, but equally fascinating Northern Soul winners.

We lead with a slice of Beat Ballad Heaven, as a impassioned lead vocal, unashamedly rolls out his despair, cradled by a shrill girl-group chorus that never misses a line, enriching the session every step of the way.

REAL-DEAL SOUL of the quality we passed by in the 70’s in favour of the Motownesque stomper to gyrate to.. today, as I slowly mature, this superior-stroller does more for me, than any upbeat dancer, you care to mention..

But wait, let’s flip it over.. Motown’s future employee Al Cleveland coincidentally wrote both sides.. and sure enough “Give It Back” shimmers with Motown qualities, including an impressive instrumental break. an upbeat, feelgood classic style Northern Soul dancer that has yet to have received any significant Northern Soul turntable exposure..

I’ve just added a copy, minus that ultra-rare sleeve. into my DJ box, for the “Heartaches” side.. with “Feed Your Soul” Sunday sessions in Newark in mind.. a perfect foil for Tommy Tate etc…

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Garfield Fleming

Don't Send Me Away

…does 80s Soulful Dance get any more exquisite than this floor-filler?

The ultimate pleading Soulful stepper, inducing arm raising euphoria as you dance to this contradictory, uplifting “sad” song.

These days most known copies are safely tucked up in carefully assembled collections, seldom breaking surface on the open market. Especially in this flawlesss condition, with no sign of DJ circuit fatique.

Fabulous tune, in fabulous condition…

Try to make the bid before your arms are involuntaryly waving above your head…

Current bid: £ 87.00

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Volcanos

( It's Against )the Laws Of Love / Blank

A beautiful copy - 100% clean promo label, vinyl that only reveals the light of sleeve brush blemishes under strong light.

A recording that has sat in the very heart of Northern Soul fans for near 50 years, and still to this day, instantly rams the dance-floors with enthusiasm and gymnastics.

A Philly NS Gargantuan with few comparisons..

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Jean Stanback

If I Ever Needed Love / I Still Love You

The sleeve and label-art slogan reads -

“The Ultimate In American Soul Music..”

You could also say ” the ultimate in design..”

Dave Godin was not a man to do things by halves..the music in the grooves, indeed is, the “Ultimate In American Soul Music” One side you can dance your ass off to, a MOD-SCENE MONSTER last century. Then flip is over to weep…as Jean Stanback takes you on a convincing journey of suffering.

For the OCD about condition, we doubt we’ll ever encounter a finer example of the abandoned project with honorable intentions, that sadly on survived for six releases. Leaving the dedicated British Soul collector with the formidable task of acquiring all 6.

With such beauty,high quality music, owning all 6 is a vinyl gathering imperative. 

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