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Eddie Banks & Martha Jordan

I Made A Change C/w Loving In The Right Direction

Memphis Urban-Funk of the rarest kind, underlining the extreme Soul talent present in Bluff City throughout the 60’s & 70s.

A marriage of two of the city’s lesser known artists, strutting their vocal mastery; with both of them belting out attitude and soul in equal quantities. Martha leads the proceedings with a “Mr. Big Stuff” style stance, telling her man she made a mistake and she has him sussed!

Marttha:

“You’re Ready To Tell Me All Of those Lies.. Making A Lots Of Simple Alibis”

Eddie’s reply:

“I’ve Had Lots Of Women, Had Them Large & Small, Baby You Don’t Have To Worry Bout Me Now, ‘Cause I Don’t Run Around At All…”

He’s a bad boy..she’s a determined woman…the perfect combination to ignite those killer Lyrics, exploding with the help of Honkin’-Horns puncturing a dangerous Funk rhythm.

My advice is buy this Hunk Of Funk, it’s damn RARE as rare as a faithful man I’d say….

Ouch!

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Smith Brothers

There Can Be A Better Way C/w Payback's A Drag

Looking for guaranteed rarity?

Look no further this STOCK copy only vocal-group Northern Soul has a life story that validates just that.

Allegedly, when in the late 70s Neil Rushton veteran record dealer/DJ/Label owner all round Soul-Entrepreneur approached Jack Ashford on the hope he would maybe have some of the “impossible” STOCK copies, Neil was informed that Jack had only been sent a few samples to OK before he paid for the press.

Neil was excited when Jack told him if you want to pay the pressing plant bill he can have the whole run, as reaction to his “Smith Brothers” samples had not indicated Radio airplay..

To this day it is one of Neil’s biggest regrets, that time constraints and other business stopped him from following up on Jack’s invite. Nobody knows what happened to the full Smith Brothers run, put it certainly did not hit the streets.

So we are left with just a few known STOCKERS and promo copies that do not have the fabulous “There Can Be A Better Way” side on it.

This was well over 30 years ago and we can think of no reason why this set in stone vignette would not raise this 45s rarity kudos quite a few notches..

a truly “Impossible” 45 and so damn good..

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The winning bid was £ 1,390.00

Joe Jama

My Life

Stampede igniting Northern Soul from the very moment Henry Atkinson’s discovery featured in the first DJ sets some 15 years since, when it was cheekily covered up as “Little Henry”.

Yet another in a long line of San Antonio 60s offerings to the Northern Soul scene, this example being the most wanted, most popular and certainly the most dancefloor effective of them all.

This listing offers the rare opportunity for the NS Jock to guarantee a nomadic dancefloor is immediately jostling again, as soon as the needle is dropped. This copy has surface marks but as you can hear it plays LOUD, clear & true. Label has “fade” check out the two scans..

A chance to own a “Monster” at a sensible price, we’re thinking.

Current bid: £ 317.00

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Bobby Reed

The Time Is Right For Love C/w If I Don't Love You

One of the greatest ever Northern Soul records ever made.

BOTH SIDES

and it’s

MINT!

Truly MINT !

Play and be prepared to gush..

Twice over..

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The winning bid was £ 333.00

Black Is....

Spinning Wheel C/w Themes And Variations

and now for something completely different!

RARE 1969 Jazz / Funk groove featuring David Crawford on flute guiding “Black Is” to serve up a heady mix of piano driven 60s Jazz/Funk as they deconstruct David Clayton-Thomas’s Blood, Sweat & Tears 1969 classic.

Full of breaks and riffs as the upfront keys thud into gear. Classy flute takes the place of the vocals and it’s up and running indie Jazz, that over the years has picked up a cult following.

Flip it over and the Jazz goes deeper and more complicated but loses none of it’s urban charm.

This rare disc is MINT! After decades of a filed-only existence..

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

Freddie Hughes

Send My Baby Back

Prepare to be absolutely beguiled by an imploring mixture of soulful despair & joy.

Freddie Hughes was the most-impressive export from those soul-fertile streets of Oakland, California, this is his one and only album.

From the very first track side 1. Freddie will have you hooked into his pleading style, rich in expressive emotion “Send My Baby Back” drips with hopefulness, a Soul masterpiece that was to be his biggest hit.

Next cut “Tonight I’m Gonna See My Baby” is totally uplifting LP ONLY Northern Soul that would set any dancefloor alight. Next is more of the same, next track knocked me dead - last track Mr. Hughes flexes his vocal with a male version of Aretha’s “Natural Woman”, confidence indeed.. Side one is as complete a soul experience you could ever wish to hear - with the bonus of non-45 Northern Soul smacking you in the face!

Would producer Lonnie Hewitt allow the flip to fade into insignificance? No way as he kicks off with “Gotta Keep My Bluff in”..next is another LP only cut a mid-tempo “Every Night” what a slick delight. followed by “Where Is My Baby” then a killer take on the Temptations “You’re My Everything” with “What Am I Gonna Do Without Your Loving” another Northern Soul mover ensuring EVERY TRACK is a fabulous Bay Area experience of inspiring Soul!

Condition is fabulous - the music is stand-out - so good we would have liked to sample ALL the tracks. Time allowed for 7 - but those 7 will capture you completely..

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The winning bid was £ 187.00

Ike & Tina Turner

Anything You Wasn't Born With C/w Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

This double helping of mid-60s Northern Soul has lived in the shadows of “Dust My Broom” for a little too long.

Maybe the gorgeous clothes it’s wearing today, will entice you to unleash the explosive Sister-snarl of Tina Turner. Tina rides a relentless Ike Turner piano rhythm and the Ikettes decorate the backing with their perpetual yelping of support , the gathering whip up a the perfect-dance-storm.

Flip it over for what was the preferred Northern Soul spin, seeing turntable action at The Wheel etc. as the insistent thumpin’ dancebeat was just what the dancers were looking for at the time and was in fact the selected side above “Dust My Broom” as the more “Instant” dancefloor mover.

The “Dust My Broom” nudges the “overplayed” category, this disc would be a smart replacement. With both sides doing it up right, with “Beauty” a real out-and-out stomper of the lost-powerful kind and “Anything” a little more cultured in its approach.

Looking totally fabulous in its birth-sleeve, adorned with the coveted Big-Red “A” with vinyl in near flawless condition… what’s not to want?

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

Sammy Acuna

I Never Found A Girl Vocal/instrumental

Steve Cropper’s much-loved production of Eddie Floyd’s & Booker T. Jones’s beautifully paced composition is perhaps the most covered of all Stax born songs. A favourite with independent artists and groups because it sparks an instant feelgood experience. UNfortunately most all other efforts fall short of the stand-out original.

Not this one…

Sammy Acuna is by far my favourite alternative, as he lifts the 1968 recording way into the next decades; on the back of tightly presented horn arrangement decorated with a shimmering Soul-Gal chorus.

Just perfect to dance to - and familiar enough to secure the dancefloor impetus even on first hearing…

Not to mention has a rather wonderful eye-catching label design also… So what’s not to like ?

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Deadbeats

No Second Chance

THE PHANTOM JANITOR !

Unshakably written into Northern Soul folklore as Wigan Casino’s most memorable cover/up. The record that for years tantalized the Casino crowd, teasing the collectors into utter frustration, as they dreamed of knowing it’s real identity.

From all the 1,000s of Northern Soul “cover-ups” over the years this is recognized as the most imaginative, even sparking of theories and bar stool tales of how Richard Searling actually arrived at christening this 45 as “The Phantom Janitor”

Decades on, this disc is no easier to acquire now, than it was back then… seldom if ever seen for sale and rippling with headlong power and enviable historical NS kudos..

Clean the soundfile - and let the “Phantom Janitor” sweep you down the corridors of our past..

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The winning bid was £ 642.00

Perfect Match

The Weights On You C/w I'll Smile Again

What about these two 70s Philly dance grooves - previously undocumented 1978 double serving from husband & wife team James Bynum and Dorothy Bynum.

You will of course remember James Bynum’s huge 1975 offering to Blackpool Mecca & Cleethorpes Winter Gardens patrons with his “Time Passes By” monster also put together by this talented couple and currently very sought-after.

This 3 years later creation is dripping in obscurity, begging the question why it’s remained “out-of-sight” for the last 36 years..

So eagerly check out the soundfile for innovative Philadelphia dancefloor lures, they do contrast with each other but both present the listener with fabulous urban D.I.Y. enthusiasm aiming for club impact.

No club impact happened and a real rarity was born.. don’t you just love this record collecting journey?

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The winning bid was £ 49.00

Edwards Generation Featuring Chuck Edwards

In San Francisco - The Street Thang

From the same streets as Sly Stone cut his innovative Soul offerings comes this amazing testament to Bay Area Soul.

AUTHENTIC 1976 ORIGINAL PRESS - 10 track album from Chuck Edwards and Family. Ram jam full of non-45 tracks, that offer perfect food for today’s burgeoning Northern Soul FUNK scene.

With only two tracks ever reaching 45 release 1. Starlite Starbrite 2. That’s how much I love Her. This platter is an upfront DJ’s delight as it Includes the utterly amazing “I Got Something For You”.

So check out a sample of the compelling soundfiles lifted from this rarely seen ORIGINAL, noting fully 8 of this session never reached 7” release.

Bonus - FULLY AUTOGRAPHED front & back cover by the band and vinyl and label are near perfect.

*We are dedicating this this listing to the much-loved “Daly City Bob” - Bob Catteneo Soul fan/Record Dealer from the home town of Chuck Edwards Generation “Daly City” he is ill in hospital at this time - and many will remember his huge contribution to Europe’s Rare Soul scene during the 70s from his “Odyssey Records” mail order business - he was a special guy and this is one special album he would have certainly bought as a new release.

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The winning bid was £ 100.00

Jack Montgomery

Dearly Beloved C/w Do You Believe It

Jack Montgomery” aka Marvin Jones provides one of the those velvety vocals that sink deep into your Soul.

A voice that is equally comfortable with a mid-tempo or the upbeat Motor City floorshaker, as this disc is about to prove.

In the mid-70s “Do You Believe It” it was the play side - a relentless Northern Soul juggernaut, an irrepressible runaway stomper that actually came to an emergency stop! when an enterprising DJ decided the truly sumptuous flip side was also worth a spin.

The rest is history, since the later 70s “Dearly Beloved” has been just that…”beloved” by all. It epitomizes the diversity of the Northern Soul scene when “The Salvadors” and this strolling master-class in Soul, can be played in the same DJ set and receive exactly the same adulation from the crowd.

Reading the label credits it showcases what is possible when the very best at their work gather in the same room….Marvin Jones, Don Mancha, Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey, Johnny Terry and the mercurial intrusion of Andrew “Mike” Terry’s baritone sax at all the right times lift this session into “the greats”

It was not just the monumental vocal in the studio that day, but a gifted team who crafted unsurpassed Northern Soul that led to the loving acceptance of the Northern Soul mid-tempo dance groove!

This promo copy - is utterly flawless btw

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The winning bid was £ 240.00

Fascinations

Girls Are Out To Get You C/w You'll Be Sorry

Records of this classic status require very few words from us.

Only to say this nearly 50 years old and in blinding condition snugly hugging it’s birth-sleeve is still looking totally clean, vinyl only reveals light sleeve contact blemishes in strong light, solid center small hole label is flaw free.

I honestly don’t think I’ll ever see a finer copy this late in the day… A Twisted Wheel anthem that has endured 1/2 a century of Northern Soul attention - and still packs the dancefloor today.

Real Deal Classic for those of you who put condition first as the deciding factor of what discs you add to your collection…

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The winning bid was £ 69.00

Broadways

You Just Don't Know C/w Sweet And Heavenly Melody

This week’s Black is beautiful entrant.

Offers up two sides that have swelled in popularity in recent years, with “You Just Don’t Know” receiving DJ attention after years of uplifting “Sweet And Heavenly” being the choice to spin.

A 1966 New Yorker, pitching up two slick harmony Northern Soul dance grooves, benefiting from the presence of the highly gifted guitarist Trade Martin; who’s studio arrangements feature on so many stand-out Northern Soul classics.

This “two for the price of one” 45 influenced somewhat from the impact the Four Seasons were having on the charts, also provide us with delicious harmony vocals woven into an easy-to-dance to production.

Condition is blinding, and as the demand of disc has rocketed in recent times..we feel there’s a few of you who may not own a copy..yet.

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The winning bid was £ 216.00

Clara Hardy

You're Too Jealous C/w The Touch Of Love

The Girl-Group sound … at it’s most captivating.

Early 60s Motor City Northern Soul, echoing everything the Golden Detroit era was about… as Motown’s girl groups were just starting to receive chart success. Although there are light hints of the “Motown Sound” this 45 is essentially a release saturated in street-level hopefulness.

Beautifully naive, in anticipation of success, as the skills of two Detroit NS notables join forces; Kris Peterson and soon to be Golden World/Ric Tic luminary Bob (Rob Recco) Hamilton write for the sweet vocals of Miss Hardy.

Both sides epitomizing the Motor City sound of this formative period.

But the most exciting aspect of listing is THE CONDITION almost without exception on the few occasions this 45 has passed my way it has been way less than VG. This copy is a clean Mint minus with two flawless label - very elusive in this treasured condition…

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The winning bid was £ 102.00

Little Joe Cook

I'm Falling In Love With You Baby

Collectors of the real-deal Northern Soul classics..let’s get serious.

What are the chances of capturing this 48 year old Wigan Casino / Cleethorpes Pier floorshaker in absolutely miraculous condition due a lifetime “filed” only existance.

in 12014 we have little hope of offering another copy in this staggering state of Mint - / Mint - no DJ ownership.

Click the soundfile to be blasted back to the hot summer of 1976. The indelible vision of a steaming sea of synchronized hand-clapping, head-spinning, back-dropping amphetamine fueled dancers, frantically giving this ultimate NS stomper focus it deserved, that is the vivid image, alight in my head from the stage at Cleethorpes Pier 38 years ago.

We have not listed this 45 in an age - not witnessed such a clean copy since that unforgettable summer…

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Frank Beverly And The Butlers

If That's What You Wanted C/w Love (your Pain Goes Deep)

Words?

You could use every superlative in the Oxford dictionary, then at the front of each, add the likes of “Utterly” “Absolutely” “Totally” “Entirely” “Completely” and I still could not in any way fully describe the sensation that shot though my entire body, when I first witnessed the intro to this Philly Phenomena.

Not just me, but most every teenage Northern Soul disciple of the early 70s was moved to levels of embarrassing excitement, instantly riveting themselves to a life of searching for this record’s equals…

Of which there are very few…

Act accordingly …a record to be buried with… THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!

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The winning bid was £ 762.00

Howard Guyton

I Watched You Slowly Slip Away

This weeks Northern Soul classic STOCK copy showcases one the greatest contributors to the Northern Soul scene and indeed 60s music.

Former Teen-Idol Teddy Randazzo was responsible for a plethora of stand out recordings during the 60s. On this Northern Soul classic he his joined by longstanding writing partner the equally talented Victoria Pike and a man about to make his mark on the music scene Dennis Lambert ( a massive influence on the Four Tops during their ABC years) add Louis Pegues to the table, and the room is bubbling with talent.

All that is required is a vocal to carry this huge production…

Big drum-roll intro - step up Howard to boom his stuff with a distinctive “Pitneyesque” vocal…effortlessly delivered into an imaginative Randazzo orchestration of highs & troughs building a full-on arrangement that screams NORTHERN SOUL!!

… then a stroke of genius that seems to come so easily to Randazzo.. towards the end as the production flattens out… a little instrumental interlude is then unexpectedly elevated in the most-almighty string break ever to embrace a Northern Soul recording…

Today if you want to witness string-power of such magnitude, you will need to attend the Royal Albert Hall in Promo Season..

Mr. Randazzo, you were IMHO the Daddy of the huge production…

Back on subject - this listing is an immaculate rarely seen BLUE STOCK copy in utterly sumptuous condition…

Current bid: £ 122.00

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Colt 45s

Lady, Lady C/w I Know I Love You

Hidden on the flipside a seriously smooth mid-tempo vocal group harmony stroller is an instant wake-up call for the Northern Soul dancers is an effervescence horn driven dancer with a unforgettable shrill vocal backing..

Seamlessly rolling along on a wave of horns and razor-cut squealing girl choruses and the echoing lead vocal bangs out the lyrics. SUPERB!

Is this one more example of the weight-of-rarity stunting it’s progress to become recognized today as a “Timeless Classic” quality in the grooves would indicate it has everything required to have become so.

Today it is a seldom seen Northern Soul snoozer endowed with all tghe qualities to wake up and stir the dancefloor into spontaneous applause… deserves a 2nd lease of life..

As you can see the flipside label was the one “Ben-Lee Publishing” believed in and decorated the primitive label design to catch DJ attention, whilst leave “our” side free of promo graffiti. You can see why it is a beautifully crafted song showcasing all the fine vocals involved in the session.

Two great sides - with “Lady” once again displaying qualities far and beyond many of today’s DJ turntable choices..

Current bid: £ 399.00

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Eddie Carr

Your Love Is Indescribly Delicious

Indescribably Delicious” & “Indescribably RARE!”

I do wish someone would give me an alternative word to “rare”, just a mere glance at this 45 and the mere word “Rare” doesn’t do it justice..

Peter Sutcliffe “A little Moody” or Beyonce “Kissable” would be comparable understatements. This Los Angeles street level press of Willis Wooten’s currently played Philly monster is a little “beyond Rare”

Hidden away on the flipside of an “Evel Knievel” novelty recording, you cannot get any obscurer than this fine take on the song. Vocally powerful with a muscular Frank Virtue & Johnny Stiles production the pumping horns loud and clean, with a studio full of keen girls wailing the answering chorus. Eddie’s vocal has that “grit” to lift the session another notch..

W. H. C. Records of Los Angeles - Produced by Virtue & Stiles looks and sounds “indescribably essential”.

Condition is immaculate.

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Major Lance

Hey Little Girl C/w Crying In The Rain

Major Lance fans and British Red & White DEMO addicts..How elusive is this 1963 British beauty?

1963 was a big year for Major Lance and his introduction to the British record collector - although he never secured a hit single, he did slowly but surely get “spotted” by the UK Soul-sleuths of the early 60s. As they waded through he Music-Paper review pages, release sheets and Record shop new arrival sections.

It took three releases and an EP before “The Major” got a brief “nod” with his “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um” which Wayne Fontana covered and took on to become a hit. Within 3 more years though, he was the most revered Northern Soul artist on the planet..the rest of course is history.

This was his 2nd. UK release and it sold virtually nothing - as a Red & white promo it is a rare & historical platter indeed and in this gleaming condition a rather delectable piece to own.

Study scan carefully as the “white” of the Demo label has a tinge of age-browning particularly on the flipside…the vinyl and birth-sleeve are flawless.

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Beth Bynum

I'll Set You Free C/w It Hurts To Be In Love

In the USA obviously much-rarer than thought of in Europe judging by forum musings on this history drenched 45.

From beautician to highly respected maker of Detroit black music. This weeks offering to the alter of Northern Soul R&B is a very elusive Detroit creation dripping with Motor City history and and a little mystery.

Mike Hanks’s early 60s association with House Of Beauty (HOB Records) owner Carmen Murphy saw the pair pen this song together from now famous 111 Mack Avenue, Detroit. Carmen of course went on to have a brief association with Motown Records with her HOB label and also sold the “Soul” label name to Berry Gordy in 1964.

This 45 is prior to all those well documented events.. and is shrouded in a little mystery Stateside as some of Detroit’s Music Guru’s ponder 10 years back on it’s existance as none have them had seen a copy.

Several replies to Ron Murphy’s plea for info on this disc received quote of “I have also only seen Star Maker #1929 listed; I’ve never met anyone who has seen a copy, and the members of the group that recorded the other Star Maker 45 didn’t know about it. It’s certainly a mystery. ”

Another reply underlined this discs obscurity “I have never seen that on vinyl, nor heard a tape of it. I don’t know anyone that has seen it ”

With these postings from time-served vinyl professors, I can only add this is my only recent encounter with the disc also.

Topside is a thumpin’ R&B blaster - the flipside is a recognized Belgium “Popcorn” spin. Amazingly both sides better known in Europe than Detroit with it appearing on British compiled label listings.

We could hardly validate it’s obscurity any more than the above ponderings does…

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Z. Z. Hill

Make Me Yours C/w What Am I Living For

Not too often do you, encounter a British example of a USA Soul release, released as a 45 in the UK, that never got a 45 issue in the USA, in fact not very often at all.

If the true circumstances were known, I’m presuming Dave Godin’s passionate public analysis of Bettye Swann’s original 1967 CBS release, caught the attention of someone at B&C Records and they decided it may be a good idea to lift it off the Action 6004 album release. They certainly believed in the song, as it was released as an “A” side.

Like many other inspired releases driven by enthusiasm, this 45 again fell on “stoney ground” selling only very meager amounts, but became a much talked about different version, over the following decades. That is until this century when quite a few DJ’s including myself, Nige Brown etc. have added to their DJ boxes.

In a club, volume up… Z.Z.’s life-torn vocal is the perfect for the poignant lyrics Bettye wrote as a teenager. A young girl’s yearnings, turned onto their head by the gravelly, nicotine coated, whiskey washed, proper-Soul-man voice.

WHAT A TUNE! UK ONLY! and still in my DJ box and I’m betting Mr. Brown’s too.. A tune you can play anywhere, any time - heads will turn, some will peer onto the turntables but nobody will ever leave the floor..that’s fa’sure.

Condition is mirror-like…

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H. B. Barnum

Lonely Drifter (2.47)

UNISSUED MOTOWN Acetate

No it is not cue-burn on the intro but H. B. Barnum adding convincing seashore & seagull sound affects as he transforms Eddie Levert & Walter Williams 1963 O’Jays Imperial outing, that was also guided by the magnificent hand of H.B. into a 1968 2.47 minute improved remake.

Vocally immense with a matching production, just as you’d expect from an H. B. session, as he captures Motown Sound completely. This NS dancer also achieved a shorten but fine 2.27 minute release credited to Gene Diamond on Mothers 1302 released the same year.

A unique piece 20 second longer take; and one that will certainly appeal not only to the Motown completer but also to those many of you DJs and collectors seeking the one-offs that these irresistible 60s Motown 10”ers from the vaults offer.

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Tyree Glenn Jr., & The Fabulous Imperials

Yesterday

Only 300 ever press back in 1964 of this Tyree Glenn Jr., session. The son of the esteemed Jazz musician Tyree Glenn left college in Ohio and went on a 4 year tour. Which took him and “The Imperials” to New York..where Little Anthony’s backing boys politely told him the change the group name.. Tyree obliged by putting “The Fabulous..” in front and cut this, their only 45 release.

His partners on stage, Wayne & Tony Bartlett wrote and sang lead on the respective sides! The earthy deep vocal of Wayne on the A-side purrs like a Big Cat ready to strike, as he stealthily glides through the brass-filled arrangement, bridged by a wild sax-break…

A long-standing cult 45 for both the Northern Soul academics and the Belgium “Popcorn” scholars. Very rarely seen for sale.. but only 300 leaving the factory in 1964..frankly I’m amazed we are able to offer this copy..

Which is in flawless condition..

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Vala Reegan & The Valarons

Fireman C/w Living In The Past

It is completely by coincidence that this week we are applauding the expertise of the East Coast music makers. Already giving Teddy Randazzo a standing ovation we are now confronted with an even more successful New Yorker who ripped the pop-charts apart and long the way also provided some superior Northern Soul offerings.

Bob Crewe and team were behind this crafting of the girl-sound with the mysterious one 45 only Vala Reegan & Her Valarons. This session handed over to Bob’s teammate Herb Bernstein, no stranger delivering the girl-group Northern Soul sound.

This 45 a classic tune on the A-side “Fireman” but in recent times it’s the flipside that has jumped to the fore. “Living In The Past” is an absolutely sublime 1966 mid-tempo groove, that Barbara Banks covered on Veep.

Contrasting but compelling double-helping of Northern Soul, with the topside an impressive upbeat NS dancer that has enjoy Club-turntable spins since it’s seldom seen 1966 UK birth.

Flip it over for a different encounter as the partnership of Herb Bernstein & Bob Crewe carve out a piece of mid-tempo Heaven. Smooth, sultry and totally on the money for today’s changing NS scene.

Condition, the deciding factor of it’s inclusion in the auction - is FLAWLESS in original company sleeve, two spotless promo labels and vinyl that reveals no signs of handling whatsoever.

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David Coleman

Drown My Heart

The British David Coleman spent decades at the BBC entertaining us Brits with his timeless sports commentaries, including quotes like. “The front wheel crosses the finish line, closely followed by the back wheel.”

“That’s the fastest time ever run - but it’s not as fast as the world record.”

“It’s a great advantage to be able to hurdle with both legs.”

“If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.”

and my all time favourite:

“Forest have now lost six matches without winning.”

But none of those enduring lines get even close to his New York namesakes..who delivers one of the most defiant “lost love” lines of all time

“Yes, You Know Girl, That You Left Me Like Dirt On The Carpet… I’ll Pray One Day You’ll Find Yourself Brokenhearted..”

Hector Rivera’s Orchestra serves up a smorgasbord of horns and bongo’s for David Coleman’s vocal to snarl and growl it’s way through his provocative commentary..woven into a spectacular Latin/Northern Soul dance rhythm

“I personally I never do a DJ set without it…..even when I’m not DJing”.

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Leroy Ace Miller

I Really Need Some Lovin Tonight

You were a busy man Mr. Miller..

From his base in Macon, “Ace” crafted fine innovative D.I.Y. Soul/Boogie/ Sweet recordings. All his releases were understandably very, very limited presses and are currently catching the attention of the Web-foragers seeking the obscure and overlooked.

So check out this colourful release and the gifted Leroy Miller.

We lead with an on your knees down beat soul plea, which builds up into something much better than you’d expect for an autonomous production; as “Ace” adds some inspired extras like the hauntingly soaring girl-group interventions, up-changes of intensity in the vocals affixed to a swirling synth.

Flip it to find Mr. Miller in dance-mood that will please the “Boogie” fans amongst you - as he belts out 80s dance. Upbeat, potent and relentless Boogie..

He is a guy to check out, as awareness of his work slowly grows…

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