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Supremes

Come See About Me / Always In My Heart

Initially a 1964 album track for the girls on their best-selling “Where Did Our Love Go” LP.

But when those enterprising Philly boys, Luther Randolph, Johnny Stiles and Weldon McDougal gave the delectable Nella Dodds her debut 45 the trio Motown-inspired trio a chart ripple from their finely crafted Nella version.

Apparently Berry Gordy was not amused, and retaliated by quickly releasing the original Supremes recording as a 45, putting the Motown-Machine behind it, and Nella’s 45 “rocket” ran out of fuel, as The Supremes swamped the airways with their recording that by December was No. 1 opening doors for a run of TV show appearances for Diana Ross, Mary Wilson & Florence Ballard.

In the UK it wasn’t quite so dramatic but still recognized as the great song it is, Club DJ’s particularly giving this easy-to-dance-to 45 loads of turntable time not just for 1964 but for most of the 60s as “Come See About Me” became a MOD-Girl Motown Fave…ousting the far too “Sugary” “Baby Love” from “Hip” Club-play lists.

Today before you is an ex-Radio Station Red & White delight with super nice flawless vinyls. Radio Station file # on label (see scan)… it’s a beauty..

But we are all still gonna wonder where and what would have happened to Nella’s career if she had hit #1 with her version, and Berry Gordy had left the song as an album only release..

RED & WHITE’s resistance is useless..

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Tommy Mealy

Going To A Happening

You are viewing, and perhaps taking a startled second look at the birth of a legendary recording. A 60s Soul anthem with an iconic lead-in that invariably kick-starts, the quick of parking of your drink, and dragster-dance-floor dash to relive your formative years cutting a few spins to a Detroit Northern Soul classic…released in Britain to unprecedented Record Shop “special orders” as the reputation of this non-hit spread throughout the U.K. on avalanche of club, youth center and school dance plays, encouraging Decca not to,delete from the catalogue until nearing the end of the 60’s.

A record that carried the “Open The Door To Your Heart” effect of demand, as DJ plays never diminished for near 4 years and then way beyond. British Decca’s Vocalion 1966 release sold strongly after Decca picked up the rights from Los Angeles label Vault. (it’s 2nd label that gave this Richard Popcorn Wylie and Tony Hester hope of the hit they felt was inevitable). After several attempts at getting better DJ coverage, the 45s pressed with color variations & promo’s on Pameline (1), Vault (2), Palmer (3) but only significant sales were registered in Britain, finding fame for the artist under the name Tommy Neal, a name that was never to grace a record label again.

It has been a constant Northern Soul inquest into who “Tommy Neal” was, on this acetate, it’s very genesis of the saga, it is credited to “Tommy MEALY” not an attractive name to garner a Radio DJ’s interest. When it came to the labeling of the debut Pameline release, renaming to NEAL took place.

For those collectors who are addicted to the rarest variations of the Northern Soul Essentials, this is the rarest of all it’s clothes, unique and archival in the extreme.

Boy, those weekender turntable cams, could trigger mass whiplash with this Bell acetate spinning on screen whilst discharging the Mother-cut clarity of one of the best-loved Northern Soul recordings of all time..

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Daphine Williams

I Love You / I'm Your Man

Go find a more addictive Northern Soul recording for under 4 figures if you can….

Be aware you are about to be groomed by Daphine’s beseeching vocal, a team of shrill voiced girls, who wiggle their vocals through a sea of Bongos, Vibes, Strings & subtle guitar picks.

Talk about being crept up on, this tune has the ability to change your day, it’s already got you on “Hello”! But when the break glides in, you’re hooked, nailed, tethered and hogtied; compelled for successive drops of the stylus, agog as it’s imploring Soul qualities pull you under..

One of those tunes that once heard, just never leaves you.

Noting that the very few times this 45 has broken-cover, it is usually in horrid condition, spoiling that overwhelming “haunting” that demands crystal clear fidelity.

So very challenging to acquire in playable condition! Do not pass by!

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Tyrone & Carr

Love Me Love You / Take Me With You

Every week we try and attempt to list records that represent the diversity of Rare the Soul DJ & collectors scene, whilst also enlightening the less obvious tune, worthy of your attention.

This listing ticks all those boxes to demand your scrutiny, as not for the first time, the gifted British Kaplan Kaye conjures up an atmospheric rare-soul 70s dance-delight, that everyone failed to notice back in 1973. Little wonder really, this subtle mid-tempo Jazzy-Soul was not the style in-vogue then, but it is NOW!!

So much so this 45 over the decades has gathered a huge underground following, it is now a record that few talk about, just in case the “cat gets out of the bag” that there is a 1973 British production saturated in class!

Not just one side, but both sides, give up a perfectly constructed “Soulful-Stepper” as it was conceived in Watford, the rich-quality is almost unbelievable. As the Girl / Boy duo glide through two Jazzy/Soul arrangements that will leave you wondering which side is the best..

Two top-quality tunes, that will become today’s and tomorrow’s earworm… 

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Yum Yums

Gonna Be A Big Thing / Looky Looky (what I Got)

The legendary AUTHENTIC ORIGINAL promo!

Even that memorable mid-70’s counterfeit scam, focused on the most-wanted Northern Soul ABC promo 45s of the time. Never dampened the surging demand to own an authentic copy of this simultaneous Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier dancefloor-delight, a demand that has become an unstoppable movement through the decades, since.

Here is a are opportunity to get that real-deal original Promo into your collection. Boasting very clean vinyl, flawless A-side label, noting that the flipside label has some mild h2o browning (see scan). We think even our OCD collectors, addicted to record perfection, can live with that faint flaw for such a desirable 45!

PS of anyone has a copy of that infamous mailing list from New York proclaiming a ABC WHITE PROMO “find” of The Yum Yums, Eddie Regan etc. If I remember correctly, ironically spelled “Originals” wrong, I really would appreciate a copy for my “NS History” files. 

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O'jays

I'm So Glad I Found / You Look Over Your Shoulder

An absolute jewel hidden away on a flipside, that has for years been on the lips of Northern Soul collectors, as promises from DJ’s not to ignore such brilliance and bring this scintillating vocal-group dancer to the turntables has so far not quite been fulfilled.

Click the soundfile, it may well trigger a campaign for records of this stature to be aired, rather than the heard 10,000 times top 500.

We don’t think anyone listening to this disc could ever deny, that this tune is every note as impressive as any of Northern Soul’s most popular. The fact that the USA release is not an impossible acquisition (although becoming much harder to capture) but may have prevented the NS DJ’s who thrive on rarity to have overlooked a monumental example of 60’s dance Soul.

But now the turntable webcam captures both the beauty and the true rarity of what is in front of you now. We know the likes of Ginger Taylor, Sean Chapman, Nige Brown etc. Top DJ’s who revel in playing & displaying seriously gorgeous British DEMO’s. You will know doubt be hearing a lot more of this stand-out.

Not to mention the old-school British collector who will having palpitations thinking of ownership. Two flawless Green & White label, hugging a Bell jacket. Vinyl is super nice other than a tiny area of hairline blemishes this 45 would be graded Mint minus, it certainly play that flaw-free grade.

Wondering why this treasure was never an A-side to begin with, just stay with the soundfile “Look Over Your Shoulder” for me, is one of the greatest vocal-group strollers of all time… listen and swoon!

Look at the label scan and yearn …

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Kell Osborne

Small Things (make A Big Difference) / Nothing From Nothing Leaves Nothing

Leaving the Temptations prior to them breaking “big” maybe Kell regretted..maybe not. But he can be rest assured that his legacy to European Soul fans of his work out Los Angeles will keep his memory and his work alive forever!

Especially for giving the dedicated Northern Soul collector some of the most desirable and challenging NS rarities to chase and lust after.

So check out this colourful a “Class Records” subsidiary that sadly only released 7 45s every one annoying Rare!… just imagine owning a run of 50 releases on this dazzling label vista, although the spectacular Green logo was disappointingly change to white as the label lost impetuous becoming defunct the the early 70’s.

So check out the resilient Kell on another magnificent Northern Soul dancer crafted by himself and in-house Jeanne Vikki a lady who machine-like d-created some fine recordings for “Class” .

A strong NS dancer, that has never been bootlegged or counterfeited so having tons of potential for a revival as it’s exposure to the Northern Soul congregation has been spasmodic due to again, that barrier all truly rare 45s encounter.. not many DJ can boast a copy in the “box”

This copy is FLAWLESS!!

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Jr. Walker And The All Stars

Shotgun / Hot Cha

A MOD anthem, a Twisted Wheel favourite who’s impact has never faded through the decades.

Presented here as a eye-catching, super rare Red & White DEMO.

Vinyl is impeccable, a whisker off Mint -. Both labels are free of writing, stickers, tears, stains or anything that detracts from the detracts from the value. Light storage blemishes to the white areas.

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Saundra Mallett & The Vandellas

The Camel Walk / It's Gonna Be Hard Times

1962 non-starter, now a beyond Rare Motown trophy.

Born out of a delay of consolidating the Del-Fi’s as Martha backing group to kick start her career with the “Vandellas” (just renamed by Martha Reeves, dividing “Van” Dyke Street, her childhood street & “Della” Reese, Martha’s fave female singer.)

At the starting point the 3 Del-Phis Rosalind Ashford, Annette Beard and Gloria Jean Williamson were brought back together at Mickey Stevenson’s PA’s request Martha Reeves, as Martha was about to embark on her fledgling Motown recording career. The transition from Mickey Stevenson’s office to stage and studio was not a smooth one.

On this recording, a hasty attempt to hook into the dance-craze sensation. Marha was not around as Berry Gordy called for the “Vandellas” as backing for new girl on the block, Saundra Mallett and the session took place without “Martha”, it was a flop, becoming an instant quickly forgotten, but a rarity that later caused conflict of opinion and much debate on why & how, Saundra got the lead, even though Martha had just named and formed “The Vandellas”.

One thing that is fact, is this is one darn hard 45 to find, especially in clean condition. Saundra of course went on the join previously all male group “The Downbeats” to form “The Elgins” providing a sweeter edge to the harmonies, that gained them smash hits like “Darlin’ Baby” “Heaven Must Have Sent You” with Saundra now (Edwards) seamless voice featuring heavily.

This hurried bringing together of the Vandellas with Saundra on lead was never to happen again. It left # 54067 as one of the most talked about and ultimately challenging Motown 45s to acquire.

Maybe, if Mr. Gordy had lead the truly wonderful flipside harmony ballad “It’s Gonna Be Hard Times”. Martha Reeves & the Elgins story would have been totally different… but that’s another deliberation.

Do not pass by, this historical rarity seldom comes to market…

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Darlings

Two Time Loser / Please Let Me Know

OCD about condition?

Here is the local 1962 Detroit press, of the not easy to acquire national 1963 Mercury 72185.

On auction not just because the Mercury release is not easy find either, but primarily because of the spectacular condition, almost a “Manship Mint” of a disc that on the other 2 occasions we have encountered the Kay-Ko local release this century they have been an ugly VG- and horrid writing detracting from the beauty of this rare Motor City label.

It’s listing fir dedicated Detroit doyens who don’t like their collections sullied with deface labels or scratchy vinyl. They will all be nodding when we say, to acquire a flawless example of this 45, is damn difficult. With the challenge being to have the finest condition 45s possible in those discerning collections, we can underline it’s desirability, as we will most unlikely to ever see another looking so clean, again.

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Durettes C/w Perfections

Sweet, Sweet Love / I Love You My Love

Boys back Girls on this rare 1966 release offering two different groups and two killer Northern Soul dancers on one seldom seen disc.Both recordings glow wit untamed neighborhood chracteristics, just glorious in their nativity. With the simplistic backing allowing the beautiful harmonies to sink into your consciousness without distraction. “Simple Is Genius”

We start with the once only released “Durettes”. An ear-catching strumming guitar intro is accosted by a most Soulful young girl vocal, cradled by her girlfriends harmony backing. Then the girls set off on a 2.20 minute journey of hope.. as the 1966 Girl-Group Sound peaked, these ladies maybe hoped for some airplay or recognition for their unique style. Unfortunately it was not to be, and this was the one & only time we have ever encountered “The Durettes Sound”

Falling instantly into obscurity, only for break cover when discovered by the relentless Rare Soul diggers.

This disc is saturated not only in elusiveness but all that almost unpolished sound that the Northern Soul congregation so very appreciate.

Flip it over S.V.R. back the Durettes with The Perfections - I Love You My Love - released one number before on S.V.R. 1005. again we are treated to a “local” “Under The Street Lamp” styled harmonies woven into a subtle dance rhythm, that is so in vogue (Stoppers - Come Back Baby) at this time. The Easy flowing seamless mid-tempo drenched in emotion!

I adore this record for it’s noncommercial stance, leaving you not even giving a brief consideration as to which side to drop the stylus on!

TWO GREAT SIDES - hard to acquire - especially in this perfect condition!

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Kelly St. Clair

Hear That Beat

Now here is a rare sight! A former Cleethorpes Pier floor-packer in such untouched condition it retains the impossibly RARE promo picture cover!

circa 1975/76 this irresistible beating girl vocal Northern Soul dancer, along with Holly St. James were the Top-NS-sister sounds of the time. Holly St. James went on the become “immortal” in it’s ability to fill the NS dancefloors of Britain, whilst Kelly St. Clair drifted off into collections and ultimate obscurity!

Just lately I feel I’m always documenting, Rare Soul seclusion for some potent “forgotten” by many 45s, due to their now validated rarity. Had record ever turned up over the decades following it’s mid-70’s debut; I’m left in no doubt, it too, would have hung onto Holly St. James’s petticoat and also seen been a major part of the Northern Soul revival that exploded so unexpectedly.

We are again underlining how there does need to be just a few copies with influential DJ boxes for a renaissance to take place..

For me hearing Kelly again rockets me back those halcyon days when “Poke” debuted Rain - Out Of My Mind - and The Pier Girl-Sound was KING!!

A more perfect example of days gone by, and times never to be repeated, would be hard to find… those winners that you seldom hear, but used to be on your faves list…really do spark a unique vinyl-emotion.

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Uptightan'outasight

Uk Atlantic Fan Club

A very sad recent passing of a collector enables us to list this VERY RARE 1969/70 Mail-shot of British Atlantic memorabilia that was for privileged UK Atlantic Fan Club members of the time.

This spectacular florescent logo’d wallet holds an amazing array of important British Atlantic promo information. The titled envelope for British Atlantic was

UPTIGHTANOUTASIGHT includes Fully 10 Black & white Artist Picture Postcards and A4 biographies for:

  1. Booker T. Jones
  2. Sam & Dave
  3. Young Rascals
  4. Sharon Tandy
  5. Tony & Tandy (very rare picture of this duo)
  6. Sweet Inspirations
  7. Aretha Franklin
  8. Yes
  9. Arthur Conley
  10. Aretha Franklin (different pose)

Plus, the bonus 45 is Major Lance - Follow The Leader - in birth-sleeve dated for 27/6/69 scheduled release. Record Sale listing in green print all Atlantic 45s at £1 each. Noting that Led Zepplin’s “Whole Lotta Love” had been withdrawn.

An immaculate membership card for legendary Soul Journalist “Chris Savory” when he lived in Kent. and many more Bio’s and interesting stuff, inside this rare and complete membership-mail-out. Same as the day it was mailed package that will be of great interest, not only to Soul fans but dedicated Rock fans too, as important YES and LED ZEP memorabilia lies within.

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Keni Lewis

What's Her Name / Drug Traffic

Crazy About Crossover?

What is really crazy, is that this seldom seen 1970 Washington, D.C. long distance cousin of “Shrine” has never sat at the very pinnacle of Rare Soul DJ choices of play. Check out the soundfile and prepare yourself for a “vocal-group” session that shimmers with scintillating harmonies and an irresistible feel-good production beckoning you to the dancefloor.

Two great writing talents join hands and craft a record that have enjoyed turntable time from the more discerning and adventurous Dj’s but it seems alarming this “masterclass” in harmony Northern Soul didn’t reach the very summit of demand.

Maybe even crazier, was the rough & ready FUNK driven “Drug Traffic” side enjoyed a brief Blackpool Mecca exposure, whilst the delicious “What’s Her Name” was passed over. Ahead of it’s time, and discovered during the manic NS era of “Cut Your Motor Off” “You’re The Cream Of The Crop”

Keni Lewis’s C.V. is so impressive, not only over the decades writing some of Soul’s finest tunes. He cut his teeth as member of some of Washington’s great contributors to Northern Soul, Shrine (with The Cautions & The Enjoyables), at Cap City with The Chancellors etc.

Keni Lewis is saturated in wealth of experience, displaying outstanding writing & producing talents. Which on this session, can be heard on every note of a stand-out tune; enriched by his first love of the vocal-group sound. like a lantern steering the Rare Soul forager to another flipside, offering sheer-brilliance that has yet to reach it’s full potential…

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Billy Butler

Right Track

The ultimate in 60’s album collecting

The utterly gorgeous PROMO copy of perhaps the greatest Northern Soul saturated 60’s LP of all time.

Original 1966 Okeh white promo copy in flawless condition!! Offering just ALL of Billy’s great Northern Soul Okeh recordings on one single platter!

A crucial LP to own, as a WHITE DEMO it’s something to swagger with.

Check out the track listing on the back cover, the powers at Okeh didn’t miss even one of Billy best 45’s offerings..

An album offering a lasting testament, 12 Northern Soul dancers, a legacy of an highly gifted lyricist and singer. A Northern Soul legend in fact..

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Sisters Three

You Can Forget It / Can You Qualify

A spectacular PROMO of this scarcely encountered Bay Area double helping of Girl-Group Northern Soul. From the desk of Fantasy Records main-man Ray Shanklin, no stranger to the crafting of stand-out California Soul recodings.

Check out this barrage of Berkeley-babes, totally defiant he telling the unreliable-man “You Can Forget It” as they ride a broth of brass, vibes and jarring drum-rolls..potent stuff indeed! An elusive 45, ideal for the dedicated rare & under-played driven DJ’s. As this is a disc that endorses both requirements. Twice over..

Flip it, and the 3 gals have calmed down a little as they now “Sweet Talk” their way through horns, subtle drumming and exquisite vibes. Fabulous harmonies make this a sure-fire Sunday Chill-out drop, silky smooth Northern Soul stroller..

The condition of the promo copy is utter perfection, unblemished vinyl and labels!

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Reparata & The Delrons

Panic

A Wigan Casino Anthem, in it’s most wanted clothes in the finest possible condition.

UK DEMO pursuers, this is a Mint minus vinyl, Mint Minus labeled Northern Soul Wiganer that every Soul Boy of the mid-70s dreamed of finding, whilst foraging the local Junk Shops & Market stalls. Again a flipside uncovered by those relentless pioneers of diggin’ up new sounds for All-Nighter spins.

This disc in the 70’s was a dancefloor-congester of real standing, having everything the dancers of the day were seeking; Records fast enough to burn through the “gear” and breaks to “spin” to, and crescendos to hand-clap and back drop to.

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL of it’s time!

Posted here today in the peak condition, that an “upgrade” would never be considered, fulfilling a Brit-Soul-hoarders dream of eventually cornering an highly desirable Green-Beast!!

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New Wanderers

This Man In Love / Adam And Eve

My favourite Rare genre - 60’s male vocal group dancers..

So let’s talk about PROPER NORTHERN SOUL !!

For quite some time now, this uncompromising vocal group stomper has totally disappeared of the sales-map of Planet Northern Soul. In the 90’s this perfect for the the All-niter dancefloor was possible if you dug deep, both in the sales lists of the day & well as your pockets. But 20 years down the line this 45 has been long submerged into the quality collections, or inside adventurous DJ boxes, promising themselves a surprise drop to trigger admiration for their foresight in bringing back a quality tune, that may have lived in the shadows of their “impossible” other Ready release.

Click the soundfile, acquit and unleash a beast that has been caged for too long…and be prepared t blown away, as your memory refreshes to recall just, what a great tune this is.

BUT, how many of you have heard to neglected flip side, a silky vocal-group stroller absolutely right for TODAY’S more discerning DJ sets…

TWO GREAT SIDES welcome into the limelight boys from Long Island!

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Mandells

I Just Can't Win

The intro to a Northern Soul 45 is the most important factor for making a NS DJ’s decisions to follow the last spin for seamless flow. Then again there are some openings bars that just fire the feet into dance!

This Chicago vocal-group rarity, carries without question one of the most instant get on or stay on the floor launches imaginable!

Check out the epitome of the Northern Soul Sound, as the inviting instrumental intro, clearing the way for the a wave of urgent male vocals hit you head-on!

Does Northern Soul get any more persuasive than a gutsy Bass Guitar, followed by bludgeoned-Bongos, then honking horns followed by surging male vocals.. then an impressive lead vocal … you are now under the influence of intoxicating Chicago Northern Soul!

Not too many collector or DJ’s can boast ownership of this fantastic fanfare of our sound.. otherwise, surely the authentic All Nighters of Britain would be resounding to the sound of this underplayed slab of NS brilliance…

To be fair real-rarity has impeded and deprived the dancers awareness somewhat..

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Z. Z. Hill

Make Me Yours

It’s a British thing, Dave Godin’s endless plaudits on the original version by Bettye Swann I’m assuming was the reason that B&C plucked this magnificent male plea, from the Z. Z. Hill “Action” album and give an exclusive life as a 45 on their iconic label “Action” the vehicle that filled the gap left by the then, sadly defunct SUE label.

“Make Me Yours” is such a truly top-tune whoever you listen to from all the artists who have paid homage to it. From Bettye’s original to Motown’s “High Inergy” take on Bettye’s young-girls overture for love.

But nobody ever did it with a snarl, with a rasping style that adds another dimension that the dancers warm to, meatier, whilst still retaining the warmth of the original.

BRITISH ONLY and an inspired decision from B&C to release a masterpiece as a 45, reinforcing ACTION’s status into the bargain.

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Rated " X "

What You Gonna Do About It / Rated X

A fusion of voices are about to wash over you, like a cooling shower on the hottest of days. I’ve been listening to Soul of all kinds all day. This is without question the most emotion-shifting tune of the week.

A convincing lead vocal, unashamedly spills his apprehension, doubt and love out in a mixed fusion of real sensitivity whilst an Angelic girl-group soar high above adding even more substance to these moving proceedings.

This weeks neighborhood Sweet Soul offering, is a D.I.Y. Clarence Rogers project that is the most Soulful experience you could wish to encounter. Low-Rider, Sweet Soul, group harmony how ever you wish to categorize it, I consider this recording, as Soul, as Deep as it gets; an abyss of emotion seamless welded by superior vocals on a mission of Soul Ballad supremacy..

I’m outta superlatives, but I’m sure most will go for the potent FUNKER on the flip.. aggressive horns, rattling drums, relentless plectrum work, Sax dominance all add up to a wild FUNK session.. that will fire you up, after being lulled into warm bath of harmony, the A-side too you to.

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Festival

Something In Your Smile

One of Britain’s rarest Northern Soul creations, from the pen of T. C. Curtis? and the studio console of the gifted Mike Smith. So RARE information on this 45 is not easy to validate.

The impressive edgy lead vocal certainly carries Soul as it attacks the 70s string assisted dance production. The shrill girl-group chorus borrows the rifts from Vickie Sue Robinson’s “Turn Te Beat Around”, enriched by the ingenious Mike Smith’s insistence for cramming crashing cymbals, a bank of strings and a subtle saxophone, a fool proof backdrop for the T. C. Curtis sounding “Black” vocal onslaught.

If this had just been discovered on a USA indie I’d expect, no demanding a 4 figure sum for. In contradiction, this is a 1979 British indie release with provenance of long-standing real-rarity that few USA indie releases can guarantee.

Take a listen, prepare to be impressed, also prepare for this 45 to stay in your memory as sightings are few and far between.

This copy is flawless!!

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Charles Spurling

She Cried Just A Minute / Don't Let Him Hurt You Baby

In short, Superior Northern Soul at last receiving the turntable and dancefloor recognition it has always promise..

Presented here as a pristine WHITE PROMO in it’s birth-sleeve..

Offering one of the greatest Deep Soul recordings ever committed to vinyl on the flipside.

“What More Can A Boy Ask For?”

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Jimmie Raye

The Lover

insanely Rare 1980 private press, a D.I.Y. project for Jimmie “Philly Dog” Raye to once again strut his vocal-prowess throughout this mixed of Boogie, Soulful Ballads, and dance tunes.,

THe A-side starts with an upbeat dance session, “Love Caravan” then sails into 3 Soulful ballads. Whilst the B-side is a breathless excursion into Boogie/Soulful Dance encapsulating the Club-Sound of New York 1980.

Rich production of blaring horns, enriched by electric drum-strokes, strings, squealing Saxophone and all the other “club-sound” embellishments of the day. Gives the listener/dancer 2 in a row upbeat, relentless brass-driven dancers with Jimmie Raye underlining his highly regarded vocal power throughout. Displayed on the last track, a mid-tempo screamer, with gorgeous vocal-group chorus “Deep In Your Love”

Great t hear this man still delivering the goods, long after his string of stand-out 60’s 45’s.

This is a super-rare very limited Private press album that seldom comes to market, from a man who enjoys cult-status among Rare Soul scholars.

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