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Willie Mcdougall

Don't Turn Away / I Can't Wait

I’ve always be a sucker for that Bobby Blue Bland, Little Milton style snarling purr..

Check out Willie’s equally bludgeoning vocal on an uncompromising thumpin’ slab of elusive Northern Soul, a growling horn-drenched floorshaker that has never been bootlegged or re-issued. A real-hunk of a tune that has nowhere near received the turntable time it so obviously deserves (rarity, depriving the masses, can be the only possible reason) this knockout tune has not risen up into affordable stratosphere.

Killer Northern Soul but do expect some stiff opposition from the Deep Soul aficionados as the Deep Soul side sits right along side some of the greats, with Fred Tanner flexes the same muscular approach to Soul as he did when guiding that lauded duo Sam and Bill through their magnificent Decca recordings.

TWO single-mind highly motivated recordings, two different Soul genres but both every note as good as one another….. tunes!!!!

Current bid: £ 36.00

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Timi Yuro

It'll Never Be Over For Me

Not just NORTHERN SOUL, it’s an anthem, a mantra, it’s a maxim the NS scene was built upon and still lived by.

Not ever being issued in the USA has a single, has driven demand for ownership of the disc soaring, leaving it today as the most-wanted British 45 by NS collectors..

No surprise as it’s brilliance is there for all to hear, it’s power to instantly switch your mood on just the opening notes.. and leave you by the end, emotionally drained, wrung out of Timi’s heart-shredding voice, and Ian Green’s British constructed production..

Sitting at the very pinnacle of British collecting, at the summit of Northern Soul All Nighter dance appreciation…and in the hearts, minds, language and culture of Northern Soul for way past my lifetime..

Condition is beautiful, two flawless label, but obvious marks on the laying surface, PLAY MINT under strong light, forensic scrutiny reveals the finest of hairline wisps, none of which transfer to the stylus..

As good as it gets in all ways…

Current bid: £ 102.00

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Isley Brothers

Why When Love Is Gone / Take Me In Your Arms (rock Me A Little While)

The greatest Northern Soul double offering the “Brothers” released in the UK and ironically sold the least. Most missed the April 1968 surrounded on both sides with Radio spins and hits from Stevie Wonder & The Supremes. This Isley Brothers double trailer Northern Soul juggernaut was passed over, in fear of Tamla Motown airwave domination in the spring of ‘68.

Didn’t take long though for the Soul Club DJ’s to latch onto both sides as being spectacular dancefloor ingiters.

Today it still matters not a jot which side you drop the stylus on, the result is always the same, Northern Soul Motown mayhem, with Ivy Jo Hunter steering the “Why When Love Is Gone” and the trusty trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland at the helm of “Take Me In Your Arms (Rock Me A Little While) already a monster Twisted Wheel anthem for Kim Weston.

Here is this double serving of Motown dance at it’s best in it’s most-wanted form.

A 19th. Of April 1968 green & white DEMO in fine clean condition, no flaws on the vinyl or those two coveted labels.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Luther Ingram

If It's All The Same To You Baby / Exus Trek

No words from me could ever elevate this work of genius any higher that it already sits…

No vignettes of memories of how I was mesmerized not only by the whirlwind of strings, zipping in and out of a dynamic Detroit production, or by the footwork of “Brillo” a man who completely nailed the Northern Soul art of dance…before my eyes.

You’re heard it all before… and even though you’ve heard the record many times before … I defy anyone not to want to hear it again… and again..and again..!!

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at it’s outrageous best!

Condition of this”Vinyl Promo Jewel” is impeccable - just a few very mild hairlines blemishes, plays MINT! Labels are flaw-free …

No need for stories…

Current bid: £ 14.00

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Helen Shapiro

He Knows How To Love Me / Shop Around

A flawless copy of Helen’s hardest to acquire Columbia Northern Soul recordings.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Jr. Walker & The All Stars

Money ( That's What I Want ) Part 1 & 2

Junior attacks the Barrett Strong seminal Motown classic, wielding his tenor Saxophone and snarling voice to great effect; as Berry Gordy & Lawrence Horn deconstruct their first “Hit” and inject a Motown party atmosphere into the Hitsville studio as it seems the entire cast of Motown players gatecrash the proceedings.

Squealing, shouting, chants whip up into a vocal cacophony of fun. Synchronized hand-clapping, a “That’s What I Want” mantra from everyone there, sets the perfect “party” backdrop for that iconic squawking-Sax to to spear the air..

This recording above all others captures, the “high” sweeping Motown in 1966, the gang really shake the hell out of the song, that you will find yourself trying to recognize who’s vocals they may be..

So owning this testament to Berry Gordy’s team-building exercise had got to be in it’s most desirable and least seen clothes..

A flawless Green & White British Demo, reminding the owner of a “get Down” to end all “Get Downs” at Motown..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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High Powered Spirit Band

Be A Winner / I Know You Can

Highly sought after 80’s vocal group harmony dancer, seamlessly blending tight honey-coated vocals into a driving full-on dance arrangement.

Harmony Soul woven into a Jazz-load instrumentation, working so beautifully as it generates the urge to dance, as it ticks all the boxes for today’s European Soul clubs. Rarely do you hear such crystal clear messed together vocals riding a relentless dance rhythm.

Flip it over and as you’d expect, this gathering is gonna do a soaring Soulful Stepper as their accomplished teamwork suits the “downbeat” stroller so effortlessly.

Dead right for today, as Real-Soul is the demand of the day, at dedicated Soul events.. this hits the benchmark and beyond..

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Billy ( Sugar Billy ) Garner

Your Wasting My Time Vocal / Instrumental

Real deal uncompromising, snarling Detroit Funker from the visionary desk of Dave Hamilton.

“Sugar Billy” collaborates with one of Motor City’s most productive producers, and lets rip into this mighty slab of funk. Wah Wah driven screamer on which he takes no prisoners.

Recently demand trigger a BGPS UK division reissue, which pleased many collectors as this disc is so hard to find in clean condition. This copy the label and the vinyl are immaculate, fidelity is crystal clear. No many Funk devotees own a copy not requiring an upgrade, from the defaced labels or crackly marked vinyl. This was however to be expect, it was a neighborhood project to be party’d with.

No upgrade ever required here, this is flawless throughout and we’re unlikely to find another in this unsullied state ever again..

One for the Funk DJ who cares greatly about CONDITION!

Current bid: £ 67.00

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Bobby Hutton

Piece Of The Action

Still the only “cool” way to spin this TOP Northern Soul classic that simultaneously pleasured the faithful at the 3 major places of Northern Soul worship. (Blackpool Mecca, Cleethorpes Pier & Wigan Casino) all rocked to “Lend A Hand” during those halcyon days of 1974/76. The only way to play it back then, was to whip out your 12” to flaunt a LP everybody and his dog craved ownership of.

Brings back so many memories of the easy playing of Side One, Track One and playing 3.12 minutes of sheer Chicago joy to and ecstatic gyrating crowd all in unison on the perfectly timed hand-claps..

Still today one of the dancefloor “certs” but invariably played on the British reissue Anchor Records eventually released as a 45 fully 5 years after the birth of this LP.

To beat the OVO and be really cool, go back to the beginning, and play it from the elusive album, puff out your chet and whip out your “Big One”, all the better if it’s a Promo and autographed by Bobby Hutton himself.

Vinyl has some hairlines but plays flawless, White Promo labels are perfect, cover has WAFL Radio Station I.D. on the cover (see scan) but that thoughtless tarnish is counter balance by Bobby’s autograph from his unique appearance at Cleethorpes Weekend many years since..

Iconic tune, iconic LP, but you could always own and play the 1978 British reissue, if your not to fussy about Northern Soul history and it’s standout moments..

Slight cover damage top left corner.. from being flaunted by proud owners we presume…

Current bid: £ 91.00

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Frankie Valli

You're Ready Now

Add some colour to you Club Classic sets, turntable rubberneckers and Deck-cams will light up when this 1970 Red & White Demo spins round.

Not the 1966 first press we know, but so very hard to find, and so attractive and in flawless condition. We are thinking not many can boast of owning the equivalent in their collection.

Twisted Wheel classic rejuvenated by Phonogram’s relaunch that went on to become a Youth Club, School Dance and local Soul DJ staple for the next 30 years..

Mat we repeat this gorgeous variation ain’t easy to find and will set you apart from the multitude of NS DJ’s still dropping the arm this classic taking his audience down memory lane at dead the right time in the night, to trigger mayhem…

Current bid: £ 36.00

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Tommy Navarro

I Cried My Life Away

Top Tune - Tip Top Condition!

So close to a Manship-Mint

two X’s on label…vinyl with a perfect mirror finish..

Latino Northern Soul with dangerous qualities of addiction, that have held the need for ownership amongst the DJ’s and the NS collectors it seems for forever, without bursting through its perceived price barrier…

But in the last few years, the dearth in availability of a really spectacularly clean copy, leaves us anticipating an upward spike in value…is this about to soar? A big Northern Soul want that has over the decades has been a title…that has had very few owners willing to take to market…

One click of the soundfile reveals exactly why, another reminder of the impeccable state of the vinyl and we expect a bit of a rumble to claim this slice of Northern Soul perfection… as we have no expectations of another squeaky clean copy popping up any time soon..

Conition, Contition, Condition….

Current bid: £ 33.00

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Freddie Butler

Save Your Love For Me / All Is Well

A Detroit NS icon with his most-wanted 45.

An elusive Detroit Northern Soul trophy that few have ever owned. So maybe not too many know this is a killer TWO sider from the rich vein of Soul coming from Clara Bell & Mike Hanks. With the flipside yet to receive the deserving turntable attention it so obviously begs.

Current bid: £ 1,223.00

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Reginas

He's A Wild One / He's The Boy

Beyond rare - Greatstone, Manchester spin breaks surface.

A very obscure double-delight of 60’s girl-group Northern Soul we know very little about, even the writer of both sides is unknown to us, as is the make-up of this obviously adroit sister-gathering.

None of the label info takes us any nearer origin or identity. All we know at this time is that these ladies are damn good, with this debut-disc most likely being a springboard for a career under a different name. Such fluid harmonies we doubt could have been a single 45 deal. Girl-group scholars feel free to put me out of my misery, and unveil who these exquisite ladies are…

East Coast influenced unity, woven into a full orchestra arrangement with thumpin’ horns, insistent castanets, serves up every that 60s era gave up, for Girl-Group to clamber to the top of the “IN” sound of the era.

If you appreciate your Northern Soul records to be as mysterious as possible, this proven rarity needs netting soon as..

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The winning bid was £ 761.00

Chico, Barbara & Junior

Don't Cry ( Ain't I Black Enough For You ) / I Used To Be A Bum

Utterly infectious Chicago blending of R&B & Northern Soul from that fertile office of Melvin London.

Mel London is somewhat an unsung hero of Chicago Blues & Soul he was responsible for a plethora of neighborhood small press delicacies, also writing for Chicago’s greatest Black artists of the 50’s &.

Over the years Northern Soul has benefited hugely from have become hugely wanted Northern Soul collectables. So check out what a lifetime at the cutting edge of Chicago Soul ca create.

A relentless brass prompted rhythm, galvanized by non-stop hand claps; vocals rebounding of all 4 walls of the studio, echoing a mix of female attitude and male chanting. So VERY different and it works perfectly into a backdrop of Northern Soul Dance. I’m imagining an nighter-dancefloor reacting instantly to this effective dancer, that underlines Mel London’s ingenuity to make a great dance-tune..

Flip it over and you’re treated to another NS groove that will leave wondering which side you prefer..

I like BOTH sand the potential is glaring on the rarity proven 45..

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The winning bid was £ 166.00

Scott Free

Running Wild / Gotta Find A New Love

Fantastic Atlanta double helping of vocal-group Northern Sou from the desk of the gifted Tee Fletcher, a sought after original Georgia rarity that so seldom, if ever comes to market.

a wealth of searching vocals follow a simplistic dance arrangement, with engaging piano breaks delightful piano, then an inviting bass guitar solo which the lead vocal takes advantage of.. this eptomises the street-corner harmonies that Northern Soul so warmly embraces.

But the Scott Free are not done there, flip it over for a captivating Sweet Soul harmony stroller that picks up just enough pace, to suit “Low-Rider” demands or a “Diggin’ Deeper” conversation stopper. Top-drawer tune..

ON BOTH SIDES! and already treasured resident of only the very top DJ’s boxes, , Soul Sam Mick H. etc.

This copy does have some surface marks but plays as you can hear, clean & clear.

 

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The winning bid was £ 1,055.00

Miss Lavell

Everybody's Got Somebody / The Best Part Of Me

Rare British Demo of a highly rated “Duke” recording, sees the Queen Of Houston Soul release her one and only British 45 offering two sides the encapsulate her extreme talent for not only her powerful voice but also for her writing prowess as she performs two Soulful sessions with Deadric Malone, Gil Caple & Wilmer Shakesnider and performing that she wrote herself.

British 45 aficionados will confirm Vocalion is a lusted after label, an arm of UK Decca that concentrated on USA recording particularly R&B and Soul. With a license for Duke/Peacock they release some inspired choices. Bobby Bland, Al TNT Braggs Buddy Ace, Bud Harper etc. But only one Miss Lavell, even though this she was the leading-lady of Duke.

So what better way to own this rare disc, than an attractive 1965 DEMO in fine clean condition.

Click the soundfile, you will be hoping to perhaps catch her on a European tour, by all accounts she tears the house down with her potent-pipes.

Top side a strong Northern Soul dancer, dripping with all the qualities we expect from a Duke recording. Flip it over for a lost-jewel of Soul. A beautiful stroller featuring muted-trumpets to accompany her consummate voice.

Two great sides, one very rare disc

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The winning bid was £ 67.00

Reggie Saddler Combo

Hear My Song

A relentless honkin’-horn dancer, featuring tight vocal-group harmonies, beautifully timed key changes for the dancers a top drawer Carolina Northern Soul rarity, giving up everything the dancefloor can get their teeth into, including a squealing trumpet break, an uncompromising bridge, elevating the song to yet another level.

Reggie Saddler and team did for many years sit at the pinnacle of North Carolina neighborhood Soul, before in the early 70s, their extreme talent took them further North, coming under the guidance of such East Coast producers as Richie Rome & Bob “Glories” Yorey where they crafted some mighty fine NS Crossover.

An highly regarded outfit who’s every 45 is coveted. This local “Panther” release being their rarest, rawest offering to Northern Soul.

Click the soundfile, and prepare yourself for a quality NS Roller-Coaster ride, for the accomplished dancers to strut their stuff to…

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The winning bid was £ 323.00

Mighty Lovers

Mighty Lover

If the record-sickness has got you so bad, that the sight of the raised “ARCHER” quickens your pulse? Join the club, I just adore first presses, yellow labels and in-your-face matrix stamps in the deadwax.

The predecessor to the Wylie / Hester Northern Soul 1968 anthem “Cool Off” this full vocal original, is superior by quite some way, showcasing vocal-group understanding of harmonies at it’s most acute..

Glorious vocals glide from one peak to the next with the “bass-man’s” interventions adding brilliance to an already brilliant recording; another 45 rubber-stamping the pairing of Richard Popcorn Wylie and Anthony Hester as one of the ultimate creative partnerships, which sadly came to an abrupt end with Hester’s passing at tender age of 34.

Listen and reflect on those magnificent Detroit Soul voices, and the couple of geniuses that just kept on adding to an addiction for superior Soul Music, with their spectacular music..

but not forgetting ownership of another rare “Yellow Label” and a big fat matrix stamp…ain’t never gonna help you kick the habit..

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The winning bid was £ 332.00

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Good Lovin' Ain't Easy To Come By

The darlings of Tamla Motown, the photogenic coupling that brought another dimension to place duets in the word of “hits”. These guys could do no wrong, every song now considered a timeless classic, the amalgamation of this pairings looks & vocals gave Motown their most effective partnership.

Here is one of this dynamic-deuces very best sessions, 100% guided by Nick Ashford & Valerie Simpson, they give us those unforgettable lyrics, from those iconic but now sadly passed voices.

So it you like classic Motown in its rarest form, in the finest condition possible. Here is Marvin & Tammi captured on an immaculate 1969 DEMO that you’ll never have to upgrade…

A record almost as attractive as the singers..

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Little Dooley

You Twine So Fine / Look Over Your Shoulder

In Loving Memory of Mick Howard who very sadly passed away this week. All round great guy and standout DJ, will b greatly missed by all who knew him

Seriously RARE 1966 New York collaboration brings together Chicago influenced saxophonist/writer/producer the prolific Eddie Silvers, with future KoKo Records owner Johnny Baylor.

On this earlier street-level recording Johnny Baylor displays the talent that progressed through to running one of Soul’s most prolific labels through 1968 to the early 70’s. Koko provided the Soul fan with many standout recordings.

Potent Northern Soul dancer that has just started to reappear on Northern Soul playlists after a period turntable hibernation that its extreme rarity was bound to trigger, as few DJ’s can boast this killer in their “box”

Hats off to Mick Howard for reactivating a slab of real-deal Northern Soul, with the bonus of “Over Looked” Big City slice of Beat Ballad Heaven that I personally love just as much.

Truly hard to acquire and dripping with huge potential for the “Bigger Ticket”. Two great sides that will win the Northern Soul dancers hearts, no matter which side you drop the needle on.

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The winning bid was £ 596.00

Tina And The Mexicans

Just Hang On

We acknowledge that once you’ve been foraging for British made Soul 45’s all your adult live it becomes increasingly difficult, almost impossible to find some you don’t already own; in that condition standard you set yourself decades ago.

Well here’s a very rare 1967 “Northern Soul styled” dancer that just never pops up. We doubt many already own it or indeed have heard it; it’s a B-side of 60’s recording originating in Ireland. With the gorgeous blonde Tina backed by 7 energetic Irish “Mexicans” who gather quite a reputation on the “Show Band” circuit of the 60s.

So how strange the flip side ticks all the requirements for the Northern Soul dancefloor. Dana Valery, Joanie Sommers, Tammy St. John style Northern Soul with strong male vocal-group chorus, enriching the arrangement. Squealing Trumpets, rattling drums, honkin’ horns.. and that abrupt ending, make this one standout British rarity..you will fall in love with.

Click the sound-file and prepare to be surprised at the quality of this tune that has escaped the notice of many for 50 years!

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The winning bid was £ 66.00

James Lately

Love Friends & Money / Tears Are Falling From My Eyes

It matters not which side you drop the stylus on this Detroit “Killer” what matters is this is one of Northern Soul’s most-wanted and opportunities to own a copy are so seldom, you cannot afford to miss the beyond-rare window of opportunity when it presents itself..

Neighborhood Detroit don’t get no more emotionasly moving than this..

more later..

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The Capitols

Dance The Cool Jerk

very RARE 1966 British in immaculate condition.

Uk Polydor changing the Capitols name to the “Three Caps” to avoid confusion with the beginning to be established “Lee Grant and the Capitols” “Butch Moore And The Capitols” Decca.

Condition of this so seldom encountered platter could NOT be finer..it’s spanker of the like we shall never meet again.

a 67 on the back cover it’s unbelievably it’s only pimple on the face of Pop-Arrt excellence!!

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Roy Smith

Very Strong On You / It Happens To The Best Of Us

THE UNSOLVED MYSTERY OF DELPHI

Before is the RARE original version of the Cortez Greer song on Violet, that was craftily counterfeited; not on the back of demand, but on the back of being such a great find, perfect Northern Soul that was sure to take off BIG.

The bootlegger never achieved his expectations as the “fake” was spotted early on in it’s NS turntable life, and the original Cortez Greer 45 never became the Northern Soul monster it promised to be.

That was all before may were aware of the original take on that mysterious, highly collectable Albany, Georgia answer to “Shrine”, Delphi is a label that has always held great interest to me. I have found a few 45s over the years from Roy Smith’s venture, all of them good, all of them rare and intriguing. Even more enthralling as the release numbers suggest as many as 19 or more Delphi 45s. I’ve only ever seen 9, leaving fully 10 numbers begging for a Northern Soul enigma to be solved.

This is # 008 and ridiculously rare 45, showcasing Roy Smith’s rich vocal making a mockery the premise of inferior “blue-eyed” vocals. This guy can sing, he can write, he can produced and has given Northern Soul so many titles “I Got The Fever” being his best loved.

The recording was picked up by Liberty and released on #55975 but on Delphi real label and Northern Soul collectors know very few over the decades have come to market.

Delphi, you’ve been in my head for 40 year, since I found a copy of The Prophet - Talk Don’t Bother Me - # 007 in 1976 what else in your catalog is there to discover?

Two great sides from an highly talented man, who like so many others, has sadly only received recognition from the Northern Soul Scene.

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The winning bid was £ 221.00

Fantastic Four

( I'm Gonna ) Live Up To What She Thinks

You don’t have spend your kids inheritance on vinyl, in the quest to elevate your collection and turntable time into a memorable compilation. This crowd-pleaser ticks both those desires in one hit.

Vinyl & Label perfect on a Ric Tic White DEMO is one thing, but what George Clinton achieves shortly before changing direction into ground-breaking Funk, is truly phenomenal Detroit vocal-group Northern Soul, that will hook you for life on the very first listen. IMHO one of the greatest recordings ever to emerge from the Motor City, intricate vocal arrangements seamlessly knit together into an inviting quintessential Ric Tic production benefiting from a exquisitely executed Mike Terry arrangement.

Drips with class, shimmering with flawless collectability and the crowd LOVE IT!!!

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Romance Watson

Where Does That Leave Me

The highly desirable, rarely seen Black issue of New York Beat Ballad Heaven from the desk Van McCoy and Henry Jerome.

Oh the power, I’d actually forgotten just how good this mighty production was.

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Skull Snaps

My Hang Up Is You / It's A New Day

RARE 1973 UK press is the just as rare British GSF sleeve.. what a vinyl-vista of real beauty that makes.

Top side was a strong Northern Soul 70’s play, that now is on the comeback trail just as availability has evaporated..and don’t it sound so damn good today.. George Kerr trickery and the cultured experience of The Diplomats deliver, what is “unique” style Northern Soul that takes you off the “same old-same old” tedium and sits you right in the middle of NS Oldies euphoria..

But it’s the flipside “It’s A New Day” that triggering just as much demand, as Funky Soul is flavour of the time no matter what venue you attend..

Two very wanted tunes, together in it’s rarest shirt & jacket.. looking gorgeous and sounding totally terrific…

Condition is a smidgen off Mint minus through out..

Current bid: £ 10.00

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Bell Boys

I Don't Want To Lose You / Woman In Love

A truly spanking copy of a Northern Soul timeless classic that has so much more to offer than memories…you only have to flip it over to witness a record that left Keb Darge crowing “all you dicks have been playing the wrong side for years”. We of course could never tell the man he was right but “Woman In Love” opens the doors for an inspired drop, as that side is the gatherings own creation, as producer Paul Sferro pull no punches and takes no prisoners on the Northern Soul batteringram.

First, travel back to the halcyon days of Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier, Yate etc and hear the Bell Boys rework the Jackie Wilson song, and inject even more stamina into it… forging an instant Northern Soul success story as the guys inject even more vitality into an already great song.

Then that time to digest what we all missed whilst lapping up the “obvious” danceflloor prowess of the A-side.. as Keb quite rightly pointed out to me as he slapped my ear after I inquire on it’s purchase, if he was playing “oldies”?

“Stupid Boy” …”“all you dicks have been playing the wrong side..ffs” that snarling Scottish gruff accent deterred me from making a reply…

A listing for those seeking perfection whilst gathering Northern Soul’s anthems… But also a fabulous capture for those of you who are finding real-deal Northern Soul “underplayed” gems hard to come by..

This 45 ticks every single box… including clipping your friends ear when they ask stupid questions about it..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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The Grey Imprint

Do You Get The Message / The Other Side

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL

Without doubt one the the biggest tunes on the Northern Soul scene at the moment as the Top European DJ’s agree it has to be part of their rare-sets, as “Grey Imprint’s” qualities trigger that elusive instant dancefloor euphoria and you’re turntable time is up and running..

Few records actually guarantee ecstatic crowd response but this potent honkin’ horn intro, and the rasping vocal have placed this 45 right at the summit of the current dancefloor dash candidates.

This is real-deal NS delivered by the blend of hard-line horns and a lead vocal displaying that always attractive trait of a battle weary, nicotine & whiskey worn tonsils overworked with enthusiasm and a terrace of horns, battling each other, to who pull of the most outrageous notes (we think the trumpet at the finale, wins that game by a whisker)

May we repeat.. THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at it’s most motivating!

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Jack Montgomery

Don't Turn Your Back On Me / Never In A Million Years

Today’s question is: “If Northern Soul ever existed”

Let’s consider for a moment, that there was never ever a British Northern Soul scene, it never existed and the whole Soul Dance scene was based on the major company new releases…

Shudder the thought, and give praise… so we don’t have to ponder the unthinkable, of what would have become to masterclass Soul Music or indeed the legacy of singers like Marvin Tyrone Jones (Jack Montgomery) who’s richly crooned vocal has pleased millions of ears over the decades, whilst selling virtually zero in their homeland, solely because of the Northern Soul scene

Before you today is the very reason the Northern Soul scene is so vibrant and every year springs from strength to strength whilst records of this calibre are being played by DJ’s fortunate enough to own a copy.

This is Detroit 60’s Soul at it utmost classiest, a recording nobody has ever grown tired of hearing and showcasing everything that sets the Northern Soul scene apart…shunning commercial Soul from the very genesis of All-Night-Clubs. Scouring the world for undiscovered monumental Soul treasures that originally passed for the last 50 years..

and today this recording is still causing dancefloor congestion wherever it is played, like all truly remarkable 45s, Jack Montgomery is held so very dear in the hearts all Rare Soul fans…

What if their was no Northern Soul Scene, ever! To lose voices of this power of presence like Jack Montgomery would be have been more than a crime..

when your breath returns flip it over for a Detroit conceived Fred Bridges instrumental that is also jamming up a quick way to the dancefloor…

How would these geniuses of Soul Music have been remembered Jack Montgomery, Don Mancha, Fred Bridges, Bobby Eaton, Richard Knight etc etc if it wasn’t for Northern Soul… let us wonder..?

Listen to this masterpiece, even though it does reveal light surface marks to the eye, to the ear this virgin to the Northern Soul circuit plays crystal clear…

Both labels are flawless..

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Holly St. James

That's Not Love

A perfect copy of the biggest Northern Soul dance floor filler for the last 40 years. A New York teenage girl who unknowingly crafted an all-time classic, that would endure fully 4 decades of turntable tantalizing, triggering a worldwide search to find a copy, which proved decidedly daunting for all vinyl-hunters, no matter which century you were digging through.

Today in 2017 to have an opportunity to acquire a flawless copy in a birth-sleeve is a RARE event, not only is it an elusive 45, but made even rarer by the fact few collectors or DJ’s are willing to part with explosive dancefloor crammers.

Even though it now seems an age since I first heard it at Cleethorpes Pier, that potently unique kettle-drum-roll intro still has the presence of power to trigger a cocktail of goose-bumps, spine-tingling and neck-hair erecting involuntary emotions..

The mixed of naive young girl vocals gliding on a wave of a full orchestra is one of the most-inspiring moments of Northern Soul..

but if you’re a serious collector of the NS classics; the mirror-like sight of the vinyl as it slides from it’s birth-sleeve as you eagerly open your registered packet, will probably inspire you at your front door, even more than the cauldron of emotion fired every Saturday at Cleethorpes Pier or Wigan Casino as the intro rumbles in.

“As good as condition gets” whilst hunting down the timeless classics! 

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Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

BEYOND RARE!

1973 BRITISH press - yes BRITISH press

Anyone reading this who has spent the last 45 years digging through vinyl in the UK was like me beginnng to think NO album can be this rare, and questioning whether this New York Funker was actually issue on these shores, like the # 4 45 press remain totally unobtainable.

This is NO reissue, this is the 1973 real-deal release that sold NOTHING!
Machine stamped matrix and vinyl that that flows from one track to another, skillfully showcasing Joe Quarterman’s extreme musical talents, seamlessly covering “Black Oppression” “Dance Funk” and “Soul”

Check out the soundfile lifted from this exceptional album and gaze most probably up the cover & labels of the mythical 1973 BRITISH press… in flawless condition.

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Andrea Henry

I Need You Like A Baby / The Grass Is Greener

Ja Neen Henry under the wing of one of Detroit most creative producers, Herman Griffin. Who crafts the very essence of 1968 Detroit with a goose-bump inducing full orchestra support for this lady’s decidedly delicious voice gliding over a subtle horn, string and piano surround. With a the compulsory Motor City male and female vocal group enriching the chorus.. then a masterstroke from Herman as he adds a purring single male vocal to answer Ms Henry’s needs.

It all adds up to utter brilliance as this sultry Northern Soul stepper can’t help but creep under your skin.. and into your heart.

Not forgetting the equally good flipside that has never received the turntable action it has so deserved; so check out the flip “The Grass Is Always Greener” after your shivering spine has subsided..

Two for the price of one with this immaculate, flawless PROMO

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Ike & Tina Turner

Strange

So rare! So Good! that two decades ago when we sold this Grail for an unheard of sum, it caused mutterings of Ike & Tina 45 can’t be rare. 20 years later not such murmurs are heard, as this 45 is now firmly establish as the dynamic duo’s rarest of best Northern Soul 45 by quite some way.

In fact it is the first time we have had a mint minus copy, since those days of convincing a top DJ this 45 will tear the place up, and no other DJ will have it! He took our advice and the rest is history! With the likes of Ted Massey in ownership this 45 is getting more and more in-demand.

Now consider as the ultimate drop, in the quest for dancefloor mayhem. Explosive in so many ways, as this pairs vocals are at last matched with a production that isn’t engulfed by Tina & Ike monumental singing.

Utterly unforgiving Northern Soul, that drives with the power to drive you to the precipice of dance-endurance..!

This dog-rare 45 is flawless, may we repeat MINT minus!!!

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Jimmy Ruffin

I've Gotta Let You Go / Since I Lost You - Edited To 1:29 Secs

BOOM!!!!

One of the greatest ever Northern Soul unreleased Motown recordings, presented here as the authentic Jobete Music 7” acetate.

From the collection of a long term dedicated Motown collector. We never thought this would be let go, by anyone.

It is after all one of the most fantastic Northern Soul dance recordings ever made, shelved and later released by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas. Although Martha’s take is fabulous, this the original take of just out-of-this-world.

Click the soundfile, and dance wherever you are standing Motown or Northern Soul does not get any more inspiring or RARER than this!

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Barbara Kay

That's What Angels Are For

Brit Girl with an under the radar Big Production girl delight

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Larry Williams & Johnny Watson

A Quitter Never Wins / Mercy, Mercy, Mercy

Continuing our British release, timeless classic listings in standout condition.

This week again teleports me back to my enthusiastic days of embarrassing ignorance whilst relentlessly digging for Soul 45’s around Leicester. Circa Autumn 1969 I’d just heard of a new record shop opened on the Narborough Road, discouragingly named “Elvis Presley Fan Club”. I couldn’t get there quick enough…for a new dig.

It was a fair distance from my Aylestone Road training workshop, but I ran there in my lunch break anyway. I’d spent the morning painting steam heating pipes grey and listening to Radio One’s insistence on playing the Archies - Sugar, Sugar - on the hour every hour, made doubly worse by a choir of “testicles fully attached” 16 year old Leicester apprentice gas fitter divvies singing the “Sugar, Sugar” chorus at the tops of their voices…

Oh to get out in the fresh air at lunchtime, nice day for a run. I got to Narborough Road completely out of breath, only to find the vinyl-cache was at the other end of quite a lengthy road. By the time I got there I only had 15 minutes to look at what seemed to me at the time a mountain of 45s. He must have had at least 1000 records… I’d never seen so many before.

First box I found nowt, same with the second box and I was getting frustrated with seeing black RCA’s of “The King”.

I had to find something - I’d be quizzed by my piss-taking apprentice mates upon my return. Then staring at me was this Columbia label with the text “SOUL SUPPLY”. Sounds interesting! The title “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” evoked visions of a Sam & Dave style winner and the artists’ names kinda sound familiar..so I took a chance.

Got back to the college, had the piss taken out of me the rest of the day for running so far for one record, and I couldn’t even tell “The Divvies” anything about it… let alone how it went, as one smart-arse asked “How’s it go Manny? Sing it to us!”

In retaliation I said it’s got to be “Soul” it says so on the label “Soul Supply” and it will sound perfect because it also states on the label it’s an “Okeh” recording… I did think, “What a strange way to spell O.K.”

Just when you’re sure you’re a teenage record expert, something new to learn popped up daily. 47 years later it still happens today and every day.. the never ending quest to find an antidote to recordings like “Sugar Sugar” “Lily The Pink” “Boom Bang A Bang” in 1969 and we’re still relentlessly diggin’ today in the fight against banal music ..

PS When I got home and played it I thought WOW! I love that! “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy” played it 10 times in a row like I always did, in my bedroom partly to learn the words, and partly to annoy my Dad…

Then I flipped it over…within seconds that pounding dance intro, and those elastic vocals rebounding off each other…the “Northern Soul barbed hooks sank in…” I was never to wiggle free from a life of Soul vinyl

” A Winner Never Quits - A Quitter Never Wins”

How true…

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Soul Injection

Stay Off The Moon / Girl Full Of Charm

Very Rare small Northern California release, a creation saturated in superior-silky vocals as Arthur Smith seamlessly kneads together delicious harmonies over a Hammond prompted rhythm.

Soaring doo-wahs coat the session, as they answer the rich lead-voice asking, in such a typically California way “Get Off The Moon”. Punctuated with some highly-inventive breaks resulting in Northern Soul Crossover at it’s sumptuous best and of course it’s rarest.

Our first copy since October 2003, that copy caused more than a ripple, as several DJ’s left their contacts details for when the next copy turned up.. We always knew it would be a seriously rare 45, you only have to flip it over to hear “Low-Rider Heaven” as the rap intro prepares you for an icy-falsetto cutting the air as his teammates soften his searing edge..

Sweet Soul don’t get no better, Crossover side speaks for itself, classy in the extreme perfect for today’s thirst for top-drawer mid-tempo NS strollers..

But the Sweet Soul side is completely OFF-THE-SCALE in both rarity and quality..

“Dreamers” Do no pass by or be so ludicrous as to leave your phone number for when we get another copy… 

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S. O. U. L.

Soul Part 1 & 2

Infuriatingly RARE Funker by one of the East Coast innovators of the sound.

A Jazzy-Funker with a huge cult following and a deserved reputation for being and “impossible” to find disc, offer a vocal a-side with a solid message, and an instrumental flip that has been deconstructed and reworked into a fabulous “Flute” driven dancer.

No wonder this addictive double offering has sat high on the wish-lists of all into the Jazzier side of Funk for what seems decades, and at last we have the pleasure of opening the window of DJ opportunity for those who have yearn ownership for so long..

a 45 that surfaces so seldom it is not a disc the serious collectors should pause over, we do not expect any “Shall I or shall I not..” deliberation…certainly not after it’s addictive power enters your brain..

LOVE IT!! both sides…

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Kim Weston

Your Mother Called On Me Today

Only occasionally do I hear a record that demands you drop everything your doing and give an artist you complete and utter attention.

This unique acetate already had my pulse quickening, the stepping “unknown” always does…with no artist credit on the label I wasn’t quite sure what to expect..

WOW I wasn’t disappoint as Kim’s isolated vocal sends tingles down my back as Motown’s Angel demonstrates why many consider her effortless pitching as Motown’s most-accomplish Sister vocalist.

Not a single note is played on the intro to distract from her exquisite execution of the lyrics, discouraging this young girl from dating her son…

You can feel her teenage pain on ever word as she utters, so delicately delivers.. The is a Motown balladeer right at the top of her game, and at this very Motown a better Motown Deep Soul ballad does not spring to mind, as I’m cloaked in a Soulful excellence…

Got play it again, again and again..Ms Weston has me completely enthralled..by her voice, her backing singers serve up unmistakably Motown harmony choruses, whilst a considerate keyboard avoids intruding on those heavenly voices..

MOTOWN Real Soul at is most inspiring..

Perhaps, far too Soulful for release by Motown as vinyl,

Before you today is an authentic Jobette acetate and the ONLY way to own this session in it’s original form…. Motown SOUL!!

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Ralph Johnson

Have Your Fun Vocal / Instrumental

Fabulous crossover version of the Topics Holy Grail.

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Frankie Alexander

No Seat Dancing

A personally dedicated copy of this translucent Memphis mover.. delicately superb mix of horns, girls and skilled synth, which Frankie’s pleading vocal style suits completely.

Two Tennessee Soul greats join hands in the studio, to craft an 80’s delight.. ex-Bar-Kay and Otis Redding air crash survivor pulls in the rhythms and horns whilst neighbor from Nashville calls upon his vast studio experience to arrange this impressive Rare Soul Dancer. Currently in the play-box of a few A-list DJ’s Pat Bleasdale, Soul Sam etc doing the business in particular.

Apart from the unique “personal dedication” on the label the was obviously played by “Girlfriend” Doris, the vinyl surface is visual vg+ plays as you can hear, crisp clean & true…

Rare disc, currently owned by a few privileged NS jocks…

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Jimmy Ricks

Oh What A Feeling

The man with the “Liver-quivering” boom, serves up “Beat Ballad Heaven” and then some..

If you can avert your eyes from that exquisite label design for just a second or two; click the soundfile to be taken over by the warmest, coolest vocal to ever grace a Northern Soul turntable. The former major component for The Ravens vocal group, flexes his muscular singing prowess on a typically “Titus Turner” slow drag oozing a richness that very few other recordings can give.

Listen, submerge yourself into a unique style that will have you captivated.. so much in fact I could not resist recording the flipside, as Jimmy deconstructs a Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein’s standard, giving it another aspect and us another listen to an incomparable artist…

Two killer tunes… on one utterly irresistible label…pressed into that durable New York vinyl.

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Wombat

I'm Gettin' On Life

ORIGINAL and it’s a Manship Mint!! first press, so darn hard to acquire especially in this unsurpassable condition.

Let’s pop back to my personal experience of “Wombat” as a Northern Soul 45 that entered my life like a Juggernaut loaded with house bricks crashing into my granny’s front room one school holiday morning whilst “Housewife’s Choice” was merrily playing Perry Como “Magic Moments”

Back to 1972 and the Catacombs, were have a quick oldies spot of 15 minutes playing just a single minute of each song, without pause and with no DJ introduction…that low ceiling shuddered, the condensation dripped like an Asian shower and the place went MAD!!

Bobby Hebb’s – Love, Love, Love followed by Frankie Valli – You’re Ready Now then Rufus Lumley I’m Standing … 15 solid oldies ratcheted the place up into fever pitch… I have no idea who the DJ was but he had the place kickin’ …he then pulled off a stroke of genius.. just as we were expecting Johnny Wyatt’s _ This Thing Called Love .. without warning a totally new sound with a rattling drum intro, a thrumming Bass guitar rhythm broke the steaming atmosphere.. a strange echoing vocal pierced the air.. then magnificent change of pace and wailing horns joined in.. then back to that intro, more horns..

the guy next to me shouted “What The Fuck is this??

Not a single dancer stopped dancing.. THIS WAS NORTHERN SOUL!!

At it’s most electric I’ve never witnessed that inventive way to introduce a new tune and keep the club adrenaline pumping, he followed it with Ben Aiken - Sat-is-fied …

Some Northern Soul “Magic Moments” just stick with you forever, the very best of times, the very best of DJing techniques lifted that string of records into a state euphoria I never witnessed since….

Smart DJing… here’s a smart immaculate previously unplayed 100% authentic original.. 

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Little Hank

Mister Bang Bang Man

The Rare almost mythical 1966 STOCK copy of a Twisted Wheel favourite, that over the years has been the subject of some very inaccurate conversation..

It was alleged at one stage, that the STOCK copy is so impossibly rare because it was hurriedly withdrawn, to champion the launch the new UK Monument label.

Unfortunately that theory is over 3 years out of date..as it took that long for Monument UK to be born. The other theory was “Mister Bang Bang Man” was too risque for the British public.. but it was only 3 years later when Lulu gyrated to “Boom Bang A Bang” was representing the “prude” British in the Eurovision.

More likely as Decca, who were notorious for deleting 45’s after a very small window of no sales, that it simply got missed by everyone before the “Wheel” DJ’s turned it into the country’s most-wanted club-tune. Leaving everyone exasperated that Decca had deleted such an in-demand tune…so quickly..

Whatever the reason, it became over the years, a legendary British Northern Soul dance classic to find.. So very much more challenging to acquire than the DEMO and a beautiful vista fir the Old-School..

This example is a fine clean play perfect copy, a few mild surface blemishes a strong Ex + vinyl & labels

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Bobby Bland

Two Steps From The Blues

Well friends, I’ve achieved the impossible and traveled back in time to 1960..anything you’d like me to get you whilst I’m here in London 1960.

I didn’t believe it at first, thought I was dreaming but when I go home and still had this inconceivably RARE album in SHOP FRESH Condition. I knew I had to have had rode on a Time Machine because it would be impossible to find one otherwise..

So what would you like me to get for you whilst I’m walking around The Smoke spring 1960, Soul hasn’t take off yet, but Decca’s forward thinking Vogue off-shoot has took an interest in American Black music and released an album from a Texan unknown to these shores.. he looks so cool on the steps of Duke/Peacock I ask for a listen in the listening booth.. such a revolutionary idea, to listen before you buy.

Wow I’ve never heard anything like this guy, his gnarled voice sent shivers through me… Wow I need to buy this… wonder what else he’s released.. well NOTHING so I just bought this Bobby Blue Bland album his very first to hit the UK..

This Machine could be useful.. I’ll have to try for any year..

Lemme know guys what you need from 1960 I’ll gladly bring ya something back…

I know you think I’m losing it completely, going senile, imagining it all… the man’s mad!!

But if you could witness like I have the eye-popping perfection of this album…you’d wanna know every detail of my spring 1960 night out in Soho..

An impossible album, in “Time Travel” condition!

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Brenda Holloway

Tell Me Your Story

For Motown Madness this week we have California Angel Brenda Holloway with a unique 10” Jobette acetate delivering Northern Soul!

Motown’s two Roberts again craft Motown with a difference with a horn crammed mid-tempo giving Brenda an early chance showcase her impressive vocal range as brass resounds all around her.

After the unusual intro, it snaps straight in Motown with Brenda’s word closely monitored by a shrill girl gathering. The combination of Brenda’s reassuringly flawless vocal, supported by the imperative Motown girl-congregation fires the Motown-Sound as good as we’ve selfishly come to expect.. but the ingredient of “The Roberts” Staunton & Walker, like they did with The Hit Pack “Never Say No To Your Baby” …added in an anti-Motown edge to the session with brass riffs hinting and attitude and defiance..

Maybe they wanted Brenda to perform with a little more “sugar” because the committee rejected it for release completely, whilst years later becomes a Northern Soul beast of a tune…

Here is the March 127th 1965 ORIGINAL 10” acetate we “reject” and “recoat” written on the label by the powers in the office of Motown…

Killer Northern Soul has always slipped by decision makers no matter what the label..

The chance to own “unique” .. do not pass by

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Buck And The Sixteenth Movement

Fool, Fool / Trust Me This Night (1st Mix)

Beyond Rare Sweet Soul, before Raymond Buckner broke through on the “Playboy” label, he promo’d with “Trust Me This Night” backing it up with “Fool, Fool” a delicious Soulful Stepper of the very highest calibre, heavly inspired by fellow Chicagoan group “The Impressions”

As quality Sweet Soul, Low-Rider, the Chill-out tune, features stronger in DJ set it is becoming one of the most collectable genre in the spectrum of “Rare-Soul”.. and it’s a worldwide thing, everybody is chasing these real top-drawer recordings…

Raymond Buckner from this demo session went to a contract with Playboy, to re-record “Trust Me This Night” and to choose a different flipside entirely for the Playboy release..

Leaving this single the only way to own “Fool,. Fool” and indeed the first mix of “Trust Me This Night”. Two highly polished Soulful Steppers and dead-right for today, no matter what corner the Soul globe you operate in.

Love BOTH sides.. top-drawer vocal group indie Soul from Chicago..

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Charles Allen Music

We Got Love

For those of you who seek the rare street level birth of great dance tunes, that are invariably seen on their larger label releases..

Here is the very first label, Miami, Florida street level press of a recording that is being chased hard on it’s release.

A seen-life, whiskey-worn, nicotine coated beseeching vocal sweeps you away aided by a trumpets, male vocal-group

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Briant Holland

(where's The Joy?) In Nature Boy / Shock

The beginnings of a Soul genius adding his shovel of cement into the footings of Hitsville…

an 18 year old Brian Holland leads this Joe Howard composition with an attitude driven vocal featuring some exquisite Blues guitar riffs and rich vocal group harmonies. Those slick male group choruses thicken the session and the guitar hook creeps under your skin, culminating in a fine solo break..

Brian Holland displayed enough vocal prowess on this session, to get noticed by the brother writing team of the flipside “Shock” - Berry & Robert Gordy, who also demonstrated their writing gifts on a wailing Blues screamer..again enriched by a soothing vocal group presence…

So the dawning of Motown was taking shape, Briant Holland formed a lasting and and highly successful writing/producing relation with Robert Bateman and the “BrainBert” would start to appear on so many Motown recordings..

This disc was also issued as a 10” 78rpm but as the 45 it is a crucial part of the Motown historical jigsaw and insanely difficult to acquire…

Note we do no expect to see another anytime soon, this only the second time in my life I’ve had the pleasure of it’s company..

Condition of labels and vinyl is a strong clean ex and plays beautifully…

So go listen to Motown in the womb..

 

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Sue Lynne

Don't Pity Me

Still as popular as ever, like Timi Yuro NO USA release as a 45 and demand for ownership and DJ play is huge!!

Proper all-nighter tune, the whoo-hoo-hoo choruses and Ms. Lynne’s shrill vocal, bouncing of blaring trumpets is the an addictive uplifting cocktail of sound..

floor-filling, room-igniting drop, from the desk of the highly talented Chris Andrews who never fails but to serve up exciting lyrics peppering full orchestra arrangements..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL

This copy has a few mild surface blemishes but plays, as you can hear totally crystal clean.. both labels are unblemished, housed in original RCA cover..

Ownership awaits…

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Howard Tate

You're Lookin' Good / Half A Man

First first, his rarest, his best!

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James Carr

A Man Needs A Woman

This is universally heralded as one of the most important 60’s Soul albums ever made..to touch it, see it as a 1968 Radio Station WHITE DEMO is very special experience..for it to reside in your record room, is another level of soulful-satisfaction..

James Carr the purist Soul Singer of them all, who never achieved, not nearly as much as his extreme talent warranted. His Bipolar episodes restricted his longed for live performances to a trickle. His recording sessions, likewise sadly impeded, depriving the Soul fan of his unrivaled consummate ease of delivering tortured despair.

Listening to this album as I type, makes you realize this gifted Memphian was unique in his effortless portrayal of pain. The master of the Deep Soul sound, surely tracks like Dan Penn & Spooner Oldham’s “Dark End Of The Street” will be held up as the shining example of Real-Soul at it’s very best..for decades to come.

…having said that, EVERY track on the beautiful promo, has the power to change your mood, your day, as you can’t help reflecting on your own problems, are not problems at all.. James Carr had that capability.. because he himself was a wounded-man, that comes through on ever syllable he mouths.. it would be challenging to find a more poignant 2 minutes than listening to “Life Turned Her That Way”

There is no better SOUL album on Planet Earth… owning it as a PROMO is exceptional collecting..

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