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Jay And The Americans

Livin' Above Your Head

Flawless British Red & White DEMO’s of Northern Soul classics - is there a better vinyl investment?

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Dena Barnes

If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life / Who Am I

Embellishments from us

NOT REQUIRED

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The winning bid was £ 602.00

Terrible Tom

We Were Made For Each Other / Loving Cup

For years and years this Wigan Casino anthem wa thought to be Promo Only.

Before you today is the still after 40 years of searching, the seldom seen STOCK copy in fine clean condition.

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The winning bid was £ 208.00

Major Lance

Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um - Autographed

The seldom seen 5 track UK EP complete with laminated cover - and a Major Lance Autographed back cover

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The winning bid was £ 131.00

Hy-tones

You Don't Even Know My Name

Silly Rare !

Smooth as silk, seamless Robert Holmes session. A man who has contributed more than most to the rare Northern Soul scene from his Nashville base; with countless 45’s bearing his credits, a name that virtually guarantees quality on so many different 60’s labels. Robert Holmes must be regarded as one of Northern Soul great producers.

With this vocal-group harmony example, being his most-wanted. Blessed with that essential “Glide” for easy-peazy Northern Soul dance, to immerse yourself in. Always a crowd pleaser, but certainly not a collectors pleaser as this an annoying elusive rarity to find.. so elusive it’s been a FULL 15 years since we last sold it..

I was astonished with that fact, but over the years we have seen less Bell examples than the “Southern Artists”.

We have no hesitation today in nominating this Bell 45 into the Northern Soul “Rarest OF THE RARE” category.

Vinyl has a few mild blemishes but as you can hear, none affect play.

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The winning bid was £ 1,892.00

Norman Johnson & The Showmen

Take It Baby / In Paradise

This has lived in the shadows of the now “played out” “Our Love will Grow” for far too long.

Click the soundfile to reveal two tunes ever note as good, as his over-exposure other British release..

Boy this ma was good, and boy this label is gorgeous!

Condition is flawless

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The winning bid was £ 261.00

Case Of Tyme

Manifesto

This 100% original first press - green label BLACK text - styrene press - # 1001

In perfect condition.. very seldom comes to market

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The winning bid was £ 196.00

Explosive Dynamiks

Whole Lotta Loving / I Need You

The now iconic Lexington Kentucky private enterprise, that gave the world’s more investigatory vinyl collectors, a plethora of goodies to hunt for decades down the line..

Here’s the real-rare-one the Northern Soul guys have been digging for most of their lives!

Wild, full throttle Northern Soul that seldom comes to market. Vinyl has a few light marks but as you can here this snarling beast plays loud and clean.

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The winning bid was £ 299.00

Ricky Allen

Cut You Lose / Soul Street

I recently heard Colin Law drop the needle on this Juggernaut. It TOOK THE ROOF OFF THE PLACE.. ! Unstoppable, stampeding slab of real-deal Northern Soul from the Chicago neighborhood.

Mel London takes another look at his 1963 writing & production on AGE 29118 and thinks this baby, if perfect for a revamp, rewiring and reconstruction of what was already a rebellious ingot of R&B.

Mel 3 years later, goes on an improvement mission, and what a result he & assistant Jack Spratt achieves. As they employ big brass artillery and chichi squealing ladies to construct what is without question one of the most-powerful Chicago dance tunes ever made..

Mr. Law what a great drop and I was looking for a copy ever since.. fortunately mine is now at the front of my DJ box, and ain’t going anywhere. Records of this calibre just don’t turn up every day..

Strap yourself in - then click the soundfile!!

WHOOOSH !!!

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The winning bid was £ 597.00

Valentinos

Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together

A perennial Northern Soul, dancefloor-dash-detonator for maybe 4 decades, with no sign of it wilting. As we see the NS Jocks now spinning BOTH sides in turn.

Here is a most fabulous condition copy… flawless in company sleeve. Not easy to find in pristine state..

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The winning bid was £ 246.00

Gaytones

Soul Makossa Parts1 & 2

One of the very rarest releases on this, Britain’s best-loved late 60s label.

Offering up, not only Jamaica FUNK as its most convincing but also that bottom left of the label highly coveted “A” denoting this 45 is the rare 1972 DEMO

Click the soundfile to release an profoundly-accomplished version of the Manu Dibango Funk-classic, guided by the Queen of the Jamaican recording studio, High Note Records owner / producer Sonia Eloise Pottinger. Steering The Gaytones through a solid FUNKER displaying all the skills the Jamaican music scene in drenched in.

Remembering this strong punchy FUNK instrumental, is an almost impossible number in the series to acquire, on one of the most collectable of UK SOUL labels.

Condition is flawless in every way.

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The winning bid was £ 86.00

Gerri Granger

I Go To Pieces (everytime..) / Darling Take Me Back (i'm Sorry..)

Collecting the very zenith of the timeless Northern Soul classics is probably the most active genre of all the vinyl-collecting spheres.

Then of course you’d desire the best possible condition, maybe even be patient and wait for it’s rarest form. The Velours - MGM Stock copy. The Tony Clarke - Landslide - White Demo or Willie Hutch on French RCA, Let’s face it we are all vinyl-masochists, tunnel-visioned towards the very hardest possible format but ultimately most satisfying route..

Here is a listing that will quench all those vinyl-lusts, perfection and insane rarity all in one go. Two perfect Silver stock copy labels, housed in its birth-sleeve, playing surface are Mint minus, only reveal the mildest sleeve contact blemish or two.

How much longer can you torture yourself, not owning Wigan Casino’s true dominators in their rarest vinyl outfits..?

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The winning bid was £ 726.00

Clarence Coulter

Detroit City

Compelling Detroit Funk infused dancefloor detonator enjoying shoulder to shoulder rooms at places of Rare Soul reputation like “Different Strokes” etc.

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Mel Smith & The Nite Riders

Chicken Backs / Love Is Gone

Seriously RARE Connecticut R&B / Popcorn shaker.

Migrating north from Philly, this gathering of Soul Men made Hartford, Connecticut their home. Gaining a strong local following as a must-see live act. Melvin Smith was the snarling lead vocalist on this 1964 recording, on a street-level two release only, local label.

This man knew how to deliver the lyrics, just as the Nite Riders knew how to subtly back up a vocalist as the group whip up a controlled storm of 60s’s dance, leaving that wicked vocal as the main feature.

This rarity is currently enjoying enviable British turntable action from those few exclusive Jocks lucky enough to own a copy. Infectious R&B groove that grows into a tune you just can’t ignore.. the tinkling keyboard work is in total contrast to the growling tones of Mel Smith’s vocal as the bass plucks away at the dance rhythm, you can’t help but move.

From the streets and I love it! Raw, naive and absolutely unmissable for today’s UK club scene.

The vinyl is neat, clean and plays perfectly. The “Courtesy” dark green label has had some h2o stains over the years (see scans), as this is likely to be the only copy you will ever see, in the flesh.

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The winning bid was £ 233.00

Jade

Brown Is Beautiful / The Siesta Is Over

FIRST LABELS addicts - here’s a real tuff one!

Gee Russell’s D.I.Y. label RDL well before Century City & Kapp

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The winning bid was £ 112.00

Booker T. & The Mg's

Red Bean And Rice / Be My Lady

A MOD anthem in it’s rarest form.

Covered so successfully by Brain Auger & His Trinity with the 1967 UK Marmalade 598003 release also being held in very high regard. Having said that nothing pulls you in quite like a Yellow Atlantic British Demo as Decca made certain these Promo’s got the attention they deserved when the mail was opened..

Hammond fans, listen to the skilled digits of Booker T. Jones as he massages the keyboard to the point of ejaculation; assisted by Steve Cropper & Donald Duck Dun wielding their guitar artistry, punctuating the organ flow.

A way ahead of it’s time instrumental that sits today as a MOD anthem, and as a 1965 UK Yellow DEMO an highly prize collectors piece.

Vinyl plays perfectly, there area few superficial mild marks but nothing that effects the stylus. Labels as you can see are flawless, except for Decca rubber-stamped running time of 2.30.

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The winning bid was £ 55.00

Servicemen

Are You Angry / Need A Helping Hand

MINT unplayed as the day it was born!!

A double helping of unstoppable vocal group Northern Soul from one of the most-under-recorded Soul talents ever to gather.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL - twice over!

Current bid: £ 163.00

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Soul Communicaters

Those Lonely Nights / Please Don't Go

Drop the needle - stand back - the bar to floor stampede is about to begin!

The most perfect Northern Soul creation to ever emerge from that fruitful city of Pittsburgh. Son of The Steel City, Chuck Corby leads his friends into a soulful delight that belies his Italian roots, as he supremely sings killer Northern Soul delivering Doo Wop/Soul like he was born to it.

Signed as a teenager to Joe Averbach’s iconic Fee Bee label. Chuck bristling with all the influences of the Del Vikings, El Capris, 5 Playboys bestowed upon him was an instant “find”

Top side is total Killer Northern Soul, A Monster in it’s own right. But to appreciate Chuck Corby at his utmost brilliant, listen to the flipside, as he gives up one of the most moving Soul vocal performances you could ever wish to encounter.

Forget the record.. get this guy over here to a weekender, I was informed by one of the greatest critics of Doo Wop the sadly missed Jerry Braverman that Mr. Corby is utterly sensational in the flesh. “Please Don ‘t Go” just validates that statement; as my minds-eye envisages him singing this tune.. to 3,000 British Soul fans… AWESOME.

So carried away with the music - I forgot to mention the condition is impeccable, a mild light blemish on the a-side run-in, otherwise MINT!

Current bid: £ 269.00

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Silky Hargraves

Love, Let's Try It Again / I'll Keep On Trying

The head-turning labels are matched by the eye-popping vinyl condition. But overshadowed by the two almighty William Garrett productions stamped into one stand-out disc.

It matters not a jot which side you dropped the arm on, as both will send shivers up your spine, transporting you back to mid-60s Detroit; into the very heart of those who dared to ignore all the “Motown” influences swamping the Motor City at the time.

This Detroit masterpiece was a shot-across-the-Bows of New York’s Brill Building’s domination of the full orchestra Beat Ballad. As if that warning-blast wasn’t enough Mr. Garrett gives New York the old one-two, with a flipside that”ll also knock you dead, as the sax-God joins the proceedings with subtle precisely-timed baritone-trumps, authenticating the city of origin.

Mid-tempo Motor City 60s Soul does NOT get any better than this - and you get it full- not once but TWICE over.

We repeat condition could hardly be better and indeed the two songs couldn’t either!

Current bid: £ 212.00

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Joey Gee

It's More Than I Deserve

Lovers of the BLACK stock copy - how about this “like new” New Yorker.. looking so irresistible and sounding even better..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Four Tracks

Like My Love For You / Voodoo Man

The insatiable machine of Northern Soul vinyl-devourers didn’t take long to swallow up the “find” of this sensational vocal-group NS creation.

The whole-lot have long since disappeared and this beauty is on the way back up, with a queue of serious collectors still unable to boast ownership. With now an estimated 100,000+ Northern Soul collectors it is no surprise demand for this top-drawer tune has no wavered one little bit over the last decade.

The A-side of course is saturated in class. Real-deal premiership harmony Northern Soul at it’s finest, a hugely popular dancerfloor-detonator for more years than we care to remember. Real-Class never fades..

But in more recent times it’s the dropping of the flipside “Voodoo Man” that has rekindled frantic demand, as the grittier delivered side is becoming just as requested as the timeless.

Not too often does a top-flight 45 offer two fabulous sides on one disc. This one being one of the very best in that rather exclusive DBL club.

Condition is just perfect ! 

Current bid: £ 264.00

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Jock Mitchell

Not A Chance In A Million / I Got To Know

A might Monster from the Motor City - in super fine flaw free condition..

Click and let the man loose.

Current bid: £ 192.00

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Four Voices

Your Love Is Getting Stronger / With A Lonely Heart

Your challenge today is to nominate a better double-helping of the vocal-group Northern Soul sound, than the delicious offering this disc gives up.

Current bid: £ 313.00

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Precious Three

I Need A Man / Wonderful World Of Love

Nashville Sister Soul dripping with angst..

Flip it and the ladies have mellowed into a most-soulful abyss..

Robert Riley surely knows how to crystallize a girls despair and turn it into dance or tears. He does either with consummate ease

Current bid: £ 14.00

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Minnie Jones And The Minuettes

Shadow Of A Memory / You Get To Me

Delicious double helping of Sister-Northern Soul from the street of Los Angeles.

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Barbara King

What I Did In The Street

A stunning copy of this most wanted of Sister Funkers

Current bid: £ 413.00

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Informers

Baby, Set Me Free / A Hard Way To Go

This record that knocks me stone-dead, everytime!

This has everything - except availability

DOG-RARE utterly brilliant Philadelphia vocal-group Northern Soul that v=never comes to market

Current bid: £ 92.00

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Alice Clark

Alice Clark

A legendary album, from a Sister who know exactly who to make herself noticed. Sister Soul singing at it’s most spectacular.

This is of course the authentic original first press. Note the ring 15.00mm in from the perimeter of the richly coloured label, unmistakably the first press living inside the 1.8mm thick gatefold card sleeve.

No mistaking - this is the highly coveted and annoyingly elusive real-deal.

Seldom does an album get decorated with such quality and never having singles released from it. Only Baby Washington’s Veep album is comparable. This LP also has top quality rare soul dance hiding in almost every groove..

Take a listen to.

  1. Don’t You Care

  2. Hard Hard Promises

  3. Never Did I Stop Loving You

  4. Hey Girl

then ask would you be elated to have such brilliance at your fingertips, with this iconic album close to your turntable..

An album it would be hard to live without…and Condition is flawless!

Current bid: £ 59.00

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Joanie Sommers

Don't Pity Me

Make Room they are coming through…. Dance, Dance, Dance..

This flawless White PROMO copy of what is the undisputed # one catalyst for the Northern Soul wildebeest stampede to the dancefloor..

A DJ “banker” for over 3 decades with no sign of fading..

Current bid: £ 249.00

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Norris Vines And The Luvlines

Give In

Rare Soulful Northern Soul Crossover at it’s most moving!

Flawless and still in birth sleeve is this 1977 Canadian only PROMO. Of this superior Soulful dancer with a huge reputation, gained from exclusive exposure at the world’s most discerning events. Soul Essence, Just Soul, etc. etc.

Zippy strings melt into the dreamy horns, the perfect introduction to a beseeching from the heart vocal. Norris’s delivery just full of emotion, but retaining a seamless flow, enriched by his versatile male-backing group who serve up an impressive Doo-Wop style Bass interlude, followed by sweet soul driven harmony choruses, cradling that phenomenal vopice.

Classy, does not go anywhere near to describing this session, as Jazzy riffs gatecrash, to taking the recording to yet another level..

AWESOME just AWESOME!

Current bid: £ 312.00

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Wayne Fontana

Something Keeps Calling Me Back / Come On Home

For those forum spokesman, devoid of retailing skills. We may have to repeat MANSHIP AUCTIONS are not only about value of the listing.

Every week we try and make the auction, informative, interesting to read, colourful and widely affordable to as many of near 20,000 members as it is possible. So here is this week’s.. Northern Soul classic oddity for consideration.

1966 Philippine PROMO of Wayne’s finest Northern Soul offering, with a different flipside to other issues worldwide. In comparison, you don’t see the USA MGM Demo very often, do we?

But in this astonishing attire we think it is and stop and think twice offering. RARE in the extreme, interesting to the point of discussion, and a listing for those of you dedicated to acquiring the NS classics in their rarest, weirdest form.

I can’t take my eyes off it.. then again I am drawn to the weird..

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The winning bid was £ 37.00

Lou Johnson

Unsatisfied

Confronted with such beauty, the yellow British London 60s DEMO sparked fevered desires for ownership.

When it offers up a Northern Soul classic, that has grown into a much-loved never-tire of hearing NS Anthem The desire becomes inflamed and urgent.

So if we tell you this copy is completely flawless, we do hope we have not triggered to many anxiety-attacks among you old-school-souliers with failing faculties.

As this is a Northern Soul “Bucket-list” imperative.

Current bid: £ 177.00

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Muddy Waters

I'm Ready

RARE 1964 British Gold Text Chess 4 track EP

Running the label ? we are betting you have this one missing..

Current bid: £ 10.00

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Notations

You Should Know / Eleven O'clock

East Coast Northern Soul vocal-group kiler from that talented man, Mr Stan Vincent. “Oooh Baby” this is one damn good tune, that has eluded most-all Northern Soul jocks boxes.

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Junior Wells

Snatch It Back & Hold It

Killer Chicago R&B on it’s insanely rare 1965 British EP release.

This DJ friendly 7” offers up this impressive R&B dancer as the first track on side two, in loudly cut high fidelity sound. Click the soundfile and set free one of Juniors finest offerings to the rare Soul dance scene.

You could of course try for the slightly easier “Hoodoo Man Blues” 1965 UK Album if you don’t mind dragging around low-fi albums to DJ with. But if you want this compellingly relentless floor-shaker sitting snugly in your DJ box, this is the only way to do it.

Go on Junior blow ‘em all away, with a Bluesy mover with few comparable counterparts.Superior mover, driven by a relentless guitar picking, a growling harmonica accompanying the street-worn vocal of the Mighty Junior.

Avid British vinyl collectors please note, that this 1965 UK press is not only Dog-Rare, it also comes housed in a neatly presented laminated flipback cover offering 3 other impressive examples of Chicago Blues, from a man who has provided quite a few dancefloor-detonators to the NS faithful.

Other tracks are: 1. Hoo-Doo Man Blues 2. Early In The Morning 3. Snatch it Back & Hold It 4. Ships On The Ocean

Totally RARE and what a completely instant Dance-tune…

Current bid: £ 66.00

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Big Guys

Hang My Head And Cry / Mr. Cupid (don't You Call On Me)

Something’s stirring in a few high-profile DJ boxes, a gentle rumbling, as murmurs of how darn good this 45 is, are starting to get noticed. This top-quality vocal group Northern Soul dance experience has slept for far too long.

New Jersey collaborates with New York’s relentless production team as “Bright Tunes” again show their prowess for crafting uplifting Soul Music; as they consistently did girl group “The Chiffons”. But this time it a mysterious male gathering that catches the ear, silky smooth delivery with lyrics from some-time Northern Soul provider “Keith Ruffin” of Carnival & Smoke Records fame. Whether he is part of those seamless vocals on this dancer, we are not certain, but he could possibly be.

Listen and melt as The Big Guys do-it-up perfectly, you’ll hear why a few have started to drop the needle on this utterly infectious stroller, already.

Flip it over, you will not be disappointed with The Chiffons chief-providers as “Phil Margo, Mitch Margo use all their experience with vocal group harmony as “The Tokens” crafting an fine NS soul group screamer..aided as always by Jay Siegal & Henry Medress.

Some highly talented people met to forge this 1967 winner.. that as we noted at the beginning has overslept, it’s stirring people..a stretch, a yawn and this winner will be entering your life..

Click the soundfile, we think you’ll agree with all of the above..

Current bid: £ 100.00

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Benice Swanson

Lying Awake / Baby I'm Yours

Our century long, sales data categorically reveals of all the UK Northern Soul black Chess 45’s. This golden beauty is the rarest, we too are amazed, this is our first STOCK copy this century.

Single release artist Benice Swanson was a head-turning blonde making ripples as a movie blonde bombshell starlet. Something of a Marilyn Monroe hopeful and when you listen to those sultry tones enticing you in, you can understand why. She did have all the credentials, including the voice.

A few ear-grabbing guitar plucks, Don Paul & Kenny Paul’s writings come to life as the provocative Benice purrs the lyrics.. then BOOM! crashing drums, full bank of strings and a fabulous girly Northern Soul tunes hits the air.

The USA press is no easy find, the UK PROMO release is absurdly easier to find that this disc of “gold”.

This is a crucial 45 for those many old-school soul-boys running the labels.. Sue, Stateside, Tamla Motown, Chess etc. I’m sure that dedicated band of vinyl-addicts, will confirm this is a frustrating void in the British Chess run.

and this copy is a spectacular MINT - in every way..

PS if you appreciate soaking in sultry Soul singing do not overlook the flipside… very beckoning. 

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Johnny Sayles

I Can't Get Enouigh / Hold On Own Baby

Those “Catacombs Club” Blues & Soul adverts that captivated the young British Soul-Boy in the early 70s, with claims of spinning, the then unheard of tunes of Richard Temple, Mamie Galore, Dynamics, Cigarette Ashes, Johnny Sayles etc. Drew in “Crews” from all over England.

Even prompting envious snide comments like “Richard Temple” doesn’t exist as The Catacombs is on “Temple Street” etc. Those adverts did ruffle a few outside DJ’s feathers. But the Clubbers would treat “The Cats” as their Saturday night shrine!

I can remember the first time I heard “Johnny Sayles” being totally ignorant of his cool UK Liberty release “Anything For You” I had never heard of him; I’d also never experienced a vocal quiet like it. A Goose-pimple-inducing snarl matching the power of a Monk Higgins kitchen-sink production.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL - THIS IS A FLAWLESS DEMO!

Long live “The Cats” and the influence it had over the multitudes who witnessed it.

Current bid: £ 122.00

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Little Oscar

Empty Bottles

In memory of Joe Torquay and his essential Saturday afternoons with best-buddy Lawrence Preston, as the Welsh Northern Soul boys got together for a vinyl critique of each others offerings..

Northern Soul is not just a dancehall thing or a club on a weekend experience. It can also be a few beers in, playing records with mates and building up lifelong friendships.. maybe by the end of the day, surrounded by “Empty Bottles” and warming yourself upon mutual “Huge Respect” and good music.

Sadly Joe left us unexpectedly recently, he was an orphan who was transported from Torquay to his adoptive Mother in Wrexham at the age of 15. That was rather lucky for Joe, as within a very short time he had hooked up with the neighborhood Soul-Gang and became a regular at Manchester’s Twisted Wheel.

When he died, the local council announced Joe had left “no family”. But unknowing to Wrexham’s Jobs-worths; Joe belonged to a massive family, “The Northern Soul” family which was validated by the throng of “Family” that attended the graveside, on a torrential pouring wet Friday for his emotional farewell.

This is in remembrance of Joe Torquay, and his pal Lawrence who spent Saturday afternoons together spinning records like this.. a top-fave of Lawrence he tells me..

NOTING; This copy is MINT! still sitting inside it’s birth-sleeve. again NOTING the other very few copies I’ve encountered over the decades have been OFF-CENTER, this listing is perfectly centered and flawless..

The Northern Soul “Family” was forged on tunes like this relentless thumpin’ slab of Chicago R&B with deep friendship’s welded whilst playing them, whether it be to 3,000 people or just ya’ best mate.

Long may it live!

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Eddie & Ernie

I Can't Do It (i Just Can't Leave You) / Lost Friends

another beautiful “Bluesman’s” flawless reject

For the white demo Northern Soul classic 45 stalker, he will be willing to pursue to the end if those addictive labels are perfect, on this listing the vinyl is “as new” also.

Before you today is the winter of 1966 Los Angeles press of this highly regarded Northern Soul veteran, which was a floor-pleaser with its distinctive harp stroked intro.

Eddie & Ernie were a Soul partnership made in Heaven with Eddie Campbell & Ernie Johnson playing verbal-volleyball better than any other male duo of their time. Not to mention the poetic lyrical prowess ,which made them the most widely traveled guys in Soul. Phoenix, New York, California coast to coast artists at the top-of-their-game, performing, writing and releasing records in all four corners of the Union .

Underlined with the Campbell / Johnson Deep Soul masterpiece hidden away on the flipside of an inventive Northern Soul dance production.. Two outstanding tunes offered here in it’s most gratifying format. WHITE/MINT and irresistible.

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Jack Montgomery

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

Listen and swoon!

This is Northern Soul at it’s dreamiest!

Delivered by one of the most-conclusive vocals Detroit had to offer. The under-recording Marvin Jones guided by the shrewd Don Mancha, never one to overlook a real talent; as he pulls in two of Detroit top arrangers to polish this strolling Soul outing, adding a blend mystique and despair; Jack has the ideal vocal to deliver Don Mancha’s somber lyrics.

The Dennis Coffey & Mike Theodore ingenious arrangement includes subtly shrill Sisters wailing the chorus, whilst seemingly floating aloft over a bed of strings, low blow horns and a haunting piccolo knitting to concept together.

Marvin Jones had one of the richest vocals ever to record Soul, but sadly just like his Chicago counterpart Walter Jackson his remarkable voice ceased to be heard, as he died at the tender age of 40.

Every Soul fan, would just adore to have heard more… this is arguably his finest moment. Offered here today as a totally flawless copy.

Not forgetting (like I did) the slick archetypal Motor City instrumental on the flipside, which many aficionados like just as much..

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Propositions

Africana

ORIGINAL first press in impeccable condition.

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Gee Gee And The Upnilons

You Don't Have To

Dark & moody girl-group rarity with a lead-voice that will piece your heart. Spoken intro, sets the scene for an outpouring of young-girl in distress. Primitive, 1964 Los Angeles recording wth no frills, no tricks just a bucket full of real-emotion.

This needs to be heard!

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Stan Ivory

Come Live With Me

A pristine copy, of this highly sought after 12”.

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Major Lance

I'm The One / Pride & Joy

Absolutely no USA release and one of the Major’s greatest contributions to the wonderful world of not only collecting stand-out Northern Soul but also collecting seriously British Soul release.

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Unique Blend

Yes I'm In Love

Does early 70s vocal-group Northern Soul get anymore pleasing than this mood-changing finger-clicking delight… we don’t think it possible.

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Ella Woods

I Need Your Love / Love Affair

Utterly exquisite doesn’t even get close to describing this beseeching sister plea from the streets of Los Angeles.

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