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Yum Yums

Onna Be A Big Thing /ooky 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. 

Current bid: £ 1,038.00

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Clyde Allens

That's Alright Part 1 & 2

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

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

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

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

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

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Free

Taking It Away ( Would Be Breaking My Heart)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Spyder Turner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Utterly flawless, utterly brilliant and utterly gorgeous!

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

a MANSHIP MINT!

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Conquistadores

Can't Stop Loving You

Jimmy Hudson’s local neighbourhood Chicago creation a Northern Soul dancefloor devastation has in recent times rose up, onto a very few NS turntables, but just enough, to take this disc out from the shadows of deep Northern Soul rarity onto the wish-lists of the dedicate to the seriously rare Northern Soul Juggernauts.

From the very first note, the door opens for a tapestry of superior street-corner vocals to sweep you off your feet, peppered with turbo-powered instrumental breaks, driving the dancer to a precipice of their dancing prowess.

THIS IS TOP-DRAWER, RAW TO THE BONE NORTERN SOUL.

The very best example of it’s highly coveted genre…

THE VALIDATED SERIOUSLY RARE 60’s D.I.Y. VOCAL-GROUP NORTHERN SOUL at it’s most effective!

Condition of the labels and the vinyl are impeccable! 2 faint wispy hairlines on the vinyl NOT affecting play or the eye. Labels are perfect.

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Tina Britt

The Real Thing / Teardrops Fell (every Step Of The Way)

A gloriously eye-catching July 1965 Yellow DEMO!

225 Decca “running time” number stamp that invariably adorns the A-side label is joined by the not so often seen rubber-stamped mailing date of this DEMO 5 July 1965 just two days before the label text informs the receiver of a July 9 1965 release.

We have no way of knowing whether “Johnny” was the sender or the destination but it does appear to have been all done circa July 1965.

This is of course one of Decca’s most inspired decision to unleash some proper Northern Soul on the growing band of UK enthusiasts for Black American Music, with this Valerie Simpson, Nick Ashford (noting the typo with his writer credit as SANFORD, and Joshie Jo Armstead. Undoubtedly the most impressive non-Motown Soul Girl release of 1965. After listening to the hidden gem on the flipside, this really is a double helping of the good stuff.

“Real Thing” has always been a bone-of-contention, with Ed Silvers being credited as the composer on some USA releases. But it was Valerie, NIck & Joshie who get credited with the variations of the song Chuck Jackson, Maxine Brown, Betty Everett recorded.

After saying all of that, in 1965 Tina Britt was to the British Soul fan a total unknown and sold almost nothing upon release. The silvertop STOCK release is seldom seen, this alluring Yellow Demo is in another league in rarity terms..

Click the sound file for classic style authentic Northern Soul, but do wait for the stunning flipside to wash over you.. then check that label scan.. everything is just irresistible, to my eyes & ears..

Vinyl by the way, is mirror-like perferction

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Martha And The Vandellas

My Baby Loves Me / Never Leave Your Baby's Side

Red & White fever hits again..

One Martha’s non-hit British release that through the years has become appreciated as one of her finest Northern Soul offerings.

Presented here, completely as it as mailed out for Radio Station play 7/02/66 almost 51 years ago to the day. Astonishingly it ha remained in Record library file # 17724 original sleeve since that day. The umbilical chord of wavy-top orange TMG cover and the dated an numbered record has never been severed.

For those of you TMG foragers who appreciate authentic provenance this Red & White is drenched in it. Vinyl is as you’d expect a flawless Mint - with only the faintest of signs of 1/2 a century of storage and no obvious indication of having hardly any turntable then or since.

A stunner in looks and a drop-dead gorgeous example of Motown Northern Soul Dance from the desk of Ivy Joe Hunter and William “Mickey” Stevenson

Interestingly the flipside features the sadly under-rated writing talents of Robert Lee Dobyne, an artist only fully appreciated decades later, and a rarely seen Motown writer credit. 

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Glories

I Worship You Baby / Don't Dail My Number

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

This copy is pristine!!

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Little Bob And The Lollipops

Are You Ever Coming Home /

Love R&B….especially when it blows you straight off your seat..

Here’s an instantaneous, mood-changing hybrid of R&B Northern Soul and Popcorn. Which I find deliciously raw, primitive and compelling. Droning Little Bob drags his vocal along the floor, as the horn-blowing adds weight to the atmosphere of despondence. Which Little Bob seems so at home with..

A cutting Sax break and Bob’s back even more determined to get the misery out of his system.

You would think “misery” would not be the ideal stance for a moody Popcorn/R&B dancer to deliver from. But it work so darn well, as the vocal & Saxophone cocktail becomes addictive..making this 45 over the decades build quite a cult following..

Real Southern flavoured groove that’ll burrow under your skin…generating an itch that can only be scratched by ownership.

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Falcons

Love Look In Her Eyes / In Time For The Blues

We have over the years, tried very hard to give access to only the finest condition Northern Soul 45. But in 2017 as the internet is confirming this desire is becoming harder and harder to fulfill.

Mint minus 60s records are becoming increasingly challenging to acquire..

So when we say the slab of “Crystal Blue Persuasion” is totally flawless with just one sleeve brush blemish revealed under strong light, act accordingly.

Truly flawless vinyl, impeccable labels is going only one way… it’s gonna get rarer and more expensive to adorn your collection with perfectness..

This Detroit delicacy is utter perfectness… btw

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The winning bid was £ 334.00

Frank Beverly And The Butlers

If That's What You Wanted / Love ( Your Pain Goes Deep )

Witness what happens when a team of geniuses gather in the studio together;

Arranged by Bobby Martin & Joe Renzetti, who help lift highly gifted writer/producer Billy Jackson’s concept into the realms of Northern Soul’s promised land.

Nobody who has ever attended a Northern Soul event and heard this song for the very first time, has not undergone the experience off erect hairs on your neck, a shivers down the spine. Consequently condemning you to a lifetime in search of more Northern Soul “Shawshank” moments.

Today before you is the more colourful and rarer Gamble release than Billy Jackson’s Sassy “first” embodiment of our sound.

This copy has fine clean vinyl, a lone finger-nail slip flaw, NOT affecting play. Clean A-side label, flip label carries a Philly Radio Station i.d. sticker.

No wonder this came in at and unassailable NO.1 in the recent comprehensive “PHILLY SOUND” book; But as if you ever needed any more conformation, as to why you’ve spent your adult lifetime traveling the length and breadth of Great Britain on a weekend, attending clubs where the DJ’s evangelize Rare-Soul dance 45’s.

Spy the label-vista…click the soundfile and prepare to SHIVER yet again.

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The winning bid was £ 531.00

Bobby Freeman

I'll Never Fall In Love Again

Authentic 8” by 10” Autumn artist promo photo, complete with his best loved Northern Soul 45, in it’s rarest form.

No confusion with the Bootlegged, or the convincing counterfeit press. Before you today with that imperative Bobby Freeman pose is the March 1965 original styrene press in perfect condition.

another must-own unique pairing for the serious Soul-scholar to drool over!

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The winning bid was £ 211.00

Supremes

Baby Love / Ask Any Girl

Red & Whites, The beauty, the lure, the frustration. We have had this conversation before, but it does intrigue me that the biggest hits are so darn rare as their DEMO counterparts.

Like so many who’ll be reading this listing, as “British Young Gun Soul-Boys” at the turn of the 60’s era, to have acquired a full set of Tamla Motown 45s, piece by piece was a “dick-waving” challenge we all were drawn to and constantly fantasized about.

“Yeah, I got all the Tamla Motown UK 45s” you heard that boast quite often; it was akin to saying “I Had A Trial With Leicester City” “I Shagged Ann Bollingsby in the bike shed”

… but there was always somebody who could boast “I’ve shagged Ann, her Sister and I’m sure her Mum wants me!” and “by the way I was signed on by Notts Forest at the age of 11”

Damn annoying superior-Dereks, so when in 1972 I’d completed my Tamla Motown British 45 run, I do remember a cutting “One-Up-Manship” comment, from a seasoned collector “I only need one or Two Red & White’s, to own EVERY Motown on DEMO!”

As the Bollingsby family had left for Australia, my only challenge left was to get all these Tamla Motown 45s, this time as Red & Whites.. other than the annoying TMG525, it was a challenge I completed in late 1976.

But without exception the “hits” like “Baby Love” were easily the hardest to acquire, and when you let it out the bag, you need it to finish, you were then held to ransom.

The vista of Stateside SS350 as a “Red & White” today, catapults me back to the enthusiasm I had for securing these trophies, and the anguish and frustration caused trying to locate the truly elusive ones..

“Baby Love” allegedly made Diana Ross cry after the session, as she dreaded another failed Motown release. I must say I was also emotional when I filed this little critter, into the Stateside Red & White run, after such an intensive hunt.

For those of you interested in my past football ability… the only trial I got with Leicester… was in the juvenile courts.. and I still wonder about Mrs Bollingsby and her two lovely daughters

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The winning bid was £ 144.00

Mvp

I Want To Stop Loving You / Where Are You Tonight

Florida’s “Most-Valuable-Players” deliver saccharine Soul, as Sweet and icy as it could possibly be.

Glistening in class, the remarkable clarity of the lead vocal is held by a swaddling of seamless supporting choruses, crafts silky, silky Soul. The lea, builds on the atmosphere, occasional letting-lose his emotions with a stunning-crack in his delivery.

With Sweet Soul now becoming a major force within Rare-Soul-vinyl collector family; this example we feel is top-drawer, a stirring song saturated in every aspect, that allows a Sweet Soul ballad to stand out among the 1000’s to chose from. It has left me on the 4th consecutive play, feeling kinda dreamy..

So I flipped it over for a Roshell Anderson styled ballad, a little meatier than the side we head up with. But still submerged in quality, another Soulful-Stepper of the very highest calibre…too much!

Did these guys ever do and LP? I could listen to this style, all day EVERY DAY

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The winning bid was £ 113.00

Ron' Na Ersery

It's About Me Vocal / Instrumental

RARE as…

This Californian Soulful stepper currently resides in Soul Sam’s DJ box, so over the coming months here’s a fabulous mid-tempo could end up anywhere..

It certainly has everything that makes rare-soul disc desirable, including obscurity…that artist name, “Ron’ Na Ersery” is a totally new to me. So new, I was sure it was gonna be a guy singing; But no, it sweetly vocalized Soul-girl with a cutting edge to her delivery at just the right moments.

A 1981 D.I.Y. project as “Ron’ Na Ersery” writes the lyrics, you get the feeling from a personal experience. Accompanied by a relentless guitar riff, with a bass guitar and synth driving and elevating the dance arrangement, as “Ron” vocal cuts the air.

GREAT TUNE, then again Soul Sam is always first to hit the button when anything interesting surfaces. Impeccable, eclectic taste, that may waver, hover, then swoop on one genre, then hop to another; keeping the Granddaddy Of Rare Soul “On Top” of his game, with his variations of style, and his ear for a good ‘un, Martin Barnfather’s DJ sets are unparalleled…

This copy has been hidden from my digging for 36 years, so the fact there’s a few surface hairlines causing faint background noise. Does not dismay us too much, we tend to cast aside the “Manship Mint” boast when it’s an auction debutante and Soul Sam’s copy is in the exact same condition…

Play it out, Play it loud and all you hear is that beseeching Sister-vocal wanting to get it on… and the infectious guitar work..beckoning you to dance.

TUNE!!!

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Danny Wagner

I Lost A True Love

A Manship MINT that couldn’t wait until Christmas..

For those of you who braved the biting North Sea winds, the bleak seafront at Cleethorpes circa 1975/76. Will remember being consoled, as they queued, huddled like Emperor Penguins, head bowed, so the salty caustic wind wouldn’t split your lips before Arcticesque condition turned into Swedish sauna Heaven.

The wait was only bearable because sounds like this, rumbled from The Pier with ever increasing volume as you gingerly negotiated the frost coated wooden slats on the slight incline to the “East Coast Temple Of Soul”

Who could ever dismiss the dancefloor-dominance of Barry White’s 1968 creation of full throttle Northern Soul.

These days, this timeless classic seldom breaks surface. In this flawless spanking condition, almost never..

We all appreciate records with the capability to catapult your mind back to the best times of your life… the bitter-sweetness of Cleethorpes in the dead of winter, to the steam fogging experience of getting through those doors and the Boom of Danny Wagner hits square between the eyes..

but we appreciate perfect condition, much more!

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Barbara Jean

While You Were Out Shoppin' / You Don't Love Me ( No More )

Allen Orange a name Soul collector’s are very familiar with, but most reading this review with no be familiar with this disc, with both sides written by him.

This listing is aimed at the many seasoned vinyl-gatherers who have amassed a mountain of rare vinyl, through the years, and are now only seeking those rare-animals that have eluded them.

This Odex 45, seldom if ever surfaces for sale.For lovers of raw cutting-edge, no frills Girl-Group R&B that has remained rare since the dawn of Northern Soul, this could be the one to feed your insatiable hunger for “The Rare”

Click the soundfile, set free two potent Sister-shakers, that most will not have heard before..

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The winning bid was £ 177.00

Little Eddie Taylor

I Had A Good Time / Forgive One Mistake

Let’s get serious!!

A listing for the Rare-Soul connoisseur who appreciates not only perfection, but also the uniqueness and the historical significance of this ridiculously rare combination.

Before you is the game, set and match for Duke/Peacock student of label-art, Record Company ephemera & Northern Soul timeless classics.

The mailer is an impossible sight! The record is in previously unplayed condition, that’s an utterly preposterous expectation. Sitting inside it’s birth-sleeve, inside the ORIGINAL mailer that even retains the same two card-stiffeners it was cushioned between at it’s insertion.

A hugely respected Northern Soul classic, liberated from an equally rare Peacock/Duke record-mailer. Entombed for 48 years now seeing it’s second only light of day..

We cannot be held responsible for whatever curse killed Howard Carter, but we can assure you Tutankhamen never collected Northern Soul, he was more of a SKA guy..

But be aware the likes of this listing will NEVER be seen again, or indeed, has never been seen before.. act accordingly those of you wanting to own the finest & rarest the vinyl-world can offer.

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Doris Troy

Heartaches / You'd Better Stop

Love these “Yellows” almost as much as the Red & White’s, no matter how old you become the lure of the British DEMO does not get any easier to resist.

Doris Payne gave to Northern Soul more than most, Divas did. This example when we were in our teens, was nice, but too slow. Today, as our tastes become far more cultured, we are confronted by Brill Building Brilliance. “Heartaches” epitomizes the “Beat Ballad Heaven” sound. Written by Doris herself and so convincingly delivered, it is as if the title is currently buried within her.

A terrace of strings, a relentless twangy guitar riff and her beseeching vocal all fuse into a monumental recording, matching the label-vista for imperative acquisition.

Flip it over, and Doris again writes and sings her composition that captures completely, visions of those mid-sixties Hipshakin’ Go-Go girls and MOD styled dance.

Condition, is of course flawless… Listen to “Heartaches” and like me you may well be questioning your musical tastes back in the day, when we all scoured every possible vinyl-hiding-hole in hope of a “Yellow” DEMO Brit-Atlantic popping up.

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Kiki Dee

Great Expectations

Stunning!!

Includes the album track “Love is a warm kinda sorrow”, a potential Northern Soul Monster track that’s never been issued as a 45 .

Take a listen, prepare yourself for just the finest Motown offering to the NS scene from this highly gifted Brit, we just all adore.

Vinyl is immaculate, labels are perfect, housed in original inner sleeve., Laminated flip back cover, there hardly a blemish.

Very tough to find in this peak of condition..

click the soundfile for Kiki to whisk you off to Motown-Heaven with her awesome “Love is a warm kinda sorrow”…

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Dee Dee Sharp

What Kind Of Lady / You're Gonna Miss (when I'm Gone)

Spectacular condition, for this labels best-loved release.

Many consider this recording as the starting-gun for the full orchestra The-Sound-Of-Philadelphia to crystallize. Laying down the standard of arrangement that would lift Gamble & Huff in super-star status.

As so often before, the British Soul fans have been championing this richest of all NS dancers for nearly 5 decades now; Standing the test of time, completely. As never once, have I, or indeed anyone else tired of hearing that most exceptional of intros, crash headlong into a Sister vocal of immeasurable capacity.

This is Northern Soul at it’s most-awesome, this is a record label at it’s most-enticing. and condition at it’s most-pleasing. Both labels are, as you can see, beautifully flawless. Vinyls, play totally MINT, an occasional mild sleeve-brush hairline is all that thwarts a Mint - grading..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!!!

…but do no overlooked the gut-spilling Deep Soul plea on the flipside, underlining Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff also knew how to construct pain, with the equal skill they manufactured Joy!

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Herb Ward

Strange Change / Why Do You Want To Leave Me

Deadwax markings suggest, that this Northern Soul anthem, just like some other Philly “Virtue” recordings, “Marva Lee” etc, this 1965 killer from the desk of Jimmy Bishop., Luther Randolf, Johnny Stiles was heading for an ATCO release but somehow got diverted onto ARGO.

I’m sure someone will tell me why, but either way, nothing would have stop this “ahead of it’s time” recording, from becoming a Northern Soul hand-clap inducing classic.

The intro is just perfect for the Northern Soul dancefloor to commit self-combustion on…simplistic piano, perfectly timed snapping fingers and oh what a voice, breaking through before the signature Philadelphia string swirl in appreciation of a girl-group chorus.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL..at it’s very best!

A disc that seldom these days breaking surface for sale, and never in this utterly unblemished condition!

Act accordingly NS classics in perfect nick, have become an endangered species! PS Students of the Soulful vocal-group assisted Harmony-strollers, do not overlook the decidedly delicious flipside from the pen of Kenny Gamble… TUNE!

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Impressions

Ridin' High

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Baby Boy Warren

Not Welcome Any More / Chuck-a-luck

Excello, what a label!! So rare to encounter a MANSHIP MINT on this orange & blue vision of vinyl-heaven.

Consider by most serious 45 collectors as the greatest label for 50s & 60s R&B/Soul with all 3 label designs magnificent label-art makes this a record-label must-try and collect every release.

If you ever decide to go down the rocky-road of Excello completeness you will most likely find “Baby Boy Warren” one of the very last numbers you acquire..

Possibly that’s the reason this tidal-wave of R&B has yet to hit Northern-Soul-Land, when it does there will be a queue to own a Harmonica drenched dance-stroll that demands you leave the safety of your seat and shake-it-down..

That combination of the unforgiving snarling vocal and the brutal sucking and a’blowing of the “Harp”, provides a muscular-mover up there with the very best of the genre..

as is the straight Blues on the flipside

RARE, MINT and gorgeous… do not pass by

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Aquamen

Line And Track

Circa 1967, a limited 200 press by Ernie K. of “Record Hut”, Pittsburg to meet the local demand triggered by yet another inspired “Mad Mike” spin.

Using the original publishers listing “Mirich Music” as the label name, Ernie vocally dispelled any doubts of legality, by using the original “Mirich” imprint. But this is essentially a 2nd. press and presumably a much smaller run than the “Hiback 109” first press from a year earlier.

Our highly-respected Pittsburgh vinyl-correspondent remembers the 1967 press well, and relayed that Ernie at the time, insisted it was all legal and above board. 200 were made and sold, 50 years ago, so as our man-on-ground in Steel City states. “We have no way of knowing what steps Ernie took to re-issue..” this thumpin’ 1966 dance-track that has now enjoys Northern Soul / MOD dancefloor domination all over the UK. There is at this moment no stronger incendiary vinyl-device to set the place on fire - this is it - an undeniable BOMB!!

This copy is flawless, this copy is the 1967 press, (legality maybe misty..)

And I’m sure when you DJ with it, you announce this 45 playing NOW is NOT on the “Hiback Label”. All the dancefloor will stop, boo, heckle then saunter back to their seats.. and never dance again.

But in reality, only Ernie knows, and he pressed it for the same reason as it’s essential for DJ’s in England…. it’s rams the floor, ignites the evening, with relentless charismatic power..

The vinyl starting pistol for a crazed evening of dance..

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Fred Moss

I'll Always Love You /

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

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

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

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

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

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The Tripps

Here Come Those Heartaches / Give It Back

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Garfield Fleming

Don't Send Me Away

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

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

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

Fabulous tune, in fabulous condition…

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

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Solomon Burke

Cry To Me

Condition, Condition, Condition.

A flawless copy of this universally adore Soul classic from the Golden era of 1962. The time when the “Soul Sound” was embryonic, everything was simplistically brilliant, and talents of the like that have not been witnessed for decades.

Enter Bert Berns New York prolific music-maker, highly gifted and inexhaustible in his quest for writing & producing great songs.

This one will go down in history as one of the very greatest session to ever emerge from the concrete jungle of New York, with Klaus Oggerman arranging and producing this mighty song that surely will go on featuring in peoples lives for centuries to come..

Even though Bert “Russell” Berns dies at the tender age of 38. His legacy to “Soul” and superior music was so huge, possibly unsurpassed.

An all-time great! in all-time stand-out condition.

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Edward's Generation Feat: Chuck Edwards

The Street Thang

Sign of the times - Top Rare Soul DJ let me have his 5 most prized LPs back, after he thought his aging frame could no longer lug his 45 box and his 12”/LP box to gigs …

I’m sad for him, but very happy for me; as finding this Bay Area rarity on a cratedig would be just too much to hope for.. So come home to Daddy you gorgeous thing, fully signed and dedicated by group members of this local gathering from Sly Stewart neighborhood

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Frankie And The Damons

Man From Soul / I Hope You Find The

Poet and Radio DJ Jimmy Capps’s independent North Carolina Record Company was responsible for one of the era’s most artistic of labels, an eye-catcher for anyone digging for vinyl back in the day.

With the lead title of this 45 “Man From Soul” it certainly was never gonna be a disc you’d ever wistfully flick past.. which underlines firmly that this is one RARE RECORD that seldom surfaces and was never easily found at any part of it’s history.

Arguably the rarest NS 45 on the label, certainly the most desirable as it gives up TWO solid archetype Carolina 60s dance tunes. Bristling with seamless Horns and silky young-man vocals.

Aimed squarely and fairly at the burgeoning Carolina “Soul” market, but like so many on this “vanity” label failed with sales.. with so many JCP rarities to chase, especially for 60 Garage enthusiasts. With the “Embers” ensuring a two pronged attack on the “Carolinas Soul” market.

This copy is MINT - glorious flawless condition of both the labels and the vinyls. Which gives up not one, but two Northern Soul delights with perfect fidelity..

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Rudy Love And The Company Soul

Suffering Wrath

For your own safety …

Watch Out!

Stand Back - right away from the dancefloor..

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

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Volcanos

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

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

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

A Philly NS Gargantuan with few comparisons..

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Blues & Soul

# 16 January 1969

Sweet Sixteen!

Blues & Soul January 1969

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

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

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

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

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

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Jean Stanback

If I Ever Needed Love / I Still Love You

The sleeve and label-art slogan reads -

“The Ultimate In American Soul Music..”

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

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

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

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

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Platters

Washed Ashore ( On A Lonely Island In The Sea)

STORY TIME:

Imagine the scene in the late 90’s, the Ritz Manchester All Nighter, jam packed full of Northern Soul fans, the DJ’s reveling in the atmosphere, but locking horns in a “Tit For Tat” “Dick” waving exercise of who could play up to the billing of … “Rare Of The Rare”

..after the tedium of Frank Wilson, Del Larks, Eddie Parker and the like blaring out. Up stepped a proper DJ who’s name just happens to be “Dick”, he played some impressive rarities too. Then right in the middle of his set dropped the needle on “The Platters - Washed Ashore”. I don’t doubt for a second it would have been a British DEMO after all he was a seasoned collector & DJ with the most impeccable of CV’s.

The place erupted into shoulder to shoulder dancing frenzy, it sounded so darn good! a surprise drop, that shattered the awkward oneupmanship atmosphere that was starting to develop.

His name of course was Richard Searling and it triggered a NS trend of the surprise drop, of a top-drawer oldie you haven’t had enough of. Regardless of value, rarity; making the statement that the ego was not governing your DJ’s choices..

I’ll never forget it, the hallmark of a real-deal DJ reading the mood, acting accordingly not giving a second thought to opinion..

Here is New York’s Musicor attempt to emulate the success Motown was having with the Four Tops, by ultilizing 3 of the Motor City’s most talented; Richard Popcorn Wylie, Tony Hester & Sonny Sanders..

I think Musicor succeeded in their quest to emulate the Four Tops… with this their finest record. But my advice is, do not try and emulate Richard Searling because you will need more than a “Dick” waving collection to surpass our very own “Dick”..

But maybe a Green & white Demo of this “Greatest Of The Greats” recording.. is a good starting point..

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Bobby Hebb

You Want To Change Me + B/w Photo

RARE and MINT White Demo presented with a rare 7” x 4” authentic Artist promo glossy photo.

An irresistible and unique to these pages combination

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Soul Brothers Six

Oh I Need You Yes I Do

No heroes please, as this dancefloor grenade’s pin is about to be pulled..

It seems a lifetime since I’ve had this record for sale. Our data reveals the fabulous Northern Soul stomper has been so elusive for us, we have not listed a copy for over 20 years!!

So you can imagine, my poor pounding heart as I dropped it onto the turntable and the stylus collided with the grooves..not quite remembering exactly how good it was.. I was immediately bolt-upright in my seat, loose jawed, as this Northern Soul fender-bender crashed through-gears of Rare Soul dance, destroying everything in it’s path.

John Ellison’s vocal always demands attention.. but when the intro is a Joe Beard’s bass guitar revving up the rhythm. The unique Ellison vocal-style takes flight on a wave of pulsating drum thwacks, relentlessly enriched by the rest of the gatherings harmonious choruses.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!!! ..real-deal relentless All Nighter incendiary bomb, that certainly has not had it’s touchpaper lit enough times through the years, presumably due to it’s own frustrating rarity and absence from too many DJ boxes…. because this 45 is steeped in ingredient require to take the roof-off of Britain’s best -loved events like Rugby’s Benn Hall …etc.

Beware this is Northern Soul with gelignite in it’s tank… in play flawless unblemished condition.

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Blues & Soul

December 1968 Issue 15

A thought provoking window into the still embryonic British Soul Christmas 1968 including a rare full page black & White pose of Chris Bartley to coincide with his latest UK release “I Found A Goodie”, click the sooundfile to wonder why this brilliant Soul tune was not a smash-hit!

A frame-worthy two page centrefold of the Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin.

Record company adverts from Action (featuring Artist thumbnail pics).Soul City / Deep Soul, featuring Dave Godin’s now famous quote of Soul City Recordstore as being the only shop in he UK in fact maybe The Word! not to sell Beatles records!

Tamla Motown LP full age advert. SAl the usual 45 reviews, Soul Charts etc.

15 is certainly one of the hardest issue to acquire this listing being only the 2nd. we have listed a copy this centuy!

act acodingly, if British Soul history is your thing..

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Lmnops

Calling / I Need You

what took you so long?

Another slab of vocal-group Northern Soul, that unlike the “Conquistadors” has enjoyed an underground pulse of appreciation for literally decades, as the lucky owners of this obscure Tennessee double-helping of NS dance have chatted in disbelief that such a truly great double-sider, has languished inside the more thorough collections, only receiving a cursory NS play through the yeas

Guess what? as soon as it this serial-killer becomes tough to acquire, it is now enjoying more NS DJ attention in the last12 months that it had in the last 30 years.

BOUT TIME TOO !!!

Click the sound-file, unleash a caged-Lion o a tune! That is on the up… with it’s final resting place in the sun, being anywhere the NS DJ’s care to lead it!

Now completely extinct from the landscape of Niter sales-boxes, sales lists an the web. Skip August’s cheeky “Piggy-Back” on James Brown’s name is set for lengthy NS stardom…

AT LAST

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