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Tobi Legend

Time Will Pass You By / Heartbreaker

Over the last decade, no genre of vinyl-collectables have risen more in value, demand and unavailabilty than the “Top 500” Northern Soul classics - they have been hunted worldwide, into near extinction.

Check out those enticing flaw-free labels but please be aware although the labels look near new, the vinyl has surface marks. But we have no hesitation auctioning this Wigan Casino “3 before 8” as it plays clean & true. Check out the double soundfile we have just lifted from this actual disc.

The OCD condition conscious, it would be best to wait for the “dream” Mint minus copy to hit the market.. maybe before you depart this mortal coil… if you’re lucky..

We repeat, the vinyl has surface marks but as you can hear it plays great!! Listen, to be rocketed back to the halcyon days of The Casino… and to be reminded it is records like this that changed not only yours, but also 100,000’s other teenagers lives!!

PS the fipside is totally killer too, having lived in the shadows of the iconic a-side for decades, it should be time for some turntable outings for “Heartbreaker” also…as Tobi Larks flexes her vocal-muscle on another stand-out session.

Current bid: £ 500.00

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Jimmy Mccracklin

Get Back

This week’s rare Northern Soul offering comes from one of the pioneers of the sound..another all-time great to emerge from the beautiful California Bay Area; and like his neighbors Etta James, Sugar Pie DeSanto they all had that ability to add “sunshine” into their Blues; with Jimmy McCracklin the magician of embedding a hook into the rhythm, that just caught you.

This 1957 session is no exception, you just gotta dance, you gotta sway, you gotta get up and move..as Jimmy Mac directs his orchestra to softly serve the goods on a wave of controlled horns and full male group answering choruses and he lazily delivers the lyrics.

THIS IS A KILLER - I LOVE IT!!!

You’ll still be singing it tomorrow… and the day after.

Rare Northern Soul R&B at it’s most uplifting!

Current bid: £ 111.00

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Sonny Herman

What About Me Vocal / Instrumental

Get out the way…

A runaway Northern Soul juggernaut is about to crash into your life!

Current bid: £ 14.00

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Various Artists

These Kind Of Blues

Turn your head away now!

I’m totally made-up today to handle a “Scarlet Pimpernel” of collecting British Soul vinyl!

The highly esteemed UK label that took over the reigns from SUE as Britain’s dedicated vehicle releasing inconspicuous USA Black Music; and just like SUE designed a label that today, falls nothing short of being idolized by those serious about collecting ACTION.

We have put before you perhaps the rarest piece of vinyl B&C ever released on the label. An album that sold nothing upon release and just never comes to market. With this one being near perfect in every way

VInyl is a strong clean mint minus plays perfect

Labels are perfection itself

Fully laminated Cover is in a spectacular state - free of creases, writing , stains, tears, splits or sticker residue - you could not wish to handle a cleaner example.

The music is the gritty R&B end of 60s Soul., Bluesy down-home proper neighborhood atmospheric joys. From the likes of Junior Parker, Bobby Bland, Fention Robinson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Willie Mae Thornton, Johnny Ace, Larry Davis, Jimmy McCracklin, Roscoe Gordon..

WARNING: If you do not already own any UK Action label do not buy this album, you will be dragged head first into a collecting addiction that will force you into being a slave to owning every single item this label created.

Do not take my word for it, visit Action-Anonymous for group therapy and listen to the harrowing tales of previously normal people who have dedicated their lives to it… and still don’t own this LP.

Current bid: £ 41.00

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Pointer Sisters

Send Him Back

Genuine VINYL press PROMO copy

VINYL - Flawless LABELS - Perfect SLEEVE - Perfect

I’m sure that is all the information required for this current Leviathan of the TOP 500 Northern Soul choices..

Current bid: £ 300.00

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The Chantels

Indian Giver

One the the country’s most wanted girl-group Northern Soul 45s. In fine clean condition - with received date on flipside label being it’s only forgivable blemish.

Current bid: £ 109.00

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Shorty Long

Burnt Toast And Black Coffee

The totally diverse net of the Northern Soul DJ choices casts it net right back to 1956 with this R&B shaker that is currently detonating the dancefloor-dash up and down the UK.

How this classically trained “Violinist” Hillbilly came to record a gatecrashing R&B killer is a mystery but his extreme talent enabled him to turn his hand to any style, and boy does he revel in this his own composition as jazz saxophonist Manny Albam and his Orchestra belt out the addictive rhythm…

You gotta hand it to the “New Breed” Norther Soul DJ as they constantly push the envelope of the sound… and always get it right. Proven by the floor-packing qualities of this rhythmic R&B dancer.

VERY IN-DEMAND and this copy plays perfectly as the finest RCA vinyl carries the light surface blemishes without a murmur. Both labels are flaw-free! 

Current bid: £ 47.00

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Deloris Ealy & The Kenyattas

Traveler In Space

Funk Fan here a 45 you never see on the market - from a California Sister who really knows how to deliver a Funk tune. Backed by her faithful “Kenyattas”

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Gary Sole

Holdin On / Soul Light Touch

Amazing condition - one for the many perfectionists this auction page seems to attract. You will not encounter a finer copy, any time soon.

Considering this 45 has been a turntable fave for DJ’s who enjoy dropping the needle on the rare Northern Soul platter, that has never been bootlegged..(as if you send a clear message of O.V.O.) this 45 we can assure you has never been in a NS circuit DJ’s possession, grooves are virginal.

So click away and be prepared to be hit by a pumping New Orleans session, that wasn’t discovered until Cleethorpes had expired but Dave Thorley’s and his intrepid team of DJ’s at Stafford’s “Top Of The World” ensured it achieved immortal NS Classic status…

This Traci Borges creation has never, ever been an easy to acquisition, in 2015.. in this level of condition… it has become one Northern Soul’s vinyl challenges.

Current bid: £ 198.00

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Ron Buford With Ural Thomas

Deep Soul Part 1 & Two

Former Keb Darge rave, still sounding as potent as ever. The cocktail of delinquent horns and Mr. Thomas’s decisive screams epitomizes the Deep Funk sound that swept the UK in the early part of this century.

1967 Seattle born rarity that sits in from of me today in PERFECT condition. I can’t remember seeing the classic Funker in such eye-popping condition. Both labels and vinyls are immaculately gleaming back at me… whilst I remember how excited I was a little less than 15 years ago to have a grotty scared label and a skating-rink vinyl to sell of this much-wanted 45.

FUNK is still so very very popular and this example is totally classic.. a springboard for the then, revolutionary “Deep Funk” movement which still simmers away nicely today…

But no usually on the back of flawless records.. so tough to acquire these independent low-budget releases in the right condition..

We repeat this example is flawless in every way..

Current bid: £ 86.00

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Rokk

Patience / Don't Be No Fool

Now for something in a different class..

When Jazz meets Soul the result is usually the same, skilled musicians seldom work with average vocalists..

So enjoy this spectacular cocktail of focused soaring vocals riding the wriggling flute, strumming guitar as the group lay down the foundation for one impressive and decidedly different dancer.

I was wondering why this gathering were so tight? Then reading the credits all became clear when the founder member of the Vee Jay label Calvin Carter teams up with one of Los Angeles most talented grassroots producers James Dockery (no stranger to crafting slaying Northern Soul)

We adore the flipside too.. even more thinking mans Jazzy/Soul to consider..

Current bid: £ 14.00

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David Coleman

Drown My Heart

This for me personally is my most-requested play and best dancefloor reaction. I’ve always loved it’s uniqueness and tried to give it an airing every set I’ve done in recent years, usually towards the end as it wasn’t an instant love-affair with the dancers.

For decades an under-played oldie at best - but now a MONSTER! Guaranteeing a shoulder to shoulder jostling as soon as the needle drops..

Not forgetting it exhibits the greatest line in a NS 45 ever..

“You Left My Heart Like Dirt On The Carpet…”” wow how “Coleman” convinces with his defiant rejection..

A Joe Bataan / Hector Rivera collaboration with few comparables ..

Condition is the fines I’ve seen in recent times.. 

Current bid: £ 100.00

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Four Tops

Without The One You Love / Love Has Gone

Not as easy to acquire as you would think..

Even though Dave Godin, coined the phrase in the “Tamla Motown Appreciation Society # 2. Dear Swinger and Friends wave goodbye to the Motown Revue’s recent British Tour. Looking forward to their return in March 1965.” with this 45 being the release of the moment.. it sold only a meagre few.

Proven by the fact this century we have sold 3 DEMO copies and likewise only 3 stock copies and none have been in this standard of condition..

This listing, the vinyl reveals only the lightest surface blemish in strong light, looks & plays flawless; not forgetting the flip side “Love Is Gone” is one the the group’s finest moments..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Reparata And The Delrons

Panic

What with Tobi Legend gracing these pages this week and now Reparata & The Delrons it could turn into a “Divas Of The Casino” week.

Check out this head-turning Green & White DEMO, I can’t even remember the last time I saw one..?

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Hesitations

Hesitations 4 Track French Ep

PIED PIPER!!

Yes, I know; I sound like a Parrot, I sound like a Parrot, I sound like a Parrot, I sound like a Parrot, I sound like a Parrot, I sound like a Parrot, ..

PIED PIPER are without question the most talent studio gathering to ever create of Soul Recording - but you knew th\at already.

Thought we would remind you of the unsurpassed 60s Soul Sound they crafted by listing this extremely desirable 1967 French 4 track EP from the Detroit Office of “Pied Piper”

All four tracks are killers, as is the imaginative laminated Picture Cover depicting thumbnail “facials” of this highly regarded five man Soul Gang..

VINYL - Flawless LABELS - Perfect FRONT COVER - Mint - BACK COVER - tape residue over one 1/3rd left hand side (See Scan)

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Hoagy Lands

The Next In Line

The timeless classics in their rarest USA format - could be better than money in the bank!

Well, recent demand for these Norther Soul Anthems has certainly exploded in recent months, into a vinyl feeding frenzy - we think this special piece in astonishing condition will definitely sound the Dinner-Gong to feast on “The NS Classics”

Already, your eyes with be transfixed on the beauty of this rarely seen offering. The label layout and the text instantly gives away it’s origin of a Los Angeles press, encased inside a perfect Laurie sleeve.

This PROMO copy has two totally perfect labels & playing surfaces to match.

Those of you who don’t collect British releases; obviously the ultimate would be a UK Stateside capture; but hey this USA variation is not far behind that forlorn hope. This USA West Coast DEMO is so seldom seen, so very attractive and in dream condition…

Irresistible, I the word that jumps into my head…

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Mixed Feelings

Sha-la-la / Love Will Find A Way

When it comes to the rare, best-loved 70s dance 45’s. This infectious rarity takes some beating… TOP TUNE for Top Jocks for many years now with no sign of it losing any flavour..

Instantly appealing vocal-group

Current bid: £ 514.00

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Nolan Porter

If I Could Only Be Sure

Collecting British release Northern Soul DEMO copies is one of the most challenging but at the same time satisfying branch of the Rare Soul vinyl collecting phenomena.

I adore those Red & Whites or the Green & White and even more attracted to the startling MGM Pink & Silvers; things of beauty from which the truly dedicated suffer, from vinyl-visions pulse-racing effects.

So, unfortunately the 70s Rare-Soul UK Demo’s rarely trigger the same “Goospimple” fall out.. but their are a few exceptions to the rule and this listing is one of them. Not only because it is arguably the best-loved of all Northern Soul 70s recordings, filling the floors for well over two decades now and still no signs of weariness from overplay! But because I’ve so seldom encountered a promo copy - I’m finding that colour-scheme of Pink/Black/Plum a thing of real-artistry.

Rare, totally alluring and of course a perennial dancefloor-stampede-starter… what’s not to love?

Current bid: £ 311.00

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Lil Gray

Are You Fooling

Organic Chicago R&B Northern Soul.. from the streets.. a rawness to relish as “Lil” stroller through U.S. Warren’s horn-blown arrangement that has to try and keep pace this lady vocal peaks and troughs, as she asks if her man is full of BS!

“Are You Fooling?” He’s promised her so much, you can hear the frustration and doubt in her voice, haven fallen for his false promises. This girl is so convincing, then Blues Guitar picker Mr. Warren delivers an R&B break bridging the session together..

It is not only this 45s elusiveness that attracts or even the two gleaming labels or the neat clean vinyl …at the end of the day Lil Gray’s vocal is so downright beseeching it makes ownership for the real Soul-Collector crucial!

Killer Chicago neighborhood - street corner Northern Soul 

Current bid: £ 7.00

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Mary Love

Born To Live With Heartache / There's Someone For Me

Mary Love’s rarest 45, as she venture north to Sacramento to record a blend of Soulful Crossover spiked with FUNK.

Absolutely dead-perfect for today’s Northern Soul upfront DJ.

Bur do not in your excitement overlook the flipside that showcases up this stand-out songstress at her most tortured.. killer Deep Soul..

More later..

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Gloria Scott

What Am I Gonna Do

An album so full of delights we could fill pages shouting it’s qualities..

First press of course, fine clean condition, a minuscule price-sticker removal scar top right (see scan) is it’s only foible.

So let the soundfile sample of just 3 tracks off this unparalleled Barry White & Tom Brock collusion.

More later..

Current bid: £ 22.00

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Melvin Davis

Find A Quiet Place (and Be Lonely) / This Ain't The Way

A DETROIT NORTHERN SOUL TROPHY of the highest calibre.

Saturated in NS kudos, delivering distilled “from-the-streets” of the Motor City in vintage year of 1965.

It doesn’t get much better than this, as all the very few copies known, have long since been imprisoned in the world’s most-exhaustive Rare Soul collections, never to be paroled.

Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier, Blackpool Mecca all resounded to those instantly recognizable Rudy Robinson piano strokes; relentless plectrum picks drive the delicate rhythm as an uncredited male vocal group purr away in the background, whilst Melvin’s despairing mood is given the Detroit Soul treatment. Rudy plows back in elevating his keyboard craft and the whole session becomes a perfect example of what the City was constructing besides Motown in the mid-60s..

For today’s DJ this is the perfect 45 to elevate stage-presence, but also hidden away on the flipside is a neglected Northern Soul growler! As Melvin changes his mood to utter defiance and snarls his way through an uncompromising stomper. A nod to R&B, a sideways glance to Funk and a great big hug for an overlooked Northern Soul candidate.. that would snugly fit into any upbeat DJ set.

Note this offering has two flawless labels, vinyl inspection only reveals the merest mild blemishes under strong light, plays perfectly. Except for a little mark at the beginning of the deadwax, a mild click after the recording is finished…with such an important piece of Rare Soul, we need to be exacting in it’s condition..which is our finest example this century.

Act accordingly

Current bid: £ 1,216.00

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Bileo

You Can Win / Let's Go

This is the ORIGINAL 1979 first press Orange label variation as a 7” of Elijah Williams double-dance offering; that is so very wanted not only by the scene that first play it, but also a monster within the French “Disco” dance cult.

This example well before the Blue label repress is In just gleaming flawless condition..

more later..

Current bid: £ 24.00

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Pete Terrace "king Of The Boogaloo"

Shot Gun / I'm Gonna Make It

From the very time the Boo-ga-loo was sweeping Britain and giving the MODS a new dance craze to ignite them. Pete Terrance the self-anointed “The King” of the Latin/Soul mix comes along with two thumping dancefloor killers.

Top side is an insanely raw uncompromising Hammond take on the already popular Junior Walker Motown classic. A screaming session encapsulating everything “Boo-Ga-Loo” and giving the upfront mid-60s Soul DJ an alternative “rare” choice to spin.

But today its the Latin flipside that is causing a stir, not only because “Latin” is again flavour of the year so far, but because UK PYE changed the flip side from USA release “El Piton” to “I’m Gonna Make It” …previously an album track..

So check this Northern Soul Latin 45 out, it too, like all Mr. Terrace’s offerings, shudders to his surly style, as he instinctively smacks those vibes whilst delivering guttural lyrics raven by “Barretto” style horns, rattling Bongos, chanting male vocal group all colliding with that intensely snarling Terrace vocal.

WOW this just shimmers with potential, I’m so impressed, I need a copy to follow the imposing David Coleman…

Brilliant album track liberated onto the 7” Pye International flipside of a very rare UK 45 indeed; and is example is a just flawless DEMO still in birth sleeve!!

Current bid: £ 111.00

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Herman Lewis

Who's Kissing You Tonite? / Right Direction

At the sight of the label I must admit going all weak and floppy…

as the needle hit - then the hairs on my neck bristled and the shivers cascaded down my spine. ONLY Northern Soul at it most inspiring can have that effect….

Listen and have your day turned around..

Detroit at it’s most moving!! 

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The winning bid was £ 1,125.00

Melvin Carter

Midnight Brew

The Johnny Jackson Experience - Shing A Ling At The Go-Go!

A Northern Soul instrumental of mythical status, discovered by a legendary DJ and christened in a manner, so not only the music but also the name would stay with you all the way home, helping you forget the discomfort in the back of that rickety transit van.

Ian Levine did make the journey from the sticks of Leicestershire to the bright lights of Blackpool seafront, so much more tolerable…as we packed ourselves like Sardines as hire vehicle huffed and puffed its way up the M6…But you knew you’d hear records you thought never existed.. that was the guarantee every Saturday night at the Blackpool Mecca 1973.

On our previous excursion it was Dave Love’s - Colalined Baby - that captured my mind or maybe it was Linda Jones - Just Can’t Live My Life.. But this week it was the Johnny Jackson Experience (I went school with a Johnny Jackson, was my first thought) but he couldn’t even read..so certainly would not be able to blow off a Saxophone like a backfiring Elephant, that was fa’sure.

At the time “INSTRUMENTAL” was King and this instrumental ruled the Mecca for quiet some time; with not only it’s potent presence, it was the colourful title that remained with you, evoking visions of “Go-Go” Clubs in the USA with tasseled-Titty’s revolving violently to the down n’ dirty saxophonist going way over-the-top..

Memories, just great memories, of how naive we all were. But we’d willingly travel 300 miles just so we didn’t have to suffer locally the sounds of Little Jimmy Osmond, Gary Glitter, The Sweet, Tony Orlando & Dawn, David Cassidy…etc.

Even if Ian Levine was called Ivan Ingolfsson and DJ’d in the Fisherman’s Hut in Reykjavik, we would have been there… especially if he played his new discoveries every week and gave them names that sparked our minds…

BTW this is the “Levine” cover-up by Johnny Jackson Experience that dragged us back up the motorway week after week…

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The winning bid was £ 312.00

Billy Sha-rae

I'm Gone / Let's Do It Over

Fill the floor without emptying your pockets!

Whether it be delivered by the rasping charge of Eddie Parker or the equally scything vocal chords of Billy Sha-Rae; This Jack Ashford and Lorraine Chandler’s Detroit-masterpiece serves you with the very crest of the Northern Soul Sound.

You are listening to the most defiant, dismissive, outrageously forsaking lyrics ever sung by a Soul artist; the choice of vocalist by Jack & Lorraine could hardly have been more appropriate… an angry, snarling, vicious delivery from the gut.

Whilst Eddie Parker’s version is considered the pinnacle of Northern Soul collecting, this version can only be considered an atom behind the “Awake” recording, as Jack Ashford bolsters the arrangement with a relentless “Funky” guitar rhythm to compliment Billy husky-hurt.

I love it, I play and it always fills the floor every time….it is a recording that is impossible to ignore.. and this is of coarse the original gloss finish brown label first press in sensational condition.

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The winning bid was £ 190.00

Patty & The Emblems

Mixed-up, Shook-up, Girl

PERFECTION!!

So perfect is this 1964 British DEMO we have lifted all the sound from the USA Herald 45 so not to spoil what seems to be a “virgin” spindle hole. vinyl inspection only reveal the merest of sleeve contact, storage blemishes; both labels are perfect. Still in birth-sleeve. and if you check carefully the gossamer vinyl residue from the “hole punching” is still intact after over 50 years..

OCD British 45 fanatics, it does not get better than “Unplayed Demo”

So check out the soundfile of a young Leon Huff composition that encapsulates everything great about the 60s Philadelphia girl-group sound..

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The winning bid was £ 131.00

Performers

I Can't Stop You / L. A. Stomp

Revival tune for the legendary Wigan Casino Jock John Vincent who is blazing as trail at the moment reviving the 45s that unfairly didn’t get the turntable-time warranted to the quality of the tune.

So whilst still playing seriously imaginative sets of rarities John does enjoy dropping one of those forgotten 45s that instantly demand your attention..

This double-dose of Los Angeles Northern Soul is one of Mirwood’s lesser exposed NS offerings. So when John and I were discussing it’s merits (agreeing 100%) with each other…I happened to mention how weird it was that you only ever see the “Black” Mirwood label variation and how the BLUE press that fits perfectly into the Mirwood colour-scheme just never turns up…

It doesn’t does it? - well rarely it does - so whilst taking an eye-full at tghe rarely seen “Blue” 1st. Press listen to the fabulous Northern Soul sparking from your speakers, as the eminent gathering of Sir Hank Graham, James Carmichael, Sonny Knight, James Scarborough & Robert McGlothin get to work.

Remembering the chance to match up your “Mirwood’s” into a line of “Blue Beauties” does not come along too often - besides that obvious statement listen to those two thumpin’ sides of Northern Soul and be grateful DJ’s like John Vincent are busy on archeological vinyl-digs..

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The winning bid was £ 101.00

Marion James

That's My Man

Snarling-Sister Nashville R&B Northern Soul at its scariest..!

The first note THUMPS and from there, on-in, it just gets more & more dacncefloor-persuasive, as this colossal Robert Holmes production takes everything to the limit and back again; Witness Marion James staking her claim to her man…. as the other girls are left in no doubt who that guy belongs to.

Northern Soul R&B could hardly be more potent, as squealing girls rubber-stamp Ms. James’s decree of ownership…She does say her man “Comes Home Late..” well, all I can say is “He’s A Brave Boy” facing this gal in the kitchen, would be some chilling prospect..

Undeniably R&B dance at it’s most compelling.. get on the dancefloor, or this demanding lady will be after you…

Condition of this seldom-seen rising star is just flawless..

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The winning bid was £ 299.00

Belita Woods

Magic Corner

Detroit Doyens this will be of interest to you - one of the Motor City most electrifying ladies with a studio cut 7” acetate of one of her best Northern Soul offerings..

Check out the clarity and razor-sharpness in this ladies cutting vocal. A vocal that won her the lead vocalist position in that fiery band “Brainstorm”. Fully appreciated only by those lucky enough to witness her live on stage, a vocal that is right up alongside any Sister voice you care to mention..

So very sad how such obviously superior singers never achieved worldwide recognition for talents. Belita Woods takes some beating, but no album to her credit and only infrequently solo recordings released.. Belita has got to be one of Soul Music’s lost opportunities..

“Magic Corner” is the perfect material to showcase her ease at delivering distilled passion on ever note..

This acetate is probably unique, gives up the purity of the direct cut from one Songbird I personally can’t get enough of.

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Yvonne Baker

You Didn't Say A Word

East Coast vinyl press PROMO copy of a timeless Wigan Casino anthem!

Two unusually clean labels, birth-sleeve.. a few light surface blemishes but nothing to offend the eye or show on the needle.. 

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Grand Prixs

Roar Of The Crowd / Lost Love

Billy Revis teams up with William Powell, Harry Caldwell & James Carmichael to craft two killer California vocal-group Northern Soul dancers.

With a gathering of that quality you’d expect something outstanding from the streets or Norwalk.. and that’s what you get.

I’ve always loved the 60s vocal-group Northern Soul more than any other facet. So many different groups, so many levels of competence, so many varying styles.. but Northern Soul is at it’s very best when group harmony vocals are woven into a dance-beat.

Top side has been a well established rare-want for several decades now, with never enough copies to go round, it is another strong dancer that has suffered a little from it’s own rarity. But today we need to look at the totally overlooked masterpiece of street-corner NS harmony, that lay hidden on the B-side..

LOST LOVE” well where have you been all my life.. everything I lust about a record, you have it.. Pedigree, obscurity, nativity, capability and most of all desire.. “Lost Love” has been “lost” to Northern Soul for far too long; why I’ve never taken notice of this potential big-ticketer before, is bemusing..

Take time, to absorb not one but TWO solid Northern Soul vocal-group winners, absolutely sodden in promise.. 

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Ronnie Hawkins And The Hawks

Southern Love (what-cha-gonna Do)

Mr. Dynamo!! Consistently crams everything possible into his performances, does Northern Soul POPCORN, and how!

Be patient as Ronnie’s Arkansas drawl grabs your attention, as he regrets the loss of his love of Shirley B. and just as you think this is gonna be some dreadful Elvis impression; Ronnie hits you, on a wave of soaring-haunting Girl vocals, male vocal group Doo-Wops and a wild twangy guitar solo….

NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU WANNA HATE IT - YOU JUST CAN’T…

Annoyingly so addictive all your prejudices melt under the weight of Mr. Hawkins easy-peazy style and the finger-clicking “Popcorn” arrangement… we are pretty sure the open-minded NS collector will be falling in love with a recording from a man who’s just got “It” and will perfectly understand why this distinctive session has enjoyed an NS underground cult appreciation for decades.

This 1959 British press with in sublime flawless condition, seldom seen for sale. 

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Megatons

Shimmy Shimmy Walk Part 1 & 2

From Memphis to Soho

In 1962 the prolific Memphis based Billy Lee Riley crafted this rattling Hammond driven R&B instrumental that 2 years later was picked up by relentless pursuant of USA recordings, London based Island Records.

Chris Blackwell & Guy Stevens had dedicated themselves to hunting down worthy USA R&B and Jamaican Ska to release. This obscure Memphis born instrumental, being a perfect candidate for the MOD clubs of the day.

The Willie Cobbs 1960 Chicago R&B anthem “You Don’t Love Me” inspired this Billy Lee Riley’s instrumental creation, that did well enough locally to earn itself a 1962 “Checker” release.

But before you today is The Megatons classic in its ultimate clothes, 1964 British SUE still inside an original company sleeve, with flawless vinyls. So without delay click the soundfile, to be catapulted back to mid-60s London and the clubs that reverberated to the USA R&B sound The Tiles, The Flamingo, The Scene etc. 

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Willie Tee

I'm Only A Man

Louisianan meets California and the result is spectacular!

Not only one of the greatest SOUL albums ever made, it is also one of the hardest to acquire; plus this elusive platter is in just stunning condition. Check out the New Orleans Prince Of Soul flexing his muscular talent under the skilled eyes of H. B. Barnum & David Axelrod.

Willie Tee’s ever emotional vocal is decorated throughout album with sweet Girl-Group choruses and a fully operational orchestra, captained by two of Los Angeles highest authorities on how to produce a real-deal Soul Session.

We have selected fully 6 recordings from this 11 track album, to give you a feel of what is on offer, whilst you’re enjoying Willie Tee consummate Soul vocal. But even after hearing the depth of quality with the 6 trailers. You cannot fully appreciate the full effect, listening to 33 minutes of Willie Tee cradled by a skillfully guided Orchestra has.

Just an awesome album, that is so hard acquire in this standard of condition.

Go on click the sample soundfile, you are in for treat!!

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Originals

Good Night Irene

Motown collectors read carefully - not many of you will be able to boast this oddity in your collection.

RED VINYL STOCK COPY!!

Killer Northern Soul a-side - the flip is entitled “Need Your Loving (Want You Back) but plays “Good Night Irene” both sides. Yes, totally weird and we have no explanation for it. There is a Red Vinyl promo of course which is far from common and highly sought-after by Motown completists. Bt a RED VINYL stock copy is another thing, and then not press the flip side as “titled” is quite baffling..

But the result is a VERY RARE Motown anomaly I cannot remember encountering before..

This week Motown offering is an eye-catching, Northern Soul stomping..conundrum.. you are unlikely to see again any time soon.

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Bobby Valentin

Bad Breath

You Got B B !!

As Latin invades the Northern Soul dancehalls yet again, on a very welcome renaissance with Joe Bataan, Harvey Averne, Bobby Valentin and gang. This novelty, is a tune that doesn’t leave your head very quickly…

The exquisite blending of jabbing horns, rattling Bongos, timed handclaps, quirky lyrics and enthusiastic group vocals is again sitting comfortably inside many a Jocks NS set.

No forgetting the venue where it all first became established within the ever-critical Northern Soul scene, Oxford Street’s “100 Club” broke fresh ground with tunes like this, that have not only stood the test of time; but are now with Manny Corchado - Pow Wow - a firm dancefloor favourite.. the Latin Boys are back…

bigger than ever..

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Spiritual Four

If You Think Your God Is Dead

Rare street level Memphis Soul, a currently very sought-after Funk infused Gospel dance 45!

A totally perfect blending of the three genres of Funk/Dance/Gospel with an impressive result as Otis Philips pulls everything together, ensuring the “Gospel” lyrics compliment, instead of diminishing the recordings “dance” status.

Vocally, quiet remarkable as the lead turns in a compelling performance whilst a relentless guitar pumps out the dance rhythm.

This is the style of the moment that is igniting “Rare-Soul” dancefloors worldwide, currently reverberating around all the upfront venues, spun by those elite DJ’s who are always seeking to push the dance-envelope.

Refreshing, powerful and essential fuel for the movement to march on.. 

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Johnny Angel

The Two Together / A Touch Of Venus

Those old-school British release collectors are finding it year on year more and more difficult to add to their collection; Many turning into serial “upgraders” to keep their enthusiasm burning.

But when an impeccable condition Red & White PROMO comes to market offering something different, we are guessing very few of these guys will own a copy. Because it’s “Popcorn” Northern Soul which has only become really fashionable with the DJ’s in relevantly recent times.

I’ve always adored these Belgium “Popcorn” grooves and when it lives on a Red & White British DEMO I love it even more.

Dirty, sulking, dark n’moody dance grooves are now so darn “In” as Northern Soul clubs push the criteria required for turntable drops..

Love this and it’s Dog-Rare! It’s Gorgeous and totally addictive!

We have soundfiled the flipside too, as there is a multitude of our members who just scramble for the impossible TEEN records.

But POPCORN you just can’t ignore the sound..

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Paul Smith

I'll Run / Ain't That Something

Two top-drawer Chicago Soul tunes, that have captured the imagination of all the varying Rare Soul scene worldwide. This listing is of course the 100% authentic original press.. beware of the New York repro press that can catch the unwary collector napping..repressed to meet the demand of “Island” scene.

We lead with the “Island Scene” preferred side, as it exhibits Beat Ballad Heaven at it’s most convincing. Silky smooth, seamless stroller of the very highest order, you can understand why the demand from “Island” stronghold in New York triggered a “repro” press.

Flip it over and you’re treated to concrete Northern Soul in the classic style, of Chicago as Johnny Haygood’s label again gives the collector a remarkable release to hunt…

Having said “Ain’t That Something” is purely-perfect Northern Soul; today in 2015 on the back of selected Sunday Pub Soul sessions, Facebook’s Beat Ballad Heaven, You Tube exposure “I’ll Run” we think has leapfrogged the stomper with carefully crafted “Soul-Bliss”, a true mid-tempo delight that is gracing the turntables where the “New Appreciation of NS” is taking place…

Carib Soul is one such place championing this style..

A two for the price of one - genuine 100% original first press

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Metrics

Wishes / I Found You

Two sides of distilled 60s vocal-group Rare Soul.

Superior and decidedly fabulous East Coast vocal-group Northern Soul on the highly coveted by sadly short-lived offshoot of the iconic CARNIVAL Records of New York. Imaginatively christened by label owner Joe Evans as he lived at 350 Chadwick Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

This eye-catching local label also boasted the slightly more possible to capture, Topics 45; But strangely nothing else. Leaving the CHADWICK label with an air of mystic, with both 45s being more than extra-special vocal-group recordings.

Again a case of there never being enough copies around, for it ever to become a Northern Soul classic, even though it has everything required to be one.. so if your a DJ looking for something to turn-heads, this will certainly do the trick..

Or if you’re a collector gathering up as many top quality seriously-rare vocal-group Soul 45’s, both sides of this disc deliver the characteristics we are all seeking..

Seldom if ever comes to market, and certainly never in this gleaming condition. this is not a listing to start stroking you chin over… but you knew that already..

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Sherrell Bros

The Price

Well this tune did snooze for a few decades in the obscurity of the world’s most-comprehensive Soul Collections,didn’t it. Limited to a few early doors spins; The Topic of intelligent bar stool conversations, forums or a quick play to the wife to vindicate why she hasn’t once been taken to a restaurant in the last 20 years.

It’s because you’ve invested all your spare money in rare Soul tunes with huge potential for the bigger-ticket. Well if you already own this disc, its time your lady experienced a KFC Bucket at a local beauty spot.. because like so many stand-out 45s before it, the Northern Soul scene, not before time, has give turntable-time to this superior recording.. and the hunt is on.

A NS rising star that needs catching ASAP

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Bill Brandon

The Streets Got My Lady / Tag Tag

When Moses Dillard does a session he does a proper no 1/2 measure job. BOTH sides of this genuine original press give up

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Brenda Lee Jones

You're The Love Of My Life

A listing especially aimed at those of you who seek out the rarest, best possible condition examples of Northern Soul Classics..

How about this pristine 1966 French press still hugging it’s birth sleeve.

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The O'jays

Soul Sounds

SOUL SOUNDS” title for this album has possibly gotta to be the biggest understatement to ever be a LP title!

SENSATIONAL SPECTACULAR SUCCULENT SOUL SOUNDS

captures the O’Jays in Detroit under the stewardship of PIED PIPER productions..

more later..

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Trini Lopez

Sinner Not A Saint

Perhaps an unlikely Northern Soul favourite? Well not really, when you look at the producer Roy Rodde, a man not unfamiliar with the random punchy R&B Northern Soul session.

He was responsible for two BIg Mama R&B juggernauts with Trini Lopez’s stable mates Jesse Mae & Marilyn Brown; so it seems natural when presented with an outrageous Shel Talmy composition, Mr. Rodde would make it shudder and shake.

One of this iconic music-provider Shel Talmy last creations before he left his native USA to embark on his legendary work for Decca in the UK.

So all the ingredients are there for an impressive recording to be born..all it needed was exposure, which was to come decades later in the form of an adventurous NS Jock, who with help from other R&B incline DJ’s made it one of the best-loved of all the off-the-wall Northern Soul choices in recent times.

This elusive 1962 Promo copy has two perfect labels and the vinyl an occasional light surface blemish, as you can see and hear it looks and plays totally clean.

This guaranteed floor-crammer doesn’t come to market in this form very often…

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P. P. Arnold

Everything's Gonna Be Alright + 3

Oh yes - stunning French 4 track EP giving up her greatest Northern Soul offering!

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Willie Tee

First Taste Of Hurt / Funky Funky Twist

Listen and absorb, some of the most effectual lyrics ever committed to a Soul 45. William Turbinton’s masterpiece was hidden away on the flipside of an OK Funky session; but will stand the test of time, as being the perfect example of the lost-art of writing poignant lyrics, that once heard will stay with you for life.

“Lost-Art” indeed, as today, whatever music genre you choose, the poetry of life has for me been been “lost”. It is words of this stirring standard that first drew me into Soul music as a kid..

This Old Heart Of Mine (Been Broke A Thousand Times) Is Weak For You… etc etc.

Enjoy, the simplistic piano intro, joined by controlled horn-caressing blows.. then Willie effortlessly giving up the Soul equivalent of Soul’s “William Blake”

“You Don’t Know What It Is, To Be Lonely”

“Oh No”

“You Don’t Know What It Feels,To Be Left All Alone… Girl”

“But Pretty Soon You’ll Be Grieving, Because I’m Leaving…”

“Baby, Get Ready, Get Ready, For Your First Taste Of Hurt..”

If I’m ever gonna take a verse of a song to the grave.. it will be this one.. because you cannot listen to Willie singing without feeling the extreme cocktail of despair, revenge and regret woven into one understated production.

NOTE: You are looking at the very RARE First press - You are listing to the seldom heard First Mix! and all in totally perfect condition. My biggest quandary this week was whether to auction my personal horrid condition DJing copy or to set free this totally flawless prize… The lyrics persuaded me, the listing needed to offer perfection - for such a perfect creation from the heart, that this Rare Record is…

Act accordingly.. you ain’t gonna meet another in this condition perhaps ever again..

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Lonnie Lester

You Can't Go / You Choose

The power of Northern Soul R&B saw us list this set-sale last month and it stay on the website for less than a day… those proper guaranteed spins that trigger dancefloor congestion, just fly off the shelves.

So when we got lucky this week and acquired a totally pristine copy we figure the auction may give the many of you who desperately want a chance of ownership..

No embellishments on the sheer devastating power Lonnie emits during Duane Johnson productions that insists you take to the dancefloor, we have all witness the wildebeest stampede whenever that long held Hammond note drones.. you don’t even have to wait for Lonnie despairing pleas.. but when that insane Sax break kicks it…you are reminded just how very special this urgently beseeching dancer really is…

One “angry tune” you can’t grow tired of hearing - so get yourself a MINT minus, pristine copy to cherish!

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Jim Gilstrap

When You Come Back Down

Sweet, Sweet ballad - Soulful stroller dripping with class…

The muted intro of a solitary drum beat glides into a bank of stings; you could be forgiven for thinking “The Sound Of Philadelphia” has just started pouring from your speakers. But no, this lush production is most likely a California session, from one of the Golden States most-prolific music-men Jerry Fuller, a lyricist & producer of renown; teaming up with the equally respected “name” of H. B. Barnum, as the pair pull heavily from 1974’s Philadelphia influences.

This session will spark the interest of those many “Sweet Soul” collectors who delight in the Philly Sound. Listen to what could easily have been Stan Watson, Thom Bell or Kenny Gamble at the controls ..

This disc is no certainly no easy find and fits perfectly into our “make it interesting” policy, as i don’t think many of you will have heard it before, and even less actually own a copy.

VINYL - Flawless LABELS - Perfect SLEEVE - Perfect

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Yvonne Vernee

It's Been A Long Time / Your Touch

There is something totally inevitable about the vision of a Detroit rarity in flawless condition..those chilling words “To Have And To Hold From This Day Forth..” are forcibly blocked from your mind..

This Daughter of Detroit has a most impressive singing CV especially under the Correc-Tone’s wing. The voice behind George Harrison’s choice to persuade The Beatles to record The Donays - Devil In His Heart - a Correc-tone recording.

Correc-tone was a label that could easily have rivaled the likes of Motown; as their stable of talent included the likes of William Mickey Stevenson, Sonny Sanders, Wilson Pickett, Don Juan Mancha, Gino Washington, Robert Bateman, Richard Popcorn Wylie, Theresa Lindsey etc. all passed through the door of 9031 12th Street, Detroit on a regular basis…

Yvonne on this occasion is guided by William Mickey Stevenson and gives up a fabulous Motownesque screaming dancer, drenched in every characteristic of the 60s Motor City era.

But it’s on the flipside when you hear the real depth of Yvonne’s “Soul” as she delivers on searing harmony ballad, backed by an uncredited gathering of girls.. Harmony collectors consider this side a very special recording indeed..

Yvonne of course later filled the vacancy left by Saundra Mallett within the Elgins and deservedly became a Motown artist..

Vocally Yvonne Vernee was one Significant Soul Sister who was undoubtedly under recorded as these two “saturated in Soul” sessions will confirm…

VINYL - Flawless LABELS - Perfect

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Lola Sands

To Whom It Concern (i'm In Love)

Put Leonard Jewel Smith & Miles Grayson in the same studio… our expectations will obviously be high!! So check out this 1966 Los Angeles slab of Northern Soul, and witness how it shimmers with everything we associate with these two craftsmen of the Northern Soul sound!

It was good to read, this rarity received a recent spin at Newton Aycliffe’s Sanctuary Of Northern Soul; “The RAFA Club” never a place where DJ’s hesitate to drop a surprise or ten and I’m betting Ian Shoulder received an appreciative ripple of applause when the needle hit the deadwax… great play Ian.

Killer girl Northern Soul that has been underplayed for decades (maybe suffering from it’s own scarcity), even though the collectors have always actively pursued ownership. Our data confirms we only encounter a copy on average one copy every 5 years. So do not dither when a near perfect copy presents itself..

If a few more of the up-front DJ’s start start airing it, there is only one way the value of this beauty is gonna go… especially in this premier condition…

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Johnny Summers

I'm Still Yours / Prove It To Me

Total Northern Soul classic, harking back to the halcyon days of Dave Thorley’s inspiring “Top Of The World” all niter at Stafford. Who’s reunions are to this day are anticipated with mouth-watering relish, as the club broke the “Northern Soul” mold.

Although this California creation unfold on a wave a shrill girls and impressive horns…

More later..

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Gloria Walker

You Hit The Spot Baby / Walking With My New Love

Authentic ORIGINAL first press of this angry slab of Sister NOrthern Soul that has been detonating dancefloors all over Europe with the persuasive cocktail of PMT deliver vocal, dirty-filthy suggestive Sax blowing and unrelenting guitar strumming firing the dance-rhythm home..

Total dance, perfectly fitting into today’s Rare-Soul tastes ..

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Johnny Sayles

My Love's A Monster / Never Let Me Go

Especially aimed at those of you seeking to acquire their Northern Soul classics in their significantly rarer form..

White DEMO of this Catacombs Anthem is one listing that will make the old-school collerctors armed with te knowledge this PROMO is rarely if ever encountered.

and looks so cool!

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Don Charles

I've Got Everything I've Got You

Don Charles is one of Britain’s “lost” talents, although well know to the serious British Soul collectors for his fabulous version of Ray Pollard’s “The Drifter”. But this silky smooth Beat-Ballad remains off most everyone’s radar at it’s rarity since 1968 has never diminished.

A British flipside that has ghost like passed by us all, until recently shock waves rumbled through the UK Soul collecting fraternity. When at a huge set sale price from a respected dealer alerted everyone, that this 45 needed a listen.

Afterall Don is no stranger to the “Soul” Sound as already mentioned “THe Drifter” he did a killer take on; Ben E. King’s “Hermit Of Misty Mountain” was a good ‘un. Having said that I know of no other version of this song, that Don Charles produced himself. Borrowing the opening bars from it seems an obscure big production at it starts like a “Brill Building” staple.

Don’s easy-experience style lends perfectly to the mushrooming arrangement that swells to a crescendo, leaving you in no doubt that the eye-watering price tag it recently carries is fully justified.

Classy, British made - Beat-Ballad Heaven !

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Monica

Freedom

Wally Osbourne crafts a racing Philly FUNKER with the power set the place alight!

Monica Burruss grabs a hold, as the prolific Wally-O takes the Richie Havens classic “Motherless Child” …deconstructs, reassembles adding fuel-injected horns and a totally crazed wah-wah guitarist; arranger Billy Brock impressively pulls the whole session together, into a melting Pot of Philly Funk!

Love the label, Wally Osbourne has provided some real winners on his label, add this one to the list. Tricky to acquire and this copy is flawless..

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