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Roy Hamilton

The Dark End Of The Street C/w One Hundred Years

An head-turner!

We have talked about the fastidious dedication of Dave Godin many times within these over the years. So lets talk about it again! A man who went the extra mile to craft lasting label and sleeve art for all his releases. A man who chose every title, A side and B with great care, usually driven by his own personal taste which as we all know was impeccable.

That vision of temptation staring back at you today, is only a small part of the legacy this British Soul pioneer left the serious record collector. Two hand picked sides and 60s pop-art at it’s most inspiring.

On this release Dave gives the UK Soul fan a taste of one of the last century’s greatest vocals, guided in Memphis by two of Chelsea Avenue’s most prolific studio creators.

Top sides is a killer version of the timeless Deep Soul James Carr anthem, the flipside showcasing a gargantuan vocal just strolling at ease with a simplistic but highly effective arrangement. In true Roy Hamilton style he gently builds layer upon layer until by the end you have fallen for his consummate ultra-silky velvet tonsils.

This 45 is the coming together of many people at the top of their game, Dave Godin of course being one of them.

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Ray Pollard

Wanderlust C/w This Is No Laughing Matter

Absolutely his most elusive 45

Raising the question, why this New Yorker has never lifted itself up along side his iconic United Artist 45’s is a mystery, other than it being a damn challenging disc to find.

Take a listen to this Jimmy Radcliffe & Buddy Scott composition formulated by Bert “Super-hits” DeCoteaux, quite a combination of N.Y’s finest merging.

Click the soundfile and become aware of a potential Giant could begin to stir.

The seasoned vocal wades into the horn intro, our favourite man is in conquering form; Whether he’s booming low, purring or growling to destroy the high notes this man has the consummate Soul voice… but the highlight has got to be Bert’s insertion of a team of squawking Sisters resounding around the session. Them gals are so Northern, so very potent it elevates this great song yet another notch.

Brilliant!! a word we don’t use very often - but it truly is - so let’s get back to the first question I asked..because I know at this moment you’re asking it too.

PS the flipside showcases Ray’s superior vocal perfectly…

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Russell Byrd

Hitch Hike Part 1 & 2

Condition is KING!!

Fully 50 years old and unplayed until the sound file was lifted.

SUE upgraders look no further for the finality of owing WI-305

nuff said..

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Carol Friday

Everybody I Know C/w Wasted Days

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Tommy Ridgley

My Love Gets Stronger

Everybody’s favourite and a Stone-Cold classic!

From the vinyl wastelands of New Orleans-

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Cynthia & The Imaginations

Hey Boy (i Love You) C/w Love Is Real

Some of us never learn… do we?

A close friend of mine fell madly in love with a telesales girl’s voice, when he eventually went on a date with her, shockingly to find she only just fitted into the front seat of his Mini and had an epic Tug O’ War tussle to get her out again..

Well as you’d expect, Ive learned nothing from my friends experience because I’m head over heels for this lady’s voice, Cynthia you’ve made my toes curl up!!

So delightfully delicious Detroit, I’m swooning in anticipation as to what the flip may bring.. as I wait for Dale Warren & Ernest Burt’s innovative echo-chamber intro; the Siren that is Cynthia, does not fail us..and clarity returns as her Angelic vocal cuts the air again.

Innovative it may be - but the side that grabs you “deep” is the searing “Hey Boy” I have no hesitation in proclaiming it as one of the finest Detroit Sister tunes ever recorded…but I would say that wouldn’t I …

I’m In Love…with that voice

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Billboard

1968 Soul Special

A window into USA Soul music industry of 1968.

Rammed, packed full with colourful company adverts. Bio’s, Label stories. Label addresses, telephone numbers, contact names. Oh my word what could a young pioneering Brit done with that info at his fingertips in the late 60s.

There are fully 68 essential browsing and reading material to adsorb, we’ve only got space for 3 inside covers, we’ve chosen a snippet of some of the eye-catching independent record company ads.

A recording can take you back to recall any period of your life, but I found browsing though this magazine, an aching-need to go back in time and start searching for records all over again.

Totally fascinating read - artist pictures are stunning but the record company full page adverts are my favourite - I’m thinking and need another copy of this magazine, so i can go gets these beauties framed. 

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Marvelettes

Please Mr. Postman C/w So Long Baby

Condition, Condition, Condition!

You serial British Motown upgraders you won’t be chasing another copy of this so near perfect 1961 UK release.

The record that cemented Brian Holland’s indispensable talents to Motown but allowed his long-term partner Robert Bateman to take up work with various different labels; a huge seller in the USA but not England as it was before “Motown” was a recognized record label in the UK. In fact Fontana ignore all links with no reference to Motown or Jobette Music anywhere on the label.

With hardly any sign of handling or play of this 53 year old artifact, we’d advice the TMG OCD committed to perfection; you’ll be very, very hard pushed to find a finer one.

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Jeanie Tracy

Making New Friends C/w Tripping On The Sounds

Oh yes top drawer Oakland, California jazzy dance soul.

The last time we listed this highly hunted Holy-Platter a bidding Dog-fight ensued of the likes we’ve not experienced to often.. as real dust raiser.

But who could blame the enthusiasm, this 45 is after all, a long-standing out-of-reach Rare-Soul trophy with a very impressive scarcity provenance. When would another come to market?

Marvin Holmes’s all too short lived Bay Area label consistently distributed exquisite recordings, with this example being the best his Oakland based machine made. Horns lead the way for Jeanie’s jerky jazzed up vocal to glide through an uplifting arrangement. Shrill girls join the party as the lead vocal hits several intense peaks with consummate ease..

SEXY very SEXY soulful dance with a huge reputation..

But do not overlook the pumping slab of Sister-Funk that lay hidden on the flipside - it is already emerging as a candidate to rise high on the play lists of the New-Breed NS funk Jocks… you cannot ignore those horns…

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The winning bid was £ 1,473.00

Inspirations

Your Wish Is My Command C/w I'll Take A Chance On You

RARE Northern Soul classic and just darn awesome!

Top side booms out the very best Chicago vocal-group Northern Soul you could ever dream of hearing, whilst the flipside is considered a Soul-harmony Grail.

The most important aspect of this listing however, is two perfect labels and vinyl to match. So stunningly clean, we doubt if we’ll ever surpass this offering on all round condition.

So click the sound file, we’ll let “The Inspirations” do the rest of the talking…

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The winning bid was £ 1,073.00

Pulse

Pulse

Wanna hear some killer horns to make ya’dance?

Check out this, so tough to find late 70s New York indie, offering 8 tracks of Soul-Dance & Boogie. Most of which never enjoyed 45 or 12” release.

We’ve pulled 3 tracks from side one all shimmering dancers with “Sunshine” the standout track & “It’s A New Day” showcasing closely knitted harmonies surfing strong upbeat dance rhythms. With first track on the album “Middleman” blasts off the album with rampaging horns, violent drums race along with a booming vocal pulling it all together.

Flip it over all tracks are upbeat, frantic total high-octane dance music we chose “Down Right Nasty” for the file but it could have been any of them. Fully 4 belting dancers on the flip alone.

One of he great 70s dance albums ever made, benefiting from skilled horn playing and Rodney Brown’s guitar rhythms..

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The winning bid was £ 357.00

Larry Williams & Johnny Watson

Too Late C/w Two For The Price Of One

Hoy!

Hey Mr. Watson, Listen To What the Lady told me!

Said Larry I’m Sorry I Gotta Go

‘cause I Found Me A New Love That I love More

I Know That Must Have Been A Bitter Pill For You To Take

Sure Was Man!

It’d Make Your Poor Heart Wanna Break

This Is What Told Her..

You And You’re New Love Keep On Keeping On

I Know That Loving Feeling Is Gone..

TOO LATE!!! TOO LATE!!

and later the greatest lyric line in a soul record ever sung..

“I Don’t Need No Woman - To Help Me Starve To Death..!”

They just don’t make music in this league any more… THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!!!

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The winning bid was £ 236.00

Ronnie & Robin

As Long As You Lovbe Me (i'll Stay)

In short - simply one of THE most popular Northern Soul floorpackers of the moment..

Here it is, as an eye-catching White Demo original.

Click the soundfile not just to be catapulted back to 1974 when this was one of the Northern Soul scenes most wanted. But to be rocketed forward to the forthcoming NS events of 2014, when this tune will be the starting gun for the dancefloor crush.

So popular! Can you do an oldies set without this guaranteed to remove bums of seats…spin.

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The winning bid was £ 284.00

Little Jerry Williams

Just What Do You Plan To Do About It C/w Baby You're My Everything

This week two British offerings come from one of Britain’s most desired labels.

Jerry Williams one of Northern Soul’s eternal heroes for his “If You Ask Me (Because I Love You) and for his mistake twang in highly pitched emotional voice. Expressive delivery is Jerry’s trademark, invariably accompanied by full orchestra backing using all manner of instruments to fill the atmosphere.

We’ve started with catchy dance side, stabbing horns prompt proceedings as Jerry is off and running flexing those wondrous tonsils whilst unobtrusive girls purr in the background, just great but neglected Northern Soul.

The Beat Ballad side Jerry starts his journey of moving tributes to his wife Yvonne; with “Baby You’re My Everything” laying the foundations for his greatest moment that was just two more releases away. Next he did the staggering “Baby Bunny (Sugar Honey)” each time building another layer to his huge productions until he gave birth to “If You Ask Me”

A massive talent, totally at home with the rich big production..

Ooh the music was so good, I almost forgot to mention this listing is a gorgeous, irresistible 1965 British WHITE DEMO!

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The winning bid was £ 110.00

Jackie Forrest

Show Me How To Love

How many oldies Dj’s can boast of having and original press of this in their box.

So very, very seldom comes to market, this simultaneous Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier favourite, has remained Unicorn-Rare for near 4 decades now.

For those of you intent on amassing all the NS Classics from the golden days of the seventies, that these two legendary clubs played. You will find this classic one of the very, very tough ones to snare. In flawless condition, still sitting snugly in it’s birth-sleeve - near impossible.

Click the soundfile to be taken back to the days of Jeanette Harper, Rain, Muriel Day, Susan Coleman styled sweet girl vocal grooves, were the order of the day.

This is CASINO!!! and THE PIER revisited.

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The winning bid was £ 299.00

Spencer Wiggins

What Do You Think About My Baby C/w Love's Crime

One for the serious seeker of rare 45s by Soul Music’s most revered artists. Spencer Wiggins one of Memphis’s greatest sons with his first solo 45. Totally Dog-Rare and it offers potent horn driven Northern Soul one side and bluesy Deep Soul on the other,

Immortalized on his vast CD compilations courtesy of Ace/Kent determination to bring his talents to the wider audience …but very few own his the complete vinyl works.

For his debut solo 45 on this highly regarded seldom-seen off shot of the Goldwax label. Mr. Wiggins teams up with Isaac Hayes & Gene Bowlegs Miller and delivers a powerful statement of intent. Relentless Northern Soul that has yet to grace NS turntables with any consistency and utterly perfect for the “Big Hall” R&B orientated dance events.

Having said that, this 45 perhaps more importantly marks the birth of a great solo artist after honing his rasping vocal in his formative years with several Memhis based Gospel Groups.

Rare and essential if you’re serious about owning and completing “The Greats” or you just wanna rip a dancefloor up..?

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The winning bid was £ 108.00

Ray Pollard

The Drifter C/w Let Him Go (and Let Me Love You)

THE voice of 60s New York guided by the highly industrious pairing of Gerry Granahan & Arnold Goland, a duo who were behind so many great East Coast 60s recordings.

To have a vocalist of Ray Pollard’s stature standing before them in the studio, must have been a thrill. THen give the team the fabulously stirring lyrics of Bob Feldman, Jerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer you know something special is about to be born.

It is no accident the greatest songs and performances are crafted, it takes a fusion of stand-out talent to achieve it.

This offering is of course one of the most-immense Beat-Ballads ever crafted, it sits deep in the heart of all Northern Soul fans..it is after all peerless Soul.

Click the soundfile and let the “team” and Ray’s prodigious voice do all the talkin’…

ownership is imperative..isn’t it

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The winning bid was £ 461.00

Tamla Motown Revue

The Tamla Motown Show

To celebrate EMI’s 1965 launch of the UK Tamla Motown with TMG501 all the way from HITVILLE U.S.A. came the Motor Town Revue. (see scan)

This historical 8 program carries adverts for the record releases Album & Ep’s Bio’s and great artist pics on The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder & Earl Van Dyke. plus EMI take the opportunity to promote their own R&B man George Fame and his Blue Flames who come into the tour after Martha Reeves leaves the stage.

We have only once before auction this program, and that copy was nothing like the pristine condition this example is.

Near 50s year old and looks cleaner than most copies would have looked the day after the concert.

If you love te history of the Soul scene this program is crucial ..

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Turner Bros

Running In The Rain C/w Let's Go Fishing

Oh so right for today…

…as Northern Soul embraces retro Funk. Sparking euphoric recall of high-stacked hair perms, blazing flares, floppy hats, platform shoes this overlooked Indianapolis flipside has snoozed of the reverse of a “Soul Essence” classic for too long.

Wake up to a perfect example of evocative street-Funk! Jetting us back to “Black Belt Jones” “Police Story” “Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song” “Starsky and Hutch” …this is no “Silver Lady”.. this in in-your-ear Dance-Funk with stabbing horns, classy jazzy keyboard weaving, then a glorious wave of trumpets lifts this instrumental onto a different level; an innovative slow-drag mini-interval, then with perfect timing it detonates back into character..damn good FUNK

This is gonna stir a few DJ’s and impress all dancers smitten by the 70s retro awareness it ignites.

Flip it back, for a deliciously rolled out soulful mid-tempo that has sat high in minds of the appreciative attenders of those windswept weekends in April. Where a gentle dancefloor rare-soul sway is the order of the day, as it “mellows” down at certain times.. only to be shook back into life by a Gavin Page “bomb”

Two great sides, one we feel with huge potential to impress and again elevate this rare 45 into “most-wanted” status.

Street FUNK at it’s most impressive - plus a Soulful Stepper at it’s most refreshing.. what’s not to crave?

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The winning bid was £ 177.00

Johnny Monday

Don't Put The Hurt On Me

The former 80’s cover-up Jack Montgomery “Silly Rumours”* that has in the hearts of the dedicated crowd that kept teh Northern Soul scene running through that sparse attendance decade - when marriage, children and jail got in the way of the most important thing in life.. NS music!

There is no mention of who the male-vocal group backing on the fabulous example Texas Northern Soul but they elevate this Tex-Mex brass bolstered mid-tempo into the top-drawer as the blend of “Johnny’s” expressive vocal, those Mariachi-influenced trumpets and the rich male group harmony chorus, knit together into one velvety dance groove.

This 45 on it’s inception to Northern Soul turntable could easily without a raised eyebrow been covered up as The Volumes, Monorays, Servicemen or what vocal-group jumped to mind..

Single artist credit, but essentially a truly fine vocal group offering.. that only occasionally comes to market.

  • Tony Smith

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The winning bid was £ 210.00

Delrays Incorporated

Destination Unknown

Distinctive intros..

This Cleethorpes Pier/Winter Gardens anthem has one of those unique beginnings that had the crowd springing to their feet on the first note. From the era of the mid 70s when the Northern Soul DJ sets were expanding into a funkier atmosphere.

Funny that, as once again the enterprising Northern Soul scene goes full circle bringing this style forward to a solid position of “In” sound of this time. But this 45 is so much more than just flavour-of-the-month.

Collectors of the original first presses will know this is so very hard to acquire as the genuine article. True soul fans will be swooning at the superior lead vocal delivering a tortured performance after the placid cymbal stroking intro and the decidedly subtle Wah-wah licks.

The dancers would soon learn that this calm before the storm would explode into a whirlpool of falsetto harmony backing, potent horns, and ear-piercing heights the lead would reach for. Then the tranquil intro returns on the last few turns of this Miami masterpiece.

PERFECT!

100% original first press, other than two light marks on the Deep Soul flipside surface, this 45 is impeccable… as is Willie Clarke’s direction.

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Ty Karim & George Griffin

Keep On Doin'whatcha' Doin' C/w Catch Action

Rare Californian 8.00 minute 12” version from the Queen of Los Angeles Soul!

Flawless 1980 press still in shrink wrapping and we believe played only once, for the making of the soundfile attached..

This highly regarded “Diva” sadly recorded so little through the 70s and 80s but lost none of her powerful presence. On this LONG VERSION version her voice lifts this dance tune every time she lets loose with her matchless voice, calming delivered, exacting and rippling with explosive power.

Note: condition could hardly be finer

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Soul City

Everybody Dance Now C/w Who Knows

Imagine in 1966 being in one of the 100’s of Music-curious MODS who frequented the Twisted Wheel, The Scene, The Mojo, The Beachcomber, The Night Owl etc etc. Well almost every English city had Soul allnighter by the time the glorious year of ‘66 kicked in.

So imagine finding this on a market stall, shop cut out bin or more likely special ordered off a Record Mirror review or the new release sheets.

SOUL CITY - EVERYBODY DANCE NOW - would just scream BUY ME

as would the Cameo Parkway label. But they deleted 45s so quickly in the 60s, if you were not an out-of-the-box record collector or 45 forager this beauty would have passed you by and taunted you for the rest of the 60s as DJ’s flaunted it on those Niter turntables.

But in our haste to secure and play the thumpin’ Northern Soul 45s that rattle dancefloor we overlook some real masterpieces which “WHO KNOWS” on the flip certainly is. Drenched in emotion, dripping with soul and rippling with anguish; a finer down-beat experience would be hard to match.

Again the music has took my thoughts away from the fact this listing is a flawless, 1966 British rarity and a MOD / Wheel timeless classic in flawless condition through out.

Check out “Who Knows” today it is my fave tune!

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Various Artists

Detroit Gold Volume Two

STILL SEALED!

includes The Volumes - I Ain’t Gonna Give You Up

Plus a whole raft of other impressive KAREN Recording.

30 years old and still sealed - all sound files wre lifted from the opened copy we have in stock.

This listing is especially for those collectors addicted to own their vinyl is “as good as it can be” condition..

Read back to cover - for contents and click sound file for quality.

If you just want to own those 15 tracks to play we have a copy on the website. MINT

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Maurice Mccormick

15 Minutes C/w Reeall Deeal

Highly sought after San Francisco indie 12” in PERFECT condition.

Rico Tee’s 80s label “Solid Smoke” was dedicated to his first love Soul Music; but also turned a few surprise releases this one being one of them; With both sides pumping out 80s searing dance music delivered by a booming throaty vocal.

This is “Boogie” at it’s most imperative.

Flip it over it’s veers away from Boogie headlong into Soul; blaring horns add depth and style, with the fearless vocal again belting it out. An insane sax-break seals the “Reeall Deeall”

Two potent dancers, in astonishing “as new” ciondition. Until we lifted the impressive sound sample this disc was virgin-unplayed. Both labels are “as new” also.

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Combinations

I'm Gonna Make You Love Me C/w The Goddess Of Love

The unsung genius of Georgia Soul Man Tee Fletcher again breaks surface with this his ultimate Norther Soul rarity.

Like all Tee Fletcher’s soul offerings, this too is a thoroughly exhilarating Northern Soul dance experience. Soak up the atmosphere as the lead vocal joyrides on a raft of horns, and his teammates support the session with rich harmony choruses.

THIS IS JUST PERFECT NORTHERN SOUL!!

Ironically so many “perfect” NS tunes are stubbornly RARE this one being insanely difficult to secure, currently only residing in the World’s top rare soul collections and a few Top DJ boxes.

So instantly impressive is this rarity, I had completely forgotten this disc actually hides another killer on the flipside. Down a tad in pace but still decorated in all the same irresistible qualities that brew truly stand-out NS tunes, again a lush vocal-group experience.

Two fabulous sides that have been, for most just a far away dream for ownership.

Condition is utterly FLAWLESS!

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Phil Terrell

Love Has Passed Me By C/w

It is no accident that this label consistently crafted the finest 60s and 70’s soul the East Coast could provide. The driving force behind Carnival Records had already served his time playing saxophone with some the most respected Jazz bands, later backing up on stage some of the USA’s biggest artists and even having a spell with Motown as a Choker Campbell band member.

All that previous experience stood Joe in a good place to move Carnival up into becoming the premier Soul label of the metropolitan area. Boasting such groups as the Manhattans, Topics etc. The Carnival family blossomed, here is one of The Manhattans close buddies with the 2nd of two 45s he released.

Rippling with the Joe Evans trademark feelgood dance factor, enriched by a purring uncredited vocal group harmony back-up (Manhattans?) this is pure Northern Soul at it’s slickest.

But I also adore the overlooked flipside that seems to incorporate the whole Carnival household. A dreamy mid-tempo groove with Phil’s aching vocal cradled by the same responsive male vocal group and Carnival girls (The Lovettes) building layer after layer of divine Soulfulness. A standout stroller augmented by Joe’s ingenious use of strings & trombone..BRILLIANT

Two stunning sides from a label where we’ve come expect everything to be exceptional… this is, twice over!

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The Dogs

Soul Step C/w Don't Try To Help Me

Wanna be rocketed back to the halcyon days of The Pier or The Casino when the instrumental was King! When records of this calibre you would have been willing to pay a month’s wages to own. When DJ’s had a swagger on stage, knowing hardly anyone else on the rostrum would be able to eclipse you…rare then, even rarer now!

I know I “Treasured” my copy once secured, cause we knew it was a floorpacker.. This tune has always been out-of-reach not only for the reason of whoever owns a copy is mighty reluctant to part but also partly for the fact that the vocal side is highly sought 60s garage/punk that today fits well with the MODS as well as the USA devotees to the Garage sound.

Again two stand out sides on one disc - seldom if ever comes to market…so click the soundfile and catapult ya’self back the ‘76 and those two steaming temples of Northern Soul..

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Deloris Ealy & The Kenyattas

Kenyatta's In Your Town C/w How I Wish You Were Mine

The admired California Funk Diva at her most overpowering!!

Movement inducing horns prompt Miss Ealy’s snarling vocal into a defiant tone, her mood becoming increasingly aggressive as the record develops; Her huge presence hooks into the rhythm, as she struts her way through with attitude and determination. Diva FUNK does not get any more potent than this flipside offering. As her and her girl-group backing ladies rip into the lyrics delivering total dancefloor essentials by the lorry load.

This is Street Level FUNK at it’s most-convincing!

The other side the company lead with, will please those of you who appreciate Soul-Crossover dance.. as the laid back mid-tempo again showcases Deloris’s impressive control backed this time with a more controlled Soulful horn arrangement.

Two great sides - one elusive disc!

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James Bounty

Prove Yourself A Lady

Every week we try and keep those of you lusting after the real-deal Northern Soul classics in the finest possible condition, satisfied.

This weeks offering has again never encountered a Northern Soul turntable before, with the stock copy labels and the vinyl a strong immaculate Mint -.

This Golden Torch anthem that has been repro’d several times and causing some confusion as to what the genuine article looks like, especially when it comes to purchasing the promo copy. So no confusion with the STOCK copy presented here, with the label proudly showing off four different colours within the intricate “Compass face” design.

A gleaming copy, you could hardly hope for a better one, so click the sound file to be beamed back to 1972/73 to the All-nite amphetamine-driven dance scene to ogle the back-drops, front-drops, spins and all manner of acrobatics records of this calibre ignited, as early as the first 3 notes.

To find this almost virgin copy in 2014 is very pleasing indeed. 

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The Saints

I'll Let You Slide C/w Love Can Be

This 45 has been the preserve of only the very top DJs for over three decades now. First gracing one of the 80s finest Soul collections as yet another Soul Bowl discovery; But surprisingly came back onto the market when top DJ Grahame Ellis decided to call it a day and part with his incomparable accumulation of rare soul dance 45s.

It was then raised up into cult-status by none other than “Butch”; since those heady days, the DJs who have supported it since, reads like a who’s who of Rare Soul Philosophers. Arthur Fenn, Dave Rippoles, Dave Welding… but to underline it’s serve-rarity, it is a disc that has also eluded the likes of such NS Royalty as Soul Sam etc.

So check out what all the fuss is about this North Carolina “impossible” is all about - and immerse yourself into slick vocal-group rare-soul unusually driven by intricate guitar licks and cymbals - no smash, bang wallop arrangement, no blaring horns battling with the super-smooth vocals for supremacy, just superlative creamy vocals whipping up a silky upper-class rare soul dancer.

So good is the a-side, again the flipside has been overlooked by some collectors..the flip I feel is only an hares-breadth away from being every note as good.

A double-helping of “thinking man’s” Northern Soul at it’s absolute finest… with a second to none pedigree.

TOTAL CLASS AIN’T IT!

Current bid: £ 818.00

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Cody Black

I Am Particular C/w I Will Give You Love

Serious about Detroit Soul?..then you most probably don’t own this extremely difficult to find 45 from one of Northern Soul’s most-beloved of artists.

The rarely if ever heard, unless you frequent the legendary “DIG DEEPER” in Brooklyn, New York where Top World Jocks DJ Honky & Michael Robinson flaunt their extreme rarities to a most appreciative crowd one a month. Topside is a typical Mike Hanks session; a frantic drum-propelled Motor City stomper, ideal for the sets of the aforementioned ,with those extra-psyched-up girls yelping a shrill chorus backing, as Cody uses all his vocal-prowess to keep pace.

Flip it over for a lush mostly “unknown” Northern Soul stepper, again incorporating those impressive Sisters adorning Mr. Black’s easy going crooning. Subtle trumpets build up the session for the ladies to interrupt at all the right times…Magical Michigan!

Only Detroit provides the collector with this style of chopping dance-beat, shrill girls for the skilled vocal to walk through. Blindfolded you would know it’s the Motor City, it is just saturated in all that the era cultivated..

Sadly now a lost-art, never to return - seek ownership of all this style as soon as you can…on real-rarities like this example, the price is only going one way..

Current bid: £ 25.00

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Sir Joe Quarterman & Free Soul

Sir Joe & Free Soul

Considered one of tghe greatest FUNK album ever made, the sample soundfile will only go a tiny way of exposing what lies in the grooves of this monster ahead-of-it’s-time session that achieved sadly hardly any sales.

This is the excruciatingly Original 1973 Gatefold sleeve presented Album in super-flawless condition.

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Roosevelt And The Seven C's

Black Cat C/w We Were Always Sweethearts

Very rare version of Brian Auger’s classic hammond trip; backed up with a lush Northern Soul crossover stroller. Two contrasting but fabulous sides.

“Black Cat” leads with a audacious Hammond scything through to collide with searing trumpets blasts, the perfect intro for the gnarled lead vocal to pick up the baton and run with the compelling Funky dance rhythm, hurtling towards an unparalleled trumpet solo bringing in a Wah-Wah guitar assistance as the production adds layer after layer of pure attitude.. Killer version of an already fabulous tune..

Flipping it over the horns become attractively lazy and the hammond’s easy flow glides the song along, the lead vocal mellows but that trumpet again paints a picture for those who appreciate classy street-level craftsmanship..

Rarely seen for sale and again offering “Two For The Price Of One” value..

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Deletts

What's The Use C/w Look At Me

The long overdue reemergence of this spectacularly-sexy double-helping of Sister-Northern has started to happen!

Legendary Wigan Casino & Samantha’s resident John Vincent knows a sleeping Goliath when he hears one; as does highly regarded DJ Ian Gellatly who are both currently featuring this 45 in their sets.

The only problem for them being, which side to drop the arm on. I change my mind every time I play it…which side do you prefer?… difficult choice.

The side Blue Rock led with is an atmospheric mid-pace delight shimmering with class and purpose..just adore it, the pace being dead-right for todays discerning dancer.

Flip it over for a turbo-charged real-deal classic style stomper, relentless and destructive; an acrobat-inducing proper Northern Soul floor-destroyer.

For the discerning NS collector, it will not only be the two-for-one enticement that draws you to this rarity, it will also be the flawless condition. Another escapee from that lifelong file only collection we keep raiding..

You will not find a finer copy - or indeed to finer Girl-Sound Northern dancers back to back.

Current bid: £ 77.00

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Ice Productions

I Do I Do(wanna Love You) C/w Holiday Of You

How did this vocal group dance groove slip pasted us all in the 70s?

D.I.Y. Oakland, California tight mover that Bob Cattaneo never picked up on (Bob was the master at the finding and promoting the Bay Area Soul new release to the Brits.) But also a Sweet Soul aficionado with few equals at the time.

1976 Oakland rare-soul dancer that briefly turned up very sparse numbers about 5 years ago. To be gobbled up by a fewforward thinking collectors/DJs. Today it has disappeared back into the totally obscurity it originally emerged from.

The dance sides is a rippling fusion of synth, rhythmic drum beats and soaring harmony vocals that call and answer throughout the whole session. Vocals bounce off each other as some slick verbal-volleyball glides on a raft of a convincing mid-tempo stepper-style arrangement - those vocals knit so completely tight, leaving you thinking - these guys are good.. but wait till the Sweet Soul flipside hits ya!

Turn it over - and slip in an abyss of silky vocals, which you could be easily forgiven for assuming you’re listening to the Delfonics, The Manhattans, Dranmatics, Originals etc. or any top-drawer male gathering.. this really is one delicately-delicious example of sweet soul.

The lead vocals seamlessly inter-change in tone & depth, a particularly sharp falsetto cuts like a knife. THe oohing and cooing is silky smooth drifting on a air of ease and self-assurance, then the so flirtatiious “get naked” rapping calmly stolls in.. total KILLER!

Two fabulous tunes “lost” “found” and then “lost” again.. with potential just dripping from whatever side you drop into..

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Appointments

I Saw You There C/w Keep Away

Spinning this tune has quite taken my breath away..as goose-pimples and raised hairs take over my being..

In short - one of THE most-wanted Northern Soul records on Planet Earth.

Exasperatingly RARE! perched at the top of top DJ’s wish-lists for literally decades and decades.

So listen why this Gene Redd creation is held is such mythical regard, dare we say, true Holy Grail status. We think so, and not only because this is absolutely the style that gets you hooked into pursuing the impossibles.

..the flipside although completely overshadowed by “I Saw You There” is also an highly-prized Northern Soul, but paling in significance as most all other NS 45’s do, when compared to this monumental masterpiece of vocal-group dance Soul.

Current bid: £ 3,107.00

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Salvadors

Stick By Me Baby

A thing of startling beauty.. St. Louis Group with the Northern Soul Holy Grail that is the “heavy-weight” original FIRST PRESS!

You are now viewing the very pinnacle of Northern Soul collecting.. Universally considered the greatest piece of pure vocal-group Northern Soul ever crafted.

You’re on your feet at the very first note, adrenaline-stoked before the first blast of brass, heart pounding as you join the floor to the building, brooding, intense pleading vocal standing above the surging production.

TRULY THE ULTIMATE NORTHERN SOUL RECORDING

NOTE. It is also the insanely rare ULTIMATE FIRST PRESS ORIGINAL heavyweight 1.18mm thick VINYL with the richer Green label and strong Silver text. So beyond-rare, that until recent times totally unknown to the Northern Soul Collecting scene; this is only the second time in my life I have encountered it, the other copy being far from Mint -.

DO NOT confuse this ultimate NS artifact with the infinitely commoner 2nd. run off the same original plates pressed on thinner vinyl with the two pimples in the vinyl on the A-Side. Before you is the FIRST PRESS 1st. press off that master-plate, extremely rare, conspicuously thicker 1.18mm vinyl, deeper & darker shade of green label with richer more intense silver text. Totally smooth surface vinyl - with NO PIMPLES the later minutely flawed master-plate produced.

Impossible to muddle with the recently auctioned 2nd. original press that sold for an undisclosed sum.

NORTHERN SOUL COLLECTING DOES NOT GET MORE EXCITING THAN THIS.

Other than a light label blemish top left side A-side under “Wise” this copy is perfect! Vinyl is FLAWLESS and of course this treasure has never visited the British Isles until now, absolutely no DJ turntable outings.

Pulse quickening, hair-raising electrifying vinyl-euphoria… that only the very zenith of finds can trigger…

Current bid: £ 2,737.00

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Big Frank And The Essences

I Won't Let Her See Me Cry C/w The Secret

Bobby Scott matches Big Frank Murphy’s cavernous vocal with bellowing horns and copious male vocal back up from “The Essence”. Resulting in one of Northern Soul most impressive examples of “the Big City” sound.

From the first note it screams power, as the Tuba sets the tone, cleverly wedded to tinkling piano keys, The Essence chant “No, No, See Won’t See Me Cry” then Mr. Murphy himself throws his rich deep vocal into the mix, to make a NS marriage made in heaven.

So strong, so well endow this is Northern Soul you just cannot ignore..

Flip it over and Frank & the Boys go all 1964 Motownesqwue… with finger-clicking “Wonderful One” style Northern Soul.

So much more than just a “pretty Face” this eye-catching head turner, lives up to it’s gorgeous scan.. ..

Current bid: £ 101.00

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J. R. Bailey

Just Me N' You

James Ralph Bailey this album is a Soul Masterpiece and a lasting testament to your inspirational writing, producing & singing gifts.

Soul collectors before you today is one of those rare occasions whilst reviewing an album we can honestly state every track is not only a standout song but they knit together into a 41 minute legacy of genius.

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album is one and the other that jumps to mind is Timothy Wilson - H&L album, as being the complete Soul experience.

Having said that, as you will hear from the sound clips J.R. was certainly heavily influenced by Marvin’s “Piece De Resistance”, but JR’s extreme talent stamps his own identity into every recording.

After listening for 40+ minutes you will find it impossible not to play it again..without question one of the greatest Soul Lp’s of the last century..

Vinyl is neat clean a couple of very light insignificant sleeve contact blemishes. Plays perfect. Both labels are MINT -. Retains original “London Dist.” inner sleeve - cover has seen a better day..spines have light wear, corner has a minor “bump” see scan, top and bottom seams have been professionally repaired and strengthen from the inside, great job and you can’t tell.

Click the soundfile and if you don’t already own this very RARE album we can tell you in goes nowhere near to reflecting, what the album in it’s entirety does for your Soul and your desire for some in-house dancing!

Scintillating truly scintillating…and so sad that Soul music “lost” this great man, before he was 50 years of age..JR your music lives on!

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Ikettes

What'cha Gonna Do C/w Down, Down

As you’d expect from the pen of Ike Turner, relentless, uncompromising PMT driven mid-60s dance Soul bristling with girl-power defiance. You cannot do a Twisted Wheel set justice without including this explosive session. That is why in recent time the USA Phi-Dan release has doubled in value… time will tell the demand for this example, the far, far rarer 1966 UK press.

A totally immaculate 1966 in near it’s original state; nearing a 1/2 century old and this copy’s only flaw are an occasional light minuscule paper sleeve contact blemish…a strong clear Mint -

You just don’t encounter high high conditions standards too often these days..

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Jackey Beavers Show

We're Not Too Young To Fall In Love

Just dropped this killer back into my DJ box after playing this and realizing people just ain’t had enough of this screaming delight!

Like an old friend who doesn’t owe you money, I’m welcoming this spectacular 45 back into my life with open arms. The desperately beseeching vocal shares the pain as this despair drenched session is turned into an exacting Northern Soul dancer by a torrent of stabbing horns.

As a dance tune, this is just fabulous.. as a Soul tune it is utterly captivating.. The time is right for a Jackey Beavers renaissance..

just too darn good not to…

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David & Ruben

(i Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me

RARE STOCK copy, so rarely seen for sale.

Eddie Davis reworks The Majestics - Linda recording to great effect, lush strings, hand-claps, finger-popping & some intricate violin plucking…not forgetting those soaring horns blaring down as if from on high.

Fabulous production and different enough to the one 4 years earlier that is considered a Northern Soul classic..

This listing s for those of you who seek out the rare stock copies in beautiful clean condition! Looks fab doesn’t it…

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Eddie Bishop

Call Me

I’m sure I’m swiftly becoming vinyl OCD - compulsive about condition, as the sight of unplayed vinyl nearly as old as me..totally thrills.

Another disc from a recent netting of unplayed 60s discs, this too was “virgin” before we lifted the soundfile.

Eddie transforms Tony Hatch’s British born composition with intricate pumping of the saxophone woven into a jazzy dance rhythm. Little wonder this 45 has stood the test of time as a Northern Soul instrumental dancefloor filling choice for the DJ.

It’s that instrument isn’t..the Sax you can never tire of hearing - delivered with style & punch it’s a sound you never grow weary of dancing to.

Condition…the pure delight of removing a disc from its jacket and perfect vinyl staring back at me…adrenaline rush ..every time!

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The Jaedes

The Jaedes

Wow not only another seriously elusive LP you could not pick fault with. But one so full of Northern Soul dance tracks that didn’t reach 45 we have soundfiled fully 7 of the 11 tracks it offers.

1.Big surprise

2.Color him father

3.Uh, uh, what did I do

4.What’ll it take to make you happy

5.Teach me (a lesson in love)

6.We’re gonna build a love together

7.I’ll be back on my feet again

Prepare to be impressed and also prepare for a little competition, this album does not come to market in this near perfect condition and at this moment in time the majority of soul collectors have not heard the sheer quality it gives up.

Click the soundfile for 6 dance tracks, 1 killer sweet soul and the other 4 tracks will remain a surprise for the next lucky owner because we think they are ever note as good..

Again a crucial DJ tool that is just as essential for home listening.. A stand-out platter in magnificent condition.

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Naughty Ladies

After All I've Done For You Babe C/w Hap-happy Girl

My vinyl-penchant is the extremely rare, the most unusual, the quirky different offerings that this passion of our throws you’re way when least expected.

Check out the auction debutant, a “Flamma Sherman-esque” harmonized girl-group Northern Soul groove that has Wigan Casino dripping on every note. Just so decidedly different, you just got play it again. Steadily uplifting you the more you hear, in the day when the Girl-Sound was “Queen” this could have been a monster tune.

I have been informed this did get a Casino outing or two (unconfirmed as yet) but insane rarity stopped is progress. It happened to far too many plays but today I’m loving it.

The diverse sound of Northern Soul that slipped by unnoticed back in the day…yes it’s different but you know I love “different”

Condition is blinding!

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Steve Jordan & The Jordan Brothers

Ain't No Big Thing C/w If You Love Me Like You Say

The day Gerald Sims wrote this song for the Radiants little did he know he would open the way for quite a few fine cover versions; as the ultimate male dismissal of female rejections - as the song glibly shrugs of the “Cold Shoulder” proclaiming “Ain’t No Big Thing!”

Timeless classic that stands today as one of the greats - so before you stands the rarest and finest alternative rendition of the great tune.

Smooth Texas harmonies are beautifully shattered by an intrusively potent saxophone, that timely gatecrashes the session to perfection. Lead Jordan Brother “Steve” carries the lyrics with his gravel-coated throat from on height to another whilst his brothers smooth over the harsh delivery with sleek chorus replies. Superb vocal group Northern Soul…

Flip it over and tricky guitar licks embroider the strong bass line, producing a fine mid-tempo dance rhythm again enhance by Steve Jordan controlled soulful screams..

Two great sides over opposites to the 60s Soul dance scene, a rare 45 giving the owner the pleasure of “two” for the price of one…

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The Old Mpressions

Right On C/w Let Me Know

Even though “let Me Know” is a true masterpiece of 70s Sweet Soul harmony, we’ll lead with the highly sought after dance side, then let your jaw drop and your heart fly when you hear the flipside, a most-soulfully moving song would be hard to find.

The cultured vocal of original Impressions member Richard Brooks booms into the funky guitar rhythm and all his 20 years of previous soul crooning decorates this slick dance tune. Rich trembling vocal, with that light throaty growl on the higher notes, just screams experience! as the other band members purr away in the backing chorus.

Quality dance groove, total quality…

Flip it over and the group raise the bar of Soul music, serving us with an utterly sublime ballad; pulsating with pain, as the tormented lead vocal implores his lady to be straight with him. As he doesn’t want to be “…Blind, walking around in some other guys shoes”

Beseeching Soul at it’s most poignant - wonderful to the point of painting a vivid picture of a grown man, hands held open..pleading…clinging to a thread of hope, that his lady wants to stay and dispels his unbearable hurt.

Two totally Top-Drawer tunes, on a seldom seen rarity of pure quality.

It’s a must own…

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Daylighters

Oh Mom (teach Me How To Uncle Willie) C/w Hard-headed Girl

The mind boggles how Cris Blackwell & Guy Stevens actually acquired their incredibly diverse catalog of releases, as communication with Chicago in 1964 and small labels like “Tip Top” would have not have been as straight forward as one would first think.

But they did acquire this obscure sound that was just perfect to feed the mid-60s All Night Club Scene, the MODS and their passion for “Go-Go” styled dancing. But remains today another in a long line of SURE non-sellers and today more often than not an annoying gap in UK collectors label run.

Both sides written by Chicago stalwart Charles Colbert Jr., and produced by an equally familiar “name” Burgess Gardner. Taken from the heart of the Chicago’s southside, into the heart of England by two innovative and dedicated R&B fans trying to change the face of the UK music scene.

Their legacy lives on in the form of essential listing like this.. 

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Village Choir

Sweet Hot Lips C/w Along The Beach

Could they have chosen a better label name, as the vehicle for these two sensational sides - both of which are soaked with the what the streets of New York have to offer.

Salacious, sultry, sexy blending of Latin, Soul & Jazz carried by wave after wave of horns, classy guitar picking and a pleading lead vocal reaching out to those pacifying girls in the background…just so decidedly absorbing.. a dancefloor swayer of serious class.

Flip it over for an equally enthralling 3.00 minutes as the “Choir” again deliver a breezy blend of New York’s major dance influences.. This time the lead vocals are shared, when the male lead is joined by a provocative lady with the voice of an Angel; and whilst all this activity is filling the studio the session is thickened even further with a unobtrusive full harmony backing.

This gathering can do no wrong - love all their work, and some of it like this example are “Dog-Rare” 

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Delorise Berry

No Other Girl C/w Crying Won't Help Me Now

Current spin for legendary DJ John Vincent - a man never afraid to drop in a taste of the unheard rarity into a set a bejeweled with NS classics set.

Check this neglected beauty, it is elusive on it’s 1968 Cotillion/Atlantic release which you seldom come across. But the first press from small town Florida is today one of those highly desirable “firsts” that are becoming increasingly challenging to own.

Before you is the 1967 cutely designed Gator Records from the hamlet of Palatka. You can feel the local horns rippling, as they assisted the young voice of Delorise Berry to craft a primitive but so very effective Northern Soul dancer. Saturated in magical naivety Delorise serves up a relentless and potent dancer, little wonder it’s a Mr. Vincent favourite.

But wait until you hear the exceptional flipside that will irresistibly appeal to two Soul collectors styles. An uncredited male vocal group join Delorise to carefully construct a phenomenal harmony ballad, rich male vocals support a determine Sister vocal. The harmony guys will love it, but it carrying enough “pain” for the Deep Soul aficionados to salivate over.

Two superior sides, quirky unforgettable label design displaying why we vinyl-junkies just love those primitive “firsts” 

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Maxine Brown

Oh No Not My Baby

Some songs are just impossible not to adore!

Carole King & Gerry Goffin’s timeless classic ranks within the greatest simplistic compositions. Rod Stewart, Cher, Linda Ronstadt.

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Tobi Lark

Sweep It Out In The Shed C/w Challenge My Love

Dodge the dancefloor-dash as this Detroiter detonates! which ever side you drop the needle on!

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Invitations

Watch Out Little Girl C/w You're Like A Mystery

Current dancefloor destroyer!

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Hard Drivers Featuring Vivian Lee

Since Was A Little Girl

Hard hitting Sister-Funk!

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Ray Scott & The Scottsmen

Right Now C/w Feeling No Pain

An unforgiving 2.40 minutes of foot-top-the-floor high octane Northern Soul!!

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Belaires

I Got That Feelin'

The iconic Motor City’s label least known Northern Soul rarity. Ready to achieve it’s long overlooked potential.

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Magnum

Fully Loaded

1974 8 man California Funk gathering create an Album Grail!!

Recorded in California after which Phoenix Records gained a distributed deal with Jamie Records in Philadelphia; allowing house-band Great Expectations & Magnum to release a few singles through Jamie/Guyden’s highly respected Philly / L.A. collaboration label “Phil L.A. Soul” neat play on words.

But this album sold ion trifling quantities and has always been considered one of “Soul’s” hard to acquire platters. Ironic as this highly talented octet convincingly blend Soul/Jazz/Funk with real potency.

Check out a sample of their work on the soundfile, and you’ll be wondering why this team never made it huge - innovative, brave and forceful music with every track impressing.

Vinyl & labels are Mint - cover reveals only light signs of handling..

It’s RARE and it’s a beauty!

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Murray K

Big Holiday Show - 1964 Program

1964 20 page A4 card cover program - front cover has light water damage at the top (see scan)

But the impressive interior is flawless, boasting near 20 black & white artist pics including the AUTOGRAPHS of “LITTLE ANTHONY” and THREE MEMBERS of The MIRACLES see scans provided.

Other than that there are:

Full A4 thick card black and whites of the following: Marvin Gaye, The Miracles (autographed by Pete Moore, Bobby Rogers & Ronnie White), The Supremes, Martha & The Vandellas, Contours, Temptations.

1/4 page Black & Whites of:

The Searchers, Dusty Springfield, Millie Small, The Rolling Stones, Jay and the Americans, The Dovells (Featuring Len Barry), Jon Corey The Del-Satins, The New Beats.

  • Little Anthony & The Imperials - AUTOGRAPHED by Little Anthony

Record Company adverts - full page MOTOWN Album advert. Dusty Springfield 1/2 page ” Wishin’ & Hopin’ ” and so much more..

Like we said the interior is very special indeed! Dare we suggest broken down and framed - perhaps 5 times more.. but we can’t bare to vandalize this rarity.

Fabulous piece of SOUL History

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Reality C/w Hey, Hey

The vinyl equivalent of “Great Star Of India”? - maybe not - but certainly the jewel of Soul Sam’s sets!

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Heaven Is In You Rms C/w My Admiration For You

Do not confuse with the horrid counterfeit - this is the original first press!

Two fabulous examples of Chicago vocal-group recording from the desk of the prolific M-Pac, Onederful label contributors Otis Hayes & Jimmy Jones.

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