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Chuck Cornish

A Tribute To Mohammed Ali / Let's Go Steady

If your the type of Northern Soul DJ who likes to know his intended one hour set is not gonna get trumped by the guy on before you. Will be comforted to know the likelihood of anyone else having this record in their DJ box are the 1000’s of times longer than Leicester City winner the Premiership by a bag full of points..

So stupidly RARE this New Orleans 45 is our first copy for near 40 years. 1977 in a score of Dover distributed labels is the last time I had this 45, then I only had the one lone copy..

Excitedly noting this avalanche of Northern Soul using Chuck Cornish lyrics woven into that impossible NS Grail by Senator Jones - Do you Love Me - Shagg 713.

THIS IS HARD-LINE NORTHERN SOUL

The proper stuff, the type of stomper that rips up dancefloors, triggers jaw-dropping gymnastics, causing collisions as the frantic dance one-upmanship surges through the dancefloor..

but more importantly BEYOND RARE in our experience rare than the “Senator Jones” - Do You Love Me - and every note as imperative..

This what Northern Soul collecting, DJing & Dancing is all about. The certified rare rarities with he power to persuade..

PS Do not pass by the flipside, which is gut wrenching New Orleans neighborhood Deep Soul…  

Current bid: £ 323.00

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Chip Tyler

Because I Love You

When actually was the last time we had a copy of this Northern Soul Ghost..?

We would love to tell you, but neither our sales database going back 17 years or my mind going back even further has any record of it..

If accumulating Northern Soul classics is your lifetime’s work, then do not pass this rare window of opportunity by. Because there is no guarantee we’ll find another, or more importantly not a copy in this exceptional condition.

Two flawless labels and perfect vinyl with the merest of paper contact blemishes on the flipside, A-side is MINT!

A record treated with the utmost suspicion when it appeared in the UK via a notorious Los Angeles Bootlegger. On a styrene green label press, as everyone thought who would dare in the 60s to actually try and attempt to sing Jerry William’s unparalleled performance, In fact it was a few years before I encountered a “Real One” and I think this example is only my second copy since the late 7os..

Insanely RARE and a darn killer version too..

This is Northern Soul collecting at it’s most dangerous…

Current bid: £ 367.00

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Reggie Soul

My World Of Ecstasy

Does Northern Soul crossover get anymore delicious than this rarely seen eye-catcher.

Much more than just a neat clean copy, just spy those impressive labels, both perfect in design and condition. The vinyls are equally thrilling, with not even a blemish to marr, what is a stunning Soul record almost eclipsed by what can only be described as a once-seen-never-forgotten label-vista.

An essential 45 is more ways than one..

Current bid: £ 266.00

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Wilson Pickett

Let Me Be Your Boy / My Heart Belongs To You

Condition that sent a shiver down my back!

I’m tempted to use the MINT grade, and that doesn’t happen too often, but I can’t detect even the merest blemished on this Red & White vision of loveliness!

You will not find a finer example.

A Northern Soul Detroit Classic in by far it’s most tempting format, not forgetting the flipside is almost as compelling.

Resist this complete British gorgeousness if you can..

Current bid: £ 266.00

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Mark Loyd

She Said No / Everybody Tries

A Red & White Tsunami is happening at Raresoulman auctions this month.and this disc is such pleasing encounter, as I’ve not met a copy in years!

September 1965 Mark Lloyd first release, that has lived in the shadows of his “I’ve Gotta Find Her” for decades; but those British Rare-Soul-Ferrets have since the very beginning been screaming.. “what about his other one!”

Indeed his first record, with his name spelled slightly different, also fell by the wayside on little or no airplay, consequenty no sales. After all it the A-side was an insipid sugary, whiny, whinging recording that had all the right ingredients but the wrong delivery.

But what if Parlophone had led with the far superior Soul influenced flipside “She Said No”

A rare Brit-Soul stroller, enriched by an uncredited girl-group vocal chorus, with timely high-octane Woo-Woo’s, accentuating Mr. Lloyd’s impressive vocal, as it meanders through a slick Beat Ballad arrangement, decorated by neat guitar riffs lifted by those echoing girls, as the ease of the male vocal pulls you into Beat Ballad Heaven.

Damn Good! Darn Rare! and oh so gorgeous..

A sleeper that has been snoozing away in a few of England’s more complete Soul 45 collections… now Mark Loyd… You Tube fames awaits you…

Current bid: £ 21.00

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Festivals

So In Love / Green Grow The Lilacs

To coincide with the electric enthusiasm the Ruben Molina tour of the UK has sparked, we thought a few superior Sweet Soul “Ghosts” would be a nice compliment to a man who’s DJ set, had me riveted…

Sweet Soul steppers are currently at the forefront Rare Soul DJ’s and collectors minds, more now than ever; My choice today to underline the quality this style is a collision of Chicago & New York. With The Festivals only Motown release..

Now before you think this 45 must be fairly easy to capture, we need to point out this 45 as the GORDY release is actually the exact opposite. As it is ONLY AVAILABLE as the stock copy press, which history has proven it as one of “Gordy’s” labels hardest..

So now take a listen and prepare to become absorbed in a pool of soaring vocals, an abyss of emotion cradled by a raft of strings crafting one of my favourite Soulful steppers of all time, as the vocals reciprocate each other, interchanging seamlessly whilst conveying neverending love, so silkily sweet.

One of Motown’s “impossibles” making me make a statement I thought I never would, this is note for note as flawless as any Originals, Temptations etc ballad. But that must be because The Impressions mentor Johnny Pate was at the helm..

To beautiful to pass on..

Sweet Soul …Mr. Molina you got us all hooked!

Current bid: £ 56.00

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Count Downs

Funky Teesha / Poached Nutts

An infectious Michigan FUNK instrumental incorporating mild Jazz influences with piercing Horns punching through the percussion dominated arrangement. Littered with bongos, cow-bell whacks.

A disc, that I found myself playing 4 times in a row, as the production creeps under your skin..with an accomplished guitar plucking, relentless pushing the dance-rhythm from underneath those persistent horns.

Flip it over, for another “horny” Funker this time a swirling Hammond drives the dance-rhythm. An elusive disc offer two silky but uncompromising Michigan FUNKERS.

Seldom comes to market, especially in the pristine condition.

Current bid: £ 44.00

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Dave Newman

Make Up Your Mind / Can't Take No For An Answer

Now here’s a sight for my poor old sore eyes.. after having to handle those nasty deceiving counterfeits WHITE PROMO, some collectors got ripped off with, all those years ago..

Here is the insanely RARE and rather sumptuous LIGHT BLUE Stock copy, like the Freddie Chavez as a BLUE STOCKER not only ludicrously rare, but also instantly dispels any confusion of authenticity. AS both the Dave Newman & Te Freddie Chavez were bootlegged as the easy to find and easier to copy White Promo variation.

This record gives up Killer Northern Soul that unfortunately was counterfeited far to early in it’s developing popularity at Wigan Casino. Otherwise with it’s same charm as “They’ll Never Know Why” this too would be a “Top 500” Northern Soul classic..

So check out this beauty of Northern Soul collecting and unleash TWO fabulous examples of the sound. Whilst admiring the stunning view of the rarely seen “Stock Copy”

This offering as you’ve probably already guessed is so very very close to MINT!

Current bid: £ 76.00

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Christine Cooper

Heartaches Away My Boy

Spectacular “Vinyl-Eye-Candy” for the Northern Soul old-school to salivate over.

A Northern Soul Anthem, in by far and away it’s most irresistible format.

That oh, so very collectable “Jumbled-up” West Coast Parkway PROMO logo with the two shields staring back at you…doesn’t it look just divine!

Northern Soul classic collecting at it’s most challenging!

Current bid: £ 422.00

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Roy Roberts

Got To Have All Of Your Love

Roy’s local D.I.Y. Greensboro, North Carolina release, born before the great married couple of Nina Simone and husband Andy Stroud became impressed with Roy’s potent vocal and homespun creation, releasing it on their New york based Ninandy Label.

For those of you who not only appreciate potent Northern Soul but also like to track down right down to the roots of these rare 45s, and acquire them at their limited press embryonic stage.

He is the elusive first label, in what can only be described as spectacular condition.

Current bid: £ 110.00

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Rotations

A Changed Man

Pure, precise and seamless Philly vocal-group Northern Soul, that would have burst through to become one of the rarest, most-valued of all the Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier anthems of the era; if Jamie Guyden were not rushed into a premature reissue to meet the growing desirability for this convincingly regretful and in places, downright beseeching dance creation..

A record that was far from it’s peak, when a legitimate styrene reissue landed in England. Which in those ultra competive times, meant the top-flight DJs turned their attentions to other discoveries to keep one step ahead, in the quest to play exclusive discs.

How refreshing to hear this stand-out tune once again, sparking of memories from days when DJs were spoilt for choice. In more recent times you would think this undeniably brilliant session would feature in some of the more imaginative Northern Soul “oldies-revival” sets… but today, how many DJs on the circuit can boast of a copy in their collections, underlining this 45’s longevity of rarity;,as to my ears it would be so exhilarating to hear this great tune ring out once again..

Take a listen to male-group harmony Northern Soul at it’s finest…and wish for a oldies-Jock to break the monotony of those now too familiar Top 500.

Before you today is a flawless original vinyl promo press… with the green / yellow 1966 stock copy being unthinkably rare, this is a “do not pass by” window of opportunity to inject an inspiring spark into your NS rememberance vinyl-tributes…

Current bid: £ 35.00

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Dave Mitchell & The Screamers

The Trip

For those discerning seekers of the rarest labels, and there is a multitude of yuo guys out there; Seeking those rarely seen FIRST LABELS of Northern Soul classics. Here is an instrumental that simultaneously derailed-dancers at the 3 big Northern Soul clubs of the 70s.

Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier & Blackpool Mecca reverberated to this rasping instrumental were all dropping the arm, of this to the same crazed effect. But invariably on it’s first discovered label MET Records of Chicago.

An insane session, with totally deranged use of the Saxophone, bombarding the bass guitar dance rhythm, peppered by horns.. then Dave Mitchell attacks with the sax!

Forgive me but I had forgotten what a stick of Northern Soul gelignite this Paul Serrano session was.

An unstoppable instrumental, that if dropped at the right time, has the power to ignite volcanic dancefloor scenes no other instrumental, ever could… as it gives-up the most exciting saxophonist display perhaps ever committed to a 45!

On this, it’s very first label, “The Trip” is a super-tough Northern Soul classic, dressed in these clothes.

Current bid: £ 116.00

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Harvey Averne Dozen

The Harvey Averne Dozen

A ORIGINAL 1968 Stereo press just littered with desirable tracks for the DJ, or a captivating 35 minutes for the collector.

An album underlining why Harvey & the Boys enjoy such a strong underground following: Blending soulful vocals, woven into Latin arrangements. Sometimes as sweet as honey, or as mean, potent motivational dance cuts, like the essential Northern Soul classic “I Never Learned To Dance”

This “100 Club” signature tune conveniently for the DJ sits as track one. Whilst the equally appreciated “Central Park” is on the same side. Check out the soundfile lifted directly off this disc.This copy does carry a few mild blemishes but plays great!

The back cover though has suffered from not being protected by a poly-jacket, front cover has mild ring-wear and the seams being strengthen by the bemusing 60’s practice of cello-taping the edges. We’ve graded it vg, check the detailed scans provided.

Whilst this is not an album for the fastidious LP collector, it certainly is an album for the DJ who wants knows how to stampede the crowd to the dance floor.

Full of great dance tunes and other equally enthralling Latin flavoured Soul. Get clicking that impressive soundfile…

Current bid: £ 161.00

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Freddie North

Oh Lord, What Are You Doing To Me

A current DJ spin for me, as the influence of my visit to “Carib Soul” influences my Sunday Session Soulful spins. Few records at the moment make me feel better inside than when I drop the needle on this sublime male-take on the Big Maybelle New York recordings.

The silken vocal, the fulness of the production just cuts me in two, the moment it starts.

Current bid: £ 34.00

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Supremes

Love Is Here And Now You're Gone / There's No Stopping Us Now

A stunning Green & White in exactly the same condition as the day it was mailed out by EMI promotion staff all those decades ago

this DEMO 45 is MINT!

Like so many, many of Motown 60s recordings, this Supreme classic gives up a Northern Soul flipside, that eclipses the A-side by quite some distance. “There’s No Stopping Now” for many of us was a Youth Club classic dance floor favorite, especially with the ladies.

A seamless display of distilled girl-group Motown, giving up a tangible uplifting atmosphere with it’s positive-love-affair lyrics..not a hint of “my man done me wrong” with this song… A Fantastic feel-good tune..

The big white “A” side, was of course a huge hit Motown and we all know how elusive those British TMG hits are as those irresistible DEMO’s…

…did we mention this one is MINT !

Current bid: £ 70.00

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Mable John

Who Wouldn't Love A Man Like That / You Made A Fool Out Of Me

How brave can you get, grading a Motown striped as MINT!

As you can probably tell from the label scans, we doubt this 45 has received more than a couple of plays, there is not the merest blemish to be seen.

To acquire 45’s from the beginning of Motown in the “Striped” series in Mint condition is more than impossible. This offering from the sassy Mable John is as fine a copy that I’ve ever come across.

Those of you seeking Motown perfection in their collection, this is as close as you could ever dream of getting.. Or maybe your an R&B orientated DJ who is pulled in by this snarling presence. Turning this mid-tempo stroller into a mighty strut with the compulsory Motown Sax break giving a full throttle blasting!

Flip it over to hear Mable fall to her knees to deliver Motor City Deep Soul through from deep inside…

If you are a DJ please treat this slab of perfection with the caressing care it deserves.. it could possibly be the most-perfect copy on Planet Earth.

Current bid: £ 29.00

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Patty & The Emblems

I'm Gonna Love You A Long, Long Time

The eye-catching “Pink A” label on the flipside variation, of this timeless Northern Soul Philly girl-group dancer, that grew to become a Wigan Casino signature tune, throughout it’s 70’s years..

whilst today it is still triggers “standing room only” dance floor congestion whenever dropped.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Gladys Knight & The Pips

Just Walk In My Shoes / Stepping Closer To Your Heart

Growing Old with vinyl…

I thought I’d ran out of EMI Red & White superlatives, but every time one sits on my desk, my pulse quickens…

Like most men, I’ve always been a admirer of lady’s bottoms in tight denim… so much so, I’ve been awaiting for “Where There’s Blame There’s a Claim” & Co. to take on cases of Whiplash caused by said “Buttocks” willfully wiggling around in the British springtime.. But what about the serious possible damage that could be triggered to the Old-school Northern Soul / Motown label-lechers, by wafting TMG Red and White DEMO’s around..

All I can say about Red & White of this calibre is that they do equally pleasure the eye.. and ease the mind.. by confirming that when confronted with such beauty, the relief of knowing that the need for Viagra is still some years away…

Top Northern Soul Classic with a killer NS flipside in by far and away it’s most want, in fact lusted-after attire..

Current bid: £ 102.00

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Sound Masters

Lonely, Lonely / I Want You To Be Baby

Just how many exquisite Northern Soul James Anthony Carmichael has constructed over the is mind boggling. A main driving force behind the making of stand-out Soul throughout the 60s, his achievements taking him onto a place in Motown’s writing & production team during the 70’s.

Here he is guiding Morris Chestnut and pals, through a convincing honkin’-horn propelled Northern Soul dancer, displaying some of the tightest harmony vocals you could ever wish to dance to. With Mr. Carmichael inserting some timely instrumental breaks that lift the session into dance heaven, whilst the group deliver polished vocals with a sprinkling of pain.

Impeccable vocal-group Northern Soul we should hear much more often than we do..

This copy is just totally flawless, labels and vinyls unblemished.

Current bid: £ 196.00

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Prophets

I Got The Fever

Red and White Utopia! Real Deal Northern Soul!

Here is one of the “impossibles” in perfect condition..

No introduction needed..

Just spy that scan, light the touchpaper and stand back in a safe area when igniting dancefloor-destroyer high-octane Northern Soul is it’s rarest form!

For the OCD old-school British collector of seriously Rare Soul vinyl, we can confirm this Red & White is perfection personified, labels and both vinyls are pristine!

Current bid: £ 65.00

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Kenny Smith

Lord, What's Happening To Your People

A MINT STOCK COPY… a Northern Soul record with a story to tell.

You have to hand it to Colin Curtis & Ian Levine constantly pushing the Northern Soul envelope. Breaking more “Outside The Box” NS dancers than any DJ’s before or since. As this Gospel flavoured groove could hardly be further away from the Northern Soul norm. It did however captivate the dancer minds and within a few months became one of the guaranteed floor-packers of the mid-70’s Club scene.

But before you today is a 45 that nobody at one stage thought existed. The brightly coloured stock copy had never been encountered before a vinyl-hound from York found 3 copies in his hometown (if memory serves me correctly) The Pedley / Rhodes Posse had struck gold.. nobody believed 3 copies could turn up 1000’s of miles from Cincinnati, Ohio on Dick Turpin’s manor but they did.

These were the very first sightings of this eye-candy stocker that the Brits had ever seen..

Today this vision is just as highly coveted - RARE in the extreme, beyond beautiful and this copy is MINT

As the Judge said to Dick Turpin at York Assizes “Resistance of course .. is useless”

Current bid: £ 267.00

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Cashmeres

Showstopper / Don't Let The Door Hit Your Back

NOT JUST A NORTHERN SOUL GRAIL!

..but also one of those value 45s that you can’t ever tire of, because when you just get used to one side; Just flip it over and your treated to another Northern Soul treasure that is every note as good.

This disc for me encapsulates everything a Northern Soul vocal group dance tune should sound like. Compelling you to the dancefloor not only on the dance rhythm but also on the expressive harmony vocals stirring up something deep inside of you..

An early example of the extreme talent of Freddie Perrin a producer who would 12 years down the line created girls # 1 anthem, that became one of the best all time Soul selling hits. We noted that fact, because this 1966 recording also carries that magic “Perrin” effect that makes it a stand-out session.

A Washington D.C. rarity of immense importance, not only to the Rare Soul DJ but also to keep that dancefloor charged up!

Two truly spectacular examples of Dog-Rare but totally Classic Northern Soul.

Current bid: £ 450.00

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Brenda Holloway

When I'm Gone / I've Been Good To You

I could not ever imagine, finder a finer copy of this Motown Girl-Anthem, than what is sitting before me now.

Astonishing condition, utterly flawless, Red & white in it’s birth-sleeve, of a aggressively-hunted TMG 508 red & white DEMO!

A record Smokey Robinson originally recorded with Motown Queen Mary Wells, but the scheduled 45 came to an abrupt halt, when Mary Wells shocked Hitsville when she crossed over to 20th. Century Fox.

Smokey wisely chose new girl on the block, to take hold of the baton of a Motown masterpiece far to good to be canned. the rest is history, as Los Angeles Sister was perfect for the song. Her expressive, vocals wholly elevating those cautioning lyrics…

“What are You Gonna Do When I’m Gone..” Brenda sends a warning shot so very sweet over her boyfriends head, to create arguably Motown leading Girl-Power song.

Ownership on this listing will be essential to the Red & White Junkie, TMG OCD upgraders, Vinyl investors and Rare Northern Soul DJ who get a kick out of turning the audience green..

Unbeatable in more ways than one..

Current bid: £ 162.00

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Solomon King

This Beautiful Day

1970 B-side that rose up from the pile of dross released in Britain that year to becoming a Northern Soul anthem through turntable time at The Torch, Wigan Casino, Yate, Cleethorpes Pier, St. Ives, Blackpool Mecca in fact is there a Northern Soul Club post 1971, that hasn’t pulsated to the scorching voice of Solomon King..?

As Bob Barrett heaps layer after layer of voices and instruments, the production swells into and unstoppable force, which Solomon King compliments with a prolonged crescendo of vocal gymnastics at the finale..

SOME TUNE this is, a real classic that has nearing 50 years pedigree of igniting dancefloors..

Noting this copy has a few very mild surface sleeve-contact blemishes, but as you can hear it plays MINT!

Current bid: £ 233.00

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June Alexander

The Girl That Radiates That Charm

Neat clean copy

Current bid: £ 29.00

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Jack Montgomery

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

MINT!!!

This there a more vocally imposing Northern Soul recording, than this Detroit behemoth of Northern Soul? We think not…

But if the relentless tortured surge of Marvin Jones’s vocal becomes too much to take, just flip the disc over for an uplifting instrumental shimmering with all those beloved Motor City attributes.

This is DETROIT NORTHERN SOUL at bit’s most memorable.

Condition of vinyl & labels as you can see, are just totally perfect!

Current bid: £ 323.00

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Steve Karmen Feat: Jimmy Radcliffe

Breakaway

Perhaps Northern Soul’s most atmosphericly soul-stirring instrumental to ever hit the burgeoning scene of the early 70’s. This pre-Wigan Casino, drop ignited near dance floor hysteria, among those weekly “Mecca” pilgrims who travelled the length and breath of Britain, just to hear and dance to, the seemingly bottomless pit of stand-out new Northern Soul discoveries; that Ian Levine and Colin Curtis presented on an unrivalled weekly basis

When first dropped on those hallowed turntables in the Highland Room it was a “secret sound” covered up as what must be the most fitting title of all cover-ups, as it mirrored Steve Karmen’s inspiring but haunting creation so aptly.

THE BLACK SHIP TO HELL!

Still as motivational today, to our adult ears, as it was 43 years ago,to us “eager to learn” teenagers.

But surely not as “motivational” as that utterly eye-popping label vista of the near impossible acquire STOCK copy. Which in my experience sits in a ratio of 100s and 100s to “one” rarer than the still very precious white-PROMO.

This is a listing for those of you determined to own the legendary Northern Soul Anthems in their rarest, least-seen, most-challenging formats.

A Beautiful in the extreme, a timeless NS thoroughbred…

Neat clean copy

Current bid: £ 111.00

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Soul Brothers

You Don't Want To Know / I Can't Believe It

What a cool find, a hidden gem, on a flipside of one seriously elusive 45!

We are presuming these two recordings are by a British based Jamaican gathering, we are also thinking very few of our auction members will have encountered this fabulous Brit-Soul creation before… It is ridiculously rare.

So take a listen to euphoric England1966 style, and an impressive vocal-group mid tempo, steeped in a cocktail of Caribbean and British influences inspired by the slick harmonies of The Impressions and The Temptations that were so dominant at the time.

As so often happened the record company headed up this release with what they considered the most commercial side, needless to say, with no finger on the “Soul-Pulse” they got it completely wrong, hiding the superior 60s dance production away on the “B”.

For the umpteen “Red and White” stalkers, this 45 will be widening their eyes, but be aware those Old-School Northern Soul British-vinyl-45 collectors, hit a “Brick Wall” as they completed the more accessible discs years ago, leaving only upgrading and the insanely obscure English 7”s their only fuel to feed the addiction.

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Herbie Goins

Coming Home To You

Herbie Goins with his Night-Timers, was a man who cut the benchmark for British produced Soul music for those fledgling All Night Clubs dominated by Soul Music.

EMI led with the quirky A-side which try to ride on the coattails of Georgie Fame. A novelty that missed the “Soul” criteria completely, so far off the mark it highlighted how out of touch these Record Executives were when it came to what was really happening in the life of young Britain’s, who were about to vote Otis Redding as best male vocalist of 1967.

Maybe Herbie himself had some say in the production of the flipside “Coming Home To You” capturing the influences of Stax / Atlantic with a Memphisesque production featuring imposing horns and his sandpapered vocal chords.

This is a 45, again rescued from certain death by those vinyl-ferrets demanding more from their vinyl, spinning every B-side in te hope of undercovering a “Lost Soul Gem”

Well they certainly did that this time, a record now considered perfect “MOD” dancer..and a highly sought after UK rarity with all the right credentials.

Red & White DEMO is flawless condition, unmissable!!

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Mike Jones

Secret Love

Stupidly RARE!

In the year of my birth, Doris Day delivered a performance that would rivet her to iconic status for life, from “Calamity Jane” “Secret Love” has since been cover by many Soul artists “Billy Stewart” did a magnificent version, as did Mel Willians..

But as soon as you hark the few first notes of this high-octane version, you’ll instantly be thinking WIGAN CASINO in it’s heyday;

As Mike Jones violently deconstructs the classic, wrapping it up in a stomping production inspired by “Rescue Me” and the like. Crash, bang, wallop backing full of brass and squealing Girl-Group chorus..

THIS IS WIGAN CASINO circa 1974/75 but it was never to be.. the record was not known back in those amphetamine fuelled nights.. that the instrumental break would have sent the dancers over-the-top.

Vibes, girls, breaks, horns, strong lead vocal it spits out Northern Soul …maybe 40 years too late.. but I’m betting few would leave a packed Northern Soul dancefloor at a Northern soul weekender.. and when the parting instrumental kicks in, I’m imagining pulled muscles, slipped discs and heart-attacks..

Buckle up ..and click that run-away-truck soundfile..

BEYOND RARE - beyond comprehension 

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Ben E. King

I Can't Break The News To Myself

When you spy record vistas like this one, you can fully understand the strong following there is for Australian Soul 45s. That NS collectors love affair with down-under 7” just goes from strength to stength

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Elmore James

The Best Of

A flawless copy of one of Sue’s most-wanted, least seen albumsl

If your bag is snarling Blues projected by a seemingly whiskey and nicotine torn vocal, this gorgeous platter will focus your attention for over 30 minutes, as one of the greatest exponents of R&B struts his stuff.

So often with 60s albums, they seem to have difficulty in providing the listener with a full compliment of top quality music on every track. This album does exactly what it so colourfully claims on the front cover, “The Best Of” from the “best”

Now let’s consider it’s flawless beauty, which we will let you stare in wonderment as SUE perfection, the eternal vinyl-siren shipwrecks your budget this week..

Current bid: £ 44.00

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Patti Austin

Didn't Say A Word

After a lifetime of listening to Yvonne Baker’s timeless NS classic, this early 70’s reworking by the late, great Billy Jackson is not only a breath of Northern Soul fresh air it is also starting to received strong turntable time with the Rare-Soul Jocks.

Billy The Kid could hardly have chosen a more fitting artist to deliver this exceptional song, a now seasoned Patti Austin grabs hold to bring the song into the 70s.

We are predicting much bigger things for the disc, as the phones ring to see if we have a copy.. so many times that auction seemed to be the only route, for this near perfect copy..

Also noting “Didn’t Say A Word” is only available as the rarely encountered STOCK copy, and we al know how frustrating that scenario is.

The time to add this to your collection or DJ set is now… before you know what happens..

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Sarah Mccall

Your Bucket's Got A Hole In It / Leave That Boy Alone

Like uba-RARE Northern Soul..?

If so, take a long look and a good long listen to this Chicago Sisters Northern Soul dancer from the desk Maurice Dollison.

Dead-right fir today’s NS penchant for defiant Sister who tell their man where to go.. solid 60s NS dancer with a pinch of Funky attitude, guaranteeing dancefloor acceptance…

On first hearing this 45, I couldn’t believe it had not in the past, risen up to Northern Soul fame. It has everything required including serious rarity. But it seems serious rarity is the only thing holding this back from being know. Apparently the few copies known were quickly snapped up by another country’s thirst for the superior Deep Soul ballad that sits on the flipside.

This is a debutant to the raresoulman auctions.. and only it’s outrageous scarcity has been the cause of that. Time for a NS DJ to capture it, a good blasting on the Northern Soul scene is decades overdue or will it be a another case of it jetting off to the Far-East..?

So RARE it hurts..

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Hitsville Motown Personal Greetings Card

For Clive Stone In Detroit 1964

The greeting card that met Clive Stone as he checked into his Hotel prior to his Motown Christmas Party reception. Complete with a MINT UNPLAYED totally perfect inside birth-sleeve. Hitsville press of the Greetings to The British Motown Appreciation Society.

How professional is that of Berry Gordy’s team, precisely handwritten note left in Clive stone’s room upon arrival at the Lexington Hotel, 2970 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit.

Holding the tiny handwritten card, the fragile envelope, it does create a vivid vision of Clive Stones epic trip to Motown flying the British Flag for the then growing enthusiasm in England for the Motown Sound.

Motown memorabilia cannot get any more poignant than this package..

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Mable John

No Love / Looking For A Man

Attention the serious Motown collectors, some of you now have been buying Motown from John Manship Records for near 45 years. So we know CONDITION is the deciding factor whilst buying some of the 45s you just never encounter in flawless condition.

Her is a “striped” rarity in eye-popping condition, “H 667” mix of Mable’s 2nd. 45 for Berry Gordy. This copy the deadwax marking as well as reading H 667 carry 3 deadwax stampings ARP, Bell Sound, Audio Matrix both sides.

As you can see BOTH labels are Mint, the vinyl reveals not a mark, just a very faint blemish revealing a life of filing on a shelf.

Motown OCD collectors we challenge you to find a finer copy, it is certainly the cleanest example I have ever seen. On the very few occasions we encounter this 45 it is invariably scuff, scratched and battered with labels with NR (no return) stampings or writing, tears and stains.

This copy we repeat is utterly flawless.

Not overlooking that the Northern Soul R&B DJ, considers “Looking For A Man” as this sassy lady’s best R&B dance session is sitting on the flipside! A play-perfect copy for the Northern Soul R&B turntables… now that is unusual.

You will not find a better example of Mable at her most imposing, than this pristine 1961 press  

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Tyrone Davis

Bet You Win / What If A Man

Chicago’s most prolific of Soul Men with his most-wanted, least seen Northern Soul offering.

The productive pairing of Barry Despenza & Carl Wolfork, aided by Fred Humphrey & Wally Roker create two thumpin’ R&B dancers, currently smashing up Northern Soul dancefloor across Britain.. and it matter not which side you drop the arm on.

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