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Rubaiyats

Omar Khayyam / Tomorrow

one for the obsessive about condition -

UNPLAYED MINT !!

before that impressive, currently popular soundfile was lifted; no sign whatsoever of a spindle ever entering that centerpiece.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Isley Brothers

This Old Heart Of Mine (is Weak For You) / There's No Love Left

No you are not seeing things.. and you can be forgiven for wondering why this TMG 555 DEMO is Green & White and not the coveted eye-popping Red & White..

This is the late 60s PROMO for a relaunching of this timeless classic that EMI kept available to order right up until 1973 on TMG555 there are fully THREE different styled separate Promo mailouts for this song. In 1975 EMI abandoned the TMG 555 number and repromoted “This Old Heart Of Mine” on TMG 937.

This is a listing for the British Tamla Motown compleatist and is the 2nd. TMG 555 DEMO variation. DOG-RARE!!!

Seriously rarely seen for sale and we are betting not many of the TMG scholars actually can boast of owning a copy. Especially with two unblemished labels.. vinyl has a few mild surface marks.

Point of interest for the British devotee to be aware of, is that EMI treated their other best selling Soul 45 in the same manner pressing fully THREE different promo variations on Stateside SS536 Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart - available to order on it’s original 1966 release number, right up until 1973.

Underlining the .huge demand nationwide for dance Soul 45s, that was gracing the Club turntables of the 60’s.

Insanely elusive, and utterly essential, if you have the need to 100% complete that TMG run!

Current bid: £ 23.00

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Bid on This Old Heart Of Mine (is Weak For You) / There's No Love Left

Louis Jordan

65 Bars

A recording that gradually draws you deep into despair, at first, I thought the opening line of..

“65 Bars All Around Me” sounded just like my type of street; hoping for some good restaurants too, maybe. But that vision of a good night out, was soon swept away of a wave of hopelessness & regret. As those “65 Bars” turn out to be 65 prison bars and a solid door of steel.

Mr. Jordan’s tormented vocal is the perfect storyteller for the gloom that is about to unfold..

A Mood-changing, sulking R&B dancer enriched with a male vocal group from the cell next door; pumping out the insistent chorus, laying layer after layer of despair on the prisoners, desperate situation..

Northern Soul R&B as it’s very best, so utterly convincing, his pain is palpable, as the regret gnaws away. With the only thing to occupy his mind is counting, those 65 incarcerating bars..

Perhaps this highly-regarded label’s, very rarest 45, and this PROMO copy has unblemished, play perfect condition..can I actually hear those tearsdrops splash onto the concrete floor….

I’m now in need an antidote, from this mood-shifting, dogged R&B experience dripping with rareness..

“A Pint Of Guinness and a Pork Pie with mustard please…”… I need a little cheering up after that….

Current bid: £ 23.00

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Motown Christmas Party 1964 Memorabilia

2 Magazine, Party Progame, Kim Weston Autograph Etc.

November 1964, the British pioneering Soul Boy with the handlebar mustache; took a BOAC flight # 500 to Detroit. Sitting in “Economy” seat # 23B. The flamboyant Clive Stone was about to take the Motown Christmas Party by a storm. Making such a “British Gentleman” impression as he danced with “The Girls” Supremes etc. He even persuaded Kim Weston to write her telephone number onto the reverse of that nights invitation.

Before you are the artifacts of a uniquely historical event inspired by the enthusiasm of the British MOTOWN APPRECIATION Society.

  1. Christmas Party 1964 program/invite with Kim Weston’s autograph & telephone # on the back. Inside are the signatures of “The Supremes” Florence Ballard, with the sweet message “I Hope You Enjoyed Yourself”

You bet your life he did!!

  1. November JET magazine which cover the Clive Stone visit with photographs

  2. BOAC post card with Clive Stone’s contact and address in Detriot upon arrival “Mildred Anthony” 326 The Grove Detroit + his primitive original boarding pass.

  3. Two serious hard to find editions of Hitsville USA “British MOTOWN APPRECIATION Society’s” new booklet Full of pictures and ungoogleable information.

Does MOTOWN MEMORABILIA come any rare or indeed captivating than this window into a Soul Boys passion that took him all the way to the MOTOWN and the stars!

Totally UNIQUE ONE=OFF event and the artifacts that document it. Nowhere on the worldwide web is their a comparable bundle of Soulfully historical event.

Current bid: £ 7.00

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Bid on 2 Magazine, Party Progame, Kim Weston Autograph Etc.

Lee Mckinley & The Magnetics

I'll Keep Holding On / Jackie Baby (can You Do It)

One stunning copy of a Northern Soul trophy of huge repute,,

So where do we start by reviewing such harmony brilliance, woven into the perfect clip-clop Northern Soul dance production, which the gifted Richard Evans punctuates with subte-pouting horn stabs…

then the stroke of pure genius, as those birds-from-paradise who in the beginnings of the recording had me drawing extra breath; are brought back with Richard Evans taking “Girl Chorus” to warp-eleven, girl harmony, but not as we know it, never on any recording have I heard “Girls” coached to the very limits of gorgeousness as the Magnetics, as smooth as silk deliver those atmospheric lyrics..

I do remember the last time we had a copy of the piece of brilliance in our possession.. I really struggled to find the words to do it justice… I’m having the same difficulty today..

Awesome, spectacular, astonishing, devastating, scintillating, dazzling, exceptional, captivating, seductive, wondrous… all those things but most important it is UNIQUE nobody in my experience of Soul music has come any where close to this style, delivery or end result..

Truly a mood-changing masterpiece..

Current bid: £ 216.00

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Bid on I'll Keep Holding On / Jackie Baby (can You Do It)

Bobby Thurston

A Slice Of The Pie

The highly pursued 1978 original press with near perfect vinyls, unblemished labels, front cover has “Curtis” written on it (see scan) ad note this is faded and unobtrusive.

Now listen to the unparalleled 70’s Soul delights that have made this independent D.I.Y. album one of the most wanted of all Soul platters ever made.

  1. Just Ask Me - rare soul dance at it’s utmost brilliant, unsurpassable dancer

  2. Treat Me The Same Way - lived in the shadows of “Just Ask Me” for too long this soul mid-tempo is a Stepper from the top-drawer, utterly captivating.

  3. I Want Your Body - A Barry White inspired sultry sex-groove stepper

  4. Foolish Man - slick, easy going dance groove suffering from the brilliance of the 3 tracks that precede it. Standing alone as a 45 it would be so sought-after.

If you collect rare soul albums, this annoyingly elusive 9 track platter serves it up at it’s very finest.. capped off with a stunning version of the Billy Stewart classic, this is an essential and most-difficult album to own.

  1. I Do Love You - a divine version of this classic song.

Current bid: £ 261.00

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Bid on A Slice Of The Pie

Eula Cooper

Try / Love Makes Do Foolish Things

Crazy About Crossover.. Here that much-loved Gorgeous-Georgia-Gal with her most impassioned recording… elevated by a typically silky Tommy Stewart horn-saturated arrangement.

Take a listen to a lady who delivers exquisite pain with her unique picture-painting vocal with that rare ability to change Soulful-lyrics into a mood-changing experience.

Listen to a high-perfectly-pitch young-girl display of real need, sprinkled with hope & conviction… utterly formidable testament to this Sister’s under-recorded gifts.

Before today is the rare 45 missing from most-everybody’s collection, signed by Eula to a friend. The vinyl visually does reveal light surface scuffing. None of which we are glad to announce, affect play in any way on the A or B sides.

Carefully listen to the flawless sound this 45 gives up. Not a murmur from those grooves, just a teenage girl imploring her love is taken seriously…

WOW!! nobody does it quite like Eula! 

Current bid: £ 311.00

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Bid on Try / Love Makes Do Foolish Things

Stewart Ames

Angelina, Oh Angelina / King For A Day

Does it matter which side you drop the arm on?

Of course it doesn’t BOTH sides give utterly delicious high quality, totally infectious Detroit NortherN Soul… as the magician that is Richard Popcorn Wylie weaves his magic..

Current bid: £ 422.00

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Bid on Angelina, Oh Angelina / King For A Day

Blues & Soul

No. 7 April 1968

April 1968 Blues & Soul was of the finest reads of the late 60s, as John Abbey’s team covered some of the last century’s great Soul artist’s.

The issue # 7 in the highly coveted beginnings of the series, covering pictures and articles on the current Soul recording making an impact on the UK record buyers.

Brenton Wood - Pic and Bio

Mervin Gaye - Pic and Bio

James Carr - Pic and Bio

Van Dykes - Pic and Bio

Arthur Conley - Pic and On UK Tour news

Spotlight on Carla Thomas with stunning pose picture

The Dave Godin column (2 pages) plus the then current Soul Charts, 45 & LP reviews and new release…

One of the very finest & rarest editions of this iconic Magazine

Current bid: £ 5.00

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Lyrics

So Hard To Get Along / Side Wind

GOLDWAX

Undoubtedly one of the world’s most collectable 60’s record labels and here is, again without question one of it’s hardest 45’s to capture.

1964 vocal group Northern Soul stroller featuring Percy Milem, that has yet to enjoy Northern Soul turntable exposure due to it’s insanely rare status.

My assumption is that after the Memphis Company secured an ABC Paramount deal, they withdrew the Goldwax 45. This was often in the contract for independents to stop marketing their own product, if a national was to to take over the promotion.

Well I must say for such a fine example of it’s genre, ABC did a pretty sloppy job of getting this out there to the public. Personally I’ve only ever encountered a couple of ABC Promo copies in my lifetime. Never ever seeing a STOCK release in the flesh. So even the ABC national copy is very hard to acquire.

With GOLDWAX being such a hard label run, to complete, being the ultimate challenge for so many Japanese collectors through the decades..it is really pleasing to eventually be able to offer this our very FIRST COPY rarity for sale, but not nearly as pleasing as it’s perfect condition.

Took me nearly 50 years to get this 45, so don’t expect a Minter to pop up again, any time soon.

Click and listen to a 45 not many people on Planet Earth have ever heard before.. I actually love both sides of this street-level Memphis treasure.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Bid on So Hard To Get Along / Side Wind

Dee Dee Sharp

What Kind Of Lady

one for the obsessive about condition -

the chances of finding this timeless NS anthem in UNPLAYED MINT condition, are NIL!!

before that impressive, currently popular soundfile was lifted; no sign whatsoever of a spindle ever entering that centerpiece.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Brooks Bros.

Lookin' For A Woman

Top Drawer Detroiot - Nerthern Soul Trophy

Current bid: £ 49.00

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Matta Baby

Do The Pearl, Girl Part 2

a Cleethoropes Pier MONASTER - so rarely ever seen as the ORIGINAL press!!

Current bid: £ 14.00

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Bid on Do The Pearl, Girl Part 2

John Lee Hooker

I'm In The Mood / Boogie Chillun

All British Sue 45s are togh to acquire - but the real task is to get them in the condition that you’lll never be seeking an upgrade..

Sue 361 is an elusive critter - in MInt minus condition it is an endangered species..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Edwin Starr

Time / Running Back And Forth

Since the “Northern Soul” TMG 725 has blossomed into and all-time NS anthem

Whilst the flipside is one of the most inspiring Northern Soul tunes Motown ever produced..

As a near perfect 1970 British Green & White PROMO copy - collecting Northern Soul could not get any more pleasurable!

Current bid: £ 122.00

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Bid on Time / Running Back And Forth

Charades

Key To My Happiness

the seldom see BLACK STOCKER a gorgeous vision to match the breathtaking slab of Soul that lay in the grooves.

Current bid: £ 410.00

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Baby Washington

That's How Heartaches Are Made

The ridiculously RARE 1965 British press in sterile condition..

Looks untouched since birth.. astonishingly immaculate!

For you to get some idea, of the serious rarity of this standout album. We will use Discogs as a benchmark, and note that the most prolific and thorough vinyl marketplace on Planet Earth, yet to document this album as a UK release, let alone sell a copy.

A totally gorgeous piece of Soul, in by far it’s rarest form, in time-capsule condition.

Ownership awaits the more discerning collector..

Current bid: £ 76.00

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Jato Vondel

Small Token Of My Love / We'll Join Together

The rich vein of independent Soul that flowed from Norfolk, Virginia during the 60s and 70’s is again underlined, by this Sweet Soul masterpiece from one of the area’s obscure groups.

It doesn’t matter which side you drop the stylus on, the result is identical; Exquisitely crafted vocal group harmony permeates the air.

We’ll lead with the side label owner and Norfolk musical entrepreneur Mr. Gregory chose to lead with. A rap intro takes your ear on a journey of seamlessly silky sweetness - haunting as the flawless lead is cradled by cushion of harmony. Rising and falling, perfectly times key changes, mold a most impeccable display real Soul!

But wait ..

The flipside changes lead vocal, for a stone-cold falsetto to take the reins and glide on a wave of horns & zipping strings.. WOW how seering is that sound when the elements fuse, burning a totally dreamy experience, whilst still able to be piercingly intrusive.

This is SWEET SOUL at it’s most assured.. it don’t get no better..in fact selling regret has just washed over my ears.. as this beauty would have slowly crushed those who intend to drown themselves in Soulful delights at “Diggn’ Deeper” in Sheffield next month… A place of soulful worship, for those discerning Soulies who demand to hear only the most moving of tunes..

Think ahead Manship, think ahead.. two real-quality drops are about to leave possesion.

Current bid: £ 45.00

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Jr., Walker & The All Stars

Tune Up / Do The Boomerang

Red & White-holics here’s one absolutely irresistible TMG “red & white” that so very seldom comes to market, especially with two clean labels and unblemished vinyls..

Current bid: £ 152.00

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Popcorn And The Mohawks

Real Good Lovin' / Have I The Right

We continue to dig deep into our Motown stocks to try and bring you some outstanding, rarely seen 45s in the best possible condition. Motown 1019 was another Richard Popcorn Wylie 45 that failed miserably upon release.

First check out that deep map label, miraculously this 45 has spent it’s life filed UNPLAYED and protected by a poly-sleeve. There is not even the merest blemish on either label. Utter perfection MINT ! the vinyl is as-good-as-it-gets also.

This is a listing for the many Motown scholars who have sought vinyl purity all their collecting lives. I’m never gonna seen a finer copy, and you’re not either..

Severely committed to owning the finest possible examples of the World’s most-famous independent record label - do not miss this opportunity, of owning a great Janie Bradford - Richard Popcorn Wylie collaboration that never sold a bean…

Current bid: £ 161.00

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Clydie King

Soft And Gentle Ways / He Always Comes Back To Me

Spectacular condition, pristine labels, vinyl hugging it’s birth sleeve.. with Ms King caressing every note and lyric into Northern Soul bliss..

What not to love… ?

Current bid: £ 30.00

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Othello Robertson

So In Luv /come On Home

One of the mysterious 60s Sister Soul artists of the “Bay Area” with little or no definitive information on her career. Other than it’s always an uplifting experience to listen to hear striking voice.

On this Northern Soul recording from late 1966 incorporated some of the Oakland’s best known Northern Soul contributors, as you could have guessed from the spirited horn section, the name Eddie Foster would appear on the credits, along with the prolific Dell Randle, long term mentor of Othello Robertson; with Harold Andrews in there somewhere adding extra weight to the proceedings.

Yuo cannot help but be drawn to the vision of a flawless 1967 PROMO copy still in birth sleeve. It was of course first pressed in styrene on the coveted “Baby Luv” label. But we think this same month ERA promo is a worthy alternative. As both variations are hard-to-find especially in exceptional condition.. which this offering certainly is.

Current bid: £ 61.00

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Little Mack

Tell Her To Come On Home

A listing for the Northern Soul R&B DJ seeking to elevate his set.

Her’s a Chicago belter written by the prolific Robert Lee and guided by the legendary Sun Ra on the mystical El Saturn labels.

Check out this moody downright dirty R&B/Popcorn dance offering. With Little Mack Simmons anguished style, ideal for this sultry mid-tempo benefitting from a relentless purring saxophone accompaniment, punctuated with some punchy piano breaks that drive the dance invitation to yet another level!

THIS IS RARE! and in perfect condition.

Do no sooze, we do not expect another copy - perhaps ever..

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The winning bid was £ 362.00

Sam Williams

Love Slipped Through My Fingers

Some records the vision makes you shiver, but not even close near to the spine-tingling journey that lay in the grooves.

You are viewing and about to listen to absolute pinnacle Northern Soul experience

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The winning bid was £ 3,256.00

Millionaires

Never For Me

Northern Soul oldie of the moment - in flawless condition..

We’re not sure we need to embellish this New Jersey voca-group dancer more than you already know, It is off course currently packing the dance-floors at Northern Soul gatherings, countrywide.

This flawless copy in it’s birth-sleeve will no doubt become the property of a DJ who likes to pleasure the crowd…

or just maybe a Deep Soul addict may be reminded of the aching horn-drenched ballad that lay in hiding on the flipside.

The only way to improve on this offering, will be if you ever find a copy without the tiny bb drill through the label. Vinyls, labels & sleeve are all pristine!

Absolutely no evidence of previous DJ outings, for this baby…

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The winning bid was £ 143.00

Roy Robert

I Know What To Do To Satisfy You

Oh yes, real-deal applause appreciated Northern Soul rarity that in still doing the business, right now.

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The winning bid was £ 714.00

Rufus Wonder

Under The Moon / So Upset

Whilst musing over this 45 with a NS scholar of Detroit, he qualified this 45 not only as an extremely challenging disc to acquire, but also, it would be HIS choice of first record, if he was seeking a “Big Impact” sound to kick off a “Niter” set!

Well after that statement I couldn’t wait to hear it again, to refresh my ears with a tune I’m not heard played out, in a very long time. I hardly need to say, as predicted my ears were ravaged by a dancefloor-riveting cocktail of vibes & horns, not to mention the tantalisingly delayed introduction of the zipping strings, then Rufus unleashes that silky voice elevated by a tide of male harmony crashing cymbals.

Wow! Mr Johnstone how could this tune have faded in my overloaded memory.. relentlessly potent Detroit that is long, long overdue for an All-Niter renaissance… my head is now full visions of Benn hall, Rugby or Kings Hall,Stoke bursting into uncontrollable euphoria as that opening, collides with the public.

Astounding intro, that just grows into one of the most inspiring Northern Soul tunes I’ve revisited..

This copy has surface marks and light ring wear to the label. Scrutinise the soundfile & view the label scans.. but to be honest it would take a lump hammer and an axe attack to interfere with this recording’s muscular presence…

After saying all that. I’m impressed with the flipside almost as much..

begging the question why the hell am I selling it… here comes another Manship-mistake.. as I type “vinyl-regret” is starting to stir inside.

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The winning bid was £ 190.00

Charley Wynn

Action Time / It's You I Love

Colorado Springs.. no a place you’d expect a Northern Soul stomper to be born, or indeed to find a Deep Soul scorcher on the flipside..

A mystery record from a mystery man that delivers proper 60’s Soul in two differing genres..

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The winning bid was £ 281.00

Bobby Paris

Night Owl

It’s An Anthem!!

It’s a PROMO

It’s in exceptional condition!

…nuff said?

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The winning bid was £ 423.00

John & The Weirdest

Can't Get Over These Memories / No Time

A highly prestigious double helping of top-drawer Northern Soul in dream-condition!

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The winning bid was £ 3,068.00

Sheila Ferguson

Heartbroken Memories / Signs Of Love

Cinderella Northern Soul, crafted by two Philadelphia Princes, partnering up to create Girl-Group Northern Soul perfection;

It has always puzzled me, why this magnificent NS dancer has for decades been on the threshold of timeless classic status but just never had the intense exposure that some of Northern Soul’s “Ugly Sisters” received.

My view is, this is another elusive disc, that has suffered from not being in the optimum amount of DJ boxes at the same time, a neglected Wigan Casino monster that sadly didn’t get invited to the ball.

Click the soundfile to remind yourself what the 70s all-niter congregation was deprived of whilst “Lost Summer Love” “Nine Times Out Of Ten” “Surrounded By A Ray Of Sunshine” were dominating the turntables..

The genius of Richie Barrett & Leon Huff is conspicuous in the exteme,as is Sheila Ferguson’s heavenly voice, with both sides offering superior girl-sound Northern Soul on every note. Let it be said, some of he DJ’s of that era, just never owned a copy,but then again it has after never been an easy prey.

The almost weekly “Weekenders” of 2016 may do well to drop the arm on this much-loved Philly dancer, before it leaves the ball..

One small pleasing aspect in this fairytale is that this awesome tune’s neglect in the past has reprieved it from the indignity of “overplay” and the Northern Soul bootleg which follows.. if you hear it out, and we seriously hope you do, that DJ will be playing the elusive original.. that should have eloped with a NS Prince Charming decades ago..

This Promo copy btw is totally flawless.. and a perfect for the Northern Soul feet..

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The winning bid was £ 246.00

Candy And The Kisses

The 81

We can’t even begin to describe how damn difficult it is to find authentic UK Cameo Parkway SLEEVES!

Let alone have an immaculate 1964 Twisted Wheel MOD classic sitting inside it..

A British collector’s dream is the sleeve to slip onto all those Cameo Parkway’s on the shelves tat look “vinyl-naked” without their Red, Black & White Pye design jackets to keep them covered.

This hotly-hunted 1964 British press, has just he merest sleeve contact brushes on the playing surface, only detectable in angled bright light, and two labels unsullied through the last 52 years..

I’m finding it hard to image finding a better copy than this example, that will halt the constant British upgrading, on this title at least..

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

Organics

Foot Stomping

From the house of Ernest Burt, the Magic City Detroit come this rarely encounter piece of neighborhood FUNK by the imaginatively christened “Organics” a street-level creation that will grow on you..

A compelling session emerging after the recording the lead side, an impressive down-home gritty “Blues” statement. After some of “Fortunes” old-schoolers gather to “Jam”

The result when seasoned talents mingle, is a cohesive blending of the Blues guitar, The Hammond into pumping FUNK as an energetic drummer rattles out the dance rhythm.

Raw, unpretentious Motor City funker that expands itself into a fun time tat transfers onto the vinyl perfectly..

Tough to find, nice clean condition for a record that on the on occasions it breaks surface, is usually seen a little too many parties for the particular DJ or collector.

Killer instrumental encapsulating what is possible when the “Old-School” musicians have a “blow-out”

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The winning bid was £ 76.00

Harden Brothers

Deep Inside Of Me

a Harden Brothers 1981 D.I.Y. project, giving up a deliciously Jazzy, Soulful Stepper saturated in class and style..

It is hard for me to imagine how John Harden and brothers can create this level of quality and not go on to have more releases, or indeed craft an album. Perhaps this was a pleasurable pastime for friends, as the lead singer was a “Doctor” by profession. The other participants probably had similar commitments, whatever the reason this disc is shockingly impressive, not only by the level of skill but also the mystique surrounding these creations; that considerably adds to the desirability, of an intriguing 33rpm small hole single, most probably born as gifts for friends & family..

But you cannot overlook the intricate dexterity displayed as this recording unfolds. Fabulously impassioned, skillful and so very compelling; it will leave you wondering about the talent involved and what might have been, if these guys jammed more often..

RARE and far too good to pass by..

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The winning bid was £ 468.00

Magnetics

I Have A Girl / Love & Devotion

No, not that horrid practical joke of a counterfeit, that recently had the whole of the Northern Soul scene up in arms, as a laughable attempt at vinyl-fraud unfolded.

THIS IS THEIMPOSSIBLE” 100% ORIGINAL! The Paramount press real-deal with the minuscule numbered hallmark under the paper label, with just enough paper penetration to make authentication child’s play.

This is Northern Soul collecting at it’s most challenging, vocal-group NS at it’s very finest. Act accordingly as the chances of another copy coming up for sale are as remote as Beyonce bringing you coffee in the morning.

Current bid: £ 2,039.00

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Dynamics

Yes, I Love You Baby

A Manship-MInt…if it wasn’t for the the fade writing on the flipside label.

This is in our experience the rarest form of this classic Detroit Northern Soul dancer.

The West Coast two bar Los Angeles press looks so very cool, and unfamiliar. A-side label is perfection, both vinyls are unblemished so near totally Mint! See scan for the flipside label blemish. Not serious but just enough to stop it being saved for our anticipated Christmas-Gift offering of perfection.

A a much-loved NS Golden Classic that has not yet suffered that Weekender overkill that has anesthetized our senses to so many stand-out records. To my ears this Richard Popcorn Wylie & Tony Hester presented to one of Soul greatest ever group gathering as they evolved into the Dramatics at Stax, to touch and sometimes leap over the bar set by the The Dells, The Temptations, The Manhattans etc.

Listen to seamless vocal group Northern Soul guided by to of the sound’s greatest technicians, present on a label that is just so pleasing on the eye.

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Gloria Jones

Gone With The Wind Is My Love

The mythical studio session, capturing an up and coming Northern Soul Queen, singing one of the most-iconic Northern Soul antthems.

Unissued at the time, here is the now legendary Ms. Jones interpretation of Rita Graham’s and The Tiaras Wigan Casino anthem!

And what a version it is!!

Listen and prepare yourself for ownership of a most-exciting Northern Soul ONE OFF! Cut by one of our music’s truly great Sisters.The winner will also receive the hand written and signed auction entry form the writer, producer and label owner of this disc, Mr. Lou Barreto himself.

Having been filed at Dore in Los Angeles for near 50 years, the play surface has gathered some mild surface marks, but as you can hear Gloria comes through loud, clear and utterly dynamic!

A once in a lifetime opportunity to own an authentic 1967 studio 10” acetate of a much-talk about recording, what is a phenomenal slab of Northern Soul!

Current bid: £ 251.00

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Unknown Big Mama!

Hey Baby

Want an exclusive? to elevate your DJ set - here’s rattling good dancer from an unknown artist.

Could be any of those Big Mama’s who took no prisoners once they had a microphone in their hands.. Big Maybelle, Big Mama Thornton? Or just a local lass with huge presence and attitude..

At this moment in time I have no idea who this R&B Dominatrix actually is? All I’m aware of, is she scares me, snarling and growling and in need of love! Personally I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge… imagine if you don’t come up to her expectations.. fall shirt of her needs..

She’s in my head, hands on hips, shaking her tush, curling her top lip and proclaiming.. “get this boy outta here.. bring me a real man!!!”

Well that’s what a great tune does to you, paints of picture, sparks an image of what the singer was like.. I’m seeing Big Gal dominance; whipping up a frenzy at will.. I’m also seeing a NS DJ wowing his punters when this exclusive is dropped…

if I’m wrong.. tie me up and stick an orange in my mouth..

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Jesse Davis

Gonna Hang On In There

A flawless PROMO copy of this 100 Club anthem still snugly snoozing in it’s birth-sleeve.

You will see a finer example, not a blemish anywhere. Check out that attention-seeking label scan then listen to soundfile perfection.

This is a 45 for those of you on that mission-impossible of acquiring the Northern Soul “greats” in as perfect condition condition, as is humanly possible to secure.

You will not find a better..

Current bid: £ 247.00

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Miracles

Bad Girl / I Love You Baby

Has there been a more historical Soul 45 ever made?

We think not..

The disc that started the most-famous black-music record label of the last century.. inspired by the silky vocal Nathaniel Mayer Smokey Robinson delivers one of the greatest Soul harmony recordings ever committed to vinyl.

Not only truly beautiful in the extreme but also drenched in historical-importance. As the the inspiring story of the struggling pairing of Berry Gordy Jr., and Bill “Smokey” Robinson delivering their debut Motown 45 to Detroit and surrounding record shops in their own car, pulling copies from the trunk and persuading the proprietors to stock copies..

This was of course the dawning of the world’s greatest independent record label and this disc is on 2016 considered a huge Motown trophy. Even though it has spent it’s early life in it’s neighborhood without a sleeve to no doubt be cherished as the spectacularly sad song it surely is. Evoking visions of love-struck teenage Motor City guys & girls brought nearly to tears “alone In Their Rooms” listening to “Smokey” spill his heart onto the floor.

Before you is a legend, even though it has multiple surface scuff from stacking in said bedroom. It plays really well, check out the double sound file lifted directly off this disc. and check out the Diana Hagopian proof of ownership wisely scrawled on the flipside label..

This listing is saturated in all the kudos and atmosphere that makes record collecting so very irresistible..

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Bob Relf

Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful

Who Was The DJ - Who Was the Collector.. It’s a story I heard pre-Wigan can anyone expand on this.

STORY TIME There’s nothing quite like a top 100 Northern Soul classic in it’s rarest attire to ignite euphoric recall from the Northern Soul halcyon days, the wonder-years of pre-Wigan Casino when almost every Torch, Va Va’s, Blackpool Mecca spin bristled the hairs on your neck, provoking fancy-footwork you just never knew you had in you..

But it was slightly different debut, this L.A. masterpiece made at the “Torch” than you’d have expected; legend has it that this was presented to a legendary “Torch” DJ by a young Southern collector who discovered it, along with a rave review and unbridled enthusiasm, the pressured DJ played Bob Relf for the first time to the “Top Rank” Hanley congregation..

The opening bars were very promising, yes what an instantaneous dance tune this was…UNTIL the “out-of-the-blue” “slow” “lull” in the middle, when this tune delivers an Avante-Garde “break”, that stopped the dancers in full flow…the astonished DJ immediately faded it out and dropped another more conventional dance tune on in it’s place.

That unexpected “break” over the decades became so iconic, a flowing trance-like movement was soon ingrained into the spellbound NS dancers routine, as Bob Relf served up Northern Soul with a difference.

I would love to know the name of the collector who got the DJ to play this now top-classic, and indeed the DJ who ejected it so prematurely, I feel it needs documenting accurately, to file away as another Northern Soul “vignette” that will be passed onto the younger generation…

Having said all that, if the DJ had played the other side instead, the out come would have been totally different, no break, no weirdness.. just totally captivating Northern Soul that surely deserves more that the occasional airing at the more cultured Northern Soul soiree..

Two killer tunes, one interesting event, one RARE 45 in these clothes…

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Phonetics

Don't Let Love Get You Down/ Pretty Girl

Does it matter which side you drop the needle on? Not really as both sides give up decidedly-delicious Los Angeles vocal-group Northern Soul, that has, through it’s own elusiveness, escaped over-exposure, bootlegging or CD overkill through the decades.

This disc is in fact one of those endangered vinyl-species that have yet to rocket in value, on the back of inspired NS turntable action, perched and ready to reach those exclusive heights it has always threatened to do.

Saturated in those essential qualities required… don’t take my word for it..click the double soundfile, that will leave you wondering why this double helping from a young genius hasn’t already smashed beyond that 4 figure bench mark inferior and commoner 45s seem to do on an almost daily basis…

Unleash Willie Hutch and the boys, and reveal a chance to own a grossly overlooked slab of Northern Soul, just ready and waiting to smash into an inspired DJ’s set, the type of NS Jock who has an skilled-eye for those hidden gems that just need air-time to join the ever growing list of the Northern Soul A-list 45s..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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High Powered Spirit Band

Be A Winner / I Know You Can

A classy 80s mid-pacer, with a growing reputation, as the production ticks all the boxes required for upfront club exposure. Silky, seamless and addictive!

Skilled harmonies tight knitted into a slick dance arrangement with not even a brief nod to the 80s Disco-dance-dross that was saturating the early 80s club scene.

This is an individual creation, a stand alone production that so snugly fits into the European rare-soul club criteria. It has the lot, woven into an insistent dance arrangement; an uncompromising jazzy guitar drives the rhythm, rolling unobtrusive drumming adds another layer. Has those highly honed harmony vocals, tightly crochet themselves into backing track..

A most impressive example, of a group not running with the crowd; crafting a stand out tune… currently enjoying well deserved rare soul turntable action.

RARE!

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Ray Williams

Hen And Rooster / No Quitting

Now for something completely different!

But BEWARE - this 45 is dangerously contagious!

! A Texas Jam that just rattles with 60s feelgood “get on the floor”. So different in fact, it could well be one of the most memorable listen on our auction pages for the whole of 2016!

A Dallas Quintet neighborhood affair with five guys striking R&B Gold with an inspired jam, ejaculating mesmerizing Northern Soul dance, flooded with pumping horns, down-right dirty sax, savage inflicted piano swipes complete with a Rooster clucking in anticipation, finally applauding the result.

This is Northern soul R&B at it’s most-convincing, amazing what can be achieve by five guys out for a good time! Over 50 years later they are pleasuring the NS dancers, wherever this rarity is dropped..

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Satintones

Tomorrow & Always / A Love That Can Never Be

The Motown rare “error” label with H-55596 (no strings) master on the label but the deadwax recording with strings - with etched matrix H 625 (with strings)

Los Angeles January1961 delta #37804 MR & “Bell Sound” stamped deadwax, Seriously elusive variation in seriously pristine condition.

We are so pleased after decades and decades of disappointment encountering Motown striped “Pinks” in varying states of vinyl distress.

This copy is FLAWLESS with labels & vinyl being an unbelievable sight.

Even though Motown acknowledged that this recording was a direct act of plagiarism, copying the essence of The Shirelles - Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - even crediting Carole King & Jerry Goffin in the bracketed writers. Along with Robert Bateman and Janie Bradford who changed the words..

But Scepter were having none of it, Motown recorded the session with strings added and without strings..neither version remained available for sale. With Motown politely ceasing promotion.

This vocal-group recipe, certainly crafted a possible “smash hit” for Berry Gordy with only his 6th. release on his fledgling label. But it was not to be, and Berry was about to hit a barren period for hits.. as the Motown “pinks” failed him after such a promising hit at #1003.

But what these two mixes did do, was to set the tone for Motown to never “copy” someone else’s hit again; Also giving the Motown addict two not one 45s to stalk..

Reason for this going to auction, is pretty obvious - you just don’t meet these “Pink” in immaculate condition and immaculate this listing certainly is!

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Four Tops

Ask The Lonely /where Did You Go

RARE combination of an iconic Motown 45, as a PROMO complete with Picture Cover

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Justine

Right Now / The Place Where Sorrow Hides

Not only are you viewing of of British Northern Soul collecting’s “impossibles” it’s totally flawless house in the UK Pye’s subsidiary sleeve the owner actually purchased it in, in 1969.

Unquestionably one of THE rarest most challenging British 45’s to acquire!

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Prez Kenneth

Devil Dealing Part 1 & 2

RAREST OF THE RARE!

Northern Soul R&B

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Brothers

Brothers Groove / Funky Paella

A double helping of highly sought after FUNK!

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Marva Whitney

It's Your Thing

A spectacularly RARE 1969 British press is pristine condition..

The Queen of Kansas Soul N’ Funk blasts it to England? Well not quite because upon release this standout album sold little or nothing; as Polydor released her finest work, without so much as a single from her huge repertoire being offered to the British Soul fans.

It is no exaggeration to say, that in 1969 this Majesty Of Funk was an unknown artist on these shores. It is surprising how the UK Polydor executives overlooked this towering performer, when they released most everything of James Brown that was put before them.

That listen to the comparable Marva Whitney in same wonderment, I did when this insanely elusive album LP landed back on my lap, as the previous winner back in May 2015 failed tio honor his bid.

This is the ONLY COPY we have had through our hands this century and condition is FLAWLESS!

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