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Darrell Banks

Open The Door To Your Heart / Our Love

Not simply THE most important British Soul 45 to ever come to market. But also quite easily the most exciting record I’ve been in the presence of, in the whole of my record dealing career.

No, this is not an apparition, the Darrell Banks STOCK copy - really does exist, yes it really, really does.

The 48 years, mythical tales and vinyl dreams have now at last come true. When this escapee from the Decca factory scrap-skips, this vision of beauty was found in a deceased former employee’s “Decca/London” hoard.

UNPLAYED and totally MINT

This HOLY GRAIL has since its unearthing been played twice on each side - once by the discoverer to ensure he wasn’t dreaming and it actually played the recordings the label depicted. Then the full sound files were lovingly lifted by Stella @ John Manship Records, to showcase the top quality a mint lifelong filed record emits.

It’s been in my possession now for 2 hours and my pulse is still racing. The high I’m on, is an intoxicating mix of disbelief and awe. I feel like French explorer of the New World, Father Louis Hennepin who allegedly travelled for weeks through uncharted territory, accompanied by an ever-increasing rumbling sound, until he eventually stumbled through a clearing onto the deafening vista of the Niagara Falls.

We’ve hoped, we’ve dreamed, we’ve wished and we’ve prayed for its existence. Our persistent outrageous 48 year long wait has been more than repaid with a solitary PERFECT COPY!

For the Northern Soul collector, this we feel is the most-prestigious 45 it is possible to own. Historically immense.. with both sides giving up the very embodiment of the Northern Soul Sound itself.

Current bid: £ 9,372.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 month

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£ 1.00
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£ 27.00
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£ 9,399.00
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£ 9,372.00

Bid on Open The Door To Your Heart / Our Love

Deniece Chandler

Mama, I Wished I Stayed At Home

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 11.00
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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on Mama, I Wished I Stayed At Home

Kenny Shepard

What Difference Does It Make C/w Try To Understand

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 11.00
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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on What Difference Does It Make C/w Try To Understand

Servicemen

Are You Angry C/w I Need A Helping Hand

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 694.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 14.00
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£ 708.00
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£ 694.00

Bid on Are You Angry C/w I Need A Helping Hand

The O'jays

I'll Never Forget You C/w Pretty Words

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from a USA collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE BETTERED.

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on I'll Never Forget You C/w Pretty Words

Chandlers

Your Love Makes Me Lonely C/w I Need Our Love

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from a USA collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE BETTERED.

Current bid: £ 408.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 12.00
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£ 420.00
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£ 408.00

Bid on Your Love Makes Me Lonely C/w I Need Our Love

Sam Fletcher

I'd Think It Over

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 137.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 12.00
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£ 149.00
Current Bid
£ 137.00

Bid on I'd Think It Over

Nolan Chance

Just Like The Weather C/w Don't Use Me

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 14.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 13.00
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£ 27.00
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£ 14.00

Bid on Just Like The Weather C/w Don't Use Me

Earl Wright

Thumb A Ride

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 45.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 56.00
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£ 45.00

Bid on Thumb A Ride

Chants

Baby I Don't Need Your Love

Not many people who have won CRUFTS Dog Show can claim fame as writing and recording one of Northern Soul’s most-wanted British Recordings!

Silky Smooth Chris Amoo Northern Soul groove, with an army of underground admirers. We say underground because in the many decades of it’s discovery there has never been enough copies to go round, for DJ’s it give it the lift-off, unlike some of the other exclusively British beauties unearthed over the years.

Go and immerse yourself in what is of the very best British production from the very talented Tony Hiller (check out his work on Deram).

Passionate drumming, soaring trumpets pick up the pace as the lead vocal glides above it all. Hiller puts strong vocal group choruses in place and this production is up and running, burgeoning on every note - then it hits the roof!

JUST BRILLIANT!!!

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 5 days

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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on Baby I Don't Need Your Love

Bobby Reed

The Time Is Right For Love C/w If I Don't Love You

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from a USA collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE BETTERED.

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 23.00
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Bid on The Time Is Right For Love C/w If I Don't Love You

Greater Experience

Don't Forget To Remember

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 298.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 311.00
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£ 298.00

Bid on Don't Forget To Remember

Cautions

No Other Way C/w Poor Loser

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 14.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 27.00
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£ 14.00

Bid on No Other Way C/w Poor Loser

Troy Dodds

Try My Love C/w The Real Thing

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 413.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 426.00
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£ 413.00

Bid on Try My Love C/w The Real Thing

Jeanette Harper

Put Me In Your Pocket

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from a USA collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 11.00
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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on Put Me In Your Pocket

Dean Courtney

I'll Always Need You

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from a USA collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 12.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 5 days

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£ 23.00
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£ 12.00

Bid on I'll Always Need You

Flowers

For Real

Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On” album broke new territory for Soul music, as all the rules were thrown out the window with lush, lengthy instrumental intros left you begging for the vocal to open. Flowers does the same..

Richard Flowers like so many others must have drawn inspiration from the last century’s finest album - as this single has left me feeling exactly as I did the first time I drop the arm on STML11190. Breathless, left craving for more..

Too much SOUL for one heart to take!!

From the California brain behind N. F. Porter’s “Keep On Keeping On” comes a journey to Heaven and back. Drenched, in fact saturated in undiluted passion and emotion. Dripping with desire, a hunger that very few recordings can transmit, just like the “Hamilton Movement” listening is a mood-changing experience, dancing to it is trance inducing… every note exuding class!

We repeat “..too much SOUL for one heart to take”

Current bid: £ 766.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 5 days

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£ 782.00
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£ 766.00

Bid on For Real

Lou Pride With Bobby Gamble & Oliver Lady

Your Love Is Fading C/w Lonely Room

Unicorn-Rare Memphis Crossover Northern Soul dancer, backed with the Killer Deep Funk flip.

Although considered precious, this serious rarity was not quite the right style to follow Lou’s “I’m Coming Home In The Mornun” into Northern Soul immortality, but did however steadily grow in reputation due to extreme rarity and shifting sands of Northern Soul tastes, as the upfront and decidedly more discerning Jocks gave it turntable time at venues like Great Yarmouth Soul Essence etc. Then there was Keb Darge’s Deep Funk revolution to expose the flipside and this 45 ascended to double-Grail status.

Even over four decades of being pursued by most-every serious Soul collector worldwide still only an handful are known.

This copy has a few light surface, but as you can hear in their entirety both sides play loud clean and true….

when will another opportunity arise to corner this endangered species again?

..do not pass by.

Current bid: £ 754.00

Time remaining: Approx. 5 days 1 hour

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£ 1.00
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£ 14.00
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£ 768.00
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£ 754.00

Bid on Your Love Is Fading C/w Lonely Room

Towana & The Total Destruction

Wear Your Natural, Baby C/w Help Me Get That Feelin' Back Again

An utterly persuasive slab of California Rare-Soul that achieved fully 3 different label designs, the one before you; Black with silver text being the 1st and by far the rarest.

Topside used to be an overlooked treasure, as the Northern Soul fraternity opted to play the much meatier “Help Me” on which Ty Karim flexes her unique vocal, whilst a gang of harmony guys back up her every line, with a pumping hard saxophone blows, then husband Kent Harris brings in strings and the session is complete! Leaving me now wondering why this undiluted slab of proper-Northern Soul didn’t achieve MONSTER status? Especially as Ty Karim is in sparklin’ form..

Until that is, I listened again to “Wear Your Natural” a true MASTERPIECE ! I proclaim… Ty is an undisputed vocal genius, Kent Harris is a genius producer and that saxophonist is pretty competent also.

So click the soundfile and be prepared to get blown away, by an inspirational mid-pacer again utilizing a tight vocal-group who do a classy call & answer sequence, lush strings fill the air, shrill girls join the party; As Ty Karim moves on up and slips into top gear. Purring, growling throughout an on-your-knees performance which not many Sisters could attempt to rival.

AWESOME truly AWESOME!
 

Current bid: £ 214.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 5 days

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£ 225.00
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£ 214.00

Bid on Wear Your Natural, Baby C/w Help Me Get That Feelin' Back Again

Invitations

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

Irresistible for more reasons than one..

Currently cramming floors up and down Britain with it’s infectious blend of magical vocal-group harmony Northern Soul woven into a New York Latino influenced arrangement.

A MONSTER !

This copy is in utterly flawless condition, with two unblemished labels, mirror like vinyl surface. You may never see a finer copy..

or see a fuller dancefloor..

Current bid: £ 215.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 5 days

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£ 227.00
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£ 215.00

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

The Jades

I'm Where It's At C/w Mother's Only Daughter

Forget Cleethorpes Pier - well if you didn’t attend you maybe can, if you did you certainly will never forget that experience.

But for me and many other old-timers THE JADES is 100% WIGAN CASINO so impressive was this find - on it’s first play it was the most talked about tune of the night and so impressed was the discoverer of this mighty-stomper he had already bootlegged it on the striking black & silver REE label. Which flooded the UK within weeks of its Casino debut.

The REE label repro was so well put together that many thought it to be the original label at the time, well it wasn’t but before you today is that highly elusive original PROMO press. (I’ve personally never seen a STOCK copy)

This NS Trophy comes to us in unbelievable condition, NEVER had any DJ turntable action ever. Still in it’s birth sleeve, with only the lightest of a surface blemish preventing a coveted MINT grade..

In 2014 we doubt a finer copy exists…

PS the flipside is an overlooked Jewel of Harmony Heaven!

Current bid: £ 751.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 5 days

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Bid on I'm Where It's At C/w Mother's Only Daughter

John Drevar's Expression

The Closer She Gets C/w When I Come Home

A British Pink & Silver Grail!

The PINK is so glowing, the scanner fails to pick up its brilliance - but I can assure you if you win this summit of Rare British Northern Soul collecting, don the Raybans before opening the packet - an eye-popping experience awaits - would be an understatement!

British only and so elusive the “NS Bootleggers” were unable to secure a copy to meet the demand. So as an alternative in 1979 some obscure singer freshly recorded it. So do not confuse in anyway this potent Johnny Harris production of a Teddy Randazzo, Richie Adams & Victoria Pike composition, with dreadfully inferior version from the Nottingham based Destiny label credited to John Drevars. There is absolutely no comparison..

Before you today is a tune that DJ’s in the 70s were so proud to own and even more puffed-up to play. Overloading dancefloors every time it was played…

There is no bootleg of it or even a respectable alternative version - before you today is THE REAL DEAL with totally immaculate vinyl.

This listing is in honour of the NS contribution DJ Nev Wherry made during his all too brief twin-deck-career. Here’s to you Nev I remember cl;early your enthusiastic introduction and the crowd reaction when you dropped the needle on this tune at Cleethorpes Winter Gardens… immense!

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The winning bid was £ 909.00

M. V. P.'s

Turnin' My Heartbeat Up

NORTHERN SOUL THE MOVIE

Featured not quite so much as “Time” but certainly iconic Wigan Casino as it headed the timeless mid-70s Granada TV “This England” documentary.. who could ever forget those opening vibes as the molten iron slides from the ladle…those instantly recognizable vibes ring out into “Turn in’ My Heartbeat Up..”

A Northern Soul classic now for 40 years - still packing the floors everywhere, we thought this would be an ideal Christmas gift for an old-school Casino member, especially as it’s in neat perfect condition…

How much do you love your man?

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The winning bid was £ 442.00

Idols

Check Her Out C/w Why Am I So Blue

One of the seriously RARE U.S.A. label Northern Soul creations.

A barrage of brass crashes into violent drum whacks whilst the racing harmonized vocals become more and more euphoric as they annouce “Baby’s Coming Home”

A relentless 2 minutes of proper-classic-style STOMPING NORTHERN SOUL!

But do not overlook the fine street-corner harmony ballad on the flipside, raw and decidedly impressive..

RARITY is such that this 45 sits comfortably in the top 5 least-seen, most-wanted amongst the labels plethora of obscure and very limited presses.

Condition of both sides could hardly be finer..

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The winning bid was £ 794.00

Edwin Starr

Time C/w Running Back And Forth

NORTHERN SOUL - THE MOVIE

From the toilets of the Youth Club the murky Tick-Tock of the intro could just be heard above leaky toilet cistern, slowly getting louder. He re-enters the dance space and BOOM! Edwin Starr is full-on blasting out TIME!

That pivotal moment when “one” record captured your imagination and you are enamored..it’s that goose-bump experience, that spine tingle shiver that hooks you into a life of searching for music that ignites that rare sensation.

For me it was Al Kent’s - The Way You’ve Been Acting Lately - steadily getting louder as I climbed the wooden stairs into the Trent side “BRIT” club in Nottingham but for many it would have been “TIME” or something similar; just like the youngster in the movie, you were sent on a journey that for the majority has become a lifetime quest..

I thought NORTHERN SOUL - THE MOVIE encapsulated that “sense of being” completely…

Go See It… but don’t expect to see the ultimate Green and White DEMO spinning on the turntables…especially a flawless one.

PS the flipside is “Crazy About Crossover” Heaven.. 

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 274.00

Heti Lloyd

Soul Sister C/w I Met A Guy

You are about ran over by an out-of-control runaway vocal of Heti Lloyd a street-level Texas Sister who vocal is perfectly matched to take on an almighty Tsunami of horns and does a Marva Whitney as she outstrips them

The sassy Heti Lloyd surely does pack a punch, carried with attitude and the backing male vocals stand back out of her whirlwind presence, as she hits those high notes with consummate ease. A very convincing piece of Deep Funk with inspiring Northern Soul moments in the chorus.

Deep Soul fans will appreciate the slow-drag flipside again supported by a blaring horn section that is drown by that all-powerful Sister’s pipes..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 122.00

Mickie Champion

What Good Am I (without You) C/w The Hurt Still Lingers On

Straight from the USA - certainly this listing has never endured the rigors of the Northern Soul circuit since 1976! This copy is a NS Virgin, vinyl forensics only reveals the light of sleeve brush blemishes, both sides play perfect.

Forget Wigan Casino, this was a total monster at Cleethorpes Pier; a girder-warping dancefloor-destroyer with few equals. Unleash that soundfile and imagine 50 foot about the freezing waters of North Sea turbulence, 100s of NS devotees were stomping their hearts out to pure POWER!

Still 4 decades on it has exactly the same affect on solid ground, an instant igniter of the dacefloor rush… as that low-blow sax vibrates your back-teeth and Mikki’s squealing vocal style pierces your bones and demands MOVE (and you’ll be treated to skyward trumpet blasts as you dance!)

Today I know many of you “get off” on the sultry Beast Ballad flipside..also totally dominant in its own way.

Two great sides.. with little or no human contact..

 

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 417.00

Sandra Wright

Midnight Affair C/w Wounded Woman

An extravagant encounter with a proper Diva Dance Soul!!

Only available as the seldom-seen STOCK copy on the flipside of an equally impressive mid-tempo Soulful Stepper, both sides enriched by a brilliant brass section that screams Memphis!!!

Both sides for decades have graced the turntables of the more discerning Soul dancefloors; Soul Essence, Just Soulful, The Orwell etc. etc. Places where the accent is placed on the vocally endowed and musically gifted.

We lead with the tough to find “Midnight Affair” as Sandra Wright waits for the horns and the piano to set the scene.. then like a Big Cat, she purrs, whines and pleads for late night liaison. Who could resist being taken off to her den, certainly not me; the thought of Sandra’s sighs, as my alarm clock makes me nearly forget the full blown dance experience she’s delivering…

The other side is just as convincing - as the feelgood backing deceives - as Sandra struts into the arrangement with pouting defiance and looking for revenge..again with the horns decorate an already fabulous tune and lifting it into a “must own” rating..

What a voice, what a woman, what horns…

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 160.00

Major Lance

I'm The One C/w Pride And Joy

NEVER ISSUED IN THE USA as a single!

UK EMI try and cash in the the British Tamla Motown 1965 explosion by digging back into the Okeh catalog to release this 1963 Chicago session of Marvin’s Gaye - Pride And Joy - and in doing so unwittingly discharging a stunning version of the much-loved Impressions recording “I’m The One Who Loves You” entitling it as an abbreviated “I’m The One” it is a tune that most may have overlooked.

Personally I love these one-off executive decisions that create real oddities and rare 45s that would otherwise just sit in the vaults or languish, without DJ-love as an album track.

Take a listen to “The Major’s” version, it is a truly fabulous take on the Curtis Mayfield creation, benefiting from the artists so familiar unique voice and style.

Before you today is a Red & White DEMO with flawless vinyls - gleaming labels who’s only foible is a half-hearted attempt to neatly “score” the NOT FOR SALE text - check over the scan carefully it is minuscule and rather insignificant in the historical story of this “UNIQUE” British 7”’ other exclusive Northern Soul.

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

Doris Duke

I'l Make A Sweet Man C/w What Will Tomorrow Bring

A Legend In Her Own Time!

Since I first heard this Diva’s phenomenal voice on Dave Godin’s Blues & Soul recommendations, I have wondered what would Doris be like on a dance recording; as her Deep Soul offerings are unparalleled, which her two standout Mojo albums will testify.

I had to wait a decade or three, as until recently this Massachusetts D.I.Y. label was mostly unknown but debuting on our auction today, we can now revel in Doris’s mighty vocal spewing out a fabulous rare-soulful-dance groove. She certainly loses none of her penetration on this rich horn & string production. Delivering that expressive lyrics, exquisitely manipulated like only she can.

So listen to one of the greatest female Soul vocalists ever attack upbeat dance production, but if you need reminding how superior Doris handles the Deep Soul ballad, just flip it over and it’s like old times, dropping a late night needle onto a Mojo LP and falling into a soothing Soulful abyss.

Yes, certainly a “Legend In Her On Time” and this his by far her rarest recording…

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James Shorter

Modern Day Woman C/w Ready For The Heartbreak

This weeks sleeper, or should we say snoozer… comes on one of Soul’s most-wanted labels, so saturated in distilled emotion. It is hard to believe this disc has never hit the dizzy heights of the labels other NS giants.

Listen and you’ll be incredulous too, as The Masqueraders back up James Shorter’s beseeching vocal, who along with wailing girl group who together take this downbeat recording into an eerie cavernous atmospheric place that defies all the rules of Northern Soul.

In the case of this records, it is the flooding emotion you’re dancing to not the beat.. real-deal Soul can do that to you.

Like it meaty?

Just turn it over for a deceptive bluesy intro, then BANG you’re pulled into a relentless slab of Motor City Northern Soul with the Masqueraders adding depth and richness to this proper-NS-dance groove…

Change your mood..just flip it back, you’ll not hear another NS tune carrying that alluring but ghostly depth of sensitivity… genius!

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Shane Martin

I Need You

Some consider that Paul Anka - I Can’t Help Loving You - is POP and I’ve heard Shane Martin - I Need You - is too.

My opinion is Colour of skin and a previous artists recordings do not count for anything when Artie Schroeck is around. He is after all the common denominator with these two Northern Soul Monsters that have endured for decades bigoted snipes from collectors and NS purists who may think that it elevates themselves in some weird way to collect records by selected skin shades.

Certainly NOT Pop but two top-drawer examples of total Northern Soul that only the likes of Mr. Schroeck could manufacture from a session.

Shane is currently enjoying a huge Northern Soul renaissance being one of the most-requested tunes of the moment. Rightly so, it was a floor-packer mid-70s and is still having the same effect today.

So when a rarely seen yellow stock copy surfaces, we feel auction will ensure it safely ends up in your man’s Christmas stockings.. the morale being, never judge a song by colours, and never judge a man who wears stockings during the festive season.

But do judge label colours and condition… yellow stock copy in fine clean condition is no easy disc to find

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Hamilton Movement

She's Gone

On God’s Earth is there a finer example of 70s Soulful Dance?

WE THINK NOT!!

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Arin Demain

Silent Treatment

Discovered in Pittsburgh 1977 to become an iconic Cleethorpes Winter Gardens last in the set play, to rise from that lowly position to high priority on collectors wish lists - and remained there ever since.

The “Cleethorpes” DJ habit for playing something really slow and soulful as their exit disc, started out as an “in” joke because the next DJ would be playing to a nearly empty dance floor, which was all in good fun to begin with. But when Tony Middleton’s “Paris Blues” rose from Beat Ballad stroller into dancefloor packer, the search was on for similar discs to spin last.

Enter “Ernie Lucas” with a perfect candidate, by any standard of the time “Silent Treatment” was a slower than the norm, but shimmered with so much “Real Soul” the appreciation grew and grew so that this disc joined “Paris Blues” on the DJ most-wanted lists..

Today after decades of fruitless searches and challenging quests of trying to grapple a copy away from the few known owners, or sniping a copy on the internet, ended in total frustration for most all who have tried - in short this is one thoroughly Soulful 45 that is damn-difficult to purchase…

especially in this near new impeccable condition…

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Esquires

My Sweet Baby C/w Henry Ralph

A briefly released in 1972 on the UK Action label and highly sought-after rare # to find in the series. But insignificant by comparison to this the original USA that so seldom comes to market.

So check out this play perfect slab of Chicago vocal-group Northern Soul gazing back at you,from its original company sleeve, looking totally gorgeous but paling against the top-drawer NS dancer that lay in the grooves.

This Gilbert Moorer and Bunky Bill Sheppard session exceeds even their high standards of production, with a this horn peppered harmony NS Crossover dancer. The trademark falsetto lead, glides on top of the purring harmony choruses with those horns subtly blasting out with perfect timing, crafting a fabulously Soulful Dance tune.

This could easily transmit itself in a top tune,as it has been hidden from view for far too long, an under-the-radar beast about to break surface..

Funkers may well dig the quirky dancer on the flipside..

But, all and Soul-sundry will fully appreciate the eye-popping label scan, rare distributors sleeve and the exceptional music it projects… potential is glaring!

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Tommy Rodgers

I'll Tell It To The Wind C/w Pass The Word

A Northern Soul rising star of the moment.. offering not one but two sides of sumptuous NS dance.

It was not too long ago that “Pass The Word”, the stompier side was the recording being hunted, but back then, it got lost in the avalanche of better NS recordings entering the country at the time. It seems in our haste for the new discovery, the flipside got passed over. Boy, did we miss a real feelgood tune… until more recently an enterprising Jock flipped it over and now it now features on many a DJ wish list.

From the very first lilting guitar pluck you know you’re about to hear a slice of class. A mid-paced winner unfolds on a wave of strings, piano, precise plectrum licks, all supporting a gravel-coated at ease vocal supported by a controlled girl group chorus… lush!

Over time tastes change and this builder just creeps up, right under your skin to leave the less subtle, formerly endorsed side behind in its wake…

Quite brilliant really.. and you will, just like did, find yourself dropping the arm on this delicacy more than once.

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Martells

Where Can My Baby Be

For those seeking to own very seldom seen, this ridiculously RARE ORIGINAL in flawless condition fits the bill perfectly.

Tennessee’s premier Soul Man Clifford Curry writes for his Knoxville hometown band The Martells, who deliver a moody Northern Soul groove, that builds on the back of humming horns and burping trumpets, then those compulsory girls step up to serve us with a finely tuned squealing response, making this recording after it’s laid back intro…

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL.

Original first press Northern Soul not come any more tempting than this 7” Pimpernel…

Just one very light DJ retrieve surface slip blemish on the a-side, otherwise vinyl is PERFECT just like the labels.

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Sy Hightower

I Know You're Leaving Me C/w Wild Love

The label is stunning but dreary when compared to the Soul that hides in the grooves!

What a soulful month November has been for the auction - with The Hamilton Movement laying down a monumental piece of beseeching vocal-group Soul. Now Sy Hightower keeps up the lofty standard with this imploring masterpiece.

Listen and weep, as Sy pleads with a vocal that tears at your heart, the girls in the background don’t help lighten the atmosphere with their celestial vocal backing. But that skilled plectrum work, the lush strings and discreet horns elevate this session into Soulful Dance Heaven.

Sy’s gravel-coated despair woven so skilfully within a dance groove.. oh what a joy it is, to hear& view records of this calibre…

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Theron & Darrell

I Was Made To Love You C/w It's Your Love

Which side to lead with - NS FUNK is so in the-moment. But the mid-paced soul side is so impressive, we’ll leave the attitude driven horn side until last.

“I Was Made To Love You” is totally sodden in beseeching Soul, but the falsetto matched against he gravel-coated vocal is “Peaches & Cream” “Balsamic Vinegar & Olive Oil” “Anchovy & Pizza” the falsetto is set -off so brilliantly by the contrast.

From the streets of Wichita, Kansas this duet is so full, you could be forgiven for thinking it is a group pulling this despairing slab of Soul together. Sensational Crossover Northern with a constant funky riff going on in the background and Theron & Darrell duel for the most impressive vocal-pitch as the trumpeter gets down and into the groove.

Flip it over, for some “Meat & Potatoes” with a wicked guitar pickin’ screamer enriched by uncompromising horns, blaring out the back-up. Aggressive, straight to the point Rare-Soul-FUNK. Dead-right for todays upfront NS Jocks with the previous side ideal for the more Soulful amongst you.

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Kim Weston

Rock Me A Little While + 3

Without question one of UK Tamla Motown collectors Grails.

Ridiculously elusive 1965 EP featuring Kim’s two greatest Motown offerings to Northern Soul as the first track on each side.

  1. I’m Still Loving You
  2. Don’t Compare Me With Her
  3. Take Me In your Arms (Rock Me A Little While)
  4. Just Loving you

Kim in 1965 was certainly one of Motown’s lesser appreciated by the British public femme artists with all her early releases selling in very meager quantities.

Before you today is here hardest to acquire UK 7” release - with her “Ready Steady Go” performance single “A Little More Love” running in as a close second.

This lady was soon to become the “darling” of the All Nite Club Soul scene, but by the time that happened this EP was long deleted. Do not pass by, this disc comes to market only on rare occasions.

This 50 year old is in fine clean condition throughout and as you can hear plays beautifully, front cover has light creasing (see scan), back cover has light age browning to the top seam. and a very faint almost invisible J B just below the TME release number.

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Tom Green

Endless Confusion

Apparently collectors who know, consider this 1974 UK press one of the rarest ACTION 45s; I tend to agree with that statement, but British rarity is not it’s main attribute to consider…

Firstly, it is a truly exceptional early 70s Soulful Dancer, that has graced the Top Jock turntables of the thinking man’s Soul venues. Soul Essence, Just Soul, The Orwell to name but a few..

Secondly and much more importantly this USA production for the more discerning DJ, was a 1973 USA release on EVOLUTION. As a Promo it does not carry the good side. The stock copy I personally have never seen, nor indeed know anyone who has.

The search for a USA Stock copy has remained fruitless quest now for literally decades. That is what makes this UK release so precious, it could be the only way to own this stunning tune..

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Pat Stallworth

Questions Part 1 & 2

A sweeter Sister vocal you could not find.. than this sexy D.I.Y. production from the streets of Cleveland, Ohio.

The intentional simplistic arrangement allows Pat’s seductive vocal ignite the senses. Gently building on the back of a precise drum stroke intro, a softly caressed Wah-Wah precedes a warbling flute, then Ms. Stallworth glides in with a vocal, you could fall in love with.

“Crazy About Crossover?”

I certainly am, especially went it is as slick as this street-level creation .. this record instantly got to me…

and then I heard the flipside… OMG

where is this lady now? I need to take her out to dinner…

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John Lee Hooker

I'm In The Mood C/w Boogie Chillun

A Blues great with a stunnng piece of R&B.

That is so very clean and untouched, this 1965 UK press, the paper chard remains from the die-cut 3 prong dinking can still be seen hanging, even after 50 years. As you would expect, the vinyl is flawless.

Rare and in the type of the condition, that the fastidious collector has been seeking to the point of frustration. there is the merest blemish to the left of the WI-361 release number on the a-side. Otherwise this listing in impeccable.

SUE collectors, when will you encounter a finer example..?

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Trumains

Ripe For The Pickin' C/w Mr. Magic Man

This 45 has always been a big favourite of mine - foolproof rare 70s Soulful dance that has graced the soulful clubs since late 70s. How gratifying that it is also now crossing over the the mainstream Northern Soul gatherings engaging a whole new set of fans.

Just totally seamless 1977 dance-soul from the pen of a man who has provided so much exceptional material to the Rare-Soul scenes - Keni Lewis does it again.

But this 45 is so much more than a just dancefloor flare-up. This is the seldom seen STOCK copy with the highly coveted Sweet Soul side, that does not appear on the more frequent PROMO.

“Mr. Magic Man” again from the pen of Keni Lewis this 45 gives up a falsetto from Heaven cradled by an equally impressive tight-group backing. If Sweet Soul gets better than this I’ve yet to hear it… AWESOME

Both sides..

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Kurtis Scott

Build, Build, Build Part 1 & 2

Thoroughly uplifting string drenched rare 70s Soulful dance!

This 1976 production manages to avoid all Disco cliches of the area & time, instead cultivating a huge backdrop of soaring girl vocals, lush persistent strings, driven by a rattling rhythm. Robert Banks in his trademark style again crams everything possible into the arrangement.

A very individual recording with no comparable jumping to mind, this is a “stay in your mind” tune underlining the versatility of the broad boundaries the Northern Soul scene boasts; as the record hurtles to an ending of a powerful bass guitar rhythm that becomes a bridge for part 2.

Extremely hard to find, due a “falling out” between artist and label owner , who allegedly failed to distribute this single as a result. Extremely hard to forget… as this is “Emperor Of My Baby’s Heasrt” Kurt Harris singing under his more familiar name .. 

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Barbara Randolf

I Got A Feeling C/w You Got Me Hurtin' All Over

An head-turning Green & White DEMO!

One of two releases The Los Angeles crew “borrowed” from Holland - Dozier - Holland, this one creating a Northern Soul timeless classic! As the wonderful Four Tops original is given the Hal Davis treatment. A reworking that became a hugely popular British all Niter favourite and for many a Youth Club steppingstone into a full-blown Northern Soul lifestyle.

Before you today is the so seldom and highly coveted Green & White DEMO in fine clean condition, with only a minuscule blemish on the flipside label (see scan) being it’s only flaw.

Iconic is not too strong of a word to use in this case - it was after all a record that influenced and captivated so many Northern Soul recruits.

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Ain't No Mountain High Enough

A Northern Soul anthem and certainly one the guaranteed TMG dancefloor-detonator in it’s most-wanted least-seen format.

A 1967 DEMO copy in it’s full glorious Green & White attire..

Condition could hardly be finer - and for the UK Tamla Motown collector it will another number to tick off, because upgrade in the future will ever be required.

A beauty and flawless.

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Jimmy Mack

My World Is On Fire C/w Go On

Breathtaking condition and an insanely Rare PROMO too.

Martin Coleman, Mike Valvano & Cholly Bassoline’s magic Motor City mover became an instant Northern Soul monster overnight; epitomizing the very essence of the sound. Encapsulating everything required to make an NS stomper totally perfect.

Zinging strings, ear-piercing girls and Jimmy Mack’s enthusiasm have illuminated dancefloors for decades and long will it continue to do so..

But today though, for me at least, it is the flipside that needs blasting out at every Soul event worldwide. In the same vein of the all-time great Detroit mid-tempo’s Buddy Smith, James Lately, George Lemons, J. J. Barnes - Sweet Sherry etc… Jimmy Mack’s “GO ON” sits right up there along side the most soulful ever committed to vinyl.

Take a listen, you’ll be totally moving every time..

PS condition is just blindingly flawless in every minuscule way - one brief sleeve brush away from PERFECT!

THIS IS PURE NORTHERN SOUL - twice over

Current bid: £ 792.00

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Irene And The Scotts

I'm Stuck On My Baby C/w Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do

Let the debate begin, now that this demonstrative double-sider is on the NS comeback trail.

Irene Scott and the Scott Brothers drop two NS Bombs with these killer 1967 Detroit produced Northern Soul dancers. A wowing Chicago/Detroit collaboration that just works so well. From the same session as The Scott Brothers - Smash 2137 - Irene delivers potent Sister Soul under the guidance of Detroit shakers and makers of the time.

Both sides written by “Rare Earth” founders Ray Monnette, Michael Campbell (aka Micheal & Raymond) & Bob Babbit. Arranged by the “joined at the hip” Mike Theodore & Dennis Coffey Produced by Funk Brothers bass guitarist Bob Babbitt, aided by Motor City entrepreneur & drummer Norman Sands.

With that team you’d expect something special and that is exactly what you get!

Thumping Sister-Northern Soul with few rivals!!

This Promo copy, is as you’ve come to expect - is utterly flawless!

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Little Richie

Just Another Heart Break

The rare, in fact very rare, “Heart BREAK” miss title of this timeless Northern Soul classic.

A symbolism of Wigan Casino in it’s embryonic years, underlining why this club grew so rapidly to become Northern Souls no. 1 choice of Saturday destination. With the Blackpool Mecca giving this iconic disc an unhindered Casino “exclusive run” after one of its DJ was quoted in print for allegedly saying “Little Richie - sucks”

When it became a hugely requested NS tune, The Mecca relented, Cleethorpes Pier snagged a copy and we had countrywide lift-off.

Then some collector much-smarter than me, noticed there was a rare variation with a typo title…and what is before you today is a universal Northern Soul anthem in its least seen, most wanted form..

Gorgeous isn’t it !

Current bid: £ 612.00

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William Cummings

Make My Love A Hurting Thing

Now here’s a TUNE!!

How many Northern Soul Real-Deal stompers deliver more than this Blitzing Beauty? No many I tell you, not many..

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Dean Parrish

Bricks, Broken Bottles And Sticks

This weeks “Black Is Beautiful” offering is a thing of beauty!

Scholars of the “Big City Sound” will be all too familiar with the credits of the label and the booming powerful of Dean Parrish’s voice.

When a New York’s studio gathering includes Tony Bruno, Victor Milrose, Bert Keyes, Stanley Kahan and Bill Stanley collaborate only one outcome is possible - Sheer POWER awaits your ears.

As Dean paints a vivid picture of returning to his home-ground to be greeted with the decline of his neighborhood, in less than three minutes you can see every demolished brick, every discarded broken bottles and unswept sticks everywhere..

A Northern Soul classic that tells an absorbing story whilst you dance.. for the collector the story is impeccable condition and the captivating vista White, Red & Black… 

Current bid: £ 167.00

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Earl Connelly

This Girl

Wicked Philadelphia Popcorn flavoured Northern Soul, infectious to the point of being mood challengingly dangerous!

Captivating arrangement of sultry sax blows, tingling piano and skilful guitar picking, blend seamlessly into a tantalizing stroller; conjuring up visions of murky backstreet Nite-Clubs decorated with tasseled Go-Go dancers and mean-faced whiskey drinking gangsters.

Right “Under-your-skin” groove, itching for the right DJ who’s not afraid of the Popcorn Sound to spice up his/her set!

note: This is the acetate for the rare first press on on Master Sound 12 not the Maycon release. Fidelity of this direct studio cut could not be finer..

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Ollie Jackson

The Day My Heart Stood Still C/w Gotta Wipe Away The Teardrops

Los Angeles “Motown” from the desk of Brenda Holloway’s discoverer Kent Harris, Jobette West Coast producer Hal Davis, the great Willie Hutch and Royce Esters all join forces and make not one but TWO spectacular Northern Soul dancers. The topside joying huge Wigan Casino popularity, so much so, it was annoyingly swiftly bootlegged.

The flipside had been a passed over sleeper until a few years back and “Butch” gave is a long overdue turntable outing and then it became a universal major want.

Check out the sheer excellence that either side gives up - you can choose Motowneqsue Northern Soul or flip it for a giant production to pin you ears back.

Condition is blinding - in fact so near to Mint we almost gave it that coveted grade.

Current bid: £ 222.00

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Thrills

What Can Go Wrong C/w No One

Google all you want - this 45 with Mint minus vinyl as a British Red & White DEMO is UNICORN-RARE!!!!

Absolutely our first copy this century, before that the only other copy I remember having was the one sitting in my “English Collection” in the early 1980s - this is a rare piece indeed.

Not only rare but also giving up two spectacular girl-group Northern Soul recordings. We lead with the side the Grapevine label, decided to reissue in 1979 prompted by Wigan Casino reactivation. Typically relentless stompin’ classic style Northern Soul that fitted the Casino dancefloor criteria perfectly. Trademark full throttle Bert Keyes arrangement, pulled together by Capitol Records console wizard Marvin Holtzman crafts magical Northern Soul.

The flipside however has never received any form of reissue and will delight devotees of the “Brill Building Sound” as the girls turn out an equally fine Sister Beat Ballad that remains mostly-overlooked. Check out this beseeching Northern Soul stroller driven by a full orchestra arrangement, with the lead vocalist turning out an on-your-knees performance with her besties adorning the song with ever soaring choruses.

Both sides are stand-out tunes of their genre, and to be presented in this more-the-rare format is not an opportunity to dwell on…When will you see another Red N’ White.. in this condition?

Vinyl is totally impeccable, labels are clean except for a very faint (scrutinize the scan) DELES written on the centerpiece. Collecting British does not get anymore satisfying than this..

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Connie Clark

My Sugar Baby Vocal / Instrumental

In short…

From the pen of Frank Wilson, comes one of the greatest female Northern Soul recordings EVER!

Forget Cleethorpes Pier - this was an historic Wigan Casino ANTHEM!

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Kenny Hamber

Let's Do The Camel Walk C/w Camel Walk

Philadelphia Northern Soul does not come any harder to find than this avalanche of dance.

Jesse James borrows Kenny Hamber from Arctic Records to work on another of his “Horse” “Camel” “Judge” styled vocal/instrumental dancers that were sweeping the USA scene during the later part of the 60s.

Jesse had some substantial hits with his penchant for power, but not is this case. This example hardly got past the promo stage. Surprising because it ripples with that trademark horn arrangement, with sax-God Mike Terry inserting some low-blow baritone sax (as he did on “The Horse”)

Kenny Hamber’s vocal struts large, as he screams and squeals his way through this juggernaut of a production. To fully appreciate the depth of the studio musicians present, horns check out the instrumental side for the wealth of horns and Mike Terry’s patience, as always only blowing when it really counts!

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL and BEYOND-RARE!

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Connie Francis

It's Gonna Take Me Some Time

Some records just get to you … even more so when they come in the form of a gorgeous Red & White DEMO with the major value added factor of there being NO USA release for Connie’s Northern Soul offering

This versatile lady with the voice of an Angel was just as comfortable singing Teen, Pop, Country or Rock & Roll; and as she demonstrated with her Popcorn/Northern Soul killer “Fallin’” she quite happy delivering R&B flavoured shakers.

On this exclusive 1962 British flipside Connie travels the same route as “Fallin’” with a totally infectious R&B/Popcorn stroller driven by burping horns, twangy guitar and a cheesy smooth male vocal-group chorus of “Bap Do Dap Bap Bap Do Dap”

INFECTIOUS!!

But as with all Connie Francis recordings, it’s her extraordinary vocal style that lifts this quirky production into greatness. Her talent to deliver lyrics with a quirking “Southern” twang contradicting her “New Joyzee” roots, adds the final ingredient to this most-unusually irresistible disc.

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Epics

Stop To Turn Around C/w Party Time

This weeks RARE Sweet Soul offering, is way beyond rare and debuting the auction.

The ambitious “Big Important Record Company” from the streets of Tucson, Arizona release scintillating Sweet Harmony Soul spiked with an icicle sharp falsetto on their tiny label with the quirky logo.

Slow pace intro almost immediately kicks in with sky-high notes which the backup enriches with silky slick choruses, whilst the aching falsetto sets the scene. A lengthy piano break and a swirling synth all fuse into one dreamy session, with impeccable timing and pitch creating a super-rare seamless ballad.

The flip will interest those chasing urban-Boogie - with a primitive but interesting dance tune.

Like many Europeans the complexity and seemingly endless discoveries of serious rarities of this genre, is starting to pique my interest; an interest that has been so very strong within the USA for 50 years or more.. 

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Bid on Stop To Turn Around C/w Party Time

New Younger Brothers

Keep It Together C/w You Gave Me The Feeling

For those of you seeking RARE and looking for something new to hit the crowd with - this is a must-consider.

From the streets of Buffalo, New York comes this obscure D.I.Y. double-hitter from the Younger Brothers who completely change styles from floating 70s Northern Soul on the lead side to punchy electric FUNK on the flip.

Topside is really strong, featuring a fabulous Sister lead vocal gliding on a persistent guitar rhythm, soaring synth and potent backing vocals keep the session uplifting and fully stoke… tremendous dancefloor possibilities.

POTENTIAL IS GLARING for the NS Jock seeking a new tune..

For the FUNK aficionado, the imaginative flipside also benefits from that same Soulful lady’s vocal, rich backing vocals and a wild Wah-Wah underpinned by a twangy Bass guitar Funky dance riff.

Condition is flawless, apart from the sticker removal mark on the flipside label..

The obscure - who can resist them?

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Paul Anka

I Can't Help Loving You

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 1.00

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Eric Lomax

Seven The Loser C/w Live Fast Die Young

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 1.00

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Bid on Seven The Loser C/w Live Fast Die Young

Joe Matthews

She's My Beauty Queen

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 1.00

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Big Maybelle

I Can't Wait Any Longer

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

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International G.t.o.'s

I Love My Baby C/w It's Been Raining In My Heart

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 1.00

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Sarah Cooke

Please Don't Go

SPECIAL CHRISTMAS RARE SOUL AUCTION

All listings are from the USA, a collection of UNPLAYED FILE ONLY 45s.

SOUND FILE HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM PREVIOUS LISTINGS and is posted to remind you just how good the Northern Soul classics are!

All discs will arrive with you, with their two surfaces untouched!

ALL ARE CONSIDERED TOP DRAWER NORTHERN SOUL CLASSICS

All are single copies - all will make that very special Christmas gift happen for yourself or your loved one.

CONDITION COULD NOT BE FINER!!

Current bid: £ 1.00

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