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Barbara Dane

I'm On My Way

Hard-Core Madame R&B dancer - orginal first version of a gleaming clean “white” label promo copy - not to be confused with the later and inferior version on Capitol. 3 Trey press is the only way to acquire the meaty, in-your-face defiant version.

Current bid: £ 23.00

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Blues & Soul

No. 12 September 1968

Valentinos featured on the front cover - this autumn 1968 edition is rarely seen and packed full of interesting features.

Inc: Chicago Focus covering 8 Chess / Checker new releases.

Bio and artist picture of O. C. Smith

Bio & group photo of The Dells

Bio and artist picture of Vivian Reed

Bio and artist picture of Aaron Neville

Bio and artist picture of Sari and The Shalimars

Review of Temptations & Martha & The Vandellas Live in Long Island. artist picture of Dennis Edwards.

Rare Artist picture of the single release Lisa Richards

New release focus of USA Bell inc: Scotty Williams - Fear + 9 more

Current bid: £ 5.00

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Tony Martin

Talkin' To Your Picture

Do You Seriously Collect British Tamla Motown 45s?

Are you one of those painfully particular types, looking for the “impossibly” flawless DEMO’s. Those impossible 45s in perfect condition…?

Well, here’s one hardly anybody on Planet Earth owns in a flawless state…

So any TMG collecting curmudgeons, we advise you not bid on this, as you will find there is absolutely nothing to pick fault with..

Perfect Red & White DEMO’s - the very pinnacle of TMG collecting..

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Steve Karmen Band (featuring Jimmy Radcliffe)

Breakaway Part S 1 & 2

Northern Soul cover-ups many do not appreciate but when a record of this capacity get christen “The Back Ship To Hell” you’ve just gotta love the imagination and passion put into “made-up” titles like that..

I can remember hearing this at the Blackpool Mecca whether it was Ian Levine’s furtive imagination responsible or not - I personally think it’s one of the visionary titles ever thought of.

Listen to this magically explosive piece of Northern Soul, you can almost see the “Black Ship” emerging from the mist on a wave of molten rock…

NORTHERN SOUL AT ITS MOST PERSUASIVE!!

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Billy Thompson

Black-eyed Girl C/w Kiss Tomorrow Good-bye

Rare and immaculate condition STOCK copy.

Current bid: £ 5.00

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Spider Turner

I've Got To Get Myself Together C/w Where I See You Baby

The versatile Mr. Turner with his most-wanted 45 that has recently exploded into being one of the biggest dancefloor pleasers on the Northern Soul circuit.

Currently enjoying massively enthusiastic response, on the back of more concentrated DJ plays than it received in past years.

Listen to the rather slick arrangement, as the girl-group chirps away in the background complimenting Spyder’s rich vocal, giving up flawless mid-tempo Northern Soul with the addictive qualities that made some of the greats of this pace so very valuable.

Bobby Kline, Tommy Ridgley, quickly jump to mind as comparison’s of this increasingly popular NS style. This 45 is on a steep climb, the NS G-Force will no doubt take it’s demand higher and higher.. maybe into another stratosphere.

Flipside ain’t bad either..

Current bid: £ 340.00

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Empires

You're On Top Girl C/w Slide On By

Seems like it’s been an absolute age, since we’ve been able to list this Northern Soul trophy-piece, 6 years to be precise

James Chavis certainly knew how to craft superior vocal-group Northern Soul has proven on a number of occasions on his Chavis / Candi stable of labels. But all but a few are ridiculously hard to acquire this example being the toughest!

Ironic as it is also in our eyes and many other his finest work.

Nothing short of Northern Soul brilliance, as the group weave a vocal tapestry through a piano and hammond arrangement crafting an overwhelmingly fine harmony dancer. The interchanging vocal pitches, change in lead and back again and the falsetto intervention provides the listener with one of the finest vocal-group performances to ever be aired on the Northern Soul circuit.

Truly scintillating vocals…

The flip is obviously not as good but acts as a good diversion from the inspiraionally flawless top side.

Current bid: £ 862.00

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Soul Incorporated

My Proposal

Let’s Get Serious - Very Serious

A Michigan Monster! and a record that so few Northern Soul collectors can boast of ever owning…

From the mind of a Northern Soul icon - Cecil Washington - who writes, arranges and produces this mighty-mover.

The Off-Beat lead vocal flirts with the horn crammed arrangement creating the perfect Northern Soul experience, uplifting feelgood dance-demander; lifted to even greaster heights by a perfectly timed and utterly compelling guitar instrumental break that just seals this 45 as one of the all time greats in the Rarest Of The Rare genre.

Two label are immaculate - a-side vinyl is so near perfect. The insignificant flipside vinyl has a few light marks..

So rare this is the first time it has made an appearance on the Manship Auction - do not pass by!

Current bid: £ 1,652.00

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Bobby Paris

I Walked Away

When this 45 was recorded in 1967, California thought the 800 miles of the San Andreas Fault was on the move - when it was first spun at Cleethorpes Pier the faithful thought an old WW2 floating mine had been detonated below…

Like a rumbling Tsunami heading for shore, Bobby Paris invades the dancefloor like nothing elser - more power, more presence than any other mid-tempo NS 45 ever to grace the turntables… proven by the fact 40 years on and it still has the crowd tripping over each other to find adequate space to perform..

Potent in the extreme and seldom seen on the market - especially in this totally flawless condition.

Current bid: £ 213.00

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Moments

You Said

Girl Group Northern Soul at its best!

Finger-clicking, hand-clapping Motown-inspired recording benefiting from an emotionally-exquisite lead vocal and outstanding support from her girlfriends “Hey! Hey!!” choruses.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL - sister-style

This mid-60s Brooklyn New York conceived dance groove, we just never see in clean condition, as you can tell this copy is just sublime - hardly a blemish - occasional sleeve brush hairline nothing else to spoil the vinyls perfectness. Flipside label is signed by writer/producer William Linton which some will see as a provenance bonus.

Essential to own.. 

Current bid: £ 304.00

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Horizon

Give It Up C/w You Went Away

Here’s a 45 you seldom see on the market…

One that slots straight into today’s FUNK infused Soul dance genre.. with a flipside which will “wow” the Sweet Soul fan.

Topside is in the style being preferred by some of the countrys Top Jocks of the day. Soul spiked with FUNK is the flavour of the time; so check out this buoyant dance tune, as the gathering mix chants, shouts and smooth vocals into this persistent dance groove, peaking with an highly skilled jazzy guitar break.

Flip it over to absorb a gathering begging and pleading with silky vocals, decorated by an equally luxurious backing arrangement pierced by an icy-cold falsetto, a truly Soulful stepper from the top-drawer.

This listing is an Auction debutante and is very rarely seen in any condition; But it is so important with Sweet Soul ballads, that the sound is not compromised by surface marks - as you can hear this 45 plays flawless..

Again two stand-out sides… that warrant serious consideration.

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Kim Weston

A Little More Love C/w Go Ahead And Laugh

in 1964 a strange chain of events gave birth to one of USA Tamla rarest 45s “A Little More Love” which was “withdrawn” from sale and replaced 4 releases later by “I’m Still Loving”

As far as we know, there is not even a “Promo” copy of Tamla 54106 in existence but a handful of stock copies certainly escaped the “crusher” because ewe have auction two in the last 20 years. So retaining the flipside “Go Ahead And Laugh” was issued as support to “I’m Still Loving You” Tamla 54110.

Tamla 54106 is a major gap in all but the very top Motown collections.

This UK press by a twist of fate was issued on the strength of Kim Weston’s momentous “stand-alone” performance singing “A Little More Love” on ATV “Ready Steady Go” - not that it enhanced sales - because this 45 too is more often than not a gap in UK Tamla Motown collections.

This copy as you can see and hear is in magnificent condition.

Current bid: £ 51.00

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Out Of Sights

Tears Don't Care Who Cry C/w I've Got To Be Me

One of five 45s this stand-out vocal group released for Cleveland based SARU label.

In previous years this energetic vocal group workout was maybe a little to Norman Whitfield inspired for Northern Soul attention. But as we all know, times they are a changin’. FUNK is “In”, vocal group Funk especially popular as this recording see-saws from fluid Northern Soul back in Funk and then back again. Lou Raglands influence evident throughout the session..

The hardest thing about acquiring this elusive 45 is condition. We’ve had over the years the occasional scratchy example - but in flawless condition this disc is a challenge. In the past for

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Earl Jackson

Soul Self Satisfaction

Hard-line Northern Soul, totally uncompromising, relentless dancefloor demolishing “stomper” that has graced the turntables of every iconic Northern Soul club since the early 70s.

Even today, guaranteed to bring the most-skillful NS dancers to the floor, for a grand-showing of splits, spins, drops, kicks… driven by mesmerizing footwork. This Chicago born masterclass in Northern Soul, really does get the most-proficient dancers up and off their seats.

Johnny Pate’s project with the mysterious Earl Jackson leaves nothing to chance, as it frantically builds note by note into a maelstrom of NORTHERN SOUL !

Before you today is the rarely seen, extremely rare West Coast PROMO press delta # 73131 in totally immaculate condition because it arrived straight from the USA, avoiding 40+ years of Northern Soul “devotion”.

Current bid: £ 432.00

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Jacki Bond

Why Can't I Love Him

Extremely elusive British only 1966 Sister Northern Soul from the desk of Pam Sawyer & Lori Burton prolific USA pairing responsible for so many fine Northern Soul offerings.

Presumably Lionel Segal boss at Strike Records of London received one of those USA publishing promo acetates for his consideration; deciding on giving his secretary her second chance to make a name for herself, her first “Strike” 45 failing completely, sadly this one too, followed suit.

Sadly because the side we adore, was relegated to a flipside, even though it was a superior finger-clicking “Soul” inspired dance tune. With everything it takes to break through, perhaps an executive decision that cost “Strike” and Jackie Bond a more fruitful career.

Although Jacki’s “Soul” suited vocal, attracted interest from Larry Page’s “Page One” records where she once again released a “Soul” influenced dance tune “Billy Sunshine”, even with a change of name to “Judi Scott” she again failed to achieve sales.

Jacki Bond another worthy “British Soul” girl who carved out some great tunes in the 60s this one being not only her best, but also by far her rarest and most-wanted!

So now listen to, strong Northern Soul - British production, influenced by two stand-out Amercian writers, performed by a lady, who with a bit of luck could have become an household name.

Current bid: £ 55.00

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Martha Reeves

No One There C/w (i've Given You) The Best Years Of My Life

Comfortably sitting at the top of the most-popular Tamla Motown NS 45s, with the added attraction, that it never received a USA release as a 45.

Shimmering with everything required for the Northern Soul girl-dancer to become “lost” in - an exquisite mid-tempo from the desk of the great Johnny Bristol carrying a guarantee to swell the “floor” …

But in this case as a flawless 1971 DEMO, it will also turn heads as it spins..

Musically and visually - gorgeous!

Current bid: £ 161.00

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Barbara Howard

I Don't Want Your Love C/w The Man Above

Foolproof Sister Funk for today’s Rare Soul Scene!

Rattling rimshots, Squealing vocals, screaming sax, honky horns, twanging bass guitar, angered girlfriends doing the chorus..

..do we need anything else?

Yes we need - attitude, defiance, angry PMT fueled belligerence… and the combative Ms Howard delivers it all….by the truck load!

Real Deal modern dancefloor FUNK from a lady you’d be wise not to antagonize…

Dreamy Soul Ballad fans - the flip also showcase’s this Sisters vocal prowess… with a heart.

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Current bid: £ 50.00

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Various

Various Soul Memorabilia

What an interesting collection of Soul goodies - all original 60s memorabilia.

inc: Two stunning artist pics 8 by 10” authentic original promo glossy photographs of two highly respected NS Divas. Fontella Bass & Jackie Ross.

The highly sought after British SUE and British ISLAND 1967 catalog

includes the incredibly RARE 1963 “RHYTHM & BLUES GAZETTE” which just preempted the birth of the TWISTED WHEEL by a few months, underlining the underground R&B movement bubbling up.

plus as a bonus of a rather “used” but utterly fantastical 1963 10 page Motown catalog entitled “It’s What’s In The Groove That Counts”. We would without exception, stand this item alone and auction it. But there are some non-authentic autographs in it.

really nice package.. that could never be repeated - EVER!!

Current bid: £ 51.00

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Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels

Break Out

Salivating Eye-Candy in just the most sublime condition!

Red & White’s don’t get any more alluring than this baby!

Current bid: £ 37.00

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Romeo Taylor

When You Made Love Part 1 & 2

A dreamy Soul ballad from this highly talent street-level label owner.

We his mind firmly fixed, you do get the impression this song was especially written and performed for the lady in his life. As Romeo delivers a real-deal Romeo performance of passion.

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Tranells

Blessed With A Love

Buckle Up!!

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL

Current bid: £ 1,061.00

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Flirtations

Stronger Than Her Love C/w Settle Down

The authentic original west coast promo copy delta # 64784 with the top-quality fidelity.

A New York “dream-team” constructed girl-group Northern Soul anthem that in 1975/76 filled the dancefloors of all the leading NS all-night clubs. As the extraordinary writing talents of Sidney Barnes, Horace Ott arranging skills & Herb Abramson producing know how, all comes together in one 2.47 minute experience of Girl Northern Soul at its most effective.

Classic from the Top-Drawer but maybe as we get a little mature in our tastes we can now look at the fabulous down-beater on the flipside. Again it’s Sidney Barnes yearning lyrics that pull you into a whirlpool of Soul as Siren-like the girls lure you into one incredibly fine mid-pacer.

Current bid: £ 111.00

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Betty Winston C/w Bobby Robinson

Spellbound C/w Ain't No Sun (since You've Been Gone)

From the late 70s when Richard Popcorn Wylie’s unissued work was appearing on RCA Grapevine labels. ie Betty Boo “Say It Isn’t So” some acetates of recordings not used as 45 released circulated to the days NS DJ’s.

Before you today is one of those UK acetates used for DJ purposes… “Spellbound” being a stunning example of “Popcorn’s” genius for the Detroit sound and of course talent to make what became peerless Northern Soul

Current bid: £ 96.00

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Helen Shapiro

Stop And You Will Become Aware

Everything that could be said about this British only “Hurricane Smith” crafted Northern Soul stompin’ classic, has already been said and requires no repeating… I really don’t feel I could lift this 45’s desirability or reputation any higher than it already is..

So let us just mention CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION!

You will not acquire a finer, cleaner, unblemished copy than this near perfect offering - it is without question the finest example I’ve seen in memory.

No DJ action whatsoever just a precious admired file copy and utterly flawless in every respect!

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Us Everyday People

Without Your Sweet Loving C/w You're The One For Me

MOTOWN MOONLIGHTING?

For this weeks under-the-radar Northern Soul rarity to consider, we go to Detroit, to the label that provided the Northern Soul collector with that fine but “undervalued” 45 by Tony Birchett - Don’t Put Out The Fire & also offering the Detroit collector the only other known “Reggie Alexander” 45.

Making this mostly “unknown” example huge validation as a Motor City rarity. Not overlooking the fact that this 45 is riddled with Motown connections. Both sides are JOBETTE Music guided by two Motown stalwarts Clarence Paul & Morris Broadnax - and it shows as both sides IMHO are fabulous.

The side we lead with is a horn-powered mid-tempo Northern Soul Crossover groove benefiting from the pairings Motown apprenticeship, with a strong “Stevie Wonder” inspired lead vocal, shrill mixed-vocal-group chorus makes for a smooth fluid NS dancer…

Flip it over to be treated for an extraordinary downbeat experience, moody, mysterious mood-changer that builds skyward on a wave of vocals and horns… listen and melt!!

Two killer tunes one extremely rare disc..dripping with potential.

A few insignificant light surface marks but not one affecting play in any way.. 

Current bid: £ 57.00

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Ivorys

Please Stay C/w I'm In The Groove

Note this is release # 470 the FIRST press of this NS floor-magnet.

Seldom if ever seen for sale - we must point out that the label has had restoration (see scan) writer credits neatly added - the vinyl has surface marks but plays but plays magnificently.

Carefully check out the soundfile lifted directly off this highly desirable disc.

Current bid: £ 764.00

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Patti Austin

(i've Given) All My Love C/w Why Can't We Try Again

This week’s “Black Is Beautiful” is a real gem, from this teenage Princesses of Northern Soul.

Here is Patti with her last 45 for Coral under direction from Fred Tanner, she steps up into a finger-clicking brass filled dancer; that elegantly twists, jumps and turns its was through 2.24 minutes of self assured Northern Soul, with Patti belying her tender 16 years of age, delivering a mature confident performance backed up by a full orchestra.

Just like many of Patti Coral sessions, the flipside is also strong mid-60s Soul dance.. but as we all known, the extra value of this 45 is its rarity as a black stock copy in such glorious condition. 

Irresistible…

Current bid: £ 196.00

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Sam Cooke

Another Saturday Night

Your formative years after leaving school, shape in many ways your musical tastes, clothing preferences and your future lifestyle. I had already been introduced to Soul music by my elder brothers friends, all MODS although my “Bro” had lousy taste in most everything including music. I started to frequent the MOD preferred haunts - one of those being the “Bali Hai” room downstairs at the Nottingham Palais.

How cool was this I thought Soul music and plastic Palm Trees and at midnight the dancefloor revolved - boy I had arrived (having never heard of The Twisted Wheel, The Mojo etc) the real hip places. I considered the “Bali Hai” the center of my fashion & music universe.

To this day I can remember the DJ’s top-spins Guy Darrell “I’ve Been Hurt” Bob Keene Orchestra “Winter Again” and I loved Sam Cooke’s “Another Saturday Night” I eventually after Select-A-Disc foraging trips I owned all three.

Then I was taken to The Catacoombs, The Mecca, Va Va’s and the “Bali Hai” was just a bad memory, except the incomparable Sam Cooke, a man I still delight in listening to today.

But what really gets me with this record is this offering is the “DEMO”, can’t even remember the last time I saw one.. a timeless all time fave from my youth and looking so alluring in this rare form.

I bet I’m not the only Soul Boy with this type of wincing recall…who would buzz inside in the presence of this Promo..

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Billy Clark

Too Bad - Too Sad C/w You'll Never Make It Alone

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL!

Click the soundfile - stand back, await the scorching lift-off, as an uncompromising Larry Davis jolts you straight into dance-mode!

Screeching Horns ignite visions by shiny-puffed-up cheeks, pumping the brass for all it’s worth. Mr. Clark’s vocal is just as convincing, direct, muscular and relentless. As he urgently pants out defiant lyrics after being “cheated” on and he’s in no mood for forgiveness.

For many decades now this has been recognized as the real-deal without ever reaching the heights a record of this quality warrants. The only reason I can think of, is not enough copies to go round the DJ’s, with the dearth stunting its exposure or is it the flipside having been gobbled up by those Japanese Deep Soul extremists.

PROPER DEEP SOUL!

Now flip it over for the second helping of Real-Deal Soul! That worldwide Deep Soul aficionados have been lauding over for the same amount of time. The horns fall into a sorrowful mood, the hammond drops down to a funeral paced whirring, the girls decorate Billy’s obvious grief with subtle despairing choruses.

This NORTHERN SOUL & DEEP SOUL at it’s very finest!

Current bid: £ 136.00

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Sonny Jones

Sissy Walk Part 1 & 2

Highly elusive New Orleans FUNK from two of the Crescent City’s most prolific purveyors of the genre - Eddie Bocage & Al Scramuzza legends of the New Orleans Soul-Sound serve notice with some heavy, heavy duty FUNK

The huge demand for the “Deep Funker” triggered a reissue on “Vampi Soul” erarly this century, whilst leaving this 60s first press original even more sought after, as awareness rose. Today this is still a seldom seen trophy for those of you who only seek to own, first press originals.

Street-attitude reverberates throughout this “JB” inspires hammond prompted stroller, with Sonny in dictatorial-mood chanting out the instructions for the dance…

“Ain’t It A Groove”

Sonny it certainly is !

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Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell

Two Can Have A Party C/w You're All I Need To Get By

This weeks eye-catching TMG rarity covers a flipside that was the cornerstone to every Youth Club disco in the country during the late 60s and early 70s, consequently beckoning 1,000s upon 1000’s of teenagers in a life of Soul-appreciation.

The a-side also provided UK Motown with a classic recording from the labels most-loved pairing. Strong sales on the back of these two winners on one disc.

But as a perfect condition Green & White DEMO this is one serious collectors piece as unequaled euphoric recall ignites instantly as that immortal intro of zinging string cuts the air.. 

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E. J. Rush

Stick Tight (to Me) C/w Hole In Your Soul

Until recently this crunching double-slab of New York Northern Soul was virtually unknown other than treasured attention from legendary DJ “Mr. Finewine”.

For years it was a totally exclusive New York happening, as another two of the world’s TOP RARE SOUL JOCKS the highly-esteemed Big Apple Jocks, who’s sets consistently ripple with the potent style of 60s Soul dance.

To underline that both sides are equally impressive DJ Honky plays one side - whilst Manhattan’s “Dig Deeper Club” DJ Mr. Michael Robinson giving the opposite side equally enthusiastic attention.

So let, E.J. Rush aka “Paul Sindab” take you on a runaway truck journey as it crashes through all dancefloor barriers delivering goods on a wave of horns and Sindab’s urgent breathtaking vocal. Relentless, persistent and growing stronger every second until it careers into one mighty bass guitar break, whipping up even more dance-enthusiasm.

Both sides in the style of the 60s Soul greats; Wilson Pickett, Arthur Conley, Rodger Collins etc. this too is a drop of the proper-stuff…but that’s not all.

Flip it over and again Paul Sindab rides bareback over horns, twanging guitars so-expertly, we dare to say “Otis-style”. Tackling the stop-start production by deftly timing his vocal perfectly into the intricate arrangement..

KILLER REAL-DEAL 60s Northern Soul from the heart… delivering not once but twice over.

SO FREAKING RARE!! and time it started to rip in the foundations of a few British Clubs too…

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Dena Barnes

If You Ever Walked Out Of My Life C/w Who Am I

A celestial vocal, that has taken us all to Heaven and back for over 40 years and it still sounds as enchanting as ever.

Undoubtedly considered one of the finest female records ever played, so there is little we can say to elevate it any higher than it already sits…

Other than, to mention the sumptuous flipside “Who Am I”, which I’m not alone in thinking is every note as good - and would give the DJ’s who come out in a rash, at the thought of playing the tried and trusted classic, a mighty fine tune to drop the arm on….

This original Detroit ZTSC stamped press is in just impeccable condition.. two totally clean labels and vinyl to match… what’s not to love?

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Toussaint Mccall

Nothing Takes The Place Of You C/w Shimmy

CLASSIC 60s SOUL… in by far its rarest form.

Toussaint’s biggest selling single in the USA recognized as one of the truly iconic Deep Soul recordings of the 60s; But of course in the UK in 1967, it sold absolutely nothing.

Before you today is a listing for the dedicated British rarity collector who seeks the seldom-seen in the finest condition possible. This 45 is certainly all of that, as gleaming Promo still residing in it’s birth-sleeve.

Toussaint’s testament to his love is everlasting, featuring in throw-back 60s movies and several TV adverts over the years. It is indeed peerless Deep Soul. In extreme contrast the flipside allows Mr. McCall to brandish his keyboard skills on a hard-hitting Hammond Boo-Ga-Loo groove..

Two great sides - one highly desirable disc.

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Mike Watson

I Dig Your Kind C/w Love Is A Losing Game

This week’s weird and wonderful “Foreign” release, is quite stupidly rare on its USA New Orleans original on ETAH but amazingly enjoyed a brief Canada window too.

Solid Northern Soul from the NOLA ETAH production team, who filled the arrangement with pumping horns and slamming piano, with Mike’s guttural vocal strutting in typical New Orleans style; backed up by a full but uncredited harmony vocal-group, unsurprisingly it got covered-up as “Willie Tee” when it was first discovered.

A strong Northern Soul dancer “Willie Tee” style, with a very aware cult following..

Flip it over to enjoy New Orleans Deep Soul at it’s most fluid. You will be forgiven for likening it to Lee Dorsey in style and delivery; but again that vocal group enrich the session with their silky choruses.

This copy is the first we have ever listed - and the condition is impeccable throughout.

Looks stunning doesn’t it..

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Sharpets

Lost In The World Of A Dream Vocal/instr

Thank heavens those Northern Soul bootleggers were at times, just too darn lazy to provide any quality control measures within their parasitic activities.

The bootleg of this fabulous piece of Girl-Group Northern Soul has not only muffled cassette-standard sound quality but also has a plain boring standard text style white and black label.

So click the soundfile and let Roger Bass’s rocket you back to the halcyon days the shimmering Girl sound filling the air at the Niters.. This is definitive Girl vocal Northern Soul..presented on one of the most simplistic but at the same fascinating 60s labels ever designed.

This copy is in beautiful clean condition, by the way…as you can hear and see.

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Jimmy Beaumont

I Never Loved Her Anyway C/w You Got Too Much Going For You

YOUR MISSION IF YOU DECIDE TO ACCEPT IT!!

is a BEAT BALLAD HEAVEN undertaking.

Today’s challenge is to find a better example of the genre.. then find one that offers BBH twice over… Then find an example in flawless possibly unplayed before the soundfile was lifted..condition.

we could of course add to your task by asking for it in RARE STOCK copy form but we feel it’s an impossible assignment to complete as it is…

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Soul In-pressions

Girl Don't Worry C/w Zing Someone Pulled A String

RARE SWEET SOUL? A worldwide shout-out to all Sweet-Soul Guru’s provided the information required to ascertain this is not “The Domestic Five” but actually the “Soul In-Pressions” with two fabulous harmony grooves.

James Lately’s name which appears on this labels other seriously RARE and highly sought after 45 on the Detroit based Aquarius label The Domestic Five “It’s An Empty World (Without You Girl)” has been black over. Leaving only co-producer Henry Watkins Jr. visible. This is a mislabeling that has caused much confusion in the past, but does not detract from the pure distilled quality that lies in the grooves.

This 45 gives up two superior Sweet-Soul-Strollers of note.

… click into two meticulously constructed Detroit Sweet Soul rarities… we know you’ll be impressed. Because almost invariably this 45 is only found in street-used condition - this “find” has stunning, full shine Mint - condition surfaces that as you can already appreciate play flawlessly.

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Cole & The Grandures

I Need You C/w Teenage Correl

ONCE HEARD NEVER FORGOTTEN is this the ultra-rare Ginger Taylor cover-up!

A suitably contagious Chicago vocal-group Northern Soul dancer, that is near “impossible” to acquire, made doubly-difficult by the flipside being considered one of the “Windy City’s” most-wanted Doo-Wop 45 trophies.

Top Jock Ginger’s choice is of course the decidedly different mid-tempo that you will be unable to prevent from getting under-your-skin as the “Cole’s” vocal mesmerizes with beseeching nativity, the occasional “crack” in his throaty vocal making his plea even more convincing, with the Grandures response oh so perfected pitched this record will have you slowly but surely hooked.

The flip side as we previously mention is highly-prized Doo-Wop shaker, I know very little about USA most-collectable music genre - but I can feel the attraction.

Condition is for the ghetto creation, is fine and clean and plays perfect on the “Northern” with only a few very minor surface blemishes NOT affecting play. Flip it over the play surface is vg+ I did detect a few very insignificant light surface clicks in the very background, not detracting from the overall sound in any way..and that insane sax break beats all I’ve heard recently.

RAREST OF THE RARE act accordingly

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Age Of Bronze

I'm Gonna Love You C/w I'm In Love

Vinyl vs Styrene!

Has never been more important than when encountering this sumptuous double helping of 60s vocal-group Soul. The Gold label styrene press, sadly more often than not has suffered DJ stylus fatigue in varying amounts. The topside being a glorious Northern Soul dancer it will over the years have had to deal with the rigors of the Northern Soul circuit.

However the much-rarer Yellow label press was pressed in robust vinyl and is harder to find by a factor of at least 25 to 1. So the lucky owner can, without fear spin this Fab tune no stylus weariness will ever afflict this killer tune.

When there’s a choice, it is a “No Brainer” to seek out VINYL when the disc is this good and likely to get lots of DJ attention - it’s a must!

This copy is utterly flawless!

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Harry Deal & The Galaxies

I Still Love You C/w You're Always On My Mind

We were gonna save this 45 for our yearly CHRISTMAS MINTS auction feature; as this PROMO may never have been out of it’s sleeve before today’s sound was lifted. But a year looking at this Northern Soul treasure would have been too long and I would have played it to death in the office - after all this is a spirit lifting masterpiece with a huge feelgood factor..

Totally enchanting tune, immersed so far into its own simplicity that it is nothing short of brilliance!

Likened to those other greats that stroll around unhurried like “Matthew Le Tissier” picking precision passes at will. Or Bobby Kline, Frank Howard, Al McCarther none of those 3 were great footballers but they certainly knew how to calmly amble around never breaking into sweat but triggering a huge shift in mood and atmosphere.

This underlines that age-old saying “simple is genius”

Not overlooking the fact that that magnificent “Rugby All Niter” reverberated to the flipside “You’re Always On My Mind” courtesy of “outside The Box” DJing by Phil Shields.

… two great sides underlining, those suck-slowly “Manship Mints” are not only for Christmas..

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Dynamics

Whenever I'm Without You C/w Love To A Guy

I hadn’t heard this 45 for quite some time, but dug it out as a few inquires for the titles availability started to come in, this triggered me to dig. Then I immediately recognized what the “buzz” was all about…

Whilst maybe in the last century it would have been consider a fabulous floater but not a dancefloor bomb! But today it is just perfect for crowd .. as sounds like The Stoppers, The Rays, are on the comeback trail ..this title too has all the quality and charm to snugly sits in those so styled sets.

Truly beautifully constructed, sumptuous vocals embroidered into a Joe Hunter arrangement gives up a most impressive mid-pacer decorated with magical trumpet interventions.

CLASS! and full marks to those DJs endorsing this slick-style of Northern Soul..but then again I am drenched in bias..

This copy by the way is flawless !!

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Baby Washington

Get A Hold Of Myself C/w Hurt So Bad

It is quite some mystery why this 1968 45 never achieved a USA release, amazingly British only press. Even more puzzling is the fact not a single track from her highly regarded VEEP album “With You In Mind” realized life as a 45.

Only these two album tracks, both of which are stunning Henry Glover, New York conceived Northern Soul beauties, enjoyed a 7” press, in the UK only.

So click the oh-so powerful sound-files, to unleash two booming Sister stompers carrying with them, huge presence. They may call Jeanette Washington, “Baby” but as you are about to witness there is absolutely nothing “Baby” about this Divas vocal prowess.

Championed by Richard Searling for decades, as are some of the album tracks…but still it is time that everyone worldwide heard these jewels, that USA United Artists completely passed over..

Top Drawer British release Northern Soul - in flawless condition.

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Creations Unlimited

Corruption Is The Thing C/w Chrystal Illusion

Over the last few years, many of Europe’s more upfront Rare Soul Jock’s leanings towards the funkier production, has suddenly toppled over into a raging lust to find the rarest 45s with Funk driven productions. This extremely rare Cleveland crafting sits tightly into that genre.

With the bonus of a “DJ SHADOW” break at the beginning.

The obscure but defectively christened “Soul Kitchen” street-label again serves up a proper “Ghetto” recording. A defiant vocal punches daylight into a WahWah and cowbell mix. Electric “Black funk at its most demonstrative.

Flip it over the band are still on the same quest.. to destroy with bad-attitude guitar playing, whipping up an orgy of twitching plectrums..

You gotta just love these tiny Soul labels - offering up uniquely formulated Black Music..

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Del Chontays

Baby I Need You C/w The Hustle

It’s been over two decades or more since this 45 turned up, as tiny handful discovery, causing a minor sensation, as it was Butch’s “STARTONES” cover-up at the time circa The Mello Souls era. The soul collecting world couldn’t believe that records of this quality had been left undiscovered throughout the Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca & Cleethorpres Pier era and for it to become available to mere mortals was a huge surprise.

Aghast at the thought of what the effect such Northern Soul perfectness would have been at the 3 major “temples” of the time. Unfortunately, late 80s & early 90s was not such a fertile time for breaking new “finds” to the masses; so this rough-edged vocal-group stomper, instead slipped underground for more front-room or cassette tape appreciation as Butch “dropped” his secret sound.

I think now is the time for this pumping horn driven screamer to breakout into the now burgeoning Northern Soul scene. This is the real-deal, proper relentless rarity with every note offering Northern Soul in its rawest form.

Having slept, snooze, slumbered away into barstool conversations, forum musings for way too long now. Time it got heard at a large venue in full swing at midnight - not a Northern Soul heart would leave the floor..

A 45 who’s siesta is over… especially as the flipside is an equally bombastic instrumental that would set clubs like “Dig Deeper” in Manhattan all as frenzy… Two killer sides - get on it…..

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Muriel Day

Nine Times Out Of Ten

Love it or hate it - nobody can deny this was a countrywide “Bomb” during the mid to late 70s, causing unprecedented dance floor gridlock!

This promo copy is flawless throughout

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Spirits Touch

Expressions Of Love C/w Boogie Child

RARE, RARE Sweet Soul backed up with a Boogie Groove on this perhaps unique ATI test press.

Sweeter than sweet, harmony ballad led by a laid-back horizontal lead vocal who’s unhurried deliver marries perfectly with the jazzy arrangement. Sultry sax wails away in a distant background, with fine guitar improvisation com,pliments the harmony group chorus welding the whole production together.

Seamlessly brilliant Sweet Soul.

Flip it over fir a Funk infused Boogie groove - which be of interest to European Boogie Buffs..

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Bob Kuban And The In-men

The Cheater

Seriously Rare 1965 British Red & White of this MOD Club anthem. Twisted Wheel, Mojo, Nite Owl, and all the London 8 til late hangouts would reverberate to this top-drawer “Blue-Eyed” Soul anthem that still today gets them up on the floor.

Leavin’ this slab of British Eye-Candy aside for one moment, this 45 carries with it one ironically horrific tale.

Lead singer of the Bob Kuban Band was one “WalterScott”, who disappeared in 1983, as his wife was cheating with a James Williams, who not only murdered his own wife, he also murdered Walter Scott so he could be with Scott’s wife, drastic but true.

The songs lyrics “He’ll Take Your Girl” “Look Out For The Cheater” came home to roost sadly in Walter Scotts real life; his body was found 4 years later in cistern. James Williams got life for the two murders and recently died in prison ..obviously cheating didn’t pay kind dividends for Mr. Williams or indeed the singer who made this song one of the mid-60s greatest “dance” tunes.

Before you is its most-sought after format. But beware Red & Whites can bring out the worst in some people…some British Collectors could “Kill” for ownership.

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Robert Parker

I Caught You In A Lie

You Said He Was Your Cousin - But I Found Out He Wasn’t”

For decades this delightful New Orleans conceived dance stroller was a major spin for the SKA / Reggae DJ one of only a few “Soul” titles that regularly featured in top Jocks set. Johnny Taylor’s - If That Ain’t Loving You (For More Reasons Than One” is another title to be honored by the Jamaican music scene.

Recently though after years of occasional Soul jock airings, this Robert Parker’s most elusive NOLA Northern Soul recording has jumped to the fore in NS DJ sets. A few times recently I’ve witness very strong dancefloor response when the needle is dropped..this 45 is on the UP!

So when a flawless White Demo comes along, it fits nicely into our weekly affordable must-have category…

Two clean labels and vinyl to match.. yes must-have!

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Berry Gordy Jr.,

To Be Loved - An Autobiography

The rarely seen and highly sought

1994 ORIGINAL FIRST EDITION HARDBACK ISBN 0-7472-1417-4

Complete with original dust cover with everything in near perfect condition.

For Motown aficionados this 432 page autobiography is not only essential reading, the hardback is also the original UK press - so very hard to find in this flawless state.

A book to be cherish and treasured for life, if Berry Gordy’s unsurpassed Black Music success story is a source of inspiration to you.

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Ester Byrde

Touch Me Take Me Vocal & Instrumental

The 1975 original version that many think superior to the better known Rita Wright on 1978 UK Jet. Which ever “take” you prefer, there can be no disputing which 45 is the rarer of the two. With this listing pressed on a tiny independent London enterprise and suffering from limited promotion and stunted distribution.

If my memory serves n=me correctly the Soulful Stepper by Rita Wright was discovered first and exploded into “monster” status on the 90s capital soulful stepper scene.

The original is so much sexier, with Esther’s vocal sparking a male lusting that Rita cannot match.

Seldom seen for sale and this copy as you can see and hear is immaculate

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Harold Andrews

You're A Winner C/w We Got To Get Back Together

Note this is NOT the known ballad version..

but a mysterious F-2655* mix, which is right-on-the-money upbeat Northern Soul. (You can Compare the huge difference between the two mixes on You Tube). You will find this “unknown” version massively of more interest to the Northern Soul collector.

Click the soundfile to hear the undeniable potential for an extremely rare attention-grabbing Northern Soul to take hold.. Yet again the Californian Mr,. Andrews delivers something special - not only with this vinyl-anomaly. But also with the flipside - a slab of Deep Soul “Otis” would have been proud of.

Two fabulous Soul cuts - with today’s lead a real-find!

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