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Eddie Banks & Martha Jordan

I Made A Change C/w Loving In The Right Direction

Memphis Urban-Funk of the rarest kind, underlining the extreme Soul talent present in Bluff City throughout the 60’s & 70s.

A marriage of two of the city’s lesser known artists, strutting their vocal mastery; with both of them belting out attitude and soul in equal quantities. Martha leads the proceedings with a “Mr. Big Stuff” style stance, telling her man she made a mistake and she has him sussed!

Marttha:

“You’re Ready To Tell Me All Of those Lies.. Making A Lots Of Simple Alibis”

Eddie’s reply:

“I’ve Had Lots Of Women, Had Them Large & Small, Baby You Don’t Have To Worry Bout Me Now, ‘Cause I Don’t Run Around At All…”

He’s a bad boy..she’s a determined woman…the perfect combination to ignite those killer Lyrics, exploding with the help of Honkin’-Horns puncturing a dangerous Funk rhythm.

My advice is buy this Hunk Of Funk, it’s damn RARE as rare as a faithful man I’d say….

Ouch!

Current bid: £ 111.00

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Psychodelic Frankie

Putting You Out Of My Life

Frankie Snowden is not so psychodelic on this track but he is incredibly soulful

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Vel-vets

I Got To Find Me Somebody

I’m Gonna To Find Me Somebody” .. WOOH! “I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody” .. WOOH! “Gotta Find Me Somebody!”

To witness the NS crowd with synchronized raised arms and consolidated screams of “WOOH!” peering down onto the 1974 Wigan Casino throng, has to be, for those who witnessed it, the most-moving statement of music-fan-camaraderie ever seen, and for everyone there a defining moment of their Northern Soul lifestyle.

Considering 40 years down the road, exactly the same response can be experienced at any British club, the moment the needle is dropped on this timeless classic. Underlines the strength of our underground scene.

Before you today is the rarely seen West Coast styrene STOCK copy with birth-sleeve, so very attractive…so damn historical..act accordingly.

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Soulful Two

Fi-yi Dance

As a young lad the most exciting thing to me was awaiting Saturday’s mail - it would contain the much-anticipation “Brian 45 Philips” set sale of Soul listings.

Wow, this guy always had tunes I’d never heard of but just by the titles I was sure I wanted to own. Jimmy Soul Clark - Come On And Be My Sweet Darling - being my first “surprise” purchase.. you can imagine after that I was addicted hook, line & sinker compelled to buying myself records that just looked good in type!

So when these words jumped off the page at me… SOULFUL TWO - FI-YI DANCE - PURE SOUL MUSIC ownership was imperative… but I was to be disappointed SOLD already.

It would be literally years and years before I even heard the record, but it never left my head… Artist, title & label branded in my mind forever…like some mystical dream..

Well, when I was to eventually own a copy I was not disappointed, always a sucker for a good instrumental - and this long-lost want was so different. It emitted the 1966 street-sounds of Los Angeles as Leon Haywood’s long-term associate Nathaniel Nathan crafted a simplistic but highly infectious mid-60s groove from a guitar and a set of Bongos…how talented is that.

Having guided instrumental group The Packers already to Northern Soul success this session could easily have followed “Go Ahead On” or “Hole In The Wall” but one thing stood in it’s way, unlike The Packers 45, The Soulful Two disc was seriously elusive, and never achieved the depth of play for it to take off big. Although I have been told it did receive muchlove from a few of the “Stafford” jocks.

Anyhow, this 45 still after 44 long years holds a special place in my head..and today it still flicks on all the adrenaline switches the returning of an old friend should do.

Rare, infectious and decidedly distinctive… love it!

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Tams

Hey Girl Don't Bother Me C/w Take Away

The Twisted Wheel all nite sessions were only a year old when this 45 hit the streets of the UK. It is unclear to me at this time whether R&B pioneer Roger Eagle actually purchased it as a new release or it was to be discovered at a later date? But one thing is for sure over the following 6 years this 45 had such and impact and built up an unrivaled reputation that when UK Probe re-issued it in 1971 it shot straight to #ONE in the charts. To become the first real hit to ride on the back of a Northern Soul reputation.

Before you today is a 45 that after 1964 and it’s swift deletion was an impossible grail for “The MODS” a DJ trophy with very few equals..Joseph Pope’s singular vocal style fronting some ultra-smooth harmony backing woven into an irresistible dance rhythm. It smashed the charts and echoed around every British Friday night Youth Club session.

An historic 45 dripping with the breeding that made the Northern Soul scene the thing to be part of during your youth…never expecting it to be a lifetime thing..

This copy is mere whisker away from an all round Mint -

ESSENTIAL British vinyl collectable.

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Major Lance

Hey Little Girl C/w Crying In The Rain

Major Lance fans and British Red & White DEMO addicts..How elusive is this 1963 British beauty?

1963 was a big year for Major Lance and his introduction to the British record collector - although he never secured a hit single, he did slowly but surely get “spotted” by the UK Soul-sleuths of the early 60s. As they waded through he Music-Paper review pages, release sheets and Record shop new arrival sections.

It took three releases and an EP before “The Major” got a brief “nod” with his “Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um” which Wayne Fontana covered and took on to become a hit. Within 3 more years though, he was the most revered Northern Soul artist on the planet..the rest of course is history.

This was his 2nd. UK release and it sold virtually nothing - as a Red & white promo it is a rare & historical platter indeed and in this gleaming condition a rather delectable piece to own.

Study scan carefully as the “white” of the Demo label has a tinge of age-browning particularly on the flipside…the vinyl and birth-sleeve are flawless.

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David Coleman

Drown My Heart

The British David Coleman spent decades at the BBC entertaining us Brits with his timeless sports commentaries, including quotes like. “The front wheel crosses the finish line, closely followed by the back wheel.”

“That’s the fastest time ever run - but it’s not as fast as the world record.”

“It’s a great advantage to be able to hurdle with both legs.”

“If that had gone in, it would have been a goal.”

and my all time favourite:

“Forest have now lost six matches without winning.”

But none of those enduring lines get even close to his New York namesakes..who delivers one of the most defiant “lost love” lines of all time

“Yes, You Know Girl, That You Left Me Like Dirt On The Carpet… I’ll Pray One Day You’ll Find Yourself Brokenhearted..”

Hector Rivera’s Orchestra serves up a smorgasbord of horns and bongo’s for David Coleman’s vocal to snarl and growl it’s way through his provocative commentary..woven into a spectacular Latin/Northern Soul dance rhythm

“I personally I never do a DJ set without it…..even when I’m not DJing”.

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Thelma Houston

Baby Mine C/w The Woman Behind Her Man

If your edging towards that magical milestone 60 years of age. This 45 will have the power to catapult your mind back to those heady days of The Torch, The Cats, Leeds Central, Saturday’s in Selec-A-Disc’s cellar, Friday mornings waiting by the leterbox for a Brian 45 Phillips or Soul Bowl list to drop through the door.

later on journey’s to Wigan Casino…this 45 screams the Northern Soul glory years of 1972 to 75.

So how pleased are we today to be able to offer you a near 50 year old “Virgin” copy in utterly like new condition.

We are guaranteeing this copy is UNPLAYED - soundfile lifted off a recent PROMO we just added to the website.

I don’t think I ever saw a mint unplayed copy back in the early 70s..so those of OCD about condition you will be over the moon to own this “lifetime filed” only copy!

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Joe Jama

My Life

Stampede igniting Northern Soul from the very moment Henry Atkinson’s discovery featured in the first DJ sets some 15 years since, when it was cheekily covered up as “Little Henry”.

Yet another in a long line of San Antonio 60s offerings to the Northern Soul scene, this example being the most wanted, most popular and certainly the most dancefloor effective of them all.

This listing offers the rare opportunity for the NS Jock to guarantee a nomadic dancefloor is immediately jostling again, as soon as the needle is dropped. This copy has surface marks but as you can hear it plays LOUD, clear & true. Label has “fade” check out the two scans..

A chance to own a “Monster” at a sensible price, we’re thinking.

Current bid: £ 376.00

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Mitch Ryder And The Detroit Wheels

You Get Your Kicks

Not many, if any English Soul collectors will be able to boast of owning this 1975 debut British outing for one of the timeless classics, from it’s Brian “45” Phillips “Twisted Wheel” beginnings to the recordings popularity peak of The Catacoombs / Golden Torch. Previously USA only release, that rose to floor destroyer status, taking over the NS baton from “Breakout” .

Before you today is one exceptionally rare and historical British studio acetate cut by Pye Studios for the 1975 Pye Disco Demand release #113 (where interestingly they misspelled Ryder as “Rider”) released to meet the huge demand created as Wigan Casino Jocks still featured it’s potency every Saturday, for it’s instant rapturous floor filling powers.

Direct cut - blaring brass carry Detroit-defiance along on a wave of total 60s-dance.

Historical - spelled correctly and so neatly written credits - we think it looks gorgeous, don’t you? 

Current bid: £ 18.00

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Supremes

Nothing But Heartaches C/w He Holds His Own

The lure of the Red & White Tamla Motown DEMO never ceases to pull you in.

For those of you demanding flawless condition whilst on the journey of completing the TMG runs or indeed climbing the Tamla Motown “Everest” of owing all the Red & White Demo’s made. Let us assure to this offering is a sparkling Mint - throughout.

As you can see two spotless labels, original Birth-sleeve and vinyl that only reveals the merest sleeve brush blemish or two in strong light.

We doubt many will need reminding of the H-D-H genius that the grooves give vent to… but click the soundfile anyway to hear the Motown girl-sound at it most vibrant!

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Magnetics

Lady In Green C/w Heart You're Made Of Ston

Straight from the USA - the much-loved Duke Browner’s crowning Northern Soul moment.

You are witnessing a universally endorsed “HOLY GRAIL” moment.

Both sides give up the flawlessly crafted male vocal-group Detroit Northern Soul of the very rarest kind…both sides are Top Drawer NS

We have always been proud of the condition we consistently offer our Soul rarities in - this offering has you can hear, has surface marks from a 50 year lifetime inside a Detroit home. But I must admit, when coming face to face with the immensity of this disc, a few light pops along the way, do nothing to calm my racing pulse.

We’ll let the full double soundfile & the two label scans with the Columbia promo sticker on the a-side, do the rest of the talking.

Current bid: £ 2,201.00

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Little Tommy

Baby Can't You See

Oh Mr. Wiggles you gave Northern Soul some beauties to consider didn’t you!

This example has never been played by any Northern Soul JOck or collector. It’s in blinding condition, USA filed copy you could not imagine cleaner vinyl!

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James Brown And The Famous Flames

Night Train

SUE the UK’s most sought after label - so when we turn up a release up in Mint condition - especially a Club-Classic, that is always in “used” and “loved” condition, we feel the British vinyl-perfectionist would like to claim ownership.

Not the rarest SUE but certainly one the most difficult to acquire at this level of condition - which is MINT on the eye - but forensically Mint -.

It’s plain white birth-sleeve will accompany this, one owner from new, copy to it’s final resting place..sitting snugly in a SUE run and replacing the invariably under Mint resident.

Perfectionists look no further…Twisted Wheel classic and an integral part of this most-important of British 60s labels and our history.

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King Moses

I've Got This Feeling C/w I Forgot To Say (i Love You)

For 33 years a Rare-Soul “impossible”

What a privilege to be able to enjoy, what is the absolute pinnacle of 80’s Rare-Soul collecting, not only offering up a legendary rare dance tune but also a massively moving soulful ballad supported by a full vocal-group backing, hidden away on the flip.

Two sides perfectly coveringboth of today’s “modern” most collectable of genres.

In the beginning only owned by British Rare Soul DJ aristocracy with those two known copies both suffering from that distasteful label address defacing. NOTE both labels are this listing are perfect!

So with no furthest comment, click the soundfile and prepare to dance! …

..wait a second or two for the flipside to glide in.. then prepare to swoon!

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7 Sounds Ltd.,

(i'm Waiting For) Sweet Harmony C/w Blessed Return

Not only extremely RARE, is this weeks Sweet Soul offering. But it also carries a bonus tucked away on the flipside; in the form of a contagious blend of Jazz/Latin & FUNK!

I can tell you very little about the group or indeed of it’s origins; as this is the first time we have ever listed this obscurity for sale. But the label design and texture suggests the New York area. As does the fluid sweetness of the harmonies, as falsetto backing cushions the expressive lead vocal who seems at times to be in despair, very reminiscent of other N.Y. soulful ballads. Then towards the end comes the fabulously Deep and meaningful “Rap” break using a deep n’ husky Soul Man to get he message nailed..

Flip it over and Big Apple influences are again apparent with the FANIA influence 5.15 minute Saxophone dominated FUNK groove driven by a fusion of insanely frantic guitar work, rattling drumming, jazzy keyboard and that relentless saxophonist after a short break crashes back in with a vengeance!

More contrasting sides on one disc would be hard to find..but both sides give up compelling Off-The-Wall spontaneity. 

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Hesitations

She Won't Come Back C/w I'll Be Right There

1967 vinyl press Philippines PROMO

It is no secret that PIED PIPER I consider crafted the greatest 60s Soul productions any team has ever made. This double helping from the PP Gang from their premier male vocal group, perfectly qualifies that comment!

Not even an hint of commercial aspirations, as both sides are sodden in proper Soulful emotion, knitted together by the most easy to dance to, Motor City arrangements.

The writing skills of Lorraine Chandler & Jack Ashford set the tone for the A-side Northern Soul cruise, with Rare Earth’s Ray Monette & Mickey “Guitar” Baker laying down the lyrics for arguably the better of the two sides..

But it matters not which side you play, you’re treated to silky Detroit Northern Soul served up so very smoothly by one of it’s finest male-vocal-groups to migrate to Detroit.

Before you today is the insanely rare 1967 Philippines PROMO copy; pressed in high-fidelity VINYL - the USA Kapp counterpart is of course styrene…

I’ve personally have never seen a copy of this “impossible” variation before…have you?

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Smith Brothers

There Can Be A Better Way C/w Payback's A Drag

Looking for guaranteed rarity?

Look no further this STOCK copy only vocal-group Northern Soul has a life story that validates just that.

Allegedly, when in the late 70s Neil Rushton veteran record dealer/DJ/Label owner all round Soul-Entrepreneur approached Jack Ashford on the hope he would maybe have some of the “impossible” STOCK copies, Neil was informed that Jack had only been sent a few samples to OK before he paid for the press.

Neil was excited when Jack told him if you want to pay the pressing plant bill he can have the whole run, as reaction to his “Smith Brothers” samples had not indicated Radio airplay..

To this day it is one of Neil’s biggest regrets, that time constraints and other business stopped him from following up on Jack’s invite. Nobody knows what happened to the full Smith Brothers run, put it certainly did not hit the streets.

So we are left with just a few known STOCKERS and promo copies that do not have the fabulous “There Can Be A Better Way” side on it.

This was well over 30 years ago and we can think of no reason why this set in stone vignette would not raise this 45s rarity kudos quite a few notches..

a truly “Impossible” 45 and so damn good..

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Joann Courcy

I Got The Power

a flawless 1966 New Yorker from the desk of the man who mentored Doris Troy to successful Soul-stardom.

Ex-Orioles “tenor” Gregory Carroll wrote and produced this Goliath of a stomper…so far away from his days of crooning “Crying In The Chapel” Mr. Carroll serves notice with thumpin’ piano intro, closely followed by screaming horns to accompany the high-pitched “Courcy” swagger, as she struts from one verse to another, elevated by the vocal-group chorus in the back-up.

First played by the legendary “Poke” at Cleethorpes Pier, volume right up.. I thought the structure would slip into the North Sea under such power….

Courcy-Power! Proper Norther Soul!!

Current bid: £ 413.00

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Bobby Reed

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

One of the greatest ever Northern Soul records ever made.

BOTH SIDES

and it’s

MINT!

Truly MINT !

Play and be prepared to gush..

Twice over..

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Black Is....

Spinning Wheel C/w Themes And Variations

and now for something completely different!

RARE 1969 Jazz / Funk groove featuring David Crawford on flute guiding “Black Is” to serve up a heady mix of piano driven 60s Jazz/Funk as they deconstruct David Clayton-Thomas’s Blood, Sweat & Tears 1969 classic.

Full of breaks and riffs as the upfront keys thud into gear. Classy flute takes the place of the vocals and it’s up and running indie Jazz, that over the years has picked up a cult following.

Flip it over and the Jazz goes deeper and more complicated but loses none of it’s urban charm.

This rare disc is MINT! After decades of a filed-only existence..

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Freddie Hughes

Send My Baby Back

Prepare to be absolutely beguiled by an imploring mixture of soulful despair & joy.

Freddie Hughes was the most-impressive export from those soul-fertile streets of Oakland, California, this is his one and only album.

From the very first track side 1. Freddie will have you hooked into his pleading style, rich in expressive emotion “Send My Baby Back” drips with hopefulness, a Soul masterpiece that was to be his biggest hit.

Next cut “Tonight I’m Gonna See My Baby” is totally uplifting LP ONLY Northern Soul that would set any dancefloor alight. Next is more of the same, next track knocked me dead - last track Mr. Hughes flexes his vocal with a male version of Aretha’s “Natural Woman”, confidence indeed.. Side one is as complete a soul experience you could ever wish to hear - with the bonus of non-45 Northern Soul smacking you in the face!

Would producer Lonnie Hewitt allow the flip to fade into insignificance? No way as he kicks off with “Gotta Keep My Bluff in”..next is another LP only cut a mid-tempo “Every Night” what a slick delight. followed by “Where Is My Baby” then a killer take on the Temptations “You’re My Everything” with “What Am I Gonna Do Without Your Loving” another Northern Soul mover ensuring EVERY TRACK is a fabulous Bay Area experience of inspiring Soul!

Condition is fabulous - the music is stand-out - so good we would have liked to sample ALL the tracks. Time allowed for 7 - but those 7 will capture you completely..

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Ike & Tina Turner

Anything You Wasn't Born With C/w Beauty Is Just Skin Deep

This double helping of mid-60s Northern Soul has lived in the shadows of “Dust My Broom” for a little too long.

Maybe the gorgeous clothes it’s wearing today, will entice you to unleash the explosive Sister-snarl of Tina Turner. Tina rides a relentless Ike Turner piano rhythm and the Ikettes decorate the backing with their perpetual yelping of support , the gathering whip up a the perfect-dance-storm.

Flip it over for what was the preferred Northern Soul spin, seeing turntable action at The Wheel etc. as the insistent thumpin’ dancebeat was just what the dancers were looking for at the time and was in fact the selected side above “Dust My Broom” as the more “Instant” dancefloor mover.

The “Dust My Broom” nudges the “overplayed” category, this disc would be a smart replacement. With both sides doing it up right, with “Beauty” a real out-and-out stomper of the lost-powerful kind and “Anything” a little more cultured in its approach.

Looking totally fabulous in its birth-sleeve, adorned with the coveted Big-Red “A” with vinyl in near flawless condition… what’s not to want?

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Sammy Acuna

I Never Found A Girl Vocal/instrumental

Steve Cropper’s much-loved production of Eddie Floyd’s & Booker T. Jones’s beautifully paced composition is perhaps the most covered of all Stax born songs. A favourite with independent artists and groups because it sparks an instant feelgood experience. UNfortunately most all other efforts fall short of the stand-out original.

Not this one…

Sammy Acuna is by far my favourite alternative, as he lifts the 1968 recording way into the next decades; on the back of tightly presented horn arrangement decorated with a shimmering Soul-Gal chorus.

Just perfect to dance to - and familiar enough to secure the dancefloor impetus even on first hearing…

Not to mention has a rather wonderful eye-catching label design also… So what’s not to like ?

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Deadbeats

No Second Chance

THE PHANTOM JANITOR !

Unshakably written into Northern Soul folklore as Wigan Casino’s most memorable cover/up. The record that for years tantalized the Casino crowd, teasing the collectors into utter frustration, as they dreamed of knowing it’s real identity.

From all the 1,000s of Northern Soul “cover-ups” over the years this is recognized as the most imaginative, even sparking of theories and bar stool tales of how Richard Searling actually arrived at christening this 45 as “The Phantom Janitor”

Decades on, this disc is no easier to acquire now, than it was back then… seldom if ever seen for sale and rippling with headlong power and enviable historical NS kudos..

Clean the soundfile - and let the “Phantom Janitor” sweep you down the corridors of our past..

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Perfect Match

The Weights On You C/w I'll Smile Again

What about these two 70s Philly dance grooves - previously undocumented 1978 double serving from husband & wife team James Bynum and Dorothy Bynum.

You will of course remember James Bynum’s huge 1975 offering to Blackpool Mecca & Cleethorpes Winter Gardens patrons with his “Time Passes By” monster also put together by this talented couple and currently very sought-after.

This 3 years later creation is dripping in obscurity, begging the question why it’s remained “out-of-sight” for the last 36 years..

So eagerly check out the soundfile for innovative Philadelphia dancefloor lures, they do contrast with each other but both present the listener with fabulous urban D.I.Y. enthusiasm aiming for club impact.

No club impact happened and a real rarity was born.. don’t you just love this record collecting journey?

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Edwards Generation Featuring Chuck Edwards

In San Francisco - The Street Thang

From the same streets as Sly Stone cut his innovative Soul offerings comes this amazing testament to Bay Area Soul.

AUTHENTIC 1976 ORIGINAL PRESS - 10 track album from Chuck Edwards and Family. Ram jam full of non-45 tracks, that offer perfect food for today’s burgeoning Northern Soul FUNK scene.

With only two tracks ever reaching 45 release 1. Starlite Starbrite 2. That’s how much I love Her. This platter is an upfront DJ’s delight as it Includes the utterly amazing “I Got Something For You”.

So check out a sample of the compelling soundfiles lifted from this rarely seen ORIGINAL, noting fully 8 of this session never reached 7” release.

Bonus - FULLY AUTOGRAPHED front & back cover by the band and vinyl and label are near perfect.

*We are dedicating this this listing to the much-loved “Daly City Bob” - Bob Catteneo Soul fan/Record Dealer from the home town of Chuck Edwards Generation “Daly City” he is ill in hospital at this time - and many will remember his huge contribution to Europe’s Rare Soul scene during the 70s from his “Odyssey Records” mail order business - he was a special guy and this is one special album he would have certainly bought as a new release.

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Jack Montgomery

Dearly Beloved C/w Do You Believe It

Jack Montgomery” aka Marvin Jones provides one of the those velvety vocals that sink deep into your Soul.

A voice that is equally comfortable with a mid-tempo or the upbeat Motor City floorshaker, as this disc is about to prove.

In the mid-70s “Do You Believe It” it was the play side - a relentless Northern Soul juggernaut, an irrepressible runaway stomper that actually came to an emergency stop! when an enterprising DJ decided the truly sumptuous flip side was also worth a spin.

The rest is history, since the later 70s “Dearly Beloved” has been just that…”beloved” by all. It epitomizes the diversity of the Northern Soul scene when “The Salvadors” and this strolling master-class in Soul, can be played in the same DJ set and receive exactly the same adulation from the crowd.

Reading the label credits it showcases what is possible when the very best at their work gather in the same room….Marvin Jones, Don Mancha, Mike Theodore, Dennis Coffey, Johnny Terry and the mercurial intrusion of Andrew “Mike” Terry’s baritone sax at all the right times lift this session into “the greats”

It was not just the monumental vocal in the studio that day, but a gifted team who crafted unsurpassed Northern Soul that led to the loving acceptance of the Northern Soul mid-tempo dance groove!

This promo copy - is utterly flawless btw

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Fascinations

Girls Are Out To Get You C/w You'll Be Sorry

Records of this classic status require very few words from us.

Only to say this nearly 50 years old and in blinding condition snugly hugging it’s birth-sleeve is still looking totally clean, vinyl only reveals light sleeve contact blemishes in strong light, solid center small hole label is flaw free.

I honestly don’t think I’ll ever see a finer copy this late in the day… A Twisted Wheel anthem that has endured 1/2 a century of Northern Soul attention - and still packs the dancefloor today.

Real Deal Classic for those of you who put condition first as the deciding factor of what discs you add to your collection…

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Broadways

You Just Don't Know C/w Sweet And Heavenly Melody

This week’s Black is beautiful entrant.

Offers up two sides that have swelled in popularity in recent years, with “You Just Don’t Know” receiving DJ attention after years of uplifting “Sweet And Heavenly” being the choice to spin.

A 1966 New Yorker, pitching up two slick harmony Northern Soul dance grooves, benefiting from the presence of the highly gifted guitarist Trade Martin; who’s studio arrangements feature on so many stand-out Northern Soul classics.

This “two for the price of one” 45 influenced somewhat from the impact the Four Seasons were having on the charts, also provide us with delicious harmony vocals woven into an easy-to-dance to production.

Condition is blinding, and as the demand of disc has rocketed in recent times..we feel there’s a few of you who may not own a copy..yet.

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Clara Hardy

You're Too Jealous C/w The Touch Of Love

The Girl-Group sound … at it’s most captivating.

Early 60s Motor City Northern Soul, echoing everything the Golden Detroit era was about… as Motown’s girl groups were just starting to receive chart success. Although there are light hints of the “Motown Sound” this 45 is essentially a release saturated in street-level hopefulness.

Beautifully naive, in anticipation of success, as the skills of two Detroit NS notables join forces; Kris Peterson and soon to be Golden World/Ric Tic luminary Bob (Rob Recco) Hamilton write for the sweet vocals of Miss Hardy.

Both sides epitomizing the Motor City sound of this formative period.

But the most exciting aspect of listing is THE CONDITION almost without exception on the few occasions this 45 has passed my way it has been way less than VG. This copy is a clean Mint minus with two flawless label - very elusive in this treasured condition…

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Montclairs

Hey You! Don't Fight It! C/w Never Ending Love

My first recollection of his sumptuous 45 was when I heard Paul Rudzitis play it on a Thursday night at a small club in Leicester circa 1972/73. and now more than 40 years past my Gas-fitting apprenticeship days; when I hooked up at night in Leicester with Plumber apprentice “Shelvo” to frequent the short lived “Lacarno” on Silver Street, Leicester Northern Soul events.

Rudzy was way ahead of his time, as in the same set he’d spin Life’s - Tell Me Why - as a new release. Playing to a handful of customers who had mostly had no idea what these two currently breaking Blackpool Mecca tunes were.

Today both records are considered jewels of our music. With The Montclairs always being a well received turntable choice; invariably filling a floor as the cultured harmony vocals glide through a terrific NS dance arrangement.

Collectors note; this aged Northern Soul artifact that has ignited euphoric recall of my formative years, is an eye-widening MINT. Utterly flawless in ever way…most likely unplayed until the impressive double soundfile was lifted - certainly needs to be kept at arms length way from grimy upstart Gas Fitters or plumbers for that matter.

Happy days…

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Little Joe Cook

I'm Falling In Love With You Baby

Collectors of the real-deal Northern Soul classics..let’s get serious.

What are the chances of capturing this 48 year old Wigan Casino / Cleethorpes Pier floorshaker in absolutely miraculous condition due a lifetime “filed” only existance.

in 12014 we have little hope of offering another copy in this staggering state of Mint - / Mint - no DJ ownership.

Click the soundfile to be blasted back to the hot summer of 1976. The indelible vision of a steaming sea of synchronized hand-clapping, head-spinning, back-dropping amphetamine fueled dancers, frantically giving this ultimate NS stomper focus it deserved, that is the vivid image, alight in my head from the stage at Cleethorpes Pier 38 years ago.

We have not listed this 45 in an age - not witnessed such a clean copy since that unforgettable summer…

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Frank Beverly And The Butlers

If That's What You Wanted C/w Love (your Pain Goes Deep)

Words?

You could use every superlative in the Oxford dictionary, then at the front of each, add the likes of “Utterly” “Absolutely” “Totally” “Entirely” “Completely” and I still could not in any way fully describe the sensation that shot though my entire body, when I first witnessed the intro to this Philly Phenomena.

Not just me, but most every teenage Northern Soul disciple of the early 70s was moved to levels of embarrassing excitement, instantly riveting themselves to a life of searching for this record’s equals…

Of which there are very few…

Act accordingly …a record to be buried with… THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!

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Doc Peabody

Here Without You Part 1 & 2

Goose-pimple inducing Soulful dance!

It is records of this stature that convince me that listening or dancing to Rare USA Soul is the most-gratifying musical experience I personally could ever experience.

This record and the very few other known recordings of this unattainable calibre, take me and I’m sure you also, deep into a place nothing else can.

Awesome, street-level Cleveland, Ohio D.I.Y. Real Soul, saturated in mood changing influences. Sulking strings decorated by a desperately beseeching Womackesque vocal, come together sparking off the perfect “lost-Love” Soul struggle.

THIS IS RARE SOUL AT IT’S VERY, VERY FINEST!

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Howard Guyton

I Watched You Slowly Slip Away

This weeks Northern Soul classic STOCK copy showcases one the greatest contributors to the Northern Soul scene and indeed 60s music.

Former Teen-Idol Teddy Randazzo was responsible for a plethora of stand out recordings during the 60s. On this Northern Soul classic he his joined by longstanding writing partner the equally talented Victoria Pike and a man about to make his mark on the music scene Dennis Lambert ( a massive influence on the Four Tops during their ABC years) add Louis Pegues to the table, and the room is bubbling with talent.

All that is required is a vocal to carry this huge production…

Big drum-roll intro - step up Howard to boom his stuff with a distinctive “Pitneyesque” vocal…effortlessly delivered into an imaginative Randazzo orchestration of highs & troughs building a full-on arrangement that screams NORTHERN SOUL!!

… then a stroke of genius that seems to come so easily to Randazzo.. towards the end as the production flattens out… a little instrumental interlude is then unexpectedly elevated in the most-almighty string break ever to embrace a Northern Soul recording…

Today if you want to witness string-power of such magnitude, you will need to attend the Royal Albert Hall in Promo Season..

Mr. Randazzo, you were IMHO the Daddy of the huge production…

Back on subject - this listing is an immaculate rarely seen BLUE STOCK copy in utterly sumptuous condition…

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Colt 45s

Lady, Lady C/w I Know I Love You

Hidden on the flipside a seriously smooth mid-tempo vocal group harmony stroller is an instant wake-up call for the Northern Soul dancers is an effervescence horn driven dancer with a unforgettable shrill vocal backing..

Seamlessly rolling along on a wave of horns and razor-cut squealing girl choruses and the echoing lead vocal bangs out the lyrics. SUPERB!

Is this one more example of the weight-of-rarity stunting it’s progress to become recognized today as a “Timeless Classic” quality in the grooves would indicate it has everything required to have become so.

Today it is a seldom seen Northern Soul snoozer endowed with all tghe qualities to wake up and stir the dancefloor into spontaneous applause… deserves a 2nd lease of life..

As you can see the flipside label was the one “Ben-Lee Publishing” believed in and decorated the primitive label design to catch DJ attention, whilst leave “our” side free of promo graffiti. You can see why it is a beautifully crafted song showcasing all the fine vocals involved in the session.

Two great sides - with “Lady” once again displaying qualities far and beyond many of today’s DJ turntable choices..

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Eddie Carr

Your Love Is Indescribly Delicious

Indescribably Delicious” & “Indescribably RARE!”

I do wish someone would give me an alternative word to “rare”, just a mere glance at this 45 and the mere word “Rare” doesn’t do it justice..

Peter Sutcliffe “A little Moody” or Beyonce “Kissable” would be comparable understatements. This Los Angeles street level press of Willis Wooten’s currently played Philly monster is a little “beyond Rare”

Hidden away on the flipside of an “Evel Knievel” novelty recording, you cannot get any obscurer than this fine take on the song. Vocally powerful with a muscular Frank Virtue & Johnny Stiles production the pumping horns loud and clean, with a studio full of keen girls wailing the answering chorus. Eddie’s vocal has that “grit” to lift the session another notch..

W. H. C. Records of Los Angeles - Produced by Virtue & Stiles looks and sounds “indescribably essential”.

Condition is immaculate.

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Beth Bynum

I'll Set You Free C/w It Hurts To Be In Love

In the USA obviously much-rarer than thought of in Europe judging by forum musings on this history drenched 45.

From beautician to highly respected maker of Detroit black music. This weeks offering to the alter of Northern Soul R&B is a very elusive Detroit creation dripping with Motor City history and and a little mystery.

Mike Hanks’s early 60s association with House Of Beauty (HOB Records) owner Carmen Murphy saw the pair pen this song together from now famous 111 Mack Avenue, Detroit. Carmen of course went on to have a brief association with Motown Records with her HOB label and also sold the “Soul” label name to Berry Gordy in 1964.

This 45 is prior to all those well documented events.. and is shrouded in a little mystery Stateside as some of Detroit’s Music Guru’s ponder 10 years back on it’s existance as none have them had seen a copy.

Several replies to Ron Murphy’s plea for info on this disc received quote of “I have also only seen Star Maker #1929 listed; I’ve never met anyone who has seen a copy, and the members of the group that recorded the other Star Maker 45 didn’t know about it. It’s certainly a mystery. ”

Another reply underlined this discs obscurity “I have never seen that on vinyl, nor heard a tape of it. I don’t know anyone that has seen it ”

With these postings from time-served vinyl professors, I can only add this is my only recent encounter with the disc also.

Topside is a thumpin’ R&B blaster - the flipside is a recognized Belgium “Popcorn” spin. Amazingly both sides better known in Europe than Detroit with it appearing on British compiled label listings.

We could hardly validate it’s obscurity any more than the above ponderings does…

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Z. Z. Hill

Make Me Yours C/w What Am I Living For

Not too often do you, encounter a British example of a USA Soul release, released as a 45 in the UK, that never got a 45 issue in the USA, in fact not very often at all.

If the true circumstances were known, I’m presuming Dave Godin’s passionate public analysis of Bettye Swann’s original 1967 CBS release, caught the attention of someone at B&C Records and they decided it may be a good idea to lift it off the Action 6004 album release. They certainly believed in the song, as it was released as an “A” side.

Like many other inspired releases driven by enthusiasm, this 45 again fell on “stoney ground” selling only very meager amounts, but became a much talked about different version, over the following decades. That is until this century when quite a few DJ’s including myself, Nige Brown etc. have added to their DJ boxes.

In a club, volume up… Z.Z.’s life-torn vocal is the perfect for the poignant lyrics Bettye wrote as a teenager. A young girl’s yearnings, turned onto their head by the gravelly, nicotine coated, whiskey washed, proper-Soul-man voice.

WHAT A TUNE! UK ONLY! and still in my DJ box and I’m betting Mr. Brown’s too.. A tune you can play anywhere, any time - heads will turn, some will peer onto the turntables but nobody will ever leave the floor..that’s fa’sure.

Condition is mirror-like…

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H. B. Barnum

Lonely Drifter (2.47)

UNISSUED MOTOWN Acetate

No it is not cue-burn on the intro but H. B. Barnum adding convincing seashore & seagull sound affects as he transforms Eddie Levert & Walter Williams 1963 O’Jays Imperial outing, that was also guided by the magnificent hand of H.B. into a 1968 2.47 minute improved remake.

Vocally immense with a matching production, just as you’d expect from an H. B. session, as he captures Motown Sound completely. This NS dancer also achieved a shorten but fine 2.27 minute release credited to Gene Diamond on Mothers 1302 released the same year.

A unique piece 20 second longer take; and one that will certainly appeal not only to the Motown completer but also to those many of you DJs and collectors seeking the one-offs that these irresistible 60s Motown 10”ers from the vaults offer.

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Tyree Glenn Jr., & The Fabulous Imperials

Yesterday

Only 300 ever press back in 1964 of this Tyree Glenn Jr., session. The son of the esteemed Jazz musician Tyree Glenn left college in Ohio and went on a 4 year tour. Which took him and “The Imperials” to New York..where Little Anthony’s backing boys politely told him the change the group name.. Tyree obliged by putting “The Fabulous..” in front and cut this, their only 45 release.

His partners on stage, Wayne & Tony Bartlett wrote and sang lead on the respective sides! The earthy deep vocal of Wayne on the A-side purrs like a Big Cat ready to strike, as he stealthily glides through the brass-filled arrangement, bridged by a wild sax-break…

A long-standing cult 45 for both the Northern Soul academics and the Belgium “Popcorn” scholars. Very rarely seen for sale.. but only 300 leaving the factory in 1964..frankly I’m amazed we are able to offer this copy..

Which is in flawless condition..

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Vala Reegan & The Valarons

Fireman C/w Living In The Past

It is completely by coincidence that this week we are applauding the expertise of the East Coast music makers. Already giving Teddy Randazzo a standing ovation we are now confronted with an even more successful New Yorker who ripped the pop-charts apart and long the way also provided some superior Northern Soul offerings.

Bob Crewe and team were behind this crafting of the girl-sound with the mysterious one 45 only Vala Reegan & Her Valarons. This session handed over to Bob’s teammate Herb Bernstein, no stranger delivering the girl-group Northern Soul sound.

This 45 a classic tune on the A-side “Fireman” but in recent times it’s the flipside that has jumped to the fore. “Living In The Past” is an absolutely sublime 1966 mid-tempo groove, that Barbara Banks covered on Veep.

Contrasting but compelling double-helping of Northern Soul, with the topside an impressive upbeat NS dancer that has enjoy Club-turntable spins since it’s seldom seen 1966 UK birth.

Flip it over for a different encounter as the partnership of Herb Bernstein & Bob Crewe carve out a piece of mid-tempo Heaven. Smooth, sultry and totally on the money for today’s changing NS scene.

Condition, the deciding factor of it’s inclusion in the auction - is FLAWLESS in original company sleeve, two spotless promo labels and vinyl that reveals no signs of handling whatsoever.

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Leroy Ace Miller

I Really Need Some Lovin Tonight

You were a busy man Mr. Miller..

From his base in Macon, “Ace” crafted fine innovative D.I.Y. Soul/Boogie/ Sweet recordings. All his releases were understandably very, very limited presses and are currently catching the attention of the Web-foragers seeking the obscure and overlooked.

So check out this colourful release and the gifted Leroy Miller.

We lead with an on your knees down beat soul plea, which builds up into something much better than you’d expect for an autonomous production; as “Ace” adds some inspired extras like the hauntingly soaring girl-group interventions, up-changes of intensity in the vocals affixed to a swirling synth.

Flip it to find Mr. Miller in dance-mood that will please the “Boogie” fans amongst you - as he belts out 80s dance. Upbeat, potent and relentless Boogie..

He is a guy to check out, as awareness of his work slowly grows…

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Newbeats

Crying My Heart Out

From the Golden Days of Wigan Casino a NS CLASSIC in it’s most desirable and least seen form - a summer of 1966 British DEMO!

Shreveport, Louisiana trio who hit the big time with their Four Seasons styled performance with “Bread and Butter” but also broke through big into the British 60s all-night Club scene with the iconic “Run, Baby Run” a formative recording that hooked so many teenagers into a life of 60s “Soul” dance, through it’s Youth Club exposure of the early 70s on the back of Twisted Wheel anthem status through the 60s.

But before you today is pure-distilled Wigan Casino anthem and the certainly for me The Newbeats most-stimulating recording.

Immaculate condition still snoozing in it’s birth-sleeve…

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Wilson Love

(the Money Song) Funny Money

From the fertile streets of Oakland, California comes the spring of 1970 Northern Soul crossover delight!

It is the same team that covered The Mylestones NS instrumental classic “The Joker” on Way Out Records, Bay Area “Natural Soul Band” guided by the prolific Jesse Mason. Mason takes a more subtle approach to their music this time, with a thoroughly classy soulful stroller.

The mysterious “one” recording only Mr. Wilson Love, displays such “cool” with his throaty cultured vocal, woven into a well endowed horn arrangement all served up at a most-refreshing pace.

This just floats from start to finish, little wonder over the years this rarity has graced the highly discriminating turntables of Soul Essence, Just Soul, The Orwell etc. where only the pinnacle of our music has the opportunity of an airing.

Like a returning lover, it’s been a long time since I’ve encountered this beauty, and it sounds even better than the first time I feel in completely in love with it..

Virgin “Unplayed” cocooned in it’s birth-sleeve until we lifted the impressive soundfile.

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Jackie Shane

In My Tenement

This weeks mid-price NS offering comes from studio of Henry “Juggy” Murray; one of New York’s hardest working music-men, again “Juggy” delivers the East Coast big production, with this, the original version of Bobby Scott & Artie Resnick’s much recorded song.

This Latin spiced, trumpet propelled Northern Soul chugger ripples with all those delicious Big Apple influences. Backing is littered with relentless girl chatterings, soaring brass elevating a “feminine” male vocal, that fits the atmosphere perfectly.

The hardest aspect of capturing this 45 - is condition - so often witnessed suffering from surface marks and label defacing.

This copy is a beauty, tiny BB drill being it’s only flaw.

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Twisted Wheel Flyers

Summer Attractions & Special Door Price Flyers

If you lived at 18 Empire Road, Burton On Trent in the summer of 1969, you would not be thinking “Beer” at the weekend, after this envelope dropped through your letterbox.

An invitation to spend your Saturday nights on Whitworth Street, Manchester. A MOD oasis within the mediocrity of the British music scene, as the management and the DJ’s endeavored to offer the very finest in USA & British R&B / Soul acts and recordings.

Summertime for THE MODS meant the seaside and running battles with Rockers or Greasers as their name had been recently adjusted to. So the country’s primary all nite club did a special offer of 10 shillings on the door. What a bargain to see the likes of Jamo Thomas, Jimmy Ruffin, The Crystals, The Ronnettes or maybe James & Bobby Purify would attract?

Before you are Summer Attractions & Special Door Price flyers in the same condition as Mr. J. Watson viewed them way back in June 1969.

Authentic original Northern Soul club memorabilia has never been more sought-after - to acquire in this level of condition and still retaining the original franked envelope it was mailed in…is the pinnacle Northern Soul archiving .

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Mickey & The Soul Generation

Southern Fried Funk Part 1 & 2

Independent 70s FUNK instrumentals do not get richer than this “kitchen-sink” production.

George Salas’s creation of “Southern Fried Funk” is full to overflowing with a maelstrom of horns, fabulous talented guitar picking, restrained and perfectly pitched keyboard work; all decorated by an insanely intrusive saxophonist. Iced to perfection when that guitarist twangy punctuations hit at exactly the right times.

As rare urban-FUNK goes this gathering have served up some real killers, this example being no exception, to the high standard these guys work to…

Strong, relentless stuff from a band of highly gifted musicians.

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Johnnie Taylor

The Roots Of

Astonishing condition!

Highly desirable 1969 UK release on one of the world’s most collectable labels. Dave Godin’s vehicle for soul music in the UK has over the decades become legendary. This Album showcases the incredible vocal-power of a Soul Great, covering Johnnie Taylor early years on Sam Cooke’s SAR label.

Today this rarity is rightly considered a real prize, but in this perfect condition it’s a real British trophy piece..

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Blues & Soul

Issue 7 April 1969

The formative years of the World’s greatest ever window into Soul Music.

This rare # 7 issue from 7th. April 1969 cover some this the decades most important artists.

Marvin Gaye + Bio James Carr + Bio Van Dykes + Bio

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Ronald James Presents The Symphonics

Ohh Wee, Thank You For Choosing C/w Symphoinic Strut

I do like those seldom heard record collecting phrases…

“Wow! I’ve Never Seen This Record Before!”

Especially when it’s me, muttering it under my breath, as my white blood cells hurriedly oscillate around my arteries….Well, I never have!

Never, in all my days has this 45 passed through my hands .. seriously RARE! North Carolina urban D.I.Y. Sweet Soul rippling with all those naive ingredients that charm so much, when encountering these hopeful meetings; with the end product never receiving airplay, only reaching family members and friends.

This is street -evel Sweet Soul as rare as it can possibly get, practiced and perfected on the street corners of Greenboro, N.C. and somehow today landing on my desk in the middle of England.

As so often happens with these limited singular recording the group wisely recorded a totally different genre on the flipside. If you into rare-breaks / funk etc do check out he equally unsophisticated instrumental on the flip..

The genuinely RARE, don’t you just love them…

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Garnett Mimms And The Senate

As Long As I Have You

Recorded in the UK during Garnett’s Club & University tour of England in 1966. There is no USA release for this 45, this session was supported by Garnett’s tour backing band, British “MOD” group The Senate.

Listen as this furious recording captures the very essence of the MOD era, as New York Soul collides with British Psyche …and what a result!

Bob Elgin & Jerry Ragovoy’s composition lifts the roof off, as British producers Derek Lawrence & Dave Paramor (Simon Dupree fame) rachet up the session with blaring-brass and wild drumming…wisely holding back the MODS preferred instrument “The Hammond” until 1/2 way through, but when that fires up all hell breaks lose!

This is so damn powerful..just listening, leaves you breathless..

Before you today is a flawless 1967 British Green & White DEMO hugging it’s birth-sleeve. 

Irresistible..

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Willie Hooks

Am I The Man C/w The Place Around The Bend

This weeks RARE and very compelling Northern Soul R&B listing is something rather special we think!

In Los Angeles autumn of 1965 Wallace Petty & Willie Hooks were getting to grips with two persuasive street-level dance tunes, instantaneous dance grooves. Topside displays Willie’s controlled Bluesy-growl rides a piano arranged that is suddenly elevated into specialdom by a studio of howling horns!

This is mid-60s R&B dance, not only at it’s most convincing but also at it insanely rarest!

So what does the flip hold for us… the same pianist rattles out the intro as Mr. Hooks calms somewhat but still thumps it out his urban enthusiasm with that whiskey-worn vocal..

Two great sides - with the lead side carry massive potential for the R&B DJ seeking the ultimate rarities.

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Sherry Satins

Don't Let Him Catch You Crying C/w Little Girl Sad

Girl group collectors they don’t come any rare - than this Northern Soul bomb

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Jade

Boodi Shakes Money

Ground level FUNK!

Seldom comes to market

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Enchantments

I'm Falling In Love With Your Daughter Part 1 & 2

Condition, Condition, Condition!

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Fred Johnson

I Feel The Soul C/w Don't Leave Me (i Was Wrong)

Crazed Chicago Northern Soul and so darn RARE!

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Brenda Holloway

Just Look What You've Done

An utterly perfect DEMO embracing it’s birth-sleeve..

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