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Choker Campbell's Big Band

Mickey's Monkey / Pride And Joy

The allure of the British EMI Red & White 60’s DEMO could not be any more seductive than this shimmering offering.

Even as the TMG 517 release stock copy, this 45 sits perched near the summit of the most challenging TMG’s to capture, but this super-clean Red & White Demo is seated on a much higher plane.

Without question one of the least seen, most sought after 45’s in this crucial part of British 45 collecting. Condition is sublime…

So listen to Motown’s most experience member, who became Band leader, conductor of the Motown Sound at it’s peak. This is this great man’s only British single release, in all it’s glory. 

Stunning..

Current bid: £ 70.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 3 days

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Bid on Mickey's Monkey / Pride And Joy

Barbara Mcnair

You're Gonna Love My Baby

Got The Record - Bought The Tee Shirt?

The ruling was clear when this exclusive Tee Shirt became available, the buy it you had to prove beyond all reasonable doubt that you did actually own TMG 544 Red & White DEMO!

Before you today is that most highly sought of all British Tamla Motown Red & White along with the Tee Shirt the owner so proudly pulled over his head at a “Soul Essence” weekender, so many years ago. It did that weekend cause quite a stir, sparking a brief trend for copy-cat shirts for other rare records “owners club” but none ever compared with this Red & White vision.

The original, the first and still the most-authentic tongue-in-cheek way of vinyl-swanking.

The 45 itself, requires no introduction whatsoever, it is after-all a Northern Soul anthem and has been for literally decades.

Both labels, as you can see are clean, both vinyl reveal only the mildest signs of handling and plays flawless.

It’s time to join this exclusive club, remembering it’s not gonna cost you £350,000,000 million a day.. and you will be able to make all your own decisions about your future…

a good time to invest in vinyl…especially beautiful and timeless vinyl..

Current bid: £ 513.00

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£ 526.00
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£ 513.00

Bid on You're Gonna Love My Baby

George Jackson

I Don't Need You No More / Talking About The Love I Have For You

I’m sitting here in a warm-pool of pure-satisfaction.

After immersing myself in one of the finest pieces of Soul Music I’ve ever experienced; now on my fifth drop of the stylus in a row, and I’m not ashamed to say, I’m emotionally drained.

Here’s a debut listing for Raresoulman Auctions, you’ve most probably you’ve not heard before, so click the sound-file to hear why I’m so loose-jawed and glowing inside this morning.

This song has just reaffirmed why I first fell in love with Soul Music, that so often in the past has ignited mood-changing moment, as this George Jackson masterpiece has just done..

An awestruck Manship signs off.. after just flipping this 45 over for an almost of compelling flipside..

Current bid: £ 41.00

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Bid on I Don't Need You No More / Talking About The Love I Have For You

Darlene Love

Wait 'til My Bobby Gets Home

the ultimate Girl EP ever issued in Britain. The 1963 Phil Spector sessions with the gorgeous Darlene Love demonstrating why this lady is still considered the “Darling” of the early 60’s Girl-Sound.

Current bid: £ 34.00

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Eddie Kool

I Look In The Mirror / Where There's A Will There's A Way

Eddie Williams with one of his label RAREST discs, offering on the money Northern Soul not just once but an impressive twice over.

“Can’t Be Still” when tune of this brawny presence take to the air, this is street level distilled Northern Soul without even a mere hint of a commercial note throughout both sides of this “impossible” 45.

Current bid: £ 13.00

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Bid on I Look In The Mirror / Where There's A Will There's A Way

Bobby Bland

Ain't Nothing You Can Do

You are of course looking at one of England RAREST Soul/R&B albums.

BOBBY BLUE BLAND’S debut Album in Britain

What you cannot see is the sparkling flawless surfaces of the vinyl, at least Mint minus, not even a speck or m,erest blemish to spoil the reflective vinyl-vista, all housed in it’s original poly-lined inner.

Both labels are perfect. The fully laminated cover has very mild cellotape residue at the right-hand opening (see scan). Due to the habit of the sterile-seeking album fanatic of protecting the opening against wear & tear. The only flaw of in the whole of the mighty rare package is a light crease top right corner.

The back cover makes for enthralling reading as from every corner of America the music industry quotes unanimously rave about Bobby Blue and his outrageous talents to deliver R&B, The Blues and Soul with emotion few have ever compared to.

Rare Album, more importantly a Very Rare MAN!

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Temptations

It's Growing / What Love Has Joined Together

A lure of the TMG Red & White does not fade as the year roll by. In fact it only gets more tempting, especially if, like this offering the Promo is in flawless condition.

Not a mark, not a blemish as clear and clean as a Mint minus could ever be. No need to ever seek and upgrade if you become the lucky owner of this, the Temps 1st release for the then newly launched British Tamla Motown label.

Current bid: £ 91.00

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Bid on It's Growing / What Love Has Joined Together

Bottom & Company

Gonna Find A True L I F E

In my humble opinion the best version of what is a truly heartstoppin’ tune!

But look closely not only you DJ & Collectors of truly remarkable 70s dance tunes.

Current bid: £ 191.00

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Jerry Warren

I Really Love You

So very highly prized and only seldon-seen as the 12” rarity - but as a 7” it was thought NOT to exist, but here it is!

Collecting 80s Soulful dance does not get any more challenging than this. Here before you is a 7” 45 in a picture sleeve, dispelling any lingering doubts of it’s existence!

Relax and absorb a deliciously constructed Detroit Soulful dance, just dripping in Class. It’s all there, the aching, pleading, beseeching on-his-knees vocal, cradled by the velour of sweet girl choruses, swirling strings, subtle horns..reaching right into you emotional being. That would be enough to send you diving for the bid button…

but then as your completely overwhelmed by it’s subtlety, a trumpet solo takes to the air, leaving you lose-jawed and breathless..

So an utterly and decidedly-delicious-Soulful-Stepper from another league, carrying with it, an unparalleled rarity pedigree of NOT EXISTING!

This is the zenith of Modern Soul 45 collecting…

Current bid: £ 324.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 324.00

Bid on I Really Love You

Gregg Jackson

One For The Road

One of the most wished-for Private press Soul albums on the Planet Earth. The sublime Gregg Jackson D.I.Y. Rhode Island project that gave the discerning Modern Soul DJ a last record anthem for what seems to be decades… and gave the serious Soul collector anxiety attacks trying to locate a copy.

oh such a so very delicious Modern Soul Massage of the ears. The quality belies it’s roots from small-town Rhode Island, sounding much more like a no expense spared major label creation, with the “Strike Force Band” backing Gregg Jackson’s well-oaked Chardonnay vocal with a tasting of sexy-sax subtly stroked synth and a divine girl-vocal-group backing adding another exquisite layer to this dreamy Soul-Stepper.

Click away and reveal the depth of quality those DJ’s who dig past the obvious offerings, to pleasured their audience with down sarf..

SUBLIME!

Current bid: £ 200.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 3 days

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Eugene Evans

One Hurt / Lonely Man

Beyond RARE Deep Soul!

The little known Eugene Evans turns in an heart-stopping performance of despair, tortured pain transmitted from deep, deep within. HIs wounded voice reaching for hope and the studio girl drive home his misery with piercing choruses.

Amazingly this purveyor of pain, only released two singles, four recordings, three of which are considered Deep Soul Grails. Clearly the two listed here not only epitomize the Deep Soul genre, but push the envelope of the Soul Ballad far beyond what most Soul artists are capable of projecting..

Real Pain delivered by a mysterious artist very little is known about, other than this guy was at the very top of his game, in those Hollywood studios way back in 1967.

Deep Soul cannot possibly get any more exceptional than this…unsurpassable experience.

Current bid: £ 12.00

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Bid on One Hurt / Lonely Man

Cairos

Don't Fight It / Stop Overlooking Me

SHRINE TIME!!

No once but TWICE over, as Shrine release # 111 gives you the best of both worlds, with both sides giving up inspired vocal-group Northern Soul dance, at it’s very BEST!

The very pinnacle of Northern Soul sits before you, not only to admire it’s head-turning gorgeousness, but also to remind yourself why this independent Washington D.C. purveyor of neighborhood 60’s Soul, has for decades been considered the loftiest of 45’s to own.

Stop, Look and listen to a feast of why we have all dedicate ourselves to Northern Soul vinyl!

This copy has fine clean, fully adhered labels, a couple of minuscule label blemishes (see scans), the two vinyls are clean and as you can hear both sides play superbly. There are a few mild surface hairlines, sleeve contact blemishes but nothing deeper than a “brush” and certainly none reacting with the stylus.

For a Top-SHRINE, a notoriously “pre-loved” 45 series, this copy is a real-nice example of the Planet’s most-wanted!

Current bid: £ 2,016.00

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Milestones And Littler Leroy

The Joker

There are Northern Soul Anthems, and then again there are NORTHERN SOUL ANTHEMS!!!!

Current bid: £ 13.00

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John E. Paul

I Wanna Know

Does collecting British Northern Soul recording get any more challenging than owning this Monster, as a DEMO in pristine condition, we think not.

Starting life as a flipside, this beyond rare 1967 Johnny Harris inspired perfect Northern Soul stomper, rose through the year of Wigan Casino action to become an anthem that ignited Decca in the hot summer of 1976 to reissue it on the same release # 12685. But who’s ever gonna settle with the ownership of a 9 years younger pretender. Not many dedicated followers of the sound..

Here is the real-deal 1967 DEMO that the whole of this island’s population warmed to when a TV advert adopted it as a theme tune.

Stomping Northern Soul from a Liverpudlian guided by one of the greatest studio men of the 60’s, Johnny Harris was a man behind so many “Brit-Soul” creations that served the Northern Soul scene over he decades..

but it has to be said that this brass-barrage driving a snarling enthusiastic vocalist his by far his best!

Current bid: £ 123.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 3 days

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Tobi Legend / Montclairs

Time Will Pass You By / Hung Up On Your Love

Record Day TEST PRESS one of only FIVE ever made with the other Four now safety tucked away in privileged in house executives.

One of only 5 test-pressings made originally for the Record Store Day release for the soundtrack to the iconic British film, “Northern Soul”. As the test-pressings arrived in the UK, so did the decline of the provisional licence from Sony Music for Tobi Legend’s “Time Will Pass You By” due to ‘contractual reasons’. Disaster was averted by Demon Music swiftly being able to licence James Fountain’s “Seven Day Lover” from William Bell’s Wilbe Productions for the eventual Record Store Day release which made the shops.

This NEVER make it past the record company and, in all likelihood, will probably never be available for auction again. After all, who wouldn’t want to own the rarest-ever pressing of such an iconic and historic Northern Soul anthem in 100% mint un-played condition still in the original factor. We know that 2 copies are certainly held in the private collections of the record execs involved at the time and that the other two are most likely still with the film-makers. This is the last of the 5 which was rescued in February 2015 as Demon were clearing their offices for a move and naturally it eventually made its way here, as most iconic pieces of history eventually do!

This item comes complete with the original pressing plant plastic sleeve and sticker documentation as pictured. Take a good look as this will probably be the last time you’ll ever see one”!

 

Current bid: £ 17.00

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Bid on Time Will Pass You By / Hung Up On Your Love

Freddie Williams

I've Got To Live While I Can / Heart Can You Hear Me

An high-octane version Jimmy Holiday’s LP only composition.

The very essence of the Northern Soul stomper definition!

One of three highly regarded releases Freddie had through “King” distributed Hollywood label, this one being by far and way the most-wanted.

As the very first drum roll collides with the blasting brass, you know you’re in for an out-of-control journey to the dancefloor as it’s potent defiance nearly knock you over, as every person in the room pitches into this relentless juggernaut.

A crazed drummer smashes out the beat, whilst a full male-group harmony assistance to carry Freddie’s growling vocal, honkin’ Horn and a wrist-weary bass guitar player slaps out the rhythm.

TOTAL NORTHERN SOUL that has never been bootlegged or re-issued, and quite frankly I find that surprising as this is one of the most compelling NS Stompers ever committed to vinyl!

Condition could not be finer!

Not forgetting in the midst of stomping perfection - do not overlook the Deep Soul vocal-group masterpiece hidden on the flipside!

Current bid: £ 250.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 3 days

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£ 262.00
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£ 250.00

Bid on I've Got To Live While I Can / Heart Can You Hear Me

Young Mods

To Say I Love Her / We Can Make It

The pinnacle Sweet Soul Harmony from the streets of Dayton Ohio.

Perhaps One of USA’s smaller cities, but one with an enviable reputation among Soul aficionados for some spectacular indie-Soul production and a wealth of seriously rare 45s.

We lead with a tight, rich harmony stroller drenched in flawless vocal knitting together immaculately. Every single voice projecting Soulful emotion.. a sweet Soul experience from the very top-drawer.

Flip it over for a slight quickening of pace and even more polished voices deliver a Soulful-Stepper with few rivals. It did leave me wondering why I’ve never heard this beauty played out at the venues that immerse themselves in this high standard of Soul.

Soul Essence, Carib Soul, Newark Feed Your Soul, etc. this disc would be a foolproof drop.. I can visualize the stumblings of enthusiasm to get to that turntable first to force a ….REWIND!

Top Quality Tune..which ever side you spin..

Very Rare of course..

but in impeccable hardly played condition..beyond RARE!

Current bid: £ 75.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 75.00

Bid on To Say I Love Her / We Can Make It

Buster & Eddie C/w Googie Rene

Can't Be Still + Smokey Joe's La La & The Chiller

In house 4 track Studio acetate with some impressive choices..

The standout track is of course the urgently wanted “Buster & Eddie - Can’t Be Still ” - a grinding slab of Northern Soul, an earthmoving bulldozer of a tune!

Back in the day this relentless testament to the NS style was only thought to have been pressed as a PROMO copy; until two intrepid Englishmen on a buying trip to Los Angeles happened upon a stunning 100 count box, full of kissable pink-7“‘ers…

You would have thought an influx of 100 minters would have diminished it’s value or at least put the tune into snooze mode.. but no they were snaffled up by those always vinyl-famished Northern Soul Brits.. from 3 known copies those captivating pinks gave this relentless stomper, a surging new lease of life..

Within a comparatively short time the Stock copies were changing hands for exactly the same price and today is one of those discs just nobody wants to part with.

Checking out the eclectic mix of the other 3.

We have haunting Popcorn, in the form of the near impossible to find Class recording “The Chiller”; followed by a Twisted Wheel anthem in the form of “Smokey Joe’s La La” .. With the weird and wonderful “Suez Channel” which would have made you giggle but has nothing to do with Soul whatsoever, so we didn’t want to make you suffer, Americans doing a ear-aching”Cockney” accent..

Instead, you can fully concentrate on cornering a huge revival tune of the day, in perhaps a totally unique format.

Click the soundfile we guarantee “You won’t be able to stay still”to any of the three goodies we have recorded for you.

Current bid: £ 13.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 3 days

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Bid on Can't Be Still + Smokey Joe's La La & The Chiller

F. J. Jones

Put It On The Line Girl / Dirty Man, Dirty Ole Man

Certainly label art at most noticable, but this very rare Los Angeles Northern Soul recording is so much more than just a pretty face in perfect condition. It’s hard & gritty Northern Soul.

A whirling Hammond and blaring set up the backing for Frank Jones to attack with a curled up lip and convincing attitude. A snarling delivery on this D.I.Y. 60s session is soothed a little by a shrill girl-group gathering. But still resulting a hard hitting gravel based dancer, no matter how hard those girl try and make it smoother.

The flip side which Philospectrum led with is again and Northern Soul dance offering, with only the “Dirty Man” lyrics stopping that side being every note as good.

a RARE 45, in utterly perfect condition

Current bid: £ 113.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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Bid on Put It On The Line Girl / Dirty Man, Dirty Ole Man

Ron Holden

I'll Forgive And Forget / I Tried

A whisker from appearing at Christmas in the “Manship Mints” auction, just a couple too many mild sleeve brush blemishes from it’s life-sentence to the Challenge sleeve, just tipped it towards Mint minus. With those perfect labels, inside that eye-popping cover, so very nearly dragging back into our festive season display of MInts!

Besides it’s obvious alluring beauty, this only occasionally seen Northern Soul dancer was a simultaneous Wigan Casino, Cleethorpes Pier & Yate dancefloor crammer. That has to be over-ready for a NS rival, as when I just dropped the needle on it, I was catapulted back on a wave of euphoric-recall of it thumping Big production ringing in my ears, as the North Sea waves tested the sound-system.

But what really surprised me, was the fact we all overlooked the Jerry Fuller artistry on the flipside as Ron Holden glides through a big n’ bold production with out pause.. a hidden BEAST BALLAD HEAVEN candidate, crying out for attention.

Memorable, motivational Northern Soul in Tip-Top condition.

Current bid: £ 99.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 3 days

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Bid on I'll Forgive And Forget / I Tried

Danny Monday

Baby, Without You / Good Taste Of Love

3 years earlier than when that truly explosive “Lolly Vasquez” who in the late 60’s formed “Redbone” along with JIm Ford wrote one of the timeless Northern Soul anthems, that so very few collectors own as an authentic original!

So insanely elusive is this 1966 Los Angeles creation, we can honestly state we have only encountered 3 examples this Promo this century two of which had stained labels. and as an authentic STOCK original press, we have never seen, ever.

One reason why today “Danny Monday” still fires the imagination, firstly catapulting you back to 1976 when this stomper was at it very peak, and then reigniting those urges for ownership.

Most everyone reading this will have a vivid memory of when they first heard it played. My memory could well be different from most, as it was a rare visiting to Cleethorpes Winter Gardens turntables that gave me “vinyl whiplash” with an unforgettable “debut guest session” by West Midland DJ legend “Pep”.

What a drop that was too, no other North Sea Jock had a copy at the time, but the floor immediately erupted on this instants driving notes of the intro.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL from the very first drum-roll and horn-blow, it takes off on a relentless course of dance-floor destruction to the very last Danny Monday groan…

….it is also worth checking out the flipside, a growling mid-tempo with all right NS ingredients.

For those of you who’ve guessed, wondered, surmised at the true identity of this single release artists real identity..

may my guess be, the brothers written “Pat Vasquez” ..?

This is Northern Soul Classic vinyl collecting at it’s most satisfying 

Current bid: £ 834.00

Time remaining: Approx. 1 week 3 days

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Bid on Baby, Without You / Good Taste Of Love

Cautions

No Other Way / Poor Loser

SHRINE TIME!

But this time this SHRINE is MINT UNPLAYED still housed in the very sleeve the Shrine office staff popped it into after manually applying those iconic labels.

You will never witness a more precious copy!

Heart-stopping vocal group Northern Soul on once side - crucifying Swet Soul strroller on the other.

NOTE the double sound file is an old one lifted of a previous listing. Leaving this offering a staggering UNPLAYED VIRGIN copy.

How many times in a lifetime do you get the opportunity to “deflower” a Shrine 45?

Current bid: £ 189.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 203.00
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£ 189.00

Bid on No Other Way / Poor Loser

Barbara Mcnair

You're Gonna Love My Baby

Some records are so pleasing to the eye, you could kiss them!

West Coast Map design PROMO copy of an all time Hall-Of-Famer!

Current bid: £ 88.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 99.00
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£ 88.00

Bid on You're Gonna Love My Baby

Debbie Dean

Stay My Love / Why Am I Loving You Baby

One of the hideously RARE Motown 45’s, that has eluded even the most complete Motown / Northern Soul collections.

You just never see this startling STOCK copy for sale.

What a stunning vinyl-vista this truly RARE 45 makes, but let us also consider other than it’s effect on the collectors eye. Let’s talk about quality of the music that lay in the grooves.

“”Stay My Love” has long been billed as, by Motown & Northern Soul scholars alike, a strong candidate as one of Motown’s least heard or seen flipsides that offers up total Northern Soul. The vast majority of the PROMO copies only carry the Simon Soussan 1973 rave “Why Am I Loving You Baby” with the same song each side. A few, and it is only a few PROMO copies do have “Stay My Love” on the flipside, that is mostly how the Northern Soul collectors became familiar with this stand-out tune.

But as the STOCK copy, which obviously always offers two both sides, it is a Northern Soul / Motown dance feast revealing Debbie Dean belying her roots, delivering Motown Soul at it’s most convincing, twice over.

Now here comes the real important part for this rare listing

This gorgeous thing is absolutely MINT!

We can say with total confidence, we will never encounter a more perfect copy of what is already a very hard 45 to find.

Beautiful perfection, offering TWO Killer girl dance cuts…with proud ownership awaiting the most discerning collectors.

Current bid: £ 90.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 101.00
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£ 90.00

Bid on Stay My Love / Why Am I Loving You Baby

Patti Williams

I'm Doing The Best That I Can

A stand-out tune suffering from not being in the right hands at the right time. It’s own scarcity thus far, keeping it sadly underplayed.

Because this elusive disc ripples and shudders with everything a surefire Northern Soul hit requires; not just to take-off as a dancefloor igniter but also saturated in the obvious potential to grow into an expensive, vigorously hunted piece of vinyl.

Strong words?

Take a listen and prepare yourself for an uplifting George Semper experience as he guides this California production from one peak to another, with Patti riding the vibrant session, raising the tempo and pitch of her vocal as the song reaches it’s glorious crescendo.

This is better than good-stuff.. it’s a much-talked about sleeper, that for those who scratch below the surface, has been tipped for decades as a “monster-in-waiting”.

Well I think we’ve waited far too long.. so spy the label & sleeve display, click the soundfile and resist ownership if you can…

TOTALLY IRRESISTIBLE 

Current bid: £ 82.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 1.00
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£ 11.00
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£ 93.00
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£ 82.00

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Gene Chandler

Mr. Big Shot / I Hate To Be The One To Say

The Boys from SHRINE give up not one but two stomping Northern Soul joys for “The Duke”.

As Washington D.C. collides with Chicago for 3rd time in successive releases the gifted pairing of the Enjoyables member Maxx Karl Kidd & Ciaros member Keni Lewis craft two Northern Soul killers for Windy City’s “Main-Man” to get his teeth into.

This gymnastic inducing Wigan Casino classic, is today presented in it’s most desirable format, a clean labelled WHITE PROMO.

Vinyl on the “Big Shot” side is visually Mint - and plays exactly that. The flip side play surface inspection reveals a few very mild blemishes but plays Mint minus also, visually a clean Ex.

So click away for soundfile lift-off, then find yourself a little space for a backdrop and a spin in the kitchen, whilst enjoying Northern Soul at it’s most convincing, conceived when two major USA City’s musical influences fuse!

Current bid: £ 144.00

Time remaining: Approx. 3 days 12 hours

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£ 1.00
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£ 11.00
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£ 155.00
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£ 144.00

Bid on Mr. Big Shot / I Hate To Be The One To Say

Bessie Banks

Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come

The great Bessie Banks with her finest most-wanted 70’s Soulful Dance 45.

Current bid: £ 13.00

Time remaining: Approx. 2 weeks 3 days

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£ 1.00
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£ 12.00
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£ 25.00
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Bid on Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come

Bill Wright

You Got A Spell On Me /you're The Only Thing I've Got Going For Me

TRAGAR now here’s a label to reckon with, right up there with the Thelma’s, Shrine’s, Delphi’s of the Northern soul collecting world as being consistent in providing the collectors of Rare Soul with a sequence of stand-out rarities.

Jesse Jones’s Atlanta, Georgia based dedicated to Soul label again gives us an essential Rare-Soul treasure to chase.

Stand back, deep breath and prepare yourself for relentless kicking by a snarling session reminiscent of the great Herman Hitson recording. Bill Wright emulates Herman H. serving you with exhilarating Northern Soul driven but powerful enthusiasm from the lead vocal and the just as involved backing team.

VERY RARE Northern Soul with the added bonus of an exquisitely tortured Deep Soul flipside.

Then you check out the contributors to this double-serving of Soul and Richard Marks, Bill Wright & Hoseau Burch feature in the writing credit of both sides. All is explained, top-drawer Georgia street-level neighborhood Soul that does what I thought impossible - to match up to a Herman Hitson mike-attack, you just don’t encounter to often.

SOME TUNE THIS IS!

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Marionettes

Pick Up Your Feet

Into really obscure British release Northern Soul 45s?

If so, check out this extraordinarily Rare 1965 English creation for a rather pleasant encounter with girl-group Brit-Soul. From a gathering of ladies that gave the UK collector a number of discs to hunt down.

with a penchant for a Soul tune, it’s not surprising to hear this is were a young Katie Kissoon cut her teeth, on cover versions of “Under The Boardwalk” or the highly regarded take on “Like A Man”

But before you today is no cover version, or indeed a record that ever comes to market, it is by far the rarest of the group’s three non-hit 45s for Parlophone and ironically their best offering for the Brit-dedicated Northern Soul collector.

So take a listen to these British hopefuls once tutored by Marty Wilde and wonder why this accomplished team never made an impact with their recordings, that frankly epitomize the MOD era of the mid 60s.

This listing, we feel will a appeal to those lifelong British afficandos who thought they owned most 60s UK creations already…

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Ronnie Forte

That Was Whiskey Talkin' / Nervous Breakdown

Northern Soul “Pier” Anthem, currently hard on the comeback trail..remembering the “Nervous Breakdown” side, never featured on that horrid quality bootleg and the “Whiskey Talkin’” sound reproduction suffering from “couldn’t give-a-shit” mastering, makes this original the only form a DJ could unashamedly spin it from.

It was in fact the “Nervous Breakdown” side I first dropped the needle on at Cleethorpes, but this two-for-the-price-of-one Northern Soul double-helping quickly emerged with “Whiskey Talklin’” being the dancers favourite.

I have been accused by those who never attended the East Coast Temple of Tunes as being “Cleethorpes” bias..

..guilty as charged M’Lord

When we all witnessed that hulk of a Pier, wobble under the vibration of 1000’s of dedicated to dance feet and the reverberating synchronised handclaps..at temperatures nearing 100 degrees.. “bias” sorta becomes ingrained..

Halcyon Nights and this thunderous discovery did for a while, set it apart from other All-Niters of the era…

A now, much-wanted, gratefully received classic.. making a powerful return..

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S. T. Man & The New Clear Reaction

We Gotta Social Problem

A record so very rare…this 45 is “Ungooglable”

Unknown San Francisco “Boogie” dancer from saxophonist Stan Frank and team, who serve up a most unusual Funk-peppered 80s dancer. That will surely catch the attention of those European “Boogie” DJ’s seeking an exclusive spin.

Meaty, synth-driven production, enriched by girl-group choruses and deep male vocal interruptions as the lead vocal twists and turns through a jerking arrangement, as the tunes dives headlong towards the talented Stan Frank’s saxophone injection.

Very strong “Boogie” dancer and just totally so RARE, we can find out little or nothing about it!

It don’t get no obscurer than this over 30 year old new kid on the block.

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Peter Elliott

The Devil's Workshop

Beyond RARE is this Mark Murphy styled 1961 British MOD Jazz groove from the crossover period from Jazz to R&B of the UK MOD scene.

Listen to this “impossible” UK first label, to the infectious rhythm and the compelling vocal that will hit you immediately as a classy diversion from the very inauguration of the All-Night Club scene, that would evolve slowly but surely into Northern Soul beginnings. As the larger City Clubs blended the Jazz, R&B and Soul into their music play lists.

This label is as obscure and rare as a British 45’s can be. But caught Fontana’s attention, as the company released it the same year on Fontana H325. The Honey Hit 45 being so much harder to find, and neither obviously were a hit or even sold in meagre amounts.

Teen 45 fans will particularly enjoy the flip side which was the “A” on release as Peter Elliott records a fine version of the Carl Dobkins hit, with quirky shrill girl-group “Teen” choruses constantly ringing out.

This offering is completely flawless, underlining British 45 collecting does not get much more exhausting than this disc.

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Al Garner

I'll Get Along / All I Need Is You

A listing for Detroit scholar as the seldom encountered disc, gives up some very engaging history on the development Motor City Soul.

Northern Soul, Motown, Detroit collectors as well as vocal-group harmony addicts, they will all be interested in this 45.

Both sides written by Richard “Please Let Me In” Morris prior to his groundbreaking Ric-Tic days wrote the lyrics to both sides. With the feelgood upbeat “I’ll Get Along” side offering early Northern Soul dance with a fabulous vocal-group “Shhoo-wop” adornment and soft squealings from a young threesome “The Supremes”

Flip it over again Richard Morris put down a feel-good session, on which The supremes are much more evident as Mary Wilson, Flo Ballad & Diana Ross relentless deliver the chorus.

Saturated in reasons to own this rarity, if you collect Detroit, Northern Soul, Motown or indeed have a penchant to own all “The Supremes” work.

Condition is beautiful one mild surface blemish, NOT affecting play, whatsoever. Both labels are flawless.

This recording is of course by Soul artist Al Gardner spelled as “Gartner” not the gruff-vocaled R&B Bluesman Al Garner on Excello. 

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Pete Hartfield

Love Me / Darling Tonight

A listing for the “Manic about Motown” here is in our opinion the Miracle labels hardest to acquire 45. Certainly in this condition, this 1961 Detroit Deep Soul ballad is near impossible to find.

Why Pete Hartfield only ever recorded one 45 for Motown is rather surprising; as his muscular vocal is acutely impressive, plus he wrote both sides of this double release of sad songs himself. The accomplished William “Mickey” Stevenson took charge of the production, injecting a forceful girl-group presence into both songs, with shrill girl choruses embellishing Hartfield’s pain.

The girl-group aspect is rather interesting as it is most-probably the beginnings of The Marvelettes or Velvelettes studio careers, any more definite info of the identity of these songbirds would be most welcome. As these two recordings, even though Motown never release Pete Hartfield again, are just quintessential early 60’s Motown Sound.

Two perfect labels, strong unblemished Mint minus vinyl, we doubt we’ll ever encounter a cleaner copy, seeing as this copy took us 25 years to corner. If you’re dedicated to Detroit, amassing Motown all your life..? this 45 is essential, not to mention if you appreciate and collect Rare Deep Soul this is one a 45, we doubt you’ll own. 

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Lydia Marcelle

It's Not Like You

Those of our auction members who are gathering every possible Northern Soul real-deal classic in their rarest, most attractive forms, will not need me to underline, how hard to acquire is this seldom-seen WHITE PROMO of a New Orleans Sister groove, that became such a welcome spin simultaneously at Cleethorpes Pier and Wigan Casino.

In it’s day, this magical-mid-tempo sat at the very summit of the girl NS plays of the mid-70s. Today, it is not heard so much, how refreshing it that? A classic Northern Soul tune from the halcyon days of the scene, that doesn’t suffer from DJ overkill.

Click the soundfile to be jetted back to those two halls of rare soul, when truly great tunes seemed to be abundant…

Noting: We have always reminded collectors just how rare New Orleans vinyl has become in 2016; every piece is a tough hunt, but to find them in utterly flawless condition, is just a dream most of the time..

So do not pass by, when a PROMO of a classic surfaces with Perfect labels and vinyl, that may have not been played since it’s birth.

A fine, fine offering, far too clean to ignore.

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Marianne Samwell

Don't Hurt That Man Of Mine

You would think that in 2016, for those dedicated to collecting British born rare-soul 45s; there would be very little left to consider and add to that lifelong list of UK Soul to pursue.

Hold on a minute check this seriously RARE 1971 45 that sneaked out without anyone noticing, so of you may own or be familiar with this imposing recording,. but for most it will be a debut listen.

With the largest vinyl collecting community in the world “Discogs” suggests this 45 may never have been released, somewhat underlines it’s obscurity, not only because the artist seems to have only one 45 release. But all the usual web searches validate this 45 as extremely elusive and widely unknown.

Click to unleash a spectacular full horn, zinging string and heavenly chorus production, just perfect for the Northern Soul dancer. A such a good mid-tempo groove, it’s hard to believe it was”Made in Britain” as Marianne elevates her vocal to compliment Anthony king’s muscular production.

For those of you who sit the profile of our opening lines, this is a disc you may not encounter again very soon, and certainly not in this previously UNPLAYED condition still snugly sleeping in it’s birth-sleeve.

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Bill Wright

A Man In Love / Innocent Bystander

Late 70s Georgia Soul with the power to drench your eyes, even whilst dancer to this superior stepper.

Rich strings open the way for Bill Wright’s ever-beseeching vocal deliver as this seasoned Soul Man spills his emotions out onto the floor, as the those strings lay down a carpet of for is feelings to float upon.

Shrill girl group choruses elevate the song at all the right moments, with their subtle contribution. But it’s those understated horns that pull the whole session together for a feast of 70’s Soulful Dance brilliance.

Flip it over and enjoy a Southern Soul mid-tempo which again validates Bill Wright as the exceptional vocalist he surely is.

A double helping of proper D.I.Y. Soul from a major under-recorded talent.

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Otis Redding

2 X 1967 Stax Press Releases

Otis Redding 4 months in 1967

Deanie Parker was kept busy late 1967 with two totally contrasting Stax Publicity Statements. The first in September 1967 when Otis Redding was voted by British Melody Maker music magazine was “Most Popular Male Vocalist” of the year by the British Music buying public.

Indeed he was when I was in my last school years the most influential artist for young Brits as Soul was the “In” music of the time.

Stax were ecstatic the “Big O” toppled Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, Tom Jones, John Lennon, Cliff Richard to take the #1 spot. With Deannie going on to remind his fans that January 28th. 1968 would be an historical event as Otis and his band will be playing “Constitution Hall - Washington D.C.” tragically that event never happened..

Deanie’s second Publicity Department mailing, was and still is the most poignant newsheet ever issued to the “Soul Community” ..

Entitled “THE KING IS DEAD” was the December 12 th 1967 Stax harrowing statement of Otis & four Bar-Kays death in a plane crash.

These two crucial authentic Publicity letters will be of great interest for the Soul Historian or indeed the Stax Museum. But a creative mind could frame them into a conversation piece to adorn the walls of your record room.

Thought provoking in the extreme. Emotional writing from Stax highlighting how life can change drastically in one unforeseen moment.

This is Soul memorabilia with no comparables..

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