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Jive Five - My True Story / When I Was Single - UK Parlophone DEMO

Jive Five

My True Story / When I Was Single

Parlophone: R 4822 (45s)

A New York Doo-Wop classic tune in by far it's rarest form, which will catch the eye & ear of both UK Soul & Rock & Roll collectors alike.

This 1961 Beltone recording gives up no one but two fabulous examples of the East Coast vocal-group sound, that failed to receive any Radio station attention when issued in the UK. Becoming a top collector piece very shortly after it's almost immediate deletion.

The topside was alien to the British ear at the time, top producer Joe Rene pulling in Eugene Pitt and the boys into a tight seamless ballad benefiting from counter-balance harmonies of the smoothest kind. Those with a investigative ear can possibly pick up Norman "General" Johnson's bass vocal cradling Eugene Pitts shrill lead voice. This was the Jive Five's 2nd release for Beltone a premier vocal-group ballad that gave them a No.1 R&B hit..but failed miserably in the desolate lands BBC dominated airwaves..

For the interest from UK Soul collectors and Northern Soul fans, this gathering not only provided a springboard for Norman Johnson it also featured Billy "What Can I Do" Prophet on vocals.. better appreciated on the equally acomplish b-side, where the pace picks up to serve you with a great transitional Doo Wop / Soul dancer, again shimmering with top-drawer male harmonies..

Two great side one very rare disc.


Condition Report

Vinyl is in spectacular condition, angling in the light, i can locate one feeble hairline on the a-side vinyl of an otherwise Mint minus vision, plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a clean Mint minus without the wispy sleeve brush the a-side has. Both PROMO labels are flawless, no writing, no stickers, no tears, strong clean, full red "A" adorns the lead label. A fabulous example of a very rare 45, housed in it's equally unblemished birth sleeve.

Vinyl is in spectacular condition, angling in the light, i can locate one feeble hairline on the a-side vinyl of an otherwise Mint minus vision, plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a clean Mint minus without the wispy sleeve brush the a-side has. Both PROMO labels are flawless, no writing, no stickers, no tears, strong clean, full red "A" adorns the lead label. A fabulous example of a very rare 45, housed in it's equally unblemished birth sleeve.

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Tommy Bush - I Don't Like It ( But I Love You) / Ain't No Guessing Game - Rika

Tommy Bush

I Don't Like It ( But I Love You / Ain't No Guessing Game

Rika: 108 (45s)

The bright green Foxy lady beckons you...

Come join her on a journey on a stomping expedition into an uncompromising testament of desperation he don't like it but he loves her is his relentless mantra as his bombarded wit a barrage of brass...
Honkin' horns collide with Tommy Bush's tonsil shattering vocal, this is unstoppable Northern Soul, a floor destroyer taking none alive, no prisoners, no place for the cautious NS dancer.. this is a moment for the brave to express themselves as they get caught in a torrent of Los Angeles Northern Soul..

No respite for the dancer, they will need to be prepared, ready, qualified, foot-sure and fit...

This is no retirement-home play, it's a turntable-terrorist for the authentic NS All Nighters, like Rugby Ben Hall as this 45 encapsulates everything that draggerd us into a lifetime of All-Nite dance.. that still being played out most weekends today..

THIS IS AUTHORITATIVE NORTHERN SOUL for those who appreciate a dance-intensity very few 45's can delivery or the beauty of label that's been burned into your brain since the first time you laid your eyes on it...

RARE, beautiful and flawless..

PS The flipside is worthy of your attention also..

Condition Report

That iconic Rika label is flawless on both sides, the bright green Foxy lady and her eye catching surroundings are totally unblemished. Likewise the Christmas of 1965 vinyl is also impeccably flawless M-/ M- throughout. You will not see a finer copy!

That iconic Rika label is flawless on both sides, the bright green Foxy lady and her eye catching surroundings are totally unblemished. Likewise the Christmas of 1965 vinyl is also impeccably flawless M-/ M- throughout. You will not see a finer copy!

Jackie Kelso and the Colts  - Kwela, Kwela / Rat-A-Tat - Vita

Jackie Kelso

Kwela, Kwela / Rat-A-Tat

Vita: 1141 DJ (45s)

Very rare and immaculate 1955 R&B rocker out of Pasadena, California

Here's a real rarity from the man who contributed many a howling Sax break to some of California's most sought after R&B rockers. In 1962 he also brought us "Baby Elephant Mash" one of his few solo 45's. But here he is on a virtually undocumented 45, featuring Jackie insane Saxophone manipulation with lengthy solo's whilst an uncredited vocal harmony enriches with a chorus.

Flipping it over for a Kelso written saxophone instrumental displaying exactly why he is often confused with Plas Johnson many sessions, and why Johnny Otis enlisted him into his band. Jackie Kelso has an underground appreciation with those who have delved past the surface of 50's R&B Rockers. But all their delving seems to have missed this "local" session where Jackie excels with not only his consummate saxophone mastery but also flexes his writing talents.

A seriously elusive 45 that we can find not much info about at all, only it's obviously very rare, but in previously unplayed condition, we are talking a vinyl archaeological find!

Condition Report

Magnificent previously unplayed copy, the VPI machine lifted decades of filing dust up and away from the grooves. Leaving a full gloss play surface with just a few mild sleeve/storage blemishing not affecting play. THe two labels look to have been cocooned in time, not ]fade to the bright sky-blue all text and logo bright and clear. No sign of storage run whatsoever. Mint - / Mint - throughout

Magnificent previously unplayed copy, the VPI machine lifted decades of filing dust up and away from the grooves. Leaving a full gloss play surface with just a few mild sleeve/storage blemishing not affecting play. THe two labels look to have been cocooned in time, not ]fade to the bright sky-blue all text and logo bright and clear. No sign of storage run whatsoever. Mint - / Mint - throughout

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Tom Jones - Chills And Fever - UK Decca DEMO

Tom Jones

Chills And Fever / Breathless

Decca : F 11966 DJ (45s)

August 1964 witnessed Tom's first 45 beginning an illustrious career at British Decca.. His manager Peter Sullivan chose the persuasive little known "Chills ad Fever" that suited Tom's gatecrashing vocal perfectly.. taking Johnny "Ronnie" Love's Popcorn/R&B/MOD favourite to another level..

It's not too often that a British cover version outstrips a USA production, but Peter & Tom smash this "Chills and Fever" right out of the park.. every aspect of the song is superior. Better vocal, searing Hammond and a girl-group presence that is simply the most monumental of any British "Soul" production; those girls frantically whip up a storm of shrillness never encountered before, I know Tom is a provocative gyrater but even by his levels of creating hysteria those girls become more and more orgasmic as the songs progresses, it's less than 3 minutes long and it sounds like Tom's Heaven sent gift has sent them all into an intoxicated lust..

Without fear of contradiction this girl-gathering performance is the most persuasive piece of Sister-Sound committed to vinyl in the whole of the 60's or arguably ever in the UK... Tom triggers frenzied-feminine euphoria, the like that has never been heard before..

Adding that to Tom's unparalleled vocal-chords and an insane keyboard player, most likely sent into his own lascivious delirium, in the company of a pack of these sensual She-wolves, as he fingers the keyboards in a world of his own..

Was the TJ effect really that powerful or do I just have a dirty mind?

Dirty this 45 isn't, rare it is.. in-demand so much, it spawned a horrid Decca bootleg, and an official Decca reissue in 2015.

Here's is this great records rarest form, a debutante to this auction, very rare and absolutely mind-warping...

Condition Report

RARE DEMO our first copy ever listed on the auction. Two impressive dark blue labels, with the lead side adorned with that striking blue "A". Housed in correct Decca sleeve for the period. Vinyl is pretty much flawless, no marks, no scratches just the finest of hairlines both and and flipside. Plays as you can hear loud, crisp and flawless. BUT on close inspection of the A-side, there is a tiny heat blemish that DOES NOT affect plays perfect. When I bought this rarity I didn't notice this minuscule flaw, but thankfull it plays MINT in every way.. just cosmetic and about a third of the size of a garden pea. Tiny and affects nothing but the critical eye. (listen)

RARE DEMO our first copy ever listed on the auction. Two impressive dark blue labels, with the lead side adorned with that striking blue "A". Housed in correct Decca sleeve for the period. Vinyl is pretty much flawless, no marks, no scratches just the finest of hairlines both and and flipside. Plays as you can hear loud, crisp and flawless. BUT on close inspection of the A-side, there is a tiny heat blemish that DOES NOT affect plays perfect. When I bought this rarity I didn't notice this minuscule flaw, but thankfull it plays MINT in every way.. just cosmetic and about a third of the size of a garden pea. Tiny and affects nothing but the critical eye. (listen)

Nappy Brown - Little  By Little / I'm Getting Lonesome - UK London tri

Nappy Brown

Little By Little / I'm Getting Lonesome

London: HLC 8384 (45s)

1957 Silver Text, tri-centre UK London press of this uplifting sax punctuated R&B Rocker.

Nappy Brown of course has ardent fans in many camps, a R&B exponent who never fails but to raise your mood. This 45 gives of a finger-snapping feelgood atmosphere as Nappy and the buoyant saxophonist bounce like ping-pong off each others ethusuasm.
A total dance recording from start to finish, present here as it seldom seen British release.

Brit-Soul boys will want to own this rarity, just as much as the London collectors or the Rock & Roll congregation.

Flip it over over Nappy get's down n' dirty with a Bluesy stroller, as a bar-room piano rattles out the despairing mood, with a male vocal group weaving a bemoaning response, deepening the atmosphere..

Two strong sides, whether you like it upbeat and stimulating or you prefer downright sad and sorrowful, this 45 delivers on both..

Condition Report

Fine clean labels, tri-center solidly intact, no writing no stains, sticker marks, or tears. Vinyl reveals some very minuscule like hairlines under strong light. This rarity plays flawless on both sides, listen. Housed in London replica cover.

Fine clean labels, tri-center solidly intact, no writing no stains, sticker marks, or tears. Vinyl reveals some very minuscule like hairlines under strong light. This rarity plays flawless on both sides, listen. Housed in London replica cover.

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Wailers - Dancing Shoes / Don't Look Back - Rio R 116

Bob Marley

Dancing Shoes / Don't Look Back

Rio: R 116 (45s)

How often does Bob Marley session turn up in immaculate condition?

Silky vocal harmonies carry the stirring melody, as SKA rhythms stab away in the infectious arrangement. A typical 1966 Studio one production aimed at the dancefloor. Coherent vocals weld, as all the action in background screams dance..

Flip it over you will notice "Don't Look Back" credit Bob Marley as the writer, it was of course a Motown classic a year earlier for the Temptations, which Ron White & Smokey Robinson collaborated on the lyrics. But Bob Marley and team do a reworking that does it real credit. Lacing a SKA/Reggae dance rhythm through a Motown song doesn't always work out for the better,. but this time, it's nailed good and proper as a simplistic piano sets the scene for an expressive vocal to be held in place by a highly pitched answering chorus.

Great version, but the rare condition even overrides the two songs..

Find a finer copy if you can


Condition Report

Flawless full rich yellow labels, with a blemish. 3 prong die-cut centre fully intact. Both vinyls we are struggling to find a flaw. Beautifully unblemished, close to Mint surfaces.. a few sleeve filing dull hairlines if you search long and hard. No upgrade ever required for the owner of this play perfect 1966 UK press.

Flawless full rich yellow labels, with a blemish. 3 prong die-cut centre fully intact. Both vinyls we are struggling to find a flaw. Beautifully unblemished, close to Mint surfaces.. a few sleeve filing dull hairlines if you search long and hard. No upgrade ever required for the owner of this play perfect 1966 UK press.

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Isley Brothers - Who's That Lady - United Aritsts

Isley Brothers

Who's That Lady / My Little Girl

United Artists: 714 (45s)

In 1973 Ronald, O'Kelly & Rudolph Isley enjoyed their biggest worldwide success since the 60's, when they decided to revamp their little known 1964 writing "Who's That Lady" ignored at the time by New York's record buying public. Near ten years later, in the California summer of 1973 they were reunited with original New York producer Bert Berns to reconstructed what they knew was a truly great song, tweaking the title to "That Lady" the Isleys & Bert achieve monster success which is now consider a Soul classic and Rolling Stones Magazine as worthy of entry into the top 500 greatest songs of all time.

So what about this frustratingly rare 1964 first take, that been received lots of Northern Soul action for near two decades, with never quite enough copies to go round to spark nationwide monster status but repeatedly filling the dancefloors and always generating questions of who, what, why every time I play it out..it has been a regular choice of play in my sets for a number of years as I always known, it's a mood changer, a conversation starter.. and familiar enough to bring people to the dancefloor..

Infectious New York Latin rhythms, a gently whirling Hammond intro, bongos and additive guitar picks.. the typically slick Isley harmonies, with the inquisitive lead vocal painting a picture of "one sexy lady" they need to meet; Then the two horm breaks elevate the song yet again into very special Bert Berns collaboration that was an unanticipated flop back in 1964..

No wonder they decided to revamp for the pre-disco market in 1973... I still much prefer this rare take it has style and the power to command a full dancefloor.

Condition Report

Both labels have very light storage rub, the the black background; but free of stains, tears, stickers or writing. The vinyl surfaces only reveal some light hairlines to the eye when angled in the light. Full gloss finish, mild surface hairline, play back is bright, clean & clear (check out the impression soundfile)

Both labels have very light storage rub, the the black background; but free of stains, tears, stickers or writing. The vinyl surfaces only reveal some light hairlines to the eye when angled in the light. Full gloss finish, mild surface hairline, play back is bright, clean & clear (check out the impression soundfile)

Romancers - Love's A Thing / Do You cry - Linda PROMO

Romancers

Love's A Thing / Do You Cry

Linda: 120 (45s)

1965 Los Angeles Garage, an imposing Maximillian "Butterball" Uballez creation seeing him switch styles from his "You Better" recording that Northern Soul collectors will fondly remember his feelgood mix of Chicano Soul with vocal group chorus 3 years earlier as he debuted with that highly regarded 45...

Further down the road all such cordial reception on this recording, Max gets nasty on this relentless driving force of garage, an insistent snarling lead vocal, embellished with some insane guitar breaks lashing in without warning. Runaway Truck rhythms in-your-face defiance and combative delivery.. such a strong tune!

Flip it over for Mr. Uballez to revert to his harmony roots, with a fine harmony ballad, cooing male chorus, considerate guitar riffs. A strong ballad that will appeal to fans of Chicano ballads, a 455 underlines Max's versatility as he masters both styles.

Condition Report

Both labels are clean, no fade, writing, stickers or stains. Vinyl inspection reveals some mild light surface marks, visually vg+ under light, as you can hear both sides play clean Ex+

Both labels are clean, no fade, writing, stickers or stains. Vinyl inspection reveals some mild light surface marks, visually vg+ under light, as you can hear both sides play clean Ex+

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Patsy (Millicednt Todd) with the Count Ossie Band - Pata Pasta Rock Steady / Nyiah Bongo - Doctor Bird DB 1086

Patsy (Millicent Todd and Count Ossie Band

Pata Pata, Rock Steady / Nyiah Bongo

Doctor Bird: DB 1086 (45s)

A fabulous island version of Miriam Makeba's African Soul classic

Condition Report

Some visible ultra fine surface hairlines not affecting play on either side. Both labels as you can see are clean. Four prong die-cut centre is fully intact. Nice copy,

Some visible ultra fine surface hairlines not affecting play on either side. Both labels as you can see are clean. Four prong die-cut centre is fully intact. Nice copy,

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Ronnie McNeir - Sitting In My Class / Isn't She A Pretty Girl - De To

Ronnie McNeir

Sitting In My Class / Isn't She A Pretty Girl

De To: DS 2878 (45s)

Whilst "Sitting In My Class" is of course a timeless Northern Soul classic of the highest standing...

but mine and many others preference to play is the magnificent "Isn't She A Pretty Girl" Northern Soul Detroit Crossover, that is again on the comeback trail..

Floyd Jones and Billy Kyle's inspired "School Bell" provoked a dance-floor feast at all the leading All Nite clubs circa 1977/78. With Ronnie's hopefully charged vocal dreaming of making love to the girl in the next row... whilst for me at school it was always gonna be the teacher.. This was a record we could all relate to, having not been too long before, when we sat there wishing, in that exact same situation..such was the attraction of this innovative song, the flipside somehow got overlooked..

So step forward the side which most now consider the "play" side today.. the gently jangling intro lasts but a few seconds, before big bold bold brass explodes onto the scene.. girls jostle for position, the horns blast even louder, the girls follow the hint to lift the arrangement another notch and brilliance unfolds.. whilst Ronnie keeps up the beseeching stance, as his vocal pleads even stronger.. just too much Soul!!

Two sides to die for, remembering the legal reissue that follow it's success in the UK was a remixed version. The song suffering, weakening the whole arrangement and it's overwhelming Soulful opulnce, lost! So the only way to play this spectacular tune, is in it's authentic original form.. unless spinning a bootleg doesn't concern you..

Here is a glorious rich Red first press offering up two sides of the original mix; and it matters not which side you drop the stylus on the result will be dancefloor devastation whichever you choose..

Condition Report

Check out that flawless rich red label, this 45 has hardly seen the light of day. A-side vinyl has full gloss and is spanking new except for three solitary hairlines across the vinyl, very soft, light, only visual plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a perfect Mint .

Check out that flawless rich red label, this 45 has hardly seen the light of day. A-side vinyl has full gloss and is spanking new except for three solitary hairlines across the vinyl, very soft, light, only visual plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a perfect Mint .

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Charles Farren - You've Changed My Whole Life Around - Hawk

Charles Farren

You've Changed My Whole Life Around / A Girl Like You

Hawk: 200 (45s)

Bob Lee's neighborhood label has provided the Northern Soul collector with some seriously rare teasers to chase over the years. His penchant for the strong production is underlined by this snarling statement from a reformed man, Charles Farren as had his life turned around, and although his growling delivery does sound very joyous, he has found a woman's love, so good, he's stopped "Playing Around"..

The signature Chicago male vocal presence, had the bar set high by Johnny Sayles, Syl Johnson etc. who's gnarled growls became part of the Northern Soul all niter fabric. Charles Farren on the street-level session matches any snarling vocal you care to mention, this propelled by honkin' horns make for a truly imposing dancer..that is slowly but surely making an impact on the scene, after snoozing as an occasionally played choice to pepper up a DJ set.

Today this Chicago statement has disappeared from view a few years back and is now neatly perched for huge comeback. There is certainly no need to air inferior Northern Soul dancer whilst Chicago Soul-Salvos of this calibre wait in the wings..

Check out this potent onslaught of Northern Soul that would ignite such places as the trailblazing "Grumpy Soul" events in pandamonium..

REAL DEAL NORTHERN SOUL that lovers of the Johnny Sayles style may not be able to resist!

Condition Report

Two flawless yellow labels, no fade, writing, or tears. Vinyl is very close to Mint minus, strong light reveal a few sleeve contact blemishes that do not affect plays. Visually EX+ plays Mint minus

Two flawless yellow labels, no fade, writing, or tears. Vinyl is very close to Mint minus, strong light reveal a few sleeve contact blemishes that do not affect plays. Visually EX+ plays Mint minus

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Darrell Banks - Angel Baby (Don't You Leave Me) / Look In The Eyes Of A Fool - UK Atlantic

Darrell Banks

Angel Baby (Don't You Leave Me) / Look Into The Eyes Of A Fool

Atlantic : 584120 (45s)

A listing for those who are forever upgrading British Soul OCD collectors seeking perfection, this is as close as it gets..for a record that's been a Soul Club classic since it's UK release in 1967.

On the topside Gene Redd considers a Motown composition that Stevie Wonder laid onto his magnificent "Down To Earth" album, written by that fruitful duo Sylvia Moy & Henry Cosby, a great LP but one of Stevie's lesser successes. That was a great pick, such a great song and not obviously recognized as just another Motown cover version by the public. Gene Redd's the Revilot team and Darrell's seamlessly dynamic vocal craft a very special 60's dance Soul record...

So much so, we can all sing the lyrics almost off by heart. But what about that overlooked flipside that from the first note turns your head.. as the Darrell Banks voice takes to the air.. and the Revilot team conjure up so magic again..

THis side certainly has oodles of millage as a Northern Soul rerun.. the a-side is of course an underplayed NS anthem.. we love those neglected turntable drops that trigger euphoric recall... don't we..

PS Gene Redd of course a few years later went onto to become a legendary producer with his huge success as Kool & The Gang's mentor..

Condition Report

I never thought I'd ever encounter a copy in this impeccable condition, as it is a record that's too good to be just sitting filed away. Both labels are flawless (see scans), housed in the correct UK wavy-top Polydor (Atlantic) sleeve. Vinyl has full as-new gloss, two fine hairlines on side A, B side has a solitary hairline blemish. So close to MINT it hurts..

I never thought I'd ever encounter a copy in this impeccable condition, as it is a record that's too good to be just sitting filed away. Both labels are flawless (see scans), housed in the correct UK wavy-top Polydor (Atlantic) sleeve. Vinyl has full as-new gloss, two fine hairlines on side A, B side has a solitary hairline blemish. So close to MINT it hurts..

Chuck Jackson - What's With This Loneliness - Kent 6 T8 DJ

Chuck Jackson

What's With This Loneliness / Surf and Soul

Kent : 6 T8 DJ (45s)

Who can believe it was nearly 18 years ago when this previously unissued, silky mid-tempo was given away on the door of the 100 club to those lucky enough to attend this iconic club's 13th. Anniversary.

No. 8 in this generous series of on the door give-away 45s, that triggered similar promotions across the country through the decades. But none captured the imgination of the collector quite like this, now highly coveted series. Each one handpicked by beloved promoter Ady Croasdale, each and every one a standout piece of Northern Soul.

Today this stands for me as THE BEST and is starting to be revived, as the dancers just adore our heroes rich vocal, woven in a gently delivered blend of softly blown horns and rhythmic guitar.. simplistic genius allowing the full force of Chuck's l luxorious growl...

One of the greatest Soul voices of all time, with an unissued Wand session, brought to the British Soul fraternity by the Ace/Kent family.. now rightly heralded as a classic, few people will ever part with.

Personally, today it sits right there in my ever changing top 10 of all time.. always a delight to hear, and it's firmly on the comeback trail, filling the Northern Soul floors again. A 100 Club anthem that'll still be going strong decades from today..

Brilliant!

Condition Report

Two fine clean labels, vinyl to match. The important a-side has hardly a blemish, the flip side vinyl has a turntable "fingernail" retrieve mark NOT affecting play. overall grade is EX +

Two fine clean labels, vinyl to match. The important a-side has hardly a blemish, the flip side vinyl has a turntable "fingernail" retrieve mark NOT affecting play. overall grade is EX +

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100% Pure Poison - Coming Right At You - UK Emi

100% Pure Poison

Coming Right At You / You Keep Coming Back

EMI: 3001 (LP)

Original first press of Britain's most-wanted Soul album, insanely hard to acquire especially in this impeccable condition.

A legendary modern Soul LP, directed by Chicago's talented Danny Leake, fortunately this production happened one year before the USA Disco explosion, providing the Soul fan with a pure 70's SOUL experience..

Amazingly this record was a UK only release and failed miserable like many debut albums by unknown artists, even in the 70's you had to be very lucky to encounter a copy... it's reputation growing as it's rarity began fully apparent.

The seven man gathering that included Danny Leake, James Wells (both of whom Ian Levine worked with after this release) seamlessly deliver top-drawer Soulful dance, so check out the soundfile sample provided, underlining the exceptional Chicago influenced Soul set into those flawless grooves..inc: their "I Keep Coming Back" "My Little Someone" "(But You Say) You Want To Make It With Me" "Don't Let Your Pride, Overpower Your Love" "Puppet On a Chain" + 7 more

This is for Soul collectors the UK's most-sought 70's LP and in the level of condition we are unlikely to ever encounter again.. impossibly flawless



Condition Report

From cover has the mildest signs of cazreful storage some minuscule, occasional age "spotting" to the light area towards the bottom front right-hand side (see scan). No other discernible flaws only a few very fine hairlines near the spine., top left corner. Back cover is free of any notable flaws. Cover is a strong EX +. Scrutinized the two scans. Both labels are Mint revealing not signs of spindle contact, all housed in orioginal poly-line inner sleeve. <br /> <br /> The vinyl is spectacular, combined with the spindle's state of virginity, I don't think this album has been on a turntable on more than a handful of occasions. As near Mint as yuou could ever hope to own.

From cover has the mildest signs of cazreful storage some minuscule, occasional age "spotting" to the light area towards the bottom front right-hand side (see scan). No other discernible flaws only a few very fine hairlines near the spine., top left corner. Back cover is free of any notable flaws. Cover is a strong EX +. Scrutinized the two scans. Both labels are Mint revealing not signs of spindle contact, all housed in orioginal poly-line inner sleeve.

The vinyl is spectacular, combined with the spindle's state of virginity, I don't think this album has been on a turntable on more than a handful of occasions. As near Mint as yuou could ever hope to own.

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Tony Drake - Suddenly - Brunswick Promo

Tony Drake

Suddenly / It Hurts Me More

Brunswick: 55437 (45s)

On the comeback trail, is this 1970 Chicago Crossover kill;er from the pen of Eugene Record and Barbara Acklin; aided by Chicago Soul masters Tom Washington & Willie Henderson the team craft a striking piece of end of a decade Soul.

New decade, new approach ? As this dancer carries a few characteristics that no other Brunswick 45 are blessed with.

Rattling bongo intro, tin drum tickles, Tony Drake purring away in the background poise to strike with the lyrics...some "cool" intro then it's lift off on a wave of strings, subtle brass, and jazz breaks collide with vocal-group chants of "Ooh, Arrh, Arhh, Pa Da, Ooh Pa, Dah " with Mr. Drake searing vocal upfront and fully in charge, with provocative saxophone intrusions.. ad up to CLASS...

Currently in my personal favourite DJ set as it seamless links the Answers, Four Coins etc with that era between the 60s and 70's when producers pushed the envelope, creating more imaginative sounds.. This record is a unique in it's Chicago make=-up nothing sounds quite like it. AND IT FILLS THE FLOOR!

We feel this rarity has a long way to go, recently hearing several others dropping the arm on, what has been in the past a forgotten jewel. In a packed room and a loud system nothing sounds like it...as proven last week at Grumpy Soul, it's affect on the dancefloor can be dramatic..

Some tune this is.. and not easy to find, especially in this fine, play perfect condition.

PS do not overlooked Tony's silky delivery of a fabulous Van McCoy song on the flipside, a stunning mid-tempo that should feature in on of the Chill out Sundays..

Condition Report

Both label are clean except for the rubber-stamped May 16 1970 release date, see scan housed in birth-sleeve. The vinyl plays perfect both sides. Under strong light inspection there are a few mild blemishes none of which transfer to the stylus.. Listen enjoy what it a wonderful example of Chicago Soul in transition

Both label are clean except for the rubber-stamped May 16 1970 release date, see scan housed in birth-sleeve. The vinyl plays perfect both sides. Under strong light inspection there are a few mild blemishes none of which transfer to the stylus.. Listen enjoy what it a wonderful example of Chicago Soul in transition

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Fearns Brass Foundry - Don't Change It - UK Decca

Fearns Brass Foundry

Don't Change It / John White

Decca: F 12721 (45s)

1968 Brit Soul with a huge local reputation, Leicestershire Soulful band renowned for their authoritative stage presence with their bludgeoning brass pumping out loud at the back of lead singer Steve Fearn's rich vocal.
The residents of Blaby, Leicestershire must have dreaded Thursday evenings as this band plied their trade in Soul Sounds live, at Blaby Working Mens Club where they amassed a serious fan-base.

Both sides written by their founder Steve Fearn who's taste for Soul is evident on both sides, with the A-side ticking all the boxes for Northern Soul play.
Blasting brass kicks it off, insistent percussion smacks out the dance rhythm, horn breaks add to it's dance pedigree; with the rest of 6 man team chanting shrill "Hey, Hey, Hey" you have a awesome tune that is so very British. Shimmering with the late 60's era with groups like Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, The Senate, The Action etc. already laying down the guidelines for standout Brit-Soul a few years earlier.

In recent time a recording that the Northern Soul has rediscovered through it's equally rare USA London release, credited as Fearns Foundary, and charmingly appearing in record guides as single artist Foundary, Fearns. So it seems not too much knowledge on the scene was acredited to thuis Leicestershire gathering.

Here is their UK Decca release that only sold locally to the "Blaby" Thursday night trippers, consequently this is a hard disc to find in collectable condition..

Take a listen to that strapping lead vocal, the mountain of brass and backing vocals, you can easily imagine a Working Mens Club in 1968 absolutely jumping to this inspiring sound..


Condition Report

Both labels are clean, original 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place, housed in UK Decca sleeve. Vinyl under strong light reveal some fine sleeve contact hairline but it is visually scratch free, no marks that could possible react with the stylus.

Both labels are clean, original 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place, housed in UK Decca sleeve. Vinyl under strong light reveal some fine sleeve contact hairline but it is visually scratch free, no marks that could possible react with the stylus.

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Herbert Hunter - I Was Born To Love You - Spar 9009

Herbert Hunter

I Was Born To Love You / Push Away From The Table

Spar: 9009 DJ (45s)

There a few Northern Soul 45's that timelessly stand raised, above the timeless classics, records you would find it hard to grow weary of; and there a few Northern Soul 45's in their rare Promo form, have the presence to turn heads, fire discussion, painting your rival's frontal lobe a deep shade of green..

This premier slab of Nashville Northern Soul as a white promo is a special 45 indeed.

I first heard this fabulous dancer, played by "Poke" at Cleethorpes Pier, amazingly it did take a few weeks to catch. Poke was persistent in his believe he had a special tune, we were all then on the trail to find a copy to play. That Golden era of 75/76 turned up some mighty, mighty tunes. But I can never remember a White Promo copy ever passing through my hands until many years later.

Refresh your ears, on what "Poke" was so determined to play every set. Conversation stopping drum thwacks lift this dancefloor missile off, then that profound vocal gets to work on those memorable lyrics. Ted Jarrett then injects a masterstroke of vibes, followed by a "Over-The-Border" burst of trumpets, a long held note and Herbert is back...

All these decades later it still gives goosebumps!

The label & the music....




Condition Report

Both labels are flaw free (see scans) vinyls have hardly a blemish, but do show light signs of play. You will like the clear depth of the fidelity, with no pops or clicks to spoil Herbet's booming performance.

Both labels are flaw free (see scans) vinyls have hardly a blemish, but do show light signs of play. You will like the clear depth of the fidelity, with no pops or clicks to spoil Herbet's booming performance.

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Rebecca Lea - The Devil Hates You / Willie - Groove

Rebecca Lea

The Devil Hates You / Willie

Groove: 4G-0157 (45s)

Northern Soul R&B aficionados here's a 45 that very seldom surfaces, and certainly never in this condition.

The is a snarling slab of Sister sarcasm, an relentless R&B shaker that will have the room going as Rebecca Lea struts the house. A blistering vocal rides a foot-tappin', finger-poppin' rhythm, embellished with some of the most inspired saxphone manipulation you could ever wish to be dropped upon you. A wild-sax to match this untamed vocalist.. the result being intimidating mid-50's R&B you just can't help but dance too...

On the flipside Rebecca drops the pace a notch, dropping in smoke filled, darkened cellar Night Club mode, evoking visions of a sassy lady in a star-spangled tight dress whipping up a storm as she struts the stage..no outrageous production this time just a voice that will stay with you a very long time once you've met it, and that saxophonist again stirs the senses

A R&B winner just waiting for the right DJ to lift it off the ground, then we're p[predicting BIG THINGS.. for this memorable in breathtaking condition.

Condition Report

Flawless in every way, condition is like new, and that's utterly astonishing for such a rare disc, from 1956. High quality RCA press vinyl, rich fidelity, perfect sound. Unblemished labels, as good as it gets.

Flawless in every way, condition is like new, and that's utterly astonishing for such a rare disc, from 1956. High quality RCA press vinyl, rich fidelity, perfect sound. Unblemished labels, as good as it gets.

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Clash - (White Man) Hammersmith Palais / The Prisoner - CBS

Clash - (White Man) Hammersmith Palais / The Prisoner - CBS

(White Man) Hammersmith Palais / The Prisoner

CBS: 6383 (7")

Condition, Condition, Condition!

Near 40 years old and still immaculate, astonishing condition especially the fragile light blue "The Clash" special sleeve. This is always encountered in varying degree of distress and always with the striking Blue shade stained or faded!

This cover is shop-fresh just like it was in 1978, as are the two art-labels, the striking green, black & pink artwork is as bright as the day it was made.

Vinyl has been play but has no notable surface marks, just a few feeble hairline reveal themselves under direct light.

The record speaks for itself, in June 1978 Joe Strummer and Mick Jones had long flirted with Reggae influences, this 45 encapsulates their admiration for the sound

Check out the colourful scans and remind yourself, I'm sure like me, every copy you've ever encountered has been more than worse for wear..

Condition Report

as describe above, it's value is hinged to it's exceptionally rare condition.

as describe above, it's value is hinged to it's exceptionally rare condition.

Ester Byrde - Touch Me - Take Me - Survival DEMO

Ester Byrde

Touch Me - Take Me / Tracks Of Love

Survival : SUR 1 (45s)

Rare 70's British Soul at it's utmost compelling...

Sultry Soulful Stepper of the sexiest kind, an alluring lead voice beckons; your attention is captured whilst Ester pulls you in, assisted by siren-esque ladies, holding her irresistible tones aloft with their floating choruses.

Soul has never been so seductive, as the song slowly but surely intensifies until Ester takes over your consciousness. She purrs the "Touch Me - Take Me" so convincingly, arousal is just a moment away..

This British Soul at it's most exquisite, the immense Sister vocal is so beguiling, along with such a convincing arrangement; My mind was wafted off to bedroom and not just with Ester... I could not possibly have that girl choir left out....

Spectacular previously unplayed condition, I've now played it very carefully 5 times a row....for reasons I'm not willing to share..

The flip is a backing-track instrumental version, giving you the rare opportunity to ask the wife and some of her friends to sing it to sing it to you...

There is another not so rare version, a remake in 1978 by Rita Wright on UK Jet, not nearly as good as this original...

Condition Report

Before the sound-file was lifted for this auction listing, this rare PROMO disc had never been played. MINT condition throughout, sparkling rich GOLD text... perfection, you could not hope for a more perfect example

Before the sound-file was lifted for this auction listing, this rare PROMO disc had never been played. MINT condition throughout, sparkling rich GOLD text... perfection, you could not hope for a more perfect example

Elmore James and his Broom Dusters - The 12 Year Old Boy / Coming Home - Chief

Elmore James and his Broom Dusters

The 12 Year Old Boy / Coming Home

Chief: 7001 (45s)

Rare 45 vinyl press of this 1957 Chicago Blues that also achieved a shellac 78 release..first label before Vee Jay..

A Blues icon who tragically died at the young age of 43 robbing The Blues community of one of it's true greats..

A song that could never have been released today, tells of a 12 years old boy stealing his woman, not very PC, but ironically as a 12 year boy Elmore James started his musically career, now whether Mel London's lyrics were referring to him or Elmore as the boy stealing ladies from older men is unclear. But certainly eyebrow raising lyrics by today's guidelines..

Back to the music itself, this 1957 release, showcases the unique skills on his modified guitar, as his Broom Dusters thicken the arrangement. If you really want to hear this Blues Great's guitar prowess the flipside "Coming Home" flaunts him at his best..

Two strong sides - tough to acquire Mel London project, a tiny press on his own street-level label, later picked up by Vee Jay.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels (see scans) a-side vinyl has a a solitary hairline blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl reveals only very fine sleeve contact blemishes under strong light. Both sides play flawless. (listen) Housed in birth sleeve

Two flawless labels (see scans) a-side vinyl has a a solitary hairline blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl reveals only very fine sleeve contact blemishes under strong light. Both sides play flawless. (listen) Housed in birth sleeve

Jewels - We Got Togetherness MGM

Jewels

We Got Togetherness / I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

MGM: K13577 (45s)

BLACK STOCK COPY!

This Northern Soul anthems least seen, most coveted form.

I first heard this runaway train, played I think by Kev Roberts at a Notts Palais all-dayer in the early 70's. A stunning New York first discovery for Kev, I'm thinking. From new discovery to Northern Soul gargantuan in just a few weeks as it speedy rhythms were exactly what the All niter crowd craved at the time. Simultaneously a monster at both Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier. But back then I only ever saw the yellow promo copies;

Ian Levine's preference for the more colourful release copies of Northern Soul 45's, went against what most collectors coveted.. but Ian's different stance, encouraged more and more collectors to seek out the rare stock copy 45's on Decca, Brunswick, Kapp, MGM etc. as "blacks" witnessed in a "label run" are so very attractive.

So here is a record in it's "black" clothes that is part of the very fabric of Northern Soul, it's history and it's racing sound, that the dancers required to use up all that energy those little pills had provided..

This is real Northern Soul of it's time. This is a seldom seen STOCK copy looking so inviting still in it's birth sleeve..

Noting this slab of relentless Northern Soul, comes from Bobby & Peggy Baskerville no strangers to stomping rhythms, check out Bobby's "Dot" 45 another steamrollering experience.

Condition Report

Vinyl has light surface hairlines, plays clean excellent (listen) visually vg+, both labels are flaw free, except the usual tiny cut-out bb drill the majority of these MGM 60's 45s were subject to.

Vinyl has light surface hairlines, plays clean excellent (listen) visually vg+, both labels are flaw free, except the usual tiny cut-out bb drill the majority of these MGM 60's 45s were subject to.

Eddie Cochran - Sittin' In The Balcony / Completely Sweet London HLU 8433

Eddie Cochran

Sittin' In The Balcony / Completely Sweet

London: HLU 8433 (45s)

Eddie's most-wanted!

Condition Report

Beautiful vinyl, just a just very mild surface blemishes, as you can hear it plays totally clean on both sides. Tri centre solidly intact, both labels are unblemished. A magnificent copy in a replica Lndon sleeve

Beautiful vinyl, just a just very mild surface blemishes, as you can hear it plays totally clean on both sides. Tri centre solidly intact, both labels are unblemished. A magnificent copy in a replica Lndon sleeve

Darrell Banks - Open The Door OF Your Heart / Our Love ( Is In The Pocket ) Stateside SS 536 Demo

Darrell Banks

Open The Door OF Your Heart / Our Love ( Is In The Pocket )

Stateside : SS 526 DJ (45s)

Eye Candy for the British collector ..A pulse quickening vision of vinyl beauty.

Nothing I can say about this Northern Soul anthem could elevate it any higher that it already placed in the hearts & minds of the Northern Soul community...

What I can reiterate is we doubt we'll ever be able to offer a more perfect copy than the one that staring back at you today..

If your vinyl collecting priorities are Condition, Condition, Condition, do not miss an very rare opportunity to own near perfection of what is perhaps the single greatest contribution to the Northern Soul ear.. 2 x over.

Or miss the chance of the miss spelled a-side title "Open The Door OF Your Heart" after EMI went to such great lengths to secure UK right after Decca thought it was all the theirs to run with.. Decca's failure to dot the "I's" and cross the "T's" let slip one of EMI's contasted seller from 1966 to 1972 EMI constantly repressed and reissued to meet the demand this Twisted Wheel anthem had sparked..

But before you today is the FIRST BORN, very, very rare and such a flawless baby..

Condition Report

A truly stunning copy, two unblemished labels, immaculate vinyl, easily the finest copy we've ever encountered in memory. FLAWLESS condition, nobody will ever require an upgrade if they can secure ownership on this Northern Soul anthem.

A truly stunning copy, two unblemished labels, immaculate vinyl, easily the finest copy we've ever encountered in memory. FLAWLESS condition, nobody will ever require an upgrade if they can secure ownership on this Northern Soul anthem.

Wynder K. Frog - Turn On Your Lovelight / Zooming - Island

Wynder K. Frog

Turn On Your Lovelight / Zooming

Island: WI 280 (45s)

A seldom encountered 45 that drips with desirability from so many different angles.

The iconic six man MOD gathering of Wynder K. Frog featuring the keyboard wizardry of Mick Weaver. After a brief spell under the wings of Herbie Goins; his band were a driving onstage force who knew exactly how to serve up MOD delights with their cocktail of Hammond, Guitar, uncompromising percussion and and imposing saxophone (Chris Mercer). Later consolidated with "Green Door", now considered a MOD "Club Classic". But before you today is their debut 45 for the seminal Red & White Island label.

A brash rehash of Bobby Bland's Duke anthem, Weavers Hammond bludgeoning out an irresistible dance rhythm, whilst the other 5 guys throw their individual instruments into the mix of an unrelenting take of the Soul of Houston, Texas.
Flip it over and Mick Weaver and his "Frogs" perform his self composed "Zooming", a Bluesy, Jazz cocktail again highlighting the band's ease of delivery, as they seamlessly "Jam"

White Island's are right up there with the most collectable of all British 60's labels. Yes "Labels", that require to be spotless to the collector, sadly they are almost invariably sullied by written names, defaced to hide real identities or have suffered the MOD mid-sixties preference for the large hole centre, so out pops that precious 3 prong small hole essential..and the value is destroyed.

It's about condition, it's about it's elusiveness, it's about a magic era of '66 MOD, it's about those legendary Club sessions, this group did almost nightly .. but mostly it's about owning a 45 that evokes visions of an unrepeatable era of British music when MOD was King!

Condition Report

Astonishing condition, as close to MINT as you could ever dream of owning! Vinyls, labels are totally unblemished in any way and play perfect. 51 years old in time-machine condition. You nor I will ever come across a finer copy. A listing for the OCD about vinyl and labels.

Astonishing condition, as close to MINT as you could ever dream of owning! Vinyls, labels are totally unblemished in any way and play perfect. 51 years old in time-machine condition. You nor I will ever come across a finer copy. A listing for the OCD about vinyl and labels.

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Eric Monty Morris c/w Don Drummond - ThoseTreardrops / Ska Town - Blue Beat

Eric Monty Morris c/w Don Drummond

ThoseTreardrops / Ska Town

Blue Beat : bb 298 (45s)

One of the harder to acquire numbers in the series BB 289 seldom comes to market, perhaps because the a-side is out of context with what we know and love the Blue Beat catalog for. But Deep Soul fans will adore this recording, as the self-penned ballad unfolds towards a poignant and memorable saxophone solo of the highest calibre. Island Soul collectors will also warm to this simplistic journey into Carib-Soul.

Flip it over for a mid-60s display of exemplary musicianship from one the greatest trombonists on the planet. Yet another Don Drummond composition capturing the very essence of SKA drawing from "Arab" and other far off influences, he crafts a superlative instrumental where he reluctantly shows glimpses of the breath of his repertoire, instead unselfishly rolls out a silky, hauntingly compelling tune, as Don Drummond succeeds in his main-aim to crawl under your skin and make you itch for more..

A sign of genius, when the understated is more influential than a full on swagger..he was so capable of turning on at will..

A fantastic example of the man's unparalleked talent..

Condition Report

vinyl has some light surface marks, but barely a click to spoil to stirring recording. 4 prong die-cut centre is fully intact. both labels are free of any flaws. Listen and spy the scans.. of this earworm disc.

vinyl has some light surface marks, but barely a click to spoil to stirring recording. 4 prong die-cut centre is fully intact. both labels are free of any flaws. Listen and spy the scans.. of this earworm disc.

Willie Hutch - Love Runs Out / The Duck - Dunhill

Willie Hutch

Love Runs Out / The Duck

Dunhill: 4012 (45s)

Look, then listen..simply the greatest Northern Soul double-hit you could ever experience...

Absolutely NOTHING I can say, will have you any more excited than you already are..

A Northern Soul bucket list disc in it's irresistible clothes..

Condition Report

Black Stock copy of the greatest Northern Soul double sider ever made..the West Coast styrene press with some light surface marks.. I've just enjoyed reliving one of my top five all time favorites, checking carefully any stylus pops or ticks. The intro is clean and clear. Then an occasional mild pop can be heard if you can stop dancing for a moment and listen carefully. But it's musical brilliance comes through like a hurricane, then that sax break will have you forgetting those few ticks in the first part. But do listen carefully you will hear not a trace a stylus fatigue, as I believe this disc was a relatively recent USA acquisition, so bypassing the rigors of the Northern Soul circuit.<br /> Strap yourself in before you listen to the flipside..as "The Duck" is about to take flight, vinyl surface is in similar condition occasional background tick..drowned out by the maelstrom soulful onslaught <br /> <br /> Then view those labels scans, we suggest the guys take the laptop to your man cave, have some private time with hardcore vinyl porn... don't be embarrassed we've all been guilty... at some time or other..<br />

Black Stock copy of the greatest Northern Soul double sider ever made..the West Coast styrene press with some light surface marks.. I've just enjoyed reliving one of my top five all time favorites, checking carefully any stylus pops or ticks. The intro is clean and clear. Then an occasional mild pop can be heard if you can stop dancing for a moment and listen carefully. But it's musical brilliance comes through like a hurricane, then that sax break will have you forgetting those few ticks in the first part. But do listen carefully you will hear not a trace a stylus fatigue, as I believe this disc was a relatively recent USA acquisition, so bypassing the rigors of the Northern Soul circuit.
Strap yourself in before you listen to the flipside..as "The Duck" is about to take flight, vinyl surface is in similar condition occasional background tick..drowned out by the maelstrom soulful onslaught

Then view those labels scans, we suggest the guys take the laptop to your man cave, have some private time with hardcore vinyl porn... don't be embarrassed we've all been guilty... at some time or other..

Roland Alphonso - Nimble Foot / Love Is Stronger - Ska Beat

Roland Alphonso

Nimble Foot / Love Is Stronger

Ska Beat: jb 210 (45s)

A play perfect copy of this addictive SKA dancer...

A blend of inspiring horns and saxophone blast through a relentless SKA dance rhythm, melting into one of the finest instrumentals of the mid-60's, especially when that trombone solo fires into action..

Brilliant in it's contradictory swings back and forth from dark moody notes to uplifting soaring brass... a heady cocktail of instruments that bring about that compelling need to dance

SKA at it's most infectious..

Flip it over to enjoy the same level of musicianship, along with bubbling harmony vocals, it's another winner. Two great sides with "Nimble Foot" being one of the most compelling SKA performances ever.

Condition Report

3 prong center firmly in place, both labels are flawless. Vinyl is just a smidgen below Mint minus, 2 strong clean Ex + with just the mildst of hairline blemishes. Listen to the soundfile and prepare to be very impressed.

3 prong center firmly in place, both labels are flawless. Vinyl is just a smidgen below Mint minus, 2 strong clean Ex + with just the mildst of hairline blemishes. Listen to the soundfile and prepare to be very impressed.

Memphis Slim - My Gal Keeps Me Crying / Steppin' Out - Vee Jay

Memphis Slim

My Gal Keeps Me Crying / Steppin' Out

Vee Jay: VJ 330 (45s)

From one of the legends of Chicago Blues comes this original 1959 press - in clean condition.

Memphis Slim wrote both sides of this contrasting disc...Top side side gives up a classic style 50's Blues featuring sympathetic guitar riffs, haunting horns and a surprise saxophone intrusion, accompanied by Memphis Slim on the piano, the his richly gnarled voice comes back into play.

Flip it over for a wild Memphis Slim rocker, gliding through the piano keys, the saxophonist ups-his-game, and real attitude lifts off.. John Len Chatman elects not to sing on this session as the guitar break & Mr. Sax Man steal the show; but not to be out performed. Memphis Slim comes back in towards the end to manipulates the Ivory and the Quora reminding everybody of his consummate skill as a pianist..

Two impressive sides one unusually clean example..

Condition Report

Vinyl has a few very light hairlines, both sides plays loud clean and true, both label only flaw is mild surface storage rub (see scan) the burgundy is full rich only minuscule mild blemishes, free of stains, tears or writing.. It is a challenge to find 50's Chicago Blues 45s in any other condition than "fair" . These 45's were made to play, this copy an is uncommonly clean copy

Vinyl has a few very light hairlines, both sides plays loud clean and true, both label only flaw is mild surface storage rub (see scan) the burgundy is full rich only minuscule mild blemishes, free of stains, tears or writing.. It is a challenge to find 50's Chicago Blues 45s in any other condition than "fair" . These 45's were made to play, this copy an is uncommonly clean copy

Jimmy Davis - Take Back My Ring / Mister Wind - Cleopatra PROMO

Jimmy Davis

Take Back My Ring / Mister Wind

Cleopatra: C 101 DJ (45s)

Rare Miami, Florida ..

A snarling Teen Rocker peppered with wailing saxophone, take to the limits in a guitar/saxophone break. Jimmy Davis's insistent style echoes his determination to get his ring back, he doesn't sound like a man to say NO to. His attitude is rather aggressive for a pure Teener, but upscales it into Rockabilly territory.
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The flipside mellows slightly into a distilled Teen plea, back by Heavenly male choruses, whilst a more restrained saxophonist enriches the backing..Jimmy's muscular vocal is just as imposing. Making this a n interestingly rare double-sider.

Two strong sides, that seldom come up for sale, especially in this impeccable state.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels and vinyl to match. Just beautiful condition throughout.

Two perfect labels and vinyl to match. Just beautiful condition throughout.

Big Dee Irwin - You Satisfy My Needs - Rotate PROMO

Big Dee Irwin

You Satisfy My Needs / I Wanna Stay Right Here With You

Rotate: 851 DJ (45s)

From the desk of the dynamic writing duo of Pamela Sawyer & Lori Burton, boy they knew how to nail your heart to the wall. Such eloquent lyrics delivered by a blue-chip vocal....

Beat Ballad Heaven could not be more moving than this string-rich mid-tempo, endowed by a vocal so seamlessly powerful it send shivers through your body. Roy Glover's magnificent New York production is overflowing with inspiring instruments mingle into the perfect backdrop for this grandiose voice..

Beat Ballad Heaven at it's very finest, condition at it's most impeccable.. I just know I'm gonna regret auctioning this tune.. because I feel like I've just fell back in love, with this disc uplifting qualities..



Condition Report

Two flawless labels, near perfect vinyl, housed in it's birth sleeve... a sleeve contact blemish may be found, if you're prepare to work hard t find it on the B-side!

Two flawless labels, near perfect vinyl, housed in it's birth sleeve... a sleeve contact blemish may be found, if you're prepare to work hard t find it on the B-side!

Lester Sterling c/w Alva Lewis - Soul Voyage / Revelation - Doctor Bird DB 1107

Lester Sterling c/w Alva Lewis

Soul Voyage / Revelation

Doctor Bird: DB 1107 (45s)

One of the rare and sought 45's in this highly collectable series, in uncommon Excellent condition.

Skatalites horn player and Saxophone magician Lester Young flaunts his skills throughout this catchy SKA groove, peppered with moments extreme inspirational notes, fluttering like snowflakes on the grounded SKA rhythm.
"Soul Voyage" is one of the most addictive of a SKA journeys demanding more than one drop of the stylus ( I've just had 4 listens in a row.) it was that captivating for me.

So we flip it over for a haunting vocal from "Reggie" Lewis, a divine backdrop of young male harmony vocals to cradle what is a finely tuned effortless lead vocal, with the arrangement having moments of motivational Sax prompt, just a single noter poke that works so well..

Both sides of this rarely seen 45, showcase the unrivaled level of skill these old-school Jamaican musicians illustrated at will, during a relaxed jam.. utterly brilliant.

Condition Report

Fine clean vinyl just a few minuscle hairlines revealed under light, sad you can hear both sides play beautifully. The three prong small whole centre is firmly in place. 60's price of 3/6 neatly written bottom right hand.

Fine clean vinyl just a few minuscle hairlines revealed under light, sad you can hear both sides play beautifully. The three prong small whole centre is firmly in place. 60's price of 3/6 neatly written bottom right hand.

Pattie La Donn - Friends And Lovers / Hot Line - Joe DU 23

Pattie La Donn

Friends And Lovers / Hot Line

Joe: DU 23 (45s)

Very RARE! 1969 UK press

Featuring the obscure talents of Pattie La Donn, sweet vocals meandering through a D.I.Y. Joe Mansano production, the sultry Pattie's sweet vocal is bolstered by an uncredited male voice doing an answer duet as the song progresses. Shimmering in it's simple approach, you'll find it working it's charm on you.

Flip it over for the "value" recording on this 45; When Joe discards the Sister vocal, to whip up a quiet-storm with his session guys... and Joe's All Stars don't let us down, serving us a fabulous display of musicianship. The gathering deliver real-deal Reggae, "Hot Line" instantly serving an opportunity for a "Skank" to an infectious trombone in the style of Emanuel "Rico" Rodriguez, there is so little information on the label I personally can't be sure it's the great "Rico" but hey, it is certainly accomplished enough to be so.

This is a flipside, an impromptu gathering and you can feel to fun they are having, snugly knitting Reggae rhythms embellish with a delicious Trombone, understated steel drums and measure guitar riff.. it all spell dance.. and the label spell RARE & Obscure!

Condition Report

Both vinyls have fine surface hairlines, plenty of original gloss, but as you will hear both plays clean and clear. Original push-out center has been removed. Flipside label has a discreet # and initial on it (see scan)

Both vinyls have fine surface hairlines, plenty of original gloss, but as you will hear both plays clean and clear. Original push-out center has been removed. Flipside label has a discreet # and initial on it (see scan)

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Neo Experience - Human - Sahara

Neo Experience

Human / God Make My World

Sahara: 88701 (45s)

The elusive highly sought after FIRST and superior mix of this Philadelphia masterpiece..

Leo Mitchell transforms Tommy Hunt's classic 60's song into a Philly dancer of huge quality. A dancefloor arm-raiser bristling with presence and class. David Simmons on lead vocal turns in a gigantic performance cradled by a rich Philly string section the combination whips up a gentle storm that ends up up being a hurricane of Soul, as it climbs through stages of awesomeness to a unsurpassed climax as David Simmons hits, holds and delivers jaw-dropping notes, saturated in real emotion.

This is one of my personal favourite tunes, I'll never grow tired of experiencing. Such a powerful performance glued by heavenly girl choruses, a full orchestra and a lead vocal that in parts defies description..

A stand alone top-tune that always receives a ripple of applause on the last note.

Remember this is the rare FIRST and far better mix.. thsat leaves the other version way behind..

This is the one to own.. if you can.

Condition Report

Two perfect yellow labels, the top quality vinyl has been cherished and reveals hardly a blemish. Fabulous Mint minus condition throughout

Two perfect yellow labels, the top quality vinyl has been cherished and reveals hardly a blemish. Fabulous Mint minus condition throughout

Kool Blues - Can We Try Again / I Want To Be Ready - Capsoul 30

Kool Blues

Can We Try Love Again / I Want To Be Ready

Capsoul: CS 30 (45s)

With Soul about to enter it's death-throws, as Disco was lurking just around the corner. The guys at Capsoul, Columbus, Ohio craft an magnificent slab of pure vocal-group Northern Soul Crossover ..

Currently receiving the backing from top-jocks around Europe, this A-list example of contagious of local Soul gives up some delicious lead-vocal switching, laced through a twitchy two guitar rhythms of plectrum unison... unfolds as a tight crochet of real-deal Soul, that almost defies it's street-level origins.

I'm a huge admirer of the vocal group sound The Dells, The Dramatics, The Manhattans so very silky smooth with their impeccable delivery. But my real love is local gatherings matching the skills of thier peers, whilst preserving their roots, giving up distilled Soul with an edge that retains a purity some of the major record companies lose in the studio trying to attain perfection..

These 3 lead vocals just pierce your heart with their individualism, that then effortlessly flows back into team harmony..

What I'm attempting to say this tune is utterly awesome, saturated in simplistic brilliance... ad dance-floor dynamism!

Whilst the flipside is a heart-melting "I Wanna Be Ready When The Hurt Comes My Way"

TOO MUCH SOUL FOR ONE MAN TO TAKE!!!

Condition Report

Two perfect labels (see scans). Vinyl is mostly Mint -, two feeble surface marks on the A-side vinyl too mild to show on the stylus, and a solitary one on the flipside play Mint, we've graded the vinyl Ex +.

Two perfect labels (see scans). Vinyl is mostly Mint -, two feeble surface marks on the A-side vinyl too mild to show on the stylus, and a solitary one on the flipside play Mint, we've graded the vinyl Ex +.

Bernie Moore - Which Way To Turn / I'm Still A Lonely Soldier - Lark

Bernie Moore

Which Way To Turn / I'm Still A Lonely Soldier

Lark: 103 (45s)

Let's get serious..

Rarest Of The Rare Detroit Northern Soul one side and one of the greatest Carib Soul Ballads ever created on the flipside

Two sides to die for, and only a handful people on Planet Earth own a copy of this 45 that gives-up pure undiluted Soul quality on both sides..

Let's visit the A-side first. An emotional vocal with that slight crack at the back of his throat that transforms his diction, from a plea to on-your-knees-beseeching, perspiring palpable Soul on every note. But being Detroit, it had to have those gliding girl group voices cradling his every word.. then comes the compelling break of rattling drums and hand-claps, then enters the saxophonist and an inventive Harp pluck or two.. this is a recording that contradicts it's humble street level beginnings.. local indie Detroit again proving the wealth of talent on the streets of the Motor City.. one helluva slab of proper Northern Soul with a rarity pedigree second to none..

If you thought that side was good.. just listen to the flip..and weep

A soaring group harmony, gives way to an imploring man, anchored by anguish as the celestial girl and vibes try to inject a uplifting flow, that may take your mind of his tortured heart..
Beat Ballad Paradise as he convincing us war has robbed his chance of love..

Was he a soldier on leave, when he recorded this masterpiece, did he go back to Vietnam? Bernie makes it all so very real, with a passionate delivery of his emotions.
Only truly awesome records motivate you to say I don't really think I'm worthy of reviewing such sincere misery..

THIS IS ONE OF THE GREATEST SOUL RECORDS I've ever heard, it has swallowed me whole, I'm now engulfed in this "soldiers" hopeless situation...

Condition Report

STOCK COPY no DJ stamping on either label. very light h2o splash on the a-side label (text unaffected) a couple of light spots on b-side label (see scans). Press in highly quality vinyl and supremely mastered, there are a few mild hairlines to see, but both sides play PERFECT check out the two sound-files. I know like me you'll will be blown away.. both sides play Mint visually Ex. All the correct matrix markings to validate it's Detroit origins.

STOCK COPY no DJ stamping on either label. very light h2o splash on the a-side label (text unaffected) a couple of light spots on b-side label (see scans). Press in highly quality vinyl and supremely mastered, there are a few mild hairlines to see, but both sides play PERFECT check out the two sound-files. I know like me you'll will be blown away.. both sides play Mint visually Ex. All the correct matrix markings to validate it's Detroit origins.

David Bowie - Sorrow / Amsterdam - UK RCA 2424 Promo

David Bowie

Sorrow / Amsterdam

RCA: RCA 2424 DJ (45s)

A flawless 28th of September 1973 British Demo copy, still in it's birth sleeve..

Is there a better investment in rock & pop vinyl at this moment than rare David Bowie?

There probably isn't if you can acquire it in clean condition..

Noting that both labels are unblemished, four prong die-cut center is fully intact.

Vinyl reveals only the finest of storage blemishes, play clean strong clear, listen to Bowie at his moodiest.

What will it be worth in 10 years time..





Condition Report

as described above.Vinyl Ex + / Ex + labels Mint - / Mint - . RCA sleeve Mint -

as described above.Vinyl Ex + / Ex + labels Mint - / Mint - . RCA sleeve Mint -

Twisted Wheel 21st. of November 1969 Mail shot..

Twisted Wheel

Twisted Wheel 21st. of November 1969 Mail shot.. / Percy Sledge Live, Twisted Wheel Club member event card, the original envelope, the Twisted Wheel Event flyer for October, November, December 1969

Twisted Wheel: Twisted Wheel 21st. of November 1969 Mail shot.. (Magazine)

Twisted Wheel club member mailshot!

Complete with the original franked envelope dated 21st. of November 1969 all in the exact condition it was when first opened, returned to the inside of the envelope and kept in a drawer for nearly 50 years..

This Twisted Wheel time-capsule includes the October, November & December Soul act lineup.. it reads like a tempting array of classic Soul artists. Noting back in 1969 the DJ names never got a mention.

A black & white Percy Sledge Live poster + the rarest item in this stunning package is the 1969 Club fold over card with the forthcoming attractions inside..

Northern Soul memorabilia does not get any more historic than this, an iconic club's mail shot still in the same condition it was mailed out in

I'd rate these as Museum pieces in the Northern Soul hall of fame building... yet to be built.


Condition Report

Flawless in every way, taken straight out of the very envelope it was mailed in, the larger posters obviously have light creases which we can iron smooth if you wish but we thought for authenticity it looks fantastic to see the folds of 48 years ago..

Flawless in every way, taken straight out of the very envelope it was mailed in, the larger posters obviously have light creases which we can iron smooth if you wish but we thought for authenticity it looks fantastic to see the folds of 48 years ago..

Soul Collectors # 2 & # 3

Collectors Soul # 2 and # 3

Collectors Soul # 2 and # 3

Collectors Soul : Collectors Soul (Magazine)

Out of all the "bedroom publishing" fanzine surrounding Soul Music this short lived 1970 project priced at a meager 2 shillings, is self publication at it's rarest. I've never seen # 1 but am most please to witness for the first time # 2 & # 3.

Gloucestershire based this "Brockworth" enterprise was a mix of Soul vinyl & artists information and a platform to sell records from. Editor A. R. Berry would charged 1 shilling and 6 pence for you list your records for sale. This listing mae very interesting reading. As does a story on The Invitations, The Bandwagon, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye etc. Letters to the editor capture the mood of 1970 completely.

A discography on Major Lance already establish a Soul hero, two years before his legendary "Torch" appearance..

# 3 had expanded it's contributions base, addinng Jim Wilson, T. Capper, Fred Benson etc to their team. Bios on The Capitols, Marvelettes, Msarvin Gaye (again)

Condition Report

Excellent condition throughout, no tears, rips or writing

Excellent condition throughout, no tears, rips or writing

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Patrice Holloway - Love And Desire / Ecstasy - UK Capitol Demo

Patrice Holloway

Love And Desire / Ecstasy

Capitol: CL15484 (45s)

The sound of 1966 Los Angeles Sister Soul served up by ex-Motown starlet Patrice Holloway.

Brenda's sister eclipses some of Motown's own with this Page brothers production. Billy "In Crowd" Page and brother Gene between them have created some of Northern Soul's most memorable recordings, this session certainly giving birth to not one but two killer Motownesque NS dancers. That of course graced the groundbreaking turntables of The Twisted Wheel and went on to blossom into one of Britain's most-wanted Soul 45's.

Patrice's much deliberated short stay over at Motown, the premature curtailment of her Motor City career certainly never had anything to do with her voice.. just like her sister Brenda, Patrice sung like an Angel. Perfect diction, timing and expression, featured on all her too few recordings, for such an exceptional voice..

This 45 gives up two stunning Northern Soul dancers which are just as good as each other. It matters not a jot which side you drop the arm on, this is a DJ pick that requires no thought , both sides saturated in the Northern Soul sound... so don't miss this 45 rarest most gorgeous form - the British Red & White Demo!

Condition Report

vinyl has full gloss, there is a small "crescent" shaped mark on the a-side which does not affect play. B-side vinyl reveals a few light hairlines under strong light. Both sides play totally clean (listen) to the impressive dounle sound file from this disc. A-side Red "A" label has a faded almost invisible 31 on the label just above the NOT FOR SALE text (see scan) center hole has light wear. A red & white vision, giving up just the best girl Northern Soul possible.

vinyl has full gloss, there is a small "crescent" shaped mark on the a-side which does not affect play. B-side vinyl reveals a few light hairlines under strong light. Both sides play totally clean (listen) to the impressive dounle sound file from this disc. A-side Red "A" label has a faded almost invisible 31 on the label just above the NOT FOR SALE text (see scan) center hole has light wear. A red & white vision, giving up just the best girl Northern Soul possible.

Teacher's Pet - Missing Person / Tug Of Love - no label name

Teacher's Pet

Missing Person / Tug Of Love

TP: 001 ps (45s)

Very rare and highly sought after 1980 British indie from this 4 man, one girl gathering.

Both sides of this New Wave/Punk Rocker feature exemplary guitar work and strong vocals from John Austen & Dik Tokarski, with Annie Austin adding the contrasting sweet girl voice, resulting in a blend of seamless and impressive New Wave/ Punk/Rock whichever side you drop the needle on.

This is high quality indie music, that has left me wondering where did this talented assemblage actually end up. Besides writing their own songs; They are vocally tight, delivering potent in-your-face rhythms driven by youthful attitude & desire..
This has over the years turned this 45, into something of a cult item and rarely come up for sale.

This is an indie as it gets, no label name, little info of where it originated, the back cover reveals the names of these five gifted musicians, that sadly only seemed to have recorded this one single.








Condition Report

Flawless vinyl, perfect labels, the rarely attached picture cover is free of any flaw, just a little browning over the years of careful filing.

Flawless vinyl, perfect labels, the rarely attached picture cover is free of any flaw, just a little browning over the years of careful filing.

Home Of The Blues # 8

Home Of The Blues # 8

Home Of The Blues # 8 / March 1967 edition

Contempo: 8 (MAG)

RARE and fully 50 years old and looking virtually flawless!

24 glossy pages, purple text # 8 edition to the forerunner of the legendary Blues & Soul magazine.

Black and white Soul artist FULL PAGE pictures of: Billy Stewart, Little Richard, Howard Tate, The Soul Sisters,

Live reviews of The Soul Sisters at All Star Cub in London & The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Live Review of Alvin Cash & The Crawlers - Tiles Club, London

Review and biography of Prince Harold

The usual R&B charts, UK & USA. 45 and Album reviews

Some spectacular old Record Company and Record Shop adverts, full back page of the icon EMI "SOUL SUPPLY" LP releases. Full page advert for the Soul City Shop

and much more, making # 8 in the series arguably the most interesting issue of all those highly coveted early A5 Home Of The Blues & Bluesw & Soul..

and this listing is in the finest condition of any of the early edition, we've ever witness

Condition Report

Astonishing condition with the only signs of human contact 8 ticks on the 90 chart listings, presumably to "buy" reminders or already own. Adds authenticity to one very careful owner. One minuscule corner top crease bottom right. Otherwise MINT.

Astonishing condition with the only signs of human contact 8 ticks on the 90 chart listings, presumably to "buy" reminders or already own. Adds authenticity to one very careful owner. One minuscule corner top crease bottom right. Otherwise MINT.

Inuz Moore - Trouble / If It Ain't One Thing It's Another  - Gardin

Inuz Moore

Trouble / If It Ain't One Thing It's Another

Gardin: 501 (45s)

A drop of the real-stuff for those of you seeking the really obscure 45's. Northern Soul fans will adore the "Trouble" side, whilst R&B devotees will be more drawn to flipside, for an excellent jumpin' R&B growler from Bluesman Inuz.

This disc is as obscure as they come, I'm suspecting a Los Angeles area, early 60's session but have certain no certain idea; as the only two 45's I've ever encountered on the Gardin label were both by Inuz Moore and neither has any label or deadwax info to investigate. This is how we all like our offerings, interesting, mystifying, dark and curious. But this 45 is so much more than just rare! Both sides offer the DJ muscular 60's dancefloor ammunition, both differing in styles but both sodden in what it takes to keep 'em on the floor..and get the collector peering over the decks...

Trouble is an insistent hunk of proper Northern Soul, Inuz Moore never for a moment easing off the peddle, as it's momentum gathers even more power as he snarls out his troubled thoughts into the relentless arrangement..

Flip it over and Inuz again is full up with resentment, despair and anger..the R&B production is perfect for him let it all go.. in a tirade of "If It Ain't One Thing It's Another" fabulous R&B juggernaut that not only compliments the A-side it also equals it for dancefloor destruction.

Two bulldozers waiting for the right gig to just rip it up... p[potential for either side is HUGE!

Condition Report

Not a blemish on either of these two fine clean and utterly obscure labels. Vinyl is equally clean M- / M - throughout.

Not a blemish on either of these two fine clean and utterly obscure labels. Vinyl is equally clean M- / M - throughout.

John Parker - A Big Mistake / Just a Thing Called Love - Brunswick

John Parker

A Big Mistake / Just a Thing Called Love

Brunswick: 55427 (45s)

A rarely encountered and gorgeous "sample" BLACK stock copy housed in the correct Brunswick sleeve.

Here's a record shrouded in mystery, the writer and the producer seem to only have this 45 credited to them (maybe a pseudonym) because both sides offer up such high quality Soul that surely this can't be Samuel Stewart's first attempt at making a record, and John Parker could be anybody off a long list of John Parker's involved in music, one thing we do know for certainly it is not the respected British Soul collector / DJ John Parker... as there's no hint of a North Of England accent in those touching lyrics

It may be steeped in obscurity and present us with vinyl conundrum, but isn't that how we all like it...

Because this John Parker delivers a vocal delicacy, that surely could only be served up by a seasoned Soul man. Likewise those sympathetic horns could only have been directed by a talented producer.. "A Big Mistake" for me is one of the finest "Sunday Chill Out" candidates on the circuit at this moment. That's why any copies were snapped up a long since. To hear Soulful quality of this level is not an every day occurrence! A mood-changing delight, that digs deep into your senses drawing out those emotions that shaped you as a Soul Guy/Girl in the first place...ideal for Carib Soul, Feed Your Soul, Horse and Groom, Tuff Love, Diggin' Deeper etc. are all illuminated by this style of Pure Soul..

In contrast the flipside, in an upbeat slab of Northern Soul again all the better for those blasting horns, that takes on a more "Latin" stance as that expressive vocal ups the pace, for a solid dancer dripping in charm..

So who are you Mr. John Parker, and who is Samuel Stewart? There is no way Soul of this calibre is created by "beginners" ... is there?





Condition Report

Those seldom seen BLACK labels; the side we lead with has a "Sample" sticker on it, flipside carries an X (see scans). Vinyl has a couple of faint surface brushes (one each side) neither affecting play. So close to Mint - (sound is Mint) A mighty clean copy inside the correct Brunswick sleeve. A beautiful looking 45.

Those seldom seen BLACK labels; the side we lead with has a "Sample" sticker on it, flipside carries an X (see scans). Vinyl has a couple of faint surface brushes (one each side) neither affecting play. So close to Mint - (sound is Mint) A mighty clean copy inside the correct Brunswick sleeve. A beautiful looking 45.

Billy Lee Riley - Red Hot / Pearly Lee - Sun 277

Billy Riley

Red Hot / Pearly Lee

Sun: 277 (45s)

A spectacular 1957 original press - heavy-duty vinyl with a etched in 45-U-264 matrix between 2nd and 3rd turn of the 17.50mm 3 turn deadwax FIRST PRESS

Billy Lee Riley vocal sounding whiskey-worn, nicotine coated, give up a penetrating growl as he delivers that indestructible phrase "My Girl Is Red Hot" and the in house Sun band the "Little Green Men" reply with the put-down answer "Your Girl Girl Ain't Doodley Squat" . The Little Green Men (a name reflection of the era when Martian and space were part of the USA consciousnesses) provide the relentless rhythms for Billy Lee Riley's snarl to rebound off. The a-side gives up two insane guitar breaks and a crazed Jerry Lee Lewis style piano assult; with the flipside another fine Memphis Rocker, bridged by some driving Marty Willis saxophone interventions..

The Little Green Men Sam Phillips assembled session guys who were considered "the Sun house band" and responsible for so much energy emitted in that fabled studio also included of Jerry Lee Lewis (no embarking on a solo career in 1957, which was said to have halted Billy Lee Riley's route to stardom and more hits) Jimmy Van Eaton on drums, Jimmy Wilson on Piano, Roland James on guitar. With Billy Lee Riley a skilled harmonica play the studio was bound to Rock!

If you ever needed a quintessential SUN session to reflect it's powerful presence in the world of Rock & Roll there's not many better examples than this raucous runaway recording..

Condition Report

in 2017 the condition of this Rockabilly anthem is absolutely beautiful. Both yellow labels are unblemished, no writing, stains, tears or any other notable flaw. AS-side vinyl is near Mint minus, just one very mild/brief surface blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl is Mint minus. in 2017 to acquire this classic at this condition level is super challenging.

in 2017 the condition of this Rockabilly anthem is absolutely beautiful. Both yellow labels are unblemished, no writing, stains, tears or any other notable flaw. AS-side vinyl is near Mint minus, just one very mild/brief surface blemish not affecting play, flipside vinyl is Mint minus. in 2017 to acquire this classic at this condition level is super challenging.

Joyce Bond - This Train / Not So With Me - Island WIP 6018

Joyce Bond

This Train / Not So With Me

Island: Wip 6018 (45s)

An impeccable 1967 UK press still in birth-sleeve.

An excellent example of the swinging 60's sound, so very MOD, with Harry Palmer fusing a strong Horn & Hammond arrangement for our "Do The Teasy" girl to sashay through, decorated with "Carnaby" girl-chorus chirpy away in glorious 60's enthusiasm. Sparking flashbacks to those great British movies set into the "Mod" era; Up The Junction, Blow Up, Billy Liar, Georgy Girl etc. If ever a British song triggered thoughts of Carnaby Street, Union Jack Mini's, Lambrattas, white hats and mop haircuts, listening to this does the time machine journey for me..

Flip it over for more of the same nostalgia prompts of the 60's Brit culture of Pop-art, Psychedelia, Ska, Soul and amphetamine fueled night clubs, Harry Palmer & Stan Butcher capture that time on this disc..

so very hard ti find in this sparkling condition

Condition Report

A fabulous example just a couple of light hairlines not affecting otherwise Mint minus. Two perfect 3 prong pink labels housed in their borth sleeve. THis copy we suspect has been cocooned in a collection because any blemished on the play surface are just fine sleeve brush marks. This 45 in this sparkling condition, seldom surfaces for sale.

A fabulous example just a couple of light hairlines not affecting otherwise Mint minus. Two perfect 3 prong pink labels housed in their borth sleeve. THis copy we suspect has been cocooned in a collection because any blemished on the play surface are just fine sleeve brush marks. This 45 in this sparkling condition, seldom surfaces for sale.

Tommy & The Derby's

Tommy and The Derby's

Don't Play The Role / Handy Andy

Swing: 1001 (45s)

In distinguished velvety voice of Tommy Tate always captures attention but when it is presented through his most-wanted 45, the pulse races..

Butch's former cover-up still sends shivers of pleasure through your being, the imaginative intro, those soaring girl choruses are an exquisite backdrop for Tommy to lace his superior vocal through...a gently rising production that grabs you by the neck, dragging you to the dancefloor to be immerse in superior Northern Soul.

Rattling piano, orgasmic girl deliver one of the most effective girl choruses ever, and then it builds to a most marvelous crescendo towards the end, leaving you elated at it's perfectness.

Just a piano and Tommy Tate's purring would be enough to send in into another world, but this recording is drenched in "Northern Soul Moments" of brilliance..

It has everything you desire in a NS great, expect your ownership..



Condition Report

Nice gloss, some light hairlines under light, a solitary turntable retrieve surface mark from a hasty fingernail, just cosmetic, NOT affecting play. Check the irresistibly sound-file lifted from this disc. Labels are free of writing, stain, tears just carries expected surface blemishes for it's age (see scans)

Nice gloss, some light hairlines under light, a solitary turntable retrieve surface mark from a hasty fingernail, just cosmetic, NOT affecting play. Check the irresistibly sound-file lifted from this disc. Labels are free of writing, stain, tears just carries expected surface blemishes for it's age (see scans)

GRAPEVINE the complete British Collection

Various Artists

The Complete UK Grapevine Collection / 47 x 7" 3 x LPs

Grapevine: 26001 (7")

For the FIRST time ever on this auction arena, here are the entire GRP series 47 Grapevine singles, fully 24 of them DEMO copies, not the stickered promo's but real-deal DEMO copies with DEMO labels and as a bonus all of the 3 Grapevines albums.

DEMO release #'s are: # 100, 104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 112 with picture cover, 113, 114, 116, 117, 120, 121,126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 133, 134, 135, 139, 142, 144,

The remainder are fine clean copies, at least Ex+ to Mint 45's vinyl, with no label defects of any of this listing.

Wow! individually the most wanted Northern Soul UK releases ever! Collectively a lifetimes work to amass every single item, of this now iconic RCA late 70's vehicle for Northern Soul classic rarities.

A collection nobody under normal circumstances would ever part with, and unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

Condition Report

All discs are a least Ex + play surfaces. Every label A side and B-side is defect free, no writing, no centres missing, no tears, no stains. A eye-catching collection, a pulse racing gathering of all that was good in Northern Soul at the end of the 70's.<br /> <br /> Three albums are there, again in fine clean ex condition throughout, except for the cover of the one has light wear to top

All discs are a least Ex + play surfaces. Every label A side and B-side is defect free, no writing, no centres missing, no tears, no stains. A eye-catching collection, a pulse racing gathering of all that was good in Northern Soul at the end of the 70's.

Three albums are there, again in fine clean ex condition throughout, except for the cover of the one has light wear to top

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