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Check out the Rare Soulman vinyl auction for all the best bargains available online. Be sure to check the closing date and time for each record to ensure you don’t miss out on the best bids. Our auction stock dramatically changes, with an emphasis on the rarely seen and high-quality conditions. Final prices vary from as little as £20 to as much as £6,000 and beyond. Whether it’s soul records or rock & pop vinyl, find the perfect additions to your collection in best possible condition.

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JIm Reeves - The Bimbo Boy vol. 2 / 1955 UK gold London - London REU 1033

Jim Reeves

The Bimbo Boy vol. 2 / 1955 UK gold London

London: REU 1033 (EP)

Anybody who have ever gone out diggin' for records will tell, it certainly seems Jim Reeves sold more records in England than any other artist. Hoids album and 45's are everywhere, but not this off the scale rare EP. Here is his December 1955 JIm Reeves "The Bimbo Boy" UK tri-centre gold London EP. Made back in the days when EP covers didn't have inviting pictures of the artist. This was Jim's first EP in the UK before his face was the most familiar image of all artists in record bins across the UK. His 2nd EP after eight gold label singles. London / Decca were determined to make this country western warbler a star. Which of course he became.

Track listing
1. The Wilder Your Heart Beats The Sweeter You Love
2. Where Does A Broken Heart Go
became his next gold London single

3. Drinking Tequila
4. Red Eyed And Rowdy
that pairing come from a previous 45 release. Poor release planning ended in this EP selling little or nothing, today considered an extremely tough one to acquire. The one listed on 45cat is this exact same copy.

Condition Report

Label has a fades A on the a-side label, flip-side label is clean, tri-centre fully intact. Vinyl is beautifully clean, revealing just a few hairlines under light. as you will hear it plays crisp and clean. strong clean Ex+. THe EP cover has wear to the edges, previous tape strengthening in a previous part of its life (see images) writing on back cover, you will maybe notice the EP is the same exact one listed on 45cat from the famous David McKee collection.

Label has a fades A on the a-side label, flip-side label is clean, tri-centre fully intact. Vinyl is beautifully clean, revealing just a few hairlines under light. as you will hear it plays crisp and clean. strong clean Ex+. THe EP cover has wear to the edges, previous tape strengthening in a previous part of its life (see images) writing on back cover, you will maybe notice the EP is the same exact one listed on 45cat from the famous David McKee collection.

Sequins - Try My Love / He's Gonna Break Your Heart - Detroit Sound 503

Sequins

Try My Love / He's Gonna Break Your Heart

The Detroit Sound: 503 (45s)

Real-deal sizzling-sister Detroit! a 1964 girl-group project involving some of the most creative street-level personnel, the Avenues the Motor City had to offer.

Both sides written from the inspiration garnered by Richard Brooks during his 4 years with "The Impressions".With the hard working arranger and label owner (Puff) Mr. T. J. Fowler adding his weight to the session. T. J. summons up a thwacking percussion intro, that collides headlong into honkin' horns. Carrrying this trio of debutantes, from one squealing peak to another. Hard-hitting high-octane classic style Northern Soul at it's persuasive.

"Try My Love" ? who could have ever refused...

This was the only 45 the three girls Brenda Knight, Merlene Druskell, Brenda Roland released for this aptly named MIchigan label. Before teaming up with Arenita Walker forming the Lollipops and coming under Barne Duke Browner's wing releasing some killer Motown-esque 45s under the "Duke's" guidance. For release on Impact and later Motown itself on the V.I.P. label.

Strap yourself in, before unleashing this cage of demanding lionesses...

RARE and essential Niter DJ box fuel.






Condition Report

X X on DJ rubber-stamped labels, vinyl has multiple surface marks, but apart from a few dull background clicks at the beginning, it plays crisp, sharp, loud and true. Listen to the soundfile lifted direct from this extreemeky rare record.

X X on DJ rubber-stamped labels, vinyl has multiple surface marks, but apart from a few dull background clicks at the beginning, it plays crisp, sharp, loud and true. Listen to the soundfile lifted direct from this extreemeky rare record.

Nora Dean / Keith - Greedy Boy / Please Stay - Gas 165

Nora Dean / Keith

Greedy Boy / Please Stay

Gas : 165 (45s)

A spectacular copy of this sought-after "Naughty" Skinhead Reggae from one of Jamaica's crown princesses of song.

Primitive keyboard pulses lay down a flowing backdrop for Nora's young girl vocal style. Her sugary withering absolutely ideally suited for this risque performance. With her charismatic singing pulling you into her web of desire; painting a picture of a tired over-seduced girl, without ever crossing the lines of decency. Close to the edge without going too far, as the suggestive lyrics become sensual and you're hooked into her sultry magnetism.

FABULOUIS X-rated Reggae of tghe highest order.

Flip it over for Keith uplifts the classic " Baccarach and David" ballad into a feelgood dancer...

Two killer sides, in spectacular rare condition!

You'll not see another super-clean copy like this... any time soon.

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss mint minus as good as it get vinyl.

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss mint minus as good as it get vinyl.

Bob Relf - Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful - Trans-American TA 0010

Bob Relf

Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful

Trans-American : TA 0010 (45s)

Legendary Northern Soul that will catapult any Northern Soul senior back to his wonder-years. Triggering such powerful images euphoric recall, they are energized into alighting the dancefloor no matter how creaky their joints maybe.. they are 17 years old again and about to be enslaved to a life of Northern Soul. Chasing that "dragon" of spine-tingling moments that only records of this calibre can induce.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL !! presented here in its rarest, first press format. The most sought after "yellow" authentic original!

Go on get ready to relive you "Torch" dancefloor moment after that irresistible intro, a swirling torrent of strings pull you back in time. Shrill girl-group choruses rings through... Bob Relf's seasoned singing, penetrates your senses..his now iconic reflection on his girlfriend's apathy, chartering you back though the waters of your much yearned for youth..

the memorable spoken break...

"Girl I'm Gonna Have To Put You Down...
I'm So Tired Of Being Messed Around ...
Baby I Told You A Long, Long Time Ago...
You keep blowing my mind...
I'm Gonna Have To Let You Go ...
Baby You Just Wouldn't Let Me Be Your Man ...

Then Boom! Lift off! the those pulsating dance rhythms crash straight back into your face..

I don't mind admitting today that the at first rejected "spoken interlude has just brought tears to my eyes..." so powerful a memory-bolt this song is.

So memorable it hurts...leaving me to have yet one more play before it carefully gets re-sleeved.

PS the flipside is awesome also.. "Girl, You're My Kind Of Wonderful" a top tune in the eyes of many DJ and collectors.

Condition Report

Two bright, crisp unblemished "yellow" labels

Two bright, crisp unblemished "yellow" labels

Ike & Tina Turner - Dust My Broom / I'm Hooked - H. M. V. POP 1583 DJ

Ike & Tina Turner

Dust My Broom / I'm Hooked

H. M. V. : POP 1583 DJ (45s)

A stunningly clean 1966 green and white "Soul Supply" demo of a "Twisted Wheel" anthem that has sailed through 50 years of Northern Soul dancefloor applause and is triggering the bar to floor dash, to find a little space to express yourself.

A timeless classic the from the most impressive R&B male/ female coupling of all time. Written by Ike & Tina themselves released on Ray Charles's black artist dedicated label Tangerine.

Through EMI's "Soul Supply" logo it soon came to the attention of MOD allnight clubs, to rise up to become a dancers favourite that lasted decades.

Present here in by far its most desirable form, in dream condition - resist if you can.

Condition Report

two clean promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl with hardly a blemish, a top mint minus copy, still housed in birth-sleeve.

two clean promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl with hardly a blemish, a top mint minus copy, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Earl Van Dyke - Soul Stomp / 4 track 1965 French EP - Tamla Motown TMEF 501

Earl Van Dyke and the Soul Brothers

Soul Stomp / 4 track 1965 French EP

Tamla Motown : TMEF 501 (EP)

Beyond Cool cover - but also gives up a totally different tale of "All For You" listen and prepare to be excited!

Hitsville's invasion of Europe swrept across France just as much as it did the United Kingdom. As in many things France again outguns the UK in quality, artistry and presentation; it's not just fashion, food and drink the the French pip us at the post with. With Tamla Motown EP's and album they lap us a few times over.

Before you today is one of my very favorites in the unsurpassed Tamla Motown EP series. Early Van Dyke's stoic pose in Jazz garb almost upstages the 4 killer tracks this EP gives up. It is the only EP the Earl ever had released and its sleeve art is stunning!

Just like EMI Great Britain promoted this tour band leader. So it was the same in France when in in the Spring of 1965 prior to the 'Motown Revue' France tour, appearing at the now historical event at Paris’ Olympia Theatre on 13 April 1965, this and a few other EP's hit the shops. As in the UK Earl Van Dyke was a comparative "unknown" and sold the least of those EP's released in late march 1965. Considered by most as the rarest in this iconic series.

Look, listen and resist if you can.

Condition Report

two clean red labels, strong gloss on vinyl, revealing hardly a blemish, as you will hear both sides play clean. Picture cover front is clean, light crease bottom right hand (see images). Back cover is clean other than a rubber stamping SOLDE, soft bottom seam storage rub in the middle. Re-order tag has been removed. really neat example on arguably the most eye-catching artwork on a Motown cover. I love It!

two clean red labels, strong gloss on vinyl, revealing hardly a blemish, as you will hear both sides play clean. Picture cover front is clean, light crease bottom right hand (see images). Back cover is clean other than a rubber stamping SOLDE, soft bottom seam storage rub in the middle. Re-order tag has been removed. really neat example on arguably the most eye-catching artwork on a Motown cover. I love It!

Jerry Butler - Moody Woman / Go Away - Find Yourself - Mercury MF 1122 DJ + promo letter

Jerry Butler

Moody Woman / Go Away - Find Yourself

Mercury : MF 1122 DJ + promo letter (45s)

Chicago goes to Philadelphia!

Jerry Butler's most important Northern Soul record in it rarest form, complete with the original UK Mercury mailshot, on 8 1/4" by 10 3/4" letter headed promo letter. An impressively rare coupling...

Take one of the world's most gifted Soul singers, put him in the same studio with the up and coming team that built "The Sound Of Philadelphia" you find yourself wrapped in the charms of 2 Soul recordings to-die-for.

Jerry Butler's composition enhanced by the co-writing of Kenny Gamble & Thom Bell; arranged by Bobby Martin & Thom Bell; produced by Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff crafted one of Northern Sou's best-loved dancefloor favourites. The instantly attention seeking vibraphone intro falls away leaving a seamless Northern Soul dancer, benefiting from Jerry's silky expressive vocal delivery, supported by girl group flurries. As the vibes continue to drive the session, a team of violins zip everything uptight in snowballing production that just bowls you over, with its understated charisma that has held this classic NS 45 aloft for more that 5 decades,

The flipside, a fo=avourite of the writer, is a vocal group assisted gem, an overlooked ballad of infinite charm and quality, distilled class!

Two exquisite sides constructed by the top boys of the Soul music industry, presented here its complete and rarest form. A sparkling red & white demo with the original accompanying promo letter.

Essential British Soul 45 collecting at it's most authentic.

Condition Report

two clean promo labels, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light. Plays beautifully, hosed in birth sleeve. The ultra rare dated promo letter has 4 fold none of which are worn. light aging, minuscule in office ink smudge top middle, inspect images provided.

two clean promo labels, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light. Plays beautifully, hosed in birth sleeve. The ultra rare dated promo letter has 4 fold none of which are worn. light aging, minuscule in office ink smudge top middle, inspect images provided.

Little Hank - Mr. Bang Bang Man / Don't You Know - London HLU 10090 DJ

Little Hank

Mr. Bang Bang Man / Don't You Know

London : HLU 10090 DJ (45s)

A chance to own a Twisted Wheel anthem that was quickly withdrawn almost as it was released due to the "suggestive" lyrics or was it contractual complications that seemed to plague a few of London chosen releases. . All I can say is the governing bodies who carry out these "bans" have rather dirty minds, as I always thought it was a song about a black cowboy who the girls were kinda attracted to.

This is a chance to perhaps own an iconic NS classic at an affordable prize. As this copy left the pressing plant with a soft orange-peel effect on the surface, not affecting play, but curious to the eye. OCD Brit-collectors or finicky purists may pause over ownership. But those glorious yellow promo labels, are flawless, housed in its birth sleeve, good gloss on the vinyl. the surface effect noticeable as you angle it in the light.

Now listen to Little Hank Taylor irresistible classic club dancer, delivering more double entendres than a Carry On movie. Hammond pulses and trumpet fanfares blues guitar rhythms decorated by appreciative girl group calls, a killer saxophone intrusion and a fairground pistol shots for extra effect. Massively popular with the MOD dancer dancers at the time, incorporating the shooting of a gun in their dance routine.

It was such a classic! That it was reissued 4 years later on UK Monument to meet the huge demand created by The Twisted Wheel and other MOD clubs exclusive plays.

An essential British collectors item, that could bid won for a slightly under-valued price.

Be lucky!

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, housed in birth sleeve. NOTE this copy left the pressing plant with a soft orange-peel effect on the surface, not affecting play, but curious to the eye. some soft surface marks have accured since but again not affecting play. not crackles or pops. OCD Brit-collectors or finicky purists may pause over ownership.

Two clean promo labels, housed in birth sleeve. NOTE this copy left the pressing plant with a soft orange-peel effect on the surface, not affecting play, but curious to the eye. some soft surface marks have accured since but again not affecting play. not crackles or pops. OCD Brit-collectors or finicky purists may pause over ownership.

Frank Beverly & The Bulers - If That's What You Wanted / L O V E ( Your Pain Goes Deep ) with strings - Top Tunes TT8

Frank Beverly & The Butlers

If That's What You Wanted / L O V E ( Your Pain Goes Deep ) with strings

Top Tunes : TT8 (7")

Go on admit it, how many serious Northern Soul collectors at some time during their development have, like me; dreamed and wondered what this all-time top 10 Northern Soul anthem, would have felt like, holding it as a British 45 release? It would have been on "Action" of course, if it ever received a UK release. Heaven forbid, I'd faint if I could hold a copy on an English label.

This 1968 very limited Greek press is the nearest we could ever get to replicating that 7" daydream. The 4 prong die-cut centre, anti-slip grips around the perimeter of the Mediterranean turquoise blue label. The high fidelity vinyl, is just as tactile as our beloved Columbia or a Parlophone releases. This 1968 Greek Top Tunes 45 still housed in the company sleeve.. is some breathtaking sight and feel.

A most-extreme way to own and DJ this most-desirable of Northern Soul anthems.

If only as a teenager instead of procuring acetates of the top tunes at the weekend and I'd have taken my girlfriend to Athens instead of Newquay, for our holidays. I may have come home with a copy of Frank Beverly! I was lucky enough some years later to return from Corfu with a Dee Dee Sharp - What Kind Of Lady and a 4 prong centre Rocky Roberts - Just Because Of You - on orange & white Greek Durium. But never in my wildest dreams a Frankie Beverly complete with the coveted b-side - L O V E ( Your Pain Goes Deep ) - the with STRINGS mix! That would have knocked Trevor Hurd off his Frank Beverly "exclusive" perch.

All those dreams were when I was 18 years of age, now nearly 50 years on, this immortal NS masterpiece has again fired up my dreams of what a little more adventure might have brought me..I would certainly have been the toast of Kirby Lane, Youth Club, Melton Mowbray dropping this beauty of the turntables.

But surely Frank Beverly was responsible for more than just dreams; the reality is, it inspired and totally diverted 1000's of teenagers away from humdrum UK pop music, onto a course of Northern Soul dedication.

"Since I've Been With You Darlin', I've Been Walkin' Into Closed Doors..." still lifts the hairs on my neck, nearly as much as this vision of beauty did, when it landed on my desk..


Condition Report

Two clean label, very mild fade on a-side centre. 4 prong centre intact (a huge bonus). Full gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines

Two clean label, very mild fade on a-side centre. 4 prong centre intact (a huge bonus). Full gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines

Beatles - The Beatles -  White Album / no. 0565178 - Apple PCS 7067 / 7068

The Beatles

The Beatles - White Album / no. 0565178

Apple: PCS 7067 / 7068 (LP)

a truly exceptional copy no. 0565178 and totally unblemished and complete.

Top-opening gatefold sleeve gatefold sleeve, fully laminated, revealing stunning a full gloss reflective finish, NO laminate creases or even minuscule veins. Study the impressive images closely..

four perfect labels only minuscule signs of spindle entry, a few ultra soft spindle trails only visible when angled in the correct light. Housed in original black inner sleeves.

VINYL is a brilliant mint minus, forensic inspect reveals only a few of the finest hairline after intensive scrutiny. full gloss finish. strong mint minus.

Matrix YEX 709 b-side YEX 710 YEX 711 YEX 712

Complete with the 4 glossy photographs - an exceptional copy.


Condition Report

Vinyl - mint minus Gatefold Cover - Mint minus Poster Excellet plus Glossy Photos Excellent +

Vinyl - mint minus Gatefold Cover - Mint minus Poster Excellet plus Glossy Photos Excellent +

Harry Deal & The Galaxies - I Still Love You / You're Always In My Mind - Elclipse 6000 DJ

Harry Deal & The Galaxies

I Still Love You / You're Always In My Mind

Eclipse : 6000 DJ (45s)

Harry's Taylorsville team give up the most perfectly flowing Northern Soul dancer that the Carolinas have ever crafted. Being together for over a decade when this self-produced beauty was conceived in their own studios.

Brother's Harry & Jim Deal melded their blue-eyed five-a-side team into one of Beach Music's slickest gatherings, as you can tell when this addictive flood of Northern Soul goodness hits your ears. You cannot help but adore its dance-floor dynamism favourite, a guaranteed crowd pleaser that you can ever tire of hearing, saturated in simplistic class. An effortless vocal spills his feelings on the floor, soaring male harmony spills the landscape. a persistent tinkling piano fills in the pauses. An almost childlike piano break, rockets this melancholy stroller into NS greatness.

But this 45 offers it twice over, with the composition "You're Always In My Mind" keep Harry and team in the same brooding mood.. again brilliant delivering soft and caliculate to the hardcore dancer..

Two killer sides, underlining how diverse Northern Soul can be... and how even gentle yearning and pain can be so effective with the a Soulful dancefloor..

Listen and swoon... to brooding Northern Soul, simple but of so effective!

Condition Report

two clean labels, revealing only soft hairlines revealed under direct light. both sides plays crisp and clean. house in distributors sleeve

two clean labels, revealing only soft hairlines revealed under direct light. both sides plays crisp and clean. house in distributors sleeve

Jackie Opel / Roy Richards - You're No Good / Green Collie - Coxsone FC 2985

Jackie Opel / Roy Richards

You're No Good / Green Collie

Coxsone : FC 2985 (45s)

Two 60's classics back to back from two Jamaican legends. A listing for those of you, entangled in that challenging quest of chasing Jamiacan 45's in as near mint condition as is humanly possible.

Here a double hitter that is very hard to locate with full gloss vinyl, this copy is Mint minus. Full gloss revealing only the merest shadowy sleeve brush blemish.

Classic soulful SKA from the much-missed Jackie Opel, a happy-go-lucky journey on the unlikely subject of his woman being "No Good" ignoring her pleas for forgiveness. Fabulous clarinet breaks and backing, woven in an insistent SKA rthythms with Jackie being totally resolute in his assessment of her being "No Good". GREAT TUNE!

Flip it over for Roy Richards joyous 1966 instrumental "Green Collie" a harmonica driven upbeat SKA dance session.

two classic recordings with no snap, crackle or pop invading the ears, just squeaky clean classic SKA.

Condition Report

X on a-side label otherwise two crispy clean labels, reiterate the vinyl has full gloss, this copy is a strong Mint minus. THe full gloss revealing only the merest shadowy sleeve brush blemish. vEry nice copy.

X on a-side label otherwise two crispy clean labels, reiterate the vinyl has full gloss, this copy is a strong Mint minus. THe full gloss revealing only the merest shadowy sleeve brush blemish. vEry nice copy.

Sprouts - Teen Billy Baby / Goodbye, She's Gone - RCA 1031

Sprouts

Teen Billy Baby / Goodbye, She's Gone

RCA: 1031 (45s)

Super Rare 1957 British press of this insane Rockabilly screamer, written by Waco "Let The Juke Box Die" Austin & Fisher two obscure underground writers who had their finger on the teen-billy pulse. Whilst the flipside was written by the Sprouts themselves two accomplished guitarists guitar Bobby Johnson and William Cosby making this 45 a double rockabilly essential, albeit the flipsdide is more of a stoller.

The duo started their brief journey on Spangle Records of Springfield, Ohio. Heavily influenced in style by some of the great Rockers emerging from the Sun studio in Memphis. The pair released one more 45 for RCA before doing their last 45 in 1960 for Mercury. Their debut disc "Teen Billy Baby " being their most wanted, most intrusive, standout teen-rocker steeped in aggressive, rebellion. A relentless rocker, elevated by extreme guitar skills and insane drumming. the guitar / drum break 2/3rds through is breathtakingly potent and perfect for their intense high-octane wailing.

So very rare on this 1958 British press.

Condition Report

tri-centre intact, flaw free label reveals on mild signs of turntable outings, as does the vinyl which has strong gloss, revealing only the merest sleeve storage hairlines under light. although the flipside throws up a few clicks ad pops the all important a-side plays beautifully clean throughout. Plays, as you can hear, beautifully clean. Rare condition for this elusive British 62 year old

tri-centre intact, flaw free label reveals on mild signs of turntable outings, as does the vinyl which has strong gloss, revealing only the merest sleeve storage hairlines under light. although the flipside throws up a few clicks ad pops the all important a-side plays beautifully clean throughout. Plays, as you can hear, beautifully clean. Rare condition for this elusive British 62 year old

Freddie McKay - Peace In The Garden / version - Jaguar  J82

Freddie McKay

Peace In The Garden / version

Jaguar : J82 (45s)

Freddie's most sought after 45?

A spectacular copy of this highly elusive 1973 Reggae groove, benefiting from an uplifting Warrick Lynn production and of course Freddie's forever emotive Soulful delivery.

A graduate from Prince Buster's team, working with other talent Jamaican producers like Duke Reid before finding a little success under the mentoring of C.S. Dodd. By 1973 writing quality tunes like "Sweet You Sour You". As well as a gifted vocalist
Freddie McLean was also a talented lyricist, has proven yet again by this inventive poetry from the man.

One of 4 releases Freddie had on this Jamaican imprint, "Sweet You Sour You" in our experience being the hardest to acquire .

Here's a rarely witnessed, full gloss clean playing copy, still housed in its birth sleeve ...

do not pass by.

Condition Report

tiny blemish over the CHIL = in the title, (see scan) otherwise two clean labels NO writing or stains. Rarely encountered in full gloss condition vinyl reveals only the merest fine sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light. A strong rare Excellent plus.

tiny blemish over the CHIL = in the title, (see scan) otherwise two clean labels NO writing or stains. Rarely encountered in full gloss condition vinyl reveals only the merest fine sleeve storage hairlines when angled in the light. A strong rare Excellent plus.

Melodians - Sweet Sensation / It's My Delight - Trojan TR 695

Melodians

Sweet Sensation / It's My Delight -

Trojan : TR 695 (45s)

Spectacular condition! complete with Trojan promo sleeve.

1969 Skinhead classic, a MOD favourite a universal British nostalgic trip, so hard to acquire with clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, and full gloss unblemished vinyl.

Melodians deliver seamless harmonisation, gliding over an insistent Reggae beat; fluid rhythms give up a laid-back invitation to dance. The Melodians formed in 1963 have all the experioence to make this song souund so easy. Have gliding through SKA, Riock Steadfy eras into Reggae. Greenwich Town scholars of the Kingston scene.Tony Brevett, Brent Dowe and Trevor McNaughton aided by Renford Cogle on the composing and arranging front.

A lasting testament to the talented writer/ producer Leslie Kong who tragically died of a heart attack at the tender aged of 38, less than two years after he made this wonderful double helping of classic style 1969 Reggae.

Condition Report

as good as it gets, unblemished labels, 4 prong centre intact. Vinyl has full gloss and totally unblemished as you can hear, both sides plays flawless. The elusive Trojan promo sleeve has a clean front, reverse has light wear and tiny red stain. <br /> VINYL is immaculate.

as good as it gets, unblemished labels, 4 prong centre intact. Vinyl has full gloss and totally unblemished as you can hear, both sides plays flawless. The elusive Trojan promo sleeve has a clean front, reverse has light wear and tiny red stain.
VINYL is immaculate.

Shags - Don't Press Your Luck / Hey, Little Girl - Taurus CR 1881

Shags

Hey, Little Girl / Don't Press Your Luck

Taurus : CR 1881 (45s)

A highly sought after double helping of Connecticut Garage.

Another testament to the invention and drive from Thomas “Doc” Cavalier in his embryonic days running Trod Nossel studios in Wallingford Connecticut. "The Doc" had under his command The Bram Rigg Set, The Wildweeds etc. producing some of the finest "Garage" recording in the state under the mid-sixties.

Cavalier's knack for capturing angst of Connecticut's youth, quickly earn the former surgeon a reputation, with every young band in New England aspiring to record there.

This 45 by The Shags gives up two great sides. The original flipside is the weightier, an edgy "warning" filled screamer to to his girl, decorated with a smattering of aggressive plectrum work, the snarling lead crashes through in contrast to some silky harmonizing from his teammates.

The original a-side "Hey, Little Girl" is a smoother, softer with more than a nod to the Beatles partitioned by some crisp guitar interludes. But buried by the punchy combative flipside that has risen up as a New England garage classic over the years. An essential for any serious 60's garage collection.

Condition Report

Two Clean labels, good gloss on vinyl, has multiple light surface hairlines, no feelable scratches so plays clean (listen)

Two Clean labels, good gloss on vinyl, has multiple light surface hairlines, no feelable scratches so plays clean (listen)

Laurel Aitken - Heile Heile (The Lion) / Call Collect - Doctor Bird DB 1202

Laurel Aitken

Heile Heile (The Lion) / Call Collect

Doctor Bird : DB 1202 (45s)

An exceptional copy, of the 1969 Skinhead dancer.

Classic 1969 style Reggae dance-groove, driven by the relentless Hammond pulses. Liberally scattered with a rich "shout out" lead vocal is encouraged by a distant roaring Lion and an uncredited partner in a lively call and answer situation.

Flipside is an uplifting instrumental, street primitive but totally additive uplifting groove. Making this 45 a top value Doctor Bird giving up not one but two dancefloor offerings.

Condition is everything and this listing is a real beauty!

Condition Report

two clean label, 4 porong centre intact, full gloss vinyl revealing not a blemish, strong mint minus throughout.

two clean label, 4 porong centre intact, full gloss vinyl revealing not a blemish, strong mint minus throughout.

Jah Woosh - The Wanderer / version -  Circle 2318 blank

Jah Woosh

The Wanderer / version

Circle : 2318 blank (45s)

Again exceptional condition on this 1973 test press blank from Rupie Edwards label a division of his Success imprint.

Neville Beckford, under his flamboyant stage name Jah Woosh, was a Jamaican reggae deejay and record producer, primarily known for his work in the 1970s.

Condition Report

Blank circle label, has title, X X and a small name in biro. See images. Vinyl is immaculate, full gloss not a freckle in sight. As good as you could erver dream of owning.

Blank circle label, has title, X X and a small name in biro. See images. Vinyl is immaculate, full gloss not a freckle in sight. As good as you could erver dream of owning.

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Corthley & Clement - Free Education / version - Councillor 1000

Courtney & Clement

Free Education / version

Councillor : 1000 (45s)

Very rare 45, in spectacular condition. Rare if ever comes to market in this near perfect state.

Two clean labels, typically spelt incorrectly, full gloss finish finish vinyl.

There maybe little known about the performing duo. But this is a typical days work from the streets of Kingston. Recorded at the famous Harry J. Johnson's studio on Roosevelt Avenue. Written and produced by Fred Bryan a man who had a penchant for a song with a social message. Arranged by the renowned in-house mixer Sylvan "Toughest" Morris. This enthusiastic session ripples with horns, keyboard pulses and uplifting instrumental pauses.

"Free Education" for the national seems to be a familiar message, the world over. Perhaps more poignant in Jamaica that Great Britain during the early seventies..

A fleeting gem of a 45 release lost in the deluge of 45 releases during this the period.

Condition is everything!

Condition Report

Unblemished labels, mirror finish vinyl reveals only the merest hairline under direct light.

Unblemished labels, mirror finish vinyl reveals only the merest hairline under direct light.

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Contemplations - Alone With No Love / same: instrumental - Dontee 101

Contemplations

Alone With No Love / same: instrumental

Dontee : 101 (45s)

Forget all about chasing the elusive "Rock Candy - Alone With No Love" on Dontee 103 which unfortunately was unsuccessful counterfeited in the 70's.

Before you today is the FIRST release on Dontee 101 with original accreditation to The Contemplations - the recording was later used as a filler to the b-side to Rock Candy's Sweet Soul masterpiece "I Don't Think I'll Ever Love Another"

To my ears The Contemplations are a totally vocally different band to "Rock Candy suggesting they are two different groups. With Joe Tate's frugal decision to cut corners and save a few $$$'s just tagging "Alone With No Love" to the flipside. Making this first press Dontee 101 so much more desirable. Firstly it has never been bootlegged as a look-a-like, plus it carries the huge bonus of a fabulously instrumental version on the b-side.

A sublimely haunting horn-elevated, Baltimore vocal-group Northern Soul. Showcasing a lilting piano riffs, hanging horns, rich male harmony supported. Precisely timed instrumental partitions enhance the atmosphere with the sublime inclusion of the flute, bass guitar, into the last lengthy instrumental break, leave you begging for more.

THe very rare first press, backed with the unique stunning instrumental...
YES indeed.. this is certainly the only way to own "Rock Candy"

Condition Report

Two perfectly clean labels, with unblemished mint minus vinyl to match.

Two perfectly clean labels, with unblemished mint minus vinyl to match.

Wayne Anthony - Blow Me a Kiss / Go Go Wedding - Walana 102

Wayne Anthony

Blow Me a Kiss / Go Go Wedding

Walana : 102 (45s)

From the prolific pen of Charles Singleton comes another moving, poetic Northern Soul delight that rarely surfaces for sale, easily Wayne Anthony's rarest 45 and by far his best!

Benefiting from a typically potent horn section guided by Horace Ott, his soaring fanfare of brass sympathetically accompanies Wayne's young heartbroken parting pleas. Moving even the most unfeeling dancer to absorb themselves deep into his poorly disguised despair.

What a tune!! A long time since I've heard it, and boy a wonderful treat it is. I just adore the maturity of Wayne's 13 year old voice and its contrast against the power of Otis Blackwell's thumpin' production and Horace's seamless horn section coating the session. I consider if this 45 wasn't so elusive it would have grown to become one the most popular dancefloor plays this century. As it is, too few DJ's can boast a copy to blanket the scene, but it will rise again... bigger than ever, distilled quality never dies...

Flip it over to witness again the formidable pairing of Otis Blackwell & Horace Ott with a flipside that takes on a different attitude, giving up a surging Northern Soul stomper; complete with a full vocal group backing, pushing through the wall of horns and frantic drumming. A relentless, Big City attack on the senses, standout mid-sixties dancer proper real-deal classic style Northern Soul allniter fuel, guaranteed to sweep you off your feet.

Two fabulous tunes on one disc, Wayne's finest and most wanted.

Where did Wayne disappear to after 1966 when he stopped releasing 45's? He dedicated himself to Gospel singing in California. Until he was head-hunted by that most-soulful of international singing stars Paul Anka. Who started him off on a most successful singing career as a backing singer to the stars. Great voices always break back through, and Wayne certainly has one of those memorable naturally beseeching vocals that stays with you.

Take another listen to "Blow Me a Kiss" this too will bounce back through to NS stardom...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, tiny i.d. rubber-stamping (see images) fine clean full gloss vinyl revealing just the merest sleeve storage hairlines.

Two clean labels, tiny i.d. rubber-stamping (see images) fine clean full gloss vinyl revealing just the merest sleeve storage hairlines.

New World - We're Gonna Make It / Help The Man - Polydor PD 14154

New World

We're Gonna Make It / Help The Man

Polydor: PD 14154 (45s)

the elusive vinyl press of this stock release only recording of bongo riddle rare dance Soul. This 1977 creation "We're Gonna Make It " never appeared on the flipside of the promo release. Making the non-selling storte copy a vbery hard find indeed.

A typically brilliant Curtis Mayfield composition, given the extra "Curtom" lift by the brilliance of in-house arranger, producer Richard Tufo; who so often worked side by side with Curtis. "We're Gonna Make It" took a back seat with the much Funkier social comment "Help The Man". A meaty Richard Tufo creation featuring a mix of insistent Bongo pulses, wha-wah guitar riffs, muscular brass and an intrusive saxophone made this promo a major want for the Funk fraternity. Good tune and archetypal Curtom.

But step forward the very elusive stock copy, brandishing rhythmic vocal group rare-groove dance shimmering with everything "Curtis" . Urgent vocals blend like The Impressions have done so many times before them. Swirling strings, fabulous bass-line guitar pointing the way to a fabulous rare soul dance experience. Relentless percussion, pattering Bongos emphasize the need to dance, this is seasoned "Curtom" honed on the back of decades of experience at the cutting edsge of Chicago Soul.

Elusive vocal-group Soul dance dripping in level of class, we've come to expect from the workplace of Curtis Mayfield and Richard Tufo.


Surprisingly the team opted for the funkier social comment

Condition Report

Two clean stock copy labels, vinyl shows off full gloss with a few sparse blemishes none of which reveal themselves to the stylus. Looks beautiful plats crisp clean ad true, listen.

Two clean stock copy labels, vinyl shows off full gloss with a few sparse blemishes none of which reveal themselves to the stylus. Looks beautiful plats crisp clean ad true, listen.

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R. Dean Taylor - There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere - Rare Earth RES 10512 DJ Australia

R. Dean Taylor

There's A Ghost In My House / Let's Go Somewhere

Rare Earth : RES 10512 DJ Australia (45s)

In our attempts every week to make these auction pages interesting, colourful and informative. We do enjoy listing the seldom-seen classic, for the collectors seeking the quirky, rarest forms of Northern Soul anthems, we think this 1973 Australian promo on Oz Rare Earth ticks those boxes.

Starting life on the British Northern Soul circuit in the very early 70's from the elusive V.I.P. 45s both "Ghost" & "Let's Go Somewhere" were starting to get plays at the big allnighters across the country. But quickly turning into a monster Northern Soul hit in 1973 when "There's A Ghost In My House" was still being played from an V.I.P. 45, whilst being readily made available on R. Dean's 1971 "Indian Wants Me " LP was reissued on the EMI budget series Sounds Superb.

Allowing every Soul DJ from the best of rare vinyl clubs to the local youth club designated "Dansett" loader, to be able to air this now extremely popular tune. "There's A Ghost In My House " became a countrywide top play.. Triggering fully 7 releases worldwide in 1973, with Australia being the rarest of all those demand chasing releases. Australia public had never heard of and certainly didn't ask for "Ghost In My House" and it sunk without trace, even though this was one of Holland-Dozier-Holland's most unusual creations. It was of course a huge seller, reaching the heady height of no. 3 in the UK charts.

So if you delight in collecting, displaying or turntable posing with NS classics in their most obscure forms this colourful rarity will fit the bill, for the oldies DJ who pushes the envelope of originality.

Not many will have witnessed this one spinning on any club turntables or turning above their heads of weekender web-cams ever before.



Condition Report

Two flawless labels, a-side displaying the EMI "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" round sticker. vinyl is also clean, with just the merest of surface blemishes on a strong gloss surface. Excellent plus visually playinng loud clear and true on that high quality Australia vinyl.

Two flawless labels, a-side displaying the EMI "SAMPLE RECORD NOT FOR SALE" round sticker. vinyl is also clean, with just the merest of surface blemishes on a strong gloss surface. Excellent plus visually playinng loud clear and true on that high quality Australia vinyl.

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Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song / Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy - Turkish London 68.202

Jackie Wilson

The Who Who Song / Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy

Turkish London : 68.202 (45s)

For those of you who delight in owning Northern Soul classics in the rarest clothes..

How about this 1968 Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song - wrapped so gorgeously in a Turkish tunic.

Flawless vinyl, two clean labels protected by the seldom seen Turkish London sleeve.

We think it's gorgeous, Jackie looks so cool on a silver-top London, something that never happened in the UK.

Condition Report

Fabulous clean vinyl, full gloss a few soft hairlines revealed when angled in the light, 4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, finished off with that flawless Turkish London sleeve. LOVE IT!

Fabulous clean vinyl, full gloss a few soft hairlines revealed when angled in the light, 4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, finished off with that flawless Turkish London sleeve. LOVE IT!

George Lemons - Fascinating Girl / same: instrumental - Gold Soul 1024

George Lemons

Fascinating Girl / same: instrumental

Gold Soul : 1024 (45s)

This 45 could most probably be, the finest condition copy on Planet Earth. Certainly the cleanest copy to ever come to market this century!

D.I.Y. Detroit at its most delicious, with its cautionary tale of crime doesn't pay.

A Detroit delicacy with a huge reputation!! Rarest Of The Rare that ripples from start to finish with real emotion.

This Detroit masterpiece is a long certified Northern Soul "impossible" no matter what state of condition it is presented in..

But as an impossible full gloss MINT MINUS vinyl and bright unblemished labels; This listing presents a fleeting opportunity to own a Northern Soul Holy Grail in dream condition. A lifetime quest for even the most experienced Northern Soul collector, a record to forever cherish; could you ever leave this mortal coil without ever owning a copy of the most imploring Motor City masterpiece ever made.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at it's most durable, holding it's position within the very fabric of the scene with it's uniquely exquisite delivery of Motor City moodiness.

This family fabrication of female adulation with Roy, George & Bill Lemons all contributing to this portrayal of a girl who seems to be "Out-Of-Reach" which brings about it's imploring atmosphere at odds with the complimentary lyrics.

MASTERPIECE indeed. 2 minutes 10 seconds of purity, delivered by such a mournful voice.

This was George's only 45 release, a calming chapter in an otherwise lifetime full of crime; that saw him jailed in 1987 for life, charged with 1st degree murder after 10 hour "family" standoff in a motel (accompanied by his mother and brothers Roy & William co-writers of the song) against the police investigating a crime in July 1987, which ended in the murder of policemen. George died in prison, aged 54, all over a $286 bounced cheque.

Ironically a 25 countbox of this 45 today would be worth more money than the Lemons family could ever dream of.

Condition Report

Two utter clean labels, see images. Vinyl is astonishing, full gloss plays perfect. a treasured copy that has as good as it gets whilst trying to acquire flawless Northern Soul raritires.

Two utter clean labels, see images. Vinyl is astonishing, full gloss plays perfect. a treasured copy that has as good as it gets whilst trying to acquire flawless Northern Soul raritires.

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Tony and the Graduates - Statue / See The Girl Dance - Hit 13

Tony and the Graduates

Statue / See The Girl Dance

Hit: 13 (45s)

Rarest Of The Rare British release Northern Soul.

An "impossible" British cover version of the Tommy Sands Wigan Casino Northern Soul favourite from the mid-seventies. This version enjoyed Cleethorpes notoriety when Nev Wherry featured it in his wide array of British rarities that would adorned his Winter Gardens sets. Hour long displays of the weird and the wonderful, whether it be another version of "I Dig Your Act" from New Zealand or a never heard of before version of "The Statue". Nev always had the record room full of chatter and hope, as a new Nev "discovery" created a buzz for the "Junk Shop" and "Market Stall" diggers as they headed out to their local vinyl-watering holes starting Monday. Armed with new titles to look for. Curtesy of Nev Wherry or Rick Scott another DJ who also regularly turned up off-the-wall British creations.

But this 1971 indie release, though, proved impossible to turn up. Confirmed by all the obvious google searches, just one on Popsike, not even a file on Discogs, a solitary one owned on 45Cat. Yes indeed this disc hardly ever comes to market.

Tony Keeling's version of Tommy Sands pricked up everybody's ears at the time, as unannounced, Nev just dropped the arm on it, to unleash that strong Saxophone intro; immediately met by squealing girl group choruses. Controversial in today's market, but in 1977 it was spectacular to hear another version of a big tune, and it was a British released. Potent instrumental break, with the girls elevating their presence with Bob Crewe styled oohs and arhs towards the finale. British only releases were quite a thing at Cleethorpes I was once gulity of playing Five ad a Penny's version of "You Don't Know Where Your Interest Lies" another serious rarity that has stood the test of time.

This is a listing though is much rarer, an essential for the British 45 completest, that we just know won't own this disc, no matter how long they have amassed homegrown NS 45's on homegrown labels.

The label image will be featured in our long overdue guide to British release Northern Soul 45s. A record of ridiculous rarity and a story to tell.



Condition Report

4 prong centre fully in place, two clean labels. Viny reveals only soft surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays crisp clean and true.

4 prong centre fully in place, two clean labels. Viny reveals only soft surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays crisp clean and true.

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Jay Jay Johnson- Fannie Mae / Please Forgive Me - Frolic 45-507

Jay Jay Johnson

Fannie Mae / Please Forgive Me

Frolic : 45-507 (45s)

Here's thumpin' Texas R&B shaker that rarely comes to market, and virtually never in this near perfect condition.

Out of Beaumont, Texas, comes this 1964 version of the Buster Brown's original. Produced by Country & Western and film star's nephew Ken Ritter. The driving force behind the "Frolic" label success mainly based on its most recorded artist a Young Johnny Winter who started his career here on"Frolic Records, with 4 45 releases.

Jay Jay Johnson only had this one disc released by his local label Frolic.

Primitive R&B served up by a snarling voice riding wave after wave of rolling horns, enhanced by an equally snarling saxophone bridge. Ken Ritter did a great job emulating Bobby Robinson's original guidance for Buster Brown. But lifting the pace and replacing the pedestrian harmonic with blazing brass and an insane saxophone partition. Much to Ken's credit, his pupil Jay Jay delivers a much more impressive dance session, and breakneck pace.

Flipside a mournful Southern Deep Soul R&B hybrid, a moving ballad from the top-drawer. Two fine example of street level R&B Soul from the streets of Beaumont.

A significantly rarer Texas R&B shaker in fabulous condition.

Condition Report

two clean, rich red labels, no colour fade, no writing, stickers or stains. Vinyl shows off full gloss and just a few minute wispy hairlines, plays flawless. A mighty fine example!

two clean, rich red labels, no colour fade, no writing, stickers or stains. Vinyl shows off full gloss and just a few minute wispy hairlines, plays flawless. A mighty fine example!

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Eugene Smiley - Yes It's You / We're Lover's Day And Night - K-City 481

Eugene Smiley

Yes It's You / We're Lover's Day And Night

K-City : 481 (45s)

very rare ORIGINAL 1978 stock copy press.

Eugene followed the Chi-Lites to Chicago after a show he attended, in Chicago he become a "Visitor" from Kansas City. There he recorded those wonderfully Jazzy/Soul grooves for Twinight Records. That the label released as "The Mist" without "The Visitors" knowing anything about it. They then went under the wings of Chicago's finest writer, producers. Releasing 3 45's for Dakar and 1 for Dispo (The Visitors on Tangerine Records are a totally different group). Although the Dakar 45's did OK The Visitors disbanded, leaving Mel Britt and Ray Foreman (see Living Color listing) behind. Eugene decided to return to the he musical vibe he remembered, the busy musical buzz of the Kansas City hang-outs.

With a wealth of experience under his belt he co-wrote and recorded this 1978 rarity . A dancefloor favourite through the 90's, every rare-soul venues across Europe. Especially the Scandinavia clubs dedicated to the sound of feelgood Rare-Soul.

Having said it's a huge European club favourite, I did find out it is also cvarries fan in his home town of Kansas City. I did play it in a DJ I did at the "Ship" in Kansas City and the bar totally erupted...

Before you today is the increasingly challenging to find authentic 1978 press in fine clean condition.. NOT the reissue but the genuine article, so very hard to acquire.

Click the soundfile and await Eugene to elevate your day.

PS the flipside is a moving souful stepper - do not pass by.

Condition Report

Two clean pale blue labels, reveals some very soft storage rub, see images, of this otherwise clean vista. Strong clean vinyl reveals only the merest surface blemishes, Strong Ex +

Two clean pale blue labels, reveals some very soft storage rub, see images, of this otherwise clean vista. Strong clean vinyl reveals only the merest surface blemishes, Strong Ex +

Third Soul Trio - That's A Natural Fact / What About This Love Affair - Cabell 109

Third Soul Trio

That's A Natural Fact / What about This Love Affair

Cabell : 109 (45s)

Try finding this double helping of vocal-group Northern Soul in collectable condition if you can. A quick google may find you a few previously sold copies, all with defaced labels and horrid scratchy vinyl; This listing brings you a mint minus vinyl and flawless yellow labels. A treat for the eye & ear.

Vocal group harmony Northern Soul from Huntington, West Virginia. The label already home of several highly prized Northern Soul 45 in it short 2 year existence The Paramounts, The Parliaments being the stand out examples. This too is also deserving of it's underground following: proper in-your-face Northern Soul. another trademark NS production for Cabel Records that has been receiving spins from the more adventurous NS DJ's.

But it is the beseeching flipside that has captured my undivided attention, a calculated mid-tempo asking for "one more chance". A session saturated glorious soulful moments, gliding vocal riding a simplistic plectrum rhythms and crashing cymbals. make this an ideal candidate for the Sunday chill-out sessions to play a record hardly anyone would have experienced. It's an addictive experience you'll find yourself playing more than once, as its charm creeps under skin. Shimmering with all those vocal-group moments that would make a fabulous addition to a cultured "Lowrider" DJ set.

Expect some competition, this rare 45 is widely unknown on both Soul scenes..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, a very clean example. Really hard to acquire in this rare condition.

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, a very clean example. Really hard to acquire in this rare condition.

Benny Spellman - Fortune Teller / Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette) - Canadian London M 17232

Benny Spellman

Fortune Teller / Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)

Canadian London : M 17232 (45s)

A timeless club classic in its most-impossible of clothes - 1962 Canadian press!

Flawless condition, housed in the serrated-cut bottom-seam original company sleeve. Rare completeness indeed, a super-rare foreign release for this double helping of classic Northern Soul Club dancing.

Released in the USA, United Kingdom and New Zealand, this Canadian variation is by far the rarest of the 4 only worldwide incarnations.

Both sides the work of the prolific New Orleans lyricist Allen Toussaint using his mother's name Naomi Neville as a pseudonym . Toussaint of course was New Orleans largest contributor to Louisianan Soul/R&B his output nothing short of breathtaking. On this disc you have two of his greatest creations.

"Fortune Teller" a Twisted Wheel, 60's MOD club anthem, has enjoyed a recent dancefloor revival, its charms never fading, no matter how many times you hear it. Archetypal New Orleans a mid-pace dance groove that always ignites the crowd. Whilst the lyrically brilliant "Lipstick Traces (On A Cigarette)" is an atmospheric moody original version of the later O'jays version; toned down, sulking Soul and utterly addictive.

Two finer 1962 examples of the Crescent City sound you couldn't find, a rare release of it either, finer condition would be impossible. Do not pass by!

Condition Report

Two pristine labels, full gloss unblemished vinyl, a strong near mint! housed in serrated cut bottom-seam original company sleeve. Rare cvompleteness for a super rare foreign release for this doubnl;e helping of classic

Two pristine labels, full gloss unblemished vinyl, a strong near mint! housed in serrated cut bottom-seam original company sleeve. Rare cvompleteness for a super rare foreign release for this doubnl;e helping of classic

Gorgeous George - Strange Book / same: instrumental - Homark 0002

Gorgeous George

Strange Book / same: instrumental

Homark : 0002 (45s)

Georgia's renowned Soul-showmen, leaves his explosive days with Peachtree and William Bell's guidance behind, making the smooth transition into the pre-disco era of 1974 with a beautifully constructed modern Soul dancer adorned with shrill girls and bongo rhythms. Crafting a classy slab of rare Soulful dance, that been the staple of upfront gatherings like Soul Essence, Canal Tavern at Thorn, The Orwell etc. etc.

The multi-talented Theo George Odell, tailor to the stars and acclaimed throughout Georgia and beyond, for his rasping expressive vocal and his haute couture artistry. Whilst also earning a living as Atlanta's top MC, with his sparkling charismatic style in constant demand, a style that comes through in his far too few studio recordings.

This one, his 5th 45 release in 12 years as a part-time Soulman; he slickly serves up joyous, finger-snapping subtlety as this man grows into his new maturity with some silky styled dance Soul, instead of his trademark torrent of brutal enthusiasm.

Classy stuff that fits so snugly into the flow of a thoughtful rare 7-0's set.



Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl is a strong clean excellent plus.

Two clean labels, vinyl is a strong clean excellent plus.

TSU Toronadoes - Please Heart Don't Break / Ain't Nothing Nowhere - Rampart Street RSRS-0644

TSU Toronadoes

Please Heart Don't Break / Ain't Nothing Nowhere

Rampart Street : RSRS-0644 (45s)

Currently again pleasuring Northern Soul dancefloors is this top-drawer vocal group dancer from Houston, Texas. The young 7 man Ovide label studio band who progressed from session work to releasing some of the tightest vocal group Soul ever to emerge from the Lone Star state.

This is a TSU Toronados D.I.Y. project written by band member Will Thomas produced by the TSU Tornados themselves and what a very cool result they come up with.

A whispering brush of the cymbals and a sympathetic guitar, calming horns introduce the beseeching line "Please Heart .. don't break", then the male-vocal harmony chorus glides into place. Opening up for the despairing lead voice, to tell his story. Convincingly he relays with caution, he has had his heart broken in the past. His hopes and pain unfold, cradled by the most-deliciously cutting vocal choruses ringing out; as a silky simplistic guitar drives the rhythm. Well timed hand-claps adding another layer to this very classy groove.

Texas Funk fans will adore the flipside, but it pales completely to the brilliance of the Soulful Northern cut we lead with. A slice of real quality that is currently again wowing the Northern Soul dancefloors, after snoozing for over 3 decades.. it's back! and it can only become bigger as plays become more frequent. After being revived by those discerning Sunday chill-out afternoons (myself included), it has now crossed over into main allnighter halls with the same welcoming effect.

Do not pass by, this is a killer tune, you will be hearing a lot more of, as it's long overdue resurgence about to get into full swing.




Condition Report

Two rich red totally clean label, no fade. Full gloss vinyl reveals just one light hairline, NOT affecting play.

Two rich red totally clean label, no fade. Full gloss vinyl reveals just one light hairline, NOT affecting play.

Earl Van Dyke - All For You / Too Many Fish In The Sea - Tamla Motown TMG 506 DJ

Earl Van Dyke and the Soul Brothers

All For You / Too Many Fish In The Sea

Tamla Motown: TMG 506 DJ (45s)

Credit where credits due...

Recorded in January 1965 in preparation for the impending British tour. This promo 45 from EMI launched 18th. March 1965 as introductory release for the forthcoming spring of 1965 Motown tour of Britain covering 20 dates across the country. Motown was then still a growing musical phenomena that was yet to reach its peak, the tour was designed to give Tamla Motown a higher profile in Great Britain. But unfortunately only partly a success, the ahead of their time London shows were sell-outs, whilst other parts of the country were poorly attended and "All For You" sunk without trace. Today considered one of the rarest UK Tamla Motown 45's, on a red and white promo an extremely sought rarity.

The jazz theme tune to Motown shows written by Jo Hunter, Henry "Hank" Cosby & William "Mickey" Stevenson. Masterly performed by keyboard King and band leader of the Funk Brothers in 1965. On the revue adverts Earl Van Dyke was billed as the Earl Van Dyke Sextet, presumably to garner some British "jazz" interest. But correctly credited as Earl Van Dyke and The Soul Brothers on UK 45 the release.

The Soul Brothers being the "Funk Brothers" the very heartbeat of the Motown Sound. Included some Northern Soul icons performing on this session; the legendary bass guitarist James Jamerson. The dynamic drumming of Benny Benjamin; Mike Terry and his burping bari-sax; replacing Jack Ashford on tambourine was Paul Riser along with guitarists Robert White & Joe Messina; The soaring vocals provided by The Andantes.

Within all the accolades of the "Motown Sound", what has not been made completely clear is the fact, that without the skilled musicianship of Early Van Dyke & his team, the ingenuity of its members. The "Motown Sound" would not have existed as we known it today.

But briefly recognized in 1965 by Motown releasing, Earl Van Dyke's album entitled "That Motown Sound" but later pushed into the background as the Motown stars took all the limelight. This Ensemble were without question the very foundations of the Motown Sound, that's why "The Motown Revue" brought over these gifted studio musicians; as nobody in the UK could have replicated the sound and the intricacies and the synergy that created, what the BBC described at the time as "The Brand New Beat"

"All For You" was Earl's and Soul Brothers theme tune, the opening to this spectacular show. But its release in the UK failed to registered, lost in an avalanche of Tamla Motown UK vocal releases at the time, most of which became timeless classics. Back in the USA the tour was heralded as a resounding success, but "All For You" although given a release number Soul 35009 it was never pressed on vinyl and remains today Motown's rarest "lost" 45, as it is still unconfirmed to actually exist.

Before you today is this Tamla Motown slice of history presented in its rarest form. A gorgeous 18th. March 1965 Red & White Demo! a Motown artifact in remembrance of Dusty Springfield's historical Friday night hosting and singing of the April 25th Ready, Steady Go - Motown Revue show.

Ironically the flipside "Too Many Fish In The Sea" a fabulous Northern Soul dancer, involved the talents of future Northern Soul heroes from the Pied Piper production team Jack Ashford & Herbie Williams.

All this truly unparalleled music we worship today, was part spawned by collaboration of Earl Van Dyke and His Soul Brothers... "The Funk Brothers" who will hopefully one day, receive the worldwide recognition they are long overdue.

Condition Report

Brilliantly clean A-side label, small comment written b-side label (see images) Strong gloss vinyl, revealing just the merest soft hairlines under light, plays crisp, clean and true.

Brilliantly clean A-side label, small comment written b-side label (see images) Strong gloss vinyl, revealing just the merest soft hairlines under light, plays crisp, clean and true.

Roosevelt Matthews with the Billy Ball & The Upsetters - You Got Me Diggin' You / Tighten Up - King 45-6173

Roosevelt Matthews with the Billy Ball & The Upsetters

You Got Me Diggin' You / Tighten Up

King : 45-6173 (45s)

a double helping of spectacular Rare Soul - mesmerizing Northern Soul Crossover on one side - pulsating Deep Funk on the other.

We start with the warm-glow of Roosevelt's purring voice. Heading up a considerate horn-powered arrangement from Bill Ball and his Upsetters sympathetically cradling his masterful vocal. Crafting a soulful stroller of the highest order, as it pulls yoiu into it's bewitching mood. A truly wonderful Rare Soul moment.

THIS NORTHERN SOUL CROSSOVER at its most sublime.. but there's more..

In total polar opposition, explosive FUNK awaits on the flipside. A revamp of Billy Butler & Archie Bell's timeless classic, takes on a new character of its own, once The Upsetters start to roll out their muscular-musicianship. Rattling drums, killer base-line guitar pulses, intricate plectrum manipulation; Roosevelt's rich-chanting out the major dance-cities across the USA and "Tighten Up Tighter" mantra rings out loud and clear... "You Gotta Tighten Up Tighter.." Then the zenith of the session opens up, when a fanfare of off-key trumpets eject a hanging interlude of persuasion into the mix. BRILLIANT!

Two sides to die-for!

Condition Report

A super clean a-side promo label, flipside label has a date 10/68 and X on it (see images) vinyl is flawless still housed in birth-sleeve.

A super clean a-side promo label, flipside label has a date 10/68 and X on it (see images) vinyl is flawless still housed in birth-sleeve.

Misty Moore - Little Things / Can't Believe You're Gone - Pzazz 010

Misty Moore

Little Things / Can't Believe You're Gone

Pzazz : 010 (45s)

Everybody just adores this Paul Gayten conceived label, Los Angeles record-art at its most-stunning. A highly collectable eclectic label that gives up several highly sought after Northern Soul 45's.

The glamorous "Misty" who was rewarded with a highly regarded femme jazz vocal album the same year, but neither of these two tracks "Little Things" or "Can't Believe You're Gone" were included "Little Things " is a 45 only release.

Rattling percussion is joined by a barrage of brass, then "Misty" weaves her "Bombshell" charm into pounding production peppered with insistent piano pulses peppering the arrangement. Thumping Northern Soul unfolds, a brilliant instrumental breaks partitions the 4 parts that Paul Gayten splits this uncompromising stomper in to. Gayten's unquestionable mastery of the orchestra and Misty's "Baby Doll" beckoning makes for a perfect contrast in this multi-layered, uncompromising Northern Soul dancer that has yet to reach it's obvious potential.

Lovers of the Northern Soul girl-sound this autumn of 1968 Los Angeles creation has snoozed for too long

Condition Report

Two clean labels (see images), a-side vinyl has good strong gloss revealing only a few soft hairlines, it plays crisp and clean (listen). The ballad flipside vinyl has a few surface marks, occasional mild tick.

Two clean labels (see images), a-side vinyl has good strong gloss revealing only a few soft hairlines, it plays crisp and clean (listen). The ballad flipside vinyl has a few surface marks, occasional mild tick.

Youth Opportunity Program - Of Dreams Hopes And Tombstones / same instrumental - Columibia 4-43407 DJ with glossy info sleeve

Youth Opportunity Program

Of Dreams Hopes And Tombstones / same: instrumental

Columbia : Youth Opportunity Program (45s)

Another family triumph from husband and wife team of Joy & Bob Johnston. Complete with the extremely rare full gloss promo sleeve, composed and promoted by vice-president Hubert H. Humphrey in 1965 in preparation of Democrat promotion for awareness not to "Drop Out Of School" a message that appears with several Northern Soul Records but not as electrifying as Jimmy Fraser's potent nothing held back delivery. The "Do Not Drop OIut" directive sleeve never turns up, sometimes the insert does but no the cover. It is made in full gloss paper and so professionally presented, as you'd expect coming from "The White house" itself.

Powerhouse Northern Soul with the choice of a vocal side or the straight instrumental backing track. Both sides inflicting guaranteed dancefloor destruction from the every note. The rasping advisory vocal from Mr. Fraser, supported by an enthusiastic Harmonica accompaniment peppering that bludgeoning brass laden dance-beat.

"Of Dreams Hopes And Tombstones" is an instant incendiary device that sets your set alight, whether it be with or with Jimmy Fraser's ear-blasting voice.

A fabulous and complete offering in its rare 1965 promo entirety. Raising up from an educational tool, to become a Northern Soul monster!

Click the soundfile and unleash a leviathan of the Northern Soul scene.

Condition Report

The two clean promo labels only reveals mild signs of handling and age, inspect images. The vinyl has some light surface marks, plays loud and clear an occasional low pop completely lost in the music. check out the two invasive soundfiles. Te all important and invariably missing full gloss introductory sleeve has a pro-repair to one left hand seam, wear at the top opening. but free from stains, writing or tears.

The two clean promo labels only reveals mild signs of handling and age, inspect images. The vinyl has some light surface marks, plays loud and clear an occasional low pop completely lost in the music. check out the two invasive soundfiles. Te all important and invariably missing full gloss introductory sleeve has a pro-repair to one left hand seam, wear at the top opening. but free from stains, writing or tears.

Living Color - Thank The Lord For Love / Gotta Strange Feeling - Madhatter 4391

Living Color

Thank The Lord For Love / Gotta Strange Feeling

Madhatter : 4391 (45s)

What a superb under-played Northern Soul classic "Thank The Lord For Love" is. A 45 that is now firmly back in the NS public's eye, with the gritty Crossover flipside picking up plays from "outside the box" DJ's backtracking into our past,
highlighting what we missed back in those heady days of the mid-70's. When confusion reigned with all genres of dance-Soul thrown into the Wigan Casino, Blackpool Mecca & Cleethorpes Pier melting-pot of DJ turntable choices.

"Thank The Lord For Love " was such an obviously perfect NS dancer. The soon to be student of Norman Whitfield at Motown, this was the work a young 17 year old writer, arranger, producer Mark Davis's; capturing the uplifting essence of Northern Soul completely. Opening up with a fanfare of aerial saxophone; with Mark's piano prowess driving the dance pulses, soon to be decorated by slick girl-group harmony. With the girls rebounding off each other in a seamless union of harmony. A recording saturated in hope of leaving loneliness behind, impending happiness is just a moment away. This feelgood optimism transfers itself straight onto the dancefloor just as much today as it did back in 1976/77.

But in the year 2019/20 it is "Gotta Strange Feeling" that has overtook the wonderful classic side to become the "thinking" DJ's choice. It's demand blossoming under the freedom of the Sunday Chill Out sessions, imaginative internet displays during lockdown and of course the DJ's at the allnight clubs who investigate forgotten flipsides and back their own judgement of dancefloor response. I have no idea which DJ was the first to give this flipside his full support, but respect to you.

Former teammate of Mel Britt and Eugene Smiley, Ray Foreman composes a gritty, shouty, funky edged dance groove for this tight n'together sister gathering to get their teeth in to. The girls give up endless impressive vocal peaks through this journey of rejection. Again Mark Davis's keyboard leadership propels the session deep into today's Northern Soul territory. Aggressive at times, but cleverly partitioned by a well timed walking pace, exquisitely pitched solo statement, steeped in realization and impending freedom.

Two differing but top-drawer tunes from the streets Chicago that became the springboard for the teenage Mark Davis highly successful musical career.

Condition Report

Two unblemished "Pink" labels, vinyl reveals only very soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in he light.

Two unblemished "Pink" labels, vinyl reveals only very soft sleeve storage hairlines when angled in he light.

Terry Lee and the Poor Boys - My Little Sue / Driftin' - Soma 1116

Terry Lee and the Poor Boys

My Little Sue / Driftin'

Soma: 1116 (45s)

Original 1959 first press with the hard-etched small KB 1477A just under the very last turn of the run-out groove. Maybe an opportunity to own a rare and legendary slab of Minnesota Rockabilly at an affordable price, read condition report carefully and listen to the double soundfile recorded directly off this disc.

This son of Moorhead, Minnesota young Bob Becker aka Terry Lee turns in a frantic racing performance enhanced by an insane guitar break from his backing group "The Poor Boys" who not once but twice, deliver merciless lone guitar attacks on the senses. Classic Rockabilly aggression driven home by distilled delinquency and raw attitude. Killer tune, relentless, uncompromising bringing together to vital components of the Rockabilly sound, a rasping vocal full of angst, and fearsome guitar playing..as showcase on the flipside as The Poor Boys serve up a wicked instrumental.

Dave Pederson's "Driftin'" is driving take-no-prisoners tapestry of snarly guitar teamwork, brilliantly knitting together into a tsunami of Rockin' Surf. Included in Norton's high;y regarded "Strictly Instrumental" CD series on volume Vol. 6.

Two potent sides capturing 1959 Rockin' perfectly no matter which side you drop the arm on.

Condition Report

Both labels suffer from aged storage wear, flipside label is signed by Denny Boywell? Vinyl has multiple scuffing but plays throuigh brutally loud, occasional soft tic or pops none overpowering the music.

Both labels suffer from aged storage wear, flipside label is signed by Denny Boywell? Vinyl has multiple scuffing but plays throuigh brutally loud, occasional soft tic or pops none overpowering the music.

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Peter and The Wolfs - My Heart Is True / Monkey Time - Bridge Society 308

Peter and The Wolfs

My Heart Is True / Monkey Time

Bridge Society : 308 (45s)

Dark and moody brilliance, a record that has been on the lips of those Northern Soul DJ's and collectors for an age. Admiration from those who delve past the obvious offerings, to feed their rarer selected tastes for primitive but addictive Northern Soul rarities. "That grow on you"

This is the perfect case of a D.I.Y. local gathering crafting something special, a recording that creeps up on you, burrows it's way into you psyche forcing you into consecutive plays. As a convincing lead voice is complimented by a primitive horn backing from out of the "school prom" practice session. Peppered with highly pitched male choruses, it all works so naively well. The effect is narcotic Northern Soul that so many have fallen in love with, down the years. Listen now and resist it uncultured charms if you can... youthful moodiness will win you over.

The flipside is a real mystery as it credits writer as Curtis Mayfield, another version of the Major Lance timeless classic "Monkey Time" is what we expect. BUt that never happens, other than the first few notes unfolding, the expectant "Monkey Time" never happens, as Peter Alexiev and his Wolfs have other ideas. Abandoning "Monkey Time" completely, rolling off totally different lyrics with maybe a few more "Monkey Time" riffs thrown into the racing rhythms. But "Monkey Time" it isn't, instead you are treated to another rollicking slab of D.I.Y. Northern Soul. Making this 45 a fabulous double hitter, so plreasing as yet another version of "Monkey Time" no collection or DJ needs.

Addictive, primitive and be=witching Northern Soul twice over.

Condition Report

two clean yellow labels, some very soft storage rub, but free of any flaws.

two clean yellow labels, some very soft storage rub, but free of any flaws.

Eddie Jefferson - When You look In The Mirror / Some Other Time - Stateside SS 591

Eddie Jefferson

When You look In The Mirror / Some Other Time

Stateside : SS 591 (45s)

Stateside, just like it's EMI predecessor Top Rank, is considered one of the United Kingdoms' most prestigious, most-collectable labels. Throughout the 60's bringing all manner of obscure artists, labels and styles of music from the USA, to the British public. Unfortunately very little of it ever got exposure through radio stations or indeed music magazines of the time. Far to many truly superior recording, passed by completely unnoticed.

Even though Eddie Jefferson only released two 45s in total, during his career; one for Stax, one for Goldwax two iconic Memphis vehicles of Soul. This example of his work,was gratefully received by EMI as part of their Goldwax output that included Percy Milem, James Carr. This was one of Memphis's most wonderful Deep Soul creations, turning out to be Eddie Jefferson's only British release. A non-seller that was quickly deleted, today a very rare 45 indeed, which dedicated Stateside scholars will testify.

Co-written by Eddie Jefferson & label owners Quinton Claunch and Rudolph Russell. " When You look In The Mirror" is quintessential "Goldwax" one of the labels greatest Deep Soul offerings, with Stateside giving it the coveted "SOUL SUPPLY" text on the labels, but quickly dropping it to the flipside in favour of the meatier horn driven dance side "Some Other Time", hoping in vain for club DJ action. "Soul Supply" was the label pointer for those early British cratediggers mostly working in the dark to find Soul records in the UK. Only the "Pirate" offshore Radio Stations ever played these obscure artist 45's, and then only on fleeting occasions, you would have been very lucky indeed in 1967 to hear Eddie Jefferson on you transistor radio.

This listing is especially for Deep Soul & British collectors who appreciate just how elusive Stateside 591 actually is, bringing you the sound of Memphis to these shores. Killer Deep Soul ballad, and a gritty dancer on the flip, presented here in flawless condition. Mint - throughout still housed in original birth-sleeve.

A record deserving of a much wider audience, with the Goldwax release also rarely coming to market.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full glos vinyl reveals hardly a blemish.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full glos vinyl reveals hardly a blemish.

Valentinos - Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together - Chess 1977

Valentinos

Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together

Chess : 1977 (45s)

A NS anthem for more years than I can remember, part of the very fabric of the Northern Soul movement for 5 decades and still electrifying dancfloors across Europe, still a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

When a record has been part of the Northern Soul staple diet since 1970, it's not easy to add anything to enhance this records already humongous reputation...50 years of packing the dancefloors across Britain you'd think this classic would have become tiresome at some point during it lifetime. But not at all, it still ignites frenetic excitement every time it hits the turntable.

There is so much going on in the production, to partner the vibrant growling vocal. The rattling drum intro collides with a bombardment of brass, burping saxophone intrusions pepper the production about to be taken to another level by one of the most exhilarating sax-breaks of them all. Male vocal choruses chime their approval at ever opportunity, redecorating that fuller than full backing.. . a truly glorious example of the finest dance-music Northern Soul has to offer.

In more recent times, NS DJ's a have also taken to spinning the nearly as good "Let's Get Together" flipside.

Enough of my take on it... just click the sound file... for an out of your body experience that will take you back to every Northern Soul club that you have ever attended..

When a 45 is as classic as this guaranteed floor-destroyer...but you knew all that already didn't you.

Condition Report

a nice clean copy, two clean labels still housed in company sleeve. Vinyl carries good gloss, revealing only a few light surface hairlines, as you can hear can hear both sides play crisp, clean and true.

a nice clean copy, two clean labels still housed in company sleeve. Vinyl carries good gloss, revealing only a few light surface hairlines, as you can hear can hear both sides play crisp, clean and true.

Four Arts - Who Do You Think You Are / Just One Night - Shee SR100

Four Arts

Who Do You Think You Are / Just One Night - autographed

Shee : SR100 (45s)

Highly regarded, rarely seen, Bronx, New York vocal group Northern Soul!

You are about to experience authentic "Under The Street Lamp" vocal group dancer from Lee Gilliard, Cleve Gilliard, Dave Richards and Ike Richards as autographed by all four members on the label, see impressive images.

Written and produced by Larry Roberts, a springboard for him before moving into the Sylvia Robinson's "Stang / All Platinum" dream-team. Arranged by the talented Jazz-man Richard Tee, the studio was full of gifted hopefuls that day. But for Lee Gilliard, Cleve Gilliard, Dave Richards and Ike Richards this was to be their only 45. Which has since left a big impression among Northern Soul collectors and DJ's. As as the now fabled Shee label became an imprint of interest with Little NIcky Soul being the only other release for the short-lived Shee Records from the Bronx.

Here is a black street-corner-symphony illustrating how four friends can gather and effortlessly craft a fluid harmony dancer that builds into one special recording just perfect for the Northern Soul dancefloor. "Who Do You Think You Are" tells the age old story of the fickle girlfriend who's love has faded. A story beautifully portrayed by four aching hearts, seemingly melded together by mutual experiences and friendship. This is top drawer vocal-group Northern Soul, with a flipside almost as good.

The original a-side " Just One Night " drawing inspiration from local Latin rhythms, the four glide upon a wave of togetherness, also a great song tat will leave you wondering why just this one release! Presented here in as the seldom seen stock copy adorned with all the teams signatures.

In memory this is the only issue copy we've ever encountered.

Condition Report

A-side label has all four signatures of the Four Arts, vinyl clean carrying strong gloss, only light sleeve storage hairline come into view when angled in the light. Nice copy indeed.

A-side label has all four signatures of the Four Arts, vinyl clean carrying strong gloss, only light sleeve storage hairline come into view when angled in the light. Nice copy indeed.

Jack Hammer - Brave New world inc: Down In The Subway / Pye 12" LP acetate - Pye Advance Pressing Acetate

Jack Hammer

Brave New world / inc: Down In The Subway

Pye Advance Pressing : Acetate (LP)

It is every collector's ambition to own somthing UNIQUE. This 1966 UK Pye mastered 12" 33rpm acetate album of his most sought after recordings including "Down In the Subway" "Switch Blade Operator" is most probably the only copy in existence, bristling with direct-cut fidelity.

What a massive talent Jack Hammer was, his writing prowess jumping of the stylus on every track on this 12 band album. Serving up an uncompromising torrent of Soul, Big City Boom, R&B, Jazz, Popcorn and social comment. A mind-bending 1966 cocktail, spiked by his controlled, but snarling vocal delivery. An album littered with killer dance tunes, and growling jazz poetry exposing the age-old resistance to racism, war and bigotry, screaming the mid-60's right at you.

A stunning album on so many levels, involving an huge team accomplished musicians inc: Acoustic Guitar – Brian Daley, Alto Saxophone, Flute – Ray Swinfield, Bass – Spike Heatley, Conductor – Johnny Hawkins., percussion – Kenny Clare
Lead Guitar – George Kish, Organ – Roger Coulam, Piano – Laurie Holloway, Tenor Saxophone – Art Ellefson, Trombone – Johnny Marshall (3), Trumpet – Kenny Wheeler, Vibraphone – Jim Lawless. All skillfully produced by Richard Hill.
A carefully constructed team effort, a12 track album that totally missed out of any promotion or sales when Polydor surprisingly sneaked it onto the market with no fanfare other than a a cursory 45 "Love Ladder" that met the same fate.

The tracks are cut in a different order to the extremely rare UK Polydor release.

Track 4 side one - "Down In The Subway". Track 2 side one " "Love Ladder" track 1 side one "Switch Blade Operator" SIDE TWO track 1 "Brave New World" 2. "J.C." and energetic Jazzz jumper.. 3. "From The Womb To The Tomb" racing jazz poetry.. are the stand out dance tracks. also top Jazz tracks are "Black Snow"

ONLY ISSUED in the UK and we believe this PYE 12" direct cut acetate to most-probably be unique, seemingly abandoned by Pye in the "cutting room" as the very last track on side two inexplicably cuts off halfway through. To be re-cut by UK Polydor in a different order, maybe? Who knows, what we do know, until today I never knew this album as a Pye acetate even existed!

Condition Report

two clean labels, playing surface reveals just a few soft surface marks, plays without fault. Pro-clean on the

two clean labels, playing surface reveals just a few soft surface marks, plays without fault. Pro-clean on the

Mighty Joe Young - Every Man Needs A Woman / Uptown 809

Mighty Joe Young

Every Man Needs A Woman / Uptown

Speed: 809 (45s)

Very elusive double-serving Los Angeles street-level R&B.

Mighty Joe Young work usually confined to Chicago labels, makes a fleeting appearance on Oscar Wills street level label "Speed" making this "Mighty Joe" guest appearance the rarest disc on this highly regard R&B dedicated imprint, usually excluive to TV Slim Willis's recordings.

In fact both sides are penned and produced by TV Slim. Who decorates this away from home session with hanging horns and a dirty saxophone. An R&B stroller with some muscle behind it, Mighty Joe is again in impressive voice, imploring, weary and beseeching drag, at just the right pace to still draw DJ attention.

Flip is over for Mighty Joe displays his plectrum prowess with a fabulous R&B dance instrumental, sliced in two with as killer sax break. Making this a double-R&B-delight

Even the most cursory google, highlights just how darn rare this 45 is, especially in this flawless archive condition. WE don't expect to ever find another to eclipse it.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable archive quality vinyl. As good as it gets condition.

Two flawless labels, impeccable archive quality vinyl. As good as it gets condition.

John Simeone - Who Do You Love / Forever - T N T TNT 1001 DJ

John Simeone

Who Do You Love / Forever

T N T : TNT 1001 DJ (45s)

So much class - no matter which side you drop the stylus on.

Top-side is a stunning piece of 70's Soulful Dance dripping with instant dancefloor appeal. A gentle wah-wah intro, decorated with tinkling vibes welcoming the lilting style of John Simeone's easy crooning, effortlessly hitting all those soulful high-points when required. Tantalizing girls glide on through, the vibes repeatedly ring, the session is jelled together into addictive simplicity that stays in our mind long after the turntable stops. Top-drawer Soulful dance!

One damn rare 45, nigh impossible to capture and one you could never grow weary of listening or dancing to. Currently the preserve of only the most complete collections or DJ boxes.

Flip it over for inspiring 1978 West Coast Disco/Boggie shimmering with full blow strings and soaring girl group choruses, nobody could keep still to.

Two spectacular but differing sides from two highly collectable genres.. with the added bonus of being wrapped the company promo sleeve, I've never encountered before.

Condition Report

two immaculate promo labels, equally perfect vinyl, dream condition, as good as it gets perfection

two immaculate promo labels, equally perfect vinyl, dream condition, as good as it gets perfection

Alberta Weeks - Mirrow On The Wall / Forget Me Not - Youngstown 204

Alberta Weeks

Mirrow On The Wall / Forget Me Not

Youngstown : 204 (45s)

Soul girl fans, this is not only one of the rarest in that much admired genre - it is also one of the best!

Chips Moman's highly coveted Memphis imprint again gives up a top-quality Northern Soul essential, that I've not heard since those heady evenings at the Greatstone in Manchester; when open-fire Northern Soul on a cold winters night was not the only thing bringing warmth to your night-out. Any chills were soon blown away by the imaginative DJ sets of Steve Zelenyj. Always a man with something new to turn your head around, to peak inside that uniquely snug DJ booth by these irresistible sounds of Soul. .

The beautiful tones of this little known Memphis songbird are richly supported by Chips Moman's studio gathering, chirping girl-group choruses decorate her questioning voice, as she charmingly swerves through exciting key changes of this mesmeric Northern Soul mid-tempo. Alberta's only recording for this iconic label. It is surprising this easy flowing vocal-talent never turns on any other Memphis recordings. As the flipside is every note as good..

"Forget Me Not" is another young-girl mid-tempo Northern Soul jewel, I think Steve would often play both sides, which ever took his fancy; with the same results. It soon became a "Greatstone" favourite of a sadly missed club that always pushed the NS envelope.

Alberta is here and waiting for an aspiring DJ to break through those boundaries of the plain obvious, and deliver some rare quality. Perhaps giving their favorite club the unique character and style "The Greatstone" built their reputation on.. sounds like this, that few other DJ's had possession of.

Two beauties from this little known artist on a label with a huge reputation and following.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, bright strong unfaded yellow logo. Good gloss vinyl reveals light surface blemishes none of which react with the stylus.

Two clean labels, bright strong unfaded yellow logo. Good gloss vinyl reveals light surface blemishes none of which react with the stylus.

Marvelettes - Beechwood 4-5789 / Someday Someway - Oriole 45-CBA 1764 DJ

Marvelettes

Beechwood 4-5789 / Someday Someway

Oriole: 45-CBA 1764 DJ (45s)

British Motown collectors ALERT!

Perfection awaits for the OCD TMG collector, you will not find a finer copy of this impossibly rare Oriole DEMO!

Do not pass by, opportunities for ownership are unlikely to present itself again.

Act accordingly

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, mirror finish perhaps previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve. As good as it gets, in the world of acquiring British release Tamla Motown

Two flawless promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, mirror finish perhaps previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve. As good as it gets, in the world of acquiring British release Tamla Motown

Stridells - The Power To Dream / Stick-Em Up Kind Of Lovin - Morgan YDY 369

Stridells

The Power Top Dream / Stick-Em Up Kind Of Lovin

Morgan : YDY 369 (45s)

Highly desirable, Washington D.C. Sweet Soul harmony directly in contrast to the bouncy Intruders styled mid-tempo o the flipside. Bob Morgan's 1968 D.I.Y. project that kept him with the Stridells for one more record that came out through Curtis Mayfield's Curtom Records. Before differences in musical direction saw this tight 5-man harmony gathering split. With only Charles Blagmon & Osiris Marsh moving on to be part of The Choice Four (RCA) and Osiris (Warner Bros) respectively.

This 45 was these guys beginning, five boys pulled together by Bob Morgan to craft a most enchanting slab of vocal-group harmony Lowrider Soul. Most likely Bob was inspired by the working a little further North in Philadelphia as the Delphonics started to make their mark under Stan Watson and William Hart as sweet soul started to become chart material.

The Stridells had a captivating range of vocals as tight full group falsetto harmony paints the landscape, and softly softly Tenor takes the lead, becoming more expressive as the song unfolds. Stunningly calculated with waves of male harmonies roll in; then an added touch of quality as the baritone whispers away in the background of zipping strings, then the falsetto comes to the front to climax the session.

A top-drawer, street-corner symphony, soaring from beneath the shadows of the Capitol Hill.

Condition Report

small name on a-side label (see images) playing surfaces reveal some light marks when angled in the light. but plays crisp and clean,

small name on a-side label (see images) playing surfaces reveal some light marks when angled in the light. but plays crisp and clean,

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