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Georgia Soul Twisters - Look Out I'm Going To blow Your Mind / Mother Duck - Waxwing W 1010

Georgia Soul Twisters

Look Out I'm Going To blow Your Mind / Mother Duck

Waxwing : W 1010 (45s)

WARNING! this record if dangerously different.

Originating from the small town of Lyons, Georgia. The Georgia Soul Twisters were very active on the live music scene, seeking opportunities to gig when and where they could, touring the southern states in winter, migrating north in the summer. This nomadic existence may explain why they had only 3 releases and on 3 different labels, yet a decent repertoire for live performances. With 10 group members, the manager and no doubt the odd groupie, they probably needed the equivalent of a Greyhound bus to get around.

It’s not clear who they were, but their manager was Mose “Pop” Braziel, an influential figure in the bands recordings. “Pop” knew people, industry people, arranging a deal with Jimmy Liggins, owner of Duplex Records, but here’s the odd thing, their debut 45 “Soul shing-a-ling dance”, recorded in Dallas, appears on a one-off Duplex label design from LA. It ties in though with Liggins living in LA, even though his long running label varied in design, addresses and Duplex distributors covering California, Tennessee, Arkansas, Tennessee, North Carolina and Florida. Liggins, a massive figure in the 50’s R&B world, passed away in Durham in 1978, 2 decades after setting up Duplex and still working in Music at a College.

Their second release “You shot me (through the grease)” was recorded in Tampa circa 67’ and issued on the New York Mainstream label, this too, came courtesy of Pop’s links with another R&B giant Dave Crawford. The band recorded their third and final recording “Look out (I’m gonna blow your mind)” at a small central Florida recording studio in the early 70s. Pop died, aptly, in Lyons in March 1969 aged 64, so he never got to open doors for what was a private recording, so it was self-financed and self-released, and no doubt done with Pop in mind.

And now after journeying the length and breadth of the USA, this rarity is now making waves, big waves on the Northern Soul scene. As it collectors warm not only to it's long term rarity but also to it's raw, gritty, rugged production with a relentless Hammond, shredded to pieces by a searing vocal saturated in desire, passion and determination. Then a sax break bridges the two ends together.. PROPER NORTHERN SOUL!!

Flip it over for INSANE Funk! Jeez this smacks you in the face, and jam session taking no prisoners. Madness ensues as every instrumental tries to upstage the other.. it's a Funk play-off to end all contests, crazed but so damn effective..

Two bizarre recording that instantly grab the Rare Soul DJ by the balls.. who wants some-old, same-old... gimme more of this style that rips the top of your head off!



Condition Report

The sound is flawless in every way as you can hear, vinyl reveals a few light surface marks, none of which affect the sound. Both labels are Mint - unblemished "as new"

The sound is flawless in every way as you can hear, vinyl reveals a few light surface marks, none of which affect the sound. Both labels are Mint - unblemished "as new"

Home Of The Blues # 1 - May 1966 1st. issue / Vibrations, Irma Thomas, Don Covey, Arthur Alexander etc. - Home Of Te Blues #1

Home Of The Blues #1

May 1966 1st. issue / featurin'; The Vibrations, Irma Thomas, Don Covey, Arthur Alexander etc.

Home Of The Blues : #1 (MAG)

The birth of Blues & Soul, John E. Abbey's D.I.Y. project from 100 Angel House, Woolmer Road, London N. 18

Home Of The Blues No. 1 which after a series of 11 issues saw the birth of

Condition Report

Two spine staples firmly intact, all pages 11 pages 22 sides solidly in place. No tears, corner bumps, rips or stickers. Very, very light age "browning" no foxing. Minuscule faint stain bottom right corner. This is a magnificent example of the most historically important magazine out of all the 1,000's of dedicated to Soul Music fanzines, magazines annd books ever printed in the British Isles

Two spine staples firmly intact, all pages 11 pages 22 sides solidly in place. No tears, corner bumps, rips or stickers. Very, very light age "browning" no foxing. Minuscule faint stain bottom right corner. This is a magnificent example of the most historically important magazine out of all the 1,000's of dedicated to Soul Music fanzines, magazines annd books ever printed in the British Isles

Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely / I Need Your Love - Col Soul 1152

Chandlers

Your Love Makes Me Lonely / I Need Your Love

Col Soul : 1152 (45s)

Soul Vocal Group Heaven no matter which side you drop the arm on.

Columbus, Ohio throughout the 60's & 70's provided rare Soul scholars with many recordings to consider, this example from the talented Jeff Smith arguably being the best, as if offers riveting Northern Soul one side and sublime harmony Soul the other.

From the outset this is a moody, sultry journey that just burrows deeper into your psyche. The lead vocal drags the depths of rejection, as a stepping dance rhythm slowly releases it's hypnotic charms. The vocal purrs it's low tones, as the dismal situation is lifted some by some delicious falsetto harmony in flitting in and out of the sulking production that evolves into spectacular Northern Soul with a difference.

Flip it over, to be treated to Low Rider excellence, searing falsetto floats of wave of doo-wah's and choruses.. something The Dells would have been proud to put their name to. Making this a double-header shimmering with distilled quality which ever side is your choice of play.

Condition Report

nothing short of stunning - yellow label pornography - is spanking clean. The vinyl reveals on the only the merest opccasional hairline when angled under direct light. Strong Mint minus / Mint minus

nothing short of stunning - yellow label pornography - is spanking clean. The vinyl reveals on the only the merest opccasional hairline when angled under direct light. Strong Mint minus / Mint minus

Darrell Banks - Open The Door OF Your Heart / Our Love ( Is In The Pocket ) - London HL 10070 DJ

Darrell Banks

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

London: HL 10070 DJ (45s)

Some records just speak for themselves...

except..

THIS IS FINEST COPY I'VE ENCOUNTERED IN MEMORY!!

Flawless in every way!

Condition Report

Just the finest copy, I've seen, perhaps ever Mint - / Mint - / Mint -

Just the finest copy, I've seen, perhaps ever Mint - / Mint - / Mint -

Timothy Wilson - Timothy Wilson / inc: It's Love Baby + Who Babe - H&L 69034

Timothy Wilson

Timothy Wilson / It's Love Baby

H&L: 69034 (LP)

The lost talent that was Timothy Wilson, one of my all time favourite Soul voices. Under recorded, lost in the jungle called the music industry. This is his one and only album that H&L only paid cursory attention to: They never saw fit to lift any of those exceptional tracks for 45 release or indeed ever promoted Timothy Wilson as the unique artist he was. Another case underlining the sad loss to Soul music, caused by the churning machinery of the music industry looking for the next trend to hook in to.

Boston's talented Soul producer Herschel Dwellingham, travels south to New Jersey to record a monumental album with the equally gifted Landy McNeil with "old hands" Bert Keyes, Bob Johnson George Pettus adding weight to the proceedings. How disappointment the crew must have been as this album fell through the cracks in the industry. To pass unnoticed by the general public and sell almost nothing upon release.

Today this album is considered, certainly by me, as one of the greatest 70's Soul sessions ever committed to vinyl..

Listen to the glorious track "It's Love Baby" & "Who Babe" you will find it difficult to find comparisons or indeed find a reason why these recordings d not make 45 release. They are both exceptional, Soul grooves worthy of DJ set, especially on a Sunday chill-out, quality of the level needs an appreciative audience. The audience it never received in New York in 1978, a city blinded by the Disco-Tsunami that deprived so many Soul artists of hits.

Without question one of the greatest Soul albums ever made, by an artist who never achieve the notoriety his talent surely deserved.

Very hard to acquire, especially in this astonishing near perfect condition.

Condition Report

The cover id truly immaculate, could hardly be cleaner or more perfect. Two unblemished labels and vinyl that is a clean hardly played Mint minus throughout. The only way to better this tip-top condition is to locate a still sealed copy..

The cover id truly immaculate, could hardly be cleaner or more perfect. Two unblemished labels and vinyl that is a clean hardly played Mint minus throughout. The only way to better this tip-top condition is to locate a still sealed copy..

Four Corners - Mad about The Girl / Don't Send Me Away - Jewel 883

Four Corners

Mad about The Girl / Don't Send Me Away

Jewel : 883 (45s)

Very rare Cincinnati, neighborhood street-corner Sweet Soul excellence, sublime harmonies are about to waft into your space..not once but twice as this D.I.Y. 45 gives up two equally captivating sides.

We lead with a crisp cool falsetto, guiding his harmonizing teammates as the group, softly coo about the power of love and how he is besotted, trapped by her charms. totally under her power. He does everything for her, because he's "mad about the girl". Completely seamless throughout, The Four Corners belie their "local" status on this low budget "friends & family" release. Wow! this is so good it could have been The Stylistics, The Delfonics, The Whispers performing this standout example of the genre. But it's an unknown group with only this record (I can find) to their name.

A group confident in their style, as they repeat this feat on the flipside. This time with a slight more "edge" for those of you who like their "Soul" sugar free. This pleading session is saturated in an urgent need, for te girl no to leave. The harmony backing on this side goes up a notch, for an on your knees performance punctuate with a delightful; guitar solo.

OK, so now go out and find a finer street-level example of distilled Sweet Soul... now there is a challenge!! YTo better this very rare, spectacular local, tiny run, Sweet Soul - Low Rider excellence.





Condition Report

two flawless labels, as you can hear both sides of the vinyl play flawless. A few very light blemishes revealed under direct light.

two flawless labels, as you can hear both sides of the vinyl play flawless. A few very light blemishes revealed under direct light.

Willie Tee - I Peeped Your Hole Card / She Really Did Surprise Me - Gatur 701

Willie Tee

I Peeped Your Hole Card / She Really Did Surprise Me

Gatur : 701 (45s)

Willie Turbinton an highly esteemed Northern Soul icon, an artist who gave so much material for the British Soul fan to feast upon. Most all his own creations, and all offering the NS scene a quality 45 or album to chase.

Here is his rarest 45, on his own label with himself rattling the piano rhythms. In typical Willie Tee style, his pleading vocal style is so easy to pinpoint to him and only him. Decorating his accusing voice with the compulsory girl-group verse or two. Just like in "First Taste Of Hurt" he exposes the hurt hidden inside the lady of his intent. But unlike "First Taste Of Hurt" this disc is unicorn-rare, considered a "Rarest Of The Rare" which very few DJ/Collectors have ever owned.

So once again immerse yourself the sound of New Orleans from one of it's greatest ever Black artists. A highly accomplished man with a gift of conveying real-emotion, carving a tapestry of life situations, serving them up woven into a Rare Soul dance arrangement.

What a talent Willie Tee was.. here he is with not only his most elusive Gatur recording but also his best.

Do not pass by, it is doubtful we'll ever be able to offer this 45 in flawless condition again..

All record collectors don't need reminding of this century's heartbreaking New Orleans human disasters, weather that obliterate people homes & possessions. Is there another super-clean Gatur 701 out there to find?
We doubt it..


Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest occasional hairline under direct light. It plays as you can hear - perfectly!

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest occasional hairline under direct light. It plays as you can hear - perfectly!

Magic Night - If You And I Had Never Met / If You And I Had Never Met (instrumental) - Pye 7N 25698 DJ

Magic Night

If You And I Had Never Met / If You And I Had Never Met (instrumental)

Pye : 7N 25698 DJ (45s)

A hugely popular Northern Soul revival spin, presented here on it's original October 1975 DEMO copy.

This is no easy find on it's USA Roulette release these days and sells the moment we list it. As the UK Pye release it seldom surfaces, as the coveted DEMO his is our firs copy in over 5 years.

This former Blackpool Mecca / Cleethorpes Pier play was spun as a new release on the import, which triggered the every watchful UK Pye to release it almost immediately it became a floorfiller.
A magnificent Reid Whitelaw & Norman Bergen project just on the cusp of the New York disco boom. Fortunately they stayed true to Mervin And Melvin Steals lyrics and kept the "Soul" intact whilst creating a superb dancer.

Today it sounds even better than it did in the mid-70's. Soaring trumpets, rich backing harmonies, silky falsetto vocals punctuated by pumping horns. Not as disco cliche in earshot, the inspiring wall of sound just sweeps you way.. groaning under the weight of brass and the contrast of razor sharp voices, this combination is irresistible. Every LOVES IT.

I especially adore it as this attractive rarely seen 1975 DEMO - my soft spot for British rarities has been prodded..

Condition Report

Found tucked away deep in the warehouse, still housed in it's birth sleeve. A few mild storage blemishes, two perfect labels. Very nice copy.

Found tucked away deep in the warehouse, still housed in it's birth sleeve. A few mild storage blemishes, two perfect labels. Very nice copy.

Marvin Gaye - Take This Heart Of Mine / 4/6/1966 Mix WIL 188320  T4KM - RCA CUSTOM T4KM -6060

Marvin Gaye

Take This Heart Of Mine / 4/6/1966 Mix WIL 188320 T4KM

RCA CUSTOM : T4KM -6060 (10")

Marvin fans here is the fabled and unissued 10" studio acetate of the 04/06/1966 2' minute 41" seconds take of "Take This Heart Of Mine" - Mix WIL 188320 T4KM -6060

as opposed to the 1966 single release on Tamla T 54132 45 release Mix WIL 190303 T4KM -6045

Uniquely sophisticated take without so much frantic urgency associated with Marvin early Motown recordings. WIL 188320 mix featured on the 1966 Moods Of Marvin Gaye LP and the 7" mini lp. When it was chosen for 45 release, they beefed it up, adding stronger upfront vibes, slightly lengthen the running time, with an in-your-face chorus, that they considered suited the charts more..

Motown did have several attempts at getting this song prepared for instant chart success (that never quite hit the mark) failing to break into the billboard top 40.
Before you today is the first mix (unissued as the 45) which I prefer, a subtle take with less emphasis on startling dance, a more classy version; that seamlessly reaches that amazing James Jamerson bass guitar break... for a stunning finale!

RARE and unique, an essential addition for Marvin Gaye and Motown dedicated collections ..



Moods Of Marvin Gaye

Condition Report

Recoat written across the label, as the Motown "can" the WIL 190303 T4KM -6045 for release.

Recoat written across the label, as the Motown "can" the WIL 190303 T4KM -6045 for release.

Marvels - Rock Steady / Be My Baby - Pama Supreme PS 338

Marvels

Rock Steady / Be My Baby

Pama Supreme : PS 338 (45s)

Rare and killer version of the Aretha Franklin slab of Funk.

Searing UK funk with a blistering vocal and persistent rhythms that don't give time for a breathe. Intense Vocally, rhythmically compelling.

Funk DJ's especially outside of the UK, if your looking to refresh your set with something another DJ is unlike to play before you, this rarity fits the bill. Check out that lady's voice, suitably backed up with the occasional shrill chorus, as she squeals her way through a assault of Funky pulse..

A total dance record and rare - 1971 UK press in fine clean condition.

Knock 'em dead with something different!

Condition Report

Clean labels, just the merest hint of sticker residue

Clean labels, just the merest hint of sticker residue

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