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Gwen Owens - Just Say You're Wanted ( And Needed ) / Still True To You - Velgo

Gwen Owens

Just Say You're Wanted ( And Needed ) / Still True To You

Velgo: VO 002 (45s)

Not only one of the biggest trophies possible to lift in the Northern Soul arena..

This is the best condition copy I've ever seen..

FLAWLESS Mint minus throughout!

Condition Report

I've never witnessed a copy so gloriously unblewmished... and most likely never will again

I've never witnessed a copy so gloriously unblewmished... and most likely never will again

Marvelettes - I'll Keep Holding On / No Time For Tears - Tamla Motown TMG 518 DJ

Marvelettes

I'll Keep Holding On / No Time For Tears

Tamla Motown : TMG 518 DJ (45s)

We think the label scan & the soundfile will tell this 45's story far better than we can..

An iconic platter..

a trophy for those DJ's who want to trigger whiplash on their audience, as the turntable-cam focuses in on that Red & White vision of beauty,

the pain of envy and head swivelling will instantly dissolve in the mind when that drum roll hits..and those delicious girl vocals sprout wings..

Condition Report

Labels are free of writing or tears..light aging/browning and rub to the white areas (see scans). Vinyl reveals light hairlines under direct light.. scrutinized the soundfile we found crisp, loud, clear and true..<br />

Labels are free of writing or tears..light aging/browning and rub to the white areas (see scans). Vinyl reveals light hairlines under direct light.. scrutinized the soundfile we found crisp, loud, clear and true..

Gloria Jones - Come Go With Me / How Do You Tell An Angel - Uptown

Gloria Jones

Come Go With Me / How Do You Tell An Angel

Uptown: 732 (45s)

An authentic original FIRST PRESS

In a vinyl world of counterfeits, bootlegs and reissues it is essential you're armed with the accurate researched information or buy your vinyl from record dealers who know how to spot a "wrong 'un" in this case just a cursory glance at the sharp definition of the silver logo and the text alerts you that elusive real-deal sits right before you today.

As documented in our Rare Soul Guide documentations.

ORIGINAL The genuine authentic original press with the scratched in matrix. The 3 turn deadwax is 11.50mm wide (deadwax width may vary very slightly only a few mm, as label placement can differ by mm on each press) . The matrix reads 67091 (a gap of 20.11mm) then -1A R-550. The vinyl is .98mm thick at the start of the run-in. "A" in the matrix is straight & sharp

COUNTERFEIT. Counterfeit copy, 15.42mm wide deadwax The etched matrix 67091 (then a 4.43mm gap) - 1A R - 550. The flip etched matrix 67093 the "9" resembles a small "o" + small "b" merged. Note the deadwax width difference plus the Silver text is not sharp with clean defined edges.

The original turns only up on rare occasions, I can go years without encountering the authentic 45. So your memory can let you down, when the deceiving COUNTERFEIT is in front of you and you have to refer to the deadwax. But I knew the moment I held this disc without even checking the deadwax markings this was the legitimate press, just by the quality of the label finish.

One of the greatest Northern Soul girl recordings ever made.. and so very, very hard to capture as the REAL THING!

Condition Report

Both labels are flawless..a few very mild hairline can be detected when angled under direct light, plays PERFECT (listen) all housed in the correct genuine Uptown sleeve. Just a delight to hold and hear..

Both labels are flawless..a few very mild hairline can be detected when angled under direct light, plays PERFECT (listen) all housed in the correct genuine Uptown sleeve. Just a delight to hold and hear..

Tom Jones - Chills And Fever - UK Decca DEMO

Tom Jones

Chills And Fever / Breathless

Decca : F 11966 DJ (45s)

GIRL GROUPS and KNICKERS

https://www.raresoulman.co.uk/auction/soul-auction/ending-later/tom-jones-chills-and-fever-uk-decca-demo.html

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

It's not too often that a British cover version outstrips a USA production, but Peter guides Tom to smash this "Chills and Fever" right out of the park.. every aspect of the version is superior.

Better vocal, searing Hammond and a girl-group presence that is simply the most monumental of any British "Soul" production; those girls frantically whip up a storm of shrillness never encountered before, I know Tom is a provocative Hip-shaker but even by his levels of creating hysteria, those girls become more and more orgasmic as the songs progresses, Tom shows all us guys what is possible in less than 3 minutes. Tom's Heaven sent gift has sent them all into an intoxicated lust..

Without fear of contradiction this girl-gathering's performance is the most persuasive piece of Sister-Sound committed to vinyl during the whole of the 60's or arguably ever recorded in the UK...

Tom triggers frenzied-feminine euphoria, the like that had never been heard before..adding to that, Tom's unparalleled vocal-chords and an insane keyboard player, who seems to most likely to have transported himself into his own lascivious delirium, in the company of a pack of these sensual She-wolves, as he fingers the keyboards uncontrollably..

The TJ effect is so powerful, I'm thinking the girl-group were the first girls to throw their moist knickers at Tom whilst performing...... now I'm convinced, their frenzied euphoric choruses.. indicate they all must have gone commando..

You can see why this rare record... in-demand so much, it spawned a horrid Decca bootleg, and an official Decca reissue in 2015.

Here's is this great records rarest form, a debutante to this auction, very rare and absolutely dirty-thought-provoking

Condition Report

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

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

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

Darrell Banks

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

Atlantic : 584120 (45s)

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

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

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

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

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

Condition Report

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

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

Gallahads - I've Got To Find A Way / Once I Had A Love - Beech Wood Promo

Gallahads

I've Got To Find A Way / Once I Had A Love

Beech Wood: 5000 (45s)

Rare Los Angeles vocal-group Northern Soul with the highly sought after Doo Wop trophy on the flipside..

It doesn't happen too often, but just like the coveted Jimmy and the Sundials 45, The Gallahads disc on Beech Wood gives up two extremely desirable recording from two of the world's most dedicated collectors scenes.

Top side is a thumping slab of Miles Grayson guided Northern Soul I last heard Phil Shields play at the Rugby Ben Hall allniter. Boy, when I heard this in the authentic surrounds of this Top venue I was transported back to my youth when spine-tingling turntable experiences were why we stayed up all night..

Milres Grayson constructs the very essence of the authoritative Northern Soul Sound. Ratting drums collide with brutal brass, then tight harmony vocals take the reins to ride you through "proper" Northern Soul. Soaring vocals, towering horns pierce the air, low blows of the trombone bring you to a tumultuous instrumental break, that epitomizes the Northern Soul sound at it's most motivating. Full marks Mr. Shields for always pushing the envelope, with choice examples of Rare Dance Soul..

Flip it over and the USA and European vocal-group/Low Rider fans will be slipping into a harmony-haven as Miles Grayson again mentors a masterpiece. Seamlessly skilled flood of vocals, carefully laced into a precise arrangement, which is lifted to yet another level, at the end by an ice-chilled falsetto taking to the air.. so soulful we all can understand why this side is also is held in such high regard

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Condition Report

Two clean labels, no writing, tears, stickers to spoil the view, just very mild aging to the white background. Vinyl is very, not quite mint minus but only the finest few minuscule hairlines can be detected angled under string light. A fabulous example of one seldom seen promo.

Two clean labels, no writing, tears, stickers to spoil the view, just very mild aging to the white background. Vinyl is very, not quite mint minus but only the finest few minuscule hairlines can be detected angled under string light. A fabulous example of one seldom seen promo.

Ester Byrde - Touch Me - Take Me - Survival DEMO

Ester Byrde

Touch Me - Take Me / Tracks Of Love

Survival : SUR 1 (45s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Condition Report

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

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

Dontells - Ain't Cha My Baby / I'm Gonna Tell The World - Vee Jay Promo

Dontells

Ain't Cha My Baby / I'm Gonna Tell The World

Vee Jay : VJ 697 DJ (45s)

Ultra Rare Chicago Group Northern Soul from the guys who brought the Northern Soul scene "In Your Heart" comes blasting brass dancer decorated by slick male harmonies..

This 4 man gathering are one of the hidden gems in a treasure trove of Chicago vocal groups talents, inspired by The Dells, The Impressions etc. striving for vocal fulfillment; unfortunately Willie Weems, Nate Pendleton, Manuel Seal & Leroy Dandridge recorded far to few 45s for their accomplished harmonies; this one possibly never got past the PROMO stage.

Top side is a honking horn harmony Northern Soul dancer, sprinkled with gritty attitude fused with seamless delivery. That's why it is currently emerging as one of the UK's 45's to watch, as it is 100x's rare than "In Your Heart (You Know I'm Right)" already an established NS classic..

Flip it over to be rewarded by a slower delivery, that ripples with "The Impressions" influence. Every note as good as anything Curtis Mayfield's dream-team put together in Chicago's the Golden Year of 1965.. producer Calvin Carter even "lifted" Mayfield's haunting the muted "Gypsy" trumpets to pull together that haunting rapport only the best groups can mobilize.

"I'm Gonna Tell The World" is a masterpiece, that most likely for "pulled" from release for mimicking "The Impressions" just to darn well...

talk about "Lost Soul Gems", this shelved recording is a lost soul "Cullinan I"

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl both sides just a solitary hairline, otherwise Manship Mint, two perfect PROMO labels, housed in original Vee Jay sleeve. Near perfection awaits the lucky owner.

Flawless vinyl both sides just a solitary hairline, otherwise Manship Mint, two perfect PROMO labels, housed in original Vee Jay sleeve. Near perfection awaits the lucky owner.

Various Artists - Chartbusters U.S.A. - UK Columbia

Various Artists

Chartbusters U.S.A. / 1965 UK press

Columbia: SX 6016 (LP)

You are viewing the most-wanted, least seen of all Soul compilation albums, the fabled UK Columbia 1965 tribute to Chicago Soul and the legendary Okeh label "CHARTBUSTERS U.S.A"

14 tracks by the then mostly unknown on British airwaves, Walter Jackson, Ted Taylor, Vibrations, Billy Butler and the Chanters, Artistics and the already idolized Major Lance.. check out the back cover scan to reveal that breathtaking track listing.
With no USA counterpart, this was however an album that sold virtually nothing upon release; unless you really were very "hip" those artist's names would have meant nothing to ,most people couple with Columbia's amazingly poor marketing nevr mentioned the word Soul or R&B on the front cover. The back cover is only marginally more information, to the style of what you expect if you played it..

Thus an unparalleled album passed everybody by, for a fate of early deletion and extremely rarity..

I feel privileged today to be able to offer, a pristine copy of this insanely elusive LP. Our first flawless copy in memory..

Flawless vinyl, two perfect labels, housed in original EMI rice-paper lined "Emitex" inner sleeve. Laminated flipback cover front and back are unblemished..

Condition Report

may we repeat: Flawless vinyl, two perfect labels, housed in original EMI rice-paper lined "Emitex" inner sleeve. Laminated flipback cover front and back are unblemished..

may we repeat: Flawless vinyl, two perfect labels, housed in original EMI rice-paper lined "Emitex" inner sleeve. Laminated flipback cover front and back are unblemished..

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