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Kenny Smith - Lord What's Happened / The Same Old Story - Goldspot 108328

Kenny Smith

Lord What's Happened / The Same Old Story

Goldspot : 108328 (45s)

I wonder if any other rare music collecting scenes are littered with the plethora of so much assumption, misinformation, guess work or perversion of the truth as the Northern Soul collecting obsession. Or indeed have so many devious deceptions that still plague the scene today.

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Rumours, falsification of the facts especially when it surrounds it's most colorful character, the much maligned Simon Soussan.

Mostly by people who have never met him, dealt with him or even spoken to him. Whilst he was certainly the "naughtiest" Northern Soul pioneer of them all, with all manner of trickery accompanying vinyl dealings. People quickly forget that Simon was also the first man to discover a plethora of Northern Soul anthems during his record dealing career. So many now classic rare records, it would take a whole book dedicated to the man's colourful life to fully document his huge influence on the Northern Soul scene. Good and bad.

So to suggest, the fact that Simon Soussan had Kenny Smith "Lord" on Goldspot listed on one of his extensive rare-record sales lists. The 45 must be a bootleg is utterly ludicrous. As this Goldspot press is the very first version the Blackpool Mecca anthem; Colin Curtis made into a countrywide classic after the legendary Rare-Soul DJ broke it single-handed; against all odds. From raised its eyebrow beginnings into a dancefloor monster countrywide.

The Goldspot 45 is not only it's first incarnation, it is (according to our 20 year old database) almost 9 times rarer than the General American original promo and 15 times rarer than the styrene bootleg. Which ironically Simon allegedly repress at Monarch Recording in Los Angeles. All can be confirmed by any google method you care to use.

Before you today is the authentic FIRST incarnation of a "Lord What's Happening Too Your People" classic that has been woven into the very fabric of Northern Soul since Colin daringly backed his "outside the box" thinking and played it to an astonished Blackpool Mecca faithful in the first half of the 70's decade.

Simon was certainly not the "Messiah", he was a very naughty boy. But he also discovered more great Northern Soul recordings than he is given credit for. With the exception of John Anderson, more than any other Northern Soul rare vinyl dealer, period.

The ever vigilant NS Soul police, misinformed rumor mongers, please take note. This disc on Goldspot is by far the recordings rarest form, the very first mix of this revolutionary NS classic.

Can we now drop all charges on this disc, against one of the scenes most prolific contributors. With many other offences guilty as charged and a weighty file full of "taken into consideration".

Not many DJ's or collectors own the elusive 45. The rush for ownership is now on. As today it is emerging "THE" version to play, with it's fresh rawness, being perfect to stir the crowd, in this still evolving Northern Soul scene.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl has light

Two clean labels, vinyl has light

Kings Of Soul - Is Your Love For Me / Girl What Have You Done - Down To Earth DTE 78

Kings Of Soul

Is Your Love For Me / Girl What Have You Done

Down To Earth : DTE 78 (45s)

Glorious Chicago vocal group Northern Soul ONLY available as the extremely elusive STOCK copy.

Condition Report

Two fine clean labels, unblemished vinyl. A fabulous copy.

Two fine clean labels, unblemished vinyl. A fabulous copy.

Hank Jacobs - Elijah Rockin’ With Soul / East Side - Call Me CM 5385 DJ

Hank Jacobs

Elijah Rockin’ With Soul / East Side

Call Me: CM 5385 DJ (45s)

Rarely encountered White Promo of this timeless Northern Soul instrumental anthem

Condition Report

Two clean white promo labels, carrying full gloss, unblemished perfection. Vinyl reveals only the lightest surface hairlines under direct light. Flawless audio.

Two clean white promo labels, carrying full gloss, unblemished perfection. Vinyl reveals only the lightest surface hairlines under direct light. Flawless audio.

Village Sounds - These Windows / Love In - Onyx 0102

Village Sound

These Windows / Love In

Onyx: 0102 (45s)

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Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only the finest of sleeve contact storage hairlines. Plays flawless

Two clean labels, vinyl reveals only the finest of sleeve contact storage hairlines. Plays flawless

Ozz and his Sperlings - Can You Qualify / Daddy Rollin’ Stone - Goldenway 501 DJ

Ozz and the Sperlings

Can You Qualify / Daddy Rollin’ Stone

Goldenway: 501 DJ (45s)

Jesse Maison Osborne, known affectionately as “Ozz” was a legendary force behind so much Bay Area Soul during the 60’s later becoming one of Berkeley’s Fantasy Records main studio influences during the 70’s.

Working closely with the mysterious Troy Dodds, Claude Baby Huey, Frank Jones and Herbert Campbell at Villa. Ozz was certainly an integral part off the Bay Area Soul scene.

On this 1966 release “Ozz” gives up not one but two imposing Northern Soul dancers.

Top side kicks off with muscular percussion inviting Ozz’s Moody voice to shimmy into sulking Popcorn rhythms. Whilst that bevy of young girls “The Sperling” pitch their shrill chorus responses. Moody, infectious and compelling, still yet to have the full NS exposure it deserves.

Flip it over for another sulky R&B winner again that cocktail of Ozz’s brash voice supported by the contrasting squeals of that searing girl chorus.

Two strong sides, with just a sprinkling of “Popcorn” making it ideal for today’s NS dancefloor mood.

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl, unblemished a-side label. Small X flip side label. A mighty fine copy

Flawless vinyl, unblemished a-side label. Small X flip side label. A mighty fine copy

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

Marvelettes

I’ll Keep Holding On / No Time For Tears

Tamla Motown: TMG 518 (45s)

An impressive Mint minus copy, so very challenging to acquire British Tampa’s Motown Northern Soul classics in sublime condition 54 years after their birth in that golden TMG era of 1965 / 66.

A Joe Hunter & William “Mickey” Stevenson collaboration, a typically a meatier construction compared to “HDH” creations of the period. Making for a matchless slab of girl-group Motown Northern Soul. Still adored by the Northern Soul dancers today.

But with this listing we feel the equally important criterian is the “rare” near unblemished condition... it’s a keeper no upgrade tag could ever be slapped on this example of a masterclass in Motown.

Condition Report

Just the merest sleeve contact surface hairlines revealed under direct light, to

Just the merest sleeve contact surface hairlines revealed under direct light, to

Gloria Scott - What Am I Gonna Do / Australian 1974 press - Casablanca NB 9002

Gloria Scott

What Am I Gonna Do / 1974 Australian press

Casablanca: NB 9002 (LPs)

The rare 1974 Astor distributed Australian press. The release with the fully laminated cover, that dismisses all doubts surrounding the reissue debate.

That day in 1974, when Gloria was invited to cut this album with three of Los Angeles’s greatest studio scholars. Did any of them envisage they were about to craft an album that would sell nothing upon release, but would later rise up to tranform Gloria into a European icon. Even today, 45 years later she still takes center stage at the top Soul weekenders. Performing the 3 standout tracks on this extraordinary LP and more...

Barry White, Gene Page & Tom Brock ultilized Gloria’s sweet vocal to deliver one of the greatest, certainly best-loved Soul Sister albums of all time.

Not only for “A Case Of Too Much Lovemakin’” but also for the equally enthralling “That’s What You Say Everytime You’re Near Me” not forgetting her most wanted recording on 45; the title track “What Am I Gonna Do” whilst these three standout as being awesome. All the other tracks are top drawer also.

Without doubt one of the greatest Sister Soul albums of all time, also in it’s most tactile format, the rarely encountered fully laminated cover.

Underlining the Australian challenge to France for making the best quality vinyl and media on the planet.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, fine clean vinyl housed in original poly-inner. Fully laminated cover back and front. Light shelf wear to outer seams and spine. But free of creases, stains, writing or tears. Super tactile format.

Two clean labels, fine clean vinyl housed in original poly-inner. Fully laminated cover back and front. Light shelf wear to outer seams and spine. But free of creases, stains, writing or tears. Super tactile format.

Bobby Goldsboro -It’s Too Late / I’m Goin’ Home - United Artists UP 1128 DJ

Bobby Goldsboro

It’s Too Late / I’m Goin’ Home

United Artists: UP 1128 DJ (45s)

The many different faces of Northern Soul - who could blame any “outsider” for not quite grasping what the Northern Soul Sound actually is?

Paul Anka, Peggy March, Bobby Goldsboro, Charlie Rich all gave the scene fabulous Northern Soul recordings to dance to. Whilst also Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, James Brown have supplied their fair share of floor-destroyers to wow the crowd.

So where does the line begin and end? What actually constitutes Northern Soul? There have been a few self-important bigots who proclaim they only collect music by Soul (black) artists, then suffer a foot in the mouth moment, when they discover that a blue-eyed sound was actually delivered by a person of colour and of course vice versa.

Along with many other collectors I personally could not care a jot what colour of skin the artist has or what genre he or she may have sung in another part of their career. All I care about is the emotion their recording triggers in my being, when I hear it.

I love this song, I always have, ever since I first heard it spun at the Nottingham Palais “Bali Hai” room. I was already stomping on the famous revolving dancefloor after Guy Darrell’s - I’ve Been Hurt .. had previously laid down the gauntlet of Blue-eyed Northern Soul excellence.

Bobby Goldsboro has a warm rich vocal, he’s also a highly gifted lyricist. Add to that, the Brill Building of New York; that hanging-horns knowhow from Bill Justis and Jack Gold and you have the very essence of 1966 Northern Soul uplift.

Not to mention that glorious Red & White DEMO label that will have all old-school vinyl diggers salivating... and old-school non-prejudicial dancer catapulting themselves back to their formative years.

Northern Soul should be sung by Soul artists is a myth and to not appreciate Bobby’s “It’s Too Late” is to myth the point...

Condition Report

Two flawless Red & White labels, unblemished vinyl only giving up a few pitiful sleeve contact hairlines under strong light, still housed in birth-sleeve

Two flawless Red & White labels, unblemished vinyl only giving up a few pitiful sleeve contact hairlines under strong light, still housed in birth-sleeve

Bobby Treetop - So Sweet, So Satisfyin’ / Valentine - Tuff 415 DJ

Bobby Treetop

So Sweet, So Satisfying / Valentine

Tuff: 415 DJ (45s)

The Lord Lucan of Northern Soul? Whatever became of Bobby Treetop after recording only two 45’s, both of which are Northern Soul blockbusters; never to be heard of again.

This is the rarest of the two, perhaps that’s why

Condition Report

Some light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays loud, clean and true. Both promo labels are unblemished, see images.

Some light surface hairlines, but as you can hear it plays loud, clean and true. Both promo labels are unblemished, see images.

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