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Check out the Rare Soulman soul auction for all the best bargains available online. Be sure to check the closing date and time for each record to ensure to don’t miss out on the best bids. Our auction stock dramatically varies in price, with records ranging from £12-£700. Find the perfect soulful additions for your own collection.

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Specials - You Stood Me Up / Everybody Say Yea Featuring -Satch SA 512

Specials

You Stood Me Up / Everybody Say Yea Featuring

Satch : SA 512 (45s)

The same guys who earlier gave us that fabulous NS group 45 by The Cassadons on Beltone. After just one 45s release under that "throwback" name,; Johnny Finch revamped the act update, reformed as The Specials, between 1968 and 1970 this gifted team released 4 truly soul drenched 45s. Every one a winner.

Here is the first of their standout four, Chicago vocal group excellence, from the desks of the two Johnnie's; Team leader Finch & Jones who take in turns to lead one side, whilst Johnny Jones heads up the a-side; with Johnny Finch the lead on flipside.

What gifted gathering The Specials were, Johnny Finch with Windy City stalwart Billy McGregor suoervising, you just know you're about to hear, beyond "Special" harmony soul.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl both sides, as good as it gets condition

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl both sides, as good as it gets condition

Corky McClerkin - Searching For Soul / 1982 - Win Cor 3993

Corky McClerkin

Searching For Soul / 1982

Win Cor : 3993 (LP)

Ultra rare ORIGINAL 1982 Illinois private press giving up a mix of Jazz/Funk dancers, and intricate freestyle Jazz. Taking 2 months of studio work from April to June in 1982 to complete.

Located just thirty miles northwest of Chicago on I-90 this album is drenched in "Windy City" expertise.

* = edited soundclips as samples for your

Searchin' For The Soul * 5:22 - killer Jazz Funk dancer
Love Is Your Name 4:35 - soft Jazz Cruiser with Theresa Davis lead vocal
Jive Mama T 4:26* - solid sax saturated Jazzy stepper with classy piano partitions
Everything Must Change* 5:33 starting dreamy Jazz ballad that morphs into a great mid-tempo dance groove with Theresa Davis lead vocal
Open Wide 5:22 addictive Jazz stroller peppered with Artie "Duke" Payne saxophone mastery, and McClerkin keyboard panache,
Passion 4:50 a pleading soulful Jazz experience with Theresa Davis lead vocal
Off C 4:30 bopping freestyle Jazz mover, screaming saxophone attacks from Artie "Duke" Payne, with thumping percussion from Curtis Prince.
Mirror, Mirror* 5:15 - killer Jazz Funk dancer

An absolutely awesome 80's beyond-rare jazz/funk experience, with the bonus of noting back cover is "dedicated" and signed by Corky himself.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, fine mint minus clean vinyl, housed in poly-lined-inner, cover reveals only soft signs of careful storage, mostly unblemished front cover, back cover is "dedicated" and signed by Corky himself. Plays beautifully clean (listen)

Two clean labels, fine mint minus clean vinyl, housed in poly-lined-inner, cover reveals only soft signs of careful storage, mostly unblemished front cover, back cover is "dedicated" and signed by Corky himself. Plays beautifully clean (listen)

Geno Washington - Like My Baby / I'll Be Around (when You Want Me) - Atac SW 7823 alternative mix

Geno Washington

Like My Baby (1st mix) / I'll Be Around ( When You Want Me)

Atac : SW 7823 alternative mix (45s)

Hiding in plain sight for decades was The RARE alternative mix to the Mala M-12.029 release. Strangely the Hollywood pressed promo copy is THE SAME mix as the Mala release. I personally I find this "Atac" SW 7823 mix more to my taste, and so refreshing after decades of adoring the Mala imprint.

Although Discogs dates this disc as 1969, it is in fact the 1967 FIRST LABEL & the FIRST Randy A. Gibson Mix on these two George (Gino) Washington compositions.

Strangely this DIFFERENT SW 7823 mix on the stock copy, does not transfer to the Hollywood based R.P.R. distributed promo.

Noting this Atac stock 45 was credited to GENO WASHINGTON, correct crediting would have been GINO on this 45 if 1969 and the very next record released on Atac SW 7824 by The Soul Agents - Foxy Lady - with the label crediting it to Gino Washington as the producer; Discogs date this Soul Agents 45 as 1967.

All a little out of sync are those listings. Slightly confusing, but well worth hunting down, guaranteed to turn a few heads when played out.

On this glorious Detroit Northern Soul double Gino is supported by the Altrasonics & the Versatones extremely rare white & red STOCK copy in fine clean condition.

I actually prefer these two earlier mixes, very smooth, vocal gliders that had me fidging on my desk chair, resisting an embarrassing quick shuffle across the office.

Killer Detroit Northern Soul which ever side you drop the arm on!

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, reveals light surface marks,

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, reveals light surface marks,

Big Mama Thornton - You Did Me Wrong - Midnight Blues - Bay-Tone 107 plus promo artist photo

Big Mama Thornton

You Did Me Wrong / Midnight Blues

Bay-Tone : 107 plus promo artist photo (45s)

NOT the 2012 reissue but the highly elusive 1961 original complete with incredibly rare 5" by 2.5" glossy promo artist photo.

Thumping R&B screamer from "Big Mama" her uncompromising searing vocal in full flow, matched by wild Harmonic outbursts, decorated by exuberant piano pulse.
Awesome Bay Area R&B stomper, that ticks all the boxes, consistent with all her R&B output;

Another full blooded, thunderous reply and "Willie Mae" again delivers retribution in her inimitable style, emblematic of her incomparable "payback" nobody does "BIg Mama" wrong and gets clemency.

Written by the lady herself, who revels in putting her men in their place... with a Sister attitude they will never forget.

Snarling "Momma" Blues is waiting for you on the flipside

The ideal surprise Xmas stocking filler for some lucky R&B scholar... I'd be delighted with the artist photo alone!

Condition Report

complete with incredibly rare 5" by 2.5" glossy promo artist photo. Two clean labels, vinyl reveals some soft surface scuffing but plays marks,

complete with incredibly rare 5" by 2.5" glossy promo artist photo. Two clean labels, vinyl reveals some soft surface scuffing but plays marks,

Rudy Ray Moore and the RayTones ‎- Ready Willing And Able / Easy Easy Baby - Ball 502

Rudy Ray Moore and the RayTones ‎

Ready Willing And Able / Easy Easy Baby

Ball: 502 (45s)

A wanted 1959 Los Angeles R&B rocker that is really tough to find clean playable condition. Here is a copy, that plays clean and true!

The larger-than-life Rudy Ray Moore was the main contributor for this colourful label with 12 or more single 45 releases on "Ball's" meagre 25 x 7" output. A man very at home wth the late 50's R&B sound, I would have loved to have witnessed this imposing figure working his flamboyant style on stage.

An all round entertainer, actor, director and musician, delivers a session that includes a Rudy Ray raucous guitar break, partitioning his gravel-coated gargle, that had been rattling along at a furious pace, serving up a remorseless R&B shaker.

An American entertainer, actor, director and musician. He was most famous of course for his Dolemite character in Black-ploitation era of hit movies.
Rudy's first "break" came when he became the assistant to John Dolphin and shop manager of the famous Dolphins Of Hollywood store in Los Angeles. Owner of several renowned R&B labels, Recorded In Hollywood, Money, Lucky and Cash Records. Rudy adopted the turban wrapped head that became
50's fashion for as a few 50s R&B artists Chuck Willis, The Turbans etc.

A man who drew the eye with his attire and the ear with his potent musical output.

This 1959 R&B storm, is one of his best and most elusive.

Condition Report

a discreet # on the flipside label, otherwise two clean labels, strong on vinyl, reveals only soft signs of paper sleeve storage plays stron g and clean,

a discreet # on the flipside label, otherwise two clean labels, strong on vinyl, reveals only soft signs of paper sleeve storage plays stron g and clean,

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