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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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Marty Lewis - I Can't Do Without You / Ain't Nobody's Business - Big Deal 136

Marty Lewis

I Can't Do Without You / Ain't Nobody's Business

Big Deal : 136 (45s)

Post-Katrina already decidedly rare New Orleans 45's, have now become "impossible" to find in the wild.

Investment into rare New Orleans Northern Soul has never been stronger or indeed wiser.

Here is another fabulous Isaac Bolden creation that has now tantalized the Northern Soul collectors for decades. The instantaneous bass-guitar dance pulses, riddled with piano & vibes makes for an ideal exciting unexpected DJ drop. Marty's convincing voice, is full backed by an uncredited male vocal group "Hey Hey's" "squeals" and "shouts" converge into one muscular back-up.

Piano pulses, vibes, blaring brass, smooth male choruses, a intrusive lead vocal. This tune has it all; including validated serious rarity that was already long in place, way before a terrible natural disaster made New Orleans records so very much harder to acquire.

The flipside gives up a potent, Bluesy guitar infused FUNK dancer, featuring screaming horns, twangy plectrum rhythms, rattling drums all meld into one meaty slab of Crescent City Funk!

Two great sides, such a good looking rarity, especially snug inside it's equally elusive distributors sleeve.

Condition Report

Two clean labels. A-side vinyl is a strong clean, visually close to mint minus Excellent + plays flawless. Flipside vinyl carries a few light signs of turntable action, but this side also plays flawless

Two clean labels. A-side vinyl is a strong clean, visually close to mint minus Excellent + plays flawless. Flipside vinyl carries a few light signs of turntable action, but this side also plays flawless

Freeman Bros. with Chuck Henley and His Climax - Groove Time / Come And Get These Memores - Jovial 101

Freeman Bros. with Chuck Henley and His Climax

Groove Time / Come And Get These Memores

Jovial : 101 (45s)

From the DJ box of legendary Pittsburgh King of the turntables "Mad Mike".

Here is a seriously RARE slab of thumping R&B / Northern Soul. A New York born instrumental circa 1965, so incredibly rare this is a debutant to these pages.

This instrumental is so very "Mad Mike" style, especially when the insane sax-break crashes in, to take the recording right up into its wicked finale. Relentless brass bombards your space, then that merciless attack by the crazed saxophonist, lifting the session to an even greater level of destruction.

Mad Mike was way ahead of his time, driving a Rare Soul Dance in Pittsburgh scene in the parallel universe of Northern Soul, the Pittsburgh scene was equally vibrant. This 45 underlining it's no holds barred approach. If you're a DJ seeking an uncompromising instrumental to ignite your set, we can't recommend this explosive rarity enough.

as you ain't gonna see another in a hurry.. stand back and prepare to be blown of your feet.

This b-side hidden away on the reverse of an insipid take on a Motown classic "Come And Get These Memories" that sold nothing.

A 45 that would give an aspiring R&B DJ an edge...against the competition. A I am not, at this moment in time, aware of another copy in the UK


Condition Report

"Mad Mike" was renowned for writing his name on his 45 labels. But treating the playing surfaces with respect. See a-side label, flipside side label has an X. Vinyl is a string clean excellent throughout.

"Mad Mike" was renowned for writing his name on his 45 labels. But treating the playing surfaces with respect. See a-side label, flipside side label has an X. Vinyl is a string clean excellent throughout.

Bitter and The Sweets - I Won't Have No Babies For You / P.O.W. -  Anything, Everything Records BS 764T

Bitter and The Sweets

I Won't Have No Babies For You / P.O.W.

Anything, Everything Records : BS 764T (45s)

Soaring vocals riding a Latin rhythms delivers as good as it gets pre-disco P.O.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels,

Two flawless labels,

Celest Hardie - You're Gone / That's Why I Cry - Reynolds R 200

Celest Hardie

You're Gone / That's Why I Cry

Reynolds : R 200 (45s)

Bay Area Jazz Diva under the direction of California's premier musical conductor Rene Hall; between them they craft San Francisco's most wanted and classiest Northern Soul Sister recording.

A beyond compare timeless classic with few, if any NS recordings delivering this level of silky charm; with Celeste gliding through a "Rene" blending of considerate horns, decorated by intricate piano background..

A pleading Celeste, paints a beseeching picture of regretful recall; a young girl pleading for her man to return... so breathtakingly simplistic, in it's brilliance it appeals to everyone's collecting and dance inspirations...
As Celeste faces reality of losing a "good man", but not before her convincing performance she leaves the listener with a sense of him returning;

How could any man stay away from this songbird's allure..

A Northern Soul investment piece in just flawless condition..



Condition Report

two perfect labels, vinyl you can see your face in..! A Manship Mint pre-Christmas taster..

two perfect labels, vinyl you can see your face in..! A Manship Mint pre-Christmas taster..

Clarence Jackson - If It Don't Fit Don't Force It / What's So Good To You - Valtone V106 DJ

Clarence Jackson

If It Don't Fit Don't Force It / What's So Good To You

Valtone : V106 DJ (45s)

Mr. "Cool Jerk" Don Storball re-enacts the that potent "Cool Jerk" motivation into a piano-propelled dancer, featuring heavy bass guitar rhythms, peppered with Mike Terry-esque burping baritone sax prompts, so very DETROIT!

Squealing girls enhance the proceedings that unfolds, with timely shrill choruses. A very convincing slab of 1974 Detroit Northern Soul. Presented here as the very rare PROMO COPY in fine clean condition.

But this 45 is so much more than just a one-trick-pony. Do not overlook the sumptuous b-side, a spectacular hybrid of Barry White styled vocal woven into a "What's Going On" inspired arrangement. This side is begging for some Sunday afternoon chill-out exposure. a recording that would spin some heads around I'm sure.

Which ever side you drop the arm onto, this is an elusive 45 that just keeps on giving. Especially if you own it in it's by far and away rarest form.

Condition Report

Two spotless white demo labels, both sides of the vinyl are close to mint minus.

Two spotless white demo labels, both sides of the vinyl are close to mint minus.

Swan Silvertones - If Your God Is Dead / He's Sweet I Know - HOB is Gospel HOB 1356

Swan Silvertones

If Your God Is Dead / He's Sweet I Know

HOB is Gospel : HOB 1356 (45s)

Sharp, edgy, funky gospel mover, firmly set into today's dancefloor requirements.

Condition Report

Vinyl reveals some light surface marks when angled in the light, but as you can hear it plays clean and true.

Vinyl reveals some light surface marks when angled in the light, but as you can hear it plays clean and true.

Bobby Bl;and - Bobby Blans / 4 track 1964 EP with cover - Vocalion VE-P 1701153

Bobby Bland

Bobby Bland / 4 track 1964 EP with cover

Vocalion : VE-P 1701153 (EP)

As British Decca delved further in the Duke / Peacock catalogue they acquire the rights to a few of years earlier, a long overdue Bobby Blue Bland EP hit the streets of the UK to a very cool non-selling response.

This EP was actually held back from released for two years, whilst the dust settled over the controversial 1961 withdrawn in the USA track "How Does A Cheating Woman Feel" that Don Robey insisted was withdrawn from sale. Label dated 1962, the fully laminated flipback cover and notes the date as 1964.

4 tracks are:
1. Yield Not To Temptation (Bobby Blue's most vibrant hipshaker)
2. How Does A Cheating Woman Feel (the single release instantly withdrawn in the USA)
3. Blue Moon (A long time MOD scene classic)
4.Who Will The Next Fool Be? (killer Texas Deep Soul/Blues ballad)

This was Bobby's debut EP in the UK with his reputation still running way under the UK publics radar. It was soon followed by another equally passed over EP "Bobby Bland Sings" Vocalion VE-P-170157. But Decca still neglected the big Bobby Blue Bland "push" and today all his 45's and his two EP's are consider "vinyl treasures" by the British Soul vinyl collectors.

This EP at this level of condition, is one of his least seen examples of his too few UK releases.

See condition report below:

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong die-cut centre completely intact, play tested vinyl plays totally clean, visually only the merest sleeve storage hairlines reveals itself under direct light. Complete with the seldom seen fully laminated flipback cover. Also clean and free of any writing, veins, stains or creases Mint minis cover and label, Ex+ vinyl that plays Mint -. A tip-top example.

Two clean labels, 4 prong die-cut centre completely intact, play tested vinyl plays totally clean, visually only the merest sleeve storage hairlines reveals itself under direct light. Complete with the seldom seen fully laminated flipback cover. Also clean and free of any writing, veins, stains or creases Mint minis cover and label, Ex+ vinyl that plays Mint -. A tip-top example.

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