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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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7th. Avenue Aviators - You Should ‘O Held On /Boy Next Door - Congress CG 255 DJ

7th. Avenue Aviators

You Should ‘O Held On / Boy Next Door

Congress: CG 255 DJ (45s)

Some Northern Soul antHems require no build-up from us, to trigger interest. This listing is one of those 45s.

The sound file attached, will being doing all the talking for us.

So let’s talk about CONDITION, after the euphoria subsides, please read carefully. About it spectacular near perfect and the FLAW in the deadwax.

Two mint labels, Mint - playing surfaces, housed in company sleeves, looks spectacular doesn’t it?

BUT Please NOTE this record has a hairline in the DEADWAX, a fine ring crack that doesn’t affect play at all. Images provided.

Condition Report

Two mint labels, Mint playing surfaces, housed in company sleeves, looks spectacular doesn’t it.

Two mint labels, Mint playing surfaces, housed in company sleeves, looks spectacular doesn’t it.

Don Burdick - Bari Track / I Have Faith In You - Sound Impressions SIR 6808

Don Burdick

Bari Track / I Have Faith In You

Sound Impressions : SIR 6808 (45s)

No words from me could ever elevate this Northern Soul anthem, any higher that it already flies in the dreams of NS collectors.

Two sides to die for... literally.

Condition Report

Impeccable condition, two perfect labels, vinyl revealing a few mild hairlines under direct. A fabulous copy.

Impeccable condition, two perfect labels, vinyl revealing a few mild hairlines under direct. A fabulous copy.

Eugene Remus - You Never Miss A Good Thing / Gotta Have Your Loving - Motown M-1001

Eugene Remus

You Never Miss A Good Thing / Gotta Have Your Loving

Motown: M-1001 (45s)

Continuing our presentation of rare USA Motown “pinks” in special condition, here is Eugene’s solitary 45 released 1961.

This listing is the L8 OW 7990-1A stamped in matrx - with strings mix. This copy is the "with strings" recording, with “Gotta Have Your Loving” flipside.

As you can see those striped pink labels are immaculate and the vinyl is likewise. We are never and we believe you are never going to ever see a finer example of Motown 1001.

Stunning, miraculous condition we shall never encounter again. One for the Motown academics who value rarity and condition as their priorities when hunting down those early 60’s “pinks”

Condition Report

Two completely clean Mint labels, vinyl is just unblemished.. amazing condition for this disc.

Two completely clean Mint labels, vinyl is just unblemished.. amazing condition for this disc.

Pauline Rogers - I’m Just A Woman / I’ve Been Prentending - Flair-X FL 5001

Pauline Rogers

I’m Just A Woman / I’ve Been Prentending

Flair-X: FL 5001 (45s)

Blues collectors & Northern Soul R&B / Popcorn DJ’s take note; this record that sits high in the long line of feisty 50’s Black R&B Gals. This 1957 45 out of New York, NY underlines that convincing style was not the preserve of only Ruth Brown, Lavern Baker, Big Maybelle etc. Theere was also some other ladies who could scream and shake it up with the best of them.

“I’m Just A Woman” is a fabulous R&B dancer. A Blues Guitar and Double-Bass driven Tittyshaker, just perfect for Pauline’s sassy presence and defiant grinding vocal.

Whilst the flip is a Deep R&B sad tale with a full Sister harmony back-up. A mournful stroller that will have R&B and Soul fans attention especial when that emotional Sax solo kicks in

Two great sides that will create interest from all corners of the R&B/Soul/Blues collectors.. as the condition is unicorn RARE!

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, perfect previously unplayed vinyl, all housed in the extremely rare birth-sleeve. Insanely rare condition!

Two flawless labels, perfect previously unplayed vinyl, all housed in the extremely rare birth-sleeve. Insanely rare condition!

Herman Hitson - She’s A Bad Girl / Show Some Sign - Mint 32096 DJ

Herman Hitson

She’s A Bad Girl / Show Some Sing

Minit: 32096 DJ (45s)

Three years after Lee Moses wrote and first recorded this lyrically superior tune. The partnership of Lee and Johnny Brantley enlisted one of the most magnificent Soul voices of the last century, to vocally beef-up those superior words, weave them into a muscular Funky arrangement and the result is spectacular.

Potent musicianship tries to match up to Hitson’s bulldozer delivery. His voice ripping into every word, with an inner passion few artists could ever replicate.
Screaming horns, sizzling Girl-group choruses, power this brutal production that outstrips the original by some distance.

The dancefloor H-bomb guaranteeing devastation every time... invariably jolting turntable voyeurs to rotate their hard at 45rpm in an attempt to see “who the hell is singing this?”

Herman’s voice has that affect on people...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, beautifully clean vinyl reveals only the mildest of surface hairlines under direct light. All housed in birth-sleeve.

Two clean labels, beautifully clean vinyl reveals only the mildest of surface hairlines under direct light. All housed in birth-sleeve.

Jimmy Moore - Church Street Sally / I Hate You Baby - S.P.Q.R. 1006 DJ

Jimmy Moore

Church Street Sally / I Hate You Baby

S.P.Q.R.: 1006 DJ (45s)

Buckle-up! Frank Guida is about to take you on a death-defying rollercoaster ride around Norfolk, VIrginia. Jimmy Moore has filled the tank with high-octane screaming fuel. Frank’s behind the wheel.. be prepared to wreck the dancefloor, burn-up the soles of your feet, as the friction of Northern Soul turbos trigger compelling gymnastic desires.

Church Street was of course where all the action was in mid-60’s Norfolk.. and Sally was the Queen of that neighbourhood. So let Sally into your life, she’s an unparalleled beast with one intention.. that’s to wear you out.

Do not drive by..

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, fine clean play perfect vinyl. Revealing only very mild surface hairlines under direct light.

Two clean promo labels, fine clean play perfect vinyl. Revealing only very mild surface hairlines under direct light.

Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight Is All Over / What I Want I Can Never Have - Stateside SS 374

Jimmy Radcliffe

Long After Tonight Is All Over / What I Want I Can Never Have

Stateside: SS 374 (45s)

An astonishing immaculate copy of this “Ender Of All Enders”

Right from those embryonic Northern Soul nights of the Twisted Wheel, this moving Big-City-Beat-Ballad from the office of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has always been regarded, the ultimate “last record” of a British Soul event.

A 45 that almost a decade later, seamlessly transferred itself to Wigan Casino and beyond. Of course other clubs had different “Enders”.

The Blackpool Mecca’s finale was played out by Young-Holt Trio - California Montage; Cleethorpes Pier was brought to a close by Charles Mann - It’s All Over; the wonderful,Rugby Benn Hall allniter is religiously finished by the mighty march of Ray Pollard’s - The Drifter.

But here is the 45 that started this unique trend of sending your audience home with an uplifting ballad, after they’d exhausted themselves dancing to the very last drop.

Rare condition, is only a fraction of why this 45 is on auction. It’s mainly here to pay homage to the world’s most diverse underground music scene...and the standout quality music it has championed through fully 55 years
..long may it live on.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, unblemished vinyl that only reveals the merest hairline under direct light. Still housed in it’s birth sleeve with 3/6d “old money” written on the front cover.

Two flawless labels, unblemished vinyl that only reveals the merest hairline under direct light. Still housed in it’s birth sleeve with 3/6d “old money” written on the front cover.

Little Joe Hinton - I Won’t Be Your Fool / My Love Is Real - Arvee 5028

Little Joe Hinton

I Won’t Be Your Fool / My Love Is Real

Arvee: 5028 (45s)

An all consuming crushing R&B Northern Soul heavyweight! Carried by a beautifully gnarled vocal saturated in defiance. As intrusive horns blast out a trail of destruction for Little Joe to swagger through....oh and how swaggers empowered by his new attitude.

This man surely knew how to serve up an explosive dancer, his other 45 “let’s Start A Romance” is so impressive it has been bootlegged to meet demand.
This 45 has not been reissued in any form, and is significantly rarer than “Romance” just waiting in the wings to take the R&B scene by a storm with the right DJ behind it


Little Joe’s first release of the two he did for Richard Vaughn’s colourful Hollywood label with a huge reputation for supporting local R&B artists. Deep Soul scholars should check out the other side, a fantastic ballad way ahead of its time.




Condition Report

Rare condition. Two perfect labels vinyl reveals only the merest surface hairlines under direct light.

Rare condition. Two perfect labels vinyl reveals only the merest surface hairlines under direct light.

Major Harris - Call Me Tomorrow / Like A Rolling Stone - Okeh 4-7327

Major Harris

Call Me Tomorrow / Like A Rolling Stone

Okeh: 4-7327 (45s)

Without question one of my all time favorite Northern Soul strollers...

A record that was never bootlegged back in the day, even Soul compilation albums got it all wrong by cutting the wrong side onto their Northern Soul tributes...Bootleggers pressing his other inferior Okeh 45 instead of “Call Me Tomorrow”; factors that have all contributed to keeping this great song “fresh” and “uplifting” every time you hear it.

Those addictive guitar riffs coupled with Major’s silky voice, searing girl choruses, make this 45 one of those all-time greats that nobody ever tires of hearing.

Here is a stunning stock copy example, in just beautiful condition. Click the soundfile and Mr. Harris will relay to you why this has always been a favourite tune of so many Northern Soul fans.

Condition Report

Two clean label, a Columbia “promo” sticker on the a-side (see scans). Vinyl reveals just a few mild hairlines under direct light. Absolutely no Northern Soul circuit fatigue, straight from the USA, no

Two clean label, a Columbia “promo” sticker on the a-side (see scans). Vinyl reveals just a few mild hairlines under direct light. Absolutely no Northern Soul circuit fatigue, straight from the USA, no

Joe Garland - That’s His Girl / Sound Of Love - Eastwind International Arists EIA 3013

Joe Garland

That’s His Girl / Sound Of Love

Eastwind International Arists: EIA 3013 (45s)

For those rare-soul DJ’s seeking seriously obscure Northern Soul crossover this elusive New Yorker ticks all the boxes.

Crafted by Andrew Pope, who had already been involved with some wonderful New York singles for “The Exciters”. But other contributors to this seamless Soul groove remain a mystery; The backing band Little Dave & The Soul Peppers, W. Smith & C. Goode are all new to us.

Zipping strings open proceedings, then haunting celestial girl-group harmony hangs in air, as Joe slowly reveals his misery, an ever increasing beseeching delivery of desperation; as he loves a girl he can never call his own... towards the climax Joe pain goes off the scale...Completing one of the finest Soulful Crossover delights I’ve heard in quite some time...

Totally obscure and totally CLASS.

A current Darren Sykes spin and that guy has taste..!

Condition Report

Two clean labels, mint minus vinyl with hardly a blemish.

Two clean labels, mint minus vinyl with hardly a blemish.

Contemplations - Alone With No Love / same: instrumental - Dontee101

Contemplations

Alone With No Love / same: instrumental

Label: 101 (45s)

The first release of Rock Candy - Alone With No Love - with the saddled bonus of an instrumental version on the flip

Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl is stunning, hardly a blemish, even under direct light. Strong Mint - throughout.

Two clean labels, vinyl is stunning, hardly a blemish, even under direct light. Strong Mint - throughout.

Motha’s Funkk - We’ve Got Love / It’s Our Thing - Street Star MF 001

Motha’s Funkk

We’ve Got Love / It’s Our Thing

Street Star MF 001: MF 001 (45s)

A double helping of rare Memphis D.I.Y. Vocal group energy, which ever side you drop the arm on.

Topside is a delicious fusion of male harmony supported by trademark Memphis horns. Funky riffs erupt on the opening, before the mood changes as the lead singer raps about his love. Before taking you on a journey of Soulful harmony, as fasettos, tenors blend into a mid-tempo delight. But the Funk dosn’t disappear completely it keeps on prompting, ensuring this is no ordinary stepper you are experiencing.

As on the other side you are in no doubt at any time, that you are about to be abducted by a tidal wave of Memphis modern-Funk. As “it’s Our Thing” pumps of the dance vibes from note-one.

Again, that Memphis tutored brass fills your space, pulsating guitar rhythms drive you to the dancefloor. Whilst the harmony vocals stay true to the production; as they project another layer of power the horns and guitars have laid down. The punctuating brass cuts through the air every time the vocals pause. A relentless indie groove..

Two very strong sides, from this one-single only band... one single release perhaps; but it gives up TWO impressive sides to consider.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, mint minus unblemished vinyl

Two clean labels, mint minus unblemished vinyl

Carla Thomas - Memphis Queen / 1969 UK press - Stax SXTS 1019

Carla Thomas

Memphis Queen / 1969 UK stereo press

Stax: SXTS 1019 (LPs)

An auction LP not only because of the vinyl’s spectacular condition, but also because of the standout but under-the-radar non-45 tracks that Don Davis and his gifted Groovesville machine crafted for this Devine Diva.

Take a listen to “I Play For Keeps” a truly awesome melding of Detroit & Memphis; giving up perfect Northern Soul, decorated with riffs reminiscent of Jackey Beavers - I Need My Baby - . With Carla’s young southern soul vocal lifting the production so effortlessly into sublime Northern Soul.

Likewise “Don’t Say It No More” shimmers with Northern Soul turntable potential... then Don serves up a more classic style Memphis blending funkier rhythms around that delicable voice.

Also on the track listing is Carla’s finest 1969 Stax 45 release “I Like What You’re Doing To Me” b/w “Strung Out” both feature on this album. Along with more non-45 recordings that also impress..”How Can You Throw My Love Away” + the deep soul masterpiece “Guide Me Well” + another Don Davis directed dancer fills the air as “Special Memories” unfolds. The above mentioned all have the power to light up a discerning rare Soul gathering.

With “I Play For Keeps” a MONSTER WAITING TO RETURN.

Certainly an album, that is right up there alongside those considered the greatest Sister albums of the 60’s.. Every track an emotion changer..

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, unblemished Mint minus vinyl throughout. The iconic laminated cover, reveals only the mildest signs of careful storage. No writing, no stains, no tears, no stickers. An exceptional example..

Two perfect labels, unblemished Mint minus vinyl throughout. The iconic laminated cover, reveals only the mildest signs of careful storage. No writing, no stains, no tears, no stickers. An exceptional example..

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