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Little Joe Hinton - Tired Of Walkin' / The Whip Twist - Kent 368

Little Joe Hinton

Tired Of Walkin' / The Whip Twist

Kent : 368 (45s)

It matters not which side the DJ drops the needle on, this 1962 R&B runaway truck has the power to destroy the dance space..

Californian Bluesman Little Joe Hinton in recent times has been elevated into the "Prince of Northern Soul R&B dance". With his highly prized heavy duty recordings on Arvee.

This disc has two battering-rams that easily match his year earlier Arvee recordings. His dominating rasping, gargling roar again the driving feature of the session. But both recording are enhance by explosive instrumental breaks.. "Tired Of Walkin'" has an insane guitar interlude after Little Joe pushed himself to a screamed stand still, authentic guitar-picking from the streets gives him pause to fire himself up for the brass propelled finale.

Flip it over for the current big dancefloor tune "The Whip Twist" setting clubs alight across Europe with it's imposing dance craze instructions and ratting percussion. A totally crazed Saxophone solo blasts into your space. This is complete R&B dance, horns, blues guitar, squealing saxophone, incessant drumming and of course Little Joe's potent vocal.

Top tne,. which ever side you choose to spin.

Condition Report

Fabulous condition, 1962 previously unplayed vinyl, still in birth-sleeve. Vinyl has a small area of ultra-fine gossamer water wash stain; as does the otherwise flawless black label. If it wasn't for this minuscule flaw, this record would be graded Mint. <br /> Both sides play MINT labels have no damage, just a light h2o dusting in a small area. see images and listen to the perfect sound quality. Plays like a it's new..

Fabulous condition, 1962 previously unplayed vinyl, still in birth-sleeve. Vinyl has a small area of ultra-fine gossamer water wash stain; as does the otherwise flawless black label. If it wasn't for this minuscule flaw, this record would be graded Mint.
Both sides play MINT labels have no damage, just a light h2o dusting in a small area. see images and listen to the perfect sound quality. Plays like a it's new..

Rose Batiste - Hit and Run / I Miss My Baby - A&M 822 mispess

Rose Batiste

Hit and Run / I Miss My Baby

A&M: 822 mispess (45s)

A chance to impress all you friends with a quite unbelievable offering;

a unique Rose Batiste "Hit & Run" mispressed with a 1966 Chris Montez label. Of course the flipside plays "I Miss My Baby". Yes I'm dumbfounded also, this has got to be the strangest pressing plant cock-up of all time, making this offering as rare as a chocolate teapot...deadwax carries the correct machine stamped "Hit and Run" ZTSC121599-1A matrix, "I MIss My Baby" ZTSC121598-1A matrix.

Two spectacular Northern Soul classics back to back, presented in an unsurpassable form...

Chris Montez label "Time After Time" plays "Hit and Run" whilst the flipside "Keep Talkin'" plays "I Miss My Baby"

Nearly speechless except to say;
*** the winner of this unicorn-rare mispress, will be offered an original copy but scratchy copy of Rose Batiste on Revilot for a mere £89 with clean labels, but plays G background noise on the a-side, the flip plays vg some light ticks and pops, side by side we think they would look neatly unique in your collection or DJ box.

Condition Report

drill hole edge of label, otherwise both A&M labels are clean. Both sides of the vinyl has a few light surface hairl;ines, check out the full double soundfiles lifted directly off this disc. they play loud, crisp ad true just the occasional back tick...

drill hole edge of label, otherwise both A&M labels are clean. Both sides of the vinyl has a few light surface hairl;ines, check out the full double soundfiles lifted directly off this disc. they play loud, crisp ad true just the occasional back tick...

Emanuel Laskey - I'm A Peace Loving Man / Sweet Lies - Thelma T-108 DJ

Emanuel Laskey

I'm A Peace Loving Man / Sweet Lies

Thelma : T-108 DJ (45s)

My wanton desires are as strong as ever..

I have a confession to make, I've lusted after "Thelma" since I was 17 years of age when I purchased the Magnificent 7 - The Groove - from an advert in Melody Maker enticing me with the wording "great Detroit instrumental" ZTSC. I instantly loved my first encounter with Thelma the colouring and the "signpost" artwork of the label. I was disappointed with the tune, as it wasn't Northern Soul but I did love the label vista and I'd certainly never heard of "The Funk Brothers" and their immense contribution to the Detroit Sound...

So when Brian "45" Philips anticipated sales list dropped onto the carpet of 25 Baldocks Lane, I ordered Emanuel Laskey "blind" but I was disappointed again.. it was a plain black label with silver lettering, not the gorgeous signpost label. I remember dropping it on my Mum's Dansette with very low expectations.. "Peace Loving Man" didn't sound like it was gonna be Northern Soul.

How wrong can you be, prejudging a "record by its title" .. powerful rhythmic piano opens up proceedings...then the beseeching pleas of Emanuel Laskey hit my ears for the very first time. Soaring celestial girl chorues take to the air, there's a persistent pumping of a saxophone measuring out and elevating the dance pulse. This is more like it, I bought blind and landed a real winner. I fleeting listened to the flipside "Sweet Lies" decided it was not a back-drop inducing tune and promptly forgot about it all together.

How things change as time meanders by, your tastes mature, your understanding broadens. So that today my lusting for Thelma, reaches near premature ejaculation when on rare occasions I encounter the simplistic beauty of the WHITE DEMO and appreciate the subtleties of the previously dismissed "Sweet Lies" .. a true Detroit masterpiece of mid-paced brilliance.

Once again today my teenage libido has been wakened by label-porn and the stunning genius of those pioneering Detroit Singers, producers, writers who loving laid down the foundations that still nourish the worldwide Northern Soul scene today..

I have one more confession, I must tell you "Thelma"...my weaknesses, for continually seeking out head-turning beauties.. I have been unfaithful on several occasions with Sue...


Condition Report

Two labels free of writing, stickers or tears. Big red star on the a-side label, light storage ageing to the white background, all text bold and clear.

Two labels free of writing, stickers or tears. Big red star on the a-side label, light storage ageing to the white background, all text bold and clear.

Frederick Hymes III - Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favour / Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday - Fab Vegas ST 4526

Frederick Hymes III

Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favour / Every Day Will Be Like A Holiday

Fab Vegas : ST 4526 (45s)

Now almost al the influential DJ 's across Europe have a copy. This top quality Modern Soul mid-pacer is not just back on the rise. It is now on a steeply angled propulsion to the top of Rare Soul crowd-pleasing hit list.

Saturated is in hope, regret, desire and despair in equal measures, this brass driven dancer pushes all the right buttons to trigger for dance space congestion.

A record with the edgy quality you can never get tired of hearing, this will go down as the years roll by as one of the all time greats...all it needed was concerted plays from more than just a handful of DJ's and bingo everybody ad his dog wants a copy..

In fact I WANT A COPY! as it slips perfectly into the mood of today's Northern Soul clubs..

Expect competition but a little struggle to own a 45 of this calibre is well worth the effort..

Condition Report

two flawless labels, fine clean unblemished vinyl

two flawless labels, fine clean unblemished vinyl

Frank Beverly and the Butlers - If That's What You Wanted / Love (Your Pain Goes Deep) - Gamble G 220

Frank Beverly and the Butlers

If That's What You Wanted / Love (Your Pain Goes Deep)

Gamble : G 220 (45s)

If there ever was a record I like to be buried with ... I think this would be it.
On second thoughts I'd probably be dug up with 24 hours by grave-robbers desperate to own a copy of one of the greatest Northern Soul sounds of all time!

But I am sure with my last breathe will be asking...
"Play Me Frank, One More Time"
as it instantly catapults me through time, to the very best of times. I remember well the first time I heard it, when my lifelong buddy Trevor Hurd brought a freshly cut EMI-Disc to Kirby Lane Youth Club in 1972.. the hairs on the back of my neck bristled, shivers ran down my spine...

I also remember going to Southport Weekender in the 90's, after a deluge of Soulful House & Rare Groove throughout the Friday & Saturday evenings..

late on Richard Searling knew just what to do.. he dug into his Northern Soul classics and let rip... with the incredible tambourine intro, smashed aside by an explosion of stabbing horns..

"Hah!!! Since I've Been You Darlin' I've Walkin' Into Closed Doors"

I hurdled my record stall, the starting pistol for the dancefloor dash had been fired... and mayhem ensued...

still another 20 years on, it has exactly the same affect on me; as I swizzle in my office chair, clapping my hands at all the right moments..and shuffle my bare feet..

"It Wouldn't Have Broke My Heart In Two..."

well it would have done if I'd never heard the masterpiece of Philadelphia Soul ever again after Trevor unleashed it on us Northern Soul fledglings some 47 years ago...

"If That's What You Wanted" as inspiring today as it's ever been..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, stunning mint minus vinyl - as good as you could hope to own in 2019. Investment condition..

Two clean labels, stunning mint minus vinyl - as good as you could hope to own in 2019. Investment condition..

Revels - True Love / Everybody Can Do The New Dog But Me - Jamie 1318 DJ

Revels

True Love / Everybody Can Do The New Dog But Me

Jamie : 1318 DJ (45s)

When group member Billy Jackson joined forces with Jimmy Wisner it made for The Revels only Northern Soul offering after more than a decade of serving up wonderful vocal-group R&B recordings.

Sublime vocals from these 5 time-served harmonizers, consummate seamless vocal entwined by a wealth of experience. A top-drawer Philly recording, an addictive slab of quality Northern Soul, seldom coming up for sale.

With Leon Huff at the piano caressing the keys, producing perfectly paced dance pulses. Wisner's directing the bank of brass blowing out rich fanfare taking the song up onto the next level of dancefloor delight. With this talented quintet breezing through the lyrics.. it hard to understand why this tune has not become a Northern Soul classic play over the decades.. with rarity being it's only barrier.

Flip it over for an upbeat dance-craze mover, pulling heavily from Motown's earlier dance, brilliantly deliver again with wonderfully tight harmonies with the addition squealing girls.

Two strong sides one elusive disc, especially in this flaw free condition.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl is a strong unblemished mint minus

Two flawless labels, vinyl is a strong unblemished mint minus

Long John Baldry - The Drifter / Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart - United Artists UP 1136

Long John Baldry

The Drifter / Only A Fool Breaks His Own Heart

United Artists : UP 1136 (45s)

Sometimes I wish I was older, just by 5 years or so.. then I could have witnessed the zenith MOD movement, and all those wonderful British MOD acts who embrace R&B/Soul; touring those speakeasy Soul Clubs, the established big city Allniters, Universities etc. Dressed like only a real MOD would and delivering impassioned Soul to their audiences.

After this Londoner developed his rasping Blues vocal with Alexis Korner Blues Incorporated, moving on to enhance Cyril Davis R&B All Stars with his presence. When Cyril died in January 1964 "Long John" took the reigns of the band, renaming them Long John Baldry and his Hoochie Coochie Men. A TV show appearance with the Beatles performing "I Got My Mojo Working" set his career in motion. Giving Elton John & Rod "The Mod" Stewart among others their first breaks within his backing band. All his team has a passion for "MOD" and R&B...

Here he paying homage, with a delicious version of Ray Pollard's anthem. The rich purring of John's muscular voice is more that worthy of taking on such a daunting job of doing this timeless anthem justice.His flawless intonation and phrasing of more than worthy of Bob Feldman, Gerry Goldstein & Richard Gottehrer masterpiece; so brilliantly arranged by Bob Leaper, produced by Martin Davis.

It's a killer alternative version, sung with passion, warmth and understanding. The ideal choice of song, by a man who loved his Soul and had the weight in his voice to achieve a stunning result.

Rarely seen for sale and such a great rendition, do not overlook the flipside, giving up another potent piece of Beat Ballad Heaven.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, 4 prong centre fully intact. visually the playing surface has a few very fine hairlines, none of which affect play. Excellent t the eye, minty minus to the ear.

Two flawless labels, 4 prong centre fully intact. visually the playing surface has a few very fine hairlines, none of which affect play. Excellent t the eye, minty minus to the ear.

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