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Catheral - Too Late ( To Talk About It ) / Sugar Pie Guy - Meridian 49003

Catheral

Too Late ( To Talk About It ) / Sugar Pie Guy

Meridian : 49003 (45s)

Rare Sweet Soul backed up with a strong version of the Joneses classic 70's dancer "Sugar Pie Guy"

It is the 4:19 minute long "sweet" side that excites me from this "unknown" group.

A finely honed falsetto lead vocal glides along a considerate horn crammed arrangement, a well timed subtle saxophone solo adding to the atmospheric mood of this beauty. AS trumpets build the backing, for the falsetto punch holes through. Then the creamy male harmony chorus elevates the session even higher. Killer Low-Rider groove...shimmering with class, both vocally and instrumentally.

For the dance-minded among you, just flip it over for a lively version of Glenn Dorsey's dance groove " Sugar Pie Guy ". Again the talented horns fill the air, the lead vocal changes but those backing choruses are so very slick, weioth tat fasetto's presence still felt in the background. A great version, packed tight with pumping horns, shrill vocal backing and a buoyant lead vocal.

Real rarity from a group and label I know nothing about...

Condition Report

Two clean "yellow" labels. Vinyl reveals some light scuffing that does distract from the beauty of this rare recording. vg+ visually plays Ex.

Two clean "yellow" labels. Vinyl reveals some light scuffing that does distract from the beauty of this rare recording. vg+ visually plays Ex.

Syng McGowan - That's What I Want / Peggy Did - Hope 551

Syng McGowan

That's What I Want / Peggy Did

Hope: 551 (45s)

The perfect Northern Soul storm...

Snarling, Stomping, Rampaging Northern Soul that just takes no prisoners.

The prolific Thomas Kontos whips up a NS blizzard; producing yet another session to stir the minds and feet of the Northern Soul dancer. Better known to the 60's Soul collector as Tommy Kaye. The producers moves slightly south from his New York habitat to Baltimore assisting producer Bella Flowers with a muscular-musical arrangement that demands, you get on that dancefloor.

Syng possesses the consummate rasping voice, fit to ride the incessant howling-horns, peppered with yelping girl-group choruses..vibes, driving drums and perhaps the kitchen-sink...

Click the soundfile to and prepare to be swept away by a torrent of..

REAL DEAL NORTHERN SOUL!!

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, beautifully clean, unblemished vinyl. Mint - / Mint - near perfection

Two perfect labels, beautifully clean, unblemished vinyl. Mint - / Mint - near perfection

Florence Devore - Kiss Me Now ( Don't Kiss Me Later ) / We're No Old Enough - Phi-Dan 5000 DJ

Florence Devore

Kiss Me Now ( Don't Kiss Me Later ) / We're No Old Enough

Phi-Dan : 5000 DJ (45s)

A quick google search will confirm to you; the vinyl-vista before you is by far and away the rarest form of this timeless all-niter Northern Soul Anthem!

As a white demo this 45 is extremely elusive, and this copy is flawless!

For the serious NS collectors, seeking the Top classics in their least seen clothes, you will not encounter a cleaner copy than what's before you today.

Two brilliant white labels, not a blemish. Full gloss vinyl with only a few very fine sleeve contact hairlines on view.

Plays perfect!

Condition Report

as described above.. a real beautiful example of RARE classic Northern Soul promo's

as described above.. a real beautiful example of RARE classic Northern Soul promo's

Patrice Holloway - Love And Desire / Ecstasy - UK Capitol CL 15484 DJ

Patrice Holloway

Love And Desire / Ecstasy

Capitol : CL 15484 DJ (45s)

Here's a rare opportunity to acquire one of British release Soul collecting's "Grails". A georgeous red & white Demo of Patrice's only UK 45, giving up two killer Northern Soul classic on one disc.

Billy "In Crowd" Page, aided by brother Gene construct two brilliant Motownesque Northern Soul dancers of the highest calibre. Two that have never had the indignity of been bootlegged although this disc has been a reconfigured top-tune since the heady days of the "Twisted Wheel".

It matters no which side you drop the stylus on both sides are equally enthralling. The mastering of the Page Brothers guides the sweet vocal of Brenda's sister through as double helping a real-deal Northern Soul. The fact that none of us can ever decide which side is the best. Speaks volumes for it's huge desirability, as does those two conspicuous labels.

The urge to own a top drawer "Red & White" could hardly be stronger..

***This is of course the same copy as we listed 11 months ago but it never got paid for: Please note the vindictive Western Australia "collector" who "won" this 45 last September, using "fake" i.d. we do know who you are. We shall be naming and shaming if you ever attempt to bid on this auction again.***

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl, strong gloss hardly a blemish revealed, even under strong light. Label has a faded # 31 just above the NOT FOR SALE on the a-side label. This is faint and hasrdly noticeable (see scan) flipside label is clean.

Flawless vinyl, strong gloss hardly a blemish revealed, even under strong light. Label has a faded # 31 just above the NOT FOR SALE on the a-side label. This is faint and hasrdly noticeable (see scan) flipside label is clean.

Eddie Whitehead - Just Your Fool / Give This Fool Another Chance - Black Jack 711

Eddie Whitehead

Just Your Fool / Give This Fool Another Chance

Black Jack : 711 (45s)

Some records have the power to take your breath away, every time you hear them. For me "Just Your Fool" encapsulates everything, that makes collecting & DJing Northern Soul so very rewarding and indeed so gripping.

The thrill of owning some of he world's finest "Lost" Soul recordings never weakens, as just holding a rare-thing is a rousing experience in itself.

This 45 is certainly a rare-thing indeed, placing it on the turntable your pulse will quicken in anticipation of hearing one of the greatest NS finds over the decades.

Causing a sensation when it was first discovered and covered-up as Tommy Claudia - Just Your Fool -. Even when the real identity became known, the desire for ownership did not become any easier, as this disc has an enviable rarity status spanning decades; rarely found in the wild and even less ever surfacing for sale during all that time.

So take a deep breath, click the soundfile that paints a picture of a heartbroken man, defeated, crushed but determined to carry on...

A gentle intro steadily unleashes an outpouring of male-despair woven into a most-uplifting string saturated arrangement; steadily accelerating into the most perfect dance-beat imaginable. An inspiring bass guitar break lifts the session another notch. A weakened man a "Prisoner Of Love"... the strings swirl into a crescendo as his wonders how he can endure, eventually deciding to "Just Walk Away and Be Just Your Fool"

This disc is a real mood-changer seeing, holding and listening.. has change my day for the better.

RARE NORTHERN SOUL.. you have just heard it at it's very best..

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl is utterly unblemished. Strong clean Mint minus at least. A better copy you will never encounter.

Two flawless labels, vinyl is utterly unblemished. Strong clean Mint minus at least. A better copy you will never encounter.

Clarence Reid and the Delmiros - Push A Little Harder / Like White On Rice - Dade 1855

Clarence Reid and the Delmiros

Push A Little Harder / Like White On Rice

Dade : 1855 (45s)

This great Floridian's rarest 45 on the Sunshine State's most revered Soul label.

A young 25 year old song writer trying to make it big, became one of Florida greatest contributor to Soul music; his credits appears on countless releases. Along with Willie Clarke, Johnny Pearsall, Steve Alaimo and Brad Shapiro, defined the Florida Soul Sound for well over a decade.

This rare 1964 Northern Soul dancer, Clarence deploys a rich male-vocal-group harmony chorus to enrich his work. Drawing from the previous decade with a wealthy array of Doo-Wop influences elevating this recording into greatness.
The Delmiros an accomplished backing group, had previously aided Clarence of his much commoner 45 on Selma. Their fluid harmonies bubbling through the pumped up brass filled dance-rhythms. I just adore the "bass" vocalist who unexpected joins in between the saxophone blows. A beautiful contrast to Clarence high-tone vocal.

Massively influenced by Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions; you could easily if you didn't know, think this to be a Chicago production. Full, plump, muscular Northern Soul dancer from a man just embarking on a glittering career of crafting Soul music..

My type of sound...a gushing display of seamless harmonies; woven into a busy Northern Soul dance arrangement...

Just love it!!

But DO NOT overlook the aching DEEP SOUL flipside.. another standout example of "Reid's" talent.

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl both sides, clean a-side label, discreet pen line on flipside label

Flawless vinyl both sides, clean a-side label, discreet pen line on flipside label

Dean Parrish - I'm On My Way / Watch Out! - Laurie LR 3418 DJ

Dean Parrish

I'm On My Way / Watch Out!

Laurie : LR 3418 DJ (45s)

The one of the ultimate 3 Northern Soul "last records" in by far and away it's rarest form.

A 1968 DEMO!! still housed in it's birth sleeve

It beautifully preserved condition..

An imperative Northern Soul collectors-piece in the near perfect condition.

Condition Report

WSAY radio station stamping on the a-side label is this classic's only pimple on a breathtaking face. Vinyl is unblemished, I am unable to locate any surface freckles on what is Mint - 45.

WSAY radio station stamping on the a-side label is this classic's only pimple on a breathtaking face. Vinyl is unblemished, I am unable to locate any surface freckles on what is Mint - 45.

Rising Run - Let Me Into Your Heart / You're Never Too Old To Learn - Kingston 41006

Rising Run

Let Me Into Your Heart / You're Never Too Old To Learn

Kingston : 41006 (45s)

A double helping of classy but haunting Florida Soul.as Clarence Reid & Willie Clarke team up with Arnold Albury forming a formidable trio. Crafting exceptional 1972 Miami Soul.

Prepare yourself for an imploring lead vocal, cradled by a heavenly girl-backing vibe, and silky male-vocal group chorus. Peppered along the way with South Soul influences providing the perfect raft for this vocal-group harmony plea to float upon.
A record that epitomizes the burgeoning rare-soul movement of down-tempo, Low Rider styled strollers that are infiltrating every Soul DJ set across Europe. "Let Me Into Your Heart" gives up an atmospheric groove just perfect for today's Rare Soul avenues that are opening up, as Europe at last embraces to beautifully constructed Real-Soul stroller.

Flip it over for a more obvious dance session from the outset is a brass-blasting dancer as wah-wah guitar, horns & saxophone support the rich lead vocal. The stabbing funk-infused production it typical of Miami pre-disco dance scene, of which Willie Clarke and Clarence Reid were the authors of.

An elusive 45 that offers up, not one but two ideal sides for the Rare-Soul DJ to alternate with..

Great label, talented group with a rare disc.

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, vinyl reveals only the lightest sleeve brush hairlines and plays perfectly.

Two totally clean labels, vinyl reveals only the lightest sleeve brush hairlines and plays perfectly.

Eddie Holland - Jamie / Take A Chance On Me - Fontana H 387

Eddie Holland

Jamie / Take A Chance On Me

Fontana : H 387 (45s)

A fine clean copy of this 1962 Motown 45 released in the UK

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, 3 prong centre fully intact. Vinyl inspection reveals only the finest of light blemishes, as you can hear it plays flawless.

Two flawless labels, 3 prong centre fully intact. Vinyl inspection reveals only the finest of light blemishes, as you can hear it plays flawless.

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