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Kim Weston - I'm Still Loving You / Just Loving You - Tamla Motown TMG 511

Kim Weston

I'm Still Loving You / Just Loving You

Tamla Motown : TMG 511 (45s)

Condition! Condition! Condition!

TMG 511 is for many the greatest offering British Tamla Motown ever gave up for the Northern Soul DJ or indeed those TMG addicts who appreciated Motown at a most magnificent. Vibrant, ferocious, uncompromising with hardly a commercial note or word to spoil distilled Tamla Motown that sounds like it came straight from the streets of Detroit!

Motown at it's best, Northern Soul at it most monumental, all n dream condition!

Do not pass by, we're unlikely to be able to better this eye-popping grade in the future.

Condition Report

Because TMG 511 is regarded as pure Motown dance music at it's finest, it is more than a challenge t find a copy that's been filed in a collection from birth, deprived of DJ and club turntable action. Barring a miraculous find, we believe this will be the finest condition copy we shall in able to offer, ever! Vinyl reveals a solitary mild surface blemish just before the deadwax on a-side. flipside vinyl is unblemished but played. Vinyl is "as good as you could ever hope for" Both Labels are near perfection, no spindle trails in sight. All housed in "Gowlings" tagged TMG birth-sleeve

Because TMG 511 is regarded as pure Motown dance music at it's finest, it is more than a challenge t find a copy that's been filed in a collection from birth, deprived of DJ and club turntable action. Barring a miraculous find, we believe this will be the finest condition copy we shall in able to offer, ever! Vinyl reveals a solitary mild surface blemish just before the deadwax on a-side. flipside vinyl is unblemished but played. Vinyl is "as good as you could ever hope for" Both Labels are near perfection, no spindle trails in sight. All housed in "Gowlings" tagged TMG birth-sleeve

9th Creation - Reaching For The Top / inc: He's Coming - Prelude PRL 12146

9th Creation

Reaching For The Top / inc: He's Coming

Prelude: PRL 12146 (LP)

A flawless copy of this extremely elusive 1977.

"Tower of Power" jumps to mind when you think of Northern California Soul gatherings. But this 1971 Stockton born team are right up their with the very best that the Bay Area ever spawned.
A heady mix of Soulful steppers, Sweet Soul ballad, Boogie Funkers.. every track seamlessly created on a carpet of brass, guitar, two saxophones, Congas & Drums and silky vocal authenticity. These guys although not as well known were more than a match for the huge reputation Tower Of Power had enjoyed.

Check out the recorded sample of this classy 10 man team, we think you'll agree this assemble of Soul are yet another addition to the impressive listing of standout Bay Area Soul groups.

Unfortunately their vinyl material passed by almost unnoticed by the USA public..It was not until those pioneering European DJ's picked up on "He's Coming" "Bionic Love Affair" etc that this talented 10 man team came into the Soul collectors headlights.

This LP has always been hard to find, before you today is a flawless copy. A rare opportunity indeed to own one of the most wanted Soul group albums of the 70's.

Condition Report

near perfect vinyl, two like new labels. Cover is totally clean, bottom right corner "cut out" snip.

near perfect vinyl, two like new labels. Cover is totally clean, bottom right corner "cut out" snip.

Sounds Of Lane - Tracks To Your Mind / My My Mama - Cobblestone CB 713 DJ

Sounds Of Lane

Tracks To Your Mind / My My Mama

Cobblestone : CB 713 DJ (45s)

A groundbreaking instrumental in it's day.. today it's seldom comes to market.

Imagine the gasps as the instrumental backing track to Mickey Lee Lane's - Hey Sah-Lo-Ney - was first dropped on the English All-niter congregation.. I bet the response was utter disbelief, was anybody there to witness this instrumental leviathan to to the air..we'd love to hear about it. The rush forward by turntable voyeurs must have caused a dancefloor jam.

Still today one of the most exciting NS instrumentals to ever hit the steel-wheels, and it was born as a b-side to a Country & Western 45 called My My Mama... extremely peculiar release that pumped pure adrenaline into the very fabric of Northern Soul in the early 70's. With the mantra of if this recording exists, what else is out there, inspiring the endless search for new recordings that is still as vital today as it was in 1972..

The first person to discover this must has near fainted as MIckey Lee Lane's original vocal version was already a long-time all-niter classic.

A listing for those of you seeking those innovative recordings this scene was built upon.

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Condition Report

Two flawless labels fine clean unblemished vinyl, all housed in it's birth sleeve.. fabulous condition

Two flawless labels fine clean unblemished vinyl, all housed in it's birth sleeve.. fabulous condition

George Campbell - Party People / Party People part 2 - North Carolina Super Star 6044-30

George Campbell

Party People / Party People part 2

North Carolina Super Star : 6044-30 (45s)

RARE FUNK !!

Allegedly, a 45 only used to help promote George and his band's live gigs in and around the city of High Point, North Carolina where he was a local Funk celebrity and his live gigs legendary for there potent performances.

Personally I adore these tiny runs of 45's, usually sold or given away at the artists live performances. They are always incredibly rare and so hard to find in flawless condition. Invariably these D.I.Y. self-promo "testers" are the rarest vinyl the artist ever makes, in George's case this is certainly true. A prolific "local" Funk-master who was always backed by an equally gifted band never achieved a nationally distributed 45 out of his 5 releases.


Here is his rarest and ironically his best of the 5.

From the first note this 1976 private press,kicks into "party" mode.
Heavy drum and bass intro, the perfect platform for George's sweetly-gnarled vocal bark instructions from. As a wah-wah rhythms drive the pace; a skillfully manipulated Jazzy saxophone cuts the air as uplifting Funky pulses rhythms slowly but surely fill your space. Relentless, pumping bass guitar, smashing symbols, subtle synth intrusions all jell together in one inspiring force of FUNK!

As good as D.I.Y. local Funk gets, dance rhythms you can't ignore assertive vocal leadership and accomplished musicians..

Very RARE and essential Funk DJ material ..

Condition Report

Two clean label, vinyl reveals only the mildest of sleeve contact hairlines.

Two clean label, vinyl reveals only the mildest of sleeve contact hairlines.

H.B. Barnum - The Great: inc: It Hurts Too Much Too Cry  / 1963 UK 4 track EP with cover - RCA RCX 7147 EP PS

H.B. Barnum

The Great: inc: It Hurts Too Much Too Cry / 1963 UK 4 track EP with cover

RCA: RCX 7147 EP PS (EP)

WOW! Serious about condition? serious out British Soul rarities? Serious about Northern Soul Big productions?

This listing ticks all those boxes. Spectacular flawless condition, of a seldom encountered 1963 British EP that includes H. B.'s most-wanted recording "It Hurts Too Much Too Cry"

Even back in 1963 at the tender age of 27 this Soul veteran had already earned the right to be christened "The Great". After spending his childhood acting in movies and TV. Moving into singing as a young man he was part of highly regarded Los Angeles Doo-Wop groupThe Dootones. In 1960 he released a "swing" album released by RCA and from then on in his producing skills were in big demand. Also launching his RCA career this talented pianist was also running his own label. Arranging, producing, starting up the L.A. based label "Little Star" imprint. Guiding up and coming young stars like The O'Jays, Jimmy Norman, Dorothy Berry etc. Later becoming a Northern Soul icon with his recording & producing output when he graduated to Capitol Records.

But before his influential Capitol work, came this now Northern Soul classic written of course by H.B. himself. "It Hurts Too Much Too Cry" underlines H. B.'s early mastery of the big production, as kettle drums, violins, marching percussion collide, fusing the perfect vehicle for H.B.'s rich but beseeching vocal to journey through. Then he brings in the "girls", a masterstroke, as shrill choruses take to the air and a Northern Soul monster is born.

The USA single is no easy find these days. A 45 of "It Hurts Too Much Too Cry" was never released in the Europe, so for British rare Soul collectors this EP is the only way to own this truly magnificent song. There can be no better way to add it to your collection. Condition is simply stunning, you will not find a more perfect example of this prestigious EP anywhere....




Condition Report

Mint -, unblemished vinyl, two perfect 4 prong centre labels. Picture cover is sublime, not a wrinkle, hairline or fade to see. The finest picture cover condition yo could ever dream of owning. As good as it gets..

Mint -, unblemished vinyl, two perfect 4 prong centre labels. Picture cover is sublime, not a wrinkle, hairline or fade to see. The finest picture cover condition yo could ever dream of owning. As good as it gets..

Blues & Soul - # 14 - November 1968 / inc: Cliff Nobles Bobby Womack - Blues & Soul 14

Blues & Soul

# 14 - November 1968 / inc: Cliff Nobles Bobby Womack

Blues & Soul : 14 (Magazine)

A neat clean copy, complete with the 1968 entry form, almost always missing or filled in. Intact an looking flawless.

But what an array of artist pivs & bios..

Full page artist photo and bio full page bio of artist of a man that would become as icon Bobby Womack, his UK Minit releases largely going unnoticed, his Valentinos session on Soul City brought only fleeting cult-success. Bobby's time would come in the early 70's until his death in 2009 when he would be considered by all as one of the greatest Soul talents ever.

Full page artist photo and bio full page bio of artist of the moment Cliff Nobles "The Horse" going on to be a club monster! A countrywide floor-filler, certainly our local youth club, coffee bar, school dance vibrated to to the tones of Jesse James and the burping sax of Mike Terry (an unknown in the UK then)

A fabulously nostalgic "Action Label Album Advert", a full page of Baby Washington black & white 4 in total.

This month's full page centerfold is Otis Redding. Back Page full artist pose is Edwin Starr.

Top of reader wants list, in 1968 was The Flamingos - Boogaloo Party . With all the usual 45 and LP reviews along with unmissable Dave Godin column..

Blues & Soul # 14 is without doubt one of the most desirable in the early series..

Condition Report

A neat clean copy, complete with the 1968 entry form, almost always missing or filled in. Not writing, tears or stains through the magazine. Minuscule "nibble" top right hand side of the front cover (see scan)

A neat clean copy, complete with the 1968 entry form, almost always missing or filled in. Not writing, tears or stains through the magazine. Minuscule "nibble" top right hand side of the front cover (see scan)

Gillettes - Same Identical Thing / 24 Hours A Day - J&S 1391

Gillettes

Same Identical Thing / 24 Hours A Day

J&S : 1391 (45s)

A record that has been bubbling under Northern Soul dancefloor-explosion for decades now, it's a record I keep coming back to as its addictive pomposity cannot be ignored.

A lot of DJ's chasing this one for obvious reasons, it carries all those ingredients that easily travels through all the provincial events, onto weekender greatness. All that ever been missing is enough copies to ignite a "Mexican Wave" of appreciation.

"Catch That Teardrop" 5 Royales was struggling to go nationwide until 25 copies emerged from the "Oakland Find", then as it entered more DJ sets it exploded into one of the biggest dancefloor favourites of the century. On the other hand "The Gillettes" has availability has been limited to just an occasional sighting, but this 45 is saturated in those qualities that transform a record from a "local" spin into a countrywide monster.

Transitional Doo-Wop to Soul most likely directed by the great Horace Ott, infectious, narcotic Northern Soul that you just can't ignore. Another Stafford era slab of "alternative" Northern Soul perched perfectly for a Northern Soul renaissance..

You have been tipped off..

Not that you didn't already know..

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only a few mild sleeve storage hairlines, plays clean, loud and true!

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only a few mild sleeve storage hairlines, plays clean, loud and true!

Rufus Lumley - I'm Standing / Let's  Hide Away ( Me and You ) - Holton H-5001

Rufus Lumley

I'm Standing / Let's Hide Away ( Me and You )

Holton : H-5001 (45s)

I was 18 years of age when I first heard this torrent of Northern Soul, from a man with blue-eyes, sweeping blonde hair and wide, whiter than white bleached tombstone smile.

An unlikely source you'd think for a mountainous vocal, fully capable of riding the barrage of brass, and those relentless shell-shocking rapid fire piano keys. It was after-all Rufus himself who who wrote, arranged and produced this rumbling slab of Northern Soul. Rufus crafted the perfect ride for the uncompromising vocal, he knew he had..

Instant Northern Soul just add stylus..

First discovered when Martin Barnfather, after his weekly browse through "Record Mirror's" new release reviews; noticed, the reviewer thought, the then unknown Rufus Lumley sounded a "bit like Elvis". Martin certainly appreciated a bit of "The King" so he ordered a copy blind. Wow.. how pleased was he, when Rufus worked his gatecrashing charm, emitting dance-power of such magnitude.
Martin wisely didn't tell too many people about his "vinyl-jackpot", EMI quickly deleted the 45 that never received any Radio attention and a legend was born..

It was 7 years later, was when I first heard it, down that fabled cellar-of-Soul our regular Saturday afternoon rendezvous inside an "Aladdin's Cave" at "Select-A-Disc"Arkwright Street, Nottingham.
Northern Soul records in that tiny space had the power the take you off your feet. Imagine me and my buddies, having that intro blasted in our ears for the first time.

WOW what THE ... is this! I instantly stretched my neck over the turntable, in was on Stateside.. it looked magnificent, it sounded spellbinding..

"Is this fir sale" I asked. It was "but it's gonna cost you a tenner" that was 8 times more than I'd ever paid before, and £10 was all I had left from my £14 gas fitting apprentice brown-envelope.

But I had to own it, I was now penniless but I felt like Royalty... what a tune to own, it soon became a Kirby Lane Youth Club anthem, as every Friday night I would proudly play it.. it was the greatest record I'd ever owned...

The power of Northern Soul and Rufus Lumley had embedded another indelible NS memory in my head, that still sparks those shivers down the neck, every time I encounter that thumpin' intro and that booming vocal... that sounds absolutely nothing like Elvis.. btw.

Condition Report

Vinyl reveals only a few surface hairines, as you can hear none affect play. Both labels are squeaky clean. A fabulous example of this legendary classic.

Vinyl reveals only a few surface hairines, as you can hear none affect play. Both labels are squeaky clean. A fabulous example of this legendary classic.

Kenny Lynch - Movin' Away / Could I Count On You - HMV POP 1604

Kenny Lynch

Movin' Away / Could I Count On You

HMV : POP 1604 (45s)

Kenny Lynch that jovial British TV personality, singer, joker and big buddy of all the big stars of the 60's. Never ever quite received the recognition his huge talents deserved. Composer, arranger, producer, lyricist brought together by the rich-silkiness of his Soulful voice.

"Moving Away" is a British masterpiece of the Big City Sound, my own totally biased opinion is; it is ever note as convincing as the Beat Ballad greats that are now changing hands for eye-watering sums. "The Drifter" "It'll Never Be Over For Me" "Walk With A Winner" etc those tunes that trigger an eruption of emotion when ever heard in a room full of "Soulies" towards the climax of the night.

"Movin' Away" for me and many others ignites all the same inner emotions, the before mentioned do.. passion and power just spill out on every word, as we ride a wave of trumpets heralding Kenny's beautiful vocal. Gentle girl-group "BabY, BAvby" steer his words to a higher plane. For a Brit, Kenny crafted a truly amazing achievement to take on the sound of "The Brill Building" and surpass most of it's impressive output.

Am I gushing too much about this master-class in Brit-Soul, directed by "Brit-Soul-Boy" Johnny Harris? I don't think so, every time I hear it, my estimation of the quality it serves up, swells to even greater adulation.

Brilliant!! not a word I use too often, but only that superlative along with "Awesome" do this production justice

Condition Report

In condition that would be very hard to ever upgrade. After intense scrutiny the vinyl reveals just a few of the finest surface hairlines under direct light. Flipside vinyl is again unblemished. Vinyl is "as good as you could ever hope for" Both Labels are near perfection, no spindle trails in sight. All housed in the original birth-sleeve.

In condition that would be very hard to ever upgrade. After intense scrutiny the vinyl reveals just a few of the finest surface hairlines under direct light. Flipside vinyl is again unblemished. Vinyl is "as good as you could ever hope for" Both Labels are near perfection, no spindle trails in sight. All housed in the original birth-sleeve.

Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby / I Need You Baby - SSS International SSS 732

Sam Dees

Lonely For You Baby / I Need You Baby

SSS International : SSS 732 (45s)

A record that needs no introduction from us.. it'A rhythmic drum tapping blends seamlessly with booming bass guitar rhythm, beckoning the pianist to stroke some arousing key notes.. for the most-inviting of Northern Soul intros For a dancefloor-detonator elevate your set, just in time as the room becomes a heaving mass of shoulder to shoulder euphoria..Sam Dees's commanding gnarled vocal shudders the speakers..

After that Mr. DJ the room is yours..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL !!!

and some..

Condition Report

Beautiful condition, not a sin of any previous NS DJ activity. Plays perfect, vinyl is mint - and plays so. labek is a strong clean EX+

Beautiful condition, not a sin of any previous NS DJ activity. Plays perfect, vinyl is mint - and plays so. labek is a strong clean EX+

Soul Sensations - A Man That Is Not Free / When I Had You, Baby - Music City MC 892

Soul Sensations

A Man That Is Not Free / When I Had You, Baby

Music City : MC 892 (45s)

Prepared to be moved by this seamless salute to Sweet Soul Heaven - Low Rider Paradise...

From this Oakland Girl harmony gathering of Soul.

A spine-tingling lead vocal cuts like a razor, as a wealth of voices poised in the background to add depth and intensity at exactly the right times on this utterly imploring performance. It is hard to imagine Sweet Soul better than this..but if yo flip it over the same lady is again in convincing despair.

A simplistic Ray Dobard production allows the authenticity of the lead singer's "pain" to play out, no needless studio frills added to this masterpiece of it's genre.. just a voice in anguish, supported by sympathic friends.

This is Sweet Soul at it;s finest, not once but twice over.

Condition Report

Flawless, unplayed before we lifted the impressive soundfile. Found in a dark corner of the warehouse, untouched, cocooned

Flawless, unplayed before we lifted the impressive soundfile. Found in a dark corner of the warehouse, untouched, cocooned

Jay D. Martin - By Yourself / Hold On To your Heart - Tower 403 DJ

Jay D. Martin

By Yourself / Hold On To Your Heart

Tower: 403 DJ (45s)

If like me you absorb yourself in label credits; producers, writers, arrangers the fascinating credits of Thomas, McRee & Thomas you will have noticed countless times adorning more than a few rare Northern Soul originals. The trios output during the 60's was quite staggering. Clifton Thomas, Bob McRee & Eddie Thomas were responsible for countless Northern Soul classics, as their style of song was exactly what we needed from a 60's dance recording.

Upbeat, thumping, persuasive uplifting production decorated with honkin' horns, rattling percussion, well timed instrumentalist breaks. Their connections with producers waiting for their latest creation was countrywide, but they seemed to enjoy a "special" relationship with the esteemed Huey P. Meaux perhaps not the most good-humored man but certainly one hell of a record producer. A master of the Texas sound, also a master of the ways of the record business.

This is a tune that transports me straight back to 1974/75, it was a huge all-nighter classic in those days. But today I ask you to listen more closely to the production of this song. Especially Huey's direction the horns section. Back in the day we were so immersed in the all-nighter atmosphere and the driving need to dance. I feel I missed what is, on reflection a most intricate of horn arrangements to support this unknown singers rich vocal. The horns start is a soft considerate background support, then at the halfway mark get louder, stronger, the piano pumps out the dance rhythms those controlled horns now stabbing the arrangement at every opportunity. The Hammond whirls, the piano is punch-drunk from being slapped so hard; the drummer has tennis-elbow, the trumpeter has a swollen top lip. Only the lucky guy whacking the triangle could have gone for more then the allotted 2:19.

We all swoon over the intricacies of a Motown production, but this Houston, Texas orgy of instruments captures a moment in time when everybody in the studio seamlessly jelled into musical-force of Northern Soul. It's amazing what a great song, expert direction and accomplished musicians can achieve when they are enjoying themselves.

Back in 1975 under the influence, I only heard a muscular vocal and a stomping beat... this classic is so much more than that, take time for a more focused listen.

Another phenomenal session from Huey P. using Bob, Eddie's & Clifton's writing skills.. Top Northern Soul in tip-top condition, giving up so much more than i noticed in my misspent youth...

Condition Report

Find Northern Soul classics in near perfect condition in 2018 is more than challenging.. this copy as near perfection as you're ever likely to see..

Find Northern Soul classics in near perfect condition in 2018 is more than challenging.. this copy as near perfection as you're ever likely to see..

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