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Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By / Heartbreaker - Mala 591

Tobi Legend

Time Will Pass You By / Heartbreaker

Mala: 591 (45s)

One of the biggest WOW factors it is possible to encounter whilst living the life of Northern Soul.

a "Time Will ass You By" STOCK copy in near flawless condition!!

At this moment all I can say is WOW!!

Condition Report

NO drill, tiny x on label, almost invisible against "blue" backdrop. Vinyl forensics reveals the minutest hairline or two when angled in the light!<br /> <br /> A STUNNING COPY!

NO drill, tiny x on label, almost invisible against "blue" backdrop. Vinyl forensics reveals the minutest hairline or two when angled in the light!

A STUNNING COPY!

Mary Wells - Live at Tiffanys signed poster / Tuesday September 5th. 1972 - Tiffanys poster

Mary Wells

Live at Tiffanys signed poster / Tuesday September 5th. 1972

Tiffanys: poster (MISC)

1972 live performance at the legendary "Tiffs" Newcastle Under Lyme Tuesday September the 5th.

One of only TWO posters ever made for the event. The whereabouts of the other copy is unknown; presumably lost or destroyed, as few people saw value in posters back in the early 70's throw-away society.

Condition Report

nearing 50 years old and holding full depth of colour to the florescent orange, black print is unfaded. The only light flaws are the very top and bottom corner, with tiny pin pricks and tiny corner-tip tears, where it has been carefully removed from the entrance walls of Tiffany's 46 years ago

nearing 50 years old and holding full depth of colour to the florescent orange, black print is unfaded. The only light flaws are the very top and bottom corner, with tiny pin pricks and tiny corner-tip tears, where it has been carefully removed from the entrance walls of Tiffany's 46 years ago

Valentinos - Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together - Chess 1977

Valentinos

Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together

Chess : 1977 (45s)

Can we add anything to enhance this records already huge reputation...

Just click thew sound file.. Do not overlooked the nearly as impressive B-side and be assure this copy is near mint minus with two unblemished labels house in it's birth sleeve..

When a 45 is as classic as this guaranteed floor-destroyer..

That's all you need to know.. isn't it?

Condition Report

The occasional blemish can be found under direct light, plays perfect. Both labels are impeccable

The occasional blemish can be found under direct light, plays perfect. Both labels are impeccable

Lonnie Lester - You Can't Go / You Choose - Nu-Tone 210

Lonnie Lester

You Can't Go / You Choose

Nu-Tone : 210 (45s)

The power of the dancefloor, the need of the DJ plus growing elusivity have pushed the demand and value of this explosive slab of R&B skyward..

A droning whistle hum intro, hanging in the background but can't over-ride the snarling, spitting verbal attack Lonnie Lester delivers with no mercy whatsoever.

What a combination! Chuck Danzy's Funk inclination drives a wild uncompromising backing track so in tune with Lonnie attitude saturated style.

It's pure Chicago meat & potatoes R&B aided by Lonnie's Gary, Indiana formative years, neighborhood edge hangs on his every phrase..

Northern Soul with balls, a dancefloor detonator... every time!

The Deep soul flip drips in emotion also - do not overlook

Condition Report

Near clean labels, flawless unblemished vinyl at a strong Mint minus

Near clean labels, flawless unblemished vinyl at a strong Mint minus

Jackson Sisters - I Believe In Miracles / same: 2.57 mono version - Prophesy ZS7 3005 DJ

Jackson Sisters

I Believe In Miracles / same: 2.57 mono version

Prophesy : ZS7 3005 DJ (45s)

Super clean, rarely seen PROMO copy of this 70's club anthem.

A pre-disco era dancefloor detonator that has stood the test of time and longer.

The much-loved Bobby Taylor collaborates with Mark Capanni writing this stamina-sapping incendiary bomb, along with arranger extraordinaire Gene Page between them they craft one of the greatest dance experiences of the 70's.

Presented here are a unmissable promo in tip top condition.

Click the soundfile and keep still, if you can

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels fine unblemished vinyl all housed in birth-sleeve

Two clean promo labels fine unblemished vinyl all housed in birth-sleeve

Beverley Ann - You've Got Your Mind On Other Things / Until You - RCA 47-9468 DJ

Beverley Ann

You've Got Your Mind On Other Things / Until You

RCA: 47-9468 DJ (45s)

Do we need to say anything at all about this 45.

Timeless Northern Soul that inspired 1000's of teenage Northern Soul pioneers throughout the mid-70's

A record that ensured they would be making the same journey next week.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl, mint minus throughout. Spotless a-side label. Flip side label some faded writing on it (see scan)

Flawless vinyl, mint minus throughout. Spotless a-side label. Flip side label some faded writing on it (see scan)

Alexander Jackson & The turnkeys - The Whip / Tell It Like It Is - Sue WI 386

Alexander Jackson & The turnkeys

The Whip / Tell It Like It Is

Sue : WI 386 (45s)

One of the rarest SUE 45's and surrounded in a cloud of mystery and a little intrigue..

Let me explain, there is no group called Alexander Jackson & The Turnkeys, now whether Guy Stevens "Scene Club" R&B DJ and Sue Records employee had this LaLa Wilson - Fleapot - on USA Aura 4509 "covered-up" as the imaginary Alexander Jackson? Sue even credited both titles to "Jackson" as the writer? Or they acquired tapes and artist info was lost, all is a mystery. Guy's influence of Sue releases was huge, his passion for obscure USA R&B knew no boundaries and many if not all te really obscure SUE picks were directly down to him.

But we do know this is a monster Bo-Ga-Loo instrumental, a frantic hip & Tittyshaker! Original released as LaLa Wilson - The Fleapot - Aura 4509 is no easy find either. Disguised as this fictitious ALEXANDER JACKSON & the TURNKEYS is a Sue & MOD collectors trophypiece.

Acquiring it in fine clean condition is very challenging..but here is a copy - do don't pause - it may be some time before you see another... at the condition level.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prog die-cut center fully intact, vinyl has strong gloss and hardly a hairline to discover. Plays beautifully

Two clean labels, 4 prog die-cut center fully intact, vinyl has strong gloss and hardly a hairline to discover. Plays beautifully

Cleveland Robinson - Love Is a Trap / A Loaf Of Bread - Nosnibor 1002

Cleveland Robinson

Love Is a Trap / A Loaf Of Bread

Nosnibor : 1002 (45s)

Cleveland Robinson Soul singer, producer, arranger, lyricist, promoter, label owner, designer and an artist extraordinaire with fully 13 or maybe more 45's to his credit pressed on his own thriving one-man music-machine enterprise.

Here is his his most wanted and finest offering to Northern Soul on his Nosnibor label.

A cocktail of booming of Soul, Latin & Jazz served up by a velvety bellowing voice of Mr. Robinson, awaits you. A vocal presence with the power to send shivers down your back, whilst warming your insides; as Cleveland portrays the pitfalls of love. woven into a fabulous arrangement. Started with a fanfare of Latin trumpets taking to the air, the starting pistol for a magical carpet of sound, for his muscular voice to cozy upon. Ear-piercing girl group choruses, an inventive arrangement with a "rattlesnake" rattle sound-effect punctuating the blaring the brass; Cleveland's consummate vocal meandering through Beast-Ballad-Heaven, a Northern Soul stroller with few equals.

The flipside should not be overlooked either, another great Northern Soul outing? A Popcorn hybrid.

One of the true towering crooners to ever cut a Soul 45's, a name to mention in the same breath as Ray Pollard, Lou Rawls, Jimmy Ricks... a purring delight that always grabs your attention.

His most wanted disc by a long, long way. Seldom surfacing for sale in this fine excellent condition.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl revealing only the finest occasional hairline, none of which affect play.

Two flawless labels, vinyl revealing only the finest occasional hairline, none of which affect play.

Bobby Black - Right-On / Preacher's Daughter - Axis Enterprise AX 117

Bobby Black

Right-On / Preacher's Daughter

Axis Enterprise : AX 117 (45s)

This record has sat in the wilderness of obscurity for far too long.

With a deceiving intro that may remind you of Barry Norman's TV Film Night (Billy Taylor's - I Wish I Knew How It would Feel) that Jazzy piano suddenly erupts into molten Northern Soul.

Artus Satterfield's remarkable New Jersey Enterprise that produced and released small runs of 20 or more D.I.Y Soul 45's on his Axis Enterprises Record Co.. This is one of his very best, written and produced for the locally prolific Bobby Black. Who just by himself has near 15 45's to his credit, underlining the long-haul-journey Artus & Bobby went on in search of a hit (that never came)

Artus did however leave a legacy of Northern Soul dancer behind, notably Charles Holiday - Don't Lie - Playboy. This Bobby Black 45 (his last for the label), is every note as impressive as the Charles Holiday NS Trophy and just as damn rare!

Check out the Jazz piano start, then prepare for the explosive launch of fabulous Northern Soul, littered with chirping girl-group choruses, swirling strings, an insistent piano promoting the dance rhythm, enriched by a barrage of brass..
This 45 has all the credentials a top Northern Soul tune should present, whilst under scrutiny for a dancefloor serving. Very little analysis require on this rarity as it is decidedly persuasive, uplifting & instant Northern Soul. With and an intro for pause, which always works so well with the Northern Soul scene.

Whilst there are still quality of this calibre, still to be played by Northern Soul DJ's, who needs to hear another yawn inducing oldie..

Keep it fresh guys, there are still rare underplayed records that have yet to have their day in the sun.. is this is certainly one of them

Condition Report

Totally, flawless. As good as it gets condition throughout. This record has sat in the wilderness of obscurity for far too long.<br /> <br />

Totally, flawless. As good as it gets condition throughout. This record has sat in the wilderness of obscurity for far too long.


Johnny Moore - Walk Like a Man / It's Just My Way Of Loving You - Date 2-1562 DJ

Johnny Moore

Walk Like a Man / It's Just My Way Of Loving You

Date: 2-1562 DJ (45s)

It is quite surprising just how many Northern Soul classics from that "golden era" of the 70's, actually carry flipsides that would cause the same levels of euphoria that their a-sides did 45 years ealier..

The Sweets _ Satisfy Me Baby - on Soultown jumps to mind, with that amazing flipside "Something About My Baby" hidden on the flipside that lay dormant for decades. Likewise this Golden Torch classic, by Johnny Moore; a record that triggered gymnastic excellence from the dancers of that Tunstall sanctuary of Northern Soul. A more perfect example of real-deal NS would be hard to make a comparison. As that trusty partnership of Jack Daniels & Johnny Moore once again craft pumping 60's dance Soul that takes you to the very edge of the NS precipice.

Rolling drums, twangy guitar, barking horns, and a note-holding Johnny Moore at the top of his game; as he jerks and weaves his way through the lyrics with convincing enthusiasm.

This is Northern Soul at it's most "classic"

but lets return to our first observation, which highlights some killer tunes hidden away on NSC flipsides..

"It's Just My Way Of Loving You" is premier Northern Soul mid-tempo dripping with all the goodness that has nourished Sunday Afternoon chill-outs, and gets my vote for a drop at "Feed Your Soul" Newark next time..

Gorgeous floater hidden away on the backside of a superior NS staple.

Condition Report

Two super clean promo labels (never to cause an authenticity issue with the STOCK copy counterfeit) fine clean vinyl, a solitary ultra-fine light turntable retrieve slip fingernail mark NAP it is only pimple on a beautiful face. Very mild unavoidable "styrene" ping, that all copies are mildly inflicted with. This is super light, and does not in any way spoil Johnny double performance of brilliant Northern Soul! A cleaner copy I've not seen in recent times

Two super clean promo labels (never to cause an authenticity issue with the STOCK copy counterfeit) fine clean vinyl, a solitary ultra-fine light turntable retrieve slip fingernail mark NAP it is only pimple on a beautiful face. Very mild unavoidable "styrene" ping, that all copies are mildly inflicted with. This is super light, and does not in any way spoil Johnny double performance of brilliant Northern Soul! A cleaner copy I've not seen in recent times

Eyes Of Blue - Heart Trouble / Up And Down - Deram DM 106 DJ

Eyes Of Blue

Heart Trouble / Up And Down

Deram : DM 106 DJ (45s)

Those Welsh know how to cook up a mean Northern Soul song...

We did talk about this blue-eyed group last month, if you remember "Supermarket Full Of Cans", as good as that was; for me, it beggars believe that a a bunch of Welsh guys, could be given a stunning 1966 Detroit creation by George Clinton & Sidney Barnes and craft such an utterly fantastic job of recreating Motor City Northern Soul.

It was again all down to a man called Noel Walker, a young gifted writer producer who had a penchant, like some many at the time, for the sound of USA Soul. How Noel got to hear, find or even know this 1966 Northern Soul classic and record it the same year as The Parliaments, is a mystery.

Like we reviewed last month Noel Walker had already honed his skills on British R&B artists like Bournemouth's, Zoot Money, Liverpool's, Big Three and Leicester's, Fearns Brass Foundry. So Noel's passion for Soul was already in place when he discovered a six man gathering from Wales, who fitted the bill with their slant towards black music. Giving them the opportunity of recording George Clinton's Parliaments Golden World masterpiece "Heart Trouble" and what a stunning job they did.

This 45 surely ranks as one of the greatest Northern Soul recording ever made in the British Isles.

Along with "Supermaket Full Of Cans" this unfortunately was to be the only two "NS" 45's this gifted harmony gathering were to record. Only 12 months later Noel Walker had a hit with a novelty record on Deram. The dreadful Whistling Bill Smith's " I Was Kaiser Bill's Batman" Noel seemed to turn his back on "Soul" and the Eyes Of Blue moved with the times, towards the R&B/Psychedelia having signed for Mercury and releasing two highly regarded albums.

Only Jimmy James's version of The Artistics "This Heart Of Mine" can claim being better than the USA Soul original..

Click the sound file and prepare to be amazed what an utterly spectacular version of Heart Trouble" this is .. then spy the label image, a glorious 1966 Demo..

A thing of beauty and a gorgeous take on a truly fabulous song.

Condition Report

find clean vinyl, hardly a blemish. Label is free of flaws, but has very light storage blemishes (see scan) the 230 Decca stamping tells you you have 2 and a 1/2 minute of this spine-tingling Brit-Soul production to enjoy.

find clean vinyl, hardly a blemish. Label is free of flaws, but has very light storage blemishes (see scan) the 230 Decca stamping tells you you have 2 and a 1/2 minute of this spine-tingling Brit-Soul production to enjoy.

James Carr - A Man Needs A Woman / 1968 UK press album - Bell MBLL 113

James Carr

A Man Needs A Woman / 1968 mono UK press album

BELL: MBLL 113 (LP)

Unquestionably the greatest 60's Soul album ever released in the UK.

Fully 16 tracks documenting this Soul Giant's work between 1966 / 1968. Prepare to be taken through the full gamut of emotions, as James Carr drags you into the depths of despair, then back up and into joyous triumph. James Carr aided by some of Soul's most talented wordsmiths, tell it like it is. With a beseeching voice that will stay with you for life!

James stamps his brokenhearted authority on tracks written and produced by Goldwax's most gifted contributors. Obie McClinton, Dan Greer, Quinton Claunch, George Jackson, Rudolph "Doc" Russell, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, Chips Moman, Johnny Mae Matthews, Jake Hammonds, Harlan Howard all the great lyricists couldn't wait to hear the incomparable James Carr interpret their words in his own formidably unique way.

The former "Soul Stirrer" took his formative Gospel years and delivered "heartbreak" like nobody else could then or since.

One of the most adored vocals of the last century, considered a Soul King in Europe - a Soul-God in Japan. James Carr's legacy to Real Soul will last for ever, as nobody did it like J.C. Click the sample soundfile, and prepare for an awakening, a realization that this man was the best at conveying emotion.

If you never buy another Soul album in you life, do not leave this mortal coil without saying you owned one of the greatest Soul archive ever compiled on vinyl.

Here is a silly rare 1968 UK press, in spectacular condition.

Condition Report

Cherished vinyl housed in an audiophile polythene inner-sleeve from purchase. Vinyl surface is utterly unblemished. Laminated flipback cover front has just a couple of fine laminated veins, otherwise flawless (see scan) The back cover however has age browning stain (top left corner) and minuscule foxing specks, inspect images provided.<br /> <br />

Cherished vinyl housed in an audiophile polythene inner-sleeve from purchase. Vinyl surface is utterly unblemished. Laminated flipback cover front has just a couple of fine laminated veins, otherwise flawless (see scan) The back cover however has age browning stain (top left corner) and minuscule foxing specks, inspect images provided.


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