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Tony Colton and the Big Boss Band - I Stand Accused / Further On Down The track - Pye 7N.15886

Tony Colton and the Big Boss Band

I Stand Accused / Further On Down The Track

Pye : 7N.15886 (45s)

A legendary Nev Wherry signature spin from those halcyon days of mid-week NS nights in those pockets of clubrooms across North Nottingham/Derbyshire at Inkersall Road Miners Welfare during the 70s it was a particular "Nev" favourite. A record that he transferred the bigger stage of Cleethorpes Winter Gardens circa 1976/77. From those humble beginnings, into the minds of every British vinyl hound across the country. Nev just had that belief in British production ttat credited him a string of British produced Northern Soul rarities. Exposed for the Junk Shop, Market Stall, Jumble Sale diggers to hunt for.

The talented Tony Colton led one of the many mid-sixties British R&B/Soul bands, but this one had the distinction of actually capturing the real "Soul" sound of the USA with this understated mid-tempo beater.

I love this recording so much, I rate it as arguably the finest English endeavor to replicate "Soul" whilst still retaining its "Britishness".

Tony Colton & Ray Smith were a truly gifted writing team, prolific producer Alan A. Freeman with years of experience producing Petula Clark's early recordings. Guided the "Big Boss Band" to deliver a stunning understated brass backdrop for Tony's poignant confessional to be carried on. He is so much in love his girl it "disturbed his balance of mind"... maybe inspired by Jerry Butler's "I Stand Accused" in sentiment, but lyrically unique and brilliant.

A record that seeps into your psyche, its simplicity additive, demanding more than one play, certainly becoming your "earworm" for the day, with those sympathetic horns warmly displaying despair and regret. Well written, dazzlingly portrayed and superbly produced. Yes one of the finest homegrown "soul" recordings ever.

The flipside is rather cool also, a Jazzy Georgie Fame styled R&B jerk, with those horns again decorating the landscape with the choppy Jazz lead voice delivering coherent Jazzy/R&B. Finished off with the compulsory whirling Hammond adornment.

Two great sides, the a-side of course a real homeland jewel.

Another truly great turntable choice of Nev Wherry...


Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss on vinyl, revealing only a few soft hairlines, plays crisp clean true.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, strong gloss on vinyl, revealing only a few soft hairlines, plays crisp clean true.

Lee David - Temptation Is Calling My Name / ( I Feel A ) Cold Wave Coming On - Columbia 44138

Lee David

Temptation Is Calling My Name / ( I Feel A ) Cold Wave Coming On

Columbia : 44138 (45s)

A timeless NS classic that has guided so many Northern Soul youngsters into a lifetime of allnghter sessions of dancing to superior, neglected in their homeland USA rare Soul.

Enter Lee David, beckoned by the pounding piano n' brass intro, a starting gun that has signaled a dancefloor invasion ever since it first emerged in British soul clubs in the very early 70s. It is another Northern Soul discovery that over the last 45 years has never once become over-played, tedious or tiresome. It has that subtle magic that always enthralls the audience.

Jazz schooled pianist Jimmy Briggs writes and arranges both sides, with the prolific New Yorkers Garry Sherman and Stan Kahan pooling their considerable forces to produce almighty Big Apple dance-pulses that drive Lee David's vocal forward.

It is not just "Temptation Is Calling My Name" that generate NS adrenaline, "( I Feel A ) Cold Wave Coming On" is also pulse quickening dance fuel. Both sides drip with quality, presence and power. This is old-school Northern Soul that never weakens as the years roll by. I loved it back then and I still adore it now...

Immortal Northern Soul, with that attractive added factor, that you can flip it over for another immediate "rush"...

Condition Report

Two flawless red stock copy labels housed in original factory sleeve. A-side vinyl reveals some light hairlines under direct light, as you can hear it plays clean and true. Flipside vinyl is the same with a light scuff, that too is superficial and both sides play silky mint minus

Two flawless red stock copy labels housed in original factory sleeve. A-side vinyl reveals some light hairlines under direct light, as you can hear it plays clean and true. Flipside vinyl is the same with a light scuff, that too is superficial and both sides play silky mint minus

Freddie Chavez - They'll Never Know Why / Baby I'm Sorry - Look 5010 DJ

Freddie Chavez

They'll Never Know Why / Baby I'm Sorry

Look : 5010 DJ (45s)

If there ever was a Northern Soul anthem, screaming investment, investment, investment! Freddie Chavez displays all the right credentials for a wise-buy before values fly skywards and out of reach..

A record that evokes everything joyous about our youth. Triggering not only euphoric recall but also bristling with the power to teleport you back in time and drop you right in the middle of the Wigan Casino dancefloor, 1 o'clock in the morning 6th. April 1974. There is no significance in the date; it could have been any Saturday, any month, any year in the 70s the static-charged-atmosphere created by this turntable drop would have be just as electrifying any place, anywhere any time.

Simply universally adored by everyone who has ever attended a Northern Soul night.

That memorable Fuzz Guitar intro steps aside for the poignant story of man deeply in-love with a liar and a cheater, but he can't help himself. Freddie Chavez's soaring voice hammers his predicament home, the fuzz guitar breaks and those heavenly girl choruses make for one of the greatest Northern Soul stories ever told.

Undisputedly one of the ALL-TIME GREATS! That seldom comes to market ...all the above equates towards serious quest for lifetime ownership for so many collectors.



Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, strong gloss vinyl, revealing just a few soft blemishes, none affecting play.

Two clean promo labels, strong gloss vinyl, revealing just a few soft blemishes, none affecting play.

Cassadons - 2 Sided Love / 48 Hours A Week - Beltone SA 1025

Cassadons

2 Sided Love / 48 Hours A Week

Beltone : SA 1025 (45s)

Johnny Finch & Charles Cornelius 1967 D.I.Y. vocal group Chicago project, with a gathering that would later morph into The Specials on Satch; those guys work from 1968 onwards so very appreciated by both Northern Soul and vocal-group collectors

With William Dodson & Drake McGilberry from Drake & The Ensolids on the flipside this really was a Chicago neighborhood affair.

"2 Sided Love" has for decades sat at the very edge of Northern Soul greatness, but only receiving sparse plays from the DJ owners over several decades. The same old story of not enough traction from enough DJs simultaneously playing it, held back it's dancefloor success, whilst at the same time the more attentive collectors noted its qualities, scooping up any copies that surfaced. Today it is a welcome reactivation, featuring strong on play lists and conversation on the subject matter of what could be the next meteoric 45 to crash the "value" barrier.

This meaty horn saturated dancer with off-beat trumpet squeals and joyous young-harmony vocals, has everything it takes to ignite an allnighter crowd.

flip it over for a deliciously primitive harmony ballad, again decorated by announcing trumpets, before the searing falsetto lead starts to reminisce about his first steps into adulthood. Rich but attractive naïve vocal support give up a primitive, basement recording that the serious about "under-the-street-lamp" style harmony warm to. At times delightfully off-key but dripping in authentic low-budget hopefulness.

Two great sides, hitting two different rare-soul genres, that have slept for a little longer than need be, obscurity holding it back..
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Condition Report

Twio clean labels, glorious full gloss mint minus vinyl. A fabulous example.

Twio clean labels, glorious full gloss mint minus vinyl. A fabulous example.

Mary Wright - I Was A Fool / One Guy - Kim K 101

Mary Wright

I Was A Fool / One Guy

Kim : K 101 (45s)

A truly stunning early 60's girl floater with full vocal group support, a 1964 New York Budd Johnson production borrowing from the Motown hit formula created for Mary Wells, but Johnson retains a grain of soft Jazz within his creation, to make it a stand alone individualistic floater of pure class.

"I Was A Fool" is a Northern Soul stroller perfect for those laid back Sunday's, when the DJ is expected to pull at least a few surprises into his "Carib Soul" style session. Mary Wright has yet to break through to become as widely appreciated as it deserves. We do love exposing a few hidden treasures on these pages. This mid-tempo stepper is sodden in potential for a much larger audience. Beautifully constructed, in a way that takes you to that lone-girl era when zipping strings, a lush group harmony background rolling out the so-often-told-story; when the realization of "you never know what you've got until you lose it" hits you. An old narrative that always works so well, especially when a sweet voice portrays aching "regret".

The flipside is arguably even better, as Mary is this time supported by even richer harmony backdrop, moving it into not only "Carib Soul" territory but also "Lowrider" and "Sunday Chill-out" possibilties.

Both sides just drip with pure quality, silky smooth, addictive and vastly superior to most everything of this style, from a transitional era when the record producer still valued the romantic power of full blown harmony landscape cradling a seamless sister vocal. Two faultless potrayals of remorse...

Two great tunes, one elusive disc, that we feel is perched and ready to rise up within any of the three vibrant rare-soul scenes mentioned above.

Acqire ASAP or live is regret.

Condition Report

two crisp clean labels, full gloss vinyl, revealing only soft hairlines when angled in the light.

two crisp clean labels, full gloss vinyl, revealing only soft hairlines when angled in the light.

Edwin Starr - If My Heart Could Tell The Story / blank - Tamla Motown TMG 692 DJ

Edwin Starr

If My Heart Could Tell The Story / blank:

Tamla Motown : TMG 692 DJ (45s)

Prepare to be moved by a Motown flipside - that is still flooring Soul fans more than 50 years after its birth

FACT 1. Before you today is British Tamla Motown's RAREST 60's 45.
FACT 2. The unissued TMG 720 Promo Holy Grail copy does not even compare with over 22 recorded auction listings the century
FACT 3 TMG 692 single-sided Promo copy has only 4 recorded auction sales this century.

Rarer by over 5 to 1 than the fabled British Tamla Motown TMG 720, and may we say 50 times a finer record than "Oh How Happy"

I've always had a loving passion for this standout flipside of "Way Over There", introduced to me and my mates by our very "hip" local DJ Terry Muse, who would play it on a Friday Night at the Kirby Lane Youth Club, Melton Mowbray; as did a few more pioneering Soul DJ's in the early 70s up and down the country. Which we believe prompted EMI to press this single-sided promo for special radio play; as "Way Over There" surprising failure to stir the Brit-Motown fans to push another Edwin recording into the charts.

A more than marvelous Motown mover, spilling over with real-class, as the James Dean & William Weatherspoon partnership yet again crafts something very special indeed. Marvelettes "Reachin' For Something I Can't Have" Jimmy Ruffin "World So Wide, Nowhere To Hide (From Your Heart)" & "What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted" Frances Nero "Keep On Lovin' Me) are my memorable Dean & Weatherspoon creations. But my deep seated bias will always be with "My Heart Could Tell The Story " a magical Motown dancer, tenderly soaring into your heart the moment the needle is dropped into the grooves. A recording you could imagine The Four Tops producing a career personal best if they sung it, a song to even rival "Ask The Lonely" as the contradiction of palpable sadness, strangely inspires and lifts you into Motown dance heaven!

But it's not the Four Tops of course, it is the Northern Soul legend Edwin Starr performing at his most convincing, taking me back to my fledgling years of dancing to Soul - standing as my all-time favourite Edwin Starr performance - pure genius from everyone involved in producing this all-consuming 2:20 mins of Motown Magic.

Remembering that this disc is the RAREST UK Tamla Motown label 45 of them all - FACT.

Condition Report

running time 2.20' on the 4 prong centre is the label's only freckle on its beautiful green & white face. Vinyl shows off full gloss with just a few minuscule sleeve storage blemishes revealed when angled in the light.

running time 2.20' on the 4 prong centre is the label's only freckle on its beautiful green & white face. Vinyl shows off full gloss with just a few minuscule sleeve storage blemishes revealed when angled in the light.

Meditations - I Feel It / It's Wrong To Fight - Checker 1176

Meditations

I Feel It / It's Wrong To Fight

Checker : 1176 (45s)

The very rare STOCK copy offering two stomping Gospel dancers. The commoner bjut still elusive DJ copy is a single-sider only has "It's Wrong To Fight"

Two forces of Gospel dance produced by 3 seasoned studio-Chess masters, Gene Barge, Ralph Bass & Sonny Thompson and boy do they whip up a storm!

This highly respected Gospel gathering included Laura Lee, Donna Hammond, Della Reese, Rev. James Cleveland, Marie Waters, Victoria Beasley and a host more. On this occasional with Bass, Thompson & Barge at the helm they fire off two explosive dance recordings.

With thumping "I Feel It" only available as this very elusive stock copy. Wicked piano notes, handclaps, drive the rockin' choir into a frenzy. If Gospel dance is one of your bags.. this is a RARE ONE!

With two great sides..



Condition Report

Two clean labels, strong gloss revealing light surface marks, but as you can hear, both sides play LOUD clean and true

Two clean labels, strong gloss revealing light surface marks, but as you can hear, both sides play LOUD clean and true

Johnny Bartell and the Soul Masters - If This Isn't Love / I Waited Too Long - Solid State SD 2514

Johnny Bartell and the Soul Masters

If This Isn't Love / I Waited Too Long

Solid State : SD 2514 (45s)

The former "Metros" cover-up, a southern California production on Sonny Lester’s Jazz orientated label, that gave Johnny Bartell and his newly formed Soul Masters their start, this 45 being the first of only two releases for the label, before moving back to the East Coast joining Jimmy Curtiss’s Funk/Soul vehicle Perception records.

Talented keyboardist Bartell can be heard stabbing out the punchy dance pulses, and decorating the session with a lazy but highly effective Hammond instrumental pause. The 4 man team, employ a group shrill girls to elevate the background even higher with high-pitched choruses, supporting the rich soulful lead voice. Stunning Northern Soul tune that just stays with you long after its initial lift-off.

But this 45 gives you so much more than just a memorable driving a Northern Soul dancer; check out the dreamy flipside vocal-group masterpiece drenched in Lowrider qualities. Both sides receiving turntable attention from the DJs, some quite some time now; another Northern Soul great that been “flipped”

A record that over the decades has continually grown in popularity and reputation, whilst avoiding the bootleggers with its elusivity, thankfully this dancefloor delight has never been reissued or overplayed. It’s magical drawing power today, as strong as ever. With the bonus of a sumptuous flipside for those lazy Sunday chill-outs.

Condition Report

Two clean, colorful label. Bright crisp, play perfect vinyl, still alluringly housed in its birth-sleeve. A beauty!

Two clean, colorful label. Bright crisp, play perfect vinyl, still alluringly housed in its birth-sleeve. A beauty!

Syl Johnson - Do You Know What Love Is (SP 1 mix) / The Love I Found In You - Special Agent 200

Syl Johnson

Do You Know What Love Is (SP 1 mix) / The Love I Found In You

Special Agent : 200 (45s)

Not only a flawless attractive and very elusive slice of Chicago but also the highly coveted ( SP-1 ) mix in glorious condition.

Syl's searing vocal is given a meaty arrangement to harness himself to; a fluid piano and brass backdrop conjured up by Chuck Bernard and Burgess Gardner. The ( SP-1 ) mix starts with an insistent banging piano rhythms, ideal for summoning up the dancers to the floor. Then those street-level Chicago horns beef up proceedings as cultured 60's Chicago Soul unfolds before you; taking you on a soulful gravel-coated road of distilled Northern Soul driven by the unmistakable persona of Syl Johnson .

A tune, that is brilliant in it's uncompromising approach, whilst still retaining its soulful integrity by not becoming a "shouty" performance. A trademark for mid-60s Chicago Soul that has served the Northern Soul scene so well, over the last 5 decades.

Syl Johnson's rarest 45 by quite some way, undisputedly his finest Northern Soul offering and a real-classic that hasn't suffered at the hands of bootleggers or the dreaded DJ over exposure. Still fresh, still inspiring especially when you drop the rare SP-1 mix, that very few NS Jocks can boast of owning.

What's not to love?

If you want to hear Syl's amazingly potent vocal range at it most-convincing the flipside is something to behold...

Condition Report

two clean labels, tiny bb drill, full gloss vinyl hardly a blemish, strong mint minus.

two clean labels, tiny bb drill, full gloss vinyl hardly a blemish, strong mint minus.

Imaginations - Strange Neighborhood / I Just Can't Get Over Losing You - Fraternity F 1001

Imaginations

Strange Neighborhood / I Just Can't Get Over Losing You

Fraternity : F 1001 (7")

VERY RARE STOCK COPY!

Rich ad moody vocal-group Northern Soul at it's most effective! A full orchestral 1968 production, drawing from those much-loved qualities of the East Coast male-group sound; with a Drifter-esque delivery of the "Big City Sound" soaring musclebound vocals, elevated by a relentless understated dance rhythms, a persistent percussion, triumphant horns all blend into a most wonderful wall of Soul.

Just awesome from these Cincinnati boys...

Without doubt one of the finest examples of the style and surely long overdue candidate for a renaissance with the weekender / allnighter dancefloor.

It'll happen, inspiring NS at this level of quality, never ever fails but to make a come back.. with a bang! an oldie nobody would ever complain of hearing again..

from a collector's viewpoint, a thing a real beauty... in neat clean condition, hugging the rarely seen vintage company sleeve.

PS do not overlook the equally wanted group harmony flipside..." I Just Can't Get Over Losing You " a classy late sixties ballad also very sought-after.

Condition Report

Two clean burgundy labels, still housed in birth-sleeve. strong gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines, as you can hear n one that you can hear on play back. plays loud crisp and clean!

Two clean burgundy labels, still housed in birth-sleeve. strong gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines, as you can hear n one that you can hear on play back. plays loud crisp and clean!

Johnny Caswell - You Don't Love Me Anymore / I.O.U. - Decca 32017 DJ

Johnny Caswell

You Don't Love Me Anymore / I.O.U.

Decca : 32017 DJ (45s)

THE WIZARDRY OF THE NORTHERN SOUL ANTHEM!

Encapsulated forever when the Philadelphia boys went to New York to craft yet another Northern Soul classic, a much loved favourite, that has and continues to congest NS dancefloors all over the world, with its charismatic qualities that just never stop growing..

A NS giant from the desk of John Madara & David White, who guide a magical Leon Huff song, intricately constructed by Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner and we have immortal Northern Soul.

But what would you expect when a quartet of virtuoso's come together, the names Madara, White, Wisner & Huff always conjure up something significant.
It is more than an anthem, it's a call to "arms", a signal to take to the floor, reignite your muscle-memory-moves, from that time-served body that has dedicated itself to Northern Soul all its adult life. A chance to bathe in euphoric recall as those adolescence "good-times" come flooding back.

But do not overlook the so far neglected flipside "I.O.U." that Len Barry also recorded, it is archetypical "Double Diamond production". An uplifting blue-eyed Northern Soul groove that on it's own, could have become a monster, but got "lost" as the b-side to an immortal great.

Click the soundfile and unleashed the work of a dream-team. John Madara & David White producing. Leon Huff on piano and writing, knitted together by Jimmy "The Wiz" Wisner. Bobby Greg rhythmic drumming, Joe Mack on Bass, Vinnie Bell & Trade Martin on guitar, Panama Francis with the extra percussion and vibes, with Artie Kaplin conducting the horns & sax.. what a team!

Premiership expertise ... and it shows which ever side you drop the arm on.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, strong gloss vinyl revealing some soft surface hairlines that don't affect play, both sides play crisp loud and clean

Two clean promo labels, strong gloss vinyl revealing some soft surface hairlines that don't affect play, both sides play crisp loud and clean

Evie Sands - I Can't  Let Go / You've Got Me Uptight - Blue Cat BC-122

Evie Sands

I Can't Let Go / You've Got Me Uptight

Blue Cat : BC-122 (45s)

Creators of many immortal lyrics, Al Gorgoni & Chip Taylor, master-craftsmen of the "girl" sound and would-be film makers do it again. With one of New York's best loved Sister vocals, the gritty blue-eyed soulful delivery with Brooklyn attitude, made her a standout songbird, surely destined for great things.

Unfortunately just like her stablemate Bessie Banks had to endure with "Go Now". Evie's progress was stifled by other artists copycatting her original work, and getting bigger hits from their plagiarism. Her first 45 for Al Gorgoni & Chip Taylor was the much copied "Take Me For a Little While". Chess's Jackie Ross stealing Evie's thunder on that one, racking up an R&B chart success whilst Evie's original sold poorly.

Even worse in the case of "I Can't Let Go " it sold virtually nothing upon release, whilst less than a year later UK's "The Hollies" had a worldwide hit with the same song. Sadly the Evie Sands original buried and forgotten, today it is easily her rarest 45.

"Picture Me Gone" suffered the same fate, with Madeline Bell's Philips version selling far more copies.

"I Can't Let Go" is an awesome Northern Soul girl dance-sound, that has received little or no Northern Soul turntable attention, simply because very few DJ's can boast of owning a copy. Click the soundfile to collide with the huge NS potential this original recording is saturated in; fortunately recently it has been featured on a few discerning "lockdown" play lists and at last receiving the long overdue recognition it so deserves.

Watch "I Can't Let Go " fly over the coming months... killer song from a lady with just one hell of a voice, who encountered a few obstacles along the way in her highly highly respected career.

Now hear Evie's rarest, by a very long way...

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Condition Report

Two clean, gorgeous stock copy yellow and blues stock copy labels, strong loss vinyl, revealing only soft hairlines

Two clean, gorgeous stock copy yellow and blues stock copy labels, strong loss vinyl, revealing only soft hairlines

Eddie Jacobs - Seven Days /I'll Be Right Back - Blue Cat BC 130 DJ

Eddie Jacobs

Seven Days / I'll Be Right Back

Blue Cat : BC 130 DJ (45s)

LABEL COLLECTORS ALERT!

This 45 is one of the reasons, we are expanding the weekly auction listings by 25%, allowing us you present seriously rare records out the Northern soul genre, but of great interest to serious 45 collectors who run the great labels. Trying to acquire whole series of the great labels, Okeh, Ric Tic, Mirwood, or the not so obvious Red Bird or Blue Cat.

Before you today is a beyond rare Blue Cat 45, No. BC 130 that moist of you will have never seen or heard before, for us it is the rarest Blue Cat 45 and the first time we have encountered it. Imagine its value if it were a stomping Northern Soul, or a blinding piece of Beat Ballad Heaven, I shudder to think.

But it is of great value to Red Bird / Blue Cat collectors as it is seriously elusive. It is the LAST 45 pressed before Blue Cat went into extinction, Blue Cat BC 129 by Didi Noel was presumed the last release until this relatively recent BC 130 discovery. Mike Stoller & Jerry Leiber's beautifully artistic label Red Bird & its brother Blue Cat with the iconic laidback Jazz-Cat as the logo, has fascinated collectors for decades. The captivating label design mixed with high quality music, makes the both labels essential "collect-all" series.

Before you today is a record missing from most Blue Cat discographies and even Blue Cat/Red Bird want lists we have seen over the years.

Eddie Jacobs is the same artist who one year later recorded on Chess Tired Of Being Lonely / Turn Me Loose with the same producer Dorian Burton. If you collect the "great" labels, you will be shackled to a lifetimes work, when 45's like this turn up, last record on this label, hardly know and widely undocumented.

Rarest Of The Rare "Blue Cat" a moody piano driven R&B shouter that doesn't fit into the Northern Soul genre, but will be capturing the interest of all and every Soul scholar worldwide.

We shall be expanding the auction to encompass record like this, that need to be seen, heard and documented.

The beauty of Blue Cat... I've always been transfixed by

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, light storage wear, vinyl has surface marks, listen it plays nice and clean.

Two clean promo labels, light storage wear, vinyl has surface marks, listen it plays nice and clean.

Earl White Jr. - Very Special Girl / Never Fall In Love Again - Cygnet 102

Earl White Jr.

Very Special Girl / Never Fall In Love Again

Cygnet : 102 (45s)

Divine Soulful 70's of the very highest calibre!

Shreveport, Louisiana has had a rich vein of Soul music running through it since the early 60's. Exceptional local labels like Paula, Ronn, Jewel, Murco, Hy Sign, House Of Orange the list goes on and on. None of these labels picked up "Very Special Girl" a beyond superlative recording, for wider distribution; because it was astonishingly a B-side of a middle-of-the-road ballad.

But this Earl White project was fortunate to have alongside a local producer of great prowess, in the form of James Stroud. Who with Earl White's heartfelt lyrics "Very Special Girl" the pair created one of the most-wanted rare 70's Soulful dance 45s it is possible to own. In 1977, Shreveport based Stroud was working with Dorothy Moore producing her first album. Using his five man group, the fabled " Malaco Rhythm Section" Carson Whitsett, Dino Zimmerman, Don Barrett, Fred Knobloch and James Stroud himself provide the music on "Very Special Girl", crafting a very special arrangement indeed...

A simplistic piano woven into a soft brass intro, is the springboard for Earl to become a passionate, expressive Soul singer. Brilliantly elevated by James Stroud's embellishments of swirling strings, stabbing horns, soaring girl-group choruses, subtle instrumental breaks, in the same formula as the intro, bring fluid continuity to this beautiful dance creation

One of the all-time greats! Hidden away on the flipside of a rather ordinary ballad. The combination of an unrestrained Earl White vocal, James Stroud summoning up the " Malaco Rhythm Section" makes for one of the greatest D.I.Y. soulful steppers of all time.

Breathtakingly inspiring....

Condition Report

Two totally clean labels, full gloss play perfect mint minus vinyl - a beauty

Two totally clean labels, full gloss play perfect mint minus vinyl - a beauty

Marvin Gaye - To The Ends Of The Earth / Calypso Blues - Tamla Motown TA-0001 DJ Argentina

Marvin Gaye

To The Ends Of The Earth / Calypso Blues

Tamla Motown : TA-0001 DJ Argentina (7")

Marvin Gaye devotees alert!

... here is a unique 1965 33rpm Argentinian radio station PROMO 7" of two recordings never issued anywhere else as a 7" single.

Just in time for Christmas, jazz loving Berry Gordy came up with concept of "fireside" listening, with Marvin paying tribute to the late great Nat King Cole who had sadly past away 8 months before this session was laid down. The 1965 12 track album produced by Hal Davis, Marc Gordon & Harvey Fuqua, selected some of Nat King Cole's most memorable recordings.

The a-side "To The Ends Of The Earth" Joe and Noel Sherman, Noel Sherman, is the same song immortalized on the Northern Soul scene by Tony Middleton. With the flipside "Calypso Blues" is a Nat King Cole composition, is a persuasive display of jazzy/Latin, erotic bongo pulses carry Marvin off to a far distant place.

Just as most Nat King Coles material did, as he won over the "white" public of the USA.

The production team do an unbelievable job on delivery "Black Jazz" Marvin Gaye style, as Marvin adjusts his vocal pitch to suit the mood.

A wonder double help from the album, that RCA Argentina used to promote the LP to South America. Ironically it seems to be RCA Argentina first promo on the Tamla Motown label.

RARE in the EXTREME!!

Condition Report

RCA logo PROMO sticker on flipside label, tiny radio station library file number 1277 on the a-side label. Fine clean vinyl, just a few soft hairlines, check out the double soundfile, as you cast your eye over the label's gorgeousness.

RCA logo PROMO sticker on flipside label, tiny radio station library file number 1277 on the a-side label. Fine clean vinyl, just a few soft hairlines, check out the double soundfile, as you cast your eye over the label's gorgeousness.

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