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Sunny & The Sunliners - If You could See Me Now / Should I Take You Home - R P R -105

Sunny & The Sunliners

If You could See Me Now / Should I Take You Home

R P R: R-105 (45s)

After being cossetted for decades in the more complete NS collections across the the globe, at last this divine double-helping of vocal-group is receivership the long overdue exposure it so deserves.

Hey Northern Soul DJ's what took you so long, a vocal-group experience record currently starting adorn playlist through the UK. with the flipside an established harmony-soul Lowrider collectorspiece. what's not to love?

WE leasd with the Killer Tex-Mex Northern Soul taking inspiration from The Dells - Wear It On Your Face. Sonny Ozuna's impressive "nicotine-coated" vocal heads up a spectacular display of Texas-born horns, with 6 man "Sunliners" relentlessly decorating the background with silky smooth choruses and whooping vocal support woven into a persuasive NS dance arrangement.

The combination of the rich brass, the compelling sandpaper voice along with the superlative male vocal harmony backdrop, makes for a five-star Northern Soul dancer that has bubbled away for over 40 years on the back-burner of DJ's play lists, without ever coming to the forefront of Northern Soul public's attention. Now it's on the boil and the value is rising. As in recent times this uplifting tune has at last received the exposure it has deserved for so along. An inspiring feel-good dance record you can't help but to fall in love with.

Flip it over, the mid-tempo "Should I Take You Home" is every note as motivating. A silky display of soulful vocal harmony, again enriched by highly accomplished brass backing, and enthusiastic group teamwork, making for a premiere Crossover Northern Soul experience.

Check out the double soundfile and prepare to fall in love with a record that has snoozed for too long.

Here's a promo copy In utterly dream condition..

Condition Report

Two clean examples of this much-loved quad-coloured with the stark red logo, one that cratediggers always hope, mostly in vain, to encounter on forays into the wild. So many worthwhile 45 on this label. Vinyl has full gloss, revealing onlthe nmerrest hairlines when angled in the light. A very nice copy indeed.

Two clean examples of this much-loved quad-coloured with the stark red logo, one that cratediggers always hope, mostly in vain, to encounter on forays into the wild. So many worthwhile 45 on this label. Vinyl has full gloss, revealing onlthe nmerrest hairlines when angled in the light. A very nice copy indeed.

Sam Moultrie - I’ll Always Love You / Do Your Own Thing - Warren 108 blue logo

Sam Moultrie

I’ll Always Love You / Do Your Own Thing

Warren : 108 blue logo (45s)

There is nothing in my life, that transports me back to a time and place; like a Northern Soul anthem does. As to vividly rekindle the moment you first heard it, is truly a euphoric moment. Although I've told of this tale before, I do consider it as Northern Soul affirming moment; when during a car journey single to and from Leeds Central I was bombarded with everything that was spectacular in Northern Soul!

THE LATEST SIMON SOUSSAN c90 CASSETTE HAD LANDED!!

Sam Moultrie featured on one of those mind-blowing c90 cassettes Simon Soussan would send over to Britain, enticing us all to dig into our meager money pots. I had to own this 45 in 1973, it was instant pure Northern Soul magic...On the same tape Soussan teased us with Willie Hutch "Love Runs Out" and "The Duck" not stating they were by Willie Hutch at all. Shortly afterwards copies of "The Duck" arrived in the UK, hitting the All-niter turntables to be announced as the "new" find by Richard Temple.

Luckily Sam Moultrie never suffered the same masquerade, remaining pure, unsullied by trickery using pseudonym bootlegs, or in fact any bootleg.

Carten Warren's collaboration with Danny Brantley crafted a flowing song of eternal love; affixed to an irresistible dance arrangement.. what a great tune! giving me flashbacks to my impressionable youth, when I couldn't wait for my next Northern Soul original to drop through the letterbox.. and nothing's changed in the last 47 years..

A Northern Soul Classic in by far and away it smartest clothes, adorned with that beautiful and so seldom seen BLUE logo.

Except in 1973 I had little or no interest in Funk.. so probably only listened to a few seconds of the intrusive flipside, when Sam gets down and dirty "Doing His Own Thing" to a barrage of horns, a twangy guitar pulsing encouragement.. today I think FUNK is essential listening, especially when a screaming sax makes an unexpected appearance!

Two great sides! One neat clean blue logo rarity, giving up some memory jerkin' Northern Soul I still adore today.

Memories are made of this...

Condition Report

Two clean unblemished labels, vinyl carries full gloss, just the faintest of sleeve storage hairlines.

Two clean unblemished labels, vinyl carries full gloss, just the faintest of sleeve storage hairlines.

Fir-Ya - Keep On Tryin' / Crying In Iran - Star-Glow SG-102

Fir-Ya

Keep On Tryin' / Crying In Iran

Star-Glow : SG-102 (45s)

Now here's a fabulous slice of Louisiana Modern Soul, a beauty that seems to have evaporated from view - causing real demand to spark back up again.

A 1980 George Perkins project, all the better for his seasoned vocal leading the way through is inspirational dancer. Driving guitar dance pulses supported by a gospel schooled mixed choir; adding the glue that's to brings it all together. Strings, horns, keyboard and the soon to enter saxophonist who takes the session to yet another level. Skyward it flies, with that screaming display of saxophone the perfect addition to this already spine-tingling outburst of modern Soul dance.

A TUNE!

The flipside goes in a totally different direction, inspired by George's most famous recording "Crying In The Streets". Politically minded George crafts another Deep Soul ballad, that ironically never foresaw the terrible events that would unfold at the century's end. As George displays sympathy for the people of Iran the war with Iraq was just breaking out. and all the consequences that it triggered.

The a-side is such a great tune, that is starting once again to find its way onto the turntables of discerning DJs at selective venues, especially those freestyle sessions broadcasts from home in lockdown.

Condition Report

two flawless yellow labels, vinyl is perfect. as good as it gets condition.

two flawless yellow labels, vinyl is perfect. as good as it gets condition.

Little Jimmy Scott - Do You Get The Message / It Rained 40 Days & Nights /  - Giant GT 706

Little Jimmy Scott

It Rained 40 Days & Nights / Do You Get The Message

Giant : GT 706 (45s)

Giant release number 706 with the meaty R&B Northern Soul thumper on the flipside.

We actually lead with this side, over the brilliant "40 Days" as "Do You Get The Message" is proper real-deal Northern Soul saturated in the potential to become a humongous Allniter sound. After living in the shadows of being a flipside for too long. We are sure you'll be blown away by all the ingredients Mike Terry showers upon this uncompromising dancer. Reminding me of other meaty NS recordings by Jerry Cook, Johnny Sayles, Marvin Sims and the like. Growling lead vocal, sizzling girl-group choruses, a barrage of blasting brass. Pelted with bluesy guitar breaks and pulsating drums driving the pace, but all the while Jimmy's imposing message snarls its way to the fore.

Overlooked Chicago Northern Soul - the genuine article - oozing with attitude!

I think she and us "Got The Message"

The other side of course is Joshie Jo Armstead's brilliant song " Rained 40 Days & Nights" supervised again by the immortal Mike Terry. The original version of the song, that Garland Green so silkily recreated is forgotten with Little Jimmy's version benefiting from his credible desperation drenching the lyrics. That repetitive guitar riff hooks into you, his gravel-coated vocal, all making for a meatier Northern Soul experience of real presence and attitude. That will actually have you believing it really did rain for 40 days and nights.

Love both sides, with the message being ... how long can the Northern Soul scene leave stompers of this quality sit at the back of the box..

One listen, you will be asking...why?

Condition Report

two clean labels, revealing only faint signs of storage.

two clean labels, revealing only faint signs of storage.

Jackie Wilson - Since You Should Me How To Be Happy /  - Coral Q 72496 DJ

Jackie Wilson

The Who Who Song / Since You Should Me How To Be Happy

Coral : Q 72496 DJ (45s)

Jackie's follow up to his most famous recording "Higher & Higher" Jackie and team stick to the same inspiring recipe.

"Since You Should Me How To Be Happy" was another racing arrangement lead by jangling guitars, strong bassline pulses, horns, bongos, triumphant trumpets, that Jackie joyfully uses as steppingstones to keep reaching "Higher & Higher". Guided by Chicago's finest, lyrics provided by the "Higher And Higher" gang, Floyd Smith, Gary Jackson and Gerald Sims. Brilliantly produced by Carl Davis, Sonny Sanders and directed by Gerald Sims.

Just missing out on the Christmas festivities of 1967. Leaving it to be promoted by UK Decca, to hit the streets in the New Year of 1968. You would have bet every penny you had that "Since You Should Me How To Be Happy" would follow its predecessor up the charts and straight into the hearts of The MODS becoming an all-night club favourite with its percolating beats just perfect for The Twisted Wheelers; and it was for a while. That is until the MOD's penchant for playing B-sides introduced the 60's club-dancer with a new level of Soul-Power.

"The Who Who Song " would soon overtake the original a-side to become a timeless club-classic, that still today is a short-fused dancefloor incendiary bomb. Searing strings, clobbering piano notes, deadly precise percussion, drives the crowd into euphoric amphetamine fed acrobatics. With that incomparable Wilson-warbling skipping through the lyrics with astonishing consummate ease.

Both sides give it up "large", they both epitomize the green-shoots of Northern Soul. To own it as a perfect December 1967 Demo, is for the serious British Soul collector just a dream purchase.

Condition Report

An utterly flawless promo, as good as it gets condition.

An utterly flawless promo, as good as it gets condition.

Sonny Craver - I Wanna Thank You / I'm No Fool - Teri De 007

Sonny Craver

I Wanna Thank You / I'm No Fool

Teri De : 007 (7")

Once again we have the increasingly rare opportunity to laud the genius of Leonard Jewel Smith, a gifted independent Los Angeles artist / producer who's consistency for creating exceptional small label Norther Soul will never be eclipsed.

This 1970 Lenard Jewel Smith and Godoy Colbert collaboration for his NS revered "Delanieur" publishing, and the coveted "Teri De" label. Number 007 in the series, is distilled "Soul-Class" featuring Sonny's rich purring voice flooded with gratitude for his girls sweet love. "Jewel" reveals his gifts for the prodigious production. A sumptuous unobtrusive arrangement incorporating aerial horns, plucking guitar, soaring male vocal choruses enriching every moment with timely adornment of Sonny's consummate voice.

THIS IS CLASS!! as are all Lenard Jewel Smith's creations utilizing Los Angeles's rich vein street-soul.

To be fair, the equally fabulous flipside with Sonny "The Phanthom" Craver's on a San Diego session partnered by Chicago schooled master-producer/writer Otha Hayes. This time the pace is a step faster, peppered with vibes, string, soaring horns, shrill girls, a fabulous flute break make for a racing journey into Southern California Northern Soul that seamlessly carries you from one peak to another. Another top-drawer Northern Soul dancer, presented on one of the world's most-sought after record labels.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable full gloss vinyl. Strong Mint minus throughout. a real beauty!

Two flawless labels, impeccable full gloss vinyl. Strong Mint minus throughout. a real beauty!

Eddie Bo - Lucky In Love / Our Love (Will Never Falter) - Blue Jay 157

Eddie Bo

Lucky In Love / Our Love (Will Never Falter)

Blue Jay : 157 (45s)

Highly sought after New Orleans Eddie Bo winner that has been steadily been rising in value over the last few years, with no sign of that slowing down as availability evaporates.

Condition Report

a-side label is clean, a light h2o fade but NO print flake, small water damage label, light flake on artist credit on flipside label (see images). vinyl is strong clean mint minus, both sides play clean, listen.

a-side label is clean, a light h2o fade but NO print flake, small water damage label, light flake on artist credit on flipside label (see images). vinyl is strong clean mint minus, both sides play clean, listen.

Jan Jones - Independent Woman /  Independent Woman part 2 - Day-Wood A101

Jan Jones

Independent Woman / Independent Woman part 2

Day-Wood: A101 (45s)

The dancefloor battle cry of every Northern Soul Sister for nearly 4 decades, with no hint of the wildebeest stampede it triggers to the the dancefloor ever looking like slowing down.

Play this Mr. DJ and the rest of the night will be easy, it's a floorpacker that everyone adores.

Is it her confident voice that draws us into it's web of charm or is it Jimmy Brinson's uncomplicated arrangement, as he bravely ignores all the "Disco" cliches of the time and keeps it pure with zipping strings, as clip-clop pulses of easy to dance to rhythms fill the air... or maybe it is Jan's uplifting pzazz as, this songbird injects even more weight and power into her voice as the recording grows.

Just a stunning record unfolds, with Jan Jones & Jimmy Brinson being totally independent of all outside influences - how refreshing.

It's a monster and always will be!

Condition Report

Two clean labels, strong gloss on the vinyl, just a few lonely hairlines reveals under direct light.

Two clean labels, strong gloss on the vinyl, just a few lonely hairlines reveals under direct light.

Four Tops - Ask The Lonely / blank - Hitsville Sound Studios  7" PBMN 0268-NH1

Four Tops

Ask The Lonely / 7" blank

Hitsville Sound Studios : PBMN 0268-NH1 (7")

Can Motown artifacts ever be more desirable than this February 13th. 1965 7" acetate - an unissued take of the Four Tops at their very best - does it get any better than this? we think not!

Before you is, I am assured a different take, tweaked after the initial AY-LL-113207 Motown release. But this readjustment of "levels" of sound and pitch re-mix AY-LL-117114 has such tiny differences, I find them far too subtle to detect. So for all purposes it will to most everyone sound identical to the Motown release. But does no detract in the slightest to sheer attractiveness of this historical Motown studio work.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - dedicated Motown pupils will, like me be drooling at the thought of having this iconic Motown studio-cut be part of their collection of treasures.

stop, look and listen - resist its gorgeousness...if you can

Condition Report

Fully attached typed labels and rubber-stamped labels, fully clean actetate surface not a hint of flake or bubble.

Fully attached typed labels and rubber-stamped labels, fully clean actetate surface not a hint of flake or bubble.

George Jackson - Tender Love / Rufus Come And Get Your Dog - Doro 888

George Jackson

Tender Love / Rufus Come And Get Your Dog

Doro : 888 (45s)

Off-The-Scale - Rarest Of The Rare - Popcorn/R&B/Northern Soul -

R&B Popcorn monster brandishing a meaty Funker on the flip.

a tiny D.I.Y. 1965 Memphis recording for this prolific writer who carved out himself legendary lyricist status with over 400 registered compositions to his name, mostly used by Southern Soul artists over a very impressive four decades.

Sir Shambling the world's leading authority on Southern Soul writes "But in a way his enviable and well-deserved reputation as a songster of genius, misses some of the point. He is a first rate singer as well, with a tenor voice of flexibility, and emotion. He’s not a flashy singer, but rather in the manner of slow-burn specialists like Paul Kelly, gets his message across subtly and with considerable depth"

All the above that John Ridley eloquently writes, is instantly evident on this addictive "Tender Love" recording. Simplistic but dangerously narcotic, mysterious and enslaving. Slowly burying itself deep into your mind, with laid lazy guitar rhythms leading George's beckoning vocal through a maze of remorse and palpable regret.

As a Popcorn R&B Northern Soul 45 this disc is perched in the very crown the Rarest Of The Rare tree. Moody and unforgettable, with ownership just a fading dream for most-of-us.

The original a-side, showcases George's confidence when he answers the unchallenged Prince of Memphis; Rufus Thomas you better "Come And Get Your Dog" - killer mid-60's Funk framing signature Memphis Horns at their most potent.

Two memorable sides - so way beyond rare!


Condition Report

Two clean, but has soft storage blemished Pink finish. Vinyl reveals multiple light surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays loud and clean.

Two clean, but has soft storage blemished Pink finish. Vinyl reveals multiple light surface hairlines, as you can hear it plays loud and clean.

Tammi Terrell - Come On And See Me / Baby Don'tcha Worry - Tamla Motown TMG 561 DEMO

Tammi Terrell

Come On And See Me / Baby Don'tcha Worry

Tamla Motown : TMG 561 DEMO (45s)

Motown's pin-up girl with her finest Northern Soul offering, in by far it's most desirable clothes; presented here in eye-popping immaculate perfect condition.

Even for a geriatric vinyl-hound like me, to handle red & white perfection by this most-gorgeous of ladies - is a pulse-racing experience.

This Harvey Fuqua & Johnny Bristol collaboration incorporating shimmering girl group support, subtle hanging horns, muted brilliant distantly delivered trumpeting and Tammi sweet, sweet vocal, makes to exquisite Tamla Motown magic.

Harvey & Johnny give the expectant finger-snapping jingly, sugary Motown style a wide swerve, serving up instead sophisticated, upscale elegance for Motown's most refined Sister.

To own this iconic 45 as perfection, is gonna be the crowning glory of someone's treasure TMG run.

Do not pass by this never to be repeated opportunity!

Condition Report

Two flawless red & white labels, vinyl is as fine as you could ever dream of seeing, perfect!. This is British Tamla Motown collecting at it's most satisfying.

Two flawless red & white labels, vinyl is as fine as you could ever dream of seeing, perfect!. This is British Tamla Motown collecting at it's most satisfying.

Eddie Boyd and his Chess Men - The Story Of Bill / Please Help Me - Chess 1582

Eddie Boyd and his Chess Men

The Story Of Bill / Please Help Me

Chess : 1582 (45s)

Impossible condition for this 1954 Jump Blues mover, an R&B DJ delight.

Archive previously unplayed condition, still housed in it's original scalloped top, serrated bottom seam brown sleeve.

Both sides written by this pupil of Beale Street, Memphis. As he displays on "The Story Of Bill" Boyd was gifted lyricist, the ups and downs of "Bill" told through Jumping Blues dance session partitioned by a mighty Saxophone break. the clarity of his snarling vocal taking this 1954 Chess session to

to find a 66 year old Chicago 45 in this magnificent state of preservation is truly remarkable, made all the better by the fact, this is one of Boyd's most convincing R&B offerings . ready for DJ turntable action, offering crisp, loud clarity.

Blues fans with adore the mournful guitar and wailing delivery of another "My Baby's Found Somebody Else" song, a fabulous display of the guitar uplifting the narrative just as much despairing vocal.

Two spectacular sides, in a level of condition, we are just not going to encounter again.

Condition Report

Two unblemished full colour labels, NO fade. Full gloss vinyl on revealing the merest sleeve storage hairline under direct light. Plays superb! We'll never encounter a finer copy

Two unblemished full colour labels, NO fade. Full gloss vinyl on revealing the merest sleeve storage hairline under direct light. Plays superb! We'll never encounter a finer copy

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