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Eddie Bishop - Call Me / What Did He Say? - ABC 10799

Eddie Bishop

Call Me / What Did He Say?

ABC Paramount : 10799 (45s)

A nice clean black stock copy, of this floor-filling instrumental favourite, that is tough to acquire in nice condition play perfect condition.
Bill Ramal & Marty Wilson gave the Northern Soul scene two top Northern Soul 45's from there New York office..

Eddie Regan - Playing Hide And Seek - jumps to mind. Then there's this floor-packing instrumental monster of the British born "Call Me". What a visionary choice to do, Tony Hatch's enslaving hook-lines give the dancers a chance to sing out-loud or in their head as they move to its hypnotic rhythms. Accentuated by Eddie Bishop's highly honed saxophone skills.

Northern Soul has always loved a good instrumental but most constantly pop in and out of vogue. "Call Me" has for decades engulfed dancefloors throughout the scene. With no sign of it's mesmeric qualities ever diminishing.

For DJ's who care about the sound quality of their plays, this copy is a flawless, impeccable, immaculate example of an elusive Stock copy.

You won't locate a more perfect example in a hurry.

Condition Report

Flawless vinyl, near perfect labels. This example is a truly stunning copy

Flawless vinyl, near perfect labels. This example is a truly stunning copy

Joey Heatherton - When You Call Me Baby / Live & Learn - Decca 31962 DJ PS

Joey Heatherton

When You Call Me Baby / Live & Learn

Decca : Decca 31962 DJ PS (45s)

Northern Soul classic hard on the revival trail.

Collectors of the desirable Northern Soul classics in the seldom encountered complete the MOD pose of the gorgeous Joey Heatherton. Here's a fine clean copy, of a creation from one of Northern Soul's most prolific teams of Northern Soul anthems.

The recent sad passing of David White has prompted me to highlight this man's glittering career with an equally spectacular song from a stunning songbird who came under the guidance of the "Double Diamond" production team of John Madara, David White, Leon Huff and Len Barry with a typically inspirational slab of Northern Soul that White & Madara seemed able to effortlessly create.

The partnership of David White & John Madara started when John was co-writer with fellow Philadelphian Artie Singer on the smash hit "At The Hop" for Danny & The Juniors. Later, David White & John Madara formed one of the greatest writing relationships of the 60's, not only building up a mountain of hits for Len Barry whilst also creating some of the greatest Northern Soul recordings from their work at the Bell Sound studios in New York.

Their creation were always optimistically uplifting, featuring driving "wiz-bang" big productions that ticked all the Northern Soul boxes. Having built up relationships with some of the most gifted young talents of the area. Notably Leon Huff, Len Barry, Joe Renzetti amd Jimmy The Wiz Wisner. Leon Huff on keyboards, Bobby Greg on drums, Joe Mack on bass, Vinnie Bell & Trade Martin on guitars with percussion supplied by the great Panama Francis; with Artie Kaplan directing the horns...This was a dream-team ensemble of soulfully minded East Coast musicians.

Adding girl vocal choruses by Little Joe Cook's daughters "The Sweet Three" and the gorgeous New Yorker Joey Heatherton; making up a gathering that could have maybe laid claim to the now familiar strapline "The Sound of Philadelphia".

"When You Call Me Baby" was of course a huge Cleethorpes Pier & Wigan Casino favourite, a floor-filling dancer that triggered a MCA reissue mid-70s to meet the demand.

Before you today is an irresistible 1966 "pink demo" for collectors who are drawn to the completeness of perfect labels, mint vinyl, and the all important mesmeric picture cover.

Condition Report

Two totally clean promo labels, full gloss mint vinyl, a clean original picture cover's only flaw is soft surface storage ring. see images

Two totally clean promo labels, full gloss mint vinyl, a clean original picture cover's only flaw is soft surface storage ring. see images

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

Johnny Caswell

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

Decca : 32017 (45s)

BLACK IS NOT ONLY BEAUTIFUL IT IS INCREDIBLY RARE!!!

The Wizardry of Northern Soul, was encapsulated forever when the Philadelphia boys went to New York to craft yet another Northern Soul classic, a beyond-loved NS favourite, that has and continues to congest NS dancefloors all over the world, with its charismatic qualities that just never stops growing..

A NS giant from the desk of the "Double Diamond Duo" John Madara & David White, who guide a magical Leon Huff composition, intricately arranged 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", as they come flooding back.

But do not overlook the so far neglected sadly flipside "I.O.U." that Len Barry also recorded, it is archetypical "Double Diamond" 1-2-3-esque production. An uplifting blue-eyed Northern Soul groove that on it's own, could have easily 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 & imposing Trade Martin driven guitar, Panama Francis with the extra percussion and vibes, with Artie Kaplin conducting the horns & sax.. what a team!

A NS Dream Team! Premiership expertise ... and it shows which ever side you drop the arm on.

This copy being a thing of rare-beauty as the so-seldom encountered BLACK STOCK copy!

Condition Report

The rare "Sample Copy" on the a-side label, this disc's only freckle, fine clean full gloss vinyl reveals only a insignificant fine soft surface hairlines when angled under light, as you can hear both sides play beautifully clean, still housed in its birth-sleeve, a truly gorgeous vinyl vista!

The rare "Sample Copy" on the a-side label, this disc's only freckle, fine clean full gloss vinyl reveals only a insignificant fine soft surface hairlines when angled under light, as you can hear both sides play beautifully clean, still housed in its birth-sleeve, a truly gorgeous vinyl vista!

September Jones - I'm Coming Home / No More Love - Kapp K-802

September Jones

I'm Coming Home / No More Love

Kapp: K-802 (45s)

How do you begin to review one of the most perfect Northern Soul sister, ever crafted.

For me this 45 is the crown jewels of Pied Piper catalog, showcasing exactly why dedicated Soul scholars consider Pied Piper, a superior production team than even the talent saturated Hitsville squad of Motown. Because of Pied Piper's steadfast determination never to swerve towards commerciality, or pander to "white" tastes. This principled mindset , created groundbreaking production, as you are about to hear with these two, most perfect examples of superbly individualistic Detroit Soul.

Recorded in Detroit October 17th 1966 by Piped Piper team consisting some of Motown's "Funk Bothers" Mike Terry -Britone Sax, Joe Hunter - piano., Eddie Willis - Bas Guitar, Richard "Piostol" Allen on drums, team leader Jack Ashford on tambourine, backing vocals by Pat Lewis, Jackie Hicks, Louvain Demps (The Andantes) also borrowed from Motown, but utilized differently.

A cocktail of Motor City voices and musicians, arranged by the unsung geniuses Herbie Williams, Johnny Allen.

The pinnacle of proper soul-sister Northern Soul...presented here as the much yearned for, often dreamt about BLACK Stocker copy.

Condition Report

Two clean stock copy labels. strong gloss on vinyl reveals a few surface marks E+ a-side vg+, flipside. Listen and drool... <br />

Two clean stock copy labels. strong gloss on vinyl reveals a few surface marks E+ a-side vg+, flipside. Listen and drool...

Charts - Nobody Made You Love Me / Livin' The Nightlife Wand WND 1124 DJ

Charts

Nobody Made You Love Me / Livin' The Nightlife

Wand : WND 1124 DJ (45s)

If there was ever a case for Northern Soul DJ's being charged with "Dereliction of duty" meaning "Willfully or negligently failing to perform assigned duties, or performing them in a culpably inefficient manner" your duty is to play the finest rare soul dance music possible.

DJ “Not Guilty Mi'Lord!"

Prosecuting council would like to present exhibit "A" The Charts - Nobody Made You Love Me - Wand 1124. Just because "Livin' The Nightlife" was issued in 1975 on Pye's Disco Demand's Solid Soul Sensations album. Does not gives you mitigating circumstances to overlook the utterly awesome “other side - Nobody Made You Love Me - for the next 48 years.

For those DJ playing the obvious 500 NS anthems, you could face an additional charge of cowardice and falling asleep at your post.

Now explain to the court why you're paying 1,000's of ££££ for tired played-out oldies, and you don't own a copy of Wand 1124 that gives you two sides of premiership rare Northern Soul; One a Blackpool Mecca classic stormer, driven hard by a Mike Terry styled baritone Sax and honkin' horns, you were blinkered by its blinding stompin' brilliance; then you overlooked a moment of genius just waiting on the flipside. That Wand, at the time launched as the a-side, so why was it ignore in the UK?

"Nobody Made You Love Me" is beyond perfect for today's more discerning dancefloor.."

Now listen to both sides...

Do you have anything to say - before I sentence you to 25 years on a desert Island with only Sam & Kitty - I've Got Something Good - to listen to and "Northern Soul Top 500" your only book to read..

"Can I change my plea Mi'Lord..."

Condition Report

Small name of "flipside" see images otherwise two clean labels, no drill hole, or other flaws, just some very soft signs of careful storage. The bright emblematic combination of black, gold, white in crisp sparklingly definition. Strong gloss on vinyl, reveals only the occasional mild surface hairline, both sides play totaly clean. Still housed in birth sleeve, a mighty fine copy.

Small name of "flipside" see images otherwise two clean labels, no drill hole, or other flaws, just some very soft signs of careful storage. The bright emblematic combination of black, gold, white in crisp sparklingly definition. Strong gloss on vinyl, reveals only the occasional mild surface hairline, both sides play totaly clean. Still housed in birth sleeve, a mighty fine copy.

Sidney Barnes - I Hurt On The Other Side / Switchy Walk - Blue Cat BC 125 DJ

Sidney Barnes

I Hurt On The Other Side / Switchy Walk

Blue Cat: BC 125 DJ (45s)

No words at this time, I'm still salivating over one of my all-time Northern Soul moments.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, some faint handling patina, clean vinyl reveals on minuscule surface hairlines when angled in the light.

Two clean promo labels, some faint handling patina, clean vinyl reveals on minuscule surface hairlines when angled in the light.

Adventurers - Something Bad (Is Happening) / Nobody Can Save Me - Blue Rock B-4071

Adventurers

Something Bad (Is Happening) / Nobody Can Save Me

Blue Rock : B-4071 (45s)

For us 50's children, "Easy Baby" was the immense handclapping dancefloor giant, our first encounter with this tight vocal group "The Adventurers" who grew into the "Chosen Few" under the stewardship of the great Johnny Brantley and his Vidalia Production team.

First as "The Adventurers" then as "The Crown Four", later vocalists to become the celebrate Chosen Few on Canyon. "Gerald Perry, Mack Williams, Eddie Johnson, Gerald Perry, James Wicker" being the constant members with Roy Handy joining a fragment group on Canyon, as they condensed but retained their impressive vocal harmony solidarity.

They only recorded this one single for Blue Rock, both sides guided by Samie "Sticks" Evans; A Jazz musician with a number of East Coast Northern Soul dancers to his credit especially with Paul Sindab's New York sessions.

This elusive Blue Rock 45 gives up two vocal group killers of equal standing.

"Something Bad (Is Happening)" a fully harmonized, classy mid-tempo cruiser in the finest tradition of 1968 male-vocal group, concern about sensing the breakdown of a fadimg girlfriend relationship. Banks of strings, powered by stabbing horns, harnessed by anxious, silky smooth vocals, unfolding into a glorious mid-tempo bridged by intricate guitar riffs. Utterly beautiful tune..

Flip it over for the grittier "Nobody Can Save Me" drenched in Temptation-esque "cool" riding Motown-inspired guitar / horn nix to open proceedings, for an Eddie Kendicks clone cradled by considerate "sticks" percussion, bongos rain through the aerial horns. So very "Motown" spiced but up with edgy muscular horns and twangy guitar. A fabulous laid back dancer. With Sticks Evans' Jazz background serving up a magnificent free-style horn break in the last 1/3rd.

Two killer sides seldom coming to market, especially in this fine clean condition.



Condition Report

two clean labels NO drill hole, free of writing, stickers or stain. Near mint minus vinyl reveals just a few soft sleeve storage blemishes when angled in the light. Still housed in birth sleeve.

two clean labels NO drill hole, free of writing, stickers or stain. Near mint minus vinyl reveals just a few soft sleeve storage blemishes when angled in the light. Still housed in birth sleeve.

Sam Fletcher - I’d Think It Over / Friday Night - Tollie T-9012

Sam Fletcher

I’d Think It Over / Friday Night

Tollie : T-9012 vinyl (45s)

When Johnny Pate weaves his magic through a production, you just know something special is about to unfold. Skillfully conducting his orchestra, tasking them to matching up to Sam’s rich booming-baritone.

Staccato violin plucking, opens the gates for muted trumpets, swirling strings, combining to lay down a moody carpet. The perfect platform for Sam’s imposing statue, delivering a barrage of advisory caution of impending perils for his girl.

“I’d Think It Over” is Sam’s sound advice, will she listen? The story takes shape and we are all captivated by his self assured warnings.

What is that quality a record has, that no matter how often or indeed how little you hear it. It immediately ignites an uplifting feeling inside.. not just you but the whole room the DJ is appealing to can feel.

Northern Soul / Popcorn classic that has had dancers on their feet for over 40 years ... and nobody’s tired yet!

A record you can drop at any time, during any set, in any place and you're guaranteed to get a positive reaction... followed ripples of applause.

Condition Report

Two clean square framed logo labels, press is VINYL that only reveals some mild hairlines under direct light. Plays rich, clean and powerful

Two clean square framed logo labels, press is VINYL that only reveals some mild hairlines under direct light. Plays rich, clean and powerful

Cliff Nobles - My Love Is Getting Stronger / Too Fond Of You - Atlantic 45-2352 DJ

Cliff Nobles

My Love Is Getting Stronge / Too Fond Of You

Atlantic : 45-2352 DJ (45s)

An absolutely beautiful MINT copy, gleaming perfect clean red & white VINYL promo copy.

An immensely popular Northern Soul dancefloor-destroyer that seldom turns up in today's market. On its national,1966 release through Atlantic records, issued first of course on the local Jesse James owned label J. V. Records.

Jesse James was one of Philadelphia’s rising star Soul producers, in a city blessed with an overload of inspiring writers, producers, musicians all feeding off each other’s talents. 60’s Philadelphia was just as soul-prolific as Detroit, which was soon to be validate as these talents proved the point that “excellence breeds excellence”; competition was so hot that Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff had to draft an unbeatable team together before “The Sound Of Philadelphia” became a recognized brand of Soul music.

But all the necessary talent was bubbling up on “The Streets Of Philadelphia” long before TSOP. The creator of this fabulous example of mid-60’s dance Soul. Jesse James was one of the catalysts of the city’s huge musical success. His long association with Cliff Nobles and Jesse’s willingness to work with extreme talents from outside of town, was another factor of Jesse carving out his distinctive style. Motown’s Mike Terry would often contribute a magical ingredient to lift a session into greatness, “The Horse” is perhaps the obvious example.

Just like “The Horse” this session also reverberates with heavy horns, pattering hard-smacked bongos, rolling out persuasive pulses of dance. Cliff’s convincing voice has you believing... his love Is certainly getting stronger, as it whisks you away of a euphoric wave of unstoppable soul-dance. But unlike the soon to be unleashed “Horse” this 1966 release was not a hit, and neither was Cliff’s other Atlantic 45, which steered Jesse away from Atlantic towards his highly successful Phil L.A. Of Soul venture, bridging the City Of Angels with the City Of Brotherly Love.

“My Love Is Getting Stronger” is Cliff Nobles’ most-wanted, just a brief hearing of that dancefloor beckoning intro will underline exactly why...

Do not pass by, the ever increasing demand is making this giant tune, a more and more infrequent feature on these auction pages...

Condition Report

Two perfect red & white promo, full gloss mint vinyl, as good as you could possibly dream of acquiring.

Two perfect red & white promo, full gloss mint vinyl, as good as you could possibly dream of acquiring.

James Brown / Bobby Byrd - Fight Against Drug Abuse	/ Fight Against Drug Abuse - King PSA 1 DJ

James Brown / Bobby Byrd

Fight Against Drug Abuse (James Brown) / Fight Against Drug Abuse (Bobby Byrd)

King: PSA 1 DJ (45s)

Promo only "Public Service Announcement" 45s, one of James's rarest singles.

Apparently only promoted by Starday-King Records, Inc. mail out exclusively to "Black Radio Stations".

Incredibly elusive and in flawless condition.

In repetitive "Trumpian" style JB preaches in "Drugs Are Super Bad, Super Bad, Super Bad, Super Bad..."

On the flip Bobby Byrd, repeats the message over a proper hard hitting FUNK rhythms track.

Ideal for Breaks, Beats and comping... both the menacing vocal and the edgy music begging to be utilized.

For the serious JB collector this is hard to find, in mint condition very hard.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve.

Frankie & The Classicals - What Shall I Do / I Only Have Eyes For You - Philips BF 1586

Frankie & The Classicals

What Shall I Do / I Only Have Eyes For You

Philips : BF 1586 (7")

BRITISH GRAIL! and some!

57 years old this month, and only encountered on extremely rare occasions - a record with a huge reputation as an English "NS Ghost" only a few can boast of owning or indeed of ever owning!

Teddy Vann's the prolific New York creative, conjured up violin dominated studio track from which he released a string of vocal and instrumental versions by pseudonym artists Honey Townsend - The World Again, Subway Riders - After The session, the strange instrumental with sound effects - Mark Johnson - Beautiful Place. 2 x vocal versions by the mysterious Frankie & The Classicals, vocal versions by real artists - Laura Greene - Moonlight Music In You, The Essex - Moonlight, Music And You. Teddy certainly got his money's worth out of this 1967 studio session over 3 years of trying various formats and versions.

This is by far its rarest form, highly coveted as this summer of 1967 UK press a Brit Trophy with few equals

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines, but as you can hear nothing reacts with the stylus, it plays gorgeously clean and true. <br /> Visually Ex playback mint minus. still housed in birth-sleeve

Two clean labels, 3 prong centre intact, full gloss vinyl reveals some soft surface hairlines, but as you can hear nothing reacts with the stylus, it plays gorgeously clean and true.
Visually Ex playback mint minus. still housed in birth-sleeve

Charlie Jones - She's A Right On Girl (4:07) / I Feel Like Humming - Sum-Ma 0001 WX

Charlie Jones

She's A Right On Girl (4:07) / I Feel Like Humming

Sum-Ma : 0001 WX (45s)

Really rare 1979 first press on this San Jose, California private label, released a year later for wider Bay Area distribution on San Francisco's B&B label.

This is a listing for the serious about sweet soul ballads and only collect, first labels - this is a tough one!

Condition Report

Two clean orange labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl.

Two clean orange labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl.

Alvin Green And Green Fire - The Sun Shines (Every Time You Say You're Mine) / Turning On And Tuning In - Lu Lu NK 101

Alvin Green And Green Fire

The Sun Shines Every Time You Say You / Turning On And Tuning In

Lu Lu : NK 101 (45s)

The 1977 FIRST LABEL of this highly sought-after 70's groove, which was re-promoted from the same Brooklyn, New York address 3 years later, both releases are incredibly elusive.

A 45 that gives up not one, but two special grooves...

"The Sun Shines (Every Time You Say You're Mine)" gives up a rich production and uplifting arrangement by the two Alvin's (Green & Stewart) lifted by insistent shrill songbird choruses elevating Alvin's unusually soulful but hoarse vocal, harnessing a wave of vibe peppered strings, immediately alerting your attention to this jubilant dancer, then soaring horns join this inspirational session, lifting it even higher. A fabulous 70's soulful dancer with the added bonus of a sublime flipside cruiser.

"Turning On And Tuning In " Alvin provides an astonishing on-his-knees chilled performance, again employing a sultry girl-group, to enrich a glorious "Lowrider" journey into sweet-soul heaven. We were not sure which side to lead with, both cuts have lifted my day...

Two solid top-drawer soulful 70's sides. So seldom seen for sale...

Condition Report

two perfect labels, full gloss mint vinyl - absolute top copy!

two perfect labels, full gloss mint vinyl - absolute top copy!

Four Pro's - Just Another Girl / There Must Be A Reason - Carla 2531 vinyl DJ

Four Pro's

Just Another Girl / There Must Be A Reason

Carla : 2531 vinyl DJ (45s)

Relentless, rasping n' driving vocal group Northern Soul, enriched and elevated by Mike Terry's spellbinding saxophone expertise.

Between Mike and the gifted label owner, esteemed record producer Ollie McLaughlin they create real-deal Northern Soul dancefloor dynamite. From the fleeting intro of rattling percussion, colliding with keyboard and saxophone stabs, rolling out a carpet for an aggressive snarling lead vocal that rips into the lyrics. With his teammates softening his intimidating singing with cooing and oohing choruses. Nobody in the studio, for a moment never once easing off the breakneck trajectory, heading toward the inevitable show-stopping Mike Terry sax-break.

Pulsating piano, join the burping sax, an intimidating scary lead vocal spouts the narrative, as the pin is pulled on this muscular Northern Soul hand-grenade...for an explosive dancefloor reaction, every time!

The flipside from the pens of Johnny Griffith, Richard Greene and Freddy Butler is a hidden, sadly overlooked mid-tempo Motor City jewel. Involving the same team that later fuelled the Soul Twins "Quick Change Artist" assemble a stunning mid-tempo saturated in the very best of Detroit influences of the time! Listen and prepare to be impressed by a stunning Northern Soul stroller. Sitting on the flipside of a "handle with care" Northern Soul combustible...

Condition Report

Rare PROMO design with NO lines, two clean labels, vinyl reveals good gloss some soft surface marks, not affecting play

Rare PROMO design with NO lines, two clean labels, vinyl reveals good gloss some soft surface marks, not affecting play

Paramounts - Girls With Big Black Boots / I Won't Share Your Love - Mercury 72429 DJ

Paramounts

Girls With Big Black Boots / I Won't Share Your Love

Mercury : 72429 DJ (45s)

What a “ BANGER!!

A rumbling Northern Soul fetish stomper, elevated by currently neglected but utterly gorgeous vocal group dancer on the flip.

Two sides on the comeback trail.

Amazingly this disc was the only 45 this mysterious Big Apple gathering ever released, a spectacular Northern Soul double hitter, assembled by the industrious New Yorkers Lou Courtney, Dennis Lambert & Bert "Super Hits" De Coteaux.

In the beginning a head-turning play at Cleethorpes Pier by "Poke", circa 1974 before being obscured by the plethora tunes being discovered weekly, swamping the scene with turntable choices.

A couple of years later, it was the far superior flipside that was the subject of brief admiration, an absolute monster in the making we thought, but somehow got derailed from its meteoric rise to the top. Another impressive NS tune sadly thwarted by its own unavailability!

We predict this could well be its "time" for eternal dancefloor immortality, as a solid resurgence is starting to percolate away in the under-belly of rare and underplayed Northern Soul. As this bristling vocal-group Northern Soul winner is getting noticed again by the NS DJ's who like to dig deeper than the obvious. This is not gonna slip away under the surface again, its way, way too good for that to happen again, with the Northern Soul community today having unquestionable taste for the real-deal these days. .

Click the sound file and prepare to be double-delighted with what this elusive disc brings to the table.

Condition Report

An unobtrusive X on the a-side label, otherwise two bright clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in its birth-sleeve

An unobtrusive X on the a-side label, otherwise two bright clean promo labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in its birth-sleeve

New Wanderers - This Man In Love / Adam - And Eve - Ready 1005

New Wanderers

This Man In Love / Adam - And Eve

Ready : 1005 / 1006 (45s)

Sammy Lowe guides, slick vocal-group Northern Soul no matter which side you drop the arm on.

The New Wanderers a mixed group showcase distilled harmony skills, as they seamlessly glide through two NS beauties.

"This Man In Love" from the first note, explodes into quintessential brass-driven Northern Soul, as Sammy Lowe draws upon his expertise in conducting a "brass" section, with an aerial blitz of horns weaving in and out of the insistent lyrics, proper full-blown Northern Soul.

The flipside which to my knowledge has never received any significant NS turntable action but itself is a memorable NS cruiser, a gentler affair soaked in superior harmony decorated by addictive acoustic guitar picking, ringing vibes, considerate pouting horns drifting on through this feel-good stroller.

two differing but fabulous Northern Soul vocal group dancers, all recorded on the same day as their "Grail" "Let Me Render My Service" for his short-loved association of this talented foursome "The New Wanderers" - Ann Thompson, James Hall, Juan Gonzalez, Sylvester Bradford.
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Condition Report

Two clean, fully intact labels - full gloss X matrix mint minus vinyl, both sides play crisp and clean.

Two clean, fully intact labels - full gloss X matrix mint minus vinyl, both sides play crisp and clean.

Laurence Carroll's People Band - One Hundred Years From Now / Love Knows - Raina 45-100

Laurence Carroll's People Band

One Hundred Years From Now Written / Love Knows

Raina: 45-100 (45s)

The suoer-rare instrumental version of the highly acclaimed Qunestine Strong soulful stepper "One Hundred Years From Now" This instrumental came out before Qunestine's vocal take, on the same local "Raina" label. A production from the pens of Eddie Campbell, Ernie Johnson & Pete James, a very rare soul instrumental from Phoenix, Arizona that carries all the same luxurious charm, from skillfully manipulated trumpets taking the place of Qunestine's soulful pleadings. .

A wonderful slab of edgy neighborhood soul provided by Chicago schooled Prince Shell supporting Lawrence Carroll band, two highly accomplished musicians, blending sublime piano notes and soaring horns gliding on a raft of strings. Forming a solid atmospheric crossover stroller lifted by trumpets and deliberate guitar picks, soon forming and emotional string n' horn assisted mover, which the "unknown" Qunestine's vocal harnessed so brilliantly pushing it to her soulful limits.

Vocal or instrumental, this is proper "Grand Canyon State" neighborhood soul, silky smooth impassioned in the extreme, an example to be held up, for all to hear what is possible using a local arrangement to present to an untested artist.

The flipside is a gorgeous classy Jazz/Soul cruiser...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl.

Two clean labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl.

Mal Perry - Make Me A Miracle / That's When Your Heartaches Begin - Fonata 45-H.133

Mal Perry

Make Me A Miracle / That's When Your Heartaches Begin

Fontana : 45-H.133 (45s)

Monumental 1958 UK "accidental" slab of mighty "Popcorn", backed up with and equally Herculean hard-blown horn arrangement from the Johnny Gregory Orchestra, fusing "Latin, Arabic and Jazz" influences matching up to this charismatic Liverpudlian but so very impressive "tenor" delivery reaching "Covent Garden" levels. The combination is truly breathtaking...

This unforgettable muscular "Popcorn" first making the transition from the Belgium Popcorn scene with the help of the "exotica Queen" DJ Jodie Lamb and her friend "Rock Steady" fan Simon Tipper, when Simon found a white promo copy, Jodie snapped it up and integrated it into her already flamboyant program of out-front swanky, daring plays, at minus -8 rpm and it works so well!

I so respect NS DJ's like Jodie, who is now considered one of the planet's greatest upfront sister-jocks. Unafraid to push the limits of inventiveness, often adjusting British dancefloor tastes with her maverick selections. It goes without saying "Make Me A Miracle" became a big signature play for Ms. Lamb; one listen you will understand why it now enjoys a huge cult following.

The chemistry ignited between Johnny Gregory's orchestral direction amalgamating Latin/Jazz and a pinch of the Far East to become the vehicle for Mal's triumphant voice is something you can't help taking home in your head at the end of the night.

SO VERY RARE, UK ONLY and so infectious!

Condition Report

Two clean labels 3 prong centre intact, vinyl has been subject "torturous" neglect visually less than vg but plays with just a ticks and pops midway, so listen carefully, it is easily worthy of R&B DJ love and admiration. .

Two clean labels 3 prong centre intact, vinyl has been subject "torturous" neglect visually less than vg but plays with just a ticks and pops midway, so listen carefully, it is easily worthy of R&B DJ love and admiration. .

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