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Tyrone Thomas - You're Hardly Gone / No Good Man - Polydor PD 2146

Tyrone Thomas

You're Hardly Gone / No Good Man

Polydor : PD 2146 (45s)

Polydor perhaps more than any other major label, has the frustrating reputation for the single-sided 70's Soul promo copy, that never received radio station attention. So when the stock copy, if and when it received the green light for release with two different sides, more often than not they completely failed to sell.

Whether it be coincidence or just poor marketing, the non-promo Polydor flipside were more often than not truly magnificent modern Soul dancers. The list of stock copies to chase on Polydor 45s reads like an impossible wants list from the relentless chaser of vinyl-dreams.

Mojoba, Chrystal Clear, New World, Dynamics, Fredde Lowe, Reason Why, Samson & Delilah to name but a few, that have all exasperated the dedicated modern-soul collector.

None more so than Tyrone Taylor, a Polydor flipside, that in our experience, has been easily the hardest Polydor stock copy to acquire. Hiding the seriously soulful dancer "You're Hardly Gone" on the backside.

A long-term want for too many collectors, many may have given up on the chase, with no end in sight to corner a stock copy. Well here is one at long last, after a 20 year absence from our auction... here's a 1980 dance-delight of the very rarest kind..

Rarest Of The Rare Soulful 80's, a ghost, that needs to be caught.. before it disappears for another 2 decades.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage hairlines under direct light, plays crisp, clean and clear. housed in birth-sleeve.

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest sleeve storage hairlines under direct light, plays crisp, clean and clear. housed in birth-sleeve.

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Glen Miller - Where Is The Love / Funky Broadway - Stag 3168

Glen Miller

Where Is The Love / Funky Broadway

Stag: 3168 (45s)

Goose-pimple inducing Soul from Jamaica, with the power to change your mood, day & your life. It certainly changes the dancefloor when the needle is dropped.

Right up there with the very greatest Northern Soul strollers of all time, Johnny Mae Matthews, Buddy Smith, Jimmie Bo Horne, James Lately, Chuck Holiday, George Lemons etc. high praise indeed but this sends record sends shivers right through me every time! In short one of my all time favourite 45's.. so staggeringly good - spectacularly rare!

A listing for those of you determined to own the top end Northern Soul 45s to DJ with. A record that never fails to draw applause, for the few DJs who are able to play it.

Click the soundfile and drool... this is just STUNNING NORTHERN SOUL!

that very seldom comes to market, only listed here today after last years non-paying winning bidder, with his endless promises of payment that never ever materialized...

Looking on the bright side, it allowed me to Wow! a few crowds with it, when I felt the my DJ set needed a lift.. boy and what a lift it gave it!

Condition Report

Full gloss vinyl, revealing only light surface hairlines under direct light. As you can hear it plays crisp clean and true. Labels are clean, except for a fine, faded name right hand side on the a-side label. Minuscule and not distracting.

Full gloss vinyl, revealing only light surface hairlines under direct light. As you can hear it plays crisp clean and true. Labels are clean, except for a fine, faded name right hand side on the a-side label. Minuscule and not distracting.

Harmonica Harry - Nothing But The Blues / Rampart Ramblers - Soulin' SR 100

Harmonica Harry

Nothing But The Blues / Rampart Ramblers

Soulin': SR 100 (45s)

Elmon Mickle aka Model "T" Slim with another strong Los Angeles, street-Blues mover this time under cover as Harmonica Harry on an extremely rare label neighbourhood label produced by Jack "Moon" Elliott. In our experience this is Model T's rarest 45.

Written by the highly regarded "Hooks Brothers" of Los Angeles., a partnership that crafted so many street-level Blues/Soul/R&B production during the 60's. All on colourful,, independent labels, all so highly sought after.

This example having only one other recorded listing this century, but in rather horrid condition. This copy is a beauty, two flawless labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest hairlines under direct light. An impossible find"

So now listen again to Model T's harmonica prowess as his rips into Mickel Hooks aggressive creation. Searing Harp notes will ring your ears, whilst tricky guitar rhythms lay down the pulses for this Jump Blues" winner, an imposing dance experience.

Noting hardly anyone can boast of owning this relentless L.A. R&B Tittyshaker, leaving an opening an enterprising R&B DJ to break some new ground.

The flipside adds a crazed saxophone into the mix, making this a fabulous double-helping of seriously RARE R&B that just never comes to market.

Condition Report

two flawless labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest hairlines under direct light.

two flawless labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest hairlines under direct light.

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Little Janice - Since You've Been Gone / I Am A Soul - Pzazz 034

Little Janice

Since You've Been Gone / I Am A Soul

Pzazz : 034 (45s)

Today's rare Northern Soul Crossover delight comes from Janice Tyrone; a young lady with firm Gospel roots and a talent for writing her own material, to be accompanied by her lilting guitar skills. A blending proven throughout her highly sought after Pzazz album.

Here is her finest NS offering, a beautifully understated Jazz/Soul glider, decorated with heavenly girl-group cooing, cradling Janice's irresistible young-girl beseeching vocal.

One of three 45's and a solitary album label owner, producer Paul Gayten cut with this talent from L.A. central. That will leave you asking what happened to this standout Soul girl who's recording career came to an inexplicable abrupt end. Surely there was so much more to come from this young lady shimmering with musical talent.

The flipside is cool, also both recordings perfect to elevate a Sunday Chill set, or a session at the more discerning rare-soul venues.
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Condition Report

Light writing on label, "Plug" notes (see images), vinyl shows of full gloss, revealing some light surface hairlines. plays clean as you can hear.

Light writing on label, "Plug" notes (see images), vinyl shows of full gloss, revealing some light surface hairlines. plays clean as you can hear.

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Willie Tee - Teasing You Again / Your Love, My Love Together - Gatur 512

Willie Tee

Teasing You Again / Your Love, My Love Together

Gatur : 512 (45s)

Willie Tee's MOST-WANTED !

Currently the preserve of the world's "A-list" rare-soul DJ's, a current floor-filling favourite for Soul Sam etc.

As Willie Tee updates and considerably improves on his 1965 hit, lifting it into Northern Soul Crossover Heaven!

Wilson Turbinton's understates his considerable piano skills, providing the perfect landscape for his nonchalant dismissal of the competition for his girl's love. "She's Just Teasin' You" is his mantra, the confidence in his girl's fidelity oozes from every syllable, as Willie convincing conveys the strength of their love.

Simplistic genius from one of Northern Soul most loved performers.

So very rare it hurts, so good ownership is the only cure..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, beautiful clean labels, Clean vinyl

Two clean labels, beautiful clean labels, Clean vinyl

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Choice Of Colour - Your Love / You're Twenty-One Today - APT 26011

Choice Of Colour

Your Love / You're Twenty-One Today

APT : 26011 (45s)

Spectacular New Orleans vocal-group Northern Soul Crossover from Ron Henderson only available as the rarely seen STOCK copy.

Condition Report

Two clean store copy labels, impeccably clean mint minus vinyl.

Two clean store copy labels, impeccably clean mint minus vinyl.

Marvin Gaye - Ain't That Peculiar / 1965 4 track French EP wth cover - Tamla Motown TMEF 519 EP PS

Marvin Gaye

Ain't That Peculiar / 1965 4 track French EP wth cover

Tamla Motown : TMEF 519 EP PS (EP)

In our experience Marvin's least seen EP, 1965 4 track French 4 track extended play giving up a fabulous Marvin in "retrospective" pose. A uniquely gorgeous picture cover!

All 4 chose tracks are stunning examples of Marvin's mid-sixties work.

1. Ain't That Peculiar
2. She's Got To Be Real
3. Pretty Little Baby
4. Now That You've Won Me

every one a winner, presented in an irresistible cover in what we feel in Marvin's rarest, of it's type.

Condition Report

Two flawless red French Tamla Motown labels. fine clean vinyl with hardly a blemish. Unique laminated cover frontage in mint minus, back cover carries a tiny signature and a small red . X. see back cover image.

Two flawless red French Tamla Motown labels. fine clean vinyl with hardly a blemish. Unique laminated cover frontage in mint minus, back cover carries a tiny signature and a small red . X. see back cover image.

Exciters - Blowing Up My Mind / You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( Unitl It’s Gone ) - RCA 47-9723 DJ

Exciters

Blowing Up My Mind / You Don’t Know What You’re Missing ( Unitl It’s Gone )

RCA: 47-9723 DJ (45s)

Original first press, promo!

Herb Rooney leads his three ladies through their most potent Northern Soul offering. Which is saying something if you glance back over the previous 5 years, this group only gave up highly charge performances of pure dance.

Their biggest hit, Bert Russell Bern’s “Tell Him” placed them firmly into the headlights of the USA Soul/R&B fan. Their prestigious move from Roulette to RCA should have elevated them to greater success. Although Rooney’s craft with the pen was immense they failed to emulate their success of 1964.

With the exception being the British passion for the fired-up Soul dancer, made “Blowing Up My Mind” was a monster all nite club favourite. So much so, just like Roy Hamilton’s “Crackin’ Up Over You”; Select-A-Disc of Nottingham commissioned a limited press of the two current inter-tunes to service UK demand circa 1972. Fortunately for the serious Northern Soul collector these two reissues carried a different release numbers of 48-1035 and 48-1034 respectively.

Before you today of course is the original 1969 promo release number RCA 47-9723 in stunning flawless condition

Spy the beautiful image, then unleash a tsunami of Soul Sister energy that Herb Rooney instilled into his ladies on all his creations.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at its most vibrant...

Condition Report

beautifully flawless mint minus throughout.

beautifully flawless mint minus throughout.

Kiki Dee - On A Magic Carpet Ride /  Now The Flowers Cry - Fontana TF 983

Kiki Dee

On A Magic Carpet Ride / Now The Flowers Cry

Fontana : TF 983 (45s)

Starting her penchant for Soul music as a young Bradford Modette, Kiki’s exceptional vocal prowess took her all the way to Detroit and a Motown contract, that saw her release, one highly acclaimed album and a couple of strong 45s, as Berry Gordy attempted to cash in on the USA curiosity surrounding the Brit-Girl vocal.

Before you today is Kiki's most-wanted, so very wanted, that in is century it very rarely surfaces for sale. A Northern Soul all-niter anthem that simultaneously rocked all the major clubs of the mid-seventies.

The combination of Kiki's soaring vocal, the writings of Teddy Randazzo and Victoria Pike and the Mike Vickers bombardment of brass inside his kitchen-sink production; makes for perfect Northern Soul dance fuel. Mike Vickers pulls in male vocal "de-dum-dums", penetrating piano notes, hand-claps, erupting horns lifting you up into an out-of-body after midnight experience..

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL! at it's most-exhilarating, catapulting you back in time, reigniting visions of circle-skirted girls spinning like tops, as this uplifting song elevated those dancefloor ladies into a higher state of euphoria.

“NorthErn Soul Classic” gets nowhere near to describing the 45's status, as euphoric recall triggers good times that can never be repeated. Sung by one-of-our-own directed by one of Britain’s all-the-great producers.









Condition Report

Three prong centre full intact, clean a-side label. "Carpet Ride" label has a tiny sticker removal scar on middle left (see images). Vinyl is beautifully clean, hardly a blemish on the playing surface, plays crisp, clean and full. there is a minuscule edge bump first turn of the run-in affecting nothing but the eye.

Three prong centre full intact, clean a-side label. "Carpet Ride" label has a tiny sticker removal scar on middle left (see images). Vinyl is beautifully clean, hardly a blemish on the playing surface, plays crisp, clean and full. there is a minuscule edge bump first turn of the run-in affecting nothing but the eye.

Temptations - The Tempton' Temptations / 1965 UK mono press - Tamla Motown TML 11023

Temptations

The Temptin' Temptations / 1965 UK mono press

Tamla Motown : TML 11023 (LP)

The 2nd album the Temptations released in the UK seldom seen in this fine clean unblemished condition.

Berry Gordy's determination to lift his album releases above the industry standard of 4 good tracks and 8 fillers in underlined on this, arguably the finest Temps finest album.

Track after track showcases Motown vocal-group Soul at it most impressive.

1. Since I Lost My Baby"- still considered today a timeless Temps masterpiece
2. The Girl's Alight With Me - ditto
3. Just Another Lonely Night - the Temps at the most Soulful - NO 45 issue.
4. My Baby - finger-clicking neglected Northern Soul dancer
5. You've Got To Earn It - ditto
6. Everybody Needs Love - mid-tempo vocal-group excellence - NO 45 issue
7. Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue ) - considered by many as The Temps greatest NS recording.
8. Don't Look Back - a timeless seldom heard classic.
9. I Gotta Know Now - brilliant album only Northern Soul dancer - just one of their greatest ever
10. Born To Love You - their least known recording on the album and of course it's a killer NS tune!
11. I'll Be In Trouble - another unforgettable Temps NS dancer.
12. You're The One I Need - hand-clapping uplifting vocal group toe-tapping dancer.

Is this the best 60's Motown ever? No filler, just killer!
as is the condition!

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest light hairlines when angled in the light. Both front and back of the laminated flipback cover are clean (see images)

Two flawless labels, vinyl reveals only the merest light hairlines when angled in the light. Both front and back of the laminated flipback cover are clean (see images)

Velours - I'm Gonna Change / Don't Pity Me - MGM K13780 DJ

Velours

I'm Gonna Change / Don't Pity Me

MGM : K13780 DJ (45s)

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL!

Is there more influential intro to a 60's dance recording than this?
It's pumping bass-line, haunting-horns, tubular bells set the scene for some exhilarating Northern Soul dancing. An intro that would be repeated two more times through the song, as the crescendo is met again by the returning compelling bass-line, signalling ghostly horns to levitate above and those insporing bells to ring out.. those unforgettable breaks would soon inspire testosterone fuelled dance-floor synchronization, as back drops, spins and hand-claps "Mexican-waved" through the NS throng.

For onlookers, it was an awesome like-minded routine of Soul Boy camaraderie, taken home in your head, to be set into those solitary bedroom dance-step practice sessions. At the bigger clubs, Wigan Casino etc the ritual became competitive as the desire for the longest spin, highest backdrop, the loudest hand-clap sparked friendly combat between those vested Adonis's, with glistening sweated bodies. Some of the extravagant spins, even had the "wet-dog" effect as perspiration sprayed out from the performers foreheads and hair. "I'm Gonna Change" demanded exaggeration in your dance performance, your wide-arm handclaps were fully stretched arms coming down from aloft with an almighty thwack! all timed to perfection, Northern Soul dressage at its most

Not many records had the power to ignite such floor-euphoria, or indeed such disappointment as a collector, if you got fooled into buying a counterfeit promo, as many collectors did and still do...

Be assure this beautiful promo is 100% authentic first press, a real deal Northern Soul classic in fine clean condition...

A classic still saturated in the ability to send old-timers into a spin... even though those now yellowing, outgrown vests have long been discarded.

Do do not overlook the flipside "Don't Pity Me" is now picking up Northern Soul turntable time also... and is eclipsing the classic side in some clubs.. we expect a price hike on this rarity, especially with it's new lease of life for the flip.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, vinyl reveals some mild surface marks, none affecting play. all housed in birth-sleeve

Two clean promo labels, vinyl reveals some mild surface marks, none affecting play. all housed in birth-sleeve

Ervin Rucker & His Blue NighthaOrch. - So Good / No More Rivers To Cross - Duplex 9006

Ervin Rucker & His Blue Nighthawk Orchestra

So Good / No More Rivers To Cross

Duplex : 9006 (45s)

Ervin's least seen R&B thumper!

RARE and flawless 1960 Los Angeles R&B shaker backed up with a fabulous Deep Soul ballad. Rarely, if ever being found in this spectacular mint minus condition.

Take a listen to an accomplished California R&B Blues man who never fails but to wow the crowd, with his potent portrayals of Jimmy Liggins compositions... Ervin's association with the prolific "Liggins" took him countrywide, making and performing some of the most powerful of early 60's street-level R&B.

This example in our experience is his rarest 45, and in this impeccable condition, a R&B impossible!

Check out Ervin's imposing vocal strolling through a brass laden orchestral arrangement backed up with the Nighthawks male vocal choruses, softening those with mighty brass-bombs raining down throughout the production.

Ervin is the consummate R&B performer, demonstrating how to make the biggest impact with a booming at ease vocal, that just glides through the full throttle backing.

Don'tcha just love am unhurried artist at the top of his game, meandering through punchy R&B softly growling for your attention, his understated approach works so well.

Killer R&B dancer, his least seen most sought after 45 in eye-popping condition.
Do not pass by.





Condition Report

Two utterly clean labels, fine clean unblemished vinyl, revealing only the merest hairlines from lifelong storage in its birth-sleeve. an immaculate copy.

Two utterly clean labels, fine clean unblemished vinyl, revealing only the merest hairlines from lifelong storage in its birth-sleeve. an immaculate copy.

Blenders - Your Love Has Got Me Down / Love Is a Good Thing Goin' - Mar-V-Lus

Blenders

Your Love Has Got Me Down / Love Is a Good Thing Goin'

Mar-V-Lus : 6010 (45s)

As apposed to the 1962 / 63 "other" Chicago gathering of the same name, made up of two guys & three girls. This is now 1966, the group guided by Jimmy Leonard Jones not Hilliard Jones and there is no sign of any girl voices on this double helping of dramatic male-group Northern Soul. Whether any of the "old" blenders group help performing on this solitary Mar-V-Lus release is unclear to me at the moment. But what is clear is the stride forward the group has made omitting the shrill ladies, to conjure up two muscular male dominated Northern Soul at it's most magnificent. Dominating classic style Northern Soul that has been held in high regard for decades.

I've always adored the uninterrupted flow of "Your Love Has Got Me Down"; instantaneous crowd-pleaser, silky lead voice is elevated by his teammates seamless choruses. Jimmy Jones punctuates the lyrics with blaring brass blows whilst the boys gallop along in high spirits, delivering Northern Soul as we all love it. Real deal soulful voices riding a persuasive dance backing track.

Although the lead side has always been a personal favourite of mine, today my allegiances have switch to the flipside. A darker, more meaningful performance that manages to blend moodiness with uplifting lyrics. It could only be made in CHICAGO! Just like those other Windy City NS masterpieces Jimmy Burns, Don Gardner, Del-Tours etc. absolutely no attempt at a commercial note is administered. From the streets, from the heart, from experience.. for me "Love Is a Good Thing Goin' " is a lost Chicago-choker of the highest order.

Check out these two imposing sides, both are truly fabulous undiluted Northern Soul with "Love Is a Good Thing Goin' " screaming out for some long overdue "allnighter" exposure..

Condition Report

Two clean label, full depth colour NO fade. Tiny bb drill near the S in Mar-V-Lus. See images. Vinyl revealing only fimne sparse hairlines under direct light, as you can hear it plays clean, clear and true.

Two clean label, full depth colour NO fade. Tiny bb drill near the S in Mar-V-Lus. See images. Vinyl revealing only fimne sparse hairlines under direct light, as you can hear it plays clean, clear and true.

Embers - Where Did I Go Wrong / You Got What You Got - Atlantic 2627 DJ

Embers

Where Did I Go Wrong / You Got What You Got

Atlantic : 2627 DJ (45s)

One of the pleasing aspects of this weekly auction page for me, is we can showcase under-estimated, under-valued, under-exposed Northern Soul brilliance for our now over 60,000 customers to hear in the comfort of their own home.

This spring of 1969 Carolina D.I.Y. production, written, arranged by integral band member Jackie Gore, then collectively produced by The Embers themselves is the perfect example. The Embers of course, considered the greatest Blue-eyed "Soul" gathering of all time; with this 45 is for me, their finest Northern Soul creation. But has never broken through to the dancefloor adulation enjoyed by "Watch Out Girl".

Although heralded by serious collectors and the more adventurous DJ's for decades, I'm still baffled why this recording isn't a Northern Soul timeless classic, already.

Today listed to create that little bit of extra enlightenment that may lift it into some young-gun's DJ box, who may elevate this song to where it belongs. Leaving us old-buggers ashamed of not blasting ot out at every available opportunity we've had behind the turntable.

Listen, it'll take all of 20 seconds before the Northern Soul old-guard are charged with dereliction of duty for allowing this brilliant disc to lie fallow for so long..

Guilty as charged M'Lord ..

Condition Report

Superb mint minus vinyl, unblemished a-side promo label, flipside label has a small black circle

Superb mint minus vinyl, unblemished a-side promo label, flipside label has a small black circle

Prince Ella and Sidney Jones - Baby Sugar I Love You / Baby I Got To Cut You Loose - Prince P-711

Prince Ella and Sidney Jones

Baby Sugar I Love You / Baby I Got To Cut You Loose

Prince : P-711 (45s)

Two uncompromising Los Angeles R&B thumpers that Simon Soussan first discovered and thought so outstanding it was bootlegged before it had even been played at The Wigan Casino, he was supplying weekly with all his new Northern Soul finds.

Unfortunately "Baby Sugar I Love You" only received a brief Casino airing as it was dropped from the Casino play lists when DJ's realize it was pre-bootlegged ready to flood the UK when it became "big".
At the time, it was "Baby Sugar I Love You" that was played, the most obvious Northern Soul side, with its easy on the ear lyrics, driven by rasping horns and heavyweight percussion. The male / female vocals duet just ripped into this wicked arrangement, leaving you to wonder how huge this tune would have been at Wigan Casino it the DJ's hadn't have shunned Simon's marketing deceit.

But having said that, by today's dancefloor demands and tastes, "Baby Sugar" comes in second behind the ravaging powers of "Baby I Got To Cut You Loose" surely the most destructive Soul duet ever committed to vinyl. More muscular, more vengeful, more ferocious than any other R&B duet you care to mention. A merciless dancefloor devastator with few comparisons. Click the soundfile and unleash not one but TWO dancefloor scatter bombs, with "Cut You Loose" perched to take the R&B scene by a storm in the right hands.

This "impossible" bright pink labelled original, as opposed to the drab yellow label bootleg; is not only extremely elusive, it is in fact one of Los Angeles's RAREST OF THE RARE with only one awful G+ condition "cracked" copy surfacing in the last decade or two.

If you're an OVO only Northern Soul DJ and you want to strip paint off the walls of your club, drop the needle on "Baby I Got To Cut You Loose " then seek out the nearest fire extinguisher... fearsome, fiery, unstoppable R&B .. that has yet to be dropped on your unsuspecting, dreamy public.



Condition Report

Two clean labels, remembering the only other copy to come to market in recent times was cracked, scratched with faded worn labels. Ti,e to get serious because this copy has strong gloss, the surface reveals only light surface hairlines, none that dare to react with this runaway train's potency.

Two clean labels, remembering the only other copy to come to market in recent times was cracked, scratched with faded worn labels. Ti,e to get serious because this copy has strong gloss, the surface reveals only light surface hairlines, none that dare to react with this runaway train's potency.

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