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Miracles - The Feeling Is So Fine / You Can Depend On Me - Tamla 54028

Miracles

The Feeling Is So Fine / You Can Depend On Me

Tamla : 54028 (45s)

RARE!!! - very rare

For USA release there are no fewer than 12 different variation of this 45 when you include reissues.

This is the FIRST 1959 press and easily the rarest of all the Tamla 54028 45s; featuring "The Feeling Is So Fine" which was quickly withdrawn and replaced with "Way Over There" as the a-side with the flipside title shorten from "You Can Depend On Me" to "Depend On Me"

This disc is the ultimate release and sits comfortably in the Top 10 rarest Tamla releases.

Whilst Berry Gordy & Smokey strove for perfection the duo often mixed, remixed, withdrew and repromoted many of their early recording "Shop Around" being the obvious example.

This first press, first recording of YOU CAN DEPEND ON ME "matrix 54028 A" c/w THE FEELING IS SO FINE "matrix 54028 B" is making it's raresoulman auction debut, it is seriously that rare!

Do not ponder we will NOT be lucky enough to list this 45 again.

Please be aware of reissues with beveled edge run in on the vinyl, and text blur of the smaller letters on the reissue label. Example on 45cat.com or Google images under 1st. press files
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Condition Report

Multiple light surface marks, plays well for vg (listen) Tamla striped label has light ring wear (see scan) is the finest example on the net.

Multiple light surface marks, plays well for vg (listen) Tamla striped label has light ring wear (see scan) is the finest example on the net.

Towanda Barnes - You Don't Mean It / ( You Better ) Someone To Love - A&M 1141 DJ

Towanda Barnes

You Don't Mean It / ( You Better ) Someone To Love

A&M : 1141 DJ (45s)

Potent Northern Soul that no Soul Sister to date has out-powered.

Relentless, forceful, determined, ruthless interpretation of the Ohio Players song... a classic dancefloor anthem.

Unstoppable Northern Soul that just keeps on giving..

especially as the flipside has now begun to be noticed. Explosive Funky Northern Soul, with full male vocal chorus backing arguably the most impressive gal voices of them all... pelted with a barrage of brass.. which her mighty vocal harnesses to drive the message home.

Two killer sides, with a huge cult appreciation.

Condition Report

I've looked hard and long of this disc, and all I could find was two feeble hairlines blemishing an otherwise perfect play surface. Top condition throughout.

I've looked hard and long of this disc, and all I could find was two feeble hairlines blemishing an otherwise perfect play surface. Top condition throughout.

Velvet Satins - Nothing Can Compare To You / Up On The Roof - General American GA-006 DJ

Velvet Satins

Nothing Can Compare To You / Up On The Roof

General American : GA-006 DJ (45s)

No possible confusion with this label image of a Northern Soul anthem. It the least seen, never bootlegged label design.

For the serious Northern Soul classic stalker; this May 1965 press, conceived at Monarch Recording Los Angeles. It in our experience the least seen variation.

Click the soundfile to be jetted off to Wigan Casino 1973 / 74 when this was a complete floor-destroyer that has never faltered an iota from inflicting euphoria on the unwary for over 40 years.

Real deal Northern Soul in it's rarest clothes...

Condition Report

Beautifully clean styrene with no sign of DJ outings. A-side label is also blemish free. Flipside label which was push as the A-side in the USA has two biro "circle" indicators to the DJ which side to play.

Beautifully clean styrene with no sign of DJ outings. A-side label is also blemish free. Flipside label which was push as the A-side in the USA has two biro "circle" indicators to the DJ which side to play.

Supremes - Fully autographed 7" x 12" Motown promo pic + promo only 45  dedicated to the Motown Appreciation Society

Supremes

Fully autographed 7" x 12" Motown promo pic / promo only 45 dedicated to the Motown Appreciation Society

Motown: Autographs (45s)

Motown collectors, archaeologists, historians and archivists... let's get serious.

Presented to Shelia & Clive Stone October 9th. 1964 when Clive and his wife represented Dave Godin and the British Tamla Motown Appreciation Society on a visit to Hitsville Detroit.

Front picture is signed by all three Supremes Mary (Wilson), Diana (Ross), Flora (Florence Ballard).

Then on the reverse adding unparalleled Motown authenticity are three bonus signatures.
1. Best wishes from Margaret Phelps, Esther Edwards secretary and president of the Hitsville International fan club; Dave Godin's direct contact with Motown.Helping to organize this inaugural trip to Hitsville, for Clive and Shelia Stone.
2. "Dear Clive We Love You So Much - Mrs Esther Edwards, Berry Gordy's elder sister and creator of the Motown Museum
3. Lastly and most important is "Shelia & Clive Thanks For Everything" Berry Gordy X

This is a two fold auction as it comes with a MINT unplayed 1964 MINT Motown Appreciation Society 45 still housed in it's original blue birth sleeve.

This has to be the most important Motown validation to Dave Godin's work at raising awareness of the Motown Sound in the UK. This picture and those rare signatures validate the huge gratitude given by Motown to this small band of MOtown pioneers in England.

Just holding this treasure, makes me tingle.. an unsurpassed antiquity of this unique Motown - Brit alliance .



Condition Report

As you can see from the two scans of the back and front of this Motown Souvenir presented by Berry Gordy himself is UNIQUE and comes with a MINT unplayed Motown Appreciation Society 45 still housed in it's birth sleeve.

As you can see from the two scans of the back and front of this Motown Souvenir presented by Berry Gordy himself is UNIQUE and comes with a MINT unplayed Motown Appreciation Society 45 still housed in it's birth sleeve.

Ray Pollard - This Time ( I'm Gonna Be True ) / No More Like Me - Shrine SR0103

Ray Pollard

This Time ( I'm Gonna Be True ) / No More Like Me

Shrine : SR0103 (45s)

SHRINE TIME!

Eddie Singleton and Raynoma Liles Gordy craft not one, but two pilgrimages deep into BEAT BALLAD HEAVEN and beyond.

The only problem I have is which side to play first?

"This Time" has been a Northern Soul masterpiece for near 4 decades now. As the fusion of Ray's bludgeoning voice is caressed by highly charged male vocal-group "Wee Ooo's" a tapestry of falsetto squeals and booming bass wov en together by razored strings.

Flip it over Ray drifts into cultured Soul giving up one of finest mid-tempo recordings ever committed to vinyl. A slick, silky, highly polished, velvet-voiced testament to connoisseur Sunday chill-out supremacy.

Two sides to die for, condition to strive for, a record live by....

Condition Report

Breathtaking, heart-stopping, knee-trembling CONDITION! It was like being stun-gunned when I gingerly slip this disc from it;s birth sleeve. The label electric blue and the rich red flame had already indicated to me this was gonna be a special experience. But nothing could have prepared me for the rapid-pulse inducing flawlessness of this 45. I had to angle and re-angle in direct light to pick up even the lightest a sleeve contact brushes from a lifetime being cocooned in a non-believers collection. Maybe it got play onc e when found, but this direct from the USA has certainly never met a dedicated enthusiastic Soul collector before, let alone a discerning DJ. <br /> <br /> I will never encounter a finer copy, as expect this disc plays utterly PERFECT.<br />

Breathtaking, heart-stopping, knee-trembling CONDITION! It was like being stun-gunned when I gingerly slip this disc from it;s birth sleeve. The label electric blue and the rich red flame had already indicated to me this was gonna be a special experience. But nothing could have prepared me for the rapid-pulse inducing flawlessness of this 45. I had to angle and re-angle in direct light to pick up even the lightest a sleeve contact brushes from a lifetime being cocooned in a non-believers collection. Maybe it got play onc e when found, but this direct from the USA has certainly never met a dedicated enthusiastic Soul collector before, let alone a discerning DJ.

I will never encounter a finer copy, as expect this disc plays utterly PERFECT.

Betty Lloyd - I'm Catching On / You Say Things You Don't Mean - BSC 401

Betty Lloyd

I'm Catching On / You Say Things You Don't Mean

BSC : 401 (45s)

A flawless example of this congestion causing 45; a perennial dancefloor favorite, with the flipside that is slowly but surely having it's long overdue day in the sun.

Two great sides, one a reliable drop, to reignite any flagging DJ set. The flipside woud be a stunning choice of play. An educated thinking man's spin, that surely would trigger a united gaggle of approving nods from those sitting down stroking their chins..

So let's talk about the B-side as we all know what the standout qualities of "I'm Catching On" provokes.

Flip it over to dowse yourself in Betty Lloyd's pleading vocal style. Perfectly suiting those bruising lyrics, woven into an inventive Ed Boozer arrangement, utilizing a flute to great effect within a compelling Motor City mid-tempo dance beat. This recording in itself, carries huge value. Imagine, if it was a stand-alone 45; it would without doubt attain similar values on the open market as "Catching On". As it is, it's a magnificent flipside that is emerging from the shadows of "I'm Catching On". Allowing the owner two bites at pleasing the crowd, one side a highly respected Northern Soul anthem. The other bristling with all the qualities to add a little spice and imagination into a Jocks set.

Just like Dena Barnes on Inferno, this is the pinnacle of Detroit girl Northern Soul with the bonus of a B-side of considerable significance.

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, vinyl is totally unblemished on both sides. Locate a finer copy if you can

Two perfect labels, vinyl is totally unblemished on both sides. Locate a finer copy if you can

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Willie Tee - First Taste Of Hurt / Funky, Funky Twist - Gatur 509

Willie Tee

First Taste Of Hurt / Funky, Funky Twist

Gatur : 509 (45s)

New Orleans rare soul excellence it just the finest possible condition

Condition Report

Not a blemish on either label or vinyl. As good as it gets,

Not a blemish on either label or vinyl. As good as it gets,

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Martiniques - You Want To Call Me / My Baby She Can't Dance - Me-O 1002

Martiniques

You Want To Call Me / My Baby She Can't Dance

Me-O : 1002 (45s)

Sheer vocal-group excellence that has been pleasuring dancers who frequent the up-front clubs for decades.

Rarely if ever comes to market, why would anyone sell a 45 of this calibre?

A chance to own distilled rare-soul..

Condition Report

Stunning, as good as it gets, glorious unblemished Mint minus condition throughout. Not even a hairline to detect. Perfection throughout.

Stunning, as good as it gets, glorious unblemished Mint minus condition throughout. Not even a hairline to detect. Perfection throughout.

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Various Artists - New Faces From Hitsville / featuring Tammi Terrell, Chris Clark, Jimmy Ruffin, The Monitors - Tamla Motown TME 2014

Various Artists

New Faces From Hitsville / featuring Tammi Terrell, Chris Clark, Jimmy Ruffin, The Monitors

Tamla Motown : TME 2014 (EP)

Without question the rarest British Tamla Motown EP the one most avid UK Motown collectors are missing.

It is the one the general public just did no buy. After all who were Tammi Terrell, Chris Clark, Jimmy Ruffin, The Monitors in 1965 none of these 4 artists had achieved a British 45 release. In fact The Monitors never ever did and "Say You" is such a stunning slab of classic style Motown.

Fpor those of you who have waited what seems to be a lifetime to file that glaring void number 2014 EP left, here your chance to own a copy that looks magnicent..

Drool the scan listen to the impressive soundfile, then try and recollect the last time a complete, clean copy came to market.

Do not pass by..

Condition Report

Fine clean cover with no flaws, just a few very fine laminate veins at the right hand opening (see scan and squint). Two beautifully clea labels, with hardly a sign of spindle trails. Four prong small hole center fully intact. VINYL please read carefully A-side would me Mint minus but for a couple of turntable retrieve fingernail slips one is visually obvious but does NOT affect play. The A-side plays perfect. The second marks is just a faint one slip reveal when angled in the light. The reszt of the vinyl is visually Mint minus. The flipside vinyl is a strong clean Mint minus throughout; no marks whatsoever.<br /> <br /> The only blemish the whole EP is a regrettable retrieve fingernail slip. NOT AFFECTING play in the slightest. The rest of this precious rarity is mint -

Fine clean cover with no flaws, just a few very fine laminate veins at the right hand opening (see scan and squint). Two beautifully clea labels, with hardly a sign of spindle trails. Four prong small hole center fully intact. VINYL please read carefully A-side would me Mint minus but for a couple of turntable retrieve fingernail slips one is visually obvious but does NOT affect play. The A-side plays perfect. The second marks is just a faint one slip reveal when angled in the light. The reszt of the vinyl is visually Mint minus. The flipside vinyl is a strong clean Mint minus throughout; no marks whatsoever.

The only blemish the whole EP is a regrettable retrieve fingernail slip. NOT AFFECTING play in the slightest. The rest of this precious rarity is mint -

Topics - Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? ) / If Love Comes Knocking - Chadwick CH 102

Topics

Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? ) / If Love Comes Knocking

Chadwick : CH 102 (45s)

Part of the short-lived branch of Joe Evan's magnificent Carnival label that had already given the Soul collector so many finely crafted Soul 45's to lust after.But no many as rare and frustratingly elusive as this one.

When Joe Evans decided on another label, he chose a name close to home; his next label named after the busy Chadwick Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Simplistic but memorable in design that promised so much before being abandoned after just two releases. With group members Ronald McCoy & Vaughn Curtis writing both sides (and boy what sides they are)

The Topics had also recorded "She's So Fine" another stand out Ronald McCoy song. But their Chadwick 45 hit home Northern Soul brilliance no matter which side the stylus clashed with.

I do remember "Hey Girl ( Where Are You Going? ) being one of my all-time personal favorites with my heavy bias towards male vocal-group Northern Soul dancers, so blinkered was I; I had never even played the B-side, until by mistake I queued up the flip announced it as "Hey Girl" then this amazing record thundered from the speakers, what an happy error that was; as the crowd at The Attic, Mansfield ( a true champion of Rare & Underplayed) caused a shoulder to shoulder mini-jam at the turntable to see what it was. Since then "Love Comes Knocking" as been my first choice of play. With "Hey Girl" always at the ready for a refreshing change and a certain dancefloor response.

Rarely seen for sale and offering up two side of distilled vocal-group Northern Soul at it most impressive.

Condition Report

Fine clean labels, vinyl reveals some surface hairlines but as you can hear both sides play clean, loud and true.

Fine clean labels, vinyl reveals some surface hairlines but as you can hear both sides play clean, loud and true.

Justine - Right Now / The Place Where Sorrow Hides - Buffalo BFS 1001

Justine

Right Now / The Place Where Sorrow Hides

Buffalo : BFS 1001 (10")

They don't come much more elusive than this 1969 British indie press of a small label USA press.

First emerging as "Justin" on the New York born "Down East" label. Part of the Ben Boyce enterprises that were responsible for all those killer Connie Questell 45's on Decca, the Boston based "Intrigues" on Port and Johnny & The Expressions on Josie.

This "Justin" 45 is actually Ben Boyce himself singing, writing and producing this D.I.Y. journey into Soul. Ben utilizes the same approach he used with the "Questell" recordings. Brutal brass, searing girl choruses, rattling drums, bongos, accompanying his expressive vocal. Which comes into its own on the Deep Soul flipside.

Strong Northern Soul from any under-the-radar talent, that most all serious British Soul 45 collectors don't own.

This is the first release, on the short lived Buffalo label. Which only had two releases before disappearing from view. Both releases are extremely rare, this one carrying the big value because of it's Northern Soul pedigree, huge rarity and British" kudos.

Very seldom seen for sale - this copy is perfection.

Condition Report

Just impeccable throughout. Pristine vinyl, 4 prong die-cut center fully

Just impeccable throughout. Pristine vinyl, 4 prong die-cut center fully

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Sharon Tandy - I've Found Love / Perhaps  Not Forever - Pye 7N 15939 DJ

Sharon Tandy

I've Found Love / Perhaps Not Forever - Pye

Pye : 7N 15939 DJ (45s)

Sharon Tandy the South African girl who made her mark in London singing Soul and Psychedelia as the MOD scene boom so did her career.

This is her 2nd. single for Pye and like her first so very seldom comes to market. Here is a rare 1965 British Promo copy of a MOD/Northern Soul Hipshaker recording hidden away on the flipside of a typically British "Dusty" influenced floater. Atmospherically haunting but no as strong as the flip also written by Billy Kimber.

An explosive girl Hipshaker, with a lengthy whiny girl holding on the lyrics, that really enhances the production. Already benefiting from strong chorus, rhythmic guitar pumping horns and you've got a great Brit-Soul production driven by relemntless percussion.

Sharton was vocally perfect for blending Blue Eyed Soul with the upcoming Psychedelic scene..

A song that encompasses everything MOD, Carnaby Street, Flares, Union Jacks and Mini Cooper's etc. whilst today also being chased on it's brief USA ABC 10742 1965 release. Not an easy find.. but asa flawless 1965 Britrish Denmo it's a prize for the British Soul/Mod collector.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, date stamped 17 SEPT 1965 on the A-side label. Vinyl is unblemished, clean Mint minus throughout.

Two clean labels, date stamped 17 SEPT 1965 on the A-side label. Vinyl is unblemished, clean Mint minus throughout.

Jackie Wilson - Live Tiffanys Newcastle Under Lyme / Tuesday 26th. September 1972 - Tiffanys

Jackie Wilson

Live Tiffanys Newcastle Under Lyme / Tuesday 26th. September 1972

Tiffanys: Poster 2 (Book)

Continuing our auctioning of "impossible" poster depicting the history of Northern Soul.

Here is a unique huge 1972 poster, JACKIE WILSON live at Tiffany's, Newcastle Under Lyme, Staffs. An impressive 30" x 20" (76x51cm) large.

Fully Autographed and one of only two ever printed for is Tuesday night appearance at this legendary club.

WOW! Just gaze on the vista of the immortal Jackie Wilson, his autograph from a club that still hold jam-packed revival nights to this day.

Remembering Jackie Wilson, you could possible have a finer example!

Condition Report

Autograph is still crisp and clear from careful positioning. Dimensions of the poster are 30" x 20" (76x51cm). Historical horizontal fold across centre, general creasing and authentic grubbiness throughout, single pin hole to each corner, one tiny tear/fold to the pinhole in top left corner, when it was taken down from the entrance wall on that legendary Tuesday in 1972

Autograph is still crisp and clear from careful positioning. Dimensions of the poster are 30" x 20" (76x51cm). Historical horizontal fold across centre, general creasing and authentic grubbiness throughout, single pin hole to each corner, one tiny tear/fold to the pinhole in top left corner, when it was taken down from the entrance wall on that legendary Tuesday in 1972

Esther Philips - Just Say Goodbye / I Could Have Told You - Atlantic AT 4077

Esther Phillips

Just Say Goodbye / I Could Have Told You

Atlantic : AT 4077 (45s)

Condition! Condition! Condition!

Slowly but surely being recognized as one of the greatest "last" records of all time. Standing rubbing shoulders with "Go Now" "Long After Tonight Is All Over" "The Drifter" as an iconic Northern Soul adieu song.

but also saturated in those magical qualities, that transcend into a 45 you can drop at anytime during your set for a guaranteed bustling dancefloor.

Amazingly starting life as a B-side, here's another Soul "Tour De Force" given exposure by the relentless NS curiosity, seeking out something we may have missed along the way..

This 45 is nothing short of awesome, so when a 52 year old British example surfaces in virtually unplayed condition it is not to be pondered over.

AS we doubt we'll ever encounter a finer example...

Condition Report

Stunning in every way. Two flawless labels, vinyl surface that only reveals a lifetime of storage in it's birth sleeve. A strong unblemished Mint minus throughout

Stunning in every way. Two flawless labels, vinyl surface that only reveals a lifetime of storage in it's birth sleeve. A strong unblemished Mint minus throughout

Tony Clarke - (They Call Me) A Wrong Man / (No Conception) No Sense Of Direction - M-S 206

Tony Clarke

(They Call Me) A Wrong Man / (No Conception) No Sense Of Direction

M-S: 206 (45s)

No only a wrong man, but the moodiest man in town...

Stalking Northern Soul at it's most menacing.

Condition Report

Without hesitation the finest cleanest copy, we've encountered in memory. Strong squeakiy clean Mint minus vinyl, two flaw-free labels

Without hesitation the finest cleanest copy, we've encountered in memory. Strong squeakiy clean Mint minus vinyl, two flaw-free labels

Paul Bruno - Man Without Pride / Afraid - Bee-Zee BZ 1002

Paul Bruno

Man Without Pride / Afraid

Bee-Zee : BZ 1002 (45s)

Only occasionally do Northern Soul collectors and DJ's encounter something so obscure it's origin and make-up force it's attentions upon you.

The label is an eye-catcher, certainly one even an amateur vinyl-digger would pause to investigate. A private vanity press of extremely low amounts, friends and family and patrons of the local bar were most probably the only recipients of this slice of Beat Ballad Heaven sprinkled with Popcorn. Sadly relegated to the flipside, and most probably never heard by anyone other than the engineer twiddling his knobs.

We all adore the mystery of the obscure artist, even though 99 times out of a 100 the music falls way short of the hopes the label image has sparked..

I must say on this occasion "Paul Bruno's" cabaret crooning excursion into D.I.Y. promotion, has accidentally tweaked the ears and mind of this reviewer. As unwittingly the production ripples with "Popcorn" atmosphere blended into the Big City Sound of "Beat Ballad Heaven" has become addictive, to this fan of the style, on my fourth play as I write.

Northern Soul collecting is the search for the unknown, the obscure and the endless hope that something will trigger your psyche into another listen. Because the tune has that "something".

The Northern Soul "something" in the form of extreme rarity, nativity, and the fortuitous event of crafting something "different"; that decades after it's birth is provoking delight to the listener.. Northern Soul encompasses so many conflicting styles, Beat Ballad Heaven being just one of them.

That's Northern Soul to me, and I can hear this tune massaging the minds of the "Sunday Chill Out" "Carib Soul" at first causing a few ripples, that grow into a surging swell..

If as a DJ or collector you are seeking "different" "serious rarity" and the calming class Beat Ballad Heaven / Popcorn radiates.. you will not find a more mysteriously rare 45 than this emerging flipside.

Condition Report

A flawless copy - mint before my loving 5 plays on the trot. Two perfect, attention seeking yellow labels.

A flawless copy - mint before my loving 5 plays on the trot. Two perfect, attention seeking yellow labels.

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