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Alberta Weeks - Mirrow On The Wall / Forget Me Not - Youngstown 204

Alberta Weeks

Mirrow On The Wall / Forget Me Not

Youngstown : 204 (45s)

Soul girl fans, this is not only one of the rarest in that much admired genre - it is also one of the best!

Chips Moman's highly coveted Memphis imprint again gives up a top-quality Northern Soul essential, that I've not heard since those heady evenings at the Greatstone in Manchester; when open-fire Northern Soul on a cold winters night was not the only thing bringing warmth to your night-out. Any chills were soon blown away by the imaginative DJ sets of Steve Zelenyj. Always a man with something new to turn your head around, to peak inside that uniquely snug DJ booth by these irresistible sounds of Soul. .

The beautiful tones of this little known Memphis songbird are richly supported by Chips Moman's studio gathering, chirping girl-group choruses decorate her questioning voice, as she charmingly swerves through exciting key changes of this mesmeric Northern Soul mid-tempo. Alberta's only recording for this iconic label. It is surprising this easy flowing vocal-talent never turns on any other Memphis recordings. As the flipside is every note as good..

"Forget Me Not" is another young-girl mid-tempo Northern Soul jewel, I think Steve would often play both sides, which ever took his fancy; with the same results. It soon became a "Greatstone" favourite of a sadly missed club that always pushed the NS envelope.

Alberta is here and waiting for an aspiring DJ to break through those boundaries of the plain obvious, and deliver some rare quality. Perhaps giving their favorite club the unique character and style "The Greatstone" built their reputation on.. sounds like this, that few other DJ's had possession of.

Two beauties from this little known artist on a label with a huge reputation and following.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, bright strong unfaded yellow logo. Good gloss vinyl reveals light surface blemishes none of which react with the stylus.

Two clean labels, bright strong unfaded yellow logo. Good gloss vinyl reveals light surface blemishes none of which react with the stylus.

Marvelettes - Beechwood 4-5789 / Someday Someway - Oriole 45-CBA 1764 DJ

Marvelettes

Beechwood 4-5789 / Someday Someway

Oriole: 45-CBA 1764 DJ (45s)

British Motown collectors ALERT!

Perfection awaits for the OCD TMG collector, you will not find a finer copy of this impossibly rare Oriole DEMO!

Do not pass by, opportunities for ownership are unlikely to present itself again.

Act accordingly

Condition Report

Two flawless promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, mirror finish perhaps previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve. As good as it gets, in the world of acquiring British release Tamla Motown

Two flawless promo labels, 4 prong centre intact, mirror finish perhaps previously unplayed vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve. As good as it gets, in the world of acquiring British release Tamla Motown

Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song / Since You Showed Me How To Be Happy - Turkish London 68.202

Jackie Wilson

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

Turkish London : 68.202 (45s)

For those of you who delight in owning Northern Soul classics in the rarest clothes..

How about this 1968 Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song - wrapped so gorgeously in a Turkish tunic.

Flawless vinyl, two clean labels protected by the seldom seen Turkish London sleeve.

We think it's gorgeous, Jackie looks so cool on a silver-top London, something that never happened in the UK.

Condition Report

Fabulous clean vinyl, full gloss a few soft hairlines revealed when angled in the light, 4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, finished off with that flawless Turkish London sleeve. LOVE IT!

Fabulous clean vinyl, full gloss a few soft hairlines revealed when angled in the light, 4 prong centre intact, two clean labels, finished off with that flawless Turkish London sleeve. LOVE IT!

Third Soul Trio - That's A Natural Fact / What About This Love Affair - Cabell 109

Third Soul Trio

That's A Natural Fact / What about This Love Affair

Cabell : 109 (45s)

Try finding this double helping of vocal-group Northern Soul in collectable condition if you can. A quick google may find you a few previously sold copies, all with defaced labels and horrid scratchy vinyl; This listing brings you a mint minus vinyl and flawless yellow labels. A treat for the eye & ear.

Vocal group harmony Northern Soul from Huntington, West Virginia. The label already home of several highly prized Northern Soul 45 in it short 2 year existence The Paramounts, The Parliaments being the stand out examples. This too is also deserving of it's underground following: proper in-your-face Northern Soul. another trademark NS production for Cabel Records that has been receiving spins from the more adventurous NS DJ's.

But it is the beseeching flipside that has captured my undivided attention, a calculated mid-tempo asking for "one more chance". A session saturated glorious soulful moments, gliding vocal riding a simplistic plectrum rhythms and crashing cymbals. make this an ideal candidate for the Sunday chill-out sessions to play a record hardly anyone would have experienced. It's an addictive experience you'll find yourself playing more than once, as its charm creeps under skin. Shimmering with all those vocal-group moments that would make a fabulous addition to a cultured "Lowrider" DJ set.

Expect some competition, this rare 45 is widely unknown on both Soul scenes..

Condition Report

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, a very clean example. Really hard to acquire in this rare condition.

Two clean labels, full gloss vinyl, a very clean example. Really hard to acquire in this rare condition.

Gorgeous George - Strange Book / same: instrumental - Homark 0002

Gorgeous George

Strange Book / same: instrumental

Homark : 0002 (45s)

Georgia's renowned Soul-showmen, leaves his explosive days with Peachtree and William Bell's guidance behind, making the smooth transition into the pre-disco era of 1974 with a beautifully constructed modern Soul dancer adorned with shrill girls and bongo rhythms. Crafting a classy slab of rare Soulful dance, that been the staple of upfront gatherings like Soul Essence, Canal Tavern at Thorn, The Orwell etc. etc.

The multi-talented Theo George Odell, tailor to the stars and acclaimed throughout Georgia and beyond, for his rasping expressive vocal and his haute couture artistry. Whilst also earning a living as Atlanta's top MC, with his sparkling charismatic style in constant demand, a style that comes through in his far too few studio recordings.

This one, his 5th 45 release in 12 years as a part-time Soulman; he slickly serves up joyous, finger-snapping subtlety as this man grows into his new maturity with some silky styled dance Soul, instead of his trademark torrent of brutal enthusiasm.

Classy stuff that fits so snugly into the flow of a thoughtful rare 7-0's set.



Condition Report

Two clean labels, vinyl is a strong clean excellent plus.

Two clean labels, vinyl is a strong clean excellent plus.

Misty Moore - Little Things / Can't Believe You're Gone - Pzazz 010

Misty Moore

Little Things / Can't Believe You're Gone

Pzazz : 010 (45s)

Everybody just adores this Paul Gayten conceived label, Los Angeles record-art at its most-stunning. A highly collectable eclectic label that gives up several highly sought after Northern Soul 45's.

The glamorous "Misty" who was rewarded with a highly regarded femme jazz vocal album the same year, but neither of these two tracks "Little Things" or "Can't Believe You're Gone" were included "Little Things " is a 45 only release.

Rattling percussion is joined by a barrage of brass, then "Misty" weaves her "Bombshell" charm into pounding production peppered with insistent piano pulses peppering the arrangement. Thumping Northern Soul unfolds, a brilliant instrumental breaks partitions the 4 parts that Paul Gayten splits this uncompromising stomper in to. Gayten's unquestionable mastery of the orchestra and Misty's "Baby Doll" beckoning makes for a perfect contrast in this multi-layered, uncompromising Northern Soul dancer that has yet to reach it's obvious potential.

Lovers of the Northern Soul girl-sound this autumn of 1968 Los Angeles creation has snoozed for too long

Condition Report

Two clean labels (see images), a-side vinyl has good strong gloss revealing only a few soft hairlines, it plays crisp and clean (listen). The ballad flipside vinyl has a few surface marks, occasional mild tick.

Two clean labels (see images), a-side vinyl has good strong gloss revealing only a few soft hairlines, it plays crisp and clean (listen). The ballad flipside vinyl has a few surface marks, occasional mild tick.

Eddie Jefferson - When You look In The Mirror / Some Other Time - Stateside SS 591

Eddie Jefferson

When You look In The Mirror / Some Other Time

Stateside : SS 591 (45s)

Stateside, just like it's EMI predecessor Top Rank, is considered one of the United Kingdoms' most prestigious, most-collectable labels. Throughout the 60's bringing all manner of obscure artists, labels and styles of music from the USA, to the British public. Unfortunately very little of it ever got exposure through radio stations or indeed music magazines of the time. Far to many truly superior recording, passed by completely unnoticed.

Even though Eddie Jefferson only released two 45s in total, during his career; one for Stax, one for Goldwax two iconic Memphis vehicles of Soul. This example of his work,was gratefully received by EMI as part of their Goldwax output that included Percy Milem, James Carr. This was one of Memphis's most wonderful Deep Soul creations, turning out to be Eddie Jefferson's only British release. A non-seller that was quickly deleted, today a very rare 45 indeed, which dedicated Stateside scholars will testify.

Co-written by Eddie Jefferson & label owners Quinton Claunch and Rudolph Russell. " When You look In The Mirror" is quintessential "Goldwax" one of the labels greatest Deep Soul offerings, with Stateside giving it the coveted "SOUL SUPPLY" text on the labels, but quickly dropping it to the flipside in favour of the meatier horn driven dance side "Some Other Time", hoping in vain for club DJ action. "Soul Supply" was the label pointer for those early British cratediggers mostly working in the dark to find Soul records in the UK. Only the "Pirate" offshore Radio Stations ever played these obscure artist 45's, and then only on fleeting occasions, you would have been very lucky indeed in 1967 to hear Eddie Jefferson on you transistor radio.

This listing is especially for Deep Soul & British collectors who appreciate just how elusive Stateside 591 actually is, bringing you the sound of Memphis to these shores. Killer Deep Soul ballad, and a gritty dancer on the flip, presented here in flawless condition. Mint - throughout still housed in original birth-sleeve.

A record deserving of a much wider audience, with the Goldwax release also rarely coming to market.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full glos vinyl reveals hardly a blemish.

Two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, full glos vinyl reveals hardly a blemish.

Valentinos - Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together - Chess 1977

Valentinos

Sweeter Than The Day Before / Let's Get Together

Chess : 1977 (45s)

A NS anthem for more years than I can remember, part of the very fabric of the Northern Soul movement for 5 decades and still electrifying dancfloors across Europe, still a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

When a record has been part of the Northern Soul staple diet since 1970, it's not easy to add anything to enhance this records already humongous reputation...50 years of packing the dancefloors across Britain you'd think this classic would have become tiresome at some point during it lifetime. But not at all, it still ignites frenetic excitement every time it hits the turntable.

There is so much going on in the production, to partner the vibrant growling vocal. The rattling drum intro collides with a bombardment of brass, burping saxophone intrusions pepper the production about to be taken to another level by one of the most exhilarating sax-breaks of them all. Male vocal choruses chime their approval at ever opportunity, redecorating that fuller than full backing.. . a truly glorious example of the finest dance-music Northern Soul has to offer.

In more recent times, NS DJ's a have also taken to spinning the nearly as good "Let's Get Together" flipside.

Enough of my take on it... just click the sound file... for an out of your body experience that will take you back to every Northern Soul club that you have ever attended..

When a 45 is as classic as this guaranteed floor-destroyer...but you knew all that already didn't you.

Condition Report

a nice clean copy, two clean labels still housed in company sleeve. Vinyl carries good gloss, revealing only a few light surface hairlines, as you can hear can hear both sides play crisp, clean and true.

a nice clean copy, two clean labels still housed in company sleeve. Vinyl carries good gloss, revealing only a few light surface hairlines, as you can hear can hear both sides play crisp, clean and true.

Four Arts - Who Do You Think You Are / Just One Night - Shee SR100

Four Arts

Who Do You Think You Are / Just One Night - autographed

Shee : SR100 (45s)

Highly regarded, rarely seen, Bronx, New York vocal group Northern Soul!

You are about to experience authentic "Under The Street Lamp" vocal group dancer from Lee Gilliard, Cleve Gilliard, Dave Richards and Ike Richards as autographed by all four members on the label, see impressive images.

Written and produced by Larry Roberts, a springboard for him before moving into the Sylvia Robinson's "Stang / All Platinum" dream-team. Arranged by the talented Jazz-man Richard Tee, the studio was full of gifted hopefuls that day. But for Lee Gilliard, Cleve Gilliard, Dave Richards and Ike Richards this was to be their only 45. Which has since left a big impression among Northern Soul collectors and DJ's. As as the now fabled Shee label became an imprint of interest with Little NIcky Soul being the only other release for the short-lived Shee Records from the Bronx.

Here is a black street-corner-symphony illustrating how four friends can gather and effortlessly craft a fluid harmony dancer that builds into one special recording just perfect for the Northern Soul dancefloor. "Who Do You Think You Are" tells the age old story of the fickle girlfriend who's love has faded. A story beautifully portrayed by four aching hearts, seemingly melded together by mutual experiences and friendship. This is top drawer vocal-group Northern Soul, with a flipside almost as good.

The original a-side " Just One Night " drawing inspiration from local Latin rhythms, the four glide upon a wave of togetherness, also a great song tat will leave you wondering why just this one release! Presented here in as the seldom seen stock copy adorned with all the teams signatures.

In memory this is the only issue copy we've ever encountered.

Condition Report

A-side label has all four signatures of the Four Arts, vinyl clean carrying strong gloss, only light sleeve storage hairline come into view when angled in the light. Nice copy indeed.

A-side label has all four signatures of the Four Arts, vinyl clean carrying strong gloss, only light sleeve storage hairline come into view when angled in the light. Nice copy indeed.

Mighty Joe Young - Every Man Needs A Woman / Uptown 809

Mighty Joe Young

Every Man Needs A Woman / Uptown

Speed: 809 (45s)

Very elusive double-serving Los Angeles street-level R&B.

Mighty Joe Young work usually confined to Chicago labels, makes a fleeting appearance on Oscar Wills street level label "Speed" making this "Mighty Joe" guest appearance the rarest disc on this highly regard R&B dedicated imprint, usually excluive to TV Slim Willis's recordings.

In fact both sides are penned and produced by TV Slim. Who decorates this away from home session with hanging horns and a dirty saxophone. An R&B stroller with some muscle behind it, Mighty Joe is again in impressive voice, imploring, weary and beseeching drag, at just the right pace to still draw DJ attention.

Flip is over for Mighty Joe displays his plectrum prowess with a fabulous R&B dance instrumental, sliced in two with as killer sax break. Making this a double-R&B-delight

Even the most cursory google, highlights just how darn rare this 45 is, especially in this flawless archive condition. WE don't expect to ever find another to eclipse it.

Condition Report

Two flawless labels, impeccable archive quality vinyl. As good as it gets condition.

Two flawless labels, impeccable archive quality vinyl. As good as it gets condition.

John Simeone - Who Do You Love / Forever - T N T TNT 1001 DJ

John Simeone

Who Do You Love / Forever

T N T : TNT 1001 DJ (45s)

So much class - no matter which side you drop the stylus on.

Top-side is a stunning piece of 70's Soulful Dance dripping with instant dancefloor appeal. A gentle wah-wah intro, decorated with tinkling vibes welcoming the lilting style of John Simeone's easy crooning, effortlessly hitting all those soulful high-points when required. Tantalizing girls glide on through, the vibes repeatedly ring, the session is jelled together into addictive simplicity that stays in our mind long after the turntable stops. Top-drawer Soulful dance!

One damn rare 45, nigh impossible to capture and one you could never grow weary of listening or dancing to. Currently the preserve of only the most complete collections or DJ boxes.

Flip it over for inspiring 1978 West Coast Disco/Boggie shimmering with full blow strings and soaring girl group choruses, nobody could keep still to.

Two spectacular but differing sides from two highly collectable genres.. with the added bonus of being wrapped the company promo sleeve, I've never encountered before.

Condition Report

two immaculate promo labels, equally perfect vinyl, dream condition, as good as it gets perfection

two immaculate promo labels, equally perfect vinyl, dream condition, as good as it gets perfection

Cream Soda - Remember The Rain / same: instrumental - Woodstock 101

Cream Soda

Remember The Rain / same: instrumental

Woodstock : 101 (45s)

This weeks rare Sweet Soul offering comes from the streets of Baltimore, Md. by this one 45 only gathering featuring the talents of Buddy Turner, Jerry Akines, Victor Drayton & Johnny Bellmon.

All seasoned East Coast Soul-men who had previously worked with and for Philadelphia productions of The Ambassdors, The Formations, Vibrations, Intruders, Silent Majority, Archie Bell & The Drells etc. A massive wealth of vocal group experience between them, forging an icy-cool street-corner symphony, frothing over with seamless tight harmonies. Made at the height of Delfonics, Stylistics, Manhattans etc. This recording is befitting of any of the top-vocal groups in area at the time,

A silky falsetto leads the way, decorated by searing background support, a simplistic guitar arrangement glues it all together, gently floating on subtle horns, finishing off this D.I.Y. production headed by "Mr. B" meticulously arranged & produced by Johnny Bellmon.

Rare, local and primitively brilliant vocal-group Sweet Soul! That seldom comes to market.

Condition Report

two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing on the merest sleeve contact hairline ot two.

two clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing on the merest sleeve contact hairline ot two.

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