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Jewels - We Got Togetherness MGM

Jewels

We Got Togetherness / I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles

MGM: K13577 (45s)

BLACK STOCK COPY!

This Northern Soul anthems least seen, most coveted form.

I first heard this runaway train, played I think by Kev Roberts at a Notts Palais all-dayer in the early 70's. A stunning New York first discovery for Kev, I'm thinking. From new discovery to Northern Soul gargantuan in just a few weeks as it speedy rhythms were exactly what the All niter crowd craved at the time. Simultaneously a monster at both Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier. But back then I only ever saw the yellow promo copies;

Ian Levine's preference for the more colourful release copies of Northern Soul 45's, went against what most collectors coveted.. but Ian's different stance, encouraged more and more collectors to seek out the rare stock copy 45's on Decca, Brunswick, Kapp, MGM etc. as "blacks" witnessed in a "label run" are so very attractive.

So here is a record in it's "black" clothes that is part of the very fabric of Northern Soul, it's history and it's racing sound, that the dancers required to use up all that energy those little pills had provided..

This is real Northern Soul of it's time. This is a seldom seen STOCK copy looking so inviting still in it's birth sleeve..

Noting this slab of relentless Northern Soul, comes from Bobby & Peggy Baskerville no strangers to stomping rhythms, check out Bobby's "Dot" 45 another steamrollering experience.

Condition Report

Vinyl has light surface hairlines, plays clean excellent (listen) visually vg+, both labels are flaw free, except the usual tiny cut-out bb drill the majority of these MGM 60's 45s were subject to.

Vinyl has light surface hairlines, plays clean excellent (listen) visually vg+, both labels are flaw free, except the usual tiny cut-out bb drill the majority of these MGM 60's 45s were subject to.

GRAPEVINE the complete British Collection

Various Artists

The Complete UK Grapevine Collection / 47 x 7" 3 x LPs

Grapevine: 26001 (7")

For the FIRST time ever on this auction arena, here are the entire GRP series 47 Grapevine singles, fully 24 of them DEMO copies, not the stickered promo's but real-deal DEMO copies with DEMO labels and as a bonus all of the 3 Grapevines albums.

DEMO release #'s are: # 100, 104, 105, 107, 109, 110, 112 with picture cover, 113, 114, 116, 117, 120, 121,126, 127, 129, 130, 131, 133, 134, 135, 139, 142, 144,

The remainder are fine clean copies, at least Ex+ to Mint 45's vinyl, with no label defects of any of this listing.

Wow! individually the most wanted Northern Soul UK releases ever! Collectively a lifetimes work to amass every single item, of this now iconic RCA late 70's vehicle for Northern Soul classic rarities.

A collection nobody under normal circumstances would ever part with, and unlikely to be repeated any time soon.

Condition Report

All discs are a least Ex + play surfaces. Every label A side and B-side is defect free, no writing, no centres missing, no tears, no stains. A eye-catching collection, a pulse racing gathering of all that was good in Northern Soul at the end of the 70's.<br /> <br /> Three albums are there, again in fine clean ex condition throughout, except for the cover of the one has light wear to top

All discs are a least Ex + play surfaces. Every label A side and B-side is defect free, no writing, no centres missing, no tears, no stains. A eye-catching collection, a pulse racing gathering of all that was good in Northern Soul at the end of the 70's.

Three albums are there, again in fine clean ex condition throughout, except for the cover of the one has light wear to top

John Parker - A Big Mistake / Just a Thing Called Love - Brunswick

John Parker

A Big Mistake / Just a Thing Called Love

Brunswick: 55427 (45s)

A rarely encountered and gorgeous "sample" BLACK stock copy housed in the correct Brunswick sleeve.

Here's a record shrouded in mystery, the writer and the producer seem to only have this 45 credited to them (maybe a pseudonym) because both sides offer up such high quality Soul that surely this can't be Samuel Stewart's first attempt at making a record, and John Parker could be anybody off a long list of John Parker's involved in music, one thing we do know for certainly it is not the respected British Soul collector / DJ John Parker... as there's no hint of a North Of England accent in those touching lyrics

It may be steeped in obscurity and present us with vinyl conundrum, but isn't that how we all like it...

Because this John Parker delivers a vocal delicacy, that surely could only be served up by a seasoned Soul man. Likewise those sympathetic horns could only have been directed by a talented producer.. "A Big Mistake" for me is one of the finest "Sunday Chill Out" candidates on the circuit at this moment. That's why any copies were snapped up a long since. To hear Soulful quality of this level is not an every day occurrence! A mood-changing delight, that digs deep into your senses drawing out those emotions that shaped you as a Soul Guy/Girl in the first place...ideal for Carib Soul, Feed Your Soul, Horse and Groom, Tuff Love, Diggin' Deeper etc. are all illuminated by this style of Pure Soul..

In contrast the flipside, in an upbeat slab of Northern Soul again all the better for those blasting horns, that takes on a more "Latin" stance as that expressive vocal ups the pace, for a solid dancer dripping in charm..

So who are you Mr. John Parker, and who is Samuel Stewart? There is no way Soul of this calibre is created by "beginners" ... is there?





Condition Report

Those seldom seen BLACK labels; the side we lead with has a "Sample" sticker on it, flipside carries an X (see scans). Vinyl has a couple of faint surface brushes (one each side) neither affecting play. So close to Mint - (sound is Mint) A mighty clean copy inside the correct Brunswick sleeve. A beautiful looking 45.

Those seldom seen BLACK labels; the side we lead with has a "Sample" sticker on it, flipside carries an X (see scans). Vinyl has a couple of faint surface brushes (one each side) neither affecting play. So close to Mint - (sound is Mint) A mighty clean copy inside the correct Brunswick sleeve. A beautiful looking 45.

Marilyn Barbarin - Just A Teenager / One Little Word - Nola

Marilyn Babarin

Just a Teenager / One Little Word

Nola: 741 (45s)

Rare Of The Rare Northern Soul.. and so much more

So rare this is a Raresoulman Auction debutante, sodden in all those essential Northern Soul elements that make a NS Dancer completely indispensable..

The oppening drum blow signals blaring brass to take to the air..then a naive but determined Sister vocal attacks the production, with a shrill voice knowing exactly what she wants.. her school girlfriends coo, woo away wit the background chorus.. but this tune is growing and you know this is just the beginning of something awesome..

The nice girl chorus is more urgent, as it spears the air.. chanting woo-woos as Marilyn gets to the point with a provocative "I'm Just a Teenager" "But I Know What I Want" whilst the Girl chorus takes on a more muscular stance and Northern Soul takes off...Full on Foot-To-The-Floor high-octane Northern Soul at it most motivational.

There has been many theories why this 45 is so insanely rare, as it is darn good. Other than the rumor this young gal got pregnant before the release, ironic to say the least. I think the simple answer to it insane rarity the label was coming to an end..about to be wounded up as a loss making exercise as they never again achieve the success "Barefootin'" brought to the table..20 releases earlier. I'#m thinking hardly any copies pressed or left the distributors as the death throws of the Nola label had their final breath..

One of the greatest Northern Soul 45's ever to emerge from New Orleans, and certainly one of the most potent Sister Northern Soul 45's ever!

A once in a lifetime "Grail"... you know what you have to do

Condition Report

Vinyl has some mild surface marks, but as you can hear it plays loud, imposing and clean. Visually Ex plays Ex +. A-side label is a clean Ex+, flipside label has a minuscule "silverfish" nibble just to the left of the 741 release number.

Vinyl has some mild surface marks, but as you can hear it plays loud, imposing and clean. Visually Ex plays Ex +. A-side label is a clean Ex+, flipside label has a minuscule "silverfish" nibble just to the left of the 741 release number.

Invitations - What's Wrong With Me Baby / Why Did My Baby Turn Bad - Dynovoice promo

Invitations

What's Wrong With Me Baby ? / Why Did My Baby Turn Bad

Dynovoice: 210 (45s)

There are Northern Soul classics, then there are records you would take to the grave with you, as being some of the greatest recordings you ever heard. Indelible from the very first listen to the last, triggering euphoric recall from the Soul times of your wonder years..life defining songs that steered you on a path, you have seldom veered from and always come back..

"What's Wrong With Me Baby" is one of those Soul club experiences you never forget, I remember with a little flutter in the stomach the first Stateside UK press I ever owned, and I treasured it! It was after all one of the most-wanted 45 in the UK for a very long time during the late 60s. But before you today is a different vision, a flawless Mint minus USA press still in it's birth-sleeve.

This listing is not just about how dear to Northern Soul hearts this Charlie Calello steered masterpiece is, it's is about the spanking condition.

Take note of the two unblemished labels, sitting inside an uncommon Dynovoice cover, just beautiful but the climax comes when the 45 leaves the sleeve, glistening vinyl that's hardly seen a turntable. Just a few very mild sleeve contact hairlines take it just a whisker away from Mint!

One for the Northern Soul top 500 Classic chasers, who's paramount concern is condition and want the best looking their very best.. this is it!

In 2017 a gleaming Invitations - What's Wrong With Me Baby - is a sight to savoir

Condition Report

As described above, we are very unlikely to ever find a finer copy!

As described above, we are very unlikely to ever find a finer copy!

Patrice Holloway - Love And Desire / Ecstasy - UK Capitol Demo

Patrice Holloway

Love And Desire / Ecstasy

Capitol: CL15484 (45s)

The sound of 1966 Los Angeles Sister Soul served up by ex-Motown starlet Patrice Holloway.

Brenda's sister eclipses some of Motown's own with this Page brothers production. Billy "In Crowd" Page and brother Gene between them have created some of Northern Soul's most memorable recordings, this session certainly giving birth to not one but two killer Motownesque NS dancers. That of course graced the groundbreaking turntables of The Twisted Wheel and went on to blossom into one of Britain's most-wanted Soul 45's.

Patrice's much deliberated short stay over at Motown, the premature curtailment of her Motor City career certainly never had anything to do with her voice.. just like her sister Brenda, Patrice sung like an Angel. Perfect diction, timing and expression, featured on all her too few recordings, for such an exceptional voice..

This 45 gives up two stunning Northern Soul dancers which are just as good as each other. It matters not a jot which side you drop the arm on, this is a DJ pick that requires no thought , both sides saturated in the Northern Soul sound... so don't miss this 45 rarest most gorgeous form - the British Red & White Demo!

Condition Report

vinyl has full gloss, there is a small "crescent" shaped mark on the a-side which does not affect play. B-side vinyl reveals a few light hairlines under strong light. Both sides play totally clean (listen) to the impressive dounle sound file from this disc. A-side Red "A" label has a faded almost invisible 31 on the label just above the NOT FOR SALE text (see scan) center hole has light wear. A red & white vision, giving up just the best girl Northern Soul possible.

vinyl has full gloss, there is a small "crescent" shaped mark on the a-side which does not affect play. B-side vinyl reveals a few light hairlines under strong light. Both sides play totally clean (listen) to the impressive dounle sound file from this disc. A-side Red "A" label has a faded almost invisible 31 on the label just above the NOT FOR SALE text (see scan) center hole has light wear. A red & white vision, giving up just the best girl Northern Soul possible.

Tommy & The Derby's

Tommy and The Derby's

Don't Play The Role / Handy Andy

Swing: 1001 (45s)

In distinguished velvety voice of Tommy Tate always captures attention but when it is presented through his most-wanted 45, the pulse races..

Butch's former cover-up still sends shivers of pleasure through your being, the imaginative intro, those soaring girl choruses are an exquisite backdrop for Tommy to lace his superior vocal through...a gently rising production that grabs you by the neck, dragging you to the dancefloor to be immerse in superior Northern Soul.

Rattling piano, orgasmic girl deliver one of the most effective girl choruses ever, and then it builds to a most marvelous crescendo towards the end, leaving you elated at it's perfectness.

Just a piano and Tommy Tate's purring would be enough to send in into another world, but this recording is drenched in "Northern Soul Moments" of brilliance..

It has everything you desire in a NS great, expect your ownership..



Condition Report

Nice gloss, some light hairlines under light, a solitary turntable retrieve surface mark from a hasty fingernail, just cosmetic, NOT affecting play. Check the irresistibly sound-file lifted from this disc. Labels are free of writing, stain, tears just carries expected surface blemishes for it's age (see scans)

Nice gloss, some light hairlines under light, a solitary turntable retrieve surface mark from a hasty fingernail, just cosmetic, NOT affecting play. Check the irresistibly sound-file lifted from this disc. Labels are free of writing, stain, tears just carries expected surface blemishes for it's age (see scans)

Ronnie McNeir - Sitting In My Class / Isn't She A Pretty Girl - De To

Ronnie McNeir

Sitting In My Class / Isn't She A Pretty Girl

De To: DS 2878 (45s)

Whilst "Sitting In My Class" is of course a timeless Northern Soul classic of the highest standing...

but mine and many others preference to play is the magnificent "Isn't She A Pretty Girl" Northern Soul Detroit Crossover, that is again on the comeback trail..

Floyd Jones and Billy Kyle's inspired "School Bell" provoked a dance-floor feast at all the leading All Nite clubs circa 1977/78. With Ronnie's hopefully charged vocal dreaming of making love to the girl in the next row... whilst for me at school it was always gonna be the teacher.. This was a record we could all relate to, having not been too long before, when we sat there wishing, in that exact same situation..such was the attraction of this innovative song, the flipside somehow got overlooked..

So step forward the side which most now consider the "play" side today.. the gently jangling intro lasts but a few seconds, before big bold bold brass explodes onto the scene.. girls jostle for position, the horns blast even louder, the girls follow the hint to lift the arrangement another notch and brilliance unfolds.. whilst Ronnie keeps up the beseeching stance, as his vocal pleads even stronger.. just too much Soul!!

Two sides to die for, remembering the legal reissue that follow it's success in the UK was a remixed version. The song suffering, weakening the whole arrangement and it's overwhelming Soulful opulnce, lost! So the only way to play this spectacular tune, is in it's authentic original form.. unless spinning a bootleg doesn't concern you..

Here is a glorious rich Red first press offering up two sides of the original mix; and it matters not which side you drop the stylus on the result will be dancefloor devastation whichever you choose..

Condition Report

Check out that flawless rich red label, this 45 has hardly seen the light of day. A-side vinyl has full gloss and is spanking new except for three solitary hairlines across the vinyl, very soft, light, only visual plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a perfect Mint .

Check out that flawless rich red label, this 45 has hardly seen the light of day. A-side vinyl has full gloss and is spanking new except for three solitary hairlines across the vinyl, very soft, light, only visual plays perfect. Flipside vinyl is a perfect Mint .

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Charles Farren - You've Changed My Whole Life Around - Hawk

Charles Farren

You've Changed My Whole Life Around / A Girl Like You

Hawk: 200 (45s)

Bob Lee's neighborhood label has provided the Northern Soul collector with some seriously rare teasers to chase over the years. His penchant for the strong production is underlined by this snarling statement from a reformed man, Charles Farren as had his life turned around, and although his growling delivery does sound very joyous, he has found a woman's love, so good, he's stopped "Playing Around"..

The signature Chicago male vocal presence, had the bar set high by Johnny Sayles, Syl Johnson etc. who's gnarled growls became part of the Northern Soul all niter fabric. Charles Farren on the street-level session matches any snarling vocal you care to mention, this propelled by honkin' horns make for a truly imposing dancer..that is slowly but surely making an impact on the scene, after snoozing as an occasionally played choice to pepper up a DJ set.

Today this Chicago statement has disappeared from view a few years back and is now neatly perched for huge comeback. There is certainly no need to air inferior Northern Soul dancer whilst Chicago Soul-Salvos of this calibre wait in the wings..

Check out this potent onslaught of Northern Soul that would ignite such places as the trailblazing "Grumpy Soul" events in pandamonium..

REAL DEAL NORTHERN SOUL that lovers of the Johnny Sayles style may not be able to resist!

Condition Report

Two flawless yellow labels, no fade, writing, or tears. Vinyl is very close to Mint minus, strong light reveal a few sleeve contact blemishes that do not affect plays. Visually EX+ plays Mint minus

Two flawless yellow labels, no fade, writing, or tears. Vinyl is very close to Mint minus, strong light reveal a few sleeve contact blemishes that do not affect plays. Visually EX+ plays Mint minus

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Chuck Jackson - What's With This Loneliness - Kent 6 T8 DJ

Chuck Jackson

What's With This Loneliness / Surf and Soul

Kent : 6 T8 DJ (45s)

Who can believe it was nearly 18 years ago when this previously unissued, silky mid-tempo was given away on the door of the 100 club to those lucky enough to attend this iconic club's 13th. Anniversary.

No. 8 in this generous series of on the door give-away 45s, that triggered similar promotions across the country through the decades. But none captured the imgination of the collector quite like this, now highly coveted series. Each one handpicked by beloved promoter Ady Croasdale, each and every one a standout piece of Northern Soul.

Today this stands for me as THE BEST and is starting to be revived, as the dancers just adore our heroes rich vocal, woven in a gently delivered blend of softly blown horns and rhythmic guitar.. simplistic genius allowing the full force of Chuck's l luxorious growl...

One of the greatest Soul voices of all time, with an unissued Wand session, brought to the British Soul fraternity by the Ace/Kent family.. now rightly heralded as a classic, few people will ever part with.

Personally, today it sits right there in my ever changing top 10 of all time.. always a delight to hear, and it's firmly on the comeback trail, filling the Northern Soul floors again. A 100 Club anthem that'll still be going strong decades from today..

Brilliant!

Condition Report

Two fine clean labels, vinyl to match. The important a-side has hardly a blemish, the flip side vinyl has a turntable "fingernail" retrieve mark NOT affecting play. overall grade is EX +

Two fine clean labels, vinyl to match. The important a-side has hardly a blemish, the flip side vinyl has a turntable "fingernail" retrieve mark NOT affecting play. overall grade is EX +

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Tony Drake - Suddenly - Brunswick Promo

Tony Drake

Suddenly / It Hurts Me More

Brunswick: 55437 (45s)

On the comeback trail, is this 1970 Chicago Crossover kill;er from the pen of Eugene Record and Barbara Acklin; aided by Chicago Soul masters Tom Washington & Willie Henderson the team craft a striking piece of end of a decade Soul.

New decade, new approach ? As this dancer carries a few characteristics that no other Brunswick 45 are blessed with.

Rattling bongo intro, tin drum tickles, Tony Drake purring away in the background poise to strike with the lyrics...some "cool" intro then it's lift off on a wave of strings, subtle brass, and jazz breaks collide with vocal-group chants of "Ooh, Arrh, Arhh, Pa Da, Ooh Pa, Dah " with Mr. Drake searing vocal upfront and fully in charge, with provocative saxophone intrusions.. ad up to CLASS...

Currently in my personal favourite DJ set as it seamless links the Answers, Four Coins etc with that era between the 60s and 70's when producers pushed the envelope, creating more imaginative sounds.. This record is a unique in it's Chicago make=-up nothing sounds quite like it. AND IT FILLS THE FLOOR!

We feel this rarity has a long way to go, recently hearing several others dropping the arm on, what has been in the past a forgotten jewel. In a packed room and a loud system nothing sounds like it...as proven last week at Grumpy Soul, it's affect on the dancefloor can be dramatic..

Some tune this is.. and not easy to find, especially in this fine, play perfect condition.

PS do not overlooked Tony's silky delivery of a fabulous Van McCoy song on the flipside, a stunning mid-tempo that should feature in on of the Chill out Sundays..

Condition Report

Both label are clean except for the rubber-stamped May 16 1970 release date, see scan housed in birth-sleeve. The vinyl plays perfect both sides. Under strong light inspection there are a few mild blemishes none of which transfer to the stylus.. Listen enjoy what it a wonderful example of Chicago Soul in transition

Both label are clean except for the rubber-stamped May 16 1970 release date, see scan housed in birth-sleeve. The vinyl plays perfect both sides. Under strong light inspection there are a few mild blemishes none of which transfer to the stylus.. Listen enjoy what it a wonderful example of Chicago Soul in transition

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Fearns Brass Foundry - Don't Change It - UK Decca

Fearns Brass Foundry

Don't Change It / John White

Decca: F 12721 (45s)

1968 Brit Soul with a huge local reputation, Leicestershire Soulful band renowned for their authoritative stage presence with their bludgeoning brass pumping out loud at the back of lead singer Steve Fearn's rich vocal.
The residents of Blaby, Leicestershire must have dreaded Thursday evenings as this band plied their trade in Soul Sounds live, at Blaby Working Mens Club where they amassed a serious fan-base.

Both sides written by their founder Steve Fearn who's taste for Soul is evident on both sides, with the A-side ticking all the boxes for Northern Soul play.
Blasting brass kicks it off, insistent percussion smacks out the dance rhythm, horn breaks add to it's dance pedigree; with the rest of 6 man team chanting shrill "Hey, Hey, Hey" you have a awesome tune that is so very British. Shimmering with the late 60's era with groups like Geno Washington & The Ram Jam Band, Jimmy James & The Vagabonds, The Senate, The Action etc. already laying down the guidelines for standout Brit-Soul a few years earlier.

In recent time a recording that the Northern Soul has rediscovered through it's equally rare USA London release, credited as Fearns Foundary, and charmingly appearing in record guides as single artist Foundary, Fearns. So it seems not too much knowledge on the scene was acredited to thuis Leicestershire gathering.

Here is their UK Decca release that only sold locally to the "Blaby" Thursday night trippers, consequently this is a hard disc to find in collectable condition..

Take a listen to that strapping lead vocal, the mountain of brass and backing vocals, you can easily imagine a Working Mens Club in 1968 absolutely jumping to this inspiring sound..


Condition Report

Both labels are clean, original 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place, housed in UK Decca sleeve. Vinyl under strong light reveal some fine sleeve contact hairline but it is visually scratch free, no marks that could possible react with the stylus.

Both labels are clean, original 4 prong die-cut center firmly in place, housed in UK Decca sleeve. Vinyl under strong light reveal some fine sleeve contact hairline but it is visually scratch free, no marks that could possible react with the stylus.

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Herbert Hunter - I Was Born To Love You - Spar 9009

Herbert Hunter

I Was Born To Love You / Push Away From The Table

Spar: 9009 DJ (45s)

There a few Northern Soul 45's that timelessly stand raised, above the timeless classics, records you would find it hard to grow weary of; and there a few Northern Soul 45's in their rare Promo form, have the presence to turn heads, fire discussion, painting your rival's frontal lobe a deep shade of green..

This premier slab of Nashville Northern Soul as a white promo is a special 45 indeed.

I first heard this fabulous dancer, played by "Poke" at Cleethorpes Pier, amazingly it did take a few weeks to catch. Poke was persistent in his believe he had a special tune, we were all then on the trail to find a copy to play. That Golden era of 75/76 turned up some mighty, mighty tunes. But I can never remember a White Promo copy ever passing through my hands until many years later.

Refresh your ears, on what "Poke" was so determined to play every set. Conversation stopping drum thwacks lift this dancefloor missile off, then that profound vocal gets to work on those memorable lyrics. Ted Jarrett then injects a masterstroke of vibes, followed by a "Over-The-Border" burst of trumpets, a long held note and Herbert is back...

All these decades later it still gives goosebumps!

The label & the music....




Condition Report

Both labels are flaw free (see scans) vinyls have hardly a blemish, but do show light signs of play. You will like the clear depth of the fidelity, with no pops or clicks to spoil Herbet's booming performance.

Both labels are flaw free (see scans) vinyls have hardly a blemish, but do show light signs of play. You will like the clear depth of the fidelity, with no pops or clicks to spoil Herbet's booming performance.

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Rebecca Lea - The Devil Hates You / Willie - Groove

Rebecca Lea

The Devil Hates You / Willie

Groove: 4G-0157 (45s)

Northern Soul R&B aficionados here's a 45 that very seldom surfaces, and certainly never in this condition.

The is a snarling slab of Sister sarcasm, an relentless R&B shaker that will have the room going as Rebecca Lea struts the house. A blistering vocal rides a foot-tappin', finger-poppin' rhythm, embellished with some of the most inspired saxphone manipulation you could ever wish to be dropped upon you. A wild-sax to match this untamed vocalist.. the result being intimidating mid-50's R&B you just can't help but dance too...

On the flipside Rebecca drops the pace a notch, dropping in smoke filled, darkened cellar Night Club mode, evoking visions of a sassy lady in a star-spangled tight dress whipping up a storm as she struts the stage..no outrageous production this time just a voice that will stay with you a very long time once you've met it, and that saxophonist again stirs the senses

A R&B winner just waiting for the right DJ to lift it off the ground, then we're p[predicting BIG THINGS.. for this memorable in breathtaking condition.

Condition Report

Flawless in every way, condition is like new, and that's utterly astonishing for such a rare disc, from 1956. High quality RCA press vinyl, rich fidelity, perfect sound. Unblemished labels, as good as it gets.

Flawless in every way, condition is like new, and that's utterly astonishing for such a rare disc, from 1956. High quality RCA press vinyl, rich fidelity, perfect sound. Unblemished labels, as good as it gets.

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Neo Experience - Human - Sahara

Neo Experience

Human / God Make My World

Sahara: 88701 (45s)

The elusive highly sought after FIRST and superior mix of this Philadelphia masterpiece..

Leo Mitchell transforms Tommy Hunt's classic 60's song into a Philly dancer of huge quality. A dancefloor arm-raiser bristling with presence and class. David Simmons on lead vocal turns in a gigantic performance cradled by a rich Philly string section the combination whips up a gentle storm that ends up up being a hurricane of Soul, as it climbs through stages of awesomeness to a unsurpassed climax as David Simmons hits, holds and delivers jaw-dropping notes, saturated in real emotion.

This is one of my personal favourite tunes, I'll never grow tired of experiencing. Such a powerful performance glued by heavenly girl choruses, a full orchestra and a lead vocal that in parts defies description..

A stand alone top-tune that always receives a ripple of applause on the last note.

Remember this is the rare FIRST and far better mix.. thsat leaves the other version way behind..

This is the one to own.. if you can.

Condition Report

Two perfect yellow labels, the top quality vinyl has been cherished and reveals hardly a blemish. Fabulous Mint minus condition throughout

Two perfect yellow labels, the top quality vinyl has been cherished and reveals hardly a blemish. Fabulous Mint minus condition throughout

Soul Collectors # 2 & # 3

Collectors Soul # 2 and # 3

Collectors Soul # 2 and # 3

Collectors Soul : Collectors Soul (Magazine)

Out of all the "bedroom publishing" fanzine surrounding Soul Music this short lived 1970 project priced at a meager 2 shillings, is self publication at it's rarest. I've never seen # 1 but am most please to witness for the first time # 2 & # 3.

Gloucestershire based this "Brockworth" enterprise was a mix of Soul vinyl & artists information and a platform to sell records from. Editor A. R. Berry would charged 1 shilling and 6 pence for you list your records for sale. This listing mae very interesting reading. As does a story on The Invitations, The Bandwagon, Billy Preston, Marvin Gaye etc. Letters to the editor capture the mood of 1970 completely.

A discography on Major Lance already establish a Soul hero, two years before his legendary "Torch" appearance..

# 3 had expanded it's contributions base, addinng Jim Wilson, T. Capper, Fred Benson etc to their team. Bios on The Capitols, Marvelettes, Msarvin Gaye (again)

Condition Report

Excellent condition throughout, no tears, rips or writing

Excellent condition throughout, no tears, rips or writing

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Home Of The Blues # 8

Home Of The Blues # 8

Home Of The Blues # 8 / March 1967 edition

Contempo: 8 (MAG)

RARE and fully 50 years old and looking virtually flawless!

24 glossy pages, purple text # 8 edition to the forerunner of the legendary Blues & Soul magazine.

Black and white Soul artist FULL PAGE pictures of: Billy Stewart, Little Richard, Howard Tate, The Soul Sisters,

Live reviews of The Soul Sisters at All Star Cub in London & The Cavern Club in Liverpool.
Live Review of Alvin Cash & The Crawlers - Tiles Club, London

Review and biography of Prince Harold

The usual R&B charts, UK & USA. 45 and Album reviews

Some spectacular old Record Company and Record Shop adverts, full back page of the icon EMI "SOUL SUPPLY" LP releases. Full page advert for the Soul City Shop

and much more, making # 8 in the series arguably the most interesting issue of all those highly coveted early A5 Home Of The Blues & Bluesw & Soul..

and this listing is in the finest condition of any of the early edition, we've ever witness

Condition Report

Astonishing condition with the only signs of human contact 8 ticks on the 90 chart listings, presumably to "buy" reminders or already own. Adds authenticity to one very careful owner. One minuscule corner top crease bottom right. Otherwise MINT.

Astonishing condition with the only signs of human contact 8 ticks on the 90 chart listings, presumably to "buy" reminders or already own. Adds authenticity to one very careful owner. One minuscule corner top crease bottom right. Otherwise MINT.

Sandy Wynns - I'll Give That To You / You Turned Your Back On Me - Simco promo

Sandy Wynns

I'll Give That To You / You Turned Your Back On Me

Simco: 30001 (45s)

Not only this Northern Soul princess's rarest 45 by a long way. This seldom seen double-hitter is almost a Manship MINT!

From the desk of prolific song writer Jesse Herring who crafts yet another flowing 60's dance groove. This time enlisting the truly splendid voice of Edna Wright festoon with heavenly girl backing vocals, soaring horns pump up the atmosphere as the cooing girls enrich everything.

What a tune, so very good, it again begs the question why this never reached the status of Northern Soul classic, that some inferior NS plays have achieve. This only answer again can be this record has suffered from it's own unavailability, otherwise without question something this instant, this good would surely have risen t Casino Classic prominence and no doubt there would now be 70's bootlegs of it selling for healthy sums all over the internet..

The truth is back in Northern Soul heyday not too many DJ's owned a copy to play, and today many serious collectors and DJ have never had this 45 in their possession. Which brings me to the delicious flipside that remains right off the radar.. a stroller which showcasing the ease of the Sandy Wynns vocal, with Jesse Herring and team capturing hints of Motown in it's construction..

Two genuinely classy girl-sounds presented here in the best possible condition..

Condition Report

Two Perfect promo labels, vinyl is astonishingly flawless, just a few minuscule hairlines revealed under strong light, all housed inside it's birth sleeve. We doubt we'll ever witness a finer copy!

Two Perfect promo labels, vinyl is astonishingly flawless, just a few minuscule hairlines revealed under strong light, all housed inside it's birth sleeve. We doubt we'll ever witness a finer copy!

Cody Black - I'm Slowly Molding / Keep On Keeping On - King Promo

Cody Black

I'm Slowly Molding / Keep On Keeping On

King: 6148 (45s)

A Northern Soul hero with his most-wanted 45, presented here as an irresistible yellow promo, from B.R.B. productions of Detroit.

Grant Burton, Rudy Robinson and Cody Black find an outlet through King this time for their consistently fine product. This example offering up two fabulous sides both burnished with typically slick Detroit rhythms, stippled with sweet girl choruses as this quality tune cruises from one high point to the next. The soft purring of Cody Black are supported by understated horns, liberally sprinkled throughout this dancer prompting and thickening the production.

A perfect example of consummate recording, that doesn't become tangled into too much power and not enough class, B.R.B. ensure there is nothing there to drown a superior vocal resulting in one really classy groove, that has pleasured the Northern Soul crowd for years, it's rarity ensuring it never got over played...

A top tune for decades, that has only raised in value year on year... and the flipside has yet to have it's day.

If your seeking Top-Drawer Detroit in impeccable condition - this is it!

Condition Report

Two flawless yellow labels, two unblemished vinyls all housed in the colourful King sleeve.. collecting real rarities at it's most satisfying

Two flawless yellow labels, two unblemished vinyls all housed in the colourful King sleeve.. collecting real rarities at it's most satisfying

Rudy Lambert - Jamboree - Junior

Rudy Lambert

Jamboree / I'll Do It

Junior: 1002 (45s)

The same Bay Area R&B man who provided us with that elusive R&B grinder "Love" on on Club 7. Presents us with an off-the-scale-rare R&B 45 that only a very few DJ's and collectors can boast of owning..

R&B as rare as you like it and then some...

Was the Bay Area university town of Berkeley ready for such an moody down n'dirty dance groove. Pulling you into a whirlpool of R&B exotica. A filthy rare tune capturing the mood of the early 60's, evoking vision mysterious local clubs where this "Jamboree Dance" would have been played out. Lines of hand-clappin' dancers strolling the dancefloor, as a sultry saxophone whines away assisting a deeply rich vocal, soulfully moaning his way through a atmospheric R&B weirdness

Fabulous street-level individualism at it's best, with A-list DJ 's like New York's MIchael Robinson firmly behind it's turntable exposure... if you desire ownership of a validated rarity, which we don't ever expect to encounter again. This blend of R&B/Popcorn/Soul is it. they don't come any harder to acquire than this from the streets D.I.Y. mini-press from 1962 ?





Condition Report

surface marks gives up some light background noise, which is drowned out by Rudy booming vocal and the insistent sax.. The rich blue label has had at some point in it's life, water contact causing light "paling" of the blue in places (see scan). Vinyl has multiple fine surface hairlines from a life outside it's sleeve. Listen to the full soundfile provided. We only list less than Excellent 45's on our auctions, unless they are super rare. In the case of this disc, it is the first copy we have ever had, it is currently coveted by one of the world's top rare-soul DJ's and we don 't expect to ever see another. This disc at best is vg only but most likely your only chance of ownership...ever!

surface marks gives up some light background noise, which is drowned out by Rudy booming vocal and the insistent sax.. The rich blue label has had at some point in it's life, water contact causing light "paling" of the blue in places (see scan). Vinyl has multiple fine surface hairlines from a life outside it's sleeve. Listen to the full soundfile provided. We only list less than Excellent 45's on our auctions, unless they are super rare. In the case of this disc, it is the first copy we have ever had, it is currently coveted by one of the world's top rare-soul DJ's and we don 't expect to ever see another. This disc at best is vg only but most likely your only chance of ownership...ever!

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