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Constellations - I Don't Know About You / Easy To Be Hard - Gemini Star 30008

Constellations

I Don't Know About You / Easy To Be Hard

Gemini Star : 30008 (45s)

The Massively in-demand, crowd pleasing, floor-filler in utterly beautifully clean condition.

Yes, that easy going hovering Soul group harmonizing was honed in their earlier formation on the streets of Chicago with "Artistics" sometime member joining their ranks; before seeking fame in New York; fortunately coming under the stewardship of Gemini Star executives producer Pat Jaques, assisted by renowned Jazz/Soul arranger the gifted Richard Tee. Resulting in two worthy 45's. "I Don't Know About You" being by far the rarest and most wanted. Those tight, slick harmonies and stage prowess and their sleek dance routines, soon caught the eye of Dionne Warwick's management, they were soon on stage with Dionne as her eye-catching backing group. Releasing two more worthy singles for Dionne Warwick's label "Sonday"

This is the "Four's" greatest recording, Frankie Floyd, Zach Sanders, Bernard Reed & Bobby Earl Williams seamlessly fusing on this sublime Northern Soul dancer, benefitting from the stealthy build up of power, as it changes through the gears on a raft of strings and glorious harmonies. Decorated with a blend of differing soulful vocal including a fabulous contrast of a baritone rap and a soaring falsetto, a dazzling collaboration by Tee & Jaques.

Utterly brilliant every step of the way, a dance experience guaranteed to lift your evening.

A record made all the more challenging to acquire as "Gemini Star" concentrated on promoting the a-side, a song from the Broadway hit show "Hair". L:eaving "I Don't Know About You" never ever pressed as a promo copy. The double sided "Easy To Be Hard" promo the only format to be sent to radio stations and DJs. Sadly the blinding vocal-group genius of "I Don't Know About You" was never heard over the USA airwaves..

Another masterpiece deprived the American public of a masterpiece - thank heaven for those investigation Northern Soul pioneers.

This copy is in beautifully stunning condition.

Condition Report

Two bright clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve brush blemish not affecting play, still housed in its birth-sleeve.

Two bright clean labels, full gloss vinyl revealing only the merest soft sleeve brush blemish not affecting play, still housed in its birth-sleeve.

Intros - Stop Look And Listen / Crystal - Jamie 1350

Intros

Stop Look And Listen / Crystal

Jamie: 1350 (45s)

A fine clean copy of this elusive 1968 Philly girl-group dancer, coated with Philadelphia pedigree, in part from the desk Bobby Martin but most likely produced by Bob "Girl Across The Street" Finiz. Coming from the Dandelion Music stable who steered many a Arctic Recording and other Jamie Northern Soul greats like Pookie Hudson "This Gets To Me" etc.

Sounding very much like a moonlighting "Honey & The Bees" this was, this gathering of girls only credit on a 45. Typically, string drenched zippy production ridden by a bevvy of shrill ladies, warning the boy to stop, listen and listen, before it's too late.

One of the rare Jamie 45's especially in this perfect condition, two unblemished labels, flawless vinyl, snug inside the factory sleeve.

One for fans of the Northern Soul girl sound; tight, crisp and fluid. Just like we've grown to expect from pre-TSOP productions from the city that prided itself on the lush productions, which this certainly is.

Top drawer girl group NS that seldom comes to market.

Condition Report

Two clean labels, strong gloss near mint minus vinyl, full gloss reveals just a few soft surface hairlines both sides play crisp ad clean.

Two clean labels, strong gloss near mint minus vinyl, full gloss reveals just a few soft surface hairlines both sides play crisp ad clean.

John and the Keys - Keep On Trusting / Take All Of Me - Destination Record Co. 602 DJ

John and the Keys

Keep On Trusting / Take All Of Me

Destination Record Co. : 602 DJ (45s)

A listing for those soul collectors serious 60's Chicago vocal-group Soul.

This is the DOG-RARE 1965 Chicago vocal group "John and the Keys" with the "missing" number in the early Destination Record Co. label run # 602

Both sides written by prolific US disc-jockey/songwriter Nathaniel Montague, better known as "Magnificent Montague" famous for his catchphrase "Learn Baby Learn" during his shows on KGFJ Los Angeles and WWRL New York City where he continued to promote independent local Soul recordings, non-violent protest for civil-rights, everywhere he went spreading wise advice and good soul records.

UNGOOGABLE ! So beyond rare, there is no Discogs reference, no YouTube listing (yet), no Popsike or Gripsweat listing no evidence of previous auction. No label images anywhere on the "net".

One of the RAREST 45s we have ever offered for auction.

We lead with the vocal-group Doo-Wop harmony stroller, a silky organ driven smooth cruiser decorated with a precise-plectrum-picking, elevated by "The Keys" interpretation of chiming "Chapel Bells" seamlessly implanted into this smooth low budget recording.

The flipside has strong Northern Soul potential with the same plectrum decoration peppering the harmony, with added rolling-drums, muscular Hammond support it gives-up a Sam Cooke styled mid-tempo groove. I believe this is totally unknown within among NS circles, but the "Keep On Trusting" is something of a "cult" vocal-group 45 by those who know.

Stupidly RARE! Deliciously cool disc!

Act accordingly!

Condition Report

A neat ballpoint X X on the lead side promo label, flipside promo labels in mint. Previously UNPLAYED mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve!

A neat ballpoint X X on the lead side promo label, flipside promo labels in mint. Previously UNPLAYED mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth-sleeve!

Willie Hobbs - How Could My Baby Know (5:24) / Mr. Lovemaker - Sound Stage 7 ZS8 1513

Willie Hobbs

How Could My Baby Know (5:24) / Mr. Lovemaker

Sound Stage 7: ZS8 1513 (45s)

If you know - you know!

Before you today is the incredibly elusive two sided STOCK copy presenting "How Could My Baby Know" - 5:24 long version. Where as the much commoner PROMO only gives up the cruelly edited 3:37 minute version.

A stunning soulful stroller with a huge reputation among Deep Soul ballad scholars. The ultimate heartbreak song, telling the story of a lost wife in a tragic car crash, over 5 minutes of beautifully woven palpable heartbreak, paints a vivid picture of true love as Mr. Hobbs p[ours out his distressing goodbye at the church.

In its full 5:24 form, it is the only way to fully appreciate this floating Deep Soul masterpiece !

A Johnny Brantley, Bobby Martin, John Richbourg collaboration that stirs your emotions, of the lovers of classy string cradled soul! The ideal Sunday Chill-out drop, for the connoisseurs of superior southern soul. This one influenced by producing giants from Philadelphia, Nashville and New York incorporating a fully elevated choir and string laden orchestra to compliment Willie Hobbs' pure soulful saturation .

..this is one very hard to find soulful stepper of the highest order....

Listen and weep...to something special!

Condition Report

Minuscule name DICK on b-side label, otherwise two flawless labels (see images), full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth sleeve.

Minuscule name DICK on b-side label, otherwise two flawless labels (see images), full gloss mint minus vinyl, still housed in birth sleeve.

Lee Andrews and the Hearts - Never The Less (full unedited horns) / blank - Frankford / Wayne 1009 acetate

Lee Andrews and the Hearts

Never The Less (full horns) / blank

Frankford / Wayne : 1009 acetate (45s)

The 1967 crystal clear direct cut with full (undiluted ) horns. - proper full tilt potent Northern Soul dancer.

A timeless anthem in its rarest and most impressive form.

Buckle up - listen and prepare yourself to be blown away.

The unissued FULL HORNS version.

Condition Report

clean, typeset label, full gloss lacquer all totally attached, free of hairline or scratches.

clean, typeset label, full gloss lacquer all totally attached, free of hairline or scratches.

Minnie Jones & The Minuettes - You Get To Me Baby / Shadow Of a Memory - Sugar 100 83025

Minnie Jones & The Minuettes

You Get To Me Baby / Shadow Of a Memory

Sugar : 100 (45s)

Can you become utterly besotted with two recordings in just 6 minutes?

The only problem you could possibly encounter whilst owning this 1972 Los Angeles double-delight, is making the decision of which side to play first, every time you take it out of it's sleeve.
Minnie Jones spoils you for choice if you're lucky enough to have this highly regarded 45, sitting in your DJ box.

Today, (I Think) my favourite of these two Lee Silver creations is "You Get To Me". The hauntingly gliding bass guitar intro, suddenly colliding with a wall of vocals & horns. Then Minnie's beseeching vocal cradled by a heavenly girl-group harmony, the silky support from her "Minuettes" elevates the song yet another notch.

Wow, Lee Silver really knew how to build a production up and beyond the norm. Again his gift creating the exceptional, treats us to a Northern Soul delicacy littered with key changes, short but highly effective instrumental breaks, and a richness from the backing vocals you could not enhance any higher. Just brilliant... my choice today.. but tomorrow I'm sure the flipside may well take pole position in my heart..

Flip it for a snappy, finger clicking dancer. Enhanced by another emotional vocal delivery from Minnie. Her voice again gently held in the warmth of her girlfriends vocal-volleys and a blanket of subtle horns, vibes and cymbals. Does it get any better than this..? I think not..

A record that has left me intro a quandary, of adoring both sides, and constantly changing my mind which affects my senses the most.

I just can't decide, two awesome tunes on one very elusive disc, leaving me asking myself.. why the hell would anyone sell this masterpiece...giving up Northern Soul utopia not once but twice over.

Condition Report

Two flawless pink labels, vinyl reveals only the merest fine hairlines from sleeve storage

Two flawless pink labels, vinyl reveals only the merest fine hairlines from sleeve storage

Tracy La'Vette with Rufus Cannon Combo - In My Great Big Lonely Room / Love For A Life Time - Achillean L-115

Tracy La'Vette with Rufus Cannon Combo

In My Great Big Lonely Room / Love For A Life Time

Achillean: L-115 (45s)

A small D.I.Y. street level enterprise, an imprint headed up by Charles H. Barner, Jr. who described his style of sound as "Unconquerable".

I'd describe it as a local label, offering an opportunity to neighborhood soul hopefuls, a chance of making a hit-record. It was sadly this sweet girl's only as single release; even though both sides are crammed with potential. The equally obscure "Sam Bing" write the lead side, fittingly pairing it up with an authentic young-girl voice, benefitting from strong male-group choruses. Rufus Cannon's boys lift this simplistic but highly effective Northern Soul stroller to towards everything the rare-Northern Soul DJ hopes to

Hitting a few notes reminiscent of Dena Barnes, the slow paced guitar led arrangement being extra careful not to overwhelm her sweet, sweet vocal. Blessed with innocence and anticipation for better things ahead. She's got music in her empty lonely room, but she's yearns for the company and love of a boy. A familiar daydream so excellently delivered.

Same with the just as convincing flipside "Love For A Life Time" again flowing over with "Dena-esque" vibes, again brilliant supported by those restrained boy choruses.

Two fabulous street-level, sister mid-tempo grooves drenched in that under-the-street-lamp innocence we all love to encounter, small low-budget, really rare recordings for me, is the pinnacle of Northern Soul collecting. This disc just oozes real-deal soulfulness, which ever side you drop the arm on...

Big thumbs up from me, on all points!

Condition Report

Two rich blue full depth unfaded labels with crisp sharp silver text. The vinyl is a glorious full gloss mint minus.

Two rich blue full depth unfaded labels with crisp sharp silver text. The vinyl is a glorious full gloss mint minus.

Sherrys - Put Your Arms Around Me / Happy Girl - J.J. 1002 DJ

Sherrys

Put Your Arms Around Me / Happy Girl

J.J.: 1002 DJ (45s)

unimaginably MINT both vinyl and promo labels, hardly a blemish.

Can Northern Soul anthems be any more vital than the FIRST RECORD ever played at Wigan Casino..

On an Autumn night in 1973 at precisely 2 a.m. on Sunday, 23 September . Russ Winstanly launched this torrent of Philly girl-group Northern Soul on a comparatively small but eager attendance..

THIS REST IS HISTORY!!

Here's a rarely witnessed genuine original promo of the recording that started it all.

An offering not to be mulled over! Records carrying this level of Northern Soul kudos rarely, ever surface for sale in 2024

Click the soundfile and be prepared for a Northern Soul Back To The Future experience. As Joe Cook's daughters take you on a joyride through euphoric "Wigan" recall.

Condition Report

So darn close to being a MANSHIP MINT, a whisker off total perfection!

So darn close to being a MANSHIP MINT, a whisker off total perfection!

Bobby London And The Ambassadors - If There Is Anything / Apple Of My Eye - Spyder SR 101-45

Bobby London and The Ambassadors

If There Is Anything / Apple Of My Eye

Spyder: SR 101-45 (45s)

An extremely obscure 1964 North Carolina, vocal-group delivering a Northern Soul double header, with both sides giving up what I first thought to be a Drifters-esque / New York Latin influenced mid-tempo; but it is much more likely, that it was performances by Beach Music icons "The Tams" from 250 miles west; with the vocal styles Joseph Pope, Horace Key, Floyd Ashton and Charles Pope too obvious to ignore.

We have here two killer male-harmony dancers, I can't decide which song I'm drawn to the most. We'll start with "If There Is Anything" the side Bobby London chose to lead with;
"If There Is Anything" a feel-good mood-lifter propelled by Mariachi style horns, cow bells, tambourines, clip-clopping their way into your heart; With the stunningly graveled voice of Bobby London elevated even higher, when the full force of the Ambassadors cruises in. Finder-clicking joyous Northern Soul that needs to be heard!

As does the hidden away flipside "Apple Of My Eye" when the horns become much more forceful dumping the Mariachi idea and joining the rapid-fire percussion with a collective stabbing dance pulse. Unexpected key changes lift the NS danceablity to yet another level. With that softly rasping Bobby London vocal again stealing your heart.

Two darn fabulous tunes, drenched in Northern Soul potential for a thinking young DJ who wants to be noticed with a validated rarity that most NS soulies have never heard.

Listen now, and determine which side you prefer, I'm betting that by the tomorrow, you may have changed your mind.

Condition Report

Two clean orange labels. Strong gloss on vinyl revealing only feeble surface hairlines. Plays loud bright and clean.

Two clean orange labels. Strong gloss on vinyl revealing only feeble surface hairlines. Plays loud bright and clean.

Uptites - Girl Of The Night / Philly Bound - Sound Plus Studios acetate

Uptites

Girl Of The Night / Philly Bound

Sound Plus Studios : 7" acetate (45s)

1966 Philadelphia 7" acetate, vocal-group ballad oozing the very essence of mid-sixties "Lowrider" excellence.

a D.I.Y. release on Raymond Seldon's independent label RA-SEL the songs composed by band members Walter Taylor, Phil Corey aided by the mysterious Arthur Wolfe, produced by label owner Ray Seldon on his famed 7 45s only "Ra-Sel" label;

The same imprint as The Magnetics; Just like the Magnetics this was to the one and only 45 release for this 5 man group £"The Uptiers", who also recorded as "The Durhams" who consisted of Walt Taylor(Lead), Philip Corey(1st Tenor), Tony Juliano,(2nd Tenor), Jim Salzmann(Bass) and Lou Ferri (Baritone). A stunning icy-cold falsetto cuts the air to bridge the two -parts elevating this already truly gorgeous glider, to yet another level; what a stunning seamless soulful harmony they transmit, especially from this "direct studio cut"

Like all the 45s on Ra-Sel this Upper Darby neighborhood enterprise, they received very little promotion and very minimal sales, today this is a real rarity as a Ra-sel 45 and this is likely to be a one-of-a-kind 7" acetate.

The side the label lead with "Philly Bound" raucous foot-stomping 1966 "MOD styled" hip-shaker that apparently The Uptites open their live shows with...

Condition Report

Two clean labels, faint typeset titles, spelling error on the handwritten artist credit, fine clean

Two clean labels, faint typeset titles, spelling error on the handwritten artist credit, fine clean

 Kenny Smith - Lord, What's Happening To Your People / The Same Old Story  - GAR 317

Kenny Smith

Lord, What's Happening To Your People / The Same Old Story

General American Records : GAR 317 (45s)

It has been full 7 years since we last listed, Northern Soul thing of beauty.

A 45 that opened up the gateways for more diversity for the Northern Soul dancer to feed upon. DJ Colin Curtis saw beyond the "Motown styled" confinements other DJ's were shackled by, playing the first Gospel record on the Northern Soul scene, against all odds, turning Kenny Smith into an anthem, that every wannabe jock was seeking to own. Underlining him as the most inventive charismatic DJ of his time, as he wowed his congregation in the Highland Room of the Blackpool Mecca.

The fortunate attendees that night in the Highland Room witnessed the dancefloor sway with statuesque Northern Soul adolescents, awaiting the mid-tempo dance arrangement to kick it. Still ghosts through my mind every time I hear this song.

What a visionary Colin Curtis was, the DJ every Cleethorpes DJ plagiarized by trying so desperately to acquire any of his current plays... I once made a 200 mile trip, to acquire one 45. A copy of Prince George - Wrong Crowd.. such was the power of my "wannabe" compulsion. As anybody at the time would have been brave enough to play the Coasters - Crazy Baby. Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby or any other dancefloor detonating gem...but to drop the arm on this slab of modern Gospel in the heat of more traditional Northern Soul atmosphere, you had to be super-confident and have impeccable taste.

Even today some oldies Jocks shy away from dropping this masterpiece into their sets..

Kenny Smith was controversial for only a few weeks only, then Colin had the Mecca multitudes salivating for the next off-the-wall winner he would play.

Imagine this, if there was never a "Colin Curtis" what direction would Northern Soul have gone in, there were flashes of New York Disco, moments of make you own Northern Soul but once the experienced USA producers stopped guiding UK producers the sound became duplicating and monotonous. The Northern Scene needed a refresh and I consider it was Colin Curtis who switch on the green light for "outside the box" thinking on what you could play, and be accepted.

Today Northern Soul is a rich tapestry of sound, a diversity of every imaginable Soul style possible, the NS crowd will always vote with their feet whether its "right or wrong"

"Lord, What's Happening To Your People" they voted Yes...to Colin Curtis they voted "DJ Genius"

Condition Report

Two impeccable multi-coloured STOCK labels, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest signs of soft sleeve contact hairline when angled under strong light. A fine clean, tip-top condition copy, presented in its completeness with the equally rare birth-sleeve.

Two impeccable multi-coloured STOCK labels, full gloss vinyl reveals only the merest signs of soft sleeve contact hairline when angled under strong light. A fine clean, tip-top condition copy, presented in its completeness with the equally rare birth-sleeve.

The Jades - Lucky Fellow / Gerri Hall - Who Can I Run (no bongos take) - Grapevine 2000 G2K 45-143 DJ

The Jades / Gerri Hall

Lucky Fellow / Who Can I Run

Grapevine 2000: G2K 45-143 DJ (45s)

Allegedly on 50 copies of this extremely elusive 2004 promo were ever pressed.

This is why it's been such a long since one has surfaced for sale, only two promo copies on popsike in the last 20 years, just one copy on Discogs in the last near 5 years. Indicating only 50 pressed as very probable

With demand for The Jades sitting at an all-time high, this Brit-press-promo is most likely gonna be the only chance of prestigious ownership for both sides.

Two top drawer Rarest Of The Rare New Orleans vocal group Northern Soul of the very highest calibre!

Backed with the irrepressible vibrancy of Crescent City songbird Gerri Hall and her relentless feel-good singing.

Two New Orleans spawned Northern Soul greats back to back.

In perfect condition as a 20 year UK old promo - what's not to love.

Condition Report

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint vinyl - an immaculate copy housed in a rather cool D.I.Y. sleeve.

Two clean promo labels, full gloss mint vinyl - an immaculate copy housed in a rather cool D.I.Y. sleeve.

Bobby Sheen - Dr. Love / Sweet Sweet Love - Capitol CL 15455 NOT FOR SALE sticker promo

Bobby Sheen

Dr. Love / Sweet Sweet Love

Capitol : CL 15455 NOT FOR SALE sticker promo (45s)

You, like me, you will no doubt have been heralding Bobby Sheen - Doctor Love - for decades as one of your favourite all-time mod-club anthems.

Not only a Twisted Wheel timeless dancefloor-lifter, and equally one of the country's most-wanted 45's for other notable 60's MOD hangouts, promoted their venues solely on the back of the resident DJ being able to play this killer dancer from his painstakingly harvested soul vinyl-armory.

"Doctor Love" was a modified revamp of the November 1965 The Whispers original on Dore. Just 7 months later Al De Lory & Gene Page cut this version, ironing out the rough edges of Nicolas Caldwell's original. Crafting perfect mid-60's Northern Soul

But in recent times, it is the previously neglected NS masterpiece on the flipside "Sweet Sweet Love " is the side everyone is drooling over, receiving some long-overdue attention from the "thinking-man's" DJ. I don't use that adjective lightly, if you remember this glorious Soulful stroller was written and produced in 1966 but sounds several years before its time. I consider this recording the first "NS Crossover" groove to emerge from the USA, every "Crossover" box is ticked.

Written by the same duo, Jerry Riopelle & Nick de Caro, who blessed Clyde King with "Missing My Baby" "My Love Grows Deeper" "The Thrill Is Gone" a year earlier. "Sweet Sweet Love" was apparently earmarked to become another Clydie King treasure, that never came out on vinyl. You can only imagine what that Los Angeles songbird would have made transformed it's Northern Soul status into if a 7" vinyl was ever pressed.

So listen now to a passed-over Northern Soul "lost" soul work-of-art, just stunning and absolutely dead-right for today's more discerning worldwide scene. Sounding more like a 1969 big production, decorated with ringing vibes, triumphant horns, a cooing choir hovering in the heavens. Bobby's reaching vocal, beautifully trembling with emotional- overwhelm, as he sings about true-love, as if he is living it at the time.

"Doctor Love" is of course a timeless, unforgettable NS anthem we all have fond memories of dancing to.

But I have to reiterate "Sweet Sweet Love" is now evolving into a "lost" masterpiece,. we all, somehow passed over throughout the 20th Century... now at last fitting so brilliantly into today's more mature tastes. Whilst "Doctor Love" remains the eternal held-dear Northern Soul" classic.

Condition Report

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, the lead side vinyl carries full gloss with just a few soft blemishes, plays superbly clean and true. The "Dr. Love" has

two clean labels, 4 prong centre intact, the lead side vinyl carries full gloss with just a few soft blemishes, plays superbly clean and true. The "Dr. Love" has

The Magicians / Willie Walker – (Just A Little) Faith And Understanding / I Don't Want To Take A Chance - Kent Records  6T 20 - 25th Anniversary Special

The Magicians / Willie Walker

(Just A Little) Faith And Understanding / I Don't Want To Take A Chance

Kent Records : 6T 20 - 25th Anniversary Special (45s)

20 years since this most magnificent double-helping of mind-bending Northern Soul was given away on the door of 100 Club Oxford Street, the greatest longest running Northern Soul allniter of them all.

Both sides showcase contrasting styles but rare Northern Soul at its very finest.

The Magicians - (Just A Little) Faith And Understanding - previously the unissued group vocal version of The Checkboard Squares "Double Cookin" one of the most enduring, best-loved Northern Soul instrumentals of all-time. Brilliantly sung at runaway-truck pace by Frank Jones and Herbert Campbell's premier vocal-group "The Magicians" who released three other fabulous Northern Soul 45s on the coveted "Villa" label.

But when you flip this disc over, all thoughts of amphetamine influenced "Splits" "Backdrops" "Lofty Synchronized Handclaps" "Dizzying Spins" aided by your leather soled brogues vacate your brain, as Willie Walker hits you oops-side-your-head, with his gut-wrenching concerns about reigniting his love-affair. The pain he went through last time is palpable, will it be impending despair or should he take his friend's advice and take her back again?

Arguably the finest Northern Soul stroller of all-time - emotionally moving beyond compare or words.

Here's a 45 that comprehensively showcases two sides of equally adored Northern Soul ...

NS is truly running through your veins, if both sides equally ignite your insides...

Condition Report

Two perfect labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, the Magicians side has a minuscule pressing "pimple" that gives off a momentary tick, if you listen carefully. otherwise a perfect copy.

Two perfect labels, full gloss mint minus vinyl, the Magicians side has a minuscule pressing "pimple" that gives off a momentary tick, if you listen carefully. otherwise a perfect copy.

Florida Spiritualaires - I Remember When / Watching Mother Go Home Ernie's Record Parade E-4002 DJ

Florida Spiritualaires

I Remember When / Watching Mother Go Home

Ernie's Record Parade : E-4002 DJ (45s)

A truly dreamy vocal group harmony groove, smashing two sought-after genre to pieces...

A glorious Sweet-Soul-Lowrider floater and fuel for the discerning weekender DJ at places like the sadly now defunct but forever legendary Great Yarmouth "Soul Essence" now fully replaced by the magnificent globally attended Liverpool Weekender "Tuff Love". Now the UK's first choice for like-minded soulful scholars and dancers from around the world.

This seldom encountered, hugely wanted 45 for the connoisseur modern soul DJ and collectors seeking to immerse themselves into proper classy harmony-group soul shufflers.

Listen to appreciate the rich tapestry of soul music woven into the worldwide Northern Soul scene... so diverse so richly rewarding.

This fabulous rare 45, underlines the togetherness and unity records like bridges musical divides...

We adore it!





Condition Report

Two perfect promo labels, full gloss archive level mint minus vinyl, still house in its birth sleeve.

Two perfect promo labels, full gloss archive level mint minus vinyl, still house in its birth sleeve.

Leon Haywood - Baby Reconsider / Goin' Back To New Orleans - Fat Fish FT 8011

Leon Haywood

Baby Reconsider / Goin' Back To New Orleans

Fat Fish : FT 8011 (45s)

Firmly cemented in the foundations Northern Soul history, as being the very first £10 Northern Soul record ever sold. A record that set the very first hotly debated "it's not worth that!" benchmark that has since raged on every day for the last 50+ years.

Today to acquire "Baby Reconsider" in breathtaking Mint minus condition is rare achievement indeed. Here is a stunning copy, unlike the very few copies we have seen this century. This 45 has absolutely no turntable fatigue from challenging rigors from decades of gracing the Northern Soul circuit or indeed any signs of handling on that iconic blue and white label. Check out the perfect crisp, clean high fidelity soundfile lifted directly from this near perfect disc. Just a mere whisker away from being a Manship Mint!

Our emphasis is always rarity and condition. As the 70s vinyl counterfeit promo, the sound quality is truly awful, a dreadful reproduction. The UK Fantasy press is a different inferior mix and the variously other reissues "Soul Sounds" "Vault" etc. would maybe disqualify them from the officious scrutiny of an OVO event. With most all of the few originals out there, spending decades running the gauntlet of multiple different turntable arms, varying styli quality and some even tortured by those coin-weighted cartridges; an all too common hazard of the Northern Soul DJ during the 60's ad 70's. This is a record is so rarely found in the wild, the vast majority of known copies known have been residents of the UK for an age.

Those of you dedicated to collecting the very finest Northern Soul classics, here is seldom encounter with the real-deal. A chance to trap a glorious copy of one of the Northern Soul true-greats!

Now play the soundfile to instantly understand why in 1968, this was the "Twisted Wheel's" top-sound, the country's most-wanted record. Revealing why a teenager would sacrifice 2 weeks wages for such a highly prized 45. 15 seconds in and you would have willing paid a month's wages, given the chance in 1968.

THIS IS NORTHERN SOUL at it's goose-pimple inducing best.

AN ICONIC 45!!!

In perfect MINT condition.

Condition Report

A perfect, flawless copy! Utterly stunning condition.

A perfect, flawless copy! Utterly stunning condition.

Lenny Williams - I Couldn't Find Nobody / Lisa's Gone  - Fantasy 618

Lenny Williams

I Couldn't Find Nobody / Lisa's Gone

Fantasy: 618 (45s)

The autumn of 1968 the acclaimed Oakland, Californian producer Ray Shanklin and his band guide the searing falsetto of Lenny Williams Fantasy stablemate Lenny Wiliams. His scything vocal slicing through the air as Ray's relentless horns drive this foot-to-floor Northern Soul dancefloor pleaser.

The crafting of an irresistible mix of blitzing horns, stabbing guitar pulses, contrasted with the sweet vocal of Lenny is Northern Soul made in Heaven

Championed in recent times by top-flight NS Jocks like Adrian Cope, Sean Chapman and more recently the discerning turntable taste of Russ Vickers, exploded the dancefloor at the country's most authentic Northern Soul allniter in the UK ... long-running "Benn Hall, Rugby" where the whole niter experience catapults you back to 1975. Helped by dance tunes of this cvalibre.

This is instant Northern Soul just add the DJ, the crowd will fill the floor.

Totally tantalising, unforgettable Northern, we've all loved for decades, but still fully appreciated, as supply has always been scarce...

no chance of an over-played tag with this baby!

Condition Report

Two clean full colour labels, revealing only the merest signs of careful storage. Full gloss mint minus vinyl,

Two clean full colour labels, revealing only the merest signs of careful storage. Full gloss mint minus vinyl,

Kings Of Hearts - A Little Togetherness / When You Wish Upon A Star - Zea Records ZEA 50004

Kings Of Hearts

A Little Togetherness / When You Wish Upon A Star

Zea: ZEA 50004 (45s)

Actually over the decades this 1971 variation of the timeless Northern Soul anthem has been its least seen incarnation.

High quality fidelity, plus the bonus of no confusion of the authenticity of the press that the 1966 Canterbury press of the never ever gonna

Condition Report

two bright clean multi-coloured labels, full gloss mint minus unblemished vinyl

two bright clean multi-coloured labels, full gloss mint minus unblemished vinyl

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