Leroy Knox and the Gaypoppers

The Mistakes I Made / Here I Am

Soul Sounds : 3312

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  • Artist: Leroy Knox and the Gaypoppers
  • A Side: The Mistakes I Made
  • B Side: Here I Am
  • Label: Soul Sounds
  • Format: 45s



  • Vinyl Condition: E+
  • Label Condition: M-
  • Sleeve Condition: M-

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a DJ Maker!

Its been a long time since a record has knocked me off my feet, so now..strap yourself in! Leroy Knox and his Gaypoppers are about to take you on a white-knuckle ride of ferocious Northern Soul!

It is only records of this calibre, displaying that seldom encountered combination of extreme rarity, coupled with acute power relentlessly emitting proper-real-deal Northern Soul...this level of fearless recording are Northern Soul DJ reputation makers.. with the capacity to elevate a fringe NS DJ up into the upper echelons or cementing the already impeccable reputation of rare-soul A-list DJs. .

Only records of this status have the capacity to change-the-game... move the establish order.. just like the "Dig Deeper" DJs of Brooklyn, Richard Lewis & Michael Robinson have been doing for a couple of decades now. Playing The Rarest Of The Rare to fresh minds outside Europe. Michael has a copy, he found decades ago, but past that I'm struggling to find any meaningful DJ presence of this 45 in 2021. .

Now listen and just imagine dropping this NS hand-grenade being dropped on the Rugby Benn Hall faithful between midnight and 1 a.m. That authentic Allnighter atmosphere would ignite into dancefloor mayhem. Not to mention the scholarly old-codgers in the record-bar, they would surely be needing defibrillators standing by..

Totally belting slab of beyond-rare Northern Soul, that very few people in the world can boast of ever seeing, hearing and certainly not owning.

But do expect some competition from vocal-group harmony ballad DJ's also ... because the flipside is a real-beauty, also!

Condition Report

Two clean label, full gloss RCA pressed vinyl reveals only a few soft sleeve hairlines, both sides play beautifully clean.

A Side

  • Title: The Mistakes I Made

    B Side

  • Title: Here I Am
  • Year: 1969
  • City: Chicago, Illinois