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Cheers...Mark Rez

 

Randy Brown ‘Are You Lonely’ (3 Way / UK / 1988 / M-) £50

( Start off with a banger — I can honestly say that I never knew this had been pressed to 7”!?! Sure — I’ve had / seen the 12” a few times down the years and the LP — but — a 7”...? Wow Wow Wow...killer-driller version of the Hipnotic tune with Randy’s wonderful vox making this a real stunner — believe me, this is close to impossible to find... )

 

San Antonio’s Own HorIzon ‘They Don’t Make Em Like You’ (AAA / USA / 1982 / M-) £100

( Unplayed, multi-coloured label, first press copy of this ace Modern Soul / Boogie killer with some fantastic synth / MOOG parts and exquisite brass — my first copy in years and years... )

 

Bobby Patterson ‘I’m In Love With You’ (Action (black-green) / UK / 1972 / Ex+) £75

( Beautiful copy of a stunning Crossover tune — dinked middle but A-1 apart from that — few very, very minor scuffs...superb brass parts... )

 

King Curtis Combo ‘Jay Walk’ (Alcor / USA / 1960s / M-) £10

( New one on me? It’s deffo KC himself here cos his tenor sax style is unmistakeable but this must be VERY early a la 1961 / 1962...bordering on that ‘Popcorn’ sound so beloved by one and all thesedays... 

 

The Variations ‘Sayin It, Doin It’ (Amour / USA / 1974 / M-) £15

( Lovely black / white demo copy of this quirky Disco-Funk groover which has been picking up lotsa fans lately — almost like an early Hip-Hop tune ith some heavy-sounding dudes giving it large over a lively backing with flute, nice perc and wah wah gee-tars...very good indeed... )

 

Jeff Perry ‘Love Don’t Come No Stronger...’ / ‘I’ve Got To See You Right Away’ (Arista / USA / 1975 / M-) £15

( Immaculate copy, 100% unplayed... )

 

Willie Tee ‘Walking Up A One Way Street’ (Atlantic (red) / UK / 1966 / Ex) £20

( Beautiful, red label Atlantic OG press for this evergreen NS midpacer... )

 

Alton Ellis ‘Tumbling Tears’ (Bamboo / UK / 1970 / VG) £40

( One of THE best Reggae-got-Soul 45s ever laid down — this IS “Jamaican Soul” — Alton was one of the finest vocalists ever to come outta JA — and — this is definitely one of his best tunes — kooky instrumental called ‘Joyland’ by Sound Dimensio on the flip which is certainly off-the-wall — a huge Coxsone Dodd-produced 45 — lotsa scuffs / minor crackle here and there and a sticker to topside but ***nothing*** like that will be able to stop your enjoyment of this 45.... )

 

Jackie Wilson ‘It Only Happens When I Look At You’ (Brunswick / UK / 1977 / M-) £75

( One of Jackie’s biggest NS tunes EVER — only pressed on 7” here in the UK — no USA equivalent exists...FACT! This is one of those weird / unusual instances that occasionally happens in NS where the issue is rarer than the demo...I’ve had 3 / 4 (red) demos down the years but this is definitely the first issue copy I’ve ever had...wow....what a tune, what a voice... )

 

Eddie McLoyd ‘Once You Fall In Love’ / ‘Baby Get Down’ (Brunswick / UK / 1975 / M-) £20

( Immaculate copy of this much-coveted mid-paced 70s NS dancer — hard on UK...and — I’ve never actually seen an issue before either — most copies are demos...very decent flip too — appears unplayed — just dusty after years in my storage... )

 

Count Basie and his Orchestra ‘Green Onions’ (Brunswick / USA / 1967 / M-) £15

( Nice/scarce black-blue demo copy here in the correct Brunswick custom sleeve — wonderful arrangement/s from Basie here — would make a great ‘ender’ at an NS do, eh? Very fair price here, kids... )

 

Curtis Mayfield ‘Move On Up’ +2 (Buddah / UK / 1971 / M-) £30

( Dinked middle but otherwise immaculate...just as rare on UK as it’s USA counterpart, believe me... )

 

Sins Of Satan ‘Dance And Free Your Mind pts 1 & 2’ (Buddah / USA / 1976 / M-) £20

( Stunning Disco-Funk-Boogie from this bizarrely-named combo — all of their stuff is well worth checking....tuff on 7”.. )

 

Cheryl Hunter ‘Do It Right’ (Budweiser / USA / 1985 / M-) £40

( Unplayed copy of this exceptionally good (and highly-rare) Modern Soul dancer on the elusive Budweiser label...UNPLAYED... )

 

Andy Williams ‘The House Of Bamboo’ (Cadence / USA / 1959 / VG+) £8

( Nice to have this on the OG USA press — simply a ‘kitsch’ classic... )

 

Clarence Mann ‘Show Me Girl’ (California Gold / USA / 1985 / M-) £40

( Unplayed WD copy of this highly sought-after Modern Soul dancer... )

 

Barrett Strong ‘Man Up In The Sky’ (Capitol / UK / 1976 / M-) £50

( Unplayed demo copy of this unbeatable Modern Soul swayer...seen for £100 only this week...pi*s taker... )

 

Michael Prowtle ‘What You’re Looking For Is Here’ (Castle / USA / 1983 / M-) £50

( Unplayed copy of this superb Modern Soul dancer... )

 

Philly Devotions ‘Hurt So Bad pts 1 & 2’ (Columbia / USA / 1976 / M-) £15

( Big personal fave — immaculate two-parter...99% unplayed copy here... )

 

Leroy Hutson ‘Blackberry Jam’ / ‘I Think I’m Falling In Love’ (Curtom / USA / 1976 / M-) £20

( Rare 45 — my 2 favourite jams from LH’s unbeatable ‘Hutson II’ set — Blackberry Jam’ was just SO FAR ahead of it’s time I terms of arrangement / instrumentation and ‘I Think I’m Falling In Love With You’ is, well, just mesmeric — outstanding double-sider...unplayed copy here... )

 

Natural Four ‘You Bring Out The Best In Me’ / ‘You Can’t Keep Running Away’ (Curtom / USA / 1974 / M-) £8

( Another outstanding Windy City double-sider — Leroy Hutson-produced...say no more... )

 

Leroy Hutson ‘Can’t Stay Away’ , ‘Cool Out’ (Curtom / USA / 1975 / Ex+) £8

( Fantastic Soul cuts from a creative genius at his peak... )

 

Fruit ‘Say It’ / ‘If You Feel It Say Yeah’ (Cypress / USA / 1978 / M-) £50

( Massive Soulful Boogie double-sider which WILL rise in price as soon as the last few available copies dry up — just totally irresistible, both sides — I DEFY you to sit still when this drops....ya want ‘Cosmic Soul’...? Look no further....unplayed — would have been HUGE on the Modern Soul scene back in the day, trust me.......... )

 

Earl Grant ‘House Of Bamboo’ (Decca / USA / 1961 / Ex) £25

( Make Way For The Original — as later covered to great effect by Andy Williams...I prefer this version — so much tougher...watch the floor fill to this...few scuffs — minor stuff, believe me — huge on SO many scenes down the years...Jazz Dance / Rocking / Popcorn / Northern Soul etc — everybody loves this...my first-ever Decca USA copy ;-)

 

Laurel Aitken ‘Fire (In Your Wire)’ (Doctor Bird / UK / 1969 / VG) £40

( Many scuffs / surface marks BUT still plays loud and proud...one of Laurel’s ‘rudest’ tunes and one of his best / rarest 60s releases — flip ain’t bad either — fair price for a cool Doctor Bird seven... )

 

Harvey Scales ‘Single Girls’ / ‘Spend The Night Forever’ (Earthtone / USA / 1980s / M-) £50

( UNPLAYED copy of tis impeccable Modern Soul double-sider — ‘Single Girls’ was absolutely HUGE for Richard Searling at venues like Parkers back in the 80s / 90s — stunning dancer — flip is also awesome Deep Soul — rare as ya like, and then some...as Tricky Dicky used to say... )

 

Jonnie Baby ‘Special Things’ (Elektra / USA / 1986 / M-) £25

( Incredibly deep and soulful 2 Stepper / Midtempo dancer and another one that was absolutely HUGE in the North West for DJs like Richard Searling and Dean back in the late-80s / 90s — unplayed copy here in correct custom sleeve... )

Hudson People ‘Trip To Your Mind’ (Ensign / UK / 1979 / M-) £50

( Unplayed copy in correct custom sleeve — huge indemander... )

 

Rosie Gaines ‘Crazy’ (Epic / USA / 1987 / M-) £5

( Unplayed copy in correct custom sleeve...fantastic 2 Stepper...bargain price cos it came to me cheap... 

 

Marva Whitney ‘Daddy Don’t Know About Sugar Bear’ / ‘We Need Love...’ (Excello / USA / 1973 / M-) £30

( One of the few 45s on this lady that was NOT produced by JB...both sides kill it... )

 

Larry Harlow ‘That Groovy Shingaling’ / ‘Mess Around’ (Fania (gold) / USA / 1960s / VG+) £40

( One of my fave Latin-Funk-Boogaloo double-siders — both sides absolutely mash it up...teeny-tiny bit of surface noise here and there — minimal... )

 

Kay Robinson ‘This Old World’ / ‘Lord I’m Yours’ (Federal / USA / 1960s / M-) £120

( Unplayed black-yellow demo copy of this incredible Gospel Soul-Funk double-sider — just a joy to be able to offer it — this woman’s voice could melt granite... )

 

Johnnie & Bill ‘On My Way To School’ (Federal / USA / 1960s / M-) £30

( Rare R&B / early-Soul belter from these two Sam & Dave soundalikes...immaculate copy in cool Federal custom sleeve... ) 

 

Al Brisco Clark & His Orch. ‘Soul Food pts 1 & 2’ (Fontana / USA / 960s / M-) £40

( Murder-rare JB-produced Mod / Organ-Funk grinder offered here on an immaculate WD copy in a gorgeous Fontana custom sleeve — very, VERY rarely pops up for sale, believe dat.... ) 

 

Momie-O ‘You’re Welcome, Stop On By’ / ‘Once You Get Started’ (I-Dentify / USA / 1975 / M-) £50

( Confession? I’m not a big Bobby Womack fan when he performs himself — his voice bugs me and I don’t really like ‘Southern’ sounding stuff too much neither BUT he certainly has written some great songs in his time and this is one of em...Momie-O IS Vicky Anderson — dunno who the male vocalist is here but he can sure hold a tune — produced by my man, Fred Wesley and JB was in the studio too — rarer than rare WD copy here too — oh boy.... )

 

Irma Thomas ‘It’s A Man’s Woman’s World pts 1 & 2’ (Imperial / USA / 1966 / M-) £5

( Nicely ‘altered’ version of the big JB tune of the same / similar title — unplayed copy in correct Imperial custom sleeve... )

 

Hands Of Time ‘I’ll Never Forget You’ / ‘This Love For Real’ (Inner City / USA / 1970s / M-) £40

( Immaculate copy of this much-indemand Crossover Soul double-sider — both Leroy Hutson tunes too — so — guessing this is outta the Windy City...? Wonderful stuff... )

 

The De Vons ‘Someone To Treat Me’ / ‘Never Find A  Love Like Mine’ (King / USA / 1960s / M-) £50

( Currently popular NS mid-pacer as produced by JB himself — flip is also quite delightful... )

 

Elsie Mae ‘Do You Really Want To Rescue Me pts 1 & 2’ (King / USA / 1960s / M-) £30

( Unplayed copy of a big fave Sister Funk slammer — both sides.... )

 

Yvonne Fair & The James Brown Band ‘It Hurts To Be In Love’ / ‘You Can Make It If You Try’ (King / USA / 1962 / M-) £40

( Immaculate white-black King demo copy of this stunning double-sider — topside is raucous R&B and flip is a stunning slowie — very, very hard to come by in this kinda nice shape — slight WOL but looks like pencil so may well clean off just fine — this will be a job for the buyer — ok? )

 

Marva Whitney ‘This Girl’s In Love With You’ (King / USA / 1970 / M-) £25

( Immaculate promo copy with ‘T G I L W Y’ on both sides — unusual in itself — comes housed in a King custom sleeve )

 

Vicki Anderson ‘I Want To Be In The Land Of Milk And Honey’ (King / USA / 1970 / M-) £25

( Stunning copy — unplayed — in correct custom sleeve.... )

 

Willie Clayton ‘Show And Tell’ (Kirstee / USA / 1980s / M-) £5

( Wonder whatever happened to Willie? Great voice — now retired, it seems...lovely version of the Al Wilson here — it’s all in the vocals, eh? Unplayed.... )   

 

Patterson Twins ‘They're Playing Our Song On The Radio pts 1 & 2’ (Kon-Kord / USA / 1984 / M-) £40

( Wonderful Modern Soul dancer — my first-ever copy... )

 

Mellaa ‘Free’ / ‘Makin Love In The Fast Lane’ (Larc / USA / 1982 / M-) £50

( Immaculate copy of this excellent Modern Soul double-sider... )

 

The Soul Reps ‘Soul Food pts 1 & 2’ (Limelight / USA  / 1960s / M-) £15

( Unusual little Mod / Boogaloo dancer with a deeeeep bassline — great B3-led rhythm — in a Limelight custom sleeve...kinda plays on the ‘Green Onions’ lick but is still strong in it’s own right.... )

 

A Brother’s Guiding Light ‘Getting Together’ / ‘Sweet Stuff’ (Mercury / USA / 1973 / M-) £100

( 99% unplayed copy — rarer issue too — of this never-bettered Modern Soul / Funk double-sider — right up there with the best... )

 

Bobby Bennett and the Dynamics ‘Soul Jerk pts 1 & 2’ (Loma / USA / 1960s / Ex+) £75

( Hugely rare JB production — never, ever clapped eyes on this one before — seen at £200 elsewhere only this week...killer early-Soul / Popcorn joint with some amazing brass...issue copy here and some slight rubbing to A side label — minimal....rare one..... )

 

Andy Williams ‘House Of Bamboo’ (London (tri-centre) / UK / 1959 / Ex+) £10

( Incredibly clean for a 54 year old record, eh? Nice on a London OG tri centre too... )

 

The Pioneers ‘My Good Friend James’ (Mercury / UK / 1977 / M-) £150

( What a tune — I’ve been lucky enough to have had 3 copies of this pass thru my hands in the last 12 months and this one is easily the best of em — immaculate — sticker demo copy too — Eddy Grant at his almighty best in the studio here — some misinformed people have been trying to tell me lately that the Ice press is the original? IT ISN’T.....!!! Get that into your heads — Mercury came first...monumental Modern Soul dancer.... )

 

Razzy ‘I Hate Hate’ (MGM / UK / 1974 / Ex+) £15

( This is THE best mix / version — much tougher and more soulful that the USA Aquarian release — Modern Soul anthem...lovely copy here... )

 

Ray Rivera Orch. ‘Got My Mojo Working’ / ‘Salt Mines’ (MGM / USA / 1970s / Ex+) £20

( Spectacularly clean, yellow/black Demo copy of this wonderful Latin-Soul / Funk double-sider — used to be easy to find but ain’t no more — both sides kick it hard... )

 

Detroit City Limits ‘Ninety Eight Cents Plus Tax’ / ‘Honey Chile’ (Okeh / USA / 1960s / M-) £75

( Unplayed, big ‘A’ demo copy of this outstanding instrumental double-sider outta the Motor City — best copy you’ll EVER see... )

 

Pat Kelley ‘How Long Will It Take’ / ‘Try To Remember’ (Pama Gas / UK / 1969 / Ex+) £10

( Cracking Rocksteady double-sider from the Golden Era.... )

 

Laurel Aitken ‘Walk Right Back’ (Pama NuBeat / UK / 1969 / VG) £10

( Another nice 45 from Laurel this List — great version of ‘Save The Last Dance’ on the flip too — could use a damned good clean... )

 

Nina Simone ‘I Put A Spell On You’ (Philips / UK / 1965 / VG+) £12

( Lovely copy — few scuffs — plays like a dream — in correct custom sleeve — ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood’ on flip has a nasty scuff on it which causes a click (but not a jump!) for first minute...what a version...in a UK Philips custom sleeve... ) 

 

Samson and Delilah with the Boss Four ‘Don’t Listen To Your Friends’ (voc/inst) (Pittsburgh International / USA / 1970s / M-) £100

( Incredibly rare and highly indemand Funky-Soul dancer — unplayed copy here...

 

Shaker ‘Give Me Love’ / ‘Since We’re Not Together’ (Pittsburgh International / USA / 1960s / M-) £40

( Unplayed copy of the other good one on this hard label.... )

 

Alton & Johnny ‘Hang On In There Baby’ (voc/inst) (Polydor / UK / 1980 / M-) £20

( Highly indemand at the moment — fantastic male/female vocal version — unplayed.... )      

 

Ambelique ‘Talk Like That’ / ‘Version’ (RaG Town / Jamaica / 1988 / M-) £30

( Unplayed copy — wonderful Modern Soul dancer / 2 Stepper...very, very hard on OG... )

 

The Joe Cuba Sextet ‘Psychedelic Baby + 3’ (RCA / Spain / 1960s / VG/VG+) £20

( Only my second-ever copy of this ace EP — am always on the look out for it too — plays @ 33 RPM too — 4 wonderful tracks on Joe ‘Bang, Bang’ , ‘Oye Como Va’ , ‘TCOB’ and — of course ‘ ‘Psychedelic Baby’ — minor wear to pic sleeve and a few scuffs to vinyl but apart from that, it’s all hunky-dory — listening to ‘TCOB’ as I type — reminds me a lot of Cal Tjader’s ‘Soul Sauce’ — builds beautifully...wonderful EP... )   

 

The Brothers ‘Are You Ready For This’ (RCA / UK / 1975 / M-) £20

( One of THE biggest insts ever played on the NS scene — here on a tuff, immaculate UK press — noice....’Everybody Loves A Winner’ on flip.... )

 

Jenny One-Shot ‘Double Barrel’ (RCA / UK / 1971 / Ex+) £10

( Well — this is definitely up there with one of THE kookiest records I’ve ever featured...a kinda ‘Glam Rock’ cover version of Dave & Ansel Collins ‘Double Barrel’ smash — produced by Jonathan King — with a string quartet for backing...? Voiced by Jenny One-Shot in a breathy, Helen Reddy-styled vocal and backed up by a pseudo-Reggae 4 / 4 beat played by some studio / session no-ho’s...ya gotta love it, right? I do....totally unique, as only done ever here in the U of K... )

 

Dave Collins ‘Sunshine Rock’ / ‘Hot Line’ (Rhino / UK /1973 / M-) £15

( Immaculate copy here — Demo too — more amazing stuff from Lee Perry — and in a nice Rhino custom sleeve too — excellent 45... )

 

Brotherly Love ‘Whole Lotta You In Me’ (Robinson & Son / USA / 1990 / M-) £40

( Unplayed copy... )

 

Four Below Zero ‘My Baby’s Got ESP pts 1 & 2’ (Roulette / USA / 1976 / M-) £75

( Immaculate copy of one of Patrick Adam’s finest productions.... )

 

Dunn Pearson Jr ‘Groove On Down pts 1 & 2’ (Shyrlden / USA / 1978 / M-) £25

( Believe me — this is close to impossible to find on both 12” and 7”...unplayed copy here.... )

  

Willie Collins ‘She’s Hot pts 1 & 2’ (Skyride / USA / 1983 / M-) £15

( Unplayed copy of this much-indemand Modern Soul / Boogie biggie — very difficult on 12”...top tune that would have been massive @ Rock City back in the day but was as yet undiscovered back then, I believe...? )

 

Four Wonders ‘Just Looking For My Love’ / ‘Haven’t We Been Good For Each Other’ (Solid Foundation / USA / 1974 / Ex+) £75

( Hard issue copy here with both sides — usually turns up as a demo with ‘J L F M L’ on both sides — my first-ever copy.... )

 

Edwin Starr ‘There You Go’ (voc/inst) (Soul / USA / 1973 / M-) £12

( Quality all the way from Edwin — one of his best — inst’ works well too for me... ) 

 

Ash Soul, Inc. ‘I Do Love You’ / ‘Looking Up’ (Soul Ash Productions / USA / 1970s / M-) £500

( Unplayed copy of one of THE most indemand Crossover Soul 45s ever...trust me — this record has NEVER been near a turntable — difficult to put into words just how amazingly stunning this record is...impeccable.....flip is something quite different again, min — a banging instrumental that probably would have been massive at Wigan Casino at it’s peak — an out and out stomping instrumental — takes me back.... )

 

Spice ‘Sweet Norma Jones’ (Sound Gems / USA / 1974 / M-) £10

( Great early Philly beater from a very young John Davis...unplayed copy here.... )

 

Bobbi Lynn ‘Earthquake’ / ‘Opportunity Street’ (Stateside / UK / 1967 / Ex+) £50

( Beautiful copy of this rare UK Northern Soul stomper — topside is the biggie but don’t forget to check the flip — also well, well worthy of your love — great copy here.... )

 

Otis Gayle ‘I’ll Be Around’ / ‘Version’ (Studio One (red-yellow) / USA / 1970s / Ex+) £40

( 100% OG JA press in immaculate condition for this masterpiece of Jamaican soul — does it really get any better? Really....? I also have 90s reissue copies @ £8 for those of you who are happy with that, ok? )

 

Tommy Duncan ‘Dance, Dance, Dance’ / ‘Let’s Try It Over Again’ (Sue / UK / 1966 / Ex+) £40

( Must say I see these original Sue’s so rarely thesedays that it’s an absolute treat for me to be able to offer you an original Tommy Duncan here (the Bell issue is also creeping up in price too, btw) both sides are absolutely eqquisite and sounding mighty fine all over again — again — if I’ve got an original Sue custom sleeve to pop this into at the time then I will, pls remind me...wonderful release on a wonderful label... )

 

Tommy Tate ‘What Gives You The Right’ / ‘If I Gave You My Heart’ (Sundance / USA / 1980s / M-) £15

( Unplayed copy of this great Modern Soul double-sider... )

 

Skatalites ‘Beardman Ska’ (Supreme / Jamaica / 1990s / M-) £15

( Rare repress for this unmissable Ska tune.... )

 

Five Special ‘The More I Get To Know You pts 1 & 2’ (Teat / USA / 1976 / M-) £25

( Big personal fave and one of the first 70s tunes I bought as a very young ‘niter goer back in the early 80s...UNPLAYED....... )

 

WQBC ‘Love Me Anyway’ (Thunder Bay / USA / 1984 / M-) £40

( I wore my first copy of this out very quickly — massive influence on a young Mark Rez as a new release......immaculate copy here...right up there with Family Of Eve for me, believe DAT...... ) 

 

Baba Brooks Band ‘One Eyed Giant’ (Torpedo / UK / 1974 / M-) £25

( Insane Ska tune — big ‘A’ demo copy too — mad uptempo 60s banger with great rasping brass — ‘Every Step I Make’ by Steve Jarvis on flip is also good — JA Soul as produced by my friend and yours, Eddy Grant — immaculate copy here.... )

 

Nora Dean ‘Angie La-La’ (Treasure Isle / Jamaica / 1960s / M-) £12

( Just a reissue here kids — sorry - unplayed copy from — at a guess — the late-90s — impossible to pigeon-hole — Jamaican music but not really Reggae as such — dunno.... )

 

Hidden Strength ‘I Don’t Want To Be A Lone Ranger’ / ‘Happy Song’ (UA / USA / 1976 / M-) £25

( Waaaay rarer issue copy with ‘Happy Song’ on flip... )

 

Bobby Womack ‘Across 110th Street’ (UA / USA / 1973 / M-) £25

( Immaculate copy ‘Hang On In There’ on flip — Blaxploitation doesn’t get tougher than this...... )

 

Kai Winding ‘Comin’ Home Baby’ (Verve / USA / 1960s / M-) £12

( Great version — tough to find ‘More’ on flip is also well-loved...beautiful copy... )

 

Cal Tjader ‘Soul Sauce’ (Verve / USA / 1965 / M-) £40

( Best / cleanest copy I’ve ever had / seen... )

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