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John Manships Auction Results 17-4-2013

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Crystal Touch You're The One C/w Just Funky Fun

Colorado is a famous State for many things - but certainly not SOUL music. So how pleasing is it to find not only an indie Soul 45 but also an outrageously good one.

Take time and listen to a b-side giving up emotional soul with the lead singing the praises of a lady who brings out the best in him. A refreshing change from a “my lady ran off with my best friend” - song.

Tight, tight vocals toy with a tinkling jazzy piano and understated horns..

Truly beautiful and incredibly RARE!

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The winning bid was £ 162.00

Heti Lloyd Soul Sister

Seriously RARE Texas Northern Soul FUNK!

The brief Rap intro is waved aside as the session explodes into raucous Northern Soul / FUNK. A screaming get-together, riding a kitchen-sink production with wave after wave of horns, bongos, lifted by a girl-group chorus with a church-style gospel exuberance, currently rattling my headphones to near destruction.

Take a listen, you are unlikely to hear a more dynamic rarity than this unlisted killer! Potential for value and demand are frankly limitless - only determined by which DJ / collector ends up owning it.

Heti says - “You Can Ask Who I Am.. I’m A Soul Sister..Yes I Am”

… you certainly are..one hell of a SOUL SISTER!

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The winning bid was £ 612.00

Pat Lewis No One To Love C/w (i Owe You) Something

If this was a motor car - the sales pitch would be “one little old lady owner - last driven 1966!”

But it’s a record of major importance so the sales pitch is, this 45 from hte same source as the pristine Gwen Owens, and likewise has never visited to England until last week. Thus avoiding decades of Northern Soul turntable action, that has devalued many a rare trophy over the years.

So listen and melt as Pat Lewis is joined in the studio by LeBaron Taylor & George Clinton to craft a most bewitching piece of Soul-Sister Northern Soul you could ever wish to encounter.

Listen and dream of ownership… but also take time to for the flipside that is only a heartbeat away from being every bit as good..

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The winning bid was £ 1,851.00



Spaniels Maybe

Had it not been for the surprising demise of Philadelphia’s iconic label Arctic at # 160. This Jimmy Bishop session with Pookie Hudson’s boys could well have been Arctic 161. And what a release it would have been too, saturated in that Jimmy Bishop feelgood factor that enriched The Volcanos, Ambassadors, Barbara Mason’s recordings on this beloved label.

Doo-Wop immortals take a lesson in Soul from Jimmy Bishop & Bobby Martin to craft a exciting dancefloor pleaser, that yours truly and several other DJ’s have been dropping into our sets recently.

If it had emerge as Arctic 161 this would long ago have been a Northern Soul trophy, but it was Buddah who picked up the mantel, only for it to get lost, under-promoted within the big record company machine.

Today this is one tricky 45 to acquire - offering grossly under-valued, but Top Quality vocal-group Philly Northern Soul.

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The winning bid was £ 111.00

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Brief Encounter We Want To Play

Legendary modern Soul and boogie album from smalltown Wilkesboro, North Carloina offering the rare-modern-soul DJ not one but 3 killer tracks with no 45 release also offering the Boogie fan just as many again.

check the sound sample which inc: 1. just for love 2. sweet tender loving 3. if you want my love

Condition of the vinyl is immaculate - cover has only the lightest signs of handling - no splits, writing, stains or any other flaw to spoil the view.

Rare, elusive and very wanted album

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The winning bid was £ 255.00

Shades Of Blue Happiness Is The Shades Of Blue

Scarce 1966 Detroit album in just sublime condition.

This treasure includes 3 killer non45 Northern Soul cuts

  1. Millionaire
  2. Exception To The Rule
  3. A Way To Love You
  • the time “Oh How Happy” “with This Ring” etc.

Vinyl and cover could hardly be in finer condition, check out the scans then get the headphones on to witness one of the slickest blue-eyed vocal group’s do classic style mid-60s Motor City Soul!

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The winning bid was £ 81.00

Larry Wright Sweet Sweet Kisses C/w It's Okay With Me

Double Detroit Delight!

Topside is archetypical Motor City Northern Soul, a top-gear freewheeling dancer from the ever-flowing-pens of Richard Popcorn Wylie & Tony Hester, with added attraction of the arranging skills and Baritone sax of Mike Terry you’ve got classic style stomping NS from Detroit with persistent girl chorus, a timely Bari-Sax blows, vibes and a Marvin Gaye inpired vocal this is Detroit at it best.

  • Or is it!

Flip it over for a mid-tempo masterpiece that is so-very-right for today’s NS dancefloor - a session that encapsulates all the very best aspects of 60s Detroit Soul not a merest suggestion of Motown anywhere in the production, instead drawing instead from the interbred influences of Ric Tic / Golden World, Groovesville and Pied Piper. With Mike Terry guiding subtle horns, soothing soul-sisters rising Don Davis style to cradle Larry’s vocal aloft.


a few light surface marks but as you can hear plays just beautifully…

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The winning bid was £ 1,012.00



Two People Stop Leave My Heart Alone C/w Love Dust

Innovative, captivating, infectious and totally different Northern Soul; once heard never forgotten.

Check out Norman Ratner’s vibrant kitchen-sink production of vibes, wild guitar work, horns backing up a beseeching duo, pleading to be left alone - they can’t take it anymore.

For me I can take as much of this tune, as is thrown at me! A Northern soul ear-worm yo just can’t grown tired of - currently enjoying a revival and climbing in demand and value..

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The winning bid was £ 240.00

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Life Tell Me Why C/w That's Life

One of the influential Blackpool Mecca spins that provided a stepping stone from Northern Soul 60’s classic style, to the lush productions of the early 70s, pre-disco and drenched in SOUL!

This 1973 session hit the Northern Soul turntables of England early 1974 causing a minor sensation, as the wah wah guitar intro, followed seamless harmony vocals were a far cry from the staple diet of frantic 60s stompers that had enthralled the “Highland Room” faithful and elevating “The Mecca” to first choice destination, if you wanted to hear the “upfront” Northern Soul.

Colin Curtis & Ian Levine were breaking new ground with obscure new releases that were proving new impossible to find. Life, The Carstairs, Wales Wallace and the like were sending the Northern Soul sound in a different direction.

Life - Tell Me Why - was one of the very finest records from that pioneering period helping to build a lasting imprint Colin Curtis & Ian Levine left on this underground dance scene, that is still talked about today.

Before you, is the extremely elusive STOCK copy which dispels all confusion over authenticity, as the popularity of this tune spawned a mono “counterfeit” white promo by 1976 - that has over the years fooled a few unwary collectors.

RARE and utterly delicious Northern Soul

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The winning bid was £ 263.00

Gene Mcdaniels Walk With A Winner


Some consider this the finest Northern Soul “Last Record” of the evening, if not the finest certainly comfortably sitting in the top five of all time. Presented here as the highly coveted 1965 UK press in near perfect condition retaining it’s original birth sleeve.

The man who helped create Phil Spector’s “Wall Of Sound” Jack Nitzsche, crafts his own “Parapet Of Volume” with a mighty backing to compliment Gene’s booming vocal with an arrangement that epitomizes the “Big City Sound”

Finding a finer British copy will be most unlikely..

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The winning bid was £ 96.00

Barries The Loneliest Man In Town


Well it is to me - I know the group did some Doo-Wop style recordings for Ember & Vernon but this Di-Nan 45 I have personally never seen or heard before.

So those of you who are drawn to the very rare, check out the soundfile that reveals a jerky, primitive harmony mid-tempo early 60s session that is ideal for the early doors sets, as it sounds great with volume ramped up.

Elementary in it;s make-up, primal in some respects, but that’s exactly why I like it! 

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The winning bid was £ 71.00



Nita Rossi Something To Give

A simultaneous mid-70s play at Cleethorpes Pier / Winter Gardens & Wigan Casino.

Again a 45 that was unearthed by the secret army of young Brits perpetually picking-over market stalls, junk shops of the 70s in the hope of discovering a new spin to play, and with DJ’s like Alan Rhodes, Nev Wherry, Rick Scott there was no shortage of outlets to get these British finds played.

This copy is as-good-as-it-gets a pristine1966 British DEMO with two perfect labels and vinyl to match.

OCD British collectors this s not one to miss..

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The winning bid was £ 50.00

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