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I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records — as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases / sealed records
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me — any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an Ex+
EX+ is a very strong grade for me — just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape — lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks — not nice.

All media links are directly underneath each item in

red — just hover your mouse over the link and when it turns

blue click on it and it will take you directly to the YouTube page or my own soundfile / scan.

 

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7"s:

 

The Dells ‘Your Song’ (20th Century / UK / 1980 / M-) £50

( Unplayed, big ‘A’ demo copy of this all-time classic Northern / Modern Soul dancer….in correct custom sleeve… )

 

Johnny Bristol ‘Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me’ (Ariiola / UK / 1980 / M-) £8

( Beautiful copy of a Modern Soul anthem… )

 

Leo & Sherry ‘You Are My Everything’ (Barbara Jean / USA / 1980s / M-) £375

( Unplayed copy of this stunning Modern Soul rarity — my first-ever copy… )

 

Shirley & The Shirelles ‘Look What You’ve Done To My Heart’ / ‘A Most Unusual Boy’ (Bell / UK / 1969 / VG) £5

( Slightly rough copy — lotsa surface marks and some slight crackle — but — plays thru clean on both sides — two great cuts here — topside is banging NS and flip is a dark wrist-slasher… )

 

Al Wilson ‘Show And Tell’ (Bell / UK / 1973 / M-) £5

( Immaculate copy of this evergreen midpaced MS dancer — best version…. )

 

Tony Clarke ‘Landslide’ / ‘The Entertainer’ (Chess / UK / 1974 / M-) £12

( All-time classic double sider… )

 

Julia Dewitt ‘If You Want Your Man’ (Cord / USA / 1972 / M-) £40

( Very fair price here nowadays for this sublime Femme Sister Funker / Souler — both sides well worthy of your love — STONE MINTER…. )

 

Cassandra ‘I’ll Never Let You Go Out Of My Life (voc/inst)’ (Decca / UK / 1977 / M-) £25

( Massive Lovers Rock tune — just a joy — sounds like a Dennis Bovell joint to me? Demo copy here too…God only knows what it’s doing on Decca…? Unplayed… )

 

The Quartette Tres Bien ‘Pamelam-A-Lam’ / ‘Love Is A Hurtin’ Thing’ (Decca / USA / 1960s / M-) £25

( Never had / seen this one on these guys before? I hear people calling this kinda stuff ‘Popcorn’ now? Sorry — Popcorn it ain’t — it’s just a solid 60s Mod / Jazz floorworker of the highest order in an immaculate Decca custom baggie…great flip too…unplayed copy… )

 

James Brown ‘Shout and Shimmy’ (Delta / USA / 1960s / VG) £5

( This one is kinda rough so I’ve priced it right down — plays all thru just fine but is deffo a tad noisy…. )

 

Phyllis Hyman ‘Baby (I’m Gonna Love You)’ (Desert Moon / USa / 1976 / M-) £10

( Unplayed demo copy here…in correct Buddah custom sleeve…her best-ever tune? I think so — one of THE biggest 2 Step tracks of all time…magnificent……..

 

Bobby Jonz ‘Win Your Love’ (Dispo / USA / 1982 / M-) £15

( Lovely Modern Soul shuffler — unplayed copy here… )

 

Sons Of Robin Stone ‘Let’s Do It Now’ (Epic / USA / 1976 / M-) £15

( Unplayed M/S demo copy — fantastic midtempo Modern Soul — all-time classic…in correct Epic custom sleeve… 

 

Billy Proctor and Love System ‘(I’m Gonna) Chop Down That Oak Tree’ / ‘Keepin’ Up With The Joneses’ (Epic / USA / 1975 / M-) £150

( Huge Modern Soul — absolutely massive — close-to-impossible to find issue copy here with both sides on — most copies are M/S demos….unplayed…. )

 

Stanley Clarke ‘Straight To The Top’ (Epic / UK / 1982 / M-) £10

( Was SO HUGE on the Modern Soul scene as a new release waaaaay back in the day…in a nice Epic custom sleeve too — stunning dancer… )

 

Rufus Wood ‘Ghettoville’ / ‘Before 2001’ (Espanol / USA / 1968 / M-) £50

( Black text print second pressed copy for this monster Northern Soul / Deep Funk double-sider — the blue text label first press is literally impossible to find, believe me… )

 

Expo ‘Road To Sunshine’ / ‘Always Thinking Of You’ (Euphonic / USA / 1984 / M-) £50

( Certified IMPOSSIBLE-TO-FIND funky Modern Soul which really, really is obscure — unplayed copy here… )

 

Marva Whitney ‘Your Love Was Good To Me’ / ‘Saving My Love For My Baby’ (Federal / USA / 1969 / M-) £15

( 2 back-to-back killers from this unique Diva (RIP) — unplayed copy in Federal custom sleeve… )

 

Solid Core ‘It Takes Time’ (Hitten Hard / USA / 1985 / M-) £40

( Ultra-rare / obscure Modern Soul dancer outta NYC — unplayed copy here….

 

The Solars ‘Here’s My Heart’ / ‘Nobody Knows But My Baby And Me’ (King (blue) / USA / 1960s / M-) £25

( Unplayed, black-yellow demo copy of this rare King release — one side pounding NS and te other an exquisite slowie — JB strikes again…! )

 

Vicki Anderson and James Brown ‘Think’ / ‘Nobody Cares’ (King (blue) / USA / 1971 / M-) £12

( Unplayed copy in correct custom sleeve — stunning ‘earlier’ version of Vicki’s later worldwide smash — great flip by her too — stunner… )

 

Wyonie Harris ‘Lovin’ Machine’ / ‘Luscious Woman’ (King (blue) / USA / 1960s / M-) £250

( Unplayed, green vinyl copy of one of THE most indemand R&B / Jump-Blues 45s ever…simply impossible to find in this condition — dancefloor slayer…. )

 

James Brown and his Famous Flames ‘Please Please Please’ (King EP / USA / 1960s / Ex+/M-) £250

( Vertified by those who KNOW as THE rarest JB 45 / EP ever…also known as ‘skirt sleeve’ — email me for further details…wax is A-1 — unplayed — sleeve is just slightly worn / yellowed… )

 

Bobby Cutchins ‘I Did It Again’ (Lasso / USA / 1977 / M-) £20

( 100% OG, original press copy NOT the later repress / boot…unplayed…. )

 

Tony Fox ‘E.S.P’ (Mayfield / USA / 1960s / VG+) £15

( Nice white DJ / promo copy here - not ever seen many promos on this label — few scuffs here and there and some minor crackle but still in great shape overall….one of Curtis’s very early imprints…. )

 

Fire and Rain ‘Hello Stranger’ / ‘Somebody To Love’ (Mercury / USA / 1972 / M-) £15

( Nice WDJ copy of this indemand version of the Barbara Lewis tune — right up there with the best actually — interesting cover version of the Jefferson Airplane / Grace Slick track on the flip too — nice 45….great price…. )

 

Willard Burton ‘Warm The Pot’ / ‘Let Me Be Your Pacifier’ (Money / USA / 1976 / M-) £25

( Unplayed copy…top side is good Funk and flip is well-loved X-over… )

 

The Different Strokes ‘Everyday People’ / ‘Sing A Simple Song’ Okeh / USA / 1960s / VG+)£30

( Beautiful WDJ copy of this killer funky /clubby double-sider — both sides kill it — both sides Sly Stone covers….few scuffs nothing major at all… )

 

The Gypsies ‘Jerk It’ (Old Town / USA / 1960s / VG+) £20

( Light blue Old Town label, heavy vinyl press for this excellent NS oldie — few scuffs — playback not affected in any way… )

 

The Mohawks ‘The Clock’ / ‘Cheer Me Up’ (Pama Supreme / UK / 1971 / M-) £75

( Unplayed copy of what is undoubtedly one of this fine ensemble’s best / rarest releases — I’ve had ‘Pepsi’ several times but this is only the second time I’ve ever even seen one of these for sale — 2 stunning tracks — not really much to do with Reggae at this point — more Funk / Grooves here — both sides great in their different ways but the instrumental ‘The Clock’ on the topside edges it for me — MUST have been a KPM / Library cut to this at some point cos it’s got all of the hallmarks of that wonderful UK label — a stunner… )

 

Cloud One ‘Atmosphere Strutt pts 1 & 2’ (P&P / USA / 1976 / M-) £8

( No comment required…immaculate copy… )

 

Roy Hamilton ‘She’s Got A Heart’ (RCA / USA / 1960s / M-) £30

( Unplayed WDJ copy of this huge NS dancer from golden-voiced Roy…. )

 

The Salsoul Orchestra feat. Loleatta Holloway ‘Run Away’ (Salsoul / USA / 1977 / M-) £40

( Rare Salsoul 7” — unplayed copy…. )

 

Richard C ‘It’s Hard To Make It’ / ‘I Want You Back’ (Sho-Boat / USA / 1984 / M-) £40

( Unplayed copy of this Modern Soul monster — great memories…. )

 

Yvonne Fair ‘Baby, Baby, Baby’ / ‘Just As Sure’ (Smash / USA / 1966 / M-) £15

( Immaculate copy of this excellent double-sider in correct custom sleeve…. )

 

Lady Margo ‘I’ve Got Just The Thing pts 1 & 2’ (Soul World / USA / 1960s / M-) £8

( Great little Bluesy / R&B mover outta Chicago….unplayed copy…. )

 

Moments ‘Nine Times’ (Stang / USA / 1976 / M-) £8

( Unplayed copy…. )

 

Sammy Ward ‘Don’t Take It Away’ (Tamla (globes) / USA / 1960s / VG+) £30

( Few scuffs — rare NS on Tamla — OG ‘two globes’ press here — hard one…. )

 

Frank Wilson ‘Do I Love You (Deed I Do)’ (Tamla Motown / UK  / 1079 / M-) £150

( Unplayed Demo copy in correct custom sleeve… )

 

Jean Carn ‘Sweet and Wonderful’ (TSOP / USA / 1981 / M-) £8

( Another classic from Jean C…unplayed copy in correct custom sleeve.. )

 

John McCain ‘They Call Me The Man’ (voc/inst) (Witch’s Brew / USA / 1974 / M-) £40

( Superb Bluesy / Funk on this highly-prized label — I actually prefer the inst mix here — it really gets it on….appears unplayed…. )

 

12"s

 

First Class ‘Candy’ / ‘Don’t Listen To Your Friends’ (Park-Way / USA / 1980 / Ex+) £150

( My first-ever copy — absolutely MONSTER Disco-Boogie-Modern Soul 12” — never, ever comes up for sale…a few very light scuffs here and there — absolutely minimal…GRAIL…. )

 

Four Below Zero ‘My Baby’s Got ESP’ (Roulette / USA / 1976 /Ex/M-) £40

( Minor wear to Roulette custom sleeve — wax is 100% A-1…. )

 

Allan Harris ‘Get Ready’ (Exact Change / USA / 1979 / M-) £75

( 100% OG pressed copy — immaculate — still in shrink…. )

 

The Invitations ‘We Don’t Allow (No Sitting Down In Here)’ / ‘Funky Road’ (Red Greg / USA / 1977 / Ex+/M-) £25

( Still in shrink… )

 

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

( Rare one — promo copy here with extra ‘guitar’ version which isn’t available elsewhere…immaculate copy of this killer 2 Stepper… )

 

Jeanne Napoli ‘Let’s Make Love’ / ‘Forget That Girl’ (Vigor / USA / 1977 / M-/M-) £20

( Unplayed / Immaculate )

 

LPs:

 

Roy Ayers ‘Drivin’ On Up’ (Uno Melodic / UK / 1983 / M-/M-) £25

( If anything, this is even cleaner than ‘Silver Vibrations’ — again — unplayed and this time with the edited version of ‘Chicago’ at 3:53 — stunning stuff from a true Don…. )

 

Roy Ayers and Wayne Henderson ‘Step In To Our Life’ (Polydor / UK / 1978 / VG+/M-) £10

( Seams are just slightly edge-worn, wax is unplayed…with Roy and Wayne’s superb version of Flowers ‘For Real’ — killer trombone parts from WH… )

 

Sandy Barber ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ (Olde World / USA / 1977 / M-/M-) £40

( THE cleanest LP on the whole List — totally and 100% ‘box fresh’ — stunning Disco LP with the killer cut being ‘Don’t You Worry Baby (The Best Is Yet To Come)’ — amazing version….very, very fair price here… )

 

Black Ice ‘I Judge The Funk’ (HDM / USA / 1979 / M-/M-) £20

( Another 100% immaculate album — definitely hasn’t been played, ever….undoubtedely the toughest of their LPs to source — on this tiny FLA indie — with ‘Postcard Love Affair’ , ‘I Judge The Funk’ , ‘There You Go’ etc etc…. )

 

The Futures ‘Past, Present and The Futures’ (PIR / USA / 1978 / M-/M-) £25

( Still tight in it’s shrinkwrap…trust me, this is unplayed….with THE killer “Cosmic 2 Stepper” ‘Ain’t No Time Fa Nothing’ — just stunning and we also get the big NS / Disco crossover tune ‘Party Time Man’ too — immaculate piece… )

 

Leroy Hutson ‘Hutson II’ (Curtom / USA / 1976 / M-/M-) £40

( Unplayed copy — still tight in it’s shrinkwrap — an immaculate set from LH with ‘Blackberry Jam’ , ‘I Think I’m Falling In Love With You’ , ‘Love The Feeling’ etc etc — outstanding LP and actually probably Leroy’s rarest? Top price required for an immaculate copy of a sublime LP…. )

 

Leroy Hutson ‘Feel The Spirit’ (Curtom / UK / 1976 / Ex+/M-) £15

( Beautiful copy — wax is unplayed — sleeve also close to pristine…’Never Know What You Can Do’ , ‘Lovers Holiday’ , ‘Feel The Spirit’ , ‘Don’t Let It Get Next To You’ etc etc — stunning…. )

 

The Imaginations ‘The Imaginations’ (20th Century / USA / 1974 / M-/M-) £15

( Another unplayed LP this month — tight in it’s original shrinkwrap — definitely unplayed….I don’t believe I’ve evr actually had this LP before? Produced by Clarence ‘Starvue’ Johnson so the pedigree is RIGHT up there… )

 

The Independent Movement ‘Slippin’ Away’ (Polydor / USA / 1979 / M-/M-) £25

( Yet another unplayed LP this month — the shrinkwrap is tight and immaculate — always been murder to find, this one…’Slippin’ Away’ title track is just a total winner… )

 

Special Delivery ‘Special Delivery’ (Shield / USA / 1978 / VG/Ex) £20

( Never had this LP before — knew about it — but never actually had it in my hands — MUST be rare? ‘This Kind Of Love’ was a pretty big spin on the Modern Soul scene back in the day — sublime midpacer and ‘Get Up — Express Yourself’ is a great Disco Funker — few scuffs to wax — slight rumble — sleeve is just ringworm / seam frayed — no splits… )

 

The Younghearts ‘Do You Have The Time’ (2oth Century / USA / 1972 / M-/M-) £10

( Another 100% immaculate LP this month — still tight in it’s shrinkwrap…classic title track… )

 

Chosen Few ‘Everybody Plays The Fool’ (Trojan / UK / 1975 / M-/M-) £50

( Unplayed copy! Amazing to find a Reggae LP in this kinda shape actually — this truly is virginal…all of this outfit’s stuff is ever-indemand and this LP is a peach  with: ‘Queen Majesty’ , ‘Reggae Stuff’ (Kool & The Gang ‘Funky Stuff’ cover) ‘My Thing’ , ‘Hide & Seek’ etc etc — solid and 100% enjoyable Funky Reggae / Soul LP outta the top drawer…breathtaking condition… )

 

Ken Lazarus ‘Todays Pleasure’ (FRM / Jamaica / 1970 / VG+/VG+) £20

( Surprisingly nice copy…absolutely murder to find…my first-ever copy — excellent set with some great cuts like: ‘Duppy Conqueror’ , ‘Holly Holy’ , ‘Deliver Us’ , ‘Johnny Too Bad’ etc etc…rare one… )

 

Various Artists ‘Blue Beat Special’ (Coxsone (blue) / UK / 1968 / Ex/Ex+) £60

( Incredibly clean copy — appears pretty much unplayed — lam is 100% intact — a minor miracle, really…blue Coxsone LPs are so incredibly hard to find at all — let alone in this kinda condish…so? What we got here — SO much goodness: ‘Midnight Special’ — Jackie Mittoo, ‘Early Bird’ — The Soul Brothers, ‘Something Special’ — Soul Vendors, ‘Let Him Try’ — Alton Ellis etc etc — 10 outstanding tracks… )

 

Various Artists ‘Here Comes The Duke’ (Trojan / UK / 1968 / Ex+/Ex+) £60

( Damned near perfect copy of this massive comp — all Duke Reid productions from the Golden Age: ‘Kansas City’ — Joy Landis, ‘Love Up, Kiss Up’ — Termites, ‘Laba Laba Reggae’ — Alton Ellis, ‘Second Fiddle’ — Supersonics etc etc — 12 prime cuts, kidz…. )

Edited by Mark Res

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