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back in the day..certainly when i was doing the allniters etc..very few if any unreleased tunes were on the decks or playlists.Since of course, many top sounds have been unearthed.So which stand out for you?..criteria being unreleased at the time (of recent recording or generally at that time) these mainly being the ones that have lain in archives or vaults or produced as limited acetates, tests, not demos that were pressed to precede an intended release. Many now appear on CD to supplement existing recordings and of course the Kent label has unearthed some great stuff.

one of my faves is Maurice Williams-'Look my way' which appeared as an LP only on Kent. So be it northern,crossover,or deep..or whatever whats a really worthy tune thats eventually seen the light of day?

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The originals

Debra johnson

robert dobyne 'just give me a chance'

Hattie littles 'love, troubles...'

Abtone - helpless

eddie holman - slow version of I surrender

Eddie bo - walk that walk

Some of my favourites, remember hearing good ones out and about too but cant remember them, couple off butch and that kinetts inst

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Chuck Jackson - What's With This Loneliness. It has to be one of the most sublime pieces of Sixties Soul never to have been released.

 

"Millionaire" by Chuck Jackson is a big favourite of mine, not issued until the late 1980s, 

There are hundreds of great tracks in this category, it would be good to make a list.

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David Ruffin "David" LP

 

Garland Green "Come Through Me""

 

Lolleatta Holloway "This Mans Arms"

 

Gladys Knight "I"m Gonna Make You Love Me"

 

Fantastic Four "If This World Were Mine"

 

Plus rather a lot of RCA tracks :wink:

 

Cheers Paul

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Too many to mention from the Motown catalogue but these are big favourites...

David Ruffin - I've Got A Need For You

JJ Barnes - I'm Here Now That You Need Me

Ivy Joe Hunter - Only A Lonely Man Would Know

Fantastic Four - Keep On Trying 'Til You Find Love

Fantastic Four - Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy

The Contours - Take Him Back If It Makes You Happy

Tammi Terrell - Lone Lonely Town

Tammi Terrell - I Gotta Find A Way To Get You Back

Jimmy Ruffin - I Gotta Let You Go
The Vows - My Baby Changes Like The Weather

Temptations - I Got Heaven Right Here On Earth

Four Tops - Oh I've Been Blessed

The Monitors - I Can't Get Along Without You

Contours - Baby Hit And Run

Isley Brothers - My Love Is Your Love (Forever)

Joe Stubbs - The Girls I've Chosen To Be My Bride

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Crying Time - Brenda Holloway

I Was A Boy - Arthur Prysock

Not The Marrying Kind - Kenni Lewis

Say It Isn't So - Betty Boo

 

 yes all the RCA/Pied Piper stuff that Ade keeps giving us !!!

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Dozens I've loved hearing for the first time and buying nice and affordable over recent years, thanks SO much to the various people who find / license / release these for us to enjoy! :thumbsup:

 

Just a couple of examples from the Ace/Kent machine which I don't think I'll ever tire of.

Spencer Wiggins - I'm at the breaking point

Willie Bollinger _ I don't want to cry no more

Paramount Four - Sorry ain't the word

 

Likewise from Soul Junction etc...Too many to mention but love this one released a couple of years back:

Natural Impulse - We're gonna make it through

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Surprised no mention so far for Spencer Wiggins---Lets talk it over

One of the best slices of Northern ever

 

Also Gloria Jones's version of Gone With The Wind

 

Marvin Gaye Love Starved Heart

 

Ady's Pied Piper Voodoo Mademoiselle Will get some Hammer when released im sure

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Martha Jean Love - That's The Way The Story Goes / Old Time Lover

Can anyone post a link to these 2 cuts, or an mP3.  I'm a big fan of The Chicago sound, and don't remember ever hearing those.  I bought her ABC single when it was out, and BOTH sides are among my all-time favourite cuts.

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I did here a few years ago that a free 45 of Someday-Tempest came out with the LP on release? never seen one so" I'll put the question out to the members and Collecter's out there.Thanks  Rod.

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Temptations - "A Tear From A Woman's Eyes"

Originals - "Suspicion"

Monitors - "Crying In The Night"

Serenaders - "Tears, Nobody, and a Smile"

Contours - "Baby, Hit and Run"

Brenda Holloway - "Crying Time"

Sammy Turner & Serenaders - "All I Have Left Are Memories"

Kim Weston - "Any Girl In Love"

Versatones - "Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde"

Brenda Holloway - "Love Woke Me Up This Morning"

Carolyn Crawford - "Until You Came Along"

Marvelettes - "I Should Have Known Better"

Tammie Terrell - "All I Do (Is Think About You"

Little Stevie Wonder - "Lois"

Patrice Holloway - "The Touch of Venus"

Velvelettes - "Love Is Good"

Kim Weston - "Build Up My Baby"

Spinners - "We're Gonna Be More Than Friends"

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Think my favorite of the Kent Anniversary 45 releases is The Hytones - Good News, There was also another version on Acetate that went on Ebay a couple years back... Great track fits right next to The Fuller Brothers - Moaning,Groaning, And Crying, Sam & Bill - I'll Try.... Stormin soul!!

 

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:(What was that other Cavaliers track that JT had off Ady. I couldn't wait to get my hands on the RCA Cd that was supposed to come out with them all on........Then it didn't come out, and I never got that Cavaliers track. Just brilliant northern. Gutted.  :(

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chuck carter she's a lover

butch's gerri taylor( ruby Andrews) it's beautiful

servicemen cant stop loving you

speed limits cant say no

sandi Sheldon standing in the need of love

ad libs always be in style

teddy Pendergrass we to love

steve mancha let's party

j.j.barnes the goings on

velvelettes let love live longer

Gladys knight too late for love

tony hester i'll be your champion

Maxine brown I got love

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That's a brilliant song. I also love 'it's company time', can  you hazard a guess as to who the voice of their boss was?

I did see the acetates, and taped them for potential release in "From The Vaults".  I don't know the names of any of the group members.  But, Smokey produced their Motown cuts in 1962 and 1963.  They were the same Versatones that recorded in 1966 for Ernest Burt's Magic City Records, after he bought Wilbur Golden's Correc-Tone Studio and offices at 8912 Grand River.   The Boss is someone with a very deep voice.  Maybe Clarence Paul? Sylvester Potts?  It was probably recorded in 1962, so Robert Bateman was likely gone already.  So it can't be him.

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Martha Jean Love - That's The Way The Story Goes / Old Time Lover

I've now heard those 2 cuts.  Clearly those are Johnny Pate productions for ABC, just as was her release.  The group behind her sounds like The Trends.  Anyone know, for sure, who they were?  Bob A?

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