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John Manship Auction Results 8 - 10 - 2014

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Psychodelic Frankie Putting You Out Of My Life

Northern Soul in recent times is enjoying an unprecedented upsurge in popularity. Not only for the NS classic dominated venues, but it is likewise true for those “breakaway” events, that demand the more soulful rare sound. Soul Essence has championed this style for decades but an unstoppable tide of rare-soul fans with impeccable taste have supported many other events.

“Simply Soul” “Va Va Voom” “Just Soul” and more recently “A Dab Of Soul” have all played their part in delivering more quality recordings to a wider, growing audience.

This 45 encapsulates everything the “breakaway” NS climate is all about. Extreme rarity could never be in question, neither could the soulful ingredients that go to make up this very “special” tune.

Frankie “Psychodelic” Snowden swaggers through a horn propelled production, his brooding vocal delivering defiance-saturated emotion. Perfect pace for the dancers, with just enough beat to immerse yourself in what is more than “A Dab Of Soul” or “Simply Soul” not “Just Soul” but soul with more than enough “Va Va Voom” to deliver the very “Essence” of what collecting and dancing to real-rare-soul is entirely about.

Top class tune and so seldom seen for sale..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 1,450.00

 
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King Moses I've Got This Feeling C/w I Forgot To Say (i Love You)

For 33 years a Rare-Soul “impossible”

What a privilege to be able to enjoy, what is the absolute pinnacle of 80’s Rare-Soul collecting, not only offering up a legendary rare dance tune but also a massively moving soulful ballad supported by a full vocal-group backing, hidden away on the flip.

Two sides perfectly coveringboth of today’s “modern” most collectable of genres.

In the beginning only owned by British Rare Soul DJ aristocracy with those two known copies both suffering from that distasteful label address defacing. NOTE both labels are this listing are perfect!

So with no furthest comment, click the soundfile and prepare to dance! …

..wait a second or two for the flipside to glide in.. then prepare to swoon!

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The winning bid was £ 2,209.00

 
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Ronald James Presents The Symphonics Ohh Wee, Thank You For Choosing C/w Symphoinic Strut

I do like those seldom heard record collecting phrases…

“Wow! I’ve Never Seen This Record Before!”

Especially when it’s me, muttering it under my breath, as my white blood cells hurriedly oscillate around my arteries….Well, I never have!

Never, in all my days has this 45 passed through my hands .. seriously RARE! North Carolina urban D.I.Y. Sweet Soul rippling with all those naive ingredients that charm so much, when encountering these hopeful meetings; with the end product never receiving airplay, only reaching family members and friends.

This is street -evel Sweet Soul as rare as it can possibly get, practiced and perfected on the street corners of Greenboro, N.C. and somehow today landing on my desk in the middle of England.

As so often happens with these limited singular recording the group wisely recorded a totally different genre on the flipside. If you into rare-breaks / funk etc do check out he equally unsophisticated instrumental on the flip..

The genuinely RARE, don’t you just love them…

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The winning bid was £ 342.00

 
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Magnetics Lady In Green C/w Heart You're Made Of Stone

Straight from the USA - the much-loved Duke Browner’s crowning Northern Soul moment.

You are witnessing a universally endorsed “HOLY GRAIL” moment.

Both sides give up the flawlessly crafted male vocal-group Detroit Northern Soul of the very rarest kind…both sides are Top Drawer NS

We have always been proud of the condition we consistently offer our Soul rarities in - this offering has you can hear, has surface marks from a 50 year lifetime inside a Detroit home. But I must admit, when coming face to face with the immensity of this disc, a few light pops along the way, do nothing to calm my racing pulse.

We’ll let the full double soundfile & the two label scans with the Columbia promo sticker on the a-side, do the rest of the talking.

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The winning bid was £ 7,520.00

 
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Blues & Soul Issue 7 April 1969

The formative years of the World’s greatest ever window into Soul Music.

This rare # 7 issue from 7th. April 1969 cover some this the decades most important artists.

Marvin Gaye + Bio James Carr + Bio Van Dykes + Bio

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The winning bid was £ 106.00

 
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Johnnie Taylor The Roots Of

Astonishing condition!

Highly desirable 1969 UK release on one of the world’s most collectable labels. Dave Godin’s vehicle for soul music in the UK has over the decades become legendary. This Album showcases the incredible vocal-power of a Soul Great, covering Johnnie Taylor early years on Sam Cooke’s SAR label.

Today this rarity is rightly considered a real prize, but in this perfect condition it’s a real British trophy piece..

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The winning bid was £ 70.00

 
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Garnett Mimms And The Senate As Long As I Have You

Recorded in the UK during Garnett’s Club & University tour of England in 1966. There is no USA release for this 45, this session was supported by Garnett’s tour backing band, British “MOD” group The Senate.

Listen as this furious recording captures the very essence of the MOD era, as New York Soul collides with British Psyche …and what a result!

Bob Elgin & Jerry Ragovoy’s composition lifts the roof off, as British producers Derek Lawrence & Dave Paramor (Simon Dupree fame) rachet up the session with blaring-brass and wild drumming…wisely holding back the MODS preferred instrument “The Hammond” until 1/2 way through, but when that fires up all hell breaks lose!

This is so damn powerful..just listening, leaves you breathless..

Before you today is a flawless 1967 British Green & White DEMO hugging it’s birth-sleeve. 

Irresistible..

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The winning bid was £ 212.00

 
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James Brown And The Famous Flames Night Train

SUE the UK’s most sought after label - so when we turn up a release up in Mint condition - especially a Club-Classic, that is always in “used” and “loved” condition, we feel the British vinyl-perfectionist would like to claim ownership.

Not the rarest SUE but certainly one the most difficult to acquire at this level of condition - which is MINT on the eye - but forensically Mint -.

It’s plain white birth-sleeve will accompany this, one owner from new, copy to it’s final resting place..sitting snugly in a SUE run and replacing the invariably under Mint resident.

Perfectionists look no further…Twisted Wheel classic and an integral part of this most-important of British 60s labels and our history.

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The winning bid was £ 78.00

 
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Sherry Satins Don't Let Him Catch You Crying C/w Little Girl Sad

Girl group collectors they don’t come any rarer, than this Northern Soul bomb on one of Northern Soul’s admired labels.

In the true style of the 60s girl-gathering this recording thumps away, overflowing with multi-vocals belting out the lyrics simultaneously. Only occasionally does the single-lead come in, then it is supported by heavenly soaring of oohing and cooing.

This is very rare “Wall Of Sound” Northern Soul - another listing that is so elusive, most will not be aware of it’s huge potential until the “listen” button is hit.

Flip is great too…if you’re drawn to the “Girl” sound, they don’t come any richer or indeed any harder to capture than this..

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The winning bid was £ 123.00

 
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Brenda Holloway Just Look What You've Done

An utterly flawless UK DEMO embracing it’s birth-sleeve…

One of Brenda’s many fabulous Northern Soul dance offerings, but arguably her least heard? Recheck on this racing Northern Soul winner guided by the master-craftsman of 60s dance, Mr. Frank Wilson himself.

The perfect marriage of Brenda’s gilded vocal and Frank’s invariably bulging out of the studio productions. Loud but seamless, potent but Soulful, explosive but crystal clear…made possible when an impeccably crisp vocal is guided by intelligent enthusiasm.

These two Soul-savants, were at the time at the very top of their trade…the result …just like the record is completely immaculate.

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The winning bid was £ 161.00

 
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Fred Johnson I Feel The Soul C/w Don't Leave Me (i Was Wrong)

The perfect alternative to Stanley Mitchell’s “Get It Baby” this mid-tempo slice of Northern Soul Heaven, has slept for too long!

This addictive Chicago Northern Soul mid-tempo groove, has snooze away in obscurity , suffering from it’s own extreme rarity; With mosst all collectors and certainly the vast majority of the NS dance crowd have never heard this killer in it’s natural environment - the hot-steamy all nite session @ 2 am - dropping the needle on this jam, could have only one effect.

Check out it’s off-the-cuff atmosphere, as Fred Johnson grows into an ever increasing in power session, lifted by shrill girls, a Detroit styled piano rhythm punctuated by a persistent saxophonist. Building up to a crescendo as the sax-man tips over into “Saxie Russell” mode at the end.

FANTASTIC STUFF and the only reason it’s not ramming the floors of European Northern Soul clubs - is because hardly anyone owns a copy!

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The winning bid was £ 274.00

 
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Enchantments I'm Falling In Love With Your Daughter Part 1 & 2

Condition, Condition, Condition!

Nearly 50 years old - and this file-fresh Northern Soul stomper has never encountered a club-stylus. One disc in a line of Autumn and winter offerings from a file-only hoarder collection.

If you like your Northern Soul with meat n’ potatoes, uncompromising and relentless you will already be familiar with this explosive dancer.

What you maybe not be familiar with, is two flawless labels and vinyl that was most-likely unplayed until it had the almighty soundfile lifted.

Stunning…

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The winning bid was £ 338.00

 
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Willie Hooks Am I The Man C/w The Place Around The Bend

This weeks RARE and very compelling Northern Soul R&B listing is something rather special we think!

In Los Angeles autumn of 1965 Wallace Petty & Willie Hooks were getting to grips with two persuasive street-level dance tunes, instantaneous dance grooves. Topside displays Willie’s controlled Bluesy-growl rides a piano arranged that is suddenly elevated into specialdom by a studio of howling horns!

This is mid-60s R&B dance, not only at it’s most convincing but also at it insanely rarest!

So what does the flip hold for us… the same pianist rattles out the intro as Mr. Hooks calms somewhat but still thumps it out his urban enthusiasm with that whiskey-worn vocal..

Two great sides - with the lead side carry massive potential for the R&B DJ seeking the ultimate rarities.

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The winning bid was £ 111.00

 
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Jade Boodi Shakes Money

For lovers of Psychedelic FUNK here is a ground level beast from the streets of Norfolk, Virginia!

George Clinton influenced shaker led by Cow-bells beatinng out time, with the rhythm galvanized by a persistent Wah-Wah guitar that veers off into a couple of insane solo’s, whilst Jade members incessantly chat their mantra.

Flip it over and it gets a little crazed, as the gathering push their love of all things Funkadelic/Parliament to the very outer limits.

This 45 is very specialized stuff and very seldom comes to market..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 75.00

 
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Vel-vets I Got To Find Me Somebody

I’m Gonna To Find Me Somebody” .. WOO! “I’ve Got To Find Me Somebody” .. WOO! “Gotta Find Me Somebody!”

To witness a NS gathering performing synchronised raised arms and consolidated screams of “WOO! When peering down onto the 1974 Wigan Casino throng, has to be, for those who witnessed it, the most-moving statement of music-fan-camaraderie possible, and for everyone there a defining moment of their Northern Soul lifestyle.

Considering 40 years down the road, exactly the same response can be experienced at any British club, the moment the needle is dropped on this timeless Los Angeles classic, underlines the strength of the scene.

Before you today is the rarely seen West Coast styrene STOCK copy with birth-sleeve, so very attractive…so damn historical..and so impossible not to go WOO!

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The winning bid was £ 1,023.00

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Magnetics incredible. Not even mint.

 

Fred Johnson, I had it up on here for £100 and sold it on eBay for peanuts.

 

The end is nye.

 

I'm surprised you didn't sell your Fred Johnson for a ton Phil.. Not a bad tune and a lot rarer than the Vel-Vets :ohmy:

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Getting ready to get my coat here, but it seems from listening to all these, the better the music the cheaper the sound!!

With the exception of the vel-vets that is. Right, I'm off to bed :wicked:

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Well another week and another strew of WTF comments.

 

The market will pay the price it is prepared to pay, has that not been grasped yet? From JM, people will pay more because he is trusted seller worldwide, whether that is agreed or not is moot point, it is what it is. (just MHO)

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The magnetics went for 7.5 k, I think the reason for this is when was the last one for sale ? and when will the next one be for sale, ? it's a pretty scarce record and not like you can can buy one on here or any other ns record sale website for that matter, some one was obviously prepared to pay big money for it now rather than wait x amount of years till the next one comes up for sale

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Psychadelic Frankie, never mind the upfront venues, this was a big crossover record in the early / mid 90s…..

Are you still in possession of my old copy Steve?

I still have sleepless nights over selling this, even though it was a long time ago (mid/late 90's?)

Not one of my best decisions.................

Went to a good home though :thumbsup:

Cheers

Steve

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Are you still in possession of my old copy Steve?

I still have sleepless nights over selling this, even though it was a long time ago (mid/late 90's?)

Not one of my best decisions.................

Went to a good home though :thumbsup:

Cheers

Steve

 

Did I get it from you Steve? I am pretty certain my copy came from Anderson. :thumbsup:

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The magnetics went for 7.5 k, I think the reason for this is when was the last one for sale ? and when will the next one be for sale, ? it's a pretty scarce record and not like you can can buy one on here or any other ns record sale website for that matter, some one was obviously prepared to pay big money for it now rather than wait x amount of years till the next one comes up for sale

 

Question is - how do you or I or we know when the last one was for sale - we don't know everything.  Some people don't like their business to be made public.

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A played out oldie then? :wicked:

 

Hi John, not really played out because not enough people have played it out ha ha....on another thread people are wondering why stuff like Rita & Tiaras and Mr Creator cleared the floor at a venue.....now they are played out. :sleep3:

Hope you are well.

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Been saying that since 1976 Chalky.  :D

 

 

I guess so but can this scene and collecting market even though it encompasses many countries and the profile has never been higher sustain these prices?  When people are paying four figure sums for records when the general consensus is they are worth less than half that how long can it keep going?  

 

I know some buy records with an eye on what they can get back in return but if someone has a grand that they don't mind ever seeing again then fine.  But I know a few who are buying because they see the collection as their pension pot but just like the financial markets assets are just as likely to drop in value as well as rise.  I doubt whoever paid the price for the VelVets, even though he or she will be happy with what they paid will ever see that kind of return on it.

 

it would be interesting to know the age of the buyer, my guess someone with no mortgage and kids have fledged and left the home and not a youngster as someone intimated earlier or elsewhere.  Maybe someone with a pension as well as a wage? Or someone simply well off with money being no object?  

 

There is little wonder many are turning to boots and pressings.

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Thought it was you Steve? Some other lucky bugger must have got it then :(

Hope you're well mate?

See you soon

Steve

 

The culprit has been revealed, Flanmeister - another man with impeccable taste  :shhh: All the best, Steve

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Question is - how do you or I or we know when the last one was for sale - we don't know everything.  Some people don't like their business to be made public.

I meant openly pete, sure the last now for public sale was on man ships website about 3/4 years ago

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JM is now a international brand for rare records whether you like it or not,if you go to a auction in Chelsea to buy a table you pay more than same table in a auction in Mansfield that's the way its goes .

Also the auctions on JM site the time will extend to give the bider a chance to counter bid ,this really extends the money being spent until the bidders really go to their limits or even go on pass what they set , therefore the auction is set up for people to over spend.

The real trouble is for me is not the prices spent at this auction but the people who will actually put a value on these records after according to the final auction price. (IMHO)

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JM is now a international brand for rare records whether you like it or not,if you go to a auction in Chelsea to buy a table you pay more than same table in a auction in Mansfield that's the way its goes .

Also the auctions on JM site the time will extend to give the bider a chance to counter bid ,this really extends the money being spent until the bidders really go to their limits or even go on pass what they set , therefore the auction is set up for people to over spend.

The real trouble is for me is not the prices spent at this auction but the people who will actually put a value on these records after according to the final auction price. (IMHO)

I expect similar copies of these special vinyls will be made available for sale by other people when they realise they can get a pile for that £10 job they bought 35 years ago. 

JM does a great job for sellers and is well paid for that service, the sellers are unlikely to be crying if they receive significantly more for a record than if they had tried to sell it on Discogs, Gemm or ebay.    

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I've bought and sold Enchantments for less than £200.00, some in near mint condition, £300 does sound a lot.

I thought about £300 Chris, seen it go for around that a few times. I have the beautiful looking issue bought at the Tower ballroom allnighter a good few years ago for £60.00 but not seen many of these up for sale.

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I thought about £300 Chris, seen it go for around that a few times. I have the beautiful looking issue bought at the Tower ballroom allnighter a good few years ago for £60.00 but not seen many of these up for sale.

 

Never had an issue saw when a Stoke DJ had it in his box, it does look like prices have jumped the last month or 2 there's a Frank Beverley on Ebay that looks like it will go over over £500.00............ it's madness I tell you :ohmy:

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WELL DONE TO JOHN MANSHIP...

 

For reaching a legendary £7.520 on the MAGNETICS.

 

Let's face it this is a record we would all LOVE to own but have'nt GOT A CHANCE IN A MILLION!!!

 

I remember seeing TED MASSEY'S Copy back in the 80's WOW ! What a shrewd investment.

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Never had an issue saw when a Stoke DJ had it in his box, it does look like prices have jumped the last month or 2 there's a Frank Beverley on Ebay that looks like it will go over over £500.00............ it's madness I tell you :ohmy:

There`s only one issue of FB worth that price!

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Didn't RICHARD DOMAR do a BOOT of the MAGNETICS?

 

There's two, one blank label with Danny Moore on B side, one proper design with HYMOS on B side.

Don't think Richard Domar did them but he was one of the first to sell them.

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Question is - how do you or I or we know when the last one was for sale - we don't know everything.  Some people don't like their business to be made public.

Four on Popsike from auctions over the last nine years, two of which were cracked and one mint copy. I vaguely recall Manship auctioned one a few years back for less than 4K. Whatever happened to the two copies Steve Chadwick had? Heard the one about a soulie on Cleethorpes Pier who threw his copy in the sea as he didn't like The Lady In Green... Sure, no one can ever keep tabs on big records changing hands, but when the biggest go through auctions, we're all watching closely.

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I would guess the reason behind the Magnetics rarity was it would appear there was a bit of a pressing problem on some of the copies.

 

When I got my copy the chap I purchased it from had got 2 copies. He already had one copy & had just managed to get Dennis Coffey's file copy that he'd kept since his input on the recording. The copy from Dennis, although in lovely visual condition, had some sound distortion. Not hiss or pops, but that sound distortion you get on some records where there was a pressing plant mess up. I listened to the copy that JM just auctioned & think I can hear it on that one. Anyway, I grabbed the one that played perfect. I was told the bootlegs were done from a tape of this copy (prior to me owning it). Since then I heard a tape recording of another copy & that had the sound distortion.

It's weird how you can have a pressing run where some copies play perfect & some don't. That's the same problem on Gwen Owens -"Wanted & needed" on the 'loud press' where most copies jump. Most of the loud copies distort, but I did hear one copy that sounded pretty good.

 

Re Mr Chadwicks 2 copies. Real copy & a boot to play out ? His had really bad needle hiss on the Lady in green side. That copy went via John Anderson to Hertfordshire.

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Re Mr Chadwicks 2 copies. Real copy & a boot to play out ? His had really bad needle hiss on the Lady in green side. That copy went via John Anderson to Hertfordshire.

 

Where it still remains...apparently the other side is fine

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