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John Manship Auction Results 8-4-2015

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Jack Hammer What Greater Love

What greater love hath a man who dedicates his life to Northern Soul..?

In contrast to the wonderful Little Anthony original version served with that honeyed falsetto we love so much… Brits Mike Vickers & Noel Walker choose the booming vocal of Jack Hammer to convey the momentous lyrics of Teddy Randazzo, Richie Adams & Victoria Pike lifting the production into Northern Soul territory.

Note this adaptation never achieved a USA release and today is receiving regular NS Turntable excursions, that in past times had been sadly all too infrequent…

Good to hear DJ’s dropping the needle on tunes like this, because they are instantly familiar and this version being an instant crowd-pleaser.

Condition is flawless, throughout.

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The winning bid was £ 77.00

 
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Delreys Incorporated Destination Unknown / Crying In My Sleep

One of a few rare Northern Soul classics enjoying a turntable renaissance, but NOT as oldies play, just the opposite, as this an essential rarity perfectly fitting the dancefloor-demands of the recent “Funk” invasion being triggered across Europe.

This former Blackpool Mecca & Cleethorpes 70s Anthem has everything it takes to sit snugly into the upfront DJ sets and is doing just that, whilst also igniting euphoric recall within the Old-School Cleggy and Highland Room hearts.

It’s ear-pricking subtle intro, suddenly explodes with a lead vocal howling out a quest to find “A Home”…convincing delivered, riding a marvelous wah-wah propelled arrangement as his teammates scream the chorus in the background.. Killer!

I can vividly remember the East-Coast dancefloor response, as the stylus cut into those exclusive opening bars.. I also recently witnessed and even stronger response .. perfect for today and back BIGGER THAN EVER!

This is of course the authentic original FIRST press in blinding flawless condition, so very near STONE-MINT!

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The winning bid was £ 869.00

 
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Hoagy Lands The Next In Line

If you’re gonna chase the true classic Northern Soul treasures, we think you’ll find this USA Promo copy one that seldom turns up in such perfect condition.

Almost since it’s release this tune has graced the turntables of Britain’s Soul clubs and remember Nottingham’s legendary BRIT CLUB playing this to a very appreciative crowd as early as 1970. Perhaps that one was on the impossible UK Stateside label, but I hasten to add this 1967 New Yorker as a PROMO copy is no easy catch either..

From the man who Doo-Wopped the lyrics “Under The Boardwalk” so deeply on the Drifters hit comes compelling Northern Soul that failed miserably on both sides of the Atlantic… how did that happen? It just a awesome tune.. that today sounDs better than ever..

This seldom-seen PROMO is as near perfect condition as you could ever hope to witness…

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The winning bid was £ 361.00

 
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Linda & The Vistas She Went Away /bad Apple

If condition is not the most important factor whilst hunting for Rare Soul - look away now!

Calling all vinyl & label perfectionists it’s SHRINE TIME!!

We believe the first time this record was played was near 50 years after the labels were lovingly hand-glued on by a Shrine employee, of this now world-renowned Washington vehicle for neighborhood Soul.

The serious Shrine collectors will agree the most horrid aspect of seeking out Eddie Singletons cottage-industry, was the fragility of these 6o’s labels. As under the adverse air-conditions and poor storage surroundings, the labels faded, cracked and peeled off.

Before you today is both vinyl and label exactness..without getting too anal or sounding utterly obsessive, the sight of unscathed glue around the label and a couple of finger prints in the deadwax when it was held for label-attachment… actually turned me on….

“Mr. Manship please take your medication, the nurse will push you around the grounds later on, if the sun comes out…”

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The winning bid was £ 207.00

 
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Sapphires Gotta Have Your Love / Gee I'm Sorry Baby

The scan says it all !!

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The winning bid was £ 236.00

 
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Child's Of Friendship Train Robbers Jackie (my Old Fashioned Girl)

Does Sweet Soul get any more necessary that this act of perfection.

We think not, not only one of the finest examples of the genre but also one of the most elusive..

VERY RARE and oh so sweet!

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The winning bid was £ 155.00

 
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Jr. Walker & The All Stars C/w Supremes Walk In The Night / Automatically Sunshine

This weeks offering to the serious TMG collector is a more than interesting 1972 unique British acetate of TMG 823 and 821 respectively from the office/studios of the “Carlin Music Corporation”

We thought this Carlin Music Corporation, Of 17 Savile Row, London W1 would suit you nicely Sir; especially as you already own most all of the TMG series and are now looking for those real oddities to keep your Tamla Motown heart beating.

Cast your eyes over this discs uniqueness and like me one “quirk” will stand out above all other. The office typist got rather carried away after hearing Jr. Walkers latest creation and typed in capital letters “FANTASTIC” in the middle of the label.

Don’t know about your thoughts, but with me it evoked a vision of a young girl typist (most likely wearing stockings and suspender belt) taken aback with the brilliance of “Walk In The Night” and just couldn’t help but type.. “FANTASTIC” on the label…making this acetate a magnificent one-off, glittering with provenance that only that office-girl’s spontaneity could have given it…

One for those of you, who know you’ll never see another copy like it as it disappears into the Blackhole of British Tamla Motown collecting.

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The winning bid was £ 72.00

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Honey & The Bees Dynamite Exploded / Together Forever

Does Sister-Northern-Soul get anymore compelling than this Philly “impossible”?

Not only potently unchallenged but also shimmering with rarity exceeding any other “Arctic” listings on this auction this century so very, very hard to acquire.

So strap yourself in, and let Honey & The Bees whip the your feet from under you, as Morris Bailey’s meteoric-lyrics send this rocketing Northern-Soul-Stomper skyward.

Real-Deal Northern Soul..

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The winning bid was £ 585.00

 
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Swiss Movement I Wish Our Love Would Last Forever

A thing of beauty! But a gorgeous vision unfortunately blighted by most-all known copies suffering from varying levels background noise with only a few copies that play clean and true.

So click the soundfile and discover one of the few “good” copies that not only draw the eye to the beautiful coupling of label & vinyl but also serve up subtle clarity with the beautiful harmony vocals. (one of the early few off the press) only a brief couple of very distant pops can be detect if you concentrate.

So now enjoy this string & horn driven floater in its full glory..

Delicious …. just delicious.

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The winning bid was £ 302.00

 
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Embers First Time / I Wanna Be (your Everything)

Those North Carolina Boys with their most elusive Northern Soul offering. Bobby Tomlinson’s gathering have provided the British Northern Soul scene with a rich vein of dance-tunes but this we feel is their least-seen, especially in this flawless condition. Two mint labels, and two vinyls only revealing the merest of sleeve contact blemishes under strong light.

So to the music - this is no “Watch Out Girl” ..as the start is a floorshaking attention seeking intro!! The slick-vocals provide an infectious uplifting unforgettable dancer - lyrically brilliant delivered by sweetly-honed harmony vocals.. then a scintillating Sax-break welding this awesome tune together.. IMHO their best and their most difficult to capture..

Flip it over and these Soul-addicted boys rework the Carnival Records Manhattans classic - stamping their own style to an already stand-out tune..

Two great sides, bristling with real rarity, in unbeatable condition.. just irresistible.

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The winning bid was £ 184.00

 
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Barbara Lynn I'm A Good Woman / Running Back

STONE MINT!!

Is there a more wanted Sister-R&B dancefloor-detonator than this Texas-talk-terminator from the Star-States Queen of Soul. From the first note, this conversation stopper triggers drinks-down and find a little space on the dance floor.

So if you want to own this winner - how about perhaps the finest condition examnple on Planet-Earth!!

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The winning bid was £ 120.00

 
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Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder 6 in this highly coveted British Tamla Motown EP series. This example is certainly one those annoying elusive releases.

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The winning bid was £ 75.00

 
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Clarence Reid You Got To Fight / Three Is A Crowd

Two meaty Funk grooves from Florida’s main Soul Man!

1971 the dynamic-duo of Clarence Reid & Willie Clark were at this time very Funk-Focused but with very little success - “but if at first you don’t succeed try, try again..” as the Alston label had only just hit big with “Funky Nassau” this prolific pairing rolled out this protesting Hunk-of-Funk; but the sales failed miserably for it to become one of the labels “hard-to-finds”.

But couple stayed on course to craft Betty Wright’s “Clean Up Woman” which as we know became the label’s “evergreen” FUNK recording and their best-know much loved Funk recordings.

But these pages are not about “best sellers” they are about gems that pasted unnoticed whilst stablemates hit the big time. Within “You Got To Fight” you can hear a “blueprint” for “Clean Up Woman” another dance tune shimmering with defiance as Clarence “Union-style” vocal calls upon his workmates to bolster his plea welding a potent arrangement, enriched by their bellowing male-group chorus.

In ya face FUNK!

Flip it over for a deliciously delivered, slightly mellower FUNK infused dance-groove as the strings take it towards a Crossover-delight..

Two great sides ..

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The winning bid was £ 71.00

 
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Floyd W. Henley & The Swayettes Anywhere You Go / It Was I

Leon Huff’s “first” composition provides an “unknown” upbeat Northern Soul winner with Leon Huff bashing the keys, instantly pulling you straight into that euphoric world of Northern Soul serious-rarities…as a gang of squealing girls lift their spirits, the strings zip and zing and Floyd’s vocal-mood rockets ever skyward. Leon gets carried of with his piano, whilst waving at the string section to please try and keep up…

The flip is a must for the serious Soul collector, giving up a Deep Soul experience dripping with shrill girls and such an heavily burden male lead vocal…this side may well change your mood…

This 45 is not rare - but way, way beyond rare - check out that glorious label scan and you’ll immediately know if you’ve seen this 45 before…and I certainly haven’t.

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I PUT MY SWISS MOVEMENT ,THE SAME AS THIS ONE BUT WITH A SLIGHT BIT OF NOISE ON EBAY FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS AND HAD NO BITES, THIS IS THE RARER OF THE TWO ISSUES AS FAR AS I' KNOW. MAYBE I SHOULD TRY IT AGAIN,

JOE.

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I PUT MY SWISS MOVEMENT ,THE SAME AS THIS ONE BUT WITH A SLIGHT BIT OF NOISE ON EBAY FOR ABOUT 3 WEEKS AND HAD NO BITES, THIS IS THE RARER OF THE TWO ISSUES AS FAR AS I' KNOW. MAYBE I SHOULD TRY IT AGAIN,

JOE.

You may get somewhere now a price has been established for bidders.

It sounded good in Wigan Casino when Richard Searling used to play it.

When I bought and played a copy at home, it did not sound half as good, so I sold it fairly quickly!

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SOMEONE SCRATCHED THERE INITIALS IN THE RUN-IN AND THE FIRST FEW SECONDS, PITY ISN'T IT, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT. STILL YOU WOULDN'T KNOW IF YOU WERE DJ-ING WITH IT. DEFFINATELY SOUNDS BETTER PLAYED OUT LOUD SOMEWHERE, LIKE A LOT OF RECORDS DO.

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Don’t know about your thoughts, but with me it evoked a vision of a young girl typist (most likely wearing stockings and suspender belt)

 

Easy old horse..................

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Stevie Wonder Stevie Wonder 6 in this highly coveted British Tamla Motown EP series. This example is certainly one those annoying elusive releases.

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The winning bid was £ 75.00

 

Is this the only 45 release for the studio version of "Fingertips"?

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Put me down for any of the usual outraged cliches for the Delreys Inc.

Honey and the Bees was low for the way John's auction goes.

If I could have swopped my Delreys Inc for that Arctic killer of a tune I would have been amazed!

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Put me down for any of the usual outraged cliches for the Delreys Inc.

Honey and the Bees was low for the way John's auction goes.

If I could have swopped my Delreys Inc for that Arctic killer of a tune I would have been amazed!

I noticed even back a few years when I sold up that Honey and the Bees wasn't easy to sell. Seems to be out of fashion. I like the Delrays. Bet it sounds great played out. It must be very in vogue as the price seems to keep going up.

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I noticed even back a few years when I sold up that Honey and the Bees wasn't easy to sell. Seems to be out of fashion. I like the Delrays. Bet it sounds great played out. It must be very in vogue as the price seems to keep going up.

 

Up and up for the Delrays Phil. Tbh it doesn't float my boat although i can see the attraction on the floor nowadays.Reminds me of the Mecca,Sams,days and i'd had enough of it then.

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Up and up for the Delrays Phil. Tbh it doesn't float my boat although i can see the attraction on the floor nowadays.Reminds me of the Mecca,Sams,days and i'd had enough of it then.

I was off the scene when it was played Kev. So it sounds fresh to me.  :lol:

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Anti-climaxes galore this week. Barbara Lynn has achieved a record price for this release so I might even dig mine out and flog it but expect to be bargained down to a more realistic price 33% lower.

Do the different label designs achieve different values?

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£184 for Embers 'First Time' looks a bargain to me - don't see it for sale very often and would have expected a good £250? 

 

Was thinking the same, I haven't a clue with ref it's rarity, but it's one of those records that people keep a hold of - Pssst, I would even say it was a £400.00 record. Yeh it seems I'm miles out, but who's to judge?

 

I love the record.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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£184 for Embers 'First Time' looks a bargain to me - don't see it for sale very often and would have expected a good £250? 

 

Was thinking the same, I haven't a clue with ref it's rarity, but it's one of those records that people keep a hold of - Pssst, I would even say it was a £400.00 record. Yeh it seems I'm miles out, but who's to judge?

 

I love the record.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

 

I love it too - paid £200 late 90's for a mint copy from Pat Brady, so would have thought with continuing popularity and rarity it would have increased in value somewhat. Like all auctions though, depends who is looking at the time I suppose

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Phew, I'm not the only one - I wouldn't wanna make myself look silly now would I? :huh: 

 

I can't actually remember what I paid for it, but I'm sure it was more than £184.00 - I do remember being so pleased to get hold of a copy though. 

 

This is another record I would like to hear more often when out at present. I know some records have 'been processed' so to speak, but we must never forget how good they are - they need 'doing again' from time to time (Sounds great) :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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I noticed even back a few years when I sold up that Honey and the Bees wasn't easy to sell. Seems to be out of fashion. I like the Delrays. Bet it sounds great played out. It must be very in vogue as the price seems to keep going up.

Your right Phil, it sounds as good now as back in the 70's, was massive at Cleethorpes along with Bobby Franklin, both Skullsnaps and more. :thumbsup: 

Spot. :shades: 

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I noticed even back a few years when I sold up that Honey and the Bees wasn't easy to sell. Seems to be out of fashion. I like the Delrays. Bet it sounds great played out. It must be very in vogue as the price seems to keep going up.

Surprised to hear it wasn't easy to shift, I've hardly ever seen it for sale. Remember seeing the Virtue acetate in Butch's sales box at Shotts. They are both cracking records, but different leagues in rarity as I see it and cause I'm biased to the Arctic sound H+B much more desirable to me. Delreys is going up and up, vogue like you say I'd agree

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Do the different label designs achieve different values?

Good point. I think the collectors are going for any and all copies put up for bids with condition governing sale price more than anything. I keep meaning to compare my copies before selling one but if they're different, I may well hang on to both.

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Surprised to hear it wasn't easy to shift, I've hardly ever seen it for sale. Remember seeing the Virtue acetate in Butch's sales box at Shotts. They are both cracking records, but different leagues in rarity as I see it and cause I'm biased to the Arctic sound H+B much more desirable to me. Delreys is going up and up, vogue like you say I'd agree

I was very disappointed with the response to all my Arctic stuff Mark. I had a Kenny Gamble issue which is bloody rare and a Herb Johnson that I couldn't give away. My Honey and the bees was minty but had to settle for lower prices for all of them.

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Do the different label designs achieve different values?

 

Regarding the Barbara Lynn 45. It has sold for more than the recent Manship price (£120) a couple of times on eBay during the past years, but it usually goes for a lot less ofcourse.

 

The grey issue pressed on vinyl (not styrene) should be the most desirable and most expensive, but perhaps most people don't care.

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Phew, I'm not the only one - I wouldn't wanna make myself look silly now would I? :huh: 

 

I can't actually remember what I paid for it, but I'm sure it was more than £184.00 - I do remember being so pleased to get hold of a copy though. 

 

This is another record I would like to hear more often when out at present. I know some records have 'been processed' so to speak, but we must never forget how good they are - they need 'doing again' from time to time (Sounds great) :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

Paid £200 for my copy only 4 years ago

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Paid £200 for my copy only 4 years ago

 

Some records seem to stay the same price for years, strange really in comparison to what happens with other ones.

 

I'll say it again - Great record! :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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I was very disappointed with the response to all my Arctic stuff Mark. I had a Kenny Gamble issue which is bloody rare and a Herb Johnson that I couldn't give away. My Honey and the bees was minty but had to settle for lower prices for all of them.

 

Did you have a Billy Floyd.?

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Good point. I think the collectors are going for any and all copies put up for bids with condition governing sale price more than anything. I keep meaning to compare my copies before selling one but if they're different, I may well hang on to both.

 

 

Regarding the Barbara Lynn 45. It has sold for more than the recent Manship price (£120) a couple of times on eBay during the past years, but it usually goes for a lot less ofcourse.

 

The grey issue pressed on vinyl (not styrene) should be the most desirable and most expensive, but perhaps most people don't care.

 

Grey issue is my preference. Think the one in JM's auction maybe rarer copy. Agree with comments though, most people probably aren't fussed either way.

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You may get somewhere now a price has been established for bidders.

It sounded good in Wigan Casino when Richard Searling used to play it.

When I bought and played a copy at home, it did not sound half as good, so I sold it fairly quickly!

JUST FOUND MY COPY, IT'S NOT THE ONE THAT SOLD ON HERE IT'S THE ONE WITHOUT GOLD AT THE TOP JUST SWISS MOVEMENT WRITTEN ACROSS THE TOP, THIS MADE ME WONDER WHICH CAME FIRST, I DID THINK IT WAS THE ONE IN THIS AUCTION BUT I'M NOT SURE NOW . ANYBODY KNOW FOR SURE ???

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"Walk In The Night /Automatically Sunshine" Acetate£72 ,Straight to Room 101 Mr Skinner,plus the current ;Test presses, White Demos ,Audition Copies,Recoated Laquers, E.M.I . discs,7",10", 12" or any size . What makes an ultra "easy" tune worth double figures , just because its got; Handwritten credits, Copy of a copy made in the 90s, or metal middle? An alarming trend ,but a futile one. Motown E.P.sTME 2006 Lil,Stevie a snip at £75 ,{JM valuation a decade ago was £100!} 

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