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Bobby Bennett Alone With My Tears / Never Going To Let You Go
With the Big Production Beat Ballad on the comeback trail - with events like “Carib-Soul”, facebook pags like” Beat Ballad Heaven” the genres profile has never been more out-there.
So presenting the very pinnacle of this style, naturally gives me a warm glow inside..I’ve always been a sucker for the sad-song but when it carries all those well-honed East-Coast characteristics of squealing girls, crisp trumpets, rolling drums, tickling piano cradling a Deep-throated mature vocal… I go weak..
For me this is one of the very greatest records ever made… having a drastic effect on the emotions; delivered with an ease that only a Major-League voice can ever hope to achieve…
Beat-Ballad is back with a bang - as over this last few weeks… Sam Fletcher, Kenny Sheppard, Al McCarther, Buddy Smith, JImmy Beaumont, The High Keyes have been played whilst I’ve been out ad about and all stayed in my head, ear-worms of the sweetest kind.
Totally adore this approach to 60s Soul music…. and this is one of the greatest & rarest examples..
Listen and prepare to be moved.. look and wonder when we you again encounter a neat clean Blue Stock copy.
Oops, as it has just been pointed out to me; I was so engrossed in the delicacy of the A-side I completely forgot to mention the contradictory flipside. You could not find two more contrasting records on one disc.
“Never Going To Let you Go” is R&B Northern Soul that devours everything in it’s way. MIGHTY MIGHTY - FLOOR DESTROYER with a sax-playing from the Devil himself. A dominating floor-shaker, saturated in bad-attitude, defiance and controlling-macho-tenacity….formidable R&B hidden away on the flipside of a world-renowned Big-Hitter.
Two for the price of one, folks.. one thing is for certain..very few NS R&B jocks will own an original press of this rarity…

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 413.00



 


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Ben Zine Village Of Tears
Our aim every week, week in week out now for 16 years is to present a collection of auction items to suit all pockets, all tastes and most of all, make it colourful and interesting.
This weeks choice for the Classic Northern Soul 45 with a difference is certainly that…
A Wigan Casino & Cleethorpes Pier anthem, in rarely witnessed apparel, the West Coast “staggered” “Two Shields” Los Angeles VINYL press. These clothes are outnumbered by at least 10 to 1, when compared with the rare “straight” logo East Coast press.
July 1966, it was promo’d to zero effect, I can never remember seeing a styrene “Monarch” press stock copy, so logically it may never have achieved release or if it did, it certainly never sold a bean.
This listing is aimed at both those avid NS collectors seeking perfection and those seeking the very rarest form, the STOCK East Coast being 4 times more difficult to acquire, but I find half as attractive..
We know many collectors trying for a full-house of these eye-catching “Two Shields” Promo NS classics..with Jerry Jackson, Christine Cooper, Chubby Checker being particularly tricky to trap… add Ben Zine to that list.. this is first time we’ve listed it THIS CENTURY in this form.
Time is now if your “full-house” dreams are to be realized..
Condition is PERFECT - release date written on flipside label is its only flaw.

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The winning bid was £ 221.00



 


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Channel 3 The Sweetest Thing
A 70s modern-soul Northern Scene anthem!
In PERFECT previously unplayed condition.

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The winning bid was £ 362.00



 


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Shirley Johnson Too Big To Cry
Without question, currently the most talked about 45 on the Northern Soul scene, bar none!
Huge tune as the “Bettye Swann” cover-up for Butch, Andy Dyson, Steve Guarnori & Mick H. igniting the dancefloors of “Rugby All-Niter” “Go Go Children” and the legendary “Soul Essence” only this weekend past; as Mick H. and Steve Guarnori manipulated the Rare-Soul devotees with their stand-out rarities…at England’s most respected events.
Currently, as you read this Northern Soul Leviathan is guaranteeing dancefloor and Barfly response..
We repeat this is the most-talked about 45 on the scene, spun by some of the most-admired DJ’s on it..
This copy has a few light surface scuffs but as you can hear it plays totally clean and true, as you can see both labels are unblemished

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The winning bid was £ 1,472.00



 


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Bill Black's Combo Little Queenie
The highly seductive YELLOW London Demo lays stretched out before you again.. you’re just gonna have to do ain’tcha.
Top 500 Classic Northern Soul not only in it’s rarest and essential form but in also in the type of condition you just never encounter in 2015 - FLAWLESS!

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The winning bid was £ 163.00



 


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Marva Whitney It's My Thing
NOTE THIS IS THE ORIGINAL 1969 UK press release # 583767 in dream-condition.
We are, as you can imagine, very pleased indeed to present one of Britain’s rarest and most wanted original press Soul albums in just eye-popping condition.
Vinyl is totally immaculate, labels are perfect, original inner birth-sleeve intact. Both back and front covers are free of writing, stains or tears. The only insignificant flaw I can report on is a very light crease to the front cover, bottom right (see scan)
Now to the music:
Click the soundfile and get ready for the most-dominant Sister vocal ever committed to vinyl..
Go on unleash Marva..

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The winning bid was £ 131.00



 


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Richard Marks Love Is Gone / Don't Take It Out On Me
Crazy About Crossover?
How about this Atlanta Georgia killer - yet to be heard by the masses but dripping with everything required to become a “Crossover-Colossus”.
Tee Fletcher, an Hotlanta lyricist / producer of some repute again creates something special guiding the “Tuska” iconic vocalist through an inventive but simplistic production allowing the wealth of Richard Marks’s vocal to shine through projecting those poignant words…
Mr. Marks singing blossoms from a relaxed stance into cauldron of pain as he recalls what his woman did to him and now “Love Is Gone”. This is Soul-singing at its most convincing woven into a fabulous Crossover-dance arrangement.
A real-rarity that is destined for much bigger things is my prediction…
Flipside is worthy of your attention also…

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The winning bid was £ 266.00



 


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Tommy Rodgers I'll Tell It To The Wind / Pass The Word
One of the most-wanted 45s on the Northern Soul scene at this moment; as DJ turntable action pushes the demand skyward. With both sides offering impressive Northern Soul dance, we see no end to its growing popularity.
This copy is a rarely witnessed stamped DJ COPY with gleaming flawless vinyl on both sides.

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The winning bid was £ 137.00



 


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Dry Well Gypsy / Try A Little Tenderness
Also released in 1970 as Ellen & The Shandells on the La Salle label. Before you today is the nearly as difficult to this tune would resounded simultaneously around the cavernous halls of Cleethorpes Pier & Wigan Casino but amazingly this prized “Niter” favourite never received the dubious honor of the Northern Soul bootleg..
Before you today is a reminder of this wild fusion of the hammond organ and electric guitar, ridden and equally untamed lead vocal. Swirling, uplifting and decidedly different NS dancer that has stood the test of time so brightly.
Today, its sounds totally perfect for a NS revival, that’s if you can find a DJ with a copy in his box…
This copy the vinyl is immaculate on both sides, flipside label a sticker removal mark on the label is its only minuscule flaw on an otherwise perfect disc.

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The winning bid was £ 348.00



 


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Earl Van Dyke Soul Stomp + 3
I’m not one to hold a grudge but ever since the Norman Conquest a while ago, these geezers across the channel haven’t been our best pals…
But you gotta give credit where credit is due.. when it comes to 4 track EP’s with picture covers - The French lead the world!
I have in protest occasionally avoided the Burgundy Wine, the Camembert fromage, even turned my back on a pair of French Knickers and French Kissing I would rechristen as “Lancashire-licking” but when it comes to 60’s Tamla Motown EP Picture covers I find them irresistible… and my “Stilton Cheese” based bias completely evaporates, FRENCH EP’s…they are unsurpassed.
Check out the scans; spy, by far the best image I’ve seen on the driving-force behind “The Funk Brothers..” the cheek of it .. they’ve even made Earl Van Dyke look French.. what next French Pork Pies?
To save us from those superior neighbors, it is the obligation for every red-blooded Englishman to buy up all those gorgeous French Soul EP’s and store them away where the wife won’t find them, to thumb through in moments of solitude…
EP Porn … ?
if there isn’t such a thing ..there is NOW!!

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The winning bid was £ 166.00



 


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Miracles Mickey's Monkey / Whatever Makes You Happy
Oriole DEMO’s the ultimate TMG addicts fix!
they are so very hard to find!

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The winning bid was £ 180.00



 


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Shirley Lawson One More Chance / The Star
Another highly sought after Northern soul floorpacker in by far it’s rarest form - a pristine 1968 UK Soul City press sitting in an authentic straight-top Soul City sleeve!
This is record-art at its most-alluring - but the vision is making us forget what lay in those pristine grooves…
Sister Northern Soul at it’s very finest - as is the condition of this most-beautiful vinyl-vista..faultless!

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The winning bid was £ 311.00



 


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Dorie Williams Tell Me Everything You Know / Your Turn To Cry
Killer New York Big-Mama R&B Northern Soul!
A very obscure subsidiary of the Rojac label, Jack Taylor’s New York vehicle for some of the finest Big Apple 60s Soul City ever released. Topside boasts an impressive writing team of Donald Wade penning the R&B side. With Joshie Jo Armstead & Chuck Flamingo writing the upbeat Northern Soul flipside
BOTH sides are typically fully dressed Jack Taylor Northern Soul productions.
The side we lead with is an especially obstinate matriarch R&B thumper, perfectly fitting today’s NS dancefloor criteria - in the right hands this is a surefire R&B Godzilla in waiting…
Flip it over for a classic style Northern Soul dancer that will leave you breathless as this potent vocalist belts it all out at full-throttle..
Seldom if ever seen for sale and saturated in glaring Big-Ticket potential..

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The winning bid was £ 896.00



 


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Carl Holmes And The Commanders Soul Dance No. 3 / Crossin' Over
Tie Yourself To Something Sturdy!
Carl Holmes & his crew are gonna take you on an over-the-speed-limit Soul-Excursion to Boo-Ga-Loo-Ville.
Rattling drums open up, ratcheting through to cruising speed igniting back-firing horns to blast a warning of the dangerous-dance-floor journey that lay ahead. Carl Holmes gnarled-growls take to the air, and all hell breaks loose, as the horns compliment that vicious-vocal.
Rhythmic guitar runs the pulsating arrangement

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The winning bid was £ 292.00

Edited by JOE TORQUAY

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Joe. thanks as always for posting.

Two of my favourite tracks this week Benzine and Shirley Lawson. Its when I see records like these that remind me of wishing that I had never sold mine

 

Steve

Still got my Shirley Lawson Steve, thought it was still about an 80 quider

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Still got my Shirley Lawson Steve, thought it was still about an 80 quider

 

Neil. These type of classic oldies are generally stuck in collections and don't surface that often hence the prices when they do mate

 

Steve

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Neil. These type of classic oldies are generally stuck in collections and don't surface that often hence the prices when they do mate

 

Steve

I could tear me hair out (what bit iv'e got left). I will now put it in a sales box.... £250.... it'l still be there in 12 months time!

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Bobby Bennett seems to be dropping in price.  

 

Shirley Johnson, not bad for Stax B side fodder  :rofl:  :wicked:

 

Richard Marks, great record, great price too IMO.  Been a spin for Andy Dyson and Cliff Steele over the years.

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Richard Marks an old Yarmouth spin for me and Bob Cosby some years back. £25 I thought. 

Channel 3 never a £350 record for a demo, or even the rarer issue come to that.

Why would anyone want Benzine?  :P

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Richard Marks an old Yarmouth spin for me and Bob Cosby some years back. £25 I thought. 

Channel 3 never a £350 record for a demo, or even the rarer issue come to that.

Why would anyone want Benzine?  :P

 

If you have a spare I'll give you £25 Steve  :thumbsup:

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I don't normally join in this one, but Channel 3 really?

 

Dry Well whats that normally go for, £348 not bad for a cover of a Moody Blues song!

play this few weeks ago ,very fast 45 ,still good mind you billy :yes:

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Today, its sounds totally perfect for a NS revival, that’s if you can find a DJ with a copy in his box…

This copy the vinyl is immaculate on both sides, flipside label a sticker removal mark on the label is its only minuscule flaw on an otherwise perfect disc.

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 348.00

 

YEH I FOUND A WELL KNOWN DJ WITH THIS IN HIS BOX........SALES BOX £80...LOL been there for ages

WHO pays 3 n a half times more for a copy madness...

 

dry well - gypsy

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Thanks for posting the scores on the doors Joe, much appreciated as always :-)

 

btw........................how much did the Carl Holmes go for, it's missed off the listing above?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Steve

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JM should get a job as a political marketeer, some his sales results are so good he could get the Green Party elected!

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Thanks for posting the scores on the doors Joe, much appreciated as always :-)

 

btw........................how much did the Carl Holmes go for, it's missed off the listing above?

 

Thanks in advance

 

Steve

Just look on JM's web site Steve.

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johntefteller had an Ellen and The Shandels Gypsy on La Salle just last week on ebay buy it now for $350 which didn't sell. Credit to JM. I've sold Lauren copies for £100.

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And if anyone wants a copy of Dorie Williams they can have mine for half that price :yes:  :g:

Surprised no else commented on this, crazy price didn't think it would go for more than a ton??

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Earl Van Dyke ,French Tamla Motown ep. £166. If you really want some of JMs multi orgasmic pleasures,visit ; frenchmotownepcollection and see the whole 75 beauties. EVD is valued at 80 euros[£56] and it sold on ebay for 90euro recently. To collect any of these is bridge too far ,so i gave up when Ifound Tmef, 4tops [5 euros in aPuerto Banus french market value 250euros!] and swapped it for 2 Motown lps with Plumby . These eps all have that uncanny knack of containing "northern desireables" Top of the list is Tmef 502 the Velvelettes at 500euros. JM could sell the Eiffel tower to the French.{no he couldnt its already been tried]

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There was a clean copy of Shirley Lawson for $800 at the record fair here last weekend, see the idiot copy for uk2k+ has been moved down to an oh so generous uk1.5k to match this auction, don't rush everybody haha. 

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There was a clean copy of Shirley Lawson for $800 at the record fair here last weekend, see the idiot copy for uk2k+ has been moved down to an oh so generous uk1.5k to match this auction, don't rush everybody haha. 

Surely, you mean Shirley Johnson.  Saw it in a box all by itself at the WFMU record fair, but thought it was $900?  And didn't think it was mint.  But I wasn't really paying attention.  Too many naughts for my wallet last week. 

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johntefteller had an Ellen and The Shandels Gypsy on La Salle just last week on ebay buy it now for $350 which didn't sell. Credit to JM. I've sold Lauren copies for £100.

It did sell !

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Yep that's the one, sorry I'm allergic to crossover so clearly my sensibilities didn't let me type the name properly haha, it went for less than asking to a UK buyer

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It did sell !

Sorry Smudge, on my ebay page it looked like it hadn't . . . is the inference that it sold to you?

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Thanks for posting the scores on the doors Joe, much appreciated as always :-)

btw........................how much did the Carl Holmes go for, it's missed off

sorry steve missed that somehow here it is now.

 

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Carl Holmes And The Commanders Soul Dance No. 3 / Crossin' Over

Tie Yourself To Something Sturdy!

Carl Holmes & his crew are gonna take you on an over-the-speed-limit Soul-Excursion to Boo-Ga-Loo-Ville.

Rattling drums open up, ratcheting through to cruising speed igniting back-firing horns to blast a warning of the dangerous-dance-floor journey that lay ahead. Carl Holmes gnarled-growls take to the air, and all hell breaks loose, as the horns compliment that vicious-vocal.

Rhythmic guitar runs the pulsating arrangement, then the insane Sax-Man walks in…topping off the most-terrifying dance invitation you could ever receive.. for obvious reasons it has been igniting crazed dancehall appreciation every where it goes..

It’s an uncompromising MONSTER!

and this is of course an original first press in immaculate condition.

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The winning bid was £ 292.00

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A great record, never tire of hearing it played out, hoping a DJ bought it so it gets greater exposure. Bought one last year from the USA for $150 and thought I may have paid too much for it. This illustrates JM really is a great seller even with his 20% commission, the buyer always seems to get more than 20% of the selling price on other sales formats.

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