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JOHN MANSHIP AUCTION RESULTS 22-7-2015

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Tobi Legend

Time Will Pass You By / Heartbreaker

Over the last decade, no genre of vinyl-collectables have risen more in value, demand and unavailabilty than the “Top 500” Northern Soul classics - they have been hunted worldwide, into near extinction.

Check out those enticing flaw-free labels but please be aware although the labels look near new, the vinyl has surface marks. But we have no hesitation auctioning this Wigan Casino “3 before 8” as it plays clean & true. Check out the double soundfile we have just lifted from this actual disc.

The OCD condition conscious, it would be best to wait for the “dream” Mint minus copy to hit the market.. maybe before you depart this mortal coil… if you’re lucky..

We repeat, the vinyl has surface marks but as you can hear it plays great!! Listen, to be rocketed back to the halcyon days of The Casino… and to be reminded it is records like this that changed not only yours, but also 100,000’s other teenagers lives!!

PS the fipside is totally killer too, having lived in the shadows of the iconic a-side for decades, it should be time for some turntable outings for “Heartbreaker” also…as Tobi Larks flexes her vocal-muscle on another stand-out session.

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 617.00

 
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Johnny Sayles

My Love's A Monster / Never Let Me Go

A listing especially aimed at those of you seeking to acquire their Northern Soul classics in their significantly rarer form..

White DEMO of this Catacombs Anthem is one listing that will make the old-school collectors armed with the knowledge this PROMO is rarely if ever encountered, sit up and take notice.

Whilst remembering there is a COUNTERFEIT stock copy that often gets sold erroneously as an original; this PROMO underlines the forger’s error of scratching in the matrix the correct way up. ORIGINALS the matrix in the deadwax is upside whilst holding the matrix in the 6 0’clock position and looking from the vinyl perimeter towards the edge of the labels. Of course the markings in the original stock copies, match this undisputed authentic PROMO copy.

Promo is perhaps as much as 500 x rarer but also emits snarling Chicago Northern Soul that demands a NS renaissance…Sam & Kitty permitting.. Time this treasure took to the turntables again..

PS the flip is a Top Drawer Deep Soul ballad from a man saturated in emotion…

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 144.00

 
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Gary Sole

Holdin On / Soul Light Touch

Amazing condition - one for the many perfectionists this auction page seems to attract. You will not encounter a finer copy, any time soon.

Considering this 45 has been a turntable fave for DJ’s who enjoy dropping the needle on the rare Northern Soul platter, that has never been bootlegged..(as if you send a clear message of O.V.O.) this 45 we can assure you has never been in a NS circuit DJ’s possession, grooves are virginal.

So click away and be prepared to be hit by a pumping New Orleans session, that wasn’t discovered until Cleethorpes had expired but Dave Thorley’s and his intrepid team of DJ’s at Stafford’s “Top Of The World” ensured it achieved immortal NS Classic status…

This Traci Borges creation has never, ever been an easy to acquisition, in 2015.. in this level of condition… it has become one Northern Soul’s vinyl challenges.

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 890.00

 
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Monica

Freedom

Wally Osbourne crafts a racing Philly FUNKER with the power set the place alight!

Monica Burruss grabs a hold, as the prolific Wally-O takes the Richie Havens classic “Motherless Child” …deconstructs, reassembles adding fuel-injected horns and a totally crazed wah-wah guitarist; arranger Billy Brock impressively pulls the whole session together, into a melting Pot of Philly Funk!

Love the label, Wally Osbourne has provided some real winners on his label, add this one to the list. Tricky to acquire and this copy is flawless..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 83.00

 
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Hoagy Lands

The Next In Line

The timeless classics in their rarest USA format - could be better than money in the bank!

Well, recent demand for these Norther Soul Anthems has certainly exploded in recent months, into a vinyl feeding frenzy - we think this special piece in astonishing condition will definitely sound the Dinner-Gong to feast on “The NS Classics”

Already, your eyes with be transfixed on the beauty of this rarely seen offering. The label layout and the text instantly gives away it’s origin of a Los Angeles press, encased inside a perfect Laurie sleeve.

This PROMO copy has two totally perfect labels & playing surfaces to match.

Those of you who don’t collect British releases; obviously the ultimate would be a UK Stateside capture; but hey this USA variation is not far behind that forlorn hope. This USA West Coast DEMO is so seldom seen, so very attractive and in dream condition…

Irresistible, I the word that jumps into my head…

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 205.00

 
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Mary Love

Born To Live With Heartache / There's Someone For Me

Mary Love’s rarest 45, as she ventured north to Sacramento to record a blend of Soulful Crossover spiked with a pinch of FUNKY attitude.

Listen and your treated to an absolutely dead-perfect for today’s Northern Soul upfront DJ and dance scene.

But do not in your excitement, do not overlook the flipside that showcases this stand-out songstress at her most tortured…killer Deep Soul..

Two fabulous tunes with decades of validated rarity behind it.

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 315.00

 
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Sonny Herman

What About Me Vocal / Instrumental

Get out the way…

A runaway Northern Soul juggernaut is about to crash into your life!

Snarling, thumpin’, ferocious wild beast of a tune!

PROPER NORTHERN SOUL. with a real-deal instrumental version flipside.

Stand back Sonny Herman is coming through..!!

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 439.00

 
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Lil Gray

Are You Fooling

Organic Chicago R&B Northern Soul.. from the streets.. a rawness to relish as “Lil” strolls through U.S. Warren’s horn-blown arrangement, that is forced to keep pace, with this lady’s vocal peaks and troughs, as she asks if her man is full of BS!

“Are You Fooling?” He’s promised her so much, you can hear the frustration and doubt in her voice, haven fallen for his false promises. This girl is so convincing, then Blues Guitar picker Mr. Warren delivers an R&B break bridging the session together..

It is not only this 45s elusiveness that attracts or even the two gleaming labels or the neat clean vinyl …at the end of the day Lil Gray’s vocal is so downright beseeching it makes ownership for the real Soul-Collector crucial!

Killer Chicago neighborhood - street corner Northern Soul 

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 508.00

 
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Various Artists

These Kind Of Blues

Turn your head away now!

I’m totally made-up today to handle a “Scarlet Pimpernel” of collecting British Soul vinyl!

The highly esteemed UK label that took over the reigns from SUE as Britain’s dedicated vehicle releasing inconspicuous USA Black Music; and just like SUE designed a label that today, falls nothing short of being idolized by those serious about collecting ACTION.

We have put before you perhaps the rarest piece of vinyl B&C ever released on the label. An album that sold nothing upon release and just never comes to market. With this one being near perfect in every way

VInyl is a strong clean mint minus plays perfect

Labels are perfection itself

Fully laminated Cover is in a spectacular state - free of creases, writing , stains, tears, splits or sticker residue - you could not wish to handle a cleaner example.

The music is the gritty R&B end of 60s Soul., Bluesy down-home proper neighborhood atmospheric joys. From the likes of Junior Parker, Bobby Bland, Fention Robinson, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Willie Mae Thornton, Johnny Ace, Larry Davis, Jimmy McCracklin, Roscoe Gordon..

WARNING: If you do not already own any UK Action label do not buy this album, you will be dragged head first into a collecting addiction that will force you into being a slave to owning every single item this label created.

Do not take my word for it, visit Action-Anonymous for group therapy and listen to the harrowing tales of previously normal people who have dedicated their lives to it… and still don’t own this LP.

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 178.00

 
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Reparata And The Delrons

Panic

What with Tobi Legend gracing these pages this week and now Reparata & The Delrons it could turn into a “Divas Of The Casino” week.

Check out this head-turning Green & White DEMO, I can’t even remember the last time I saw one..?

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 201.00

 
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Jimmy Mccracklin

Get Back

This week’s rare Northern Soul offering comes from one of the pioneers of the sound..another all-time great to emerge from the beautiful California Bay Area; and like his neighbors Etta James, Sugar Pie DeSanto they all had that ability to add “sunshine” into their Blues; with Jimmy McCracklin the magician of embedding a hook into the rhythm, that just caught you.

This 1957 session is no exception, you just gotta dance, you gotta sway, you gotta get up and move..as Jimmy Mac directs his orchestra to softly serve the goods on a wave of controlled horns and full male group answering choruses and he lazily delivers the lyrics.

THIS IS A KILLER - I LOVE IT!!!

You’ll still be singing it tomorrow… and the day after.

Rare Northern Soul R&B at it’s most uplifting!

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 133.00

 
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Don Charles

I've Got Everything I've Got You

Don Charles is one of Britain’s “lost” talents, although well know to the serious British Soul collectors for his fabulous version of Ray Pollard’s “The Drifter”. But this silky smooth Beat-Ballad remains off most everyone’s radar at it’s rarity since 1968 has never diminished.

A British flipside that has ghost like passed by us all, until recently shock waves rumbled through the UK Soul collecting fraternity. When at a huge set sale price from a respected dealer alerted everyone, that this 45 needed a listen.

Afterall Don is no stranger to the “Soul” Sound as already mentioned “THe Drifter” he did a killer take on; Ben E. King’s “Hermit Of Misty Mountain” was a good ‘un. Having said that I know of no other version of this song, that Don Charles produced himself. Borrowing the opening bars from it seems an obscure big production at it starts like a “Brill Building” staple.

Don’s easy-experience style lends perfectly to the mushrooming arrangement that swells to a crescendo, leaving you in no doubt that the eye-watering price tag it recently carries is fully justified.

Classy, British made - Beat-Ballad Heaven !

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 59.00

 
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Four Tops

Without The One You Love / Love Has Gone

Not as easy to acquire as you would think..

Even though Dave Godin, coined the phrase in the “Tamla Motown Appreciation Society # 2. Dear Swinger and Friends wave goodbye to the Motown Revue’s recent British Tour. Looking forward to their return in March 1965.” with this 45 being the release of the moment.. it sold only a meagre few.

Proven by the fact this century we have sold 3 DEMO copies and likewise only 3 stock copies and none have been in this standard of condition..

This listing, the vinyl reveals only the lightest surface blemish in strong light, looks & plays flawless; not forgetting the flip side “Love Is Gone” is one the the group’s finest moments..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 162.00

 
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Rokk

Patience / Don't Be No Fool

Now for something in a different class..

When Jazz meets Soul the result is usually the same, skilled musicians seldom work with average vocalists..

So enjoy this spectacular cocktail of focused soaring vocals riding the wriggling flute, strumming guitar as the group lay down the foundation for one impressive and decidedly different dancer.

I was wondering why this gathering were so tight? Then reading the credits all became clear when the founder member of the Vee Jay label Calvin Carter teams up with one of Los Angeles most talented grassroots producers James Dockery (no stranger to crafting slaying Northern Soul)

We adore the flipside too.. even more thinking mans Jazzy/Soul to consider..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 588.00

 
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Gloria Walker

You Hit The Spot Baby / Walking With My New Love

Authentic ORIGINAL first press of this angry slab of Sister NOrthern Soul that has been detonating dancefloors all over Europe with the persuasive cocktail of PMT deliver vocal, dirty-filthy suggestive Sax blowing and unrelenting guitar strumming firing the dance-rhythm home..

Total dance, perfectly fitting into today’s Rare-Soul tastes ..

More later..

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 87.00

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I sold a spare copy of Gary Sole last week on here in similar condition, I got £600 for it, great price I thought ,looking at this I think someone got a bargain. I know it's never been booted, but WOW, £890. Great record though.

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The buyer for the These Kind of Blues Lp could of picked one up from Craig Moerer for £50.00 !

Still has it 

If any album buyers from now on miss out on their record bids in the last few mins , drop me a line,  I only charge a flat finders fee of £ 100.00 !

Am sure you can afford it !

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I sold a spare copy of Gary Sole last week on here in similar condition, I got £600 for it, great price I thought ,looking at this I think someone got a bargain. I know it's never been booted, but WOW, £890. Great record though.

£5-600 is a realistic price for it depending on condition. OK, the JM copy was described as mint-ish, and most the ones I've seen have been rather less than that but it just isn't a £900 record and if you tried selling one for that price on here you'd be very lucky to get a buyer...IMO.

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I know Gary Sole was a big Richard Searling spin,  covered as "The Agents", but was it first played at Wigan or just after, got it on some live RS cassettes, but I think they're from slightly post Casino?

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I know Gary Sole was a big Richard Searling spin,  covered as "The Agents", but was it first played at Wigan or just after, got it on some live RS cassettes, but I think they're from slightly post Casino?

Des

I always thought it was a Gary Rushbrooke discovery.

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I always thought it was a Gary Rushbrooke discovery.

Yes the first time I heard the record was at the top of the world, as you said Gary Rushbrooke . Anyway I still have a NM- copy, which I intend to keep, the value of this will only increase in years to come IMO. Joe.

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'Isn't there a pressing fault on this that causes a very small jump ?'

 

Mine did have a funny little bubble on it but it never presented any playing issues....

....and the vinyl on the record was ok too...

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Guest Leonardo

Hoagy Lands Promo (East Coast) auctioned for £361 in April.  Same record but a much harder to find West Coast production promo £205 this time.  Whether or not you think either is worth that kinda money it's a little perplexing that the rarer of the two is by far the cheaper????

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Dave Raistrick discovery I thought, sold to Gary?

Spot on chalky  ! That was the yarn I was always spun by scotlands finest export ! Now in Indonesia. ! Raistrick find,  Rushbrooke spun....

Always a big tune spun at Scots allnighters mid eighties by the likes of Andy Dennison who has and always had quality taste....  

 

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