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ENDING midnight Eastern US:  Satisfactions, Smash 2098 (promo), 1967.
     "Take It Or Leave It / You Got To Share"
     Condition: M- 
(M-|M-|M) Wow! I can see why this single is so popular with Northern Soul fans, although as is so often the case it's the uptempo B side that dance fans crave. ("You Got To Share," the intended A side, is a fine Deep Soul track.) After a deep cleaning, this single reveals pristine Mint audio on both sides. The labels and vinyl (styrene) are very close to Mint, with just a hint of storage wear. Comes in the original Smash Records factory sleeve and includes an original Smash shipping package that Louise Neal received.
     MB: $350 High Bid: $380 | Auction ends midnight EST Monday, Sept. 7.
Today we added four new 45s to our Louise Neal 45 Soul Auctions page, which features eye-popping, previously unplayed promo treasures from the Louise Neal Soul 45 collection. See the Auctions page for photos.
  • Jeanette Harper, 20th Century 6683 (promo), 1966.
         "Put Me In Your Pocket / To Be Loved"
         Condition: M- 
    (M|M|M-) This wonderful single, featuring signature Northern Soul tracks on both sides, sits at #253 in Kev Roberts' list of the Top 500 Northern Soul 45s. Comes in an crisp 20th Century Records factory sleeve. This new, unplayed promo copy has pristine Mint labels and vinyl, and the audio on "Pocket" is also pristine; the B side audio has very light surface noise, which is why we're grading the audio Near Mint.
         MB: $200
  • Carmen Cole, Groove 0045 (promo), 1964.
         "I'll Never Stand In Your Way / Step Right Up"
         Condition: M- 
    (M-|M-(sw)|M) Here's a beautiful, unplayed promo of this terrific Northern Soul single, in its original Groove Records factory sleeve. The A side label is pristine, while the flip has a touch of ringwear. The vinyl would grade Mint but has a gentle warp with no effect on playback or audio, which remains pristine. 
         MB: $90
  • Formations, MGM 13899 (promo), 1968.
         "At The Top Of The Stairs / Magic Melody"
         Condition: M 
    (M|M|M) Originally released on Bank Records, this is a pristine Mint copy of the promo release on MGM, in its original MGM sleeve. This fine dancer is included at #576 in Kev Roberts' list of the greatest Northern Soul 45s.
         MB: $35 High Bid: $45 | Auction ends midnight EST Saturday, Sept. 12.

If you are interested in bidding, please visit the Louise Neal 45 Soul Auctions page for images and an explanation of the auction process. 

Other 45s still available for bidding include:

  • Sons of Moses, Coral 62549 (promo), 1968. "Soul Symphony / Fatback" Condition: M- (M- (x)|M|M) This rare and wonderful single, originally pressed on Soft 1021, is listed at #357 in Kev Roberts' book. Comes in an crisp Coral Records factory sleeve. The record is pristine Mint except for the "x" inked on the A side label (see picture). MB $50
  • Dan Penn, Fame 6402 (promo), 1964. "Let Them Talk / Close To Me" Condition: M- (M-(x)|M|M) Dan Penn, writer or co-writer and producer of so many classic Deep and Funky Soul tunes, lets loose solo-style on this very early Fame release. The A side is a catchy mid-tempo Northern Soul style number, while the flip is a fine Deep Soul ballad. Penn has a surprisingly good voice, reminding me of B.J. Thomas, and the totally clean audio on both sides of this pristine styrene pressing is a real treat! This new, unplayed promo 45 is pristine Mint except for a red star stamped on the A side label and some very light storage wear on the bright white labels (see picture). High Bid: $125  | Auction ends midnight EST Tuesday, September 8.


Louise Neal was a black female disk jockey from North Carolina who had a 3-hour Soul/RnB/Blues show from the late 1950s through the mid-1960s. During that time, she collected thousands of (mostly) promo 45s at her home from the many record companies she was registered with for receiving promotional material--ABC, Atlantic/Atco, Chess/Checker/Cadet, Decca, Brunswick, Shout, Stax/Volt, Fame, Imperial, Jubilee, Okeh, Sue, Philles, SureFine, Vee-Jay, Kent, Duke, Bell, Paula/Ronn, Rojac, Peacock, Motown (all labels), Veep, Capitol, Modern, Dial, Jamie and many others. A large number of these precious 45s accumulated unopened in their original shipping packages after Neal left the business and moved to New York in 1967. (Also during 1963-65, when Neal had earlier left town.) Most are highly collectable and extremely rare Northern Soul singles with book Louise Nealvalues ranging well above $100... a few above $1,000! Many are pristine--unplayed and with a bare minimum of storage wear. Others may exhibit very light storage wear and/or an "x" marked on the label. A good many come in their original factory sleeve, some of which are rare and valuable on their own these days.

The collection also contains rarities and classics of interest to fans of RnB, Blues, Girl Groups, Doo Wop, and various other genres of Rock.

Louise Neal collection: Shipping packages for the promo 45sWe began selling records from the Louise Neal collection in June 2015, and it will take years for us to get through everything. To see what's for sale, what's already sold, and what's coming up, visit the Louise Neal Collection page on Classic 45s (http://www.classic45s.com/). We continue to add more details about the collection as time permits. This page shows all the Louise Neal 45s we've added to date (some have sold).













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