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Sept. Set Sale Pt. 2 - More Bay Area Rarities

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Hot on the heels of last week's list is this new batch with more Bay Area soul rarities, along with some desirable northern, modern and funk titles from other regions. Please see the bottom of the list for more information on grading, shipping, payment, etc.


Celest Hardie - You're Gone b/w That's Why I Cried, $600

Reynolds 200, VG++/VG (a-side has a couple light marks that don't affect play, this side plays perfect. The b-side (not a very good song anyway) plays with some background pops and noise. Monster northern rarity here!

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/87C21DA36057E4EA


Mandrill - Too Late b/w Holiday, $115

Arista 0375, NM- (one extremely minor mark not affecting play)

Clean stock copy of modern soul classic.


Bobby Holley - Moving Dancer b/w Baby I Love You, $30

Weis 3005, WLP, NM

Excellent funky dance number, flip it over for a nice soul side.


Johnny Talbot & Four Rivers - Whatcha Wanna Do b/w Pt. 2, $40

Red Fire 1002, NM (flip is VG++)

Hard to find Mod 60's dancer out of the East Bay, with Freddie Hughes and Wylie Trass as members of the Four Rivers. Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/20FC31283AF29F1B


The Ballads - I Can't See Your Love b/w Pt. 2, $45

Wee 714 (Bunky's Pick pressing), VG- (lots of marks from being outside a sleeve, no major scratches, plays surprisingly well), sticker on label

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/CDD556EC7E31EFD2

Marlena Shaw - Woman Of The Ghetto b/w I'm Satisfied, $15

Cadet 5650, VG+ (flip is VG), wol

Johnny Otis Show - Watts Breakaway b/w You Can Depend On Me, $20

Okeh 7332, VG+

Syl Johnson - Different Strokes b/w Sorry Bout Dat, $20

Twilight 103, VG+ (some superficial scuffs, plays excellent)


Village Callers - Hector b/w I'm Leaving, $50

Rampart, VG+ to VG++ (some minor scuffs), wol

Village Callers - Evil Ways b/w When You're Gone, $30

Rampart 663, VG++, wol

Classic latin soul but I like the ballad flip with Angie Bell on vocals even better


Larry T & The Family - Why I'm So Happy b/w My Mother's Delight, $50

LET 101, NM

Interesting Oakland soul 45 from 1980. Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/556E3AA737F2D142

Leon's Creation - This Is The Beginning b/w Love, $15

Studio 10, NM-

Marvin Holmes & Uptights - Ooh Ooh The Dragon b/w Pt. 2, $15

Uni 55111, NM-


Jacqueline Jones - A Frown On My Face b/w My Sweet Lover, $65

Loadstone 3953, VG/VG- (a-side has some storage scratches but they don't affect play and plays excellent. B-side plays w/ pops)

Jacqueline Jones - You Make My Life A Sunny Day b/w It's A Beautiful World, $15

Loadstone 3949, VG+

Barbara Mason (with The Larks) - Trouble Child b/w Dedicated To You, $15

Crusader 114 WLP, NM, wol


Stu Gardner - Spaced Out b/w Lock In Houston, Lock In, $50

Movin' Records 72671, VG++

Psychedelic funk with a downcast druggy feel, not what you expect from this artist. Great looking label design too.

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/06913D0C3798C4DC

Biggie Ratt - Escape b/w We Don't Need No Music, $20

Apt 26001, NM


Richard Shann & Complexus - The Wooly Buger b/w Pt. 2, $40

360 Degrees 334, VG (several superficial marks, plays fine)

Rare funk, Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/981D5DBA2C4E7C24

Eddie Bo - Hook & Sling b/w Pt. 2, $15

Scram 117 (green label), VG (b-side plays nice, a-side has a few pops)

Barbara Lynn - I'm A Good Woman b/w Running Back, $40

Tribe 8316, VG (plays w/ some background crackle on intro), wol

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/8E5051437B898B7C

PIR Square - Fantasy b/w Pt. 2, $25

Wee 1009 (small hole 33.3), VG+

Great Expectations - Welcome to The World b/w Part II, $15

Phil L.A. of Soul 364, WLP, wol, NM-

70's soul with group vocals

The Fabulous Ballads - God Bless Our Love b/w Pt. 2, $20

Bayview 11426, VG, small edge chip that doesn't affect play

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/E45FF6C3635EAC03

Nino Tempo & 5th Ave. Sax - Sister James b/w Clair de Luine, $20

A&M 1461, NM-

Sugarpie Desanto - The Whoo Pee b/w Get To Steppin', $20

Brunswick 55349, NM-

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/829970D91A9F2AD4

Candance Love - Never In A Million Years b/w I Want To Get Back, $20

Aquarius 4012, NM-

Gloria Gaynor - She'll Be Sorry b/w Let Me Go Baby, $25

Jocida 300, NM-

The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing b/w Out To Lunch, $12

Symbol 214, VG+

Tate - Love Shop b/w There'll Be Some Changes Made, $100

Cloverstreet 102, VG (scuffiness from being outside a sleeve for a spell but plays great. Writing on label.)

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/9CD7BDE11C244E10

Howard Wales - Huxley Howl b/w My Blues, $85

Costal 101, VG to VG+ (lot of micro marks from being outside a sleeve, plays VG++)

Well-known but scarce deep funk instrumental. Listen:


Little Denice - Check Me Out b/w You Can Teach Me New Things, $85

Ruthies 10, NM-

Hard funk 45 out of Oakland. You can hear a soundclip on John Manship's site

Ron & The Embracers - You Came Into My Heart b/w Latin Blood, $65

Spectrum 2, VG++, some slight moisture damage to label

Top notch latin soul out of Los Angeles with a nice instrumental on the flip. Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/F47989574417AEE4

Clarence Mann - Sadity Lady b/w Instrumental, $25

Flowers 6114, NM

Unplayed copy of this modern soul 45.

Arturo Martinez - Me Cain Tus Modos (I Fall Into Your Ways) b/w Nos Queremos Los Dos

Discos A.M.G. 101, NM, OFFERS (come on now, at least listen to the clip)

Pristine copy of a rare, practically unknown and damn good northern soul-style number. Here's the twist: Spanish lyrics. The flip is in a sweet soul mode, also in Spanish. Fantastic production and arrangements, out of Richmond, California.

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/1354D9AD2657FD49

Mike James Kirkland - Love Is b/w Give It To Me

Bryan 9003, NM, $25

Excellent early 70's crossover/sweet soul

Bobby Reed - You Are b/w I'm Not Coming Back

Brunswick 55282, VG (number of superficial marks, plays a grade or two up from how it looks, label has wear), $30

Listen: http://download.yousendit.com/5BA97EF5672CE1D8

Smoke - Oh Love b/w Love Let's Be Happy Now

Mo-Soul 1971, NM, $15

Another good early 70's modern soul nugget

Grading: I grade conservatively and base my evaluation on the look AND sound of the record. I grade on a scale of NM, VG++, VG+, VG, VG- (I will rarely list a record less than VG unless its scarcity warrants it).

Shipping: First class shipping within the U.S. is $3, including delivery confirmation. Insurance is $1.30 (for up to $50 worth of coverage - add an extra dollar per $50 of coverage). International shipping is $6 for regular airmail to Europe, Asia and Australia (Please note, the more expensive records will ship with mandatory insurance within the U.S. and by Global Express Mail for overseas. Please let me know if you have any questions.) Other locations, please contact for a quote. As for multiple item purchases, shipping is free for the second 45 and $1 more per 45 (bulk purchases will ship at cost). I generally go to the post office 2-3 times a week to ship out packages, so you should get your record quickly! All records are packed using standard 45 mailers and cardboard fillers.

Payment: I accept Paypal, money orders, and cash sent registered.

Holds: Records are on a strict first come, first serve basis. I will hold records for up to 24 hours so that you can finalize payment arrangements.

Contact: PM me or email me at kidinquisitive at gmail dot com

Reputation: Please check my ebay feedback under the user ID "kidinquisitive" 1,119 positive feedbacks (and counting), or email for references from other board members.

Edited by kidinquisitive

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The following have sold or are on hold: Jaqueline Jones "Frown", Stu Gardner, Barbara Lynn, Johnny Otis, Candace Love, Great Expectations, Leon's Creation, Marvin Holmes, Smoke, Sugarpie Desanto, Ron & Embracers, Syl Johnson, Eddie Bo.

I can take a little off the Celest Hardie and Mandrill if anyone is game. Just contact me.

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