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Sweet, Deep, Mellow, Midtempo: Al Williams, James Dee etc

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Sweet, Deep 'n Soulful - some mellow Sunday vibes

Now then, no one likes a good old, full on, 100mph 60's Northern banger more than me. I didn't get to where I am today without having an ear for a good banger,  but man can't live by bangers alone; every now and then he needs to calm his jets, cool his beans and just chill. That's where these guys 'n gals come in: sweet and smooth or church hollerin'; lush orchestration or stripped down to bare bones; 60's & 70's, deeper than a miner's helmet: some maybe even danceable nowadays: they're all here. 

All are in Excellent condition unless otherwise stated. The YouTube clips are not my records, I've included them to remind you how good these sound or to treat your ears for the first time. The records I'm selling here are in the pics. 

***SOLD*** Al Williams - The Other Side of Your Love - Crajon demo £95 yes, that Al Williams  (if I'm recalling Tim Brown's review in Shades of Soul correct)


The Attractions - New Girl In The Neighborhood / That Girl Is Mine  -  Bell £60 another Northern hero in the shape of Morris Chestnut pops up. I can imagine 'New Girl' sitting quite nicely in this current Low Rider thang, 'That Girl' is a decent Northern number. Note the small crack from the drill hole to the run out  - it doesn't touch the grooves and so does not affect play, but the price reflects this



Bobby Hutton - Lonely In Love / You're My Whole Reason  - Philips £125 and yet another Northern hero pops up! This is the rarer release, both sides lovely, soaring crossover floaters. Not quite in the same league as 'Come See' but not far off it. I also have the other issue of 'Lonely' for sale, with a decent version of 'More Today Than Yesterday' on the flip @ £50



The Caesars - You Better Get Yourself Together / La La I Love You - Lanie £50  smooooooth early vocal group, with a jaunty, doo wopp-ish dancer 




The Carltons - I'm A Man / Keep On Hoping - Argo demo £50 awesome mid tempo, up there with The Drifter and Walk With A Winner in the Epic Big Sounds league. Nice flip, and a tough find on demo




Freddy Scott - Got What I Need  - Shout demo £25  they misspelled his name on the label but Freddie don't mind, his lady's got what he needs



George E Smith - Don't Find Me Guilty - Conclave £60 oh man, it's gonna hurt to part with this wonderful record. A superb song, superbly sung. 



***ON HOLD***The Herbs - Put A Hurting On My Heart - Smoke vg++ £30 now this is definately danceable, gorgeous crossover just crying out to be played to an appreciative crowd



James Dee & Piece of The Action & The Primettes - Jealous Over Love - Enrica £150 a blind buy, on the strength of the group's brilliant  name (which sounds like one of Guy's c/u's). For once I didn't care it wasn't Nothern, the sheer power and passion of this record killed me



Jimmie Raye - Look At Me Girl - Tuff £25  Jimmie's hurtin' and the minimal backing makes for no hiding place 



Joe Moore - I Ain't / I Got My Own Thing - Verve £75 to quote the well known dealer's comments on his YouTube clips “a ridiculously RARE STOCK copy offering up two potent TRU-GLO-TOWN Northern Soul thumpers on one 45” Well, who am I to argue? Except that these are not thumpers in anyone's book, and he’s charging £125





***ON HOLD*** Katie Love & Four Shades of Black - Hurts So Good - Scepter demo £35 don't know if this is the original of this much covered gem but it's the best I've ever heard. One of many deep soul sides I sought out after reading Eddie Hubbard's reviews in Shades of Soul



Lezli Valentine - I Won't Do Anything - All Platinum demo £40 two sides of seriously mellow, sweet soul 




***SOLD*** Little Charles & Sidewinders - Hello Heartbreaker / Got My Own Thing Going - Drum £35  ye Gods! Ok, it is snail's-pace danceable and only when wearing an anguished grimace on your face, but it belongs on this list of deepness. Normal service is resumed with the out-and-out Northern stomperoonie on the flip




Pauline Shivers - Won't You Come Back Home - O Pex  £35  a sweet crossover dancer that belies the heartbroken lyrics



The Players - Why Did I Lie - Minit £60  I'd long forgot about this  gorgeous mid tempo floater. Is there another version of this, slower and more anguished? 



***SOLD*** The Sunlovers - My Poor Heart - Mutt & Jeff £100  gonna break my poor heart to part with this, one of my faves but needs must...



The Whispers - Flying High - Soul Clock £60 tried listing this before to a bit of interest but no sale. This  lush, sweet soaring dancer has bucketloads of dancefloor appeal



Usual jive applies: 

• PM your interest, but please add a comment that the PM’s on the way

• P&P is £8 for Special Delivery on Orders over £50; £3 for orders under, via 1st Class Signed For. You can opt out of Special Delivery at your own risk, ie if a record is lost or knackered in the post, you’ll only get £50 compensation from me

• PayPal only, and as a gift. Add 4% to the total (inc P&P) if paying as a business transaction

• Wanna haggle on price? GTF, they’re cheap enough! Go ahead, does no harm to ask, but tread with caution: I'm selling my collection with a heavy heart, the only bargains you'll get will be by mistake!

• Honest Al’s money back guarantee on safe return of a purchase where you disagree with my grading

  Ok, dats’ dat. Happy hunting; may your vibes be mellow, your custard be yellow and your neighbour be a jolly good fellow. Or something. Cheers. 

Al Williams.jpg

Attractions - New Girl.jpg

Attractions - That Girl.jpg

Attractions crack.jpg

Bobby Hutton - Lonely.jpg

Bobby Hutton - Whole Reason.jpg

Caesars - Get.jpg

Caesars - La La.jpg

Carltons - Man.jpg

Freddy Scott - Got.jpg

Freddy Scott - My Darling.jpg

George E Smith.jpg


James Dee.jpg

Jimmie Raye.jpg

Joe Moore - I Aint.jpg

Joe Moore - I Got.jpg

Katie Love.jpg

Lezli Valentine.jpg

Little Charles - Hello.jpg

Little Charles - Own Thing.jpg

Pauline Shrivers.jpg

Players - Why Did I Lie.jpg


Whispers - Flying High.jpg

Edited by Alan Walls

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