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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)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbgG3Ze4iGE

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LByxmkWNswM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5Pm3LCrymg

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XyPDOIFzb0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8ocJmsI_Nk


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 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1m_WZo9vm9s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSciVUAYaRs

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSq78Pp7h2w

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOBCnOtuVQU

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PueK3Jz--r8

 

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. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSb_emMfsBI

 

***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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iDr7FIkK7rw

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnTYbnejTJc

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5m4td7xv9Y

 

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

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8s7Mc85NWTs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoANzcRi1T0

 

***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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vBxyyZIsU8

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VkoptS4-UI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCLnk3Adah4

 

***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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apl6dXCglOk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ddy68BZCB4

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OVxdHPYlbY

 

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? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LjgthNUk5I

 

***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...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1pzbbQMW6M

 

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNUat6_IcWc

 

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

Herbs.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

Sunlovers.jpg

Whispers - Flying High.jpg

Edited by Alan Walls
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