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Visitors. Little Tony, Willie Williams, Arrows, Marva Whitney...

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Howdy y’all, been a couple of weeks since my last list, time to get ma hustle on again! A couple of relistings I just can’t figure out why they haven’t yet sold, but damn-near all have been plucked from the collection last night. Mostly 60’s, mostly Stafford-y type sounds, but the occasional 70’s and classic Northern sounds are in there. Think it’s worth highlighting there’s lots with exceptional deep/sweet soul flip sides; indeed there’s one or two which are – for me – miles better than the uptempo side.  Check ‘em out, I’ve added YouTube clips so you can to treat your ears to something new, or to remind you how good a tune sounds, but they’re not my records: the one’s I’m selling are pictured.

All in Ex condition unless otherwise stated. Please do read the terms at the bottom if you fancy buying something.

Barabra Greene – Young Boy – Renee *demo* £20 a feather light, gentle, early 60’s girlie mid-tempo. There’s tape residue in the run out, so I had it covered up as something or other in the 80’s, God knows why ‘cos it’s far too delicate to play out. Put it down to 60’s Newies Fever…


Little Tony & The Hawks – Don’t Try To Fight It – Renfro £30 sorry, can’t find a clip anywhere on the interweb. Mid tempo, not bad. Nothing great but better than a boot up the arse.

Marsha & Delwands – No Hope, No Faith / This Time (I’m Gonna Win) – Zudan £40 looks like it’s had a hard life this one: both sides have scuffs, surface scratches etc, vg+/+ but it plays fine. ‘No Hope’ is classic Stafford-style, quirky uptempo, while This Time (no, not that one) is a charming group soul slowie that reminds me of The Professionals ‘My Heart Belongs To You’ on Action Pac.



Marva Whitney – What Kind Of Man / Your Love Was Good For Me – King *demo* £50 oh aye, here’s one of those killer double siders I was on about. ‘What’ is ballsy, brassy dancer and discovered by me old mucker Dean Anderson, as I recall (one of 3 of his on this list). ‘Your Love’ on the flip sees our man JJ Barnes co-writing an immense deep soul masterpiece, sung to perfection!



Ray Algere – In My Corner / You’re Drivin’ Me Crazy – Tou Sea *demo* £60 cheapest price in town for this relisted gem. First heard ‘Corner’ on an newies tape from Dean yonks ago, a brilliant dancer with the bonus of really quite clever, funny lyrics. ‘Crazy’ is pure, bluesy ‘Noo Orlins’ crayfish gumbo (that’s meant to be a compliment, by the way)



Royal Premiers – I Can Make It If I Try – MBS £35 Stafford tape swappers tackle, study group mid tempo


Soul Ambassadors – Just Like She Said She Would / I Got The Feeling – SS7 £40 prices online for this are all over the place, so I’ve settled on mid-range. ‘Feeling’ is the uptempo dancing side but I’ve emphasised ‘Just Like She Said’ ‘cos it’s epic deep Southern Soul, awesome stuff.



The Superiors – Can’t Make It Without You / Let Me Make You Happy – MGM £50 classic, olde time Northern with that standard BIG PRODUCTION of a major label. Two dancing sides, check out Mr M’s comments on the YouTube notes: this is, apparently, a very rare black issue that should go for £75. Well, not on this list!



The Arrows – We Have Love / Bring Back The One I Love – Bandit £40 ye Gods, check out this voice on this fella. Johnny Davis was his name (and check out his tragic tale on the YouTube notes) – I’ve listed the awesome ballad ‘We Got Love’ first, it just dominates the so called ‘Northern’ dancer on the flip (which is ok, but pales into insignificance). Immense!



The Visitors – Little Golden Band – Dispo *demo* £125 blimey, what’s the story here, then? Found this in my Shit Box, didn’t ring any bells so played it and still didn’t recognise it. Did some research and blow me down if it’s not being priced at £250 - what the hell! This copy is not in great condition: surface scratches and scuffs, not particularly audible but it plays fine. Certainly tip top for DJ’ing with.


***SOLD*** Wally & The Knight – Hang On Little Mama / Every Man Has To Dream Sometime – Tarx £30 the 3rd of m’good man Dean Anderson’s discoveries, this is a full on, no holds barred, 100mph, rocking brassy Northern banger. And it’s on that iconic label! Woooo-Haaaaah Lil’ Mama!


Willie Williams – It Doesn’t Pay / Just Because – ABC demo £40 I’m emphasising the deep soul brilliance of ‘IDP’ rather than the gutsy dancer ‘JB’. Listen up, two good sides, but ‘IDP’ is a monster!



ZZ Hill – Don’t Make Promises You Can’t Keep / Set Your Sights Higher – Kent  £30  ah now, this is just the ticket. ‘Promises’ is maybe ZZ’s most ‘Northern’ sound – the strings are pure Mirwood, great paced, infectious dancer, with that brilliant voice. ‘Sights’ on the flip is more yer traditional, 6T’s Rhythm & Soul sound, and none the worse for it. Great double sider, all in all




Ok you guys, 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

• 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…

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

 Ok, dats’ dat. Happy hunting and a jolly good weekend to y’all! Cheers, Alan





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