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Hello and welcome to the May 2018 list! Quite a strong one this time as well with some real nice and rarely offered 45’s in all sections. For instance there’s quite a few classic Chicago soul 45 collectibles, all in stunning condition. Last but not least we have one 12 inch and a few carefully selected albums.

PM to order please!

If you are going to the Stockholm Soul Weekender just let me know and you can pick up the records there. 

BR, Karl


Northern Soul & Crossover 45’s

Clarence Townsend – I found a new love – Clara / VG+ / £1100 (Classic NS rarity, such a lovely energetic dancer. Pure allnighter feel. Record has light mark but plays loud and strong. Label some spots, still look neat.)


Delegates of Soul – I’ll come running back / What a lucky guy I am – Uplook / EX / £750 (Super clean copy of this allnighter monster. Don’t miss the lovely midtempo flipside.)


Barrino Brothers – Just a mistake / I’ll take my flowers right now – CB / EX / £700 (Super clean copy of this killer Detroit rarity! Two superb feel good dancers with funky drums.)


La Reine La Mar – That’s not the way to love – Cloud / EX / £275 (Superb atmospheric NS dancer. “Mama I don’t wanna” side has programming sticker and circled title. Apart from that a super clean copy.)


Icemen – It’s time you knew / It’s gonna take a lot – Ole-9 / EX / £275 (Stomping group harmony NS dancer. Written by Eddie Singleton of Shine fame. Flipside is a real nice ballad. Record is warped but plays fine. Same copy as on last list but priced lowered with £75.)


Snapper – I was just passing through (Your neighborhood) – Nation-Wide / EX / £250 (Superb 1972 crossover with a long spoken intro before it turns into a lovely Jerry Butler-ish tune. *Knock, knock* “Who is it?”, “It’s me, Snapper”. Version of the track on the rare George Scott Maple LP.)


Cleveland Robinson – Somebody to love / Boy – Nosnibor 1012 / EX / £250 (Monster crossover dancer, the later version which shares the same backing as “I got yours, you got mine” off his rare LP. “Boy” is also a later version with some lovely congas high in the mix. A rare one and yet to have it’s day.)


Jean Carter – Like one / That boy ain’t no good – Decca / EX / £225 (Pink demo of this stomping NS classic! Flipside is a great midtempo sound. Vinyl is absolutely clean but please note the pressing of this is not of the highest quality. Still sounds loud and clear should be added.)


Carstairs – It really hurts me girl – Red Coach / EX / £200 (White demo Sterling stamped original of this iconic masterpiece. As new copy!)


Roe-O-Tation – Special category / Old love – Gerim / EX / £160 (Very special Chicago crossover soul just gaining in reputation and featuring some amazing harmonizing. Nice clean copy but “Special category” side has a little sticker smudge in the runout.)


Pace Setters – Victim of loneliness / My ship is coming in (Tomorrow) – Mica / EX / £160 (Two lovely sides of Chicago group soul, “My ship…” side is being a Vietnam protest song.)


Marva Whitney – Giving up on love / This is my quest – T-Neck / EX / £150 (Killer double header, funky soul dance track backed with dramatic, marvelous midtempo crossover. Clean copy of the rarer and far more desirable vinyl copy here. Tiny punch hole through label.)


Jon Lucien – Would you believe in me – Rca / EX/VG+ / £150 (Promo only 1973 7 inch EP with four tracks off his Rashida LP, “Kuenda”, “Lady love”, “Love everlasting” and his classic dancer “Would you believe in me”. Complete with pic sleeve.)


Clydie King – Soft and gentle ways – Imperial / EX / £150 (Promo copy of this atmospheric NS midtempo dancer.)


Lee Fields – Tyra’s song / You’re my weakness – A&T / EX / £125 (Lovely dancer sharing the same backing with his “Take me back”. Lou Rawls/James Brown styled slowie on the flip.)


Fugitives – Good lovin’ if you can get it / Love come down – Sandman / EX / £110 (Rare, classy and lovely girl group Chicago dancer. Great flipside as well.)


Monique – No body’s baby / Truth – Maurci / EX / £100 (Early Ashford Simpson penned crossover soul fave. Flip is overlooked and great, lowrider type of sound. Record is clean but has pressing dimples, these do not affect play.)


Supurbs – Only for lovers / You don’t care – Alteen / EX / £100 (Killer Chicago double header, dancer backed with a killer lowrider type of slowie. Very clean copy, light blue label variation.)


Sheryl Swope – Can’t get him off my mind / How you feel – Duo / EX / £100 (Just lovely energetic Chicago uptempo soul dancer. Very clean copy, usually seen more or less beat up.)


Masters of Soul – Do you really love me? / By the time I get to Phoenix – Ovide / EX / £100 (Amazing crossover backed with a super soulful version of “By the time I get to Phoenix”.)


Intertains – Glad I found you / Need your love (Right now) – Uptown / EX / £100 (Very clean black stock copy of this excellent NS group soul double header.)


Sweethearts – No more tear – Kent / EX / £90 (Clean promo copy of this great West Coast 60’s dancer. Flip is lovely too.)


Johnny Nash – I’m movin’ on – Warner Bros / EX / £90 (Classic R&B/NS dancer.)


Smoke Sugar Company – Save a little love for a rainy day – Teri De / EX / £90 (Light blue first press of this excellent feel good crossover tune.)


Modern Redcaps – Never too young (To fall in love) – Swan / EX / £70 (Issue copy mix of this fantastic, stomping NS dancer.)


Chocolate Syrup – You’re off an runnin / All I ever do is dream about you – Ira / EX / £70 (Excellent 1971 group soul dancer out of New Jersey. Flip is an excellent slowie. LJ Reynolds was in this group before joining the Dramatics.)


Shirelles – Let’s give each other love – Rca / EX / £70 (Rare and great midtempo crossover dancer sharing the backing with Shirley Alstons solo effort “Can’t stop singing”. Promo copy.)


Silent Majority – Something new about you – Hot Wax / EX / £70 (Very rare vinyl issue copy of this superb Ronald Dunbar production. Usually seen on styrene issue or styrene demo.)


Servicemen – I’ll stop loving you – Grapevine 2000 / EX / £70 (Previously unissued NS winner that finally got a release on this indemand 45 in 2003. Flip is “Sweet magic” which did get a release by the time of the recording.)


Kelly Bros. – Crystal blue persuasion – Excello / EX / £60 (Feel good classic! DJ copy complete with company sleeve.)


Berry Street Station – Soul over easy – LeCam / EX / £50 (Note to the NS oldies collector: Impress your friends with this very rare alternative release of the Sons of Moses “Soul symphony” instrumental.)


Patrinell Staten – Little love affair – Sepia / EX / £45 (2004 lookalike Light in the Attic reissue of this Seattle mega rarity. Pure allnighter sound!)


Four Sonics Plus One – Tell me you’re mine – Sidra / EX / £45 (Classic and great Detroit NS styled dancer.)


L.J. Reynolds – All I need – Black-Lady / EX / £40 (1972 solo effort before joining the Dramatics. Cover of the Temptations song. Here on the rarer label.)


Ginger Thompson – Boy watcher – 1-2-3 / EX / £40 (Charming girl version of the O’Kaysions hit. Familiar but perhaps also forgotten for many through the inclusion on a 1980’s Kent compilation. The “Walk on by” cover on the flip ain’t bad either. This side has tiny writing, “Boy watcher” side is clean.)


Class-Set – My style / Julie – Mod-Art / EX / £40 (Two cool sides off their rare album.)


Eric & the Vikings – It’s too much for a man to take too long / same – Gordy / EX / £40 (White demo of this classy midtempo dancer.)


Soul Brothers Six – I’ll be loving you – Atlantic / EX / £40 (Classic that still sounds great! Nice copy complete with company sleeve. “Some kind of wonderful” side has “$1” rubber stamp)


Precisions – If this is love (I’d rather be lonely) – Drew / EX / £35 (Clean copy of this NS oldie.)


Leon Thomas – Just in time to see the sun – Flying Dutchman / EX / £35 (White demo of this lovely jazzy xover dancer. Underrated and still largely under the radar that should take off in price once better known.)


Monzas – Hey! I know you – Pacific / EX / £25 (Light blue label variation of this fine midtempo group sound. First label before Wand.)


Tommy Yates – Darling, something’s gotta give – Verve / EX / £25 (Promo copy of this early Tommy Tate 45. Firm midtempo crossover.)


Ethics – Look at me now / Think about tomorrow – Vent / EX / £15 (Lovely Philly soul cheapie. Label number label variation.)


Kim Weston – It should have been me – Tamla / EX / £15 (Superb early soul sound. Cool looking white demo copy, date written on label.)


Sharpees – Tired of being lonely – One-Derful / EX / £12 (Lovely Chicago cheapie. Punch hole through label.)


Art Gentry – This is my chance / Shirley Brown – Even if the signs are wrong – Kent Select / EX / £10 (Two amazing never-released-at-the-time A-Bet sides. One crossover dancer, flip being my pick, superb crossover soul with an almost two step feel.)


Modern Soul & Two Step 45’s

Reason Why – Step inside my world / So long letter – Polydor / EX / £650 (One of the rarest and best Polydor 45’s. Two magic modern soul sides penned by Willie Hutch with “Step inside my world” only being available on issue copies.)


B.B.P. (Business Before Pleasure) – (I’m in) The prime of love / Funk you – Stang / EX / £650 (Awesome modern soul with a young Melissa Morgan singing. Flip is more funky and also a winner. White demo copy, both sides of the label has marker pen scribbles.)


Reachers – I just want to do my own thing / Reach on back – Magic Disc / EX / £400 (Nice clean copy of this classic modern soul sound that just seem to gain more and more in popularity. Flip is a overlooked funky disco track with crashing drums.)


Major Thomas – And you know’ it  / Wake up crying – Lion’s / VG+ / £200 (Killer boogie! So rare. Label has been signed by artist. Record has some light marks, plays well but not perfect.)


Saturn Symphony Orchestra – Capricorn flight / Sugar dreams – Fraternity / EX / £175 (Killer remake of “Space funk”, flip is more of the same.)


Eboney Essence – Let me in / Unsatisfied man – Goodie Train / EX / £175 (Two great takes of the Jean Battle tunes. One dancer, one deep soul ballad.)


Chocolate Buttermilk Band – Can’t let go / Ain’t no way – CBM / EX / £175 (Deep boogie dancer backed with an intense slowie.)


Al Hudson & Soul Partners – I’m about lovin’ you / Almost ain’t good enough – Atco / EX / £150 (Rare and popular issue only modern soul dancer, backed with a epic slowie.)


Kyonz Howard – Goin’ away – Christie / EX / £100 (Rare soulful boogie indie and a good one! Killer basslines.)


Holidays – Gettin kind of serious / Inst – Marathon / EX / £100 (Very rare first version of this truly epic 2 stepper! Apart from being another version this one is credited to Holidays instead of Holiday and the semi instrumental flipside is real nice too. The way more commonly seen re-make has another flip.)


Four Below Zero – My baby’s got E.S.P. – Roulette / EX / £80 (DJ copy of this classic modern soul/proto disco dancer. Signed Patrick Adams, of course. This version is a bit more polished than the P&P one. Clean copy complete with company sleeve.)


Galaxy – Self made man – Saturn / EX / £75 (Super deep and soulful instrumental. Rare one especially on this logo design label variation. Usually turns up double listing the poor “Mandingo warrior” side. Label has tear and small rubber stamp from previous owner, says “D.J. Glennzo”. FU DJ Glennzo.)


Tony Gregory – You lift me from the ground – Tee Gee  EX / £70 (Great modern dancer from Jamaica. Tiny writing on both sides of the label, say “FUNK” on one side and “SOUL” on one side. There’s also a “Made in Jamaica” stamp, labels still looks neat.)


Randy Brown – I’m always in the mood – Parachute / EX / £70 (Feel good modern classic which is rare on 45 being the b-side on issue copies and not on demos.)


Peggy Scott – Things have more meaning now – Old Town / EX / £60 (Personal fave! Superb atmospheric floater type of modern dancer. Promo copy, never seen an issue of this.)


Innervision – Gotta find a way to get back home / I just want to love you – Ariola America / EX / £60 (Two great modern soul sides, uptempo dancer backed with midtempo floater type of sound. Rare issue copy.)


Symbol 8 – Call on me / I thought you wanted to dance – Shock / EX / £60 (Funky modern double sider of the highest quality. “Call on me” is not available on the Midtown release nor on the Shock demo copies.)


Timeless Legend – I was born to love you – Dawn-Lite/P-Vine / EX / £60 (Classic! High quality japanese reissue with lookalike labels.)


Janette Renee – Whats on your mind / I’m gonna be your lover – Sheridan House / EX / £50 (Soulful building dancer on this cult label. Boogie business on the flip.)


Dionne Warwicke – You’re gonna need me / (I’m) Just being myself – WB / VG+ / £50 (Two classic H-D-H + Popcorn Wylie sides of amazing quality. Record just shy of EX, YGNM side plays well and IJBM side with some faint occasional crackle. Still a real nice copy. Palm boulevard label design.)


Windy City – We party heavy up in heah / Good guys don’t always win – Innovation II / EX / £50 (White demo of this essential double header, a breezy dancer backed with a version of the Sam Dees song.)

Pulse – Sunshine – Street Soul / EX / £45 (A MJ Soul classic! First time on 45 on this since long out of print and indemand reissue.)


True Image – I’m not over you yet – Grapevine 2000 / EX / £40 (Reissue of this classic modern rarity. With the bonus of a previously unissed extended version.)


Demetrius (Dee Harvey) – Make it easy on yourself / William Bollinger – Your arms around him – [no label] / EX / £40 (Two previously unissued sides from the Sounds of Memphis label. First time on 45, real nice soulful boogie backed with deep soul.)


Norma Jenkins – Can you imagine that – Desert Moon / EX / £25 (Mecca classic and a recent Butch spin. Minty grey label vinyl copy.)


Innervision – Honey baby (Be mine) – Private Stock / EX / £10 (Classic modern soul dancer! Stock copy complete with company sleeve.)


Garland Green – I’ve quit running the streets – Expansion / EX / £8 (First time on 45 on this 2016 Expansion release. Modern soul classic initially on his “Love is what we came here for” LP. )


Ballad/Deep/Sweet/Group Harmony 45’s


Darling Dears – I don’t think I’ll ever love another / And I love you – Flower City / EX / £575 (Nice clean original copy of this basement ballad double header. Same copy as last list but slashed £75 off the price here.)


Betty Wright – Paralyzed – Deep City / EX / £350 (Early Betty Wright killer, superb slowie with a lowrider feel.)


Soft Touch – Look up, look down / Plenty action- Sundance / EX / £250 (Classic funk, sweet soul flipside setup. And what a sweet soul track!! Vinyl is very clean but the funk side plays with a little static. Likely gonna disappear with a few more plays or a deep clean.)


Willis Johnson & the JM’s Funk Factory – Tell me – Saluda / EX / £150 (Rare South Carolina sweet soul winner. Tiny label tear, still looks great and clean apart from that.)


Specials – You stood me up / Everybody say yea- Satch / EX / £120 (Classy Chicago double header, one group ballad and one dancer.)


Ronnie Walker – Really, really love you – Philips / EX / £100 (Sugar sweet sweet soul classic! Clean copy complete with company sleeve. Label has bb hole.)


Allison & Calvin Turner – Yeah, memories – Checker / EX / £90 (Perhaps the Turner Brothers best 45, just an amazing ballad. Clean issue copy complete with company sleeve.)


Family Connection – This time / Lost her love – Jabali / EX / £90 (Clean original copy of this amazing sweet soul double header.)


Chester Randle’s Soul Sender’s – Why did I let you go – Anla / EX / £80 (Charming basement styled slowie with hard drums. Funky uptempo flip with an Archie Bell/TSU Toronades feel.)


Milton Floyd – I’m a shadow / Anyway I can – RIM / EX / £75 (Sweet soul masterpiece backed with a fast funky dancer. Vintage price sticker on label that looks like it can be easily removed.)


Hands of Time – This love for real / I’ll never forget you – Inner City / EX / £70 (Yellow label copy of this classic Leroy Hutson penned double header. Two dreamy sides of the highest quality.)


Jimmy Braswell – Time waits for no man / This time it’s got to be for real – Jar-Val / EX / £60 (Two sides for the mature soul listener on a obscure Macon, Georgia 45. One slow side, one midtempo crossover.)


Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr – You can’t blame me / Your love keeps drawing me closer – Capsoul / EX / £60 (Super clean copy of this amazing group soul double header.)


Eula Cooper – I need you more / Mr. Henry – Note / VG+ / £50 (Amazing soulful slowie out of Muscle Shoals. Record has some very light marks, plays well.)


Billy Guy – Hug one another – All Platinum / EX / £50 (Killer slowie from the former Coasters member. Slight funky feel and with some psych elements in the form of fuzz guitar and breaks. Blank b-side, great using when setting the counter balance on your turntable.:))


Exceptionals – What about me / Unlucky girl – GRT / EX / £50 (Killer sweet soul backed with a nice midtempo crossover track. Different and IMO better mix to the Way Out release.)


Pretenders – Hearts were made to love / For the rest of my days – Carnival / VG / £45 (Intense and highly recommended group soul double header. One of their rarer 45’s. Record has no visual scratches etc but a matte finish. Plays with a very slight static background noise, still sound ok.)


Diabolics – Key to your heart – Sundance / EX / £40 (Great sweet soul somewhat overshadowed by the Soft Touch 45 on the same label. Funky flip.)


Answers to Love – Try my love / It was real – Lion / VG / £35 (Rare issue copy with the issue only “Try love”. Two fab sweet soul sides! Record has many light marks, “Try my love” side plays overall well but the flip has a little crackle in places.)


Natural Experience – Hide and seek – BL&J / EX / £25 (Superb and classic sounding sweet soul ballad. DJ copy complete with IRDA distribution sleeve.)


Timmy Willis – Easy as saying 1-2-3 – Jubilee / EX / £12 (Great looking white demo of this intense deep soul cut that featured on the Dave Godin Deep Soul Treasure comp.)


Soul/Boogie 12”

Garfield Fleming – Don’t sent me away – Becket / VG+ / £110 (Modern soul classic! And a total evergreen, never seem to get old. Extended 12 inch mix with killer intro, much prefer this version to the 45 one. Promo copy complete with company sleeve. Record has some light sleeve marks not affecting play.)


Soul Albums

Tony Fox – The beginning – Blaster / EX/EX / £200 (Classic rare soul album title including the awesome dancers “Let, let love, and be love” and “I wanna get next to you”.)


Little Janice – Today’s youth – Pzazz / EX/EX / £175 (Rare one! Unfortunately something of a one tracker but what a track! “Since you’ve been gone” is just so good! Nice, clean copy with cover still in shrink.)


Joann Garrett – Just a taste – Chess / EX/EX / £85 (Overall nice Chicago soul album but the big standout for me is the crazy good “It’s no secret”, a real wow track.)


Reggie S – Give me back some lovin’ – Shasa / EX / £45 (Superb 1983 Orlando, Florida release. Killer modern soul indie with personal standouts being the firm two stepper ”Where’s your love”. Boogie lovers will get theirs in “Holdin’ on”, “Are you ready for me”, the title track and more. Second press with printed inlay rather than real cover.)


Impressions – The young mods’ forgotten story – Curtom / EX/EX / £35 (Nice copy of their classic 1969 album. Solid listening throughout, as expected.)–wgHJfGCns


Roshell Anderson – Introducing – Sunburst / EX/EX / £25 (With the insanely good, and quirky slowie “I’m pushing on” which just builds and builds. The perfect 3am music. Same company as Melvin Bliss. Cover still in shrink, cut corner.)


Chocolate Milk – s/t – Rca / EX/VG+ / £15 (With the full length version of “How about love”, essential for all lovers of 2 step. Cover has faint ring wear.)


Philippé Wynne – Wynne jammin’ – Uncle Jam / EX/EX / £8 (With the killer “Hotel eternity”, love this one so much. “You gotta take chances” is fantastic too. Superb copy in shrink, complete with lyric inner sheet.)


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