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Hi All

Here are some cost effective tunes from old stock from a long closed record shop. Most are unplayed but where there are any signs of use I'll state that and give a grade. I use UK grades NM, Ex and VG and +/- to refine. No $20 postage and no 20% VAT !!!

Payment is Paypal F&F please, or add 4% if that is preferred.

Postage is £2.00 UK First, £3.5 Recorded and £5.00 worldwide.

YT clips are for reference, all sales 100% guaranteed

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1. We know her from her Motown days and some great early recordings but she went on to record for the likes of ATCO, Arista. 20th Cent and here we have a lovely lilting crossover tune for Reprise in original cover.

Mary Wells - If you cant give her love - Reprise £10


2. The title is a classic and very expensive modern stepper, but the WDJ is a mispress playing the issue copy side "Trademark". The good news is that you still get a lovely tune and don't have to re-mortgage your house buy it.

Crystal Clear - Trademark - Polydor WDJ £30


3. A unique voice with a couple of high priced Northern outings against her name, but she's here with her take on the Eddie Floyd tune. Even the wife likes this one !!


Esther Phillips - I never found me a man - Kudu £10



4. The artist needs no introduction from me - a legend. Known on this label for his jaunty "Old People" tune, this is more of a gravelly voiced low down stepper which grows on you.

Archie Bell & Drells - Strategy - PIR £10


5. After the break up of The Brighter Side of Darkness, two band members went on to create The Imaginations and record 3 outings for 20Th Century. This is a lovely uptempo xover tune with smooth vocals and a catchy rhythm. Ex+ condition on this one.

The Imaginations - Searching - 20th Cent £10


6. Here are the imaginations again with another catchy xover tune. Ex copy

The Imaginations - Sweet Mona - 20th Cent £8 


7. Now here's a bargain for you. Tim Brown listed this at £100 and said it was a rare tune and a cracking laid back version of Pat Lundy on Vigor.

Rhinestones - Party Music - 20th Cent £30


8. Here an old spin for Soul Sam and a lovely soulful stepper that seems to capture the mood of the Sunday chillout today and also gained lock down spins

Hot Bush - Tell me you will - APA £5


9. The queen of soul does crossover. Here's Aretha with a lovely uptempo number and a real grower.

Aretha Franklin - April Fools - Atlantic £5


10. The great Bill 'Bunky' Sheppard strikes with his own group on this overlooked crossover gem which deserves to be played. A cracking low rider on the flip for good measure. Last Copy

The Sheppards - Your Love ( has a hole in it) - Bunky £20


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCR8RVzk2NY - Low Rider tune

11. A modern soul classic, but one which has some surface marks which cause 4 ticks in the first 5 seconds of play and then its perfect after that with perfect label etc. So a bargain for someone

Alicia Myers - I wanna than you - MCA VG (only because of the ticks) £5  (might throw this in if anyone buys something else ! )


12. An absolute dancefloor killer and remake of Bread's I wanna make it with you, from probably my favourite band of all time, the Whispers. Have a listen and then dance round the kitchen

The Whispers - I wanna make it with you - Soul Train M- £15 (black promo copy same both sides - one side very small label tear but not really noticeable)





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