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  1. KarlM

    Modern and crossover mix

    1½ hours of recent faves crossing from modern soul and disco to crossover and group soul slowies.
  2. Hi and welcome to the July 2018 sales list! I hope each and every one of you are enjoying your summer. And that you are now up for buying some records! Short but sweet list this month, as a result of my full time office job and a sign of things to come. A bunch of nice 45’s with plenty of heavy hitters, and a solid set of two 12 inch titles. PM to reserve! Modern Soul & 2 Step 45’s Shider Family Band - Keep you burning - Headed Up / EX / £700 (Nice clean original copy of this stellar modern dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lavDNoJMwg Philip James - Keep on loving - Longwood / EX / £450 (Nice copy of this legendary, feel good Cincinatti modern dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PW6EKFhKnSQ Hart & Grant - Stuck on a feeling - Metro Sounds Int. Ltd. / EX / £400 (Monster two step on a rare Canada only 45. One of the best. Has a discretely written date on club mix side.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRiKBb8YEO8 Rolph Marcial - Black people / Now you’ve got it - Now / EX / £350 (Two great sides of Trinididad & Tobago soul. Vinyl is clean but “Black people” label side has one small and one larger tear, some discoloration and partial rubber stamp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3vm7NXhvqQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dce5FBlpwzk Trumains - Ripe for the pickin’ - Rca / EX / £250 (Demo copy of this modern soul evergreen. The dubious lyrics is a bonus!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wBuJxdAlkNM Gil Billingsley - I’m me just me / That’s all she wrote - Landy Bug / EX / £200 (Very rare/obscure Detroit modern soul release written by no other than Dave Hamilton.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Mph6V6Jqc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uVqbA1m65M Straight Jacket - The greatest part of loving / Fun - Showboat / EX / £200 (Now classic Detroit modern dancer. Always reminded me of the songs on the Brief Encounter “We came to play” LP.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XAuCmab6-qo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9mVUdt6zF0 Luv ‘N Haight - One night love affair / Rock on - AMR / EX / £150 (Clean copy of this obscure and superb modern soul dancer. Funky disco on the flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTWtUZ1BFDE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw8WaqxiYFw Rock’N Co - You live only once - AMG / EX / £110 (IMO best version of the Imperial Wonders song, great modern soul dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvPolFn4S5E Lee Moore - Reachin out Part 1 / Part 2 - Reachin / EX / £100 (Classic Memphis disco/boogie, such a great dancer. Very rare first local issue before the national distribution one on Source.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8mmVT7PmyQ Five O’Clock - Watch for the morning / Hold on tight - O’Clock / EX / £70 (Rare 1982 double header out of Detroit. One side killer 2 step, flip a very nice dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsDF4FLj_w8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gHX2l8FE5w Paradise - Tell her / We belong together - Phil LA of Soul / VG+ / £60 (Two lovely midtempo Philly modern sides. Record has a few light sleeve marks, plays well.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF_VYaVGfZQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_3Mf7oYzcs Desi - I’m much too shy / I want to be with you - Blue / EX / £60 (Killer two step backed by great disco/boogie dancer. Well rare on US 45. Label has date scratched out, Soul Bowl stylee.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RCheE_cjV0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PPm-izwiC0 King Saul - Baby it’s you - GCS / EX / £50 (Huge personal fave, top drawer two step with a spoken intro. One I used in my most recent two step mix, the volume 9 one.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_Ct9d4V3vw Barbara Carr - Reaching out to you - Bar-Car / EX / £50 (Killer two step! By far the rarest of her 45’s on the label. Different and better version to the LP here too.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxJ_gKyUkHE Chuck Strong - You beat me at my game - Music Mountain / VG / £50 (Very rare first version of this great modern soul dancer. Should be picked up for spins again like King Tutt, Bileo etc. Vinyl has some light markings and scuffs. Decent player, actual copy for sale in the youtube video.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1nxVpmtdyI Turner - I’ll always - Tower Town / EX / £30 (Tough 80’s two step, clean copy but without the company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxyP0wdfKKk Jhade - By my side - Cheryl / EX / £25 (Perfect slow jam, two step supreme. 45 version is 3:38 and much rarer than the 12 inch.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ypx-c1S151E P-Funk All Stars - One of those summers - Hump / VG+ / £6 (Lovely little two stepper and one I used on our Slowjamz promotion mix. White demo, one side has a small tear and white round sticker.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKINs0zUojs Northern Soul, Crossover & Funk 45’s Inell Young - What do you see in her - Libra / EX / £750 (Super clean original of this classic funky soul masterpiece. Flip is overlooked but nice.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYxKWFfj4z8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDHZi0_RLBo Johnny Summers - I’m still yours - Yorktown / EX / £500 (First and rarer version using this backing. Essential LA NS dancer!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL2vTq3l8Yg Teddy & the Fingerpoppers - Soul groove - Arctic / EX / £200 (Clean white demo original of this popular NS dancer. Deep stuff for the peak time dancefloor.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz-Dc-TUHaU Teddy & the Fingerpoppers - Soul groove - Arctic / EX / £175 (Blue label stock copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz-Dc-TUHaU Don Thomas - Come on train / Train start movin’ - NUVJ / EX / £180 (Super clean white promo copy of this iconic NS dancer. Don’t miss the much overlooked crossover flip which is great.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHaUOjMrSss https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpfDRd8chnU Determinations - Bing bong / Girl, girl, girl - King / EX / £125 (Fabulous double header. NS dancer of the highest quality backed with superb deep soul/group harmony ballad. Clean yellow demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBBk33r3mYg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cejl4Jb1OKA Willis Wooten - Your love is indescribably delicious / Do the train - Virtue / EX / £120 (White demo copy of this popular funky soul dancers.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wln4kPDKqf0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0oYaXPQ1eM Larry Saunders - On the real side - Turbo / EX / £90 (Nice copy of this so soulful NS evergreen.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkBmcPrsdzY Grayson Street - Medicine man - Houserocker / EX / £80 (Atmospheric crossover dancer with a slight jazzy feel. Rare Pinole, California release.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUECX4WTt_8 Spooner’s Crowd - Two in the morning - Cadet / EX / £70 (Vinyl copy of this smokey mod styled instrumental, great stuff!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ugerLL3fj4 Johnny Nash - (I’m so) Glad you’re my baby / Stormy - MGM / EX / £50 (Not a fave artist but this Mickey Stevenson production is a real nice Detroit midtempo dancer. BB hole through label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZ-6RVDo6uQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWhP4cRFaqU Delia Gartrell - Stand up for your brother / I’ve been loving you too long / EX / £45 (Sister funk slow burner backed with a Otis Redding cover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u78uvFbrez0 Jimmy Lewis - Feelin in mah bones - 4J / EX / £40 (R&B dancer with a dramatic feel. Promo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL5bVUvQe7U Jimmy “Bo” Horne - If you want my love - Alston / EX / £20 (Minty fresh white demo copy of this classic crossover dancer. Jimmy doing his best Jackie Wilson impression.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKX9aJSff2U Ballad/Deep/Sweet/Group Harmony 45’s Eptones - No one else but you / A love that’s for real - Jox / EX / £675 (Highly sought after Texas sweet soul which has sold for $1000+. Lovely dancer flip. Super clean white demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6vkVdSPKJI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY_B80AvF74 Jupiter’s Release – Never never (Never met a girl like you) / Good stroke – Owl / VG+ / £275 (Very rare 1976 Dean Francis production, same label has Wee. Fantastic group harmony backed by a good funk tune. Vinyl has some light marks, ballad side plays well, flipside with a little occasional background noise.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zd_CnNxfVs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilH5-ZtKS7Y Maurice Jackson - Don’t stop saying you love me - Parrall / EX / £150 (Killer 1980 slowie from the former Independents member. His rarest and best solo disc.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-2Bm_8DW24 Karen Small - To get you back again / That’s why I cry - Venus / EX / £125 (Two lovely slow sides from Don Julian of the Larks fame. One borrowing a bit from Burt and Dionne, flip is pure lowrider kind of sound. White demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBcOgTDtb1c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14BmYeN3GDQ Congenial Four – You played the part (of a loser) – Capitol / EX / £80 (Lovely atmospheric group soul with a slick spoken intro. Demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5PzkbRjRQs Gene & Eddie – Darling I love you – Ru-Jac / EX / £75 (Lowrider styled deep soul duo with an amazing intro. Killer, just so soulful. Real hard to find in clean condition.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XxdTSgAl8A Bob & Gene - Don’t leave me / I gotta find a way - Modo / EX / £30 (Two lovely slowies by this talented duo.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48p3uoRbeyA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhU6sd_qXOI Cissy Houston - Nothing can stop me - Janus / VG+ / £12 (Amazing haunting Don Davis/Groovesville production, intense ballad. There’s some light sleeve marks on vinyl which can be heard a little on the first fifth or so. With company bag.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbpNwaG8pFA Soul & Disco 12’s Blair - Nightlife - Solar Sound / S/S / £200 (Still sealed copy of this iconic club classic. Cover is clean but has some spores under the seal.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLlgVx81NRw Goodie - Dancin free / Mary Holmes - Living in a world of make believe - Family Groove / NM / £45 (Two previously unissued sides, released this year limited to 300 copies which all sold out on pre-sales. Goodie is my pick but flip is a goodie too.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxjcsfJyJlU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZ_R6PRRpks Payment Info I accept paypal or bank transfers to my Swedish account (IBAN). For all paypal payments over £150 I need you to either add 4% to cover paypal fees. Or send with the “I’m sending money to family or friends”-option and take on the fees. Also please make sure the payment is being received in GBP rather than in SEK. Postage Costs Registered shipping is an additional £7. Fully insured (up to £1000) is £9 extra. This is recommended on packages with value over £150. Europe 45′s 1 45: £5 2-3 45s: £7 4-8 45s: £10 Albums/12s 1 LP/12″: £9 2-3 LP/12″s: £13 4-7 LP/12″s: £20 Rest of the World 45′s 1 45: £6 2-3 45s: £9 4-8 45s: £12 Albums/12s 1 LP/12″: £10 2-3 LP/12″s: £14 4-7 LP/12″s: £20 Gradings NM – spotless record. One grading I don’t really use – one tiny mark/scuff/flame/scratch and it’s EX. Many new records will not make this grade. EX – Basically everything that will look and play great. VG+ – Will have marks that may very moderately affect play. Might have fairly large amount cosmetic marks not affecting play. VG – Lots of marks, should still play fairly well but not perfect. VG- – Lots and lots of marks, see description on how it plays.
  3. Added to my mixcloud account last night. A mixture of slow and funky 70's and 80's records crossing over the two step/mellow groove/sweet soul genres. More mixes here:
  4. PM if you can offer any of these, ££££ awaiting. Leonard Adeair - I Dig You / Pussycat Baby ONE WAY Allison & Calvin Turner - Everytime I’m near you LULU Answers – Thinking of you / A chance I’ll take SCORPION BAB – Party & get on down / Without your love SUGAR LaRom Baker – You’re the best / Love will make it better THE RECORD COMPANY Herby Brown – One more broken heart BLUE ASH Richard Caiton – I’d like to get near you UPTIGHT Camaro’s - Not too young / Lover come back DAR CHA Carbon Copies - Just don’t love you GIT DOWN INC. Debbie Curtis - I check my mailbox JABRO 101 Bernard Drake ‎– I've Been Untrue / The Natural Thing LA LOUISIANNE Jeff Floyd - Don’t Leave Me BIG J (with pic sleeve) Fluorescent Smogg – All my life WG Tony Fox - Love, Let Love and Be Loved BLAST Freedom Express - Get down / Freedom Express W.T.P. Esther Grant - Let's get the most out of love WILSTONE Faye Hill & the Hill Sisters - Gonna get even / You come to me in the rain BLUE DOLPHIN Jades - Lucky fellow MODE Jelly - Everybody needs lovin nows the time / Hey look at me FU-JA Len Jewell - She went her way / Sticky boom boom MR. WOOD Jodesha & Star Ride - Star ride / The Answer LOVE POET John & the Weirdest - Can’t get over these memories / No time TIE Kaldirons - To love someone (That Don't love you) / You and me baby TWINIGHT Connie Laverne - Can´t live without you GSF June Lee - I'm not like the others / I don't want to cry MASTER KEY Love Company – Love Tempo / Somebody Help Me Be Fair SRO Magnetics - Count the days / When I'm with my baby SABLE Moments - Baby I want you HOG Mr. Clean & the Soul Inc – What’s going on RADIO CITY Mr. Lucky - Born to love you STARDOM Annette Poindexter – Wayward dream TWINIGHT Points Of View - I‘m Superman / Simultaneously INSTANT Spice of Ice - Joy to the world KICK BACK Florence Trapp – Love came into my life / I miss your love YOU & I True Image - Keep me dancing / Instr WILKERR Truth – What direction / Thank you girl for hanging on PHILLY GROOVE Belita Woods - Magic corner KAREN or MOIRA white demo
  5. PM to reserve! Hello and welcome to the June 2018 list! I’ve barely recovered from the first, and fantastic, Liverpool Soul Weekender. Hats off to arrangers Ryan Wilson and Flanny Jr (Liam Flanders) who did a great job putting it all together. I hope it will be the first in many! The list this month is another good one with great and seldom seen records in all price ranges. There’s a few solid 12 inchers and albums towards the end. From the 45 sections the modern soul one is probably the strongest. Talking of soul weekenders the Stockholm one was absolutely solid too. After it me and arranger Carl Hedberg got together with international guests Bob Snow, Terry Wright and Kouki Shinada recording 2h45m mix which can be heard here. BR, Karl Other links that might be of interest: Discogs (10% off all listed stock if you order from me directly) Instagram (not only records) Modern Soul & 2 Step 45’s Trans-National Funk Co. – Brand new day / Funkafied – AMG / EX / £750 (Best thing on the label, and one of the rarest. Usually seen with an vocal take of “Funkafied” on the flip and with a red AMG logo rather than grey here. “Brand new day” is pure magic! Sounds stunning 3am on any dancefloor. Searched 10+ years for my first copy, this spare copy I found now some three years later.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBruW-pNsCE Rivage – Strung out (on your love) – Tempus / EX / £450 (White demo of this iconic modern dancer. One scuff not affecting play, stone mint apart from that but the b-side has four X writing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-GxirCgae4 Shage – Give your love to me – S.S.A. / VG+ / £400 (Superb, building modern soul on a very rare Atlanta, Georgia 45. A slayer on the dancefloor! Record has a few light marks, dancer side plays well but flip with a few low crackles.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do4Tg6fVfPM Las Vegas Connection – Running back to you / Can’t nobody love me like you do – Hep’Me / EX / £200 (Superb modern soul double header, punchy dancer backed with catchy midtempo.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg4Xwx8MAUM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVAY0iAmoJM Dadirope – Work with me – Cain & William / EX / £175 (Dead rare and super obscure 1980 modern soul. Might be from Milwaukee as I’ve seen similar label design from 45’s from that area.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_O5IQD3Dmk That – All I need / Baby, don’t you hold me – Bobby Fulton Enterprises Inc / VG+ / £175 (Rare 1977 modern release with one killer dancer and one killer slowie. Vinyl just shy of EX visually with a few light marks, plays great.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtM54ACw6oE Living Color – Plastic people – Sophisticated Funk / VG / £130 (Superb North Carolina funky soul dancer. Vocal side is EX and plays great, instrumental side has a mark causing a couple of skips and soft background noise on the first fifth on the song or so.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF2vttrkFR4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW_24SZN_Mk Michael Boothman Touch feat. Charmaine Forde – What you won’t do for love / Waiting for your love – Touch/ EX / £110 (1980 Barbados release with a smooth modern dancer and a killer version of the Bobby Caldwell song.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mcxBONxjhk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kGt7CJ1p184 Exportations – I want you / Find another day – Vir-Ro / EX / £100 (Nice copy of this classic Detroit modern soul dancer. Flip is a lovely slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGbh7RAi1iI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mCBXgRPPrU Lee McDonald – Gotta get home – Debbie / EX / £90 (One of the best two steppers ever made. Heart breaking lyrics and a production to die for. Different version to the LP.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFqQEe4cqoE Muscle Shoals Horns – Addicted to your love – Ariola America / EX / £80 (Two step with a production to die for!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jQZMhe8IsA A Brother’s Guiding Light – Getting together – Mercury / VG+ / £80 (Rare stock copy of this Philly modern soul winner. Record has some light marks, plays fine except for a one second of styrene hiss in the intro.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaLluv3AdIA General Lee – Magic – Lost Weekend / EX / £75 (Superb spacy disco, one of three killers from him on this label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4Ga9OQxaXo Elroy Peace – New day – Jo Jo / EX / £70 (Groovy, funky storming dancer on a rare LA 45.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnX15GUpJjg Anthony White – Hey baby – PIR / EX / £70 (White demo of this epic modern soul dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENmmPHAK0dY Ozone – Our heart (Will always shine) – Motown / EX / £65 (Very rare issue copy of this popular disco/boogie dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bo9dS3Po21w Runette Roberts – She didn’t know – Ica / EX / £60 (Lovely midtempo modern. Both sides of the label has small ballpoint pen scribblings.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNO9gzS-AWU Johnny K. – I got bills to pay / Mama don’t allow no bumpin’ in here – Buddah / VG+ / £60 (Great funky Miami soul. Different flipside here than on the Drive release. Record just shy of EX with some light sleeve marks not affecting play. X on flipside.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziPu4NrlXiI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd-48tYRrsU High Society – I can’t believe – U.S.A. / VG+ / £60 (Superb atmospheric Chicago modern soul. Vinyl has light marks but it plays well.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eu6BUXPLGYg Sun – Just a minute of your time – Capitol / EX / £50 (Now classic modern soul which still sounds awesome. Such a dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjqi00si7xo Satin – Give all your love to me – Good / EX / £40 (Nice 1980’s modern that got a much later release date than of the recording.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQR9C8CKj3o Bill – I feel good with you / Space lady – Dollar Bill / EX / £35 (Probably my fave ever song. 10/10 slowie that just fills me with a warm and fuzzy feeling everytime I hear it. Flip is great modern soul.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeQNxb4jp9M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxbPEFkAsuQ Ramona Brooks – I don’t want you back – Q / EX / £35 (Superb feel good disco which is rare on 45. 3:38 version.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy7zKmkJQMA Albert Jones – You and your love – Candy Apple / EX / £30 (Firm modern soul fave! Such a beauty. Canada only release.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra2DmdiYPKk Legend – Lay your body down – Tamla / EX / £30 (Rare issue copy with the excellent issue only boogie dancer “Lay your body down”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRVHkzr-zqc Marvin Gaye – Anger – Tamla / EX / £25 (Canada only on 45, might be promo only release too. Complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATAgDKco5Ac Slowroller – You make my body feel better – Hitco / EX / £25 (Obscure 1978 NYC funky disco) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=leojYEUh_9k Leroy Hutson – All because of you – [read description] / EX / £20 (Classic that needs no introduction! Odd thing here is that the 45 has labels stuck on from Eloise Laws “Stay with me”/”Touch me” release on Invictus.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTdVTtNJH30 William Bostic – What you do to me – SOR / EX / £15 (Silver letter second press of this great and classic modern soul dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4e8o_WwTz4 McCrarys – Love on the summer night – Capitol / EX / £15 (Rarer US copy of this classic jazz funk feel modern dancer. Clean copy complete with company sleeve, only flaw is a very slight dish warp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plxuYeMXfiE Mel Starr – (I know) My baby can – Freko / EX / £15 (Obscure 1980 modern soul, on the same label as the awesome First Horizon 45. Two X written on the label of the deep soul flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkyeO5FNAS8 Cloe Martin – It comes to my attention – Geneva / EX / £10 (Superb proto two stepper out of Detroit.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v92RAjahuBc Billy Paul – You’re my sweetness – PIR / EX / £10 (Killer two step! 1979 45 release also on his 1979 best of album. Stock copy with promo stamp on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiBj_mYDQQc Kenny Lupper – Passion flower – Tamla / EX / £8 (Smooooth two step, slightly rarer stock copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ-ZDtbNQuU Smokey Robinson – Baby that’s backatcha – Tamla / EX / £8 (1975 dancefloor winner, such a beauty. Record number has been written on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyMncjfFYV Phyllis St James – Candlelight afternoon / Back in the race – Motown / EX / £8 (Issue copy of this lovely soulful 1984 boogie. Backed with a nice ballad not on the demo.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFv-Gmi97Hw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8M3CK3JJqm0 Jeannie Reynolds – Unwanted company – Casablanca / EX / £6 (Classic mellow groove that still sounds great.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n7k6F5doDQ Bill LaBounty – I hope you’ll be very unhappy without me / This night won’t last forever – WB / EX / £6 Lovely, smooth two stepper also made by Esther Phillips and Tavares. Flip is great too) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kViv0dmmAxw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lKi0gQ0R8M Dazz Band – Heartbeat – Motown / EX / £5 (Killer two step! It’s dark suggestive synthesized backing is the key. 45 vers is 4:14 and without the cheesy spoken intro in the clip below.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5u-ABoSbyI Northern Soul & Crossover 45’s Exits – Another sundown in Watts / I’m so glad – Kapp / EX / £650 (Amazing midtempo from Jimmy Conwell and his group. Don’t overlook the lovely group harmony flip. Lovely white promo/red A copy complete company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSSTHaNS2B0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Sbq2rZRCXU Tokays – Baby, baby, baby – Brute / EX / £225 (Classic midtempo Detroit. Nice copy but the flipside has a partial label lift.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vHgMJnPyT8 Match – Match – Match / EX / £200 (Very obscure feel good dancer, rare UK 45!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IZKySnXMAA Jimmie Reed, Jr. – I ain’t going no where – Mercury / VG+ / £180 (Original to the Leroy Barbour track, killer midtempo dancer! Record basically EX, has one scuff not affecting play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6lbtQLFZkk Chosen Few – I can take no chances / Taking all the love I can – Maple / VG+ / £150 (Killer double header. Amazing midtempo backed with an energetic dancer. Condition just shy of EX with dancer side being clean and slower side two light marks causing a little crackle first part of the intro then clears out fine. Label has one tiny scratch too.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzkSAYBAOLM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-Q4ped1Mwg Belles – Don’t pretend / Words can’t explain – Mirwood / EX / £150 (Essential girl group NS double header! Rarer dark blue label copy with Delta number 60225 which makes it an original. “Don’t pretend” label stuck on both sides, one side plays “Words can’t explain” of course.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6nG7oMYZeI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx87kj9rsw8 Jesse Fisher – Your not loving a beginner – Way Out / EX / £150 (High demand for this excellent NS/crossover dancer. Multi coloured label variation.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JIP2LX4bhI 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”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnKlr704e8c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_lE4i1wFNg& Buddy Causey – There’s a way – Capitol / EX / £100 (Soulful blue eyed midtempo crossover. Promo copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUuMYJVCRv8 Intrigues – Fly now – pay later – Janus / EX / £80 (White demo of this ace crossover dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nelrocTMN1M Joe Moore – Nobody loves me / Hang right in there – Tru-Glo-Town / EX / £70 (Overlooked Chicago 45, two sides of excellent NS.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLi2ugp_NGY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnHAxRqpOIY Oscar Perry & Love Generators – I got what you need – Peri-Tone / EX / £70 (Crossover soul classic! Rare yellow label, green text original. Label tear from removed sticker.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfjZpEIbkvM Joyce Hopeson – I surrender to you / This time – Revue / EX / £60 (Nice clean vinyl copy of this excellent double header, crossover dancer backed by a lowrider type of slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzRjlJacgm4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oqbx6RBf1xc Lost Generation – You only get out of love / Pretty little angel eyes – Brunswick / EX / £60 (Scarce issue copy of this killer double header which is 45 only. Feel good dancer backed with a midtempo version of the song also made by Jackie Wilson.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpdFUpWVR_M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy3n0ISe5zo Rena Scott – It’s time to go now / La-te-da – Epic / EX / £60 (Well rare issue copy with the sublime slowie “It’s time to go now”. Flipside is a nice floater type of dancer. Promo sticker on label, comes in company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNt9EyVplu0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQ6d33gc-_k Pat & Pam – I’m the one who loves you / I love you yes I do – Our Own / VG+ / £50 (Superb Chicago double header from Lucky Cordells gifted daughters. Vinyl just shy of NM with some very light sleeve marks, plays well.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LywUGGOssEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCGNiTWRzA4 Master Four – Love from the far east – Tayster / VG- / £45 (Second press from 1968 of this Detroit soul pearl. Vinyl is absolutely covered in light marks but surprisingly it plays clean. The slow flipside plays with light background noise.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98n8oDClswM Traits – Some day some way / You’ve waited to long – Contact / VG / £40 (Yellow label variation of this nice midtempo double header. Vinyl has many light marks but it plays fine.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALYlEIf3eFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfJ0FMbNOWY Walter Jackson – Let me come back – Brunswick / VG / £40 (Classic crossover, pure allnighter sound! Record has light marks, “Let me come back side” plays clean, the far less interesting flip does not.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fZFsNnMxfU Intrigues – I’m gonna love you – Yew / EX / £25 (Lovely 1969 Philly soul double header. Green/white label variation.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYmFjt7qQb8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHNnWkcygpE Patty Livingston – I’ve got my baby – Dimension / EX / £20 (Nice white demo of this lovely girl group dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FP02r3gneE George Jackson – My desires are getting the best of me – Fame / EX / £12 (One of his more popular sides and a nice side of midtempo soul.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87f2Q1vR2wY Loleatta Holloway – Mother of shame – Aware / EX / £12 (Nice clean white demo of this classic NS dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Xm-b3311w Erroll Gaye & the Imaginations – Love and affection / You don’t want my love – Steel Town / EX / £12 (Two killer sides which later appeared on the rare Love People Guinness LP.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuS52UTmb4o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQ94iZ4DlCE Garland Green – Just my way of loving you – Cotillion / EX / £8 (Lovely midtempo not on any album.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZCuPI2Ewcw Ballad/Deep/Sweet/Group Harmony 45’s Fabulous Performers – Oh how you hurt me – Blackjack / EX / £250 (One of the best group harmony cuts out of Philadelphia, just pure magic. Used this one as ender at a couple of DJ nights this year to a great response.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph41y2NhJmk Heaven Sent & Ecstacy – Bless you with my love – Jamieko’s / EX / £180 (Fantastic 1980 sweet soul. In the rarest form here – solid center blue label. This version is cut 18 seconds shorter than the gold label one.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ahDg7rRzZA Fred Moss – I’ll always love you / Get on down – Vanessa / VG- / £80 (Amazing St Louis sweet soul, bound to be a classic if it’s not already is. Vinyl has many light marks, nothing very deep. First part of the sweet soul side plays with low to mid background noise but it gets better the longer it goes. The louder funky side plays a bit worse but here to noise also gets more overpowered by the music.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syaCZgmCaGk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F31XLHQPLc8 Equations – Oh, you sweet darling / Have faith – All Platinum / EX / £50 (Two lovely group harmony cuts on this reliable label. Label has very light ring wear) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7J-dQ9kvR4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA2RXq8QEdk Elgins – You found yourself another fool – Valiant / [read description] / £45 (Lovely group harmony that also fits the dancefloor. Record surface is clean but it has a 1cm long, tight edge crack which does not affect play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxI26araFn8 Jimmy Hughes – I’m getting better – Fame / EX / £8 (Dramatic slowie with a beat ballad vibe to it. Clean white promo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neKbz27Rb4U Toni & the Hearts – Thank you baby – Path / EX / £8 (Excellent 1966 Philly sweet soul. Vinyl copy with light blue label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uP1fIJibUY0 GC Cameron – Girl I really love you – Mowest / EX / £6 (Just lovely 1972 slowie that comes highly recommended. His best on the label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdb0hTYuZaI Soul/Disco 12 inch Light Touch Band – Sexy lady / Chi-c-a-g-o – Magic Touch / EX/EX / £300 (Bad ass 12 inch with some bad ass bass lines. Clean copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sajHRJTyTwM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS5iLyZ3OXI Lanier – Blinded (By the qualities of you) / 25 hours – Clarence Music / EX / £300 (Epic disco on a cult 12. Flipside is a nice midtempo modern soul dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5707N-lCSk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw_3H1Uqp9U Bliss – Stomp – Fos-Glo / EX / £200 (Now classic party disc! West Coast boogie magic.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc-8KxB6tiM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAAvEAqZaeE Jahneen – Changes / Everybody’s dancin’ – Flashha / EX / £160 (Two sides of excellent underground NYC disco. “A” written on the “Changes” side.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZVW-vr7A0c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZqJ10nxrsM Rhythm Makers – Zone – Vigor / EX / £70 (Rare and classic 12 incher. Promo only release, complete with PIP company sleeve. Tiny red pen mark on “Zone” label side, and an A written on the flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8EIr0uZTYw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-ZXoOmQGHc Soul Albums Betty Griffin – Free spirit – Mopress / EX/VG+ / £80 (Excellent driving disco dancer in the title track. “If you wish to be a star” is a nice slowie. Cover still in shrink but has 2-3cm upper seam split.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WINDACSy5xE Sam Baker – Sometimes you have to cry – Seventy-Seven / EX/VG / £70 (Rare and great 1967 album. With the classy dancer “It’s all over”. Rest is quality deep soul. Cover looks decent but has light general wear and a part upper split seam.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9nxxYi_7DU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahtN_awDISQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TSIjLF-u2s Gordon Henderson & U Convention – s/t – APA / EX/EX / £55 (Rare 1981 French album with the groovy afro disco cut “The highest bidder”, those horns!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vhl3D7OUrY Exciters – Caviar and chitlins – Rca / EX/EX / £40 (With the LP only dancer “Movin’ too slow”. “You got me” is a killer midtempo dancer. “Blowing up my mind” a oldies styled NS dancer + more. Lovely condition, vinyl is minty and cover still in shrink. Only flaw is a cut corner.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-Nt2458d5c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KB9OIA6W7Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Typ3T5Htx-0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YIeUs-HXIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGtjZDiTsik
  6. 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDxlcucdlT4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EplNdPSh_30 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGXQPw0JzAQ 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDeadr1XhSo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ve11h5FEco 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGGrYzcGDS0 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7LZLn6y5Ko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAUocSFLmtI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZjX2OQdfHA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51shucIuC7k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG_5N26eGT8 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2PFjW1QTy4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVOXdVHtxgo Carstairs – It really hurts me girl – Red Coach / EX / £200 (White demo Sterling stamped original of this iconic masterpiece. As new copy!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFliAI4lINA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrvqaGT2ylo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMdlR7HvHvY 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2lRj1BaD2c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IKNfgLxopw 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xY9kIXIcAKs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGY7BUukNAg 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPJqBmBylcA Clydie King – Soft and gentle ways – Imperial / EX / £150 (Promo copy of this atmospheric NS midtempo dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYCrio49U8U 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsH6wykNOik https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMc8lh4R3e4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbRmYVGlmOw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wdasifc-rco 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3BF5f7xqgY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No2_SW26nqw 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2Yy-SCkLrE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKwwashZNsE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVSd_66ByYo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sv-ax_9vwj4 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”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnKlr704e8c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_lE4i1wFNg 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0L_YX7X8nJQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dT7f2nj3zGo Sweethearts – No more tear – Kent / EX / £90 (Clean promo copy of this great West Coast 60’s dancer. Flip is lovely too.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBp6AD1U94E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tk5TuxbEphM Johnny Nash – I’m movin’ on – Warner Bros / EX / £90 (Classic R&B/NS dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sD9911ijaRY 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S6ZvUOlxySU Modern Redcaps – Never too young (To fall in love) – Swan / EX / £70 (Issue copy mix of this fantastic, stomping NS dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9JB4Y8ogyJM 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77v9cbqOK_8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-siWBjeKT3M 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUSSZHO-zFQ 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szZ68L4OlCo 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxYQrm_cUto Kelly Bros. – Crystal blue persuasion – Excello / EX / £60 (Feel good classic! DJ copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJVbUs3YenI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eIkrx5-tFA Patrinell Staten – Little love affair – Sepia / EX / £45 (2004 lookalike Light in the Attic reissue of this Seattle mega rarity. Pure allnighter sound!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpqQvrn3jRM Four Sonics Plus One – Tell me you’re mine – Sidra / EX / £45 (Classic and great Detroit NS styled dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27Q4I07mcZk 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8taNSiFCfk 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViHXSrr6ozE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b3hvKL_87I Class-Set – My style / Julie – Mod-Art / EX / £40 (Two cool sides off their rare album.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oAhACNoEN0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yvy2ZSGMxR0 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NcmIl-NdsY 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) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zejNA1Yq69Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MouM59AbnE Precisions – If this is love (I’d rather be lonely) – Drew / EX / £35 (Clean copy of this NS oldie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1P5JGOQdeg 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc66g-N2IHs Monzas – Hey! I know you – Pacific / EX / £25 (Light blue label variation of this fine midtempo group sound. First label before Wand.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4ZQDnDmpgA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFWKKY0S2wI Tommy Yates – Darling, something’s gotta give – Verve / EX / £25 (Promo copy of this early Tommy Tate 45. Firm midtempo crossover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AlYjojS6ngs Ethics – Look at me now / Think about tomorrow – Vent / EX / £15 (Lovely Philly soul cheapie. Label number label variation.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSFFhcPFrv0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74sN-RE0pmw Kim Weston – It should have been me – Tamla / EX / £15 (Superb early soul sound. Cool looking white demo copy, date written on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igGYlm0I4s8 Sharpees – Tired of being lonely – One-Derful / EX / £12 (Lovely Chicago cheapie. Punch hole through label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eHY_z4TFaE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxbQepHwvio https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-nJHuhQf4A 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBcHQQr9hZg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJplU6dY8hE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwHEy4MuHOk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OtF8BSwSHE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3pP-j5PRuzk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY-NhYdPmWE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBEYr1P3v8M Saturn Symphony Orchestra – Capricorn flight / Sugar dreams – Fraternity / EX / £175 (Killer remake of “Space funk”, flip is more of the same.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsQ2yqzVswo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlYd0pclAxc 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmhPsdrvlig Chocolate Buttermilk Band – Can’t let go / Ain’t no way – CBM / EX / £175 (Deep boogie dancer backed with an intense slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-5QcfoHh9Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxoG-cyVEGo 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU56r7pGvsw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_uIgRCX0TI Kyonz Howard – Goin’ away – Christie / EX / £100 (Rare soulful boogie indie and a good one! Killer basslines.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77oIOuwLZN0 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyG8wd9MPsI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5R9bsxCQV1Q 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.) https://youtu.be/BOzwkDMSDYc?t=165 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqwHu5u59Lo 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21Q7iS9gNo0 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbxfhP8HOZ4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBD6GpTQhvM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHFIOpWgXow 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwYJ4ZddLCE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoMqconV26U Timeless Legend – I was born to love you – Dawn-Lite/P-Vine / EX / £60 (Classic! High quality japanese reissue with lookalike labels.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NBF_-IGJgs 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXwFYnMWfTk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCJSe5V-0vo 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYDtnEt0UQU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY5C7BURnxQ 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Qq6l3UY0Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSfbWPe5ewE Pulse – Sunshine – Street Soul / EX / £45 (A MJ Soul classic! First time on 45 on this since long out of print and indemand reissue.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1OqqgJllsA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZQhQ1eAWek 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13ugfDrML44 Norma Jenkins – Can you imagine that – Desert Moon / EX / £25 (Mecca classic and a recent Butch spin. Minty grey label vinyl copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AQfKYcA82Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BzNKTflUhM Innervision – Honey baby (Be mine) – Private Stock / EX / £10 (Classic modern soul dancer! Stock copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7h9xGVUmlY 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. ) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ymzky1om5LI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAgo7X2atXo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d1ZebeXDZ0 Betty Wright – Paralyzed – Deep City / EX / £350 (Early Betty Wright killer, superb slowie with a lowrider feel.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REqvUw2obNo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jU15E7Elm8 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVxPkBrMoeU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWt1RSZ8bDk 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKQ8nLIPNV0 Specials – You stood me up / Everybody say yea- Satch / EX / £120 (Classy Chicago double header, one group ballad and one dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sLf-62FPkyw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAceIzPj5h0 Ronnie Walker – Really, really love you – Philips / EX / £100 (Sugar sweet sweet soul classic! Clean copy complete with company sleeve. Label has bb hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXzzTDocYZ4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ykx-WTy5EvY Family Connection – This time / Lost her love – Jabali / EX / £90 (Clean original copy of this amazing sweet soul double header.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvKeeH7V4dY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INitZRLY7RM 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZl1mmQoXOo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kg7owT0kGbA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32_cUGL12mA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOgT_AEtjHY 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9vPBCg8Y9M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzmw4oFxoPc 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahsltWx8Nf8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4jTzf13dc4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YPehAj8JJU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEWssQlpIBA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKQ9uoxhPsc 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.:)) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bujvz0r7W5k 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9xoCGwVOMc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDe1C5cfwSI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5meLYIitfBs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLuCLouMDlo Diabolics – Key to your heart – Sundance / EX / £40 (Great sweet soul somewhat overshadowed by the Soft Touch 45 on the same label. Funky flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rOr__Obz8E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nN1tTz-22wI 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSVIzEH3Yd4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4XlRSoKipNw Natural Experience – Hide and seek – BL&J / EX / £25 (Superb and classic sounding sweet soul ballad. DJ copy complete with IRDA distribution sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k1FAjXeFtA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM8eMvzFqb4 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzDXIrf_vGo 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”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvcbHYSnZuU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MmAE4UQK5YA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds56r853lDw 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eCBjbVUL6qA 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfj7R_cY1Kw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZvLr82dVx94 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRToPEHXPGE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKNvbUYOL4o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7v3ZXnUGdA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dl_178_oByw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6v8JZ0t07L4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muLRF8tZvxQ Impressions – The young mods’ forgotten story – Curtom / EX/EX / £35 (Nice copy of their classic 1969 album. Solid listening throughout, as expected.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–wgHJfGCns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8i2gJau5fwk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7WEignY2-A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1bVy2xEFkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_9Xy2JF1vo 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OleeeyI4OeE 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5GeYmNL2ZY 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMXGkXR4OoE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IT2sJHKJFcw
  7. As for runout grooves, A-side of mine has "A-2001" and "10698" and B-side has "A. 2002" (dot is higher up) and "10699". This copy was found before 2006 (and in the Memphis area) and should deffo be an original.
  8. No idea, getting confusing! My friend has a reissue of the "Cry love" with thin text, will ask for a pic.
  9. The other title but "Cry love" looks the same.
  10. Both of these are the originals... Compare the smallest text to the one I posted earlier. Much thinner and crisper on the reissue, you can clearly see it's laser printed.
  11. Track list: Jewels – Opportunity – Dimension Soul-Teasers – On a hot summer day in the big city – Joker Patience Valentine – Walking up to a dream – Trush Barbara Jean English – Comin’ or goin – Alithia Cookie Woodson – I’ll be true – Colossus Touch of Class – Love me baby – Renfro Carmelita – Rose bud – Carmen Carol Anderson – Sad girl – Fee Ginie Lynn – In love – Misty Kimrah Ladies Band – Thinking of you – Earth Wind Jean Shy – What can I do I’m so in love with – Fantasy Mary Clark – You got your hold on me – La Shawn Soulettes – Find somebody new – Dud Sound Otisettes – In your arms I’m gonna stay – Jonco California Girls – Your love puzzles me – Doorway Sweet Breeze – Slow change-up – Willpower Fuzz – Leave it all behind me – Calla Dee Dee Sharp – My best friend’s man – Atco Liz Lands – Don’t shut me out – One-Derful Betty Fikes & the Passions – I can’t lie to my heart – Southbound YBS – I could love but one boy – Ariola Vessie Simmons – Better-to bend than break – Simco Sophisticates – Caged bird – Janus Bernadette Bascom – I don’t wanna lose you – Solidarity
  12. KarlM

    Little Melvin and Boleros - Jealous Lover

    Thanks Carl! Sent you a PM mgriff.
  13. PM to reserve! Northern Soul, Crossover & Funk 45’s Voltaire’s - My, my, my baby / Movin’ movin’ on - Bacone / EX / £450 (Superb classic group harmony NS dancer. Flipside is more of the same.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO05AAD14BE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GsaOgteioKw Icemen - It’s time you knew / It’s gonna take a lot - Ole-9 / EX / £350 (Stomping group harmony NS dancer. Written by Eddie Singleton of Shine fame. Flipside is a real nice ballad. Record is warped but plays fine.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7LZLn6y5Ko https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAUocSFLmtI Leonard Adair - That smile upon your face - Stage Production / VG / £350 (All-time Chicago great, super deep crossover. Record has light marks but plays more or less clean.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H65DgE_pYC0 Minits - Still a part of me - MGM Sounds of Memphis / EX £250 (Feelgood crossover classic that needs no introduction. Pristine vinyl white demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iocm_k_rqkw Bonnevilles - Play it cool / I’ll be right there - Now / EX / £250 (Simply amazing group soul double header, one midtempo one slower. Huge demand for this rare Washington, DC release. Nice clean copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1WRluEnpMYk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc5lNtovcp0 Perfections - Girl you better hurry / Get on down - Tri-City / VG+ / £250 (Lovely Detroit double header with some serious group harmonies. Vinyl has a few light marks and scuffs on both sides but plays well.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEgVmzCchgo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2dCYYImTdA Continental Showstoppers - Never set me free / Not too young - Seventy 7 / EX / £250 (Killer midtempo dancer backed with a storming version of the Jackie Beaver song.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFwcWfzXzwk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48rRUoSeB4A Count Yates - Cruising - New Bag / EX / £250 (Rare and fabulous crossover dancer that sounds like a mix between Aaron Neville and Willie Tee. Tape swapper sound from me early 2000’s, unknown then and still a lesser known but should have it’s day soon. Promo copy.) https://www.mixcloud.com/CarlHedberg/spring-fever-warm-up-mix-for-stockholm-soul-weekender-2018/ (9:38 in) Melvin Bliss – Synthetic substitution / Reward – Sunburst / EX / £220 (Funky soul classic. Here on the more sought after vinyl issue, logo copy. “Synthetic substitution” side has x on label, flipside some more writing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JDHwtC5iv1U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYqvIFPkWjg Victoria Williams & J.B. Ledbetter - Show some sign / We’re so satisfied - Verve / EX / £180 (Driving NS dancer with a hint of R&B feel. DJ copy and comes In company sleeve, flipside has writing on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRUXg1PLUig https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsCwwVIrq1I Ebonies feat. Roy Williams - You got what I want / I’m not asking for much - Midwest / EX / £175 (Storming group harmony crossover dancer. Former Keb Darge Chandlers cover up the youtube clip informs us. Flip is a nice slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4kbOpFXeiA Creations - A dream / Footsteps - Zodiac / VG+ / £150 (Essential Detroit crossover! Best version to me. Flipside ain’t bad either. Logo copy, “A dream” side is EX and flip has some light sleeve marks not affecting play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFAHxZTsoDY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UG61FSTtX5E Impalas - Speed up - Capitol / EX / £140 (Demo copy and my preferred version of this lovely congas fuelled crossover dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oDVnPqSkKA Johnny K - I got bills to pay / I’m afraid of the dark - Drive / EX / £125 (Two excellent sides of funky Miami soul. Label has tiny bit of general wear plus bb hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wz55vjIz1yk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIq_TjaQghc Prophecy - Rain in my life - All Platinum / EX / £100 (Amazing atmospheric crossover, with Lou Courtney on vocals.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3rxTy9fafc Freddie Hughes & the Chevelles - I just found out / I’ve got my own mind - Janus / EX / £70 (Such a beauty, flip ain’t bad either.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loZ6iSOBaTE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5XHsS66_dk Eddie Holman - She’s wanted (In three states) / M.R.S. Band - Sunset on ridge - Grapevine 2000 / EX / £60 (Superb demo take on the Larry Clinton classic. Sold for way more on Discogs.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-btE79pKBTk Al Williams - Try them - Grapevine 2000 / EX / £40 (Previously unissued, and fantastic La Beat recording. One of the best things to come out both on Grapevine 2000 and on La Beat, such a killer NS dancer. Long out of print and big demand.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYH7BTtsbaM Satisfactions - One light two lights / Turn back the tears - Lionel / EX / £12 (Essential cheapie for all lovers of crossover. Sounds as fresh now as when I first heard it. The creepy lyrics offers a laugh too, and the flip is almost as good as well. Company sleeve is a bit battered.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxzPBO3aQr4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvT1rc3X66s Emotions - So I can love you - Volt / EX / £10 (Vinyl copy of this ultra classy crossover cut.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6r8n64Oq8h4 Esquires - You’ve got the power / No doubt about it - Wand / EX / £6 (Lovely cheapie from the falsetto masters. Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve. Only flaw is a cut out hole through the label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdgu3ylueds https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AT1WPn7jPj0 Modern Soul 45’s Special Touch - Shakin’ your body / Love that’s for real - Brackett / EX / £500 (Dead rare and killer double header. Though boogie dancer with amazing synths backed with an absolutely solid two stepper.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7jK46odC6o (45 version is 4:00) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3MKT9MZjf0 Gil Scott-Heron – When you are who you are / Lady Day and John Coltrane – Philips / EX / £300 (UK only 45 for “When you are who you are”, and flip is as good. Rare and highly sought after! Tiny warp not affecting play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7YqQIO9UAY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aRNUsmfeck Future 2000 - Good things - Rota / EX / £225 (Classic NYC feel good modern soul from Tony Aitken and his group.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9kdkdf2Go0 New Horizon - True love Pt. 1 / Pt. 2 - Adella / EX / £200 (Interesting and rather great little 45 from 1977. Part one starts out mellow with an earthy almost folky vibe and then builds and builds. Part two is done building, it’s a real deep disco jam. Just wish it was a 12 inch with the whole thing! Tiny label damage on edge.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6puNWm9UzRw Topaz - Without you I’m through - Rca / EX / £150 (Superb, lush 1977 midtempo modern soul. One of the hardest issue only major releases and not on any album.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09Hr2jXUCds Neo Experience - Human - Sahara / EX / £150 (Popular modern soul dance take on the Tommy Hunt song. Desert label design label variation. Rare Philly indie, flip is a nice ballad.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBd3t40gB3M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckqac2hSnME Flipside - Havin’ a party - Flipside / EX / £150 (Killer modern soul dancer which were reissued a couple of years ago.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wvx_sFAae2A Sly, Slick & Wicked - Ready for you / Sho’ nuff - People / EX / £100 (Classic on it’s most desirable form - purple vinyl issue copy. Killer midtempo modern soul backed with their epic and slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7cMaw3MXmKo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOhi5yWa_8M Bobby Patterson - I’m in love with you - Jetstar / EX / £100 (Lovely feelgood George Jackson penned midtempo dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKuJtgSEPMw Pretenders - A broken heart cries / John Edwards - How can I go on without you - Kent Select / EX/EX / £100 (Two real gems that was never released at the time of recordings. 2006 release that is since long is sold out and deleted and now heavily indemand selling for more than the asked price on Discogs.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYMoCUEN1XI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48x2GjtERUc Marvin Gaye - Where are we going? - Motown / EX/EX / £70 (2016 Japanese release that was limited to 500 copies. Sold out instantly and now very hard to find. Only way to get this on 45, fantastic and never released by the time of it’s recording. Flipside is Donald Byrd and his version of the same song.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56AgF4gSSZQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTFFt8bimp4 Dottie Pearson - A house made of love / Bring it over baby - Grapevine 2000 / EX / £70 (Previously unreleased modern soul gems that finally got a release in 2004 on this 45. Indemand and since long out of print.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o6IEAqwYTI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BF4yz2grfOM Melvin Davis - You made me over - Invictus / EX / £60 (Promo copy of this modern soul classic that never grows old. Flipside has date and radio station stamp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WiBomGHg2_U Debbie Taylor - Just don’t pay / I don’t wanna leave you - Arista / EX / £50 (Lovely modern soul double header! Nice clean copy complete with company sleeve. White label variation.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LUCqV_fe4c https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGIygLsHKJY Four Wonders - Just looking for my love - Solid Foundation / EX / £50 (Promo copy of this great Cleveland modern dancer. Stereo side has two X and a B written on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FA9_UA_9Z-M 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.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0Qq6l3UY0Q https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSfbWPe5ewE Windy City - Hey its over / If by chance - Warner Bros / EX / £45 (Just lovely 1974 soul pearl which is issue only on the national release. Flip is a great subtle ballad.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbW3KRbV9-M https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKBGRBgJLOs Butch & the Newports – Out of my hands / I’m only a man – Black Rock / VG / £45 (Fantastic atmospheric crossover backed with feelgood dancer. Oliver Cheathams first group. Label has some wear and marks, vinyl has plenty of marks but plays decent with only minor crackles.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIsmS5uhuGM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YddidTv17xo Darrow Fletcher – No limit / What good am I without you – Kent Select / EX/EX / £45 (Previously unissued version of the well covered “No limit”, and easily the best version. A good few of his mid 70’s recordings for Crossover records were pure gold. Highly sought after and since long sold out 2012 release. With his NS classic on the flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GDXkKrWoKhQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cY9aAc-Z6qM Main Ingredient - Instant love / Let me prove my love to you - Rca / EX / £35 (Lovely feelgood modern soul dancer. Flip is a real nice JR Bailey written ballad which was sampled for Alicia Keys. Date written on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpTexYLeFHw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yskneKJFaSk Margie Joseph - Come on back to me lover - Atlantic / EX / £35 (Johnny Bristol penned modern soul classic that still sounds the business. Rarer issue copy with “He came into my life” on the flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY7lAVWGK48 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAImfDc4lYw Armenta & Majik - I wanna be with you - Savoir Faire / EX/EX / £20 (Tough 1983 boogie which is really rare on US 7”. This is the Scandinavian copy complete with pic sleeve, same as the one in the video below.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boMYLFnEwiQ Dynamics - We found love - Columbia / EX / £15 (Lovely floater, same sided demo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDbxH8-p3Vs Barrett Strong - Surrender - Capitol / VG+ / £15 (Demo copy of this stunning modern dancer. Mono side is clean but stereo side has a small mark causing a few soft ticks.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ3EDTVm8uI Love Committee - Am I wasting time - Ariola America / EX / £12 (Lovely modern dancer, Philly soul magic. Number written on both sides of the label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4LY5Znzvrg Ron Shy - Don’t they know - Soul Junction / EX / £12 (Sold out reissue from 2015 with a previously unissued version on the flip. Killer modern soul dancer!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRgrNZUpHIk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNMkMXtbxOI Innervision - Honey baby (Be mine) - Private Stock / EX / £10 (Nice crisp stock copy complete with company sleeve. Classic modern soul dancer!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7h9xGVUmlY L.V. Johnson - I love you, I want you, I need you / I don’t really care - ICA / EX / £10 (Killer midtempo modern dancer backed with an even better two step track.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-kcAEcD6CQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5QrrC5K7Gw Little Anthony - Your love - Songbird / EX / £8 (Deep midtempo modern/2 step dancer with a tough bass break. Not the same track as his one on PCM Records.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocOkT-I4-Pk Betty Everett - Keep it up - Fantasy / EX / £6 (Superb dancer with a rare groove feel. Promo copy with date written on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmxDKjMl9ZE Stirling Silver - Sunshine (When I got you) - Columbia / EX / £6 (Rarer issue of this under the radar midtempo modern that should go big, such a nice midtempo dancer. Promo stamp on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSDhlF1i54Y Intruders - A nice girl like you - TSOP / EX / £6 (Promo copy of this nice modern classic.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6J5WQaKCS4 Love Committee - Darling come back home - TSOP / EX / £6 (Superb version of the Eddie Kendricks song.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5DIv7e-6CU Michael Henderson - Take me I’m yours - Buddah / EX / £6 (Modern classic! 45 version is superior to the album one. White demo.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ua7KGT7XS5k Holland-Dozier - Why can’t we be lovers - Invictus / EX / £6 (Classic! Clean copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD6fphEzlsM Two Step 45’s J-Phakta - Is it love - Symian / EX / £550 (Ultra rare and ultra good 1987 Memphis indie, one of the ultimate two step collector pieces. I have just upgraded with a copy with the picture sleeve, I found this one locally in River Records in Memphis around ten years ago. Label has writing, looks like a dedication from group member Kenny Johnson. Vinyl is super clean apart from a slight warp not affecting play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKA1JMIzzxA Brief Encounter - Human / Total satisfaction - Sound Plus / EX / £225 (White demo of this classic two step double header. You come for the “Human” side and stays for the “Total satisfaction” one.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KXjYdC60zuI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt2mvfh_1oc Motha’s Funkk - We’ve got love - Street Star / EX / £225 (Unique sounding Arkansas release with some killer grooves and group harmonies.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXI9HjrRgIc Jungle Rock - Life is a gamble - Its A Thang / EX / £75 (Amazing mellow groove type of slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Th9v-B0fWbE Holiday - Getting kind of serious - Marathon / EX / £50 (One of my fave songs, just melt inside everytime I hear this. The later more common but better version here, label has a 50 cent stamp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNicsaQ2xy4 Full Speed - It must be love - Real Thing / VG+ / £25 (Stunning femme soul mellow groove. Personal fave, just so soulful. Red label/blue logo label variation.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWzReWG_33g Lamont Johnson - Masta luva - Tabu / EX / £20 (White demo of this tough two stepper.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1qApo46Eb0 Caprells - What you need baby - Ariola America / EX / £15 (White demo of this 2 step all timer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3RN6aLJ9Pw Serenade - La la for love / I like the little boy in you - Phoenix EX / £12 (Two epic Clarence Johnson productions, two step deluxe! Two pen marks on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZNGW7H23dI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1xsSJclkzs Ann Peebles feat Donald Bryant - Mon belle amour / Hi / EX / £10 (Two step classic, as good as they come!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ufPKi9anJco Soul Survivors - City of brotherly love - TSOP / EX / £8 (Rare groove classic, did I hear someone say reeewiiiiiind?) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIe4sRLvUdU Meters - Be my lady - WB / EX / £8 (Smoooth two step classic. Promo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWIqgKoMp0o Gene Van Buren - You’ve got me here I want you - Tamla / EX £6 (White demo of this top class stepper.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vRjw9bM_r8Y Direct Current - When its love - TEC / EX / £6 (Nice clean copy of this smooooth classic.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJkzsKQIwc0 Bobby Williams - You need love like I do - R&R / EX / £6 (Vinyl copy of this classic cut.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PiejiG-buI Checkmates Ltd - Make love to your mind - Greedy / EX / £5 (Deep and dirty version of the Bill Withers song. With more than a hint of two step feel. Vinyl copy, flipside has writing on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUXRwLB2fOE Bonnie Pointer - I wanna make it (In your world) - Motown / VG+ / £5 (Untypical sound, absolutely superb soul with a folky feel and a two step beat.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbM8hpaHpQ8 B.A.D. - Stay awhile - Sinban / EX / £5 (Essential two step with a great dance beat. Two X on label. No soundfile just buy it blind and you won’t be disappointed!) 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 / £650 (Nice clean original copy of this basement ballad double header. Rare and indemand!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAgo7X2atXo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d1ZebeXDZ0 Little Melvin & the Boleros - I’m in love (Yes I am) / Jealous lover - Valarie / EX / £450 (Amazing sweet soul backed with a great crossover dancer. Super nice clean copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8oJUi2qNlk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzovmH_c8_c Unlimited Four - True love is hard to find (I believe in you) / Somebody help, please - Chanson / EX / £330 (Huge demand for this killer lowrider type of slowie. Flip is a gritty dancer who has fans as well. Tiny pen scribbling on the ballad side label, apart from that a super clean copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9EcsrOeKCo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgOH3DoF9Fo Gloria & the Relations - Hook line and sinker - Bonnie / EX / £225 (Heavy indemand for this amazing lowrider type of ballad. Tiny tear on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo8zmr9ajF8 Charley Wynn - It’s you I love / Action time - Jim Gem / EX / £225 (Rare, excellent and powerful deep soul backed with a gritty dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yw8hUpN1aM0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag5pHFYwGg4 Thomas Sisters - Hey pretty boy - Sassy / EX/EX / £225 (Lovely harmonies on this gospel feel slowie, super soulful! Clean copy complete with pic sleeve. Sold for £250 on Discogs last year.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbXlJ5gPW6M Atlantis - So sad, so long - A Tribute to Atlantis / EX / £225 (Nice clean copy of this absolutely superb Ohio ballad with a mellow groove feel. Epic stuff!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyEqdDG3eYQ Harrison & the Majestic Kind - Tearing me up inside - Coin / EX / £175 (Simply amazing Chicago group harmony cut, such a beauty. First label before Twinight. Label has a little wear and a round white sticker.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DomVhD6rI5Y Talisman – Shady side of town / Running from the devil – Head Hunters / EX / £160 (Lovely group harmony sound with a funky flip. Current indemander, nice clean flat copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRJtw1WqQhQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of72xwoxH_c Gene Middleton - When a boy becomes a man / You need love - D and B / EX / £100 (Excellent deep soul on a rare Tampa Florida release.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTyPI_KJaNY Mike & the Censations - There is nothing I can do about it - Highland / EX / £70 (Nice clean copy of this essential group soul anthem. His best! With quirky lyrics to go with it. Dance flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZ9aWyblplQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMl8KiKRCxk Mike & the Censations - Gonna try to get you back - Revue / EX / £15 (Mike James Kirkland quality slowie. Promo copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZQkEchvbJw Mike & the Censations - You’re living a lie - Revue / EX / £12 (More Mike James Kirkland quality.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsJNh2uETb0 Mike & the Censations - Victim of circumstance - Highland / EX / £12 (Even more Mike James Kirkland quality.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOn3gM0-za8 Otisettes – Sitting alone (In my lonely room) – Epic / EX / £60 (Orange label copy of this killer dreamy feel ballad. Only tucked away at the b-side of the scarce issue copies, demos came without this side.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=af-e54KaeIk John Gary Williams - In love with you - Stax / EX / £60 (Lovely and tricky to find ballad. Clean vinyl copy complete with company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ImdHlWsnIU Bull & the El Capalara’s - No sign of sadness - Bell / EX / £60 (Rarer issue copy of this real nice lowrider type of slowie. Cut out hole in run out groove, not near the playing grooves.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVKUusxOSc Equations - Oh, you sweet darling / Have faith - All Platinum / EX / £50 (Two lovely group harmony ballads. Label has very light ring wear) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7J-dQ9kvR4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EA2RXq8QEdk New Experience – It doesn’t seem so long ago – Ariola America / EX / £40 (Amazing sweet soul ballad, rare one that only came out on the b-side of the issue copies.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J--svF0TayE Pretenders - I call it love - Carnival / VG+ £30 (Carnival 550 group harmony version with Carnival Kings “Feelin’ good” on the flip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yskN2ojCCb8 Wallace Brothers - Line between love and hate - Sims / VG+ / £30 (Classic deep soul. Vinyl has a few small dimples which is not affecting play.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9frCwrbraSA Manhattans - Follow your heart - Carnival / EX / £20 (Amazing 1965 group harmony effort from this highly talented group.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3A2elFBhKM Manhattans - Give him up - Deluxe / EX / £6 (Excellent George Kerr production that was also made by Whatnauts on the GSF label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ls_R21w_KxU Ray Gant & Arabian Knights – Don’t leave me baby – Jay-Walking / EX / £20 (Super soulful, and to my ears superior version to the Maxine Brown track released on the Epic label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QW6pz3Eyov8 Four Mints - You’re my desire / You want to come back - Capsoul EX / £15 (Amazing group harmony slowie backed with a midtempo dancer.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3DAZLD7U3g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sr5dHNi41gk Four Mints - No longer - Loren/Numero / EX / £6 (Previously unissued gem, as good as the best cuts off their album.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtW-bzSGMJw Bump & the Soul Stompers - I can remember / Standing on the outside - Damon / EX / £10 (Two previously unissued sides on a Numero 2013 release. Crossover heaven backed with a lowrider type of sound.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nVL4DdM0lo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kSeH8G16TV4 Knight Bros. - Temptation ‘bout to get me - Checker / EX / £8 (Classic Chicago slowie, such a great one. Later label design.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mv8Jqu1eDwU Village Choir - Talk to me sometimes / The switch - SCM / EX / £8 (First label of this sublime slowie.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VTe8Z0TEew https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94_g8ghsMuI Billy Harner - Fool me - Open / EX / £6 (Lovely cheapie somewhere in beat ballad meats lowrider territory. Logo label design like the one in the youtube clip.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcexvRqvhLg Soul/Disco 12” Ty Karim & George Griffin - Keep on doin’ whatcha’ doin’ / Catch action - Sheridan House / EX / £100 (Classic two step backed with a nice boogie dancer. First label before Kon-kord.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOShSnodo1A https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9Gim-rVfio Clausel - Let me love you - Up Right / EX / £100 (Killer modern soul! On the full lenght 12 inch version which is far inferior to the 7 edit which just ends when things starts to be real good. Original stock copy with Masterdisk runout stamp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHEY5pK_1T0 Rov Vé - Gotta go by what you tell me - Home of the Brave / EX / £12 (Modern soul pearl, version of the Ron Keith track.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQuc4fiWfW0 Howard Johnson - Keepin’ love new - A&M / EX / £10 (USA white promo copy of this modern soul masterpiece. 3:47 and 4:05 versions.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONx0VM4N_Gg James Simpson Band Penetration - Can’t get over you - Penco / EX / £8 (Lovely sweet soul ballad on a obscure New York release.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESVlYnq68dI Bobby Womack - How could you break my heart / Give it up / The roots in me - Arista / EX / £8 (1987 UK 12 incher with these three great tracks off his 1979 “Roads of life” album.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjl7cZ5DjD4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_qp6_ueLWs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H42Ckqlj8bs Gene Chandler - Make the living worthwhile - Chi Sound / EX / £6 (One of the best tracks of the era, just amazing especially the production on this full 6:10 disco mix. Just takes off halfway through. BPM programming stickers on label.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-tfQbUF4Ww Margaret Reynolds - One into one - Moby Dick / EX/EX / £6 (Killer slowie with a two step feel! Complete with printed sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwawmnmhREg Eramus Hall - Will you love me? - Capitol EX / £6 (Killer rare groove and a real money saver compared to the album. Gold promo stamp on company sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTmkluncKno Soul Albums Lovelites – With love from – Uni / EX/EX / £220 (Essential soul album with solid listening from start to finish. Cover still in shrink but has cut out hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ4wG01wIgg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQdyhbCzJfM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcEeR-Gf55g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfI2djiNoQE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD5lpscIZe8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOUNP3wBSZM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bldR7LnegME https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBIOOj2Nkto https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhrfwaOFiLQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xm8rB1ApZmE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8ZvlvtMDc8 Whatnauts - Introducing the - Stang / EX/EX / £110 (Lovely album with quite a few great group harmony cuts. “She’s gone to another”, “What’s left to give” and a bunch more.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJXIGOizJsE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moiDguGyxQY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PNJ4iGfkZBI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCmP8lc07Tg Whatnauts - Reaching for the stars - Stang / EX/EX / £70 (Killer album filled to the brim with great group harmony cuts, NS dancers and the occasional funky tune. As new copy apart from a tiny tear on back.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tWOFIlPJA4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh9EtJhaxrY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7YEeyzqeAk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0YVbPYL_bo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jocpPa2C824 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oyz9f1SxFg Logg - s/t - Salsoul / EX/EX / £70 (Classic Leroy Burgess disco LP. Every track is a winner, “I know you will”, “(You’ve got) That something”, “Something else” etc) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0aRq1qbq78 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4diJvdAQJsc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHPXCeru0MA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxZFGkzclk0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk2frn04KX8 Chosen Few - Taking all the love I can - Maple / EX/VG+ / £70 (Essential LP for all lovers of crossover soul. Title track, “Birth of a playboy”, “I caught you cheating”, “I can take no chances” and especially “Something bad” are all great. Last song mentioned is a much better version here than on the rare Blue Rock 45 credited to The Adventurers. Cover is clean apart from a tiny tear on front and initials written on back.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_lidkBvr_4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsJMPbWLSVw Continental Four - Dream world - Jay-Walking / EX/EX / £70 (Very clean white promo copy of this classic sweet soul album. Standouts in "How can I pretend", "I don't have you" and "Nite moods".) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dyiBQ5F488 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGMu20kmxFs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEoRHfW0lwM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BggqD2AaqKA Jaedes - s/t - Athena / EX/EX / £70 (Very nice album with nice crossover cuts like “Uh, uh, what did I do”, “Teach me (A lesson in love)”, “We’re gonna build a love together”, “I’ll be back on my feet again”, “Big surprise” and a cover of “Color him father”. Cover has tiny cut out hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6INX9iNp44 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwa5KsDdHOY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4A2NtqRIHbc Willie Hutch - Soul portrait - Rca / EX/EX / £70 (First solo album, and first album for this soul great. With “Ain’t gonna stop”, “Lucky to be loved”, “A love that’s worth having” and more. Tiny cut corner.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8DApKAgjkk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijk8ElKkKDo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RKRdavTDqTs Ann Sexton – The beginning – Sound Stage 7 / EX/EX / £50 (Legendary album! Filled to the brim with great cuts, one of the few 70’s soul albums that is a solid listening throughout. Cover has cut out corner.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NRpE-YTqjHE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jSx0pDKSfg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UsKj4c9bqY8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQKLej2q1g4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsG-blGEQK0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMIHKi_nfmU Bobby Taylor - Taylor made soul - Gordy / EX/EX / £50 (Classic Motown LP with a few real nice LP only cuts. “Don’t be afraid”, “Little Miss Sweetness”, “Oh I’ve been blesse’d” and more. Vinyl is clean but cover has a cut corner and a hint of ring wear.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci4CRN5JZEQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNRtZUUJgaA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPgFQ_U4yQ Reginald Forch & Jesse Harrison - s/t - Crazy Cajun / EX/EX / £45 (Obscure 1978 release with the superb “There ain’t nothing wrong with me” plus the nice “Make life beautiful”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lM1nocImdXU Aretha Franklin - Spirit in the dark - Atlantic / EX/EX / £40 (Classic LP, from a rare soul perspective the most interesting cut is her great take of “Oh no not my baby”. Very nice clean copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnkP-5XevI Impressions - The young mods forgotten story - Curtom / EX/X / £35 (Clean first press of this 1969 classic.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWznCmn4yVQ Zingara - s/t - Wheel / EX/EX / £35 (Killer from Lamont Dozier, with the dancer “Haunted house” and “I surrender” plus great slow tracks in “Love’s calling” and “You sho’ know how to love me”. Cut out hole through cover, other than that a very nice and clean copy.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAwkD_rpBWw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F8bKTVJFWJI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS7rA7SPhIE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJAEtS4eItc Ronn Matlock - Love city - Cotillion / EX/EX / £30 (Absolutely essential album for all lovers of modern soul. “I can’t forget about you”, “Feeling something”, “Take me to the top”, “You got the best of me” and more. Cover still in shrink, cut out saw mark.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYBM-7gp0gA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TW8yYHguia8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YSYmFf7K68 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mpq6dTtqL8Q Garland Green - Jealous kind of fella - Uni EX/EX / £30 (Together with the Lovelites LP on the same label two of the best and most even quality 1960’s soul albums. Solid listening throughout! Cover has cut out hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfWU6c_dK8s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3jcM4_9bkY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-0B_BW1PF8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4AtF6fPsyo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hyn0BwFOF-o https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMWOumpS03k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMC_SMRp170 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3_fKyXnpDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZ1npH4EcdU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vewyKa5hc4 Leroy Hutson - II - Curtom / EX/EX / £30 (Classic almost legendary album. Solid listening throughout and with tracks like “I think I’m falling in love” and “Don’t it make you feel good”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NEZA42juDc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FITV-9lndc8 Jae Mason - Tender man - Buddah / EX/EX / £30 (Nice modern soul album with pearls such “Cloud of sunshine” and “Woman”. Cut out saw mark.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8zmNFQtM1k https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rckUCfcNJKI O’Jays/Moments - O’Jays meets the Moments - s/t - Stang / EX/EX / £25 (Clash of the titans, before they both reached more wide fame. Moments are my winners here with “Sugar sugar” and “Ride your pony” but O’Jays is featured with the great crossover dancer “Be my girl”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7HYtaLOtaA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNUFpjBEPUc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYKp_MZ9eww Curtis Mayfield - Something to believe in - RSO/Curtom / EX/EX / £25 (1980 top LP with a more clubby sound in “Never stop loving me”, “Tripping out” and “Love me, love me now”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCR6ecWb064 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TeEmtFT2PN4 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0HzUURaPU Main Ingredient - I only have eyes for you - Rca / EX/EX / £25 (“Evening of love” essential LP only modern dancer. Sure to fill any dancefloor, it’s just like cheating.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RBDlPVPxNE Sharon Ridley - Full moon - Tabu / EX/EX / £20 (Full version of her classic “Changin’”. White demo copy with programming sticker on album back. B-side has some age staining.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOQfbf0uZ58 Z.Z. Hill - Keep on lovin’ you - UA / EX/VG+ / £15 (With his epic version of “That ain’t the way you make love”, which contrary to popular belief is not about anal sex. Cover just shy of EX with a hint of ring wear and cut corner.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hPf0Sg8vD8 Prince Phillip Mitchell - Make it good - Atlantic / EX/EX / £15 (Superb modern soul album with standouts being “You’re all I go in the world”, “One on one” + the title track. Tiny tear on cover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6hubZQbfNI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6hubZQbfNI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwQTpgSxTfg C.M. Lord - s/t - Capitol / EX/EX / £12 (With the great “Oh mama”, a real builder.As new copy in shrink.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzUgJu3-YZk Archie Bell & the Drells - Where will you go when the party’s over - PIR / EX/VG+ / £12 (“Don’t let love get you down” and the title track is classics and the standouts. White promo copy and gold promo stamp on back cover and programming sticker on front. Track listing on back has pen markings.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7KlmiVO7fI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzS32qPvRpg Walter Heath - You know you’re wrong don’t you brother - Buddah / EX / £8 (1975 album with the folky title track and the floater “Put your love in my hands”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsMKGcvsHsM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE60_9W87vg Alfonzo Surrett - Comin’ out - Mca / EX/EX / £6 (Including the modern soul LP only dancefloor slayer “Gimmie your love”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZLNg6ZayiA Teddy Pendergrass - Heaven only knows - PIR / EX/EX / £6 (With the fantastic title track, a modern soul dance delight and one of my fave Philly soul dancers ever. Never on 45.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K50O0PRL9fk Paul Kelly - Hooked, hogtied & collared - WB / EX/EX / £6 (With the great LP only modern dancer “You make me tremble”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjkP1X_kgAo Soul albums, 2 step special! Hi-Five - The other side of us - Titlewave / EX/EX / £50 (“Let’s go all the way”!! + modern dancer “All I need”. Complete with insert.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRqqoHjpNQo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tD2TdsqWbBo Duncans - Gonna stay in love - Malaco / EX/EX / £25 (“Let me be” + the disco dancer “Too damn hot”. Gold promo stamp on back.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6lUA2q3Rw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8xZJn3LjKU Rhyze - To the top - 20th Century / EX/EX / £20 (“What can I do about this feeling” plus modern dancer “Bizzaar”. Large marker writing on cover, a name written with an elegant swag.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8LVPAag2E8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sxgCjb9sG8 Reflections - Love on delivery - Capitol / EX/EX / £15 (“She’s my summer breeze” JR Bailey/Ken Williams classic, just fantastic. Cover has cut out hole.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_07eRtx_4OU Passion - s/t - Prelude / EX/EX / £15 (“Midnight lovers”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t8tuJStSdc Side Effect - Portraits - Elektra / EX/EX / £12 (“I can’t play” + “Midnight lovers”. White promo, cover has gold promo stamp.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wAXDqPbZU https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yg8BTMRBmAA Heinsight - The great white - Churchill / EX/EX / £12 (“Heartbeat”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hv8SnQlRAc Esther Williams - Inside of me - Rca / EX/EX / £10 (“Ready for love”!! Gold promo stamp on back cover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju6Me0BwtOo Shirley Brown - For the real feeling - Stax / EX/EX / £8 (“Love starved”, such a killer. Gold promo stamp on back.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fPxMSt7B3o Keni Burke - s/t - Dark Horse / EX/EX / £8 (“It’s the last time”, amazing!! Cover still in shrink, cut out saw mark.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmjRs7iLByQ Mystique - s/t - Curtom / EX/EX / £8 (“Fill me up”. Cut out saw mark.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJo9JNi2xKk Patryce “Choc’let” Banks - She’s back and ready - T-Electric / EX/EX / £6 (“I’m in love”. Cover still in shrink, tiny cut out saw mark.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usx1ifZLgdM Peabo Bryson - Turn the hands of time - Capitol / EX/EX / £6 (“I’ve been down” + modern soul dancer “Why don’t you make up your mind”. One slightly bumped corner.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGV2o9Nn1-g https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5UmhvvlFkM Cuba Gooding - Love dancer - Motown / EX/EX / £6 (“I’m yours now” - feelgood!! Cut corner and vintage price tag on sleeve.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FCWO7XIteE Brainstorm - Funky entertainment - Tabu / EX/EX / £6 (“You put a charge in my life”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StDU5uTTUN0 Lonnie Jordan - The affair - Boadwalk / EX/EX / £6 (“The affair”.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5k-xJgZ5WTg Lovesmith - s/t - Motown / EX/EX / £6 (“Shame on you”. Small sticker on cover.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGEjMKlTplo Brook Benton - Soft - Olde World / EX/EX / £6 (Title track is simply amazing.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggGgIkEtzmA Slick - Go for it - Fantasy / EX/EX / £6 (“Tramp”!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWcqtOJj45M William Salter - It is so beautiful to be - Marlin / EX/EX / £6 (“You got style”. Small cut out.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7TzY3zmV5xc Goodie - Call me - Total Experience / EX/EX / £6 (“You and I”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GL-0PPy1ug
  14. Easiest way is to check the smallest fonts, the producer credits. If they are very crisp and thin it's the reissue. Pic here showing the original: https://www.discogs.com/The-Sweet-Innocent-and-The-Memphis-Mustangs-Cry-Love/release/10432657 This is a reissue (their other 45 here but you can spot the difference, was made at the same time as the "Cry love" reissue): https://www.discogs.com/Sweet-Innocent-and-The-Memphis-Mustangs-Memphis-Mustangs-Express-Your-Love/release/4579306


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