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  1. Dynamic Heartbeats sold
  2. SWEET HOME CHICAGO! 60’S NORTHERN FROM THE WINDY CITY : CLASSICS & CONNOISSEUR’S CUTS FROM LEGENDARY CHI TOWN LABELS, ARTISTS, PRODUCERS. PT 2: LABELS O – W All in at least Ex condition unless otherwise noted OKEH – Billy Butler : Right Track / Boston Monkey *demo* £140 vg++ some surface scratches on this bona fide, 100% first issue original of a classic that needs no sales waffle *** SOLD *** ONE DER FUL – Joe & Mack : Don’t You Worry £60 seldom seen mover, a Pat Brady c/u from Stafford but I’m buggered if I can remember what *** SOLD *** P.S – Dynamic Heartbeats : Danger / It Ain’t No Secret £70 why I haven’t been able to sell this top quality, double sided dancer for about a year is a secret. Really, WTF? As good a price as you’ll see - £150 Manship, £80 on Discogs SATELLITE – The Fantaisions : Unnecessary Tears / That’s Where The Action Is £35 another quality double sider TIP TOP – Jimmy Burns : Powerful Love / Give Her To Me £100 big, brassy, swaggering stomper I had some mileage with at Allanton back in ye day, with a very nice Sam Cooke-impression on flip. Note: the label is pressed off centre giving the record a wonky look on the turntable, but it’s just the label – centre is dead on and plays properly.. TUFF – Jimmie Raye : Look At Me Girl, Crying £30 awesome slowie, Jimmie’s hurtin and he let’s her know about it. A Stafford tape swappers fave! TWINIGHT – The Radiants : Don’t Wanna Face The Truth / Sunshine Girl £60 upbeat late 60’s dancer from this much loved group USA – The Shadows : My Love Is Gone / No Other Love £225 gonna hurt like hell to part with this one, loved it since hearing it on that Manship 60’s newies tape from ’82 I was on about in my earlier Chicago sales list. Searling’s old Jimmy Georgetown ‘ Stars Above’ c/u, awesome mid tempo, with an intro that pulled you to the floor like a magnet if you were lucky enough to hear it played out. I tried it a few times up here but was just a wee bit too deep for Scottish messheads in the 80’s… VAL - The Eruptions : Price of Love / Whispers Getting Louder £80 I don’t normally have any truck with so-called Garage Soul, but there’s something about these sides. Rarer and grittier than the Marshall & Chi Lites original, this has bags more oomph and presence for all nighter play. A heartfelt if original version of the Jackie Wilson classic tells me these kids really loved their R&B, as well as dropping acid! VERVE – Joe Moore : I Ain’t / I’ve Got My Sweet Baby £50 ASDA price for this double sides connoisseur’s fave. Not in the same league as his mega rarity on Mar V Lus – not many are, to be fair – but fine mid tempos *** SOLD *** WINDY C – The Five Stairsteps : Don’t Waste Your Time *demo* £45 one of the first originals I bought as a wee youth, learning the ropes with the classics. Lovely, sweet mid tempo from the scene's early days Terms (please do read this if you're gonna buy something) : • Making an offer to buy - please PM me but also note on the sales thread there's a PM on the way. • Prices - while I'm sure my prices are reasonable, I might be open to offers on some titles, so ask. Worst that could happen is I’ll say no, or maybe I’ll tell you to bugger off if you’re being really silly, but we’ll still be pals… • Shipping - £8 for UK deliveries over £50 by Special Delivery; £3 for 1st Class ‘Signed For’ if under £50. Please note these are standard Royal Mail prices, rounded up to cover the cost of proper packaging, and are not negotiable. If you don’t want to pay £8 for Special Delivery, you do so at your own risk, ie if a record is lost or knackered in transit, you’ll only receive a £50 refund from me, regardless of the sale price • Payment - PayPal only, and must be made on my acceptance of your offer. If you wish the peace of mind of paying as a business transaction, please add 4% to the total (ie record plus shipping). If you want a wee bit of time to pay then just ask, but please don't assume I'll hold a record without prior arrangement. • Returns – Honest Al’s no quibble, full refund guaranteed on the safe return of any record, where you disagree with my condition grading or if I haven't mentioned an obvious fault. I make a point of posting pics so you can see the condition of the labels before you buy. I won't accept returns because of a label's appearance, or because you've decided you don't really like the record after all, or some other daft reason. Ok, that's the formal jive out the way. Thanks for looking, hope you find something of interest! Cheers Alan
  3. SWEET HOME CHICAGO! 60’S NORTHERN FROM THE WINDY CITY : CLASSICS & CONNOISSEUR’S CUTS FROM LEGENDARY CHI TOWN LABELS, ARTISTS, PRODUCERS. PT 1: LABELS A – M All in at least Ex condition unless otherwise noted ARGO – The Carltons : I’m A Man / Keep On Hoping *demo* £65 awesome, epic midtempo sound with a fine, Impressions-sound-a-like on flip. Tough find on demo ARGO – The Carltons : Ooo Baby / Can’t You Hear The Beat £45 another cracking double sider and another in the Impressions mould, but with added oomph! BASHIE – The Visitors : I’m In Danger £40 splendid dancer on local label (also available on Tangerine demo, same price) CHESS – Andy Mack : It’s Later Than You Think / Do You Wanta Go £50 knock down price for this big, brassy Stafford sound, with fine harmony backing by our pals The Carltons. Another goodie on the flip CHESS – Maurice McAllister : Baby Hang On / I’d Rather Do It Myself £40 two fine Northern dancers from The Radiants main man CRASH – Jimmy Dobbins : Little Miss Perfect £45 and it’s crash, bang, wallop all the way with this 100mph barn stormer FOUR BROTHERS – Tyrone (The Wonder Boy) : You Make Me Suffer / Please Consider Me £50 dunno what age the Boy Wonder Tyrone Davis was when he cut these tracks, but for a youth he sure sounds like he’s had a hard life. Mean, gritty stompers on each side FOUR BROTHERS – Sam & Kitty : Your Money My Love £50 understandably in the shadow of the legend that is I’ve Got Something Good, this is a cracking dancer in the same mould MAR V LUS – Josephine Taylor : Ain’t Gonna Cry No More £55 good, fast Northern, her best on the label and at a bargain price MICA – Ray & Dave : Wrong Wrong Wrong £120 much loved mid tempo from the Stafford era, in pristine condition MIDAS – The Compliments : Beware Beware / Borrow ‘Til Morning £80 sublime mid tempo 60’s group dancer yet refined enough for crossover appeal. In my book, just behind The Inspirations as 2nd best release on the label M PAC – Willie Parker : Don’t Hurt The One You Love / The Town I Live In £50 fine double sider. First heard Don’t Hurt on a John Manship 60’s Newies tape from ’82 and never can recall hearing it played out, a real shame. Town on the flip sees Willie approach the song with Sam Cooke-style phrasing, producing a really good mid tempo dancer. Labels O – W to follow… ****************************************************************************************************************************************************** TERMS - please read this if you're gonna buy something : • Making an offer to buy - please PM me but also note on the sales thread there's a PM on the way. • Prices - while I'm sure my prices are reasonable, I might be open to offers on some titles, so ask. Worst that could happen is I’ll say no, or maybe I’ll tell you to bugger off if you’re being really silly, but we’ll still be pals… • Shipping - £8 for UK deliveries over £50 by Special Delivery; £3 for 1st Class ‘Signed For’ if under £50. Please note these are standard Royal Mail prices, rounded up to cover the cost of proper packaging, and are not negotiable. If you don’t want to pay £8 for Special Delivery, you do so at your own risk, ie if a record is lost or knackered in transit, you’ll only receive a £50 refund from me, regardless of the sale price • Payment - PayPal only, and must be made on my acceptance of your offer. If you wish the peace of mind of paying as a business transaction, please add 4% to the total (ie record plus shipping). If you want a wee bit of time to pay then just ask, but please don't assume I'll hold a record without prior arrangement. • Returns – Honest Al’s no quibble, full refund guaranteed on the safe return of any record, where you disagree with my condition grading or if I haven't mentioned an obvious fault. I make a point of posting pics so you can see the condition of the labels before you buy. I won't accept returns because of a label's appearance, or because you've decided you don't really like the record after all, or some other daft reason. Ok, that's the formal jive out the way. Thanks for looking, hope you find something of interest! Cheers Alan
  4. Pm'd ya George 👍🏽
  5. A quick rule of thumb guide - which I have just made up, off the top of my head - to identify a bona fide, time served Northern DJ as opposed to a wannabe: the real thing doesn't need to use avatars of himself pictured hunched over a set of decks on his social media pages he doesn't include the initials 'DJ' in his user name he doesn't shoehorn-in references to him being a 'DJ' in all sorts of social media conversations, regardless of the subject he doesn't use phrases like "never leaves my box" / "always a floor filler for me" he doesn't stage his own soul nights, for which there is no discernible local demand, solely to give himself a gig Basically, a proper DJ's reputation speaks for him, he doesn't need to drop hints to get attention, which are a about as subtle as walking around wearing a sandwich board that says "I WANT TO BE A NORTHERN SOUL DISC JOCKEY, PLEASE GIVE ME THE FIRST HALF HOUR AT YOUR NEXT CHARITY NORTHERN REAL ALE FLASH MOB MINI DAYER". Or something like that...
  6. Haven't sold anything in ages Lads 'n Lasses - let's be 'avin yer! ***SOLD*** Albert Jones - 15 Cent Love - Kapp ex £65 Guy Hennigan’s delightful early 70’s dancer from Stafford. Label b!ears a felt pen circle drawn around the middle *** SOLD *** The Composers - Let’s Get To The Point / Chances Go Round - Complex 3 ex £65 Lidle price on this fine mid tempo double sider The Danderliers - Walk On With Your Nose Up / All The Way - Midas ex £75 I tried like a man possessed to sell this for a year with no interest, plugging the uptempo dancer All The Way that I had some joy with at Allanton in 80’s. Then someone pointed out the other side, which I never considered on account of the daft title, and it promptly sold. More fool me: ‘Walk On..’ is a cracking mid tempo, making this a quality double sider, and a nice one to find a spare of in the unloved box… Diane Cunningham - Certain Kind of Lover - Fontana ex £75 another price slash on this top drawer Chicago mid tempo *** SOLD *** The Fidels - I Want To Thank You / Boys Will Be Boys - Maverick ex £40 my man Willie Hutch is calling the shouts on these two terrific sides of West Coast crossover grooviness ** SOLD *** The Fuller Brothers - Stranger At My Door - Soul Clock vg++ £175 cheapest price you’ll this mid tempo gem this side of the Millenium. Out and out bargain! *** SOLD *** Harold Currington - One Day Girl/ African Twist - Tad ex £65 the bargains keep coming. Never noticed the mad, mod-dy boogaloo groover on the flip before! *** SOLD *** Leroy Taylor - Oh Linda / Nobody Can Love You – Brunswick ex £65 quality, underplayed oldie, with a 6T’s Chicago groover on the flip. Again, priced to sell… *** ON HOLD *** The Major IV - Down In The Ghetto - Venture ex £45 just right for today’s scene, this is a joyous, feel good late 60’s dancer that bears the vibe of co-writer Bob Relf The Marvellos - Down In The Sunshine - Modern demo looks vg+ plays Ex £45gorgeous mid tempo group Northern, price reflects condition. Flip ‘Down In The City’ is well shagged but it’s shite anyway so hey ho… ***SOLD*** The Rotations - Don’t Ever Hurt Me - Lawton ex £50 real good, funky edged groover from this perennially indemand group. Lovely sweet ballad flip, too! ***SOLD*** Sandra Phillips - You Succeded - Broadway looks vg+, plays Ex. £50 Festooned with light surface scratches which don’t affect play ********************************************************************* Terms (please do read this if you're gonna buy something) : Making an offer to buy - please PM me but also note on the sales thread there's a PM on the way. Prices - while I'm sure my prices are reasonable, I might be open to offers on some titles, so ask. Worst that could happen is I’ll say no, or maybe I’ll tell you to bugger off if you’re being really silly, but we’ll still be pals… Shipping - £8 for UK deliveries over £50 by Special Delivery; £3 for 1st Class ‘Signed For’ if under £50. Please note these are standard Royal Mail prices, rounded up to cover the cost of proper packaging, and are not negotiable. If you don’t want to pay £8 for Special Delivery, you do so at your own risk, ie if a record is lost or knackered in transit, you’ll only receive a £50 refund from me, regardless of the sale price Payment - PayPal only, and must be made on my acceptance of your offer. If you wish the peace of mind of paying as a business transaction, please add 4% to the total (ie record plus shipping). If you want a wee bit of time to pay then just ask, but please don't assume I'll hold a record without prior arrangement. Returns – Honest Al’s no quibble, full refund guaranteed on the safe return of any record, where you disagree with my condition grading or if I haven't mentioned an obvious fault. I make a point of posting pics so you can see the condition of the labels before you buy. I won't accept returns because of a label's appearance, or because you've decided you don't really like the record after all, or some other daft reason. Ok, that's the formal jive out the way. Thanks for looking, hope you find something of interest! Cheers Alan
  7. Legendary Northern classic and gorgeous sweet harmony on flip. Both sides at least Ex condition, priced for quick sale at £375 + £8 special delivery, PayPal as a gift (or add the 4% transaction charge). PM's please, thanks.
  8. Pm on the way...
  9. Allsorts of good, 60's Northern here. Jump in! ALL IN AT LEAST EX CONDITION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED The Superlatives - Don't Let True Love Die - Dynamics ex £120 quality late 60’s Detroit getting noticed. Well, it went down a treat at Blacktrackin’ recently… Andy Mack - Later Than You Think / Do You Wanta Go - Chess ex £40 quality Stafford double sider, heavy on the brass and backing vocals by Andy’s group The Carltons (got their Argo releases for sale, too) *** ON HOLD *** Charles Perry - How Can I / Move On Love - Mutt & Jeff quality mid tempo with a gorgeous sweet flip. First Class! £80 Jospehine Taylor - I Ain’t Gonna Cry No More / Ordinary Guy - Mar-V-Lus ex £55 and it bloody well is marvelous, too: good old, knees-up Northern with a more polished, in vougue-sounding flip The Ledgends - Fear Not / Gotta Let You Go - Commonwealth United ex £50 another tidy double sider, another uptempo dancer with mid tempo flip. In it’s “birth sleeve” (cringes at appalling sales patter…) Little Charles & Sidewinders - Hello Heartbreaker / Got My Own Thing Going - Drum £35 a magnificently atmospheric slowie is HH, with the rowdy, swaggering stomper on the flip showing Wee Charlie’s clearly over having his heart broken *** SOLD *** Ray Pollard - Wanderlust - Decca ex £60 big, swaggering, brassy fist pumper (ooh er) I am absolutely certain I first heard this via Guy Hennigan at Stafford, but maybe I’m confused ‘cos it sounds like such a typical, gritty Guy sound Sam And Bill - I’ll Try - Decca ex £60 like label mate Ray Pollard, here’s another pounding, Hennigan-esque 60’s banger. Popping up on playlists of late, too! The Valentinos - Do It Right / What About Me - Chess *demo* £40 couple of tidy, lesser known , mid tempo Northern sides. Bobby’s at his swaggering best on ‘Do’, with the brothers sounding like a kinda down-home Impressions on ‘What’. Real good stuff. The Whispers - You Can’t Fight What’s Right / You Got A Man On Your Hands - Dore £200 classy double sider, ‘Fight’ is in ex condition, ‘Hands’ is vg++ labels are pressed slightly off centre but just the labels, the centre is dead on. NAP Willie Parker - Don’t Hurt The One You Love - M Pac ex £70 Chicago couldn’t half turn out sturdy mid tempo fist pumpers! First heard this from a John Manship 60’s Newies tape, no one seemed to pick up on it at the time, now enjoying a new lease of life after Willie’s recent visit to these shores. Terms (please do read this if you're gonna buy something) : - Making an offer to buy - please PM me but also note on the sales thread there's a PM on the way. - Prices - while I'm sure my prices are reasonable, I might be open to offers on some titles, so ask. Worst that could happen is I’ll say no, or maybe I’ll tell you to bugger off if you’re being really silly, but we’ll still be pals. Fact is, I’m selling these by choice, so I’d rather get a reasonable price than no sale at all, and there’s no sense you sitting there thinking you want it but it’s 50p more than on Discogs… - Shipping - £8 for UK deliveries over £50 by Special Delivery; £3 for 1st Class ‘Signed For’ if under £50. Please note these are standard Royal Mail prices, rounded up to cover the cost of proper packing. If you don’t want to pay for Special Delivery then fair enough, but understand I can only claim £50 from Royal Mail if they lose or knacker a record in transit, so what refund I pay you will be minus the difference between £50 and the sale price. For overseas destinations, please ask. - Payment - PayPal only, and must be made on my acceptance of your offer. If you wish the peace of mind of paying as a business transaction, please add 4% to the total (ie record plus shipping). If you want a wee bit of time to pay then just ask, please don't assume I'll hold a record without prior arrangement. - Returns - no quibble, full refund on the safe return of any record, where you disagree with my condition grading or if I haven't mentioned an obvious fault. I make a point of posting pics so you can see the condition of the labels before you buy. I won't accept returns because of a label's appearance, or because you've decided you don't really like the record after all, or some other daft reason. Ok, that's the formal jive out the way. Thanks for looking, hope you find something of interest! Cheers, Alan
  10. Pm en route...
  11. Sorry m'friend, my mistake. Hope one turns up for ya
  12. Pm on the way...