Alan Walls

Members
  • Content count

    283
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Sales Feedback

    100%

Community Reputation

44 tip top

4 Followers

About Alan Walls

  • Rank
    Semi known gem

Profile Information

  • Top Soul Sound
    The Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby

Recent Profile Visitors

1,821 profile views
  1. 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
  2. Pm en route...
  3. Sorry m'friend, my mistake. Hope one turns up for ya
  4. Pm on the way...
  5. The Turks have left the building...
  6. Jimmy Holiday, Vernon Greene & The Expressions sold
  7. 60’s Northern: Stafford era sounds, half-knowns/semi-knowns/well-knowns/garden gnomes: early 60’s r&b shouters to late 60’s sweet soul and a dose of proper mid 60’s Northern goodness in between. Fill yer boots… Caper Bros - Ain’t Got The Nerve - Roulette demo looks vg+, plays ex £25 *** SOLD *** The Expressions - You Better Know It - Federal demo ex £45 George Sharp spin from the attic room in Stafford, fine group sound The Flairs - You Got To Steal It / Where You Live - RAP ex £200 great group Northern, mid tempo flip getting attention too George & Teddy - So I Cry - Phillips ex £50 Northern in a picture sleeve! No idea how well known this decent stomper is *** SOLD *** Jimmy Holiday - I’ve Been Done Wrong / I Can’t Stand It - Diplomacy ex £60 IBDW is a loud, fast, brassy Northern banger, ICSI on flip is outstanding deep soul Joe Moore - I Ain’t / I’ve Got My Sweet Baby - Verve ex Joe as in the the Mar-V-Lus & Tru-Glo-Town guy, another two fine sides on the tougher issue £80 King Ernest - I Feel Alright / Hold It Baby - Barry demo £70 ‘Alright’ is a rowdy, fist pumping old Pat Brady c/u, ‘Move’ a smooth R&B-ish finger snapping groover Ozz & The Sperlings - The Broadway Earthquake / Mojo Hanna - Villa vg+ plays ex £60 vinyl doesn’t look too clever but both sides play loud, crisp & clear The Radiants - Don’t Wanna Face The Truth / My Sunshine Girl - Twinight ex £60 two sweet late 60’s dancers from the ever-reliable Radiants, on Syl Johnson’s in-vogue Twinight label – what’s not to love? The Entertainers - Love In My Heart - Symbol ex £125 a proper, fast brass driven Northern dancer and all the better for it. The Turks - The Bad Brought The Good - DJO £200 occasional Dave Thorley spin from Ye Olde Days, not as well-known as it deserves Tony Talent - Gotta Tell Somebody / Hooked on You - Vando both ex £50 old school swaggering Northern; brassy, punchy quality oldie. ‘Hooked’ ain’t half bad, either… Vernon Garrett - Angel Doll / Hop, Skip & Jump - Venture both ex £55 and another killer double sider, classy mid/uptempo dancers *** SOLD *** Vernon Greene & The Medallions - Look At Me, Look At Me - Minit vg+, plays ex £75 enjoying a new lease of life according to recent playlists, and rightly so. Not so sweet on the eye, surface scuffs & scratches but it really does play loud and clear ****************************************************************************************************************** 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
  8. Pm on the way Cap'n
  9. PM'd ya Boss
  10. Stompers, bangers and teeth gnashers; mid tempo finger snappers and gritty slower tracks to pull pained soulful grimaces at. But nae pish! All ex condition Diane Cunningham - Certain Kind Of Lover - Fontana £100 it’s Chicago-a-go-go here, with Eugene Record, Cam Cameron and Keny Wells all rolling their sleeves up to forge this mid tempo finger snapper that has a wee touch of ‘Love Uprising’ to these ears. Diane – who she? – has a perfect voice for this song, too Felice Taylor - I Can Feel Your Love - Kent *demo* £55 raucous, brassy, gritty, pounding banger that’s quite the opposite of Diane Cunningham. Original 6T’s style! ***SOLD*** The Penetrations - Sweet Sweet Baby / Champagne Shing A Ling - Highland £400 selling my collection has been a relatively pain-free experience so far, but every now and again I’ll pull something out that makes me shudder to think it’s for the off. This is one. From a young age I came to realise Mr Leonard Jewell Smith Esq was a musical genius and anything he had the vaguest connection with should be bought. If Len Jewell walked in on someone’s recording session and farted, that record would be worth buying. Two fine sides of splendid Northern Soul here, and a genuine, seldom seen rarity. ***SOLD*** Richard Anthony and The Blue Notes - No Good / The Boston Monkey - Swan £80 both sides are 100mph, rowdy, horn-laden baw kickers. Full on! *** SOLD*** Rick Sheppard - I’m Gonna Change - Bang *demo* £85 top drawer connoisseur’s sound. I’m holding Dean Anderson responsible for this gem, from Ye Olde Stafford days Shirley Karol - My Baby’s Gone Away - Dakar *demo* £75 damn fine Chicago crossover action, with some serious wailin’ an’ a hollerin on the flip The Danderliers - All The Way / Walk On With Your Nose Up - Midas £75 right, WTF’s going on here? 3rd time I’ve listed this and keep dropping the price, with ne’er so much as a tickle. None on Discogs, Popsike notes one from December at $96. One of the harder Midas releases, I had some mileage out of at Allanton it in my DJ’ing days. Come on, buy it… The Stereos - I Can’t Stop These Tears - Cadet *demo* tidy wee track this, sounds like it’s from the late 60’s and quite fitting for today’s vibe The Visitors - I’m In Danger - Bashie £50 my man Len Jewell again, and an in-vogue group. The rarer first release before Dakar, great Northern dancer, typical Len Jewell tackle… The Visitors - Never The Less - Tangerine * demo* £125 and speaking of typical Len Jewell tackle, their other one on Tangerine, and rarer than the in-demand ‘What About Me’. Just a bloody good group who made bloody good records for people thousands of miles away across the Atlantic! Towanda Barnes - If I’m Guilty - Groovy £80 another relisting and again, miles cheaper than Discogs. ****************************************** 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
  11. Performers, Johnny Scott, Notations and Herman Hitson all sold. Apologies to anyone I haven't replied to personally. Minutes after I posted the sales up I had to shoot away on some unexpected family business and unsuccessfully tried to keep up to speed on my phone. Almost sold a record twice (sorry again, Mr You-Know-Who ). Lesson learned...
  12. 60’s Northern, good ‘n proper. Nae Pish! 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. Jimmy Burns - Powerful Love / Giver Her To Me - Tip Top £130 both ex condition: ‘Powerful’ is a gritty, fist pumping dancer, ‘Give’ a nice Sam Cooke-ish (Cooke-y?) number. As with The Whispers, labels are wonky but centre hole is true. NAP. Sam & Kitty - Your Money My Love - Four Brothers ex £50 understandably in the shadow of ‘I’ve Got Something Good’ but this really is cracking, tuff-assed dancer in it’s own right. Jackey Beavers - Sling Shot - Checker ex £45 big, bouncy banger by Brother Beavers (that’s enough b’s – Ed) ***SOLD*** Herman Hitson - She’s A Bad Girl / Show Some Sign - Minit demo vg++ £135 what a voice, ol’ Herman couldn’t half roar 'n holler with the with the best of them! Gritty dancer and wailing ballad, condition dictates price here – plays much better than the marks and blemishes suggest The Blues Busters - Love Is The Answer - Minit demo Ex now here’s a lovely uptempo dancer; great harmonies, soaring strings and good vibes lyrics. Quality tackle. ***SOLD*** The Performers - I Can’t Stop You - Mirwood demo £55 Ex tight, punchy, brassy dancer you don’t see too often, more so on demo Johnson, Hawkins, Tatum & Durr - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer / You Can’t Blame Me - Capsoul ex £50 another fine double sider: ‘Drawing’ is a tidy mid tempo finger snapper, ‘Blame’ is gorgeous sweet soul ***SOLD*** Johnny Scott - Somebody Help! Anybody - Porta ex £60 can’t make head nor tail of this one, an oddly-compelling Northern-y, R&B-y, Mod-y groover that’s got ‘ Stafford tape swappers’ written all over it (in a manner of speaking). Fabulous Traits - Lonely Man / Love Is Strange - Tele-Phonic ex £40 seen this getting mentioned in dispatches lately. It don’t do shit for me but WTF do I know? (note to self: don’t sound negative when trying to sell something...) ***SOLD*** The Notations - You Should Know - Sue ex £400 saving the best ‘til last: in my book, the very best from the fantastically consistent Notations, a group really in vogue at the moment. This is a joyous, bouncing, brass-driven Northern dancer that never had the credit it deserved. 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 there’s a good chance I’d choose to take a reasonable price than no sale at all, and there’s no sense you sitting there thinking you want it but it’s £2 more than that guy 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 packaging. If you don’t want to pay for Special Delivery then that’s fair enough, but please be aware you will be liable for the difference between the sale price and £50, which is the maximum compensation I can claim in the event it’s lost/stolen/knackered in transit. 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, but 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
  13. Quality Oldies: the authentic Northern Soul sound from the scene's golden era. All 1st issue originals - nae pish! Billy Butler - Right Track - Okeh demo vg++ £150 stone orig, JZSP 113544 stamp Bob Relf - Blowing My Mind To Pieces / Girl You’re My Kind Of Wonderful - Trans American ex £150 THE greatest double-sider? Perfection! Bobby Bell - Don’t Come Back To Me / Drop Me A Line - RCA demo ex £100 and speaking of great double siders, but these two are full-on, no nonsense Northern bangers Bobby Garrett My Little Girl - Mirwood ex £200 this is Northern Soul! I punted a knackered boot last year for £15, could have sold it 10 times over. I asked the last guy to enquire WTF was going on, why the interest? He said a boot was going for £160 on eBay!!! EJ Chandler - I Can’t Stand To Lose You - Sound of Soul ex £80 I’m running out of superlatives over here, textbook Northern The High Keys - Living A Lie / Let’s Take a Chance - Verve demo ex £400 ‘Lie’ needs no introduction, just perfect, but ‘Chance’ on the flip is a gorgeous sweet slowie that’s had attention in itself The Soul Shakers - I'm Getting Weaker / It's Love - Loma demo both sides vg++ £225 the great Len Jewell at the helm, another two wonderful sides Irma Thomas - What Are You Trying To Do Imperial ex £75 *** ON HOLD *** Marke Jackson - I’ll Never Forget You - Jamie demo looks vg+, plays ex £60 Sandra Phillips - You Succeeded - Broadway vg++ £85 ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** 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 there’s a good chance I’d choose to take a reasonable price than no sale at all, and there’s no sense you sitting there thinking you want it but it’s £2 more than that guy 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 packaging. If you don’t want to pay for Special Delivery then that’s fair enough, but please be aware you will be liable for the difference between the sale price and £50, which is the maximum compensation I can claim in the event it’s lost/stolen/knackered in transit. 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
  14. Pm'd you Squire 👍🏽
  15. PM duly sent...