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New Ray Frazier & The Shades Of MadnessRay Frazier & The Shades Of Madness – Six Sides Of Ultra Rare Northern Soul, Sweet Crossover, & Classic Deep Funk (3 x 7" box set) ... 7-inch
Jazzman (UK), Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7 inch (pic cover).... $22.99
A much-needed set of work from the legendary Ray Frazier and his Shades Of Madness group – an artist who only cut a handful of singles, all of them great! The title makes a lot of promises as to the grooves within the set – but it definitely delivers as well – and shows what a huge musical legacy Frazier has left, even with just a few records to his credit! The Shades combo gigged plenty on the west coast scene in the early 70s – and really have a sharpness here that goes beyond the usual funky studio work of the time – an ability to step tightly with Ray's funky lead when he's in a badass mode, then hit some soaring soulful elements on the catchier numbers too. The package is great – a really handsome slipcover with full notes and photos – wrapped around three funky 45s, with tracks that include "Your Eyes", "My Baby's Hand", "Gonna Get Your Love", "Push & Pull", "I Who Have Nothing", and "Loneliness". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Herbert HunterNorthern Soul Legend – Original Recordings From The Spar/Poncello & Ref O Ree Labels & More ... CD
Superbird (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... $6.99
Great soul singles cut by Herbert Hunter in the 60s for the Spar, Poncello and Ref O Ree labels/imprints in the 60s – plus a handful of previously unissued number – excellent stuff recorded with legendary Nashville R&B guru Ted Jarrett as songwriter and producer! 15 of the 20 tracks were produced by Jarrett, who also wrote the majority of songs on here – giving the material a remarkably consistent (and consistently excellent) feel – but it's the gritty, charismatic and soulful vocals of Herbert Hunter that lead the way. Wonderful! Includes "Happy Go Lucky", "Diddlin' And Daddlin'", "La La La La", "I Was Born To Love You", "Don't Pity Me", "I Was Born To Love You", "I'm So Satisfied", "Big Oak Tree", "Oh Baby", "Don't Pity Me", "Somebody Somwhere" and more. CD

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VariousEra Records & West Coast Northern Soul – 28 Soul Gems From The Hollywood Dancefloor ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Northern Soul from the west coast – a batch of rare singles pulled from the Era Records label, plus some previously-unissued tracks as well! Era was one of the first companies to really dive into soul on the LA scene of the early 60s – an imprint that also handled a fair bit of pop at the time, but was also more than willing to give a lot of local artists their chance to shine! Era productions were always top-shelf, which means that most of the tracks here have the sort of tight groove and romping rhythms you'd expect from Detroit material at the time – especially given that the Northern Soul experts at Outta Sight hand-picked all the tracks for the set. Previously unreleased tracks include "Hang On" by Jesse Davis and "Chico's Lament" by Chico Barber – and other tracks include "I've Arrived" by Jewel Akens, "Exit Loneliness Enter Love" by Tommy Mosley, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, "If The World Only Knew" by Dee Dee Dorety, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloud, "River Of Salt" by Ketty Lester, "With These Hands" by The Wonders, "I Want A Boyfriend" by The Soul-Mates, "Walk With Me" by Celia Marie, and "Sales Pitch" by Tommy T & The Targets. CD

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VariousEra Records Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Storming soul groovers from Era Records – an LA label that was known for a host of different genres, but who managed to cut some marvelous Northern Soul in the mid 60s! Era's an under-tapped source for work of this nature – as evidenced by the number of previously-unreleased cuts on the collection – showing that even if you have a handful of singles on Era from the 60s, you've still got plenty more to discover! The music has a great 60s LA finish – swinging soul with a very tight approach to rhythm, and a subtle set of drama that makes most of the lyrics break out differently than more familiar soul music from back east. As always with Kent, the whole set's a joyous discovery – really well put-together, with great sound and notes – and a selection of cuts that includes "Come On Home" by Othello Robertson, "Stand There Mountain" by Vince Howard, "I Ain't Gonna Take You Back" by Brenda Holloway & The Carrolls, "You & Yours" by The Composers, "I Get A Feeling" by The Soul Mates, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Ice Man" by Billy Watkins, "Boomerange" by The Lovemates, and "I Wanna Know" by Carrol Connors. CD

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VariousGoldwax Northern Soul ... CD
Goldwax/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $11.99
Northern Soul from a surprising source – and a killer batch of rare material from the mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! Goldwax is probably best known for its deep soul work – most famously with James Carr – but in the mid 60s, the label cut some killer groovers that really match the vibe that was coming out of Detroit or Philly at the time – upbeat, uptempo singles that bristle with energy, yet also have some of the deeper tones you might expect from the label! Some tunes have a bit of a Memphis sound – depending on the singer – but the rhythms and production mostly recall modes from up north, and offer up a really surprising new chapter of this label that already won our deep respect many years ago. The folks at Kent have put together the package with some really wonderful notes – and the CD features two dozen numbers that will really open up your ears – tracks that include "Let's Talk It Over" by Spencer Wiggins, "Call On Me" by Percy Milem, "They Say" by The Ovations, "So Hard To Get Along" by The Lyrics, "What'Cha Gonna Do" by Phillip & The Faithfuls, "You Gotta Have Soul" by George Jackson, "A Man Is A Mean Thing" by Barbara Perry, "The Well's Gone Dry" by Dorothy Williams, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "I Slipped A Little" by Percy Milem, "Now Girl" by The Lyrics, "It's My Life" by Timmy Thomas, "Qualifications" by The Ovations, "To Me It's Storming" by George & Greer, "I Ain't Gonna Cheat On You No More" by Wee Willie Walker, and "If You Love Her" by Phillip & The Faithfuls. CD

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VariousJust Keep On Dancing – Chess Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $15.99
Killer compilation of rare 45s from the Chess label, with many tracks by artists you know that weren't on LPs! The centerpiece is "Look At Me Now", by the young young Terry Callier, and other cuts include "Fat Boy Can Cry" by Billy Stewart, "I Just Kept On Dancing" by Doug Banks, "Thinkin' About You" by The Dells, "In Orbit" by Joy Lovejoy, "Sweeter Than The Day Before" by The Valentinos, and "The Devil Made Me Do It" by The Natural Four (pre-Curtom!). Lots more cool stuff by The Kittens, Eve Barnum, Maurice McAlister, Gene Chandler, Eddy Jacobs, Greg Perry, and other artists who recorded obscure singles for the label! CD

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VariousLet's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... CD
Record Kicks (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the coolest, grooviest, most hard-hitting volumes of this excellent series – and maybe the one that's got the most classic Latin vibe overall! The tracks here are mostly Latin Soul and boogaloo numbers from the late 60s – and a good number of them are from the never-ending genius of Latin giant Bobby Marin – paid homage to by Dean Rudland in his notes for the set. Dean hand-picked the cuts himself, and really goes past the obvious material from the time – reminding us that there's still lots of under-discovered gems from these wonderfully soulful years in Latin music – cuts that include "Say Listen" by The Nitty Sextet, "Pamoja Vatu" by Los Africanos, "It's A Feeling" by St Maartens Rolling Tones, "Knock On Wood" by Machito, "Cisco Kid" by Bobby Marin, "How I Feel" by Richie & PS 54 Schoolyard, "We Belong Together" by Giobel & The Latin Chords, "Hey Mr Skyjacker" by Bobby Marin, "You Got Me Jumpin" by Johnny Angel, and "The Little You Say" by Revolution Of St Vincent. CD
Also available Let's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... LP 18.99

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VariousLet's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... LP
Record Kicks (Italy), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $18.99
One of the coolest, grooviest, most hard-hitting volumes of this excellent series – and maybe the one that's got the most classic Latin vibe overall! The tracks here are mostly Latin Soul and boogaloo numbers from the late 60s – and a good number of them are from the never-ending genius of Latin giant Bobby Marin – paid homage to by Dean Rudland in his notes for the set. Dean hand-picked the cuts himself, and really goes past the obvious material from the time – reminding us that there's still lots of under-discovered gems from these wonderfully soulful years in Latin music – cuts that include "Say Listen" by The Nitty Sextet, "Pamoja Vatu" by Los Africanos, "It's A Feeling" by St Maartens Rolling Tones, "Knock On Wood" by Machito, "Cisco Kid" by Bobby Marin, "How I Feel" by Richie & PS 54 Schoolyard, "We Belong Together" by Giobel & The Latin Chords, "Hey Mr Skyjacker" by Bobby Marin, "You Got Me Jumpin" by Johnny Angel, and "The Little You Say" by Revolution Of St Vincent. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Let's Boogaloo Vol 6 – Explosive Deep Funk, Northern Soul & Dancefloor Jazz En El Barrio ... CD 18.99

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VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection – 75 Definitive Hits (3 CD set) ... CD
Rhino (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs .... $12.99
75 tracks of vintage soul – all served up at a mighty nice price! The package brings together some of the biggest Northern Soul tracks of all time – but given that the genre is one that's all about digging deep for rare music, many of the cuts here are pretty darn obscure – which makes the package the sort that's bound to yield a lot of new musical discoveries! The range of artists is great – from big names to lesser-knowns – and cuts include "How Can You Say That Ain't Love" by The Patterson Singers, "Both Ends Against The Middle" by Jackie Moore, "This Beautiful Day" by Levi Jackson, "Something New To Do" by Bobby Sheen, "Walkin Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "Frantic Escape" by Innocent Bystanders, "Feels Good" by Bobby Wilson, "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man" by Ila Vann, "Brekaway" by Derek Martin, "Condition Red" by Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band, "The Snake" by Al Wilson, "I Just Can't Live My Life" by Linda Jones, "You Hit Me" by Alice Clark, "Please Operator" by Tony & Tyrone, "Livin In Love" by Sheila Anthony, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousSoul Galore – The Northern Soul Of Brunswick – 26 Classics & Rarities From Chicago's Finest ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy .... $16.99
Stellar soul singles on Brunswick – nearly all of which come from the prime mid-to-late 60s period at the legendary Chicago label – with Jackie Wilson, Billy Butler, Barbara Acklin, Gene Chandler, Erma Franklin, Lavern Baker and many more! There's a tight focus here on mid-to-late 60s Brunswick – all of them great – and many are quite rare. There are some modest or regional hits in the set, but most might have been forgotten if not for the devotion of the Northern Soul scenes to come. It's got a number of uptempo stormers, midtempo groovers and some sweet surprises. Soul galore, indeed! Includes "Soul Galore" by Jackie Wilson, "Have More Time" by Marvin Smith, "Oh Linda" by Leroy Taylor, "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, "There Was A Time" by Gene Chandler, "Sweet, Sweet Revenge" by Alvin Valentine, "A Strange Way" by The Loreleis, "Just Ain't No Love" by Barbara Acklin, "I'm The Only One To Do It" by Lavern Baker, "California Montage" by Young-Holt Unlimited and many more. CD

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VariousSound Of Sidra – The Complete Northern Soul Recordings – 27 Rare Soul Gems From The Detroit City Limits ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
A motherlode of rare Detroit soul – all pulled from the small Sidra label imprints, and put together here in a package that features nearly every Northern Soul groover from the company! This set goes way deeper than most Northern collections – and many of the cuts here are ones we haven't seen on other compilations, at least not in recent years – which makes the whole thing a massive discovery in music – maybe even more when you consider the nice notes and colorful package, which also features a load of rare label scans too! Titles include "We've Got Each Other" by Ronnie & Robyn, "I'm Sure" by Two Plus Two, "I Lost A Good Thing" by Gwen Owens, "So Real" by Barbara Mercer, "Please Stay" by Pearl Jones, "Let My Baby Go" by The Embraceables, "Baby You're Mine" by Lou Ragland, "How To Make A Sad Man Glad" by The Capreez, " Love's What You Want" by Marisa Gatti, "Keep On Going" by Gary Haines, "The Other Side" by 5 Of A Kind, "Open Up Your Heart" by Profonix, and "God Must Have Created Love" by Flery Bursey. CD

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VariousTwisting The Wheel – Northern Soul Gems ... CD
Essential, 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... $14.99
Northern soul from a great array of sources – including a few rare entries from later big names in soul, plus some killer tracks from a host of indie labels at the end of the 60s! Some of the tracks here are underground classics we've loved for years, and others are more obscure – and really represent the ever-evolving understanding of soul on the Northern scene – particularly the growing appreciation for slightly mellower and midtempo grooves. Titles include "Love Bug" by Chuck Bernard, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Dining In Chinatown" by Jennifer Wells, "Where Have You Been" by The Whispers, "What Happened To Yesterday" by Al Scott, "Love On A Rampage" by The Perigents, "Zola" by King Errisson, "Now Look At Who's Crying" by The Four Chymes, "Skate A While" by Leon Haywood, "You've Got The Love I Need" by Charles Hodges, and "I Can't Stop Crying" by Chuck & The Daylighters. 26 tracks in all! CD

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VariousWigan Casino 40 Northern Soul – 40 Original Northern Soul Anthems From The Legendary All Nighter ... CD
Universal (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2CD .... $12.99
A killer collection of rare soul gems – put together in support of the legendary Wigan Casino, a key club in the UK Northern Soul scene – but a set that works perfectly well on its own apart from that reference – brimming over with a really rich array of rare soul singles from the vaults of Universal Music! The package features loads of cuts that go way past the obvious Northern Soul groove – a range of upbeat soul, funky steppers, gritty groovers, and more – lots of which were new to our ears before hearing the set. There's some real gems here – a wonderful soul collection at a stunningly low price, especially considering the 40 cuts included on 2CDs. Titles include "That's Not Love" by Holly St James, "The Larue" by Lada Edmund Jr, "Run For Cover" by The Dells, "Many's The Slip Twixt The Cup & The Lip" by The Present, "Time" by Edwin Starr, "When You Call Me Baby" by Joey Heatherton, "Trick Me Treat Me" by Cobblestone, "I Watched You Slowly Slip Away" by Howard Guyton, "Stolen Hours" by Patrice Holloway, "Sweetest Girl In The World" by Roger Hatcher, "I Can't Make It Anymore" by Spyder Turner, "Suspicion" by The Originals, "Love's The Only Answer" by Kelly Garrett, "You Don't Mean It" by Towanda Barnes, "The Duck" by Willie Hutch, "Look At Me" by The Deletts, "I Go To Pieces" by Gerri Granger, and "Long After Tonight Is All Over" by Jimmy Radcliffe. CD

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VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), 1960s. New Copy .... Just Sold Out!
Sublime 60s soul singles – upbeat, grooving, and brought together in support of legendary UK club The Catacombs – an early hotbed for the Northern Soul scene! The package is heavy on notes and images from the club – but even if you've never set foot in the UK, or on a dancefloor, you'll still find plenty here to love – a searing batch of 28 gems from the late 60s – most of them pretty darn rare, and usually with an edge that's a lot rawer than mainstream work of the time! The Catacombs seemed to pick the cuts that still held onto some of the sharper qualities of the earliest years of soul – less smooth groovers and more gritty tracks that really make this batch stand out. Titles include "Try A Little Harder" by The Fi-Dels, "What Is This" by Bobby Womack, "Suffering City" by Johnny & Lilly, "Psychedelic Soul" by Saxie Russell, "Do Me Like You Do Me" by John Williams & The Tick Tocks, "The Wrong Girl" by The Showmen, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-Ettes, "Michael" by The CODs, "Chinatown" by Victor Knight, "House Of Heartaches" by The Neptunes, "Love Time" by Kelly Brothers, "I've Got To Have Your Love" by Mill Evans, "The Touch Of Venus" by Sandy Wynns, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, and "Nothing Worse Than Being Alone" by The Ad Libs. CD

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New Lenis GuessNorfolk Soul Sound – Six Sides Of Northern Soul, Deep Funk & R&B Club Monsters From Virginia (3 x 7 inch set) ... 7-inch
Soul 7 (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3x7" (pic cover).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer triple-pack from the folks at Jazzman – a much-needed look at the funky soul talents of Lenis Guess! Guess was an overlooked figure working on the Norfolk scene at the end of the 60s – and sings here on a sextet of his own recordings, including one that features the legendary funk combo Raw Soul! The package is great – full notes on Lenis' years in music, and a look that's much better than the usual funky 45 reissue – and all cuts have this heavy-romping sound that really shows the Norfolk link to the southern scene. Titles include "Thank Goodness Gotta Good Woman", "Too Many Nights", "How You Gonna Do It", "Workin For My Baby", "Just Ask Me", and "Why Why Why'd She Leave Me". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New VariousKeep The Faith – The Best Of Northern Soul ... CD
Sony (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A set that really lives up to its title, then goes a bit further too – as it not just brings together a host of Northern Soul classics, but also turns up a fair bit of 60s gems that have only been rediscovered in recent years – some surprising entries from the deep catalog of Columbia Records and RCA – all brought together here in a massive 52 track package! We're usually used to getting a set this great from the UK, but the Japanese-only collection is overflowing with rare upbeat groovers – massive soul cuts that include "I Need You" by Shane Martin, "I Can't Help Loving You" by Paul Anka, "Soul Time" by Shirley Ellis, "Eternally" by The Charmaines, "Don't Pity Me" by Sue Lynn, "The Cheater" by Bob Kuban, "Too Darn Soulful" by Morris Chestnut, "Paris Blues" by Tony Middleton, "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend, "I Can't Hold On" by Lorraine Chandler, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, and "I'm Coming To Your Rescue" by The Triumphs. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 1 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Melodies ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soul galore – and an incredible bunch of tunes that makes us want to throw away our vinyl collection and only listen to CDs! The compilers did a fantastic job on this one – running through a range of great early 70s singles and album tracks, all in search of mellow grooves, harmony vocals, and the kind of warmly crackling tunes that are perfect for late nite soul-based listening! A few artists on the set are bigger names, but are represented here by some excellent lesser known ballads – and nearly all the tracks on the set have a harmony vocal approach, which is a real treat for us! Titles include "Love Jones 75" by The Imaginations, "Clinton Park" by Masterplan, "All Good Things Must End" by Topics, "Sho Nuff" by Sly Slick & Wicked, "Who Has The Last Laugh Now" by Bloodstone, "Remember The Rain" by 21st Century, "This Love Is Real" by The Lovelites, "I Don't Know About You" by The Constellations, "I Can't Find Her" by The Rotations, "Please Baby Please" by The New Cymbals, and "Hard To Be In Love" by 13th Amendment. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 2 – 21 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A fantastic collection of rare sweet soul from the late 60s and early 70s – one with a strong focus on male vocals and harmony tunes, all put together with a great late nite sort of feel! The quality level of this one is way above lots of other dodgy sets on the market – and the folks at Latin Soul have chosen a beautiful batch of deep-burning tunes – recorded in a variety of different scenes at the time, but picked with an especial ear for the kind of tracks that play big for the west coast sweet soul crowd! The whole thing's got a real super-dope feel – one in which "sweet" means "heartbreaking" and "personal" – not cloying and child-like. 21 tracks in all – with titles that include "I'm Not Like The Others" by Little Jimmy Gandy, "Untrue Woman" by Debonaires, "True Love Will Never Die" by Apple & The Three Oranges, "Shady Side Of Town" by Talisman, "Send Me Some Sugar Baby" by Duke Turner, "Keep On Walking" by Main Attraction, "Leave It Like It Is" by The Steelers, "Story Of My Life" by Emulations, "Break Your Promise" by Chicago Gangsters, and "Things That A Lady Ain't Supposed To Do" by Four Dynamics. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 3 – 23 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Another incredible volume in the Soulful Thangs series – easily one of the greatest for late nite soul and rare harmony vocals! The package has a beautifully drifting sound throughout – that mellow as mellow can be soul that was made most perfectly at the end of the 60s and into the 70s – recorded with a real focus on the voice, and just enough light instrumentation to allow the tracks to float along on a pillow of sound! 23 tracks in all – including "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "Just Ask Me" by Soul Superbs, "How Do You Say Goodbye" by Together, "Con Me" by Paragons, "Why Is There No Trace Of You" by Fourth Creation, "This Time" by Family Connection, "Man From The Sky" by Carlos Wright, "Where Will I Go" by Brief Encounter, "I Do Love You" by Joe Bataan, "I'm In Love" by Len Woods, and "You Pay For Love" by The Crusaders. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 4 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Harmony soul, sweet soul, and all the best sorts of mellow soul of the late 60s and early 70s – an incredible collection that's overflowing with great work, and which sets a new standard for late nite soul! As with previous volumes, the work here is selected from a great range of rare singles – and focuses on the kind of dreamy work that was cut during the maturing years of the soul vocal group scene – in an approach that's heavy on the harmonies, usually features very little else in the way of accompaniment – just a tripped-out guitar or slightly sliding string passage behind the voice. CD features a total of 22 tracks in all – with titles that include "This Must Be Love" by Solid Solution, "How Can You Win" by Techniques IV, "Why Did I Go" by The Four Mints, "You Mean Everything To Me" by The Four Tracks, "Baby My Love" by Pretenders, "Sad Girl" by Emperors Soul 69, "Young Girl" by Fillmotions, "Tell Me" by Circulations, "Angel In Disguise" by The Futures, "Heart Of Gold" by The Escorts, and "This Feeling In My Heart" by Charles Brimmer. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 5 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
These guys just keep getting better and better – blowing our minds with each new volume in the series, and showing us there's plenty we've never heard in the realm of harmony soul! As with previous numbers, this one focuses on those magic late 60s/early 70s years in group soul – a time when groups were smoothing things out even more than before, and using the best advances in production to hit a super-dope sound that's hardly ever been duplicated again! Nearly all the cuts here are from obscure indie productions, but represent a great wave of new sophistication on the soul scene – handled here with a sense of honesty and personality that's even more gripping than the better-known soul hits in the style at the time. 22 tracks in all – including "I Thought You Were Mine" by Natural Four, "Show Stopper" by The Cashmeres, "I Can't Believe" by Johnny Andrews & The Enjoyments, "Stop To Think It Over" by Gods Gift To Women, "Of All The Hearts" by Peace Justice & Equality, "Ooh Baby" by Carol Woods & The Executives, "Stop Doubting My Love" by Freedom Machine, and "Music To Make Love To" by Hypnotics. CD

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New VariousBeat Ballad Heaven – The Moody Side Of Northern Soul ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s. Used .... Out Of Stock
A soul-shaking collection of rare singles from Goldmine – ballads maybe, but with an emphasis on moving, and often rollicking soul sounds – not at all the late night cable TV gospel-style collection you might be expecting from the cover photo! Many of the tunes here actually have quite a storming bottom end – with rolling drums and a fairly tight, if not uptempo sound overall – soaringly emotive lead and backing vocals, tight arrangments and a killer melodies! Another treasure of a collection from Goldmine! 22 tracks in all: "Without Your Love" by Charles Brandy, "I'm A Lover" by Sidney Hall, "Wide Awake In A Dream" by Jerry Jackson, "Street Talk" by the Tymes, "She's Not Ready" by TNJ's, "I'm Only A Man" by Gene Diamond, "Don't Be Afraid" by Jimmy Scott, "Alone With My Tears" by Bobby Bennett, "Don't Tell Her It's Me" by Joe Hinton and more! CD
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New VariousBlack Gold – Sought After SoulNorthern & Rare Soul Grooves ... CD
Castle (UK), Early 70s. Used 2CD .... Out Of Stock
They're not lying about the gold in the title here – because most of these tracks are worth a fortune on original vinyl – and for good reason too! The 2CD package is easily one of the deepest-digging sets we've ever seen from Sanctuary – a tremendous collection of obscure soul tunes from the early 70s – a few of which have been previously been reissued by the label, but a lot more of which are seeing the CD light of day for the first time ever here! The 40 track collection is really tremendous – like finding a pile of untouched 45s in the back of an east coast store that nobody's visited for years – sparkling clean, and waiting to be rediscovered. The work here was originally issued on a variety of different east coast indies – most between 1970 and 1973 – and there's a really unified feel to the collection overall, as many tracks mix the rough and the smooth together beautifully. Titles include "Gotta Let Some Sunshine Into My Life" by Exceptionals, "Tell Me Your Name" by The New Sounds, "I'll Be There" by The Collection & Civics, "I Saw You There" by The Appointments, "You Don't Mean It" by Towanda Barnes, "I Smell Trouble" by Johnny De Vigne, "Alley Full Of Trash & Bottles" by Otis Smith, "I've Always Wanted Someone Like You" by And The Echoes, "One Chance" by Communicators & Black Experiences Band, "Where Is The Love" by Glen Miller, "Attica Massacre" by Willie & West, "I Don't See Me In Your Eyes No More" by Willie & West, "Oh You Sweet Darling" by The Equations, "Let Love Grow" by Brenda Holloway, "I May Be Right" by Mill Street Depot, "I'm At Breaking Point" by The Trumains, "Clinton Park" by Master Plan, "Beautiful Philosophy" by The Internationals, and "Sitting At Home With My Baby" by Ray Lewis. CD
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New VariousDouble Cookin – Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Dancefloor cookers from the prime Northern Soul years – all instrumental numbers on this sharp compilation on Kent – 45 sides from a labels like Money, Villa, Swan, King, Epic and Warner Brothers! For all the wonderful Kent soul compilations we've gotten our dusty fingers on over the years, it's a wonder they're never been one devoted to instrumentals – until now! Rhythms roll along at a tight tempo, the tight guitars punch it up, some strings soar, and a pounding Northern beat keeps it all stomping! Those core elements are key, but others weave in an out, from hand claps on the beat, to organ grooves, bursts of brass and more. 24 tracks in all: "Double Cookin" by Checkerboard Squares, "Make Me Yours" by Arthur Wright & His Orchestra, "Festival Time" by San Remo Golden Strings", "The Sounds Of Lane" by Tracks To Your Mind, "Champion Pt 1" by Willie Mitchell, "The Guys From Uncle" by The Spy, "Stirrin Up Some Soul" by The Mar-Ketts, "Hey America (Sing Along)" by James Brown, "California Montage" by Young-Holt Unlimited and more. CD

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New VariousNorthern Soul – On The Philadelphia Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. Used .... Out Of Stock
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(Out of print.)

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 6 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Don't judge a CD by its cover, because this volume is one of the best in the Soulful Thangs series – filled with tremendous mellow soul tunes that definitely live up to the title! There's a distinct focus on harmony soul here – the kinds of slow-grooving, quiet-stepping tracks that we totally love – rare singles that recall hot summer nights of many years past, but which still sound wonderfully fresh today. There's a real focus on obscure indie artists from the early 70s – and most numbers here are singles that you'd be hard pressed to find in the originals, and probably not in this good of condition. Tracks include "Falling In Love" by Compliments, "Forever Together" by Watch Tower, "That's Love" by First Family, "What Am I Gonna Do" by Houston Outlaws, "We Want Freedom" by Rotations, "Crying For Your Love" by The Moovin Soothin Stone Funk Band, "Waiting For Joey" by Orthea Barnes, "Some Of Your Time" by Attractions, "Hollywood & Vine" by Dell Vikings, "Confessing A Feeling (live)" by Sly Slick & Wicked, and "My Life" by Joe Jama. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 7 – 21 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Plenty of soulful thangs here – a mountain of great rare singles, most of which are in a sweet and mellow mode! The team at Latin Soul have an amazing ear for a laidback groove – and this set's overflowing with great late nite harmony tunes from the end of the 60s and start of the 70s – those killer indie vocal group numbers that only ever got pressed on 45s, and which are pretty darn hard to track down these days! The package features a whopping 21 rare singles – slipping, sliding, and stepping beautifully next to one another – with tracks that include "Second Time Around" by Experience Unlimited, "It Was Real" by Answers To Love", "Lost In A Dream" by Soul Sounds Unlimited, "It's Hard To Say So Long" by The Equasions, "Cowgirls To Boys" by The Ripples, "Come Back To Me" by Toney Fountaine & Group, "I Miss My Baby" by US Music, "I'm Gonna Love You Girl" by Lifestyle, "Not Too Young" by Continental Showstoppers, "I Know The Inside Story" by Chubby & The Turnpikes, and "Can You Remember" by Jeff Graham & Family Connection. CD

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New VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 8 – 23 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... Out Of Stock
Sweetly soulful obscurities from the deep soul scene of the 60s & 70s – great tunes full of incredible harmonies and laidback soul grooves galore! Soulful Thangs Vol 8 is packed with great tunes, many with tight drums and vamping guitar grooves, and others with sweeping strings – all richly soulful and straight up irresistible – with swirling organ lines, impeccable lead and harmony vocals, and the right mix of soaring sophistication and gritty, natural emotion. 23 tracks in all: "Reflections" by Albert Jones, "He's Gone To Another" by Young Laides", "Poor Loser" by Manila Machete, "Funny Money" by Wilson Love, "Somebody" by Decisions, "Gotta Get To Know You" by The 4th Kingdom, "That's What I Am (Without You)" by Cynthia And The Imaginary Three and more! CD

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New VariousWigan Casino Soul Club – Station Road, Wigan 1973 to 1981– The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs .... Out Of Stock
A searing set of vintage soul cuts – brought together in honor of the legendary Wigan Casino – one of the most important clubs in the UK Northern Soul scene of the 70s! For the uninitiated, Wigan was a hotbed of upbeat rare soul cuts – overlooked American goodies from both the previous decade and more recent years – often with a strong focus on deeper soul vocals, which meant some strong entries from the southern scene as well! This well-done package comes with a heavy book-style cover, notes on the club and its music – and a whopping 28 tracks in all – including "Being Without You" by Maurice Williams, "I Can't Hide It" by The Appreciations, "Come On Train" by Don Thomas, "I'm Satisfied With You" by The Furys, "You're Gonna Need Me" by Ted Ford, "You Got To Use What You Got" by Ann Sexton, "Why Should I Cry" by The Gentrys, "It's Heavy" by Bags, "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" by The Ringleaders, "The Night The Angels Cried" by Johnny Dynamite, "I'm A Teardrop" by The Jerms, and "Your Wish Is My Command" by The Inspirations. Also comes with a rare bonus CD, too – a 1975 live performance by Tommy Hunt at Wigan – with cuts that include "Get Ready", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Help Me Make It Through The Night", "Crackin Up", and "Never Can Say Goodbye". CD

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New VariousCurtis Mayfield's Windy City Winners – 26 Northern Soul Classics From The Studios Of Curtis Mayfield 1966 to 1976 ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
Classics and rarities from the Windy City Soul scene that gravitated around the great Curtis Mayfield and his studio! The set features tracks from Curtom, plus the Thomas, Mayfield and Gemigo labels along with Paramount and Polydor – with numbers by The Fascinations, Five Stairsteps & Cubie, The Mayfield Singers, Major Lance, Chuck Ray, Ruby Jones, Notations, Linda Clifford, Gene Chandler and many more! 26 tracks in all: "Girls Are Out To Get You" by The Fascinations, "Don't Start None" by The Mayfield Singers, "You Got The Power" by Mamie P Galore, "I Spy (For The FBI)" by Jamo Thomas & His Party Brothers Orchestra, "Lucky" by The Mayfield Players, "Don't Have To Be Lying Babe" by Gene Chandler, "You Better Run" by Ruby Jones, "Can't Get Enough" by Linda Clifford and more. CD
 
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New Paul AnkaI Can't Help Loving You/When We Get There ... 7-inch
RCA/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy .... $7.99
Paul Anka on a funky 45? Stranger things have happened – and the tune's a surprisingly wonderful soul number from Paul's overlooked mid 60s years – done in a groove that's pure Detroit Northern, complete with some tight vibes ringing out alongside the lead vocals! "When We Get There" is nice too – with a loping swing-beat sort of groove, and great vocals from Anka that almost feel like some of the solo Northern Soul gems from Frankie Valli. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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JJ BarnesBorn Again ... LP
Perception, 1973. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
A rare set from Detroit soul legend JJ Barnes! Although Barnes originally started as a lighter, groovier northern soul singer, this "comeback" album from the early 70s has him singing in a very heavy, full-on righteous style, with lots of slow soulful tracks. Surprisingly, this style works well – and uncovers a side of Barnes that we wouldn't expect. Patrick Adams, Deodato, and Tony Bell handled the arrangements – and tracks include "Time Is Love", "Good Men Don't Grow On Trees", "You Owe It To Yourself" (in two parts), and "I Just Make Believe (I'm Touching You"). LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You ... LP
Pride, 1973. Near Mint- .... $49.99
Nice one! Jerry Butler's brother Billy recorded for more labels than you'd expect over the years – but this is only one of three full LPs that he ever cut. The album's a stellar batch of harmony soul tracks – as perfectly for the early 70s harmony scene as Billy's late 60s work on Okeh was for the Northern one – and Billy's own voice is supported by the Infinity trio of Pylis Knox, Errol Batts, and Larry Wade. Billy's voice is always a treat – and it's still got that Jerry Butler-ish rasp to it, which stands out nicely next to the group's sweeter harmonies. Nearly every cut's a winner, with tracks like "I'm So Hung Up On You", "Storm", "Free Yourself", "When Your Baby's Gone", and "You Can't Always Tell". Great stuff by one of the underacknowledged talents of the Chicago soul scene! LP, Vinyl record album
(In great shape – save for one spot of tape on the spine.)

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Jonathan ButlerJonathan Butler (2 CD expanded edition with bonus tracks) ... CD
Zomba/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2 CDs .... $14.99
A really breakout set from Jonathan Butler – a double-length album that really has the singer/songwriter taking off! Butler's really finding his best groove here – that mature blend of soul, jazzy bits, and a good ear for a hook – all done in that crossover careful style that helped Jonathan find a huge new audience up here in the Northern Hemisphere – and which continues to make this set one of Butler's best-remembered moments. Titles include "Lies", "Love Songs Candlelight & You", "Holding On", "I Miss Your Love Tonight", "One More Dance", "Barenese", "Overflowing", "Loving You", "Say We'll Be Together", and "Give A Little More Loving". CD features bonus tracks too – including "Song For Jon", "Holding On (ext)", "Lies (edit)", "Thinking Of You (inst)", and "Overflowing (ext)". CD

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Sugar Pie De SantoGo Go Power – The Complete Chess Singles 1961 to 1966 ... CD
Chess/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
A much-needed look at the mighty Sugar Pie DeSanto – a singer who really rocked Chess Records back in the 60s! DeSanto came to the label already boasting one hell of a groove – a rock-solid sense of rhythm that made all of her tunes groovers right from the get-go – and a raw vocal power that easily rivaled, if not beat, that of Etta James – her labelmate at Chess, and partner on a few duet tracks here! The collection's a non-stop soul party throughout – as upbeat as Northern Soul, but with plenty of deep soul elements as well – and it's the first time many of these cuts have been brought together on CD, and certainly never before as wonderful as this. Kent serves up some great notes and vintage photos with the package – the latter of which show Sugar Pie in action on stage, clearly one of the sexiest singers to work the circuit back in the 60s! Titles include "In The Basement (parts 1 & 2)", "Soulful Dress", "Witch For A Night", "Ask Me", "Good Timin", "Mr & Mrs", "Mama Didn't Raise No Fools", "Crazy Lovin", "There's Gonna Be Trouble", "Jump In My Chest", "Somewhere Down The Line", "Use What You Got", "Never Love A Stranger", "I Love You So Much", "Go Go Power", and "I Don't Wanna Fuss". CD

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Falcons featuring Sonny MunroGood Good Feelings ... CD
Soul Junction (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $18.99
A long-overdue look at the mighty mid 60s work of The Falcons – a group who are usually only covered during their early doo wop years, but who went onto do some tremendous group soul as well! The work here features many of the group's excellent recordings for the Big Wheel label with vocalist Sonny Munro in the lead – a really great singer who more than carries on the strong traditions started in the group by earlier singers who include Eddie Floyd and Wilson Pickett! The Big Wheel work is really great – often a bit Northern and upbeat, but with a very deep vocal style overall that's totally great. Added to the set is some additional material that Sonny Munro cut in later years – showing him to be an equally great solo act, working in some more sophisticated modern soul modes – briefly recording for Epic in the 70s, but represented here on some previously unissued tracks from the time. CD also features two tremendous Falcons-backed cuts on Big Wheel with singer Sandy Hollis in the lead – "I'm Tempted" and "Tables Will Turn" – plus the cuts "Good Good Feeling", "Standing On Guard", "Love You Like You Never Been Loved", "I Can't Help It", "Love Love Love", "In Time For The Blues", and "Standing On Guard" by The Falcons – as well as "Don't Leave Me Alone", "On The Other Side Of Pride", "Why Do I Let You Do The Things You Do", and "I'm Tired Of Being Your Play Thing" by Sonny Munro. CD

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Carolyn FranklinBaby Dynamite ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good+ .... $16.99
Sock-hard soul from Aretha Franklin's funky sister! By the time of this album, Carolyn had spent quite a bit of time working as sort of an "understudy" to Aretha – and according to the notes on the album, written by the girls father, Reverend CL Franklin, Carolyn was being groomed for a very similar career to Aretha. This album shines with the best of Aretha's late 60s work for Atlantic – with a hard soul approach that shares both elements of Aretha's mellow southern soulful numbers, plus an added bonus of a good Northern soul groove on the best tracks! Horace Ott arranged the record, and titles include "What Cha Donna Do", "Reality", "I Don't Want To Lose You", "Boxer", "On A Back Street", and "I Can't Love Without You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some moderate wear, and a bit of pen.)

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Curtis HardingKeep On Shining/Castaway ... 7-inch
Burger, 2014. New Copy (pic cover).... $7.99
Curtis Harding's got a tight, soulful groove on this sweet little single – almost a modern take on older Northern Soul modes, served up by a sharp little combo who really get things right! Harding's vibe is very late 60s on "Keep On Shining" – a positive, upbeat tune that really matches the vibe of some of the best female funky singers on the contemporary scene – and "Cast Away" is more laidback and mellow in a 70s way, with a sweet blend of Hammond and Wurlitzer keys in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"! LP, Vinyl record album

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo ... LP
Fat Fish, 1966. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard-stepping with a very strong northern soul groove, and some of the heaviest production ever to come out of the west coast in the 60s! The whole album's a killer – extremely grooving, and with a blend of styles that keeps things fresh all the way through. Titles include "Ray's Theme", "Soul Cargo", "Fat Fish", "The Sidewinder", "Spice Of The Blues", "River's Invitation", and "The Preacher". LP, Vinyl record album

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HesitationsNew Born Free ... LP
Kapp, 1968. Near Mint- .... $19.99
A landmark record from one of the greatest underground vocal groups of the 60s! The Hesitations take the theme to "Born Free", and through some magical soul, turn it into a Civil Rights-era anthem of freedom and pride. The rest of the record is equally great – with a good mixture of uptempo tracks done in a bouncy northern groove, handled with production and arrangements by Teacho Wiltshire, and a pretty raw down-home edge overall! Titles include "Let's Groove", "Overworked & Underpaid", "Love Is Everywhere", "Don't Go", "Push A Little Harder", "Without Your Love", and "We Can Do It". LP, Vinyl record album

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Tommy HuntSign Of The Times – The Spark Recordings 1975/1976 ... CD
Spark/Shout (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy .... $15.99
Rare 70s work from the great Tommy Hunt – a singer who's best known for his Scepter Records solo work of the 60s, or his early days in The Flamingos – but who steps out here with a completely different groove! The material here was cut at a time when Hunt was gaining new fame on the UK Northern Soul scene – and the first half of the disc features a studio album that Tommy cut with the northern-centric Spark label – a killer date that holds onto older 60s soul grooves, but which warms things up with a bit of modern soul production that really brings out a whole new side of Hunt's voice. Titles include "Sign Of The Times", "Sign On The Dotted Line", "Sunshine Girl", "Never Can Say Goodbye", "A Miracle Like You", and "Loving On The Losing Side". The second half of the set is an even more direct demonstration of Hunt's role in the UK scene – a live performance at the Wigan Casino – home to a host of very enthusiastic Northern Soul fans, who spur Tommy on in a performance that includes "Crackin Up", "I Can't Turn You Loose", "Get Ready", "My Girl", "Knock On Wood", and "Baby I Need Your Loving". CD

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Herbert HunterRockin' Spar Masters ... CD
Superbird (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $6.99
Early 60s recordings by Herbert Hunter, a number of which are recorded with pseudonyms – rollicking & rockin' number that preceded the Spar singles that still fire up the Northern Soul connoisseurs – his earliest recordings for Spar! Hunter never had a smash breakout hit, but he did find one heck of a solid soul groove with Nashville producer Ted Jarrett in later years. Here he's trying out dance craze numbers and other trendy styles from the period, and they're pretty much nailing each, track after track! It's a blueprint for better things to come, and still a worthy batch of tunes. Titles include "The Twist" & Twistin' USA" as Johnny Keaton & The Twisters, "Dr Feelgood", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I Can't Help It" and more billed to Herbert Hunter, "Peppermint Twist", "Now Let's Popeye", "Slow Twisting" and more as Leroy Jones, "Big Split Twist" and more as Marty & The Merits, "Bring It Home To Me" as The Now Generation and more. 20 tracks in all. CD

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New Willie KendrickChange Your Ways/What's That On Your Finger ... 7-inch
RCA/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy .... $7.99
A heavy stomper from the great Willie Kendrick – a tune that grabs us already with the massive drum beat at the beginning, then really takes off once Willie's soaring vocals come into the mix! Joe Hunter arranged and produced, with a nice Detroit-style Northern vibe – and "What's That On Your Finger" is a great midtempo loper – and a tune that really opens up the deep soul side of Kendrick's vocals – with a quality that's almost like Jesse James. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Lew KirtonJust Arrived ... LP
Alston, 1980. New Copy (reissue).... $9.99
Great work from this oft-overlooked smooth soul singer! Lew Kirton was part of the Miami soul scene that centered around TK Records in Florida – but he has a smooth sexy style that reminds us a lot more of northern modern soul singers – especially the most sophisticated side of the New York scene! This debut could easily stand next to late 70s material by Roy Ayers, or some of the best by Leroy Hutson – with some slight deep soul elements that might recall material by Sam Dees or Prince Phillip Mitchell. Like all those references, Kirton has a great way of grooving, but still hanging onto a deeper, more personal style in the lyrics. The songwriting is wonderful, a perfect match for Lew's deep vocals – and titles include "Something Special", "Why Should I Get Jealous", "Love I Don't Want Your Love", "Time To Get With It", and "Love Secret Agent". LP, Vinyl record album

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Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone ... LP
Invictus, 1974. Near Mint- .... $24.99
Sublime soul from the mighty Laura Lee – one of the best deep soul singers of the 70s, even though she recorded with the mostly-northern team of Holland Dozier Holland! The set shows that the trio really knew how to change it up after leaving Motown – and although Lee had recorded for Chess in the 60s, she really finds her groove here – mixing southern soul with a dose of 70s funk – all of which really stands out from most of her contemporaries! Laura's voice is sweet and dusky, in the mode of some of the best underground singers of her day – but also rises above the rest, thanks crack arrangements by HB Barnum and Eugene Moore – who mix strings and soul into a stellar blend of styles! Titles include the breakbeat classic "Crums Off The Table", which begins with some great hard drums – plus the cuts "Every Little Bit Hurts", "I Can't Make It Alone", "Mirror Of Your Soul", and "I Need It Just As Bad As You". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cut corner.)

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Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy .... $19.99
Sublime soul from the mighty Laura Lee – one of the best deep soul singers of the 70s, even though she recorded with the mostly-northern team of Holland Dozier Holland! The set shows that the trio really knew how to change it up after leaving Motown – and although Lee had recorded for Chess in the 60s, she really finds her groove here – mixing southern soul with a dose of 70s funk – all of which really stands out from most of her contemporaries! Laura's voice is sweet and dusky, in the mode of some of the best underground singers of her day – but also rises above the rest, thanks crack arrangements by HB Barnum and Eugene Moore – who mix strings and soul into a stellar blend of styles! Titles include the breakbeat classic "Crums Off The Table", which begins with some great hard drums – plus the cuts "Every Little Bit Hurts", "I Can't Make It Alone", "Mirror Of Your Soul", and "I Need It Just As Bad As You". Features a bonus unedited version of "I Need It Just As Bad As You". CD

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MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. New Copy .... $7.99 12.99
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
(On the Dusty Groove label.)

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Newports/Sinner StrongDixie Women/Don't Knock It ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1962/1963. New Copy .... $9.99
Nothing dixie about this classic groover from The Newports – as the tune's got a jagged rhythm on the bottom, and some sweet harmonies over the top – almost a jukebox mambo vibe, with maybe a slight touch of Crescent City – not to mention a sweet tenor solo near the end! "Don't Knock It" is a stormer from Sinner Strong – a Northern Soul number with a great girl vocal in the lead – sung with an intensity that reminds us of The Exciters! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed (Japanese pressing – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy .... $19.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for smaller labels in the 60s – but who really bursts out of the box here with great presentation from the Holland Dozier Holland empire! The record features some great songs by General Johnson and Greg Perry – and Perry also handled some of the production work for the record – really pushing the group with the sort of full, rich sound the Chairmen Of The Board brought to their own work. Titles include "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)", "One Man's Leftovers", "Love is Sweeter", "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number", and "Back Track". CD features five bonus tracks – "90 Days Freeze", "Somebody's Been Sleeping (UK single edit)", "If I Could See The Light In The Window (version 1)", "Driveway", and "Somebody's Been Sleeping (US single)". CD

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Robert ParkerBarefootin' ... LP
Nola, Mid 60s. Very Good+ .... $39.99
Stormin uptempo soul from one of the early heroes of the northern scene! "Barefootin" may have been Robert Parker's only hit, but it's a very groovy soul dancer with a catchy hook that just won't quit! The rest of the album's pretty darn great, too – with bouncy New Orleans soul arrangements by Wardell Quezergue that keep things nice and real. Tough one to find, too – and from what we can tell, it's the only full LP that Parker ever cut. Titles include "Let's Go Baby", "The Scratch", "Happy Feet", "Soul Kind Of Loving", and "Heading For A Fall". LP, Vinyl record album
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San Remo Golden StringsHungry For Love ... LP
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Very Good .... $7.99
The name on this one sounds cheesy – but the record's actually a great batch of Detroit soul instrumentals, with way more of a Northern Soul groove than you'd expect! The San Remo Golden Strings were a group of Detroit soul musicians – kind of similar to the Soulful Strings of Chicago Cadet fame, using strings to create a soulful stepping groove, but given a more exotic name here to "class" things up a bit. "Hungry For Love" is one of the group's most enduring instrumental tracks, the kind that you'll hear on some of those Goldmine collections filled with rare non-vocal soul tracks. The rest of the record features some original grooves – like "Joy Road", "Lonely One", and "I'm Satisfied" – as well as some San Remoed versions of tracks like "Everybody Loves A Lover", "People", and "Blueberry Hil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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Soulful OrchestraMood So ... CD
Soulful Torino/Record Kicks (Italy), 2013. New Copy .... $18.99
A group that really lives up to its title – and one with a sound that's proudly in the mode of the best Northern Soul of the 60s! The backings are full, and done in a style that's strongly inspired by Detroit soul of the Motown years – a bit rougher and more funky overall, given the indie level of production – and a nice change from some of the more 70s-oriented combos on the market! Maya Giglio sings leads on most tracks – with a quality that's nicely gritty at most points, and mostly in English – except for a few very cool numbers that feature lyrics in Italian. A few tunes have slight contemporary touches, but the overall sound is pretty 60s all the way through – and tracks include "Don't Freeze On Me", "Occapella", "I'm Mad At You", "Questo Mondo Non Mi Va", "Secret Love", and "Bring It On Home To Me". CD

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Candi StatonMusic Speaks Louder Than Words/House Of Love ... CD
Warner/Edsel (UK), 1977/1978. New Copy 2CD .... $18.99
A pair of late 70s gems from Candi Staton – back to back on a single set! First up is Music Speaks Louder Than Words – an album that's often eclipsed by the Young Hearts hit before it, but which actually comes across stronger than that one! The groove is funky southern soul on the best cuts – tight and full, but still with a harder edge on the bottom, and rhythms that are more funky soul than the disco used on some of Candi's other late 70s albums. The set was recorded in California, with lots of sweet jazzy touches alongside the vocals – and titles include "Nights On Broadway", "Cotton Candi", "A Dreamer Of A Dream", "You Are", "Listen To The Music", "Music Speaks Louder Than Words", and "One More Chance On Love". House Of Love is a perfect pairing of Candi Staton and producer Dave Crawford – that key southern soul talent who helped Candi and a few select others really step into the American soul mainstream at the end of the 70s! Candi's still got all the deep roots in her vocals – including that incredible range that's continued to thrive in gospel in recent years – but Dave helps push things into a modern soul style that works equally well on Northern dancefloors as it would in the clubs down south. Arrangements are perfectly balanced – sophisticated and adult, but never too smooth or commercial – thanks mostly to Candi's wonderful handling of the lyrics. Titles include "Victim", "Yesterday Evening", "So Blue", "Honest I Do Love You", and "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me". CD features bonus tracks "Listen To The Music (single version)", "Honest I Do Love You (ext rmx)", "Victim (single edit)", and "Honest I Do Love You (edit)". CD

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Three DegreesMaybe/So Much Love (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Roulette/Big Break (UK), 1970. New Copy 2CD .... $19.99
A killer package – two full albums, plus bonus tracks too! First up is Maybe – amazing early work from the Three Degrees – tracks cut before their more famous disco years in the 70s – but already showing a whole new approach to girl group soul! At some level, the trio take off strongly from the best late 60s styles of The Supremes – taking the most righteous elements, and working them into a hip new take on female soul – often using slight undercurrents of funk, in ways that are a bit like Honeycone, but even groovier! Arrangements are by Sammy Lowe and Steve Swanson – who bring in a nice east coast bite – and titles include "Sugar On Sunday", "Rosegarden", "You're The One", "The Magic Door", "Collage", "Maybe", and "You're The Fool". Next is So Much Love – a great illustration of the way the female trio could really take off – even without the disco grooves that would later bring them fame! There's a bouncy sound to most numbers here – a bit of Northern Soul here, some 60s mod there – and the girls' vocals are even more amazing than we remember them in later years – really at the top of the girl group pack for the time. Arrangements are by Hutch Davie, Tony Camillo, and Bert DeCoteaux – and titles include "Maybe", "Trade Winds", "I Do Take You", "Who Is She (And What Is She To You)", and "Magic Mirror". 2CD set features a whopping 23 bonus tracks – including "Handle With Care", "Shades Of Green", "Requiem", "Isn't It A Pity", "Yours (long single version)", "There's So Much Love All Around Me (mono)", "Through Misty Eyes (mono)", and mono takes of many album tracks! CD

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Spyder TurnerStand By Me ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Good .... $1.99
A bit of a gimmick – but a good one! The title track to the album is a famous 6 minute version of "Stand By Me" – one that has Spyder singing the track in styles that imitate Eddie Kendricks, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Billy Stewart, and others. The rest of the album continues in a similar mode – as Spyder does a fantastic job with famous soul tunes, and a few obscure ones, not always singing in an imitative style, but always doing a great job, in a mode that's sure to please anyone that's a fan of Detroit 60s Northern soul. Titles include "I Can't Make It Anymore", "I'm Alive With A Lovin Feeling", "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face", "Morning Morning", and "Don't Hold Back". LP, Vinyl record album
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VibrationsVibrating Vibrations – The Okeh & Epic Singles 1963 to 1968 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $11.99
Killer modern soul from The Vibrations – archetypal recordings from the mid 60s, and work that few other groups like this could ever match! The set brings together the quintet's sublime work for the Okeh and Epic labels – recordings done after their earlier sides for Chess, with a balance of groove and polish that's simply amazing! Even the mellowest cuts here seem to have a tight sort of punch on the bottom – a kick that offsets that well-crafted vocals beautifully, and which has made many of these tracks longtime favorites on the Northern Soul dancefloors in the UK. And although there's been other Vibrations reissues over the years, this may well be one of the best – a perfectly-done package that avoids any of their looser moments, and which also includes a handful of unreleased tracks as well! Titles include "I Took An Overdose", "Love In Them There Hills", "You Better Beware", "Canadian Sunset", "Cause You're Mine", "End Up Crying", "Watusi Time", "Keep On Keeping On", "Forgive & Forget", "Ain't Love That Way", "Sloop Dance", "The Searching Is Over", "Pick Me", "Soul A Go Go", and "Always Had Your Way". CD

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James WellsMy Claim To Fame/Explosion – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs .... $16.99
A pair of lost club classics from James Wells – back to back, with a lot of bonus tracks too! My Claim To Fame is the first album from Chicago soul singer James Wells – an artist with vocals that often run much deeper than some of his disco contemporaries at the time, and which really get a showcase here on some of the longer songs! There's often a lot of disco at the start of the records – long tunes that build the rhythms slowly, then layer in other elements before the vocals – but when James emerges on vocals, things really take off – and the singer is very well suited to the more upbeat backgrounds. Ian Levine – of UK Northern Soul fame – wrote and arranged the set – and titles include "I Guess That's Life", "True Love Is My Destiny", and "That's The Way The Wind Blows". The second album is an Explosion of soul from singer James Wells – and a tight follow-up to his previous disco outing with Ian Levine! Wells has roots in older soul styles than disco – and really makes his presence felt here on some of the album's best tracks – even amidst the sometimes stronger focus on high-stepping rhythms, percussion jams, and other instrumentation. Tracks include "Explosion", "More To Me Than Meets The Eye", "Double Dose Of Love", "There's Nothing Sweeter Than Success", and "A Case Of Mistaken Identity". CD features loads of bonus tracks – not just remixes, but a 12 completely different numbers, including a few duets with Susen Wells. Titles include "RSVP", "Baby I'm Still The Same Man", "All I Ever Need Is Music", "No Cure For Me", "Never Let Go", "My Days Are Numbered", "Great Minds Think Alike", and "Mirror Image". CD

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Venica WilsonWorth Every Drop Of Rain/Standing On The Sidelines ... 7-inch
Hib (UK), 2012. New Copy .... $7.99
A contemporary cut, but one with a real Northern Soul charm – produced by Ian Levine at a level that's even better than his previous productions from other decades! "Worth Every Drop" has a core groove that's classic Detroit, with a really hard edge – and Venica's vocals are a lot more 60s soul than some other contemporary underground singers – even more so on the flipside too, which features some mighty nice vibes in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brenton WoodCome Softly ... LP
Cream/Hi Records, 1977. Near Mint- .... $7.99
After starting his career as a jaunty northern soul groover, with tracks like "Oogum Boogum Song" (not on this set), Brenton re-emerged during the 70s as kind of a smoother groover, with a sound that was a lot more sophisticated than the old days, and which showed Brenton to be a singer capable of hitting a more adult soul market. This album for the Cream label is the most lasting legacy of this part of Brenton's career – and features the tracks "Rock You To Your Socks", "In For The Night", "I Couldn't Stop Loving You", "Just Like The First Time", and "Come Softly To Me". LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBen-Lee's Philadelphia Story ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used .... $14.99
Classic Philly soul from the 60s – all from the legendary Ben-Lee production team of Frank Bendinelli and Leroy Lovett. Much of the material has a strong northern soul groove – similar to that on some of the other indie Philly labels at the time, with an emphasis on dancefloor numbers and peppy group sounds, plus a few ballads thrown into the mix from time to time. There's a total of 24 tracks – and titles include "Be Yourself" by The Companions, "Pretty One" by The Rockmasters, "It Happens Every Day" by The Persianettes, "Got No Time" by Timmy & The Empires, "I'm Happy Without You" by Ann Byers, "Don't Go, He Don't Love You" by The Symbals, "He Said, She Said" by Patty & The Emblems, "I'm Cutting In" by The Inspirations, "Lady Lady" by The Colt 45s, "Here She Comes Now" by Sonny Fulton, and "What Am I Gonna Say To My Lady" by Kenny Gamble. CD
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VariousFor Dancers Also ... LP
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy (reissue).... $15.99
An early treasure from a great tradition in soul music – one of the first few compilations from Ace/Kent Records – issued way back in the early 80s, and still a treasure trove of great 60s soul after all these years! As you'd guess from the title, the tracks here are all upbeat and uptempo – numbers brought together for the Northern Soul audience in the UK, but which also represent a great sampling of underground soul from the US in the 60s! Many of these numbers mix rough-edged vocals with more tightly-crafted instrumentation – and the collection features a total of 16 tracks that include "Lay This Burden Down" by Mary Love, "You Just Cheat & Lie" by ZZ Hill, "Good Taste Of Love" by Danny Monday, "Wanting You" by Jimmy Bee, "Can It Be Me" by Mel Williams, "Hole In The Wall" by The Other Brothers, "Talkin Woman" by Lowell Fulsom, "What Kind Of Man Are You" by Jackie Day, "Country Girl" by The Johnny Otis Show, "Everybody Needs Love" by Willie Gauff & The Love Brothers, and "My Baby Needs Me" by Yvonne Baker. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy .... $14.99
Funky female soul galore – a killer set of rare tunes that's one of the best sets of this type we've ever stocked! The SuperFunk crew at BGP have gone through the rich array of labels handled by the company – pulling out some massive tunes that really push our understanding of female soul – taking things way past the obvious hits and girl group numbers, into hard and heavy-stepping territory that we really love! Most of the tunes on the set are completely new to our ears, and there's a great mix of northern and southern funk styles that keeps things super-fresh. Drums crackle, basslines pound, and the gals belt it out loud, clear, and funky on a set of 20 tracks that includes "Tell Me What's Wrong" by Lynn Varnado, "Listen Here" by Valorie Keys, "Know What To Do When You Get It" by The Genies, "Heavy Heavy Hangs My Heart" by Vera Hamilton, "Better Get A Move On" by Louise McCord, "Pounds Of Soul" by Betty Bibbs, "Ooh Wee Baby" by Delilah Moore, "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Staying At Home Like A Woman" by Lynn Varnado, "Hold On This Time" by Fontella Bass, "Mr Fix It" by Thelma Jones, "I'm Glad I Got Over You" by Jeanette Jones, "One Way Street" by Little Ann, and "It's Too Late For Tears" by Rene Bailey. CD

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VariousKent's Cellar Of Soul Vol 3 – 26 Gems From The Halcyon Years Of 60s Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $14.99
Hardly the kind of music you'd want to keep in the basement – as the set's overflowing with classic soul from the 60s – especially the kind of underground nuggets we love so much! If we had to pick a style, we might say that the collection's heavy on Northern Soul rompers from the American indie scene way beyond Detroit – but there's also lots of other tasty flavors on here too, including some special west coast numbers and early funk tracks that really give the whole thing a great sense of variety – while still keeping to the upbeat, lively rhythms that make the set so great! Every track's a winner – and although most of these tracks never charted at the time, most have gone onto win big fame through constant circulation between DJs and collectors over the past few decades. Titles include "Sock It To Em Soul Brother" by Bill Moss, "The Horse" by Cliff Nobles, "Sign On The Dotted Line" by Gene Latter, "Peaches N Cream" by The Ikettes, "Tramp" by Lowell Fulsom, "I'll Never Forget You" by Marke & Chris Jackson, "Take It Baby" by The Showmen, "Ooh Wee Baby I Love You" by Fred Jackson, "Giving Up" by The Ad Libs, "With This Ring" by The Platters, "One Eye Open" by Maskman & The Agents, "Baby Please Come Back Home" by JJ Barnes, "Gotta Give Her Love" by The Volumes, and "Believe In Me Baby (part 1)" by Jesse James & The Dynamic Four. CD

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VariousLooking Good – 75 Femme Mod Soul Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3 CDs .... $28.99
A massive set of female soul – and a great reminder that back in the 60s, it was often the gals who sung with more punch than the guys! Most numbers here are upbeat and grooving – some in a Northern Soul mode, but lots more in styles that go way past the standard groovers you'll find on other sets of this nature – a really rich array of rhythms and vocal harmonies that make the entire package a delight through and through! There's loads of rare tracks on the set – many we've never heard before – and the work seems to feature more groups than solo singers, although the groups often have a soloist out in the lead. The package is great – and features a book on the music too – and the set features 75 titles that include "Run Run" by The Persianettes, "Someone To Treat Me" by The De Vons, "Put Yourself In My Place" by Azie Mortimer, "The Boy I Love" by Renee Medina, "Stuck On You" by Yvonne Carroll & The Roulettes, "So Many Days" by The Vonns, "Looky Looky" by The Yum Yums, "I Stand Accused" by The Glories, and lots lots more! CD

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VariousModlife Crisis – 60s Mod Anthems For The In Crowd ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... $6.99
No crisis here – as the music is plenty darn great – and a wicked assortment of upbeat groovers from the late 60s! Most tracks are uptempo enough to be dubbed Northern Soul, but there's often a gritty undercurrent of R&B too – an extra dose that makes the tunes perfect for that mod sound of London in the 60s – the key crossover of jazz, blues, R&B, and soul that went onto influence countless of musicians in years to come! This heavy-duty collection is filled with 27 vintage soul tracks that play perfectly to that crowd – a brilliant blend of obscurities and classics, with titles that include "Just Ain't No Love" by Barbara Acklin, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, "I Spy" by Jamo Thomas, "Do The Whoopee" by Sugar Pie De Santo, "Every Beat Of My Heart" by The Du-Ettes, "Mercy" by Gene & Al's Spacemen, "My Back Scratcher" by Frank Frost, "Mr Bang Bang Man" by Little Hank, "The Rubaiyats" by Omar Khayyam, "Make Up Your Mind" by Barrett Strong, and "Soul Poppin" by Johnny Johns & The King Casuals. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
R&B singles, but plenty of soul as well – all pulled from that crucial point when the 50s was giving way to the 60s, and the older bluesy styles were changing into the socking soul of the new generation! Some tunes here have a harder groove that echoes the R&B style of the previous decade, but others soar forth in ways that clearly light the fuse for Northern Soul and other styles to come – all served up in a rich batch of rare singles that mixes some classic numbers with more obscure and expensive gems! Titles include "Just A Little Bit" by Tiny Topsy, "Chills & Fever" by Johnny Love, "Sugar In My Tea" by Piney Brown & His Blues Toppers, "Flaming Mamie" by Billy Hambric, "I'm Gonna Leave You Baby" by Willie Wright, "I'm Gonna Whale On You" by Little Arthur Mathews, "Undivided Love" by Eskew Reeder, "Come Here You" by Al Tamms, "Ammerette" by Benny Spellman, and "Honkey Tonk Woman" by Fabulous Playboys. CD

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VariousR&B Singles Collection Vol 2 – Outta Sight Red Hot Rhythm & Blues ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy .... $16.99
Blazing R&B, slightly more simmering soul, and some rollicking wildcard tunes that split the difference – all on this fantastic second volume in the R&B Singles series from Outta Sight! It's a great collection, culled mostly from the fertile early 60s period when the sound was still strongly rooted in mid-to-late 50s rhythm & blues, yet beginning to lay the groundwork for gritty southern soul and tighter Northern Soul sounds to come. A nice mix of legendary names and lesser known stars alike, with 30 great tracks in all: "Feelin' Kind A Lonesome" by Willie J Charles with Lionel Hampton, the eternally amazing "Cry To Me" by Solomon Burke", "Earthquake" by Roy Hamilton, "Come On Baby" by Marie Knight, "The Snake" by Oscar Brown Jr, "How Many More Times" by HB Barnum, "Shake It Up And Go" by John Lee Hooker, "A Three Dollar Bill" by Beverly Ann Gibson, "I See Your Face" by Joe Simon, "Betty Mae" by Rodger Green and more. CD

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VariousSuper Breaks Presents Stax Breaks ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... $9.99
Funky breaks from the Stax Records – the legendary Memphis label that's had as much of an influence on the sound of hip hop as any northern company! The set brings together 19 tracks that are immediately recognizable for their use in modern hip hop – all heavy funk numbers with a solid southern groove – filled to the brim with burning horns, searing guitars, rumbling bass, and heavy funky drums! Tracks on the set have been sampled over the years by the likes of Wu Tang, Brand Nubian, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, and others – but they also stand out equally well as funky tunes on their own, whether or not you've got an ear for who used them later. Great funky southern soul all the way through – with tracks that include "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Black" by The Mar-Keys, "Tramp (inst)" by Otis & Carla Band, "Make This Young Lady Mine" by The Mad Lads, "The Devil Is Dope" by The Dramatics, "In The Hole" by The Bar-Kays, "I'll Play The Blues For You (part 1)" by Albert King, "Soul Girl" by Jeanne & The Darlings, "Itch & Scratch (part 2)" by Rufus Thomas, "Drumbeat" by Jim Ingram, "Crop Dustin" by Steve Cropper, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Memphis Sunrise" by The Bar-Kays, "Girl I Love You" by The Temprees, and "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels. CD

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VariousSweet N Salty Popcorn ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), Early 60s. New Copy .... $13.99
A bit soul, a bit pop, a bit vocal – and a wonderful batch of tunes pulled together in support of the "popcorn" sound of the Belgian scene! The popcorn groove is different than Northern Soul, but shares a similar love of old vinyl – in this case a compelling blend of songs from a range of different sources, almost all of which have a hip stepping rhythm at the bottom, perfect for a different sort of soulful dancefloor! Some cuts showcase well-crafted vocals over the groove, others are instrumental, and the mix of artists here is really unusual – hardly talents you'd expect to hear together on the same collection, until you pop in the CD and dig its wonderful grooves. The package was put together for St Etienne's Croydon Municipal label, and has a feel that's every bit as playful as their imagined "Songs For" series – and titles include "To The One I Love" by Roy Hamilton, "Find Another Girl" by Jerry Butler, "Continental Strut" by Little Iva, "La Tanya" by Jay Abbott, "Some Of Your Lovin" by Johnny Nash, "The Tingle" by Jackie Weaver, "Johnny With The Gentle Hands" by Eartha Kitt, "River In My Blood" by Steve Karmen, "Elephant Walk" by Donald & The Delighters, and "Oh What A Day" by Craig Douglas. CD

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VariousSweet Soul Sounds – Hard To Find 45s On CD ... CD
Eric, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used .... $9.99
A tasty batch of rare soul tunes – many of which are presented in true stereo and original 45 versions! The set's not as "sweet" as the title might imply – as a good measure of tracks on the set come from the Warner/Atlantic catalog of the late 60s and early 70s – and are a mixture of deep, southern, funky, and northern soul styles – all of which are plenty fine with us! Titles include "Somebody's Watching You" and "You're The One" by Little Sister, "Love Land" by Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, "Stand By Your Man" by Candi Staton, "Just One Look" by Doris Troy, "Showdown" by Archie Bell & The Drells, "Part Time Love" by Little Johnny Taylor, "Reconsider Me" by Johnny Adams, "I Wanna Testify" by The Parliaments, "Trapped By A Thing Called Love" by Denise LaSalle, "Cry To Me" by Betty Harris, and "Funky Street" by Arthur Conley. CD

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VariousUK Sue Label Story Vol 4 ... CD
Ace (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy .... $11.99
The 4th volume of work to appear on the UK Sue Records label in the 60s – and quite possibly the most hard-hitting so far! This set follows strongly in the soul-based sound of volume 3 – and includes a range of key singles from American labels Sue, Okeh, Vee Jay, Fire, Enjoy, and Jamie – all issued by Sue UK in England during the mid 60s, with tremendous impact on mod, mainstream, and Northern Soul scenes! But even getting past the origin or issuing label of the music, the set's a really great one – with a hard-edged groove that mixes New York uptown with some more R&B-styled numbers – a great little all-legit collection that's presented with really great notes. Titles include "The Whip" by Alexander Jackson & The Turnkeys, "Warm & Tender Love" by Joe Haywood, "I'm Dedicating My Life" by Danny White, "Goin Home" by Rosco Gordon, "Round Midnight" by Jimmy McGriff, "Lenny Goofed" by The Naturals, "Lost In A Dream" by Buster Brown, "Pork Chops" by The Dorsets, "La De Da I Love You" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "Good Time Tonight" by The Soul Sisters, "So Far Away" by Hank Jacobs, and "Stepping Stone" by The Anglos. CD

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New Terry CallierLife Lessons – The Best Of Terry Callier ... CD
Music Club (UK), 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy 2CD .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A really comprehensive look at the career of Chicago soul genius Terry Callier – and one that captures just about every phase of his career, and not just his famous albums for Chess! There's certainly a few tracks from the Chess/Cadet years here – but the record also features Terry singing 60s Northern Soul, spare traditional folk, upbeat 80s groove, and lots lots more. Titles are pulled from labels that include Prestige, Erect, Premonition, Chess, Verve, and Mr Bongo – and the 2CD set features a whopping 24 tracks that include "Look At Me Now", "I Don't Want To See Myself", "If I Could Make You Change Your Mind", "Big City (live)", "Ordinary Joe (demo)", "Be My Woman", "I'm A Drifter", "Spin Spin Spin", "You Goin Miss Your Candyman", "Midnight Mile", "Jazz My Rhythm & Blues", "Sierra Leone", "Darker Than A Shadow", "Step Into The Light (live)", "People Get Ready (live)", "Can't Catch The Trane (demo)", "Dancing Girl", "Alley Wind Song (demo)", and "Monuments Of Mars". CD

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New Carl CarltonCan't Stop A Man In Love ... LP
Back Beat/ABC, 1973. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Nice raw early material from Carl Carlton – with a good groove that's sort of a mix between northern and deep southern soul. In fact, the production styles differ from track to track – leading us to wonder if the LP's not just a collection of recordings from different sources. But whatever the case, we like the album a lot more than some of Carlton's other work – and it's got some great little cuts like "Did You Mean It?", "Competition Ain't Nothing", "International Playboy", and "You Times Me Plus Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a cutout notch and some wear.)

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New Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseCornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A wonderful album from this enigmatic soul group! Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose were one of a handful of early 70s groups – like Chairmen Of The Board or 100 Proof Aged In Soul – who had a sound that was incredibly hard to peg. There were bits of southern rawness in the vocals, but the overall approach also had plenty of elements of smoother Northern Soul, and wasn't afraid to use strings or uptown arrangements when they were needed. This album's their best, and features 10 tracks written by Eddie Cornelius, plus a great little cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together". Tracks include the sublime easy soul number "Too Late To Turn Back Now", choppy odd groover "Treat Her Like A Lady", and the cuts "Gonna Be Sweet For You", "Let Me Down Easy", and "Lift Your Love Higher". LP, Vinyl record album
(Side 2 has a mark that clicks a bit on track two. Cover has a small sticker on the front and a bit of pen on the back.)

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New Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Blue & green label pressing. Back cover has a name in pen.)
Also available Tribute To Courage ... LP 9.99

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New September Jones/Freddie ButlerVoo Doo Mademoiselle/That's When I Need You ... 7-inch
Pied Piper (UK), Late 60s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Two rare stormers from Detroit! September Jones is a hell of a singer who only cut a handful of sides in the 60s – but she really sounds great here on this massive cut with Pied Piper production! Freddie Butler has a hell of a voice, and he swings a bit more than usual here in a similar Detroit mode – not really Northern Soul, but a great two-step groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Ty KarimWear Your Natural Baby (red vinyl pressing) ... LP
Ace/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wonderful work from Ty Karim – an LA singer from the 60s, just waiting to be rediscovered! Ty might not be the biggest name in California soul, but she's a hell of a great talent here – starting out in the 60s with upbeat Northern Soul groovers – then moving into the 70s with material that's even deeper, and a bit more sophisticated – laidback numbers that really show a maturation in style, and which are filled with wonderful twists and turns! Ty's vocals have a burning quality that's quite surprising, given her kittenish look on the cover – and as the themes get hotter, her singing gets even more righteous – making the whole package a really wonderful journey in soul. And although most of these numbers were issued (or recorded, but unissued) by tiny indie labels, they often have a very full, spacious approach to production – one that's really trying to hit the heights of Detroit or New York at the time. A good number of these cuts weren't issued at the time, and together with the rare singles, they really go a long way towards filling in the gaps in Ty's too-short career on record. Titles include "Lighten Up Baby", "Help Me Get That Feeling Back Again", "Only A Fool", "All At Once", "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight", "Wear Your Natural Baby", and "Don't Make Me Do Wrong". LP, Vinyl record album
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New Mary LoveLay This Burden Down – The Very Best Of Mary Love ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
An amazing journey in soul music – told not just in the music, but in the detailed notes of the set as well! Mary Love is a singer who never broke big, but who cut some wonderful records on the LA scene of the 60s and 70s – a range of work that rivals some of the better-known female soul work from Detroit or Philly at the time! Mary's got a gut-wrenching vocal style that comes through right away – set up initially with these upbeat, uptempo grooves for the set's first half of Modern Records sessions – then holding strong through a batch of material for other labels that include Josie, Elco, Generation, and Modern Disc. Most material here is in a Northern Soul vein, and a few of the later cuts have a more modern soul vibe – all to match the shift in Mary's tragic life, as told in the notes within. Titles include "Joy", "I'm In Your Hands", "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet", "Hey Stoney Face", "Think It Over", "Move A Little Closer", "Is That You", "Talkin About My Man", "There's Someone For Me", and "Power Of Your Love". CD

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New MetrosSweetest One ... CD
RCA/Dusty Groove, 1967. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest Northern Soul albums ever – completely great all the way through, and filled with songs that have been burning up dancefloors for years! The vocals are incredible – soaring harmonies that hold together perfectly, even when the grooves are hard and heavy – and the instrumentation is great too – handled by the Pied Piper team, who were kind of a Motown offshoot that featured Jack Ashford on vibes and percussion, Dave Hamilton and Ray Monette on guitar, and Joe Hunter on piano. Hunter and Ashford handled the arrangements – with a pitch-perfect sound that's completely sublime – sweet and grooving at the same time, and put together with the same kind of care you'd find at Motown – but with all the harder-edge qualities that always made indie work from Detroit so great. Every cut is a winner, and the set is the only full album ever done by the group – with cuts that include "Egyptian Love", "Till The End Of Time", "Since I Found My Baby", "Sweetest One", "Unlucky Sun", "I'll Never Forget You", "Do The Pied Piper", and "I'm With You All The Way". Great reissue – fully remastered from the original tapes – with new liner notes too! CD
Also available Sweetest One ... CD 7.99

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New O'JaysComin' Through ... LP
Imperial, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great early work by The O'Jays – with a much different sound than their later work on Philly International! The cuts are quite hard-edged, with a mixture of Northern Soul grooves and mellower uptown styles – and the album's got a split set of arrangements, both of which work well for the group. Side one features Nick DeCaro working with the group, doing some surprisingly great soul work (most of his 60s recordings were with easy and pop singers) on tracks like "Lipstick Traces", "Let It All Out", "Think It Over Baby", and "Whip It On Me Baby". Side two's just as great, with some killer work by the great HB Barnum – on classics like "Lonely Drifter", "Stand Tall", and "Time Is On My Side". Excellent stuff – with a really hard sound, and the kind of rare no-filler 60s soul album that's not always that easy to come by! LP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing – in great shape!)

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New Wendy ReneAfter Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... LP
Stax/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Massive soul from Wendy Rene – one of the lesser-known talents from the Stax Records scene of the 60s, and an artist who's finally getting her due! We're not sure why Wendy never hit bigger at the time – because her singles here are wonderful – excellent female soul that not only ranks with the best of the Stax sound of the time, but which also challenges the bite of some of the best Motown music too – thanks to a particularly northern groove on some of the best cuts here! In fact, it may well be this style – often closer to Detroit soul than the usual Memphis bag at Stax – that might have held Wendy back. But that's hardly an issue all these many years later – and our hat's off to the folks at Light In The Attic for not only bringing together her rare singles, but also collecting unreleased songs, other rarities, and even material performed with the group The Drapels – all recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, and supported by some great notes too. Titles include "Bar B Q", "I Wish I Were That Girl", "What Will Tomorrow Bring", "Last Love", "Crowded Park", "Give You What I Got", "Deep In My Heart", "Wondering", "First Kiss", "Reap What You Sow", "After Laughter Comes Tears", and "He Hasn't Failed Me Yet". LP, Vinyl record album

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New Little RichieJust Another Heartache/One Bo-Dillion Years ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue).... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Not Little Richard, but Little Richie – a heck of a great soul singer, and one who works with this great blend of the rough and smooth in his vocals! "Just Another Heartache" is a romper with a nice southern soul undercurrent – but more than enough upbeat energy to groove like a Northern tune too! "One Bo-Dillion" is a stone winner too – a bit more like a Detroit stomper at the start, but inflected in a great way by Ritchie's vocals. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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New Larry SaundersStranger ... CD
Sound Of Soul, Early 70s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A lost treasure of 70s soul – the only full album ever recorded by Larry Saunders, an incredible singer whose style was equally perched between northern mellow and deep southern soul! The album was recorded at Muscle Shoals back in the glory days, but it's also got production touches that make many tracks feel like they came from farther north – in the manner of classic Philly or New Jersey soul from the time. The whole thing's great – the kind of rare honest testament of soul that rarely comes out this perfectly – and tracks include "You Beat Me Baby", "Fly Away Love Bird", "This Is My Prayer", and "All My Friends Call Me a Fool". CD
(Out of print.)

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New Edwin StarrAgent Double O Soul (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A Northern Soul classic – and one of Edwin's greatest cuts ever! The tune's got a hip, high stepping dancefloor beat, with lyrics by Edwin that are really cool, a soul take on James Bond, with a lot of twists and turns in the lyrics that are nice and clever, and which give the track a mod appeal that still holds true today! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Labels have a name in pen.)

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New VibrationsNew Vibrations ... LP
Okeh, 1966. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Killer Okeh soul by this great group from the 60s! The record covers both sides of The Vibrations' bag – from mellow moody vocal group standards, to uptempo groovers – of the sort that have always made the group a favorite with the Northern Soul scene! The album's a nice departure from the group's earlier work, as it shows them really locking in some great harmonies on the mellower cuts – but still able to really let loose when they want to! Titles include great versions of the cuts "Secret Love" and "Everybody Loves A Lover" – plus the tracks "Soul A Go Go", "Gonna Get Along Without You Now", "Forgive & Forget", and "For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original purple label pressing. Cover has some wear, light stains, a split top seam, a small peeled mark on the back, and a couple of small rips at the opening.)

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New Jr Walker & The All StarsWhat Does It Take To Win Your Love ... LP
SOUL, 1969. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard honking sax from Jr and crew – wailing away in the uptempo northern mode that always made them a bit hit on the dancefloor. The LP includes their big single "What Does It Take To Win Your Love", plus strong originals like "Sweet Soul", "Ame Cherie (Soul Darling)", and "Hot Cha" – plus the usual round of groovy covers. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has some edge wear.)

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New James WellsMy Claim To Fame ... CD
AVI, 1978. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The first album from Chicago soul singer James Wells – an artist with vocals that often run much deeper than some of his disco contemporaries at the time, and which really get a showcase here on some of the longer songs! There's often a lot of disco at the start of the records – long tunes that build the rhythms slowly, then layer in other elements before the vocals – but when James emerges on vocals, things really take off – and the singer is very well suited to the more upbeat backgrounds. Ian Levine – of UK Northern Soul fame – wrote and arranged the set – and titles include "I Guess That's Life", "True Love Is My Destiny", and "That's The Way The Wind Blows". CD

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New VariousAcross The Board Vol 1 – 21 Super Rare Super Quality Soul 45s From The 60s & 70s ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the greatest sets we've seen from Goldmine in a long time – an excellent collection that really spans a variety of different soul styles, and which more than lives up to its "across the board" title! The mode here moves way past the standard Northern Soul of other Goldmine sets – into a realm that also includes sweet soul, modern soul, and mellow soul – with many great numbers from the 70s that have a warm, full approach to their sound. There's also a fair bit of obscure Chicago soul tunes on the set – making it especially appealing to our ears – and titles include "Ain't Going Back To That" by Carl Stewart, "I'll Be Your Champion" by Tony Hestor, "I Need Your Lovin" by Gene Redding, "The Sweetest Thing" by Channel 3, "Love Stormy Weather" by Melvin Brown & James Matthews, "I Thought You Were Mine" by Natural Four, "These Memories" by Almeta Lattimore, "Let Me Come Back" by Walter Jackson, "Suddenly" by Tony Drake, and "Funny Money" by Wilson Love. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousAcross The Board Vol 2 ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
This second volume in the Across The Board series is a bit less "across the board" than the first – but it's still got plenty of great tunes to offer! The sound here is much more in the late 60s Goldmine mode – a mix of Northern Soul tunes and sweeter numbers – including some great male vocal tracks that we like quite a lot, and which often have the lead singer supported by some deeper harmonies. Titles include "I Don't Need No Fortune Teller" by Ad-Libs, "Say You'll Be Mine" by Rosebuds, "Sweet Sweet Kisses" by Larry Wright, "Pitfall" by Billy Sha-rae, "Hole In The Wall" by JJ Barnes, "I Found A New Love" by Clarence Townsend, "Your Love Has Got Me Down" by Blenders, "Along The Beach" by Village Choir, "Lost Love" by Grand Prixs, and "Once Dance" by Classics. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousCarnival Of Soul Vol 2 – Feelin' Good ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Second great volume in a series compiling rare tracks from the original home of The Manhattans, Carnival Records. There's one or two heavenly soul cuts by that group in their prime, and there's also nearly two dozen other fab tracks by other great groups on the label. Titles include "I Found You" by The Metrics, "I'm Just A Young Boy" by Phil Terrell, "So In Love" by Barbara Brown, "Need Someone To Love" by Norma Jenkins, "Little Miss Soul" by The Lovettes, "That's What Love Will Do" by The Symphonies, "Please Come Back" by Harry Caldwell, "Lost Love" by Lee Williams & The Cymbals, "I Don't Have To Cry" by The Topics, and "Love Is Breaking Out All Over" by The Manhattans. 24 cuts in all – and very soulful, with a good mix of Northern-y tracks and sweet east coast ballads! CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousCream Of Crossover Vol 1 ... CD
Soul Kitchen (Belgium), 1970s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great selection of tunes – from a genre you might not know! In the parlance of UK soul fans, "crossover" refers to older soul tracks that have a sound that pushes past the standard style of the Northern soul groove – to include cuts that move into mellow 70s soul, sweet harmony tracks, and even a few numbers with some nice funky undertones. The result is a sound that we can wholeheartedly endorse – filled in influences from our favorite sides of the east coast and Chicago scenes of the early 70s, summed up perfectly in this set of 25 tracks that includes "Still A Part Of Me" by The Minits, "I'm Not Responsible" by Alex Brown, "The Best Girl I Ever Had" by Gene Dozier, "To Get Your Love" by Soulful Illusion, "The Look On Your Face" by James Phelps, "Trying To Get To You" by Imperial Wonders, "Echoes From The Past" by Hot Sauce, "I Just Love You" by Belita Woods, "It's A New Day" by The Sensations, and "This Life's About To Get Me Down" by Weapons Of Peace. CD
(Out of print.)

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New VariousFunky Funky Detroit – Rare & Unreleased Motorcity Funk & Soul ... CD
Funky Delicacies/Tuff City, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Detroit finally gets its funky due – stepping out from the shadows cast by endless Motown and Northern Soul compilations, and fixing its funky wagon to a great batch of rare indie groovers! The package brings together some real gems from labels that have barely, if ever, been reissued in the past – Sport, Big Hit, and Northern – and features tunes that run in vintage from the late 60s through the mid 70s. There's a really fierce funky 45 sort of feel going on here – with lots of deep deep bass on the best cuts, plenty of snapping drums, and vocals that have lots of raw and rough southern-styled touches! The set's got 17 tracks in all – with titles that include "Party On 4th Street" and "Mama Didn't Lie" by Black Nasty, "Going To Get It" by Calvin Williams, "Don't Leave Me To Be Lonely" by The Dramatics, "Funky Soul" by Dynamic Walton Brothers, "You Better Get Yourself Together" by Timmy Shaw & Chuck Holiday, "Keep On Stepping" by Black Nasty, "Bit Off More" by Lynn Day, and "Uncle Tom" by Herbie Thompson. CD

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New VariousKent 30 – Best Of Kent Northern 1982 to 2012 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A sweet celebration of 30 years of Kent Records – a longtime home to rare soul from the 60s and 70s, with killer collections like these! The set is way more than a rehash of the label's work from the past three decades – as it also features a big number of previously unreleased tunes too, making the package essential to any longtime fan of the label – as well as any lover of 60s soul in general! All tunes are as upbeat and groovy as you'd expect from the Northern Soul reference in the title – and the whole thing's a smoking reminder of why we've trusted Kent with our record-buying dollars for so many years. Titles include "You Only Live Twice (orig take)" by Lorraine Chandler, "Faith & Understanding (alt mix)" by The Magicians, "What Should I Do (alt mix)" by Little Ann, "I'd Be A Millionaire" by Chuck Jackson, " Two Wrongs Don't Make A Right" by The Mayberry Movement, "True Love Is In The Heart" by Alexander Patton, "Changes" by Lilly Fields, "I'm Shooting High (alt mix)" by OC Tolbert, "I'm Stepping Out Of The Picture" by Johnny Maestro & The Crests, "Handwriting On The Wall" by Bobby Wisdom, "Baby Without You" by Gene & Gary, and "Have Faith In Me" by Sugar & The Spices. CD

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New VariousLost Soul Treasures Vol 1 ... CD
Sounds Of Soul, 1960s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A killer selection of rare soul singles – with a mixture of Northern Soul gems and some of the harder groovers that US collectors have gone for for years! Finding this one's like finding a box full of rare singles that somebody left behind at a DJ gig or an oldies radio show – so snatch it up, because it's filled with great cuts like "Michael" by The CODs, "Gonna Send You Back To Georgia" by Timmy Shaw, "Sad Girl" by Jay Wiggins, "Hungry For Love" by San Remo Golden Strings, "Here's A Heart" by The Diplomats, "Steal Away" by Jimmy Hughes, "The Real Thing" by Tina Britt, "No Time For You" by The Commands, "Love-it-is" by Harvey Scales, "The Love Of My Man" by Theola Kilgore, "Poor Unfortunate Me" by JJ Barnes, "Do The 45" by The Sharpees, "Let's Get A Thing Goin" by Don Gardner, "Any Other Way" by Little Jackie Shane, and "Ain't Nothing But A House Party" by The Showstoppers. 27 tracks in all! CD
(Out of print. Note: CD appears to have been mastered from vinyl sources – and although printed professionally, it's a bit low-budget in terms of the packaging. CD may not play well on all players.)

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New VariousRare Soul Harmony Of The 60's – The Sweeter Side ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s/1998. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff! The folks at Goldmine always do a great job with their comps when they move away from the northern soul genre, and this one is no exception. The set compiles a stunning batch of 25 rare soul harmony tracks from the 60's, and they're all by obscure groups who only recorded 45s for independent labels. The quality of material is excellent, and if you like group soul sounds, this compilation is a must! All tracks are mellow, soulful, and beautiful – and titles include "I Need Your Love" by The Chandlers, "Did I Make A Mistake" by The Revlons, "How Was Your Weekend" by Bobby Mac, "You've Been Gone So Long" by The Tomangoes, "You Should Have Told Me" by The New Yorkers, "You Are" by The Executive Four, "I Want You To Be My Baby" by The Sound Masters, and lots lots more! Nice package, with dates for all the tracks, too. CD

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New VariousSoul Of The 60s Volume 1 – Calla Records ... CD
Calla/AVI, Late 60s. Used .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
One of the only few compilations we've ever seen of work on the excellent Calla label – a strong New York imprint that had a good talent for uptempo Northern Soul, as well as heartbreaking uptown ballads. The set features many of Calla's best singles – and features 24 tracks that run the gamut of the label's work. Titles include "Just A Little Bit" by Roscoe Gordon, "But It's All Right" by JJ Jackson, "Let Me Down Easy" by Betty Lavette, "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby" by Billy Mitchell, "Try Me & See" by Jean Wells, "Love Power" by The Sandpebbles, "I Dig Girls" by JJ Jackson, "If You Ask Me" by Little Jerry Williams, "Prove It" by Mary Wheeler, "Spinnin Top" by The Orlons, and "Love Won't Wear Off" by JR Bailey. CD
(Out of print, punch through barcode.)

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New VariousWorld Needs Changing – Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967 to 1976 ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy .... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The world needs changing – and plenty of these tunes may well do it – thanks to infectious grooves and some very righteous message-oriented lyrics! The set's a great document of the positive, progressive energy going down in soul music during the heady days of the late 60s and early 70s – a time when the country was changing heavily, and the music was as well – moving into new styles, themes, and ideas – expressed here by a hip batch of cats who were working on some of the best indie labels of the underground! This set offers up a great mix of cool cuts from a variety of sources – a few gems from the Flying Dutchman label, some other obscure 45s, and even a few southern soul numbers that fit surprisingly well with the northern vibe of most of these numbers. Titles include "Walk Tall" by Esther Marrow, "Get Ready/Uptight" by Little Eva Harris, "All Power To The People (part 1)" by Joe Savage & The Soul People, "Soul Patrol" by The Original Soul Patrol, "Do It (inst)" by Johnny Griffith, "The World Needs Changin" by Hank Jacobs & Don Malone, "Sea Saw Affair" by Cesar 830, "Love Tones" by Melvin Sparks, "That's The Way It Goes" by Elaine Armstrong, "This Is The Me Me" by Brenda Jones with Groove Holmes, "Sissy Strut N American Woman" by The Willard Posey Reunion, and "Rudypoot" by Huck & The Soul Patrol. CD

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New BellerucheTurntable Soul Music ... LP
Tru Thoughts (UK), 2007. Used .... Out Of Stock
The title's plenty right on this one – because Belleruche make some really great soul music out of bits and beats assembled from turntables and guitar! The work here has a fresh, sharp-edged feel throughout – very much in the best spirit of some of Belleruche's labelmates at Tru Thoughts – especially given the raspy, Alice Russell-styled vocals on most of the album's tracks! And if you're worried about the "turntable" in the title, don't be – because the use of the element here is very spare, simple, and straightforward – never too tricked-up or DJ experimentalist – just a way of bringing in some older grooves with a really classic sense of warmth and soul. Titles include "Minor Swing", "Reflection", "Northern Girls", "Balance", "Bird Mess", "The Itch", "Alice", and "It'll Come". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a bit of light wear.)

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New Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy .... Out Of Stock
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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