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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
A wicked little collection of rare soul singles – all hand-picked by Andy "The Document" Smith, with an equal focus on Northern dancefloor numbers and harder funkier tracks! The set's a nice contrast to other collections on the market, because Andy's coming at the music from a different direction – one that's a bit less concerned with the tracks' presence (or non-presence) on the UK scene, and which is more focused on the overall sound and grooves of the tunes! The 2LP set features the unmixed versions of all the 25 tunes used in the CD mix version – and titles include "Baby Without You" by Danny Monday, "Talkin About My Baby" by Dottie & Millie, "The New Breed" by Jimmy Holiday, "He's Alright With Me" by The Mirettes, "That's Enough" by Roscoe Robinson, "On Top Of The World" by SOUL, "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels, "Shotgun & The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "My Little Girl" by Bob & Earl Band, "Cigarette Ashes" by Jimmy Conwell, "Mine Exclusively" by The Olympics, and "Reach Out I'll Be There" by Lee Moses. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousDJ Andy Smith's Jam Up Twist USA – R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul, & Sleazy Shakers ... CD
Cultures Of Soul, Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 15.98
A great US take on the Jam Up Twist sound of DJ Andy Smith – the groove he explored on a previous compilation in the UK – now served up here in a different lineup for the states! The music is a mad mix of R&B, jump blues, rockabilly, and other raw sounds from the tail end of the 50s – very much like the sort of territory that Keb Darge has explored on his excellent sets with Little Edith – and the kind of sounds that go way way beyond well-known hits from the period! Smith digs very deep in the crates, and gets some help with selections from Deano Sounds as well – on this smoking set that includes "Honey Child" by Johnny Williams, "What's My Chances" by Chuck Flamingo, "Thanks Mr Postman" by Bobby King, "Lonesome Shack" by Ernie Washington, "Doing All Right" by Eddie Cash, "Swingin & Surfin" by Les Brown Jr, "Ever Again" by Gene Woodbury, "High School Caesar" by Reggie Perkins, "Monkey's Uncle" by Ray Sharpe, and "Pack Shack & Stack" by Billy Nelson. CD

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VariousEssential 60s Northern Soul – Dancefloor Classics Vol 1 ... CD
Deep Beats (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $8.99
Loads of great rare soul cuts – 23 tracks, with work by Billy Harner, Barbara Acklin, The Javells, Stella Starr, Frankie Crocker, Van McCoy, Fred Hughes, Johnny Jones, Gene Chandler, Lou Courtney, Jason Knight, Father's Angels, PP Arnold, and Kenny Bernard! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousEssential Northern Soul Story ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
Goldmine's 25 track sampler of the northern soul genre, with a great batch of cuts that were essential in shaping the UK northern soul scene. Tracks include "No One Else Can Take Your Place" by The Inspirations, "Because of My Heart" by Frankie Beverly and The Butlers, "I Don't Want To Lose You" by The Bell Boys, "I'm Not Strong Enough" by Four Perfections, "Strange Change" by Herb Ward, "She's Wanted" by Larry Clinton, "If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life" by Dena Barnes, "You Don't Love Me" by Epitome of Sound, and "Sitting In My Class" by Ronnie McNeir. There's also a rare track by Little Jimmy Scott called "It Rained 40 Days and 40 Nights". CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousGroovesville Sound Archive – Legendary Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s/1997. Used ... $16.99
Second volume of deep Detroit soul grooves from the monster label that should have pushed Motown off the map. Darrell Banks is on here, as are Steve Mancha, Pat Lewis, The Deonairs, Melvin Davis, and even an early version of The O'Jays. More great soul, put together by one of the best reissuing companies in the business. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousKing Northern Soul ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Excellent rare soul from King Records – and almost none of it reissued since it was originally on 45s! King is more famously known as the home of James Brown during the 60s – but this set shows what a wealth of great work was going on at the label at the same time, and even though we've been digging for records for years, we have to admit that we've really never seen most of these singles. Some of the tracks are funky, some are smoother and more uptown, and the bulk of the material is appealing to any fan of 60s northern soul. Titles include "Try Me For Your New Love" by Junior McCants, "Why Am I Crying" by Shirley Wahls, "Baby You've Got Me" by The Emeralds, "I Won't Have It" by The King Pins, "Prove It" by Pat Lundy, "Never Find A Love Like Mine" by The Brownettes, "You Got Me Diggin You" by Roosevelt Matthews & The Upsetters, "Bing Bong Goes My Heart" by The Determinations, "I Enjoy Being Loved By You" by The Fabulous Denos, "These Tears" by Mary Johnson, "Why, Why, Why" by Mill Evans, "I'm Slowly Molding" by Cody Black, and "Saving My Love For My Baby" by Marva Whitney. CD

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VariousNorthern & Rare Soul Collector – Together For The First Time – Originally Unreleased ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
A stunning set of rare soul from the glory days of the Northern Soul years – and even more amazing because none of these tunes were ever issued at the time! Yet these aren't second-hand cuts that have lain in the vaults, nor the dregs of good recording sessions – and instead, these are killer tracks that finally saw the light of day on various reissues over the decades – years after their conception, but with enough space to have gotten them plenty of spins on later generations of Northern Soul dancefloors. The work is all wonderful – really top-shelf material that's right up there with Detroit or Philly classics – often recorded by artists you'll know from other great singles too. Titles include "Push A Little Harder" by The Metros, "Honey Please Stay" by United Four, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Lonnie Youngblood, "I Wish You The World Of Happiness" by Shirley Turner, "I'm Not Afraid" by Sharon Scott, "You Only Live Twice" by Lorraine Chandler, "The Magic Touch" by Melba Moore, "It's Torture" by Maxine Brown, "Ooh It Hurts Me" by The Cavaliers, and "Hey Girl" by Porgy & The Monarchs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousNorthern Monsters – 24 Of The Biggest Sounds Ever on The Northern Soul Scene From Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
They're not kidding about the "monsters" in the title here – as the CD is easily one of the best Northern Soul collections we've heard in years – filled with all-great tracks that really live up to the promise on the cover! The music is excellent, the sound quality great, and most of the tracks here are under-compiled gems that sparkle together beautifully in the company of this top-shelf collection – an great batch of all-winners that is one of the best illustrations of the Northern sound at its best we could ever hope to find! Ace provides full notes on each track – as well as label scans too – and the whole thing's a very welcome antidote to some of the shabbier Northern Soul collections on the market. Titles include "Too Darn Soulful" by Morris Chestnut, "Lighten Up Baby" by Ty Karim, "Nobody But You" by The Wooden Nickels, "You Hit Me" by Alice Clark, "If The Shoe Fits" by Lou Courtney, "I'm Gonna Love You A Long Long Time" by Patti & The Emblems, "Time's A Wasting" by The Fuller Brothers, "The Joker" by Milestones & Littler Leroy, "I'll Be There" by The Gems, "Just Ask Me" by Lenis Guess, "Stronger Than Her Love" by The Flirtations, "Don't Pretend" by The Belles, "We Must Be Doin Something Right" by Joan Moody, and "Wash & Wear Love" by Lynn Varnado. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul – Keep The Faith – 61 Allniter Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A mighty nice collection of Northern Soul gems – all pulled from the vaults of Columbia, CBS, Epic, Okeh, RCA, and related labels – and stuffed together in a package that's a hell of a bargain for all these rare tracks! And when we say "stuffed", we don't mean that the tracks are crammed thoughtlessly together – because there's a really wonderful sense of timing to the whole thing – a groove that starts out strong, and keeps going long! There's also a nicely updated feel to the selections, too – lots of tracks you wouldn't have found on a 60s soul collection 20 years back – partly because the cuts have only been uncovered in recent years, or because they fit well into the ever-evolving understanding of Northern Soul. 61 tracks in all – and titles include "Paris Blues" by Tony Middleton, "Temptation Is Calling My Name" by Lee David, "Moonlight Music & You" by Laura Greene, "I'm Not Ready" by Ujima, "Everybody's Going To The Love-In" by Bob Brady & The Con-Chords, "I'll Always Need You" by Dean Courtney, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Nancy Ames, "He's Coming Home" by Beverly Ann, "I Still Love You" by Seven Souls, and "Born A Loser" by Don Ray. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection – The Ultimate Northern Soul Anthems (3CD set) ... CD
Warner (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3CD ... $11.99
Maybe not the ultimate Northern Soul collection – you'd need a room full of CDs for that – but a pretty wonderful collection of upbeat 60s soul groovers pulled from the vaults of Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records! The 3CD set features a whopping 85 tracks in all – and most of them are rare cuts, even the ones by some of the bigger names – so that the whole thing really goes way past the obvious, and delivers surprise after surprise over the course of the long listening if has to offer! There's plenty of soul nuggets here that we haven't seen elsewhere on CD – and titles include "A Last Minute Miracle" by Linda Jones, "Baby Help Me" by Percy Sledge, "Call On Me" by The Dynells, "Walkin Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "After Closing Time" by Hal Frazier, "This Beautiful Day" by Levi Jackson, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "Seven Days Too Long" by Chuck Wood, "Dance Dance Dance" by The Casualeers, "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man" by Ila Vann, "Skiing In The Snow" by The Invitations, "Teardrops Are Falling" by Little Natalie & Henry, "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene, "Yes To The Lord" by The Stovall Sisters, "Change My Darkness Into Light" by The Flirtations, "It Hurts Me" by David & Ruben, "Livin In Love" by Sheila Anthony, "Please Operator" by Tony & Tyrone, and "Tell Me Why" by Life". CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Dreams ... CD
Essential, Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Quite an unusual set of Northern Soul material – as the set moves past the iconic sounds of cities like Detroit or Chicago, the usual hotbeds for the music – and widens the scope to pull together tracks that might have been missed otherwise – from indie producers like Dee Erwin, Ed Townshend, Fred Bridges, George Kerr, and Paul Kyser! These cats all have plenty of experience in the studio – and may be better-known for work from earlier or (mostly) later years – but are here represented by some great obscure cuts they recorded in a variety of settings – music that may not carry the club history or label imprint of other Northern Soul collections, but which definitely lives up to the groove at a musical level. Titles include "I Know That He Loves Me" by Theola Kilgore, "Summer's Gone" by Eddie Day & The Nitetimers, "The Airplane Song (inst)" by George Kerr, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, "My Ship Is Coming In" by The Pace Setters, "A Dream" by Roy Butler, "Be Happy" by Sugar Pie DeSanto, "Bottomless Pit" by Chuck & The Daylighters, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "What Happened To Yesterday" by Al Scott, "Wonderful Night" by Candace Love, "Footsteps" by The Creations, "Where Have You Been" by The Whispers, "Accidental Love" by Roy Handy, "I Can't Turn You Loose" by Jimmy Chandler, and "Wrong Wrong Wrong" by Ray & Dave. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Of LA Vol 2 ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $19.99
Goldmine's second batch of rare L.A. singles from the late 60's and early 70's, with loads of singles on rare labels that you'll never find (not even at Dusty Groove!) Includes "I'm A Bashful Guy" by The Groovers, "Love Shop" by Tate, "Girl, You're So Fine" by Bobby Angelle, "I Can't Treat Her Bad" by Those Two, "Pyramid" by Soul Bros Inc, "Ain't Gonna Move" by Johnny Guitar Watson, "Lost" by The Darlettes, "Sleepless Nights" by Paris, "My Faith In You Is All Gone" by James Dockery, "Shy Guy" by Bobby Mac, and lots lots more. 27 cuts in all. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Satisfaction ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $16.99
A tasty batch of work from Goldmine – Northern, but with a deeper soul edge than usual! The set features loads of lost classics – including "Let's Talk It Over" by Spencer Wiggins, "I Don't Wanna Get Away From Your Love" by Yvonne Daniels, "My First Lonely Night" by Jewel Akins, "King For A Day" by Stewart Ames, "I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face" by The Monticellos, "The Iceman" by Billy Watkins, "I'm Gonna Hurt You" by The Lost Soul, and "These Things Will Keep Me Loving You" by The Blue Sharks. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousNorthern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... CD
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 12.98
Socking soul from the 60s and early 70s – brought together here in a mighty tribute to the lasting power of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Other volumes of this collection have focused on sounds that played big in British clubs in the early days of the scene – but this set showcases cuts that have gotten a lot of play in more recent years – including some that weren't even discovered back in the day, and have taken years to finally get their due from soul fans! The groove is upbeat – with a vibe that begins in Motown, but soon takes off into all of the great new territory the scene has embraced over the years – including some strands of deep soul that are especially welcome here. Titles include "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sidney Barnes, "You'll Always Be In Style" by The Adlibs, "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, "I Still Love You" by Ann Sexton, "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Under Your Powerful Love" by Joe Tex, "I'm A Big Man" by Big Daddy Rogers, "Better" by Ruby Winters, and "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" by The Ringleaders. Great CD package – a book-styled cover, with lots of notes and rare label shots! CD
Also available Northern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... LP 14.99

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VariousNorthern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... LP
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 21.98
Socking soul from the 60s and early 70s – brought together here in a mighty tribute to the lasting power of the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Other volumes of this collection have focused on sounds that played big in British clubs in the early days of the scene – but this set showcases cuts that have gotten a lot of play in more recent years – including some that weren't even discovered back in the day, and have taken years to finally get their due from soul fans! The groove is upbeat – with a vibe that begins in Motown, but soon takes off into all of the great new territory the scene has embraced over the years – including some strands of deep soul that are especially welcome here. Titles include "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sidney Barnes, "You'll Always Be In Style" by The Adlibs, "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, "I Still Love You" by Ann Sexton, "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Baby" by Ellie Greenwich, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Under Your Powerful Love" by Joe Tex, "I'm A Big Man" by Big Daddy Rogers, "Better" by Ruby Winters, and "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" by The Ringleaders. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Northern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... CD 11.99

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
The "classiest" tag in the title might be a bit misleading – as these tunes are down and dirty Northern soul, not some toneyed-up work for the country club set – but they're all united by a strong approach to their work, and a sense of professionalism that really makes the tracks sparkle, even though most of them are quite obscure! In fact, a number of tunes on the set were only recently unearthed by the folks at Ace while going through tapes to prepare other reissues – collected here together as a rich representation of the untapped genius that lies in the vaults of many 60s soul labels. There's a total of 24 tunes on the CD – and titles include "Yes I'm In Love" by Unique Blend, "Why Would You Blow It" by Claude Huey, "I've Got To Keep Movin" by Charles Lamonte & The Extremes, "Strange Neighbors" by The Imaginations, "I Wouldn't Change A Thing About You" by Johnny Wyatt, "Raining Teardrops" by The Rockmasters, "Cards On The Table" by The Diplomats, "Tell Me Baby" by Karmello Brooks, "Ain't No Danger" by Clifford Curry, and "This Love That I'm Giving You" by The Joytones. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Classy, but never snoozy – as the set's got a top-shelf assortment of Northern Soul dancefloor numbers all the way through! As with the first volume, this batch of tunes is a really well-done collection – one that gets way past all the dodgy compilations and Northern Soul bootlegs on the market, and which features some incredibly rare tunes and previously unissued numbers – all hand-picked for the set by Ace/Kent's in-house soul maestro Ady Croasdell! A few of the names on the collection are familiar ones, but they're represented here by numbers that we'd never heard before – and the bulk of the CD features tunes by artists that are even lesser-known, even to fans of the genre. 24 tracks in all, with notes on every tune by Ady – and titles that include "I Finally Got Wise" by Billy Keen, "It Ain't' What I Do" by Peggy Paxton, "Faith & Understanding" by The Magicians, "Two Lovers" by The Voice Masters, "I'm Waiting" by Bill Bush, "I Can't Speak" by Jimmy Bo Horne, "How I Need Your Love" by The Extremes, "Just A Bad Thing" by Janice Christian, "Dining In Chinatown" by Jennifer Wells, "You Got What You Want" by The Angels, "Would You Believe" by William Hunt, "Sea Shells" by The Charmells, "She Could Love Me" by The Athens Rogues, and "Jerk Baby Jerk" by Carl Burnett & The Hustlers. CD

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✨✧ VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 1 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $10.99 18.99
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this first volume include "You're Gonna Make Me love You" by Sandi Shelton, "I'm Coming To Your Rescue" by the Triumphs, "I Still Love You" by the Seven Souls, "Bring It Back Home" by the Chymes, "Somebody's Always Trying" by Ted Taylor, "You Don't Want Me No More" by Major Lance, "This Heart Of Mine" by The Artistics, "So Glad Your Love Don't Change" by The Little Foxes, "He Who Picks A Rose" by The Carstairs, "I'm So Afraid" by The Opals, "A Quitter Never Wins" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, and "I Can Do It" by the Autographs. CD

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VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 2 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this second volume include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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VariousPied Piper – The Pinnacle Of Detroit Northern Soul ... LP
Pied Piper/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
Stunning soul from the Detroit underground of the late 60s – a treasure trove of gems that literally grew up in the shadows of Motown – given that the work here was spearheaded by the Pied Piper Productions team of Jack Ashford, Mike Terry, Joe Hunter and Herbie Williams of the legendary Funk Brothers! There's a tighter, more energetic vibe to the material than on some of the more grandly soaring sounds of Detroit's bigger hits of the time – and we really love the unfussy, driving soul essence at play here – a gritty, groovy, and really hard-burning sound that makes just about every number here a gem – and a real change, if you only know the bigger hits from Motown! The track selection is wonderful – and even includes a number of never-issued tracks from the time, plus singles issued on Kapp and some smaller labels too. Titles include "Just Can't Leave You" by Tony Hester, "I Can't Hold On" by Lorraine Chandler, "We Go Together (alt with rap intro)" by The Cavaliers, "Voo Doo Madamoiselle" by September Jones, "More Than A Memory" by Nancy Wilcox, "That's When I Need You" by Freddy Butler, "This Heart Is Lonely" by Rose Batiste, "I'm Not Built That Way" by The Hesitations, You Only Live Twice (original take)" by Lorrane Chandler, "Ooh It Hurts Me" by The Cavaliers, and "Set My Herat At Ease" by Mikki Farrow. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousShrine – The Rarest Soul Label Ever ... CD
Shrine/Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A seminal collection of rare soul from Ace/Kent Records – and one that virtually set the standard for all the countless obscure soul collections that have followed over the years! Back when Kent issued this one, folks had barely started to scratch past the surface for vintage soul – mostly going after well-spun singles on the Northern scene, or familiar cuts for east coast collectors – so unleashing work of a very obscure label like this was (and still is) something of a landmark – and makes for the kind of collection we can still dig all these many years later. Shrine hailed from the DC scene of the 60s – which hardly ever gets any play in the soul history books next to Detroit, Chicago, and Philly – and most of these cuts have a very hard Northern Soul vibe – nice and gritty, with excellent vocals to match. Titles include "Fall Guy" by The Cautions, "My Only Love" by The Counts, "Don't Let Him Hurt You" by Les Chansonettes, "Stop Overlooking Me" by The Cairos, "Guess Who Loves You" by Eddie Dave & The 4 Bars, "Let Me Walk Away" by Tippie & The Wisemen, "The Weekend" by Sidney Hall, and "I Know About Her" by The DC Blossoms. CD

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Various6T's Rhythm N' Soul Society – In The Beginning ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Mod jazz and socking soul – a wicked little collection of 60s groovers, put together by the folks at London's 6T's Rhythm & Soul Society! The sound here is quite different than that of compilations by UK Northern Soul clubs and DJs – with an overall groove that's rougher, deeper, and more open to tracks from a variety of different genres. If we had to come up with our own tag, we'd almost call the sound here "early mod" – that keen British appreciation of all things American soul and R&B, but in the years before that love of the music had become too easily stereotyped. But whatever the genre, the set's a really great one – with a sweet Soul Cargo sort of groove that's presented with high fidelity and great notes on the club and its music! Titles include "Two Stupid Feet" by Chuck Jackson, "Zig Zag Lightning" by Little Johnny Taylor, "All About My Girl" by Jimmy McGriff, "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do" by James Brown, "Opportunity" by The Jewels, "Forget About Me" by Carolyn Crawford, "It's Me" by Johnny Copeland, "He's A Lover" by Tutti Hill, "Chica Boo" by Googie Rene Combo, and "The Hoochi Coochi Coo" by Hank Ballard & The Midnighters. CD

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VariousBest Of Del Val Records Vol 1 – Philly Soul 1965 to 1975 ... CD
Philly Archives, Mid 60s-Mid 70s. Used ... $7.99
Excellent set of group and solo soul tracks from Philly – featuring nice mix of tracks that hits a strong northern soul groove! The sound is hard and raw, and all cuts are pulled from Joe Stevenson's tiny Del-Val label – which ran from the late 60s through the mid 70s. Titles include "You Said Yea" and "The Grit" from The Dynamic Three, "I Bear Witness" by The Del Valians, "Ever Again" and "Next To You" by Bernie Williams, "Calling Your Name" and "You May Not Be A Miss America" by Joe Adams, "I'll Be Glad" and "That's Not Half Bad" by Gene Woodbury, and "Everybody Can't Be Pretty" and "If I Told You" by The Casinos. 26 tracks in all – with the same high quality as the other excellent titles in the Philly Archives series! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousBig In Wigan – 20 Northern Mammoths: From The Wheel To Keele ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Just Sold Out!
Big in Wigan, but big at Dusty Groove too – as the collection's a wonderful batch of rare soul cuts from the 60s! The set's self-described as "a collection of shameless oldies played in the golden era of Northern Soul" – but that's only part of the picture, as it's got a lot more to offer than that. The CD features 20 tracks that broke big at the Wigan Casino – home to some of the most fervent action on the UK soul scene back in the late 60s – and as such, it's kind of an "instant classics" set that shows how even rare numbers could become super-huge with the UK soul dance set! Titles include "Little Miss Soul" by The Lovettes, "Till You Give In" by Bobby Patterson, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, "It's A Woman's World" by The Gypsies, "Baby Reconsider" by Leon Haywood, "With My Love & What You've Got" by Jean Wells, "Mother Of Shame" by Loleatta Holloway, "Running Away From Love" by Skip Mahoney & The Casuals, "Ain't That Good Enough" by John Edwards, "Baby I Need You" by Lorraine & The Delights, and "Can It Be Me" by Mel Williams. CD

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VariousDave Godin's Deep Soul Treasures Vol 3 ... CD
Kent/Ace (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
The third volume in one of the most popular soul series we've ever stocked! The CD features 25 rare soul tunes – from a variety of northern and southern sources, all of them hard-to-find gems with a deep soul sound that's dripping with sincere emotion and raw songsmithery. Brit soul DJ/collector/writer Dave Godin put the set together – and it would be hard to find a more loving collection of tunes with such a no-nonsense approach to the material. Titles include "Thanks For Yesterday" by Eddie & Ernie, "I'm Undecided" by Toussaint McCall, "Who Are You Gonna Love" by Rozetta Johnson, "I Paid For The Party" by The Enchanters, "Too Far Gone To Turn Around" by JR Bailey, "My Deceiving Heart" by The Impressions, "I'm Missing You" by Loretta Williams, "Let Me Down Easy" by Betty Lavette, "Don't Leave Me Baby" by Ray Gant & The Arabian Knights, "Like It Stands" by Robert Ramsey, and "Look At The Boy" by Jean Plum. CD

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VariousDave Hamilton's Detroit Dancers Vol 3 – The Soul Providers ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
An incredible collection of rare Detroit soul – a good portion of which has never been issued before! As with other volumes in this series, the tunes here come from the vaults of Motor City producer Dave Hamilton – and they represent some tremendous work done in the shadow of Motown during the mid 60s! Like some of the best Detroit indie work of the time, the tracks here have a great mix of the rough and the smooth – vocals that are often earthy, set to backings that are tight, upbeat, and great for the dancefloor – especially if you've got an ear for Northern Soul! Hamilton's life, talents, and music are well explored in the notes – as are the lesser-known artists on the set – and the package features 24 tracks that include "Sweet It Out In The Shed" and "The Smile On Your Face" by Little Anne, "Until The End Of Time" by The Additions, "True True Love" by Tobi Lark, "It Takes A Lot Of Living" by The Future Kind, "I Love The Way You Do" by JT Rhythm, "Honest I Do" by The Tokays, "I Mean You Girl" by Richard Coombs, "Goodness" by OC Tolbert, "Side By Side" by The Ebonettes, and "The Bad Things You Said To Me" by The Barrino Brothers. CD

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VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
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
Also available Funk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... LP 16.99

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✨✧ VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
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. LP, Vinyl record album
Also available Funk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... CD 8.99

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VariousKent's Cellar Of Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A really socking collection of 60s soul – reissued with great notes, excellent sound, and a stunning selection of tunes that includes many many rare numbers! The package is made up nearly entirely of tracks from rare singles – and the groove runs from Northern Soul, to sock boogaloo soul, to hard-stepping female numbers, and even a bit of funk! The groove is very strong all the way through, and titles include "Chain Reaction" by The Spellbinders, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "She's Looking Good" by Rodger Collins, "My Elusive Dreams" by Moses & Joshua Dillard, "You Gave Me Somebody To Love" by The Dreamlovers, "Get It From The Bottom" by The Steelers, "I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "Shine It On" by Vernon Garrett, "Keep My Woman Home" by Danny White, "She Shot A Hole In My Soul" by Clifford Curry, "Save Your Money" by Lonnie Mack, "You Left The Water Running" by Barbara Lynn, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright & The Keys, "Soul Serenade" by Beau Dollar & The Coins, "The Real Thing" by Tina Britt, "Hole In The Wall" by The Packers, and "Karate Boo Ga Loo" by Jerry O. CD

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VariousKing Serious Soul – Too Much Pain ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
24 rare soul singles – pulled from the long out of print catalog of the legendary King Records (home to James Brown & others), as well as related labels like Federal, Hollywood, and DeLuxe! The tracks here have a fantastically deep soul sound – mixing southern heartbreakers with heavy northern tracks, all handled with a rawness that brings out the best of the artists in the set. Titles include "We'll Cry Together" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Wish I Was Back" by Thomas Bailey, "Too Much Pain" by Eugene Evans, "Am I Wasting Your Time" by Robert Moore, "Back In Love Again" by The Patterson Twins, "Letter Full Of Tears" by Nancy Butts, "Lonely Man" by Eugene Evans, "Keep On Keepin On" by Cody Black, "My Darling Honey Baby" by Billy Soul, "Why Does A Woman Treat A Man So Bad" by Sam Baker, "Your Love Is Out Of Reach" by Jimmy Braswell, "All I Want Is You" by Lori & Lance, "Just Try A Little Harder" by Lord Thunder, and "Just Won't Move" by Thomas Bailey. CD

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✨✧ VariousKris Records – Los Angeles Showcase Of Soul ... CD
Kris/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
The sound of soulful LA in the 60s – 24 tracks pulled from the Kris Records label catalog, home to some very tasty groovers with a solid Northern feel! The package includes tracks from the start of the label up to the early 70s – and features a variety of strong solo acts that we'd never heard of, but which rank with the best of the indie scene in LA at the time. Titles include "You" by Jimmy Preacher Ellis, "My Lover" and "Cool It Baby" by BB Carter, "Prove It" and "Only True Love" by Lee Harvey, "Money Man" and "My Assurance" by The LA Untouchables, "I'm Gonna Make It" by Lee Jones, "Live & Let Live" by Pure Ice, "Need Of Love" by Cookie Jackson, "Walk Proud" by The Del Reys, "Oh My Love Sweet Love" by The Hill Sisters, and "Don't Hang Yourself" by Fay Cooper. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousLA's Silver Soul – Lee Silver's Symphonic Productions ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
Dig harmony soul? Here's a treasure trove – great work from the LA scene of the late 60s and early 70s, remarkable in that the city's not nearly as well known for work in that genre as points on the east coast – often thought of as the real home of harmony soul! The set features 24 tracks all produced by Lee Silver – all from small label releases, and brought together for the first time in such rich quality. Male groups dominate the set, and most tunes are taken at a slightly swinging midtempo pace that sits somewhere between ballad soul and uptempo northern. Titles include "That's All Over Baby" and "Your Good Lovin" by The Jones Brothers, "Do Youself A Favor" and "Bent Out Of Shape" by The Themes, "Got No Reason" and "Coming Right Back" by 21st Century, "Forever Yours" and "Gonna Wait For You" by The Pentagons, "Reaching Higher" and "What Price" by Nathan Williams, "Save Your Love" by Soul Patrol, and "You Walked Away" by The Chesterfields. CD

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VariousLooking Stateside – 80 US R&B, Mod, Soul, & Garage Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), 1960s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $24.99
A totally wonderful little package – overflowing with the kind of rare 45s that broke big on the British scene of the 60s – not just the Northern Soul dancefloors, but also the mod scene down in London too! The collection is really well-done – and has a booklet with notes on all the singles, and a good number of label scans too – and there's a huge amount here that's pretty darn fresh to our ears – grooves that run from romping soul, to gritty R&B, to bumping garage rock, and even a bit of popcorn too – all coming across like a non-stop party of grooves! Titles include "I Can Take Care Of Myself" by The Spyders, "Sugar Shack Queen" by Georgia Lynn, "The Push & Kick" by Mark Valentino, "Running Around Town" by Teddy & The Twilights, "Passing Through Music City" by Music City Swingers, "My Mind" by The Misunderstood, "Show Me The Way" by Free For All, "Has It Happened To You Yet" by The Falcons, "Take It Baby" by The Showmen, "I'm Gonna Get You" by Leroy Harris, "I Feel So Bad" by Earl wade, "Love Wheel" by Millie Foster, "Buzzzzz" by Jimmy Gordon, "Gone" by Timi Yuro, "I Will Love You" by Richie Barrett, and "Hard Hard Way" by Silent Glo. CD

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VariousMirwood Soul Story ... CD
Mirwood/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Killer work from one of the smokinest soul labels of the west coast scene of the 60s – mighty Mirwood Records, a company that's kept the Northern Soul scene humming for decades! Mirwood wasn't one of the biggest, or most chart-topping labels – but the company came up with some incredible work in the uptempo mode that's really held strongly over the years. The label boasted some great singers with a straightforward, no-nonsense approach – often working with tight rhythms and rolling piano lines to send the tunes home with a solid sort of punch! This set features 24 classics from the glory days of Mirwood – all lovingly presented with great notes in the usual high Kent/Ace standard. Titles include "Your Kind Ain't No Good" by The Mirettes, "Stubborn Heart" by The Sheppards, "Baby Your Time Is My Time" by Bob & Earl, "Oh My Darlin" by Jackie Lee, "Set Me Free" by The Performers, "Words Can't Explain" by The Belles, "Where There's A Will" by Jimmy Thomas, "The Same Old Thing" by The Olympics, "Keep It Coming" by Bobby Garrett, "Just Tryin To Please You" by Jimmy Thomas, "Is She In Your Town" by Curtis Lee, and "Lost" by The Darlettes. CD

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VariousMirwood Soul Story Vol 2 ... CD
Mirwood/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A second great dip into the catalog of Mirwood Records – easily one of the greatest Northern Soul labels on the west coast in the 60s! Mirwood was home to a great batch of artists who rose the level of LA soul more than a few notches when they went into the studio – singers whose talents matched the best of Detroit, especially those in the shadows of Motown – and who often received similar great support from a super-tight studio band! A few of the names here came to fame in earlier years, but ended up sounding even better at Mirwood – and the rest of the lot are artists we know best from their Mirwood recordings, thanks to heavy play of their great singles over the years! CD features 24 tracks in all – all done with the usual Kent Records depth and quality – and titles include "Dancin Everywhere" by Bob & Earl, "He's All Right With Me" by The Mirettes, "Cigarette Ashes" by Jimmy Conwell, "Would You Believe" by Jackie Lee, "Jolly Joe" by The Hideaways, "Could It Be Me" by Richard Temple, "Sweet Kind Of Loneliness" by The Darlettes, "Secret Agents" by The Olympics, "Second Hand Happiness" by Jimmy Conwell, "The Day When She Needed Me" by The Performers, "The Duck" by Jackie Lee, "Big Brother" by Bobby Garrett, and "Baby It's Real" by JW Alexander. CD

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VariousModernism – 24 Tracks Of Hip-shaking Club Soul & Vintage R&B ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
Not the modernism of high art or experimental literature – and instead the upbeat, totally groovy sound of British mods in the 60s – served up here in a wicked batch of American soul tracks from the time! The style here is a bit Northern Soul, but also has a bit more of the blues and R&B elements that inspired some of the Brit rock acts of the time – but served up here by the originators from our side of the Atlantic, and with the kind of attention to special tracks and rare singles that we've come to expect from the great folks at Kent Records! This is more than just a rehash of older hits or overplayed numbers – and instead, the carefully-chosen set list really gets right to the heart of the matter – and backs up its musical magic with a great set of notes, photos, and label scans. Titles include "Ain't That Soul" by Teddy Reynolds, "Do It" by Pat Powdrill, "Crossroads In Your Heart" by The Shirelles, "Beg Me" by Chuck Jackson, "Cinderella Jones" by Sammy Jones, "We Gonna Rub (part 1)" by Joe Johnson, "Night Beat" by Kenny Smith & The Lovelighters, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "The Life Of The Party" by Joan Moody, "The Phillie" by The M&Ms & The Peanuts, "Private Eye" by Wallace Johnson, "Listen To Me Baby" by Ralph Ventsha & Red Julian Quartet, and "When One Of Them Won't" by The Turn Arounds. CD

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VariousOld Town & Barry Soul Survey ... CD
Old Town/Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A treasure trove of 60s soul from New York – rare singles from the Old Town and Barry labels, most of which are making their debut here on CD! Both companies were owned by producer Hy Weiss – and together, the tunes on the set really trace an evolution in soul styles at the time. Old Town was probably best known for its mellow work by singer Arthur Prysock, and its vocal group hits at the beginning of the 60s – but the label was also a key force in the uptown soul style of the time, and really brought a great degree of class to the genre without losing the punch of the sound. Barry was a bit more of an indie singles outfit – and worked in modes that included a bit more socking soul and northern numbers – often done with the same sort of care as Old Town, but a bit more freewheeling overall. The package features full histories on both labels and their artists – and a 26 track set list that includes "If I Had Known" by Freddie Houston, "Could This Be Love" by Rosco & Barbara, "Souvenirs Of A Heartbreak" by Thelma Jones, "You Can't Trust Your Best Friend" by Donald Height, "Let Your Love Shine" by Lester Young, "Think Smart" by The Fiestas, "Hold It Baby" by King Ernest, "Lonely Man" by John Standberry Jr, "Things Have More Meaning Now" by Peggy Scott, "Stop & Take Another Look" by The Divine Men, "Slowly I Turn" by Billy Profit, "I Gotta Have Love Too" by Bobby Long & The Dealers, "Left Out" by Jesse Johnson, and "Say It With Feeling" by Beverly McKay. CD

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VariousPopcorn Exotica – R&B, Soul, & Exotica Rockers From The 50s & 60s ... CD
Croydon Municipal (UK), 1950s/1960s. New Copy ... $13.99
Exotica sounds, but with an especially soulful feel – which makes the tracks a perfect choice for this excellent collection! The work is in a special place between exotic instrumentals, teen pop, and deeper soul of the late 50s and early 60s – and most numbers here have that special balance you'll find in the popcorn soul underground – the kind of midtempo steppers that have really been getting a lot of play on dancefloors in recent years – especially when you want to cool off a bit from Northern Soul! As with other titles on the Croydon Municipal label, the track selection is divine – and titles include "The Riddle Of The Papawhos" by Danny Staton, "Call Of The Jungle" by Carl Stevens, "Cafe Bohemian" by The Enchanters, "The Web" by Abie Baker, "Tabou" by The Jokers, "On A Tropical Island" by Anna Valentino, "Little Indian Girl" by Billy & The Moonlighters, "Cat Walk" by Jack Costanzo, and "Arabia" by The Delcos. CD

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✨✧ VariousRare Soul Harmony Of The 60's – The Sweeter Side ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s/1998. Used ... $11.99
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
(Out of print.)

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VariousSouthern Fried Soul ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $18.99
Goldmine heads south, and gives up their usual northern soul bent for this great compilation of deep soul tracks from the south. 24 great ones, with loads of hard to find material (as usual), including "My Girls' A Soul Girl" by Lon Rogers, "Cry Like A Baby" by Bobby Lacour, "One Track Mind" by Paul Vann, "Can You Handle It" by Levert Allison, "It Takes A Whole Lotta Woman" by Willie Gauff, "You're So Good To Me Baby" by Eddie Spencer, and "You Can Get It Now" by Gene Middleton. Lots more by the likes of Hank Sample, Sam Moultrie, Bobby Curlee, and Tony Baxter. CD
(Out of print.)
 
 
 



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