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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
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 ... $9.99 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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VariousNorthern Soul Connoisseurs ... CD
Spectrum (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $4.99
Some great Northern soul, pulled together from the wide array of labels currently handled by Universal/Spectrum – including Motown, MGM, Philips, and Chess. There's more than a few great cuts on here that we haven't seen reissued elsewhere – and although the price of the set is cheap, it's got a fortune's worth of rare soul sides! Titles include "6x6" by Earl Van Dyke, "The Boogaloo Party" by The Flamingos, "He Who Picks A Rose" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Worth Every Tear I Cry" by Dee Dee Warwick, "Learning To Trust My Man" by Sisters Love, "Landslide" by Tony Clarke, "The Way You've Been Acting" by Al Kent, "Do I Love You" by Frank Wilson, "Baby Hit & Run" by The Contours, and "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb. 17 tracks in all! CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Of New Orleans Vol 1 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $12.99 19.99
Don't judge a CD by its cover, because this one is incredible – all-solid, filled with rare soul tracks all the way through, with a quality level and depth of material that runs way way past the strange appearance of the cover image! The package was put together by the author of the book The Soul Of New Orleans – and it's a wonderful trip through a sound of that city that's not always featured on reissues: the more upbeat, uptempo soul recordings of the 60s – faster tunes that easily fall within the Northern Soul style. The Crescent City soul scene is usually represented with slower, sleepier tunes that build off the "triplets" heavy sound of 50s New Orleans R&B – and although that stuff is great, and really unique, it's wonderful to hear this different side of the New Orleans scene, especially when it's represented by music this great! 18 tracks in all – packaged with a book that has great notes on the music – and titles include "Please Don't Go" by Willie Tee, "Who Can I Run To" by Gerri Hall, "Being Without You" by Maurice Williams, "Do You Love Me" by Senator Jones, "I Caught You In A Lie" by Robert Parker, "Lucky Fellow" by The Jades, "Take Me Home" by Donna King, "Mean Man" by Betty Harris, "You Don't Mean It" by Curly Moore, "Omar Khayyam" by The Rubaiyats, and "In My Corner" by Ray Algere. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Story Vol 1 – The Twisted Wheel ... CD
Sony (UK), 1960s. Used ... $5.99
Volume 1 of this incredible series – a treasure trove of 60s soul, all of it music that played big at the legendary Twisted Wheel! The club was one of the early hotbeds of Northern Soul activity in the UK – and the cuts here have a raw-edged, hard-grooving quality that showcases the mix of R&B and soul that was first going down in the scene – pulled together from a range of smaller label 45s, and presented by Ian Dewhirst with track-by-track notes, and some good memories from years back as well! Titles include "Hide & Go Seek" by Bunker Hill, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "No Sad Songs" by Oscar Toney, "My Elusive Dreams" by Moses & Joshua Dillard, "A Little Bit Of Something" by Little Richard, "It's The Beat" by Major Lance, "Look What You've Done To My Heart" by Shirley & The Shirelles, "The Cheater" by Bob Kuban & The In-Men, "Magic Potion" by Lou Johnson, "I Need Your Love So Desperately" by Peaches & Herb, "Breakin Down The Walls Of Heartache" by The Bandwagon, "Everybody's Going To The Love-In" by Bob Brady & The Con-Chords, and "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" by Sandi Sheldon. 25 tracks in all! CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Story Vol 2 – The Golden Torch ... CD
Sony (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... $8.99
A mighty tribute to the Golden Torch – a club that helped usher in the second generation of Northern Soul in the UK scene – and a real hotbed of musical activity that helped bridge soul modes of the 60s and 70s! As with the previous volume, the tracks here are all selected not only for their importance to the club, but also for their wonderful quality overall – the kind of rare soul gems that really set fire to UK dancers back in the day, but which are still the kind of tracks that delight our ears again and again over the years! The package features a whopping 25 tracks in all, many reissued officially here for the first time ever – all with excellent sound. Titles include "They Say" by The Ovations, "Earthquake" by Bobby Lynn, "Blowing Up My Mind" by The Exciters, "I'm Coming To Your Rescue" by The Triumphs, "Investigate" by Major Lance, "Unsatisfied" by Lou Johnson, "Stay" by The Virginia Wolves, "Honest To Goodness" by Herb Ward, "I Worship You Baby" by The Glories, "He Who Picks A Rose" by The Carstairs, "Walk Like A Man" by Johnny Moore, "Stop" by The Lorelei, "KJEE" by The Nite-Liters, and "Hold On To My Baby" by The Cavaliers. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
Rare soul, with a really great approach – cuts that aren't the usual hits or Northern Soul rarities – and which instead lie in a special space of their own! The title's a reference to the care with which these cuts were put together – not just in the vocals, but also the arrangements – which are usually a cut above, and manage to groove while still adding in larger charts and fuller backings – often at a level that reflects the California origin of many of these tracks, but also echoed by artists from other scenes as well! All of the tracks are super-rare – and a good number are issued here for the first time – handled with that perfect Ace/Kent style, right down to the detailed liner notes too. Titles include "Just Another Smile" by Mel Davis, "When The Boy That You Love" by The Avons, "Hang Around" by Marva Holiday, "They Didn't Know" by Terri Goodnight, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "If You Don't Know" by The Dialtones, "Do The Popcorn" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Break Someone Else's Heart" by Jeanette Jones, "This Man Wants You" by Jesse Cowan, "It Ain't No Achievement" by The Millionaires, "Butterfly" by The Ballads, and "I'm Sending Vibrations" by The Webb People. CD
Also available Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD 10.99

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $10.99
Rare soul, with a really great approach – cuts that aren't the usual hits or Northern Soul rarities – and which instead lie in a special space of their own! The title's a reference to the care with which these cuts were put together – not just in the vocals, but also the arrangements – which are usually a cut above, and manage to groove while still adding in larger charts and fuller backings – often at a level that reflects the California origin of many of these tracks, but also echoed by artists from other scenes as well! All of the tracks are super-rare – and a good number are issued here for the first time – handled with that perfect Ace/Kent style, right down to the detailed liner notes too. Titles include "Just Another Smile" by Mel Davis, "When The Boy That You Love" by The Avons, "Hang Around" by Marva Holiday, "They Didn't Know" by Terri Goodnight, "Losing Control" by Mary Saxton, "If You Don't Know" by The Dialtones, "Do The Popcorn" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Break Someone Else's Heart" by Jeanette Jones, "This Man Wants You" by Jesse Cowan, "It Ain't No Achievement" by The Millionaires, "Butterfly" by The Ballads, and "I'm Sending Vibrations" by The Webb People. CD
Also available Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 – A Spicy Mix Of Unissuded, Collector's Items, Super Rarities & Hard To Find Favourites ... CD 14.99

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VariousOdyssey – A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968 to 2014 (8CD/2DVD) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CD & 2DVD ... $111.99
A totally wonderful collection of Northern Soul – and one that really shows the evolution of the music on the scene over the years! Despite the dates on the front, most of the tracks here are from the 60s and early 70s – and the long range of years refers to the ever-changing audience for uptempo soul in the UK – traced out here over 8 CDs that follow the search for rare soul through scenes that include Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Cleethorpes Pier, 100 Club, and even the more contemporary Weekender sets – which have uncovered a huge amount of overlooked music in recent years! There's a stunning 230 tracks in all – a really rich amount of rare soul that goes way way past the usual Northern Soul compilations – and the large box also comes with a 160 page book that also traces the changes in UK soul scenes, and the American artists who made the music in the first place. Also includes 2DVDs – the Northern Soul documentary Keep On Keeping On, and another set of Odyssey Interviews with Kenny Gamble and John Anderson, both conducted by Richard Searling. CD

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VariousOkeh Vol 1: A Northern Soul Obsession ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $11.99
Holy cow! Kent put out two volumes of great rare sixties soul on the great Chicago-based Okeh label, with lots of stuff that we've never been able to find – and we live in Chicago! Aritsts include The Carstairs, Billy Butler, The Cheers, Walter Jackson, The Artistics, The Triumphs, and The Chymes. We know there have been other Okeh comps, but these are the first to really dig deep, and to get past the obvious hits. Great notes, great tracks, and a super tribute to the Chicago scene in the 60s! Tracks 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, and "I Can Do It" by the Autographs. CD

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VariousOkeh Vol 2 – A Northern Soul Obsession ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A stunning selection of Chicago soul – with many many rare singles from the legendary Okeh label, one of the best-ever for the Chi-soul sound! Titles 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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VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 1 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Melodies ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
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
(Out of print.)

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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Way way way more than the usual Northern Soul compilation – an all-winning batch of rare soul tracks that go a lot deeper than usual – all hand-picked by the expert soul crew at Grapevine Records! The set does swing with the kind of upbeat and uptempo soul tracks that you'd expect from a Northern set – but the vocals are also harder, and the soul runs deeper – making for the kind of collection that could be equally appreciated by fans of southern and deep soul as well! A number of the tracks have a nice rootsy quality that really focuses on the vocals – letting the singers come out full strength, and dominate the set with some wonderfully heartfelt lyrics. Titles include "Think It Over" by The Chesterfields, "Cheatin Kind" by Don Gardner, "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Eddie Holman, "Ever Again" by Bernie Williams, "You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing" by John Bowie, "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain, "Thank You Baby" by Matt Brown, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" by The Springers, and "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs. 24 tracks – and a heck of a great deal for this much greatness! CD
Also available Talk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD 11.99

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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $11.99
Way way way more than the usual Northern Soul compilation – an all-winning batch of rare soul tracks that go a lot deeper than usual – all hand-picked by the expert soul crew at Grapevine Records! The set does swing with the kind of upbeat and uptempo soul tracks that you'd expect from a Northern set – but the vocals are also harder, and the soul runs deeper – making for the kind of collection that could be equally appreciated by fans of southern and deep soul as well! A number of the tracks have a nice rootsy quality that really focuses on the vocals – letting the singers come out full strength, and dominate the set with some wonderfully heartfelt lyrics. Titles include "Think It Over" by The Chesterfields, "Cheatin Kind" by Don Gardner, "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Eddie Holman, "Ever Again" by Bernie Williams, "You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing" by John Bowie, "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain, "Thank You Baby" by Matt Brown, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" by The Springers, and "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs. 24 tracks – and a heck of a great deal for this much greatness! CD
Also available Talk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD 13.99

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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Massive massive soul – a treasure trove of rare goodies all hand-picked by the Grapevine label – done up in a set that's one of the freshest we've heard in a long time! The core groove here is Northern Soul, but the range of work pushes the overall sound way way past the obvious – into a realm of uptempo numbers that open us up to a whole new world of soul! We'd honestly not heard much of these tracks before the set – and our hats are off once again to the Grapevine team for uncovering quality soul that really pushes the envelope. Titles include "You Girl" by Wendell Watts, "I Can Stand A Little More" by Anita Robbins, "When I'm Ready" by Mill Evans, "I'll Keep Holding On" by The Magnetics, "Every Day" by Matt Brown, "I'd Like To Have You" by Norwood Long, "I Can't Do Without You" by Marty Lewis, "I'll Be Back" by Jimmy Wallace, "Baby You Know I Need You" by The Exceptions, "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" by Bob Relf, "Not Me Baby" by The Silhouettes, and "I'm Not In Love With You Anymore" by Stella & The Gazelles. CD
Also available Talk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD 8.99

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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
Massive massive soul – a treasure trove of rare goodies all hand-picked by the Grapevine label – done up in a set that's one of the freshest we've heard in a long time! The core groove here is Northern Soul, but the range of work pushes the overall sound way way past the obvious – into a realm of uptempo numbers that open us up to a whole new world of soul! We'd honestly not heard much of these tracks before the set – and our hats are off once again to the Grapevine team for uncovering quality soul that really pushes the envelope. Titles include "You Girl" by Wendell Watts, "I Can Stand A Little More" by Anita Robbins, "When I'm Ready" by Mill Evans, "I'll Keep Holding On" by The Magnetics, "Every Day" by Matt Brown, "I'd Like To Have You" by Norwood Long, "I Can't Do Without You" by Marty Lewis, "I'll Be Back" by Jimmy Wallace, "Baby You Know I Need You" by The Exceptions, "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" by Bob Relf, "Not Me Baby" by The Silhouettes, and "I'm Not In Love With You Anymore" by Stella & The Gazelles. CD
Also available Talk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD 13.99

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VariousCapitol Northern Soul (7 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch
Universal (UK), New Copy ... About July 25, 2015 (delayed)
7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousChess Northern Soul (7 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch
Universal (UK), New Copy ... About July 25, 2015 (delayed)
7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousTalcum Soul 2 – 25 Stonking Northern Soul Greats ... CD
Stateside/EMI (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A great collection of 60s soul tunes – put together for the UK Northern Soul punters, but equally enjoyable as a plain ol' collection of rare singles! The cuts are mostly pulled from older labels that are now owned by EMI – like United Artists, Veep, Liberty, Capitol, and other US 60s soul imprints – but despite that major label affiliation, we can guarantee that you'll find most of the cuts quite hard to locate otherwise. Titles include "You're A Puzzle" by The Jive 5, "I'm On My Way" by Dean Parrish, "I'm Standing" by Rufus Lumley, "What Shall I Do" by Frankie & The Classicals, "So Is The Sun" by World Column, "Grooving At The GoGo" by The 4 Larks, "My Dear Heart" by Shawn Robinson, "Heartbreaker" by HB Barnum, "By Yourself" by JD Martin, "I Walked Away" by Bobby Paris, "Right On" by Al DeLory, "Thumb A Ride" by Earl Wright Orchestra, and "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks. CD

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✨✧ VariousWestbound Detroit Northern Soul ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Groovy soul from Westbound Records – the Detroit imprint that's best known for its heavy funk from groups like Funkadelic or The Counts, but which also cut some killer Northern numbers in their early years too! The package features loads of under-discovered Westbound nuggets, including a few unreleased tracks too – and the overall feel is almost in the same territory as the HDH/Invictus camp of the early 70s – soaring soul that's clearly informed by the Motown generation, but which comes across with a lot more righteous overtones, thanks to some heady production work! A few names here are familiar, but most of the work should be pretty darn fresh, even if you've got other collections of Westbound work – and as usual, Kent have really knocked it out of the park with a great job on the notes and overall packaging. Titles include "Third World" by Joe Matthews, "Love Love Love" by Damon Shawn, "Till Another Day (Tom Moulton 7" edit)" by Caesar Frazier, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, "Happy Days" by The Magictones, "Gonna Spread The News" by Unique Blend, "Ain't That Lovin" by Denise & Abe, "Lonely In A Crowd" by Superlatives, "My Baby Ain't No Plaything" by The New Holidays, "Can't Shake It Loose" by Funkadelic, "I Can't See Myself Doing Without You" by Bob & Harold, "Never My Love" by Emanuel Laskey, "I'm Slowly Moulding" by The Magictones, and "I Am So Thankful" by Eddie Hill. CD
 
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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was very much in keeping with changes in the Detroit sound of the 70s – vocals that often shared a sense of personal, heartfelt delivery with southern soul of the period – but a tighter, more swinging approach to instrumentation that was still keeping up the Detroit groove of earlier years. The tunes here nicely skirt a distance between Memphis and Motortown – delivered with a rich, expansive heart that should have made Carol a bigger singer than she was a the time. A few of the tracks on the set are nice dancefloor groovers – both in an older style of Northern soul, and in a late 70s/early 80s boogie-styled groove – and as usual, the folks at Grapevine have done a tremendous job with the notes! CD features every single track ever recorded by Carol – 17 titles that include "Sad Girl", "You Boy", "We've Got Enough", "You've Got It Coming", "Party People", "Holding On", "Taking My Mind Off Love", "You Want It", "Ain't Giving Up", "Tomorrow Is Not A Promise", "Come On Over Tonight", and "Master Plan". CD

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Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
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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Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A gem of a record from the great Billy Butler – brother of better-known Jerry from the Chicago scene, and maybe best known for his northern soul work of the 60s – but a hell of a great artist here in a rare group soul date from the 70s! Billy's lead vocals are supported by the Infinity trio of Phyllis Knox, Errol Batts, and Larry Wade – who glide and soar wonderfully alongside Butler – with a style that's got all the best charms of group soul work from Philly or New Jersey at the time, but an approach that's maybe even deeper and more righteous too – with arrangements from Jerry Long, and tracks produced in both Memphis and Chicago. A record we love to death, and have treasured for years – with tracks that include "I'm So Hung Up On You", "Storm", "Free Yourself", "When Your Baby's Gone", and "You Can't Always Tell". CD features bonus tracks – "Get On The Case", "Keep It To Yourself", and "That Ain't Water That's Pollution". CD

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Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseClassic Masters – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ... CD
EMI, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
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! Titles include "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time Lover", "Got To Testify", "I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore", "Don't Ever Be Lonely", and "Good Lovin Don't Come Easy". 12 tracks in all! CD

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Fantastic Johnny CBoogaloo Down Broadway/Look What Love Can Make You Do ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Classic Northern soul groover! "Boogaloo Down Broadway" is Johnny's greatest legacy in soul music – and it's backed here by "Look What Love Can Make You Do", a track that insanely borrows just about every element of the backing of the hit a-side! The intro's the same, the groove's the same, and even the great guitar part's the same! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen on one side.)

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FormationsAt The Top Of The Stairs/Magic Melody ... 7-inch
MGM/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99
Great early Philly production from Leon Huff – who's more in a Northern Soul mode here than in his later years – which brings a mighty nice punch to the excellent hook in "Top Of The Stairs"! The Formations have a nice sense of formation in their lyrics for the main track – then harmonize even more on the "Magic Melody" on the flip! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Carolyn FranklinBaby Dynamite ... LP
RCA, 1969. Very Good ... $12.99
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 light wear and a small piece of yellow tape on the spine. Label has a small sticker.)

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HesitationsWhere We're At! ... LP
Kapp, Mid 60s. Very Good- ... $5.99
Stunning group soul work by The Hesitations, the group probably best known for their hit version of "Born Free", a fantastic harmony reading of the hit tune. The group exhibit a similar talent for taking familiar songs and turning them on their ear – and they've also got some great work of their own that ranks with some of the best group Northern Soul of the 60s! The set has a total of 11 tracks in all, including "Who Will Answer", "A Change Is Gonna Come", "Summertime", "That's Where It's At", "Climb Every Mountain", "Somewhere", and "When The World Is Ready". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a small cutout hole and light wear.)

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Isley BrothersTwist & Shout ... LP
Wand, 1962. Very Good ... $34.99
Hard soul genius from The Isley Brothers – a set that has the group sounding quite different than their smooth hits from later years – with a hard-burning quality that's mighty nice all the way through! The vocals are still tremendous – and in fact, given that these guys are usually moving at a pretty darn fast clip, the way they trade sounds is even more amazing – grooving to sounds that are even more upbeat than most Northern Soul – and presented with a great garagey edge! Titles include the familiar monster "Twist & Shout" – but all cuts are great, and include "Spanish Twist", "I Say Love", "Hold On Baby", "The Snake", "Don't You Feel", "Never Leave Me Baby", "You Better Come Home", and "Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesOrgan Grooves & Soul Brothers – The Best Of Billy Larkin & The Delegates ... CD
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s. Used ... $28.99
Massive work from one of the greatest organ combos of the 60s – headed by Hammond genius Billy Larkin, and featuring the amazing Delegates on rhythm, with a young Mel Brown on drums! Larkin had a groove that was all his own – a tight, jukebox-oriented approach to soul jazz organ – one that focused on the rhythms, and let the solos sneak in where they may – a right, tight, and no-nonsense approach that meant that Larkin's grooves were always in demand on the dancefloor! And in fact, the Delegates groove is still burning strongly today – very much in demand in a range of scenes from Northern Soul to Deep Funk to Steppers, and beyond! This tasty little 24 track set brings together some of Billy's best work for the Aura and World Pacific label from the 60s – all tunes with the core grouping of Larkin on Hammond, Hank Swarn on guitar, and Mel Brown on drums – plus added saxophone from Clifford Scott on a number of tracks! Titles include "Pigmy (parts 1 & 2)", "The Peeper", "Foxy Little Ghoul", "Killer Joe", "The Cooker", "Barefootin", "Unit 7", "On Broadway", "Spooky", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Cuchy Frito Man", "Dirty Water", and "Ain't That A Groove". CD
(Out of print.)

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Jackie LeeChicken/I Love You ... 7-inch
Uni, Late 60s. Very Good ... $16.99
Ooooo-weeeee! After serving up "The Duck", a northern soul classic, Jackie moves onto "The Chicken" – which is a stone funky single of its own! The track's got a massive groove – really heavy drums, super-dope wah wah guitar, and a snapping funky style that's more James Brown than the JBs! A real killer of a track – and backed here by the also-nice "I Love You", a cut with a nice trippy bassline on the intro! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone ... LP
Invictus, 1974. Very Good- ... $14.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, seam splitting, and residue from a tracklist sticker. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Shorty LongHere Comes The Judge/Sing What You Wanna ... 7-inch
SOUL, 1967. Near Mint- ... $2.99
"Here Comes The Judge" is a great rollicking bit of funky soul from Shorty – and it's got a nice groove that works extremely well with the oft-played "judge" routine! "Sing What You Wanna" is a rolling soul number – more of a Northern tune than the a-side, but still quite nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drill hole.)

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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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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Very Good+ ... $14.99
Obscure 2nd album by the band who struck it big in both the Northern soul and Beach music scenes with the single from their first album, "I Dig Everything About You". Like that album, this one's a nice batch of soul tracks by a bunch of white guys who have a nice feel for a groove, and a real dedication to producing a mellow soulful sound. Tracks include "Get It Up For Love", "I Can't Stop This Love Song", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Who's Foolin' Who", and "Magical Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some wear.)

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Bob RelfBlowing My Mind To Pieces/Girl You're My Kind Of Wonderful ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A Northern Soul groove with lots of vibes in the mix – used perfectly between the romping rhythms and the strings on the top – as a way of illuminating all the colors in Bob Relf's great vocals! "Girl" is a cut with a slightly slower groove – but one that let's Bob build things up even more – reaching more and more as the tune goes on, almost with a Marvin Gaye sort of style! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ 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 ... $19.99
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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Bettye Swann/Bobby Angelle/Delilah Moore/PeanutsStars Of Money EP ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy (pic cover)... $11.99
A unique limited edition EP – one that looks like a vintage release from the legendary Money Records from LA! The soul label was one of the hippest on the west coast back in the 60s – as you'll hear on the great tracks here – three of which were rare singles at the time, one of which appears here on vinyl for the first time ever! All four tracks are wonderful – upbeat, and grooving – the LA contribution to Northern Soul at the time – and titles include "Lil Valley" by The M&Ms & The Peanuts, "I'll Just Walk Away" by Delilah Moore, "I'll Be A Soldier Boy" by Bobby Angelle, and "The Man That Said No" by Bettye Swann. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VolcanosGotta Be A False Alarm/Movin & Groovin ... 7-inch
Record Shack (Austria), 1965. New Copy ... $8.99
A killer Northern Soul single from the Volcanos – a group who definitely earn their explosive name with "Gotta Be A False Alarm"! The tune runs off tight right from the start – with this mighty Detroit-styled groove, and rock-solid vocals that have the lead singer trading lines beautifully with the harmonies from the group! "Movin & Groovin" does exactly what the title promises – and kicks into gear with this wonderful horn part over triple-time drums – all instrumental, and delivered at a level that hardly makes you miss the vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Johnny Guitar WatsonBest Of The Okeh Years ... CD
Collectables/Okeh, Late 60s. Used ... $7.99
A long-overdue collection of Johnny's great work for the Okeh label from the mid 60s – material that's very different in style than his other records from later years! The first 12 tracks on the set are from a unique album that Johnny cut with Larry Williams – done in a soul-duet style that's really rocking, with an uptempo groove that's made the album a favorite for years on the Northern Soul scene! Those tracks are followed by 6 more from a wonderful album that has Johnny playing piano and guitar in a jazzy mode that's similar to his excellent early album for Chess – singing with more of a vocal jazz approach, but lots of bluesy overtones that make the whole set groove nicely. The last few tracks are in a similar mode – from a tribute to Fats Waller LP, but much hipper than Fats' own work! 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Two For The Price Of One", "Nobody", "Find Yourself Somebody To Love", "Takin No Chances", "Ask Me", "Too Late", "Fever", "Coke", "Skate Key", "Ain't Gonna Move", "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch", "Comin Home Baby", and "Summertime". CD
 
 
 



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