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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 ... $8.99 13.98
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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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 ... $13.99 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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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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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Connoisseurs Vol 2 ... CD
Spectrum (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
Way way more than just a northern soul collection – as the set features some killer late 60s soul singles, brought together with a groove that's far wider than simple dancefloor soul – and which features some amazing baroque and sweet soul numbers too! Most of the work is from the Universal-owned side of the 60s labels scene – Chess/Cadet, Uni, Smash, and MGM – but unlike other collections from Universal, this one does a great job of avoiding Motown work, and instead focuses on some lesser-known gems that fell between the cracks (and the charts) at the time! We're really pleased that a number of our favorite older singles have shown up on this set – treasured tunes we've had for years on wax, finally presented properly in a great top-shelf package. 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Trust In Me" by Jackie Ross, "I Got A Bone To Pick With You" by Ruby Andrews, "Foolish Me" by Joanne Garrett, "What Would I Do" by The Tymes, "Cry Your Eyes Out" by Dottie Cambridge, "Watch Out Girl" by The Embers, "I Got The Fever" by The Prophets, "The Panic Is On" by Roy Hamilton, "Comin Home Baby" by The Soulful Strings, "Wherever You Were" by Bud Harper, "To The Ends Of The Earth" by Tony Middleton, "I Can't Make It Anymore" by Spyder Turner, and "It's All Up To You" by The Dells. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul Of New Orleans Vol 1 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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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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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 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

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VariousMove On Up – The Very Best Of Northern Soul (3CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
3CDs, 75 songs, and a set list that definitely lives up to the title – a collection that not only brings forth the best of Northern Soul from the glory days of the 60s, but also features lots of tracks from that time that have only been discovered in recent years too! Northern Soul isn't just a static concept on UK dancefloors – and instead has been driven by decades of record collectors and DJs with an ever-shifting ear for a groove – one that's lead to a nicely expansive version of the music that's really continued to thrill us with collections like this. The whole thing's way more than just your usual collection of 60s soul – and is filled with upbeat groovers that include "I Got A Feeling" by Barbara Randolph, "Gotta Find Me Somebody" by The Vel-Vets, "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" by Bob Relf, "Hand It Over" Chuck Jackson, "The Night" by Frankie Valli, "Soul Galore" by Jackie Wilson, "Every Time I See You I Go Wild" by JJ Barnes, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by The Elgins, "Turning My Heartbeat Up" by The MVPs, "Do I Love You" by Frank Wilson, "What Can I Do" by George Kirby, "Shoes" by Bobby Bland, "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, "Landslide" by Tony Clarke, "Festival Time" by San Remo Golden Strings, "You Didn't Say A Word" by Yvonne Baker, "Seven Days Too Long" by Chuck Wood, and lots lots more! CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – On The Philadelphia Beat Vol 1 ... CD
Bear Family (Germany), Late 60s. Used ... Just Sold Out!
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(Out of print.)

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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 ... Just Sold Out!
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

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✨✧ VariousKing Northern Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid/Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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✨✧ VariousLost In Time – More Northern Soul Treasures ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Lost in time, but brought back brilliantly – a host of incredible upbeat soul numbers from the latter half of the 60s – all of them perfect for a Northern Soul dancefloor! There's plenty of Detroit influences going on in the music, and a bit of Chicago as well – but the tracks represent a great range of underground grooves from the days when indie soul 45s were coming out in droves – so much so that the charts couldn't even come up with the quality of the recordings, which resulted in great under-discovered gems like these! The package is really top-shelf all the way through – cuts that come on strong, and keep staying long – filled with undeniable spirit. Titles include "I Keep Tryin" by Fred Hughes, "Let The Music Play" by Didi Noel, "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Sydney Barnes, "I Don't Want A Playboy" by Barbara Lynn, "I'd Think It Over" by Sam Fletcher, "Tear Stained Face" by Don Varner, "Just Like The Weather" by Nolan Chance, "Baby What Has Happened To Our Love" by The Ringleaders, "New Girl" by Jimmy & The Entertainers, "You Hit Me Like TNT" by Linda Jones, "Just Another Heartache" by Little Richie, "Breakaway" by The Valentines, "I'll Always Love You" by The Artistics, and "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees. CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – Rare As Hen's Teeth ... CD
Goldmine (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Ever see a hen's teeth? Well, you probably haven't seen many of these records either – because this extra special collection from Goldmine is stuffed with the rarest of the rare! Given that the label itself is already focused on reissuing rare soul, when they say a track is hard to find you can take their word for it – and this is exactly the kind of CD that most vinyl-only fanatics are going to finally have to break down and buy! And don't let "rare" make you worry that the music isn't as good as the value of the records – because the collection here is top-shelf all the way, and a nice way to freshen up the sometimes-repetitive world of Northern Soul compilations. Titles include "Ain't Gonna Do You No Good" by The Videls, "Show Me That You Miss Me" by Derek Martin, "If Your Love Is Real" by Matthew Barnett, "I'm Not Satisfied" by Dream Team, "Blessed With Love" by Tranells, "Dancing A Hole In The World" by Jimmy Delphs, "Save Your Love For Me" by Freddie Butler, "Live My Life For Myself" by Reactions, "What Price For Love" by Heat Waves, and "Did My Baby Call" by The Professionals. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Soundtrack To Your Life ... CD
Essential, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A soaring set of vintage uptempo soul – if only the soundtrack to our lives was really as cheery and uplifting as this! Northern Soul – The Soundtrack To Your Life is jam-packed with two 2 dozen tunes – with some legendary names and many more that aren't as widely celebrated by the masses these days. There's some real gems here – and it throws a few stylistic curve balls, but the tunes really do carry the euphoric spirit classic northern soul singles – even if it pushes the boundaries of the description. Filled with great group and solo vocal treasures, with 24 tracks in all: "Burning Sensation" by Robbie Lawson, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "Never Had A Live So Good" by Charles Johnson, "More Today Than Yesterday" by Sam Fletcher, "Just Loving You" by Ruby Andrews, "Love On A Rampage" by The Perigents, "What Did He Do?" by Roy Handy, "Hook Line & Sinker" by Roy Wright, "I Dig Your Act" by The O'Jays, "Skate A While" by Leon Haywood and more. CD
(This is an on-demand title printed in limited quantities.)

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✨✧ VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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

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✨✧ VariousTouch Of Northern Soul – 25 Dance Floor Classics To Touch Your Soul ... CD
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way more than just a "touch" of Northern Soul – as the set's overflowing with upbeat soul tracks from the 60s – including a fair bit we've not seen on other collections! The set list mixes big names with talents from the underground – and the grooves are often in the tightest modes that Detroit or Philly had to offer at the time – even though the artists included come from a much wider range of scenes! The package features some key tracks that have only been rediscovered by Northern Soul fans in recent years – mixed with more than really lets the whole set burn brightly all the way through. Title sinclude "I Still Love You" by Seven Souls, "When We Get There" by Paul Anka, "Night Owl" by Bobby Paris, "I'll Always Need You" by Dean Courtney, "What's It Gonna Be" by Susan Barrett, "Exus Trek" by Luther Ingram, "The Ice Man" by Billy Watkins, "Dance With Me" by The Blendells, "One More Hurt" by Marjorie Black, "Better Use Your Head" by Dennis D'Ell, "I've Got The Need" by Spooky & Sue, and "Miss Treatment" by The Incredibles. Also includes a few surprising 70s tracks – like "I Wanna Give You Tomorrow" by Benny Troy, "In The Bottle" by Brother To Brother, and "What A Difference A Day Makes" by Esther Phillips. CD

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✨✧ VariousMotown Northern Soul ... CD
Motown (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Northern soul from the source – over two dozen 60s soul stompers from Motown Records – most of them the kind of underground grooves that have always been prized on the Northern scene! The work here moves past obvious Motown hits, and really shows the kind of hard-burning stormers that set fire to the British all night dance scene in the 60s – music that moved the mods, then continued to help redefine our understanding of soul for decades to come! The set's a treasure trove of gems – some of which would cost you a pretty penny as original singles – and titles include "For The Love Of Mike" by Patrice Holloway, "You Can Do It" by Kim Weston, "Crying In The Night" by The Monitors, "Baby Come Home To Me" by Shorty Long, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, "You're Gonna Love My Baby" by Barbara McNair, "I've Been Blessed" by Bobby Taylor, "Look What You Done Boy" by The Lollipops, "I Miss You Baby" by Marv Johnson, and "Keep On Loving Me" by Frances Nero. CD

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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection – 75 Definitive Hits (3 CD set) ... CD
Rhino (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Film (14 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch
Harmless (UK), Late 60s/2014. New Copy 14 x 7 inch box set ... Out Of Stock
A stunner of a soul set – put together to support the film on England's Northern Soul scene! The package is worth it for the music alone – a massive 28 tracks that stand together as one of the sweetest Northern Soul collections we've seen in years – a really great choice of material that mixes classics from the scene with the sort of newly-discovered gems that have really kept the scene going for far longer than anyone might have expected back in the 60s and 70s. All work here is of late 60s vintage, and the heavy box includes fourteen 7" singles – all in pic sleeves too – with a special 60 page book of shots from the movie too. Titles include "Back Street" by Edwin Starr, "Your Autumn Of Tomorrow" by The Crow, "I Really Love You" by The Tomangoes, "Stick By My Baby" by The Salvadors, "Come On Train" by Don Thomas, "Lonely For You Baby" by Sam Dees, "Suspicion" by The Originals, "Gone With The Wind Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend, "I Surrender" by Eddie Holman, "I'm Cumun Home In The Mornun" by Lou Pride, "You're Wanted & Needed" by Gwen Owens, "They'll Never Know Why" by Freddy Chavez, "Crying Over You" by Duke Browner, "Exus Trek" by Luther Ingram, "Tear Stained Face" by Don Varner, and "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain. 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 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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Chuck Bridges & The LA HappeningChuck Bridges & The LA Happening ... LP
Vault, 1970. Very Good Gatefold ... $5.99
Only release from this obscure integrated rockin' soul group from LA. The sound is a bit more "rock" than Bobby Taylor & the Vancouvers, but the intention seems to be the same – with a lot of white players in the band, and lead vocals by one of the black members of the group. Not totally deep, but with a little bit of a northern feel. LP, Vinyl record album
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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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FormationsAt The Top Of The Stairs/Magic Melody ... 7-inch
MGM/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $7.99
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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Four PerfectionsI'm Not Strong Enough (vocal, inst) ... 7-inch
New Century Party (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $7.99
A really romping groove from The Four Perfection – a group who have some nice roughness around the edges, despite their name – almost a mis-match with the lead singer and the warmer harmonies, at a level that really gives the tune a lot of soul! The flipside's an instrumental – but still with the same soaring Northern Soul groove! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddy GilesSouthern Soul Brother – The Murco Recordings 1967 to 1969 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $14.99
A deep soul singer with a great ear for funk – presented here in some of his best recordings ever! Eddy Giles hails from Louisiana, but he has a sound that reaches out with a very northern vibe at times – a way of taking bluesy roots and fusing them with more contemporary modes – all in a style that's very much in the grittier side of the 60s soul spectrum! In fact, there's little here that would make you think of Louisiana when hearing the tunes – as Eddy's music has a vibe that's maybe more 60s Memphis, or west side Chicago – especially given the sharp use of guitar over stark, tight rhythms on the groovers. And Giles' vocals are totally great, too – steeped in southern soul, but also able to get up and groove with a James Brown vibe at times – especially on the standout singles in the set. The collection brings together work mostly issued on the Murco label, but also includes a Silver Fox single, and some unissued tracks as well – all to make for a much-needed look at Eddy during these key late 60s years. Titles include "Eddy's Go Go Train", "Soul Feeling (parts 1 & 2)", "Ain't Gonna Worry No More", "Tingling", "That's How Strong My Love Is", "So Deep In Love", "Pins & Needles", "Losin Boy", "I Got The Blues", "Happy Man", "Music", "Love With A Feeling", and "Don't Let Me Suffer". CD

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Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $6.99
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
(White label promo. Cover has some edge wear, a promo sticker, anda name in marker on back.)

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Tommy HuntSign Of The Times – The Spark Recordings 1975/1976 ... CD
Spark/Shout (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $8.99
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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JJ JacksonBoogaloo Baby/But It's Alright ... 7-inch
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good ... $6.99
One of the greatest pop soul singles of all time! Even though we hear it lots of times on oldies stations, we still get a thrill from the great raw sound of "But It's Alright" – especially the great choppy guitar bit on the intro! Plus, this original Calla pressing of the track also features an amazing b-side – the hard storming "Boogaloo Baby", which is an incredible Northern Soul track with a groove that just won't quit! Pounding piano, great crowd sounds on the chorus, and a runaway groove that never stops! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... CD
Tamla (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... $13.99
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! Kendricks really scores big with the classic "Keep On Truckin" – a tune that's virtually the blueprint for boogie, and which is echoed here by a few other great numbers that really stand out – tunes that preface disco to come, but which also still bear a very strong link to the richest styles of Motown soul! Northern soul legend Frank Wilson had a great hand in the record – penning some of the best cuts, co-producing with Leonard Caston, and handling arrangements with Caston and James Carmichael – and in addition to "Keep On Truckin", other titles include "Darling Come Back Home", "Not On The Outside", "Any Day Now", "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". CD

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Eloise LawsLove Factory – The Invictus Sessions ... CD
Invictus/Sequel (UK), 1970s. Used ... $14.99
The first-ever compilation of the legendary Invictus work by this great 70s soul diva! Eloise was the lesser-known sister of Ronnie, Hubert, and Debra Laws – and during the mid 70s she recorded her best work at the Invictus label with the Holland-Dozier-Holland team. This CD features 15 great tracks from those years, including her whole Ain't It Good Feeling Good LP, plus bonus tracks. The CD features the northern soul killer "Love Factory", plus nice ones like "Love Goes Deeper Than That" (12 inch mix), "Ain't It Good Feeling Good", "Where Did We Go Wrong", "Touch Me", "Stay With Me", and "Put A Little Love Into It" (12 inch mix). CD
(Out of print.)

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Mary LoveLay This Burden Down – The Very Best Of Mary Love ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
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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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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Mitch Ryder & The Detroit WheelsBreakout/You Get Your Kicks ... 7-inch
New Voice/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $7.99
A breakout groove from the great Mitch Ryder – one of the first big cuts for this blue-eyed singer from Detroit – served up with tremendous arrangements and production from the great Bob Crewe! The tune's got a core that's all Detroit soul, but a fuller presentation that really shows Crewe's magic in the studio – and Mitch's vocals have this weird sort of sneer that's somewhere between Kim Fowley and Iggy Pop! "You Get Your Kicks" is another great soul-styled number – pure Detroit in the piano lines over the Northern groove – but nicely different in the vocal delivery! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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SharpeesTake Me To Your Leader/Darkness Of The Night ... 7-inch
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $6.99
A great one from Chicago's Sharpees – an upbeat, uptempo groove that shows why the group were one of the boldest things going in the Windy City at the time – and a male group who could easily match the best that Detroit had to offer! The tune's got a nice bit of grit at the bottom, but also a soaring Northern Soul groove – and rough leads mix with sweet harmonies in a very nice way! Speaking of harmonies, "Darkness Of The Night" is a great ballad cut from the group – laidback sweet soul, with some amazing vocal interplay! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Chuck SimmonsHustler's Strut – Rare & Unreleased Lower Ninth Ward New Orleans Funk 1965-1975 ... LP
Funky Delicacies, Mid 60s/Mid 70s. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
As the title says, the set's filled with rare funk tunes from New Orleans – all late 60s/early 70s material by Chuck Simmons, mostly issued as obscure 45s! The tunes on the set are different than the usual New Orleans funky stuff – as they've got traces of both more southern soul and Detroit bass work on them, stretching past the usual heavy clunk of the New Orleans sound to pick up influences from James Brown, P-Funk, and other northern soul acts. Includes the totally great break track "Funky Broom", plus "Hustler's Strut (parts 1 & 2)", "Everybody Needs Somebody", "Don't Create Complications", "Lay It On Me (parts 1 & 2)", "Doin The Sissy", and "Am I Grooving You". 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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✨✧ Willie & The Mighty MagnificentsPlay That Funky Beat (On Scene '70/Very Soulful) ... CD
All Platinum/Sequel (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $11.99
Excellent compilation of rare funk tracks by this groovy soul combo! Willie and crew were one of the rawer acts to record on the legendary New Jersey All Platinum label – and they have a hard sound that takes off from some of the rawer groups of the 60s, and moves into a tighter 70s funk groove. This long-overdue CD features both of the band's albums on All Platinum – On Scene '70 & Very Soulful – plus a nice batch of bonus cuts, including a number of unissued sides! The tracks are a mix of raw funk and northern soul – and the material stands in strong contrast to some of the smoother New Jersey soul on All Platinum – like that of The Moments and Sylvia. Included are such classics as their semi-hit "Funky 8 Corners" (both vocal and instrumental versions!), "Riding High", "Toe Jam", "Play That Funky Beat", "Say It Again", "Psycho", "Think Funky", "Soulin", "Check It Baby", "Bowlegged Woman", "Without You", "Come On Back", and "My Thang". 29 cuts in all – and all super-heavy! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAin't That Something! ... CD
Hayley (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $9.99
Ain't That Something indeed – a treasure trove of previously-unreleased soul music by some of the underground greats of the 60s and 70s! The focus here is most strongly on the Detroit scene, where the Hayley Records crew managed to score some great rarebits from the vaults of producers and artists – but there's also tracks recorded in other cities as well, often in the same professional mode as the best indie work from the Motor City! Many of the tracks here have a style that's slightly more modern than the classic years of Northern Soul – and many numbers are in a warmer 70s soul mode, usually at a mellow or midtempo pace. Titles include "Over & Under" by Liz Taylor, "You've Got The Power" by Deon Jackson, "Ain't That Something" by Lynn Varnado, "One In A Million" by Steve Mancha, "The Entertainer" by Jimmy Ruffin, "Saving Myself For You" by Melvin Davis, "Let It Be Me" by Marshall Babb, "Love At First Sight" by JJ Barnes, "Painmaker" by Karen Pree, and "So Many Mountains" by Van McCoy. CD

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VariousEccentric Soul – The Tragar & Note Labels ... CD
Numero, Late 60s/1970s. Used 2CD ... $14.99
A double-length collection of work from two obscure Atlanta soul labels – the Tragar and Note imprints, both run by local producer Jesse Jones! Back in the day, Atlanta wasn't nearly as big of an outlet for soul records as it's become in recent years – so Jones' labels were key in showcasing under-exposed local talent in the city, a range of soul groups, solo singers, and funk combos – all produced here with a really fresh sound! Nearly every track here is super-obscure – and there's few southern soul cliches to get in the way of the music – no overdone blues, no Hotlanta disco, no Muscle Shoals copies – just honest-to-goodness indie soul at its best – full of life, vitality, and personality – all presented with the usual deep-digging Numero look at the artists in the notes. The package features a whopping 50 tracks in all – one of the biggest Numero collections so far – and together, they really tell the tale of this crucially overlooked scene – a key link between more familiar southern styles and rising Northern modes, all with a personality of its own. Titles include "All Because of You" and "Down In The Country" by Tee Fletcher, "The Hump" and "Tipping Strings" by The Knights, "Somebody Got A Help Me" and "Love is So Mean" by Richard Cook, "I'll Show You With Love" by Young Divines, "Watch The Dog That Bring The Bone" by Sandy Gaye, "Messing Around" by Bobby Owens & The Diplomats, "I Think It's Time" by Alice Swoboda, "Black Midnight" by JJ Jones, "That's How Much I Love You" by Eula Cooper, "Let's Get Funky" by Langston & French, "You Got A Spell On Me" by Bill Wright, "Strange Feeling" by Nathan Wilkes, "Shake Daddy Shake" by Eula Cooper, and "Nitecap" by L Daniels. CD
(In the original slipcover!)
 
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✨✧ VariousCanadian Racer – A Fine Selection Of Obscure Tracks From The Canadian Valuts ... CD
Follow Me/Indestructible (France), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
If this is Canada, take us to the Great White North! Our northern neighbors never sounded so funky – and this jam-packed selection of tracks brings together a Canadian scene of the 70s that's every bit as great as musical scene in the US. The set's stuffed with work by a host of tight little combos, and also even features a few rare vocal numbers that are surprisingly soulful – all of them the sort of obscure tracks that were never issued outside of the maple leaf nation, and which now change hands between collectors at super-rare prices. Includes some killer jazzy numbers – and the set list includes "Funky Feeling" by Bill Martin, "If I Were A Carpenter" by Don Carrington Trio, "Kgee" by Floyd Lawson & The Heart Of Stone, "Hook & Sling" by Frank Motley & The Hitchhikers, "Savin Grace" by Doug Riley, "Coco Boogaloo" by Marius Cultier, "Party On The Block" by Clive Bradley, and "Psychedelic Party" by Patsy Galant. 14 cuts in all! CD
 
 
 



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