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OpalNorthern Line/Empty Bottles/Soul Giver ... 12-inch
One Big Guitar (UK), 1985. Very Good (pic cover)... $19.99
12-inch, Vinyl record
(Cover has light wear.)

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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $9.99 18.99
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 CD features a non-stop 25 track mix by Andy – one that changes things up a bit on the segues, but still really maintains the overall integrity of the tunes. 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. CD

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VariousCapitol Northern Soul (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Universal (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $79.99
A stunning selection of Northern Soul tracks from Capitol Records – a label that's mostly known for bigger hits by The Beatles and Beach Boys in the 60s, but a surprisingly strong powerhouse of soul as well! The package brings together specially-pressed 45s in a very limited box – and focuses on the kind of rare, obscure tracks that are currently burning big in the global Northern Soul scene – all upbeat groovers that you'll have a pretty hard time finding on original 45s! Titles include "True Love" by Alexander Patton, "I Hurt On The Other Side" by Jerry Cook, "Stolen Hours" by Patrice Holloway, "By Yourself" by Jay D Martin, "Love Slipped Through My Fingers" by Sam Williams, "Say You'll Be Mine" by The Rosebuds, "A Lonely Man" by The Outsiders, "I Walked Away" by Bobby Paris, "Sweet Sweet Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Keep On Climbing" by Magnificent Men, "Come Go With Me" by Gloria Jones, "So Is The Sun" by The World Column, "The Girl's Got It" by Billy Preston, and "Face Up To The Truth" by Doris Troy. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numbered, limited edition of 2250 – plus download for all the tracks in the set!)

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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 ... $12.99 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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VariousKing Northern Soul ... CD
King/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 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 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 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's Classiest Rarities ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 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 ... $11.99 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 ... $11.99 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 ... $11.99 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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VariousRare Collectable & Soulful Vol 1 – Northern Soul's Holy Grail ... CD
RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A long-overdue look at the rich soul legacy of RCA Records in the 60s – a label that may well be known for its big pop hits, or its achievements in Nashville – but also a surprising powerhouse of of upbeat, uptempo soul when it came to their singles! For some special reason, RCA really seemed to allow a hell of a lot of creative freedom in the soul department – unlike their country, which was often very strictly controlled in terms of production – and the result is a huge amount of extremely creative, extremely groovy, and pretty damn soulful tracks that come together beautifully on this set! Many singles were pressed in small numbers, and hardly ever circulated or promoted at the time – which means that the whole thing definitely lives up to the "rare collectable" in the title – and the set also features some tracks that appear here for the first time ever! Titles on this first volume include "Ooh It Hurts Me" by The Cavaliers, "Change Your Ways" by Willie Kendrick, "Take Me Away" by Carolyn Cooke, "Today Is My Day" by Dean Courtney, "I'm Just A Man" by The Insiders, "Having Fun" by The Bobbettes, "Push A Little Bit Harder" by The Metros, "It Didn't Take Much To Fall In Love" by Percy Wiggins, "I'll Never Forget You" by The Metros, "Love Sick" by The Dynamics, and "Mend The Torn Pieces Of My Heart" by Lorraine Chandler. CD

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VariousRare Collectable & Soulful Vol 2 – Northern Soul's Holy Grail ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1997. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A long-overdue look at the rich soul legacy of RCA Records in the 60s – a label that may well be known for its big pop hits, or its achievements in Nashville – but also a surprising powerhouse of of upbeat, uptempo soul when it came to their singles! For some special reason, RCA really seemed to allow a hell of a lot of creative freedom in the soul department – unlike their country, which was often very strictly controlled in terms of production – and the result is a huge amount of extremely creative, extremely groovy, and pretty damn soulful tracks that come together beautifully on this set! Many singles were pressed in small numbers, and hardly ever circulated or promoted at the time – which means that the whole thing definitely lives up to the "rare collectable" in the title – and the set also features some tracks that appear here for the first time ever! Titles on this second volume include "Dance Little Girl" by The Cavaliers, "Love Is So Wonderful" by Dean Courtney, "Movin' Too Slow" by The Exciters, "You Only Live Twice" by Lorraine Chandler, "My Imagination" by The Metros, "Can't Let You Go" by The Geminis, "American Dollar" by Willie Kendrick, and lots lots more. CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern & Rare Soul Collector – Together For The First Time – Originally Unreleased ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), New Copy ... About October 1, 2016
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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Warner (UK), New Copy ... About October 15, 2016
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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... CD
Charly (UK), New Copy ... About October 14, 2016
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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Weekender – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul ... LP
Charly (UK), New Copy ... About October 14, 2016
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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #65 – A Tribe Called Quest/David Bowie/Northern Soul – Summer 2016 ... Magazine
Wax Poetics, 2016. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Wax Poetics goes deep into the legacies of hugely important heroes with dual cover features – with the increasingly legendary (and deservedly so) A Tribe Called Quest on the front and David Bowie on the back! The Tribe feature takes a thorough look at their debut People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm LP, and the Bowie piece focuses on his time in Philly, soaking up the city's soul sound and bringing those influences to his Young Americans era and beyond. Issue 65 has a bunch of other great articles, too – including items on Anderson.Paak, Aloha Soul, Esperanza Spalding, Northern Soul and more. Magazine

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✨✧ VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
Also available Andy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD 9.99
 
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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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Chuck ArmstrongShackin Up ... CD
R&R/Essential, 1976. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
An obscure album of southern funky soul from Chuck Armstrong – an artist we know from his earlier funky 45 work in Chicago, but who sounds quite different on this set! The album was produced by George Kerr in New Jersey, but it's got a rolling, vamping approach on most cuts – a sound that's somewhere between Muscle Shoals and the nascent Jackson style of the 70s – a bit smoother than 60s deep soul, but still with a mighty nice edge – and handled perfectly by Kerr! Chuck's vocals are well-suited to the set, and a few numbers bear traces of his earlier more northern sound – and the whole thing's the kind of rare soul killer that only turns up once in a blue moon. Titles include "Sweet Foxy Woman", "You Got To Deal With It", "Shackin Up", "Goodness Gracious", "I'm A Lonely Man", "She Had The Right", and "Nightmare". CD

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✨✧ ArtisticsThis Heart Of Mine/So Much Love In My Heart ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy ... $9.99
One of the greatest cuts ever from this hip Chicago soul group – an early gem from their initial Okeh Records days, and a fabulous track that equally balances rich soul harmonies with a Northern Soul groove! "So Much Love In My Heart" has great harmonies too – almost a bit raspier than the main cut, but in a way that make them even more powerful – while the legendary Carl Davis gives the whole thing a fab Chi-soul sound! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy ButlerRight Tracks – The Complete Okeh Recordings 1963 to 1966 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The complete Okeh label recordings of Billy Butler – Jerry Butler's lesser-known brother, but an even more grooving artist on the Chicago soul scene of the 60s! Billy's work at Okeh is easily some of the best of the all-great imprint – tracks that step, slide, and groove along in a flurry of tight-edged Chi-soul rhythms – nearly all of which are produced by the legendary Carl Davis, with arrangements from Johnny Pate and Riley Hampton! Billy's in the lead on vocals, but nearly all numbers have a strong harmony soul component too – support from The Four Enchanters or Chanters – in a mode that echoes The Impressions' style of the time somewhat, but which also carries more of the Butler-family emotive quality, thanks to the stronger lead. This is the first time all this material has ever been brought together so well – and the package features great notes and a number of previously unissued titles as well – including some rare versions and instrumentals that are sure to get some play from Northern Soul listeners. Titles include "Found True Love", "Lady Love", "Gotta Get Away", "Can't Live Without Her", "Right Track", "Boston Monkey", "Does It Matter", "Fighting A Losing Battle", "To Be Or Not To Be", "Singing The Blues", and "You're Gonna Be Sorry". CD

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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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Alice Clark/The DevonnesYou Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me)/I Couldn't Build A World (With You On The Outside) ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... $9.99
A wonderful early groove from Alice Clark – a tune that's a bit more Northern Soul than some of her 70s work – with a soaring blend of strings and rhythm that really knocks it out of the park with her amazing voice! The Devonnes step out on the flipside with "I Couldn't Build A World" – served up here in a special edited mix that really makes the blend of vibes and female vocals sound wonderful! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseCornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ... LP
United Artists, 1972. Very Good- ... $4.99
A wonderful album from this enigmatic soul group! Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose were one of a handful of early 70s groups – like Chairmen Of The Board or 100 Proof Aged In Soul – who had a sound that was incredibly hard to peg. There were bits of southern rawness in the vocals, but the overall approach also had plenty of elements of smoother Northern Soul, and wasn't afraid to use strings or uptown arrangements when they were needed. This album's their best, and features 10 tracks written by Eddie Cornelius, plus a great little cover of Al Green's "Let's Stay Together". Tracks include the sublime easy soul number "Too Late To Turn Back Now", choppy odd groover "Treat Her Like A Lady", and the cuts "Gonna Be Sweet For You", "Let Me Down Easy", and "Lift Your Love Higher". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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Glories/OpalsI Worship You Baby/You're Gonna Be Sorry ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1964/1968. New Copy ... $8.99
Two girl soul rarities – back to back on a single 45! "I Worship You Baby" is one of the best cuts ever from The Glories – an upbeat Northern Soul number that has the harmonies really moving along with the groove! The Opals are maybe even better on the flipside – working with Curtis Mayfield, who wrote "You're Gonna Be Sorry" – in this loping midtempo mode that's Windy City 60s soul at its best! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $8.99
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
(Blue & green label pressing. Cover has sticker.)

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Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fat Fish/Essential, 1966. New Copy ... $11.99 14.99
Excellent early work by Leon Haywood – recorded way back in the mid 60s, when he was knocking around the LA indie scene with a very soulful groove! Back in those years, Leon wasn't singing as much, just playing piano and organ in a mixture of soul and jazz instrumental modes – all hard-stepping with a very strong northern soul groove, and some of the heaviest production ever to come out of the west coast in the 60s! The whole album's a killer – extremely grooving, and with a blend of styles that keeps things fresh all the way through. Titles include "Ray's Theme", "Soul Cargo", "Fat Fish", "The Sidewinder", "Spice Of The Blues", "River's Invitation", and "The Preacher". CD features bonus tracks – including "Baby Reconsider", "Hey Hey Hey", "Skate A While", and "Ever Since You Were Sweet Sixteen". CD

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IkettesCan't Sit Down 'Cos It Feels So Good! – The Complete Modern Recordings ... CD
Modern/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Forget Tina Turner – we'll take Ike's backup singers, who sound great all the way through this collection! The Ikettes may never have had the fame of Tina, but back in the early and mid 60s, they were actually scoring a few more hits – and these recordings for the Modern label represent the group at their height – stepping firmly into righteous soul territory, shaking off any girl group cliches, and avoiding any of the stereotypes that could sometimes mar Ike Turner's projects. There's a really special sound here – one that's got bits of Motown, bits of R&B, and bits of Northern Soul – all wrapped together perfectly and delivered with sock-solid vocals from singers Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, and Venetta Fields. The CD features all the material from the girls' full album for Modern – Soul The Hits – plus loads of other singles and even some unissued tracks! Titles include "Fine Fine Fine", "Camel Walk", "Sally Go Round The Roses", "Cheater", "You're Trying To Make Me Lose My Mind", "I'm So Thankful", "Don't Feel Sorry For Me", "Can't Sit Down Cos I Feel So Good", "Lonely For You", "Sha La La", "It's Been So Long", and "Nobody Loves Me". CD

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✨✧ Jive FiveI'm A Happy Man – The UA Album Plus Bonus Singles (Jive Five Featuring Eugene Pitt) ... CD
United Artists/Shout (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
A great little album of group soul – recorded by indie label favorites The Jive Five, and just about their only album for a big label. Horace Ott produced and arranged, and he nicely takes the group's earlier doo wop style into a 60s harmony groove – adding in some arrangements that have a bit more of a kick and a northern groove, and helping the group come up with some tasty little numbers filled with hooks and riffs that let them still show off their vocal skills. Titles include "I'm A Happy Man", "Prove Every Word You Say", "I Remember When", "Hang On The Corner", "A Bench In The Park", "Falling Tears", and "Ha Ha". This great Shout UK CD edition includes 6 bonus singles: "In My Neighborhood", "Then Came Heart Break", "You Promised Me Great Things", "You" and the Eugene Pitt numbers "Why Why Why" and "Another Rainy Day". CD

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✨✧ Thelma JonesSecond Chance – The Complete Barry & Columbia Recordings ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1976/1978. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Two great slices of work from vocalist Thelma Jones – her late 60s singles for the indie Barry label, and her tighter work for Columbia recorded nearly a full decade later! The first half of the set has Jones hitting hard in a tight Northern Soul mode – a socking 60s approach to the groove that's got echoes of deep soul on the vocals, but which also often bumps along with a tight sense of rhythm on the bottom – sometimes even a bit of funk as well! Titles from these years include Jones' excellent original take on "House That Jack Built" – a tight funky version that's way better than Aretha Franklin's – plus the cuts "Stronger", "Never Leave Me", "Gotta Find A Way", "I Won't Give Up My Man", "Mr Fix It", and "Give It To Me Straight". The second half of the set features material from Jones self-titled 1978 album for Columbia – a sweet blend of southern and modern soul, with some fantastic arrangements by Bert DeCoteaux, who also produced the set in a wonderful way that lets Jones retain the deeper qualities of her vocals, but also glide nicely on some warmer modern touches. There's a really unified feel to the whole record, and tracks are a range of work by 70s songwriting greats that include Sam Dees, Leon Ware, Grey & Hanks, and Gamble & Huff. Features the excellent single "How Long", plus "I Can Dream", "Salty Tears", "Stay Awhile With Me", "I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love", and "Now That We Found Love". 22 tracks in all – and a long-overdue collection! CD

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Lew KirtonJust Arrived ... LP
Alston, 1980. New Copy (reissue)... $11.99
Great work from this oft-overlooked smooth soul singer! Lew Kirton was part of the Miami soul scene that centered around TK Records in Florida – but he has a smooth sexy style that reminds us a lot more of northern modern soul singers – especially the most sophisticated side of the New York scene! This debut could easily stand next to late 70s material by Roy Ayers, or some of the best by Leroy Hutson – with some slight deep soul elements that might recall material by Sam Dees or Prince Phillip Mitchell. Like all those references, Kirton has a great way of grooving, but still hanging onto a deeper, more personal style in the lyrics. The songwriting is wonderful, a perfect match for Lew's deep vocals – and titles include "Something Special", "Why Should I Get Jealous", "Love I Don't Want Your Love", "Time To Get With It", and "Love Secret Agent". LP, Vinyl record album

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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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Lee MosesTime & Place ... CD
Maple/Future Days, 1971. New Copy ... $12.99 15.98
A lost deep soul set from Lee Moses – a relatively obscure vocalist, but one who we'd rank right up there with James Carr, Wilson Pickett, or any of their contemporaries! Lee's music has a hard southern soul feel to it – sounding almost like a pile of 45s from a label like Sound Stage 7, or some more obscure imprint from below the Mason-Dixon line – even though the record was issued on the Maple label up north. And possibly it's Lee's odd northern placement with a deeply southern style that never got him his due back in the day – but that loss is our gain, as the record's an under-discovered treasure that's filled with really hard-wailing soul tunes! There's a slightly garagey feel to the production – quite gritty at times, with even more of an earthier undercurrent than you'd hear on work from Memphis or Muscle Shoals – and Lee matches this sound wonderfully with a really raspy approach to vocals. Titles include a great version of "California Dreaming", plus the tracks "Time & Place", "Got That Will", "Every Boy & Girl", "Hey Joe", "Free At Last", and "Adorable One". CD

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PlattersMusicor Years ... CD
Musicor/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The Platters reached their greatest fame at the end of the 50s – but we've always been much bigger fans of their mid 60s work for Musicor, sides that took the group into much stronger soul territory – and featured some tremendous tunes in both sweet and Northern soul styles! By the time of these tracks, lead singer Tony Williams – the group's "voice" in their classic years – had long since departed, and in his place was the rougher, more soul-styled vocalist Sonny Turner – a great singer who really transformed the group's sound, along with producers Luther Dixon, Popcorn Wylie, and others, who cooked up The Platters' groove with plenty of Detroit and New York soul touches of the time! Given the initial sophistication of The Platters sound, the group were a perfect choice to take on some of the classier modes of 60s soul – and as you'll hear on this set, they had an incredible way with a tune that really pulled out the hooks and set a personal edge on their tunes, even when they were working with tracks done by other artists. And despite a few standout hits from this stretch, most of the group's work is far lesser-known – making this overstuffed CD a great discovery in 60s soul – a much-needed look at some excellent tunes that really slipped through the cracks over the years, most likely because of a focus on the group's bigger early hits. 28 tracks in all, with great notes on the music – and a set list that includes "Sweet Sweet Lovin", "Goin Back To Detroit", "Devri", "Doesn't It Ring A Bell", "With This Ring", "I Love You 1000 Times", "Baby Baby", "Singalingaloo", "Get A Hold Of Yourself", "Washed Ashore", "Sonata", "Why", "What Name Shall I Give You My Love", and "Think Before You Walk Away". CD

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Wendy ReneAfter Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... CD
Stax/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 15.99
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". CD
Also available After Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... LP 21.99

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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 ... $21.99 26.98
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
Also available After Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... CD 11.99
 
 
 



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