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VariousCatacombs – Temple Street, Wolverhampton 1968 to 1974 – The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD CD format
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 CD format
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 CD format
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 – The Soundtrack To Your Life ... CD CD format
Essential, 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 14.98
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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VariousSoul Galore – The Northern Soul Of Brunswick – 26 Classics & Rarities From Chicago's Finest ... CD CD format
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s-Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99
Stellar soul singles on Brunswick – nearly all of which come from the prime mid-to-late 60s period at the legendary Chicago label – with Jackie Wilson, Billy Butler, Barbara Acklin, Gene Chandler, Erma Franklin, Lavern Baker and many more! There's a tight focus here on mid-to-late 60s Brunswick – all of them great – and many are quite rare. There are some modest or regional hits in the set, but most might have been forgotten if not for the devotion of the Northern Soul scenes to come. It's got a number of uptempo stormers, midtempo groovers and some sweet surprises. Soul galore, indeed! Includes "Soul Galore" by Jackie Wilson, "Have More Time" by Marvin Smith, "Oh Linda" by Leroy Taylor, "I'll Bet You" by Billy Butler, "There Was A Time" by Gene Chandler, "Sweet, Sweet Revenge" by Alvin Valentine, "A Strange Way" by The Loreleis, "Just Ain't No Love" by Barbara Acklin, "I'm The Only One To Do It" by Lavern Baker, "California Montage" by Young-Holt Unlimited and many more. CD

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VariousTouch Of Northern Soul – 25 Dance Floor Classics To Touch Your Soul ... CD CD format
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99
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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VariousWigan Casino Soul Club – Station Road, Wigan 1973 to 1981– The Original Sound Of Northern Soul, Popcorn & R&B ... CD CD format
Charly (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 CDs ... $12.99 13.98
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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VariousMove On Up – The Very Best Of Northern Soul (3CD set) ... CD CD format
Universal (UK), New Copy ... Mid-March, 2015
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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 5 ... CD CD format
Kent (UK), New Copy ... Late March, 2015
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VariousOdyssey – A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968 to 2014 (8CD/2DVD) ... CD CD format
Harmless (UK), New Copy ... Early March, 2015
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New VariousDouble Cookin – Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals ... CD CD format
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Dancefloor cookers from the prime Northern Soul years – all instrumental numbers on this sharp compilation on Kent – 45 sides from a labels like Money, Villa, Swan, King, Epic and Warner Brothers! For all the wonderful Kent soul compilations we've gotten our dusty fingers on over the years, it's a wonder they're never been one devoted to instrumentals – until now! Rhythms roll along at a tight tempo, the tight guitars punch it up, some strings soar, and a pounding Northern beat keeps it all stomping! Those core elements are key, but others weave in an out, from hand claps on the beat, to organ grooves, bursts of brass and more. 24 tracks in all: "Double Cookin" by Checkerboard Squares, "Make Me Yours" by Arthur Wright & His Orchestra, "Festival Time" by San Remo Golden Strings", "The Sounds Of Lane" by Tracks To Your Mind, "Champion Pt 1" by Willie Mitchell, "The Guys From Uncle" by The Spy, "Stirrin Up Some Soul" by The Mar-Ketts, "Hey America (Sing Along)" by James Brown, "California Montage" by Young-Holt Unlimited and more. CD

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New VariousMotown Northern Soul ... CD CD format
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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New VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection – 75 Definitive Hits (3 CD set) ... CD CD format
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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New VariousNorthern Soul – The Film (14 x 7" single box set) ... 7-inch 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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New VariousNorthern Soul – The Film (2CDs/DVD) ... CD CD format
Harmless (UK), Late 60s/2014. New Copy 2CD & DVD ... 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 54 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 titles include "I Gotta Find Me Somebody" by The Vel Vets, "Crying Over You" by Duke Browner, "Exus Trek" by Luther Ingram Orchestra, "Your Autumn Of Tomorrow" by The Crow, "Come On Train" by Don Thomas, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "I Was Born To Love You" by Herbert Hunter, "She'll Come Running Back" by Mel Britt, "Little Love Affair" by Patrinelle Staten, and "You Don't Love Me" by Epitome Of Sound. And if that's not enough, the set also includes a bonus DVD – with an interview with Elaine Constantine, director of the film – plus an audio interview with legendary Northern Soul DJ Richard Sterling, and a slide show of his most cherished relics from the scene in the 70s. CD

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

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

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New VariousDouble Cookin – Classic Northern Soul Instrumentals ... CD CD format
Kent (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Dancefloor cookers from the prime Northern Soul years – all instrumental numbers on this sharp compilation on Kent – 45 sides from a labels like Money, Villa, Swan, King, Epic and Warner Brothers! For all the wonderful Kent soul compilations we've gotten our dusty fingers on over the years, it's a wonder they're never been one devoted to instrumentals – until now! Rhythms roll along at a tight tempo, the tight guitars punch it up, some strings soar, and a pounding Northern beat keeps it all stomping! Those core elements are key, but others weave in an out, from hand claps on the beat, to organ grooves, bursts of brass and more. 24 tracks in all: "Double Cookin" by Checkerboard Squares, "Make Me Yours" by Arthur Wright & His Orchestra, "Festival Time" by San Remo Golden Strings", "The Sounds Of Lane" by Tracks To Your Mind, "Champion Pt 1" by Willie Mitchell, "The Guys From Uncle" by The Spy, "Stirrin Up Some Soul" by The Mar-Ketts, "Hey America (Sing Along)" by James Brown, "California Montage" by Young-Holt Unlimited and more. CD

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New VariousKeep The Faith – The Best Of Northern Soul ... CD CD format
Sony (Japan), 1960s. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
A set that really lives up to its title, then goes a bit further too – as it not just brings together a host of Northern Soul classics, but also turns up a fair bit of 60s gems that have only been rediscovered in recent years – some surprising entries from the deep catalog of Columbia Records and RCA – all brought together here in a massive 52 track package! We're usually used to getting a set this great from the UK, but the Japanese-only collection is overflowing with rare upbeat groovers – massive soul cuts that include "I Need You" by Shane Martin, "I Can't Help Loving You" by Paul Anka, "Soul Time" by Shirley Ellis, "Eternally" by The Charmaines, "Don't Pity Me" by Sue Lynn, "The Cheater" by Bob Kuban, "Too Darn Soulful" by Morris Chestnut, "Paris Blues" by Tony Middleton, "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend, "I Can't Hold On" by Lorraine Chandler, "There's Nothing Else To Say" by The Incredibles, and "I'm Coming To Your Rescue" by The Triumphs. CD
 
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Jonathan ButlerJonathan Butler (2 CD expanded edition with bonus tracks) ... CD CD format
Zomba/Cherry Pop (UK), 1987. New Copy 2 CDs ... $9.99
A really breakout set from Jonathan Butler – a double-length album that really has the singer/songwriter taking off! Butler's really finding his best groove here – that mature blend of soul, jazzy bits, and a good ear for a hook – all done in that crossover careful style that helped Jonathan find a huge new audience up here in the Northern Hemisphere – and which continues to make this set one of Butler's best-remembered moments. Titles include "Lies", "Love Songs Candlelight & You", "Holding On", "I Miss Your Love Tonight", "One More Dance", "Barenese", "Overflowing", "Loving You", "Say We'll Be Together", and "Give A Little More Loving". CD features bonus tracks too – including "Song For Jon", "Holding On (ext)", "Lies (edit)", "Thinking Of You (inst)", and "Overflowing (ext)". CD

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Johnny CaswellYou Don't Love Me Anymore/IOU ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Decca/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $7.99
We're not sure if we've ever heard Johnny Caswell before, but we fell in love right away once this single got going! "You Don't Love Me" has this nice downturn on the initial groove, then picks up some cool marimba and trumpet – which are mixed in with a romping Northern groove to almost create an A&M undercurrent at times – a nice match for Caswell's popcorn soul vocals! The flipside's got a similar approach – almost pop soul, but a bit deeper too. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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FormationsAt The Top Of The Stairs/Magic Melody ... 7-inch 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 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 CD format
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 LP format
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good ... $11.99
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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HesitationsNew Born Free ... LP LP format
Kapp, 1968. Very Good ... $9.99
A landmark record from one of the greatest underground vocal groups of the 60s! The Hesitations take the theme to "Born Free", and through some magical soul, turn it into a Civil Rights-era anthem of freedom and pride. The rest of the record is equally great – with a good mixture of uptempo tracks done in a bouncy northern groove, handled with production and arrangements by Teacho Wiltshire, and a pretty raw down-home edge overall! Titles include "Let's Groove", "Overworked & Underpaid", "Love Is Everywhere", "Don't Go", "Push A Little Harder", "Without Your Love", and "We Can Do It". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a radio station tracklist sticker, some wear, and an ink stamp on the back.)

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Tommy HuntSign Of The Times – The Spark Recordings 1975/1976 ... CD CD format
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 7-Inch
Calla, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
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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New Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... CD CD format
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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Lew KirtonJust Arrived ... CD CD format
Alston/Warner (Japan), 1980. New Copy ... $13.99
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". CD

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New Eloise LawsLove Factory – The Invictus Sessions ... CD CD format
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 CD format
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 CD format
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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New 100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed ... LP LP format
Hot Wax, 1970. Good+ ... $4.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for smaller labels in the 60s – but who really bursts out of the box here with great presentation from the Holland Dozier Holland empire! The record features some great songs by General Johnson and Greg Perry – and Perry also handled some of the production work for the record – really pushing the group with the sort of full, rich sound the Chairmen Of The Board brought to their own work. Titles include "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)", "One Man's Leftovers", "Love is Sweeter", "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number", and "Back Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has wide masking tape and pieces of clear tape on all seams, a tracklist sticker, address label, and some stains. Labels have some pen.)

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Patty & The EmblemsGolden Classics ... CD CD format
Collectables, Mid 60s. Used ... $5.99
Sweet female soul from Philly – 60s work by Patty & The Emblems, a group in the tradition of Gladys Knight & The Pips, or more specifically, Brenda & The Tabulations, in that the quartet is fronted by a female singer, with a trio of guys doing backup harmony. Patty's got a great voice – a little raw, which makes for a nice counterpoint next to the smoother sounds of the guys – and the Ben/Lee production on the tracks gives most of the tunes a strong mid 60s romping Northern groove. The CD features 20 tracks in all – with titles that include "Mixed Up Shook Up Girl", "You Took Advantage Of A Good Thing", "I'm Gonna Love You A Long Time", "My Heart's So Full Of You", "What's The Use", "Showdown", "You Can't Get Away", "Don't Put Me Down", "I'm So Confused", and "He Brought Sunshine In My Life". CD

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Chuck SimmonsHustler's Strut – Rare & Unreleased Lower Ninth Ward New Orleans Funk 1965-1975 ... LP LP format
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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New Bettye Swann/Bobby Angelle/Delilah Moore/PeanutsStars Of Money EP ... 7-inch 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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UptightsThere's Gonna Be A Better Day Coming/How Long Must I Wait For You ... 7-inch 7-Inch
Soul 7 (UK), 1969. New Copy ... $4.99
A snapping groove gets this one going right from the start – romping snare a nice undercurrent to the riffing guitar and bold, raw vocals in the lead – all of which come together with this great sort of charm, in almost a cross between Northern and deep soul styles of the time! "How Long" is nice too – a bit more romping and catchy, but still with more of those great raw vocals! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousAin't That Something! ... CD CD format
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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New Hampton HawesNorthern Windows ... CD CD format
Prestige/Universal (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the best David Axelrod-assisted albums from the early 70s – a sweet batch of funky cuts with arrangements and backings handled by Axe, and loads of great keyboard lines from the legendary Hampton Hawes! The record really bubbles with the warm and soulful approach Axelrod was using at Fantasy – kind of a step off his stark modern sound at Capitol, but still done with just the right amount of space and appreciation of a funky rhythm. The great Carol Kaye is on bass, and Hawes plays some totally sweeeeeeeet electric keys on the set – really stretching out in ways that are different than some of his acoustic work of a few years before – yet still filled with the same rich sort of imagination. Titles include "Sierra Morena", "Go Down Moses", "Web", "Tune Axle Grease", and "C&H Sugar". CD
 
 
 



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