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

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VariousBack To The Beat – The Legend Of Northern Soul – Rare Breed Rhythm & Soul 1956 to 1962 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $19.99
A set that's got Northern Soul in the title, but which instead focuses on the raw grooves from the generation before – the upbeat, hard-wailing R&B material that first took shape in the postwar years – then went on to become a huge driving force behind soul music at the start of the 60s! Many of these cuts are right on the cusp – tracks with maybe a bit more class and a bit less blues than R&B of a few years before, and with soaring vocal leads that really show the growing role of a singer in the generation of soul. There's a few very early cuts by artists you'll know from later years – mixed with lots more obscure singles – in a set that includes the titles "She's So Fine" by Big Boy Myles, "Bit Oak Tree" by Herbert Hunter, "Troubles" by Joe Simon, "What You Bet" by Ricky Rezell, "Come On Home" by George Allen, "That's A Good Idea" by Grover Mitchell, "Take A Giant Step" by The Profiles, "I'm Going Home" by Prince Conley, "These Tears" by Mary Johnson, "Too Young" by Dale Cunningham, "Third Window From The Right" by Dean Barlow, "Sugar Diabetes" by Eddie Banks & The Five Dreamers, and "Something Funny Is Going On" by Bertha Tillman. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousBest Northern Soul All Nighter Ever! ... CD
Virgin (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 2 CDs ... $11.99
... CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousHeart Of Northern Soul – Wigan Casino Memories ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $19.99
Northern soul, but with a very special twist – as the cuts here were all big numbers that played on the dancefloor of Wigan Casino, the huge hotbed of British soul in the 70s – all selected by Russ Winstanley, who was one of the first DJs at the club! But even apart from that British embrace of the music, the real appeal here is rock-solid American soul – tracks that are groovers, but in a way that's different than the hits we enjoyed in the US – all picked by real enthusiasts who really wanted to open the door to new sounds. The set features a total of 16 tracks in all – most upbeat 60s northern, with some 70s numbers too – and titles include "Trick Me Treat Me" by Cobblestone, "You Don't Love Me Anymore" by Johnny Caswell, "Satisfied" by Ben Aiken, "I Love You Baby" by Cindy Scott, "And Suddenly" by The Cherry People, "You Didn't Say A Word" by Yvonne Baker, "I'm Com'Un Home In The Morn'Un" by Lou Pride, "Help Me (inst)" by Al Wilson, "Skiing In The Snow" by The Invitations, "I Go To Pieces" by Gerri Grainer, and "Woman Love Thief" by Stemmons Express. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousIn Crowd – The Story Of Northern Soul ... CD
Sequel (UK), Late 60s. Used 2CD ... $16.99
A great little 2CD set – one that provides an excellent introduction to the genre known as Northern Soul, and which features 50 classic tunes that are among some of the biggest of the scene! Tracks include "All For You" by Earl Van Dyke, "The In Crowd" by Dobie Gray, "I'll Do Anything" by Doris Troy, "Girls Are Out To Get You" by The Fascinations, "Sweet Darling" by Jimmy Soul Clarke, "Open The Door To Your Heart" by Darrell Banks, "Just Like The Weather" by Nolan Chance, "Hit & Run" by Rose Batiste, "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene, "One In A Million" by Maxine Brown, "Unsatisfied" by Lou Johnson, "I Need My Baby" by Jackie Beavers, "In The Long Run" by Curtis Blandon, "Mr Blue" by Cody Black, "Stubborn Heart" by The Sheppards, "Bari Track" by Doni Burdick, "Gonna Be A Big Thing" by The Yum Yums, "Sister Lee" by Sam Ward, "Run For Cover" by The Dells, "Come Back Baby" by Nella Dodds, "Desiree" by The Charts, and "Sufferin City" by Johnny Copeland. CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousMirwood Northern Soul ... LP
Mirwood/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 18.98
Killer work from one of the smokinest soul labels of the west coast scene of the 60s – mighty Mirwood Records, a company that's kept the Northern Soul scene humming for decades! Mirwood wasn't one of the biggest, or most chart-topping labels – but the company came up with some incredible work in the uptempo mode that's really held strongly over the years. The label boasted some great singers with a straightforward, no-nonsense approach – often working with tight rhythms and rolling piano lines to send the tunes home with a solid sort of punch! This special vinyl-only set features some of the most crackling cuts from the Mirwood catalog – 14 titles that include "Do The Temptation Walk" by Jackie Lee, "That Beatin Rhythm" by Richard Temple, "My Little Girl" by The Bob & Earl Band, "I Wanna Do Everything For You Baby" by The Mirettes, "I Can't Get Away" by Bobby Garrett, "Is She In Your Town" by Curtis Lee, "Mine Exclusively" by The Olympics, "Where There's A Will" by Jimmy Thomas, "I Can't Stop You" by The Performers, "Stubborn Heart" by The Sheppards, and "Don't Pretend" by The Belles. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousModern Northern Soul ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), New Copy ... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)
... CD

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VariousMr M's Northern Soul 1974 to 1981 – Wigan Casino Oldies Presented By DJ Dave Evison (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Time (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $22.99
The cover and title might be a bit obscure, but the set's a wonderful collection of unusual soul tracks from the late 60s and early 70s – music that originally got big play at the British Northern hotbed of Wigan Casino – but sounds that are more than great enough to hear in any sort of context! What's especially great about the set is that it goes past the slavish adherence to soul cuts from obvious sources – because while some of these songs are from rare 45s, others are from major label albums, or even by artists you might not normally file under soul, but who really fit the bill with the cuts chosen for this collection! The first two CDs feature a whopping 50 tracks in all – with very detailed notes on the music – and titles include "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "You Don't Love Me Anymore" by Johnny Caswell, "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb, "Polk Salad Annie" by Tony Joe White, "Everybody Dance Now" by Little Caesar & The Empire, "Wanting You' by Jimmy Bee, "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" by Sandi Sheldon, "Cause You're Mine" by The Vibrations, "Compared To What" by Mr Flood's Party, "K-Jee" by The Nite Liters, and "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene. CD3 features an interview with DJ Dave Evison of the club – which also features songs in between the spoken bits! CD

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VariousNorthern & Rare Soul Collector Vol 2 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $18.99
Rarer-than-rare tracks from the glory days of the Northern Soul scene – a set that features some tracks that weren't originally issued on 7" singles, and others that circulated amongst DJs with fake labels on the wax! Yet the rarity isn't the main appeal here, it's the music – soaring, uptempo soul of the best possible kind – the kind of lost cuts that go way past Motown, and way past hit soul of the 60s – showing off singers who really hit their stride when they're away from the limelight, including a few who were hitting bigger fame a few years before. Titles include "Don't Start None" by The Mayfield Singers, "Gotta Get Closer To My Love" by The Show Stoppers, "I'm In Love With Your Daughter" by Thee Enchanters, "Not My Girl" by The Platters, "You're The Dream" by Roscoe Shelton, "Nothing Can Stop Me" by Major Lance, "What's With This Loneliness" by Chuck Jackson, "I'll Always Need You" by Len Barry, "That Lonely Night" by George Jackson, "Fell In Love" by Oscar Wright, and "Try Me For Your New Love" by Junior McCants. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Floorfillers (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Demon (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The call 'em floorfillers for a reason – as the tracks are so great, so groovy, you can't help running out to the dancefloor! This collection's a brilliant batch of the kind of cuts that first earned the term on the UK scene back in the day – obscure American soul cuts from the 60s, which got heavy spins at the important underground British clubs that really helped give soul music a wider global audience! These tracks go way past familiar Motown numbers and oldies – and titles include "Right Track" by Billy Butler, "Out On The Floor" by Dobie Gray, "Love Makes A Woman" by Barbara Acklin, "I Can't Help Lovin You" by Paul Anka, "Since I Found My Baby" by The Metros, "Love On a Mountain Top" by Robert Knight, "Soul Time" by Shirley Ellis, "Hold On To My Baby" by The Cavaliers, "He's Coming Home" by Beverly Ann, "Trying To Find My Woman" by Lou Courtney, "Sliced Tomatoes" by The Just Brothers, "The Snake" by Al Wilson, "Who Who Song" by Jackie Wilson, "The Chase Is On" by Johnny Howard, "Blowin Up My Mind" by The Exciters, "Love Factory" by Eloise Laws, and "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend. LP, Vinyl record album
(Super-heavy vinyl package!)

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 6 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Upbeat soul with plenty of polish – but never in a way that dampens the groove at all! Instead, these tracks mark a huge new level of sophistication in the soul world of the 60s – sounds from smaller labels who were learning the lessons of Motown – able to fuse together tight rhythms, great singers, and some strong arrangements that really send the whole thing home! In other words, if you dig the sound of 60s Motown, you'll find plenty here to love – even though the music here is much more obscure overall, pulled from smaller labels and even including some never-issued tracks from back in the day. As usual with Kent records, both the song choice and presentation is superb – excellent sound throughout, and notes that really illuminate this lost soul underground. CD features 24 tracks that include "Sunshine Love" by Difosco, "I Wanted To Tell You" by Little Nicky Soul, "Why You Wanna Treat Me The Way You Do" by The Hyperions, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Peggy Woods, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Fidels, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Love Hangover" by Jean Carter, "Naughty Boy" by Jackie Day, "Wait A Minute" by The Kittens, "Sad Tomorrows" by Noony Rickett, "Young Boy Blues" by Daniela Stone, and "Nomad Woman" by Jock Mitchell with the Fabulous Agents. CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – All-Nighter Anthems (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Warner (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... Out Of Stock
Two albums' worth of tracks that set the Northern Soul scene on fire at the end of the 60s – American rare soul from back in the day, but tunes that were appreciated even more by the British soul audience – who helped some of these tracks achieve legendary status through their all-night action on the dancefloor! The tunes here are all upbeat, and most are from the late 60s or very start of the 70s – and while most numbers are tracks that first broke big back in the day, there are others here that show the evolving ear of the Northern Soul crowd – as they continue to dig for new and obscure tracks over the decades since they initially got started. The package features 28 tracks in all – and titles include "Walking Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "What's Wrong With Me Baby" by The Invitations, "Open The Door To Your Heart" by Darrell Banks, "Go For Yourself" by Larry Lester, "Break Out" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, "Dance Dance Dance" by The Casualeers, "Skiing In The Snow" by The Invitations, "No 1 In Your Heart" by Herbie Goins & The Night-Timers, "Some Kind Of Wonderful" by Soul Brothers Six, "You're Ready Now" by Frankie Valli, "Mean It Baby" by Carl Hall, "Bring Your Love Back To Me" by Linda Lynell, "I Just Can't Live My Life" by Linda Jones, "That's When The Tears Star" by The Blossoms, "Move On Up" by Curtis Mayfield, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Both Ends Up Against The Middle" by Jackie Moore, "Here I Go Again" by Archie Bell & The Drells, and "Something New To Do" by Bobby Sheen. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ VariousDore Northern Soul – LA Black Music Magic ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of soul from the legendary LA indie label Dore Records – home to some of the finest 60s sides on the west coast – a top-shelf lineup that's never been represented this well! Dore had a few key groups at the time – a young Whispers, and the excellent Superbs – but also cut work by some other great artists too – all with a level of care and class to match the best soul sides coming from New York or Detroit at the time! The Dore approach manages to have a sparkle without losing any sort of edge – careful production and instrumentation, but a real respect for the voices in the lead, too. This means that the label can come up with an upbeat groove that rivals the Detroit sound on the dancefloor – yet also really let the singers and groups do their thing, too. LP-only collection features 14 tracks in all – most rare singles from the label – and titles include "Gone With The Wind" by Rita & The Tiaras, "I'm Givin You Notice Baby" by The Fidels, "What Did You Gain By That" by Kenard, "Your Ship Of Fools" by Ray Marchand, "My Lonely Feeling" by Milton James, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Puffs, "Nitty Gritty City" by The Swans, "Why Does It Feel So Right" by Shades Of Jade, "Keep On Movin" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Gettin Back Into Circulation" by The Entertainers IV, and "I Wanna Do It With You Baby" by The Superbs. LP, Vinyl record album

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

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✨✧ VariousHere Comes The Night Owl – Northern Soul Revue (2017 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
There's a huge amount of early Philly soul here – lots of tracks from the classic years of the Cameo/Parkway label, plus a few other choice bits too – all wrapped up in a Northern Soul collection that owes almost nothing to the style of Detroit! The package features great tracks by obscure artists, and obscure tracks by bigger singers – brought together with the kind of top-shelf track selection that makes us love releases on the Outta Sight label so much. There's plenty here that goes way past the obvious – and titles include "Heartaches Away My Boy" by Christine Cooper, "Night Owl" by Bobby Paris, "Country Girl" by Vickie Baines, "Envy" by The Orlons, "You Didn't Say A Word" by Yvonne Baker, "Girl Don't Make Me Wait" by Bunny Sigler, "Packing Up" by Damon Fox, "Deep Dark Secret" by Dee Dee Sharp, "My Heart Your Heart" by Janie Grant, "Picture Me Gone" by Evie Sands, "Comin Home Baby" by Dee Dee Sharp, and "It's Rough Out There" by Jerry Jackson. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition!)

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✨✧ VariousNorthern & Rare Soul Collector – Together For The First Time – Originally Unreleased ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A stunning set of rare soul from the glory days of the Northern Soul years – and even more amazing because none of these tunes were ever issued at the time! Yet these aren't second-hand cuts that have lain in the vaults, nor the dregs of good recording sessions – and instead, these are killer tracks that finally saw the light of day on various reissues over the decades – years after their conception, but with enough space to have gotten them plenty of spins on later generations of Northern Soul dancefloors. The work is all wonderful – really top-shelf material that's right up there with Detroit or Philly classics – often recorded by artists you'll know from other great singles too. Titles include "Push A Little Harder" by The Metros, "Honey Please Stay" by United Four, "Turn Back The Hands Of Time" by Lonnie Youngblood, "I Wish You The World Of Happiness" by Shirley Turner, "I'm Not Afraid" by Sharon Scott, "You Only Live Twice" by Lorraine Chandler, "The Magic Touch" by Melba Moore, "It's Torture" by Maxine Brown, "Ooh It Hurts Me" by The Cavaliers, and "Hey Girl" by Porgy & The Monarchs. LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ VariousSoul Satisfaction ... CD
MCA (UK), 1960s. Used ... Out Of Stock
An excellent collection of rare Northern Soul material – featuring winners from Universal-related labels, like MCA, ABC, Dot, and other long-gone imprints! There's some really classic material on here – the kind of tunes that shaped the scene, and which always come up again and again in discussions of the music – and titles include "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "Thanks For A Little Lovin" by The Trends, "Self Soul Satisfaction" by Earl Jackson, "Lend A Hand" by Bobby Hutton, "I Thought You Were Mine" by Natural Four, "What Good Am I" by Jaibi, "Love Runs Out" by Willie Hutch, "Cracked Up Over You" by Danny White, "You're Falling In Love" by Betty Everett, "One Wonderful Moment" by The Shakers, "Take Away The Pain Stain" by Patti Austin, "I'm Gonna Love You A Long Time" by Patti & The Emblems, and "The Larue" by Lada Edmund Jr. CD
(Out of print.)

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Blues & SoulIssue 1034 ... Magazine
Blues & Soul (UK), 2017. New Copy ... $8.99
That's the mighty John Morales on the cover – part of a nice feature on the excellent 4th collection in his mixes series for BBE! The issue's got plenty more soul coverage, too – both past and present – with articles on Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild, Mica Paris, Eric Benet, Shalamar, DJ Harvey, and Roots Manuva – as well as the continuing B&S chart of the best 500 singles of all time, a bit of Northern Soul rarities, Richard Searling looking at soul singles in 1967, and more – including some music reviews and other news too! Magazine

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John CapouyaFlorida Soul – From Ray Charles To KC & The Sunshine Band (hardcover) ... Book
University Of Florida Press, 2017. New Copy ... $18.99 24.95
A long-overdue look at the soul scene in Florida – 60s and 70s music from the Sunshine State that sometimes never gets the proper placement as sounds from northern locales like Philly or Detroit – but which was every bit as important over the years! Author John Capouya does a really great job here – as the book is huge, and filled with information that Capouya pulled together from interviews with a number of key singers and musicians – then layered with a lot more historical detail that really illuminates the different local scenes in Florida, as does the wealth of great photos in the book as well – images not just of soul singers, but also clubs, streets, and even record companies too. Chapters focus on key artists – James & Bobby Purify, Ray Charles, Sam & Dave, Jackie Moore, Latimore, Timmy Thomas, and others – but there's also plenty more in between their stories, in a way that really gets at the nature of the changes over the years, and the unique musical culture that was brewing up down south. 396 pages, hardcover, with lots of great black and white photos, and very detailed notes as well. Book

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Jean WellsSoul On Soul (limited edition 3 x 7" set) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3 x 7" (pic cover)... $24.99 26.98
A treasure trove of deep soul, Northern groovers, and funky numbers from the mighty Jean Wells – easily one of the most accomplished soul singers of her time! Jean's got a voice that knocks it right out of the park, right away – a style that burns deeply on the mellow cuts, and soars to the heavens on the groovers – and she works here with impeccable production from Clyde Otis, who always seems to know just the right way to bring out the best in a singer like Wells. But even more notable is the fact that Jean wrote a good number of tunes here herself – quite unusual for a female soul singer of her generation – and an aspect that makes the collection especially noteworthy as a documents of the deep talents shown by Wells while recording these sides for the Calla label. This limited edition triple 7" single package is mighty great – with a slipcover that contains notes on the music, and a total of 6 tracks that include "What Have I Got To Lose", "Have A Little Mercy", "With My Love & What You've Got", "Take Time To Make Time For Me", "He Ain't Doing Bad", and "Somebody's Been Loving You". 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and some of the more uptempo Detroit groovers – as the work here burns on so many different levels – often with a style that reflects some of the nascent soul coming out of Chicago on labels like Chess and Vee Jay, the latter of whom is featured here amidst a range of other imprints that include Wand, Atlantic, Scepter, Time, Old Town, and Brent – all of whom released some of these early Detroit soul tracks as singles back in the day. In true Ace/Kent fashion, the set also features a few unreleased gems, plus a wonderful set of notes on the city's soul scene – alongside tracks that include "Nosey Folk" by The Del-Phis, "Answer Me" by Vivian Collins, "Can't We Get Together" by Harry Reid, "Here I Am" by Betty Lavette, "Shakin Fit" by The Pyramids, "That's No Way To Spend My Time" by The Pen Ettes, "Wedding Bells" by Melvin Davis, "You Lied" by Marva Josie, "Think A Little Sugar" by Barbara Lewis, "Just One More Time" by JJ Barnes, "My Letter" by Priscilla Page, "I Know How It Feels" by Laura Johnson, "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones, "Come Back To Me" by La Wanda William, "I Cried For My Last Time" by The Sonnettes, and "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately. CD

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VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
Funky female soul galore – a killer set of rare tunes that's one of the best sets of this type we've ever stocked! The SuperFunk crew at BGP have gone through the rich array of labels handled by the company – pulling out some massive tunes that really push our understanding of female soul – taking things way past the obvious hits and girl group numbers, into hard and heavy-stepping territory that we really love! Most of the tunes on the set are completely new to our ears, and there's a great mix of northern and southern funk styles that keeps things super-fresh. Drums crackle, basslines pound, and the gals belt it out loud, clear, and funky on a set of 20 tracks that includes "Tell Me What's Wrong" by Lynn Varnado, "Listen Here" by Valorie Keys, "Know What To Do When You Get It" by The Genies, "Heavy Heavy Hangs My Heart" by Vera Hamilton, "Better Get A Move On" by Louise McCord, "Pounds Of Soul" by Betty Bibbs, "Ooh Wee Baby" by Delilah Moore, "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Staying At Home Like A Woman" by Lynn Varnado, "Hold On This Time" by Fontella Bass, "Mr Fix It" by Thelma Jones, "I'm Glad I Got Over You" by Jeanette Jones, "One Way Street" by Little Ann, and "It's Too Late For Tears" by Rene Bailey. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKent's Cellar Of Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.99
A really socking collection of 60s soul – reissued with great notes, excellent sound, and a stunning selection of tunes that includes many many rare numbers! The package is made up nearly entirely of tracks from rare singles – and the groove runs from Northern Soul, to sock boogaloo soul, to hard-stepping female numbers, and even a bit of funk! The groove is very strong all the way through, and titles include "Chain Reaction" by The Spellbinders, "A Lot Of Love" by Homer Banks, "She's Looking Good" by Rodger Collins, "My Elusive Dreams" by Moses & Joshua Dillard, "You Gave Me Somebody To Love" by The Dreamlovers, "Get It From The Bottom" by The Steelers, "I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "Shine It On" by Vernon Garrett, "Keep My Woman Home" by Danny White, "She Shot A Hole In My Soul" by Clifford Curry, "Save Your Money" by Lonnie Mack, "You Left The Water Running" by Barbara Lynn, "That's How Strong My Love Is" by OV Wright & The Keys, "Soul Serenade" by Beau Dollar & The Coins, "The Real Thing" by Tina Britt, "Hole In The Wall" by The Packers, and "Karate Boo Ga Loo" by Jerry O. CD

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VariousLost Soul Treasures Vol 5 ... CD
Sounds Of Soul, 1960s. Used ... $9.99
27 killer cuts – a beautiful pile of rare soul 45s, with a blend of hard soul, southern soul, northern soul, and sock-boogaloo soul! Titles include "I'm A Fool, I Must Love You" by The Falcons, "All I Want Is You" by Big Al Downing, "You Got It And I Want It" by Andre Williams, "Substitute For Love" by Watson & Williams, "Sally Sue Brown" by Arthur Alexander, "Funky Drop" by Harmonica Fats, "I Hurt Myself" by Lee Shot Williams, "My Mother's A Funky Chicken" by Pat Holben Trio, "Shotgun Wedding" by Roy C, "Man Without A Woman" by Matt Brown, "I'm Walking Away" by Denise Chandler, "Pee Wee" by Robbie Montgomery, "Out Of This World" by Gino Washington, and "Victim Of Circumstance" by Mike & The Censations". Great stuff, and like having a soul collector make you a tape of his best stuff! CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousPopcorn Soul Party – Blended Soul & R&B 1958 to 1962 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 50s/Early 60s. New Copy ... $18.99
Cool snapping grooves with plenty of soul – that special kind of sound that's come to be known as "popcorn" soul by collectors over the years – and which is often a great bridge between 50s R&B and the later sounds of the 60s! If you know the tune "Fever", you'll know the pace at which many of these tunes move – a midtempo vamp that's mighty darn hip – and which often has a sinister sound that sounds especially great way into the wee hours of the morning! This isn't storming Northern Soul, but instead something a lot more slinky – served up here on 16 tracks that include "Feelin Kinda Lonesome" by Willie J Charles, "Dance By Yourself" by Justin Jones, "Lucky Is My Name" by Bruce Cloude, "Big Boy" by Ki Ki Page, "The Hammer Keeps A Knockin" by Faye Adams, "Up In Smoke" by Johnny Appalachian, "My Guardian Angel" by Jimmy Breedlove, "Love You The Best" by Ernie K Doe, and "Betty Mae" by Roger Green. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSoul Potential – A Collection Of New Soul Classics ... CD
Acid Jazz, 2013. New Copy ... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)
A whole new set of mod soul smokers – contemporary cuts, but mostly recorded with a vibe that hearkens back to the sound of London in the 60s – which means plenty of influence from Motown and other Northern Soul sources, plus an occasional touch of jazzy Hammond too! These tracks are all recent, but really showcase the Acid Jazz talent for getting an older style right – not exactly pure 60s, but more the best Brit blue-eyed modes – of the sort you might have heard when Style Council could hit a groover like this, or when some of the more recent Acid Jazz acts are at their best. Titles include "Pandora" by Men Of North Country, "Girlfriend" by The Filthy Six, "Return To Space" by Twisted Tongue, "Ordinary Joe" by Jasmine Kara, "No More Heroes" by Night Trains, "From Now On" by Magnus Carlson, and "Sex Is On Fire" by Jerk Juice. CD

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VariousSoul Potential – A Collection Of New Soul Classics ... LP
Acid Jazz, 2013. New Copy ... About November 1, 2017 (delayed)
A whole new set of mod soul smokers – contemporary cuts, but mostly recorded with a vibe that hearkens back to the sound of London in the 60s – which means plenty of influence from Motown and other Northern Soul sources, plus an occasional touch of jazzy Hammond too! These tracks are all recent, but really showcase the Acid Jazz talent for getting an older style right – not exactly pure 60s, but more the best Brit blue-eyed modes – of the sort you might have heard when Style Council could hit a groover like this, or when some of the more recent Acid Jazz acts are at their best. Titles include "Pandora" by Men Of North Country, "Girlfriend" by The Filthy Six, "Return To Space" by Twisted Tongue, "Ordinary Joe" by Jasmine Kara, "No More Heroes" by Night Trains, "From Now On" by Magnus Carlson, and "Sex Is On Fire" by Jerk Juice. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousSouvenirs Of The Soul Clap Vol 1 – Jonathan Toubin's New York Night Train ... LP
Norton, Late 50s/1960s. New Copy ... $9.99
Upbeat soul and plenty of grooves – all hand-picked tracks that bring the spirit of the legendary Soul Clap nights to the home listener! The series is done by Norton records in support of DJ Jonathan Toubin – who's created a unique groove on the New York scene by starting with Northern Soul, then working his way backwards into a range of grittier styles from the early years of soul and rock as well! The Soul Clap specialty is the rare 45 from the years before funk – and tracks on the collection really live up to the fire and spirit of their legendary nights. Titles on this first volume include "Monkey Man" by Gene Burkes, "Tough" by Lord Luther & The Counts, "Detroit Michigan" by Ronnie Love, "Do The Duck" by The Autographs, "I Got Loaded" by Little Bob, "Down In The Basement" by King Coleman, "The Bird Train" by The Chessmen, "What Goes Up Must Come Down" by Ruby Johnson, "Hot Buttered Buns" by What's Happening, and "The Break" by Marlynns. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Blues & SoulIssue 1033 ... Magazine
Blues & Soul (UK), 2017. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
For over 1000 issues, Blues & Soul has been a crucial publication in the world of R&B – and for good reason, too! The magazine's always got its ear to the ground for the best up-and-coming talent, mixed with a strong eye on the classics too – and as proof, this issue features articles on producers James Day and Mike City – with other features on Decosta Boyce, Craig David, Erykah Badu, Simon Law, The Impressions, and more – as well as Richard Searling on Northern Soul, Ralph Tee on modern soul, and even an entry in the magazine's listing of the 500 all-time soul singles! Magazine

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✨✧ Leon HaywoodSoul Cargo (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Fat Fish/Essential, 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousManhattan Soul Vol 3 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A really special set of soul tracks – and one that's got a vibe that's maybe even different from the previous two Manhattan Soul collections! This package is filled with the kind of overlooked gems that sometimes get lost because people are a bit too focused in their record-collecting tastes – mellow cuts that are still a bit funky, deep soul from up-north sources, and even some group numbers that are neither upbeat and Northern, nor slow enough to be mellow harmonies. Instead, these cuts together really defy the rules – showing that in the deeper corners of the New York underground, there were always great new ideas going on – not work that was trying to challenge the stars at Atlantic, or the Brill Building best – but instead very happy to just do their own thing, in some very groovy ways. The work comes from the Wand, Scepter, and Musicor family of labels – better-known for big hits, but also very dedicated to cool indie singles that only seem to be getting their due in more recent years. CD features 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Giving Up" by Junior Lewis, "Now That You're Gone" by Sonny Turner & Sound Limited, "Open Up Your Heart" by Dan & The Cleancuts, "Every Little Bit Helps" by Helen Henry, "Two Stupid Feet" by The Shirelles, "The Same Old Song" by The Dinos, "Nobody Made You Love Me" by The Charts, "Fun City Woman" by Ann Bailey, "The Landlord" by The Tabs, "Does Love Believe In Me" by Melba Moore, "Mr Schemer" by Brenton Wood, "You Picked Me" by The Soldier Boys, and "Never In My Life" by Lee Moses. CD

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

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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album

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Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You ... CD
Pride/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1973. New Copy ... About December 20, 2017
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

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ChapparralsShake Your Head ... CD
Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy ... About December 20, 2017
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern scenes, and which could still come across with a lean sort of energy, even when hitting tight on the money for the dancefloor! These guys are a perfect summation of that groove – and the album's a blistering blend of bassy rhythms and tight instrumentation – including some mighty sweet keyboards that snake wonderfully alongside the guitar and horns, sometimes with some wild moogy touches that are almost P&P funk. The whole thing's great – one of those albums that's rare, but mighty satisfying too – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Shake Your Head (parts 1 & 2)", "Stop Cheating On My Lady", "Country Girl", "Hittin It", "Jam Around The World", and "The Brew". CD

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ChapparralsShake Your Head ... LP
Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... About December 20, 2017
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern scenes, and which could still come across with a lean sort of energy, even when hitting tight on the money for the dancefloor! These guys are a perfect summation of that groove – and the album's a blistering blend of bassy rhythms and tight instrumentation – including some mighty sweet keyboards that snake wonderfully alongside the guitar and horns, sometimes with some wild moogy touches that are almost P&P funk. The whole thing's great – one of those albums that's rare, but mighty satisfying too – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Shake Your Head (parts 1 & 2)", "Stop Cheating On My Lady", "Country Girl", "Hittin It", "Jam Around The World", and "The Brew". LP, Vinyl record album
 
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✨✧ Brother Ahh & The Sounds Of AwarenessKey To Nowhere ... CD
Manufactured/Divine, 1983. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Cosmic righteousness from Brother Ahh – aka Robert Northern – best known for his work with Sun Ra, but a force behind some wonderfully soulful records of his own! This album's one of Ahh's later works – self-released in 1983, with a conception that's fuller than his earlier works – almost in an Alice Coltrane spiritual mode, with tracks that emphasize consciousness, healing, well being, and awareness. Ah plays flute and French horn on the album – and other instrumentation includes percussion by Nasar Abadey and Barbara Burton-Tuten, bass from Mike Bowie, harp and mbiri from Jeff Majors, and guitar from Marvin Tuten. Most tracks are instrumentals – building in a nice Phil Cohran-ish way – but a few numbers feature vocals. And titles include "Sekou", "Nature's Blues", "Key To Nowhere", "Hanifah", "Motherless Child", "Celebration", and "The Void". CD

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✨✧ Brother Ahh & The Sounds Of AwarenessKey To Nowhere ... LP
Divine/Manufactured, 1983. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Cosmic righteousness from Brother Ahh – aka Robert Northern – best known for his work with Sun Ra, but a force behind some wonderfully soulful records of his own! This album's one of Ahh's later works – self-released in 1983, with a conception that's fuller than his earlier works – almost in an Alice Coltrane spiritual mode, with tracks that emphasize consciousness, healing, well being, and awareness. Ahh plays flute and French horn on the album – and other instrumentation includes percussion by Nasar Abadey and Barbara Burton-Tuten, bass from Mike Bowie, harp and mbiri from Jeff Majors, and guitar from Marvin Tuten. Most tracks are instrumentals – building in a nice Phil Cohran-ish way – but a few numbers feature vocals. And titles include "Sekou", "Nature's Blues", "Key To Nowhere", "Hanifah", "Motherless Child", "Celebration", and "The Void". LP, Vinyl record album
(Volume 3 in the Brother Ahh series!)

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Mose AllisonI Don't Worry About A Thing/Moses Alive ... CD
Collectables/Atlantic, 1962/1966. Used ... $6.99
2 Atlantic sessions from Mose – back to back on one CD! I Don't Worry is one of Mose's first albums for Atlantic – a great set of soulful jazz vocals, done in a rootsy style that has some slight New Orleans touches – and a nice sort of beat undercurrent! The sound of the set follows nicely from Mose's earlier work for Prestige and Columbia – with Mose on piano, plus Addison Farmer on bass and Osie Johnson on drums. The set features 10 tracks in all – including "I Don't Worry About A Thing", "It Didn't Turn Out That Way", "Your Mind Is On Vacation", "Stand By", "Meet Me At No Special Place" and "The Song Is Ended". As you'd guess by the title, Mose Alive is recorded live, with a bit more of a hip flair than some of his earlier work for Prestige and Columbia, but still with those great vocals that went onto influence a generation of beatnik jazz singers. Mose has more than a bit of New Orleans in his tone – but he's also got some northern distance from his material, bringing a nice bit of wit into the recordings. There's a total of 11 tracks including "Parchman Farm", "Smashed", "Seventh Son", "Fool's Paradise", "Baby Please Don't Go", and "The Chaser". CD
 
 
 



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