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Herbert HunterNorthern Soul Legend – Original Recordings From The Spar/Poncello & Ref O Ree Labels & More ... CD
Superbird (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $3.99
Great soul singles cut by Herbert Hunter in the 60s for the Spar, Poncello and Ref O Ree labels/imprints in the 60s – plus a handful of previously unissued number – excellent stuff recorded with legendary Nashville R&B guru Ted Jarrett as songwriter and producer! 15 of the 20 tracks were produced by Jarrett, who also wrote the majority of songs on here – giving the material a remarkably consistent (and consistently excellent) feel – but it's the gritty, charismatic and soulful vocals of Herbert Hunter that lead the way. Wonderful! Includes "Happy Go Lucky", "Diddlin' And Daddlin'", "La La La La", "I Was Born To Love You", "Don't Pity Me", "I Was Born To Love You", "I'm So Satisfied", "Big Oak Tree", "Oh Baby", "Don't Pity Me", "Somebody Somwhere" and more. CD

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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99
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
Also available Andy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD 11.99

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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul – A DJ Andy Smith Turntable Mix ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $11.99 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
Also available Andy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP 16.99

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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 ... $99.99
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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VariousFor Northern Soul Collectors Vol 1 ... CD
EMI (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CDs ... $10.99
A sprawling, double-sized set of Northern Soul singles – compiled by Richard Searling and with a focus on the pivotal mid 60s period – from the vaults of labels/imprints both big and small! It's got great singles issued at the time on Roulette, Capitol, United Artists, Sue, Veep, Minit, Liberty and more – mostly from '65-'68 – with some fairly famous names and comparably forgotten ones. Most of these tunes became rarities quite soon after they appeared – and it's s a massive set, too – with 50 tracks on 2CDs! Includes "Better Use Your Head" by Little Anthony & The Imperials, "Dance Dance Dance" by The Casualeers, "I'll Do Anything" by Doris Troy, "He Always Comes Back To Me" by Clydie King, "Movin' Away" by Kenny Lynch, "The Drifter" by Ray Pollard, "Breakout" by Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels, "My Dear Heart" by Shawn Robinson, River Of Tears" by by Barbara Banks, "She Blew A Good Thing" by The Poets, "I'm On My Way" by Dean Parrish and more. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul – Keep The Faith – 61 Allniter Classics (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $12.99
A mighty nice collection of Northern Soul gems – all pulled from the vaults of Columbia, CBS, Epic, Okeh, RCA, and related labels – and stuffed together in a package that's a hell of a bargain for all these rare tracks! And when we say "stuffed", we don't mean that the tracks are crammed thoughtlessly together – because there's a really wonderful sense of timing to the whole thing – a groove that starts out strong, and keeps going long! There's also a nicely updated feel to the selections, too – lots of tracks you wouldn't have found on a 60s soul collection 20 years back – partly because the cuts have only been uncovered in recent years, or because they fit well into the ever-evolving understanding of Northern Soul. 61 tracks in all – and titles include "Paris Blues" by Tony Middleton, "Temptation Is Calling My Name" by Lee David, "Moonlight Music & You" by Laura Greene, "I'm Not Ready" by Ujima, "Everybody's Going To The Love-In" by Bob Brady & The Con-Chords, "I'll Always Need You" by Dean Courtney, "That's What I Want To Know" by James Carr, "I Don't Want To Talk About It" by Nancy Ames, "He's Coming Home" by Beverly Ann, "I Still Love You" by Seven Souls, and "Born A Loser" by Don Ray. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul – The Soundtrack (180 gram pressing) ... LP
Harmless (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $34.99
A stunner of a soul set – put together to support the film on England's Northern Soul scene! The selected tracks 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, "Time" by Edwin Starr, "Suspicion" by The Originals, "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain, "Gone With The Wond Is My Love" by Rita & The Tiaras, and "Time Will Pass You By" by Tobi Legend. The vinyl version includes 27 incredible tunes on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album
(Really nicely done – on heavy 180 gram vinyl!)

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

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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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VariousRenfro Soul Story – Priceless Los Angeles Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Overlooked Northern Soul from LA's Renfro label – one of the smaller indies of the 60s, but a real treasure trove of high-quality material! The work here was mostly issued on small Renfro label releases, and a few more were leased to bigger labels like Amy or Bell – but overall, the collection of tracks is nicely obscure, but has a top-shelf level of performance all the way through! And like other LA soul of the period, there's a special sort of vibe going on that's different than Philly, Chicago, or Detroit – grooves that soar, but in a slightly different way – a real professionalism to the presentation, but never in a too-commercial way. The opener "Handwriting On The Wall" by Bobby Wisdom has one of the strangest, coolest bass lines we've heard on 60s soul single in a good little while, and this set's got a number of similarly winning numbers! 24 tracks in all – including "That Girl" by Carl Henderson, "Why Shouldn't A Man Cry" by the Attractions, "He's A Flirt" by The Sequins, "Nobody But Me", "Life Is Love" by Sam Cox, "Love Line" by Luke Day, "Just Believe" by John Westley, "The Tears" by Little Tony & The Hawks, "Nobody But Me" by the Stunners and lots more! CD

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VariousJust Keep On Dancing – Chess Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About August 1, 2016
Killer compilation of rare 45s from the Chess label, with many tracks by artists you know that weren't on LPs! The centerpiece is "Look At Me Now", by the young young Terry Callier, and other cuts include "Fat Boy Can Cry" by Billy Stewart, "I Just Kept On Dancing" by Doug Banks, "Thinkin' About You" by The Dells, "In Orbit" by Joy Lovejoy, "Sweeter Than The Day Before" by The Valentinos, and "The Devil Made Me Do It" by The Natural Four (pre-Curtom!). Lots more cool stuff by The Kittens, Eve Barnum, Maurice McAlister, Gene Chandler, Eddy Jacobs, Greg Perry, and other artists who recorded obscure singles for the label! CD

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VariousKing Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
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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VariousKing Northern Soul Vol 2 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
A side of King Records you'll probably not hear otherwise! The King label is famous for 50s R&B, 60s James Brown, and countless great country recordings – but they've also got a huge legacy of soul work by obscure and underground artists, many of whom never cut a full LP, and only ever got issued on singles for King, and subsidiaries like DeLuxe, Hollywood, or Federal. The set features 24 gems of this nature, most of which fall into the uptempo Northern Soul mode – including a few unreleased tunes, and plenty more rare ones! Titles include "Ain't You Glad" by Mill Evans, "I Don't Have To Worry" by Lori & Lance, "Mr Goodtime" by James Duncan, "Let Me Be (A Steppin Soul)" by Charles Spurling, "So Many Days" by The Vonns, "They're Trying To Tear Us Apart" by Mary Moultrie, "Daddy's House" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "What Can I Do" by Donnie Elbert, "She Made A Mistake" by Connie Austin, "One Hundred Years" by Freddie King, "Here's My Heart" by The Solars, and "Your Love" by The Stratoliners. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About July 1, 2016
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 ... About July 1, 2016
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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VariousOnce Upon A Time In Wigan – 24 Classic Northern Soul Hits ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... About August 1, 2016
A collection of rare Northern Soul tunes – packaged to accompany a play of the same name currently making a splash in the UK! But even if you can't see the play, the set itself is a great sampling of music that made the 70s Wigan scene groove – 24 tracks that include some great obscure singles, a few rare Stax tracks, and more uptempo, upbeat soul tunes than you could ever hope to find at one time! Titles include "Oh My Darlin" by Jackie Lee, "I Surrender" by Eddie Holman, "Try My Love" by Toni & The Showmen, "So Is The Sun" by World Column, "Breakaway" by Steve Karmen Band with Jimmy Radcliffe, "I'm Comin Home In The Morning" by Lou Pride, "Elijah Rockin With Soul" by Hank Jacobs, "Loving By The Pound" by Otis Redding, "That Beatin Rhythm" by Richard Temple, "My Little Girl" by Bobby Garrett, "A Case Of Love" by The Sequins, and "I'm On My Way" by Dean Parrish. CD

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

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✨✧ VariousMetropolis Stomp Time – Northern Soul From The Big City ... CD
Backbeats (UK), Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Hard-burning soul from the great stretch of the 60s – that magical latter half of the decade when the genre really exploded – and turned out thousands of amazing tracks on smaller indie labels! This package pulls together some of the best groovers of that generation – all hand-picked by Northern Soul expert Kev Roberts, and served up here with fidelity that's a lot better than most of the beat up 45s we've got in our collection! And with a massive 31 tracks on the set, the whole thing's a heck of a great deal too – with cuts that include "Do You Love Me Baby" by The Masqueraders, "Change Your Ways" by Willie Kendrick, "I Need You" by Shane Martin, "I Got My Heart Set On You" by The Toys, "Let's Get Back Together" by The Honeybees, "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" by The Gentlemen Four, "Tightrope" by Inez & Charlie Foxx, "In The Long Run" by Curtis Blandon, "I Got What It Takes" by Brooks & Jerry, "One In A Million" by Maxine Brown, "Walk Like A Man" by Johnny Moore, and "I'll Always Need You" by Dean Courtney. CD
 
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Tommy HuntSign Of The Times – The Spark Recordings 1975/1976 ... CD
Spark/Shout (UK), 1975/1976. New Copy ... $3.99
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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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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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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ManhattansDedicated To You ... LP
Carnival, 1965. Near Mint- ... $28.99
One of the greatest indie soul albums of the 60s – a hell of a debut from The Manhattans, who were singing with an incredible style even at this early point in their career! The album cooks seriously on all burners – and features both sweet harmony numbers and more upbeat Northern-styled tracks – all of which are recorded in sublime simplicity, so that the group's vocals dominate with a near doo wop approach to the tracks – yet have a fresh 60s crackle that never sounds hokey! Titles include "Follow Your Heart", "Can I", "The Boston Monkey", "Manhattan Stomp", "Searchin For My Baby", "What's It Gonna Be", and "Teach Me The Philly Dog". LP, Vinyl record album
(Beautiful Japnese pressing, on CBS – with great vinyl, cover, and obi!)

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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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Jack MontgomeryDearly Beloved/Do You Believe It ... 7-inch
Scepter/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy ... $8.99
A gem of a single from Jack Montgomery – both sides are great! Jack's got a rich vocal style on "Dearly Beloved" – almost in an early Garland Green style, which turns out to be a perfect foil for the stepping rhythms and soaring strings of the groove! "Do You Believe It" steps out with a stronger Northern Soul groove – and Jack really pushes his vocals to fit the pace, which punches up the lyrics in a really great way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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SharpeesTake Me To Your Leader/Darkness Of The Night ... 7-inch
One Der Ful/Secret Stash, Mid 60s. New Copy (reissue)... $5.99
A great one from Chicago's Sharpees – an upbeat, uptempo groove that shows why the group were one of the boldest things going in the Windy City at the time – and a male group who could easily match the best that Detroit had to offer! The tune's got a nice bit of grit at the bottom, but also a soaring Northern Soul groove – and rough leads mix with sweet harmonies in a very nice way! Speaking of harmonies, "Darkness Of The Night" is a great ballad cut from the group – laidback sweet soul, with some amazing vocal interplay! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Rose Valentine/Susan BarrettI've Gotta Know Right Now/What's It Gonna Be ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $9.99
Rose Valentine's a real burner on this Northern Soul goodie – a singer who belts it out as if she's working in a deep soul mode, with all the rich range that might imply – while the rhythm hits this stomping Detroit groove that's mighty nice! Susan Barrett's on the flipside – a singer we normally wouldn't turn to for soul sounds, but who really does a great job on "What's It Gonna Be" – thanks to a storming bassline that ensures that the track can do no wrong! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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VibrationsNew Vibrations ... LP
Okeh, 1966. Very Good+ (reissue)... $6.99
Killer Okeh soul by this great group from the 60s! The record covers both sides of The Vibrations' bag – from mellow moody vocal group standards, to uptempo groovers – of the sort that have always made the group a favorite with the Northern Soul scene! The album's a nice departure from the group's earlier work, as it shows them really locking in some great harmonies on the mellower cuts – but still able to really let loose when they want to! Titles include great versions of the cuts "Secret Love" and "Everybody Loves A Lover" – plus the tracks "Soul A Go Go", "Gonna Get Along Without You Now", "Forgive & Forget", and "For Your Love". LP, Vinyl record album

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

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James WellsMy Claim To Fame/Explosion – Disco Recharge (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Harmless (UK), 1978/1979. New Copy 2 CDs ... $16.99
A pair of lost club classics from James Wells – back to back, with a lot of bonus tracks too! My Claim To Fame is the first album from Chicago soul singer James Wells – an artist with vocals that often run much deeper than some of his disco contemporaries at the time, and which really get a showcase here on some of the longer songs! There's often a lot of disco at the start of the records – long tunes that build the rhythms slowly, then layer in other elements before the vocals – but when James emerges on vocals, things really take off – and the singer is very well suited to the more upbeat backgrounds. Ian Levine – of UK Northern Soul fame – wrote and arranged the set – and titles include "I Guess That's Life", "True Love Is My Destiny", and "That's The Way The Wind Blows". The second album is an Explosion of soul from singer James Wells – and a tight follow-up to his previous disco outing with Ian Levine! Wells has roots in older soul styles than disco – and really makes his presence felt here on some of the album's best tracks – even amidst the sometimes stronger focus on high-stepping rhythms, percussion jams, and other instrumentation. Tracks include "Explosion", "More To Me Than Meets The Eye", "Double Dose Of Love", "There's Nothing Sweeter Than Success", and "A Case Of Mistaken Identity". CD features loads of bonus tracks – not just remixes, but a 12 completely different numbers, including a few duets with Susen Wells. Titles include "RSVP", "Baby I'm Still The Same Man", "All I Ever Need Is Music", "No Cure For Me", "Never Let Go", "My Days Are Numbered", "Great Minds Think Alike", and "Mirror Image". CD

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VariousBest Of Kayden & Merben Records ... CD
Philly Archives, 1966/1967. New Copy ... $9.99
A tiny label, but one with some really great sounds – a great slice of the late 60s Philly scene, and a pretty darn soulful one at that! The label started as Kayden in Philly, then moved across the river to New Jersey and switched to Merben – but had a really unified sound throughout their short run, so much so that even the few pop recordings here come across with a pretty soulful feel! Most numbers are upbeat, and move in a Northern-ish soul mode – and the male singers here are especially great, almost a bit more deep soul than usual for the Philly scene, especially some of the groups. CD features 24 cuts from both labels, including some unreleased material – and titles include "You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing Baby", "Help Me Pretty Baby", and "At The End Of The Day" by John Bowie, who's pictured on the front cover – plus "Stop Think It Over" and "A Place For Me" by Leverett Sisters, "I Wanna Know" by Bill Horton, "Seven Days Fifty Two Weeks" by Cody Michaels, "Ask Any Girl" and "What Am I Gonna Do" by Matt Sound, "Where Did You Leave Your Heart" by Sharon Marshall, "Shake Me Wake Me" by Natural Facts, "I Can Only Give You Everything" by Bram Rigg Set, "Why Did God Make Girls" by JD Rogues, "Tell Me" by Shags, "How Could You Have Known" by Bats, and "Paint It Black" by Jimmy Roma. CD

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VariousCasino Classics Complete Collection (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Time (UK), Late 60s/Late 70s. New Copy 3 CDs ... $21.99
An unusual mix of material put together in support of the legendary Wigan Casino – one of the biggest venues for Northern Soul in the 70s, and owner of a short-lived record label too! This box recreates three full albums of music issued under the Casino Classics banner – mostly the sort of Northern Soul gems from the late 60s that always drove the dancefloor in the club, mixes with a few new tracks that were exclusives to the club, and which are some of the rarest numbers here! The package features a full booklet of notes – with track-by-track details on the tunes, and lots on the club, too – and each CD features bonus tracks too, which expands out the original albums nicely! 57 tracks in all – with titles that include "Love Hustle" by Family Affair, "I'll Do Anything" by Lenny Gamble, "Panic" by Reparata & The Delrons, "Lost Summer Love" by Lorraine Silver, "Time Out" by Autumn, "Stone Soul Loving" by Nicky Wilson, "Gonna Love You Longer Stronger Baby" by The Reflections, "How Long" by JJ Barnes, "Stop" by Samantha Jones, "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones, "It Really Hurts Me Girl" by The Carstairs, "Loving On The Losing Side" by Tommy Hunt, "Stop What You're Doing" by The Playthings, "Send Her Away" by Jackie Trent, "Goodbye Nothin To Say" by The Javells, "I Struck It Rich" by Len Barry, and "Love Feeling" by Val McKenna. CD

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VariousDancing Til Dawn ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $6.99
The "dancing" in the title refers to the act as practiced by England's Northern Soul scene – who have a penchant for uptempo soul groovers, which makes this set a sock-hard set of rare 60s tunes! The package features tracks that go for the harder and more upbeat side of the Wand/Scepter label's output – a company who's normally known for some of their mellower and uptown soul tracks. Titles include "Last Minute Miracle" by The Shirelles, "Come Back Baby" by Nella Dodds, "Out On The Streets Again" by Candy & The Kisses, "Livin The Nightlife" by The Charts, "You Busted My Mind" by Judy Clay, "Aint That Peculiar" by George Tindley, "Black Eyed Girl" by Billy Thompson, "Show Me A Man" by Bobby Bradshaw, and "Lost Love" by Irma & The Fascinations. CD

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VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
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. CD

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VariousIan Levine's Solid Stax Sensations ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A deep deep dig into the legendary Stax Records – a set that goes way past the hits, way past some of the bigger reissued tracks, and pulls out some true treasures from the label's ultra-rich second chapter! The work here is all from that post-1968 period when Stax split with Atlantic Records – a time when the company was recording so much wonderful music, and trying to do so much at once, that lots of gems like these hardly got noticed at the time – even though they're every bit as wonderful as the bigger Memphis hits from the time. And although Ian Levine is a name you might normally know from disco productions, or older Northern Soul work – he's got a surprisingly great ear for Stax, too – and pulls out these fresh, different moments from the label's catalog – most of them tracks from some of the lesser-known artists who recorded at the time. We're really surprised at how much we love this set – truly one of the freshest Stax collections in years – and titles include "Since I Lost My Baby's Love" by Major Lance, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "City Of Fools" by Colette Kelly, "Hang On" by Annette Thomas, "If You Look Into My Eyes" by Proud As Punch, "I Still Love You" by TSU Tornadoes, "Habit Forming Love" by Reggie Miller, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "Cool My Desire" by The Cheques, "Put Me In The Mood" by Sylvia & The Blue Jays, "Where Would You Be Today" by Ilana, and "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson. CD

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VariousJack Ashford – Just Productions ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99
A huge legacy of Detroit soul – all from the masterful hands of onetime Motown maestro Jack Ashford and his Just Productions team! Ashford's had his hands in countless great records over the years – early work with Motown, key Detroit Pied Piper Productions material, and all these excellent cuts from later years – done by Jack in a mix of Northern Soul styles, and some even funkier modes for the 70s! Almost all these tracks only got released on tiny little labels, mostly as singles – and the set also includes a few never-heard tunes from the Ashford vaults – although overall, most of this music is still pretty darn obscure. Yet that never stops it from being great – as, similar to Detroit contemporary Dave Hamilton, Ashford was always working at a top level – and always found a way to bring his A-game to the table, even if he wasn't going for a hit. CD features 24 tracks in all – and titles include "Let's Do It Again" by Billy Sha-Rae, "Where Are You" by The Four Sonics, "Love You Baby" by Eddie Parker, "Sweet Baby" by Al Gardner, "Don't Take Your Love" by The Magnificents, "Deserted Garden" by Sandra Richardson, "Don't Worry" by The Smith Brothers, "Did She Do It To You" by Ray Gant, "Do The Choo Choo" by Jack Ashford & The Sound Of New Detroit, "After You Give Your All" by Softouch, and "I Need Your Love" by Lee Rogers. CD

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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... CD
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. CD
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VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $16.99 22.99
Rare funk from one of the greatest labels in the business! King Records is known to many for its classic work with singers like James Brown, Hank Ballard, and Wynonie Harris – but during the later years of the label, they also pressed up a great amount of excellent funky 45s, including many that are some of the rarest you'll ever try to find. This 24 track set is the first to really try to document King's rich funk legacy – and it's got some amazing tracks that blend together raw southern soul, hard northern rhythms, and sweet James Brown-produced grooves. Any one of these tunes would set you back at least $50 on a single – not just because they're rare, but because they're some of the best funk cuts ever recorded. Titles include "Mr Tuff Stuff" by Toby King, "Gold Walk" by The Presidents, "Butter Your Popcorn" by Hank Ballard, "Your Thing Ain't No Good Without My Thing" by Marie Queenie Lyons, "Down Home Girl" by The Coasters, "Don't Get Funky" by Gloria Walker, "Funky Lady (parts 1 & 2)" by Soul East, "From The Back Side (parts 1 & 2)" by The Sons Of Funk, "Camelot Time" by J Hines & The Fellows, and "Papa's Got The Wagon" by Gloria Walker. LP, Vinyl record album
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