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VariousAndy Smith's Northern Soul ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99
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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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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VariousChess Northern Soul (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch ... $99.99
A very special, very limited set – one that includes seven Chess Records 45s – all pressed up here as special versions for the package, so that every track's a winner! All these cuts are Northern Soul classics – most of them quite rare and hard to find in the original, which makes the whole thing way more than just another Chess hits collection – and instead a box that really lives up to its Northern Soul promise! Every number's a groover – and titles include "I Just Kept On Dancing" by Doug Banks, "My Mama Told Me" by Barbara Carr, "Look At Me Now" by Terry Callier, "Hold On" by The Radiants, "Sweeter Than The Day Before" by The Valentinos, "Landslide" by Tony Clarke, "Strange Change" by Herb Ward, "Feeling Good" by Jean Dushon, "Ain't No More Room" by The Kittens, "In Orbit" by Joy Lovejoy, "My Party" by Mitty Coller, "Can't Shake It" by Etta James, "Thinkin About You" by The Dells, and "What Can I Do" by George Kirby. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Numberded, limited edition of 2350 – plus download for all the music in the set!)

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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'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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VariousOdyssey – A Northern Soul Time Capsule 1968 to 2014 (8CD/2DVD) ... CD
Harmless (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 8CD & 2DVD ... $79.99
A totally wonderful collection of Northern Soul – and one that really shows the evolution of the music on the scene over the years! Despite the dates on the front, most of the tracks here are from the 60s and early 70s – and the long range of years refers to the ever-changing audience for uptempo soul in the UK – traced out here over 8 CDs that follow the search for rare soul through scenes that include Wigan Casino, Twisted Wheel, Blackpool Mecca, Cleethorpes Pier, 100 Club, and even the more contemporary Weekender sets – which have uncovered a huge amount of overlooked music in recent years! There's a stunning 230 tracks in all – a really rich amount of rare soul that goes way way past the usual Northern Soul compilations – and the large box also comes with a 160 page book that also traces the changes in UK soul scenes, and the American artists who made the music in the first place. Also includes 2DVDs – the Northern Soul documentary Keep On Keeping On, and another set of Odyssey Interviews with Kenny Gamble and John Anderson, both conducted by Richard Searling. CD

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VariousOkeh Vol 2 – A Northern Soul Obsession ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s. Used ... $9.99
A stunning selection of Chicago soul – with many many rare singles from the legendary Okeh label, one of the best-ever for the Chi-soul sound! Titles include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
Massive massive soul – a treasure trove of rare goodies all hand-picked by the Grapevine label – done up in a set that's one of the freshest we've heard in a long time! The core groove here is Northern Soul, but the range of work pushes the overall sound way way past the obvious – into a realm of uptempo numbers that open us up to a whole new world of soul! We'd honestly not heard much of these tracks before the set – and our hats are off once again to the Grapevine team for uncovering quality soul that really pushes the envelope. Titles include "You Girl" by Wendell Watts, "I Can Stand A Little More" by Anita Robbins, "When I'm Ready" by Mill Evans, "I'll Keep Holding On" by The Magnetics, "Every Day" by Matt Brown, "I'd Like To Have You" by Norwood Long, "I Can't Do Without You" by Marty Lewis, "I'll Be Back" by Jimmy Wallace, "Baby You Know I Need You" by The Exceptions, "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" by Bob Relf, "Not Me Baby" by The Silhouettes, and "I'm Not In Love With You Anymore" by Stella & The Gazelles. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul – Keep The Faith (3CD set) ... CD
Sony (UK), New Copy ... About September 18, 2015
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VariousNorthern Soul – The Soundtrack ... LP
Harmless (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... About August 28, 2015 (delayed)
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✨✧ Rae & ChristianNorthern Sulphuric Soul sampler ... 12-inch
Sm:le, 1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Four songs from the "Northern Sulphuric Soul" LP, with nice, jazzy beats and featuring guest MC's. Includes "Flip The Mic" featuring Jeru , "Now I Lay Me Down" featuring YZ , "Play On" featuring Jungle Brothers , "Anything You Want" featuring QBall and Curt Cazal. 12-inch, Vinyl record
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✨✧ VariousEra Records Northern Soul ... CD
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Storming soul groovers from Era Records – an LA label that was known for a host of different genres, but who managed to cut some marvelous Northern Soul in the mid 60s! Era's an under-tapped source for work of this nature – as evidenced by the number of previously-unreleased cuts on the collection – showing that even if you have a handful of singles on Era from the 60s, you've still got plenty more to discover! The music has a great 60s LA finish – swinging soul with a very tight approach to rhythm, and a subtle set of drama that makes most of the lyrics break out differently than more familiar soul music from back east. As always with Kent, the whole set's a joyous discovery – really well put-together, with great sound and notes – and a selection of cuts that includes "Come On Home" by Othello Robertson, "Stand There Mountain" by Vince Howard, "I Ain't Gonna Take You Back" by Brenda Holloway & The Carrolls, "You & Yours" by The Composers, "I Get A Feeling" by The Soul Mates, "My Book" by Bruce Cloud, "The Ice Man" by Billy Watkins, "Boomerange" by The Lovemates, and "I Wanna Know" by Carrol Connors. CD

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✨✧ VariousSoulful Thangs Vol 1 – 22 Rare & Hard To Find Sweet & Northern Soul Melodies ... CD
Latin Soul Recordings, Late 60s/Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Sweet soul galore – and an incredible bunch of tunes that makes us want to throw away our vinyl collection and only listen to CDs! The compilers did a fantastic job on this one – running through a range of great early 70s singles and album tracks, all in search of mellow grooves, harmony vocals, and the kind of warmly crackling tunes that are perfect for late nite soul-based listening! A few artists on the set are bigger names, but are represented here by some excellent lesser known ballads – and nearly all the tracks on the set have a harmony vocal approach, which is a real treat for us! Titles include "Love Jones 75" by The Imaginations, "Clinton Park" by Masterplan, "All Good Things Must End" by Topics, "Sho Nuff" by Sly Slick & Wicked, "Who Has The Last Laugh Now" by Bloodstone, "Remember The Rain" by 21st Century, "This Love Is Real" by The Lovelites, "I Don't Know About You" by The Constellations, "I Can't Find Her" by The Rotations, "Please Baby Please" by The New Cymbals, and "Hard To Be In Love" by 13th Amendment. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Way way way more than the usual Northern Soul compilation – an all-winning batch of rare soul tracks that go a lot deeper than usual – all hand-picked by the expert soul crew at Grapevine Records! The set does swing with the kind of upbeat and uptempo soul tracks that you'd expect from a Northern set – but the vocals are also harder, and the soul runs deeper – making for the kind of collection that could be equally appreciated by fans of southern and deep soul as well! A number of the tracks have a nice rootsy quality that really focuses on the vocals – letting the singers come out full strength, and dominate the set with some wonderfully heartfelt lyrics. Titles include "Think It Over" by The Chesterfields, "Cheatin Kind" by Don Gardner, "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Eddie Holman, "Ever Again" by Bernie Williams, "You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing" by John Bowie, "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain, "Thank You Baby" by Matt Brown, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" by The Springers, and "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs. 24 tracks – and a heck of a great deal for this much greatness! CD

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

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✨✧ VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 1 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Way way way more than the usual Northern Soul compilation – an all-winning batch of rare soul tracks that go a lot deeper than usual – all hand-picked by the expert soul crew at Grapevine Records! The set does swing with the kind of upbeat and uptempo soul tracks that you'd expect from a Northern set – but the vocals are also harder, and the soul runs deeper – making for the kind of collection that could be equally appreciated by fans of southern and deep soul as well! A number of the tracks have a nice rootsy quality that really focuses on the vocals – letting the singers come out full strength, and dominate the set with some wonderfully heartfelt lyrics. Titles include "Think It Over" by The Chesterfields, "Cheatin Kind" by Don Gardner, "Hold Me In Your Arms" by Eddie Holman, "Ever Again" by Bernie Williams, "You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing" by John Bowie, "Seven Day Lover" by James Fountain, "Thank You Baby" by Matt Brown, "Nothing's Too Good For My Baby" by The Springers, and "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs. 24 tracks – and a heck of a great deal for this much greatness! CD

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✨✧ VariousTalk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1960s/1970s. Used ... Out Of Stock
Massive massive soul – a treasure trove of rare goodies all hand-picked by the Grapevine label – done up in a set that's one of the freshest we've heard in a long time! The core groove here is Northern Soul, but the range of work pushes the overall sound way way past the obvious – into a realm of uptempo numbers that open us up to a whole new world of soul! We'd honestly not heard much of these tracks before the set – and our hats are off once again to the Grapevine team for uncovering quality soul that really pushes the envelope. Titles include "You Girl" by Wendell Watts, "I Can Stand A Little More" by Anita Robbins, "When I'm Ready" by Mill Evans, "I'll Keep Holding On" by The Magnetics, "Every Day" by Matt Brown, "I'd Like To Have You" by Norwood Long, "I Can't Do Without You" by Marty Lewis, "I'll Be Back" by Jimmy Wallace, "Baby You Know I Need You" by The Exceptions, "Blowing My Mind To Pieces" by Bob Relf, "Not Me Baby" by The Silhouettes, and "I'm Not In Love With You Anymore" by Stella & The Gazelles. CD
Also available Talk Of The Grapevine Vol 2 – 24 Northern Soul Classics ... CD 13.99

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

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✨✧ 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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul Of New Orleans Vol 1 ... CD
Grapevine (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Don't judge a CD by its cover, because this one is incredible – all-solid, filled with rare soul tracks all the way through, with a quality level and depth of material that runs way way past the strange appearance of the cover image! The package was put together by the author of the book The Soul Of New Orleans – and it's a wonderful trip through a sound of that city that's not always featured on reissues: the more upbeat, uptempo soul recordings of the 60s – faster tunes that easily fall within the Northern Soul style. The Crescent City soul scene is usually represented with slower, sleepier tunes that build off the "triplets" heavy sound of 50s New Orleans R&B – and although that stuff is great, and really unique, it's wonderful to hear this different side of the New Orleans scene, especially when it's represented by music this great! 18 tracks in all – packaged with a book that has great notes on the music – and titles include "Please Don't Go" by Willie Tee, "Who Can I Run To" by Gerri Hall, "Being Without You" by Maurice Williams, "Do You Love Me" by Senator Jones, "I Caught You In A Lie" by Robert Parker, "Lucky Fellow" by The Jades, "Take Me Home" by Donna King, "Mean Man" by Betty Harris, "You Don't Mean It" by Curly Moore, "Omar Khayyam" by The Rubaiyats, and "In My Corner" by Ray Algere. CD
 
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Carol AndersonSad Girl – The Legacy Of Detroit's Lost Soul Sister ... CD
Grapevine (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $13.99 19.99
The complete recordings of a wonderful soul singer who never fully got her due – Detroit diva Carol Anderson, best known for a few tracks that broke big on the UK Northern scene – but finally presented here with the full scope of her work in one set! Carol had a great approach that was very much in keeping with changes in the Detroit sound of the 70s – vocals that often shared a sense of personal, heartfelt delivery with southern soul of the period – but a tighter, more swinging approach to instrumentation that was still keeping up the Detroit groove of earlier years. The tunes here nicely skirt a distance between Memphis and Motortown – delivered with a rich, expansive heart that should have made Carol a bigger singer than she was a the time. A few of the tracks on the set are nice dancefloor groovers – both in an older style of Northern soul, and in a late 70s/early 80s boogie-styled groove – and as usual, the folks at Grapevine have done a tremendous job with the notes! CD features every single track ever recorded by Carol – 17 titles that include "Sad Girl", "You Boy", "We've Got Enough", "You've Got It Coming", "Party People", "Holding On", "Taking My Mind Off Love", "You Want It", "Ain't Giving Up", "Tomorrow Is Not A Promise", "Come On Over Tonight", and "Master Plan". CD

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Dena BarnesIf You Ever Walk Out Of My Life/Who Am I ... 7-inch
Inferno/Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Dena Barnes has this voice with a very high range – almost a soprano in the way she sings, but set here to this deep-grooved Northern style all the way through – which makes for a really unusual sense of counterpoint between her lyrics and the Detroit-styled rhythm of the cut! "Who Am I" has more of a midtempo stepping approach, and this really wonderful echo on Dena's vocals – which make for a slightly exotic feel, while still serving up plenty of soul! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Brown Bombers & Soul PartnersWait For Me/Just Fun ... 7-inch
Numero, Late 60s. New Copy ... $5.99
The Brown Bombers come on here with plenty of firepower – soaring with the groove on "Wait For Me" – which has an upbeat Northern soul groove and some great harmonies to match! "Just Fun" follows in a similar spirit – an instrumental groove that echoes the vocal number on the a-side, but with some cool strings and guitar getting a bit more room to open up in the mix! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. New Copy ... $12.99
A gem of a record from the great Billy Butler – brother of better-known Jerry from the Chicago scene, and maybe best known for his northern soul work of the 60s – but a hell of a great artist here in a rare group soul date from the 70s! Billy's lead vocals are supported by the Infinity trio of Phyllis Knox, Errol Batts, and Larry Wade – who glide and soar wonderfully alongside Butler – with a style that's got all the best charms of group soul work from Philly or New Jersey at the time, but an approach that's maybe even deeper and more righteous too – with arrangements from Jerry Long, and tracks produced in both Memphis and Chicago. A record we love to death, and have treasured for years – with tracks that include "I'm So Hung Up On You", "Storm", "Free Yourself", "When Your Baby's Gone", and "You Can't Always Tell". CD features bonus tracks – "Get On The Case", "Keep It To Yourself", and "That Ain't Water That's Pollution". CD

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Chris ClarkSoul Sounds (with bonus track) ... CD
Motown/Reel Music, 1967. New Copy ... $14.99
A great Motown album from Chris Clark – one of the few white singers ever signed to the label, and a great vocalist at that! Chris has a sound that's quite unique – halfway between Motown soul and some of the soul-inspired pop of the time – particularly that of UK singers like Dusty Springfield and some of her generation. There's a proud, bold sound here – all Motown in the backings, and often done with the kind of tightly-stepping grooves that have made some of Chris' singles big ones on the Northern Soul scene over the years. Titles include "I Want To Go Back There Again", "Day By Day Or Never", "From Head To Toe", "Sweeter As The Days Go By", "Do Right Baby Do Right", "Born To Love You Baby", "Love's Gone Bad", and "Whisper You Love Me Boy". CD also features a previously unreleased alternate stereo mix of "Do Right Baby Do Right" – and the overall package is amazing – with a 20 page full-color booklet that includes long notes on Clark's career, vintage photos, and even session details for the album! CD

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Cornelius Brothers & Sister RoseClassic Masters – Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose ... CD
EMI, Early 70s. Used ... $5.99
Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose were one of a handful of early 70s groups – like Chairmen Of The Board or 100 Proof Aged In Soul – who had a sound that was incredibly hard to peg. There were bits of southern rawness in the vocals, but the overall approach also had plenty of elements of smoother Northern Soul, and wasn't afraid to use strings or uptown arrangements when they were needed! Titles include "Treat Her Like A Lady", plus "Let Me Down Easy", "Since I Found My Baby", "Big Time Lover", "Got To Testify", "I'm Never Gonna Be Alone Anymore", "Don't Ever Be Lonely", and "Good Lovin Don't Come Easy". 12 tracks in all! CD

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Shirley Ellis/Lynne RandellSoul Time/Stranger In My Arms ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1966/1967. New Copy ... $9.99
A stone stormer from Shirley Ellis – a great little cut that shows that the lady had lots more soul than you might guess from her novelty tunes! The track burns with Northern fire right from the start – a rumble of bass, drums, and muted horns all put together by Charles Callelo – which pushes Shirley's vocals along wonderfully! "Stranger In My Arms" is an obscure tune from Lynne Randell – a cut that might be pop in any other flavor, but which takes on a soaring soul groove here! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Fantastic Johnny CBoogaloo Down Broadway/Look What Love Can Make You Do ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
Classic Northern soul groover! "Boogaloo Down Broadway" is Johnny's greatest legacy in soul music – and it's backed here by "Look What Love Can Make You Do", a track that insanely borrows just about every element of the backing of the hit a-side! The intro's the same, the groove's the same, and even the great guitar part's the same! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has some pen on one side.)

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FormationsAt The Top Of The Stairs/Magic Melody ... 7-inch
MGM/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $3.99
Great early Philly production from Leon Huff – who's more in a Northern Soul mode here than in his later years – which brings a mighty nice punch to the excellent hook in "Top Of The Stairs"! The Formations have a nice sense of formation in their lyrics for the main track – then harmonize even more on the "Magic Melody" on the flip! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ IkettesCan't Sit Down 'Cos It Feels So Good! – The Complete Modern Recordings ... CD
Modern/Kent (UK), Mid 60s. Used ... $9.99
Forget Tina Turner – we'll take Ike's backup singers, who sound great all the way through this collection! The Ikettes may never have had the fame of Tina, but back in the early and mid 60s, they were actually scoring a few more hits – and these recordings for the Modern label represent the group at their height – stepping firmly into righteous soul territory, shaking off any girl group cliches, and avoiding any of the stereotypes that could sometimes mar Ike Turner's projects. There's a really special sound here – one that's got bits of Motown, bits of R&B, and bits of Northern Soul – all wrapped together perfectly and delivered with sock-solid vocals from singers Robbie Montgomery, Jessie Smith, and Venetta Fields. The CD features all the material from the girls' full album for Modern – Soul The Hits – plus loads of other singles and even some unissued tracks! Titles include "Fine Fine Fine", "Camel Walk", "Sally Go Round The Roses", "Cheater", "You're Trying To Make Me Lose My Mind", "I'm So Thankful", "Don't Feel Sorry For Me", "Can't Sit Down Cos I Feel So Good", "Lonely For You", "Sha La La", "It's Been So Long", and "Nobody Loves Me". CD

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Isley BrothersTwist & Shout ... LP
Wand, 1962. Very Good ... $34.99
Hard soul genius from The Isley Brothers – a set that has the group sounding quite different than their smooth hits from later years – with a hard-burning quality that's mighty nice all the way through! The vocals are still tremendous – and in fact, given that these guys are usually moving at a pretty darn fast clip, the way they trade sounds is even more amazing – grooving to sounds that are even more upbeat than most Northern Soul – and presented with a great garagey edge! Titles include the familiar monster "Twist & Shout" – but all cuts are great, and include "Spanish Twist", "I Say Love", "Hold On Baby", "The Snake", "Don't You Feel", "Never Leave Me Baby", "You Better Come Home", and "Right Now". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing! Vinyl is nice and clean. Label has a bit of marker.)

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Billy Larkin & The DelegatesOrgan Grooves & Soul Brothers – The Best Of Billy Larkin & The Delegates ... CD
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s. Used ... $28.99
Massive work from one of the greatest organ combos of the 60s – headed by Hammond genius Billy Larkin, and featuring the amazing Delegates on rhythm, with a young Mel Brown on drums! Larkin had a groove that was all his own – a tight, jukebox-oriented approach to soul jazz organ – one that focused on the rhythms, and let the solos sneak in where they may – a right, tight, and no-nonsense approach that meant that Larkin's grooves were always in demand on the dancefloor! And in fact, the Delegates groove is still burning strongly today – very much in demand in a range of scenes from Northern Soul to Deep Funk to Steppers, and beyond! This tasty little 24 track set brings together some of Billy's best work for the Aura and World Pacific label from the 60s – all tunes with the core grouping of Larkin on Hammond, Hank Swarn on guitar, and Mel Brown on drums – plus added saxophone from Clifford Scott on a number of tracks! Titles include "Pigmy (parts 1 & 2)", "The Peeper", "Foxy Little Ghoul", "Killer Joe", "The Cooker", "Barefootin", "Unit 7", "On Broadway", "Spooky", "Ode To Billie Joe", "Cuchy Frito Man", "Dirty Water", and "Ain't That A Groove". CD
(Out of print.)

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Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone ... LP
Invictus, 1974. Very Good- ... $14.99
Sublime soul from the mighty Laura Lee – one of the best deep soul singers of the 70s, even though she recorded with the mostly-northern team of Holland Dozier Holland! The set shows that the trio really knew how to change it up after leaving Motown – and although Lee had recorded for Chess in the 60s, she really finds her groove here – mixing southern soul with a dose of 70s funk – all of which really stands out from most of her contemporaries! Laura's voice is sweet and dusky, in the mode of some of the best underground singers of her day – but also rises above the rest, thanks crack arrangements by HB Barnum and Eugene Moore – who mix strings and soul into a stellar blend of styles! Titles include the breakbeat classic "Crums Off The Table", which begins with some great hard drums – plus the cuts "Every Little Bit Hurts", "I Can't Make It Alone", "Mirror Of Your Soul", and "I Need It Just As Bad As You". LP, Vinyl record album
(White label promo. Cover has a cut corner, some wear, seam splitting, and residue from a tracklist sticker. Labels have a bit of marker.)

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Tobi LegendTime Will Pass You By/Original Demo ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1968. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
A really sweet groover from female soul singer Tobi Legend – a tune that rings out with a brilliant finish right at the start, then soars with this righteous energy that's a really nice change from the usual Northern groove! The flipside features a very unusual demo version – with a spoken intro from the producer, then his own male vocals framing out the tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Shorty LongHere Comes The Judge/Sing What You Wanna ... 7-inch
SOUL, 1967. Near Mint- ... $1.99
"Here Comes The Judge" is a great rollicking bit of funky soul from Shorty – and it's got a nice groove that works extremely well with the oft-played "judge" routine! "Sing What You Wanna" is a rolling soul number – more of a Northern tune than the a-side, but still quite nice! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Label has a drill hole.)

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Mary LoveLay This Burden Down – The Very Best Of Mary Love ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/1970s. Used ... $8.99
An amazing journey in soul music – told not just in the music, but in the detailed notes of the set as well! Mary Love is a singer who never broke big, but who cut some wonderful records on the LA scene of the 60s and 70s – a range of work that rivals some of the better-known female soul work from Detroit or Philly at the time! Mary's got a gut-wrenching vocal style that comes through right away – set up initially with these upbeat, uptempo grooves for the set's first half of Modern Records sessions – then holding strong through a batch of material for other labels that include Josie, Elco, Generation, and Modern Disc. Most material here is in a Northern Soul vein, and a few of the later cuts have a more modern soul vibe – all to match the shift in Mary's tragic life, as told in the notes within. Titles include "Joy", "I'm In Your Hands", "You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet", "Hey Stoney Face", "Think It Over", "Move A Little Closer", "Is That You", "Talkin About My Man", "There's Someone For Me", and "Power Of Your Love". CD

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Major LanceInvestigate/It's The Beat ... 7-inch
Okeh/Outta Sight (UK), 1966. New Copy (reissue)... $9.99
Soaring Chicago soul from Major Lance – stepping out strongly here on a rare Curtis Mayfield number with a very unusual feel! The song takes quite a while to get to the hook – but the Major builds up the drama nicely as the rhythms romp out with a sweet Northern Soul beat! Speaking of "beat", there's plenty more on the flipside – which has a riffing guitar moving along with the groove, and more great vocals from Major Lance! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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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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MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Near Mint- ... $14.99
Obscure 2nd album by the band who struck it big in both the Northern soul and Beach music scenes with the single from their first album, "I Dig Everything About You". Like that album, this one's a nice batch of soul tracks by a bunch of white guys who have a nice feel for a groove, and a real dedication to producing a mellow soulful sound. Tracks include "Get It Up For Love", "I Can't Stop This Love Song", "When You Get Right Down To It", "Who's Foolin' Who", and "Magical Lady". LP, Vinyl record album
(Promo. Cover has a cut corner.)

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OlympicsWestern Movies/Baby Do The Philly Dog ... 7-inch
Mirwood, Late 60s. Very Good ... $9.99
2 classics from the Olympics! "Western Movies" is one of the group's greatest cuts – a hard vocal number, done in a comedic style that reminds us a lot of The Coasters. "Philly Dog" is an excellent Northern Soul groover – one that begins with jangling vibes, and which has a hand clapping sound that will keep the dancefloor stomping all night long! 7-inch, Vinyl record
 
 
 



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