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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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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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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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VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 2 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this second volume include "End Up Crying" by The Vibrations, "Let Me Show It To You" by The Fundamentals, "You Can't Take It Away" by Azie Mortimer, "Yesterday Is Gone" by The Variations, "Hello Heartaches, Goodbye Love" by Joyce Davis, "Can't Live Without Her" by Billy Butler, "You're Gonna Be Sorry" by The Opals, "Cool Breeze" by Gerald Sims, "Memories" by The Triumphs, and "After You There Can Be Nothing" by Walter Jackson. CD

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✨✧ 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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✨✧ VariousFor Northern Soul Collectors Vol 1 ... CD
EMI (UK), 1960s. New Copy 2CDs ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ VariousOkeh – A Northern Soul Obsession – Vol 1 ... CD
Okeh/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A definite obsession for fans of Northern Soul in the 60s – the mighty Okeh label, an imprint of Columbia Records that was reactivated for a few key years, to become a hotbed of Chicago soul! Okeh's efforts were often headed by legendary producer Carl Davis – who had an amazing ear not just for important new artists, but also for finding ways to change up the groove in the hippest way possible – often with some of the more sophisticated touches that represent just how special Chicago soul was at the time, in ways that are very different even from nearby Detroit! Some Okeh artists scored big, but the label also recorded many more who never hit the charts – but who turned out some incredible singles that are still the gold standard for collectors. Lots of that work is featured here – in a great package that's overflowing with rare tracks, presented with detailed notes as well. Titles on this first volume include "You're Gonna Make Me love You" by Sandi Shelton, "I'm Coming To Your Rescue" by the Triumphs, "I Still Love You" by the Seven Souls, "Bring It Back Home" by the Chymes, "Somebody's Always Trying" by Ted Taylor, "You Don't Want Me No More" by Major Lance, "This Heart Of Mine" by The Artistics, "So Glad Your Love Don't Change" by The Little Foxes, "He Who Picks A Rose" by The Carstairs, "I'm So Afraid" by The Opals, "A Quitter Never Wins" by Larry Williams & Johnny Watson, and "I Can Do It" by the Autographs. CD

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✨✧ VariousRare Collectable & Soulful Vol 1 – Northern Soul's Holy Grail ... CD
RCA/Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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 ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ 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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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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✨✧ Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... $6.99
One of the most beautiful albums that Charlie Haden ever recorded – and if he only ever appeared on one record in his life, we'd still love him tremendously for this one! The album has a feel that's very much in keeping with both the "liberation" and "orchestra" in the title – "liberation", in that the music is filled with inspiration from South American sources, and has a strongly political feel at times; and "orchestra" because the group here is somewhat large, and filled with a tremendous array of expressive players – including Gato Barbieri on tenor, Dewey Redman on alto and tenor, Don Cherry on cornet and flutes, Michael Mantler on trumpet, Roswell Rudd on trombone, Robert Northern on French horn, Paul Motian and Andrew Cyrille on percussion, Carla Bley on piano, and Perry Robinson on clarinet. Haden leads these disparate talents through a set of tremendously focused music – filled with as many ideas as it is with a sense of humanity and soul – all to brilliantly point the way forward for the new sound of Impulse Records in the years after Coltrane's death! Titles include the classic "Song For Che", plus Ornette's "War Orphans", Carla Bley's "The Interlude", and "Song Of The United Front", by Hans Eisler, and with words by Brecht! CD
(Out of print early edition. Tray card and booklet have a cutout hole.)

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Barbara HallCan I Count On You/VIP ... 7-inch
Innovation 2, 1974. Near Mint- ... $29.99
Prepare to discover a great female soul singer – the excellent Barbara Hall, one of the lesser-known talents of the Chicago 70s scene! Barbara's got a great voice – part rootsy southern soul, part northern sophisticate – and both sides come together perfectly on "Can I Count On You", which is done here with impeccable production by Otis Leavill. "VIP" is a bit more southern, but equally great – stretching out like a lost gem from Ann Sexton or Shirley Brown! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Includes jukebox tabs.)

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Rufus HarleyTribute To Courage ... LP
Atlantic, 1968. Very Good+ ... $6.99
Brilliant work by one of the most unusual jazz talents of the 60s! Rufus Harley's best known for his use of bagpipes in jazz music – a re-cooption of the instrument from Scottish styles, taking it back to its roots in northern Africa. A number of Harley's other albums from the time are a bit gimmicky – but this later set is a soul jazz masterpiece, infused with rich Coltrane-like modes of expression, as Harley plays both soprano sax and bagpipes over some long modal original compositions! The group is a great one – with Oliver Collins playing some fantastic spiraling lines on piano, and great bass and drum work by James Glenn & Billy Abner. Titles include "Ali", "X", "About Trane", "Tribute To Courage", and a great version of "Sunny"! LP, Vinyl record album
(Red & green label pressing.)

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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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✨✧ Herbert HunterRockin' Spar Masters ... CD
Superbird (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $3.99
Early 60s recordings by Herbert Hunter, a number of which are recorded with pseudonyms – rollicking & rockin' number that preceded the Spar singles that still fire up the Northern Soul connoisseurs – his earliest recordings for Spar! Hunter never had a smash breakout hit, but he did find one heck of a solid soul groove with Nashville producer Ted Jarrett in later years. Here he's trying out dance craze numbers and other trendy styles from the period, and they're pretty much nailing each, track after track! It's a blueprint for better things to come, and still a worthy batch of tunes. Titles include "The Twist" & Twistin' USA" as Johnny Keaton & The Twisters, "Dr Feelgood", "Your Cheatin' Heart", "I Can't Help It" and more billed to Herbert Hunter, "Peppermint Twist", "Now Let's Popeye", "Slow Twisting" and more as Leroy Jones, "Big Split Twist" and more as Marty & The Merits, "Bring It Home To Me" as The Now Generation and more. 20 tracks in all. 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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Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Very Good ... $3.99
A legendary album from the great Eddie Kendricks – a set that not only has the singer soaring on the kind of sublime old school vocal numbers he always did so well – but one that also has Eddie stepping out into some great dancefloor modes that would have a huge impact for years to come! Kendricks really scores big with the classic "Keep On Truckin" – a tune that's virtually the blueprint for boogie, and which is echoed here by a few other great numbers that really stand out – tunes that preface disco to come, but which also still bear a very strong link to the richest styles of Motown soul! Northern soul legend Frank Wilson had a great hand in the record – penning some of the best cuts, co-producing with Leonard Caston, and handling arrangements with Caston and James Carmichael – and in addition to "Keep On Truckin", other titles include "Darling Come Back Home", "Not On The Outside", "Any Day Now", "Where Do You Go (Baby)", "Each Day I Cry A Little", and "Only Room For Two". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some aging.)

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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- ... $33.99
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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Wendy ReneAfter Laughter Comes Tears – The Complete Stax & Volt Singles & Rarities 1964 to 1965 ... LP
Stax/Light In The Attic, Mid 60s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ... $18.99 26.98
Massive soul from Wendy Rene – one of the lesser-known talents from the Stax Records scene of the 60s, and an artist who's finally getting her due! We're not sure why Wendy never hit bigger at the time – because her singles here are wonderful – excellent female soul that not only ranks with the best of the Stax sound of the time, but which also challenges the bite of some of the best Motown music too – thanks to a particularly northern groove on some of the best cuts here! In fact, it may well be this style – often closer to Detroit soul than the usual Memphis bag at Stax – that might have held Wendy back. But that's hardly an issue all these many years later – and our hat's off to the folks at Light In The Attic for not only bringing together her rare singles, but also collecting unreleased songs, other rarities, and even material performed with the group The Drapels – all recorded in the years 1964 and 1965, and supported by some great notes too. Titles include "Bar B Q", "I Wish I Were That Girl", "What Will Tomorrow Bring", "Last Love", "Crowded Park", "Give You What I Got", "Deep In My Heart", "Wondering", "First Kiss", "Reap What You Sow", "After Laughter Comes Tears", and "He Hasn't Failed Me Yet". LP, Vinyl record album

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ServicemenMeet The Servicemen – Classic Soul From Phoenix, Arizona (LP sleeve edition) ... CD
Wind Hit, Mid 60s. Used Gatefold ... $8.99
Classic styled and classic worthy R&B vocal group soul from The Servicemen – a group based at Luke Air Force Base near Phoenix, AZ – a mix of uptempo productions and sweet acapellas cut in '66 & '67! A few numbers have lit up the UK Northern Soul scene in the past decade or so, but for the most part this material has languished undiscovered, and it's well worth checking out. The rhythms are tight and sharp, and there's some nice production touches on some of it, including some vibes and solid horn arrangements, but the focus is on the group vocals, left to lead the way on the acapella versions. A mix of uptempo numbers and ballads, with titles including the main and acapella versions of "Are You Angry", "I Need A Helping Hand" and "My Turn", "I'll Stop Loving You", "Close Your Eyes", "Right Around The Corner", the acapellas "Come Back To Me" and "Why Can't You Be True". CD
(Comes in nice gatefold cardboard sleeve.)

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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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VibrationsOut Of Sight – The Checker Years ... CD
Shout (UK), 1960s. Used 2 CDs ... $6.99
A great batch of driving, early 60s soul from the Vibrations – their complete recordings for the Checker label for the first time on CD! The Vibrations never really achieved the massive popular success of some of the soul groups of the era, but they could hang with the best of them – whether they were rolling out Northern Soul stompers, frenetic dance soul, or post doo wop romantic ballads. Great stuff – and a real joy to see collected on CD! Disc one features 18 tracks, including "Watusi", "Wallflower", "So Blue", "If You Should", "Doing The Slop","Sweet Slumber", "People Say", "Talk That Talk", "I Still Love You", "The Junkeroo" and much more. Disc two features another 18 tracks, including the great singles "Peanut Butter" and "Down In New Orleans" (both originally released under their pseudonym the Marathons) plus "Don't Say Goodbye", "Let's Pony Again", "The New Hully Gully", "Hamburger On A Bun", "May The Best Man Win", "Dancing Danny", "All My Love Belongs To You" and much more! CD

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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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