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

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VariousDore Northern Soul – LA Black Music Magic ... LP
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $14.99 19.99
A treasure trove of soul from the legendary LA indie label Dore Records – home to some of the finest 60s sides on the west coast – a top-shelf lineup that's never been represented this well! Dore had a few key groups at the time – a young Whispers, and the excellent Superbs – but also cut work by some other great artists too – all with a level of care and class to match the best soul sides coming from New York or Detroit at the time! The Dore approach manages to have a sparkle without losing any sort of edge – careful production and instrumentation, but a real respect for the voices in the lead, too. This means that the label can come up with an upbeat groove that rivals the Detroit sound on the dancefloor – yet also really let the singers and groups do their thing, too. LP-only collection features 14 tracks in all – most rare singles from the label – and titles include "Gone With The Wind" by Rita & The Tiaras, "I'm Givin You Notice Baby" by The Fidels, "What Did You Gain By That" by Kenard, "Your Ship Of Fools" by Ray Marchand, "My Lonely Feeling" by Milton James, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Puffs, "Nitty Gritty City" by The Swans, "Why Does It Feel So Right" by Shades Of Jade, "Keep On Movin" by Little Johnny Hamilton, "Gettin Back Into Circulation" by The Entertainers IV, and "I Wanna Do It With You Baby" by The Superbs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousModern Northern Soul ... CD
Acid Jazz (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $16.99
Contemporary cuts that burn with a classic flavor – all served up by 21st Century artists who draw a lot of inspiration from the Northern Soul sound of the 60s! The album focuses mostly on British artists, and also serves as a great reminder of the way that scene in the 60s helped bring a whole new level of appreciation for American soul music – as young mods picked up on key soul singles from the US, and created a level of support that's continued to have an impact for years to come! Because of that, there's also maybe a bit of a mod vibe to some of these songs – but in the more soulful side of the mod spectrum – as with 60s Brit groups who had no problem blending influences from Ray Charles and Jimmy McGriff with more blue-eyed musical leanings. The production is great – at the level you'd expect from Acid Jazz – and titles include "Are You Trying To Be Lonely" by Paul Weller & Andy Lewis, "From Now On" by Magnus Carlson, "Left Right & Centre" by Lord Large & Dean Parris, "Girlfriend" by The Filthy Six, "Pandora" by Men Of North Country, "Can't Get You Outta My Head" by Third Degree, "She's An Attraction" by New Street Adventure, "Alive In My Heart" by Andy Lewis with Keni Burke, "Coming Back" by Smoove with Jess Roberts, and "No More Heroes" by Night Trains. CD

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VariousMr M's Northern Soul 1974 to 1981 – Wigan Casino Oldies Presented By DJ Dave Evison (3CD set) ... CD
Soul Time (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 3CD ... $16.99
The cover and title might be a bit obscure, but the set's a wonderful collection of unusual soul tracks from the late 60s and early 70s – music that originally got big play at the British Northern hotbed of Wigan Casino – but sounds that are more than great enough to hear in any sort of context! What's especially great about the set is that it goes past the slavish adherence to soul cuts from obvious sources – because while some of these songs are from rare 45s, others are from major label albums, or even by artists you might not normally file under soul, but who really fit the bill with the cuts chosen for this collection! The first two CDs feature a whopping 50 tracks in all – with very detailed notes on the music – and titles include "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "You Don't Love Me Anymore" by Johnny Caswell, "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb, "Polk Salad Annie" by Tony Joe White, "Everybody Dance Now" by Little Caesar & The Empire, "Wanting You' by Jimmy Bee, "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "You're Gonna Make Me Love You" by Sandi Sheldon, "Cause You're Mine" by The Vibrations, "Compared To What" by Mr Flood's Party, "K-Jee" by The Nite Liters, and "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene. CD3 features an interview with DJ Dave Evison of the club – which also features songs in between the spoken bits! CD

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Ultimate Collection (5CD set) ... CD
Ultimate Collection (UK), New Copy 5CD ... About June 1, 2018
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VariousNorthern Soul Anthems ... LP
Demon (UK), New Copy ... About June 1, 2018
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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities 3 – Eclectic, Precious & Deliciously Danceable 60s Soul Sides ... CD
Kent (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... $11.99 18.99
Forget the class, because these tunes are plenty grooving all the way through – just the sort of gems you'd hope to discover in a top-shelf Northern Soul compilation – really well-selected 60s soul tracks, most of which we've never heard before! The package is certainly classy in its high level presentation – great notes, excellent sound, and full details on each tune – making the package a real cut above from some of the lower-level Northern collections on the market, and another vote for Kent as one of our favorite labels for 60s soul! There's a nice balance of artists and styles here – more than enough to keep things fresh through the 24 tracks that make up the music – and titles include "Got To Get To Know You" by The Flowers, "Can't Break The Habit" by Frank Vance, "I'll Run" by Paul Smith, "Connie" by The Servicemen, "Ain't That Love Enough" by Larry Atkins, "I Don't Have To Worry" by The Quotations, "You Really Made It Good To Me" by Ty Karim, "Glamour Girl" by Harvey & The Seven Sounds, "His True Love For You" by Al McCarther, "What Have I Got Now" by Darrow Fletcher, and "Long Boots" by Originals Of Sight & Sounds. CD

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VariousNorthern Soul's Classiest Rarities Vol 6 ... CD
Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $8.99 18.98
Upbeat soul with plenty of polish – but never in a way that dampens the groove at all! Instead, these tracks mark a huge new level of sophistication in the soul world of the 60s – sounds from smaller labels who were learning the lessons of Motown – able to fuse together tight rhythms, great singers, and some strong arrangements that really send the whole thing home! In other words, if you dig the sound of 60s Motown, you'll find plenty here to love – even though the music here is much more obscure overall, pulled from smaller labels and even including some never-issued tracks from back in the day. As usual with Kent records, both the song choice and presentation is superb – excellent sound throughout, and notes that really illuminate this lost soul underground. CD features 24 tracks that include "Sunshine Love" by Difosco, "I Wanted To Tell You" by Little Nicky Soul, "Why You Wanna Treat Me The Way You Do" by The Hyperions, "You Won't Say Nothing" by Tamala Lewis, "Love Is Gonna Get You" by Peggy Woods, "I Only Cry Once A Day Now" by The Fidels, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Love Hangover" by Jean Carter, "Naughty Boy" by Jackie Day, "Wait A Minute" by The Kittens, "Sad Tomorrows" by Noony Rickett, "Young Boy Blues" by Daniela Stone, and "Nomad Woman" by Jock Mitchell with the Fabulous Agents. CD

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✨✧ VariousRight On Now – The Sounds Of Northern Soul (swirl colored vinyl) (2018 Record Store Day Release) ... LP
ORG, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $27.99
A host of rare soul tracks from the Warner/Atlantic catalog – plus a few bits from related labels too! You might know some of the artists here, but the cuts themselves are nice and obscure – especially on the vinyl format, where most of these tracks were only issued as rare 45s. Titles include "Across The Street" by Lenny O'Henry, "You're Such A Sweet Thing" by The Marvellos, "That Ain't Right" by JJ Jackson, "What's Gonna Happen To Me" by Charlie Hodges, "Good Lovin" by The Olympics, "I Feel Good All Over" by Betty Lavette, "Don't Forget About Me Baby" by Jeff Dale, "Git It" by The Invincibles, "Coming Home To You Baby" by The Crossroads, "Never Let Me Go" by Chuck Jackson, "Burning Fire" by Arthur Conley, "Tired Of Being Nobody" by The Valentinos, "With My Love & What You've Got" by Jean Welles, and "I'm Through With Love" by Ike & Tina Turner. LP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – on colored vinyl!)

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✨✧ VariousWestbound Detroit Northern Soul ... CD
Westbound/Kent (UK), Early 70s. Used ... $9.99
Groovy soul from Westbound Records – the Detroit imprint that's best known for its heavy funk from groups like Funkadelic or The Counts, but which also cut some killer Northern numbers in their early years too! The package features loads of under-discovered Westbound nuggets, including a few unreleased tracks too – and the overall feel is almost in the same territory as the HDH/Invictus camp of the early 70s – soaring soul that's clearly informed by the Motown generation, but which comes across with a lot more righteous overtones, thanks to some heady production work! A few names here are familiar, but most of the work should be pretty darn fresh, even if you've got other collections of Westbound work – and as usual, Kent have really knocked it out of the park with a great job on the notes and overall packaging. Titles include "Third World" by Joe Matthews, "Love Love Love" by Damon Shawn, "Till Another Day (Tom Moulton 7" edit)" by Caesar Frazier, "Ain't No Telling" by Houston Outlaws, "Happy Days" by The Magictones, "Gonna Spread The News" by Unique Blend, "Ain't That Lovin" by Denise & Abe, "Lonely In A Crowd" by Superlatives, "My Baby Ain't No Plaything" by The New Holidays, "Can't Shake It Loose" by Funkadelic, "I Can't See Myself Doing Without You" by Bob & Harold, "Never My Love" by Emanuel Laskey, "I'm Slowly Moulding" by The Magictones, and "I Am So Thankful" by Eddie Hill. CD

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

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

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

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

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✨✧ Various101 Northern Soul – 101 Of The Greatest Northern Soul Anthems (5CD set) ... CD
Universal (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 5CD ... Out Of Stock
The title's no lie – as this sweet little set features 101 Northern Soul classics – a treasure trove of upbeat soul from the 60s – with lots of rare cuts, obscure groovers, and the kinds of tracks that always got more play on UK dancefloors than back home here in the US! For the price, the set is a hell of a collection – and features killer classics from labels that include Motown, Chess, Philips, MGM, and other vintage imprints – with a nice degree of overlooked cuts that have only been discovered by the northern scene in more recent years. Titles include "Til You Were Gone" by Frank Wilson, "Love Love Love" by Bobby Hebb, "Stop Her On Sight" by Edwin Starr, "What More Could A Boy Ask For" by The Spinners, "Can't Satisfy" by The Impressions, "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks, "Why Am I Lovin You" by Debbie Dean, "The Night" by Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, "I Got A Feelin" by Barbara Randolph, "Heaven Must Have Sent You" by The Elgins, "Dr Love" by Bobby Sheen, "Trampoline" by Spencer Davis Group, "Nothing Left To Give" by Thelma Houston, "Baby I Miss You" by Tommy Good, "I've Been Blessed" by Bobby Taylor, "Look What You Done Boy" by The Lollipops, "Friday Night" by Johnny Taylor, "Baby I Love You" by Howard Tate, "Helpless" by Kim Weston, "Moody woman" by Jerry Butler, "There's A Ghost In My House" by R Dean Taylor, "Ordinary Joe" by Terry Callier, "Wade In The Water" by Marlena Shaw, "Drop In The Bucket" by Mary Wells, "Baby A Go Go" by Barbara McNair, "Love's Gone Bad" by Chris Clark, "Run For Cover" by The Dells, "Battened Ships" by Odyssey, "Nothing But A Heartache" by The Flirtations, "Sure Is A Lotta Woman" by The Isley Brothers, and "Keep On Lovin Me" by Francis Nero. CD

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✨✧ VariousChess Northern Soul Vol 3 (7 x 7 inch single box set – with download) ... 7-inch
Chess/Universal (UK), 1960s. New Copy 7 x 7 inch set ... Out Of Stock
Socking soul from the legendary Chess Records – presented in a format that always served the label best! This very limited box features seven 45s – each of which contains two great grooves from Chess – the kind of upbeat, uptempo soul that made the Chicago scene of the 60s second only to Detroit for groovers this great! Yet we almost like this material even better than the sounds of Motown – as Chess always had something interesting going on – some compelling arrangements, unusual touches, and a range of influences that really show up on the music within – a range of cuts that include some of our favorite 45s from the legendary label. Titles include "I'm So Glad" by Joe Cato, "See Me Through" by Bobby Womack, "Ordinary Joe" by Terry Callier, "Baby Hang On" by Maurice McAllister, "Such A Pretty Thing" by Gene Chandler, "Loving You Is Something New" by The Starlets, "Wait" by Jeanette Nellis, "You Keep Calling Me By Her Name" by Amanda Love, "Pain" by Mitty Collier, "City Life" by The Knight Brothers, "Lend Me Your Hand" by The Kindly Shepherds, "Lucky Boy" by Harold Hutton, "Foolish Me" by Jo Ann Garrett, and "Love Ain't Nothin" by Johnny Nash. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Individually numbered, limited edition – includes download!)

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

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✨✧ VariousNorthern Soul – The Collection – The Ultimate Northern Soul Anthems (3CD set) ... CD
Warner (UK), Late 60s. New Copy 3 CDs ... Out Of Stock
Maybe not the ultimate Northern Soul collection – you'd need a room full of CDs for that – but a pretty wonderful collection of upbeat 60s soul groovers pulled from the vaults of Warner Brothers and Atlantic Records! The 3CD set features a whopping 85 tracks in all – and most of them are rare cuts, even the ones by some of the bigger names – so that the whole thing really goes way past the obvious, and delivers surprise after surprise over the course of the long listening if has to offer! There's plenty of soul nuggets here that we haven't seen elsewhere on CD – and titles include "A Last Minute Miracle" by Linda Jones, "Baby Help Me" by Percy Sledge, "Call On Me" by The Dynells, "Walkin Up A One Way Street" by Willie Tee, "After Closing Time" by Hal Frazier, "This Beautiful Day" by Levi Jackson, "If You Ask Me" by Jerry Williams, "Mr Creator" by The Apollas, "Seven Days Too Long" by Chuck Wood, "Dance Dance Dance" by The Casualeers, "Can't Help Lovin Dat Man" by Ila Vann, "Skiing In The Snow" by The Invitations, "Teardrops Are Falling" by Little Natalie & Henry, "Bar B Q" by Wendy Rene, "Yes To The Lord" by The Stovall Sisters, "Change My Darkness Into Light" by The Flirtations, "It Hurts Me" by David & Ruben, "Livin In Love" by Sheila Anthony, "Please Operator" by Tony & Tyrone, and "Tell Me Why" by Life". CD
 
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June Gardner99 Plus One – Rare & Unreissued Jazzy Soul & Funk ... LP
Night Train International/Tuff City, Late 60s. Sealed ... $14.99
Tasty little funky instrumentals from drummer June Gardner and his New Orleans groups that included players like James Booker and Walter Payton! All the tracks are instrumentals that were originally issued on the labels Hot Line, Nola, and Hep 'Me during the years 1965 to 1970 – and they all have a nice heavy soulful groove that's a mixture of Northern organ/tenor soul jazz and New Orleans instrumentation. June put out one record on the Philips label, but these rare singles are much better than that one – especially the cuts "Jolly Little Midget", "Mustard Greens", "Hot Seat", "Later Baby", and "99 Plus One". LP, Vinyl record album

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100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed ... CD
Hot Wax/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1970. New Copy ... $13.99
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for smaller labels in the 60s – but who really bursts out of the box here with great presentation from the Holland Dozier Holland empire! The record features some great songs by General Johnson and Greg Perry – and Perry also handled some of the production work for the record – really pushing the group with the sort of full, rich sound the Chairmen Of The Board brought to their own work. Titles include "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)", "One Man's Leftovers", "Love is Sweeter", "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number", and "Back Track". CD features five bonus tracks – "90 Days Freeze", "Somebody's Been Sleeping (UK single edit)", "If I Could See The Light In The Window (version 1)", "Driveway", and "Somebody's Been Sleeping (US single)". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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VariousBirth Of Soul – Special Detroit Edition 1961 to 1964 ... CD
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... $12.99 18.99
The Detroit soul scene at the start of the 60s – music from a time before Motown was dominating the city's reputation, and a whole host of other great labels brought the motor city sound to the masses! The work here is quite a surprise if you're only thinking in terms of Northern Soul and some of the more uptempo Detroit groovers – as the work here burns on so many different levels – often with a style that reflects some of the nascent soul coming out of Chicago on labels like Chess and Vee Jay, the latter of whom is featured here amidst a range of other imprints that include Wand, Atlantic, Scepter, Time, Old Town, and Brent – all of whom released some of these early Detroit soul tracks as singles back in the day. In true Ace/Kent fashion, the set also features a few unreleased gems, plus a wonderful set of notes on the city's soul scene – alongside tracks that include "Nosey Folk" by The Del-Phis, "Answer Me" by Vivian Collins, "Can't We Get Together" by Harry Reid, "Here I Am" by Betty Lavette, "Shakin Fit" by The Pyramids, "That's No Way To Spend My Time" by The Pen Ettes, "Wedding Bells" by Melvin Davis, "You Lied" by Marva Josie, "Think A Little Sugar" by Barbara Lewis, "Just One More Time" by JJ Barnes, "My Letter" by Priscilla Page, "I Know How It Feels" by Laura Johnson, "I'm A Lonely Guy" by Timmy Shaw & The Sternphones, "Come Back To Me" by La Wanda William, "I Cried For My Last Time" by The Sonnettes, and "Tears Running & Falling From My Eyes" by James Lately. CD

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VariousFunk Soul Sisters Presented by SuperFunk – Classic & Rare Female Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), 1960s/1970s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 22.99
Funky female soul galore – a killer set of rare tunes that's one of the best sets of this type we've ever stocked! The SuperFunk crew at BGP have gone through the rich array of labels handled by the company – pulling out some massive tunes that really push our understanding of female soul – taking things way past the obvious hits and girl group numbers, into hard and heavy-stepping territory that we really love! Most of the tunes on the set are completely new to our ears, and there's a great mix of northern and southern funk styles that keeps things super-fresh. Drums crackle, basslines pound, and the gals belt it out loud, clear, and funky on a set of 20 tracks that includes "Tell Me What's Wrong" by Lynn Varnado, "Listen Here" by Valorie Keys, "Know What To Do When You Get It" by The Genies, "Heavy Heavy Hangs My Heart" by Vera Hamilton, "Better Get A Move On" by Louise McCord, "Pounds Of Soul" by Betty Bibbs, "Ooh Wee Baby" by Delilah Moore, "Sunshine Of Your Love" by Spanky Wilson, "Staying At Home Like A Woman" by Lynn Varnado, "Hold On This Time" by Fontella Bass, "Mr Fix It" by Thelma Jones, "I'm Glad I Got Over You" by Jeanette Jones, "One Way Street" by Little Ann, and "It's Too Late For Tears" by Rene Bailey. LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Georgia ProphetsCalifornia/Music With Soul ... 7-inch
Capricorn, Early 70s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Who were these guys? Sound like one of those southern crossover soul groups – big at the beaches and on the college dance circuit, a bit like the Swinging Medallions or the Tempests, but with a fuller male/female vocal harmony sound. "Music With Soul" is the best number on here – with a punchy Northern groove, pounded out with cowbell hitting on the basslines, while strings step into the groove nicely! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Billy Larkin & The DelegatesOrgan Grooves & Soul Brothers – The Best Of Billy Larkin & The Delegates ... CD
Stateside/EMI (UK), 1960s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
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✨✧ Jean WellsSoul On Soul (limited edition 3 x 7" set) ... 7-inch
BBE (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. Used 3x7" (pic cover)... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A treasure trove of deep soul, Northern groovers, and funky numbers from the mighty Jean Wells – easily one of the most accomplished soul singers of her time! Jean's got a voice that knocks it right out of the park, right away – a style that burns deeply on the mellow cuts, and soars to the heavens on the groovers – and she works here with impeccable production from Clyde Otis, who always seems to know just the right way to bring out the best in a singer like Wells. But even more notable is the fact that Jean wrote a good number of tunes here herself – quite unusual for a female soul singer of her generation – and an aspect that makes the collection especially noteworthy as a documents of the deep talents shown by Wells while recording these sides for the Calla label. This limited edition triple 7" single package is mighty great – with a slipcover that contains notes on the music, and a total of 6 tracks that include "What Have I Got To Lose", "Have A Little Mercy", "With My Love & What You've Got", "Take Time To Make Time For Me", "He Ain't Doing Bad", and "Somebody's Been Loving You". 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Shrinkwrap has a small hole in back.)

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✨✧ VariousRare Soul Harmony Of The 60's – The Sweeter Side ... CD
Goldmine (UK), 1960s/1998. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Great stuff! The folks at Goldmine always do a great job with their comps when they move away from the northern soul genre, and this one is no exception. The set compiles a stunning batch of 25 rare soul harmony tracks from the 60's, and they're all by obscure groups who only recorded 45s for independent labels. The quality of material is excellent, and if you like group soul sounds, this compilation is a must! All tracks are mellow, soulful, and beautiful – and titles include "I Need Your Love" by The Chandlers, "Did I Make A Mistake" by The Revlons, "How Was Your Weekend" by Bobby Mac, "You've Been Gone So Long" by The Tomangoes, "You Should Have Told Me" by The New Yorkers, "You Are" by The Executive Four, "I Want You To Be My Baby" by The Sound Masters, and lots lots more! Nice package, with dates for all the tracks, too. CD
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ Tito Lopez ComboUrban Soul ... CD
Tito's Record (UK), 2009. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Deeply funky work from the Tito Lopez Combo – possibly the group's grooviest album to date! The ensemble really have their chops down with this one – and hit a tight groove that's right up there in a 70s blacksploitation mode, but with some leaner jazz elements as well – driven strongly by the lead drums of Harbans Srih, and featuring loads of great keyboards, horns, guitar, and even a bit of tabla! There's a bit of vocals this time around – courtesy of Jimmy Eastwood, who does a great job on the group's cover of "I Can't Stand The Rain" – but the main groove is instrumental, and done here with a nicely hard edge, on a batch of mostly original material. Titles include "5 Point 6", "Foul Play", "Think Positive", "Shuffle The Cards", "Break It Off Or Work It Out", "Get The Funk", "Northern Delight", and "Don't Tease Me". CD also features a bonus track – "Mr PCP". CD

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

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✨✧ 100 Proof Aged In SoulSomebody's Been Sleeping In My Bed ... LP
Hot Wax, 1970. Used ... Out Of Stock
One of the best-remembered groups from the Detroit scene of the early 70s – thanks to the massive title track on this album, and a whole host of other wonderful cuts as well! The group features the great Steve Marcus on vocals – an artist who'd cut some key Northern soul singles for smaller labels in the 60s – but who really bursts out of the box here with great presentation from the Holland Dozier Holland empire! The record features some great songs by General Johnson and Greg Perry – and Perry also handled some of the production work for the record – really pushing the group with the sort of full, rich sound the Chairmen Of The Board brought to their own work. Titles include "Somebody's Been Sleeping", "Too Many Cooks (Spoil The Soup)", "One Man's Leftovers", "Love is Sweeter", "Age Ain't Nothin' But a Number", and "Back Track". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has moderate wear, with a split top seam, mostly split spine and some peeled spots.)

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✨✧ VariousIan Levine's Solid Stax Sensations ... CD
Stax/Kent (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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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ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. Very Good- ... $19.99
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
(Original pressing. Cover has ring & edge wear, with a split spine.)

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✨✧ Darrell BanksOur Love (Is In The Pocket)/Open The Door To Your Heart ... 7-inch
Revilot, Late 60s. Good ... $7.99
A northern soul classic if there ever was one! Both sides are incredible – some of the best work ever to come out of Detroit, and two lasting classics by the great Darrell Banks! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Plays with some faint crackles. Label has a name in pen.)

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✨✧ Billy Butler & InfinityHung Up On You (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Pride/Fever Dream, 1973. Used ... $8.99
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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✨✧ ChapparralsShake Your Head ... LP
Maximillion/Everland (Austria), 1978. New Copy (reissue)... Just Sold Out!
Razor-sharp funk from The Chapparrals – an Atlanta group from the 70s, and one with a great balance of ensemble grooving and deeper soul roots! There was really something special in the Atlanta scene at the time – an approach to large group funk that was different than most northern scenes, and which could still come across with a lean sort of energy, even when hitting tight on the money for the dancefloor! These guys are a perfect summation of that groove – and the album's a blistering blend of bassy rhythms and tight instrumentation – including some mighty sweet keyboards that snake wonderfully alongside the guitar and horns, sometimes with some wild moogy touches that are almost P&P funk. The whole thing's great – one of those albums that's rare, but mighty satisfying too – and titles include "Juicy Fruit", "Shake Your Head (parts 1 & 2)", "Stop Cheating On My Lady", "Country Girl", "Hittin It", "Jam Around The World", and "The Brew". LP, Vinyl record album

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Cobblestone/MoodsTrick Me Treat Me/Rainmaker ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1970. New Copy (reissue)... $4.99
Cobblestone kicks things off here with one of those fast-grooving soul tunes that soars right out of the gate – maybe a bit late for a Northern-styled cut, but one that has everything you could hope for – including some bold, raspy interplay between the lead vocals and the chorus! "Rainmaker" is on the flip – a nice little tune by The Moods, and one that builds a bit more slowly – almost in Motown-styled layers, which really suit the superb harmonies of the group as they deliver the lyrics of the tune alongside soaring strings and great energy from the backing ensemble! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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Charlie HadenLiberation Music Orchestra ... CD
Impulse, 1969. Used ... $7.99
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, punch through booklet.)

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Edwin Hawkins SingersLet Us Go Into The House Of The Lord ... LP
Pavillion, Late 60s. Very Good+ ... $4.99
A key early record for the Edwin Hawkins Singers – issued right after the group had changed their name from the less-catchy Northern California State Youth Choir! The record contains Hawkins' huge hit "Oh Happy Day" – done with soloist Dorothy Morrison, a voice that was strong enough to push this one from the gospel market right onto the pop charts! Other tunes follow in a similar style, really hitting hard for the soul generation – and tracks include "I'm Going Through", "Early In The Morning", "Joy Joy", and "To My Father's House". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Eddie KendricksEddie Kendricks ... LP
Tamla, 1973. Near Mint- ... $5.99
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 a cutout notch.)

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Betty Lavette/Carol FranBluesoul Belles – The Complete Calla, Port, & Roulette Recordings ... CD
Calla/Music On Vinyl (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $16.99 18.99
Sublime 60s soul – and a motherlode of rare work by 2 singers that we totally love! Betty Lavette's one of those voices who's finally getting her due after all these years – a great singer who recorded some incredible work for a variety of labels over the years – and who steps out here with some genius early sides for the Calla label! Unlike some of Betty's later work, the style here has a mix of deep soul vocals and uptown production – done in a sparkling style that's very true to Betty's roots, but which also brings in a nice bit of swing to the best tunes on the set. Carol Fran's a singer in a similar mode, and even better represented on this set – with a total of 16 tunes done for the Port and Roulette labels – in modes that range from Memphis soul to bluesy ballads, and some more upbeat Northern-styled numbers. Both singers get extensive coverage in the great notes on the set – and the CD features 24 tracks in all – including "Let Me Down Easy", "What I Don't Know", "Stand Up Like A Man", "She Don't Love You", "I Feel Good All Over", and "I'm Just A Fool For You" by Betty Lavette; plus "A World Without You", "My Runaway Heart", "I Know", "I'm Gonna Try", "Roll With The Punches", "C'Mon Let's Make Up", "Just A Letter", "Any Day Love Walks In", and "I Was Such A Fool" by Carol Fran. CD

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Little RichardPoor Dog/Little Bit Of Something ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy ... $4.99
Two great tracks from the Okeh Records years of Little Richard! "Poor Dog" is a tune by Larry Williams and Johnny Watson – and it's got the same hard-rolling soul of their own great work at the time – a quick-stepping groove that really lets Richard's vocals soar! Williams also wrote the flipside – which is a storming Northern number that's completely different than Little Richard's early material – but still graced by his incredible voice! 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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Azie MortimerHaunted/Cool It ... 7-inch
Number One, Late 60s. Near Mint- ... $19.99
Obscure work from jazz singer Azie Mortimer, recording here in a rare single that offers up 2 sides of her style. "Haunted" is a nice uptempo soul number, written and produced by Willie Henderson, with a good rolling groove that has a bit of a northern feel to it. "Cool It" was arranged and conducted by Mercer Ellington, and is more of a jazz number, although not done very well. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Yellow label pressing.)

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Paper DollsSomething Here In My Heart – The Complete Recordings 1968 to 1970 ... CD
Pye/RPM (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... $11.99
The complete works of a very groovy Brit trio from the late 60s – a female group who did a great job of bridging the worlds of American girl soul and UK pop of the time! The trio have a sound that's as sweet as you might guess from their look – but as with other British female solo acts of the period, they also seem influenced a lot more by American soul music than by the weepier, poppier side of the US girl groups – at a level that has most of these numbers coming on like sock-soul tunes, with currents of some of the Northern soul styles that were breaking big on British dancefloors. Most of the work here was issued on Pye Records – who could be especially groovy with the right material – and the CD features the full album Paper Dolls House, plus lots of singles and some Tiger Sue solo tracks too. Titles include "There's Nobody I'd Sooner Love", "Darlin", "Human Being Someone", "Step Inside Love", "Boy", "Baby Take Me In Your Arms", "Mister Good Time Friday", "Remember December", "Same Old Story", "Some Things Take A Little Time", "Captain Of Your Ship", "Something Here In My Heart", and "My Life Is In Your Hands". CD

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PoppiesLullaby Of Love ... LP
Epic, Mid 60s. Very Good+ ... $43.99
The only full album ever cut by The Poppies – a sweetly voiced soul trio who hailed from Jackson, but had a sound that was much more in keeping with the uptown groove of New York! The approach here is somewhere between girl group pop and harder edged soul – with a Northern undercurrent on a number of tracks, and a style that favors rhythmic tunes over the ballads – making for plenty of catchy numbers on the set. Billy Sherill produced, and also wrote a few of the tracks – and overall, the record's filled with a fair bit of fresh numbers, and not nearly the kind of filler you'd expect from a "hit follow up" album like this. Titles include "Lullaby Of Love", "He's Ready", "He's Got Real Love", "Love Song", "Spellbound", "Sure Is Worth It", "The Love We Knew", and "I Wonder Why". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some staple holes in one corner, otherwise looks great!)

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SupremesSupremes A Go Go (2CD deluxe edition – with bonus tracks) ... CD
Motown, 1966. New Copy 2CD ... $18.99 29.99
One of the biggest charting albums by The Supremes – and one of the best, too! The girls are opening it up a bit here – getting in on some of The Miracles Go Go action of the period, and laying down tunes that have a bit more of a northern soul vibe – relying a bit more on a more steady overall groove than the hugely catchy choruses of some of their biggest hits. A groovy record – with a tight theme! Titles include "These Boots Are Made For Walking", "I Can't Help Myself", "Get Ready", "Money", "Hang On Sloopy", "Come & Get These Memories", "Shake Me, Wake Me", and "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart". This huge 2CD package features an insane amount of unreleased bonus tracks – including rare versions of "Mickey's Monkey" and "It's Not Unusual" – plus a duet with The Four Tops on "Shake Me Wake Me", and loads of other rare mixes and alternate takes – as well as "Love is Like An Itching In My Heart (early versions scratch it mix)" and "Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart (Supremix)". 53 tracks in all! CD
Also available Supremes A Go Go ... LP 6.99

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Spyder TurnerStand By Me ... LP
MGM, Late 60s. Very Good ... $8.99
A bit of a gimmick – but a good one! The title track to the album is a famous 6 minute version of "Stand By Me" – one that has Spyder singing the track in styles that imitate Eddie Kendricks, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Billy Stewart, and others. The rest of the album continues in a similar mode – as Spyder does a fantastic job with famous soul tunes, and a few obscure ones, not always singing in an imitative style, but always doing a great job, in a mode that's sure to please anyone that's a fan of Detroit 60s Northern soul. Titles include "I Can't Make It Anymore", "I'm Alive With A Lovin Feeling", "I Don't Want To Cry", "I Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face", "Morning Morning", and "Don't Hold Back". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VibrationsNew Vibrations ... LP
Okeh, 1966. Near Mint- ... $24.99
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
(Purple label pressing. Cover has light wear. Label has a sticker.)

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VibrationsTaking A New Step ... CD
Castle (UK), 1972. Used ... $12.99
A great album by The Vibrations – the group who's best known for their 60s Northern Soul tunes, but who really shine in this obscure 70s session! The sound here is quite different than any of the group's other albums – a mixture of 70s funk and harmony styles, done with a more righteous approach, and lots of nice guitars! This style makes for more than a few nice funky tracks – including the classic "Ain't No Greens In Harlem", one of the group's standout tunes, and the cuts "Kazoo", "The Man", "Silver Dollar", "Whiskey Man", and "Bolder Green & Jones". CD
(Out of print.)

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Larry Williams & Johnny WatsonTwo For The Price Of One (with bonus tracks) ... CD
Okeh, 1967. Used ... $9.99
A sock-soul set of material from Larry Williams and Johnny Watson – and one that really updates their older groove for the Northern Soul generation! The album's pretty amazing – hardly anything you might expect from any of Williams' earlier work, and drenched in the charms that Johnny Watson discovered in the 60s, and expanded in the 70s – but set to rhythms that are as hard-grooving from a soul perspective as any of the best work on the Okeh label at the time! Arrangements are by Arthur Wright and Melvin Jernigan, who hit a very natural vibe that lets Larry and Johnny trade lines back and forth wonderfully – in a very personal, almost spontaneous way that's very different than better-known male soul duos of the 60s – and the record is a key lost link in Watson's career, one that really lets you hear him tightening things up before his superstar years of the 70s. Titles include the killer classic "Two For The Price Of One" – plus "Too Late", "Aint' Gonna Move", "Keep On Lovin' You", "Takin No Chances", "A Quitter Never Wins", and "I'd Rather Fight Than Switch". Features great bonus tracks too – including the Johnny/Larry single cuts "Nobody" and "Find Yourself Someone To Love" CD
(Out of print.)

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VariousAndy Smith – Diggin' In The BGP Vaults ... LP
BGP (UK), Mid 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2LP ... $19.99 24.99
A masterful set of old school funk & soul put together by DJ Andy Smith – who also worked some magic a few years back for the BGP label on the Northern Soul tip – this time out doing his thing with prime funk from the late 60s & early 70s! Smith does a excellent job of mixing sample classics that helped build golden age hip hop, many deeper tracks – funk nuggets from The Blackbyrds, Billy Garner, Funk Inc, Spanky Wilson and many more! Vinyl version is not a continous mix like the CD – and works as a straight up, excellent funky compilation. Titles include "Cracklin' Bread" by Dave Hamilton, "It's My Thing"by Betty Moorer, "I Don't Know What It Is But It Sure Is Funky" by Ripple, "I Got Some" by Billy Garner", "Can't Get Enough" by 87th Of Broadway, "Skunk Juice" by Pazant Brothers, "I'm A Good Woman" by The Generation", "Tighten Up" by Roosevelt Matthews and more. 24 tracks on 2LPs. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousCleethorpes Pier – Talk Of The North All Nighter – Central Promenade, Cleethorpes 1975 to 1978 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
The picture on the cover hardly does the music justice – as the image of a British pier doesn't even begin to reflect the soul and funk tracks within – even though they all got big play at Cleethorpes back in the 70s! Most of the work here is from the start of the 70s – and reflects a time when the rabid British soul scene was moving from the Northern modes that dominated the 60s with Detroit and Philly-styled grooves, to some of the newer funk that was coming out in the 70s – with space for even a bit of harmony soul and early club music too! The mix of tracks here is great – more funk and early disco than some of the other Outta Sight compilations – and titles include "Your Autumn Of Tomorrow" by The Crow, "I'm Your Pimp" by Skull Snaps, "Tear Stained Face" by Don Varner, "Like Her (part 1)" by Gentlemen & Their Lady, "The Gig" by Raw Soul, "I've Got The Need" by Spookie & Sue, "Marching Out Of Your Life" by Betty Baker & The Jaxis, "This Man" by Wally Cox, "Rainmaker" by The Moods, "Game Players" by Dooley Silverspoon, "Afternoon Of The Rhino" by Mike Post Coalition, "My Heart Needs A Break" by Linda Jones, "Spring Rain (short)" by Silvetti, and "Elusive" by Babe Ruth. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousGolden Torch Vol 2 ... LP
Outta Sight (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... $13.99
A second helping of sounds that broke big at England's Golden Torch – one of the most important clubs for the second wave of Northern Soul at the end of the 60s – and the kind of music that shows the transforming tastes of listeners at the time! The work here isn't just in a slavish Motown mode – and instead soars out with a range of great upbeat elements – including some strong inspiration from the Philly scene as it was really coming into its own. Titles include "Stick By Me Baby" by The Salvadors, "I Still Love You" by The Superlatives, "Out On The Floor" by Dobie Gray, "Never Love A Robin" by Barbara & Brenda, "Your Love Is Just A False Alarm" by Tari Stevens, "Gotta Have Your Love" by The Sapphires, "Angel Baby" by George Carrow, "Ain't Nothing But A House Party" by The Show Stoppers, "Hold On To My Baby" by The Cavaliers, "Exus Trek" by Luther Ingram Orchestra, "One In A Million" by Maxine Brown, and "This Is The House Where Love Died" by First Choice. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousKing Funk ... LP
BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 2 LPs ... $19.99 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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VariousNew Breed R&B – Soulful 60s Blues For Today's Dancers ... LP
Kent (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy ... About June 29, 2018
Not the usual old school R&B – but a sweet batch of cuts from a time when the music was taking on a new style in the soul generation – as older artists and younger singers moved gritty vocals into a range of great new grooves – much of which were a real precursor to the Northern Soul scene in the UK! Years later, we'd probably call these cuts deep soul – although the grooves are more upbeat than the usual numbers of that style, and often romp around in ways that have stronger ties to funk or boogaloo soul – with mighty strong vocals that really sock a heavy punch. LP, Vinyl record album

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VariousStax Vinyl 7s Box (10 x 7 inch singles) ... 7-inch
Stax, Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy 10 x 7 inch set ... $48.99 64.98
Fantastic sounds from the legendary Stax Records – that mighty Memphis powerhouse of soul! This very cool box is limited and numbered – and features a superb selection of second-chapter material from the label – tracks from the post-1968 time when Atlantic took away all the early hits – which maybe left Stax in a position to be even more creative and experimental than ever before! None of these titles are too-played tracks – and instead, the set brings together a nice mix of deep soul, Northern grooves, and even a bit of funk – with tracks that include "Hey You Don't Fight It" by The Montclairs, "The Stars" by Barbara Lewis, "The Whole Damn World Is Going Crazy" by John Gary Williams, "Why Must Our Eyes Always Be Turned Backwards" by Lou Bond, "Special Kind Of Woman" by Paul Thompson, "You're My Only Temptation" by Roz Ryan, "Let Hurt Put You In The Loser's Seat" by Joni Wilson, "Can You Win" by Charlene & The Soul Serenaders, "Friday Night" by Johnnie Taylor, "Happy" by William Bell, "One More Chance" by Margie Joseph, "I'll Never Stop Loving You" by Carla Thomas, "Sweet Sherry" by JJ Barnes, and "I'm The One Who Loves You" by Darrell Banks. 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited, numbered edition!)

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

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✨✧ Fantastic Johnny CBoogaloo Down Broadway/Look What Love Can Make You Do ... 7-inch
Phil-LA Of Soul, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(With jukebox strip.)

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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. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
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
(Out of print.)

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✨✧ San Remo Golden StringsHungry For Love ... LP
Ric Tic, Late 60s. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
The name on this one sounds cheesy – but the record's actually a great batch of Detroit soul instrumentals, with way more of a Northern Soul groove than you'd expect! The San Remo Golden Strings were a group of Detroit soul musicians – kind of similar to the Soulful Strings of Chicago Cadet fame, using strings to create a soulful stepping groove, but given a more exotic name here to "class" things up a bit. "Hungry For Love" is one of the group's most enduring instrumental tracks, the kind that you'll hear on some of those Goldmine collections filled with rare non-vocal soul tracks. The rest of the record features some original grooves – like "Joy Road", "Lonely One", and "I'm Satisfied" – as well as some San Remoed versions of tracks like "Everybody Loves A Lover", "People", and "Blueberry Hil". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear.)

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✨✧ VariousSuper Breaks Presents Stax Breaks ... CD
Stax (UK), Late 60s/1970s. New Copy ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
Funky breaks from the Stax Records – the legendary Memphis label that's had as much of an influence on the sound of hip hop as any northern company! The set brings together 19 tracks that are immediately recognizable for their use in modern hip hop – all heavy funk numbers with a solid southern groove – filled to the brim with burning horns, searing guitars, rumbling bass, and heavy funky drums! Tracks on the set have been sampled over the years by the likes of Wu Tang, Brand Nubian, Dilated Peoples, De La Soul, and others – but they also stand out equally well as funky tunes on their own, whether or not you've got an ear for who used them later. Great funky southern soul all the way through – with tracks that include "Our Generation" by Ernie Hines, "Black" by The Mar-Keys, "Tramp (inst)" by Otis & Carla Band, "Make This Young Lady Mine" by The Mad Lads, "The Devil Is Dope" by The Dramatics, "In The Hole" by The Bar-Kays, "I'll Play The Blues For You (part 1)" by Albert King, "Soul Girl" by Jeanne & The Darlings, "Itch & Scratch (part 2)" by Rufus Thomas, "Drumbeat" by Jim Ingram, "Crop Dustin" by Steve Cropper, "After Laughter" by Wendy Rene, "Memphis Sunrise" by The Bar-Kays, "Girl I Love You" by The Temprees, and "As Long As I've Got You" by The Charmels. CD

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✨✧ Lou Lawton/Walter WilsonKnick Knack Patty Wack/Love Keeps Me Crying ... 7-inch
Wand/Outta Sight (UK), 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
Two 60s stormers! "Knick Knack Patty Wack" is a wicked little groove – atune that begins with just handclaps and vocals at the start, then rolls into a vamping soul style that's completely outta sight – and which really fits the playful lyrics of the song! The flipside features soaring soul from Walter Wilson – a killer groove that really takes off right away! Wilson's vocals have a nice rough edge that makes for a great contrast to the tight Northern groove of the track – a wonderful pair that gives the record plenty of charm, and which should ensure this one plenty of spins on an all-soul dancefloor! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Laura LeeI Can't Make It Alone (with bonus track) ... CD
Invictus/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1974. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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". Features a bonus unedited version of "I Need It Just As Bad As You". CD
(Part of the Invictus/Hot Wax 1000 Collection!)

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✨✧ Eddie ParkerI'm Gone/Love You Baby ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Late 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Eddie Parker soars with the best sort of 60s Detroit vibe here – really stepping out strongly on "I'm Gone", thanks to rich Jack Ashford arrangements – which almost has the same vibe as the best Northern Soul groovers from Norman Whitfield! Jack helps out on the flip, too – which has this quick-stepping groove that really catches fire. thanks to some mighty fast guitar – and a trio of female singers behind Jack's lead! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Pied Piper Players/CavaliersBari Sax/We Go Together ... 7-inch
Kent/Pied Piper (UK), 1966. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A rare groove from this Detroit studio group – one that's mostly instrumental, but hardly needs any lyrics at all – given that the whole thing's got this sock-soul Northern Soul fire that's right up there with more famous work by the Pied Piper team! "We Go Together" is fantastic harmony soul from The Cavaliers – a group who've clearly learned how to balance the rough and the smooth in the best style of The Impressions! The groove even feels a bit Chicago too – and both cuts debut here on 45. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Dee Dee SharpWhat Kind Of Lady/The Bottle Or Me ... 7-inch
Gamble/Outta Sight (UK), 1968/1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A Northern Soul classic from Dee Dee Sharp – a tune that begins with this fantastic fast piano over the groove, already totally wonderful at the start – then Dee Dee's raw vocals come in to blow the whole thing away! "The Bottle Or Me" is a great message-oriented cut – scored with sublime Philly touches that include echoey vibes and some sweet-stepping strings! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Frank WilsonDo I Love You/Sweeter As The Days Go By ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1965. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
One of the all-time Northern Soul classics from Motown – exactly the kind of secret sound that's gone on to become a flag-waving standard for soul collectors over the globe! Frank Wilson was mostly a man working behind the scenes, but he soars out here beautifully on a fantastically catchy tune of his own creation – all with a chorus that won't quit, and these massively beautiful vibes! The vibes return on "Sweeter As The Days Go By" – but in a different way, as the tune's more of a stepping sort of groove – but equally sublime in a 60s Motown way! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Brenton WoodVery Best Of Brenton Wood ... CD
Double Shot/Bicycle Music, Late 60s. Used ... Out Of Stock
A great collection of work from west coast soul singer Brenton Wood – longtime Northern Soul favorite, and one of the most unique singers of his time! Brenton has a great voice that's both sweet and raspy at the same time, cracking slightly on the hooks of his hits – in a way that really opened up the tracks, and gave them a lot more honesty than you'd expect. This great set brings together tracks from Brenton's first few albums, plus other singles – and titles include "The Oogum Boogum Song", "Gimme Little Sign", "Baby You Got It", "Take A Chance", "Great Big Bundle Of Love", "Diamonds", "Darlin", "Catch You On The Rebound", "Two Time Loser", "Me & You", "Great Big Bundle Of Love", "I Like The Way You Love Me", "I Think You've Got Your Fools Mixed Up", and "Best Thing I Ever Had". CD

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✨✧ VariousKing Funk ... CD
King/BGP (UK), Late 60s/Early 70s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
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
Also available King Funk ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ ArtisticsI'm Gonna Miss You ... LP
Brunswick, 1967. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A really breakout moment for The Artistics – and the start of a really sublime run with the great Brunswick Records! The group had already broken a bit on Okeh a few years before – securing a top spot on the Chicago scene with their bouncy northern soul groove – a love of rhythm that made them as much a favorite on dancefloors as they were with fans of harmony soul. But on this sweet set, things come together even better than before – thanks to strong leads by singer Marvin Smith, who brings a real sense of personality to the group's harmonies – and wonderful Brunswick studio help that includes Sonny Sanders arrangements and Carl Davis production. The whole thing's wonderful – and tracks include the hit "I'm Gonna Miss You", plus "On & On", "Sweeter Than Sugar", "Hope We Have", "Girl I Need You", "You're Wonderful", and "Love Song". LP, Vinyl record album
Also available I'm Gonna Miss You ... LP 19.99

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✨✧ CytationsDarling You Do/Suddenly ... 7-inch
Federal Green, Late 60s. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
The Cytations come on strong here with a really positive, upbeat number – a harmony groove that's somewhere in Northern Soul territory, but maybe a bit more offbeat in the rhythms – but in a really great way! "Suddenly" is even more unusual on the flip – a moody slow-stepper, with a deep, dark bassline that carefully charts the course for the harmonies! 7-inch, Vinyl record
(Limited edition of 500!)

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✨✧ Robert KnightLove On A Mountain Top/Everlasting Love ... 7-inch
Outta Sight (UK), 1967/1968. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
"Love On A Mountain Top" is a fantastic tune from Robert Knight – a bit less-known than his hit, but with a soaring, joyous quality that's mighty nice! The tune has upbeat drums and strings that echo a 60s Northern Soul mode – but are served up with a slightly different 70s inflection! "Everlasting Love" is Knight's lasting classic – a cut that most folks think is a Motown track, given its sense of perfect production and undeniable hook! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ MirettesWhirlpool ... LP
Uni, 1969. New Copy (reissue)... Out Of Stock
A killer heavy soul album by this under-recorded soul combo! The Mirettes were a storming girl group from the late 60s, and their sound was a lot heavier than a lot of the sweeter girl groups from earlier years. The girls have a mix of southern deep soul vocals with some more northern-oriented harmonies – and they kind of feel like a cross between the Sweet Inspirations and the Lovelites, with a bit more funk thrown into the mix. This rare album is one of the only two they ever cut – apart from a few tracks that appeared on the Lost Man soundtrack (also on Uni) – and it's also their best. The record was produced by Clarence Paul, Ernie Shelby, and Dick Cooper – who also wrote most of the songs for the group. Titles include "I Miss You Baby", "If Everybody'd Help Somebody", "Heart Full of Gladness", "Ain't You Tryin' To Cross Over", and "Sister Watch Yourself". LP, Vinyl record album

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✨✧ Rita & The Tiaras/Dore StringsGone With The Wind Is My Love (voc, inst) ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), 1967. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A sweet female Northern groover – recorded for Dore Records in the 60s, but making its worldwide debut here on a limited 45! The tune's got a soaring soul feel that's totally great – very much like some of the best British takes on American Northern grooves – swirling strings underneath Rita's wonderful lead vocals. The flipside features an instrumental version, by the Dore Strings. 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ VariousLooking Good – Mod Club Classics ... CD
BGP (UK), 1960s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Stormin soul – and a killer set of upbeat 60s numbers! The package was put together for the UK mod scene, but it's a great batch of American tracks from the classic years of soul – not really Northern, not really southern – but kind of a hard-swinging approach to the music that makes for a really lively package overall! The set's got 20 tracks in all, all thumpin, bumpin, and gruntin-type numbers – with titles that include "Do The Whoo Pee" by Sugar Pie Desanto, "Lay This Burden Down" by Mary Love, "Make Me Yours" by Bettye Swann, "I Keep Forgetting" by Chuck Jackson, "I've Got Papers On You Baby" by BB King, "Hole in The Wall" by George Stone, "Have Love Will Travel" by Richard Berry & The Pharoahs, "Keep My Woman Home" by Danny White, "Mama Julie" by Terry & Jerry, and "I Got A Woman" by Billy Hawks. CD

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✨✧ VariousNight Comes Down – 60s British Mod, R&B, Freakbeat, & Swinging London Nuggets (3CD set) ... CD
RPM (UK), Mid 60s. New Copy 3CD ... Out Of Stock
The British mod scene of the 60s was drinking up a very heady brew of American jazz, soul, and R&B – then doing a great job of turning it into their own sort of music, as you'll hear on this set! Most of the numbers here are English, but could easily go head-to-head with the most romping tunes on American jukeboxes at the time – particularly the soulful sort of grooves that were flowing out of northern cities like Detroit, Chicago, and New York! Yet there's also something special going on here, too – as the groups aren't just slavishly soulful, but also taking some chances, too – really starting to open up their sound, but not at the level from the more progressive years – just finding the right sort of inspiration, then getting confident enough to give things their own spin. The set list is amazing – very much on a par with the other superb 3CD collections of this nature from RPM – and titles include "Work Song" by James Royal, "Night Comes Down" by Mickey Finn, "What's Her Name" by Guy Darnell, "My Love" by Ronnie Jones, "Taboo Man" by Alexis Kroner, "Mama" by Litz Roza, "Don't That Beat Them All" by Just Five, "Fire In The City" by The Deviants, "Violin Shop" by The Alan Bown, "Elevator" by Grapefruit, "Peacock Dress" by Sun Dragon, "The Eagle Flies On Friday" by The Exceptions, "Girl On A Motorcycle" by British Lion Orchestra, and lots lots more! 87 tracks in all. CD

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✨✧ Tutti Hill/Garrett SaundersWhen The Goin Gets Rough/I Keep Comin Back For More ... 7-inch
Kent (UK), Early 60s. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
"When The Going Gets Rough" is a fantastic 60s stepper from Tutti Hill – a groove that's maybe more popcorn than Northern – snapping along nicely, while a harmonica wails somewhere in the background, and Tutti's proud vocals soar out over the top! Garrett Saunders has a wonderful voice on the flipside – singing boldly over just solo piano, which makes for a very unusual style for a soul tune! 7-inch, Vinyl record

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✨✧ Eero Koivistoinen & UMO Jazz OrchestraArctic Blues ... CD
Svart (Finland), 2017. New Copy 2CD ... Out Of Stock
Beautiful work from Finnish saxophone genius Eero Koivistoinen – a player who blew our minds with his experimental records at the start of the 70s, and continued to amaze us as the years go on! This set has Eero at the head of the larger UMO jazz orchestra – directing the group, but also taking off on plenty of solos as well – really richly-blown tenor lines that carve out a majestic space next to the deep colors of the group – a perfect blend, and one that's much better than some of the usual European albums of this nature. There's a few other great reed players in the lineup, and quartets of trumpet and trombones, too – and some other musicians get a chance to solo as well. The whole thing's got a sense of icy soul that almost feels like a tenor-based version of the Gil Evans experiments with Miles Davis – and most of the set was recorded in 2016, but the package also features a few bonus tracks from 2005. Titles include "Arctic Blues", "Meat Meat Blues", "Oshumare", "Nodiskt Samarbete", "2000 Fi", "Halling", "Northern Dimension", "Pictures In 3 Colors", and "Hallanvaara". CD

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✨✧ MirettesWhirlpool/In The Midnight Hour ... CD
Uni/Playback, 1969. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
Double dose of heavy soul by this under-recorded late 60s combo – originally known as The Ikettes before splitting with Ike Turner and becoming The Mirettes! They're a truly storming group, with a sound that's a lot heavier than a lot of the sweeter girl groups from earlier years. The girls have a mix of southern deep soul vocals with some other more northern-oriented harmonies – and they kind of feel like a cross between the Sweet Inspirations and the Lovelites, with a bit more funk thrown into the mix. Whirlpool was produced by Clarence Paul, Ernie Shelby, and Dick Cooper – who also wrote some songs for the group – and titles include "I Miss You Baby", "If Everybody'd Help Somebody", "Heart Full of Gladness", "Ain't You Tryin' To Cross Over", and "Sister Watch Yourself". The feel on In The Midnight Hour is also hard and southern – almost like the best Memphis work by the Emotions, or some of the more obscure female groups on Stax/Volt. There's also a few oddball tracks and covers on this one – and titles include "Take Me For A Little While", "Keep On Running", "In The Midnight Hour", "I'm A Whole New Thing", and "The Real Thing". CD

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✨✧ MobMob (Private Stock) ... LP
Private Stock, 1975. Used ... Out Of Stock
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

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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 ... Out Of Stock
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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✨✧ Northern Illinois University Jazz EnsembleSpace Train ... LP
NIU Jazz Ensemble, 1978. Used ... Temporarily Out Of Stock
A pretty hip batch of big band tracks – with a sound that's a lot more soulful than you'd expect. The best tracks mix together big band grooving with some slight bits of funk – in a style that's almost a bit like some of the MPS work at the same time. The horns are tight on a lot of tracks, with trumpet or tenor breaking out in a solo. Includes versions of "Siesta", "S-1", "Where Am I Going", and "Windjammer" – plus the original tunes "Hip Pickles" and "Space Train". LP, Vinyl record album
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VariousStrictly Rhythm – Underground 1990 to 1997 (3CD set) ... CD
Strictly Rhythm/Archive (UK), 1990s. New Copy 3CD ... $19.99
Fantastic work from the Strictly Rhythm label – an indie imprint, but one who could take all the best underground sounds of the 80s, and find a way to really move the grooves forward! The work here is quite different than mainstream dance hits of the 90s – and still has all the crispness and crackle of earlier Chicago and Detroit house, and some of that great late 80s music that was coming from New York and New Jersey – almost a revival of the soulful club spirit of the disco years, but with lots more of the darkness that came into play once overseas imports had a big impact on the US scene. Some names here would blossom into bigger stars later, some were underground acts that had a brief moment in the sun – and together, the music shows an American scene that was still going deep and being very creative – even when so many European acts were just going for schlocky, easy modes in the years after the acid house explosion. The package features 30 really well-chosen tracks, including some rare mixes – and the set features many tracks never on CD, and has notes by dancefloor historian Bill Brewster. Titles include "Just A Touch (jazz element mix)" by Essence, "Waterfalls (4am mix)" by After Hours, "This Beat Is Over" by DV8, "Lil Louie's Anthem" by The Untouchables, "Boom (hard mix)" by House 2 House, "That String Track" by UPI, "Master Blaster (wild pitch mix)" by Joint Venture, "Rise From Your Grave (hard head mix)" by Phuture, "Equinox (heavenly club mix)" by Code 718, "Muzik Is Life (life long mix)" by DJ Pierre, "Deep Inside" by Hardrive, "Need Your Love (orig mix)" by Groove Patrol, "Northern Lights (old skool re-edit)" by Caucasian Boy, "Love & Happiness (12" club)" by River Ocean with India, "The Theme (The Legend)" by Loop 7, "Break Night" by The Mole People, "Keep On Groovin (Ian's fierce mix)" by DJ Sneak, "Freaky (bar heads mix)" by Lou 2, and "Higher State Of Consciousness (tweekin acid funk)" by Wink. CD
 
 
 



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