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Image Auction: RSV-1084  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

LORD LUTHER


Title:

My Mistake


Label:

Schireck 101


Condition: VG++
West Coast stormer with torrid, caustic vocals from bluesman Luther McDaniels, turned up for Ginger in the late seventies but in the era of Cobblestone, Burning Bush etc. was probably a little bit hard-edged to ever win the masses over. The end result is a connoisseur’s item that stands a chance these days and which we haven’t had in quite a while.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £201.00

Image Auction: RSV-1085  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

THE MASQUERADERS


Title:

How


Label:

La Beat 6606


Condition: VG++
And fresh from ‘America’s Got Talent! (true). If you didn't know the remaining trio of the group recently got to the quarter finals of this yawntacious show. The lead singer on ‘How’ (Lee Jones) is long gone and, in a way, I'm glad they got as far as they did but no further. Talent like this isn't for the Simon Cowells of this world. They’re our favourite secret.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £1,000.00

Image Auction: RSV-1086  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

AL GARDNER


Title:

Sweet Baby


Label:

Sepia 2


Condition: M-
Staying with the Motor City and a popular spin in recent times. Mind you, copies didn't turn up much when it wasn't popular! This one is a perfect copy, stone mint and played less than seven times.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1087  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

FREDDY BUTLER


Title:

Pitter Patter


Label:

M&M 332


Condition: VG+
Completing a trio of Detroit rarities is this earlier effort from Freddy Butler which has got all it takes for those into the R&B style. A thunderous, ominous rhythm is topped by Butler’s stentorian vocals. Great stuff, particularly if you like ‘em black as the famous location in Calcutta.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £345.00

Image Auction: RSV-1088  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

KITTENS


Title:

Wait A Minute (You're Getting Careless With My Heart)


Label:

Vick 300


Condition: M-
Time to let the girls in and this Chicago trio of Bernice Willis, Thelma Mack and Laurel Ross made half a dozen or so 45’s with little or no commercial success, but which are all worth owning. This is their rarest outing by far (and probably their first) combining two rather neat midtempo numbers. To confirm this fact we have also put a soundbite of the flipside ‘Somebody New’ for your delectation and delight.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1089  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

JIMMY ANDREWS


Title:

Big City Playboy


Label:

Blue Jay 5003


Condition: VG+
Superb midtempo item out of New York has never been any less than scarce, scarce, scarce. Not a minter by any means but plays very well indeed. To emphasize this we have included the whole track.
  
Reserve Price: £1,200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1090  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

KURT HARRIS


Title:

Emperor Of My Baby's Heart


Label:

Diamond 158


Condition: VG+
Staying with the Big Apple and a late eighties spin that went on to become a classic. Born as Curtis Futch Jnr, Harris also recorded as Kurtis Scott right out into the early eighties. A little bit of wear and tear means that a listen to the soundbite might assuage any doubt.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1091  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

TY KARIM


Title:

You Just Don't Know


Label:

Romark 113


Condition: VG++
If any singer ever stood for the depth of Black Music it is/was Ty Karim. Hardly known beyond the end of the street in Los Angeles where she became a recording artist (she was born Veatrice Thomas in Mississippi) Karim had a totally unique vocal style worthy of much more success than she had. In fact she hardly had any success! The result is that a superb body of work is almost totally scarce and unavailable – also quite excellent. Here is a singer who almost defines ‘rare soul’, and this is her rarest item.
  
Reserve Price: £2,000.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1092  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

LITTLE MELVIN and THE BOLEROS


Title:

Jealous Lover


Label:

Valarie 4397


Condition: M-
Things have got a little bit minty on this soulful mover that lay in the shadows for many years without folks realising how good it was. One of a number of great soul records out of Baltimore and, as we said, in rather perfect condition. If you don’t know it, check out the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £280.00

Image Auction: RSV-1093  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

T. J. WILLIAMS and TWO SHADES OF SOUL


Title:

Baby, I Need You


Label:

Josie 1000


Condition: M-
Fabulous bouncy mover rose to real prominence around 15 years ago and became a dancefloor packer. The unknown T.J turns in a great performance (he could be Timmie Williams but I doubt it) on another near-perfect piece of vinyl.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1094  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

HOWARD GUYTON


Title:

I Watched You Slowly Slip Away


Label:

Verve 10386


Condition: VG+
A total gem of uptown New York sixties soul from the ex-Top Note singer who also recorded as Guy Howard. Prior to his death in 1977 he had toured with a version of the Platters. A little bit rarer on stock copy than on promo this is one of those records that looks worse than it sounds, in fact it sounds very well indeed, so we include it for soundbite purposes.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £160.00

Image Auction: RSV-1095  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

THE OPELLS


Title:

Day And Time / You Know I Love You


Label:

Linco 112


Condition: VG++
An almost known early seventies mover on Walter Grady’s label out of Greensboro’ North Carolina, is worth checking out the soundbite for. Lead singer was one Tom Smith and writer James Steadman Jr. was also in the group. The flipside ‘You Know I Love You’ is a quality sweet soul harmony ballad. Both included in soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1096  Ends: 26/10/2017 18:00
Artist:

FRANKIE and JOHNNY


Title:

I'll Hold You


Label:

UK Decca 22376


Condition: M-
One of our occasional forays into UK records results in a mint copy of one of the best British productions ever, a non-hit to be proud of in fact from Scottish duo Maggie Bell and Bobby Kerr and always a rarity on original UK release.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £480.00

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