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Image Auction: RSV-1495  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

COOKIE JACKSON


Title:

Try Love


Label:

Cyclone 121


Condition: VG++
Lorraine ‘Cookie’ Jackson made a handful of 45s that are all worth a soul fan’s attention. Her rarest moment came with this 1961 effort however, which has had the attention of dancefloors for nigh-on 20 years in the UK and is indeed a brassy, infectious call for foot action.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1496  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE TIARA'S


Title:

Loves Made A Connection


Label:

Seton 777


Condition: VG++
With apologies for the incorrect possessive apostrophe on the groups’ name, this is the same group who backed Rita on her Dore epic… tho’ she never actually met them! They also made two records on the Valiant logo but for pure Northern Soul, refer to this one. Always has been a rarity and only our third copy in 30 years.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1497  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

GENE CHANDLER


Title:

Fool For You / Buddy


Label:

Universal Acetate


Condition: VG++
A real oddity – these are the instrumental band tracks to Chandler’s Constellation release ‘(I’m Just A) Fool For You’ and ‘Buddy Ain’t It A Shame’. Both work incredibly well as instrumentals. In fact, in terms of “Northern”, ‘Buddy’ takes on a light of its own to become a dancefloor monster! Check the soundbite – a one off?
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1498  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

BOB & FRED


Title:

I'll Be On My Way


Label:

Big Mack 6101


Condition: VG++
Such a big spin around 15 years ago and copies rarely turn up for sale. Detroit of course, with producer Ed McCoy being the label owner. Bob Thomas and Fred Brown were the singers and they ended up on the label after a $14.95 buy-your-own-demo session sponsored by the Detroit Free Press! It was McCoy who spotted their potential via the demo and he took them into the studio; although the record itself scarcely went further than the end of the street.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £1,002.00

Image Auction: RSV-1499  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

SOUL COMMUNICATERS


Title:

Those Lonely Nights


Label:

Fee Bee 221


Condition: M-
The great Chuck Corby offers up one of the most convincing blue-eyed soul efforts on this gem. The label was a Pittsburgh imprint owned by long-time distributor Joe Averbach and which takes its name from the freebies Averbach was constantly given (Freebee). Interestingly, big Northern demand on this one seemed to come from an early Goldmine CD ‘This Is Northern Soul’ back in ’91.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £525.00

Image Auction: RSV-1500  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

REACHERS


Title:

I Just Want To Do My Own Thing


Label:

Magic Disc 212


Condition: M-
Not had this 1977 West Coast dancer in quite some time. Was sent this as a new(ish) release by a contact and it took me a dozen years to see another copy. Interestingly, the song is arranged by doo-wop group Rochelle and The Candles – a group that included N.S. legend Johnny Wyatt; lo and behold, he is on the writing credits.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1501  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

LEN JEWELL


Title:

All My Good Lovin' (Is Going To Waste)


Label:

Pzazz 050


Condition: M-
Arise Sir Leonard, the right honourable Knight of Northern Soul and legend of a hundred gems. He could do it for himself as well as others – this beauty on Paul Gayten’s label proves it. The label was a 1968 retirement for Gayten… not a bad effort! Styrene Monarch press is the original here (no original vinyl copies). A double-header right here, don’t miss the brilliant flip ‘The Elevator Song’ which has picked up plays over recent years. Both on soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1502  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

TOWANDA BARNES


Title:

You Don't Mean It / (You Better) Find Someone To Love


Label:

A&M 1141 (dj)


Condition: M-
Gloria Barnes takes the Ohio Players song and tears it apart in wonderful fashion (she also did a slower album version). The stock copy of this is one of the rarest major label issues in N. Soul, but here we have a mint promo. Do not ignore the funkier flip ‘(You Better) Find Someone To Love’ either as it fits in well with any creative/alternate DJ set.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1503  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

OLIVER JOY


Title:

Keep Love Growing


Label:

Big Deal 133


Condition: VG++
‘Keep Demand Growing’ might well be an alternate title for this New Orleans stomper which has emerged from the pack to become available only infrequently. A tiny bit of label wear perhaps described as ‘ring wear’ (ooh-erh) but nothing preventing spinning around on a turntable and filling the dancefloor.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1504  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE NICKY NEWARKERS


Title:

Woman


Label:

Mercury 73812 (dj)


Condition: M-
The oddly named group and their 1976 release has always been a rarity and it’s difficult not to think that Jason ‘Jesus’ Alvarez, who produces the record, is the vocalist on this one. It’s a B-side to the funky/disco sound of ‘Leave Me Or Love Me’ and, as most seventies promos are one song on both sides, we are fortunate the promo has the side. Produced in association with Jerry Ross, this one quickly vanished back in the day.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1505  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE MYSTIQUES


Title:

Put Out The Fire


Label:

Twinight 112 (dj)


Condition: VG
For sure one of the rarest discs on the Chicago label and a quite excellent crossover dancer that also came out on the hideously obscure Orr record label. Some wear on the label and, for sure, some on the vinyl, but it plays pretty well. Check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1506  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

BESSIE BANKS


Title:

Don't You Worry Baby The Best Is Yet To Come


Label:

Quality 603 (dj)


Condition: M-
The right label for this great singer without a doubt and this superior seventies dancer has never been easy to locate. This is surprising, as she was known and rated at the time of this release (1976) but the disc failed to show up much in the UK and wasn’t around N.Y. either. This one is a sparkling white mono/stereo promo copy.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1507  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE MARTINEQUES


Title:

If You Want To Call Me


Label:

Me-O 1002


Condition: M-
This is the Detroit doo-wop group The Martiniques on their final recording from ’65 (tho’ it isn’t a Detroit label) – a beautiful piece of midtempo harmony therefore emerges from the embers of doo-wop to ignite soul music. The more uptempo flipside ‘My Baby She Can’t Dance’ may have its devotees too.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1508  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

TERRI GOODNIGHT


Title:

The Victory Song


Label:

Phelectron 702


Condition: VG++
Three 1966 releases on this 1966 Los Angeles label and every one of them a rarity. However, the two Terri Goodnight releases are the rarest of the trio by some way and this particular 45 the rarest of the two by her. The catchy rhythm has that slight Latin feel which made things like ‘You Should O’ Held On’ so popular. Just waiting for the right deejay therefore.
  
Reserve Price: £1,500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1509  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE EL COROLS


Title:

Chick, Chick / You Gotta Be An Angel


Label:

Rouser 2954


Condition: M-
This release from the label of Tommy Rouse has soared in demand in recent times. It was a Washington label, one of comparatively few in a city with a large black population. The El Corols are largely unknown but this obscure number also saw release on the tiny… Tiny label. Flipside ‘You Gotta Be An Angel’ is also ‘soundbitten’.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £501.00

Image Auction: RSV-1510  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

LIMITATIONS


Title:

I'm Lonely, I'm Troubled


Label:

Bacone


Condition: VG++
Storming group soul once more, this time from Elizabeth Bacone’s Philadelphia label which had just the two releases in the late sixties and only one from this group who then had a solitary release on the famed Volt logo. Bacone herself wrote one side of the rare Joni Wilson Volt release. A career rather submerged in obscurity then – all of which deserved better.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1511  Ends: 27/02/2020 18:00
Artist:

COURT DAVIS


Title:

Try To Think What You're Doing


Label:

East Coast 1047


Condition: M-
One of the Casino’s longest-running cover-ups was this one covered up as Herbie Williams by Richard Searling. For the full story and further details on this record, see Richard’s book ‘Setting The Record Straight’, suffice it to say that Court Davis is even depicted in the book. Considering that the record got reasonable press at the time of its release, it has always been rare with very few copies ever cropping up for sale.
  
Reserve Price: £1,800.00

Current Bid: £1,800.00

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