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Image Auction: RSV-1447  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

PHILIP JAMES


Title:

Keep On Loving


Label:

Longwood 1908


Condition: VG++
As we remember it, this is the son of the great Phil Flowers on an Ohio recorded modern soul winner from 1974 which then came out on a tiny label out of Rockville, Massachusetts. Contrary to some online information this is not the Jamaican singer who was in the Bluesbusters.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £301.00

Image Auction: RSV-1448  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

JOE MATTHEWS


Title:

Ain't Nothing You Can Do / (You Better) Check Yourself


Label:

Kool Kat 1001


Condition: VG++
Our first copy of this Detroit gem in ages and it’s a red stock issue which, whilst on par in rarity with the white promo has the advantage of looking totally different to the boot (which looks like the promo). Wrap your ears around the great flipside ‘(You Better) Check Yourself’ which wasn’t played back in the day (1976) but sounds fabulous today, so we’ve put it on the soundbite. Strong VG++ plays very well.
  
Reserve Price: £1,200.00

Current Bid: £2,090.00

Image Auction: RSV-1449  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

KITTIE DOSWELL


Title:

Just A Face In The Crowd


Label:

Hes 2468


Condition: M-
Known on some of her half-dozen releases as Kitty ‘Miss Soul’ Doswell. This is certainly her most soulful effort. It dates from ’73 and looks and sounds just a little earlier than that date. Superb crossover soul from a lady who passed away in 2011 after spending all of her adult life in the Los Angeles area. Please note, there is a tiny mark on the playing surface at 1:58 which causes two minor pops, nothing bad. Check soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £325.78

Image Auction: RSV-1450  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

HERMON HITSON


Title:

Laughin


Label:

Royal 2871-50


Condition: M-
The gritty vocals of Hermon Lee Hitson are always regarded favourably at Anglo American. Here is an earlier release from Hitson shortly after he arrived in Atlanta from his Jacksonville home. He has worked in the area ever since, primarily as a guitarist – possibly his take-no-prisoners, caustic vocals were just too soulful for any radio exposure.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1451  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE ORACLES


Title:

I Ain't Got No Time / Love In My Heart


Label:

OM 1967


Condition: VG+
Seemingly a one-off recording for this group on a one-off label from 1967. It borrows heavily from The Whispers’ ‘The Dip’ but that is no bad thing. The flipside ‘Love In My Heart’ will kill beat ballad lovers (see soundbite). Written on both sides by Bobby Mandolph and, quite possibly, it is him on vocals. The great Miles Grayson at the wheel on this one too.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £611.00

Image Auction: RSV-1452  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

COCO and BEN


Title:

Good Feeling


Label:

Earth World 2700


Condition: VG++
Very rare 1979 release has not been in our possession for some years. With its impossible-to-read label inscription it has always been a difficult find since it first got plays on the early eighties Modern scene. For sure Ben is one Ben Robinson, but who Coco is we do not know – certainly she does all the singing – and does it well.
  
Reserve Price: £700.00

Current Bid: £725.00

Image Auction: RSV-1453  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

RUFUS WOOD


Title:

Before 2001 / Ghettoville


Label:

Espanola 3602


Condition: M-
The original green and blue copy of a biggie from the same period (1976) as ITEM B on our auction and for sure a rarity. Even comes with an original company sleeve! Flipside ‘Ghettoville’ is a shameless Wilson Pickett cash-in but is still superb sixties soul, and we’ve ‘soundbitten’ it for you.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £550.00

Image Auction: RSV-1454  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

JESSE JOHNSON


Title:

Left Out


Label:

Old Town 1195 (dj)


Condition: M-
Mint copy of this total classic has a one second cue-burn on the intro. Deejays… please don’t wind your records back to the beginning – better to mumble on and stop talking when the music starts! Outside of that, what a gem this is which takes Eddie and Ernie’s superb ‘Outcast’ up a notch and then improves it. The business.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1455  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

BRAND NEW


Title:

Thousand Years


Label:

Du-Vern 4176


Condition: M-
Surely this mid-seventies label has to be the rarest TK-distributed imprint of all? An unknown group on a super 1976 dancer that certainly wasn’t around the UK as a new release, that’s for sure. Flipside ‘Party Time’ is top rated seventies boogie/funk and probably much more in keeping with the Miami sound of the time.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1456  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

TOMMY DODSON


Title:

One Day Love / Mind Reader


Label:

Uptown 709


Condition: VG+
One of those never-made-it spins from yesteryear that was quickly abandoned and, boy, does it sound great today. But wait… flip it over and there’s a fabulous midtempo number waiting for any enterprising deejay. A few crackles but check the soundbites and try to resist ‘Mind Reader’ – tremendous early sixties with tympanic drums and an atmosphere you can nearly chew!
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £260.00

Image Auction: RSV-1457  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

CARMELITA


Title:

Isn't It Lonely


Label:

Carmen 1001


Condition: M-
Carmelita Pittman was the wife of this record’s producer Jerry Pittman and apparently still singing to this day. Quite right too as she’s a talent, formerly in education she was known as ‘The Rappin’ Teacher’. Thankfully there’s no rap nonsense here… just superb crossover soul.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1458  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

FRED JOHNSON


Title:

I Feel The Soul


Label:

Shi-Lush 104 (dj)


Condition: M-
A Chicago release written by the Scott Brothers and issued on a tiny label related to Capri Records (Johnson made a single on that logo). All the few copies I’ve seen have been promos so perhaps it wasn’t ever released formally. Great Deep Soul flipside ‘Don’t Leave Me Baby’.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1459  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

RAY POLLARD


Title:

The Drifter


Label:

United Artists 916 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Always lots of calls if we set-sale this marvel of Uptown Soul so we thought we’d give everyone the opportunity to own it. Surely known to all, the thought occurred upon listening to the track for the first time in a while that it’s actually a little faster than a beat ballad really. A midtempo treat perfect for those ageing knee-joints we suppose. Just a few light marks make it VG++.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1460  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

CHARLES RUSSELL


Title:

It Ain't Easy


Label:

Psyche 001


Condition: M-
The original version as spun at Cleethorpes and always a rarity. Re-mixed a few years later and issued on the Bionic label, that 1977 45 isn’t too expensive (but still a worthwhile version) whereas the original one is pretty rare. David Crawford arranged this one and he knew what he was doing in the studio.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1461  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE CONSTRUCTION


Title:

Hey Little Way Out Girl


Label:

Sync6 924


Condition: VG+
As ‘The Del Capris’ this must have been one of Richard Searling’s biggest-ever Wigan spins – up there with Cecil Washington, ‘Tainted Love’ and John and The Wierdest, if not quite as black! (sorry Richard). Always very rare, it remains so today and will certainly take any Casino-goer right back to 1977/78. Some wear on this copy, but not too bad. Check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £650.00

Image Auction: RSV-1463  Ends: 28/11/2019 18:00
Artist:

STEVENS & FOSTER


Title:

I Want To Be Love


Label:

Jerri 106


Condition: M-
Another TK-distributed disc (see item I) which actually turned up in the UK as a new release but has proved to be very rare indeed with few copies ever offered on the online sales vehicles. As far as we can tell, the singers vanished as quickly as they appeared. Ballad fans always did rate the slow flipside and it is indeed an excellent Deep Soul item.
  
Reserve Price: £700.00

Current Bid: £825.00

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