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Image Auction: RSV-1097  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

THE EMPIRES


Title:

You're On Top Girl


Label:

Candi 1033 (wd)


Condition: M-
Top rated group harmony dancer with doo-wop overtones, even so it seems almost impossible that this record dates from 1963 so ahead of its time is it. The label hailed from Wilmington, Delaware and was one of a number of labels courtesy of James Chavis who operated out of Vandever Street.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £2,400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1098  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

MELVIN DAVIS


Title:

I Must Love You


Label:

Groovesville 1003


Condition: VG+
5-star Detroit sixties soul from a guy who was a friend to many on the recent Detroit soul trip. One of those records that looks to be in much worse condition than the sound in the grooves. Check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £220.00

Image Auction: RSV-1099  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

AD-LIBS


Title:

I Don't Need No Fortune Teller


Label:

Passion 1


Condition: M-
The famed sixties group could turn out fine seventies soul as well (as this track proves) listed by some sources as a 1982 release this is more likely from 1977. A top quality modern dancer whatever the truth.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1100  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

SEAN (MR. ESQUIRE) TAYLOR


Title:

Never Do I Worry


Label:

Magic Touch 2003


Condition: M-
One of those all-too-frequent circumstances whereby an artist does a couple of records for a label, one is relatively common – the other is dog rare. This is such a case. An absolute almost-unknown stormer from the Milwaukee label. A good flipside too ‘Funky Soul Dance’ (which we also put on the soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £350.00

Image Auction: RSV-1101  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

THE INTREPIDS


Title:

To Make You Love Me


Label:

Nite Beat 1000


Condition: M-
First label before Cotillion for this super group dancer dating from 1970. An unknown group but unlikely to be the Columbia ‘After You've Had Your Fling’ group from the mid-seventies. Fantastic crisp and clear production is well worth checking out/ owning.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1102  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

DON GARDNER


Title:

Is This Really Love


Label:

Cedric 3001


Condition: VG++
The rarer red label release for this one (in fact the first we've seen for 25 years) from James Vanleer’s label. Originally played for the flipside ‘Tighten Up Your Love’ (at Stafford), all of a sudden that side is finding favour once more so we've included a soundbite on that one too. Great doublesider.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £260.00

Image Auction: RSV-1103  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

THE FIESTAS


Title:

Think Smart


Label:

Old Town 1178


Condition: M-
Records such as this one absolutely prove that quality didn't evaporate when the Casino closed its doors. The Fiestas were in the swansong of their career when this one was released in March 1965 having had a major hit in 1959 with ‘So Fine’. In fact the Old Town label had a remarkably low hit rate over its near 30 year lifespan helped by the fact that owner Hy Weiss knew how to make money elsewhere!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £249.50

Image Auction: RSV-1104  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

SAM WILLIAMS


Title:

Love Slipped Through My Fingers


Label:

Tower 367 (wd)


Condition: M-
One of Northern Soul’s greatest moments of course, and whatever the virtues of the other versions this one is peerless. But wait! How many of the oft-spun copies seen on turntables are mint? The old styrene cue-burn is a stranger to this copy. Check out the soundbite for confirmation of this fact.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £1,200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1105  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

TOMMY RAY TUCKER


Title:

Cry Cry Cry


Label:

Challenge 59303


Condition: VG++
Tucker was a white artist from Memphis who credited the ‘Ray’ element to his name to avoid confusion with the famous black artist although, in fact, it was his real full name. A tragic character (he once served a prison sentence for involuntary manslaughter). ‘Cry Cry Cry’ represents a rather infrequent move towards black music but is an infuriatingly catchy R&B-styled mover. As is often the case with major labels this one is VERY rare on a black issue copy.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £202.00

Image Auction: RSV-1106  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

SHAWN ROBINSON


Title:

My Dear Heart


Label:

Minit 32013 (dj)


Condition: M-
One of the epic productions of the Northern genre from Arthur Wright. Two schools of thought on this one-off artist. Firstly that she was a model of Caucasian origin, secondly that she was a genuine black artist due to her relationship with producer Wright (who scarcely ventured outside of Black Music). Whatever the truth, this is one hell of a great record offered in sparkling ‘brand new’ condition.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £255.00

Image Auction: RSV-1107  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

BETTY TURNER


Title:

The Winds Kept Laughing


Label:

Crescent 637


Condition: M-
Staying with the Los Angeles area and a wonderful brassy mover from the early ’64. By the following year Turner’s career as a named/recorded artist was over, but she lives on though collectors who keep her name alive via 45s such as this.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £490.00

Image Auction: RSV-1108  Ends: 30/11/2017 18:00
Artist:

SANDY WYNNS


Title:

The Touch Of Venus


Label:

UK Fontana 550


Condition: VG++
Another of our occasional forays into the world of British releases turns up the surprising UK release of this Los Angeles gem. It’s always mystifying as to why some of these things came out here – this was certainly a non-hit in the U.S where it was briefly ‘leased’ to the Pittsburgh Doc label only to hurriedly re-appear on Champion (courtesy of Motown's L.A. office). Perhaps, with Freddie and the Dreamers in the charts, someone in London thought that quality soul stood a chance. They were wrong. It’s a rarity.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

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