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Image Auction: RSV-1251  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

JOHN SIMEONE


Title:

Who Do You Love


Label:

T.N.T. 1001 (dj)


Condition: M-
Virtually unplayed mint copy of this always-scarce seventies dancer. TNT Records were out of Hollywood, California and this is the slightly rarer promo copy.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £225.00

Image Auction: RSV-1252  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

ADAM'S APPLES


Title:

Don't Take It Out On This World


Label:

Brunswick 55330 (dj)


Condition: VG++
From June 1967 and then, 8 years later, so massive at Cleethorpes and Wigan. The group are still a mystery outfit even after all these years, but always look out for the name ‘Ray Allen’ because he is a guy that knew how to make what is known as Northern Soul – Little Joe Roman’s ‘When You’re Lonesome’ for one. We can’t find anything on him either.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1253  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

IMAGINATIONS


Title:

Strange Neighbourhood


Label:

Fraternity 1001 (dj)


Condition: M-
And it’s Ray Allen again! (see item B). A pointer to the Richard Searling book ‘Setting The Record Straight’ as well, in that Richard gave this one its first UK airing, covered up of course. To find out more… get the book!
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1254  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

CAJUN HART


Title:

Got To Find A Way


Label:

Warner Bros. 7258 (dj)


Condition: M-
From all accounts the rare UK issue of this 1969 mover was dubbed from the U.S. copy and not taken from mastertapes. Whether this is true or not, it would seem that the American original does have superior sound.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £255.00

Image Auction: RSV-1255  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

STORMY


Title:

I Won't Stop To Cry / The Devastator


Label:

Twilight 104 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Real name John Colley, this independent Chicago production was taken up by the Twinight label but promos are on Twilight. Reasonable to assume this is the first release therefore; but both imprints are amongst the rarest release on the label group. Colley co-wrote ‘Psychedelic Soul’ for Saxie Russell. Both sides have been ‘soundbitten’.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1256  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

THE VALENTINOS


Title:

Sweeter Than The Day Before


Label:

Chess 1977 (dj)


Condition: M-
One of the all-time greats of Northern Soul, it is sometimes stated that Bobby Womack was the lead vocalist whereas the reality is that it was brother Curtis, and Bobby wasn’t on the record at all. None of which matters ‘cos this is FANTASTIC – nice white promo with the lovely watermarked Chess promo label paper too.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1257  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

THE 5 ROYALES


Title:

Catch That Teardrop


Label:

ABC - PARAMOUNT 10348


Condition: VG++
About 15 years ago, dancefloors couldn’t get any busier when this one hit the turntables and it still packs them in to this day. VG++ condition is a very fair appraisal with just one small mark and a little ‘greying’ of the vinyl.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1258  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

SAM FLETCHER


Title:

I'd Think It Over


Label:

Tollie 9012 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Big voiced Fletcher on a West Coast styrene press of his Stafford biggie. Amazingly a group called Lack Of Afro sampled parts of the record – actually it isn’t bad but can’t hope to match the majesty of the original production.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1259  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

DON HEART


Title:

"Soul" In The Back-Yard / Bring Back The Love


Label:

Mas-Ter 65


Condition: VG++
Real name Donald Equhart, the earlier recordings of this Detroit artist were spelt as above, the later ones were Hart. No matter which, this soulful artist always gave a good performance. ‘Soul In The Backyard’ is a very rare groover which has had few spins on the scene due to its scarce nature. Excellent midpace flipside too which we have also ‘soundbitten’ for you.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1260  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

TOMMY NEAL


Title:

Goin' To A Happening


Label:

Palmer 5024 (dj)


Condition: M-
Not the first label – which is Pameline – but surely the rarest release of this classic Detroit dancer? The flipside ‘TeeTa’ is re-titled ‘Tomboy’. Incidentally, Popcorn Wylie once told me he knew nothing about the UK release on Vocalion – as far as he was concerned it was a bootleg.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1261  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

AL GARDNER


Title:

Sweet Baby


Label:

Sepia 2


Condition: M-
And to round off a bevy of Motor City releases, we offer a fine, almost unplayed copy of this now-popular dancer. When I was a lad, Manchester seemed swamped with the French release of this on Googa Mooga, now even that release is scarce whereas the U.S. original has always been hard-to-find.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1262  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

JIMMIE REED, JR.


Title:

I Ain't Going Nowhere


Label:

Mercury 72668


Condition: VG++
One of 8 children of the famous bluesman Jimmy Reed, this was the only secular release by any of them being produced by Chicago soul ace Phil Wright. Eventually, Jimmie Jr. was subsumed into the gospel group ‘Seeds Of Reed’, whilst his only release languished, unsold, in the bargain bins of the Windy City.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £150.00

Image Auction: RSV-1263  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

JOANIE SOMMERS


Title:

Don't Pity Me


Label:

Warner Bros. 5629 (dj)


Condition: VG+
Even we have a soft spot for ‘America’s Sandie Shaw’ and this outrageously catchy tune of hers… would have shook the rafters at the Casino, but they had to settle for the grossly inferior Sue Lynn and a different song with the same title. This is a ‘skimmed’ copy so check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £275.00

Image Auction: RSV-1264  Ends: 25/10/2018 18:00
Artist:

NANCY


Title:

Like You Do


Label:

Mercede 2727


Condition: VG+
You normally only see one 45 by this girl on Florida’s Mercede label. It’s a plain yellow label like stable-mate Don Hollinger, but the singer did at least two other releases revealing herself to be a competitor of Joanie Sommers! (see item K). In 40 years of knowing the artist/label, I’ve never seen this uptempo item before. Soundbite time?
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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