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Image Auction: RSV-2120  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

POOKIE HUDSON


Title:

This Gets To Me


Label:

Jamie 1319 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Hudson’s real name was Thornton, and it was his childhood babysitter who christened him Pookie. A doo-wop legend of course but his solo ‘soul’ career was a huge failure, hence the essential rarity of this 45, even the 1977 reissue goes for decent money these days.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £405.00

Image Auction: RSV-2121  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

FOCAL POINT


Title:

Your Love Is


Label:

Lakeside 1011


Condition: VG++
Great 1982 midtempo track that I picked up virtually as new – and this is the first copy we’ve had since that time! The group are a total unknown and the label emanates from Cleveland – that’s all we can tell ya, apart from check the soundbite!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2122  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

MARGARET MANDOLPH


Title:

Something Beautiful


Label:

Planetary 106


Condition: M-
A big spin around about the same time as item A and a 45 that rarely crops up. Mandolph was in fact black but how this song wormed its way over to the UK for a quite awful version by Adrienne Poster (Posta) is anybody’s guess.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2123  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

DOUG BANKS


Title:

I Just Kept On Dancing


Label:

Argo 5483


Condition: M-
One of the new wave of sounds that emerged from the 80s Stafford era (for want of a better description) and still going strong. Nice to see a mint copy.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-2124  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

TED FORD


Title:

I Wanna Be Near You


Label:

Stallion 001


Condition: VG+
Very rare and obscure release out of California has been reissued no less than three times, which speaks volumes for its quality, but the original 1976 U.S. issue has always been scarce. In fact, although it is not stated as such, it is in essence a promo-only release due to having stereo/mono of the same track on both sides.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2125  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

JEANETTE HARPER


Title:

Put Me In Your Pocket


Label:

20th Century-Fox 6683


Condition: VG++
The mysterious Ms Harper is one of a group of N. Soul artists whose identity has never really been explained – Rubin, Lee Roye, even Chuck Wood, are others. In this case big names such as Dave Appell and Joe Renzetti were involved but we are still none the wiser really. Always much rarer on black issue copy as seen here.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2126  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE TOPICS


Title:

Booking Up Baby / Giving Up


Label:

Mercury 73447 (dj)


Condition: VG++
This would appear to be the Carnival/Chadwick group on a crossover GIANT from 1973. It’s the B-side to a truly stunning group ballad version of the Gladys Knight track on Maxx from nine years before. Two super sides for your money, therefore.
  
Reserve Price: £700.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2127  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

STARLET EL


Title:

Mama's Gonna Get Me


Label:

Dagger 105


Condition: M-
A mysterious artist on an obscure label that would appear to be Detroit and with a 1970 datemark of release combines the decades on an infectious midtempo number that would have suited Ann Sexton very well.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2128  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

CALVIN WILLIAMS


Title:

Let's Dance / It Don't Mean A Thing


Label:

Target 501


Condition: VG++
Williams’ first release in ’64 proved not to be a bullseye for the Detroit Target label as it was the only release. Williams later had singles on Northern Del-La (one leased to Atco) before featuring in an Indianapolis soul/funk band called Amnesty. Always a rarity, both sides are great dancers (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £315.00

Image Auction: RSV-2129  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

DEENA JOHNSON


Title:

I'm A Sad Girl


Label:

Simpson 102


Condition: VG+
Hiding the identity of the great Jo Armstead this is a rare ISSUE copy of a track that should be better remembered than it is and has loads of potential as a revival. Certainly not mint condition but plays much better than it looks (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £175.00

Image Auction: RSV-2130  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

SONNY TIL


Title:

I Gave It All Up


Label:

Clown 3061


Condition: VG++
Til’s solo career after many years fronting the famous Orioles doo-wop group was conspicuous only for its lack of success despite some quality. Even the major label RCA could not lift his profile. The tiny Clown label out of New York tucked this wonderful piece of crossover away on a B-side in 1970. The result is quite marvellous.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2131  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE MILESTONES and LITTLE LEROY


Title:

The Joker


Label:

Andre 706


Condition: M-
One of the monster spins of ’74 without a doubt and when Soussan came to send the track to the UK, he roped in the name of Butch Baker to add extra ‘credibility’. In actual fact ‘Littler Leroy’ contributed the ‘vocals’ as seen on this rare original copy. Never has been an easy record to find.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2132  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE COASTERS


Title:

Crazy Baby


Label:

Atco 6379 (dj)


Condition: M-
Claimed as a London-area ‘discovery’ but in truth it was all a case of pointing the record in the right direction as a cover-up. A handful of non-scene collectors already owned the 45 and had done so for years by the time this went to the turntables as Freddie Jones. Nonetheless it was the right thing to do and a ‘classic’ was born. Superb, as-new, copy.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2133  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE SWAN SILVERTONES


Title:

If You Believe Your God Is Dead (Try Mine)


Label:

Hob Is Gospel 1356


Condition: VG++
This prolific gospel group were actually named after The Swan Bakery! In a huge career they have only occasionally drifted towards what might be termed as ‘soul’ but when they did so the result could be jaw-dropping as is the case with this funky-edged dancer, currently receiving collectors’ attention.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2134  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE CHANTLERS


Title:

In The Beginning


Label:

Ches-Love 42070


Condition: VG++
This one-off release was on a label owned by producer Preston Chapman and named after his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. Creeping out on the b-side of a rather empty gospelesque number ‘Darling’, this was recorded in Philadelphia and storms along very effectively.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2135  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

TONY DRAKE


Title:

Suddenly


Label:

Brunswick 55437 (dj)


Condition: M-
Brilliant piece of Chicago soul from 1970 which first got attention as a crossover spin but could only be defined as ‘Northern’ today. Mostly to be found on promo (if you can find one!), a release copy does exist. Great condition but has a 5% label tear (see scan).
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2136  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

HOUSTON OUTLAWS


Title:

What Am I Going To Do


Label:

Westbound 211 (dj)


Condition: VG++
This auction’s ballad offering is this super effort from the unknown Houston Outlaws and despite being a Detroit production the group’s name hints at it being possibly The Drells of Archie Bell fame. Whatever the truth, this is one fantastic piece of slow soul.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2137  Ends: 14/07/2022 18:00
Artist:

JOHN EDWARDS


Title:

The Look On Your Face


Label:

Bell 45205


Condition: M-
When Philippe Wynne left the Spinners in 1977 his replacement was the even more accomplished John Edwards. Edwards had been recording solo since ’69 with a modicum of success. However, his one-off single for Bell was a big failure despite offering the highest level of soul content on both sides (see soundbite). As a result the issue copy on offer here is rather rarer than the promo.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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