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Image Auction: RSV-1720  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

KIM MELVIN and the STYLE-SETTERS ORCHESTRA


Title:

Sweet Little Thing


Label:

Telecaster 001


Condition: M-
Very obscure tiny label Memphis release published through the Hi label organisation to whom Kim had been signed (or was about to sign for, its difficult to say). Great piece of funk, but with a certain smoothness about the production to appeal to that end of the Northern market.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1721  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

SONNY FISHBACK


Title:

Heart Breaking Man


Label:

Out-A-Site 50008


Condition: M-
There are two takes of this tune, both on the same label number but with different song publishers. Both are very similar, and both are fantastic horn-driven sixties dancers produced and arranged by the great Robert Banks out of New York. Typical of the kind of uncompromising soul dancers that came out of the Stafford period. Serious Deep Soul fans should take note of the great flipside ‘I Won’t Take Back These Words’.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £450.00

Image Auction: RSV-1722  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE VALENTINOS


Title:

Sweeter Than The Day Before


Label:

Chess 1977 (dj)


Condition: M-
One of the greatest N.S. records ever without a doubt. Not Bobby Womack on lead vocals, rather Curtis Womack (his brother obviously), it doesn’t matter a jot however, because this is gritty soul of the highest orders. The only surprise is that it sold barely a copy at the time. One of those beautiful Chess promos with the watermarked paper as well. A ‘must have’.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £450.00

Image Auction: RSV-1723  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

J. P. ROBINSON


Title:

Our Day Is Here / Keep Me Satisfied


Label:

Blue Candle 1504


Condition: M-
Two fabulous 1974 tracks back-to-back on the T.K. label Blue Candle from Johnny Pooderue Robinson. This was to be his final record release and the brilliance here proves it was our loss. Essentially a Florida artist (although he was born in Georgia) Robinson was last known to be living in Newark, New Jersey. ‘Keep Me Satisfied’ on the reverse is equally brilliant so we have included both sides of this one on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £502.00

Image Auction: RSV-1724  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

MINNIE JONES and THE MINUETTES


Title:

Shadow Of A Memory


Label:

Sugar (test press)


Condition: M-
Possibly unique, certainly rare, this is a white label test pressing of 1970 release that came out on Sugar Records of Los Angeles. ‘Shadow Of A Memory’ is killer midtempo and a version of the 21st Century release on Noel (also Dot). Don’t ignore the more strident flipside ‘You Get To Me’ which certainly has enough about it to garner deejay attention in its own right. We have placed both sides on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1725  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

OTIS JACKSON


Title:

Beggin' For A Broken Heart


Label:

Mega 1220


Condition: M-
In the early days of Black Echoes newspaper, I (TB) wrote about the flipside of this one ‘Message To the Ghetto’ and it’s a great record in its own right available on the reasonably common promo copy. Little did I suspect that the rare issue copy of the disc held a fabulous midtempo number that became popular in the late eighties when the crossover thing really took off.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1726  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

CONNIE LAVERNE


Title:

Can't Live Without You


Label:

GSF 6916 (dj)


Condition: VG+
Never say ‘never’ but this really does appear to be promo only, a 1974 George Kerr production picked up as a ‘last hour’ Blackpool Mecca spin a year or two later. Not a mint copy but both mono and stereo sides play reasonably well (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1727  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

WADE FLEMONS


Title:

Jeanette


Label:

Ramsel 1001


Condition: M-
Of course it has been repeated ad infinitum how this was once available for threepence ha’penny just after Goring dropped his last bomb on the East End. What isn’t generally realised is that the ‘Jeanette’ in the title refers to Jeanette Hutchinson of The Emotions. Still quite a young lady in 1968 she obviously provoked quite an emotion in an older man.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £600.00

Image Auction: RSV-1728  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE EXCEPTION'S


Title:

Baby You Know I Need You


Label:

Groovey Grooves 161


Condition: VG++
The labels mis-placed possessive apostrophe not ours! The Exceptions were the same group as the Four Exceptions on Parkway and two of their members, Jimmie Ellis and Earl Young, were later to join with some former members of The Volcanoes to form The Trammps. In fact, Ellis is the great, and underrated lead singer on many of their records. You can hear him on ‘Baby You Know’ without too much difficulty. From ’68 this one storms along in great style.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1729  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

ROY HANDY


Title:

Accidental Love


Label:

Marton 1001


Condition: M-
Handy was a New Jersey barber before coming across George Clinton and cutting one 45 for his Marton label in 1965. Amazingly, this scarce single came out on three different label colours on the same Marton number. Backed by The Parlettes (which included Tamala Lewis), the B-side ‘What Did He Do?’ has been overlooked and we include it on the soundbite here. Handy was later a member of The Chosen Few on Maple and Canyon.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1730  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

TROY JOHNSON


Title:

I Want You


Label:

Soul Beat 001


Condition: M-
The obscure Soul Beat label out of Los Angeles in 1978 would appear to be something to do with Troy Johnson as it is a part of Johnson Communications. Always a rarity, this 45 was amongst the new wave of Modern sounds played in the early eighties when the scene pulled out of the Casino era (although a great many Modern tracks were played in Wigan’s last couple of years). It remains something that would do well today as it has never been reissued or booted.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £321.00

Image Auction: RSV-1731  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOHNNY McCALL


Title:

You Can't Get Away / Let's Call It A Day


Label:

Satellite 2001


Condition: M-
A tough one on the famed Chicago label, McCall had earlier been a member of The Kool Gents and the El Dorados, both famous Windy City doo-wop groups. When the Kool Gents finally disbanded in 1966, McCall took to a brief solo career which resulted in two fine 45s. Very nice mint vinyl on this one but a tiny edge crack (run-in groove only) has been repaired with a little tape. Brilliant flipside, also on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1732  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

RUBY SHERRY


Title:

Feminine Ingenuity


Label:

Take 6 1002


Condition: VG+
One of two labels for this fine femme dancer. The first of these on Gold Token merely lists producer Larry Johnson’s wife as ‘Ruby’. On this second label she becomes Ruby Sherry. The two releases have different flipsides, in this case ‘Please Don’t Go’ which hits a similar groove and tempo as Johnnie Mae Matthews’ ‘I Have No Choice’ and which we have sounbitten for you.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1733  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE FURY'S


Title:

I'm Satisfied With You


Label:

Keymen 104


Condition: M-
A far rarer record than is generally recognised partially because a 1972 lookalike bootleg is frequently touted as an original. It is an easy one to spot however, as it doesn’t have the diamond logo to the left of the label name. Don’t ignore the official A-side ‘Just A Little Mixed Up’ either as it is a great track in it’s own right.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £230.00

Image Auction: RSV-1734  Ends: 29/04/2021 18:00
Artist:

LaSHAWN COLLINS


Title:

What You Gonna Do Now


Label:

Sincere 1003


Condition: VG++
Top rate crossover soul from a totally unknown Chicago artist. Astoundingly, and like the Roy Handy (Item J), this came out on a number of label colours only in this case, four colours, one of which (the green one) is an inferior mix. Hard-hitting funk track on the flipside as well.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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