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Image Auction: RSV-1593  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

VIRGIL HENRY


Title:

You Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New


Label:

Colossus 115


Condition: VG++
This is the same artist as Virgil Blanding on Ready, Verve, Moonshot, etc. It later came out on Tamla 54212 in the same year of 1971, as part of a deal that saw Jerry Ross’ Colossus label lease out tracks/artists to Berry Gordy’s label but it is definitely rarer in its first format. A super midtempo item that is actually the B-side. Writer R. Adams is Ritchie Adams of ‘Can’t Escape’ fame whilst co-writer Mark Barkan wrote ‘Pretty Flamingo’. A hit for Manfred Mann.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1594  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE VOLUMES


Title:

Ain't Gonna Give You Up


Label:

Karen 101


Condition: M-
Amongst Detroit sixties soul releases, The Volumes were right up there and this Karen 45 (actually from 1970) is their final release after Inferno had been sold off to Berry Gordy for a very short-lived Motown-distributed Inferno. Recent years have seen all-nighters wake up to its magnificence. The Volumes were the Magnetics of ‘Lady In Green’ fame, incidentally.
  
Reserve Price: £1,200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1595  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

JOANIE SOMMERS


Title:

Don't Pity Me


Label:

Warner Bros. 5629 (dj)


Condition: VG+
Singer and small-time actress Joanie Summers had a prolific output in the years before this 1965 release, very little of which relates to ‘soul’ in any way. There is however, no doubt that a beaty, Motownesque concoction was the idea behind ‘Don’t Pity Me’ and it was carried out with such efficiency that it’s amazing that the track was not a hit. To further cement the theory, the flipside was written by Jimmy Radcliffe and Carl Spencer. Plays with some pops and crackles… check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1596  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

RONNIE McCAIN


Title:

This Time I'm Gone


Label:

Triode 116


Condition: M-
Thought to be the same artist as Ronnie Forte of ‘Whiskey Talkin’ fame, this wonderful 1969 piece of crossover soul is in a different vein but equally rated. The flipside ‘Too Much Of A Good Thing’ is in a similar style and makes for a tremendous double-sider. Not too much is known about McCain but he has two others 45s on Smoker and Shock.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1597  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

SYL JOHNSON


Title:

Do You Know What Love Is / The Love I Found In You


Label:

Special Agent 200


Condition: M-
Real name Sylvester Thompson, Johnson has been a mainstay of Chicago’s soul scene since his recording debut in 1959. 1966 saw him briefly (the label was very brief) on Monk Higgins’ Special Agent label for two releases (two different mixes actually) of the same song (this one) with different flipsides. We can offer both at the same time on this auction. Check out the flipside too on our soundbite, the very soulful midtempo ‘The Love I Found In You’. This red label version is frequently found with a ‘muzzy’ mix but this copy isn’t like that.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £255.00

Image Auction: RSV-1598  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

SYL JOHNSON


Title:

Do You Know What Love Is / Things Ain't Right


Label:

Special Agent 201


Condition: VG++
See above, but this was the 2nd release of ‘Do You Know What Love Is’ (and still regarded as the A-side). On this occasion there is an extra ‘chink chink’ added to the mix, flipside ‘Things Ain’t Right’ is a superb soul/blues slowie.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £205.00

Image Auction: RSV-1599  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

OGLETREE BROTHERS


Title:

Gonna Keep A Check On You / Falling Into your Love


Label:

Treetop 1325


Condition: VG++
The unknown Ogletree Brothers came up with this fine dancer in the early seventies. From all accounts this is a Georgia label and from our account is much rarer than commonly thought. Given the current demand for group ballads we’ve also included the slow flipside upon which has been written ‘Darrell Smith’, ‘Smile’ and ‘Success Is Your’.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1600  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

GLORIA & THE T-AIRA'S


Title:

I'm Satisfied


Label:

Betty 1204


Condition: VG++
Powerhouse Chicago girl group mover was actually a big spin on the scene circa ’78 but was one of the few from the time to escape the bootleggers. The label was primarily non-soul and owned by Sunny Sawyer, in fact the label is named after his wife – it is inscribed with the legend ‘Psychedelic Soul’… which takes us neatly to…
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1601  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

SAXIE RUSSELL


Title:

Psychedelic Soul


Label:

Thomas 1639


Condition: M-
Memories of my dear old mum who died earlier this year. It was touch and go as to whether this would be featured at her funeral, as she loved this one and ‘Please Operator’ from the years, many years ago, when they were constant plays in my bedroom… no beat ballads for Freda Brown then! R.I.P. (TB). PS slight label tear (15mm X 10mm) on ‘Part 2’.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1602  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON


Title:

Ain't Gonna Move


Label:

Jowat 118


Condition: M-
Lovely minty condition and in the supreme sound quality that pristine styrene has. Some details from the day have been inscribed on the label including ’10 March 1968’ – this must have been the time the owner found the record because ‘Ain’t Gonna Move’ came out in October 1965. For sure the finder didn’t play it much! There are two very small, tiny marks on the flipside ‘Baby Don’t Leave’ but we simply couldn’t bring ourselves to rate it less than mint minus.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1603  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

LEONARD ADAIR


Title:

That Smile Upon Your Face


Label:

Stage Prodution 101


Condition: VG++
Had such a lot of interest in this artist’s One Way recording a few auctions ago. Here is his other record and for our money it’s the equal, with a great mix that is very strong on the base end, making for great sound quality. Adair was a producer in the Chicago region, also known sometimes as Leonard Adeair.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £275.00

Image Auction: RSV-1604  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

WILLIE HUTCH


Title:

Love Runs Out


Label:

Dunhill 4012 (dj)


Condition: M-
Step forward one of Northern Soul’s great double-siders. Amazing that when Simon Soussan discovered this one and sent it to the UK as Richard Temple ‘Let’s Do The Duck’ that the tricky one didn’t rate ‘Love Runs Out’ high enough to do anything with it. It took a couple of years for British deejays to start playing that side. And what a side it is. What a debut disc… not that the U.S.A. of the time thought so as the stock copy is as rare as a furry snake. Amazingly, it came out in France on RCA. This is the styrene copy.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £1,525.00

Image Auction: RSV-1605  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

TIM & DAVE


Title:

Girl, You're Just Too Good For Me


Label:

Jacas 8100003


Condition: VG+
Just who Tim and Dave were is unknown to the world, indeed the label, Parkway Studios, Mule Music BMI – all come up with a dead end. Perhaps a clue as to how rare this one is. The fact remains however, that this is an infuriatingly catchy midtempo, rather soulful number. Our guess is that this is a Texas record but it’s what’s in the grooves that count (didn’t someone else use that?).
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1606  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

ILA VANN


Title:

You Made Me This Way


Label:

P.I.P. 8933


Condition: M-
Certainly doesn’t come along like it used to do and this 1972 treasure sounds better than ever these days. Only to be found on the issue copy, as the promo features the rather mundane ‘My Mother Said’ (makes you wonder what ears some record executives have). Ila can still be found in Richmond, Virginia these days although she was born in New Jersey. Her brother is Paul Vann who has some nice rare soul items to his own name.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £205.00

Image Auction: RSV-1607  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE INVADERS


Title:

The Best Is Yet To Come


Label:

Brewtown 1011


Condition: VG+
Very obscure careering dancer from a label that was from the same stable as Chirrup Records out of Chicago. Although no too far away, Milwaukee is the town known for beer and it makes us think that the label, possibly the group themselves, were from that Wisconsin city. Not mint by any means but the record rarely crops up for sale.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1608  Ends: 27/08/2020 18:00
Artist:

CHAPTER FIVE


Title:

You Can't Mean It


Label:

CBS 202395


Condition: VG+
One of the most iconic UK-only recordings and swathed in the soul of Barrow-In-Furness. Ultimately, (as with most non-hit British) the issue copy is the rarer. Listed as VG+, and yes, it has a number of light scratches, but it plays well. Go to the soundbite where we record ‘as it is’ on a Technics deck.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £605.00

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