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Image Auction: RSV-1925  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

SAMMY CAMPBELL


Title:

I Never Thought (I'd Find Anybody Like You)


Label:

Queen City 1601


Condition: M-
Sammy Campbell aka Tyrone Ashley is well known as the former lead of the Del-Larks on the same Queen City label (named after the city of Plainfield, New Jersey). In fact, the record label was Campbell’s own, and this release is a year later than the Del-Larks’ ‘Job Opening’ i.e., 1968. The record is pristine but a little crackly, possibly to do with its manufacture.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1926  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOHNNY GILLIAM


Title:

Room Full Of Tears


Label:

Cancer 101


Condition: VG++
Johnny Gilliam aka J.G. Lewis on IX Chains and Al and The Kidd labels was a Pittsburgh artist. The Cancer label was his own and here is the first release on it circa ‘70/’71. Considering its relatively low price it comes along very infrequently. First spun at Stafford where I once saw it referred to as a ‘modern soul’ record(!)
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £275.00

Image Auction: RSV-1927  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE FOUR PRO'S


Title:

Just Another Girl / There Must Be A Reason


Label:

Carla 2531 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Stonking, storming, Detroit soul of the first order and still going strong on the dancefloors – but wait! Please don’t underrate the tremendous midtempo flipside ‘There Must Be A Reason’, so we’ve ‘soundbitten’ it for you. Great condition too, just a couple of minor marks relegate it from M-.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1928  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

PAUL SINDAB


Title:

Do Whatcha Wanna Do / Give Me Your Heart


Label:

Hype 1007


Condition: VG++
The careering top side was reissued in double-quick time when this one was spun back in ’76. It was as per the original 45 but without the red text/colours on the original (and a Florida address, it was legal). What we did know was that some copies had the fabulous ‘You Dropped Your Candy In The Sand’ mis-pressed instead of the true B-side ‘Give Me Your Heart’. This is one such copy, so wrap your ears around double dynamite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1929  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

NELLA DODDS


Title:

Honey Boy / I Just Gotta Have You


Label:

Wand 1136


Condition: VG++
Philadelphia’s Nella Dodds certainly had a thing about The Supremes, not content with beating the famous trio to the first release of ‘Come See About Me’ later in her short career, after having a minor hit with that, she had a try at this Supremes album track. Lightning didn’t strike twice, and this is equally her rarest 45. HOWEVER, the flipside ‘I Just Gotta Have You’ is also waiting for the right deejay.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1930  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

DIANE LEWIS


Title:

Without Your Love


Label:

Wand 1191


Condition: VG++
One of two releases from Pat Lewis’ sister on the Wand label and much the rarer of the two. In fact, we’ve only ever had two or three copies of this one and it must be rarer on the red-lettered issue copy. Never really spun much at ‘nighters’, there is lots of mileage left in this one. Again, strong VG++ points towards M-.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1931  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

RUFUS LUMLEY


Title:

I'm Standing


Label:

Holton 5001


Condition: VG+
Connecticut resident Rufus Lumley saw himself as a cowboy crooner in his early years before hitting the soul groove quite convincingly in the middle sixties. He ended up with at least four recognised Northern winners to his name. None can beat ‘I’m Standing’, a true giant of blue-eyed soul and a 45 that, as an original copy, comes along quite infrequently nowadays.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1932  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE MAJESTICS


Title:

(I Love Her So Much) It Hurts Me


Label:

Linda 121


Condition: VG++
Featuring the vocals of David and Ruben Robles, together with brother Arthur and The Romancers band as well as the Ralph Ventura Mariachi Group. An irresistible mix of soul and Tex-Mex trumpeteering which fills every dancefloor and has remained stubbornly expensive ever since it was first played in the late 70s (the track itself is from 1965).
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £375.00

Image Auction: RSV-1933  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

BARBARA ENGLISH


Title:

(You Got Me) Sittin' In The Corner


Label:

Aurora 155 (dj)


Condition: M-
After starting her career in The Clickettes (Marlina Mars was also a member at one time), Barbara was a solo act by 1965. This seemed to consist of a number of one-off releases, as was this one on New York’s Aurora imprint. Fabulous copy with just one tiny mark.
  
Reserve Price: £275.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1934  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

LIVING COLOR


Title:

Thank The Lord For Love / Gotta Strange Feeling


Label:

Madhatter


Condition: VG+
Huge back in ’76, by which time this Chicago release was five years old and already very tricky to locate. Certainly a ‘fibreglass’ copy but one which sounds decent enough (see soundbite). This was a very early production from one Mark Davis who ended up as a significant figure in the music business via Motown, films, television, etc. His talent is obvious on this one. Amazingly, the instrumental version was pressed up on some copies of ‘City Skies’ by the Mystery Men on Penthouse. Strange, eh?
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1935  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

INFRA RED FUNK BAND


Title:

What's Happening Now


Label:

Total Involvement 2


Condition: VG++
Time for a break from 60s Northern Soul and this obscure 1984 release out of St Louis. Unlike many of the era this is not subsumed by synths and electronics. The handclaps, for instance, would seem to be real ones. It’s the kind of thing you could imagine The Voices Of East Harlem doing if they had lasted into the mid-eighties, a very infectious song indeed.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1936  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

TOBI LARK


Title:

Happiness Is Here / Talkin' About Love


Label:

Topper 1011


Condition: M-
This wondrous track has tended to be overshadowed by ‘Challenge My Love’ in recent times very unfairly. Ginger used to play this one at Cleethorpes Pier, I loved it then (in fact he sold it to me) and ever since. We found a previously unissued version by Barbara Mercer in the United Sound vaults, but it doesn’t rival this gem. The flipside ‘Talkin’ About Love’ also sounds more than decent today (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1937  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE HIGH KEYS


Title:

Living A Lie / Let's Take A Chance


Label:

Verve 10423 (dj)


Condition: VG+
Shook the rafters of The Casino back in ’74 and was pretty popular but not popular enough to receive the ‘accolade’ of a bootie (not at the time, the bootleg was later). Of course, it still sounds immense and has the added bonus of the great midtempo flipside ‘Let’s Take A Chance’ (see soundbite). Certainly not a minter but one for every collection that’s for sure.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1938  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE SUPERLATIVES


Title:

I Still Love You


Label:

Uptite 250


Condition: VG++
A very neat yellow label copy of this fabulous piece of Northern Soul. Every second of every groove screams out ‘This is the music that made the scene what it is’. Of course, we’ve all heard that track many times, possibly, in the process, becoming inured to its essential genius. If by chance you don’t own it… you need to!
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1940  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

AUSTIN TAYLOR


Title:

Why O Why


Label:

Sprout Artist 731


Condition: M-
An obscure release from Zell Sanders’ Sprout label has had an odd play or two over the years without many copies turning up at all. The thunderous production has an overtone of R&B about it that may well appeal to that faction – and with a tremendous saxophone break too.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1941  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE NOTATIONS


Title:

You Should Know / Eleven O'Clock


Label:

Sue 5


Condition: M-
Not the Chicago group, but this four-man group from Bergen County, New Jersey (ex doo-woppers) turn in a fantastic job for the dying embers of Juggy Murray’s Sue label. Two good sides too with ‘Eleven O’Clock’ on the reverse having been largely ignored thus far.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1942  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE SMITH BROTHERS


Title:

Payback's A Drag / There Can Be A Better Way


Label:

Soul Dimension 5102


Condition: VG++
Our first copy of this one in 30 years! NOT the promo, please note. Therefore, it has ‘There Can Be A Better Way’ on the flipside (same as The Magnificents on MAM). Strong VG++ verging on M- making for a very nice acquisition indeed.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1943  Ends: 02/12/2021 18:00
Artist:

PATTI & THE EMBLEMS


Title:

It's The Little Things


Label:

Congress 263 (dj)


Condition: VG++
We find this disc only very infrequently. It came to prominence in the late 70s due to spins for the UK version on Polydor by Linda Kendrick. But this one is the original and by far the best.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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