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Image Auction: RSV-1752  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

JESSE JOHNSON


Title:

Left Out


Label:

Old Town 1195 (dj)


Condition: VG+
What a corker this is, one of the few classic biggies (more at the Mecca than anywhere) never to be booted or reissued. Virtually the same song as Eddie and Ernie’s ‘Outcast’ but different somehow and certainly rather more ‘Northern’. The identity of the singer is unknown (I met the label owner once and he had no idea). Could it be Eddie Campbell himself? Or a member of The Fiestas under a pseudonym? Certainly not a mint copy but check the soundbite – it sounds fine.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1753  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

ESSENCE OF TIME


Title:

Up The Mountain


Label:

Charisma The Aura 1401


Condition: VG++
We can find but one reference to this obscure 45 on the whole of the internet – and goodness knows what the label is all about. For sure it’s a rarity and probably best described as ‘crossover’. Nice group harmonies, but sadly no ballad flipside. You might not see this one again in a long, long time.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1754  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

PATRICE HOLLOWAY


Title:

Stolen Hours / Lucky My Boy


Label:

Capitol 5680


Condition: M-
Lovely copy of this belting piece of Northern Soul courtesy of Brenda’s sister. Patrice was the singing voice of Valerie Brown (but not the acting voice) in the 60s cartoon series ‘Josie and the Pussycats’ – this was the first ever cartoon to feature a black character as a lead component (after some resistance from Hanna-Barbera). ‘Lucky My Boy’ on the flipside makes for a great double-sider. When Patrice passed in 2006, Frank Wilson gave the graveside eulogy.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1755  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

CHUCK STRONG


Title:

I Got To Change My Way Of Living / I Thought It Over


Label:

Aduwa 348


Condition: VG++
The debut 45 from this fine West Coast singer is an excellent bongo-driven soul mover that is much harder-to-locate than is often realised. Back it with genuine Deep Soul in the shape of ‘I Thought It Over’ and someone will get two great sides for their money.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1756  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE CROW


Title:

Your Autumn Of Tomorrow


Label:

Inner Ear 429


Condition: VG+
I’ve just completed a book on the year of 1975 and the Northern Soul scene. No record in that year made a much bigger stir than this rarity (which had one-off status). Amazingly, the group (who were black) had a charted UK pop hit in the same year under a different identity! Watch out for the book to find out more. The disc itself remains a 100% certified rarity, that’s for sure.
  
Reserve Price: £800.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1757  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOHNNY MAE MATHEWS


Title:

I Have No Choice


Label:

Big Hit 105


Condition: M-
Lovely condition on this Detroit gem, some very tiny marks but that’s it. Records in pristine nick can only get rarer. Referred to as the ‘Godmother of Detroit Soul’, Matthews competed with Berry Gordy as the Motor City moved into the soul era. Their paths were to be very divergent, but Matthews turned out some great stuff – none better than this atmospheric number.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £901.00

Image Auction: RSV-1758  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

KENNY CARLTON


Title:

Lost And Found / Wait Till I Get You In My Arms


Label:

Blue Rock 4054


Condition: VG++
Van McCoy at his 60s best. Carlton has never been satisfactorily explained but sounds a dead-ringer for Kenny Sheppard to our ears. A nice copy with no hiss is mint minus on this side but has a little label wear on the excellent flip ‘Wait Till I Get You In My Arms’ with an odd mark or two. Try the soundbites.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1759  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

TURLEY RICHARDS


Title:

I Feel Alright


Label:

Columbia 43837


Condition: VG++
Very rare issue copy of this current in-demander. Okay, it has a promo sticker, but this is probably because the record never got to the shops at all, its an issue in effect. One second cue burn soon vanishes but if you want to check, check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £700.00

Image Auction: RSV-1760  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE SOUL SOUNDS UNL.


Title:

The Word Called Love / Lost In A Dream


Label:

June 21227


Condition: VG++
Ultra-obscure Northern Soul dancer carrying a good amount of quality in its grooves – but wait! The flipside ‘Lost In A Dream’ is indeed a dream for collectors of male group ballads – a total gem of slow soul that we simply had to soundbite!
  
Reserve Price: £800.00

Current Bid: £800.00

Image Auction: RSV-1761  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

EULA COOPER


Title:

Try


Label:

Tragar 6814


Condition: M-
Astounding to learn that Eula was in her early teens when she made fabulous soul records for Jesse Jones’ Tragar/Super Sound/Note imprints. A crossover monster of course which remains continuously elusive.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £350.00

Image Auction: RSV-1762  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

LEE PORTER and PEACEFUL PERSUASION


Title:

Nobody's Doin' A Doggone Thing


Label:

Select-O-Hit 026


Condition: M-
Talk of elusive reminds me that it took me over 30 years to even see a copy of this after Ian Levine recommended it in Black Music magazine. Great funky-edged Memphis soul from ’74.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1763  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

JAMES JENNINGS


Title:

Walkin' Down Straight Street / Everything Goes Good With Music


Label:

Humes 5020


Condition: VG+
Only our second copy ever of this obscure 1979 Los Angeles double-sided modern mover which hits a great groove. And if the above title is not p.c. enough for you, then try ‘Everything Goes Good With Music’ on the flipside (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1764  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOHNNY HOWARD


Title:

The Chase Is On


Label:

Bashie 101 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Massively revived a few years ago and a dancefloor packer to this day from the unknown Johnny Howard. Again, arranger Tom Washington couldn’t remember him – just another day at the office back in ’69 – but what a day. Probably better than the Artistics’ original version. Listed as VG++ but actually only one minor mark.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1765  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

FRED BRIGGS


Title:

I'm So Sorry / Sound Off


Label:

Groove City 202


Condition: M-
Two great sides from Kim Tolliver’s one-time husband on Don Davis’ Detroit label. The uptempo side was probably a bit too ‘Staxified’ to play back in the day but now sounds perfect for any deejay who wants to combine a dance beat and real soul. The flipside ‘Sound Off’ has long been a desired, and difficult-to-find item for Deep Soul fans.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1766  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

SOUL COMMUNICATERS


Title:

Those Lonely Nights


Label:

Fee Bee 221


Condition: VG++
Featuring the lead vocals of a truly great, and convincing, blue-eyed soulman, the wonderful Chuck Corby. The revival and demand for this one came from one of the very first Goldmine CDs when everyone woke up to the absolute gem it was. Even then, there were precious few copies to satisfy demand. Again, a very strong VG++ copy.
  
Reserve Price: £550.00

Current Bid: £780.00

Image Auction: RSV-1767  Ends: 24/06/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE ACCENTS


Title:

You Better Think Again / Who You Gonna Love?


Label:

Audiodisc acetate


Condition: VG+
A definite oddity to finish with in the shape of this original acetate which is back in our possession after 30 years (remember… no-one, but no-one, pays better prices than we do). A bit of wear for sure (it never was mint) and its both sides of the Accents’ One-Der-Ful rarity. Seems to be real depth of mastering on this cut… and possibly a one-off.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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