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Image Auction: RSV-2065  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

TOMMY DODSON


Title:

One Day Love / Mind Reader


Label:

Uptown 709


Condition: M-
One of those ‘how did we miss it?’ 45s that was around (limitedly) back in the day without anyone really knowing how rare it was. Time has revealed the truth. Roy Thomas Dodson was a high-calibre West Coast artist and a listen to the flipside of this one, ‘Mind Reader’ on our soundbite will confirm the fact.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-2066  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

LITTLE JOE COOK


Title:

I'm Falling In Love With You Baby


Label:

Hot 1003


Condition: M-
It’s the Ritz, Manchester 1976 and Richard Searling announces the next record as ‘the best find for two years’. He may not have been wrong and certainly it had the dancefloor bouncing! At the time it wasn’t known to exist on the original label auctioned here, rather it was played on the Two-Jay label. Pure Northern Soul all the way.
  
Reserve Price: £700.00

Current Bid: £775.00

Image Auction: RSV-2067  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

RICHY CEE


Title:

Ship Like Our Friendship


Label:

Happy Beat 102


Condition: VG++
A label owned by one Steve Cummings from 1979 to 1981 and which divided its obscure product between black and white music. Played initially, not too long after its release (by which time it was already tricky to find) in the early 80s Modern Soul movement (which actually started in ’79). Time has treated the track well and it sounds better than ever today. Wrap your ears around the finest track Oscar Perry never made!
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2068  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

MARY SAXTON


Title:

Take My Heart


Label:

Quality 1921


Condition: M-
In 53 years of looking for records in Canada, our own Martin Koppel has found this Canadian-only 45 just three times! It is without doubt a rare record. Indeed, it was his discovery that brought it to UK turntables in ’77, whereupon another take on ‘Be Young, Be Foolish, Be Happy’ created quite a storm.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £350.00

Image Auction: RSV-2069  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE FASADES feat. ELREE FLORES


Title:

Mary Sunshine


Label:

Shelly 10605


Condition: M-
Featuring the vocals of Ree Flores, this obscure 45 proves just how many great records are waiting for their turn on rare soul dancefloors. Dating from 1969, this powerhouse mover sounds more like a 1966 or 1967 effort – whatever the truth this one has got what it take for an imaginative deejay/collector.
  
Reserve Price: £800.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2070  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

SOUL MIND & BODY


Title:

I Took Your Love (To Be True)


Label:

Rocktown 15


Condition: M-
Superior 80s dancer from a label within the True Soul group from Little Rock, Arkansas owned by Lee Anthony (who also had a shop in the town called Soul Brother’s). This particular 45 was Anthony’s last effort at soul music before he moved into rap – largely due to the total failure of Rocktown (which had replaced True Soul). By the owner’s own admission this is a rare 45.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-2071  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

DAVE MITCHELL & THE SCREAMERS


Title:

The Trip


Label:

P.S. 2768


Condition: VG+
I used to play this track off an Emidisc at the local youth club back in ’75! In those days I couldn’t even imagine owning an original on the Met label, never mind this rarity! It was to be a few years before anyone knew that the first label was Paul Serrano’s eponymous P.S. imprint. Certainly rare and a love-it-or-hate-it wacky instrumental for sure. This copy would appear to have been ‘skimmed’ for improved sound quality; see if you agree via the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2072  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

EMANUELLA QUICK


Title:

You Gotta Believe What Somebody Say / You And Me


Label:

Key-Vac 3416


Condition: M-
One of only two releases on the Carolinas Key-Vac label and, seemingly, much the more obscure. Apparently a 1982 release, but sounding three or four years earlier, more like a late seventies release. The curiously named Ms Quick also turns out a decent ballad on the flipside ‘You And Me’, and we have soundbitten that too.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2073  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

JAMES BOUNTY


Title:

Prove Yourself A Lady


Label:

Compass 7005


Condition: M-
One of the greatest, and an incredible Philly production from Bobby Eli, despite the track ending up on a New York label. And you know what? It is quite a few years since we had a copy of this gem and very many years (over 30) since we had one in such sparkling condition out of the store room at Eric Records.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-2074  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

GERRI GRANGER


Title:

I Go To Pieces (Everytime...)


Label:

Bell 969 (dj)


Condition: VG++
It was Cleethorpes Pier that really built this track, only to see Wigan adopt it a couple of years later as a kind of ‘4th before Eight’. The song has a rather unusual pedigree (as related in our 1975 book) but continues to be a very popular number. Condition is very strong with only one small mark relegating it from a minter.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-2075  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

CHARISMA


Title:

5 Up - 1 Down / Don't Act Surprised


Label:

Beauty 2144


Condition: VG++
The Modern Soul faction is not known for its instrumentals really but this strangely titled and obscure one hits a considerable groove. We think the 45 is from California – and the A-side, is a killer sweet soul ballad. Given the interest in those kind of records at the moment, we have soundbitten that side too.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £350.00

Image Auction: RSV-2076  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

PATTI AUSTIN


Title:

Take Away The Pain Stain / Take Your Time


Label:

Coral 62491


Condition: VG++
Rarer issue of this classic from the Torch era and a cut that simply bursts from the speakers. All but forgotten these days it really would be worth a revival. The flipside ‘Take Your Time’ would be massive in its own right if discovered today.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-2077  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

LUTHER INGRAM


Title:

Ain't That Nice


Label:

Decca 31794


Condition: VG++
The great Luther Ingram had quite a track record in Northern Soul-styled dancers before his career on KoKo Records which culminated in ‘(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don’t Want To Be Right’. This Bob Bateman produced number ticks all the right boxes and proves just how many underplayed records all still available to the all-nighter dancefloors.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2078  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

BILL CODAY


Title:

A Man Can't Be A Man


Label:

Epic 8-50167


Condition: M-
One of those oft-found seventies major label scenarios whereby the killer B-side (like this one) is not to be located on promo copies – only on the side sent out to the record stores. Clearly in this case, not too many went out to the trade! A superb example of Modern Soul southern-style recorded in Muscle Shoals.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2079  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE FALCONS


Title:

Good Good Feeling / Love You Like You Never Been Loved


Label:

Big Wheel 1972


Condition: VG++
They certainly got the title right on this one, as a magical concoction of rhythm and soul would elevate anyone’s spirit right down to their feet. Buyers in 1967 clearly thought differently as this is one of the couple of rarer items found amongst their quadruple of Big Wheel releases. The thrill is not gone however, flip the record over to locate the quite excellent midtempo ‘Love You Like You Never Been Loved’. Fabulous double-sider therefore.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2080  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

SPIDER TURNER


Title:

I've Got To Get Myself Together (Before I Lose My Mind)


Label:

Good Time 1019


Condition: VG+
Turner’s superior version of the Kenny Carter number sees this great singer revert to the arachnid form of his name! A fairly worn copy but one which sounds better than it looks (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-2081  Ends: 19/05/2022 18:00
Artist:

WADE FLEMONS


Title:

Jeanette


Label:

Ramsel 1001


Condition: VG++
It seems all has been said about this record – how Soul Bowl found a big box in ’75 and offered them, basically an unknown, at 65p on their lists. How the song is about a rather-too-young girlfriend of the singer (Jeanette Hutchinson of The Emotions). How Ramsey Lewis placed it on his label, etc, etc. Fact remains that is latter-day popularity is totally deserved… we were too busy listening to August and Deneen at the time.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £500.00

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