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Image Auction: RSV-1527  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

SECOND RE$SURRECTION


Title:

You Done Let Daylight Catch You


Label:

Stanson 541


Condition: M-
Only the second copy we’ve had of this fabulous seventies dancer and one which is even more rarely found in great condition. The few copies we’ve seen were virtually all badly worn or warped. A top quality combo, they backed many major soul acts of the late seventies, surprising therefore that this was their only release.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1528  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

ELBIE PARKER


Title:

Please Keep Away From Me


Label:

Veep 1246


Condition: VG++
The unknown Mr Parker on a top quality 1966 N.Y. production from Bob Crewe and Herbie Bernstein. And of course, that pair knew how to make records. A B-side (to ‘Lucky Guy’), Parker was a good vocalist despite his obscurity and the issue copy of this one has always been a rarer item than the promo.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1529  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE APPRECIATIONS


Title:

It's Better To Cry


Label:

Sport 111 (dj)


Condition: M-
Despite appearing on two Detroit labels and a national major, The Appreciations were a Carolinas outfit managed by Hattie Leeper. This one is much the rarer of their two 45s on the Sport imprint and may not actually be a Detroit recording. Whatever the case, it is superb Northern Soul and the first copy we’ve ever had on a white promo.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £770.00

Image Auction: RSV-1530  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE BLENDERS


Title:

Your Love Has Got Me Down / Love Is A Good Thing Goin'


Label:

Mar-V-Lus 6010


Condition: VG++
Along with Joseph Moore, one of the rarest records on the famed Chicago imprint with no more than 500 copies pressed up back in 1967. The group’s roots were in doo-wop and this 45 represents their last attempt at vinyl success. Although ‘Your Love’ has attracted collectors and dancers alike, the slower ‘Love Is A Good Thing Goin’ is very nice too and we’ve ‘soundbitten’ that side as well.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1531  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

LUST


Title:

I Like Spending My Time With You / I Still Love You Girl


Label:

Ca$h 552


Condition: M-
Time for a dip into the eighties (1984) for an unknown artist on a label owned by Alvin Cash and with other Windy City luminaries Willie Henderson and Lawrence Hanks helping out, the result is a strong Modern Soul double-sider with many folks preferring the uptempo ‘I Like Spending My Time With You’ to the smouldering downtempo ‘I Still Love You’. Both sides available on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1532  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

KELLY & SOUL EXPLOSIONS


Title:

Talking About My Baby's Love


Label:

Dynamite 110


Condition: M-
Another double-sided rarity out of Norfolk, Virginia with the Northern Soul side listed fighting it out with the solid Deep Funk of ‘Got A Gig On My Back’ (not a problem many are having currently) on the flipside. We found a handful of these in the U.S. thirty years ago… not a sniff of one since.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1533  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE MAGNIFICENTS


Title:

There Can Be A Better Way


Label:

Mam 802 (dj)


Condition: M-
Ady C is fairly adamant that this label is the same as the label started by Gordon Mills in the UK (Tom Jones’ manager). Not for me Mr C, this is Magnificent Montague’s label and an L.A. outlet for Jack Ashford’s work recorded in Detroit. This isn’t the Dee Gee group but another name for the Smith Brothers. Ashford issued the flipside as The Perfections on Drumhead.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £600.00

Image Auction: RSV-1534  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

JAISUN


Title:

I Know What Love Is


Label:

Conbrio 1932


Condition: M-
Jaisun Johnson originated from San Antonio, Texas and in the seventies worked the L.A. club scene. This release was her first in 1974 and she had a subsequent 1977 release that, although worthy, isn’t hard-to-find (also a decent album). In amongst her efforts to find stardom she was briefly a member of both The Platters and Martha and The Vandellas.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1535  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

DEAN COURTNEY


Title:

(Love) You Just Can't Walk Away / Betcha Can't Change My Mind


Label:

MGM 13776 (dj)


Condition: M-
Just listen to the quality on this one! How can some records fail so badly when they are so good? It’s debatable whether this one got beyond the promo stage although Courtney himself claims it got a release in the Nashville area… with records such as Towanda Barnes and J.D. Martin turning up as issue copies, one should never say ‘never’. Flipside ‘Betcha Can’t Change My Mind’ is a good’un too (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1536  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

WILLIE TEE


Title:

I'm Having So Much Fun / First Taste Of Hurt


Label:

Gatur 557


Condition: M-
Backed with ‘First Taste Of Hurt’ to make for an incredible double-sider from Mr Turbinton circa 1970. Needless to say, we’ve ‘soundbitten’ both sides for you.
  
Reserve Price: £700.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1538  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE HYPERIONS


Title:

Why You Wanna Treat Me Like You Do


Label:

Chattahoochee 669


Condition: M-
Ruth Conte’s label from L.A. ran from 1961 to 1966, its colourful design with drum-playing Red Indian (sorry – can’t get my head around Native American) will be familiar to many collectors. Although a very wide mix of music was offered by the imprint, soul fans can find a number of good records amongst it all. Prime amongst these is The Hyperions’ release (Hyperion was a figure in Greek mythology) from an unknown group which probably contained Ernie Washington, who also has a collectable on the label.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1539  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

TROY JOHNSON


Title:

I Want You


Label:

Soul Beat 001


Condition: M-
A 1978 Los Angeles release from the unknown Troy Johnson who, as far as we know, is not related to any others of the same name. First played as part of the late seventies / early eighties Modern Soul renaissance spearheaded by Messrs Searling, Barnfather and Fenn. Not often offered for sale very much in those times, or ever since, to be honest.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1540  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

DONNA COLMAN


Title:

Your Loves Too Strong / If You Want Me


Label:

Avin 102


Condition: VG++
Looks like a one-off for Chicago’s Donna Colman on Andre Williams’ label, but two powerful sides indicate that she should have given us more (unless it’s a pseudonym for someone else of course). Flipside ‘If You Want Me’ is also worthwhile and we’ve ‘soundbitten’ that one too.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1541  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

TAN GEERS


Title:

What's The Use Of Me Trying / Let My Heart And Soul Be Free


Label:

Okeh 7319 (dj)


Condition: M-
Memories of Todmorden’s Ukranian Club with Ginger and Eddie back in ’73 – thirty years on and ‘Let My Heart And Soul Be Free’ was the biggie. Difficult to separate the two, but quite simply they have to be owned; ideally on the original Okeh imprint.
  
Reserve Price: £450.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1542  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

ZODIACS


Title:

Hey Rugh Nut


Label:

C.R.S. 006


Condition: VG+
We’re sure you’ve all come across records that play far better than they look. Well here is a case in point – well used with a slight amount of ring wear on the label but plays well indeed. One of those tracks that prove the adoption of ‘funky’-styled Northern Soul to be a good thing.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1543  Ends: 30/04/2020 18:00
Artist:

RE-VELLS


Title:

I Want A New Love


Label:

Trent Town 1005


Condition: VG++
Details on the exact nature of the group are sketchy but it is highly likely that this is the last throw of the dice from the Philadelphia doo-wop group the Re-Vels in 1969 on a tiny New Jersey label. On ‘I Want A New Love’ they turn into frantic uptempo soulers in a track tailor-made for the Northern scene. The slow flipside has four names written on the label, if they are the group members then this is not the same Re-Vels! Tiny edge lift on 4cm of the run-in groove, doesn’t affect playback when the needle hits the song grooves.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £209.00

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