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Image Auction: RSV-1577  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

JOE DOUGLAS


Title:

Something To Brag About / Crazy Things


Label:

Playhouse 1000


Condition: M-
First played at Accrington’s much-loved Band Club (as was The Chandlers), this exquisite double-sider has much that is unusual about it. This 1965 Philadelphian release copies its label from Swan seemingly despite having no connection we know of. It would seem that both the above sides and the excellent ‘Crazy Things’ on the flip (see soundbite) are different singers. In fact, the latter tune turned up amongst the Pied Piper (Detroit) tapes at Ace/Kent and ‘Something To Brag About’ sounds very Detroit-ish as well. We may never know the truth, but its one hell of a double-sider that’s for certain.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1578  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

LIVING COLOR


Title:

Thank The Lord For Love / Gotta Strange Feeling


Label:

Madhatter


Condition: VG++
Big in Accrington (and elsewhere) at the same time as the previous record and hailing from Chicago originally. At the time, the flipside ‘Gotta Strange Feeling’ wasn’t considered but that has been played since. The backing track of ‘Thank The Lord’ came out as by the Mystery Men on Penthouse but, tho’ very rare, misses the vocals enormously. Issued on pink and yellow labels with the latter (as offered here) being slightly rarer.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1579  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

PERCY STONE and THE EXPLOSIONS


Title:

Chained / Spreading Love


Label:

Ram 5034


Condition: VG++
The late John Anderson had many qualities but there is no doubt that in the 2nd vestige of Grapevine he put a number of rare sides out well before their time. 17 years on and it now seems that there is unlimited mileage in this soulful wonder: Its always been rare and hits a fantastic Tyrone Davis-styled groove. ‘Spreading Love’ on the flipside is also great (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £400.00

Image Auction: RSV-1580  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE DYNAMICS


Title:

Yes, I Love You Baby


Label:

Top Ten 100 (dj)


Condition: M-
Real confusion here as to the origins of this great Detroit disc, the latest theory is that this is The Dramatics (rather the later Detroit group The Dynamics). For sure although The Dramatics ‘Bingo’ on Wingate was pressed up as by The Dynamics by mistake (was the thought) its now being said that ‘Yes, I Love You Baby’ is The Dramatics… and if you listen to ‘Inky Dinky etc’ the vocal is eerily similar. We came across the master tape to this record and released the instrumental years ago but that gave no further clues. However… its great!
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1581  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE KITTENS


Title:

Wait A Minute / Somebody New


Label:

Vick 300


Condition: M-
The first release from this excellent trio of Bernice Willis, Thelma Mack and Laurel Ross and, by a country mile, their rarest release. In fact, looking around the internet it comes up for sale very infrequently, and in mint condition?... make your own conclusions. The flipside ‘Somebody New’ hits a nice midtempo groove too (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £300.00

Image Auction: RSV-1582  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

INSTRUMENTAL


Title:

Sidra's Theme


Label:

Sidra 9007 (dj)


Condition: VG++
In all the years I’ve known this record, I’ve never noticed that there isn’t actually an artist. That this stomping piece of Detroit went big at the Mecca is no surprise (wasn’t it covered up as ‘The End Of The World’ or something?). It’s a great instrumental and, to be honest, rather better without Ronnie and Robyn’s vocals.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-1583  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

BETTY LAVETTE


Title:

Stormy


Label:

TCA 002


Condition: VG+
Betty’s rarest record by far and a fabulous version of The Classics IV song that lends itself so well to soul music. Only the third copy of this we’ve ever had, and I know someone who has been looking for a copy for 25 years now! There is some water damage on the label (no more than 10%) and, at best, it isn’t an easy label to read anyway.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1584  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

SAM DEES


Title:

Lonely For You Baby


Label:

SSS International 732


Condition: VG++
Autographed ‘To Jock from Sam Dees’… now who would have thought that the great Jock Stein collected records?... Perhaps not. Alongside ‘Just Loving You’ this record is probably the star turn of the post-Wigan era (although two copies were in Todmorden in the 70s). Just to add a bit of factuality, this is Sam’s first record from 1967 (and released in February of the next year) recorded at Ed Boutwell’s studio in Birmingham, Alabama. ‘Lonely For You Baby’ is, in fact, the B-side.
  
Reserve Price: £450.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1585  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

PAUL THOMPSON


Title:

Special Kind Of Woman


Label:

Volt 4042


Condition: M-
It is only just over a year ago that we saw this record for the first time in vinyl. Prior to that I was convinced that this was a West Coast issue in styrene only and thus accounting for its rarity. Now we have another copy. Brilliant midtempo of course from a minor Memphis artist who appeared for this record and then vanished.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1586  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

THE NOTATIONS


Title:

Trying My Best To Find Her


Label:

Tad 205


Condition: VG++
Yet another debut disc on this auction, this time from a fine Chicago harmony group on an Eddie Silvers label dating from 1969. The quality abounds here on a track best described as ‘crossover soul’ but with perhaps enough pace and tempo to be defined as ‘Northern’. A rarity for sure.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £750.00

Image Auction: RSV-1587  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

RHONDA DAVIS


Title:

Can You Remember


Label:

Duke 473 (dj)


Condition: M-
Born Rhonda Williams, Davis’ sole duke record is her only secular release after spending the sixties as a gospel singer. And although Davis hailed from Kansas and the record is on a Texas label, this record was made in Berkeley, California, with the musicians of Eugene Blacknell’s band (with whom she worked with at the time). It dates from 1972 and was her last recording, now thought of as a classic on the rare soul scene. Deep fans should own the great flip ‘Long Walk On A Short Pier’. The labels are clean barring a small ‘3/72’ on the slow side.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1588  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

TURNER BROS.


Title:

Let's Go Fishing


Label:

MB 572-19


Condition: M-
Superbly soulful modern/crossover on the Turner’s own label out of Anderson, Indiana. The basis of the group were the great duo of Allison and Calvin Turner who made some fine sixties music. Later in the day they were joined by other siblings (and others) to form a great group/band. An obscenely rare album also came out on MB but ‘Let’s Go Fishing’ is the prime track.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1589  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

JIMMY WALLACE


Title:

I'll Be Back


Label:

Alpha 006


Condition: VG++
The obscure Philadelphian singer Jimmy Wallace seemed never to go outside on Don White’s Don-el and Alpha stable of labels where he had four releases. ‘I’ll Be Back’, dating from 1966, is easily the pick of the bunch. Both this side and the reverse were written by the great Jerry Williams so it is likely a song demo was done by him at some point, now that would be nice to hear. Quite honestly tho’, it’s unlikely it would be better than Wallace’s effort, which is superb.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1590  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

TONY DRAKE


Title:

Suddenly


Label:

Brunswick 55437 (dj)


Condition: M-
Tremendous piece of Chicago soul from Eugene Record, Tom Tom Washington and Willie Henderson on an obscure non-hit for the label but one which shares many of the ingredients to be found elsewhere on the label i.e. ‘Am I The Same Girl’ and deserved much better. Amazingly it got an Australian release. Drake was really Samuel E. Garner and had a minor but decent career as Tony Drake.
  
Reserve Price: £325.00

Current Bid: £325.00

Image Auction: RSV-1591  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

SHANE MARTIN


Title:

I Need You


Label:

Epic 5-10384 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Real name Neale Lundgren, Martin came from New Orleans and was signed to Epic/Columbia in 1968 releasing five singles in two years. ‘I Need You’ was the B-side of his first for the label(s). In our experience and, unusually for a major label non-hit, the promo is rarer than the yellow issue. Strong VG++ with just one or two minor marks. A small sticker on the official A-side informs us of ’11-8-68’.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1592  Ends: 30/07/2020 18:00
Artist:

BOBBY PARIS


Title:

I Walked Away


Label:

Capitol 5929 (dj)


Condition: VG+
Roberto Pares, of Puerto Rican descent, ended up as one of the two kings of blue-eyed Northern Soul. In a career of a dozen or so 45s his releases meant little at the time of issue but three of them became much-loved classics ‘across the water’ years later. This was the last one of the trio to find the scene and the 1967 release has always been scarce. This particular copy has 7 or 8 significant marks or light scratches but plays well (check soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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