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Image Auction: RSV-1464  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

BUTCH BAKER


Title:

Batman At The Go Go


Label:

St. Lawrence 1010


Condition: M-
This is seriously rare on an issue copy, reputedly withdrawn on issue copy and when you think about it you only ever see white promos. Flipside is ‘Robin At The Go Go’ and it is only logical that the television powers-that-be would be unhappy with such a release.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £155.00

Image Auction: RSV-1465  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

JACK MONTGOMERY


Title:

My Dear Beloved / Do You Believe It


Label:

Scepter 12152


Condition: M-
One of Northern Soul’s great double-siders of course. You can take your pick at Anglo American – the rare mis-titled issue copy (item B) or a nice white promo (item C). Perhaps deejays should have two copies so they could play the corking ‘Do You Believe It’ on the flipside as the immediate spin after ‘Dearly Beloved’!
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1466  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

JACK MONTGOMERY


Title:

Dearly Beloved


Label:

Scepter 12152 (dj)


Condition: M-
One of Northern Soul’s great double-siders of course. You can take your pick at Anglo American – the rare mis-titled issue copy (item B) or a nice white promo (item C). Perhaps deejays should have two copies so they could play the corking ‘Do You Believe It’ on the flipside as the immediate spin after ‘Dearly Beloved’!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £242.00

Image Auction: RSV-1467  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE ICEMEN


Title:

(You've Got A) Style Of Your Own / Let That Song Play


Label:

Vest 105


Condition: VG++
Seems to be almost totally unknown and quite possibly their first release given that the flipside ‘Let That Song Play’ is an answer to ‘Don’t Play That Song’. Both sides feature quality as their main ingredient however, and therefore we’ve soundbitten both sides for your contemplation and approval.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1468  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE STUNNERS


Title:

Without You / Nobody But Me


Label:

Renfro 120


Condition: VG++
Arguably the rarest release on Anthony Renfro’s label features the same backing track as Ronald Saunders’ ‘The Skate’ and a total stormer with loads of potential (it’s never been reissued). I’ve not checked the Kent Renfro CD (because I can’t find it!) but I’m fairly sure this is the Sequins. Both sides on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £510.00

Image Auction: RSV-1469  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

BILL BRANDON


Title:

The Streets Got My Lady


Label:

Piedmont 078


Condition: VG++
Seventies gem was the only release on this label by the great Bill Brandon, despite his undoubted vocal ability never really did anything in the music business over a number of releases. He told us once that he didn’t ever get paid (or expect payment) for his early records – his payment was free singles to sell at his gigs!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £230.00

Image Auction: RSV-1470  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE MARK-KEYS


Title:

My Sweet Baby


Label:

TCB 1447


Condition: M-
This Detroit rarity is the same as J. T. Rhythm’s version of the same song on Palmer recorded two years later (1969 as opposed to 1967) but is actually considerably harder to find.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1471  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

B. J. B.


Title:

I Gotta Make You Believe In Me


Label:

Tee-Ti 803


Condition: VG++
As the other releases on this St Louis label are by The Earles, it is conceivable that this 45 is actually the same accomplished group, whatever the truth the overall sense is of an excellent attempt at the early Philly sound. Good stuff.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1472  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

VIRGINIA BLAKLY


Title:

Let Nobody Love You


Label:

Mojo 101


Condition: VG++
A very competent attempt at reproducing the Motown sound from this tiny Los Angeles label. The label ran to around half a dozen releases but only this and the next release (by Betty Willis) could be regarded as soul music. Shame really, as they obviously knew how to come up with the right sound.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £650.00

Image Auction: RSV-1473  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

MIKKI FARROW


Title:

Set My Heart At Ease / Could It Be


Label:

Karate 524


Condition: VG++
Just a few light marks on this classic Pied Piper production leased out to the New York Audio Fidelity group and their Karate imprint. Unusually for a U.S. release this record actually states ‘A’ and ‘B’ sides with the also-excellent ‘Could It Be’ as the official topside. Farrow was actually wife to arranger/saxophonist Mike Terry, later becoming part of Jerry Butler’s song writing team.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £601.00

Image Auction: RSV-1474  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

WEE


Title:

Try Me


Label:

Owl 2


Condition: M-
The five-man group from Columbus, Ohio came up with this great piece of Modern Soul right in the middle of their four-year career (1976) finding great popularity in the UK with it almost thirty years later. Arranger/songwriter/singer Norman Whiteside (who next? Frank Stapleton on drums?) was a talent who bestrode the seventies Columbus soul scene before serving a three-decade prison stretch for something he claims he didn’t do (I can’t find out what it was). He is a free man now, however.
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1475  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

WADE FLEMONS


Title:

Jeanette


Label:

Ramsel 1001


Condition: M-
One of the biggest Northern Soul spins of the last decade. Wish I had known that when I bought one off Soul Bowl for 60 pence in 1975 and was ever-so-slightly disappointed to be honest. Just shows how my youthful ears were full of cloth as it is a tremendous track. And it turns out that John Anderson had ‘the box’ as we have never found a copy in the States.
  
Reserve Price: £650.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1476  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

MATT BROWN


Title:

Everyday (I Love You Just A Little Bit More)


Label:

Jar-Val 0004


Condition: M-
Lovely piece of midtempo soul out of Macon, Georgia with Tee Fletcher on production duty. A one-time friend of Otis Redding, Matt Brown made two 45s on Jar-Val that hardly reflected his friend’s success despite their inherent quality as both are rarities. This guy also recorded with Robert Thomas (Salvation) as Matt and Robert before leaving his brief singing career.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £314.00

Image Auction: RSV-1477  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

BONNIE BLANCHARD & ANDY AARON


Title:

You're The Only One


Label:

C.R.S. 000002


Condition: VG++
Excellent crossover soul on this small Philadelphia label owned by Curtis R. Staten and which put out around nine 45s, even an album, without much success, including another from Bonnie Blanchard. He deserved better.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1478  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

THE SHARPETS


Title:

Lost In The World Of A Dream


Label:

Sound City 001


Condition: VG++
A big enough spin in the late seventies to receive the ‘accolade’ of a bootleg, we rarely receive copies of this one and would venture that it is rather under-valued in general. An obscure Detroit label with hand-written logo that probably didn’t go much further than the end of the street.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £221.00

Image Auction: RSV-1479  Ends: 12/12/2019 18:00
Artist:

DOBIE GRAY


Title:

Out On The Floor


Label:

Reo 8943


Condition: M-
Now here’s a story – in 46 years of being located in Canada, our own Martin Koppel has never ever found a copy of this Canadian release. In all that time he has found hundreds of rare/obscure Canadian soul singles but never this – and this copy was located in the UK! We all know it of course, but let’s face it – it’s a fantastic record.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £151.00

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