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Image Auction: RSV-3871  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

GUITAR RAY


Title:

You're Gonna Wreck My Life


Label:

Shagg 711


Condition: VG++
Lovely piece of crossover soul out of New Orleans sounding just a year or two earlier than its supposed 1974 release date. Guitar Ray was one Raymond Washington, and he made a handful of singles in the Crescent City between 1959 and 1974. This would therefore be his last release – and only a B-side too!
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3872  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE TOMANGOE'S


Title:

I Really Love You


Label:

Washpan 3125


Condition: VG++
One of the greatest Northern Soul records ever made and one that rarely crops up for sale. For some years the amazing lead vocal was thought to be Dusty Wilson, this was a mistake from producer Gino Washington and that wonderful voice actually belongs to Claude ‘Dusty’ Williams – an easy slip of the memory perhaps. Just glad the real singer got his due to be honest.
  
Reserve Price: £5,000.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3873  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE ADORABLES


Title:

Ooh, Boy!


Label:

Golden World 25 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Staying with the Motor City and this superb girl group item from two sets of sisters – Pat and Dianne Lewis, plus Betty (Boo) and Jackie Winston. No white promos were ever issued hence the sticker promo you see here.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3874  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

LARRY ATKINS


Title:

Ain't That Love Enough / Lighten Up


Label:

Highland 1193


Condition: M-
A brief visit to Kent Harris’ studio in Los Angeles for Larry Atkins (not to be confused with Larry Laster) in 1967, resulted in a Romark release of this tremendous dancer. Later picked up by the Highland Records who coupled it with a great version of ‘Lighten Up’ which isn’t on the first release. Double cream you might say.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3875  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

LADA EDMUND, JR.


Title:

The Larue


Label:

Decca 32007 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Producer Eddie Singleton (Shrine) said he brought in another (black) singer to do this one, Edmund herself said that she did sing the track. I can only say that she had one hell of a set of pipes for a go-go dancer if that was the case! Whatever the truth, this was certainly reaching out for soul music as the decent flipside ‘Soul Au Go-Go’ proves.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3876  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

TRADE MARTIN


Title:

She Put The Hurt On Me


Label:

Stallion 1003


Condition: VG++
For sure, Trade Martin was blue-eyed and crossed the musical bases on a long career since 1959 (he is still alive and recording) but in the 60s he had a close association with soul music including this fine 1965 pounder which found favour in the UK a dozen years later.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3877  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

ELLIE GREENWICH


Title:

Baby


Label:

Red Bird 10-034 (dj)


Condition: M-
Greenwich had a massive career as a songwriter (including quite a few for Phil Spector’s ‘Wall Of Sound’ artists), she also discovered Neil Diamond but her early solo career was not spectacular in terms of hits. This Red Bird release was her first and didn’t get beyond the promo stage seemingly (although it got a Canadian release that must have sold 14 copies).
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3878  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE INTENTIONS


Title:

My Love She's Gone / Dancing Fast, Dancing Slow


Label:

Kent 455 (dj)


Condition: VG++
One of the more obscure releases on the famed Los Angeles label by a group who were perhaps more famous (in rare soul land at least) as The Inspirations on Breakthrough (‘No One Else Can Take Your Place’). A fine double-sider, with ‘Dancing Fast, Dancing Slow’ being a more than decent flipside (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3879  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE VALENTINOS


Title:

Sweeter Than The Day Before


Label:

Chess 1977 (dj)


Condition: VG
A well-worn copy of this 5-star piece of Northern Soul plays with just an odd crackle but would be fine for a deejay set whereby the dancefloor will fill for sure. Often said to be Bobby Womack on lead, it isn’t – he wasn’t in the group at the time. Its Cecil Womack with those caustic vocals.
  
Reserve Price: £175.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3880  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

SOLD BROTHERS SIX


Title:

Oh I Need You Yes I Do


Label:

Lyndell 747


Condition: VG
A misprint on the label saw the fabulous combo (one of very few actual soul bands) misrepresented on their first release. Like the above Valentinos, this one is well worn but has been restored to an acceptable level (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3881  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

JACK MONTGOMERY


Title:

Dearly Beloved


Label:

Scepter 12152 (dj)


Condition: VG+
And there is Marvin Jones on the song credits, hiding in plain sight for all those years! He was the real name of Montgomery of course and can also be viewed on the brilliant flipside ‘Do You Believe It’. Without a doubt one of the greatest double-siders it is possible to own.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3882  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE AGE OF BRONZE


Title:

I'm Gonna Love You


Label:

Guava 103


Condition: VG+
An obscure Chicago group about which very little is known at all. The record was pressed in both vinyl and styrene, so when it comes to a little wear and tear, vinyl (as seen on this copy) is probably the best to have. A significant warp is apparent but doesn’t affect play. Never booted or reissued on a 45 at all to our knowledge.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3883  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

L. ALLEN


Title:

Can't We Talk It Over


Label:

Green Dolphin 115


Condition: VG+
The first release of this Pittsburgh rarity that was a biggie at Wigan and elsewhere in the late seventies. Came out afterwards as being by Larry Allen (the proper name – can you imagine a release by E. Presley?). As often is the case with N. Soul, originally this was the B-side to Larry Allen’s one and only record. The disc has marks (hence low start price) so please check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-3884  Ends: 02/05/2024 18:00
Artist:

THE SERVICEMEN


Title:

I Need A Helping Hand


Label:

Patheway 102


Condition: M-
Actually recorded in Phoenix, Arizona in February 1967, producer/writer Hadley Murrell took the track to Los Angeles (after a Windy Hit release) and substituted ‘Are You Angry’ for the doo-woppy ballad ‘My Turn’ upon its Patheway release. This copy of the cartoon design imprint has reversed labels as is true for most copies.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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