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Image Auction: RSV-1843  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

MAURICE WILLIAMS


Title:

Being Without You


Label:

Deesu 302


Condition: VG++
Genuine original with ‘Nashville Matrix’ stamp in the dead wax (a boot also exists without the stamp and there is a red label version too, which may be a legal reissue). From ’66 and cut with the production team of Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn this New Orleans cut taps into the uptempo Motown sound far more than most soul emanating from the Crescent City.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1844  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

MARY LOVE


Title:

Lay This Burden Down


Label:

Modern 1029 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Strong VG++, just a little ‘greying’ of the vinyl. At the moment seems to be high on collectors’ radars – and why not? A super slice of Los Angeles soul. Mary was quite fond of this one – her most hated old record was ‘Hey Stoney Face’, but we quite like that one too!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-1845  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

HOWARD TATE


Title:

You're Lookin' Good


Label:

Utopia 511


Condition: VG++
Condition same as above – kind of thing that passes for mint at all-nighter sales. This is Tate’s first solo 45 in 1965 and is actually the B-side to ‘Half A Man’. Verve picked up the track but decided not to bother with ‘Lookin’ Good’ for some reason – their mistake.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1846  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

NIA JOHNSON


Title:

I'll Be Your Pleasure


Label:

Main Line 4789


Condition: VG++
The unknown Ms Johnson offers up a superb 1977 midtempo number written and produced by the team of Willie Lester and Rodney Brown. These two were behind many excellent pieces of late seventies/early eighties soul music (Bobby Thurston, Al Johnson, etc.) and the quality shines through on this obscure release.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1847  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

WILLIE MASON All The Kings Men


Title:

Why


Label:

Ka-La-Ma 101


Condition: VG+
Staying with the Washington, DC area (see above) we can offer Willie Mason’s version of ‘Why’ (done originally by Nat Hall and written by him, although this is not acknowledged on this 45). This is a very rare item and actually only the 2nd copy we have ever had. Check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £500.00

Image Auction: RSV-1848  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE HOLLIDAYS


Title:

Set Me On My Feet Right


Label:

Holliday 1001


Condition: M-
Despite the spelling this is The Holidays on a 1965 release on their own label, shortly after leaving the Master label. A full story of the personnel changes within the group would cover many pages and includes Edwin Starr and Steve Mancha ‘guesting’ on two sides. This copy is particularly rare in that all others we have seen are white label promos (without stating it).
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £350.00

Image Auction: RSV-1849  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

SHAWN ROBINSON


Title:

My Dear Heart


Label:

Minit 32013 (dj)


Condition: VG
When we offered an issue copy of this in auction recently Gilles Petard of France was happy to confirm (via a picture) that Ms Robinson was indeed a black model and also a minor actress. Mystery solved then. This particular copy has certainly seen life without a sleeve in the past but plays to an acceptable level, have a listen on the soundbite to see if you agree.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1850  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

LITTLE ARCHIE WALKER


Title:

Baby I'm Yours (All The Time)


Label:

Pa-Mar 3129


Condition: M-
Walker released three singles on his own Pa-Mar imprint – even revealing himself in pictorial form on this release. He also wrote and produced, quite an effort all in all. The label was from Houston, Texas with the possibility that Walker himself came from the region. A very decent dancer that has hardly been played, could work for an enterprising deejay.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1851  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE PASSIONETTS


Title:

I'm Not In Love With You Anymore


Label:

Soul Burst 501


Condition: VG++
When, around 20 years ago, Wally Osborne’s label Womar released, as a retro item, a Stella and The Gazelles single, virtually everyone assumed it to be previously unreleased. In actual fact it was a 1966 release on the ultra-obscure Soul Burst label (and a B-side what’s more). Needless to say, this is a very rare release (flipside has a 10mm ‘B’ written on it).
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1852  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

DOC OLIVER & THE SERGEONS


Title:

Tighten Up Your Game


Label:

Lucky Inc. 1778


Condition: VG+
Marion Oliver (Doc) was a Chicago blues/soul artist with a lengthy career, somewhat under the radar, in the Windy City (so named for the bluster of its politicians rather than any meteorological aspect). Although he wrote a number of tracks he also came up with a handful of singles, all of which are worth owning. This particular 45 got a few Stafford spins and features the instrumental track on the reverse side.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1853  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

TONY BALDWIN and THE SOUND FOUNDATION


Title:

Laughter


Label:

Britony 761217


Condition: M-
A very obscure seventies dancer about which we know very little and will not speculate. Suffice it to say that if you want to own a 45 that few other people own then this is for you.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1854  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

CAROL WOODS & THE EXECUTIVES


Title:

Heart Breaker


Label:

Perfecto 7-777


Condition: M-
This is the debut 45 (1968) of the singer who, in the middle seventies was recorded by Ian Levine (‘Heading Down Fool’s Road’, etc.) and who, later in life, was to have a successful career as an actress. This was the only release on the label and seems to be heavily connected to songwriter/producer Stan Lucas who later has success in the seventies soul/disco era.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1855  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

HOT SNOW


Title:

Four Times The Love


Label:

Relevant 101


Condition: M-
This mixed-race group had the only release on Hadley Murrell’s Relevant label in 1971 and this is a very tough funk record to find: A lookalike release was legally reissued by the Numero group but is a slightly lighter sky blue, has a much wider dead wax and is formed from thinner vinyl.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1856  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

LUCKY CHARMS


Title:

Bad Loving


Label:

Rubber Town Sound 101


Condition: VG+
Youngstown Ohio was indeed Rubbertown with a speciality in car tyres. The town had a few labels and Rubbertown Sound was one with a total of seven releases. This is the only release from a powerful gospelesque girl group that will appeal to those who like street level soul. It is a 1968 release.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1857  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

ENDEAVORS


Title:

Beware Of Your Friends / I Can't Help Crying


Label:

Empirestate 18797


Condition: VG++
This Nashville group later became the Motown soul/funk group Ozone. A 1967 recording (their first) betrays little of future funkier releases (even under this name) and is actually straightforward group harmony soul on both sides (which we have soundbitten for you).
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1858  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE MILLIONAIRES


Title:

You've Got To Love Your Baby


Label:

Castle 101


Condition: M-
Lovely pristine copy of this great dancer from New Jersey’s Castle label (Camden is actually opposite Philadelphia on the other side of the Delaware River). It would seem that this particular Millionaires group is unrelated to others of the same name, but they were a four-man outfit from Philadelphia. Once popular enough in the late seventies to be booted, the original has a Frankford Wayne stamp and superior sound quality.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1859  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

GARLAND GREEN


Title:

Girl I Love You / It Rained Forty Days And Nights


Label:

Gamma 103


Condition: VG+
First label before Revue and one of the very finest midtempo items to be embraced by the Northern scene. Although Gamma was a Chicago label the track was recorded in Detroit with Mike Terry and Jo Armstead. Revue picked the record up in October ’67. The excellent flipside ‘It Rained Forty Days And Nights’ has been rather overshadowed but we’ve included that one on the soundbite too.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £150.00

Image Auction: RSV-1860  Ends: 23/09/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE INVITATIONS


Title:

Watch Out Little Girl / You're Like A Mystery


Label:

MGM 13666


Condition: M-
Rare BLACK ISSUE of this currently popular item and in virtually mint condition as well. Added to which you get a superior black harmony group version of ‘You’re Like A Mystery’ on the flipside.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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