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Image Auction: RSV-2157  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

ANGELA & THE GROUP


Title:

Tell It In The Newspaper


Label:

Lance 1001


Condition: VG
Very obscure and rare piece of hard-hitting Sister Funk but with enough smoothness about it to really go places on upfront Northern dancefloors. The Lance label was one of the countless ones started/owned by Jewish music impresario Morty Craft – many of these are obscure indeed, as was the Lance imprint.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2158  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

VANGUARDS


Title:

Good Times Bad Times / Man Without Knowledge


Label:

Lamp 94


Condition: VG++
This Indianapolis group lead by one James Davis fashioned themselves after The Temptations and The Dells – and they did quite a job, mostly to no avail in terms of sales, but this disc proves that the vein of quality soul runs deep indeed despite obscure origins. The flipside ‘Man Without Knowledge’ is nearly as good. Check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £1,500.00

Current Bid: £1,750.00

Image Auction: RSV-2159  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

BACKYARD CONSTRUCTION


Title:

I Want Your Lovin'


Label:

B.Y.C. Productions 1000


Condition: VG++
Recorded at the obscure Sound House Studios in Newburgh, N.Y. in 1980, this one-off release for the B.Y.C. Productions label is a fine Modern Soul dancer starting to get considerable attention – like many 70s/80s soul releases, the label touts an album which never appeared (or if it did, must be ultra-rare).
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-2160  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

CINDY SCOTT


Title:

I Love You Baby / In Your Spare Time


Label:

Veep 1253 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Real name Sundray Tucker (under which she also recorded) she was sister to Lynda Laurence of The Supremes and cousin to Tammi Terrell and Bunny Sigler (with whom she recorded). ’66 saw her debut on Veep with the Madara/White combination of producers and this, her second release for the label, is one of the great Motown soundalikes. ‘In Your Spare Time’ on the reverse also hits the Berry Gordy button.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £250.00

Image Auction: RSV-2161  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

CHUCK RAY


Title:

I Don't Mind / Come Alive


Label:

Tam-Boo 6719


Condition: VG++
Chicagoan singer Chuck Ray cut this excellent midtempo piece of Northern Soul for Eddie Silver’s Tam-Boo label (one of a number he started) in 1967. Don’t miss the flipside ‘Come Alive’ either (which also came out later on Five-O but without ‘I Don’t Mind’). Strong VG++.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £310.00

Image Auction: RSV-2162  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

SOUL SISTERS


Title:

So Much Love


Label:

Sue 148


Condition: VG++
Every now and again a record emerges out of the pack to take its place in the spotlight. Such is the case with this midtempo winner which has fallen in favour over the last year or so revealing a paucity of copies. It’s a good one for sure and the great thing for the scene is that there are many more circumstances like this left to go. The Sisters were Tresia Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2163  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

LITTLE REUBEN


Title:

In The Name Of Loneliness


Label:

New 602


Condition: VG++
This obscure artist (Reuben Fisher) made three other 45s in and around Detroit in a ten-year recording career. None of these give a clue to the fabulously soulful voice the singer had, and this release is his finest moment by a country mile. Crossover perfection, five-star soul music.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £501.00

Image Auction: RSV-2164  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

SONNY JONES


Title:

Suffering


Label:

Tune-Kel 607


Condition: M-
Powerhouse, driving Northern Soul 45 which will be unknown to many. Written by Eddie Bo with whom Jones colluded on his three sixties 45s. From the above it can be seen that Sonny Jones was a New Orleans artist who had a local hit with ‘Sissy Walk’ in 1969. ‘Suffering’ is from the previous year.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2165  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

JERRY WILLIAMS


Title:

If You Ask Me (Because I Love You)


Label:

Calla 116 (dj)


Condition: VG+
An original 1966 promo is the format to have. The white promo is of course for the 1973 Calla reissue, not the first release from seven years previous. This copy has quite a few marks (which can easily be rendered insignificant these days) but it’s one of those weird situations whereby they don’t sound very much at all (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £200.00

Image Auction: RSV-2166  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE INTENTIONS


Title:

Blowing In The Wind


Label:

Tiki 172


Condition: VG+
Rare original copy of this fine floater which has also had a Numero Group reissue, and courtesy of them the story goes that the group had an argument (over wearing stage costumes socially!) with the label owner when the record was released and that was that… the 45 was all but withdrawn. Good funk track ‘Dig It’ on the reverse side.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2167  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

HOWARD GUYTON


Title:

I Watched You Slowly Slip Away


Label:

Verve 10386 (dj)


Condition: VG++
AKA Bobby Guy and Guy Howard, also with Derek Martin in The Five Pearls and The Top Notes. Uptown, New York sixties soul at its very finest, should be in every collection.
  
Reserve Price: £275.00

Current Bid: £275.00

Image Auction: RSV-2168  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

JAY BEE and THE MIGHTY SENSATIONS


Title:

Praying For An Answer


Label:

Thunderbolt


Condition: VG
When you are called James Brown it’s probably best, in soul music at least, to find an alternative, so it was with this obscure 45 from Georgia (which got Stafford spins). Our copy went to N.Y., to one Billy Mincy – where it got minced! But we’ve had it de-clicked and it plays none too badly (check the soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £310.00

Image Auction: RSV-2169  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

TAN GEERS


Title:

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


Label:

Okeh 4-7319


Condition: M-
One of Northern Soul’s great double-siders and especially collectable on issue rather than promo. The group were from Baltimore apparently and recorded for Okeh and Scepter whilst changing the spelling of their name to The Tangiers on the latter label.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2170  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

JACK MONTGOMERY


Title:

My Dear Beloved / Do You Believe It


Label:

Scepter 12152


Condition: VG++
Talk of great double-siders sees this one as amongst the very best handful. Rarer mis-spelt title was withdrawn for obvious reasons… not that Montgomery (Marvin T. Jones) knew anything about it anyway! Producer Don Mancha sold the tracks to Flo Greenberg at Scepter and never informed the artist. As the record sank like a stone, it didn’t matter, subsequently.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2171  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

FLOYD BECK


Title:

Fly By Nite


Label:

Timeless 001


Condition: VG+
Very rare Modern Soul 45 from 1976 has all it takes to do well on dancefloors. In the early 80s this Pittsburgh singer has a couple of releases on Timeless but this 45 is at least six years earlier and a different league in availability. You won’t see another for some time… guaranteed.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2172  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE JELLY BEANS


Title:

You Don't Mean Me No Good / I'm Hip To You


Label:

Eskee 10,001


Condition: VG+
Songwriter Charlie Thomas was also in the group but there is little evidence of a male singer here, it is quite likely that he is ‘The Man With The Golden Touch’ (Loma). This is a styrene blue label copy with significant marks but little in the way of extraneous sound on either this or the very decent flipside ‘I’m Hip To You’ (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-2173  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

WILLIE BROWN


Title:

I Think I'll Fall In Love


Label:

Tri-Som 910


Condition: VG++
Brown had another release that was a popular Cleethorpes spin in the shape of ‘Get Out And Get It’ on Tri-It and although a true original of that one is rarer than folks generally think, this superb funky crossover track on the related Tri-Som label is much more obscure.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £210.00

Image Auction: RSV-2174  Ends: 11/08/2022 18:00
Artist:

THE ELEMENTS OF LOVE


Title:

Let's Try Making Love / How Could You


Label:

Brown Duck 101


Condition: VG++
This auction’s Sweet Soul group winner comes via a quality Chicago group who made just three 45s, with this one coming out of 1971. Just full of soul names – Karl Tarleton, Ted Daniels, Paul Smith, Nathan Wilkes – producing a tremendous 2:45. But wait!... flip it over and there’s a strident dancer ‘How Could You’ very reminiscent of those ‘last hour’ Colin Curtis Mecca spins.
  
Reserve Price: £175.00

Current Bid: £200.00

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