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Image Auction: RSV-1784  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

ELLUSIONS


Title:

You Didn't Have To Leave


Label:

Lamon 2004


Condition: VG++
Lamon was a strange label, originally from Charlotte, NC its output was overwhelmingly Country & Western. This included Ellusions producer Dwight Moody, who seems to have had very little to do with soul music but who, in 1965, managed to produce (as a B-side) an amazing piece of uptempo soul (the same could be said of the song’s writer Neal Davenport).
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £600.00

Image Auction: RSV-1785  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

BETTY LLOYD


Title:

I'm Catching On


Label:

BSC 401


Condition: VG++
A copy from the little clutch that turned up in the U.K. in the early nineties has only ever had one careful owner. Condition reflects that situation and is a strong VG++ edging towards mint minus. The copies originally came from Ms Lloyd herself, but the finder failed to ask her much. As far as we know she was a member of the group the Percells on ABC (unless they had a different Betty Lloyd). It’s likely she part owned BSC.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1786  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE INSPIRATIONS


Title:

Your Wish Is My Command


Label:

Midas 1003


Condition: VG++
Milwaukee’s Inspirations were just one of at least half a dozen soul groups that used the name, although they went to the nearby city of Chicago to record this one. Group member Billy Miller was one half of the Soulful Twins on Sable. This came to the scene in ’78 and in a generally poor year for Northern Soul stood out like a diamond in the rough.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £700.00

Image Auction: RSV-1787  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

HARVEY SCALES


Title:

Trackdown


Label:

Magic Touch 2077


Condition: VG++
Talk of Milwaukee (see above Item C) leads us to one of the city’s great soul labels owned by Lenny LaCour – one of its greatest talents too in the shape of Harvey Scales (although he originated in Osceola, Arkansas, same place as Jimmy Thomas). For our money this ferocious from ’69 stomper is his rarest outing on the label.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1788  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

RALPH "SOUL" JACKSON


Title:

Set Me Free / Take Me Back


Label:

Black Kat 276755


Condition: M-
Two absolutely scorching Southern Soul dancers from the ‘Alabama Loveman’ recorded at Neal Hemphill’s studios in Midfield, Alabama in 1977. The studios employed the Birmingham Rhythm Section and, just like Muscle Shoals and Fame Studios they were mostly white musicians… that knew how to make soul!
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1789  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

JAMES FOUNTAIN


Title:

Seven Day Lover


Label:

Peachtree 127


Condition: VG+
Talk of Northern ‘Southern Soul’(!) records – did anything ever make a bigger splash than this one? At on time the North’s most costly record… and worth every penny. It became decidedly less rare over the years but is now hard-to-find on the scarlet original with its strange little manufacturers mark in the dead wax.
  
Reserve Price: £750.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1790  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

TONY MILTON


Title:

Comin' Home Baby


Label:

French Versailles EP


Condition: M-
Remember ‘Paris Blues’ by Tony Middleton? Well, here is the origin of it all. Domiciled in France for a couple of years, Middleton became Tony Milton and recorded this fine version of the Mel Torme song on a 4-track French-only EP. Very nice condition on both vinyl and sleeve – looks like it was made last week.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1791  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE DESIRES


Title:

Smile / Baby We Can Make It


Label:

Tamboo 2004


Condition: VG++
Obscure Chicago release from a group that did one of two other recordings including the parent label Starville – in fact it’s quite possible that they are also the Del-Tours as group member Charlie Mays wrote both sides of that rarity. Two fantastic sides that are almost completely under the radar… don’t miss the sound bites. Very strong VG++ by the way.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1792  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE SOUL TWINS


Title:

Quick Change Artist


Label:

Karen 1533


Condition: VG++
Two different designs on this one, one ‘lined’ and a really dark blue, the other ‘un-lined’ and a lighter royal blue. We would take the latter as being slightly the rarer – and what a record of course. Wish we could find one like this today!
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1793  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE DYNAMICS


Title:

Yes, I Love You Baby


Label:

Top Ten 100 (dj)


Condition: M-
Stone mint copy of this Popcorn Wylie Detroit gem. Confusion reigns on the identity of this Dynamics actually with some sources claiming the disc to be The Dramatics (who were originally pressed up as The Dynamics on Wingate). I think not, but the falsetto lead doesn’t half sound like the one on ‘Inky Dinky’.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £330.00

Image Auction: RSV-1794  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOY ARMSTRONG


Title:

Out Of Sight Love


Label:

Azuza 1003


Condition: VG+
Very obscure West Coast mover (Los Angeles) from an unknown singer sits right on the edge of soul and R&B and could really do something for the right deejay. Written by the great Chester Pipkin this is probably a very rare 45.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1795  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

JAMES BELL & THE HIGHLIGHTERS BAND


Title:

The Love Of My Girl / Trying To Get Chosen


Label:

Three Diamonds 002


Condition: M-
Very nice copy of this Indianapolis release that had images rather than a label name and saw rather a revival due to latter-day interest in this artist and his original material. Ballad/Deep fans should not ignore the great ‘Trying To Get Chosen’ on the flipside.
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £725.00

Image Auction: RSV-1796  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

ROBERT KELLY


Title:

My Time To Win


Label:

One Way 113


Condition: M-
Totally superb crossover soul! Knockout vocals from one of the fabulous Kelly Brothers (and produced by them too). And it’s a tough 45 too. The few copies that have turned up have sold comparatively cheaply but this gem deserves so much more – turn up the soul dial!
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1797  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

RAY CAMACHO & THE TEARDROPS


Title:

I Told You So


Label:

Copper State 1078


Condition: M-
If Wigan had had this one, we would be talking about a fondly remembered and highly sought-after oldie. It would have been a veritable monster. The copy here still retains marks in the dead wax of a recent cover-up manoeuvre but went no further than one venue me thinks. Camacho and his group often recorded Chicago soul and funk, on the evidence of this rarity – they were hot!
  
Reserve Price: £1,000.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1798  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE CURTIS LIGGINS INDICATIONS


Title:

What It Is?


Label:

Kaycee-Soul 102


Condition: M-
It would appear that this superb piece of uptempo soul from 1969 never came out other than on a promo (and again we wonder what the seventies rare soul scene would have made of it… a great deal I suspect). This tremendous piece of Kansas City soul was actually the B-side to a Sly Stone-inspired piece of psych-funk that didn’t ever get beyond radio stations. Liggins himself was killed in a car accident in 1972.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1799  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE OTHER BROTHERS


Title:

I'm Gonna Find Love


Label:

Pet 73267


Condition: VG+
This Texas group were an accomplished outfit and they recorded a couple of times for Bill Petty’s Pet label around ‘69/’70. ‘I’m Gonna Find Love’ is their prime Northern outing and is rarely located. The copy for auction is certainly not a minter but plays quite well – check the soundbite for confirmation of that statement.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1800  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

JOEY IRVING


Title:

Can You Handle Me Girl


Label:

Vincent 130


Condition: VG++
Irving, from Rockford, Illinois cut around half a dozen singles from 1972 to 1982, including one which originally came out only in Belgium for some strange reason. ‘Can You Handle Me Girl’ is his big one however and don’t ignore the wondrous ‘What Happened To The Love We Knew’ (which was also issued on its own on Vincent) either, we have soundbitten both sides for your delectation, prevarication and cogitation.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1801  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE TI-CHAUNS


Title:

What You Wanna Say


Label:

Sonar 102


Condition: VG+
Wrap your ears around this one – it’s got all it takes to do the dancefloors. We had a couple of copies in the nineties but haven’t seen a copy since then. A look around the internet and found… nothing seems as if there is a good reason why we haven’t seen this one in years. Plays with a bit of noise – check the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1802  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE PETITES


Title:

Lonely Girl


Label:

Teek 96624


Condition: VG++
A girl group rarity out of St Louis that really doesn’t come up for sale at all. Deemed by some to be a Detroit recording, but really Freeman Bosley’s label was from further south in Missouri and just happened to feature one or two Detroit artists. Producer Billy Drain was the brother of soul singer Charles Drain.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1803  Ends: 12/08/2021 18:00
Artist:

JERRY AND HIS UNIQUES


Title:

Yes He Will


Label:

Lennan 1261


Condition: VG+
Both sides of this one was tried in the early Wigan era but failed on the dancefloor (as did quite a number of today’s revered records). It has remained a rare record ever since and one only available on its original imprint. Blue-eyed for sure, but with lots of appeal. Check the soundbite if you don’t know it.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

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