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Image Auction: RSV-1877  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

SANDY WYNNS


Title:

Touch Of Venus


Label:

Doc 103


Condition: VG++
Very scarce first release for this classic slab of midtempo Northern Soul which was packed up and sent from L.A. to the obscure Doc record label in Pennsylvania (the same thing happened with Paris ‘Sleepless Nights’) courtesy of a little ‘something’ on the side for the boys at Motown’s West Coast office.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1878  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

JACK HAMMER


Title:

What Greater Love


Label:

French United Artists 006-90.611


Condition: M-
Real name Edgar Solomon Burroughs: Hammer recorded this pounding, stomping version of the Little Anthony song in 1969 in London with Mike Vickers on arrangements. This copy is on a neat-looking orange and maroon French label. Hammer co-wrote ‘Great Balls Of Fire’ which Jerry Lee Lewis recorded – not a lot of people know that!
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1879  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

JESSE FISHER


Title:

Honey


Label:

Sojamm 105


Condition: M-
Superb midtempo cut released in 1974 but sounding 4 or 5 years older than that – this one has yet to really make its mark on the rare soul scene but for sure it is waiting in the wings. The flipside ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ is simply one of the greatest Deep Soul tracks of all time.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1880  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE TEMPTONES


Title:

Girl I Love You


Label:

Arctic 130 (dj)


Condition: M-
Blue-eyed soul of the highest order from Jimmy Bishop’s famed label and always a rarity. Much is made of this being early Hall and Oates, but only Daryl Hall is on the recording. John Oates joined the band later as a guitarist. Clearly the group’s inspiration was The Temptations… and it shows.
  
Reserve Price: £600.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1881  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

LOU WASHINGTON


Title:

Any Old Time


Label:

U.S.A. 831 (dj)


Condition: VG++
This is Lou D Washington who, apart from being co-owner of the Steeltown label in Gary, Indiana (Jackson 5, etc, etc), actually became an actor of reasonable stature in Hollywood with a dozen films to his credit (bit parts/cameos) in the nineties! Long before that time he saw himself as a singer and this one is his rarest effort on Paul Glass’ label.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1882  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

PATTERSON TWINS


Title:

I Need Your Love


Label:

Malaco 1036


Condition: M-
Jackson’s Malaco record label contained its fair share of rare/obscure records amongst the many commonplace releases and hits it came up with. This super piece of 1976 midtempo soul is most certainly amongst the former and blends an essentially Southern approach with the contemporary sound of soul à la Philadelphia of the time. Flipside ‘Two Wrongs Don’t Make It Right’ is perhaps more typical Southern Soul but still quite excellent.
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1883  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

LARRY LASTER


Title:

Go For Yourself / Help Yourself


Label:

Loma 2043


Condition: M-
Vintage-era Northern Soul 45 doesn’t seem to crop up much these days – certainly not on a mint ISSUE COPY like this one. The backing track was used on Ty Karim’s ‘Lighten Up’ and Laster takes the male version brilliantly. Flipside ‘Help Yourself’ cements his vocal abilities with aplomb.
  
Reserve Price: £300.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1884  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE JAY WALKERS ft. MICKEY HOLIDAY


Title:

Can't Live Without You


Label:

Shio 317


Condition: M-
Rather like item D, this is a top-rated blue-eyed Northern mover. Known to most via a release on the Swan label, this is the first release of the track and is quite a rarity. Never booted, this one is just waiting for dancefloors as a revival has ‘all-nighter’ written all over it.
  
Reserve Price: £200.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1885  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

JIMMY J. BARNES


Title:

I Think I've Got A Good Chance


Label:

Orange 1


Condition: M-
The great J.J. Barnes on a one-off for a tiny Detroit label – in fact this was the only release on the imprint back in 1975. It scarcely got out of Michigan and surely deserved better than its non-hit status. Mellow, midtempo brilliance that got a bit of crossover action in the late eighties revival of such items.
  
Reserve Price: £150.00

Current Bid: £206.00

Image Auction: RSV-1886  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

PERFECTIONS


Title:

I Love You, My Love / Am I Gonna Lose You


Label:

S.V.R. 1006


Condition: M-
Numerous groups recorded as the Perfections and it is quite possible that Detroit had more than one of these, for sure in the Motor City there were at least two totally different line-ups for groups of that name. This particular item came out twice on S.V.R. but this is the first release (1965), the later release doesn’t have ‘Am I Gonna Lose You’ on the flipside and as that is pretty good too, we have placed it on the soundbite.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1887  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

RICH WARD


Title:

My Baby, She's Gone


Label:

Hit 622


Condition: VG+
Very obscure 1973 dancer from a featured artist at the Peg Leg Bates Club on one of many, many, labels named Hit – one of two 45s he recorded for the Brooklyn imprint. Track has that funky edge to it that is so in-vogue right now. 100% certified rarity.
  
Reserve Price: £750.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1888  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

GLORIA LANE


Title:

Lets Get Together


Label:

Spotlight 1001


Condition: VG++
Sold a copy of this to Ginger some 15 years ago, and he covered the 45 up. First copy we have had of this record since then. Re. condition, the topside has only one tiny mark whilst the flipside has a 10mm ‘P’ written on the label and could probably be regarded as VG+. Sounds very like Jessica James to us.
  
Reserve Price: £350.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1889  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

MAURICE JACKSON


Title:

Its To Late Baby


Label:

Soulville 1001


Condition: VG+
This is the same singer who was in The Independents and started the 70s group Silk on a defined Chicago rarity from 1964. Label is a subsidiary of Jerry-O Records apparently and it is the only release. Certainly not mint but this is the only copy we’ve ever located (offered once before around 2013 and recently re-purchased).
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1890  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE PRODUCTS


Title:

Baby


Label:

Providence 413


Condition: VG+
A 45 so scarce that it isn’t even featured on the Discogs listing for the New York label (nor is the group) but reveals a cool harmony early soul group effort that you might not ever see again!
  
Reserve Price: £500.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1891  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

KELL OSBORNE


Title:

Small Things


Label:

New Bag 101 (dj)


Condition: VG++
Briefly a member of The Primes (who later became The Temptations) and also a one-off 45 with Phil Spector, perhaps Osborne deserved a better career than the obscure non-hits he became involved with. Many of these are rarities of course, as is this one on an obscure spin-off of the Class label. Reverse side ‘Nothin’ From Nothin’ has its fans (see soundbite). Vinyl has a few minor ‘pimples’ on the plastic that do not sound (see soundbite).
  
Reserve Price: £400.00

Current Bid: £0.00

Image Auction: RSV-1892  Ends: 21/10/2021 18:00
Artist:

THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE


Title:

Savin' My Lovin' For You


Label:

Palmer 5020 (dj)


Condition: VG
A well-used copy with some faint writing on the label, it plays with crackling (see soundbite) but would be fine for deejaying with we would say. When records stomp this strongly an odd bit of additional noise is hardly noticeable.
  
Reserve Price: £250.00

Current Bid: £300.00

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