New Birth-Come Back Into My Life (Part 1)/Come Back Into My Life (Part 2)- 45- mono-RCA 74-0774 - 1972 45 RPM 7" release by Sweet Soul group, New Birth. Best-known for their #1 R&B hit, "Dream Merchant". 2 part song, continued on B side. Yellow promo label. Mint disc. - (M) - $4.99- Order
Newbeats, The-Crying My Heart Out/Short On Love (NM original 1966 Hickory 45/7")- 45- -Hickory 1387 - 1966 45 rpm 7" single by The Newbeats, a soulful Pop Rock vocal trio consisting of Dean & Mark Mathis with Larry Henley. The group is best-known for it's 1964 hit, "Bread & Butter", but several songs, including "Crying My Heart Out", have been popular on the Northern Soul scene for some time. We have here an excellent original first press copy on the Hickory label. Disc (black label with silver print & rainbow at top left) is housed in original Hickory sleeve. Vinyl has high gloss and an unscratched surface. We bought this some years ago in a lot of unplayed and little used singles. Vinyl grade is a solid Near Mint. Disc plays CLEAN with almost no surface noise and clear sound. Click Here to listen!
Ollie & the Nightingales-Mellow Way You Treat Your Man- 45- Mono-Stax-STA-27 - 1969 release 45 RPM single by sweet Soul group Ollie & the Nightingales performing the Porter-Hayes composition "Mellow Way You Treat Your Man" produced by Isaac Hayes and David Porter. This is a double-sided Stax white label Promo in Mint condition with clean labels on both sides.
Otis Redding (promo-only 45 EP w/sleeve)-Love Man EP- 45- mono-Atco EP 4539 - 1969 45 RPM 7" 4 song EP with picture sleeve by Soul giant, Otis Redding. Disc is a radio station/DJ promo issued to promote the "Love Man" album. Tracks are: That's a Good Idea"/"Free Me"/"(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher"/I'll Let Nothing Separate Us". Sleeve has same design on both sides and shows slight overall wear. Top edge shows a few small tears. Disc (white label promo) is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Rare piece-seldom offered for sale!
Paul, Louis-Reflections of the Way it Really Is- LP- stereo-Enterprise/Stax ENS-1034 - 1973 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Memphis, TN session guitarist and vocalist, Louis Paul. Paul, a boyhood friend of Elvis Presley, has extensive playing experience with a who's who of Rock and Soul musicians, including Hank Ballard, Sam Cooke, Roy Head, Dr. John, Duane Eddy, Albert King, and many more. He toured with Ronny and the Daytonas and formed a successful Garage band called the Guilloteens. in 1972, he signed with Stax and this LP, a stylistic mix of Rock and Soul, was the result. All tracks original, ranging in sound from Blue Eyed Soul, to 70's Pop, to Blues-Rock, to Funk-Rock. Standout tracks include "Leave the Door Where You Found It" (guitar instro with Funk groove) and "The Stars" (mellow 70's Soul groove). Cover (2 slightly messy punch holes at top left) still in shrink. Disc is Mint. N/A on CD.
Pickett, Wilson-Sugar Sugar- 45- mono-Atlantic 2722 - one sided promo - (M) - $5- Order
Pickett, Wilson-You Keep Me Hanging On(long/(short)- 45- mono-Atlantic 2682 - special promo - (EXC+) - $5- Order
Powell, Bobby-Your Good, Good Loving / I'm Going to Win- 45- Stereo-Excello EX 2339 - 1973 release 45 RPM single by R&B Soul Singer Bobby Powell on the excellent Excello label. Powell was a blind singer, originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, who had several memorable though minor hits on the Whit label in the mid-60s. This hard-to-find single finds Bobby digging into the 70s Soul/Funk sound. A side is strutting uptempo Soul with pumping bass and brass. B side is great mid-tempo Funk track with great drum breaks. Vinyl is clean, glossy and Near Mint. Beautiful copy!
Hard-to-find Bobby Powell title!
Reeves, Martha and the Vandellas-Ridin' High- LP- stereo-Gordy GS 926 - 1968 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Motown Soul group, Martha Reeves & the Vandellas. Copy at hand is still sealed!! Includes 5 pop hits: "Honey Chile", "I Promise to Wait My Love", "Forget Me Not", "(We've Got) Honey Love", and "Love Bug Leave My Heart Alone". Top right corner is cut away in a semi-circle to mark it as a cutout. Back cover shrink has receded slightly, resulting in very minor wear to a small patch of cover (cover is 90% MINT). Disc within is, of course, 100% new and unused.
Rockingham/David Rockingham Trio-Midnight/Bee Dee (NM '64 Josie 45/7")- 45- mono-Josie 917 - 1964 45 rpm 7" single by The David Rockingham Trio, consisting of organist/bandleader, David Rockingham, guitarist/producer, Bobby Robinson, and drummer, Shante Hamilton. The group's biggest success came in 1962 with the #62 Pop hit, "Dawn". A side of this single, "Midnight", was a very modest success, showing up on the 'Bubbling Under" chart at #119. (This probably indicates a regional success.) Sound of the group is soulful & funky organ combo Jazz with lots of interplay between the organ & guitar in the classic ACID JAZZ style. Both sides are excellent, but "Midnight" is more uptempo and really smokes. Vinyl has high gloss and a wholly unscratched surface. We bought this some years ago in a lot of unplayed and little used singles. Vinyl grade is a solid Near Mint. Disc plays CLEAN with almost no surface noise and clear sound. Click Here to listen!
Ross, Diana & the Supremes-Funny Girl- LP- Stereo-Motown MS 672 - 1968 release. Supremes perform music from the Broadway show, "Funny Girl". Lyrics by Bob Merrill, music by Jule Styne. Liner notes by Jule Styne. Tunes include "Funny Girl", "I Am Woman" & "People". Gatefold cover with nice photos of Diana & the girls. Tiny staple holes in top left corner. Cover is quite clean. Small, minor, tear at bottom middle. Disc is mint! - (NM-/M) - $7.99- Order
Ruffin, Jimmy-The Groove Governor- LP- Stereo-Soul SS727 - 1970 33 1/3 rpm LP release by legendary Motown artist, Jimmy Ruffin, best known for his 1966 smash, "What Becomes of the Broken Hearted". LP was released on Motown's "SOUL" subsidiary label. Tracklist:
A1 Let's Say Goodbye, Tomorrow 2:59
A2 Maria (You Were The Only One) 2:56
A3 Honey Come Back 2:57
A4 Our Favorite Melody 2:58
A5 Living In A World I Created For Myself 3:10
A6I f You Will Let Me, I Know I Can 2:57
B1 This Guy's In Love With You 4:40
B2 On The Way Out (On The Way In) 2:28
B3 Take A Letter Maria 2:28
B4 You Gave Me Love 2:54
B5 Just Before Love Ends 2:59
B6 Gathering Memories 3:45. Cover is clean with small worn area on the front at bottom center-also a bit of corner wear. Disc is MINT, appearing unplayed.
Sledge, Percy-I'll Be Your Everything- LP- stereo-Capricorn CP 0147 - 1974 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Soul music legend, Percy Sledge. LP is a minor masterpiece of Country-Soul (Sledge's specialty). Album was produced by Quin Ivy at Muscle Shoals studios with great players like Jimmy Johnson, David Hood, Barry Beckett, and Roger Hawkins. Tracks include "Walkin' In The Sun," "The Good Love," and the hit title song, "I'll Be Your Everything." Cover (promo sticker on front) has clean front with very slightly heavier ringwear-no stains, splits, tears, or writing. Disc (cream-colored label with "promotion-not for sale") is clean, glossy, and Mint. Not available on CD.
Supremes-Sing Rodgers & Hart- LP- stereo-Motown 659 - Original 1967 Supremes LP. Tunes include "The Lady is a Tramp", "My Funny Valentine" & "Blue Moon", cover uses a painted over photo to make a Broadway collage, nice photo of the girls in white gowns on back cover. Cover is almost perfectly preserved in shrinkwrap- bottom right corner shows slight wear. Disc (housed in crisp original Motown inner sleeve) is glossy, appears unplayed with no visible defects!
Supremes & The Four Tops-Dynamite- LP- stereo-Motown M745L - 1971 33 1/3 RPM LP release, pairing 2 great Motown vocal groups, The Supremes and The Four Tops. Copy at hand is an original 1st press LP, never reissued on CD. Tracks include "It's Impossible," "Hello Stranger," and "Melodie." Cover is 75% covered in original shrink-cover grades Near Mint-no stains, tears, splits, or writing. Disc (blue "map" label with silver print) is clean, glossy, and Near Mint. Nice Motown LP by the Supremes AND the Four Tops-N/A on CD!
Supremes & The Temptations-On Broadway- LP- Stereo-Motown MS699 - Released in 1969. It was released as the soundtrack to a TV special featuring The Supremes and The Temptations doing Motown-styled versions of show tunes! Tunes include "Fiddler On the Roof Medley", "Malteds Over Manhattan", and "Let the Sunshine In". Gatefold cover with great photos of the groups together. The cover is perfectly preserved in original shrink wrap. Disc is near-perfect, glossy and little-used. A scuff and a tiny mark or two but a great copy!! - (M/NM) - $7.99- Order
Supremes, The-Box Set Sampler- CD- stereo-Universal/Motown (no catalog #) - 2000 8 track promo-only compact disc by Motown Soul greats, The Supremes. Disc-never available in stores-offers 8 songs (including 4 rare tracks) from the 5 disc box set titled "The Supremes". Disc is still factory SEALED-100% new and unused. Track List:
1. Where Did Our Love Go
2. Stop In The Name Of Love (Unreleased Alternate Take)
3. Take Me Where You Go (Unreleased Alternate Take)
4. You Cant Hurry Love
6. Love Child
7. Up The Ladder To The Roof (Original 45 Mix)
8. Someday Well Be Together. A fine Supremes/Diana Ross CD for listening, and a nice group collectible.
Supremes/Diana Ross & The Supremes-Sing Rodgers & Hart (factory SEALED LP)- LP- mono-Motown 659 - Offering one factory SEALED stock copy of this original 1967 Supremes LP!! Tunes include "The Lady is a Tramp", "My Funny Valentine" & "Blue Moon". Cover uses a painted over photo to make a Broadway collage. Nice photo of the girls in white gowns on back cover. Cover is perfect with sharp corners inside the original shrinkwrap. Disc within is, of course, 100% new and unused.
Tams/The Tams-Time For the Tams- LP- mono-ABC 596 - 1967 33 1/3 rpm LP release by Atlanta Soul quartet, The Tams. The Tams offered an interesting mix of early Soul with material typically written by white Southern Country songwriters, producing an interesting and popular fusion. The group also holds a hallowed position in the annals of Carolina Beach Music. Songwriters on this LP include Joe South (producer of this album), Mac Davis, Freddy Weller, Ray Whitley and Tommy Roe. Although no chart hits resulted from this LP, it is a solid outing in their classic style. Tracklist:
1 Ram Shackle Shack (Sparkling Brown Eyes)
2 It's Better to Have Loved a Little
3 Fall Down, Go Boom
4 Untie Me
5 Get Away
6 I've Been Hurt
7 How 'Bout It
8 Have Pity on Me
9 Breaking Up
10 Laugh, Clown, Laugh
11 Shelter South. Cover (small punch hole through bottom left corner) is super clean-no stains, tears, splits, writing, etc. Disc is housed in crisp original inner sleeve and appears unplayed in MINT condtion. Plays MINT as well with almost no surface noise and rich, clear sound.
Taylor, Johnnie-Taylored in Silk- LP- stereo-STAX STS-3014 - 1973 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Stax Records Soul singer, Johnnie Taylor, best known for his hits "Who's Making Love," "Testify," and "Cheaper to Keep Her" (featured on this album!). Copy at hand is an original Stax Records 1st press, still factory SEALED in it's original shrinkwrap-100% new and unused. Other hit tracks include "I Believe in You," and "We're Getting Careless With Our Love." Shrink is 99% intact-3 corners show slight creasing. Front cover has custom "hype" sticker. Disc within is, of course, Mint and unplayed.
Tee, Willie-I'd Give It to You / I'd Give It to You- 45- stereo-United Artists-UA-XW910 - 1976 release 45 RPM promo 7" (the same song is featured on both sides) by New Orleans soulman Willie Tee, best known for his 1965 hit "Teasin' You." This side is an excellent mid-tempo funk number with brass, pumping bass, great drumming and that unmistakable New Orleans R&B sound. Comes in a stock UA sleeve. The disc-from an unplayed DJ collection-is clean, glossy and Mint (clean labels on both sides).
Temptations-1990- LP- stereo-Gordy/Motown G 996V1 - 1973 33 1/3 RPM LP release by The Temptations. Excellent early 70's Soul Funk LP by the group with some Psychedelic Soul sounds on some tracks. Group at this time included Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, Dennis Edwards and Ricky Owens. Backing was provided by a band that included the famous Funk Brothers crew, as well as members of Rose Royce. Also includes the extended social commentary, "Zoom" which combines a trippy vibe with spoken dialogue.
1 Let Your Hair Down
2 I Need You
4 You've Got My Soul on Fire
5 Ain't No Justice
Copy at hand is still encased in it's original shrinkwrap-cover is MINT with no corner. (Cover has an interesting diecut design with a small cutout on the back which reveals part of the custom inner sleeve design.) Disc is clean, glossy and MINT.
Tex, Joe-Spills the Beans- LP- stereo-Dial DL 6004 - 1972 33 1/3 RPM LP release by Soul singer, Joe Tex. Produced by Buddy Killen during Joe's "Country/Soul" period. Tracks include "All the Heaven a Man Really Needs", "Cat's Got Her Tongue", and "Woman Stealer". Still SEALED in original shrinkwap-punch hole at bottom left. Nice vintage Soul LP-brand new after all these years!
Tolliver, Kim-I Gotta Find a Way/I'll Try to Do Better (wlp promo 45)- 45- mono-Rojac ROJ 126 - 1969 45 rpm release by Kim Tolliver. A side is a pumping uptempo Northern Soul shaker with organ & a female chorus. B side is a good ballad. (B side was release twice with 2 different A sides.) Copy at hand is a white label promo. Vinyl is clean & glossy with only minor marks. Very small edge chip on A side does not affect play.
Tower of Power-East Bay Grease- LP- stereo-San Francisco SD2 04 - rare 1st album on the Atlantic subsidiary, San Francisco, with map of S.F. and Oakland on cover, 1/4" saw mark, classic soul with funky bass, in your face brass and electric guitar! very slight cover wear, disc is beautiful - (NM-/NM) - $34.99- Order
Turner, Ike-Blues Roots- LP- stereo-United Artists UAS5576 - 1972 release pays tribute to Ike's blues roots of the 50's, his guitar sound is still suprisingly close to the Kings of Rhythm records! tunes include "The Things I Used To Do", "Lawdy Miss Clawdy", and "My Babe", cover is cleverly designed to resemble a steamer trunk, sealed LP has cut corner with neat circular cut, good record - (SS) - $74.99- Order
Turner/Ike & Tina Turner-Feel Good- LP- stereo-United Artists (UK) UAS 29377 - 1972 33 1/3 RPM UK LP release by Ike & Tina Turner. Tracks include "Chopper", "Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid", & "Feel Good". Handsome glossy finish cover grades Near Mint Minus-no stains tears, splits, writing, etc.Disc is clean, glossy & Near Mint. Never reissued on CD.
Various Artists-History Of Rhythm & Blues, Volume 5: The Beat Goes On 1961-62- LP- elec stereo-Atlantic SD 8193 - 1968 33 1/3 rpm white label promo LP release. Volume 6 in a great series of records recapping Atlantic Records' huge role in the history of R&B music. This volume focuses on 1961 & 1962 when 50's R&B was gradually morphing into 60's Soul. Track listing:
A1 Ray Charles Early In The Mornin'
A2 Coasters, The Little Egypt (Ying-Yang)
A3 Ben E. King Stand By Me
A4 Mar-Keys, The Last Night
A5 Solomon Burke Just Out Of Reach (Of My Two Empty Arms)
A6 Ikettes, The I'm Blue (The Gong-Gong Song)
A7 William Bell You Don't Miss Your Water
B1 Solomon Burke Cry To Me
B2 Falcons, The Featuring Wilson Pickett I Found A Love
B3 Booker T. & The MG's* Green Onions
B4 Drifters, The Up On The Roof
B5 La Vern Baker* See See Rider
B6 Otis Redding These Arms Of Mine
B7 Rufus Thomas The Dog.
Quite a lineup, eh? This series has a bit of a bad rep as all the commercial copies were electronically rechanneled for stereo. However, the promo copies for radio stations were sent out in good old mono, so this particular copy did not get that treatment! Cover (small punch hole through top left corner) has clean front slick-back slick shows a bit more wear. Cover also shows edge and corner wear-1/2" inch split at top right. (Note that the electronic stereo symbol on the front is covered up with a gold sticker.) Disc bears white promo label with Atlantic logo at right-the words "stereo" have been blacked out on both sides with marker. Vinyl shows good gloss with some spindling and one small mark on B side. Plays nicely with light surface noise and punchy mono sound.