7″s

I use the Record Collector standard to grade my records – as below:

M is ONLY for reissues / new releases / sealed records
M- is a pretty much unplayed record for me – any obvious signs that a record has been played and I usually downgrade to an Ex+
Ex+ is a very strong grade for me – just showing some signs of being played but no noise / cue burn / crackle / styrene burn at all.
VG+ is for records that have obviously seen some wear and have had a good few plays and may even have light intro crackle but play very, very well.
VG is for records with quite a bit of wear and surface markings and some noise / crackle but still a very good player
VG- is my lowest grade and VG- records for me are in bad shape – lots of sound quality deterioration and many, many surface marks – not nice.

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Rufus feat. Chaka Khan / Sweet Thing / ABC / UK / 1975 / M- / £6 £3

Huge tune – in correct custom sleeve – big fave

Cymande / The Message / Alaska-Sonet / Sweden / 1973 / M- / £15 £8

Unplayed copy – sleazy Funk classic

Patti LaBelle & Her Belles / Over The Rainbow / Grovy Kind Of Love / Atlantic (black) / UK / 1965 / M- / £8 £4

Top copy – clean labels / non-dinked, two great sides – a great Lady of Soul

Patti LaBelle & Her Belles / All Or Nothing / You Forgot How To Love / Atlantic (black) / UK / 1965 / M- / £15 £8

Top copy – clean labels / non-dinked, two great sides – so cool

Carla Thomas / Gee Whiz / For You / Atlantic / USA / 1960s / M- / £6 £3

Top copy – huge classic

Mitch Ryder / Jenny Take A Ride / I Never Had It Better / Avco-Embassy / UK / 1971 / M- / £5 £2

All-time classic blue eyed Northern Soul – in correct custom sleeve – right back to the days of yore

The Voice Masters / Dance Right Into My Heart / If A Woman Catches A Fool / Bamboo / USA / 1969 / VG+ / £25 £12

Early Tom-Tom production – 2 good Northern Soul sides – some scuffing / slight WOL

The Pentangle / Light Flight / Big T / UK / 1969 / M- / £5 £2

Top copy – acid Folk

Horace Silver Quintet / Me And My Baby / Where Are You / Blue Note / USA / 1960s / M- / £15 £8

Lovely item in A1 shape – rare 45

Lou Donaldson / Sassy Soul Strut / Pillow Talk / Blue Note / USA / 1973 / M- / £15 £8

Lovely black/white Demo copy here – Poppa Lou on fire…funky Jazz

Horace Silver Quintet / Soulville / No Smokin / Blue Note / 1960s / M- / £20 £10

Tough 7″ – top sides

Boogie Man Orchestra / Lady, Lady, Lady / Boogie Man / USA / 1975 / Ex+ /£5 £2

Northern Soul masterclass / Wigan Casino bomber…smashes it

Little Charles and the Sidewinders / Please Open Up The Door / Botanic / USA / 1970 / M- / £10 £5

Unplayed copy – huge Northern

Jo Jo Bennett / Leaving Home / Pretty Little Blackgirl / Cactus / UK / 1975 / Ex+ / £10 £5

Harry Mudie excellence – top Reggae sides

Lloyd Parks / Mafia / Dub / Cactus / UK / 1975 / M- / £15 £8

Classic Roots – love this – massive fave

Cannonball Adderley / Mercy, Mercy, Mercy / Games / Capitol / UK / 1966 / M- / £8 £4

Ace copy – in correct custom sleeve – David Axelrod production – in correct custom sleeve – so hard to find clean

Kraftwerk / Trans-Europe Express / Capitol / UK / 1977 / UK / M- / £12 £6

Unplayed copy – in correct custom sleeve – Hip-Hop’s DNA right here

The Standells / Dirty Water / Rari / Capitol / UK / 1965 / VG / £10 £5

Some scuffs / slight crackle – in correct custom sleeve / non-dinked / clean labels – total sleaze

Shirley Ellis / Soul Time / CBS / UK / 1968 / M- / £25 £12

Great copy – in correct custom sleeve – 1970s reissue – massive Northern

Brian Auger / Inner City Blues / Light On The Path / CBS  / Germany / 1973 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

So rare on 7″ – immaculate shape – genius artist

Evaline Braden / That’s What Soul Is / Somebody Else / Chanson / USA / 1970 / M- / £12 £6

Unplayed copy of this indemand Xover Soul double-sider – very little-known 45

Gene Chandler / I Fooled You This Time / Such A Pretty Thing / Checker / USA / 1966 / M- / £8 £4

Two great Windy City sides – in correct custom sleeve – tiny drill-hole – Windy City mayhem

Bobby Moore & The Rhythm Aces / Saerching For My Love / Hey, Mr DJ / Chess (gold) / UK / 1966 / M- / £20 £10

Beautiful item – in correct custom sleeve – hard on UK press

Augusto Martelli / Beryl’s Tune / Djamballa / Cinevox / Italy / 1971 / M-/M- / £12 £6

Unplayed copy – from the Il Dio Serpente Porno flick, pure sleaze

Zoot Sims / Recado Bossa Nova pts 1 & 2 / Colpix / Holland / 1960s / M-/M- / £25 £12

Top Bossa from Zoot – in lovely pic sleeve too – perfect copy – brilliant Jazz

Bernard “Pretty” Purdie / Fickle Finger Of Fate / Genuine John / Columbia / USA / 1972 / M- / £10 £5

Top copy – in correct custom sleeve – ace Northern – Richard Rome prod – never easy to find

Latin Combo / Agua De Beber + 3 / Columbia EP / Spain / 1967 / M-/VG+ / £30 £15

Tiny sleeve wear – great EP – title track is especially cool…extremely rare

Major Lance / Rhythm / Please Don’t Say No More Columbia / UK / 1964 / M- / £25 £12

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – what an artist!

Major Lance / The Matador / Gonna Get Married / Columbia / UK / 1964 / M- / £30 £15

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – two of his best

Major Lance / Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / Columbia / UK / 1963 / M- / £12 £6

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – CurtisMayfield magic

Hortense Ellis / I’m Still In Love With You Boy / Still In Love Dub / Conflict / UK / 1977 / VG+ / £20 £10

Rare UK press of this exquisite version – few scuffs / minimal – ever-loved

Lady Margo / Simply Got To Make It / Stop By / Cynthia / USA / 1972 / VG / £20 £10

Rare 70s Northern – looks rough / crackles slightly / some WOL – nothing too bad – hard to find – massive oldie

The Baron / Music For Hand-Jiving / Decca EP / UK / 1950s / Ex+/Ex+ / £8 £4

Great little EP with a cool ‘period’ pic sleeve – designed to work with the many hand-jivers that came with the Rock & Roll boom of the mid-195os – cool item – in nice shape – new one on me

Gimmicks / Tristeza / Discophon / Sweden / 1969 / M-/Ex+ / £25 £12

Rare, Swedish-only version – top Bossa…great condish – great group…

Marvelle & The Blue Mats / The Dance Called The Motion / Mellow Man / Dynamic Sounds / USA / 1966 / M- / £125 £75

A1 copy – tiny h2o damage to labels (minimal) as all copies seem to have – outstanding Funky Soul – rare as hell…

Love Machine / Dance And Shake Your Funky Tambourine / EMI / France / 1977 / M- / £10 £5

Kooky little femme, French-only Patrick Adams / Universal Robot Band cover- version – in cool pic sleeve -great harmonies and wah-wahs…

Williams & Watson / Too Late / Two For The Price Of One / Epic / UK / 1976 / M- / £40 £20

UNPLAYED demo copy – in correct custom sleeve – HUGE Northern Soul double-sider

Funk Connection / Funky Soul In Abaco pts 1 & 2 / Funk Connection / Bahamas / 1970s / M- / £30 £15

Unplayed copy of this rare Islands Funk banger – so difficult to find…huge collecting area

Lenne & The Lee Kings / Sticks And Stones / Gazell / Sweden / 1965 / Ex+ / Ex+ / £40 £20

Tuff Garage / Fuzz 45 – much-indemand – very, very hard to find clean

Cody Michaels / 7 Days – 52 Weeks / Grapevine / UK / 1979 / M- / £20 £10

Unplayed Demo copy of this all-time classic Northern winner – in correct custom sleeve – great to have a Demo here

Soul Twins / Quick Change Artist / Grapevine / UK / 1976 / M- / £15 £8

Unplayed Demo copy

Billy Shields / I Was A Boy (When You Needed A Man) / Harbour / USA / 1969 / M- / £30 £15

Great copy of this currently indemand Xover Soul track – very, very scarce – very little known

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers / Alamode / Circus / Impulse! / Holland / 1960s / Ex+/VG+ / £15 £8

Tuff Blakey 45 – in ‘period’ pic sleeve too – two banging Jazz Dance tracks…minor (rear) sleeve wear – Blakey rules

Barrino Brothers / When Love Was A Child / I Shall Not Be Moved / Invictus / USA / 1971 / Ex+ / £15 £8

Nice 70s NS dancer – great copy – total bargain

Jobell & Orch / Never Gonna Let You Go / Jan / USA / 1976 / M- / £25 £12

UNPLAYED copy – huge Northern Soul dancer

Class Action / Weekend / Jive / UK / 1983 / M- / £10 £5

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve / tuff on 7″ – highly collectable

Marcia Aitken / Still In Love With You Boy / Joe Gibbs / Jamaica / 1976 / VG / £12 £6

Looks rough – plays nice – some slight label rub – superb version

The C.O.D’s / Michael / Cry No More / Kellmac / USA / 1965 / M- / £4 £2

Unplayed copy – clean labels – ace Northern

Beau Dollar / (I Wanna Go) Where The Soul Trees Go / King / USA / 1970 / M- / £25 £12

Unplayed Promo copy in correct custom sleeve of this rare James Brown funky double-sider – very tough to find

Homer Banks / A Lot Of Love / Fighting To Win / Liberty / UK / 1966 / Ex+ / £30 £15

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – 2 great sides

Jack Eubanks Orchestra / What’d I Say / London / UK / 1960 / Ex / £15 £8

Rarely seen Popcorn inst version to the Daddy Ray classic – in correct custom sleeve – few slight scuffs – superb

Net Wt. 14 Karat Black / Ain’t Nothin But A Habit / Stop Listenin / Luna / USA / M- / £30 £15

Unplayed copy – superb Deep Funk double-sider – massive tune – hugely indemand

Flash Domincil & Nigerian Union Rhythm Group / Unity / Melodisc / UK / 1966 / M- / £50 £25

Killer Afro-Beat / Funk / Jazz 45 – unplayed copy here…very, very rare

Connie Francis / It’s Gonna Take Me Some Time / MGM / UK / 1962 / VG+ / £5 £2

Killer early Soul / Popcorn – nice copy here – few scuffs – so popular on so many scenes

The Mighty Makers / United We Stand / Mighty Makers / Bahamas / 1970s / M- / £15 £8

Another indemand Islands Funker here – unplayed copy – top grooves

Kool & The Gang / Kool & The Gang / Funky Man + 1 / Mojo EP / UK / 1971 / Ex+ / £8 £4

Top double-sider – in correct custom sleeve – dinked middle – 3 of their best early cuts

Silk / Falling In Love Isn’t Easy / Come Over Here / Nation / USA / 1971 / M- / £45 £25

Unplayed copy – always indemand

Eric Williams / Goodbye My Love / I’ll Give My Love To You / Money / USA / 1960s / M- / £15 £8

2 great Soul sides – immaculate copy – on the rise

Rita Reys Meets Oliver Nelson / Wives & Lovers / Nederlandse / Holland / 1960s / M-/VG+ / £25 £12

Stunning Bossa from two absolute Giants of Jazz – rare, Dutch-only release – minor sleeve wear – what a combo…!

James Brown / Out Of Sight / Philips / UK / 1966 / M- / £10 £5

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – hard to find on UK

Serge Gainsbourg / Vidocq EP / France / 1967 / M-/M- / £30 £15

Rare Serge TV OST – imaculate shape – my first-ever copy – total SG genius

France Gall / Le Coeur Qui Jazz / Philips / UK / 1965 / Ex+ / £12 £6

Huge tune – in correct custom sleeve – TV advertisers fave, evermore

Oscar Brown Jr / Work Song EP / France / 1964 / M-/Ex / £90 £45

Rare EP – superb condish – also with: Watermelon Man / Brown Baby / Humdrum Blues – outstanding – killer EP – massive

Al Sharp / Funky Lover / Midnight Mover / Polydor / Sweden / 1969 / M-/VG / £50 £25

Minor sleeve wear / minimal – HUGE indemander – incredible Soul / Funk double-sider

Charlie Earland / Sing A Simple Song / Prestige (blue) / USA / 1970 / M- / £4 £2

Unplayed copy – killer Jazzy version  to Sly Stone – nice on 45

Charles Earland / Westbound #9 pts 1 & 2 / Prestige (blue) / USA / 1971 / M- / £4 £2

Top Soul Jazz grinder – DJ copy – 2 great sides

Gene Ammons / The Jungle Boss pts 1 & 2 / Prestige (blue) / USA / 1970 / VG / £4 £2

Few scuffs / minor crackle / slight label rub – grinder par-excellence

Tommy Tucker / Hi-Heel Sneakers / Pye International / UK / 1964 / VG+ / £15 £8

Few scuffs – minimal – in correct custom sleeve – non-dinked / clean labels – hugely popular

David Cassidy / Get It Up For Love / RCA / UK / 1975 / M- / £4 £2

Top version of the Ned Doheny Balearic cut – in correct custom sleeve – such a great version

Eliana Pittman / Mistura De Carimbo + 3 / RCA EP / Brazil / 1975 / M-/Ex+ / £20 £10

Immaculate copy – 4 strong tracks…rare EP, Brazilian-only – stunning talent

Instant Funk / Got My Mind Made Up / Salsoul / USA / 1978 / M- / £12 £6

Nice WDJ copy – rare on 7″ – Disco classic…

C.C Neal / All I Want From You Is Your Love / Soul Craft / USA / 1970s / M- / £25 £12

Very fair price for this (rare) Modern Soul dancer  – great shape – top NS action

Mystic Moods / Honey Trippin / Midnight Snack / Soundbird / USA / 1975 / M- / £5 £2

Killer Moog Funk / unplayed copy – widely-sampled, and, rightly so…

Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells / What’s The Matter With You Baby / Stateside / UK / 1964 / Ex+ / £20 £10

Nice copy – in correct custom sleeve – tiny label rub to flip – tuff Statseide release

Milan Pilar / Munich Disco / Supertone / Germany / 1979 / M- / £40 £20

R–A-R-E Cosmic Euro-Disco – in correct custom sleeve – mentalism…soooo hard to find

Smiling Hard / Fire To The Galleon / Survival / UK / 1976 / M- / £25 £12

Killer UK-only Funk – much-loved

Stevie Wonder / Kiss Me Baby / Tears In Vain / Tamla Motown TMG 505 / UK / 1965 / Ex+ / £25 £12

Tough UK TMG number – two of Stevie’s best

Brenda Holloway / Every Little Bit Hurts / Land Of A Thousand Boys / Tamla (globes) / USA / 1964 / M- / £8 £4

A1 copy – in correct custom sleeve – 2 great sides

The Marvelettes / That’s How Heartaches Are Made / Tamla / USA / 1969 /M- / £8 £4

Top version – in correct custom sleeve – small drill-hole – one of their best…

The Miracles / I’m The One You Need / Tamla Motown TMG 584 / UK / 1966 / Ex+ / £12 £6

Nice copy – dinked middle – in correct custom sleeve – scarce TMG number – such a great dancer

Willie Hutch / Get Ready For The Get Down / Tamla Motown / UK / 1974 / M- / £5 £2

Immaculate Demo copy in correct custom sleeve – love this guy’s work

Les Foster / Run Like A Thief / Nobody’s Fool / Torpedo / UK / 1970 / £90 £75

One of THE toughest UK Skinhead / Rocksteady releases ever – unplayed copy – clean labels / non-dinked middle – incredibly difficult to find

Love Unlimited / High Steppin, Hip Dressin Fella / Inst Unlimited Gold / USA / 1979 / M- / £12 £6

Tough on 7″ – tiny storage warp – dnap – Barry White RIP

The Dukays / I Feel Good All Over / I Never Knew / Vee Jay / USA / 1960s / Ex+ / £12 £6

Killer Popcorn – Demo copy – slight WOL to flip – minimal – definitely a tough one

Billy Strange / The James Bond Theme / 007 Theme / Vocalion / UK / 1964 / VG+ / £8 £4

New one on me? Great ‘Spy Spoof’ stuff – few scuffs – very rarely pops up

Frankie Paul / Worries In The Dance / Version / Volcano / Jamaica / 1980s / M- / £8 £4

Killer dancehall cut – much-loved / unplayed copy – big personal fave

The Dynamics / Gimme Music / Barbados / WIRL / 1970s / M- /£15 £8

Unplayed copy – extremly decent Funky Calypso – a huge collecting area nowadays

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