Northern Soul Top 500, Compiled By Kev Roberts

1. Wilson, Frank – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Soul) (£15,000)
2. Gray, Dobie – Out on the Floor (Charger)
3. Baker, Yvonne – You Didn’t Say a Word (Parkway) (£300 – official issue)
4. Wilson, Al – The Snake (Soul City)
5. Radcliffe, Jimmy – Long After Tonight is Over (Musicor)
6. Fountain, James – Seven Day Lover (Peachtree)
7. Epitome of Sound – You Don’t Love Me (Sandbag)
8. Mimms, Garnet – Looking for You (United Artists)
9. Beverly, Frankie & the Butlers – If That’s What You Wanted (Sassy/Gamble)
10. Wood, Chuck – Seven Days Too Long (Roulette)
11. Butler, Billy – The Right Track (Okeh)
12. Salvadors – Stick by Me Baby (Wise World)
13. Tomangoes – I Really Love You (Washpan)
14. Legend, Tobi – Time Will Pass You By (Amy) (£300 – official issue)
15. Clarke, Tony – Landslide (Chess)
16. Williams, Larry & Johnny Watson – Too Late (Okeh)
17. Valery, Dana – You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies (Columbia)
18. Tee, Willie – Walking Up a One Way Street (Nola)
19. Barnes, Dena – If You Ever Walk Out of My Life (Inferno)
20. Taylor, R. Dean – There’s a Ghost in My House (V.I.P.)
21. Bell, Archie & the Drells – Here I Go Again (Atlantic)
22. Batiste, Rose – Hit & Run (Revilot)
23. Street, Judy – What (Strider)
24. Jones, Gloria – Tainted Love (Champion)
25. Smith, Moses – Girl Across the Street (Dionn)
26. McNair, Barbara – You’re Gonna Love My Baby (Motown)
27. Rubin – You’ve Been Away (Kapp)
28. Britt, Mel – She’ll Come Running Back (FIP) (£600 – official issue/£800 – demo)
29. Checkerboard Squares – Double Cookin’ (Villa) (£300)
30. Carstairs – It Really Hurts Me Girl (Red Coach)
31. Williams, Jerry – If You Ask Me (Calla)
32. Johnson, Lou – Unsatisfied (Big Top)
33. Barnes, JJ – Our Love is in the Pocket (Revilot)
34. Thomas, Don – Come on Train (NUVJ)
35. MVPs – Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up (Buddah)
36. Sheldon, Sandi – You’re Gonna Make Me Love You (Okeh)
37. Vel-vets – I Got to Find Me Somebody (20th Century)
38. Patti & the Emblems – I’m Gonna Love You a Long, Long Time (Kapp)
39. Little Anthony & the Imperials – Better Use Your Head (Veep)
40. Casualeers – Dance, Dance, Dance (Roulette)
41. Montgomery, Jack – Dearly Beloved (Scepter)
42. Hamilton, Roy – Crackin’ Up Over You (RCA Victor)
43. Clark, Connie – My Sugar Baby (Joker)
44. Voices of East Harlem – Cashing In (Just Sunshine)
45. Clark, Dee – That’s My Girl (Constellation)
46. Hutton, Bobby – Lend a Hand (ABC)
47. Andrews, Ruby – Just Loving You (Zodiac)
48. Vibrations – Cause You’re Mine (Okeh)
49. Covey, Julian – A Little Bit Hurt (Island)
50. Sharp, Dee Dee – What Kind of Lady (Gamble)
51. Patten, Alexander – A Lil’ Lovin’ Sometimes (Capitol)
52. Checker, Chubby – You Just Don’t Know (What You Do to Me) (Parkway) (£350)
53. Chance, Nolan – Just Like the Weather (Constellation)
54. Paris, Bobby – Night Owl (Cameo)
55. Burdick, Doni – Bari Track (Sound Impression)
56. Courtney, Dean – I’ll Always Need You (RCA Victor)
57. Clinton, Larry – She’s Wanted (Dynamo) (£1,500 – official issue/£1,000 – demo)
58. Ragland, Lou – I Travel Alone (Amy) (£300)
59. Chavez, Freddie – They’ll Never Know Why (Look) (£400 – official issue)
60. Seven Souls – I Still Love You (Okeh) (£300 – official issue)
61. Parrish, Dean – I’m On My Way (Laurie)
62. Contours – Baby Hit & Run (Tamla Motown)
63. Banks, Darrell – Open the Door to Your Heart (Revilot)
64. Spinners (Detroit) – I’ll Always Love You (Motown)
65. Lynn, Tami – I’m Gonna Run Away from You (Atco)
66. Lance, Major – You Don’t Want Me No More (Okeh)
67. Hebb, Bobby – Love, Love, Love (Philips)
68. Relf, Bob – Blowing My Mind to Pieces (Trans-American)
69. Drifters – You Got to Pay Your Dues (Atlantic)
70. Invitations – Skiing in the Snow (Dynovoice)
71. Poets – She Blew a Good Thing (Symbol)
72. Lovejoy, Joy – In Orbit (Chess)
73. Randell, Lynne – Stranger in My Arms (Epic)
74. Velvet Satins – Nothing Can Compare to You (General American)
75. Martin, Shane – I Need You (Epic)
76. Tams – Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me (ABC Paramount)
77. Pride, Lou – I’m Comun’ Home in the Mountain (Suemi) (£1,000)
78. Anka, Paul – I Can’t Help Lovin’ You (RCA Victor)
79. Four Perfections – I’m Not Strong Enough (Party Time)
80. Prophets/The Creation – I Got the Fever (Smash/Eric)
81. Coasters – Crazy Baby (Atco)
82. Cooper, Christine – Heartaches Away My Boy (Parkway)
83. Impressions – You’ve Been Cheatin’ (ABC Paramount)
84. Melvin, Harold & the Blue Notes – Get Out (Landa)
85. Dells – Run for Cover (Chess)
86. Fascinations – Girls are Out to Get You (Mayfield)
87. Foster, Eddie – I Never Knew (In)
88. Van Dykes – Save My Love for a Rainy Day (Mala)
89. Pointer Sisters – Send Him Back (Atlantic)
90. Yum Yums – Gonna Be a Big Thing (ABC Paramount) (£500)
91. Porter, Nolan – If I Could Only Be Sure (ABC)
92. Lands, Hoagy – Next Line (Laurie)
93. Hill, Lainie – Time Marches On (New Voice) (£300)
94. Paris, Bobby – I Walked Away (Capitol)
95. Turner, Spyder – I Can’t Make It Anymore (MGM)
96. Valli, Frankie – You’re Ready Now (Smash)
97. Wright, Earl – Thumb a Ride (Capitol)
98. Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love (ABC Paramount)
99. Michael & Raymond – Man Without a Woman (RCA Victor) (£300 – demo)
100. Jackson, Millie – My Man is a Sweet Man (Spring)
101. Freeman, Bobby – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Autumn)
102. Poppies – There’s a Pain in My Heart (Epic)
103. Edwards, Jackie – I Feel So Bad (Island)
104. San Remo Golden Strings – Festival Time (Ric-Tic/Gordy)
105. Spellbinders – Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again) (Columbia)
106. Jones, Gloria – Come Go With Me (Uptown)
107. 7th Avenue Aviators/Frankie Karl & the Chevrons – You Should O’ Held On (Congress/Philtown) (£400 – Philtown)
108. Knight, Marie – That’s No Way to Treat a Girl (Musicor)
109. Starr, Edwin – Agent Double O Soul (Ric-Tic)
110. Valentinos – Sweeter Than the Day Before (Chess)
111. Turner, Ike & Tina – Dust My Broom (Tangerine)
112. Barnes, JJ – Real Humdinger (Ric-Tic)
113. Ann, Beverly – You’ve Got Your Mind On Other Things (RCA Victor)
114. Charades – Key to My Happiness (MGM)
115. Woods, Billy – Let Me Make You Happy (Sussex) (£2,000)
116. Temple, Richard – That Beatin’ Rhythm (Mirwood)
117. Smith, Otis – Let Her Go (Perception)
118. Jon & the Wierdest – Can’t Get Over These Memories (Tie) (£1,000)
119. Mitchell, Willie – The Champion EP (Hi)
120. Superlatives – I Still Love You (Uptite)
121. Exciters – Reaching for the Best (20th Century)
122. Father’s Angels – Bok to Bach (MGM – UK)
123. Champion, Mickie – What Good Am I? (Musette)
124. Mills, Barbara – Queen of Fools (Hickory)
125. Love, Mary – You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet (Modern)
126. Professionals – That’s Why I Love You (Groove City) (£1,000)
127. Majestics – I Love Her So Much (It Hurts Me) (Linda)
128. Mitchell, Stanley – Get It Baby (Dynamo) (£400 – official issue/£300 – demo)
129. Chestnut, Morris – Too Darn Soulful (Amy) (£300 – official issue)
130. Foxx, Inez & Charlie – Tightrope (Dynamo)
131. Bragg, Johnny – They’re Talking About Me (Elbejay)
132. Frankie & the Classicals – What Shall I Do? (Calla)
133. King, Solomon/Levi Jackson – This Beautiful Day (Columbia)
134. Mistura, featuring Lloyd Michels – The Flasher (Fusion)
135. Reflections – Like Adam & Eve (Paramount)
136. Banks, Darrell – Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You (Revilot)
137. Laws, Eloise – Love Factory (Music Merchant)
138. Shakers – One Wonderful Moment (ABC)
139. Beavers, Jackie – I Need My Baby (Revilot) (£600)
140. Williams, Bernie – Ever Again (Bell) (£1,500)
141. De-Lites – Lover (Cuppy) (£700)
142. Apollas – Mr Creator (Warner Brothers)
143. Incredibles – There is Nothing Else to Say (Audio Arts)
144. Curtis, Lenny – Nothing Can Help You Now (End) (£450)
145. Chandler, Gene – There Was a Time (Brunswick)
146. Detroit Executives – Cool Off (Pameline)
147. James, Jimmy – A Man Like Me (Stateside)
148. Parrish, Dean – Determination (Boom)
149. Wilson, Al – Help Me (Wand)
150. Black’s Combo, Bill – Little Queenie (Hi)
151. David & the Giants – Superlove (Crazy Horse)
152. Caswell, Johnny – You Don’t Love Me Anymore (Decca)
153. St James, Holly – That’s Not Love (ABC Paramount) (£300)
154. Tempos – Countdown (Here I Come) (Canterbury)
155. Lewis, Ramsey – Wade in the Water (Chess)
156. Adam’s Apples – Don’t Take It Out on This World (Brunswick)
157. Purify, James & Bobby – Shake a Tail Feather (Bell)
158. Carlton, Little Carl – Competition Ain’t Nothin’ (Back Beat)
159. Dynamics – Yes I Love You Baby (Top Ten)
160. Hamilton, Edward & the Arabians – Baby Don’t You Weep (Mary Jane)
161. Harris, Major – Call Me Tomorrow (Okeh)
162. Browner, Duke – Crying Over You (Impact)
163. Fuller Brothers – Time’s a Wasting (Soul Clock)
164. Williams, Mel – Can It Be Me (Modern)
165. Stevens, April – Wanting You (MGM)
166. Mathis, Jodi – Don’t You Care Any More [sic] (Capitol)
167. Exciters – Blowing Up My Mind (RCA Victor)
168. Troy, Doris – I’ll Do Anything (Calla Issue)
169. Ingram, Luther – Exus Trek/If It’s All the Same to You (HIB)
170. Invitations – What’s Wrong with Me Baby (Dynovoice)
171. Wilson, Nancy – End of Our Love (Capitol)
172. Barnes, JJ – Please Let Me In (Ric-Tic)
173. Kendrick, Willie – Change Your Ways (RCA Victor) (£300 – official issue)
174. Austin, Patti – Take Away the Pain Stain (Coral)
175. Heywood, Leon – Baby Reconsider (Fat Fish)
176. Soul Twins – Quick Change Artist (Karen)
177. Porter, NF – Keep On Keeping On (Lizard)
178. David, Lee – Temptation is Calling My Name (Columbia)
179. Volcanos – (It’s Against) The Laws of Love (Arctic)
180. Mayfield, Curtis – Move On Up (Curtom)
181. Valli, Frankie & the Four Seasons – The Night (Mowest – UK)
182. Mahoney, Skip – Janice (Don’t Be So Blind to Love) (Salsoul)
183. Ward, Sam – Sister Lee (Groove City) (£350)
184. Freeman, Art – Slippin’ Around with You (Fame)
185. McNeir, Ronnie – Sitting in My Class/Isn’t She a Pretty Girl (Deto)
186. Tony & Tyrone – Please Operator (Atlantic)
187. Dacosta, Rita – Don’t Bring Me Down (Pandora/Mohawk) (£400 – Pandora)
188. Vibrating Vibrations – Surprise Party for Baby (Neptune)
189. Burns, Jimmy – I Really Love You (Erica) (£1,000)
190. Lee, Laura – To Win Your Heart (Ric-Tic)
191. Elbert, Donnie – A Little Piece of Leather (Gateway)
192. Van Dyke, Earl & the Motown Brass – Six by Six (Soul)
193. Russell, Saxie – Psychedelic Soul (Thomas)
194. Bernard, Kenny – What Love Brings (Pye)
195. Holloway, Brenda – Reconsider (Motown – White Label)
196. Thomas, Jimmy – The Beautiful Night (Parlophone) (£400 – official issue)
197. Gibson, Wayne – Under My Thumb (Columbia)
198. Anderson Brothers – I Can See Him Loving You (GSF)
199. Barnes, Towanda – You Don’t Mean It (A&M)
200. Cambridge, Dottie – Cry Your Eyes Out (MGM)
201. Manifesto – A Case of Tyme (Legend)
202. Carrow, George – Angel Baby (Don’t You Ever Leave Me) (Columbia)
203. Frankie & Johnny – I’ll Hold You (Decca)
204. Robinson, Shawn – My Dear Heart (Minit)
205. Dramatics – Inky Dinky Wang Dang Do (Wingate)
206. Clark, Alice – You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) (Warner Brothers)
207. Clark, Johnny ‘Soul’ – (Come On & Be My) Sweet Darlin’ (Soul Hawk)
208. Paul, John E – I Wanna Know (Decca)
209. Scott-Heron, Gil – The Bottle (Strata East)
210. Cooper, Eula – Let Our Love Grow Higher (Super Sound)
211. Contours – Just a Little Misunderstanding (Gordy)
212. Derek & Ray – Interplay (RCA Victor)
213. Demain, Arin – Silent Treatment (Blue Star) (£700)
214. Flamingos – Boogaloo Party (Philips)
215. Fletcher, Sam – I’d Think It Over (Tollie)
216. Shaw, Marlena – Let’s Wade in the Water (Chess)
217. Guess, Lenis – Just Ask Me (SPQR/LeGrand)
218. Roye, Lee – Tears (Nothing But Tears) (Decca)
219. Moore, Melba – Magic Touch (Kent Anniversary Special)
220. Little Richie – Just Another Heartache (Sound Stage 7) (£300)
221. Lumley, Rufus – I’m Standing (Holton)
222. Magnetics – Lady in Green (Bonnie) (£1,500)
223. Cashmeres – Show Stopper (Hem) (£1,000)
224. Milestones (Mylestones) – The Joker (Andre)
225. Mitchell, Prince Phillip – I’m So Happy (Atlantic)
226. Middleton, Tony – Paris Blues (Amy)
227. Mosley, Ernest – Stubborn Heart (La-Cindy) (£500 – official issue/£1,500 – demo)
228. Mr Flood’s Party – Compared to What (GM)
229. Mr Soul/Al Scott – What Happened to Yesterday? (Genuine) (£1,500)
230. Hesitations – I’m Not Built That Way (Kapp)
231. Prophet, Billy – What Can I Do? (Sue)
232. Roman, Little Joe – When You’re Lonesome (Come On Home) (Tuff) (£400)
233. Bounty, James – Prove Yourself a Lady (Compass)
234. Sayles, Johnny – I Can’t Get Enough (St Lawrence)
235. Sam & Kitty – I’ve Got Something Good (Four Brothers)
236. Sheen, Bobby – Something New to Do (Warner Brothers)
237. Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday (Columbia)
238. Soul Brothers Six – I’ll Be Loving You (Atlantic)
239. Originals – Suspicion/Baby Have Mercy on Me (Motown – acetate) (£1,000)
240. Fantastic Johnny C – Don’t Depend on Me (Phil-LA-of-Soul)
241. Flirtations – Stronger Than Her Love (Festival)
242. Natural Four – I Thought You Were Mine (ABC)
243. Fi-Dels – Try a Little Harder (Keymen)
244. Tex, Joe – Under Your Powerful Love (Dial)
245. Skullsnaps – I’m Your Pimp (GSF)
246. Vann, Ila – Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine (Roulette)
247. Douglas, Carl – Serving a Sentence of Life (United Artists)
248. Ward, Herb – Honest to Goodness (RCA)
249. Wyatt, Johnny – This Thing Called Love (Bronco)
250. Banks, Doug – I Just Kept on Dancing (Argo)
251. Sapphires – Slow Fizz (ABC)
252. Callier, Terry – Look at Me Now (Cadet)
253. Harper, Jeanette – Put Me in Your Pocket (20th Century)
254. Knight, Jason – Our Love is Getting Stronger (Pye)
255. Hestor, Tony – Down in the Dumps (Goldmine)
256. Davison, Alfie – Love is a Serious Business (Mercury)
257. Williams, Jeanette – All of a Sudden (Back Beat)
258. Armstead, Jo – I Feel an Urge Coming On (Giant)
259. Courcy, JoAnn – I Got the Power (Twirl) (£500)
260. Eddie & Ernie – I Can’t Do It (I Just Can’t Leave You) (Eastern)
261. Betty Boo – Say It Isn’t So (Grapevine)
262. Shelton, Roscoe – Running for My Life (Sound Stage 7)
263. Williams, Maurice – Being Without You (Deesu)
264. Wiggins, Spencer – Let’s Talk It Over (Soul Series)
265. Nomads – Somethin’s Bad (Mo-Groov) (£800)
266. Terrible Tom – We Were Made for Each Other (Maverick)
267. Carr, James – That’s What I Want to Know (Goldwax)
268. Garrett, Kelly – Love’s the Only Answer (Smash)
269. Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore at Me (Revilot)
270. Staton, Candi – Now You’ve Got the Upper Hand (Unity) (£350)
271. Edmund Jr, Lada – The Larue (Decca)
272. Lawson, Robbie – Burning Sensation (Kyser) (£1,000)
273. Collins & Collins – Top of the Stars (A&M)
274. Reparta & the Delrons – Panic (Mala)
275. Troy, Benny – I Wanna Give You Tomorrow (De-Lite)
276. Houston, Thelma – Baby Mine (Capitol)
277. Ryder, Mitch & the Detroit Wheels – Breakout (New Voice)
278. Shirelles – Last Minute Miracle (Scepter)
279. Porgy & the Monarchs – My Heart Cries for You (Musicor)
280. Daybreak – I Need Love (PAP)
281. Parker, Eddie – Love You Baby (Ashford)
282. Righteous Brothers Band – Rat Race (Verve)
283. Butlers with Frankie Beverly – Because of My Heart (Rouser) (£5,000)
284. Johnson, Herb & the Impacts – I’m So Glad (Toxsan) (£300)
285. Lee, Jackie – Darkest Days (ABC)
286. Shapiro, Helen – Stop & You’ll Always Be There (Columbia)
287. Shalimars – Stop & Take a Look at Yourself (Verve)
288. Lewis Miss LL, Louise– Oo Wee I’ll Let It Be You Babe (Skyway)
289. Younghearts – A Little Togetherness (Canterbury)
290. Karmen, Steve Band featuring Jimmy Radcliffe – Breakaway (United Artists)
291. Chandlers – Your Love Makes Me Lonely (Col-Soul) (£300)
292. Lollipops – Loving Good Feeling (Impact)
293. Lyndell, Linda – Bring Your Love Back To Me (Volt)
294. United Four – She’s Putting You On (Harthon)
295. Smith, Bobbie – Walk On Into My Heart (American Arts)
296. Bob & Earl Band – My Little Girl (instrumental) (Jay Boy)
297. August & Deneen – We Go Together (ABC)
298. Aiken, Ben – Satisfied (Loma)
299. Allen, Larry/L – Can’t We Talk It Over (Green Dolphin) (£300 – as Larry)
300. Montclairs – Hung Up On Your Love (Paula)
301. Traynor, Jay – Up & Over (ABC) (£300 – official issue)
302. Little Ann – What Should I Do (Kent)
303. Andrews, Lee & the Hearts – I’ve Had It (Crimson)
304. Jay & the Techniques – Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (Smash)
305. Lewis, Tamala – You Won’t Say Nothing (Marton) (£1,000)
306. Day, Muriel – Nine Times Out of Ten (Page One)
307. Adventurers – Easy Baby (Compass)
308. Gems – I’ll Be There (Riverside)
309. Heatherton, Joey – When You Called Me Baby (Decca)
310. Grant, Earl – Hide Nor Hair (Decca)
311. Kent, Al – You Got to Pay the Price (Ric-Tic)
312. Bishop, Eddie – Call Me (Paramount)
313. Jones, Johnny & the King Casuals – Purple Haze (Brunswick)
314. World Column – So Is the Sun (Tower)
315. Bryant, Lillie – Meet Me Halfway (Tay-Ster) (£500)
316. Servicemen – Need a Helping Hand (Wind-Hit) (£1,000)
317. Embers – Watch Out Girl (MGM)
318. Courtney, Dean – Love, You Just Can’t Walk Away (MGM)
319. Cooperettes – Shing a Ling (Brunswick)
320. Chandler, Gene – I Can Take Care of Myself (Constellation)
321. Hughes, Fred – Baby Boy (Brunswick)
322. Malibus – Gee Baby (I Love You) (Sure-Shot)
323. Jades – I’m Where It’s At (Nite Life) (£300)
324. Inspirations – No One Else Can Take Your Place (Breakthrough) (£4,000)
325. Ward, Clare – Right Direction (Verve)
326. Chapter Five – You Can’t Mean It (CBS)
327. Jones, E Rodney – R & B Time (Part 1) (Tuff/Karisma)
328. Moore, Johnny – Walk Like a Man (Date)
329. Sweet Things – I’m In a World of Trouble (Date)
330. Henry, Andrea – I Need You Like a Baby (MGM)
331. Artistics – I’m Gonna Miss You (Brunswick)
332. Ivorys – Please Stay (Despenza/Wand) (£600 – Wand)
333. Chaumonts – I Need Your Love (Caravelle)
334. Little Anthony & the Imperials – Gonna Fix You Good (Veep)
335. Ad-Libs – Nothing Worse Than Being Alone (Share)
336. Nero, Frances – Keep on Loving Me (Soul)
337. Del-Larks – Job Opening (Queen City) (£1,000 – official issue/£2,000 – demo)
338. Cook, Jerry – I Hurt On the Other Side (Capitol)
339. Jackson, Chuck – These Chains of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) (Wand)
340. Varner, Don – Tear Stained Face (Quinvy) (£700)
341. Valentines – Breakaway (Sound Stage 7)
342. Uggams, Leslie – Love is a Good Foundation (Sonday)
343. Triumphs – Walkin’ the Duck (Verve)
344. Kirby, George – What Can I Do (Cadet)
345. Flame N King & the Bold Ones – Ho Happy Day (NYCS)
346. Navarro, Tommy – I Cried My Life Away (Dejac)
347. Kelly, Paul – Chills & Fever (Lloyd)
348. Jones, Tamiko – I’m Spellbound (Golden World) (£400 – official issue)
349. Laskey, Emanuel – I’m a Peace Loving Man (Thelma)
350. Lewis, Barbara – I Remember the Feeling (Atlantic)
351. Jackson, Marke (Chris) – I’ll Never Forget You (Jamie)
352. Perry, Ann – That’s the Way He Is (Theoda)
353. Platters – Washed Ashore (On a Lonely Island in the Sea) (Musicor)
354. Instrumental (Ronnie & Robyn) – Sidra’s Theme (Sidra)
355. Newbeats – Run Baby Run (Hickory)
356. Smith, Kenny – Lord, What’s Happening to Your People (Goldspot/GAR)
357. Sons of Moses – Soul Symphony (Soft/Coral)
358. Little Hank – Mister Bang Bang Man (Sound Stage 7)
359. Youth Opportunity Programme/Jimmy Fraser – Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstones (Columbia) (£300 – Y.O.P/£300 – Jimmy Fraser: official issue)
360. Chandler, Gene & Barbara Acklin – From the Teacher to the Preacher (Brunswick)
361. Triumphs – I’m Coming to Your Rescue (Okeh)
362. Wagner, Danny & the Kindred Soul – I Lost a True Love (Imperial)
363. Collins, Will & Will Power – Is There Anything I Can Do? (Bareback)
364. Perry, Greg – It Takes Heart (Alfa)
365. Paris, Bobby – Per-son-ally (Tetragamatton)
366. Smith, Youngblood – You Can Split (Verve)
367. Raye, Jimmy – Philly Dog Around the World (KKC) (£300)
368. Pollard, Ray – The Drifter (United Artists)
369. Mitchell, Willie – That Driving Beat (Hi)
370. Colt, James – Black Power (Phoof)
371. Furys – I’m Satisfied with You (Keymen)
372. Garner, Reggie – Hot Line (Capitol)
373. Mitchell, Jock – Not a Chance in a Million (Impact)
374. Guyton, Howard – I Watched You Slowly Slip Away (Verve)
375. Jackson, Millie – A House for Sale (Spring – UK)
376. Total Eclipses – 6 O’Clock (from LP) (Imperial)
377. Holman, Eddie – Where I’m Not Wanted/Hurt (Goldmine)
378. Lee, Jackie – Do the Temptation Walk (Mirwood)
379. Lewis, Pat – No One to Love (Solid Hit) (£800)
380. Everett, Betty – Getting Mighty Crowded (Vee Jay)
381. Wynns, Sandy – A Touch of Venus (Champion/Doc)
382. Showmen – Our Love Will Grow (Swan)
383. High Keys – Living a Lie (Verve)
384. Velvet Hammer – Happy (Soozi)
385. David & the Giants – Ten Miles High (Crazy Horse)
386. Banks, Homer – Hooked by Love (Minit)
387. Hicks, Joe – Don’t It Make You Feel Funky (AGC)
388. Mamie Galore – It Ain’t Necessary (St Lawrence)
389. Walker, Junior & the All Stars – Tune Up (Soul)
390. Wynder K Frog – Green Door (Island)
391. Hatcher, Roger – Sweetest Girl in the World (Excello)
392. Chandler, Lorraine – I Can’t Change (RCA Victor)
393. Masqueraders – Do You Love Me Baby? (Wand)
394. Charmaines – Eternally (Date)
395. Baines, Vickie – Country Girl (Parkway) (£400 – official issue)
396. Goldsboro, Bobby – Too Many People (United Artists – UK)
397. Edwards, Lou – Talkin’ ‘Bout Poor Folks (Thinking ‘Bout My Folks) (Columbia)
398. O’Jays – I Dig Your Act (Bell)
399. Empires – You’re On Top Girl (Candi) (£1,200)
400. McDaniels, Gene – Walk With a Winner (Liberty)
401. People’s Choice – Savin’ My Lovin’ for You (Palmer) (£300)
402. Anthony, Sheila – Livin’ in Love (Buttercup)
403. Lane, Mickey Lee – Hey Sah-Lo-Ney (Swan)
404. Knight, Gladys & the Pips – Just Walk in My Shoes (Soul)
405. Thomas, Carla – I’ll Never Stop Loving You (Kent – UK)
406. Starr, Edwin – I Have Faith in You (Ric-Tic)
407. Baker, Butch – The Fat Man/Bat Man at the Go-Go (St Lawrence)
408. Hudson, Pookie – This Gets to Me (Jamie)
409. Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band – Condition Red (Jubilee)
410. Brown, Maxine – It’s Torture (Kent – UK)
411. Barnett, James – Keep On Talking (Fame)
412. Holiday, Jimmy & Clydie King – Ready Willing & Able (Minit)
413. Banks, Robert – A Mighty Good Way (Verve)
414. Ambers – Potion of Love (Smash)
415. Anderson, Carol – Sad Girl (Fee)
416. Mylestones – Sexy Lady (Hawk Sound)
417. Matthews, Joe – Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Kool Kat) (£350 – official/£400 – demo)
418. Toones, Gene – What More Do You Want (Simco) (£1,000 – official /£700 – demo)
419. Davis, Melvin – Find a Quiet Place (Wheel City) (£700)
420. Du-ettes – Every Beat of My Heart (Mar-V-Lus)
421. Kent, Al – Way You Been Acting Lately (Ric-Tic)
422. Imaginations – Strange Neighbourhood (Fraternity) (£400 – official issue)
423. Maestro, Johnny – I’m Stepping Out of the Picture (Scepter) (£600)
424. Nosmo King – Goodbye/The Javells – Goodbye Nothing to Say (Pye)
425. Supremes – He’s All I Got (Motown)
426. Dee, Kiki – On a Magic Carpet Ride (Fontana)
427. Jewell, Len – Bettin’ On Love (Fontana/Teri-De) (£1,000 – Teri-De)
428. Coulter, Phil – A Good Thing Going (Columbia)
429. Scott, Cindy – I Love You Baby (Veep)
430. Chandler, Gene – Mr Big Shot (Constellation)
431. Cairos – Stop Overlooking Me (Shrine) (£1,500)
432. Buster & Eddie – Can’t Be Still (Class)
433. Daye, Eddie & the Four Bars – Guess Who Loves You (Shrine) (£1,500)
434. Holloway, Patrice – Love & Desire (Capitol)
435. Curry, Clifford – I Can’t Get Hold of Myself (Elf)
436. Little Richard – I Don’t Want to Discuss It (Okeh)
437. Debonairs – Lovin’ You Takes all of My Time (Solid Hit) (£750)
438. Gaye, Marvin – Love Starved Heart (Tamla)
439. Reeves, Martha & the Vandellas – One Way Out (Gordy)
440. Coefield, Brice – Ain’t That Right (Omen)
441. Sheen, Bobby – Dr Love (Capitol)
442. Lewis, Gary & the Playboys – My Heart’s Symphony (Liberty)
443. Burning Bush – Keeps on Burning (Mercury)
444. Ascots – Another Day (Mir-A-Don)
445. Jackson, Chuck – Hand It Over (Wand)
446. Patterson, Bobby – My Baby’s Coming Back to Me (Jetstar)
447. Bits’N Pieces – Keep on Running Away (Nasco)
448. Holden, Ron – I’ll Forgive & Forget (Challenge)
449. Jones, Linda – I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) (Warner Brothers)
450. Jewels – We Got Togetherness (MGM)
451. Hutch, Willie – The Duck/Love Runs Out (Dunhill) (£300 – official issue)
452. Sexton, Ann – You’ve Been Gone Too Long (Impel/Seventy 7)
453. Weston, Kim – Helpless (Gordy)
454. Kline, Bobby – Say Something Nice to Me (MB) (£500)
455. Gardner, Don – Cheatin Kind (Sedgrick) (£3,000)
456. Collins, Roger – You Sexy Sugar Plum (Fantasy)
457. Commodores – The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Mowest)
458. Human Beinz – Nobody But Me (Capitol)
459. Mack, Jimmy – My World is on Fire (Palmer) (£500 – official issue/£400 – demo)
460. Velvelettes – These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Soul)
461. Checker, Chubby – At the Discotheque (Cameo)
462. Hampton, Johnny – Not My Girl (Dotty’s) (£800)
463. Houston, Larry – Let’s Spend Some Time Together (HFMP)
464. Isley Brothers – Tell Me It’s Just a Rumour (Tamla Motown)
465. Brown, Maxine – One in a Million (Wand)
466. Randolph, Barbara – I Got a Feeling (Soul)
467. Bell, Madelaine – Picture Me Gone (Mod)
468. Arnold, PP – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Immediate)
469. Ellis, Shirley – Soul Time (Columbia)
470. Wylie, Richard ‘Popcorn’ – Rosemary What Happened (Karen)
471. Tex, Joe – Show Me (Dial)
472. Sigler, Bunny – Let the Good Times Roll & Feel So Good (Parkway)
473. Sherrys – Put Your Loving Arms Around Me (Hot)
474. Silhouettes – Not Me Baby (Goodway) (£400)
475. Marvellettes – I’ll Keep Holding On (Tamla)
476. Williams, Al – I Am Nothing (Palmer/La Beat) (£1,200 – Palmer/£900 – La Beat: official issue/£1,500 – La Beat: demo)
477. Lindsey, Thelma – Prepared to Love You (Magic City)
478. Basil, Toni – Breakaway (A&M)
479. Starr, Edwin – My Weakness is You (Gordy)
480. Velours – I’m Gonna Change (MGM)
481. Tymes – What Would I Do? (MGM)
482. Ames, Nancy – I Don’t Want to Talk About It (Epic)
483. Merrell, Ray – Tears of Joy (Jay Boy)
484. Middleton, Tony – To the Ends of the Earth (MGM)
485. Parker, Eddie – I’m Gone (Awake) (£1,000)
486. Metros – Since I Found My Baby (RCA Victor)
487. Swann, Bettye – Make Me Yours (Money)
488. Ward, Herb – Strange Change (Argo)
489. Nabay – Believe It or Not (Impact)
490. Tymes – Here She Comes (Parkway)
491. Bland, Bobby – Shoes (Duke)
492. Tipton, Lester – This Won’t Change (La Beat) (£1,500)
493. Steinways – My Heart’s Not in It Anymore/You’ve Been Leading Me On (Oliver)
494. Blackwell, Otis – Can’t Lose My Head (Smoke) (£300)
495. Spinners (Detroit) – Sweet Thing (Motown)
496. Fuzz, the – I’m So Glad (Roulette)
497. Knight, Gladys & the Pips – Too Late for You & Me (Motown – unissued)
498. Flower Shoppe – You’ve Come Along Way Baby (Spring)
499. Olympics – Baby Do the Philly Dog (Mirwood)
500. Santos, Larry – You Got Me Where You Want Me (Evolution)

Bubbling Under

“Every Soul Boy & Girl has their favourite sounds, I’m sure that as you read the Top 500 that you were surprised not to see a record that is particularly close to your own heart, I have my own personal favourites many of which didn’t make it either, however you may well find it in this list of 100 spins that nearly made the chart…”

No prices here, as none are given in the book. Doesn’t note in the book in what has defined the order of this list, but I imagine it carries on: 501-600. But I’ve restarted the numbering, as in the book.

1. Arnell, Billy – Tough Girl (Holly)
2. Brady & the Concords – Everybody’s Going to a Love In (Chariot)
3. Gee, Marsha – Baby I Need You (Uptown)
4. Wilson, Jackie – I Get the Sweetest Feeling (Brunswick)
5. Lemons, George – Fascinating Girl (Gold Soul)
6. Ridgley, Tommy – My Love is Getting Stronger (International City)
7. Pepp, George – Feeling is Real (Coleman)
8. Jackson, Ollie – Day My Heart Stood Still (Magnum)
9. Owens, Gwen – You’re Wanted (and Needed) (Velgo)
10. Jones, Linda – My Heart Needs a Break (Loma)
11. Wilson, Bob – Suzie’s Serenade (Sound Stage 7)
12. Channel 3 – Sweetest Thing (Dakar)
13. Edwards, Dee All the Way Home (D-Town)
14. Paris – Sleepless Nights (Doc)
15. Four Larks – Groovin’ at the Go-Go (Tower)
16. Coleman, Donna – Your Love’s So Strong (Avin)
17. Parker, Elbie – Please Keep Away from Me (Veep)
18. Sommers, Joanie – Don’t Pity Me (WB)
19. Spellman, Benny – Fortune Teller (Minit)
20. Ellusions – You Didn’t Have to Leave (Lamon)
21. Barnes, JJ – Sweet Sherry (Volt)
22. Flannagan, Steve – I’ve Arrived (Era)
23. Johnson, Marv – I Miss You Baby (Gordy)
24. Leach, John – Put That Woman Down (Lawn)
25. Monday, Danny – Baby Without You (Modern)
26. Holmes, Marvin – You Better Keep Her (Brown Door)
27. Ruffin, Jimmy – He Who Picks a Rose (Motown – acetate)
28. Brooks Brothers – Looking for a Woman (Tay)
29. Chandler, Lorraine – I Can’t Hold On (RCA)
30. Trammps – Hold Back the Night (Buddah)
31. Fiestas – Think Smart (Old Town)
32. Walker, Junior & the All Stars – I Ain’t Going Nowhere (Tamla Motown)
33. Starr, Edwin – Backstreet (Ric-Tic)
34. Callier, Terry – Ordinary Joe (Chess)
35. Dalton Boys – I’ve Been Cheated (VIP)
36. Honeycutt, Johnny – I’m Coming Over (Triode)
37. Twans – I Can’t See Him Again (Dade)
38. Trends – Thanks for a Little Lovin’ (ABC)
39. Womack, Bobby – So Many Sides of You (Beverly Glenn)
40. Sigler, Bunny – Follow Your Heart (Parkway)
41. Wilson, Jackie – I Don’t Want to Lose You (Brunswick)
42. Woods, Danny – You Had Me Fooled (Correc-Tone)
43. Starr, Martha – Love is the Only Solution (Thelma)
44. Belles – Don’t Pretend (Mirwood)
45. International GTOs – I Love You Baby (Rojac)
46. Robins, Jimmy – I Just Can’t Please You (Jerheart)
47. Just Brothers – Carlena (Garrison)
48. Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You (VIP)
49. Williams, Larry & Johnny Watson – A Quitter Never Wins (Okeh)
50. Kirton, Lou – Heaven in the Afternoon (Alston)
51. Johnson, Charles – Never Had a Love so Good (Alston)
52. Construction – Hey Little Way Out Girl (Sync 6)
53. Martin, Jay D – By Yourself (Tower)
54. Magnificents – My Heart is Calling (Dee Gee)
55. Vernado, Lynne – Wash & Wear Love (Gator)
56. Vernee, Yvonne – Just Like You Did Me (Sonbert)
57. Mickey Moonshine – Name It You Got It (Decca)
58. Gypsies – It’s a Woman’s World (Old Town)
59. Dillard, Moses – I’ll Pay the Price (Mark IV)
60. Lance, Major – Investigate (Okeh)
61. Devore, Florence – Kiss Me Now (Phi-Dan)
62. Benzine – Village of Tears (Parkway)
63. Jenkins, Norma – Airplane Song (Maltese)
64. Harper, Bud – Wherever You Were (Peacock)
65. Taylor, Little Eddie – I Had a Good Time (Peacock)
66. Mandolph, Margaret – Something Beautiful (Planetary)
67. Parliaments – Heart Trouble (Revilot)
68. Lynn, Barbara – Take Your Love & Run (Jetstream)
69. Regan, Vala – Fireman (Atco)
70. Terrell, Phil – Love Has Passed Me By (Carnival)
71. Brasseur, André – The Kid (Palette)
72. Wonderettes – I Feel Strange (Ruby)
73. Fox, Damon – Packin’ Up (Fairmount)
74. Rita & the Tiaras – Gone with the Wind is My Love (Dore)
75. Mandrill – Never Die (Polydor)
76. Shirelles – Last Minute Miracle (Scepter)
77. Richardson, Donald Lee – You Got Me in the Palm of Your Hand (Soulville)
78. Carter, Jean – Like One (Decca)
79. First Choice – This is the House (Where Love Died) (Scepter)
80. Whispers – Remember Me (Soul Clock)
81. King, Donna – Take Me Home (Hot Line)
82. Hamilton, Edward & the Arabians – I’m Gonna Love You (Mary Jane)
83. Johnson, Jesse – Left Out (Old Town)
84. Yvonne & the Violets – Cross My Heart (Barry)
85. Smith, Marvin – Have More Time (Brunswick)
86. Soul Brothers Six – Thank You Baby For Loving Me (Atlantic)
87. Dean, Debbie – Why Am I Lovin’ You (VIP)
88. Philips, Sandra – World Without Sunshine (Broadway)
89. Petals – You Can’t Close the Windows to Your Heart (Mercury)
90. Williams, Bobby – I’ve Only Got Myself to Blame (Sure-Shot)
91. Jason, Bobby – Wall to Wall Heartaches (Ranwood)
92. Cajun Heart – Got to Find a Way (Warner Brothers)
93. Nobles, Cliff – My Love is Getting Stronger (Atlantic)
94. Isley Brothers – My Love is Your Love (taken from LP) (MFP )
95. Inspirations – Your Wish is My Command (Midas)
96. Sheffield, Charles – It’s Your Voodoo Working (Excello)
97. Ambassadors – Too Much of a Good Thing (Pee-Vee)
98. Powell, William – Heartache Souvenirs (Power House)
99. Treetop, Bobby – Wait ‘Til I Get to Know Ya (Tuff)
100. Silver, Lorraine – Lost Summer Love (Pye)

Essential CD Purchases

“Here’s 20 excellent CD purchases that contain most of the Top 500 – to get you started!”

1. Out on the Floor (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
2. Wigan Casino Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
3. Golden Torch Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
4. Big in Wigan (Kent)
5. Jumping at the Go-Go (BMG)
6. Soul Self Satisfaction (Universal)
7. Gettin’ to Me (Kent)
8. This is Northern Soul (Debutante)
9. Soul Time (Sony)
10. Wigan Casino 25th (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
11. Rare, Collectable & Soulful (Kent)
12. Essential Northern Soul Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
13. Turning My Heartbeat Up (BMG)
14. Northern Soul Floorshakers (BMG)
15. Shrine, the Rarest Soul Label (Kent)
16. It’s Okeh Up North (Xclusive)
17. Twisted Wheel Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
18. Out on the Floor Again (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
19. For Millionaires Only (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
20. Soul Underground (Sequel)
1. Wilson, Frank – Do I Love You (Indeed I Do) (Soul) (£15,000)
2. Gray, Dobie – Out on the Floor (Charger)
3. Baker, Yvonne – You Didn’t Say a Word (Parkway) (£300 – official issue)
4. Wilson, Al – The Snake (Soul City)
5. Radcliffe, Jimmy – Long After Tonight is Over (Musicor)
6. Fountain, James – Seven Day Lover (Peachtree)
7. Epitome of Sound – You Don’t Love Me (Sandbag)
8. Mimms, Garnet – Looking for You (United Artists)
9. Beverly, Frankie & the Butlers – If That’s What You Wanted (Sassy/Gamble)
10. Wood, Chuck – Seven Days Too Long (Roulette)
11. Butler, Billy – The Right Track (Okeh)
12. Salvadors – Stick by Me Baby (Wise World)
13. Tomangoes – I Really Love You (Washpan)
14. Legend, Tobi – Time Will Pass You By (Amy) (£300 – official issue)
15. Clarke, Tony – Landslide (Chess)
16. Williams, Larry & Johnny Watson – Too Late (Okeh)
17. Valery, Dana – You Don’t Know Where Your Interest Lies (Columbia)
18. Tee, Willie – Walking Up a One Way Street (Nola)
19. Barnes, Dena – If You Ever Walk Out of My Life (Inferno)
20. Taylor, R. Dean – There’s a Ghost in My House (V.I.P.)
21. Bell, Archie & the Drells – Here I Go Again (Atlantic)
22. Batiste, Rose – Hit & Run (Revilot)
23. Street, Judy – What (Strider)
24. Jones, Gloria – Tainted Love (Champion)
25. Smith, Moses – Girl Across the Street (Dionn)
26. McNair, Barbara – You’re Gonna Love My Baby (Motown)
27. Rubin – You’ve Been Away (Kapp)
28. Britt, Mel – She’ll Come Running Back (FIP) (£600 – official issue/£800 – demo)
29. Checkerboard Squares – Double Cookin’ (Villa) (£300)
30. Carstairs – It Really Hurts Me Girl (Red Coach)
31. Williams, Jerry – If You Ask Me (Calla)
32. Johnson, Lou – Unsatisfied (Big Top)
33. Barnes, JJ – Our Love is in the Pocket (Revilot)
34. Thomas, Don – Come on Train (NUVJ)
35. MVPs – Turnin’ My Heartbeat Up (Buddah)
36. Sheldon, Sandi – You’re Gonna Make Me Love You (Okeh)
37. Vel-vets – I Got to Find Me Somebody (20th Century)
38. Patti & the Emblems – I’m Gonna Love You a Long, Long Time (Kapp)
39. Little Anthony & the Imperials – Better Use Your Head (Veep)
40. Casualeers – Dance, Dance, Dance (Roulette)
41. Montgomery, Jack – Dearly Beloved (Scepter)
42. Hamilton, Roy – Crackin’ Up Over You (RCA Victor)
43. Clark, Connie – My Sugar Baby (Joker)
44. Voices of East Harlem – Cashing In (Just Sunshine)
45. Clark, Dee – That’s My Girl (Constellation)
46. Hutton, Bobby – Lend a Hand (ABC)
47. Andrews, Ruby – Just Loving You (Zodiac)
48. Vibrations – Cause You’re Mine (Okeh)
49. Covey, Julian – A Little Bit Hurt (Island)
50. Sharp, Dee Dee – What Kind of Lady (Gamble)
51. Patten, Alexander – A Lil’ Lovin’ Sometimes (Capitol)
52. Checker, Chubby – You Just Don’t Know (What You Do to Me) (Parkway) (£350)
53. Chance, Nolan – Just Like the Weather (Constellation)
54. Paris, Bobby – Night Owl (Cameo)
55. Burdick, Doni – Bari Track (Sound Impression)
56. Courtney, Dean – I’ll Always Need You (RCA Victor)
57. Clinton, Larry – She’s Wanted (Dynamo) (£1,500 – official issue/£1,000 – demo)
58. Ragland, Lou – I Travel Alone (Amy) (£300)
59. Chavez, Freddie – They’ll Never Know Why (Look) (£400 – official issue)
60. Seven Souls – I Still Love You (Okeh) (£300 – official issue)
61. Parrish, Dean – I’m On My Way (Laurie)
62. Contours – Baby Hit & Run (Tamla Motown)
63. Banks, Darrell – Open the Door to Your Heart (Revilot)
64. Spinners (Detroit) – I’ll Always Love You (Motown)
65. Lynn, Tami – I’m Gonna Run Away from You (Atco)
66. Lance, Major – You Don’t Want Me No More (Okeh)
67. Hebb, Bobby – Love, Love, Love (Philips)
68. Relf, Bob – Blowing My Mind to Pieces (Trans-American)
69. Drifters – You Got to Pay Your Dues (Atlantic)
70. Invitations – Skiing in the Snow (Dynovoice)
71. Poets – She Blew a Good Thing (Symbol)
72. Lovejoy, Joy – In Orbit (Chess)
73. Randell, Lynne – Stranger in My Arms (Epic)
74. Velvet Satins – Nothing Can Compare to You (General American)
75. Martin, Shane – I Need You (Epic)
76. Tams – Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me (ABC Paramount)
77. Pride, Lou – I’m Comun’ Home in the Mountain (Suemi) (£1,000)
78. Anka, Paul – I Can’t Help Lovin’ You (RCA Victor)
79. Four Perfections – I’m Not Strong Enough (Party Time)
80. Prophets/The Creation – I Got the Fever (Smash/Eric)
81. Coasters – Crazy Baby (Atco)
82. Cooper, Christine – Heartaches Away My Boy (Parkway)
83. Impressions – You’ve Been Cheatin’ (ABC Paramount)
84. Melvin, Harold & the Blue Notes – Get Out (Landa)
85. Dells – Run for Cover (Chess)
86. Fascinations – Girls are Out to Get You (Mayfield)
87. Foster, Eddie – I Never Knew (In)
88. Van Dykes – Save My Love for a Rainy Day (Mala)
89. Pointer Sisters – Send Him Back (Atlantic)
90. Yum Yums – Gonna Be a Big Thing (ABC Paramount) (£500)
91. Porter, Nolan – If I Could Only Be Sure (ABC)
92. Lands, Hoagy – Next Line (Laurie)
93. Hill, Lainie – Time Marches On (New Voice) (£300)
94. Paris, Bobby – I Walked Away (Capitol)
95. Turner, Spyder – I Can’t Make It Anymore (MGM)
96. Valli, Frankie – You’re Ready Now (Smash)
97. Wright, Earl – Thumb a Ride (Capitol)
98. Sapphires – Gotta Have Your Love (ABC Paramount)
99. Michael & Raymond – Man Without a Woman (RCA Victor) (£300 – demo)
100. Jackson, Millie – My Man is a Sweet Man (Spring)
101. Freeman, Bobby – I’ll Never Fall in Love Again (Autumn)
102. Poppies – There’s a Pain in My Heart (Epic)
103. Edwards, Jackie – I Feel So Bad (Island)
104. San Remo Golden Strings – Festival Time (Ric-Tic/Gordy)
105. Spellbinders – Help Me (Get Myself Back Together Again) (Columbia)
106. Jones, Gloria – Come Go With Me (Uptown)
107. 7th Avenue Aviators/Frankie Karl & the Chevrons – You Should O’ Held On (Congress/Philtown) (£400 – Philtown)
108. Knight, Marie – That’s No Way to Treat a Girl (Musicor)
109. Starr, Edwin – Agent Double O Soul (Ric-Tic)
110. Valentinos – Sweeter Than the Day Before (Chess)
111. Turner, Ike & Tina – Dust My Broom (Tangerine)
112. Barnes, JJ – Real Humdinger (Ric-Tic)
113. Ann, Beverly – You’ve Got Your Mind On Other Things (RCA Victor)
114. Charades – Key to My Happiness (MGM)
115. Woods, Billy – Let Me Make You Happy (Sussex) (£2,000)
116. Temple, Richard – That Beatin’ Rhythm (Mirwood)
117. Smith, Otis – Let Her Go (Perception)
118. Jon & the Wierdest – Can’t Get Over These Memories (Tie) (£1,000)
119. Mitchell, Willie – The Champion EP (Hi)
120. Superlatives – I Still Love You (Uptite)
121. Exciters – Reaching for the Best (20th Century)
122. Father’s Angels – Bok to Bach (MGM – UK)
123. Champion, Mickie – What Good Am I? (Musette)
124. Mills, Barbara – Queen of Fools (Hickory)
125. Love, Mary – You Turned My Bitter Into Sweet (Modern)
126. Professionals – That’s Why I Love You (Groove City) (£1,000)
127. Majestics – I Love Her So Much (It Hurts Me) (Linda)
128. Mitchell, Stanley – Get It Baby (Dynamo) (£400 – official issue/£300 – demo)
129. Chestnut, Morris – Too Darn Soulful (Amy) (£300 – official issue)
130. Foxx, Inez & Charlie – Tightrope (Dynamo)
131. Bragg, Johnny – They’re Talking About Me (Elbejay)
132. Frankie & the Classicals – What Shall I Do? (Calla)
133. King, Solomon/Levi Jackson – This Beautiful Day (Columbia)
134. Mistura, featuring Lloyd Michels – The Flasher (Fusion)
135. Reflections – Like Adam & Eve (Paramount)
136. Banks, Darrell – Somebody (Somewhere) Needs You (Revilot)
137. Laws, Eloise – Love Factory (Music Merchant)
138. Shakers – One Wonderful Moment (ABC)
139. Beavers, Jackie – I Need My Baby (Revilot) (£600)
140. Williams, Bernie – Ever Again (Bell) (£1,500)
141. De-Lites – Lover (Cuppy) (£700)
142. Apollas – Mr Creator (Warner Brothers)
143. Incredibles – There is Nothing Else to Say (Audio Arts)
144. Curtis, Lenny – Nothing Can Help You Now (End) (£450)
145. Chandler, Gene – There Was a Time (Brunswick)
146. Detroit Executives – Cool Off (Pameline)
147. James, Jimmy – A Man Like Me (Stateside)
148. Parrish, Dean – Determination (Boom)
149. Wilson, Al – Help Me (Wand)
150. Black’s Combo, Bill – Little Queenie (Hi)
151. David & the Giants – Superlove (Crazy Horse)
152. Caswell, Johnny – You Don’t Love Me Anymore (Decca)
153. St James, Holly – That’s Not Love (ABC Paramount) (£300)
154. Tempos – Countdown (Here I Come) (Canterbury)
155. Lewis, Ramsey – Wade in the Water (Chess)
156. Adam’s Apples – Don’t Take It Out on This World (Brunswick)
157. Purify, James & Bobby – Shake a Tail Feather (Bell)
158. Carlton, Little Carl – Competition Ain’t Nothin’ (Back Beat)
159. Dynamics – Yes I Love You Baby (Top Ten)
160. Hamilton, Edward & the Arabians – Baby Don’t You Weep (Mary Jane)
161. Harris, Major – Call Me Tomorrow (Okeh)
162. Browner, Duke – Crying Over You (Impact)
163. Fuller Brothers – Time’s a Wasting (Soul Clock)
164. Williams, Mel – Can It Be Me (Modern)
165. Stevens, April – Wanting You (MGM)
166. Mathis, Jodi – Don’t You Care Any More [sic] (Capitol)
167. Exciters – Blowing Up My Mind (RCA Victor)
168. Troy, Doris – I’ll Do Anything (Calla Issue)
169. Ingram, Luther – Exus Trek/If It’s All the Same to You (HIB)
170. Invitations – What’s Wrong with Me Baby (Dynovoice)
171. Wilson, Nancy – End of Our Love (Capitol)
172. Barnes, JJ – Please Let Me In (Ric-Tic)
173. Kendrick, Willie – Change Your Ways (RCA Victor) (£300 – official issue)
174. Austin, Patti – Take Away the Pain Stain (Coral)
175. Heywood, Leon – Baby Reconsider (Fat Fish)
176. Soul Twins – Quick Change Artist (Karen)
177. Porter, NF – Keep On Keeping On (Lizard)
178. David, Lee – Temptation is Calling My Name (Columbia)
179. Volcanos – (It’s Against) The Laws of Love (Arctic)
180. Mayfield, Curtis – Move On Up (Curtom)
181. Valli, Frankie & the Four Seasons – The Night (Mowest – UK)
182. Mahoney, Skip – Janice (Don’t Be So Blind to Love) (Salsoul)
183. Ward, Sam – Sister Lee (Groove City) (£350)
184. Freeman, Art – Slippin’ Around with You (Fame)
185. McNeir, Ronnie – Sitting in My Class/Isn’t She a Pretty Girl (Deto)
186. Tony & Tyrone – Please Operator (Atlantic)
187. Dacosta, Rita – Don’t Bring Me Down (Pandora/Mohawk) (£400 – Pandora)
188. Vibrating Vibrations – Surprise Party for Baby (Neptune)
189. Burns, Jimmy – I Really Love You (Erica) (£1,000)
190. Lee, Laura – To Win Your Heart (Ric-Tic)
191. Elbert, Donnie – A Little Piece of Leather (Gateway)
192. Van Dyke, Earl & the Motown Brass – Six by Six (Soul)
193. Russell, Saxie – Psychedelic Soul (Thomas)
194. Bernard, Kenny – What Love Brings (Pye)
195. Holloway, Brenda – Reconsider (Motown – White Label)
196. Thomas, Jimmy – The Beautiful Night (Parlophone) (£400 – official issue)
197. Gibson, Wayne – Under My Thumb (Columbia)
198. Anderson Brothers – I Can See Him Loving You (GSF)
199. Barnes, Towanda – You Don’t Mean It (A&M)
200. Cambridge, Dottie – Cry Your Eyes Out (MGM)
201. Manifesto – A Case of Tyme (Legend)
202. Carrow, George – Angel Baby (Don’t You Ever Leave Me) (Columbia)
203. Frankie & Johnny – I’ll Hold You (Decca)
204. Robinson, Shawn – My Dear Heart (Minit)
205. Dramatics – Inky Dinky Wang Dang Do (Wingate)
206. Clark, Alice – You Hit Me (Right Where It Hurt Me) (Warner Brothers)
207. Clark, Johnny ‘Soul’ – (Come On & Be My) Sweet Darlin’ (Soul Hawk)
208. Paul, John E – I Wanna Know (Decca)
209. Scott-Heron, Gil – The Bottle (Strata East)
210. Cooper, Eula – Let Our Love Grow Higher (Super Sound)
211. Contours – Just a Little Misunderstanding (Gordy)
212. Derek & Ray – Interplay (RCA Victor)
213. Demain, Arin – Silent Treatment (Blue Star) (£700)
214. Flamingos – Boogaloo Party (Philips)
215. Fletcher, Sam – I’d Think It Over (Tollie)
216. Shaw, Marlena – Let’s Wade in the Water (Chess)
217. Guess, Lenis – Just Ask Me (SPQR/LeGrand)
218. Roye, Lee – Tears (Nothing But Tears) (Decca)
219. Moore, Melba – Magic Touch (Kent Anniversary Special)
220. Little Richie – Just Another Heartache (Sound Stage 7) (£300)
221. Lumley, Rufus – I’m Standing (Holton)
222. Magnetics – Lady in Green (Bonnie) (£1,500)
223. Cashmeres – Show Stopper (Hem) (£1,000)
224. Milestones (Mylestones) – The Joker (Andre)
225. Mitchell, Prince Phillip – I’m So Happy (Atlantic)
226. Middleton, Tony – Paris Blues (Amy)
227. Mosley, Ernest – Stubborn Heart (La-Cindy) (£500 – official issue/£1,500 – demo)
228. Mr Flood’s Party – Compared to What (GM)
229. Mr Soul/Al Scott – What Happened to Yesterday? (Genuine) (£1,500)
230. Hesitations – I’m Not Built That Way (Kapp)
231. Prophet, Billy – What Can I Do? (Sue)
232. Roman, Little Joe – When You’re Lonesome (Come On Home) (Tuff) (£400)
233. Bounty, James – Prove Yourself a Lady (Compass)
234. Sayles, Johnny – I Can’t Get Enough (St Lawrence)
235. Sam & Kitty – I’ve Got Something Good (Four Brothers)
236. Sheen, Bobby – Something New to Do (Warner Brothers)
237. Spiral Starecase – More Today Than Yesterday (Columbia)
238. Soul Brothers Six – I’ll Be Loving You (Atlantic)
239. Originals – Suspicion/Baby Have Mercy on Me (Motown – acetate) (£1,000)
240. Fantastic Johnny C – Don’t Depend on Me (Phil-LA-of-Soul)
241. Flirtations – Stronger Than Her Love (Festival)
242. Natural Four – I Thought You Were Mine (ABC)
243. Fi-Dels – Try a Little Harder (Keymen)
244. Tex, Joe – Under Your Powerful Love (Dial)
245. Skullsnaps – I’m Your Pimp (GSF)
246. Vann, Ila – Can’t Help Lovin’ That Man of Mine (Roulette)
247. Douglas, Carl – Serving a Sentence of Life (United Artists)
248. Ward, Herb – Honest to Goodness (RCA)
249. Wyatt, Johnny – This Thing Called Love (Bronco)
250. Banks, Doug – I Just Kept on Dancing (Argo)
251. Sapphires – Slow Fizz (ABC)
252. Callier, Terry – Look at Me Now (Cadet)
253. Harper, Jeanette – Put Me in Your Pocket (20th Century)
254. Knight, Jason – Our Love is Getting Stronger (Pye)
255. Hestor, Tony – Down in the Dumps (Goldmine)
256. Davison, Alfie – Love is a Serious Business (Mercury)
257. Williams, Jeanette – All of a Sudden (Back Beat)
258. Armstead, Jo – I Feel an Urge Coming On (Giant)
259. Courcy, JoAnn – I Got the Power (Twirl) (£500)
260. Eddie & Ernie – I Can’t Do It (I Just Can’t Leave You) (Eastern)
261. Betty Boo – Say It Isn’t So (Grapevine)
262. Shelton, Roscoe – Running for My Life (Sound Stage 7)
263. Williams, Maurice – Being Without You (Deesu)
264. Wiggins, Spencer – Let’s Talk It Over (Soul Series)
265. Nomads – Somethin’s Bad (Mo-Groov) (£800)
266. Terrible Tom – We Were Made for Each Other (Maverick)
267. Carr, James – That’s What I Want to Know (Goldwax)
268. Garrett, Kelly – Love’s the Only Answer (Smash)
269. Parliaments – Don’t Be Sore at Me (Revilot)
270. Staton, Candi – Now You’ve Got the Upper Hand (Unity) (£350)
271. Edmund Jr, Lada – The Larue (Decca)
272. Lawson, Robbie – Burning Sensation (Kyser) (£1,000)
273. Collins & Collins – Top of the Stars (A&M)
274. Reparta & the Delrons – Panic (Mala)
275. Troy, Benny – I Wanna Give You Tomorrow (De-Lite)
276. Houston, Thelma – Baby Mine (Capitol)
277. Ryder, Mitch & the Detroit Wheels – Breakout (New Voice)
278. Shirelles – Last Minute Miracle (Scepter)
279. Porgy & the Monarchs – My Heart Cries for You (Musicor)
280. Daybreak – I Need Love (PAP)
281. Parker, Eddie – Love You Baby (Ashford)
282. Righteous Brothers Band – Rat Race (Verve)
283. Butlers with Frankie Beverly – Because of My Heart (Rouser) (£5,000)
284. Johnson, Herb & the Impacts – I’m So Glad (Toxsan) (£300)
285. Lee, Jackie – Darkest Days (ABC)
286. Shapiro, Helen – Stop & You’ll Always Be There (Columbia)
287. Shalimars – Stop & Take a Look at Yourself (Verve)
288. Lewis Miss LL, Louise– Oo Wee I’ll Let It Be You Babe (Skyway)
289. Younghearts – A Little Togetherness (Canterbury)
290. Karmen, Steve Band featuring Jimmy Radcliffe – Breakaway (United Artists)
291. Chandlers – Your Love Makes Me Lonely (Col-Soul) (£300)
292. Lollipops – Loving Good Feeling (Impact)
293. Lyndell, Linda – Bring Your Love Back To Me (Volt)
294. United Four – She’s Putting You On (Harthon)
295. Smith, Bobbie – Walk On Into My Heart (American Arts)
296. Bob & Earl Band – My Little Girl (instrumental) (Jay Boy)
297. August & Deneen – We Go Together (ABC)
298. Aiken, Ben – Satisfied (Loma)
299. Allen, Larry/L – Can’t We Talk It Over (Green Dolphin) (£300 – as Larry)
300. Montclairs – Hung Up On Your Love (Paula)
301. Traynor, Jay – Up & Over (ABC) (£300 – official issue)
302. Little Ann – What Should I Do (Kent)
303. Andrews, Lee & the Hearts – I’ve Had It (Crimson)
304. Jay & the Techniques – Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie (Smash)
305. Lewis, Tamala – You Won’t Say Nothing (Marton) (£1,000)
306. Day, Muriel – Nine Times Out of Ten (Page One)
307. Adventurers – Easy Baby (Compass)
308. Gems – I’ll Be There (Riverside)
309. Heatherton, Joey – When You Called Me Baby (Decca)
310. Grant, Earl – Hide Nor Hair (Decca)
311. Kent, Al – You Got to Pay the Price (Ric-Tic)
312. Bishop, Eddie – Call Me (Paramount)
313. Jones, Johnny & the King Casuals – Purple Haze (Brunswick)
314. World Column – So Is the Sun (Tower)
315. Bryant, Lillie – Meet Me Halfway (Tay-Ster) (£500)
316. Servicemen – Need a Helping Hand (Wind-Hit) (£1,000)
317. Embers – Watch Out Girl (MGM)
318. Courtney, Dean – Love, You Just Can’t Walk Away (MGM)
319. Cooperettes – Shing a Ling (Brunswick)
320. Chandler, Gene – I Can Take Care of Myself (Constellation)
321. Hughes, Fred – Baby Boy (Brunswick)
322. Malibus – Gee Baby (I Love You) (Sure-Shot)
323. Jades – I’m Where It’s At (Nite Life) (£300)
324. Inspirations – No One Else Can Take Your Place (Breakthrough) (£4,000)
325. Ward, Clare – Right Direction (Verve)
326. Chapter Five – You Can’t Mean It (CBS)
327. Jones, E Rodney – R & B Time (Part 1) (Tuff/Karisma)
328. Moore, Johnny – Walk Like a Man (Date)
329. Sweet Things – I’m In a World of Trouble (Date)
330. Henry, Andrea – I Need You Like a Baby (MGM)
331. Artistics – I’m Gonna Miss You (Brunswick)
332. Ivorys – Please Stay (Despenza/Wand) (£600 – Wand)
333. Chaumonts – I Need Your Love (Caravelle)
334. Little Anthony & the Imperials – Gonna Fix You Good (Veep)
335. Ad-Libs – Nothing Worse Than Being Alone (Share)
336. Nero, Frances – Keep on Loving Me (Soul)
337. Del-Larks – Job Opening (Queen City) (£1,000 – official issue/£2,000 – demo)
338. Cook, Jerry – I Hurt On the Other Side (Capitol)
339. Jackson, Chuck – These Chains of Love (Are Breaking Me Down) (Wand)
340. Varner, Don – Tear Stained Face (Quinvy) (£700)
341. Valentines – Breakaway (Sound Stage 7)
342. Uggams, Leslie – Love is a Good Foundation (Sonday)
343. Triumphs – Walkin’ the Duck (Verve)
344. Kirby, George – What Can I Do (Cadet)
345. Flame N King & the Bold Ones – Ho Happy Day (NYCS)
346. Navarro, Tommy – I Cried My Life Away (Dejac)
347. Kelly, Paul – Chills & Fever (Lloyd)
348. Jones, Tamiko – I’m Spellbound (Golden World) (£400 – official issue)
349. Laskey, Emanuel – I’m a Peace Loving Man (Thelma)
350. Lewis, Barbara – I Remember the Feeling (Atlantic)
351. Jackson, Marke (Chris) – I’ll Never Forget You (Jamie)
352. Perry, Ann – That’s the Way He Is (Theoda)
353. Platters – Washed Ashore (On a Lonely Island in the Sea) (Musicor)
354. Instrumental (Ronnie & Robyn) – Sidra’s Theme (Sidra)
355. Newbeats – Run Baby Run (Hickory)
356. Smith, Kenny – Lord, What’s Happening to Your People (Goldspot/GAR)
357. Sons of Moses – Soul Symphony (Soft/Coral)
358. Little Hank – Mister Bang Bang Man (Sound Stage 7)
359. Youth Opportunity Programme/Jimmy Fraser – Of Hopes & Dreams & Tombstones (Columbia) (£300 – Y.O.P/£300 – Jimmy Fraser: official issue)
360. Chandler, Gene & Barbara Acklin – From the Teacher to the Preacher (Brunswick)
361. Triumphs – I’m Coming to Your Rescue (Okeh)
362. Wagner, Danny & the Kindred Soul – I Lost a True Love (Imperial)
363. Collins, Will & Will Power – Is There Anything I Can Do? (Bareback)
364. Perry, Greg – It Takes Heart (Alfa)
365. Paris, Bobby – Per-son-ally (Tetragamatton)
366. Smith, Youngblood – You Can Split (Verve)
367. Raye, Jimmy – Philly Dog Around the World (KKC) (£300)
368. Pollard, Ray – The Drifter (United Artists)
369. Mitchell, Willie – That Driving Beat (Hi)
370. Colt, James – Black Power (Phoof)
371. Furys – I’m Satisfied with You (Keymen)
372. Garner, Reggie – Hot Line (Capitol)
373. Mitchell, Jock – Not a Chance in a Million (Impact)
374. Guyton, Howard – I Watched You Slowly Slip Away (Verve)
375. Jackson, Millie – A House for Sale (Spring – UK)
376. Total Eclipses – 6 O’Clock (from LP) (Imperial)
377. Holman, Eddie – Where I’m Not Wanted/Hurt (Goldmine)
378. Lee, Jackie – Do the Temptation Walk (Mirwood)
379. Lewis, Pat – No One to Love (Solid Hit) (£800)
380. Everett, Betty – Getting Mighty Crowded (Vee Jay)
381. Wynns, Sandy – A Touch of Venus (Champion/Doc)
382. Showmen – Our Love Will Grow (Swan)
383. High Keys – Living a Lie (Verve)
384. Velvet Hammer – Happy (Soozi)
385. David & the Giants – Ten Miles High (Crazy Horse)
386. Banks, Homer – Hooked by Love (Minit)
387. Hicks, Joe – Don’t It Make You Feel Funky (AGC)
388. Mamie Galore – It Ain’t Necessary (St Lawrence)
389. Walker, Junior & the All Stars – Tune Up (Soul)
390. Wynder K Frog – Green Door (Island)
391. Hatcher, Roger – Sweetest Girl in the World (Excello)
392. Chandler, Lorraine – I Can’t Change (RCA Victor)
393. Masqueraders – Do You Love Me Baby? (Wand)
394. Charmaines – Eternally (Date)
395. Baines, Vickie – Country Girl (Parkway) (£400 – official issue)
396. Goldsboro, Bobby – Too Many People (United Artists – UK)
397. Edwards, Lou – Talkin’ ‘Bout Poor Folks (Thinking ‘Bout My Folks) (Columbia)
398. O’Jays – I Dig Your Act (Bell)
399. Empires – You’re On Top Girl (Candi) (£1,200)
400. McDaniels, Gene – Walk With a Winner (Liberty)
401. People’s Choice – Savin’ My Lovin’ for You (Palmer) (£300)
402. Anthony, Sheila – Livin’ in Love (Buttercup)
403. Lane, Mickey Lee – Hey Sah-Lo-Ney (Swan)
404. Knight, Gladys & the Pips – Just Walk in My Shoes (Soul)
405. Thomas, Carla – I’ll Never Stop Loving You (Kent – UK)
406. Starr, Edwin – I Have Faith in You (Ric-Tic)
407. Baker, Butch – The Fat Man/Bat Man at the Go-Go (St Lawrence)
408. Hudson, Pookie – This Gets to Me (Jamie)
409. Baltimore & Ohio Marching Band – Condition Red (Jubilee)
410. Brown, Maxine – It’s Torture (Kent – UK)
411. Barnett, James – Keep On Talking (Fame)
412. Holiday, Jimmy & Clydie King – Ready Willing & Able (Minit)
413. Banks, Robert – A Mighty Good Way (Verve)
414. Ambers – Potion of Love (Smash)
415. Anderson, Carol – Sad Girl (Fee)
416. Mylestones – Sexy Lady (Hawk Sound)
417. Matthews, Joe – Ain’t Nothing You Can Do (Kool Kat) (£350 – official/£400 – demo)
418. Toones, Gene – What More Do You Want (Simco) (£1,000 – official /£700 – demo)
419. Davis, Melvin – Find a Quiet Place (Wheel City) (£700)
420. Du-ettes – Every Beat of My Heart (Mar-V-Lus)
421. Kent, Al – Way You Been Acting Lately (Ric-Tic)
422. Imaginations – Strange Neighbourhood (Fraternity) (£400 – official issue)
423. Maestro, Johnny – I’m Stepping Out of the Picture (Scepter) (£600)
424. Nosmo King – Goodbye/The Javells – Goodbye Nothing to Say (Pye)
425. Supremes – He’s All I Got (Motown)
426. Dee, Kiki – On a Magic Carpet Ride (Fontana)
427. Jewell, Len – Bettin’ On Love (Fontana/Teri-De) (£1,000 – Teri-De)
428. Coulter, Phil – A Good Thing Going (Columbia)
429. Scott, Cindy – I Love You Baby (Veep)
430. Chandler, Gene – Mr Big Shot (Constellation)
431. Cairos – Stop Overlooking Me (Shrine) (£1,500)
432. Buster & Eddie – Can’t Be Still (Class)
433. Daye, Eddie & the Four Bars – Guess Who Loves You (Shrine) (£1,500)
434. Holloway, Patrice – Love & Desire (Capitol)
435. Curry, Clifford – I Can’t Get Hold of Myself (Elf)
436. Little Richard – I Don’t Want to Discuss It (Okeh)
437. Debonairs – Lovin’ You Takes all of My Time (Solid Hit) (£750)
438. Gaye, Marvin – Love Starved Heart (Tamla)
439. Reeves, Martha & the Vandellas – One Way Out (Gordy)
440. Coefield, Brice – Ain’t That Right (Omen)
441. Sheen, Bobby – Dr Love (Capitol)
442. Lewis, Gary & the Playboys – My Heart’s Symphony (Liberty)
443. Burning Bush – Keeps on Burning (Mercury)
444. Ascots – Another Day (Mir-A-Don)
445. Jackson, Chuck – Hand It Over (Wand)
446. Patterson, Bobby – My Baby’s Coming Back to Me (Jetstar)
447. Bits’N Pieces – Keep on Running Away (Nasco)
448. Holden, Ron – I’ll Forgive & Forget (Challenge)
449. Jones, Linda – I Just Can’t Live My Life (Without You Babe) (Warner Brothers)
450. Jewels – We Got Togetherness (MGM)
451. Hutch, Willie – The Duck/Love Runs Out (Dunhill) (£300 – official issue)
452. Sexton, Ann – You’ve Been Gone Too Long (Impel/Seventy 7)
453. Weston, Kim – Helpless (Gordy)
454. Kline, Bobby – Say Something Nice to Me (MB) (£500)
455. Gardner, Don – Cheatin Kind (Sedgrick) (£3,000)
456. Collins, Roger – You Sexy Sugar Plum (Fantasy)
457. Commodores – The Zoo (The Human Zoo) (Mowest)
458. Human Beinz – Nobody But Me (Capitol)
459. Mack, Jimmy – My World is on Fire (Palmer) (£500 – official issue/£400 – demo)
460. Velvelettes – These Things Will Keep Me Loving You (Soul)
461. Checker, Chubby – At the Discotheque (Cameo)
462. Hampton, Johnny – Not My Girl (Dotty’s) (£800)
463. Houston, Larry – Let’s Spend Some Time Together (HFMP)
464. Isley Brothers – Tell Me It’s Just a Rumour (Tamla Motown)
465. Brown, Maxine – One in a Million (Wand)
466. Randolph, Barbara – I Got a Feeling (Soul)
467. Bell, Madelaine – Picture Me Gone (Mod)
468. Arnold, PP – Everything’s Gonna Be Alright (Immediate)
469. Ellis, Shirley – Soul Time (Columbia)
470. Wylie, Richard ‘Popcorn’ – Rosemary What Happened (Karen)
471. Tex, Joe – Show Me (Dial)
472. Sigler, Bunny – Let the Good Times Roll & Feel So Good (Parkway)
473. Sherrys – Put Your Loving Arms Around Me (Hot)
474. Silhouettes – Not Me Baby (Goodway) (£400)
475. Marvellettes – I’ll Keep Holding On (Tamla)
476. Williams, Al – I Am Nothing (Palmer/La Beat) (£1,200 – Palmer/£900 – La Beat: official issue/£1,500 – La Beat: demo)
477. Lindsey, Thelma – Prepared to Love You (Magic City)
478. Basil, Toni – Breakaway (A&M)
479. Starr, Edwin – My Weakness is You (Gordy)
480. Velours – I’m Gonna Change (MGM)
481. Tymes – What Would I Do? (MGM)
482. Ames, Nancy – I Don’t Want to Talk About It (Epic)
483. Merrell, Ray – Tears of Joy (Jay Boy)
484. Middleton, Tony – To the Ends of the Earth (MGM)
485. Parker, Eddie – I’m Gone (Awake) (£1,000)
486. Metros – Since I Found My Baby (RCA Victor)
487. Swann, Bettye – Make Me Yours (Money)
488. Ward, Herb – Strange Change (Argo)
489. Nabay – Believe It or Not (Impact)
490. Tymes – Here She Comes (Parkway)
491. Bland, Bobby – Shoes (Duke)
492. Tipton, Lester – This Won’t Change (La Beat) (£1,500)
493. Steinways – My Heart’s Not in It Anymore/You’ve Been Leading Me On (Oliver)
494. Blackwell, Otis – Can’t Lose My Head (Smoke) (£300)
495. Spinners (Detroit) – Sweet Thing (Motown)
496. Fuzz, the – I’m So Glad (Roulette)
497. Knight, Gladys & the Pips – Too Late for You & Me (Motown – unissued)
498. Flower Shoppe – You’ve Come Along Way Baby (Spring)
499. Olympics – Baby Do the Philly Dog (Mirwood)
500. Santos, Larry – You Got Me Where You Want Me (Evolution)

Bubbling Under

“Every Soul Boy & Girl has their favourite sounds, I’m sure that as you read the Top 500 that you were surprised not to see a record that is particularly close to your own heart, I have my own personal favourites many of which didn’t make it either, however you may well find it in this list of 100 spins that nearly made the chart…”

No prices here, as none are given in the book. Doesn’t note in the book in what has defined the order of this list, but I imagine it carries on: 501-600. But I’ve restarted the numbering, as in the book.

1. Arnell, Billy – Tough Girl (Holly)
2. Brady & the Concords – Everybody’s Going to a Love In (Chariot)
3. Gee, Marsha – Baby I Need You (Uptown)
4. Wilson, Jackie – I Get the Sweetest Feeling (Brunswick)
5. Lemons, George – Fascinating Girl (Gold Soul)
6. Ridgley, Tommy – My Love is Getting Stronger (International City)
7. Pepp, George – Feeling is Real (Coleman)
8. Jackson, Ollie – Day My Heart Stood Still (Magnum)
9. Owens, Gwen – You’re Wanted (and Needed) (Velgo)
10. Jones, Linda – My Heart Needs a Break (Loma)
11. Wilson, Bob – Suzie’s Serenade (Sound Stage 7)
12. Channel 3 – Sweetest Thing (Dakar)
13. Edwards, Dee All the Way Home (D-Town)
14. Paris – Sleepless Nights (Doc)
15. Four Larks – Groovin’ at the Go-Go (Tower)
16. Coleman, Donna – Your Love’s So Strong (Avin)
17. Parker, Elbie – Please Keep Away from Me (Veep)
18. Sommers, Joanie – Don’t Pity Me (WB)
19. Spellman, Benny – Fortune Teller (Minit)
20. Ellusions – You Didn’t Have to Leave (Lamon)
21. Barnes, JJ – Sweet Sherry (Volt)
22. Flannagan, Steve – I’ve Arrived (Era)
23. Johnson, Marv – I Miss You Baby (Gordy)
24. Leach, John – Put That Woman Down (Lawn)
25. Monday, Danny – Baby Without You (Modern)
26. Holmes, Marvin – You Better Keep Her (Brown Door)
27. Ruffin, Jimmy – He Who Picks a Rose (Motown – acetate)
28. Brooks Brothers – Looking for a Woman (Tay)
29. Chandler, Lorraine – I Can’t Hold On (RCA)
30. Trammps – Hold Back the Night (Buddah)
31. Fiestas – Think Smart (Old Town)
32. Walker, Junior & the All Stars – I Ain’t Going Nowhere (Tamla Motown)
33. Starr, Edwin – Backstreet (Ric-Tic)
34. Callier, Terry – Ordinary Joe (Chess)
35. Dalton Boys – I’ve Been Cheated (VIP)
36. Honeycutt, Johnny – I’m Coming Over (Triode)
37. Twans – I Can’t See Him Again (Dade)
38. Trends – Thanks for a Little Lovin’ (ABC)
39. Womack, Bobby – So Many Sides of You (Beverly Glenn)
40. Sigler, Bunny – Follow Your Heart (Parkway)
41. Wilson, Jackie – I Don’t Want to Lose You (Brunswick)
42. Woods, Danny – You Had Me Fooled (Correc-Tone)
43. Starr, Martha – Love is the Only Solution (Thelma)
44. Belles – Don’t Pretend (Mirwood)
45. International GTOs – I Love You Baby (Rojac)
46. Robins, Jimmy – I Just Can’t Please You (Jerheart)
47. Just Brothers – Carlena (Garrison)
48. Elgins – Heaven Must Have Sent You (VIP)
49. Williams, Larry & Johnny Watson – A Quitter Never Wins (Okeh)
50. Kirton, Lou – Heaven in the Afternoon (Alston)
51. Johnson, Charles – Never Had a Love so Good (Alston)
52. Construction – Hey Little Way Out Girl (Sync 6)
53. Martin, Jay D – By Yourself (Tower)
54. Magnificents – My Heart is Calling (Dee Gee)
55. Vernado, Lynne – Wash & Wear Love (Gator)
56. Vernee, Yvonne – Just Like You Did Me (Sonbert)
57. Mickey Moonshine – Name It You Got It (Decca)
58. Gypsies – It’s a Woman’s World (Old Town)
59. Dillard, Moses – I’ll Pay the Price (Mark IV)
60. Lance, Major – Investigate (Okeh)
61. Devore, Florence – Kiss Me Now (Phi-Dan)
62. Benzine – Village of Tears (Parkway)
63. Jenkins, Norma – Airplane Song (Maltese)
64. Harper, Bud – Wherever You Were (Peacock)
65. Taylor, Little Eddie – I Had a Good Time (Peacock)
66. Mandolph, Margaret – Something Beautiful (Planetary)
67. Parliaments – Heart Trouble (Revilot)
68. Lynn, Barbara – Take Your Love & Run (Jetstream)
69. Regan, Vala – Fireman (Atco)
70. Terrell, Phil – Love Has Passed Me By (Carnival)
71. Brasseur, André – The Kid (Palette)
72. Wonderettes – I Feel Strange (Ruby)
73. Fox, Damon – Packin’ Up (Fairmount)
74. Rita & the Tiaras – Gone with the Wind is My Love (Dore)
75. Mandrill – Never Die (Polydor)
76. Shirelles – Last Minute Miracle (Scepter)
77. Richardson, Donald Lee – You Got Me in the Palm of Your Hand (Soulville)
78. Carter, Jean – Like One (Decca)
79. First Choice – This is the House (Where Love Died) (Scepter)
80. Whispers – Remember Me (Soul Clock)
81. King, Donna – Take Me Home (Hot Line)
82. Hamilton, Edward & the Arabians – I’m Gonna Love You (Mary Jane)
83. Johnson, Jesse – Left Out (Old Town)
84. Yvonne & the Violets – Cross My Heart (Barry)
85. Smith, Marvin – Have More Time (Brunswick)
86. Soul Brothers Six – Thank You Baby For Loving Me (Atlantic)
87. Dean, Debbie – Why Am I Lovin’ You (VIP)
88. Philips, Sandra – World Without Sunshine (Broadway)
89. Petals – You Can’t Close the Windows to Your Heart (Mercury)
90. Williams, Bobby – I’ve Only Got Myself to Blame (Sure-Shot)
91. Jason, Bobby – Wall to Wall Heartaches (Ranwood)
92. Cajun Heart – Got to Find a Way (Warner Brothers)
93. Nobles, Cliff – My Love is Getting Stronger (Atlantic)
94. Isley Brothers – My Love is Your Love (taken from LP) (MFP )
95. Inspirations – Your Wish is My Command (Midas)
96. Sheffield, Charles – It’s Your Voodoo Working (Excello)
97. Ambassadors – Too Much of a Good Thing (Pee-Vee)
98. Powell, William – Heartache Souvenirs (Power House)
99. Treetop, Bobby – Wait ‘Til I Get to Know Ya (Tuff)
100. Silver, Lorraine – Lost Summer Love (Pye)

Essential CD Purchases

“Here’s 20 excellent CD purchases that contain most of the Top 500 – to get you started!”

1. Out on the Floor (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
2. Wigan Casino Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
3. Golden Torch Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
4. Big in Wigan (Kent)
5. Jumping at the Go-Go (BMG)
6. Soul Self Satisfaction (Universal)
7. Gettin’ to Me (Kent)
8. This is Northern Soul (Debutante)
9. Soul Time (Sony)
10. Wigan Casino 25th (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
11. Rare, Collectable & Soulful (Kent)
12. Essential Northern Soul Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
13. Turning My Heartbeat Up (BMG)
14. Northern Soul Floorshakers (BMG)
15. Shrine, the Rarest Soul Label (Kent)
16. It’s Okeh Up North (Xclusive)
17. Twisted Wheel Story (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
18. Out on the Floor Again (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
19. For Millionaires Only (Goldmine/Soul Supply)
20. Soul Underground (Sequel)

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