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*PREORDER* Darrow Fletcher – (What Are We Gonna Do About) This Mess b/w Honey Can I – Kent Select 7″
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From the same unissued Crossover LP as ‘Secret Weapon’, this is another great mid-70s soul dance track that only came to light on Darrow Fletcher’s Kent CD.

It’s from the Zane Grey and LenRon Hanks Los Angeles song-writing period which also saw the superb ‘Honey Can I’ issued on Crossover, a future in-demand single.

*PREORDER* The Ebonettes – Just A Mistake b/w Little Ann – Lean Lanky Daddy – Kent Select 7″
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The Ebonettes were a female group Dave Hamilton cut on ‘Side By Side’ aka ‘Just A Mistake’ as issued by the Barrino Brothers on TCB in 1969. The song has a funky mid-tempo groove and is very in-demand. This is the first time on vinyl for this femme version which has been championed by DJ Snowboy over the years.

The flip is the popular Northern Soul number ‘Lean Lanky Daddy’ sung by Little Ann about Dave and only previously available on a deleted Kent Select single.

The Staple Singers – Trippin’ On Your Love b/w The Temprees – That’s Why I Love You – Kent Select 7″
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‘Trippin’ On Your Love’ has been a Modern Soul anthem for at least two decades and at last has its first release as a single to ease the back pain of so many DJs who had to lug around the album on which it featured; it’s sure to be a big seller. On the B-side is the very good ‘That’s Why I Love You’ by the Temprees, which was unissued until it appeared on the Kent CD “Let’s Crossover Again” in 1999.

Unique Blend – Gonna Spread The News b/w A.C. Tilmon & the Detroit Emeralds – That’s All I Got – Kent Select 7″
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Unique Blend had two Eastbound releases, one of which was the Rare Soul dancefloor hit ‘Yes I’m In Love’. ‘Gonna Spread The News’ was unissued at the time but is at least as catchy and danceable for lovers of the Toledo group. This is its first issue as a 45. On the flip, from the same Detroit source, is ‘That’s All I Got’ by the more famous Detroit Emeralds with lead singer Abe Tilmon featured. It has that chugging, toe-tapping beat so beloved by Emeralds fans and is also on vinyl for the first time.

Joe Graham – I’m A Happy Man b/w Bill Brandon – Whatever I Am, I’m Yours – Kent Select 7″
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Kent issued ‘I’m A Happy Man’ in 1999 on a CD of Atlanta producer Bill Haney’s Chant label recordings. Joe Graham had one 45 issued on the imprint but, having had great faith in him, Haney recorded him on eight tracks. Graham wrote the pretty number himself and it has earned many fans since its release, most of whom are keen to own it on a 7-inch single. It is coupled here with Bill Brandon’s permanently in-demand Modern Soul classic ‘Whatever I Am, I’m Yours’.

California Playboys – Just Say A Four Letter Word (Love) b/w She’s A Real Sweet Woman – Kent Select 7″
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The California Playboys’ Loadstone LP has been a several hundred pounds album for decades. Here Kent features the top two dance tracks which propelled it into that price bracket. Both are Modern Soul fans’ favourites and to have them on a handy 7” disc with a suitable 45 edit will make them irresistible.

Phillip Mitchell – I’ll See You In Hell First b/w I Ain’t Givin’ Up – Kent Select 7″
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Phillip Mitchell only cut one single for the Spring subsidiary, Event, in 1975 and despite the beautiful ballad ‘There’s Another In My Life’ being an R&B hit, he did not have a follow-up. However, there were three songs recorded at the Brad Shapiro-led Muscle Shoals session and ‘I’ll See You In Hell First’ was the superb mid-tempo track that lay dormant until compiled on an Ace CD in 1990. It features Mitchell singing at his best on an inspired, self-penned song and is long-overdue a vinyl pressing as originally hoped for.

Peggy Gaines – When The Boy That You Love b/w Everybody Knows – Kent Select 7″
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Nashville singer Peggy Gaines had two singles on Ted Jarrett’s Ref-O-Ree label but the best track, the Bob Holmes-written and produced ‘When The Boy That You Love (Is Loving You)’, was only discovered in the mid-90s. Released on CD and a limited 100 Club Anniversary single, it became a guaranteed dancefloor filler and is still in demand, fetching over £100 for that first pressing.

Mighty Whites – Given My Life b/w Jacqueline Jones – A Frown On My Face – Kent Select 7″
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The Mighty Whites’ ‘Given My Life’ has been the Modern Soul hit of the last 18 months; popular on the European circuit through Dave Thorley’s DJ spins and on the funkier end from Dean Rudland, as well as being a 100 Club classic in the making. The later disco version by Brotherhood on MCA comes nowhere near the quality of this earlier soulful take. It is coupled with the in-demand 1974 Loadstone crossover classic by Jacqueline Jones, ‘A Frown On My Face’, which gets harder to find and more expensive by the month.

C.J. & Co – Rainmaker b/w Let Them Talk – Kent Select 7″
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Dennis Coffey and Mike Theodore’s productions on the Detroit group CJ & CO were mainly in the Disco field but Westbound’s tapes also revealed a superb version of the Moods’ classic ‘Rainmaker’ and a glorious mid-tempo number ‘Let Them Talk’ of which Diggin’ Deep’s limited release sold out in days so here it is to satisfy demand, coupled with a first time on vinyl for ‘Rainmaker’, both available here on a strictly limited ‘Select’ edition