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26-04-2022 - tuesday


East Coast Love Affair - Chicago

East Coast Love Affair

Chicago

''East Coast Love Affair is back for summer banger season, we have cooked up some utter beasts in the Athens of the North studio. Side A is of Roy... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12018 € 17,99
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East Coast Love Affair & United Spiritual Singers - A Minute Too Late

East Coast Love Affair & United Spiritual Singers

A Minute Too Late

''For the second AOTN 12'' this month we got another smasher,when we landed the united Spirtual Singers over lockdown we were lucky enough to get mult... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12012 € 15,99

29-03-2022 - tuesday


Doctor T & Presley Strong - Love Is A Heartbreaker / Let's Be Together

Doctor T & Presley Strong

Love Is A Heartbreaker / Let's Be Together

''Selma's own Doctor T, a.k.a. Lenoah Presley Strong, a.k.a. Rick Strong, was a fierce Selma talent, he could pick up any instrument and play it and w... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH115 € 12,99

Brotherhood Band - Leather Pants

Brotherhood Band

Leather Pants

Brotherhood Band was started by Ernest Coleman(EC) and Clint Hyson, who met thorough a US Navy band called ''Mid-South'', which was the US Navy's prem... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH104 € 14,99
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Homegrown Syndrome - Got The Love Homegrown Syndrome

Homegrown Syndrome

Got The Love Homegrown Syndrome

Home Grown Funk was also known as ''Homegrown Syndrome,'' a controversial name bestowed to them. Before heading to LA they gigged all over Memphis. So... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH103 € 14,99
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Billy Bruner - Tulsa Song

Billy Bruner

Tulsa Song

Billy Bruner is not only Tulsa's OG soul man, but he also wrote the best 80s soul tribute to his home city, T-U-L-S-A, not just a great nod but an ear... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH113 € 14,99

Seaquence - Disco Thing

Seaquence

Disco Thing

One of the bangers of Dave Haffners amazing disco with a feeling comp on 45, one of San Diego's finest independent disco 45s. Make sure and check the... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH117 € 14,99
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Norfolk & Midnight Love - Mamas Baby Boy / You Are My Doll Baby

Norfolk & Midnight Love

Mamas Baby Boy / You Are My Doll Baby

''One of America's finest guitarists, Gordon Banks is most well known as Marvin Gaye's tour bass player in the 70s and co-writer in the 80s (as well a... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH110 € 14,99

Premonitions - Premonitions

Premonitions

Premonitions

''If you have any of these Insanely rare tracks then a nod of the hat to you. This LP includes tracks from the 2 70s soul 45s and the best tracks from... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP039 € 27,99
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02-02-2022 - wednesday


Brief Encounter - Singles

Brief Encounter

Singles

Brief Encounter, THE soul band from North Wilkesboro, N.C., formed the 1970's and recorded through the the 90s with various labels as well as self rel... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP044 € 27,99

East Coast Love Affair - Don't Be Afraid

East Coast Love Affair

Don't Be Afraid

The first brand-new from Athens of the North house band 'East Coast Love Affair'. A version of super rare Disco 45 Sky's The Limit' - 'Don't Be Afraid... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH087 remind
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Memphis - Shake & Rock Till the Police Knock Memphis

Memphis

Shake & Rock Till the Police Knock Memphis

Many of you will be aware of the band Homegrown Syndrome. They were also known locally as Homegrown Funk & the band Memphis that put out one extremely... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH096 € 14,99
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23-12-2021 - thursday


Christopher Jay - What Do You Want Me To Do

Christopher Jay

What Do You Want Me To Do

A reissue of a rare little boogiefunk 45 recorded at Music America Studio, Rochester, New York circa 1987. Recorded, Produced and Performed by Christo... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH099 € 9,99
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27-10-2021 - wednesday


Milton Wright - Original Friends and Buddies

Milton Wright

Original Friends and Buddies

''Athens of the North is proud to present Milton Wright's stunning alternate version of the now Classic Miami soul LP 'Friends & Buddies'. An altogeth... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP001 remind

Coast To Coast - Coast To Coast

Coast To Coast

Coast To Coast

''Our second LP this month is an unreleased magical modern soul LP from the band Coast To Coast, the full story below by band leader Mark Beiner... I... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP045 € 24,99

United Spiritual Singers - Not A Minute Too Late

United Spiritual Singers

Not A Minute Too Late

''Ok we don't want to come over all hip but here we have some mad rare Gospel disco for you, direct from the master tape as well as that's how we roll... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH105 € 13,99

William Stuckey - The First Time

William Stuckey

The First Time

''During the production of two singles (This being the first) unfortunately William Stuckey passed away, below are some words from my partner in the p... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH114 € 12,99
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Bright and Findlay - Slow Dance

Bright and Findlay

Slow Dance

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) and James Alexander Bright's relationship started on Twitter (a place where hope usually goes to die) However, Tom had lis... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12014 € 12,99
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Jaisu - Athens of the North Beat Tape

Jaisu

Athens of the North Beat Tape

''We are always happy to throw you a curve ball, Athens of the North have an LP of our catalog flipped by Scottish beat Maker / Hip-Hop producer extra... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP040 € 24,49

Various Artists - For The Love Of You, Vol. 2

Various Artists

For The Love Of You, Vol. 2

''We enjoyed comping Volume one so much and had such a positive response, we went right onto producing For the Love Of You Volume 2. Having bumped thi... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP047 remind

23-09-2021 - thursday


Rivage - I Need You Baby

Rivage

I Need You Baby

''70s Soul perfection, both previously unreleased on 45 so should keep collectors and DJs smiling as we head back into the clubs. We released the craz... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH112 € 13,49
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Crystal Winds - So Sad

Crystal Winds

So Sad

''Crystal Winds legendary sophisticated soul LP first released on the privately pressed Cash Ear label in 1982, it's mad to me these amazing tracks ha... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH107 € 13,49
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Crystal Winds - Lovers Holiday

Crystal Winds

Lovers Holiday

''Martin Dumas Jr, Paul Coleman and Morris Browns, sublime 70s soul / 2 Step LP is IMO is some of the best sophisticated soul from the 1970s, Producti... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH108 € 13,49
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Rivage - Strung out on Your Love

Rivage

Strung out on Your Love

''One of my favourite 70s soul sides, it will set you back £500ish if you can find one and even then it won't sound as nice as our pressing. The track... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH111 € 13,49
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21-07-2021 - wednesday


East Coast Love Affair - Confrontations

East Coast Love Affair

Confrontations

''For the 4th ECLA and the start of things opening up (maybe) we have gone full party mode, nothing too serious, just good dancefloor fun. Side one is... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12010 remind
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20-07-2021 - tuesday


Linkwood - Mono

Linkwood

Mono

Linkwood comes back to solo work with a hyper focused piece of electro goodness. Lo-fi but all the better for it, Mono comprises 14 deeply distilled t... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP048 € 23,99
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10-06-2021 - thursday


Various Artists - For The Love Of You

Various Artists

For The Love Of You

After the sell out success of 3 12 inches released at the tail end of 2019, For the Love of You is a 12 track compilation of lovers rock covers curate... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP031 remind

05-05-2021 - wednesday


Doug Payne - She Is On The Money

Doug Payne

She Is On The Money

''Doug Payne is a graduate of LaGuardia High School of Music & Art (also known as FAME) in Manhattan NY, and Howard University in Washington D.C. He p... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12015 € 10,99
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East Coast Love Affair & Mary Love Comer - Without You

East Coast Love Affair & Mary Love Comer

Without You

'''Without You' is the second release from Athens of the North house band, it's a lovely deep house side with obvious influences. 'Without You' came t... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12016 € 11,99

East Coast Love Affair - Date with the Rain

East Coast Love Affair

Date with the Rain

''Obviously to attempt a cover of classic only works if you go down a different route with the track, the idea came from talking good lovers covers wi... more...

12inch Athens Of The North: AOTN12017 € 11,99

Warren Hampshire - Language of the Birds

Warren Hampshire

Language of the Birds

'Language Of The Birds' LP was recorded solo shortly after completing 'Galaxies Like Grains Of Sand' and 'The Honey Bear' with jazz pianist Greg Foat.... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP036 € 22,99
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19-04-2021 - monday


Various Artists - Leon Gardner's Igloo Records

Various Artists

Leon Gardner's Igloo Records

''Dancer and B3 Hammond player Leon Gardner moved from his Texas to Los Angeles sometime in the mid '60s. Soon after arriving he set up his own Igloo... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP043 € 21,49

15-03-2021 - monday


Christopher Jay - Be My Lady

Christopher Jay

Be My Lady

''Real heads might be familiar with outsider boogie track - Christopher Jay – 'What Do You Want Me To Do', an excellent hypnotic spin for those in the... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH098 € 12,49

True Image - Keep Me Dancing

True Image

Keep Me Dancing

''True Image - ''Keep Me Dancing'' was a spin for me back in the day but sold it when I bought my house 10 years ago, thanks to being hooked up with t... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH100 € 12,49
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Derrick Cross - Never Too Much

Derrick Cross

Never Too Much

Of the many 1000s of reggae versions, Derrick Cross' version of Never Too Much has got to be one of the sweetest. Unfortunately, with a price tag of 5... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH091 remind

Isabrm - If I Had You

Isabrm

If I Had You

Rare boogie joint time, Isabr'm or his real name Isaiah Lanes obscure and expensive. Recorded at Starlight Sound in Richmond, California (The same stu... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH095 € 12,49

Brief Encounter - Get a Good Feeling

Brief Encounter

Get a Good Feeling

''As a prelude to the singles LP we drop a 45 reissue of Brief Encounters most popular modern / disco side against possibly their best ballad / deep s... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH092 remind
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23-02-2021 - tuesday


William Stuckey - Love Of Mine

William Stuckey

Love Of Mine

''This first ever re-release of William Stuckey's extremely rare southern soul LP. When Brian Sears told me William was still with us and living local... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP046 € 22,99
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01-12-2020 - tuesday


Linkwood & Other Lands - Face the Facts

Linkwood & Other Lands

Face the Facts

Linkwood and Other Lands are well known from their various outings on Firecracker, Night Theatre, The Nuclear Family, Rush Hour, Dekmantel, AOTN and m... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP042 € 24,99

16-11-2020 - monday


The Leaders - (It's A) Rat Race

The Leaders

(It's A) Rat Race

Here we have one of those top echelon soul / funk masterpieces. Recorded at the legendary True Soul studios in Little Rock, AR in 1971 by the Leaders... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH093V € 14,99
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07-10-2020 - wednesday


E.S. Funk - Funny Feeling

E.S. Funk

Funny Feeling

Fantastic funky crossover soul that has remained pretty much unknown due to rarity. Solid two-sider originally released on local label 'Shore'. You wi... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH085 remind
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Leval - Our Love

Leval

Our Love

UK oddball boogie rarity licenced direct from the band.

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH086 remind
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Akira Freeze - Tell me Baby

Akira Freeze

Tell me Baby

New soul / boogie discovery out Daytona Beach, Florida. Unknown until this year when a copy sold for the first time on ebay in June for ($2025), Not s... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH088 € 14,99
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25-09-2020 - friday


Andrew Wasylyk - Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation

Andrew Wasylyk

Fugitive Light and Themes of Consolation

Fugitive Light And Themes Of Consolation is the third in a trio of records by Andrew Wasylyk which unearth and reshape the landscape of Eastern Scotla... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP041 remind
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18-08-2020 - tuesday


Crisrail - The Game Of Music

Crisrail

The Game Of Music

Something a little different from Athens of the North, Crisrail (Chris Rael) is an almost-LP of mad out there funky post punk from Silver Spring, Mary... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTN12013 remind
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Rivage - Sittin On It

Rivage

Sittin On It

This LP is simply one of the finest 70s LPs, it's mad that it has not been reissued before now…enjoy. more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP034D € 24,99

11-06-2020 - thursday


Billy Bruner - Billy Bruner

Billy Bruner

Billy Bruner

A selection of rare and unreleased tracks from the prince of Tusla boogie, Billy Bruner. 10 Killer unknown and rare Boogie soul tracks. Billy was in T... more...

LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP038 € 22,99
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11-05-2020 - monday


Weldon Irvine - I Love You

Weldon Irvine

I Love You

Here we have 2 classic sides taken from the 1976 LP Sinbad on RCA. The vocals of Don Blackman are certainly the equal of Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going O... more...

7inch Athens Of The North: ATH012 remind

Various Artists - Disco with a Feeling

Various Artists

Disco with a Feeling

So what is 'Disco With A Feeling'? It's hard to quantify a sound, but our definition would include 70s Soul or Modern Soul 45s that fit into the disco... more...

2LP Athens Of The North: AOTNLP021 remind