NORTHERN SOUL 45 THE GENTLEMEN FOUR You Can't Keep A Good Man Down/It Won't Hurt

Sold Date: May 14, 2024
Start Date: May 7, 2024
Final Price: $731.89 (USD)
Bid Count: 24
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For sale is a superior original (not a repress) example of rare Northern Soul 45 "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down / It Won't Hurt" by The Gentlemen Four, on the Wand label, WND 1184. DJ Copy with original Wand sleeve. Matrix # 50800-1B + an indecipherable scribble that possibly looks like a "JU" in cursive on "You Can't Let A Good Man Down" side. 50801-1A plus same "JU" like scribble on "It Won't Hurt" side.    CONDITION: Black magic marker "X" and date "7/24/68" written on the label of "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down" side. Labels otherwise exhibit light wear. Vinyl rates a visual and play-graded NM. It retains its original sleeve 
Here is a spectacularly clean example of this rare 45, from the collection of a Washington D.C.-area DJ who ran a radio station from the basement of his home in the mid to late-1960s, and kept all of the promotional records he received from record labels in superb condition in nine filing cabinets. In many cases, he had doubles of the 45s he recieved, making it a Noah's Ark of rare soul and psychedelia. This is my second (and last) of two copies of this rare 45. Please see my other listings now and in the weeks ahead as I sell off the rest of the records from his remarkable estate.
My grading scale:

STILL SEALED : Jacket imperfections, if any, will be described. Vinyl guaranteed to be in unplayed condition. 

M : I don't use this grade, on the assumption that no record or jacket is truly flawless.

M- : Vinyl appears unplayed, jacket bears no signs of wear. I rarely, if ever, use this grade. 

NM : Like M-, with possible scintilla/whiff of an imperfection

VG++ : May have a couple very minor imperfections. (sleeve scuffs, faint scratches or other superficial marks that have little or no bearing on sound.) Jacket may have a couple very minor flaws.

VG+ : Like VG++, but with a few more light imperfections

VG : Several light imperfections, and possibly one or two more serious ones, such as small feelable scratches. Still plays well.  

VG- : Will display numerous minor imperfections and/or feelable scratches that affect playback quality. Between you and me, you could do better. 

GOOD : What I consider pretty poor... numerous major imperfections. I generally don't sell items in this range unless they are of major significance.