The 100 Club is one of the UK's longest running northern soul allnighters. In addition to being a legendary allnighter, it has also been responsible for creating its own mini-collectors scene. At each allnighter, those attending get a "free" 7" single which usually features otherwise unreleased on 7" records. They are generally great quality, and as a result, have become highly collectable in their own right. Also, because they are often the only vinyl release, they are classed as "original vinyl" and if someone wants to play them out at an original only venue, then they can.
Ady Croasdale, via Kent records (part of Ace Records) has discovered some truly incredible unreleased northern soul sounds from the vaults over the years, and they are still showing up. As a result, 100 Club anniversary northern soul singles are highly sought after.
Northern Soul records for sale between £10 and £100.
You may find a lot of great soul records for sale in this price bracket. Also bear in mind that you might find a great record that sells for more than £100 in top condition offered more cheaply because it's not in quite so good shape. When buying northern soul records - especially if buying to DJ with - many collectors are more concerned about whether or not a record is an original and how it sounds as opposed to how it looks.
Technically, a record should be graded based on it's visual condition - though there may also be some added information about the sound quality. It's perfectly possible to find a record that is in VG condition and even sometimes G condition that actually sounds fine - especially for DJing with - as long as the sound of the record is loud and clear. (It's also possible to find a record that looks mint but sounds terrible due to it being either a bad pressing, or a styrene record that has been destroyed with a damaged stylus).
Playing records out can often lead to a more forgiving sound when a record has some surface noise as the sheer volume of the music can often drown out pops and crackle that would be very noticable if played at home. Hence the phrase "fine for DJing" which is often used where a record sounds a lot better than it looks.
It's fair to say that some records are so in-demand that as long as they play fine, (good enough to DJ with or better) then they might sell for as much as a near mint copy. Supply and demand is a hugely influential force in northern soul record collecting.
You don't have to be a big spender to appreciate the sound of northern soul played from a vinyl 45 record - or a 7" single as we say in the UK. You can buy a lot of great records for under a tenner if you are not overly concerned about it being a reissue (which normally means it is an officially licensed re-release of a record) or even a pressing (which is northern soul record collecting speak for a bootleg - where the rights holder hasn't been paid for the reissue). Pressings were rife in the 70s and still are - and some are collectors items in their own right (and so might sell for a lot more that £10!)
If you are DJing with vinyl, you will find there is a massive hornets nest to poke if you want to argue the toss about whether or not you should be allowed to DJ with reissues or bootlegs. Some people do, and lots of venues (and punters) aren't bothered as long as it sounds OK, and equally, lots of other venues (and punters) care very very much if bootlegs and reissues are played out and fervently believe that original vinyl only should be played at northern soul venues. You could argue that as long as people know what to expect, it's up to them - but as I said, it's a massive topic that has been the subject of hundreds of online threads and debates and I'm not going to re-hash it here!
Having said that, you can, of course, find some original northern soul 45s for sale for under £10 - not all records sell for massive high prices. So the records you find here won't necessarily all be reissues or bootlegs.
Anyway, you're here because you want northern soul records that are under £10. Here you go.
Make sure you check the condition of the record before you order.
Northern Soul over £100 for sale
The value and the price of a northern soul 45 can vary from week to week in some cases. Rare soul 45s go up and down in popularity and over the last 10 years or so, the general trend is that prices have gone up and up. Classic "top 100" northern soul oldies which have always been considered to be rare have particularly increased in value to the point where, a bit like London house prices, if you were starting to collect "from scratch" now, you'd need to have quite a lot of money if you wanted to try and buy the very top end of the northern soul 45 scene- which can often change hands these days for £5000-£10000+ in some cases.