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Rare Soulman is one of Northern Souler’s favourite sites. It’s, quite simply an online rare vinyl record store run by John Manship Records. Here users get unrivalled access to distinctive vinyl from the following genre’s: Northern Soul 45s, Motown Vinyl, Jazz Vinyl, Reggae VinylRock & Pop and many more. Not only can you buy rare vinyl from the shop, you can also sell your vinyl as well.


John Manship Records have been supplying collectors worldwide with rare vinyl for since 1969. They are universally recognised as a world authorities on rare soul vinyl. Their whole stock has been handpicked and is arguably the most comprehensive stock of rare soul anywhere in the world.

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The Stock

Within our stock of over 500,000 45’s, 15,000 Lp’s & 12″ discs. We cover extensively Northern Soul 45s, 70’s & 80’s soul dance 45’s, Funk 45s, 12″ Disco & 45s, Soul & Jazz Lp’s & CDs, Soul Group Harmony 45’s, Tamla Motown 45’s, Southern & Deep Soul, 60’s R&B plus Ska & Reggae. We also carry collectable Rock vinyl or all genres. This is an ever-changing stock of rare and collectable vinyl.

Our Guides

From our 37 years experience, we produce World Renowned concise Price Guides for both USA release and UK release rare soul 45s. Each guide contains fully listings of A & B sides, Label and Label numbers and current values of individual records. This way you can be sure when buying your rare vinyl records, that you’re getting an original rather than a dreaded bootleg.

Our most recent, comprehensive guide includes the Manship Collectors Guide Edition 7. You can take a sneak peak into this guide using part 1 of our YouTube video. Already seen part 1? Here is part 2.

Along with the collector’s guides, Rare Soul provides useful content to help all vinyl collectors, clean, care and repair their vinyl. Head over to the Rare Soulman blog in order to get the latest vinyl tips.

Our Auctions

On the site, you can get involved with vinyl auctions to bid on great, rare records that aren’t always easy to get your hands on. Not only this, but Rare Soulman auctions often contain some of the best vinyl bargains available online. Interested?

Be sure to check the closing date and time for each record to ensure you don’t miss out on the best bids. Our auction stock dramatically changes, with an emphasis on the rarely seen and high-quality conditions. Final prices vary from as little as £20 to as much as £6,000 and beyond. Whether it’s soul records or rock & pop vinyl, find the perfect additions to your collection in best possible condition.

The condition and authenticity of all the records in our auction section are always carefully and closely scrutinised.

Check Out Our YouTube

Want to know what Rare Soul is selling? Take a look at the John Manship YouTube channel to find the latest vinyl records they’ve got in stock. You can also find videos of John Manship himself talking you through his top tips for vinyl collecting and more.



Other Social Channels

Not on YouTube? You can also find Rare Soulman on Instagram and Facebook. Stay in the know of what’s going on at Rare Soul so you can keep up to date with us.

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