I’ve never really understood Northern Soul, a peculiarly British phenomenon where obscure Motown and Motown-like R&B/soul recordings are treasured like diamond-infused slabs of platinum. And because these 7-inch singles are insanely rare, aficionados are willing to spend insane amounts to acquire certain records.
Lee Jeffries is one of those people. The man from Leicestershire in the UK just grabbed a copy of “Do I Love You” by Frank Wilson, a song rejected by Motown. As a result, only a tiny number of 45s were pressed up.
How much? The selling price wasn’t disclosed, but it was more than the £25,742 (close to $45,000 CAD) it sold for back in 2009. This sale makes it the most expensive 7-inch single of all time.
Read more (and see some pictures) here.