It run from 1974/5 until 1980/81 and sold all genres of music with an upstairs Mail order section selling Soul.We put out regular soul lists and had a stock of over 75,000 soul imports in our upstairs warehouse. We had customers like Ian Levine, John Manship, Randy Couzins etc all well known names on the Northern Soul scene. In the shop we had thousands of second hand 45s & albums.Steve Bryant (another well known name on the Soul scene at that time) used to help out in the shop on Saturdays. We had to move out in the 80s when the council allowed a property company to buy the premises to build an office block which never actually happened.Shop is still there today as a wine bar. Anyway you have a great site just thought our shop may be of interest. Kind regard Jim Wilson.
I remember Ebony Sounds very well, I used to go there when I was a kid, from early 1978 until shortly before the shop closed. I used to look forward to taking my pocket money and picking up a couple of 60s/70s 45s and the odd LP at the weekends! There was also Roach's around the corner which seemed to have tons of racks of long-unsold early 70s prog. If I remember correctly they closed around the same time. Comment: Tony Swettenham.
(Oct 10, 2014) Mark Griffiths said:If I have it right Jim, you later had a shop in Chingford Mount Road next to a florists? I used to go in and chat to you quite often when I lived up there, and I still make the occasional purchase from your e-bay listings.