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ok, i am relatively new to soul. i see people buying and selling stuff for 100s (maybe thousands) of pounds, but i am still discovering new, great stuff for only about 10 bucks. i feel like (at least hope) there is still plenty out there at the "low end" before i have to spend big dollars.

so.... if your entire soul 45 collection burned up in a fire (god forbid), and you had 50 pounds to restart it, what are the 5 best singles could you buy for that?

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ok, i am relatively new to soul. i see people buying and selling stuff for 100s (maybe thousands) of pounds, but i am still discovering new, great stuff for only about 10 bucks. i feel like (at least hope) there is still plenty out there at the "low end" before i have to spend big dollars.

so.... if your entire soul 45 collection burned up in a fire (god forbid), and you had 50 pounds to restart it, what are the 5 best singles could you buy for that?

1 Dells - Make Sure

2 Ruby Winters - Sweetheart thing

3 Presidents - I'm still dancing

4 Tyrone Davis - Turn back the hands of time

5 Cooking on 3 burners - This girl

That would be my five ..though using US ebay I suspect that these 5 would come for 50 dollars rather than pounds.

What would your five be mate?

I would be interested to see what cheaper records people on here would concider there must haves.

cheers , Daniel.

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Superlatives-Lonely in a crowd

Precisions-If this is love

Dells-Make sure

Gene Chandler-Nothing can stop me

Darrell Bank-Open the door to your heart

and if sth. left

Chimes-Beginning of my life

Edited by HBoogaloo

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any five fom my current ebay saleswicked.gif. seriously tho what about these 5

1 gene chandler - after the laughter ( checker) still nowt on ebay

2 coke escovedo - make it sweet ( mercury)

3 chapter 8 - lets get together( ariola)

4 american gypsy -10,000 miles ( chess)

5 al green - you ought to be with me ( hi)

dave

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any five fom my current ebay sales:wicked:. seriously tho what about these 5

dave

..............and any five from www.soulmusic.co.uk whistling

Well if it was OK for you :laugh:

e.g.

Dells - Make sure (on virtually everybodys list!!!)

Stanley Williams - Count the days (Killer!)

Gloria Shannon - Tears (sublime!)

Frederick Knight - When it ain't right with my baby (great 70's dancer)

Betty Wright - To love and be loved (Great Crossover chugger!)

There ya go - bang on £50 :yes:

Cheers

Steve

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What a question....soooo many great tunes to be had.

many of the above tunes would be right up there, Superlatives, American Gypsy, Gloria Shannon etc but i'd go for these purely 'cause There's too many to pick from and Jimmy Robins is the ultimate deep track (IMO).

C.M. Lord - Oh Mama

John Edwards - messing up a good thing

Dells - Make sure (the best Soul tune ever?)

Lucifer - Don't you think

Jimmy Robins - I made it over/Can't please you

gary

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Guest Nick Harrison

And you can also purchase these delights for £10.00 pounds each................US 45's - still today.

Lenny Williams - Since I Meet You (Motown)

James Bradley - I Cant Get Enough Of Your Love (Malaco)

Willie Clayton - Too Many Love Pains (Kristee)

Lenny Welch - Just What I Need (Big Apple)

King Floyd - Im Gonna Fall In Love With You (Chimneyville)

Paulette Reeves - Jazz Freak (Blue Candle)

Mavis Staples - Love Gone Bad (Phono)

S.o.u.l - This Time Around (Musicor) ....................................whistling

Like Gazman states ...............far too many to list. I would pick any 5 from these 8.

Edited by Nick Harrison

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Superlatives-Lonely in a crowd

Precisions-If this is love

Dells-Make sure

Gene Chandler-Nothing can stop me

Darrell Bank-Open the door to your heart

and if sth. left

Chimes-Beginning of my life

That's six, take out SUperlatives (sorry, I think is horrible), and you've got a great list.

Anything by Edwin Starr on Ric tic. Anything from 60s Detroit (incluiding Motown)...

Off the top of my head:

Precisions - If this is love

Edwin Starr - SOS

The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears

Bobby Bland - Shoes

Artistics - Hope We Have

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jimmy robins - i cant please you
edwin starr - i have faith in you
barbara mercer - nobody loves you like me
barbara acklin - love makes a woman j
john andrea - let it ride

oh and not forgettin :-

cody black - going going gone (rambrock) tenner record that sounds like it should be in the 3 figure £££ category.....

.....anyone know why there are both red and blue labels releases on this?

Edited by grant

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Grant

I was always led to believe the Red issues were a little later. Though there's not much in it pricewise.

Also blue demo copies are around with a star on them if I remember rightly.

My 5 at the moment would be.

I Think I Found a Love-J J Barnes-Ric-Tic (flip to Please let me in)

Tighten Up Your Own Thing-Etta James-Checker

Billy Stewart-I Do Love You-Chess

Jackie Wilson-I'm The One To Do It-Brunswick

Earl Harrison-Humphrey Stomp.

Kev

Edited by Kev Moore

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Grant

I was always led to believe the Red issues were a little later. Though there's not much in it pricewise.

Also blue demo copies are around with a star on them if I remember rightly.

My 5 at the moment would be.

I Think I Found a Love-J J Barnes-Ric-Tic (flip to Please let me in)

Tighten Up Your Own Thing-Etta James-Checker

Billy Stewart-I Do Love You-Chess

Jackie Wilson-I'm The One To Do It-Brunswick

Earl Harrison-Humphrey Stomp.

Kev

thanks Kev, always wondered which came first, think youre right about the pricing though, both always seem to fetch the samethumbsup.gif

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That's six, take out SUperlatives (sorry, I think is horrible), and you've got a great list.

Anything by Edwin Starr on Ric tic. Anything from 60s Detroit (incluiding Motown)...

Off the top of my head:

Precisions - If this is love

Edwin Starr - SOS

The Miracles - The Tracks Of My Tears

Bobby Bland - Shoes

Artistics - Hope We Have

artistics would be my number 6.

can't get enough of this record...both sides.

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Well Nick Harrison has suggested the first thing I'd buy, S.O.U.L."This Time Around" Musicor. The best £15 you could ever spend imo.

And I'll get slated for this, sorry Mr Plumbwhistling but I really can't see what the attraction is for the Dells " Make Sure" I love the Dells but this really does leave me cold.

Hate mail by pm only please :laugh:

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Artistics - What Happened - Brunswick

Mighty Marvellows - Towns Too Much - ABC

Mighty Marvellows - Talkin Bout Ya Baby - ABC - everyone should have a copy of this record!

Lovemasters - Pushing & Pulling - Jacklyn

Metros - Time Changes Things - RCA

Now that's what I call £50 well spent :thumbup:

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Artistics - What Happened - Brunswick

Mighty Marvellows - Towns Too Much - ABC

Mighty Marvellows - Talkin Bout Ya Baby - ABC - everyone should have a copy of this record!

Lovemasters - Pushing & Pulling - Jacklyn

Metros - Time Changes Things - RCA

Now that's what I call £50 well spent thumbup.gif

Nearly hundred quids worth there Joan? wicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gif

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sorry to dappen things but you'd be hard pressed to complete these lists for fifty quid,obviously all originals and graded atleast Ex,put the postage on top and you must be closing in on a ton,imho that is smile.gif

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Nearly hundred quids worth there Joan? wicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gifwicked.gif

Maybe if I was buying them off you :thumbup:

Only kidding.

That's the thing with prices, one person thinks they are a tenner, others say they are £20.

I don't think it would be too hard to get this lot for somewhere around £50 ish :thumbup:

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Maybe if I was buying them off you laugh.gif Only kidding. That's the thing with prices, one person thinks they are a tenner, others say they are £20. I don't think it would be too hard to get this lot for somewhere around £50 ish biggrin.gif
yes.gif agree just totalled my five what they all cost me (in EX to M condition between between them) £48.00tongue.gif Edited by grant

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Here are my 5, with the exception of Edwin Starr IMO all good double siders.

Joe Wilson – Sweetness/When A Man Cries – Dynamo

Bettye Swann – Make Me Yours/I Will Not Cry – Money

Edwin Starr – Back Street – Ric-Tic

Joe Valentine – I Can't Stand To See You Go/One Night Of Satisfaction – Ronn

Linda Jones – I Can't Stand It/Give My Love A Try – Loma

Should be able to pick the lot up for 50 quid or less.

OR

Pick any 5 from the 8 below...... You cant go wrong......

Quiet Elegance - Do You Love Me/I'm Afraid Of Losing You

Quiet Elegance - I Need Love/Mama Said

Quiet Elegance - You've Got My Mind Messed Up/I Need Love

Quiet Elegance - Love Will Make You Feel Better/Will You Be My Man

Quiet Elegance - Have You Been Making Out O.K?/Do You Love Me

Quiet Elegance - Your Love Is Strange/Love Will Make You Feel Better

Quiet Elegance - After You/Something That You Got

Quiet Elegance - Roots Of Love/How's Your Lovelife?

John

Edited by John Reed

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finding a great tune you dont get board with and that isnt a filler is just as good a buzz as those big tickets you been searchin for and useing the plastic on i reckon !

these are mine with prices paid...

how could it be/esquires...awesome uptempo crossover 5

love is the master/bob brady...classic written by gordy beautiful...5

prove it everyday/shirley wahls...quality of her other bigger tunes...5

dont leave me/admirations...fave with alot of peeps...10

searching for my baby..bobby mcclure (i think,im at work)...beautiful slowy...5

and one for luck.....

fear of losing you/platters...bought it blind for 3..not sure at first but once it got its hooks in me couldnt stop playing it !

dean

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Fantastic choice John as usual.

My choices

Soul children - midnight sunshine

Bobby womack - I don't want to be hurt by your love again

Bobby patterson - if you hadn't slipped up and got caught

Dells - The love we had stayed on my mind

Arthur Conley - put our love together/b side of Funky st

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my five at the moment...

impressions - gypsy woman -abc ...never tire of this...

sunny carrington - the girl every guy should know - deep

edwin starr - agent double o soul ric tic

parliaments - dont be sore at me - revilot

artistics - hope we have - brunswick..

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sorry to dappen things but you'd be hard pressed to complete these lists for fifty quid,obviously all originals and graded atleast Ex,put the postage on top and you must be closing in on a ton,imho that is smile.gif

Well my five selections are exactly £50 all Ex and all for sale as of 07/01/2010.................mind you there's £2 postage on it so that takes it to £52 blush.gif

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Maybe if I was buying them off you laugh.gif

Only kidding.

That's the thing with prices, one person thinks they are a tenner, others say they are £20.

I don't think it would be too hard to get this lot for somewhere around £50 ish biggrin.gif

Cheeky bugger laugh.gif

They'd probably be more than a ton from me, as I currently have Ex copies of Mighty Marvelows - Talkin @£25, Lovemasters @£30 and Metros @£25.........................but I agree a bit of nosing around would get them cheaper (cue - someone will now post ebay links to all of them 'buy it now' at a fiver each laugh.giflaugh.giflaugh.gif )

All good fun anyway wink.gif

Cheers

Steve

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thanks to you all!

i am printing off these lists and will get busy searching these out (i only own about 20% of the stuff on your lists).

i looked at my recent purchases and have found five that i got for under 10 (USD) that i cherish:

Jimmy Norman - i don't love you no more

Joan Moody - music to my ears

Carol Slade - i wanna know right now

Bunny and Cindy - sure didn't take long

Jackie Wilson - i still love you

Edited by ljblanken

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For that budget ? 5 super lil motown and a slap up chicken dinner for two

Marv Johnson - You Got The Love I Love - Gordy

Jr. Walker - I'm So Glad - Soul

Gladys Knight - I Wish It Would Rain - Soul

Fantastic Four - I Love You Madly - Soul

Jr. Walker - Clinging To The Thought That She's Coming Back - Soul

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For that budget ? 5 super lil motown and a slap up chicken dinner for two

Marv Johnson - You Got The Love I Love - Gordy

Jr. Walker - I'm So Glad - Soul

Gladys Knight - I Wish It Would Rain - Soul

thumbsup.gifFantastic Four - I Love You Madly - Soul

Jr. Walker - Clinging To The Thought That She's Coming Back - Soul

Super record and rarely away from my turntable at home.

Kev

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Heres my 5 for £50 and probably alittle bit of change for the postage

The Esquires - The feelings Gone - Bunky

Billy Stewart - No Girl - Chess

Willie Gresham & Free food ticket - I cried Boo hoo - Majesty

3rd time around - Soon everythings gonna be alright - Denine

Razzy - I hate hate - MGM

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My five would be

Masqueraders - I aint gonna stop - AGP

E.J & The Echoes - Put a smile on your face - Diamond Jim

Keni Lewis - Ain't gonna make it easy - De-vel

Jean Wells - What have i got to lose - Calla

Joe Tex - All the heaven a man really needs - Dial

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My 5...

Edwin Starr - SOS/I Have Faith In You - RicTic

David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love - Motown

Garland Green - Jealous Kind Of Fella - Uni

Hollidays - I'll Love You Forever - Golden World

Jackie Wilson - Sweetest Feeling - Brunswick

Think you wouldn't be too far off £50, not with some sellers on Ebay stateside anyway.

If you had cash in your pocket, you could do worse than seek out Des Parker's sales at any event that he's at. good.gif

Edited by Supercorsa

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Here's 5 Soul diamonds that piss over many 3 or 4 figure records...

FANTASTIC FOUR - As long as I live - RIC TIC

JACKIE WILSON - What a lovely way - BRUNSWICK

ARTHUR CONLEY - Put our love together - ATCO

EDWIN STARR - If my heart could tell the story - GORDY

THE MAGIC TONES - I love the life I live - MAMS

Easily obtainable within that budget and mighty fine records all of them.thumbsup.gif

Edited by chorleysoul

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Sam cooke - Sugar dumpling

Third Degree - Mercy

Jackie Wilson and Chi Lites - Don't Burn No Bridges

Otis Redding - Papa's got a Brand New Bag

The Honey Cone - While You Out Looking for Sugar

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You know I'm only kidding Stevo.

Even at a £100 you have to admit you get five belting records.

Every one a winner and good enough to grace any playlist thumbup.gif

Now that I agree 100% with Joan thumbsup.gifthumbsup.gifthumbsup.gif

Cheers

Steve

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My five would be

Masqueraders - I aint gonna stop - AGP

E.J & The Echoes - Put a smile on your face - Diamond Jim

Keni Lewis - Ain't gonna make it easy - De-vel

Jean Wells - What have i got to lose - Calla

Joe Tex - All the heaven a man really needs - Dial

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5 absolute belting records but someone needs to tell me where they are getting their records from as I make that a hundred quids worth worth easy???? wink.gif

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ha ha. keep 'em coming folks! i went on a bit of a record spree over the holidays - so am waiting until my wife releases more funds for me to waste.

but when she does i am searching for these gems! thanks again!

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Five from me:

TSU Toranados - Gotta Get Through To You

Herbs - Put a Hurting On My Heart

Lou Rawls - When Love Goes Wrong

Norfleet Cousins - Brown Eyed Devil

Buddy Kennedy - Don't Leave

All worth picking up and can be less than $10

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ok, i am relatively new to soul. i see people buying and selling stuff for 100s (maybe thousands) of pounds, but i am still discovering new, great stuff for only about 10 bucks. i feel like (at least hope) there is still plenty out there at the "low end" before i have to spend big dollars.

so.... if your entire soul 45 collection burned up in a fire (god forbid), and you had 50 pounds to restart it, what are the 5 best singles could you buy for that?

Most of Jackie wilsons singles are a good place to start then Bobby Bland , The Impressions..

these are still affordable and long lasting sounds.

cheers Frank

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Superlatives-Lonely in a crowd

Precisions-If this is love

Dells-Make sure

Gene Chandler-Nothing can stop me

Darrell Bank-Open the door to your heart

and if sth. left

Chimes-Beginning of my life

3 tunes there, totally agree with their quality!

I remember hearing "Make Sure" around 1991 in a club in Gloucester and couldnt believe I'd never heard it before and that it was in my price range (a fiver I think)

It still sounds good now - what price if it was rare - a tenner?

The Chimes I heard in the pub at Prestatyn - where all the best mid tempo cheapies are played - the best sets, imo, are played here.

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My five would be

Masqueraders - I aint gonna stop - AGP

E.J & The Echoes - Put a smile on your face - Diamond Jim

Keni Lewis - Ain't gonna make it easy - De-vel

Jean Wells - What have i got to lose - Calla

Joe Tex - All the heaven a man really needs - Dial

:smile:

Yes! I've just got them there Masqeuraders for less than a tenner including the postage from the US. What a great little tune from a great little group... Trouble is it's hard to key the name into searches on the Evil Bay cos the spelling is hard and its easily mispelled - so hopefully my copy of "How Big Is Big" won't get found and I'll buy it for peanuts!

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Artistics - What Happened - Brunswick

Mighty Marvellows - Towns Too Much - ABC

Mighty Marvellows - Talkin Bout Ya Baby - ABC - everyone should have a copy of this record!

Lovemasters - Pushing & Pulling - Jacklyn

Metros - Time Changes Things - RCA

Now that's what I call £50 well spent :thumbup:

Oh - great record but shhhhhhhh - I've just missed out on two of these and don't want the price going all the way over a tenner ha ha

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Girl I Need You - Artistics (2 Good Sides)

Cloudy Day - Doug Gibbs

I Can't Make It Anymore Spyder Turner (2 Good Sides)

Time - Edwin Starr (2 Good Sides)

Soul Improvisations - Van McCoy.

I reckon even Plumby could sell you them for less than 50 quid including P&P.whistling

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3 tunes there, totally agree with their quality!

I remember hearing "Make Sure" around 1991 in a club in Gloucester and couldnt believe I'd never heard it before and that it was in my price range (a fiver I think)

It still sounds good now - what price if it was rare - a tenner?

The Chimes I heard in the pub at Prestatyn - where all the best mid tempo cheapies are played - the best sets, imo, are played here.

question.... i just got the superlatives. i think "lonely in a crowd" is pleasant enough - but the flip ("i don't know how (to say i love you) don't walk away") is AMAZING. am i the only one who thinks it totally outshines the A-side?

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Five of my current favourites, well under 50 quids worth.

Jimmy Ruffin - Everybody needs love.

Jimmy Cliff - Give and take

Dells - Hallways of my mind

Stevie Wonder - Contract on love

Tams - Laugh at the world

Should have enough left to buy another 5 thumbup.gif

Edited by soulsteve

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question.... i just got the superlatives. i think "lonely in a crowd" is pleasant enough - but the flip ("i don't know how (to say i love you) don't walk away") is AMAZING. am i the only one who thinks it totally outshines the A-side?

I'm with you on this one.

Two good sides but the the mid tempo flip really is the business.

On the topic of double siders , I picked up Jackie Wilson - The love is real / Love Uprising for about 7 bux the other day. What a cracking record , both sides deliver the goods.

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Girl I Need You - Artistics (2 Good Sides)

Cloudy Day - Doug Gibbs

I Can't Make It Anymore Spyder Turner (2 Good Sides)

Time - Edwin Starr (2 Good Sides)

Soul Improvisations - Van McCoy.

I reckon even Plumby could sell you them for less than 50 quid including P&P.whistling

Nope!

£15

£10

£15

£15

£10

Total = £65 (postage extra :wicked: )

ebay will of course throw them up much cheaper whistling .................but will they be in Ex/Mint condition :no:

Flipping great selections though Andy!

Cheers

Steve

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This topic could have a forum of its own...

5 tunes so close to my heart... And oh soul full of what i like in soul music..

Ural thomas... Pain is the name of your game.. for the folk who like the deep deep soul, the vocal will knock your socks off.. I call these tunes " the wrist slashers", me and Nick Hacket delight in these after a long weekend... flip side... Since you went away is also a firm choice of a few folk, nice ballad, fatastic voice indeed with sweet flute intro.. ( a Richard Bergman special )

Fab Traits.... Love is strange, monster soul funk track that i have played for many many years.. Then i only flipped it over a coujple of years ago and found one of the sweetest deep soul sides ever called Lonely man( another top wrist slasher )..

Take away the Tams.... quality early Soul/ RnB TRACK thats caught many folk out.. played this to many who have it and had not flipped it over.. The big A- SIDE is Hey Girl don't bother me..

Bill Withers... Harlem..... Another b-side of epic proportions... As folk say, hear it out loud, it just builds and builds and builds, a true delight.. The A side needs no introduction..

Betty Swan... My heart is closed for the season.... Once played this to a guy in LA and he fell off his chair.. Picked himself up and was offering me a blank cheque for a copy.. Told him to do a little search and left it at that.. He contact me to say that he found a copy for £5..

I could name a thousand more... Just dig deep into them boxes and find quality tunes that aint been battered to death and go for silly cash.. Its great to see certain events can now feature tunes like these..

That lot should be about £50 or less if you dig around...

Got a few off the lists above in the last few days.. Thanks so much for the info on quality/ cheap tuuuuunes..

steve x

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