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just been playing some old records and put "the esquires listen to me" on was it covered up and if so what as and who by?

Not as far as i know,fairly well known for years,came out twice on

Bunky and Capitol.

Dave f...............

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The Esquires have made so many good records, what's surprising is that you never hear them played out

too true val just dug out how could it be and everybodys laughing sounded fookin great...

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The Esquires have made so many good records, what's surprising is that you never hear them played out

Totally agree my current fave is "You got the power" which is cheap as chips and sounds awesome followed by my sweet baby which is sheer class !

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just been playing some old records and put "the esquires listen to me" on was it covered up and if so what as and who by?

absolutely brilliant - the best £1. i spent last year - or many a year come to that (and i have played it out...)

i believe it was covered up "Flights of Fantasy" i think...

Edited by Dave Abbott

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p.p.s I'm not saying i believe in Guy Hennigan as some sort of idol - or that i have mentioned him before and am now doing again. what i mean is that i think it was him that covered it under that name because i heard it last year as that then went and bought the thing.

just wanted to clear my beliefs up.

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absolutely brilliant - the best £1. i spent last year - or many a year come to that (and i have played it out...)

i believe it was covered up "Flights of Fantasy" i think...

Loads of copies on the bay for less than a tenner!

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this was the b side to get on up wasn't it ?

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kev

heres another forgotten oldie

ESQUIRES - AND GET AWAY -

Its called " i know i can" but i don't have a copy anymore and can't find a soundfile ??

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Dave, you're spot on on both accounts, Guy Hennigan/Flights of Fantasy

When was it covered up?,this used to get plays at Cliff Steels do`s in

N/hton back in the 80s,can`t really see the point if it was a recent

cover up,but hey thats just my opinion :thumbsup:

Dave f........

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Loads of copies on the bay for less than a tenner!

Here's 3 Different Variations of the Bunky Label

Not sure if Darker Orange Scan (Red To Look At In Daylght) could be my scanner settings

& Light Orange Released at Slightly Different Times

The DEMO's are Almost Impossible to find so for a cheap as chips record as a Stock Copy

, worth looking out for.

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Bunky_7750_V_Light_Orange.gif Vinyl

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Edited by 45cellar

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Got the LP on a UK London release, and a latin soul take of 'Listen to me' (always thought the Esquires version was latinesque) by Ray Terrace on the House of Boogaloo LP on Tower.

Mark

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It was a nice surprise when I realised that the exact same recording of "When I'm Ready" that was issued as a Mill Evans 45 on TOU-SEA is included on that Esquires album. One side of his CONSTELLATION label 45 is also on the LP.

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It was a nice surprise when I realised that the exact same recording of "When I'm Ready" that was issued as a Mill Evans 45 on TOU-SEA is included on that Esquires album. One side of his CONSTELLATION label 45 is also on the LP.

THATS RIGHT.. THINGS WONT BE THE SAME THE B SIDE OF IVE GOTTA HAVE YOUR LOVE ON CONSTELLATION IS ON THE LP. SAME TAKE TOO. MY FAVE ON THE LP IS MY SWEET BABY. IT TOOK THEM 5 YEARS TO PUT THAT OUT ON A 45. ENDED UP ON THE FLIP OF HENRY RALPH ON HOT LINE IN 1972. STOCK COPY ONLY AND QUITE TUFF. WHEN ACTION PUT IT OUT IN THE UK IT WAS PROMOTED TO THE `A ` SIDE

DAVE

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THATS RIGHT.. THINGS WONT BE THE SAME THE B SIDE OF IVE GOTTA HAVE YOUR LOVE ON CONSTELLATION IS ON THE LP. SAME TAKE TOO. MY FAVE ON THE LP IS MY SWEET BABY. IT TOOK THEM 5 YEARS TO PUT THAT OUT ON A 45. ENDED UP ON THE FLIP OF HENRY RALPH ON HOT LINE IN 1972. STOCK COPY ONLY AND QUITE TUFF. WHEN ACTION PUT IT OUT IN THE UK IT WAS PROMOTED TO THE `A ` SIDE

DAVE

"My sweet baby" on Action is a very nice record!!!.

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GOT A NICE WHITE DEMO OF THIS ONE. NOT THAT COMMON EITHER

DAVE

Hi Dave

Appears to be true of most of The Esquires Stuff on Bunky.

Guessing there's West Coast & East Coast Variations too.

Either way, there can't have been many DEMO's made for some reason,

compared to the Stock Copies. This is the only Esquires Bunky DEMO that I have.

ESQUIRES - AND GET AWAY - (Soundclip from Refosoul Archive)

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Edited by 45cellar

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Hi Dave

Appears to be true of most of The Esquires Stuff on Bunky.

Guessing there's West Coast & East Coast Variations too.

Either way, there can't have been many DEMO's made for some reason,

compared to the Stock Copies. This is the only Esquires Bunky DEMO that I have.

ESQUIRES - AND GET AWAY - (Soundclip from Refosoul Archive)

Bunky_BNK-7752a_DJ.gif

SURE THERES A WHITE DEMO TO THIS AS WELL ROGER.

BRI PINCH

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When was it covered up?,this used to get plays at Cliff Steels do`s in

N/hton back in the 80s,can`t really see the point if it was a recent

cover up,but hey thats just my opinion :unsure:

Dave f........

I have a tape from the Great Yarmouth weekender radio station in 1990 and Guy H. plays it covered. Tho I have the feeling he wasn't really serious about it and meant it more tongue in cheek.

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The Esquires other Wand release, often over looked is worth checking out.

"I Don't Know/Part Angel Wand 1195 two really nice sides.

In response to Val's post that we don't hear records like this enough, sadly the uptown soul sound is out of vogue in England at present, maybe time for a change.

Dave.W

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Eeem you got one of these for a fiver Toad g.gif nice one

When I split from Brian and we negotiated who was having which records a few years back he charged me 50 bloody quid for this , mind you I would pay that today for such a great sound.

I too picked up the Lp quite some time back and found every track a gem , no one has mention girls in the city yet ?

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anybody got a spare copy ov this record and how much?

thanks..col.

Actually...Yes !! Pm me Sheddie......If you mean "My sweet baby" on Action....(sorry Mods.,-).

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Edited by KevH

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Here's another great double sider by them

Wow, Many Thanks for posting,

First Bunky White DEMO I have seen.

40 Years Collecting.

Surely can't be many about, even though as already mentioned Dave & John have some White Bunky DEMO's.

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The Esquires other Wand release, often over looked is worth checking out.

"I Don't Know/Part Angel Wand 1195 two really nice sides.

In response to Val's post that we don't hear records like this enough, sadly the uptown soul sound is out of vogue in England at present, maybe time for a change.

Dave.W

Brought "I don't know" back about 78 from a local shop. Was suprised then to hear the version by the Prime Ministers spun by Gary Spencer about 91/92? for a while, as it isn't a patch on the Esquires version.

Reviewed "How could it be" in issue 12 of Soul Renaissance, and heard out recently somewhere like the Attic or Disciples of Soul? Sounded brilliant.

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yes a fiver ! and mint ,i left 2 copies behind in a well known shop in birmingham recently but ive told people too go in and they just carnt be bothered !

i had £600 worth of 45s (book price ) for £30 a few weeks after !

dont go rushing ive cleared it out rolleyes.gif

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i wanted to scan the "Listen to me " side as well...but its misfiled....:unsure:..thats a good thread ...."45s "lost " in your collection which turn up years later"

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Edited by platters 81

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The Esquires other Wand release, often over looked is worth checking out.

"I Don't Know/Part Angel Wand 1195 two really nice sides.

In response to Val's post that we don't hear records like this enough, sadly the uptown soul sound is out of vogue in England at present, maybe time for a change.

Dave.W

I'd love to hear more too ....dj's ??

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I'd love to hear more too ....dj's ??

It depends on the venue,what time the dj is on,wether its a nighter etc.,or just a soul night.But i'm sure the more individual nites play this kinda soul.

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Wow, Many Thanks for posting,

First Bunky White DEMO I have seen.

40 Years Collecting.

Surely can't be many about, even though as already mentioned Dave & John have some White Bunky DEMO's.

couple of demos,unsure.gifph34r.gif

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