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can anyone pls tell me who first played this, and when, and where?

failing that, roughly when and where?

cheers all

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can anyone pls tell me who first played this, and when, and where?

failing that, roughly when and where?

cheers all

Bought mine at the Casino in 78 ish so I knew it before then. Can't remember what I paid but it was relatively expensive then £20ish I guess. Can't for the life of me remember who was playing it though I was a bit of a Pat Brady follower but may not have been Pat.

So all in all a clear as mud :lol: as usual :shades:

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Bought mine at the Casino in 78 ish so I knew it before then. Can't remember what I paid but it was relatively expensive then £20ish I guess. Can't for the life of me remember who was playing it though I was a bit of a Pat Brady follower but may not have been Pat.

So all in all a clear as mud :unsure: as usual ph34r.gif

that's great ged thanks

never a big sound at the casino though from what you say?

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can anyone pls tell me who first played this, and when, and where?

failing that, roughly when and where?

cheers all

I dont think that it has ever been 'big' any were, I 've always thought of this as being more of a collectors record that gets an odd spin on occasions. It has always been quite a hard piece. IMO this deserves to be massive.....................love it, now some one post up & tell me I'm talking boll***s :unsure:ph34r.gif:lol::lol:

Russ

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I dont think that it has ever been 'big' any were, I 've always thought of this as being more of a collectors record that gets an odd spin on occasions. It has always been quite a hard piece. IMO this deserves to be massive.....................love it, now some one post up & tell me I'm talking boll***s :unsure:ph34r.gif:lol::lol:

Russ

I think it has always been too rare to be that big but I fell in love with it on first hearing. I don't usually play it but gave it an outing when on at Soul or Nothing, thought they were the right crowd to appreciate it. Another underplayed underappreciated oldie there are sooooooo many

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I dont think that it has ever been 'big' any were, I 've always thought of this as being more of a collectors record that gets an odd spin on occasions. It has always been quite a hard piece. IMO this deserves to be massive.....................love it, now some one post up & tell me I'm talking boll***s :unsure::lol:thumbsup.gif:lol:

Russ

Not boll***s at all Russ! Great record. I got it off Ian Stewart early 80s for £4 - didn't know it but when I heard it bought it because it sounded great. Used to play it around South Bucks nites early/mid 80s. As you say, never been a regular spin as far as I'm aware. I heard it out about 3 years back - Capitol Soul Club I think. Just the sort of tune you would've heard there.

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I dont think that it has ever been 'big' any were, I 've always thought of this as being more of a collectors record that gets an odd spin on occasions. It has always been quite a hard piece. IMO this deserves to be massive.....................love it, now some one post up & tell me I'm talking boll***s :lol:thumbsup.gif:yes::D

Russ

gotta agree with you Russ, can't really put this disc to any one particular dj and don't really recall it ever getting serious turntable action. should be bigger (and better) :unsure: than it is :lol:

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Dito to Mark White's comments i reckon Ian Stewart must have had two copies as i got the other one for about £6.00 you bugger Mark......lol, i have played it out now and again over the years, but as Ged said it's a very hard record to track down, i would suggest as hard as their other record to find maybe harder, always seems to sell around the £300.00 bracket and worth every penny a classy record that will have it's moment on the scene one day i'm sure.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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for anyone who maybe doesn't know the record, here is a soundfile of Bigger And Better.

this is taken from the double CD Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm And Blues, a great buy available at Amazon.

surprisingly it is produced by the Country Music Hall Of Fame but don't let that put you off, y'hear now, y'all.

lots of great blues, r&b and soul from the likes of Christine Kittrell, Little Hank, Esquerita (Eskew Reeder), Roscoe Shelton, Etta James, Arthur Alexander, Sam Baker, Bobby Hebb, Joe Simon and, of course, The Hytones.

not a lot of out-and-out northern stompers but as the cold winter nights draw in, picture yourself in your favourite armchair with this CD on, a big Glenmorangie in your fist and Rich Buckley's copy of Barely Legal 2 on the box, sound turned down of course

doesn't get much better

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for anyone who maybe doesn't know the record, here is a soundfile of Bigger And Better.

this is taken from the double CD Night Train To Nashville: Music City Rhythm And Blues, a great buy available at Amazon.

surprisingly it is produced by the Country Music Hall Of Fame but don't let that put you off, y'hear now, y'all.

lots of great blues, r&b and soul from the likes of Christine Kittrell, Little Hank, Esquerita (Eskew Reeder), Roscoe Shelton, Etta James, Arthur Alexander, Sam Baker, Bobby Hebb, Joe Simon and, of course, The Hytones.

not a lot of out-and-out northern stompers but as the cold winter nights draw in, picture yourself in your favourite armchair with this CD on, a big Glenmorangie in your fist and Rich Buckley's copy of Barely Legal 2 on the box, sound turned down of course

doesn't get much better

Hi Dan,

whats the Christine Kittrell track?

Just been on Amazon, no volume one, got volume two in stock so might order that one.

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Dito to Mark White's comments i reckon Ian Stewart must have had two copies as i got the other one for about £6.00 you bugger Mark......lol,

:unsure: Whatever happened to Ian Stewart?

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Hi Dan,

whats the Christine Kittrell track?

Just been on Amazon, no volume one, got volume two in stock so might order that one.

Hi Chalky

Both very bluesy and early numbers (album ranges from 1945 to 1970) and not of interest to the straightforward northern fan but nice for a change and a quiet night in.

Brief sound files attached, can do longer ones if anyone wants them.

1. L&N Special (presume this is the same L&N of the old Nine Below Zero favourite? Lionel hampton original I think?)

2. Sittin' Here Drinking

Dan

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Hi Chalky

Both very bluesy and early numbers (album ranges from 1945 to 1970) and not of interest to the straightforward northern fan but nice for a change and a quiet night in.

Brief sound files attached, can do longer ones if anyone wants them.

1. L&N Special (presume this is the same L&N of the old Nine Below Zero favourite? Lionel hampton original I think?)

2. Sittin' Here Drinking

Dan

Cheers for that Dan, just realised it's Kim Katrell "Did You See Her Last Night" that I'm after :D so if anyone got an mp3 of this old Colin Law biggie :D

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Not boll***s at all Russ! Great record. I got it off Ian Stewart early 80s for £4 - didn't know it but when I heard it bought it because it sounded great. Used to play it around South Bucks nites early/mid 80s. As you say, never been a regular spin as far as I'm aware. I heard it out about 3 years back - Capitol Soul Club I think. Just the sort of tune you would've heard there.

Dave Smith still has your old copy with the £6 price on it still in the same sleeve you sold it to him in?

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