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I was think about trying to get a coupled of records autographed tommorow night. I just wondered if anybody has done it and regreted it? Anybody could scrawl on the label and claim it's authentic. Do you think it effects the value? Maybe I'll just ask them to sign the no 'northern' side?

(Maybe they'll have a fit of peak in seeing a record that never made them a dime and is worth money now and snap it! ) :rolleyes:

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Guest Andy BB

Just get them to sign a sleeve and then (here's the clever bit) keep their record in that very same sleeve.

I should charge for such brilliant advice.

By the way - does anybody called Dave want to buy a dedicated sleeve from Barbara Lynn? I did think of changing my name, if only it would have been signed to John, or Nigel or even Tarquin.

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Just get them to sign a sleeve and then (here's the clever bit) keep their record in that very same sleeve.

I should charge for such brilliant advice.

By the way - does anybody called Dave want to buy a dedicated sleeve from Barbara Lynn? I did think of changing my name, if only it would have been signed to John, or Nigel or even Tarquin.

My mate Rodney says he'll have it.

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Just get them to sign the sleeve or a flyer,got a few over the years,Lou Ragland,Brenda Hollaway,Popcorn Wylie,ect, and this one from the great Sam Dees.............. Dave f.........

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I got a gret name stamp if anyone wants my name on their records!

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Usually a bad idea since it decreases the value of the record in most cases. It is a bad idea if you care about the second hand value of your records anyway.

Perhaps the amount of potential decrease depend on the intrinsic value of the records? Do you think it would have the same effect (% loss) on 'A Family' or 'Warning', as opposed to 'That's The Same Thing' or 'No One To Love'

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"This Time" signed by Ray Pollard ___Pricelesss !

but I wouldn't let him sign UK "Drifter "Demo !!! UK collectors are more fussy prefaring MINT records and sleves

Can't imagine selling either one.

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Just get them to sign the sleeve or a flyer,got a few over the years,Lou Ragland,Brenda Hollaway,Popcorn Wylie,ect, and this one from the great Sam Dees.............. Dave f.........

I go a bit of Major Lance's shirt once,he through it in the audience at the california ballroom, and about 6 or 8 people endend up fighting an the shirt got ripped up, I remember seeing someone leaving wearing the collar, & a few other people wearing cuffs. I got him to sign my bit of rag, but it is all blurry now

B

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A couple of years ago I was looking to buy a copy of Terry Callier's Ordinary Joe on 45. I had credit with a certain record dealer and at an event he said "you were looking for a copy of this, weren't you, Gareth?" He showed me two copies of the 45; "The first one's mint and the second copy's got writing all over the label: it's fifty quid less." I looked at the offending WOL. It was Terry Callier's autograph. I'm ashamed to say I took the minter.

Another story concerns two esteemed members of this very board. Can "Tommy Walsh" or Mick Smith please tell the story of their respective autographed Velvelettes 45s. Surely one of the funniest weekender stories ever.

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Guest Richard Bergman

My mate Rodney says he'll have it.

Soul Source joke of the day :rolleyes::thumbsup:

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Bloody hell !!

how many arms did he have?

it was one of those dress shirts with the frills and the long double cuffs, so maybe the cuffs got ripped as well, I wonder who had his cuff links ?

B

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Way back at the Stafford Lorraine Chandler/Eddie Parker gig 1982/83 i handed Lorraine her three RCA white demo's and before i knew it she had signed all three top sides, now at first i thought bugger now on reflection as i still have the records some twenty years later how cool is that? i have no intention of selling them as they are special and personal to me, i tend to just get the covers signed now but when the artists have a good album such as Baby Washington on Veep i get those signed, i'm a bit of an autograph freak having several framed and glazed items on the walls at home, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, personal one off's from Bobby Bland, Bettye Lavette, Lavern Baker etc. it's top notch and looks fantastic in a frame, so go for a flyer, original press photos if you can get them.....I have 'How', 'I Got The Power, 'How Big Is Big, ready in nice new covers and can't wait to get The Masqueraders to sign them oh and thank them for making some wonderful records, Oh and a green Sidra 45 for a certain little lady from Detroit to sign.......this weekend is gonna be ' So Real'.......lol

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

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I go a bit of Major Lance's shirt once,he through it in the audience at the california ballroom, and about 6 or 8 people endend up fighting an the shirt got ripped up, I remember seeing someone leaving wearing the collar, & a few other people wearing cuffs. I got him to sign my bit of rag, but it is all blurry now

B

I was there that night and also got a bit of his white shirt and got it signed but no idea where it is now!

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it was one of those dress shirts with the frills and the long double cuffs, so maybe the cuffs got ripped as well, I wonder who had his cuff links ?

i was at that and my mate got a sleeve beat me to it the git he's still got it and still won't give it to me.must have been about 1975 if my crap memory serves me right.

B

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Perhaps the amount of potential decrease depend on the intrinsic value of the records? Do you think it would have the same effect (% loss) on 'A Family' or 'Warning', as opposed to 'That's The Same Thing' or 'No One To Love'

Good question. Perhaps it might increase the value on some titles. I guess it also depends on how common the autographs are, if the artis is available to make new autographs, if he is dead, and so on. It seems that autographs have never been a big thing on the soul scene but it might matter to some perhaps?

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What do you reckon my signed WD copy of Troy Dodds on El Camino is worth?

Would say it's a genuine 60s autograph at the time of the release, since it's the other side that is signed, along with several other signatures, presumably his band and one of the writers of the 45.

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Theres the wonderfull story of Gilly standing in Johnnie Mae Matthews Kitchen as she danced around and signed his copy of "i have no Choice" it was all videoed.

Gilly sold the single to andy dyson then Dave and Bri Pinches had it, they then traded it with gaz steele and he still has it, wonder if the video along with the single would be worth much.....nice nostalgia piece

Geeooooordie

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I was think about trying to get a coupled of records autographed tommorow night. I just wondered if anybody has done it and regreted it? Anybody could scrawl on the label and claim it's authentic. Do you think it effects the value? Maybe I'll just ask them to sign the no 'northern' side?

(Maybe they'll have a fit of peak in seeing a record that never made them a dime and is worth money now and snap it! ) thumbsup.gif

Simon i'll gladly take that TOS record off your hands even with all the scrawl all over it thumbsup.gif

Nogin

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What do you reckon my signed WD copy of Troy Dodds on El Camino is worth?

Would say it's a genuine 60s autograph at the time of the release, since it's the other side that is signed, along with several other signatures, presumably his band and

one of the writers of the 45.

mmmmmmm...WOL worthless my friend...please send it to my house for humane burial....

it will be exhumed as soon as you have left the house and loved tenderly by me forever

ermmm I've just got in from your luvverly R&B room...my brain dosent seem to be working very well :huh:

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At Prestatyn, my good mate Pat from Egham (well hammered at the time) bought a new CD from Lou Pride and had the great man personally sign it.

In the morning there was an almighty groan....."aah fcuk it i've only got him to sign the cellophane wrapper!"

As Brett says, good comedy writes itself.

Col.

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Got to see the Fith Dimension Down Under about 8 years ago , still had the original 3 members but not of course Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jnr.

Being the anorak that I am , I hung around after the gig and got Florence LaRue Gordon (the original co - female lead with Marilyn McCoo) to sign a rare Oz EP of theirs.

Anyway as she was signing , I took a punt and asked her if she ever remembered doing a record with the group on the Bronco label when they were called the Versatiles .... and without any hesitation whatsoever she started singing out aloud "You may not have such sparkling personality ... etc etc ... but You're Good Enough For Me ........ " !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was gobsmacked of course !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A lovely lady to boot !!!!

Brilliant record too , deserves re activation !!!

:yes:

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Have a copy of "Al Scott" with the words "To Audrey from the best of Al Scott" written on it, which doesn't quite make sense, and curiously is written on the "What Happened" side, which was the intended "B" side, so maybe Audrey was giving this side a few spins in her New York home way before, way before the "Casino" had turned onto it!

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Had Garland Green autograph the label of "Girl I love You" many moons ago late 80s/early 90s in a weekender (must have been Cleethorpes or Yarmouth??) - "To Richard" etc - looks like if I ever do sell it, I'll have to find another Richard to flog it to :yes: . I seem to recall him in an all white outfit - bloody legendry though all the same. I was also ecstatic getting an autograph from Lorraine Chandler (on paper). Tragically (as a welshman) I had mixed emotions when I read it - "Richard, you're England's blessing" !!! :D

Rich

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