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For me it has to be the solid soul sensation lp with all the scepter/wand stuff, back in 75/76 it was inspirational to listen to these tracks from wayback.

Ed

That's amazing, because I remember buying that and thinking what a load of shite it was, so I dug it out just now and guess what...it's still shite! An Ian levine ego trip with rubbish like Curtis Blandon, The Luv Bugs and so on with maybe 3 decent tracks. The one that Russ Winstanley compiled was better and that had Human Jungle on it! No offence Ed :hypo:

Best vinyl compilation has to be with Kent Floor Shakers, or the Richard Searling compiled Sold On Soul (United Artists).

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That's amazing, because I remember buying that and thinking what a load of shite it was, so I dug it out just now and guess what...it's still shite! An Ian levine ego trip with rubbish like Curtis Blandon, The Luv Bugs and so on with maybe 3 decent tracks. The one that Russ Winstanley compiled was better and that had Human Jungle on it! No offence Ed :hypo:

Best vinyl compilation has to be with Kent Floor Shakers, or the Richard Searling compiled Sold On Soul (United Artists).

Good call on the Sold On Soul LP Pete.... reminded me I've got that somewhere :D ....

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Can't agree Pete. Solid Soul Sensations was the first place I heard Maxine Brown's Let me Give My Lovin. Sublime.

Worth the asking price for that alone!

One or two duffers, but a great compilation.

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'Solid Soul Sensations' turned me on to it all around '77. Like Dayo, first time I'd heard "Let Me Give You My Loving'' ditto the Masquerders 'Do you Love Me Baby'. 'In The Long Run ' is great, Luv Bugs is horrible though.

Always liked Richard Searlings 'Jumping At The Go Go' too.

But the best for me are the three Grapevine comps.

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kent floorshakers or footstompers, the two first northern records i bought.

still remember the anticipation of waiting for a new one to come out.

great ian clark covers - love the black guy in the mortar board pointing at the blackboard map of the states (can't remember the name of that one).

also the weirdly magical feeling of holding the 50th on see-through bubblegum vinyl.

kent all the way for me :unsure: .

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Soul Class 66?

Half the tracks were from other years though.... Odd.

For me its the 'This Is Northern Soul' compilation on Soul Supply with Jimmy McFarlands cut of "Lonely Lover" (the first or second I think?), but i still have a soft spot for the Inferno 'Soul Time' comp, one of the first i bought that had stuff on i didn't know at the time, unlike the 'Out On The Floor Tonight' album which was the first one i bought because I DID know a lot of the tracks :unsure:

Looking back at the 'Soul Time' comp, with respect its not THAT good...

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Can't agree Pete. Solid Soul Sensations was the first place I heard Maxine Brown's Let me Give My Lovin. Sublime.

Worth the asking price for that alone!

One or two duffers, but a great compilation.

Dayo,

Once again I fully agree with you! Some cracking tracks but 2 or 3 ridiculous additions. Best ever compilation has to be any of the early Kent LPs that really hit the spot. Out on the Floor on Inferno also took some beating. (How come Gloria Jones Tainted Love never gets played just because some halfwit decides to make money out of the northern scene?)

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kent floorshakers or footstompers, the two first northern records i bought.

still remember the anticipation of waiting for a new one to come out.

great ian clark covers - love the black guy in the mortar board pointing at the blackboard map of the states (can't remember the name of that one).

also the weirdly magical feeling of holding the 50th on see-through bubblegum vinyl.

kent all the way for me :wicked: .

its called soul class and the black guy is my at steve ceaser from leeds.he won the fist wigan dance contest. now lives in west london.

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its called soul class and the black guy is my at steve ceaser from leeds.he won the fist wigan dance contest. now lives in west london.

top bit of trivia :wicked:

has ruined it slightly mind - i half assumed it was some old pic they'd used rather than a new one stunted up but still a great cover

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its called soul class and the black guy is my at steve ceaser from leeds.he won the fist wigan dance contest. now lives in west london.

I remember him. I'm sure he had a dog called Tomango that he used to take to Wigan in his Van.

Originally from St Kitts I think?

Paul

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That's amazing, because I remember buying that and thinking what a load of shite it was, so I dug it out just now and guess what...it's still shite! An Ian levine ego trip with rubbish like Curtis Blandon, The Luv Bugs and so on with maybe 3 decent tracks. The one that Russ Winstanley compiled was better and that had Human Jungle on it! No offence Ed :wicked:

Best vinyl compilation has to be with Kent Floor Shakers, or the Richard Searling compiled Sold On Soul (United Artists).

No offence taken, its all about opinions in this free world, but I am not sure I could tell the difference at 14 between quality soul and pop as I could now. The point was the compilation was made up of stuff that you never heard at the youthy or other soul nights, and stuff like Jack Montgomery and Billy Thompson were so different to the flasher/falbala/afternoon of the rhino etc.

Ed :ohmy:

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For me it has to be the solid soul sensation lp with all the scepter/wand stuff, back in 75/76 it was inspirational to listen to these tracks from wayback.

Ed

For me its got to be RCA,s Jumping at the Go Go LP. followed by the Sold on Soul LP

Steve

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Floorshakers was the first compo LP I reallly loved. "Winner Takes All" is another Kent fave of mine. I also love "Detroit A Go Go" on Inferno as I didn't know any of the tracks at the time.

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I think "Jumping at the Go Go" has to be up there for the fact that it was the first real quality compilation LP

But my favourite has to be one i bought in 1984 called "For Collectors Only" on Soul Supply.

Here is the track list : -

Side 1

Too much of a good thing - Ambassadors ; Somthing's Bad - Nomads ; Nothing can compare to you - Velvet Satins ; I don't like to lose - Group (feat cecil Washington) ; Try My Love - Sequins ; Meet me halfway - Lillie Bryant ; My life with you - Traditions

Side 2

You didn't have to leave - Ellusions ; Not me baby - Sillouettes ; Hey Girl (where are you going) -Topics ; Sweet magic - Servicemen ; (oh oh oh) What a love this is - Revlons ; Baby I dig you - Gene Anderson & the Dynamic Pshchedelics ; I must love you - Timothy Wilson

The sound quality was top notch too !

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Grapevine's "Sound of The Grapevine" was one of my first introductions to Rare Soul.

Gems like Jimmy Burns, Tony Middleton, Morris Chestnut, Eddie Parker's "I'm Gone", Larry Clinton, Flame 'n' King, Carol Anderson blew me away.

Can't argue really - OK it's got pointless nonsense like "Let's Do the Duck" and Gary Haines' "Keep On Going" but hey, you can't have everything.

Richard Searling's sleevenotes allude to a magical glamorous and exclusive world that I, as a 14 year old was entirely captivated by. Heady days indeed.

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No offence taken, its all about opinions in this free world, but I am not sure I could tell the difference at 14 between quality soul and pop as I could now. The point was the compilation was made up of stuff that you never heard at the youthy or other soul nights, and stuff like Jack Montgomery and Billy Thompson were so different to the flasher/falbala/afternoon of the rhino etc.

Ed :D

Neither could I, that's why I didn't like any non-stompers blush.gif I didn't get things like Patti Jo. (Still don't)

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That's amazing, because I remember buying that and thinking what a load of shite it was, so I dug it out just now and guess what...it's still shite! An Ian levine ego trip with rubbish like Curtis Blandon, The Luv Bugs and so on with maybe 3 decent tracks. The one that Russ Winstanley compiled was better and that had Human Jungle on it! No offence Ed blush.gif

Best vinyl compilation has to be with Kent Floor Shakers, or the Richard Searling compiled Sold On Soul (United Artists).

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FOR ME IT HAS TO BE 'THIS IS NORTHEN SOUL' ON GRAPEVINE

WASNT GOING TO ALLNITERS WHEN THIS CAME OUT BUT WHEN HEARD THE TUNES,,I KNEW I HAD TO GO TO WIGAN CASINO..

GR8 TRAX ON THERE TOO IF I REMEMBER RIGHTLY..TONY MIDDLETON,GIL BLANDING,,MASQUERADERS ETC

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The first one I bought was

Capitol Soul Casino, from a shop in Tottenham Court Road on a trip to London with the folks.

Love Sold on Soul, and also that boot thing that Colin Bee did, with Epitome of Sound, Sam & Kitty etc.

But still for me Capitol .... is the best. Even now just hearing 'The end of our Love' reminds me of just how :Dwhistling.gif:lol::D ing exciting hearing Northern Soul was to a 14 year old kid.

Edited by in town Mikey

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