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Alfie Davison - Love Is A Serious Business

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theres a british release from about 10 yrs ago on thephilly groove label. ive seen plain white label copies that go for about a fiver. they should be easy to pick up.

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It's a funny song. Very catchy and instant. One I used to like a lot when I first heard it over 25 years ago. Now I think of it as a cheesy tune that may have got played on a 70s tv show. Something like "Love Is In The Air" :D

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On another boot as well with Sammy Davis (You can count on me) on the other side.

Simsy

 

The label it's on is called BOOT  :lol:

 

atb Kev  :hatsoff2:

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The OVO soul police are watching this thread with great interest.

 

:wicked:

 

Peter

Well Pete

 

Jordan does'nt want the real one so the OVO police can turn a blind eye to this thread imho :facepalm:  :shhh:  :lol:

 

Kev  :wicked:

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Simsy

 

The label it's on is called BOOT  :lol:

 

atb Kev  :hatsoff2:

 

Indeed it is Kevlar. I only got it for the Sam Davis when I was little.

 

The OVO soul police are watching this thread with great interest.

 

:wicked:

 

Peter

 

I don't think anyone would play these grubby turds out. My mate got a 12" Alfred Davidson for cents whilst visiting Philadelphia some years back. Lucky bastard. 

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theres a british release from about 10 yrs ago on thephilly groove label. ive seen plain white label copies that go for about a fiver. they should be easy to pick up.

 

Philly Groove release is slighty different mix to original I recall.

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There's a lovely quality boot on Monumental (which came out in mid-'84), with "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spelman on the flip.  Haven't seen one for ages though.

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Who was Alfie Davison? Did he do anything else?

 

I believe he also wrote and recorded the original version of "Who's Gonna Love Me" by The Imperials.

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It's a funny song. Very catchy and instant. One I used to like a lot when I first heard it over 25 years ago. Now I think of it as a cheesy tune that may have got played on a 70s tv show. Something like "Love Is In The Air" :D

Got to agree with you here Dave. ....And it still sounds like Cher to me!

- Kev

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I still like it although not as much as I used to. It was a huge, huge record back in the day. I think I have one somewhere.

 

Have you got one yet young Jordan?

 

Peter

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I still like it although not as much as I used to. It was a huge, huge record back in the day. I think I have one somewhere.

Have you got one yet young Jordan?

Peter

No I dont Pete.

I didn't think tbe OVO police powers stretched to my own bedroom :O

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There's a lovely quality boot on Monumental (which came out in mid-'84), with "Fortune Teller" by Benny Spelman on the flip.  Haven't seen one for ages though.

Bought monumental pressing at Leicester Oddfellows but have an original these days fortunately! But because of the memories and history can't bring myself to sell the pressing even when I have an original!

WEIRD!!

I'll get me coat.

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So young Jordon,

Explain to me why I should send you the monumental pressing for free. Not that you asked at all I might add... but I'm feeling in generous mode to pass on the mantel!

Mark

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So young Jordon,

Explain to me why I should send you the monumental pressing for free. Not that you asked at all I might add... but I'm feeling in generous mode to pass on the mantel!

Mark

I dont really know, and I am not going to pipe up some far fetched story either. All I can say, is it will be played, enjoyed , well looked after and out a smile in my face.

Jordan

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alfie  was a £2 in 79 not much more in the early 80s...a true monster everywhere in the 80s/90s....fabulous tune,,,didnt get an original myself til about 10 years ago,,,,,fab oldie

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No I dont Pete.

I didn't think tbe OVO police powers stretched to my own bedroom :O

 

They are everywhere....

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

P.s - Allegedly....... :glare: ....... :D

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Would I be correct in saying the 12" version is pretty rare, or maybe a 'keeper' to those that have it? I think Soul Sam used to play the long version, which I've been after for years. If anyone has one for sale give me a shout, unless of course todays somewhat surprising prices scare me off (I'm a bit skint)

 

Here's hoping.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

P.s - I'll swap it for an engineering company......I would have put 'thriving engineering company', but I couldn't possibly 'over egg' something for sale - It just wouldn't be 'cricket' would it?  :D

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Hope you are sending it to him Mark, he's a great lad !

 

 

Hope you are sending it to him Mark, he's a great lad !

he sure is if i had a pressing id send it to him,........sadly my mercury issue has to stay in the playbox...

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I dont really know, and I am not going to pipe up some far fetched story either. All I can say, is it will be played, enjoyed , well looked after and out a smile in my face.

Jordan

Good enough for me Jordan!

A smile of appreciation is enough, as that's what I had when I bought it back in the day when I was 18( or maybe 20...long time ago!!)

 

send me address mate.

 

Mark J

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Found it...took me a while..bit of history for me...bought this at Leicester Oddfellows allnighter back in the day. Happy it's going to a good home. Will post it after Easter Jordan if that's OK.

I have no need for it apart from sentimental as have it on mercury these days!

all the best

Mark J

 

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alfie  was a £2 in 79 not much more in the early 80s...a true monster everywhere in the 80s/90s....fabulous tune,,,didnt get an original myself til about 10 years ago,,,,,fab oldie

 

I can remember it fetching £15 in 1983.

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Indeed it is Kevlar. I only got it for the Sam Davis when I was little.

 

 

I don't think anyone would play these grubby turds out. My mate got a 12" Alfred Davidson for cents whilst visiting Philadelphia some years back. Lucky bastard. 

 

I had similar luck in East Village New York on my first trip in 2002. Great little shop called Wowsville that was on 2nd Avenue up at roughly 10th Street (not too sure now).

Almost the first record I came across, $1.

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Remember when Adam first played the 12inch at (Leicester) Nottingham Oddfellows when we didn't know there was one!

I think Ady Pountain had the first 12 inch, that's what I was told.

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Found it...took me a while..bit of history for me...bought this at Leicester Oddfellows allnighter back in the day. Happy it's going to a good home. Will post it after Easter Jordan if that's OK.

I have no need for it apart from sentimental as have it on mercury these days!

all the best

Mark J

 

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Good lad Mark

 

Peter

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If anyone else wants to give me a copy on Monumental feel free, otherwise I`ll buy a copy (seriously) if it `aint too much?

 

Thanks,

 

Pete

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The record arrived today as promised. It plays great, many thanks! Top guy! Really appreciate it!

No worries mate...glad you happy with it...better than gathering dust never to be played!

Enjoy!

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Would I be correct in saying the 12" version is pretty rare, or maybe a 'keeper' to those that have it? I think Soul Sam used to play the long version, which I've been after for years. If anyone has one for sale give me a shout, unless of course todays somewhat surprising prices scare me off (I'm a bit skint)

 

Here's hoping.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

P.s - I'll swap it for an engineering company......I would have put 'thriving engineering company', but I couldn't possibly 'over egg' something for sale - It just wouldn't be 'cricket' would it?  :D

 

12" always got played @ Rotherham Len - remember it being stuck on the wall in the record area with £50 on it.

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Who was Alfie Davison? Did he do anything else?

 

As previously stated he recorded a great version of "Who's Gonna Love Me" but he was also a DJ on a New York radio station. I have a tape from back in the day which someone pond-side kindly recorded for me but wouldn't have a clue where it is such is my filing system. I've a couple of boots somewhere which again, when I find them will be gladly forwarded to those that want one although this could take me a little time. My original is up in the loft... framed with a note underneath it saying "Murdered by the pressing machine" such was my disgust that it had been booted. To be honest it has cue burn on the intro hence me framing it. I always played the 12" when I was DJ'ing which, as far as I know is in a box in the garden shed. I really need to get my crap sorted :D  :lol:  :thumbup:

 

 

Steve

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who`s bri....never erd of him :P

Oh shi# sorry. Actually I've never heard of him either erm erm ..... It's just that I was talking to someone about bri nylon from the sixties and it just stuck in my mind. Ahem.... Did I get away with it :-)

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The original seems to go for stupid money, is there any quality 're-issues out there?

 

It's on a Goldmine CD, should pick one up for less than a fiver. The Philly Groove issue is in fact another take (not so good) the best is an late 80s re-issue/boot they pop on here from time to time.

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