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Guest in town Mikey
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Is this the same tune as 'Worlds Funkiest Band'?? I think it had George Jefferson on lead.

Somebody please tell me my alzheimers isnt kicking in again.

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Is this the same tune as 'Worlds Funkiest Band'?? I think it had George Jefferson on lead.

Somebody please tell me my alzheimers isnt kicking in again.

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Yes it is, save yourself some dosh buy " The worlds funkiest band " virtually the same record...................

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Is this the same tune as 'Worlds Funkiest Band'?? I think it had George Jefferson on lead.

Somebody please tell me my alzheimers isnt kicking in again.

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It is the same but as said in my cd review Buddy Connor is far superior, forgot how good this is, would like one too so anyone who has one let me know. Billy you already have the biggest wants list in the world so you can let me have first choice of this! :)

Cheers

Jock

PS Mick do you do lists at all and if so how do I get on mailing?

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It is the same but as said in my cd review Buddy Connor is far superior, forgot how good this is, would like one too so anyone who has one let me know. Billy you already have the biggest wants list in the world so you can let me have first choice of this! :)

Cheers

Jock

PS Mick do you do lists at all and if so how do I get on mailing?

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yes e-mail me. last list has just finished-mick

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Yes it is, save yourself some dosh buy " The worlds funkiest band " virtually the same record...................

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I'm sure it is in one of my boxes.

Think i picked it up for next to nothing at the Leicester allnighters in the 80s.

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...and found one! Ovenchip's selling at £25 - shall I buy??? :)

Same tune methinks. Have a listen :D ...

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Go for it mate.

If you like that one, you might like

On the real side - Larry Saunders (Turbo).

Not seen one of those for sale in a while but they used to be as easy to pick up on issue, as the WFB disc was. I think the demos were a bit harder tho. :D

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Guest in town Mikey
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They were popular at Yate and my local Gloucestershire do's at about the same time, which is why I mentioned it.

Happy days.

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I swear that the World's Funkiest Band on California Gold uses the very same backing track as Buddy Conner!! Do yourself a favour Billy - £25 is a good price - I'd likely go for it if I didn't already have one!

Larry Saunders - still a nice early '70s record. Never seen a demo, but the big challenge is finding it on UK London!! Was released here in 1974, and I've only ever seen Ian Clark's red demo.

Gene

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What about Larry Houston Mr Boot?

'Let's spend some time together' on HFMP

£10-£15 should secure the services of a very wonderful piece of music IMVHO.

I was brought up on this stuff! I love it!

Jamie

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I swear that the World's Funkiest Band on California Gold uses the very same backing track as Buddy Conner!!  Do yourself a favour Billy - £25 is a good price - I'd likely go for it if I didn't already have one!

Larry Saunders - still a nice early '70s record.  Never seen a demo, but the big challenge is finding it on UK London!!  Was released here in 1974, and I've only ever seen Ian Clark's red demo.

Gene

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I have it on London issue.... cost about a tenner eight to ten years ago....

WOOF!

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I swear that the World's Funkiest Band on California Gold uses the very same backing track as Buddy Conner!!  Do yourself a favour Billy - £25 is a good price - I'd likely go for it if I didn't already have one!

Larry Saunders - still a nice early '70s record.  Never seen a demo, but the big challenge is finding it on UK London!!  Was released here in 1974, and I've only ever seen Ian Clark's red demo.

Gene

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i've got a demo-must admit quite rare tho'

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The World's Funkiest Band and Buddy Conner are sonically identical, but the label on the (orange) Buddy Conner is beautiful; Visually one of the best soul labels ever, surely, and maybe worth the price difference alone. At around £75 it's a real bargain. Since its initial spins twenty years ago it was always a three-figure record.

It's funny, but before actually hearing the record I had always assumed with a name like "Buddy Conner" this had to be a white artist on a pop record masquerading as soul. Boy, was I wrong. Finding another 45 of his on Early Bird I was knocked out by his singing, with Buddy sounding not unlike Benny Latimore on a good day. I'm sure "When You're Alone" will have its day again.

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The World's Funkiest Band and Buddy Conner are sonically identical, but the label on the (orange) Buddy Conner is beautiful; Visually one of the best soul labels ever, surely, and maybe worth the price difference alone. At around £75 it's a real bargain. Since its initial spins twenty years ago it was always a three-figure record.

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No no Mr. X... £75 is (ro seems to be) far from the going rate. You see Mr. Smith is too cheap, hence the record being £125 short of the apparent going rate... :lol:

£75 may be about right for the later red issue, although judging from my web travells, these seem to go for around £50/60.

Totally aggre with you ragarding the two being identical, tho', I can't spot the difference :thumbsup:

Just one more thing while I'm centre-pitch within a long winded post; I also really want a copy of Johnny Darrow - 'Love Is A Nightmare' (SUE).

Cheeeeeeers :thumbsup:

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No no Mr. X... £75 is (ro seems to be) far from the going rate. You see Mr. Smith is too cheap, hence the record being £125 short of the apparent going rate... :thumbsup:

£75 may be about right for the later red issue, although judging from my web travells, these seem to go for around £50/60.

Here's a scan of my copy, which is for sale if anyone's still interested?

I think £200 is too steep - think that's what you're suggesting Billy (though if you want to pay that it's yours!)?

But equally £75 is too cheap (if only all proper dealers were like you Mick).

Make me an offer somewhere in between!

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Dan

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Picked up 2 copies of Worlds Funkiest Band late last year for a few quid each, one of which I gave to Mischief. Absolutely love that tune  :thumbsup:

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Top tune thanks Richard ..

and I have spun it out a couple of times, infact think i'll give it a spin at Hemsby, in a couple of weeks time.... :lol:

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I have only ever seen the copy of Buddy Connor depicted here, never the other one claimed to be more common, but I have seen a lot of copies of the one shown here. Like mentioned earlier, The Worlds Funkiest Band and Buddy Connor are not versions of the same tune, it is the same tune, with Buddy Connor being perhaps a slightly louder pressing I think. John Manship has Buddy Connor in M condition at £150, and probably has more than one copy since he has had it listed for a very long time. Used to see it in literally every dealers box and on all the lists at around £80 - £100 a few years ago but not seen as much today. The other Breakthrough release is also claimed to be a 70's version? Is it? I never heard any other version anyway. I really rate it, a very good record. I want a copy, so if someone has a mint, like new condition, copy I will pay around £100 or we can perhaps work out some trade, I have loads of stuff for sale/trade at the moment. I also have at least one copy somewhere of the Worlds Funkiest Band (M cond.) for sale at £15 if anyone is interested in the cheaper release of the tune.

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I've got the Buddy Connor 45, infact played on the radio in Milan last weekend with Mark Bicknell. What nobodies mentioned yet is that its double sided with the same song on both sides. So we lose out on hearing those wonderful vocals of mister C on possibly another song. Perhaps there are copies of "WYA" around that have another song on the flip. Whats the flip on the WFB version?

derek

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A rather dreadful late 70's funky thing last time I checked...

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Whats the flip on the WFB version?

It's called "I Feel Your Love (Coming On)", is quite a bit funkier and clearly a mid-70s recording. Not particularly good at all, but with nice gritty vocals. By the way, the WFB 45 is in stereo. How about the BC one?

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I swear that the World's Funkiest Band on California Gold uses the very same backing track as Buddy Conner!! Do yourself a favour Billy - £25 is a good price - I'd likely go for it if I didn't already have one!

Larry Saunders - still a nice early '70s record. Never seen a demo, but the big challenge is finding it on UK London!! Was released here in 1974, and I've only ever seen Ian Clark's red demo.

Gene

I had an issue of LS on UK which I bought eons ago....... sold it with most of my tunes to "Ovenchips" 'bout 8years ago, rare item! Luckily I managed to get a UK, red demo. a couple of years later :rolleyes:

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I had an issue of LS on UK which I bought eons ago....... sold it with most of my tunes to "Ovenchips" 'bout 8years ago, rare item! Luckily I managed to get a UK, red demo. a couple of years later :rolleyes:

I've got a nice UK copy if Larry Saunders 'On The Real Side' (London) here if anybody needs one, give me a shout thumbsup.gif...ta....Mark

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