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Ok I'M THE F*&^%^ WITCH HUNTER here boys... proud of it..

 

Tons of favorites, just got Patrice Rushen - Remind Me on Electra, which is sublime, smooth jazz funk influenced soulful track, can I say more.. :D

 

here's some of my favorites:

 

Christian Prommers Drumlesson - Can You Feel It in fact he did lots of versions, Strings Of Live is also brill

Ten City - That's The Way Love Is, in fact anything they ever did!!!

Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions / RCA 12

Family Of Eve - Please be Truthful (Alternate Take)

Shabazz - Glad Your in My Life,

Lynden David Hall - Livin the Lie,

Grant Green Feat Dianne Reeves - Down here on the Ground

Blaze  - Sweeter Than the Day Before

A Man Called Adam - Earthly Powers

Tonite - Those Guys / MCA

Bobby womack - How could you Love me more / arista 12

Howard Johnson - Keepin Love New / funk America

LJ Reynolds -Key to the world / capitol

 

if you like jazz influenced stuff: Circle in the Round - Devil of Cruelty/Dorado and IZIT- Stories, which borrows heavily from Chakachas's "Stories" well its a cover from the late 8ts house scene, but great in its own right, also Black Music Orchestra - Jersey City Deep is brilliant, as Don Carlos - Alone.. Rose Royce - Still in Love is also brill on 12...Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure (Knuckles classic mix) is simply THE BOMB!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ-K4torNLw

 

 

My House collection is all on 12 inches, and i love every last one of them...especially Liaisons D - Future FJP,Force Legato - System , Dr baker - KaOS, Pret - A - Porter - Mystere De L' Amovr and all my renegade sound wave tracks... KICK ASS!! Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song and the daddy Reese - 'Rock To The Beat'!!!!!Meat Beat Manifesto - Radio Babylon, Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine, if you like to twist your melon man!!! Xpansions - Move Your Body, Young MC - Know How,Hashim - Al Naafiysh

 

actually I recon some of you boys might like this one, Big record at the time, a grower as they say, but it appealed to my Northern soul sensibility straight away...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6-EEn3dBiA

 

its all good on twelve inch chaps...

 

Malcolm

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This may be an urban soul myth . . . . . but is there a 12" 'Idris Muhammad - I'm A Believer' somewhere out there, never seen or heard but it could be in the running for my favourite just by imagination alone!

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Burn Him, Burn Him.....He's a Witch!!!!!!!     :wicked:     made me chuckle !

 

If it is 12" and not LP'S

 

here  Barbara tucker Most Precious Love

 

 

 

F*ckin brilliant tune, and by far the best mix too.  The part after 5.00 minutes, is one of those bits of music that you get lost in, and it takes you to another level. Love it :yes:

 

The album this came off "Keep Hope Alive' is one I play all the time and never tire of hearing.  No fillers on that album!

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Great to see the Chris Ballin track posted.  The album has to be one of the best ever British released soul album.  Pure class :yes:

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This may be an urban soul myth . . . . . but is there a 12" 'Idris Muhammad - I'm A Believer' somewhere out there, never seen or heard but it could be in the running for my favourite just by imagination alone!

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F*ckin brilliant tune, and by far the best mix too.  The part after 5.00 minutes, is one of those bits of music that you get lost in, and it takes you to another level. Love it :yes:

 

The album this came off "Keep Hope Alive' is one I play all the time and never tire of hearing.  No fillers on that album!

 

Isn't that a double album? If so I think I got it hidden somewhere in the record room. Must have a look tonight.

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Isn't that a double album? If so I think I got it hidden somewhere in the record room. Must have a look tonight.

 

Yes that's the one.  It's got Kenny Bobien - Hiya Luv, Byron Stingily - Spread Love, Ultranate - Wonderful Place, Joi Cardwell - Be yourself.  All great tracks :thumbsup:

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Blimey. It's like asking what's you favourite 45, LP or CD. Or even your favourite soul record. Such a broad spectrum of 10,000s to choose from.

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F*ckin brilliant tune, and by far the best mix too.  The part after 5.00 minutes, is one of those bits of music that you get lost in, and it takes you to another level. Love it  :yes:   

 

 

 Yep got to agree and one in a very similar vein just as good

 

Yolanda Adams Open up my heart (silks spiritual mix)  electra 12"

 

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...at my first gig after 10 years a couple of week-ends ago....I heard Lou Rawls...Let's Clean Up The Ghetto. I was outside talking at the time and walked into the Dayer to make sure it is what I heard! The floor was rammed. I carried that around with me for 9 years to Northern dooes...and daren't ever play it once....except at Soulie 'party's I did!x On that basis....the gloves are off........!!!x

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My fav 12" of all time.....none of which I would ever play today but for the 7"inch versions...they go oooon init!!........and had them in me initial collection of around 30 tunes on 12" vinyl in '77/8....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uPyNI6MgE7Y

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PCRUgfpkK7Q

 

...and this was the last 12" from back in the day I bought to add to me collection....none of which survived to the current collection as 12"!x

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iTHapEqW7T4

 

I bought the Propellorheads 'History' tune on 12" and Marlena Shaws and Candi Statton's 90's tunes too....but that's 'it' for 12" these days...3 of...!x

 

...and as said....the gloves are off.....and this comes from the same stable as Lou Rawls.......Stomper end...!x I swear I had it as a 12" as a kid......??? But can't find it listed or on utube anywhere......so the good news is....I have a 'quick' 7"....when the time is right....and it will be...somewhere..soon....!x

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt4Kw3s_t_Y

 

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....12" were Funk music to me......!x.......ooops!....erm......I have this......I just remembered......and yup....IT'S BRILLIANT.....i'll get me coat.....!!x....arghhh...did u have to throw me hat at me like that too...?!x

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tvzoknZ4gE

 

 

.....oh take me shirt why don't u Winnie.......!x I'd dance to it anyway...NAAAKEEED!!!x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Burn Him, Burn Him.....He's a Witch!!!!!!!    :wicked:

 

Ha! I did like that comment! Some firsts in this thread for me i.e. never thought I'd see a Madonna video posted on here! Great pop tune though.

 

Lots of great 12's mentioned, if I had to save one (and I do have 000's it would have to be Sam Dees "After all" ..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLE9PKwCQ2U

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"...never thought I'd see a Madonna video posted on here! Great pop tune though."...

Cutting edge stuff eh Rich B!!!hehe!x.....indeed I can believe there are many Soulies out there who think it a 'stomper'....but yup....best left for Xmas Party's and the like!!!x

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This may be an urban soul myth . . . . . but is there a 12" 'Idris Muhammad - I'm A Believer' somewhere out there, never seen or heard but it could be in the running for my favourite just by imagination alone!

Lol yes it is your imagination running wild, it was released on 45/LP in 1971... . Maybe it lives in the same imaginary box as the imaginary original 12 of Eddie Kendrick's date with the rain :)

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Isn't that a double album? If so I think I got it hidden somewhere in the record room. Must have a look tonight.

 

Best cut isn't on the vinyl LP though! :yes:

 

 

Cheers,

Mark R

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This may be an urban soul myth . . . . . but is there a 12" 'Idris Muhammad - I'm A Believer' somewhere out there, never seen or heard but it could be in the running for my favourite just by imagination alone!

 Immpossible as Suttys pointed out

 

However there is a 12 of Charles Johnson "Never Had A Love....." out there (dont look its got my name on it) :shhh:

 

Cheers Paul

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Impossible to answer but here's a few for various reasons.
First one simply because I bought it today & also because it's beautiful.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0QYXUkdZqA

 

Next one because it's a far superior version to the 7" cut.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8l-zVS-IuU4

 

Next two because they are the full versions as there are sections & verses missing from the 7" cut's & also the sound quality is far better than the 7" cut's.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD5idGxxdxo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVmQWMKS_E

Last one simply because I love it & have done since 1976. One of the very first 12" releases & quite a bugger to get on a 12" on Scepter records. Know the 7" was a big chart hit but listen to the 12" to hear it in all it's glory.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NO_gvUSopk

 

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However there is a 12 of Charles Johnson "Never Had A Love....." out there (dont look its got my name on it) :shhh:

 

Evidence? Because that would be like a personal dream coming true.

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Yes that's the one.  It's got Kenny Bobien - Hiya Luv, Byron Stingily - Spread Love, Ultranate - Wonderful Place, Joi Cardwell - Be yourself.  All great tracks :thumbsup:

 

Can't find the album. Means I probably sold it :facepalm:  What a c*nt I am. I still have so much dross from my soulful dance days and it looks like I sold the goodies.

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Not rare but think it sounds essential to me.

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Ok I'M THE F*&^%^ WITCH HUNTER here boys... proud of it..

 

Tons of favorites, just got Patrice Rushen - Remind Me on Electra, which is sublime, smooth jazz funk influenced soulful track, can I say more.. :D

 

here's some of my favorites:

 

Christian Prommers Drumlesson - Can You Feel It in fact he did lots of versions, Strings Of Live is also brill

Ten City - That's The Way Love Is, in fact anything they ever did!!!

Lonnie Liston Smith - Expansions / RCA 12

Family Of Eve - Please be Truthful (Alternate Take)

Shabazz - Glad Your in My Life,

Lynden David Hall - Livin the Lie,

Grant Green Feat Dianne Reeves - Down here on the Ground

Blaze  - Sweeter Than the Day Before

A Man Called Adam - Earthly Powers

Tonite - Those Guys / MCA

Bobby womack - How could you Love me more / arista 12

Howard Johnson - Keepin Love New / funk America

LJ Reynolds -Key to the world / capitol

 

if you like jazz influenced stuff: Circle in the Round - Devil of Cruelty/Dorado and IZIT- Stories, which borrows heavily from Chakachas's "Stories" well its a cover from the late 8ts house scene, but great in its own right, also Black Music Orchestra - Jersey City Deep is brilliant, as Don Carlos - Alone.. Rose Royce - Still in Love is also brill on 12...Sounds of Blackness - The Pressure (Knuckles classic mix) is simply THE BOMB!!!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ-K4torNLw

 

 

My House collection is all on 12 inches, and i love every last one of them...especially Liaisons D - Future FJP,Force Legato - System , Dr baker - KaOS, Pret - A - Porter - Mystere De L' Amovr and all my renegade sound wave tracks... KICK ASS!! Frankie Knuckles - The Whistle Song and the daddy Reese - 'Rock To The Beat'!!!!!Meat Beat Manifesto - Radio Babylon, Mr. Fingers - Washing Machine, if you like to twist your melon man!!! Xpansions - Move Your Body, Young MC - Know How,Hashim - Al Naafiysh

 

actually I recon some of you boys might like this one, Big record at the time, a grower as they say, but it appealed to my Northern soul sensibility straight away...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6-EEn3dBiA

 

its all good on twelve inch chaps...

 

Malcolm

patti day tune!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also have 'drive me' which is also stupendous.

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...and while you was all at Wigan......there was this AWESOME noise filling The Barn at Braintree...for the first time...!x Fortunately I was there 2 nights 1 of which featured the playing for the first time of this now CLASSIC 12" intro.....and I danced me ar*e off.......

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MYMMfaxruGA

 

Honest.....you can't believe the impact it had on us all....at the time! Like the first time hearing the Snake or summink init!!x

 

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...disclaimer....nope...I coudn't shuffle like all the others during the break.....slid off the floor had a swig on me drink without anyone noticing and then went back to it....whistle whistle....!x

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Quite a few goodly Womagic tracks on 12"ers .............

"So Many Sides of You" made it out on a UK Motown 12" as well as on a UK Motown 7".

"If You Think You're Lonely Now" escaped as a Motown 12" B side track with "Suprise, Suprise" taking the top side honours AND the same cut ("Lonely") also escaped on a UK promo only Motown 12" (MPR13) which featured "Where Do We Go From Here" on the A side.  

.... then there was "Lay Your Lovin On Me" which made it onto a German Motown 12" (again as the B side).

Going further back, there's the UA 12" that has "I Feel A Groove Coming On" as one of its tracks ........

........ So Many Sides of You
.... If You Think You're .........
.... Lay Your Loving ...........
 

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Come on John take a step into the dark side.

 

I love the dark side, me.  I’ll take any original format as long as it’s soulful.  I've got loads of 12’s; it’s just really hard trying to choose which ones to highlight.  Also got a quite a few small shiny silver disky things and those downieloadiables.

 

Will have a think over the weekend, a few of rusty and dusties, just off the top of my head:

  • Lew Kirton — Heaven In The Afternoon — The extra verse makes it better than the 7” for me
  • Clausel — Let Me Love You — The longer baseline intro knocks spots off the 7”
  • McFadden & Whitehead — Ain’t No Stopping Us Now — Over 10mins of magic
  • Funder Cooper — She’s All Right —  A Soul Sam play wasn’t it?
  • Charles Blackman — Special Part Of Me — This guy’s voice was great
  • Jay Player — Love Is the Answer — There’s a great middle part, which is on the flip side of the 7”
  • Jerry Warrren — I Really Love You — The 7” is harder, but you want the full length version — don’t you?
  • Kim Tollier — Where Were You — IMO The long version is reason why the 12” exists
  • Hotliners — Coldhearted — Always loved this.
  • Roger Hatcher — Stormy Lover Affair — Sadly his last release, but what a release it is
  • Herbert Hunter — I Want You Back — Just a great dancer and one of the last new releases I bought before entering record buying hibernation
  • Waters — What’s On Your Mind — Classy midtempo soul
  • Don Hollinger — Love on the Phone — You need the 12” for the long version with rap
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PS If you said dance ones, that would be different obviously, lets throw this in. One of the greatest soul dance records, ever. Fact.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDS7boNwtKk

 

Tune and a half. Still got a sizeable collection of soulful house or just house music as I knew it late 80s mostly,  some amazing 12" tunes out there particularly on the Atlantic label

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So many great 12" featuring LOLEATTA HOLLOWAY

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A few of my faves off the cuff:

 

Ernesta Dunbar - Checking Out

 

Demetrius - I'll Be There

 

 

Rome Jeffries - Good Love

 

Keith Nunnally - Seasons Of Love

 

Hunter Hayes - It's Not Over

 

Gary Vonqwest - Victim Of Your Love

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