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hi all, lately have got hold of a couple of tunes that are better as instrumentals than the vocal sides, I know we have had a thread

regards instrumentals but im thinking tunes that have vocals which don't do the backing track justice, if you get my drift......

 

the couple that I have in mind to start, both recent buys

 

audrey slo - gonna find the right boy - swan

 

ok yes this does have a vocal & instro but defo prefer the instru side

 

secondly, a tune which as a awfull vocal imo

 

sadly mistaken - golden earrings - marc or challenge

 

picked up a 66 acetate instro of this tune which if we where in the mid 70s 80s would be a dancefloor filler imo

also the flip of this acetate is a unissued instrumental which again would have been a dancefloor winner in the

instrumental hey days

 

have put a link to the above on post 23.for soundfiles

 

any other suggestions guys

 

russ

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hi all, lately have got hold of a couple of tunes that are better as instrumentals than the vocal sides, I know we have had a thread

regards instrumentals but im thinking tunes that have vocals which don't do the backing track justice, if you get my drift......

 

the couple that I have in mind to start, both recent buys

 

audrey slo - gonna find the right boy - swan

 

ok yes this does have a vocal & instro but defo prefer the instru side

 

secondly, a tune which as a awfull vocal imo

 

sadly mistaken - golden earrings - marc or challenge

 

picked up a 66 acetate instro of this tune which if we where in the mid 70s 80s would be a dancefloor filler imo

also the flip of this acetate is a unissued instrumental which again would have been a dancefloor winner in the

instrumental hey days.

 

any other suggestions guys

 

russ

can you post an mp3 of the inst so we can hear/judge?

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can you post an mp3 of the inst so we can hear/judge?

 

I knew someone would ask lol, will try maybe someone can post up the youtube of sadly mistaken, then listen to the backing track.... 

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I knew someone would ask lol, will try maybe someone can post up the youtube of sadly mistaken, then listen to the backing track.... 

 

I knew someone would ask lol, will try maybe someone can post up the youtube of sadly mistaken, then listen to the backing track.... 

ive heard the vocal..it would be nice to hear the inst version..

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Guest Dave Turner

Always prefered Sounds of Lane "Tracks To Your Mind" over Mickey Lee Lane "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney"

 

Never did like the vocal

 

 

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Always prefered Sounds of Lane "Tracks To Your Mind" over Mickey Lee Lane "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney"

 

Never did like the vocal

 

 

 

Kindred spirits Dave - was going to post exactly the same thing! Never quite got my head around how the two version came about though.

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The soul man in me thought no way can that be the case,   but actually all pretty good examples that cannot be argued with**, SWON  :D

 

** Other than Blowing My Mind, in my opinion obviously

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Liberty "Girl You Better Wake Up"

 

Cheers Paul

 

 

The soul man in me thought no way can that be the case,   but actually all pretty good examples that cannot be argued with**, SWON  :D

 

** Other than Blowing My Mind, in my opinion obviously

 

 

I actually have a soft spot for the Liberty 45.  Although I realise I risk opprobrium and accusations of terrible, outdated taste, I think that if you take an objective view and disregard issues of value, rarity etc, there's not a massive difference in the singing of Liberty and say, The Anderson Brothers.

*slips on favourite tin hat*

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Always prefered Sounds of Lane "Tracks To Your Mind" over Mickey Lee Lane "Hey Sah-Lo-Ney"

 

Never did like the vocal

 

 

Agree! A great instrumental of a terrible rock & roll record.

 

Ronnie & Robin -  Sidra's Theme is is way better without the awful vocal!

Agree!  cringworthy Everly style vocals of what was and still is an iconic sound.

 

 

kev

That`s a complete John McEnroe!

:yes:

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That Rose Batiste bird wailing and howling all over what is simply the best N/S instrumental........ever!  :facepalm:  :unsure:  :dash2:

An arrestable offence in my book :boxing:  :wave:

 

https://youtu.be/3_XcA6zuOeU

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First one that springs to my mind...

'How Can I Forget - Joey Dee & The New Starlighters'

 

Think the Starlighters are an early incarnation of the 'Young Rascals'..

Certainly the Young Rascals formed out of the Starliters, but I never realised until a couple of years ago that they were multi-racial which caused some problems :-)...interesting article here...https://www.toppermost.co.uk/joey-dee-starliters/

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Ronnie & Robyn is great, not as good as the inst but still great.

Breakaway Steve Karmen inst better than the vocal.

Bari Track definitely better than the vocal but the vocal is still a great record.

Would like to hear an instrumental version of The Carstairs.

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https://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2557

 

hopefully a link to soundfiles for sadly mistaken - golden earrings instro and a unissued instro

thanks dave...

That's all right that Russ, nice one :thumbsup:

And thats the first time I've ever bothered to listen to the Jesse Davis instro, what a load of old crap.

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On the whole I'm a vocal type of a guy but some good examples of better inst than vocals have already been posted.A recent one for me is the inst to The Contemplations-Alone With No Love Dontee,vocal side just doesn't get a look in with me now although it's brilliant in it's own way.

Cheers

Martyn

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That's all right that Russ, nice one :thumbsup:

And thats the first time I've ever bothered to listen to the Jesse Davis instro, what a load of old crap.

hi john hope ur well, yer glad you liked sounds better of the acetate more bassy will give a spin caliente.....but to be fair maybe not one for

todays scene but as I already said back in the instrumental heyday would have gone down well imo

 

agree with jesse davis.....wot a load of old tosh

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thought sindras theme would get a mention, but yes vocal not brilliant still love it and always gets a good response on the dancefloor, abit like the sharpetts -

lost in a world of a dream , sing a long side :g: would have been better as a instro

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https://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2557

 

hopefully a link to soundfiles for sadly mistaken - golden earrings instro and a unissued instro

thanks dave...

 

https://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2557

 

hopefully a link to soundfiles for sadly mistaken - golden earrings instro and a unissued instro

thanks dave...

two good insts..prefer the tomorrow track...

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Ronnie & Robyn is great, not as good as the inst but still great.

Breakaway Steve Karmen inst better than the vocal.

Bari Track definitely better than the vocal but the vocal is still a great record.

Would like to hear an instrumental version of The Carstairs.

 i have the inst version..got it off refosoul...good but not as good as the original..

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What if somebody managed to get hold of all our favourite Motown dancers and turned them into instrumentals. How good would that be.  :wicked:  :wicked:  :wicked: Hat , coat, door. Steve

 

Most of 'em are available as instrumentals!

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I always play 'Jesse Fisher - Waiting' (The instrumental to 'Your Not Loving a Beginner') I like both, but I definitely prefer the instrumental.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxWdI0DKK04

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQofoYKczc8

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I didn't know there was a vocal version of this. Anyone got a sound clip please?

 

Really want to hear this Daved.? Might spoil the instru,but here goes...

 

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I always play 'Jesse Fisher - Waiting' (The instrumental to 'Your Not Loving a Beginner') I like both, but I definitely prefer the instrumental.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxWdI0DKK04

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQofoYKczc8

 

Always play the instru.? Sometimes i worry about you Len. :lol:

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I get the northern fascination with instrumentals, and in some case they work, but Jesse Fisher without Jesse Fisher? Lew Kirton without Lew Kirton? c'mon guys! Liberty without Liberty though - no brainer as Kev Bacon would say!

 

ps" I miss my baby" vs. "Bari track"? When you hear either, as you step onto the dance floor it's like throwing yourself off a cliff - exhilarating!

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Always play the instru.? Sometimes i worry about you Len. :lol:

 

:lol: .....Sometimes I worry about myself!

 

I'm now convinced I must have got so wrecked one night, that I had my record box the wrong way round (It has been said) :D 

 

.....But - play the whole record, I'm sure there's a lot more 'going on' than in the vocal........um, imagine you were wearing my ears........ :wink:

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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 but Jesse Fisher without Jesse Fisher? - no brainer as kev would say!

 

 

See above post......Give it a go........imagine you were really 'dancing hard' to it at a nighter........(Let me know if you change your mind) :wink: 

 

......I'm still convinced - I don't normally go for instrumentals, but for some reason, this one really 'jumped out' at me.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Len; it was 197... whatever - had the red one from Soul Bowl. Had the white one (from Colin, when he stopped playing it) nice, but once you know the vocal exists....

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Really want to hear this Daved.? Might spoil the instru,but here goes...

 

God that is terrible ha ha. Thanks for putting it up Kev. Totally unsoulful vocal. I still love the instrumental though

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