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Guest TONY ROUNCE

...Some of you older Sourcers will remember a time when the venerable Mr. Barnfather was not a righfully respected purveyor of quality 100% black American dance music but - to but it bluntly, a bit of a laughing stock whose playlist was based primarily on whether or not a record had a dance beat rather than for its soul quotient.

I'm not having a pop at Sam, believe me I have the utmost respect for him as a bloke and as a DJ. I just wondered if anyone else occasionally had these flashbacks to the mid 70s and to the Bizarro World Sam - and if so, what horrible records y'all can remember him playing in the name of soul (the words "Sandy" and "Nelson" always come to mind for me when this topic does...)

If you're reading this, Sam, I'm sure you will take this posting in the tongue in cheek spirit with which it's intended!

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...Some of you older Sourcers will remember a time when the venerable Mr. Barnfather was not a righfully respected purveyor of quality 100% black American dance music but - to but it bluntly, a bit of a laughing stock whose playlist was based primarily on whether or not a record had a dance beat rather than for its soul quotient.

I'm not having a pop at Sam, believe me I have the utmost respect for him as a bloke and as a DJ. I just wondered if anyone else occasionally had these flashbacks to the mid 70s and to the Bizarro World Sam - and if so, what horrible records y'all can remember him playing in the name of soul (the words "Sandy" and "Nelson" always come to mind for me when this topic does...)

If you're reading this, Sam, I'm sure you will take this posting in the tongue in cheek spirit with which it's intended!

TONE :ohmy:

Tony, if Martins reading this, its because somebody will have printed it out for him ohmy.gif

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...Some of you older Sourcers will remember a time when the venerable Mr. Barnfather was not a righfully respected purveyor of quality 100% black American dance music but - to but it bluntly, a bit of a laughing stock whose playlist was based primarily on whether or not a record had a dance beat rather than for its soul quotient.

I'm not having a pop at Sam, believe me I have the utmost respect for him as a bloke and as a DJ. I just wondered if anyone else occasionally had these flashbacks to the mid 70s and to the Bizarro World Sam - and if so, what horrible records y'all can remember him playing in the name of soul (the words "Sandy" and "Nelson" always come to mind for me when this topic does...)

If you're reading this, Sam, I'm sure you will take this posting in the tongue in cheek spirit with which it's intended!

TONE :ohmy:

Happy Cats - These Boots Are MAde For Walking????!!!!!! ohmy.gif

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Tony, if Martins reading this, its because somebody will have printed it out for him :ohmy:

Soul Sam is the man............................we all have our regrets about what we may have played in the past, but Sam has always been good for the scene in at least he pushes new sounds constantly & has the enthusiasm & passion for the scene/music that most should be thankful for. As you know Tony most of the DJ's were playing at least some dodgy pop including Dicky Searling. I appreciate that this is not meant as a knock to Sam.................................but should put the thread into context........................he's played hundreds if not thousands of fantastic soul records & his contribution to the scene has been massive musically. Now lets have a smile at his expense ohmy.gif .

Russ

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Soul Sam is the man............................we all have our regrets about what we may have played in the past, but Sam has always been good for the scene in at least he pushes new sounds constantly & has the enthusiasm & passion for the scene/music that most should be thankful for. As you know Tony most of the DJ's were playing at least some dodgy pop including Dicky Searling. I appreciate that this is not meant as a knock to Sam.................................but should put the thread into context........................he's played hundreds if not thousands of fantastic soul records & his contribution to the scene has been massive musically. Now lets have a smile at his expense ohmy.gif .

Russ

Yes, Russ, I know all this - I was there, and still am - and I love and respect Sam as I would a member of my own family. Sam is the man, sure, but he's also enough to laugh at his early 'transgressions' and thus I see no reason why we shouldn't laugh , too...

TONE :ohmy:

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Most of his current plays ohmy.gif:ohmy:

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Tony, if Martins reading this, its because somebody will have printed it out for him :(

Goodness me, are there people who would do such a thing?? :(ohmy.gif:(:ohmy::(

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Heartbeat - Bill Pursell.

Definitely one of his because I bought his emidisc off him as it had "Marching" on the other side!

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Goodness me, are there people who would do such a thing?? ph34r.gif:rolleyes::lol::D:lol:

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i reckon id have liked alot of soul sams old stuff...

one of his old plays was suzanna smith - sunshine days on smash which i think is great northern..didnt he play burning bush and that too.

heard that he did play mickey mouse but was told he did for a laugh...

i also like alot of his late casino plays

kumano - ill cry for you

split decision band - breakin out

ramsey & co - love call etc

even like coffee - casanova

like sam as a bloke too although i dont get to see him week in week out as a dj

have loads of respect for him...top man

anyone else have any of his spins for the 70s?

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Yes, Russ, I know all this - I was there, and still am - and I love and respect Sam as I would a member of my own family. Sam is the man, sure, but he's also enough to laugh at his early 'transgressions' and thus I see no reason why we shouldn't laugh , too...

TONE :rolleyes:

Hear, hear Tony (and Russ), I agree wholeheartedly

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Heartbeat - Bill Pursell.

Definitely one of his because I bought his emidisc off him as it had "Marching" on the other side!

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HEARTBEAT IS one of the worse records ever played imo...that s coming from me...lol

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There were rumours that he covered up Mason Williams "Classical Gas" as "Morning Of The Monkey"

But that is actually a great instrumental for guitar & the popcharts!!!

Paul

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...Some of you older Sourcers will remember a time when the venerable Mr. Barnfather was not a righfully respected purveyor of quality 100% black American dance music but - to but it bluntly, a bit of a laughing stock whose playlist was based primarily on whether or not a record had a dance beat rather than for its soul quotient.

I'm not having a pop at Sam, believe me I have the utmost respect for him as a bloke and as a DJ. I just wondered if anyone else occasionally had these flashbacks to the mid 70s and to the Bizarro World Sam - and if so, what horrible records y'all can remember him playing in the name of soul (the words "Sandy" and "Nelson" always come to mind for me when this topic does...)

If you're reading this, Sam, I'm sure you will take this posting in the tongue in cheek spirit with which it's intended!

TONE wink.gif

Well, someone had to ask this question and not be it for me to put the cat amongst the pigeons so to speak but at a recent reunion (this year) my main man did play ABBA - Dancing Queen :rolleyes:

Loll

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Heartbeat - Bill Pursell.

Definitely one of his because I bought his emidisc off him as it had "Marching" on the other side!

Cor! what a stomper this was............I like it.....I think :thumbsup:

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Cor! what a stomper this was............I like it.....I think :thumbsup:

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and still dog rare..been after an original for years,,never seen one..

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and still dog rare..been after an original for years,,never seen one..

I've had a couple - only sell it for £25

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There were rumours that he covered up Mason Williams "Classical Gas" as "Morning Of The Monkey"

But that is actually a great instrumental for guitar & the popcharts!!!

Paul

I think Classical Gas must have been played as a new release before it was a hit because whenever I buy a collection off someone who was on the scene in the early days, there's always a copy of it in there

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hi pete

was on about the camp on original...marching..how much do you reckon for this

Oh I see. Never seen one. Don't know anyone who's got one. Does it actually exist as an issued record?

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Thought that was one of Richards actually :yes:

Great record..................................waaaaaaaaalk all over youuuuuuu "Clap" :thumbsup::thumbsup::D:D

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Great record..................................waaaaaaaaalk all over youuuuuuu "Clap" :thumbsup::thumbsup::yes::D

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what the cracking b side to this on the grapevine 45 - Destroy that boy -what a tune!

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Great record..................................waaaaaaaaalk all over youuuuuuu "Clap" :thumbsup::thumbsup::yes::D

bought richards copy off him at the casino - was a great instrumental in it's short play life

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Oh I see. Never seen one. Don't know anyone who's got one. Does it actually exist as an issued record?

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when anglo started selling koppell collection from the states,,it was on one of the first set sale lists

200 i tihnk

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Heartbeat - Bill Pursell.

Definitely one of his because I bought his emidisc off him as it had "Marching" on the other side!

He had this covered as "Soul stomping / Sons of Moses... aaaggghhhh

Worst of the lot though... She Devil.... :thumbsup:

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He had this covered as "Soul stomping / Sons of Moses... aaaggghhhh

Worst of the lot though... She Devil.... :thumbsup:

You're right, he did, that was what was on the disc I bought off him - it was at a newcastle Tiffanies alldayer must be late 77 or early 78...what was She Devil?

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what was She Devil?

Believe me, you don't want to hear it....

It was post the "Levine must go" campaign and worse than anything Ian ever played

Nasty disco dross...

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Who played ''Hostage'' Donna summer ?

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and still dog rare..been after an original for years,,never seen one..

Mark,Ive got one on Spar......might consider a trade

OOPS! Thought you were on about Bill Purcell-Must read all the posts first

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Great record..................................waaaaaaaaalk all over youuuuuuu "Clap" whistling.gifwhistling.gifwhistling.gifwhistling.gif

Do you know I was thinking just that on the walk home from the station last night, after posting about Richard playing it. Let's be honest about it - it came at a time when England was in the grip of punks etc "Stab your back" and all that stuff. And I thought "Yeah this was the closest northern soul came to punk rock - just right at the time.

As you say waaaaaaaaalk all over youuuuuuu "Clap" :shades::P

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You're right, he did, that was what was on the disc I bought off him - it was at a newcastle Tiffanies alldayer must be late 77 or early 78...what was She Devil?

Now there was a top All-Dayer Pete

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when anglo started selling koppell collection from the states,,it was on one of the first set sale lists

200 i tihnk

Bill Purcell or Camp?I'm all confused whistling.gif
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You're right, he did, that was what was on the disc I bought off him - it was at a newcastle Tiffanies alldayer must be late 77 or early 78...what was She Devil?

She Devil were a Baltimore Md female group - I have a promotional pic of them in hi cut leotards etc. Sadly though this didn't help them as all of their Charm City Records were attrocious.

If you can remember Curtis "How can I tell her" on the same label with the motor bike revs for the intro and syndrums - well She Devil is 1000 times worse.

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Believe me, you don't want to hear it....

It was post the "Levine must go" campaign and worse than anything Ian ever played

Nasty disco dross...

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god whats up with y'all

just bought she devil the other week,,nice charm city demo

great little record...imo

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Bill Purcell or Camp?I'm all confused whistling.gif

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the camp on Scepter,,never seen an original

marching thats right up 2,3,4 !

Wigan forever ,,keep the faith!!!!

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the camp on Scepter,,never seen an original

marching thats right up 2,3,4 !

Wigan forever ,,keep the faith!!!!

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prefer that instrumental one to the vocal version Mark, 2 3 4

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the camp on Scepter,,never seen an original

marching thats right up 2,3,4 !

Wigan forever ,,keep the faith!!!!

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I remember Sam first playing Camp at the Wirrina....I cant swear but I'm almost certain it was on a Scepter issue.I may be wrong-but I don't think so. biggrin.gifwhistling.gif

As for Bill Purcell-If Pete can find me a copy for 25 quid I'll drive up th Wolverhampton,pay him the money,buy him a Balti,treat him to a piss up in his local,buy his wife the flowers for him to appologise for his drunken state,drive home,sell my copy,pocket the change & buy a nice cheapie from his list. biggrin.gif:shades::P:lol:

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I remember Sam first playing Camp at the Wirrina....I cant swear but I'm almost certain it was on a Scepter issue.I may be wrong-but I don't think so. biggrin.gifwhistling.gif

As for Bill Purcell-If Pete can find me a copy for 25 quid I'll drive up th Wolverhampton,pay him the money,buy him a Balti,treat him to a piss up in his local,buy his wife the flowers for him to appologise for his drunken state,drive home,sell my copy,pocket the change & buy a nice cheapie from his list. biggrin.gifbiggrin.gif:shades::P

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martyn

youve lost your marbles mate ....lol

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Guest soul kitten

:good: does anyone remember theadore life orch- nightime shadows inst c u he played ? twas fantastic.....but king moses ' i got the feeling' on pet..i know its really rare but that awful really awful guitar solo really kills it dead..sam is kickin it at the mo with some awesome tunes but king moses should stay dead in egypt;;;;;

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The Bloody Awful "I'm Not Over You" True Image 'Gonzalez' soundalike.

Me, Benson & Briscoe nearly pissed ourselves the first time he dropped that heap o' shite at Yarmouth.

(Their stuff on Juana... now you're talking!)

Mind you, Sam wasn't the only guilty party :wicked:

And over the years, Sam's often delivered the goods!

Sean

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Funny someome to mention Happy Cats, i noticed my dad had brought that on grapevine found in someones Northern soul box but to me i thought he obviously not got a clue.

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Guest skorpiano

Sam helped usher in 'newies', many thought he was wrong, but he was, as always, ahead of the curve!

The tracks we consider 'modern oldies' today are because DJ's like Sam and Richard had the guts to embrace change and play the great and new (at the time) modern soul!

Sam, I'm not sure where you are, or even if you remember me, but you were a part of shaping this scene of ours!

Do you remember playing, 'Don Woody-Barking Up The Wrong Tree' all those years ago?

Keeping the faith, as always, in Stockholm.

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