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Billy Hambric Flaming Mamie C/w You're A Sweetheart

Perhaps the most-wanted Northern Soul R&B thumper of the moment!

The stop-start brass arrangement stretches out for a snarling vocal to binge upon, totally compelling - attention grabbing Dick Dale styled guitar intro and the pouting deep N’ dirty Sax is just too much to ignore… an irresistible dancefloor seducer..

You just cannot listen and not want to move - that is why this baby, is top of all the DJ lists of those Jocks who play Ravaging-Rampaging-Raucous-R&B-Romps!!

This elusive disc is exactly that.. prepare for competition.

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The winning bid was £ 401.00

 
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Rose Battiste Hit & Run C/w I Miss My Baby

White Demo HEAVEN!

Such a classic Northern Soul pairing that matters not which side you chose to spin, the effect will be the same..a FULL dancefloor.

This is after all is said and done, this is archetypical Northern Soul from the top drawer. Everything a Northern Soul 45 requires is here in abundance.

Shall we let the double sound file whisk you back a few decades to that Golden era of “The Torch” in full flight..

And let the flawless two PROMO labels provide a breathtaking vinyl-vista of perfection…

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The winning bid was £ 432.00

 
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Topics Hey Girl (where Are You Going?) C/w If Love Comes Knockin'

You are about to hear the very essence of vocal-group Northern Soul not once but twice over.

Part of the highly appreciated Carnival Records of New Jersey that Joe Evans steered into Rare Soul immortality with a plethora of outstanding Soul recordings. This short lived Carnival Records subsidiary was named after the company address of 350 Chadwick Avenue, Newark, New Jersey.

With the Topics already having the fabulous “She’s So Fine” Carnival 520 under their belt, Joe Evans switched them to join The Metrics on his new label; the result is nothing short of STUNNING providing not one but two knockout Northern Soul gems for the owner.

Lead side has been a top want of DJ/collectors for decades and requires no introduction as it features just enough in top DJ sets to tantalize and refresh. Smooth seamless vocal group Northern Soul at a pace totally perfect for today’s dancers.

Having stated the obvious, dare I say we have all been playing the “wrong” side over those decades, as “Love Comes Knockin” is as good as Northern Soul can possibly rise to..

The magnificent vibe intro makes acquaintance with a soulfully polished lead with a heavenly male chorus enriching the ambiance of this refined slab of neglected Northern Soul.

It always features in my set - I personally seriously rate it as an hidden gem begging for the wider audience..and undeservedly suffering from the “A-Side” being so darn good…

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The winning bid was £ 764.00

 
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Dean Parrish Determination C/w Turn On Your Love Light

The first time in your life, when you hear the truly great 60s vocals it’s something you don’t forget. For my baptism of Dean Parrish came when I was in Nottingham Rediffusion Downstairs Record Bar, they had just started to rival Select-A-Disc for USA Soul imports.

I had recently heard a fabulous Northern Soul dancer with the prominent lyrics of - “I’m Not The Kind Of Guy To Give In And Give Up - My Philosophy Is Determination” - I told the rather dishy counter-girl words, she promptly said I know the one - then drop the needle - Dean Parrish on Boom…blasted out the vocal caused me to shiver and ideally complimenting low-blow trombone had my hairs my neck bristling.

Without hesitation, I handed over my £2.00 (a third of my weekly wage) I was now the proud owner of a stand-out tune and my introduction to one of the greatest white guys to ever sing soul had begun.

I promptly forgot about the record I was first looking for, which turned out to be Jimmy Thomas’s - Where There’s A Will (There’s A Way) -

Before you today is its ultime form, the British Rare Northern Soul DEMO Trophy of that Boom 45. I am sure most all of you will remember the very first time it entered your life as it is after all, a timeless Northern Soul classic.

This copy is as gleaming green & white DEMO - it has a minuscule pressing flaw on the very edge of the run-in NOT touching or affecting anything. The vinyl itself is a shimmering Mint - as are both labels.

Click the soundfile and listen to this great man at work and imagine an impressionable teenagers ears clashing with it for the very first time..

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The winning bid was £ 348.00

 
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Rubiayats Omar Khayyam C/w Tomorrow

Quite simply this cherished labels rarest, most-valuable & most wanted 45. Accentuated by recent NS DJ attention, particularly the legendary John Vincent who is spinning it to death - to a crushing dancefloor response.

100% New Orleans, featuring totally innovative lyrics lauding the virtues of “Wine, Women & Song”, can’t argue with that or it’s rarity endorsements. This is only our 3rd copy in 15 years. You could always hold out for the USA Sansu press - but we have found that, even harder to find.

Unconventional in the extreme but saturated in all those infectious qualities that make it usually the most-memorable spin of any evening!

The prolific Allen Toussaint & Marshal C. Seahorn again craft an unmissable tune…

This copy has a surface mark on the a-side not affecting play, with the beautiful vocal-group ballad on the flip also has a surface scratch but BOTH sides play LOUD and clean.

PS we suggest you hit this 45 on the rise, as its rarity history suggests in a years to come, the value can only blossom..

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The winning bid was £ 261.00

 
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Parisians Twinkle Little Star C/w The Cockroach

In Northern Soul World is there a more popular Dancefloor Destroyer than this BEAST?

Guttural defiance deliverers a double helping of Ernie Fields writing skills! Snarling, growling lead voice is decorated in squealing sisters, honkin’-horns and persistent rhythmic bongos driving out an irresistible invitation to dance.

Currently causing instant drink parking and the dancefloor dash..a total of a monster tune, surely no NS DJ can be without.

Flip it over and that same rumbling bass introduces you to a weird but wonderful instrumental version with a Rodney E. Jones styled Rap woven into the roaring backing track.. not heard this before but I’m quite sure it would receive a most favourable response, as that commending lead vocal once again demands you to dance…

Fabulous condition..throughout

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The winning bid was £ 2,116.00

 
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Fire Flight To Cuba C/w Soul On Ice

Have some FUNK - rare Bay Area FUNK is perfect condition!

Just across the bridge from the airport Hayward was a happy hunting ground for vinyl for many a crate diggers from all over the world, during the 70s & 80s. But I certainly never found a copy of this rarity and I would not dare to have dreamed of finding a MINT unplayed example.

This listing is another from a seemingly endless supply of “filed only” never-played records from a huge collection.

If you are squeamish about vinyl blemishes and seek the impossible over 40’s, still in perfect birth-state condition - do not pass by - you will not see another like it.

DEEP FUNK in deeply astonishing condition.

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The winning bid was £ 243.00

 
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Supremes Shake - 1965 4 Track Ep

The three girls cover Sam Cooke like only they could under the guidance of Motown’s best

Only 18 EP’s ever made for the UK market in the TME series and this is certainly a strange release as NOT ONE of the chosen 4 tracks ever reached 45 in the UK.That is the deciding factor why it sold virtually nothing on release and today it sits comfortably in the top 5 rarest most difficult to acquire EP releases especially in this fine condition

So when it comes our way in glorious Mint - condition - it will certainly lure even those most-complete of TMG collectors and up-graders.

Both Labels are clean as are front and back covers, front cobver has some light veins bottom right (see scan) they are minuscule. Vinyl is a very clean, some very light surface blemishes. Track 1 side one is the only track with a mark ad that does not affect play.

It’s a tough one - an EP most will have missing from the run and this is a neat clean copy.

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The winning bid was £ 108.00

 
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Billy Eckstine The Prime Of My Life - Autographed

Absolutely perfect condition, vinyl, labels, and inner sleeve are “as new” cover inspection reveals only the merest sign of human contact.

BACK COVER is autographed and dated, and sited in Manchester, England1989

For Motown collectors seeking perfection - this package is just that. Autograph collectors Billy Eckstine was one of the very greatest Jazz singers of he last century and passed away just 4 years after this back cover was signed.

Berry Gordy made no secret, that his first love was jazz - and was delighted when he secure Billy to the Motown label in 1965 which produced two albums and 6 singles, one of which was a Northern Soul monster. This album whilst is mostly Jazz crooning we have sound filed one track that carries Northern Soul undertones the fabulous “Fantasy” which never achieved 45 release adding to it’s desirability.

Having said that it is the 50 year old perfect condition, The Autograph and it’s provenance along with the fact that this guy during his 79 years had very few equals..

The master of his craft… was Mr. Eckstine

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The winning bid was £ 46.00

 
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Miracles What's So Good About Good Bye C/w I've Been Good To You

Condition, Condition, Condition!

A listing for fastidious British Motown collectors who are constantly upgrading and seeking perfection.

1962 UK press is eye-popping condition, only revealing very light sleeve condition blemishes under strong light. A whisker off Mint - but as all TMG trappers will confirm this particular title is rarely if ever seen ion acceptable condition.

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The winning bid was £ 155.00

 
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Elements I'll Remember You C/w When I Fall In Love Again

You are about to be introduced to an infinitely rare 45, one that displays everything the street-corner recording of hope is all about.

Listen to this weeks Sweet Soul offering, shimmering with naive ambition and charm; making this 45 to those of you serious about digging deep for their rarities an essential capture as this 45 just never turns up.

Primitive in the extreme, but that is the whole attraction, this 45 will escort you around the streets of Cleveland, Ohio and put on a corner symphony, the like of which you may never had heard before.

Top sides is like a falsetto stand-off as highly pitched vocals warble their way through a simplistic arrangement with each vocal fighting to be the highest.

Flip it over the pace lifts a peg and those vocal glide off again into a silky soulful stroll with only insistent drum roll and a guitar riff for company.

Stupidly RARE … and in fine clean condition.

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The winning bid was £ 336.00

 
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Mark Iv Signs Of A Dying Love Part 1 & 2

Huge renaissance is happening for this New Jersey Soulful dance groove as I see it featuring on a few play lists of eminent Jocks. and who could blame them bringing this one back after it undeservedly languished in the shadows of “If You Can’t Tell Me Something Good”

Today on the comeback trail it seems its time has come around again and much stronger. Listening to Otis Brown Jr. blend soulful vocals into a dance beat whilst still retaining a gloriously soulful atmosphere with lush strings and celestial background vocals adding layer after layer of opulence. With the relentless dance rhythm provided by a simplistic bass guitar riff… does it get any better?

STAND OUT and rebounding with a bang…

Condition is mirror-like!

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The winning bid was £ 202.00

 
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Danny Owens I Can't Be A Fool For You

This perennial Northern Soul rarity is starting to be talked about again!

The former Bell Boys cover/up and a monster for Soul Sam during the height of Cleethorpes Winter Gardens in the late 70s. Today this New Orleans feelgood Northern Soul dancer rarely comes to market, benefiting from years of rarity and consequently never ever being bootlegged.

The wealth of Northern Soul that came out in Louisiana through “Dover Distributors is mind boggling but whilst Lydia Marcelle 45s on this label turned up in their 100s in the great 1977 “Dover Distributors” find in Dallas, this title was not there, and has remained Scarlet Pimpernel elusive now for near 4 decades.

We have always recommended investment in rare New Orleans vinyl, but even if this started life in New York you’d want to own it as from the very first note it lifts your spirits; A proper vibe driven NS dancer credited to Danny Owens but you will feel it’s a group singing as there are at least two up front vocals…

Condition is very clean only very light surface marks and plays superb throughout… x on flipside label

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The winning bid was £ 350.00

 
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Carstairs It Really Hurts Me Girl C/w The Story Of Our Love

THE NS CLASSICS IN PERFECT CONDITION - STILL IN BIRTH SLEEVE

Seems currently to be the hottest form of Northern Soul collecting.

This John Anderson discovery that started life as an Ian Levine Blackpool Mecca spin. Was at the time utterly groundbreaking music, going against the main principles of the Northern Soul turntable choice.

It needed to be upbeat, powerful, joyous and built on a Motownesque foundation of feelgood dance. But Ian Levine new a tune when he heard one, this was totally different from the NS norm. But Ian only saw the potential of it becoming a Highland Room monster, which it did, virtually overnight.

A quickly deleted new release at the time, that offered up something completely different with it’s lengthy instrumental intro, with jangling guitars seeping through a bank of strings… how could anyone have ever expected the voice that was about to beg, plead and beseech his way into you heart.

STUNNING !!

so compelling it single-handedly opened up the way for a more soulful sound to swap “The Mecca”. Controversial to those followers with a less soulful stance on their music, but to the soulfully entrenched it was perhaps then the greatest discovery of all-time…

Today it still causes danceflooor mayhem, as space on the wood disappears… so when a flawless copy turns up and one that has never seen a Northern Soul DJ before.. we feel it is perfect for those collectors hunting the classics in as near “perfect” condition as it can possibly get…

Sorry, this item has already been won!
The winning bid was £ 200.00

 
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Chuck Cockerham Have I Got A Right

Sitting firmly in my top 10 desert island discs. Not sure how many the local vicar will allow me to play, when I depart from this mortal coil - but this will certainly be ONE of them.

Crazy About Crossover? It would be crazy not to be crazy about this! This is the top end of the much misunderstood genre - that Richard Searling championed @ Parkers, Manchester in the 80s as the pace slowed and true-Soul was the order of the day.

The now Northern Soul “folklore” statement of one collectors ousting it from his collection because he though it was a “white” singer. must now regret his prejudice, as this ebony crooner with a creamy vocal backed by just as velvety horns crafts Crossover Utopia.

This our first ever STOCK copy, has vinyl with some very light surface marks and is visually vg+ but just listen to that luscious soundfile, it plays a thoroughly clean Ex+ and both labels are clean

Yes, Desert Island Disc and one to send me off to Heaven… like it just has done..

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The winning bid was £ 1,616.00

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Anyone noticed how these auction blurbs are starting to get political ?

Week by week Cleethorpes is slowly being pushed into everyone's consciousness.

It was a venue hardly anyone talked about after the 70's, now it's being portrayed as the best venue of the 70's!

It now seems all the best record's were played at Cleethorpes and everywhere else was just hanging on behind!

I suppose who was a DJ's there, has nothing to do with it!

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Cleethorpes is slowly being pushed into everyone's consciousness.

It was a venue hardly anyone talked about, now it's being portrayed as the best venue of the 70's!

It now seems all the best record's were played at Cleethorpes and everywhere else was just hanging on behind!

 

A venue which hardly anyone talked about?  :ohmy:  :no:

 

Cleethorpes Pier and the Winter Gardens were massive venues and and the playlists were hugely influential. 

 

Apologies for being a bit off thread.

 

 

Peter

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Anyone noticed how these auction blurbs are starting to get political ?

Cleethorpes is slowly being pushed into everyone's consciousness.

It was a venue hardly anyone talked about, now it's being portrayed as the best venue of the 70's!

It now seems all the best record's were played at Cleethorpes and everywhere else was just hanging on behind!

I suppose the fact that who was a DJ there, has nothing to do with it!

 

John Manship was one of the residents at Cleethorpes which obviously is why he refers to it so much

 

Hardly a venue no one talked about though - in the mid 70's the three main places were Wigan, Cleethorpes and Blackpool

 

I know there were lots of other great venues but these were the ones that were consistently breaking new sounds

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Anyone noticed how these auction blurbs are starting to get political ?

Week by week Cleethorpes is slowly being pushed into everyone's consciousness.

It was a venue hardly anyone talked about after the 70's, now it's being portrayed as the best venue of the 70's!

It now seems all the best record's were played at Cleethorpes and everywhere else was just hanging on behind!

I suppose who was a DJ's there, has nothing to do with it!

You're havin' a larf surely , Cleethorpes is up there with the best of them , I understand it's everybody's own opinion but Cleggy top place  :thumbsup:

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You're havin' a larf surely , Cleethorpes is up there with the best of them , I understand it's everybody's own opinion but Cleggy top place  :thumbsup:

I enjoyed Cleethorpes the couple of times I went, but my point is the blurbs are going to political.

The auctions are read by a lot of people and John has a privileged position to influence people who were not around at the time.

Here is the comment on the Mickie Champion auction "Forget Wigan Casino, this was a total monster at Cleethorpes Pier"

Well it was a total monster at Wigan Casino as well!

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A venue which hardly anyone talked about?  :ohmy:  :no:

 

Cleethorpes Pier and the Winter Gardens were massive venues and and the playlists were hugely influential. 

 

Apologies for being a bit off thread.

 

 

Peter

 

 

You're havin' a larf surely , Cleethorpes is up there with the best of them , I understand it's everybody's own opinion but Cleggy top place  :thumbsup:

The Yella-Belly Mafia have spoken :wicked: :lol:

Cheers

Martyn

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I enjoyed Cleethorpes the couple of times I went, but my point is the blurbs are going to political.

Here is the comment on the Mickie Champion auction "Forget Wigan Casino, this was a total monster at Cleethorpes Pier"

Well it was a total monster at Wigan Casino as well!

 

You're right - it was a monster sound all over and not purely Cleethorpes

 

I'd disregard the comments being political though - just John being over enthusiastic with his sales hype

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I enjoyed Cleethorpes the couple of times I went, but my point is the blurbs are going to political.

The auctions are read by a lot of people and John has a privileged position to influence people who were not around at the time.

Here is the comment on the Mickie Champion auction "Forget Wigan Casino, this was a total monster at Cleethorpes Pier"

Well it was a total monster at Wigan Casino as well!

 

I know exactly what you're talking about.

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2 copies recently sold for nigh on 2k on eBay last couple weeks and not in as good condition either Phil. 

 

I remember doing a Brighton record fair with Mick Smith, around the year 2000, and this local Brighton lad came up with a Parisians and said to Mick, do you want this for £125, Mick looks at me and says "Is this any good" and I said yeah, pretty good, so he looks at it and says...nah, not interested, so I said I'll have it - I think I sold it to Warren, might be wrong, £300 or something like that.  Never, ever back then thought it would go higher than that.

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I remember doing a Brighton record fair with Mick Smith, around the year 2000, and this local Brighton lad came up with a Parisians and said to Mick, do you want this for £125, Mick looks at me and says "Is this any good" and I said yeah, pretty good, so he looks at it and says...nah, not interested, so I said I'll have it - I think I sold it to Warren, might be wrong, £300 or something like that.  Never, ever back then thought it would go higher than that.

Never known it to sell for more than £800 Pete until a few weeks ago and after the first one which went for about 2k the other week Kev chanced his arm at $3,200 buy it now and it got bought within 24 hours with condition only Ex too.  Not suprised at JM price as he ain't silly he knows when to strike.  

 

Still you you doubled your money lol

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Rubiayats Omar Khayyam - presume this was an Action label copy?

 

Someone's paid a lot of money for a £50 record.

 

Blurb states rarest and most wanted on label - I'd dispute that as well - Z Z Hill, Eddie Holman, Tom Green are three that spring to mind immediately....

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2 copies recently sold for nigh on 2k on eBay last couple weeks and not in as good condition either Phil. 

What gets me though Bearsy, Paul Shirley put a Traditions up for sale at £800 and got no takers. It's many times rarer and a much better version in my humble opinion.

Bloody sheep.

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What gets me though Bearsy, Paul Shirley put a Traditions up for sale at £800 and got no takers. It's many times rarer and a much better version in my humble opinion.

Bloody sheep.

Correct and as you say much rarer

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Anyone noticed how these auction blurbs are starting to get political ?

Week by week Cleethorpes is slowly being pushed into everyone's consciousness.

It was a venue hardly anyone talked about after the 70's, now it's being portrayed as the best venue of the 70's!

It now seems all the best record's were played at Cleethorpes and everywhere else was just hanging on behind!

I suppose who was a DJ's there, has nothing to do with it!

 

Connie Clark

My Sugar Baby Vocal / Instrumental

In short…

From the pen of Frank Wilson, comes one of the greatest female Northern Soul recordings EVER!

Forget Cleethorpes Pier - this was an historic Wigan Casino ANTHEM!

 

 

Here's one for Sale that wasn't big @ Cleethorpes Pier !

 

 

Cheers.................          Tom.

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Fire "Flight To Cuba" went cheap! :ohmy:  I really should pay more attention to his auctions.

Never seen a funk record go for a lot on his auctions, I guess the bidders' financial advisors aren't sure about funk yet, as a solid investment :-)

Someone's fell for the hype on the rubayats though; not a good or rare record]

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What gets me though Bearsy, Paul Shirley put a Traditions up for sale at £800 and got no takers. It's many times rarer and a much better version in my humble opinion.

Bloody sheep.

I know I tried to buy it form him ages ago but we couldn't come to an agreement then a year or so later he put it up for sale again and I had no money lol.  

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I bought 2 records off Mary chapman in the mid eighties, one was the Parisians and the other one was an Arthur Connelly track I cant recall what though

 she sold me the pair for £20. as unknowns to me. when I played the Parisians ,I thought it was rubbish. cheesy northern, and I still do ,but unfortunately for me, I moved it on , for the same price as I paid for it £10.    some you win and some you lose  lol

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Unbelievable for a  very very bad record , absolute shite  for that kind of money  £500 or £600 imo

I suggest you have a trip to the GP and have your ears shringed; if that fails psychiatric therapy may be required. lol

Parisians Twinkle little star and The Cockroach are great uptempo tunes and should be played more often.

Now if you want a list of shit tunes ........ Best I don't go there for in case I upset DJ's without imagination or where the the labotomy was overdone.   

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I suggest you have a trip to the GP and have your ears shringed; if that fails psychiatric therapy may be required. lol

Parisians Twinkle little star and The Cockroach are great uptempo tunes and should be played more often.

Now if you want a list of shit tunes ........ Best I don't go there for in case I upset DJ's without imagination or where the the labotomy was overdone.   

We all have different taste in music, and you are entitled to yours. I have never liked the record myself, it's never moved me. The Parisians version is a very messy production, and to my ears the Traditions version is far superior.

The point I was trying to make is that the Parisians isn't that rare, and certainly not worth £2k.

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We all have different taste in music, and you are entitled to yours. I have never liked the record myself, it's never moved me. The Parisians version is a very messy production, and to my ears the Traditions version is far superior.

The point I was trying to make is that the Parisians isn't that rare, and certainly not worth £2k.

I also like The Traditions, its smoother and more refined, the Parisians is less polished but that doesn't detract from it, dirty soul is equally enjoyable (eg Johnny Taylor - Friday night & Carl Holmes - Soul dance No3). It would be boring if we all liked same tunes, that variety makes the scene interesting. Hence I didn't quote a shit list of tunes.

A record is worth what someone is prepared to pay for it. I don't know if Parisians is rare but if it's not rare then why have 3 buyers in the last few months each paid £2K? Supply and demand rules would have other sellers offloading their copies and cashing in whilst the goings good until eventually the price falls. If the price doesn't fall then it suggests the record is less common than previously thought, if you have access to several copies then this might be a good time to sell em as buy it now at £2K. 

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I bought 2 records off Mary chapman in the mid eighties, one was the Parisians and the other one was an Arthur Connelly track I cant recall what though

she sold me the pair for £20. as unknowns to me. when I played the Parisians ,I thought it was rubbish. cheesy northern, and I still do ,but unfortunately for me, I moved it on , for the same price as I paid for it £10. some you win and some you lose lol

Which means you judged it on merit ,rather than on price / rarity ...so take consolation ,you at least have good taste in all things soulful :) Edited by NEV

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Just listened to that Traditions version of Twinkle...not a patch on the other one is it?

 

Just listened to that Traditions version of Twinkle...not a patch on the other one is it?

for once we disagree Mr Smith

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I suggest you have a trip to the GP and have your ears shringed; if that fails psychiatric therapy may be required. lol

Parisians Twinkle little star and The Cockroach are great uptempo tunes and should be played more often.

Now if you want a list of shit tunes ........ Best I don't go there for in case I upset DJ's without imagination or where the the labotomy was overdone.   

 

I suggest you have a trip to the GP and have your ears shringed; if that fails psychiatric therapy may be required. lol

Parisians Twinkle little star and The Cockroach are great uptempo tunes and should be played more often.

Now if you want a list of shit tunes ........ Best I don't go there for in case I upset DJ's without imagination or where the the labotomy was overdone.   

Had my ears shringed , had psychiatric therapy still think its crap record , you need help from your  GP  as you have very poor taste lol

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Had my ears shringed , had psychiatric therapy still think its crap record , you need help from your  GP  as you have very poor taste lol

My psychiatrist said my therapy was going nowhere ('silence of the lambs'), they don't let me out much anymore. My hearing aid has got new batteries so there is no problem there. Lol. I remain a lover of oldies tunes and been unable to come to terms with modern. But it be a wretched scene if we all only appreciated the same tunes.

If you obtain a decent copy of original Parisians for £10 and feel the need to offload it you could make it a buy it now for £2K and see if it really is worth what 3 people have recently paid for a copy. In that circumstance I doubt you would advertise it as a crap tune for the deaf, rather you would be singing the praises of the tune all the way to the bank.  

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