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Back in the days of stompers only, if I flipped a 45 over and in the first two seconds it didn't explode I never played it....oh dear what an ignorant oaf! Today, probably over 30 years since I bought it I played the B side to the Marvellows `I Do` called `My Heart` - what a gem! Any similar admissions out there?

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I took an overdose, b-side to Vibrations - cause you're mine, awesome!!

Just picked up a stone mint demo for 50 quid off the bay, winner :-)

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Ha!Ha! I bought so many thousand records when they were out in the '50s and '60s that I probably forgot to play many of their back sides.  As I don't know which ones I didn't play. I may never play some of them.  I may be in for some pleasant surprises, IF I ever retire (stop working). 

 

I'll never be able to afford to stop working, but if I go blind, or my hands shake too much to draw, then I might be forced to stop, or just write stories dictating them to Dragon, and having that programme write it in computer files.

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Back in the days of stompers only, if I flipped a 45 over and in the first two seconds it didn't explode I never played it....oh dear what an ignorant oaf! Today, probably over 30 years since I bought it I played the B side to the Marvellows `I Do` called `My Heart` - what a gem! Any similar admissions out there?

Totally guilty. I thought I was so sure of the sound I liked, I barely played a single b side in years of buying, same went for the other tracks on 'one track' lps.

really ignorant behaviour but on the plus side, when I eventually got round to listening to them, it was like getting a pile of free records.

as already mentioned, vibrations is the obvious one but found some great deep sides which I now prefer to the side I bought the record for.

sign of a maturing taste I guess.

still doing it though, pulled an obscure sonny knight out my sales box the other day and listened to the flip 'the quiet man'. Had the thing years and never even played it and I love it.

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A few years ago I flipped the "Invitations - You're Like A mystery - MGM", which I'd had for years, filed away as a "version" of the Belmonts, really pleased and appalled at myself when I flipped it over to find "Watch Out Little Girl"

 

Des

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A few years ago I flipped the "Invitations - You're Like A mystery - MGM", which I'd had for years, filed away as a "version" of the Belmonts, really pleased and appalled at myself when I flipped it over to find "Watch Out Little Girl"

 

Des

 

funny, what different people and generations get from the same records. I only ever knew this for the 'Watch out...' side, and when I started playing it, hardly anyone knew what it was, despite the record being well known.

Similarly, I bought Troy Dodds and Tobi Lark for what were at the time their lesser known b sides - the Northern flips were the neglected sides for me.

 

Speaking of which - Manship's  got that Tommy Rodgers on his auction and I'm sure he's got it the wrong way round in his blurb - surely it was first played, with no great success for it's trad northern sounding side 'tell it...' and the side it's in demand for now is the Pass the word side...?

 

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/auction/9470/ill-tell-it-to-the-wind-cw-pass-the-word

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funny, what different people and generations get from the same records. I only ever knew this for the 'Watch out...' side, and when I started playing it, hardly anyone knew what it was, despite the record being well known.

Similarly, I bought Troy Dodds and Tobi Lark for what were at the time their lesser known b sides - the Northern flips were the neglected sides for me.

 

Speaking of which - Manship's  got that Tommy Rodgers on his auction and I'm sure he's got it the wrong way round in his blurb - surely it was first played, with no great success for it's trad northern sounding side 'tell it...' and the side it's in demand for now is the Pass the word side...?

 

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/auction/9470/ill-tell-it-to-the-wind-cw-pass-the-word

 

Sold my Tommy Rodgers on here,someone's smiling now. :( ..I've never been any good at this money making lark.

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I started collecting without any attachment to any kind of scene so I've always played both sides of records to see what side is the best. And I always get a little annoyed when sellers post audio of only one side of a record :wicked:

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Both "Soul Set - Will You Ever Learn" and "Walter & Admirations - Man Oh Man" were originally played for the other sides.

 

Des

wow,i never knew the soul sets other side was being played first,it is a cracking side though,actually i cant remember that side ever being played anywhere,not even stafford,u learn something new everyday on here

jason

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I have many confessions of this nature, but the most painful is not flipping Bob Relf until Rob Wigley told me about "Girl, you're my kind of wonderful" - missed out on a great record for about thirty years!

 

Then there was Mikki Farrow, Len Jewel and oh so many more.

 

What a numbskull!

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Lenny Curtis on END, never bothered with the flip, twas too slow in my younger days but listening to it out nowadays,

well, just wonderful wonderful Soul, and i have to confess to being a radio 2 liker

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I think the other side of the Soul Set was originally played by Pat Brady as "Liberty Agents - Give My Love One More try" I'm sure somebody with a better memory than I, can confirm or denounce this

 

Des

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wow,i never knew the soul sets other side was being played first,it is a cracking side though,actually i cant remember that side ever being played anywhere,not even stafford,u learn something new everyday on here

jason

Played at Queens hall Bradford, Wilton, in fact was it not a Gary Spencer/Carl Fortnum play. Not heard B side but not many Northern tracks can

compare to w.y.e.l.  In my top 10 alltime greats

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I think the other side of the Soul Set was originally played by Pat Brady as "Liberty Agents - Give My Love One More try" I'm sure somebody with a better memory than I, can confirm or denounce this

 

Des

I will ask him tonight Des if he turns out :)

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  Any similar admissions out there?

 

Absolutely, KevH slapped my wrist about 10 years ago and told me to always play my b-sides :huh:

Still getting round to it, I'm going through my collection, playing both sides and recording them to iTunes (where the b-side is good enough ) only up to G at the moment but got loads of examples I could list.

Probably the worst example I can think of is that I had a copy of Jimmy Mack (only a soul galore pressing) for 30 years and never played Go On………. :facepalm:

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here's one I mentioned recently on here, but its perfect example.. had this 45 for years and only turned it over last couple months...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ67umHoimE

 

Its been said above there are thousands, but here are a couple favorites that have very famous 'Northern Soul' other sides, to be honest I prefer most of these cuts to their 'Norther' other, but hey its all great music....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSN1Omys1GY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwDWDFU4sxs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNVr0hRAyUA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWCbOe-ViWw

 

mal

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B sides and junk shop finds were my main way of expanding my very limited collecting in the start.

 

I still love going back over records, giving the other side a listen and realising that after all this time the track I wasn't so bothered about sounds so much better now!

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Speaking of which - Manship's  got that Tommy Rodgers on his auction and I'm sure he's got it the wrong way round in his blurb - surely it was first played, with no great success for it's trad northern sounding side 'tell it...' and the side it's in demand for now is the Pass the word side...?

 

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/auction/9470/ill-tell-it-to-the-wind-cw-pass-the-word

 

I bought it for 10p in 1974 from Jumbo Records in Leeds cheap 10p box. I only ever knew "Pass The Word" and actually carried it in my main box for a while but sadly never played it. I heard it recently at Va Va Voom and it sounded brilliant........ :thumbup:

 

Ian D  :D

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here's one I mentioned recently on here, but its perfect example.. had this 45 for years and only turned it over last couple months...

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJ67umHoimE

 

Its been said above there are thousands, but here are a couple favorites that have very famous 'Northern Soul' other sides, to be honest I prefer most of these cuts to their 'Norther' other, but hey its all great music....

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSN1Omys1GY

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwDWDFU4sxs

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNVr0hRAyUA

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWCbOe-ViWw

 

mal

The interesting thing about "Northern Soul" was that during the '70s, when they were playing ONLY "stompers". the Northern Soulies seemed to almost invariably play the "WRONG" side.  They were almost alwats playing the "B" side, when the ballad oe mid-tempo side was the one played on the radio. was the "hit side", and the one I liked better.  Of these, Phyllis Brown, The Moovers, Trutones, and Ultimations were the charted sides.

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I'm very guilty when it comes to flipping a record over and giving it my full attention. There are so many fabulous double siders that I've bought over the years for the semi unknown flip but shamefully I've missed out on some fine 'B' sides out of sheer ignorance and am only just discovering how double special some 45's are. It's a necessity in my house being married to a man who thrives off playing the flip before the known side so it's a must 'do' for me now especially with so many flips being the classier play!!

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Speaking of which - Manship's  got that Tommy Rodgers on his auction and I'm sure he's got it the wrong way round in his blurb - surely it was first played, with no great success for it's trad northern sounding side 'tell it...' and the side it's in demand for now is the Pass the word side...?

 

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/auction/9470/ill-tell-it-to-the-wind-cw-pass-the-word

 

Depends which era Mik.

 

Early 70's 'Pass The Word' was a bit of an uptempo, cheapie, no hoper, but some years later I played the flipside 'Tell It To The Wind' out at the Windmill and other places (late 70's / early 80's) and although it sat well amongst what worked at the time, and a few of the Rotherham crew appreciated it, it still didn't really take off to any great degree.

 

I think 'Pass The Word' has been the favoured side in recent years, but pleasantly surprised if 'Wind' is starting to become popular again.

 

:thumbsup:

 

Sean

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Back in the days of stompers only, if I flipped a 45 over and in the first two seconds it didn't explode I never played it....oh dear what an ignorant oaf! Today, probably over 30 years since I bought it I played the B side to the Marvellows `I Do` called `My Heart` - what a gem! Any similar admissions out there?

Think I'm the same, I'll check out that Marvellows, have it somewhere. Flip Barbara Mills - Queen of fools, nice Popcorn choon........

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Having owned the bootleg for 30 odd years and original for 15 plus years on getting another

copy of Herbert Hunter - I was born..... and due to my new policy of playing both sides I was

staggered to hear 'Push away from the table' for the first time.  What a mug and what a great

record, sounds just right for todays audience. Thing is I played it to Mr Rushton and a well known

Midlands collector and they didn't know it either, which does make me feel a tad better.

Cue stampede to play 'Push away' :D

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Back in the 80s it was Ady playing Welcome to Dreamsville covered up

But Monkey see monkey do was being played in the Mod Clubs  no one seemed to have turned it over.

 

Al H :thumbsup:

I thought it was This Diamond Ring on the other side?

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I bought it for 10p in 1974 from Jumbo Records in Leeds cheap 10p box. I only ever knew "Pass The Word" and actually carried it in my main box for a while but sadly never played it. I heard it recently at Va Va Voom and it sounded brilliant........ :thumbup:

 

Ian D  :D

BEEN THERE DONE IT SO MANY TIMES, BUT WHY, FLIPS NOWADAYS ARE SUPERIOR

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I'm very guilty when it comes to flipping a record over and giving it my full attention. There are so many fabulous double siders that I've bought over the years for the semi unknown flip but shamefully I've missed out on some fine 'B' sides out of sheer ignorance and am only just discovering how double special some 45's are. It's a necessity in my house being married to a man who thrives off playing the flip before the known side so it's a must 'do' for me now especially with so many flips being the classier play!!

HEY MRS M, I'M THE SAME JUST LOVE IT

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This diamond ring.... Musicor 1061

Welcome to dreamsville.... Musicor 1072

On British I think they're backed up (it's a long time ago now and there's been a lot of gear between then and now) - that's what the 100 Club spin was played on.

Dx

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On British I think they're backed up (it's a long time ago now and there's been a lot of gear between then and now) - that's what the 100 Club spin was played on.

Dx

monkey see monkey do - uk stateside flip to welcome to dreamsville

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