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Nearly 25years after first hearing it, I've only just discovered that there are two versions of "No on else can take your place". There are two different copies on Breakthrough. Are these the two different versions?

I'm sure someone out there can help me

Thanks

 

Kev

 

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The top one is the 1977 reissue, apparently the vocals were re-recorded by Charles Diamond.

The bottom one is the original 60's recording and the one that is super rare.

They are both awesome to my ears, but I prefer the remake myself.

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The top one is the 1977 reissue, apparently the vocals were re-recorded by Charles Diamond.

The bottom one is the original 60's recording and the one that is super rare.

They are both awesome to my ears, but I prefer the remake myself.

Thanks Pete,

Are they both on Breakthrough and do they have the same catalogue number?

 

Kev

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This is what the 1977 reworking copy looks like.Done by label owner joey jefferson on his own label.As Pete says different lead vocal.Slightly different title as well.A legit release and hard to find these days.Also prefere this version to the mega rare 60s one.Also the Pinkie has the great instrumental on the flip

 

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This is what the 1977 reworking copy looks like.Done by label owner joey jefferson on his own label.As Pete says different lead vocal.Slightly different title as well.A legit release and hard to find these days.Also prefere this version to the mega rare 60s one.Also the Pinkie has the great instrumental on the flip

How much do these go for nowadays .

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bottom original copy is only known for a couple of copies,and i think they are a single sided disc?

i wonder if all copies are here in the uk? maybe ted can answer that?

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Nearly 25years after first hearing it, I've only just discovered that there are two versions of "No on else can take your place". There are two different copies on Breakthrough. Are these the two different versions?

I'm sure someone out there can help me

Thanks

 

Kev

 

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or This Version

I was wondering why it is only 25 years since you 1st heard it? because it is almost 40 years since it 1st got played on the scene!

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I was wondering why it is only 25 years since you 1st heard it? because it is almost 40 years since it 1st got played on the scene!

I really don't know why I never heard it played out. Maybe I did, but it just didn't register. I dipped out of the scene for a bit, like a lot of people and first heard it on one of those very early northern soul compilation cd's  c1989. In fact during the 90's I bought pretty much every northern cd I could get my hands on as I was bringing up kids so Richard Searling's radio shows and cd's were my only source of new sounds.

 

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What's the story with the acetate on popsike,sold in May 2013 for $4000 and then re-sold in December that year for $1500,same copy .

I seem to remember seeing pink copies in Russ's record bar during some of my final visits to the Casino in '77. 

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I was wondering why it is only 25 years since you 1st heard it? because it is almost 40 years since it 1st got played on the scene!

maybe time to give this one an airing............???  has the pace for today's scene :g: :g:

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What's the story with the acetate on popsike,sold in May 2013 for $4000 and then re-sold in December that year for $1500,same copy .

I seem to remember seeing pink copies in Russ's record bar during some of my final visits to the Casino in '77. 

 

Big Mecca pinkie,available easily ,along with ahem,Lee Fields.....i'm sure DaveTay will confirm.

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Big Mecca pinkie,available easily ,along with ahem,Lee Fields.....i'm sure DaveTay will confirm.

It was the Orange single sided copy that got played at the Mecca, it was a year or a bit more when the Pinkie ones where commonly availiable.

As for Lee Fields 85p from Soul Bowl at the time. :thumbsup:

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I had the first copy in the UK of  The Inspirations "No One Else Can Take Your Place". I bought it from Bob Cattanneo "blind" - he told me it was brilliant but refused to play it on the phone. As he had supplied me with tons of good stuff I agreed to buy it without hearing it and it cost me £32, which I think was 2 weeks wages for me  at the time!

Roll on a few years and I was importing records and via Bob I purchased an exclusive repress of the record from Joey Jefferson who owned Breakthough and Mutt & Jeff.  Well Bob and myself thought it was a repress but it turned up with the Charles Diamond vocal. I cannot remember if we had 500 or 1000 copies but we struggled to sell them.

Roll on a few more years later and myself and Bill Baker were in LA visiting Brian and Eddie Holland to licence Freda Payne/Chairmen Of The Board/Just Brothers and Eloise Laws to release on Inferno.

While over we visited a few people and one of them was Joey . I had rung up and reminded  him of my history with him on "No One Else Can Take Your Place" . He said he had another  (the original)copy on Breakthrough which he would sell me. We went over  to an area the taxi driver did not want to leave us in and

Mr Jefferson triumphantly  produced what he said was a 25 count box of The Inspirations one sided. Looking back Bill and myself believe  he just had the one copy with other records in the box. But he definitely had the one copy so I wanted to buy it and reminded him he had said he would happily sell it we came to his place.

 Turns out he had a real gripe about the UK Soul scene because of Simon Soussan and in the end refused to sell me the record. It got quite moody, with Joey saying he would only sell the record if we flew him to London and DJM's Stephen James, who he must have spoken to at some stage, did the deal!

Bill reckons it was only me saying (I lied) that Brian and Eddie were expecting us back at their office at a certain time and knew where we were that got us out of the place in one piece after I was daft enough to produce the cash I was offering to him in front of a shop load of characters who seemed very interested in these two obviously insane nglish guys  with money on them having harsh words with Joey.

Not good - mind you I had a gun "shown me" by Lew Bedell at Dore Records a year after that!! 

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It was the Orange single sided copy that got played at the Mecca, it was a year or a bit more when the Pinkie ones where commonly availiable.

As for Lee Fields 85p from Soul Bowl at the time. :thumbsup:

I can't remember seeing Lee Fields for less than £2.50 - to £3.00

There were quite a few about during the mid 70's but usually all were around that price. I got mine around 1976 and it was more like £3.00, as did a few of my mates at that time.

But no doubt they were less at some point - but I don't personally recall them being 85p.  :g:

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I had the first copy in the UK of  The Inspirations "No One Else Can Take Your Place". I bought it from Bob Cattanneo "blind" - he told me it was brilliant but refused to play it on the phone. As he had supplied me with tons of good stuff I agreed to buy it without hearing it and it cost me £32, which I think was 2 weeks wages for me  at the time!

Roll on a few years and I was importing records and via Bob I purchased an exclusive repress of the record from Joey Jefferson who owned Breakthough and Mutt & Jeff.  Well Bob and myself thought it was a repress but it turned up with the Charles Diamond vocal. I cannot remember if we had 500 or 1000 copies but we struggled to sell them.

Roll on a few more years later and myself and Bill Baker were in LA visiting Brian and Eddie Holland to licence Freda Payne/Chairmen Of The Board/Just Brothers and Eloise Laws to release on Inferno.

While over we visited a few people and one of them was Joey . I had rung up and reminded  him of my history with him on "No One Else Can Take Your Place" . He said he had another  (the original)copy on Breakthrough which he would sell me. We went over  to an area the taxi driver did not want to leave us in and

Mr Jefferson triumphantly  produced what he said was a 25 count box of The Inspirations one sided. Looking back Bill and myself believe  he just had the one copy with other records in the box. But he definitely had the one copy so I wanted to buy it and reminded him he had said he would happily sell it we came to his place.

 Turns out he had a real gripe about the UK Soul scene because of Simon Soussan and in the end refused to sell me the record. It got quite moody, with Joey saying he would only sell the record if we flew him to London and DJM's Stephen James, who he must have spoken to at some stage, did the deal!

Bill reckons it was only me saying (I lied) that Brian and Eddie were expecting us back at their office at a certain time and knew where we were that got us out of the place in one piece after I was daft enough to produce the cash I was offering to him in front of a shop load of characters who seemed very interested in these two obviously insane nglish guys  with money on them having harsh words with Joey.

Not good - mind you I had a gun "shown me" by Lew Bedell at Dore Records a year after that!! 

I used to deal with Bob in the early seventies, and can always remember him sending me a short list of wants and the Inspirations was one of them. 

I packed it in around 1976 and never heard the record until twenty years later on a Cd. That was the re recording, didn't hear the original until years later.

I prefer the re recorded version, wouldn't mind a copy if anyone has a spare.

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This is what the 1977 reworking copy looks like.Done by label owner joey jefferson on his own label.As Pete says different lead vocal.Slightly different title as well.A legit release and hard to find these days.Also prefere this version to the mega rare 60s one.Also the Pinkie has the great instrumental on the flip

One of these on JM site for £150

http://www.raresoulman.co.uk/sound/54958.mp3

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I can't remember seeing Lee Fields for less than £2.50 - to £3.00

There were quite a few about during the mid 70's but usually all were around that price. I got mine around 1976 and it was more like £3.00, as did a few of my mates at that time.

But no doubt they were less at some point - but I don't personally recall them being 85p.  :g:

If l remember rightly it was on one of those front page specials, along with stuff like Bobby Mandolf, Bobby Williams, Shep. Faye Ross etc.

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