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Hi there. I'm still very new to the scene I have around about 20 45s to my name at the minute. Stuff from Jackie Wilson to Edwin Starr to Dione Trevor amongest others.... Just wondering what records can you pick up from around (£30) and under which are original issue and are a fair price but also good records. Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated! Cheers 

 

JC x

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well the first one for me bud would be darryl banks-open the door to your heart-revilot,brill other side too mate,u can get a original of that for about £10 or £15 quid,one of the best soul records ever recorded,theres thousands more but i aint got time to list at the mo,others will help,u gonna have a lot of fun

jason

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Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty and What Can A Man Do on the other side (one of the best ever Northern records IMO) - about £5

 

Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally (for the other side Three Time Loser) about £3

 

Poets - She Blew A Good Thing - about £10

 

Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumour - £10ish

 

Contours - Baby Hit And Run - £15ish

 

Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding - £15ish

 

Richard Temple - That Beatin Rhythm - about £20 (one of the ultimate anthems)

 

JJ Barnes - Please Let Me In - £8ish

 

Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now - £10ish

 

Willie Tee- Walking Up A One Way Street - £10ish on UK Atlantic

 

Dusty Springfield - What's It Gonna Be - £10ish on UK Philips

 

Bunny Sigler - Follow Your Heart - £10ish

 

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - £15ish

 

Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish

 

There are 100s like this that you should be buying before you ever start hammering the bank balance. Most of the above are old Twisted Wheel/Torch sounds - very much old style Northern - there are huge numbers of 70s tracks you can get cheap too - really depends on what tracks you know and like as to what people on here would suggest.

 

Speak to Pete Smith - sure he'll sort you out at a sensible price.

 

Look em up on youtube these are ALL absolute copper bottomed classics.

 

Dx

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tymes-what would i do

mighty marvelows-talking bout you baby

spyder turner-i cant make it anymore

ambers-i love you baby

superiors-what would i do

all cheap as chips fantastic oldies on orig labels!

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Edwin Starr - Time (Gordy)

Worlds Funkiest Band - When You're Alone (California Gold)

Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours (Money)

NF Porter - Keep On Keeping On (Lizard)

Mighty Marvellows - I'm So Confused (ABC)

The Impressions - You Been Cheatin (Stateside)

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Like Arnie J, my first would be Darrell Banks - Open the Door / Our Love Is In the Pocket (particularly for Our Love). 

 

Here are some of my other favourite cheap ones:

 

ZZ Hill - You Just Cheat and Lie (Kent)

Deon jackson - Oh Baby (Carla)

Al Kent - The Way You've Been Acting Lately (Ric Tic)

San Remo Strings - Festival Time (Ric Tic)

Jackie Lee - The Temptation Walk (Mirwood)

The Fantaisions - Unnecessary Tears (Satellite)

Bobby Bland - Shoes (Duke)

The Artistics - I'll Always Love You (Brunswick)

Juanita Williams - Baby Boy (Golden World)

Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor (ABC)

Major Lance - The Beat (Okeh/ UK Soul City)

The Continental Four - The Way I Love You (Jay Walking)

Gene Chandler - After The Laughter (Checker)

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Not sure what prices these bring in the U.K. but I know these would all be under 30 pounds-

 

Edwin Starr- "I Have Faith In You"/ "S.O.S" - Ric Tic

Ace Spectrum- "Don't Send Nobody Else "- Atlantic

Four Tops- "Ask The Lonely"/ "Where Did You Go" Motown

Brenda Holloway- "When I'm Gone" Tamla

Elgins- "Heaven Must Have Sent You" - V.I.P.

Spinners- "I'll Always Love You" Motown

J.J. Barnes- "Real Humdinger" Ric Tic

Contours- "Just A Little Misunderstanding" Gordy

Jo Armstead- "I Feel An Urge Coming On" Giant

Parliaments- "Don't Be Sore At Me" Revilot
Artistics- "I'm Gonna Miss You" Brunswick

Platters- "With This Ring" or "Washed Ashore" Musicor 

O'Jays- "I Dig Your Act"-  Bell 

Kim Weston- "Helpless"- Gordy

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There have been a few threads very similar to this if you do a bit of digging on here you'll find em. Some top quality records that are underplayed can be found for less than £30.

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JJ Barnes "baby please come back home " and "chains of love "   on Groovesville ........if you don't have one by the end of the month .......i'm sending the lads round to persuade you !!!!!! :wicked:  :thumbsup:

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Des Parker (above) has a few lists each week too with lots of cheap good tunes. Click on the button that says find content.

Try and find some obscure cheap stuff you like as well as tried and tested tunes would be my tip.

Great bit of advice, I've bought a bit off Des recently, cheap but decent records all with sound clips! Soul Source is a great place to buy vinyl. I used to get a bit off eBay but now realise why most folk refer to it as evil bay. If it's original and mint the chances are it's more like a VG, and you will have to trawl through hundreds of boots before you find an original.

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Great bit of advice, I've bought a bit off Des recently, cheap but decent records all with sound clips! Soul Source is a great place to buy vinyl. I used to get a bit off eBay but now realise why most folk refer to it as evil bay. If it's original and mint the chances are it's more like a VG, and you will have to trawl through hundreds of boots before you find an original.

 

stick to US ebay maybe? UK ebay is full of shite and well known northern does tend to hold a good price there,

 

some US sellers still dont use the ebay template with customs etc and will do post for under £10. 

 

Easiest way to get more tunes is find tunes cheap and move them on. Definitely part of the fun for me anyway, the buying / selling thing. If you do a bit each week over a long period of time you will get some good scores. it is still possible to buy £40 / 60 soul tunes for a few dollars from ebay.

 

Ive found people on here (both buyers and sellers) are generally very decent and to be fair ive not had too many issues with ebay over the years either and still buy things from there daily. You always have paypal protection so no need to worry. 

 

People on here slag ebay off. I dont get that. A beer and my desk beats rat piss stained boxes in dank out buildings hands down. 

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The DELLS - Make Sure , all time classic for around a tenner :thumbsup:

You must buy this, strong stuff....

 

Saw somebody mentioned Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish, Id have said that, maybe £15 for a nice minter, thing is there are not many minters out there, but lots of crap copies, and I see the price of this track rising, saw somebody list it at £40 sterling the other day.. nearly fainted at that...

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You must buy this, strong stuff....

Saw somebody mentioned Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish, Id have said that, maybe £15 for a nice minter, thing is there are not many minters out there, but lots of crap copies, and I see the price of this track rising, saw somebody list it at £40 sterling the other day.. nearly fainted at that...

I've seen them go for more than £40. I don't think you see many at £15 unless people are selling them on here at that price, but like I say, haven't seen any.

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stick to US ebay maybe? UK ebay is full of shite and well known northern does tend to hold a good price there,

some US sellers still dont use the ebay template with customs etc and will do post for under £10.

Easiest way to get more tunes is find tunes cheap and move them on. Definitely part of the fun for me anyway, the buying / selling thing. If you do a bit each week over a long period of time you will get some good scores. it is still possible to buy £40 / 60 soul tunes for a few dollars from ebay.

Ive found people on here (both buyers and sellers) are generally very decent and to be fair ive not had too many issues with ebay over the years either and still buy things from there daily. You always have paypal protection so no need to worry.

People on here slag ebay off. I dont get that. A beer and my desk beats rat piss stained boxes in dank out buildings hands down.

Only thing is with US eBay is postage can be pretty expensive and can take a few weeks, and on a few occasions I've had to pay an import tax at the post office. I think people slag it off because there are so many people passing boots off as originals and like I said about the condition, I've had a few that are a VG yet they've said it was mint and you've then got to try and find another copy. Ive then had to sell on the VG copy but honesty so I'm at a loss then!

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I've seen them go for more than £40. I don't think you see many at £15 unless people are selling them on here at that price, but like I say, haven't seen any.

 

Even if you do need to go £40 (which I'd be surprised at) it's a 100% must have tune by pretty much everyone's estimation.

Dx

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Only thing is with US eBay is postage can be pretty expensive and can take a few weeks, and on a few occasions I've had to pay an import tax at the post office. I think people slag it off because there are so many people passing boots off as originals and like I said about the condition, I've had a few that are a VG yet they've said it was mint and you've then got to try and find another copy. Ive then had to sell on the VG copy but honesty so I'm at a loss then!

 

I rarely get those issues but issues of any kind are part and parcel of the process, I would say.

 

The more you buy the more chance you have of getting problems however one or too greedy idiots wont stop me from buying from ebay. Its far too easy and fruitful. 

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Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty and What Can A Man Do on the other side (one of the best ever Northern records IMO) - about £5

 

Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally (for the other side Three Time Loser) about £3

 

Poets - She Blew A Good Thing - about £10

 

Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumour - £10ish

 

Contours - Baby Hit And Run - £15ish

 

Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding - £15ish

 

Richard Temple - That Beatin Rhythm - about £20 (one of the ultimate anthems)

 

JJ Barnes - Please Let Me In - £8ish

 

Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now - £10ish

 

Willie Tee- Walking Up A One Way Street - £10ish on UK Atlantic

 

Dusty Springfield - What's It Gonna Be - £10ish on UK Philips

 

Bunny Sigler - Follow Your Heart - £10ish

 

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - £15ish

 

Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish

 

 

Dx

 

Think you'd be hard pushed to buy this on an original at a tenner, they're going for about £30 - 40 right now.

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Here's some :

 

Jerry Butler - Moody woman - Mercury

Exciters - Number one - Shout

Rocky Roberts - Just because of you - Durium

Fontella Bass - Rescue me - UK Chess :thumbsup:

Fuller Brothers - Time's a wasting - Soul Clock (later issue)

Bobby Hebb - Love, love, love - UK/US Philips (a real must have)

Billy Butler - Right track - Okeh/Soul City

Gene Chandler - Nothing can stop me - Stateside/Soul City/Constellation

Gene Chandler - Fool for you - Stateside/Constellation

The Impressions - You've been cheatin'/Can't satisfy - Stateside

Barbara Lewis - I remember the felling - Atlantic

Shirley Ellis - Soultime - CBS

Soul Bros Six - I'll be loving you/Some kind of wonderful - Atlantic (probably an EX/VG+ at that price)

Ruby Winters - Like a yo-yo - Diamond

Jackie Ross - Keep you chin up - Brunswick

Otis Smith - Let her go - Perception

Dells - Run for cover - Cadet

Steve Mancha - Keep on loving me - Groovesville

Jackie Moore - This time baby - CBS

Jeff Perry - Love don't come no stronger - Arista

Tyrone Barkley - Man of value - Midsong

Bobby Bland - Shoes - Duke

Maxine Brown - One in a million - Wand

Homer Banks - A lot of love - Liberty

Billy Butler - Burning touch of love - Brunswick

Ovations - They say - Goldwax

Mitch Ryder - Breakout - New Voice

Spinners - I'll always love you - Motown

Edwin Starr - Way over there - Gordy

Supremes - Love like an itching/He's all I got - Motown

James Carr - That's what I want to know - Goldwax

Fantastic Johnny C - Don't depend on me - Phil la o soul

Judy Clay - You busted my mind - Scepter

Spyder Turner - Can't make it anymore - MGM

Junior Walker - Road runner - Sou/TMG

Nancy Wilson - End of our road - Capitol

Drifters - Baby what I mean - Atlantic

Four Tops - Something about you - Motown

Futures - Party time man - Janus

Showmen - Take it baby - Swan (well worth having)

Darrell Banks - I've got that feeling - Atco

Inez & Charlie Foxx - Tightrope - Dynamo/Stateside

Lenny Welch - You can't run away - Mercury

Bobby Freeman - I'll never fall in love again - Autumn

Williams & Watson - A quitter never wins - Okeh

Esther Phillips - Catch me I'm falling - Atlantic

Shirley & the Shirelles - Look what you've done to my heart - Bell

Marvin Gaye -  Lonely lover - Motown

Spinners - Truly yours - Motown

 

 

Welcome to the soul scene ! Price wise it's a tough buyers market right now but you should be able to get all the above for less than £30.00 a piece. It really depends on what you intend to do, if it's a bedroom DJ then these are fine, maybe even playing in a pub with some mates. If you want to take it further be prepared for some serious spending. Good luck :thumbsup:

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Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty and What Can A Man Do on the other side (one of the best ever Northern records IMO) - about £5

 

Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally (for the other side Three Time Loser) about £3

 

Poets - She Blew A Good Thing - about £10

 

Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumour - £10ish

 

Contours - Baby Hit And Run - £15ish

 

Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding - £15ish

 

Richard Temple - That Beatin Rhythm - about £20 (one of the ultimate anthems)

 

JJ Barnes - Please Let Me In - £8ish

 

Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now - £10ish

 

Willie Tee- Walking Up A One Way Street - £10ish on UK Atlantic

 

Dusty Springfield - What's It Gonna Be - £10ish on UK Philips

 

Bunny Sigler - Follow Your Heart - £10ish

 

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - £15ish

 

Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish

 

There are 100s like this that you should be buying before you ever start hammering the bank balance. Most of the above are old Twisted Wheel/Torch sounds - very much old style Northern - there are huge numbers of 70s tracks you can get cheap too - really depends on what tracks you know and like as to what people on here would suggest.

 

Speak to Pete Smith - sure he'll sort you out at a sensible price.

 

Look em up on youtube these are ALL absolute copper bottomed classics.

 

Dx

IF ANYONE HAS PRECISIONS IF THIS IS LOVE/SOON BE GONE FOR AROUND A TENNER FOR SALE

 

I'LL GLADLY TAKE IT !!! :yes: :yes:

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Showstoppers - Ain't Nothing But A Houseparty and What Can A Man Do on the other side (one of the best ever Northern records IMO) - about £5

Wilson Picket - Mustang Sally (for the other side Three Time Loser) about £3

Poets - She Blew A Good Thing - about £10

Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumour - £10ish

Contours - Baby Hit And Run - £15ish

Contours - Just A Little Misunderstanding - £15ish

Richard Temple - That Beatin Rhythm - about £20 (one of the ultimate anthems)

JJ Barnes - Please Let Me In - £8ish

Chuck Jackson - Any Day Now - £10ish

Willie Tee- Walking Up A One Way Street - £10ish on UK Atlantic

Dusty Springfield - What's It Gonna Be - £10ish on UK Philips

Bunny Sigler - Follow Your Heart - £10ish

Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque - £15ish

Precisions - If this is Love (I'd Rather Be Lonely) - £10ish

There are 100s like this that you should be buying before you ever start hammering the bank balance. Most of the above are old Twisted Wheel/Torch sounds - very much old style Northern - there are huge numbers of 70s tracks you can get cheap too - really depends on what tracks you know and like as to what people on here would suggest. Speak to Pete Smith - sure he'll sort you out at a sensible price. Look em up on youtube these are ALL absolute copper bottomed classics. Dx

 

So true, if you're a 60s man like me entering the era of the 70s you get to hear and buy some great stuff for not many shekels :thumbsup:

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Here's some :

 

Jerry Butler - Moody woman - Mercury

Exciters - Number one - Shout

Rocky Roberts - Just because of you - Durium

Fontella Bass - Rescue me - UK Chess :thumbsup:

Fuller Brothers - Time's a wasting - Soul Clock (later issue)

Bobby Hebb - Love, love, love - UK/US Philips (a real must have)

Billy Butler - Right track - Okeh/Soul City

Gene Chandler - Nothing can stop me - Stateside/Soul City/Constellation

Gene Chandler - Fool for you - Stateside/Constellation

The Impressions - You've been cheatin'/Can't satisfy - Stateside

Barbara Lewis - I remember the felling - Atlantic

Shirley Ellis - Soultime - CBS

Soul Bros Six - I'll be loving you/Some kind of wonderful - Atlantic (probably an EX/VG+ at that price)

Ruby Winters - Like a yo-yo - Diamond

Jackie Ross - Keep you chin up - Brunswick

Otis Smith - Let her go - Perception

Dells - Run for cover - Cadet

Steve Mancha - Keep on loving me - Groovesville

Jackie Moore - This time baby - CBS

Jeff Perry - Love don't come no stronger - Arista

Tyrone Barkley - Man of value - Midsong

Bobby Bland - Shoes - Duke

Maxine Brown - One in a million - Wand

Homer Banks - A lot of love - Liberty

Billy Butler - Burning touch of love - Brunswick

Ovations - They say - Goldwax

Mitch Ryder - Breakout - New Voice

Spinners - I'll always love you - Motown

Edwin Starr - Way over there - Gordy

Supremes - Love like an itching/He's all I got - Motown

James Carr - That's what I want to know - Goldwax

Fantastic Johnny C - Don't depend on me - Phil la o soul

Judy Clay - You busted my mind - Scepter

Spyder Turner - Can't make it anymore - MGM

Junior Walker - Road runner - Sou/TMG

Nancy Wilson - End of our road - Capitol

Drifters - Baby what I mean - Atlantic

Four Tops - Something about you - Motown

Futures - Party time man - Janus

Showmen - Take it baby - Swan (well worth having)

Darrell Banks - I've got that feeling - Atco

Inez & Charlie Foxx - Tightrope - Dynamo/Stateside

Lenny Welch - You can't run away - Mercury

Bobby Freeman - I'll never fall in love again - Autumn

Williams & Watson - A quitter never wins - Okeh

Esther Phillips - Catch me I'm falling - Atlantic

Shirley & the Shirelles - Look what you've done to my heart - Bell

Marvin Gaye -  Lonely lover - Motown

Spinners - Truly yours - Motown

 

 

Welcome to the soul scene ! Price wise it's a tough buyers market right now but you should be able to get all the above for less than £30.00 a piece. It really depends on what you intend to do, if it's a bedroom DJ then these are fine, maybe even playing in a pub with some mates. If you want to take it further be prepared for some serious spending. Good luck :thumbsup:

 

Otis Smith is a bit dearer than £30 at the mo! One on discogs for £150

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Hi there. I'm still very new to the scene I have around about 20 45s to my name at the minute. Stuff from Jackie Wilson to Edwin Starr to Dione Trevor amongest others.... Just wondering what records can you pick up from around (£30) and under which are original issue and are a fair price but also good records. Any suggestions would be gladly appreciated! Cheers 

 

JC x

 

 

 

Not quite what the OP asked for

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I would say keep your eyes peeled for soul packs ;

 

There are some listed on here now with contents named that you can check out via you tube etc. and they are hellish value. 

 

Anglo American do some too, 100 count can't remember price but worth a punt. 

 

Anything you think is crap put in your top cupboard and I promise over the following years you will find some gems when you return to them.

 

Nothing like getting a box of records to sort through when you don't know it's contents.

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My advice would be to go to some record fairs and just start buying cheap 45s you like the look of.  Yes some will be crap but in the long run you'll have more fun, put put the time and effort in and you will certainly find a few rare records, and some that you love, but more importantly they will be your own discoveries

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Four tops...just ask the lonely/where did you go..motown...don't think this has been mentioned yet, and think it's under £30?...a fantastic double sider....good luck, its a great hobby! (Sometimes anyway!).....Rob

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Call the soul police  :wicked:

I don't think it will be necessary on this occasion, I merely thought that £25 for the original was too good to be true and the chap did state he was looking for originals.  :thumbsup:

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Just listen tonas much as you can.  Many sites have clips with their sales, same for sales here and elsewhere. Youtube has a vast amount of listening.  Best way to find what you like and learn.

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Four tops...just ask the lonely/where did you go..motown...don't think this has been mentioned yet, and think it's under £30?...a fantastic double sider....good luck, its a great hobby! (Sometimes anyway!).....Rob

Think I picked it up for a fiver off here a few months back, great record and at that price!

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A good label to look out for is Onederful. It has some quality records that go for reasonable prices. Here are some I would recommend from the label:

Admirations "Wait Til I Get To Know You"
Admirations "Don't Leave Me"
Otis Clay "A Lasting Love"
Otis Clay "That's How It Is"
Du-ettes "Please Forgive Me"
Sharpees "I've Got a Secret"
Sharpess "Tired of Being Lonely"

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