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Bought a copy of lost in the mood of changes by James Brown, thinking it was Bobby Byrd, not the 1st time I dropped this booby :dash2:

Back in the late 80s, I bought the Spiedels - pushed out of the picture thinking it was Johnny Maestro, around the same time I bought the Fascinators on Bombay thinking it was the Boss Four (bloody cover ups)

Any one else made similar cock ups?

 

Atb...Rob :facepalm:

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A good friend of mine bought "Detroit Sounds Of Friction - I'm Leaving You" thinking it was "Ron Baxter - This Is It" off Soul Bowl back in the early 80's - Put it in a local charity shop a couple of years later with a load of other "junk" - ouch!!

 

Des

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Heard a great record at a nighter in the early 80s called 'Maintain Your Cool' and, bugger me, when I went to the record bar later - there it was and only 50p! Got it home and put it on...'WTF is this?' 

 

Of course, it wasn't the Volumes it was these guys, a garage band:

 

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Not a total loss as a friend of mine who was into 60s stuff of that kind bought it off me for £5....thank god.

 

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Before i knew Clyde McPhatter 'Please Give Me One More Chance' was LP only, i was chuffed to bits to have bought Clyde McPhatter's (earlier) release on 45 'Give Me One More Chance'. - Oh how we laughed when we played it....not, hehe

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When Cheryll Ann(I can`t let him) was a new play,I came across a list with Cheryll Ann-I`m not Supposed to See Him Anymore.

 

I convinced myself that the lyrics fitted the tune.

 

Obviously they didn`t!

 

Didn`t know the label at that time(only just breaking).

 

Didn`t cost much-should have known!

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Back in the late 70s, I'd just started work and stumbled across a Motown demo of Willie Hutch Get ready for the get down. I thought I had stumbled across Z Z & Co which was at the time covered up and a big spin. Oh how disappointed I was when the needle hit the vinyl. :P

 

My first visit at the Casino I heard Russ play Willie Hutch Love games. Went to the record bar and bought Royal Jokers Love games A-Z. Oh how disappointed I was when the needle hit the styrene. :P

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Bought "One More Chance" by Shirley Lawson on Back Beat in the late '80s for £4 off a guy who bought it for himself and was disappointed.  He thought it was the one that was "in demand" at the time - turns out he meant Margie Joseph!

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I heard Keni Burke - Risin to the top on a pirate radio station but only caught the Keni bit..., went to my local import shop and scanned the 12 inch section, found it!!!.

Got home, put the needle on and Kenny Lynch - "Half the days gone and I haven't earned a penny" came out the speakers...

Gutted!!

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Bought the Fabulous  impacs , my baby (bomb) back when I we're a lad. Somewhat disappointed when I got home it weren't what later turned out to be the Moments on hog. Damn cover ups  :rofl:

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I can better that,i bought TWO wrong records the same night at Stafford Jackie beavers-I need my baby and Gene Babour-I need a love ,the record i was looking for? T:J:Williams- baby, i need you,

strangest thing is, i knew all three and still got it wrong(wonder why :rofl::g: )

 

Steve

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Bought Dave Blocker on Robere Nothing's gonna change me, after watching Richard Searling on chasing rainbows, not realising it was actually Bobby Hebb which was playing in the background

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I heard Keni Burke - Risin to the top on a pirate radio station but only caught the Keni bit..., went to my local import shop and scanned the 12 inch section, found it!!!.

Got home, put the needle on and Kenny Lynch - "Half the days gone and I haven't earned a penny" came out the speakers...

Gutted!!

 

Result !!

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I can better that,i bought TWO wrong records the same night at Stafford Jackie beavers-I need my baby and Gene Babour-I need a love ,the record i was looking for? T:J:Williams- baby, i need you,

strangest thing is, i knew all three and still got it wrong(wonder why :rofl::g: )

 

Steve

Heady days Steve, maybe even the whiskey talkin' (or was that just me & Jonah) :wicked:

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I bought the following Ballads on Venture but sounds came out from both sides are completely different songs, one of which must be a cover from the Miracles but I have not known yet what the song title on the flip is and who the artist is.  Yet, the sounds are very poor even the vinyl is clean.

 

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40 Ballads.mp3

40B Ballads.mp3

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Slightly off topic, 1975 bought "Name it Baby You Got It" Micky Moonshine UK Decca. Got it home and dropped the needle only to hear some really bad rock record. it was a Decca labelling mistake! Probably worth a fortune now...

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Here's my a couple of Blunders that I dare tell ...The amount ive purchased that i already have is for another thread  :shhh:

 

 Purchased Jean wells -With my love and what you got on Calla But thought it was  -What have I got to lose (Imagine that when i dropped the needle down ) well it was a late evening purchase :D

 

Bought The Nights -Let there be love thinkin id got a superb buy with -When you dropped your guard on the flip :yes: but it was a Promo of let there be love :g: (not so much a blunder just wanted both sides :(

 

Last one that I can remember Undisputed Truth - Girl your alright on Gordy thought OMG theres a Motown Demo of it I didnt think it was on Motown  snapped it up turned out to be The girls alright with me now that was slung in the corner :huh:  

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Here's my a couple of Blunders that I dare tell ...The amount ive purchased that i already have is for another thread  :shhh:

 

 Purchased Jean wells -With my love and what you got on Calla But thought it was  -What have I got to lose (Imagine that when i dropped the needle down ) well it was a late evening purchase :D

 

Bought The Nights -Let there be love thinkin id got a superb buy with -When you dropped your guard on the flip :yes: but it was a Promo of let there be love :g: (not so much a blunder just wanted both sides :(

 

Last one that I can remember Undisputed Truth - Girl your alright on Gordy thought OMG theres a Motown Demo of it I didnt think it was on Motown  snapped it up turned out to be The girls alright with me now that was slung in the corner :huh:  

The flip of one of the Nights 45 was called Country Girl - I know for sure that a few folks snapped that one up in error!

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Bought a copy of lost in the mood of changes by James Brown, thinking it was Bobby Byrd, not the 1st time I dropped this booby :dash2:

Back in the late 80s, I bought the Spiedels - pushed out of the picture thinking it was Johnny Maestro, around the same time I bought the Fascinators on Bombay thinking it was the Boss Four (bloody cover ups)

Any one else made similar cock ups?

 

Atb...Rob :facepalm:

You should stop buying records when you're drunk or tired or both , think I'm going to learn you to drive after midnight because for some strange reason you turn into lost lamb ahem!!!!!

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The flip of one of the Nights 45 was called Country Girl - I know for sure that a few folks snapped that one up in error!

Vickie Baines's - Country Girl Godzilla ? Christ and I thought i was gonna look a bit Silly LOL...

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Bought Emanuel Lasky 'Lucky to be Loved by You' thinking it was going to be Willie Hutch 'Lucky to be Loved by You' Daft as I actually knew both records!.How embarrassing! Off me Swede that night..Oh well...

Edited by son of stan

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a good mate of mine bought a UK Jackie Lee issue on Pye after a going down the local boot fair straight off the train from an allnighter. Then promptly arrived round mine and slung it on the deck, "never seen one of his on Pye!" he proclaims enthusiastically, then looked very confused. It didn't sound much like what we thought it should, bit high pitched, so we tried it on 33. Nope, no good, I took it off and turned it over to check the other side.

 

Jackie Lee - Rupert The Bear theme tune...

 

and if the guilty party reads this, give us a bell m8 :)

 

cheers Sutty

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I once won a copy of Luther Vandross - Don't want to be the fool on Ebay for something like $120. Problem it was the 1991 release on Epic. And not Don't wanna be a fool on Cotillion. Luckily seller agreed to cancel the deal.

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remember as a kid in the 70s enthusing about a track with dynamite in the title , funky semi instrumental thing by frankie or something, asked an older collector and dealer what it was, he said i,ll get you a copy, to this day somewhere i still have dynomite by tony camillos bazuka, not quite what i wanted

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