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The Gaylettes On Black Jack

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Can anyone tell me anything about this 45? Who played it first, where and when?

 

I only know it off the "For Millionaires Only" Cd. Never heard it played out, and never seen a copy.

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I bought one off Sam about 1980/81. Think it ended up going when I sold most of my stuff in the early/mid eighties. Seem to remember it was a vocal to some Inst by Cliff Nobles.

 

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Mick

Edited by Mick Holdsworth

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As said it has been known about for a long time but it's rare, but pretty poor IMO, just too girlie for some and is it good enough for the dancer floor?  It has had plays but nothing what you would consider substantial.  Probably not worked for those who have had a copy and they have either moved it on for something better or put it on the shelf.

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very rare...but a really average record and probably the worst track on that millionaires cd

 

edit;.. just revisited that cd and theres a few more ropey tunes on there..the epitome of rarity over quality and the worst out of the 4 goldmine millionaire cds

Edited by dave pinch

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This record is proof in point that rarity does not equate to quality in any way, shape or form. Absolute bobbins lol

 

Ey up Joan.  I went to Welshpool t'other day and went through a village called Pant and I immediately thought of you :lol:  I nearly stopped, got out and was gonna draw an "S" on the end :D

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I bought my copy off Rob Thomas arround 1991 sold it to Tim Brown around 99 for £600 use to play it out everywhere i dj.d Wilton Blackburn Tonys ect ect

Yeah that fits in, cause Tim was playing it out than 99/00.

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One on Anglo  American site at the mo, not my cup of tea though

                                Alan C.

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Just shows how rare it is when all the knowledgable people on here don't know anything about it.  :yes:

I love it. It was written in 1966/7 by Jesse James, he of 'Love is alright' Northern fame. He persuaded the Philadelphia DJ Sonny Hopson to to form the Black Jack label with him. Not only couldn't they get it promoted, but they shortly afterwards had a big local hit with 'Boogaloo Down Broadway' by The Fantastic Johnny C (Corely).  I presume the stock of the Gaylettes was then forgotten about and/or trashed.  Love is Alright was also released (Cliff Nobles) but after a couple of months radio play got nowhere so they flipped it and 'The Horse' was played,  leading to a huge hit that sold 2 million copies. I'd like to think the lead of the Gaylettes was Shirley Turner.

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I love it. It was written in 1966/7 by Jesse James, he of 'Love is alright' Northern fame. He persuaded the Philadelphia DJ Sonny Hopson to to form the Black Jack label with him. Not only couldn't they get it promoted, but they shortly afterwards had a big local hit with 'Boogaloo Down Broadway' by The Fantastic Johnny C (Corely).  I presume the stock of the Gaylettes was then forgotten about and/or trashed.  Love is Alright was also released (Cliff Nobles) but after a couple of months radio play got nowhere so they flipped it and 'The Horse' was played,  leading to a huge hit that sold 2 million copies. I'd like to think the lead of the Gaylettes was Shirley Turner.

I like it too Simon. At least it's northern.

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Never Phil,but there's an old saying " some records are rare for a reason " :)

Totally agree Nev, but can think of a lot more that fit the bill more than this one. But that's personal opinion again.

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