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A stunning tune. Not one for Northern Novices. Like a fine wine, one to be contemplated then savoured. Real gritty records of this rarity are few and far between. Sets the floor alight on the rare occasions it's spun in public. Looks as though it will fetch a tidy sum.

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4 minutes ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

A stunning tune. Not one for Northern Novices. Like a fine wine, one to be contemplated then savoured. Real gritty records of this rarity are few and far between. Sets the floor alight on the rare occasions it's spun in public. Looks as though it will fetch a tidy sum.

And what is a Northern Novice? I will perhaps concede that it's a great Northern record. In reality, it has very little to do with soul music - unless of course you're a Soul Novice.

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Soul music has to be soulful, otherwise it is just Black Music. If it is soulful, it's probably got that special something that someone, somewhere will like. The Parliaments is heavily Doo Wop influenced RnB but brilliant because of this. To the Northern Novice unaccustomed to an immense range of quirky tunes, the record may appear unfinished. Whatever the story, it's a great dancer, a treat to listen to and a fine contrast to the up-tempo Motown-like tracks that hooked us when we were starting out.

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6 minutes ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

Soul music has to be soulful, otherwise it is just Black Music. If it is soulful, it's probably got that special something that someone, somewhere will like. The Parliaments is heavily Doo Wop influenced RnB but brilliant because of this. To the Northern Novice unaccustomed to an immense range of quirky tunes, the record may appear unfinished. Whatever the story, it's a great dancer, a treat to listen to a fine contrast to the up-tempo Motownesque tracks that hooked us when we were starting out.

I probably would have danced to it back in the day - with some decent marching powder.  :hypo:

Does absolutely nothing for me today but taste is just like opinion - we're all right! :D

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11 hours ago, Peter99 said:

I'm sure lots of people love it. I think it's a nasty, horrible mess.

:wicked:

Fantastic loud and in a venue...proper dancer, just my opinion though.

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13 hours ago, Peter99 said:

I'm sure lots of people love it. I think it's a nasty, horrible mess.

:wicked:

Where usually mate we're in furious agreement this time, quite frankly sir; you are wrong.

'Smash the pub up' agro northern stomper of the highest calibre  (you heard the new sub genre term here first :) )

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I can't think of another record in recent times that caused the interest this record did whilst it was covered up by Butch.  It was one of those records that made travelling worthwhile. 

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1 hour ago, chalky said:

I can't think of another record in recent times that caused the interest this record did whilst it was covered up by Butch.  It was one of those records that made travelling worthwhile. 

Yep - waiting in anticipation for 'The Masqueraders' to be played. Oh and that sort of OK. ... Mighty Lovers ;) ;) ;)

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5 hours ago, Ted Massey said:

It would mighty fine in a dustbin, an amazing record? Has someone else got a copy or did Butch guest Ted?

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I love male group records and this is up there with the best of em, not saying The Mello Souls ever ran out of legs or ever will, but this came along albeit covered as The Masqueraders at just the right time

Kev

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On 3/20/2016 at 19:58, Peter99 said:

And what is a Northern Novice? I will perhaps concede that it's a great Northern record. In reality, it has very little to do with soul music - unless of course you're a Soul Novice.

:thumbup:

 

It oozes pure Soul up there with Williams & Watson as Rufus would say "I feel so un-necessary"

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On 22 March 2016 at 11:31, ady croasdell said:

It oozes pure Soul up there with Williams & Watson as Rufus would say "I feel so un-necessary"

Ady.

I recollect seeing the Parliaments on a list of your all-time favourite tunes a little while back...

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On 20/03/2016 at 11:08, chalky said:

I can't think of another record in recent times that caused the interest this record did whilst it was covered up by Butch.  It was one of those records that made travelling worthwhile. 

Hey up Chalky - now there's a great idea for a thread?   Best Ten Records made big by Butch.

Derek

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5 hours ago, Derek Pearson said:

Hey up Chalky - now there's a great idea for a thread?   Best Ten Records made big by Butch.

Derek

Easy one.

1-10 Mello Souls

11-99 everything else.

(However, Diane Lewis c/up might sneak in at 10)

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