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So many - love Steve Mancha 'He talked a hole' or Deon Jackson 'Someday the sun will shine', Just Bros 'Go on and laugh', or Butch's acetate of Jean Wells 'With my love and what you've got'. Marvin Gaye unissued 'Sweet thing' another one of his

 

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Too many great '60s unreleased cuts to choose just one:

1) A Tear from A Woman's Eye - Temptations

2) Suspicion-Originals

3) Crying In The Night-Monitors

4)Baby, Hit and Run-Contours

5) All I Do (Is Think About You)-Tammi Terrell

6)Tears, Nobody and a Smile-Serenaders

7)Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-Versatones

8)All I Have Left are Memories-Sammy Turner & Serenaders

9)On The Avenue-Jimmy Ruffin

10)Absent Minded Lover-Kim Weston

 

Thatt's just Motown, and I've probably forgotten many others.

There are many great Chicago Soul songs that were recorded in the '60s and not released during the vinyl era.

 

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Aretha Franklin - so soon  - dogs bollocks

Donny  Hathaway - memory of our love - oh lord

marvin gaye - stranger in my life

marvin gaye - my last chance  - dreamy marvin perfection

david ruffin - let somebody love me - desert island tune !

 

Shorty

 

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I'm afraid Ady and all at  Kent are  the kings as far as i'm concerned the list just goes on ,but my faves are

Tin Man John Edwards

This man's arms Lolleata Holloway    oops!

I'm at the breaking point  Spencer Wiggins

Run around  Willie Walker

I'll laugh till i cry Tousaint Mcall

A broken heart cries   Pretenders

Make up your mind  San Fransisco TKo's

 

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Mostly Butch spins for me plus one courtesy of Dave Thorley which is a monster:

(1) Jean Carter - I Wanna Know (unissued Decca acetate - I think?)

(2) 'Just Brothers' - Go On And Laugh (now known to be the Sharpees and soon to come out via Mark Bicknell and Secret Stash)

(3) Jesse James - Love Is Alright (unissued Harthon acetate)

(4) The Sherries - World Of Happiness (another Harthon job I believe). Butch's stripped down unissued version rather than the Ann Robinson version with all the strings and stuff

(5) Neil - Hideaway (big for DT for some time now - just f#*king brilliant and raw)

 

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Saus' unknown artist monster acetate  "Your Momma's Gonna Stop You" .

Ad-Libs - You'll Always Be In Style.

Judy Clay - Since You Came Along.

Gerri Grainger - Why Cant It Be Tonight .

And all Ady's RCA gems ... :hatsoff2:

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little ann - what should i do

little ann - who are you trying to fool

ringleaders - all of my life

o.c. tolbert - i'm shooting high

nate adams - love slipped through my fingers

gino washington - rat race

kae williams - our love is dying

peggy woods - love is gonna get you

norma jenkins - here i am

kenny gamble - chains of love

van mc coy - i go out of my mind

alfreda brockington - spilt milk

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So many treasures have been unearthed this way; it's really helped to keep the scene alive and old codgers like me still interested.  I think the one that absolutely stopped me dead in my tracks was the first time I heard Maxine Brown's Torture.  Probably over-played and done to death now, but boy that record has everything!  I wonder how Ady felt the first time that tape got loaded and played.  Must have been exquisite.

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4 hours ago, trev thomas said:

little ann - what should i do

little ann - who are you trying to fool

ringleaders - all of my life

o.c. tolbert - i'm shooting high

nate adams - love slipped through my fingers

gino washington - rat race

kae williams - our love is dying

peggy woods - love is gonna get you

norma jenkins - here i am

kenny gamble - chains of love

van mc coy - i go out of my mind

alfreda brockington - spilt milk

Wasn't "Rat Race" released on Perfecta or ATAC in the '70s?

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17 hours ago, bbrich said:

Brenda Holloway - Reconsider.  imagine hearing that for the first time at a do......

Remember it well - Hollingwood hotel, sometime in the early 90s i think.

One of my faves that doesn't get a mention very often is Al Williams - Try Them ......... Detroit brilliance

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On ‎14‎/‎09‎/‎2016 at 23:02, markw said:

Mostly Butch spins for me plus one courtesy of Dave Thorley which is a monster:

(1) Jean Carter - I Wanna Know (unissued Decca acetate - I think?)

(2) 'Just Brothers' - Go On And Laugh (now known to be the Sharpees and soon to come out via Mark Bicknell and Secret Stash)

(3) Jesse James - Love Is Alright (unissued Harthon acetate)

(4) The Sherries - World Of Happiness (another Harthon job I believe). Butch's stripped down unissued version rather than the Ann Robinson version with all the strings and stuff

(5) Neil - Hideaway (big for DT for some time now - just f#*king brilliant and raw)

 

Agree with that list.

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Not the best or the most "northern" but every time I hear it plunge me back to that day I attended the 100 Club and that gentlemen Ady spinned his RCA tape discoveries. While dancing my ears were eating every single note of that very singular soul "floater" by Sharon Scott '(putting my heart under) lock and key'...

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Great choices so far- here's a few more for the list-

1) Jimmy Ruffin- "He Who Picks A Rose"

2) Spinners- "What More Could A Boy Ask For"

3) Temptations- "That'll Be The Day"

4) Gladys Knight and the Pips- "Here Are The Pieces Of My Broken Heart"

5) Gladys Knight and the Pips- "If You Ever Get Your Hands On Love"

 

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On 14/09/2016 at 19:59, RobbK said:

Too many great '60s unreleased cuts to choose just one:

1) A Tear from A Woman's Eye - Temptations

2) Suspicion-Originals

3) Crying In The Night-Monitors

4)Baby, Hit and Run-Contours

5) All I Do (Is Think About You)-Tammi Terrell

6)Tears, Nobody and a Smile-Serenaders

7)Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde-Versatones

8)All I Have Left are Memories-Sammy Turner & Serenaders

9)On The Avenue-Jimmy Ruffin

10)Absent Minded Lover-Kim Weston

 

Thatt's just Motown, and I've probably forgotten many others.

There are many great Chicago Soul songs that were recorded in the '60s and not released during the vinyl era.

 

Robb, All I Have Left are Memories - Sammy Turner & Serenaders, I have that listed as the Fascinations. Was it one of the Jobete Acetates you never bought?

Kirsty

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My Tenpence,

Timmy & The Persionettes - Got No Time
Tommy Mosley - Echoes In The Night
Tommy Hunt - The Pretty Part Of You
Relatives - A Change Of Heart
Perfections - I Just Can't Leave You
Nella Dodds - First Date
Marvin Gaye - Must Be Quite A Show
Louise Whitney - Gotta Keep On
Labrenda Ben - Do You Know What I'm Talkin' About
Joe Adams - That's Not Half Bad
Jesse Cowan - This Man Wants You
Derek Martin - Flashback
Avons - When the Boy That You Love (Is Loving You)

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1 hour ago, Gold Band said:

Robb, All I Have Left are Memories - Sammy Turner & Serenaders, I have that listed as the Fascinations. Was it one of the Jobete Acetates you never bought?

Kirsty

It was a Jobete Music acetate with no artist listed (none of them do), which I found in The Motown Vaults in 1976.  I labeled it "The Fascinators" just as a placeholder.  I never dreamed that it was Sammy Turner.  We found that out later,from a recording log.  Most of the unreleased acetates (both Motown and Jobete) I had while at Motown.  I didn't "take any ªas other Motown workers did), and I never bought any, once they were auctioned off.  So, I have none now.

 

There was a Fascinators group in Detroit, who had releases on Your Copy Records in 1953, and Blue Lake Records in 1954.  Originally, I had thought that The Fascinators on Bombay Records were derived from that group, as Detroiter Mike Hanks, was one of their main producers, and I lived in Chicago, and had never seen The Fascinators appear.  But, we later found out that the Bombay group was totally from Chicago.  In any case, I just used The Fascinators' name as a placeholder, as I used The Creations for "Say, Say Baby", before we knew The Serenaders recorded that.

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Some great records here, I'll add

1. Marvin Gaye - My Love For You

2. Marvin Gaye - Where Are We Going

3. Etta James - Can't Shake It

4. Kenny Lewis (?) - Not The Marrying Kind

5. Naural Impulse - We're Gonna Make It

6. Relatives - Something Worthwhile

7. Detroit Strings - The Pocket

 

Nice thread!

 

 

 

 

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Sharpees - Go On And Laugh is my favourite. 

+ Ben E King - Gettin' To Me.

One of the best 70's unreleased has to be  Street People - Your Momma Had A Baby. This should be played.

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Say It Isn't So - Betty Boo

Where I'm Not Wanted - Eddie Holman

Watchout - Ortheia Barnes

Someday The Sun Will Shine - Deon Jackson

She'll be Leaving You - Willie Kendrick

You Ain't Got A Chance - Diane Lewis

That's A Funny Way - The Velvelettes

The list goes on, and there will be some new ones still to come!!!!! Unreleased tracks stuck in some obscure backroom office somewhere!

 

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My most favorite one of the last 5 years, this is simply an awesome track, even better than ' Let's Go (It's Summertime)' and I love that one loads...

Mal

 

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finally, lots of the Kent unreleased have been simply out of this world... hard to say which one i love the most but Natural Resources is simply the BOMB!!

 

go with the above on Steve Mancha 'He talked a hole' Brilliant, add in Ben E King which just got a 7 release cause its from a time I really enjoyed the 100 club...  ie the 9ts!

 

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I don't think any of these have been mentioned yet-

1) Staple Singers- "Trippin' On Your Love"

2) Carla Thomas- "I'll Never Stop Loving You"

3) Levi and the Vandellas- "Oh, I've Been Blessed"

4) Carolyn Crawford- Until You Came Along"

5) J.J. Barnes- "Ain't It The Truth"

 

 

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On 15 September 2016 at 14:52, Russ Vickers said:

Gladys Knight - Too Late

Temptations - Forever in My Heart AKA Come on Back To Me Baby

Marvin Gaye - Love Starved Heart

Melba Moore - Magic Touch

Ad - Libs - You'll Always Be In Style

 

All of the above, brilliant niter tunes...I'll add one which I only heard recently and blew my mind, constantly playing on YouTube Kim Weston " Fancy meeting you here" - utter brilliance!!

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On 17 September 2016 at 17:02, Gold Band said:

Not heard this one Mick any Cd info? or acetate Only

Kirsty

It was played by Andy Rix and Rob Thomas for a few years. The present owner is on SS. I'm off for a few days and will put part of the track up when I return for you unless I get messaged by the present owner. 

Mick 

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On 17/09/2016 at 23:41, tommypotts said:

This at +2 :thumbup:...

 

 

The first time I heard this was in March, when Butch played it in Redemption at Prestatyn. I remember thinking, "this is the best record I've ever heard." 

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Deon jackson - someday the sun will shine

keni lewis - not the marrying kind

big tim & the empires - you're turn to be blue

Faye & hilettes - where did they go

That mad instrumental dave flynn has

alvin cash - sweatin instrumental

just bros / sharpees

ringleaders - all of my life

Additions

hytones -good news

the waves

wee willie walker

herman hitson what about me

dave t's delights thing

charmaines idolize you

Barons of soul....

 

 

too many to name now im actually trying to write them all out!

 

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Hytones - Good news, 

Jimmy Delphs - The flip side,

Brenda Holloway - My world is crumbling, bought that Motor release from a few years ago 

and the Four tops - Deep in the pit of your love. (just had a carver made) Levis' voice, wow.

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What a great thread this is.  Loads here that I don't recognise, but here's some that get me out there.

Martha Jean Love – Old Time Lover / That's The Way The Story Goes

Jean Carter – I Wanna Know

Just Brothers – Go On And Laugh

Diane Lewis – You Ain't Got A Chance

Mighty Lovers - ???

Chuck Jackson - ??? (Butch and Kitch play this)

Esther Grant (?Norma Jenkins) – Here I Am

Love Is The Answer – played by Arthur Fenn from an unissued LP

Demures – I Wanna Be Good To You

Gerri Grainger – Why Can't It Be Tonight

Holly Maxwell – 3 Strikes (think that's the title, Ady plays it at the 100 Club)

Kae Williams – Our Love Is Dying

Kenny Lewis – Not The Marrying Kind

 

and one that has been issued but always got me on my feet at Scenesville:

Brenda Holloway – Crying Time

 

I'm sure there are plenty I've missed, sad that some of these will never be available on vinyl or CD but it makes going out to soul nights and allnighters really important if we want to hear tunes of this quality.

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gah! I totally forgot about Kai Williams, Brenda Hollowy, Mighty Lovers, Jean Carter - all faves!

 

Also the Chimes one that Butch plays is amazing - 'Walkin In The Park'

 

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