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If you had £150

If you had £150 to spend on records (I haven’t right now) AND you were about to make your first purchase (I’m not) – WHAT would you spend it on? Would you ‘blow’ it all on one record or buy several. Box sets excluded.

It might help Ianc1971-see Don’t know whether…

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If you only bought one I think you would get bored pretty quickly with it so go for some top £15 tunes and have a party 

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21 minutes ago, Kenb said:

If you had £150 to spend on records (I haven’t right now) AND you were about to make your first purchase (I’m not) – WHAT would you spend it on? Would you ‘blow’ it all on one record or buy several. Box sets excluded.

 

It might help Ianc1971-see Don’t know whether…

 

If you're talking about starting to collect then I think the most important thing is to spend some time thinking about what interests you and what parameters you're going to set yourself. For example, it may be mainly Detroit 60s soul but also some early 70s . 

With this as an example, going back to your question, as a new collector I'd be looking to buy about ten records with £150. If it was Detroit soul that could be Rictic, Golden world etc. That would be a combination of £5.00, to £25.00 original records. That would be a good base to build on.

But the main thing is to find an area that really interests and collect with that in mind, not to impress other people.

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How about just buying something on OVO that you really like?

 

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1 hour ago, maslar said:

 

With this as an example, going back to your question, as a new collector I'd be looking to buy about ten records with £150. If it was Detroit soul that could be Rictic, Golden world etc. That would be a combination of £5.00, to £25.00 original records. That would be a good base to build on.

 

 

22 minutes ago, marktsoulman said:

How about just buying something on OVO that you really like?

 

Mark T

Isn't that what the man said ?, or have the OVO police now specified that only £100 plus records are truly OVO.

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Kegsy, I guess you misunderstood my poorly made comment... It was meant more in the spirit of not getting too hung up on Chicago, Detroit, or a cable or so on... Just buy what you like........I don't see any reference to price.... Just passion...

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9 minutes ago, marktsoulman said:

Kegsy, I guess you misunderstood my poorly made comment... It was meant more in the spirit of not getting too hung up on Chicago, Detroit, or a cable or so on... Just buy what you like........I don't see any reference to price.... Just passion...

Ok mate no worries, I thought you were suggesting blowing all the money on one sound.

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No way.... I love to buy cheapies too.... Thinking about one of these Soul packs just to experiement with something new.... That's how I started getting into the funkier side of NS.... So much good stuff still to be found I think.... 

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9 hours ago, Kenb said:

If you had £150 to spend on records (I haven’t right now) AND you were about to make your first purchase (I’m not) – WHAT would you spend it on? Would you ‘blow’ it all on one record or buy several. Box sets excluded.

 

It might help Ianc1971-see Don’t know whether…

hhC

9 hours ago, Kenb said:

Cheers Kenb but i've just acquired a substantial collection for a 15th of that (not vinyl so i dont know if counts)

 

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Would buy a Darrell Banks -Our love is in the pocket on London UK issue.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then wake up have me porridge then off to work:hatsoff2:

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Good choice

 

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You could buy ten great soul records for £150 - and entertain soul people for 40 minutes.

Pete

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Could do worse than have a good look through the "originals for a fiver" thread that was running on here a while back, some absoloute crackers on there.

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I'd go for about 4 or five around the 30- 50 mark, a mix of lesser played oldies and semi know's, best investment wise, select wisely and always choose the ones on gold labels, lol.

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11 hours ago, Peter99 said:

You could buy ten great soul records for £150 - and entertain soul people for 40 minutes.

Pete

4 minutes each, ouch.! 23 minutes if I'm  buying lol.

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I would probably buy 2 x £20 records i liked , £25 worth of motown mfp lps, one £75 soul pack and spend the last £10 on a dodgy mp3 collection on ebay so I could hear a lot of tunes before deciding which to get on vinyl or original cds

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If for personal listening starting out, buy a load of old Kent and Goldmine Soul Supply LPs, original Out On The Floor LP from a second hand shop.  Build up a diverse range of tracks to listen to.

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Personally I don' think there's a correct answer?

My only piece of advice would be buy something you love,something that moves you like nothing else.If that happens to be £10 great it leaves you £140 to go do it all again but if it's £150 so be it that is equally valid.There's only you will know if the price of your chosen record or records is/are worth it to you??

There's some £10 records I think are priceless to me & there's 4 figure priced records that aren't worth the sleeve they come in........but that's my personal choice.

Good luck in your decision making.

Cheer 

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Fantasy ton and two ponies!   I'd sit back, cross my scotch eggs and keep my bangers snd mash in me iron tank...

 

 

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I'd buy a copy of the Swans on ebay for £17, then spend the rest on beer

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Unless U A wanna B dj  ! would spend it on A niter or 2 & listen 2 8 hours of records U Carnt afford in the way that they were meant 2 B heard & not in the kitchen !

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1 hour ago, TattooDave said:

I'd buy a copy of the Swans on ebay for £17, then spend the rest on beer

Beat me to it, was going to say listen to you tube & spend £150 on a cheap woman, decent booze & waste the rest :D

 

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36 minutes ago, SHSDave said:

Beat me to it, was going to say listen to you tube & spend £150 on a cheap woman, decent booze & waste the rest :D

 

£133 will not get you a cheap woman and decent booze and there will certainly be nowt left over to waste.

Now, when I were a lad we used to go to the pictures on a Friday night, have some of those Paynes chocolate Poppets, fish and chips on the way home with change from ten bob. Believe me, when I say we looked for cheap women, we searched and searched. We couldn't find any women. That was Mablethorpe for you.

:(

 

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Why stick at £150? Better to blow £1,500 on some all-time classics or £15,000 on a hot-box of current biggies. If you're short of funds, buy the records you like one at a time, saving up what it takes to fund the next purchase. 

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I'd buy southern states small label deep soul 

 

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J J Barnes - Please let me in - Ric Tic

Spyder Turner - I cant make it anymore - MGM US

Darrell Banks -Our love - open the door - Revilot

Dobie Gray - Out on the floor - Charger

Impressions - You been cheatin - ABC P

San Remo Strings - Festival Time - Ric tic 

Johnny Wyatt - This thing called love - UK President

Prophets - I Got the fever -Smash 

Maybe even sneak - Dusty Springfield - Whats it gonna be - Phillips 

Not a bad line up should get for £150 mind you never know with whats going on with demand now

Dancers 

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in 74Theres a few cracking compilation albums some chock full of freat sounds,  get down with it has all little richards releases on the okeh label with sleeve notes by paul mcartney. This is northern soul with sleeve notes courtesy of richard searling  which has bobbie smith dickie wonder the servicemen doni burdick soul communicators  fantastic album if you can find it, levines solid soul sensations is a cracker too his first compilation album released In 74.  Another comp called for collectors only which i think was on soul supply. Which i remember was the source for a bootleg ep 45 with four tracks on it i was given by mad mick from notts (R.i.P) , included the topics the nomads the ellusions and cecil washington , . I later acquired this lp to find all four recordings in this one lp. As pointed out ealrier any of the kent releases, the chess story the story of sue . The compilation of the detroit labels , d town we 3 . All raw underproduced gems like lee rogers dee edwards buddy lamp the fabulous peps, . Ive only ever seen this on a comp cd but if you see it buy it, . Bargain.  Id probably blow ma entire wad on something ive probably already bought three times , two of those from the same person. ( kid  you not!)  or couple of bobby womacks , anne sextons and a copy of the soul twins , shes the one or johnnie mae matthews. . . 

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EDWIN STARR (Time) + (Running Back And Forth) on Gordy, 2 great sides. £30.?

GENE CHANDLER (There Was a Time) Brunswick. £40.?

JOHNNY TAYLOR (Friday Night) Stax. £10.?

JOE TEX (Show Me) Dial. £5.?

JERRY BUTLER (Moody Woman) Mercury. £8.?

DON COVAY (Its Better To Have And Don't Need) Mercury. £5.?

ROY HEAD (Treat Her Right) Back Beat. £5.?

BOBBY HEBB (Love Love Love) Philips. £8.?

MITCH RYDER (Breakout) New Voice. £5.?

HUMAN BEINZ (Nobody But Me) Capitol. £10.?

BOBBY McCLURE (You Got Me Baby) Checker, £15.?

Enough to play an oldies set for 45mins, and have some left over for a bag of chips on the way home.

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