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THE BLUE SHARKS: THE SOUL SCENE'S LONGEST EVER 'COVER-UP'?

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Thought there might have been a deluge of copies [Mike Morton LP] turn up after this thread but apart from the ones on discogs etc no more it would seem ?

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2 hours ago, surfcity said:

Thought there might have been a deluge of copies [Mike Morton LP] turn up after this thread but apart from the ones on discogs etc no more it would seem ?

Why would you think that? Irrespective of what people think of the 45, and despite Gene's detective work, there's never going to be a deluge of something that doesn't exist in great numbers. I can't comment on the availability of the LP but that's an entirely different matter. 

 

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8 hours ago, Peter99 said:

Why would you think that? Irrespective of what people think of the 45, and despite Gene's detective work, there's never going to be a deluge of something that doesn't exist in great numbers. I can't comment on the availability of the LP but that's an entirely different matter. 

 

I was talking about the LP not the 45 . Would have thought those budget covers LP's would have sold a fair few ?

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I would assume that the latest trawl through the Charity shops has not yet been completed , there are afterall about a hundred in every tiny little town these days , unlike the few and far between that existed last time the subject was broached ... :lol:

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I dont remember these lps as a kid .. Where as the MFP... Hallmark or avenue budget albums were in abundence in the papershop or chemist racks... Not saying they are rare.. But much limited numbers to the other budget lps

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Would make a nice ashtray or fruit bowl but apart from that can't see its worth 

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54 minutes ago, 1 huskyvan said:

Would make a nice ashtray or fruit bowl but apart from that can't see its worth 

OV of blue sharks ... Must be worth £20 to someone

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Asda fruit bowl less than a tenner better value 

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It still wouldn't make me go out 'hunting' specially for the LP... 

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12 hours ago, John Benson said:

It still wouldn't make me go out 'hunting' specially for the LP... 

mine was 80p john...so i hoovered it up

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On 12/01/2017 at 21:24, surfcity said:

Thought there might have been a deluge of copies [Mike Morton LP] turn up after this thread but apart from the ones on discogs etc no more it would seem ?

not easy to find as it sold nowt in 1971. I have picked one up on Ebay, but it was the only one that has shown up for weeks and the seller had no idea it was soight after.

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What's the going rate for the LP these days. I haven't seen anyone selling them, unless its on Facebook or similar.

Cheers
Mick

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On 06/12/2016 at 14:17, maslar said:

I first heard the Blue Sharks version on the Destiny Record Collector Lp in about 1980. I thought it was an ok if slightly sub-standard version of a great record. I've just listened to it again (the first time in decades) and I've got to say the best thing about it is the vocal which is adequate. The arrangement is pretty poor.

So this track is basically an early 70s "session cover", exactly the same as the Top Of The Pops LPs and such like. Not that these were necessarily musically bad - in some cases they were equal to or better than the original. But nevertheless it's a substandard track when compared to the original and the idea that anyone would pay £700 or even £50 for it I find quite baffling. Maybe £20 to £30 would be ok.

A quick  google search finds that Barbara Kay was the voice of The Piglets (Johnny Reggae). :)

I always thought that was Adrienne Posta!  Maybe she did the TOTP.

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5 minutes ago, Pete S said:

I always thought that was Adrienne Posta!  Maybe she did the TOTP.

It was Adrienne Posta!....she was top totty back then. :shhh:

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47 minutes ago, Pete S said:

I always thought that was Adrienne Posta!  Maybe she did the TOTP.

The info comes from King himself. Apparently the singers had to deliberately sound young  and King himself is singing backing in a "schoolgirl voice". Not sure Adrienne Posta would want to be associated with it at that time. she was doing tv and film work then and probably didn't need the money for what would be, for her, a one-off..  But who know? maybe she swore King to secrecy? 

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Just now, maslar said:

The info comes from King himself. Apparently the singers had to deliberately sound young  and King himself is singing backing in a "schoolgirl voice". Not sure Adrienne Posta would want to be associated with it at that time. she was doing tv and film work then and probably didn't need the money for what would be, for her, a one-off..  But who know? maybe she swore King to secrecy? 

No she was definitely the voice of the group on TOTP, remember it distinctly. I'll see if I can find evidence.

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I am wrong about TOTP incredibly the original promo exists still - but I'm still convinced I've seen Adrienne Posta on something connected to this.  It does actually sound like Pat Coombs though lol

 

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2 hours ago, Pete S said:

I always thought that was Adrienne Posta!  Maybe she did the TOTP.

He looks me in the eye when he shoots! :P

It was Adrienne Posta!....she was top totty back then. :shhh:

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Similiar but the Blue Sharks release sounds much brighter on the backing and better produced?

The Lp sounds slightly muffled? Has the sample posted been made at a low bitrate?

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8 hours ago, CheltSoulNights said:

Similiar but the Blue Sharks release sounds much brighter on the backing and better produced?

The Lp sounds slightly muffled? Has the sample posted been made at a low bitrate?

The LP plays loud and crystal clear on my copy, it is the sample that is muffled which might be the bit rate it is sampled at

Edited by jim g

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On 13/01/2017 at 16:07, dave pinch said:

OV of blue sharks ... Must be worth £20 to someone

Now, here is one to debate for the OV fans. Should they play the Mike Morton LP track or the Blue Sharks single (Given the Mike Morton LP was the original). Bit like Bobby Hutton, OV dictates is must be played from the LP not the ABC release in the UK (if I have read the OV rules correctly :-) )

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26 minutes ago, jim g said:

Now, here is one to debate for the OV fans. Should they play the Mike Morton LP track or the Blue Sharks single (Given the Mike Morton LP was the original). Bit like Bobby Hutton, OV dictates is must be played from the LP not the ABC release in the UK (if I have read the OV rules correctly :-) )

let them all don their anoraks and  retire to a quiet dark room and debate it on their own please!:shhh::P

Edited by Steve Lane

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9 hours ago, CheltSoulNights said:

Similiar but the Blue Sharks release sounds much brighter on the backing and better produced?

The Lp sounds slightly muffled? Has the sample posted been made at a low bitrate?

I recorded all 4 clips at same volume and quality - (mp3s at 128kbs converted from wav files at 44.1K) I agree, the LP clip does sound muffled in comparison to the 45 clip, but plays fine on deck - However the 45 is much clearer and louder than the LP.

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1 hour ago, jim g said:

Now, here is one to debate for the OV fans. Should they play the Mike Morton LP track or the Blue Sharks single (Given the Mike Morton LP was the original). Bit like Bobby Hutton, OV dictates is must be played from the LP not the ABC release in the UK (if I have read the OV rules correctly :-) )

Mm, I think I would differ on that one Jim. Neither are boots, just first legitimate release on a seven. 

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1 hour ago, jim g said:

Now, here is one to debate for the OV fans. Should they play the Mike Morton LP track or the Blue Sharks single (Given the Mike Morton LP was the original). Bit like Bobby Hutton, OV dictates is must be played from the LP not the ABC release in the UK (if I have read the OV rules correctly :-) )

Both original...anyone who thinks otherwise is an arse

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I just can't see why any one would want to play it out when you have the fantastic original reasonably easy to get.. its shite imo 

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58 minutes ago, Ted Massey said:

I just can't see why any one would want to play it out when you have the fantastic original reasonably easy to get.. its shite imo 

And for once I totallly agree with my ole' Brummie Chummy :thumbsup:

Dave

Edited by Louise

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1 hour ago, Ted Massey said:

I just can't see why any one would want to play it out when you have the fantastic original reasonably easy to get.. its shite imo 

 

57 minutes ago, Louise said:

And for once I totallly agree with my ole' Brummie Chummy :thumbsup:

Dave

£20 for a VG+ copy of the Velvelettes on discogs, and like Ted says p*sses all over the Blue Sharks.

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It got played because it was rare. Elitist expensive several hundred pounds dj record until it was found to be a charity shop lp lol

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44 minutes ago, davidwapples said:

It got played because it was rare. Elitist expensive several hundred pounds dj record until it was found to be a charity shop lp lol

I Think the first to play it new it was a cheap find & may I say that most collections have charity shop records in them as it's always been a cheap option :shhh::D & far from elitist!!

Kirsty

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6 hours ago, Peter99 said:

Mm, I think I would differ on that one Jim. Neither are boots, just first legitimate release on a seven. 

:elvis:

I agree, but got slammed once for suggesting such a thing by the OVO Mafia !

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7 hours ago, Steve Lane said:

let them all don their anoraks and  retire to a quiet dark room and debate it on their own please!:shhh::P

Yep, but as we all know there will be a debate somewhere!. Anyways I will be selling my Mike Morton LP soon 

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Best version on Motown Chartbusters Vol 6, with different mix (as this been mentioned previously)

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It's all about opinion isnt it. One mans shite is anothers gold. I like the Blue Sharks for lots of different reasons.

 

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3 hours ago, davidwapples said:

It got played because it was rare. Elitist expensive several hundred pounds dj record until it was found to be a charity shop lp lol

I picked up Ray Pollard - The Drifter at one such place for 10 pence in the 90's

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13 hours ago, theothertosspot said:

Best version on Motown Chartbusters Vol 6, with different mix (as this been mentioned previously)

Only on the original run, once Motown discovered their mistake it was changed, I don`t know how many of these were cut but must have been quite a few.

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6 minutes ago, Steve Lane said:

Only on the original run, once Motown discovered their mistake it was changed, I don`t know how many of these were cut but must have been quite a few.

This one ? 

 STML 11191, 1E 062  92847

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Unless you know what to look for, probably in the deadwax I would be pot luck I suppose. I have one but no idea what differentiates it from the popular cut we all know and love. 

It`s fun to watch dancers puzzled faces when they`re trying to sing along with it whilst dancing.

As for Blue Sharks version, it`s hard to admit but it`s a far better version, better production and more polished.

Edited by Steve Lane

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On 02/04/2017 at 11:08, jim g said:

Now, here is one to debate for the OV fans. Should they play the Mike Morton LP track or the Blue Sharks single (Given the Mike Morton LP was the original). Bit like Bobby Hutton, OV dictates is must be played from the LP not the ABC release in the UK (if I have read the OV rules correctly :-) )

abc uk?

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7 hours ago, CheltSoulNights said:

abc uk?

Rules? :P

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On 05/04/2017 at 01:55, CheltSoulNights said:

abc uk?

 

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As said

the blue sharks is a brighter production

and superior

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On ‎02‎/‎04‎/‎2017 at 12:46, chalky said:

Both original...anyone who thinks otherwise is an arse

  its shite any one worth their salt! would realise this!  original vinyl means just that . If your that desperate to play it  to fellow soulies at a paying venue. then on a shite LP not on a white ABC 45 you know that so why argue or defend anything so dire only thing its good for is scooping up Dogshite

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Hiya, are you saying that bobby Hutton / willie hutch uk issue on abc is shite ? I take it you are joking.  Without uk issue records  this  site, clubs etc would not exist,  if you have any shite records like that, I'll take em.  Cheers

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1 hour ago, redditchcrew said:

  its shite any one worth their salt! would realise this!  original vinyl means just that . If your that desperate to play it  to fellow soulies at a paying venue. then on a shite LP not on a white ABC 45 you know that so why argue or defend anything so dire only thing its good for is scooping up Dogshite

Whats shite? 

And anyway you mean in your opinion it's shite - whatever it is you're referring to.

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, Peter99 said:

Whats shite? 

And anyway you mean in your opinion it's shite - whatever it is you're referring to.

 

 

 

He`s talking about the Bobby Hutton UK issue above and whether its legit to play out as it`s the original UK issue.

No comment! :shhh: 

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30 minutes ago, Steve Lane said:

He`s talking about the Bobby Hutton UK issue above and whether its legit to play out as it`s the original UK issue.

No comment! :shhh: 

 

:hatsoff2:

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feelgood friday yep! 

 

 

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4 hours ago, mike said:

feelgood friday yep! 

 

 

Always Mike:)

 

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20 hours ago, redditchcrew said:

  its shite any one worth their salt! would realise this!  original vinyl means just that . If your that desperate to play it  to fellow soulies at a paying venue. then on a shite LP not on a white ABC 45 you know that so why argue or defend anything so dire only thing its good for is scooping up Dogshite

Take it you don't care for the track but given the choice, possibly leave the room if played on Album format or not attend venue if played on UK 45 

Recall first hearing Bobby Hutton and seeing it come out of a twelve inch sleeve which at the the time was a little unheard of.

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