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I am collecting or trying to collect every 45 that was spun at the Torch plus at the early Mecca from its start to around 1976 and although I have a lot I am after more if anyone can help me out in any way I would appreciate it if you could pm me please.

Many Thanks

mel

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just sold a pile of torch stuff i had when 17, still got a few left, lots of early re issue's that i actually bought there,dealers used to walk round with 50 boxes of the latest records pressed! i have a few originals left , that are for sale, prefer to arrange to talk on phone so i can refer to records as i talk to other person, you can get me evenings[not sat] on 01452 531520 . cheers,ezzie

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I am collecting or trying to collect every 45 that was spun at the Torch plus at the early Mecca from its start to around 1976 and although I have a lot I am after more if anyone can help me out in any way I would appreciate it if you could pm me please.

Many Thanks

mel

hi

Plenty of torch stuff @

www.soulsearcherrecords.co.uk

mecca stuff click on 70s button

torch---------------60s buttons

HOPE THAT HELPS

Keith williams

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Many thanks :rolleyes:

Originals only........will try and give you a bell as soon as I can ezzie...

cheers Keith I will take a good and proper look around friday/saturday mate.......

mel

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i have ,a copy of 25 miles by SUSAN SHIFRIN ON UK DECCA , excellent except no centre £25 post paid. , this is as i am sure you know a verson of edwin starr record [the one with the sirens at the start]and was played at the torch. let me know if interested. cheers ezzie

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Heres a few Torch 45s I am after once more.......

The puzzles-my sweet baby-Fatback Records

Travis Wammack-Have you ever had the blues(inst)-Atlantic Records

Jimmy Smiley-Girl I love you-Gait Records

The jive Five-your a puzzle-United Artists Records

Cheyanne-promised Land(inst)-cant bloody well remember the label........

Honeyend-Heartbreaker-Spark Records

Sounds orchestra-aint that peculiar(inst)-uk piccadilly Records E.P.

Just a few cheapies there

some do sound very dated today but am just after all..........

mel :thumbsup:

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I am collecting or trying to collect every 45 that was spun at the Torch plus at the early Mecca from its start to around 1976 and although I have a lot I am after more if anyone can help me out in any way I would appreciate it if you could pm me please.

Many Thanks

mel

Ain't we all! :thumbsup: Good luck!

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Allright mate

I reckon I have over a good half or more.Trouble was selling them over and over in the past.

Considering the torch was only on a year........ :thumbsup:

The hardest will be the Mecca 45s as I stopped going from 1976 when the funky lollopers hit the Highland Room and worse of all when COLIN CURTIS left. :wicked:

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Mel that Promised Land 45 was on Eric which was usually a re-issue label as Im sure you know and if you didn't you do now,so pay attention!! According to JM it's outta Philly. I always wondered whether it came out on some other label before Eric. Think it got issued on Stateside here but after it was played in the clubs.

Bit of a coincidence really cos "Bok to Bach" is outta Philly too but I don't think I've ever seen a USA original of that. Im pretty sure when it was big the jocks all had it on UK MGM.

So pretty interesting eh but nowt to lose sleep over.

Im trying to collect all soul 45s with a reference to fish and chips but am stuck on Roy Handy so far. I may get Esko Affair "Salt and pepper" to add to it but it's kinda cheating as no mention of vinegar.

ROD

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Give us a break Rod

jeeze......posted these from the top of my swede mate........

just keepin you on your toes matey............ :thumbsup:

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Bit of a coincidence really cos "Bok to Bach" is outta Philly too but I don't think I've ever seen a USA original of that. Im pretty sure when it was big the jocks all had it on UK MGM.

ROD

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Im trying to collect all soul 45s with a reference to fish and chips but am stuck on Roy Handy so far. I may get Esko Affair "Salt and pepper" to add to it but it's kinda cheating as no mention of vinegar.

ROD

Are you including funk 45s Rod? If so there's always Funkadelic's "Fish, Chips and Sweat". Even includes a bit of compensation for lack of vinegar on Esko affair :rolleyes:

Also, if you fancy spreading the net a bit wider (ahem..) I think there's a reissue of Nashville Teens "Tobacco Road" with "Chips and Peas" on the flip. All that's missing now is a mug of tea and a Newbeats song for a fine fish supper.

Godz

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hi mate just seen the major lance album i am on it bottom l/hand near to dave cooper ex gloucester now shrewsbury , both still going regularly, but we look a bit older!! i also have a few of those tickets for the live acts and some fliers but most of all i can still remenber the buzz i felt when i first walked into rthe place, awesome! my brother fell asleep on the balcony and missed junior walker! how could anyone sleep in there??? heres another one i found for sale barefootin in chintown / lester young/ barry mint, £12 inc post, but you probably have it!! cheers ezzie

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Ezzie

apologies 4 not belling you mate.....I am sifting through various 45s etc still.....I will pm you if its okeh mate.

A mate told me that when they arrived at the torch one night they were all in a queue waiting to go in but as you know the place was always heaving........

anyway

my mates were all stood there (as the Gear was well kicking in by then....)and as there was the hustle and bustle at the door everyone paying in..etc etc

ALL OF A SUDDEN THEY HEAR BLASTING OUT FROM THE CLUB

'HIT AND RUN'

So they did just that mate..........HIT AND RUN INSIDE vaulting over the tables and steaming inside.......LOL

Got loads of crazy stories from the Torch etc years but would be banned if told them in detail.......

Very violent and very dodgy brothers n sisters about..

Fortunatley my brother seemed to be in with the craziest.........LOL

now then wheres my shooterrrrrrr.........errrrrrrr........yikes.

'dont record that for goodness sake.......'

one day I will write a book about the seedier side of the scene from my mates exps etc from the wheel/junction/pendulum/mecca/blue oyster/mojo/dungeon/iron/ door/casino/vava's/cats/trogs/samanthas/whitchurch/etc etc etc......all would probably get me banged up......LOL

Lester young......sold it years ago mate........need another........ :rolleyes:

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I am collecting or trying to collect every 45 that was spun at the Torch plus at the early Mecca from its start to around 1976 and although I have a lot I am after more if anyone can help me out in any way I would appreciate it if you could pm me please.

Many Thanks

mel

I have the Cheyene and The Puzzles give me your addy via PM and there yours for nowt...

cya

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Hey paul

I will pm you mate and see if we can sort some kind of deal

a very kind offer Sir.

ANOTHER MECCA CLASSIC I AM AFTER.......

BUNNY SIGLER-COMPARITIVELY SPEAKING-DECCA RECORDS.

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Heres a few Torch 45s I am after once more.......

The puzzles-my sweet baby-Fatback Records

Travis Wammack-Have you ever had the blues(inst)-Atlantic Records

Jimmy Smiley-Girl I love you-Gait Records

The jive Five-your a puzzle-United Artists Records

Cheyanne-promised Land(inst)-cant bloody well remember the label........

Honeyend-Heartbreaker-Spark Records

Sounds orchestra-aint that peculiar(inst)-uk piccadilly Records E.P.

Just a few cheapies there

some do sound very dated today but am just after all..........

mel thumbsup.gif

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ive got the honeyend if u want it ,,contact off list

regards

mark

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Mel. I'm pretty sure Ive got some other Torch stuff thats been replaced over the years with white promo's etc.

Found a Charles Wright- Keep saying if you wannt it again FREE, and can I pay you to take Offenbach - Judy in disguise off me, possibly the worst thing Alan Day ever played at the Torch.

Can you clear something up for me...

Two records that I'm convinced I heard at the Torch, would have been late days (Dec 72-Jan 73) The Wooden Knickle -Nobody but you and Dalton James and Sutton-Run Baby...my ole muckers reckon both were early Casino???

Can you help me win a packet of spangles and 5 bustaids thumbsup.gif

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Alright paul

toughie that one mate

think the wooden nickles was Casino but not 100% sure

think the other was late Torch but again not certain mate will pm you.

by the way

will take any bustaid and spangles off ya any time mate......got some great stories about spanish bustaid but for adults only mate if ya get my drift. :thumbsup:

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Just like to thank everyone that has been in touch with me

your all one in a million........hey good title for a record........LOL

and to those above who I havent pm yet please bear with me I will get to you

once more many thanks to everyone thumbsup.gif

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Paul Donnelly

what can I say mate

this guy has been most generous with records free of charge

if we ever get to meet each other which I hope we do paul the ale is most definatly on me my friend...... :thumbsup:

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The same goes to Tony parker

tony your also one hell of a guy and I appreciate you sending me freebies......

many thanks mate :thumbsup:

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i have ,a copy of 25 miles by SUSAN SHIFRIN ON UK DECCA , excellent except no centre £25 post paid. , this is as i am sure you know a verson of edwin starr record [the one with the sirens at the start]and was played at the torch. let me know if interested. cheers ezzie

This sounds interesting, do you have a soundclip you could post up?

Simon

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Thanks for that Steve

I always thought the wooden nickels was casino when it first opened....I even had a white demo and sold it years ago to Neil Clowes I think?

too many bombers have passed since then....LOL :thumbsup:

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Okeh

I always remember being told that the Biggest/Rarest record at the torch was 'cracking up over you' by Roy Hamilton.......now I know theres gonna be a disagreement regards this but would love to hear your comments.......

ps

Gee

will be in touch :thumbsup:

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