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this topic may well have been done before...if so sorry

with 14 days of lock-down i've got to the point where i'm throwing any records at my turntable i haven't played for years.

i noticed on LP TML 11070 Diana Ross & The..... 'Live at Talk of the Town'...(i've not played this since about 1970)

at Side One, Track 5, there is some preamble from Diana about the conductor, and then just a second or two before the song kicks in Diana says "Here is a nice sweet soft ballad from West Side Story", when in fact it is 'You Keep Me Hanging On'.

I guess she did a West Side Story song at one of her shows when contracted to appear at TofTT and the engineers have just missed it. Oh how the QA at Motown would have jumped on this, had it been their's.

what's your recording blooper memory.

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quality control at motown slipped on theres no stopping us now, supremes, listen to the sax break where it hits the wrong note, cant listen to it now for waiting for it. rob h

 

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Milt Grayson - Wayfarin' Stranger.

At 1:38 the French horn (or whatever instrument it is) player hits one hell of a bum note!

 

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How about the "Carresors-I can't stay away"  , the Harley hog that can be heard driving off up the street because they left the studio rear door open on a blistering hot day .... ?

( As told to me recently by a very knowledgable collector , as opposed to some powder-addled freak at 3am in a dark room )

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17 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

How about the "Carresors-I can't stay away"  , the Harley hog that can be heard driving off up the street because they left the studio rear door open on a blistering hot day .... ?

( As told to me recently by a very knowledgable collector , as opposed to some powder-addled freak at 3am in a dark room )

Not lucky enough to own one of these. Have had a listen to the ones on YouTube not sure if it's my ears or because I am listening on phone i can't hear it 🙉 .

Any idea what time in the record you can hear it? 

Thanks mick

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10 minutes ago, Greedy Mick said:

Not lucky enough to own one of these. Have had a listen to the ones on YouTube not sure if it's my ears or because I am listening on phone i can't hear it 🙉 .

Any idea what time in the record you can hear it? 

Thanks mick

Gets kicked into life about 1:56 ... :shades:

 

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19 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

Gets kicked into life about 1:56 ... :shades:

 

Ha. Just streamed it through my tv and sound bar. Can certainly hear a deep grumbling noise.  Would never in a million years known what it was.  

 

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Was supposed to be doing some gardening.  Now I'm sat here listening to music 😁

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On 05/04/2020 at 12:21, Greedy Mick said:

Ha. Just streamed it through my tv and sound bar. Can certainly hear a deep grumbling noise.  Would never in a million years known what it was.  

 

Once heard , never forgotten ... good job it wasn't a scooter or it'd never have been noticed ... :)

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Posted (edited)

Bum note on Salvadors just before they start singing.  Jackie Lee, Temptation walk, 1.17  he comes in too early, no idea why this was overlooked it`s been obvious since the 1st time I heard it.

 

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Posted (edited)

Dog barking about 47/48 secs in

Woof, woof !! Paul

Edited by Soul Shrews
extra woof

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Symbol comes in at 8 seconds then disappears until 12 seconds. 

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I'm impressed by the hearing skills you lot have!

I would have missed them all.

Having said that I still cannot identify where 'lend a hand' is said in 'Lend a hand'....

I must be mutt and Jeff.

Ed

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11 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

I'm impressed by the hearing skills you lot have!

I would have missed them all.

Having said that I still cannot identify where 'lend a hand' is said in 'Lend a hand'....

I must be mutt and Jeff.

Ed

The backing singers start with the deep "Lend a hand" immediatly before Bobby sings " to this lonely man " ... if folks still can't hear this after endless plays then a trip to the otolaryngologist is definitely in order ... :rolleyes:

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14 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

The backing singers start with the deep "Lend a hand" immediatly before Bobby sings " to this lonely man " ... if folks still can't hear this after endless plays then a trip to the otolaryngologist is definitely in order ... :rolleyes:

A whatologist? I need to get my ears tested. 

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1 hour ago, WoodButcher said:

The backing singers start with the deep "Lend a hand" immediatly before Bobby sings " to this lonely man " ... if folks still can't hear this after endless plays then a trip to the otolaryngologist is definitely in order ... :rolleyes:

Wish I'd never picked up a pneumatic jigger pick and bolt buster in my formative years....

Amazing how anybody can pick up those backing singers.....in deef for sure.

Ed

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As told to me by Ronnie Walker - When the Agents recorded “Trouble” when they were supposed to sing “ever since” they sang “every since” and couldn’t get the line right, even on the finished recording!!

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Hold On , The O’jays. During the instrumental brass section one of horn players ,I think it’s the trumpet player,hits a bad note.

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Listen to Larry Allen - Cant We Talk It Over, about two thirds of the way in. The bass player gets totally lost and the piano is feeling its way back into the song !... the band are clearly just running through the song but someone decided that the take was fine.

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Posted (edited)

Also if you listen to the ‘Get Ready’ break in Big Maybelle’s Quittin Time, again the bass player loses the plot  and goes for a bit of a walk. It was such a good take though, they had to use it!

I think I notice these as I play bass myself. Baby Boy will appreciate this... is he still on here?

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11 hours ago, Tomangoes said:

Wish I'd never picked up a pneumatic jigger pick and bolt buster in my formative years....

Amazing how anybody can pick up those backing singers.....in deef for sure.

Ed

It`s the very 1st thing you hear after the intro music and the HEY HEY, a bit of twangin and lend a hand TO THIS LONELY MA-AN.

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17 hours ago, Soul Shrews said:

Dog barking about 47/48 secs in

Woof, woof !! Paul

Organ

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Posted (edited)

I always thought that David came in way to early (about 6 seconds in) on this track.

The Temptations - Ain't No Sun Since You've Been Gone

 

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Posted (edited)

Not a mistake by the musicians but whoever edited or transferred the tape left the count-in and someone, Clarence? coughing on the master tape. Could be mis-labeled tape or the engineer doing the mastering slipped up . Anyway I always quite liked it but can't see a radio station wanting to play it like this.

 

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Ive got a couple. Trumpet break on Little Ritchie. Just another Heart. Also Carlena Weaver. Jealousy. Audel again the trumpet break and nearly all the Shrine stuff but that's why we like it, rough and ready 

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Reflections- Adam & Eve, 1 min into the song there is a swoosh effect. Was that really supposed to be on it ..?

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I noticed that.... I thought it was a bit of extra percussion that was mixed badly... surprised for an expensive ABC production.

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If you listen to the Four Tops. Ask the Lonely. a Capello he croaks a word near the beginning 

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Posted (edited)

Drum intro to Edward Hamiltons  'im gonna love you' 

 

  i think the drummer hit a dustbin lid,  instead of the snare drum 

 

EDIT:     sounds like band leader twatted something on the 4, to bring the rest in on 1 ?       it does it a few bars later as well ?   hmmmm

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On 10/04/2020 at 07:48, Davlee said:

Reflections- Adam & Eve, 1 min into the song there is a swoosh effect. Was that really supposed to be on it ..?

sounds like clapping to me. seems to continue for 4 bars, then into the chorus?      probably ........

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27 minutes ago, Ian Parker said:

EDIT:     sounds like band leader twatted something on the 4, to bring the rest in on 1 ?       it does it a few bars later as well ?   hmmmm

Sounds like a whip crack to me , continues throughout the track sporadically.

The more I actually listen to these records the messier they become which makes them all the more endearing , at times the drummer seems to be bashing away to a different tune entirely  , certainly no polishing on most of these tiny , motown wannabe , one take wonders ... :)

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2 hours ago, Ian Parker said:

Drum intro to Edward Hamiltons  'im gonna love you' 

 

  i think the drummer hit a dustbin lid,  instead of the snare drum 

 

EDIT:     sounds like band leader twatted something on the 4, to bring the rest in on 1 ?       it does it a few bars later as well ?   hmmmm

sounds like a kangaroo on meth amphet  I would think that might be Melvin Davis on drums. that can be easily established I guess 

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1 hour ago, Gilly said:

sounds like a kangaroo on meth amphet  I would think that might be Melvin Davis on drums. that can be easily established I guess 

Another drummer getting carried away is  on The Prophets I Got The Fever especially during the break in the middle 

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Posted (edited)

this will make your toes curl! when the vocal comes back in at 2:18 'love another girl

 

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Kenny Bernards voice struggles a bit on the first 40 secs singing Aint no Soul, was it done in 1 take ?

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Kenny,bless him,by his own admission had a tendency to sing flat at times-there's an interesting  ,if brief ,documentary on Kenny on You Tube. He made some nice records,though.

Kenny is my home town of Sydenham,South London's contribution to Northern Soul -he was living  in Holmshaw Rd.( demolished in the early 70's) when he made 'What Love Brings'  'Ain't No Soul' etc  as well as his Psychedelic gem with The Cats Pyjamas on Direction in 68'

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Posted (edited)

J Jocko 'I'm Gettin' Over'. Superb record. I think it's got more than one drum track -like a phased drum track or loop that you hear from the intro, then recorded live over that including the drummer playing along. Hard to explain but anyway, around 3.11 to the end, definitely sounds like there's a second drummer who keeps coming in and out, going out of sync with the main drum pattern. 

 

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

There is one that makes me smile:-

Sideshow - Sexy Lady

At 2:25 Arthur Ponder comes in too early after the instrumental break, realises his mistake and shuts up before restarting at the correct place!

 

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To my ears Mac Staten gets carried away and adds in a “fucking” at about 1 min 34 on “There she goes”

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One that springs to mind... 

Falcons - Love you like you’ve never been loved. 

One second in, sounds to me like a weird electronic bleep. 
Sounds like a right old error. But, like a wart on the nose of your beloved child, just makes you love the thing all the more. 
 

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As Woodbutcher mentioned earlier the Caressors for a background noise. I thought the F bomb was dropped at 33 seconds 

 

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