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Madeline Wilson ‎– Dial "L" For Lonely

I quite like this record and its never been particularly easy to find a copy.. especially in decent nick.

Why hasn't it really gone up in value over the last 20yrs +, does no-one play it and/or has the record been 'lost' to new listeners?

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Agreed .great lost soul  and normally vg at best 

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Fairly sure this was her only release too(?)

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On 26/04/2020 at 11:47, Gazoor said:

Fairly sure this was her only release too(?)

During 50 years of digging through literally millions of 45s and LPs I've never seen another one.

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On 26/04/2020 at 20:23, Gazoor said:

I quite like this record and its never been particularly easy to find a copy.. especially in decent nick.

Why hasn't it really gone up in value over the last 20yrs +, does no-one play it and/or has the record been 'lost' to new listeners?

It's an "old'n'dusty" sound thing that is plain good. So not necessary able to reach all the hipster's ears.

Not in the top 500 either nor "funky" enough. It's almost a 'connoisseur' or remaining a collector's record.

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I used to play this quite a lot at the greatstone soul club got plays in the 70’s but never made it big

 

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On 28/04/2020 at 12:47, Tlscapital said:

It's an "old'n'dusty" sound thing that is plain good. So not necessary able to reach all the hipster's ears.

Not in the top 500 either nor "funky" enough. It's almost a 'connoisseur' or remaining a collector's record.

... the Top 500... great records and put the scene on a great footing... but are people really still travelling to only listen to these few records??  .. we've about 65yrs. of music to go at from all corners of the Globe.. 

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Had mine for years seem to remember it was about 5 quid way back, DJ copy and in very nice condition, great record that certainly needs it's day in the sun again.

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8 hours ago, Gazoor said:

... the Top 500... great records and put the scene on a great footing... but are people really still travelling to only listen to these few records??  .. we've about 65yrs. of music to go at from all corners of the Globe.. 

Evidently I was taking a stand for the 'dial 'L' for lonely' record ! There are indeed great records in the Top 500. Still not all are that to me in that one compiled Top 500 selection. Where also many records now regarded as 'pop' that were popular back then and participate making the scene big then but that were deliberately left out.

For those who see the Top 500 as a bible, this Madeline Wilson is evidently not much to consider. And for the new "kids" on the scene with plenty of cash to spend on in-demand records, the 'dial 'L' for lonely' hipster's potential is evidently lacking as definitely there's nothing 'funky' to it. Not good enough for them 2 sorts.

But this little dear of a record is plenty good enough for me :) And I don't mind the qualificative 'old'N'dusty' for it either. Because that is what that tune is to my ears. Like others, I love my records for what they are to me be it slick or not. Not going by what the consensus or the 'order of the day' that would tell me what to 'dig'. 

Now this is taking this tread to adrift... Are people still travelling to hear such or such records, well if it was happening at some times back then, it was not such a big phenomenon that lasted for decades. People still traveled but sportively from one venue to the next. Even dedicated DJ followers were only a handfull at most.

So to see herds traveling to hear only one record is more of a legend that grew from hearsay when some claimed out loud to do so and word got to the press. This is just part of the glorification process to build a myth around a "new religion". Take one's word for fact. Echo and enhance it and you'll have pilgrims following.

Not that I am dissing all the kids who attended the scene back then. Just setting the "record" straight. The scene vigor and enthusiasm toward soul music in Northern Soul was true for some, partly important for more and part of the uniform for mosts. This is true for most scenes, sub-culture teen phenomenon and other sects. 

And I believe it still is to this day on the different fragments of this scattered scene. People still travel some IME. Hopefully not only on holiday resort Week-Ender package formula thingies. Following their DJ's, gangs of friends and hosters not to fall into the 'unknown' (Woo scary !) or unexpected adventurous experience 😉

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Good call - not heard it in years 

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9 hours ago, Tlscapital said:

Evidently I was taking a stand for the 'dial 'L' for lonely' record ! There are indeed great records in the Top 500. Still not all are that to me in that one compiled Top 500 selection. Where also many records now regarded as 'pop' that were popular back then and participate making the scene big then but that were deliberately left out.

For those who see the Top 500 as a bible, this Madeline Wilson is evidently not much to consider. And for the new "kids" on the scene with plenty of cash to spend on in-demand records, the 'dial 'L' for lonely' hipster's potential is evidently lacking as definitely there's nothing 'funky' to it. Not good enough for them 2 sorts.

But this little dear of a record is plenty good enough for me :) And I don't mind the qualificative 'old'N'dusty' for it either. Because that is what that tune is to my ears. Like others, I love my records for what they are to me be it slick or not. Not going by what the consensus or the 'order of the day' that would tell me what to 'dig'. 

Now this is taking this tread to adrift... Are people still travelling to hear such or such records, well if it was happening at some times back then, it was not such a big phenomenon that lasted for decades. People still traveled but sportively from one venue to the next. Even dedicated DJ followers were only a handfull at most.

So to see herds traveling to hear only one record is more of a legend that grew from hearsay when some claimed out loud to do so and word got to the press. This is just part of the glorification process to build a myth around a "new religion". Take one's word for fact. Echo and enhance it and you'll have pilgrims following.

Not that I am dissing all the kids who attended the scene back then. Just setting the "record" straight. The scene vigor and enthusiasm toward soul music in Northern Soul was true for some, partly important for more and part of the uniform for mosts. This is true for most scenes, sub-culture teen phenomenon and other sects. 

And I believe it still is to this day on the different fragments of this scattered scene. People still travel some IME. Hopefully not only on holiday resort Week-Ender package formula thingies. Following their DJ's, gangs of friends and hosters not to fall into the 'unknown' (Woo scary !) or unexpected adventurous experience 😉

So by the phrase 'plain good' in the initial post, I take it that means it's a record you really like not a dumbing down of the records qualities?  It would seem that we concur..  

 

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