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Sharonettes Papa ooh mow mow TOTAL shite

"standing on solid ground" - horrible record. what a synthetic backing. weak vocals. don't know about David Rhodes being a tailor-made but I really like it. One that is 100% tailor-made whic

Tommy Hunt "Loving On The Losing Side" and Diana Foster "I'm Gonna Share It With You" are two of the better ones from the 70's ... and, contrary to the previous post, Evelyn Thomas "Weak Spot" is a su

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Hiya, have you ever heard the ' joker' on UK creole label ? Chipmunks laughing if I remember correctly (speeded up) deffo but yep tailor made release. Alcohol must be consumed before listening, cheers

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2 hours ago, Godzilla said:

Nobody has mentioned Suzi Parker yet...

 

...ducks for cover...

Not surprisingly.

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What about the jaw-droppingly poor organ instrumental versions that Simon Soussan turned up and played at Wigan? (I think that's right - too young myself).  I heard a tape once and it was very bad indeed. What was the reaction at the time? And did any of those ever come out?😄

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1 minute ago, purist said:

Liked it then, still like it now, "Dena Barnes " These Heartaches

 

Each to their own but that is beyond words. How in the name of God did they come out the studio and think "You know what, that vocal sounds great. We'll go with that take"

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29 minutes ago, purist said:

Liked it then, still like it now, "Dena Barnes " These Heartaches

 

A Soussan "production" no less. Obviously pitched up and it would appear to be Patti Brookes according to an old SS thread who worked under the name of Adrienne Williams. That name features on the Del-Satins track mentioned earlier.

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4 hours ago, Godzilla said:

Nobody has mentioned Suzi Parker yet...

 

...ducks for cover...

O god yes...As bad as 'Fantasy' .....All 'appeared' on the same list.

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6 hours ago, Jaco said:

"Afternoon of the Rhino" was from a 1969 album so not sure how this would be considered to be tailor made. First played around 1973/4 from memory.

Wasn't aware of this previous release. Explains a thing or two. Thanks for the info.

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6 hours ago, Godzilla said:

It’s only the flip on the UK issue done fir he NS scene John. Life is a Song got a few plays before The Flasher came out - probably why the artist was already on the radar. The flip of Life is a version of Living For The City, which is pretty nice if I remember correctly.

Must look that up. Thanks for the info.

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Question- Would this qualify as a "tailor made" or is it just a song

that sounds like it was made a lot earlier? If it is a "tailor made"  it would be in my Top 5.

 

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Not mentioned yet but not a tailor-made (so not scary sounding like most are) but more like influenced with some budget to produce something this scene would dig with the right people in and around the music.

A bit in the same "idea" of the Carol Anderson on Fee or is it Grapevine ? 'sad girl' that I love BTW. Only predating by a decade is this one. As for the 'pole', worst is easy; all of them. Best, now that's a tricky one...

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1 hour ago, The Yank said:

Question- Would this qualify as a "tailor made" or is it just a song

that sounds like it was made a lot earlier? If it is a "tailor made"  it would be in my Top 5.

 

No. Not a tailor-made at all. Although the US release and the UK one on Grapevine came out the same year (I think) which to my mind, makes the UK one simply a UK release of a recent US release rather than a 'reissue'.

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  The Exciters - Reaching For The Best    Still doesn't sound bad in 2020 

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7 minutes ago, Joesoap said:

No. Not a tailor-made at all AFAIK. Although the US release and the UK one on Grapevine came out the same year (I think) which to my mind, makes the UK one simply a UK release of a recent US release rather than a 'reissue'.

Agree, a quality sound

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On 10/05/2020 at 20:35, Bruv said:

  The Exciters - Reaching For The Best    Still doesn't sound bad in 2020 

Most of the scene at that time were fortunate enough to see them perform this live. Totally captivated, perfect exciting dancer for that era. My top 20 N/S records of all time change daily, but this almost always features, because part of being a purist is refusing to deny what actually happened, which records were and weren't played, enjoyed, danced to etc :D

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On 10/05/2020 at 15:33, Jaco said:

Each to their own but that is beyond words. How in the name of God did they come out the studio and think "You know what, that vocal sounds great. We'll go with that take"

My god, she can`t hold a note in a fkn bucket, that`s absolutely atrocious!!!

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On 10/05/2020 at 12:07, Merve said:

Might as well chuck this pile of dog turd into the mix .....

 

Really?........really?Who the fk is responsible for that steamer? 

Outside now!👊

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On 10/05/2020 at 20:30, Joesoap said:

No. Not a tailor-made at all. Although the US release and the UK one on Grapevine came out the same year (I think) which to my mind, makes the UK one simply a UK release of a recent US release rather than a 'reissue'.

I never really noticed that about the fee/grapevine connection. Was the flaming emeralds a similar story?

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On 10/05/2020 at 12:07, Merve said:

Might as well chuck this pile of dog turd into the mix .....

 

WOW !           I'm undecided.....  This shocker,   or 'Soul in the sun'  ?  

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On 10/05/2020 at 07:24, Ian Parker said:

that was my suggestion too....  awful

& mine (weak spot) but quite like Tommy hunt 'lovin on the losing side'

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On 10/05/2020 at 19:37, Tlscapital said:

Not mentioned yet but not a tailor-made (so not scary sounding like most are) but more like influenced with some budget to produce something this scene would dig with the right people in and around the music.

A bit in the same "idea" of the Carol Anderson on Fee or is it Grapevine ? 'sad girl' that I love BTW. Only predating by a decade is this one. As for the 'pole', worst is easy; all of them. Best, now that's a tricky one...

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One of the best soul records ever made both sides stunning

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9 hours ago, Tomangoes said:

I never really noticed that about the fee/grapevine connection. Was the flaming emeralds a similar story?

Ed

Apparently, the licensing was in place thru the Flaming Emeralds release and John Anderson heard /discovered the Carol Anderson record on a subsequent visit. Hence he brought over copies the record on Fee and was able to follow on with a swift release on Grapevine. The two releases have always been available in roughly equal quantities in my experience and both used to be very plentiful and cheap.

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1 hour ago, givemesoul said:

One of the best soul records ever made both sides stunning

I don't follow how it is tailor made though? What's the story? Came out as Marke Jackson in US, didn't it?

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4 hours ago, Joesoap said:

I don't follow how it is tailor made though? What's the story? Came out as Marke Jackson in US, didn't it?

Yes and with a different b side

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On 09/05/2020 at 18:56, epic said:

David Rhodes was a bona-fide tune that Ian Levine had as an acetate at The Mecca - it is not a "tailor made".

He was with David Rhodes when he recorded it don’t know how much input Ian had on the tune though

 

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On 09/05/2020 at 19:50, Soulman58 said:

Always hated Cochise but loved Afternoon Of The Rhino

Paul Humphrey was a jazz musician, don’t think this was tailor made afternoon of the rhino lap track think soundtrack to a film

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2 minutes ago, Mark B said:

He was with David Rhodes when he recorded it don’t know how much input Ian had on the tune though

 

It was co-authored by Rhodes with producer Danny Leake, who became a key collaborator of Levine's soon after. Quite possible that Levine was more of an observer at this point but learning fast re the whole recording process. Good record imho.

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On 10/05/2020 at 19:37, Tlscapital said:

Not mentioned yet but not a tailor-made (so not scary sounding like most are) but more like influenced with some budget to produce something this scene would dig with the right people in and around the music.

A bit in the same "idea" of the Carol Anderson on Fee or is it Grapevine ? 'sad girl' that I love BTW. Only predating by a decade is this one. As for the 'pole', worst is easy; all of them. Best, now that's a tricky one...

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I read somewhere (ages ago) That Dave Godin used the name Chris to avoid legal problems. I never knew what that meant but Van McCoy was all over this

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19 hours ago, Steve Lane said:

Really?........really?Who the fk is responsible for that steamer? 

Outside now!👊

Mr Soussan I believe unless anyone else knows better....It certainly appeared on his list first along with Suzy Parker , Dena Barnes (these heartaches not the good one !) and a few other 'questionable' re-issues at the same time in early 76

 

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On 09/05/2020 at 18:27, Andybellwood said:

David Rhodes 'Hung Up In Mid Air' on Chi City which appeared in 2002 . Wasn't Chi City an Ian Levine label (? ) but not sure if this 45 fits the 'taylor made'  scenario?

2016 then saw a re issue via Record Shack with a 'disco' remix on the flip . 

 

Absolutely superb record.
Dx

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3 hours ago, Davenpete said:

I think we all know who's been responsible for both the best and the worst tailor mades on the scene.

Dx

Well he must hold the record for the number of attempts.

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