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This is a fantastic insight Mark into your personal appreciation of records that constitute "Rare Soul".

Unfortunately such lists will attract the "paint by numbers" collector and fuel inevitable price hikes whenever these sought after 45s become available. Nevertheless there will always be some fun had for those knowledgeable collectors with good ears to remain ahead of the price curve identifying future in-demanders in whatever direction soul music decides to travel. 

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42 minutes ago, Chalky said:

Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely happy buying what I buy and what I listen to.  i’m buying more now than I have for a long time. I still love to hear people like Mark playing the rare soul 45s when I am out. 
 

yep same here.. if youre not enjoying no point continuing. i will always buy records and some if not all the dear ones i have will go at some point long before the cheaper end do

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Thank you very much. An extremely precise encyclopedia of what the headline provides.

If you read here that some colleagues can call 80-150 records their own, I would be extremely interested to know for how much £ you had to pay at that time (you're talking about the 70s-80s concerning your starting collection?) 

What were common amounts back then or which record was a small fortune back then? Thanks a lot

In addition, I agree with "Bbrich" to estimate how often the listed copies exist. Probably "sought after" would then very quickly be joined by the adjective "rare"

In any case it would be very interesting to know.

Finally, I would also like to emphasize the wish of "Baz A." to do this with Xover or Modern - I personally would be interested in the "Deep Soul" section - maybe someone could radio sir shambling !? 

I see - I also have one from the list, even MANSHIP MINT :facepalm:

UK-Stay Safe

Zanetti

 

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7 minutes ago, Zanetti said:

Thank you very much. An extremely precise encyclopedia of what the headline provides.

If you read here that some colleagues can call 80-150 records their own, I would be extremely interested to know for how much £ you had to pay at that time (you're talking about the 70s-80s concerning your starting collection?) 

What were common amounts back then or which record was a small fortune back then? Thanks a lot

In addition, I agree with "Bbrich" to estimate how often the listed copies exist. Probably "sought after" would then very quickly be joined by the adjective "rare"

In any case it would be very interesting to know.

Finally, I would also like to emphasize the wish of "Baz A." to do this with Xover or Modern - I personally would be interested in the "Deep Soul" section - maybe someone could radio sir shambling !? 

I see - I also have one from the list, even MANSHIP MINT :facepalm:

UK-Stay Safe

Zanetti

 

30 years ago for instance i bought  the silhouettes, ree flores, servicemen sweet magic,  inspirations your wish for £100..professionals was £200..tomangoes £250.. but in the 70s they will have all been south of £25

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Mark. Hope your keeping safe and well.  This is a fantastic post and thanks for taking the time and effort to comply the list  but it does raise a question on the actual rarity of some of these records when there's a few people saying that they own or have owned them.  Not that I'm doubting anyone.  I'm sure in some cases people that have owned them and replied on here have sold them, probably to people that have also replied to this post 

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15 minutes ago, Dave Pinch said:

30 years ago for instance i bought  the silhouettes, ree flores, servicemen sweet magic,  inspirations your wish for £100..professionals was £200..tomangoes £250.. but in the 70s they will have all been south of £25

wow - ok. thx for replying
those were some pretty hefty buzzes at that time, weren't they?
Partly maybe even half of an average monthly wage.
Of course not to compare with today's time, but I wouldn't have thought so.
But those weren't prices from the record shop, were they?
For how much would a Lester Tipton have been offered in a record shop, or let it be the Tomangoes? Hmmm ... you probably also have to differentiate how far the term rarity was split up at that time ... 

 

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23 minutes ago, Zanetti said:

wow - ok. thx for replying
those were some pretty hefty buzzes at that time, weren't they?
Partly maybe even half of an average monthly wage.
Of course not to compare with today's time, but I wouldn't have thought so.
But those weren't prices from the record shop, were they?
For how much would a Lester Tipton have been offered in a record shop, or let it be the Tomangoes? Hmmm ... you probably also have to differentiate how far the term rarity was split up at that time ... 

 

lady in green was £1000... job opening black/silver demo was £1000..admirations on peaches £500..hytones and capitals on omen £250....vanguards on lamp £150 lester tipton probably not 4 figures at the time.. i did see one at cleethorpes winter gardens in a box to buy.. nice copy..guy said make me an offer but was broke at the time..i did say tomangoes was 250 which it probably was all thru the 90`s not a rare record compared to lester tipton...think the first £1000 record in my memory was robby lawson.. wages havent gone up like records have but we all know that..   but records like gene woodbury and the soul communicaters i pulled out of boxes for £20 each... minnie jones was £15 from pat brady in the early 90s...rhonda davis on duke was £5 ..puts it into perspective..i couldnt afford to buy even the bottom end of these now so i`m glad i held onto a few 

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Revisited the list to check out some of those I didn’t know.  Some cracking tune.

 

i had forgotten all about Milton James on dore.  Brilliant record.

 

one I’ve not seen mentioned yet but was one of the best records played on many nights for me

 

primers how does it grab you

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6 hours ago, Dylan said:

Revisited the list to check out some of those I didn’t know.  Some cracking tune.

 

i had forgotten all about Milton James on dore.  Brilliant record.

 

one I’ve not seen mentioned yet but was one of the best records played on many nights for me

 

primers how does it grab you

Primers is on there!? Isn’t it 

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7 minutes ago, Tony Smith said:

Primers is on there!? Isn’t it 

Yes off course it is I must have missed it....

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A Very Satisfying Read.

Thank You.

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Imagine finding that lot in a box in someones basement. 

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12 hours ago, Corbett80 said:

Imagine finding that lot in a box in someones basement. 

Not sure if Mr.D has a basement?

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Dave Flynn sorted the list into alphabetical order over on FB which makes it more manageable to read.

A very entertaining and thought-provoking article and list Butch. As others have said it will aways be impossible for any listing like this to be 'definitive' or set in stone, so much will be down to personal experience and taste. External factors can change things over time. A box of Lester Tiptons turning up would be nice, but imagine having to remove a storied and mythical disc from the list.

Some paragraphs give a clue as to how to be an effective and successful record collector. I wish someone had given me the advice to never sell a good record until I had a spare. I know i've been guilty of selling proven gold to buy flavour-of-the-month sawdust. 

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1 hour ago, Garethx said:

Dave Flynn sorted the list into alphabetical order over on FB which makes it more manageable to read.

A very entertaining and thought-provoking article and list Butch. As others have said it will aways be impossible for any listing like this to be 'definitive' or set in stone, so much will be down to personal experience and taste. External factors can change things over time. A box of Lester Tiptons turning up would be nice, but imagine having to remove a storied and mythical disc from the list.

Some paragraphs give a clue as to how to be an effective and successful record collector. I wish someone had given me the advice to never sell a good record until I had a spare. I know i've been guilty of selling proven gold to buy flavour-of-the-month sawdust. 

Not impossible either, if you look what happened with Danny Moore, that was rarer than Tipton at one point. 

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2 hours ago, Garethx said:

Dave Flynn sorted the list into alphabetical order over on FB which makes it more manageable to read.

A very entertaining and thought-provoking article and list Butch. As others have said it will aways be impossible for any listing like this to be 'definitive' or set in stone, so much will be down to personal experience and taste. External factors can change things over time. A box of Lester Tiptons turning up would be nice, but imagine having to remove a storied and mythical disc from the list.

Some paragraphs give a clue as to how to be an effective and successful record collector. I wish someone had given me the advice to never sell a good record until I had a spare. I know i've been guilty of selling proven gold to buy flavour-of-the-month sawdust. 

For those of us who are not on Facebook could someone please screenshot or copy / paste it on to here. Thank you 

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I just started a rough price total for the list , ( from Popsike ) got to about £90,000 for the first 20 odd titles before Popsike decided I'd used up my quota of searches for the day ... :(

Might take a while to complete at this rate but I'm too tight to go 'pro' ... :rolleyes:

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32 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

For those of us who are not on Facebook could someone please screenshot or copy / paste it on to here. Thank you 

ask can we hold fire with this request

have asked mark @neckender the list author via pm, how he wants to deal with this sort of thing, as it may lead to possible confusion/problems both now and in the future if different versions of the list do start getting posted

once he lets us know can take it from there

cheers

 

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Reminds me of Martin Koppells list in Discoveries / Goldmine Wants back in the 90's - used it as a reference as he sectioned it by price he was prepared to pay for a m- copy - A to Z by value divisions $50 - $500. Need to go back up in the loft - think I've still got the copy.

Currently got or had 108 of this list - many multi-copies over the 50 yrs since starting to collect rare soul. Nice to be reminded of so many - will need to review my wants and have a listen to the ones I don't know and there's a good few of them. We learn something new every day and in my opinion it's always been about expanding our/my knowledge of our vast musical genre.

Should keep me busy since retiring last week.

Happy hunting

 

 

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Thx for taking the time mark and writing this down. 

I love how much passion is in this collecting world of soul music. 

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The sound track of our lives..respect mate.

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On 05/07/2020 at 21:02, pumpkinseed said:

Nice list that ! Over thirty five years of collecting managed to obtain 255 of em ' been reduced to 146 now , been fun collecting them . Not much fun these days , totally changed ( for the worse ) . 

 

 

 

 

Do you still have 'Moods'?

moods 1x.mp3

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