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What are the best modern soul tracks

1 minute ago, Andykempster said:

Here we go then, it’s like antiques roadshow, I haven’t cheated, I’ve not even asked Fiona Bruce what she thinks but I’m guessing the following 

Cheapest - Sidney Joe Qualls

Middle - Marcia Hines

Most Expensive - Harry Deal

Regardless of price, from the 3 I would pick Marcia Hines all day long

Cheapest.  Sydney Joe Qualls £10 ish

Middle.  Harry Deal £100 plus

Most expensive.  Marcia Hines £600 plus on wizard.  

With you on your choice of Marcia Hines 

I personally think that its  up there with anything 70,s wise

Steve 

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5 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Cheapest.  Sydney Joe Qualls £10 ish

Middle.  Harry Deal £100 plus

Most expensive.  Marcia Hines £600 plus on wizard.  

With you on your choice of Marcia Hines 

I personally think that its  up there with anything 70,s wise

Steve 

Marcia Hines last sold on discogs in March 20, highest price paid £444, presume then.  However, you can still pick up the LP Marcia Shines, for much less £75 ish or much less if prepared to ship from US.  Whatever the price a quality track.

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14 minutes ago, Soulman58 said:

Marcia Hines last sold on discogs in March 20, highest price paid £444, presume then.  However, you can still pick up the LP Marcia Shines, for much less £75 ish or much less if prepared to ship from US.  Whatever the price a quality track.

I must say I am surprised how high the Marcia Hines is, I bought the LP 2 or 3 years ago and certainly didn't pay more than £20 or £30 for it

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36 minutes ago, Soulman58 said:

Marcia Hines last sold on discogs in March 20, highest price paid £444, presume then.  However, you can still pick up the LP Marcia Shines, for much less £75 ish or much less if prepared to ship from US.  Whatever the price a quality track.

 Was that  for the Italian Phillips picture sleeve, ? I only have the LP now myself,  sold the wizard 7" a few years back 

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No the Australian release.

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11 minutes ago, Soulman58 said:

No the Australian release.

Cheers mate.  Someone got a bargain 

Bought mine for £300 at Bretby and ironically i sold it to Chris Anderton who used to run the nighter there. 

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The Marcia Hines 45s, whether Italian or Australian seem quite pricy but the Marcia Shines album can be picked up cheaply still outside of the UK.

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12 minutes ago, Steveh73 said:

The Marcia Hines 45s, whether Italian or Australian seem quite pricy but the Marcia Shines album can be picked up cheaply still outside of the UK.

Steve.  Reckon you should get one for £30 as you say outside the UK.  Don't know why it's so expensive in the UK.  

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1 hour ago, Soulman58 said:

Marcia Hines last sold on discogs in March 20, highest price paid £444, presume then.  However, you can still pick up the LP Marcia Shines, for much less £75 ish or much less if prepared to ship from US.  Whatever the price a quality track.

Recently paid £20 for the Lp, that leaves £424 to spend on something else.  

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@Russ Vickers

One man I do know who has an ear for great modern soul is Mr Russ Vickers , hopefully as I've tagged him he'll pop in and give us some benefit of his knowledge ... :)

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Ben Moore - I’ve Got A Winner In You 

Solomon Burke - Please Don’t Say Goodbye

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On 05/07/2020 at 09:30, Winsford Soul said:

Cheapest.  Sydney Joe Qualls £10 ish

Middle.  Harry Deal £100 plus

Most expensive.  Marcia Hines £600 plus on wizard.  

With you on your choice of Marcia Hines 

I personally think that its  up there with anything 70,s wise

Steve 

Not wishing to be an awkward b'stard, but how is Harry Deal modern - or even crossover?
I would suggest The Dells 'It's All Up To You' - cheap as they come and utterly supreme. Dx

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On 04/07/2020 at 17:57, Richard said:

Johnny Bristol - Waiting On Love on Atlantic 7”

Lou Rawls - Time Will Take Care Of Everything on PIR 7” was only released in the UK and Holland no US release on single and the UK issue copy is actually quite hard to come across

Leslie Drayton Orchestra - When Will You Be Mine on Love Is A Four Letter Word Esoteric Lp track

Great tracks that will get your toes tapping and won’t cost a fortune 👍

 

When Will You Be Mine is absolutely brilliant in my opinion. Heard via a CD swap, wish it was a 45.

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53 minutes ago, Geoff said:

wish it was a 45.

Now that would be very nice 👍 

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Some nice stuff so far whos brave enough to do a 500 then ? Add Al Mason,Pure Essence,Pause,Dreamflight,Onyx,Ray Villar, Seaquence,Clarence Carter,Crack of Dawn,Sass,Frazelle,Paramour,Ross Carneigi \and Co, Soul Chargers with William Wright,The Pinkishons, Ujima, the list is endless .

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Just a few of my faves:

Jan Jones- Independent Woman

Sam Dees and Betty Swan-Just Be Sure

Michael Henderson-Take Me, I'm Yours.

Barbara Lynn-Movin' on a Groove

Ty Karim and George Griffin-Keep On Doin' What'cha Doin'

Leroy Hutson-All Because of You

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17 hours ago, Davenpete said:

Not wishing to be an awkward b'stard, but how is Harry Deal modern - or even crossover?
I would suggest The Dells 'It's All Up To You' - cheap as they come and utterly supreme. Dx

Point taken Dave but as us lot tend to class 70,s as modern it was released in 1970.

Total agreement regarding the Dells 

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23 minutes ago, Winsford Soul said:

Point taken Dave but as us lot tend to class 70,s as modern it was released in 1970.

Total agreement regarding the Dells 

Comes to something when 50 years old is 'modern' : )

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As mentioned...sublime 

I don't know if it gets any better.

Ed

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12 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

As mentioned...sublime 

I don't know if it gets any better.

Ed

As a 1967 record this certainly doesn't qualify as 'modern'  ... :rolleyes:

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Posted (edited)

Really?

Ty Karim along with her husband created the quality Northern Soul dancefloor favourite ‘Lighten Up Baby’ which has been appreciated by British Soul fans since the 1970s. Years later DJ Ian Clark started spinning the equally good uptempo ‘Ain’t That Love Enough’ which also found an appreciative home on the scene. As the scene opened up to include 1970s later sophisticated ‘Modern Soul’ songs such as the 1970s update ‘Lightin’ Up’ would be introduced.

 

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My bad , should have had my specs on ... :facepalm:   :rolleyes:

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9 hours ago, Tony Hancock said:

Just a few of my faves:

Jan Jones- Independent Woman

Sam Dees and Betty Swan-Just Be Sure

Michael Henderson-Take Me, I'm Yours.

Barbara Lynn-Movin' on a Groove

Ty Karim and George Griffin-Keep On Doin' What'cha Doin'

Leroy Hutson-All Because of You

7 quality tunes there. 

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There is a lot of 70s “Northern” mentioned, records that differ very little from their 60s counterpart In production and sound and not really what most would consider modern now?

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13 hours ago, Davenpete said:

Comes to something when 50 years old is 'modern' : )

The problem with labels such as "modern" and "contemporary" is that the passage of time means it is neither modern or contemporary and, as such, confuses the hell out of people who arrive on the scene much later than those that lived through the period.

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I usually sell th MH lp at 30ish, always find them when i'm over there 8-)

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1 hour ago, Soulfusion said:

The problem with labels such as "modern" and "contemporary" is that the passage of time means it is neither modern or contemporary and, as such, confuses the hell out of people who arrive on the scene much later than those that lived through the period.

I’ve always pigeonholed modern as generally late 70’s early 80’s. Obviously this is only my interpretation and very ambiguous as best

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15 hours ago, Davenpete said:

Comes to something when 50 years old is 'modern' : )

It does seem rather silly all these years on, whoever gave it the "tag" clearly did not think that the world would keep going. If I had a 50 year old anything calling it modern would make me look at little foolish.

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15 minutes ago, Blackpoolsoul said:

It does seem rather silly all these years on, whoever gave it the "tag" clearly did not think that the world would keep going. If I had a 50 year old anything calling it modern would make me look at little foolish.

Couldnt agree more, i've always called myself a soul fan in all of its guises.  Each and everyone one of them include things I love and others I'm happy to never hear again, some of which others may love. 

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Another that got a few plays as a new release (Sam I think in 1980). 

 

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23 hours ago, Soulfusion said:

The problem with labels such as "modern" and "contemporary" is that the passage of time means it is neither modern or contemporary and, as such, confuses the hell out of people who arrive on the scene much later than those that lived through the period.

I agree but then the term 'modern' or at least 'modernism' is a term that refers to an art movement that started in the late Victorian period and probably finished about one hundred years ago!  

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4 minutes ago, Firecrest said:

I agree but then the term 'modern' or at least 'modernism' is a term that refers to an art movement that started in the late Victorian period and probably finished about one hundred years ago!  

Modern isn’t modernism though, modern as an adjective “relating to the present or recent times as opposed to the remote past.”

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On 04/07/2020 at 17:16, Steveh73 said:

Quality crossover tune 

On 04/07/2020 at 17:16, Steveh73 said:

Impressions - Potent Love

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Point taken Chalky - You are a wise man.  I've recently sent a file of modern plus tunes to a mate in Germany who does a monthly music show . Here's what I sent him. A few left- field but I felt they fitted. Its now on in the background. Some are LP cuts.

J.P Rogers - I ain't gonna give my love

James Nelson - Mellow, Mellow Me

Angelo Bond- He Gained The Whole World

Sun - I had a choice

Whispers- My, My, My

Real Thing - Street Corner Boogie

Hudson People - Trip to your mind

Ralfi Pagan - Stay Out Of My Life

Colors - S.O.S (Love on Sight

Lisa Stansfield - So Natural

Billy Rigsby - Sweet Funky Love

Danny Johnson - Taking My Love For Granted

Tom Dick & Harry - Pennies from Heaven

Silk - I Can't Stop ( Turning You On)

Lou Rawls - Back To You

Temptations - That's Why (I Love You So)

Ray Parker - Old Pro

Mc Boulevard - Quiero hacerte el amor

Phylis Hyman - Tonight You & Me

Goldie Alexander - Go Back

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Firecrest said:

Point taken Chalky - You are a wise man.  I've recently sent a file of modern plus tunes to a mate in Germany who does a monthly music show . Here's what I sent him. A few left- field but I felt they fitted. Its now on in the background. Some are LP cuts.

J.P Rogers - I ain't gonna give my love

James Nelson - Mellow, Mellow Me

Angelo Bond- He Gained The Whole World

Sun - I had a choice

Whispers- My, My, My

Real Thing - Street Corner Boogie

Hudson People - Trip to your mind

Ralfi Pagan - Stay Out Of My Life

Colors - S.O.S (Love on Sight

Lisa Stansfield - So Natural

Billy Rigsby - Sweet Funky Love

Danny Johnson - Taking My Love For Granted

Tom Dick & Harry - Pennies from Heaven

Silk - I Can't Stop ( Turning You On)

Lou Rawls - Back To You

Temptations - That's Why (I Love You So)

Ray Parker - Old Pro

Mc Boulevard - Quiero hacerte el amor

Phylis Hyman - Tonight You & Me

Goldie Alexander - Go Back

 

 

A few new ones on me there for me to look up :) 

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On 04/07/2020 at 19:29, Andykempster said:

Just stumbled across this when I was checking out other tracks already recommended and well within my price range too👍

 

You wouldn't go far wrong clicking on the title of this which will take you to 'Modernsoulclassics' page. By the host's own admission it may need updating but there's some great stuff on there. The price of some may make your eyes water mind!!

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51 minutes ago, Fishdockroad said:

You wouldn't go far wrong clicking on the title of this which will take you to 'Modernsoulclassics' page. By the host's own admission it may need updating but there's some great stuff on there. The price of some may make your eyes water mind!!

This is my favourite version although a little confused

According to Sharon Davis's book it's Barry White and Earl Nelson duetting 

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=Z2IBSoKMsgQC&pg=RA1-PT116&lpg=RA1-PT116&dq=Earl+Nelson+jackie+lee+smoke&source=bl&ots=w7JgqBpwvz&sig=ACfU3U2fCsRZtpWrUXdXwdHaK4zmwxz9NQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiEzK789L3qAhUXRBUIHc45CJ8Q6AEwDnoECAsQAQ#v=onepage&q=Earl Nelson jackie lee smoke&f=false

According to this site it's Earl and Tracy Andrews

http://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/jlee.htm

Books and websites eh 😀

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Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Firecrest said:

Point taken Chalky - You are a wise man.  I've recently sent a file of modern plus tunes to a mate in Germany who does a monthly music show . Here's what I sent him. A few left- field but I felt they fitted. Its now on in the background. Some are LP cuts.

J.P Rogers - I ain't gonna give my love

James Nelson - Mellow, Mellow Me

Angelo Bond- He Gained The Whole World

Sun - I had a choice

Whispers- My, My, My

Real Thing - Street Corner Boogie

Hudson People - Trip to your mind

Ralfi Pagan - Stay Out Of My Life

Colors - S.O.S (Love on Sight

Lisa Stansfield - So Natural

Billy Rigsby - Sweet Funky Love

Danny Johnson - Taking My Love For Granted

Tom Dick & Harry - Pennies from Heaven

Silk - I Can't Stop ( Turning You On)

Lou Rawls - Back To You

Temptations - That's Why (I Love You So)

Ray Parker - Old Pro

Mc Boulevard - Quiero hacerte el amor

Phylis Hyman - Tonight You & Me

Goldie Alexander - Go Back

 

 

Excellent list with some great choices. Nowt wrong with Lps. Virtually all I buy now. 

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LPs are the way forward for me too, I do enjoy tracking down tracks which are on LP as well as the 7”, it does mean checking out the cut is the same though, in a lot of cases they are often quite a bit longer, which for me can often detract from the end result 

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On 04/07/2020 at 19:09, Andykempster said:

I can see why you like the George Guess, cool looking label too

Trying to remember what I had on that label. 🤔

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Good day everyone. I'm a Soul Music Artist from Chicago, IL USA. I want to know if you guys are digging my Soul. This is my Youtube Song "One For The Road" https://youtu.be/dXN4MM1x-Sc

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Posted (edited)

Good to see a focus on nice, affordable album tracks. Here's a few more -

Ramsey Lewis and Nancy Wilson - Closer Than Close

Impressions - I Don't Wanna Lose Your Love

Charles Veal - New Found Love

Lou Rawls - One Day Soon You'll Need Me

Norman Connors - Be There In The Morning

Cheers, Steve

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Have recovered these albums after selling them off late 80s late Wigan,Clifton hall, Stafford playes.

Willie Collins. Where you gonna be tonight.

Kashif. help yourself to my love.

Donn Thomas. How can I help but love you.

Impressions. Don't wanna lose your lovin.

Mighty Fire. Just a little bit / Sweet Fire.

Spinners. Cant shake this feeling.

Betty Wright Give a smile

Lou Rawls Now is the time for love.

Teddy p. You and me right now.

Tata Vaga Second wind.

L.J. Reynolds. Tell me.

Bobby King. If you don't want my love.

That's my side of modern.

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Bloody hell, I've just read this and currently own a few of these!

I'm going for a lie down in a darkened room🤣

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My recommendation would be to look at anything on the Sixth Avenue label. Besides Baby Washington they are all cheap, good & you probably won't be disappointed.....Try Rock Gazers for a start, got a few plays in 81 

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11 hours ago, 21 Again said:

Have recovered these albums after selling them off late 80s late Wigan,Clifton hall, Stafford playes.

Willie Collins. Where you gonna be tonight.

Kashif. help yourself to my love.

Donn Thomas. How can I help but love you.

Impressions. Don't wanna lose your lovin.

Mighty Fire. Just a little bit / Sweet Fire.

Spinners. Cant shake this feeling.

Betty Wright Give a smile

Lou Rawls Now is the time for love.

Teddy p. You and me right now.

Tata Vaga Second wind.

L.J. Reynolds. Tell me.

Bobby King. If you don't want my love.

That's my side of modern.

Completely agree - I have all of those nestling on my shelves and my side of modern too!!!

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One of the best from the 90's

 

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1 hour ago, Soulandy said:

One of the best from the 90's

 

Couldn't agree more...

A cracker from the 80's with the same title and possibly one of the cheapest " Modern" records out there.

 

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Don't think I've seen this mentioned (who shouted 'House' at the back? You must be confused by the fact our venues are often also used by Help the Aged for Bingo sessions during the week)...  Ooops just found it listed earlier on - I'll leave it up though as there's no link for it.
 

 

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