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Having just got a copy of the David Ruffin's LP, In My Stride, got me thinking - what are the good LP's around these days worth getting ?

What I mean by "worth getting" is this...... the "good" new artist CD's coming out these days, do seem to get a good amount of air play on the specialist stations, but LP's from artists like The Streetpeople, Dells, Spinners etc (i.e. late 1960's to late 1980's) do throw out some great dance floor tracks as well, but getting the info as to "what LP" holds the right tracks, is something of a hit and miss affair.

Looking at the prices of singles these days, the LP's seem to be a lot less and I'm sure a reasonable proportion of these singles around are available on LP to.

So, any suggestions out there on your top LP's to lookout for, I for one don't mind playing a LP tracks on the "wheels of steel".......

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Having just got a copy of the David Ruffin's LP, In My Stride, got me thinking - what are the good LP's around these days worth  getting ?

What I mean by "worth getting" is this...... the "good" new artist CD's coming out these days, do seem to get a good amount of air play on the specialist stations, but LP's from artists like The Streetpeople, Dells, Spinners etc (i.e. late 1960's to late 1980's) do throw out some great dance floor tracks as well, but getting the info as to "what LP" holds the right tracks, is something of a hit and miss affair.

Looking at the prices of singles these days, the LP's seem to be a lot less and I'm sure a reasonable proportion of these singles around are available on LP to.

One of my fave lp tracks is one I picked up last year by Clydene Jackson the albums called Fresh and is one xover records (produced by Ray Charles the stand out track is called I need your love - should pick it up for under £70 ebay may be your best bet

So, any suggestions out there on your top LP's to lookout for, I for one don't mind playing a LP tracks on the "wheels of steel".......

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Roosevelt Griers 'Soul City' album on RIC is always worth getting....

There's a few decent tracks, including his superior version of 'In My Tenement'

WOOF!

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Garland Green - Jealous Kinda Fella, all his good 60's stuff.

Righteous Brothers - Souled Out. Includes up to you and some great mid-tempo tracks.

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Roosevelt Griers 'Soul City' album on RIC is always worth getting....

There's a few decent tracks, including his superior version of 'In My Tenement'

WOOF!

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Grier's version of Tenement is a great track and the album also has a few good ballads - Hasn't Roosevelt Grier also got an ep featuring tenement ?

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I really like to buy lps, and can't really understand why there seems to be an inbuilt resistance to playing tracks from them. Here's a few off the top of my head:

Soul Children "We're Getting Too Close" Stax

Kim Tolliver "I'm Losing The Feeling" Chess

Leon Haywood "Not While You're Standing Here" Galaxy

Maxine Brown "Don't Leave Me Baby" Epic

King Floyd "I'm For Real" Chimneyville

Jimmy Lewis "Thank You" Hotlanta

The list is endless...

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What about the various tracks on The New Sound lp on Turbo? Better version of Robert Tanner's "Sweet Memories", "Don't Take Your Love From Me" etc.

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Having just got a copy of the David Ruffin's LP, In My Stride, got me thinking - what are the good LP's around these days worth  getting ?

What I mean by "worth getting" is this...... the "good" new artist CD's coming out these days, do seem to get a good amount of air play on the specialist stations, but LP's from artists like The Streetpeople, Dells, Spinners etc (i.e. late 1960's to late 1980's) do throw out some great dance floor tracks as well, but getting the info as to "what LP" holds the right tracks, is something of a hit and miss affair.

Looking at the prices of singles these days, the LP's seem to be a lot less and I'm sure a reasonable proportion of these singles around are available on LP to.

One of my fave lp tracks is one I picked up last year by Clydene Jackson the albums called Fresh and is one xover records (produced by Ray Charles the stand out track is called I need your love - should pick it up for under £70 ebay may be your best bet

So, any suggestions out there on your top LP's to lookout for, I for one don't mind playing a LP tracks on the "wheels of steel".......

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I really like to buy lps, and can't really understand why there seems to be an inbuilt resistance to playing tracks from them. Here's a few off the top of my head:

Soul Children "We're Getting Too Close" Stax

Kim Tolliver "I'm Losing The Feeling" Chess

Leon Haywood "Not While You're Standing Here" Galaxy

Maxine Brown "Don't Leave Me Baby" Epic

King Floyd "I'm For Real" Chimneyville

Jimmy Lewis "Thank You" Hotlanta

The list is endless...

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Mr x a big xmas hello from Manchester , good win for the gunners last night , heard you were a star when mucking in for xmas lunch - A man of many talents - did you purchase anything music wise over the festive period ?, managed to get hold of The Solid Soution album inc Think about it girl - Have you and L sorted out what your doing for new year yet ?

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Hello Joe: Xmas bought two of my alltime top wants: the Boz Scaggs lp on Atlantic, with a gatefold sleeve containing magical late 60s photos of Eddie Hinton, Jimmy Johnson, Marlin Greene, Roger Hawkins etc. when they were young and hip, and, amazingly, a copy of Queen and Bowie's mighty "Under Pressure".

A wise man once said that if you don't like Under Pressure you don't like music, and I'm inclined to agree with him.

As for new year: wish Sheridans was within easy reach of the smoke... Oh well. See you soon Mr Orton. Keep defacing library books, but keep Kenneth away from the glue and scissors.

You know it makes sense.

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alice clark ...on mainstream ...featuring the sublime "don't you care "

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3 from a very mixed bag;

Betty Harris - I Don't Wanna Hear It from the UK Action Soul Perfection LP - not cheap exactly but not rare either

Donald Byrd - In Love With Love - Thank You For F U M L LP - nice uptempo modern dance track with the usual sublime trumpet from DB - not sure it's him singing tho.

100 Proof Aged In Soul - Backtrack written by General Johnson from the Somebody's Been Sleepin' LP. Great Greg Perry production with Joe Stubbs on vocals. Backing seems to be mostly Smacking drums, bass & some fuzzy type guitar + tight backing vocals. LP is great overall with another Joe Stubbs track taking the ballad & rapping honours with Aint That Lovin' You, a track that has to be heard to be believed, great stuff.

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Quite a few album trax have been pissing the neighbours off recently

O' Jays to prove I love you, pir

Exciters you got me, rca

Spinners your the love of my life, atlantic

Les Mcann sad little girl, can't remember

Willie Hutch lets try it over, rca

Gladys Knight together, soul

Lifestyle trying to make it up to you, mca

Don Gardner we're gonna make it big, master 5

Artistics I'm gonna miss you, practically the whole album

Loads of others, why don't people play lps?

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Garland Green - Jealous Kinda Fella, all his good 60's stuff.

Righteous Brothers - Souled Out. Includes up to you and some great mid-tempo tracks.]

Couldn't agree more two fantastic albums.

A couple more tracks

Jimmy Jones - A Wondrous Place

Jimmy James & the Vagabonds - Ain't no Big Thing and I'm just a

fool for you

Bobby Bland - Sweet lips of Joy

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One of my fave LP's is Gloria Lynne-Happy And In Love on Canyon. Mostly for the track "I Just Got To Tell Somebody". Does this ever get spins? It should...the song is amazing!

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One of my fave LP's is Gloria Lynne-Happy And In Love on Canyon. Mostly for the track "I Just Got To Tell Somebody". Does this ever get spins? It should...the song is amazing!

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j.james & vagabonds,album with aint love good is awsome! came out in us on acto me think`s different from uk pye issue? but look out for marble arch uk release as it as two other tracks one called,i do me thinks?,should be cheapish 10-15 pounds,if anybody as one for sale let me know?,i do is my fave by this well known british band. soulfully-your`s (Backdoor 100 club)

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Lp,s are great way of getting tracks that are hard to find on a single, and also good value for your money as very few collect Lps. Compilations are your best bet, and here are a few, any albun on the Kent label are good. There were a hundred albums on Kent before they went onto Cds also may I suggest the following which could be a bit harder to find "Marv-V-Lus Sounds of R&B and Soul Music" President PTL 1002 (1968) "Soul Sixteen" Stateside SL10186 (1966) "An Album Full of Soul" Stateside SL10172 (1966) "Soul 66 Sue ILP934 (1966)

The best way of finding Lp,s in my opion is through Record Collector magazine, which comes out the last Friday of each month. A good web site for American Lps is Recordsbymail.com.

Hope this helps you. Good Luck.

Robbie Dunn. (Dunnie)

My e-mail address is dunn.r@merseymail.com

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Platters - Going Back To Detroit - Musicor (couple of great album only tracks)

The Lost Man - Various artists (soundtrack for early 70's B movie,.Pree Sisters........amongst others)

John Valenti Lp on Ariola for the brilliant track Why Don't We Fall In Love.

Main Street People - Four Tops - ABC

and many , many more......

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Grier's version of Tenement is a great track and the album also has a few good ballads  -  Hasn't Roosevelt Grier also got an ep featuring tenement  ?

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Theres a seven inch jukebox LP with this on, I think theres three tracks each side, I got mine off Pete Smith. Can't remember which other tracks off the LP are on it. Not seen a proper EP as such.

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Platters - Going Back To Detroit - Musicor (couple of great album only tracks)

The Lost Man - Various artists (soundtrack for early 70's B movie,.Pree Sisters........amongst others)

John Valenti Lp on Ariola for the brilliant track Why Don't We Fall In Love.

Main Street People - Four Tops - ABC

and many , many more......

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100 Proof Aged In Soul - Backtrack written by General Johnson from the Somebody's Been Sleepin' LP. Great Greg Perry production with Joe Stubbs on vocals. Backing seems to be mostly Smacking drums, bass & some fuzzy type guitar + tight backing vocals. LP is great overall with another Joe Stubbs track taking the ballad & rapping honours with Aint That Lovin' You, a track that has to be heard to be believed, great stuff.

Slim

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I have this but haven't played it for years, will have to drag it out. I bought it when the track "One Mans Leftovers" was played in the very early days of Wigan. I also found that LPs were a great way to get big sounds for a decent price. Things like Herb Ward On the "Funky Bottom Congregation" album and Willie Kendricks on "A Little Bit Of Soul"

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Not official(illegal ?)

Tringle /Connoisseurs Sounds

The Motown/Hitsille Masters

Side 1

Eddie Holland-Outside looking in

Velvellettes-Gonna let love live

Marvelettes-Boy from across town

Temptations-Angel doll

Kim Weston-Absent minded lover

Side 2

Marvin Gaye-Lonely lover

Gladys Knight-Its too late

martha Reeves-Keep stepping

Creations-Say,say baby

Kim Weston-Any girl in love

Not an original but nevertheless a hard one to come across(value?)

did volume 2 ever get done? (Linda Griner,Liz Lands,Marvin Gaye etc)

Steve

have quite a few good albums(original)to sell e-mail me and i´ll send titles(tracks etc) all have been played out over the years.

Also got a brand spanking new Detroit Sound album with the other(Wigan) version of Groovin´at the go go ranting_1.gif

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I really like to buy lps, and can't really understand why there seems to be an inbuilt resistance to playing tracks from them. Here's a few off the top of my head:

Soul Children "We're Getting Too Close" Stax

Kim Tolliver "I'm Losing The Feeling" Chess

Leon Haywood "Not While You're Standing Here" Galaxy

Maxine Brown "Don't Leave Me Baby" Epic

King Floyd "I'm For Real" Chimneyville

Jimmy Lewis "Thank You" Hotlanta

The list is endless...

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I have a King Floyd for sale £20 plus postage if anyone wants it please PM me

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I really like to buy lps, and can't really understand why there seems to be an inbuilt resistance to playing tracks from them. Here's a few off the top of my head:

Soul Children "We're Getting Too Close" Stax

Kim Tolliver "I'm Losing The Feeling" Chess

Leon Haywood "Not While You're Standing Here" Galaxy

Maxine Brown "Don't Leave Me Baby" Epic

King Floyd "I'm For Real" Chimneyville

Jimmy Lewis "Thank You" Hotlanta

The list is endless...

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When I dj I carry some LP's... Trouble is if you DJ with them the sound quality is a lot quieter than 45's... so don't oftern play them..

in my bag at the moment is..

Ashford and simpsons version of top of the stairs

spinners what more could a boy ask for

isley brothers my love is your love

jerry butlers ordinary joe

barbra lewis stars

some other bits can't remember 12" and so on..

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When I dj I carry some LP's... Trouble is if you DJ with them the sound quality is a lot quieter than 45's... so don't oftern play them..

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Know what you mean with the volume/quality difference. I usually start of the night with the 'Gain' set central to zero. That's the twisty knob usually just above the channels on the mixer.

When I play an album track, just crank the 'Gain' up to 3/4. You can usually gauge where it will be volume wise on the headphones and adjust as required before cueing-in.

Couple of albums I play a lot.

Chi-Lites - A Lonely Man - Brunswick. A Mid-70's affair, with 'Living In The Footsteps Of Another Man', 'Being In Love' and my personal fave 'Inner City Blues (Makes Me Wanna Holler)', great cover of the Marvin Gaye track, and far superior to the Impressions version on Curtom of around the same time. Just don't get the opportunity to play it much, as it's such a distinctive sound and hard to drop into a set. £10-£20 depending on where you see it.

Randy Brown - Intimately - Parachute. I bought this for 'I Was Blessed The Day I Found You' and was immediately struck by 'I'm Here', a fantastic mid-tempo dancer. Also another guddun on it is 'You Made Me Happy', a reasonable up-tempo dancer. Cheap as chips too, cost me $4.99!

Metros - The Sweetest One - RCA. Had to get this for possibly one of the greatest Group Soul recordings ever - 'I'll Never Forget You'. I love the O'Jays version to bits, but there's just something about this that blows me away. Also 'Since I Found My Baby' and 'Time Changes Things'. Steadily climbing in price, probably near £75-£100.

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barbra lewis stars

Play "The Stars" from the Horace single at 33 and up your pitch control slightly and it's a ringer for Walter Jackson!

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lp's in my play bag are

berys hammond reggae soul water lily (dont make me wait too long)

california playboys self titled losdstone 3 good tracks

solid solution as mentioned by richard (joe orton)

wille and west at their best turbo?

tempests as mentioned

all with lp only tracks so you have to have them.

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Quite a few album trax have been pissing the neighbours off recently

Les Mcann sad little girl, can't remember

Les McCann Plays All The Hits (Mercury)

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Les McCann Plays All The Hits (Mercury)

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Think it's Limelight, Jack. Mine reads:

Les McCan - Plays the hits - Limelight LS-86041

Some Nice Ramsay Lewis style stuff as well.

Must agree about the Tempests LP too - Blinder!!

Cheers,

Godz

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Another vote for the Tempests here(Someday is my fave cut) and the other Beres Hammond LP, From My Heart With Love, for you modern fans out there.

Gordy

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Another vote for the Tempests here(Someday is my fave cut)

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Is there a mono issue?

Mine is in that awful split stereo with half on the left and half on the right. Makes it all a bit weaker.

Godz

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Cant Believe Know Ones Mentioned 'The Tempests ,Would You Believe ' On Smash Brilliant Not A Bad Track .

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Ooo! agree wid this un! apart from the ultimate "Someday" such top tunes as " I Dont Want To Lose Her", "I Cried For You" and the bestest version of " Aint No Big Thing".. all top tunes IMO

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So, any suggestions out there on your top LP's to lookout for, I for one don't mind playing a LP tracks on the "wheels of steel".......

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Marvin Gaye and his "MPG" album, With tunes like "It's A bitter Pill To Swallow" "Only A Lonely Man Would Know", "It Dont Take Much To Keep Me", "Try My True Love", "Too Busy Thinking About My Baby", "This Magic Moment". All good stuff IMO

And the coolest sleve I ever saw, Marvin Pentz Gaye

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Mr x a big xmas hello from Manchester , good win for the gunners last night ,  heard you were a star when mucking in for xmas lunch - A man of many talents  -  did you purchase anything music wise over the festive period ?, managed to get hold of The Solid Soution album inc Think about it girl  - Have you and L sorted out what your doing for new year yet ?

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What did you pay for the Solid solution - as I got one recently as well :lol:

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Is there a mono issue?

Mine is in that awful split stereo with half on the left and half on the right. Makes it all a bit weaker.

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Yes there is. My Tempests LP is a US mono copy. Unfortunately a lot harder to find than the stereo copies though. :lol:

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Having just got a copy of the David Ruffin's LP, In My Stride, got me thinking - what are the good LP's around these days worth  getting ?

What I mean by "worth getting" is this...... the "good" new artist CD's coming out these days, do seem to get a good amount of air play on the specialist stations, but LP's from artists like The Streetpeople, Dells, Spinners etc (i.e. late 1960's to late 1980's) do throw out some great dance floor tracks as well, but getting the info as to "what LP" holds the right tracks, is something of a hit and miss affair.

Looking at the prices of singles these days, the LP's seem to be a lot less and I'm sure a reasonable proportion of these singles around are available on LP to.

The Patterson Singers Lp- Great stomping track on it called "How can you say it aint love" :lol:

So, any suggestions out there on your top LP's to lookout for, I for one don't mind playing a LP tracks on the "wheels of steel".......

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