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Best Friend Around - It's So Good To Know (lonnie)

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I don't think Astralwerks do it on a 7", probably wrong, I usually am!!!!

I play it off a compilation 'After The Playboys Mansion' by Dmitri From Paris.

If you 'google' it you'll probably pick up the Double LP comp for £15-£20

It's fucking brilliant, and you my friend have brilliant taste.

I play it quite a bit at Soulsville, Leeds.

I listed a playlist a while ago with it on:

Here's some I played on Saturday night at 'Cosmos' in Leeds. 70's/80's & onwards. These are in no particular order:

Black Stash - Mighty Loveman - Seville

Tony Drake - Suddenly - Brunswick

Madeline & Monticellos - Binding Ring Of Gold - De-Vel

Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream - De-Lite

Sharon Jones & Dap-Tones - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?

Archie Bell & Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down - PIR LP

Bobby Reed - Time Is Right For Love - Bell

Pioneers - My Good Friend James - Mercury

Best Friends Around - So Good To Know - Astralwerks

Archie Bell & Drells - Where Will You Go..... - PIR LP

Luther - Don't Wanna Be A Fool - Cotillion LP

Dramatics - What You See Is What You Get - Volt

Frederick Hymes III - Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favor - Fab Vegas

I A & P Co - Check Yourself - Colossus

The Nicky Newarkers - Woman - Mercury

Pete Warner - I Just Wanna Spend My Life With You - Polydor

Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love - Dial

Gloria Scott - Case Of Too Much Love Making - Casablanca LP (Request)

Curtis - How Can I Tell Her - Charm City

Mark IV - Signs Of A Dying Love - OTB

Not often I get chance to play a full set of this stuff, so enjoyed it all the more.

Jamie

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hi jamie, great playlist - yeah we have good taste (wait for the deluge of hostile messages from the modernphobes), heh heh

oh yeah, if you are selling a copy of this, it isn't as good as jamie says! (actually it is fucking brilliant, but i don't think it is rare)

thanks for info, i've got the Demitri playboy mansion LP, bought it for 10 City (i like his re-edit on this album) but the Best Friends Around track has grown on me to the extent that i can't get it out of my head.

Does anyone know whether this was issued on 7"?

i'm sure i saw it on a list from a shop in the south-east, but it was so old by the time i saw it that i didn't bother following it up - might be wrong

i was interested to see the Sharon Jones on your playlist - what a fantastic soul tune, should get played more outside of funk clubs

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Black Stash - Mighty Loveman - Seville

Tony Drake - Suddenly - Brunswick

Madeline & Monticellos - Binding Ring Of Gold - De-Vel

Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream - De-Lite

Sharon Jones & Dap-Tones - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?

Archie Bell & Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down - PIR LP

Bobby Reed - Time Is Right For Love - Bell

Pioneers - My Good Friend James - Mercury

Best Friends Around - So Good To Know - Astralwerks

Archie Bell & Drells - Where Will You Go..... - PIR LP

Luther - Don't Wanna Be A Fool - Cotillion LP

Dramatics - What You See Is What You Get - Volt

Frederick Hymes III - Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favor - Fab Vegas

I A & P Co - Check Yourself - Colossus

The Nicky Newarkers - Woman - Mercury

Pete Warner - I Just Wanna Spend My Life With You - Polydor

Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love - Dial

Gloria Scott - Case Of Too Much Love Making - Casablanca LP (Request)

Curtis - How Can I Tell Her - Charm City

Mark IV - Signs Of A Dying Love - OTB

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Bejayzus, it's my worst nightmare come true. Records like these should all be attacked with a hammer. I wondered why that bastard who bought Pete Warner off me for £10 last year laughed his socks off later :angry:

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Bejayzus, it's my worst nightmare come true.  Records like these should all be attacked with a hammer. I wondered why that bastard who bought Pete Warner off me for £10 last year laughed his socks off later  :angry:

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that was quick! i don't think you should be allowed to have a hammer unless you are supervised by an adult

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the entire human-race is not worthy, the first stooges album is the last thing i would ever part with

the thing about the stooges is - just like northern soul - you either get it or you don't

it's funny cos i wear a tshirt with a print of the first album at niters sometimes and it's amazing how many soulies have come up to me and said wot a brilliant album it is - has iggy's old tunes gone overground or is there a common link?

anyway, can anyone help with the Best Friends Around record?

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Had a look at the liner notes last night, apparently Dimitri found said original 7" in a junk shop in London.

I think it was on 'New York City Records' recorded 1979.

I already tried the avenues of Craig Moerer and a few others in that neck of the woods, none of which said they had heard of the group, or even the label for that matter.

I am curious to know what the original sounds like, as Dimitri has remixed 'So Good To Know'.

Happy hunting, and get me a copy if you find two!!!

Jamie

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Bejayzus, it's my worst nightmare come true.  Records like these should all be attacked with a hammer. I wondered why that bastard who bought Pete Warner off me for £10 last year laughed his socks off later  :angry:

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Hold on Pete - Remember you got that demo off me in 2000 for a fiver cos Ididnt know what it was worth even with the needle burn on one side. :yes:

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I don't think Astralwerks do it on a 7", probably wrong, I usually am!!!!

I play it off a compilation 'After The Playboys Mansion' by Dmitri From Paris.

If you 'google' it you'll probably pick up the Double LP comp for £15-£20

It's fucking brilliant, and you my friend have brilliant taste.

I play it quite a bit at Soulsville, Leeds.

I listed a playlist a while ago with it on:

Here's some I played on Saturday night at 'Cosmos' in Leeds. 70's/80's & onwards. These are in no particular order:

Black Stash - Mighty Loveman - Seville

Tony Drake - Suddenly - Brunswick

Madeline & Monticellos - Binding Ring Of Gold - De-Vel

Crown Heights Affair - Dreaming A Dream - De-Lite

Sharon Jones & Dap-Tones - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You?

Archie Bell & Drells - Don't Let Love Get You Down - PIR LP

Bobby Reed - Time Is Right For Love - Bell

Pioneers - My Good Friend James - Mercury

Best Friends Around - So Good To Know - Astralwerks

Archie Bell & Drells - Where Will You Go..... - PIR LP

Luther - Don't Wanna Be A Fool - Cotillion LP

Dramatics - What You See Is What You Get - Volt

Frederick Hymes III - Time Ain't Gonna Do Me No Favor - Fab Vegas

I A & P Co - Check Yourself - Colossus

The Nicky Newarkers - Woman - Mercury

Pete Warner - I Just Wanna Spend My Life With You - Polydor

Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love - Dial

Gloria Scott - Case Of Too Much Love Making - Casablanca LP (Request)

Curtis - How Can I Tell Her - Charm City

Mark IV - Signs Of A Dying Love - OTB

Not often I get chance to play a full set of this stuff, so enjoyed it all the more.

Jamie

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Whats the IA&P like as I have just bought one from the states but its not on that label?

Good set apart from Curtis- Thought it was too disco :yes:

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doesn't anyone know of this record? i'm starting to wonder whether it's a genuine artist/title - hope it's not steve x-factor again!!! (can't be cos it's not crap)

the label given on the compilation album is sound of new york and the release date 1979

it certainly sounds like a NY production from about that time (to me, maybe a bit earlier)

i'm certain it was never released in UK (under that artist/title)

any ideas anyone?

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doesn't anyone know of this record? i'm starting to wonder whether it's a genuine artist/title - hope it's not steve x-factor again!!! (can't be cos it's not crap)

the label given on the compilation album is sound of new york and the release date 1979

it certainly sounds like a NY production from about that time (to me, maybe a bit earlier)

i'm certain it was never released in UK (under that artist/title)

any ideas anyone?

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Pretty sure it's a US 12" only. Infact, it is a US only 12".

Not sure what the issue on Astralwerks is or if that was 7" or a 12" or just a figment of that Dimitri geezer's imagination or just a plain old typo...isn't Astralwerks some kind of Euro Techno label or sommat? It's on Lonnie Records which was linked to the prolific Queen Constance label. Value? Around £200 at the moment. Certainly one of the harder 12's to pick up. I've been trying to pick one up for ages myself to no avail. Last one I saw went on ebay for the equivalent of £200....got beat to it by someone from France, a country seemingly keen on this kind of sound; well, not the country as such but a fair proportion of that nation's record buying countrymen whistling.gif

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Pretty sure it's a US 12" only. Infact, it is a US only 12".

Not sure what the issue on Astralwerks is or if that was 7" or a 12" or just a figment of that Dimitri geezer's imagination or just a plain old typo...isn't Astralwerks some kind of Euro Techno label or sommat? It's on Lonnie Records which was linked to the prolific Queen Constance label. Value? Around £200 at the moment. Certainly one of the harder 12's to pick up. I've been trying to pick one up for ages myself to no avail. Last one I saw went on ebay for the equivalent of £200....got beat to it by someone from France, a country seemingly keen on this kind of sound; well, not the country as such but a fair proportion of that nation's record buying countrymen  thumbsup.gif

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excellent, thanks for info.

so it is a genuine record then - hard on 12"... might there be an album?

there's 3 of us who want a copy, so i'll leave this topic running for a while to see if anyone turns up any copies to sell

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excellent, thanks for info. 

so it is a genuine record then - hard on 12"... might there be an album?

there's 3 of us who want a copy, so i'll leave this topic running for a while to see if anyone turns up any copies to sell

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Very much doubt whether there's an album, Mark. Infact, I'd say there isn't.

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Can anyone supply me with a copy of:

Best Friend Around - So Good To Know (astralwerks)

on 7"?

Thanks, Mark

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the original is on Lonnie records 12" and goes for a lot but it is about to be re-released

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Yep, and one just went on ebay for £250 about 2 weeks ago  :yes:

Missed it again!!!  :D

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hi jamie

i've been sniffing around for this since we last e-chatted about it - my bloody google alert let me down if there was one on e-bay :thumbsup:

£250 is a bargain IMO - the ones i found out about had been going for £300+

oh, and it seems they are all badly warped as well

i'd heard about a reissue - but thought that it might have been deleted so was keeping schtumm until i'd actually got one

hope my info is wrong and angus' is correct :sleep3:

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update on the reissue

i've spoken to one of the guys at vox pop record shop in manchester (tel: 0161 237 5767) today

they've had it in but sold out - said they should be ok to get some more through an import-distributor, it's been issued by a company in the us who have the rights (or say they have) to a lot of patrick adams, etc stuff

they should be getting some more soon

btw, it seems that the label on the reissue may be identical to the original - so i'd be a bit careful bidding for any on e-bay at moment!!!

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