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Hi all,

Just wanted a few suggestions for some good eighties tunes I might have missed out on. By eighties tunes, I don't mean one-off seven-inch obscurities on minor labels out of Texas, I mean major label releases that I might stand a chance of getting hold of and,who knows, one day might fetch big cash - once the obsession for seventies releases dies down that is!

Steve H

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Of course i have no idea how good your knowledge is of 80s soul so you might know these but here goes:

Rockie Robbins "you & me" (A&M LP)

Switch "keeping secrets" (Total Experience LP)

Rick James "fool on the street" (Gordy)

Chicago Pete "i'm begging you" (Valerie)

Fatu "just one look" (Fire Mountain)

Linda Tillery "secrets" (411 12")

best

Leo

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Hi all,

Just wanted a few suggestions for some good eighties tunes I might have missed out on. By eighties tunes, I don't mean one-off seven-inch obscurities on minor labels out of Texas, I mean major label releases that I might stand a chance of getting hold of and,who knows, one day might fetch big cash - once the obsession for seventies releases dies down that is!

Steve H

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Too many Steve, like all decades, there are literally thousands and thousands out there! Where do you start? What do you know? Are you talking just soul?

Narrow it down a little... ph34r.gif

Sam

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Hi all,

Just wanted a few suggestions for some good eighties tunes I might have missed out on. By eighties tunes, I don't mean one-off seven-inch obscurities on minor labels out of Texas, I mean major label releases that I might stand a chance of getting hold of and,who knows, one day might fetch big cash - once the obsession for seventies releases dies down that is!

Steve H

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How about : Gwen McCrae - keep the fire burning [Atlantic , Jay Player - Love is the answer [bevnick ] ,The Dells - All about the paper [20TH Century , Dayton - Promise Me [Capitol ] , Mystic Merlin -Just can't give you up [Capitol ] , Arnie Love - I'm out of your life , Mon Belle amour -Ann Pebbles [Hi] .Hope this helps Steve .Best ,Eddie .

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A little tip. If you can use the internet to pick up radio, try a few USA stations offering R & B/ Soul etc. Chicago/NewYork stations have some great Oldies shows and its worth the try.

Even in the 80s, most of the records played at soul venues, especially Northern, were still oldies, and the Jazz Funk scene played - well - Jazz Funk with not much soul as I remember (Another brick in the wall - seriously).

Ed

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Webster Lewis - Let Me Be The One - Epic £10-£15

Atlantic Starr - Circles - A&M £10-£15

Charles Mann - Sho Nuff No Funny Stuff Love - LA £10

Johnny Bristol - Love No Longer Has A Hold On Me - Hansa/Ariola £10

Billy Nichols - Diamond Ring - West Side £10

All very early 80's, I spose still sounding late 70's.

Cheers,

Jamie

(Can I also add that none of those will ever be worth anymore than that!!! ph34r.gif )

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Hi all,

Just wanted a few suggestions for some good eighties tunes I might have missed out on. By eighties tunes, I don't mean one-off seven-inch obscurities on minor labels out of Texas, I mean major label releases that I might stand a chance of getting hold of and,who knows, one day might fetch big cash - once the obsession for seventies releases dies down that is!

Steve H

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LANIER @ CO--I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOU--WAYLO

SHOULD GET IT FOR A TENNER, CRAIG MOERER HAD COPIES, BRILLIANT SOUL RECORD ALTHOUGH IT IS PROGRAMMED MUSIC, DONT LET THAT PUT YOU OFF. thumbsup.gif

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LANIER @ CO--I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT YOU--WAYLO

SHOULD GET IT FOR A TENNER, CRAIG MOERER HAD COPIES, BRILLIANT SOUL RECORD ALTHOUGH IT IS PROGRAMMED MUSIC, DONT LET THAT PUT YOU OFF. thumbsup.gif

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One of my all time faves.Brilliant record

A few more :-

Roberta Gilliam-All I want is my Baby

Marzette Griffith-Live Again

Glenn Jones-Keep on Doing

Bobby Womack-So many Sides Of You

Bobby Womack-Tell Me Why

Randy Brown -Always In The Mood

Paris-I choose You

Will king-Backed Up Against the Wall

Vaneese Thomas-Love In Your Eyes

Broomfield-Is It So hard/Don't Cover Up Your feelings

The there's the Shirley brown/William Bell/Will Downing/Winans/Jones Girls/Teddy P.I could go on and on.

The 80's stuff is very underrated,under the disco dross,there's a lot of class tunes,watch them go in the years to come.

Cheers

Pete

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Hi all,

Just wanted a few suggestions for some good eighties tunes I might have missed out on. By eighties tunes, I don't mean one-off seven-inch obscurities on minor labels out of Texas, I mean major label releases that I might stand a chance of getting hold of and,who knows, one day might fetch big cash - once the obsession for seventies releases dies down that is!

Steve H

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STEVEN DANTE--LOVE FOLLOWS--4TH + BROADWAY--£5

WILTON FELDER FEAT BOBBY WOMACK--INHERIT THE WIND--MCA--£10

LANIER & CO--I DONT KNOW WHAT TO DO--WAYLO--£10

STANLEY CLARKE FEAT HOWARD HEWITT--HEAVEN SENT YOU--EPIC--£8

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Ref Lanier & Co. mentioned above - also check out another release "Dancing In The Night"

Loads of copies about should still be cheap.

Also invest in

Sam Dees - After All

Hot House - Dont Come To Stay

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Won't be quite so cheap now Johnny Ovenchips has decided to auction a copy....

hasn't even got the picture sleeve!

WOOF!

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I know.I saw it. F**kin ridiculous. I paid £1.25 for it as a new release.The 12" is still very cheap as is the album The Poet,which should be in everyones collection.

Cheers

Pete

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I know.I saw it. F**kin ridiculous. I paid £1.25 for it as a new release.The 12" is still very cheap as is the album The Poet,which should be in everyones collection.

Cheers

Pete

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YEAH, AND ITS UP TO 58 QUID WITH 13 DAYS TO GO!, WHATS THAT ALL ABOUT? thmbdn.gif

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I know.I saw it. F**kin ridiculous. I paid £1.25 for it as a new release.The 12" is still very cheap as is the album The Poet,which should be in everyones collection.

Cheers

Pete

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Already up to £58 with a fortnight to go!

Paid the princely sum of 90p for mine about 7 years ago....

I've also got a copy of the album in my sales box, with not a single sniff @ £15.

WOOF!

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Been searching through some of the more popular 80's tunes which should be quite easy to get hold of if you have'nt already got them (all 12"'s):

You & Me - Goodie

Use Me,Lose Me - The Paul Simpson Connection

Cold Shoulder - Evelyn Thomas

Rescue me - Sybil Thomas

Your Sweetness - Willie Clayton

The Groove - Rodney Franklin

Come to Me - Bennie Braxton

Please come back - Dean Edwards

All I Want Is My Baby - Roberta Gilliam

Love Is The Answer - Jay Player

Wish you Were Here - First Light

Breakin Down Sugar Samba - Julia & Company

Givin Up On Love - lenny Williams

Cry To Me - Loleatta Holloway

For Your Love - Cahs

I'll Be Around - Clarence Mann

Glad You're In My Life - Shabazz

Emotions - Starpoint

Love Tonight - David Simmons

Ain't That the truth - Frankie Kelly

Keep On - Bobby Mardis

Very Last Drop - Bobby Thurston

Gotta Go By What You Tell Me - Rov Ve

Baby Dont Hold Your LOve Back - Bridge

James King - Memory

Holdin On - Tony Rallo & The Midnite band

Deja Vu - A.B'S

so many more these are just a few of my fav's.....................

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James 'Bootie' Tuten - This Is A Love Affair (Ultimate)

Billy Boomer - I Like What She's Doing To Me (Blast)

James Chappell - I'm Glad I Found You (Haywoods)

Evans Pyramid - No I Won't (Smokah) - weird but somehow appealing

Ramona Brooks - I Don't Want You Back (Q)

Caviar - Never Stop Loving You (Survivor)

Khaliq - Never Had A Love Like Yours Before (Brofeel) - from '87...sure as f**k doesn't sound like it.

New Jersey Connection - Love Don't Come Easy (Carnival) - one of the best of it's time EVER...chooooon.

Common Sense - I Really Love You (BC) might not be 80's, might just creep in...

Raj - Somthing Inside (Oak tree)

John Simmons - Ain't Nothing Like The Love (Sabrina)

Pure Pleasure - By My Side (QC)

There are but a few, all gettable, some might require a bit more wedge than others.

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O 'Jays "Put Our Heads Together"

Kenny Burke "Rising To The Top"

Paris "I Choose You"

Otis Clay "The Only Way Is Up"

Staples "Trippin' On Your love"

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I'm glad we are on the verge of an eighties revival, everyone else is it seems. Think I will watch prices rise then get out me old lists out and kick myself for not buying everything. :(

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Chapter 8 "Stronger Love"

Mini Curry "100%"

Body "Middle Of The Night"

Perri "I'm The One"

Ernesta Dunbar "Checking Out"

Bobby McClure "It Feels So Good (To Be Back Home"

Mellissa Morgan "Heart Breaking Decision"

Bloodstone "Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It"

Amy Keys "Someone's Gonna Fall In Love"

Mary Love Comer "Come Out Of The Sandbox"

As Pete B says, a very underrated period.

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The 80's stuff is very underrated,under the disco dross,there's a lot of class tunes,watch them go in the years to come.

Cheers

Pete

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I agree with you about underrated and the ones you list and all the others listed above too. :(

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Won't be quite so cheap now Johnny Ovenchips has decided to auction a copy....

hasn't even got the picture sleeve!

WOOF!

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Ive got the picture sleeve :P:(

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Thanks very much everyone for some excellent reccomendations. As is stated above, some fine soul music emerged during the eighties - just doesn't seem to be getting much of a spin at the moment. Looks like I might not be the only one who feels that way.

Some excellent tunes due some exposure include -

Intrigue - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Billy Always - Back on Track

Gladys Knight and The Pips - When You're Far Away

John White - Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Beau Williams - All Because of You

THS - Shine On

Anymore for anymore?

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Some major label releases

All should be available for £5

Keni Burke - Gotta find my way back in your heart (UK RCA)

Gwen McCrae - Doin' it (UK Atlantic)

Sunfire - Step in the light (UK WB)

Lew Kirton - Talk to me (UK Epic)

Phyllis St James - Candlelight afternoon (UK Motown)

David Lasley - Saved by love (UK EMI)

Billy Griffin - Believe it or not (UK Atlantic)

Alyson Williams - I second that emotion (UK Def Jam)

Oliver Cheatham - Bless the ladies (UK MCA)

Denise Lasalle - Come to bed (UK Malaco)

Tashan - Thank you father (UK Def Jam)

Hot House - Hard as I try (UK de/construction) this ones a ballad

soulmac

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Thanks very much everyone for some excellent reccomendations. As is stated above, some fine soul music emerged during the eighties - just doesn't seem to be getting much of a spin at the moment. Looks like I might not be the only one who feels that way.

Some excellent tunes due some exposure include -

Intrigue - Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

Billy Always - Back on Track

Gladys Knight and The Pips - When You're Far Away

John White - Fooled Around And Fell In Love

Beau Williams - All Because of You

THS - Shine On

Anymore for anymore?

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Steve pm me with your address I'll sort out a couple of 80's cdr's for you mate.

Cheers

Pete

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Fantastic stuff being mentioned here...

Here's some off the top of my head-some modern soul, some boogie here-some super easy and a little bit rare:

1. Love Pains-Willie Clayton-Kirstee

2. School of the Groove-Al Johnson (Back For More LP) Columbia-ALL Al Johnson is good!

3. I'll Be Waiting-Thomas & Taylor

4. Night Rider-Midnight Star-Solar

5. Feelin' Lucky Lately-High Fashion-Capitol

6. Out In the Night-Serge Ponsar-WB

7. Serious & Hold Me Tighter In the Rain-Billy Griffin

8. Universal Love-Woods Empire-Tabu

9. Sound of Music-Dayton-Capitol

10. When Love Calls-Atlantic Starr

11. Alone At Last-Joe Simon-Mello Soun Records

12. Let Me Get Close To You-Valentine Brothers-Bridge

13. Slip Away-Skool Boyz-Columbia

14. Move On-Frederick-Heat

15. Can You Handle It-Sharon Redd-Prelude

16. Don't Listen to Your Friends-First Class-Park-Way

17. Give Me Your Love-Active Force-A&M

18. Get Me Through the Night-Barbara Mitchell

19. Love X Love-George Benson-WB

20. She's a Super Lady-Luther Vandross-Epic (Never Too Much LP)

21. Ice-Frank Washington-Studio II Revue-My favorite 80s rarity at the moment.

22. Love Lights-Conway & Temple-Old Town

23. I Love You More-Rene & Angela

Got loads more! Please everybody keep listing this stuff! I feel a nice new comp coming on! I'm going to be thinking about this stuff all day tomorrow... :lol:

KTF

Jas

ps. Come Out of the Sandbox is BRILLIANT! :lol: Also, I remember "Heaven Sent You" by Stanley Clarke being played on the radio years ago. Nice one!

:lol:

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Fantastic stuff being mentioned here...

Here's some off the top of my head-some modern soul, some boogie here-some super easy and a little bit rare:

1. Love Pains-Willie Clayton-Kirstee

2. School of the Groove-Al Johnson (Back For More LP) Columbia-ALL Al Johnson is good!

3. I'll Be Waiting-Thomas & Taylor

4. Night Rider-Midnight Star-Solar

5. Feelin' Lucky Lately-High Fashion-Capitol

6. Out In the Night-Serge Ponsar-WB

7. Serious & Hold Me Tighter In the Rain-Billy Griffin

8. Universal Love-Woods Empire-Tabu

9. Sound of Music-Dayton-Capitol

10. When Love Calls-Atlantic Starr

11. Alone At Last-Joe Simon-Mello Soun Records

12. Let Me Get Close To You-Valentine Brothers-Bridge

13. Slip Away-Skool Boyz-Columbia

14. Move On-Frederick-Heat

15. Can You Handle It-Sharon Redd-Prelude

16. Don't Listen to Your Friends-First Class-Park-Way

17. Give Me Your Love-Active Force-A&M

18. Get Me Through the Night-Barbara Mitchell

19. Love X Love-George Benson-WB

20. She's a Super Lady-Luther Vandross-Epic (Never Too Much LP)

21. Ice-Frank Washington-Studio II Revue-My favorite 80s rarity at the moment.

22. Love Lights-Conway & Temple-Old Town

23. I Love You More-Rene & Angela

Got loads more! Please everybody keep listing this stuff! I feel a nice new comp coming on! I'm going to be thinking about this stuff all day tomorrow... :lol:

KTF

Jas

ps. Come Out of the Sandbox is BRILLIANT!  :lol: Also, I remember "Heaven Sent You" by Stanley Clarke being played on the radio years ago. Nice one!

:lol:

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A few more

Band AKA-Joy/Grace

Thomas and Taylor-You Can't Blame Love

Yvette Cason-Next To You

Unlimited Touch-Searchin To Find The One

Viola Wills-Dare To Dream

Kleer-Intimate Connection

Skyy-Here's to You

First circle-I Can't Find A Love

Gwendolyn Lassic-Never Gonna Give you Up

Collins And Collins-You know how to Make Me Feel So Good

Johnnie Taylor-What About My love

Pieces Of A dream-Warm Weather

Change-Glow of love

Brothers in Christ-God's Armour

Pete

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A few more

Band AKA-Joy/Grace

Thomas and Taylor-You Can't Blame Love

Yvette Cason-Next To You

Unlimited Touch-Searchin To Find The One

Viola Wills-Dare To Dream

Kleer-Intimate Connection

Skyy-Here's to You

First circle-I Can't Find A Love

Gwendolyn Lassic-Never Gonna Give you Up

Collins And Collins-You know how to Make Me Feel So Good

Johnnie Taylor-What About My love

Pieces Of A dream-Warm Weather

Change-Glow of love

Brothers in Christ-God's Armour

Pete

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Is it true that the rip off of Johnnie Taylors -What about my love was voted number 1 single of the year a couple of weeks back-? :lol:

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A few 80s LP's for you off the top of my head that shouldn't be too hard to track down...

Chuck Roberson - The more we are together - Soul Potion (don't let Chuck's nails scare you whistling.gif

Bert Robinson - No more cold nights - Capitol

Lenny Woods - I'm burnin' - 20th Century Fox (You've got love in your eye's is a fantastic builder)

Mr. Jesse James - It takes one to know one - TTED

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Is it true that the rip off of Johnnie Taylors -What about my love was voted number 1 single of the year a couple of weeks back-? whistling.gif

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It was called Lola's Theme by the Shapeshifters. Have a look at the video/sound clip:

http://www.virgin.net/music/musicvideos/sh...astheme_hi.html

Not bad - apart from the dreadful synthey percussion backing.

Watch out for the tranny at the end of the video burst!!!

Brian

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I think the 80s was more of an LPs period, especially in view of the slower tempo the higher quality soul tracks had. Other goodies that spring to mind are:

Broomfield

Vanesse Thomas

Stephanie Mills "If I Were Your Woman"

By All Means

Anita Baker

Chapter 8 (both)

Perri "The Flight"

Miles Jaye "Irresistible"

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Stanley Williams - Count The Days - Hotline

Always liked this one from 85.

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Absolutely sublime record. I'd definitely take that as one of my desert island discs. If anyone out there hasn't heard this try to check it out - and it shouldn't cost much more than a few pints of lager.

Brian

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Absolutely sublime record.  I'd definitely take that as one of my desert island discs.  If anyone out there hasn't heard this try to check it out - and it shouldn't cost much more than a few pints of lager.

Brian

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Have you got a soundbite of that Brian?, have heard people talk about it but never heard it whistling.gif

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Bert Robinson only put out 2 lp's and they are fantastic, got some great ballads on there, first one has a track on it called something like Never Gonna let you go (nothing to do with Rick Astley) and its sublime as i recall. Also check out John Whitehead album I Need Money Bad. Think these were all coming out on Capitol at that time, Beau Williams was another, Willie Collins, HUSH productions i think.

Stanley Williams quality, got Coming Back Home on the other side aswell.

Just played Jennifer Holliday- Heartstrings, that sounds good, was on first (?) ever cassette derek pearson did with SOS.

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I've tried looking around the web for one - but with no success I'm sorry.

I've got the record but I've never transferred one onto my computer before - so would probably take for ever to sort it out to send on a soundbyte.

Hope someone else can help - Hippo or Billythe boot are good at posting up sounds.

If you see it out this weekend buy it blind - I'm sure you won't regret it. It's very much mid tempo, not an out and out Northern dancer by any stretch of the imagination; but if you're into nice catchy tunes and top lyrics you just can't go wrong with this.

But don't SHOUT at me if it's not your cup of tea!!

Brian

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I've tried looking around the web for one - but with no success I'm sorry.

I've got the record but I've never transferred one onto my computer before - so would probably take for ever to sort it out to send on a soundbyte.

Hope someone else can help - Hippo or Billythe boot are good at posting up sounds.

If you see it out this weekend buy it blind - I'm sure you won't regret it. It's very much mid tempo, not an out and out Northern dancer by any stretch of the imagination; but if you're into nice catchy tunes and top lyrics you just can't go wrong with this.

But don't SHOUT at me if it's not your cup of tea!!

Brian

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Thanks Brian, I think I know where to get a copy, promise I won't shout where I got it from or if I don't like it, buying blind has probably been my biggest downfall as far as spending money goes but what the hell for the price of a few beers

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Have you got a soundbite of that Brian?, have heard people talk about it but never heard it whistling.gif

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I've got a copy, I'll bring it along to the next Web and let you hear it. :sleep3:

soulmac.

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Just subscribe to Rod Dearloves lists.....banging tunes, some pricey, many not......

what about Bill Spoon 12" on Hense Forth think it was a 1990 release, tremendous two step genius, should cost around £25.....but be quick, cause i feel that price will jump in time (just my opinion.......)

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A few 80s LP's for you off the top of my head that shouldn't be too hard to track down...

Chuck Roberson - The more we are together - Soul Potion

I've been looking everywhere for this LP. Do you have one to sell or can you make a CD-R copy of it..PLEASE!!!

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Here's A Few Mainstream issues

LJ Reynolds - Weigh All The Facts - UK Club

Larry Woo - Love's Gonna Get You - UK 10

Vernon Burch - Baby For You - Chocolate City

Denise LaSalle - I'm Tripping On You - MCA

Goldie Alexander - Go Back - UK Project

Dells - Your Song - 20th Cent

Willie Hutch - In And Out - UK Motown

SLIM

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