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Great record, and bootlegged before I got into northern, but never seems to be identified with any particular club. Is anyone credited with 'discovering' it? Where (and when) was it first played? Was it covered up at all?

Thanks for any info.

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I remember RW trying to break it in about mid 74 and he had originals for sale at £12 in his shop. But I believe as usual Levine originally played it.

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I remember RW trying to break it in about mid 74 and he had originals for sale at £12 in his shop.  But I believe as usual Levine originally played it.

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Cheers Paul. £12 was a lot of money in 1974.

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Don't think there's any Mala boots. I think the Eric boots were from about 1977 (?)

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Don't think there's any Mala boots. I think the Eric boots were from about 1977 (?)

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Not sure on the who played it first debate, but I attended the Casino from 73 onwards and RW was playing it way before it became one of the 3 before 8 and I think I first dance to and adored it in early '74.

Collectors here will be able to give the hierarchy of who when etc,

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Don't think there's any Mala boots. I think the Eric boots were from about 1977 (?)

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Van Dykes - Save my love for a rainy day

Reparata - It's waiting there for you

both on pale blue labels, vinyl press, some Reparatas on red vinyl

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Time will pass you by

Great record, and bootlegged before I got into northern, but never seems to be identified with any particular club. Is anyone credited with 'discovering' it? Where (and when) was it first played? Was it covered up at all?

Thanks for any info.

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I am still the proud owner of an acetate that I had cut in 74/75 with Dena Barnes on one side and Night Owl on the other.

It still plays very well and I`m open to very substantial offers :(:P

We were all young once!

Just re read, Dena Barnes emi on a Tobi Legend topic?

What was I thinking. :(

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I am still the proud owner of an acetate that I had cut in 74/75 with Dena Barnes on one side and Night Owl on the other.

It still plays very well and I`m open to very substantial offers  :(   :P

We were all young once!

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Could be a new thread, what was your first EMIdisc. Mine was Butch Baker Workin' at The Go Go B/W Promatics Sugar Pie Honey, I bought in 73. I did live near Ormskirk, which at one time was the emidisc capitol of the world, with Pete Lawson and Keith Bradley flogging them :(

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lou pride - i'm comin home in the mornin b/w reggie garner - hot line

£5 from sundown records in Wolverhampton

followed 2 weeks later by

skullsnaps - i'm your pimp b/w frankie crocker - ton of dynamite

and for Xmas 1975

dena barnes - if you ever walk out of my life b/w world column - so is the sun

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Don't think there's any Mala boots. I think the Eric boots were from about 1977 (?)

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Definatly bought mine for £4 off Soul Bowl- sadly no longer in my possesion :angry: but assumed(latter) it must have been a boot

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correct chalky---she brought us the wonderful challenge my love on topper and ill steal your heart on palmer and one on cotillion if my memory serves me rightly --forgot the title-- jo

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correct chalky---she brought us the wonderful challenge my love on topper and ill steal your heart on palmer  and one on cotillion if my memory serves me rightly --forgot the title--  jo

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The Cotillion release is 24 Hours/Shake My Hand :lol: Don't forget her rarest on USD - Lots Of Love :lol:

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ooohh yes thats it twenty four hours--and not forgetting  happiness is here on topper---all in all she didnt make a bad record----jo

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Agree with you there Jo, all good records and a great voice too :lol:

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Thanks for that. So, this is what I've gleaned...

74 - Russ tries to break it (maybe at same time as Levine) and tries to flog copies for £12

75 - Soul Bowl have (the more common) demo's for £4

76 - Scallybob gets £50 for a copy (nice one)

77 - it becomes popular enough to get bootlegged on Eric

and a lot of people bought emidiscs.

Okay, thanks for that, people. I was hoping it would be a bit more interesting, but you can't have everything.

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I was hoping it would be a bit more interesting, but you can't have everything.

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Then she changed her name to Lara Croft and did some tomb raiding, and was last heard of as Ellen McArthur circumnavigating the globe! See, it did get more interesting :lol:

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Sheesh! You guys. Away to start an emidisc post.

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