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The first records I ever bought with my own money were as follows, I know you lot won't believe some of these titles but I swear on my dogs life it's all true:

the move - blackberry way

the foundations - build me up buttercup

marvin & tammi - you ain't livin until you're lovin

martha & the vandellas - dancing in the street (reissue)

rolling stones - honky tonk women

the beatles - get back

the beatles - ballad of john & yoko

the cuff links - tracey

the archies - sugar sugar

plastic ono band - instant karma

all late 1968-early 1969 I think

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Big Wheels Of Motown.

Then spent three weeks paper money on

Johnny Bragg - They're talking about me (Elbejay).

Mates told me I was a lost cause straight away. Most of them bought a few pressings, the odd Casino Classic or Inferno release. I just dived in the deep end.

So why have I ended up with so many CC,s infernos and boots :D

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Madness - Embarrassment ... dragged my mother into Woolworths in Berwick upon Tweed and she put up the readies.

I was 6.

Hammy

PS - a mete claims to have bought a Dickies album when he was 3 but it's b/s if you ask me :D

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Erm... first bit of music that I bought with my own money was erm Madonna's 'Dear Jessie' on 7"... I think it might have been pink vinyl as well :D I was about 7 or 8.... started a long career of vinyl buying though thankfully my taste improved!!! (the Madonna single is still at my mum's!)

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Erm... first bit of music that I bought with my own money was erm Madonna's 'Dear Jessie' on 7"... I think it might have been pink vinyl as well  :lol: I was about 7 or 8.... started a long career of vinyl buying though thankfully my taste improved!!! (the Madonna single is still at my mum's!)

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Lovely song that :D

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when very young somehow my mum managed to persuade me to buy a tammy wynette greatest hits album with some christmas money :D ......... and i think she still has the LP. also a beatles 62-66 comp on red vinyl.

first proper choice i made was elvis costello - oliver's army on 45 i think.

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First Northern:

James Coit "Black Power"

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That was a freebie for me Neil.... well a few of them to be honest.... some guy I know waited, not sure how long or on what day but he'd sussed it, for the "usual" delivery to a shop called Violet Mays in Sheffield.... (used to "stock" quite a few NS way back then, shop still there but not been in for years).... he brought them "all" to the old KGB.... can't remember if it was one of the soul nites or niters.... anyway, they were all snapped up by "buyers" for a couple of quid I seem to remember....

As for my first record bought.... it was Julian Covey "A little Bit Hurt" round about 78ish from a market stall in Sheffield's indoor Castle Market.... if I search my shelves I think I've still got it as not sold on but saved for some silly daft sentimental reason :D ....

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That was a freebie for me Neil.... well a few of them to be honest.... some guy I know waited, not sure how long or on what day but he'd sussed it, for the "usual" delivery to a shop called Violet Mays in Sheffield.... (used to "stock" quite a few NS way back then, shop still there but not been in for years).... he brought them "all" to the old KGB.... can't remember if it was one of the soul nites or niters.... anyway, they were all snapped up by "buyers" for a couple of quid I seem to remember....

As for my first record bought.... it was Julian Covey "A little Bit Hurt" round about 78ish from a market stall in Sheffield's indoor Castle Market.... if I search my shelves I think I've still got it as not sold on but saved for sopme daft sentimental reason :D ....

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Violet Mays, great memories Mark, spent many an afternoon looking for stuff.

Surely it isn't still there, it shut down years back Mark. (Although i accept the premises are still there. Also remember Feargal Sharkey being there after he played a gig in Sheffield around 1980)

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Violet Mays, great memories Mark, spent many an afternoon looking for stuff.

Surely it isn't still there, it shut down years back Mark. (Although i accept the premises are still there. Also remember Feargal Sharkey being there after he played a gig in Sheffield around 1980)

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When I say still there Brett.... I mean it was the last time I walked by.... may be about 6-8 years ago now mate.... stand to be corrected if it's no longer a "music" shop.... always remember how the "ambience" of 45's all pinned or stuck in the windows and hanging from every shelf was replaced by CD's and ads for the latest "rave" nite when I last past it :D .... ah well.... memories :lol: ....

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When I say still there Brett.... I mean it was the last time I walked by.... may be about 6-8 years ago now mate.... stand to be corrected if it's no longer a "music" shop".... always remember how the "ambience" of 45's all pinned or stuck in the windows was replaced by CD's and ads for the latest "rave" nite when I last past it :D .... ah well.... memories :lol: ....

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Always recall you had to ask for the Northern boxes, the old guy used to keep them behind the counter, used to love giving them to him to play, and me and the aforementioned would listen to these great sounds..Brilliant.

Another memory is of a couple coming in one Saturday, and asking if anyone had tried to sell a load of Northern Soul records to the shop, seems the couple in question had all their stuff nicked the previous night (if memory serves me right).

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First record purchased with own money:

The Brothers "Sing Me" - 1977, pop/reggae thing which I think won "Opportunity Knocks" or similar

First Northern:

James Coit "Black Power"

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Urgh. Think I remember that.

Coz I Luv You - Slade

First LP, Old,New,Borrowed and Blue - Slade. Which had a cover of "Just want a little bit" on it which I heard a soul version of many years later but don't know by who. Anyone help?

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Always recall you had to ask for the Northern boxes, the old guy used to keep them behind the counter, used to love giving them to him to play, and me and the aforementioned would listen to these great sounds..Brilliant.

Another memory is of a couple coming in one Saturday, and asking if anyone had tried to sell a load of Northern Soul records to the shop, seems the couple in question had all their stuff nicked the previous night (if memory serves me right).

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Yeh Brett.... too true.... the "boxes" used to either be on the counter itself if it was "new" stuff got or elsewhere in the shop if older at first.... think they used have some paper or card on them saying "soul/motown type stuff" on before the owners got wise.... then they just had "northern" written on the boxes and were, indeed, then kept on them there shelves behind the counter....

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Urgh. Think I remember that.

Coz I Luv You - Slade

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Undoubtedly one of the greatest ten singles ever made and a record I've had a copy of ever since it came out in, what, November 71? Still gives me goosebumps. :D

Brilliant. And Slade Alive was my 2nd ever LP. Reggae Chartbusters Vol 1 was the first.

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That was a freebie for me Neil.... well a few of them to be honest.... some guy I know waited, not sure how long or on what day but he'd sussed it, for the "usual" delivery to a shop called Violet Mays in Sheffield.... (used to "stock" quite a few NS way back then, shop still there but not been in for years).... he brought them "all" to the old KGB.... can't remember if it was one of the soul nites or niters.... anyway, they were all snapped up by "buyers" for a couple of quid I seem to remember....

As for my first record bought.... it was Julian Covey "A little Bit Hurt" round about 78ish from a market stall in Sheffield's indoor Castle Market.... if I search my shelves I think I've still got it as not sold on but saved for some silly daft sentimental reason :D ....

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The KGB in shefield brings back some good memories for me it was the first nighter I traveld to, we used to thumb it from Grimsby, Allways remember someone playing Darts, Boy from newyork city, and and we all went daft on the dancefloor Also in the morning walking down a hill to a diary for milk then on to the train station and beg the fare home having spent all my dosh on records

Oh Happy daze :lol:

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first proper choice i made was elvis costello - oliver's army on 45 i think.

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Same here. And now look, here I am practically living for 'Giffer Soul' :D

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Same here. And now look, here I am practically living for 'Giffer Soul'  :D

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for me it would have been a dickies tune ...possibly "nights in white satin "

first soul one will have been the kent album "footstompers" in 1984 i think ( aged 13)

Davie

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T REX - METAL GURU

FIRST NORTHERN/MOTOWN

MIRACLES - GOING TO A GO GO

Remember asking my Mum to get me a record one Saturday on her ritual weekly trip into Oldham it was The Buzzcocks 'what do I get' but she wouldn't say the word Buzzcocks so She wrote it down.Mothers who'd have 'em

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..first northern JUMPIN AT THE GO GO,rca compilation.

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Great Album that - have been buying them back on singles ever since. smile.gif

First 45 most probably 'If I were a carpenter - Four Tops' but could have been some M.O.R. tune called 'The Lost Patrol' which I seem to remember my sister and I marching up and down the lounge to - don't ask !! :)

First Northern track 'Manifesto - James Lewis and the Case of Tyme' from one of Neil Rushton's mail order lists in Black Echoes, way back when. unsure.gif

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errrrm...................(sorry!)...........

"Cinderella Rockefella" - Esther & Abi Ofarim (Philips)

but my first Northern record (unknowingly at the time) was:

"Goodbye Nothin' To Say" - The Javells with No Smoking (Pye Disco Demand)

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AFTERNOON ON THE RHINO 1974.

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AFTERNOON ON THE RHINO 1974.STILL GOT IT SOMEWHERE.

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Remember asking my Mum to get me a record one Saturday on her ritual weekly trip into Oldham it was The Buzzcocks 'what do I get' but she wouldn't say the word Buzzcocks so She wrote it down.Mothers who'd have 'em

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Good job she didn't ask for the B side of that one then!!! :thumbsup:

(It was called 'Oh Shit')

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At the age of 3 and 4 I was always playing my Mums records, I used to love 'theme from Exodus' and 'Onward christian soldiers' for some reason (though that was probably my Nans), plus before I could read they used to ask me to put a particular Elvis record on and I'd get it right every time - by remembering the shape of the words in the title presumably. F*cking child prodigy I was, it all went wrong once I turned 5.

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I said, do you want it pasturised, cos pasturised is in?

She said - no, I'll be happy if it comes up to my chin.

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Mikey,

Try 'best' and 'chest'.

and' she said Ernie, I'll be happy etc etc

And who drove the bakers van ?

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First record I ever bought with my own pennies was Lionel Richie 'Hello' on UK Motown. Jeez, what was I thinking??? Big soppy fool whistling.gif 1984 I think it was. That will have made me 9 or 10, depending on when it got released.

I also remember getting the Temps 'Treat Her Like A Lady' around the same sort of time.

First Northern record I bought was Johnny Bragg on Elbejay.

Jamie

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It's show yer age time folks - the Savage by the Shadows. I've still got it and its still in VG+++ after all these years.

Tony whistling.gif

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Mikey,

Try 'best' and 'chest'.

and' she said Ernie, I'll be happy etc etc

And who drove the bakers van ?

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I must have had the demo on 8-track. Was it Two Ton Ted from TeddingTON

been trying to remember the song that had the line

She was happy as a pig in spite of the way she looked at me,

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Mikey,

Try 'best' and 'chest'.

and' she said Ernie, I'll be happy etc etc

And who drove the bakers van ?

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Ten Ton Ted from Teddington whistling.gif

Right ba***** as well by all accounts.

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