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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite. Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie whistling.gif

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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite.  Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie whistling.gif

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Excellent choice John , Matt B played it at the Ducie all dayer sounds great and readily availiable :thumbsup:

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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite.  Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie whistling.gif

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Agree Johnnice sound :thumbsup: but doesn't Patti look like James Brown :P

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Excellent  choice John , Matt B played it at the Ducie all dayer sounds great and readily availiable  whistling.gif

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Yes I remember, I think I was stood beind the decks when you played it, hope too here more it now :thumbsup:

Agree Johnnice sound :D   but doesn't Patti look like James Brown :D

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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite.  Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie whistling.gif

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Another great choice John. What about Bumpy Road Ahead by them. Cheap as well

Steve

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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Now you've got me thinking........labels with artists pics on whistling.gif Brains gone dead :thumbsup:

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Not a label, but didn't the Isley Brothers bring out an album, that had two white people on the front, so it didnt offend middle America?

I seem to remember I have an oldie by a female artist, with a picture of her(?) on the label.

Its a red label and she is in profile looking left, but she is on the right hand side of the label.

Was an oldie in the late 70s, when i bought it.

Mind has gone a total balnk.

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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I've seen other records on that label with pics of the artists on - last one was Little Ray I think. All the acts appear to be hispanic.

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Not a label, but didn't the Isley Brothers bring out an album, that had two white people on the front, so it didnt offend middle America?

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Thats the This Old Heart Of Mine album. Several of the Motown albums have covers like that or cartoons or no pictures at all, just so they don't have to show black people. Remember the cover to the Jr Walker album Roadrunner? Motown said this was because a lot of shops wouldn't stock them if they'd had the artists on the front.

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Now you've got me thinking........labels with artists pics on whistling.gif Brains gone dead :thumbsup:

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Johnny Ross - I Can't help myself - Chirrup label - that has a photo of someone on there.

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Johnny Ross - I Can't help myself - Chirrup label - that has a photo of someone on there.

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Do you have the record Pete, any chance of a scan....?

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Not a label, but didn't the Isley Brothers bring out an album, that had two white people on the front, so it didnt offend middle America?

I seem to remember I have an oldie by a female artist, with a picture of her(?) on the label.

Its a red label and she is in profile looking left, but she is on the right hand side of the label.

Was an oldie in the late 70s, when i bought it.

Mind has gone a total balnk.

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Almost all of the Isleys UK Tamla releases I think, also a Chuck Jackson UK release, had nice white blondes on cover! Assume it was more prominent in the 60's in UK due to demographics of time,

Anyone confirm/debate!

Cheers

Jock

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Almost all of the Isleys UK Tamla releases I think, also a Chuck Jackson UK release, had nice white blondes on cover! Assume it was more prominent in the 60's in UK due to demographics of time,

Anyone confirm/debate!

Cheers

Jock

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I already did, further up the page ph34r.gif

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Ive been spinning the lovelites for about 12 mths down at sheridans,think i might give it a spin sat nite at prestatyn,good toon.

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Yes Please do Andy........ ph34r.gif

What time are you on?

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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite.  Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie ph34r.gif

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Turns up a lot on Ebay Very cheep

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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Also produced by Johnny Cameron:(and also covered by the Lovelites)

Keanya Collins "Barnabas Collins-Love Bandit" on Keanya

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Keanya Collins "Barnabas Collins-Love Bandit" on Keanya

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I remember that record being massive about 1979, never seems to have done the rounds again.......

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I remember that record being massive about 1979, never seems to have done the rounds again.......

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You have to go back a bit further mate, it was massive in 74-75 and actually pressed on Soul Galore in 75...remember a lad at our youth club having that with Hot Line on an emidisc. One of my all time hate records ph34r.gif

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Also produced by Johnny Cameron:(and also covered by the Lovelites)

Keanya Collins "Barnabas Collins-Love Bandit" on Keanya

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Thats the fella!!! I was trying to remember.

Probably got the description of the label totally wrong, as usual.

Cheers Tony, i'll let Jet buy you a pint for me at the weekend ph34r.gif:thumbsup:

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Thats the fella!!! I was trying to remember.

Probably got the description of the label totally wrong, as usual.

Yes, Label is blue, centre hole is where Keanyas' nose should be!

Cheers Tony, i'll let Jet buy you a pint for me at the weekend  ph34r.gif   :thumbsup:

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I'll hold you to that :P

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Here a cheapie for you, The Lovelites...My Conscience...Lovelite.  Still less than £15, and Top Notch Quality IMO. Just came today.......Thank you Postie ph34r.gif

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Super stuff John, had it for a couple of years now, a real spine-tingler, it features Denice Williams of "Free" fame on lead vocal :thumbsup:

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Richard posted this weeks ago….

‘Matt B playlist just in from some government hideout in Leeds -

The Centre Stage - Are You There? - RCA

Love Potion - This Love - Kapp

Linda Griner - Goodbye Cruel Love – Motown

The Lovelites - My Conscience – Lovelite’

I vaguely remember no-one (aside from Brett and Orton) gave a rats ass about this record when we played it at the alldayer. Pity us ‘yoof’ aren’t able to add anything of our own to the ‘enviable’, backslapping, Northern DJ clique yet. I guess we’ve hair to lose and ego’s yet to massage.

A stunning record that you’d be mad to pay over £12 for. If you spend £20 you need your head seeing to. Mine cost me 75p trade, so that shows you how much the dealers are making at a tenner… Let’s hope it doesn’t become another Deep Dark Secret, because if we’re honest with ourselves, it’s a far superior record.

I’ve seen people trying to sell battered copies at £20. Shame really. ‘I’m your conscience’ and all that. Some people just won’t learn…..

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Richard posted this weeks ago....

'Matt B playlist just in from some government hideout in Leeds -

The Lovelites - My Conscience - Lovelite'

I vaguely remember no-one (aside from Brett and Orton) gave a rats ass about this record when we played it at the alldayer.

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Very harsh. I remember when no-one gave a rats ass about it when I reviewed it in my own magazine over 10 years ago and included it on one of the tapes. It all goes round in circles Matt!

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Why aren't there more labels with the picture of the artists on , it would clear up alot of the arguements re: ethnic origin !

I can only think of the Enchantments who also use this type of layout -

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Interestingly enough my copy of the Lovelites doesn't have the pictures on, just "Lovelite Records" in big letters across the top. My first thought was that mine's probably a boot but on closer inspection it has the tall characters ZTSC stamp which as I understand it is a sign of legitimacy - so official second issue perhaps?

Also, I wonder if the reason it's underrated/often turning up for sale is that people buy it thinking it's "Get It Off..." and on finding it's not put it straight up for sale again?

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Interestingly enough my copy of the Lovelites doesn't have the pictures on, just "Lovelite Records" in big letters across the top. My first thought was that mine's probably a boot but on closer inspection it has the tall characters ZTSC stamp which as I understand it is a sign of legitimacy - so official second issue perhaps?

Also, I wonder if the reason it's underrated/often turning up for sale is that people buy it thinking it's "Get It Off..." and on finding it's not put it straight up for sale again?

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Neil are you getting this confused with "Get It Off My Consience" also on Lovelite 1500 but a totally different record ph34r.gif:thumbsup:

And Matt really it's been around for years mate sometimes things get lost in playlists :P

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'Very harsh. I remember when no-one gave a rats ass about it when I reviewed it in my own magazine over 10 years ago and included it on one of the tapes. It all goes round in circles Matt!'

Totally understand Pete. Though in my defence I was only 16 ten years ago! I didn't claim that I was the first person ever to play it. Indeed, the last person I heard play it was Lenny Dopson at Cleethorpes last year in one of the most creative and enlightening spots I've ever heard. Much more interesting than most big name DJ's. Also the first time I heard The Love Potion/Joytones.

My point was, to paraphrase you, that I restarted the 'circle' weeks back and no-one gave a badgers. Instead choosing to wank each other off, mostly over outplayed, expensive records. That Chi-Chi track Orton spun deserves a good mention an' all.

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Neil are you getting this confused with "Get It Off My Consience" also on Lovelite 1500 but a totally different record  ph34r.gif   :thumbsup:

And Matt really it's been around for years mate sometimes things get lost in playlists  :P

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Yes, I know it's a totally different record - what I was wondering is that perhaps not everyone does and buy the one thinking it's the other.

My "My Conscience" is LLR-01/ZTSC-142276. I haven't got "Get It Off My Conscience" - how much does that go for these days?

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'Very harsh. I remember when no-one gave a rats ass about it when I reviewed it in my own magazine over 10 years ago and included it on one of the tapes.  It all goes round in circles Matt!'

Totally understand Pete. Though in my defence I was only 16 ten years ago! I didn't claim that I was the first person ever to play it. Indeed, the last person I heard play it was Lenny Dopson at Cleethorpes last year in one of the most creative and enlightening spots I've ever heard. Much more interesting than most big name DJ's. Also the first time I heard The Love Potion/Joytones.

My point was, to paraphrase you, that I restarted the 'circle' weeks back and no-one gave a badgers. Instead choosing to wank each other off, mostly over outplayed, expensive records. That Chi-Chi track Orton spun deserves a good mention an' all.

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I see loads of records mentioned on here and I think to myself, I bet they wouldn't have heard that unless I'd taped it for them years ago, except hundreds more people must be thinking exactly the same thing themselves, there was such a huge swapping network 15-20 years ago. I remember a couple of British things that went massive which I featured, Timi Yuro and Ketty Lester, but although I mentioned them nobody would remember the names of the people who first found them, in fact if I remember rightly it was Mick Boland who found Ketty lester, and then of course every record I ever reviewed was "originally played at the Torch just once then forgotten"...or so I was reliably informed.

There's a couple of records I reviewed that I don't think I ever uncovered, one that I remember was a fantastic midtempo soul track on the reggae label High Note by First Generation called Give Him Up or Give It Up. It was on the back of a single by Dave Barker. I must have stuck that on a tape but sadly can't find a trace of it now.

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That Chi-Chi track Orton spun deserves a good mention an' all.

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Lovely lovely tune - first heard this on a CD done by someone on this forum which they gave me at Prestatyn last year, only recently managed to get a copy.

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That Chi-Chi track Orton spun deserves a good mention an' all.

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What a track, remember Joe Orton playing that to me at Little Stevies flat, last summer when it was full of Swedish and British soul "Hounds"........still can't recall the title, though Rich has told me a 100 times. (by the way Rich, i'll bring Margie Joseph with me to Prestatyn)

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What a track, remember Joe Orton playing that to me at Little Stevies flat, last summer when it was full of Swedish and British soul "Hounds"........still can't recall the title, though Rich has told me a 100 times. (by the way Rich, i'll bring Margie Joseph with me to Prestatyn)

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Is it the one on Kapp - something like If You're Gonna Love Me? Beat ballad thing..

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Is it the one on Kapp - something like If You're Gonna Love Me?  Beat ballad thing..

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To be honest Pete, i really can't remember, think we need Joe Orton to confirm title............

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Is it the one on Kapp - something like If You're Gonna Love Me?  Beat ballad thing..

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It's either that or Just Let It Happen also on Kapp.

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It's either that or Just Let It Happen also on Kapp.

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yeah "just let it happen", a real builder and fantastic string laden track , my word Kapp have wonderful producers dont they ?

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Just Let It Happen. I put it on a tape for Mr Orton not knowing he had it, to which he exclaimed "you've got Chi-Chi!". I thought he was accusing me of having some sort of tropical disease whistling.gif

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