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As this is my first post I thought I would share an anecdote from Fridays Plinston gathering, that for me, typifies what Northern Soul and its people is all about.

About midnight I got chatting to Fingers across his box of 45's and we chewed the breeze about a number of things including a track by Bettye Swann titled 'My Heart is Closed for the Season'. He lamented the fact that he had a great Bettye Swann tune on Money in his box but it gets overlooked as it nestles between records that have much higher price tags. I didnt know the tune but always enjoy his sets and decided to buy it on spec on his recommendation.

He told me to put my money away and enjoy the record and if I didnt like it I could return it next time.

Now......that to me is what the Northern Soul scene is and should be all about. A true enthusiast encouraging a (relative) amateur and in the process getting a great record listened to and enjoyed and most of all KEEPING THE FAITH.

I probably shouldnt be posting this as everyone will be on to the poor bugger for free records and he will go broke.

If you get to see this Fingers thanks very much and yes 'The Heatache is Gone' is a great record! :thumbsup:

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Fingers is a top man and a true soul lover first, dealer second. This is why I have always placed him on at Plinston and he typifies the spirit of Plinston, namely great music whatever the price tag, encouraging others and up for a great laff. That said he has given me some very tasty birthday presents of a vinyl nature and or that he can ogle my wife even more :-))

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As this is my first post I thought I would share an anecdote from Fridays Plinston gathering, that for me, typifies what Northern Soul and its people is all about.

About midnight I got chatting to Fingers across his box of 45's and we chewed the breeze about a number of things including a track by Bettye Swann titled 'My Heart is Closed for the Season'. He lamented the fact that he had a great Bettye Swann tune on Money in his box but it gets overlooked as it nestles between records that have much higher price tags. I didnt know the tune but always enjoy his sets and decided to buy it on spec on his recommendation.

He told me to put my money away and enjoy the record and if I didnt like it I could return it next time.

Now......that to me is what the Northern Soul scene is and should be all about. A true enthusiast encouraging a (relative) amateur and in the process getting a great record listened to and enjoyed and most of all KEEPING THE FAITH.

I probably shouldnt be posting this as everyone will be on to the poor bugger for free records and he will go broke.

If you get to see this Fingers thanks very much and yes 'The Heatache is Gone' is a great record! :thumbsup:

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Heatache? Top Fingers, can't help thinking he's a bit of a soft touch bless him. When asking price for Della Reese he was almost told what was going to be paid for it - "that Della Reese, sixty quid yeah" After all that, Dave got it for £50. Jammy begger, I paid £70. Did Dave play it last night? :thumbsup:

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Any chance you can post a photo of him up here?

Thanks :thumbsup:

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Any chance you can post a photo of him up here?

Thanks  :thumbsup:

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A photo of who?

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Heatache?  Top Fingers, can't help thinking he's a bit of a soft touch bless him. When asking price for Della Reese he was almost told what was going to be paid for it - "that Della Reese, sixty quid yeah"  After all that, Dave got it for £50.  Jammy begger, I paid £70.  Did Dave play it last night?  :thumbsup:

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Yes he played it after blowing out the candles. Not literally they do have electricity in Hertford! Good music poor turnout and too much Ska (Although it pleases the crowd to be fair)

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A photo of who?

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The bloke with the 'free' records so I can stalk him next time im at the Plinston :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

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The bloke with the 'free' records so I can stalk him next time im at the Plinston  :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:   :thumbsup:

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There's no such thing as a free record!

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Ah, not so, I got 5 free records at Prestatyn! from the following

Joe Dunlop

Hammy

Martin (R&B man)

John Weston

Dave Rivers

All cheapies and all great tune's 3 of which I was after, and two I didn't know

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Ah, not so, I got 5 free records at Prestatyn!  from the following

Joe Dunlop

Hammy

Martin (R&B man)

John Weston

Dave Rivers

All cheapies and all great tune's 3 of which I was after, and two I didn't know

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I got a free VG Brenda Holloway once thrown in coz I was whinging that the record I was buying was overpriced :thumbsup:

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I work on the basis of - you must like me talking to you as you havent offered me a free record to go away yet :thumbsup:

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ps Stevieb - yes your right, there are some lovely people on the soul scene

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Ah, not so, I got 5 free records at Prestatyn!  from the following

Joe Dunlop

Hammy

Martin (R&B man)

John Weston

Dave Rivers

All cheapies and all great tune's 3 of which I was after, and two I didn't know

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yes I can confirm this, but you forgot to mention the free one that Shute gave you and that was a very special one :thumbsup:

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Sorry 6 records! Shute gave me a copy (piccy sleve) of Out on the Floor :thumbsup: Which Pat Brady then played for us in the Queen Vic (top man)

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That's twice in less than 6 months now I have managed to get Pat to play it for us!

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