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Is there anyway of estimating just how many Northern Soul records there are? (in all it's genres)

Can anyone take a guess? For myself I've no idea!

And is there a consensus on who has the best collection in the world - in terms of numbers or rarities....

Apologies if this topic is old hat.

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Colin

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Is there anyway of estimating just how many Northern Soul records there are? (in all it's genres)

Can anyone take a guess? For myself I've no idea!

And is there a consensus on who has the best collection in the world - in terms of numbers or rarities....

Apologies if this topic is old hat.

Best

Colin

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The answer is 42......its in the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy :thumbsup:

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Bet you can't remember the question though!

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Sorry......just the answer :thumbsup:

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Always thought that Tim Brown was numero uno in the collection stakes ?, as for "Best", i suppose it's that guy/girl who gets the most enjoyment from the records they own.

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I once heard a figure of appx 30,000 discs if you wnated to collect them all. Can anyone say if this is based on anything but guesswork?

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My girlfriends son says 6. (he is 6 BTW)

When I said I thought there would be more he used his stock answer.

"Miss Brady said so".

Once that arguement comes out, there is no shifting it.

So I have to concur with Callum. It's 6 thumbsup.gif

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I once heard a figure of appx 30,000 discs if you wnated to collect them all.  Can anyone say if this is based on anything but guesswork?

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would say hard to do accurate cause of the wide range

but

maybe anyone with a well defined database of 45s or cd tracks be able to give a shout

of a at least figure ?

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It appears there aren't any. Well not if you are looking for a general concensus that a record can even be classed as Northern. thumbsup.gif

Perhaps the real answer is the number of unique tracks listed in Tim's and woodchip's US price guides plus woodchips soon to be released British price guide ohh and you better add in all the records played at Prestatyn, the Wilton, Lifeline etc that aren't in the guides. Ohh and nearly forgot everything I play that I class as Northern smile.gif:P:thumbsup:

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I once heard a figure of appx 30,000 discs if you wnated to collect them all.  Can anyone say if this is based on anything but guesswork?

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think tim brown has that many. and he aint got them all.

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Is there anyway of estimating just how many Northern Soul records there are? (in all it's genres)

Can anyone take a guess? For myself I've no idea!

And is there a consensus on who has the best collection in the world - in terms of numbers or rarities....

Apologies if this topic is old hat.

Best

Colin

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In all it's genres? So including R&B, beat ballads, 70's, slightly funky staff that "avante garde" DJ's may spin on occasions, Sam's "80's" which get aired on "northern floors" etc etc wink.gif etc....goodness knows.

I think the number of 30,000 was about right give or take a few thousand for traditional 60's early 70's uptempo records, but if you add in all these "fringe genres", who knows? :)

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Dayo, just punched it in Google...there are 32,156.................. ranting_1.gif

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THERES ONLY 500 ASK KEV ROBERTS HE KNOWS. ranting_1.gif

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When you have one of the modern/urban myths in your head like

the only man made thing you can see from space is the great wall of china

and

Walking round the street with wet hair gives you a cold

the same thing happens with this subject

the magic number is 70k

Dont know where i first heard it or who collated the info

But its one of those things that stuck in my head.

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Truth is nobody knows...............accept............. whistling.gif

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the magic number is 70k

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Question was "how many Northern Soul records there are? (in all it's genres)"

Bearing in mind (on going) new discoveries, master tapes/acetates - in all genres ... How could we possibly ever know? whistling.gif

Bexter 500 funniest :P

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Maybe the answer is 20,000

Maybe the answer is 70,000

Maybe the answer is 250000 (if you go for every loose affiliation or whatever)

Could you ever hear each and every one of 'em?

How many out of x000s could/would you remember?

By the way, if the answer is 42 then the question was "the ultimate question". Just ask the white mice!

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