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  • Birthday 21/01/1952

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    Dave Kilworth
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    You Must read my new Book (MORE THAN SKIN DEEP) 5* #1..COLLECTING SOUL & REGGAE MEMORABILIA FROM 6TS
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    Just Like the Weather - Nolan Chance

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  1. dthedrug

    Darrell Banks -Open the door of your heart UK Stateside DEMO

    HI .. John Manship does great write up's, but he failed to mention how rare this $tateside 45 is, over my years of collecting UK 45's I have seen more yellow London DEMOS than Red & White DEMOS, I was lucky to get my copy for £10 from a collector of DEMOS of Pop hits from the 6ts, My copy is VG+ and if I was to sell it a starting price would be £250, when it comes to selling top rare UK auction is the only way,
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    Soul Source guide to record collecting.

    HI ALL, Here we are again! a couple of personal tip's and can I stress again my remarks are based on 50 years of collecting and are my opinions not those of Soul Source although they may agree with my sentiment? I'll start with a bit more stuff on UK Demos, only the other day I remembered that when I worked as a roadie in both PA & Lighting back in the mid 7ts, that while working at some MECCA or TOP RANK establishment, behind the DJ Booth I found some records all DEMOS plus a bit of opened mail, one letter had a list of names & addresses of members of the music trade, dance hall managers and DJs Radio company's & their DJs the list was from EMI Records and had all those people who received all the latest releases to be reviewed each record was reviewed at least 5 weeks before the month and day of the release, so for example review discs sent in June were for release in August, now you would think there was many on the list but it seemed they were selective in who receive the type & genre of the music and only the DJS got the biggest pile then the music critic's in the music press like Melody Maker & NME AS I have previously mentioned Radio Station Producers or DJs knocked the centres out of DEMOs in the 6ts not till Phonogram got the rights to many labels in the UK was the start of company dinked records come along we then saw the end of knock out centre Now this sheet of who got what was how I gained knowledge on the subject I gave the list away to Ady C as he might of found it even more useful than I did. Next now we have ascertained the estimated number of UK DEMOS, we will mention a bit about what I consider as part of the DEMOS history, or what is now called "writing on the label", now like it not if you worked as a DJ in the 6ts & received a Disc to review it goes without saying the stations admin dept & your producer would put some markings on it, some would be to identify the preferred side, some if not all depending on the station would put a record into their library, many records at the BBC landed up there? only to be knicked or sold of cheap when a fresh copy come along, the were more into having a complete record library based on sound quality not on collectability, This leads me to a few DEMOS that I have with black permanent marker blanking out the words NOT FOR SALE, I was informed the reason for this was a shop owner really got worried that the record company would fine them if sold to the public however most of these type were old stock sent to EMI Company's who had shares in shops that sold record players and records. Well that's all for now. KTF
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    Cracked records that play great

    HI ALL... It's a fact that if you collect 6ts Rare Soul, whether they are vinyl or styrene, the way they are handled Stateside which is no way like we do, there will always be some damaged by the way they have been handled and stored, some have cracks some are broken and some are water damaged, the Shrine label comes to mind. For me if I get a record that has a hair line crack, after putting a bit of tape on the non hit side it will do, however for those people who want to play the record out when DJing I always assumed that to protect your records, you would use your own head shell with it's pick up & stylus, as it is stupid to think that the ones on the decks are safe, it makes sense to take your own, you would not DJ without a centre WOULD YOU??
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    Soul Source guide to record collecting.

    Hi your info is wrong, 500 Stateside Motown DEMO's well if you believe that, sit down and think about it? here's a question for you & anybody who reads this, perhaps the biggest Stateside/Motown 45s was "Baby Love" the Supremes' have you got a demo, when was the last time you see it for sale? have you ever seen a copy when you are out & about? at a record fair maybe? if the answer to this is yes well you would be a collector just like me!, but if the answer is no and I have a copy, where are the other 499? once you track them down you can look for a demo of "my guy" Mary Wells, ….I'm sure you get my gist? KTF
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    Soul Source guide to record collecting.

    Hi All - Well I have collected record since 1965 over the first few years I collected MOD/POP from 68 to 72 REGGAE was my bag with SOUL in 2nd place, got most of my records in SOHO & Brixton, In those days my info come from Blues & Soul Mag it was my bible, I tried to buy as many new releases as I could from Contempos, all though I did a bit of DJing, it was nothing compared to doing some spots with Billy Mac & Mick Smith this is when my Rare Soul Roots come from, Now most of my tips on record collecting are well known today, However I will start by making my statement on the subject of NOC what's NOC well it stands for no origanal centre, As with most people who started collecting rare soul in the early7ts, you got most of your records from junk shops markets or shops selling discount records, so goes without saying to find a rare record in any condition was a find to brag about and to find a UK DEMO 45 was almost imposable, However in the last twenty years or so the new kids on the block seem to not value UK records with NOC as much as they should, this why issue without a centre will do until you find a better copy, but when it comes to DEMO's my veiw is most DEMO'S without a centre in was sent to a DJ at the time, now some DEMO's come in small numbers EMI typically made 50, to promote a record, most went to Radio Stations a few went to music journalists, those sent to DJ's were in the main had the centre knocked out so it could be played, So knowing this I have always treated a NOC DEMO as how it comes it was meant to be like this part of it's history, UK SOULL DEMOS are rare no matter how much you pay, the more you spend on a record does not & never did make a record rarer, the fact that every US 45 has the centre dinked (well not every 45) so why are collectors today always searching for the impossible find in having MINT 45s is mad 7 expensive, that's all for now and it my opinion. KTF
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    has a boot been bootlegged itself?

    Hi All... Not quite sure what you quite expect, but over the time since the Rare Soul scene started there has always been money to be made from bootlegs, this was the bone of contention that the late Dave Godin often wrote about in B&S, He often wrote about records obtained at shops like SOUL CITY, MOORS, CARLOWS, SELECTADISC, REDIFUSION & so on for under £1 were taken up north & sold for a £5 to those people that loved the feeling for All-night Soul,, Back in 1970 John Wilko Wilkinson (Twisted Wheel Brother from NOTT's) found a copy of Chubby Checkers "at the Discotheque" he paid 6d or a tanner if you like? the record was selling for a few £s at the time even though at least 4 bootlegs existed, I actually have the rarest copy from 1968 with the TAMS "hey Girl" on T other side, In 1974 I swapped a Boot of the Velors for a Levi Jackson Columbia DEMO??he still has not forgive m,e who can tell a boot ask Pete S about the YUM YUMS he sold for a few hundred, to conclude who really knows the answer to your question, Willie Hutch/Bobby Hutton sold on EBay for over £100??? true?... ALL THE B. KTF
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    TYPE 2 DIABETIS HELP

    Hi All.. Some of you may be aware that I have Type2 Diabetes, 10 years ago I had no knowledge of diabetes. Although I have a empathetic view on people with Hep B, C & HIV, also people who need help with addiction issue and problems that rise from Alcohol or Drugs which cause dependency, which it goes without saying lead on to criminal behaviour, (before I go on, when I talk about drugs, I am talking about opiates & hard Stimulants typically cocaine & crack, as they cause physical dependency, unlike speed and cannabis, as they cause psychological issues and are classed as recreational, although in the past I have worked with a few young males who have psychological issues, however it is normally the mother who needs counselling??), When it comes down to it my thoughts on Type 1 & 2 diabetes was it was other people who got it, some had to inject insulin daily, I was ignorant to the issue, as I said 10 years ago diabetes was not my problem,, how wrong I was, VERY WRONG. Today my Type 2 Diabetes has hit me hard , I classed at the top end of disability from the DWP assessment, what that means is I can't walk more than 20 yards I find it hard to stand & sit, going up steps & stairs is hard, but the worse thing is what has happened to my legs & feet, foot ulcers, cellulitis neuropathy, depression also, in all my life I never suffered from depression, What I'm hoping to get from this write up is to find out info & tips on how they deal with the issue of type2 diabetes? as for me I live in constant pain in my legs & feet, my social life has gone, and even my records are out of reach most of the time, in fact life has become one big F**K UP, So if you are a sufferer get in touch, I'm aware that I have in past been a bad boy on the soul scene, but people like myself made the Northern Soul All-Nighters stay awake till 8am, that was what it was about in the 7ts, so no insults please, KTF Dave K.
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    Casualeers dance dance dance

    HI ALL... It, that is "DANCE DANCE DANCE" was issued on a PYE 12" 45 Disk in 74, why I mention this is the sound is great compared to 7" & the US Roulette copy, value if you find a copy is £3 - £10, however like Contempo 12" 45s they never turn up, when they do it probably be by a car boot'er not a Soul Dealer?? However Naff it maybe on PYE, I recommend it, come to think about it any SOUL 12" from the 1970s is worth getting nowdays as an investment plus they have longer versions than 7" a good example is Skip Mahony - Janice, UNDERGROUND Records, which was released a year early than 45,KTF Dave K
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    Best live performance

    Hi All... It would be doing an injustice to the many groups that I have seen & those that I worked with as a Roadie, working in both sound & light, also it must be stated that as a Teenager (in the 6ts) most groups could play their instruments & sing the song, they had to if they wanted to make a record contract, also back then 3 & 4 track recording studios was normal, most records were achieved with 1 take, you would be surprised the amount of mistakes that are in 6ts recording, most noticeable are in Jamaican music, Also I am not going to mention Groups seen at early music festivals such as Reading Cambridge Folk Festival, Wheely Pop Festival, Isle of White, and Glastonbury did you know I went to the very first? In the 7ts I worked as a DJ playing soul, but also working in student union halls who wanted Rock POP, but it is when I first worked as a roadie, with Soul acts who mainly did the MECCA circuit plus small clubs, Rock & pop, later on Punk Rock, My favourite tours were with the Tramps Tavares, Smokey Robinson, Edwin Starr, Jr Walker Marvin Gaye & Kool & the Gang. white artists I will mention 2 Mike Patto & Alexis Korner, However the best live acts I have seen were James Brown at the Rainbow 1971 & the Dells at Trenten Gardens are 2 acts that were magic, as I say this is my personal Pick, some would pick the Motown acts, however they were great but the 2 I picked were a bit better. KTF DAVE K
  10. Hi Mick...Back in 69 I was very much into the short lived youth sub culture Boot or Bovver Boys, although I thought that in 68 I was a young MOD? spending Saturday afternoon walking down Green St, going into the Chicken Run, watching the only English team to win the World Cup, then spending the rest of Saturday wandering round the West End ending up in the Flamingo Club (not dissimilar to the Wheel, music wise, although they did tend to play every Drifters record at the Wheel in 68/9?). in 69 as my sage will tell you it was REGGAE all the way, 69 was the year that the press called us Skinheads, & by the time I got out of DC to the sound of "band of gold" it was all over, in London, It was not until I met Mick Smith (my Sage) in 71, that I went to the TORCH & met Keith, However in 1970/1 I remember getting my first US imports, which were in the main Motown & Chess all labels, my first Revilot Golden World Ric-Tic 45s I got come from CONTEMPOS, either from the shop or by a Soul Pack, infact my first was the Magic Tones on MAHS Records in 1970, the Parlaments I had on a Track Backtrack LP of DETROIT records, Don't think I doubt your wisdom or memory, but I do find it interesting the North South divide that existed back then, in the strange world of Northern Soul?? KTF PS- the LP below Has some nice tracks on it, from the early days of our scene, well worth getting if you find a copy?? Right On Now!
  11. Hi All.. Here is a CLASSIC from 73 when records were hard to find but when you found them like this Ila Vann 45, you never parted with them, I have only had 2 copies my 1st from the Scotch man in Kings Lynn? & the copy in my collection, had to put it up because seeing it on JM auction I had to agree with every thing he said about it, also you must try and get it as it never comes up for sale, a great soul record. KTF
  12. Hi All I just posted in the record club, however it is in the old section. I forgot to close it down at the start of the year, when the new thread started, sorry about this mistake however I will have to close it as it makes no sence to use last years thread? KTF Dave K
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    SOUL SOURCE RECORD CLUB 2017(The End Bit)

    HI ALL..Not posted for some time but will start with one of my fave oldies, I got my first copy of "in the twilight zone" the ASTORS in 1972 from Mick Smith after a US trip, it became a big TORCH sound but now it's a forgoton oldie which is a shame, I must say CANDY is my fave and has a great B side worth a spin. KTF Dave K
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    recently brought technics 1210 turntable

    HI,,, My first DISCO I had 2 Garrard SP25 mk2 decks, I loved them as they were Ideal for DJ'ing in a pub, this was back in 1970, the iconic 301 is a bute for REGGAE, the 401 should not be dismissed I got one at a car boot for £1, sold it for£550 nice, however the Techniques 1210 can't be beaten for the DJ in your SOUL the are reliable strong little maintenance if you follow the basic golden rules plus it will save your vinyl and your cash, if you are a mobile operator or a DJ who just takes a box of 45s to various soul events, you must never trust the equipment so TIP #1 is to take your own pickup heads with you with Stanton 50s or better, Tip #2 check the balance 2 grams will be ok Tip #3 this is so important check the Tracking is bang on, simple to do if you are quick, Tip #4 always check that the deck is level so a spirit level is a must, Tip #5 take your large centres brass ones are best so you can play 45s that have been dinked, Tip #6 make sure at the end of your set you have all your stuff as it will go walkies! PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY THE PDF BELOW, KTF CHEERS DAVE ve_technics_baerwald_arc_protractor.pdf
  15. HI ALL. This year I have had to get another laptop, as I could not get out to go to PC World until December 22nd where I parked was in a disabled bay, I put my blue badge in the window had a look around for a bit, then I took a look at the laptops, after viewing all of them I called an assistant to help, this always takes time in PC World, I think they hide somewhere! any way the purchase took over 1hour, in the 2nd week of Jan a letter from a private car parking company stated that I overstayed my welcome by Half a Hour as there was a 2 hour max stay, you can imagine my horror as the charge was £100, now my blue badge states that I can park for 3 hours, I'm trying to sort this out, sorry for ranting but this is just one of a few things that have pissed me off, anyway as my mind has been elsewhere I forgot to make any posts OOoops!, so I will rectify it tonight with a classic old school 45 that is fetching big money, and it is a hard one these days, plus it's on ACTION, which I completed in early December with the help of one of Stokes SOUL BROTHER & TOP RADIO DJ NICK MARSHEL, a great guy who does some excellent POD cast that are a must listen, anyway my choice is a top fave of my mate Mick Smith, I do hope it is one of yours also, my copy of this 5 star 45 is below, can I wish you all a very belated Happy & Safe New Year and KTF, love Dave K


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