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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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    wolverhampton
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    Just Like the Weather - Nolan Chance

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  1. dthedrug

    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
  2. dthedrug

    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
  3. dthedrug

    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.
  4. dthedrug

    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
  5. dthedrug

    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
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. dthedrug

    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
  10. dthedrug

    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
  11. 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
  12. HI ALL. THIS YEAR WILL BE 50 YEARS OF RARE SOUL, BACK THEN THERE WAS STILL A DEVELOPING YOUTH CULTURE IN THE UK, AFTER ALL IT HAD ONLY BEEN RECOGNISED FOR 10 YEARS OR SO, WITH YOUR TEDDY BOYS, BEATNIKS, BAN THE BOMB LEFT WING STUDENTS, MODS & ROCKERS, HOWEVER IT'S THE MOD SCENE THAT HAS IT'S ROOTS IN US R&B MUSIC AS WELL THE INFLUANCE OF CARABEIAN CULTURE & MUSIC,WHICH DEVELOPED IN CELLERS OF OLD HOUSES IN WHAT WAS THE BLACK AREAS OF LARGE CITYS, FOLLOWING ON FROM THE RIOTS IN SHEPARDS BUSH, THE BLACK MUSIC SCENE WENT UNDERGROUND, AS SUCH THE MODS FOLLOWED, IN LONDON MANY FAMOUS BUT SHORT LIVED CLUBS SERVERD THE BLACK COMMUNITY WITH ALL NIGHT BLUES,GAMBLING HOUSES WHICH PLAYED THE JAMAICAN SOUNDS OF THE DAY, LIKE MOST MUSIC SCENES OF THE DAY DANCE MUSIC IS A THROW AWAY SCENE AS THE DJ WAS THE TOP DOG, TO KEEP THE CLUB RUNNING HIS RECORDS WERE A SECRET AND HE WOULD NOT LET ANYONE KNOW IT'S TRUE IDENTITY PLAYED. AS THE 6TS MOVED ON THE R&B CLUBS STARTED PLAYING MORE UPBEAT BLACK MUSIC, & EVEM THE NAME CHANGED FROM R&B TO SOUL, SOME PEOPLE FROM TIN PAN ALLEY SAW A MARKET IN BLACK MUSIC THAT WAS NOT IDENTIFYED AS WORTHY OF RADIO PLAY, BUT PEOPLE LIKE RONAN O'RILRY HAD A NEW APPROACH BY PLAYING MUSIC FROM A SHIP, THIS WAS CALLED PIRATE RADIO, CAROLINE, RADIO LONDON TOOK TO THE AIR WAVES FROM 1963 TO 67 WHEN NEW LAWS ON BROADCASTING WERE INTRODUCED, MOST ALLNIGHTERS WERE BY WORD OF MOUTH, THESE WERE LOCATED IN THE NORTH & IN LONDON,WHERE THE FIRST RECOGNISED ALLNIGHTER STARTED, CALLED THE SCENE CUB IN GT WINDMILL STREAT IN SOHO THE MUSIC POLICY WAS A MIXTURE OF US BLACK R&B, JAMAICAN SKA & ROCK STEADY. I would like to think that we have the passion of the worlds longest running Youth Sub Culture, To celebrate 50 years of rare soul, it would be good if you could make at least once a week to pick a sound that you feel hits your soul, the choice is yours alone, however still dig out those 45s that the night has made you expose it to the world via SOULSOURCE RECORD CLUB 2018. MY FIRST PICK WILL FOLLOW ON SHORTLEY AS I STILL CAN'T GET MY HEAD AROUND MY PC TRANSFERING MUSIC FROM MY COLLECTION INTO A MUSIC LIBARY, IT'S NOT FARE, ANYWAY PLEASE TRY TO CELABRATE 50+ YEARS OF SOUL. BELOW ARE SOME OF MY MEMORIES OF 50 YEARS, IF YOU HAVE PICTURES OF LAST 50 YEARS THAT RELATE TO THIS THREAD POST THEM PLEASE KEEP the FAITH DAVE K
  13. dthedrug

    My UK ACTION 45 collection is now complete.

    HI to all of you who understand the capture and meaning of GOT ANY BRITISH, Over the years that I have collected UK 45s, I have only tried to collect records that are meaningful to myself, I'm not a stamp collector, or collect to sell, if I do part with records it is for trade of a 45 that I need, also this is my third collection of soul 45s, the 1st back in the 7ts, when my box of rare US soul got stolen at a All-nighter when I left it with a top DJ, the remaining I gave away to MS to sell & pay a debt I owed HH, as drug dependency got the worse of me, & the only positive action I could take was to leave the scene, However after bumping into DJ PEP in WOLVES, he told me about the Vic, one night is all it took to get the record collecting bug back, & I started to collect both US & UK 45s also I did a bit of DJ-ing at the Black Horse in Wolves for 2 years, when this ended I sold my collection to MS to take my kids on a holiday of a lifetime, However in and around the year 2000, I started my 3rd collection and as I say I was not influenced by anyone on what I should buy, so my US Soul collection consists of top tunes from 68 to 76 All-nighters and then some of the best of the London 6ts Club movers & shakers had to offer, except for the top money 45s. My UK 45s was a mixture of top sounds and those that I felt that I must have again, this ended with label runs of the such as Polydor, Mojo, Contempo, rare Atlantic Top records of SOUL from EMI labels, the Island Philips B&C labels and more such as FUNK 45s & Ska Rock Steady & Reggae up to 74, (I hate the term Skinhead Reggae as many people that collect reggae today, would not know what it was like in the 67 to 70, also how racist the term is now to Black people from JAMAICA, Reggae comes from JA & London, and not from Skinheads). Most of my collection is complete to my wants & needs with 95% in VG+ condition, my ACTION run has 2 with NOC and quite a few are DEMOS, I am now trying to find about 30 UK 45s, To conclude I enjoy my records and will not sell them of, I have left them to 2 trusted friends to sell when I am Brown Bread, However I do have many 45s that I have picked up because I just could not leave them, and when I have upgraded records, which I may part with to a genuine UK collector, as a man who is not only a WHUFC fan but who has the SPIRIT OF 69 in my blood, any would be robbers, I would not be D the Drug if you were to try & sniff around my yard, & I Hurt if I get annoyed. KTF DAVE Picture #1 me in New York City about 10 years ago, Picture #2 Wanted LP sleeve or with record condition don't matter.
  14. dthedrug

    No bootleg/pirated or illegal material

    HI MIKE....I hope the message gets through, especially to the younger brothers & Sisters on the Soul Scene, who are keen to embrace all aspects that the scene has to offer, Over the last 50 years that the Rare/Northern Soul Scene has been going, the bootlegs have been part of it, initially our naivety & lack of Knowledge meant many of us bought bootlegs as a affordable way to recapture the sound of the All-nighter that we attended on a Saturday night, however this is not the case today as many dealers who use to be 100% anti bootlegs now seem to stock them, It would be so un-soulful to allow the new people to the scene, think that these bootlegs are going to be worth investing in for the future, and indeed when records the are called 2nd press, re-pressings are misleading, I am pleased that SOULSOURCE is reiterating the Anti-Bootleg policy, SOULSOURCE IS KEEPING THE FAITH IN 2018 by being a NO BOOTLEGS 4 SALE. HAPPY CHRISTMAS KTF TO ALL MY READERS (the Ed).
  15. dthedrug

    Manship - no reply to message!

    HI ALL.......As John runs a business (Manships) selling Rare vinyl, and not a collector putting items up for sale on EBay, I have found him & Manships quick to respond to all aspects of his services, unlike the hit & miss of dealing with auction/buy it now sites, with the exception of known dealers on the Northern Soul Scene such as Mick Smith at MJ Records, or Pete Smith & others (SOULSOURCE should get round to putting together a recommended sellers & dealers list with ratings & info for the buyer.) Like many have said PHONE HIM.KTF.


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