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  1. I've got loads of general soul 45s (mainly from the 70s and 80s, on UK labels) that I'm thinking of putting on ebay in job lots of 50s or 100s. Can anyone advise on packaging for them for posting. I haven't been able to find online the types of boxes that soul packs came in back in the day.
  2. Sorry to dispel your half-relief but I think the orange label with black vinyl (which I've got) is also a bootleg. Not sure what an original issue copy looks like. Have seen lots of white promos but never an issue copy.
  3. Hi, could anyone tell me title/artist of the following. Up tempo modern dancer, possibly late 70s. Female and male leads sing alternate verses. The male sings the chorus that goes "The grass is greener on the other side. / The course of love has made me realise / I'm the one with the real prize / this time." Female backing singers are prominent throughout, interjecting "baby, baby" and responding to lines from the verses.
  4. I've just spotted that Major Lance's daughter Keisha was elected mayor of Atlanta last December. Nice to see she's done well.
  5. 1142/6 Argyle Street, Glasgow was a second hand shop called Silverdales. They had one room for records, and the bigger part was general second-hand stuff. I think the name "Record Bazaar" was just used for their mail order. I don't think Silverdales had any connection with John Anderson.
  6. I thought The Vals had a female lead for years after buying it.
  7. Eddie Parker's "I'm Gone" + "But If You Must Go" would have been the ultimate soul 45.
  8. I believe they were also Vito & the Salutations, of whom there are plenty of pictures. If that's right, they're blue-eyed.
  9. 2.52 is start of Del-tours - Sweet and lovely I think
  10. It sounds to me like Ricky Nelson's recording, but slowed down a bit.
  11. James McEachin who was involved with the Furys as a writer/producer, and early Otis Redding, had a long running career as an actor and turned up in many TV series. If you watch a lot of daytime TV you could probably see him quite often.
  12. If you have a fairly large number of UK releases, filing them by label order (and separate from US releases) is the easiest I find, because there were relatively few UK labels. Especially easy to navigate where they have distinctive sleeves: Chess, HMV, London, MCA, Stateside, Tamla Motown....
  13. Clyde McPhatter - Please give me one more chance.
  14. I think the earliest reissue for the scene, as it was then, to chart was Gene Chandler - Nothing Can Stop Me which Soul City released on 5/4/68 - two months before the Fascinations on Sue which I think is the other contender for earliest.
  15. The reissues of club soul records started in a big way in 1968 with the likes of SOS/Headline News, Nothing Can Stop Me and lots of motown and continued each year thereafter, with in demand records being issued as the Northern scene developed. So I suppose the answer to the original question depends on what you define as the start of the NS scene.
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  17. I didn't see the show, but maybe Kiki Dee?
  18. Did the solid centre UK release of Mums 1829 come out in the 70s or was it an 80s reissue?
  19. I like I've Got The Need, and the similar Got To Get To Know You.
  20. Could you send me the list please. a.beattie43@ntlworld.com
  21. It was on Sweet Things album and on a Swedish Columbia single.
  22. Thanks, great service. Really enjoying them, great writing style and interesting views.


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