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  1. purist

    20 Classics Rarities & Dancers Just Listed

    That ZZ 45 shares the same backing track as ???? rarer Okeh item possibly ? solo male artist, damn my memory, grr
  2. I wonder if it's a chrome thing ? I'm having the same problem. Even if i go into advanced search and select north america only it still shows records in belgium, UK, etc. When I choose the item location and click "see all" the box opposite is empty, so I cant choose north america or whatever because there are no choices if i go onto ebay uk the only choices are worldwide, euro , within distance etc could it be anthing to with the bit that says " post to and it has my postcode?
  3. Back when JMM started it's domination of the rare soul scene, I remember some of the boys playing the Black Nasty version at venues like Albrighton etc and I was completely dismissive of it, because I was doing a straight comparison. I will always adore JMM, but these days I understand the Black Nasty and how it's different approach has something to offer. Older & Wiser maybe, but still voted JMM
  4. purist


    That would be me Ted still got it still plays perfectly. btw, would love to see a photo of this stock issue please Stanley !
  5. Is it just me that prefers this side - ?
  6. purist

    Heir Hunters on BBC

    This morning on BBC on their Heir Hunters programme one of the subjects they were trying to find heirs for was John Powney. I wasn't watching the programme but as soon as they said the name it immediately had my attention. If you don't watch this show it's about the companies that make their living tracking down heirs when the person who has died hasn't left a will or any obvious family. They work through records of births/deaths/marriages and local census etc and once they find potential heirs they sign them up with a "sign up with us and we'll take our percentage and get you the money" Often times the inheritors are not aware of these distant relatives so couldn't find the way to make a claim without these companies (I became interested in it when it was first aired because years ago my Dad had one of these out of the blue inheritances . I remember them telling him he'd get a third of a fourth of a fifth of the estate total, as he was one of 3 kids, from 4 parent siblings, from 5 grandparent siblings, which amounted to about a hundred pounds) It was indeed our John Powney they were researching, and the subject of his expensive record collection is discussed. I won't ruin it for you but a few very well known soul scene people are featured. It's on iplayer if you want to watch it. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0b1518b/heir-hunters-series-12-7-powneylewis
  7. Didn't know this had been reissued? Is there any demand? Is it worth anything?
  8. purist


    I think you should be allowed to post on the thread something like - " I've twice offered you a minter for £300 and you didn't even bother to respond. If you had replied, either with 'will you take £275 inc post', or ' sorry wasn't expecting it to be that expensive, the last one I saw was £50', or even ' sorry, spent all my money on another record, once I've got some money together I'll hopefully find you still have it available" To my mind it let's anybody else searching on the site know that you had/have a copy and the price is £300, and it also lets fellow potential profferers know that this person won't pay £300.
  9. purist

    he bitter & the sweet

    a mate of mine paid £500 for it a while back because he was sick of waiting for it
  10. purist

    Edwin Starr ‎– Time / Running Back And Forth

    seconds after I read this wants post, I opened up ebay and my eyes fell upon this exact record. Here's the sellers email - onhub@hotmail.co.uk It's Barry May in Warrington, assume he's a member on here also?? (soul galore?? ) hope this helps you. btw, why does it have to be the copy with the small writing? ebay item number - eBay item number: 232670885332
  11. purist

    Is it, time to sell up.?

    Isn't it the same as it always was? that people will want to cherry pick your collection for the best bits and leave you with the 95% that has become very hard and time consuming to sell, that is unless you have a collection that's all big time classic oldies & top rarities which owe you absolutely nowt because you bought them off the bowl list for £2-£8 years ago. In the past every time (except the mid to later 80's) people have said words to the effect of " Sell Sell !!! You'll never see prices this high ever again", a few years later those prices are overtaken by leaps and bounds. My guess, and that's all any one has to offer are guesses, is that prices will continue to rise and rise for 5 -10 years at least, and maybe longer. Even when a few in demand records turn up in the states many are G condition, so if you have a half decent collection in decent condition it will grow by a third in the next 4/5 years, based on whats happened recently, so if you reckon your best bits might fetch £30,000 today you have to ask yourself " Do I want £30,000 today, or would I rather have £40,000 in a few years down the line" Your call hth
  12. purist

    Wolfies soul club - Lou & Woody

    Fast becoming the must attend soul night club of this era. Quality tunes, quality people.
  13. purist

    News: Discatron Revisited!

    Great idea and best of luck with it. As has been said above the stylus - and importantly the weight/pressure bringing it into contact with the records is the key for collectors. Also if you are using one for crate diving then the system that delivers the sound through headphones needs to acurately represent the true sound of the disc, not with added bass or any modern fangled unwanted sound suppresion, which I'm assuming you'd have on the loudspeakers side of things to give it a nice rich sound? Side story - when my local Co-op store took on a batch of the Discassettes, presumably because they were not exactly selling profusely by then (probably 3 years after they first came out, so maybe they were end of line?) they retailed them at half the recommended price. I'd had the old kind before and sold it on, so bought a new one. I took it everywhere, and the young folk who were around then didn't know what they were and a few asked where they could get one. My entrepreneurial streak came to the fore and I invested in a spare which I took to a northern doo. I promptly sold it for the retail price, doubling my money, I did it again and again, taking 4 to a niter one night and I could have sold 20. By then my sales patter had grown as had the price. I told everybody that they'd stopped making them and these were the last few. I took orders for more, only to find that I'd emptied the Co-op of their stock. They echoed the line I'd been trotting out, that they couldn't get anymore and had bought the last batch made, so my money making venture died. I did manage to trade my last one for about treble it's retail price, but I was happy, I was paid in records So if you bought one of these at a venue sometime in the mid 70's, it was most likely that you bought it off me. One final thought - I've a feeling I was walking past my local Co-op a couple of years later, and saw they'd got more in stock, I meant to go buy one, but forgot. Maybe they'd got hold of some more because previously they'd been good sellers (to me and probably nobody else ) I guess I'd moved on to other money making enterprises to feed my voracious record buying addiction by then. Happy Days !
  14. purist

    Combinations - Kimtone

    Don't think I've ever seen this red issue, does anybody have a scan of what it looks like?
  15. purist


    just watched the final two episodes of season one, and in ep 9 "Story of a Scar" I heard a tune I'd never have expected to pop up - Stone Crush On You - O.T. Sykes (Fun City) ! Like most folk I dislike it when northern tunes are added to TV, Adverts, etc, just to try to be trendy, or sell to a certain age group, but when they pop up unexpectedly with no knowledge of our scene then it always makes me smile. O.T. Sykes gem is from that era when I could still dance , it always drew me to the floor, along with many other who claimed 60's only allegiance ;-)


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