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    John Siret got a reaction from solidsoul in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    Do tell me what these titles are you think I am missing out on or decent copies don't come to market ? 
    I guess you are missing the point. A deal has been agreed on M- graded record I am sent a vg graded record is that clear now. 
     
     
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    John Siret reacted to Colnago in Soul & Beyond, 8pm BBC4 Friday 9th Nov 18   
    I’ve always thought he’s a guy of limited knowledge of the music, more into mainstream at best , just a guy who’s landed a plum job with the beeb .
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    John Siret got a reaction from solidsoul in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    Yes I do & that is because I've been bitten too many times in the past. 
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    John Siret got a reaction from solidsoul in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    The thing is with chanchers looking to buy mint records for bugger all PhilT (I do agree with you) but you don't have to deal with them. As a buyer to then return record & refund to someone you  don't trust is a balls ache. 
    Also for me a soundfile isn't important as I don't expect to be buying a record that doesn't play through. 
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    John Siret reacted to PhilT in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    I hear you. The point I was trying to make was that it can be a ball ache selling records these days too. 
    The whole 'grading' thing is inherently subjective of course so you're always going to find variations; they shouldn't be miles apart though should they - hence the emergence of the SS system. All that's required really is a bit of integrity and half an idea. Takes seconds to send someone a couple of pics or whatever but I'm always very clear when I'm selling stuff that anyone can send a 45 back if they're not happy, at my expense.
    It's tough to legislate for idiots though, buyers or sellers. Personally, I just don't deal with them again, respond to 'wants' posts or whatever. Life's too short.
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    John Siret got a reaction from RICK SCOTT in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    Could not agree with you more. 
    I just ignore listing as you've explained. 
    They come across as chances looking for mint prices for poor conditioned records, it's not hard to grade records honestly & to the site rules. 
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    John Siret reacted to The Tempest in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    I always love the description comment “ Visually Graded “ which is code for its knackered ! But hey that’s my disclaimer if you buy it ! Chancers the lot of them 
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    John Siret got a reaction from RICK SCOTT in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    Could not agree with you more. 
    I just ignore listing as you've explained. 
    They come across as chances looking for mint prices for poor conditioned records, it's not hard to grade records honestly & to the site rules. 
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    John Siret reacted to solidsoul in Selling records with poor overall grading on condition!!   
    I am often interested in records that are put up for sale, but can't buy them because they are not individually graded.
    I often I see  sales lists with a vague "all records are Vg+ or better".
    I have seen records priced in the hundreds of pounds, with this poor grading.   I don't know how sellers expect people to spend that kind of money, without really knowing what they are going to get! 
      It would be silly to buy a car from a garage, that said about condition  "all cars are vg or better".
     I would like to see records, over a certain price, individually graded on condition!
    Anybody else bothered about this?
     
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    John Siret got a reaction from shufflin in Witney Soul Club @ Banbury Soul Club 3/11/18   
    Short set from me
    1. Terry Harris - On The Floor
    2. The Masqueraders - Sweet Sweetning
    3. The Intrepids - After You've Had Your Fling (Get Down To The Real Thing)
    4. Bottom & Company - Gonna Find A True Love
    5. Darrow Fletcher - (Love Is My) Secret Weapon
    6. The J's - When Did You Stop
    7. Neo Experience - Human
    8. Bloodstone - Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It
    9. Four Tops - I Just Can't Get You Out Of My Mind
    10. Love Affair - I Can't Stop Loving You
     
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    John Siret got a reaction from Sean Hampsey in News: Diggin' Deep - New Release - Double Detroit Dynamite!   
    Would be great if you could release the Paul Kelly as mentioned in the show. 
     
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    John Siret reacted to WoodButcher in Cracked records that play great   
    Plenty of grading scales out there , all of which regard a cracked record as near worthless from a collectors POV ... 0-5% of Mint value.
     
    But there are plenty of desperate wannabees out there that seem to disagree and pay way over the odds for f*cked forty-fives on an hourly basis , especially on the bay.
     
    This will no doubt kick off yet another heated debate where a lot of folk will state that "Norvern Soul' is a "special genre" that doesn't need to use a proper grading scale as the tunes are so sought after that you can name your price regardless of condition.
     
    Personally I prefer to use the 0-5% rule as it's the generally accepted valuation across the globe regardless of genre or medium but that's just one opinion.
     
    I guess that a M- record that's cracked but plays through with a minimum of 'clicks' would be the origin of the so-called "OK for DJing" grade that has become so common in listings , still only 5% of mint in my book though , and that applies to any 45 whether it be a £25 tune or a £5000 one.
     
    Touch paper's fizzing , fire away ......
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    John Siret reacted to DaveNPete in The closest North and South came together.... Musically   
    Daft question - throughout my time on the scene (from 82-on, being a pup) north/south has been irrelevant - there have been leading nighters all over the place playing pretty much the same stuff (dependent on who was DJing of course - the prime driver to what you'd be hearing, remembering that many of the top DJs of the time were from the midlands and south).
     
    When I first went to the 100 Club it was quite different musically from 'northern soul' overall, however by the mid 80s and after Stafford it was the leading place for new discoveries by a country mile (along of course with Shotts). The best allnighter though was Bradford, but it generally lagged 6 months to a year behind the 100 Club in terms of what was new and big.

    The idea of 'up north' is a bit questionable anyway when you bear in mind that Sheffield is closer to London than it is to the Scottish Border.
     
    A brief glance at northern soul history makes it obvious that from the earliest years there were clubs throughout the UK playing these sounds and enough fans for the music to make them viable (if it weren't the case why was FL Moore in Leighton Buzzard, Soul City in London and why were most of the early fanzines out of the south etc etc etc) - indeed right back to the 60s many of the key clubs and crews were down south or in the midlands, be it Gloucester, Worcester, Birmingham, Bedfordshire, Market Harborough, Northampton, Banbury, East Anglia etc etc - simply because when it went really big it was centred on the North West doesn't mean it hadn't got adherents and venues in the south listening to and collecting much the same sounds.

    Dx
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    John Siret reacted to chalky in Unbelievable   
    What’s unbelievable is some of the comments on here.  Yes it is all about the music and it is what attracted us to the scene (plus our divvy mates weren’t there) but that was all based on rare original records, and not so rare.  Yes the odd emi etc was played to push a newie or a record stuck with a collector that would at one time never have been heard but it was essentially originals.  But today it is different.  Loads of Djs with the biggies on original releases, there really is no need to book billy bootleg. 
    If youncan’t do it right then f*** o** and leave it to those that can. If you insist then be a good promoter and tell people paying their hard earned that you are playing bootlegs at your event. The punter then has a choice. 
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    John Siret got a reaction from DaveNPete in Witney Soul Club at The Elm Tree (Music Festival)   
    Nearly 5 hours long - a mixture of Northern 60's & 70's Soul.
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    John Siret reacted to chalky in ' A youth culture left in the hands of old men'   
    Watch this on silence and I wouldn’t have believed they were dancing to Epitome of Sound, the guy in the middle especially.
    Don’t get me wrong they got the moves but they aren’t dancing, just doing tricks.  There used to be a time and a place to do the spins and tricks in a record but now it is all the way through and totally out of rhythm to the record in question. 
    I know its a dance comp but give me a proper dancer with good footwork who does the tricks and spins in the breaks and appropriate places or preferably just one with classy footwork  
    As I said great at the tricks as are a lot but they ain ‘t dancing anymore. 
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    John Siret got a reaction from shufflin in Witney soul club @ Banbury soul club   
    Half hour early set 28/4/18
    1.Ty Karim - All At Once 
    2.The Bee Jay's - I'll Find You 
    3.Tobi Lark - Happiness Is Here 
    4.Leon Ware with Minnie Riperton - Instant Love 
    5.Bobby Thurston - I Want Your Body 
    6.Anthony White - Yes, You Need Love 
    7.The Charisma Band - Ain't Nothing Like Your Love. 
    8.Little Dooley - It's Got To Be Now Or Never 
    9.Bobby Hutton - Come See What's Left Of Me 
    10.Sam Ward - Sister Lee 
    very busy night. 
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    John Siret reacted to Peter99 in The rise of the 'NEW' soulie and the soul revolution.   
    Well done for putting the time in on this thread - your contribution has been significant. Having said that, I don’t think you get it. 
    Your post suggesting that the ovo thing is absolutely crazy is way of piste. Not least because by default you are supporting the notion that any tom, dick and Harry could pitch up and play a load of boots, or even cd’s. Or even just pitch up with s laptop and play YouTube content. 
    Sorry, if I’ve misunderstood you, but if I haven’t then with all due respect I think you are talking the language of Bolloxexis. 
    🤬
     
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    John Siret reacted to WoodButcher in The rise of the 'NEW' soulie and the soul revolution.   
    Been biting my tongue too long ...  Peggy March is as bad a pop tune today as it was when I first heard it 37 years ago , thought it was shite then and think it's shite now ... sorry if that offends the old-timers but it's just my opinion ... glad I started my journey "on the scene" just as the backlash against this purile lazy pop drivel started and the 'new guard' started digging a bit deeper for the real thing ... 
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    John Siret reacted to geeselad in The rise of the 'NEW' soulie and the soul revolution.   
    Re, people slagging newcomers tastes Its just passion really combined with frustration. I think for a lot of us that started on the scene in the 8ts, we came into the scene at a time when a lot of the, ahem, less soulful sounds had been dropped from playlists at nighters. So we were spared the like of peggy march, Holly st james ect. We saw that as progress. To have the often less than knowledgable returnees turn oldies nighters playlistss into something akin to wigan, circa, 77, was never going to go down well with me. 
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    John Siret reacted to Steve S 60 in Record Store Day 2018 21st April   
    Interesting take from Numero.......
    https://thevinylfactory.com/news/numero-group-hits-out-at-charade-of-record-store-day/amp/
     
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    John Siret got a reaction from andybellwood in Between the Two 'take a little time' (super disco edits)   
    Brought a copy a couple of weeks ago. 
    Wanted to say thanks for posting the video hadn't seen that. 
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    John Siret reacted to WoodButcher in my Northern Soul Moan   
    Let's be honest , at most of the Mickey Mouse oldies nostalgia nights that blight the calendar these days you can regularly see twenty people on the floor looking as though they are all listening/dancing to twenty different tunes , most concentrating hard to remember the Norvern Soul steps that they saw on YT the night before , regardless of the actual tempo  , very few seem to actually be 'feeling' the tune or reacting in anyway emotionally towards it ... thankfully I avoid these nights nowadays and stick to the proper nighters that feed my needs , i.e. something that makes my ears prick up and start asking " what was that that was just spun ... ?"
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    John Siret reacted to speedlimit in my Northern Soul Moan   
    Seriously comments like this make me glad I now only go out around 10 times a year  in the late 70, s and 80's we kept the scene alive with the hope new sounds would be accepted by the masses .but we were wrong  the narrow mindedness of attitudes like this have killed the best underground music scene
     
    Rant over
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    John Siret reacted to speedlimit in Memorable DJ set   
    Butch.s first ever set mellosouls walter& admirations Diane Lewis  imperial c.s devotions  etc blew you away 
     
    :-):-):-) 


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