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Russ Vickers last won the day on January 22 2018

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About Russ Vickers

  • Birthday 11/11/1961

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    Fareham, Hants
  • Top Soul Sound
    Ask My Heart - Eddie Billups - Peachtree

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  1. Hi Eric, whilst I don't want to speak on Kev's (RareMusicDirect) behalf, I can assure you your opinion didn't offend him or anyone else, positive contributions & feed back is always appreciated & acted upon were appropriate by these guys. Happy to report that the event, as hoped, spoke for itself, numbers were healthy, the DJ's & music policy worked & was appreciated, judging by dance floor reaction & discussions in dark corners about lesser knowns & secret sounds. The craic was great too, lots of familiar faces from the scene, along with others & was pleased to see some great deals being brokered for some great records. Good luck digging & hope to see you at the next event.
  2. I think that the event will speak for itself on Saturday. The promoters have definitely put together an event worthy of your attendance & a lot of thought, time, money & passion have gone into putting this event together for your enjoyment. I know some of the DJ's booked to entertain you personally & I have the utmost respect for them, they have the sounds, integrity & the professionalism to keep the dance floor moving & the record hounds guessing & entertained. I am personally really looking forward to the DJ's that I have not heard before, they all have their own following & I anticipate great reactions to their sets. The events put forward as the leaders of the current Rare Soul Scene are more than worthy of the accolade, I have personally attended most & I am in total agreement. This is a new event, ploughing its own furrow, it will live & die on its own terms on Saturday, but regardless of the outcome, the amount of sheer hard graft that has been put into putting this event on & the promotion of the event has been phenomenal. I really look forward to seeing you all on Saturday, the uptake of tickets is very encouraging & I'm sure you will be impressed with both the fantastic venue & the mix of soul music on offer, the wonderful soulful people that support these kind of events are really what it is all about, you will make the event the success that it truly deserves to be....so get behind it & make it yours. See you at the weekend....
  3. Thank you so much for all the research you have done Tim, its very much appreciated & thank you for sharing it all with us, there should be a proper digital archive some where, where all of this information & photographs can be stored & shared for research & reference. Thank you & look forward to the further instalments, as a slight aside, I have the booklet that you produced about Robbie Lawson, would it be worth posting that up as well, if it hasn't already been digitally re produced already ? Kind regards Russ
  4. Triumphs - I'm Coming to your Rescue - Okeh - Ex £30 small '45' Okeh re issue. Small writing on label. Bobby Wilson - Feels Good - Stax - Ex £15 Wheel/Torch pounder that could do with some plays now IMO. Tiffany Wilson - Your Love - We Coast - M- £12 (Red Vinyl) https://youtu.be/LRu91Re5zKE Mighty Sam - Never Too Busy - Malaco - Ex £30 Joe Frazier - Try It Again - Jobo - Ex £40 Keith Chism - My Life & Song - Carrie - Ex £60 Rose Royce - Ooh Baby - Whitfield - Ex £6 (I love this https://youtu.be/ZFvS1APwfuw The Impressions - I'll Always Be Here - Curtom - Ex £15 Fantastic - Highly recommended 7ts Bomb ! https://youtu.be/u8Z415IiPbE Frank & James - How Long Is Forever - Smooth City - Ex+ £100 - This is the far rarer first issue of this great 7ts dancer. Maxine Brown - Let Me Give You My Login' - Wand - Vg £25. Marks & light scratches & some fool has gone mad with a red felt tip pen on the 'we can' side. I will try & add a scan of that side later. Record plays through loud n clear with no problems at all. Ron Surrey - Sweet City Woman - Insurance City - Ex £120. Some slt bubbling to label. Versatile Gents - You've Blown My Mind - Linco - Vg+ £80. Most copies of this I see are in a similar condition, scuffs n marks, grubby labels, but this killer plays thru loud n clear with no major problems. TSU Toronadoes - What Good Am I - Atlantic - Vg+ £15. DH & some residue from a sticker in the dead wax. Fir - Ya - Keep On Trying' - Star - Glow - Ex - £100 Lee Bates - International Playboy - Instant - Ex+ £150. Brilliant & in demand NOLA killer !. Jimmy Burns - Give Her To Me - Tip Top - Ex+ £80. WOL. Falcons - I Cant Help It/Standing on Guard - Big Wheel - Vg+ - £15. Rickey Andrews - Take Me Back - RWA - Ex £30 Phyllis Brown - Oh Baby - Rainbo - Ex+ £150 Please PM if interested. No trades. Paypal F&F, but Bank Transfer preferred. Postage calculated when ordered.
  5. I helped with the Cover Up title of the Clara Hardy
  6. Absolutely.....if you wanna stay in the game, you dig, dig, dig, then dig some more, its pretty much the same as its always been, one way or another....
  7. until

  8. I thought Anna Ford & others were invited for one of the Anniversaries by the management, apparently there was a cake n everything.... ???
  9. Shane McGowan was the cloak room attendant for a bit....
  10. Doesnt matter if it was, it may not have been right at the time....
  11. We all have different tastes, thats all part n parcel n that break in the Sir Joe not so many years ago would have been unacceptable to a lot of people.....thank good ness some people dont always go with the flow.....
  12. No mention of 'Upfront' here.....https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212413164143242&set=a.10200175209802032.8133682.1205119204&type=3
  13. No, I do understand Kirsty, not everyone likes every record & records like the Triads have to be placed correctly within a set to get the best response, but there have always been records that not everyone likes, its not just a more recent phenomena ...I love your honesty.....if records wernt at least tried out though, how would we know, there are accounts of some now classic records taking a very long time to gain exceptance...
  14. Try this for size too....took years to eventually break, but by all accounts is filling dance floors now.....
  15. As for particular records, its difficult because different DJ's & venues could be playing lots of different things & 'Upfront' doesnt describe a genre....I dropped this into a set over Xmas, the crowd were a mix of soul people who only had one thing in common, they wanted to dance....this record has been played at various venues up & down the country for a while now, so Im not suggesting that for one moment that its unknown or unplayed, just a bit different from the norm....& for what ever reason, the already busy floor, not only remained busy, but went up a notch or too.....this will hopefully cause some debate, but it rather proves that non classic style records will be excepted if programmed correctly within a set at the right time in the right venue....& I am not the type of DJ who can drop anything in & it would fill a floor regardless either.....


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