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About Soul16

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    Northern Soul, since I was about 12 years old & also drifted into reggae during the 1980s.
    I have a relatively small Northern Soul collection, although it's been growing over recent years.
    Anything to do with 1990's Bally/Williams Pinball Machines, unfortunately they take up a lot of space so I've been forced to only keep two - Theatre of Magic and Twilight Zone.
    I'm also a Naim Audio addict
    I have a wife and two children.
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    Epitome of Sound - You don't love me

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  1. Soul16

    So...age before Beauty TV show tonight!

    Jimmy Radcliffe - Long After Tonight features in some way, there is a scene with a Musicor 45 being played on a record player, so there is an element of homework having been done. Sue Johnston has also had some Northern Soul dancing lessons for the series too...
  2. For me, Edwin's version has a more heartfelt vocal performance, so it got my vote. Doni's version sounds like he's reading the lyrics off a sheet. However, the backing track does have a certain something about it.
  3. Soul16

    Driverless cars

    I couldn't agree more Chalky. I wasn't going to add anything to this thread, but only now am I able to speak about it. https://wmas.nhs.uk/2018/02/08/family-pay-tribute-to-gavin/ Gavin is my brother. Needless to say, the other driver has been arrested. That is all I can say at present. Andrew
  4. Soul16

    Possibly THE Rarest Soul 45?

    John Manships video is very nice, but do those weighing scales and vernier callipers have a valid calibration certificate? If not, all that fannying about is pointless
  5. Soul16

    recently brought technics 1210 turntable

    I must say that having a hand cut aluminium plinth at a cost of £6k does sound a bit over the top to me too, but who are we to argue if it makes him happy eh? Sure, with high end audio (and plenty of other hobbies), the law of diminishing returns kicks in at some point - sometimes you have to spend big to get a relatively small improvement. If we are lucky enough to have disposable income, we can spend it on whatever we choose I guess - like NS records. Some people are even happy to buy a Parka coat from Canada Goose at nearly £1k. I could never justify that and I’m not just talking about the price...
  6. Soul16

    recently brought technics 1210 turntable

    Being something of an audiophile myself (I have a relatively modest £10k Naim CD, streaming and amplification system), can I assume that your comment about expensive audio cables is based on your own personal listening experience or is it just your opinion? Trust me when I say that (some) expensive audio cable can and do make a big difference to sound quality, of course they have to be used in an appropriate system that is capable of resolving the detail in the first place. As an example, Naim produce a 1 metre interconnect that is priced at £1600, a lot of money for sure, that I couldn’t justify in the context of my hifi system, but I have had a demo of that cable (using a Mario Bondi CD - This is what you are), the improvements in sound quality and detail resolution were indisputable. I don’t have ‘special’ hearing abilities. I went to the demo as a cynic and took my even more cynical son with me. The demo was as part of a £30k system, so £1600 for a cable is fully justified in that context - if you are wealthy enough and are happy to blow that amount on hifi. Your comments around the Technics turntable are spot on, it’s a great all rounder for any application.
  7. Soul16

    recently brought technics 1210 turntable

    It never ceases to amaze me how often I see YouTube videos of people playing 45s worth serious money on toy turntables - crazy. You bought well and won’t regret it. Sure, there are still arguably better ‘audiophile’ turntables out there, but for playing 45rpm singles, the 1210 is perfect. I use a Michell Gyrodec for HiFi listening and an Audio Technica AT LP1240 for playing singles.
  8. I've got the Marion Stewart footage on a videotape - boxed up in the loft probably. I bought the tape off a guy at Keele around 1989/90. I uploaded some Keele, 100 Club and Old Vic footage to youtube some years ago, I didn't bother with the Queens Hall stuff because (from memory) it was not very good quality and was too dark.
  9. Soul16

    If you were dj'ing to yourself

    Lou Roberts and the Marks - Ten to One - MGM Parliaments - Don’t be sore at me - Revilot Dottie and Millie - Talkin’ about my baby - Topper Harvey - Any way ya wanta - Tri - Phi The Miracles - If your mother only knew - Tamla Tony Middleton - Spanish Maiden - Speed The Neptunes - Girl that’s an awful thing to say - Gem Little Anthony and the Imperials - Better use you head - Veep Madeline Bell - Picture me gone - UK Philips Jimmy Beaumont - You got too much going for you - London Chi Chi - If you’re gonna love me - Kapp Kiki Dee - On a magic carpet ride - Fontana Kelly Garrett - Love’s the only answer - Smash Buster Jones - Baby boy - Sure Shot The Capitols - Don’t say maybe baby - Karen Sam Fletcher - I’d think it over - Tollie John Bowie - You’re gonna miss a good thing - Merben Howard Guyton - I watched you slowly slip away - Verve Roy Hamilton - The panic is on - MGM Aretha Franklin - One step ahead - Columbia All tried and tested oldies that remind me of people and places. Strict OVO policy firmly in place too of course.
  10. Soul16

    Cancer Research TV Campaign

    Yes, that’s the one. Any idea what the record is? As Kev said, an instrumental most likely.
  11. Soul16

    Cancer Research TV Campaign

    That’s the one Kev. Thanks, Andrew.
  12. Soul16

    Cancer Research TV Campaign

    Yeah, that is a different ad. Thanks anyway.
  13. Soul16

    Cancer Research TV Campaign

    I’ve just caught the end of a TV ad with a Northern Soul feel. Has anybody else seen it yet and if so, what is the tune that is featured in it please? I wasn’t fully paying attention at the time, so it could just be a ‘made to measure’ piece of course.
  14. A Huh thing. A bit of colourful, lightweight nonsense. It's been, it's gone, it's forgotten.
  15. Little Anthony and The Imperials - Better use your head. There’s a really nice snappy drumming sound as the fade out begins, if I was in the studio I would have insisted that the fade out was left until just a few seconds later.


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