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    Crate digger since my early teens, I always did favor my northern soul 45's. At the same time I also always loved my souls in the broader sense at the same time. My modern and deeper 45 always had room on my 45's home sessions. Even when I occasionally DeeJay'ed to empty the dance floor with pride ! Records crate digging became problematic the last decade, so lately I finally took the time to tweak and invest in my phono set-up to give justice to my OVO's for a blast. IT'S ALIVE ! I'm passionate so I'm radical ;)

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    Spyder Turner 'I can't make it anymore'

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  1. Ol' topic on here but at least 3 classic soul "riffs"compiled in that 'I hate to be the one to say' composition... Can you guess them ?
  2. OK thank you for clarifying that. Got mislead by some YT imagery at one time I believe since I never got to hear an actual copy...
  3. Remember vividly hearing for the first time the "string" version on 'love (your pain goes deeper)' play out... Shocked and in disbelief I never knew about that "horrible" mix difference with the all Gamble the pressings (USA, Italy...) out there. Seing that all the Sassy 1002 stock copies were shelved back as part of the lease deal with Gamble I now get why the promo is seen as much rarer by the Brits who got the whole Sassy 1002 NOS stash by the seventies sourced directly from Billy Jackson. But what about Sassy 1002-2 ? Was this release with 'If that's what you wanted' as the 'A' s
  4. Yes Mark the connection. As said before both sides being Roddie Joy's tunes prior. Surrounded by the same producers and eventually composers (LOL ! ) but who are the Stoppers ? That's what bugging us still.
  5. IMHO the for who or where is trivial in regard of the pressing qualifying matter. Although every stories behind such or such pressing is always most interesting for real. The label, the copyright ownership, the source like the 'reel tape' or the masters and all that comes into the process to manufacture the finished product are more relevant as to what to call the re-released record. And evidently the time gap between them pressings. With all the insights we now know from Ian Levine's broadcast air-play audition while in Miami back in 1973 and his desperation in that record quest. To John
  6. You're right. My bad. I should have said that at that point the Chess/GRT distribution deal for Red Coach felt through and the record then didn't pass beyond the promo stage.
  7. Yes we are aware of it but were hoping to get a more realistic price if ever...
  8. Looking for a real clean PROMO only copy for a friend. PM me if ever.
  9. OK but it's still Gene who re-released the Carstairs on his then own Red Coach label. Label that kept on releasing new materials afterward all the same.
  10. It was pressed (or issued if you will) as white promo first in 1973. These were released under the Chess/GRT group who shut down very soon after. This Carstairs single then never got to see a commercial release. When original label owner Gene Redd got to build up his own Red Coach label soon after and just alongside his Red Lite one he re-released the Carstairs on a pink stocker with instant guaranteed sales within the UK.
  11. The instrumental is fair. Totally agree with you there. The vocal not my thing. Even though no contender for me at that price. Even if I had a copy home I would swap it for something more "my street". At first I believed that this 45 was more either for the Detroit record collector's completists, the "forwarded" northern soul dee-jays into the funky'N'all weir stuffs or the American northern soul dudes. A rare record, OK. Now less but still none the less not that common. And really not so good either. Could it be that they're trying to push it with a "high to impress" 'bling-bling'
  12. The Johnie Brown is not 'northern soul' or at least doesn't qualify as yet. Would it have been it would have start to surface years ago. Just like the Matthew Barnett did before the internet days. With very few copies offered at first. Commanding then evidently the big price tag on the few UK dealers lists offering one. Long before the internet days things were different. Most UK dealers would set their prices accordingly to the NOS quantities thrown out on the market. Their reputation were at stake. While in the USA the dealers had to unload these soul records mostly on the European mar
  13. No bootleg of this but NOS (new old stock) maybe originating from Matthew Barnett himself but now I believe (been partly told in secrecy) all the copies are in an American dealer's hands together with the other PUFF odd (less my cup) last release on the label by Johnie Brown 'watch me work'. The 'original seller' spreads them out carefully or little by little I've been told. Mmmh. OkAy but... not really IMO. And how many still... ? Grabbed a copy as it was a rather elusive record in the past and I still love both sides like the first day hearing it. A must have record for me no matter how
  14. With all the respect due to Leonard, his memories (approximations) and his words the Rivieras 45 unarguably came out in 1966 wile the Proto Jays release only in 1968. The Proto Jays as a group and name could have record 'counterfeit girl' backed with 'can I share your love' and so actually even pre-existed the release as the Rivieras. All that could very well be but for what ever reason James Riley opted for a re-baptism of the group release. Only later the 45 got re-issued under the original group name... Hence with a later catalog number with the new office/shop address on the

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