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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. Was thinking at first just the same. But when it comes to Tamla group LP's there's IMO very few that are actually that fully exciting to listen to from beginning to end without suffering the "all time" classic that you do not want to hear home anymore or the filler tune that they found on reels that ruins the whole picture. Thinking on the spot of the Temptations 'with a lotta soul', Marvin Gaye 'what's going on' the Miracles 'cookin' with' that should be reachable to Joe Public as well as to connoisseurs. But for the rest they are either collectors/fans albums or keepers for the one or two tracks that didn't got a 45 release kind of LP's to own.
  2. Yes the term audiophile is wrong as there is no such vinyl thing. Qualities of different plastics yes. The 180 grams is only to minimize warp/dish-ing of the "pizza" but more plastic doesn't mean better playback definition. Audiophile mastering and/or recording materials do exists though. And those limited records sell brand new in the £100's a piece. Still that is another matter mostly dedicated to "audiophile" music aiming for high-end phone gear$... But MONO in my world IS KING undoubtedly. STEREO is always a sound engineer process thing. MONO is natural and STEREO an illusion that I don't care for one bit even though many do feel strongly about it. Used to or addicted to...
  3. My 2 cents; the world has change (wrong word (since no revolution have occurred) but it's the lingual formula for 'evolve' in such phrase/context) and the number of venues capable to host such (cheap) events are on every street corner. Where some decades ago it took an organization to host, finance, promote and get the 'DJ's' with the (right) records, mind and body to bring and entertain the crowd. All that is not required by some (cheapskates) anymore. Everything now is only few 'clicks' away... My 1 cent; to tell appart: there use to be the scenes before the splits/schisms between the trendies (mods, skinheads, scooterists, rockers and what have youZ) and the records chasers. For the trendies, music was only one of the many artifact to own for (wanna) being what they were/are. For the records chasers music matters on it's own. Understandingly the trendies from today shan't shy to step on anybody's toe daring to have at least an arrogant stand compensating for all the rest they're evidently lacking.
  4. Canada Cameo that looks like a USA WDJ but not; a regular Canadian stocker... Ex condition with faint sticker mark at 2 O'clock on 'the 81' side. Don't forget the fantastic 'evergreen' nonchalant sing-a-long finger snapper 'two happy people' flip side. Scans of both sides from actual record for sale. £20 FREE SHIPPING ALL OVER THE WORLD. ADD £6 TO HAVE IT REGISTERED. Grading through M - EX - VG - G... PM me to inquire
  5. Wrong section ? Try in 'wants' maybe...
  6. You're right. Not the same singers nor the same instrumental take. The Chuck Corby for me does it better with the little necessary Oomps that really lacks in the Rhythm Rascals 'light'n'tight' version that, no offense to anyone, I never liked.
  7. Years ago I was shown a small 'paper clip' in a fanzine taken from an American music magazine with a very contrasted black and white photo (not the best quality but still) of the group. If I can remember who showed me that, I could maybe ask him if he still has that...
  8. No never seen that one. Story goes from the Brits. that young trainees in the pressing plant chain where tested with spare printed labels and whatever templates was lying around to learn the work. And so some odd mismatch (even with distant catalogue number like in this case) labels are to be found occasionally if ever they managed to escaped the bin. Some such British releases are said to fetch some money on the market with few collectors of the likes of the Beatles and such collector's band (Yawn !). But if ever you'd venture in such a field my dear friend, I have a single sided promo Johnny Sayles 'don't turn your back on me' on Mar-V-Lus playing Gene Chandler 'think nothing about it'... Open for trades LOL !
  9. Hopefully a vinyl compilation, when done with taste and some 'representative' tunes that don't have the favor from all on the "scene", is a much smarter move as they aim anyway to those who can't afford the 45's yet still want to hear, discover and 'educate' their ear to "new" sounds as well. For those reasons I always favored my Kent compilations (pre N°50) as a 'beginner' and always had a dedicated dislike for the Inferno see through comp vinyl and cover with that 'tainted love' tune lasting 15 minutes and on the flip the house party pre-mixed job of too few "good" ol' classics. Onto which all was made as an artifact for the kids 'house party'. Here now I think it's a rather fair selection they did there. Maybe a tad too much on the 'safe' side of things. But I'm not concerned by comps anymore. Still it's good to see younger ones going for them and buzzing on about tunes
  10. Thanks. For some reason since this morning I can't open any Discogs pages. It's like their server is down... Apparently not. I will try it back later.
  11. Flip side attributed to LaBrenda Ben & the Vandellas as well ?
  12. Does the LaBrenda Ben on Motown really exist ? That scan is the only one found on the net and it looks rather suspicious IMHO. The Gordy edition is established to be around September or October 1962. Still the scan is odd to me. The Motown in regard of the catalogue attributed number Motown 1033 (even if cancelled if ever) in regard of the previous catalogue number Motown 1032 dating from July and following Motown 1034 dating from November 1962. Yet LaBrenda Ben Motown 1033 is supposedly from December 1962. Even if those dates ( source) don't correlate so well, they all tend to post date the Gordy release which makes no sense. Then the label typo and colors don't fit. The Motown 'camel walk' dating from December 1962 credit LaBrenda Ben & the Vandellas. But Martha & the Vandellas first 45 only came out on Gordy 7011, some two release numbers after LaBrenda Ben 7009 and supposedly dates from September 1962.
  13. More to go my way. Did I say the guy was megalomaniac ? Reading that I thought this fact can't be right nor true. Not a specialist on such matter the answer was only few clicks away and here we are;

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