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    Looking for new and underplayed soul records.
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    The Exits - Another Sundown In Watts

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  1. scotchmartin

    Admirations (Aspirations)

    I'm starting to remember why I hardly ever access soul source...
  2. scotchmartin

    Admirations (Aspirations)

    Can anyone clarify the matrix / run out on this please, I 'may' have an opportunity to aquire one - although not holding my breath - and it would be helpful to be very clear, is it different for the alternate pressings?
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    Admirations (Aspirations)

    Is there also a reverse colour ADMIRATIONS with PEACHES on left? So the dark pink is at the top / or bottom? The One John Manship had for sale recently had the dark pink at the bottom. John's copy obviously original, so is dark-pink-top just one variety of the original pressings? Anyone?
  4. scotchmartin

    CALEDONIASOUL

    60's and 70s soul, newies and underplayed oldies aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Glasgow's famous Caledoniasoul ran originally from 2001 to 2006 at the Woodside Social Club, and brought the UK's top soul DJs to Scotland, some for the first time, including Ady Croesdell, Butch, Arthur Fenn, Guy Hennigan, Andy Dyson, Mick Smith, Ritson & Russell, Kenny Burrell, Ady Lupton, Marco Santucci, Alan & Steve Walls, Dave Rimmer, Jo Wallace, Kitch, Dean Anderson, Irish Greg, Keith Money and many, many more. The club returns for the first of a new schedule of regular soul nights featuring special guests from across the UK and residents. Caledoniasoul and the Edwin Star 'SOUL' image ©M. Gavin 2018.
  5. scotchmartin

    CALEDONIASOUL

    60's and 70s soul, newies and underplayed oldies aimed squarely at the dancefloor. Glasgow's famous Caledoniasoul ran originally from 2001 to 2006 at the Woodside Social Club, and brought the UK's top soul DJs to Scotland, some for the first time, including Ady Croesdell, Butch, Arthur Fenn, Guy Hennigan, Andy Dyson, Mick Smith, Ritson & Russell, Kenny Burrell, Ady Lupton, Marco Santucci, Alan & Steve Walls, Dave Rimmer, Jo Wallace, Kitch, Dean Anderson, Irish Greg, Keith Money and many, many more. The club returns for the first of a new schedule of regular soul nights featuring special guests from across the UK and residents. Caledoniasoul and the Edwin Star 'SOUL' image ©M. Gavin 2018.
  6. scotchmartin

    The Jokers (Harvey & The) Soul Sound Sko-Field

    Thanks appreciate that. M
  7. Please PM me if you would like to discuss selling an original copy of the Jokers on Sko-Field, any condition considered, price negotiable. Thank you.
  8. Looking for an original copy of Sally Sue Brown b/w The Girl That Radiates That Charm by June Alexander on Judd. Please PM me if you have one for sale.
  9. martin

    need a new email off you to pass on a request from a museum ref one of your articles

    cheers

    mike

  10. It was pressed up by Stan Lewis at Bill's request to promote the band, "If you had a record, you got paid more and got more gigs" (Bill Bush). As far as I can gather although it's never been 100% clear and I don't think anyone could really recall, Stan did stock some in the shop he ran in Shreveport, and some sold, but it was primarily a promotional item (a business card, if you like) for Bill's combo, a very successful live group ra..
  11. Just wanted to chip into this on 'Bill Bush' to set the record straight. In 2004 I tracked Bill down through the local paper, the rest is history and we became friends up to his untimely death in 2014. Over the years I sold several copies of his single I'm Waiting with profits going to Bill. He had at the time a very limited stock of his single which had been in the attic in the pressing plant box for 40 years, this was where th..
  12. scotchmartin

    News: Bill Bush RIP.

    Just saw this, yes it's a swamp pop ballad.
  13. scotchmartin

    Bill Bush RIP.

    Some of you may have heard that the musician and songwriter, Bill Bush, died this week after falling at his home. He was 70. Bill recorded 'Velvet Touch / I'm Waiting' on Ronn in the mid 60s and played with the Fabulous Carousels, a.k.a Little Johnny Clark, prior to forming his own combo. I'd known Bill for exactly a decade this year since I traced him through a contact at the local newspaper. I brought his band over to the Glasgow Jazz Festival in 2005 and two years later I visited him at his home in Shreveport, Louisiana, meeting Stan Lewis, BB Davis, Eddy Giles and many other great characters from that era. Anyone who met Bill in Glasgow back in 2005, or at Crossfire allnighter in April 2013, will remember him as a warm and funny bloke, and very, very talented despite never 'making it' big nationally. He played on the same bill as people such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Bobby Bland, to name a few of the stars who crossed his path in a successful performing career of 50 years+. He was still playing live the week before he died. Although he was not able to perform / do a PA at Crossfire, he did appear onstage and thanked everyone for their support just before Sean Chapman played his Ronn single to a packed dancefloor. That meant a great deal to him. When he was in the UK last year I tried once again to explain the appeal of his dance track but mentioned that it wasn't like Motown and was a different kind of sound, I asked him what the influence was for it given that 'northern soul' was nowhere on his radar, where had the inspiration come from for that driving beat and soulful delivery, asking him: "What was it supposed to be?" His reply, "It was supposed to be the b-side". So we're still no wiser. What started for me as a desperate search for an impossible 7" led to friendship and genuine affection, he was a great guy and I'm very lucky to have called him 'friend'. Thank you to Keith Money for spinning Ronn 17 at the 100 Club back in the early 2000s, without whom none of this would have happened. I remember saying to my other half at the time, "I have to get that record". http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/local/2014/10/01/bush-former-councilman-dies-fall/16549359/ added by site link to interview/feature http://www.newuntouchables.com/nutsmag/masters-the-fabulous-carousels-interview/ scan from an earlier forum post by Martin
  14. scotchmartin

    News: Bill Bush RIP.

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  15. scotchmartin

    Gene Toones For Sale On Ebay

    No more 'off eBay offers' on this please. I'm waiting for one to confirm, but likely to leave it to finish on eBay unless it's too good to pass up. Thank you for your interest but with 24hrs to go I need to draw the line. Cheers, M


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