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  1. Except that Bill Millar makes the oft-repeated and wholly incorrect assumption that Ben Aiken (of Loma and Phily Groove fame) was white ...
  2. Probably quite a few ... he had a complete LP released in the UK and US in 1972 which, despite a number of Leon Ware composed songs, comes across as soft, folksy pop ...
  3. Well Martha's voice was shot many years ago too ....
  4. And in the years after the gold label issue surfaced, one lost track of the number of apparently "OVO" events where DJ's played the gold label record as an "original" ... or on the basis that it was a legit second issue ...
  5. Credit to you Mal because you put me on to the right people to get one
  6. Apologies, I'm fully aware that this is not the WANTS section but if anyone has a copy of the Goldmine Double CD "Soulful Kind of Seventies" to sell at a cheap ( by any standards ) price , please PM me . Cheers
  7. Taking Chalky's lead, I looked into this a little further, especially the comments on the youtube clip that the Bobby Kline in question is an African-American who lives/lived in Orange New Jersey ... and I found this fairly compelling piece on a doo-wop group called the Melo Gents whose lead vocalist was Bobby "Klein" hailing from East Orange New Jersey ... the same piece later makes reference to Bobby "Kline" ... and there is a photo of the Melo Gents who all look African-American to these eyes .... draw your own inclusions but maybe our hero was indeed a brother ... The Melo Gents The Melo Gents (Newark NJ.) Personnel: Bobby Klein (Lead) Larry Holley (Second Tenor) Sandy Holley (Tenor) Steve Barnhart (Bass) Junie green (Baritone) Discography : 1959 - Baby Be Mine / Git Off My Back (Warner Bros. 5056) Biography : The Melo Gents all hailed from Orange and East Orange, New Jersey. Larry and Sandy lived on State Street East Orange, Steve Barnhart lived on Snyder St., Orange, NJ Junnie green lived on Park St., Orange, NJ and Bobby Kleine lived on Park Street as well just off of Springdale Avenue. The Group recorded "Git Off My Back" and "Baby Be Mine" written by group members Bobby Kline and Steve Barnhardt. The single was recorded by Warner Bros). The Melo Gents also recorded many other songs but they were unreleased. Their manager's name was Joe Seneca, he was in the music industry pretty much at that time but he never paid is $.10. The Melo Gents travel to Canada all over the New York in the New England states different provinces around Canada with the 5 Satins and the late Bill Baker.
  8. Yes, I've read the quote above from a person who says Bobby Kline lived up the road and all that ... but ... has anyone actually got a photo of the man himself ? The soul scene has made this mistake before ... thinking that their hero was one colour when in fact he or she was another colour ... Just sayin' ...
  9. No, not your bad luck .... I have a copy that does the same ... skips in several places ...
  10. One notable omission regarding the rarest UK soul singles list: was John Andrews (Parlophone ) "unknown" at the time of that article ? Or not even remotely considered as "rare"?
  11. If anyone is wondering , the Susan Phillips LP really does exist and was released back in the day, as was definitively established in another thread on the Gloria Barnes LP ... ...
  12. SWEETEST FEELING !!! Sydney, Australia's sensational monthly rare soul night ! Saturday 30 March 2019. Having broken our attendance record with the last two gigs, it's looking like a full house yet again this month ! Sweetest Feeling is set for another Northern Soul & Rare Soul blockbuster with an all star line up of DJ Agent Double O Soul, Pete Morgan & Prince Mikey ... not to mention the suave and sophisticated DJ Burn-hard who is back for the first time in a long time ! Northern, Modern, 60's RnB, new releases ...we got the whole world of soul covered ! Add to that a great wooden dance floor, drinks at sensible prices, rare soul videos on screen and you have the perfect night out !!! DON"T MISS IT !!! Facebook event page here
  13. Haven't seen the current edition of Record Collector but does it give you any more information on the northern and rare soul scene that you couldnt otherwise get (for free!) on forums such as Soul Source , Rare Soul Talk (Facebook) or specialist soul publications produced BY people on the soul scene FOR people on the soul scene? Isn't Record Collector a generalist record collector publication aimed at generalist record collectors ? People who dip their toes from time to time into rare soul or punk or metal or freakbeat or whatever? If you've been into northern/rare soul for a little while then an article in Record Collector is unlikely to tell you anything you don't already know or couldn't otherwise get from specialist soul publications or forums. It was different 25 or 35 years ago when the internet didn't exist or was in its infancy. An interview in Record Collector with Richard Searling or Ian Levine for example might have been a big deal ... but now all you have to do is look at specialist soul forums or just google a particular subject and away you go ...
  14. No, and to be frank, the sooner it is forgotten, the better.

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