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FRANKIE CROCKER

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  1. FRANKIE CROCKER

    SOUL SOURCE RECORD CLUB 2018, 50 YEARS OF RARE SOUL

    Agreed but best pitched up to 47rpm with extra talc on the floor...hit it...
  2. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Did We Know Bobby Paris Had Died?

    Very saddened reading this thread years down the road since Pete’s post. Bobby delivered three records of the highest quality and was easily a Hall of Fame calibre artist. What a shame he never earned a long-term financial reward for his work but at least he was alerted to the immense contribution he made to the soul scene.
  3. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    Interesting that the red one does not state ‘Gents’ on it. Did this one date from before the Northern years at The Casino? I have two yellow cards in my name and two green cards belonging to the ex. I first had a blue card that I tore in two to let a mate in. The number of us that had multiple membership cards makes a mockery of the often cited figure issued - 109,000 according to Richard’s recent book.
  4. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    Spotted this earlier and thought no confusing this with the real thing. Early gents card was red then blue I think then yellow. Ladies card was green but there may have been others, not sure.
  5. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Dave Clegg

    Very sad news. A real character. 100 Club stalwart. Will be sorely missed.
  6. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    That’s my take on it too. Kev was signed up later. There’s a thread on Soul Source that discusses the First Allnighter patch which makes for interesting reading. The seller of the patch shown indicated it was home-made - you would be hard pressed to tell it apart from the genuine article. This of course makes it rather difficult for buyers of genuine memorabilia.
  7. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    Cheers Dave. Clever stuff eh? Might get myself one and start up a new company...Bootleg Badges I’ll call it... On the other hand, maybe I’ll use the time to play a few more records.
  8. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    These home-made jobbies look pretty authentic. To get the Tommy Hunt profile accurate is quite tricky but he has achieved it. I think these unofficial versions were made a long time ago in contrast to the profusion of current replicas. The guy who has made them has copied the originals quite closely so I wonder if he has a textile industry background...or was just very good at needlepoint?
  9. FRANKIE CROCKER

    White Wigan patch with green trim.

    Cheers Steve. Two of the above are destined for Crocker Towers. The other was very keenly faught over by two collectors chasing the elusive 3rd anniversary patch - I have been in touch with two Soul Source members about this collectible in the last year or so. Also up for sale today was a home made Wigan lookalike Tommy Hunt patch with white trim. This brings the total of home-made patches to three varieties in the last month or so.
  10. Number 484 arrived Friday and only had time to glance at every page before catching a train. Looks a brilliant additition to books on Northern Soul.
  11. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Knee injury from dancing

    Sensible to vary footwear and have breaks to recuperate. I’ve lost track of the times I went to a soul venue and vowed to not dance - two or three pints down and a good tune spun, you can’t keep me off the floor. Torn ligaments need very careful management before surgery becomes necessary - be selective about the records you dance to rather than stay on the floor for whole sets.
  12. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Knee injury from dancing

    My knee surgeon recommended Chondroitin and Glucosamine tablets which have been very good since the last operations. Other suggestions would be plenty of rest. Wearing soft crepe rubber sole shoes to dance. DO NOT SPIN. Switch to soft sole shoes for daytime wear - some trainers are brilliant and Church's Leyton shoes have a really thick, soft wedge type heel. Let us know what you tried and if it helped...
  13. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Elbi parker

    Seen a yellow issue up for sale on eBay today...was over $600. Sold for £486.00 in the end
  14. FRANKIE CROCKER

    manship ending this wednesday

    More or less agreed. Benny Curtis with clean labels is a tough find and warrants auction status. That said, this and the next auctions also have set sale items for buyers to scrap over. Perhaps some of the set sale type records are on so many wants lists, it’s just fairer to auction them?
  15. FRANKIE CROCKER

    What’s the most you’ve paid for a record

    I paid $3,600 for my copy last year plus £300 in bank loan interest charges. If yours was the copy that Manship auctioned a few months ago, it made me appreciate how lucky I was to snag the record and what a shrewd buy it was. Definitely one of the best double-siders ever and only the luckiest few on planet earth will enjoy the benefits of ownership.


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