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FRANKIE CROCKER

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About FRANKIE CROCKER

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    Getting spins again

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    Northern Soul, Rocksteady, US travel,
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    London
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  1. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Cappy's Record Store Detroit

    Thanks for posting it Derek. I remember it well. Leaky roof. Inside, it felt more like a hut than a store. Made several visits in the 1990’s and got plenty of nice records.
  2. FRANKIE CROCKER

    The Crown Jewels of Northern Soul...regardless of price!

    Agreed Kirsty. The book needs re-writing and the playlists need a makeover. The scene has moved on considerably and a few more ‘crown jewels’ have been revealed. I suppose these gems would be the highlights of the best collections, but realistically, few collectors will ever get close to owning them all. Sure, there’s a case for putting forward the hallowed classics, Right Track, Surprise Party, Out On The Floor etc. That said,..
  3. FRANKIE CROCKER

    The Crown Jewels of Northern Soul...regardless of price!

    The so called Top 500 is badly in need of a review. There are loads of recent biggies not in the Kev Roberts books. If I had to suggest a tune it would be the Joseph Webster/Angela Davis number, My Love Is So Strong. There are of course plenty of other artists that have produced great records such as the Oxford Knights, Parisians, Constellations, Ward Burton, Talmadge Armstrong etc that could feature in a ‘best of the best list’ ..
  4. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Question about Nigella Lawson

    Was the tune Double Cookin’ by Checker Board Squares? Just another celebrity trying to cash in perhaps?
  5. FRANKIE CROCKER

    O’jays - working on your case / hold on

    PM’d you but copy is only VG+
  6. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Cappy's Record Store Detroit

    Enjoyed re-reading the thread. Some nice yarns here. Can anyone remember the address of Cappy’s. Was it on 8 Mile?
  7. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Turley Richards on EBay..

    Probably a desperate DJ or a millionaire. Has now become a must-have record for the playbox. Mind you, it was a scarce issue copy.
  8. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Admirations (Aspirations)

    An object of sheer beauty Ted. And here was me thinking you were spinning the Admirations earlier this year. This could well be the nicest copy on the planet...
  9. FRANKIE CROCKER

    100 Club All Nighter - Record Dealers?

    Drop into the Blue Posts pub beforehand as there’s usually a few collectors with boxes of stuff to move on. Depending on who is DJing, there could be tables of flight cases to check out. There’s usually a few people circulating with boxes of ‘trades’ so you won’t be going back empty handed.
  10. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Record insurance

    This is a particularly delicate issue. Does your regular home insurance cover record collections? Much depends on how valuable the collection is. If you are planning on taking records out of your house to DJ, there is a risk involved and this can be insured against. Ultimately, your best bet may be to burglar-proof and fireproof their storage. Sad to say, the biggest risk to your record collection is allowing a fellow record col..
  11. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Unbelievable

    Best to avoid MP3 venues unless in Majorca, Canaries etc and it’s Trance, House or Techno... If the DJ has a laptop, he’s not a proper DJ - you have to spin discs to be a disc jockey. The DJ with a laptop is a crowd pleaser but only because the term lap dancer was already taken...
  12. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Unbelievable

    Depends on the record and the venue where it could be played. Nothing wrong with boots being spun at the youth club, pub back-room on a Tuesday, charity barbecue at the cricket club etc. The venue may even be a drinking den where nobody ever dances but they like the tunes despite not having a clue what’s playing. if it’s a few youngsters spinning largely to their mates, who’s really bothered? This topic has cropped up so o..
  13. FRANKIE CROCKER

    love the gloves

    Very slick. Great tune - credit to Nige Brown for putting me onto it and Butch for selling me a copy. Smartly dressed, deft of foot, tailor made for the scene, might have come from Yeovil in Somerset but need to confirm this...
  14. FRANKIE CROCKER

    Manships Auction

    A bit of everything really. Freshly acquired stock from a wide network of sources. Some auction items on consignment from collectors. I think that one or two may even be eBay wins bought fir the shop window to maintain interest. Not sure why some auction values appear on the site after ending whilst others don’t show up. I was looking out for Tommy Bush and a couple of others but they just disappeared.
  15. FRANKIE CROCKER

    CAROLINA SOUL ON EBAY

    Yes, I’m a fussy collector and have been very pleased with the records from Carolina Soul. When the grading is conservative, you usually end up more than pleased. One thing I have noticed though is there are more records likely to be on consignment appearing - the grades of these are a little lower than in previous auctions suggesting dealers are unloading well-used records in the hope of earning a higher return. A problem tha..


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