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Mike Lofthouse

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  1. Mike Lofthouse

    Record Store Day ( Soul Stuff )

    Damp Squib for Soul fans maybe but 60,000 LPs and 30,000 45's sold on the day in the UK alone - keeps a lot of small businesses going.......
  2. Mike Lofthouse

    Best live performance

    The Dells was a legendary night for sure Baz...everyone was there it seems, the only person who missed it I know was Kev Kane!
  3. Mike Lofthouse

    Heir Hunters on BBC

    The sale of the remaining 4000 or so records from his collection was discussed at length on here - Featonbys Auctioneers on Tyneside sold them..something like £7 k was made on the day.... I have a copy of the spreadsheet the auctioneers provided...none of the lots really took my fancy....
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    Best live performance

    I have seen some wonderful Soul performers in recent years....all performing far better than you have any right to expect.......some highlights include... Ann Sexton and Debbie Taylor at The Witon Irma Thomas, Barbara Lynn, Mabel John, Willie Hightower, Tony Owens, Brenda Holloway and Betty Harris in New Orleans in 2016 (Ponderosa Stomp) William Bell, Ann Sexton, Masqueraders, Denise Lasalle, Timmy Thomas, Spencer &am..
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    Best live performance

    in fairness Syl gave him hard time throughout the show.......don't think he up to the standard Syl Johnson was use to...
  6. Mike Lofthouse

    Best live performance

    Henry Gray.......he played the upstairs room of The Central pub on Corporation Rd in Middlesbrough in the 80's.......
  7. Mike Lofthouse

    Lamont Dozier UK Tour 2018

    The Impressions were fantastic in the Union Chapel last year Steve. A great venue.
  8. Mike Lofthouse

    Lamont Dozier UK Tour 2018

    One of Soul Music's greatest and legendary songwriters sat at the piano performing and talking about Soul Music's greatest and legendary songs....what a total waste of time ! Why would you support such a thing ?
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    well it wasn't 'flipped' as was not a contemporaneous release with the US, it was released six or so years later because of the Northern Soul scene demand. Although it was the first time released in the UK it is no different than say Pye Disco Demands, Right on or Route releases......
  10. Mike Lofthouse

    How the hell is this not massive??

    I have no opinion on the record itself.
  11. Mike Lofthouse

    How the hell is this not massive??

    Don't think that will will mean giving a certain person some credit.......seems he is air brushed out of the TSWONS these days...
  12. Mike Lofthouse

    Birmingham Newspaper -- 12 Top Soul Groups

    that list is like comparing Apples and Oranges......... Sly and The Family Stone and the Supremes ? Booker T & The Mgs and Jackson 5 ? ridiculous!
  13. Mike Lofthouse

    Import duty?

    Big red label saying 'Customs Fee To Pay' - the itemised bill says 'Import Duty = 0.00' Excise Duty = 0.00' - you should of just paid those John.....
  14. Mike Lofthouse

    J Manship Auction Results 23/08/2017

    It was never thought to exist until this year, it has been discuussed a few times on here. A few copies have 'surfaced' only this year- an LA dealer has sold a couple for $200 plus. I have seen maybe half a dozen for sale this year and never ever before, so that is kind of rare for a record over 50 years old.
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    Customs charges!!

    But the Post Office are not storing the record on behalf of HMRC - they are storing it for the buyer who may choose to leave it three weeks before settling his bill and collecting it. Basically when you buy a record from the US you know that if it is over a certain value (inc postage) you may possibly incur custom fees and VAT and that the PO will charge you collecting these fees and looking after your package in the meantime...