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  1. Put your muscial snobbery to one side and get your ears around this tune released today by Silk Sonic. If this was by some unknown, independant artist we'd all be drooling over it ... but it isn't it's Bruno Mars but IMHO it's brilliant!
  2. Did this ever get played? I know that 'Don't Be Afraid (Take My Love)' did from their later album and was only released as 45 in UK on Polydor (due to demand?)). If not, do you think some 'imaginatve' jock would get away with it now? It's just been covered with several new mixes by Aliana & Gallo. P.S. Steve Flanagan (I've Arrived) was a member of the group, although to me he sounds like a pub singer on I've Arrived!!!! How did he go from that to this?
  3. You 'obviously' must be referring to this version : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUWkl_mojNk or maybe this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqaSCKTRQQQ I don't reall William Bell's getting spins ... I'd guess it was 'too slow' for those days, but someone with more knowledge may correct me?
  4. His biggest selling record #1 R&B #10 Hot 100 in 1976 ... and his only Top 40 hit!
  5. No offence taken, as if you read my earlier comment I am as doubtful about it as you .... but there are similar label designs i.e. 6901 below: (also 6894,6887 and probably others as I haven't checked them all) i.e. no S-, no stereo, cat no on left, publisher and timings under cat no on left, and arranger/producer credits on right - but there are other 'oddities' why a different layout to demo and all others you point out on releases just before and after?, why is comma mising after GSF RECORDS under artist name - all others have a comma
  6. If it is it would tie up with what's entered on BMI for Michele Dahrouge: https://repertoire.bmi.com/Search/Catalog?num=AqQuT7iA0FNR9mjT0%2fSTFA%3d%3d&cae=IW%2fqz83Fe7CjW9honkWKNQ%3d%3d&partType=WriterList&search={"Main_Search_Text"%3A"michele dahrouge"%2C"Sub_Search_Text"%3A""%2C"Main_Search"%3A"Writer%2FComposer"%2C"Sub_Search"%3Anull%2C"Search_Type"%3A"all"%2C"View_Count"%3A50%2C"Page_Number"%3A0%2C"Part_Type"%3Anull%2C"Part_Id"%3Anull%2C"Part_Id_Sub"%3Anull%2C"Part_Name"%3Anull%2C"Part_Cae"%3Anull%2C"Original_Search"%3Anull%2C"DisclaimerViewed"%3Anull}&resetPageNumber=
  7. I'm not sure that argument entirely 'holds up' as if you look at the Whatnauts issue 6905 from 1973 it has both variants, and before that many have the cat no on left and no Stereo mark. The Dorothy Moore 6908 and Joe Johnson 6909 is a similar design to AB one (albeit cat no is on right). Could be the 'counerfeiter' inadvertently copied the earlier design? In any case no one knows if any actually exist - so this may just be a big hoax and someone's having a good laugh at our expense?
  8. I know this doesn't help but just adds to the mystery! I can't find it listed or reviewd in B&S - been through the whole of 1974, but did find it in Hot Stuff (guide to new US releases) in Black Music June 1974 .... but 'sods law' most (if not all) the other releases have the B side listed ... guess what ... this one doesn't! .. might that suggest it was a single sided demo perhaps (at the time at least)? Oh, and by the way, that issue had an 8 page article on NS by Tony Cummings & Dave Godin. I might scan it and post it as I've got it out! UPDATE - just scanned article
  9. I thought i'd seen something about it before it's in this thread:
  10. Sound Wholesale (I beleive) are the cheapest - theyr'e on eBay but cheaper to buy direct £21 for 200 to £90 for 1,000 https://www.soundswholesaleltd.co.uk/7-white-card-record-sleeves-free-delivery.html
  11. Hi John - I seem to recall possibly seeing that on here previously, somewhere, and from recollection he didn't know .. but may be wrong - worth a search though!
  12. OK how many knew she recorded this on Soul Sessions Vol. 2? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYB-GfHicOQ UPDATE: It's only on the delxue version of CD and appears to have been issued on vinyl in US only and they are selling for well over a ton - only 4 currently for sale on discogs and 3 of them are over £200! https://www.discogs.com/Joss-Stone-The-Soul-Sessions-Vol-2/release/3771610 here's a live version in Sao Paulo in 2012:
  13. That's a slightly different label to the one on Discogs which has the address at the bottom which shows it's Puerto Rico! .. so perhaps it did get a mainland release first?
  14. From what I can gather they released 2 45's: first in 1976 on Eclipse (New Jersey) and the other, if its the same group, on Quadrant (year unknown on Discogs) is a Peurto Rican label! UPDATE YT clip has different label without address so could have been a US release as well/before ... and also gives date as 1976 The album was on Nereida and states 'a product of N.L.S. records England' again no date but from the tracklist must have been 1973 at the earliest going by Love Train, Best Thing, You Are Everything, I Can See Clearly etc. There's one for sale on ebay for $1,800 if your
  15. If you're talking about Bernie Wilson of HM & Blue Notes he died on Boxing Day in 2010 - the same day as Teena Marie https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernard_Wilson_(singer) Bernard (Bernie) Williams was also a member of the original Blue Notes but left before PIR era .. and I 'think' it's the same Bernie Williams who did the classic Ever Again and the double sider on Harthon.
  16. Hi Ian .. yeah I did the same .. assumed it was Bill White too, and found nothing ... only Ray Dahrouge's version of the top side. I found about 112 entries for' The Way It Is' but couldn't link any to Bill (or William) White, and neither of these tracks are linked to Anderson Brothers on there - so all a bit inconclusive https://repertoire.bmi.com/Search/Search?SearchForm.View_Count=100&SearchForm.Main_Search=ISWC&SearchForm.Main_Search_Text=T9028923173&SearchForm.Search_Type=bmi
  17. Not 'Norman' but a pretty good blue-eyed deepish soul version of Hurt So Bad by one of the writers (along with Bobby Weinstein & Teddy Randazzo) on 'The First Bobby Hart Solo Album' 1979 (and his only album). It starts off a bit 'MOR' ish but gets deeper from a minute in .. so give it a chance! He was generally a pop writer but did write/co-write Never Again for Royalettes/Little Anthony and Out Of The Picture (The Reflections), Teddy Randazzo - You Don't Need A Heart.
  18. My two pen'orth, (and I by no means claim to be an expert) .... but looking into it further the label just looks 'wrong' compared to other releases the same year - all the others (from 6906) have the cat no on right not left (although earlier ones do have it on left), it's also a different layout to the promo and the colour doesn't look right - looks like it's been printed with cheap dot matrix pritner (but could just be a poor scan?). Another 'minor' detail, all others (I have checked so far) have GSF RECORDS, INC. i.e. a comma after RECORDS and period after INC - this one doesn't althou
  19. I contacted bagpussprince asking if they could confirm whether record exists (as she was only user to 'Have' it) and the reply was that she DIDN'T own it and response was: "Computer glitch nothing more i wish" I also contacted the guy who posted it on Discogs (bobhalverson) and he replied: "If your question is, "Do I have the record and can I confirm its existence", the answer is "No". I believe I obtained the image from the following: https://www.soul-source.co.uk/forums/topic/417374-the-anderson-brothers-the-way-it-is-gsf-b-side/ Like you, I was suspicious if it was an actua
  20. I don't think anyone's mentioned this yet from 2018 The Estimations - Can't Do This To Me on Kimberlite:
  21. If you check out the link (above in first post) I've created a YT playlist of their complete singles A/B sides (except for one I can't find - 'Every Single Way' (1972 Buddah 45) - If anyone can provide an mp3 of it I'll upload it to YT) - 51 tracks in total and some fine tunes amongst them especially their Windy C & Curtom ouput! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VIizZUhz7WY&list=PL7h0PdVqCrm1_yQDo_leeGCYsq7KLou5V
  22. Keni Burke has announced the death of his brother James (22 Feb 2021). https://www.soultracks.com/story-james-burke-dies https://soulstrutter.blogspot.com/2021/02/rip-james-burke-five-stairsteps.html
  23. What about this one literally 'hot off the press' on Alan Kitchenr's Soul Direction: Eddie Holman Virtue acetate

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