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    Michael Viner
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    London
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    The Steinways You've Been Leading Me On

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  1. Dear Roger,Have you still got Clara Ward? Thanks,kind regards,Michael
  2. Really sad news-Eddie's great version of 'That's How Strong My Love Is' was one of the first Soul records I bought-on a Charly EP in the very early 1980's when I was first getting into Soul as a teenager. 'Losin' Boy' on Murco is a stone classic and the Deep Soul 'While I'm Away (Baby Keep The Faith)' is a beauty,too. A typically fine-voiced , classic Southern Soul artist of that classic era
  3. Hello there-I'll have the VIP's on Island if it's still available. Thanks,kind regards,Michael
  4. Post free in the UK. Overseas email for rates. Payment by Paypal as friend,please Jimmy James & The Vagabonds-Hey Girl 76' UK Pye original £40 . Lovely,clean EX copy in original company sleeve-one feint ultra-light,superficial surface mark-otherwise vinyl is Near Mint. SOLD The Temptations-Ain't Too Proud To Beg (TMG 565 1st issue-'Precious Love' flip) £8. Really nice,clean EX- copy with original orange TM company sleeve,which is also in nice condition with just a little light creasing/wear .Feint embossed 'KT' tax code on centre.
  5. Any other Doo-Wop lovin' Soul Sourcers ever noticed the similarity between the intro to Gwen Owen's great classic 'Just Say You're Wanted (And Needed)' and the intro to The Stereos 61' Doo Wop hit 'I Really Love You' (Cub) (MGM here in the UK) ? Not a conscious copy,I'm sure -probably just a nice bass riff that had subconsciously stuck in the back of the one writers/arrangers minds. Incidentally, John Lennon was apparently inspired by 'I Really Love You' when writing The Beatles 'Do You Want To Know A Secret'( as George Harrison later stated in an interview)using a similar melody line to The Stereos
  6. The Ronettes' great original the best for me,followed by Jackie Trent, Linda Scott and Len Barry. Looking forward to seeing Ronnie Spector & The Ronettes at the Roundhouse in London next Sunday 27th Jan.!
  7. Probably mid-late October 1967,as Dusty Springfield's 'Where Am I Going' album (another fine LP-and Madeline Bell sings backing on it,too) was just two issues later(BL7820) and was released 27th October 1967
  8. Great choices David,and nice tributes from all to this talented,sadly departed lady. 'The Thrill Is Gone' is one of a group of Spectoresque beauties Clydie cut at Imperial .Clydie's late 60's Minit sides are nice,too;always loved 'I'll Never Stop Loving You'. The Minit sides were cut at around the same time as Clydie's stint as one of The Raelets in 1967/8; she's on the Tangerine (HMV over here) 45' One Hurt Deserves Another/One Room Paradise, singing back up to Merry Clayton's lead. Nice to see you post one of Clydie's earlier Doo Wop gems- 'Promises' on Philips in 62' with The Sweet Things was a treat,too. Speaking of Doo -Wop, we've also recently lost-on Jan 1st,aged 76- Sheldon 'Shelly' Buchansky 2nd tenor of the fine Brooklyn Doo Wop group Vito & The Salutations, who cut excellent & successful versions of 'Gloria' & 'Unchained Melody' but are probably best known to Soul Sourcers for their great Northern Soul classic of 65' 'I'd Best Be Going' on Red Boy (later on Sandbag) Maybe some of Clydie's gems like 'Ready Willing And Able' and ' My Love Grows Deeper' and Vito & The Salutations will get a few spins this weekend,that would be a nice tribute,too
  9. Ahh..beautiful and great choice-always a favourite of mine too;Baby Washington's version of Little Anthony's Hurt So Bad is nice as well. Others,off the top of my head- the late,great Nancy Wilson's cover of Uptight(Everything's Alright) Linda Jones' version of The Shirelles' Last Minute Miracle The Capitols' version of Barbara Lewis' Hello Stranger is,if not 'better' ,equally good Roy Hamilton's version of Dark End Of The Street .Oscar Toney Jr's Any Day Now are another two that,for me, equal the originals ( just can't decide if 'better')
  10. Bobby Goldsboros' It's Too Late! I enjoyed that,thanks for posting it. Nice version
  11. 'I'll Hold You' Frankie & Johnny. I have a German 45' that's similarly 'inspired' by Little Anthony's 'Better Use Your Head' 'it's called 'Was Wird Nun' by Maria Marky on Electrola.It's quite nice actually and would probably get plays if it was in English
  12. So sad to hear of Nancy's passing-a wonderful,unique voice. 'Don't Look Over Your Shoulder' is an underplayed gem of hers(flip of 'Mercy,Mercy Mercy' ,67') Nancy's versions of 'Uptight (Everything's Alright)' and 'Goin' Out Of My Head' are my favourites of those two (both on the fine A 'Touch Of Today 'LP) She also did a nice version of Little Willie John's 'Suffering With The Blues' on an LP Although classed as a Jazz singer ,Nancy defied categorisation really,much like one of her heroes and inspirations,the great Little Jimmy Scott
  13. Hi Angus,I'll have the Soul Brothers Six-I'll Be Loving You if you still have it Thanks! Kind Regards,Michael
  14. All in at least VG+ condition-some superficial surface marks at most.All play Excellent Post Free in UK. Overseas please email for prices.Pay via Paypal as friend Doris Troy-What'cha Gonna Do About It 64' UK Black Atlantic £6 SOLD Lovely,clean EX copy of this delightful shuffler from Doris-a big Mod fave in 64',and beyond! Vince Edwards-The Lively One/I Can't Turn Back Time - 67' UK United Artists £5 Nice Mod/UK Northern sound from this County Durham lad (Flip-side good,too) Plain white sleeve,not company Nancy Wilson- Uptight(Everything's Alright) 66' US Capitol original £5 Great,superior(in my view) version of Stevie's hit from wonderful Nancy Slight sticker mark on label.In company sleeve The Millionaires-It Ain't No Achievement 1971 US Specialty original Promo £6 SOLD Classic Crossover sound.Small,feint stain on label under word 'Ain't'. In plain white sleeve Ramsey Lewis-The In Crowd 65' UK Chess original £4 SOLD Nice,clean EX copy of this old Mod fave.Plain white sleeve Betty Everett-Getting Mighty Crowded 64' UK Fontana original £4 SOLD Lovely,timeless classic from Betty Edge warp(hence low price) but plays great and perfect. In original company sleeve
  15. The Padded Cell-Mister Misery on Toddlin' Town, US Stamps-We'll Find A Way on Galiko ...


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