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John Reed

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About John Reed

  • Birthday 27/04/1967

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  • Interests
    Trying to play Call of Duty with my son and failing miserably
  • Location
    Orpington, Kent
  • Top Soul Sound
    Bettye Swann - Make Me Yours

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  1. I've got no issues in receiving a record in a second hand mailer, but do not expect to pay for the cost of the used mailer.
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  2. It sounds like it might be a copy from Soul Bowl when it was a new discovery. John Anderson did that to protect his sources and I don't think it would affect the price that much and still thinking you should get around £6/700 for it.
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  3. All my notifications for Diggin' Deep releases are via email, which contains a link to the web site. So you don't have to be on facebook to be in time to order their product.
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  4. looks South African to me.
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  5. Think these were done when Ian Clark contacted the group or Label owner, so I believe they're legit.
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  6. Personally, I think there are a lot of misconceptions about new releases. Generally speaking most new releases are pressed in quantities between 250 - 500 copies, so in the grand scheme of things and the size of the market this amount of records in initial circulation mean that these releases aren't rare. As some of these releases are currently in high demand and people want them means the price goes up and has little to do with actual rarity.
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  7. There is also a w/d of the Mona release as well. I don't think i've seen anyone mention that the fonts used on the Mona & first Jewel release are identical and I don't think this font matches any font used on any other Jewel or devotional releases. I guess as Peppermint Harris is from Texas, that could be where the connection was formed and as he was signed to Jewel records, this could have been released as a favour to him or part of his deal.
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  8. A day too late for April fools. Over the last couple of years, decent copies have been selling for £7/800
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  9. I posted this in the Nichelle Nichols thread. As someone who buys new and old releases in all formats from both online and in physical shops, looking through the releases unlike other genres I think this is again another poor year for people who collect Funk/Soul. More laziness of the record companies, with straight reissues of LP's just on different coloured vinyl, singles box sets containing already released 7" material and previously released LP tracks on 7" or 12" formats. There are things to be found or these smaller labels wouldn't be releasing both new and unlreleased stuff on vinyl throughout the year or is it that companies like Warmers, Sony or Universal have nothing in their vaults or have no real interest looking through their vaults knowing that they can get someone to recycle the same old stuff over and over again and people will just buy it. If you like instrumentals then the Parliaments and Darrell Banks is something for you and New York Soul, New Orleans Soul, Texas Soul & Soul Slab Vol 2 compilation LP's look quite interesting, but I think they all contain only previously released music. The only one of real interest for me is the Super Disco Edits LP, which does have 5 formerly unreleased tracks. Is it that with regards to Record Store Day, record companies have little respect for the Soul/Funk buyers?
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  10. So when buying new releases we now have to worry about getting pre-order releases, just in case they end up different colour . POOVO (Pre Order Original Vinyl Only) is the next big thing.......
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  11. There are examples of both text layouts which have the 4 leaf clover at the end of the matrix on the other side which were pressed at the Gloversville pressing plant, with the matrix number generally ending with a "1".
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  12. I think this is again another poor year for people who collect Funk/Soul. More laziness of the record companies, with straight reissues of LP's just on different coloured vinyl, singles box sets containing already released 7" material and previous LP tracks released on 7" or 12" formats. If you like instrumentals then the Parliaments and Darrell Banks is something for you and New York Soul, New Orleans Soul, Texas Soul & Soul Slab Vol 2 compilation LP's look quite interesting, but I think they all contain only previously released music. The only one of real interest for me is the Super Disco Edits LP, which does have 5 formerly unreleased tracks.
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  13. It was played quite a lot on the Jazz scene in the 80's. Andy Williams version pre-dates Earl Grant by 2 years.
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