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  1. Isn't there still a rule that states that royalties do not have to be paid on demos as they're technically not meant to be for sale. So unethical label owners could be earing income on selling demos and not passing on income to the artist/writer as they would for selling issues. Personally, i feel the selling of newly released demos unethical as these are deliberately created to extract the last bit of juice out of their priduct rather that what they were historically created for.
  2. I believe the solid centre record Rod played was We Can Make It Happen.
  3. Under distance selling rules goods that are sent are still owned by the seller until the buyer accepts the merchandise. If there is an issue in transport, the seller has to reimburse the buyer and make a claim against the shipping company.
  4. I think membership cards are nostalgic reminders of the past and don't really have a place in the modern world. In peoples youth, there was a sense of belonging and they were proud to have a card, but not so much now, especially for someone over 50. People talk about them as a way of keeping out the riff-raff or drunk people, but really this should be the responsibility of the venue door policy or security. If the venue doesn't provide security, hire a registered security guard and inform them of your admittance policy. I don't go out much these days and i'd be very disappointed if I arrived at a venue and was turned away because I didn't have a bit of card or laminated paper in my wallet. Also, if I was then given membership on the spot, what would then be the point of membership in the first place.
  5. 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.
  6. Think these were done when Ian Clark contacted the group or Label owner, so I believe they're legit.
  7. 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.
  8. Mona.jpg
    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.
  9. A day too late for April fools. Over the last couple of years, decent copies have been selling for £7/800
  10. 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?
  11. 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.......
  12. 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".
  13. 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.
  14. This release can only be post 1974 as Warners took over distribution from Buddah in January 1975
  15. We had that with the JD Hall's, as he used the same masters 25 years later. If I like a new release I tend to buy it either when issued or on pre-sale, but even then I do miss some. I think its the norm for independant labels to only press between 250/300 copies as in reality the market is quite small and they don't want to be left with a load of unsold dead stock. It's great for a label where interest its sales requires a re-run, but I don't understand the snobbery of why people to want a clear distinction between the two presses when there is only a few months between the runs. If people pay an inflatied price for a record, surely that's just between the buyer and seller. Even if someone paid a large amount for a recent release, surely they're going to say they bought it at its initial sale price?
  16. From Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/2075147-The-Cheques The Cheques were a 60's garage/soul band from Louisiana. The band were compromised a group of mostly young white Air Force personnel. Members included Tony Nardi (keyboards, vocals), Mike Ventimiglia (now also known as Dagger) on lead vocal, Sam Ryland (bass guitar, vocals), Chuck Parrino (drums, background vocals) and Matthew Joshua (rhythm guitar). Joshua was later replaced by Wayne Pagels. Salt and Pepper looked to be a mixed race group made up of Air Force personnel, so there may have been more than just Tony Nardi in both groups. https://www.saltandpepper1969.com/bio
  17. The top two are demo's, there is also an issue of the middle one too. Stax used different pressing plants so there could be differences there. Also one layout could be vinyl and the other styrene
  18. I'm unsure if the song when played out has the same impact as it did before it's release in the HDH singles box set and I think this might be reflected in the closing price. Saying that, I fully expect my comment to be blown out of the water once the auction closes.
  19. Hoddle and Waddle - Diamond Lights . Seriously, Roosevelt Grier apart from singing and doing needlepoint also played American football.
  20. On the back of the LP it states they were Tresia Cleveland and Ann Gissendanner and were from Alabama and Pennsylvania respectively.
  21. https://www.discogs.com/Bobby-Patterson-Storyteller/release/6464336 Don't remember this for sale at the time of release.
  22. The straight one I referred to was called the jukebox design. I'm sure the other layout was referred to by John Manship as the scroll design.


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