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    Perth Australia (ex Liverpool)
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    Cold hearted blues - The soul City

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  1. Bit of a pattern here Julian? "Hi Tony L'Ambassador was on Melbourne Terrace ( I think) near the University - Kegsy will probably be able to confirm the exact address as we were both there when it got 'raided' and we ended up in the cells all night!! Think this was the night that Swish played the record deck without putting a 45 on first! I wonder why? String of Beads was on Manor Row" Julian "It was the night the Metro got closed down that many of the soulies arrived at Lord Jim's in Huddersfield ( the queue stretched around the corner of the building) that the management decided to 'sack' me as the DJ as the music I and others like Les Cokell, who helped me out, were championing, was attracting the 'wrong sort' of clientele - ah well, all good things come to an end - it freed me up to be able to do the Hernies allnighters in Leeds ( before that got raided and closed as well)." Julian "Hi there T.C. Yes, it was one the corner of Roundhay Road and Harehills Lane - run by Dennis Billingham - I have/had a handwritten poster for this venue ( but can't bloody find it) think it was dated sometime in 1972 - there was alot of press coverage in the Yorkshire Post at the time following the 'raids' - Kim Dent ( I think that was his name) from Blackpool was always being quoted about the 'drugs'and soul scene and how they travelled the country attending different venues. I believe Kim died of an overdose not long after, but I may be wrong on this one." Julian "Pretty sure it was an Irish bar then ( although the soul 'do' was upstairs) remember when it got 'busted' - I was DJing at the time and the DJ area was behind wooden poles ( you had to lift up the left hand poles to remove them to gain entry) the cops couldn't figure this out, so whilst the 'raid' was going on, I kept playing tunes - they were seriously pissed off at the time. Seem to remember I finished with Bob Brady's Goodbye Baby on Chariot ( green label) before they finally decided how to get at me!! Great days." Julian I'm glad I never followed you around back in the day Julian. I could have ended up doing serious time for my recreational habits!! Ronnie
  2. Below is info about a repress from Benjamin himself, on a wants thread from January. Hello from NYC everybody! popped in to give a Benjamin update. Light Of My Life is getting a repress that will arrive along with a NEW 45 in the spring. A full length LP will follow in the summer and i suspect i'll be seeing you all in the flesh very soon after that. i did make an LP in 2015 called Arriving. it's more in the modern soul / boogie lane. https://benjaminofcherries.bandcamp.com/album/arriving as always i am THRILLED with the support of the northern soul scene! Ben
  3. Relatively recently I've bought new releases I've liked and which have had a limited production run. These records were not specifically made for the Northern scene but have caught on and become wanted items that have changed hands for many times original value. Some have been repressed relatively quickly, sometimes on a different label and usually with a different "b" side. I realise that 2nd pressing of classics does not usually diminish the value of originals, indeed it may even help to increase value through wider exposure etc. Kent Select and Town releases don't seem to have affected the value of original 100 club records. It will be interesting to see whether these contemporary records keep their value. Specifically, I 'm thinking about, Smoove and Turrell - I can't give you up - Club Tikka, re released on Jalapeno. Benjamin and the Dream dancers - light of my life - Palmetto St, due for another repress. Any thoughts?
  4. Looking for a copy of Rainbow road, demo or issue. PM please with condition, price. Cheers, Ronnie
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    Light of my Life - Benjamin & Right Direction

    Might be difficult and expensive to get an original, but good news below BenjaminQueensNY 19 19 6 posts Flag this post Posted Sunday at 01:45 Hello from NYC everybody! popped in to give a Benjamin update. Light Of My Life is getting a repress that will arrive along with a NEW 45 in the spring. A full length LP will follow in the summer and i suspect i'll be seeing you all in the flesh very soon after that. i did make an LP in 2015 called Arriving. it's more in the modern soul / boogie lane. https://benjaminofcherries.bandcamp.com/album/arriving as always i am THRILLED with the support of the northern soul scene! Ben
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    FEW NICE ONES TO GO

    Fred Hughes overlooked and double sided. Brilliant midtempo "as long as we're together" on t'other side.
  7. cementman

    Remembering Otis Redding

    Great dancer.
  8. cementman

    How the hell is this not massive??

    Don't know if this should be massive, but certainly one for the dance floor. Old school Otis Redding tune. released 1988. 2-3 quid on discogs
  9. Please PM me with condition and price if you have a copy for sale. Cheers, Ronnie
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    Kenny Bernard - Pity my feet

    Still looking, waiting expectantly, thrill of the chase, need it badly, searching high and low and any other metaphors that fit! Unfortunately money only stays in my pocket for so long. There is always another record to buy, booze to drink or even something important to spend it on. Someone, please stop me from spending it on a useless household implement for my wife , trip to the dentist, new pair of strides that won't fit me in 6 months time etc. PM me...............................................
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    Billy Sol

    Now Sorted. Looking for for Time Time - Billy Sol Please PM with price, condition. Cheers, Ronnie
  12. cementman

    Kenny Bernard - Pity my feet

    Still looking for a copy of Kenny Bernard - pity my feet Please Pm with price and condition Cheers, Ronnie
  13. For sale from Oz, funds returned if not satisfied. Prefer PayPal (F & F). Post at cost...expected to be 4 quid. Prices in pounds Albert Washington - Somewhere down the line - Deluxe demo - ex 110 his other great dance track Benjamin and the Right Direction - Light of my life - Palmetto St - m- 65. Crossover class SOLD Fred Hughes - I keep tryin' - Exodus - ex. 170 Indemander Larry and the Larks - Tell me - Veep demo ex 50 R&b? Stomper? Great dancer whatever it is. SOLD Dusty Springfield - Haunted/same - Atlantic demo lovely copy 70. Hard to find in this condition Ray Scott - Love piled on top of love - Decca demo ex (wol) 85 Big Maybelle - 96 Tears - Rojac ex (bubbling on label, common on this). 35 Eddie Parker - Body Chains - Prodigal - ex 25. SOLD Pm me regards,. Ronnie
  14. For sale from Australia, PayPal (F&F) preferred. Price in pounds. Post at cost, ordinary airmail 4 quid, signed for or insured extra. Funds returned if not satisfied. Albert Washington - Somewhere down the line - Deluxe demo ex 110 Benjamin and the Right Direction - Light of my life - Palmetto St. M- 65 Larry and the Larks - Tell me - Veep demo ex 50 ...…. stomper Ray Scott - Love piled on top of love - Decca demo ex (wol) 85 Fred Hughes- I keep tryin' - Exodus - ex 180 Dusty Springfield - Haunted/same - Atlantic demo - lovely copy - 70 Big Maybelle - 96 Tears - Rojac - ex 35 sound superb (label bubbling, very common on this record) Eddie Parker - Body Chains - Prodigal ex 25
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    Benjamin and the right direction

    Bought 3 myself (all accounted for) for $20.97 plus $23.50 post from Daptone. Wish I'd bought more now! Think they had 10 left when I got mine. Hindsight is a wonderful thing!


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