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Big Gordy

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  1. CDs...?

    As the original poster said, took a punt on hundreds of great CDs, most for less than the cost of a pizza.
  2. CDs...?

    Buying too many soul 45s as well as my beloved ska and rocksteady 45s would bankrupt me so CDs are a good way of hearing as much soul as possible without breaking the bank. Can't go wrong with 20 plus tracks for under a tenner if you know where to buy from....
  3. Record Store Day

    Out of the 15 singles featured, only five are what I'd call super rare. A great set for casual reggae/ska fans though. Some of the 45s were recently available from reggae dealers around the world for about 7 quid a pop, like the Cornell Campbell, Ken Boothe...
  4. Original vinyl is for DJing with. Boots and pressings are for listening to at home. (Then again, why even buy them for that when there are hundreds of great CDs on Kent, Outta Sight etc?). Simples.
  5. Linda Jones

    I've got the Complete Recordings CD on US Rhino from a couple of years ago, should I be getting this one too. What tracks are on the Kent set that aren't on that set? Cheers.
  6. Artists that sound like other artists

    You're right there! I kept asking people about this Jerry Butler 45 "Find Yourself Another" hahahaha. That was pre-internet days in the early 90s.
  7. Prince Buster

    Prince Buster's Fabulous Greatest Hits was the first album I ever bought as a 12 year old in 1980. It was my initial love of Jamaican ska and rock steady that eventually got me into soul music too. R.I.P.
  8. boring mark selby.....YAWN

    Snooker needs characters like Hurricane Higgins, Jimmy White, Tony Drago et al again. Ronnie O Sullivan's the only one who comes close and even he's boring these days. Then again we live in a world now where being a bit "lively" is frowned upon...
  9. Junction 36 Soul Club Charity Dayer Bluebell Wood

    Popped along today after the football for a few hours. Great music, great cause, respect to Mick and his team always. But there was a large table of folks next to us, including several young uns, who'd clearly been giving the drink some hammer and they kept banging chairs into our table, budging past folks without saying excuse me, very rude and they've put my missus off wanting to go out again. I've heard tales from friends of this happening around the country a bit too - younger ones going to soul events because it's "trendy" and been on telly etc, then getting pissed up. Keep an eye on it and don't let it spoil a wonderful venue. We can't be the only ones who noticed them surely?
  10. Low Rider Scene

    Can't make it now mate, sorry. Bills.....
  11. Low Rider Scene

    Going to try and get to the night at Todwick. Right up my (East LA) alley that is. If you're doing requests I'd love to hear the Lovations "I Keep Singing La La La Ooh" on Part III.
  12. Fantastic tune Eli, can't wait for the new album and UK tour. I used to chat to you sometimes on the old Yahoo Southern Soul group back in the early 2000s and have followed your career since more or less the start. I didn't know much about the music back t...
  13. Motown Soundalikes

    Tom & Jerrio (aka Jerry O) - Boogaloo on ABC Paramount. A moonlighting Funk Brothers on the backing.
  14. Low Rider Scene

    I recently did a podcast featuring mostly Low Rider sounds, you can hear it at this link: http://djgreedyg.podomatic.com/entry/2016-02-01T11_00_30-08_00 Playlist: 01 - I Dig Your Act - The Whatnauts (Stang) 02 - There He Is - Dream Team (Gre...
  15. Seen Any Good Films Recently

    Deadpool. Not usually a massive fan of superhero movies but this one was different. More adult orientated for a start, the fight and action scenes some of the best use of graphics I've seen in a movie of this type and Leslie Uggams of "Love Is A Good Foundat...
  16. Port Cullis Soul Night Pitt Street Barnsley S70 1BB

    First night out of the year for me and our lass, well first night out for a while due to health problems and what not.
  17. News: Eddie Foster R.I.P.

    News/Article/Feature Highlight: Just read on Facebook from a friend in LA that Eddie Foster of "I Never Knew" fame has passed on. View full article
  18. Eddie Foster R.I.P.

    Just read on Facebook from a friend in LA that Eddie Foster of "I Never Knew" fame has passed on. May he rest well. No other news apart from that, I'm sure those of you more connected than myself will add details. R.I.P.
  19. News: Eddie Foster R.I.P.

    Confirmed by his niece, April Foster.
  20. News: Syl Johnson Film - Any Way The Wind Blows

    If you don't know his Twinight label stuff, get to know it! Essential Chicago soul.
  21. I think this chap may be trying to muscle in on the ska, reggae and scooter scene now. Had a message on Facebook from someone called "Crewe Dub Club" wanting me to play for them but he needed a large deposit up front to cover the venue and equipment costs. I ...
  22. Bye bye Christian, hello Rudy
  23. Rubble Kings - The story of the birth of Hip-Hop

    These kids nowadays who think they're "gangstas", would crap their pants and scream for their Mums if they came face to face with some of the original gangs (hypothetically that is due to most of the OGs being in their fifties and sixties now!).
  24. BBC News: new Northern club opens

    Apologies for my comment, I thought it was light hearted....
  25. BBC News: new Northern club opens

    Let's just ride the storm out until the hipsters find the next thing to latch on to. I'm still young (46) and have only been on the scene for 18 years but even I know it's all about the records and getting together with mates and like minded soulies, NOT imag...

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