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  • Birthday 17/11/1954

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    you made me over - melvin davies

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  1. The smart distinctive bespoke gear I think you are referring to, is the look popularised by Mods in the late 60s and very early seventies and I wouldn’t disagree, it was and is still very classy, with a degree of stylish individuality. By 71 street fashion,had changed,as I mentioned earlier, around this time branded clothing such as Fred Perry, Wrangler, Ben Sherman etc had started to have an influence on what we wore,the emphasis was still on being smart, nothing clown like at all. We were” in with the in crowd” soul music hadn’t yet become “Northern” it was still a secret scene enjoyed by those of us who were lucky enough to go to The Mecca, Torch and (I’m told)the Cats. When Wigan opened in 73, none of my soul friends wore brogues or straight baggy trousers, preferring flares, platforms and penny round collared shirts, a full length, belt waisted leather coat completed the look. To quote Rod Stewart, “my dad said we looked ridiculous” and he was probably right, but we didn’t think so at the time. I disagree with you when you say that by 1978 the whole country was “wearing clobber popularised by soulies” the fact is that fashion at Wigan had, dare I say it, regressed into a similar but scruffier version of what we had been doing 5 years previously, and the disco fashion seen at Blackpool and the Ritz was probably a truer reflection of what was happening nationwide. I really don’t think that the fashion world was taking its lead from what was happening at Station Road around this time. I also don’t think you can generalise that all punks ran a mile if a confrontation was on the agenda, they didn’t and you know they didn’t. The world unfortunately doesn’t stay still and trends in both fashion and music move on,Northern Soul has not been exempted. As a person I don’t like living in the past as I prefer to look to the future and I really can’t understand why anyone would want to wear what they did 45 years ago but it’s a free country and if that’s what floats your boat then great, my dad is still alive and even now, thinks “ I look ridiculous”
  2. It seemed normal in the 70s to see .hundreds of teenagers wearing a kind of Northern Soul uniform, but seeing OAPs reviving the trend is OTT for me. ............................................. This was a casino thing, prior to 1973 you couldn’t really tell a soul boy or girl from any other cool dude. Yes back in 71 main stream fashion in the North meant we were wearing Two tone suits, brogues, parallels, Ben Sherman’s, Fred Perry shirts etc but really by the time Wigan opened, the look that became the “Northern Soul Uniform” was out of fashion. Badges, beer towels, training shoes etc really didn’t do anything to enhance the look and just made you an easy target for a bag search by the local DS, or a fight with a punk rocker. It wasn’t a great look back then,so to see some balding bloke in his mid fifties dressed in bags, braces checked shirts and an Harrington in 2018 is something I don’t understand.
  3. Everything is unquestionably true if Russ Winstanley wrote it !
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    Rare 7"s Mary Hylor, Wendy Rene

    And the prices and conditions are ?
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    Crossover For A Tuesday

    So are there three versions of this ? Undisputed Truth High Energy High Inergy great record whoever it’s by.
  6. SHAREN CLARK & THE PRODUCT OF TIME - THATS A GOOD REASON - YODI - EX lovely condition, clean labels £150 Great record that doesn't show up that often NO OFFERS, NO TRADES, NO HOLDS + Postage UK Signed for £2.50 UK Special delivery £7.50 EU standard airmail £5 EU airmail signed for £10 Payment Pay Pal F& F (or 4%) PM to Buy please Thanks For Looking JF
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    Jimmy James - A Man Like Me

    As previously mentioned in this thread, as a new release this was played several times at the Torch, it was not considered to be "divvy" by anyone that I knew. I doubt that Mitch Ryder would have been considered "divvy" at the Wheel ,The Shakers, "Out on the Floor" and the Tramps were certainly not considered as such at the Mecca. With regard to John Miles I never heard it played anywhere so I cant comment. I suspect that you are basing your comments on what was happening in the youth clubs circa 74/75, where re releases of the afore mentioned tunes would have been easy to acquire and therefore considered to be a bit cheesy by true aficionados such as yourself. A lot of records can be added to the list, obvious ones being the Invitations classic ….Skiing in the Snow, Millie Jacksons A Man like Me, The Devonnes, April Stevens, Bobby Hebb, Bobby Paris etc etc The scene has constantly moved on, which is the reason it survives, however, I can't condone the ridiculing as "Divvy" tunes that are an important part of our heritage. Remember...………... "To know where you are going" "You must first, know where you have been"
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    New Sounds LP Help please

    I’ve just posted a comment on the discogs release page regarding this. The sleave notes clearly state :- members of New Sound (singular) are etc etc I doubt you will get them to change it though. Funny bunch on discogs, I once had a long running disagreement with some Swedish Goth collector over the originality of NS record ( can’t remember which one)he was demandingto know how I knew it was a bootleg. when I got fed up with him and replied “because it has Simon Sussans fingerprints on it” he got very shitty and threatened to ban me from the site.
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    Spanky Wilson

    The 7” is a different mix ( not a good one imho)
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    Lp want

    Test pressing for £15 VG + looks like its worth a punt to me.
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    Lp want

    19 for sale on discogs starting at £3 ATB John Fisher
  12. Hi Valentina,

    Hope your well,

    I have a copy of the Gaturs, ex condition but as with a lot of these, it has reversed labels and the correct title written (neatly) in felt tip pen. I would want £100  inc postage to EU if you want it, quite a bit more if I put it on discogs.

    ATB

    John Fisher

     

    1. Valentina

      Valentina

      perfetct john i take it 

  13. BOBBY REED - THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR LOVE /IF I DONT LOVE YOU - BELL - EX lovely condition, in company sleeve £400 (great double sider, dance floor winner) SAM FLETCHER - I'D THINK IT OVER - TOLLIE PROMO - EX £400 Pic cover has tear to RH front cover (see scan) can be repaired by the buyer SOLD EL CHICANO - ONE MORE NIGHT - SWEDISH MCA - EX - £40 (great condition in pic bag ) NO OFFERS, NO TRADES, NO HOLDS + Postage UK Signed for £2.50 (under £100) UK Special delivery £7.50 (over £100) EU standard airmail £5 EU airmail signed for £10 Payment Pay Pal F& F (or 4%) PM to Buy please Thanks For Looking JF BOBBY REED.pdf EL CHICANO.pdf
  14. DELEGATES OF SOUL - I'LL COME RUNNING BACK - UPLOOK - EX - £750 SOLD NANCY BUTTS - I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND BABY - FLAMING ARROW - EX - £250 PERSIANETTES - CALL ON ME - STRATA ( 1st Label) - VG - £100 (proper northern double sider, x on label, plays great) BOBBY HILL - TELL ME YOU LOVE ME - LO LO - VG+ £300 (another great double sider, lots of tiny marks, nothing deep , plays great) JOHNNIE TAYLOR - BLUES IN THE NIGHT - (FRENCH) ATLANTIC - EX - £200 (great condition, French only 45, in pic bag ) NO OFFERS, NO TRADES, NO HOLDS + Postage UK Special delivery £7.50 EU airmail signed £10 Payment Pay Pal F& F (or 4%) PM to Buy please Thanks For Looking JF


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