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    You Must read my new Book (MORE THAN SKIN DEEP) 5* #1..COLLECTING SOUL & REGGAE MEMORABILIA FROM 6TS
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  1. HI ALL.... Not had much time in the record room However I got into the mood of playing good 6t's SOUL that should be played more often. As a keen collector of soul on UK labels I thought that I would revive some of the good stuff, what better than the Kelly Brothers who had only a few 45s in the UK on different label, before I go on I must mention that the Kelly Brothers President LP is a must have (if you can find a copy) back to the 45 Hanging in there is also issued on President records #143 released in 68. The 45's below are mine, the other one on BLUE HORIZON I will put up later. KTF Dave K
  2. RIP TO A NICE BLOKE & 100% SOUL BROTHER, A CANDLE HAS BEEN LIT AND PRAYER MADE GOD BLESS YOU FAMILY & FRIENDS, DAVE K
  3. Hi All..... A lot of talk about the pressing & the MATRIX #. but very little about the recording? Now the AD copy which is the origanal (Mick Smith gave my wife a original copy for her birthday back in 83, He has never given me anything for my birthday WHY?). To my ears this sounds like a runner up on POP IDLE, it is lacking any kind of soul, but that means that some collectors of rare & obscure POP/Crossover would not say no to owning it, however that is down to the individual/s I wonder what the value of this find is worth?, for me it is not my kind of sound however it is catchy and rare, any guesses? KTF Dave K
  4. HI ALL...How many versions of "my babe" are there?, this is one of the best, a gritty sound and a quality R&B backing that takes me back to my first year as a teenager (13 yrs of age!) my sister who was an original MOD would dance to this, As you can imagine this version typifies that classic MOD sound of R&B that paved it's way to make the RARE SOUL SCENE, So I think you should be proud of the London MODS of 1963/4 for establishing the Hart & Soul of what has made life so good. At times I think I'm getting soft in my old age?.. ANYWAY heres a copy I picked up 2 weeks ago in minty condition but NOC, if you like this 45 this spare could be yours for the right trade or i might make it a prize in a future competition, as I have not done one for a long time, HERE IS MY COPY KTF DAVE
  5. HI ALL "NORTHERN SOUL, RIGHT ON NOW & KEEP THE FAITH" Well Dave ended his column with KTF for the first time in Blues & Soul issue #23 November 1969 the last monthly to be issued, Now I mention this as a good example of how you should look at the how Dave used the descriptive words to accuretley sum up people who collected 6ts Rare Soul that had been deleted, and USA 45s that were only available at the SOUL CITY shop, It's how he used the term Northern Soul that counts, in the same way he ended his column with KTF, I know of no other person to use that term to finish a write up on SOUL music or any other music, as to the poster it refers to a Northern group coming down South playing to a audience use to having many top R&B groups play at the RICY TICK CLUB that held some of their GIGs in the town, To conclude I tried to get Pete Smith to claim ownership of the words Beat Ballard which he used to describe Mid Tempo soul on WIKIPEDIA, now I know the term was used as early as the 1920s, but it was Pete's write ups in Beatin Rhythm that I first saw the term written in a sentence to describe a record review, now i am aware that i am be pedantic but i think that I may be right, if not I don't really care, RIGHT ON NOW & KEEP THE FAITH, Dave K
  6. HI ALL....I was going to tell Pete he was not mistaken about the Blue & White Demo, also as stated it does not have the spoken intro, As for the UK issue I have 2 of them, KTF.
  7. HI ALL....There I was living in yesteryear as usual, when I rememberd seeing Major Lance at the Top Rank Hanley, when I recalled 3 TAMLA MOTOWN songs 1)the Contors "baby hit & run" 2) the Isleys "tell me" 3) R Dean Taylor, I picked the RDT song because it was the one that made the charts, my 1st copy was on a budget LP, however 2 weeks ago I got a US copy from Mick Smith, in all the years this was the first US copy I've ever had, I hope you have got a flashback to 1974. my copies KTF
  8. HI All guess what I'm watching (who said PORN) YES at 6.10am it's F1, so forget Brian Mathews, we atr on the ball today? By the way the false centre in my DEMO looks so bad I've knocked it out, Motering is a great B side
  9. Hi Ted, your map is wrong that litle man spinning, is miles of the stables, GET IT RIGHT LADDY?,
  10. HI A scan would be good, over the years when trying to restore records, if you are not careful and you are useing bleech, pink labels such as PYE records will lose there colour, normaly they go to an off white, this may of happened to your record, maybe someone tried to remove a name written with a felt tip pen, KTF.
  11. HI How do you price a record that has no demand, however a keen collector of UK labels, would pay £30 tops for it, in saying that it is a good one to have, the big problem these days, peopleseem not to buy records hey don't know, they tend to just want whats indemand (sheep heads) old school colectors, like myself will buy 50 45s at a time I don't look at the price tag I look at the 45, before Manships guide, record collector, & the internet (Ebay) we all took big risks & we went off instinct, For a correct valuation of your record, Pete Smith would be my choice to value it, he might even sell it for you. KTF
  12. WOULD YOU ADAM & EVE IT, THE MACHINE IS BACK, AS YOU MAY BE AWARE MY MANY YEARS OF LIVING THE HIGH LIFE ON THE RARE SOUL SCENE WITH IT'S ALL NIGHTERS & ALL DAYERS, ESPECIALLY BACK IN THE 1970s, WHEN I LIVED IN LETCHWORTH, MY WEEK WOULD BE SOMETHING LIKE THIS:- THURSDAY NIGHT, GO TO BEDFORD WITH MICK SMITH, FRIDAY WIGAN OLDIES BUYING & SELLING 45s IN THE BAR WITH MICK SMITH, ADY C, & PETE WID, SATURDAY NIGHT BLACKPOOL MECCA (OR AS I USE TO SAY, GOING TO BLOCKPOOL TO SEE THE HALLUCINATONS). THEN ON TO WIGAN ALL NIGHTER, SUNDAY THE RITZ OR CAT WHISKERS OR SAMANTHAS ALL DAYERS, THEN MAKE MY WAY HOME, SO COMPARED TO SOME PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE NORTH, US FROM THE SOUTH REALLY HAD TO BE PASSIONETTE ABOUT SOUL MUSIC...OR BLOCKED? SO THE LAST FEW MONTHS, MY HEALTH HAS WORSENED, WITH TYPE 2 DIABETIS WHICH HAS LEFT ME WITH 50/50 CHANCE OF LOSING MY LOWER LEGS, SUSPECTED BOWL CANCER, HEP B&C, MY ADDICTION ISSUE PLUS OTHER STUFF, ALL LEADING ME HAVING TO TAKE 47 DIFFERANT TABLETS EVERY DAY, THEN THERE WAS A ISSUE WITH MY LAPTOP SCREEN, AFTER ME PUTTING MY FIST THROUGH IT LAST jANUARY AS I WAS IN A SULKING MOOD, BUT NOW I'M BACK, AS I have no sound files for these 3, if someone could put them on for me, However I must show you the Craig Douglas on Indian $tateside don't know how rare it is but my copy is the only one i've seen, VALUE PLEASE AT THIS TIME I MUST THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING THE CLUB ALIVE, SPECIAL THANKS GOES TO MIKE & A BIG THANKS TO KEV. I HOPE TO GET HIM A PINT IF HE GETS HIMSELF DOWN TO THE STABLE, JOHNNY BEGGS GETS THERE? SO HERE WE GO AGAIN, IT SEEMS THAT KEV MADE NO RULES FOR THIS THREAD THAT'S COOL, HOWEVER I STILL BELEIVE THAT ANY RECORD ON THIS THREAD, YOU SHOULD OWN A COPY (thats what the club is all about. picking a 45 from your collection, it does not matter if rare, northern, beat ballard, funk, motown, or JA Soul, my preferance is rare UK SOUL & classic northern origanals).
  13. HI ALL Getting a valuation for your collection is integral, then you can make a decision on how you sell them, selling them in small lists is best, however don't sell all your top records (value wise) as you will be stuck with many records with no demand, Dealers expect to pay at best 50% of the collections value, and quite often they will cherry pick, As we can recommend some good dealers who you can approach John Manship, Pete Smith & Mick Smith are trusted, however there are many more, KTF
  14. HI ALL When I first read your review in Beating Rhythm you were the first person who had mentioned the record, It would of gone down well at the CASINO 78 & onward (thank god I dropped of the scene) However I still play my DEMO now & again, and it is in it's own way a rare 45 if you collect Northern Dancers on UK labels I would rate as **. KTF