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    Fluffy Falana- My Little Cottage, Emanuel Laskey - I'm A Peace Loving Man, Don Gardner - Cheatin' Kind, Yvonne Vernee - Just Like You Did Me, Patti & Emblems - I'm Gonna Love You A Long Long Time, way too many to list

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  1. Ben Aiken - Satisfied LOMA rarer issue VG++ (lite hairline scuffs, one very small chip on edge as seen in image) £115 incl Special Delivery (Paypal as Friends and Family). Plays beautifully, can send soundfile to e-mail address. Any questions send me a PM cheers
  2. Yes i know what ya saying there and completely true, half of the time people were so blocked up with comestibles they didnt know what they were even dancing to! There were more or less 3 choices to sweat it all out 1) spend all night at the record bars (that was me most of the time) 2) as you mentioned get on the dance floor and stay there as people sometimes didnt have any control over leaving the dance floor due to the comestibles 3) talk the arms and legs offa somebody with copious amounts of verbal diarrhea (that was also partly me, though talking about records again!) them were the days LOL....
  3. The fact is all them years back we used to dance to a hell of a lot of tunes that got you up onto the dancefloor because they had that beat, rhythm and vocals that in a lot of case didnt sound "white". There are literally loads of big tunes that made the scene what it was (and is....)that were sung by white singers...list is endless maybe we should start a list, but the one that blew me away and was an all time fave of mine back in late 70s was Jimmy McFarland Lonely Lover, who'd a thought he was white?! what a voice!
  4. Still got some more tunes to sell and move on for a friend, most all originals and most in nice condition.I dont normally grade M- (which is why ive used between VG++ and M- grading) it avoids building up peoples expectations as M- grading is very subjective at the end of the day! I can provide sound files for all the records for sale. Any questions send me a PM. Payment: Friends and Family Postage: First Class Recorded (up to 3 records, £40 value in UK) Special Delivery £7.50 (over £50 value in the UK) Betty Everett - Getting mighty crowded - FONTANA UK VG++/M- £ 25 Gene Chandler - I can take care of myself CONSTELLATION VG++/M- £60 nice clean stars copy Jerry Butler - Moody woman - MERCURY white demo VG+/VG++ £25 Olympics - Same old thing ACTION UK VG++/M- £50 One of their best by far! Samantha Jones – Surrounded by a ray of sunshine UNITED ARTISTS (pic sleeve) VG++/M- £50 Ben Aitken - Satisfied LOMA rarer issue VG++/M- £150 The Fantaisions - Unnecessary tears SATELLITE VG++ £35 Fantastic Chicago double sider Lee Andrews - Nevertheless CRIMSON VG++/M- very nice condition! £60 SOLD Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - One way out TAMLA MOTOWN demo (WOL but vinyl is nice in comparison) VG++ £90 Major Lance - Investigate OKEH ( white demo) VG++/M- £60 Great oldie tune and best way to own is a nice white demo! SOLD Jewel Aiken – I’ve arrived ERA demo VG+/VG++ £50 Ann D'Andrea – Don’t Stop Lookin’ VG++ £40 nice olive issue SOLD East Coast Summer In The Parks VG++ (rip on flipside label coloured in with green crayon!) £25 Formations – At The Top of The Stairs (wol) VG++ £15 Incredibles – Theres Nothing Else To Say VG quite a few marks it but plays quite well, few pops but no skips. £30 SOLD Judy Clay – You Busted My Mind VG++ £30 Occaisions – Theres No You VG++ £30 Towanda Barnes- You Don’t Mean It VG++ reissue £20 SOLD Benny Spellman Fortune Teller French Polydor VG++ (rarest format to own + picture cover) £60 Bill Cosby Little Ole Man – United Artists French VG++ £20 Gene Chandler Such A Pretty Thing VG+ £5 SOLD James Carr – That’s What I Want To Know VG+ £20 SOLD
  5. JANIE GRANT, BEVERLY ANN AND NOLAN PORTER - ALL SOLD
  6. All originals and most of them in great condition, between a VG++ and M- (dont grade EX). Have sound files of all of them and can send via e-mail, as I always recommend listening to what you are interested in. Any questions send a PM. Payment : Paypal Friends and Family. Postage UK: Recorded Delivery £2.50 (under £40) and Special Delivery £7.50 (over £50 value) Beverly Ann Hes coming home RCA Victor Demo VG++/M- £130 SOLD Janie Grant – My Heart Your Heart PARKWAY (much rarer issue) VG++/M- £125 SOLD Ben Aitken - Satisfied LOMA issue VG++/M- £150 Dottie Cambridge - Cry Your Eyes Out - MGM demo VG++/M- £100 Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - One Way Out TAMLA MOTOWN demo (WOL) VG++£100 Gene Chandler - I can take care of myself CONSTELLATION VG++/M- £70 Joe Murphy - So blue - VIVID VG++/M- £40 SOLD The Montclairs - Hung Up On Your Love PAULA VG++/M- £100 SOLD Jerry Butler - Moody woman - MERCURY white demo VG+/VG++ £25 Olympics - Same old thing ACTION UK VG++/M- £50 Nolan Porter - If i could only be sure ABC VG++/M- £100 SOLD Samantha Jones – Surrounded by a ray of sunshine UNITED ARTISTS (pic sleeve) VG++/M- £50 Betty Everett - Getting mighty crowded - FONTANA UK VG++/M- £ 25 The Fantaisions - Unnecessary tears SATELLITE VG++/M- £40 Lee Andrews - nevertheless CRIMSON M- Nice very clean copy! £60 Major Lance - Investigate OKEH( white demo) VG++/M- £70 Jewel Aiken – I’ve arrived ERA VG+/VG++ £50
  7. Pink issue of The Carstairs - It Really Hurts Me Girl VG+ couple of marks (listen to YouTube clip). A couple of VG+ ones on Discogs for £100. Selling for a friend who wants £80 all in (incl Next Day postage) Cheers any questions give me a shout.
  8. JImmy Jones NOW SOLD
  9. Im selling this for a mate of mine. Up for grabs is an original Bell demo copy of Jimmy Jones 39-21-40 Shape. The vinyl condition I'd say is a VG++ plays through clean only light superficial scuffs, the label has 3 Xs and stickers on flip (see images) . Have look and listen at the scans and the YouTube clip of actual record. The demo is the rarer release of this in demand tune and is less seen than the blue issue. £90 + registered post. SOLD YouTube clip
  10. Still looking for a clean copy of Elliot Small - Im A Devil. Missed out on the one Man From Soul had up for £75 today, but if anyone wants to sell let me know via PM. cheers.
  11. "50" thats some random number thats been given you?! Not sure who told you that the "bootleg" with the stamped matrix has far superior quality to the " legit issue" but sounds like a sales pitch to me, was it a friend of the bootlegger by any chance? Like i say I before I reckon its who was behind producing all those lookalike boots (Sam Williams, Billy Woods etc..) that caused so much controversy months back. Need to ask yourself how did they get a master and is the production legal i.e. authorized by Don Gardner. Seeing though Don himself is still alive and probably knows nothing about it (lets face he didnt know anything about the originals being made at the time all them years back!) As for the LP + "legit reissue" , on the album "The Story of Don Gardner" it says, I quote "Licensed from Don Gardner/Produced for re-issue by Tobias Kirmayer/Mastering by Alex Klier @LXK Studios/Distributed by Kudos records (World) (P) & (C) Tramp Records 2014. Made In Germany. All Rights Reserved. Unuathorized copying, reproduction, hiring, lending, public performance and broadcasting prohibited." I think that is enough to prove the legality of the production. I'd also imagine in Germany they wouldn't be printing such things on an album if they didnt follow the correct protocols, otherwise they would be facing lawsuits left right and centre from America. No matter how much you sugar coat it, the stamped "boots" are illegal.....
  12. Cheers Mike for the input, it all helps to clarify. Come to the conclusion that there are two definitive ways of telling "legit" from "boot" legit reissue = "Vanleer" written as one word before the word "Productions" on label, and a scratched in matrix in run out grooves bootleg of the legit reissue (both types as there two boots circulating around by the looks of it!) = "Vanleer" is written as two words i.e. Van leer, and at least one of the boots has the matrix machine stamped. hope this helps all out there...
  13. Yep Chalky I heard that story as well, which is a shame as he's been on the music circuit a long time as we all know. Aside all the bickering and indifference in peoples opinions at least Don is now getting some royalties from his most revered tune and in a way the purchase of not only the "legit reissue" of Cheatin' Kind but the LP that Tramp records produced justifies this, that dues are paid at last. The legitimate production and sale of "400 limited reissues" along with the double albums one would hope make up for the fact he was duped with not knowing about the original release of Cheatin' Kind and the handful of originals that are in existence from that release.
  14. Or looking at it another way is, they (Tramp records) saw that a now 85 year old veteran US soul singer (DG) could at last profit a little from a record he recorded years ago from which he has not received any royalties from until a "legit reissue" was released and endorsed by him. I stagger to believe how many old US soul singers out there still alive that have not gained one penny from their original releases. There is a very valid and coherent argument for "legit reissues" (for contemporary soul singers and maybe deceased) to be released and used in the current soul scene..i.e. its an appreciative gesture by all of us to make sure that these soul singers/artists/songwriters get some financial recognition finally after all the years we as buyers/sellers/collectors/djs have been circulating originals all these years without them earning in a lot of cases not one cent from the sales. One would like to believe ideally this was what Tramp record's intentions were in any case.....??
  15. Pep was one best djs back then, playing innovative tunes if i remember right John Bowie was one of them among many others....