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  24th Sep 2011, 12:12 PM#41  QUOTE  REPORT  
fabgear66

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PaulVinyl

Nice one Paul. Let's see what others we can get.
There must be plenty of Equals singles kicking about.

Regarding the Dorothy Squires singles I acquired I see chartwise they both got into the top twenty-five.

Anyway, happy hunting.

fabgear66


  24th Sep 2011, 3:01 PM#42  QUOTE  REPORT  
Paul Vinyl

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Fab,
50% of President singles are The Equals, only another 21 more to find. :happy:
The one I acquired 'My Way got to No.25
I forgot Dorothy Squires was married to Roger Moore.


  24th Sep 2011, 4:35 PM#43  QUOTE  REPORT  
davie gordon

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Joy was President's budget album line - I don't remember them issuing any singles.


  25th Sep 2011, 11:01 AM#44  QUOTE  REPORT  
Rigsby

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I'm selling around 130 x President/Jayboy/Seville 7'' singles as a discounted 'job-lot', if anyone is interested. Offers invited.
Lots of them are in mint/near-mint/excellent condition.
For list, email rigsby78@hotmail.co.uk
Cheers,
Ewan


  29th Sep 2011, 11:34 PM#45  QUOTE  REPORT  
cinique

Joined: Sep 2011
Posts: 42
I have a few Presidents and also find its output mercurial but fascinating. Very much enjoyed your podcast Col Wolfe but I'd leave out Janie's Psycho purely because it's the most frustrating record ever. The intro is all killer but the 'funny' chat thereafter is unbearable - especially as the killer groove is mixed back simultaneously. I bought it on the bay, off a soundclip that was cut just before the comedy dialogue, more fool me. haha :)
Anyhow, I'd replace with the enigma that is 'Climb That Tree' by She Trinity (PT 283) of which I'm sure you're aware.



Btw, MUST seek out a copy of The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate - dynamite!



Edited by cinique on 29th Sep 2011, 11:53 PM

  30th Sep 2011, 7:26 PM#46  QUOTE  REPORT  
sporidium

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I'm not a particular fan of President Records, but I did have the pleasure of rooming with Ed Kassner Jr. in my first year at Bath University in 1977-78. Really nice guy, though it doesn't seem he went into the family business.


  2nd Oct 2011, 9:14 PM#47  QUOTE  REPORT  
Rigsby

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Just noticed this tribute thread to President artist Alan Bugsy Eastwood. Sadly he passed away a few years back.
http://www.45cat.com/45_forum_topic_view.php?t=925&h=p5108#p5108

Edited by Rigsby on 2nd Oct 2011, 9:14 PM

  2nd Oct 2011, 10:28 PM#48  QUOTE  REPORT  
freakbeatjames

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I've just added ZAM 3 to the export list, just need to find ZAM 1 now to complete the list.


  15th Oct 2011, 6:33 PM#49  QUOTE  REPORT  
Oakley Boys

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I went to a record fair today and got talking to one of the stallholders ( as you do). He told me that when President closed down all the records were going to be thrown away. A friend of his offered, I believe, £30 for the lot and was accepted. This person now has a storeroom FULL of MINT President ( and affiliated ) labels. Right place at the right time comes to mind. I understand that these records are filtering through to be sold- no point in swamping the market I suppose.


  16th Oct 2011, 12:57 PM#50  QUOTE  REPORT  
Col Wolfe

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You used to be able to go to the warehouse and fill your boots for a negotiable fee.

A security guard, who had a boat on the Norfolk Broads, would hawk President records around all the East Anglian record shops on his hols!

The guy who bought the stock, Dave, paid a lot more than £30. He sells records and speedway merch mainly and is at most Luton record fairs.


  16th Oct 2011, 2:57 PM#51  QUOTE  REPORT  
Oakley Boys

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Col Wolfe wrote:
You used to be able to go to the warehouse and fill your boots for a negotiable fee.

A security guard, who had a boat on the Norfolk Broads, would hawk President records around all the East Anglian record shops on his hols!

The guy who bought the stock, Dave, paid a lot more than £30. He sells records and speedway merch mainly and is at most Luton record fairs.

It always amazes me how stories change over time Col. It wouldn't surprise me if they did cost more... however at least you have confirmed the existence of this pile of records!


  16th Oct 2011, 4:42 PM#52  QUOTE  REPORT  
Col Wolfe

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There are loads of urban myths surrounding the Prez stock!


  19th Oct 2011, 3:44 PM#53  QUOTE  REPORT  
Rigsby

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I seem to remember a notice in Record Collector magazine in the 90's, advertising a President Records warehouse sale, open to the public on a particular date.




  19th Oct 2011, 4:02 PM#54  QUOTE  REPORT  
indieman

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Regarding Eddie Hardin's time with President Records during the 1980's, he's not too complimentary about them in his book ALAB (Ain't Life A Bastard) - excellent read by the way - which came out a few years ago.

He released his own solo material on President as well as collaborating with several other artists on the label - incl Denny Laine and Iris Williams.
Regarding DL's 'Hometown Girls' album he says in relation to its lack of promotion
'...but it was released on President Records which means he might as well have not bothered to record it in the first place'
Denny Laine wasn't as blunt, in a 1989 interview he said 'I'm not going to slate them, they're really a publishing company, they'll make their money back over the years'.
A friend of mine was contracted for a 1985 single on President, and he says he never heard anything from them following the release of the single, and there was never any indication of any promo of any kind. Though David Kassner did pop along to one of their gigs before the release.

Someone else I spoke to (a former associate to the label) told me the reason for the lack of any promo on President releases but I don't think I can print it here....


  25th Oct 2011, 10:31 PM#55  QUOTE  REPORT  
Rigsby

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I'm guessing most President fans love the label for their 60's and 70's output.
But what about the 80's era?
I've made some wonderful discoveries from this decade. My all time favorite President track (to date) is by :
STEVE JESSE!
He released 5 tracks over 3 singles during 1981/82. 'Shuffle The Pack' is a classic pop song.
Reminds me of Squeeze/Joe Jackson/Gilbert O'Sullivan. What makes it all the more fascinating is how obscure Steve Jesse's music seems to be - absolutely nothing on google search about him...
I'd happily listen to a whole album of his. Another great lost President artist.


Edited by Rigsby on 25th Oct 2011, 10:47 PM

  26th Oct 2011, 9:29 PM#56  QUOTE  REPORT  
Rigsby

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Well I'm made up! Following an email to President, David Kassner very kindly sent me a biography/press release for one of the Steve Jesse releases.
What a top guy, was very kind of him :)


  27th Oct 2011, 9:37 PM#57  QUOTE  REPORT  
origanal band member

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Col Wolfe wrote:
PRESIDENT CHART #2 (originally posted on verygoodplus.co.uk 07/09/2009)

Rainbow Family – Travellin’ Lady / My Father (1972 PT375)

A simply amazing cover of the Manfred Mann track – such a hard heavy sound complimented by ethereal backing vocals.
They probably took their name from the Rainbow Family of Living Light, a tree-hugging organisation formed in the same year as this release.

Mouse & The Traps – L.O.V.E. / Beg Borrow And Steal (1968 PT174)
The first President 45 I ever bought! A classic fuzzy punk sound incorporating many of the essential garage requirements: snotty vocals, pounding beat, sitar excerpts. One of Two Mouse/Trap releases deemed worthy of a UK release by Ed Kassner.

The Equals – Can’t Find A Girl To Love Me / I’m A Poor Man (1967 ZAM2)
You cannot compile a President chart without including an Equals track. IT’S THE LAW. This crazy uptempo beat number dates from 1967 but I’m sure the short ZAM catalogue series was issued early/mid 70s – can anyone confirm? I love the fuzz guitar and the constant battle of restraint as the boys try to hold back from a total freakout.

The Symbols – A Lovely Way To Say Goodnight / Pretty City (1968 PT190)
Quite unlike anything else The Symbols recorded, the trademark close-knit harmonies are still evident - just lightly dipped in phased lysergia. The result? An under-rated popsike beauty.

The Gass Company – Everybody Needs Love / Nightmare (1968 PT170)
Sugarcubed Essex Boys giving away one or two Floydian slips in regards to their musical influences. Main man Bill Hurd went on to (arguably) better things with The Rubettes.

The Lloyd Alexander Real Estate – Gonna Live Again / Whatcha Gonna Do (When Your Baby Leaves You) (1967 PT157)
The Aside was covered in my first President chart but this 45 is a fantastic double-sider and bizarrely, to my knowledge, neither side has yet to be compiled. This Chuck Willis cover is far superior to the original. Such powerful vocal delivery for a blue-eyed singer. A huge play in the Mod clubs for obvious reasons.

Jimmy Robins – I Can’t Please You / I Made It Over (1966 PT118)
Another classic Mod/R&B sound and another gritty powerhouse vocal. The UK press is quite a tricky one to get hold of but plenty of US Jerhart pressings can be found cheaply.

Johnny Wyatt – This Thing Called Love / To Whom It May Concern (1966 PT109)
From R&B to one of two Northern Soul stompers appearing in this chart. Not much to say regarding this one really. Still fills the floor at Chuckle Brother conventions across the globe.

The Belles – Don’t Pretend / Words Can’t Explain (1970 PT311)
100mph soul quite rightly destined to become an allnighter standard. Again, the vocals really make this record. Patrice and Brenda Holloway were members!

Rose Colored Glass – Can’t Find The Time / Mystic Touch (1971 PT338)
This track has a definite South American vibe to it and classy string embellishments. It segues with Gaslight’s ‘Move’ perfectly.

Davy Clinton – Ransom / Bang Bang (1970 PT304)
Why isn’t Davy Clinton lauded amongst the likes Mark Murphy, Jason Deane, Steve Ellis…? Such talent shouldn’t go unnoticed. His other President 45 is a tasty mod-jazz take of ‘House Of The Rising Sun’ and the Aside of this single is in the same vein. However, it’s the cover on the flip (complete with a John Fiddy arrangement) that delivers with the oh-so-dope drums.

Alan James Eastwood – Closer To The Truth / Strange News (1072 PT379)
Anthemic buzz-flute folk-funker which requires the listener to put ones hands in the air. Eastwood was originally in The Exceptions before targeting a solo career under differing monickers. Thanks to Sarge for sending me a nice minty upgrade.

Apatchi Band – Issmak / Crashpad (1973 PT392)

This 45 consists of 2 instrumental tracks taken from a Cavendish library LP. Building drums, bongos, fuzz guitar, wah-wah guitar, brass, organ: perfect.

De-Hems – Lover Let Me Go / Don’t Cross That Line (1972 PT388)
These Holloway hooligans had no idea that their syncopated Brit-Funk sound would prove to be a complete life stencil for The Brand New Heavies. This instro is only slightly flawed by the fake cheesy underlying banter. On the 24th of November 1972 the band issued this statement: “The group will make it or it won’t, The record will be played or it won’t, Someone will notice or they won’t, But we’ll keep on coming, and the horse may speak.” So there you go.

Now – I Wanna Be Free / People Are Standing (1973 PT301)
They hailed from Wiltshire, performed wild stage shows, had a residency at The Marquee and recorded a full albums worth of material which never saw the light of day. The single is somewhat of an oddity; beat/glam hybrid with moogy synths. Thanks to John Stapleton for tipping me to this one.

you can hear these records HERE


Edited by origanal band member on 27th Oct 2011, 9:41 PM

  30th Oct 2011, 6:48 PM#58  QUOTE  REPORT  
immortalicide

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I recently purchased a few boxes of records from a lady that was a sales rep in the late 60s - 70s, and she must have distributed President, because there are quite a few from that label as well as torpedo, dart, seville, power exchange and bulldog. A lot of them are A label demos too. There are also quite a few 45s on other labels including ember, major minor, seven sun, thunderbird, big T, alaska, action, pyramid, domain etc. Not sure if this will interest or help anyone, just thought id share it anyway.


  11th Nov 2011, 3:04 PM#59  QUOTE  REPORT  
MonkeyHanger

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The Norfolk Story I can verify..boought a LOT of Presidents from various Newsagents/Corner shops whilst on The Broads in 82!


  27th Nov 2011, 3:23 PM#60  QUOTE  REPORT  
fabgear66

I was so much older then I'm younger than that now
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Paul Vinyl

Did you ever acquire anymore President singles?

I think we were running neck and neck at 4 singles each, back in September.
I've since discovered, I do have another President single in my collection,
a Belgian copy of this Richie Valens single:



Yesterday I did come across my first sighting of a President single in two months, an Equals track, but let it go in favour of something else.

fabgear66


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