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Lifelong fan of all types of music, but particularly Soul, Funk, and Jazz.

I've got to a point in my life where I will be unloading my entire collection, after roughly 50 years...........

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Joined:28 Dec 2010
Country:  England
Location:London [South]
Records Added:286
Images Added:408
Records Edited:403
Images Edited:39
Biography Edits:0
Forum Posts:1229

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22nd May 2016
Benny Hill

A: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
B: Ting-A-Ling-A-Loo
No, please, missus, no, no no.....

I was referring to Unwin, not our beloved Benny...

I actually bumped into Benny Hill in Oxford Street, actually bumped into him, about 1974.

He was with a middle-aged woman, and was wearing an overcoat, and carrying a plastic shopping bag. I was shocked, and could only manage "excuse me, I'm sorry", he mumbled something back, incoherent to me, and then was gone, and I just stood there for half a minute watching Benny and his companion disappearing into the Oxford Street, central London crowd.

22nd May 2016
Benny Hill

A: Ernie (The Fastest Milkman In The West)
B: Ting-A-Ling-A-Loo
I once described Mikey Dread as a "petulant child", and now make the upgrade to petulant adult....

....well done Mikey....!!

As for ppint. when I see one of his (I presume his) unusually composed comments, it takes so long to figure out what the comment means, I just don't bother reading them.

I know it it extremely clever to write like that, and if you spoke like that, people would think that you are the reincarnate of the late Professor Stanley Unwin and his gobbledygook, funny at first and then just tedious.....

18th May 2016
Fat Larry's Band

A: Act Like You Know
B: Get Down, Get Funky
Act Like You Know
[YouTube Video]
...for those of you who like your Bass on-the-S-l-i-d-e, dig this.....can they play the ass out of this tune.....

Formed by drummer and vocalist "Fat" Larry James (August 2, 1949 – December 5, 1987) in 1976, band members included trumpeter/flutist Art Capehart, guitarists Ted Cohen and Tony Middleton, percussionist and lead singer Darryl Grant, saxophonist Doug Jones, bassist Larry La Bes, trombonist/alto saxophonist Jimmy Lee, and keyboardist Erskine Williams.
With acknowledgement to Wikipedia

18th May 2016

A: Give It Up
B: Uptight
Give It Up - 12" vocal and instrumental combined.
[YouTube Video]
Found this little gem whilst looking for something else, and I've always loved this happy sounding track, which as we all know made number one in the UK charts in 1983.
I've never heard the instrumental version before, and the poster on YouTube has mixed the 5:18 12" promo to the 3:30 12" promo (Instrumental), and this is the result, 8:16 long, and to me, perfection......

I always loved the intricacy of the female background vocalists on the outro, with their vocal key changes, plus this version has some nice little keyboard fills, so from 5:52 on I'm a happy bunny, awww, come on back KC......

Vocal Round - "Ohh - Oh - Oh - Ohh......Give It Up,Give It Up.......Baby......Give It Up "
so SWEET....

18th May 2016
The Love Affair

A: Everlasting Love
B: Gone Are The Songs Of Yesterday
Everlasting Love - wide stereo
- instrumental version plus vocal backing by The Keith Mansfield Orchestra
[YouTube Video]
Question: "So which one had the 'albino white hair?' Keith or Mike?" by Strawberry_Lynn
23rd Jul 2013....

Mike Mansfield is the white haired one and here is
his videography, as that is what he does, directs and produces video performances by rock acts....

The other guy is Keith Mansfield (1943- ) who backed the new group The Love Affair on this track with his orchestra, only the group didn't exist at the time of laying the track down, just seventeen year old vocalist Steve Ellis, singing along to the backing track arranged and conducted by Keith Mansfield plus his Keith Mansfield Orchestra......

What a crackin' job they do, it fairly rips along at a fast clip, using as a guide I'm sure the original arrangement by the american songwriting, production and arranging partners of Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden, who wrote and recorded Robert Knight's original version stateside RS 45-705, out of July 1967.

I'm a sucker for any big band pop arrangement, the zenith of which I think was achieved 1964/1965/1966 by the Motown guys (Nowhere To Run, Stop in The Name Of Love, Uptight, Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart etc. you get the picture).
In other words, lots of horns, thunderous bass, strings and the drums are played by "Harry Octopus".

It starts with a horn flourish, and then the big drums kick in plus that stellar staccato bass line, so reminiscent of The Supremes "You Keep Me Hanging On" M 1101 and that insistent guitar motif...........

......and from then on "Everlasting Love" just never lets up.....it just flies....
10/10, that should please Felonius....

Now for the very good news, this instrumental track is available on an expanded CD version of his 1968 album, just scroll down the page, plus you get The Love Affair bonus tracks Everlasting Love/Rainbow Valley.

I already own a Robert Knight 2 on 1 Single CD, which I have yet to post on this site at CD Worlds, and it's not even on Discogs.....yet.

Once I obtain The Keith Mansfield CD, I'll be giving my 8 speaker Alpine CD system on my Merc. a thorough workout anytime soon....

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Donald Byrd

A: Think Twice
B: We're Together
Blue Note USABN-XW650-X19757"0 
The Memphis Horns

A: Just For Your Love
B: Keep On Smilin'
RCA USAPB-1106419777"0 
Chuck Mangione

A: Children Of Sanchez
B: Doin' Everything With You
A&M USA2088-SSep 19787"1 
Simon Said

A: Love Song
B: I'm So Lonely
Roulette USAR-7167May 19757"4 
The Gap Band

A: All Of My Love (7" Mix)
B: All Of My Love (Instrumental)
Capitol UKCL 558Jan 19907"0 

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