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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]
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Records Edited:385
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19th Apr 2014
Bobbi Humphrey

A: Fun House
B: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
@The Toad.......Polydor pressings certainly make sense, as in 1975 Transatlantic 'BIG' series 45s were being issued as IEP pressings (Injection Embossed Painted), a descriptive I prefer to use rather than 'plasticrap'. Obviously from Polydor/Phonogram.

The inclusion on the Blue Note UK paper label rim above of "Blue Note Records • A product Of Liberty UA Records Ltd." can only have served to cause confusion, many thinking it was an EMI pressed product. I'm guessing that the UK licence holder of the copyright (UA) insisted on that wording.

As can be observed, United Artists took back control of Blue Note product later, using their standard UP prefix sequence. I don't know when Transatlantic relinquished their UK licensing deal with Blue Note, but I'm guessing 1976.

19th Apr 2014
Purple Gang

A: Granny Takes A Trip
B: Bootleg Whisky
...surely this is just a re-pressing / re-promotion of a steady selling back catalogue title, as all other record companies did the same.

19th Apr 2014
Bobbi Humphrey

A: Fun House
B: You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
FUN HOUSE: I have this record on the single, and used to have (maybe still do) the album from which the tracks are taken, "Satin Doll", Blue Note BN-LA344-G.

The album version is actually 4:37 according to the label, and is one of two releases I own on UK Blue Note, but distributed by Transatlantic Records, the other being Donald Byrd BNX-W-623, both have used the US style equivalent catalogue numbers.

Nat Joseph, owner of Transatlantic, where I worked in 1975, had the UK distribution for Blue Note LPs, and we at Transatlantic used to sell US import copies, shrink wrapped, to retail outlets.....I'm not sure if United Artists also had the rights to distribute Blue Note album product in UK, but while I was at UA, 1974-1975, they did not.

Transatlantic also distriibuted the US jazz label Milestone, again shrink wrapped US album copies.
Looking at Blue Note UK single discography it seems that the catalogue numbers jumped about from UP prefix to BNXW 7000 series.

15th Apr 2014
Willie Hutch

A: Do What You Wanna Do
B: Ain't Gonna Stop
Do What You Wanna Do
[YouTube Video]
.....I was thinking that this song was a throwback to when Willie worked west coast with Marc Gordon and others at Johnny Rivers' Soul City label, writing for 5th Dimension, but no, it's a funky little number of indeterminate parentage, with Willie copping various "in words", then in vogue.........I still like it.

15th Apr 2014
Mel Torme

A1: Sunday In New York
A2: Autumn In New York
B1: Sidewalks Of New York
B2: New York, New York
I'm no printer, but I can detect up to six font variations on the reverse of sleeve, some serif, some sans serif, plus Italic. Condensed and Bold.
The printer was obviously at the top of their game...............

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The Gap Band

A: All Of My Love (7" Mix)
B: All Of My Love (Instrumental)
Capitol UKCL 55819897"0 
Daddy Dewdrop

A: Nanu, Nanu, (I Wanna Get Funky Wich You)
B: Nanu, Nanu, (I Wanna Get Funky Wich You)
Inphasion USA72011978Promo Only 7"0 
Laura Taylor

A: Dancin' In My Feet (Theme From Disco Magic)
B: Dancin' In My Feet (Theme From Disco Magic)
Good Sounds USA95051978Promo Only 7"1 
Jimmy Ponder

A: A Clue
B: A Clue
LRC USA9051978Promo Only 7"0 
Freddie Hubbard

A: Bundle Of Joy
B: From Now On
Columbia USA3-10638Oct 19777"1 

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