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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 10606
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 3:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

This was played many years ago on the uk all-nighter scene and have just seen one valued at 500uk pounds.....although not as good as the Velvelettes I would be interested to hear what you Motown experts think of it.
da novice

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Phil (phil)
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 4:18 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mel, who were these Blue Sharks ? We can hear the song on http://www.soulclub.org/, and you're right, it's not as good as the Velvelettes, mostly on the orchestration. And the vocals, of course !
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 10610
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 4:25 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Allright phil
I have no idea mate but am asking around
if I found out will most certainly let you know
mel
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 10611
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 4:29 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Ive seen an italian grand prix label of the record but dont know if they are from italy.And Ive only ever seen it on this and it was a spin in 1977....so there few and far between.
mel
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John Lester (theboyfromxtown)
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 5:38 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

I sent this link to the Velvelettes to listen to!
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 10614
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Posted on Friday, February 23, 2007 - 5:43 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Allright john
it is nowhere near THE VELVELETTES original masterpiece
it would be interesting to hear there thoughts.....
da novice
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Mr Soul (mr_soul)
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Post Number: 1169
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Posted on Saturday, February 24, 2007 - 5:53 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

According to Kev Roberts (UK DJ) the Blue Sharks version of the Velvelettes classic is not particularly wanted by collectors, but if we all realise how rare it is (one copy known in the last 20 years) this situation may change!

In my opinion it's one copy to many.
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michael wilks (wilxy501)
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Post Number: 25
Registered: 4-2005
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Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 2007 - 11:42 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Apparently, the record was part of an Italian supermarket promotion, and was supposedly a freebie to shoppers!!!!!!
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JSmith (jsmith)
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Posted on Thursday, March 01, 2007 - 1:28 am: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The cut isn't that rare, if you are willing to have it on an LP instead of 45.
It was included on an early 70's UK bootleg album, 'The Record Collector -- Vol.1' on the UK Destiny label. On the notes of the album it states it is a Grand Prix production, released in 68 on the UK (?) Grand Prix label. It also states that the cut was played by Soul Sam in 76 at the Cleethorpes Winter Gardens niter.
Strangely, I bought the LP (real cheap) around 1980 from Soul Supply Records of 40 White Hart St, Mansfield. It was amongst a whole batch of Soul Supply boot LPs that were being sold for under a quid each by the shop owner (& guy behind the Soul Supply label), none other than DJ Kev Roberts. Kev ain't changed his ways much down the years.
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mel(andthensome) (mel)
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Post Number: 10781
Registered: 4-2004
Posted From: 81.159.36.59
Posted on Saturday, March 10, 2007 - 5:46 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)



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