|By Ralph (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 02:39 am:|
I just spent the most wonderful afternoon with John and his lovely wife Laurie. We had a great time connecting after twenty years. Carl....I showed john your text on finding the book with the top Northern Soul records. It seems on some other thread you had some specific questions for me to ask him. Damned if I could find the thread. Therefore I thought it wold be good to have a seperate thread for John and you can deal directly with him. He was on his way to San Francisco for a couple of days but will be back in L.A. soon, and I'm sure he will discuss whatever it is you want to know.
We took pics, so I will get them posted soon. He looks great. Bobby....he said to say hello to you.
|By phillysoulman (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:44 am:|
I am so glad that all went well. Thanks for saying hello!!
Can't wait to see the pics.
|By Ralph (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 05:57 am:|
you're up late I see. Yeah, it was a great visit. We've got some interesting things planned which I will discuss with you.
|By Carl Dixon London (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, March 23, 2002 - 01:27 pm:|
I have checked my 'records' and am pleased to say I have the Arctic 'Ain't it baby' by Kenny Gamble and the Romeos and also the Sam Bowie one. I need to scrutinize them even more now! Tut tut Carl, I have just learnt that the Kenny Gamble one has the instrumental on the other side. When the tape went hurtling down the road, you obviously had to re record the track - right?
|By John Rhys Eddins (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Friday, April 12, 2002 - 11:33 pm:|
Sorry it has taken me a while to get back on here.
In answer to your question regarding the Kenny Gamble session....I would always keep a two track running. I used one track for the scratch vocal and the other for the track by itself. That's where the track came from. Hell! That's where the record came from. That's all that was left of the session. The session players were gone before the two track was turned off.
|By Carl Dixon London (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 03:17 pm:|
Amazing John -
Who would have known? Like having a 'back up' in record, just incase of a dropout is one thing, but incase of a bit of 'bother' in the studio - that's another! I wonder if anybody picked up the loose tape flying all over the place. I was once given a reel to reel found on a beach in Wales. When it was played, it was full of radio jingles from a pirate ship!
|By Ritchie (188.8.131.52 - 184.108.40.206) on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 03:25 pm:|
I can see the story now:
"police are anxious to locate a lady called PAM, who appears to have lost a tape full of short musical items..."
|By Carl Dixon London (220.127.116.11 - 18.104.22.168) on Saturday, April 13, 2002 - 05:22 pm:|
The strange thing was Ritchie, the person who found it, put it on a tape machine and recorded Gary Glitter for about 7 minutes and wiped over the Pams stuff, then realised that one day, it may be collectable and stopped! They are all generic non ID Pams stuff and some comedy drop in items. One of them went something like ' I always ask my dog to do its business on the newspaper....but not when I am reading it'.
|By Ritchie (22.214.171.124 - 126.96.36.199) on Sunday, April 14, 2002 - 09:53 am:|