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    has anyone got the full track listing for The Equals LP with 'funky like a train' and 'stone cold cat' pls?

    just picked up a weird WLP in a generic 'Soul Peepers' sleeve which has a handwritten track listing that looks to be the complete Equals LP but says 'phonogram'.

    couldn't pass it up for 6 quid now, could i?
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  • #2
    Well the album you're looking for is 'Born Ya'.

    A little google search might bear some fruit.

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    • #3
      I would guess that was a test press of a re-issue. Although i don't remember "Born Ya" being re ished, "Funky like a train" was on 7 & 12 @ some point in the 80's on phonogram. Is it a best of ?
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      • #4
        i think it's a test press of a foreign issue - it seems to be the complete 'born ya' LP.
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        • #5
          If you've snagged that you've got a bargain. He also did another album for Mercury (I think this was Phonogram subsidiary it came out on) under the name The Pioneers.

          Funky Like A Train came out again in the mid-80s on Clubhouse (?) with a Jeff Young re-edit on the 12-inch.
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          • #6
            what's the catalogue number on the run-out groove? the UK issue is 9109 601. I would have thought that Mercury and Phonogram were both part of the Polygram group (now Universal) by then (1976 when the lp was issued), so maybe that's not too hard to explain... Is 'phonogram' hand written too, or is it printed?
            We know when a mate buys it for you too.

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            • #7
              thanks guys. the run-out number is 9109 211. it kind of looks from about 76 (contemporary Soul Peeper sleeve too) - all of the info is hand-written on the white label, including the Phonogram reference. i think it's a test for a European issue? wasn't there a Continental press on Phonogram?
              http://www.blaxploitation.com
              Chops for show, groove for dough.

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              • #8
                Sorry this is slightly off topic and I'm sure it's been covered before but I recently copped the Zappatta Schmidt LP and it rocks! Please could you kind chaps remind me of the other Eddy Grant offshoots etc which are worth checking - I know there's a fair few and I don't know anything apart from his stuff with the Equals.

                Ta muchly.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (LDJB @ 09 July 2003,23:16)]Sorry this is slightly off topic and I'm sure it's been covered before but I recently copped the Zappatta Schmidt LP and it rocks! Please could you kind chaps remind me of the other Eddy Grant offshoots etc which are worth checking - I know there's a fair few and I don't know anything apart from his stuff with the Equals.

                  Ta muchly.
                  God there are loads...

                  Firstly, there's his early 70s label, Torpedo, which has mainly reggae on it, often not produced by him, but also has two great funk tunes: Marco - I'm Coming Home (which later appeared, slightly re-recorded, on the B-side of an Ice 12-inch under the name No Such Thing by the Coach House Rhythm Section), and Eddy Grant - Nobody's Got Time.

                  Then there are the two mid-70s Equals LPs, both hard to find and both brilliant: Mystic Syster and Born Ya.

                  He also produced The Pioneers for Mercury, but they're pretty average, except for the B-side of one of the 45s which is called The Rhythm Of You And I and is a rip-off of Rock Me Baby, done in a bizarre dub-style.

                  There are more. But it's late. I'll list some more tomorrow.
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                  • #10
                    32 Second Turn Off on Jay Boy is another. I'd post more info but my computer keeps blocking my bloody posts!
                    He also contributed songs for the Jim Henson movie vehicle 'Muppets From Space'.

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                    • #11
                      Eddy also produced a band on President called De Hems. They did at least two passable funk 45s, not too hard to turn up in the UK and cheap usually too.
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                      • #12
                        i wonder what 'De Hems' means - there's a Dutch pub between Shaftesbury Ave and Chinatown called that. stocks lots of nice Belgian beers...

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by [b
                          Quote[/b] (bongolia @ 10 July 2003,11:28)]i wonder what 'De Hems' means - there's a Dutch pub between Shaftesbury Ave and Chinatown called that. stocks lots of nice Belgian beers...
                          It's what stops De Trousers from dropping on the floor, of course.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ 10 July 2003,12:20)]
                            Originally posted by [b
                            Quote[/b] (bongolia @ 10 July 2003,11:28)]i wonder what 'De Hems' means - there's a Dutch pub between Shaftesbury Ave and Chinatown called that. stocks lots of nice Belgian beers...
                            It's what stops De Trousers from dropping on the floor, of course.
                            Ouch!

                            You freeking scientologists are all the same, quible, dribble and then demand ice creams. Ohhhhhhhhhhh.

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