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    Hello

    I bagged myself three disco edit lp's from a charity at the weekend.

    1. Bits and Pieces I- Special disco Mixer (studio Copy) Made in Canada
    2. Bits and Pieces III- Lets do it (studio copy) Made in Canada
    3. Disco special Mix

    They're all very entertaining. Lots of slick razorbalde tape edits (machine gun tape edits aswell), crazy sound effects and thumping beats. the last lp begins with another one bites the dust being passsed through a phaser or some sort of crazy effect.

    Can anybody give me any info on them.

    They have no label information or credits so i'd like to know a little bit about them.

    thanks

  • #2
    *nice* find.

    i've got a similar thing to these, also from canada, called "blast!" (i think - haven't seen it for a while). it's wild.
    Endless Tripe

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    • #3
      Have you read the 'cut and paste' article in big daddy / grand slam. Not got it to hand but that might have some more info. Neil (the guy who wrote the article) is sound as a pound when it comes to answering q's about that stuff.
      www.thesoundlibrary.net <- Changed URL

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      • #4
        I believe the B&amp;Ps used to come out annually. I&#39;ve managed to snag a few in the days when one could things like that in New York junk shops for cents. They&#39;re pretty sought after now and Soundhog is right, the whole Stars on 45 phenomenon (bascially a Dutch rip-off) arose out of these 12s.

        They&#39;re by no means the first of this ilk, though. Spring issued a megamix as early as 1974. The B&amp;Ps started around 1981.
        http://www.djhistory.com

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        • #5
          Originally posted by [b
          Quote[/b] ]I believe the B&amp;Ps used to come out annually...
          I agree with LBG, I&#39;ve a copy of &quot;Bits And Pieces 1987&quot; gathering dust somewhere...

          I quite like it in that nostalgic kinda way that we all reflect sometimes, plenty of Jacking on this &#39;87 twelve &#33;

          If you're looking for a pristine copy then this isn't the one for you. The vinyl looks like someone has polished their brickwork with it and the label has been ruined by some fool with a pen.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by [b
            Quote[/b] ]Spring issued a megamix as early as 1974.
            That&#39;s &#39;Disco Par-r-r-r-ty&#39; right? The first ever disco mix record. I have a copy of that. There&#39;s some quality pictures on the sleeve. Good track selection too.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by [b
              Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Sep. 23 2003,12:03)]They&#39;re by no means the first of this ilk, though. Spring issued a megamix as early as 1974. The B&amp;Ps started around 1981.
              Yes. There&#39;s an LP from the 60s called &quot;Non Stop Soul&quot; on Polydor which segues excerpts of records together in proto-megamix fashion.

              Also, a series on UK Tamla Motown where the tracks blend into each other. They were called something like &quot;Non Stop Discotheque Classics&quot;. Came out around &#39;70 -&#39;71ish.
              Endless Tripe

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              • #8
                Thanks very much everybody for the knowledge.

                I read the Grandslam article and luckily the bits and pieces name stuck in my head so when i saw the three lp&#39;s sitting in the shop for 50p i gladly snatched them up.This charity seems to be turning up some odd stuff recentley. Only the other week i found a copy of Lola&#39;s &#39;Wax the van&#39; (50p) i bought it purely for the fact it had arthur Russell in the credits. Good song. Does anybody have any info on this. I know there are some disco specialists on here that can probably tell me a bit about it.

                If anbody wants a tape of the bits and pieces lp&#39;s i&#39;ll gladly send them out.

                Anyway thanks again everybody. your help is very much appreciated.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by [b
                  Quote[/b] (Harry Crumb @ Sep. 23 2003,18:50)]Thanks very much everybody for the knowledge.

                  I read the Grandslam article and luckily the bits and pieces name stuck in my head so when i saw the three lp&#39;s sitting in the shop for 50p i gladly snatched them up.This charity seems to be turning up some odd stuff recentley. Only the other week i found a copy of Lola&#39;s &#39;Wax the van&#39; (50p) i bought it purely for the fact it had arthur Russell in the credits. Good song. Does anybody have any info on this. I know there are some disco specialists on here that can probably tell me a bit about it.

                  If anbody wants a tape of the bits and pieces lp&#39;s i&#39;ll gladly send them out.

                  Anyway thanks again everybody. your help is very much appreciated.
                  Wax The Van was another Arthur Russell thing, but to be honest the credit should go to Bob Blank more than Arthur Russell. He engineered it, produced it and it was recorded in his studio. Lola was (and still is, in fact) Bob&#39;s wife. She also co-wrote the tune with Arthur. It originally came out on Jump Street, but then was licensed to Syncopate in the UK, which I think was an EMI dance offshoot.

                  Personally, the only mix that really works for me is Jon&#39;s Dub, though I&#39;ve never found out who the hell Jon is. I think there was also an edit by Junior Vasquez on the UK release that wasn&#39;t on the US issue.
                  http://www.djhistory.com

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                  • #10
                    spot on bill bob blank was the man&#33;
                    there has recently been some re-issues of stuff on ze records
                    such as aural exciters emile nightrate, spooks in space,maladie d&#39;amour &amp; marathon runner mixed by savarese

                    also james white &amp; the blacks contort yourself &amp; tropical heatwave

                    bob blank I think owned blank tape studio&#39;s

                    watch out for his stuff

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Sep. 23 2003,13:10)]
                      Originally posted by [b
                      Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Sep. 23 2003,12:03)]They&#39;re by no means the first of this ilk, though. Spring issued a megamix as early as 1974. The B&amp;Ps started around 1981.
                      Yes. There&#39;s an LP from the 60s called &quot;Non Stop Soul&quot; on Polydor which segues excerpts of records together in proto-megamix fashion.

                      Also, a series on UK Tamla Motown where the tracks blend into each other. They were called something like &quot;Non Stop Discotheque Classics&quot;. Came out around &#39;70 -&#39;71ish.
                      was one of these the one with am I hot am I cold on it

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (blackwax @ Sep. 24 2003,11:11)]
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (son of stan @ Sep. 23 2003,13:10)]
                        Originally posted by [b
                        Quote[/b] (ladyboygrimsby @ Sep. 23 2003,12:03)]They&#39;re by no means the first of this ilk, though. Spring issued a megamix as early as 1974. The B&amp;Ps started around 1981.
                        Yes. There&#39;s an LP from the 60s called &quot;Non Stop Soul&quot; on Polydor which segues excerpts of records together in proto-megamix fashion.

                        Also, a series on UK Tamla Motown where the tracks blend into each other. They were called something like &quot;Non Stop Discotheque Classics&quot;. Came out around &#39;70 -&#39;71ish.
                        was one of these the one with am I hot am I cold on it.
                        No, that was a later one, on RCA. A mate of mine, no longer with us, used to have it - sort of a greenish, cartoony cover if i remember correctly. I&#39;ve got the 7&quot; of &quot;Am I cold, Am I hot&quot; the seldom played extended version is ace.

                        I checked out my (taped) copy of &quot;non stop soul&quot; last night - it came out in 1969 but the material on it is much earlier (mid sixties). Really obscure artists like Cody Black and TC and the Bricklayers, all US King recordings. The editing is quite tight and creatively done. I was wondering whether Tom Moulton, who I understand worked for King in the 60s, might have had something to do with it....?

                        HC: I&#39;d love a tape of the B&amp;Ps please. I&#39;m sure I can come up with something in return, Please E-mail me via the board to make arrngements. Ta.
                        Endless Tripe

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