Manship Memories | Sam Fletcher Vinyl | Rare Soulman

Manship Memories: Sam Fletcher – I’d Think It Over

There are plenty of fantastic rare vinyl records out there that are much-loved by many vinyl collectors. However, a particular record – and artist – that has worked its way into John Manship’s favourites, is an excellent soul record by Sam Fletcher. This article will…

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Bootlegs Vs Original Rare Vinyl Records | Rare Soulman

Looking At Bootleg Vinyl: The Carstairs, Yum Yums and Imperial Wonders

In this blog post, we’ll be taking a look at 3 original rare vinyl records against their bootleg copies. It’s important when buying rare vinyl records that you do your research to ensure you’re buying an original vinyl record. To help with this, you can…

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How To Get Into Vinyl on a Budget | Rare Soulman

How To Get Into Vinyl On A Budget

Vinyl records are a wonderful hobby, as there’s little that can compare to the tactile experience of placing the stylus into the groove of a record and hearing your favourite song come alive through bookshelf or tower speakers. But despite being a wonderful hobby, it’s…

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Red Bird Records | Rare Soul 45s | Rare Soul Vinyl

Manship’s Memories: Red Bird Records – Bessie Banks Go Now

Every vinyl DJ will have those select few or many, vinyl that they remember experiencing like it was yesterday. This article is taking you through Manship’s thoughts on Bessie Banks “Go Now”, produced by Red Bird Records. The Record Details Artist: Bessie Banks coupled with…

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Clean Vinyl Records | Care for Vinyl | Rare Vinyl Records

Learn How To Clean Vinyl Records and Care for Vinyl

This article will take you through the best way to clean vinyl records focusing on vinyl record care, where to store vinyl and what to store them in. With Manship having near 50 years of experience supplying rare vinyl records worldwide, these simple tips and…

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Manships Memories of World Column Vinyl | Rare Soulman

Manship’s Memories: The World Column Vinyl Record

Time for a throwback. This post is about John Manship’s memory of the late 60’s Gary, Indiana R&B band World Column and their Chicago production of “So Is The Sun”. Learn about John’s personal experience of the World Column vinyl record; from the first time…

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Enemies of Vinyl | How To Protect Your Vinyl | Rare Soulman

How To Protect Your Vinyl Record Collection

There are many enemies of vinyl records collectors and DJ’s should be aware. In this short video, we are going to cover a few pitfalls whilst trying to protect your treasured vinyl. The Enemies of Vinyl #1 Methylated Spirit In the 70’s, Methylated Spirits were…

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How to Repair Cracked Vinyl Records | Rare Soulman

Vinyl Record Repairs: Cracked Records, Dewarping Vinyls and Sticker Removal

For all the time you spend collecting vinyls, it’s important to know how to keep them in good condition. Don’t go throwing out vinyl that’s cracked or warped before following this guide in which I’ll cover how to repair cracked records, remove vinyl stickers and…

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How To Spot Fake Vinyl Records | Rare Soulman

How To Spot Fake Vinyl Records

In this blog post, I will be guiding you through that daunting process of deciding whether a rare vinyl record is an original or not. There are plenty of telltale signs that give away a fake vinyl, you just need to know what you’re looking…

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