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    Xmas is just not gonna be the same without Woolies.

    'Dreams come true if you want them to'

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    An interesting fact that not many know was that years ago before the offical top fourty charts woolies used to sell singles that replicted top hits but performed by no name artists.I have 5 mp3s that i managed to grab off the offical woolworths site(in a history section?) a while before woolworths went bust.I know that i can't stick them on this site.But i suppose i could stick them on a hosting site if the mods allowed a link to be posted?They were free to download off the offical woolworths site at the time.The 5 mp3s add up to about 9mb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memoman View Post
    An interesting fact that not many know was that years ago before the offical top fourty charts woolies used to sell singles that replicted top hits but performed by no name artists.I have 5 mp3s that i managed to grab off the offical woolworths site(in a history section?) a while before woolworths went bust.I know that i can't stick them on this site.But i suppose i could stick them on a hosting site if the mods allowed a link to be posted?They were free to download off the offical woolworths site at the time.The 5 mp3s add up to about 9mb.
    My Dad was once bought one of those as a present, & quickly passed it onto my aunt.

    When struggling artists needing a bit of spare cash Elton John & David Bowie recorded a few tracks for albums featuring covers of recent hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by huggie74 View Post
    I know it is Hugs, but it's not the same as walking around the store with all it's Xmas decs, music and stuff. It always really put me in the mood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazboot View Post
    I know it is Hugs, but it's not the same as walking around the store with all it's Xmas decs, music and stuff. It always really put me in the mood.
    Although it trades under the same name has ladybird clothing? and picknmix.it is a totally different company who just used those ideas to float a new company.Sorry but woolworths as it was is long gone.a very well thought out tactic as woolworths is a very well placed brandname among consumers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memoman View Post
    An interesting fact that not many know was that years ago before the offical top fourty charts woolies used to sell singles that replicted top hits but performed by no name artists.I have 5 mp3s that i managed to grab off the offical woolworths site(in a history section?) a while before woolworths went bust.I know that i can't stick them on this site.But i suppose i could stick them on a hosting site if the mods allowed a link to be posted?They were free to download off the offical woolworths site at the time.The 5 mp3s add up to about 9mb.
    Music can't be hosted on the site, links to external sites are ok as long as you don't promote pirarcy etc.
    The only thing to look forward to is the past

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    Quote Originally Posted by Herr Grunwald View Post
    Music can't be hosted on the site, links to external sites are ok as long as you don't promote pirarcy etc.
    The mp3s in question were free for anyone to download off the offical woolworths site.No charge no conditions.But it is not something i am going to bother with now anyway.I don't wish to get this site into trouble.

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    A selection of 5 of the woolies "chart specials" that i mentioned earlier.These were avaliable free of charge on the woolworths site in the history section prior to them going bust.I hold no claim to them.i have cleared this link with a mod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by memoman View Post
    An interesting fact that not many know was that years ago before the offical top fourty charts woolies used to sell singles that replicted top hits but performed by no name artists.I have 5 mp3s that i managed to grab off the offical woolworths site(in a history section?) a while before woolworths went bust.I know that i can't stick them on this site.But i suppose i could stick them on a hosting site if the mods allowed a link to be posted?They were free to download off the offical woolworths site at the time.The 5 mp3s add up to about 9mb.
    The label was Embassy Records. They were run by Oriole Records, a small independent label who had their own pressing plant. The singles would have a cover version on each side, often by different performers, and sold for about half the price of a regular hit. Many of the artists performing these covers were session singers who also had careers on BBC radio, albeit usually under a pseudonym. Ken Barrie, who later recorded the Postman Pat theme, was one

    As Embassy had to predict that week's hits, very little time was set aside for recording, so these singles were generally rushed affairs. Even so these recordings did get licensed to other labels overseas, and some probably even appeared in the US on cash-in albums issued during the British Invasion of 1964.

    The tracks found on the now defunct Woolworths site included some of their Beatles covers, credited to The Typhoons. This group didn't exist in the real world - it was just a collective name for whatever session musicians were to hand at the time.

    The label lasted until early 1965, when Oriole got bought out by CBS, and the pressing plant switch to pressing CBS's own releases. The later covers albums featuring the likes of Elton John were for releases on labels such as Hallmark, Warwick and MfP.

    It's unlikely that any of the master tapes for these recordings still exist. Oriole used to wipe the tapes for their own genuine releases after a couple of years, so these covers may have had an even shorter life.

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