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come on you northern soulies add your fave song
Started by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
rbillyslinc

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
ups should have put this on general soz

Posted by: sleepydumplin (17) Report abuse
Out on the floor - Dobie Gray was one of mine. But there's loads really.

(I'm new to this - should I have waited until it appeared on 'General'?)

Sorry if I should....

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
LOU PRIDE

THE DELLS

SAM DEES

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Don Thomas

Jerry Butler

(Sam Dees = superb)

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
your ok sleepy my fault i am a learner as well dont worry

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Last Friday of every Month used to be Motown allnighter, used to go there, then mill around, drink tea in Mrs. Whitneys Cafe. More milling then back to the Allnighter..

The Elgins

Posted by: shoue (427) Report abuse
darryl banks, open the door to your hart
isley bros, got to have you back
r dean taylor ,lets go somewhere
jackie wilson, since you showed me how to be happy

Posted by: joseph 1 (inactive) Report abuse
Judy Street What.

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
nice one joseph wonder if they can still do the back flips?

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
CHARLES SHEFFIELD

JACKIE WILSON

CLARENCE CARTER

Posted by: tonker (18999)   Report abuse
My mum used to call it 'drop t'crab'!

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
can she still do it tonker

Posted by: trish (716)  Report abuse
Ruby Winters - In the middle of a Heartache.

Posted by: upthetims (6399) Report abuse
blame you lot for my insomnia,still listening to these Casino classics,loved the all-nighters,even the ones at Room at the Top in 60's

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
hope this works not having much luck to day
rbillyslinc

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
This is one of my many fav's not done this before,only with a photo so here's we go [uri=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Obc3pR1Lwao][/url]

Posted by: templgater (9) Report abuse
All the great songs are here

http://www.thesoulgirl.com/music/andromeda1.php

enjoy!!!

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Jem, change the [uri= to a [url=
In between the ][ put a name or song title, it will work.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Cheers for that, TG

TG's link

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Here I go again TheWhoWhoSong

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Thank's gwim again for your help.The worlds mi Lobster now.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jem Glover....now there's a name from my past!
Can't fault you on the Who Who Song mate.

3 times Jackie Wilson has been mentioned on this thread upto now. One of my all time favourite singers along with Otis and many others.
The majority of people only think he ever made 3 songs...Reet Petite, Higher and Higher plus I Get the Sweetest Feeling.
Great songs but there's so much more of his that is never commercially played on the radio. Sad really.

Here's another of his...
I Dont Want To Lose You Now

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
keep um coming you guys really enjoying listening to these songs

Posted by: sledge (3085) Report abuse
[Donny Burdick

Posted by: dianne (816)  Report abuse
my heart syphony crazy baby cracking up over you many more

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
4 classic NS instrumentals.

6X6 - Earl Van Dyke My all time favourite Northern tune that introduced me to the scene way back when.

Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes A classic that Fatboy Slim used as the backing track to Soul Funk Brother.

Afternoon On The Rhino - Mike Post Coalition

The Champion - Willie Mitchell The video clip showing NS dancers, is footage from a Moloko music video.

Posted by: rbilly (10576) Report abuse
fantastic that brian unfortunatley i never went to the all nighters as i was a young married mum with a baby at the time but i loved the music and i learned a bit of the dance from the beach comer a while be for i got married

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Oooooooooooh the Beachcomber.
Days of my youth[:)
I remember dancing in a circle in my box suit, Sherman and Comos to ABC - Michael Jackson, Ressurection Shuffle - Ashton Gardner & Dyke, Young Gifted and Black - Bob and Marcia et al!

The first time the Kirkby skins came to Wigan in 69 they ransacked the Ritz sweet kiosk then literally took over the Beachcomber. Thankfully I wasn't there that night.

It was also the place where I was first introduced to Northern dancing by Booper and Tony Burns on the tiny stage.
They were inspirational.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Helo there Bri how you doing,think I saw you last week.Monday about 3.15 on your Scooter heading towards Ashton from the Platt Bridge endJemsLink another of mi fav's

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Hey up Jem. Must be nigh on 40 years since I last saw you mate. It would have been me on my scooter. I usually go that way after I've been visiting my dad.

Excellent choice on your song mate, love that tune.


3 mid tempo crossovers from me....

Cookie Scott

Barbara West

The Earls

Posted by: nightshift (587) Report abuse
Anybody tell me the name or artist of this song? All I can remember is the refrain "Girls are hard to get ya" its driving me mad!

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
The song is called 'Girls Are Out To Get You' by The Fascinations

CHOOOON!

Fascinations

Posted by: nightshift (587) Report abuse
Thaaaaank you soo much brian!! I have had that song in my head for over forty years since hearing only little bit of it at the Casino and now I have heard it at least 10 times in the last hour, once again thanks mate!

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Gloria Edwards My Love Keeps Getting Stronger. had to put this on,love it.Great crossover choice's Bri

Posted by: kenny (inactive) Report abuse
You are just a big softie jem....but good stuff neverless

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
3 more from me.
2 mid tempo and my all time favourite from the Isley's.

Jack Montgomery

Willie Tee

Isley Brothers

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Thought I'd post this one to show you don't
have to be obscure or black to make good
soulful music.

This one was another great classic played
frequently at the Casino.
Paul Anka and blue-eyed soul at it's best.

CAN'T HELP LOVING YOU

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
thehorse for you kenny

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Isley's for Bri

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Thanks JemThat one takes me way back.

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
hand it over

you dont love me

i have faith in you

classics

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
,

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Three top tunes
Dena Barnes
Spyder Turner
The Montclairs

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
This one deserves to stand alone.

A beautiful melody with heartfelt lyrics from another 'blue-eyed' soul singer.

TIMI YURO

EDIT: Just noticed a picture of yours truly in the crowd at the Casino at around the 1:17-1:22 mark.
I'm the one in the middle with the bleach blond hairdo!

Posted by: gee h (7) Report abuse
Dont know if its a Northern Soul Classic but "The Snake" by Al Wilson is a fav of mine, also " Long After Tonight Is All Over" by Jimmy Radcliff is a great song, The Casino was a bit before my time, sadly im not well up on Northern Soul music.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Good choices Gee.
Both are NS classics albeit soul snobs will never admit to liking The Snake and it is very rarely played now.
It was used in the last Lambrini advert on TV.

Jimmy Radcliffe was one of the last 3 tunes played before 8am
every week at the Casino and is affectionately known as one of the '3 before 8'.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Brian J & Jem Glover

You appear to be the resident experts on this thread; do you remember a couple of brothers from Golborne, Hans & Bruno Fioyda (sp), pretty good dancers.
Another lad was Tony Galvin, again pretty good, not the Tony Burns or Booper league but very good.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Stuart.
Tony Galvin is a very close name from my past but at the moment I just can't picture him. My memory's useless without an image.

I last saw the Fioyda's about 3 years ago at Golborne Catholic club allnighter although I never got to know them to talk to.
You're right though, they are both excellent dancers.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Sorry Brian it's Ste Galvin not Tony.
Here's a photograph, courtesy of WiganWorld, he's on the right.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Nice one Stuart, I remember Ste very well now from that picture, he was a regular face at the Casino...nice lad and a cracking dancer from what I recall!

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
2 quality mid-tempo crossovers from Bobby Sheen
...for when you're feeling less energetic.

Somthing New To Do

I May Not Be What You Want

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
I know him Stuart not seen him for along time,he's a Marsh Greener.Married a girl(for get her name )hair dresser at Worthingtons I think.Lived at Platt Bridge When he first got wed for a wile.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Jem, I believe he has a brother named Eric, same bloke?

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
2 classic heart-stopping stompers.
2 of the finest introductions I've heard on a soul record. Sounds like this had/has them literally running to the dancefloor.


The Vibrations

Tony Clarke

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Stuart I know he had a brother but not sure of his name,think he was light haired were he's dark.We are talking year's ago here so not to sure.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Here I go again TheWhoWhoSong

Just looking back through this thread:
Jem, that is a cracker.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Bri,

I remember Ste Galvin, he was always at the casino on the Monday and Wednesday night sessions at the casino when they closed at 11am I think, just in time for the last bus.Can not ever remember him going to many alnighters but yes he was a cracking dancer, amazing how you need a photo to remember people sometimes, we used to get mistaken for each other from the birds because we both had the jet black hair and tash, he used to be called Ste Gal and I was Tony Gall, by the way, how do you upload photos on to this, tried allsorts, still no wiser.Come on Bri, your the expert

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Tony g, type:
[img="
then the address,
http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/ww/dance.gif
followed by,
"][/img]
this will give,

hope this helps.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Like this:

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
One of the greats on Motown

The Spinners

And one of the grittiest on any label

The Tomangoe's

Good shout on the Bobby Sheen tracks brian

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Thanks Stuartxx

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
thats whats great about northern.........so many great classics

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Stuart Stey Galvin's brother is Eric.Ste worked at Bulldog Therewasatimethis is a James Brown song dun good,I think.Some realy great track's been picked on this thread.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Cheers Jem.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Tony G: Hope you've got the image problem solved mate, twould be nice to see aphoto of you back in the day.

Chatty Well in with The Tomangoe's mate. I was never a big collector but I have that one on vinyl.


Thought I'd throw in 3 sax-based instrumentals.

This first one is a mellow cover of the classic - Call Me. I believe the original vocal was by Chris Montez in 1966.
Eddie Bishop

This second one is from 1966 and still gets massive plays on the scene...Sax On The Tracks.
Mike & Ike

Last but by no means least one of many great tunes from the top man himself...Junior Walker.
Good Rockin

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Brian, this is Tony back in the day.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Oops! Thought that was you Stuart.

Tony....I can't picture you from that image mate
and it's making me sound like a right t*t as I know
I should remember you.

Errrr! Nice Keagan perm by the way.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
I think Jem's one of the most photographed on this site.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Another 2's up. This time from Nolan Porter or N. F. Porter as he was also known.

This first one is a quality, mid-tempo tune with pleading vocals and lyrics.
Whoever did the accompanying video to this did an excellent job. Although I'm a bit peed off as they're both using most of my dance moves!
If I Could Only Be Sure

Number 2 is another all time Northern classic set to a simple hypnotic and repetitive beat with haunting strings.
Great video accompaniment again by the same poster featuring the original body popper Earl Tucker.
Keep On Keeping On

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Good un's Bri,just off to work but that's stated mi day off on the right foot.What you mean Stuart?.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Bri,

I will have to look through some old photos see what I can come up with, this one taken in 1981 when I was leaving for Aus had not been to the casino for a while prior to that, maybe every now and again, I was at places like pemps and clubs outside of Wigan more Manchester way, when the casino finally closed that was it for me, but now living it all again thanks to all the good sounds you put on here, I will try and upload some myself now Stuart give me a clue.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Tony:
Try it and if it doesn't work just edit it and try again.

Put [url= before the url/address.

Then ]title of song

finish off with [/url]

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
What you mean Stuart?.

I mean you are on plenty photographs on this site;
In the Clarence, Boot & Boot, etc., it's good.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
I was at places like pemps and clubs outside of Wigan more Manchester way,

Valley Lodge near the airport?
Bennies in Ratcliffe?

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri I think you know Neil Darby,do you think this is him on this photo taken off the CD cover Soul Survivors 2 he's the one at the front.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Known Neil really well for many a year.
We used to mate together for a long time.

As for the picture, It has got a slight resemblance
of him but I wouldn't like to say for certain.

I've just been scouring the net for a better image but
to no avail, they're all too small.
The one you've scanned is probably as good as it gets.
Sorry I can't be of more help mate.

EDIT: Just shown the picture to my GF and both of us
are more or less convinced it isn't Neil.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Three more Quality Tunes

Richard Temple

Roy Hamilton

Major Lance

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse


You had me back on the dancefloor with those 3 Chatty.

I can even remember hearing Roy Hamilton for the first time at the Casino.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
A couple of 70's tunes that have loads of special memories attached.

The first one by Millie Jackson.
House For Sale

and this by Alfie Davidson.
Love Is A Serious Business

EDIT:
My mistake.
Millie Jackson was from 1982, albeit it
it was always classed as a 70's.

RE-EDIT:
Right first time, it was 1976 (Cheers Chatty)

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I've included this for those interested in this thread but never had the good fortune to have been to the Casino allnighters.

The documentary, in 3 parts, not only gives you an insight into the club, those who attended, DJ'd and ran the place, but more importantly, the music itself.

Wigan Casino part 1

Wigan Casino part 2

Wigan Casino part 3

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
SoulTime This goes back to the Mecca Blackpool 1970/71.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Rode past Blackpool Mecca last month and paid homage to where it once stood.

Good tune by the way!

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
Jem do you remember managing to get that balloon back to Wigan? then some git popped it.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Stuart,
You seem to know all my hunting grounds back then, I suspect I know you. Clue ? I think your right Bri, thats not Neil Darby

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Rio (prod) No don't remember the balloon popping night but think I know who the git may be.Anotherone from that timeIGotTheFever

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Well rose i suppose i had better add some to the already brilliant list.
Terry Callier......Ordinary Day
Young Holt unlimited......California Montage
Eddie Kendricks,David Ruffin,I couldnt believe it.
Jean,Scherrie&Lynda with the Originals.....
..Back By Popular Demand

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
One of Richard Searlings classics, Lenis Guess, a real stomper, it works finally, thanks Bri and Stuart, now for some real action

jusk ask me

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Hey up Bri.
Sorry to correct you on Terry Callier's tune mate,
it's called Ordinary Joe.

It was going to be one of my next picks but you beat me to it.
He did 2 recorded versions, along with an extended live version.
This one's the original on Cadet and well worth a listen.

Superb lyrics and always a floor packer...
Ordinary Joe

...and just for good measure, here's another great track of his.
Look At Me Now

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Nice one Tony.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Played this one down at a place called the harbour view hotel near the opera house at a soul night not long ago, some of the old Torch crewe hit the dance floor full on, one of the biggies at the torch so I am told and really latchs onto you, the soul twins

quick change artist

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Time for a bit of R&B methinks...

Lou Lawton
Nik Nak Paddy Wack

Benny Mahon
She Knows How

Freddie King
One Hundred Years

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Links not working Tony

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
No you was right first time with the Millie jackson, House for Sale, brian, i thought i remembered it from the allnighter, just googled her discography and its showing 1976

Here's one of Richard Searlings first discoveries
The Jades

And one from a guy who used to produce records for Little Anthony
Teddy Randazzo

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Hi brian,no problem that many tunes in my head dropped the old boo boo,i play that every week at the radio station and use young holt as the ending theme,keep the faith.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Thanks Chatty....don't know where I got 1982 from mate.

Brian: Love that tune and had the good fortune to see Terry Callier at the Hole in The Wall, Manchester.
He's as good live as he is on record.
KTF

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
3's up from Major Lance.
The first one is a lesser known rare Motown recording
but the second 2 need no introduction...

Love Pains

You Don't Want Me No More

Aint No Soul (Left In Thes Old Shoes)

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Brian, introduced my daughter to ordinary joe she was 15 now 28 when russ did my party the other week first record had to be ordinary joe.
Good inst.san remo strings....Festival time
Funk Brothers.....Aint no mountain high enough
Jimmy conwell......cigarette ashes
Tony clarke......landslide

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Don't get me started off on the instrumentals Brian
I've often favoured them over the vocal tracks.

Have you seen the double CD of the Funk Brothers - Standing In The Shadows Of Motown? (probably a stupid question).
Absolute magic!

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Not that stupid brian, ive got the dvd standing in the shadows of motown but the music cd no,i have the box set of The Strange World Of Northern Soul.went to watch the Funk Brothers at the apollo a few years ago it was mind blowing.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I had 2 tickets @ £35 each to watch them at the Apollo (probably the same night you went). We were both ready to go
when I had to go to hospital because of a hernia.
I just hope it's not too late to see them sometime.

SWONS: Shouldn't that have been titled The Strange World Of Ian Levine?
He rereleased it last year without all the camp background effects.

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
im sorry to inform you brian there is only 1 still alive and thats jack.(cant think of surname)and the dvd set ive had for a few years could be they reissued it.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
That would be Jack Ashford percussionist and incomparable tambourine player.
As far as I'm aware bassist Bob Babbit and guitarist Eddie Willis are the other 2 remaining out of the original 13.

Uriel Jones (drummer), was the last one to die in March of last year.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Had this very early 70's at one time . willietee

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Bri,

been trying to load up some more sounds but for some reason the links not happening for now, will try again later, Bri, can you load up quick change artist by the soul twins, on youtube, worth every penny to listen and dance to. I will owe you one.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
It would be a pleasure Tony.

CHOOOOON

Quick Change Artist

Keep trying mate, you'll soon sort it.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Thanks Bri

Oh by the way, I am thinking of riding my Lambretta back to Wigan from Sydney, need to load onto a couple of ships along the way and then through europe, what do you reckon.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
As the Funky Sisters would say...Do it to it!

Albeit seeing it's a Lammy I'd consider having a support vehicle in tow.
It would make one hell of a journey though.

Are you coming back to stay mate?

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Quite possible Bri, my boys are grown up, they enjoy the surfy lifestyle but my teenage life was built around northern soul and fashion in slumy clubs you would not put a dog into these days and guess what I would do it all again, just like the rest of us.

Posted by: nicko (inactive) Report abuse
youll be back

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Hi brian,did a bit of research to be honest i sent russ a txt out of the original set up only one is still alive.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
There's a very good website here for Northern, Motown etc.
just click on the music page and track search and there's hundreds of records,most of them you can download to your computer


LINK

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Brian: No disrespect but I wouldn't believe everything Russ says.

This is what I've sourced from Wiki and Soul Walking.co.uk. as well as putting a shout out on Soul Source.

In my original post I forgot Joe Messina.


Original 13:
1 Joe Hunter d.2007
2 Earl Van Dyke d.1992
3 Johnny Griffith d.2002
4 Robert White d 1994
5 Eddie Willis
6 Joe Messina
7 James Jamerson d.1983
8 Bob Babbitt
9 William Benjamin d.1969
10 Pistol Allen d.2002
11 Uriel Jones d.2009
12 Jack Ashford
13 Eddie Brown d.1984

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
The Valentines
Breakaway

Don Covay
It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)

Youngblood Smith
You Can Split


Chatty: Excellent site mate

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Hi brian, looking at the list you are more than likely right. but i dont think they will tour again i think age is against them.
Slow but the best.....Temtations Just My Imagination.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
A cracking uptempo, and one of the all time greats.

brian, great call with the Valentines to often
overlooked in my view


James Carr



Darrell Banks

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Brian; RE The Funk Brothers.
Like your good self I also don't profess to know everything and have had to extensively research the fact.
Far from relying on the net I decided to ask the question on the definitive soul site...Soul Source. Big Mistake!!!

Everything went smoothly at first with a couple of members giving me a plausible answer of 4 members still living.
Then the usual pedantic anoraks came on, which in the main is always welcomed because of their vast array of knowledge.
But as is also usual with that site, there's always someone,
who far from just giving an answer, will resort to personal insults. This time it was for saying there were only 13 members.
I didn't, I was quite precise and asked How many of the 'original' 13 members were still alive?
Those familiar with the Funk Brothers will know, they had various members through the years to a total of around maybe 50 or so.
In the end I had to lock the thread before it got out of hand.
Soul Source...great site for gleening information but full of people so far up their own arse they can see their own tonsils!


Anyway, rant over.

For those who haven't seen it yet, I highly recommend 'Standing In The Shadows Of Motown'.
A brilliant documentary recounting the story of The Funk Brothers, the uncredited and largely unheralded studio musicians who performed on Motown Records from 1959 to 1972.

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Brian,
Thanks for your time on research,i think to get the original 13 you would have to go back to late 50s early 60s,in the 2nd part of the show they put the photos of past members on stools and said a few words about them,i was grateful to be there and see part of music history,
B side of 6x6 All For You

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive) Report abuse
just listened to Russ and he played this forgot about this one

because of you

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Tangeers

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Bri,

Where can I find this documentary, would it be on dvd or video. I watched the motown story doc but never really showed the back street artists has I call them, the ones motown rejected or turned away at some point but we know better.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Tony:

Try here mate. They have it at £4.99 BARGAIN!!!

SITSOM

If there's just one music documentary that's a 'must have' in your collection, this is it.
It not only tells their story through personal interviews and narration but also features them live with the likes of Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper etc.

EDIT: Just seen the Stax Story on the same page....another excellent documentary.
You can get them both for £15.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
TommyTate

Posted by: jackdog (569) Report abuse
Some of my favourites not mentioned so far, sorry no links:
Chuck Woods - Seven Days Too Long
Larry Williams and Johnny Watson - Quitter Never Wins
Dean Parrish - Determination
Mitch Ryder and the DW - Breakout and You Get Your Kicks
Bunny Sigler - Let the Good Times Roll
American Poets - She Blew A Good Thing
Astors - Candy

...Plus Flamingos, Jackie Lee, Homer Banks, Doris Troy, Olympics...and dozens more, mainly early Mecca, still sound great today.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jem: First hearing for me that one.

Jackdog: Can't fault that playlist mate,
all cracking tunes.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
This is photo when Nosmo King at the Casino,he got is name from the No Smoking sign on the wall so they say.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Nice one Jem.
I was there that night, they were bloody awful.

If I remember, they only did the one song and that was mimed!

Couple of faces I know in the background;
Tiny...you can't miss him, 6'3" and just as wide.
Doreen (Russ's wife) and her sister far right (could be wrong though.

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TheKittens

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Hi Bri,

Ordered those two dvds so will sit and hopefully enjoy when they arrive.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Nice one Tony.
You certainly won't be disappointed in either of them.

Posted by: nightshift (587) Report abuse
Brian, I can still remember Terry Boardman dancing by himself (showing of) to a record called "I like the way you move" up the Casino, I know that the song was covered by Earth Wind and Fire but who sung it originally? Do you know? my money's on Curtis Mayfield!

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I know Earth Wind & Fire's version from around 2005 but I can't find anything on the net re. Curtis or any other soul artist.

I've put a shout out on KTFAudio (not bothering with Soul Source this time), if anything comes back I'll post it up.

Saying that I'm still surfing for the answer as it's bugging me now.

Are you certain about the song title?

Posted by: nightshift (587) Report abuse
Yep Brian, think the Isley Brothers also did a cover!

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The Isley's was Move Your Body but I think that was too late for the Casino.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Could it be this nightshift Thewayyoudothethingsyoudo by The Temptations.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Talking of the Temptations I had to share this with you.
As soulful as it gets....

Busking to the Temps

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
How good's he Bri worth a few bob of anybody's money.

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Amazing talent...you could say it was going to waste.

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Jem. That is not the original Nosmo King. He died in 1952 in his 60s, but the tale is right about how he got his name. It was on a No Smoking compartment on a train

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Thank's for the info marken,didn't know there where two Nosmo's.Was he a singer back then.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Bri,

Speaking of instrumentals, love this, can not remember being played at Wigan though

The Kid

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Ooooh...good shout Tony.

Made popular at the Twisted Wheel and I'm sure it was played at the Casino.

The flip side (although not really Northern), is also a great instrumental for Hammond enthusiasts.

Holiday

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Hi Bri,

Now you have me on the instrumentals, just like you some of the early sounds brilliant, this one definitly brought the dance floor on fire at the Casino

afternoon of the rhino

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Biggest instrumental to hit the scene methinks Tony.

Just had to come back with the excellent flip side.
Nowhere near as popular then but it still got some plays.

I reckon this would fit in nicely now as it has a nice mid-tempo bluesy feel to it.

Bubblegum Breakthrough

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just found this one and thought it was worth posting
Melvin Elling
Lonely Eyes

Plus another quality mid-tempo from the Seven Souls
I Still Love You

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2's up from Joe Tex

First up is one that I have as an album track
and is played in the Modern rooms.
All The Heaven A Man Really Needs

Second one, popular with the 70's crowd and
still gets played out.
Under Your Powerful Love

Posted by: brianjgreen (492) Report abuse
Tony..Brian re the..kid and holiday recorded by andre brasseur(if from wigan bra.sewer)im looking at his album the best of andre brasseur,there is only holiday on it and to be honest the rest are not upto standard, released in 1968.

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Just done some research Brian. The Kid features on his albums 'The Best Of Andre Brasseur No. 2' & 'André Brasseur', as well as on 7".

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I'd like to dedicate this one to all thoise stuck in foreign climes because of the volcano eruption in Iceland.

Excellent floating beat-ballad from The Whispers
Flying High

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Hi Bris,

One of my Blackpool mecca favs from san remo strings

Festival time

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
That's a cracker Tony one of my fav's wade in the water and this one.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Lads

I still have the 45 of the fantastic Johhny C, his big hit don,t depend on me but the b side waitin for the rain was just as good

waitin for the rain

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Mecca sound circa 75 from The Voices Of East Harlem

Cashing In

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This one was recorded by the Originals in the 60's but never released.
It was later found in the Motown vaults and got it's first airing in Stafford in the 80's.

Suspicion

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Just spent 15 minutes rereading the postings to see if this one had already been put on, dont think ive missed it


Chuck Jackson

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6 quality dancers

Marlena Shaw
Wade In The Water

Emanuele Laskey
I'm A Peace Loving Man

Freddie Chavez
They'll Never Know Why

Otis Smith
Let Her Go

Bernard Williams
It's Needless To Say

Howard Guyton
I Watched You Slowly Slip Away

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri think I saw you again Friday about 1 40 pm,same place near enough heading to Ashton.Here's one for Asda andWilliams and Watson co.

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How about this one? in just about everybodys top ten


MEL BRITT

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Tiny...you can't miss him, 6'3" and just as wide.

Is that Tony Bradley?

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Jem: I'd been having some work done on my scooter near Platt waz. I would have been on my way back home.

Another one for you Jem from Williams and Watson.
Too Late

Chatty: Tune!

Stuart: Yes it's Tony. Hung round Wigan around 70/73 (Beachcomber andd Casino) but I don't think he did the nighters.

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Other names Brian:
Terry Touhey.
Terry Hastings.
Judith Holgate.

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I remember a Touhey but I don't think it was Terry. Billy Touhey
Judith Hallgate doesn't ring a bell but Terry Hastings I knew really well. Another good dancer. He was doing allnighters well before I started.

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Stuartxx, I remember Judith Holgate and Terry Hastings but for the life of me can not picture their faces, Terry Touhey, not too sure. Anyway heres one for everyone, its obvious we all had many allnighters between us at Wigan and elsewhere I imagine, but what do you recall of entering through those doors at the top of the stairs into the casino itself for the first time at the allnighter. I remember manifesto being played, I remember the dance floor packed and watching Booper dance, you could not miss him. But what really hit me was this is different, its [edit, brian] brilliant and im here for good. Bri I could be wrong but did you drink, I am sure you where tee total, outside of the allnighters that is.

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HI tony, just to let you know there,s some stuff on
GENERAL..Mood Mosiac..thread..

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
stuart know Terry Hastings from way back late sixty's Beachcomber.Comes from Beach Hill.Tony Bradley played rugby for Tommy moore,Also a lad named Jack Touhey,Jack not being his real name don't know why they called him Jack think his real name is Bernard,he played for Tommy Moore also,may be the lad in question's brother.Judith Holgate,s on more photo's than me.I may know you if you tell me your full name.Anyway here's a slow one Barbara Lynn

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The first time I went to the Casino allnighter I really didn't know what to expect as I'd been to soul nights before but this was a totally new experience for me.
I was well into Bowie at the time. I'd just had my hair done in a Bowie cut at Harvey & Ruperts in Manchester and was wearing black A-line flares, 3" wedge shoes and a silver satin bomber jacket with a large, black Chinese emblem on the back.
It must have been around 1.30 when I walked in. I could hear the music from the front entrance. I paid my money and went straight upstairs to the top bar with the taste of Brut in my mouth and looked over the gallery.
The dancefloor was half full with bodies pumping in rythmn to the 100mph tunes being played. I was gobsmacked! The energy reverberating around the hall was phenomenal, I'd never felt anything like it before.
I don't know how long I stayed that first night, it must have been no more than an hour. I just felt so out of place the way I was dressed.
The following Saturday I went back to Manchester and bought myself some green cord bags (trousers), a couple of Polo type tops and an allnighter bag. I donned some flat shoes and was ready for that night's forthcoming allnighter. From that night I was hooked...and not just on the allnighters!!

It was then that I stopped drinking. I started a craze of pints of orange & lemonade that carried through to the ordinary soul nights. I still drink the same when I go out, as I 've been tee total for the last 18 years or so. I was also known for wearing Patchouli oil, I couldn't stand the smell of Brut.

In all the times I went, I bet I only paid to get in 5 times. Myself, Billy Mac, Wacker, Terry Hastings and some others were supposed to be on cleaning duty from the early session but we used to wait in the girls small 'powder room' adjacent to the snack bar until the doors opened.
Sometimes Mike Walker used to catch us but he never once threw us out.
I'd already become very pally with Mike through all the early sessions I attended. He was always barking orders at people but that was part of his job.
We helped him to paint the gallery and toilets once for no fee, plus I modelled his Casino vests and allnighter bags with my then girlfriend Sandra. I think that's the reason he let us get away with things.

One thing I do regret is giving away 2 sets of 3 original Casino badges he gave me. He'd had 4 different colours made of the Heart Of Soul badge and the First Allnighter badge. He called me in his office and asked my advice on which I preferred. I picked the ones we all know and he gave me the others which were never produced. At the price original ones are selling for on Ebay (£300+) I would have been quids in!

Halcyon days!

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Jem, you're correct with Bernard Touhey, Terry is his younger brother, here he is, second from the left, back row.

Click

You're also correct with Judith,

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Jem
Check your E-mail in-box, I've asking the Moderator to sent you my address.

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
I was well into Bowie at the time. I'd just had my hair done in a Bowie cut at Harvey & Ruperts in Manchester and was wearing black A-line flares, 3" wedge shoes and a silver satin bomber jacket with a large, black Chinese emblem on the back.

No bullsh*t, I remember this very well.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Stuart: I remember Terry now from that picture. Is it Terry or Bernard?

Have you got any pictures of yourself Stuart to jog my memory?

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
That's Terry.
Contact Brian Elsey, the WW main guy, he'll could forward you my E-mail address.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Stuart:
To save messing, here's mine thaknows-nowt@yahoo.com

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E-mail sent.
Cheers.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hi Lads

Back to the music, Edwin Starr was my hero musically. One of the finest artists and gentlemen, these two gems set the scene for anyone into Northern, remember seeing him at the casino, the place was bouncing. Bri, I remember the bowie outfit like it was tomorrow, I actually remember you walking into the casino that night, I think your hair even had the ziggy stardust tints

Agent double o soul

Back Street

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You're right about Edwin being a gentleman Tony. I'd seen him a few times in concert but I met him once on a Mcdonald's car park in his home town Tamworth.
I used to publish a music paper in which I'd written an article about him and wanted to show him. We ended up having a lengthy chat about music and the Northern scene and he invited me as a guest to his next gig at the Gala Bingo hall in Wigan. I turned up and true to his word my name was on the door. He also introduced me to his personal assistant who passed on several personal taped interviews from other Motown artists.

It was because of Edwin we named our band the Ric-Tic soul band.
The man trully was a star!

Here's another cracking tune from the Ric-Tic label.
More laid back than his usual stuff but still very much played on the scene.
I have Faith In You

Plus another stomper from his Motown era.
Time

RE my Bowie phase: You couldn't really miss me Tony. Especially when I wore my full length fur jacket!

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4 mellow tunes from the vaults

Dells
Make Sure

The Natural 4
I Thought You were Mine

Al Williams
I Am Nothing

Last but not least, a massive NS tune by Mel Torme
I'm Comin Home

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Just to go back to Edwin Starr saw him last in 2002 just 12 months before he died.He would have been 60 I think then,just brilliant.He did two spot's had the room bouncing.

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Edwin

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Speaking of entertainers, what about Chubby Checker with this one, just got that suttle beat what gets you going

Discotheque

You have listed some good sounds Bri, have you any idea when the northern soul film will be released, i think its now called soulboy

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Check out the details here Tony....
SOULBOY

There have been extensive debates with Shimmy Marcus, the director, on other forums regarding it's authentic portrayal of the scene. I don't think anyone's got it right yet!

Saying it's set in 1974, they don't do themselves any favours using a modern holdall in the poster and also naming it Soulboy, a word more commonly used to describe someone down south.

The proof's in the pudding though, I suppose we'll all have to wait and see.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Baby Boy now gone.

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Me either.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just going back to Chubby Checker.
I remember first hearing that at the pendulum Manchester.
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5 Motown classics

Marvin Gaye
I'll Be Doggone

Barbara Mcnair
You're Gonna Love My Baby

Martha & The Vandellas
Heatwave

Isley Brothers
Little Miss Sweetness

Brenda Holloway
Think It Over

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri did you look at the Baby boy link,hope you don't mind me putting the photo of you and Sandra in this set of photo's.Just having a mess about,the baby,s my Grandson.I will delete later when you have a look.Jem

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I did mate....nice one! You should be very proud.

No probs with the picture Jem, it's all over the net.

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Darrell Banks Hope this work's,my first youtube post.

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Top tune and great video Jem.
For some reason You Tube won't let me leave a comment.
It keeps saying I'm not signed in.

Here's one I did around 2 years ago.

Pure 100mph heart stopping stomper from Otis Redding...
Loving By The Pound

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Anybody remember seeing the Fantastics at the Casino?
I think they started out as the "Fabulous Temptations" but were then made to stop using that name for obvious reasons.
Saw them a couple of times at Casino, and their showstopper was 'Exodus'. Anyone have a copy or MP3 of this, think it was a B-side single? Would be great to hear it again.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
FantasticsB side of this I think,I saw them it was the week they put this out.1971 saw them on the Wednesday in the Pally before the weekend in the Casino,another tale to it but take to long.Bri great video,Neil Darby Got knocked down by there limo if you ever see him ask him about it

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I saw them in the main hall.
They'd just brought out their single you posted up Jem.
I thought they were...well, fantastic!

In fact I'm not sure if that was the first time I'd ever been in the Casino.

Researched:
Started off as The Velours changed to The Fabulous Temptations then The Fantastics.
Exodus Main Theme was on the flip of For The Old Times Sake 1971.
I can't find a soundbite though.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Three from around 78-79 played by Richard Searling

UP and Over

I dont like to lose

Countrygirl

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Cracking tunes Chatty!

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
This is one of my very first fav'sCheated

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Jem


Just been back through the thread to see if this has been posted but I can't see it.

Gene Chandler
There Was A Time

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri posted that on 6th of April but hey can't get enough of great sound's The Artistics

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Sorry about that Jem. Was worth another post though!

This one's a killer track for me...love dancing to it!

Hank Jacobs
Elijah Rocking With Soul

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Silky Hargraves
Keep Loving Me (Like You Do)

Charades
The Key To My Happiness

Richard Temple
That Beating Rhythm

EDIT: Richard Temple previously posted by Chatty.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Bri,

Another great instrumental for you,its a long weekend in Sydney, got Monday off and you will be pleased to know its pissing down here, looks like a day in listening to my northern with a beer.

Coulered Man

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
One more from the early day's Baby do the philly dog

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Nice one Jem,

Had too play this one, a twisted wheel classic from Billy Butler, Bri will like this one

RightTrack

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I just come across this one, never heard it before, thats what this music does to you, it just finds you another sound and keeps you smiling

I am nothing

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Great tunes lads! Love the last one Tony, another one of my faves.

Here's another haunting melody from Sam Fletcher
I'd Think It Over Twice


Apologies now if I'm doubling up on posts.

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Bri,

Brilliant, Its amazing, you know how sometimes songs just come into your head from the back of no where, that one sits their occasinally and I try to think where the hell did I hear that, heres another one, I maybe doubling up now, hey who cares

run for cover

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I think this maybe the ultimate of Wigans top 3, what do you think Bri, always made me hairs stand on edge, Paul Johnson was brilliant dancing to this had it down to a tee, sorry your not mates Bri anymore, he was a good lad

Better use your head

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An oldy but a goody

Herbert Hunter

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forgot about this one

hung up on your love

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
These chain's of love another owd un

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Here's three of Wigan's Finest 'home grown' Soul(?)

Wigan Soul Number 1

Wigan Soul Number 2

Wigan Soul Number 3

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Tonker:

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Tony: The Dells was one of my first picks. Love that tune!

You're right, Better Use Your Head was a massive spin at Wigan, it used to ram the dancefloor.

4 female vocals....
Barbara Lynn
I'm A Good Woman

Bettye Swann
Kiss My Love Goodbye

Erma Franklin
Whispers Getting Louder

Etta James
Seven Day Fool

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Ohio Players

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Tonker,

As Bri kindly indicated, don,t make us laugh, what a lot of shite, that music almost killed the northern soul scene,and one particular dj was accountable for that crap, here listen to this one and get your feet moving

your gonna make me love you

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
This is one Tony (Blaster) Burns danced to at the Casino on stage 1970 or 71 Jackie Lee Shotgun and the Duck

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Two more

Alexandre Patten

Vibrations



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Excellent choices, Chatty

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Jem: That's one hell of a fast dancer.
Must have been around the same time I saw him with Booper in the Beachcomber.
Booper became an icon on the scene but Tony never got mentioned. I don't know whether it's because Tony left the scene early and Booper didn't.
One thing I can say and I've said this to Tony's face, he blew Booper away that night.

Was he dancing on his own in the Casino or with the 2 girls?
I mentioned him to my elder brother a couple of weeks ago, he reminded me they were called 2 plus 1.


Chatty: I'll second Gwim....excellent choices!

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3 Classics

Mel Williams
Can It Be Me

Billy Prophet
What Can I Do

Dean Parrish
Determination

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Bindun?

Larry Santos

Jerry Willams. If you ask me

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Some top sounds their Gwim, Bri, jem and chatty, keep ongoing like this lads and we will have the whole collection, well maybe, I am sure theirs a few treasures yet unearthed. I am going to flick to the pemps thread to put a few I remember from my youth full days bird chasing, and not the feathered kind.

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Right, Im back, just thrown a few on the pemps music thread, Bri, I think you would like them.

What about this one, loved it but I had to think was it northern, guess what, I paid 5 quid for it back in 1974

Rosemary what happened

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Reparta and the delrons Panic


Sam Williams Love slipped through my fingers

Saxie Russel. Psychedelic Soul

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Gwim: Jerry Williams (Did the lighting for him at Lowton Civic).

Saxie Russell....Still got that in my meagre collection.
Nearly jumped over the Casino gallery once to get on the dancefloor to that one.

Another tune with a memorable intro...Tony & Tyrone
Please Operator

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A timeless classic from The Velours.

I'm Gonna Change

Plus...Sam Ward
Sister Lee

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Brian/Tony/Jem. I have two MP3 cd's full of such music.
Disc one has the albums:
Wigan Casino Story 1
The Wigan Casino Story Continues...
The Wigan Casino story. The final chapter
Wigan Casino 25th Anniversary.
Wigans ovation - Northern soul dancer

Disc 2 has the albums:
It's Okeh up North
Northern soul dance party
Northern soul Golden Memories vol 1
Northern soul Memories
Richard Searling opresents 100% Casino
Richards floorfillers
The Twisted Wheel Story
The Twisted Wheel Story-One more time.


You can google the albums to find out what songs are on.
If you want copies, you are welcome to them.

Little Richard-Don't want to talk about it.

Johnny Bragg-They`re Talking About Me

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri forgot about the girls being on stage with Tony Burns'it's almost 40 year's ago plus I was just mesmerized by the speed of his feet going in time to the music.

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The Sweet Things I'm in A World Of Trouble

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Gwim: That's a very generous offer although I've got most of them already on CD. Unfortunately it's my vinyl collection I haven't got many of.


Jem: After I saw Tony at the Beachcomber I had to wait a couple of minutes for my eyes to focus properly!

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just noticed this one on the same page as The Sweet Things.

Bob Relf
My Little Girl

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just found this one as well...new one to my ears.

Jesse James
Are You Gonna Leave Me

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Cheers grim, bri

Isn't this modern technology great? If you'd have said 15 years ago i'd be walking around today with a mobile phone in my pocket and when someone rings me it will play a tune that i just about remember from the Casino (and not heard since) from nearly 20 years before that i'd have told them they'd been watching to much Star Trek. And now nearly all of them on You Tube!

Johnny Caswell

Lee Roye

Little Ritchie

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Lee Roye - SUPERB. Again with the choices, Chatty

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Sister Sledge Love don't you go through no changes on me

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They don't come much better than this...
Jimmy Robbins
I Can't Please You


Plus two beautiful tunes from Darrow Fletcher
What Good Am I Without You

What Have I Got Now

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Chatty: Yer right on the phone thing mate.
This one's my present ringtone
Boogaloo No. 3

Great tunes by the way lads.

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NO apologies if this has already been posted.
It's just a superb tune from a fantastic singer...

Roy Hamilton - Cracking Up Over You


EDIT: Chatty posted this early on in the thread.

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I'm on a roll.

Love dancing to this. It's one of those you can float to.
The string arrangement is superb.

Enjoy!
Benny Troy -I Wanna Give You Tomorrow

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An excellent Wigan sound by Rubin. You've Been Away

Cliff Nobles My Love Is Getting Stronger

Bunny Sigler Don't Make Me Wait Too Long

The Salvadors Stick By Me Baby

The Superlatives I Still Love You

Finishing off with a 100mph stomper accompanied by an excellent video clip...
Ike & Tina Turner Dust My Broom

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Sometimes you have to save some of the best to last, nothing else defines Wigan Casino more than this. It grabs you, makes you listen and then makes you dance.

Breakaway

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Bri,

just for you, sax just brilliant

nothing can compare

And the more of the best yet to come

cause your mine

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2 crackers there Tony.

How folk never got a heart attack dancing to the Vibrations is beyond me!
It's always been one of my favourites.

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Whilst we're talking about sax and heart attacks here's another couple of classic 100mph stompers.

Both tunes crossed over from the rock and roll era and were massive on the Northern scene, especially at Wigan.
I was in touch with Ace Cannon a few years ago, I never did ask him was it him playing on Little Queenie, as he replaced Bill Black's sax player early on in their career.

Ace Cannon
Sea Cruise

Bill Black's Combo
Little Queenie

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Stay close to me

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This one's for Tina the bread knife (wifeLove Love Love

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Another NS film that I'd totally forgotten about called appropriately, Northern Soul, is due for release in Autumn of this year.
It's directed by the film maker Elaine Constantine, who was also responsible for Moloko's much acclaimed, haunting music video that featured NS dancers. Moloko - Familiar Feeling
Check out the comment 7 down by jacmtl....sums it all up really!

There's not much on their website Northern Soul the film but I have managed to find an interview by 2 of the leading actors.Interview
'Keb', who they mention twice, is Keb Darge, a much respected dancer on the scene, who oversaw all the dance scenes.
Also, with 2 of the main consultants being major names in the field of Northern Soul, this looks to be a very promising attribute to the scene as a whole.

As I mentioned previously about Soulboy though...I suppose we'll have to wait and see.

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Haven't heard those 2 for years Jem.
Both of them absolute quality tunes in their own right.

Stay Close To Me can bring a smile to anyone's face. Pure magic!

and Bobby Hebb...what a voice!

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EDIT: Just seen the Stax Story on the same page....another excellent documentary.
You can get them both for £15.

Hi Bri, dvds arrived yesterday, watched the motown one first, did not realise the funk brothers so big and yet so far in the background, I did know of them but wow, how many still alive since that doc was done. I will watch the stax story tonight, let you know my thoughts.

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Knew you'd enjoy it Tony.
In fact I think I'll watch it again this afternoon.

9th April @ 20.29 on this thread.
Did some research and as far as I know 4 of the 'original 13' are still living.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
I don,t mean what the title say's,just putting this That's Enough track on

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5 well known classics.
Again apologies if I've doubled up on anyone.

Bunny SiglerGirl Don't Make Me Wait

Willie TeeWalking Up A One Way Street

Johnny CaswellYou Don't Love Me Anymore

The DriftersYou Gotta Pay Your Dues

Pointer SistersSend Him Back

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Don't remember this at the Casino, but it was a popular number at Morecambe Pier nighters.
Frank Wilson, Janice
To be Honest, I didn't know Frank Wilson did this either, I have the Skip Mahoney version.

This was definately played at The Casino.
The Posse-Evil

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Joy Lovejoy In OrbitI Just Kept on Dancing Doug Banks

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Picture me gone
Spotted this in Jem's link

You didn't say a word-Yvonne Baker

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Hi Bri / Lads, finished watching the Stax dvd last night, very powerful upbeat music, not smooth like motown, you can start to see how the stompers came about.
Love this from Sam and Dave

you dont know like I know

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Shake a tale feather

Kow it's bindun but I adore this song.
The contours-just a little misunderstanding

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Another from Fred Hughes Oo Wee Baby,I Love You

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Gwim: Janice was released in 1980 so betting is it was played at the Casino. First time I've heard this version as well...no wonder if it's a Levine production!

Tony: Glad you enjoyed the Stax Story mate.

Dee Dee Sharp What Kind Of Lady

Archie Bell and the Drells Here I Go Again

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wade on the water

Posted by: upthetims (6399) Report abuse
never seen them guys up the Casino brianj,good sound and brilliant dancers

Posted by: upthetims (6399) Report abuse
had a skinfull toneet,just listened to Archie Drell,feel like i've dropped 20 blueys,buzzin!!!!!!

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Upthetims:

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Don't think this ones been posted? In fact "I just don't know"

Chubby Checker

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Soul Brothers Six Some Kind Of Wonderful

The Falcons Good Good Feeling

The Sapphires Baby You Got Me

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For all you old speedsters out there; I'm "coming down" in the morning, and of course Rita Dacosta

Lou pride

Don't bring me down

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Rare soul at it's finest...
The FidelsTry A Little Harder

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A massive classic sound from the Twisted Wheel...
The Incredibles
Nothing Else To Say

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3 quality tunes

Chuck jackson - I've Got The Need

Cajun Hart - Got To Find A Way

The Natural Four - I Thought You Were Mine

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Viola Wills Got Love Jonny Wyatt This Thing Called Love The Professionals That's Why I Love You

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5 mid tempo crossovers.

Rozetta Johnson
Mine Was Real

Guitar Ray You're Gonna Wreck My Life

100% Pure Poison You Keep Coming Back

Cookie Scott I Don't Care

The Cashmeres Showstopper

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Another 100 mile an hour stomper

Soul Brothers Six

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From Brunswick Wrong Number Lee Charles . Herb Johnson Purple Haze Johnny Jones

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Great choons lads.
Long time since I've heard Purple Haze Jem. Cracking version.

From me:
3 superb, soulful tunes straight out of Chicago from the 5 Stairsteps.

No apologies given if the first one has already been posted because it's pure quality!

Stay Close To Me

Playgirls Love

Don't Waste Your Time

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Betty Everett

Posted by: jackdog (569) Report abuse
More Mecca oldies from the late 60s...

Little Hank

O’Jays

Shirley Ellis

Poets

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Maybe these are even older...

Donnie Elbert

Platters

Tammi Lynn

Elgins

Martha and the Vandellas

Drifters

Edwin Starr

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One that's stumped me is trying to remember the artist who wrote and recorded a song called something like 'Showstopping, Fingerpopping..'
He was a solo vocalist who appeared live at the Casino in the late 60s/early 70s, and that song was almost, but not quite, identical to the Contours 'Just a Little Misunderstanding', which was a hit at the time.
He made a point of saying "that's MY song originally" when he performed it.
Can't recall the name of the singer...could it have been Johnson or Jackson, or Joe something?
Hellllllpppp anybody please...

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Just a guess:

Shake and Fingerpop (1965; a single by DeWalt/Horn/Woods)

Jr Walker and the All Stars

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
This one was highly praised on another forum about 10 minutes prior to me posting this.
I'd never heard it before but it's already making my neck tingle.

Starts off kinda quirky but what a beautiful tune and vocals.
There's also a nice, raw, tenor sax break around 1:54.

Colette Kelly
City Of Fools

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jackdog: I was back in the Beachcomber with that last list.

Stuart may be right with Junior Walker...
Here it is....(any excuse to play it)

CHOON!!
Shake and Finger Pop

EDIT:
Bugger it, let's have the Contours as well.
One of the definitive Northern tunes to date. I can get lost in this one.
Excellent video clip as well!
Just A Little Misunderstanding

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse
HIYA,
BEEN FOLLOWING THIS THRED IT'S A GOODUN ANY WAY THE CHOON YOUR LOOKING FOR IS, SHO NUFF GOT A GOOD THING GOING, BY
J J JACKSON. DON'T HAVE THE BUCKET MAYBEE MR JOLLEY CAN HELP.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Jackdog think Sho' Nuff (Got A Good Thing Going) could be the one by JJ Jackson.

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Coke just beat me to the post there,I didn't see your post till this morning.I couldn't have done all the set up in 6 min's .So your not sorted on the bucket yet.I new the word's and tune couldn't think of the title at first but have it on a C D Sock it to 'em Soul.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I'd never have got that one lads.
First time I've heard it I think.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
The official Soulboy trailer...SOULBOY



If anyone's seen the first trailer, this is very similar but without the old 'This England' casino footage.
Plus they've removed the tune Bari Track, as it won't now be featured in the film.
It also looks like they won't be using music by Weller, Whinehouse, Duffy and Feeder as originally stated. (Thank god!)

The film is set for release in UK cinemas in September and the 2CD soundtrack album will be released by Universal around June 14th.

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Not too sure about the bag Bri, Looks a little too modern for me, anyway I guess it gives the message, I know of another northern film being made, I think they start filming in Spring, hope they both potray the scene the right way, actually I think you told me about it.

Off to a mod exhibition in Sydney on Saturday, some 150 scooters lining up to be displayed,70s, lammys and vespas, so I will take a few pics Bri and mail them to you for your site if you like.



Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Yer right about the bag Tony...straight out of the nineties.

The other film is called Northern Soul.
Details Posted 2nd May 2010 at 19:16.

The Mod Exhibition sounds cool mate.
If you can get some good shots and a bit of info about it I'll be glad to fit it on my site.

My scoot's unrideable at the moment.
Went to tax it May 1st and found out it's not registered in my name. I can't find the green supplement the seller gave me, so after paying £25 I now have to wait for the DVLA to issue a duplicate. It could take upto another 4 weeks.
To say I'm peed off is an understatement!

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Thanks for the guesses everybody...I would have known if it was Jnr Walker though...
But brilliant remembering by jem glover and coke73, that's the one all right...J.J. Jackson, and it's a cracking record to hear again. I would never have remembered the 'Sho Nuff' title on my own.
Doesn't it sound exactly like the Contours number though? Surprised there wasn't a legal battle for copying, as J.J obviously thought he was the originator of it...

jem glover comment about Sock it to Em CD reminds me of another owd un, and another good one that were both on an LP of a similar name...

Rex Garvin

Astors

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More owd uns...although I have to say I am enjoying listening to the 'newer' tunes other people are putting on, some of which are completely new to me (a pre-allnighter Casino-ite, Mecca-ite and even earlier Monaco-ite)

Hope you like the owd uns too, they are the roots of what became 'Northern Soul', which we never knew by that name until the allnighters made it more popular...

Capitols

Gene Chandler

Platters

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
As they say Jackdog the owd un's are the best and they sure can be.Like this uplifter if your a bit down by the time you've herd this well the answerWilliam Bell is in the title Arther Conley Funky Street and this

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Some of the tunes that where around in 1970 71 think the term is Blue Westbound #9 eyed soulNobody but me a couple of tunes of what I mean

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Kenny Gamble

Jay Traynor

7th Avenue Aviators

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Does anyone remember this T shirt?

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jackdog: I don't think anyone can say they've heard all the tunes played on the scene, a lot of them are new to me as well.
I love hearing the oldies and classics as much as the 'new' stuff, as a lot of them bring back long lost memories. Donny Elbert that you posted for one: I remember it was constantly played not only at the Beachcomber but also in the amusement arcade in King Street where we always used to hang out. Like you said...they are the roots of what became 'Northern Soul'

Chatty: Another new one for me...Kenny Gamble - The Jokes On You. How good is that!!

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Just seen your trailer for souled out, Brian.
(Wonder if Ant got royalties?)

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How about this for sounding very much like the Donny Elbert one Inez&Charlie Fox La De Da I Love You. another from Donny Elbert Little piece of Leather Willie Hightower Nobody but you

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jem: Inez and Charlie Fox was released a year before Donny Elbert....surely there must be some connection.

Another 2 that go way back and were played at the Twisted Wheel...

Bob Kuban and The Inmen - The Cheater

Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King - Ready Willing & Able

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse

HIYA,
HOW ABOUT THE IMPRESSIONS, CAN'T SATISFY,
STILL NO BUCKET SO IT'S DOWN TO ONE OF YOU.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Brilliant song, Coke....
You don't need bucket. Just find the song you want on youtube, copy the address and paste it here =
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scWHIX5m6XE
prefix it with [url=
after the link put a ]
then type the name -Can't satisfy-
then finish with [/url]
Your post will then look like this
Can't satisfy

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Special reason for posting these next 2 as the video clips feature my all time favourite dancers....The Nicholas Brothers. You can certainly see where the inspiration for NS dancing evolved from!
I remember first seeing them years ago when they featured in the film Stormy Weather. Now, thanks to the net their dancing is featured everywhere.
Their routines are so slick and precise Gregory Hines once said, if they ever mde a film about them, in order to replicate their moves you'd have to computer generate them because no-one else would compare. (or summert like that!)

The first clip shows them at the ages of 43 and 50 according to the postscript. All I can say is there's hope for us all.

Eddie Holland - Just Aint Enough Love

This second one marries beautifully with the Dells (any excuse for a second posting) and is worth watching right to the end.

The Dells - Run For Cover

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Hey up Gwim... Wonder if Ant got royalties?)

Which Ant?
I know in the first clip where it shows the This England footage, there's a small lad spinning at the corner of the stage. Is that him? I always thought that was little Eric though!
Saying that, I'm probably way off track.

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3 classy tunes that are guaranteed to fill a dancefloor...

The Dynells - Call On Me

Constellations - Didn't Know How To

Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You Babe

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
The last lad doing the spinning, forgot his surname. was always entering the dance comps, mostly winning too....
[look at 1:58. May be wrong of course.(Could be Burke, the name popped in my head just then)

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That's him Gwim...Ant Burke!! Top spinner and always danced in that corner.
I remember trying to take some pictures of him spinning and all I got was the back of his head!

For some reason I keep getting his name mixed up with little Eric and I knew them both really well. DOH!!.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Little Eric from Scholes?...Knocked about (a bit) with Glen ack perchance?

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Don't know where he came from Gwim,or who he hanged about with. Probably the same one though as I never knew 2 called Little Eric.
My brain's that addled now I can't even remember who I hung with!

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Ah...Same as me then.

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help me

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IT WORKS THANKS BRI

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Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Beautiful tune from the Queen of Memphis...Carla Thomas
I'll Never Stop Loving You

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
It wasn't me who helped you Coke, it was Gwim.

Bloody nutter!

Good tune though!

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Here's another lady of soul.
The incredible voice of Ruby Andrews.

Just Loving You

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...and my third female selection for tonight...
Jeanett WilliamsSomething's Got A Hold On Me

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SORRY GWIM IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE VINO

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S'ok, Coke...As long as you are sorted

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Tell me it's just a rumour baby Isley Brothers.

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[url= http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP2J9vCnClA]
quicksand [/url]

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Coke. take the space away from between the equals symbol = and the H in http, and the space after the word quicksand and before the open bracket.
Everything else is ok.

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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP2J9vCnClA]

quicksand[/url]

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[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GP2J9vCnClA]
quicksand [/url]

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quicksand

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Well done just going to see if I could help you but no need.Have to go Alex the Grandson jumping all over me, catch you later

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
You're not on your own Coke.
I still get it wrong...hence all my edits!

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse
BRI IF I KNEW HOW to EDIT, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN RIGHT SECOND TIME ON.

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
See your text box, Coke. to the bottom right of it, you will see the word 'Edit'. If you make a mistake, click the Edit and alter your post.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Some Blue Eyed Soul

Beverly Ann

Paul Anka

Barbara Mills

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse

THANKS GWIM GOT THAT BIT SUSSED NOW.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Listening to Russ Winstanley on BBC Radio Lancashire at the moment, on every Saturday 6.00 till 8

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse

JEM, MAKE SURE YOU GIVE ALEX HIS TOYS BACK.

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chatty,
just ad a listen to russ the music was brill,thanks for the info.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Coke I can't wait till he get's a bit older,and I can get some proper toy's The Crow Your Autumn of Tomorrow Dena BarnesIf you ever walk out of my life.

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Jackie Wilson Soul Galore Jackie WilsonIt Only happens(when I look at you)

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Couple of rare tunes but goodies....

Lester Tipton - This Won't Change

Billy Woods - Let Me Make You Happy

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Couple of instrumentals of well known vocals...

Edwin Starr - Back Street

Funk Brothers - Suspicion

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2 in the Latin groove...

Mongo Santamaria - Latin Soul

Joe Bataan - Gipsy Woman

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
No probs Coke, they have a listen again facility on line so even if you miss it at the time you can catch it again anytime during the week.I usually listen to it later in the background whilst surfing the Web

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one of R ANN'S FAV'S at the top of the stairs

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Hia coke r Anns got good taste.

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HIYA W,
R ANN'S GETTING EARACKE FROME HER FATHER HE NEVER SHUT'S UP, I'M LISTENING TO BBC RAIDO LANCISHIRE SUNDAY NIGHT SOUL, I'LL SOON BE 16 AGAIN.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
This next one is one of many that come through by email every day through the KTFaudio Yahoo group.
It was dedicated to 2 of the members who both lost one of their parents this week.

First time spin for me but I think it's such a beautiful song it's well worth sharing with you all.

Almeta Lattimore -These Memories

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Good song, Brian.
Spotted this on the page
Yvonne Baker - You didn't say a word

Agent double 0 soul


Must have a cracking Nighter' between us by now with these numbers.

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2 crackin tunes Gwim

I was going to make a list today of all the tunes posted but didn't get the chance.
You're right, they'd be good spins for any allnighter.
A good mix of oldies, classics, crossover and rare.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
A couple of my fav Motown tunesSince I Lost My Baby All Because I Love You

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Well lads, I could not resist this, My first dancing tune at the monaco Hindley, just turned 14 and tried to get up the stairs to the bar, the bouncer soon give me a piece of his grizzly voice so I decided dancing was a better course of valour

uptight

Never went to the mod exhibition Bri, got wind off the mates pretty shite, they stopped all the old lammys and vepsas going in so I thought up yours, we decided Bondi for a ride and then home for the cup final.

If you list all these sounds Bri what would you name it

Maybe the wigan worlds allnighter

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse
get out of my heart


Posted by: jackdog (569) Report abuse
Three more I don't think have been posted already, sorry if they have it's a big thread to go back through and I keep getting distracted by following some of the links as I read through it...!

Artistics

Tony Clarke

Homer Banks

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all i need

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Great lyrics and atmosphere on this one

Ray Pollard

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
We have to have one with pie in the title,don't know one called Meat and Praytor so will have to make do Apple Peaches Pumpkin Pie Barbara Lynn Take your love and run.

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moonlight don't stop now

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Pattie labelle and The Bluebelles You Forgot How To Love Me

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
A few of my faves sorry dont know how to link.

Better use your head "Little Anthony"
Crackin Up "Roy Hamilton"
The Drifter "Ray Pollard"
Seven Day Lover "James Fountain"
Our Love is in the Pocket "J J Barnes"
I go to Pieces "Gerri Grainger"
I never Knew " Eddie Foster"
Youve got your mind on other things "Beverley Ann"

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Another from the Brunswick label Wrong Number Lee Charles.

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
I was a little on the young side for the Casino scene but was a regular at the monaco and one song that sticks in my mind from that time was "Adam and Eve". Can anyone tell me who the artist was please.

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
There you go Wanner

Reflections


Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
Wow that was quick, cheers chatty. This is a cracking thread I only got to bed at 2am last night going through all the song links. So many memories, Its in the blood KTF.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
You where on the starting block's there chatty very quick The Dynells from Atco.And another from Barbara Lynn on Atlantic Your Losing Me. and this from Barbara Lewis I Remember The Feeling

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
Hello, Wanner. Some bloody good tunes mentioned there, my friend

Posted by: paul (2978)  Report abuse
This brings back so many memories for me, Beachcomber, Monaco, Casino and the Blackpool Mecca, was always jealous of Tony or Terry from Worsely Hall who was the best dancer of my age group, memory's is going a bit can't remember his last name but do remember him getting stabbed one night walking home, luckily he made a full recovery!

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Paul,

I think your thinking of Tony Burns who,s been mentioned previoulsy on this thread, the best dancer by far on the scene back then

Posted by: paul (2978)  Report abuse
The one and only tony g, the one and only, boy could he dance! wonder where he is today, not seen him in nearly 40 years, thanks for that Tony.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Sorry for neglecting the thread for a while.
Started work on Monday and I've just not had any time to turn round.

Nice to see a couple more Soulies on the dancefloor...welcome Paul and Wanner.
Get your boxes open lads and spin us some sounds.
This thread is talc and chewing gum friendly!

Will definitely try and make a list at the weekend of the tunes played, just for reference.

First from me for tonight.
Massive spin both at the Torch and the Casino...
George Carrow - Angel Baby (Don't You Spread Your Wings)

Don't know where this was first played but it became another massive dancer at the Casino..
Skullsnaps - My Hang Up Is You

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A mixed bag of 5 for an early session..

Danny Wagner - I Lost A True Love

Sharon Scott - Could It Be You

Hesitations - That's What Love Is

Willy McDougal - Don't Turn Away

Little Flint - Pain

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Larry Clinton She's Wanted Love Slipped Through My Fingers Sam Williams. Rita and the Tiaras Gone With Wind is My Love

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
3 solid tunes for your Friday session...

Richie Adams - I Can't Escape From You

Johnny Wyatt - This Thing Called Love

Millionaires - Never For Me

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Timothy Wilson Love is Like a Itchin in my Heart Johnny Sayles I Can't Get Enough Mary Wells Can't You See(Your Losing Me)

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Still not had time to do a list cos of the workload and other commitments.

Anyway, here's a 1979 remake of a Spinners tune by a relatively unknown Australian group...Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star Band - I'll Be Around

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Billy Stewart with the old Paul Robeson songOl' Man River From Showboat The Whatnauts I Dig Your Act Willie Kendrick Whats that on your Finger

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Well who would have thaught this thread would have had so much interest Brilliant BuT I MUST SAY YOU LOST ME A WHile LE AGO WHEN YOU LOT WAS DANCING TO ALL THIS MUSIC I WAS A YOUNG MUM all of 36 years ago what a memory you all have glad to have been of service hope it continues ..some great music..

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Hey up Bri, this ones just for you now your working again Right Track everyone loves to dance to this wheel and torch special.

And another classic, got to be one of my top 10, when I here it, I always think of Wigan and that wonderful club called the casino You dont love me

rbilly, you have created a monster, this thread can never die

One for the roadLuther Ingram Exus Trek

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Three 'unusual' ones...

One from Mecca 'smooching time'....!!! By the Supremes.

One from Wayne Fontana, yes that Wayne Fontana, and this was a big hit around the soul clubs in the late 60s/early 70s.

And one from the Drifters, which was also massive in the discos but not one of their most famous songs.

Supremes

Wayne Fontana

Drifters

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Jackie LeeDarkest Days Archie Bell and the Drells I Can't Stop Dancing A gutsy soul track from 1970,Gwen McCray Lead Me On

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jem: Love the Willie Hendricks and Larry Clinton tracks.

Tony: Thanks for the Right Track dedication mate. Been out of work for nearly 6 months all told with one thing and another and although it's hard graft at the moment, it's nice earning some money.
Sincerely appreciated!

3 upbeat tracks from me tonight...

Age Of Bronze - I'm Gonna Love You

Codoy Colbert - Baby I Loike It

Robby Lawson - Burning Sensation

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
(Come on be my)Sweet DarlinJimmy (Soul) Clarke. Please let me in J J.Barnes The Incredibles Ther's Nothing Else To Say

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
As promised, here's a list of what's already been posted.
If there are any omissions it's because the videos are no longer available and I don't know which tune matches the artist (or vice versa).
Hopefully I've removed all the twicers.
I've not counted them but I'd say there were around 300 tunes.

Keep em spinning!

100% Pure Poison - You Keep Coming Back
7th Avenue Aviators - You Should 'O Held On
Al Williams - I Am Nothing
Arther Conley - Funky Street
The Artistics - I'm gonna miss you
Almeta Lattimore -These Memories
Archie Bell and the Drells - Here I Go Again
Al Wilson - The Snake
Alfie Davidson - Love Is A Serious Business
Alexander Patten - a lil lovin` sometime
Andre Brasseur - the kid
ANDRE BRASSEUR - HOLIDAY
Age Of Bronze - I'm Gonna Love You
Archie Bell and the Drells - I Can't Stop Dancing
American Poets - She Blew A Good Thing
Astors – Candy
Ace Cannon - Sea Cruise
Bill Black's Combo - Little Queenie
Bobby Hebb - Love Love Love
Betty Everett - Getting Mighty Crowded
Bob Kuban and The Inmen - The Cheater
Benny Troy -I Wanna Give You Tomorrow
Billy Woods - Let Me Make You Happy
Billy Stewart - Ol' Man River
Bunny Sigler - Let the Good Times Roll
Barbara West – Congratulations Baby
Barbara Lynn - You're Losing Me
Barbara Lewis - I Remember The Feeling
Bob Relf - My Little Girl
Bunny Sigler - Girl Don't Make Me Wait
Barbara Mills - Queen Of Fools
Barbara Mcnair - You're Gonna Love My Baby
BARBRA LYNN - TAKE YOUR LOVE AND RUN
Billy Scott & the Prophets - I Got The Fever
Benny Mahon - She Knows How
Bernard Williams - It's Needless To Say
Billy Butler - RightTrack
Billy Prophet - What Can I Do
Beverley Ann – You’ve got your mind on other things
Barbara Lynn - I'm A Good Woman
Bettye Swann - Kiss My Love Goodbye
Bunny Sigler - Don't Make Me Wait Too Long
Bobby Sheen - Something New To Do
Bobby Sheen - I May Not Be What You Want
Brenda Holloway - Think It Over
Clarence Carter - Messing With My Mind
Cecil Washington & The Group - I Don't Like To Lose
Cliff Nobles - My Love Is Getting Stronger
Cookie Scott – I Don’t Care
Cliff Nobles & Co. - The Horse
Chuck Woods - Seven Days Too Long
Chubby Checker - I just don't know
Charades - The Key To My Happiness
Codoy Colbert - Baby I Like It
Capitols - Cool Jerk
Constellations - Didn't Know How To
Colette Kelly - City Of Fools
Contours - Just a little misunderstanding
Chubby Checker - At The Discotheque
Chuck jackson - I've Got The Need
Cajun Hart - Got To Find A Way
Chuck Jackson - These Chains Of Love
CHUCK JACKSON - I ONLY GET THIS FEELING
Carla Thomas - I'll Never Stop Loving You
Chuck Jackson Hand it over
Charles Sheffield - It's Your Voodoo Working
CARSTAIRS - IT REALLY HURTS ME GIRL
Dean Parrish – Determination
Dee Dee Sharp - What Kind Of Lady
Darrell Banks - Open The Door To Your Heart
Dells - Make Sure
DETROIT EMERALDS - FEEL THE NEED IN ME
Dean Parrish - Determination
Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star Band - I'll Be Around
Doug Banks - I Just Kept on Dancing
Dena Barnes - If you ever walk out of my life.
Donny Elbert - Little piece of Leather
Danny Wagner - I Lost A True Love
DONNIE ELBERT - where did our love go
Darrell Banks - Someone Somewhere (Needs You)
Darrow Fletcher - What Good Am I Without You
Darrow Fletcher - What Have I Got Now
Don Thomas - Come On Train
Darryl Banks - open the door to your hart
Dobie Gray Out on the floor
DONNY BURDICK - BARI TRACK
Dena Barnes - If You Ever Walk Out Of My Life
Don Covay - It's Better To Have (And Don't Need)
Erma Franklin - Whispers Getting Louder
Etta James - Seven Day Fool
Earl Van Dyke - 6X6
EDDIE PARKER - I'M GONE
Eddie Bishop - Call Me
Elgins - Put Yourself In My Place
Eddie Foster - I never Knew
Elgins - Put Yourself In My Place
Earles – Everybody’s Got Somebody
Epitome Of Sound - You Don't Love Me
Eddie Holland - Just Aint Enough Love

Edwin Starr - Stop Her On Sight (S.O.S)
Edwin Starr - I Have Faith In You
Edwin Starr - Agent double o soul
Edwin Starr - Back Street
Edwin Starr - I have Faith In You
Edwin Starr - Time
Edwin Starr - scott's on swinger
Emanuele Laskey - I'm A Peace Loving Man
Edwin Starr - Back Street (inst)
Funk Brothers - Suspicion (inst)
Fantastics - Something Old Something New
Frank Wilson, - Janice
Freddie Chavez - They'll Never Know Why
Funk Brothers - Aint no mountain high enough
Freddie King - One Hundred Years
Fred Hughes - Oo Wee Baby,I Love You
Flaming Ember - Westbound #9
Guitar Ray - You're Gonna Wreck My Life
Gerri Grainger - I go to Pieces
GENE TOONES - WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT
Gene Chandler - There Was A Time
Gwen McCray - Lead Me On
GENE CHANDLER - nothing can stop me
George Carrow - Angel Baby (Don't You Spread Your Wings)
Herbert Hunter - I Was Born To Love You
Homer Banks - (60 Minutes Of Your Love)
Hank Jacobs - Elijah Rocking With Soul
Hesitations - That's What Love Is
Howard Guyton - I Watched You Slowly Slip Away
Human Beinz - Nobody But Me
Herb Johnson & the impacts - I'm so glad
Inez&Charlie Fox - La De Da I Love You.
Isley Brothers - All Because I Love You
Isley Brothers - Tell Me It's Just A Rumor Baby
Isley Bros - got to have you back
IsleyBrothers- My Love Is Your Love
Isley Brothers - Little Miss Sweetness
Ike & Tina Turner - Dust My Broom
Impressions - You've Been Cheatin
Joy Lovejoy - In Orbit
Jay Traynor - Up & Over
Jackie Lee - Shotgun and the Duck
Jerry Willams - If you ask me
Jack Montgomery - Dearly Beloved
Jay & The Techniques - Apples Peaches Pumpkin Pie
Jerry Butler Moody Woman
Jackie Lee - Darkest Days
Johnny Jones - Purple Haze
Jesse James - Are You Gonna Leave Me
Johnny Wyatt - This Thing Called Love
Johnny Caswell - You Don't Love Me Anymore
Jimmy Robbins - I Can't Please You
James and Bobby Purify - Shake a Tail Feather
J.J.JACKSON - SHO NUFF (GOT A GOOD THING GOING ON)
Johnny Bragg - They`re Talking About Me
Jackie Wilson - Soul Galore
Jackie Wilson - It Only happens (when I look at you)
Jackie Wilson - since you showed me how to be happy
JACKIE WILSON - because of you
Jackie Wilson - The Who Who Song
Jackie Wilson - I Dont Want To Lose You Now
Jeanette Williams - Something's Got A Hold On Me
Jimmy Holiday & Clydie King - Ready Willing & Able
Jimmy Radcliff - Long After Tonight Is All Over
Jimmy Conwell - Cigarette Ashes
Just Brothers - Sliced Tomatoes
Johnny Caswell - You Don't Love Me Anymore
Judy Street - What
James Carr - That's What I Want To Know
Johnny Wyatt - This Thing Called Love
Joe Bataan - Gipsy Woman
James Fountain - Seven Day Lover
J J Barnes - Our Love is in the Pocket
Joe Tex - All The Heaven A Man Really Needs
Joe Tex - Under Your Powerful Love
Jr Walker - Good Rockin
Johnny Sayles - I Can't Get Enough
Jimmy (Soul) Clarke - (Come on be my)Sweet Darlin
J J.Barnes - Please let me in
Jay Traynor - Up & Over
Kenny Gamble - The Jokes on you
Lee Roye - Tears
Laura Greene - Moonlight Music and You
Little Anthony - Better use your head
Lee Charles - Wrong Number.
Little Richie - Just Another Heartache
Luther Ingram - Exus Trek
Larry Santos - You Got Me Where You Want Me Now
Lenis Guess - just ask me
Lou Lawton - Nik Nak Paddy Wack
Larry Williams & Johnny Watson - Two For The Price Of One
Larry Williams and Johnny Watson - Quitter Never Wins
Little Flint - Pain
Little Hank - mr bang bang man
Little Anthony & The Imperials - Better use your head
Luther Ingram - If It's All The Same To You Babe
Lou Pride - I'm Com'un Home In The Morn'un
Little Richard - Don't want to talk about it.
Lester Tipton - This Won't Change

Larry Clinton - She's Wanted
Mitch Ryder and the DW - Breakout and You Get Your Kicks
MIKE POST COALITION - Bubblegum Breakthrough
Melvin Elling - Lonely Eyes
Marlena Shaw - Wade In The Water
Mel Britt - She'll Come Running Back
Mongo Santamaria - Latin Soul
Major Lance - Love Pains
Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
Major Lance - Aint No Soul (Left In Thes Old Shoes)
Mel Torme - I'm Comin Home
Marvin Gaye - I'll Be Doggone
Martha & The Vandellas - Heatwave
Mel Williams - Can It Be Me
MIKE & IKE - SAX ON THE TRACK
Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
Millie Jackson - House For Sale
Millionaires - Never For Me
MOSES AND JOSHUA - GET OUT OF MY HEART
Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Quicksand
Martha Reeves And The Vandellas - Third Finger Left Hand
Mary Wells - Can't You See(Your Losing Me)
Mickey Champion - What Good Am I
Mike Post Coalition - Afternoon On The Rhino
Nolan Porter - If I Could Only Be Sure
N F Porter Keep On Keeping On
Otis Redding - Loving By The Pound
Otis Smith - Let Her Go
Olympics - Baby Do The Philly Dog
PAUL ANKA - When We Get There
Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back
Paul Anka – Can’t Help Loving You
Pattie labelle and The Bluebelles - You Forgot How To Love Me
Platters - Washed Ashore
Ruby Andrews - Just Loving You
Richard "Popcorn" Wylie - Rosemary What Happened
Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers - Sock it To' em JB
Robby Lawson - Burning Sensation
R Dean Taylor - lets go somewhere
Richard Temple - That Beating Rhythm
ROY HAMILTON-CRACKIN' UP OVER YOU
Ramsey Lewis - Wade In The Water
Rozetta Johnson - Mine Was Real
Ruby Winters - In the middle of a Heartache
Roy Lee Johnson - Boogaloo Number 3
Rubin. - You've Been Away
Rita Dacosta - Dont Bring Me Down
Reparata and the Delrons - Panic
Roscoe Robinson – That’s Enough
Ray Pollard - The Drifter
Rita and the Tiaras - Gone With Wind is My Love
Richie Adams - I Can't Escape From You
Ruby Andrews - Just Loving You
Stevie Wonder - Uptight (Everything's Alright)
Steve Karmen Featuring Jimmy Radcliffe - Breakaway
Soul Brothers Six - Thank You Baby For Loving Me
Spyder Turner - I Can't Make It Anymore
Sister Sledge - Love don't you go through no changes on me
Sam Fletcher - I'd Think It Over Twice
Saxie Russell - Psychedelic Soul
Spinners - I'll Always Love You
Silky Hargraves - Keep Loving Me (Like You Do)
Shirley Ellis – Soultime
San Remo Strings - Festival time
Seven Souls - I Still Love You
Sam Dees - Lonely For You Baby
Skullsnaps - My Hang Up Is You
Sharon Scott - Could It Be You
Saxie Russel. - Psychedelic Soul
Sam Williams. - Love Slipped Through My Fingers
Sam Ward - Sister Lee
Sam and Dave - you dont know like I know
Sandi Sheldon - You're Gonna Make Me Love You
Soul Brothers Six - Some Kind Of Wonderful
The Falcons - Good Good Feeling
The Sapphires - Baby You Got Me
Tami Lynn - I'm Gonna Run Away From You
The Dells - Run for cover
Teddy Randazzo You Don't Need A Heart
THE SOUL TWINS - QUICK CHANGE ARTIST
The Artistics - Get My Hands On Some Lovin
Tony & Tyrone - Please Operator
The Velours - I'm Gonna Change
THE DRIFTERS - BABY WHAT I MEAN
The Valentines - Breakaway
The Whispers - Flying High
Terry Callier – Look At Me Now
Terry Callier - Ordinary Joe
The Jades – I’m Where It’s At
The Tomangoe's - I Really Love You
Timothy Wilson - Love is Like an Itchin in my Heart
Temptations - Just My Imagination
Tangeers - Let My Heart & Soul Be Free
Tommy Tate - I'm Taking On Pain
The Kittens - Ain't No More Room
The Temptations - The Way You Do The Things You Do
The Incredibles - There's Nothing Else To Say
The Vibrations - Suprise Party For Baby
The contours - just a little misunderstanding
THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS - STAY CLOSE TO ME
THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS - PLAYGIRLS LOVE
THE FIVE STAIRSTEPS - DONT WASTE YOUR TIME
The 5 Stairsteps And Cubie – Stay Close To Me
The Posse - Evil
The Originals - Don't Stop Now
The Spellbinder's – Help Me (Get Myself Together)
The O'jays - I Dig Your Act
The Poets - She Blew A Good Thing
The Drifters - At the club
The Supremes - YOU'RE GONE (But Always In My Heart)
The Cashmeres - Showstopper
The Fidels - Try A Little Harder
The Incredibles - Nothing Else To Say
The Vibrations - Cause You're Mine
The Montclairs - Hung up on your love
Timi Yuro.- It Will Never Be Over For Me.
The Fascinations - Girls Are Out To Get You
The Drifters - You Gotta Pay Your Dues
The Vibrations - Cause You’re Mine
Tony Clarke - Landslide
The Whatnauts - I Dig Your Act
The Formations - At the Top Of The Stairs
The Temptations - Since I Lost My Baby
The Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
The Superlatives I Still Love You
The Dynells - Call On Me
The Reflections - like adam and eve
The Temptations - All I Need
THE FANTASTIC JOHNNY C - WAITIN' FOR THE RAIN
The Voices Of East Harlem - Cashing In
The Originals - Suspicion
The Platters -- With This Ring
The Professionals - That's Why I Love You
The Natural Four - I Thought You Were Mine
Teddy Vann,s Orchestra - Theme from coloured man
The Montclairs - Hung Up On Your Love
THE IMPRESSIONS - CAN'T SATISFY
The Dynells - Call On Me
The Natural 4 - I Thought You were Mine
The Sweet Things I'm in A World Of Trouble
Tony Clarke - The Entertainer
VELVET SATINS - NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO YOU
Viola Wills - Got Love
Vicki Baines – Country Girl
Willie Hightower - Nobody but you
William Bell - Happy
Willy McDougal - Don't Turn Away
Williams and Watson - Too Late
Willie Kendrick – What’s that on your Finger
Wayne Fontana - Something Keeps Calling Me Back
Willie Mitchell - That Driving Beat
Willie Mitchell - The Champion
Willie Tee - Walking Up A One Way Street
Willie Tee - Walking up a one way street
Youngblood Smith - You Can Split
Yvonne Baker - You didn't say a word
Your Autumn of Tomorrow - the crow
Young Holt unlimited - California Montage

Posted by: the_gwim_weaper (inactive) Report abuse
By 'eck. Some good tunes in that lot....Good man, Brian!

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Few Bri that was hard to read so putting all that down must have took you age's,well done mate.I'm frickend of doin a twicer now.Hope this in't on Freddie Chavez They'll Never no Why Tommy Neal Going to a Happening Another version of the Darrell Banks one already onSomebody Somewhere Need's You Ike&Tina Turner.Go For Yourself LarryLaster.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Thanks lads...it was a labour of love.

Freddie Chavez has been posted Jem but I wouldn't bother about doubling up. They'll always get a listen.

I can honestly say, there's not one track in that list that I don't like.

EDIT: For future reference, it does make it easier if you post up the artist and the title.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
A mixed bag from me tonight with 6 quality tunes

Hesitations - I'm Not Built That Way

Larry Allen - Can't We Talk It Over

Enchantments - I'm In Love With Your Daughter

Jeanette Williams - I Can't Wait

Yvonne Baker - My Baby Needs Me

Barbara McNair - Baby A Go Go

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri like the Yvonne Barker track saw this when listening to it not herd it in long time Inez and Charlie Fox Mockingbird Lenis Guess Just ask Me The Larry Williams track is Larry Allen

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Cheers Jem.

Larry Allen edited.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Bri,

You have done a great job listing all those fantastic sounds, heres another oneJames Barnett Keep on talking

Cheers everybody

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Two from MotownMy love is your Love Junior Walker Ain't that the Truth

Posted by: alaine (19) Report abuse
This thread is amazing!Most of the songs I remember so well and the memories have come flooding back.I have lived in Greece for 23 years and have been starved of this great music for soooooo long.My limited 45 collection destroyed in a fire 20 years ago and then I discovered You Tube.Great if you remember the song titles and artists.You people have reminded me of so many songs that I thought I would not hear again. I remember Tony Burns dancing brilliantly and being joined on the stage by Sheila McAvoy and Sheila Holden (think I got the names right)and if I'm not mistaken Tony's wife would dance sometimes too. I also remember JImmy Seddon very well and was great friends with Sheila Curtis,do these names ring a bell with anyone?There are more names which escape me at the moment but would love to be reminded!!!! Just a couple of my greats (sorry havent mastered the art of getting them on here yet )hope some kind soul will help.Jackie Edwards Feel so bad,House Party (can't remember the artist)and another version of This old heart of mine which I loved. Alaine.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Hi Alaine.

I think we'll dedicate this thread to Tony Burns his name has been mentioned that much.
Jimmy Seddon rings a bell but as usual my addled brain can't picture him. Sheila Holden I remember as I used to mate around with her brother Terry? and knew her sister Angie when they lived in Whelley.

If you want to upload anything, try practicing a bit first. You can always go back and edit it if it doesn't work.

Jackie Edwards - I Feel So Bad

Showstoppers - Aint Nothing But A Houseparty

Don't know if any of these are any of the version you were thinking of but they were worth posting anyway.
It was originally written for the Supremes in 1966 but they only recorded it in 68. Tammi recorded it in 69 as an album track.

Diana Ross and the Supremes - This Old Heart Of Mine

Tammi Terrel - This Old Heart Of Mine

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
First one up from me is a classic 60's tune from Detroit...
The Precisions - Instant Heartbreak (Just Add Tears)

Second choice is another 60's tune by the Philly group The Ambassadors - Good Love Gone Bad

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just picked these 2 beat ballads up from Soul Source and they're a first time spin for me..

Modulations - Love At Last

Exceptional3 ftring Ruby Carter - Unlucky Girl

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Alaine sad news on Jimmy Seddon he died a few years ago,I new him very well.Played rugby with him mid 70s'RIP Jimmy.Some other names you may know John Green,Joe Tindall,my cousin Colin Mulligan,Kev Williams,they all went in the Casino around 1969-70.Hope some of the names ring a bell and I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news.J J Barnes Everybody Needs Somebody

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
This track is one of my favourites at the moment from a 3 piece combo formed in 1964 comprising of just Hammond, sax and drums. Simple, catchy and an excellent dancer.

Bill Bush - I'm Waiting

Posted by: alaine (19) Report abuse
Hi Brian,Thanks for your help and yes you got all 3 rightI must get the rust out of mt brain and think of more tunes that take me back.My lads 21 and 16 find it hard to believe that I can actually see my "disco" as they call it on You Tube.Thing is,I can never get across to them the feeling you got when you approached thore swing doors!Ahhhh that I could be 16 again for just one more night. Thank you also Jem,so sorry to hear about Jimmy,he must have been very young when he passed on.All the names you mentioned were very familiar and I have to ask,did Joe Tindall have ginger hair?

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
alaine, do you remember Sheila McAvoy {I think her name was spelled Shelagh by the way) dancing on the stage at the Rugby Club to Burundi Black? Used to have many a good night there as well as the Casino.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
...Thing is,I can never get across to them the feeling you got when you approached those swing doors!

You're right Alaine. I don't think anyone could explain that feeling, it's something you have to experience firsthand. The rush of adrenaline that surges through your body is incomparable!


Anyway, thought I'd take a trip into the Modern Room this Bank Holiday morning with 5 excellent tunes that deserve some airplay.
The last one is a particular favourite of mine and is aptly titled I'm So Happy. I defy anyone not to get a lift from it.

Enjoy!


Brown Sugar - The Game Is Over

Drizabone - Pressure

Bloodstone - Just Wanna Get The Feel Of It

Micky Moonshine - Name It You Got It

Prince Philip Mitchel - I'm So Happy

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
The Cheers Take Me To Paradise The Opals I'm So Afraid Major Harris Call Me Tomorrow Three from OKeh.

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
The one thing about getting through those big swing doors Bri would be it was always warm on the other side after spending many long hours waiting to get in on a windy freeze your bollocks off February night that is unless you where already in from the early session, then Mike Walker would hand me this big floor sweeper, bit like the size of a jumbo jet to clean the floor ready for the nighter.

Another great tunePhillip Mitchell free for all

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Staying on the modern side, 2 more from me.
Both were big plays firstly at the Mecca and then the Casino...

Barnaby Bye - Can't Live This Way

The BrothersAre You Ready For This

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Thought I'd post this video of interviews about the Casino, as it mentions walking through the doors onto the balcony along with the atmosphere that greeted you.
All in all it's quite accurate and will help you to relive your memories of the golden days.
Although, I know Waterman came from Newton Le Willows but the way he talks anyone would think he knew FA about the Casino. Cinema, Bingo

The Wigan Pioneers - Wigan Casino

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
Bri, I did a count of all the sounds we have listed on this thread more or less over 400, what a great allnighter for everybody tuned in.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
400! Bloody hell!
No wonder it took me so long to list them!

Great stuff!

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
One my earliest tunes.

Weak Spot

Posted by: coke73 (92) Report abuse
THIS IS WORTH 10 MINUTES OF YOU TIME,SPECTAK

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
Great job on the list bri. One or two twicers but who the hell cares. You could put my all time Fave on there a dozen times and I would still want more. And its my mobile ring tone.

All Time Fave

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Brenda Holloway Think it over before you break my Heart Tell me your Story Brenda Holloway

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Brian, any chance you can put them in alphabetical order-no only kidding. I reckon theres enough their for an allnighter and an alldayer

Please Stay The Ivories.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Enjoyed that chatty,Dee Irwin I Only Get This Feeling Otis Clay That's How it is When Your in Love The O'jays Hold on

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Chatty: Would you believe I started putting them in alphabetical order at the weekend...got half way through and thought f**k it!

Great tunes by the way lads.


Mr. Flood's Party - Compared To What

Posted by: xxstuartxx (5797) Report abuse
Alaine
All 3 guys mentioned above are on this photograph:
Jem Glover
Joe Tindall
Jimmy Seddon.

http://www.wiganworld.com/album/photo.php?opt=7&id=10916&gallery=Springfield+ARLFC&offset=20

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
4X Stuarts picture of Joe T, J glover and J seddon

picture

All good looking lads, KTF

Another from the vault
Luther Ingram I spy for the FBI

Posted by: chatty (5253)  Report abuse
Here's an intresting clip of Val Shrivelys record store in Philly, where English Djs/collectors have headed for over the years

Link


Also,
What shall I do Frankie and the Classicals

I belong to you Milton Wright

Posted by: upthetims (6399) Report abuse
brianj,got one of my oldest mates here at the moment.Kev Fox,he seems to know you well and says hello and long time no see

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Hi Upthetims and big hello to Kev.
Hope you're well mate.
I think the last time we saw each other was at Lowton over 3 year ago.

A true gentleman who I suspect has 10 times the knowledge I have regarding the music!


Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Chatty: Good call on the Val Shively video.

First saw that a couple of years back and couldn't believe it.
At the moment he has an estimated 8 million 45's.
It's like Disneyland in vinyl!

There's a good article on the link below that compliments the video and is well worth a look.

Val Shively

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
The Sharpees Tired of being Lonely Jackie Wilson You Brought about a change in me Cicero Blake Sad Feeling

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
3 classic stompers.

The first one's a favourite of my good friend Ste Hayes from Poolstock and is dedicated specially to him.

Gene Chandler - Mr. Big Shot

Ray Charles - I Don't Need No Doctor

Lester Tipton - This Won't Change

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Jem: How good is that Jackie Wilson track?
Sends shivers down my spine!

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Another dedicated spin this time specially for Kev Fox.
I know he loves his R&B and this is one of the records we were both discussing last time I saw him.

Pure R&B quality from Buddy Ace - Screaming Please

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Bri its a cracker,Stey Hayes an old mate of mine not seen him in a long time.Do you still see him if so say awreet from me.The Chicargo sound as a soft spot with me.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Just remembered another classic stomper...

Herb Ward - Honest To Goodness

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Hey up Jem.
Yeah, still keep in touch...another gentleman and a good mate who'll go out of his way for you.
I'll let him know you asked after him next time I see him.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I'm on a roll...

Lou Ragland - I Travel Alone

James Bounty - Prove Yorself A Lady

Kurt Harris - Emperor Of My Baby's Heart

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Another Jackie Wilson You got me Walking Edward Hamilton and the Arabians Baby Don't You Weep

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Another all time favourite of mine and the last one for tonight.
Spend just 2 minutes on the floor with this one and it's guaranteed to blow a couple of arteries.

Fantastic arrangement with a superb driving guitar and excellent sax...
James Lewis & The Case Of Tyme - Manifesto (or 'Shop at Tesco' as we all used to sing)

Posted by: tony g (295) Report abuse
I first heard this one at Va Vas at Bolton, I think Richard Searling was the dj that night, I think I had too many of you know what and just danced all night, unable to remember much, when I listened this on you tube tonight all of a sudden my memory came back, funny that, anyway here we go, some good sounds their Jem and Bri

Tony Middleton To the ends of the earth very appropriate seeing as I am in Aus.

Going to a northern soul night on Saturday, first in a while with all the ex brits who where into the scene, quite big here. I decided to send your list Bri to the Djs who I know quite well, they where gob smacked Bri and hope now to improve their collection.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Major LanceWithout a Doubt Hypnotics Beware of the Stranger Cool Sounds I'm Commming Home

Posted by: upthetims (6399) Report abuse
brianj,you are right there mate,showed him this site,he's red hot on the music.foxy just bought two records off e-bay,one for twenty quid and one for eight,both catalogued at £150 a piece He saw your name and knew who it was in a crack

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Tony: Hope you have a good un on Saturday mate.
The list can only get better.
I remember VaVa's in Bolton. Tiny dancefloor and bright orange seats. They used to put a strobe light on that did your head in. Richard pioneered some great sounds in there.

Jem: First heard that Major Lance track at Winsford Allnighter. It was one of theose tunes that stuck in my head.
Beautiful floating dancer.

Upthetims: Kev must have a wicked collection.
Is he logging in?
It would be great to have input from a collector as the tunes are more 'personalised'.


A 70's tune from me.
Most DJ's usually skip the intro thank god. There's nothing worse than standing on a dancefloor waiting for it to kick in.
Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes - Get Out (And Let Me Cry

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I've just finished editing the list into some kind of alphabetical order.
It should make it a bit easier to check.

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hello brian,kev was on about joining ww,whether he gets round to it,who knows

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Another 3's up from me with an all girl line up...I wish!

First up with an all time classic from Doris Troy - I'll Do Anything

This second tune is one that has just come through into my KTF groups mailbox. I've not made my mind up on it yet.
Kim Weston - Just The Kind Of Guy

Number 3 is an all time favourite that bounces along...Sue Lynn Don't Pity Me

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Cheers Upthetims

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The Chase is on Johnny Howard Major Lance The Matador Marvin Smith Have More Time

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3's up again, this time with male vocals on these mega floor fillers...

Johnnie Taylor - Friday Night

Alexander Patton - A Li'l Lovin' Sometimes

The Metros - Since I Found My Baby

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Carstairs He Who Picks a Rose Jimmy Ruffin He Who Picks a Rose Two versions both good in there own right.

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Putting this back on the first one's video got took off,so I'v found another.First posted on April 2nd,Gloria Edwards, My love Keep's Getting Stronger.Same song but goes under the title Your Love is Too Strong don't know why. Peoples Choice Save my Lovin' for you Pat Lewis Look at What I Almost Missed

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Here we go then for my stint tonight Aus time by the way,

Tony & Tyrone Please Operator

Edwin Starrs Back street, instrumental version, stiil a great sound, f--king brilliant Edwin Starr Back Street Instrumental

What a voice The tempests Someday

Love the sax top class musicians

A stomper to finish Willie Kendricks Change your ways

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Not sleeping to good to warm,up all night ha.Calling for your Love The Enticers

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Think it's goin for bi nice today so may haveWendy Rene a Bar-B-Q .Then we may smell .Something's BurningThe Marvellos.And end up sending for the FiremanVala Reegan and the Valarons.

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JEM A LTR OR TWO OF VINO SHOULD HELP YOU SLEEP
shades of blue.

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coke73, got that given to me my Gerry Marshall's daughter. She told me a DJ had left it behind in the Casino one night, long before the All-Nighters started.The intro was used on BBC TV recently for a Chelsea Flower Show add.

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Jem: Here's one for after you've had your barbie....

Detroit Executives - Cool Off

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Tremendous work getting them in alphabetical order brian,
no better feeling than when your hear a choon you'd forgot all about.

I only get this feeling Chuck Jackson

I need you Shane Martin

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Can't get the dancing figure above to do a back drop

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7 up from me tonight.
A mixed bag that are mostly new to my ears and are taken from other peoples choices off Soul Source.

Linda Clifford - Surprise

Satin - Your Love's Got Me

Reachers - I Just Want To Do My Own Thing

Ray & Blue Satins - She Doesn't Love Me

Willie Tee - You're Gonna Pay Some Dues

Salt & Pepper - Man Of My Word

Joseph Webster - My Love Is So Strong



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3 quality uptempo numbers to wake you up this Sunday morning.

Jimmy Burns - I Really Love You

Trutones - He's Got Nerve

The Nomads - Somethin's bad

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This one deserves to stand alone.
A beautiful tune released by Holland Dozier Holland on their Invictus label.

The Barrino Brothers - Trapped In A World That's Bittersweet

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This turntable's hot this morning...

The Miracles - Whole Lot Of Shakin' In My Heart (Since I Met You)

Major Lance - Little Young Lover

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Last one this morning from me is a little known gem, again from the incredible and incomparable voice of Jackie Wilson - I've Learned About Life

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Coke thank's for the vino advice,slept like a log last night.Only I'm as rough as a bear's bottom now.Mary Wells Dear Lover William Bell Never Like This Before Little Anthony and the Imperials It's Not The Same

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Jem: Love that Little Anthony number.

3's up from a little known group from the Philly area.
Recorded mainly on the Jay-Walking label.

The first one is a quality tune that should have placed them near the the top of their game but unfortunately they couldn't compete with artists such as the Delfonics and Stylistics.

The third one is a decent version of the Tams classic we all love.

Enjoy!

The Continental 4 - The Way I Love You

What You Gave Up

Heaven Must Have Sent You

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Again Inez and Charlie Fox Tightrope The Metros Since I Found My Baby Sonny Till Tears and Misery

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Jem: New to my ears and a quality tune by Sonny Till.

It's R&B time....
Little Joe Hinton - Let's Start A Romance

The Diplomats - Cards On The Table

Judy Clay - Do You Think That's Right

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
Surprised no ones put this on b4 now.

FrankieV

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Another b4 bedtime. Enjoy

casualeers_dance

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don,t make me wait

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Stanley Mitchel Quit Twisting My Arm The Conquistadores Sadness and Madness Percy Wiggins It Didn't Take Much (For Me To Fall In Love)

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The Flirtations Little Darling Jay and the Techniques Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music Jerry Butler One Knight Afair

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One of the big three and for the last 35+yrs for some reason i thought Tobi Legend was a bloke in the same ilk as little Anthony. Thank goodness for youtube

Time_Will_pass_you_by

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Couple more great tracks

Turning my heart beat up MVPs

Just say your wanted Gwen Owens

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Custard: Good first post...hope you have more to share.

Wanner: Was coming back from Newquay in the 70's and the Casualeers was a 45 I bought down there.
We stoppped off at a disco on the way back and had the DJ play that for 3 of us. We cleared the dancefloor and everyone in the lounge came in to watch us dance. Cracking tune and well ahead of it's time saying it was from 1967.


John Edwards - Aint That Good Enough

Bettye Lavett - What Condition My Condition Is In

Moses Smith - The Girl Across The Street

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JEM JUST E'D YOU A SCAN OF A DISC CAN'T FIND IT ON YOUTUBE.

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
Brian, that just about sums up what Northern soul is all about, Cracking good memories. Great story.

Danny_Wagner/I_Lost_A_True_Love

Already posted sorry!

Exciters/Reaching_For_The_Best

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Two instrumentals from the casino classics night owl label. I still have the 12" of these on pink vinyl somewhere I think the Wigan Joker is on there as well.



Ron_Grainer1

Ron_Grainer2

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Linda Jones My Heart Needs A Break The Coasters Crazy Baby

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Sandra Richardson Stay here with me

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Willie Hutch Lucky to be loved by You FI-Dells Try a Little Harder Carolyn Cooke I Don't Mind

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Cindy_Scott I Love You Baby

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Shiela_Anthony Living in love

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Sad news today, one of the Isley brothers died, the youngest, Marvin. I wonder how many of the group are left, maybe Bri has the answer. Well I will dedicate this one to them, oldie but a goodie

Isley Brothers Behind the painted smile

And heres my latest contribution, by the way Gwim the last sound you put on a cracker, first heard it at the mecca but for some reason never played again

A torch classic Nolan Chance Just like the weather

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
That's really sad new's Tony R.I.P.Marvin.The Isley Brothers are one of my favourite's.I Hear A Symphony I Guess I'll Alway's Love You. My Love Is Your Love(Forever).

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Willie Hightower Because I Love You

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I never would have had you down as a soul buff Jem !

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Nice touch Tony and sorry I haven't responded to this earlier.

The second soul record I ever bought was the Isley's, This Old Heart Of Mine (originally produced for the Supremes) and they've always been a particular favourite of mine.

There's a great little article on the following link that will give you some insight into Marvin's contribution to the Isley's and the answer to your original question.
Isley Brothers Link

RIP Marvin

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Do I Know you wanner? Crying Over You Duke Browner.

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Jem, you know of me, youve seen me around.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Here's one that's had quite a few plays recently especially at the last Morecambe Weekender.

I had 2 of Lesley Drayton's albums up to 15 years back. Sadly my ex got them when we split.
This particular number was one I used to play at home for friends when they came round. It got good revues but unfortunately at the time was never played (as far as I know) on the scene.

It features the fabulous voice of Barbara Mason who is best known for Yes, I'm Ready in 1965.

Hope you like it.

Lesley Drayton Orchestra Ftrng Barbara Mason - When Will You Be Mine

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
Think I'm on your trail wanner.Anderson I can see him loving You Brother's Do you live very close to me.wanner.I'm your PimpScull Snaps.Just got the one kid (Girl).wanner. Eloise LawsLove Factory

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Are you a mind reader Jem, what makes you think you are on my trail, Or have I slipped up somewhere?

Aint nothing but a house party Showstoppers

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Spot on Jem by the way how much research did that take.

Realised i gave my name on my details and must have changed it just too late for you to find out

And 25yrs back Ste Galvin used to be a neighbour.

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Only one from me tonight as I have to hit the sack for an early start in the morning.

This one is a quality mega-rare sound on the Wand label by The Ivories - Please Stay

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Wanner my middle name's not Columbo for now't. this is what you should be saying You Got It The Volumes. Didn't know your sir name or I may have got you sooner If I Had KnownFreddie Houston.When I saw your First name I thought to myself Could it be You Sharon Scott.

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You got me good and proper Jem..

Theres a pain in my heart

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Yesterdays Kisses Maxine Brown

You Been Gone To Long Ann Sexton

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Donald Height Talk of the Gpapevine Linda Jones A Last Minute Miracle Soul City Everybody Dance Now

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NOLAN PORTER -KEEP ON KEEPIN ON

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Nice story to this one...
The track is originally a Funk Brothers instrumental from 1965 called All For You.
Jimmy Ruffin's vocals were later added but it never saw the light of day.

This excellent vocal version by Marvin Gaye was only released as a single in 1994 after being discovered lying in the vaults for nearly 30 years.

Marvin Gaye - Lucky Lucky Me

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2 mid tempo floaters from the Millionaires - The One Who Loves You

It Aint No Achievement

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As far as I'm aware this one has never been released although I could be wrong.

Recorded on a Decca acetate...
Jean Carter - I Wanna Know

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3's up with a mixed bag of rare dancers...

Young Brothers - What's Your Game

Soulettes - Bring Your Fine Self Home

Eptones - Love That's Real

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Going with a marching theme this time.

First is based on an old childrens playground song that you'll all know and a particular favourite of mine from Lou Lawton - Nick Nack Paddy Wack

Second up is an old Casino play...
The Heartstoppers - Marching Out Of My Life

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Love the Millionaires The One Who Loves You Bri. Gene Chandler (I'm Just A)Fool For You Billy Butler Come On Over To my side Major Lance Sweeter as the Day's go ByThree From Brunswick

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The Innocent Bystanders Frantic Escape The Precisions If This Is Love(I'd Rather Be Lonely)Keep on Talking James Barnett.

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Another great track from 'Mr. Entertainment' on this bright Sunday morning.

I never get tired of hearing his vocals...

Jackie Wilson - Just Be Sincere

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The Cavalliers Ooh it Hurts Me The Exciters Blowing Up My Mind She'll Come Running Mel Brit

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Found this yesterday in the loft,40 years old now wish I could Go back Just for a bit to see it.Had some great times back then.Had be in my Ben Sherman box jacket suit and comos.Think we all looked smart in them days.

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Still wear Ben Shermans to this day, although not the slim-fit version Comos must have been the most comfortable shoes ever made, just like putting your favourite "Beddies" on.

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Jem, what a great find, I still buy the ben sherman gear along with the two tone suits, winter here in Aus so I put my my crombie on last week when I went to a northetn soul do in Sydney, everyone just admired it with the white hankie just tipping the top of the pocket, the beesnees, heres two versions of Duke Browner, instrumental and vocal version, another torch classic

Duke Browner crying over you For Bri who likes the instrumentals, hope you like it

crying over you

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Nice one Jem. Never seen one of those before.

I remember my first box jacket suit, I think it was £10. 10s from Jackson's; blue with a red pinstripe, 15oz wool worstead, patch pockets with 1" flaps, 3 inside pockets and 1&1/2" lapels. Can't remember what width we had the trousers though...16"?
Comos where from Freeman Hardy & Willis if I remember rightly. I know Saxone used to sell the ones with the plastic toe cap that people used to hot spoon out to get them flat.
Christine Boston used to get my Sherman's from AK Warehouse.
Suited and booted ready for the Monaco.

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Always remember some of your suits Bri, very smart. I remember getting my first short leather jacket, had to go to some place on the way to Bolton, I think near Westhoughton, if I remember not a shop, more like a warehouse, made to measure just like the box jacket in navy blue, loved it and wish I still had it to show the kids what fashion and great taste is all about

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Heres a Wigan Classic

bob brady & the conchords - everybodys going to a love in

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Tony; It was the Michael Clothing Company in Bolton.
My first short leather was an Antique Green colour. I think they were about £10.
I remember my elder brother and his mates getting leather *Budgie jackets made there.


*Budgie 1 9 7 1 - 1 9 7 2 (UK)
26 episodes had Adam Faith in the title role, as Ronald 'Budgie' Bird.

The warehouse is still there and they still do made to measure. Michael's Leathers, 232 Waterloo Street BL1 8HU.
Last time I went was around 6 years ago. They had some cracking quality American style Baseball & flying jackets in for around £150.

Posted by: jem glover (1934)  Report abuse
I had one of them leather jacket's from Michael's in Bolton for 10 quid,it where maroon ish in colour in the style of a Wrangler denim jacket.My suit was from Jackson's think it where 13 pound odd bit dearer than your's Bri must of picked it from a dearer book of material.5 bob a week.

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Because its Sunday today I'm picking this one Yes to the Lord The Stovall Sisters.This one's not a dancer but I like it when it start's off reminds me of Brian Ferry.Jimmy Holiday The Turning Point.This one I was looking for songs to sing but could'nt find it by Raw Spitt so got this one instead Raw Spitt

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Irma Thomas what are you trying to do James Walsh Gypsy Band Cuz it's You Girl Kenny Carter Gotta Get Myself Together

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Jem: Loving the Stovall Sisters. Beautiful tune.

This next tune got a mention on another forum so I thought I'd check it out.
The only thing I know about them is what I gleened from the footnotes. They're a brand new group from Spain who have had spins at Hitsville.

Personally, I love it!

THE TEENAGERS - I DON'T KNOW (WHERE IS MY GIRL)

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
I think it may be time to start another thread if everyone's in favour.
This one's getting a bit too long now.

Whatcha fink??

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Fink it's a good idea Bri ,you start it off.That's O/K by me.

Posted by: wanner (372) Report abuse
Cant we get this thread made into a sticky otherwise its gonna get away now a new thread is active.

Posted by: brian j (586)  Report abuse
Good idea Wanner.

How do you make it a sticky though?

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Pass ?

Posted by: rio caroni (5077)  Report abuse
brian j, I think you would need to contact Brian Elsey who actually maintains this site. If you go onto the wiganblog page you can get in touch with Brian.

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Thanks Rio, I've just emailed him with a request to sticky the original thread.

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ONE HUNDRED!

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Come to the banner in hindley every sunday 4-9pm motown and northern soul day just needs building up a bit

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A record that had me on the dance floor with every spin at the Casino & is still my fave from back then is the mighty Joe Mathews - Ain't Nothing You Can Do - KoolKat1001 what a tune then some

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