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After a great night of tunage last month and continuing Lowton's reputation built up over years of playing quality Northern Soul, we are pleased to announce that we will be looking back at our collective musical heritage and paying homage to the music played at the Casino Club between 1973 and 1981.

Regular DJ's Ginger Taylor, Kev Murphy, Ian Cunliffe, Baz Maleady and Wigan Paul will be joined by Special Guest, Casino DJ Steve Whittle, spinning the sounds that made the Casino the iconic venue it was.

On the night, in the main room we will be featuring the BIG tunes from the early days and the big room MONSTERS from the latter years, and in the back room you'll hear all those favourite oldies from Mr M's.

8:30 START AS ALWAYS THRU TIL 1AM, LATE BAR, FREE PARKING

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Just as a taster here's a selection of artists who's records will be featured over two rooms at the forthcoming 'Special' Anniversary night at Lowton.

 

Al Williams Sherrys Gloria Jones Lynn Randell Dena Barnes Checkerboard Squares Epitome Of Sound Vel-Vets Dean Courtney Paul Anka Little Anthony Detriot Executives Harold Melvin Tony Clarke Tony And Tyrone Lorraine Chandler Pointer Sisters Lou Pride World Column Jimmy Mack Robby Lawson Dana Valery Bernie Williams Larry Santos Peggy March Pookie Hudson Taj Mahal Lovelites Frank Wilson Professionals Edwin Starr Mary Saxon Short People Sue Lynn Billy Watkins Vickie Baines Bobby Diamond Billy Hambrick Ej Chandler Don Ray Sweet Cecil Washington Mr Soul Moses Dillard Deadbeats Jackie Beavers Demures Tamala Lewis Jon and the Wierdest Kenny Carlton William Powell Elbie Parker Executive
Four Moses Smith Yvonne Baker Frankie Beverly Salvadors Jelly Beans Dobie Gray Bobby Paris Rita and the Tiaras Willie Kendrick Larry Williams and Johnny Watson Flaming Emeralds Jimmy Radcliffe Dean Parrish Toby Legend Connie Clark Rose Batiste Chuck Wood Patrice Holloway Vibrations Belles Tan Geers Doni Burdick Dee Dee Sharp Barbara McNair MVPs Freddie Chavez Patti And The Emblems Rubin Casuleers Sandi Sheldon Judy Street Earl Jackson 7th Avenue Aviators Marie Knight Otis Smith Charades Superlatives Mickie Champion Stanley Mitchell Sam Ward Adams Apples Delites Willie Mitchell Johnny Caswell Holly St James Frankie And Johnny Edward Hamilton Duke Browner Mel Williams Al Wilson Invitations Al Gardner Gwen Owens Don Gardner Soul Twins Art Freeman Jimmy Burns Major Lance John E Paul Lee Roye Agents Rufus Lumley Magnetics Paris Brice Coefield Tony Middleton James Bounty Dottie Camebridge Nancy Wilson Yvonne Vernee Alice Clark Exciters Lester Tipton Main Change Ike Strong.........Any I've missed there? LOL

 

As a bit of fun why not list your Top Five Casino tracks

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Ray Agee --im losing again

Dena Barnes--if you ever walk out of my life

Paris --Sleepless Nights

John & the weirdest  --Cant get over these memories

Freddie Chavez--they,ll never know why

 

 

Blimey i could list 100 + lol

Best years at the Casino in my opinion where 73 early 74 then 79--81 the later years 79 to 81 the music was outstanding and many of the brilliant 45,s  spun have remained rare and indemand Ray Agee Magnetics William Powell court Davis Walter & the Admirations ( Life of Tears ) Lester Tipton Don Gardner ect ect ect the list goes on and on .

Will be a really great nite in Sept at the Civic with some terrific tunes played out in both rooms and a up for it friendly crowd..Cant Wait

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Nice one Ian! Great top 5, know what you mean about 100+ though.........come on Casino-ites lets have yours!

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The Snake Theme from Joe 90 Papa o mow mow Lenny Gamble. I.ll do anything Footsie Ahhhrrrrrgggg Nay it will be proper stuff played lol

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1: Do What You Wanna Do - Dee Dee Barnes

 

2:Trouble  - The Agents

 

3: Country Girl  - Vicki Baines

 

4: CW (Can still remember the night I first heard this awesome piece of NS)

 

5: Pretty Much anything from Dickie's 79 playlist

 

PLEASE could we Have a PROPER tribute to Station Rd and not your A-Typical night of Frank Wilson and the MVP's aimed at the Handbaggers and comedy trouser brigade - most of whom never actually went!.

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cecil washington - i don't like to lose

 

vicky baines - country girl

 

rita & the tiara's - gone with the wind

 

william powell - heartache souveneirs

 

betty boo - say it isn't so

 

 

....and i only went a handful of times.....the searling trademark?, well of course, it wouldn't be anything else would it?

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Can still hear and feel the vibe as the first strum of Joe Matthews (Cecil Washington) came over the speakers. What a record!

 

Great top five Matey.........

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Out and about last night and there's a good buzz on this. Was talkin about some of the instrumentals played at the Casino, loved Al De Lori Right On but not heard it played out for years. Mystic Moods Astra Trip was massive but not many (if any) plays post Casino.

 

Which instrumentals have stood the test of time and still fill the floors? Sidras Theme is a current reactivation as an example 

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Love the event title Barry - Lowton Does Casino- fantastic !'. If i wasnt elsewhere i would come for the event title alone. Why dont you dig out your 3 degrees- contact. Or pierre hunt- got to have your love. ( lot of crap at Wigan as well as quality ). Have a good night.

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Thanks Geoff, good to see you last night...........pity you cant come you just might like it ;-)

 

Dont tell everyone about Pierre Hunt LOL, it's a record with great memories for me but doesn't ever get into the play box, I guess I know why really........Quality all the way though on the 13th that's for sure.... 

 

Take care Mate see you soon

 

Baz

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al delorey.....about the same time as rain - out of my mind, teddy vann - coloured man, bellboys - i don't want to lose your love, pookie hudson - this gets to me, jay traynor - up and over plus a whole host of 70's newies. bring on the forgotten tunes!

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One i.ll be spinning My hang up is you total magic love the Ike Strong has well your love keeps me dancing cant wait

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Why do you have to refer on what people wear, it's no wonder that Lowton struggles to attract customers and although we live in the local area we will travel to a Soul Night at Nuneaton

Good luck

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Its about the music and having a good night out ,not what soulies wear and never has been the posting from one person is not a view supported by the promoters and majority of people who visit the venue on the night the DJ,s who are playing have between them most of the brilliant records played at the Casino between 73--81 from the easy to obtain records to the rarest of the rare Wigan monsters played by Searling & Co in the later years of the Casino to be honest Lowton is a big venue and needs soulies through the door 120 went through the door last month i believe which for most venues is pretty good , the days of 500 going thro the door at monthly venues like Lowton are long gone in my opinion due to the huge amount of venues started up by soulies who in some cases had Lowton has there must visit venue at one time nothing's changed in the music policy at Lowton Civic from month one all those years ago to the present day the DJs play soul music from those oldies we all know and love to the rarest northern soul . No matter where you go to listen to this brilliant music we know has Northern Soul have a great time it's about the music and the people who brought us this fantastic music which has enabled us to strike up lifelong friendships on the Northern Scene . Love , Peace & Happiness Always Ian Cunliffe

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so will i,

 

spent most of my time in mrm's we most of the mining community of st helens earlestown warrington wigan n many nutters  stomping to  stuff from the torch n the wheel and whatever steve n kenny n guests  played in the early days, ......ive come a long way since then lol lol many good dj's came and went but top man for me  early days was martin ellis realy got folks going using the mic . never heard anyone as good to this day  rip martin

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Most of the locals from Wigan ,Leigh & District worked in the mills weaving & spinning sold many a 45 and green n clear whilst running around the Draper looms at Courtaulds lol Got Shawy, Billy Mack and Joe Sines jobs at Courtaulds when they lived with me at the Bungalow in Lowton think they lasted about 6 weeks before they beat up the foreman and drove a forklift at the cig machine to rob it the personal Dept took about 10 years before they accepted another reference from me LOL Great times Great memories...

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most o the lads worked at parkside and girls worked in shops around Wigan & district, in general all walks of life n all kinds a jobs , they might still be wearing clogs and getting high on uncle joe's  in Leigh but in wigan we moved on 

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Just been going through a few tunes on the shelves pulling put for Friday. Otis Blackwell It's All Over Me and The Happy Cats bringing back memories for different reasons but both sounding good after all these years.

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1, MVPs - Turning My Heartbeat Up

2. Moses Smith - Girl Across the Stree

3. Freddie Chavez--They,ll Never know why

4. Rita & The Tiaras- Gone with The Wind

5. The originals - Suspicion

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great night again...when is it never?.....dj's worth their salt giving it the traditional wigan feel, guest, ste whittle with a sublime set just to add the essence of mr. m's...

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