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SOUL IN THE BOWL 2 ROOMS OF SOUL! NORTHERN & RARE SOUL NIGHT 'CLEETHORPES CONNECTION SPECIAL'

THE BOWLS CLUB, NORTHAMPTON ROAD, RUSHDEN, NORTHANTS NN10 6AN

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Really looking forward to visiting Rushden again and looking at the names I will be working alongside it's going to be a fab night.

 

2014 is the year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the start of Northern Soul all dayers in the Winter Gardens where Mary Chapman built on existing local events in Grimsby and around Lincolnshire. She put together a team of DJ's who all pulled together and this was the lead up to the start of the Pier Allniters in 1975. More of this story later!

Chris

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Hi Folkz,

 

Well Christmas will soon be over, and we’ll be ‘hurled’ into next year before we know it! So here are the D.J times for our next Soul in the Bowl. This event is building into something quite special, and it’s not least down to those that attend giving it their support by spreading the word.

 

Keep doing it guys, and thanks :wink:

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: (Of 'The Den')

 

Main Room

 

7.30 — 8.45 - Steve Scotney

 

8.45 — 9.15 - Glen Bellamy

 

9.15 — 10.00 - Jem

 

10.00 —11.00 — Chris Dalton

 

11.00 — 11.45 — Glen Bellamy

 

11.45 — 12.30 — Dave Vanner

 

12.30 — 1.00 — Jem

 

‘The Den’

 

7.30 - 8.00 — Mick ‘n’ Mo

 

8.00 - 8.30 - Phil Atley

 

8.30 - 9.00 - Brian Goucher

 

9.00 - 10.00 - Stevie P

 

10.00 - 10.45 - Phil Atley

 

10.45 - 11.30 - Len

 

11.30 - 12.15 - Mick ‘n’ Mo

 

12.15 - 1.00 - Brian Goucher

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Always a pleasure to have you down Chris, looking forward to a 'Classic Cleethorpes' spot from you mate, and be interesting to get another instalment on the Cleethorpes Story.  :thumbsup:

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Do any of the D,j's have Gladys Knight's" Baby Baby dont waste my time" would appreciate a spin on the night, also old standards like Thelma Lindsey's "Prepared to love you" and Velvet Satins "Nothing compares to you" or Roy Hamilton "She make me wanna dance" cant wait for a few steps out on the floor in the new year !!!!!

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Hi Guys,

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR! :wink:

 

So are we all dying to get 'out 'n' about' or what?!

 

See you on that dance floor folks.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Yes Len...Can't wait for this now all that festive fun is over! According to my kids Wii Fit thingy just now I'm "apparently" 6lb heavier than last time they got me on it :huh: , so once I've done my best to open the night in the big room with some choice early-doors danceable soul, I'll hopefully be working up a sweat in both rooms for the rest of the night if my legs will let me....so apologies now if I don't really speak to anyone. :D

 

Looking forward to seeing everyone and enjoying all the DJ's spots + great to see Chris Dalton back in Northants!

 

Arrrgggh the joy and pain of two rooms again!!...There is actually a "sweet spot" near the bar which is about 6ft square and where you can clearly hear what's being played in both rooms at the same time, just by turning ya head slightly left to right. Only problem (and it's a good problem) is it's usually packed with people trying to buy a drink or buy a record, or both! :thumbsup:

 

Bring it on soul brothers and sisters. Happy New Year! :thumbup:

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Hi there. If you're there early on I'm pretty sure I've got the Gladys Knight LP that track is from. Love it! I'd better check with the boss though...Jem - are we allowed to sneak an early 80's dancer in the main room?! :shhh::wink: :yes: 

 

Think I have Velvet Satins too...I can't dance to it mind...too fast for me :D

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4 of us coming over from the Back of Beyond........... won't tell you who...it's a surprise Steve, Len & Jem :) :) :) X Happy New Year Northants Crew by the way XX

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Hi Chris. Happy New Year. Would love to hear more of the story on here, as I know there's bits and pieces on the web, in books and on CD comp sleeve notes etc, but nothing like hearing the odd anecdote or insight from you, or others who were lucky enough to have gone to those events back then. Me and Len far too young unfortunately....or fortunately...depending on how you look at life! :D

 

Cheers, Steve. :thumbsup:

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Brilliant! Happy New Year Mel & Co  :thumbsup:. We look forward to seeing you all again....so soon after the last do here in sunny Rushden :) .

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Hi Steve,
 
Like Steve Mcqueen at the blind spot at the fence in The Great Escape aye? :D
 
Len :thumbsup: 
 
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Troop;

Shaping up to be another cracker, will be there nice and early to hear Mick & Mo.

Gouch

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Superb line up in "Len's Darker Den" to kick-start this year....and even you ain't too bad when you put your mind to it and try to break into a smile now and then. :thumbsup: 

 

Can someone please tape the first hour or so for me? Thanks. :)

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Really looking forward to this. I am sure that Gilly and I will be there nice and early to support everyone.

 

See you all there.

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Hope to be there, a good start to the new year for me as I didnt go out this weekend,was I happy to see that its this week for the bowl when looking down the events guide line up looks good in both rooms,spoiled for choice!

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Yup, I'll pop it in my set in 'The Den' (I'm on at 10.45)

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Defo going now, good to meet up with Kimbo and Mark again and of course say hello to Len,I see Plhil Ately  is on ,no doubt he will put his personal"stamp",on the proceedings.Room1 is looking good with Glen, and co. I hope Mark Kerr of the original lean back formation team led and choreographed by the one and only Rug r.i.p and bless him.will be there as Kimbo tells me he was at the last one.This will only be my second time at the bowl ,the last  was great and a bit more ,I had a really enjoyable night no doubt whatsoever this one will be the same.First soul night of the New Year for me and thank you mr creator that its a classy one to go a souling anew the year ahead!!!

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Great to have this night to look forward to for kick-starting this year after all the food, drink and TV this last fortnight. :)

 

For anyone interested, this Tuesday night I'll be doing my best to "fly the flag" for Northants / Soul in the Bowl on Banbury Internet Radio....I think 7.30/8 until 10.30. Not too much pressure being their first guest of the year :elvis: , so go easy on me if you do go on the chat room thing on BIR website. :D  :thumbsup:

 

http://banburyinternetradio.com/

 

Will be picking out records from this last couple of years, what I can recall of some "Den" type tunes, some "Main Room" dancers (including some I'm told were tried and tested Cleethorpes winners in the mid 70's...thanks Jem :wink: !) and a few things in between.

 

Cheers, Steve

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Good luck at Banbury Radio Steve - I'll tune in if back from Hogwarts in time (Taking the kids to see it all 'Christmassy')

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Oh yeh - See you all (and anyone else!) at The Priory in Wellingborough from 2.02pm - Forgot about that bit, until all the Face Book messages - We can't keep away from the place!

 

Kiddo, bring that clever music thingy will ya?

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Did have, its on the list I mentioned on another thread, U know who must have had it :(

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The guests have RSVP'd and we shall be with you early doors.........can't attend the BIR warm up at Man Cave on tuesday Ste, but will heckle from my keyboard or if I shout I'm sure you will hear my dulcet tones :) XX  I'm almost a 'local person'............X

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Ha ha, be nice and cosy in the "man cave" mate, just you Nick and the mini pasties plus 24 cans of lager...least you will get a couple of pasties, be tuning in for ya 

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The Priory it is Then !

Just got to do a few final adjustments to the Ark, but we will be there at the normal time if the tides with us.

Looking forward to seeing you all Saturday

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A true Cleethorpes sound,standing on the seafront and listening to the sound of the vibrations coming all the way along the weeden decking of the pier from the dancefloor of the nighter,unique,definately.It willbe good to hear some sounds from the moment in time that was the start of the cleethorpes years.At that time is by far my favourite as was Samanthas over Wigan,personal opinion,some great stuff coming from the mecca intermixed with the classics and the new big northern sounds of the time.Look forward to hearing some memory evoking sounds in theroom 1 as well as a  what is hitting the turntabloes in the Den,Heard its much darker now in the said Den but thats fine because when your pupils get bigger your eyes adapt quickly to the dark so mo problem there thanks to human physiology anyway its the ears that matter and no amount of darkness can shutn out the sound of a top choon.Roll on Saturday,There may not be a winter garden or a pier to walk back and forth from like in the Cleethopes day in Northants but theres a Den and a big room to divide your nights attentions between and you dont have to walk along what at this time of the year would and could be a very cold seafront.No doubting the quality of the djs or the music that will be played in each room  thats for sure.First soul event of the New Year for me ,my feet are already tapping.

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They say you can come across some strange sights at sea,well one morning coming out of the pier nighter there was a strange sight indeed,someones car had bee driven ont during low tide and was now half under water,wouldnt have liked it to have been mine,heard the culprits came from Manchester,no slur on your good name of course mr back street blue,good fellow as you are on this site .Some even stranger things were seen and done back then many, inded nearly all not for public consumption.Strangely or maybe not so strange the record that always puts me in mingd of Cleethorpes when I hear it is The O Jays ,I Love Music, closely folloewed by So Is The Sun,that used to get the decking thumping all the way to shore thats for sure!.As the Yum Yums would say,Saturday night "Its gonna be a big thing", at the Bowl.Bring it on!.

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Thanx - See you at The Priory!

 

If anyone fancies joining us, ask at the bar for the 'Len's Den' party, and you will be shown to our room :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Mo & me really looking forward to sat nite sorting a few bits & pieces out to play, have pulled around a 100 to play for first half hour set don't think they'll fit !!!! Doh Great venue, great people, great records, the den it is then :-)

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Working this weekend lads.   Networks been shutdown tight over Xmas / New year - now loads of weekend work.

Just know it'll be another gud 'un !

Catch up soon.

 

Tom.

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Thanks to Topsy for having us on his Shades of Soul show this Tues night to help promote this event.

 

For anyone interested (and for a bit of fun trying to get the records in the right rooms :g:  :D ) here's a link to list of what was played as just a "taster" for what people can expect this coming Saturday across both rooms.

 

 

Thanks again to Jem for "lending" me some records to include ... one of which you won't see again after it was auctioned off on another well known website tonight mate! :D

 

Cheers, Steve

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Good to hear my old mate RUG Bowers names mentioned . He would have loved the Den!!!. A DJ well before his time and very sadly missed!!!

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Looking forward to the first "bowl" of the year!!! Promises to be another good un!!!

 

See you there!!

 

Andy

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Here's a play list of mine from my last 'out of town' outing (Boomerang) Let me know if you fancy hearing any from this list as I haven't started working on my set yet :ohmy: .....I know, I feel dizzy at the thought, it's a 'work head' thing that I hope to completely forget come Sat night - I'm relying on you guyz :wink:

 

Looking forward to seeing you all. Mick 'n' Mo, have a safe journey - First round is on me.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

MIKE AND THE CENSATIONS — THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO ABOUT IT - ‘THE YELLOW LABEL’

BRENDA STAR — SATAN, LET ME SLEEP TONIGHT — ‘THE WHITE LABEL’

MARY WELL — HE’S THE ONE ‘THE BIG LABEL’

FRENCH COFFEY — NOTHING FROM NOTHING — ‘THE PINK LABEL’

ANDY FISHER — MY HEART’S BEATING STRONGER — ‘THE BLUE ‘N’ WHITE LABEL’

JOHNNIE HOYLE — WHAT ABOUT ME — ‘THE LIGHT BLUE LABEL’

PATTI AUSTIN — HE’S GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME — ‘THE YELLOW LABEL’

CLARA WOOD — YOU’RE AFTER MY GUY — ‘THE WHITE LABEL’

BOBBY MAC — SHY GUY — ‘THE RED LABEL’

JACKIE BEAVERS — COME BACK MY LOVE — ‘THE ORANGE LABEL’

SONNY CRAVER - I’M NO FOOL — ‘THE BLUE LABEL’

ART ENSLEY — OPEN THE DOOR TO YOUR HEART — ‘THE BLACK LABEL’

THE LEDGENDS — FEAR NOT — ‘THE WHITE LABEL’

LEE WILLIAMS — IT'S EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU — ‘THE RED LABEL’

 

BILLY SHA-RAE — CRYING CLOWN - ‘THE BURGENDY LABEL’

THE FESTIVALS — YOU’VE GOT THE MAKINGS OF A LOVER — ‘THE RED LABEL’

ARTHUR PRYSOCK — HURT SO BAD — ‘THE BLACK LABEL’

THE SPECIALS — YOU STOOD ME UP - ‘THE WHITE LABEL’

KIM KATRELL — DID YOU SEE HER LAST NIGHT — ‘THE GREEN LABEL’

THE SOFTIQUES — TWO KINDS OF BOYS — ‘THE OLD LABEL’

OTIS LEE — HARD ROW TO HOE - ‘THE YELLOW LABEL’

THE MAGNIFICENT MEN — MUCH TOO MUCH — ‘THE HOME MADE LABEL’ C/U

MIKKI FARROW — COULD IT BE — ‘THE BLUE LABEL’

JEANIE TRACY — MAKING NEW FRIENDS - ‘THE BURGENDY LABEL’

BETTY LLOYD — I’M CATCHING ON — ‘THE BLACK LABEL’

ALT VERSION — JUST BECAUSE — ‘THE HOME MADE LABEL’ C/U

OTHELLO ROBERTSON — SO IN LUV - ‘THE ORANGE LABEL’

GINO WASHINGTON — I’LL BE AROUND (WHEN YOU WANT ME) ‘THE YELLOW (ISH) LABEL’

DARROW FLETCHER — WHAT GOOD AM I WITHOUT YOU — ‘THE YELLOW LABEL’

JESSE FISHER — WAITING — ‘THE PRETTY LABEL’

MARTHA & THE VANDELLAS — NOWHERE TO RUN - ‘THE PURPLE LABEL’

THE DELLS - IT’S ALL UP TO YOU - ‘THE ORANGE LABEL’

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Some of the best times ever from back then that I had was with Rug ,Wilky,Gavin and co ,all dayers at Wilkys mums house after nighters etc in Wilkys bed room with a choice of what choons to put on between Wilky and Rugs boxes?everyone on the same level having a really good laugh about things,Rug,bless him along with Wilky and Gav,had the best most funny zany senses of humour I have ever known,I was very sad after having been away from the scene for many years on return to find out him and Gav had passed on r.i.p bless the pair of them.Hope they keep a guest pass for me to that exclosive soul club up the top of the stairs.As you say Rug would have loved the bowl,sadly last time I saw him was after being off the scene some time over Wellingborough saw him running a record stall with Karen ,we had a good laugh and long verbal about things,Well roll on Saturday.

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Of course, I also hope 'The Shropshire Massive' and 'The Dorset Dafties', and anyone else travelling long distances have safe journeys as well as Mick 'n' Mo - I mentioned them because they are D.Jing.........and the whole event is sourly on their shoulders :ohmy::D 

 

See you all in the pub at 2.02pm :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Hi, really looking forward to Mick & Mo spinnin some toons. What a start to the evening in the Den Quality from the start.Then be followed by the other dj's different styles but always quality soul music, its great to hear what else is out there.Will also be having a groove in the main room as well. Then add good people to spend time with you know who you all are. So looking forward to my local soul nite I may explode with pleasure outside the co op. bish bosh Kimbo n Lisa

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I HOPE YOUVE GOT A GOOD EXCUSE FOR BEING 2 MINUTES LATE!

 

Dorset Daftie

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 I may explode with pleasure outside the co op. bish bosh Kimbo n Lisa

 

 

 

I've told you about then Co Op curries M8 :)

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Ohh you are a one Tank, I've done me set now! Right, back to the drawing board :D....It's funny, I thought I'd dig a bit deeper this time, so went back to my shelves, and I've virtually come up with an oldies spot. Interestingly though, some that would have been main room plays 10 years ago, are actually more fitting of 'The Den' nowadays.

 

I'll defo dig out Mike and the Censations - It was in and out of my 'Maybe Pile' all evening anyway :D

 

Enjoy the rest of the tunes mate, pretty sure you will find most on You Tube.

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Hi Len. As long as its the last orange label on the list,l don't give a S""T what its on.....Mark.

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Looking forward to a great night of soul music at soul in the bowl. See you all tomorrow night:))) Karlos.

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Have had the call and it seems I will be finally getting along to this tomorrow

 

Might be quite late but better late than never

 

Andy

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Looks like the Bowl has become another great"Landmark venue",in the long,lomg,history of rare soul in this country and rightly so.I although living in Peterborough now and have been for some years am Northants born and bred in that sleepy little peaceful hamlet of Corby,where those who cant cope with the pace of life in Switzerland come to retire .Glen bellamy ,legend dj,psychologists say women are better at multi tasking,but even they wouldnt be able to perform the task of simultaneous attention and listeneing to the choons in both rooms at the same time,even with the "sweet spot",mentioned earlier,some hard decisions  to make for folk folk tomorrow night,at various stages through the night,room 1 or room 2?I am going for a bit of both meself.Someone was saying to me "Phook,look at all the comments about this event even before the after event comments go in",my answer is that shows what the quality is,has been and is expected to be.Well only another night to go till I come out of the restraints and head to Rushden."Michael  Palin" Kimbo and Lisa know who you are,you better be there tomorrow as Rug s Classic "The Lean Back",is coming out on release soon!

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Nice one Manus. Gawd are people really expecting quality? I'm defo going 'back to the drawing board' tonight - Damn I can't, I'm going over to put the Black Out Panels up in 'The Den' :ohmy: .....looks like a late night for me :wink: 

 

See ya Sat mate,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Well only another night to go till I come out of the restraints and head to Rushden."Michael Palin" Kimbo and Lisa know who you are,you better be there tomorrow as Rug s Classic "The Lean Back",is coming out on release soon!

Manus that is class p###ing me sen. Is Rugs solatio with the flapping "soul" gonna be held aloft like the golden fleece. May need to rope in sorry invite Phil F, Phil A and tank to join the troop.... maybe do a lap of honour round the Dance floor.... see if we get thrown out. Rug would have liked that. See you at the go go mate.

PS no one knows what the hell we are on about..... only Mr Palin

Regards

The man from the crystal Maze!!!

### TANK OR PHIL A. IF YOU CAN CONTACT MARK KERR AND TELL HIM MANUS IS MOVIN ON A GROOVE AT THE BOWL SAT NITE.

CHEERS GUYS.

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Message has been sent Kim, re MK, don't forget to visit "the darker side" everyone !

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Cheers Phil hope he can make it.

Manus how many years since you and Mark have seen each other Late 70's early 80?

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Late seventies

Late seventies in the hey days of the "Lean back",along with one of "Rugs",favourites called "The march of the lonesome rudder,solo performance",will explain all tomorrow.Mark will remember the brilliantly choreographed by Himself"Rug", formation march in single file to the Northpark from Marks flat before a st Ives allnighterEveryone was walking lean back style with Rug leading, hands behind his back holding his thumb in the other hand fingers out to resemble a rudder,he would move it from right to left depending what way the file needed to turn,just like an indicator.Following on behind Rug was myself,Mark,the two Dan brothers from Northampton,Pete Bradbury and Lenny jones from Corby following on at the back,Lenny had to shout out choo,choo everytime we made a turn or crossed a road.We travelled a good half mile or more from Marks flat staying in formation all the way , it was middle of summer early evening, loads of people about turning round looking at us slack jawed as we passed,even had a couple of cars stop to let us cross.Dont know where Wilky had got to that evening but we met up with him later .Having a grumpy depressive comedown after a nighter was impossible with folk like Rug,Wilky etc around,you would be laughing to much at the stunts and banter all based around ovo of course.Be good to say hello to fellow leanbacker tomorrow night,sadly not all that many left,however the founder wont be forgotten as he still lives on in memories of those who knew him.Like you say Kimbo mate,it wouldnt be an olympic torch it would be Rugs solatio with the elastic band holdning the toe and soul together as the iconic symbol,he even gave it a name and would do the ventriloquists bit with it having conversations,I reckon it was called "Thladmeed",pronounced how it looks,in fact I am fairly sure of this,it is after all not one of those names you forget ,is it,Phook it Rug Bowers legend,and as some stated a dj before his time.Those were the times when you came to realise how right it was to be part of "The wrong crowd",part of the "Midnight Brew ",that was a bubbling.Hot summers but hey what the phook,they was the summers of the "Cool off".
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Manus ''born and bred in that sleepy little peaceful hamlet of Corby'' :) :) :)

PMSL M8, we always thought it was full of nutters, nice nutters mind you :) :)

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Just back from 'The Drawing Board' - 'Mike And The Censations' nicely 'spliced' in for Tank.......not sure about quality, but we try our bestest :wink: 

 

After a lengthy 'meeting' with Jem and Steve S ('The Soul Bowl Crew'), we now have a 'New New' look 'Den' - A 'subtle, but significant' change for you all to look forward to :yes: 

 

See you tomorrow.......another 10 minutes, and it will be 'see you later'!

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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See you later! :D

 

.......god I'm a Saddo.

 

Night night.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Ha ha. Yep the Corby skins had a hell of rep in the early 70's and I quote " Go to Corby for a laugh, go home in stitches" Brill Having said that Have met some top soul people from that sleepy ol hamlet.............. will be in the company of one for sure later.

Manus that last post brill didn't know about Rug and the talking shoe... if those things happened anywhere else but on the soul scene you'd be in Bedlam Ha Ha.

 

Len see ya later buddy at the Priory............

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Troop;

 

The tunes are sorted and Iv decided to feature in the main rare album tracks from the late 60's early 70's from the likes of James Conwell, The Players, Gil Bernal, Lovelites, Manhattans, Betty Everett, Clyde McPhatter, Willie & West, TK Murray, Con Funk Shun, barbara Acklin, Ray Alexander Technique, Timothy Wilson and loads more.

 

The Den rules, see you in there.

 

Gouch

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…..and that is what ‘The Den’ is all about - each event being different from the last because the D.J’s are free to play exactly what they choose to. We do try to have a bit of ‘light and shade’ with ref music styles, which keeps it all interesting.

 

See you in a bit.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Thats one dedicated record collector Kimbo,every spare penny on records and some more putting yourself in the red besides,never mind the sxpense of resouling your leather shoes when an elestic bamd would do,yet he had the knoack of always looking smart,jacket and tie etc,bloody hell look at the sort of record you could have got for a fiver back then that the shoe repair would cost.
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Hi len unfortunately we wont be able to make it this time mrs.p going in hospital on Tuesday for operation on her back, have a great  night in the den as I know you will . Always top quality sounds from the d.j's in the den  and alike in the main room from Jem & co .

Have a great one guys

 

see ya soon  atb steve

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Thanks to all those that supported ‘The Den’ last night, and for understanding what we are doing in there - I ain’t worked that out myself yet! :D Also thanks to the D.J’s - Stevie P, Phil Atley, Brian Goucher, and ‘Mick ‘n’ Mo’ for sticking with playing the tunes they believe in, this takes some doing - that pressure to ‘fill the floor from the off’ is always there for a D.J.

 

The main room looked cracking, and it was great to see Dave Vanner going down so well in there :wink:

 

As always, we welcome any feedback - Apologies that the heating was on full in ‘The Den’ - that will be sorted.

 

A couple of people said it was too dark in there! :ohmy: let me know if it is a problem, and we’ll adjust (slightly!) My reasoning is - You enter ‘The Den’ to listen, not to see, that’s when the socialising starts - then you miss the night! :rofl:

 

A pleasantly surprisingly high turnout so soon after Christmas :wink:

 

See ya next time,

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup:

 

P.s - When I said to a couple of people that I wasn’t gonna go last night, I was being ironic! (Someone said they had heard this) ‘Len’ not attending ‘The Den’, may give out the wrong signals  :huh: he he (My fault!)

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we went.....found that sweet spot near the door    where you couldn,t hear the music at all in either room fantastic place!!............lens din.....mick and mo were a bit lively (good ta see ya both)....Len you need to put a bed up by the decks for people to ave a snooze. lol.......good to see manus not lost any of ya charm  and kimbo and co  atb  tezza

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Yet another fantastic night at Soul in the Bowl, the floor was my oyster I couldn't stop dancing, it must be all the water I was drinking. It was brilliant from start to finish, all the DJ's played great sets in both rooms. And it was nice to catch up with friends old and new:)

 

 

                                                            karlos

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Had a good nite catching up with everyone.didnt get to hear all the spots in the Den but made sure on Mick & Mo's.

Nice to see Gaz Zoboki(my ol mucker and best man) back on the floor after 20 odd years. Last time I saw him he went for a slash at Stafford niter and never came back.........until last nite. Soon as he saw me he said bloody hell Kimbo I've had one hell of a turn out! Also saw a bloke at the bar late on in the nite Barry who I worked with in the 80'S "bloody hell Barry fancy seeing you. Didn't know you were into Soul music" he replied "i'm not I feccin hate it, Im here to lock up" ha ha it was that sort of nite.Great to See Manus and Phil. Manus and Mark talking all things leanback.Lots of remembering,j the guy we called catweasle. The chap at Trentham niter who asked what time Archie Bell and the Dells were on !!!!was he disappointed depending on who he wanted to see Ha ha Great to see everybody and just have a local nite to enjoy people and music wise. Kimbo n Lisa

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Well I got out my restraints to get there last night,still on the loose now and I have told the nurses I am not going back in them again,phook lots of faces there last night some I have not seen for a very long time,Mark Kerr great lad ,still got yer chesire cat grin,laughing about it on the way home about how the key to brillos bedsit used to be booting the door in,so self,Wilky,Rug,Mr Kerr could shelter from inclement weather that would occur on the streets of Kettering,leanback rule ya bas as they would say inthat sleepy little hamlet in the shire where the steelworks once stood.Brilliant seeing you Tezza,sure want to hit Burnley soon,That sweet spot was great for a good verbal ,only down point one of the sonderkommando behind the bar told me off for leaning against the ropes,last time someone said that was when in a boxing ring!Congrats Len that place was filled with people last night,including the firm of Kimbo,Mark and Luton Paul.Paul headspin at 64,hows that you young uns!My mate Phil says he had a good night oat the bowl,he was suprised to see so many people,mind you that not suprising there was more folk there than there was at most all nighters weve been to lately and I am talking about numberss present about one in the morning before the great tidal drift begins and thoughts of bed and cocoa fill the heads of some and others think oh two more hours then we can go to our hotel for a nice sleep.So once again nice one Len you have to be doing something right to draw such a crowd and keep them there till the lights all go on.Liked hearing Glen Bellemy second set and caught a chunk of Phils personal stamp!Had a few damces earlier on ,donmt feel right at a soul do without a sweat soaked shirt enough heat around as I was "slipping around ",on the floor.You know what it is really refreshing to go somewhere where the bloody"Ghost",isnt in attendence,hes everywhere (well nearly)everywhere else,bit like "Kilroy was here".Like Kimbo says great to see everybody ,even though I am no longer a local shire lad but still have a place in me ticker,on a local soul night,to enjoy people and music.Wont miss the next one,once more great to have a chat with Tez and Mark,well as they say "lean on m..... sorry Leanback on me !".Kimbo everyone will of course know what we are talkiing about.Nice one Len.

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Not a bad start to the year that! Great to see so many people up for a good night so soon after the Pembo bash and Christmas etc.

Really enjoyed playing a few dozen early doors as the big room steadily filled up....thanks again for entrusting me with that opening spot as it is an important one and some nice comments from people cheers. Great to have a chat with Chris Dalton and get an insight into what Cleethorpes events were like, then fair play to see him dancing a bit in the Den later in the night and staying right till the end.

Managed to spend almost as much time dancing as it took to help set both rooms up, which is always good "pay-back" for what is a long but brilliant day.

Loved the new dancing corner in the Den and prefer darkness, although appreciate others wanna see who's in the room! Everything I heard in there and back in main room just brilliant to my ears and feet. My two girls asked me to help them build a "den" in the house today....it wasn't as good!!

All the best and roll on the next one in April.

Steve

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You all did good :) :) :)

Fab night: laughed all night at mental anecdotes, danced much, listened more and met of few of you lot on here which was an honour :)

 

See you in April; the big 5 - 0 month for me so I expect a commode and comfy chair ready please......

 

Thanks Len, Jem & Steve XXXX

 

I trust Gordon is enjoying his free CD gifted from Topsey? :)

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Got to say Guy's......well done once again & Musically for me, the main room was the best one yet. Great tunes from the lad's in there.....including Steve's usual excellent "warm-up spot". :)

regards,

John Mc.

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....Where was this famous 'sweet spot', and how many were in it?! :rofl: 

 

Great to see ya Karl :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Great night! and from a personal perspective really enjoyed the "Cleethorpes Classic's" featured in the Main Room. A pleasantly surprising good turn out being so close to Christmas, Mrs. Jem tells me approx 250

 

Proud to play my part in the team that gives the platform to "Soul in the Bowl" Thanks team and thanks to all the regulars and first timers...that come and put..... Soul into the Bowl  :hatsoff2: 

 

See you in April all the best Jem  :thumbsup:

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.....disturbingly, I followed and understood everything - Great stuff!  :rofl: ......Kimbo has only just stopped texting me.....I'm now worried, as it's normaly the other way round - he left the conversation when I mentioned Shakespear was on Sou-source......and honestly Kimbo - It did take this Soulie one and a half hours to change a light bulb today.....

 

Great to see ya Manus :wink:

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Is that the one I picked up off the A45 on the way home? - Terry is a clumsy one, always dropping C.D's out of his car window :wink: 

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Troop;

 

Its all been said but I'll put my two peneth in, standing in a line waiting for permission to buy a drink is f******* stupid,at times the line was reaching the doors, I'll blame Mr Scotney its the sort of thing you encounter in banks:) Needs changing, gave up twice trying to buy a beer.

 

Spent most of my time in the Den, musically it was a supreme night and it was so good to hear Mick & Mo get the response from those present, we know how good they are and its great to have them as part of the Den's line up,both Stevie P and Lenny as usual doing what they do to great response,Phil always brings something fresh to the decks and has impeccable taste, for my own part I stuck in the main to album tracks and judging by the response it worked, in any event you wont hear 90% of what was played in the Den anywhere else and that tells you how unique the Den is and how damned lucky we are to have the Den in 2014,it also says a great deal about you folks that want to be in there, thankyou, see you at the next one.

Soul On

Gouch

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Just a bloody good night,if your thinking about coming then don't just do it flippin brill.Nicola and Gilly

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SIB.......carrying on the Northampton traditions laid down at Wilby, Kellmarsh and Earls Barton, that of playing GOOD TUNES.

Manus.....I'm NOT 65........YET :)

Luton Paul

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I hope we are doing you guys credit mate - Northants has a long soul history.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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Troop;

 

Iv had so many contacts about the album tracks I played including the nice gent who phoned me at something to twelve wanting to know the details of a track, the wife wasnt to pleased, best not broach the subject of how much Iv agreed to pay for a deep want then with her, thanks mate...anyway Iv been through the boxes and I think the list is ok, not in the order of play obviously. Thanks for your interest.

 

Typing this reminded me, just how good did Nick Allen sound all over again.

 

 

Sandra Wright “A man cant be a man without a woman”

Marvin & Tammy “Baby I need your loving”

Willie & West “Beautiful Party”

Betty Everett “Falling in love”

Players “Get hep to love”

Temptations “Tear stained pillow”

Barbara Acklin “Where is my shadow”

Lovelites “Certain kind of lover”

Gil Bernal “It sure is groovy”

Satisfaction Unlimited “Lets change the subject”

Freddie Hughes “Tonight Im gonna see my baby”

James Hunter Six “Minute by Minute”

Mac Kisoon “You keep me hanging on”

Clyde McPhatter “Anyone can tell”

Connie Laverne “Cant live without you”

Margie Joseph “I’ll always love you”

Straight Jacket “Greatest part of loving you”

Barbara Morrison “Hey boy I wantcha”

Nick Allen “Hard way to go”

Johnny Adams “You’re a bad habit baby”

PHD’s “It swells my desire”

Joseph Cotton “We can make it”

Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings “We get along”

Cloudburst “I’m loving you”

Bill Murphy “Aint no big thing”

Jack Ashford “I’ll fly to your open arms”

 

Soul On

 

Gouch

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I must have got lucky then cos had no trouble getting a drink. I even left the dancefloor at the start of a tune that didn't grab me, got some drinks and was back near the dance floor before it had finished. Even my brother said it was better and he'd still be going on about it now if it wern't.   :wicked: 

 

Another cracking night at the Bowl. :)

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Hi 'Maark',

 

I asked Brian to find something to moan about - it just wouldn't feel right if everyone went home happy......I even got a smile out of Terry at one point....quite unnerving......... :wink:

 

Len :thumbsup: 

 

P.s - I saw you and ya good lady hitting the dance floor hard in the corner of the big room - Great stuff :wink: 

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Superb nite again in the DEN seems to be growing in leaps and bounds.

Big big thank you from mo and me for the invite to play afew of our records was a pleasure and honour, again thanks team.

 

Looking forward to the next one already

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You certainly are, and yes,deffo a long history of soul in Northampton, certainly 45 years at least, I were 19 when I first went to the George in '67.

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Cheers Mick for playing my request of 'Milton & Winston'.   Great to hear Patty Stokes' as well, one of my all time favs.

 

Sublime soul in the den all night.   Every dj adding something a bit different.   I also enjoyed your spot early on in the main room Steve, before we headed into the den for the rest of the evening. 

 

You asked for feedback Len, heres mine for what its worth;  - keep the den as dark as possible, also the volume was a bit low early on, although was turned up later on I noticed.      Apart from that no complaints, just praise for a great event.

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Great stuff - This is why we try to persuade everyone to pop into 'The Den' (even for a short while), it's nice to hear different tunes from time to time.....In saying this, they are playing all sorts of fantastic tunes in The Main Room anyway, and I feel I miss out......Still, we have Ez's 60th Birthday Bash on Friday March 14th to look forward to, where we are all in the main room - I'll try and 'splice' a couple of 'Den' tunes in (as Ez always spend time in 'The Den')

 

I recon this night will be fantastic, all welcome - and it's FREE! :yes:

 

***Note Ez's Birthday is a Friday***

 

See ya then.

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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You'll be pleased to know that we have decided to move Steve into 'The Den', he will be doing a regular spot from 7.30 - 8.45 to 'set the tone' for the evening :wink:  

 

All the best,

 

Len :thumbsup: 

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