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A Night Of Real A.T.B Northern Soul..... 60ts, 70ts, RnB & Motown

3rd Saturday For This Month Only

(Then Back To Our Normal 4th Saturday For The Rest Of The Year)

Saturday 19th Of April

8:00pm Till 2:30am

CITY CENTRE SOUL

AT

THE OLD NAGS HEAD

£3.00 ON THE DOOR

Resident DJ With

This Months Special Guest DJ's

BARRY TASKER

Soul In The Cellar

Bernard Heap

Bury Masonic

FRANKIE M

Altringham, Salford

100% VINYL 100% DANCING

Info..... Venue : 07525709105

Dave : 07905676181 Sue : 07870612890

The Old Nags Head, Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (Just Off Deansgate)

Central Manchester M2 5WD

10 Minutes From Piccadilly, 10 Minutes From Victoria Stations,

5 Minutes from The Nearest Tram Stop, on street parking & NCP Within Walking Distance

Hey Everybody this is our Video from last fantastic "City Centre Soul Night" from February..... See who you can spot ??


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Great line line for our second night at this iconic venue , with the legend Barry Tasker  ( Pendulum , Greatstone ) as main guest

and all for £3 on the door

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Hi Everbody,

  soon be adding Our Video for C.C.S's April Soul Night the one at the top of the page is from our Soul Night in February plus the flyer with all the dates at the Nags Head  for This year, hope you like what you see.

   Why not come down on Saturday the 28th of June & join us for a night of A.T.B top Northern (all on original vinyl), you won't be disapointed Folks, speak again soon, Woody   :hatsoff2:

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 Not forgetting your good self Frank & the King of Northmoor Soul "Mr Bernard Heap"   :hatsoff2:  

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Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

This month alongside Myself, Miss T & Our regular Warm Up Man Frank are joined by Special Guest DJ's Barry Tasker (Soul In The Cellar - at the Greatstone Hotel) & Bernard Heap (Bury Masonic) so come & enjoy good company, great friendly atmosphere & some of the finest soul around.

  Our continuing policy is to bring our supporters quality sounds from "back in the day", right up to "current plays", all on lovely original vinyl    :thumbsup: .

  No politics, no ego's, just Soulful sounds, friendship & crackin night out. If you fancy hearing a few tunes new to your ears alongside loads of Club Classics & Old Favorites then this is the place for you    :thumbsup: .

 Why not come along & check us out, the emphasis is on "dancing & having a good time".....    :thumbup:

 Thanks for looking, cheers Everybody, Woody     :hatsoff2:

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  Really looking forward to the 19th of April now especially with popular Manchester DJ's "Barry Tasker" (Soul In The Cellar @ The Greatstone Hotel) & Bernard Heap (Bury Masonic)  as our guest's on the night. 

    Come down & check out what Me, our regular warm up man Frankie M, Barry & Bernard are playing. If our last night in February's anything to go by it should be another stormer (check out the video's from a couple of C.C.S nights from the end of last year at the top of the page). Playing you classic Northern Soul, Motown & RnB from way back when, right up to current spins, all on lovely original vinyl. Nice private upstairs room with it's own bar & amenity's, great dance floor & ample seating.

  Don't forget we're on from 8:00pm till 2:30am (bar till 2:00am  :P  ) 

You get all this for just three quid, bargain!!!!  :thumbsup:

  See you on the 19th of next month, Woody & Miss T C.C.S.   :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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Hello

how the times flies and not that long untill our " easter saturday " night out , a must for soul folk visiting manchester

for the holiday weekend where a great night and a warm welcome is guarenteed

cheers

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a bit of record buying today i think , aimed at the "city centre soul " sound of quality and original club and northern soul classics  with some suprises .......

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Hi Everybody,

   hope you all had a great weekend, just a quick word about our Guest DJ line up for this year. We've got some crackin' top notch DJ'S lined up for you, obviously kickin' off in February with Paul Welsby from Manchester's Nu Beat Club, on the 19th of April (don't forget 3rd Saturday in April only) we'll be joined by Barry Tasker from "Soul In The Cellar". Then later in the year Les Hare from "King Bee Records", Derek Greenhoff who runs "The Trades Club" & "The Kingstone Club" in Barnsley. Glen Goodwin from "The Hole In The Wall Soul Club" in London 'll be joining us again in June too, so all in all it looks like we're for another great soulful year here at "City Centre Soul". Our man Frankie M 'll be on hand with his awesome warm up spots, he always has a few surprises for us & throws in bit of vintage Ska for good measure.

 Be a few other guest behind the decks from time to time too, so keep checking us out & see whats going off at "City Centre Soul" down here in M2.....  Catch you all soon, Woody & Miss T  C.C.S.    :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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Hi

great nights ahead in 2014 , and not that long to our April  " city centre  soul "

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Hi Frank,

   yeah ditto, picked up a few more bits myself, all helps keep things fresh & mix it up a bit.....

   Look forward to hearing some of your new plays next month Buddy, see you soon, Woody & Miss T   :hatsoff2::wave:     

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Guest DJ's

 

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

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Hi Everybody,

   great responce so far to the next C.C.S. Soul Night on the 28th of next month. Well done & a massive thanks to all who've flyered for us & helped out with promoting the "New Venue". Miss T'll be posting another one of her Video's from our first C.C.S. night at "The Old Nags Head" any time in the next few weeks, so keep checking us out for that & more info ect..... Russ's here joining in the fun again with more madness, jokes & banter doing his Record Round Up on the way to next month.

   Gonna be a crackin' night me thinks when we're joined behind the decks by Special Guest DJ "Glen Goodwin",  me & the Team are all really up for it as our next night draws nearer.

   For more info & loads more great pics from C.C.S's adventures all over the UK, check us out on our Facebook Page :- City Centre Soul Nites (spell "Nites" like so..... &  when you get there don't forget to click Like This Page....lol) .

   Cheers Folks, speak again soon, Woody & Miss T   :hatsoff2:   :wave:

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Dont forget us on the 19th of April ,packing more punch than the Ricky Hatton fight with less blood and bruises, unless Frank fall's over again while dancing, then that'll probably make two of us .....   :hatsoff2:

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Yes "twinkle toes " i am not , but have a few good uns in my box and cannot wait for our next night

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Well a massive good evening team,

And just a quick post to say "business is back to normal" so starting as we mean to go on and now we're officially into Spring here is a problem some of us fellas might experience on the first igrass cutting of the season!

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So while i was doing a spot of spring cleaning i found this disc that i honestly can't remember where it came from of how indeed it came into my collection but perhaps this might be me but i'm going to say this possibility might be an almost un-played track on the soul circuit.


Chance Halladay "13 Women" GNP Records

Okay so we have a mixture of a "Titty Shaker & Popcorn" fusion type sound and very much a hard cover of the Dickie Thompson tune from the mid 1950's, performed by rockabilly singer Chance Halladay.

It was released on Gene Norman's GNP label out of Hollywood back in 1962 but failed to make any chart impact back then the song was also the "B" side of "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Halley And The Comets and without doubt only a few years ago would have been passed over on the grounds of it Northern Soul pedigree, yet because of the ever changing framework that the Soul scene encompasses many records and styles of music become absorbed and taken on board, Little Richard "Get Down With It" The Profiles "Take A Giant Step" and Fats Domino's "It Keeps Raining" all Rock'n'Roll records and a host of others and the worst Northern Soul record ever, Travis Wammack's "Scratchy" not to sure what this even comes under musiclly but was a monster sound and huge dance floor filler in it's day along with country hits via Barbara Mills "Queen Of Fools", Charlie Rich "Love Is After Me" and The Anderson Brothers "I Can See Him Loving You" and off course anything with that certain beat.

Well "13 Women" might just have that certain something with it's "16 Tons" back lay and some very hot and sexy muted trumpet you have a massive helping of strutter style popcorn not the purest soul or R&B but catchy in it's own right and a possible contender as the best and coolest Mod dancer to get very little (if any) deck time but as we know every so often a tune that has no right to get the plays it does just slips though the net and as tastes change what might be the next sound to cross over from one musical field to another?



Russ CCS Sheffield Branch
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Good Evening to you Russ,

  I've said this before & I'll say it again, "you're an absolute mind of information, you could make a good living do these reviews". They're all excellent & so entertaining, talk about craftsmanship. Russ "The Encyclopedia Of Northern Soul".

  Thats a "great" track Buddy, so right for "now", popcorn seems tobe the "In Thing" at the moment, nice one.

  

  Much more to come from Our Man in Sheffield between now & Saturday the 19th of April.....

  Don't forget to come down on the night & see whats going off at The Old Nags Head

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glad to be back on line , how you miss soul source ! , great posting Russ , looking forward to our next instalment of " the adventures of city centre soul " .

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Well we're back on-line now after Soul Source seemed to go Absent WithOut Leave for the last couple of days and back again with some more reviews of mine and the teams event play lists and records we have in our collections.

So i'm taking the stage for the time being and giving you a glimpse into some of the discs that i have in my collection and we're back with another helping of "Popcorn"
 
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Too be honest with you "Popcorn" isn't a musical title i'm really too keen and it's truest form It ranges from Ska, smooth Jazz, Pop, Cha Cha, Rock 'n Roll to crooner ballads and mid tempo soul offerings and is there far more geared up to song tempo than strictly to musical genre.

The name "Popcorn" takes it's musical title from the very late 1960's when a Belgium club named in honour of James Brown's 1968 hit Mother Popcorn started to play music in this style hence now "Popcorn", "Popcorn Oldies" or even "Belgium Northern Soul" as it's sometime known, well whatever we're going to call it this type of sound seems to be very much the in thing at the moment on the British soul scene and a lot of this recent popularity might simply be down to the slower tempo of many of the songs, yet strangely even some of these slower paced recording get re-pitched or in more common terms simply slowed down for event plays (and without getting to technical reducing pitch and increasing note duration to create a more desired sound) and sometimes even going so far that some Belgium "Popcorn" DJ's have played 45 rpm records at 331/3 to create that certain sound and feel to a record, you'll be pleased to know that there's non of that here, all records are as the producer intended them to be heard.

Well here is today's offering of "Popcorn" by Jamie Coe and like the Chance Halladay disc also released on the re-issue label called incidentally called "Popcorn"

Jamie Coe "Cleopatra" Big Top Records

Form the very talented but largely unknown performer Jamie Coe comes this cut on Big Top records, born George Colovas in 1935 in Highland Park Michigan and as the then named George Colovas played with a few bands in the Detroit area, before catching the attention of the singer Bobby Darin in the late 1950s. Darin signed him to a record contract and renamed him Jamie Coe and set him up with a band of his own The Gigolos. Jamie was also an accomplished musician and even had the talent to write songs  as well check out Jamie Coe And The Gigolos "The Dealer" that's him on Tenor Sax.

"Cleopatra" is a 1962 release, co-written by Coe (and on some You Tube clips is re-pitched as in Belgium "Popcorn" practice) "Cleopatra" is a smooth and slick broken heart ballad with a clear and precise vocal by him with a very atmospheric feel to the whole song and with somewhat of a big studio production but thankfully not so big as to over power the vocal and with it's pulsing beat and sweeping strings this semi-jazz influenced number is a real mid-tempo dance floor scorcher with the addition of a killer saxophone break that is just so gritty and sexy a little bit like taking Jessica Rabbit back home to me your parents, your mother ain't gonna like but your dad surely will, this is very much a overlooked tune here in the UK but as styles evolve this is a disc that just might be waiting to have it's day and if you don't fancy forking out the big bucks for the original release on Big Top, it can be your to own for the princely sum of £6.99 on the Popcorn Records re-issue label.



Played at the correct speed

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch
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Yeah Me too Frank,

    it's like being stranded somewhere. Hey Frank's just mentioned "Great" again Russ..... (lol) & they are too (I mean your Tunes & your Post's)

     Nice one Buddy, catch you soon   :hatsoff2:

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Saturday The 19th Of April

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

Guest DJ's

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

Guest DJ's

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

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two likely lads as guest djs  and all for £3 on the door its cheaper than your average Easter Egg , so if your over in manchester for the soul weekend, then it would be good( great )  to see you all .

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Hi Everybody,
  don't forget it's C.C.S's Soul night at The Old Nags Head on Saturday the 19th of April (next month), should be another great night with our Special Guest DJ "Barry Tasker" from "Soul In The Cellar" at the Greatstone Hotel Stretford. Been picking up a few more bits & pieces here & there, Miss T's had her input again too, with a couple of "must have's from her, all good dancer's of course.
  Fantastic night again in February with a few more new face's joining us, met some really nice people.

  Miss T'll be putting another video from June's night near'er to the 19th, so keep a look out for that Everybody.

  All our regular crowd & quite a few of the new face's said they'd come & see us again in April, which is great, see you all there then, Woody C.C.S.   :hatsoff2:

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Well a very good evening team,

 

And Spring must be well and truly in the air according to this newspaper story from The Sun published 31st march 2011.

 

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Shame on you if you thought this was anything else.

 

I know Woody has been buying more even more vinyl for the collection but i think this is an old "back of the box play" that just might get an outing or two.

 

Madeline Bell "I Really Got Carried Away" Philips Records

 

Crashing in like a falling comet comes this high octane up-tempo rocker from 1966 and an all time Twisted Wheel favorite performed by American artist Madeline Bell who got the chance to cut a few discs on her own in between her what we might say was her "day job" Madeline started her career off as a session singer and was a very much in demand backing vocalist even while recording as a solo artist.

 

Over here in the UK, her vocal talents can be found on much of the Dusty Springfield song catalog as well as dozens of other artists and she still continued to perform backing vocals after  joining the British group Blue Mink in 1969 and during her stay with them managed to have six UK top 20 hit singles, "Melting Pot (1969) and "The Banner Man" (1971) being the most successful both going to number 3 on the British hit parade, but it's this disc from her early solo days we'll be reviewing tonight.

 

With a pretty raw vocal and it's American style production "I really Got Carried Away" was the original "B" side to "Don't Come Running To Me" a Dusty-esque style ballad that in it's own right isn't a bad song but lacks the energy levels and sheer dance power of "I really Got Carried Away" with it's clapper beat that just pounds away from start to finish this is a feel good Mod style up-beat dancer at its very best a massive mover of a track that isn't taking any prisoners with some hard tambourine beating out a heavy base line and killer touches of Honky Tonk piano this track bounces away like a possessed space hopper and just to finish things off we have a gritty insert of super cool deep and dirty saxophone, a great old timer from The Twisted Wheel and well over due for some deck time.

 

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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yes the sun is shining here and spring cleaning my records i think , looking foreward to our night in April , will be a cracker

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 Not forgetting your good self Frank & the King of Northern Moor Soul "Mr Bernard Heap"    :hatsoff2:  

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Well Miss T,
  so far so good, just over 600 hits on this sight alone, plus the other sights & Facebook, few phone enquireies. Hope it's a good as the last few months, as you can see we've a great DJ line up with Barry, Bernard, Frank & Myself so we're more or less guaranteed to play something to suit all tastes in all things Northern.... 60ts, 70ts, Motown, loads of R&B, Popcorn & as our name suggests, plenty of Big City Soul.....   :thumbsup:

  Realy looking forward to hearing what the Guys have got in store for us Saturday April the 19th, catch you all soon, Woody   :hatsoff2:

 

P.S. Don't forget it's 8:00pm while 2:30am (bar till 2:00am) from now on & for rest of the year....

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So the clocks have gone forward and there might just seem a little bit more spring in the air than before, all the CCS team are working hard getting everything ready for the 19th and as always a quality night is assured.

 

So just before we start here's a little story for you all.

 

My mate went to the toilet as soon as we got to the pub so I went to the bar and got the drinks. As he came back he very slowly walked wide away from the seats at the bar.

"What the hell was all that about? " I asked him.

"I have been to the doctors today with stomach trouble, and he says I have to be very careful when I pass a stool", he replied.

 

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And what little gem have we on offer tonight from "Woody's" collection to review?

 

Maxine Davis "Before I Leave You" Guyden Records

 

With it's polished and girl group vocal and backing this cut from 1964 is as sweet as any other offering from the time and perhaps even better "Before I leave You" is a full helping of buttered "Popcorn soul" that has we have mentioned seems to be a very in demand sound at the moment and some excellent sounds passed over until just a little while ago are getting a well deserved new lease of life, the slower tempos being far more in keeping with today's dancers than ever before and the 100mph stomper is for ever being superseded by the more lesurely stepper that at best might just go a little over the 40mph mark but often a little slower in a built up area.

 

Perhaps sounding a little like Barbara Lynn (who recorded on Guyden's sister label Jamie) , Maxine Davis goes on to give a truly at ease performance and never once fails to deliver a class vocal that is both tender and heartfelt and with some very well groomed vocal backing that is just so very subtle but so important to the entire song this floater has that certain something special that is firmly stamped into every groove, with a nicely worked musical treatment looked over by producers Steve Tyrell and Huey P Meaux who give a satin feel to the entire track from start to finish and with it's bitter sweet lyric that demands a closer listen and will reward the listener with some well penned and thoughtful verses and although on a first hearing this track this might seem a somewhat standard girl & group offering trust me when i say it's far more than that "Popcorn" it might be, but it's also classy and soulful and coming in a double helping.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield branch

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Yes certainly a spring in my step Russ , looking forward to a summer of soul

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"Great" post again Russ, as per....

    They'll be more than a spring in all our steps as the build up to Saturday the 19th draws near'er. Really looking forward to this one, with all the "Greatstone Crew" all behind the decks on the same night.....      

    Buckle up Everybody!!!!!!!   :hatsoff2:   

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So was it just me or was today a tad cooler or darn right cold?

 

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But rest assured we have plenty of the 0508_hot_Brian_McCartney_zps676ad653.jpg 'est sounds around  

 

Well let's get cracking then with another one from the collection of "Woody"

 

 

 

Shelia Ferguson "Brokenhearted Memories" Swan Records

 

A great power packed up-tempo dancer from 1965 if you can believe that and a song that seemed way ahead of its time featuring Sheila Ferguson as a full solo artist before becoming lead singer with the Three Degrees although her backing singers were all members of  the 1965 incarnation of the group featuring Fayette Pinkney, Janet Harmon and Helen Scott, Shelia Ferguson became a full time member of the group in 1966 when Helen Scott left to start a family, only Fayette Pinkney was with the group during their most successful recording period (yet Helen Scott re-joined the group again in 1976 replacing Fayette Pinkney)

 

Co- written by Richard Barrett (Ferguson's Manager and produced by him as well) and Leon Huff of Gamble and Huff fame and a record label based in Philadelphia we might well and truly say this is a true slice of Philly Soul, with a galloping beat and such additive backing vocals (but would you expect anything less from The Three Degree's?) we have a record that should have been huge but like so many other great sounds of the day just missed out and from there once being a plentiful supply of these discs prices have steadily climbed over the past few years and you won't be finding one of these for a fiver anymore.

 

With a nicely set vocal and fast pacing beat (for those who can stand it) this is a sound that was everything i wanted back then as a teenager and perhaps i still want the same today, with it's sad and almost "pour your heart out" lyrics a classic Northern Soul record that captures the energy and magic of the Soul Scene and in my book is the epitome of a what each and every great soul track should be about not only a tune you just hear but more importantly feel with your heart, under-played and perhaps even over looked but a real gem nether the less, oh what a tune, great choice Woody.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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fine Reviews Russ , out spreading the news about our night on 19th this weekend and across the media and the Old Nags Head is so

convenient if your in manchester city centre on the easter weekend , what a way to end a day of shopping or visiting family well

worth a visit as everyone is made more than welcome on the night

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Hi Frank,

  well done Pal, could'nt have put it better me self. Picked up loads of new face's & made loads of friends along the way...... Why not come down & see us on Saturday the 19th of this month for night of A.T.B Northern Soul (the best music on the planet), dancing, laughing, drinking, all welcome, you won't be disappointed.....   :hatsoff2:

 

P.S. Don't forget it's 8:00pm while 2:30am (bar till 2:00am) from now on & for rest of the year....

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Hi Everybody,

    go to the top of the page & check out Our new Video from one of Our Soul Nights at the end of last year down here at C.C.S.

   Crackin' night as you can see, gonna be more of the same on "Saturday the 19th of this month" (3rd Saturday)  & don't forget we're on while 2:30am (bar till 2:00am) this time & the rest of the year....

   More from C.C.S soon, cheers Everybody, Woody & Miss T  :hatsoff2::wave:

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Evening fellas,

 

Well i'm just licking my wounds after being "sniped" on half a dozen soul records on Ebay and we're talking at the very death with just a few second left but although very annoying i suppose "all's fair in love and Ebay" as much as i might not like it we all have to compete with both professional Ebay'ers and record dealers and those armed with this type of software

 

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So perhaps "if you can't beat 'em join 'em" therefore i just might have to invest in some covert technology myself, grumble over on with today's selection coming once again from the "Woody collection"

 

 

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas "Show Me The Way" Gordy Records/Tamla Motown Records UK Release

 

Once again another Motown disc that the company deemed not strong enough as a single record release on it's own and was to become only the "B" side of Honey Chile a disc that managed to reach number 30 in the UK record charts in 1967 proving that as a company the Motown Corporation had a massive surplus of quality material that they could consign such tracks as flip sides.

 

Massive dancer with a fast and furious 100mph beat and using the same backing Track as J.J. Barnes "(Tell Me) Ain't That The Truth" an unreleased track by him at the time only to see light of day on a 2002 CD compilation "A Cellarful of Motown" Volume 1 and although Martha Reeves & The Vandellas  "Show Me The Way" from the album "Riding High" and J.J. Barnes "(Tell Me) Ain't It The Truth" both songs have the same backing track but totally different lyrics the J.J.Barnes vocal sounds a little Marvin Gaye to me and is well worth a listening to.

 

With a full Motown production that has a hard and heavy beating rhythm that drives along at break neck speed from the opening bar and the tell tale opening drum roll to the very last one and somewhat strangely for a offering from the company at this time is very light on the brass section and without the trademark Motownesque sax break but pounds along and drives home like an express train on acid. Martha Reeves gives a empowered vocal and the Vandellas' add the required backing treatment to this top level dancer that just goes from strength to strength, a great slice of Detroit at it's very best.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi again Everybody,

     thanks for a great response to this moths "City Centre Soul", things are looking really good. Thanks also to all the people who've flyer'd for us & helped out with the promoting & pointing us in the right direction, you know who you are, "Massive thanks from Me & Miss T". Spoke to Russ on the phone earlier & gave him a small list of sounds we'll be playing this month & a few bits we've picked up ready for His Record Round Up which'll be carrying on with on & off for the next couple of weeks, so thats something to look out for, it's highly informative & interesting as well a right laugh every month.

  Take care Folks, speak again soon, Woody C.C.S.  :hatsoff2:

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a lot of interest yesterday at Bury for our night on the 19th , especially hearing what we play and the great guest line up

so looking forward to our second night at the Old Nags Head

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Hi Frank,

  nice one, yeah loads of interest about us on the 19th at the Greatstone on Saturday as well, so we're looking forward to another good night too......

  Take care Pal, see you soon, Woody & Miss T   :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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A few new tunes to be aired on the 19th and as Woody says our line up of guests shows that we aim to bring the best  to

the Old Nags Head , accept no substitutes folks

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Guest DJ's

 

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

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Well it's a very good evening team,

And after my little rant about fleabay on my last post i've calmed down a little and am more like my old self so here is a story that appears from time to time and still get reported as true, sadly the story isn't but it still makes great reading and some well respected newspapers have fallen victim to to this urban legend.

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So what's on offer for tonight you may well be asking? well no more need to wonder we have yet "again a "back of the box" spin from Mr Wood

The Esquires "Get On Up" Bunky Records, UK release on Stateside Records

From 1967 comes this old time Twisted Wheel favorite (as well as other venues) on the New York based "Bunky" record label managed by Chicago based record producer Bill "Bunky" Sheppard as an off shoot to the Scepter record label and this musical offering shows all the hall marks of a Chicago produced song, with a lighter and more delicate air in it's production and off course with some great harmonic vocals that may well be argued really go on to defining why this type of song treatment is so often called "Soft Soul"

The Esquire were a four piece vocal group from Milwaukee County, Wisconsin but relocated to Chicago to work with the producer "Bunky Sheppard" and they went  on to have a decent level of chart success "Get On Up" was their debut release and was a number 11 hit on the Billboard hot 100 and due to this is far rarer on the British release than the American issue and has established it self as a firm favorite on the Beach Music scene as well as the British Soul front. With some very tight sweet captivating vocal work "Get On Up" very much reminds me of a musical mixture of more current (as then) 60's soul and a generous helping of Doo-Wop courtesy of the answer back bass voice, with some very rich brass backing and those oh so well worked vocal harmonies you can see why this record went on to do so well.

And incidentally the song was re-worked in 1976 and called "Get On Up 76" but to me the later cut just lacks the original recordings cleaner values, an old time dancer that is paced at the just about easy mark on the dial and on the US issue really won't break the bank (and as a note both orange and red labels are both first releases) and just for good measure the "B" side of this recording Listen To Me" was payed in it's own right and sounds far more 70's or even later and isn't a bad record and might demand a play or two!



Russ CCS Sheffield Branch
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Hi Evedrybody,
don't forget to drop in to the "Old Nags Head" on Saturday the 19th & see whats going off.... Two great guest DJ's plus Frank & Myself playing 60ts Soul, RnB, Motown & a few 70ts thrown in for good measure. Music to die for, nice friendly atmosphere, crackin' room & decently priced beers etc......
Come & check us out 8:00pm while 2:30am Saturday the 19th   :hatsoff2:

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Hey Russ,

  what great tune, great dancer & a great post. Used to play this quite regularly a few years ago, but you move onto other stuff (like you do), things get forgot about...... Anyway time to reactivate me thinks, top sound.

  Ready for the next instalment now Pal, catch you soon, Woody   :hatsoff2:  

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Well once more burning the midnight oil but very much in a good cause.

 

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And once more we have a great spin from Woody's assortment of vinyl delights and just again echoing the CCS music policy that "Across The Board" really does mean just that and if a record is good no matter what it's price tag be it £500 or £5 it can and they often do get played but always on their original copies!

 

 

The Temptations "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep" Gordy Records, UK Release on Tamla Motown Records

 

From one of the greatest soul groups of all time comes this pure Detroit release from 1966 that managed to get as high as the number 18 spot in the British charts in the same year, and it may well be argued comes from what many might say was the greatest incarnation of the group that was to  become known as the "Classic 5" with the charismatic charm of David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin and Paul Williams "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"  has David Ruffin on lead vocals and from the very opening bars of the song we have the very distinctive Motown sound coming right at us, written by Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland and produced by Norman Whitfield there really isn't much doubt why we have such a typical musical style but be as that may we do have some well thought out vocals from David Ruffin's and well matched vocal harmonies by the group and although a decent hit in it's day this cut is often overlooked and i would say even more underrated than many other of the groups tracks, yet all the ingredients of a classic Motown record are there with a easy stepper dance beat and the nice addition of trumpets rather than the more usual saxophone treatment that was yet another Motown established trademark but although the heavy brass is missing it's something you don't honestly miss, a worthy play at any event and i'm going to take cover now with this statement far superior to the psychedelic phase (albeit in a different group format) that the re-worked Temptations line-up were to go through in their submergence into psychedelia under the guidance of their Mentor Norman Whitfield. If you like your Motown to sound like Motown you're on to a winner with "Beauty Is Only Skin Deep"  is soul with a capital S and of course with David Ruffin at the helm and the the rest of "The Classic 5" in attendance this is old school Motor City at it's best!

 

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Video clip taken from the biography film The Temptations (1998) TV Movie

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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well the last few months have been hectic at Manley Towers with  a little setback namely work getting in the way !!! , but back

to what our weekends are for and thats  soul music and where better to enjoy your easter weekend  than a trip to the Old Nags Head

on Easter saturday to dance off a pound or two to enable participation in the choc feast on easter sunday , i certainly will be looking

forward to chocolate hands from my grandson Harry !! and might sneak a bit of his egg when he is not looking !. so its only a week on saturday  so mark your diaries soulfolk !

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Nice one Frank,

  could'nt have put it better me self, except I'll be wanting an Easter Egg all to me self.....  :P  (lol)   :hatsoff2:

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Guest DJ's

 

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

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Morning Team,

A little unusual putting an post on here in the daylight hours but stranger thing have happened so the saying goes, well here is a little story to start us off okay perhaps on the adult side and has nothing whatsoever to do with a record review bu hey why change anything now?

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So onwards and upwards once more with Woody's eclectic record collection and playlist.

Sonny Boy Williamson "Ninety Nine" Checker Records on both 78 and 45rpm formats.

I'm putting my hand up in the air and saying this track was a first time listen for me and I don't have too great a blues knowledge but If you like your harmonica blues as hard and gritty as an egg shell sandwich you have hit pay dirt with this working from 1958 by Sonny Boy Williamson ll and you really don't get more hard edged blues (Rhythm 'n' Blues i say in brackets) than this very much a full helping of Mississippi down and dirty old school Harmonica Blues, from simple lyrics "You asked me for 100 dollars i didn't have but 99" and a even more simple vocal by Sonny Boy but what lifts this song is the great Blues harp work that really showcases the pure skills and talent of the man as a musician.

Born Alex Miller, but as we came to know him better by his professional name as Sonny Boy Williamson ll born in Tallahatchie County Mississippi in 1912, he is often acknowledged by many as one of the most charismatic and influential blues musicians of all time with considerable prowess on the harmonica and some highly creative songwriting skills. He recorded successfully in the 1950s and 1960s until his death in 1965 aged just 53 and also he had a massive and very much a direct influence on many later blues and rock performers from both sides of the pond.

If i was to sum "Ninety Nine" in the smallest amount of words would be simply hard core! with such a raw vocal, blues style lead and bass guitars, down to the bones drums and a touch of honky tonk piano and let's not forget of course thoes oh so very cool and then more harmonica licks.... now that boy could play!

This is a strutter that has more attitude than jacked up Pitt Bull terrier a song seems so simple on the surface but after a second listen might give a little more away than you at first might have expected simply a blues classic by a blues legend.

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hello again Everybody,

    less than a week now to this month's "City Centre Soul" at "The Old Nags Head" & Miss T's done it again, here's our Lookback Video from our last night in February (check it out at the top of the page). The video's accompanied by a couple of crackin' tracks, "Heartbroken Memories" by "Sheila Ferguson" which now is gonna feature in C.C.S's top ten & "Daddy Rollin' Stone" the brilliant RnB style floor filler from "Jimmy Ricks". 
M
ore top sounds to come this Saturday down at "The Old Nags Head" Manchester M2, don't forget we're on from 8:00pm till 2:30am (bar till 2:00am).

   Enjoy the Video, see who you can spot, see ya Saturday, Woody C.C.S.     :hatsoff2:

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Great video and building up nicely for saturday night , with quality sides all lined up to play by all djs and a friendly atmosphere definately "where its at "this weekend

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Really looking forward to playing for the great crowd at CCS this weekend-especially if UPS get their finger out

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Hi all,

 

Great new video by the very talented Miss T and if i had managed to get to get my finger out the last track on there would have been one of my reviews a great track by

 

Jimmy Ricks & The Raves "Daddy Rollin' Stone" Festival Records (December 1961) Re-issued on Atco Records (February 1962)

 

But better late than never i shall at lest give you a brief over view on the track albeit it somewhat out of our normal time frame well once more we're drawn down that oh so popular line of "Popcorn Soul"index_zps9a9225b7.jpg  and i have to say these slower tempo dancer are really starting to become my thing and this coming from a man who once thought anything less than warp speed was to be deemed as a non starter but we all change as we get older i'm told and these slower dancers are just so appealing now.

 

"Daddy Rollin' Stone" is yet another great song written by the song writer Otis Blackwell and was recorded by him in 1953, who in his writing repertoire wrote amongst other things "Don't Be Cruel" Great Balls Of Fire" "Fever" and many other musical greats this recording from Jimmy Ricks the founding member of the very success Ravens who were  formed in 1946 by Jimmy Ricks and Warren Suttles. They were one of the most successful and most influential vocal quartet  Rhythm 'N' Blues vocal groups of their period, this track is from December 1961, "Daddy Rollin' Stone" and it's flip side "Umgowa Twist" came out on originally on Herb Abramson's Festival label (he also produced the track as well) "Daddy Rollin' Stone" showed that Ricks still had that musical magic he had previously with The Ravens, but the poor "Umgowa Twist" a pure novelty disc aimed at the dance craze songs of the time was a throw away track and presumably Atco who obtained the distribution rights from Festival thought so as well and therefore before they re-issued "Daddy Rollin' Stone" in February 1962, they decided it needed a new "B" side and indeed it was given one in the shape of "Homesick" a slow and moody cut that is somewhat of a grower and worth a listen or two.

 

With some chocolate smooth and silky vocals from Jimmy Ricks and the Raves, who included Derek Martin in their number and just for interest he went on to do a cover version of the song a year later and gave the tune a more up-tempo feel to it but Jimmy does a sterling job on bringing out a vocal with so much attitude to it really should have a issued warning before every play and can i pick traces of Peggy Lee's "Fever" in there as well?  add to this a nice flair of jazz influenced trumpets and you have a somewhat smoldering track there and once more a buttered helping of the finest "Popcorn" to be heard anywhere in town, very under played but oh so classy!

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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superb tunes and have  also loved the midtempo soulful sides ( and have plenty of em ! ) that we play at CCS , theres a whole

spectrum of quality soul all danceable that are waiting to be played .Makes city centre soul a bit differant along with

classic northern and your favourite club soul so in a sentence "something for everyone "

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Hi Russ,

   thanks for another "great" post Pal, infact all the posts you've put on for us, superb stuff.

   Beauty's Only Skin Deep's been a regular Motown play of mine for years, "great" record & always gets people on the dance floor.

   Thats what does it for Me, to see folks dancing & having a good time, catch you soon Russ, Woody & MissT   :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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 Hi there Frank,
 

I have to agree some cracking tunes there and i know you're partial to some of the very deep soul as well but the CCS blend of musical styles is always nice to hear and of course the house policy of a record has to have dance-ability and is paramount when choosing the play list as i know both you and Woody do well in advance and on that note i review one of your spins for this Saturday....so here goes!

 

The O'jays "Working On Your Case" Minit Records (and has a great "B" side "Hold On")

 

From 1966 comes this Twisted Wheel favorite by the Ohio vocal group and at that time a five piece unit, The O'jays and this cut "Working On Your Case" is somewhat different in vocal treatment to their later and more chart oriented success under the guidance of musical giants Kenny Gamble & Leon Huff it was with them that the group attained their greatest level of sales success and once The O'jays were with the Gamble & Huff production and songwriting team (whom they were signed up to and recorded on their Philadelphia International label in 1972) The O'Jays now only a trio after the departure of two of the groups members were to emerge at the forefront of the Philadelphia Soul movement.

 

Yet this is a far more old school styled recording than their later work with a falsetto lead vocal and deep bass backing and truly is a song that has really stood the test of time and as soul musical fashions have changed this is a tune that is still right up there.

 

From the fast paced introduction to the fading moments the song never lets up with a pounding drum beat and a walls of trumpet brass this is a a big production that tries hard not to be and to me is about as very much Northern Soul as you get so much in fact i seem to think this was booted to within an inch of it's life during the 70's  due to the huge popularity of the song and just to make things a little better the flip is a great up-tempo number called "Hold On" and a tune very much played in it's own right but seems to have fell off the radar of late and might be in need of a spot of reactivation, and of course "Working On Your Case" making a nice and welcome change to the often more played O'jays track "I Dig Your Act"

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Thanks Frank,

 

I've just been on the phone to a very well known and respected Sheffield DJ who informed me he often uses our record reviews as a buyers guide to new and up and coming sounds so well done to yourself Frank and to Woody too for spreading the "CCS Sound" to a wider listening audience.

 

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So lets see what Frankie has on offer for us tonight.

 

 

CLARENCE MURRAY  "Lets Get On With It" SSS International Records

 

 

Perhaps sounding more funk than soul in a somewhat Otis Redding sort of a way even though this track was recorded after his death (by almost 2 full years yet the influences seem to be well and truly there) but this 1969 recording on the SSS label (named after it's founder and owner Shelby "Stumper" Singleton) and is to me one of the labels more under rated singles from it's catalog.

 

At the time this track was at the cutting edge of the changing trend from a more rhythmic soul sound to a far harder one with a far more funky feel to it "Let's Get With It" has a pretty hard vocal by Clarence Hill and an all round less refined delivery to it yet with a belting horn section and a heavy and constant drum beat that means business right from the word go this is a sit up and take notice tune.

 

And if you want your music to take you by the scruff of your neck and shake you till you rattle this is your type of tune a full weight no holds barred "up and at 'em" hi energy dance floor shaker that will have the room quaking and showing a full 7.9 on the Richter scale, gutsy and so jacked up you'll need a parachute to come down after this one perhaps just not quite a stomper but a pounding strutter all the way and if you "wanna shake dat thang" you need to get on that dance floor and reserve a space and a nice seat for a little later...you'll be needing it.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Cheers Russ , groundbreaking times at CCS and i can remember that first night in our old home which seems an age ago and while other nights reckoned we might not be around , here we are in a new home for our second night at the Old Nags head  with a plethora

( a lot ) of great guest Djs lined up and a few legends of soul as well  which includes Mr Barry Tasker this saturday , Barry is in his 10th year at the Greatstone Hotel and you can often see him behind the decks at the Twisted Wheel sundays , once stalwart ( ok my dictionary is out ) of the Pendulum Club at the MSG sports club in manchester ( around where Urbis now stands ) he always has a selection that wows soul fans and collectors alike , also on the bill is Bernard Heap , now making waves on the manchester scene and regular at quite a few venues already including the underated Bury Northern soul and Motown Sunday sessions , so a lot to be looking forward too on saturday , with Yorkshires finest Woody and some unknown called Frankie M also spiining a few then at three quid what value and believe me folks you aint better off at Asda

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Nice one Frank,

    you in competition with Russ.... (lol) "Great" post pal, really looking forward to Saturday now.

    If it's as good as the crackin' night we had in February well....... See you at the weekend Frank, Woody  :hatsoff2: 

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Frank you're more than welcome,

 

And don't you play yourself down you always deliver a top musical set that is dance floor friendly and you always bring something new into it and as we know   not all DJ's don't do that, there are those out there that have done the same or almost the same set for the last 20 years indeed one such reputed soul spinner was so formula he played his entire set in sequence and honestly it was this follows that but that is most definitely something that i know is not CCS policy or indeed yours and of course you do expand your vinyl record collection on a very regular basis so new tunes are given an airing....and of without saying always on their original issues well done that man!

 

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So talking of records i'd best get down to tonight review from the "FM" collection.

 

 

The Parisians "Twinkle Little Star" Demon Hot Records

 

Always reminding me of the opening bars of Dee Irwin's "I Only Get This Feeling " comes a very pricey spin on the original  Demon Hot record label release but due to the current demand for this record it is now available on a (wash my mouth out) re-issue that is a very good lookalike but thankfully to make it easier to spot it's only a one sided disc before the re-emergence of "Twinkle Little Star" i seem to think that the last time i saw a copy on general sale of it had a price tag of £40 on it and was being sold by no other than Doc Cox of BBC's "That's Life" fame also (know as Ivor Biggun) at a big juke box and record fair down south somewhere who at the time was working a record stall in the main hall and he even asked he if i wanted to make him an offer for it....sadly i didn't but instead bought a Stateside demo copy of Creation's "I Get The Fever" in mint condition with company sleeve for £3 and later dropped it and badly chipped the edge.

 

"Twinkle Little Star" is yet another hard style Northern disc that was "a then and then it was a wasn't" type of a play and i'm sorry i don't know too much on the musical credentials of the group or of the track but i do know the song was written by session musician Ernie Fields and apart from the story that the groups lead singer had some massive mental issues as well as being a part time drug dealer (i don't know if there's any truth in the story) but that's all i can say on the matter so if you can add anything to this please do.....well here we have a solid dancer that is at the moment a massive and in demand spin, with a somewhat gritty at times vocal and with some stylish main drum work and cool percussion with great conga/bongo drums this is a well worked and excellent slice of thumping and pounding hard dancing Northern Soul.

 

Well backed by "Mike And The Souls" who again are a new name to me but that aside they do a class job of keeping the energy and power of the song going and are an accomplished set of backing singers.There is an almost identical version of the song by a group called The Traditions that is still up there price wise but perhaps half the price of The Parisians and is sure to have the floor moving.

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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cheers  Russ a little over 24 hours to the big un and just played the B side to " rules " as you  remarked a few months ago , so its on my play list, have a few new ones to slip in during my spots and some that have just gathered dust  for a while in a very old record box my dad bought me over 40 years ago , see you all very soon......................

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Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

This month alongside Myself, Miss T & Our regular Warm Up Man Frank are joined by Special Guest DJ's Barry Tasker (Soul In The Cellar - at the Greatstone Hotel) & Bernard Heap (Bury Masonic) so come & enjoy good company, great friendly atmosphere & some of the finest soul around.

  Our continuing policy is to bring our supporters quality sounds from "back in the day", right up to "current plays", all on lovely original vinyl    :thumbsup: .

  No politics, no ego's, just Soulful sounds, friendship & crackin night out. If you fancy hearing a few tunes new to your ears alongside loads of Club Classics & Old Favorites then this is the place for you    :thumbsup: .

 Why not come along & check us out, the emphasis is on "dancing & having a good time".....    :thumbup:

 Thanks for looking, cheers Everybody, Woody     :hatsoff2:

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

"Tomorrow"

Saturday The 19th Of April

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

Guest DJ's

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

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Well we're almost there and Saturday's CCS event at the Old Nags Head is almost upon us but we still have chance for one more review from Frank's selection of classic vinyl and tonights disc is!

 

Jimmy "Bo" Horne "I Can't Speak" Dade Records

 

Jimmy "Bo" Horne (born Jimmie Horace Horne latter changing the spelling of his first name and tweaking the Horace part) but before his career went into a Disco direction he was releasing some smoooth soul ballards like this one from late 1960's perhaps somewhat in a Al Green vocal and musical style or could this be the other way round? but nether the less this is a pretty sweet piece of slow burner soul (and re-leased a couple of years back on Outta Sight records)

 

With it's floating and very easy on the ears and feet slower tempo, pleasent vocals and a very understated but professional production and musical delievery that is both well put together and polished but is such a very subtle way you might blink and miss it and if mellow soul is your thing you have a record here that might be very hard to beat, with some nice brass work in there as well as a simple piano accompaniment and a light backing treatment that works oh so well.

 

I'm pitching this as a finisher rather than a mid-set spin or perhaps even a great tune to start the night off with leaving the heavy artillery till a little later. Yet with some nicely penned lyrics that are set to pull on the tightest of heart strings fellas take note, if you simply dedicate this to the lady in your life you'll become her knight in shining armour all in 3:16 of play time, a simple song but make no mistake one that punches well above its weight and nice to hear it getting played out.

 

 

Have a fantastic night team, go steady.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Happy Easter to all followers of CCS and of course if your coming down tonight  we can guarentee a very warm welcome  and with that in mind thanks to everyone who has supported our nights so far ,so on with the show as they say and getting my selection ready  , a bit of sun ( yes its sunny here in Altrincham ) and see you all later .

Cheers 

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hours ticking away , dont forget tonight at the Old Nags head see you later  folks

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CITY CENTRE SOUL 8PM TONIGHT 3 POUNDS ON THE DOOR , EASTER SPECIAL !!! , Signing off to get started  see you all later

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Hi Dave & Sue,

Have a great night, I wish I was there but hey, Carcroft Club with the wife isn't that bad (who am I kidding).

Play a tune for me. Hopfully I'll see you both again soon.

Chris.

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Well team...I know I might have seemed a little slack this month, leaving all the hard work to you boys.  But I've only been able to cope with the long commute and the day job just lately...will be glad to locate something closer to home as soon as I can.  However, I have of course monitored all posts and supervised from the sidelines so that I was absolutely assured you all had everything in hand without me!  And what can I say...

Last night's City Centre Soul at The Old Nag's Head was a packer...loads of regular and new faces alike all turned out to enjoy fabulous sets from all the DJs. The line up for this month was bound to be good... if you have Woody, Frankie, Bernard and Barry all in the same room and all with boxes of their quality record collections specially selected for the across the board CCS playlists then the night was off to a great start.  This coupled with all the lovely people who come to listen and dance the night away and who really make these nights what they are, great support from the pub staff and management and a late bar really made for a fantastic night of soul.  Really proud of you all, and think we make a great team... second night in the new venue and things are looking good! 

Russ, you have provided much entertainment and knowledge and your work is very much appreciated by us ...I have had to keep you rationed otherwise I get distracted from the things I am meant to be doing but I always enjoy your contributions so much!  Looking forward to seeing you and the lovely Marguerite soon we hope. 

So...thanks to everyone for the great feedback and support, looking forward to June for the next one.  CCS continues to go from strength to strength.

Love to all..Miss T (acting in my own capacity without the permission or interference from the 'boss'!!) LOL!! XX

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Hi Everybody,

   what more can I say apart from totaly agree with all of the above. Fantastic night, packed to the rafters, loads of new face's all with nice positive comments about the night & the Venue. Lovely to see all our regulars supporting us & having a good time too. Barry, Bernard & Franks spots were awesome, had the dance floor full all night.

  We're at it again down here at "The Old Nags Head" M2 on the 28th of June when we're joined once again by Mr Glen Goodwin from "The Hole In The Wall Soul Club" London. Glen came & DJ'd with us as our Special Guest last year to a really great response from the dance floor, played some superb Northern all on lovely original vinyl from his brilliant collection. So really looking forward to June (mark your diarys Folks). Gonna upload a few pics from Saturday soon on our Facebook Page "City Centre Soul Nites", then at some point near'er the 28th of June Miss T'll be posting her usual full Video of the nght, that'll be something else to look forward to.....

 Thanks again Folks for another crack'in night from all at C.C.S, Catch you all out & about soon, Woody

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Glad to hear that you had a great night Miss T,

 

I never had any doubts that you and the team (and of course the CCS regulars) would have anything less than a cracking evening thanks for the kind words but you're more than welcome and the reviews and jokes are very much more a labour of love than a chore, and yeah expect to see us both soon!

 

Hope you like this little story.

 

Four friends meet 30 years after leaving school. One goes to the toilet, while the other three were discussing about how successful their sons became. The 1st man says his son studied economics became a banker and is so rich and he gave his best friend a Ferrari. The 2nd man said his son became a pilot, started his own airline, became so rich and he gave his best friend a jet. The 3rd man said his son became an architect, started his own building company, became so rich and he built his best friend a mansion.

 

The 4th man came back from toilet and asks what the fuss is about. They told him they were talking about how successful their sons became and ask him about his son. He said his son is GAY and is a stripper at a gay bar, The other three said that he must be very disappointed with his son for not becoming successful. Oh no, said the father, he is doing fine, last week was his birthday and he got a Ferrari, a jet and a mansion from 3 of his boyfriends.

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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hi Everybody , fantastic guests lined up for the rest of the year here at CCS , cant wait for June !!

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