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

4th Saturday Of The Month

Saturday 23rd Of August

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

DEREK GREENHOFF

Kingstone Club/Trades Club, Barnsley

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

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Hey Everybody this is our Video from our fantastic "City Centre Soul Night" in June, hope we can do it all again on the 23rd of this month..... See who you can spot ??


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great Guest lined up for our night in August and thanks to all who visited last time , certainly 2014 is turning out quite nicely here at CCS

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Hi Everybody,

   C.C.S. 'll be at it again down here at "The Old Nags Head" M2 on the 23rd of August. Top guest DJ joining us behind the decks Mr Derek Greenhoff (Trades Club/Kingstone Club, Barnsley). Derek's been a DJ, Collector & Promoter of various venues for over forty years, plays to packed dance floors everywhere he goes, as well as being a great friend he's been an inspiration to Me & just about every other DJ to have been in his company, there's always something he plays that makes Me or Miss T say "We've godda get one of these"....... Looking forward to great night in August Guys.

   Keep checking this blog for more posts, info, Russ's Record Round Up & Reviews (including sound bites), laughs & banter along the way to Saturday the 23rd of August.

  Catch you all out & about soon Folks, Woody & Miss T  C.C.S.    :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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Summers flying by ,soon time for a break away and looking forward to our night in August which promises to be as sizzling as the weather outside my office window , once again we have a top drawer Guest on board for August here at the Nag , record buying has been a bit flat

in last month or so , but still have some new and exciting  tunes lined up for the " warm-up  " on the 23rd

see u all soon at a soul venue near you

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Well a very good evening to the team and everyone else from a very hot Steel City.

 

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After the success of last months CCS  event at The Old Nags Head here by popular demand is the new Top Ten venue plays.

 

 

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Chart position is based on the number of times a record has been asked for and dance floor numbers when played!

 

10  BJ Thomas "I Don't Have A Mind Of My Own" new entry to be reviewed July 2014

 

9  Tommy Hunt "The Work Song" to be reviewed July 2014, new entry

 

8  Wison Pickett "Let Me be Your Boy" reviewed September 2013, was last charts number 3

 

7  Marie Knight "Come On Baby (hold my hand)" to be reviewed July 2014, new entry

 

6  Little Sonny "Wade In The Water" reviewed June 2014, was last charts number 1

 

5  Nella Dodds "Come See About Me" new entry to be reviewed

 

4  Joe Murphy "So Blue" (without you) reviewed Feb 2013

 

3  Clarence Carter "Looking For A Fox" new entry to chart reviewed June 2014

 

2  BB King "Beautician Blues" new chart entry to be reviewed

 

1  Ann Caudell "Longing For You" reviewed February 2013  last months number 2 *

 

*** so impressed with this track that last months special guest DJ Glen Goodwin is now after a copy of this killer 60's cut, good luck Glen it's not easy to find and expensive when a copy does appear ***

 

 

 

Thank to everyone for the interest in the CCS chart and reviews to start shortly commencing from number 10

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi Russ

Yes Ann Caudell is a gem in Woodys box  and I am still looking for a copy that does not need a mortgage to buy it !! , now and again

its turns up and almost caught one last year , but was at top price and the condition was only good , however I did have a couple of sleepless nights pondering over the purchase of same till reality  kicked in  that is .

Cheers

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Evening Frank,

 

I have to say that the Ann Caudell track is one helluva of a record but we've had somewhat of a telling off (albeit somewhat tounge in cheek) for via the CCS reviews and regular plays thus helping to raise the price of said record by bringing it to the attention of a lot more people apparently we've added an extra 30% to it's value....argh supply and demand at it's most basic and  i'll wait and see if this one gets re-issued so great if you're selling not so great if you're buying.

 

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So on with our first review for next months CCS event at The Old Nags Head and straight into the chart come this track.

 

BJ Thomas "I  Don't Have A Mind Of My Own" Peacemaker Records (first Press) Scepter Records.

 

From the man perhaps best known for his his most well known recording was the Bacharach/David, song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head" from the 1969, 20th Century Fox motion picture "Butch Cassidy And the Sundance Kid" as well as becoming a million seller it also won an It won an Academy Award for best original song.

 

This Country music inspired dancer (think Charlie Romans and Barbara Mills both on Hickory and proving that "SOUL" Content is often passed over for dance-ability, soul content or not and creating more of a problem on defining the said Northern Soul music scene, Thomas did also cut a track on this label as well) "I  Don't Have A Mind Of My Own" originally a "B" side to "Bring Back The Time" produced by the now infamous "Crazy Cajun"  Heuy P. Meaux" comes from 1966 and was first issued on small local record label, Peacemaker Records before being re-issued on Scepter Records when Thomas moved label and signed to them.

 

With it's bouncy and happy intro that thumps along at a steady rate of knots this old Wigan Casino spins is a great uptempo dancer that like so many other great tunes seems to have fell out of favour on today's dance floors okay so it might be "soul that has the "bluest of blue eyes" or a soul inspired country feel good mover but you can't deny the rather infectious beat and clean lyrics and the magic "sing-a-long appeal" this song has.

 

Thomas has a light and airy voice  that works so well and at times there might be a slight intro resemblance to Twenty-Four Hours from Tulsa" a song also written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David which was a hit for Gene Pitney.

 

A busy production that has a lot of things happening in it's 2:14 seconds running time trust me there's some stuff going on there (sweeping strings anyone?) and just one more song to have a slightly closer listen to, a top old school play and an always carried addition my Dj'ing record box.

 

 

Enjoy BJ Thomas and a nice video of Fred and Ginger dancing

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi Everybody,
don't forget to mark your Diary's for Saturday the 25th of next month C.C.S. launch our Fifth Soul Night at the new venue "The Old Nags Head" on Lloyd Street/ Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate) central Manchester ( & believe me it does'nt get more central than this).
  Special Guest DJ on the night joining Myself & Frank behind the decks is Top DJ Mr Les Hare (King Bee Records - Chorlton) & believe me we're in for a treat.
See you all out & about soon, Woody & Miss T xx   :hatsoff2:  :wave:
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hello all

so looking forward to our "hot August night " down at the Old Nags Head , the tunes will be cool  though  and , trying to think of

a few to cool you soul folk down ( Russ its over to you ) , perhaps Billy Watkins " the Ice Man "  and the Detroit Executives " cool off "

the night will be as balmy (barmy ) as I am !!! , so see you soon at a soul room near you

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Hi Frank,

  yeah us too, gonna be another cracker me thinks. Love the post "Ice Man" ect..... Brill !!!!

  Here's a nice comment about our last C.C.S. night in June :-

 

" Me and Wendy enjoyed our visit here, good dj sets, friendly bunch, reminded us of our teens in the mid 6ts when Mcr. city centre was our playground, Top of the Town, Wheel etc. best from Barnoldswick soul club Roman"

 

 Take care Everybody, see you all out & about soon, Woody   :hatsoff2: 

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From as you can gather a very hot Steel City, great thing you have going there Frank "cool tunes for the hottest nights" via the CCS team of course so here a few more selections, and it's a very long time since i've heard the mention of double entendre laden "The Ice Man" by Billy Watkins one of my earliest Northern Soul record buys.

 

The Daylighters "Cool Breeze"

 

Sugar And Sweet "Cool It Baby"

 

The Capitols "Cool Jerk"

 

Paul Kelly "Chills And Fever" and same title different song by Ronnie Love

 

Ray Lewis "Cool Love"

 

Titus Turner "Cool Down"

 

Biddu Orchestra "Hot Ice"

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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great list Russ and what a spot that would be , well off today got to pick some records up from the post office and just chilling in this "summer breeze " .

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Hi Guys,

   what a "cool" list, some "great" dancers amongst  those, got at about four of them I think, Cool Breeze by The Daylighters is awesome.

   Well chaps time's slipping by us again & we'll soon be round to the fourth Saturday in August, really looking forward to our night at the "Nags" with special guest Derek coming along to join us with his brilliant collection all on lovely original vinyl, I'm they'll be a few surprises in store to keep the dance floor buzzing.

  Have great weekend Folks, catch you all agin soon, Woody   :hatsoff2:

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Well once again a very good evening all from a still very hot Steel City,

 

And while we still on the subject of COOl dancers here are two nore that might fit the bill!

 

The Invitations "Skiing In The Snow"

 

Ron Grainer "When love Grows Cold"

 

So after a call from our illustrious leader who is on holiday at the moment and informs me that both himself and Miss T are getting fully into the holiday swing of things, and were just (might i add due to the hot weather) having to have another larger and glass of wine to help them overcome the effects of dehydration.

 

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At the camp's club house Saturday Northern Soul night some of the campers are shocked to see an original demo copy of the Del-Larks "Job Opening" on Queen City in Mr Woods record box!

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Just wondering how our two intrepid campers are going on embracing the great outdoors?

 

Oh the fun of cooking sausages and toasting marshmallows over an open fire.

 

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I remember one night while we were camping, my dad thought he'd scare us by putting a torch under his chin.
 

He set fire to his beard.

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Well it's still hot here and thankfully as yet no flash flooding but as i speak it has gone a lot darker, just hope our two campers are all safe and sound?

 

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So it's been a few days since our last record review so here is tonight's choice from the CCS Top Ten Play List and it's our number 9 on this months chart.

 

Tommy Hunt "The Work Song" Scepter Records"

 

A big production horn laden R'n'B dancer from 1962 by Tommy Hunt (born Charles James Hunt. Tommy is a nickname) and released a couple of years after Hunt had left Doo_Wop greats The Flamingo's incidentally their 1959 hit "I Only Have Eyes For You" is said to give Tommy Hunt a comfortable income via performance royalties as the song is very much a staple addition on numerous film sound tracks.

 

"The Work Song" is a pretty much all out pumping slice of Rhythm'n'Blues given a Jazz make over with some hard edged lyrics but from two seminal jazz greats Oscar Brown Jnr and Nat Adderley would you expect any less and other covers of the song seem far more Jazz based than the Tommy Hunt Version but worth checking out from Nina Simone to The Animals and a host of others (There's a great Latin styled stomper version of the song by the White psyche Group The Big Beats on Liberty Records and there's even a Ska take by Gregory Porter sadly on CD only) proving that you really can't keep a good song down!

 

With a story telling lyric that goes all bad boy and can be pretty brutal at times.....

 

"Left the grocery man bleedin' 'cuss he caught me robbing his store"

 

but swings like a left hook from Rocky Marciano and packed with enough attitude and sass to power a small office block, now if you add to this a decent Tommy Hunt vocal and some oh so polished musical backing "The Work Song" just might be set to be a big mover in the next CCS chart.

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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hi Russ

I am not surprised as always impressed with the sides Woody produces ! , quality tunes on the way for our August night

at the Old Nags Head  and especially looking forward to our guests selection .

see you soon

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Evening Frank,

 

Yes i know Mr Wood does have some gems tucked away in his collection (as indeed you do Frank) and on the subject of things tucked away quite by accident  i saw on FLEA BAY a copy of Vicki Nelsons "Stoney Face" on Discovery Records with a starting bid of £224.99 (in fact it's still on as we talk and seems a massive price for said record) and i have one just popped in the back of an old record case and can't remember even buying it (Violet May's in Sheffield would be my guess for about 75p) strange thing this Northern Soul.

 

Wonder how our campers are getting on?

 

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I'm not that desperate to use the toilet, honest!

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi Russ

well what weather they have picked a cracking time ! , a few new tunes hitting me any day now and you know the wants list gets a little

longer each week . have noticed the market for quality records never weakens ( nor does the prices ) , but if you have time there are still

great sides out there on original vinyl  that don't break the bank and fill dance floors .There has definitely been a rise in number

of events in the Manchester area in the last twelve months or so  and we cannot be complacent .City Centre Soul offers great guests

and  ever changing playlists and we never forget to play those classics  that we all love with a few suprises for good measure

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Here we are its August and only a few weeks to City Centre Soul , mark your diary and see you soon .

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Hi Fellers,

  we're back, well for a couple of days anyway, off "Darn Sarff" again soon to a friend of ours Alan Handscome's Soul Night in London.

  Managed to survive the "Camping Expedition to Norfolk", had a really fantastic time, certainly picked the right weather anyway. Visited Hunstanton, Wells, Sherringham, East & West Runton, Cromer, Norwhich, Yarmouth. Hired a boat on "The Broads", just Me & First Mate "Miss T, did me "Captain Birdseye" impession...... )lol). Had a right laugh on the boat, bloody big motor cruiser, no rowing for us..... (lol), did get "Boat Rage" a couple of times though...... (lol). 

  Anyway chaps nice to see "Great" posts while we've been on our travels, glad you took over the "Helm"...... (lol). Really can't wait for the 23rd of this month now, gonna be another scorcher me thinks,  "Just Like The Weather".......  :hatsoff2:

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great weekend out and about and spreading the word , a few short weeks to our August special ,where as its the start of the football season we also aim to be  a premier team  and a differant star striker lined up for each date , at 3 pounds at the "turnstiles" ( sorry door ) , your better off at CCS ( not Asda ) ,

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Saturday The 23rd Of August

 

A.T.B Northern Soul, Motown & RnB

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

Guest DJ's

Derek Greenhoff

Trades Club/Kingstone Club - Barnsley

Plus

Frankie M - Altringham/Salford

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Sorry for my absence team, having computer problems that a trip later to PC World should fix, so back firing on all cylinders with a new laptop Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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great speaking to you Russ on all things Vinyl and the scene in general , yes its a couple of weeks to our event on the 23rd and myself

 and CCS crewe members are out and about supporting as many nights as the wallet allows , great weekend last weekend with the Greatstone  Hotel last saturday and Barry Taskers birthday bash and of course Bury masonic on sunday with Clarence breaking a junior walker record in half , luckily i have a spare copy for him  when our paths meet again , so its Soulville on saturday  god willing and

chance to hand a few flyers out ,listen to  differant Djs and  spread the faith .Keep busy folks  and KTF 

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morning everyone , hope you all have  a great weekend and have an extra helping of soul ! , its bound to rain on Saturday in

the rainy city with cricket at Old Trafford ( if it lasts ) having spent many days sitting under an umbrella , have given up my Saturday

freebie to a good cause and will watch it on TV ( am getting old !!! ) , but will be out in Whitefield spreading the faith and its

only a couple of weekends to our August sizzler

see u soon at a soul room near you

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Hello CCs Team from Sunny London town...

Me and Mr wood have been enjoying a break out and about...even managed to fit in a visit to Mcr in the middle for a great night out at the Greatstone.  We appreciate the posts and the banter while we have been offline...especially  enjoyed the camping jokes Russ - have no idea where you get the pics but they have us in stitches! Needless to say the camping/boating trip was a hoot and we are planning some more as soon as time allows.

So its only 2 weeks to go to a great line up at the Old Nags Head and me and Woody are very excited about Derek's planned guest appearance for us, as nights at the Kingstone and Trades in Barnsley have always been favourites (even tho we cant always get there) ....and one particular night when I heard Ann Caudell played for the (my) first time will stay with me forever.    So should be a great night again on 23rd...keep up the good work team.  In the meantime me and Woody will do our best to make the most of our last few days off...really looking forward to Alan's RnB 123 night on Saturday on the Caledonian Road - expecting a real workout on the dancefloor and before that some theatre and a river trip to Greenwich.  Some pics and video lookback to come soon on FaceBook.

 

See you on the 23rd upstairs at the Old Nags Head Manchester,  Miss T CCS XX

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PS Got Mr Wood a captains hat for the Norfolk Broads...and he does indeed look like Captain Birdseye although it has been pointed out by our collective daughters that there is a certain resemblance to Dirk Diggler (whoever that is!!).  Think its the shot of him lounging on 'his' boat wearing what looks like nothing but the hat and a smile...! There is a suggestion that there ought to be a bevvy of scantily clad beauties alongside.  However he had to put up with just me! Dont think he will be launching a new career in film any time soon...best to stick to the records I think!

 

Miss T (will be in so much trouble for this) X

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Hi Everybody,

   C.C.S. 'll be at it again down here at "The Old Nags Head" M2 on the 23rd of August. Top guest DJ joining us behind the decks Mr Derek Greenhoff (Trades Club/Kingstone Club, Barnsley). Derek's been a DJ, Collector & Promoter of various venues for over forty years, plays to packed dance floors everywhere he goes, as well as being a great friend he's been an inspiration to Me & just about every other DJ to have been in his company, there's always something he plays that makes Me or Miss T say "We've godda get one of these"....... Looking forward to great night in August Guys.

   Keep checking this blog for more posts, info, Russ's Record Round Up & Reviews (including sound bites), laughs & banter along the way to Saturday the 23rd of August.

  Catch you all out & about soon Folks, Woody & Miss T  C.C.S.     :hatsoff2:   :wave:

                                                                                                                     

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Hi Everbody,

  soon be adding Our Video for C.C.S's June Soul Night, the one at the top of the page is from our Soul Night in April 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 23rd of this month & join us for a night of A.T.B top Northern (all on original vinyl), you won't be disappointed Folks, speak again soon, Woody    :hatsoff2:

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Morning all after a busy weekend , just a couple of weeks to City Centre Soul , a few new 45s to play as well as the CCS favourites

and  a few suprises as well  , see you soon

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Yeah you already are..... (lol).

  No dout Russ'll have a field day when he reads your post Miss Taylor..... (lol).

  Only managed to crash the Boat once (smacked the Bows straight into the jetty, thanks to the "First Mate" not getting the mooring rope over the capstone the first time round (Stevie Wonder could'nt have missed it, but..... lol).

  Anyway "Great post's from all the Team (even the First Mate....), sailing along nicely towards the 23rd, see you soon Everybody :hatsoff2:

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Another night of quality soul on original vinyl  and our across the board  policy means just that , something for everyone

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A massive hi team,

 

Sorry for my absence of late but i've been waiting on a new laptop to arrive after deciding the old (read just over three years old) computer was beyond economical repair so now i up and running once again and that means more of the same, so after the return of Captain Woody and abel seaman (or do we now say "sea person" in the world of PC friendly termanology?) Miss T are both back on dry land after their Norfolk adventure and their trip Lawd above! down sowf ter london. , innit.

 

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After trying his hand at hand at nautical navigation Miss T was starting to get a little worried about Woody's latest passport photo.

 

So after my spell away here is one more from the City Centre Soul Chart to review.

 

Marie Knight "Come On Baby (hold my hand)" O'keh Records

 

From the vast vinyl collection of Cap'n Woody and hitting the ground like the bigger and and more juiced up older brother of hurricaine Bertha come this semi dark musical offering from 1962 and coming in a giant bucket size helping of popcorn. initaly released in North America only and on the big output O'keh record label and yet another great tune to get that dreadful continential practice of slowing the record down to create that certain Belgium sound and as a lot of you will know from reading these posts i'm pretty partial to a spot of popcorn based soul but i have to say but listened to almost all of the time in their original form and as the producer intened and kids remember "if it ain't broke don't fix it!"

 

"Come On Baby (hold my hand)" is moody from the very first bars with some as low as you can go saxophone and a hard hitting vocal by Marie Knight who as well as some classy Jazz based music did some great old school Rock'n'Roll boogie that is well worth checking out and "Come On Baby (hold my hand)" is yet another disc to be re-issued on the UK Outta Sight record label and Marie Knight stamps her mark deep into every groove of the vinyl and comes over very much as a heart pulling tourch song in which the singer laments about an unrequited l love or perhaps that's just me.

 

With some great sweeping strings that really lift the song add another dimension to it and with a well polished harmonised choral backing this under-played stepper sounds so much at home today as it did all those years ago and from a very under rated artist that did more than one good tune and of course this is the lady that gave us the classic Northern Soul spin "That's No Way To Treat A Girl" on Musicor Records and the often passed over "You Lie So Well" also on Musicor and the fantasic popcorn ballad "To Be Loved By You" on the great looking Audit Label.

 

Once more a top drawer record, brought to you via Woody and the CCS team.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Cap'n Woody's Sea Shanty's 14583109-the-illustration-shows-the-red-

 

Ray Marchand "Your Ship Of Fools"

 

Bobby Freeman "Come On And Swim"

 

Little Walter/Ramsey Lewis" Wade in The Water" (Marlena Shaw, "Let's Wade In The Water")

 

 Bob Marley And The Wailers "What's New Pussycat"

 

Ace Cannon "Sea Cruise"

 

Jimmy Cliffe "WATERfall"

 

George "Bad" Benson "Supership"

 

Blue Sharks "These Things Will keep Me Loving You"

 

Tavares "My Ship"

 

Ooh argh, ooh argh Shiver mi timbers.

 

Russ CCS Sheffiels Branch

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Great to have you back Russ !!!!!, hope they have a decent supply of Rum behind the bar at the Old Nags Head  to greet the return

of the CCS Crew , all this talk reminds me of my first job  as a powder monkey (only kidding ) ,anyway best get back to the "crows nest "

see you soon  me hearties !

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Thanks Frank,

 

Back and firing on all cylinders but not too impressed with Windows 8.1 so i might have to install the older Windows 7....we shall wait and see!

 

Passengers aboard an elegant cruise ship were having a great party when a beautiful young girl fell overboard. Immediately there was an 80-year-old man in the water who rescued her.

 

The sailors pulled them both out of the treacherous waters. The captain was grateful as well as astonished that the old man performed such an act of bravery.

 

And that night a luxurious banquet was given in honor of the cruise ships elderly hero.

 

He was called forward to receive an award and was asked to say a few words.

 

He said, “First of all, I’d like to know who "F***ING pushed me!”

 

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If only Frankie "M" had had a better agent "Pirates of the Caribbean" could have been so different.

 

Petty Officer Adams, The Good Ship, The Old Nags Head, CCS Naval Base, Sheffield.

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thanks for above photo  Russ !! ,showed me in a new light ( LOL ) , anyway always been a fan of films linked to the sea   etc

like the bit in Titanic where just before the crash , the guy goes to the bar and says " can I have a little more ice in this scotch please "

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Just been writing a few more lines for my book "confessions of a warm up man " heres a taster

 

"t was in a dimly lit room in a pub in an industrial town in the

 north ,where I first set my eyes on her ,as I slid the 7inch beauty lovingly in place ,I heard the gasps ,I was playing her tune and she

was loving every minute ."

That's all for now folks ,feel free to add the next chapter

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Hi Everybody,

   great responce so far to the next C.C.S. Soul Night on the 23rd of this 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 last C.C.S. night in June at "The Old Nags Head" any time in the next few days, so keep checking us out for that & more info ect..... Russ's back in the game again (after his computer nightmare) with more fun, madness, jokes & banter & carrying on with his Record Round Up on the way to Saturday the 23rd .

   Gonna be a crackin' night me thinks when we're joined behind the decks by Special Guest DJ "Derek Greenhoff",  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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Argh nice to know we've found our level Frank,

 

"You're a pretty girl , i mean really pretty, you could be a model or an actress honest you got the looks and the figure, i could help you, I'm and agent, i've managed all the big showbiz names, Keith Harris and Orvil, The Krankies, Freddy"Parott Face" Davis, Millican And Nesbitt, lovely lads they were i can tell ya propper gents, liked a drink though the stories i could tell ya...... well i'd best be off, busy busy don't ya know, let me give you my card, ooops sorry darling looks like i've handed out all my business cards, look i'll tell yer what darling we can pop round to my place on yer way home and i give you one, card i mean...cheeky and the driver can drop you off at home, so jump in the cab love no problem........ ere darling do ya like hot tubs?"

 

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Well back to our review for tonight and it's yet another one from the catalogue of Cap'n Woody.

 

Nella Dodds "Come See About Me" Wand Records

 

So here we have very much an old Motown favorite and originally a number one record for the Superemes from the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart and also for interest a number one hit on two separate occasions December 13, 1964 to December 18, 1964, and January 10, 1965 to January 16, 1965.

 

Written and produced by Motown's main production team Holland Dozier Holland and just one of their many hits.

 

There doesn't seem to be a great deal written about this lady she seems to have recoreded six records for the wand label and then fell off the soul radar, Yet it's Nella Dodds cover of the song we're going to review tonight, this was to be Nella's first recording and at the tender age of 13 and i must say vocally a very decent effort, Stragely this single was released before The Supremes 45' version and how Nella Dodds came to record the song and release it seems to have been lost over the years but indeed this single version was released a good two weeks before the Supermes were to hit the charts and although the track had been layed to vinyl on the Supermes Motown album " Where Did Our Love Go" Berry Gordy and the Motown Company only seemed to show interest when the Nella Dodds version started to make chart progress but Motown never missing an opportunity and seeing the songs chart potential then rush-released it as The Supremes next single, It came out just one month after Baby Love and the rest is history as they say.

 

And making a nice change from Miss Ross and the girls and a version of the song strong enough to stand on it's own merits and if we're to class this as a cover version indeed it's a very good one, the production is a little less polished and the overall feel of the song is a little more sparce but that aside a soulful cut and a 1964 number 74 Billboard chart hit, and proving that a good song is always a good song there's a (i'm saying this) not a bad re-working by 80's popster Shakin Stevens although his vocal treatment sounds very female it's a decent effort, just stay clear of his version of "Feel The Need" now there i said it come and get me!

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Great Review Russ , I note a lot of plays for Mitch Ryders version of come see as well , its almost weekend and a week away from our bank

holiday weekend special , put away the buckets and spades and apparently you cannot get tea for the sand anymore !! and get down

to CCS at the Old Nags Head , with our very affordable entrance fee and free " hug " for all who enter the room , we know you

wouldn't be better off at Asda , I was in Asda this morning before work and believe me it was cold and full of strangers ! , so back to work for me  and see you all next Saturday or before if you are in a hostelry I frequent!

cheers

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Saturday The 23rd Of August

 

A.T.B Northern Soul, Motown & RnB

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

Guest DJ's

Derek Greenhoff

Trades Club/Kingstone Club - Barnsley

Plus

Frankie M - Altringham/Salford

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Hi Folks,

  two top sounds from Derek's awesome box of Northern Soul magic & loads more to come next Saturday here at C.C.S At The Old Nags Head.

  Me & Miss T went over to Derek's house last night for a bite to eat & a few beers, you would'nt believe some of the gems in Dereks collection. I think leaving em' to me in his will's the only way I could hope to have in mine......

  Can't wait for Saturday now, gonna be brill night. Hope you've all had a great weekend, catch you soon Everybody, Woody & Miss T xx :hatsoff2:   :wave:

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its only a few days away from a bank holiday weekend and of course city centre soul , looking forward to this one !

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Attention Everybody,

  alright as you were (lol). Just to let you know the Video Pics from our last "Social Gathering" is now at the top of the page for you to enjoy. Hope you like the accompanying sound track (Nella Dodds & Tommy Hunt), two of C.C.S's Top Five plays at the minute. Massive thanks again to the lovely "Miss T" for all the time & effort she's put in to getting it sorted, not an easy task believe Me, nice one Darlin.
  Less than five days to go now folks to blast off.... (lol). Enjoy the Video, see if you know any of the faces, cheers Everybody speak soon, Woody & Miss T :hatsoff2::wave:     
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Hi team,

 

And once more a great video Miss T top job there and added to by a top sound track, AJobWellDonePat_zpsa9e32d5f.jpg   once more and fantastic feed back on the night as always and for anyone still undecied about where to go this Saturday, all i can say is if you are in a postion to visit The Old Nags Head you won't be dissapointed, a quality night from the CCS team and a hand picked guest DJ bringing you some class soul and R'n'B, this month it's the highly rated Derek Greenhoff and with the deck talents of Cap'n Woody (and what a great photo of a young private DW) and abel seaman Frankie M on duty top night assured so get on down that clock is ticking.

 

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So as time is of the essence here's one more from the CCS Top Ten and yet one more from the large and ever growing Woody's vinyl collection!

 

BB King "Beautician Blues" Kent Records

 

BB king is a name that doesn't need that much of an introduction, he is considered to be  one of the most influential blues musicians of all time, earning the nickname "The King of Blues" and deemed by many as also one of the greatest guitarists of all time and with a career spaning almost 70 year and still performing today we can say without any doubt the legend live on!

 

"Beautician Blues" comes from 1964 and in it's time was a decent hit both on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and American R'n'B charts at that time and a year that had even more success for him on the US national record charts.

 

Yet perhaps more importantly"Beautician Blues" has almost an instant "i like it quality" to the song with some typical BB King guitar work, catchy simple song lyrics that are set firmly in a tounge in cheek manner and with some juiced up trumpet and horn work all adding to the feel as well as a pounding piano taking up any musical slack and you have (albeit in all of it's sub two minuets form) a great dancefloor mover and of course without saying (as you can hear) this is one great rocker of a tune, perhaps the song could be said to be truely a fusion of rockin' Boogie Blues and and a cast of other musical influences going from at times and even airing towards Rock'n'Roll with a little Jazz somewhere in there and seems to be everything other than an out and out pure Blues track and yet with more of a punch of some old school Rhythm'n'Blues all thrown in for good measure it just seem to come together but whatever the formula  it seems to work, short but very sweet and sure to be well request CCS play.

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch.

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Hi Russ

great review and will be sending you a few of my chosen sides to review in your unique style

Cheers

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Yeah "Great " reviews Russ.

  don't forget folks, the clock "Is" ticking now down towards this coming Saturday night, crackin' Guest DJ Derek & also while we're here  don't forget to check out "Our New Video" at the top of the page.....   

   Nice one Folks, catch you soon, Woody :hatsoff2:

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Yeah "Great " reviews Russ.

  don't forget folks, the clock "Is" ticking now down towards this coming Saturday night, crackin' Guest DJ Derek & also while we're here  don't forget to check out "Our New Video".....   

   Nice one Folks, catch you soon, Woody :hatsoff2:

http://youtu.be/T9gYUgJp5g8

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Well a very good evening fellas, and thanks for your kind words (and putting up with my somewhat lapses of sanity at times) but all compliments are gratefully received.

 

Well as we've all said Saturday is getting nearer all the time, the boys are planing their final playlist that will no doubt go off at a tangent when the dancefloor becomes request driven and this situation happens,

 

Can you play for my wife/husband.... "they used to play at [insert venue name here] you know it, it's called, er hang on a second it's called, something like.................. that's it i've got it now, "The Calander Song" by the Woodchucks?.... look ver puzzled and then say "Is it Seven Days Too long" By Chuck Woods?, yeah that's it and that is a true story that happened to me, okay so it sounded like that to me at the time, i'm sorry i just can't multi-task.....oh a DJ's lot

 

*** Song Triva althought the song is called "Seven Days too Long" Chuck Wood actually sings "Seven Day's Is Too Long ***

 

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That DJ Is One Cool Cat!

 

Well a change of star player tonight for tonight record review and here we have a selection from the very up and coming abel seaman Frankie M, who really does have some great sounds hidden away, never a man to do a lot of shouting but boy does this man know his music, wadda guy!

 

Lou Rawls "Dead End Street" Capitol Records

 

With his distinct voice that even the great Frank Sinatra once said that Rawls had "the classiest singing and silkiest chops in the singing game" praise indeed buit this cut from 1967 is somewhat of an oddball record almost more monolouge than song, with a very long spoken song intro that is said to mimic the real life of the singer and similar spoken introduction were often a trade mark used by him ("Clean Up The Ghetto", "See You When I Git There" and many others)

 

This hard punching song is dominated by the vocal treatment given to it by Lou Rawls and the lyrics are so hard and full of social concience and angst that on a closer listen really do still demand answers and this track stands a testement to ambition and determination, yet the song is far more than a social narative with a big backing wave of brass and full stuidio production that is well worth the effort and the final ride is well worth the 1:27 wait, set at a just over easy tempo"Dead End Street" has such a thumping killer beat that what ever musical label we call it stepper or slow floor shuffler this track hits the spot pounding rhythm and such a classy vocal, with some fine production values, and it's message still echoes today, truely a thought provoking track.

 

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Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Well its a few days away from our big august do ,thanks for the plugs the right track guys and for your take on me and soul Dereks trip over the hill , we certainly have made a few nights this month with a third supporter in tow being Susan ,

so all we have to do now is select the playlists and climb those stairs this Saturday night for another " city centre soul "

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Well we're getting nearer all the time to next CCS event at The Old Nags head,

 

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And were now only days away now but in the meantime we still have chance for a couple more record reviews and a little taster of what's on offer this Saturday and here we have another great sound from the Manley collection, so take it away Frank.

 

Yvonne Vernee  "Just Like You Did Me" Sonbert Records, Re-issued On the British "Made In Detroit" Record Label. 

 

*** Both the Sonbert Orange and Redish labels are both genuine ***

 

Once a massive play in it's day comes this often passed over slice of Detroit Soul, written by a man that doesn't require a great deal of introduction to many of us in the world of Northern Soul and that man is Tony Clarke (credited as Tony Clark on the disc) very much a Detroit soul mainstay until his untimely death aged only 31 and sadly yet another soul great to lose his life via a shooting (there is a pretty long list of othere who have succumb to the same fate)  but before his death giving us amongst others records "Landslide", "The Entertainer", "Aint Love Good Aint Love Proud" and "They Call Me A Wrong Man"

 

So were saying that all ready the pedigree of "Just Like You Did Me" is pretty clear and perhaps on that statement alone this might be one reason the record demand such a high price in the market (and is at this stage possibly the most expensive record we have reviewed now into the four figure mark) yet price tag apart and as we've said before cost is no gurantee of quality but in this case we can say that BIG BUCKS does equal a BIG SOUND!

 

The songs singer Yvonne Vernee was in later years to find greater fame when she went on to become lead singer with the Elgins at Motown Records, "Just Like You Did Me" with it's Detroit feel that hits you from the opening bars here we have a classy uptempo dancer that just moves along like a freight train on steroids, with a catchy beat that craves you to get up and dance i wonder if the Funk Brother were doing yet another spot of moonlighting from Motown?

 

A no frills vocal treatment from Yvonne Vernee that although is on the sparce side it does seem to fit so very well and give a feeling of rawness to the song. With it's tambourine shaking backing well in attendence and some well palced vocal harmonies that keeps a steady pace and yet never once over shadows the lead singer, now add to this some killer horn work that is well up to the job and helps to takes the song just a level higher and all this mixed with a easy to sing along chorus this is a record that is well worth a good few deck spins and really needs to be palyed out far far more today than it at present.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi Russ

there was also a limited repress on the aptly named label " groovy grooves " which I think was a legit release

but in the world of boots who knows , but its still available though hard on this label and at least you

don't have to remortgage to obtain this side .

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Well we are nearly there and its a couple of sleeps till Saturday and looking forward to seeing you all at the old nags head

for another night of across the board soul music

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Tick tick tick......
   Yeah the seconds are ticking away & strangely seem tobe getting faster as it gets near'er Saturday. Got the Flyers reprinted properly now (not bloody dark like they were....), rang Sean at "The Nags" this morning, all ok at his end, Dereks organised & ready to go, Franks always on the ball & Me & Miss T have just got to double check the records (few new bits to play) & equipment tonight & we're all sorted......
   We're all really looking forward to Saturday now, great response so  far from people coming to hear what Derek's got in store for us, gonna be a good un' Me thinks   :hatsoff2:
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Well a very good evening team,

 

Thanks for the Infomaation on the Yvonne Vernee track Frank and i must be honest this is an issue that i haven't seen and i didn't know of but as you mention record counterfeiting and illegal issues are very wide spread and for that matter does anyone know if the Stardust Record series is a officially licenced, i wonder!

 

And we're almost there now and numbers looking good for Saturday, so get there early if you want a seat! and at long last the new flyers have arrived so remember to pick yours up for all this years CCS events and of course remember to bring your dancing shoes.

 

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It was at this stage that Miss T realised that perhaps the dance floor had a liitle bit too much talc on it.

 

So as time is very much of essence, here's another belter from Frank's box of delights.

 

ZZ Hill "Aint Too Proud To Beg" Audrey Records

 

Well Motown covers seem to be very much a theme on this months play list, and this cut froms Texas Singer ZZ Hill (the ZZ is said as Zee Zee) and although Hill had a decent run of hits on the American pop and R'n'B charts in fact having 7 hits during the 1970's yet to many people in this country his name is almost unknown.

 

This track dates from 1972 and is a re-working of the old Temptations song written by Motown's Norman Whitfield and Eddie Holland Jnr. The song is a decent and pretty faithful rendition of the original that keeps very much in the framework of the earlier work and Hill's Vocal isn't too far away from the David Ruffin and The Temptations cut the major difference is the lack of vocal backing on the ZZ Hill recording but that aside the song seems to be just a little fresher than it was in 1966 on the Gordy release but where the later version scores vastly over it's predecessor is the great re-tweeked sax solo which is a great addition to the song and it's not that often that you can say that the Boy's at Motown didn't get it right first time but this musical break just does that little bit more,

 

A nice alternative play and very much a case from the ZZ Hill point of view "That If It Ain't Broke Don't Fix It" and re-afirming the   lesson of less really is more.

 

 

 

Please note this music clip is not the original one that was first posted, You Tube have seen fit remove the previous song and video on copyright grounds this clip is sadly this is the only clip i could find, so please excuse the quality of the recording and video clip!

 

Russ CCS Sheffiel Branch

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So i'm hoping everyone's all set for the big night at "The Old Nags Head" tomorrow the team are all revved up and looking forward to another cracking night!

 

 

I'm sure if you can make it the journey it will be well worth it, just remember to introduce yourself to Woody, Frank and Sue (Miss T) you'll be made to feel at home!

 

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Uncle Addy just brushing up on his dance steps for Saturday Night "Herman get some more talc on the floor, Derek Greenhoff is tomorrow night guest DJ!"

 

Russ,  Seig Heil, CCS, Sheffield Branch

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Hi Russ,

  no worries pal, still a top sound. Been playing it on & off for years, not sure if there's any other versions out there, but I still think the original by "The Temps" just pips it. It's each to their own really, but it's still "Great" to hear a different version now & then.

  You never know, you might get to hear both tomorrow night....., who knows :hatsoff2:

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Evening Woody,

 

Perhaps the best known version of "Aint Too Proud To Beg" is By The Rolling Stones and released in October 1974 peaking at number number 17 on the billboard charts, It also features on the album It's Only Rock 'N' Roll.

 

The other version i can think of is by Rick Astley, but there are quite a few re-workings of the track from raggae to big star renditions and of course this take on the song from The Knocks, electro pop....whatever next?

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Hi Everybody,
   today's the day, less than 10 hrs & counting to City Centre Soul at " The Old Nags Head" Lloyd St/Jacksons Row just off Deansgate central Manchester M2, see you there Folks, bring your dancin' shoes...... :hatsoff2:

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hey everybody , hope you enjoyed our posts this month , see you tonight its "city centre soul "

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what a night , great meeting Derek and the Barnsley party , Derek played great tunes and has widened my wants list ! , thanks to 

Woody and Sue for believing in me and most of all thanks to all those ( including many many new faces ) that climbed those stairs and

made our Hot August special  a fantastic night !

ps also cheers to the Barnsley lass who acted as my selector in my last spot ,your a gem ! 

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Just got home - Thanks for the invite - Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did - Top night with great people

Derek

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Our first visit to this new venue of C.C.S.  We had a great night dancing to some fabulous music. Lovely atmosphere.  See you next time. 

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Fantastic things being said about Saturday's "City Centre Soul" event at The Old Nags Head,

 

So here is just a quick mention to all the CCS Team, Woody, Frankie "M" and the lovley Miss T and all the CCS conscripts who tirelessly flyer and carry the CCS flag far and wide and everywhere inbetween, you are all the backbone and very heart of this event!

 

Derek for his quality DJ spot and for bringing something a little special on his time behind the CCS decks.

 

And off course the most important mention of all this goes out to each and everyone of you who attened every CCS night and make them the success that they, you are indeed the very living soul of our events and i would like to say on behalf of myself and all the CCS team  a massive thank you to each and everyone of you and although you might have heard this all before really, we couldn't do it without you, once more a huge thank you!

 

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So until next time, go steady.

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Saturday was a great night again with an excellent turnout showing real support for C.C.S. and our brilliant guest DJ Derek Greenhoff. Lovely to see some new faces among the many regular's and me and Miss T were pleased with all the good wishes and the great feedback, "Massive Thankyou" to all who came along.

   Fantastic mixed bag of tunes played by guest Derek who kept the dance floor busy all night, ably supported by My self & Mr Frank Manley! Be posting a few of pics fromSaturday soon with more to follow at a later date. Couldnt have asked for a better night in the new venue.... so long may it continue for City Centre Soul!
   Next session Saturday 25th of October with special guest DJ "Les Hare (King Bee Records).

  Cheers Everybody, see you all out & about soon at a venue near you, Woody & Miss T xx :hatsoff2::wave:

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