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event-1321-0-20509600-1424860630_thumb.jEstablished as the 6TS Rhythm 'N' Soul Society in 1979: The World's longest running, most intense and forward thinking Northern Soul all nighter

Featuring house spinners; Butch, Ady, Keith Money, Joel Maslin and superb guests

11pm-6am no membership required, no admittance after 3 am

£12 on the door

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Great to see Carl on the billing for the next 100 club, its been a while.

Don't forget to bring that "Black Mamba" cover up with you.

Guess Jez Porter will be riding shotgun with you !

Jez will you be drinking Red wine ?

see you in the BluePosts PH .

ATB Frank

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Yes , we were all young once , the year 1985 ? What's that dodgy wash hand basin to my left

Ady ? Any recollection ????? HAPPY DAYS ......... See you Saturday !

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Bloody hell, you're right. I have no recollection of that hand basin. Maybe you were stood by the opening to the kitchen but there wouldn't have been the wall there. This needs looking into; we may have a psychic phenomenon on our hands-and I don't mean Jez

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Thanks for the offer of several large glasses of red, and numerous pints of finest old English Ale, young Frank.

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:D  Will be down those stairs in 12 hours time - and back up them in 19 hours.

Planning on getting to the Blue Posts early for a bit of banter and vinyl sniffing first.

 

:hatsoff2: - Kev

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There was no allnighter at the 100 Club in February and the March one was going to coincide with the Prestatyn weekender so it was always going to be slightly different from usual. Butch was attending the weekender so was not present and quite a few of the regulars were not in London as usual. Some at Prestatyn and at least two on DJ duties at other events.

 

I did feel a bit tired before I went out but reminded myself of how much I'd miss attending, hearing the music and seeing friends. There was a tube strike scheduled to start at 9.30 pm but when I got to King's Cross I found that the Victoria Line was running so no problem about getting there. In fact I walked into the club at just gone 11.05, earliest for ages for me. I'd barely sat on the stage and taken my jacket off when Rachel came over to say hello. After a brief chat I strolled over to have a word with Kev and then gave out some flyers for the next Lifeline.

 

At this point in the proceeding Ady was on the decks but was followed by new regular Tomas McGrath who got the floor going with tracks like the Ringleaders' Baby What Has Happened.

 

Chris Dale took over from Tomas and opened with Just Because by Pat & The Blenders. When I started going out to soul nights again this was just becoming popular and I always used to dance to it, but I haven't heard it much over the last few years. It was good to hear and dance to it, sort of quirky rhythm. Chris kindly played my request for Feminine Ingenuity, love to dance to that one.

 

Next up was Carl Fortnum formerly DJ at the Capitol Soul Club, happy nights at the Dome, Tufnell Park. He played some old favourites from those days; Eddie Parker's I'm Gone, Thanks For A Little Loving by the Trends and played Don Gardner's Cheating Kind for my birthday.

 

Making her début at the 100 Club was Pat Bleasdale; I'd seen her at the Dab Of Soul weekender last year on the Saturday afternoon collectors' sets, she'd played some slow tunes but had finished with a couple of uptempo ones, Hangin' In and Don't Be So Jive. I asked her if she'd include the John Harris Hangin' In and she kindly obliged, it was the first one she played followed by United Sounds. She played Sag Warfare later and also included Benny Harper's My Prayer in her set, quite a few that I didn't recognise as well.

 

Ady again, starting off with Etta James' Can't Shake It, (I hope this comes out on a 45 soon); followed by the Gerri Grainger cover up Why Can't It Be Tonight, Nancy Wilcox's He'll Be Leaving You, my request, Sammy Ambrose's Welcome To Dreamsville, an old 100 Club favourite, Sharon Scott's I'm Not Afraid, Luther Ingram's Oh Baby Don't You Weep and his new find the Might Whites which is already popular with the dancers.

 

To follow Ady it was Tomas again, starting off with Betty Lloyd's I'm Catching On. Included in his set were Living Color's Gotta Strange Feeling, Celeste Hardy's You're Gone and finishing with The Time Is Right For Love.

 

Then it was time for the guests to do their second sets starting off with Chris Dale, included in his set were Say something Nice To Me and I'm Waiting, the latter of course by Bill Bush.

 

Carl took over from Chris and kept the floor busy, in fact it was busy all night. He included William Powell's Heartaches Souvenirs, remember that at the Dome, Terry Callier's Ordinary Joe and Rees Flores' Look Into My Heart. If Carl reads this could he post up the title of the first record of this, his second set. It was a medium tempo song with a rather haunting vocal. I wasn't the only person there who liked it.

 

For her second set Pat Bleasdale played some medium tempo tunes including the Magnetics' Count The Days and Blue Steam's I Want A Girl. Fascinating Girl, Wind In My Sails, Sweet Memories and Ice's Reality were also played. The penultimate record was one I'd not heard before, a paean to one's mother, a week ahead of Mothering Sunday. Pat's sets were received with enthusiasm, sure it won't be long before she returns.

 

By this time it was 5.30 am, time for Ady to do the last 30 minutes, opening up with Blowing My Mind To Pieces by Bob Relf, traditional Northern Soul. After two or three fast ones he played the Demures' I Wanna Be Good To You and dedicated it to me for my birthday, thanks Ady, you know the ones I like. Then if I remember correctly it was Don't Tear Me Down, Sweet Temptation, This Is The Thanks I Get, I'll Never Stop Loving You and finally Baby I Need Your Loving, which is I guess the club's theme song or anthem. Just over 50 years old but still wonderful, still sends chills down my spine. Lights came on then, That's What Mama Say plays and we gather up our belongings, say farewell and head off into Oxford Street and beyond. I got home quicker than I'd expected so was having coffee and porridge before 8 am.

 

As I said above a few of the regulars were missing, and there weren't quite that many in as in January, but this meant there was a bit more room on the dance floor which I took advantage of as did others, it's nice to have a bit of space. I didn't think there were many non soul people in, a few had their drinks on the dance floor but when approached in a friendly manner were happy to go along with our etiquette. There were still quite a few of us at the end, nice to know you're one of the hard core. As usual it is really good to see my friends there.

 

I seem to say the same thing every month, but it's true, it was a good night, great music, company and atmosphere. We're lucky to have the soul scene, not sure what I'd do without it. Thanks to Ady and the other DJs for entertaining us, roll on April.

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The place was rammed again !

Young crowd with plenty of energy to match the music.

Really enjoyed the Fortnums visit.

Music had me on the edge of my seat as you never knew what was going to be played next especially with the guest collectors spinning blinding sets.

Welldone to all the Djs for all the quality spun.

This Club is well worth a visit and is Hot !!!

Ady , you must be proud...

cheers Frank

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Just reading your report Geoff you got it about right , the Frank foster wasn't Harlem Rumble though , it's " moving from Detroit " . Think Chris Dale played that one , can't remember the first record of second spot , here's a few I do remember playing .............

DOC AND THE INTERNS - the love that you gave me ( EDGEWOOD )

THE CASHMERES - let the door hit your back ( EDGEWOOD )

THE TRADITIONS - girl I know it's time

VIKKI ANDERS - need a love so bad

KENNY HAMBER - anything you want

JIMMY GRESHAM - this feeling I have

LITTLE STANLEY - out of sight loving

THE VENTURAS - heart of love

STORMIE WYNTERS - life saver

Thanks Geoff for remembering the records in your report most of which were requests , which was nice .

Many thanks to Ady for asking to do a bit etc .

Nice report Geoff , keep um' coming

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Hi Carl,

 

Thanks for your kind comments. It's strange, I normally do my little "review" shortly after I get home, but as I type it out my brain goes blank when I try to recall what has been played and by what DJ. I think the current name for this phenomenon is "brain fade", I am definitely suffering from it after soul nights. Thanks for posting some of your plays, there are plenty of tracks I  hear and I just can't put a name to them, I'm always asking my friends what some record is, and on some occasions I find I've got it, I blame my age, lol.

 

Once again I have to say what a great night it was, it went so quickly you couldn't believe that you'd been in there for 7 hours, wish work had gone that quickly.

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Thanks Geoff and all who attended. The club continues to surprise us all; never a dull moment. As stated the music was superb thanks to the DJs who really delivered. The line-up had looked very good on paper and was in practice. Many thanks to Matt B for recommending Pat, she excelled.

Apologies for a couple of drink incidents, the bouncers were new and a couple weren't up to it so I'll get that sorted for next time. Also the club hadn't told me there was a gig on earlier in the evening so I was on the back foot from the start; that's my excuse for looking grumpy-I'd cheered up by the end.

 

I was especially glad it was a corker for the Scottish travellers, they can return home and tell the others what the radge bampots are missing; ken?

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Yes the mini Dome revival was great fun too, they'll be billing me for nicking their old team if I'm not careful.

 

And Ken and Sian threw some more light on the Mighty Whites; to be continued.

 

PS Anyone lose a wedding ring?

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Roddy was there so the Radge Bampots were there!

You need to arrange some special transport for us more genteel sort Adrian, it seems a long way when I am just on way back on a Thursday, but as always feel like I have missed something reading that. Hopefully if things go to plan be a regular vistor second half of year. Rather than having gin fuelled dreams of seedy clubs with lots of blokes dancing funny, my therapist hasn't quite worked that one out yet.,

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Ady,

On behalf of Scottish bampots Steve, Helen, Carol and myself, I must say that we all agreed it was indeed a corker and well worth the journey. With most of the old guard missing and never having heard Tomas, Chris or Pat before we didn't know what to expect. What we got was a great selection of music with just the right mix of up-front stuff, recent biggies and quality classics across all styles. The up-for-it and appreciative crowd keep it going right to the end.

We will be back - and we might invite Jock next time!

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