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100ClubAPRIL15.pdfEstablished 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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Should have fully recovered from what was a brilliant Crossfire by then.

Back up to the smoke for 100 club, think it might be cheaper for me to move to London.

See you in the Blue posts  :thumbsup:

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Well I'll be joining Andy, and I suspect a fair few others, in a pre 100 Club slurp in the Blue Posts.

 

:hatsoff2: - Kev

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I wasn't one hundred per cent certain I'd be going to the 100 Club this time, I'd had back and leg pains but dosed myself up with Ibuprofen. I found out later that I wasn't the only regular feeling a bit under the weather, Suzy wasn't feeling too great, neither was Garry or Andy from Guernsey. We joked that Ady should have had an ambulance available for us. But we all attended and all stayed right through to the end of the night.

 

As usual I arrived at about 11.15. I was surprised to be “patted down” by a security guy at the entrance to the club, and he looked in my nighter bag, but fortunately didn't pull everything out, perhaps the sight (or possibly the smell) of the shoes I change into for dancing put him off delving too deeply. I'm sure the discovery of my library book, towel, deodorant and spare shirt would have made his night. I've never experienced this before at the 100 Club, what's it all about? Are they worried about people taking alcohol in to the club?

 

Keith was playing when I got down the stairs, think it was the Masquaders' The Same Thing. He was followed by Joel Maslin, who opened his set with the Monitors' Say You. A couple of us didn't know it so I asked Joel, who added that it was a cheap record, that's a change for me to ask about a record and find that I could afford it. Among the others he played in this set were I've Only Got Myself To Blame and Paulette's Love You Baby.

 

Joel was followed by Butch, returning after a break due to Prestatyn in March. He opened his set with the record I'd requested, Milton Wright's Like A Rolling Stone, he'd played it at Crewe. Thanks. In this set he included some of his biggies, Arthur Willis, Hopkins Brothers, United Sounds, but also another one from the Crewe set, The Man From Soul by a female group, and a version Get It Off My Conscience, plus his Vessie Simmons cover up. And some that were new to me.

 

By this time there was a reasonable number in, not quite as many as March I think but still a good turnout, some new faces I think. The dance floor was busy but you could still dance comfortably.

 

Matt Sneath, the guest DJ took over and played what I'd call a nighter set, starting with I Got Soul. I didn't know most of the records he played, one I asked about was the Paramount Four's You Don't Know, I just couldn't remember what it was. Matt brought a touch of Lifeline to the metropolis, he's been a guest there. Although I wasn't familiar with most of the records I enjoyed listening to new sounds.

 

Ady then took over to do his first set of the night starting off with Oh Baby Don't You Weep by Luther Ingram, a favourite of the club. I remember dancing to Etta James' Can't Shake It, the Demures' I Wanna Be Good To You, Nancy Wilcox's He'll Be Leaving You and Your Little Sister by the Marvellos. He played a few I didn't know, I imagine they were acetates.

 

Back to Butch for his second set. During this one he did play some well known tunes, e.g. Man Of My Word, Flashback, Chuck Jackson cover up, Precisions, I Hurt On The Other Side, Four Dynamics, but quite a few that I either didn't know the title or didn't know at all. He finished his set with Satan, Let Me Sleep Tonight by Brenda Starr.

 

Then it was Joel again. He mixed up the sounds with well known ones like Eula Cooper's Let Your Love Go Higher, Lost In A Crowd, etc., but plenty of lesser known tracks.

 

Third time for Keith then, again kept the floor moving with records like Job Opening, I Need Your Love by Clydene Jackson, You Didn't Say A Word, Tell Me Baby and Ask My Heart, the latter I'd have danced to but heard while in the gents.

 

At about 5 am Matt started his second set and carried on with nighter records, again most I didn't know but others certainly did because there were a fair few dancing. It had cleared out a bit by then.

 

For the last half hour it was Ady, as usual. Starting off with Make Up Your Mind by the San Francisco TKOs, it was mainly a medium paced set finally ending with Walter Jackson's wonderful Uphill Climb, followed by I'll Never Stop Loving You with the finale being of course Baby I Need Your Loving.

 

Time to leave then to the strains of Walter Jackson's That's What Mama Say; gather our coats and bags, say farewell to our friends and make our way home.

 

It did clear out from 3ish onwards, but at the end there were plenty still dancing, a tribute to the night. As usual good to see friends there. I hope Julie enjoyed her hen night. They were very restrained, didn't know they were there.

 

I seem to say it each time but well done and thank you to Ady and the DJs, and to the staff of the club.

 

Apologies for lateness of this commentary but I had to contact Ady about the order of DJs, likr to get things right.

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Great review Geoff, as per usual. Wanted to go but nobody going from Norwich and didn't want to drive  alone. That's the thing I miss most about London, having the 100 Club on the doorstep. Hopefully we'll be back next month.

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This was an ok night. Numbers were pretty low but Keele was on simultaneously so I assume that had some affect. Best set of the night I think was from Butch (no surprise there). The crowd, as above, started to dwindle shortly after 3, but there were still some good tunes being played. Until soon after 4 that is, then the sounds deteriorated in my opinion.

 

From 4:30 until 5:30 (when Ady stepped up to rescue us) there were still about 60 people in, but the DJ couldn't play anything good enough to entice more than about 6 dancers at a time. This went on for about an hour. I was surprised so many stayed to hear what Ady would spin. Fortunately, most did stay until Ady took over and he immediately got most of the remaining attendees up and dancing with his first track.

 

Cheers all...will be back soon (but not 30th May as that's FA Cup final day!).

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 I really enjoyed myself. You can't go wrong with people like Keith Money on the decks.  :) Loved Joel's first set aswell. 

 

 It was a bit quieter than it has been recently but I wouldn't say the numbers were low. The dance floor was pretty full for the time that I was there, you just had a bit more room to dance. Only Rob Messer there selling records though. The days of the back bar being lined with dealers seems to have sadly passed. I can never afford the ones I love anyway.  :lol: 

 

Had a great time celebrating Julie's hen night. A combination of working til 5 and then drinking from 7 meant that I was on my last legs by 3am so we had to call it a night. Thanks to Ady and the team for a top night and see you next time.

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I had a really good time on Saturday. Butch and Keith both played blinders I thought and I heard some great stuff from Butch in the second set particularly. Really enjoyed Matt's first set too - Judy Stokes sounded awesome and just right for the 100 Club. I had to leg it in a cab after my second spot so missed the last few hours sadly but Keith was starting with the Del Larks - god's own. The missus' mate was over from Detroit, it was her first visit to the 100 and she had a fantastic time.

 

Numbers were down a tad but much better than having a room full of plums spilling drinks.

 

Would of liked to have got more obscure stuff on myself but played it safe - hopefully people enjoyed themselves overall.

 

Cheers once again Sir Adrian of Croasdell!

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