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100 Club Nighter Details

36th Anniversary dance.

 

Established 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, Mick Smith & Roger Stewart

 

10pm-6am no membership required, no admittance after 3 am

 

This event is ticket only and will sell out. Tickets available at the August all nighter and by post/PayPal after that, details nearer the time.

 

www.6ts.info for more details


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Geoff

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Another anniversary, 36th, another record that is unlikely to be rivalled by any other soul club. I looked at the comments I made last year and to be honest it's hard to write anything much different but here goes.

The anniversary is always a packer and this was no exception but unlike last year it did start slowly. I got in at about 10.10pm, expecting a queue but there was only one person in front of the booth where Rolly sits. After saying hello and picking up my record I walked down the stairs and was surprised that there weren't that many people in, last year the dance floor was busy at this time. Good to see Trickster back at the club, he's been missed but it's not so easy for him to attend as he's not living in London at the moment. After sorting myself out I was ready for action.

Mick Smith now only appears at the anniversary nights now, he was the first DJ on, playing a mixed tempo set. For the first 45 minutes or so the dance floor was not at all busy, just the odd person dancing. When he played Lady In Green I think I was one of only a couple dancing, quite surprising to a record of that quality. Among others he played were Etta James' current popular tune Can't Shake It and the old Northern classic Run For Cover by the Dells. I don't normally dance to the latter tune, but when you listen to it you could actually give it as an example of Northern Soul to any non soul person who is curious about the music.

Keith Money is another regular DJ at the club, when he is available of course. He followed Mick, and the dance floor began to fill up. People were coming in at a fast rate now, suddenly the club was filling up fast.

Butch took over, again playing a mix of lesser known and well known tunes. I think he said one of his early plays was by the Curators, but I may have misheard. The problem I have when I write my report is that my brain and memory are a bit tired so often can't remember what records the DJs played, I remember him playing Little Love Affair, his Chuck Jackson cover up, United Sounds, Arthur Willis or was that in his second set. He did play an instrumental track, don't know what it is but sure I've heard it before. He finished this set with two of my current favourites: Milton Wright's Like A Rolling Stone and the Jax Transit Authority's Life Is A Miracle.

For the second time that night Mick took the decks over, playing mainly uptempo oldies, but not the usual suspects, not too many of the top 100 were played during the nighter. Seem to recall Job Opening but at this moment in time my brain isn't really working to full capacity.

Keith again and he played some of his favourites including Clydene Jackson's I Need Your Love, the Vondells and others.

Ady did his first set next, starting off with Ben E King's Getting To Me. At this point I went to the bar for a drink and met up with a couple of friends who are regulars. The dance floor was extremely busy and I decided to just listen to the tunes Ady played. Welcome To Dreamsville, What's That On Your Finger, the Demures' I Wanna Be Good To You, the Gerri Grainger cover up Why Can't It Be Tonight, and some of the Pied Piper favourites: Ooh It Hurts Me, Voodoo Mademoiselle, He'll Be Leaving You, the club classic Sorry Ain't The Word and a few I didn't recognise. I think the last one of his set was Mikki Farrow, but I could be wrong. My friend who was listening to this set couldn't praise it enough, he run out of superlatives. It was good solid rare sixties soul.

For his second bite of the cherry Butch started with the Perfections' Just Can't Please You. He played a version of Didn't Say A Word, I think it was the one by Patti Austin but no doubt someone will correct me. I tried dancing to Shake Cheri but found the floor very sticky, I think someone must have spilt a drink. But just a little later when he played Satan Let Me Sleep tonight found I could dance okay. Finished with Little Caesar cover up, excellent.

Then it was Roger Stewart's turn, one of the original 6ts DJs. A nice set of oldies, including one of my favourites from the Capitol Soul Club days Carol & Gerri's On You Heartache Looks Good.

For his last set Keith opened with Richard Caiton's I'd Like To Get Near You followed by the Exits' Another Sundown In Watts. He included the Epitome Of Sound, still one of the greatest records of our genre, and got me onto the dance floor with Ask My Heart, lyrically one of the best love songs written in my opinion.

Mick did the penultimate set mixing up tempos and ending with one of my favourite beat ballads, The Drifter by Ray Pollard.

At 5.30 it was time for the last set and of course it was Ady. Some of the classics of the last 30 minutes were played, Sweet Temptation and Don't Bring Me Down immediately spring to mind. The last three records were Carla Thomas (of course), followed by Marva Josey's Don't, Ady said he was playing that one for himself, and finally Baby I Need Your Loving. Lights on, That's What Mama Say, and time to go home. Time for a last picture of my friends with me in the background, and then off home.

My thoughts on the night: capacity crowd, but did begin to thin out, but a very large number did stay till the end; good to see my friends there, you help make the night for me; only quibble is that at times the sound was a bit dodgy. It actually went off during Keith's first set but did seem to improve as the night went on. The dance floor got a bit sticky as the night went on, but that happens quite often.

I apologise for the length of this review, did intend to curtail it but as usual verbal diarrhoea took over. A big thanks to Ady and the DJs, and to the bar staff, they remain constantly cheerful, do wonder what they think of us all. Anyway on to the boat trip next week and on to the 37th anniversary next year.

 

 

 

 

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Simsy

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There's not much more than I can add after Geoff. ? We got there about 10.40 and it was just starting to fill up. It was a night of lots of laughs, random conversations and dancing. 

When Carla Thomas was played at 5.55am the dance floor was still packed, with everyone clapping to the chorus. It's moments like that that make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.

Great to see so many friends last night and we had such a great time that we stayed until the end and got into the infamous photo! 

Thanks again to Ady and his team who have been running 6ts nighters for 4 years before I was even born! ? Thanks for the birthday request play and please don't ever retire! **Oops, I seem to be logged on as Simsy. It's Mrs Simsy! 

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TattooDave

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Love the place, music and people that make this the longest running and best all-nighter venue there is.  I know sanity is in relatively short supply in my life, but that's the choice I made when rare soul entered into it, and I wouldn't have it any other way.  The regulars at this venerated venue are always up-beat, happy and mostly friendly, and that's what makes it work.  Thanks to the DJ's and all those involved in making the place what it is, MAGIC.

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Widnes63

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Had a great night in the 100 club , fantastic atmosphere , great music , by the time it was all over I had been awake for 24hrs , its been a long time since I did that haha , but was worth it , managed to have a sleep on the train back to the northwest , pity we not closer , hope to be back for another instalment .

P.S ,,,,,Jud has put clips on youtube ,

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Lucky one

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What`s not to like best ever allnighter, will be back as soon as I possibly can.

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Jim Elliott

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I've been going now for the best part of 30 years, man and boy, life passes by outside, births, deaths, marriages and all the rest. The 100 club allnighters are one hell of a constant but at the same time never standing still musically.

Must admit my lip had a bit of a wobble when Mick played " The drifter" as I vividly remember Ray Pollard singing it live on that very same stage 24 years previously. Just one highlight in all those years of magnificent nights down those stairs. Cheers Horace;)

Keep it coming please;)!!

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Bossfourpart1

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I arrived late  at the 100 club 00.30,  due to Flight at Stansted from Munich Oktoberfest  !! beer beer beer  ...

Managed to leave the Lederhosen  with me mates as i jumped on the London train at 23.00hrs.

Got in the doors , picked up my "Vinyl Gold" anni single from the beautiful Rowena and caught Ady C on the stairs heading up for some air !

Dave and Kev were on the coats  (thanks for the vinyl Kev , glad you made it Dave ).

Doors were partialy open to the   dance floor but i couldn't see much as my glasses steamed up with "Soulsters sweat" as i got close .

Managed to meander through to the first Pillar on the dance for where fortunately Gary  recognised me as i couldn't see much !

Eventually saw the Norwich /spalding / Uckfield posse defending a circle of chairs where i joined in to the hello's and had a good catch-up.

Music was very good all round , Butch playing class tunes some of which were new to me !

Mick Smith played the Salvadors for the Norwich lads folowed by some more big tunes .

Roger Stewart settled in like he had never left the venue.

Ady and Keith spun quality all night .

As Geoff mentioned the crowd hung on for hours and thinned slightly at about 4ish leaving some wellcome space on the dancefloor .

(good write up Geoff ) 

always ends too soon .

Mc D's and a banter with fellow  soulies .

Very enjoyable nighter with friends and new faces , quality all the way .

 I  treasure every anniversary and long may they continue....

KTF Frank

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Man In Black

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Hi folks, what an anniversary night at the 100 club, great venue.  I went with my top mate Widnes63.  Super atmosphere, brill music, rare sounds and most of all a fanstatic bunch of peeps that attended the night.  Fantastic night Ady & co., thoroughly enjoyed.

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Why would anyone want to miss an anniversary down in the basement,

Flights booked, train booked,Oyster card topped up and Monday booked off.

See you for an early drink in the Blue Posts

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Hi Ady, I received the anniversary ticket tis morning, many thanks and for message too.  I'm really looking forward to the nite in September, cheers mate.

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Arriving at Stansted on Saturday night at 22.30hrs from Munich beer fest !!  

Then Stansted shuttle to London with possible 15 minute extra line delay so expect to be in at Midnight ....

I would say i will miss the early drinks in the Blue posts but then i could do with a break from beer by then...

 

Andy N / Dave  , i'm just getting a taster for flying to soul events for a change ..(any tips ? )

See you all on the Parquet Soul floor !

 

cheers Frank

 

 

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It'll be an afternoon in the East End for me watching my beloved Canaries at West Ham before we head up West!

Bring it on...

Mark C:thumbsup:

 

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Anybody know if there is a warm-up on anywhere before?? Or do I and Mr D simply head to the Blue Post and join the throng as usual

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Anyone like to give an educated guess as to what great music we will receive on the Anniversary 45 this year ?

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The best tip is just enjoy it Frank, it's not like flying in from Toronto for it, I'm already in the UK, dental appointment tomorrow and tattooing the locals, so am doing Nuneaton this weekend, you'll be fine, just don't drink too much before you leave

 

Dave

Not a clue.

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