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100 Club 'Nighter

  

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Established as the 6TS Rhythm 'N' Soul Society in 1979: The World's longest running, most intense and forward thinking Northern Soul all nighter

 

Euro Special with Edu, Soulful Cris, and Lars also featuring house spinners Butch & Ady Croasdell

 

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

 

£12 on the door

 

www.6ts.info for more details


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Geoff

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This 100 Club nighter coincided with the Halloween celebrations. On the way there I saw quite a few people dressed in costumes appropriate to the festival. I had my mind on other things, a night of quality soul music with an emphasis on slightly rarer sounds.

There was quite a queue waiting for tickets, I think it was the longest wait I can remember for ages, unfortunately Rolly was unable to attend as she was ministering to Garry who was sick, so there was a different lady taking the money, I think she was Jo but could be wrong.

As usual Ady did the first set getting us in the mood. I was greeted by a couple of friends I wasn't expecting, Ian and John, good to see them.

The night was billed as a European special, the next guest, originally from Italy, was Cristina, one of the regulars at the club. Her speciality is more medium tempo than 100 mph and her set included the Hesitations' Is That The Way To Treat A Girl and Come To Me by Barbara Mercer.

Then it was Butch's first set, I didn't know any of the first five records he played, plenty were dancing to them. Then he put on Little Love Affair and I was off. Included in this set were The Hurting Is Over, Shake Cheri, Joseph Webster's My Love Is Strong, which is still a floor filler, his Chuck Jackson cover up, Life Is A Miracle and finished with the Perfections' version of Just Can't Please You. By that time I was soaked in sweat.

Next it was Edu from Spain, I've seen him a few times, in Barcelona and London, he played a set that was definitely Northern. Among his plays were the Lovations' Later Baby and he finished with the Masqueraders' Ain't Gonna Stop.

Then it was Ady, soon to be putting his feet up a bit more. By this time the dance floor was rammed, so I stood at the back and chatted to my friends. His first one was Getting To Me. When he played Just Can't Shake It I had a shuffle around on the tiled floor and found it very good for dancing, only problem was guys wanting to get past to the toilet. He played a set including some of his recent discoveries like the Holly Maxwell one, and also included the Demures, had a shuffle at the back to that one too. He finished this set with Sorry Is The Word, now a 100 Club classic.

The third European guest was Lars from Germany. He played mainly Northern keeping the tempo up.

Cristina followed him for her second set, more medium tempo tunes, I recall Crook His Little Finger among them and The Panic Is On, always nice to hear that one.

In his second set Butch included The Man From Soul, It Hurts On The Other Side, Wind In My Sails, Baby Boy,l Beware Beware, Satan Let Me Sleep Tonight and finished with Roller Coaster, a busy dance floor as usual although it had began to clear out a bit by then.

For his second set Lars opened with Lost In A Crowd and played mainly mid tempo.

The Fuller Brothers' Stranger At My Door was Edu's opener for his second go, and he also played more medium tempo tunes including Stevie Wonder's If You Really Love Me and Doc Peabody's Without You Here. However it was soon back to Northern with Tell Me Baby and I'll Never Forget You.

Cristina's third set opened with Marcia Hines' You Gotta Let Go, and after another one she played my request for These Memories, my favourite record, thanks Cris. Following this she played the Exits' Under The Street Lamp, lovely record.

At about 5.30 Ady started his last half hour on the decks, including More Today Than Yesterday, hadn't heard that played anywhere for years, got me out of the chair and on to the floor. He followed that with the Steinways' You've Been Leading Me On, a real old classic. As time ticked by we got to the last three tunes, Pat Thomas's version of I Just Can't Wait To See My Baby's Face, Carla's I'll Never Stop Loving You and the usual ender Baby I Need Your Loving.

Then it was lights on, That's What Mama Say being played and time to sort out bags, coats, etc. and say farewell. Tony Smith was there celebrating his 50th birthday, Ady had dedicated a record to Jet saying Tony might not have made it to 50 without her. The usual faces were present, it was nice to see and talk to Arthur and Maria, and also Martyn and Lynn Bird from Hull.

The former two joined me on the walk to King's Cross, unfortunately they had quite a wait for a train back to Yorkshire, I was more lucky and got indoors at 7.35.

The 100 Club goes from strength to strength with new people each time there, the future looks good. Thanks to Ady and the DJs. There was more Crossover played than usual, but I am not complaining about that. And thanks to the 100 Club staff for doing their usual good job.

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ady croasdell

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I was very impressed with the turn-out and the DJs, it was the 100 Club at its best and hugely heartening after such a good anniversary; usually the one after is a bit quiet but that certainly wasn't the case. Edu's second spot was so good Cristina missed half of her second set, I had to drag her off the floor. She of course played sublime, super-soulful stuff and Lars surprised me with the breadth of his soul music taste, he mixed it up a treat. Butch was the business as he always is and he really entertains, it's not just a selection of super-rarities; he stuck on Baby Boy and a couple of other easily accessible sounds. I think Edu's If You really Love Me by my fish and chip-eating mate Stevie was the biggest surprise of the night and the beaming faces testified to why you should stick in some unusual favourites and cheapies even to a knowledgeable crowd like ours. We all still love the hits.

Special thanks to Matt for suggesting we went continental again.

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Our first visit for awhile but we certainly won't be leaving it that long for our next visit,brilliant night.Well done to all behind the decks for a great mixture of tunes,heard plenty of new stuff which is what we want along with some old faves.Added bonus was to put a few faces to some SS members I've come across on here.So well done Ady & Co we'll be back soon :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

 

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Excellent night of music and well worth the visit - such a diverse but classy 60s/70s mix of soul music.  Shame others we know who would have especially loved it didn't make the trip too, but the dancefloor was busy enough :P

Thanks to Ady, Matt, all the DJs and everyone else who let me annoy them and made it such a great night.

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LEN

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Great informative write up Geoff - Fantastic to read that Butch played 'Brenda Starr - Satan Let Me Sleep Tonight' in his second spot (Unless I've got that wrong!)

Great record.

All the best,

Len :thumbsup:

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Welcome to the 100 Club 'Nighter Comments sectiom

This event is now over. Look up now to read the latest reviews of this soul event

The Norwich Witch hunters will be there (Blue Posts as usual )

Looking forward to the 6ts 100 club sanctuary on this Halloween.

We expect to see Ady & crew cast some spells on the dance floor .

I'm tapping my feet already !!

Pint of Sam Smith please...

see you all there  !   cheers Frank

 

 

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Hopefully we'll make the Blue Post for a pre-100 Club aperitif aswell :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

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We'll see you in there Martyn after Twickenham. Let's hope the Aussies win or Louise will be grumpy...

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Rich

Sit her next to Lynn & she'll still look happy :wicked:

See you at the bar :thumbsup:

Cheers

Martyn

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hi martyn. nice to see you saturday, thanks for cd. good stuff on it, full house at 100 club. music across the board. i loved butch seconds set, especially the second one from the end. any ideas what is was? billy

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Hey Up Billy

Yep great to catch you & the other Norwich boys.

By Butch's second spot I was doing well to remember my name.........so no :lol:

See you soon.

Cheers

Martyn

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