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ady croasdell
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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

 

Featuring house spinners; Butch, Ady, Tomas McGrath and superb guests

 

11.59pm-6am no membership required, no admittance after 3 am

 

£10 on the door

 

www.6ts.info for more details


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Geoff

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Later start to this 100 Club nighter due to a concert in the club so the start time was put back to midnight. I arrived at that time and found a long queue waiting outside. Eventually we moved forward and as we got in the club's door we were confronted by a bouncer who was really giving all of us the once over. He checked my bag thoroughly and even checked my reading glasses case. Yet his colleague didn't give me a body check with an instrument he was holding. I suppose in this day and age security is good, but if it's only to remove club attenders' talc or soft drink it seems very slightly over the top. Yet I heard on the news when I got home about a stabbing incident at Leytonstone so it's something we may have to put up with.

When I eventually got downstairs the club didn't seem that full, yet looking at the queue you might have thought it'd be packed. It did fill up later of course.

Ady was as usual doing the first set, mix of lesser known and well known records. As I walked in he was playing something that sounded like a very early soul record, if he reads this can he remember what it was please?

Butch swiftly followed Ady onto the decks and kept the pace up. Of his first few tracks the only one I recognised was Do You Get The Message by Grey Imprint. Later plays included Salvation and Beware and he ended with Look At You..

Then it was time for Matt Fox's first set, starting with the Professionals' That's Why I Love You and he kept things going and the dance floor busy.

It was the return of Ady next, playing some of his current big tunes plus a few oldies. Thanks to him for playing the Demures' I Wanna Be Good To You, probably my favourite of his unissued acetates. Both Nancy Wilcox's He'll Be Leaving You and Etta James' Can't Shake It got airings, and why not, superb records.

Recently appointed resident Tomas McGrath was next, also mixing some classics with lesser known tunes.

Then it was Butch's second set, he included more of his better known tunes in this set: United Sounds, Salt & Pepper, Willie Tee, Love Company, etc. He played one by a female singer that I liked very much, anyone know what it was?

Matt followed Butch and played a set of what I'd call danceable Crossover including Let It Be Real by George Hobson, but most of his set were new to me.

Next up was Tomas again who opened with Gotta Strange Feeling by Living Color. Among his plays was Funny Money by Wilson Love, I had to ask a friend what it was, nice track. He ended his set with the Hesitations' Is This The Way To Treat A Girl and Bobby Reed's The Time Is Right For Love.

Ady always does the last half hour or so, he started off with Willie Kendricks' version of She'll Be Leaving You, and included Getting To Me, Sweet Temptation, Sweetest Girl In The World, Is This The Thanks I Get, ending with Walter Jackson's much loved Uphill Climb To The Bottom and as usual the Four Tops' Baby I Need Your Loving.

There was quite a good crowd in but it did clear out from about 3am, but there was still a good number at the end, the usual old stagers including Billy, Frank, Gary, Rolly, Cristina, Eddie, Tabs, Andy, Charlie, Matt et al. My only complaint was that the dance floor was not in a really good state, guess it was because of the crowd in earlier for the concert, found I couldn't get going really, had a slidey pair of shoes on but it was hard work, I wasn't the only person to feel that way. The trouble then is that your legs take a hammering, feeling the after effects as I type this.

There's another 6ts Rhythm Society event in a couple of weeks, the Christmas Party on 18 December so one more trip there this year. And so on to 2016, 100 Club allnighter still going strong. Happy Christmas to all my friends there.

 

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Dave Strong

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First visit to the 100 Club but won't be the last ! If you like gritty atmospheric soul clubs that play class sounds then this is for you. Loads of stuff played that i'd never heard before but can't think of one that i didn't like. Have to agree with Geoff's comments though about the doorman's rigorous body searching...a bit over the top,but i do agree with the need for extra security.   

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ady croasdell

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I obviously said that bit about Butch, tongue in cheek but i was surprised to see he was still there at 5.30; he's not resigned yet anyway. 

 

Dave it was good to meet you and I'm glad you enjoyed the Paramount Four and others so much. There are still some available on Kent Select but don't linger it'll be gone soon and my mate Nick had to pay £70 to get an old Kent Select recently!

 

I enjoyed the all nighter a lot once we got in there and the bouncers had finished doing their job which is understandably zealous at the moment. i will ask them to go a bit easier on the more innocent-looking ones among us-self not included. 

 

Matt was similar to Eduardo last month, great records, taste and enthusiasm. Right across the board too. Tomas is turning into the safe pair of hands I'd always hoped for and he's darned relaxed and in control on stage which i wasn't expecting so soon. Butch was really the boss, he seems to have unearthed a slew of new 60s sounding tracks that I haven't noticed before and they are at least his usual high quality.

 

The funniest bit was a face I recognised telling me it hadn't been ten years since his last visit but 28! He then asked me if Clarkie was still DJing and what had happened in the intervening years. i just shook my head and made my excuses at that point.

 

Hopefully see some of you on the 17th. Thanks to all who made it a super night.

 

ady

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themroc

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Much as I remember it Geoff, as Ady said "even Butch managed to play a decent set"? and a new and improved Butch even saw him smile a few times! Was talking to the door staff about the increased door policy and was told that there has been a lot of trouble in the Westminster area the past week Christmas drunkenness being the cause but the underlying reason seems to be Toady Tory f**kwitt Boris Johnson who seems to be intent on closing as many venues and clubs in his putsch to turn Central London in to a gated community / tourist theme park. Really when you think about it the fact that this venue is still going is nothing short of a miracle and I can't imagine a world without a niter venue in our capital city that caters for us old codgers. VIVA! the 6t's and Croasdell  for Prisident!

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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

Just found out the December nighter is going to have to be a midnight to Six event so it's the same as before price down to a tenner and boozers to meet in the gaff at the top of Wardour Street which someone can hopefully remember the name of.

 

Cheers

 

Ady

 

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No it's not Matt. The Blue Posts finishes at 11.  On a previous occasion when the 100 had a late start another PH venue (open til 12) was used as a gathering place. I think it was the Green Man at the top of Berwick Street but maybe someone could confirm that for me.

:hatsoff2:- Kev

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Looking forward to this, especially as I've not been feeling too good till recently. A good allnighter should put the colour back in my cheeks and hopefully the twinkle in my toes.

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Aye, Kev, you are right. It's the Green Man.  

Hope le you're feeling better Geoff. 

Looking forward to this one. 

See you all there! 

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Hey Billy, where is the Pure soul all dayer, i'm getting in to London early and looking for somewhere to go before the 100 club.

 

 

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Should be in the Big City for 21.15 hrs traffic permitting.

see you all there  Blue Posts / Green man  ( colour theme going on here ) !

Frank

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:wink: I don't miss many of these but I'm making an 11th hour decision to sit this one out.  Been feeling a bit ropey and am in for a heart scan on monday, so probably the right decision really. Have a good one everybody - and Billy I haven't forgotten your vinyl so PM me to sort it.

:hatsoff2:- Kev

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Only just seen this. Wondered where you were Kev. Hope scan goes well and you feel your normal self again.

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