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Sleepless Nights Soul Club Dublin


Leaving Soul Heaven (Mono) early evening we arrive to find equipment in wrong place, much dismantling and rewiring later (cheers Joe M) and ensuring needles are not going to jump we are ready.

Doyles top room is a small wooden floored venue with a capacity of around 100 though it has a side room and bar for any overspill, a feel good Dublin atmosphere awaits you (bar till 2am).

After the recent success of the Paul Davis All-nighter featuring Carl Willingham (and most of these local players), an air of optimism is starting to creep into the small Dublin scene. To build the scene our policy to begin with is mainly Classics/Motown a revival night feel if you will. The crowd is a mix of youth and knowledgeable experience (though not as old as me)

The place filled surprisingly early, first on was John Nowlen who launched us with the following;

Joy Lovejoy-In orbit

Billy Butler- My Heart is hurting

Syl Johnson- Same kind of thing

Vito&the Salutations- I'd best be going

Radiants- Whole lot of woman

Profiles- A little misunderstanding

Al Greene- Dont leave me

Azie Mortimer- You cant take it away

Samuel Moore&TNT- I'm so jealous

Johnny Bragg- Theyre talking about me

Mamie Galore- Too many memories

Flirtations- How can you tell me

Chuck Jackson- Forget about me

Steve Mancha- Your still in my heart

3 Degrees - Gotta draw the line

Bobby Womack- Tried and convicted

Precisions- Instant heartbreak

Jackie Wilson- Try it againSteve Mancha- Hate yourself in the morning

Velvelettes- These things will keep me loving you

Temptations- Beautys only skin deep

Marvin Gaye/Kim Weston- What good am I without you

Carl Carlton- Why dont they leave us alone

Tempests- Would you believe

Occasions - Theres no you

Karl Mitchell followed (where the **** is Pip), Karl is a long time keeping the flag fling in Dublin, whilst a passion for early R&B he is able to read the crowd and built the buzz with the following:

............. continued in the "read more" bit, just hit read more for even more of what went on and more playlists from John Dunne, Danny Dungan, Pip and Karl Mitchell Jodi Mathis - Dont you care anymore - Capitol

Harvey Averne Dozen - Never learned to dance - Uptite

The Sweet - Got to have more love - Smash

The Artistics - The chase is on - Brunswick

Barbara - Acklin - Just aint no love - Brunswick

Bobby Womack - What is this - Minit

The Flirtations - Natural born lover - Josie

Billy Sha-Rae - In gone - Spectrum

Cindy Scott - World of happiness - Virtue

David Ruffin - You can come right back to me - Motown

Lonnie Lester - You cant go - Nu-Tone

Johnson Sisters - I found my place - Broadway

Lou Johnson - Unsatisfied - Big Top

The Miracles - If your mother only knew - Tamla

Paris - Sleepless nights - Doc

Deon Jackson - Ooh baby - Carla

Debra - Whats it gonna be - Gree-Jack

The Orlons - Envy - Cameo

Rosco&Barbara - Could this be love - Old Town

Jimmy Ruffin - Everybody needs love - Soul

Martha&The Vandellas - Love guess who - Gordy

Little Gigi - I volunteer - Decca

Faye Crawford - So many lies - Rca

Ruby Winters - Better - Diamond

Young Pip is a relatively new recruit to NS but brings a lot of enthusiasm and a young fan base, finally got underway with:

Parliaments - A new day begins

Remarkables - Is the feeling still there

TIm Rose - I got a loneliness

The Performers - I cant stop you

Brothers - Are You Ready For this

Carlettes - Im Getting tired

Barbara Mercer - Call on me

The Sharpees - Tired of being lonely

Soul SIsters - Think About The Good Times

Howard Tate - Baby I love you

WIllie Mitchell - The Champion

Garnett Mimms - Look Away

Barbara Dane - Im on my way

Ronnie Love - Chills and Fevers

Jimmy Robins - I cant please you

Garnet Mimms - Prove It To Me

Etta James - Seven Day Fool

Younghearts - A little togetherness

Benny Spellman - Fortuneteller

Idle Few - People thats why

Herbs - Never Never

Jimmy Ruffin - Gonna give her all the love I got

Danny Duggan followed with:

John Bowie - Your Gonna Miss a good thing

Del Larks - Job opening

Ben E King - The Record

Salvadores - Stick by me baby

Turley Richards - I feel all right

Contours - just a misunderstanding

Isley Brothers - why when love is gone

Four Tops - shake me wake me

Jackie Wilson - ive lost you

Laverne Baker - im the one to do it

Terry Callier - look at me now

Marvin Gaye - come get to this

Mel Britt - She'll come running back

Garland Green- Girl I love you

Four Perfections - I'm not strong enough

Spellbinders - help me

Epitome of Sound - You Don't Love Me

Larry Santos - You got me where you want me

Majestics- I love her so much it hurts

Four Tops - I got a feelin

Ad Libs - New York in the Dark

Gladys Knight&the Pips - Walk in my shoes

Marlena Shaw - Wade in the water

Jean Carn - Like one

Fortson&Scott - Sweet Lover

Garland Green- Angel Baby

Finally John Dunne another Dublin stalwart manned the mike for the finale and lifted the crowd in his usual way. This guy is our hidden jewel, an eclectic mix included;

Cookie Jackson: Do You Still Love Me (progress)

Wade Flemons: Jeanette (Ramsel)

Soul Bros Six: Ill Be Loving You (Atlantic)

Bonnie Herman: Hush Dont Cry (Columbia)

Sugar and The Spices : Have Faith In Me (Swan)

Natural 4: I Thought You Were Mine (ABC)

Valentines: Breakaway (SS7)

Detroit Soul: All Of My Life (Music Town)

Jackie Wilson: Higher and Higher (Brunswick)

Wilson Pickett: Land Of 1000 Dances

lots of oldies and Motown inc.

Spinners: Its A Shame

ending with:Four Tops: Baby I Need You Loving

First night nerves over , 3rd May Bank Holiday Friday promises to keep the momentum flying with guest DJ and St. Ive's legend Tony Warot.


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