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Weekend Ahead

Weekend Ahead

Posted on 25 Jan 01 Ok here we go again, another busy weekend, seems round here all the roads are leading to CSC Dome and Birchfield tonite with Bretby all-niter and King Georges Blackburn the next day being the places getting a visit from this way. Lots of other worthwhile quality venues going on. Good to see reviews and comm

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Mike

Andy Dyson Top Ten

Andy Dyson Top Ten

Known as one of the most respected Djs/collectors/dealers around. Heres Andy Dysons current Top Ten Can catch him regularly spinning quality like this at one of the Norths leading Niters - The Wilton and can also catch him at the CSC Dome event this Friday in London 25th Jan. HOLLIDAYS - SET ME ON MY FEET - HOLIDAY TURBINES - WE MUST START OVER - CENCO MELVIN BROWN - LOVES STORMY WEATHER - PHILLMORE ROBERT TENNER - SWEET MEMORIES - MEGATONE ALFREDA BROCKINGHAM - DONT CRY OVER SPILT MILK - UNISS

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Mike

Sour Mash Newsletters

Sour Mash Newsletters

Heres the latest newsletter from those Sour Mash people at the forefront of 21k soul in London, if this is your thing and want regular dose, just send email to address at the end Hit read more..... to read more! Chocolate Soul - The Movie??? Earlier in the day, Chris will be giving an interview for TV Production company, Blenheim Films on "The Soul Scene" and the film crew will be sticking around for most of the night for some extra footage for the p

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Mike

Channel 4 Wigan Thing Last Nite

Channel 4 Wigan Thing Last Nite

The Channel 4 15 min programme in the series "Pioneers" concerning itself with Wigan Casino was shown last nite, not that bad considering the subject has been hammered so many times. Format was normal sound bites from many personalities intermixed with old film clips. Featured included Ady Croasdell, Richard Searling, Keb Darge, Irish Greg, Russ Winstanely, Kev Roberts, Pete Waterman Keb Darge was on form with some great quotes, that had me well laughing, and even the music wasnt as ch

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Mike

Dave Rimmer - Sunshine Radio

Dave Rimmer - Sunshine Radio

Well getting the audio sorted, next up is part one of a great show by Mr Everywhere, Dave Rimmer on Sunshine radio Originally broadcast on Sunshine Radio, which is a midlands radio station . These cuts are straight from the studio and crystal clear! Featuring many of his current selection of floorfillers, loud and clear this it truely a enjoyable show. part 2 to follow inc likes of p valentine, l lester, f fos

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Mike

Channel 4

Channel 4

"Please note that Channel 4 will be screening The Wigan Casino Story at 1 a.m. on Thursday 16th January and not as previously mentioned on the programme." Seems like they changed things from a Soul-Talk post

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Mike

Jazz FM -Shoes part 2 up

Jazz FM -Shoes part 2 up

Heres part 2 of the top quality Jazz FM show which had as guest "These Old Shoes" team on and was broadcast on Sunday. Great stuff indeed!!! now up in refosoul radio section

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Mike

Soul Source - The News

Soul Source - The News

Soul Source - Policy Yet again we publish some news that we think will be of interest to soul fans, in this case the sacking of a dj. Yet again we have hysteric reaction from a certain person and his followers claiming conspiracies, campaigns, false postings and so on All we do is try and let you know whats happening, and that is what we will continue to do, the attempts by others to influence this site with their threats will just give us more determination

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Mike

DJ Sacked ?

DJ Sacked ?

Seems like Levine has been given the Heave Ho from the Ritz and Togetherness updated 08 Jan 02 "Well seems after initial reports a fuller picture is now quickly emerging - he has indeed been sacked from the Ritz line up and also will not be asked back onto Jazz FM - but is still on at Togetherness. Updated 09 Jan 02 More news: threats against "a former friend", planning a new event in North West, £1000 rewards, etc etc

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Mike

jazz fm - advert hell

jazz fm - advert hell

Original post edited Will just say those 12 + adverts featured on Jazz FM cellar of soul were... ...sheer hell. First time quite funny listening to a certain persons claims, but that very quickly wore off as they continued repeating them through the show.

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Mike

Jazz FM today - These Old Shoes Crew On Air

Jazz FM today - These Old Shoes Crew On Air

Well todays show was a good one. Richard Searlings show featured the crew from Londons biggest little soul club These Old Shoes. The radio stars were Jo Wallace, Paul Thomas Peter and Martin Thomason. And what a great show they gave us, a classy varied mix of some great soul tunes, covering all aspects and styles. With worthwhile background info and a fai few laughs. Of course Jo W was very retiring and in the background for the m... in your dreams! Reckon by the end of the show she had reo

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Mike

Jazz Fm this weekend

Jazz Fm this weekend

Heard Jazz Fms guest this weekend is Jo Wallace, resident dj at these Old Shoes and guesting all over the place. As been told she was a right old laugh on recent Wire FM show sounds like this be one not to miss! http://www.theseoldshoes.com

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Mike

Soul Connection Radio Show - North West Tonite!

Soul Connection Radio Show - North West Tonite!

If up in North West area, just a warning that if listening to the highly regarded "The Soul Connection" show on Wire FM, may catch me doing a intro to the soul side of the internet sort of guest thing on tonights show. Should be a good laugh, 7pm - 9pm being the time, info and a few sounds being my bit.

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Mike

URGENT - TV Program

URGENT - TV Program

I got this email today... all you fine girls and boys need to contact this Lady... .. i really liked your site and would love to talk to you about the Northern scene. Were making a series for Channel 4 about UK soul and one of the programmes is focused on Northern Soul in the 70s and the its heyday at the Wigan Casino. We are particularly looking for great women to talk to so I wonder if you were Wigan regulars or if not perhaps you know other women who would be willing to help us with our

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Mike

Fallen into the pit?

Fallen into the pit?

Always used to think try and do the right thing is the best policy for internet and thought that others would do same. Bit naive maybe but at least was happy with myself. Well after seeing a certain person try and devalue ( yet again) stuff I am involved with. I went off on one and replied to comments that he made in an issue of a magazine on this site. As was well jacked off with the way he lied and twisted things wrote most of it fuming. On refl

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Mike

Stafford Live Session Part 1 09 June 1984

Stafford Live Session Part 1 09 June 1984

OK hit the 100 mark in poll with requests for Stafford being the clear winner! Heres Part 1, part 2 to follow in a couple of days: Info: Part One of the Stafford Session 09 June 1984 Quick and dirty track listings as annouced on the nite so loads of covers plus best quotes naughty boy -shellie mathhews and bells - "questions will be asked in parliment about that record" soul of a woman- gracie dumas 

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Mike

Saturday Morning Bits

Saturday Morning Bits

Saturday Morning Nitemare - odds and sods Bangor Social -Friday saw the monthly soul nite at Bangor City Social Club It was another good social nite, 100+ people in, Mark Morgan guest dj, Johnny one of the organisers the other. Sounds - well were talking mainly oldies most of the night, Mark M dished out a few current floorfillers during last spot which included the likes of It Aint What I Do -Peggy Paxton, Richard Berry and Merle

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Mike

Soul Talk -The List to Talk Soul

Soul Talk -The List to Talk Soul

Been looking for a discussion list that offers the following: On -Topic discussion - Just rare 60/70s Soul music, nothing else, just vinyl, artist, events, reviews, labels, background, current scene news, etc etc No abuse/Egos - Run by soul fans for soul fans, slaging off and self promotion not an option Great crowd - Artists, Promoters, Djs, Collectors, Dealers, Soul Fans worldwide from all backgrounds exchanging info/news/views etc with no hassle.

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Mike

Results Of Last Poll

Results Of Last Poll

Well Known Oldies Lock them up...sick of hearing them 36 % 36.32 % (77) Keep playing them ... great memories 48 %48 % 48.11 % (102) Not Oldies to me 15 %15 % 15.57 % (33 Well there you go, quite interesting results, thoughts? use comments to pass on, thanks to all those who took part. Check out new poll, chance for you to vote on the next live session that will be thrown up. mike

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Mike

Northern on TV

Northern on TV

News that Channel 4 have commisioned a TV programme to be broadcasted in Jan/Feb, Featuring current scene and history, interviews with Ady C, Keb Darge, Irish Greg, Richard S, and Russ W. Sounds like could be a good one!

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Mike

Jazz FM -Ady Croasdell 30 Sep 01

Jazz FM -Ady Croasdell 30 Sep 01

Jazz Fm featured main man Ady Croasdell as main guest this Sunday Now have real audio clip of 40 mins featuring himself and Richard Searling up on site Jazz Fm featured main man Ady Croasdell as main guest this Sunday Now have real audio clip of 40 mins featuring himself and Richard Searling up on site Link is out of date Details : Blenders- big lover Devonnes-straighten up and fly right &#

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Mike

Soul Together Product News

Soul Together Product News

Product news from Soul Together The first range of clothing created especially for fans of Soul music across the UK and the world over. The catalogue brings together a wide range of quality stylish and comfortable T-shirts, Polo shirts, jackets, caps and accessories that reflect the true Northern Soul image with the logos of great clubs, past and present, and the record labels that made the sound... If you get your kicks out on the floor, then Soul Together is where its at. Ordering from 

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Mike

MARK TOBINS SOUL FOR SALE- UPDATED 25/09/01

MARK TOBINS SOUL FOR SALE- UPDATED 25/09/01

Need some vinyl , well this might help you out Latest list from Mark Tobin Read more to view list Phone 0161 442 0519 or email marktobin4@aol.com for details GOSPEL CLASSICS - MORE LOVE,THAT'S style="mso-spacerun: yes"> WHAT WE NEED”UK CHESS”40 KENNY SMITH”LORD,WHAT'S HAPPENING TO YOUR PEOPLE”GAR”35 FRANCES NERO”KEEP ON LOVIN ME”GORDY (G+)”30 style=mso-tab-count:1>

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Mike

6 pac sessions -need

6 pac sessions -need

Dome - CSC 6 pacs galore Posted on Monday, September 24 2001 @ 20:06:33 BST Topic: Soul Sounds Soul Sounds Yeah its that time again, time for one of the premier soul nites around, CSC friday nite bash at the Dome London. To get you in the mood (or let you know what youre missing) have put together 2 x 6-pacs from Irish Greg, Carl Fortnum and Alan. H Follow soul sounds link on left! Way to go or what Whats a good nite out ? More of this or hearing stuff like that blood

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Mike

Sour Mash Newsletter

Sour Mash Newsletter

THE REAL WEEKENDER WARM-UP! The August, residents throw-down session did not take place as planned due to Catch, having to shut to complete essential maintenance works. which was a real disappointment to us, not to mention to you guys too. Friday September 21st is seen by us, as a bit of a good reason to party least wise because its the real Weekender Season Warm Up! as the residents will be appearing and representing Caister, Southport and Togetherness as wel

Mike

Mike

Todays Sunday Jazz FM bits

Todays Sunday Jazz FM bits

Afternoon at home so managed to listen to Mr Searlings show on and off. Heres bits for those who missed. Ginger was first guest and most enoyable with some of his big sounds, clip should be up very soon. Next guest was Fran with a look at all the classic clubs from the 60s with sounds from that era to match   Future guests - next week Kenny Burrel Then next wek Johnny Pearson with a Gene Chandler feature Followed the next week with one to note Adey croasdell - inc

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Mike

ebay - 3 uk grand

ebay - 3 uk grand

Leslie Tipton final price was $5,126.00 or approx. £3,507.12 Top priced soul 45 on ebay ever?

Mike

Mike

Funk Brothers Movie

Funk Brothers Movie

LIVONIA -- In the pine-paneled rumpus room of a nondescript brick house in a sleepy suburb, the worlds greatest basement band is kicking some serious butt.You know these musicians, even if you never knew their names: the Funk Brothers, as they called themselves, were the uncredited studio band that laid down the intricate, funky grooves for Diana, Smokey, Marvin, Tammi, Martha and the rest of Berry Gordys stable. Weve heard it for years -- Pistol Allens infectious shuffle on "

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Mike

Sad News - Betty Everett

Sad News - Betty Everett

Legendary Soul singer, Betty Everett, passed away in her home in Beloit Wisconsin over the weekend. Her body was found by her family on Sunday. Cause of death has yet to be determined. Born in Greenwood Mississippi on November 23, 1939, Betty Everett is remembered primarily for one huge hit in the 60s, but she was also one of the very best soul singers and actually recorded many songs. Starting at age nine she played the piano and sang in church. She continued to sing in gospel choirs,

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Mike

Classiest - King - Birth - More Kent CD Release News

Classiest - King - Birth - More Kent CD Release News

More up todate info thanks to David Flynn, DJ, Collector and man behind top informative all things vinyl web site Classiest Northern Soul - CDKEND 192 - destined for August 28th...looks luverly! :-) ALSO......the next King NS CD compilation (vol.2.)......release date 24.9.01. AND......."Birth of Soul vol.III"...........DUE OUT 24.9.01 Classiest Northern Soul - CDKEND 192 - Just Your Fool - Eddie Whitehead Ive Go

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Mike

Big events - Big figures

Big events - Big figures

Had some figures in of attendance at some of the big events, which makes impressive reading, wonder what the average monthly figure of soul fans attending Northern events is nowadays? Highest ever ? 1. Togetherness All-Nighter July 28,Kings Hall,Stoke (1,400 in) 2. Blackpool Soul Weekender(2,200 sold out) 3. King Georges Hall,Blackburn,Sat Sept 22(Wigan Casino Anniversary plus Modern) Expected &#

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Mike

Italian Soul Scene News

Italian Soul Scene News

Word from Michelle of update to La Pelle Nera New updates feature a new section dedicated to soul artists pictures Cd Reviews, and a radio section featuring our weekly show on a national network, Come and have a look at our playlists. Last Guest from Uk was Derek Pearson. We are also on our way to the 100 club anniversary and will have a special report with exclusive pictures... come and visit us! Michelle www.lapellenera.com takes you there...

Mike

Mike

Long Weekend

Long Weekend

Weekend nearly here and if you have a look at the Top Events bit its a busy one rare soul wise. London sees the Dome on Friday, guest Ian Cuncliffe and regular crew ensuring its going to be a cracker, followed by the first of a new Niter in South London which sounds a good one with a strong line up Shifty, Roger Banks and more, plus if still alive theres a dayer on at Brighton on Sunday. On the more modern side - Chocolate Soul is on friday, plus a event at Croydon next day. Up North s

Mike

Mike

Motown Connections Vol 2 CD

Motown Connections Vol 2 CD

Busy times, heres a few scraps of news, thanks to David F and Neil The Motown Connection Cd complied by Jo Wallace is due out soon, Junior Walker - Good Rockin Marvelettes - Goddess of love Carolyn Crawford - Forget about me Earl Van Dyke - How Sweet it is Billy Eckstine - I wonder why nobody loves me Tammi Terrell - I cant believe you love me Martha Reeves - My baby loves me Smokey Robinson and Miracles - Can you love a poor boy Fantastic Four - Just

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Mike

New Kent Cd Plus More News

New Kent Cd Plus More News

Latest news of what Kent is up to, thanks to Mr Flynn, who as you may know besides being one of the regular DJs at the CSC Dome, and involved with Soul talk List also runs great site Anorack Corner New Cd out now New Breed R&B - Various Artists - CDKEND 199 Listing and review by David F below Out Next Month Classiest Northern Soul - CDKEND 192 - Out July 30th 2001-listing in earlier post The Birth of Soul III - no track l

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Mike

New Kent Cd out in July 2001

New Kent Cd out in July 2001

Word of a new kent cd Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities- CDKEND 192 - Out July 2001 tracks Strange Neighbourhood - The Imaginations Just Your Fool - Eddie Whitehead This Love That Im Giving You - The Joytones My Hearts On Fire - Little Bob Cards On The Table - The Diplomats The Way Of The Crowd - Dan Folger Aint No Danger - Clifford Curry What Happened To Yesterday - Mr Soul Why

Mike

Mike

Wheelsville - the missing link

Wheelsville - the missing link

Ive just come across a copy of Wheelsville 104. Has anyone ever seen this before - Debora Healy - "I Cant Erase My Old Loves Face"? The other side is "Dont Do Nothing I Wouldnt Do" Its the same as the issue on Chrysler, but with a different spelling for Debora and no credit to The Magic Tones. The master numbers are MW 618 and MW 617. Any info on Wheelsville 105? posted via Irish Greg (I think) updated 2019  

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Mike

Showcase Ronald McCoy ( Ex-Topics) - Come Back Boo

Showcase Ronald McCoy ( Ex-Topics) - Come Back Boo

Ronald McCoy - Come Back Boo Keeping things up todate, have had sent in a sample of what Ronald McCoy (Ex-Topics) is up to nowadays. Track showcased here is called Come Back Boo written by Ronald McCoy and Andrew Hamilton (song writer and article writer with articles  featured in AMG , SKM, Soul Source and elsewhere) Andrew H asked me to put it up just to see how it goes, Ronnie is looking for a possible deal and the song is open for recording by others. Have similar quality tunes

Mike

Mike

Dj Slags Off Internet Groups Plus Keith M Playlist

Dj Slags Off Internet Groups Plus Keith M Playlist

"Had news from up North that on Sundays Jazz FM radio show, Richard Searling had a right go at Internet Soul Chat Groups, as someone had sent in some postings off one particular chat group, think words such as "need to get a life " "old woman" and similar were used before he threw the post in the bin! etc etc"   Unfortunately I dont get show down here, but was told that basically the way it come over was he tarred all lists with the same brush. I feel disappointed at this, because wher

Mike

Mike

Doors Open  Today! A  New Home And A New

Doors Open Today! A New Home And A New

Ok day 1 the doors are open! After revamping and moving everything across, I never want to see a bloody computer again........ Hopefully you agree with me when I say that the new format seems to be a vast improvement and has a lot of potential. As always appreciate any feedback, so let me know your thoughts. The main thing that I like about the new format is that anyone can post up, you can either post up news, reviews, events,etc into the soul vault, and it will automatically add them

Mike

Mike

Soul Patrol - Best laugh

Soul Patrol - Best laugh

Had word of what is a very unusual thing that's been set up on internet........ Yep believe it or not someone has had the audacity to set up a website that is northern related... but is funny as well, no theories here on why modern soul is etc etc but just one hell of a laugh, its well funny Soul Patrols the name and its here http://members.tripod.com/knipper3/ recommended big time

Mike

Mike

Internet Madness - Ebay And T***s

Internet Madness - Ebay And T***s

Couple of big ones on ebay - Patrinell Staten - little love affair about 20 hours to go and at $2,325.00............ Just setting up me software to do last minute sniping on it... yeah in my dreams. Word was springers were up at opening bid of $4000 but then mysterily the link went down and no sign of it in searches! Noticed that theres been a few Oxford Knights knocking around. Back to internet things, what is it with people, can you inagine standin

Mike

Mike

Top Dog Label Listing 98

Top Dog Label Listing 98

Top Dog Label The label was based at 9430 Woodward Ave. Detroit and owned by Artie Fields. 101 DON RONDO JUST BEFORE THE BATTLE ??? 102 KRIS PETERSON JUST AS MUCH (G.Terry & M.Terry) (2:25) Producer:Artie Fields Artie Fields Pub. & LeBaron Music. UNBELIEVABLE (G.Terry & M.Terry) (2:32) Other credits same 103 THE CAMEL DRIVERS SUNDAY MORNING 6 OCLOCK (John Rhys-Don Dominguez) (2:40) Producer:Artie Fields.Rocking Chair Music Pub. GIVE IT A TRY (Gec.Saul) (2:15) Producer:

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Mike

Dynamics Label Listing

Dynamics Label Listing

D-1011-A THE SUPERLATIVES....DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO (J.Edwards-A-.Lanot-G.Jones J.Hendricks) (2:24) Produced by Dynamics Record Co. - Jay Bird Publishing. D-1011-B THE SUPERLATIVES FORGET ABOUT TOMORROW (A.Harrell) (2:46) Music by Big Bubber Combo (T.Russell on Organ) Other credits same. Note: This was also issued with a 'B' number prefix after It was re-mixed by Don Davis at United Sound.

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