Dave G just passed on a view of last weeks London do
"Soul In The City 1st Anniversary"
5th December 2002
Apart from being a great day for Charton supporters i.e. the return 10 years ago to our beloved Valley its also the first anniverary of Soul In The City. Christ is it really a year ago ?
We used to meet in a bar in the City of London, get pissed, talk football&Northern Soul .Rob Chadwick was getting divorced&Christmas was fast approaching. We decided to get a few mates together for a Xmas&divorce party . Mac knew a bar which sounded interesting,all the bar maids wore very short kilts!
So one evening we found ourselves in McNabs asking the manager if there was any chance of playing a few tapes of Northern. Better than that he had some decks which we could use ! Ok get some flyers printed, Lets have a "do", Djs were Rob, Mac, Paul McKay &myself Dave Greenhill.
The first night was a great success&we continued with monthly nights till February until problems with the owners forced us to move to our current venue The Old Blue Last.
At that point Rob decided to pack up Djing&we were fortunate enough to recruit Martin Thomson onto the team.
As well as our normal monthly nights we also ran a couple of highly successful All - Dayers during the year to cement our place on the London Northern Scene.
So to the anniversary night :A fantastic night, lots of the normal London crowd, great atmosphere , loads of rarities&a great oldies set to finish the night from Paul which had the whole place up
dancing until nearly an hour after the "official" closing time.
Next one is 2/1/03&then the first Thursday of every month.
For details phone Dave 0797 1876661
This was spotted on KTF on Friday&no we didnt pay him !
Just a quick one to say thanks to Martin and the other guys at Soul In The City last night. It was a really great evening, and Id recommend it to anyone who can get there.
There was a friendly atmosphere, and the music was great, a nice mixture of some well-known numbers and loads that were new to me.
One of my mates from work came there with me, hes not a soul fan, and I am trying to turn him on to our music. He really enjoyed it and at the end of
the evening he was moving around to it. Hopefully another convert.
Also hello to Andy, it was nice to speak to him again. Definitely going to the next one on 2 January 2003.
Nice one Dave, Playlists from the nite are in the "read more " section: Martin Thomson
Raelettes- all I need is his love (TRC)
Trends- not another day (Abc demo)
Chandeliers- stop dragging my heart around (Loadstone)
Chubby&the Turnpikes- I know the inside story (Capital demo)
Bobby Lee Timberlake- You hurt me (Mirwood demo)
Clarence Hill- when sonny comes strolling home (Mainstream)
Ike and Tina turner- wake up (Sue)
Margie Joseph- keep on keeping on (Atlantic demo)
Christine Kittrell- Call his name (King)
Sandpipers- lonely too long (Giant)
Hal frazier- after closing time (Reprise demo)
Flirtations- stronger than her love (Festival demo)
Sweethearts- Beauty is just skin deep (Kent)
Tommy Payton- Mountain of soul pt 1 (Staff)
Debonaires- Please come back baby (Soul Click)
Sandy Wynns- Ill give that to you (Simco demo)
Paul Sindab- you dropped your candy in the sand (Hype)
Chants- Baby I dont need your love (UK RCA)
Silky Hargreaves- keep loving me like you do (Dearborn demo)
Gary Dean- you can say (Young)
Tommy Navarro- I cried my life away (De Jac)
Hayes Cotton- Love plays funny games (Claire)
Lonnett- blue jeans (MS)
Sea Shells- Quiet home (Villige)
Lula Reed "Take your time" Tangerine DJ
Pat&Blenders "Just because" Fast Eddie
James Phelps "The look on your face" Apache
Kenny Sheppard "What difference does it make" Maxx DJ
Joann Garrett "A whole new plan" Chess
Gloria Lynne "You dont have to be a tower of strength" Everest
Velvet Satins "Nothing can compare to you" General American DJ
Sam Dees "Lonely for you baby" SSS Int
Kim Weston "Thrill a moment" Gordy
Esther Phillips "Just say goodbye" Atlantic
Doug Banks "I just kept on dancing" Argo
Temptations "The girls alright with me" Gordy DJ
Bobby Paris "I walked away" Capitol DJ
Channel Three "The sweetest thing" Dakar DJ
David&Ruben "I love her so much it hurts me" WB DJ
Four Tops "Ask the lonely" Motown DJ
Nolan Porter "If I could only be sure" UK Probe DJ
Jackie Wilson "Because of you" Brunswick DJ
Younghearts "A little togetherness" Canterbury
Big Dons Rebellion "It was true" Ethon
Denise Lasalle "A love reputation" Chess
Patti Austin "Take away the pain stain" Coral
Inez Foxx I see you my love Symbol
Barbara Brown So in love Carnival
Kenny Carter Ive gotta get myself together RCA
Ketty Lester Please dont cry anymore RCA
Little Milton Lets get together Checker
Lonzine Cannon Quit while Im ahead Philips Demo
Ike&Tina Turner Cant chance a break up Sue
Marlina Mars Head&shoulders MGM
Eddie Wilson Toast to the lady Tollie Demo
Audrey Akins Down came my tears Petal Demo
Frank Dell He broke your game wide open Valise
Frank Polk Love is dangerous Capitol
Pieces of Eight Come back girl A&M Demo
Johnnie Bartell&Soul Masters If this isnt love Solid State
H.B.Barnum Hurts too much to cry RCA
Joe Stampley&Uniques Not too long ago Paula
Big Guys Hang my head&cry WB Demo
Masters I need your love Crimson
Village Sounds These windows Onyx
Don&Ron Im so so sorry White Cliff
Gale Garnet Ill cry alone RCA
Charmaines Eternally Date Demo
Otis Smith Let her go Perception
Marshall&Chilites Love Bandit Daran
Traditions My life with you Barclay
Mary Wells Use your head 20th Century
& Finally from Mac a top 5 only
Ruby Andrews - Just loving you - Zodiac
What would I do - Tymes - MGM
Love, Love, Love - Bobby Hebb
Try a little harder - Fidels
Where were you - Epitome of Sound