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Strictly does Northern at Blackpool but looks strictly em

Strictly does Northern at Blackpool but looks strictly em cover

Strictly ‘does’ Northern Soul at Blackpool this weekend , but  this trailer suggests it will be Strictly embarrassing and a missed opportunity . Im not ashamed to reveal myself as a regular viewer of SCD , which at its best is a celebration of dance , sparkle, fun,, and hopefully achievement . This trailer was aired on the BBC2 It Takes Two.., and  described by John Gilkinson Creative Choreography Director as : 

“ a great opportunity to create a bit of a battle between the Ballroom dancers and the ‘Northern Souler’s’ . It looks like they have pulled in Levant  Mc Clean to suggest some credibility which it looks to lack on both music choice and dance style. A real missed opportunity by the BBC /SCD to fuse the countries weekly TV dance fest with some of us who have been embracing the power of dancing for years. Don’t shoot the messenger on this. 

For those of you who are not Strictly viewers Id put in a case for you checking out the show for the superb orchestra of Dave Arch and his soulful singers. Tommy Blaize ,Lance Ellington, Andrea Grant and Hayley Sanderson pull out some fantastic covers over the years . Band leader Dave Arch is reported to have played piano in the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and he continues to play jazz piano at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club with vocalist Madeline Bell.

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If they don't dance to 'Out On The Floor' I'm going to refuse to pay the BBC for my TV license from now on.

Personally, I can't wait for Breakdancing week where Brendan Cole and Debbie McGee will attempt to imitate Crazy Legs from the Rocksteady Crew's signature 'windmill' move while dancing to The Incredible Bongo Band's version of 'Apache' by The Shadows.

Ho hum.

  

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Its a real shame because its not that they lack decent choreographers , they pulled off a real sensitive and class routine for last weeks remembrance  sunday  event. I think they  go a bit Blackpool loopy and OTT . to be honest. I think they did a Motown routine this series , which came off ok. Id be happy to hear Out on the Floor , but would demand a refund if they played The Snake. !! 

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RW is being invited to Strictly and his playing the original Frank Wilson followed by the Javaleers, follwed by either Wombat or the Snake is this a bad dream turning into a nightmare L o L, I'm only joking but be prepared for any kind of shock if you expect the worst it might not be that much of a dogs dinner

ML

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I've just popped into the bookies while the wife's in Tesco and stuck a tenner on Len Goodman making a suprise appearance at odds oft 66/1 by leaping out of the audience and doing some backdrops and karate kicks if 'Sliced Tomatoes' gets a spin. 

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Like I’ve put on Facebook...... 

someone complained about baby Jesus being a sausage roll on the greggs advert and then there’s this ..... 

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next week " strictly does Modern Soul "     shit no !  cant wait to get in work next week , to a load of " oh I know what those soul doos you go to are like " NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO..........

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When did the BBC seize control of the northern scene.

Some of the producers wern't even born in the late 1960's- early 1970's  and they'd probably treat the mention of a black bomber as a rascist commment !

Dave

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Will I be in, watching this tripe tonight, No.

Grosvenor rooms first and then off to the Blackhearts nighter me thinks.

Hugh

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Thought the media coverage in the 70's was bad enough,but this preoccupation with the BBC trying to look trendy is beyond the pale.

The majority of the scene is nothing more than a money making exercise and self promotion, by some people who should know better-look at all the garbage for sale at so called weekenders.

To sum up,it's certainly not the scene I discovered and loved in the early 70's ,will I be watching yet another major embarrassment on National TV ?

NO, i'll probably be having a pint somewhere and remembering a time when Northern Soul was underground and not just a Saturday night joke

Comments welcome ! 

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3 hours ago, Andyontherock said:

Think they have misunderstood the rules of Northern soul.

You are meant to be spinning off your head, not spinning on it..:D

lol :wicked:

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why all the fuss ,theres nowt we can do about it , don't watch the show anyroadsart am usually out and will be tonight , off to the Grovenor rooms to watch and listen to two of the best young DJs on the scene , think neither of them went to the Station Road Casino ,

 

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i've danced to NS for 45 years ( last night the latest at The Ukrainian Club, ashton u lyne.

I've also ballroom and latin danced for nearly 20 yrs.

I never mix the two up- and neither should the BBC.

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Northern Soul for the masses after all these years this is what it’s come to giving every tom dick and levanna the right to Cut rug with their baggys and bevy in hand eyein up the soulteds giving them courage to be out on the floor. No where to run now, northern overground Rip

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2 hours ago, Wheelsville1 said:

Here Here Dave,it’s absolutely pathetic,bring back the Stafford days when the scene was nearly on its arse and what you had was the true die hards.

yes mate stafford was a great venue loved going even though the scene was really down to a couple of thousand nationwide  or so it seemed  every thing on ovo . cover ups pure era of the scene .6Ts mafia days lol 

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5 hours ago, Mark S said:

But we need new blood on the scene otherwise it will die .

No we  dont and no it wont 

And as for that bloody Northern soul girl  arggggghhhh

I agree, irritating AF

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1 hour ago, Cunnie said:

So thats 2 weekends on the trot when the antics at Blackpool Tower have cast an almighty dark shadow on a once great scene.
Hang your heads in shame all those involved.

Dare  I ask what was last week in Blackpool...

Many of you on here with negative stuff to say will tune in i bet... Don't give em yer viewing figures, switch off...

I would put a hammer through the tv if I had to watch that shite.... Out of sight and out of mind..

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Do l like this.?  Not a lot  not a lot   not a lot   Debbie mc gee did you use to go to the mecca. I think not 😉

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1 hour ago, little-stevie said:

Dare  I ask what was last week in Blackpool...

Many of you on here with negative stuff to say will tune in i bet... Don't give em yer viewing figures, switch off...

I would put a hammer through the tv if I had to watch that shite.... Out of sight and out of mind..

Come on Stevie, keep up. The novelty dancing World Championship thing hosted by Roberts & Searling to boost their pension funds.
The Blackpool box set will be flying off the presses in the next couple of weeks just in time for Christmas no doubt alongside the T shirt, patches, genuine ADIDAS copy holdall complete with authentic 2nd issue patches, toilet roll holder etc...

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I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

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2 minutes ago, little-stevie said:

I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

Wouldn't know Stevie. Watching Bitty McLean with Sly & Robbie live.
No brainer really.

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Totally agree All the hallmarks of Roberts n £nig no doubt playing there part as advisers to the bbc, drawing in the soultemps, here today gone tomorrow, well we can all live in hope sadly it’s too late. Sub cultures like jazz funk, rockabilly, even teddy boys way more underground then this over exposed scene currently is. Sadly we can’t turn back to hands of time.

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1 hour ago, little-stevie said:

I read on social media that the Northern bit ain't on tonight.. You have been duped as the BBC wanted to up the viewing figures.. You are all part of a scam ????

Well, you're right. Missus always has it on and I didn't hear Frank Wilson & Co once!

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12 hours ago, John A said:

Because all the clowns on the scene love to put it "out there" can barely listen to radio 2 these days without some dickhead requesting the Snake.

You grumpy old fckr John

You won't be welcome at the St Ivo "beertowel and baggies" revival events with that kind of talk mate :lol:

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