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Twisted Wheel II: Brazennose & Whitworth Street 1963-1971 Out Now

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Twisted Wheel II: Brazennose & Whitworth Street 1963-1971 Out Now magazine cover

Details of a new vinyl lp from Outta Sight Records, titled Twisted Wheel II: Brazennose & Whitworth Street 1963-1971 

Out now and it shows available at £14.25 wait for the blurb...

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From its opening in 1963 until its final emotive all-nighter, starring US soul legend Edwin Starr in January 1971, the Twisted Wheel played host to almost every major British R&B act and the very best that the U.S.A. had to offer. Steeped in black American music it is no surprise that it became the crucible of NORTHERN SOUL setting the template for all-night gatherings across the north of England.

Pictured to the left of our cover - sporting his trademark turban - is Screaming Jay Hawkins arriving at London airport with his wife Ginny for his debut visit to the U.K. on 26th January, 1965. There to meet and greet Hawkins was resident Twisted Wheel DJ Roger Eagle, a huge fan of the charismatic performer. Hawkins’ million-selling, “I Put A Spell On You” (side 1, track 8), had been recorded almost a decade earlier and released on the iconic Chicago based OKeh Records, a label very much on Eagle’s radar for its slue of cult Blues and R&B artists.

Also featured on the cover, bottom right, is the California soul duo Bob & Earl who appeared at the Whitworth Street Wheel in May of ’69 performing their original hit “Harlem Shuffle” (side 2, track 7). Earl (Nelson) also appears here as Jackie Lee with his 1965 hit “The Duck” (side 1, track 2).

Side 1
1.    The O'Jays - "I Dig Your Act" (2:09)
2.    Jackie Lee - "The Duck" (2:21)
3.    Roscoe Robinson - "That's Enough" (2:49)
4.    Betty Everett - "I've Got A Claim On You" (2:28)
5.    The Jaynettes - "Sally Go Round The Roses" (3:13)
6.    Chris Kenner - "Land Of 1000 Dances" (2:49)
7.    The Delco's - "Arabia" (2:23)
8.    Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You" (2:29)
Side 2
1.    Ronnie Milsap - "Ain't No Soul (Left In These Old Shoes)" (1:54)
2.    Candy & The Kisses - "The 81" (2:32)
3.    The Alan Bown Set - "Gonna Fix You Good (Everytime You're Bad)" (2:31)
4.    The Ferris Wheel - "Number One Guy" (1:58)
5.    Chuck Jackson - "These Chains Of Love (Are Breaking Me Down)" (2:25)
6.    The Blendells - "Dance With Me" (2:25)
7.    Bob & Earl - "Harlem Shuffle" (2:51)
8.    Arthur Alexander - "Anna (Go To Him)" (2:51)



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4 hours ago, sunnysoul said:

Was the Delcos really played at the Wheel ?

Cue:- Brian Phillips

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8 hours ago, JulianB said:

Cue:- Brian Phillips

wow never ever would of thought that the Delco's was a wheel record


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8 minutes ago, WoodButcher said:

Always associate the Delco's with Keb and Stafford myself ... :g:

Kev Draper covere it up as the Performers first, then Keb. 

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I asked Brian about the Delco's he said Roger may have played it once or so. It ain't a wheel record though if if it was played.  It is so out of place though amongst the early Wheel tunes (that I am aware of) in style though and on that playlist it stands out like a sore dick. 

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20 minutes ago, chalky said:

Kev Draper covere it up as the Performers first, then Keb. 

In retrospect it was probably Kevin I first heard play it at the Oddfellows just before Stafford , but as it was 30+ years back I'd merely be guessing ... :rofl:

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