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100 Club - June 2001 Review

100 Club - June 2001 Review magazine cover

Yet another great nite in London, 100 club niter was the place, regular crew were on (apart from Shifty) and with guests being Dave Rimmer and Russ Vickers, just knew it was going to be a varied nite of soul. Yet again my ears told me that your man Butch is the master, with a cracking second set proving it. Too many highlights to mention though was bowled over with one 45 by Andy Campbell, annouced as deep soul with a beat, missed title but it is quality.

Mick Smith pushed out some great sounds, and enjoyed his quality crossover phase. Adey was up to speed, with stuff like nancy wilcox, diplomats and all.Guest wise, the return of Russ Vicker had him showing how to blend 60/70s, with a classy selection of 60s rarities, and some 70s killers. They didnt always crank up the dancefloor but gotta say my ears had a feast, quality soul.

Dave Rimmer, you always know what your getting with Dave and thats enjoyment, his spots were spot on. Played a lot of requests, and the way his sets just flow from hard r+b to maniac uptempo to smooth midtempo is as it should be. Crowd wise, well not a packer and not a frantic up for it edge, which to tell truth was thankfull for due to the heat, just a quality nite at a quality event. And best of all my ears had a quality rare soul feast. No one does it better

Of course, as always these are just my own rushed thoughts, be great to hear your views on this or other recent events, just hit that submit link and pass them on. Or use the comments link below

Here's a brief selection of some of the plays pushed out

Russ Vickers

kindly passed on his top 3:

Blues Groove - I believe in you - Verve

Lance Ellis - Taking a chance - Landlord

Clarence Carter - Can I make it with you - Future Stars

Also threw at us the likes of George Jackson - anthemic -I dont have the time to love you

Clarence Townsend - Found a true love, Rocky Roberts - I love my baby - cover , Brown

Sugar, Big Daddy Rogers, Little Dooley-If Ever I Needed You, Frankie And Damons-Man From

Soul. Plus a few first hear (to me) 60s which sounded like would be killers after a few more

hears and a whole heap of classy 70s

Dave Rimmer

Cody Black - I'm Slowly Molding
Joanne Courcy - I've Got The Power
Gordon Keith - Look Ahead
Magnetics - I Have A Girl
Della Reese - A Clock That's Got No Hands
Patience Valentine - If You Don't Come
Vondells - Hey Girl You've Changed
Boogaloo with Your Baby - Don Gardender

to name a few

butch/ady/mick s (running outta time so brief)

little love affair- patrinell staten, volcanos, sounds of philadelpia instru, andy campbell, bobby rich, unique blend, constellations, true image, johnnie mae matthews,chuck cockherham, sonnotas, gloria scott, 2 x nancy wilcox uniss, archie bell, and lots more stuff, just a selection, as always - lot brain didnt register

Weekend Bits

Stockport - brief word that this was a winner, even with early shutting seems it was a sell

out with that man again Butch doing the stuff

Had word that the event at Desboro on saturday was "tremendous" with a great atmosphere,

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