Cleethorpes - Aftermath
First from Pilar who along with Elena was on the decks, and a view from Heikki from Finland who must have visited every venue going in that week
Just to help some of you who were there to refresh your braincells, (or for those like me who couldnt make it ) aware of what we missed, here,s a couple of reports on the weekender from the halls of Soul-Talk
A bit late I know but all though I arrived to Valencia on Monday I just really landed yesterday!
Here it is the playlist Elena and me played on our set, we played together in the Spanish hour, do you remember two girls with the same t-shirt? those were us!!
H.B. Barnum - It hurts too much to cry - RCA
Joan Baker - Everybody´s talking - Diamond
Patti Austin - You´re too much a part of me - Coral
Priscilla Page - I´m pretending - Topper
Freda Payne - Sad September - MGM
Anna King - Mama´s got a bag of her own
Susan Rewis - They say you have found a new baby - Columbia
Martha Starr - No part time love for me - Thelma
Ojay´s - I´ll never forget you - Imperial
Jo Ann Garrett - A whole new plan - Chess
Ruby Winters - Better - Diamond
Jackie Wilson - Because of you - Brunswick
Patti Austin - I´ve given all my love to you
Billy Eckstine - I wonder why - Motown
Vernon Green - Look at me, look at me - Minit
Tommy Frontera - You are my leading lady - Hi- Lite
Big Joe Turner - Two loves have I - Philips
John Bowie - You are gonna miss a good thing baby - Merben
Ruby Andrews - Just loving you - Zodiac
Marv Johnson - With all that´s in me - UA
Patrice Holloway - Stolen hours - Capitol
Tony Clarke - A wrong man - M-S
Esther Philips - Just say goodbye - Atlantic
Carolyn Crawford - Forget about me - Motown
Betty Swan - Kiss my love goodbye - Atlantic
A strange mixture but it worked! We were really scared as the Irish guy who was playing before us made an incredible set (I don´t know his name) and we weren´t on time to hear Greg Tormo, sorry. Thanks to everybody who gave us their support and congratulations, we were very happy to make it and couldn´t believe that we could pack the dancefloor at 2 p.m.!!!! See you next time! Best! Pilar
Heikki there to the finish Back to normal again after a great Weekender, my daily rhythm was a right mess on Tesday and Wednesday, kept waking up in the middle of the night and falling asleep during the day...
The live acts were both a lot better at Cleethorpes than at the 100 Club, Hoagys mike technique was still poor. Sidney barnes really is THE MAN, a top performer with a very professional touch. The crowd especially liked the bits when he told us how much he appreciates the northern scene & keeping the music alive even if many of the artists are long gone. Cant really remembe what was being played on Friday, Roger Banks was good with a very different style to others as usual, Andy the feet Rix was goodalso, I was supposed to go to get some sleep after his set but Dave Rimmer kept me on the dance floor for quite a while with some of my favourites incl. Cody Black - Slowly Molding. Saturday afternoon session was brilliant, I agree that the djs can be a bit more adventurous because theres no pressure of filling the floor. I walked in during Gregs set (didnt know it was you though), really top tunes I must say!
All of the international sets were good so I cant name the best one, it was weird dancing in the daylight, but it was nice to have plenty of room. Sunday day session was about as good as the Saturday one, Dave Rimmer was great, Irish Greg was brilliant but my vote goes to Jo Wallace, she played a set with balls! 8-) It was great to hear The Poets - She Blew a Good Thing, group soul doesnt get much better now does it?
Sunday night was something special of course, I dont think you can get that atmosphere anywhere else, it was even better than I remembered from last year. I could just stand and watch the mass of bodies dancing to the music with a big smile on my face. The record bar was very busy all the time, it was difficult to move around! Spent more money on a single record that I have ever done, got a nice copy of Bobby Williams - Ive Only Got Myself to Blame, Manship had it for a surprisingly reasonable price.
All the best to everyone out there