Thanks to Steve Foran, as have for you his view on last Fridays nite at Great Moor Club in Stockport.
Orignally posted on Soul-Talk email list
Just thought I would post a listing of our soul night last night. Fri 22 Feb.
The evening was not like our usual nights. In Stockport we have lost two soulies recently. Firstly Nick Stamp died tragically on Christmas Day. Nick was a really nice lad, 38 with a family. Married into an extended soul family and a keen scooter fan. It was the first time we had chance to remember Nick as our soul night is every other month. Our extended feelings go to Nicks family and all his friends. The second departee was only last week and the funeral was on the 22nd. A lot of the party called in to our night. Joe Burns was older than me , I think he was 48. Joe was one of the most colourful soul lads around Stockport and every one knew him. In many repects our night was their night. Our thoughts are with Joes family and friends.
Gt Moor Con Club started when Alan Pollard and myself Steve Foran managed to obtain the club function room for soul nights. The committee were not very happy at first due to the 70s perception of NS, kids and drugs and staying up all night etc etc.We are now nearly at our 2nd Annivesary and the bar takings are around £1700 per night. They want us to go weekly!!!!
We try to mix up the sounds and try to break newer tunes. Last night was a little different,
We split the night into 45mins, 30, 30, 45 mins. Hour long guest spot by Les Hare and the last hour was a deck each for Alan and myself.
The tunes from Alan and myself over the night, in no particular order...
Van Dykes, Tobi Legend for Joe Burns.
Alt takes of Just Walk in my shoes G Knight
" " Do I love you F Wilson
This love is real J Wilson
Running the street Brunswicks C/U
It happens every time B McNair
Need you like a baby A Henry
Thats not love Holly St James
Our love and Please let me in JJ Barnes
Laws of love Volcanoes
Shes putting you on United 4
Little misunderstanding Contours
Baby dont you weep WEdward Hamilton
This gets to me Pookie Hudson
On the real side Larry Saunders
Getting used to the blues Bobby Bland
The Drifter Ray Pollard
Too many people Bobby Goldsboro ( Totally filled the floor)
Soft Walking Freddie Houston
Ill always love you The Spinners
Shake me wake me 4 Tops
Ill be doggone Marvin Gaye
Ill always need you Dean Courtney for Nick Stamp
I dont like to lose Cecil Washington
7 day lover James Fountain
You didnt say a word Yvonne Baker
Cool off Detroit Execs
Keep on running away BitnPieces
Hear, Speak, See no evil Platters
Ill pay the price Moses Dillard
Go for youself Larry Laster
Candy in the sand Paul Sindab
Nothing can help you now Lenny Curtis
Your love was so wonderful Sonny Allen
Lonely too long Sandpipers
Sweetest thing Channel 3
Case of too much love making Gloria Scott
Hurt on the other side Sid Barnes
Thumb a ride Earl Wright
I go to pieces Gerri Grainger
7 day fool Etta James
Dont Pretend Belles
Thanks for a little lovin Trends and Dave Flynn
I gotta find a way to get you back Tammi Terrell
Cant you hear the children calling Bobby Womack
Closer to the source Camelle Hinds
Color him father OC Smith
Come get to this Marvin Gaye
Just ask me Bobby Thurston.
Les played a great spot but I was on the door for most of his spot. Missing it, so I could not do him justice.
Thanks to every one on the list who supported us once again. I enjoyed it I hope you did.
Regards Steve Foran