THE WILTON, 21 JANUARY 2005
So, the Wilton all-nighter’s January edition kicked off another year in good style. Good attendance, nice atmosphere, and a lot of good feedback on the night, judging by the regulars I spoke to.
Guest DJs were all in championship form, Dave Welding being the first on. He played an excellent hour and seemed to enjoy his first performance up in West Yorkshire.
Andy Dyson was on fire – absolutely brilliant hour by the South Yorkshire man. The newer discoveries he played really were top drawer. Great to hear not one thing that you’d heard for the very first time and liked, but several in a row, mixed in with some nice crossover stuff, and a well thought out assortment of quality under-played oldies.
I only caught the first quarter of Dean’s spot, but he’s always had some good stuff to play.
I’ll just jot down a few tunes of what was played on the night and let people judge for themselves.
Gene Redding – I Need Your Lovin’ – Bell; Ernie Johnson – I’m A Big Man – Cry;
Clydie King – My Love Grows Deeper – Imperial; Larry Williams – I’m The One – Okeh; Ray Pollard – Wanderlust – Decca; Fantastics – Me And You – SS7; Johnny Clyde Copeland – Coming To See About You – Suave.
Delroyals – Some Kind of Wonderful – Mercury; Masqueraders – How Big Is Big – Bell; Masqueraders -I Ain’t Gonna Stop – AGP; Philip Mitchell – Gonna Build California All Over The World – Shout; Tyrone Ashley – I Want My Baby Back - Phil LA of Soul; Purple Mundi – Stop Hurting Me Baby – Cat; Newcomers – Picture Show – Truth; Bobby Womack – Tried and Convicted – Minit; Danny White – Keep My Woman Home – Atlas; Billy Woods – I Don’t Want To Lose Your Love – Verve; Joe Valentine – I Lost The Only Love I Had – Val.
Pat Lewis – No-one To Love – Solid Hit; Billy Kennedy – Sweet Thing – Thelma; Jessie Johnson – Left Out – Old Town; Constellations – I Don’t Know About You – Gemini Star; Unique Blend – Yes I’m In Love – Eastbound; Eric Lomax; Tab Walton – Love Me The Way I Love You – Oriole; Pat & The Blenders – Just Because – Fast Eddie; Betty Wilson – I’m Yours – Dayco; Guitar Ray – You’re Gonna Wreck My Life – Shagg; 4 Tracks – Like My Love For You – Mandingo; Melvin Davis – Find A Quiet Place – Wheel City; George Freeman – Down and Out – Valiant; Herman Lewis – Who’s Kissing You Tonight – Stone Blue.
El Anthony – We’ve Been In Love Too Long – La Cindy; Johnny Howard – The Chase Is On – Bashie; Elbie Parker – Please Keep Away From Me – Verve; Falcons – Good Good Feeling – Big Wheel; Kenny Hamber – Anything You Want – Arctic; Fascinators – In Other Words – Boom Boy; Hytones – Bigger & Better – A-Bet; Shirley Karol – Just To Make You Happy – Dakar; Blenders – Your Love Has Got Me Down – Mar-V-Lus; Johnny Robinson – Gone But Not Forgotten – Oken; Experts – My Love Is Real – Joby; Moses Dillard – I’ll Pay The Price – Mark V; Sheppards – Stubborn Heart – Mirwood; 11th Comandments – Then I Reach Satisfaction – Fast Track; ConsteLlation – I Don’t Know How To – Gemini Star; Lou Rawls – Let Me Be Good To You; New Group – Love Can’t Be Modernised – Gemini; Cooke Scott – I Don’t Care – Orr; Shelly Fisher – Girl I Love You – Dayla; Linda Perry – It’s All At The Back Of Me Now – Mainstream; Nikki Farrar (unissued) – Take My Chances – Acetate.
Tempos; Calvin Grayson – Love’s Just Begun – In; Earls – Everybody But Me;
Volumes – Ain’t Gonna Give You Up – Karen; Eddie Billups – Shake Off That Dream; Adlibs – I Don’t Need No Fortune Teller – Passion; Saints – I’ll Let You Slide – Wigwam; Loves Stormy Weather; Donna King – Take Me Home – Hot Line; Carol Anderson – Taking My Mind Off Love – Whip; Lee Andrews – Nevertheless – Crimson; Spencer Wiggins – Let’s Talk It Over; plus a raft of newer discoveries, and a thing by O C Tolbert which got people rushing to the decks.
Bob Fowler – Now You Got The Upper Hand – Studio acetate unissued; Barbara Mercer – My Dear Heat – Solid Hit Bound unissued; Venturers – Heart Of Love – Green Light; Robert Spencer – Our Wedding Day – Custom Pack studio acetate; Winston ‘Flook’ Richards – Let’s Get Together – Trex; Preston Peters – You Can’t By-pass Our Love – MM Enterprises; Delegates of Soul – I’ll Come Running Back – Up Look; Thom East & The Playboys – Need Somebody To Love – Toddling Town; Deon Jackson – Someday The Sun Will Shine – Studio acetate unissued; Clyde McPhatter – Please Give Me One More Chance.
Moments - You Said – Deep; Shades of Blue - Away To Love You - Impact LP; Bobby Womack – Something For My Head - Columbia LP; Martha Reeves – Can’t Break The Habit - Gordy ; Brenda Holloway – Just Look What You’ve Done – Tamla; Marvelettes – Love Can Save Me – Motown; Pete Warner – I Just Want To Spend My Life With You – Polydor; Arthur Prysock – All I Need Is You Tonight – Old Town; Moments – Just Having Your Love – Stand; Kim Katrell – Did You See Him Last Night – Tyson; Yvonne Carroll – Please Don’t Go – Veejay; Barbara Redd – I’ll Be All Alone – SPQR; Sterephonics – Don’t Leave Me – Mas-Tok; Big Joe Turner – My Little Woman – C/U; Sammy Lee – Let’s Talk It Over – Watts Way; Doris Smith – No Good Guy – Limelight; Johnnie Mae Matthews – Mama’s Gonna Stop You – C/U; Rocky Roberts & Airedales – Have My Baby – C/U; Demetrice Faire – Young Girl – Turonta.
In due course we’ll be taking a more in-depth look at the Wilton and how it came to be, but in the meantime, for people out there who have never been before, if you like some of the tunes on the playlists come down and pay us a visit. You’ll see what a cracking nighter it really is.
The Wilton would like to thank all the people who have attended for the last decade, for making it what it is.