review Sleepless Nights Soul Club May 2003
Hi our 2nd year underway:heres a review from Wendy Flynn Friday 23rd May was the first Sleepless Nights of year II. Anyone attending must have had low expectations - it couldnt possibly better the attendance and atmosphere of the 1st anniversary bash. Could it? Friday night would indicate SN will continue to be a great club. It also proved that SN is establishing a legacy. Al was up first on the decks. Under the tutelage of Danny, Pip and John, Al has been spending slightly less money on beer than usual and instead has invested in some nice records. Despite the early hour, the floor was soon filling up to the sounds of The Monitors, The Trilons and The 4 Tops. Next up was Paul and Willie ? double decking. Paul has taken Willie under his wing and after a good spot at the all-nighter in April, Willie has shown hes now capable of flying solo. Nonetheless as a tag team, Paul & Willie are the WWF champs when it comes to spinning tunes 60s RnB and solid soul sounds. Their spot was followed by Mark T, our favourite uncle, not content with occasionally handing out free cds but spoiling us rotten with a choice selection of 6ts tunes from shufflers to stompers. Then Brian reached into his trick bag and pulled out an impressive selection of 60s & 70s and magiced up an impressive set in front of our very eyes and ears. Next Pip played one of his trademark stomper sets. Pip was raised on a dubious diet of speed metal. Danny has improved Pips musical nutrition & now Pip has a box of stompers for breakfast, lunch and tea. Karl started off his set with Never Learned to Dance, which saw the kids tripping up over their toes to get on the floor. He made sure to keep everyone there with a set full of classics. As the night wore on Grandmaster Danny D took his turn on the decks and played a faultless set giving us hardly time to breathe. Its a wonder no one dropped dead from a heartattack as John Dunne (as always - playing to/for the crowd) worked us into a frenzy. And in the finest Irish showband tradition he sent us home sweating. Like Little Carl Carlton, Sleepless Nights might be small - but the competition aint nothing yall. Our club is growing stronger day by day.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Willie/Paul Davis: Carol Fran - I Gonna Try Betty Swann - Make Me Yours Jan Bradley - Mama Didnt Lie The Creations - Oh Baby The Precisions - If This Is Love Jean Wells - Keep Your Mouth Shut And Your Eyes Open Patti & The Emblems - Mixed Up, Shock Up Girl Undisputed Truth - Youve Got The Love I Need Hank ballad - Do It ZuLu Style Parliaments - Dont Be Sore At Me Bobby Freeman - Im Never Gonna Fall In Love Again Mark T "Somebody Help Me" Larry Birdsong - Sur-Speed "Where DoI Go" Jeff Dale -Atco w/d "Just Say Youre Wanted" Gwen Owens-Velgo "You Wont Say Nothing" Tamala Lewis -Marton "Dont Want To Get Away From Your Love" Yvonne Daniels - Sterling "First Time" Embers - JCP "Please heart Dont Break" TSU Toronados - Rampart Street "Gotta Find A True Love" ET White - Great Potential demo "Im So Lonely" Sandra Lopez - Phil LA w/d "Youre Gone" Celeste Hardie - Reynolds demo "Chained" Percy Stone - Unreleased Grapevine demo "The One That You Love" Constellations - c/u "I Never Never Knew" Bad Weather Inc - Soul City UK "Youre Gonna Wreck My Life" Gutar Ray - Grapevine "Keep On Going" Jimmy Stokes - Siana demo "I Gotta Find That Girl" Billy Hambric - Pyramid "What Happened Baby" Chuck Thomas - Band Box "A Lonely Boy" Lee Wilson - USA "Just Like Yesterday" Joe Simon - Irral
Brian playlist not available
The DuShons - You better think it over Joe and Mack - Dont You Worry Maskman - Come Back No More Ted Taylor - Somebodys always trying Joe Tex - I Wanna Be Free Accents - New Girl Delcos - Arabia Dee Dee Sharpe - What Kind Of Lady VelVets - I got to find me somebody The Magicians - Keep Your Hands Off My Baby James Coit - Black Power Viola Wills - I Got Love J J Barnes - Chains Of Love Wilson Pickett - Baby Dont you Weep Edwin Starr - Time Is Passing By Herbert Hunter - I was Born To Love You Jimmy Ruffin - Give Her all The Love I Got The Mitch Harvey Averne Dozen - Never learned to dance - Uptite Bobby Womack - What is this - Minit Roy Roberts - Got to have your love - Ninandy Rosco & Barbara - Could this be love - Old Town Little Gigi - I volunteer - Decca Lou Johnson - If I never get to love you - Big Top Lou Johnson - Magic potion - Big Top Larry Trider - Carbon copy - Coral Johnny Bartel - If this isnt love - Solid State The Babies - The hand of fate - Dunhill Dee Edwards - Why cant there be love - Bump Shop Barbara Acklin - Just aint no love - Brunswick The Vontastics - Never let your love grow cold - St Lawrence The Temptations - Youre not an ordinary girl - Gordy The Supremes - Love is like an itching - Motown The Epitome of Sound - You dont love me - Sandbag Emanuel Laskey - Im a peace loving man - Thelma
Danny Terry Callier-look at me now (cadet) Marvin Gaye- desperate situation (tamla) Isley bros-My love (soul beat) Ringleaders-Baby what has happened (Mpac) Darrell Banks-open the door (revilot) Heartbreakers-Ive got to face it (derby city) John Bowie-Your gonna miss a good thing (merben) Chubby & the Turnpikes-I didnt try (capitol) Turley Richards- I feel allright(capitol) Jerry Cooke-I hurt on the otherside (capitol) Lou Lawton-Knick Knack Patty Wack (wand) Soothers-I believe in you (port) Tommy Payton-Mountain of soul (staff) Moments-Nine Times (stang) Dells-Its all up to you (Cadet) Drizabone-Pressure (jayboy) Gladys Knight-No one could love you more ™ John Dunne Chymes: Begining Of My Life (Down To Earth) Ronnie Love: Chills and Fever (Dot) Carol Fran: Im Gonna Try (Port) Jesse Fisher: Youre Not Loving A Beginner (Wayout) Incredibles: I Cant Get Over Losing Your Love (Audio Arts) Archie Bell: 1000 Wonders (Atlantic) Commands: Hey Its Love (Backbeat) Channel 3: Sweetest Thing (Dakar) Sister Sledge: Thinking Of You (Atlantic) Jackie Wilson: Didnt I (Brunswick) Don Ray: Born A loser (RCA) Marvelletes: Ill Keep Holding On (TMG) Stevie Wonder: Uptight (TMG) Beverly and the Del Capris: Mama I Think Im In Love (Columbia) Mandrill: Too Late (Arista) Four Tops: Baby I Need Your Loving (Motown) Till the next one