Reviews - Lowton - North and South and More On Weekend
Story so far .....
Lowton - North and South - Top Nite - Full ish review on happenings and plays plus can hear last 30 mins of final spot -
Wilton - Reports say great nite as usual with classy music from the residents and guests.
100 Club - Been told Saturdays niter had great atmosphere and as always great sounds
Weekend - As said before there were three top drawer events on this weekend,
100 club niter, Wilton Niter and Lowton mini-niter, which must have made it a
hard call for lovers of quality rare soul , to decide where to go. Myself,
well as Lowton was the closest and as it was a one off featuring 4 of CSC djs
guesting it had to be that one.
Well my view looking back on it all is .............an outstanding nite!
One of the most enjoyable nites have had in a long while, everything seemed to
come together, Djs seemed to be on a mission, lot of only see once in a while
faces made the trip, an appreciative dancefloor, yeah for me all things
combined and made it a great nite.
Format of the nite was North And South, with 4 of Capitol Soul Club DJs
making journey up from the Dome and five from the North playing at home
Line up went something like
Paul Baldwin & Dave Holt
Missed these spots as didnt get in to late, anyone fill in details?
Stuart Tyler - Though made determined effort to get there early enough
to catch a full set from Stuart T, as missed his last 2 at dome, failed miserably!
Managed to catch last 20 mins or so, which included
Gladys Tyler - A Little Bitty Girl - Decca
Exits - I Dont Want To Hear It - Gemini
Deadbeats -No Second Chance-strata
Arthur Fenn - First time caught him for years, started off with Black Wings Have
My Angel and continued with a well strong mix of rare 60s and classy 70s
Terry Davis - Havent heard him for a while as last two events went to he
didnt show .
Didnt catch a lot as was record barring and R+B-ing , but did catch Soul Sounds
and Gotta Have Money -Exits
Irish Greg- A Storming set, carried on in same style as at Nantwich niter- top
sounds coming at you from every angle
Heres playlist (not in order)
Mayfield Singers - Dont stop Now - Unissued Vocal Version
Districts - One lover (just wont do) - Nile
TC Lee & The Bricklayers - Up & down the hill - King
Nat Hall - Why - Loop
Virgina Blakley - Let nobody love you - Mojo
OC Tolbert - You got me turned around - Unissued
Gene Toones - What more do you want - Simco
New Wanderers - Let me render my service - Ready
Sonattas - Going on down the road - Hotline
Gerri Hall - Who can I run to - Hotline
Bobby Adams & Betty Lou - Dr Truelove - Tarx
Four Tops - Lonely lover - Unissued
Johnnie Mae Matthews - Dont mess with my man - Big D
Bobby Treetop - Wait till I get to know ya - Tuff
Judy Freeman - Hold On - Unissued lp version
Counts - Our love going to get stronger etc - Yes
Brand New faces - Brand New Faces - Lujuna
Curly Moore - You dont mean - Sansu
Tim Brown - Dug out many rarities and some classy revivals from ones you dont
just hear cause of rarity such as CODs - Shes On Fire to classy revivals such
as Eddie Parker -Love You Baby
David Flynn - What was Mr Flynn up to, was expecting a fairly balanced set,
you know like a few safe plays thrown in......
But werent to be. It was like he was on a mission, spent the whole spot under
a constant attack of top quality one offs, rarities and stormers.
And all worked and went down well
Full playlist below
Kenny Bernard & The Chapter Five - One in a million - CBS unissued
Del Chaisonettes -Dont let him hurt you - shrine
September Jones - Give me all of your loving - pied piped unissued
Benny Spellman - This ones for you - Alon
Sidney Barnes -Safety Zone- Jobette Acetate
Rodd Keith and Raindrops - Like the lord Said-Preview
Del Larks - Out of the "In-crowd" - Jet
Helen Troy - Bring Me That Man-Cover up
Fran Oliver- Searching for my man- cover up
September Jones - Im with you- pied piped unissued
Donna Loren - Blowing out the candle - Capitol
Oxford Nights-Im Such A lonely One- Delphi
Soul Inc- My Proposal- Coconut Groove
Tyrone Ashley -I want my baby back -Phil LA of Soul alt.take
Precious Three - I need a man - Ref-O-Ree
Jay Bee - Praying for an answer - Thunderbolt
Bernard Harper - Im not gonna lose it - Action
Ozz and the Sperlings - Can You Qualify - Goldenway
Doris Smith - No Good Guy - Limelight
Harvey and Jokers- Soul sound - Sko-Field
Toni Basil - Breakaway - A&M
Peter Hamilton - Hey Girl (instru)- Jamie
Johnny Maestro and Crests - Im Stepping out of the picture - Specter
Bobby Reed - The Time is Right For Love
Alan H- Had last spot and kept it going, always get a strong R+B taste when
hes on but also get mixed in quality stormers, touch of 70s and down tempo
Threw at us loads of highlites, the headturning old wigan spin Isonics-
Sugar, that sounded awesome, CSC anthem almost - Im In With The Downtown Crowd,Chick, Chick never sick of hearing that 30 sec chick chick break, and
finishing with great ender for the nite - let me down easy,
Save me typing as sick of it - check out link for chance to hear last 35 mins
of his set, more from nite in pipeline
R&B room - Paid it a fair few visits (hence blanks above) and caught
Alan H, Pete Coulson, Mark Morgan, Barry J and others in action in the room.
with loads of current popular R+B floor fillers being dished out, along with
some good quality first hears, dont think ever seen so many excello 45s ,
Modern room- A few visits and seemed to be doing the business with some bang
up to date examples of quality soul, DJs included Colin Curtis & Bary
Spotted a set of bongos up next to decks, didnt see them getting used,
though guy was behind them, so still wondering what that
was all about? Anyone?
Crowd - Crowd wise - was told about 350 in, bit lower than normal but as other
such as Wilton and 100 on at weekend must had an effect, plus noticed a bit of
a difference in crowd make up compared to last time I went.
Dancefloor - Never saw it rampacked but was used through out, and
during the early hours when normally a big drop off in numbers there was still
plenty of action on a par with last time
Overall - Well have said what I thought, all of lot was with, agreed in
it being a great nite. Dont get chance much to hear a lot of the Domes spins
elsewhere but all sounded just as strong.
Future - Well after tonite and also recent Nantwich niter, well seems like
things are looking good, have heard so many soul fans recently moan about
tired old oldies, lazy "top" djs, well will just say the answer is
Hit here to listen to last 35 mins of Alan h who did the finishing hour
Hit here to stream
or go to soul sounds/live sessions to download
Hopefully 3 x more sessions from this nite soon!