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Shirleys review of The Pavilion, Huddersfield Jan 12th 2002



By Shirley Stewart

This is a slightly biased review as this venue is run by my better half, Colin Wood, with the help of the other resident DJs, John Purvis and Eddie Engel.

The venue has been running since last May every second Friday of every second month. Previous attendance’s had been disappointing so after the October date we decided to change the soul nite to a Saturday for 2002. Whether a Friday night had been the reason for previous low numbers or word had spread about the sort of soul nite we were aiming for I’m not sure, but Saturday night was definitely our best night to date, both for the numbers through the door and the class of music played. Soulies came from far and wide and were not disappointed with the records that the DJs spun – although the dance floor was hard work so there was not quite as much action on it as many of us dancers would have liked, anyone who knows me knows that I just lurve to dance. Still the toons given long overdue airings more than made up for the shin killing dance floor.

The guest DJs were Alex Jones who has a superb record collection (if you ever get chance to hear him DJ you’ve just got to make the trip) and “Toddy Tim” Brown, whose reputation precedes him. Tim, along with others, turned up around midnight after DJing at John and Janet Hillel’s wedding (congratulations you two by the way – sorry we missed your special day). Col had been starting to pace the floor a little as panic began to set in when the midnight hour loomed and still no sign of Tim, as some of those attending had come along to hear Tim’s set and Col was beginning to think John & Janet had maybe kidnapped him or his records ………….. hmmm what would I do, kidnap Tim or kidnap his records?

Anyway we were all treated to a wicked night full of spanking music and a huge thank you to all the DJs and punters alike. I hope you enjoyed yourselves I know I did!!!!

Anyway these are a selection of tunes played, I hope I’ve credited the records to the appropriate DJs but if I’ve boobed in any way I’ll apologise now

Eddie Engel:

Tokays – Baby, Baby, Baby

Bobby Taylor – There are roses in this world somewhere

Brice Cofield – Ain’t that right

Ivorys – Please stay

Joey Delorenzo – Wake up to the sunshine girl

H B Barnum – It hurts too much to cry

The Professionals – That’s why I love you

Kell Osborne - The lonely boys song

Freddie Houston – Soft Walking

Mikki Farrow – Set my heart at ease

Fashions – When love slips away

Joe Graves – A boy and a girl fall in love

Sequins – Try my love

Bernie Williams – Ever again

Gambrells – Jive talk

Ty Karim – You really made it good to me

Alex Jones:

Hytones – Bigger & better

Servicemen – Are you angry

Salvadors – Stick by me baby

Bob & Fred – I’ll be on my way

Emory & Dynamics – Lets take a look

Sharon McMahn – Gotta find another guy

Flash Mckinley – I’ll reassure you

Devotions – De Do Dop Dop

Servicemen – I need a helping hand

Passions – If you see my baby

Cody Black – Mr Blue

Executive Four - Gotta a good thing going

Temptones - Girl I love you

Groovettes – Think it over baby

Tim Brown:

Little Henry – Way of living

Sonny Fishback – Heart breaking man

Ted Wildon – I can’t take no more

Orlons – Envy

Bobby Day – Pretty little girl next door

Gloria Howell – You’d better hurry up

Ralph Graham – She just sits there

Uptown Orchestra – Come go with me

Springers – Nothing’s too good for my baby

Cookie Jackson – Try love

Rotations – Put another dime on D9

Swans – Nitty gritty city

Imperial Cs – Someone tell her

Cody Black – I’m slowly moulding

Locations – Mr Diamond man

John Purvis.

Larry Hale – Once

Spencer – Searchin’ for love

Gene Woodbury – That’s not half bad

Keni Lewis – Not the marrying kind

Jimmy Church – Right on time

Billy Woods – I don’t want to lose your love

Joe Simon – The girl’s alright with me

Monroe Taylor – Proud Guy

Sharon Scott – Lock & key

Don Ray – Born a loser

Quotations – I don’t have to worry

Joan Moody – Music to my ears

Colin Wood.

Whispers – Needle in a haystack

Cal Green – Stormy

Edwin Starr – Gonna keep on tryin’ til I win you love

Billy Floyd – My oh my

Spencer – My baby’s comin’ home

Shirley Wahls – Why am I crying

Sammy Ambrose – Welcome to dreamsville

Sammy Sevens – Everybody crossfire

Springfield Rifle – That’s all I really need

Carl Spencer – Cover girl

Diane Pane – What side your bread is buttered on

Timi Yuro – Can’t stop running away



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