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Original 50s/60s sounds that gave birth to the first mod/soul allnighter scene of the mid-sixties.Rare and underplayed tracks played ..Authentic stone-walled cellar-bar underneath Lord Beaumonts 1823 Manor House.Rare video footage projected onto the bare walls.Lounge decks,main room decks playing r&b,soul,doowop,Jamaican r&b,ska,hammond grooves.Resident djs Martin Greene,Allan Swires,Christian Scott,John Paul Leasing,Neil Firth..Joined tonight by John Walmsley (Gainsborough),Pete Jay (West Yorkshires Manifesto Soul lClub) and Gerard James (Coronation Club Stoke-on-Trent).If you fancy joining us these events have to be all-ticket as we always sell out.£3.50p each available from adlibsoul@yahoo.co.uk or 07989 717 043 A night to be "suited and booted"or "smart casual".The venue is down a quite street 5 minutes from the city centres pubs,eateries and night clubs.It has a council owned carpark to the rear and is accessed via steep wrought-iron steps.Join the "in-crowd" from Crewe,Salford,Ilkeston,Leicester,Loughborough,,Peterborough,Sheffield,Hull,Scunthorpe,Brigg,Grimsby,Chesterfield,Stoke ,Doncaster,,Scunthorpe,Gainsborough,Spalding,Lincoln and all places inbetween !We are an early start venue.Doors open 6.30pm with the first djs on at 7.00pm through until 12.15am.

Note: this is now a stripped down post-event display

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Ad-Lib nights don't have warm up djs.Whoever plays the early sets will play tracks just as rare or underplayed as the later sets.This is why we advise folk to get to the venue as early as possible or you WILL miss some music that may be new to your ears.The following set by Eileen and Andrew Vasey kicked off the last Ad-Lib event and had folk dancing straight away. Irma Thomas/Don't mess with my man: Clarence Carter/Back door Santa: Otis Redding/Fat girl: Arthur Alexander/A shot of rhythm and blues: Sugar Canes/ Sioux rock: Righteous Brothers/Little Latin Lupe Lu: Esquerita/Oh baby: Sam Cooke/It's got... the whole world shakin': Billy Ward & his Dominoes/ Have mercy baby: Lloyd Price/Where were you (on our wedding day): Mar-Keys/Night before: Clyde McPhatter/Money honey: Carol Fran/Knock knock: Eugene Church/Jack of all trades: Chuck Berry/I got to find my baby: Bobettes/Dance with me Georgie: Bar Kays/ Knucklehead: Hank Ballard & the Midnighters/Sugaree: Noble 'Thin Man' Watts/Hard times.

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The whole concept of Ad-Lib is to be true to the "Roots"of the original scene.Whether it's the music policy, ,venue whatever.It's not nostalgia,it's a mod thing.ATTENTION TO DETAIL !!

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Ad-Libs policy is to ask djs who play the venue to tell us a little about theirselfs. These are Pete Jays words.

I grew up in the multi cultural Scotthall/Chapeltown area of Leeds . Iâ"žÂ¢ve always loved music of all genres and started collecting records from 1962, but really got into soul music listening to records my mates brother who was a couple of years older than us had bought. On a Sunday afternoon I would listen to Jamaican music round at a couple of my West Indian friends houses.

In 1965 when as a 15 year old my friend and I managed to tag along with his brother and mates to The Twisted Wheel at Manchester, the club had just moved to Whitworth Street. Wow the whole experience blew me away and I became a regular visitor whenever I could scrounge a lift. I was hooked on this music and started to buy soul and bluebeat records, mainly on British labels as thatâ"žÂ¢s all that was available at the time.

At 16 I was working in White Horse Street in Leeds (The home of the Blue Gardenia Club later to change its name to the Bee Gee Club). Lunch times would be spent at the Spinning Disc soul sessions I think it was 6d in and you got soup and a roll included, along with some great soul music. If it was raining we would just nip across the cobbles for a coffee at the B.G.

During 1967 a friendâ"žÂ¢s brother Jimmy Franklin was djing at the Spinning Disc and asked if I would put a few records on while he went for a toilet break and coffee. That was my first introduction to djing which led to a regular slot there for a while.

I attended most of the local clubs of the day " The Intime, Hernandos, Phonographique, Central, Spinning Disc as well as further afield to the ËœWheelâ"žÂ¢ and other venues.

During the 70s I ran a successful mobile disco in the Leeds area playing at some of the roughest and toughest pubs around but enjoyed it. When not working I would still attend soul doâ"žÂ¢s such as the Casino. Mecca, Torch etc .

During the 90s/2000s I attended and was a guest dj at some of the soul nights of the day " Soul Cellar, Athletic club, Canklow, The Parkside. It was at this time along with a couple of mates

That we started monthly soul nights at the Black Bull in Castleford + Sunday night sessions at the Rustic Arms.

In 2002 along with a couple of others I started the Manifesto soul nights at Kellingley at the home of the same club from the 70s. Due to various reasons the others dropped out and left me and Av to continue with the running of these nights. These nights have proved very popular and have regular attendees from all over the North and we shall be celebrating our 10th anniversary during 2012..

Over the last 45 plus years through the soul scene I have met some fantastic people, many who are still close friends and for this I say thank you to soul music.

PETE JAY

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Another policy of the Ad-Lib Club is to try and accommodate regular dj/collector supporters of our nights with half-hour spots if they are up for it.The idea is that they give their "take" on the original sounds of the early scene (hence "Back to the Roots" ).A good chance to showcase their own clubs or vinyl collections to an appreciative crowd who are always up for a good time.Drop us a line if you fancy it or let us know at the 17th March event.Glenn

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Tickets can now be bought for the March 17th Ad-Lib at Jims "Back to Mono"vinyl record shop in the Mall,top of the High Street,Lincoln.Very handy if you are local.

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Dj set times for the Ad-Lib MAIN ROOM March 17th:

Martin Greene/Allan Swires 7 - 8

John Paul Leasing 8 - 8.30

Christian Scott 8.30 - 9.00

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Gerard James 9.00 - 9.30

John Walmsley 9.30 - 10.00

Pete Jay 10.00 - 10.30

Martin Greene/Allan Swires 10.30 - 11.15

John Paul Leasing 11.15 - 11.45

Christian Scott 11.45 - finish

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Ad-Lib set times for the chill-out LOUNGE

Ben Sutton 7 - 8.30

Martin Greene 8.30 - 9.00

John Paul Leasing 9.00 - 9.30

... Allan Swires 9.30 - 10.00

Christian Scott 10.00 - 10.30

Neill Firth(tbc) 10.30 - 11.00

Open decks thereafter

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Gerard James who's doing a dj set of his "take" on the early scene at the March 17th Ad-Lib

AGE 47 (TODAY) BORN IN IRELAND, I WAS ALWAYS INTO 60S NIGHTS, AND THE IRISH SHOWBAND SCENE (AS IVE PLAYED IN LOTS OF DIFFERENT BANDS) , MOVED TO CREWE IN CHESHIRE IN 1985, AFTER A DORMANT 12 YEARS BRINGING UP KIDS, I WENT WITH A FRIEND TO THE NORTHWARD CLUB IN CREWE, THIS WAS A GREAT CLUB, WITH GOOD NORTHERN SOUNDS, AND R&B SOUNDS PLAYED BY CLIVE REED, I WAS HOOKED, TRAVELLED ALL OVER 3 NIGHTS EVERY WEEKEND JUST TO HEAR DIFFERENT SOUNDS, BUT ALWAYS BACK TO R&B. THEN I FOUND THE HIDEAWAY IN MANCHESTER THAT WAS MY FAVOURITE CLUB. SADLY ITS NO MORE, WE STILL DO THE TWISTED WHEEL EVERY MONTH. WITH TWO OTHER GUYS, WE RUN A SOUL VENUE IN COBRIDGE STOKE, 2ND FRIDAY AND LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH, PLAYING NORTHERN, MOTOWN, AND R&B. MY FAVOURITE ARTIST BY A LONG SHOT IS ROY HAMILTON, AND THE GIRLS, CONNIE FRANCIS, VERETTA DILLARD, ALWAYS HOPING TO HEAR STUFF I'VE MISSED. CHEERS

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John Walmsley who's also playing Ad-Lib In 1974 at the age of 14 I heard this music called "Northern Soul" that a friend of mines older sister used to play to us when I visited. She told us about going to alldayers, inparticular the" Pier at Cleethorpes" and also that soul music was black american music.

By the age of 15 "Mary Wells" and "The Four Tops" were on my record player. At 16 yers old I was off to Cleethorpes, the Pier was closed by now, but "The Winter Gardens" was up and running, I just stood at the back of the room and watched, the dancing was absoulutley amazing, I knew this was what I wanted. The next soul do I went to was an allnighter at Lincoln Drill Hall, I met up with some people I already knew from my home town of Gainsborough and joined their gang, from then on we went all over, Nottingham,Sheffield, Leeds, Derby, Matlock to name but a few.

Some 37 years on and after all those alldayers, allnighters, weekenders and soul nights, dancing, looking through those little record boxes and big ones too, buying and selling records I still love that early motown stuff, but Detroit soul is my passion. With artists like Melvin Davis, Lee Roberts, The Falcons, Steve Mancha Bobbie Smith, Marv Johnson and many many more being among my favouites.

I've only been DJing for the past 16 to 17 years at places like "The Fox" Colsterworth,"Wilton Ballrooms" Normanton, "Sheridans" Dewsbury, I never think of myself as being a DJ, just a collector playing my music and hoping people enjoy if like I do.

The Black American thing is not just Detroit it's from all over America. Play it Loud ! For the Crowd lol.

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Bus sorted, so a little gang of us will be on our way from Sheffield. Looking foward to another top night at AdLib.

See you there

John & Helen (and the Washington posse)

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Just like to take this opportunity to thank Pete Jay,Gerard James and John Walmsley for entering into the spirit of our Ad-Lib Club by giving us some insight into their passion for the music and their formulative years.

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looking forward to this night always always a good night of good good sounds c u there , sharon nick leicester

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There will be tickets for sale for the May 12th event on Saturday night. Just ask at the door and you'll be sorted.Still only £3.50p each !!!!!!!!!!!!!

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If you are parking in the council carpark to the rear of the venue remember to pay the evening charge(about £3.00 for all night) at the meter or you will be ticketed.Just ask Pete Jay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Looking forward to another night of top tunes in a little venue that's getting a big reputatation as an authentic 50s/60s club.Style,History,Culture.With the support of excellent djs (residents and guests) and an army of like-minded r&b/soul folk ( who understand what we are about and where we are coming from with our music policy)we are hopefully providing that link between old r&b and the early rare/underplayed r&b/soul that started the original scene.See you all Saturday when we can blow those winter cobwebs away and really rock that old cellar bar !!!!!!

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If you are parking in the council carpark to the rear of the venue remember to pay the evening charge(about £3.00 for all night) at the meter or you will be ticketed.Just ask Pete Jay !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Got the change ready for the parking!!!

Looking forward to coming over to Lincoln again with a car full for another Ad Lib night.

See you all soon.

Av :)

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Running out of superlatives for these nights.The interesting ,friendly people,the mix and styles,their knowledge of the music.Everything seems to come together like an explosion ignited by the djs from the first track layed down.By 9.00 the place was heaving in both the Lounge and the Main Room.It was really uplifting that folk found the time to seek the organisers out to say how much they were enjoying the night.As always a big thankyou to all our supporters (especially to those who travel) and an extra special thanks to Pete Jay,Gerard James and John Walmsley who delivered such dance-floor friendly tracks reflecting our music policy perfectly. We can do it all again on may 12th.Tickets are on sale now adlibsoul@yahoo.co.uk or 07989 717 043 and are on a first-come first-served basis.Thanks the Ad-Lib Crew.

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Another belting night at the Ad Lib. A terrific mix of all sorts of tunes, great atomsphere and loads of friendly, knowledgeable people. Excellent spots from all the DJs. I don't think I heard a single out-of-place record. The numbers were about right - not too crowded. Well done the organisers on the ticket numbers. Spot on. Liked the second room for a bit of a chill out - ten feet from the bar - perfect! We'll be down again.

John, Helen & the Washington posse, Sheffield

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Another belting night at the Ad Lib. A terrific mix of all sorts of tunes, great atomsphere and loads of friendly, knowledgeable people. Excellent spots from all the DJs. I don't think I heard a single out-of-place record. The numbers were about right - not too crowded. Well done the organisers on the ticket numbers. Spot on. Liked the second room for a bit of a chill out - ten feet from the bar - perfect! We'll be down again.John, Helen & the Washington posse, Sheffield

Hi John,thanks for your review of the night.We really do take notice of those on the wider scene as it is people like yourself and fellow travelling supporters of early r&b/soul who spread the word(either good or bad !) as to the credibility of an event.ps i've sent you a pm.

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Thanks to Glen for letting me loose behind the decks and share some of my early memories and to everyone for listening, dancing and the positive comments on the night to what I played.

Pete

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Thanks to Glen for letting me loose behind the decks and share some of my early memories and to everyone for listening, dancing and the positive comments on the night to what I played.Pete

Folk really enjoyed it Pete.Lots of texts and lots getting onto that all important email list to get first refusal on tickets.Got to say thanks to Joe Lakin for getting on the open chill decks spot in the lounge.I REALLY MUST BUY HIM A PINT ONE OF THESE DAYS !!!!This is the heartbeat of the club with everyone taking part and joining in.Anyone reading this should get on that list.Limited numbers allowed into the venue.adlibsoul@yahoo.co.uk or text 07989 717 043

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Pete Jays set

Derrick Morgan - Lover Boy

The Blue Beats - Go Pretty Baby Go

Jimmy Sinclair - Verona

Derrick Morgan - Don't Cry

Prince Busters Allstars - Al Capone

Alan Martin - Tell Me

Richie Barrett - Some Other Guy

Marvin Gaye - Your A Wonderful One

Fats Domino - If You Don't Know What Love Is

Little Richard - Get Down With It

Chris Farlowe - Ride On Baby

Little Richard - It Aint Watcha Do

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Gerard James setKING SIZE TAYLOR ; somebody's always trying

MITTY COLLIER ; my babe

CONNIE FRANCIS ; fallin

CONNIE FRANCIS ; its gonna take me some time

BETTY-LA-VETTE ;what condition my condition is in

ROY HAMILTON ; earthquake

ROY HAMILTON ; you make me wanna to dance

THE DRIFTERS ; one way love

EUGENE CHURCH ; i ant goin for that

BARRETT STRONG ; i better run

CARDELLA DE-MILO ; mama tell me what to do

VARETTA DILLARD ; you better come

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