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A Night Of Real A.T.B Northern Soul... 60ts, 70ts,

RnB & Motown

4th SATURDAY IN THE MONTH

Saturday 24th Of August

8:00pm Till Late

CITY CENTRE SOUL

AT

THE BLACK LION

SALFORD

MANCHESTER M3 5BZ

£3.00 ON THE DOOR

Resident DJ WITH

THIS MONTHS SPECIAL GUESTS

BARRY TASKER

Soul In The Cellar, Pendulum Club

PLUS

FRANKIE M

Altrigham, Manchester

100% Vinyl / 100% Dancing

INFO... Venue: 07762563552

Dave: 07905676181 Sue: 07870612890

The Black Lion, Chapel Street, Salford,

Manchester M3 5BZ

5 Mins Arndale Centre, 5 Mins Victoria, 10 Mins Piccadilly

No Entry After 11:00pm

Limited Free Parking On The Street Outside The Venue,

Or Cheap Carpark 2 Minutes Round The Corner,

Travel Lodge 1 Minute Up The Street

Hey Everybody This Is Our Video From Last Years Fantastic Soul Nights At "The Black Lion". Hope We Can Do It All Again This Year In 2013....

See Who You Can Spot ??

Here's a reminder of our City Centre Soul event in June 2013. Great night, fantastic attendance and feedback, great work by all the DJs....see you all again on Saturday 24th of August (4th Sat)


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Hi Everybody,
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on't forget it's C.C.S's Soul night at The Black Lion on Saturday the 24th of August (next month), should be another great night with our Special Guest DJ "Barry Tasker" from "Soul In The Cellar" at the Greatstone Hotel Stretford. Been picking up a few more bits & pieces here & there, Miss T's had her input again too, with a couple of "must have's from her, all good dancer's of course.
  Fantastic night again in June with a few more new face's joining us, met some realy nice people.

  Miss T'll be putting another video from June's night near'er to the 24th, so keep a look out for that Everybody.

  All our regular crowd & quite a few of the new face's said they'd come & see us again in August, which is great, see you all there then, Woody C.C.S.

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gonna be a packer i think , certainly looking forward to my spots ,meeting faces old and new and enjoying a pint or two !

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Hi Everybody,

   great responce so far to the next C.C.S. Soul Night on the 24th of next month well done & a massive thanks to all who've flyered for us & helped out with promoting . Miss T'll be posting another one of her Video's from June any time in the next few weeks, so keep checking us out for that & more info ect..... Russ'll be joining in the fun with more madness, jokes & banter during his Record Round Up near'er to the 24th too.

   Gonna be a crackin' night me thinks when we're joined behind the decks by Special Guest DJ "Barry Tasker", me & the Team are all realy up for it as next night draws nearer.

   For more info & loads more great pics from C.C.S's adventures all over the UK, check us out on our Facebook Page :- City Centre Soul at the Black Lion (when you get there don't forget to click Like....lol) .

   Cheers Folks, speak again soon, Woody & Miss T :hatsoff2::wave:

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Been looking forward to the 24th for ages now especialy with our good friend "Barry Tasker" as our guest DJ on the night. Come down & check out what Me, our regular warm up man Frankie M & Barry are playing. If our last night in June is anything to go by it should be another stormer (check out the video's at the top of the page). Playing you classic Northern Soul, Motown & RnB from way back when, right up to current spins, all on lovely original vinyl. Nice private upstairs room with it's own bar, great dance floor & a great selection of real ale & guest beers.

  Don't forget we're on from 8:00pm till 2:00am (bar till 1:30)
You get all this for just three quid, see you on the 24th, Woody C.C.S.

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Hello

looking forward to another great night in august  ,playing all across the board tunage of the top calibre  , the warmest welcome in town ,great pub venue which is steeped in "soul " history  see you all there

cheers

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Hello

looking forward to another great night in august  ,playing all across the board tunage of the top calibre  , the warmest welcome in town ,great pub venue which is steeped in "soul " history  see you all there

cheers

Nice one Frank,

   could'nt have put it better me self..... :hatsoff2:

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Well Hello Boys!!  (using the term loosely of course!)  

Didnt know youd already got the ball rolling for another great session at CIty Centre Soul at the Black Lion. I have been very busy behind the scenes making sure they're getting ready at the pub, getting some photos sorted out etc...will be posting some up before me and Woody jet off to the sun, but then when we're back it will be all systems go on a countdown to the 24th. Always a real treat to have Barry with us, either as a supporter or as guest and I know everyone's been getting the fliers out so people know where we are and what's going on.  So if you ahvent been before then you are welcome to give us a try, and if youve been before then you will know what to expect...great crowd, quality soul tunes selected by quality DJs and all played on lovely original vinyl. And me at the top of the stairs!!

 

See you down there if not before... Mis T CCS   :D

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Hey u 2

have a great time you both , certainly been a heady last couple of years !! , enjoy your break and the CCS supporters out there

will be handing out flyers as usual  and as Judith Chalmers would say " wishing we were there " .

Cheers

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Dont forget us on the 24th of August ,packing more punch than the Ricky Hatton fight with less blood and bruises, unless Frank fall's over again while dancing, then that'll probobly make two of us .....

P.S. As we said earlier don't forget to check out some pics from our Soul Nights at the top of the page ( June's pics from The Black Lion should be arriving shortly)

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Hi Evedrybody,
don't forget to drop in to the Black Lion on Saturday the 24th of next month & see whats going off.... Two great guest DJ's playing 60ts Soul, RnB, Motown & a few 70ts thrown in for good measure. Music to die for, nice friendly atmosphere, crackin' room & decently priced Real ales (loads of guest beers).
Come & check us out 8:00pm while 2:00am Saturday the 24th of August, see you there Folks.....

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looks like the weathers holding out - dont forget the mod weekender this weekend in manchester with CCS and regulars out on force and its not long till August 24th unless of course you have children and grandchildren  when it will feel like a lifetime ( only kidding I love kids - i grew up with them )

Cheers

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Saturday August 24th At The Black Lion, Salford, Manchester, M3 5BZ

(Corner of Chapel St & Blackfriers St)

 

This month alongside Myself, Miss T & Our regular Warm Up Man Frank is Special Guest DJ Mr "Barry Tasker" (Soul In The Cellar/ Pendulum Club), so come & enjoy good company, great friendly atmosphere & some of the finest soul around.

  Our continuing policy is to bring our supporters quality sounds from "back in the day", right up to "current plays", all on lovely original vinyl :thumbsup: .

  No politics, no ego's, just Soulful sounds, friendship & crackin night out. If you fancy hearing a few tunes new to your ears alongside loads of Club Cassics dy & Old Favorites then this is the place for you :thumbsup: .

 Why not come along & check us out, the emphasis is on "dancing & having a good time"..... :thumbup:

 Thanks for looking, cheers Everybody, Woody :hatsoff2:

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Hello

looking forward to another great night in august  ,playing all across the board tunage of the top calibre  , the warmest welcome in town ,great pub venue which is steeped in "soul " history  see you all there

cheers Frank

 

Nice one Buddy,

   could'nt have put it better me self..... :hatsoff2:

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Nor me! Just gonna put some pics from last event in June on our Facebook page - city centre soul nites at the black lion salford - short video and more pics when I get back from the island hopping with Woody as we get into the last couple of weeks wait.  Looking forward to the 24th for all the reasons above and more...

 

Miss T  CCS xx

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Watch this space for our monthly record reviews ,jokes  from the  star of CCS ,Russ , soul dereks top five and witty banter and

updates on what we get up to at CCS , see you all over this weekend in  manchester for a chat  and dont forget the sun cream

Cheers

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Well Miss T,
  so far so good. Over 300 hits on this sight alone, plus the other sights & Facebook, few phone enquireies. Hope it's a good as the last few months, as you can see we've a great DJ line up with Barry & Frank, guaranteed to play something to suit all tastes in all things Northern.... 60ts, 70ts, Motown, loads of R&B, Popcorn & as our name suggests, plenty of Big City Soul.....  :thumbsup:

  Realy looking forward to hearing what the Guys have got in store for us August the 24th, catch you all soon, Woody  :hatsoff2:

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great day at the mod weekemder  with Barry playing some wonderful R&B , lots of good tunes to be played in August at City centre Soul , its amazing how many good soul clubs can be reached at the top of the stairs in a pub ,the Black Lion aims to please with its across the board policy great choice of cask beers  and even greater soul folk  see you there

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a few weekends to go to CCS august event , dont forget  its a charity  northern soul and motown event at Bury Masonic

this sunday all money raised going to local charitities  and myself doing a spot  along with  clarence and  Harry from Soultime its

worth a look folks , great venue , good parking and great dance floor

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Well a very good evening to everyone and at the risk of using the phrase "time flys" but it really seem to go past at such a pace that it doesn't seem that long ago that City Centre Soul at The Black Lion was yet another venue putting on it's first night and look at it now with a firmly established musical identiy and reputation for quality music from the resident DJ's Woody and Frankie "M" and respected guest vinyl spinners who add their individual imput into the mix all helping to deliver a great night out. ****and of course all held together by the talents of the lovley Miss T ****

 

I know that Woody might get a little embarrassed with me saying this but putting his modesty aside this is a man who has done so much to help populise "New Breed Northern Soul" and has championed such gems as Little Wille John's "I'm Shakin" the haunting Ann Caudell's "Longing For You" and Bobby Freeman's take on the Peggy Lee's classic "Fever" and has been making these and many more regular plays in his sets for well over the last five years and helping to introduce many people to yet another branch of the soul family tree, you have to hand it to him this is a man well ahead of the game and all on the original vinyl too!

 

So just for starters here is yet another one off Woody's playlist

 

Wilbert Harrison "Kanas City" Fury Records (on 78 rpm and 45 rpm format)

 

A classic chunk of early good time R'n'B that is as catchy as fleas in a sleeping bag that has what can only be said as "stroller appeal" perhaps very much in the same vain as the always popular "It Keeps Raining" by Fats Domino but for my money "Kanas City" is a slightly more up tempo offering that just has the edge on it, with its simple lyrics, basic boogie woogie piano,and foot tapper drum beat and at times a somewhat and rather sparse production it still manages to cover all the bases and still deliver a fun packed 2:25 secs but i would go for the 45' single as i don't have anyway of playing a 78'

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield

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Hi Russ

certainly the music played at our venue has broken the boundaries of ypur average soul night, whilst keeping with our across the board  policy .Many is the time  i have heard someone say " not heard that for a while " and i believe we offer  a mixed selection that changes but includes favourite tunage of the soul folk who attend , all new faces are always welcome and  they do come down

on a regular basis ,after all we offer a late licence ,three Djs and all for £ 3 and for a venue in the middle of the city ,that aint bad

Cheers

 

ps £3 for three DJs thats 2.75 for Woody and our special guest and 25p for me ,great value !!

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Evening Frank,

 

I have to agree with you that the correct balance at any soul event is paramount and with an across the board music policy you need to do just that, it's always nice to hear something that you haven't heard in a long while or even a new tune that you think "wow i like that" but i do like a spot of variation as i've got older in my early years it was anything less than 100 mph i wasn't interested (and passed over some very collectable discs simply for being too slow oh how times have changed!)

 

"The Black Lion" although willing to break new ground via yourself and Woody with some very rare vinyl that is just getting (in some cases a first or second outing) the "City Centre Soul" policy of keeping the people happy doesn't just cater to the rare and under played section of the scene but is more than willing to play many old standards, i know from my visits there that an £800 record wlll be sharing the same decks with one that costs just £8 and talking of the more affordable sounds here's one from the back part of Woody's record box that won't break the bank.

 

Bobby Hebb "You Want To Change Me" Philips Records

 

From the man who penned the multi million seller "Sunny" and recorded by a host of recording stars such as Frank Sinatra, Cher, James brown Wilson Pickett and many others said in one interview" i can live a very comfortable life just off the royalties of that song" also wrote some other very fine soul music, "You Want To Change Me" is just one example of his talents with its a very light and airy composition and great production (from a full studio orchestra no less just listen to the strings in the background to get an idea of the people involved in its making) we have a class mid tempo dancer that is still getting the plays and still sound fresh even today, dance floor power in 2:50 seconds and always a popular spin that shows no sign of leting up.

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield

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hi Russ

a great record not overplayed at all and i believe a sheffield favourite , just received a early and gritty sam and dave record which

will get an airing in Bury on Sunday , dont forget the Greatstone Hotel on saturday ,special guest Mr Kingbee himself and fellow

city fan Les Hare .

a few weekends to go to CCS at the Black Lion  but its hotting up  and being bank holiday weekend  why not give us a visit !

Cheers

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up early and will be at Bury Masonic later  , looks like the "memphis Tram" is working so me and soul derek with a box of records will be getting down there later , great interest in our night  so far  , so CCS supporters  keep up the good work , much apreciated 

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Evening Frank,

 

Hope your day went well at the Bury Masonic Hall (do you have to bare your chest and roll your trouser leg up while your behind the decks?) but that aside i'm sure you had a great day. i was doing a shift yesterday at Sheffield's Maggie May's with old time soul spinner Keith Toyne and we had the very steady afternoon until 5:00 pm then we had a flood of people coming in for the last couple of hours and although down on usual numbers still managed to get a very good turn out, but to cut a long story short Frank as you mentioned in a previous post certain records do seem to be very much of a local thing one example of this is Crystal Motion's "You're My Main Squeeze" Sound Jem Records a 1975 disco inspired tune that was big for a very short while, like so many other songs of the time was hammered to death on the decks then disappeared without a trace or was that just in the South Yorkshire region but it always seem to be a well request disc every time i do a spot there perhaps a record to bring back out onto the play list once again?

 

Okay Frank lets see what delights you have waiting for us at "The Black Lion" this month so with out further ado lets get down to business.

 

Otis Clay "Show Place" One-derful Records/UK release President Records

 

Starting as it means to go on Show Place moves along without any sign of stopping with a pounding drum beat and and well in attendance horns blasting out a powerful wall of pure hard brass this is a record not to be trifled with a stomper for an older generation perhaps but the term Northern Soul fits this disc to a tee, Otis Clay is perhaps better known for his original version of "The Only Way Is Up" covered to great success by Yazz And The Plastic Population in 1988 and reaching number 1 in the UK charts for 5 weeks becoming the years best selling single and going on to sell well ove 400,000 records yet this often devalues a lot of his work as everything is compared againts that song, but there are other gem to be from Otis check out "A Lasting Love"

 

 

Sam And Dave "You Aint No Big Thing" Roulette Records/ UK release on King Records

 

From 1966 comes this Ray Charles Inspired cut and released just before they moved record lables to Stax with some sweet and dirty saxaohone and punchy girl vocals all bounded together with a very catchy hand clap overlay, a simple vocal that just does everything and more a strutter that is a sassy as you want it to be with some serious "cool appeal" that hits your from the oprning bars and an old time Mod spin that is still doing the deck time and just screams "Black Lion" a clean copy on the UK King issue can be yours for around the £50 mark.

 

More to come

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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