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

3rd Saturday For This Month Only

(Then Back To Our Normal 4th Saturday For The Rest Of The Year)

Saturday 19th Of April

8:00pm Till 2:30am

CITY CENTRE SOUL

AT

THE OLD NAGS HEAD

£3.00 ON THE DOOR

Resident DJ With

This Months Special Guest DJ's

BARRY TASKER

Soul In The Cellar

Bernard Heap

Bury Masonic

FRANKIE M

Altringham, Salford

100% VINYL 100% DANCING

Info..... Venue : 07525709105

Dave : 07905676181 Sue : 07870612890

The Old Nags Head, Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (Just Off Deansgate)

Central Manchester M2 5WD

10 Minutes From Piccadilly, 10 Minutes From Victoria Stations,

5 Minutes from The Nearest Tram Stop, on street parking & NCP Within Walking Distance

Hey Everybody this is our Video from last fantastic "City Centre Soul Night" from February..... See who you can spot ??


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Great line line for our second night at this iconic venue , with the legend Barry Tasker  ( Pendulum , Greatstone ) as main guest

and all for £3 on the door

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Hi Everbody,

  soon be adding Our Video for C.C.S's April Soul Night the one at the top of the page is from our Soul Night in February plus the flyer with all the dates at the Nags Head  for This year, hope you like what you see.

   Why not come down on Saturday the 28th of June & join us for a night of A.T.B top Northern (all on original vinyl), you won't be disapointed Folks, speak again soon, Woody   :hatsoff2:

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Great line up for our second night at this iconic venue , with the legend Barry Tasker  ( Pendulum , Greatstone ) as main guest

and all for £3 on the door

 Not forgetting your good self Frank & the King of Northmoor Soul "Mr Bernard Heap"   :hatsoff2:  

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Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

This month alongside Myself, Miss T & Our regular Warm Up Man Frank are joined by Special Guest DJ's Barry Tasker (Soul In The Cellar - at the Greatstone Hotel) & Bernard Heap (Bury Masonic) 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 Classics & 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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  Really looking forward to the 19th of April now especially with popular Manchester DJ's "Barry Tasker" (Soul In The Cellar @ The Greatstone Hotel) & Bernard Heap (Bury Masonic)  as our guest's on the night. 

    Come down & check out what Me, our regular warm up man Frankie M, Barry & Bernard are playing. If our last night in February's anything to go by it should be another stormer (check out the video's from a couple of C.C.S nights from the end of last year 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 & amenity's, great dance floor & ample seating.

  Don't forget we're on from 8:00pm till 2:30am (bar till 2:00am  :P  ) 

You get all this for just three quid, bargain!!!!  :thumbsup:

  See you on the 19th of next month, Woody & Miss T C.C.S.   :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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Hello

how the times flies and not that long untill our " easter saturday " night out , a must for soul folk visiting manchester

for the holiday weekend where a great night and a warm welcome is guarenteed

cheers

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a bit of record buying today i think , aimed at the "city centre soul " sound of quality and original club and northern soul classics  with some suprises .......

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Hi Everybody,

   hope you all had a great weekend, just a quick word about our Guest DJ line up for this year. We've got some crackin' top notch DJ'S lined up for you, obviously kickin' off in February with Paul Welsby from Manchester's Nu Beat Club, on the 19th of April (don't forget 3rd Saturday in April only) we'll be joined by Barry Tasker from "Soul In The Cellar". Then later in the year Les Hare from "King Bee Records", Derek Greenhoff who runs "The Trades Club" & "The Kingstone Club" in Barnsley. Glen Goodwin from "The Hole In The Wall Soul Club" in London 'll be joining us again in June too, so all in all it looks like we're for another great soulful year here at "City Centre Soul". Our man Frankie M 'll be on hand with his awesome warm up spots, he always has a few surprises for us & throws in bit of vintage Ska for good measure.

 Be a few other guest behind the decks from time to time too, so keep checking us out & see whats going off at "City Centre Soul" down here in M2.....  Catch you all soon, Woody & Miss T  C.C.S.    :hatsoff2:  :wave:

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a bit of record buying today i think , aimed at the "city centre soul " sound of quality and original club and northern soul classics  with some suprises .......

Hi Frank,

   yeah ditto, picked up a few more bits myself, all helps keep things fresh & mix it up a bit.....

   Look forward to hearing some of your new plays next month Buddy, see you soon, Woody & Miss T   :hatsoff2::wave:     

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Guest DJ's

 

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April At The Old Nags Head, 

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

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Hi Everybody,

   great responce so far to the next C.C.S. Soul Night on the 28th of next month. Well done & a massive thanks to all who've flyered for us & helped out with promoting the "New Venue". Miss T'll be posting another one of her Video's from our first C.C.S. night at "The Old Nags Head" any time in the next few weeks, so keep checking us out for that & more info ect..... Russ's here joining in the fun again with more madness, jokes & banter doing his Record Round Up on the way to next month.

   Gonna be a crackin' night me thinks when we're joined behind the decks by Special Guest DJ "Glen Goodwin",  me & the Team are all really up for it as our 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 Nites (spell "Nites" like so..... &  when you get there don't forget to click Like This Page....lol) .

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

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Dont forget us on the 19th of April ,packing more punch than the Ricky Hatton fight with less blood and bruises, unless Frank fall's over again while dancing, then that'll probably make two of us .....   :hatsoff2:

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Well a massive good evening team,

And just a quick post to say "business is back to normal" so starting as we mean to go on and now we're officially into Spring here is a problem some of us fellas might experience on the first igrass cutting of the season!

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So while i was doing a spot of spring cleaning i found this disc that i honestly can't remember where it came from of how indeed it came into my collection but perhaps this might be me but i'm going to say this possibility might be an almost un-played track on the soul circuit.


Chance Halladay "13 Women" GNP Records

Okay so we have a mixture of a "Titty Shaker & Popcorn" fusion type sound and very much a hard cover of the Dickie Thompson tune from the mid 1950's, performed by rockabilly singer Chance Halladay.

It was released on Gene Norman's GNP label out of Hollywood back in 1962 but failed to make any chart impact back then the song was also the "B" side of "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Halley And The Comets and without doubt only a few years ago would have been passed over on the grounds of it Northern Soul pedigree, yet because of the ever changing framework that the Soul scene encompasses many records and styles of music become absorbed and taken on board, Little Richard "Get Down With It" The Profiles "Take A Giant Step" and Fats Domino's "It Keeps Raining" all Rock'n'Roll records and a host of others and the worst Northern Soul record ever, Travis Wammack's "Scratchy" not to sure what this even comes under musiclly but was a monster sound and huge dance floor filler in it's day along with country hits via Barbara Mills "Queen Of Fools", Charlie Rich "Love Is After Me" and The Anderson Brothers "I Can See Him Loving You" and off course anything with that certain beat.

Well "13 Women" might just have that certain something with it's "16 Tons" back lay and some very hot and sexy muted trumpet you have a massive helping of strutter style popcorn not the purest soul or R&B but catchy in it's own right and a possible contender as the best and coolest Mod dancer to get very little (if any) deck time but as we know every so often a tune that has no right to get the plays it does just slips though the net and as tastes change what might be the next sound to cross over from one musical field to another?



Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Good Evening to you Russ,

  I've said this before & I'll say it again, "you're an absolute mind of information, you could make a good living do these reviews". They're all excellent & so entertaining, talk about craftsmanship. Russ "The Encyclopedia Of Northern Soul".

  Thats a "great" track Buddy, so right for "now", popcorn seems tobe the "In Thing" at the moment, nice one.

  

  Much more to come from Our Man in Sheffield between now & Saturday the 19th of April.....

  Don't forget to come down on the night & see whats going off at The Old Nags Head

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glad to be back on line , how you miss soul source ! , great posting Russ , looking forward to our next instalment of " the adventures of city centre soul " .

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Well we're back on-line now after Soul Source seemed to go Absent WithOut Leave for the last couple of days and back again with some more reviews of mine and the teams event play lists and records we have in our collections.

So i'm taking the stage for the time being and giving you a glimpse into some of the discs that i have in my collection and we're back with another helping of "Popcorn"
 
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Too be honest with you "Popcorn" isn't a musical title i'm really too keen and it's truest form It ranges from Ska, smooth Jazz, Pop, Cha Cha, Rock 'n Roll to crooner ballads and mid tempo soul offerings and is there far more geared up to song tempo than strictly to musical genre.

The name "Popcorn" takes it's musical title from the very late 1960's when a Belgium club named in honour of James Brown's 1968 hit Mother Popcorn started to play music in this style hence now "Popcorn", "Popcorn Oldies" or even "Belgium Northern Soul" as it's sometime known, well whatever we're going to call it this type of sound seems to be very much the in thing at the moment on the British soul scene and a lot of this recent popularity might simply be down to the slower tempo of many of the songs, yet strangely even some of these slower paced recording get re-pitched or in more common terms simply slowed down for event plays (and without getting to technical reducing pitch and increasing note duration to create a more desired sound) and sometimes even going so far that some Belgium "Popcorn" DJ's have played 45 rpm records at 331/3 to create that certain sound and feel to a record, you'll be pleased to know that there's non of that here, all records are as the producer intended them to be heard.

Well here is today's offering of "Popcorn" by Jamie Coe and like the Chance Halladay disc also released on the re-issue label called incidentally called "Popcorn"

Jamie Coe "Cleopatra" Big Top Records

Form the very talented but largely unknown performer Jamie Coe comes this cut on Big Top records, born George Colovas in 1935 in Highland Park Michigan and as the then named George Colovas played with a few bands in the Detroit area, before catching the attention of the singer Bobby Darin in the late 1950s. Darin signed him to a record contract and renamed him Jamie Coe and set him up with a band of his own The Gigolos. Jamie was also an accomplished musician and even had the talent to write songs  as well check out Jamie Coe And The Gigolos "The Dealer" that's him on Tenor Sax.

"Cleopatra" is a 1962 release, co-written by Coe (and on some You Tube clips is re-pitched as in Belgium "Popcorn" practice) "Cleopatra" is a smooth and slick broken heart ballad with a clear and precise vocal by him with a very atmospheric feel to the whole song and with somewhat of a big studio production but thankfully not so big as to over power the vocal and with it's pulsing beat and sweeping strings this semi-jazz influenced number is a real mid-tempo dance floor scorcher with the addition of a killer saxophone break that is just so gritty and sexy a little bit like taking Jessica Rabbit back home to me your parents, your mother ain't gonna like but your dad surely will, this is very much a overlooked tune here in the UK but as styles evolve this is a disc that just might be waiting to have it's day and if you don't fancy forking out the big bucks for the original release on Big Top, it can be your to own for the princely sum of £6.99 on the Popcorn Records re-issue label.



Played at the correct speed

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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glad to be back on line , how you miss soul source ! , great posting Russ , looking forward to our next instalment of " the adventures of city centre soul " .

Yeah Me too Frank,

    it's like being stranded somewhere. Hey Frank's just mentioned "Great" again Russ..... (lol) & they are too (I mean your Tunes & your Post's)

     Nice one Buddy, catch you soon   :hatsoff2:

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City Centre Soul

Presents

 

City Centre Soul

Presents

 

Saturday The 19th Of April

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

Guest DJ's

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

 

Saturday The 19th Of April

 

At The Old Nags Head

Lloyd St/Jacksons Row (just off Deansgate ), 

Central Manchester M2 5WD

 

Guest DJ's

Barry Tasker - Bernard Heap

Soul In The Cellar - Bury Masonic Hall

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two likely lads as guest djs  and all for £3 on the door its cheaper than your average Easter Egg , so if your over in manchester for the soul weekend, then it would be good( great )  to see you all .

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Hi Everybody,
  don't forget it's C.C.S's Soul night at The Old Nags Head on Saturday the 19th of April (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 February with a few more new face's joining us, met some really nice people.

  Miss T'll be putting another video from June's night near'er to the 19th, 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 April, which is great, see you all there then, Woody C.C.S.   :hatsoff2:

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Well a very good evening team,

 

And Spring must be well and truly in the air according to this newspaper story from The Sun published 31st march 2011.

 

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Shame on you if you thought this was anything else.

 

I know Woody has been buying more even more vinyl for the collection but i think this is an old "back of the box play" that just might get an outing or two.

 

Madeline Bell "I Really Got Carried Away" Philips Records

 

Crashing in like a falling comet comes this high octane up-tempo rocker from 1966 and an all time Twisted Wheel favorite performed by American artist Madeline Bell who got the chance to cut a few discs on her own in between her what we might say was her "day job" Madeline started her career off as a session singer and was a very much in demand backing vocalist even while recording as a solo artist.

 

Over here in the UK, her vocal talents can be found on much of the Dusty Springfield song catalog as well as dozens of other artists and she still continued to perform backing vocals after  joining the British group Blue Mink in 1969 and during her stay with them managed to have six UK top 20 hit singles, "Melting Pot (1969) and "The Banner Man" (1971) being the most successful both going to number 3 on the British hit parade, but it's this disc from her early solo days we'll be reviewing tonight.

 

With a pretty raw vocal and it's American style production "I really Got Carried Away" was the original "B" side to "Don't Come Running To Me" a Dusty-esque style ballad that in it's own right isn't a bad song but lacks the energy levels and sheer dance power of "I really Got Carried Away" with it's clapper beat that just pounds away from start to finish this is a feel good Mod style up-beat dancer at its very best a massive mover of a track that isn't taking any prisoners with some hard tambourine beating out a heavy base line and killer touches of Honky Tonk piano this track bounces away like a possessed space hopper and just to finish things off we have a gritty insert of super cool deep and dirty saxophone, a great old timer from The Twisted Wheel and well over due for some deck time.

 

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

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Well a very good evening team,

 

And Spring must be well and truly in the air according to this newspaper story from The Sun published 31st march 2011.

 

images_zps83af4ff5.jpg

 

Shame on you if you thought this was anything else.

 

I know Woody has been buying more even more vinyl for the collection but i think this is an old "back of the box play" that just might get an outing or two.

 

Madeline Bell "I Really Got Carried Away" Philips Records

 

Crashing in like a falling comet comes this high octane up-tempo rocker from 1966 and an all time Twisted Wheel favorite performed by American artist Madeline Bell who got the chance to cut a few discs on her own in between her what we might say was her "day job" Madeline started her career off as a session singer and was a very much in demand backing vocalist even while recording as a solo artist.

 

Over here in the UK, her vocal talents can be found on much of the Dusty Springfield song catalog as well as dozens of other artists and she still continued to perform backing vocals after  joining the British group Blue Mink in 1969 and during her stay with them managed to have six UK top 20 hit singles, "Melting Pot (1969) and "The Banner Man" (1971) being the most successful both going to number 3 on the British hit parade, but it's this disc from her early solo days we'll be reviewing tonight.

 

With a pretty raw vocal and it's American style production "I really Got Carried Away" was the original "B" side to "Don't Come Running To Me" a Dusty-esque style ballad that in it's own right isn't a bad song but lacks the energy levels and sheer dance power of "I really Got Carried Away" with it's clapper beat that just pounds away from start to finish this is a feel good Mod style up-beat dancer at its very best a massive mover of a track that isn't taking any prisoners with some hard tambourine beating out a heavy base line and killer touches of Honky Tonk piano this track bounces away like a possessed space hopper and just to finish things off we have a gritty insert of super cool deep and dirty saxophone, a great old timer from The Twisted Wheel and well over due for some deck time.

 

 

 

 

Russ CCS Sheffield Branch

 

Hi'ya Russ,

  class UK Northern, definitely in C.C.S's April Top 5......   :hatsoff2:

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yes the sun is shining here and spring cleaning my records i think , looking foreward to our night in April , will be a cracker

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