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anyone remember the Warehouse in Sheffield.....strange place :thumbsup:

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Jim eddlestone ran one in the middle of the wilds of Lincolnshire some sort of country club. If anyone seems him tell him he's more than welcome at Cleethorpes, he's threatening to come

I think that was the TORKSEY one Ady not too far from lincoln near the River Trent

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That was it co-run with Saus or some other luminary

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Hope Ian`s keeping up with this list,its gonna`get huge!!!! :yes:

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Stand by. Have full list sorting alphabetically.

Full list to follow v shortly :thumbsup:

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but there was loads of unemployed on the scene then,you could go out and play games 24/7, allways somebodys house you could go to get of your tits at!.

Hi kenny,

gotta agree with you here.There was loads of us who never worked,but managed to get enough together to spend friday to monday out and about from one niter to the next niter to the sunday alldayer....somebody differents house all the time....usually somebody you'd only met that weekend...the only downside being on a Sunday/Monday you'd end up 100's of miles from home on a downer with only your thumb to get you home....GREAT TIMES :thumbsup:

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Here we go folks 96 - Count em!

Too much time on my hands? Or a love of NS? The latter, ooh deffo the latter :D

100 Club

78 Club (Letchworth)

Aberdeen Music Hall

Abraham Moss

Alfreton Leisure Centre Allnighters

Arbroath Smokeys

Assembly Rooms (Derby)

Barnsley - Port Cullis

Barrow

Bensons (Bradford)

Blackburn

Bubbles (Leicester)

Burnley

Canklow WM Club

Carlton Inn Morecombe

Carousel Manchester

Chesterfield "Winding Wheel"

Civic Hall Brighouse

Clifton Hall

Cotton's-Stockport

Coventry

Cricketers Wigan

Darlington

Drill Hall (Lincoln)

Droylesden

Dunstable

Edinburgh Queens Hall

Empress Ballroom (Mexborough)

Fife

Fleetwood

Function at the Junction

Fusion (Chesterfield)

Glenrothes

Gloucester Jamaica Club

Hinckley

Jesters

Keele

Kelsey Kerridge

KGB (Sheffield)

Leeds Allnighter

Leicester

Leighton Buzzard

Leven

Londoner Tracky Club

Loughborough

Mansfield Leisure Centre

Mansfield Swan all-nighters

Market Harborough Leisure Centre

Matlock Bath Pavillion

Morecambe

Newbury Soul Club

Newcastle

Olde English Matlock

Papa Luigis Peterborough

Parr Hall (Warrington)

Peterborough

Queens Hall Bradford

Redbrook Hotel (Rotherham)

Ripley Soul Nights

Rock City (Notts)

Romeo & Juliets (Sheffield)

Rotherham Clifton Hall

Scarborough (Rudies)

Sheffield

Sherwood Rooms Nottingham

Shotts Allenton Miners Welfare

Sloski's

Soul Cellar - Harlow

Southport Weekenders

St Ives

Stafford

Stamford

Swan Hotel Mansfield

TAC Yarmouth Weekenders

Take 2 Sheffield

The '81 Soul Club

Thorne Canal Tavern

Three Cups - Chelmsford

Tiffanys (Wigan/Sheffield etc)

Torksey

Trotters Mansfield

Tudor Barn Warsop

Turn-Ups (Sheffield)

Twisted Wheel 87

Warehouse Sheffield

Warrington

Whitchurch

White Horse Putney

Wigan Casino

Windmill Assembly Rooms

Winter Gardens (Cleethorpes)

Wirrina

Worksop Leisure Centre

Worksop Town

Yate

YMCA - Chelmsford

"On it's knees" "Death throes" I THINK NOT !!! :):yes::thumbsup::D

YOWZER

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NOT" JESTERS" is it ?

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Yep!!done this one too!! :thumbsup:

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anyone remember the Warehouse in Sheffield.....strange place :thumbsup:

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Oh yes, loved it.... got to play deep stuff in the other room...

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Yep!!done this one too!! :thumbsup:

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It's on the list :yes:

It struck me as I was doin final list, no one had mentioned Yate :)

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Hiya back!we used do Scarborough(Rudies)bank hollidays,got up to all kinds of antics there let me tell you,some great people in attendance,Bub,Adam,all me mates from york!!to many to mention,should be another one deffo on the list,do they still have em`,top draw then,most people there then are still around big time!!which must say somethink,dont know what though! 

Ken, did you ever stay at my house lol most of the soulies from york did and Middlesboro and bloody Scarboro and thats where I lived........ :thumbsup: Remember BillyWhizz (RIP) Mike Hussey from york or disco Dan from Darlo or Robbie Skidmore from Middlesbro??? and Rudies i loved the all-dayers.

Rudies was much better when it was The four seasons tho!! now THAT was a soul club!!

Thanks for bringing back those old memories m8  :yes:

Just so you know rudies is now just a doorway on the main street but all the interior is still there but used for storage.  However Scarboro 99 Soul Club still do the occasional all-nighter at the corner complex :)

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Used to live in York,Billywizz used to keep his scooter in the front room,and we all use to drink in the Homecookin`(Tiger i think)dont know why they called it Homecookin`?.....

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Used to live in York,

Do you remember the Jaspers all dayers ?

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but there was loads of unemployed on the scene then,you could go out and play games 24/7, allways somebodys house you could go to get of your tits at!.

Hi kenny,

      gotta agree with you here.There was loads of us who never worked,but managed to get enough together to spend friday to monday out and about from one niter to the next niter to the sunday alldayer....somebody differents house all the time....usually somebody you'd only met that weekend...the only downside being on a Sunday/Monday you'd end up 100's of miles from home on a downer with only your thumb to get you home....GREAT TIMES :thumbsup:

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Hi Edwin!,somebody who actualy knows what i say is mostly true,not see you about for ages,hope your still keeping the faith?,see you someware soon maybe!.

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Remember BillyWhizz (RIP)  post-3054-1118236857_thumb.jpg

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Billy ain't dead. :thumbsup: He's alive and well and living in Norwich :yes:

How many wizzes are there?

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Just remembered the Todmorden all dayers... trying to get the old cortina up that bloody hill....

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Sorry Awake,just got it wrong!nothing unusual there then!Jaspers yes,out skirts of york,kidney shaped dance-floor,as you arrived it was all lite up with light bulbs,anouther one for list!!they had something on a barge in york city centre,oh and a place called windmill!!!,Jesters mixed with Jaspers!!....

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Just remembered the Todmorden all dayers... trying to get the old cortina up that bloody hill....

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This reminds me of the Blackadder episode with Robbie Coletrane and the Dictionary.

Todmorden you say :thumbsup: Spose I could edit 'master list'.

Will leave for a bit, would like to get 100+

Talking of 100, only coincidence beloved is at top of the list, alphabetically sorted that way you see :yes:

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Billy ain't dead. :thumbsup:   He's alive and well and living in Norwich :yes:

How many wizzes are there?

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Respect to Billy from Norwich,billy from york was the original,these people used to talk about the 100club years before i ever went!

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Respect to Billy from Norwich,billy from york was the original,these people used to talk about the 100club years before i ever went!

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Ah I see. Out of interest, I've never asked you this when did you first go - what year approx?

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Ah I see.  Out of interest, I've never asked you this when did you first go - what year approx?

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Me or billy?

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Me or billy?

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You.

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You.

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Me approx!!72/73ish,i was big(tall)even then,used to go see Liverpool on my own by then loads,weird going to Wigan after going to see Liverpool....

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Me approx!!72/73ish,i was big(tall)even then,used to go see Liverpool on my own by then loads,weird going to Wigan after going to see Liverpool....

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You said the original Billy Whizz talked about the 100 Club year's before you ever went. You saying you went to 100 in 72/73 ?

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You said the original Billy Whizz talked about the 100 Club year's before you ever went.  You saying you went to 100 in 72/73 ?

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Before i had everbeen to 100club,plonker!!!i`m a late starter when it comes too 100club....

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Before i had everbeen to 100club,plonker!!!i`m a late starter when it comes too 100club....

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KEN, WHAT YEAR DID YOU FIRST GO TO THE 100 CLUB?

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KEN, WHAT YEAR DID YOU FIRST GO TO THE 100 CLUB?

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Fukc knows,ask Ady!!!absolutly no idea,never thought about it!83ish i reckon,but not gospel!!....

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Just remembered another Scottish niter at Scone just outside Perth place called the Wheel Inn if i remember correctly only held 2 or 3 but they were very busy Pat Brady was a guest at one of them.

Derek

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Just remembered another Scottish niter at Scone just outside Perth place called the Wheel Inn if i remember correctly only held 2 or 3 but they were very busy Pat Brady was a guest at one of them.

  Derek

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Cheers. Two more eighties venues needed for 100. Will edit them in when and if we get there.

Criteria: Between 01/1/1980 - 31/12/89. A regular (at least more than a few) soul night or allnighter within the UK.

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Cheers.  Two more eighties venues needed for 100.  Will edit them in when and if we get there.

Criteria: Between 01/1/1980 - 31/12/89. A regular (at least more than a few) soul night or allnighter within the UK.

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Ian

I'm from FIFE and there were

CROWN HOTEL - THORNTON - Steve & Alan Walls ran it for over a year then they moved to

THE EXIT CENTRE - GLENROTHES - for one niter and then on to the .........

GLENROTHES YMCA which ran for a couple of years.

They also did a one off niter at THE CENTRE , Leven too.

Derek

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Ian

  I'm from FIFE  and there were

  CROWN HOTEL - THORNTON - Steve & Alan Walls ran it for over a year then they moved to

  THE EXIT CENTRE - GLENROTHES - for one niter and then on to the .........

  GLENROTHES YMCA which ran for a couple of years.

  They also did a one off niter at THE CENTRE , Leven too.

  Derek

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Cheers Derek :thumbsup: That'll do it. Unclear on Exit Centre, was there more than one nighter staged there?

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WHAT YEAR DID FIRST GO TO THE 100 CLUB?

1982, I think, my 6T'S RHYTHM ' N ' SOUL SOCIETY card say's I'm member 2693.Nice picture of Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly & Martha on the back too!

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WHAT YEAR DID FIRST GO TO THE 100 CLUB?

1982, I think, my 6T'S RHYTHM ' N ' SOUL SOCIETY card say's I'm member  2693.Nice picture of Rosalind Ashford, Betty Kelly & Martha on the back too!

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That is admirable. :thumbsup:

84 for me so late starter. Though the number of nighters I have missed there in the last ten years, you could count on the fingers of one finger :yes:

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Cheers Derek :thumbsup:   That'll do it.  Unclear on Exit Centre, was there more than one nighter staged there?

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The EXIT CENTRE was a one-off while they secured the YMCA venue.

There were also quite a few all-dayers at the TAMDHU in Bannockburn.

Also in the very early 80's there were a series of excellent all-dayers at the TRANMARE HOTEL in TRANENT outside Edinburgh

Derek

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Did Edinburgh once,no money whatsoever,on arriving at Edinburgh 2oclock in the morning,to be told by a nice copper i had another twenty miles to go,then he gave me 20p,and told me to ring them,i did and somebody answord the phone and Guy Hennigen came and picked me up!,Scottish nice folk,tight with there gear though! :thumbsup:

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Did Edinburgh once,no money whatsoever,on arriving at Edinburgh 2oclock in the morning,to be told by a nice copper i had another twenty miles to go,then he gave me 20p,and told me to ring them,i did and somebody answord the phone and Guy Hennigen came and picked me up!,Scottish nice folk,tight with there gear though! :thumbsup:

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Err u having a dig at me Kenneth? :yes:

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Err u having a dig at me Kenneth? :yes:

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Yep!!and the rest of your race!! :thumbsup:

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Regular soul nights, 6TS used to do the Phoenix in Cavendish Square back of Oxford circus.

Masses of one or two off pub venues. Tony Smith's Carved Red Lion on Essex Rd ran for a while and there wre a million mod revival soul nights we used to go along to occassionally

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Ian

you've listed a couple twice, swan manfield is one

Jaspers for York not Jesters as i said

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Highwaymans Holt all-dyers (Mainly Modern) Snaith out Selby way

Romeo & Juliets Hull All dayers -saw Jesse James live there

Seventh Heaven Doncaster bank holiday dayers

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Probably won't qualify for the list as i only think it was on twice, still worth a mention though.

(apologies if someone's already mentioned it.)

But does anyone remember an all niter Guy Hennigan put on at the

RAZZMATAZZ CLUB in Brierly Hill ?

The venue was absolutely tiny and there were mirrors everywhere!

I think everyone must've banged into at least one before realising!!

And if you were able to have a dance without falling off the dance floor ..... YOU WERE A GOD!

Northern soul in the 80's - absolutely fantastic!!

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central (leeds) down the steps into the cellar bar

a lot like the 100 club in many ways.

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central (leeds) down the steps into the cellar bar

a lot like the 100 club in many ways.

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Been a lot of talk about the 80's being a low point on the northern scene and last week a comment of "during the eighties when the scene was on it's knees" was posted and I thought that was a bit OTT.

I got into Northern 1982/83 and there seemed to be a fair choice of venues that were reasonably well attended. During the early/mid and late eighties we went to, 100 Club, Leighton Buzzard, St Ives, Peterborough, Loughborough, Leicester and Stafford amongst others.

I appreciate although the eighties were by no means a high point of the scene's history compared with the seventies heyday or the early ninetees resurgence. However all the talk that northern soul all but died out during the eighties, is I think an inaccurate overstatement and is unfair on the promoters of the venues of that time.

I'm sure there are other eighties venue's I have missed that we didn't go to. Not sure whether this 'eighties was dead' feeling is a general consensus, or were there folk that went out, danced and like me had a good time back then?

Me and my mate Reg got into it then as young mods and I loved it to say the least and have stayed with it ever since, despite having an anti Northern boyfriend for a while but I still went places and just lied to him! Suffice it to say, that whether it was poor in the overall scheme of things, it was bloody brilliant for those of us who hadn't been around for what passed before. I appreciate that nothing is ever as good as when you first got into it and I say similar now but it's still good now.

There's a clip from The Old Grey WHistle Test on You Tube and it shows us all going to a niter at Tony's New Empress Ballroom in Blackburn in the mid 80's and me and my mate Reg were there walking up the stairs with our mod gear on, carrying a suit bag each with our spare clothes in at one of our first niters, not knowing that soulies carried a bag not a bloody suit holder! and we walked up acting like we'd done it loads of times and then danced like little mod girls and watched all the brilliant dancers spinning and stomping and gliding and were mesmerised. We copied and studied them and realised we'd found our way in life....

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Probably won't qualify for the list as i only think it was on twice, still worth a mention though.

(apologies if someone's already mentioned it.)

wasn't it a restaurant i went once

But does anyone remember an all niter Guy Hennigan put on at the

RAZZMATAZZ CLUB in Brierly Hill ?

The venue was absolutely tiny and there were mirrors everywhere!

I think everyone must've banged into at least one before realising!!

And if you were able to have a dance without falling off the dance floor ..... YOU WERE A GOD!

Northern soul in the 80's - absolutely fantastic!!

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Me and my mate Reg got into it then as young mods and I loved it to say the least and have stayed with it ever since, despite having an anti Northern boyfriend for a while but I still went places and just lied to him! Suffice it to say, that whether it was poor in the overall scheme of things, it was bloody brilliant for those of us who hadn't been around for what passed before. I appreciate that nothing is ever as good as when you first got into it and I say similar now but it's still good now.

There's a clip from The Old Grey WHistle Test on You Tube and it shows us all going to a niter at Tony's New Empress Ballroom in Blackburn in the mid 80's and me and my mate Reg were there walking up the stairs with our mod gear on, carrying a suit bag each with our spare clothes in at one of our first niters, not knowing that soulies carried a bag not a bloody suit holder! and we walked up acting like we'd done it loads of times and then danced like little mod girls and watched all the brilliant dancers spinning and stomping and gliding and were mesmerised. We copied and studied them and realised we'd found our way in life....

How good a post is that :D

I was there that night when Debbie Troops and the crew were setting up. They did quite a few interviews which remained in the can including one with Ion, Kitch and Dean Anderson, with me behind the camera man trying to put them off. Wonder if they're still sitting on a shelf somewhere.

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Low point, you must be joking, the mid 80,s thru early 90,s was incredible, we weren't saddled with this pathetic nostalgia friends re-united bollox that is sweeping the nation now

 

Kev

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Probably won't qualify for the list as i only think it was on twice, still worth a mention though.

(apologies if someone's already mentioned it.)

But does anyone remember an all niter Guy Hennigan put on at the

RAZZMATAZZ CLUB in Brierly Hill ?

The venue was absolutely tiny and there were mirrors everywhere!

I think everyone must've banged into at least one before realising!!

And if you were able to have a dance without falling off the dance floor ..... YOU WERE A GOD!

Northern soul in the 80's - absolutely fantastic!!

 

Yes remember the Brierly Hill nighter (I thought there was only one) well was around '86/87 and post Stafford - remember going to Brierly Hill Station in the morning only to find that trains only stopped there every second Wednesday at 12:45 :D

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I wonder what sort of 'where next musically' threads we'd have had on here were this site around in the 80s :/

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Dayers were still on at the Ritz in the 80's, Berlins had nights on and went to dayers at a wine bar type place off the top end of King Street in Manchester too, name escapes me. 

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Low point, you must be joking, the mid 80,s thru early 90,s was incredible, we weren't saddled with this pathetic nostalgia friends re-united bollox that is sweeping the nation now

Kev

Totally agree Kev - the Up North weekenders were bursting with great Soul tunes and visiting artists like Sam Dees , Mary Love , Charles Walker and many more. And living in London there was some fantastic Soul nights mainly for some reason in the Farringdon area and EC district and also Dingwalls - not forgetting the 100 club and walking into the toilet to see Tony Middleton getting ready to go on stage isn't easily forgotten.I bought some great Soul records during this period from places like Record Corner by singers like Rufus Hunter , Debbie S, Billy Always , Willie Hobbs , Sandra Wright and a recall a real open attitude to tempo and an emphasis on good Soul music.

Cheers

Manus

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Totally agree Kev - the Up North weekenders were bursting with great Soul tunes and visiting artists like Sam Dees , Mary Love , Charles Walker and many more. And living in London there was some fantastic Soul nights mainly for some reason in the Farringdon area and EC district and also Dingwalls - not forgetting the 100 club and walking into the toilet to see Tony Middleton getting ready to go on stage isn't easily forgotten.I bought some great Soul records during this period from place like Record Corner by singers like Rufus Hunter , Debbie S, Billy Always , Willie Hobbs , Sandra Wright and a recall a real open attitude to tempo and an emphasis on good Soul music.

Cheers

Manus

A man of taste Manus, thats for sure, yeah, remember that period being more underground, most people around then really into soul music, it wasn't hip or trendy, the music was the draw, loads and loads of great mid-tempo stuff getting played, great days

 

Kev

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Dayers were still on at the Ritz in the 80's, Berlins had nights on and went to dayers at a wine bar type place off the top end of King Street in Manchester too, name escapes me. 

 

I used to go to Berlin to listen to Colin Curtis back then, but it was more jazz/latin/funk by then to be honest there, if my memory serves, which it frequently doesn't. Got heavily in to jazz/funk 81 onward, Cassanellis in Standish, Studio in Nantwich, Jazz Defectors and funk/soul dayers at the Ritz in Manchester etc, it didn't last.

Should have stayed on the Northern Scene me thinks now.

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Wasn't this thread started in the 80s? :lol:

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