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I've just been contacted by a friend on Faceache with the following message "i need a really good northern soul cd to impress a woman with! can you burn me one? i'll pay p&p...."

How the hell do you choose what to put on a CD for someone that could be an avid all nighter goer up on all that's current or alternatively have a distant memory of Muriel Day.

I wouldn't be much of a 'wing man' if I got it wrong :unsure: and he needs all the help he can get :lol:

I have asked him for some more clues but it's not easy to explain is it.

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I've just been contacted by a friend on Faceache with the following message "i need a really good northern soul cd to impress a woman with! can you burn me one? i'll pay p&p...."

How the hell do you choose what to put on a CD for someone that could be an avid all nighter goer up on all that's current or alternatively have a distant memory of Muriel Day.

I wouldn't be much of a 'wing man' if I got it wrong whistling.gif and he needs all the help he can get laugh.gif

I have asked him for some more clues but it's not easy to explain is it.

Not an easy job , does she like Northern soul ? or is she new to it ? either way i would put some uptempo 60's girly sounds on they are so easy going and happy, almost everyone likes 60's music in some shape or form , so that could be a winner thumbup.gif xxxx

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A girl in my office has told me her husband used to like Northern and is thinking of doing one of the local Norwich nights. So I've dug out a CD we gave away at the Backstreet Soul Club a few years back. It contains some stompers, Motown and one or two tracks from well known artists (Ike & Tina etc) Hopefully it will do the trick.

No Snake, Bottle, Moonlight Music & You etc though!

Mark

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A girl in my office has told me her husband used to like Northern and is thinking of doing one of the local Norwich nights. So I've dug out a CD we gave away at the Backstreet Soul Club a few years back. It contains some stompers, Motown and one or two tracks from well known artists (Ike & Tina etc) Hopefully it will do the trick.

No Snake, Bottle, Moonlight Music & You etc though!

Mark

I think the same, also girlie 60's numbers like Di says!:thumbsup:

It needs to grab her attention from the off so i would start with a couple of stormers & ebb & flow from high to mid tempo throughout before slowing it down near the end!:thumbup:

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I think the same, also girlie 60's numbers like Di says!thumbsup.gif

It needs to grab her attention from the off so i would start with a couple of stormers & ebb & flow from high to mid tempo throughout before slowing it down near the end!biggrin.gif

Good thinkin'thumbsup.gif

But how would you program the CD?

T

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If by "impress" he means "romance" then stick some pretty midtempo stuff on mostly by guys singing about love etc but not getting knickers off or anything like that.

If however he means to impress with his selection of rare quality soul could you not ring a mate and borrow some.

ROD

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I've just been contacted by a friend on Faceache with the following message "i need a really good northern soul cd to impress a woman with! can you burn me one? i'll pay p&p...."

How the hell do you choose what to put on a CD for someone that could be an avid all nighter goer up on all that's current or alternatively have a distant memory of Muriel Day.

I wouldn't be much of a 'wing man' if I got it wrong whistling.gif and he needs all the help he can get laugh.gif

I have asked him for some more clues but it's not easy to explain is it.

Ged

bang a load of motown on it with a smattering of modern / disco type things and tell your mate - whilst relying on pub landlord-esque philosophizin - to utter the immortal words: "that's all you need to know sweets." thumbsup.gif

I do understand your predicament though. When I first met my missus I tried the "I'm a soulie, its my life and therefore you too must love and embrace it" routine (which, as you well know, was fairly cutting edge in Barrow in the 1980s!). "Listen to this tape, you'll like it, particularly the Tony Middleton (spanish maiden) track; what with it's latin influence you girls are sure to love it". Eighteen years of marriage later she still tells me how much she hates it and has done "ever since you did me that bloody tape" So, come to think of it, your load is lighter because even if it's shite it won't matter in the short term. However, the price for getting it wrong will be paid in full from here to eternity. No pressure then ... laugh.gif

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I think shes a bit cheeky ,what next pints all night ! then lifts al over country to niters or wat if she gets al soppy an trys to stop u goin altogther ! Sounds too complicated . nah tel her to do one

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I think shes a bit cheeky ,what next pints all night ! then lifts al over country to niters or wat if she gets al soppy an trys to stop u goin altogther ! Sounds too complicated . nah tel her to do one

shag her first though

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Lol

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Thanks for the conflicting advice everyone :thumbsup::thumbup:

Mark has sent me this reply to my plea for more guidance:

"oh honestly.....

she goes to a couple of the clubs down here around hertfordshire - i've had a look at her cd collection and her taste looks pretty mainstream - just those usual northern compilations that everyone has, and some more soul type soul - basically i just want something that will excite her and make her happy, whilst being a bit less mainstream than the usual compilations. You are so precious Mr Parker!!

i mean obviously being a woman she loves the original tainted love, we bonded over al wilson so like i say, pretty mainstream. i would guess older stuff."

So it's the simple task of oldies like Tainted Love and The Snake but less mainstream :g::thumbup:

There's a couple of you female types from Letchworth area on here I seem to remember. If it's one of you your too good for him btw :yes:

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If however he means to impress with his selection of rare quality soul could you not ring a mate and borrow some.

ROD

:thumbsup::thumbup: :thumbup: :yes::g:

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Here ya go, burn her this, get a box of Thornton's and a family box of ribbed condoms and remember to turn those bad boys inside out coz its not just for her pleasure!

I just played these to my missus and she is now pregnant!

MAXINE BROWN, IT`S TORTURE

Carla Thomas --- I'll Never Stop Loving You

carol anderson sad girl

BROWN SUGAR - THE GAME IS OVER

beloyd get into your life

MODERN SOUL JESSE JAMES If you want a Love affair

MANDRILL TOO LATE

Ronnie McNeir - Sitting in my Class

Gayle Adams "Baby I Need Your Loving" 1982

Richard Darbyshire - This I swear

Ronnie Walker You've Got To Try Harder

JACKIE WILSON --- IT ONLY HAPPENS (WHEN I LOOK AT YOU)

Jackie Wilson - Because Of You

JACKIE WILSON - THE WHISPER GETTIN LOUDER

Mickey Moonshine Name It You Got It

rose batiste - hit and run

Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star - Band I'll Be Around

alfie davison love is a serious business

The Dells - Your Song

Eddie Holman -- I'll Surrender

Marie Knight --- That's No Way To Treat A Girl

All these tracks are on youtube, just rip em out of there.

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Just gonna pate a couple of those into here

Ronnie Walker You've Got To Try Harder

Doug Parkinson & The Southern Star - Band I'll Be Around

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=4CYLVkxaUqY

JACKIE WILSON - THE WHISPER GETTIN LOUDER

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Here ya go, burn her this, get a box of Thornton's and a family box of ribbed condoms and remember to turn those bad boys inside out coz its not just for her pleasure!

Just for the avoidance of doubt and my marriage btw :thumbsup:

This is for a friend (Mark Horne) who knows jack sh1t about northern to impress HIS new lady.

You lot will be getting me clobbered :thumbup::lol:

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Thanks for the conflicting advice everyone thumbsup.gif:laugh:

Mark has sent me this reply to my plea for more guidance:

"oh honestly.....

she goes to a couple of the clubs down here around hertfordshire - i've had a look at her cd collection and her taste looks pretty mainstream - just those usual northern compilations that everyone has, and some more soul type soul - basically i just want something that will excite her and make her happy, whilst being a bit less mainstream than the usual compilations. You are so precious Mr Parker!!

i mean obviously being a woman she loves the original tainted love, we bonded over al wilson so like i say, pretty mainstream. i would guess older stuff."

So it's the simple task of oldies like Tainted Love and The Snake but less mainstream :chinstroke::laugh:

There's a couple of you female types from Letchworth area on here I seem to remember. If it's one of you your too good for him btw :yes:

As I said mate, it's a no brainer: bit of motown and a couple of modern / disco type things - that's all you need to know sweets.thumbsup.gif (Buy me a pint next time you see me and we'll call it quits)

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As I said mate, it's a no brainer: bit of motown and a couple of modern / disco type things - that's all you need to know sweets.thumbsup.gif (Buy me a pint next time you see me and we'll call it quits)

do us a Cd that'll impress me please Phil.

I would suggest avoiding your own advice...

though you can call me sweets if ya like :laugh:

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wicked.gif

Hey Kirsty, I'd burn you a CD but you'd have to wear that Bunny Girl cozy !!!

Arooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhgarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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i love guys answers!!the typical one was shag her first.good shags are worth waiting for. anyway girls love sexy music THEE MIDNIGHTERS-GIVING UP ON LOVE,JACKIE-JUST BE SINCERE,GLORIA SHANNON-TEARS,BOBBY SHEEN ETC.it never fails to put a woman in the mood.sue

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Hey Ged mate, if i wanted to impress a woman, the last thing i'd be doing was giving her a f******g ....CD whistling.gif

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Hey Ged mate, if i wanted to impress a woman, the last thing i'd be doing was giving her a f******g ....CD whistling

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

KTF.

Drew.

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Just for the avoidance of doubt and my marriage btw :thumbup:

This is for a friend (Mark Horne) who knows jack sh1t about northern to impress HIS new lady.

You lot will be getting me clobbered :thumbup::lol:

doesn't his new bird like glammy indie bands or summat :lol: (say hello to him from me wink.gif)

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I've just been contacted by a friend on Faceache with the following message "i need a really good northern soul cd to impress a woman with! can you burn me one? i'll pay p&p...."

How the hell do you choose what to put on a CD for someone that could be an avid all nighter goer up on all that's current or alternatively have a distant memory of Muriel Day.

I wouldn't be much of a 'wing man' if I got it wrong whistling.gif and he needs all the help he can get laugh.gif

I have asked him for some more clues but it's not easy to explain is it.

Ged, tell him to cut to the chaste, and insist he's an OVO guy, and would a 7 inch version of the snake do for starters,rolleyes.gif would also suggest he wears a hard hat and gumshield in case of a negative responseg.gif

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I have just been looking over some of last months topics and find this subject very amusing to say the least. Have you guys ever thought for a minute that there are a lot of girls on the scene who have just as much knowledge as many of the boys. We have great record collections and impeccable taste where we have many a time educated you guys on records, labels, prices etc..

I hope you managed to impress your new woman but if you want my advise the best way to impress a lass is to treat her as your equal, talk records, labels, c/up's with her but don't underestimate her taste and her enthusiasm for hearing new sounds and getting to hear records which she may have never heard even though you have.

One thing you lads might want to keep in mind - there may be girls playing "dumb" as a test to see just how clued up you are. You may be compiling cd's with tracks that she heard first time out and even owns an original... Now how unimpressed would she be then!!!

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I have just been looking over some of last months topics and find this subject very amusing to say the least. Have you guys ever thought for a minute that there are a lot of girls on the scene who have just as much knowledge as many of the boys. We have great record collections and impeccable taste where we have many a time educated you guys on records, labels, prices etc..

I hope you managed to impress your new woman but if you want my advise the best way to impress a lass is to treat her as your equal, talk records, labels, c/up's with her but don't underestimate her taste and her enthusiasm for hearing new sounds and getting to hear records which she may have never heard even though you have.

One thing you lads might want to keep in mind - there may be girls playing "dumb" as a test to see just how clued up you are. You may be compiling cd's with tracks that she heard first time out and even owns an original... Now how unimpressed would she be then!!!

Superb post give that lady a medal thumbup.gif couldn`t have put it better myself good.gif

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Hey I'm married to Dave Molloy and he is still playing me tunes what haven't wooed me enough to go to second base lol

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Superb post give that lady a medal thumbup.gif couldn`t have put it better myself good.gif

Seconded, can`t and won`t argue with that, good post ask the wifethumbup.gif

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Impress a woman with a Northern CD------------------------hmmm...................that sounds like the foundation of a long lasting relationship

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Play albums by Sade,Alexander O'Neil or Luther Vandross and the kit comes off quite easily... whistling.gif

maybe al green, teddy prendergrass or especially dennis taylorinnocent.gif

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Denis Taylor?? Would he be potting the pink.... whistling.gif

Now how did i know you was going to say that no.gif

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No idea!! But he could be going in off the brown....is that my taxi?? whistling.gifthumbup.gif

no.gif

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why would you want to impress a woman anyway huh.gif once she realises you have to rely on your mates for everything she will soon be shagging your mates anyway laugh.gif

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Play albums by Sade. . .

Most people assume she had some kind of exotic upbringing . . . but no . . . she went to my school . . . Clacton-on-Sea County High School.

An Essex girl!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sade_Adu

Still . . . as long as THEY don't know that . . . whistling.gifwhistling.gif

MB

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WHAT!!!?? i don't care l'd still sh*g her until the neighbours complained of the smell!! thumbup.gif

By eck lad ,you've a lovely turn of phrase!!!!!!!!!

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WHAT!!!??

It's really funny. If you look on our school on Friends Reunited she is the ONLY claim to fame that school ever had!!

Her Mum was still living in Clacton last thing I heard - but that's a few years ago.

Mark

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do us a Cd that'll impress me please Phil.

I would suggest avoiding your own advice...

though you can call me sweets if ya like laugh.gif

Tell me where you live and I'll sort it Kirst ph34r.giflaugh.gif

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Tell me where you live and I'll sort it Kirst ph34r.giflaugh.gif

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She lives in that little faraway secret place inside your mind where you sometimes drift of to in times

of boredom unsure.gif

Nay the lovely Kirst lives in Yorkshire sorry to spoil yer dream laugh.gif

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Tell me where you live and I'll sort it Kirst ph34r.giflaugh.gif

FFS don't give him your address Kirsty, I've heard about the sort of parcels Phil sends whistling.gif

Anyway Ged, give us an update. What sort of tunes did you put on the CD, and did it have the desired effect?

T x

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I have just been looking over some of last months topics and find this subject very amusing to say the least. Have you guys ever thought for a minute that there are a lot of girls on the scene who have just as much knowledge as many of the boys. We have great record collections and impeccable taste where we have many a time educated you guys on records, labels, prices etc..

I hope you managed to impress your new woman but if you want my advise the best way to impress a lass is to treat her as your equal, talk records, labels, c/up's with her but don't underestimate her taste and her enthusiasm for hearing new sounds and getting to hear records which she may have never heard even though you have.

One thing you lads might want to keep in mind - there may be girls playing "dumb" as a test to see just how clued up you are. You may be compiling cd's with tracks that she heard first time out and even owns an original... Now how unimpressed would she be then!!!

Great reply, my thoughts exactly! If someone gave me a cd on our first date I would find it quite strange. What if she like heavy metal or techno music ?? In my experience when you try to impress someone it always backfires. What if she really likes it and discovers he was lying all along. Honesty is the best policy. I do find it very amusing that some men think that women only like pop, girly group or smooth sexy music. This thread just reminds me of all the times that men have approached me at soul events thinking that I know nothing about the music. One guy went on and on about the history of northern soul saying that he loved the music blah blah but when I quizzed him he actually had'nt heard of Wigan Casino, had only been to the 100 club two times in his life and usually frequented night clubs such as the ministry of sound. He was just a trendy type trying it on. I do collect records and have a real passion for the music as do many women on the scene.

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WELL SAID IMOGEN thumbsup.gif HOWS U MY DEAR SEE YOU NEXT WEEK good.gif

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Great reply, my thoughts exactly! If someone gave me a cd on our first date I would find it quite strange. What if she like heavy metal or techno music ?? In my experience when you try to impress someone it always backfires. What if she really likes it and discovers he was lying all along. Honesty is the best policy. I do find it very amusing that some men think that women only like pop, girly group or smooth sexy music. This thread just reminds me of all the times that men have approached me at soul events thinking that I know nothing about the music. One guy went on and on about the history of northern soul saying that he loved the music blah blah but when I quizzed him he actually had'nt heard of Wigan Casino , had only been to the 100 club two times in his life and usually frequented night clubs such as the ministry of sound. He was just a trendy type trying it on. I do collect records and have a real passion for the music as do many women on the scene.

well that rules mark freeman out as the culpritlaugh.gif

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