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The Definitive Wigan Casino Sound

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Afternoon Of The Rhino - Mike Post . I have never seen a dancefloor in my life as packed or as animated as when this was at its height of popularity at Wigan.

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Wow, that clip brought all back. I still have the most vivid memory of one night looking over the balcony (as I did from time to time) and seeing an absolutely rammed dance floor going at Rhino when it was at it's height. The most jaw dropping sight I've ever seen, and ever likely to see. They were even giving it some on the outskirts of the floor and on the balcony. I often think if I could have captured any one time at the casino on film that would have been it. The sound clip is great but not wishing to detract from it, it can never even come close to actually being there in the heat and surrounded by the buzz. Atmosphere you felt you could reach out and grasp. A film clip of it would have been magnificent, but even then it would fall short for actually being there.

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Depends when you went..78-81..top three sounds in chronological order; Del Capris/Construction, Christene Cooper/Vicky Bains, Joe Matthews/The Group....each of them Searling's no.1 sound at the time

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"Have you got owt???"

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Wow, that clip brought all back. I still have the most vivid memory of one night looking over the balcony (as I did from time to time) and seeing an absolutely rammed dance floor going at Rhino when it was at it's height. The most jaw dropping sight I've ever seen, and ever likely to see. They were even giving it some on the outskirts of the floor and on the balcony. I often think if I could have captured any one time at the casino on film that would have been it. The sound clip is great but not wishing to detract from it, it can never even come close to actually being there in the heat and surrounded by the buzz. Atmosphere you felt you could reach out and grasp. A film clip of it would have been magnificent, but even then it would fall short for actually being there.

You could see over the balcony ? :thumbsup:

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No contest lol

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No contest lol

No Mark , it was that Tony Gamble record :thumbsup: ......

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Bloody brilliant Malc! You know we used to have a black guy from Southampton FRANK POWELL, went everywhere in the 70s and early 80s and he did that exact dance with the foot swing travelling a little further for 15 years! Never variated as anybody who knew FRANK will testify...FRANK testifies for the Jehovas Shitlessness's today....Do the 'Lurch' baby!thumbsup.gif

Frank calls at our shop sometimes, buys his Manifesto & goes back to Southampton!! Remember him from 70s - always was a funny chap - no surprise he's with the JWs!!

Think the Ted Cassidy was to do with Ady & Clarkie - big Yate tune!!

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a record that stands out for me (from my very few visits) was: Bunny Sigler - Follow your heart

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You could see over the balcony ? laugh.gif

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Only when I was high Malc wicked.gif

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Only when I was high Malc wicked.gif

You and me shloud be on the stage Dave ........ there is one leaving in 10 minutes :thumbup:

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used to possess a tape circa 74 with all the classics on( listed on "how many times" thread) the jewells anthem really made the hairs stand on end, 1000+ soulies clapping in unison to the 8 count break before the music blasted into its finale and the balladic intro to harold melvin's "get out", again regimented clapping......music really WAS celebrated then....how many nights and all-nighters do you go to where you sense that spiritual camaraderie....clapping in perfect time is as respectful as dancing but WHEN was the last time you witness a 1000 soulies all doing that?.

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the tomangoes

tomangoes ..................correct sir...............

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chapter 5 does it for methumbup.gif

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Bobby Paris - I walked away

Also at the same time......

Teddy Vann - Theme from......

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Doesn't do it for me,mate! thumbsup.gif

SAM WARD...........wink.gif

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Now that does do it for me! thumbsup.gif

THOUGHT IT WOULD............ YOU AND ME BOTH MATEthumbsup.gif

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the creation - i got the fever ph34r.gif

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Doesn't do it for me,mate! thumbsup.gif

but when it was played on those speakers at wigan,it was feckin awesome:thumbup:

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I can remember the 1st playing of Eddie Fosters "I never knew". My mate Phil Taylor taped it and was playing it back at the station when we were waiting to go home. Kev Roberts was there and was gutted that someone had a pressable recording and tried to bribe him with a Russ Monster tape

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Disregarding FW for a moment what is the definitive Wigan Casino NS record, that is the one 45 that sums it up. Epitome of Sound maybe ????

Russ

all the bigest and rarest records of to date came out of wigan

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I can remember the 1st playing of Eddie Fosters "I never knew". My mate Phil Taylor taped it and was playing it back at the station when we were waiting to go home. Kev Roberts was there and was gutted that someone had a pressable recording and tried to bribe him with a Russ Monster tape

He shoulda bribed him with something a bit more exoticthumbsup.gif

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He shoulda bribed him with something a bit more exoticthumbsup.gif

Agreed - 5 G&C's would have been a done deal

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On ‎25‎/‎01‎/‎2010 at 00:09, Dave Turner said:

Tomangoes

Jades (I'm Where It's At)

G.Davis & R.Tyler

Saxie Russell

 

Also I can never ever forget, when it was at the height of it's popularity, Mike Post "Rhino". Whether anyone likes the track or not there's no denying the place just used to erupt.

Blimey, Those were the days.....:hatsoff2: 

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Lou pride --I'm coming home

Jimmy Mack --my world

Detroit executives --cool off

Willie mitchie --The champion

Embers--watch out girl

The Four perfections -- I'm not strong enough 

Ace cannon-- sea cruise 

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Got to be this one for me.

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  To quote a comment put up on YouTube, The Velvet Satins was one of the best sounds to ever come out of the Casino Speakers....:thumbsup:  :hatsoff2: 

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12 hours ago, SOULMAN62 said:

Got to be this one for me.

This

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Landslide

Stick by me baby

You didn't say a word

 

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RS once told me he thought the most perfect Wigan sound was the Casualeers.

Dx

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Frankie and the Classicals - What Shall I Do

 Nancy Wilson - The End Of Our love

  Connie Clark - My Sugar Baby

  Little Anthony - Better Use Your Head

  Bobby Paris - Night Owl

  Larry Santos - You Got Me Where You Want Me

 Bobby Hutton - Lend A Hand

 Timothy Wilson - I Must Love You

 Al De Lory - Right On

  Yum Yums - Gonna Be A Big Thing       

    

  

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Got to be this one surely.

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On 05/03/2010 at 21:11, sheldonsoul said:

chapter 5 does it for methumbup.gif

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And me.

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Willie Hutch : The Duck---Love runs out.

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Great theme for a thread, but tricky to do it justice in one song title. As already mentioned earlier, it partly depends on when you attended. Blown away by the atmosphere in Mike Post's Afternoon Of The Rhino but how about 'Strings A Go Go' by Bob Wilson Sounds or the Checkerboard Squares as it is known today? Every month there was a 'definitive sound', one that captured the moment, set the floor alight, stuck in your mind for days, months and years. Tomangoes was a slow burner compared to Saxie Russell. The Flasher probably created more stir than Dance, Dance, Dance. I would agree with lots of the tracks already mentioned by the Salvadors, Willie Mitchell, Jades, Jewels, etc but would add Gloria Jones 'Tainted Love', and perhaps the Vel-Vets 'I GotTo Find Me Somebody'.

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Has to be this for me, I jumped off the balcony to get to the dancefloor as I couldn't get down the stairs when it played one night.

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