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I was an old git of 26 by then.

I found out later why a lot of people would not talk to me at first.

it was because i was a bit older than the norm,they thought i was the plain clothes drug squad.

First record i heard was Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - Loving Rules.

Sadly i dont think this gets played anywhere anymore,its rather a forgotten oldie.

Stu.

Same thing happened to me on my last visit to Wig, probably didn't help that I was on my own and about 3 foot taller than the little sprog who accused me - nearly cracked up laughing cos his voice had hardly broken...no.gif

Patti Labelle, great track, been spun a couple of times round here recently by Nige Brown and myself.

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Leeds Central, August 1972, age 15.  Jean Carter, James Barnett, Alice Clark,Billy Kennedy, Duke Browner, Fuller Brothers....... I  think I have a tape somewhere. This was a 'different world

The Dungeon club in Nottingham late 1965 can't remember the first record but remember the atmosphere walking down the stone stairs to the basement, that is why allnighters  have always been my prefere

Wigan Casino November 1974 to see Edwin Starr, don't remember the first record I heard though 'Thumb A Ride' always sticks in my mind. Memories include going in Dinks' coach from Winchester and stoppi

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whistling.gifwheel with pete balance & mick mulins 67 first record heard was Elgins "put your self in my place" haunting while queueing to get in happy days ph34r.gifjohno

Hello Soulcarp,

Am just trying to put name to face as i may know you? The two people you mention are very much embedded in my memories, Pete 'ginger' Balance, rip and Mick Mullins, have spent many many and many a happy hour with them at various venues, went to the same schools etc, although they were in the next year up. Me and Pete lived 100yds (sorry metres) apart, Mick lived in the next village, (just by the river). Other people within this, could be; Mr Edwards, Mr Sinnet, Mr Box, Mr Barrett, Ms Wilson etc, some happy days. P.S. i am trying to think of first records, venues etc, but it is not easy, Herbie Mann? Jerry Butler? Billy Butler? James Carr? whatever it was it motivated something in my brain, and 42 yrs later I can honestly say that a day does not go by without me listen to a record with 'A SOUL' in it.

Regards Jimmy Welsh.

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First was a Mod allnighter Lemon Tree Club Scarborough '87?? One of the Tony Class ones. I was only 14! Can't remember the first record but someone was playing Ray Barrettos' Soul Drummers in a near by bar or hotel foyer before we went in!

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My first, The Attic Doncaster,

was a large dancehall built above the co-operative stores, big venue,

can't remember year, first tune heard on entering, Willie Tee, walking up a one way street.thumbup.gif

hi the 40 th anniversary do was last month for the attic -co-op ballroom i spent 8 hours at donny on a boxing day waiting for it to open, ferkin frozen , trudging the streets, until a doorman (god bless him) at the DANUM HOTEL let us in to the reception area to get our circulation back , had a good time when we got in ---last niter i ever went to without a car. about 18 months later was walking up those bloody enormous staircases when loads of coppers ran past! i turned round and again spent a couple of hours ferkin freezin on the streets of donny while the big raid was on until they pissed off and again had a goo d niter albeit a lot less crowded, a few months later it was closed.i ended up going to a dog track in earls barton 100 miles down the m1 for good block up,

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could have been later just remember it getting raided few lads from my way getting caught up in it regards johno

reading your name took me back to an all niter at the dungeon about 1968 travelled back with a johno (wore a levi leather jean jacket )and marsh from donny they knew big and little cogsy and chris farrel also from donny could you be the same johno?

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The above question is no problem whatsoever...Wigan Casino-1974...Goodbye Nothin' To Say-The Javells featuring Nosmo King :thumbsup:

The Torch opening night, no idea what 1st sound was "off me 'ead" like :yes: in later weeks I was standing in the que to get in when they played "Hit & Run" and the crowd outside started a stampede to get onto the dancefloor, lifted my mate Phil right of his feet !!!:ohmy:

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Bugger me forgot about Bisley did go there too around 76' Inter City Soul Club also remember Shades Of Green in Camberley.

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

It would have either been Yate or Bisley 75 (wished I'd payed more attention at the time )

The first tune that I heard at Bisley was Purple haze- Johnny Jones . I remember being baffled at the time but really excited...yes.gif

& the last record that night was Walter Jackson -Where have all the flowers gone ?

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Hot Foot from Worcester ...... Casino...Early 74...First Record was "Grooving at the Go Go" - Four Larks !!

I Never Looked Back !!

That was the first ever NS tune I heard at The Cats, Alan S played it :thumbsup:

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On 22/05/2010 at 10:01, Jimmy Welsh said:

 

 

 

Hello Soulcarp,

Am just trying to put name to face as i may know you? The two people you mention are very much embedded in my memories, Pete 'ginger' Balance, rip and Mick Mullins, have spent many many and many a happy hour with them at various venues, went to the same schools etc, although they were in the next year up. Me and Pete lived 100yds (sorry metres) apart, Mick lived in the next village, (just by the river). Other people within this, could be; Mr Edwards, Mr Sinnet, Mr Box, Mr Barrett, Ms Wilson etc, some happy days. P.S. i am trying to think of first records, venues etc, but it is not easy, Herbie Mann? Jerry Butler? Billy Butler? James Carr? whatever it was it motivated something in my brain, and 42 yrs later I can honestly say that a day does not go by without me listen to a record with 'A SOUL' in it.

 

Regards Jimmy Welsh.

Taken me nine years to find this yes Ed ,Bob Synnott, dave r.i.p., 

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On 24/01/2010 at 00:53, Mark Bicknell said:

 

 

Bugger me forgot about Bisley did go there too around 76' Inter City Soul Club also remember Shades Of Green in Camberley.

 

Regards - Mark Bicknell.

Hi Mark,

Wow someone else who went to Shades of Green 76 or 75.   Now that was a classy club!!!!   Can you remember the DJ other than Kim Gold?

Too many beers since then as I can't decide whether Bisley (probably), was the first all nighter or if it was Wigan.

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That'd be Steve Simpson, who used to go to Yate. Mark spins tunes on the scene to this day, mainly 'modern'. Think he did Cleethorpes a few years backthumbsup.gif

Yep Steve, he was in one of the main photos taken outside of Wigan featured in Blues & Soul and often reproduced since.

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Ah yes, the Capricorn, run by Martin Junior, the metal work 'teacher' at Heron Wood secondary modern, the first taste of northern for many an aspiring Aldershot soul boythumbsup.gif

Funny enough my main memories of the Cap, are watching the second Ali/Frazier, a dodgy pinball where if you wacked the machine in the right place it nearly always gave you a replay, scotters all over the playground and the Matador by Major Lance. 

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Casino november 1974 got in remember thinking it was expensive didnt realise edwin starr was on did half his set and then started again coz the people at the back couldnt hear him.still got the badge with his face on from that night

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Inter City Soul Club at Yate courtesy of the late John Harvey, and of course Wigan Casino 1974/5.....Wish I could have those times back........ 

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Portsmouth Marina 1970....then after Blackpool v Chelsea Cup match in 1971 or 72 we stayed over to check out the Highland Room at the Mecca till 2 and on to the Torch I think after that...let the magic begin.

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The Fleet Peterborough 1985 (Maybe 86) 'The New Wanderers - This Man In Love' & 'The Lucky Charms - Tied To Your Heart'

I remember wondering why all these people were chewing gum :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

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Place called The Golden Disc in Keighley in 1966 & just turned 15 - 1st & only time I went there. After that, I was at The Twisted Wheel almost every weekend - very occasionally went to The Plebs (Halifax) or The Birdtrap (nr Burnley), but more often the Wheel - it won hands down for me. I was there just about every weekend from 1966-70. Told my parents I was sleeping at a mate's house - she used to say she was sleeping at mine...…...happy days! 

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On 24/03/2019 at 00:02, ROBNEWBURY said:

Portsmouth Marina 1970....then after Blackpool v Chelsea Cup match in 1971 or 72 we stayed over to check out the Highland Room at the Mecca till 2 and on to the Torch I think after that...let the magic begin.

 

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The Fleet Peterborough 1985 (Maybe 86) 'The New Wanderers - This Man In Love' & 'The Lucky Charms - Tied To Your Heart'

I remember wondering why all these people were chewing gum :wink:

Len :thumbsup:

Rob 1974  ?    😕.         For the  bazooka Joe comics len 😉

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1 hour ago, Spain pete said:

 

Rob 1974  ?    😕.         For the  bazooka Joe comics len 😉

Nah...Jan 15th1972 I think mate

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Wigan Casino Dec 76, went with a mate from work Louis from Buxton because non of my local mates were allowed out all night 🙂 Records I recall were Ron Holden and The Reflections Adam and Eve.

 

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Being a mere pup of 55 it was Curtis Mayfield at Hinckley in 83 - the boss started in 70 at the Wheel. Dx

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100 Club 1983. Records that stood out were Johnny Caswell’s “You don’t love me any more” and Eddie Bishop’s “Call me”.

I had a very steep learning curve on dance floor etiquette that night  i.e. do not bump into older Scotsmen when dancing too enthusiastically.

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Mods revival allnighter which was on the last friday of aug 79 , i was fifteen ( i looked about flippin twelve , Lilly bryant , meet me halfway! Which was flippin loud! And the vibration and the clapping, and the heat , took me by complete surpirise, ito say i was excited doesnt really describe it , took ma jacket off and only left the dancefloor once , when our kid dragged me off, to buy me a drink,  back i went til it the three before eight, ( never seen milk that blue). Didnt return til i left school the following june,  then every week bar one sat night when we turned up and the place was closed! Didnt attend the last allnighter or the very last one , couldnt face it really! But  it changed me , for the better i believe, introduced me to people i love to this day, some i still miss, and some who taught me lessons when i didnt recognise there were lessons to be learned! 

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Leeds Central, August 1972, age 15. 

Jean Carter, James Barnett, Alice Clark,Billy Kennedy, Duke Browner, Fuller Brothers....... I  think I have a tape somewhere.

This was a 'different world', the only tunes I knew up to that point were the re issues of the day on Mojo, Chess & Jay Boy, played in the youth clubs.

First time I saw lots of folks with eyes like saucers, chewing gum- puzzled at first, but I soon caught on!!

Tim.

 

 

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I've  probably  posted this before on this theme but December 1964 the Jazz Club  Halifax (Plebians).

It's been a long and happy journey 👍

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The Dungeon club in Nottingham late 1965 can't remember the first record but remember the atmosphere walking down the stone stairs to the basement, that is why allnighters  have always been my preference to soul nights different music and different people. Sam Moore 

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St. Ives Feb/Mar 1976 ... can't recall first record heard but sort of sounds played around this time (for posterity!) included:

Main Room Soul Sam, John Vincent, Ginger & Eddie, Tony Dellar:
Nate Evans - This Time With Feeling
Kenny Smith - Lord What's Happening
Buster & Eddie - Can't Be Still 
Lynn Vernado - Wash & Wear Love
Dobie Gray - Honey You Can't Take It Back
Maurice Williams - Being Without You
Jerry Fuller - Double Life
Pointer Sisters - Send Him Back
Jeanette Harper - Put Me In Your Pocket
Kim Tolliver - I Don't Know What Foot To Dance On
Johnny Jones & King Casuals - Purple Haze
Prince George - Wrong Crowd
Today's People - S.O.S.
Players (Cameo) - Find My Way
Babe Ruth - Elusive

Instrumentals
Mistura - Flasher
Willie Mitchell - The Champion
Magic Band - Falbala
Raw Soul - The Gig
Sam Ambrose - They'll Be Coming
Alfie Khan - Law Of The Land
Isaac Hayes Movement - Disco Connection

Oldies Room Brian Rae:
Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
Soul Twins - Quick Change Artist
Jewels - We Got Togetherness
Tempos - Countdown Here I Come
Superlatives -I Still Love You
Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
Velours / Four Seasons - I'm Gonna Change
J.J. Barnes - Our Love Is In The Pocket
Epitome Of Sound - You Don't Love Me
Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By

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Coalville Tiffany’s in 75/6 run by Neil Rushton and others, think it was Heart of England Soul Club.

Definitely before Chris Kings do’s there.

Cool Off - Detroit Executives

Jimmy Mack - My World Is On Fire

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Wigan Casino 1974 and what a night it was. The hairs on the back of my neck still stand up whenever I think about it. I remember being very excited on the way to the Casino and I was not disapointed.

 

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St. Ives Feb/Mar 1976 ... 

Oldies Room Brian Rae:
Major Lance - You Don't Want Me No More
Soul Twins - Quick Change Artist
Jewels - We Got Togetherness
Tempos - Countdown Here I Come
Superlatives -I Still Love You
Salvadors - Stick By Me Baby
Velours / Four Seasons - I'm Gonna Change
J.J. Barnes - Our Love Is In The Pocket
Epitome Of Sound - You Don't Love Me
Tobi Legend - Time Will Pass You By

Interesting that by 76 those tracks were deemed 'Oldies'...  

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On 16/02/2020 at 10:46, Zed1 said:

Interesting that by 76 those tracks were deemed 'Oldies'...  

I think (?) most of these were Torch sounds except for the last 2 - Epitome Of Sound & Tobi Legend I believe were Casino spins.

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On 21/05/2010 at 03:33, Guest Phoenix8049 said:

Wigan early 77.

I went with Dave Withers from Manchester he was selling some records in the record bar.

I was an old git of 26 by then.

I found out later why a lot of people would not talk to me at first.

it was because i was a bit older than the norm,they thought i was the plain clothes drug squad.

First record i heard was Patti LaBelle & The Bluebelles - Loving Rules.

Sadly i dont think this gets played anywhere anymore,its rather a forgotten oldie.

 

Stu.

Brilliant tune

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My first Nighter was Wigan Casino September 1974 coach from Wolverhampton with my mate Neil "Brew" Brewin. he was only 15 at the time.

I had my 18th birthday in January 1975 and spent it at the Casino, rather than out with my other mates at a pub. Music Harold Melvin - Get Out and Gary Lewis and the Playboys - My Hearts Symphony

Larry

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Later than many, Peterborough Wirrina in '85 I think, age of sixteen . A group of us came down from Nottingham in a van - Simmo, Crewy, Tucker, Jo90 etc. It was in the big hall and well attended.

I can't remember a single tune (and not for the obvious reason), just because I was taking it all in. It seemed so mysterious, intimidating and intoxicating at first and the music was ace. I was probably one of the youngest in there and looked it.  

I do remember being surprised by the 1970s and more recent music played, in my head being trained at Rob's Records and on Kent/Inferno etc LPs. I didn't appreciate that sound music then but of course here we are nearly thirty five years later and I'm into all areas of the style and associated music too.

Arrived at the nighter a young Mod, left the all-nighter focused more about Northern Soul after that.

By about '87 I was struggling to find local nighters in Nottingham and ended up in the early House scene for a couple of years (while still collecting Soul) before getting back to Soul as things seemed to take off again from about 1991.

 

 

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This event was promoted by Mick Maguire, Billy Whizz’s younger brother and I think a guy called Skip who was a popular local DJ and who tragically passed away a couple of years later.

My main recollection of the night was foolishly passing up a copy of Darrell Banks Is Here LP ( £2.00 ) for a bootleg copy of Our Love / Open The Door To Your Heart. What a div! I was only 15 though.

Seem to remember The Flasher being played a few times.

A couple of months later my mates and I became regulars at St Ives.

 


 

 

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