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Del Satins - Baby You're The Fire.

Had me going off like a catherine wheel at Kings Hall last October, nice gearchange at the bridge. And that's as far back as I can go smile.gif

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a touch of velvet a sting of brass at victoria hall in keighley.

dancin fool by frank zappa at a flat in bradford

and then i kicked her by the lurkers on a tape which had soul on one side and punk on the other.

your ready now by slaughter and the dogs swiflty followed the above.

the cock behind the decks at a finals party shoutin caamon evreebodeee, while playin the birdy dance.

Lou Pride im comin home in the mornin while trying to catch me breath at first ever allnighter.

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hearing bobby blues ray , soul part one at morecambe ths year for first time in thirty years, and a month earlier duke and leonard, do the best you can after same period. didnt know either of em title or artist wise when i first heard em.

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ALL TIME WTF MOMENT

I'm guessing this is what they mean when they said " the music was sh**e after 1975":hatsoff2:

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Based on your "What the f**k was that"?? comment....it has to be.......

LATE ON THIS POST....AGAIN!( YAWN ) agree with this, just had an earful of the soundclip and, YES, i believe played just recently, probably at stoke but WOW!, in its day and in its element a guarenteed floor filler. just noticed dave mitchell & the screamers " THE TRIP" 100 mph or what?

the jewells "WE GOT TOGETHERNESS"

the present " MANY'S THE SLIP"

joey dee "ITS GOT YOU"

the centuries "JACK 23"

popcorn wylie, saxie russell, tamangoes, william powell, vicky baines, cecil washington, rita & the tiara's, holly st james, and of recent years.... magnetics "lady in green", i'll keep holding on", nancy wilcox " gamblers blues/ he'll be leavin you" etc etc.

I GUESS ITS THE " THE HAIRS ON THE BACK OF THE NECK " STUFF, ALTHOUGH WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN DEFINITION,...ME,...I THINK ITS GOT A LOT TO DO WITH HARPSICHORDS, HARPS, MARIMBAS, DRIVING BASS LINES AND INCESSENT PERCUSSION OH, AND NOT TO FORGET...GREAT HARMONIES AND THE OCCASIONAL OUTSTANDING VOICE OF A NIGHTINGALE WHO JUST SO HAPPENS TO ATTRACT ALL THESE ASPECTS,...SUCH AS LINDA JONES OR TOBI LARK.

........IS THAT A BROAD CONCENSUS?:hatsoff2:

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Different ones for different reasons -first one was late 78 heard it at the casino stoped wearing baggies etc and got into real soul after this -it was the four tempos got to have you on rampart ,just an incredible haunting sound think Evison played it in his oldies spot -OTHERS HAVE IN INCLUDED-the Butch cover up "just go on and laugh"and the first time i heard both the barons of soul and Jesse james love is alright,suppose all these would be classed as good northern soul!!

On the deep and sweet side i am discovering stuff everyday in my volts that blows me away played Michael Washington-[wondering] this morning must of put it aside it was a gift of Paul Sadot i it blew me away as did the flipside of moody women Jerry Butler bloody sleepers on the flip of passed popular records still surprising you after all these years,deep and sweet gobsmacks me more these days but do look forward to getting out a bit more next year and been blown away at some of the more upfront venues !!

BAZ A

Four Tempos-Got To Have You................amazing tune...they outdo the Four Tops on this.This Is The Way I feel aint bad either and both cheap as chips

Was it ever spun anywhere as a newie?

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The Bottle!

Cherchez la Femme!

Nine times out of Ten!

Enuff said.

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Did ever hear a record for the first time and think "WHAT THE F**K IS THAT!!" ohmy.gif

So basically tunes that were away from the normal 'Run Of The Mill' Northern Soul tunes IMHO.. :thumbsup: Like l said either good or bad(l'm not saying which is what though!) :thumbup::thumbup:

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PAULETTE ........... LOVE YOU BABE.

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To be honest i think the record was a torch spin and yes the flip is great -do know that their other equally brill record on rampart I had a strange dream did get a stafford airing however -it was respun at the bishop auckland rugby club nights mid nineties also,if you dont have it get it same melting vocals !!

BAZ A

Four Tempos-Got To Have You................amazing tune...they outdo the Four Tops on this.This Is The Way I feel aint bad either and both cheap as chips

Was it ever spun anywhere as a newie?

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Guy Hennigan playing the Back Street inst at Stafford and just being on the rise as the "Baa-Baaahs" kicked in!! magic!!!

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Guy Hennigan playing the Back Street inst at Stafford and just being on the rise as the "Baa-Baaahs" kicked in!! magic!!!

soul sam playing "sweet talking willy" and that other horrible one "cartoon carnival" instrumental way back in the day,aaahhhhrrrrrrrrrr

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soul sam playing "sweet talking willy" and that other horrible one "cartoon carnival" instrumental way back in the day,aaahhhhrrrrrrrrrr

Welcome back Rick , and a happy new year mate .

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Psychedelic soul - It just made me feel like I was on drugs! I closed my eyes and was in my own little world dancing to it.

Maurice Williams Being without you - Pure heaven

Ernie Andrews - Fine young Girl - I think I cried the 2 time I heard it - reminded me of a former girlfriend.

Another one that hit me was Condition red

Ones I didnt like

POlice story

Joe 90

Tim Tam & turn ons - wait aminute

Absolute dross

One that I didnt like but do now - is

Hapiness in my heart by the California Inn Crowd or Eternal flame

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The 1st time i heard big dons rebellion - it was true, i just knew i'd have to get one

The 1st time i heard court davis - try to think, i had to get one

The 1st time i heard the fascinators - in other words, i had to get one

The 1st time i heard the les chansonettes - don't let him hurt you, i had to get one

The 1st time i heard romana collins - you've been cheating, i had to get one

The 1st time i heard tommy ridgley - my love is getting stronger, i really do still want it, been outbid everytime i've tried :thumbsup:

Theres so many more, come on guys n gals, lets keep finding & PLAYING 60s newies

ATB>>>ROB

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Bill hayley -rock around the clock :thumbsup:

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I was guilty of making L. Trider and Profiles quite popular here in Southern Germany over a decade ago. Don't know if I'd play them nowadays (probably not).

Wish I had been guilty of making any of your top three tunes popular yes.gif

One that left me gobsmacked from the very first time was George Freeman - Down and out. Fantastic production...

George reeman what a great shout same for me :thumbsup: total shock fist time another was Betty Wilson Im Yours blew me way :ohmy:

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Heard 'Bygones' by Bull for the first time yesterday. I'm so glad I still have the ability to be gobsmacked. :thumbsup:

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Did ever hear a record for the first time and think "WHAT THE F**K IS THAT!!" ohmy.gif

Ringleaders - Baby what has happened to our love.............................

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The Chandlers - You Love Makes Me Lonely

Don Varner - Tear Stained Face

Mary Wells - Me Without You

Johnny Maestro - I'm Stepping Out

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And on the "bad" side of this thread.... Thankfully not got any of ';em on any format smile.gif

Larry Trider - Carbon Copy

Profiles - Take A Giant Wrap

Roscoe & Friends - Broadway Sissy

One question about all these three ....... Why?

Phil

Outrageous Phil! Broadway Sissey had amassive impact on me so much I tried to boot it during the 70s. Its musically bloody amazing - Sheer raw power - I wish I could have heard it live!

Anyhow for me apart from BS this is where I first heard them

Wigan - We got togetherness - the jewels

Mecca - Its all over me - Otis Blackwell

The RiTz - Summer in the parks - East Coast Connection

Butchs - Jean carter - I wanna Know - At the Belmont Social club Aberdeen

Split Decision band - Watchin out (Courtesy of my mate The Gasher)

Just realised I did this months ago and none are the same!

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Chandlers Your Love Makes Me Lonely.

Agents Trouble

Rita & Tiaras Gone With The Wind.

Three tunes that made my jaw drop the very first time I heard them (in my case, main hall Wigan Casino).

Aid.

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rudy love - suffering wrath

cliff steele opened his set with it

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So, so many . Especially in the early days , every week you we`re hearing classics for the first time but one Eddie Hubbard put on a cassette for me years ago had me replaying it time after time.

Tolbert - Ive got it - Rojac .......... i just wish i did have it on Rojac.

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Mel Britt She'll come running back

The Jades Where it's at

Rain Out of my mind

Poppies Pain in my heart

Joe Hicks Don't it make you feel funky

Yum Yum's Big thing

Larry Santos Got me where you want me now

I wasn't there but

Major Lance You don't want me no more

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Williams and Watson's Too Late

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Billy Butlers Right Track

Must have made massive impact on first spin !

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I wasn't there but Billy Butlers Right Track

Must have made massive impact on first spin !

Like sex but without all the hard work :thumbsup:

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Laura lee - To win your heart at Blackpool Mecca

Got to say this still gives me goosepimples when I hear it.

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Loved this as soon as i heard it ! Jerry Fuller Double life

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Did ever hear a record for the first time and think "WHAT THE F**K IS THAT!!" ohmy.gif

So basically tunes that were away from the normal 'Run Of The Mill' Northern Soul tunes IMHO.. :thumbsup: Like l said either good or bad(l'm not saying which is what though!) :no:biggrin.gif

Five from me...In no particular order...

1) Purple Haze-Johnny Jones And The Casuals

2) Janice-Skip Mahoney

3) Paris Blues-Tony Middleton

4) Seven Day Lover-James Fountain

5) We Got Togetherness-The Jewels

About a dozen that seemed "different" to me when I first heard them: (not when they were first played except for the later stuff).

Mike Post Coalition - Afternoon Of The Rhino

Barbara Mills - Queen Of Fools - I don't think I'll ever get this.

Detroit Executives - Cool Off

Carstairs - It Really Hurts Me Girl

Montclairs- Hung Up On Your Love

Tony Middleton - Paris Blues

Frankie and Johnny - I'll Hold You :sleep3:

Present - Many's The Slip

Velvet Hammer - Happy

Tommy Navarro - I Cried My Life Away

Stuart Ames - Angelina/King For A Day

Susan Rewis - They Say You Found A New Baby

There's probably a load more but these didn't require much thinking.

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first time heard butch play mello souls " we can make it " when covered up as del -larks back end of stafford along with diane lewis " we ain't got a chance " awesome :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Dena Barnes If you ever walked out of my life Inferno

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Eddie foster--I Never knew

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Manifesto James Lewis and a case of time Legend

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Loved this as soon as i heard it ! Jerry Fuller Double life

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This always reminded of me of those parasites like John Vincent who. after picking the brains of the sheffield collectors like Al Millington leached his way onto the scene knowing f*ck all

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bobby diamond (c/u) im walking. i just stopped stood there gobsmacked. then discovered it was bobby paris. loved it forever. my mate danny spiers would play it at wigan casino when ever he djed. Also theme from a coloured man.....the trumpet!!!!! THE DUCK by willie hutch in the PINK PANTHER carlisle (album, out on the streets)

but top spot goes to "i wont be comming back" j d bryant. first heard at the newton aycliffe soul night in 1999, and andy rix told me HIS shrine story...........................................

and in more modern times johnny praye, wow

but OMG what were some of the dj`s thinking (imo,)

muriel day WTF

JOE 90 WTF

bobby goldsboro WTF

TIM TAM WTF

rain WTF

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This is a recent one for me, and not in the vein of the above, not a out and out dancer and I did not know it before I saw / heard the Kent reissue of it, But Tommy Tates's - 'If you gotta Love Somebody' is absolutely mind blowing!!! and its like that every time I play it...

WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mal.C

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bobby diamond (c/u) im walking. i just stopped stood there gobsmacked. then discovered it was bobby paris. loved it forever. my mate danny spiers would play it at wigan casino when ever he djed. Also theme from a coloured man.....the trumpet!!!!! THE DUCK by willie hutch in the PINK PANTHER carlisle (album, out on the streets)

but top spot goes to "i wont be comming back" j d bryant. first heard at the newton aycliffe soul night in 1999, and andy rix told me HIS shrine story...........................................

and in more modern times johnny praye, wow

but OMG what were some of the dj`s thinking (imo,)

muriel day WTF

JOE 90 WTF

bobby goldsboro WTF

TIM TAM WTF

rain WTF

All the top dj's played Rain because it was catchy and great to dance to.

I'd still play it now, great record.

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Not read all the thread cos I'm a lazy cad of a bastraard.

But - I still rate this as a WTF or a neck tingler.

Holly St James

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A bit of disco for Smiffy

Curtis

:wicked:

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Cleethorpes Monster

Lyrics still make me sad.

Charles Mann

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A bit of disco for Smiffy

Curtis

:wicked:

That made you gobsmacked because...it was so bad???

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That made you gobsmacked because...it was so bad???

:lol:

Just indulging in a bit of Smiffy baiting!

I don't know why but I am laughing out loud!

:yes::D

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The Bottle!

Cherchez la Femme!

Nine times out of Ten!

Enuff said.

Cherchez la Femme lOVE THAT !!Blue Nile - Tinsel Town In The Rain !!On the Soul SceneWhen I first heard Vincent play - The Paramounts - Girls With The Big Black Boots

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Too many to mention but i'll never forget hearing Job Opening for the first time, just completely gobsmacked!

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Too many to mention but i'll never forget hearing Job Opening for the first time, just completely gobsmacked!

That's a good shout.

How about John and the Weirdest - Memories.

The flip side is good too - but I didn't know that until Martyn from Hull told me last week or so.

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That's a good shout.

How about John and the Weirdest - Memories.

The flip side is good too - but I didn't know that until Martyn from Hull told me last week or so.

Love 'No Time', Job Opening, defy anyone to say that it didn't do something to them first time round

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ALL TIME WTF MOMENT

I'm guessing this is what they mean when they said " the music was sh**e after 1975"ohmy.gif

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That was the first one that sprung to my mind too. It grew on me very quickly though. Also, He Broke Your Game Wide Open, Frank Dell.

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Manifesto James Lewis and a case of time Legend

To right its a legend,it certainly hit me where it hurt when it came blasting out from the speakers all lights blaring like a runaway express train,if you are looking for one that stands out as leaving you gobsmacked this has got to be up there,the brass the vocals the words penetrating your mind even on first hearing so that the song sounds in your head in patches and bits for days afterwards that want you to hear it again so that you can learn more of the words ,wondering exactly what they say,experience that rush of sound like a crazed express train tearing down the line a loose runaway on the tracks and it doesnt look like theyl get the brakes to work.Yes I did hear it out of my skull on gear and it was well over thirty years ago,and it did make my hair stand on end and but it would also have done that hearing it straight but not at an all nighter which I never attended straight,that I would have ,well I couldnt imagine how pissed off I would of been having to spend the night straight.I am suprised it has not been among many other folks choices,still ,personal choice and all that,for me though it s up there but there are lots of others for me also from joe hicks to curtis mayfield and the fook en magic youve been cheating.

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