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I thought of this thread over the weekend, I heard Gary Haines -  Keep On Going played by someone broadcasting live on facebook, god knows the last time I heard this tune. 

just a few that i don't think have been mentioned i apolgise if they have i stll play main change but not often do you hear these searling cover up😊     an

Slick n The Family Brick "Don't Trust A Woman" Richard Spin Spring 76 After seeing how popular it was at Darwen Tiffs at the Easter All-Dayer. 1st played in East Lancs at the Accy L

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Thank The Lord For Love - Living Colour

I'd forgotten this one.

Nice choice :thumbup:

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Mate, (Russ) know for a fact it was played at Wigan, (Wilson Pickett) mind you You're way too young to know that :rolleyes:

yep deffo, Pat brady, Brother louie brown cover up, wasn`t it?:lol:

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Slick n The Family Brick "Don't Trust A Woman" Richard Spin Spring 76

After seeing how popular it was at Darwen Tiffs at the Easter All-Dayer.

1st played in East Lancs at the Accy Legion Summer of 74.:hatsoff2:

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always liked the shirtails..as white as the beach boys but a great northern spin..

I agree totally! Great choice thumbsup.gif

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Slick n The Family Brick "Don't Trust A Woman" Richard Spin Spring 76

After seeing how popular it was at Darwen Tiffs at the Easter All-Dayer.

1st played in East Lancs at the Accy Legion Summer of 74. :thumbsup:

A cracking record. I've been searching Youtube for ages, but to no avail.

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A cracking record. I've been searching Youtube for ages, but to no avail.

Sorry but I haven't a clue how to upload tracks on to the tube.

It is on one of Kent's Swamp Dogg cds, if that any good to you.

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Allan Reuss Zorba

And The Echoes - Why Wonder

Art Gentry - Merry Go Round (Onyx 0100)

Barbara English - (You Got Me) Sittin' In The Corner (Aurora 155)

Belmonts - You're Like A Mystery (United Artists 50007)

Bernadette Peters - We'll Start The Party Again (ABC Paramount 10669)....

Bobby Jay McCarthy - Spoon me up your honey

Bobby Williams - Every Lie You Tell

Bob's Band - Locke (Atco 6876)

Bullet - Willpower Weak Temptation Strong

Buster Jones - Just A Little Misunderstanding

Camotions - Motown

Carmel Strings - I Hear A Symphony

Catalinas - Laughing Through Tears (Pagoda 4839)

Cheryll Ann - I Can't Let Him Go (Patty 052)

Cody Marshall - The Thought of Loving You (Sound Judgment 1002)

Contacts - You're Gonna Pay (Quadran 40001)

Dawn - Love's A Magic Word (UA 50096)

Delaney Bramlett - You Have No Choice (GNP 339)

Delreys Incorperated - Destination Unknown (Tampete)

Detroit Symphony - Have faith in you

Diana Newby - Everything's Wrong (Kapp 716)

Dusk - Point Of No Return

E.J. Chandler - I Can't Stand to Lose You (SOS 1001)

Earl Wright - On The Road To Ruins

Expressions - Round and Round In Circles (EMI 2769)

Family Affair - Love Hustle (Pye 45609)

Five and A Penny - You don't know where your interests lies (Polydor)

Frank Foster - Harlem Rumble

Fred Paris - Dark at the top of my heart (Birth 101)

Fugitives - Human Jungle (Roulette 4779)

Gene Later - Funny Face Girl

Gloria Parker - The Best Thing For You Baby (Samar 118)

Gospel Classics - More Love That's What We Need

Grand Piano Company - Esperanto (Ampex 11032)

Halos - Come Softly To Me (Congress 262)

Harley Hatcher - Soul Hustler (MGM 14668)

Harry Betts - Theme From The Fantastic Plastic Machine (Epic 10478)

Henry Boatwright - I Can Take Or Leave Your Lovin' (Capitol 2131)

Honey & The Bees - She Don't Deserve You

Imaginations - Strange Neighbourhood

In Crowd - Happiness In My Heart (Viva 133) £na

Invitations - What's Wrong With Me Baby

J C Messina - Time Wont Let Me

Jamie - This Priceless Gem

Janie Grant - My Heart Your Heart (Parkway 982)

Jenny & The Jewels - Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart

Jerome Powell - Live And Let Live

Jimmy Bee - Wanting You (Kent 4531)

Jimmy Smiley - Girl I Love You (Gait 4168)

Joan Regan - Don't Talk To Me About Love

Johnny Williams - Just A Little Misunderstanding

Judith Durham - Again And Again

Julius Wechter & The Baja Marimaba Band - Along Comes Mary (A&M 862)

Kaddo Strings - Nothing But Love (I)

Karen Young - Too Much Of A Good Thing (Major Minor 584)

Kelly St. Clair - Hear The Beat (American Music Maker 0017)

Lamont Cranston Band - Takin' A Chance (Waterhouse 15002)

Lee Meeza - One Good Thing Leads To Another

Leon Thomas - L.O.V.E (Flying Dutchman 26023)

Libre - Apollo 11

Linda Elliot - Fell In Love With You Baby (Josie 958)

Lord Sitar - Black Is Black

Lost Soul - I'm Gonna Hurt You

Margie & The Formations - Better Get What Goes For You (Coed 601)

Mark Johnson - This Beautiful Place (Diamond D237)

Mary Wilson - You're The Light

Mike Finnigan & The Surfs - Bread and water (Parkway P-113)

Mirwood Strings - Don't Pretend (I)

Mirwood Strings - He's Alright With Me (I)

Mirwood Strings - Superdance (I)

Nancy Wilson - Uptight (Capitol 5673)

Newbeats - Crying My Heart Out (Hickory 1387)

Newbeats - Don't Turn Me Loose...

Nightwatch - Lips To Your Heart (ABC 10862)

Nikki Blu - (Whoa Whoa) I Love Him So (Parkway 931)

Nomads - Something's Bad

Nooney Rickett - Tomorrow Is A Brand New Day (It 107)

P W Cannon - Beating Of My Lonely Heart (Hickory 1396)

Parfays - You Got A Good Thing Goin' Boy (Fontana 1526)

Paris Sisters - Long After Tonight Is All Over (Reprise 548)

Pat & Pam - I'm The One Who Loves You (Our Own 10010)

Pat Hodges - Playgirl

Pat Williams Orchestra - Theme From Police Story (Capitol 3940)

Patti Drew - They'll Never Be Another (Capitol 2121)

Paul Anka - When We Get There (RCA 9457)

Paul Peek - I'm Movin' Uptown (Columbia 43771)

Peter Jarett & The Fifth Circle - Run Baby Run To Me (MGM 13568)

Phil Coulter - A Good Thing Going

Reperata & The Delrons - It's Waiting There For You (Mala 573)

Rex Garvin & The Mighty Cravers - You Don't Need No Help (WSJ Sound 103)

Roddie Joy - I Want You Back

Roger K - Give Me The Love (Birth 102)

Ruff Francis & The Illusions - Misery Loves Company (Essica 21)

Rufus Lunley - I'm In Love Again (Skyway 500)

Ruth Lewis - That Special Way (RCA 8859)

Shirley Eikhard - Rescue Me

Shirley Vaughn - You Don't Know

Short People - Why'd You Put It To Me Baby (Gusto 179)

Sisters love - Learning To Trust My Man

Spix & Spax - Follow The Leader

Starfires - Stoneyface

Sweet - Broken Heart Attack

Tee Fletcher - Happy Loving You (Surefine 019)

The Foundations - Stoney Groung (UNI 55315)

The Master Four - Love From The Far East

Tim Tam & The Turnons - Wait A Minute (Palmer 5002 7)

Tommy James & The Shondells - Run, Run Baby Run (Roulette 4736)

Tony Talent - Gotta tell somebody (about my baby) (Vando 3001)

Velvet love - Symphony of dreams (Alaska 1010)

Village Sounds - These Windows (Onyx 0102) £40

Voice Box - I Want It Back (Your Love)

Wakefield Sun - Trypt On Love

Young Savages - Shake me wake me

Plus anything on ‘’Soul Galore and loads more Mirwood and Kent/Modern instrumentals

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Well , looking through that list theres some quality there mixed with some right dross .............It had taken me nearly 31 years to forget The Camotions FFS , never mind Judith Durham frusty2.gif

Out of interest how did you compile that list mate , theres a few in there that IMO are truely forgotten but others like The Invitations I would put down as an overplayed oldie ? .......Good list none the less

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Jason Knight-Love Is Getting Stronger.........Russ??

Cissy Houston-Think It Over...........Not Sure Alan Rhodes Play This At Wigan?Massive For Him At Oval Ball York.

Cheers

Martyn

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Ooop's the Invitations was a mistake.... however, they had a little played version of the Belmonts track which I really liked on MGM. The list is really just from memory. Many of the tracks, particularly from the middle period of Wigan, may have only been played for a few weeks... and dropped from play-lists because of the bootlegs. The Nikki Blue track is a prime example. I still really like this and have dug it out recently and played it... it still sounds good to me and may do well as a re-activated oldie. I'm sure it is a lot rarer than the book price.

Diane Newby's version of the Cooperettes / Chubby Checker track is still the one to have and another that could do well.

There are also a few others that were dropped because large quantities of the track were found... E.J Chandler... a good a record as anything ever played at Station Road. Jimmy Smiley is another that turned up quickly... and was legitimately re-issued in the states on Camille... however, these turn up a lot less often than the Gait original.

It's easy to look back now and target records such as Grand Piano Company and Harry Betts as pure pop, but are they any worse as some of the more treasured instrumentals? Don't forget the reaction from the crowd when things like this were played.. they almost blew the roof off. We were naive kids but we knew what we liked... 30 years on and much wiser, but do we have to crap on the records we liked then because they are out of favour now?

The raw energy in tracks like Manifesto and the power and gusto of James Coit... unforgettable. Are these not soul records... I would argue they most definitely were and are well worth another spin. As is the Leon Thomas track... a superb 70's track that was unforgivably underplayed.

Rambling now... so much to say and so little time...

Tim

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Ooop's the Invitations was a mistake.... however, they had a little played version of the Belmonts track which I really liked on MGM. The list is really just from memory. Many of the tracks, particularly from the middle period of Wigan, may have only been played for a few weeks... and dropped from play-lists because of the bootlegs. The Nikki Blue track is a prime example. I still really like this and have dug it out recently and played it... it still sounds good to me and may do well as a re-activated oldie. I'm sure it is a lot rarer than the book price.

Diane Newby's version of the Cooperettes / Chubby Checker track is still the one to have and another that could do well.

There are also a few others that were dropped because large quantities of the track were found... E.J Chandler... a good a record as anything ever played at Station Road. Jimmy Smiley is another that turned up quickly... and was legitimately re-issued in the states on Camille... however, these turn up a lot less often than the Gait original.

It's easy to look back now and target records such as Grand Piano Company and Harry Betts as pure pop, but are they any worse as some of the more treasured instrumentals? Don't forget the reaction from the crowd when things like this were played.. they almost blew the roof off. We were naive kids but we knew what we liked... 30 years on and much wiser, but do we have to crap on the records we liked then because they are out of favour now?

The raw energy in tracks like Manifesto and the power and gusto of James Coit... unforgettable. Are these not soul records... I would argue they most definitely were and are well worth another spin. As is the Leon Thomas track... a superb 70's track that was unforgivably underplayed.

Rambling now... so much to say and so little time...

Tim

I Am with you on this Tim there are some tracks on the list that are considered crap by some but I think they are more in tune with people than some think, Some of the tracks on your list have not been heard or seen out for many a year but on hearing them again will or would bring back a flood of memories for some even to the point of getting people up to dance as they did back then. I thought that’s what this thread was about remembering tracks long since forgotten. Wish I had a memory like yours but just reading some of the tracks you have listed has got me reaching for my past so thank you Tim.

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Quite a few on your list Tim still getting spins. The Bobby Williams certainly has in recent years, even made a CD comp of Goldmine. Delrays Inc getting hammered a bit over last couple of years or so.

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Wigan really was my era, so I do tend to put on the rose tinted specks a bit... well quite a lot if the truth is known. At one period I didn't miss an all nighter for over four years... Friday and Saturday's. Being youngsters, the oldies night held a real fascination for me as I was too young for the Torch, Cats and Va Va, so it was a real education, nevertheless, it was Saturday night that was the big one. Hearing not just Richard play new records but all the DJs play new records was always exciting.

There was most definitely a place for Beverley Anne, Judith Durham, Holly St. James, Outsiders (Lonely Man) et al... and I will remember the pop/soul with found memories... but I can't be sure records such as the awful Seeds psych babble, Tim Tam or Joe 90 were ever really needed, warranted or indeed wanted.

One thing that always annoys me when Wigan is spoken about; is Richards part in it. Again, I think too many people don those rose tinted spec's... sure he played some great records, but also played some real stinkers... Russ, Allan, Pep, Pat Brady, Soul Sam and Keith Minshall all played an integral part of the make up of the Casino and this diversity of DJ talent made it the place to be. (Sorry Wigan DJs if I missed your name in the role call... its getting late...)

Favourite records include Johnny Henly (another forgotten gem), Frank Lyndon, Freddie Chavez, The Delights, Lester Tipton, New Wanderers, Eddie Foster and hearing Bobby Paris Night Owl the first time at the oldies nighter.... oooohhhh shivers

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Wigan really was my era, so I do tend to put on the rose tinted specks a bit... well quite a lot if the truth is known. At one period I didn't miss an all nighter for over four years... Friday and Saturday's. Being youngsters, the oldies night held a real fascination for me as I was too young for the Torch, Cats and Va Va, so it was a real education, nevertheless, it was Saturday night that was the big one. Hearing not just Richard play new records but all the DJs play new records was always exciting.

There was most definitely a place for Beverley Anne, Judith Durham, Holly St. James, Outsiders (Lonely Man) et al... and I will remember the pop/soul with found memories... but I can't be sure records such as the awful Seeds psych babble, Tim Tam or Joe 90 were ever really needed, warranted or indeed wanted.

One thing that always annoys me when Wigan is spoken about; is Richards part in it. Again, I think too many people don those rose tinted spec's... sure he played some great records, but also played some real stinkers... Russ, Allan, Pep, Pat Brady, Soul Sam and Keith Minshall all played an integral part of the make up of the Casino and this diversity of DJ talent made it the place to be. (Sorry Wigan DJs if I missed your name in the role call... its getting late...)

Favourite records include Johnny Henly (another forgotten gem), Frank Lyndon, Freddie Chavez, The Delights, Lester Tipton, New Wanderers, Eddie Foster and hearing Bobby Paris Night Owl the first time at the oldies nighter.... oooohhhh shivers

Good post(s) Tim - keep on ramblin' :thumbsup:

Has anyone mentioned Benny Sigler - Who You Gonna Turn To?

The b-side of this ( I Can Give You Love) is pretty good as well, a lot of people I mentioned it to recently hadn't heard it

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Don't know if this thread is dead yet.

But a few forgotten from wigan that I don't hear today, not saying they don't get spins just that I don't hear them these days.

Chapter V. You can't mean it.

Garry Haines. Keep on Going.

Can't remember how big they were only that I loved them, don't think they were overly spun at the Casino.

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Woman’s Liberation by the Topics on the Castle label. I remember being up on the balcony by the snack bar and asking someone what it it was. Bought it soon after as it was available as an original issue. Great tune and one you never hear played out. Don’t think it’s been put on any compilation LP or CD to the best of my recollection. Wondering if the group is the same as the Topics with a string of good records?

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Woman’s Liberation by the Topics on the Castle label. I remember being up on the balcony by the snack bar and asking someone what it it was. Bought it soon after as it was available as an original issue. Great tune and one you never hear played out. Don’t think it’s been put on any compilation LP or CD to the best of my recollection. Wondering if the group is the same as the Topics with a string of good records?

According to biographies the East Coast Topics last 45 was ‘76. This one is ‘77 and West Coast and a N. Sanders heavily involved, Nelson Sanders?  Discogs does put them together as the same group but as that is user input it is hardly surprising. 

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On 03/08/2011 at 15:28, Steve L said:

 

 

Good post(s) Tim - keep on ramblin' :thumbsup:

Has anyone mentioned Benny Sigler - Who You Gonna Turn To?

The b-side of this ( I Can Give You Love) is pretty good as well, a lot of people I mentioned it to recently hadn't heard it

Covered up as Randolph Walker 

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I don't think this has been mentioned, but it used to be mentioned in the adverts in B&S, and I certainly remember it being played round 74. The Tikis, Stop Look And Listen.

 

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MY OH MY - BILLY FLOYD - ARCTIC.  

Played in Wigan Casino. Maybe has been played recently, but I never heard this for years after Wigan shut down!

 

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"Woman’s Liberation by the Topics on the Castle label. I remember being up on the balcony by the snack bar and asking someone what it it was. Bought it soon after as it was available as an original issue. Great tune and one you never hear played out. Don’t think it’s been put on any compilation LP or CD to the best of my recollection. Wondering if the group is the same as the Topics with a string of good records?"

The Topics - Women's Liberation was compliled on CD by Goldmine, on C'mon & Dance 2, then Trippin' On Northern Soul and later Golden Memories of Northern Soul.

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"Woman’s Liberation by the Topics on the Castle label. I remember being up on the balcony by the snack bar and asking someone what it it was. Bought it soon after as it was available as an original issue. Great tune and one you never hear played out. Don’t think it’s been put on any compilation LP or CD to the best of my recollection. Wondering if the group is the same as the Topics with a string of good records?"

The Topics - Women's Liberation was compliled on CD by Goldmine, on C'mon & Dance 2, then Trippin' On Northern Soul and later Golden Memories of Northern Soul.

Thanks for this. My CD collection needs updating or at least playing it a bit more.

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  I thought of this thread over the weekend, I heard Gary Haines -  Keep On Going played by someone broadcasting live on facebook, god knows the last time I heard this tune. 

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On 23/06/2011 at 16:10, Patto said:

Found another The Jerms--I'm a teardrop,midtempo moody atmospheric track ain't heard that one in years also

Mattie Holme played it at the Wigan Empire last year, great song.

 

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Seeds - Pushin too hard - 100mph speed adrenaline - Winstanley spin am sure (never heard it played after the casino closed) - yes I know bit of a marmite record 👍🏻

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Timothy Wilson - I Must Love You    Crying shame this never gets played out anymore, like so many others already mentioned! 

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Hiya, Timothy Wilson, great tune and I reckon red dwarf nicked the intro, cheers

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9 hours ago, Zoomsoulblue said:

Seeds - Pushin too hard - 100mph speed adrenaline - Winstanley spin am sure (never heard it played after the casino closed) - yes I know bit of a marmite record 👍🏻

Heavily played in alternative clubs in the 80's.

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Really glad I missed that. Yes yes, I know you had to be there etc, but this is pushing the boundary...

Ed

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38 minutes ago, Tomangoes said:

Really glad I missed that. Yes yes, I know you had to be there etc, but this is pushing the boundary...

Ed

Mixed with a half a gram of meth amphetamine - place was buzzing 👍🏻👍🏻

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11 minutes ago, Zoomsoulblue said:

Mixed with a half a gram of meth amphetamine - place was buzzing 👍🏻👍🏻

You have a valid point there ZOOM ! 

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You should be totally ashamed Mr. Pumpkinseed, comments like that are unacceptable and morally wrong, impressionable  young people reading that could be cajoled into a lifestyle of terrible substance and alcohol abuse. We all need to strive towards a new Puritan style of living and thinking, without indulging in these wicked shameful practices which you are keen to promote.

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This was a regular big spin, floor shaker circa 79 seldom heard nowaday, got booted, originals are v scarce. dont think ive ever heard this played out since w.c

 

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This was mentioned about 10 posts back in 2011!

I had a boot at one point. Pat Brady used to hammer it as I recall, along with 'your love makes me lonely'

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