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THE WATERFRONT

BLUES & SOUL CLUB

Newsletter August 2011

Next event

THE WATERFRONT BLUES N SOUL CLUB’S

“SATURDAY NITE SOUL SESSION”

10TH SEPTEMBER 2011

@ THE RIVERSIDE CAFÉ BAR, CITY SCREEN (YORK),

CONEY STREET, YORK. YO1 9QL

£5 OTD / £4 on production of valid film ticket

8PM – 9PM* “Warm Up”

10PM - 2AM “Full On – In Ya Face Souling”

(* please note that there is a musical break from 9pm – 10pm as the venue is prepared for sweaty soulful dancing. There are lounge areas for people to relax in.)

“STANDING IN THE SHADOWS OF MOTOWN”*

8.30pm

(* please note there is a separate charge for the film. A discount is available for admission to the Soul Nite on reproduction of a valid film ticket / receipt.)

Andy Lewis has also confirmed that he will have many of his releases available for sale ("41" and other vinyl issues of his on Acid Jazz Records) that he will gladly autograph.

Welcome to the August 2011 newsletter from the ‘WATERFRONT BLUES & SOUL CLUB”. Lots happened, happening and to come. But first and foremost most all “big thanks” to all who made it to our trilogy of summer chill outs and made them such a success. Thanks also to all those who helped us promote it. Massive appreciation. We are now looking forward to the first of two Saturday soul night sessions ( see above for details of the first one. The second one is Saturday 10th December) with special guest Andy Lewis – music producer and musician (Acid Jazz Records / Paul Weller’s bass player) and Euro DJ - Raphi Scorcher (Lava Records – Brussels). In collaboration with City Screen-York ‘Standing in the Shadows of Motown’, the Funks Brothers film, will be screened at 8.15pm. There is a separate charge for the film (see

www.picturehouse.co.uk/york) and a discount to £4 for admission to the Soul Nite on production of a valid film ticket / receipt. This event will be an up front across the board northern soul night interjected with soulful mod, soulful latin, soulful jazz and soulful ska. Resident Djs for this one are Jay Cee, Chris ‘Bearsoul’ Morgan and Dale Byers. Additional dates throughout 2012 will be announced shortly.

What’s been said ….. ‘Fabulous location with its private open riverside terrace with the vibe and atmosphere of a Mediterranean style, music café. Inside, the modernist high ceilings and glass walls, leather sofas and low tables create what some described as soulful post impressionist, others bohemian soul’.’

Not intended to be another predominantly northern soul /motown event, the concept is one of an iconic Arts Cinema venue providing near perfect surroundings to chill and enjoy the fine wines, real ale and a good selection of foreign lagers, proper ( and frothy, if requested) coffee, with bistro food on offer whilst listening to an eclectic mix of uninhibited soulful blues, jazz, reggae, Latin, mod, ska, 7ts, x-over & modern soul‘.

All delivered on original vinyl by the resident Djs (Jay Cee - “There Was A Time“, Andy Bellwood - “Whitby weekender” etc., Chris ’Bearsoul’ Morgan - “A Taste of Honey“ - Manchester, Dale Byers - “Riley Smith Hall” and Stuart Green - “Mr Green Onions Club“).

Not content with all that …. As with all our events, there’s a comp promo cd, this time compiled by Jay Cee to the 1st 50.

Here is some blurb by way of an introduction …(well, a fair bit) about our guest dj’s:

ANDY LEWIS

Andy Lewis started to DJ at university in the late 1980’s, when he discovered that people were just as excited about the strange old 60’s records he was playing as they were about contemporary tunes. On his return to London, he got a guest spot at Wendy May's Locomotion. This legendary London night out gave Andy his first big break, and his collection of weird and wonderful soul and funk tunes were the perfect compliment to the Motown, Stax, Atlantic and Philly grooves that gave this long-running event its timeless flavour, immortalized by celebrated author Nick Hornby in his book 31 Songs. Locomotion moved to North London's Camden Town in 1993, and quickly established itself as the favourite Friday night post-pub hangout of the emerging "Camden Scene".

Later that year, Andy took his Locomotion fans to a new Saturday night happening in a sweaty room above a Camden Town pub. This event was christened ‘Blow Up’ by its regulars; the name stuck and its fame spread. Before long the Laurel Tree pub was filled to overflowing every Saturday, with hundreds of people queuing for hours to enjoy the mixture of sixties dance 45's, British pop and a strange but compelling mixture of film soundtracks, funky jazz and instrumental music that became known as ‘Loungecore’ or ‘Easy Listening‘.

Among the people lucky enough to get in were various members of the band Blur, who were so inspired by the mixture of music that they took Andy on the road with them as support DJ on their era-defining Parklife tour. Now that ‘Blow Up’ was hitting the headlines in the national press, it became inevitable that it would have to move from its dangerously cramped Camden location, and move it did- to one of the most famous nightclubs in London, The Wag. In the five years it was there, ‘Blow Up’ went from strength to strength, and in spite of the closure of The Wag in 2001 is still going over ten years after it started.

Andy’s enthusiasm and expertise in his chosen musical field came to the attention of the wider media. He contributed articles for Record Collector and Mojo magazines, and was regularly a special guest on London radio station XFM. In 2001, Andy was approached by internet broadcaster www.soul24-7.com and became one of their most popular presenters. His regular Thursday morning show “The Andy Lewis Indulgence” secured for him a truly global audience, and achieved cult status amongst the oil workers of Kazakhstan. Offers of work started coming in from all over the world; Andy found himself jetting off to gigs in Japan, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Spain and Germany.

In 2002 he compiled an album of some of his favourite sounds for Sanctuary Records, “Dig The Slowness”. This record launched their Discotheque imprint, and was one of the first “all back to mine”-style compilations. Andy has continued to trawl through Sanctuary’s substantial archive ever since, presenting a retrospective of arranger and producer John Schroeder, “Soul Coaxing” and compiling an offbeat Petula Clark compilation, “Feelin’ Groovy”.

In spite of his growing fame as a DJ, Andy's first love has always been making music, as bass player for one of the original Brit Pop pioneers Pimlico, and later for notorious Northern Soul-sampling indie scene stalwarts Spearmint. Although it was his DJ'ing exploits that initially brought him to the attention of Acid Jazz records, a selection of songs that he had written earned him the chance to record a track for one of the label's famous Totally Wired series. The critical acclaim afforded this track - “After The Party Was Over” - and the release of the Hammond-led instrumental “One By One” as a 45 led to the birth of an ambitious album concept.

Andy’s intention was create an album that contained all his various musical influences, from sixties Swinging London pop to contemporary breakbeat-driven dance grooves. He wanted a sound that was influenced by being both a musician and a DJ; one that gave him a chance to work with some of his favourite musicians and vocalists. Slowly but surely he tracked down the people he wanted and assembled the equipment he needed.

The album "Billion Pound Project" was released in September 2005. Featuring an impressive array of guest vocalists including soul legends Keni Burke and Bettye Lavette, ex-Action man Reg King, infamous John’s Children front man Andy Ellison and one-time Soul Hooligan Dave Jay, it was a critical and a commercial success, selling around 10,000 copies worldwide. The album's success spurred Andy on to begin work on a follow-up. 2006 was spent writing and recording new material.

One of the fans of “Billion Pound Project” was Paul Weller, who was impressed enough to offer the services of both his studio and his incredible voice. He and Andy co-wrote "Are You Trying To Be Lonely?" and it became first choice to be released as a single from Andy's new album, "You Should Be Hearing Something Now!" . The single was released on September 10th 2007, and was a top 40 hit. The album followed a month later in October 2007.

Since then, Andy's played on Paul Weller's acclaimed albums "22 Dreams" and " Wake Up The Nation". He's toured extensively as part of Weller's live band, travelling to Japan, Australia, America, Canada and throughout Europe and the UK. Because of his touring commitments, a follow-up to "You Should Be Hearing Something Now!" has been a while in coming. All this changed in 2011...

In April 2011, "A Good Soul In The Good Times" will be released as a single. Featuring Jess Roberts on vocals, it'll be the first glimpse of material from Andy's new album "South Herts Symphony", due for release in the summer of 2011.

But... before then, Andy's releasing a Mini Album. Called simply "41", it features seven songs written and recorded during the last fortnight o 2010. As Andy says...“In the space between getting home from my touring duties with Paul Weller in mid-December and the end of 2010, I found myself gifted with a partularly hyperactive musical imagination. New musical ideas and lyrics were coming to me on an almost daily basis. I set myself a bit of a challenge to see how many of them I could turn into complete songs before the year was out. I expected to finish about one or two, and put the others on the back burner, maybe forever. I ended up finishing seven.”

"41" was available on iTunes as a download from February 7th 2011, and will be released on Acid Jazz records in physical form . For news of the physical release date, why not look follow Andy Lewis on Twitter, or check out his MySpace or Facebook profiles.’

RAPHI SCORCHER

A rare UK opportunity to see this euro DJ in the UK

‘Raphi was born in Brussels but lived for 15 years in Perpignan from where he co-organised several Scooter Rallies, Northern Soul Weekenders and parties. His passion for Reggae and Northern Soul made him co-founder of "Lava Records" label and the club "Canigó Soul Casino". Always on the lookout to locate new black music gems this renowned euro DJ is eager to make us enjoy of his brilliant Early Reggae and Northern Soul set. Graphic designer, he often creates 6T's and 7T's influenced designs for gigs, trad. ska/reggae/soul groups and other people interested in vintage inspiration. Reggae and Soul 45's collector, he played in several clubs in France, Belgium, North England, Switzerland, Germany and Catalonia. As well as presenting ska shows on Brussels fm he played for the first parts of reggae/ska concerts such for The Skatalites, The Moon Invaders, The Impalers /The Caroloregians. His current top ten is: 1: "Everybody's got to loose someone sometimes" The Chancellors, 2: "I Don't Have To Worry" The Quotations, 3: "I've Been Hurt By Love" Geno Washington, 4: "You And Me" Solaris, 5: "I'm So Glad You're Mine" Georges Perkins, 6: "Go" Rudies-Fanatics, 7: "Gonna Keep On Trying Till I Win Your Love" Dave&Ansell Collins, 8: "Turning Point" Slim Smith, 9: "Wonder Of Love" the Inspirations, 10:"Melody Life" Marcia Griffiths.

WATERFRONT BLUES N SOUL CLUB DJs elsewhere -

JAY CEE, THERE WAS A TIME @ KENNEDYS, YORK.

ANDY BELLWOOD, A TASTE OF HONEY, WESTON SUPER MARE SOUL WEEKENDER, RILEY SMITH HALL, WHITBY SOUL WEEKENDER.

CHRIS MORGAN, A TASTE OF HONEY, MANCHESTER.

DALE BYERS, RILEY SMITH HALL, TADCASTER.

THERE WAS A TIME @ KENNEDYS www.therewasatime.co.uk

face book page There Was A Time

RILEY SMITH HALL www.northyorkshiresoulclub.co.uk

A TASTE OF HONEY www.bearsoul.moonfruit.com

WESTON SUPER MARE SOUL WEEKENDER 2011 www.goldsoul.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=5873

WHITBY SOUL WEEKENDER 2012 www.goldsoul.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?products_id=5850

WATERFRONT BLUES N SOUL CLUB on the world wide web !

Check out www.therewasatime.co.uk which has been re launched / revamped with news, dates, profiles, reviews etc. Anyone wanting to include event details, exchange links to soul sites please email me soulmasterjay@therewasatime.co.uk

Thanks for reading y’all

Jay Cee & The Waterfront crew!!!

“Keep The Faith & Spread The Word”

Edited by jasonsaxo

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gAVE YOU 2 PLUGS ON MY RADIO SHOW SUNDAY NIGHT - REDROADMUSIC.COM - 7-10PM :thumbup:

Thank you for this. Hugely appreciated. Will check out the show too.

KTF,

Jay :hatsoff2:

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Wonderful film, saw it at the cinema when it was release, we organised a party after to celebrate this great piece of motown documentary.

Hi Raphi hopefully you'll arrive a bit earlier to catch the film (again) as well . No Duval at the bar i'm afraid , but some nice continental bottled beers , and a couple of local real ales on draught . Some nice vintage shops in York , and The Fred Perry shop just for you at the Designer Outlet .

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Hi Raphi hopefully you'll arrive a bit earlier to catch the film (again) as well . No Duval at the bar i'm afraid , but some nice continental bottled beers , and a couple of local real ales on draught . Some nice vintage shops in York , and The Fred Perry shop just for you at the Designer Outlet .

I like to taste the local things, so no Duvel at the bar is not a tragedy ;-) At least I won't be too pissed to play my records ha ha ha. I love York, I can't wait to see this wonderful town again!

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Hi Raphi hopefully you'll arrive a bit earlier to catch the film (again) as well . No Duval at the bar i'm afraid , but some nice continental bottled beers , and a couple of local real ales on draught . Some nice vintage shops in York , and The Fred Perry shop just for you at the Designer Outlet .

Designer Outlet a must , we'll be makin a pit=stop there ! Gonna be mighty fine !

Cptn M :thumbsup:

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@ weston super mare weekender and mighty fine it is too. Seems a few here have read about the waterfront blues n soul club in manifesto mag & soul up north fanzine and will be making the trip on 10 sept

GONNA BE A SOLID GROOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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would you believe it :g: ... an outstanding day of soul in York at the City Screen :thumbup: , with the iconic 'Standing in the shadows of Motown' being shown in the upstairs cinema , then a warm up event downstairs , followed by a full on night til 2am with Guests Andy Lewis & 'Raphi' from Brussels , plus Waterfront residents . The disbelief is that we'll be in Perpignan from where Raphi has just returned and gonna have to miss this one :( - no doubt lots of peeps will be rubbing it in with their post event feedback :lol: .

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would you believe it :g: ... an outstanding day of soul in York at the City Screen :thumbup: , with the iconic 'Standing in the shadows of Motown' being shown in the upstairs cinema , then a warm up event downstairs , followed by a full on night til 2am with Guests Andy Lewis & 'Raphi' from Brussels , plus Waterfront residents . The disbelief is that we'll be in Perpignan from where Raphi has just returned and gonna have to miss this one :( - no doubt lots of peeps will be rubbing it in with their post event feedback :lol: .

No Andy, we would never do that!!!!

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I like to taste the local things, so no Duvel at the bar is not a tragedy ;-) At least I won't be too pissed to play my records ha ha ha. I love York, I can't wait to see this wonderful town again!

It will be lots of fun squire with music, dancing and some mighty fine local beverages!!!

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'Andy Lewis has also confirmed that he will have many of his releases available for sale ("41" and other vinyl issues of his on Acid Jazz Records) that he will gladly autograph.'

:thumbup: this is great news , Andy's latest 45 has being getting great reviews - can anyone post a sound clip please ?

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gAVE YOU 2 PLUGS ON MY RADIO SHOW SUNDAY NIGHT - REDROADMUSIC.COM - 7-10PM :thumbup:

Really enjoyed the show. Listened this Sunday. Great mix of classic tunes and underplayed. Cheers Soulmanash

KTF,

Jay

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'Andy Lewis has also confirmed that he will have many of his releases available for sale ("41" and other vinyl issues of his on Acid Jazz Records) that he will gladly autograph.'

:thumbup: this is great news , Andy's latest 45 has being getting great reviews - can anyone post a sound clip please ?

Latest 45 is ' 'A Good Soul In The Good Times'. Featuring the vocals of Jess Roberts, the track is available on limited edition 7" vinyl:

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Latest 45 is ' 'A Good Soul In The Good Times'. Featuring the vocals of Jess Roberts, the track is available on limited edition 7" vinyl:

I will endeavour to do so squire.

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CY'ALL THERE !

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would you believe it :g: ... an outstanding day of soul in York at the City Screen :thumbup: , with the iconic 'Standing in the shadows of Motown' being shown in the upstairs cinema , then a warm up event downstairs , followed by a full on night til 2am with Guests Andy Lewis & 'Raphi' from Brussels , plus Waterfront residents . The disbelief is that we'll be in Perpignan from where Raphi has just returned and gonna have to miss this one :( - no doubt lots of peeps will be rubbing it in with their post event feedback :lol: .

This is going to be a cracker of a night. Be great to see the guys and play some tunes!!!! It is a shame you are going to miss this one. You will be in our thoughts and our thanks will be reaching over to Perpignan.

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This is going to be a cracker of a night. Be great to see the guys and play some tunes!!!! It is a shame you are going to miss this one. You will be in our thoughts and our thanks will be reaching over to Perpignan.

Cheers Jay , perhaps there can be 51 comp promo cds this time ? 50 for the 1st 50 in and 1 saved for me ? ,

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After a period in the Eighties as front-man for instantly forgettable Bands such as 'The Badgers' ('We're The Badgers and this is our set') 'The Jimmy Bowen Experience' (Bully for you') and 'The Late Lee Marley All-Stars' ( Always Late !) I drifted even further into Oblivion and they weren't much good either ! Currently Wailing out-front with a Grrrovey Beat-Combo called ‘The Monkey-Typists’

I first encountered Soul ( like most kids from working-class backgounds did in the 1960s) as part of the wall-paper pop-explosion blazing out of our transistor radios yet I didn't know it was Soul initially 'but it stood out from the white re-workings of R&B originals that made up the bulk of what was being thrown at us. This music had passion and vitality and spoke to us, it was raw yet polished too ,a breath of fresh air and once you realised there was more beyond the odd offering on Radio Play-lists, life was sweeter still (i'm still getting excited about tracks i've just plain and simply never heard before, it really does seem endless)

I grew up in a household that loved music. My Father met my Mother when he was playing piano in Pubs (for beer) in The 1950s. He loved Elvis, Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Ray Charles and Country Stars like Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves. Our Mother always sang to us, mainly English Music Hall Songs, Show Songs And 1940s Wartime favourites.My Eldest Sister sang in Clubs in The british Folk-song Revival (and still does) guesting with some pretty major Artists. Being the youngest, when the rest of the kids had been packed off to school I would sit with my Mother in the small kitchen of our Council House ,She did the Washing, Ironing etc and I soaked up the sounds from the Radio, I knew all the words to songs and we regularly had liittle get togethers which my eldest sister would stage-manage each of us doing our party-piece bringing out in me the performer/ egotist / regular Royal pain in the ass...just kidding !

Later on in my teens and into my twenties i sang solo and in a few Bands, even got to cover some soul-sides namely ' Goin to a happening' Tommy Neal & 'Show Me' Joe Tex, did some recording one track did make it onto a compilation .

My first-encounter with something beyond Motown and the odd Hittsville influenced sound was at a youth-club my Mother ran in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That's where i first heard Ska and Artists like 'Johhny Johnson & The Bandwagon'. 'Sly & The Family Stone', this was a harder blacker sound, 'James Brown', Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Aretha Franklin...I was hooked !

I guess i've taken the same journey of musical discovery as many of us growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s, fact of the matter is i'm still on that journey. I graduated from youth-clubs to Town-Hall Soul nights small club-nights ran by like-minded R&B enthusiasts and eventually to All-Nighters, my first being 'Wigan Casino'

.

Too many Venues, Too many people & places to mention them all. Today, after the odd flurry over the years, I find myself .,once again, immeresed in this thing called 'SOUL' and lucky enough to be able to play to friends ‘OLD & NEW ‘ who also have a passion for 'SOUL' , People talk about the Life & Soul ...Soul is Life......simple as that !

Currently I have the pleasure of promoting my own little piece of ‘Soul-Heaven’ namely ‘A Taste Of Honey ‘ at ‘The Hellfire Club’ in Manchester and have recently returned from playing Gigs in Chicago & Mexico City.

It’a an absolute pleasure to be a part of the COOL VIBE that is ‘ The Waterfront Blues & Soul Club ‘

CHECK OUT MY RECORD REVIEWS IN ‘SOUL-UP-NORTH’ ... ‘BEARSOULS B-SIDES ‘

WWW.BEARSOUL.MOONFRUIT.COM

CY’ALL REAL SOON

CHRIS ‘BEARSOUL ‘ MORGAN

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from City Screen website ......

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown rating_pg.gif

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United States 2002, 108 mins

Director: Paul Justman

Starring: Richard 'Pistol' Allen, Jack Ashford, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan

Synopsis

In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company.

Over a 14-year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era.

By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine ever.

They called themselves the Funk Brothers.

Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, recreated scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and 12 new live performances.

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France calling.... Hi Jay , can't see anything attached

May we have your points France!

RAPHI 'SCORCHER' HAS LANDED ...... WE'RE SKANKING IN SALFORD !!!!!!!! CY'ALL TOMMORROW ........IT'S GONNA BE A SOLID GROOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CPTN M :thumbsup:

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Cheers Jay , perhaps there can be 51 comp promo cds this time ? 50 for the 1st 50 in and 1 saved for me ? ,

Mr Bellwood, There will be one saved especially for your good self. Hope the South of France is treating you well. I am sure it is.

Love to Denise and see ya both soon,

Jay

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May we have your points France!

RAPHI 'SCORCHER' HAS LANDED ...... WE'RE SKANKING IN SALFORD !!!!!!!! CY'ALL TOMMORROW ........IT'S GONNA BE A SOLID GROOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CPTN M :thumbsup:

'Cor Blimey Guv, will York know what's hit it????

Mind you, the whole city will have Sunday to recover - lol.

See you boys later today,

Jay

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France calling.... Hi Jay , can't see anything attached

I have attached it at the the top of the thread. It is the web page that I save as a Google Chrome doc. Hope it still works. I have emailed the scan to you and all of the crew.

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France calling.... Hi Jay , can't see anything attached

If you go to The Press website. Click on the Leisure link and scroll down you will the link to the piece.

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After a period in the Eighties as front-man for instantly forgettable Bands such as 'The Badgers' ('We're The Badgers and this is our set') 'The Jimmy Bowen Experience' (Bully for you') and 'The Late Lee Marley All-Stars' ( Always Late !) I drifted even further into Oblivion and they weren't much good either ! Currently Wailing out-front with a Grrrovey Beat-Combo called ‘The Monkey-Typists’

I first encountered Soul ( like most kids from working-class backgounds did in the 1960s) as part of the wall-paper pop-explosion blazing out of our transistor radios yet I didn't know it was Soul initially 'but it stood out from the white re-workings of R&B originals that made up the bulk of what was being thrown at us. This music had passion and vitality and spoke to us, it was raw yet polished too ,a breath of fresh air and once you realised there was more beyond the odd offering on Radio Play-lists, life was sweeter still (i'm still getting excited about tracks i've just plain and simply never heard before, it really does seem endless)

I grew up in a household that loved music. My Father met my Mother when he was playing piano in Pubs (for beer) in The 1950s. He loved Elvis, Big Bill Broonzy, Lead Belly, Ray Charles and Country Stars like Slim Whitman and Jim Reeves. Our Mother always sang to us, mainly English Music Hall Songs, Show Songs And 1940s Wartime favourites.My Eldest Sister sang in Clubs in The british Folk-song Revival (and still does) guesting with some pretty major Artists. Being the youngest, when the rest of the kids had been packed off to school I would sit with my Mother in the small kitchen of our Council House ,She did the Washing, Ironing etc and I soaked up the sounds from the Radio, I knew all the words to songs and we regularly had liittle get togethers which my eldest sister would stage-manage each of us doing our party-piece bringing out in me the performer/ egotist / regular Royal pain in the ass...just kidding !

Later on in my teens and into my twenties i sang solo and in a few Bands, even got to cover some soul-sides namely ' Goin to a happening' Tommy Neal & 'Show Me' Joe Tex, did some recording one track did make it onto a compilation .

My first-encounter with something beyond Motown and the odd Hittsville influenced sound was at a youth-club my Mother ran in the late 1960s and early 1970s. That's where i first heard Ska and Artists like 'Johhny Johnson & The Bandwagon'. 'Sly & The Family Stone', this was a harder blacker sound, 'James Brown', Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Rufus Thomas, Aretha Franklin...I was hooked !

I guess i've taken the same journey of musical discovery as many of us growing up in the 1960s and early 1970s, fact of the matter is i'm still on that journey. I graduated from youth-clubs to Town-Hall Soul nights small club-nights ran by like-minded R&B enthusiasts and eventually to All-Nighters, my first being 'Wigan Casino'

.

Too many Venues, Too many people & places to mention them all. Today, after the odd flurry over the years, I find myself .,once again, immeresed in this thing called 'SOUL' and lucky enough to be able to play to friends ‘OLD & NEW ‘ who also have a passion for 'SOUL' , People talk about the Life & Soul ...Soul is Life......simple as that !

Currently I have the pleasure of promoting my own little piece of ‘Soul-Heaven’ namely ‘A Taste Of Honey ‘ at ‘The Hellfire Club’ in Manchester and have recently returned from playing Gigs in Chicago & Mexico City.

It’a an absolute pleasure to be a part of the COOL VIBE that is ‘ The Waterfront Blues & Soul Club ‘

CHECK OUT MY RECORD REVIEWS IN ‘SOUL-UP-NORTH’ ... ‘BEARSOULS B-SIDES ‘

WWW.BEARSOUL.MOONFRUIT.COM

CY’ALL REAL SOON

CHRIS ‘BEARSOUL ‘ MORGAN

Top Boy!!!!

Awesome stuff squire

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May we have your points France!

RAPHI 'SCORCHER' HAS LANDED ...... WE'RE SKANKING IN SALFORD !!!!!!!! CY'ALL TOMMORROW ........IT'S GONNA BE A SOLID GROOVE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CPTN M :thumbsup:

Hope you're not too skanked out and have left some skanking energy in the tank for the dance floor - lol

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Hope you're not too skanked out and have left some skanking energy in the tank for the dance floor - lol

Never !!!! Just about to head out from the ranch !!!!!!!!!!

The Salford Branch of The Lanzarote Cowboys :thumbsup:

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Compilation CD is sorted!!!! Forgot how long it takes to do them - lol. Getting requests on facebook for them from friends who can't make it. mmmm.... got a good idea what I'll be doing Sunday whilst recovering.

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Never !!!! Just about to head out from the ranch !!!!!!!!!!

The Salford Branch of The Lanzarote Cowboys :thumbsup:

Can just see you and the posse cantering into town, with record bags slung from your hips - lol.

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from City Screen website ......

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown rating_pg.gif

kqz4m.jpeg

kqz4m.jpeg

United States 2002, 108 mins

Director: Paul Justman

Starring: Richard 'Pistol' Allen, Jack Ashford, Bootsy Collins, Chaka Khan

Synopsis

In 1959, Berry Gordy Jr gathered the best musicians from Detroit's thriving jazz and blues scene to begin cutting songs for his new record company.

Over a 14-year period they were the heartbeat on every hit from Motown's Detroit era.

By the end of their phenomenal run, this unheralded group of musicians had played on more number one hits than the Beach Boys, the Rolling Stones, Elvis and the Beatles combined - which makes them the greatest hit machine ever.

They called themselves the Funk Brothers.

Forty-one years after they played their first note on a Motown record and three decades since they were all together, the Funk Brothers reunited back in Detroit to play their music and tell their unforgettable story, with the help of archival footage, still photos, narration, interviews, recreated scenes, 20 Motown master tracks, and 12 new live performances.

Awesome stuff squire. Huge respect for getting all this together.

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The Lewis is on the "Soul Train" - due to "Haul 'n' Pull Up" shortly within these sacred walls!!

Mr Bellwood, have you found the press release or seen my email?

Raphi & Chris, can you guys get online whilst on your travels??

Is Dale or Stuart out there?

The sun is shining and it is lovely and warm. be great to be by the river and dance the night away

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