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Was blown away on visit to Dublin Northern Scene

Imagine a venue filled with a enthusiastic knowledgable buzzing crowd of young keen soulies, average age 25 ish, all up to just enjoy a good nite of soul, knowing what they want and knowing they are going to get it

Imagine a set of local djs playing full original sets that was so fresh and well thought out that could blow many sets have heard recently in uk well out of the water, not by value or rarity but simply by the way they were put together and received by crowd

Imagine a farewell performance by a regular guest dj overrunning to an about two and half hour most enjoyable and memorable finish

Imagine a place which had all the good things about the northern scene present in abundance and none of the crap that find on current uk scene

Dublin last nite imo was that place

Full report and photos on way, along with related articles

just wanted to pass on thoughts while fresh

thanks to all involved

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Cheers Mike

glad you all got back ok

appreciate that you took the trouble to come over and with a lovely bunch of true soul people too, we all had a ball and hope we've made new friendships and strengthened existing ones, thanks to Steve Thomas & Carl Willingham superb sets. To all who attended many thanks for making it another great night/weekend, will get the lads to put playlists together.

Many thanks for the comments

Danny Duggan

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mike - many thanks to all the 'tourists' who came across for what was a memorable weekend. to all the deeajys in both rooms - thanks for the fantastic sets (danny will organise playlists soon), the great vibes and the friendship. i didnt get around to say hello/thanks to everyone so hope this short note will suffice. i am loath to single one person out but i think as it was Carls farewell appearence it's only fitting that i take a moment to thank himself and maria (and coterie of friends) who have supported and promoted the IRish rare soul scene both through deejaying and positive reviews - we all wish them well in the future.

i think Dan asked when the next one was on - lets just say "we're working on it"

http://homepage.eircom.net/~dublinsoul

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Well said Joe.

Let me just add my thanks to all who made the weekend so special.

Special mentions to the travelling djs......Dave Miller, Steve Thomas and of course Carl Willingham.

Big shout too for the travelling army of soul fans who add so much to our scene when they come over.

Hope we see you all again soon

John

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Just found my head after another trip over the water to see the Dublin crowd...Its nights like this that i really go for...Good honest people with a passion that makes us what we are...Nice to see my old freinds..Pip,Al,Brian,Danny,John and the rest..

The place was a third full on entry but it had a good feel..Good honest sets by al the local lads and Steve Thomas..Some people can really go over the top on the tunes that cost a small fortune, plenty of great tunes that don't cost the earth but still have the same power they did when you first heard them..Great young local crowd and a good mix of others from the uk made this a special night...Carl Willingham to end the night, what more can i say over 2 hours of heart,passion,sweat,drinking,dancing,smiling,crying,hugs,kisses and lots lots more..Remember, its not the size that counts all the time, quality over quantity every time and if you can have both then everyones a winner...Thanks to all the crowd in Dublin and my special freind Wendy..See you all later this month for another night of doing what we do best, loving this scene..Lots of bullshit out there but they can't take away what we all had on Saturday night, true passion that you can't really put into words..To all the good soul people out there i say keep on keeping on...

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..Lots of bullshit out there but they can't  take away what we all had on Saturday night, true passion that you can't really put into words..

hahahaha

steve - you were in dublin on SUNDAY night!!!!

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Damn and Blast,

Little-Stevie, what regrets i have that your sound advice to take the trip to Dublin was ignored - rashly i thought that i may have had my quota of wide eyed fun for the weekend...ARGGHHHHH!

One consolation was that bored at home i switched on Solar radio only to hear Mark "GOD" Bicknell play 2hrs of quality tunes - The Volancano's - A Lady's man, what a fu##in tune!

Probably should be on another post, but thanks Mark Bicknell for your set at CIS on Saturday night and cheers for the Sunday. It ain't quite gonna be the same.

ben

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Sounds fab! Playlists???? :-D

best

Leo

As requested here's my playlist from the Dublin All-dayer. The first 2 and the last 2 are in the right order. Can't remember the exact order for the rest.......

I'm sure there'll be more playlists to follow.......

Best

Honest John

Dottie + Millie: Talkin About My Baby (Topper)

Falcons: Like You've Never Been Loved (Big Wheel)

Spiedells: Dream Girl (Providence)

Bev + Del Capris: Mama I Think I'm In Love (Columbia)

Betty Lloyd: I'm Catching On (BSC)

Archie Bell: 1000 Wonders (Atlantic)

Jackie Wilson: Because Of You (Brunswick)

Delegates Of Soul: I'll Come Running Back (Uplook)

Sunday: Ain't Got No Problems (Alteen)

Mandrill: Too Late (Arista)

Channel 3: Sweetest Thing (Dakar)

Robert John: Raindrops Love and Sunshine (A+M)

Teddy Randazzo: You Don't Need A Heart (DCP)

Tommy Navarro: I Cried My Life Away (Dejac)

Ronnie West: Lil Woman (Goins)

Gene Holiday: Scratch My Name Off The Mail Box (Johnson)

Adorables: Ooh Boy! (Golden World)

Wade Flemmons: Jeanette (Ramsel)

Freddie Houston: If I Had Known (Old Town)

Baby Washington: It'll Never Be Over For Me (Sue)

Billy Stewart: To Love To Love (Chess)

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as requested a few more playlists from the locals in northern room and saturdays sleepless nights. (next sleepless is 3rd weekend of this month)

Saturday Sleepless Nights Karl Mitchell

Irene & the Scotts - Stuck on my Baby - Smash

Joe Murphy - So blue - Vivid

Emanuel Laskey - Lucky to be loved by you - Wild Duece

Patti William - I'm doing the best I can - Clock

Mitchell Braithwaite - You been a long time coming - Probe

The Constellations - I didn't know how to - Gemini Star

Melvin Boyd - Exit lonliness - Era

The Adlibs - Johnny my boy - Blue Cat

Richard Berry - Have love will travel - Flip

Betty O'Brien - She'll be gone - Liberty

Larry Trider - Carbon copy - Coral

Joe Simon - I got a whole lotta lovin - SS7

Ted Taylor - Somebodys always trying - Okeh

Lonnie Lester - You cant go - Nutone

Wilson Pickett - Let me be your boy - Verve

Orlons - Envy - Cameo

The Jets - Everything I do - Port

Roy Roberts - Got ot have your love - Ninandy

Ann Robinson - World of hapiness

The Hesitations - She won't come back - Kapp

Emanuel Laskey - I'm a peace lovin man - Thelma

The Exits - You got to have money - Gemini

Flame n King - Ho happy day - NYCS

Holland & Dozier - New breed kinda woman - Invinctus

Betty Moorer - Speed Up - Wand

Barbara Acklin - Just aint no love - Brunswick

Sunday - Commercial rowing club Karl Mitchell

The Constellations - I didn't know how to - Gemini Star

Harvey Averne Dozen - Never learned to dance - Uptite

Little Gigi - I volunteer - Decca

Chester St Anthony - Together - A&M

The Jets - Everything I do - Port

The Exits - You got to have money - Gemini

Johnny Bartel - If this isn't love - Solid State

Mill Evans - Why, why, why - King

Wilson Pickett - Let me be your boy - Verve

Joe Simon - I got a whole lotta lovin - SS7

Baby Washington - Leave me alone - Sue

Flame n King - Ho happy day - NYCS

Carl Carlton - you can't stop a man in love - ABC

The Four Tops - I just can't get you out of my mind - Dunhill

James Robbins - I can't please you - Mica

The Diplomats - Cards on the table - Arock

Mack Rice- Baby I'm coming home - Lupine

johnny Nash - Some of your lovin - ABC

Paul Grant Sunday

The Accents - Who You Gonna Love (onederful)

The Shepards - Little Girl lost (abc paramount)

The Volumes - That Same Old Feeling (impact)

Carla Whitney - I've Been Hurt So Many Times (attic)

Willie Tee - First Taste Of Hurt (gatur)

Big Daddy Rogers - I'm A Big Man (midas)

Bobby Williams - I've Only Got Myself To Blame (sureshot)

Shirley Lawson - One More Chance (back beat)

Jo Ann Garrett - A Whole New Plan (chess)

Clay Hunt - Since I've Lost You (kapp)

T.J. Wiliams & Two Shades Of Soul - Baby I Need You(josie)

The Valentinos - Sweeter Than The Day Before (chess)

The Jackson Brothers - I've Gotta Hear It From You(providence)

Jimmie Reed Jr. - I Ain't Going Nowhere (mercury)

The Dynamics - I Need Your Love (rca)

Vibrating Vibrations - Surprise Party For Baby(neptune)

The Showmen - The Wrong Girl (minit)

Baby Washington - Leave Me Alone (sue)

Ray Pollard - It's A Sad Thing (united artists)

Dave Miller Saturday Sleepless Nights

Lonnie Lester - You Can't Go (Nu-Tone)

Gordon Keith - Look Ahead (Calumet)

Jean Wells - With My Love (Calla)

Sweet Delights - Baby Be Mine (Atco)

Edwin Starr - My weakness Is You (Gordy)

Orlons - I Ain't Coming Back (Cameo)

Lee Rogers - Sock Some Love Power (Premium Stuff)

Impacts - Jerkin' In Your Seat (Counsel)

Soul Shakers - I'm Getting Weaker (Loma)

Emanuel Laskey - I'm A Peace Loving Man (Thelma)

Martha Starr - No Part Time Love For Me (Thelma)

Ruby Lee - I Believe In You (Poptone)

Pic & Bill - Talk About Love (Belter)

Little Dooley - If Ever I Needed You (Koko)

John Bowie - You're Gonna Miss A Good Thing (Merben)

Steelers - Just Beginning To Love You (Crash)

Gino Parks - Nerves Of Steel (Crazy Horse)

Ray Scott & the Scottsmen - Love Piled On Top Of Love (Decca)

Little Dooley - You Better Be Ready (Koko)

Continental Four - Way I Love You Baby (Jay Walking)

TJ Williams - Baby I Need You (Josie)

Rose Brooks - I'm Moanin' (Soul City)

Eddie Hill - You Got The Best Of Me (Thelma)

Jimmy Seals - The Yesterday Of Our Love (Challenge)

Mark Threadgold Sunday

A Lonely Boy" Lee Wilson - USA

"Someone To Treat Me" De Vons - King

"Down In The Ghetto" Majors - Venture

"First Time" Viola Wills - Bem Sole

"Just Crazy Bout You Baby" Embers -eLe

"I Won't Be Hurt" Sensations - Way Out

"Cashing In" Voices East Harlem - Just Sunshine

"I Can't Change" Sensations - Junior

"Find Me Somebody" Bobby Womack - Atlantic

"Wherever You Were" Bud Harper - Peacock

"Why Would You Blow It" Claude Huey - Galaxy

"I'm The Woman For You" Marion James - K&J

"I'm Available" George Byrd - Tangerine

"Amazing Love" James Bell - Rojam

"Try" Eula Cooper - Tragar

"Please heart Don't break" TSU Toronadoes - Rampart Street

"Come On And Love Me" Soul Brothers - G-D

"For My Baby" Virgil Henry C/U

"Somebody Help Me" Larry Birdsong - SurSpeed

"So In Love" Othello Robertson - Baby Luv

"Gotta Find A True Love" ET White - Great Potential

"I'm On To You Girl" Skip Jackson - Dot Mar

Phil Shields Sunday

Strides " I Can Get Along" MS

Players 4 " The Two Of Us" knoll

The Other Ones " Stop" ABC Paramount

Beth Bynum " I'll Set You Free" Starmaker

Freddie North "The Hurt" Ric

Gerri Granger "Ain't It Funny" Big Top

Soul Blenders " Driving Me Mad" Knight

Chryslers and the Monarchs Band "I'm Not Gonna Lose You" Je Jody

Jimmy Seals "The Yesterday Of Our Love" Challenge

Yvonne Vaughn "When You Gonna Tell Her About Me" Dot

Big Frank and the Essences "I Won't Let Her See Me Cry" Blue Rock

Arcades "Theres Gotta Be A loser" Triad

Sheer Coincidence " I Didn't Lie" Wright

Tootsie Rollers " Give Me Love" Me-O

Silky Hargraves "Love Lets Try It Again" Wheelsville

Liz Lands "Midnight Johnny" Gordy

Johnny McRae "You're Anybodys Girl" DC

Eddie Foster " If I Can't Have You" c/u

Sweet William "Maybe, Baby" Companion

Inverts "Time Will Change" Broadway

Fiestas "Think Smart" old Town

Jaguars "The Metropolitan" Alco

George Freeman "Down And Out" Valiant

Danny Duggan (some of the stuff i remember playing over 2 nights)

Marvin Gaye - Desperate Situation/love starved heart (tamla)

Tony Bruno - Hard to get a thing called love (capitol lp)

Willie Kendricks -Change your ways/whats that... (rca)

Isonics- Sugar (kammy)

Chubby & Turnpikes - i didnt try (capitol)

stevie wonder - be cool, be calm... (tamla lp)

miracles - whole lot of shakin.. (tamla)

terry callier - look at me now (cadet)

dells - thinking bout you (chess)

turley richards - i feel allright (columbia)

ad libs - new york in the dark (agp)

rotations - i cant find her (debrossard)

garland green - angel baby (uni)

john bowie - your gonna miss a good thing (merben)

capitols - hello stranger (karen)

George smith -i've had it -federal

ray charles - i dont need no doctor - abc

johnny taylor - dance what you wanna (derby)

soothers - i believe in you (port)

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very nice playlists altoghether.. plenty of favourites! Thanxxx for sharing.. ;-)

Would like to hear that Chester St Anthony track, my friend tells me it's good..

best

Leo

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HI TO EVERYONE WHO WAS AT THE ROWING CLUB DUBLIN. CARL AND I ARE JUST ABOUT RECOVERED. IT'S ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO ARTICULATE JUST WHAT THE PEOPLE AND SCENE IN DUBLIN HAS MEANT TO US OVER THE 5 YEARS OR SO. PAUL DAVIES [ THROUGH OUR LATE DEAR FRIEND JOHN, AKA ROSS] ORGINALLY INVITED CARL OVER AND A SHARED PASSION WAS IMMEDIATELY FORGED. WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO FIND GENUINE FRIENDSHIPS THAT TRANSEND THIS LITTLE SCENE OF OURS AND THAT WE HOPE WILL CONTINUE LONG AFTER CARL HAS SPUN HIS FINAL 45. THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE TO THANK THAT I'M AFRAID TO LEAVE ANYONE OUT. YOU ALL KNOW WHO YOU ARE BUT ALONG WITH PAUL AND BARBARA, SPECIAL THANKS TO THE DUNN BROS. KARL MITCHELL AND LISA, JOE MORAN AND DANNY DUGGAN. THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE BEAUTIFUL WATERFORD CRYSTAL VASE PRESENTED TO CARL AT THE BEGINING OF HIS SPOT, ALONG WITH ALL THE PRECIOUS MEMORIES WE WILL CHERISH IT ALWAYS. ON THE NIGHT EMOTION GOT THE BETTER OF ME AND FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE I WAS UNABLE TO EXPRESS HOW I FELT. I KNOW OUR IRISH FRIENDS CONSIDER CARL AS ONE OF THEIR OWN AND HE FEELS THAT TO BE SUCH AN HONOUR. CARL WANTS EVERYONE TO KNOW HOW MUCH HE HAS ENJOYED HIS VISITS AND APPRECIATES THE SUPPORT HE HAS RECEIVED FROM ALL OUR IRISH FRIENDS. "CAN'T GET OVER THESE MEMORIES" KEEP SAFE, MARIA AND CARL.

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carls play list Dublin- main room.

YUM YUMS- GONNA BE A BIG THING-ABC-PARAMOUNT

EMPIRES- YOU'RE ON TOP GIRL- CANDY.

BOBBY PARIS- I WALKED AWAY- CAPITOL

FRANKIE BEVERLY- BECAUSE OF MY HEART- FAIRMOUNT

ENCHANTMENTS- I'M IN LOVE WITH YOUR DAUGHTER- FARO

THE JUST BROS-CARLENA- GARRISON

5 ROYALES- CATCH THAT TEARDROP- HOME OF THE BLUES

CODY BLACK- I'M SLOWLY MOULDING- KING

AL WILLIAMS- I AM NOTHING- LA BEAT

KARMELLO BROOKS- TELL ME BABY- MILESTONE

CURTIS LEE- IS SHE IN YOUR TO TOWN- MIRA

IMPERIAL C'S- SOMEONE TELL HER- PHIL LA OF SOUL

FRANKIE KARL- BOY NEXT DOOR- PHILTOWN

MIKE McDONALD- GON KNOWS-RCA

ELLIE GREENWICH- BABY- RED BIRD

GENE TOONES- WHAT MORE DO YOU WANT- SIMCO

LOU PRIDE- I'M COM'UN HOME IN THE MORN'UN- SUEMI

JOANN COURCY- I GOT THE POWER- TWIRL

VONDELLS- HEY GIRL YOU'VE CHANGED- AIRTOWN

MONTCLAIRS- HEY YOU DON'T FIGHT IT- ARCH

JOHNNY MAE MATHEWS- I HAVE NO CHOICE- BIG HIT

EDDIE WHITEHEAD- JUST YOUR FOOL- BLACKJACK

FASCINATORS- IN OTHER WORDS- BOMBAY

BUDDY SMITH- WHEN YOU LOOSE THE ONE YOU LOVE- BRUTE

GEORGE PEPP- THE FEELING IS REAL- COLEMAN

DE-LITES LOVER- CUPPY

MOMENTS- YOU SAID- DEEP

OXFORD NIGHTS- I'M SUCH A LONELY MAN- DELPHI

PARIS- SLEEPLESS NIGHTS- DOC

PASSIONS- IF YOU SEE MY BABY- ELVIRTUE

CAROL ANDERSON- SAD GIRL- FEE

NABAY- BELIEVE IT OR NOT- IMPACT

EXECUTIVE FOUR- I GOTTA A GOOD THING- LUMAR

ADMIRATIONS- YOULEFT ME- PEACHES

HAYES COTTON- BLACK WINGS HAVE MY ANGEL- RESIST

BILL BUSH- I'M WAITING- RONN

MAGNETICS- WHEN I'M WITH MY BABY- SABLE

SOUL BROS INC- TEARDROPS- SALEM

GUITAR RAY- YOU'RE GONNA WREAK MY LIFE- SHAGG

PAT LEWIS- NO ONE TO LOVE-SOLID HIT

LITTLE TOMMY- BABY CAN'T YOU SEE- SOUNDS OF SOUL

PERFECTIONS- I LOVE YOU MY LOVE- SVR

JOHN AND THE WIERDEST- CAN'T GET OVER THESE MEMORIES-TIE

JOHNNY HONEYCUT- I'M COMING OVER-TRIODE

GWEN OWENS-JUST SAY YOUR WANTED- VELGO

SALVADORS- SICK BY ME BABY-WISEWORLD

TIMI YURO- IT'LL NEVER BE OVER FOR ME- LIBERTY

MIGHT HAVE MISSED ONE OR TWO BUT THE OLD GREY CELLS NO LONGER WHAT THEY WERE!! WILL POST MOERN/XOVER ROOM SEPERATELY, MARIA.

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Ooooh! and you're (Carl) playing Soulastatic in october, i can't wait.. promise to play Karmello Brooks, pretty please?? Fab playlist.. Little Tommy is so annoyingly good!

best

Leo

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Blown away sums it up. It was my first visit, but defo not my last. I still havent got over the enthusiasm or the friendliness of everyone I met there. Thats one night I wont forget. A big thank you to all the people who made us visitors so welcome. Including Danny, for responding to my panicky emails about b+b`s. Wendy for putting 4 of us up, even though she didnt know 2 of us. And the lad who gave me a big hug on the dancefloor when I was reduced to tears by the music. Didnt catch the name, but thanks. By the end of the night I was speechless, and that doesnt often happen! I should also thank the lady at customs for making my first trip to Ireland that bit more memorable!!!!

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